Ch. 1. I. 33 – 37. Jesus: “Miracles dispel illusions about yourself and let you perceive the light in you. They thus atone for your errors by freeing you from your worldly nightmares. By releasing your mind from the imprisonment of your illusions, miracles thus restore your sanity.
Miracles restore the mind to its fullness, and by atoning for the belief in lack, they establish perfect protection. The spirit’s strength leaves no room for intrusions.
Miracles are truly expressions of love, but they may not always have observable effects.
Miracles are examples of right thinking, aligning your perceptions with the truth as God created it.
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.”
Note: Each morning I sit down at my computer, bring to the screen the cited paragraphs of the Course, read them a word at a time while asking my inner guidance for what will make the meaning clear to me in common language I can understand. I ask for clarification and it is given; a comma here, a preposition there, paragraph breaks not in the material before. I think it more correct to refer to what is in quotes as “reflections,” as they are captioned on the RMMC website where several samples appear. They are not verbatim quotes from the Course, but neither are they “interpretations” on my part. Sometimes I do add an observation in another paragraph preceded by >>>.
This careful, meticulous approach to studying the Course was suggested by Ken Wapnick, who stated often that the Course is broader, richer and deeper than most students realize. Once I began again in working through the material, asking the Holy Spirit’s help, I discovered I was being guided. When in doubt, I muscle test, as I learned from Dr. David R. Hawkins, whose books, videos and workshops combining Course teachings with biblical, Hindu and Buddhist practice have been most helpful to me with the Course. Peace – Ron