Sunday, October 24, 2021

We can be an extension of God’s love into the world.


Miracles enable you to heal the sick and raise the dead because you made sickness and death yourself, and can therefore abolish both. You are a miracle, capable of creating in the likeness of your Creator. Everything else is your own nightmare, and does not exist. Only the creations of light are real. T-1.1.24: 1-4

The miracles Jesus performs in the bible are usually read and understood as a magic show. Jesus is portrayed as a magician with supernatural powers that defy the laws of nature. In a sense this is true if one considers miracles are of the mind and not of the body.


The metaphysics of A Course In Miracles teaches that the laws of nature in the world of the ego are a social construction and aren’t real and don't exist in the spiritual realm. The miracle is the shift in perception from the world of the ego in the physical realm to the world of the spirit in the spiritual realm. Jesus’ miracles are all acts of love and therein lies the miracle.


In Alcoholics Anonymous when we carry the message of spiritual awakening we have learned from the program to others as it is suggested in step twelve, we are working miracles. Recovery for many people, and those who love them, seems like a miracle after the hell they have been living in.

 

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and this search, eventually, takes us to the world of the spirit from the world of the ego. The world of the spirit is where Unconditional Love abides as the Universalists taught and preached. The teaching of Universalism, though, has fallen on deaf ears and blind eyes and when one awakens to the meaning of the teaching, a miracle has occurred.


Today, we are encouraged to recognize that we have a choice in which realm we choose to function: in the realm of the ego or the realm of the Spirit. When we choose the realm of the spirit, miracles abound as a manifestation of who we really are, an extension of God’s unconditional love into the world.


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