Day 3 URTEXT ACIM STUDY pg 13 and 14
(* Remember I claim no special gifts, they are just my thoughts after a lifetime of trying to understand the will of God, as Jesus taught it, and share it with others from my place of understanding. My comments are as follows: (*…) With the text being in bold print. Crossed out words and phrases from the Urtext did not copy here, so they are made mention to in my comments. Please bring the Spirit with you to the reading.)
4. All miracles mean Life, and God is the giver of the Life.
(*Life, meaning true eternal existence….not necessarily in the same material form, rather eternal consciousness existence. —“the” was crossed out, considering that this is a role that Christ gave us in His dream state and not truly life itself, which comes from The Father of Christ, I suspect the “the” fits very well.)
He will direct you VERY specifically.
(*I love the emphasis on specifically. I know that I have been directed and prepared for traumatic experiences, etc. I have a personal witness of this. I would also suggest it important to note here that it is Christ who will direct us, not His Father. I do not mean Jesus either, I mean Christ of whom you, me, and Jesus are a part. I do then, believe in a Matrix, a hub or central output source, within the Christ Consciousness.)
(Plan ahead is good advice in this world, where you should and must control & direct where you have accepted responsibility. But the Universal Plan is in more appropriate hands. You will know all you need to know. Make NO attempts to plan ahead in this respect.)
(*Plan ahead is a good motto. You have heard a big one in Be Prepared with the Boy Scouts. Jesus confirms it here….”where you have accepted responsibility.” May I suggest you reflect on what you take responsibility for and ask if it is truly yours. If so, Jesus says “you should and you must direct”, with today’s enlightenment of vernacular freedom, may I suggest that “you WANT and WILL to direct”. This is part of accepting the individuality of YOU, even within the Whole.)
(*The Universal Plan is sort of like the dharma that Hinduism speaks of. We each do have a role in this dream of Christ’s and even His delusional thoughts -which we are- will be made manifest. What I am saying is you have agreed to play a part in Christ’s self-attack screen play. Accept this without blame or shame. And lift Christ to His Father’s Love to whatever degree you are able. **Mine is to be seen as a whore, a physically abusive person, and as a pious religious fanatic therefore, people feel justified in taking over my life or my stewardships for me. I cannot change how other’s have been set to view me –by their personal assignment from Christ’s Guilty Conscience and need to self-punish—, so that Christ can justify the attacks, but I can forgive myself and others and move forward with the physician’s creed of “do no harm”.)
(* “Make no attempts to plan ahead in this respect.” Hm, the Universal Plan is set up. You can dream and visualize, then let it go and let god as they say. The Plan will move forward as He sees fit. I believe that we may shorten the time Christ suffers through forgiveness and finding joy and peace in the NOW. I have found that, even with this knowledge, that ghosts and illusions of discontent and trauma swirl around me and seem to torture me through my supposed offenses or those who would attack my role here. As this plays out around me I keep in my heart a witness of Christ at all times and when it brings me to my knees I look heavenward in my heart and say the prayer “Christ, I forgive you, for believing in the separation from God. I offer you to The Father’s Love.”)
5. Miracles are habits, and should be involuntary.
They should not be under conscious control.
(Otherwise they may become undemocratic. Consciously selected miracles are usually dangerous misguided and may destroy this will make the talent useless.)
(*—the 5 is not in the manuscript but I added it to avoid confusion—So it is a “perceptional” lifestyle. In the past I have sought to be in the mind-set of forgiving before the offense has occurred. With this mentality I can look at what has come my way and ask what it is teaching me. It becomes a way of life.)
(* “Consciously selected miracles are usually dangerous misguided…” In other words, it may come from a place of judgment, which may include prejudice and bigotry, which would obviously, destroy the process or at the very least make the “miracle” useless.)
(*Notice the words crossed out: “Otherwise they may become undemocratic.” as well as, “dangerous” and may destroy”. This shows the limited understanding of the material being taught at the moment by H and B.)
(*I would refer to the prayer Jesus suggested be offered daily, which was removed from published editions: “Help me to perform whatever miracles you want of me today.”)
6. Miracles are natural. When they do NOT occur something has gone wrong.
(*Christ’s Guilty Conscience is in control of the situation.)
7. Miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first.
(*The purification occurs as you recognize this illusion is not real and look to yourself and others as innocent. This can take various, many, and diverse steps, which is why each of us is on the path of purification, yet appear to be at different levels of it in their personal journey. **Reiterate, “Miracles are everyone’s right”.)
8. Miracles are a form of healing. They supply a lack, and are performed by those who have more for those who have less.
(*They are also needed only in the illusion, because God’s Son, part of whom you are, is perfect and in need of no illusion. Just as the difference between us, as in more and/or less is illusion. Yet, you understand the need for the terms here in the dream of Christ’s Separation from God.)
9. Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are ALWAYS miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws.
(*Love, love, Love this! An exchange of the illusion for the truth.)
10. A miracle is a reversal of the physical order because it brings more love to the giver and the receiver.
(A miracle is misunderstood when it is regarded as a spectacle.)
(* Hm, “…reversal of the physical order”…..exchanging worldly or temporal existence for Heaven? I suspect so. The miracle…reminds me of a grandchild, excited to see a grandparent allowed to be in that emotion and not restricted by the attitudes of those around them. And vice versa, a grandparent allowed to express the joy in seeing a grandchild and not needing to be burdened by attitudes of distrust and grudges from the child’s parents. ….take the miracle of the witness of how you would have it be, or how they would, and do not miss out on the love because the behavior or action seems to not allow it. ….I hope that was not too confusing and, while very personal, I believe it has merit here. …”a spectacle”, perhaps when it is forced, like SMILE, or when it is seen as unusual…)
Till next time, God bless, Namaste~