“Revelation unites you directly with God. Miracles unite you directly with your brother. Neither emanates (stems) from consciousness (the level of perception) but both are experienced there. Consciousness (the domain of the ego) is the state that induces (brings about, causes) ACTION, though it does not inspire it. You are free to believe what you choose (Holy Spirit or ego), and what you DO attests to what you believe.” (T-1.II.1:5-9)
“Revelation induces only experience. Miracles, on the other hand, induce ACTION.” (T-1.II.2:3-4)
Inspiration is of the Holy Spirit. Miracles are inspired by the Holy Spirit. Miracles induce (bring about, cause) action.
Both miracles and consciousness induce action. Maybe there is a distinction between inspired action and uninspired action? Doings/actions directed by the Holy Spirit and those directed by the ego?
“How you perceive (with the Holy Spirit or with the ego) at any given time determines what you DO, and ACTIONS must occur in time.” (T-3.III.2:9)
“Fantasies of any kind are distortions, because they always involve twisting perception into unreality. ACTIONS (wrong doings/actions) that stem from distortions are literally the reactions of those who know not what they DO.” (T-1.VII.3:2-3)
“Certainty does not require ACTION. When you say you are ACTING on the basis of knowledge, you are really confusing knowledge with perception. Knowledge provides the strength for creative thinking, but not for RIGHT DOING. Perception, miracles and DOING are closely related. Knowledge is the result of revelation and induces only thought. Even in its most spiritualized form perception involves the body. (doings/actions) Knowledge comes from the altar within and is timeless because it is certain. To perceive the truth is not the same as to know it.” (T-3.III.5:6-13)
“You cannot see your strengths, but you gain confidence in their existence as they enable you to ACT. And the results of your ACTIONS you can see.”
“Choose once again if you would take your place among the saviors of the world, or would remain in hell, and hold your brothers there.
For He has come, and He is asking this.
How do you make the choice? How easily is this explained! You always choose between your weakness and the strength of Christ in you. And what you choose is what you think is real. Simply by never using weakness to DIRECT YOUR ACTIONS, you have given it no power. And the light of Christ in you is given charge of EVERYTHING YOU DO. For you have brought your weakness unto Him, and He has given you His strength instead.”(T-31.VIII.1:5–2:7)
“In no situation that arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy. Therefore, you have no guide to APPROPRIATE ACTION, and no way of judging the result. What YOU DO is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong. It is inevitable, then, that you will not serve your own best interests. Yet they are your only goal in any situation which is correctly perceived. Otherwise, you will not recognize what they are.” (W-24.1:1-6)
“There is not a moment in which God’s Voice ceases to call on my forgiveness to save me. There is not a moment in which His Voice fails to direct my thoughts, GUIDE MY ACTIONS and lead my feet.” (W-60.4:2-3)
“God is with me. He is my Source of life, the life within, the air I breathe, the food by which I am sustained, the water which renews and cleanses me. He is my home, wherein I live and move; THE SPIRIT WHICH DIRECTS MY ACTIONS, offers me Its Thoughts, and guarantees my safety from all pain.” (W-222.1:1-3)
“Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or ACTIONS.” (W-254.2:1-2)
“If I forget my goal I can be but confused, unsure of what I am, and thus conflicted in my ACTIONS. No one can serve contradicting goals and serve them well. Nor can he function without deep distress and great depression. Let us therefore be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and ACTIONS meaningfully, and achieve only what God would have us DO this day.” (W-257.1:1-4)
“There is a course for every teacher of God. The form of the course varies greatly. So do the particular teaching aids involved. But the content of the course never changes. Its central theme is always, “God’s Son is guiltless, and in his innocence is his salvation.” It can be taught by ACTIONS or thoughts; in words or soundlessly; in any language or in no language; in any place or time or manner.” (M-1.3:1-6)
As the teacher of God advances in his training, he learns one lesson with increasing thoroughness. He does not make his own decisions; he asks his Teacher for His answer, and it is this he follows as his GUIDE FOR ACTION.” (M-9.2:1-2)
“Your healing Voice protects all things today, and so I leave all things to You. I need be anxious over nothing. For Your Voice will tell me WHAT TO DO and WHERE TO GO; TO WHOM TO SPEAK and WHAT TO SAY TO HIM, what thoughts to think, what words to give the world. The safety that I bring is given me. Father, Your Voice protects all things through me.” (W-275.2:1-5)
“Remembering this, let us devote the remainder of the extended practice periods to asking God to reveal His plan to us. Ask Him VERY SPECIFICALLY:
What would You have me do?
Where would You have me go?
What would You have me say, and to whom?
Give Him full charge of the rest of the practice period, and let Him tell you what needs TO BE DONE by you in His plan for your salvation. He will answer in proportion to your willingness to hear His Voice.
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