Well, actually, I promised to write about miracles and how to create one. Even more to the point, how we all need to create miracles right now in our world, because they are so urgently needed. Is humanity ready to learn the spiritual technology of miracle making?
The first step is to realize that miracles happen everyday. The fact that you are here, reading this email, your eyes making sense of invisible electrons blinking on and off across your screen, 100 trillion cells within you, working together as a whole, with all that it takes to keep you alive somehow all around you, is several miracles right there. It’s a miracle that food gets to the grocery store, your garbage gets taken away somewhere, water comes out of your tap, and the sun provides just the right amount of heat and light to keep life going. The uprisings in Egypt are a miracle. If you have children, you look at a miracle every day. One might even think there is some kind of divine coordination going on.
So we begin by believing that miracles are everyday occurrences. Which is to say we begin by noticing them when they happen. The more you notice, the more you align yourself with their possibility. What’s a miracle you can name right now that happened recently?
Miracles are generally defined as something that occurs outside your current level of understanding. If we went to a primitive village with a tape recorder hidden in our pocket, they would think it a miracle that we could portray a voice. Some pathway you hadn’t considered, produces something beyond your expectations. Healing occurs, despite the medical prognosis. Funds appear from a source you didn’t know existed. A chance encounter brings you essential information at just the right time.
When we’re stuck and we need a miracle, we need to think outside the box. We need to go to the infinite, to the crown chakra, to the Divine, which is limitless possibilities. There’s no way we can contemplate all those possibilities, we can only open to them.
What draws the particular solution out of the infinite field is your finite need. When you type a word into Google, it searches an infinite database to match your particular request. When you withdraw cash from a bank, you ask for a finite amount that comes out of the bank’s pool of money.
So after getting the top two chakras going, (believing and seeing) you then need to ask (communication, chakra five). A Course in Miracles says, “Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.” The communication of prayer brings us into relationship, and through right relationship, miracles occur naturally.
That brings us down to the heart. Love is the medium through which miracles occur, and the reality that miracles express. It is our love for something that calls forth the miracle. What do you love about this world that is threatened? Is it the taste of strawberries, the peace and quiet of the forest, the sound of birds? Can you send your love out to that place right now, like a lasso from your heart?
Again from A Course in Miracles: “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them.”
February 7, 2011