Lesson 197 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose

Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*



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  197

It can be but my gratitude I earn.

This, therefore, is an exercise in love Yourself as much as You Love Your Neighbour! It’s an equal part of My gospel: the equality of really Loving All.

1 Here is the second step we take to free your mind from the belief in outside force pitted against your own. This gives You great responsibility as well as power. You make attempts at kindness and forgiveness. Yet you turn them to attack again unless you find external gratitude and lavish thanks. For it is simply tit for tat in Your mind; one hand washes another; if not, You can forget it! Your gifts must be received with honor, lest they be withdrawn. How selfish are You. You see everything and everyOne – including God – that way. And so you think God’s gifts are loans at best; at worst, deceptions which would cheat you of defenses to ensure that when He strikes He will not fail to kill. How insane the way the ego reasons, sure that it is right.

2 How easily are God and guilt confused by those who know not what their thoughts can do. Your so-called ‘mind’ – i.e. the ego – has become ‘god’ to You. Deny your strength, and weakness must become salvation to you. Just as You deny God and elevate the ego to His position. See yourself as bound, and bars become your home. It’s all in Your mind. Nor will you leave the prison house or claim your strength until guilt and salvation are not seen as one and freedom and salvation are perceived as joined, with strength beside them, to be sought and claimed and found and fully recognized.  Here is the short form: Want to be happy? Shut up the ego and attend to God.

3 The world must thank you when you offer it release from your illusions. Yet your thanks belong to you as well, for its release can only mirror yours. Your gratitude is all your gifts require that they be a lasting offering of a thankful heart released from hell forever. The heart that follows God is so grateful, so joyful, humble. Is it this you would undo by taking back your gifts because they were not honored? It is you who honor them and give them fitting thanks, for it is you who have received the gifts.  Choice is always Yours. What to be happy? Sister, choose again. Brother, choose again.

4 It does not matter if another thinks your gifts unworthy. For Love is forever in the giving. In his mind there is a part that joins with yours in thanking you. It does not matter if your gifts seem lost and ineffectual. They are received where they are given. In your gratitude are they accepted universally and thankfully acknowledged by the Heart of God Himself. And would you take them back when He has gratefully accepted them? In other words, all things You think You give an Other, are but really gifts to God.

5 God blesses every gift you give to Him and every gift is given Him because it can be given only to yourself, and what belongs to God must be His own. You are One with God. Think: Ray One with Sun. Yet you will never realize His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love, and adding to your never-ending joy, while you forgive but to attack again. Hatred blocks out Love, cocooning You in misery and pain.

Why not rather change and learn Love instead?

6 Withdraw the gifts you give, and you will think that what is given you has been withdrawn. What You get is quite simply what You give. But learn to let forgiveness take away the sins you think you see outside yourself, and you can never think the gifts of God are lent but for a little while before He snatches them away again in death. Your thoughts govern You. For death will have no meaning for you then. Instead of death, forgiveness gifts You Life!

7 And with the end of this belief is fear forever over. For Love is fearless. Thank your Self for this, for He is grateful only unto God, and He gives thanks for you unto Himself. Your Self is clearly an important – a holy – Part of God. To everyone who lives will Christ yet come, for everyone must live and breathe in Him. For Christ is Self, is Your Reality. His Being in His Father is secure because Their Will is one. Like the Rays and Sun. Their gratitude to all They have created has no end, for gratitude remains a part of love. Be-ing Awake is but Be-ing grateful.

8 Thanks be to you, the holy Son of God, for as you were created you contain all things within your Self. The fullness of this normal experience of You cannot be expressed in words. For it must be lived. And you are still as God created you. Truth is eternal. Nor can you dim the light of your perfection. In your heart, the Heart of God is laid. He holds you dear because you are Himself. All gratitude belongs to you because of what you are. For Reality is how God knows You.

9 Give thanks as you receive it. Be you free of all ingratitude to anyone who makes your Self complete. Including those who seem to be the opposite. And from this Self is no one left outside. For Our one holy Self includes all Others. Give thanks for all the countless channels which extend this Self. All that you do is given unto Him. All that you think can only be His Thoughts, sharing with Him the holy Thoughts of God. Return Your mind to Him, and S/He will happily transform it. Earn now the gratitude you have denied yourself when you forgot the function God has given you. Consider Yourself to be reminded! But never think that He has ever ceased to offer thanks to you. His sweet Love for You passes all possible understanding!


[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


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