Course in Miracles
27 - Healing of the Dream
of Pain or Witnesses
God’s Witness sees
no witnesses against the body, neither does He harken to the witnesses
by other names which speak in other ways for its reality.
He knows it
is not real.
could contain what you believe it holds within. Nor could it tell
a part of God Himself what it should feel, and what its function
Yet must He
love whatever you hold dear. And for each witness to the body’s
death He sends a witness to your life in Him Who knows no death.
He brings is witness that the body is not real. Its pains and
pleasures does He heal alike, for all sin’s witnesses do
makes no distinctions in the names by which sin’s witnesses
are called. It merely proves that what they represent has no effects.
And this it proves because its own effects have come to take their
not the name by which you called your suffering. It is no longer
The One Who
brings the miracle perceived them all as one, and called by name
As fear is
witness unto death, so is the miracle the witness unto life.
It is a witness
no one can deny, for it is the effects of life it brings. The
dying live, the dead arise, and pain has vanished. Yet
a miracle speaks not but for itself, but what it represents.
has symbols in a world of sin.
forgives because it stands for what is past forgiveness, and is
and insane it is to think a miracle is bound by laws which it
came solely to undo!
The laws of
sin have different witnesses, with different strengths, and they
attest to different sufferings.
Yet to the
One Who sends forth miracles to bless the world, a
tiny stab of pain, a little worldly pleasure, and the throes of
death itself, are but a single
sound; a call for healing, and a plaintive cry for help within
a world of misery.
It is their
sameness that the miracle attests. It
is their sameness that it proves.
The laws which
call them different are dissolved, and shown as powerless.
of a miracle is to accomplish this, and God Himself has guaranteed
the strength of miracles for what they witness to.