What’s a Miracle, Anyway?


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My mantra for the last few months has been :

ALL I WANT IS A NEW EXPERIENCE OF GOD / SPIRIT / SOMETHING LARGER THAN MY self.

In my life, each and every miracle I have been privy to

Has had the same quality

Of a sudden shift in perception.

Like this:

I am blessed to have a gorgeous woman, Millie who grocery shops for me.

She does this as a volunteer and asks for no money in return.

Today, I said to her as she struggled into my door with bags and sweat from the extreme heat here:

“Millie, if you ever want to stop doing this for me, please tell me.”

“Cathy, why would you say that?”

“Well.. I wish I could pay you as you do this amazing thing for me, go to school full time and take care of all the stuff in your own life.”

“We have love on each other, you and I..”

She silenced me in the best way imaginable.

I went directly from defending against the blessing of her support

To a heart bursting open with the gift of gratitude and love.

Sudden shift in perception.

Indeed.

To many, this may not qualify as a bona fide miracle.

Surely the Pope or someone of his ilk wouldn’t even consider this small instance in the bestowal of sainthood.

But in Cathy’s book of miracles..

Easing into LOVE

When before, I was not,

Constitutes an elevation

The likes of which

The Vatican may have missed

All together.

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One Response to “What’s a Miracle, Anyway?”

  1. Pam on June 17th, 2011

    A miracle isn’t so much an event or an experience
    as a moment.
    It is a moment of recognition,
    when we glimpse the wider reality,
    when what we witness washes us away.

    (Thought for the day from Poetry Chaikhana)

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