In this article on, “A Course in Miracles is Brotherhood,” we discussed the important thing metaphysical ideas employed by the ego percentage of the split mind for separation. By viewing others as separate, and utilizing the ego to displace the love of God, we end up in special love or hate relationships. Ultimately, to see another as a brother means we should give up all judgments because we now elect to see the reality about them and ourselves. You are able to only see who your brothers are, and automatically who you are, through relinquishing everything you judged and made true through error. Error hides truth. Seeing is knowing which reveals truth.
The ego uses a number of predictable patterns because the cornerstone of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is always one or the other free acim resources. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you will project and judge on that brother and soon you perceive the results back. Once those results are perceived, you use perception repeatedly to project and judge them even more.
Unfortunately, this uses both parties of the ego wrong mind and compounds the initial error until the stark reality is well hidden. Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
The ego uses special love and hate relationships, in addition to specialness (being different), to help keep the illusion of separation going. Use of these kind of relationships as cause, can also be the ego mind as cause; and the effect is to continue separation between brothers because they are on the basis of the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The actually select from, as cause, will result in the corresponding consequences (effect).
This is simply not about you being forced to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It’s, however, all about the way you enter and utilize them within the mind.
The choice that’ll set you free is to select to own your relationships be Holy Relationships. You ought to be the person practicing forgiveness in your entire relationships, even though you are the sole one. It’s “special” and soon you transform it “Holy.” To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, is True Perception which shines a gentle of truth for you both. The ego cannot prevail against Oneness because it’s not real.
Form and Content:
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is clear that form does not matter. There’s nothing in ACIM about behavior and once you judge a brother on his or her behavior, that is the exact same side of the ego mind. They could be acting from the ego “wrong” mind; but you are judging from the ego “right” mind. To the ego, one judgment is the same as any other.
What the Course says is that content matters. Content could be the mind. ACIM concerns itself with you understanding as possible choose the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby making a different cause and effect.
Everything you or another does in form (behavior) does not matter. However listed below are two questions to ask yourself:
When I acted, did I act from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
Is my interpretation of my brother from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
You won’t have peace if you don’t can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you need to. It’s never too late.
There’s Only Certainly one of Us:
Once you judge a brother, you are utilizing the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become real effect. For this reason we emphasize that everything you see in another must be forgiven in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You cannot see fault (judgment) in another if you don’t chose from that percentage of the split mind to start with; (2) You cannot judge everything you don’t already believe to be true as it is on the basis of the actually chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is a statement of the guilt retained in your thoughts from the initial separation because you are choosing to use the ego mind. It’s where you are still holding onto fear and guilt as opposed to choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anyone who shows up and gives you an opportunity to heal your mind is a gift you are able to use. Transform it right into a Holy Relationship. This is how you will return your personal mind to God, and how others eventually see it for themselves. Contain the light of forgiveness which gives all minds a way to produce a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Necessitate Love:
Attack is a conscious mind behavior based on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to safeguard separate identity and therefore, all attack can be a demand love, or forgiveness, which will be joining. The more determined you are to learn the reality about yourself and a brother, the more you will choose contrary to the ego’s attacks in support of correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Responding with love can mean many things and sometimes, it may also mean no response. Other times, you will need a boundary or even to take some action. To respond with love, you absolutely must certanly be practicing forgiveness and utilizing the Right Mind to turn over all attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit provides you with an answer if you completely turn compared to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” is the important thing word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that is to learn the reality about you and your brother. There’s no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). Once you share your willingness to not see error, you’ve shared what you would like to help keep and learn for yourself. Everything you share you discover you have.
Sharing methods to allow yourself to share with another what you would like them to have. Your only basis for doing the reason being it’s what you would like to own for yourself. You are teaching them what you would like to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you will find you’ve it because you’ve literally said, “Give back in my experience what I’ve taught you.”