T 3 B. Special Principles for Miracle Workers

T 3 B. Special Principles for Miracle Workers

T 3 B 1. The miracle abolishes the need for lower order concerns. Since it is an illogical, or out-of-pattern time interval, by definition, the ordinary considerations of time and space do not apply.

T 3 B 1a. For example, I do NOT regard time as you and B. do, and Kolb’s space problem is NOT mine. When YOU perform a miracle, I will arrange both time and space to adjust to it.111

T 3 B 2. Clear distinction between what HAS BEEN Created and what IS BEING created is essential. ALL forms of correction (or healing) rest on this FUNDAMENTAL correction in level perception.

T 3 B 3. Another way of stating 2) is: NEVER confuse right with wrongmindedness. Responding to ANY form of miscreation with anything EXCEPT a DESIRE TO HEAL (or a miracle) is an expression of this confusion.

T 3 B 4. The miracle is ALWAYS a DENIAL of this error, and an affirmation of the truth. Only Right-Mindedness CAN create in a way that has any real effect. Pragmatically, what has no real effect, has no real existence. Its REAL effect, then, is emptiness. Being without substantial content, it lends itself to projection.

T 3 B 5. The level-adjustment power of the miracle creates the right perception for healing. Until this has occurred, healing cannot be understood. Forgiveness is an empty gesture, unless it entails correction. Without this, it is essentially judgmental, rather than healing.

T 3 B 6. Miraculous forgiveness is ONLY correction. It has no element of judgment at all. “Father forgive them for they know not what they do112” in NO way EVALUATES what they do. It is strictly limited to an appeal to God to HEAL their minds. There is no reference to the outcome of their misthought. THIS does not matter.

T 3 B 7. The Biblical injunction “Be of one mind113” is the statement for REVELATION readiness. My OWN injunction “Do this in remembrance of me114” is the request for cooperation in miracle-workers. It should be noted that the two statements are not in the same order of reality, because the latter involves a time awareness, since memory implies recalling the PAST in the present.

T 3 B 8. Time is under MY direction, but Timelessness belongs to God alone. In time, we exist for and with each other. In Timelessness, we coexist with God.

111 The paragraphs in this segment are all numbered, except for this one T 3 B 1a. While there is a paragraph break in the Urtext manuscript, it is not present in the Notes and appears to be a “copying artifact” and not an intentional edit or part of the original dictation. We thus preserved the manuscript’s numbering of principles, which is also present in the Notes.

112 Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his garments among them, they cast lots.

113 2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Also Philippians 2:1:8 Philippians 2:1If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, Philippians 2:2-8 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others. Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. While there are other candidates; Romans 15:5, Romans 12:16; the passage in Philippians, which concludes with a reference to the crucifixion reflects the Course which immediately proceeds to discuss the crucifixion.

114 Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.; Also1 Corinthians 11:23-25