Re: [MOL] Principles of Miracles 
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Re: [MOL] Principles of Miracles
Indeed this message is very profound and just and gratifying. WE all
tend to look for and seek miracles and indeed there has been and
continues to be many. I would disagree on one matter of the miracle
message and that is when it mentioned that "Miracles as such do not
matter. The only thing that matters is their Source,
Which is far beyond evaluation." I would say that miracles do most
certainly matter for it is the miracle that embodies the importance of
why and how it happened and to whom it happened and was experienced by.
It is the miracle for which we are able to spiritually and intelligently
experience our very ability to heal and enjoy life more. yes it is
important to know the source, but it is more important to appreciate
the result of the miracle and spiritually understand that most if not
all miracles are provided from God and within our inner wisdom of
determination. The bind that is placed between God and ones strength
within manifests the very embodiment of that miracle. Yes, it is
important to understand that miracles do matter as do so similarly and
equally important that is pointed out in the message. Thank you for
listening to one who has been blessed by many miracles.....the miracle
of life, the miracle of now, the miracle of good health, the miracle of
a great loving woman and the miracle of friendship from so many as
yourself. Miracles to me does matter and I thank God from whom the
miracle came. HOpe I am making myself clear as I do not debate any of
what is mentioned. I only wish to offer more in the way of thought about
miracles. The message is very profound as is devine, intelligent and
true. It is the principles that provide us HOPE. Thank you.
God Bless YOu All
> >From OncoLink (Univ of Pa Hosp) -- Spirituality:
> Principles of Miracles
> Authors: Foundation for Inner Peace
> Posting Date - 1994
> Copyright © 1976, Foundation for Inner Peace
> >From the ACIM: Text of the Course in Miracles, Page: 1
> There is no order of difficulty in miracles. One is not "harder" or "bigger"
> than another. They are all the same. All expressions of love are maximal.
> Miracles as such do not matter. The only thing that matters is their Source,
> Which is far beyond evaluation.
> Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love
> that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a
> All miracles mean life, and God is the Giver of life. His Voice will direct
> you very specifically. You will be told all you need to know.
> Miracles are habits, and should be involuntary. They should not be under
> conscious control. Consciously selected miracles can be misguided.
> Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.
> Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first.
> Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are per- formed by
> those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.
> Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are
> always miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws.
> They bring more love both to the giver AND the receiver.
> The use of miracles as spectacles to induce belief is a mis- understanding of
> their purpose.
> Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the
> created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through
> miracles loves is expressed.
> Miracles are thoughts. Thoughts can represent the lower or bodily level of
> experience, or the higher or spiritual level of experience. One makes the
> physical, and the other creates the spiritual.
> Miracles ar both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal
> order. They are always affirmations of rebirth, which seem to go back but
> really go forward. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the
> Miracles bear witness to truth. They are convincing because they arise from
> conviction. Without conviction they deteriorate into magic, which is mindless
> and therefore destructive; or rather, the uncreative use of mind.
> Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable you
> to learn how to use time constructively. It is thus a teaching device and a
> means to an end. Time will cease when it is no longer userful in facilitating
> Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating it is as blessed to give as
> to receive. They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply
> strength to the receiver.
> Miracles transcend the body. They are sudden shifts into invisibility, away
> from the bodily level. That is why they heal.
> A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service you can render to another.
> It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself. You recognize your own and
> your neighbor's worth simultaneously.
> Miracles make minds one in God. They depend on cooperation because the
> Sonship is the sum of all that God created. Miracles therefore reflect the
> laws of eternity, not of time.
> Miracles reawaken the awareness that the spirit, not the body, is the altar
> of truth. This is the recognition that leads to the healing power of the
> Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness. Through miracles you accept God's
> forgiveness by extending it to others.
> Miracles are associated with fear only because of the belief that darkness
> can hide. You believe that what your physical eyes cannot see does not exist.
> This leads to a denial of spiritual sight.
> Miracles rearrange perception and place all levels in true perspective. This
> is healing because sickness comes from confusing the levels.
> 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
> Miracles are part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which, when
> completed, is the Atonement. Atonement works all the time and in all the
> dimensions of time.
> Miracles represent freedom from fear. "Atoning" means "undoing." The undoing
> of fear is an essential part of the Atonement value of miracles.
> A miracle is a universal blessing from God through me to all my brothers. It
> is the privilege of the forgiven to forgive.
> Miracles are a way of earning release from fear. Revelation induces a state
> in which fear has already been abolished. Miracles are thus a means and
> revelation is an end.
> Miracles praise God through you. They praise Him by honoring His creations,
> affirming their perfection. They heal because they deny body-identification
> and affirm spirit-identification.
> By recognizing spirit, miracles adjust the levels of perception and show them
> in propr alignment. This places spirit at the center, where it can
> communicate directly.
> Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe. You should thank God for what you
> really are. The children of God are holy and the miracle honors their
> holiness, which can be hidden but never lost.
> I inspire all miracles, which are really intercessions. They intercede for
> your holiness and make your perceptions holy. By placing you beyond the
> physical laws they raise you into the sphere of celestial order. In this
> order you ARE perfect.
> Miracles honor you because you are lovable. They dispel illusions about
> yourself and perceive the light in you. They thus atone for your errors by
> freeing you from your nightmares. By releasing your mind from the
> imprisonment of your illusions, they restore your sanity.
> Miracles restore the mind to its fullness. By atoning for lack they establish
> perfect protection. The spirit's strength leaves no room for intrusions.
> Miracles are expressions of love, but they may not always have observable
> Miracles are examples of right thinking, aligning your perceptions with truth
> as God created it.
> A miracle is a correction introduced into false thinking by me. it acts as a
> catalyst, breaking up erroneous perception and reorganizing it properly. This
> places you under the Atonement principle, where perception is healed. Until
> this has occurred, knowledge of the Divine Order is impossible.
> The Holy Spirit is the mechanism of miracles. He recognizes both God's
> creations and your illusions. He separates the true from the false by His
> ability to perceive totally rather than selectively.
> The miracle dissolves error because the Holy Spirit identifies error as false
> or unreal. This is the same as saying that by perceiving light, darkness
> automatically disappears.
> The miracle acknowledges everyone as your brother and mine. It is a way of
> perceiving the universal mark of God.
> Wholeness is the perceptual content of miracles. They thus correct, or atone
> for, the faulty perception of lack.
> A major contribution of miracles is their strength in releasing you from your
> false sense of isolation, deprivation and lack.
> Miracles arise from a miraculous state of mind, or a state of
> The miracle is an expression of an inner awareness of Christ and the
> acceptance of His Atonement.
> A miracle is never lost. It may touch many people you have not even met, and
> produce undreamed of changes in situations of which you are not even aware.
> The Holy Spirit is the highest communication medium. Miracles do not involve
> this type of communication, because they are TEMPORARY communication devices.
> When you return to your original form of communication with God by direct
> revelation, the need for miracles is over.
> The miracle is a learning device that lessens the need for time. It
> establishes an out-of-pattern time interval not under the usual laws of time.
> In this sense it is timeless.
> The miracle is the only device at your immediate disposal for controlling
> time. Only revelation transcends it, having nothing to do with time at all.
> The miracle makes no distinction among degrees of misperception. It is a
> device for perception-correction, effective quite apart from either the
> degree or the direction of the error. This is its true indiscriminateness.
> 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.
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