Farrah Fawcett mentioned in her recent documentary, “It is seriously time for a miracle.” Many of us have experienced at least one major personal problem that seemed unsolvable without a miracle. It might have been a serious business problem, or a major financial crisis, or a health crisis -- any problem so severe that it seemed only a miracle could resolve it.

If people receive the miracle they are seeking, they often celebrate and feel enormous relief and gratitude! Unfortunately, if they don’t receive that miracle, they might worry or feel depressed that they were somehow unworthy.

Lesson #77 of A Course in Miracles (ACIM): Workbook for Students firmly states for each of us, “I am entitled to miracles.” The workbook goes on to say:

"Your claim to miracles does not lie in your illusions about yourself. It does not depend on any magical powers you have ascribed to yourself, nor on any of the rituals that you have devised. It is inherent in the truth of what you are."

So if we are all entitled to miracles regardless of whether we are “worthy” of them, then why isn’t everyone miraculously cured? Why aren’t people who are about to lose their home immediately rescued with a winning lottery ticket or an unexpected windfall?

I think the answer lies in what we *think* we need (our own will) and what we really do need (the Divine Will). We are surrounded by miracles all the time; those loving miracles just tend to be ignored when we are waiting for one *specific* miracle. When we feel anxious about receiving a miracle, or disappointment about not getting a miracle, we lose the joy of appreciating all the beautiful miracles that surround us constantly:

  • “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.” – Pablo Picasso
  • Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.” – Jon Bon Jovi
  • “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
  • “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha
  • “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” - Paulo Coelho

Take a fresh look around you and you will see: you are entitled to miracles.

Here is a video reflecting Buddha’s assertion that our whole life would change if we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc3IjuT2LiE.

I'll be posting another article on Monday -- have a great weekend, everyone! And for other motivational and inspirational thoughts throughout the day, follow me at Twitter.com/DrDebBrown

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