This Is a Course in Miracles. It Is a Required Course.

“This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. The time for you to take it is now. You are ready and miracles are needed.” (ACOL, C:P.1)

The first two sentences of this quotation from A Course of Love are identical to two sentences in A Course in Miracles, another instance of the conjoining of these two wonderful books. In ACOL, though, Jesus assumes that we are “more” ready than we were when we read A Course in Miracles; we have traveled farther along the pathway toward ultimate salvation, toward Awakening or Christ-consciousness. And we are ready to perform miracles. Here, we might believe, we still don’t perform the miracles that we think are in need of happening; we follow advice that is superior to our finite mind. In ACIM, we were to follow Jesus’s direction in regard to when to perform a miracle. We would be well advised to do the same now, for Jesus is not unavailable to any of us—though we don’t understand how this can be.

He walks with us, holding our hand. This image can be most comforting if we open our minds to it. What would be we be afraid of if we could sense that a clone of Jesus was following us around all the time? I’m not saying that this is what is happening, because ACIM and ACOL never use the word “clone.” But to my mind, it is a way to get a handle on what might be happening.

This understanding takes some getting used to, and don’t feel badly if your mind doesn’t stretch to accept this interpretation. It is enough to know that miracles are here for us to perform, and that we will be guided in which ones to perform, and when. This is truly enough.

The day will grow brighter, the weeks will pass by more smoothly, when we have accepted our function as miracle-workers.


Author: Celia Hales

A veteran student of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love, I intend my blog to offer inspiration and insight into these remarkable volumes.

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