I woke up this morning with a fun oldie playing in my mind: You Sexy Thing (I Believe in Miracles) by Hot Chocolate. It starts out with the infamous chorus that everyone remembers:
I believe in miracles
Where you from
You sexy thing, sexy thing you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along
You sexy thing
1 : an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs; 2 : an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment; 3 Christian Science : a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
1 : sexually suggestive or stimulating; 2 : generally attractive or interesting
I say that a miracle is a sexy thing – it’s amazing, mesmerizing, awe inspiring and can render you speechless. That counts as stimulating, attractive and interesting in my book.
Marianne Williamson, a spiritual teacher, lecturer and NY Times best-selling author, who speaks about the principles of A Course in Miracles explains that a miracle is a simple shift in perception that can change your life. This begs the question: what is your current perception about yourself or any troubling situation you may be experiencing?
We are constantly being challenged to change our minds aka shift our perceptions so we can allow miracles to occur naturally. For example, if you desire financial abundance:
Old thought pattern:
- The love of money is the root of all evil.
- Wealthy people are greedy and indifferent.
- I don’t have a college education so I can’t/won’t go very far. I’m not smart or talented enough.
- My family has always struggled financially.
New thought pattern:
- It’s ok to love money. -How can you attract and commune liberally and happily with something you don’t love? Besides, a good person with a lot of money can do a lot of good in the world.
- Many wealthy people are generous and caring. -You wouldn’t want to be rich and be greedy and aloof, so unless you change your mind about this one you will subconsciously sabotage your efforts to improve your financial situation.
- I may not have a college education but I am smart, talented and have valuable experiences to share. -There are numerous examples of wildly successful people who don’t have a college education.
- My family’s history does not have to define my future. -It’s ok to do things differently and surpass our humble origins, and pay homage to our family.
Adopting new ideas and changing long held beliefs can seem difficult at first but if you remain persistent and consistent you will succeed. It’s as simple as finding out that something you thought was true is not true, you say “Oh, OK, I did not know that” and make changes accordingly. We are the ones that assign meaning to anything and everything in our experience. Why invest time, attention and strong emotions into situations, or people, that we cannot change and are beyond our control? We can easily decide that it’s not that serious, important or earth shattering, and what’s most important is that I am at peace and feel good. Rule of thumb: if it doesn’t feel good it’s got to go or a shift in perception is necessary.
Mel’s Two Cents: I invite you to practice being miracle-minded. As you get serious about shifting your perceptions aka changing your mind to adopt ideas and beliefs that allow you to be receptive to your dreams and desires, the miracles will start to appear. Stop being such a pessimist and exercise those rusty faith muscles, and if you don’t have any faith then get some quick, fast and in a hurry! It’s your life and if you don’t believe and have a hopeful attitude then “it” won’t happen for you. Let’s also remember: we have our intuition which will guide us to take small steps towards our goals along the way. You’ll know it’s the right step when it feels good and peaceful, although it may not always appear logical or practical.
Until next time my miracle-minded friends :)
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