Once we heed the call to wake up from the ego thought system we begin to see the world differently.
It becomes a classroom in which everything can be used to learn to make a different choice that will lead us out of the dream of separation instead of deeper into it.
Until we understand what we are choosing between, choice is meaningless. We but choose among illusions, which can hardly be called a choice.
“There is a choice that you have the power to make when you have seen the real alternative. Until that point is reached you have no choice, and you can but decide the better to deceive yourself again.”
Self sabotaging behavior is behavior that we know is not in our best interest, yet we do it anyway.
We eat foods that hurt us. We drive people away with behaviors that cause them difficulty. We spend our time doing things that we don’t even respect. We don’t exercise when we know that we should. We drink too much, spend more than we have, smoke, gamble, and generally overindulge.
Self sabotage is a classroom that most of us share. Fortunately, it provides an excellent opportunity for changing our minds because we are aware of our need for change every time we indulge. And we are convinced it is the behavior that needs to change.
The School for A Course in Miracles offers another alternative to trying to change behavior. All our do’s and dont’s can be see as a reflection of a choice in our minds. Which teacher are we running with, the ego or the Holy Spirit?
Self sabotaging behavior is always one of the SFACIM subjects, viewed from the perspective of A Course in Miracles.