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 158
Today I learn to give as I receive.
What have I gotten but this Love unconditional from You. This, the Love I give. The Love My Others must receive from Me.
1 What has been given you? This, in addition to what came to You: The knowledge that you are a mind, in Mind and purely mind, sinless forever, wholly unafraid because you were created out of Love. The first thing I must say today is that the mind You are is not to be confused with ‘brain’. For they are surely not the same. Nor have you left your Source, remaining as you were created. This was given you as knowledge which you cannot lose. It was given as well to every living thing, for by that knowledge only does it live. As yet these words are at least somewhat meaningless to You, for rarely can You comprehend what Oneness really is as an experience and not as a theory. The thought of Oneness as the Source of Life seems preposterous for You are sure life’s source is the body.
2 You have received all this. It is part of Your forever Knowing, which has been long forgotten in favor of separation. No one who walks the world but has received it. It is not this knowledge which you give, for that is what creation gave. It belongs to You of Reality. All this cannot be learned. What, then, are you to learn to give today? Our lesson yesterday evoked a theme found early in the text. Experience cannot be shared directly in the way that vision can. The revelation that the Father and the Son are one will come in time to every mind. “As My Father moves, so I move as well.” Yet is that time determined by the mind itself, not taught. Determined by its willingness; “its” Be-ing the mind that seems to be an ego.
3 The time is set already. It appears to be quite arbitrary. Yet there is no step along the road that anyone takes but by chance. It has already been taken by him, although he has not yet embarked on it. This meaning seems obscure to You. I’ll be glad to explain it. For time but seems to go in one direction. We but undertake a journey that is over. Yet it seems to have a future still unknown to us. I have said this before: it is as if You’re caught in a strange warp of ‘time’, like the film Groundhog Day, repeating and repeating endlessly, yet without Your knowing.
4 Time is a trick—a sleight of hand, a vast illusion in which figures come and go as if by magic. Yet there is a plan behind appearances which does not change. The script is written, for Your Wakening. When experience will come to end your doubting has been set. The possibility for it is always in the present. And it could be Now. You have been here before; You need not come again, and yet again, ad nauseum. For we but see the journey from the point at which it ended, looking back on it, imagining we make it once again; reviewing mentally what has gone by. Again and again. Even the film Meatballs – that You found so very hilarious – was no longer funny by the fourth time that You watched it. What does that tell You – every One of You – but that You are in an hypnotic state? And that repetition can trigger change. For somewhere and some-when, You are aware. Even if You have never watched Meatballs or seen Groundhog Day.
5 A teacher does not give experience because he did not learn it. It revealed itself to him at its appointed time, as the right way to do or be at just that given instant. But vision is his gift: the ability to listen, learn, and do at the present demanding instant. For it must be now. This he can give directly, for Christ’s knowledge is not lost because He has a vision He can give to anyone who asks. The Father’s Will and His are joined in knowledge. Yet there is a vision which the Holy Spirit sees because the mind of Christ beholds it too. This refers to the idea of Christ as the mediator.
6Here is the joining of the world of doubt and shadows made with the intangible. As Christ’s Holy Mind, which is Yours as well, when You allow It. Here is a quiet place within the world made holy by forgiveness and by love. Here are all contradictions reconciled, for here the journey ends. Experience, unlearned, untaught, unseen, is merely there. This is beyond our goal, – which is to arrive at that lovely, holy place of Vision –for it transcends what needs to be accomplished. Our concern is with Christ’s vision. This we can attain. For this is the needful prerequisite to clearing Vision.
7 Christ’s vision has one law. It does not look upon a body and mistake it for the Son whom God created. It knows that there is Something more and, thus, it aims to see It. It beholds a light beyond the body, – hidden by materiality yet it is still the same – an idea beyond what can be touched, a purity undimmed by errors, – the great Real of You – pitiful mistakes, and fearful thoughts of guilt from dreams of sin. Things the ego loves to munch on and keep on ruminating. Vision looks beyond to see You True. It sees no separation. And it looks on everyone, on every circumstance, all happenings, and all events without the slightest fading of the light it sees. In other words, undisturbed by the dream.
8 This can be taught and must be taught by all who would achieve it. It requires but the recognition that the world cannot give anything that faintly can compare with this in value; nor set up a goal which does not merely disappear when this has been perceived. Yet You can do this, for You are the Son! And gladly You would Love all Your Brothers. And this you give today – just this little Gift, with the greatest of ramifications! – —see no one as a body. Greet him as the Son of God he is, acknowledging that he is one with you in holiness. How do You do this? Greet Him or Her as an essential Part of Your own Consciousness that You share with Him and every single One of All Your most Holy Others.
Take a few minutes to let that sink in: Each Brother is a crucial part of My mind, and I am a crucial part of His. For Consciousness is shared by All of Us, whether seeming ‘male’ or ‘female’; forWe are the Son of God. As each Ray makes up the one Sun, so is each One of Us as essential to God.
Do You understand? Sun is Source; Rays are the expression. God is Source; and We All are God’s Expression. You are important!
9 Thus are his sins forgiven him, for Christ has vision which has power to overlook them all. For they only happened in a nightmare and never touched His Holiness at all, impossible as that may seem to You. In His forgiveness, – and clarity about Reality – they are gone. Unseen by One, they merely disappear because a vision of the holiness – God’s Reality – which lies beyond them comes to take their place. It matters not what form they took nor how enormous they appeared to be nor who seemed to be hurt by them. They are no more, and all effects they seemed to have are gone with them, undone and never to be done. They seemed to be oh so real to You, yet they were but a dream.
10Thus do you learn to give as you receive. And thus Christ’s vision looks on you as well. This lesson is not difficult to learn if you remember in your brother you but see yourself. If he be lost in sin so must you be; if you see light in him your sins have been forgiven by yourself. Loving Others is Your liberation from Your self-imposed incarceration. Each brother whom you meet today provides another chance to let Christ’s vision shine on you and offer you the peace of God. As irritating as Your neighbour was, just forgive Him. Let Him be Christ to You, and bridge to Heaven. He needs Your kindness or He would not be so irritating. Most ‘adults’ are just like little children. Give them Your patience for they, too, are Christ to You. Just Love them.
11 It matters not when revelation comes, for that is not of time; but rather it is of Eternity. Yet time has still one gift to give in which true knowledge is reflected in a way so accurate its image shares its unseen holiness; You understand what You so long completely have forgotten; its likeness shines with its immortal love. It’s just beautiful, for Love – God’s Holy Presence – always is. We practice seeing with the eyes of Christ today. For We would have His loving Vision as We see Our Brothers. And by the holy gifts we give, Christ’s vision looks upon ourselves as well, as We remember Who We really are.
[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