Text, Chapter 1, Section V: Wholeness and Spirit
1. The miracle is much like the body in that both are learning aids for facilitating a state in which they become unnecessary. When the spirit's original state of direct communication is reached, neither the body nor the miracle serves any purpose. While you believe you are in a body, however, you can choose between loveless and miraculous channels of expression. You can make an empty shell, but you cannot express nothing at all. You can wait, delay, paralyze yourself, or reduce your creativity almost to nothing, but you cannot abolish it. You can destroy your medium of communication (the body), but not your potential; you did not create yourself.
2. The basic decision of the miracle-minded is not to wait on time any longer than is necessary. Time can waste as well as be wasted. The miracle-minded recognizes that every collapse of time (time is not real) brings everyone closer to the ultimate release from time, in which the Son and the Father are one. Equality does not imply equality now. When everyone recognizes that he has everything, individual contributions to the Sonship will no longer be necessary.
3. When the Atonement has been completed, all talents will be shared by all the Sons of God (and I am not referring to dancing or artistic endeavors, etc., but to creativity in the spirit). God is not partial. All His children have His total Love, and all His gifts are freely given to everyone alike. "Except ye become as little children" means that unless you fully recognize your complete dependence on God, you cannot know the real power of the Son in his true relationship with the Father. The specialness of God's Sons does not stem from exclusion but from inclusion. If you believe that you are deprived of anything, your perception becomes distorted, and the entire Sonship is impaired in its relationships. Know then, that YOU HAVE EVERYTHING; nothing is omitted.
4. Ultimately, every member of the family of God must return. The miracle calls him to return because it blesses and honors him, even though he may be absent in spirit. "God is not mocked" is not a warning but a reassurance. God would be mocked if any of His creations lacked holiness. The creation is whole, and the mark of wholeness is holiness. Miracles are affirmations of Sonship, which is a state of completion and abundance.
5. Whatever is true is eternal and cannot change or be changed. Spirit is therefore unalterable because it is already perfect, but the mind can elect what it chooses to serve. The only limit put on its choice is that it cannot serve two masters. If it elects to do so, the mind can become the medium by which spirit creates along the line of its own creation. If it does not freely elect to do so, it retains its creative potential but places itself under tyrannous rather than Authoritative control. As a result it imprisons, but you can change your mind and free yourself by placing your mind at the disposal of true Authority. (Would you rather serve the solidity of spirit, or the capriciousness of ego? The answer is obvious.)
6. The miracle is a sign that the mind has chosen to be led by Jesus in Christ's service. The abundance of Christ is the natural result of choosing to follow Him. All shallow roots must be uprooted, because they are not deep enough to sustain you. The illusion that shallow roots can be deepened, and thus made to hold, is one of the distortions on which the reverse of the Golden Rule rests. As these false underpinnings are given up, the equilibrium is temporarily experienced as unstable. However, nothing is less stable than an upside-down orientation. Nor can anything that holds it upside down be conducive to increased stability. (Save time and choose well whom you will serve this day.)
(Continue to Text, Chapter 1, Section VI: The illusion of Needs)