“I ask you now to request a miracle. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought, 3.7)”
Affirmation: “I ask for a miracle today.”
1 – Not a Specific Miracle
This passage does not mean a specific miracle, we find out later. But Jesus leads us along a long pathway to that conclusion. We have long been thinking in specifics, and he is more general, more abstract. We do not ask for specificity except with the ego, which dwells in the specific. We ask for the larger concept of miracles that are in the will of our Father/Mother, God.
2 – Our Attitude toward Miracles
I have perhaps let on too soon that the miracles is not meant to be specific. Jesus has a reason for planning his words in such a way. He would have us contemplate our attitude toward miracles, our fears and our anxieties about asking for miracles. He would have us know that when we believe that our answer will be in the affirmative, more than likely the answer will indeed be in the affirmative. God will say “yes” to our heartfelt prayer.
3 – Personal Experience
I once went for 14 years without asking, in prayer, for something that I really wanted. I did not get the green light to pray for that outcome. And so I did not (except for three days toward the end of that pathway, but that is another story).
4 – Asking in God’s Will
We do know when we are asking in God’s will. And we know when we are asking from the ego. So our intuition or our feelings do guide us. There is no need to pray in vain. We know in advance when the prayer is right, and when we need to ask what to pray for. God does not keep secrets of this nature from us.
5 – Miracles Are Our Birthright
Miracles are our birthright. And we first learned this concept, this knowledge, in A Course in Miracles. Now A Course of Love follows to guide us all the way home. And much later, on the mountaintop with Jesus, we will see how that comes about (from the Dialogues of A Course of Love, the “Forty Days and Forty Nights,” previously discussed in this blog).
May I know what miracles to request, always asking for what would be good and true, and not spending time changing windmills. May I know that Your will and my real will are identical, but until I have experienced Awakening, I don’t have as likely a way to discern what is good and true.
Be with me today as I walk through this world. May my prayers and my communion with You be good and true.
Help us to help each other.
May the joy of asking for miracles, in the abstract, overcome any disappointment that we might mistakenly feel that our every wish will be granted.