The ego uses a selection of predictable patterns as the basis of its thought system is judgment whose origin is due to sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is always one or another. As you perceive a brother through judgment, you’ll project and judge on that brother until you perceive the outcomes back. Once those results are perceived, you’ll use perception repeatedly to project and judge them a lot more.
Unfortunately, this uses both sides of the ego wrong mind and compounds the original error until the facts are well hidden. Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
The ego uses special love and hate relationships, and specialness (being different), to keep the illusion of separation going. Use of these kinds of relationships as cause, is also the ego mind as cause; and the effect is to continue separation between brothers because they’re based on the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The mind you choose 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 really is, however, all about how you enter and utilize them within the mind.
The choice that may set you free would be to elect to have your relationships be Holy Relationships. You need to be the person practicing forgiveness in all of your relationships, even if you are the only one. It is “special” until you transform it “Holy.” To see another as a brother, a prerequisite to going home, holds true Perception which shines a light of truth 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 will not matter. You’ll find nothing in ACIM about behavior and when you judge a brother on his / her behavior, that is the same side of the ego mind. They might 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 producing a different cause and effect.
Everything you or another does in form (behavior) will 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 brother from the Holy Spirit Right Mind? (Content)
You won’t have peace if you don’t can answer “yes” to both. Choose again if you need to. a course in miracles It is never too late.
There is ONLY 1 of Us:
When you judge a brother, you’re using the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become 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 part of the split mind in the first place; (2) You cannot judge what you don’t already believe to be true since it is based on the actually chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is a statement of the guilt retained in your thoughts from the initial separation because you are choosing to use the ego mind. It really is what your location is still holding onto fear and guilt instead of choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anyone who shows up and provides you with to be able to heal your mind is a gift you may use. Turn it into a Holy Relationship. This is one way you will return your own mind to God, and how others eventually view it for themselves. Contain the light of forgiveness which gives all minds a chance to make a different choice. Judge plus 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 reality about yourself and a brother, the more you’ll choose against the ego’s attacks in favor of correction (forgiveness) from the proper Mind.
Responding with love can mean many things and sometimes, it could even mean no response. Other times, you might need a boundary or to take some action. To respond with love, you absolutely should be practicing forgiveness and utilizing the Right Mind to show over-all attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit will provide you with a solution in the event that you completely turn compared to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” may be the key word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that is to know the reality about you as well as your brother. There is absolutely no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). Once you share your willingness not to see error, you have shared what you want to keep and learn on your own. What you share you find you have.
Sharing means to allow yourself to give to another what you need them to have. Your only reason behind doing this is because it is what you want to have for yourself. You’re teaching them what you need to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you will find you have it because you’ve literally said, “Surrender if you ask me what I’ve taught you.”