7 Things IT IS POSSIBLE TO STUDY FROM Buddhist Monks About A Course In Miracles
The beauty and simplicity of A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through one of its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. That is different from regulations of Attraction, a topic on which so much has been written about these last couple of years. ACIM answers not merely why things are the way they are with the mind, but additionally how to implement these mind corrections needed to change your life. What it ultimately comes down to is the choice to improve beliefs while residing in this world, or the decision to correct your brain and return home.
Affirmations are not section 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 are still part 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 really is to live here in this negative world. Neither is 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: According to the actually use as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s use this example:
Someone is feeling the consequences of being “poor,” or lack, in this world and really wants to change their beliefs to now have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) arrive. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego using it as cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego as 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 rather than to choose from the illusion.
This is as opposed to choosing correction of the mind (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist. A choice for correction of the mind allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you nowadays; however, it generally does not have the effects you imagine because the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of your brain to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. In addition, it produces effects that you experienced here but you will have to choose correction to see them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all into a simple set of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components so when understood and used, they could be “mind” correcting!
Remember, in accordance with ACIM, the mind 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 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 could not be true. It didn’t, however, separate.
So in ACIM it isn’t about affirmations or changing beliefs, as 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 trust or judge between.
Instead, it is all about changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you’re listening to for interpretation of events nowadays. The only real change is in the decision between your split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
This is where the ease of use 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 do it on a regular basis with ego stuff; and today we just take action with the ego beliefs themselves.
This says it all: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, you’ll find nothing to forgive because no error has happened, i.e., no separation happened. What you are really doing is simply returning your mind 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 desire to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit is the solution to the separation put into the mind by God and every answer will there be 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 the mind, via your decision maker, because you no longer want them.
It really is that easy and only confusing because of 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 is to choose neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of your brain. This is what is takes to return your brain to God.
ACIM is aimed at your choice maker in the mind. The whole point is that you have a choice of which side of the mind to listen to and use for interpretation. That is all that ever happened in the first place. 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 anything else you don’t want because they are not real.
Two things stop you from relinquishing judgments: (1) your attachment to them to be true and real; and, (2) not acknowledging the method that you feel keeps them hidden so you don’t realize they’re judgments.
You don’t “feel” in Heaven, Knowledge and Oneness. It really is an experience shared by One.
The decision maker may be the mechanism between the two sides of the split mind. It is neutral, an observer and is something you should employ to watch your brain and the judgments being made by the ego. Once you realize you purchased something from the ego error of the wrong or right mind, you need to be willing to hand them to the solution, or the correction, of the Holy Spirit Right Mind. a course in miracles videos It requires care of the rest 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 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 area of the “beliefs” to be turned over. However, you utilize everything in form, along with the judgments in your mind, as 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 are using for interpretation (perception) of individuals, places, and things, etc., counts for everything. You can 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 which is a Course in training your mind how to perceive properly. You need to return the mind to peace because the Kingdom of God is peace and you cannot see the doorway from judgment. You only see peace in peace even though sharing peace with everyone.
All ACIM says is you have the willingness to understand how to do that, study the ideas and then put it into practice. The assist you to need will arrive; but you, my pal, must do the task of the inward journey back into the mind.
REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect is the form, or mind, you’re using for interpretation will be your effect nowadays. It will affect you in other ways by returning your brain back to back to peace where you eventually start to see the illusion of choice, because no separation occurred, and elect to give it up forever.