The ego uses a variety of predictable patterns as the basis of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is always one or another. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you will project and judge on that brother until you perceive the outcomes back. Once those results are perceived, you will use perception repeatedly to project and judge them even more.
Unfortunately, this uses both sides of the ego wrong mind and compounds the original error until the truth is well hidden. un curso de milagros en espanol Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
The ego uses special love and hate relationships, and specialness (being different), to keep the illusion of separation going. Use of these kinds of relationships as cause, is also the ego mind as cause; and the result would be to continue separation between brothers because they are using the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The mind you select from, as cause, can lead to the corresponding consequences (effect).
This is simply not about you needing to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It is, however, all about how you enter and use them within the mind.
The choice that may set you free would be to choose to have your relationships be Holy Relationships. You must be the person practicing forgiveness in all of your relationships, even if you are the only one. It is “special” until you turn it “Holy.” To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, holds 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 very clear that form will not matter. You’ll find nothing in ACIM about behavior so when you judge a brother on his / her behavior, that is the same side of the ego mind. They may be acting from the ego “wrong” mind; nevertheless, 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 is the mind. ACIM concerns itself with you knowing that you can pick the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby creating a different cause and effect.
Everything you or another does in form (behavior) does not matter. However here 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 will not have peace unless you can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you need to. It is never too late.
There is Only One of Us:
Once you judge a brother, you are utilizing the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become real effect. This is why 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 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 really a statement of the guilt retained in your mind from the initial separation because you are choosing to utilize the ego mind. It really is what your location is still holding onto fear and guilt rather than choosing correction (forgiveness) for the reality.
Absolutely anyone who shows up and provides you with to be able to heal your mind is a gift you may use. Turn it into a Holy Relationship. This is how you will return your personal mind to God, and how others eventually view it for themselves. Hold the light of forgiveness gives all minds an opportunity to create a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Call for Love:
Attack is a conscious mind behavior predicated on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point would be to protect separate identity and for that reason, all attack is really a demand love, or forgiveness, that is joining. The more determined you are to know the truth about yourself and a brother, the more you will choose contrary to the ego’s attacks and only correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Responding with love can mean a lot of things and sometimes, it could even mean no response. Other times, you might need a boundary or even to take some action. To respond with love, you absolutely must be practicing forgiveness and utilizing the Right Mind to turn over-all attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit will give you a solution if you completely turn to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” may be the key word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred which is to know the reality about you as well as your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). When you share your willingness never to see error, you have shared what you want to 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 behind doing this is basically because it is what you would like to have for yourself. You are teaching them what you need to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do this and you may find you have it because you’ve literally said, “Surrender if you ask me what I’ve taught you.”