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 196
It can be but myself I crucify.
Although You think experiences are taking place ‘out there’, they aren’t. For everything is only going on in mind. When that becomes Reality for You, You will be Awake. It would be good for it to be this year, if You are willing.
1 When this is firmly understood and kept in full awareness, you will not attempt to harm yourself nor make your body slave to vengeance. None of this need be at all when You move from body’s lack of consciousness to mind. You will not attack yourself, and you will realize that to attack another is but to attack yourself. Pure insanity! You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself. In practicality, take responsibility for the world You see, and then simply change Your mind. And you will understand his safety is your own, and in his healing you are healed. For the ‘world’ does include all Your Others. How can You ignore them and be healed all by Yourself? This just is not possible, so why attempt it?
Let Your Love flow out to All Your Others. For They are not really ‘Other’ or even ‘Brother’, for every One is an intrinsic Part of You.
Here is a good place for Me to explain one of My most misunderstood statements that was recorded two thousand years ago: that “if Your right hand offend You, cut it off.” (Matthew 5:30) I was not suggesting to mutilate Your body, for the body does the deed on the direction of the mind.
Therefore, My meaning is: if on the right hand (one side), Your thought is offensive, cut if off before it becomes an action to wound Your Brother. There is but no action without the thought that does precede it.
Be responsible for what You think: the only “devil” that “made You do it” is ego running You! You do think as Love or as the ego. Catch those offhand thoughts and do correct them!
2 Perhaps at first you will not understand how mercy, – another word for God’s lovingkindness – limitless and with all things held in its sure protection, can be found in the idea we practice for today. It may in fact appear to be a sign that punishment can never be escaped because the ego, under what it sees as threat, is quick to cite the truth to save its lies. is but a gentle caution for You. Yet must it fail to understand the truth it uses thus. It is but a gentle caution for You. The ego would choose to but deliberately misunderstand it for its ends. Yet You can thwart it, even though it can be quite convincing and seem to fool You! But you can learn to see these foolish applications and deny the meaning they appear to have. This is why You have the Holy Spirit.
3 Thus do you also teach your mind that you are not an ego. You are a Right Mind! For the ways in which the ego would distort the truth will not deceive you longer, as You now choose to wake up to its wicked machinations. You will not believe you are a body to be crucified. You now begin to realize You’re mind instead of body. (It’s just that simple!) And you will see within today’s idea the light of resurrection, looking past all thoughts of crucifixion and of death – suggestions coming from none other than the dratted ego! – to thoughts of liberation and of life. (Coming from Your loving Father-Mother, heard by Your Right Mind: the Holy Spirit.)
4 Today’s idea is one step we take in leading us from bondage to the state of perfect freedom. It’s a joyous leap from the ego’s slavery to freedom! Let us take this step today –even right away! – that we may quickly go the way salvation shows us, taking every step in its appointed sequence as the mind relinquishes its burdens one by one. It’s very simple! Stop all criticism of Your Others. It is not time we need for this. It is but willingness. Simply change Your mind about how You think. Time is not involved. For what would seem to need a thousand years can easily be done in just one instant by the grace of God. And what brings God great grace but Your willingness to receive it!
As Your Elder Brother who has lived this experience, You know I speak the Truth; thus You can trust Me just as I trust You to be receptive.
5 The dreary, hopeless thought that you can make attacks on others and escape yourself – so appealing to the ego, the only crucifier – has nailed you to the cross. Perhaps it seemed to be salvation. (Takes the heat of You!) Yet it merely stood for the belief the fear of God is real. And what is that but hell? Let that sink in now. Who could believe his Father is his deadly enemy, separate from him and waiting to destroy his life and blot him from the universe, without the fear of hell upon his heart? Who could believe their Father-Mother would kill them any time, including so-called ‘old age’, another ego invention. God’s Ideas don’t ‘age’, but are Eternal. That’s including You!
