All miracles mean Life, and God is the giver of Life. Miracles are natural. When they do NOT occur something has gone wrong. Miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first. Miracles are a form of healing. They supply a lack, and are performed by those who have more for those who have less. Miracles are the way in which minds that serve the spirit unite with Christ for the salvation (or release) of all God’s Creations.
Christ is the Self the Sonship shares. Christ inspires all miracles, which are essentially intercessions. They place man beyond the physical laws, and raise him into the sphere of celestial order. In this order, man IS perfect. Miracles are natural expressions of total forgiveness. Through miracles, man accepts God’s forgiveness by extending it to others.
Miracles are a part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which, when completed, is the Atonement. This process works all the time and in all dimensions of time. The miracle is not a separate thing that happens suddenly, as an effect without a cause. Nor is it, in itself, a cause. But where its Cause is MUST it be. Now IS it caused, though not as yet perceived. And its effects are THERE, though not yet seen. How foolish and insane it is to think a miracle is BOUND by laws which it came solely to UNDO. THE MIRACLE DOES NOTHING . All it does is to UN-do.
“A miracle reawakens the awareness that the spirit, and not the body, is the altar of Truth. This is the recognition that leads to the healing power of the miracle.” A miracle rearranges the order of perception, and places the levels in their true perspective. This heals at all levels, because all sickness comes from confusing the levels.
The miracle acknowledges all men as your brothers. The Miracle unites Souls directly with each other. Miracles arise from a miraculous state of mind. By being One, this state of mind goes out to ANYONE, even without the awareness of the miracle worker himself.
A miracle is never lost. It touches many people you may not even know, and sometimes produces undreamed of changes in forces of which you are not even aware. The miracle acknowledges only the Truth. It thus dispels man’s illusions about himself, and puts him into communion with himself and with God. A miracle is a correction factor introduced into false thinking … It acts as a catalyst, shaking up erroneous perception and snapping it into place.
The miracle is an expression of an inner awareness of Christ . The miracle is a learning device which lessens the need for time. The miracle is much like the body, in that both are learning aids which aim at facilitating a state in which they are unnecessary. The miracle is the only device which man has at his immediate disposal for controlling time. A miracle has thus the unique property of rendering the space of time it occupies unnecessary. There is NO relation between the time a miracle TAKES and the time it COVERS. It substitutes FOR learning that might have taken thousands of years.
The miracle is a device for shortening but not abolishing time. If a sufficient number of people become truly miracle-minded quickly, the shortening process can be almost immeasurable. But it is essential that these individuals free themselves from fear sooner than would ordinarily be the case, because they MUST emerge from basic conflict if they are to bring peace to the minds of others.
When the Soul is finally in the original state of direct communication, neither the body nor the miracle serves any purpose. The miracle compares the creations of man with the higher level of creation, accepting what is in ACCORD as true, and rejecting the DISCORDANT as false.
The miracle teaches you that you have chosen guiltlessness, freedom, and joy. It is not a cause, but an EFFECT. It is the natural result of CHOOSING RIGHT, attesting to your happiness that comes from choosing to be FREE of guilt. The miracle offers EXACTLY the same response to EVERY call for help. IT DOES NOT JUDGE THE CALL. It merely recognizes what it IS, and answers accordingly. It does NOT consider which call is louder, or greater, or more important.
The ONLY way to heal is to be healed. The miracle extends WITHOUT your help, but you ARE needed that it can BEGIN. ACCEPT the miracle of healing, and it WILL go forth because of what it IS. It is its NATURE to extend itself the instant it is born. It must be understood, however, that whenever a man offers a miracle to another, he IS shortening the suffering. The miracle makes NO distinctions in the names by which sin’s witnesses are called. It merely proves that what they REPRESENT has no effects. And this it proves BECAUSE its own effects have come to take their place. It matters not the name by which you called your suffering. IT IS NO LONGER THERE.
The One Who brings the miracle perceived them all as one, and called by name of “fear.” Miracles are a way of EARNING release from fear. Miracles are associated with fear only because of the fallacy that darkness can hide. Man believes that what he cannot see does not exist, and his physical eyes cannot see in the dark. This is a very primitive solution, and has led to a denial of the spiritual eye, which always depends on light.
The Spiritual eye is the mechanism of miracles… The miracle dissolves error because the Spiritual eye identifies error as false or unreal. As fear is witness unto death, so is the miracle the witness unto Life. It is a witness no-one can deny, for it is the EFFECTS of life it brings.
The dying live, the dead arise, and pain has vanished. Yet a miracle speaks not but for itself, but what it REPRESENTS. The miracle returns the CAUSE of fear to you who made it. But it ALSO shows that, HAVING no effects it is NOT cause, because the function of causation is to HAVE effects. And where effects are gone, there IS no cause.
Only forgiveness OFFERS miracles. The miracle forgives BECAUSE it stands for what is past forgiveness, and is TRUE. The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant, and is still. It reaches gently from that quiet time, and from the mind it healed in quiet then, to other minds to SHARE its quietness. And they will JOIN in doing nothing to prevent its radiant extension back into the Mind that caused ALL minds to be.
Born out of sharing, there can BE no pause in time to cause the miracle delay in hastening to all unquiet minds, and bringing them an instant’s stillness, when the memory of God returns to them. Their OWN remembering is quiet now, and what has come to take its place will not be wholly unremembered afterwards.
The miracle is useless if you learn but that the BODY can be healed, for this is NOT the lesson it was sent to teach. The lesson is the MIND was sick. It MUST be true the miracle can heal ALL forms of sickness, or it CANNOT HEAL. The miracle is means to demonstrate that ALL appearances can change BECAUSE they are appearances, and CANNOT have the changelessness reality entails.
Reality is changeless. Miracles but show what you have interposed BETWEEN reality and your awareness is unreal, and does not interfere at all. The cost of the belief there must be some appearances BEYOND the hope of change is that the miracle cannot come forth from you consistently. For you have ASKED it be withheld from power to heal all dreams.
There is no miracle you cannot have when you DESIRE healing. But there is no miracle that CAN be given you UNLESS you want it. CHOOSE what you would heal, and He Who gives all miracles has not been given freedom to bestow His gifts upon God’s Son.
Miracles are examples of right thinking. Reality contact at all levels becomes strong & accurate, thus permitting correct delineation of intra- and inter- personal boundaries. As a result, the doer sees the truth as God created it.
When you are tempted, you DENY reality. And you becomes the willing slave of what you chose instead. BECAUSE reality is changeless is a miracle already there to heal all things that change, and offer it to you to see in happy form, devoid of fear.
The miracle of justice can correct ALL errors. The miracle is possible when cause and consequence are brought together, NOT kept separate. The healing of effect WITHOUT the cause can merely shift effects to other forms. And this is NOT release.
Miracles praise God thru men. They praise God by honoring his Creations, affirming their perfection. They heal because they deny body-identification and affirms Soul-identification. By perceiving the Spirit, they adjust the levels and see them in proper alignment. This places the Spirit at the center, where Souls can communicate directly. Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe.
Man should thank God for what he really is. The Children of God are very holy. The miracles honors their holiness. God’s Creations cannot lose their holiness, although it can be hidden. The miracle uncovers it, and brings it into the light where it belongs.