INVITING MIRACLES INTO OUR LIVES

 

When my dear husband, Joshua, and I first came up with the idea of writing a book about divine intervention for the Jewish people, we made up a list of all the personal stories we had heard from our friends, as well as our own. Within a few minutes, there was enough material right here to fill a book! So, with Joshua’s strong encouragement, I began the project of writing down these events. Very soon many more stories were unexpectedly brought our way, practically falling into my lap. For instance, an old faded evening newspaper, dated one year previously July 24, 2002, had been dumped in the forest next door. My son, Ziv, noticed it as he took a walk with his children. He brought it to me and dropped it on my lap. This paper was exactly what I had been looking for! Its two full front pages photographs and articles were dramatically relating the Pi Glilot miracle in Haifah that had averted a major disaster for the entire area. I had inquired a few times about the details of this event, but no one could well remember.

 

Miracles   happen   more often  than  we  will  ever know. If all the miraculous events in Israel would be  reported,   they  could   fill  an  entire encyclopaedia. Most people, when  asked  about  it, will  have  at least  one  story  to tell.  I watch  their face light up with gratefulness, enthusiasm and wonder  as they  begin  to speak  about  it. Most of these stories are fascinating, certainly  more inspiring  than  talking  about  the  weather  or politics.

Miracles  usually  happen  in totally  unforeseen often  bewildering  and  playful  ways,   as  if orchestrated by the all-knowing, benevolent, all powerful   Presence   who  knows  all  our  thoughts, all our choices, our ability to receive and to take courageous action,  our good intents  and also our helplessness  and  fears.  This  Presence   is  always there to guide, inspire  and encourage us.

The trouble is that most of the time we are not conscious of that invaluable saving guidance. Somehow,  we  are  raised  in  this  world  with  ear muffs  and blinders  on. So divine  Providence has to use  creative  ways  to protect  us  and  guide  us, and  sometimes it  does  this  by  planting  an  idea into someone’s receptive  mind.

Many times that suggestion  happens   to  be  logically   incongruous or mistaken, but it also  happens  to be perfect  to save a situation that could have been horrific. At times we are also rescued through the life-saving blunders   from  our  enemies.   It  is  through   their own  sudden   irrational  decisions   or  imaginings that disasters  and much suffering  and trauma  for us are prevented.

We can see in these stories that our lives do not ultimately depend  on  the  ruling  power  of heads of  state  or  of  weapons. In reality, our fate is depending on our heartfelt connection with  the  Power  and  the  Presence   of our    Infinite    Creator,    through    our    love    and prayers.  It  is  also  depending on  the  mysterious and intricate designs of our higher purpose and destiny.

You  may  ask:  “How  can  we  invite  miracles  into our lives?”

We have learned from our Sages that we, human beings,  are  blessed  with  the  extraordinary potential  of connecting with  the  infinite,  all knowing,     ever    present     Power    that    created, sustains  and  renews  all  Creation.  At  every moment,  we can  connect  with  the ways  and  will of God.  This  divine  will  is ever  seeking  to infuse us  with  wisdom,   peace,  strength,   love  and  joy. This  is  our  greatest   miracle   we  can  choose   to open   our   heart   to  this   blessed   will   and   then witness  what  our  creator  can  orchestrate for  us. We can chose to walk in harmony  with it.

 

When hearing this, many people will groan: “Me? Connecting with the Creator? Opening my heart? Loving people? Not for me!”

Even though establishing this connection seems difficult,  it  is  easier  than  it  seems,  because  our soul is created in the image of our Creator. Our essential  self,  our  soul,  this  great  mystery,  is  a spark of the Infinite One who sustains us. It is a channel  for  the  Light  and  Love  of the  Source  of Life.  It  is  destined   to  be  a  co-creator   with  the divine plan of creation.

 

You may have persistent questions:

• “How can I feel the love of the Creator?”

This happens when you choose to express loving kindness toward others.

You can trust that Love is your foundation of wellbeing, strength and bliss. You can choose to drop the criticism and anxieties and instead, to love at every turn. With Love you experience pure delight, healing, harmony and peaceful oneness. You can begin by loving the people that touch your life, remembering that everyone needs love, most of all. You can love the beauty, the awesome masterful designs and creative genius that are bringing forth life. You can love the One who supports you all and you can begin to reflect His love to His children.

 

Perhaps you may have noticed the glow of blissful joy that appears on the face of those who love unconditionally. You can also live like that.

• “How can I experience the joy and fulfilment of creativity?”

You can choose to be creative in a way that enhances and benefits life. Like most everyone else, you have an urge and wish to express yourself with creative ideas, thoughts, words and actions, with the eagerness of children. When you find a way to enhance and inspire the lives of others even with just a smile, a kind word of support, a considerate suggestion, you feel blessed and fulfilled.

• “How can I experience divine Bliss?”

There are many ways you can begin to feel it when you focus on the blissful awareness of holy mentors, sages and saintly people. When you love wisdom, when you love what is healing and strengthening to your whole being, bliss will dawn on you spontaneously in flashes of higher perception, peace and love.

This simple formula really does work for everyone. When we follow it, soon our prayers become spontaneous, sincere, connecting us with a new Light. And the wonder is, we then begin to receive unexpected miracles. Our life does improve steadfastly and sometimes dramatically.

 

 

You can realize that our Creator is not short of resources! This eternal Being gives us every opportunity for growth and expansion that  we may  require.  No one  needs  to despair  about  their  poor  condition and  accomplishments.  We  can  start  anew  every day and stride ahead toward new avenues of expressing  ourselves  with joy as we learn  to love and  live  more  wisely.  The  sooner  we  do  it,  the happier  we  will  be.  Every  step  is a joy  when  we honor ourselves  and others  in this process.

 

The unique stories of divine intervention you find in this book will convey to you the assurance that we are being protected, watched over, assisted and guided in inexplicable and astounding ways when we connect with the benevolent Power and Intelligence that created and governs our Universe through time and eternity.

 

From the book: Masters and Miracles – By Liliane Ritchie