Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
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.
L e s s o n 133
I will not value what is valueless.
Although it had long ago become My habit to do so. This is true of all who believe that dreams ever could be real. Yet how could the Son of God truly believe in any dreams, whether seeming to be good or evil? The truth is S/He can’t.
1 Sometimes in teaching there is benefit, particularly after you have gone through what seems theoretical and quite remote from what the student has already learned, to bring him back to practical concerns. This we will do today. We will not speak of lofty, world-encompassing ideas but dwell instead on benefits to you.
For this I’m grateful! As I look out upon it, the world does seem to be wholly unmanageable! I’ve got no idea how to fix it!
Don’t worry Sister, You are not alone. I speak to all of You. Let’s continue.
2 You do not ask too much of life, but far too little.
You have become accustomed to loss and pettiness.
When you let your mind be drawn to bodily concerns, to things you buy, to eminence as valued by the world, you ask for sorrow, not for happiness.
You’ve completely forgotten that I said – 2000 years now past! – that “the Father’s good pleasure is to give You the Kingdom!”1 And here’s a question: Will You accept it?
This course does not attempt to take from you the little that you have. It does not try to substitute utopian ideas for satisfactions which the world contains.
I turn You from a world of unhappy delusion to Reality instead. Who can fix what is broken or what was never really there?
3 There are no satisfactions in the world. Today we list the real criteria by which to test all things you think you want. Unless they meet these sound requirements, they are not worth desiring at all, for they can but replace what offers more.
Which is but the bottom line of dreaming: it is insufficient, stingy in its sense of everything.
4 The laws which govern choice you cannot make, no more than you can make alternatives from which to choose. The choosing you can do; indeed you must. But it is wise to learn the laws you set in motion when you choose and what alternatives you choose between. We have already stressed there are but two, however many there appear to be.
You always choose lies or Reality. Those are Your choices.
5 The range is set, and this we cannot change.
We have but one goal: freeing You from hell.
It would be most ungenerous to you to let alternatives be limitless and thus delay your final choice until you had considered all of them in time and not been brought so clearly to the place where there is but one choice that must be made.
For simplicity always is the key.
6 Another kindly and related law is that there is no compromise in what your choice must bring. It cannot give you just a little, for there is no in-between.
One or the other; Reality or unreality.These are Your choices.
Each choice you make brings everything to you or nothing. Therefore, if you learn the tests by which you can distinguish everything from nothing, you will make the better choice.
So this is a Lesson in discernment.
7 First, if you choose a thing that will not last forever, what you chose is valueless.
For only dreams can be temporary, since God’s Reality is eternal.
A temporary value is without all value. Time can never take away a value that is real.
Real is forever, which is wonderful!
What fades and dies was never there and makes no offering to him who chooses it. He is deceived by nothing in a form he thinks he likes.
This is insanity, obviously.
8 Next, if you choose to take a thing away from someone else, you will have nothing left.
Remember, minds are joined, and His loss is but Your loss as well.
This is because when you deny his right to everything, you have denied your own. You therefore will not recognize the things you really have, denying they are there.
Because bodies are the epitome of the creation of separation in the dream, You believe them to be real. Yet no belief can be Reality.
Who seeks to take away has been deceived by the illusion loss can offer gain. Yet loss must offer loss and nothing more.
Why would I choose that? Not any longer!
9 Your next consideration is the one on which the others rest. Why is the choice you make of value to you?
What is the payoff? What attracts your mind to it? What purpose does it serve?
The ego does nothing but self-serving things, for its only interest is itself. You are but grist for its mill of selfishness. It loves to self-serve.
Here it is easiest of all to be deceived, for what the ego wants it fails to recognize. It does not even tell the truth as it perceives it, for it needs to keep the halo which it uses to protect its goals from tarnish and from rust that you may see how innocent it is.
10 Yet is its camouflage a thin veneer which could deceive but those who are content to be deceived.
For those are they who would deceive as well.
Its goals are obvious to anyone who cares to look for them. Here is deception doubled, for the one who is deceived will not perceive that he has merely failed to gain. He will believe that he has served the ego’s hidden goals. And though he tries to keep its halo clear within his vision, yet must he perceive its tarnished edges and its rusted core.
Yet do You allow it still to reign as Your own hapless mind.
11 His ineffectual mistakes appear as sins to him because he looks upon the tarnished as his own—the rust a sign of deep unworthiness within himself.
He needs must learn He is not the ego.
He who would still preserve the ego’s goals and serve them as his own makes no mistakes according to the dictates of his guide. This guidance teaches it is error to believe that sins are but mistakes, for who would suffer for his sins if this were so?
Thus are You twice deceived: first that You are an ego, and second that You must suffer everlastingly for all Your sins. How cruel ‘life’ is!
12 And so we come to the criterion for choice which is the hardest to believe, because its obviousness is overlaid with many levels of obscurity.
I will make this clear.
If you feel any guilt about your choice, you have allowed the ego’s goals to come between the real alternatives, and thus you do not realize there are but two.
Either You have chosen God, or You’ve chosen separation. It’s just that simple. So the ego must then obfuscate it. (Go ahead. Look it up. Have I been wrong yet? It may not be My native tongue, and I’m good at English!)1
And the alternative you think you chose seems fearful and too dangerous to be the nothingness it actually is.
You see why I had to come to free You all from Your beliefs.
13All things are valuable or valueless, worthy or not of being sought at all, entirely desirable or not worth the slightest effort to obtain. Choosing is easy just because of this. Complexity is nothing but a screen of smoke
– Yes! Obfuscation! –
which hides the very simple fact that no decision can be difficult.
14What is the gain to you in learning this? It is far more than merely letting you make choices easily and without pain.
So You can be comfortable and at ease in the dream. That’s not My reason! My mission is to free You from the dream, to have You Home again in the Heaven that is reached by living, never dying.
Heaven Itself is reached by empty hands and open minds, which come with nothing to find everything and claim it as their own.
Does this goal sound as wonderful to You as it really is?
We will attempt to reach this state today, with self-deception laid aside and with an honest willingness to value but the truly valuable and the real,
which describes Heaven.
15 Our two extended practice periods of 15 minutes will begin with this:
16 I will not value what is valueless, (which I’ve been doing for so many eons; it’s time to change!)
And only what has value do I seek, – instead of the ego’s useless garbage –
For only that do I desire to find.
17 And then
–be most willing to –
receive what waits for everyone who reaches unencumbered to the gate of Heaven, which swings open as he comes.
For Heaven knows You!
Should you begin to let yourself collect some needless burdens or believe you see some difficult decisions facing you,
– do not be afraid –
be quick to answer with this simple thought,
which brings Your freedom:
18 I will not value what is valueless,
For what is valuable belongs to me.
God’s great Gifts of Life and Truth and Love are what belong to Me, replacing My strange belief that I have a matter body, when All things are Mind; i.e. consciousness.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
[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