The ego runs on the selection of predictable patterns as the basis of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is definitely one or another. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you will project and judge on that brother and soon you perceive the outcomes back. Once those email address details are perceived, you’ll use perception repeatedly to project and judge them a lot more.
Unfortunately, this uses both sides of the ego wrong mind and compounds the original error until the truth is well hidden. Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
The ego uses special love and hate relationships, and specialness (being different), to help keep the illusion of separation going. Use of these kind of relationships as cause, can be the ego mind as cause; and the effect is to continue separation between brothers because they’re using the original separation. Remember cause and effect: Your brain you choose from, as cause, can lead to the corresponding consequences (effect).
This is not about you needing to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It really is, however, all about the way you enter and use them within the mind.
The choice which will set you free would be to elect to have your relationships be Holy Relationships. You need to be the person practicing forgiveness in all of your relationships, even if you are the only one. It is “special” and soon you transform it “Holy.” To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, is True Perception which shines a light of truth on you both. The ego cannot prevail against Oneness because it is not real.
Form and Content:
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is quite clear that form does not matter. There is nothing in ACIM about behavior so when you judge a brother on his or her behavior, this is the same side of the ego mind. They may be acting from the ego “wrong” mind; but you are judging from the ego “right” mind. To the ego, one judgment is equivalent to any other.
What the Course says is that content matters. Content is the mind. ACIM concerns itself with you knowing that you can choose the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby producing a different cause and effect.
a course in miracles What you or another does in form (behavior) will not matter. However listed below are two questions to consider:
When I acted, did I act from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
Is my interpretation of my buddy from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
You won’t have peace unless you can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you need to. It is never too late.
There is ONLY 1 of Us:
Once you judge a brother, you’re using the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become real effect. For this reason we emphasize that what you see in another needs to be forgiven in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You cannot see fault (judgment) in another unless you chose from that portion of the split mind in the first place; (2) You cannot judge what you don’t already believe to be true since it is in line with the mind you chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is a statement of the guilt retained in your thoughts from the initial separation because you opting for to utilize the ego mind. It really is where you are still keeping fear and guilt rather than choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anyone who turns up and provides you with a chance to heal your mind is really a gift you should use. Turn it into a Holy Relationship. This is one way you will return your own mind to God, and how others eventually view it for themselves. Contain the light of forgiveness which gives all minds a chance to create a different choice. Judge plus they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Call for Love:
Attack is really a conscious mind behavior predicated on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to protect separate identity and for that reason, all attack is really a demand love, or forgiveness, that is joining. The more determined you’re to know the truth about yourself and a brother, the more you’ll choose contrary to the ego’s attacks and only correction (forgiveness) from the proper Mind.
Responding with love often means many things and sometimes, it could even mean no response. Other times, you may want a boundary or even to take some action. To respond with love, you absolutely should be practicing forgiveness and utilizing the Right Mind to show over-all attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit will provide you with a solution in the event that you completely turn compared to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” is the key word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred which is to know the reality about you and your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). Once you share your willingness never to see error, you have shared what you need to help keep and learn on your own. What you share you discover you have.
Sharing means to allow yourself to share with another what you would like them to have. Your only reason for doing this is basically because it is what you would like to have for yourself. You’re teaching them what you want to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you may find you have it because you’ve literally said, “Give back if you ask me what I’ve taught you.”