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, an interest which so much has been discussing these last few years. ACIM answers not just why things are how they are with your brain, but in addition 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 are not section of A Course in Miracles as they are not necessary and here’s why: There’s a “wrong” ego mind, and a “right” ego mind, both of which are still part of the 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 trying to convince you how wonderful it is to call home in this negative world. Neither is the truth of your nature nor what your location is trying to return the mind, in accordance with ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: Based on the mind you use as cause, you will see the corresponding effect. Ideas don’t leave their source: You.
Let’s make use of this example:
Someone is feeling the consequences to be “poor,” or lack, nowadays and wants to change their beliefs to now have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) show up. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego using it as cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego becoming an unstable thought system, everything you choose as “rich” will ultimately 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 select between a few things within the ego illusion and not to select out from the illusion.
This is on the other hand to choosing correction of your brain (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” don’t 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 generally does not have the consequences you imagine considering that the ego cannot relate. It returns a percentage 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 select correction to see them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all on to a simple pair of principles predicated on Cause and Effect. It only features 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, also called the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This percentage of your brain is merely hidden in darkness as 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 is not about affirmations or changing beliefs, because your brain never left God and still resides acquainted with Him. You can find no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything is the same, all one, and nothing to think or judge between.
Instead, it is focused on 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 in fact the simplicity of use is evident in ACIM because there’s no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another way of thinking. You only give up what so long as want. We do it all the time with ego stuff; and now we just do it with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says it all: 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 merely returning the mind to God, where it never left, and to its natural state of peace. To achieve that is merely a choice of which side of the split mind to listen to for interpretation of events and turning on the judgments so long as 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 is there looking forward to you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words which are synonymous. You have 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 your brain, via your decision maker, because so long as want them.
It really is that simple and only confusing due to the belief that the only real choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to utilize the sooner example, and not understanding about that third option being available. The decision for True Perception is to select 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 aimed at your decision maker in the mind. The whole point is that you have a choice of which side of your brain to listen to and use for interpretation a course in miracles. That’s all that ever happened to begin with. It absolutely was a choice 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 whatever else you don’t want since they are not real.
Two things prevent you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them as being true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging how you’re feeling keeps them hidden so you never realize they are judgments.
You never “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It is an experience shared by One.
Your decision maker is the mechanism between both sides of the split mind. It is neutral, an observer and is something you have to employ to view 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 should be willing to hand them to the solution, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It takes care of the remainder whilst the Atonement or solution is already there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply stopping that which so long as want. It is, and certainly can, be that easy.
Form and Content:
The last component to know 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 part of the “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you use everything in form, combined with judgments in your mind, whilst 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 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 which includes both interpretations of the ego mind.
To conclude, look at the simplicity of ACIM which really is a Course in training the mind just 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 and while sharing peace with everyone.
All ACIM says is you have the willingness to discover ways to try this, study the ideas and then put it into practice. The help you need will arrive; nevertheless, you, my friend, need to do the task of this inward journey back in the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect is the shape, or mind, you are using for interpretation will be your effect in this world. It will affect you in alternative methods by returning the mind back to back to peace where you eventually start to see the illusion of choice, because no separation occurred, and choose to offer it down once and for all.