The particular Optical illusion away from Selection and also A Course in Miracles (ACIM): Part 1

Most find it very unsettling to take into account the idea that choice is actually an illusion, or the illusion of choice, as mentioned in A Course in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices everyday, so the notion of choice not being real seems highly illogical and to say minimal, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although choice is essential while you are here, it ultimately remains a area of the illusion and isn’t part of God. Choice is unsettling because you think it to be necessary, not since it can be an illusion.”

It stands to reason that you will be in what you consider as this world because you have made the decision, or choice, with this world to be real. In the event that you keep on making that same choice, it keeps on becoming more and more real. ACIM clearly highlights that ideas don’t leave their source. Who then would be the source? What choices have you been really making?

Choice, Perception and Judgment:

You think this world is real because you made the decision to trust the ego’s version of reality from the initial separation. Those initial perceptions are accompanied by the next choice which is to judge the outcome, thereby producing further consequences which reinforce the belief in this world. It’s a vicious, no-win cycle. As you perceive you’ll judge; and as you judge you’ll perceive. Error is created real by this simple twisted deception. Withdraw your choice to trust in the outcome and the error may be corrected.

Choice and Source:

Can you not then be the origin because you are usually the one making the decision to trust? That you do not understand that original separation; however, you’re making choices now, and you’re this all of the time. Every moment you’re choosing between thoughts, feelings and ideas, etc. If it isn’t you, then who do you wish to claim is responsible? Be cautious, because claiming another is responsible is actually blame and you have no power to improve so long as you think another is in charge. You are simply making yourself a victim. Both of these are ego tricks.

Accepting responsibility for everything, including choice and its consequences may be the fastest solution to change. This allows you to choose again because you can see the outcome and know that you’ll want chosen in error. It’s your thoughts and beliefs combined with decision, or choice, to create them true that becomes the effect of what you see in your world. The Law of Cause and Effect really is easy: In line with the mind you pick from, as cause, you will dsicover the corresponding effect.

So long as as you have a split up mind, you’re constantly choosing between the wrong mind of the ego (error) and the Right Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will dsicover the consequence with respect to the choice of mind you use as cause. You can’t have two masters. In the ego world, it is definitely one or the other. Choosing the correction of the Holy Spirit undoes the error of the ego and returns your head to the peace of God. This technique is also called forgiveness.

Selection for Correction:

Forgiveness is nothing more than your brain being returned, or corrected, back again to the Truth because you choose for this to be that way a course in miracles david hoffmeister. Handing over the ego’s judgments corrects your head and correction is what? Forgiveness. An alternative cause results in a different effect.

Choice is, therefore, necessary in this illusion since there is something to select between. However, the best utilization of choice is served by knowing both the error and correction sides of the split mind, or what you are choosing between. Then, simply remember that your goal is to come back your head to True Perception and choose again! It will also help to remember the coinciding terms for True Perception: Correction, forgiveness, salvation, atonement, truth, Holy Spirit and God. There’s no difference.

With each gentle correction, which is often a selection for the Right Mind, a part of your head is returned to peace, its rightful and natural place with God. This can be a place from where it never left. It could not be returned to peace were this not the natural state. Ideas don’t leave their source and you, my friend, are the source. The good news is that there’s your heavenly side as well. Please think over choosing again.

In Part 2 on the Illusion of Choice, we will be discussing further what it methods to choose and ultimately why there is no choice. To finish the necessity of choice, rendering it so unsettling, is to get rid of the illusion of choice and go back to your natural state of peace. Our goal is the same and A Course in Miracles is a couple of guidelines for choosing until it’s no further necessary. That is an inward path with many forks and they all lead home.

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