The Twenty-Ninth Principle of A Course in Miracles

Miracles praise God through you. They praise Him by honoring His creations, affirming their perfection. They heal because they deny body-identification and affirm spirit-identification (T-1.I.29:1-3).

Yet the miracle does not merely transform us as individuals; it does not induce forms of healing that reinforce the experience of separation under a guise of healing. Their capacity for healing includes our brothers and sisters by definition. To leave anyone out would no longer be love (e.g. T-7.V.5:7). To be miraculous is to be -by definition – communal. It takes two to be one.

Inclusion is used here as a form of love. We honor our brothers and sisters – we respect them and love them – because they are God’s creations. It’s not because of what they do or don’t do, say or don’t say. It’s because of their Source, which we cannot see apart from them. The Source and its effects are one. Critically, our recognition of our brothers and sisters as Creations of God – which is their relationship with God – is simultaneously our recognition of our relationship with God.

In this way, miracles unite us directly with all our brothers and sisters (T-1.II.3:6), without exception or condition. A Course in Miracles is clear and unwavering: miracles are “a sign of love among equals” (T-1.II.3:4).

God’s creations are perfect because they exist in perfect communion with their Creator; we are not made in the image of the physical but of the spiritual. Perfection does not have a form. Miracles heal precisely because they correct the misperceptions of ego, the false belief that we are bodies, forms in any way, which belief is what separates us from our true nature (which is formless), and thus from Creation itself (which is formlessness).

Thus, the healing that miracles bring forth always includes a realized shift in identity away from the physical and towards the spiritual. We realize that we are not bodies, and that our brothers and sisters are not bodies either, which is what ensures our total equality and our total freedom.

By affirming our fundamentally spiritual nature, miracles remind us of our inherent wholeness, which is untouched by the fears, guilt and other limitations that are hallmark effects of separation, our experience of being bodies in a world.

Again, the miracle is a shift in identification away from that level of experience. It does not denigrate experiece; it does not oppose experience. Rather, it teaches us how to see beyond experience to what God creates endlessly perfectly. This shift in seeing benefits all our brothers and sisters because we are united in the correction of the mistaken belief that a mind can exist apart from its Creator. There is nothing left to separate.

Finally, it can be helpful to remember that miracles are forms of praise – they praise God and Creation by recognizing in all things only wholeness, and the light in which wholeness is made real for us. They praise God and Creation because they are the Source in which the cosmos and all life are brought forth and have their meaning.

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  1. Dear Sean,
    I have started to randomly pick a Principle you have listed on your site. Each morning I get exactly the message I need. This on its own is a miracle. Thank you for guiding me deeper into the truth of who we all are. In Gratitude, RO

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