Day 5 URTEXT ACIM WP Study pg. 14 (link and disclaimer below, my comments = *)
12. Miracles are thought-creations.
*We are not responsible for every thought that goes through our heads, but we are responsible for the ones that we let linger.
Thought can create lower-order or higher-order realities.
*Great analogy, lower-order/higher-order realities. Trauma or joy, the choice is ours.
This is the basic distinction between intellectualization and thinking.
*This is where over-thinking comes in: intellectualization. This means putting judgments and definitions on circumstances, things, and individuals, etc. and not being open to Spirit’s interpretation.
One creates the physical, and the other the spiritual, and we believe in what we create.
* We currently need both forms. We just want to be open to the Holy Spirit’s interpretation if we want joy.
13. A miracle is a beginning and an end(ing). It thus abolishes time.
It is always an affirmation of re-birth, which seems to go back, but really goes forward. It undoes the past in the present, and thus releases the future.
*The miracle changes time as noted here. Some seem to be able to just be in this state. I have not. I share from what I understand.
14. Miracles attest to truth. They are convincing because they arise from conviction.
*Conviction means a choice on the part of the one extending the miracle.
Without conviction, they deteriorate into magic, which is mindless, and therefore destructive, or rather, the uncreative use of Mind.
*Conviction is the choice to see everything differently. Without it being complete and all-encompassing it is as he said “the uncreative use of Mind.”
15. Every Each day should be devoted to miracles.
*It is absolute. A lifestyle choice. (Every is crossed out, but I like the emphasis. tehe)
(God created time so that man could use it creatively, and convince himself of his own ability to create. Time is a teaching device, and a means to an end. It will cease when it is no longer useful for facilitating learning.)
*The God who allowed this is the Father of Christ. Christ is the Father of this world and it is He that will come to these realizations and time will no longer be necessary.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Notes on this course have to be taken only under good learning conditions. The same goes for review periods. I will tell you when, but REMEMBER TO ASK.)
*This is a special note for Helen and Bill as they record this writing. Note here though, Jesus’ instruction for them to REMEMBER TO ASK. This portion applies to each of us as we walk throughout our lives.
(* 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, if they appear in the transcript. Please bring the Spirit with you to the reading.)
I pray this serves you. We are on a marvelous adventure.
Till next time, God bless. Namaste~