Tuesday, November 23, 2021

It is not in what we think but how we think that makes the miraculous difference.



The miracle compares what you have made with creation, accepting what is in accord with it as true, and rejecting what is out of accord as false. T-1.1.50


The miracle is the shift in perception from the world of the ego to the world of Spirit or from conditional love to unconditional love. When we shift to unconditional love we realize that what we formerly believed, that we could be happy if only other people and things would change, is false, and that unconditional love is already available to us as our natural inheritance.


In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and mediation. When this conscious contact occurs we experience a miracle and realize that what we thought was true in the world of the ego is, in fact, an illusion brought about by our “stinkin thinkin.”


In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. It is this perception of every person’s inherent worth and dignity which is miraculous. Nothing external to us changed; we changed our minds about what we wanted to perceive and focus on. It is this switch in our intentional perception that is miraculous.


Today it is suggested in this last miracle principle, 50 out of 50, that it is a miracle when we change not what we think but how we think. It is in our thinking that our perceptions occur. We now realize that we are capable of miracles.

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