The beauty and simplicity of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through one of its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. This is different from the Law of Attraction, a topic on which so much has been discussed these last couple of years. ACIM answers not only why things will be the way they’re with the mind, but also how to implement these mind corrections needed to change your daily life. What it ultimately boils down to is the choice to change beliefs while residing in this world, or the choice to correct your brain and return home.
Affirmations are not section of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles because they are not essential 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 wrong side is all the negative judgments; and the right side is all the negative judgments attempting to convince you how wonderful it is to live here in this negative world. Neither may be the truth of one’s nature nor what your location is trying to return your brain, according to ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: In line with the mind you 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 now 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, everything you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you also end up 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 a couple of things within the ego illusion and not to choose out of the illusion.
This is as opposed to choosing correction of your brain (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist. A selection 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 since 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 that you experienced here but you will need to choose correction to see them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all into a simple set of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components and when understood and used, they may be “mind” correcting!
Remember, in accordance with ACIM, your brain is split by the ego’s judgment that people could be separate, often known as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of the mind is simply hidden in darkness because it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when we forgot to laugh off what cannot be true. It did not, however, separate.
So in ACIM it is not about affirmations or changing beliefs, because the mind never left God but 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 about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you’re listening to for interpretation of events in this world. The only change is in the decision between the split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
This is where the ease of use is evident in ACIM because there is no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another way of thinking. You simply give up what you no more want. We take action on a regular basis with ego stuff; and now we just take action with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says everything: 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 really doing is simply returning your brain to God, where it never left, also to its natural state of peace. To achieve 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 desire to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit may be the treatment for the separation put into the mind by God and every answer will there be 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 the side of your brain, via your choice maker, because you no more want them.
It really is that simple 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, rather than understanding relating to 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 what is takes to come back your brain to God.
ACIM is targeted at the decision maker in the mind. The whole point is that you’ve got a choice of which side of your brain to hear and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened in the first place. It was a selection to pay attention, believe and choose judgments of the ego that separation happened and the ensuing sin, guilt and fear. Judgments can be dismissed as easily as you dismiss anything else you don’t want because they are not real.
Two things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment in their mind as being true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging the way you feel keeps them hidden and that means you don’t realize they are judgments.
un curso de milagros You do not “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It really is an experience shared by One.
The decision maker is the mechanism between your two sides of the split mind. It really is neutral, an observer and is something you should employ to watch the mind and the judgments being created by the ego. Once you realize you purchased something from the ego error of the wrong or right mind, just be willing 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 is already there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply quitting that which you no longer want. It is, and certainly can, be so easy.
Form and Content:
The last component to know from A Course in Miracles is form and content. Form is this world and everything inside it. In ACIM, form does not matter and is area of the “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you use everything in form, combined with the judgments in your mind, because the curriculum of what things 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 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 which includes both interpretations of the ego mind.
In conclusion, think about the simplicity of ACIM which is a Course in training your brain how exactly to perceive properly. You need to return the mind to peace as the Kingdom of God is peace and you also cannot see the doorway from judgment. You only see peace in peace even though sharing peace with everyone.
All ACIM says is you have the willingness to learn how to do that, study the ideas and put it into practice. The assist you to need will arrive; but you, my friend, must do the work of the inward journey back into the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect is the form, or mind, you’re using for interpretation will be your effect nowadays. It’ll affect you in different ways by returning your brain back to back again to peace where you eventually start to see the illusion of preference, because no separation occurred, and elect to give it up once and for all.