I. Principles of Miracles, P 49
49 The miracle makes no distinction among degrees of misperception. It is a device for perception correction, effective quite apart from either the degree or the direction of the error. This is its true indiscriminateness.
Perception is either true, or it isn’t. All errors are simply errors, not bigger errors or worse. One is not harder to correct than another. If I have an experience of cancer it is the same error I experience when I have a headache. Each of these experiences is the result of believing in pain, suffering and death.
There is no such thing as pain. Pain cannot be real because if it were then pain would be part of God. If that is true I may as well stay in the dream. God is Love and Love is not pain. The same is true for all forms of suffering. So if I suffer from physical pain, emotional pain, the belief in lack and loss, it is all the same error.
When the error is corrected, and I understand the impossibility of pain and suffering, none of the causes will be meaningful to me. Pain and fear of cancer disappears with the same ease as does the pain from a headache and the fear of poverty. When I absolutely know that death cannot exist because Life is all encompassing and has no opposite, there is no grief. What is there to grieve when I realize there is no death, no where to go, no state other than Wholeness, other than than God.
All that changes is a belief. An untrue belief is replaced with a true belief. How could one belief be bigger or harder than another, and yet it certainly feels so. It was hard for me to even write the words, the death of a child. That feels big, enormous, awful, and impossible to face, but that is because I still believe in death and loss.
I don’t believe that anything happens to us when we die other than we let go of the idea of a body, but I believe that the person who does so is out of my reach, and so I suffer from a sense of loss when someone dies. That, too, is just a thought, just an idea and can be healed. This is what the miracle is for. I ask for perception correction in this area. I ask for a miracle.