6 Such is the form of madness you believe if you accept the fearful thought you can attack another and be free yourself. How preposterous! For We All are One. Until this form is changed, there is no hope. Until you see that this, at least, must be entirely impossible, – for You are intimately bound up as One with Your Brother – how could there be escape? The fear of God is real to anyone who thinks this thought is true. And he will not perceive its foolishness nor even see that it is there so that it would be possible to question it. You are not separate from Your Others, although You think so. Remember: thinking doesn’t make it so!
7 To question it at all, its form must first be changed at least as much as will permit fear of retaliation to abate and the responsibility returned to some extent to you. God would always have You be in harmony, which means: Love be! From there you can at least consider if you want to go along this painful path. Love does bring freedom from this agony. Until this shift has been accomplished, you cannot perceive that it is but your thoughts that bring you fear and your deliverance depends on you. Remember what I say: that You can always change Your thinking!
It is that simple!
8 Our next steps will be easy if you take this one today. All I need is Your willingness to change. I mean there is another way to see Your Brother, to look at All Your Others. From there we go ahead quite rapidly. Why wouldn’t We make the choice to be free! For once you understand it is impossible that you be hurt except by your own thoughts, the fear of God must disappear. (For You are quite aware that You can always change Your thinking!) This brings true freedom. You do not now believe that fear is caused without. You generate it, which means You can stop! And God, Whom you had thought to banish, can be welcomed back within the holy mind He never left. Instead let Us – together – banish the interloper that I’ve called the ego. It’s really nothing, yet it has controlled You now for eons! Let’s be rid of it!
9 Salvation’s song – sweeter than honey from the honeycomb – can certainly be heard in the idea we practice for today. If it can but be you you crucify, you did not hurt the world and need not fear its vengeance and pursuit. You have not really changed, nor harmed, one bit of Reality, not one iota! Nor need you hide in terror from the deadly fear of God projection hides behind. The thing you dread the most is your salvation. No, not all of You, yet do most of You. The desire to continue dreaming is quite compelling. You are strong, and it is strength you want. And you are free and glad of freedom, in Reality. The dream is but a different story. You have sought to be both weak and bound because you feared your strength and freedom. Why? Because they mean that You can waken.So ego fears them. Yet salvation lies in them. And thus nothing else can make You happy.
10 There is an instant in which terror seems to grip your mind so wholly that escape appears quite hopeless. When you realize once and for all that it is you you fear, the mind perceives itself as split. And You feel confused. And this had been concealed while you believed attack could be directed outward and returned from outside to within. It seemed to be an enemy outside you had to fear, rather than Yourself. And thus a god outside yourself became your mortal enemy—the source of fear. This is preposterous, for All is Spirit; and Spirit has no without/within! Such concepts are non-existent to Reality where All is One stupendous whole.
And I really mean stupendous and whole.
11 Now for an instant is a murderer perceived within you, eager for your death, intent on plotting punishment for you until the time when it can kill at last. We’ve called it ego, always screaming: i am! i am! Horrid little thing due for extermination. Yet in this instant is the time as well in which salvation comes. You’re not an ego! For fear of God has disappeared. His Love is so clear, what is there to fear. And you can call on Him to save you from illusions in His Love, calling Him Father and yourself His Son. Pray that the instant may be soon—today. Why dally longer? Step back from fear and make advance to love. Now is but the time to claim Your freedom.
12 There is no Thought of God that does not go with you – not for a moment are You left alone or bereft of aid – to help you reach that instant and to go beyond it quickly, surely, and forever. When the fear of God is gone, there are no obstacles that still remain between you and the holy peace of God. How kind and merciful is the idea we practice! How sure, how steady; and so consistent. Give it welcome, as you should, for it is your release. It is indeed but you your mind can try to crucify. Christ has already transformed the cross into a Christmas tree full with Lights of Love and wondrous promise. Yet your redemption, too, will come from you. For Who is Christ but You. (This is a statement, and not a question!)
[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