A Course In Miracles - Text
Chapter 2

The Separation and the Atonement

2.V(A). A. Special Principles of Miracle Workers

11. 1 (1) The miracle abolishes the need for lower-order concerns. 2 Since it is an out-of-pattern time interval, the ordinary considerations of time and space do not apply. 3 When you perform a miracle, I will arrange both time and space to adjust to it.

12. 1 (2) A clear distinction between what is created and what is made is essential. 2 All forms of healing rest on this fundamental correction in level perception.

13. 1 (3) Never confuse right- and wrong-mindedness. 2 Responding to any form of error with anything except a desire to heal is an expression of this confusion.

14. 1 (4) The miracle is always a denial of this error and an affirmation of the truth. 2 Only right-mindedness can correct in a way that has any real effect. 3 Pragmatically, what has no real effect has no real existence. 4 Its effect, then, is emptiness. 5 Being without substantial content, it lends itself to projection.

15. 1 (5) The level-adjustment power of the miracle induces the right perception for healing. 2 Until this has occurred healing cannot be understood. 3 Forgiveness is an empty gesture unless it entails correction. 4 Without this it is essentially judgmental, rather than healing.

16. 1 (6) Miracle-minded forgiveness is only correction. 2 It has no element of judgment at all. 3 The statement “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” in no way evaluates what they do. 4 It is an appeal to God to heal their minds. 5 There is no reference to the outcome of the error. 6 That does not matter.

17. 1 (7) The injunction “Be of one mind” is the statement for revelation-readiness. 2 My request “Do this in remembrance of me” is the appeal for cooperation from miracle workers. 3 The two statements are not in the same order of reality. 4 Only the latter involves an awareness of time, since to remember is to recall the past in the present. 5 Time is under my direction, but timelessness belongs to God. 6 In time we exist for and with each other. 7 In timelessness we coexist with God.

18. 1 (8) You can do much on behalf of your own healing and that of others if, in a situation calling for help, you think of it this way:

2 I am here only to be truly helpful.

3 I am here to represent Him Who sent me.

4 I do not have to worry about what to say or
what to do, because He Who sent me will direct me.

5 I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing
He goes there with me.

6 I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.