As you perceive, you judge and project; and as you judge and project, you perceive back. Having perceived the judgments and projections back with you, you will now judge those and project them outward and soon you perceive the outcomes back. The ego knows no other way. It is really a continuous judgmental cycle and soon you decide to break it; and yes, there’s ways to do just that. There’s one obvious choice off the merry-go-round, and it’s so simple you will scratch your mind in wonder you’d not considered it before now.
The choice remains unsettling because as long as you make choices that further the error, or get you deeper into the illusion, it seems as though you’re merely making choices between the lesser of two evils. That’s because you’re only choosing between the sides of the incorrect mind. The ego has a “wrong” and “right” side but neither is the true Right Mind of the Holy Spirit. If there clearly was ever a New Year’s resolution worth keeping, it could be: Stop judging and turn them to the Holy Spirit for correction instead.
The Tiny Mad Idea:
The original separation is known as a “tiny mad idea” wherein you thought you’re separated from source. This is also known as “the error” and is the first choice for judgment of the ego. acim Already down that road in the mind, it becomes another layer every time you judge the consequences, or corresponding effect, from the error as cause. What this implies is every time you judge everything you see or what’s happening on earth, and you select to believe the ego about any of it, you’re choosing the error as cause once again. Corresponding effects show up which reinforce your belief in error.
These judgments further divide out the split mind in place of returning it to peace. Hence, for this reason is appears like you’re choosing between the lesson of two evils with neither one really being “less “.The error has not occurred and only seems real due to picking a internal Teacher. Choosing the ego is much like picking a revolving door with only one exit.
ACIM says there’s no order of difficultly in miracles and meaning there’s no order of difficulty in choices. One is a similar as the following, handled in precisely the exact same manner. Every problem is equal because each of them stem from the exact same cause. You simply think one is harder because of one’s belief and attachment to it as being more real than another.
Stick to the procedure and the ego runs its race and then, if you’ve not re-invested in the judgments, correction occurs. You’ll know you’ve received it due to the peace, love, joy and freedom connected with it. That material is currently gone forever.
It’s this that it will take to really make the choice for love, forgiveness, correction, healing, true perception and God. The Holy Spirit, the voice for God, protects it all if you are simply willing, and actually do the task of turning to Him that which you no longer want: The ego’s judgments. You can’t heal everything you keep hidden so for heaven’s sake, proceed and own as much as it and transform it to the Holy Spirit. Only the ego judges. God does not.
Illusion of Choice:
Once the mind returns more and more to the peace of God, an interesting realization begins to dawn on the once dark mind. This light, or the voice for God, is an ever growing remembrance of home where things are one, only sameness exists and where even choice is no more necessary while there is nothing to select between.
Work of mind training from A Course in Miracles is to come back your mind to True Perception when you are here because in this state, you find the ego actually does not exist. There’s no error and you wind up seeing only what’s real. All of the split mind is healed. Sure, you hear a small squeak somewhere in the distance when you are still here, but you’ll not care. The ego universe disappears as you make the final choice you will ever make: The decision to come back home by giving up separation completely. The illusion of preference is that there is another identity and something to select between. You simply thought there clearly was one. The split mind is healed and gone forever.