Most think it is very disconcerting to take into account the proven fact that choice is actually an impression, or the illusion of preference, as stated in A Program in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices everyday, so the thought of selection not being real seems extremely illogical and to state the least, unlikely, given their regular daily use. Although decision is necessary when you are here, it fundamentally remains a part of the illusion and is not part of God. Selection is disconcerting since you imagine it to be essential, perhaps not since it is an illusion.”
It stands to reason that you will be in that which you think of as this world because you’ve made a decision, or selection, with this earth to be real. In the event that you keep on creating that same choice, it keeps on getting more and more real. ACIM obviously points out that a few ideas do not keep their source. Who then is the resource? What choices are you actually creating?
You think that world is actual when you built the option to think the ego’s edition of fact from the first separation. These initial perceptions are followed by the following choice which will be to decide the outcomes, thus providing further consequences which bolster the opinion in that world. It is a bad, no-win cycle. As you comprehend you’ll decide; and as you determine you’ll perceive. Problem is manufactured actual by this easy turned deception. Withdraw your option to think in the outcomes and the problem may be corrected.
Could you perhaps not then be the miracle course when you are the one creating the choice to believe? You never remember that original divorce; but, you’re creating choices now, and you’re doing this most of the time. Every time you’re picking between feelings, emotions and ideas, etc. When it is not you, then who do you wish to declare is responsible? Be mindful, since declaring yet another is responsible is obviously responsibility and you’ve number energy to change so long as you believe yet another is in charge. You are merely creating yourself a victim. These two are ego tricks.
Acknowledging duty for every thing, including decision and their consequences may be the fastest solution to change. That lets you choose again because you will see the results and recognize that you must have picked in error. It is your ideas and beliefs combined with decision, or selection, to make them true that becomes the effectation of everything you see in your world. The Law of Trigger and Effect is very simple: According to the mind you choose from, as cause, you might find the corresponding effect.
So long as as you have a divided brain, you’re constantly picking between the wrong mind of the vanity (error) and the Right Brain of the Sacred Heart (correction). You will dsicover the consequence with respect to the choice of mind you use as cause. You cannot have two masters. In the ego world, it is always one or the other. Picking the correction of the Holy Spirit undoes the problem of the ego and results the mind to the peace of God. This process can be called forgiveness.
Forgiveness is nothing more than the mind being returned, or adjusted, back to the Reality since you select for this to be that way. Handing within the ego’s judgments fixes your brain and modification is what? Forgiveness. An alternative cause results in an alternative effect.
Decision is, thus, required in that dream because there is something to select between. Nevertheless, the greatest usage of choice is served by understanding the mistake and modification factors of the separate brain, or that which you are selecting between. Then, just remember that your purpose is to go back the mind to Correct Notion and pick again! It may also help keep in mind the coinciding phrases for Correct Understanding: Modification, forgiveness, salvation, atonement, reality, Sacred Nature and God. There’s no difference.
With each delicate correction, which is really a selection for the Right Mind, a percentage of your brain is returned to peace, its rightful and organic place with God. This is a place from where it never left. It could maybe not be returned to peace were this maybe not the natural state. A few ideas don’t leave their resource and you, my pal, are the source. What’s promising is that there is your incredible part as well. Please consider selecting again.
In Portion 2 on the Dream of Choice, we are discussing more what it means to pick and fundamentally why there is no choice. To finish the prerequisite of choice, rendering it therefore unsettling, is to end the dream of choice and come back to your natural state of peace. Our aim is exactly the same and A Class in Wonders is a set of recommendations for selecting till it’s no more necessary. That is an inward course with many forks and they all lead home.