Forgiveness and Guilt:
The Course also makes clear that what you see in another is a projection of your own guilt and therefore, what you need to forgive in yourself. Judgment of a brother keeps you from knowing yourself directly as it distracts you from using your decision maker capabilities for correction. The tirade of judgments is merely showing you what you think you are: A judgmental ego. Every time you judge, this is what you are saying you are. You deny your own truth.
It is really quite simple: Look at your judgments of a brother. Your light and theirs are hidden in judgment. You don’t see what you keep hidden in judgment. Be willing to withdraw from projection and judgment and hand them over to the Holy Spirit for correction (forgiveness). That is doing the work and using the decision maker to choose the other side of the split mind.
Hand over all judgments until you receive correction (forgiveness) and you will find this to be true. You’ll see another as a brother when judgment about them is gone. At that point, separation doesn’t exist because they are seen as the same. Heaven is sameness and oneness.
We are all Brothers:
The decision maker is a neutral observer whose mechanism is based on action. The idea is not enough. You can talk all you want; but putting it into practice is the only thing that makes a difference. Choosing to let go of judgments of a brother, especially during the times you don’t want to, is how you will come to see them as brothers.
The only true form of difference you can make is to change your perceptions of others back to True Perception. You must do this while in a body. Here’s some criteria to keep in mind:
To judge a brother for not putting into practice spiritual principles means you should go back to the sections on forgiveness and guilt, and specialness. Start from there with your own judgments about them not doing what you think they should on their path. Hand the judgments over for correction (forgiveness) so you can be the full light of God that shows them the way. To judge them for not putting the ideas into practice is how you feel about yourself. Make sure you relinquished all judgment towards others.
To judge a brother and project blame, anger and attack means you should just start from that place. Withdraw from conscious attack and go back to the decision maker. If you want peace, be willing to hand those judgments over for correction. We’re all in this together so where you start makes no difference. Anyone judging you is showing their reality just as you are showing yours when you judge. Work on turning over judgments from the level of mind where you find yourself. That’s presence of mind.
No matter where you are, if you want to see others as your brother, it all begins with you making the decision to see the truth. Do it sometimes, and you see it sometimes. Do it always, and you see it in all ways. Right now, you believe in separation so you won’t be able to see through the illusion of the ego’s darkness until you take decision making action. Who you really are is not hurt by a brother; and you have not hurt them. Only the ego claims to be injured and pours salt on the wound. It’s called guilt.
We all have the same wants, needs, problems and goals and our brothers walk beside us as heavenly companions in this world. See them as judgments and they will behave as such. See them as Holy, and you will see God reflected back at you. All that stands in your way is you handing over every judgment about a brother all the time.
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