“Miracles represent freedom from fear. ‘Atoning’ means ‘undoing.’ The undoing of fear is an essential part of the Atonement value of miracles.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-1.I.26)
Have you ever felt conflicted and agitated? In turmoil. Of course. All of us experience such things on a regular basis. And have you surrendered, turned it all over to God, and quickly felt a sure sense that all goes well? This is a miracle. This is our freedom from fear, from conflict, from agitation, from turmoil.
We are undoing the flow of events as we have known them—or, more precisely, the Holy Spirit within us is undoing that flow of events for us. And with this expansive change we give up fear. We have no reason to fear when we are surrendered, completely and totally. And the guidance that we will receive will be sure, for we ask with an open heart.
Ask for a quiet sleep tonight. Let this miracle be shown you. If sleeplessness comes instead, ask what you need to resolve with God tonight. There is always a reason for sleeplessness. The same for sleep. The miracle is always right on the beam. We don’t have to fear that God will not have His way with us when we have opened ourselves to Him. Ask for the undoing of fear now. This will be right in line with accepting the Atonement for ourselves. And accepting Jesus’s contribution to the Sonship is essential.
Jesus’s contribution is not seen in A Course in Miracles as being the atoning nature of his shed blood. This sacrificial nature is denied entirely. We are, instead, to look to the resurrection and all that it promises us about eternal life. If you have let the intellect intrude, and wonder, “How could this be?,” then suspend disbelief a bit and let your heart tell you what you need to know. A miracle will replace disbelief. Not that you will ever resolve intellectual doubt that easily, but a mystical understanding will encompass the whole for you. You will know that Jesus’s Atonement for us is real. Whether or not we intellectually grasp it.
Miracles are sure. Miracles are certain. And if they do not occur, then something has gone awry. We have either turned to attack, turned to judgment, or turned to making plans against contingencies to come. These three aspects of our “normal” experience are all that it takes to hide the miracle from us. And when we turn aside from this trio, we will wonderingly see that all was not lost for us, just misplaced.