The Next 7 Things YOU NEED TO Do For A Course In Miracles Success
The beauty and simplicity of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through among its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. That is different from the Law of Attraction, a subject which so much has been discussed these last few years. ACIM answers not only why things are 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 may be 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 because they are not necessary and here’s why: You will find a “wrong” ego mind, and a “right” ego mind, both which are still section 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 attempting to convince you how wonderful it is to live here in this negative world. Neither is the truth of one’s nature nor what your location is trying to return your mind, according to ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: According to the mind you use as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s utilize this example:
Someone is feeling the effects of being “poor,” or lack, in this world and wants to change their beliefs to now have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) show up. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego deploying it as cause that may only produce ego effect. Ego being an unstable thought system, what you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you also 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 one to choose between a couple of things within the ego illusion rather than to choose out of your 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 generally does not have the consequences you imagine since the ego cannot relate. It returns some of your brain to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. In addition, it produces effects in your life here but you will need to choose correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all into a simple group of principles predicated on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components so when understood and used, they are often “mind” correcting!
Remember, according to 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 merely hidden in darkness since it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when we forgot to laugh off what cannot be true. It didn’t, however, separate.
So in ACIM it isn’t about affirmations or changing beliefs, as the mind never left God but 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 believe or judge between.
Instead, it is about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you are hearing for interpretation of events in this world. The only real change is in the choice between the 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 thought process. You simply quit what you no more want. We do it on a regular basis with ego stuff; and now we just take action with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says it all: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, you’ll find 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, and to its natural state of peace. To do that is simply either which side of the split mind to listen to 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 will there be waiting for you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words that are synonymous. You need to be willing to utilize 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 simple and only confusing due to the belief that the only choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to use the earlier example, rather than understanding relating to 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 exactly what is takes to come back the mind to God.
ACIM is aimed at the decision maker in the mind. The whole point is that you’ve got a choice of which side of your brain to listen to and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened in the first place. It was a choice to pay attention, believe and choose judgments of the ego that separation happened and the ensuing sin, guilt and fear. course in miracles Judgments could be dismissed as easily as you dismiss anything else you don’t want because they are not real.
A couple of things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment in their mind as being true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging how you feel keeps them hidden so 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 is the mechanism between the two sides of the split mind. It is neutral, an observer and is something you need to employ to watch your brain and the judgments being made by the ego. Once you realize you purchased something from the ego error of the wrong or right mind, just be ready to hand them to the solution, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It takes care of the rest as the Atonement or solution has already been there. No affirmations are essential. You are simply giving up that which you no longer want. It really 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 inside it. In ACIM, form will not matter and is the main “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you use everything in form, along 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 is the mind. The mind you are 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 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 to perceive properly. You must return your brain to peace as the Kingdom of God is peace and you cannot start to 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 understand how to do that, study the ideas and put it into practice. The assist you to need will show up; but you, my friend, must do the task of the inward journey back into the mind.
REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect may be the form, or mind, you’re using for interpretation will be your effect nowadays. It will affect you in different ways by returning your mind back to back to peace where you eventually start to see the illusion of choice, because no separation occurred, and elect to give it up forever.