Miracles

"Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see." C.S. Lewis

In the classic sense a miracle is a surprising and welcome event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. These events are sometimes attributed to a supernatural being (God or gods), a saint or a religious leader.

And, in same way that the word changed from the Greek, “thaumasion to the Latin “miraculum  to the English “miracle,” so too does our understanding of what the word might mean. What was viewed as miraculous, like a solar eclipse, during the Middle Ages, is now understood as a consequence of natural forces.

Our understanding of the interrelationship of the mind and matter has gone under a similar transformation. How we see the world is a direct reflection of how we think. It is a mirror of how we see ourselves.

In scientific terms, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity make that clear.

Even spiritual understanding of miracles has gone under a similar transformation. In The Course of Miracles, it reads, “A miracle is a correction. It does not create, nor really change at all. It merely looks on devastation, and reminds the mind that what it sees is false. It undoes error, but does not attempt to go beyond perception, nor exceed the function of forgiveness. Thus it stays within time's limits. Yet it paves the way for the return of timelessness and love's awakening, for fear must slip away under the gentle remedy it brings…… A miracle inverts perception which was upside down before, and thus it ends the strange distortions that were manifest. Now is perception open to the truth.”

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle”  ~Albert Einstein

EcoSmart’s series, POCKET MIRACLES, don’t create miracles, they help remind us that we do….by being open to the possibly.

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