The sweetness and simplicity of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through among its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. This really is different from the Law of Attraction, a subject which so much has been discussing these last few years. ACIM answers not only why things are the way they are with your brain, but also just how to implement these mind corrections needed to change your life. What it ultimately comes down seriously to is the choice to change beliefs while staying nowadays, or the choice to improve your brain and return home.
Affirmations aren’t part of A Course in Miracles because they are not necessary and here’s why: There is a “wrong” ego mind, and a “right” ego mind, both that are still area of the same ego side of the split mind. Within the ego mind (error), the wrong side is most of the negative judgments; and the right side is most of the negative judgments wanting to convince you how wonderful it’s to call home here in this negative world. Neither is the reality of one’s nature nor what your location is trying to come back your mind, based on ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: In line with the mind you use as cause, you might find the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s utilize this example:
Someone is feeling the effects to be “poor,” or lack, nowadays and wants to change their beliefs to are in possession of “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) show up. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego utilizing it as cause which could only produce ego effect. Ego being an unstable thought system, what you choose as “rich” will ultimately go and you wind up back with “poor.” It’s just a question of “when.”
The ego’s choice system is: (1) one or one other: (2) poor or rich; and, (3) ego or God. It asks you to choose between a few things within the ego illusion and not to choose out of the illusion.
This really is on the other hand to choosing correction of your brain (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist a course in miracles. A choice for correction of your brain allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you nowadays; however, it does not have the effects you imagine because the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of your brain to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. In addition, it produces effects in your life here however you will have to choose correction to have them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a simple group of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only features a few components and when understood and used, they could be “mind” correcting!
Remember, based on ACIM, your brain is split by the ego’s judgment that we could possibly be separate, also called the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of your brain is just hidden in darkness since it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when we forgot to laugh off what couldn’t be true. It didn’t, however, separate.
So in ACIM it’s not about affirmations or changing beliefs, because your brain never left God and still resides at home with Him. You can find no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything is the same, all one, and nothing to believe or judge between.
Instead, it is focused on changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you are playing 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 really is where in actuality the simplicity is evident in ACIM because there’s no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another method of thinking. You just stop trying what you no longer want. We get it done all the time with ego stuff; and now we only get it done with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says everything: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, there’s nothing to forgive because no error has happened, i.e., no separation happened. What you are doing is just returning your mind to God, where it never left, and to its natural state of peace. To do that is just a selection that side of the split mind to hear for interpretation of events and turning within the judgments you no longer want to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit is the solution to the separation put into your brain by God and every answer can there be awaiting you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words that are synonymous. You have to be prepared to utilize the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of events and do the specific work of giving judgments (beliefs) to this side of your brain, via your choice maker, because you no longer want them.
It is actually that simple and only confusing due to the belief that the only choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to use the sooner example, and not understanding about that third option being available. The option for True Perception is to choose neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of the mind. This is what is takes to come back your brain to God.
ACIM is directed at your choice maker in the mind. The entire point is that you have a selection that side of your brain to hear and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened to begin with. It had been a selection to listen, believe and choose judgments of the ego that separation happened and the ensuing sin, guilt and fear. Judgments may be dismissed as easily as you dismiss anything else you may not want because they’re not real.
Two things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment for them as being true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging how you feel keeps them hidden which means you don’t realize they are judgments.
You don’t “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It’s an experience shared by One.
Your choice maker may be the mechanism between the 2 sides of the split mind. It’s neutral, an observer and is something you have to 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 wrong or right mind, you need to be prepared to hand them to the solution, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It protects the others because the Atonement or solution has already been there. No affirmations are necessary. You’re simply giving up what you no longer want. It’s, and certainly can, be that easy.
Form and Content:
The past component to know from A Course in Miracles is form and content. Form is this world and everything in it. In ACIM, form doesn’t matter and is area of the “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you employ everything in form, combined with the judgments in your thoughts, because the curriculum of what to turn over for correction (forgiveness).
What does matter is content and in ACIM, content may be the mind. The mind you are employing for interpretation (perception) of individuals, places, and things, etc., counts for everything. You are able to just have one master: (1) the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction); or, (2) the ego wrong mind (error) and that features both interpretations of the ego mind.
To conclude, consider the simplicity of ACIM which really is a Course in training your mind just how to perceive properly. You should return your brain to peace as the Kingdom of God is peace and you can’t see the doorway from judgment. You just 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 help you’ll need will arrive; however, you, my friend, must do the task with this inward journey back in the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect is the form, or mind, you are using for interpretation will soon be your effect in this world. It will affect you in alternative methods by returning your mind back again to back to peace where you eventually see the illusion of choice, because no separation occurred, and choose to offer it down once and for all.