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making error real

 

making error real

Believing in the reality of your brother’s errors or mistakes (in essence, his attacks on you). This makes those mistakes seem like sins. We do this by focusing on, interpreting, analyzing, or resisting them. The ego’s plan of forgiveness (followed by the unhealed healer) is to then try to forgive or dispel these “real” errors, but this is impossible, for reality cannot be dispelled. “To perceive errors in anyone, and to react to them as if they were real, is to make them real to you” (T-9.III.6:7). Does not refer to making the error of the separation real; the phrase “making the error real” does not appear in the Course.