I. Principles of Miracles, P 15
15 Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively. It is thus a teaching device and a means to an end. Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning.
I admit that for a long time A Course in Miracles was a part-time pursuit for me. I studied it for years, but the study was inconsistent and the practice even more so. It took a very long time for me to realize its value to me to the degree that I wanted a daily study. It all began to change at the same time I discovered Pathways of Light and began their courses to be a minister.
Looking back on it, when I turned fifty it was like a switch had been thrown, like I had been sleepwalking and someone suddenly woke me up and I began to walk with purpose. I don’t for a moment think this just happened, or that there was anything in my life that caused it to happen. It was simply time for me to accelerate my spiritual journey and so I did. I made up stories to explain each step of the way, but that was after the fact and is just what the ego does. The stories were meaningless.
Now everyday is devoted to miracles. This is a constructive use of my time, the only constructive use of my time. It doesn’t matter what I seem to be doing. miracles are the purpose. Whether I am selling chemicals to my customers or chatting with my daughter, I am devoted to miracles. I am ever vigilant for my thoughts so I notice quickly if I have fallen back into ego or am entertaining myself with ego chatter.
I am always aware of myself as existing outside time and space even though I feel like a body, and feel what bodies feel. I am cognizant of my actions and reactions and always willing for healing of my mind. I am in gratitude often, and when I am not in gratitude I am asking for gratitude to return to my mind. I start every single day with the Holy Spirit. I call on His help all day long.
I am happy and can’t remember the last time I was depressed even though I spent most of my life in a depressed state. I sometimes still see others as separate from me, but only temporarily, and I am glad to notice that error so it can be corrected. I forgive myself, I forgive others, I forgive whatever is in front of me whether it seems to be mine or not. My life is a miracle.
To understand just how much of a miracle it is you would have had to have known me before I found A Course in Miracles. I can’t tell you much about that person because I hardly remember her, but I remember she was selfish and thoughtless and unhappy. She thought of others only as how they impacted her. She felt no unity with anyone else and love was just a way to gain what she did not have, and she didn’t consider what the other lost to create her gain. I don’t miss her at all.
The reason she no longer exists is because I give my time to miracles. I am aware now that this is the proper use of time, and I have seen why this is true. My life bears witness to this truth. Using time constructively will continue my progress, and when we no longer need time to wake up, time will cease to exist. Time is just another of those made up things we did when we decided to fool around with the separation idea. What the ego makes, the Holy Spirit uses for our good if that is our desire. So time, which we made to help create the illusion of separation, is used by Holy Spirit for miracles. You go, Holy Spirit!
Holy Spirit, what miracles would you have me perform today?