Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
LESSON FORTY SIX
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 46
God is the Love in which I forgive.
God is the Love that I can be right now as I will to allow It to be Me.
1 God does not forgive because He has never condemned. He does see all things pure and all things perfect, for His Knowing is Reality. Should We be seeing any less than He? Why do We condemn, except to be ‘right’? Condemnation is but the ego’s favorite occupation. And there must be condemnation before forgiveness is necessary. If You insist upon condemning, then must You learn the practice of forgiving. Only then will You start to Awaken.
Forgiveness is the great need of this world, but that is because it is a world of illusions. Things are not occurring as You see them. Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, – improving vision – while those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them. And blinding themselves! There is Your cause for presbyopia. It’s not a necessary occurrence. None of Your ills are. As you condemn only yourself, so do you forgive only yourself. Thus forgiveness heals but the forgiver.
2 Although God does not forgive, His Love is nevertheless the basis of forgiveness. [The Love of God bases the Universe.] Fear condemns, – hides Reality – and love forgives. Forgiveness thus undoes what fear has produced, returning the mind to the awareness of God. For this reason, forgiveness can truly be called salvation. It is the means by which illusions disappear. Forgiveness is the Holy Gift of Love. For it can free both You and Your Brother from the dream of guilt. And that, indeed, is the greatest freedom.
For if sin never happened, then must be the separation totally unreal, with no penalty incurred, and no condemnation waiting.
3 Today’s exercises require at least three full five-minute practice periods and as many shorter applications as possible. Begin the practice periods by repeating today’s idea to yourself, as usual. Close your eyes as you do so and spend a minute or two in searching your mind for those whom you have not forgiven. It does not matter “how much” you have not forgiven. You have forgiven them entirely or not at all. This is the equivalent of slight annoyance covering but the deepest rage.
4 If you are doing the exercises well, you should have no difficulty in finding a number of people you have not forgiven. It is a safe rule that anyone you do not like is a suitable subject. Mention each one by name and say:
5 God is the Love in which I forgive you, [name]. Do this even if You have to grit Your teeth, while choking on the words, to say it! The benefits of this Love are worth it.
6 The purpose of the first phase of today’s practice is to put you in the best position to forgive yourself. After you have applied the idea for today to all those who have come to mind, tell yourself,
7 God is the Love in which I forgive myself.
This may be even harder for You than forgiving Others, yet it is worth it.
8 Then devote the remainder of the practice period to offering related ideas such as:
9 God is the Love with which I love myself.
God is the Love in which I am blessed.
10 The form of the applications may vary considerably, but the central idea should not be lost sight of. You might say, for example:
11 I cannot be guilty because I am a Son of God.
I have already been forgiven.
No fear is possible in a mind beloved of God.
There is no need to attack because Love has forgiven me.
12 The practice period should end, however, with a repetition of today’s idea as originally stated.
13 The shorter applications may consist either of a repetition of the idea for today in the original or in a related form, or in more specific applications if needed. They will be needed at any time during the day when you become aware of any kind of negative reaction to anyone, present or not. In this event, tell him silently,
14 God is the Love in which I forgive you.
S/He will hear Your Voice, and both of You – by God’s Love – will be healed.
[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