7 Examples Of A Course In Miracles
The beauty and simplicity of A TRAINING 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, a topic on which so much has been written about these last few years. ACIM answers not merely why things are the way they’re with the mind, but also how exactly to implement these mind corrections needed to change your daily life. What it ultimately boils down to is the choice to change beliefs while staying in this world, or the choice to correct your brain and return home.
Affirmations are not part of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles as they are not necessary and here’s why: You will find 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 of the negative judgments; and the proper 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 your nature nor where you are trying to return your brain, according to ACIM.
REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect is this: Based on the actually use as cause, you will see 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, 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 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 a couple of things within the ego illusion rather than to choose out of the illusion.
This is in contrast to choosing correction of your brain (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” usually do not exist. A choice for correction of the mind allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you in this world; however, it does not have the effects you imagine because the ego cannot relate. It returns some of your brain to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. It also produces effects in your life here but you will have to choose correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all into a simple group of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only includes a few components so when understood and used, they are often “mind” correcting!
Remember, in accordance with ACIM, your brain is split by the ego’s judgment that people could be separate, also known as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This part of the mind is merely hidden in darkness because it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) whenever we forgot to laugh off what could not be true. It didn’t, however, separate.
So in ACIM it isn’t about affirmations or changing beliefs, because the mind never left God and still resides aware of Him. There are no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything may be the same, all one, and nothing to believe or judge between.
Instead, it is about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you’re hearing 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.
That’s where the simplicity is evident in ACIM because there is no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another thought process. You simply give up what you no more want. We take action on a regular basis with ego stuff; and today we just take action with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says everything: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. 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, 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 so long as want to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit may be the solution to the separation put into your brain by God and every answer will there be looking forward to you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and True Perception are other words that are synonymous. You have to be willing to utilize the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of events and do the actual work of giving judgments (beliefs) to this side of the mind, via your choice maker, because you no longer 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, and not understanding concerning this third option being available. The decision for True Perception would be to choose neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of your brain. This is what is takes to come back your brain to God.
ACIM is targeted at the decision maker in your brain. The whole point is that you have a choice of which side of the mind to listen to and use for interpretation. That’s all that ever happened to begin with. 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 other things you don’t want because they are not real.
A couple of things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them as being true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging the way you feel keeps them hidden so you don’t realize they are judgments.
You do not “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It 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 have to employ to watch the mind and the judgments being made by the ego. When you realize you have used something from the ego error of the wrong or right mind, you need to be willing to hand them to the answer, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It requires care of the rest as the Atonement or solution is already there. a course in miracles youtube No affirmations are essential. 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 the Course in Miracles is form and content. Form is this world and everything inside it. In ACIM, form does not matter and is the main “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you utilize everything in form, combined with the judgments in your thoughts, because the curriculum of what 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 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 which includes both interpretations of the ego mind.
In conclusion, consider the simplicity of ACIM that is a Course in training your brain how exactly to perceive properly. You need to return your brain 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 and while 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 this inward journey back into the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect may be the form, or mind, you are using for interpretation will be your effect nowadays. It will 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 choose to give it up once and for all.