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 168
Your grace is given me. I claim it now.
And not only is it freely given, I find it to be more than sufficient! It is like the song We always sang – with such Love for God – at the Passover seder: Dayenu. It would have been enough.
If You had only freed Us from slavery, it would have been enough. If You had only parted the Red Sea, it would have been enough. If You’d only fed Us manna in the desert, it would have been enough.
You see where I am going here Sister? Can You not say and mean it: If You had only saved Sarah from the taxi, it would have been enough … to have Me cleave to You forever, just as You cleave to Us.
Can not All of You say: If You had only written A Course In Miracles, that would have been enough. Brothers and Sisters! How much does it take? If not now, then when?
1 God speaks to us. Shall we not speak to Him? His words are so kind, illuminating and just wonderful. He is the very best of companions.
He is not distant. As the poet says: He’s closer than breathing or than hands and feet.1 He makes no attempt to hide from us. We try to hide from Him and suffer from deception. He remains entirely accessible. He loves His Son. There is no certainty but this, yet this suffices. He will love His Son forever. When his mind remains asleep, He loves him still. And when his mind awakes, He loves him with a never-changing Love. Whether the Son sleeps or wakens, this sweet Love is His or Hers (whatever point of view S/He has taken).
2 If you but knew the meaning of His Love, hope and despair would be impossible, for hope would be forever satisfied; despair of any kind unthinkable. His grace His answer is to all despair, for in it lies remembrance of His Love. – (the actuality of His Power) – Would He not gladly give the means by which His Will is recognized? – Well, of course, He would! And, of course, He does! – His grace is yours by your acknowledgment. – It’s ever-present. – And memory of Him awakens in the mind which asks the means of Him whereby its sleep is done. His sleep is finished, for the sleep itself was but a dream from which the Son has already Awakened. Yet He’s been slow to stop His dreaming, preferring reverie to Reality.
3 Today we ask of God the gift He has most carefully preserved within our hearts, waiting to be acknowledged. – It is Our indissoluble connection with Our own Divinity. The substantial Love We are: the Holy Spirit. – This the gift by which God leans to us and lifts us up, taking salvation’s final step Himself. – There is no separation. There never really could be one, for Ideas cannot ever leave their Source. – All steps but this we learn, instructed by His Voice. But finally He comes Himself and takes us in His arms and sweeps away the cobwebs of our sleep. – He never left Us. No. Not really. We are the Ones who took this imaginary journey in Our mind, and believed that it really happened. Yet never was it real, this whole phenomenal production is an empty dream. – His gift of grace is more than just an answer. – It negates the dream. – It restores all memories the sleeping mind forgot; all certainty of what love’s meaning is. Waking from Our stupor, We remember what Love truly is. And We are so glad!
4 God loves His Son. Request Him now to give the means by which this world will disappear, and vision first will come with knowledge but an instant later. You see, Your willingness is both paramount and so crucial.
For in grace you see a light that covers all the world in love and watch fear disappear from every face as hearts rise up and claim the light as theirs. You’ve all been so long in darkness that, first the Light is blinding. Yet there is no fear for only gentleness is here for You.
What now remains that Heaven be delayed an instant longer? What else is it but ego resistance? Fear of the unknown, the long-forgotten. It can’t hinder You.
What remains undone when your forgiveness rests on everything? Not one thing at all.
5 It is a new and holy day today, for we receive what has been given us. Freedom from the dream of hell and dying.
Our faith lies in the Giver, – Our dear faithful God – not our own acceptance. We acknowledge our mistakes, but He to Whom all error is unknown is yet the One Who answers our mistakes by giving us the means – His forever Love, which shows Us perfect – to lay them down and rise to Him in gratitude and love.
6 And He descends – comes to Us with arms out stretched to meet us as we come to Him, for what He has prepared for us He gives and we receive. Such is His Will because He loves His Son. – And I am His Son. I am the Song of Love He sings as Me. – To Him we pray today, returning but the words He gave to us through His own Voice, His Word, His Love:
7 Your grace is given me. – I have ignored It. – I claim it now.
Father, I come to You. And You will come
To me who asks. – You have never left Me for You are What I am forever. – I am the Son You Love.
Above all else, it is You I long for with all My Be-ing.
1Speak to Him Thou for He hearest
Spirit with Spirit can meet.
Closer is He than breathing,
Nearer than hands and feet.
Tennyson, The Higher Pantheism~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
[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