A Miracle Worker? How Possible?

“Atonement means correction, or the undoing of errors.  When this has been accomplished, the teacher of God becomes a miracle worker by definition.  (M-18.4)”

Affirmation:  “Correct me today.”


1 – Atonement

This is what we need, all of us:  Atonement.  We need to have our errors undone, all corrected.  If this seems a long way off, then let us be patient.  Jesus says that for everyone to return to God, to undo the separation (believed in but an illusion), it may take millions of years (from the Text).  But we do not have to be disheartened by this analysis.

2 – Do Not Be Disheartened

Why not disheartened?  We are not alone.  God and His Communicator, the Holy Spirit, are with us constantly.  Indeed, we are a part of God.  We do not normally realize this, because we focus too much on the errors that our own “creation,” the ego, leads us to ake.  And Jesus will be with us when we have made one “unequivocal call” to him (a quotation from ACIM).

3 – Intuition Brings Our Help

Do we believe all this?  Perhaps not yet.  But give yourself time.  The truth will become manifest as we see our help come to us, intuitively, just as we need it.  Don’t second guess this truth.  Don’t be so quick to put up roadblocks.  If the intuition is honed by love, then it is likely to be genuine.

4 – Ego Makes Power Plays

“Intuitions” of the ego are usually power plays, and we do not want or need that.  Is the ego puffed up by this indication of what to do next?  Walk slowly, and think again about the best course of action.

5 – We Will Find Out Way Home

We will all learn eventually.  We will all find our way home.


Dear Father/Mother,

I would, in my own small circle of friends and acquaintances, become a miracle worker.  But I would listen for Jesus’s nod of what to do or say.  Only his guidance is necessary or desirable.  Anything else is misguided, because the ego gets involved, very involved.

Be with me today to find the Atonement anew.  Thank You for the times in my life when You have felt especially close to me, giving me Your advice.  Let me reach deep within me today to find You.  And let my manmade ego not intrude with unwelcome advice.

Help us to follow You today.  Help us to know how to help, how to heal.  If we need healing, may we find healing today.  And the same for all of our brothers and sisters.  May we attract that which You desire for us, knowing inwardly that health is Your choice for us.  Let us not intrude with ideas of illness.


5 Replies to “A Miracle Worker? How Possible?”

  1. I am trying my best not to be disheartened, I know God is by my side in my battle. I am 33 yrs old with 3 kids and 5 yrs ago had to have back surgery wich left me unable to return to a great job that i had, and for 5 years now I have been trying to get disability I have been denied 3 times once in a court hearing. I just had another hearing 3 weeks ago and waiting for the decision it wont make my back better but it would help me support my family that depends on me, I am not perfect by far but Im not a bad person either I have put it in Gods hands why am I still scared?? I do with all my heart beleive and love him I am just tired of being let down

    1. There are no easy answers, but there are answers. Everyone who seeks will find answers. A Course in Miracles says that the solution is always with the problem. And the answer may come through prayer, a practice that was witnessed to me by a former professor when I was 24. His witnessing was a change-maker in my life. But, beyond that, books have been my point of entry. And, of course, the Bible initiated my spiritual life.

      My first personal answer was the writings of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. I recommend both The Power of Positive Thinking, and A Guide to Confident Living.

      For over 30 years, my second personal answer has been A Course in Miracles. I do think that if you saturate your mind with the principles of A Course in Miracles (and the Course is available in full text online), you will have a miracle happen to you. My favorite quotation, when things were going badly, “I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.” That quotation is the single most important message that I learned from A Course in Miracles. I fully believe that life can get better for you. Attract better things by first being grateful for what you already have–three children whom you love and care for, whom you mention in your appeal for help. Don’t focus on what is missing from a good life. Just put one step in front of the other, and thrive on hope for a better way. That is what the co-scribes of A Course in Miracles set out to do. “There has to be another way,” Bill said to Helen, and she responded that she would help him to find it. The result was A Course in Miracles, which Bill and Helen believed originated from Jesus.

      My third personal answer is A Course of Love, which was scribed only recently, and is believed by some to be a sequel, also channeled by Jesus, to A Course in Miracles.

      It is not God Who is letting you down. Don’t blame Him. That is most important to recognize and to remember. He is always available to help, with guidance from the Holy Spirit, and, ultimately, Christ-consciousness.

      God bless you, and God bless your children. I know you have tried prayer, and I urge you never to give up this practice. You will be in my prayers.

      May each day be better than the one before.

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