There are Miracles all around us! Not in the sense that magic exists or magical creatures are pulling strings for us; but in the sense that when we remember that God is our Source and with God all things are possible, that we are One with God and can align ourselves with – and as – the one and only Power in the Universe, then we know that all things are possible and we learn to see the demonstration of pure potentiality manifesting all around us! How’s that for a run-on sentence? But truthfully, there is a line of thinking – of Understanding – that cannot be broken when we are tuning into the Truth of What we are.
For further Understanding, here is an excerpt from an article posted on Unity.org by Lysa Allman-Baldwin:
The Mystery of Miracles
By Lysa Allman-Baldwin
“How do you define a miracle? Is it something tangible such as winning the lottery, surviving a plane crash, or finding the perfect mate? Or are miracles more metaphysical and spiritual in nature—for example, the law of attraction or the ability to create one’s own life experience?
“A survey in 2010 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles.
“Greg Smith, a senior researcher at the Pew Forum recently spoke about the survey, called “Religion Among the Millennials,” in an interview on National Public Radio (NPR). ‘[In the survey] We asked people a very straightforward question,’ Smith said. ‘Basically, ‘do you agree or disagree that miracles still occur today just as in ancient times?’ It was in the context of a number of questions probing people’s belief in things as varied as the existence of things like angels and demons, experience with divine healings and other supernatural phenomena.’
“Although the words ‘ancient times’ may seem to have a religious or biblical connotation, Smith said that regardless of religious affiliation, most respondents still stated they believed in miracles.
“What Does Unity Say About Miracles?
“In Christian Healing, Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore wrote, ‘Intellectual people do no miracles through faith, because they always limit its scope to what the intellect says is law. It is when faith is exercised deep in spiritual consciousness that it finds its right place, and under divine law, without variation or disappointment, it brings results that are seemingly miraculous.’
According to Unity minister Rev. Tom Thorpe, the laws of nature cannot be broken. Rather, it is our understanding of universal laws that is incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. ‘When events happen that do not conform to our present understanding of natural law, it’s not surprising that we often call those events miraculous,’ he says.”
This week we will be delving into something we all could use a little more of in our lives. You guessed it, Miracles. Please join us in community as we face the challenge of manifesting, recognizing, and demonstrating Miracles all around us.
Toni King, Spiritual Advisor