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 161
Give me your blessing, holy Son of God.
To make this request from Him shows high regard for Your Brother. Perhaps He never has been asked for this kind of Gift before. For this request shows Your respect for Him.
1 Today we practice differently and take a stand against our anger – usually focused on Our Others; let Us let it go – that our fears may disappear and offer room to love. For Love and fear can never co-exist. Here is salvation in the simple words in which we practice today’s idea. This gentle and respectful Gift which to Our Others We will very gladly give. Here is the answer to temptation which can never fail to welcome in the Christ where fear and anger had prevailed before. Love always is the answer, whatever be the question or the situation. Here is Atonement made complete, the world passed safely by, (addiction over!) and Heaven now restored. Here is the answer of the Voice of God. “Love One Another”.1
2 Complete abstraction is the natural condition of the mind. Now that You have looked it up, You have a sense of how I am using this word: that consciousness be replete with ideas, rather than with things. But part of it is now unnatural. It does not look on everything as one. It is no longer in this fluid mental state, but has become quite densified, and also scattered. It sees instead but fragments of the whole, – all things separate and certainly apart from each other – for only thus could it invent the partial world you see. The purpose of all seeing – instead of Knowing – is to show you what you wish to see. All hearing but brings to your mind the sounds it wants to hear. All these senses are quite convincing to You. You have chosen to accept skewed perceptions right where Reality abides. You can choose again. Until You do, You will continue to see separation.
3 Thus were specifics made. There’s this and there’s that, and they’re different. They seem to be quite separate from what really is the grand, stupendous Whole of God. And now it is specifics we must use in practicing. For I must speak Your language, or You will not understand Me. We give them to the Holy Spirit that He may employ them for a purpose which is different from the one we gave to them. Creativity is His speciality! Yet He can use but what we made to teach us from a different point of view, so we can see a different use in everything. Thus He speaks to You Your language, that You may understand Him.
4 One brother is all brothers. “What the heck is this?” the ego mutters. Every mind contains all minds, for every mind is one. “This makes no sense at all to Me!” it says. Such is the truth. (About minds and how the ego does perceive these ideas!) Yet do these thoughts make clear the meaning of creation? Do these words bring perfect clarity with them to you? Or are You busy saying: “Huh?” or “What!” What can they seem to be but empty sounds, pretty, perhaps; correct in sentiment, yet fundamentally not understood nor understandable. The mind that taught itself to think specifically can no longer grasp abstraction in the sense that it is all-encompassing. We need to see a little that we learn a lot. We move from things back to how We’re thinking: the use to which We are putting Our mind.
5 It seems to be the body that we feel limits our freedom, makes us suffer, and at last puts out our life. Our prize invention: ‘creating’ ‘matter’; two impossibilities: one, there is no matter; two, God alone creates, is the One, only Source for Reality. Yet bodies are but symbols of a concrete form of fear. And they have no power either to sicken or to kill Us. Fear without symbols calls for no response, – if there is nothing You can dread, why fear? – for symbols can stand for the meaningless, and You can fear them. Love needs no symbols, being true. It’s omnipresent! But fear attaches to specifics, being false. Fear says Your Brother is different than You; therefore, fearful.
6 Bodies attack but minds do not. Don’t quarrel with this; just read further on. This thought is surely reminiscent of our text, where it is often emphasized. This is the reason bodies easily become fear’s symbols. You have many times been urged to look beyond the body, for its sight presents the symbol of love’s “enemy” Christ’s vision does not see. Christ’s Vision sees not a body; Christ sees but Reality. Thus was I able to raise the dead, who most assuredly weren’t dead to Me. For dead only exists but in the dream; not Reality. The body is the target for attack, for no one thinks he hates a mind. For You All identify with body. I know You know this; just keep on reading! Yet what but mind directs the body to attack? What else could be the seat of fear except what thinks of fear? Consciousness is All.
