In any situation which would lead you down the darkened path of fear, there lies an opportunity to change the way you’re experiencing life. Your transformation in that moment is your miracle. Be realistic and believe in miracles, for there are bountiful blessings all around when you’ve adopted the mindset that would perceive them.
“A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love—from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. That shift in perception changes everything.” – Marianne Williamson
Trust Begets Miracles
Miracles return my mind to the truth. All that is required of me is my willingness to change.
“The key to serenity,” Gabrielle Bernstein suggests, “is trusting that the universe has your back.” Inviting miracles into our life requires our full trust in the universal system of love. What you believe, you see and you receive, and that is exactly what a miracle means. A miracle shifts your world by shifting your perception: that shift in perception is the miracle.
We experience a miraculous moment each time we make the shift from fear to love, from despair to hope, from anger to forgiveness, and from pain to peace. Retaining our trust in the universal arrangement of our life brings an element of love to everything we experience. If the universe does have our back, then let us trust that beauty can arise from the most unlikely places, and that miracles blossom where hope grows.
Trust begets miracles because our faith in the process gives us an attitudinal advantage over the dark times. We may recognize that we’re in the midst of suffering, yet we can consciously climb out of the depths of that pain and reach for higher thoughts. Our abiding willingness to change the way we’re experiencing life is a symbol of our trust in how (and why) life reveals its lessons to us. Each request to see peace in the pain invites the support of the universe.
Infinite possibilities, for joy and abundance, open up to those who believe in miracles. I love how this truth is so elegantly illuminated by A Course In Miracles: “Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety.”
Love is the Foundation
When I shift my perception from fear to love, I experience a miraculous moment.
Though we trust, we will still forget to love, but through our trust we can more quickly and easily return to love. A state constructed by fear may manifest in many ways. Perhaps we’re blaming someone for our suffering, clinging to something we might lose, or cursing the universe for delivering loss to our doorstep.
Yet love is kind, patient, compassionate, joyous, and grateful; love makes no offense and needs no defense. When we embody any of the qualities of love, we’re trusting that we live in a friendly universe where miracles abound.
A miracle may come in the form of your willingness to forgive another, or the choice to show compassion toward yourself during a difficult time. Forgiveness heals the perception of separation, and that’s the content of a miracle: it heals misperceptions. The foundation of all miracles is the truth, and love is the truth. The moment we choose to perceive any facet of our life with love, the stage is set for miraculous change.
This excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s book, A Year of Miracles
Love’s miracles are being created in every given moment, unobstructed by anything carried over from the past. That is the way the universe operates. Faith in love doesn’t determine love’s power, but it does determine whether or not we experience its power.
… We can have faith and have miracles, or we can deny faith and deflect them.
Believe in Miracles
Blessings are everywhere, and I seek them, for I am miracle minded.
When you believe in miracles, you don’t need to hunt for your purpose, because your purpose will find you. It becomes evident that life has a much bigger plan for you, and that miracles are a part of it. Peace is a part of that life. Simply saying, “I am willing to forgive” or “I am learning to trust the process” translates into “I believe in miracles.”
Remember that miracles do not need to be a big shift–every intervention of the divine is a miraculous moment. Miracles lie within the subtleties of living, they dwell in the invisible. It can be as humble as believing you’re in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. They come in everyday moments, not just grandiose epiphanies. Whenever you’re in a miraculous moment, it’s as if you’ve been there before. You see the world differently, and you’ve somehow known this all along. You’ve just stepped back into love.
There is no order of difficulty in miracles: they are all the same, expressions of love in its highest form. The miracle could be:
- The moment you overcome resistance to love in any given circumstance.
- When we remember that we all get stuck in fear and pain sometimes, that even those we admire are touched by crises, and our illusion of isolation is shattered by visions of union.
- The positive belief we decided to pick up instead of the judgmental view.
- Your decision to forgive someone else for their wrongdoings, or yourself for your mistakes.
- The choice to love unconditionally in the face of fear–you may risk rejection, unmatched affection, vulnerability, hurt, loss, or embarrassment.
- The willingness to change your mind or accept the situation for the sake of peace.
- The recognition of an opportunity in a challenge.
We are all expressions of the same source. Miracles are all expressions of the same source. That source is love.
- Are you willing to shift your perception?
- What would you like to see (and experience) differently?
- What miracles have you encountered that brought you from denial to truth, from fear to love?
- How have the miracles in your life, both “big and small,” changed the way you continued to live?
Please share your own thoughts, lessons from the universe, and stories of miracles with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you care about.
Believe in miracles, because there are some waiting for you today.
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