The topic of how to live a miraculous life is one that comes through in many of my lectures, books, and video blogs. As a student and teacher of metaphysics and the text A Course in Miracles, I’ve always subscribed to the belief system that a miracle is simply a shift in perception.
When we choose to align our thoughts with the thoughts of love, peace, grace and compassion, that’s when we begin to experience miraculous changes in our life. The simplicity is that we just have to begin to pay attention to our thoughts. We have to become more mindful and conscious of the thoughts that we’re choosing, the words that we’re using, and the actions that we’re taking.
When we start to become responsible for the thoughts we think, we have a greater awareness of how we want to change and what we want to shift. Once you have become willing to look at your crazy and call it out, you can offer it up and ask spirit to change it.
From the perspective of A Course in Miracles, spirit is like a wise, kind teacher or best friend who is there to be almost an intermediary between your low-level ego thoughts and your high-minded spiritual thoughts. When you ask spirit for help, whatever you believe spirit may be, you’re asking an internal teacher to take that low-vibe way of thinking and, as Marianne Williamson says, return your thoughts to love.
Whenever we’re not in loving, compassionate, kind, generous, graceful ways of thinking, we’re out of alignment with the source of who we are. All you have to do is pay attention to the low-vibe, negative ways of thinking — the attack, the judgment, the separation — and ask spirit to help reorganize it. You can say, “Thank you, spirit, for taking this from me. Thank you for making me see this differently.” You can call it whatever you want, whether spirit or inner guide or inner teacher, whatever resonates with you. Whatever name you use, you’re inviting in an invisible force to remind you of who you are.
The guidance you receive can come in various forms. You may sense a presence come over you, or you may have a spiritual assignment come your way to remind you who you are. Or maybe a beautiful experience happens where you see a message scrawled on a wall or hear a song playing in a store, and you’re reminded of your love nature.
All these experiences we have are just lessons in the classroom we’re living in. The world is a classroom. Each discomfort, each grievance, each moment we choose to attack, is an opportunity to get back in school and get back into the practice of changing our minds.
And we don’t have to do it for ourselves — we can ask spirit to build that bridge for us, to help us return to love. Getting into the practice of witnessing the negativity, asking for help, paying attention to all the beautiful and magnificent lessons around us, and listening to that guidance, is the pathway to living a miraculous life.
Let me know how you’ve been using these tools and what you’ve witnessed about your own behavior or thoughts. And let me know what kind of guidance you’ve received!
These tools are incredibly simple and powerful and we can use them anytime, anywhere. Get into the habit and I know they will serve you.