June 2016 Newsletter
If you don’t believe in miracles, read no further. But if you believe in the POSSIBILITY of miracles or absolutely believe, read on. This is story that will stretch your imagination and belief both.
Einstein stated, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” My husband and I have been living in the reality of the latter part of this statement and truly, in our opinion, it is borne out over and over again that miracles happen every day.
I realize that one’s definition of “miracle” differs from one to another but we happen to believe that finding a parking place just where we want one, or finding a sale on just that item we are looking for, or meeting just that right person who can make something happen that we are yearning for….we believe all these “everyday” events are miracles. We’ve seen big ones too: the healing of long held beliefs that have held us back; the healing of relationships once damaged; the landing in the right place at the right time and finding just the right place to live….and more.
Well, here is a corker for you. Last week I could not find my cell phone. Panic began to raise its ugly head until I took a deep breath, turned it over to God and my best friend St. Anthony (Patron Saint of lost items according to the Catholic faith), and went about my day remembering all my blessings and giving thanks for all I have been given. Somehow shifting from panic to gratitude calms me down immediately and allows me to remain clear headed and focused on the good in my life. The last I had seen my phone, I had been uploading photos on my phone of a family gathering to iCloud for other family members to view and had put it specifically on a table in our house where cell reception is the best. When I went to get it to recharge it, it was gone. GONE.
We turned the house upside down. We searched the cars. Went through my purse several times. Went out on the patio and checked the seating and tables. No phone.
Two days went by. On the third day, I went to the farmer’s market. Earlier that morning before the sun rose, Bill had prayed that I find that phone. He created a beautiful short prayer and told me about it when I arose that morning.
When I returned from the farmer’s market a few hours later, Bill was in tears. He came towards me unable to utter a word and held up my cell phone, which he had found on a table outside.
Now, the skeptics among you might say, “yeah, you just put it there, forgot it, and didn’t see it when you looked before.” But those who believe in miracles might say, “WOW! That is amazing that it wasn’t there when you looked, and then it was after your husband said that prayer. That is really, really awesome.”
Which are you? The Skeptic who doubts, or the believer who is all in, or are you somewhere in between? Wherever you are on that spectrum tells you a lot about how you live your life, what your expectations are, and perhaps, even, why things are as they are for you.
There was a time in my life when I did not believe in miracles, and it was a dark period for me. When I jolted myself out of that abyss, when I returned to my trusting nature, when I again accepted the reality of miracle for myself, things changed dramatically in my life. If you want things to change for your own situation, try believing. Just try it. See every little wonder in your life as a miracle: finding just what you are looking for when you are shopping, hearing just what you need to hear, running into just the right person.
Trust your intuition, create your vision, go into action, believe and know that the Universe is co-creating with you. And when your miracles appear, give thanks.
Try this for 99 days and see if it changes anything for you. Let me know. And trust that your life WILL change.
“The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.”
“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”
“Don’t give up before the miracle happens.”
“Positive thinking by itself does not work. Your embodied vision, partnered with vibrant thinking, harmonized with active listening, and supported with your conscious action, will clear the path for your miracles.”
“Miracles never cease to amaze me. I expect them, but their consistent arrival is always delightful to experience.”
~Mark Victor Hansen
“To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.”