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PART I

LESSON 159.

I give the miracles I have received.

W-159.1. No one can give what he has not received. 2 To give a thing requires first you have it in your own possession. 3 Here the laws of Heaven and the world agree. 4 But here they also separate. 5 The world believes that to possess a thing, it must be kept. 6 Salvation teaches otherwise. 7 To give is how to recognize you have received. 8 It is the proof that what you have is yours.

W-159.2. You understand that you are healed when you give healing. 2 You accept forgiveness as accomplished in yourself when you forgive. 3 You recognize your brother as yourself, and thus do you perceive that you are whole. 4 There is no miracle you cannot give, for all are given you. 5 Receive them now by opening the storehouse of your mind where they are laid, and giving them away.

W-159.3. Christ's vision is a miracle. 2 It comes from far beyond itself, for it reflects eternal love and the rebirth of love which never dies, but has been kept obscure. 3 Christ's vision pictures Heaven, for it sees a world so like to Heaven that what God created perfect can be mirrored there. 4 The darkened glass the world presents can show but twisted images in broken parts. 5 The real world pictures Heaven's innocence.

W-159.4. Christ's vision is the miracle in which all miracles are born. 2 It is their source, remaining with each miracle you give, and yet remaining yours. 3 It is the bond by which the giver and receiver are united in extension here on earth, as they are one in Heaven. 4 Christ beholds no sin in anyone. 5 And in His sight the sinless are as one. 6 Their holiness was given by His Father and Himself.

W-159.5. Christ's vision is the bridge between the worlds. 2 And in its power can you safely trust to carry you from this world into one made holy by forgiveness. 3 Things which seem quite solid here are merely shadows there; transparent, faintly seen, at times forgot, and never able to obscure the light that shines beyond them. 4 Holiness has been restored to vision, and the blind can see.

W-159.6. This is the Holy Spirit's single gift; the treasure house to which you can appeal with perfect certainty for all the things that can contribute to your happiness. 2 All are laid here already. 3 All can be received but for the asking. 4 Here the door is never locked, and no one is denied his least request or his most urgent need. 5 There is no sickness not already healed, no lack unsatisfied, no need unmet within this golden treasury of Christ.

W-159.7. Here does the world remember what was lost when it was made. 2 For here it is repaired, made new again, but in a different light. 3 What was to be the home of sin becomes the center of redemption and the hearth of mercy, where the suffering are healed and welcome. 4 No one will be turned away from this new home, where his salvation waits. 5 No one is stranger to him. 6 No one asks for anything of him except the gift of his acceptance of his welcoming.

W-159.8. Christ's vision is the holy ground in which the lilies of forgiveness set their roots. 2 This is their home. 3 They can be brought from here back to the world, but they can never grow in its unnourishing and shallow soil. 4 They need the light and warmth and kindly care Christ's charity provides. 5 They need the love with which He looks on them. 6 And they become His messengers, who give as they received.

W-159.9. Take from His storehouse, that its treasures may increase. 2 His lilies do not leave their home when they are carried back into the world. 3 Their roots remain. 4 They do not leave their source, but carry its beneficence with them, and turn the world into a garden like the one they came from, and to which they go again with added fragrance. 5 Now are they twice blessed. 6 The messages they brought from Christ have been delivered, and returned to them. 7 And they return them gladly unto Him.

W-159.10. Behold the store of miracles set out for you to give. 2 Are you not worth the gift, when God appointed it be given you? 3 Judge not God's Son, but follow in the way He has established. 4 Christ has dreamed the dream of a forgiven world. 5 It is His gift, whereby a sweet transition can be made from death to life; from hopelessness to hope. 6 Let us an instant dream with Him. 7 His dream awakens us to truth. 8 His vision gives the means for a return to our unlost and everlasting sanctity in God.

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