Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
LESSON SEVENTY THREE
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
I will there be light.
Who am I to will such a thing! That is but the Will of God.
Sister do You not understand that what You say declares the separation real? You are denying that You’re Part of God. You are pretending that You’re not the Son. And so has done every One who believes S/He lives in the ‘world’ and not in Heaven. I came into the dream to correct that mistaken notion.
1 Today we are considering the will you share with God. Accept this possibility as Truth. Let Me explain it: This is not the same as the ego’s idle wishes, out of which darkness and nothingness arise. That is human will, cause and product of the separation; unknown to Heaven, it is incomprehensible to God. The will you share with God has all the power of creation in it. For It reveals Reality to Thee, as You allow It. Make no mistake of this: You are Holy. Yet ego claims a different story. It is a liar. The ego’s idle wishes are unshared and therefore have no power at all. Its wishes are not idle in the sense that they can make a world of illusions in which your belief can be very strong. But they are idle indeed in terms of creation. They make nothing that is real. Therefore, they need not be accepted as a reality. Hence the present possibility exists for all healing.
2 Idle wishes and grievances are partners or co-makers in picturing the world you see. The wishes of the ego gave rise to it, and the ego’s need for grievances, which are necessary to maintain it, peoples it with figures that seem to attack you and call for “righteous” judgment. Why are grievances necessary to perpetuate the dream? Without them, Love would be soon remembered sparking happy memories of Home. And idle wishes? That random thought – alien to Heaven – to which the Son of God forgot to laugh. The rest is simply His useless story. A story peopled with loveless actions. They become the middlemen the ego employs to traffic in grievances and stand between your awareness and your brothers’ reality. How could there be this much insanity? Surely the Son of God forgot Himself. Beholding them, you do not know your brothers nor your Self. You don’t remember. Insanity is not Reality.
3 Your will is lost to you in this strange bartering, in which guilt is traded back and forth and grievances increase with each exchange. The Son of Love has turned Himself to hate. Can such a world have been created by the will the Son of God shares with his Father? Did God create disaster for His Son? Such horror cannot possibly be real. Creation is the Will of Both together. Would God create a world that kills Himself? Would God kill His Son? Each so-called ‘death’ accepts that as a fact.
4 Today we will try once more to reach the world that is in accordance with your will. It’s still a dream, but one much happier. The light is in it because it does not oppose the Will of God. It is not Heaven, but the light of Heaven shines on it, illuminating only Love and peace. Darkness has vanished; the ego’s idle wishes have been withdrawn. The Son of God can always make a different choice. It is a great idea to choose again!
5 Yet the light which shines upon this world reflects your will, and so it must be in you that we will look for it. Since the Light seems to be ‘out there’, can it be that Your will is not in a body? Your picture of the world can only mirror what is within. Within consciousness; not within body. The source of neither light nor darkness can be found without. Remember, that You are not a body. Grievances darken your mind, and you look out on a darkened world. Forgiveness lifts the darkness, reasserts your will, and lets you look upon a world of light. And it’s all thinking!
6 We have repeatedly emphasized that the barrier of grievances is easily passed and cannot stand between you and your salvation. They are like clouds and this is why You have not understood them: grievances do not at all appear to be ephemeral; yet they really are. All denseness can be walked right through, like that great scene in the Harry Potter movie.1 The reason is very simple. Do you really want to be in hell? Me, personally? I prefer Heaven! Do you really want to weep and suffer and die? Is it that dreaming is that important to You? It must be. You can change Your mind. Forget the ego’s arguments which seek to prove all this is really Heaven. You know it is not so. You cannot want this for yourself. There is a point beyond which illusions cannot go. They cannot make it to forever, which is Reality.
7 Suffering is not happiness, and it is happiness you really want. Not to make Yourself or Others suffer! Such is your will in truth. For in this way is Your Love extended. And so salvation is your will as well. You want to succeed in what we are trying to do today. We undertake it with your blessing and your glad accord. Allow Yourself to feel My Love and Your great possibilities! They do exist!
8 We will succeed today if you remember that you will salvation for yourself. You are author of Your experience! So take responsibility for it. You will to accept God’s plan because you share in it. You but give Yourself God’s blessing by Your little willingness. You have no will that can really oppose it, and you do not want to do so. Salvation is for you. Above all else you want the freedom to remember who you really are. And then to re-experience It. Who wouldn’t want to be God’s beloved!
9 Today it is the ego which stands powerless before your will. Only You have given it its ‘poiwer’. Your will is free, and nothing can prevail against it. The way to God is nothing but green lights. Therefore we undertake the exercises for today in happy confidence, certain that we will find what it is your will to find and remember what it is your will to remember. No idle wishes can detain us nor deceive us with an illusion of strength. Today let your will be done. And end forever the insane belief that it is hell in place of Heaven that you choose. For the ego’s choice isn’t really Yours; but rather it is its imposition.
10 We will begin our longer practice periods with the recognition that God’s plan for salvation, and only His, is wholly in accord with your will. It is not the purpose of an alien power, thrust upon you unwillingly. The ego is the only alien. Salvation is Gift of Holy Spirit. It is the one purpose here on which you and your Father are in perfect accord. Therefore, this makes it quite like to Heaven.
11 You will succeed today, the time appointed for the release of the Son of God from hell and from all idle wishes. You deserve freedom. His will is now restored to his awareness. He is willing this very day to look upon the light in him and be saved. Remember: “He” of which We speak is You!
12 After reminding yourself of this and determining to keep your will clearly in mind, tell yourself with gentle firmness and quiet certainty:
13 I will there be light.
Let me behold the light that reflects God’s Will and mine. It can be but Good.
14 Then let your will assert itself, joined with the power of God and united with your Self. Put the rest of the practice period under Their guidance. Join with Them as They lead the way. This way will be quite familiar to You.
15 In the shorter practice periods, again make a declaration of what you really want. Say:
16 I will there be light.
Darkness is not my will.
17 This should be repeated several times an hour. It is most important, however, to apply today’s idea in this form immediately you are tempted to hold a grievance of any kind. This will help you let your grievances go instead of cherishing them and hiding them in the darkness.
Instead of grievances, why not nurse Love!
[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