Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Daily Reflections, Day Twenty one, Universalism is the religion of the miracle.
Day Twenty One
Universalism is the religion of the miracle.
“Miracles transcend the body. They are sudden shifts into invisibility, away from the bodily level. That is why they heal.” ACIM, T-1.1.17:1-3
Our bodies are constantly changing as we age. Our minds constantly change as our desires focus on different idols, thoughts, beliefs, and values. Our social status and prestige change because of various circumstances.
What we call “life” is constantly changing in the world of the ego. A Course In Miracles teaches us that what is happening in the world of the ego isn’t real. It is an illusion. We are dreaming. We are seeing shadows on Plato’s cave wall.
Miracles have nothing to do with the world of the ego. A miracle is a shift from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit. We catch a glimpse behind the curtain. We see beyond what Christians call “this veil of tears.”
This shift to the world of unconditional Love from the world of pain, suffering, guilt, fear, resentment, is indeed a miracle.
Today, we should ask ourselves, “What is it that we want to see?”
We can choose. We have the power to love or to hate, to fear or to surrender, to be guilty or forgive. It is as easy as that, making a choice. Knowing that we have a choice and using our power to choose, is the miracle. The miracle is not anything that we do, but rather a removing of the blocks and obstacles to our awareness of Love’s presence which is our natural inheritance.
The Univeralists have taught this but few understand it. Universalism is a religion of the miracle.