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Miracle Principle 45

Miracle 45: 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. (T-1.I.45:1-2)


Fortunately, to lose something does not mean that it has gone. It merely means that you do not remember where it is. Its existence does not depend on your ability to identify it, or even to place it. (T-3.VI.9:3-5)

The children of God are holy and the miracle honors their holiness, which can be hidden but never lost. (T-1.31:3)

That the miracle may have effects on your brothers that you may not recognize is not your concern. The miracle will always bless you. Miracles you are not asked to perform have not lost their value. They are still expressions of your own state of grace, but the action aspect of the miracle should be controlled by Jesus because of his complete awareness of the whole plan. The impersonal nature of miracle-mindedness ensures your grace, but only he is in a position to know where they can be bestowed. (T-1.III.8:1-5)

Nothing that is good can be lost because it comes from the Holy Spirit, the Voice for creation. Nothing that is not good was ever created, and therefore cannot be protected. (T-5.IV.1:7-8)

Be confident that you have never lost your Identity and the extensions which maintain It in wholeness and peace. Miracles are an expression of this confidence. (T-7.IX.7:1-2)

Miracles demonstrate that learning has occurred under the right guidance, for learning is invisible and what has been learned can be recognized only by its results. Its generalization is demonstrated as you use it in more and more situations. You will recognize that you have learned there is no order of difficulty in miracles when you apply them to all situations. There is no situation to which miracles do not apply, and by applying them to all situations you will gain the real world. For in this holy perception you will be made whole, and the Atonement will radiate from your acceptance of it for yourself to everyone the Holy Spirit sends you for your blessing. In every child of God His blessing lies, and in your blessing of the children of God is His blessing to you. (T-12.VII.1:1-6)

Everyone in the world must play his part in its redemption, in order to recognize that the world has been redeemed. You cannot see the invisible. Yet if you see its effects you know it must be there. By perceiving what it does, you recognize its being. And by what it does, you learn what it is. You cannot see your strengths, but you gain confidence in their existence as they enable you to act. And the results of your actions you can see. (T-12.VII.2:1-7)

The Holy Spirit is invisible, but you can see the results of His Presence, and through them you will learn that He is there. What He enables you to do is clearly not of this world, for miracles violate every law of reality as this world judges it. Every law of time and space, of magnitude and mass is transcended, for what the Holy Spirit enables you to do is clearly beyond all of them. Perceiving His results, you will understand where He must be, and finally know what He is. (T-12.VII.3:1-4)

You cannot see the Holy Spirit but you can see His manifestations. Unless you do, you will not realize He is there. Miracles are His witnesses. You can be aware of what you do not see through these witnesses. As your function in Heaven is creation, so your function on earth is healing. God shares His function with you in Heaven, and the Holy Spirit shares His with you on earth. As long as you believe you have other functions, so long will you need correction. For this belief is the destruction of peace, a goal in direct opposition to the Holy Spirit’s purpose of peace. (T-12.VII.4:1-10)

You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of yourself, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God’s keeping, and needs no guide. Yet this wild and delusional thought needs help because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery. This is the little part you think you stole from Heaven. Give it back to Heaven. Heaven has not lost it, but you have lost sight of Heaven. Let the Holy Spirit remove it from the withered kingdom in which you set it off, surrounded by darkness, guarded by attack and reinforced by hate. Within its barricades lies a tiny segment of the Son of God, complete and holy, serene and unaware of what you think surrounds it. (T-18.IX.1:1-10) Set it free!

Remember the Kingdom always, and remember that you who are part of the Kingdom cannot be lost. The Mind that was in Jesus is in you, for God creates with perfect fairness. (T-5.VI.3:1-2)

Only in time can anything be lost, and it is never lost forever. Each miracle of joining is a mighty herald of eternity. No one who has a single purpose, unified and sure, can be afraid. No one who shares his purpose with him can not be one with him. (T-20.V.1:4-8)

Nothing is lost to you in all the universe. Nothing that God created has He failed to lay before you lovingly, as yours forever. And no Thought within His Mind is absent from your own. It is His Will you share His Love for you, and look upon yourself as lovingly as He conceived of you before the world began, and as He knows you still. God does not change His Mind about His Son with each passing circumstance. They have no meaning in eternity where He abides, and you abide with Him. Your brother is as He created him. And this saves you from a world that He did not create. (T-24.VI.3:1-7)

It does not matter if another thinks your gifts unworthy. In his mind there is a part that joins with yours in thanking you. Or if your gifts seem lost and ineffectual, still they are received where they are given. In your gratitude they are accepted universally, and thankfully acknowledged by the Heart of God Himself. And would you take them back, when He has gratefully accepted them? (W-197.4:1-6) Yet you will never realize His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your never-ending joy -- while you forgive but to attack again. (W-197.5:1-3)

The best defense, as always, is not to attack another’s position, but to protect your own. (T-3.I.2:1)

As every gift my brothers give is mine, so every gift I give belongs to me. Each one allows a past mistake to go, and leave no shadow on the holy mind my Father loves. His grace is given me in every gift a brother has received throughout all time, and past all time as well. (W-316.1:1-3)

It is not the function of God’s teachers to evaluate the outcome of their gifts, only to give them. In so doing they have also given the outcome, for that is part of the gift. No one can give truly if he is concerned with the result of giving. That is a limitation on the giving itself; neither the giver nor the receiver would have the gift. Trust is an essential part of giving, the part that makes sharing possible, that guarantees the giver will not lose, but only gain. Who gives a gift and then remains with it to be sure it is used as the giver deems appropriate? Such is not giving but imprisoning. (M-6.3:1-8)

It is the relinquishing of all concern about the gift that makes it truly given, and trust that makes true giving possible. Healing is the change of mind that the Holy Spirit in the patient’s mind is seeking, and it is the Holy Spirit in the mind of the giver Who gives the gift to him. How can it be lost? Ineffectual? Wasted? God’s treasure house can never be empty. And if one gift is missing, it would not be full. Yet is its fullness guaranteed by God. What concern, then, can a teacher of God have about what becomes of his gifts? Given by God to God, who in this holy exchange can receive less than everything when only GOD IS? (M-6.4:1-12)

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