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Miracle Principle 42

Principle 42: A major contribution of miracles is their strength in releasing you from your false sense of isolation, deprivation and lack. (T-1.I.42)


“I (Jesus) am come as a light into a world that does deny itself everything. It does this simply by dissociating itself from everything. It is therefore an illusion of isolation, maintained by the fear of the same loneliness that is its illusion.” (T-8.IV.2:1-3)

“I (Jesus) said that I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. That is why I am the light of the world. If I am with you in the loneliness of the world, the loneliness is gone. You cannot maintain the illusion of loneliness if you are not alone.” (T-8.IV.2:4-7)

“My (Jesus’) purpose, then, is still to overcome the world. I do not attack it, but my light must dispel it because of what it is. Light does not attack darkness, but it does shine it away. If my light goes with you everywhere, you shine it away with me. The light becomes ours, and you cannot abide in darkness any more than darkness can abide wherever you go. The remembrance of me is the remembrance of yourself, and of Him Who sent me to you.” (T-8.IV.2:8-13)

“You were in darkness until God’s Will was done completely by any part of the Sonship. When this was done, it was perfectly accomplished by all. How else could it be perfectly accomplished? My (Jesus’) mission was simply to unite the will of the Sonship with the Will of the Father by being aware of the Father’s Will myself. This is the awareness I came to give you, and your problem in accepting it is the problem of this world.” (T-8.IV.3:15)

“If you will accept the fact that I (Jesus) am with you, you are denying the world and accepting God. My will is His, and your decision to hear me is the decision to hear His Voice and abide in His Will. As God sent me to you so will I send you to others. And I will go to them with you, so we can teach them peace and union.” (T-8.IV.3:8-11)

“Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you want to have it of me, you must give it. That is why healing is a collaborative venture. I (Jesus) can tell you what to do, but you must collaborate by believing that I know what you should do. Only then will your mind choose to follow me. Without this choice you could not be healed because you would have decided against healing, and this rejection of my decision for you makes healing impossible. My decision cannot overcome yours, because yours is as powerful as mine. I can offer my strength to make yours invincible, but I cannot oppose your decision without competing with it and thereby violating God’s Will for you.” (T-8.IV.4:1-4,8-11;5:9,14)

What is the Will of God? He wills His Son have everything. And this He guaranteed when He created him as everything. It is impossible that anything be lost, if what you have is what you are. This is the miracle by which creation became your function, sharing it with God. Here does the Son of God ask not too much, but far too little. He would sacrifice his own identity with everything, to find a little treasure of his own. And this he cannot do without a sense of isolation, loss and loneliness. This is the treasure he has sought to find. And he could only be afraid of it. Is fear a treasure? Can uncertainty be what you want? Or is it a mistake about your will, and a mistake about what you really are? (T-26.VII.11:1-5,7-14

If creation is sharing, it can share only what it is. Depression is isolation, so it could not have been created. Sickness is isolation also, for it seems to keep one self apart from all the rest, to suffer what the others do not feel. An unholy relationship is a state of isolation as well. (T-10.V.5:6-8;W-137.2:1-2;T-20.VI.4,5,6)

Do not seek to lay the blame for deprivation on the past, for the past is gone. You cannot really not let go what has already gone. (T-16.VII.2:9-10) If your brothers are part of you and you blame them for your deprivation, you are blaming yourself. And you cannot blame yourself without blaming them. That is why blame must be undone, not seen elsewhere. Only the ego blames at all. Self-blame is therefore ego identification, and as much an ego defense as blaming others. You cannot enter God’s Presence if you attack His Son, even if that Son is YOU. (T-11.IV.5:1-8)

There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet. And the ones who walk the world as you do recognize their own. Since sacrifice and deprivation are paths that lead nowhere, they are choices for defeat. Between these paths there is another road that leads away from loss of every kind. All deprivation and sacrifice step back as truth comes forth in you, to lead your brothers from the ways of death, and set them on the way to happiness. Their suffering is an illusion. Yet they need a guide to lead them out of it, for they have mistaken illusion for the truth. This is the way appointed for you now. (W-155.1:1-4,7:2,5:1,7:3-5,5:2)

Those who witness for Jesus are expressing, through their miracles, that they have abandoned the belief in deprivation in favor of the abundance they have learned belongs to them. (T-1.IV.4:8)

“I (Jesus) said before that of yourself you can do nothing, but you are not of yourself. If you were, what you have made would be true, and you could never escape. It is because you did not make yourself that you need be troubled over nothing.” (T-10.V.5:1-3)

You will not make decisions by yourself whatever you decide. For they are made with spirit or with ego, and which you choose will tell you what to do. Your day is not at random. It is set by what you choose to live it with, and how the friend whose counsel you have sought perceives your happiness. You always ask advice before you decide on anything. You and your adviser must agree on what you want before it can occur. It is but this agreement that permits all things to happen. Nothing can be caused without agreement, be it with a dream of judgment or the Voice for God. (T-30.I.14:7-9)

Decisions cause results because they are not made in isolation. They are made by you and your adviser, for yourself and for the world as well. This day you want you offer to the world, for it will be what you have asked for. What kind of day will you decide to have? (T-30.I.16:5-9 Rules for Decision)

It needs but two who would have happiness this day to promise it to all the world. It needs but two to understand that they cannot decide alone, to guarantee the joy they asked for will be wholly shared. For they have understood the basic law that makes decision powerful, and gives it all effects that it will ever have. It needs but two. These two are joined before there can be a decision. Let this be the one reminder that you keep in mind and you will have the day you want, and give it to the world by having it yourself. Your judgment has been lifted from the world by your decision for a happy day. And as you have received, so must you give. (T-30.I.17:1-8)

I was mistaken when I thought I lived apart from God, a separate entity that moved in isolation, unattached, and housed within a body. Now I know my life is God’s. I have no other home, and I do not exist apart from Him. He has no Thoughts that are not part of me, and I have none but those which are of Him, as only GOD IS. (W-223.1:1-3)


Our Father, let us see the face of Christ instead of our mistakes. For we who are Your holy Son are sinless. We would look upon our sinlessness, for guilt proclaims that we are not Your Son. And we would not forget You longer. We are lonely here, and long for Heaven, where we are at home. Today we would return. Our Name is Yours, and we acknowledge that we are Your Son. Amen. (W-223.2:1-7)

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