Understanding the Metaphysical Aspects of A Course in Miracles (ACIM)

Think of the ego like a coin system in a can. Every time you listen to and believe an ego judgment, you put a coin in the can for that subject matter because you chose it. Keep on doing this, and you will fill the can until overflowing. Step back into neutral, acim which is the decision maker, and be willing to turn over those judgments to the Right Mind for correction, and you actually spend a coin from the can instead.

Stay in the neutral decision maker, or observer, and wait out the tantrum of the ego. It is merely an indication of how much you have invested in that part of the thought system. Don’t act on it! The ego spends the rest of the can of coins trying to convince you back into the judgments. You don’t have to do anything except be willing and actually hand over everything you hear to the Right Mind via the decision making capability. You are choosing between the sides of the split mind. That is choice as an illusion.


Stay with the process and the ego runs its race and then, if you’ve not re-invested in the judgments, correction occurs. You will know you have received it because of the peace, love, joy and freedom associated with it. That subject matter is now gone forever.

This is what it takes to make the choice for love, forgiveness, correction, healing, true perception and God. The Holy Spirit, the voice for God, takes care of it all if you are simply willing, and actually do the work of turning over to Him that which you no longer want: The ego’s judgments. You cannot heal what you keep hidden so for heaven’s sake, go ahead and own up to it and turn it over to the Holy Spirit. Only the ego judges. God does not.

Illusion of Choice:

When 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 all things are one, only sameness exists and where even choice is no longer necessary because there is nothing to choose between.

Your work of mind training from A Course in Miracles is to return your mind to True Perception while you are here because in this state, you find the ego actually does not exist. There is no error and you end up seeing only what is real. Most of the split mind is healed. Sure, you hear a small squeak somewhere in the distance while you are still here, but you will not care. The ego universe disappears as you make the last choice you will ever make: The choice to return home by giving up separation completely. The illusion of choice is that there is a separate identity and something to choose between. You only thought there was one. The split mind is healed and gone forever.

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