In the content on, “A Course in Miracles is Brotherhood,” we discussed the important thing metaphysical ideas used by the ego percentage of the split mind for separation. By viewing others as separate, and utilising 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 quit all judgments because we now choose to see the facts about them and ourselves. You are able to only see who your brothers are, and automatically who you’re, through relinquishing what you judged and made true through error. Error hides truth. Seeing is knowing which reveals truth.
The ego uses many different predictable patterns because the cornerstone of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is obviously one or the other. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you’ll project and judge on that brother until you perceive the outcome back. Once those answers are perceived, you will 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 keep the illusion of separation going free acim resources. Use of these types of relationships as cause, can also be the ego mind as cause; and the result is to carry on separation between brothers as they are based on the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The mind you pick 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’s, however, all about how you enter and utilize them within the mind.
The choice that will set you free is to select to own your relationships be Holy Relationships. You must be the person practicing forgiveness in all of your relationships, even if you are the sole one. It’s “special” until you transform it “Holy.” To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, is True Perception which shines a mild of truth you both. The ego cannot prevail against Oneness because it’s not real.
Form and Content:
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is very clear that form doesn’t matter. There is nothing in ACIM about behavior and once you judge a brother on his or her behavior, that’s exactly the same side of the ego mind. They could be acting from the ego “wrong” mind; but you’re 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 understanding as you are able to select the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby making a different cause and effect.
Everything you or another does in form (behavior) doesn’t matter. However listed here are two questions to consider:
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 unless you can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you want to. It’s never too late.
There is Only Certainly one of Us:
When you judge a brother, you’re utilising the ego mind as reason for that judgment becoming a real effect. This is the reason we emphasize that what you see in another must be forgiven in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You cannot see fault (judgment) in another unless you chose from that percentage of the split mind in the first place; (2) You cannot judge what you don’t already believe to be true because it is based on the mind you chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is really a statement of the guilt retained in your head from the initial separation because you’re choosing to utilize the ego mind. It’s where you are still possessing fear and guilt instead of choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anyone who shows up and gives you an opportunity to heal your brain is really a gift you can use. Turn it right into a Holy Relationship. This is one way you’ll return your personal mind to God, and how others eventually view it for themselves. Contain the light of forgiveness which gives all minds an opportunity to make a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Demand Love:
Attack is really a conscious mind behavior centered on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to protect separate identity and therefore, all attack can be a call for love, or forgiveness, which is joining. The more determined you’re to learn the facts about yourself and a brother, the more you’ll choose against the ego’s attacks in favor of correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Responding with love could mean a lot of things and sometimes, it can 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 utilising the Right Mind to show over all attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit provides you with a remedy 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’s to learn the facts about you and 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 need to keep and learn for yourself. Everything you share you find you have.
Sharing methods to allow yourself to give another what you need them to have. Your only reason behind doing this is because it’s what you need to own for yourself. You are teaching them what you need to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you will discover you have it because you’ve literally said, “Give back in my experience what I’ve taught you.”