7 Lies A Course In Miracless Tell
Have you ever heard the expression “it is what it really 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 ground imperiously imparting wisdom that could take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing as how that is my last life on earth and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that we are writing about here? According to the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Why is it important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not open to interpretations whereas a human’s facts are. Multiple versions of human truth have result in a myriad of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that’s 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 would be to return to an ideal state of being. There is absolutely no thought or action in hawaii of being, you just are. What should not be forgotten may be the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Most think it is very unsettling to take into account the theory that choice is in fact an illusion, or the illusion of preference, as stated in A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices everyday, therefore the notion of choice not being real seems highly illogical and to say minimal, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although choice is essential when you are here, it ultimately remains a part of the illusion and isn’t an integral part of God. Choice is unsettling because you believe it to be necessary, not since it can be an illusion.”
It stands to reason that you will be in what you think of as this world because you have made the decision, or choice, because of this world to be real. If you keep on 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 would 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 original separation. Those initial perceptions are followed by the next choice that 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’ll judge; and as you judge you will perceive. Error is made real by this simple twisted deception. Withdraw your decision to believe in the results and the error can be corrected.
Choice and Source:
Can you not then function as source since you will be the one making the choice to believe? un curso de milagros en espanol You do not remember that original separation; however, you are making choices now, and you are doing so continuously. Every moment you’re choosing between thoughts, feelings and ideas, etc. If it is not you, then who do you wish to claim is responsible? Be cautious, because claiming another is responsible is in fact blame and you haven’t any power to change if you think another is in control. You’re simply making yourself a victim. Both of these are ego tricks.
Accepting responsibility for everything, including choice and its consequences may be the fastest way to change. This allows you to choose again as you can see the outcomes and realize that you must have chosen in error. It is your ideas and beliefs combined with decision, or choice, to make them true that becomes the effect of what you see in your world. The Law of Cause and Effect is very simple: Based on the mind you choose from, as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect.
As long as as you’ve got a split mind, you’re constantly choosing between your wrong mind of the ego (error) and the Right Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will see the effect according to the choice of mind you use as cause. You cannot have two masters. In the ego world, it is always one or another. Choosing the correction of the Holy Spirit undoes the error of the ego and returns your brain to the peace of God. This technique is also referred to as forgiveness.
Choice for Correction:
Forgiveness is only your mind being returned, or corrected, back again to the Truth because you decide for it to be this way. Handing over the ego’s judgments corrects the mind and correction is what? Forgiveness. Another cause results in a different effect.
Choice is, therefore, necessary in this illusion since there is something to choose between. However, the greatest use of choice is served by knowing both the error and correction sides of the split mind, or everything you are choosing between. Then, simply remember 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.