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.
Workbook PART I
L e s s o n 9
I see nothing as it is now.
nd again. This may seem repetitive to You, yet I am but matching dream behavior! For Dreamers see all things through their filters of self-will, self-love, self-justification. And that is endlessly repetitive. All that seems to change is the cast of characters with whom You interact.1 This idea obviously follows from the two preceding ones. But while you may be able to accept it intellectually, it is unlikely that it will mean anything to you as yet.
You may think You see Your Mother or Your Father, Cousin Mary, Uncle Ed, or Your rebellious teenage granddaughter, right where the Son of God quietly abides in all His Glory.
However, understanding is not necessary at this point. In fact, the recognition that you do not understand is a prerequisite for undoing your false ideas.
Accept the things I’m teaching You on trust, and You will be blessed. Your trust in Me will lead You safely out of all Your nightmares of misperception.
These exercises are concerned with practice, not with understanding. You do not need to practice what you really understand.
What You understand comes naturally into execution. Now is the time to heed the Psalmist and to still and quiet down Your mind.2
It would indeed be circular to aim at understanding and assume that you have it already.
Dreamers are so sure You know what is Reality. And so the stilling and quieting of Yourself – like a weaned child – are crucial. As the saying goes: You cannot fill a mind already full of its own notions.
2 It is difficult for the untrained mind to believe that what seems to be pictured before it is not there.
Yet, how can You waken from a nightmare if You do not know that You are dreaming?
This idea can be quite disturbing and may meet with active resistance in any number of forms. Yet that does not preclude applying it.
As they say: what the hey! Do it anyway. What have You got to lose? Misery? You might find You don’t have to die in order to gain Heaven.
Wouldn’t that be a wonderful surprise!
No more than that is required for these or any other exercises. Each little step will clear a little of the darkness away, and understanding will finally come to lighten every corner of the mind which has been cleared of the debris that darkens it.
Then will You find You really Love Yourself. For You deserve Love from every quarter.
3 These exercises, for which three or four practice periods are sufficient, involve looking about you and applying the idea for the day to whatever you see, remembering the need for its indiscriminate application and the essential rule of excluding nothing. For example:
4 I do not see this typewriter as it is now.
I do not see this key as it is now.
I do not see this telephone as it is now.
You may find Yourself wondering if this is why You just might not need those glasses.
5 Begin with things that are nearest you, and then extend the range:
6 I do not see that coat rack as it is now.
I do not see that face as it is now.
I do not see that door as it is now.
7 It is emphasized again that while complete inclusion should not be attempted, specific exclusion must be avoided. Be sure you are honest in making this distinction. You may be tempted to obscure it.
I don’t see anything, for it is all imagination.
1 Referring again to Bill Murray in the film Groundhog Day.
2 Psalm 131 Both this Psalm and the movie “Groundhog Day” are excellent tools for Your Awakening. First the mind quieted, and then the natural progress.
[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