. What are Miracles?
In the Course, the word “miracle” has a special meaning. The central idea is that there is no order in miracles. If a miracle should be possible at all, then it can change all things, how big or difficult they may look like. It’s not about to change the world according to our own desires. Miracles, as understood in the Course, overcome illusions and bring us therefore closer to reality; that´s why our miracles are not important in themselves. It is important, however, to recognize their source, which is far beyond any evaluation. Therefore, miracles are here not considered to be something special, they are, on the contrary, a natural process, because they represent reality within a world of illusions. They are expressions of a love that connects us all.
Miracles are an expression of life itself, as well as the voice that inspires them. As we said, miracles become the voice of the Holy Spirit and a personal guide of the student of the Course. The aim of the Course is an ongoing listening to this inner voice and thus the ability to be truly helpful.
Miracles should not be subject to conscious control. They must involuntarily since they follow a plan that we can not know on earth, due to the limitations we have imposed unto ourselves in this world. Miracles are the right of all people, for they help to cure a deficiency under which almost all suffer. They bring the giver and the receiver more love. They should not be used as a spectacle. They have no place at fairs, because they are played out in the inconspicuous, on an interpersonal level, in the world of feelings and thoughts. Nevertheless, prayers are important for miracles.
We have to ask for miracles, for they represent a communication between heaven and earth. They change time by shortening the timeline that extends from now until the end of this space-time continuum. In other words, with the help of miracles that are unlimited in numbers, we can return to heaven faster. They free us of the past and free our mind for the future. They testify to the truth. It does need faith to let them happen. Each day should be spent with miracles. They are part of the curriculum. They shift the awareness from the visible to the invisible and show the unreality of the physical plane. This makes them heal. They provide a service; they are an act of love and reassure donors and the recipient of the intrinsic value they both have in the eyes of God.
Miracles can unite the mind of a whole group of people with God. They show that the mind is the medium of truth and not the body. Miracles do need forgiveness. Without forgiveness they can not happen. Miracles create fear in those who are afraid of the light, because they believe to be guilty. Only when they realize they’re innocent, can they let go of their fears of the light and surrender to it. Miracles give us the opportunity to heal, because we have introduced the idea of disease into our perception.
Quotes out of: The Course Of Miracles: