The A Course In Miracles Mystery
Have you have you ever heard the expression “it really 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 would take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Seeing as how this 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 people are authoring here? Based on 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 available 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 is shared by a group and that gives the members an object of devotion.”
Who devised the system of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? In line with the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal would be to return to an ideal state of being. There is no thought or action in the state of being, you just are. What should not be forgotten is the underlying thread of all religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Most find it very unsettling to take into account the theory that choice is actually an illusion, or the illusion of choice, as stated in A Course in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices everyday, so the notion of choice not being real seems highly illogical and to say minimal, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although choice is necessary while you are here, it ultimately remains part of the illusion and isn’t an integral part of God. Choice is unsettling as you believe it to be necessary, not since it can be an illusion.”
It stands to reason you are in what you think of as this world as you have made the decision, or choice, for this world to be real. If you keep on making that same choice, it keeps on becoming more and more real. ACIM clearly points out that ideas 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 as you made the choice to believe 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. un curso de milagros en espanol It’s a vicious, no-win cycle. As you perceive you will judge; so when 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 could be corrected.
Choice and Source:
Can you not then be the source since you will be the one making the decision to believe? You do not remember that original separation; however, you’re making choices now, and you also are doing so constantly. Every moment you’re choosing between thoughts, feelings and ideas, etc. If it isn’t you, then who do you want to claim is responsible? Be careful, because claiming another is responsible is really blame and you have no power to change if you think another is in charge. You’re simply making yourself a victim. Both these are ego tricks.
Accepting responsibility for everything, including choice and its own consequences may be the fastest solution 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 thoughts 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 pick from, as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect.
As long as as you’ve got a split mind, you’re constantly choosing between the wrong mind of the ego (error) and the Right Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will see the effect based on the choice of mind you use as cause. You cannot have two masters. In the ego world, it is usually one or the other. Choosing the correction of the Holy Spirit undoes the error of the ego and returns the mind to the peace of God. This technique is also referred to as forgiveness.
Choice for Correction:
Forgiveness is nothing more than your brain being returned, or corrected, back to the Truth as you choose for it to be that way. Handing over the ego’s judgments corrects the mind and correction is what? Forgiveness. Another cause results in another 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 error and correction sides of the split mind, or everything you opting for between. Then, simply understand that your goal would be to return the mind to True Perception and choose again! It will also help to keep in mind the coinciding terms for True Perception: Correction, forgiveness, salvation, atonement, truth, Holy Spirit and God. There is no difference.