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 acim which gives all minds an opportunity to make a different choice. Judge and they run and hide further into darkness and error.
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.
Eventually you see no attack (error) occurred and that is to know the truth about you and your brother. There is no defense necessary (“defenselessness” on the Split Mind diagram). When you share your willingness not to see error, you have shared what you want to keep and learn for yourself. What you share you find you have.
Sharing means to allow yourself to give to another what you want them to have. Your only reason for doing this is because it is what you want to have for yourself. You are teaching them what you want to be yours. Teaching is instruction of ideas and principles. Do that and you will find you have it because you’ve literally said, “Give back to me what I’ve taught you.”
The metaphysics are simple:
Judge – and that is what you are sharing and expecting to have back.
Love – and that is what you are sharing and expecting to have back.
Another way to consider the idea of sharing is this: (1) Sharing is your decision (choice) on who you believe yourself to be by the content mind you choose as cause; (2) What you share as cause replies as the effect; (3) You teach a brother to give you that cause as your effect; and (4) You find you have it, and keep it, because it originated from the split mind as cause and is now returned as effect.
Ideas do not leave their source. Your choice as the content mind as cause is always: (A) The Holy Spirit Right Mind for correction; or, (B) the error of the ego mind.
It’s as simple as that. Sharing is a choice of mind with corresponding results and is based entirely on what you think you have as being true within that chosen mind. Ego mind has limits. God mind is knowledge which is heaven and oneness.
Seeing a Brother:
By now you’ve hopefully begun to realize that you must be the one to change your mind about your brothers to see them as brothers. Relinquishing judgment ends separation and reveals the light of the truth about us all: Your brother is you.
When you make all your relationships become Holy Relationships, you have entered through the keyhole of a doorway to freedom, love, peace, joy and happiness. Abundance lies here in sharing Holy interpretations from the Holy Spirit, God’s solution in the mind. Choosing this as cause, you share with your Holy Relationships those effects so that all minds can be healed and return to their rightful place with God.
Let me ask you to consider this: Through a brother, you see your own guilt (judgments) and what needs to be forgiven in yourself because therein lies the mind you chose as cause. Sharing means giving and teaching what you want to keep for yourself and expect returned to you from your brother as effect. Then, who exactly would you be doing all this with? We perceive, judge and project and as we do, it is returned through our brothers as they are perceived in the mind.