Miracles are going on all around us and although there is no degree – although we tend to start small. We start with what we can – or allow ourselves to see. So the question is – Are you seeing Miracles? If not, why not? Here are some answers. And if you keep reading, you’ll see a little miracle, after all the gunk that is….
CLUTTER. Mind clutter. I’ve noticed a pattern with people lately – One I used to fall into, and still do on occasion, but now I catch myself. I’M SOOOOOOO BUSY. But take a second. Think about it. Are you? ARE you? how much time are you spending on things that DO NOT MATTER or contribute to your (and the people around you’s) quality of life. Facebook. Twitter. Reading about celebrities – people you do not know and do not know you. I’m not saying don’t use those things, but use them less or pick 1, only 1. Notice when you start and when you stop. 10 minutes is more than enough.
DRAMA. Yours or other people’s. Doesn’t matter. Getting down and dirty into someone else’s, or needing to tell your drama story – again, this is KEEPING you away from true quality of life, the true RICH experiences you deserve. Drama is not a rich experience. Drama is perpetuating foolishness. It’s that simple. Once you take a few steps back you can REALLY see it. Drama creates DRAG. Bags dragging on the ground is what I see. Roots intertwined, creating a suffocation and inability to grow. Do your friends stress you out? Do you call them only to bitch, and do they call you to do the same? It’s time for new friends. You are holding yourself back from miracles. So many people have told me, “But wait! What if that person is my MOM/SISTER/BROTHER/DAD??” Oh yea, I hear that all the time. ALL the time! Should the fact you are related to this person have anything to do with the fact you are allowing the relationship to hold you back from miracles? (Notice what I said – you are allowing the relationship to hold you back from miracles. I didn’t say THEY are holding you back from miracles. See what I did there? See what you are allowing? BAM!
Here’s the flip of those:
CLEAN OPEN SPACES: Clear out the crap. Then do another sweep and clear out some more. I’m in the process of doing this, in my home. Clean it out and DON’T IMMEDIATELY GO LOOKING FOR MORE! Don’t replace what you just cleaned! We all do it, notice it, and stop. It works the same way in life. Instead of buying more disposable crap, get rid of it all and get one GOOD thing that does the job. You only need one. (I only need one, maybe two black t-shirts. Do you know what I pick up the most when I go shop? PUT DOWN THE BLACK T SHIRT! YOU ALREADY HAVE 10!) See how this carries over to FB, Twitter, Instagram, TMZ, You don’t have to read Every Article on FB. Pick one. Move on. DON’T read the comments. They will only piss you off and contribute to that mind clutter. Leave some open space – for spontaneity, to do something different, stop and chat face to face with a friend…great things can happen in that “open” space. Take your kid for an ice cream, throw the ball for 10 minutes, you get it. There are no screens in open space. (Sorry)
DON’T PLAY: Divert Divert Divert. Present positive conversations instead of negative ones. Thing is, sometimes that doesn’t work. Be ok with that. Just don’t return those phone calls, or if you are able, let that person know you can’t have that conversation anymore, but say it with love – Literally – tell them, listen, “I love you, but I just can’t talk about that anymore”. Or simply say “That doesn’t work for me.” Simple. To the point. Not a lot of words, and more importantly NO EXCUSES. I learned that from my Mother In Law Years ago – and I still use it to this day. No Judgement, no fluff. I share it with people all the time and see that light bulb go on…wow. Yea, that DOESN’T work for me! You’re welcome.
Some people will feel judged by that, but remember, you are trying to see miracles, don’t let that stand in your way. Invite them to see miracles too! Some will take you up on it, some won’t. That’s just the way it is. Maybe the invitation plants a seed that you will never see grow. But the seed is there none the less. Pretty cool.
Do these things and then…going through your day, notice EVERYTHING. Let your vision open. Use the peripheral. REALLY use the peripheral. Here’s an example – a couple of days ago I went out back to let my dogs out. The sun was shining on the grass, and I noticed a twinkle. I’d been standing on the back porch just looking at…well, nothing. Just looking around the yard, when I saw that twinkle. Can you see them?
They caught my attention because I WASN’T REALLY LOOKING FOR ANYTHING. I was just in open space. I wasn’t trying to accomplish anything, or make something happen, fill the time with something. But when I saw that little twinkle, I thought, “huh, what’s that?” and I walked over. This is what I saw.
And I was amazed. Each blade that held a drop and almost all of them did – was beautiful in its own right. But together, they were stupendous. And they were everywhere. I took a few minutes to take the pictures and just enjoy them. I felt like each one was smiling at me, happy to be recognized. Miracles are HAPPY to be recognized. This was a beautiful shared moment. The picture cannot express the feeling I felt being connected just momentarily to these tiny sweet blades of grass. I looked out later, and the drops were gone.
Open space allows for miracles to be seen. Tunnel vision does not allow for miracles. When I work with kids I tell them, SEE EVERYTHING. We practice it. I tell them look at me, but notice – not by looking – but by using your peripheral vision – tell me what color socks the kid next to you is wearing. It freaks them out that they can do that. I tell them, practice seeing everything. When you train yourself to “see everything” you start catching the little things. And that’s where a lot of the miracles are. That’s where we start seeing them anyway. Connections happen, in the little miracles. When you start connecting to the little things, you start CONNECTING the little things. You notice synchronicities. Then you notice more. And when you notice more, you start to talk about them, then you talk less about drama. This is the way this happens. You are open to the new and forget, simply forget about the old. You are ready for experiences that SERVE you, and in turn you can SERVE others. Remember the clutter? Does it serve you? If it doesn’t get rid of it. Does the Drama serve you, so you in turn can serve others? You know the answers. See the connections. They will only get bigger and more frequent. See EVERYTHING, and you will inevitably SEE MIRACLES.
And when you repeatedly see miracles, you start to TALK about miracles. Then you talk about miracles more and more, and the only conversations you have are about miracles. And they spark other interesting conversations and connections. Believe me, I see it EVERY DAY. Sure you still go to work, but you see it differently. You still have to go to the store, get gas, drive your kids around, but you live it DIFFERENTLY. You begin to see things differently, then you begin to do things with intent. You still go on Facebook, but for shorter periods of time, because your life is fuller with good stuff. People start to send you stories like this one. And you know where I got it? My Mom – sent it to me….on Facebook.
If you have time read the article and watch the video, but definitely read the article – it lists way more miracles than the video does. And please note: this is not about religion. This is about a direct connection, synchronicities that cannot be denied, and a little boy who was dead for 45 minutes who came back to life. It’s that simple. If you enjoy it, or feel lead to, please share. Let’s talk about Miracles.
Have an amazing, miracle filled day.