Affirmations are not part of A Course in Miracles since they are not necessary and here is why: There is a”incorrect” ego head, and a”right” ego mind, both of which are nonetheless a part of the same ego side of the broken mind. Inside the mind (error), the wrong side is all the negative judgments; and the ideal side is all of the negative judgments seeking to convince you how fantastic it’s to live within this negative world. Neither is the fact of your nature nor where you’re trying to return your mind, based on acim.
The Law of Cause and Effect is that: According to you will realize the corresponding effect. Ideas don’t leave their source: You. Both”poor” and”wealthy” are conclusions of their ego using it as cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego being an unstable idea system, what you choose as”rich” will eventually go and you wind up back with”bad”
The ego’s pick system is: (1) the other: (2) poor or rich; and, (3) ego or God. It asks you to pick between two items within the ego illusion rather than to pick from the illusion. This is in contrast to picking correction of their mind (forgiveness) where both”bad” and”wealthy” don’t exist. A choice for correction of the mind makes it possible for the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your trigger which impacts the you in this planet nonetheless, it does not have the effects you envision since the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of the head and endings senseless stress over rich and poor. It also produces effects in your own life here but you’ll have to select correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a simple set of principles based on Effect and Cause. It only has a couple of parts and if understood and used, they could be”brain” correcting! Bear in mind, according to ACIM, the brain is divided by the ego’s ruling that we could be independent, also known as the”tiny mad idea,” or the error that never happened. This portion of the mind is simply hidden in darkness since it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) if we forgot to laugh off what couldn’t be true. It did not, however, different.
So in ACIM it isn’t about beliefs or affirmations, since God was never abandoned by the mind and resides in the home . It is all about changing rather, that you’re currently listening for interpretation of occasions within this world or your internal Teacher.
This is the point where the simplicity of usage is evident in ACIM because there is no convincing the self mind of another way of thinking. You give up what you desire. We do it all the time with self love stuff; and today we simply do it with all the ego beliefs. That says it all: Forgiveness is correction of the mind. In ACIM, there is not anything to forgive because no error has occurred, i.e., no separation occurred. What you’re doing is returning God, in which it left, and to its normal state of peace your mind. To do that is merely a choice of which side of the split mind to listen to for interpretation of events and turning across the conclusions you do not need to the Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction (forgiveness).
The Holy Spirit is the remedy to the separation placed in the mind by God and every response is there awaiting you. Atonement, forgiveness, salvation and Authentic Perception are words that are interchangeable. You have to be ready to utilize the Holy Spirit Right Mind for interpretation of occasions and do the actual work of committing conclusions (beliefs) on this side of their head, through your decision maker, since you no longer want them.
It really is that simple and just confusing because of the belief that the only option is between ego judgments of”poor” and”wealthy,” to use the prior example, rather than understanding about this third option available. The alternative for True Perception is to select neither ego judgment and relinquish both for correction of their mind. This is exactly what is required to return the mind.