The Fifty Miracle Principles
of A Course in Miracles
Miracles should inspire gratitude,
not awe. You should thank God for what you really are.
This is the same point I made earlier in referring to Jesus saying that we should not stand in awe of him. We should be grateful for the miracle because of the healing and peace that it brings, but we should not be in awe of it because it is something that exists here in this world. We should be in awe of the Source of the miracle, which is God, but not of the miracle itself.
This is another statement of the Atonement principle. The ego teaches that the holiness of Christ, the holiness of who we really are, has been lost because of our sin. Sin has changed the reality of Heaven; it has changed the reality of our relationship with God; it has turned us into miserable sinners and has turned God into a vengeful, avenging God. All that has become real. But all that has truly happened is that we have just fallen asleep and covered our holiness with veils of darkness. And now we believe that the dream is reality and that the reality is the dream. The truth about us, which is the fact that we are holy, can be hidden by our egos, but it has never been lost. The miracle shows us that the veil of evil is merely a defense against our holiness, a call for help and for love.
A Course in Miracles is amoral with respect to the whole question of evil or darkness in the world, and there being good things to do or bad things not to do. This is, of course, not the same thing as saying it is immoral. It does not have a morality because morality has to do with judging form or behavior. The Course's "morality" is the undoing of guilt. The Course is not "against" anything in the world; it is "against" guilt.
Q: What about feeling good when you get angry?
A: Of course you
feel good when you got angry. In that instant when you are angry you believe
that you have at last gotten rid of your guilt. And why should that not
feel wonderful? It does, but only until the guilt rises up again in your
awareness, now strengthened by the fact that you have attacked someone
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