Wednesday, December 29, 2021

You, too, can work miracles.

You can do anything I ask. I have asked you to perform miracles, and have made it clear that miracles are natural, corrective, healing and universal. There is nothing they cannot do, but they cannot be performed in the spirit of doubt or fear. When you are afraid of anything, you are acknowledging its power to hurt you. Remember that where your heart is, there is your treasure also. You believe in what you value. If you are afraid, you are valuing wrongly. Your understanding will then inevitably value wrongly, and by endowing all thoughts with equal power will inevitably destroy peace. That is why the Bible speaks of “the peace of God which passeth understanding.” This peace is totally incapable of being shaken by errors of any kind. It denies the ability of anything not of God to affect you. This is the proper use of denial. It is not used to hide anything, but to correct error. It brings all error into the light, and since error and darkness are the same, it corrects error automatically. T-2.II.1:1-14

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

This is a very rich passage and it is quoted in its entirety because to deconstruct it seems to dilute its message.There are several points being made. First, we all can be miracle workers. All we need to do is decide to refocus from the world of the ego to the world of Spirit.. Second, the power to do miracles comes from giving up fear that anything in the world of the ego can hurt what we really are. Third, when we experience fear it is because we have given value to wrong things. When we value the right things we experience peace. Fourth, to deny the value of wrong things of the ego is the proper use of denial because denial is not being used to hide anything real but to allow the awareness of Unconditional love to arise.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step one, that we admit we are powerless over the things of the ego and in step three that we make a decision to turn our willfulness over to our Higher power or as they say in A Course In Miracles to work a miracle.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us to the world of Spirit, unconditional love, from the world ot the ego which is conditional love.

Today, we can recognize and acknowledge that we can work miracles by refocusing from the things of the ego to the things of Spirit, from conditional love to unconditional love. Begin with yourself and move outward from there.

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