A Course in Miracles

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Miracles are natural; when they do not occur, something has gone wrong.

A Course in Miracles

Manifesting miracles does not necessarily mean that we will get what we want. Rather it means being open to possibilities:an attitude of expectancy, rather than expectations of a specific result. It means trusting the Universe to take care of our needs, even when our lives are in turmoil. We all have experienced miracles, even if we don’t know it. It may take the form of a stranger who just happens to direct you to the right help at the right time. We may find that the financial assistance and the housing we need comes through just in time. You may meet someone in a support group who has managed to beat the odds and become productive again. When we try to force miracles, however, they do not come and we become discouraged. But when we place our fate in Spirit’s hands things start happening. Miracles mean new directions and new opportunities. But for many of us, when we are in the depths of our bipolar illness, we often miss the miracles that are right in front of us. If we say, ” I don’t need medication, therapy doesn’t help, support groups are for losers”, then we are rejecting the very miracles that are offered to us. If we say, “I will never get well, it is useless to try”, then we will be right. Miracles also require effort, the willingness to seek out the resources that will help us, and put them to use. No one can help you unless you let them. Many of reject miracles out of pride; we are secretly ashamed of our illness. But if you open the door a tiny little crack to let the sunlight in, you allow space for your own miracles to happen. And remember, the biggest miracles is you, every one of us has inner strength that we are unaware of. We are all manifestations of God; we are not just our illness. If you have survived your illness to this point, then you have already manifested a miracle.

Today I will be open to whatever miracles come my way.