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The beauty and simplicity of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through one of its major principles: REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect. This is different from the Law of Attraction, a subject which so much has been discussed these last couple of years. ACIM answers not merely why things will be the way they are 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 residing in this world, or the choice to correct your brain and return home.
Affirmations are not part of A Course in Miracles as they are not essential and here’s why: There is 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 of the negative judgments; and the right side is all the negative judgments trying to convince you how wonderful it is to live within this negative world. Neither may be the truth of one’s nature nor where you are trying to return your mind, according to ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: In line with the mind you use as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect. Ideas usually do not leave their source: You.
Let’s use this example:
Someone is feeling the effects to be “poor,” or lack, nowadays and wants to change their beliefs to now have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) arrive. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego deploying it as cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego being an unstable thought system, what you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you find yourself back with “poor.” It’s only a question of “when.”
The ego’s choice system is: (1) one or the other: (2) poor or rich; and, (3) ego or God. It asks one to choose between two 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 the mind 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 the mind to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. It also produces effects that you experienced here but you must choose correction to see them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a simple set of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components so when understood and used, they may be “mind” correcting!
Remember, according to ACIM, the mind is split by the ego’s judgment that people could be separate, also referred to as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of the mind is merely hidden in darkness because it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) whenever we forgot to laugh off what cannot be true. It didn’t, however, separate.
So in ACIM it is not about affirmations or changing beliefs, because the mind never left God and still resides at home with Him. There are no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything may be the same, all one, and nothing to trust or judge between.
Instead, it is all about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you are listening to for interpretation of events nowadays. The only real change is in the choice between your split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
That’s where the simplicity is evident in ACIM because there’s 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 all the time with ego stuff; and today we just do it with the ego beliefs themselves.
acim videos Forgiveness:
This says it all: Forgiveness is correction of your brain. In ACIM, you’ll find nothing to forgive because no error has happened, i.e., no separation happened. What you are doing is simply returning your brain to God, where it never left, and to its natural state of peace. To achieve that is simply a choice of which side of the split mind to listen to for interpretation of events and turning on the judgments you no longer want to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit is the treatment for the separation put into the mind by God and every answer is there looking forward to you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words that are synonymous. You have to be willing to use the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of events and do the actual work of giving judgments (beliefs) to this side of your brain, via your choice maker, because you no longer want them.
It really is that simple and only confusing as a result of belief that the only real choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to utilize the earlier example, rather than understanding about this third option being available. The choice for True Perception is to choose neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of your brain. This is what is takes to come back the mind to God.
ACIM is aimed at your choice maker in the mind. The whole point is that you have a selection of which side of the mind to hear and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened to begin with. It was a selection 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 do not want because they’re not real.
Two things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them to be true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging how you feel keeps them hidden so you don’t realize they’re judgments.
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 is neutral, an observer and is something you will need to 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, you need to be ready to hand them to the perfect solution is, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It requires care of the others because the Atonement or solution is already there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply quitting that which you no longer want. It really is, and certainly can, be that simple.
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 will 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, as 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’re using for interpretation (perception) of people, places, and things, etc., counts for everything. It is possible to only have one master: (1) the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction); or, (2) the ego wrong mind (error) and that includes both interpretations of the ego mind.
In conclusion, think about the simplicity of ACIM that is a Course in training your brain how exactly to perceive properly. You must return the mind to peace as the Kingdom of God is peace and you also cannot start to see the doorway from judgment. You merely 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 help you need will arrive; but you, my pal, 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 in this world. It will affect you in other ways by returning your mind back to back again to peace where you eventually see the illusion of choice, because no separation occurred, and choose to give it up forever.