Cecil J. Thompson
To live in an awareness of MIRACLES we embrace life as it occurs in three stages: life-force, presence, and miracles. LIFE-FORCE is the flow of pure energy. PRESENCE is invisibility moving in multiple internal and external formations as vigor and stillness. "MIRACLES" are manifestations of wholeness, and wholeness is the nature of LIFE in the Spirit. In one sense, life-force and presence are the same: a unity! But while life-force as "pure energy" is a raw flow of the unamable, presence is Spirit linked to non-space/timelessness and to four-dimensional space where Spirit is expressed as us. This is one difference between life-force and presence. Thus, as partially different identities, life-force and presence meet/merge in MIRACLES; this occurs as life-force goes from being "pure energy" to becoming formations of vigor and stillness that form a gravitational pull in the orbit of "the holy." As we walk toward the SOURCE of LIFE, we are pulled into the orbit of MIRACLES, of wholeness. As we live in unity and diversity with all life as ONE-- we bring HEALING to our minds, bodies, and the environment that sustains life in this environment of Truth.
Therefore, any course in miracles must start out with an AFFIRMATION of LIFE that: "In the life of Spirit, there is NOTHING BROKEN, NOTHING INCOMPLETE, NOTHING DAMAGED, NOTHING INJURED, NOTHING HURT, NOTHING FLAWED, NONE DISFIGURED, NONE IMPAIRED,and definitely NONE DISEASED." In other words, the miracle or "wholeness" of life is expressed in all of life. The closer we come to the edge of Truth about life and MIRACLES, the closer we find ourselves to the end of words and thoughts; and the closer we find ourselves to Being as it is unamed.
CONCENTRATION, and SILENCE.
So when we rise out of our slumber to see, feel, and live in miracles, we rise into an embrace of the PURE ENERGY we are, overflowing with passionate contentment and surrendering to simplicity. We feel a loving longing to be sincere with ourselves; we love and long to model the humility of Christ; we love even distractions (anything that carries life-force) but we do not seek their permission to be faithful to concentration. This attitude transforms the energy that flows in distractions into positive energy. We also embrace and discover the power and clarity of TRUTH in silence.
BREATH is "wholeness" even when its flow is hindered in the physical body. Disease or hinderance in the body is one of the IRONIC DOORS that signal the life of breath or life-of-life to become conscious of itself and become conscious of the doors of
illness as part of the whole of life. When we are physically or mentally ill, breath becomes conscious of itself as continuous, expansive, and pervasive; it is thrown back into the the vast sea of energy that it is; thrown back into itself like boisterous waves rolling back into the ocean in creative splendor: back into timelessness, namelessness, goodness and omnipotence. And through the door, the breath of life comes back again having really GONE NOWHERE and taken no time; spirit is reborn. We are sometimes healed in present physical form or totally transformed. We open ourselves and HEALING is realeased through our breath and flows-in out of the timeless nowhere of pure God-head.
By FAITH we affirm: "Never broken! Always WHOLE! We rest in God and pick up the trail to life-healing and restoration."