2. Revelation, Time and Miracles
Revelations induces complete but temporary suspension of doubt and fear. The original form of communication between god1 and his creations.
Miracles are interpersonal and result in true closeness with others. Revelation unites you directly with the Universe. Miracles unite you directly with your brother.
Consciousness is the state that induces action although it does not inspire it. You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.
Revelation is intensely personal and cannot be described with words. Revelation induces only experience. Miracles induce action.
You are a perfect creation and should only experience awe in the presence of the creator of perfection. A miracle is a sign of love among equals, and equals should not be in awe of one another because awe implies inequality.
There is nothing about me (an enlightened human) that you cannot attain. I have nothing that does not come from the Universe. The difference between us now is that I have nothing else.
Sacred energy mediates higher to lower communication keeping the channel from the Universe to you open for revelation.
The miracles minimises the need for time. A shift from horizontal to vertical perception. The miracle substitutes for learning that might have taken thousands of years. It does so by the underlying recognition of perfect equality between giver and receiver on which the miracle rests.
The exercises with this idea are the same as those for the first one. Begin with the things that are near you, and apply the idea to whatever your glance rests on. Then increase the range outward. Turn your head so that you include whatever is on either side. If possible, turn around and apply the idea to what was behind you. Remain as indiscriminate as possible in selecting subjects for its application, do not concentrate on anything in particular, and do not attempt to include everything you see in a given area, or you will introduce strain.
Merely glance easily and fairly quickly around you, trying to avoid selection by size, brightness, color, material, or relative importance to you. Take the subjects simply as you see them. Try to apply the exercise with equal ease to a body or a button, a fly or a floor, an arm or an apple. The sole criterion for applying the idea to anything is merely that your eyes have lighted on it. Make no attempt to include anything particular, but be sure that nothing is specifically excluded.
→ my notes and interpretation of : A Course In Miracles
- I’m replacing the words god/christ/holy spirit with variations on the Universe from here on in ↩