The Laws of the Ego

We live in a world where laws are constantly being created or re-written. Each one of these laws is meant to make the madness in this world conform so that we can feel safe. Most would agree it is not having that effect as we still live in fear about what will happen. From A Course in Miracles (ACIM), there is an explanation as to why this is occurring. The ego has an operating system, or a set of laws, that are judgments running the status quo. Since all judgments are based in fear and guilt, which is chaos, these laws doom everything from the start.

First, let’s discuss the basic characteristics of the ego’s operating system. No matter which brand of ego you purchase, all of them are going to behave within these parameters since they are locked in place by the ego’s laws. Regular maintenance is needed and is nothing more than repeated judgments which keep the chaos in perfect working condition. The ego has needs. God has no needs.

Students of ACIM know the Course says that the error, or separation, never occurred and was just a “tiny mad idea.” Knowing what the ego has done with that mad idea is the laws of the ego, also known as the Laws of Chaos.

Rule #1 – Law of Ego: The ego gives to get because you need salvation, denied by God, and now it must come from others. This is a hidden agenda in everything the ego does because it denies the Law of Heaven that giving and receiving are the same.

Rule #2 – Law of Death: The ego views sin as punishable by death and by dying, your sins are gone and you are free from God’s vengeance. This is the ego’s solution to the Law of Creation about ideas not leaving their source. Separation means leaving source and death is salvation from that sin.

Rule #3 – Law of Division: The ego says separation occurred and using the above two rules, it always attacks (gives to get and death) so you don’t notice you are simply attacking yourself and separation is a lie. This one also denies the Law of Creation that your creations are like you, a part of you and therefore, you love them as yourself.

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