I. Principles of Miracles, P 32
32 I inspire all miracles, which are really intercessions. They intercede for your holiness and make your perceptions holy. By placing you beyond the physical laws they raise you into the sphere of celestial order. In this order you are perfect.
“Thank you, Jesus.” I feel a lot of gratitude this morning as I read these words. Jesus inspires the miracles that are becoming more common place in my life. When I am identified with the Myron character I don’t feel holy or perfect. But through this persona I am inspired by Jesus to express my desire to let go of the ego wish for a separate will. When I do this, and to the degree to which I do this, I am placed beyond the physical laws of the world, and so miracles abound because as my Self I am perfect.
I understand now that miracles are the result of knowing I am under no laws but God’s. My friends and I were talking about unusual phenomenon that seems to occur around some highly awakened individuals. Some of this unusual phenomenon seems more extraordinary than others, and yet, is it really?
If someone seems to hover above the floor, or manifest physical objects out of nothing, or heal the sick or raise the dead, what have they done? In each case they have simply manipulated matter. They have ignored the laws of the world because they know these laws are made up and not real.
A friend of mine once watched her hand disappear while doing the first four lessons. One might argue that while this was a unique and convincing experience for her, it is hardly the same thing as healing a leper. But there is no difference. In both cases the only thing that happened is that belief in the world as reality is at least, temporarily, suspended.
There is no order of difficulty in miracles. A miracle occurs when the mind, to some degree and for that moment at least, is healed. That healed mind then manifests a different world, a world that reflects its true nature, which is ephemeral. It is not real and its laws are not binding.
When with the body’s eyes I look at the world I see solid objects, and with an unhealed mind I believe this is the only reality. I see it therefore it must be real. As the mind becomes healed, and begins to awaken from its dream state, the solidity of form begins to waver. It is not form that changes, of course, but rather an awakening mind remembers that form is nothing.
An awakening mind begins to remember that it is not subject to form, but is the maker of form. In this state of mind, manipulation of form is simple. I suppose from a fully awakened state, the mind does not see the manipulation of form as miraculous, just normal and maybe interesting. While still in thrall to the idea of separation and form as reality, it absolutely appears miraculous.
The value of experiencing miracles at this time is that they provide conviction that I am beyond physical laws. Somewhere I am being gently shaken awake with these miracles that have been inserted into my dream through my own true desire. Some part of my Self is shaking me and saying, “Wake up, sleepy head. Let go of your silly dream and join the rest of Us here in the Celestial Realm, you holy and perfect Son of God.”