Monday, April 15, 2013

Shifting into a miracle...

One of the most quoted teachings of A Course in Miracles is the basic definition of a miracle. I love the way it sounds in Marianne Williamson's voice. She says, quoting the Course, "a miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love." What a simple and palpable definition of a miracle. This puts miracles right in our hands.

Right now it is almost two in the morning. I sleep for health. Sleep keeps me rested, healthy and in a good mood. It restores me. Sleep is one of my forms of meditation. I had a bout of anxiety about an hour ago just thinking about the fact that I am not sleeping. I can't bring myself to do it. I am not an insomniac, so I don't have experience with not being able to sleep. I started to fret. I went over my agenda for tomorrow, well, for a few hours from now. I felt trouble coming. Without sleep, my to-do list is not possible.

That was true until I shifted that thought from fear to love. 

What will my miracle be? I don't know exactly. I don't want to limit the miracle with my answer. I am open to it. I know it will come. I have released my fearful thought. 

In more difficult circumstances, the process is the same. You shift your thoughts from fear to love. In distress, let go of what scares you. Holding on to that fearful feeling blocks creative thoughts, intuition and vision. 

Today is a good day to release the thought that you will not get what you want, that you will not be loved, that you will not have enough, that you will not know what to say, that something will not go right–knowing that Love will provide, maybe not what you want, but exactly what you need, that you are already loved, that you live in abundance, that creativity comes to you, that mistakes add to your wisdom and that you will overcome them. Shift from fear to love and into a miracle.

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