In this article on, ” A Course in Miracles is Brotherhood,” we discussed the main element metaphysical ideas utilized by the ego part of the split mind for separation. By viewing others as separate, and utilizing the ego to restore the love of God, we wind up in special love or hate relationships. Ultimately, to see another as a brother means we must stop trying all judgments because we now elect to see the facts about them and ourselves. You are able to only see who your brothers are, and automatically 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 cornerstone of its thought system is judgment whose origin stems from sin, fear and guilt. Judgment is obviously one or the other. As you perceive a brother through judgment , you’ll project and judge on that brother and soon you perceive the results back. Once those results are perceived, you use perception repeatedly to project and judge them even more.
Unfortunately, this uses both sides of the ego wrong mind and compounds the initial error until the truth is well hidden. Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
Holy Relationships :
The ego uses special love and hate relationships , in addition to specialness (being different), to keep the illusion of separation going a course in miracles free Usage of these kind of relationships as cause , can be the ego mind as cause ; and the consequence is to carry on separation between brothers because they’re based on the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The mind you decide on from, as cause , will result in the corresponding consequences (effect).
This isn’t about you having to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It is, however, all about how you enter and utilize them within the mind.
The decision which will 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 although you are the sole 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 light of truth on 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 whenever you judge a brother on his / her behavior, that is exactly the same side of the ego mind. They might 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 is the mind. ACIM concerns itself with you understanding as possible select the Holy Spirit Right Mind as your internal Teacher thereby producing a different cause and effect.
That which you or another does in form (behavior) does not matter. However listed below are two questions to think about:
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 want to. It is never too late.
There is Only Among Us:
Whenever you judge a brother , you’re utilizing the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become a real effect. This is why we emphasize that that which you see in another needs to be forgiven in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You cannot see fault (judgment) in another if you don’t chose from that part of the split mind to start with; (2) You cannot judge that which you don’t already believe to be true since it is based on the mind you chose from; and (3) Judgment about another is a statement of the guilt retained in your mind from the initial separation because you’re choosing to use the ego mind. It is where you are still holding onto fear and guilt as opposed to choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anybody who turns up and provides you with a possiblity to heal your mind is a gift you can use. Change it into a Holy Relationship. This is one way you’ll return your own personal mind to God, and how others eventually see it for themselves. Hold the light of forgiveness which provides 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 a conscious mind behavior predicated on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to safeguard separate identity and therefore, all attack is truly a call for love , or forgiveness, which is joining. The more determined you’re to understand the facts about yourself and a brother , the more you’ll choose from the ego’s attacks in favor of correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Responding with love often means many things and sometimes, it can also mean no response. Other times, you will 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 if you completely turn to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” is the main element word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that is to understand the facts about you and your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). Whenever you share your willingness never to see error, you have shared what you want to keep and learn for yourself. That which you share you will find you have.
Sharing way to allow yourself to give another what you want them to have. Your only basis for doing the reason being it is what you want to own for yourself. You’re teaching them what you want to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do this and you will find you have it because you’ve literally said, “Give back to me what I’ve taught you.”
The metaphysics are simple:
Judge – and that is that which you are sharing and expecting to own back.
Love – and that is that which you are sharing and expecting to own back.
Another way to consider the notion of sharing is this: (1) Sharing is your choice (choice) on who you believe yourself to be by the content mind you decide on as cause ; (2) That which you share as cause replies as the consequence; (3) You teach a brother to give you that cause as your effect; and (4) You will find you have it, and keep it, as it descends from the split mind as cause and is currently returned as effect.
Ideas don’t leave their source. Your choice as the content mind as cause is obviously: (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 range of mind with corresponding results and is situated entirely on that which you think you have to be 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 begun to realize that you must be the one to alter your mind about your brothers to see them as brothers. Relinquishing judgment ends separation and reveals the light of the facts about us all : Your brother is you.
Whenever 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 here in sharing Holy interpretations from the Holy Spirit, God’s solution in the mind. Choosing this as cause , you share with your Holy Relationships those effects so that all minds may be healed and return with their rightful place with God.
I’d like to ask you to consider this: Through a brother , you see your own personal guilt (judgments) and what needs to be forgiven in yourself because therein lies the mind you chose as cause. Sharing means giving and teaching what you want to keep on your own and expect returned for you from your own brother as effect. Then, who exactly would you be doing all this with? We perceive, judge and project and even as we do, it is returned through our brothers since they are perceived in the mind.
Could it be that all brother is a fragmented portion of your split mind ? Your brother would then be your Holy Companion. They are you and all folks are really one. To see them as a brother is knowledge, atonement, and a conclusion to separation.