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Have you ever heard the expression “it is what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of this expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the ground imperiously imparting wisdom that could take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Since how this is my last life on the planet and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that we are authoring here? In line with the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Why is it important to emphasize that it is God’s truth? Because God’s facts are not available to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have lead to an array of religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by a group and that gives the members an object of devotion.”
Who devised the system of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? In line with the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to return to a perfect state of being. There is absolutely no thought or action in hawaii of being, you merely are. What must not be forgotten is the underlying thread of most religions: God is creator, God is love and we all have been perfect and infinite children of God.
Most find it very unsettling to consider the idea that choice is really an illusion, or the illusion of preference, as stated in A TRAINING COURSE in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices everyday, therefore the idea of choice not being real seems highly illogical and to say the least, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although choice is necessary while you are here, it ultimately remains a part of the illusion and is not a part of God. Choice is unsettling as you believe it to be necessary, not since it is an illusion.”
It stands to reason that you are in what you think of as this world because you have made a decision, or choice, for this world to be real. In the event that you continue making that same choice, it keeps on becoming more and more real. ACIM clearly highlights that ideas do not leave their source. Who then would be the source? What choices are you currently really making?
Choice, Perception and Judgment:
You imagine this world is real because you made the choice to believe the ego’s version of reality from the original separation. Those initial perceptions are accompanied by the next choice which is to judge the results, thereby producing further consequences which reinforce the belief in this world. It’s a vicious, no-win cycle. As you perceive you’ll judge; so when you judge you will perceive. Error is made real by this simple twisted deception. Withdraw your choice to believe in the results and the error could be corrected.
Choice and Source:
Would you not then function as source since you will be the one making the choice to believe? You do not understand that original separation; however, you are making choices now, and you are doing so continuously. Every moment you’re choosing between thoughts, feelings and ideas, etc. If it isn’t you, then who do you want to claim is responsible? Be careful, because claiming another is responsible is in fact blame and you haven’t any power to change so long as you think another is in control. You are simply making yourself a victim. Both of these are ego tricks.
Accepting responsibility for everything, including choice and its consequences is the fastest way to change. This allows you to choose again as you can see the results and realize that you’ll want chosen in error. It really is your thoughts and beliefs combined with decision, or choice, to make them true that becomes the result of what you see in your world. REGULATIONS of Cause and Effect is simple: Based on the mind you pick from, as cause, you will notice the corresponding effect.
So long as as you’ve got a split mind, you are constantly choosing between the wrong mind of the ego (error) and the Right Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will notice the effect according 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. Choosing the correction of the Holy Spirit undoes the error of the ego and returns your brain to the peace of God. This process is also referred to as forgiveness.
Choice for Correction:
Forgiveness is nothing more than your brain being returned, or corrected, back again to the Truth because you choose for it to be this way. Handing on the ego’s judgments corrects the mind and correction is what? un curso de milagros Forgiveness. A different cause results in a different effect.
Choice is, therefore, necessary in this illusion because there is something to select between. However, the best usage of choice is served by knowing both the error and correction sides of the split mind, or what you are choosing between. Then, simply understand that your goal would be to return the mind to True Perception and choose again! It will help to keep in mind the coinciding terms for True Perception: Correction, forgiveness, salvation, atonement, truth, Holy Spirit and God. There is absolutely no difference.