I. Principles of Miracles, P 28
28 Miracles are a way of earning release from fear. Revelation induces a state in which fear has already been abolished. Miracles are thus a means and revelation is an end.
This one is pretty simple. We earn the release from fear through miracles. So how do we get to miracles? We make our minds ready for them. We practice releasing the thoughts that cause fear, the thoughts of being separate from God and thus vulnerable. We practice this until we want nothing else, until we believe in nothing else.
I experienced a couple of miraculous physical healings. I did not do this through making the body ready through exercise or healthy food. I didn’t do it through magic words such as affirmations. However, when I added conviction to those words, I became ready for a miracle to occur through me.
When I first began my study of the Course there were many passages that I knew were meaningful but that I could not accept. For example, the Course has always said there is no pain, but my mind was so filled with the belief in the body as real that I could not understand what the Course was talking about.
I had to continue my study and my practice and hear the same thing in many ways before I had emptied my mind of the belief in the body as reality enough to even begin to accept the truth that I am spirit and not body. This “emptiness” made a place for the truth, and the truth led to miracles. Miracles then lead to revelation, which is direct communication from God to us.
This communication induces a state in which fear has already been abolished. It would seem that revelation is my destination. In revelation God communicates to us directly. Amazing! What must that be like? In that state there is no fear and thus no need for miracles since miracles are just a way to get us to revelation. I think we are meant to live like that, not here, but free of the illusion. We are meant to live in a constant state of communication with God. That must surely be bliss.