“There is no order of difficulty in miracles.
One is not “harder” or “bigger” than another. They are all the same.
All expressions of love are maximal.”
High Point, North Carolina
I won’t share from A Course in Miracles every day, but I’m making it a central practice for 2017. Not a belief system, a practice. I’m trying-and-seeing, simply pulled toward this now. Although I find some of the lines and exercises in The Course incredibly strange, others resonate strongly and immediately, like the quote above, and also:
- Miracles as such do not matter. The only thing that matters is their Source, Which is far beyond evaluation
- Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.(snip)
- Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are always miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws. They bring more love both to the giver and the receiver.
[this is actually #9. Full list is on Wikipedia]
- The miracle is a learning device that lessens the need for time. It establishes an out-of-pattern time interval not under the usual laws of time. In this sense it is timeless.
To this list I will add one from my own experience, as someone for whom dreaming is a path:
- Miracles are like dreams. They have no origin as such. They unpack forward and backward, open on all sides. This is why The Course describes them as expressions of timelessness.