In the article on, “A Course in Miracles is Brotherhood, inch we discussed the key metaphysical ideas used by the ego element of the split mind for break up. By viewing others as separate, and using the ego to restore the love of God, we end up in special love or hate relationships. Ultimately, to see another as a brother means we must give up all judgments because we now choose to see the truth about them and ourselves. You can only see who your inlaws are, and automatically who you are, through relinquishing what you judged and made true through error. Error hides truth. Seeing is knowing which reveals truth a course in miracles.
The ego uses a variety of predictable patterns because the basis of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guiltiness. Judgment is always one or the other. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you will project and judge on that brother unless you want to perceive the results 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. Giving over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
The ego uses special love and hate relationships, as well as specialness (being different), to keep the illusion of break up going. Use of these types of relationships as cause, is also the ego mind as cause; and the effect is to continue break up between inlaws because they are based on the original break up. Remember cause and effect: The mind you choose from, as cause, will result in the similar consequences (effect).
This is not about you having to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It is, however, all about how you enter and use them within the mind.
The options that will set you free is to choose to have your relationships be Holy Relationships. You must really do the person practicing forgiveness in all of your relationships, even if you are the only one. It is “special” unless you want to turn it “Holy. inch To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, applies Perception which does well a light of truth with you both. The ego cannot prevail against Oneness because it is not real.
Form and Content:
An application in Miracles (ACIM) is very clear that form does not matter. There is nothing in ACIM about behavior and when you judge a brother on his or her behavior, that is the same side of the ego mind. They may be acting from the ego “wrong” mind; but you are judging from the ego “right” mind. To the ego, one judgment is equivalent to any other.
What the Course says is that content matters. Content is the mind. ACIM concerns itself with you understanding that you can choose the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby desigining a different cause and effect.
What 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 presentation of my pal from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
You won’t have peace if you can’t can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you need to. It is never too late.
There is Only one of us:
When you judge a brother, you are using the ego mind as cause for that judgment as a real effect. This is why we emphasize that what you see in another needs to be pardoned in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You cannot see fault (judgment) in another if you can’t chose from that element of the split mind to begin with; (2) You cannot judge what you don’t already believe to be true as it is based on the mind you chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is a statement of the guiltiness retained in your mind from the original break up because you are going for to use the ego mind. It is what your address is still holding onto fear and guiltiness instead of choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anyone who shows up and provides you with time to heal your mind is a gift you can use. Turn it into a Holy Relationship. This is how you will return your own mind to God, and how others eventually find it for themselves. Hold the light of forgiveness which gives all minds possibility to make a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Call for Love:
Attack is a conscious mind behavior based on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to protect separate identity and therefore, all attack is really a call for love, or forgiveness, which is joining. The more determined you are to know the truth about yourself and a brother, the more you will choose against the ego’s attacks in favor of correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Over reacting with love can mean many things and sometimes, it can even mean no response. Other times, you might need a boundary so they can take some action. To respond with love, you absolutely must be practicing forgiveness and using 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” is the key phrase.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that is to know the truth about you and your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). When you share your enthusiasm not to see error, you have shared what you want to keep and learn for yourself. What you share you find you have.
Sharing method for allow yourself to acquire for another what you want them to have. Your only reason for doing this is because it is what you want to have for yourself. You are teaching them what you want to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you will find you have it because you’ve literally said, “Give back to me what I’ve taught you. inch
The metaphysics are simple:
Judge — and that is what you are sharing and expecting to have back.
Love — and that is what you are sharing and expecting to have back.
Another way to consider the idea of sharing is this: (1) Sharing is your decision (choice) on who you would imagine yourself to be by the content mind you choose as cause; (2) What you share as cause feedback as the effect; (3) You teach a brother to give you that cause as your effect; and (4) You find you have it, and keep it, because it originated from the split mind as cause and is now returned as effect.
Ideas do not leave their source. Your choice as the content mind as cause is always: (A) The Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction; or, (B) the error of the ego mind.
It’s as simple as that. Sharing is a choice of mind with similar results and is based entirely on the amount you think you have as being true within that chosen mind. Ego mind has limits. God mind is knowledge which is heaven and oneness.
Seeing a Brother:
By now you’ve hopefully initiated to realize that you should really do the one to change your mind about your inlaws to see them as inlaws. Relinquishing judgment ends break up and reveals the light of the truth about us all: Your brother is you.
When you make all your relationships become Holy Relationships, you have entered through the keyhole of a doorway to freedom, love, peace, joy and happiness. Abundance lies through sharing Holy interpretations from the Holy Spirit, God’s solution in the mind. Choosing this as cause, you offer your Holy Relationships those effects so that all minds can be healed and return to their rightful place with God.
Let me ask you to consider this: By using a brother, you see your own guiltiness (judgments) and what needs to be pardoned in yourself because therein lies the mind you chose as cause. Sharing means giving and teaching what you want to keep for yourself and expect returned to you from your brother as effect. Then, who exactly would you be doing all this with? We perceive, judge and project and as we do, it is returned through our inlaws as they are perceived in the mind.
Will it be that each brother is a fragmented portion of ones own split mind? Your brother would then be your Holy Companion. They are you and all of us are really one. To see them as a brother is knowledge, atonement, and an end to break up.