In the article on, “A Course in Miracles is Brotherhood,” we discussed the main element metaphysical ideas used by the ego portion of the split mind for separation. 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 ought to give up all judgments because we now decide to see the reality about them and ourselves. You are able to only see who your brothers are, and by default who you’re, through relinquishing that which you judged and made true through error. Error hides truth. Seeing is knowing which reveals truth.
The ego uses a number of predictable patterns because the basis of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is definitely one or the other. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you will project and judge on that brother and soon you 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 parties of the ego wrong mind and compounds the original error until the truth is well hidden. Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
The ego uses special love and hate relationships, along with specialness (being different), to help keep the illusion of separation going. Utilization of these kinds of relationships as cause, is also the ego mind as cause; and the consequence is to continue separation between brothers since they’re based on the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The mind you choose from, as cause, will result in the corresponding consequences (effect).
This is simply not about you needing to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It is, however, all about the manner in which you enter and use them within the mind.
The option that may 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 though you are the only real one. It is “special” and soon you turn it “Holy.” To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, is True Perception which shines a gentle of truth for 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 does not matter. There is nothing in ACIM about behavior and when you judge a brother on his or her behavior, that’s the exact same side of the ego mind. They may be acting from the ego “wrong” mind; but you’re judging from the ego “right” mind. To the ego, one judgment is exactly like any other.
What the Course says is that content matters. Content could be the mind. ACIM concerns itself with you understanding as you are able to choose the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby making a different cause and effect.
That which you or another does in form (behavior) does not matter. However listed below are two questions to ask yourself:
When I acted, did I act from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
Is my interpretation of my buddy from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
You won’t have peace until you can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you need to. It is never too late.
There is Only Certainly one of Us:
When you judge a brother, you’re using the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become real effect. This is why we emphasize that that which you see in another must be forgiven in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You can’t see fault (judgment) in another until you chose from that portion of the split mind in the first place; (2) You can’t judge that which you don’t already believe to be true as it is based on the mind you chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is really a statement of the guilt retained in your mind from the original separation because you’re choosing to utilize the ego mind. It is where you stand still keeping fear and guilt in place of choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anyone who appears and gives you to be able to heal the mind is really a gift you are able to use. Turn it right into a Holy Relationship. This is one way you will return your personal mind to God, and how others eventually view it for themselves. Hold the light of forgiveness which gives all minds a chance to make a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Call for Love:
Attack is really a conscious mind behavior based on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to guard separate identity and therefore, all attack is really a call for love, or forgiveness, which will be joining. The more determined you’re to know the reality about yourself and a brother, the more you will choose contrary to the ego’s attacks in favor of correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Responding with love could mean many 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 should be practicing forgiveness and using the Right Mind to turn overall attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit will provide you with an answer if you completely turn to that particular Right Mind for help. “Completely” is the main element word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that’s to know the reality about you and your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). When you share your willingness not to see error, you’ve shared what you want to help keep and learn for yourself. That which you share you find you have.
Sharing means to allow you to ultimately share with another what you want them to have. Your only basis for doing the reason being it is what you want to own for yourself course in miracles the message. You are teaching them what you want to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do this and you will see you’ve it because you’ve literally said, “Give back in my experience what I’ve taught you.”
The metaphysics are simple:
Judge – and that’s that which you are sharing and expecting to own back.
Love – and that’s that which you are sharing and expecting to own back.
Another solution to consider the notion of sharing is this: (1) Sharing is your choice (choice) on who you believe you to ultimately be by this content mind you choose as cause; (2) That which you share as cause replies as the consequence; (3) You teach a brother to provide you with that cause as your effect; and (4) You discover you’ve it, and keep it, because it comes from the split mind as cause and is now returned as effect.
Ideas don’t leave their source. Your option as this content mind as cause is definitely: (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 selection of mind with corresponding results and relies entirely on that which you think you’ve to be true within that chosen mind. Ego mind has limits. God mind is knowledge which will be heaven and oneness.
Seeing a Brother:
By now you’ve hopefully begun to realize that you must be the one to alter the mind about your brothers to see them as brothers. Relinquishing judgment ends separation and reveals the light of the reality about us all: Your brother is you.
When you make your entire relationships become Holy Relationships, you’ve entered through the keyhole of an entry to freedom, love, peace, joy and happiness. Abundance lies within sharing Holy interpretations from the Holy Spirit, God’s solution in the mind. Choosing this as cause, you share along with your Holy Relationships those effects so that all minds may be healed and return for their rightful place with God.
Allow me to ask you to look at this: Via a brother, you see your personal guilt (judgments) and what must be forgiven in yourself because therein lies the mind you chose as cause. Sharing means giving and teaching what you want to help keep on your own and expect returned for your requirements 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 brothers because they are perceived in the mind.
Could it be that each and every brother is really a fragmented portion of your own split mind? Your brother would then be your Holy Companion. They’re you and all of us are very one. To see them as a brother is knowledge, atonement, and a conclusion to separation.