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Chapter 1 – THE MEANING OF MIRACLES

PRINCIPLES OF MIRACLES 38-50

  1. 38. The Holy Spirit is the mechanism of miracles.  He recognizes both God’s creations and your illusions.  He separates the true from the false by His ability to perceive totally rather than selectively.
  2. 39. The miracle dissolves error because the Holy Spirit identifies error as false or unreal.  This is the same as saying that by perceiving light, darkness automatically disappears.
  3. 40. The miracle acknowledges everyone as your brother and mine.  It is a way of perceiving the universal mark of God.
  4. 41. Wholeness is the perceptual content of miracles.  They thus correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack.
  5. 42. A major contribution of miracles is their strength in releasing you from your false sense of isolation, deprivation, and lack.
  6. 43. Miracles arise from a miraculous state of mind, or a state of miracle-readiness.
  7. 44. The miracle is an expression of an inner awareness of Christ and the acceptance of His Atonement. 
  8. 45. A miracle is never lost.  It may touch many people you have not even met and produce undreamed of changes in situations of which you are not even aware.
  9. 46. The Holy Spirit is the highest communication medium.  Miracles do not involve this type of communication, because they are temporary communication devices.  When you return to your original form of communication with God by direct revelation, the need for miracles is over. 
  10. 47. The miracle is a learning device that lessens the need for time.  It establishes an out-of-pattern time interval not under the usual laws of time.  In this sense it is timeless. 
  11. 48. The miracle is the only device at your immediate disposal for controlling time.  Only revelation transcends it, having nothing to do with time at all.
  12. 49. The miracle makes no distinction among degrees of misperception.  It is a device for perception-correction, effective quite apart from either the degree or the direction of the error.  This is its true indiscriminateness. 
  13. 50. The miracle compares what you have made with creation, accepting what is in accord with it as true, and rejecting what is out of accord as false.[1]

[1] A Course in Miracles. Chapter 1:I 38-50. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). pp. 5-6.

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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