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I Believe in Miracles

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blogger is Gabrielle Bernstein, motivational speaker and author of Add More ~Ing to Your Life.

I believe in miracles. Period. Full stop.

For some of you that may be a pretty ballsy statement—for others it may seem like an unrealistic pipe dream. Still others may want to believe in miracles but encounter resistance. Why have miracles become a cute concept we tweet about or a possibility we turn to only when all hell breaks loose? Why aren’t miracles an everyday occurrence, a moment-to-moment thought, an expectation?

A miracle is simply a shift in perception from thoughts of fear to thoughts of love. Many of us lost track of this simplicity because we fell for fear instead. When our thoughts are focused on fear we block miracles. Fear becomes the norm and we deny the potential for peace and love.

Six years ago I could no longer deny my need for a miracle. My life had hit a bottom and I had no other choice but to call on a miracle for help. My call was answered when I was guided to the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles, designed to restore our perceptions of fear to right-minded perceptions of love. I’ve been a student of the Course ever since. Through my dedication to the Course’s text, 365 daily meditations and the teacher’s manual I’ve begun the journey of restoring my faith in miracles. Through my internal transformation my external world has exploded with light. Even in the darkest situations I ask for a miracle and I’m relieved of my fear, only to return to love. One day at a time I choose a miracle and now I live a miraculous life. I work miracles like a full-time job.

Working miracles requires faith. If we don’t believe in miracles we won’t experience them. When our focus is on lack, fear, anger and attack then lack, fear, anger and attack will be our life’s experience. But when our focus shifts to peace a miracle can occur. A Course in Miracles teaches, “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.” The moment we shift our perception from fear to love we experience a miracle. It’s as simple as that.

We can all be miracle workers if we choose to be. If you want to perceive your world in a bright new light then follow my five-step plan for workin’ miracles.

Step One: Recognize Your Fear
Asking for a miracle welcomes the correction of your mind. The first corrective step in undoing your discomfort is to recognize that your problem isn’t “out there.” Your problem is the fear in your mind. The Course suggests, “Say to yourself that you must somehow have chosen not to love, or the fear could not have arisen.” This step helps you see your fear as nothing more than a misguided thought.

Step Two: Be Willing to Choose Love
The Course teaches, “Fear arises from lack of love.” Identify your fear as nothing more than lack of love. This step will quickly help you disassociate with your fears and prepare you for a full-blown surrender.

Step Three: Surrender your Fear
The third step to working miracles is to surrender. Surrendering comes through prayer. Simply say a prayer to God, the Universe, angels, Grandma (whomever you like to talk to) asking for a miracle. You might say something like this: “I need a hook-up. Things aren’t working out and fear has consumed my mind. I surrender my will. I ask for a miracle.” Give up your fear fully and let the Universe do her thing.

Step Four: Receive Perfect Love
The Course teaches, “The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.” Once you open your energy to receive a miracle a lot will begin to shift. If you surrender fully you’ll recognize your fear and resentments as not real. You will no longer feel connected to fear. You will be inspired to forgive, choose love and release attack. You will welcome perfect love. This doesn’t require any work on your end. Just stay committed to love and the miracle will occur naturally.

Step Five: Expect Crazy Sexy Miracles!
We must commit to working miracles for the practice to become involuntary. The goal is to practice surrendering your fear to love all the time. The more you practice, the more you can expect Crazy Sexy Miracles.

For more lessons on A Course in Miracles and free downloads of my lectures CLICK HERE.

For More:
Denying Fear

What Your Words Say About You

21 Simple Ways to Be Happy



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Donna L. Huftalen

posted April 20, 2011 at 7:18 am


Just what I needed to see this morning. It is the path I have been on for the last six months. This is just another nugget that confirms what I already am discovering about my life. I am working on choosing love of self and letting go of the things I fear most. I recommend that everyone see this clip and hope you will share it with others.



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Mike

posted April 20, 2011 at 10:37 am


Interesting!



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Shannon

posted April 20, 2011 at 11:54 am


Mike,

This is VERY interesting, and I like it!!!!



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Deo

posted April 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm


I believe in miracles and I aim to have a life full of them…this adds another piece to the puzzle.



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George

posted April 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm


Fear means this.False Evidence Appearing Real. F.E.A.R. This is so true!!



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Darknightenor

posted April 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm


Good stuff!!!



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Darlene

posted April 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm


I am a miracle and every day is gift. I am a liver recipient and so blessed. I was pretty miserable for years, a lot of it because I felt sorry for myself for being raised in an orphanage, knowing my birth mother was only 20 minutes. I was unhappy, always worried about money and raising 3 children by myself. It’s taken me a while…I’m in my 50′s but I have no hatred toward my mother or my life. God gave me 3 wonderful, healthy boys (now men). What more could anyone asked for out of life…except me…I got a liver too. I saw angels and God when I had my surgery. I am not supposed to be here, my heart stopped several times. My family thought I wouldn’t make. God has plans for me. I am happy and in love with my husband of 16 years. Don’t forget, every day is a gift.



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emilia

posted April 21, 2011 at 5:48 am


Great reminder! Thankyou. I love miracles. I love when they show up. I love hearing/reading/talking about miracles.



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William

posted April 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm


No caption or no subtitle? No miracle after all. Pls add for me and Deaf people too..



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Delenna

posted April 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm


A Miracle: Comes to each of Gods Children upon Faith, in things unseen, and then are there. We lift our hands and worship the Almighty God for all he sacraficed for us sinners, yes, all of us who are still he on earth, for none-no not one is Rightious but God himself, when we, surrender all to him, he pours out to us the riches from Heaven, for we all Proclaim that Jesus Christ Is Lord, Glory, to the Lamb, The Love Of God His Son.



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Chrissy

posted April 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm


I used to think miracles didn’t occur unless you did EVERYTHING in your control first. I have completely given my life to god and have learned so much. The phrase that has helped me the most is “Let go, and let god”!



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Preston

posted April 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm


I truly believe in miracles because God has put many miracles in my life. I’m asking God for a miracle now and I know God will cause it to manifest. If you ask and believe, you shall receive. I am so grateful for my believe in God and for all of the good God continues to put into my life. I ask God to remove fear and doubt from my life and to replace it with love and gratitude. May God’s grace protect us always!



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Brother (MILES)

posted April 22, 2011 at 12:54 am


I pray For every one all over the world the children of earthquake japan/H ayyeds I see the Miracles that God is doing Now every day…
I pray for the sick and the needy the homeienss the poor I see Gods
Miracles all over the world ! God bless the world with love for all mankind! Brother Miles! ps I you need I will pray for you! Right Now!
and Forever in gods hands…Miracles of love!!!



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grog

posted April 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm


I am living proof. Miracles do happen. If they didn’t, I most likly would not be hear now. Verry nice presantation.



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