As you know, I’m a big fan of the book, A Course in Miracles (ACIM), which is often described as a self-study curriculum designed to help the reader experience personal transformation.
In Chapter 1, it literally defines miracles. (Isn’t that so cool!?) There are 50 points, or ways that miracles are described. I've chosen my top 5 to share here:
1. 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)
That last sentence is balm to my heart, the gentle reminder that love heals all.
I recently listened to a podcast in which they quoted from Martin Luther King’s 1967 speech to the 11th Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In it he said,
“…I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems. And I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn't popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I'm not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I'm talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate. I've seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I've seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate, myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities, and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love."
Talk about a miracle worker.
2. Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of a communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed. (11)
In other words, don’t underestimate the power of prayer! Everything is mind, and everything is being created by mind. So, use your thoughts, and prayers to open up to the Oneness, and co-create exactly what you want life to be, full of peace, love, solidarity, kindness, and respect.
3. 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. (16)
If this isn’t a universal spiritual principle, what is? In every major world religion, from Christianity to Buddhism, we hear this, right? And yet, it’s good to be constantly reminded.
4. 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. (20)
Part of our job is to always remember that we are spirit beings having a human experience. We feel trapped and limited when that thinking is reversed. This definition of a miracle is an invitation to remember who you truly are.
5. A major contribution of miracles is their strength in releasing you from your false sense of isolation, deprivation and lack. (42)
The core of our pain is that we feel alone, lost, or disconnected. When we remember that this is absolutely NOT true, it invites us to reconnect to the One-ness, the refuge of being part of it all.
As ACIM reminds us, “If you knew Who walked beside you at all times; On this Path that you have chosen; You could never experience fear or doubt again.”
So what do you say? Ready to embrace your new role as a miracle worker?
Not only will it transform your life but the entire world, and we really need that right now. I can’t even go outside because the smoke from the wildfires is so thick!
Not only is your soul shouting for this shift, so is our planet. It’s time for us to up-level our collective consciousness!
Will you help?
I’m all in and right here with ya.
So stay in touch!