A Course In Miracles Awards: 7 EXPLANATIONS WHY THEY DON’T REALLY Work & What You Can Do About It
The beauty and simplicity of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through among its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. This is different from the Law of Attraction, a subject on which so much has been written about these last couple of years. ACIM answers not only why things are the way they’re with the mind, but additionally how to implement these mind corrections needed to change your daily life. What it ultimately comes down to is the choice to change beliefs while staying in this world, or the decision to correct your brain and return home.
Affirmations are not part of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles as they are not necessary and here’s why: There exists a “wrong” ego mind, and a “right” ego mind, both which are still portion of the 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 is 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 actually use as cause, you will see the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s utilize this example:
Someone is feeling the consequences to be “poor,” or lack, in this world and wants to change their beliefs to will have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) arrive. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego using it as cause that may only produce ego effect. Ego as an unstable thought system, what you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you find yourself back with “poor.” It’s just 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 you to choose between two things within the ego illusion and not to choose out from the illusion.
This is as opposed 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 in this world; however, it does not have the consequences you imagine because the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of the mind to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. It also produces effects that you experienced here but you must choose correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a simple set of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only includes a few components and when understood and used, they could be “mind” correcting!
Remember, in accordance with ACIM, the mind is split by the ego’s judgment that people could be separate, also known as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This part of the mind is merely hidden in darkness since it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) whenever we forgot to laugh off what cannot be true. It did not, however, separate.
So in ACIM it isn’t about affirmations or changing beliefs, because the mind never left God and still resides aware of Him. You can find no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything is 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 listening to for interpretation of events in this world. The only change is in the choice between the split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
This is where the simplicity 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 longer want. We do it on a regular basis with ego stuff; and today we just do it with the ego beliefs themselves.
a course in miracles youtube Forgiveness:
This says it all: Forgiveness is correction of your brain. 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 over the judgments you no longer want to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit may be the treatment for the separation placed in your brain by God and every answer is there waiting for you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words that are synonymous. You need to be willing to use the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of events and do the specific work of giving judgments (beliefs) to this side of the mind, via your decision maker, because you no more want them.
It really is that easy and only confusing as a result of belief that the only 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 is to choose neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of the mind. This is exactly what is takes to return the mind to God.
ACIM is targeted at the decision maker in your brain. The whole point is that you have a choice of which side of the mind to hear and use for interpretation. That is all that ever happened to begin with. 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 anything else you don’t want because they’re not real.
A couple of things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them to be true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging how you feel keeps them hidden and that means you don’t realize they’re judgments.
You don’t “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It is an event shared by One.
The decision maker may be the mechanism between your two sides of the split mind. It is neutral, an observer and is something you should employ to watch your brain and the judgments being made by the ego. Once you realize you have used something from the ego error of the incorrect or right mind, you need to be ready to hand them to the solution, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It requires care of the others as the Atonement or solution has already been there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply quitting that which you no more want. It is, and certainly can, be that simple.
Form and Content:
The last element of know from the Course in Miracles is form and content. Form is this world and everything in it. In ACIM, form does not matter and is the main “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you use everything in form, together with the judgments in your mind, as the curriculum of what to start for correction (forgiveness).
What does matter is content and in ACIM, content may be the mind. The mind you’re using for interpretation (perception) of people, 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, consider the simplicity of ACIM which is a Course in training your brain how exactly to perceive properly. You must return the mind to peace as the Kingdom of God is peace and you 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 understand how to do that, study the ideas and then put it into practice. The assist you to need will arrive; but you, my friend, must do the task of the inward journey back to the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect is the form, or mind, you are using for interpretation will be your effect nowadays. It will affect you in different ways by returning your brain back to back to peace where you eventually see the illusion of preference, because no separation occurred, and choose to give it up once and for all.