A Course in Miracles borrows the concept of projection from Freudian psychology (though its similarity to Jung is nontrivial). Along with denial, projection represents the means by which ego keeps our attention on fear instead of love. Projection reflects the mind’s decision to reject responsibility for its peace by casting the blocks to peace outward, effectively making a world in which we can hide our guilt and fear. Via projection, we pretend to “deal” with the blocks to love by removing them. But what is in mind cannot be disowned or severed. It cannot be dissociated. It always remains where it is. Thus, we remain fearful, and dependent on ego. A Course in Miracles teaches us that projection appears to reverse cause-and-effect, making it seem that what is outside of us can effect our internal state of conflict or peace. But in fact, the cause of our peace or conflict is our decision to project “cause” outward.