Miracle Principle 2
Principle 2: Miracles as such do not matter. The only thing that matters is their Source, Which is far beyond evaluation. (T-1.I.2)
Since miracles are corrections of false perception, it follows, then, that miracles are not needed in Heaven where everything is perfect already. In Heaven you return to your original form of communication with God by direct revelation.
Yet miracles are very much appreciated in a world perceived with errors and misperceptions. Errors require correction to arrive at truth. And how better to correct these errors than through miracles directed by Jesus, yes, the very Jesus who knows what it is like to abide with us in this world for a while? If anyone knows the importance of miracles here, it is he -- the one who loves and heals and teaches and demonstrates the truth that will set us free of the errors that so often appear to bind us. And how gracious of him to continue helping us even today to see the true from the false, to rise above the battlefield and to take our rightful place with the Father in Heaven -- as this is what truly matters: remembering we are One with God Who is our Father.
Miracles awaken you to your Source, to God. Miracles are thus a means and not an end, and as such do not matter once the purpose for them is gone. Miracles are the means of achieving release from fear. Revelation, a state in which fear has already been abolished, is the end. The miracle is much like the body in that both are learning aids for facilitating a state in which they become unnecessary. Once all errors of misperception have been corrected, what will a miracle avail us then? Thus, miracles should inspire gratitude rather than awe.
The children of God are holy and the miracle honors their holiness, which can be hidden but never lost. An error merely temporarily clouds the holiness of God's children, and the miracle reveals the light of innocence once again. Yet even these errors are only visible to eyes that cannot see. Christ's Vision sees through all errors of misperception to the truth of God's Son.
Our emphasis is now on healing the mind of misperceptions gathered throughout its imagined journey into the world of illusions and dreams, and on restoring the mind to truth. The miracle is the means to healing, or to unlearning or correcting the errors that hide the truth. Healing and Atonement are identical. So, the miracle acts as a catalyst to break up erroneous perception, to complete the chain of the Atonement (the undoing of error), and thus to reach knowledge of the Divine Order which is the end we seek. Yet until perception has been organized properly, knowledge of the Divine Order is impossible.
Perception is a continual process of accepting and rejecting, organizing and reorganizing, shifting and changing. Evaluation is an essential part of perception, because judgments are necessary in order to select. Yet neither perception nor judgment is an attribute of God. God, our Source, cannot be evaluated, because evaluation is an essential part of perception, and perception is not a part of God. Truth, The Source, the Creator is far beyond evaluation, far beyond the universe, and God can only be remembered, can only be known. It is this that our website is dedicated to helping our brothers do -- to remember and to know God and live happily in eternity with Him forever.
Only the Thoughts of God are true . . . as is the holy Source from Which they came. Truth can only be known. It cannot be perceived. Yet right or true perception necessarily precedes knowledge. Perception is not an attribute of God, yet true perception is a steppingstone to receiving knowledge of the Divine Order. It will lead you to the very gates of Heaven where you can then be led to the Creator of Life, the Source of everything that lives, the Father of the universe, and of the universe of universes, and of everything that lies beyond them.
Allow miracles to clear your mind of all blockages, so you may enter the Presence of Love -- where GOD IS.
Father, we thank You for the light that shines forever in us. And we honor it, because You share it with us. We are one, united in this light and one with You, at peace with all creation and ourselves. Amen.