Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
LESSON THIRTY NINE
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 39
My holiness is my salvation.
We have said before that salvation is Your Life, Your Truth and Your Love: the picture of Your Innocence; Your unique experience of Heaven. Far from being sacrifice of any kind of pleasure, Holiness is Heaven, living here and now.
1 If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? This question is the reason to forgive. When You free Your Brother, You free Yourself and All Your Others. For His Innocence is Yours as well. For what You see, You be. Like the text for which this workbook was written, the ideas which are used for the exercises are very simple, very clear, and totally unambiguous. There are no mixed messages contained within these ideas. We are not concerned with intellectual feats nor logical toys. We are dealing only in the very obvious, which has been overlooked in the clouds of complexity in which you think you think. To pretend to be a ‘human’ – when You are Divine (and Divine You are!) – is quite complicated, while Divinity – Your Reality – is but simplicity.
2 If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? We speak here of the burden that You place both on Yourself and Your Brother, for who can be free when S/He believes that sin is reality? This is not difficult, surely. The hesitation you may feel in answering is not due to the ambiguity of the question. But do you believe that guilt is hell? If you did, you would see at once how direct and simple the text is, and you would not need a workbook at all. No one needs practice to gain what is already his. We speak here not just of Your own perceived need for guilt, but also laying of Your guilt on an Other. See how convoluted is the the ego.
I am repetitive deliberately. How else will You get free from chains self-laid on You for eons? Only the Truth can ever set You free.
3 We have already said that your holiness is the salvation of the world. Perhaps You have not yet believed Me, nor taken this to heart. What about your own salvation? You cannot give what you do not have. Clinging to earth mentality, how can You share Your Divinity? A savior must be saved. How else can he teach salvation? An unsaved saviour would be some sort of oxymoron. How could You ever give what You don’t have? Then the question is: What then does make You a Saviour, but to change Your mind from going it alone to Be-ing Guided. This, the aim of all these Lessons. Today’s exercises will apply to you alone, recognizing that your salvation is crucial to the salvation of the world. And that Your whole world experience is only subjective; it’s written in Your mind and not “out there”. As you apply the exercises to your own world, the whole world stands to benefit. How come? Very simple. You are responsible for Your experience.
In a world of blame and shame and guilt, hallmarks of the ego, You choose to see things differently; standing as the Son of God and not as ego.
4 Your holiness is the answer to every question that was ever asked, is being asked now, or will be asked in the future. Your Holiness does understand Reality and loves It. For the two go hand in hand together. There is no Holiness without Reality, and no Reality apart from Holiness. That is just how it is! Your holiness means the end of guilt and therefore the end of hell. Your Holiness looks through seeming ‘sin’ and summarily dismisses it and heals. Your holiness is the salvation of the world and your own. For what You are, so must the world be too; and vice versa. How could you to whom your holiness belongs be excluded from it? You know You aren’t. It has all been a foolish game that got out of control and seemed to be reality. It wasn’t, and it isn’t now; no matter how convincing it does seem, You are still dreaming. God does not know unholiness. Can it be He does not know His Son? As the Son of God, the Son knows Himself, though He hides in dreams.
5 A full five minutes are urged for the four longer practice periods for today. Longer and more frequent practice sessions are encouraged. If you want to exceed the minimum requirements, more rather than longer sessions are recommended, although both are encouraged. For the longer and more frequently You are aware of Truth, the more it will return to mind for You. This is true of any kind of learning. And here We ‘learn’ what You have always known.
6 Begin the practice periods as usual by repeating today’s idea to yourself. Then with closed eyes search out your unloving thoughts in whatever form they appear: uneasiness, depression, anger, fear, worry, attack, insecurity, and so on. Whatever form they take, they are unloving and therefore fearful. And so it is from them that you need to be saved. Have You yet noticed that the culprit always is Your thinking? Change Your mind about what You see, and what You see will surely change accordingly.
7 Specific situations, events, or personalities you associate with unloving thoughts of any kind are suitable subjects for today’s exercises. Good job that they’re suitable for something! It is imperative for your own salvation that you see them differently. And it is your blessing on them that will save you and give you vision. For what does salvation save You from but all willful dreaming. (All dreams are willful!)
8 Slowly, without conscious selection and without undue emphasis on any one in particular, search your mind for every thought that stands between you and your salvation. Between You and Love, which is What You are. Apply the idea for today to each one of them in this way:
9 My unloving thoughts about ___ are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation.
Here We separate loveless thoughts from any specious ‘pleasure’. For they only please the wayward ego.
10 You may find these sessions easier if you intersperse the applications with several short periods during which you merely repeat today’s idea to yourself slowly a few times. You may also find it helpful to include a few short intervals in which you just relax and do not seem to be thinking of anything. Sustained concentration is very difficult at first. The ego dislikes all of these Lessons. It will become much easier as your mind becomes more disciplined and less distractible. The ego is master of distraction. Be aware of this.
11 Meanwhile, you should feel free to introduce variety into your practice periods in whatever form appeals to you. Do not, however, change the idea itself in varying the method of applying it. However you elect to use it, the idea should be stated so that its meaning remains that your holiness is your salvation. What but Your true Divinity can save You from suffering.
12 End each practice period by repeating the idea in its original form once more, and adding:
13 If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? Then allow Yourself hear the answer!
14 In the shorter applications, which should be made some three or four times an hour and more if possible, you may ask yourself this question, repeat today’s idea, or preferably both. If temptations arise, a particularly helpful form of the idea is:
15 My holiness is my salvation from this. For only Reality can save Me!
[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