Insights into the Journey of ACIM – January 2, 2015

There is much to read, take in and absorb in the Course. And in the instant of that acknowledgement there is only truth to know. And it is simple but not easy.

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Chapter 1, Part 1, of the Course is dedicated to trying to explain what Miracles are and how they come to be. Of course we can’t explain them or define how they come to be, no more than we can define, without limiting, God.

Here are a few that resonate with me.

4. All miracles mean life, and God is the Giver of life. His Voice will direct you very specifically. You will be told all you need to know.

13. Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal order. They are always affirmations of rebirth which seem to go back but really go forward. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future.

20. Miracles reawaken the awareness that the spirit, not the body is the altar of truth. This is the recognition that leads to the healing power of the miracle.

50. The miracle compares what you have made with creation, accepting what is in accord with it as true, and rejecting what is out of accord as false.

Not only have these truths resonated, it has become difficult to remember a time when I did not fully know these truths. Why? Because we all know these truths, we need only remember them. In Spirit there is only the concept of time as eternity, there is no past or future there is no beginning or end. Eternity does not recognize time as the world does.

When we align ourselves to God’s will we take out the ego. It does not mean we don’t play our part. Clearly if God would have us hear and we would listen then there is work to do. The miracles appear in how seamlessly things fall into place. In the recognition of seeing them. How did I begin to see them? Because I came to understand what was real and what was not.

What does it feel like to see miracles around me everyday? It is the peace that passes understanding. It is the serenity that goes hand in hand. It is acceptance it is gratitude it is very truly not something that can be explained with few words, and yet it is. It is the feeling of complete love. Not needing, wanting, yearning or lacking, but perfect love, that love is spoken of by Paul in Corinthians.

There was a time I think when though I recognized the synchronicity I wouldn’t have been so bold as to call them miracles. But they are. It is only our faith in fear that weakens us. More on that at a later time.

The more I see miracles, the more I accept them; the more I accept them the more I see them and the less time I spend “of” this world and the more I spend “in” it. And if we are not “of” this world then we must be “of” God’s Kingdom because we must be somewhere. Here there is time, being is possible only in the absence of time in eternity.

The very first Principle of Miracles in Chapter 1 says this:

1. 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.

“A closed mind is the mind of ego, an open mind, the mind of love.”

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About Adrienne

I am Canadian born, for those of you needing clarification. I was raised in Minnesota, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, Multiple Musical Geniuses, Lake Wobegon, and really, really cold winters. Writing, Music and Photography are my passions. My current companion is my camera though my guitars and the piano are always close by and often consulted. Inspiration is everywhere and so is beauty. I now reside in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. I love to write, ponder and give back what I have learned in my journey with the hope that it will benefit others. www.spiritualitythinkaboutit.org www.12stepsthinkaboutit.org www.labyrinthphotos.com

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