Involuntary Miracles

“Miracles are habits, and should be involuntary.  They should not be under conscious control.  Consciously selected miracles can be misguided.  (T3)”

Affirmation: “Involuntary miracles are the way that I will proceed.”


1 – Don’t Select Your Own Miracles

Don’t try to “do good,” in the sense of inviting miracles that we ourselves devise.  This is one of the 50 principles of miracles described in the opening of the Text to A Course in Miracles.  We may sometimes think that we know more than others, and that we can decide what is best for them.  Unless guided by the Holy Spirit, this is always illusion.  It is true that some of us do temporarily have more, but this is only a temporary state.  Ultimately all will share in all the gifts of the kingdom.

2 – Jesus’s Role

Jesus will lead us to miracles that he wishes us to bring about.  He will even alter time and space to accommodate them.  (This is a particularly difficult concept to accept, but perhaps there are laws of physics not yet discovered by our scientists.)

3 – The Role of the Unconscious in Daily Life

When we follow the way of the ACIM, we develop certain habits of living that stand us in good stead whether the way is easy or hard.  These habits promote miracles in daily life, and they are best if they happen unconsciously.

In these opening pages of the Text, Jesus takes a personal stance in regard to the way that we relate to reality.  Later on, he introduces us to the Holy Spirit, who is seen (variously), as the Universal Inspiration, our Guide, etc.  In these opening pages, though, Jesus leads us to what we already understand, which is to see him as our guide.  It is best to follow guidance as we perceive it, keeping aware that our ego can intrude and let us think of things to say or do that are actually egoic in nature.  If an impulse is not loving, if it hurts others in some way, it is not divinely led.  We need always to test out our impulses.

4 – Jesus

And let Jesus be our guide as we proceed.


Dear Father/Mother,

However much I think I can “do good,” I would not attempt it today unless I feel an intuitive urge from the Holy Spirit or even Jesus himself.  I do not understand all the laws of our universe, and there are many things that we have just to accept and not try to consider in a conflicting way.  Help me not to invite theological dispute today.  May I just walk calmly and peacefully, and do the good that I feel led to do–but nothing that my ego bids me to do.

I would choose Your way always.  I welcome the guidance of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and, of course,  guidance from the part of me that is You.  I do not understand all of this, but I do find my guidance in A Course in Miracles, and I have never found this trust to be unfounded.


Author: Celia Hales

I intend "Miracles Each Day" to offer inspiration and insight into A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, Choose Only Love, Mirari, and similar readings.

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