One of the most powerful if not the most powerful concept you can understand is that there is “no order of difficulty in miracles”. This concept comes from a book called “A Course in Miracles” which I highly recommend picking up. Do not be in a hurry, because it will take you over a year to read this book. But then what’s the rush, you have the rest of your life; let’s just hope that lasts longer than the year!
The main premise of this world we live in comes down to one thing, separation. Everywhere we look we see separate people, things and places. This is not a new concept that I am introducing here, I talk about it often because it is so important to the workings of life. God is all there is and by now I suspect that you are pretty comfortable with that idea, but are you comfortable with that reality? I would think not since you and I are still here!
ACIM calls the world illusory and what you think you are seeing is only a product of your thoughts. Notice I did not say imagination, because this world has rules and structure so that it seems very “real”. To quote a favorite character of mine Morpheus from the movie The Matrix, “What is real”? You will remember that he asks further, “Is it something to can touch, taste, see or feel? If so those can be broken down to electrical signals running through out your body.” Real suddenly becomes a lot more ephemeral! ACIM teaches that God is the only “real” there is and we are already there, cradled safely in “all that is”.
Life takes on a new meaning when we understand that there is “no order of difficulty in miracles”. So what is the purpose of miracles anyway? ACIM teaches us that the false belief that we are separate from God is corrected by miracles. So this means that miracles are simply here to “correct our misperceptions”. You can think of this as a shift in consciousness. Miracles join us with Christ mindedness or Buddha consciousness or simply with GOD. Unity is indeed the goal of all Miracles!
With this understanding now we can see that miracles join or unify, and it makes no difference whether we think something is hard or easy, big or small. Moses parting the Red Sea so that Hebrews could re-join their brethren is a wonderful example of miracles having no order of difficulty.
Looking at miracles this way means that a simple smile can be a miracle when it joins two people. If you are not experiencing miracles everyday then you are out of synch and need to take another look. All it takes is a shift in consciousness and that can happen in a instant! Sequoia Elisabeth