The wonder and simplicity of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through one of its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. That is distinctive from the Law of Attraction, an interest which so much has been discussing these last few years. ACIM answers not only why things are the direction they are with your head, but also just how to implement these mind corrections needed to improve your life. What it ultimately comes down seriously to is the decision to improve beliefs while staying nowadays, or the decision to fix your head and return home.
Affirmations are not part of A Course in Miracles as they are not necessary and here’s why: There is a “wrong” ego mind, and a “right” ego mind, both which remain the main same ego side of the split mind. Within the ego mind (error), the wrong side is all the negative judgments; and the proper side is all the negative judgments wanting to convince you how wonderful it’s to call home in this negative world. Neither is the facts of one’s nature nor where you stand trying to come back the mind, in accordance with ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: According to the actually use as cause, you will dsicover the corresponding effect. Ideas don’t leave their source: You.
Let’s utilize this example:
Someone is feeling the results of being “poor,” or lack, nowadays and wants to improve their beliefs to will have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) show up. 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” could eventually go and you get back with “poor.” It’s only 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 two things within the ego illusion and not to choose out from the illusion.
That is on the other hand to choosing correction of your head (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” don’t exist. A choice for correction of your head allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you nowadays; however, it generally does not have the results you imagine considering that the ego cannot relate. It returns a part of your head to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. In addition, it produces effects in your lifetime here but you will have to 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 features a few components and when understood and used, they can be “mind” correcting!
Remember, in accordance with ACIM, your head is split by the ego’s judgment that individuals might be separate, also called the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This part of your head is just hidden in darkness since it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) whenever we forgot to laugh off what could not be true. It did not, however, separate.
So in ACIM it’s not about affirmations or changing beliefs, because your head 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 exact same, all one, and nothing to trust or judge between.
Instead, it is all about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you’re playing for interpretation of events in this world. The sole change is in the decision between the split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
That is where in actuality the simplicity is evident in ACIM because there’s no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another way of thinking. You simply stop trying what you no longer want. We get it done all the time with ego stuff; and now we just get it done with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says all of it: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, there’s nothing to forgive because no error has happened, i.e., no separation happened. Everything you are doing is just returning the mind to God, where it never left, and to its natural state of peace. To accomplish this is just a choice which side of the split mind to listen to for interpretation of events and turning over the judgments you no longer wish to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit is the perfect solution is to the separation put in your head by God and every answer can there be awaiting you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words which are synonymous. You need to be prepared to utilize the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of events and do the actual work of giving judgments (beliefs) to this side of your head, via your final decision maker, because you no longer want them.
It really is that simple and only confusing because of the belief that the sole choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to make use of the sooner example, and not understanding concerning this third option being available. The decision 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 head to God.
ACIM is targeted at your decision maker in the mind. The entire point is that you have a choice which side of your head to listen to and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened to start with un curso de milagros. It was a choice to listen, 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 may not want since 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’re feeling keeps them hidden so you don’t realize they’re judgments.
You don’t “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It is an experience shared by One.
Your decision maker could be the mechanism between the two sides of the split mind. It is neutral, an observer and is something you have to employ to view your head and the judgments being produced by the ego. Once you realize you have used something from the ego error of the wrong or right mind, just be prepared to hand them to the perfect solution is, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It protects the rest while the Atonement or solution has already been there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply quitting that which you no longer want. It is, and certainly can, be that easy.
Form and Content:
The final component to understand from A 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, combined with judgments in your head, while the curriculum of what to turn over for correction (forgiveness).
What does matter is content and in ACIM, content could be the mind. The actually are employing for interpretation (perception) of men and women, places, and things, etc., counts for everything. You are able to only 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 the mind just how to perceive properly. You must return your head to peace as the Kingdom of God is peace and you can’t see the doorway from judgment. You simply see peace in peace and while sharing peace with everyone.
All ACIM says is you have the willingness to discover ways to do this, study the ideas and then use it into practice. The help you will need will arrive; but you, my friend, must do the work with this inward journey back in the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect is the form, or mind, you’re using for interpretation will undoubtedly be your effect in this world. It will affect you in other ways by returning the mind back again 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.