Lesson 216 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose

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



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  216

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

Truth is that Creation is One; thus I am not separate from All My Others.  For what affects One of Us, affects All.1  We just deny it, and each denial does shrink Us more, till We believe that We are solitary, separate from All.

Truth is, We aren’t.

[196] It can be but myself I crucify.  Those who did and watched were not separate from Me upon the cross, although They refused the pain, it was theirs far more than Mine.

To comprehend this is great incentive to Love Your Brothers.  We’re in no way separate from Each Other.  In the dream We share both pain and glory; as Reality, just peace and joy!

Understand this, and You will only wish to bless Your Others.

1 All that I do, I do unto myself.
If I attack, I suffer. But if I forgive, salvation will be given me. 
And if I go beyond forgiveness to active loving and blessing, indeed My cup is running over,2 blessing Me abundantly, along with All My Brothers.


1 Renascence; Edna St.Vincent Millay

“A man was starving in Capri;
He moved his eyes and looked at me;


I felt his gaze, I heard his moan,
And knew his hunger as my own.…

I breathed my soul back into me.


Ah! Up then from the ground sprang I
And hailed the earth with such a cry
As is not heard save from a man
Who has been dead, and lives again.
About the trees my arms I wound;


Like one gone mad I hugged the ground;
I raised my quivering arms on high;
I laughed and laughed into the sky,
Till at my throat a strangling sob
Caught fiercely, and a great heart-throb


Sent instant tears into my eyes;
O God, I cried, no dark disguise
Can e’er hereafter hide from Me
Thy radiant identity!
Thou canst not move across the grass


But my quick eyes will see Thee pass,
Nor speak, however silently,
But my hushed voice will answer Thee.
I know the path that tells Thy way
Through the cool eve of every day;


God, I can push the grass apart
And lay my finger on Thy heart!
The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;
Above the world is stretched the sky,—


No higher than the soul is high.
The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand;
The soul can split the sky in two,
And let the face of God shine through.

2 Psalm 23

“Surely goodness and lovingkindness runneth after me … I dwell as the consciousness of Love forever.”

(Alternate translation.)


Review VI

R6:1 For this review, we take but one idea each day and practice it as often as is possible.  – Which naturally will be as often as You choose it to be. – Besides the time you give morning and evening, which should not be less than 15 minutes, and the hourly remembrances you make throughout the day, use the idea as often as you can between them. Each of these ideas alone would be sufficient for salvation, if it were learned truly. Each would be enough to give release to you and to the world from every form of bondage and invite the memory of God to come again.  The memory of God is but Your Reality.  Therefore, it is not of the past but is present right here and right now.

2 With this in mind, we start our practicing in which we carefully review the thoughts the Holy Spirit has bestowed on us in our last 20 lessons. Each contains the whole curriculum if understood, practiced, accepted, and applied to all the seeming happenings throughout the day.   You are understanding that these ideas – Gifts of the Holy Spirit – are Your key to freedom from the hell in which You are.  Even if You aren’t suffering, Your Brothers and Your Sisters are; most of the current seven billion just in this dream.  I know You want to help to set them free.

This Course aims not so much to heal specific instances in the dream, although it does.  Its goal is total freedom by healing the entire dream.

One is enough. – The “One” refers to just one of the ideas, yet is has a double meaning.  For if just One of You would be 100 percent faithful, that would be sufficient. For One of You – with Me – make the Two who will undo the dream.  One is sufficient, more is efficient. – But for that one, there must be no exceptions made.  –  Once again We have a dual meaning and opportunity.  And so we need to use them all and let them blend as one, as each contributes to the whole we learn.  And yet, remember: One more is enough.

3 These practice sessions, like our last review, are centered round a central theme with which we start and end each lesson. It is this:

4 I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

Your statement of freedom.  Your passport to Heaven.  The Truth is most magnificent.

5 The day begins and ends with this. And we repeat it every time the hour strikes or we remember in between we have a function that transcends the world we see. Beyond this and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind and makes it deaf to reason, sanity, and simple truth.  Your faithfulness in this appointed and important task brings great joy to Heaven, as well as My deep appreciation.

6 We will attempt to get beyond all words and special forms of practicing for this review. For we attempt this time to reach a quickened pace along a shorter path to the serenity and peace of God. We merely close our eyes and then forget all that we thought we knew and understood. For thus is freedom given us from all we did not know and failed to understand.  Now You do know and understand the meaning of My words to Nicodemus: “Ye must be born again”.1

7 There is but one exception to this lack of structuring. Permit no idle thought to go unchallenged. If you notice one, deny its hold and hasten to assure your mind that this is not what it would have. Then gently let the thought which you denied be given up in sure and quick exchange for the idea you practice for the day.  And thus do You replace error with Truth.

8 When you are tempted, hasten to proclaim your freedom from temptation as you say:

9 This thought I do not want. I choose instead….

10 And then repeat the idea for the day, and let it take the place of what you thought. Beyond such special applications of each day’s idea, we will add but a few formal expressions or specific thoughts to aid your practicing. Instead we give these times of quiet to the Teacher Who instructs in quiet, speaks of peace, and gives our thoughts whatever meaning they may have.

11 To Him I offer this review for you. I place you in His charge and let Him teach you what to do and say and think each time you turn to Him.  – Through this practice does Your Reality as the Holy Spirit become clearer and clearer to You. – He will not fail to be available to you each time you call to Him to help you. – For closer is He to You than breathing.2Let us offer Him the whole review we now begin, and let us also not forget to Whom it has been given as we practice day by day, advancing toward the goal He set for us, allowing Him to teach us how to go, and trusting Him completely for the way each practice period can best become a loving gift of freedom to the world.  As I have said before, Love does bless both Giver and Giftee.


1 Gospel of John, chapter 3.

2 Tennyson, The Higher Pantheism


[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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