“The impersonal nature of the miracle is an essential ingredient, because it enables me to direct its application, and under my guidance miracles lead to the highly personal experience of revelation. (T9)”
1 – Jesus’s Guidance
Miracles lead to revelation under Jesus’s guidance. How liberating! Revelation is considered to be, by A Course in Miracles, unspeakable, as it is highly personal and therefore meaningful only to us at the time that we receive it. We do not try to “prove” anything by sharing our revelations. Their meaning, being so personal, is not able to be conveyed to anybody else. Revelation is not perceptual; miracles are, and therefore they do not last (nothing that is perceptual lasts–a Text tenet).
2 – We May Misread “Revelation”
We may sometimes misread revelation, though, thinking that we have received a message from God that is only our own thinking. This experience need not occur if we stay close to the precepts of A Course in Miracles. Test out the experience, if this seems feasible. We know that our own self-will can misdirect us. We would not want to make mistakes in a matter of such importance. We must ask for guidance of the Holy Spirit in such matters, most especially when revelation is new to us.
3 – How to Awaken
The means to Awakening are being given to us in A Course in Miracles. Revelation may occasionally occur, but to get to Awakening on a sustained basis, we must understand the means. This is learning that ACIM recommends. But it is not effortful or tedious; it is the greatest joy to learn through the prompting of divine guidance.
I know that I have had many miracles in my life. Sometimes they seem to happen daily. And I have had a few times that I appeared to receive revelation. I question this, because I do not want to allow my ego to imagine what did not happen. But there were one or two periods in my life that seemed a foreshadowing of what Awakening could be like. And I thank You for this foretaste.
Be with me as I seek to walk a smooth pathway today. Right now there is much stress in my life, as there is in the lives of many people in our world. Be with all of us, and may we feel Your presence. May miracles come, as promised, and may we have a foretaste of a new day through the revelatory moments that You deem for us.