Rules Not To Follow About A Course In Miracles
Have you have you ever heard the expression “it really is what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of this expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the bottom imperiously imparting wisdom that could take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing as how that is my last life on the planet and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What’s the IT that people are writing about here? According to the Course in Miracles, It really is truth, specifically God’s truth. Exactly why is it important to emphasize that it is God’s truth? Because God’s facts are not open to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to an array of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by way of a group and that provides the members an object of devotion.”
Who devised the system of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? Based on the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to return to a perfect state of being. There is absolutely no thought or action in the state of being, you merely are. What should not be forgotten may be the underlying thread of most religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Most find it very unsettling to take into account the idea that choice is really an illusion, or the illusion of choice, as stated in A Course in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices everyday, so the notion of choice not being real seems highly illogical and to say the least, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although choice is necessary when you are here, it ultimately remains part of the illusion and is not a part of God. Choice is unsettling because you believe it to be necessary, not because it can be an illusion.”
It stands to reason you are in what you think about as this world as you have made a decision, or choice, for this world to be real. If you continue making that same choice, it keeps on becoming more and more real. ACIM clearly highlights that ideas usually do not leave their source. Who then will be the source? What choices are you currently really making?
Choice, Perception and Judgment:
You imagine this world is real because you made the choice to trust the ego’s version of reality from the initial separation. Those initial perceptions are accompanied by the next choice which is to judge the results, thereby producing further consequences which reinforce the belief in this world. It is a vicious, no-win cycle. As you perceive you will judge; so when you judge you’ll perceive. Error is made real by this simple twisted deception. Withdraw your choice to believe in the outcomes and the error can be corrected.
Choice and Source:
Would you not then function as source since you are the one making the choice to believe? You don’t understand that original separation; however, you’re making choices now, and you are doing so all the time. Every moment you’re choosing between thoughts, feelings and ideas, etc. If it is not you, then who do you want to claim is responsible? Be careful, because claiming another is responsible is actually blame and you have no power to change so long as you think another is in control. You’re simply making yourself a victim. Both these are ego tricks.
Accepting responsibility for everything, including choice and its consequences is the fastest solution to change. This allows one to choose again as you can see the results and realize that you must have chosen in error. It is your thoughts and beliefs combined with decision, or choice, to make them true that becomes the effect of what you see in your world. REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect is very simple: In line with the mind you choose from, as cause, you will see the corresponding effect.
So long as as you’ve got a split mind, you are constantly choosing between your wrong mind of the ego (error) and the proper Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will see the effect depending on choice of actually use as cause. You cannot have two masters. In the ego world, it will always be one or another. Choosing the correction of the Holy Spirit undoes the error of the ego and returns the mind to the peace of God. un curso de milagros en espanol This technique is also known as forgiveness.
Choice for Correction:
Forgiveness is nothing more than your brain being returned, or corrected, back again to the Truth as you decide for it to be that way. Handing on the ego’s judgments corrects your brain and correction is what? Forgiveness. A different cause results in another effect.
Choice is, therefore, necessary in this illusion since there is something to choose between. However, the greatest usage of choice is served by knowing both error and correction sides of the split mind, or what you opting for between. Then, simply understand that your goal is to return your brain to True Perception and choose again! It will help to keep in mind the coinciding terms for True Perception: Correction, forgiveness, salvation, atonement, truth, Holy Spirit and God. There is no difference.