Thursday, November 23, 2017

Demonstrations of magic and miracles

May 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Trust

There are times when your world doesn’t seem to be working so well, when we wonder what is wrong – with us, with others, with everything. At such times there are feelings of discomfort, lack, disorder and even despair in our lives. We may look at our goals, desires and stated intentions and they seem ever more elusive. We may feel like giving up, or lowering our intentions to fit the limitations in our lives. Perhaps we feel to settle for our lives as they are – discomfort, stress, disorder, pain, mediocrity and even suffering.

We don’t have to. We can choose to move ourselves out of this conundrum and reclaim our inheritance of a life of joy and wellbeing. I know, because I experienced such a situation yesterday.

On Thursday, I returned from overseas to find things not going as I wished. All sorts of problems and bad news abounded. I noticed that I was very agitated, tense and on a short fuse with everyone around me. That night, I resolved to get to bed early, but not before a warm shower and meditation. I lit the calming chamomile incense and sat still for 20 minutes. It was a difficult meditation, more sitting than meditation as my thoughts were all over the place but I just sat in quietude and observed. I then crawled into bed, with this thought “Tomorrow is a new day”. I resolved to start my day right with meditation, prayer, readings and journaling and set my alarm set an hour earlier to make sure that I could do this unhurriedly.

I awoke to the new day. I opened my Daily Word magazine “randomly” to a reading on ….. FAITH! “Blessings are flowing to me and from me this day”. Magic, I thought, for this is exactly the message I need. I then opened my Creative Thought magazine again “randomly” and … more magic! “I am opulent” was the reading, with a quotation by Karen Drucker: “God is my source. God is my power. God gives me everything I need”. In this spirit, I wrote 3 pages of things I was grateful for in my gratitude journal, some I had already received and some I desired to receive. I then proceeded to outline my “to do” list for the day, guided now by the poignant reminder to have faith in the only power and source that always gives me everything I need and focused by my expressions of gratitude!

From this moment on, my day becoming infused with all sorts of beautiful moments of manifestation. I wrote “Mother’s Day promo’ for Free and Laughing. Within an hour, Michael Anthony Cuffe called and invited me to be a guest on his radio programme that evening to speak about my Free and Laughing CD! I received good news about the possibility of a large 6-month contract for my firm. I finally contacted a client, who had been ambivalent about a proposal over the past few months, and he told me “Marguerite, we have to talk. We need help”. Payments long outstanding for my books and CDs came in. All was well in my world. Magic and miracles abounded! It was a new day!

And so I muse: what are the lessons from this experience? They abound, but here are a few. I am sure you will discern more.

1. Observe – our bodies signal our alignment with our intentions. Once we notice that our bodies and emotions are in disarray, it is a signal to change our state. We can start this process with simple, physical things – gentle nurturing of our bodies with a warm shower, yoga or massage; creating a calm environment and sitting quietly in meditation, or just sitting with eyes closed and deep, slow breathing

2. Our intentions – underlying this must be clarity around our intentions. Sometimes the discomfort in our bodies and emotions is telling us to get clear about our desired state

3. Be grateful – expressing our gratitude immediately shifts our state by reminding us how blessed we already are, and sets and focuses the blessings to come. What we give thanks for, we receive more of

4. Faith – know that God is the only Source, the only Power that gives us everything we need. When we have faith, we will know that any appearances to the contrary are simply temporary illusions that will pass away

Gratitude and faith. These two precepts set the foundation for our good to flow to us. We are co-creators of our lives. With clear intentions for our lives, faith in the only Source and gratitude for all our blessings, demonstrations of magic and miracles will be the norm, rather than the exception.

Comments

4 Responses to “Demonstrations of magic and miracles”
  1. LADY ROOTS says:

    Sistren Marguerite,

    Thank you for helping us to remember that we must recognize and give thanks for the multitude of blessings we receive each day in order to be ready to receive tomorrow’s abundant blessings.

  2. Stonethroweronline says:

    Marguerite: But faith is not something abstract. Faith is exercized in someone or something. The Bible in Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please God and he who comes to God must believe that He is. But the Bible also says, John 14:6 No one comes to the father except through the Son. He is the way, the truth and the light. Have you put yopur faith IN the Son Marguerite? Remember freedome is not free. Christ paid a high price for your freedom and mine and I am truly free!

  3. Marguerite Orane says:

    Thank you Stonethroweronline. This is my faith: God is my source. God is my power. God gives me everything I need. We all have our paths – I am happy you have found yours.

    Blessings

    Marguerite

  4. Bassagirl says:

    Your words are right on time! Sometimes we all need a faith boost.