Sunday, January 21, 2018

You don't have to wait for miracles

Unitarian Universalists don't believe in getting people into heaven. They believe in getting heaven into people. Jesus said in His great prayer, "...on earth as it is in heaven." On the path of the spirit we become aware of the miracles all around us in the here and now.

Do miracles happen instantaneously or do you have to wait for them?

They happen instantaneously. If fact they are there already, all you are doing is finally recognizing what has been there all along. In A Course In Miracles this recognition is called the Holy Instant.

If you are waiting, there is something blocking your awareness and most likely it is fear or grievance. Succumbing to fear and grievance is what you experience as a sacrifice preventing your awareness of the miracle. The Holy Spirit knows nothing of sacrifice. Sacrifice is the work of the ego not of God.

And so, to experience the miracle, letting go of fear and grievance is necessary and something only the individual can do. The Holy Spirit will never force or impose anything on us. This letting go is called forgiveness.

Who or what do you need to forgive today to experience more peace and joy in your life?

Bruce Cockburn Waiting For A Miracle


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