7 Hate is specific. There must be a thing to be attacked. An enemy must be perceived in such a form he can be touched and seen and heard and ultimately killed. It takes quite extreme sophistication to attack a mind instead of body. Yet is the mind the source of all attack. When hatred rests upon a thing, it calls for death as surely as God’s Voice proclaims there is no death. Eradicate the thing that You detest. So the ego works. It’s far from lovely, and far from loving. Fear is insatiable, consuming everything its eyes behold, seeing itself in everything, compelled to turn upon itself and to destroy. Feeling Eternal Anguish Real, it seeks to hurt in return. Fear Exhausts All Resources. Not a happy thing. God to the rescue!
8 Who sees a brother as a body sees him as fear’s symbol, assomething capable of hurting Him. And he will attack because what he beholds is his own fear external to himself, – pushed outside of himself, and, instead, focused on an Other – poised to attack and howling to unite with him again. Mistake not the intensity of rage projected fear must spawn. It shrieks in wrath and claws the air in frantic hope it can reach to its maker and devour him. For this, You sold out the Son of God, by pretending to become a so-called ‘human’; substance of dirt instead of Spirit. A foolish bargain.
Son of God remains untouched, just hidden from His own Vision.
9 This do the body’s eyes behold in one whom Heaven cherishes, the angels love, and God created perfect. This is his reality. This is really You. And in Christ’s vision is his loveliness – (Your loveliness too) –– reflected in a form so holy and so beautiful that you could scarce refrain from kneeling at his feet. Yet you will take his hand instead, for you are like him in the sight that sees him thus. So quickly can the picture shift when You are willing to use another Vision.
If You will to see Me so holy, so, too, can You see each and every Brother.
10 Attack on him is enemy to you, for you will not perceive that in his hands is your salvation. This sounds preposterous! How can I say it? Because it is true. Ask him but for this, and he will give it to you. Ask him not to symbolize your fear. Would you request that love destroy itself? Or would you have it be revealed to you and set you free? Is this such a hard decision for You? Remember, You’re the Christ along with Me!
11 Today we practice in a form we have attempted earlier. Your readiness is closer now, and you will come today nearer Christ’s vision. All that’s needed is that little willingness for which I ask. Deny Me and then You deny Yourself. Come! You can do it. I have faith in You. If you are intent on reaching it, you will succeed today. And once you have succeeded, you will not be willing to accept the witnesses your body’s eyes call forth. What you will see will sing to you of ancient melodies you will remember. You are not forgot in Heaven. Would you not remember it? Heaven longs for Your return, and not by so-called ‘dying’; a useless exercise.
12 Select one brother, symbol of the rest, and ask salvation of him. Any One will do. See him first as clearly as you can in that same form to which you are accustomed. See his face, his hands and feet, his clothing. Watch him smile, and see familiar gestures which he makes so frequently. Then think of this—what you are seeing now conceals from you the sight of one who can forgive you all your sins, whose sacred hands can take the nails which pierce your own away and lift the crown of thorns which you have placed upon your bleeding head. You have not realized that to hate an Other is but to crucify Yourself. Nor do You always understand why this is so, for it seems unfair to You. He really is wrong! Oh! Indeed! How real is anything that happens in a dream?
13 Ask this of him that he may set you free: (If Your thoughts of Him are very noxious, try not to gag! For it will distract You.)
14 Give me your blessing, holy Son of God.
I would behold you with the eyes of Christ,
And see my perfect sinlessness in you. Your willingness to see Him sinless, absolved of all ‘crimes’, must make You sinless too. Thus the Gift You give Him returns to You.
15 And He will answer Whom you called upon, for He will hear the Voice of God in you and answer in your own. Behold him now whom you had seen as merely flesh and bone and recognize that Christ has come to you. And when You free Your Brother, You have been freed along with Him.
16 Today’s idea is your safe escape from anger and from fear. Be sure you use it instantly, should you be tempted to attack a brother and perceive in him the symbol of your fear. And you will see him suddenly transformed from enemy to savior, from the devil into Christ. Indeed, there’s been so much insanity in dreaming; yet can You turn away from hate to Love, from craziness to the sweet Sanity of God.
You can do it right this very instant!
It has been a while since I have said this: Let Us All join hands and run Home to Heaven all together! Can You feel the joy! The wonder of it! Instead of dreaming, it feels so good to really be alive.
1 John 13:34
a A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
[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