Saturday, November 30, 2019

Daily reflections, Day Six, Be Aware Of The Source Of Miracles

Day six
Be aware of the Source of Miracles.

“Miracles as such do not matter. The only thing that matters is their Source, which is far beyond evaluation.” T-1.1:2:1-2

The “miracle” is a shift in perception in our mind from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit. When we shed the ego and become aware of the All we experience the peace of God. 

Principle 2 tells us that this shift in perception, the miracle, doesn’t really matter, because what matters is the Source, or God, or Tao, or the Higher Power, whatever you want to call it. This Source, of course, is beyond evaluation and understanding. We are told in the Tao Te Ching that the Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth while the named is the mother of ten thousand things.

To experience the Source, sit quietly and go within. When we look on things of the world know that they are an illusion we create.

We are instructed in the first lesson in the ACIM workbook, on Day one, to look slowly around and say to yourself, “Nothing I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) means anything.” We are asked in lesson two to say, “I have given everything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) all the meaning it has for me.”

And so, we come to understand that the world of the ego is one of projections. We have been socially conditioned to have names for things and these names, we have been taught, instill in our minds some sort of meaning. This “knowledge” is a social construction. The social construction isn’t real. It’s meaning is only something that I and my fellow humans have given it. These “things” and “meanings” are a part of the separation which I have created with my fellow humans to separate myself and ourselves from the Oneness of God.

In a certain sense we are living a lie until we realize and understand that it is but a lie and that there is another reality we can enter into and start living. It is this awareness of our choice which is the miracle and yet this choice, this miracle of changing my mind is only the means to the End not the End in Itself. The End in Itself is what makes the miracle possible for without it there would be nothing to choose.

Be aware of the Source of Miracles and your choice to live in the world of the Spirit are at One with the All..

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