How 7 Things CHANGES HOW YOU Approach A TRAINING COURSE In Miracles
The beauty and simplicity of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through one of its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. That is different from the Law of Attraction, a subject which so much has been written about these last few years. ACIM answers not merely why things are the way they are with the mind, but also how exactly to implement these mind corrections needed to change your life. What it ultimately boils down to is the choice to improve beliefs while staying in this world, or the decision to correct the mind and return home.
Affirmations are not part of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles as they are not necessary and here’s why: You will find a “wrong” ego mind, and a “right” ego mind, both of which are still the main same ego side of the split mind. Within the ego mind (error), the incorrect side is all the negative judgments; and the right side is all the negative judgments trying to convince you how wonderful it really is to live here in this negative world. Neither may be the truth of one’s nature nor where you are trying to return your mind, according to ACIM.
REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect is this: Based on the mind you use as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s use this example:
Someone is feeling the effects of being “poor,” or lack, in this world and really wants to change their beliefs to will have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) arrive. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego deploying it as cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego as an unstable thought system, everything you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you also end up back with “poor.” It’s only a question of “when.”
The ego’s choice system is: (1) one or another: (2) poor or rich; and, (3) ego or God. It asks one to choose between two things within the ego illusion and not to choose from the illusion.
This is in contrast to choosing correction of the mind (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist. A selection for correction of the mind allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you nowadays; however, it does not have the consequences you imagine since the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of your brain to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. It also produces effects that you experienced here but you will have to choose correction to see them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all into a simple group of principles predicated on Cause and Effect. It only includes a few components and when understood and used, they can be “mind” correcting!
Remember, according to ACIM, the mind is split by the ego’s judgment that people could be separate, also referred to as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of the mind is merely hidden in darkness because it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when we forgot to laugh off what could not be true. It didn’t, however, separate.
So in ACIM it isn’t about affirmations or changing beliefs, as the mind never left God and still resides aware of Him. There are no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything may be the same, all one, and nothing to trust or judge between.
Instead, it is all about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you are hearing for interpretation of events nowadays. The only change is in the choice between your split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
That’s where the ease of use is evident in ACIM because there’s no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another way of thinking. You simply quit what you no more want. We do it all the time with ego stuff; and now we just do it with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says it all: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, there is nothing to forgive because no error has happened, i.e., no separation happened. What you are doing is simply returning your brain to God, where it never left, also to its natural state of peace. To do that is simply a choice of which side of the split mind to hear for interpretation of events and turning on the judgments so long as want to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit may be the treatment for the separation placed in the mind by God and every answer is there waiting for you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words which are synonymous. You have to be willing to use the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of events and do the specific work of giving judgments (beliefs) to the side of the mind, via your decision maker, because you no more want them.
It really is that simple and only confusing due to the belief that the only real choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to utilize the earlier example, and not understanding about this third option being available. The choice for True Perception would be to choose neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of your brain. This is exactly what is takes to come back the mind to God.
ACIM is targeted at your choice maker in your brain. The complete point is that you have a selection of which side of the mind to listen to and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened in the first place. It was a selection to listen, believe and choose judgments of the ego that separation happened and the ensuing sin, guilt and fear. Judgments could be dismissed as easily as you dismiss other things you do not want because they are not real.
A couple of things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them as being true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging the method that you feel keeps them hidden and that means you don’t realize they are judgments.
You don’t “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. a course in miracles videos It is an experience shared by One.
The decision maker may be the mechanism between the two sides of the split mind. It really is neutral, an observer and is something you need to employ to watch your brain and the judgments being created by the ego. When you realize you have used something from the ego error of the wrong or right mind, you need to be willing to hand them to the perfect solution is, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It requires care of the rest as the Atonement or solution is already there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply quitting that which you no longer want. It really is, and certainly can, be so easy.
Form and Content:
The last component to know from the Course in Miracles is form and content. Form is this world and everything inside it. In ACIM, form does not matter and is portion of the “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you utilize everything in form, combined with the judgments in your thoughts, as the curriculum of what things to turn over for correction (forgiveness).
What does matter is content and in ACIM, content may be the mind. The mind you are using for interpretation (perception) of individuals, places, and things, etc., counts for everything. You can only have one master: (1) the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction); or, (2) the ego wrong mind (error) and that includes both interpretations of the ego mind.
In conclusion, think about the simplicity of ACIM which is a Course in training your mind how exactly to perceive properly. You need to return the mind to peace because the Kingdom of God is peace and you also cannot see the doorway from judgment. You only see peace in peace and while sharing peace with everyone.
All ACIM says is you have the willingness to learn how to do this, study the ideas and then put it into practice. The assist you to need will show up; but you, my pal, must do the task of this inward journey back into the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect may be the form, or mind, you are using for interpretation will be your effect nowadays. It’ll affect you in other ways by returning your mind back to back again to peace where you eventually start to see the illusion of preference, because no separation occurred, and choose to give it up once and for all.