Begin with a Miracle Mantra
There are many ways to begin with YES. One of these yeses is calling on your name, you yourself who is the miracle. In the Miracle Questing Process, you have the opportunity and it is indeed the work, to create reflection scripts which are in effect mini-pledges. Here is a sample pledge, once you have picked a project, preferably taken it through the steps (it’s also perfectly alright to have a project and date in mind i.e. be at step 1).
I, [NAME], am committed to directing my focus, owning up to my fortitude and feeding my faith so as to manifest this VICTORY [name it to claim it] by [date]. I also commit to additional continued Exceptional Effort, no matter what.
Could a greater miracle exist than to look through a freer and more creative perspective for a moment?
All change; particularly a change in perspective/perception is a miracle. The inner miracle, which comes from looking at something in an appreciative way, creates changes in the physical reality. The miracle is the inner miracle, the return to the miraculous mind without being limited to an expectation that the miracle has to appear as a change in the physical event or circumstances.
Creative capacity operates in linear time, but the main ‘work’ is done outside of it, in non-linear time. In non-linear reality you come to the awareness that the only thing that is constant is change and everything changes from moment to moment. The great philosopher, Heraclitus said that: “You cannot step into the same river twice”. Everything changes from moment to moment. It is only the linear mind that attempts and struggles to hang on to a reality that reality is permanent. The Miraculous Mind tells you that you become stuck and frustrated when you strive to give permanent reality to temporary things.
The miracle of the moment is that the moment is impermanent. Our rational frame of mind views time in terms of production. Each minute is seen to be valuable but in terms of production. Each minute is a minute of production, rather than a moment full of life. Such measurement of time is counter to creativity.
We are really talking about a miraculous and magical approach to life rather than a rational, judgmental and linear approach. This natural and spontaneous approach is closer to our true, resourceful and creative nature. A miracle of mind transcends any physical instrument of measurement and judgment.
We need to learn to be present in the moment; this is the true and authentic nature of creativity. A big part of the creative process is indeed the art of relaxation and letting go of a particular linear, measurement and production only consciousness. This process of letting go triggers the miracle.
We give great weight to condition and old/familiar beliefs. The rational approach is held up and even enforced/reinforced by mechanisms in society. We can learn to give greater weight and value (priority) to promoting and allowing ourselves to live by this more miraculous and natural orientation.
The intellect has its value and use and is not a problem. The depreciation of experience comes from relying on the intellect to the exclusion of all else.
The heart’s wisdom is knowledge of the truth. The heart knows much more than the intellectual mind could ever know. The intellectual mind demands facts and cause and effect in a linear, logical and limited way. The logical mind perceives but according to measures that cannot measure what the heart knows. You are more than this mind that measures, you are the mind that is connected to the heart’s wisdom, the creative and all knowing mind that knows the truth in its unlimited essential way. The intellectual mind has become estranged but does not have to remain separated from your other ways of knowing and perceiving.
We make perceptual errors when we project limited patterns on the world we perceive. We can extend unlimited patterns in a way that is sustainable and generative and so create a different reality and a miraculous experience. So you can choose to see through the physical senses or through a creative perspective and so see the essential, which is invisible to the judgmental eye. The same is true of all of your ‘physical’ senses. Each physical sense has a corresponding unlimited sense that is available and accessible to you to use in this very moment.
The intention to reach for the miracle is already a miracle. Because a miracle is a change in perspective, one miracle is not bigger or more difficult to bring about than another. Miracles know no measurement. One miracle is not more ‘blessed’ than another. The surest way to step out of the miracle is to insist on measuring and judging a change in perspective. When one does not interfere with this miracle perspective by grading it, they flow naturally, are sustainable and regenerative. Miracles are free and liberating signifying the end of one way of thinking and the beginning of another. Miracles are thinking that is free of time, space and form. Miracles are natural signs of letting go of limited and limiting thinking and ways of perception. Miracles restore the mind to its oneness and fullness. Miracles align your thinking to your heart’s call, which is truth, passion and potential. Miracles hold the truth and oneness of everything, with no separation. Reaching for a miracle through a process of letting go of limited thinking and reaching for thoughts that lets you live and let live does everyone a service.
Moving forward, I am excited to allow the process to unfold and open up greater possibilities. Not know something in advance but rather recognizing something as it appears. I allow myself the luxury of process of improvisation.
The principle is that there is always discovery in the making. The making needs to be open enough and loose enough for there to be discovery. This is the essence of artful living… miracles is art not analysis.
Become an active exception maker.
The following is a miracle making challenge and practice.
Miraculous Ways 1
It is meaningless until I give it meaning
Over to you and your Miracle Pages:
Choose to relax your shoulders, your body and your mind. Allow your awareness to gently rest on each of these activities; for example, you may begin with ‘words’. Now repeat the principle: ”It is meaningless until I give it meaning” approximately 10 times. Shift your attention to ‘words’ and write in your journal about whatever comes to mind. You may choose to do the same for any of the other aspects of reality.
Spend as much or as little time as you decide to on these miraculous ways. Come back to them anytime and as many times as you decide to, wherever you are. Write as little or as much as you want to.
Miraculous Ways 2
I choose the meaning. I agree to the meaning. I can change the meaning. For example, I can redefine X by re-arranging the parameters of Y and X.
Over to you and your Miracle Pages:
Choose to relax your shoulders, your body and your mind. Allow your awareness to gently rest on each of these activities; for example, you may begin with ‘words’. Now repeat the principle:” I choose the meaning. I agree to the meaning. I can change the meaning. For example, I can redefine failure by re-arranging the parameters of success and failure” approximately 10 times. Shift your attention to ‘words’ and write in your journal about whatever comes to mind. You may choose to do the same for any of the other aspects of reality.
Spend as much or as little time as you decide to on these miraculous ways. Come back to them anytime and as many times as you decide to, wherever you are. Write something, anything.