Every day is filled with miracles. Some are profound like near-death experiences or the miracles of scripture. Others are simple like the smile of an infant or a tiny flower pushing its way through volcanic ash. Miracles are all around us but often, we fail to see them.
What we call miracles are occurrences that seem to manipulate the laws of physics; making the impossible, possible. But in Truth, they are the working out Spiritual Law revealing what was already there but not visible to our human eyes.
In my work as a graphic designer for automotive dealer announcement shows, I witnessed a great number of on-stage car reveals. Although the cars seemed to miraculously appear, they were already there, just beneath the stage, or just beyond the smoke and mirrors.
Such are the miracles of life. The smiling infant reminds us that there is joy, love and comfort just beneath the surface. The budding flower in the unlikely setting of volcanic ash reminds us of the grand circle of life continuously renewing itself. Witnessing miracles in everyday life fills us with a sense of wonder, connection and oneness. Seeing what appears as miraculous expands our awareness of Spirit at work, perpetually making the invisible, visible.
Albert Einstein said “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Choosing the latter, we are reminded that miracles are everywhere and that even death is a miracle when we behold it as such.
Anita Moorjani, the author of “Dying to Be Me,” chose to return to earthly life following a near-death experience. She now views the cancer that nearly killed her as a miracle that actually saved her life. During her out-of-body experience, her vision expanded in every direction and she found she could be anywhere simply by thinking about it. She thought about her brother and she was instantly beside him as he boarded a plane anticipating her death. Wherever she focused her attention, there she was.
Wherever we focus our attention, there we are. Choosing to live as if everything is a miracle requires that we focus our attention on the miracles all around us. The apostle Paul said “…whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report…think on these things.” As we point our attention to miracles all around us, we experience the miraculous. As we think upon these things we shift our own consciousness and that of the world aound us. Commit yourself to living as though everything is a miracle. Commit to looking for a miracle every day. Focus your thoughts on what is is pure, what is lovely, what is miraculous, and there you are. Think about a miracle today.
© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra
Rev. Eileen Patra is the senior minister at Unity of Livonia. To join Rev. Eileen in witnessing A Miracle A Day, please follow her Facebook page.