Someone is acim or lack, in this world and wants to change their beliefs to now have “rich” (abundance, prosperity, money) show up. Both “poor” and “rich” are judgments of the ego using it as cause which can only produce ego effect. Ego being an unstable thought system, what you choose as “rich” will eventually go and you end up back with “poor.” It’s only a question of “when.”
The ego’s choice system is: (1) one or the other: (2) poor or rich; and, (3) ego or God. It asks you to choose between two things within the ego illusion and not to choose out of the illusion.
This is in contrast to choosing correction of the mind (forgiveness) where both “poor” and “rich” do not exist. A choice for correction of the mind allows the Holy Spirit Right Mind to be your cause which affects the you in this world; however, it does not have the effects you imagine since the ego cannot relate. It returns a portion of the mind to peace and ends senseless worry over rich and poor. It also produces effects in your life here but you will have to choose correction to experience them.
Let’s look at how ACIM breaks this all down into a simple set of principles based on Cause and Effect. It only has a few components and when understood and used, they can be “mind” correcting!
Remember, according to ACIM, the mind is split by the ego’s judgment that we could be separate, also known as the “tiny mad idea,” or the error that never occurred. This portion of the mind is simply hidden in darkness because it banished itself from Knowledge (Heaven and Oneness) when we forgot to laugh off what could not be true. It did not, however, separate.
Absolutely anyone who shows up and provides you with a chance to heal your mind is a gift you can use. Turn it into a Holy Relationship. This is how you will return your own mind to God, and how others eventually see it for themselves. Hold the light of forgiveness which gives all minds an opportunity to make a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
A Call for Love:
Attack is a conscious mind behavior based on projection, judgment and perception. The ego’s point is to protect separate identity and therefore, all attack is really a call for love, or forgiveness, which is joining. The more determined you are to know the truth about yourself and a brother, the more you will choose against the ego’s attacks in favor of correction (forgiveness) from the Right Mind.
Responding with love can mean many things and sometimes, it can even mean no response. Other times, you might need a boundary or to take some action. To respond with love, you absolutely must be practicing forgiveness and using the Right Mind to turn over all attack and judgment. The Holy Spirit will give you a solution if you completely turn to that Right Mind for help. “Completely” is the key word.