92 Unified need produces unified action because it produces a lack of ambivalence. The concept of a need hierarchy, a corollary to the original error that man can be separated from God, requires correction at its own level before the error of perceiving levels at all can be corrected. Man cannot behave effectively while he operates at split levels. However, while he does, correction must be introduced from the bottom
up. This is because he now operates in space, where concepts such as "up" and "down" are meaningful. Ultimately, space is as meaningless as time. The concept is really one of space-time
93 The physical world exists only because man can use it to correct his
unbelief, which placed him in it originally. He can never control the effects of fear himself because he
made fear and believes in what he made. In attitude, then, though
not in content, he resembles his own Creator, Who has perfect faith in His creations
because He created them. Belief in a creation produces its existence. That is why a man can believe in what no one else thinks is true. It is true for him because it was made
94 Every aspect of fear proceeds from upside-down perception. The more truly creative devote their efforts to correcting perceptual distortions. The neurotic devotes his to compromise. The psychotic tries to escape by establishing the certain truth of his own errors. It is most difficult to free him by ordinary means because he is more consistent in his own denial of truth. The miracle, however, makes no such distinctions. It corrects errors
because they are errors. Thus, the next point to remember about miracles is:
95 The miracle makes
no distinction among degrees of misperception. It is a device for perception-correction, effective quite apart from either the degree or the direction of the error. This is its
96 Christ-controlled miracles are selective
only in the sense that they are directed towards those who can use them for
themselves. Since this makes it inevitable that they will extend them to others, a strong chain of Atonement is welded. However, Christ-control takes no account at all of the magnitude of the miracle itself because the concept of size exists in a plane that is itself unreal. Since the miracle aims at
restoring the awareness of reality, it would hardly be useful if it were bound by the laws which govern the error it aims to correct. Only man makes this kind of mistake. It is an example of the foolish consistency which his own false beliefs have engendered.
97 The power and strength of man's creative will must be understood before the real meaning of denial can be appreciated and relinquished. It is
not mere negation. It is a positive miscreation. While the miscreation is
necessarily believed in by its maker, it does not exist at all at the level of true creation.
98 The miracle compares what man has made with the higher level creation, accepting what is
in accord as true and rejecting the
discordant as false.
All aspects of fear are untrue because they do not exist at the higher creative level, and therefore do not exist at all. To whatever extent a man is willing to submit his beliefs to this test, to that extent are perceptions corrected.
99 In sorting out the false from the true, the miracle proceeds along the following lines:
100 If perfect love casts out fear,
And if fear exists,
Then there is
not perfect love.
But only perfect love
It creates a state which does not exist.
101 Believe this and you
will be free. Only God can establish this solution, and
is His gift.