Most find it very unsettling to think about the indisputable fact that choice is in fact an illusion, or the illusion of preference, as mentioned in A Course in Miracles (ACIM). You make choices every single day, so the idea of choice not real-seeming highly illogical and to state the smallest amount of, improbable, given its consistent daily use. Although the decision is essential when you are here, it ultimately remains a part of the illusion and isn’t an integral part of God. The option is unsettling because you think it to be necessary, not as it is definitely an illusion.”
It stands to reason that you are in that which you consider as this world because you have made the decision, or choice, for this world to be real. In the event that you keep on making that same choice, it keeps on becoming more and more real. ACIM clearly highlights that ideas do not leave their source. Who then is the source? What choices are you currently really making?
Choice, Perception, and Judgment:
You believe this world is real since you made the decision to think the ego’s version of reality from the original separation. Those initial perceptions are followed by another choice which will be to judge the results, thereby producing further consequences that reinforce the belief in this world. It is a vicious, no-win cycle. As you perceive you will judge; and as you judge you will perceive. Error is manufactured real by this simply twisted deception. Withdraw your option to think in the results and the error can be corrected.
Choice and Source:
Would you not then be the origin because you are the main one making the decision to think? That you do not remember that original separation; however, you’re making choices now, and you’re doing so most of the time. Every moment you’re choosing between thoughts, feelings, and ideas, etc. If it isn’t you, then who do you wish to claim is responsible? Be careful, because claiming another is responsible is in fact blame and you have no power to alter so long as you believe another is in charge. acim You are simply making yourself a victim. Both of these are ego tricks.
Accepting responsibility for everything, including choice and its consequences may be the fastest method to change. This lets you choose again because you can see the results and realize that you must have chosen in error. It’s your thoughts and beliefs combined with the decision or choice, to produce them true that becomes the effect of that which you see in your world. The Law of Cause and Effect is very simple: According to the actually pick from, while the cause, you will dsicover the corresponding effect.
Provided that you have a separate mind, you’re constantly choosing between the wrong mind of the ego (error) and the Right Mind of the Holy Spirit (correction). You will dsicover the consequence with respect to the choice of actually use while the 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 head to the peace of God. This technique can be called forgiveness. The option for Correction:
Forgiveness is simply your brain being returned, or corrected, back again to the Truth because you choose because of it to be that way. Handing on the ego’s judgments corrects your head and correction is what? Forgiveness. An alternative cause results in a different effect.
The option is, therefore, necessary in this illusion while there is something to decide on between. However, the best utilization of choice is served by knowing the error and correction sides of the split mind, or that which you are choosing between. Then, simply remember that the goal is to come back your head to True Perception and choose again! It will even help bear in mind the coinciding terms for True Perception: Correction, forgiveness, salvation, atonement, truth, Holy Spirit and God. There is no difference.
With each gentle correction, which is just a selection for the Right Mind, a part of your head is returned to peace, its rightful and natural place with God. This can be a place where it never left. It could not be returned to peace were this not the natural state. Ideas do not leave their source and you, my friend, are the source. The good thing is that there’s your heavenly side as well. Please think over choosing again.
In Part 2 on the Illusion of Choice, i will be discussing further what it way to choose and ultimately why there’s no choice. To get rid of the necessity of preference, rendering it so unsettling, is to finish the illusion of preference and come back to your natural state of peace. Our goal is the same and A Course in Miracles is a couple of guidelines for choosing until it’s no longer necessary. This really is an inward path with many forks and they all lead home.