Chapter 1:  The Meaning of Miracles

As summarized by www.CarolTallon.com from the original text of A Course in Miracles

Principles of Miracles

  1. There is no order of difficulties in miracles.
  2. It is not the miracle, but rather its source, that matters.
  3. Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
  4. Miracles mean life; life is from God or your Higher Power; you will be told what you need to know, learn and do.
  5. Miracles are habits; they are involuntary and therefore not consciously controlled.
  6. Miracles are natural, when they do not occur, something has gone wrong.
  7. Miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is needed.
  8. Miracles are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less. They heal the perception of lack.
  9. Miracles are an exchange; love goes to the giver and the receiver
  10. The purpose of miracles is not to induce belief.
  11. Prayer is the medium of miracles.
  12. Miracles are thoughts (akin to Law of Attraction teaching).
  13. Miracles are beginnings and endings; they undo the past in the present in order to release our future.
  14. Miracles bear witness to truth. They are convincing because they arose from conviction.
  15. Each day should be devoted to miracles; time exists solely that we might learn how to use it constructively.
  16. Miracles are teaching devices; they simultaneously strengthen the giver and they receiver.
  17. Miracles transcend the body; this is how they bring about healing.
  18. Miracles are a service; reinforcing our worth and the worth of others.
  19. Miracles make all minds one in God.
  20. Miracles reawaken awareness that truth is in Spirit, not body.
  21. Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness; and forgiveness must be extended and accepted ourselves.
  22. Believing that ‘what your eyes don’t see does not exist’ leads to a denial of spiritual sight.
  23. Miracles rearrange perception into its true level, that is, after truth.
  24. Miracles enable you to heal what you yourself created. You are a miracle, capable of creating and only creations of light are real.
  25. Miracles are forgiveness; forgiveness is instrumental in Atonement i.e. to undo.
  26. Miracles represent freedom from fear.
  27. It is the privilege of the forgiven to forgive.
  28. Miracles are a means, revelation is an end.
  29. Miracles praise God through you.
  30. Miracles, by rearranging perception in levels of alignment, place Spirit at the centre.
  31. Miracles should inspire gratitude, not awe.
  32. All miracles are intercessions.
  33. Miracles honour you because you are lovable.
  34. Miracles restore the mind to fullness.
  35. Miracles are expressions of love, yet they might not always have observable effects.
  36. Miracles are examples of right thinking.
  37. Miracles correct false thinking.
  38. Spirit is the mechanism of miracles.
  39. Miracles dissolve errors.
  40. Miracles acknowledge everyone as brothers, or equals, and as one.
  41. Miracles are wholeness; they correct the perception of lack.
  42. Miracles release us from any false sense of isolation, deprivation and lack.
  43. Miracles arise from a miraculous state of mind; be miracle-ready.
  44. Miracles are an expression of awareness of a higher power and Atonement.
  45. A miracle is never lost, it touches many people.
  46. The Holy Spirit is the highest communication medium. Miracles do not involve this type of communication because they are temporary communication devices.  When you return to direct revelation, the need for miracles is over.
  47. Miracles can be learning devices that lessen the need for time.
  48. Following on from this, miracles are the only device for controlling time.
  49. Miracles hold that there is no distinction between degrees of “misperception“.
  50. The miracles compares what you have made with creation, accepting what is in accordance with it as true and rejecting what is out of accord with it as false.
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