"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."
-- Albert Einstein
A survey from the Pew Forum on Religion showed that nearly 80% of Americans, even Millennials who don't consider themselves religious, believe in miracles. Since you know what I think about miracles (I am one!) it's time we all took a second look at what miracles are, and how we can all be, and create, more of them...
What are miracles?
The definition of a miracle is: a welcome and surprising result not explicable by science. By it's very definition, miracles require that we welcome them into existence. For example, a friend dropping by your house without warning; you might be surprised, but you welcome them into your space and your life. A visit wasn't something you expected, but your happy with this outcome and allow it in. By definition, that is exactly what miracles require: we must be available to them first. We have to welcome them in.
Here is how we've been misusing miracles: if a miracle is only an outcome that is surprising and welcomed, miracles don't necessarily have to be a positive outcome that benefits us. It means only that we welcomed the outcome, an outcome not explicable by science.
We use the past as evidence to create a story that we repeat to ourselves every single day. The story creates our beliefs about ourselves and our lives. And with those beliefs, we make choices that shape our entire lives, from our work to our relationships to our health to our happiness. So every time we prove our story true is actually us working a miracle, an surprising but welcomed outcome. By repeating those messages in our head, we're putting off the energy into this world that tells life "I keep repeating this to myself, I'm holding on very tightly to it", and all the universe hears is how much you love that story and want to keep it near. Life keeps handing you opportunities to make that story true, and you work like a detective to keep finding evidence of why your story is true. You simultaneously attract and seek out evidence for your own story. Sometimes it's actions to keep avoiding your story (being shy and not attracting attention because you think you're not attractive), sometimes it means enforcing your story (seeking the approval of authority figures because you think you're not smart enough).
That also means that positive and happy miracles occur with the help of your energy as well. The mindset you use to create your reality absolutely, constantly works miracles to bring you what you want. In turn, this universe is so giving and loving, it gives just the reality you asked for with your beliefs. Life loves you that much.
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How have we created
the miracles in our lives?
So how do we create miracles in our lives? By welcoming them. By creating a mindset in which the miracles you wish to occur are invited. By creating the story in which what you want is possible, has potential. By believing in yourself, in your goals, in your own power. Also, by allowing life to surprise you with it's support of your beliefs and stories in unexpected place. By trusting life to present you with what you want most: the story of a victim or the story of a champion. By remaining in wonder of how life will unfold around you.
If you choose not to do this, you'll still create miracles. If you decide to believe in all the reasons you can't, or all the stories about how you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, you'll continue to seek out opportunities that prove yourself right. Either way, this loving and wonderful universe will give you whatever you dwell on most.
If you want to break free of the story of your past of why you are not enough, you must only go back and analyze the decisions that created the story. Looking back on your life, what decisions have you made about yourself, or about the world, that created your beliefs and your reality? What belief is holding you back from what you want; and at what moment in your past did you make the decision that created this belief? This is a painful, awkward process because it often means going back and looking at what you decided about your failures, and what decisions you made in your most embarrassing moments.
- First: Go back and take inventory of the decisions you've made about yourself and your life that have shaped your reality. Pay special attention to the painful and embarrasing parts of your life, and what it made you decide about your worth.
- Second: Unblock yourself by releasing the beliefs that shaped your current reality. Realize that you made an ill-informed decision, and release the conclusion you drew from it.
- Lastly: Make new decisions not based on the past, but based on the future of what you want to happen, what you are striving for. Free yourself from the past by not allowing it to dictate your future.
Now your belief system goes from reliving the past to creating the future. Your decisions go from "because of" to "so that". And the universe can respond to your new energy with the opportunities you're asking for, seeking for, and calling out.
You truly are a being of incredible power miraculous intention. You can break free from that loser boyfriend by changing the belief you don't need him anymore. You can get out of that dead-end job by changing the beliefs that you are chained by the money or aren't able to do better.
You are capable of creating every miracle in your own life you see fit. You have the ability to be grateful for every miracle -- even the challenges -- you've been able to create in your own life so far. Best of all, now you can create the belief system to make better decisions that build the future you want, and use this incredible, kind, generous universe to help you achieve every miracle you dream of.
Rachael Yahne is an award winning blogger, writer and cancer survivor. After years as a fashion journalist, she now writes lifestyle articles about purpose, passion, well-being and asking life's biggest questions. You can catch up with her on Twitter ( @RachaelYahne ) and read more of her work at HerAfter.com
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