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 different from the Law of Attraction, an interest where so much has been written about these last few years. ACIM answers not just why things are the direction they are with your head, but in addition just how to implement these mind corrections needed to change your life. What it ultimately comes down to is the option to change beliefs while staying nowadays, or the option to correct your head and return home.
Affirmations aren’t 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 continue to be part of the same ego side of the split mind curso de milagros. Within the ego mind (error), the wrong side is all of the negative judgments; and the best side is all of the negative judgments wanting to convince you how wonderful it’s to live within this negative world. Neither is the reality of your nature nor what your location is trying to return your brain, according to ACIM.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: Based on the mind you use as cause, you will see the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s utilize this example:
Someone is feeling the results of being “poor,” or lack, nowadays and wants to change their beliefs to are in possession of “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, that which you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you get 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 you to select between a few things within the ego illusion and not to select from the illusion.
That is in comparison to choosing correction of your head (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist. A selection for correction of your head allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you nowadays; however, it does not have the results you imagine since the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of your head to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. Additionally it produces effects in your life here but you will have to select correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a straightforward set of principles predicated on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components and when understood and used, they may be “mind” correcting!
Remember, according to ACIM, your head is split by the ego’s judgment that people could possibly be separate, also referred to as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of your head is just hidden in darkness because it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when 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 same, all one, and nothing to believe or judge between.
Instead, it is about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you’re listening to for interpretation of events in this world. The only change is in the option 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 of use is evident in ACIM because there’s no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another way of thinking. You only stop trying what you will no longer want. We do it constantly with ego stuff; and now we just do it with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says all of it: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, there is nothing to forgive because no error has happened, i.e., no separation happened. That which you are doing is just returning your brain to God, where it never left, and to its natural state of peace. To achieve that is just a selection which side of the split mind to be controlled by for interpretation of events and turning on the judgments you will no longer want to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit is the clear answer to the separation placed in your head 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 ready 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 head, via your choice maker, because you will no longer want them.
It truly is that simple and only confusing because of the belief that the only choice is between ego judgments of “poor” and “rich,” to utilize the sooner example, and not understanding about this third option being available. The choice for True Perception is to select neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of the mind. This is what is takes to return your head to God.
ACIM is directed at your choice maker in the mind. The whole point is that you have a selection which side of your head to be controlled by and use for interpretation. That is all that ever happened to begin with. It had been 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 whatever else you may not want because they’re not real.
Two things prevent you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them to be true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging how you’re feeling keeps them hidden which means you don’t realize they are judgments.
You don’t “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It’s an experience shared by One.
Your decision maker could be the mechanism between both sides of the split mind. It’s neutral, an observer and is something you have to employ to watch your head 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 should be ready to hand them to the clear answer, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. It takes care of the others while the Atonement or solution is already there. No affirmations are necessary. You are simply stopping whatever you will no longer want. It’s, 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 part of the “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you employ everything in form, combined with judgments in your head, while the curriculum of what to show over for correction (forgiveness).
What does matter is content and in ACIM, content could be the mind. The mind you are using for interpretation (perception) of people, 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 includes both interpretations of the ego mind.
In summary, look at the simplicity of ACIM which is really a Course in training your brain just how to perceive properly. You have to return your head to peace since the Kingdom of God is peace and you cannot see the doorway from judgment. You just see peace in peace and while sharing peace with everyone.
All ACIM says is you have the willingness to learn to do this, study the ideas and then use it into practice. The help you need will arrive; nevertheless, you, my friend, need to do the work of the inward journey back in the mind.
The Law of Cause and Effect is the shape, or mind, you’re using for interpretation is likely to be your effect in this world. It will affect you in other ways by returning your brain back to back to peace where you eventually see the illusion of preference, because no separation occurred, and choose to provide it up once and for all.