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The Transforming Power of Miracles

A miracle is a correction. It does not create, nor really change at all. It merely looks on devastation, and reminds the mind that what it sees is false. It undoes error, but does not attempt to go beyond perception, nor exceed the function of forgiveness. Thus it stays within time’s limits. Yet it paves the way for the return of timelessness and love’s awakening, for fear must slip away under the gentle remedy it brings.

Forgiveness is the home of miracles. The eyes of Christ deliver [miracles] to all they look upon in mercy and in love. Perception stands corrected in His sight, and what was meant to curse has come to bless. Each lily of forgiveness offers all the world the silent miracle of love.

The miracle is taken first on faith, because to ask for it implies the mind has been made ready to conceive of what it cannot see and does not understand. Yet faith will bring its witnesses to show that what [faith] rested on is really there. And thus the miracle will justify your faith in it, and show [the miracle] rested on a world more real than what you saw before; a world redeemed from what you thought was there. (A Course in Miracles Workbook 13. What Is a Miracle, W-pII.13.1;2:1-4;3. See also ACIM Lesson 341 Insights.)

The world we see is a false perception based upon the belief that we are separate from our Creator, separate from Love. The miracle corrects this perception through Christ’s vision, which sees with the forgiving eyes of Love. Love is one and does not condemn, so it sees everything as part of Itself, not separate.

The loving vision of Christ in our mind is the Home of miracles, for it sees only what is true. It disregards the false images of separation as meaningless. Our perception is transformed as the veil of separation is pulled aside to reveal the eternal presence of Love that never has been lost. To welcome this perception, we must have faith that there is a better way to see, a true perception of the world. With this faith our mind is open, willing to let the veil be lifted and welcome the brilliant Light of Love, where we are at Home in peace and joy.

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Below are example references to specific sentences using the notation of the Second & Third Editions of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace:

T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

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