Everyday Miracles

by Kelly on July 22, 2014

I left work today for my usual drive home.  About a mile down the road, I notice this little jumping spider on my hood.  The rest of the way home, I kept peeking at the hood to check on him, and sure enough, he was still there.  I live 37 miles from work.  I was driving about 65 m.p.h. for some stretches of the trip.  And a little bitty spider was able to hold onto my hood!

While watching him, my nerdy mind went into overdrive:  How much wind pressure did he experience at 65 m.p.h.?  What temperature differential did he feel between the hot Kia hood and the wind on a 93 degree day?  What coefficient of friction existed when he was hanging on?  The hood was neither terribly clean, nor waxed recently…

By now you must be wondering – What does this have to do with everyday miracles?  Your viewpoint!  If you feel that miracles are only those things sanctioned by a religious organization and documented in their guiding tome, then you probably wouldn’t call the spider’s feat a miracle.  However, if you find yourself awe-struck by the wonders of nature’s architecture, then you might count the physics-defying arachnid’s accomplishment as a miracle.

Now think about the energy of those two viewpoints.  The first one feels closed, rigid, unexciting, that miracles don’t happen anymore, and that if one did, you wouldn’t have permission to declare that one happened.  The latter viewpoint feels expansive, wondrous, exciting, and like the ability to see and the power to declare miracles comes from within.  It’s yours and not somebody else’s.

The viewpoint that you take has a lot to with how well your energy, and hence, your life, flows.  If you’ve been feeling stagnant, stale energy or a lot of energetic blocks, you may want to change how you view things.  Try this:  Find something in nature that appeals to you.  It could be a flower with an intricate pattern, a beautiful stone or crystal, the way the sun is making a tree shimmer.   Now acknowledge all the things that had to be in the right place at the right time for that to happen.

Now, declare it a miracle.  Say out loud, or in your mind, “I declare that a miracle has occurred here today!”   Then send some appreciation that you got to witness the miracle you’ve declared.  Write them in your journal if you like.  Repeat this every day for one week.  Get in the habit of looking for, and declaring, everyday miracles.  You’ll be amazed at how quickly life will feel miraculous!

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