I believe in miracles. Period. Full stop. For some of you, that may sound like a pretty ballsy statement. For others, it may seem like an unrealistic pipe dream. Still others may want to believe in miracles but find it difficult.
Why have miracles become a cute concept we tweet about or a possibility we turn to only when all hell breaks loose? Why aren't miracles an everyday occurrence, a moment-to-moment thought, an expectation?
A miracle is simply a shift in perception from thoughts of fear to thoughts of love. Many of us lose track of this simplicity because we fell for fear instead. When our thoughts are focused on fear, we block miracles. Fear becomes the norm and we deny the potential for peace and love.
Six years ago I could no longer deny my need for a miracle. My life had hit a bottom and I had no other choice but to call on a miracle for help. My call was answered when I was guided to the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles, designed to restore our perceptions of fear to right-minded perceptions of love.
I've been a student of the course ever since. Through my dedication to the course's text, 365 daily mediations and the teacher's manual, I've begun the journey of restoring my faith in miracles. Through my internal transformation, my external world has exploded with light. Even in the darkest situations I ask for a miracle and I am relieved of my fear, only to return to love. One day at a time, I choose a miracle and now I live a miraculous life. I work miracles like a full-time job.
Working miracles requires faith. If we don't believe in miracles, we won't experience them. When our focus is on lack, fear, anger and attack, then lack, fear, anger and attack will be our life's experiences. But, when our focus shifts to peace, miracles can occur. A Course in Miracles teaches, "Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love." The moment we shift our perception from fear to love we experience a miracle. It's really as simple as that.
We can all be miracle workers if we choose to be. If you want to perceive your world in a bright new light then follow my five-step plan for workin' miracles.
Step One: Recognize your fear. Asking for a miracle welcomes the correction of your mind. The first corrective step in undoing your discomfort is to recognize that your problem isn't "out there." Your problem is the fear in your mind. The course suggests, "Say to yourself that you must somehow have chosen not to love, or the fear could not have arisen." This step helps you see your fear as nothing more than a misguided thought.
Step Two: Be willing to choose love. The Course teaches, "Fear arises from lack of love." Identify your fear as nothing more than lack of love. This step will quickly help you disassociate with your fears and prepare you for a full-blown surrender.