“Thus we must dispel, with the illusion of fear, the illusion of specificity. You have not been asked to request a specific miracle. Although your thoughts have naturally gone to consideration of the specific, this is but an indication that you are still in the habit of thinking that you learned under instruction of the ego-mind. This Treatise must change that habit in order for all your thoughts to become the miracles that express the truth of who you are. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought, 4.2)”
Affirmation: “I would relinquish the ego-mind today.”
1 – Thoughts
All of our thoughts will become miracles that express who we are! That sentence is a quotation from the passage, paraphrased, and is vitally important to understanding what Jesus is trying to say to us. We are not asked to request a specific miracle, because ultimately all of our thoughts will become miracles. We will know the truth of who we are. We will know that we are the Christ/Self who is within us.
2 – Hoodwinked?
Do we feel hoodwinked by this progression of thought, in asking for a miracle? We should not be, for Jesus is teaching us something very important. We have always thought in terms of an external God who granted miracles, or of an external Jesus who directed miracles (from A Course in Miracles). But the real truth is that when we transform, all that we think will become a miracle. All that we see will be experienced as a miracle. This is the glory in which we will find ourselves when Christ-consciousness has come upon us.
3 – Wait Long?
Will we have to wait long for this blessing? Perhaps, but it will not seem long when we have the patience to wait for God’s grace. He will not leave us comfortless in the interim. And He will not hesitate, when the time is ripe, to act and to act quickly.
4 – Too Specific in Our Thinking
We have been too specific in our thinking, the specific thinking of the ego-mind. We need, before we can rightly ask for Christ-consciousness, to do what we can accomplish to let the ego wither away. We do know when the ego is informing our decisions of what to say or what to do. And we would not have the ego so inform our decisions. Be patient with God, but know that He cannot act toward us as long as our own personal selves have the ego in ascendancy. We need to get our act together first.
5 – Glimpses of Christ-Consciousness
And this is why we see only glimpses of Christ-consciousness or Awakening now. We have not fully relinquished the ego’s hold on our thought processes. Until this hold is abandoned, we are not ready for this great blessing that God has waiting for us.
It is a glorious blessing that ultimately all of our thoughts will become miracles. How can I think this of myself? I cannot, and certainly I cannot when in the ego-mind. It is only with Your pleasure that I recognize miracles at all.
Could I recognize a miracle at high noon? Could I really? Then, if I could, I am on the right pathway. May I walk the right pathway today.