Monday, November 2, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #77, I am entitled to miracles.


 Lesson #77
I am entitled to miracles.

What is a miracle as defined by A Course In Miracles? It is a shift in perception and understanding from the world of the ego to the world of the spirit. A miracle is a healing in which we understand ourselves to be a manifestation of the non dualistic Oneness which some call “God,” others our “Higher Power.” Luke Skywalker called it the “force.” A miracle is what we called in the 60s “cosmic consciousness.” A miracle occurred when the monk asked the hot dog vendor to “make me one with everything.” When the monk paid the hot dog vendor $5.00 for a $2.50 hot dog and when the vendor didn’t give the monk his change, the monk asked the vendor, “Excuse me sir where is my change?” The hot dog vendor said, “Monk, you should know better than anyone that change comes from within.”

Miracles occur when we look at the devastation and insanity in the world of the ego and say to ourselves “This, too, shall pass,” and we rise above the tragedy on the ego plane and shift our awareness to the Spirit plane where Love is manifested and we are instantly healed and peace and bliss manifest themselves. Even in dying, we say, “Rest in peace,” R.I.P. and even though the body dies, the spirit, the soul, merges with the Cosmic Consciousness.

In Alcoholics Anonymous we are encouraged in step eleven to seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand God, praying for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. It is in the realm of the interdependent web which is beyond the path of the ego where miracles occur. We realize that our souls transcend the travails of the world. We come to realize that we are souls in a body not a body with a soul.

Today, we are asked to remind ourselves and be mindful that we are entitled to miracles. All we need do is make the choice for the world of Love rather than the world of the idols of the ego.

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