Have you ever had a paradigm shift? If so, you experienced a miracle in the truest sense of A Course in Miracles teachings. You changed your mind. You were open to a new way of thinking and feeling so you let go of the belief that no longer served you. This is how lasting change happens. It works because the old ideas are gone, completely gone, replaced with a new understanding. The higher understanding supports new ideas and feelings and allows new dreams to emerge.
This is expansion at its best. It is actually evolution when the old gives way to the newer, stronger, smarter function that allows the organism to survive and thrive in its environment. The concept of evolution applies to a single protozoon, a species of animals, the mind of one person, the birth of a nation, the growth of democracy or the creation of a planet. The universe is constantly evolving; it is the nature of growth.