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by Helen Shucman and
If you have not read Principles 1-5 CLICK this link to read those Principles before these.
And here are Principles of Miracles 6-10 (of 50) quoted verbatim from the text, Chapter 1, Principles of Miracles
6. Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.
7. Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first.
8. Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.
9. Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are always miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws. They bring more love both to the giver and the receiver.
10. The use of miracles as spectacles to induce belief is a misunderstanding of their purpose.
Pay particular attention to Principle 8: PERFORMED BY THOSE WHO TEMPORARILY HAVE MORE, FOR THOSE WHO TEMPORARILY HAVE LESS.
While you contemplate these principles keep the following in mind (quoted verbatim from the text):
From Chapter 2: The Origins of Separation
Because of your likeness to your Creator you are creative. No child of God can lose this ability because it is inherent in what he is, but he can use it inappropriately by projecting. The inappropriate use of extension, or projection, occurs when you believe that some emptiness or lack exists in you, and that you can fill it with your own ideas instead of truth. This process involves the following steps:
- First, you believe that what God created can be changed by your own mind.
- Second, you believe that what is perfect can be rendered imperfect or lacking.
- Third, you believe that you can distort the creations of God, including yourself.
- Fourth, you believe that you can create yourself, and that the direction of your own creation is up to you.
And remember this as you ponder this material:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
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