Lesson 196 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose

Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*


Love's Guidance

TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: The Course text is in bold face. The Guidance is in normal type In His Guidance, He has asked Me to capitalize the pronouns You and We as an acknowledgement of the Divinity of All of Us, an acknowledgement of Equality, an expression of His Love and respect for You. When You see the word ‘YOU’ capitalized in the Guidance, know that He is not just speaking to YOU, He is honoring YOU.

L e s s o n  196

It can be but myself I crucify.  For You that I would hate are but a part of Me.  Those of You who dwell as the separation don’t remember this nor have You realized it.  I did.  And so, when being crucified, I could say to God: “Father, forgive them.”  Please understand this.

1 When this is firmly understood and kept in full awareness, you will not attempt to harm yourself nor make your body slave to vengeance. Thus will You be kind to Your Brothers, for They are part of You. – You will not attack yourself, and you will realize that to attack another is but to attack yourself.  You will understand the cost of venting Your spleen.  You see that it isn’t worth it.

You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself. And you will understand his safety is your own, and in his healing you are healed.  And when You understand this, then how could You help but Love Another as Your Self.  That is What S/He is.  Not some thing that has been miscreated.

2 Perhaps at first you will not understand how mercy, limitless and with all things held in its sure protection, can be found in the idea we practice for today. “Mercy” is not to judge Your Brother a sinner and then somehow forgive Him all His sins.  Mercy is lovingkindness that is willing to see behind an ugly picture to the Son of God that must be right there.

When We are saying this: “It is but Myself I crucify,” It may in fact appear to be a sign that punishment can never be escaped because the ego, under what it sees as threat, is quick to cite the truth to save its lies. Yet must it fail to understand the truth it uses thus. – Because God is Love – and therefore, so is All of You – the ego’s ploys are nonsense. But – Ahd You know this, and – you can learn to see these foolish applications and deny the meaning they appear to have.  Consistently remember: God is Love.

When Your thought is consistently as God’s, willing only Love,:

3 Thus do you also teach your mind that you are not an ego. You’re not an ego!  You are Son of God to whom is giv’n all power in earth and Heav’n.1

For the ways in which the ego would distort the truth will not deceive you longer. You will not believe you are a body to be crucified.  Nor a ‘human’ personality that must be protected.

And you will see within today’s idea the light of resurrection, looking past all thoughts of crucifixion and of death to thoughts of liberation and of life.  Do You really understand?  It’s Your choice.  Would You be crucified – one way or another – just because I was?  There is no need for this at all.  I came and I am here to give You the Kingdom, and not hell!  Why not embrace it?  Is it fun to think You are an ego?

4 Today’s idea is one step we take in leading us from bondage to the state of perfect freedom.  – This is a dance that You who do will to do the Lessons dance with Me, together. Nothing better could You do today than be in step with Me; and hence, with All Your like-minded Brothers. – Let us take this step today that we may quickly go the way salvation shows us, taking every step in its appointed sequence as the mind relinquishes its burdens one by one. It is not time we need for this.  It is to learn the mindset of the letting go of the dream.2  It is but willingness.  – All I ask is that “little willingness” and then let it grow! – For what would seem to need a thousand years can easily be done in just one instant by the grace of God.  “In just one instant”– Let that sink in and register with You.  Only the ego would want to make this a big production! Remember!  All there is is NOW … RIGHT NOW.

5 The dreary, hopeless thought that you can make attacks on others and escape yourself has nailed you to the cross.  What is the cross but the belief of separation. What do I mean?  When You have cut Yourself off from God, what lonelier place is there to be than crucifixion?  We have already said that to attack a Sister or a Brother is but to attack Yourself for S/He is part of You. – Perhaps it seemed to be salvation. Yet it merely stood for the belief the fear of God is real. And what is that but hell? Who could believe his Father is his deadly enemy, separate from him and waiting to destroy his life – is not this strange thought the basis of the belief of dying and, therefore, it’s almost universal – and blot him from the universe, without the fear of hell upon his heart?  The ego thought does like to impersonate the god of hell that it invented.

6 Such is the form of madness you believe if you accept the fearful thought you can attack another and be free yourself.  Again, where comes it from but the persistent belief that You actually did manage to ‘accomplish’ separation.  Because it is impossible, You must be delusional.

Until this form is changed, there is no hope. Until you see that this, at least, must be entirely impossible, how could there be escape? The fear of God is real to anyone who thinks this thought is true. And he will not perceive its foolishness nor even see that it is there so that it would be possible to question it.  So You’re wondering why I’m harping on this when all ego beliefs are madness.  Because attack/defense runs rampant throughout all of dreaming.  Its revealing is the key to healing.

7 To question it at all, its form must first be changed at least as much as will permit fear of retaliation to abate and the responsibility returned to some extent to you. From there you can at least consider if you want to go along this painful path. Until this shift has been accomplished, you cannot perceive that it is but your thoughts that bring you fear and your deliverance depends on you.  Ah, but the ego has told You that You need a Saviour, and that’s why Jesus came. … Not exactly.  I’m not here to save (although I will and do), but to be Your example; to show You the way back to peace and happiness.  I’m Your Wayshower.

8 Our next steps will be easy if you take this one today. From there we go ahead quite rapidly. For once you understand it is impossible that you be hurt except by your own thoughts, the fear of God must disappear. You do not now believe that fear is caused without. And God, Whom you had thought to banish, can be welcomed back within the holy mind He never left.  You’re smiling happily, and so am I.  I, too, just Love Our holy communion.  This is why I’m here: to re-mind You just how wonderful it is to reconnect.

