The wonder and simplicity of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) really shines through one of its major principles: The Law of Cause and Effect. That is different from the Law of Attraction, a subject where so much has been discussed these last few years. ACIM answers not only why things are how they are with your head, but additionally how exactly to implement these mind corrections needed to change your life. What it ultimately comes down seriously to is the choice to change beliefs while staying in this world, or the choice to correct your head and return home.
Affirmations aren’t the element of A Course in Miracles as they are not necessary and here’s why: There’s a “wrong” ego-mind, and a “right” ego-mind, both of which continue to be an area of the same ego side of the split mind. Within the ego-mind (error), the wrong side is most of the negative judgments; and the proper side is most of the negative judgments attempting to convince you how wonderful it’s to reside here in this negative world. Neither is the truth of your nature nor what your location is attempting to return your brain, according to acim.
The Law of Cause and Effect is this: In line with the actually use as the cause, you might find the corresponding effect. Ideas do not leave their source: You.
Let’s utilize this example:
Someone is feeling the consequences to be “poor,” or lack, in this world and wants to change their beliefs to now have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) to show up. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego deploying it as the cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego being an unstable thought system, that which you choose as “rich” will ultimately go and you get back with “poor.” It’s just a question of “when.”
The ego’s choice system is (1) one or another: (2) poor or rich; and, (3) ego or God. It asks you to select between a few things within the ego illusion and not to select out from the illusion.
That is on the other hand to choosing correction of your head (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist. A choice for correction of your head allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you in this world; however, it does not have the consequences you imagine considering that the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of your head to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. Additionally, it produces effects in your life here however you will have to select correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a simple pair of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components and when understood and used, they may be “mind” correcting!
Remember, according to ACIM, your head is split by the ego’s judgment that people could be separate, also known as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of your head is simply hidden in darkness as it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when we forgot to laugh off what could not be true. It did not, however, separate.
So in ACIM it’s not about affirmations or changing beliefs, because your head never left God and still resides aware of Him. You can find no “belief” judgments in Love, Oneness, Heaven and Knowledge as everything is exactly the same, all one, and nothing to think or judge between.
Instead, it is focused on changing your internal Teacher or rather, who you’re playing for interpretation of events in this world. The sole change is in the choice involving the split mind (error) of the ego or the Holy Spirit Right Mind (correction) as that internal Teacher.
That is where in actuality the simplicity of use is evident in ACIM because there’s no convincing the ego wrong and right mind of another way of thinking. You just stop trying what you will no longer want. We do it constantly with ego stuff; and now we only do it with the ego beliefs themselves.