Miracles rearrange perception
and place all levels in true perspective.
This is healing because sickness
comes from confusing the levels.
The levels that are being confused are
the levels of the mind and the body. The ego takes the problem of guilt
in our minds, which is the true sickness, and it says it is not the mind
that is sick, it is the body that is sick. It shifts from the level of
the mind back to the level of the body. The miracle takes it right back
to where it started and says it is not the body that is sick, it is the
mind that is sick.
That is all the miracle does. It brings
the problem back to where it is. Again, it restores to cause (the mind)
the function of causation. The Course is very, very emphatic on that. There
is nothing whatsoever that is sick with the body. The body does nothing
at all. It is totally neutral. There is a workbook lesson that says, "My
body is a wholly neutral thing" (workbook, p. 436; W-pll.294). The body
merely carries out the dictates of the mind. As I said just before, the
body cannot be healed because the body has never been sick. It is the mind
that is sick and, therefore, it is the mind that has to be healed. The
sickness of the mind is separation, or guilt; the healing of the mind is
forgiveness, or joining. The miracle brings that about by shifting the
problem back to where it is.