9 Salvation’s song can certainly be heard in the idea we practice for today. If it can but be you you crucify, you did not hurt the world and need not fear its vengeance and pursuit. Nor need you hide in terror from the deadly fear of God projection hides behind. The thing you dread the most is your salvation. You are strong, and it is strength you want. And you are free and glad of freedom. You have sought to be both weak and bound because you feared your strength and freedom. Yet salvation lies in them.  And for those of You for whom salvation is synonymous with Heaven, take what is applicable to You and use it.

10 There is an instant in which terror seems to grip your mind so wholly that escape appears quite hopeless. When you realize once and for all that it is you you fear, the mind perceives itself as split. And this had been concealed while you believed attack could be directed outward and returned from outside to within. It seemed to be an enemy outside you had to fear. And thus a god outside yourself became your mortal enemy-the source of fear.  There had to be Another on whom You could project Your guilt which was immediately unbearable (at the instant of thinking You really separated).

11 Now for an instant is a murderer perceived within you, eager for your death, intent on plotting punishment for you until the time when it can kill at last. Understand that the words above are describing the ego.  And Son of God, You’ve never been an ego, except in all Your foolish dreaming.

Yet in this instant is the time as well in which salvation comes. – Like the cavalry arriving in the nick of time. – For fear of God has disappeared. And you can call on Him to save you from illusions in His Love, calling Him Father and yourself His Son. Yes!  You just got it!  You are experiencing the intimate relationship of God Be-ing You and Each One of Us.  It feels really wonderful, the Oneness.  All You need to do is let God Be You.

Pray that the instant may be soon-today. For it has already happened.  Just allow Yourself to become aware of it.

Step back from fear and make advance to love.  You can hear Me gently singing: “Turn around.  Look at Me.”  And when You see Me, then will You see Your Self.

12 There is no Thought of God that does not go with you to help you reach that instant and to go beyond it quickly, surely, and forever. – Here We are, right here and now Together, and All who read My words are here with Us. – When the fear of God is gone, there are no obstacles that still remain between you and the holy peace of God. How kind and merciful is the idea we practice!  How lovingkind and merciful is God. – Give it welcome, as you should, for it is your release. It is indeed but you your mind can try to crucify. Yet your redemption, too, will come from you. For God is always willing!  Therefore, all it now takes is You!  Please come and join Me. I am Son of God, and so are You; for what I am, You are.


1 Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

2 Let It Go (Kan Keyes Living Love song.  Not sure of the author.)

Let it go-let it go

And watch your life flow

Don’t let the good life pass you by

Let it go-let it go

It’s the only way I know

To find love peace and happiness

and rainbows in the sky (Let it go — A Living Love song)

INTRODUCTION to Lessons 181 – 200

I181:1 Our next few lessons make a special point of firming up your willingness to make your weak commitment strong, your scattered goals blend into one intent. – All commitment does start with this one thing: just the little willingness to do it, whatever it takes.  So even if You do slip and fall, You get right up again. – You are not asked for total dedication all the time, as yet. But you are asked to practice now in order to attain the sense of peace such unified commitment will bestow, if only intermittently. It is experiencing this which makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth.  How did He segue from the little willingness to total?!  (He is laughing hard!)  Only the ego would ask that question!  By now, don’t You think that You should know Me!  Give Me an inch of good, and I’ll give You back a mile of it.  Give Me a drop of Love, and I’ll return to You an ocean.

With what are We dealing but the Divine Qualities of God.  Life, Truth and Love.  Spirit, Soul and Mind.  Holy Divine Principle, Its Joy and Peace.  How precious are the attributes of God.  They are Your treasure.  And where Your treasure is, there is Your Love.

2 Our lessons now are geared specifically to widening horizons – by loosening the ego’s stranglehold that it has on You – and direct approaches to the special blocks which keep your vision narrow and too limited to let you see the value of our goal.  What has it been that has severely narrowed Your horizons?

Well, what else but sir and lady ego?

We are attempting now to lift these blocks, however briefly. Words alone can not convey the sense of liberation which their lifting brings. – Yes, that day that Helen had, recounted in “Absence From Felicity”1 is a perfect example.  Every day – and every moment can and will be like that! – But the experience of freedom and of peace that comes as you give up your tight control of what you see speaks for itself. Your motivation will be so intensified that words become of little consequence. You will be sure of what you want and what is valueless.  The ego will attempt to deter Your progress, tell You that You can’t sustain such an experience.  And yet the ego is always lying.  Do not believe it.  Tell it to shut up, and really mean it!

3 And so we start our journey beyond words by concentrating first on what impedes our progress still. Experience of what exists beyond defensiveness remains beyond achievement while it is denied. It may be there, but you cannot accept its presence.  For You are quite defended against It.  And what does live in the Silence but experience of perfect Love and safety. So we now attempt to go past all defenses for a little while each day. No more than this is asked because no more than this is needed. It will be enough to guarantee the rest will come.  One Holy Moment is but a promise of All which await Your invitation!

[Thank you Dear Brother]

*Sun~Rose is the scribe of the recently published book, YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE: PREP NOTES FOR EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE“, Jesus’ Guidance on the Miracle Principles


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