Section 2 - Principles of Miracles


Miracle Principle 1


The first thing to remember about miracles is that there is no order of difficulty among them. One is not harder or bigger than another. They are all the same.


Miracle Principle 2


Miracles do not matter. They are quite unimportant.


Miracle Principle 3


They occur naturally as an expression of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense, everything that comes from love is a miracle.


This explains the first point related to the lack of order. ALL expressions of love are maximal.


This is why the "thing in itself" does not matter. The only thing that matters is the Source, and this is far beyond human evaluation.


(Q and A re: first 3 points.) Q (Helen Schucman) Would you regard this communication as a kind of miracle? A. There is nothing special or surprising about this at all. The ONE thing that happened was the Universal Miracle which was the experience of intense love that you have felt. (Don't get embarrassed by the idea of love. Embarrassment is only a form of fear, and actually a particularly dangerous form because it reflects egocentricity.


Do not feel guilty about the fact that you are doubting this. Just re-read them and their truth will come to you. I love you, and I am not afraid or embarrassed or doubtful. MY strength will support you, so don't worry and leave the rest to me. But when you see Bill, be SURE you tell him how much he helped you through by giving you the right message, and don't bother with worrying about how you received it. That doesn't matter either. You were just afraid.)


(Helen Schucman fearful in taxi about a communication which related Dave's healing and Jonathan's hernia. She thought it would be safer to dissociate the two. Instructions were: refer to point 1 and re-read NOW.)


Miracle Principle 4


ALL miracles mean Life, and God is the giver of Life. He will direct you VERY specifically.


(Plan ahead is good advice in this world, where you should and must control and direct where you have accepted responsibility. But the Universal Plan is in more appropriate hands. You will know all you need to know. Make NO attempts to plan ahead in this respect.)


Miracle Principle 5


Miracles are habits, and should be involuntary. They should not be under conscious control. Consciously selected miracles are usually misguided, and this will make the talent useless.


Miracle Principle 6


Miracles are natural. When they do NOT occur something has gone wrong.


Miracle Principle 7


Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first.


Miracle Principle 8


Miracles are a form of healing. They supply a lack, and are performed by those who have more for those who have less.


Miracle Principle 9


Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are ALWAYS miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws.


Miracle Principle 10


A miracle is a reversal of the physical order because it brings more love to the giver AND the receiver. (A miracle is misunderstood when it is regarded as a spectacle.)

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