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 until you perceive the results back. The ego knows no other way. It is really a continuous judgmental cycle until you decide to break it; and yes, there is a method to do just that. There is one obvious choice off the merry-go-round, and it’s so simple you will scratch your face in wonder you’d not thought of it before now.
The choice remains unsettling because as long as you make choices that further the error, or take you deeper to the illusion, it appears as though you are merely making choices between the lesser of two evils. That’s because you are only choosing between the sides of the incorrect mind. The ego includes a “wrong” and “right” side but neither is the actual Right Mind of the Holy Spirit. If there is ever a New Year’s resolution worth keeping, it would be: Stop judging and turn them to the Holy Spirit for correction instead.
The Tiny Mad Idea:
The first separation is known as a “tiny mad idea” wherein you thought you’re separated from source. That is also called “the error” and is the initial selection for judgment of the ego. Already down that road in your brain, it becomes another layer every time you judge the effects, or corresponding effect, from the error as the cause. What this implies is every time you judge everything you see or what is happening on the planet, and you choose to think the ego about any of it, you are 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 as opposed to returning it to peace. Hence, this is why is seems like you are choosing between the lesser of two evils with neither one really being “less “.The error hasn’t occurred and only seems real because of the selection of internal Teacher. acim Choosing the ego is similar to choosing a revolving door with only one exit.
ACIM says there is no order of difficultly in miracles and that means there is no order of difficulty in choices. One is the exact same as the next, handled in precisely exactly the same manner. Every problem is equal because all of them stem from exactly the same cause. You simply think one is harder because of one’s belief and attachment to it to be more real than another.
The Decision Maker:
The fastest way to turn choice from an unsettling phenomena to at least one of illusion is by using your choice maker, or observer, to decide on differently. Actually, if you wanted to create a judgment from the ego, there is only one appropriate choice to produce: Opt for your choice maker to decide on from the ego and in support of the Holy Spirit. It’s such enormous power when harnessed and used to decide on instead for the truth.
Utilising the decision maker may be difficult to understand without practical application. It can be an action-oriented mechanism of using, or choosing. That basically is its big secret and so you know it. You want to do the work of choosing. Reading these ideas is not enough. Practical application is everything. Simply be willing to understand how. You is likely to make mistakes, but just what exactly? Most of us do. Try again.
Consider the ego just like a coin system in a can. Each time you tune in to and believe an ego judgment, you place a coin in the can for that material because you chose it. Keep on doing this, and you will fill the can until overflowing. Step back into neutral, which can be your 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 a sign of simply how much you have dedicated to that area of the thought system. Don’t act about it! The ego spends the remaining can of coins attempting to convince you back into the judgments. There isn’t to accomplish anything except be willing and actually hand over all you hear to the Right Mind via your decision making capability. You’re choosing between the sides of the split mind. That is choice as an illusion.
Stay with the method 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 due to the peace, love, joy and freedom associated with it. That material is currently gone forever.
It’s this that it takes to make the selection for love, forgiveness, correction, healing, true perception and God. The Holy Spirit, the voice for God, takes care of everything if you should be simply willing, and do the work of turning to Him what you will no longer want: The ego’s judgments. You can’t heal everything you keep hidden so for heaven’s sake, go ahead and own as much as it and change it 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 appealing realization begins to dawn on the once dark mind. This light, or the voice for God, can be an ever growing remembrance of home where everything are one, only sameness exists and where even choice is no longer necessary while there is nothing to decide on 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 discover the ego actually doesn’t exist. There is no error and you get seeing only what is real. The majority of the split mind is healed. Sure, you hear a tiny squeak somewhere in the exact distance while you are still here, but you’ll not care. The ego universe disappears as you make the last choice you will ever make: The choice to return home by quitting separation completely. The illusion of choice is that there’s a separate identity and something to decide on between. You simply thought there is one. The split mind is healed and gone forever.