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Today’s Goal: One Word: Miracle


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Miracle— such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.


What it means to me: everyday magic


My story:
When I was a little girl, I told my two younger brothers that I was a witch and I could fly. They were toddlers so they believed me. I knew it wasn’t true, but I really wished I could fly.

When I was a teenager, I loved stories of wizards and magic. In my twenties and thirties I continued to hope that I would somehow uncover a talent like fortune telling or ghost whispering.

I have believed in magic my whole life. I have always believed that there is something wonderous and fantastical in the world. It was just beyond my reach, or else I just didn’t have the right gifts to have that kind of life.

Fast forward to this morning.
I am so dependent on God, that sometimes I just pray “I need you.” Sometimes I can’t even identify what is wrong. I just know something is not quite right. “I need you.”
That is where I was this morning. I just said, “I need you, God.”

I thought I’d take a few minutes to do some reading. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to take up where I left off in A Course in Miracles, or read my next chapter in the bible. I felt a little scattered and not really focused, so I decided to just pick up the bible and open it. I would just take to heart the first verse that my eyes landed on.

I swear to you, this is where my eyes fell.

He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you; does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?—Gal. 3:5


What are the odds that since I chose not to pick up the book about miracles, that I would happen to read a verse about miracles? Sure, you can call it a coincidence. But what if we are missing God, by writing everything off as coincidence? I choose to believe that everything is connected and sometimes it’s just obvious. (By the way, I looked it up and the word miracle/miracles only occurs 32 times in the new testament out of almost 8,000 verses.)
Later in the day, I started to feel really tired and achy. An affirmation came to my mind and I spoke out loud “I am healthy and full of energy.” Almost immediately, I felt better. You can call it God. You can call it the power of positive thinking. You can call it delusional. You can call it Tinkerbell and pixie dust. Who cares? That’s not the point. The point is I FELT BETTER! I call it my thoughts transmitting my needs to the Universe.


The bible says that “God is Love.” (1 John 4:6)
A Course in Miracles says that “everything that comes from love is a miracle.” (ch.1 I v.3)
And God is everywhere, so… you guessed it!
Miracles are all around us!


Takeaway: Something amazing is happening all the time, when I have the eyes to see it. Every time someone goes out of their way to be kind, it’s a miracle. Every time I feel a real connection to another person, there is Love. That is God. That is a miracle. When I am given the grace to do a difficult task, God’s Love is with me. I finally have real magic in my life!


Today’s goal: Today I will see my life through the lens of faith. I will see evidence that I am connected to everything via the power of God’s Love. I will open my ears to listen for music. I will see the sparkle in the circumstances and magic in the coincidence.


Affirmation to go:



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