Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
LESSON TWO HUNDRED-NINETY SEVEN
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.
Workbook PART II
L e s s o n 297
Forgiveness is the only gift I give.
In other words: Love God first; then Love Your Brother as Yourself. Forgiveness is that willingness to Love, no matter what; no caveats allowed!
1 Forgiveness is the only gift I give because it is the only gift I want, and everything I give I give myself. Why is it “the only gift I want”? Surely, I could think of so many others! Oh, I hear what You’re saying now Brother: forgiveness is the path to wakening because it is a turning from the ‘world’s ways to love. This is salvation’s simple formula. And I, who would be saved, would make it mine to be the way I live within a world that needs salvation and that will be saved as I accept Atonement for myself.
2 Father, how certain are Your ways, – for they are sure ways of Love and kindness; their outcome must be good – how sure their outcome, and how truly faithful is every step in my salvation set already and accomplished by Your grace. Thanks be to You for Your eternal gifts, and thanks to You for my identity.
How good to be the Son of God and not a dreaming ‘human’ being what S/He’s not. I am so grateful, Elder Brother, teaching Us of God, ever-present, and for Your devotion and support of Us and Our Awakening.
What is the Real World?
The Real World is how You see Reality with God while looking through the veil – in other words, the mental state – of ego. You’re in the dream, yet wanting to waken.
1 The real world is a symbol like the rest of what perception offers. With eyes that see through ego thought, nothing You think You see is real, distorted by Your mindset; albeit Reality. Yet it stands for what is opposite to what you made. All is not lost, but still available to the willing mind, a mind that would gladly drop fear for Love. Your world is seen through eyes of fear and brings the witnesses of terror to your mind. To read the news is absolutely overwhelming to the unforgiving mind. The real world cannot be perceived except through eyes forgiveness blesses, so they see a world where terror is impossible and witnesses to fear can not be found. What is this “forgiveness” that I am always recommending? It is the mind that will gladly give, instead of focusing on always getting. In this world, forgiveness is a gift that You receive as well, by giving Love and grace to Your Brothers. It’s Heaven’s Presence in the midst of hell.
2 The real world holds a counterpart – Truth replacing lies – for each unhappy thought reflected in your world, a sure correction for the sights of fear and sounds of battle which your world contains. For the ego is quite sure it always has to be at war to protect its self. That’s because it survives by attacking. Let Us contemplate a different picture: The real world shows a world seen differently, through quiet eyes and with a mind at peace. I hear Your unspoken question: How can You ever learn to see and think like this? Be willing to join with Me, with God, or with Holy Spirit. Joining brings You peace. Nothing but rest is there. There are no cries of pain and sorrow heard, for nothing here remains outside forgiveness. And the sights are gentle. Only happy sights and sounds can reach the mind that has forgiven itself. You just need but surrender the ego mindset for the mind of Christ, which I will gladly share with You, share with All of You.
3 What need has such a mind for thoughts of death, attack, and murder? Of what use are they but to the ego. They are but nightmares. The mind longing for Reality leaves dreams behind, both pleasant and unpleasant. Blessèd is that mind. What can it perceive surrounding it but safety, love, and joy? What is there it would choose to be condemned, and what is there that it would judge against? The world it sees arises from a mind at peace within itself. You understand the world is not ‘out there’ for it exists as part of consciousness. No danger lurks in anything it sees, – this new mind of Yours – for it is kind and only kindness does it look upon.
4 The real world is the symbol that the dream of sin and guilt is over and God’s Son no longer sleeps. He does not even want the happy dream, but longs instead for God’s Reality. His waking eyes perceive the sure reflection of his Father’s Love, the certain promise that he is redeemed. Love full happiness floods His consciousness. The real world signifies the end of time, for its perception makes time purposeless. No beginnings and no endings for the Real is forever.
5 The Holy Spirit has no need of time when it has served His purpose. Spirit knows no limits for It is everywhere and always.. Now He waits but that one instant more for God to take His final step, and time has disappeared, taking perception with it as it goes and leaving but the Truth to be Itself. All that’s left to evaporate is any sense of separation, for with the memory of God restored comes experience of Oneness. That instant is our goal, for it contains the memory of God. And as we look upon a world forgiven, it is He Who calls to us and comes to take us home, reminding us of our Identity which our forgiveness has restored to us. And then, indeed, with joy, We know God is.
[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
She is also author of,“RADIANT LIFE: RAW FOOD AND THE PRESENCE OF LOVE”BOTH now available on amazon.com