Lesson 198 ~ 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  198

Only my condemnation injures me.

In other words: only My thinking is the culprit. No matter what You think of Me, You can’t harm Me. But what I’m thinking of You can cause Me some major problems. That’s pretty scary. I’d best watch my thoughts!

1 Injury is impossible. And yet illusion makes illusion. If you can condemn, you can be injured. Because it’s all going on in Your mind – i.e. Your experience – then what You believe can harm You. For you have believed that you can injure, and the right you have established for yourself can be now used against You – since You believe it! – till you lay it down as valueless, unwanted, and unreal. Then does illusion cease to have effects, and all it seemed to have will be undone. Then are you free, for freedom is your gift, and you can now receive the gift you gave. Imagine the results if You believe that You only can give Love! Wow! Then that’s all that can affect You.­­ That’s powerful!

2 Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are freed. So let another rave all They will. Do not respond, and You are free. (Yes, like Your experience with Bobbie! That’s why You were not bothered by her words.1 Now You understand!) Such is the law that rules perception. In other words,  this law applies to dreams, not Reality, which knows not of any condemnation. It is not a law that knowledge understands, for freedom is a part of knowledge. To condemn is thus impossible in truth. For Love is Truth and would not dream of condemning anyOne. What seems to be its influence and its effects have not occurred at all. But have been a dream; albeit You believed it, although it wasn’t ever true. Yet must we deal with them a while as if they had. (And that is: only if You believe them!) Illusion makes illusion. Except one. Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest. For it negates them all, saying that You forgive for it never really happened.

3 Forgiveness sweeps all other dreams away, (not under the rug!) and though it is itself a dream, it breeds no others. For it does stop all that it does forgive. All illusions save this one must multiply a thousand fold. But this is where illusions end. With Your forgiveness. Forgiveness is the end of dreams because it is a dream of waking. It negates the dream, forgiving what never really happened. It is not itself the truth. Yet does it point to where the truth must be and gives direction with the certainty of God Himself. It leads You to a glad Awakening. It is a dream in which the Son of God awakens to his Self and to his Father, knowing They are one. And You will remember what this means and how it feels. Yes, like the time You somehow knew the loving Voice You heard speak was Yours. (The transcriber heard a loving Voice directing Her that She knew was somehow Hers. The experience was quite brief, but clear.)

4 Forgiveness is the only road that leads out of disaster, past all suffering, and finally away from death. How could there be another way, when this one is the plan of God Himself? And it’s so opposed to ego beliefs! And why would you oppose it, quarrel with it, seek to find a thousand ways in which it must be wrong, a thousand other possibilities? Because it does decimate the ego.

5 Is it not wiser to be glad you hold the answer to your problems in your hand? You’re not a victim! Is it not more intelligent to thank the One Who gives salvation, and accept His gift with gratitude? Instead of grumbling that You can’t forgive. They don’t deserve it! And is it not a kindness to yourself to hear His Voice and learn the simple lessons He would teach, instead of trying to dismiss His Words and substitute your own in place of His? Why not embrace them? For they will heal You.

6 His Words will work. His Words will save. His words are gorgeous! His Words contain all hope, all blessing and all joy that ever can be found upon this earth. His Words are born in God, and come to you with Heaven’s love upon them. Won’t You accept it! Those who hear His Words have heard the song of Heaven, – God’s Love Song given graciously to them – for these are the words which all will merge as one at last. And as this one will fade away, the Word of God will come to take its place, for it will be remembered then and loved. Does not an ancient memory make You long as You read this?

7 This world has many seeming separate haunts where mercy has no meaning and attack appears as justified. (Showing that this world is quite unreal if You understood this.) Yet all are one-a place where death is offered to God’s Son and to his Father. (Quite preposterous!) You may think They have accepted, but if you will look again upon the place where you beheld Their blood, you will perceive a miracle instead. It stands there awaiting Your acceptance.

8 How foolish to believe that They could die! How foolish to believe you can attack! How mad to think that you could be condemned and that the holy Son of God can die! How idiotic and insane the dream! The stillness of your Self remains unmoved, untouched by thoughts like these, and unaware of any condemnation which could need forgiveness. Needless to say, Self always is at peace and always present. Dreams of any kind are strange and alien to the truth. Yet what but Truth could have a Thought which builds a bridge to truth which brings illusions to the other side? Reality must always be triumphant over error! For It is Real, while error cannot be. That fact is the truth that leads You to Truth.

9 Today we practice letting freedom come to make its home with you. What a great promise! The truth bestows these words upon your mind that you may find the key to light and let the darkness end:

10 Only my condemnation injures me.
Only my own forgiveness sets me free.
So I will not condemn; I will forgive!

11 Do not forget today that there can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought. This is really true! Nor can there be a form of pain forgiveness cannot heal. Then that’s obvious. So forgiveness then must be the only healer of disease. How interesting.

12 Accept the one illusion which proclaims there is no condemnation in God’s Son, – illusion because it has seen error, and yet negates it – and Heaven is remembered instantly; the world forgotten, all its weird beliefs forgotten with it, as the face of Christ appears unveiled at last in this one dream. Through this experience You learn to see Your Brother holy. This is the gift the Holy Spirit holds for you from God your Father. Let today be celebrated both on earth and in your holy home as well. Be kind to both, as you forgive the trespasses you thought them guilty of, and see your innocence shining upon you from the face of Christ. First forgive Yourself, then All Your Others.

13 Now is there silence all around the world. Now is there stillness where before there was a frantic rush of thoughts that made no sense. It feels like Christmas Eve, as Christ is reborn today as You. Now is there tranquil light across the face of earth, made quiet in a dreamless sleep. And now the Word of God alone remains upon it. Only that can be perceived an instant longer. Then are symbols done and everything you ever thought you made completely vanished from the mind which God forever knows to be His only Son, and His only One.

14 There is no condemnation in him. He is perfect in his holiness. See how exquisite! He needs no thoughts of mercy. Who could give him gifts when everything is his? This is True for You. And who could dream of offering forgiveness to the Son of Sinlessness Itself, so like to Him Whose Son he is, that to behold the Son is to perceive no more and only know the Father? This, Your Purity! In this vision of the Son, so brief that not an instant stands between this single sight and timelessness itself, you see the vision of yourself and then you disappear forever into God. (Rather than the dream; for in God You find Your Self again; this time now, forever.)

15 Today we come still nearer to the end of everything that yet would stand between this vision and our sight of Reality. And we are glad that we have come this far and recognize that He Who brought us here will not forsake us now. Nor has He ever! For He would give to us the gift that God has given us through Him today. Now is the time of your deliverance. The time has come. The time has come today. You will accept it with the greatest joy!


[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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