In this article on, ” A Course in Miracles is Brotherhood,” we discussed the key metaphysical ideas utilized by the ego percentage of the split mind for separation. By viewing others as separate, and utilising the ego to displace the love of God, we find yourself 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 truth about them and ourselves. You can only see who your brothers are, and automagically who you’re, through relinquishing what you judged and made true through error. Error hides truth. Seeing is knowing which reveals truth.
The ego uses a variety 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 outcomes 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 first error until the stark reality is well hidden. Handing over judgments for correction (forgiveness) stops the cycle.
Holy Relationships :
The ego uses special love and hate relationships , along with specialness (being different), to help keep the illusion of separation going. Use of these kind of relationships as cause , can also be the ego mind as cause ; and the effect is to continue separation between brothers since they are based on the original separation. Remember cause and effect: The mind you choose from, as cause , will result in the corresponding consequences (effect).
This isn’t about you being forced to be alone or avoid relationships in life. It is, however, all about how you enter and utilize them within the mind.
The choice which will set you free is to choose to have your relationships be Holy Relationships. You ought to be the person practicing forgiveness in all of your relationships , even though 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 you both. The ego cannot prevail against Oneness because it is not real.
Form and Content:
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is specific that form doesn’t matter. There is nothing in ACIM about behavior and whenever you judge a brother on his or her behavior, that’s exactly the same side of the ego mind. They could be acting from the ego “wrong” mind ; but you’re judging from the ego “right” mind. To the ego , one judgment is just like any other.
What the Course says is that content matters. Content may be the mind acim video 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.
What you or another does in form (behavior) doesn’t 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. It is never too late.
There is Only One of Us:
Once you judge a brother , you’re utilising the ego mind as cause for that judgment to become a real effect. For this reason we emphasize that what you see in another must be forgiven in yourself first. Here’s why: (1) You can’t see fault (judgment) in another if you don’t chose from that percentage of the split mind to start with; (2) You can’t 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 guilt retained in your mind from the first separation because you’re choosing to use the ego mind. It is where you are still keeping fear and guilt as opposed to choosing correction (forgiveness) for the truth.
Absolutely anybody who appears and provides you with a possiblity to heal your mind is a gift you can use. Transform 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 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 a conscious mind behavior centered on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to safeguard separate identity and therefore, all attack is really a demand love , or forgiveness, which is joining. The more determined you’re to learn the truth about yourself and a brother , the more you’ll choose against 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 might need a boundary or to take some action. To respond with love , you absolutely must be practicing forgiveness and utilising 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 to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” is the key word.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that’s to learn the truth about you and your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). Once you share your willingness never to see error, you’ve shared what you need to help keep and learn for yourself. What you share you discover you have.
Sharing way to allow yourself to share with another what you need them to have. Your only reason behind doing this is because it is what you need to have for yourself. You are teaching them what you need to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you will discover you’ve it because you’ve literally said, “Give back to me what I’ve taught you.”
The metaphysics are simple:
Judge – and that’s what you are sharing and expecting to have back.
Love – and that’s what you are sharing and expecting to have back.
Another solution to consider the thought of sharing is this: (1) Sharing is your final decision (choice) on who you imagine yourself to be by the information mind you choose as cause ; (2) What you share as cause replies as the effect; (3) You teach a brother to give you that cause as your effect; and (4) You will find you’ve it, and keep it, as it descends from the split mind as cause and is currently returned as effect.
Ideas do not leave their source. Your choice as the information 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 choice of mind with corresponding results and relies entirely on what you think you’ve to be true within that chosen mind. Ego mind has limits. God mind is knowledge which is heaven and oneness.
Seeing a Brother :
Right now you’ve hopefully begun to realize that you ought to be the one to improve your mind about your brothers to see them as brothers. Relinquishing judgment ends separation and reveals the light of the truth about us all : Your brother is you.
Once you make all your relationships become Holy Relationships , you’ve 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 together with your Holy Relationships those effects in order that all minds could be healed and return with their rightful place with God.
Allow me to ask you to consider this: Through a brother , you see your own 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 need to help keep on your own and expect returned to you from your own brother as effect. Then, who exactly can you be doing all this with? We perceive, judge and project and once we do, it is returned through our brothers because they are perceived in the mind.
Could it be that each and every brother is a fragmented portion of your personal split mind ? Your brother would then be your Holy Companion. They’re you and all people are actually one. To see them as a brother is knowledge, atonement, and a finish to separation.