The other morning I turned the page for my new lesson in A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and here is what it said; “I am entitled to miracles.”
First because I love that idea, and second because it felt so timely, given that Christmas and Chanukah are right around the corner.
I’ve always been fascinated with miracles, magic and what seemed like “other-worldly stuff.” To me, miracles were the foray of Gods, of holy people, of wonder. They weren’t something that a mere mortal such as myself could perform.
Until I learned more - that we, you and I, co-create our world with God.
One thing that I really appreciate about A Course in Miracles it that it’s like a handbook for how to do that. In fact, on page 3 it details 50 principles to describe a miracle!
Here Are my Top 10 Definitions of a Miracle
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.
2. 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 miracle.
3. 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 love is expressed.
4. Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal order.
They are always affirmation of rebirth, which seem to go back but really go forward. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future.
5. Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating it it as blessed to give as to receive.
They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply strength to the receiver.
6. 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.
7. 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 miracle.
8. Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness.
Through miracles you accept God's forgiveness by extending it to others.
9. The miracle acknowledges everyone as your brother and mine.
It is a way of perceiving the universal mark of God.
10. 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.
As we head into the holidays, think about Jesus as an example of one who recognized his own divinity.
Why not embrace your own ability to manifest miracles?
Be love, share love and open up to the wonderment of life this season.
Use prayer to set intention and visualize perfect healing, manifestation or whatever it is that your life needs.
You can do this – it is your nature and right. And as we are taught in ACIM, “Miracles are natural. When they do not occur, something has gone wrong."