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.
WORKBOOK FOR STUDENTS – Part I
L e s s o n 148
My mind holds only what I think with God.
Thus it is joy-filled; God’s thoughts are always happy.
 If I defend myself, I am attacked. So must I think, or there would be no need to defend. Yes. To the ego mind this seems a conundrum, a problem intricate and difficult to find solution. For it would seem that if I don’t defend Myself, I am obviously attacked.
The other side of this is if You don’t defend Yourself, You surely will be attacked. So says the ego.
 Sickness is a defense against the truth. A blatant lie about Your perfection. Yet does it always serve a purpose. Eliminate the purpose and You’re healed.
REVIEW IV ~ INTRODUCTION
1 Now we review again, this time aware we are preparing for the second part of learning how the truth can be applied. How useful is it! Today we will begin to concentrate on readiness for what will follow next. A willingness to change Our minds about what We really want. Such is our aim for this review and for the lessons following. Thus we review the recent lessons and their central thoughts in such a way as will facilitate the readiness which we would now achieve.I speak here of an enthusiasm and a readiness for Awakening. I ask at least a little willingness for it to happen. Better yet, a great enthusiasm!!2 There is a central theme that unifies each step in the review we undertake, which can be simply stated in these words:3 My mind holds only what I think with God.No other thoughts have any importance! My mind has one function, and that is not to be an ego. It is to be the Holy Son of God. For it is Mind that is both God and His Holy Son, and They are not a body. They are Consciousness.4 This is a fact and represents the truth of what you are and what your Father is. He is but Your Source; You are His Offspring. It’s very lovely, and very simple. It is this thought by which the Father gave creation to the Son, establishing the Son as co-creator with Himself. Just what does “co-creator” really mean?To understand this You must first comprehend that all Creation is of Mind, i.e. it is mental. This point is crucial. Your physics says it clearly. “Matter cannot be created” – obviously then, it can’t “be destroyed” for it just isn’t. God knows naught of matter, creating with but a word describing an idea. “Let there be Light” and there it was, and is.Ideas flow from Mind, not non-existent ‘matter’. It follows naturally ideas are consciousness, and therefore, permanent, thus quite eternal.We surely can say that God is thinking You, thus You are always on His Mind. In these clear words of Tennyson: “Closer is He than Spirit, nearer than hands and feet.”As God is Thought ongoing, Eternal Mind, then so are You.His Consciousness, expressing You as consciousness, gifts You with Universal Thought as well. For All Things do exist as Mind.The limited human ‘mind’ does tend to think of all things as material, yet the entire Universe is Spirit.It is this thought which fully guarantees salvation to the Son. God Be-ing You, You must be forever. For in his mind no thoughts can dwell but those his Father shares. Lack of forgiveness blocks this thought from his awareness. Yet it is forever true. All thought of God is Love, and unforgiveness isn’t loving.5 Let us begin our preparation with some understanding of the many forms in which the lack of true forgiveness may be carefully concealed. Because they are illusions, they are not perceived to be but what they are-defenses which protect your unforgiving thoughts from being seen and recognized. How many of You have read Lesson 97: I am Spirit, and not “grokked” it? For it lies beyond Your remembered experiences. Attached, as You are, to the ‘physical’, You’ll do anything to hide from knowing You are Spirit, including loveless thoughts. Their purpose is to show you something else and hold correction off through self-deceptions made to take its place. The ego is a master at unnecessary defence.6 And yet your mind holds only what you think with God. These other seeming thoughts are deluded illusions; You might say they are over kill, yet the ego stops at nothing to keep control of You, including killing! You can’t trust ego. Your self-deceptions – which flow from ego – cannot take the place of truth. No more than can a child who throws a stick into the ocean change the coming and the going of the tides, the warming of the water by the sun, the silver of the moon on it by night. So do we start each practice period in this review with readying our minds to understand the lessons that we read and see the meaning which they offer us. You get the gist here? God is the only power that there is! For sure, the ego is doomed to failure.7 Begin each day with time devoted to the preparation of your mind to learn what each idea you will review that day can offer you in freedom and in peace. Open your mind and clear it of all thoughts that would deceive, and let this thought alone engage it fully and remove the rest:8 My mind holds only what I think with God.Thoughts of Peace and Love, kindness, happiness, always intelligence. The thoughts of God are supremely useful.9 Five minutes with this thought will be enough to set the day along the lines which God appointed and to place His Mind in charge of all the thoughts you will receive that day. Would You not be host to the Mind of God rather than ego? They will not come from you alone, for they will all be shared with Him. And so each one will bring the message of His Love to you, returning messages of yours to Him. The Sun does ‘co-create’ the Light through the Rays. Just so does the Mind of God extend Itself through You. As the Sun shines as the Rays, God shines as You. So will communion with the Lord of Hosts be yours, as He Himself has willed it be. And as His own completion joins with Him, so will He join with you who are complete as you unite with Him and He with you. As the Rays express the Sun, so do You, likewise, as You are willing, express God. The difference between You and the Ray is that the Ray never thought It had something better to do.10After your preparation, merely read each of the two ideas assigned to you to be reviewed that day. Then close your eyes and say them slowly to yourself. There is no hurry now, for you are using time for its intended purpose. (Which is the Waken.) Let each word shine with the meaning God has given it as it was given to you through His Voice. Let each idea that you review that day give you the gift which He has laid in it for you to have of Him. And we will use no format for our practicing but this:That these ideas may be an intrinsic part of You again.11 Each hour of the day bring to your mind the thought with which the day began and spend a quiet moment with it. Then repeat the two ideas you practice for the day unhurriedly, with time enough to see the gifts which they contain for you, and let them be received where they were meant to be. We add no other thoughts, but let them be the messages they are. We need no more than this to give us happiness and rest and endless quiet, perfect certainty, and all our Father wills that we receive as the inheritance we have of Him. Each Lesson contains the power to Awaken Your native happiness in You. This is My promise.12 Each day of practicing, as we review, we close as we began, repeating first the thought that made the day a special time of blessing and of happiness for us and through our faithfulness restored the world from darkness to the light, from grief to joy, from pain to peace, from sin to holiness. You’re mending broken hearts by the millions. God offers thanks to you who practice thus the keeping of His Word. And as you give your mind to the ideas for the day again before you sleep, His gratitude surrounds you in the peace wherein He wills you be forever and are learning now to claim again as your inheritance.In the world an inheritance means money; as Heaven it’s happiness and peace, which the world thinks it will get from money. You could say these Lessons are a bargain. God’s Gifts are for free.*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*1 A note on Brother’s use of the word “Others”: It is not just that it is gender-free, but all-inclusive of all Be-ing whether a Brother or a Sister, a blade of grass or a star; as in St. Francis’ use of Brother Sun, Sister Moon.From Wikipedia: (St. Francis) He believed that nature itself was the mirror of God. He called all creatures his “brothers” and “sisters,” and even preached to the birds and supposedly persuaded a wolf to stop attacking some locals if they agreed to feed the wolf. In his “Canticle of the Creatures” (“Praises of Creatures” or “Canticle of the Sun”), he mentioned the “Brother Sun” and “Sister Moon,”
[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