The first principle of the 50 principles that opens the Course in Miracles is, "There is no order of difficulty in miracles."
I find myself repeating this to myself multiple times in the day. I find that I am often in need of a miracle. I talk to people who tell me what is going to happen if they... and I say to them all the time... you don't know what is going to happen. You cannot tell me what is going to happen 2 minutes from now, much less with your job or your relationship. But they are determined to tell me how they have tried it before and they "know" what will happen if they heed my advice. To this I reply, "there is no order of difficulty in miracles."
There are three components to fully understand this concept: Belief, Miracle, and Application
Only you can choose what you believe. Whatever you choose to believe is ok and whatever you choose to believe has its own path. For example, if you believe that this situation will never work out, that is your choice. And, there is a good chance that the situation will take a long time (maybe never) to work itself out. The truth is, you have no idea what will happen with the situation. It may seem bad now and get even worse, or it may miraculously get better. I don't know and neither do you. However, what you choose to believe is up to you. What I do know is that believing that things will work out; the Universe always has your back; people are inherently good and want to help you; the "good stuff" is better/more powerful than the "bad stuff" tends to have better overall life outcomes. In my own life, and when I talk to others, it amazes me how easy it is for us to believe the "bad stuff" and how we struggle to believe the "good stuff". What if you took on an experiment for 30 days to believe every little tiny, itsy bitsy thing that was happening to you was for your benefit - was somehow helping you in ways you can never imagine. After we, we have all had an experience (losing a job, terrible break up, health issues) that have lead to amazing life changes that were the "best thing" that ever happened to us. We have seen it with others - someone left someone and the person who was left did this 180 in life and is now the happiest they have ever been. Beauty born out of a perceived "tragedy". Remember - what you believe is up to you. For the next 30 days, believe it is ALL GOOD and see what happens.
What is a miracle?
When I was first getting started with a Course in Miracles, I kept experiencing these HUGE miracles and I would want to tell everyone about them. "You don't understand. I knew that I was not going to get this consulting job, because I screwed it up so badly, and then I got it!!" To which, everyone who knew me was like, "really, that's your miracle?". But it was. Because I knew. I knew how the trajectory was clearly going in one direction and how it did a big, huge uturn and went the other way. Frustratingly, I could not express it fully to another, but I knew. I knew how big it really was. Which leads to our definition of a miracle. What is a miracle?
A miracle is something that is beyond the possibility you have allowed for yourself.
- Lauri DeJulian
Think about it. It is only a miracle because you truly believed it could not be possible. It is beyond what you think is possible in any given moment. If someone is late all the time and they show up on time, we say, it is a "miracle" because we didn't think they could be on time if we paid them! If you get the contract, after you know the proposal was a hot mess, you think, "it is a miracle"! If she says yes to a second date, even though you were a fumbling fool on the first date, we think, "omg, it is a miracle". All of those things are beyond what we think is possible in that given moment. They are small but huge, because you know how impossible it seems and then it happened. Like how I showed up at Times Square at 10:30 on New Years Eve and got escorted to the main stage to watch the ball drop, though, everyone said, "if you are not there by 6 am you are not getting in" or the time I could not get tickets to see Vanessa Marcil in a play in LA and I flew out anyways, and sat outside the theater and that night two producers did not show up and I got first row seats and to got to meet her after the play. These were miracles - only I understand how impossible they were, but they happened. Like when you know how someone is going to react, because he always gets mad about... , and this time, he didn't. That is a true miracle.
Now, that we understand it is your choice to believe and that a miracle is simply something that is beyond the possibility you have allowed yourself. I invite you to use this mantra for the next 30 days, "there is no order of difficulty in miracles". Because there is not. At any time, no matter how sideways things are or are going, you can literally STOP the flow and change its direction completely by choosing to believe that, "there is no order of difficulty in miracles". One is not bigger or harder than the other, it is simply a different way to see the same situation. Once you are willing to be open to the situation changing completely, once you believe that is even possible, you make room for a miracle. You make room for a completely different outcome than what your "logical fight or flight brain" is telling you is possible. You allow the heart space to open and to connect to something much bigger than you. And, once you are connected, "there is no order of difficulty in miracles".
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