Miracles, simply stated, are conditions that occur that are both desirable and improbable. Because they are hard to predict and often hard to verify, some people doubt they truly exist. Perhaps you fall into this camp–the dubious camp. Maybe you were that skeptical kid in Sunday school class that had a hard time picturing Moses parting the Red Sea, even when Charlton Hesston did such a stellar job of reenacting it for us on television. Or maybe you dislike the inequality in the way in which they are distributed: one life is saved while others are left to suffer. Maybe you are suspicious that religions seem to have a monopoly on them: they definitely purport to. Or maybe it just comes down to a matter of science: miracles simply do not jibe with what we were taught in physics class. Whatever the reason for your skepticism, keep in mind that there is always at least a thread of truth in the stories we are told, even the ones that involve miracles. It is worth pulling at that thread to better understand their true nature and our potential to produce them ourselves.
If, on the other hand, you do believe in miracles, you will be happy to know that they are as accessible to you as your own thoughts, because that is where they originate – in your thoughts. If you can think, you can create miracles. Humanity has been sitting on a gold mine of infinite possibilities throughout its history, and few have realized it was there to take advantage of it. This is starting to change.
In our very midst, a shift in consciousness is taking place, one which is expanding our understanding of reality. It can be summed up best as a growing sense of interconnectedness. Its implications are huge in regards to miracles because if the Universe is but just one big tapestry, and all beings nothing more than patterns weaved into it, then our reach of influence is as infinite as the Universe itself. So how do we claim our right to influence the cosmos? We tug at the thread in the tapestry from which all patterns are weaved—the Spirit.
In Spirit, there are no boundaries between bodies. All is fluid. When it orchestrates our lives, the whole Universe plays in concert to our efforts. Our aim, therefore, is to put Spirit in charge of guiding our lives. For most of us, the brain holds this position. It advises us on everything from achieving happiness to how to deal with global warming. But the brain is nothing more than software that allows our physical form to synthesize information. All its insights draw from its programming which, for much of humanity, is tenuous at best. This does not mean that the mind is useless. On the contrary, when animated by Spirit, it expresses itself in the most amazing ways. It is creative and boundless. It is capable of producing miracles. It is the Miracle Mind.
The force that pushes against the ego is karma, the principle of cause and effect. Karma affords us the opportunity to test the truth of what our egos tell us through our experiences. It may take us lifetimes to identify the voice of the ego, and even a few more to determine once and for all not to listen to it, but eventually, the suffering caused by our karma leads us to connect the dots. In this regard, karma can be seen as a beacon for truth, guiding us by telling us when we are hot and when we are not. Thus, we owe much of our spiritual evolution to it, both on a personal and collective level. Thanks to it, human consciousness has evolved and continues to do so, albeit at a somewhat slow and painful pace.
But karma does not have to be the only force driving our awakening. Once it becomes clear to us that our destiny is to awaken to our spiritual nature, we develop the will, or intent, that drives the process. We can then make choices that will support our destiny. We can develop the habit of turning all matters over to Spirit rather than entrusting them to our egos. We also make the move into heart-centered awareness, from which we plug directly into our spiritual nature. In taking these steps, we begin to experience our minds as an instrument for making miracles.
Few in history have dared to imagine themselves as miracle makers. Even today, the majority of people still believe such a distinction is reserved for God. Thus, we pray and pray to God for a miracle not understanding that it is a power God has invested in us. We are the miracle makers of our lives. Recognizing ourselves in this larger context is an evolutionary step we are being invited to take, and one that will greatly facilitate our ability to create miracles if we do.
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