C 1: I. Principles of Miracles, P 37

I. Principles of Miracles, P 37

37 A miracle is a correction introduced into false thinking by me. It acts as a catalyst, breaking up erroneous perception and reorganizing it properly. This places you under the Atonement principle, where perception is healed. Until this has occurred, knowledge of the Divine Order is impossible.


I have a picture in my mind of this happening. I have become anxious about something happening at work and become absorbed in all the things that could go wrong because of this one thing that happened. All sorts of angry, fearful thoughts whirl around in my mind, but amid all of those thoughts is a true thought. This true thought is a call for help. I give it my attention, if only briefly, but in that moment the call becomes focused and heartfelt, and I know I mean it.

A burst of light hurtles into all those thoughts breaking them up and they begin to reorganize. They start to make sense as I see them differently. I see the incident is just something that happened and not a harbinger of disaster. I start to see solutions instead of calamities. Slowly I remember that I am in no real danger. I am safe at Home with my Creator. This is not reality but a dream story, a game I am playing and I want to laugh in relief. Without the upsetting fear thoughts distracting me, I become interested in the game again.

I ask for guidance to play the game with compassion, love, and joy, and most of all gratitude. It may be only a dream, but it has become a dream that is helping me to wake up. I am grateful to the point of tears as I realize that I have help gaining a new perspective, and seeing it differently changes everything and changes it on every level. What a miracle this is!

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