The Secret History Of A TRAINING COURSE In Miracles
Have you have you ever heard the expression “it really is what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of the 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 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’s the IT that people are authoring here? Based on the Course in Miracles, It really is truth, specifically God’s truth. Exactly why is it important to emphasize that it is God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not open to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to a myriad of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by way of a group and that provides the members an object of devotion.”
Who devised the machine of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? According to 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 most religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
Most think it is very unsettling to consider 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, so the idea of choice not being real seems highly illogical and to say the least, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although choice is necessary when you are here, it ultimately remains part of the illusion and is not a part of God. Choice is unsettling because you believe it to be necessary, not since it is an illusion.”
It stands to reason that you will be in what you think of as this world as you have made a decision, or choice, for this world to be real. In the event that you keep on making that same choice, it keeps on becoming more and more real. ACIM clearly highlights that ideas do not leave their source. Who then will 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 initial separation. Those initial perceptions are accompanied by the next choice which 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 will judge; and as you judge you’ll perceive. Error is made real by this simple twisted deception. Withdraw your choice to believe in the outcomes and the error could be corrected.
Choice and Source:
Would you not then be the source since you will be the one making the choice to believe? You do not understand that original separation; however, you are making choices now, and you also are doing so on a regular basis. Every moment you are choosing between thoughts, feelings and ideas, etc. If it isn’t you, then who do you wish to claim is responsible? Be careful, because claiming another is responsible is really blame and you haven’t any power to change if you think another is in control. You are simply making yourself a victim. Both these are ego tricks.
un curso de milagros en espanol 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’ll want chosen in error. It really is your thoughts and beliefs combined with decision, or choice, to create them true that becomes the effect of everything you see in your world. The Law of Cause and Effect is very simple: According to the mind you choose from, as cause, you will see the corresponding effect.
So long as as you’ve got a split mind, you are constantly choosing between the wrong mind of the ego (error) and the Right Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will notice the effect with regards to the choice of actually use as cause. You cannot have two masters. In the ego world, it is usually 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 known as forgiveness.
Choice for Correction:
Forgiveness is only your mind being returned, or corrected, back to the Truth because you choose for it to be this way. Handing on 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 select between. However, the greatest usage of choice is served by knowing both the error and correction sides of the split mind, or what you opting for between. Then, simply remember that your goal would be 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.