I experienced a miracle two weeks ago. When I say miracle, I’m talking about the kind A Course in Miracles describes as a shift in perception from fear to love. I was driving home from Ft. Meyers after a fun Facebook Live event and dinner with my beautiful friend, Carrie Stiers. The needle on my gas gauge was hovering near E, which meant I needed to get gas before the long haul across the Everglades on Interstate 75. That stretch of highway is also known as Alligator Alley for good reason. There’s no shortage of alligators on either side, but not much else. There certainly are no gas stations. As I traveled closer to the entrance ramp, the only buildings I passed were condominiums and townhouses. With no gas stations in sight, I began to get nervous.
Then I remembered that I am the dreamer of my dream, and my thoughts create my reality. Right then and there I decided not only would I find a gas station before I got on I-75, but it would also be on my side of the road and not too expensive. A few minutes later, I passed a gas station on the other side of the road. I thought to myself, “If nothing else materializes I can always make a U-turn and come back to this one.” However, I was confident that would not be necessary. Sure enough, less than a mile before the entrance to I-75, there was a RaceTrac gas station on my side of the street advertising regular gasoline for $2.22 per gallon. Score! Shifting my fear to faith allowed me to enjoy the ride and feel peaceful.
I pulled into the station, placed the nozzle in my fuel tank, and clicked the lock on the trigger so it would shut off automatically when my tank was full. Imagine my surprise when the pump shut off at exactly $22, another sequence of 2’s. I pay attention to repeating number sequences like this because I believe it’s one way Spirit uses to get my attention to deliver a message. I did not know the meaning of repeating 2’s, so I made a mental note to look it up online when I got home. What I found amazed me. According to Doreen Virtue’s Angel Numbers 101, 222 means, “Trust everything is working out exactly as it’s supposed to, with Divine blessings for everyone involved. Let go and have faith.” That’s exactly what I chose to do with my worries about the gas station, and then one magically appeared. It was a brand new station so even the restrooms were sparkling clean. Now that is a miracle!
Why am I sharing this seemingly trivial story when so much of our country is in turmoil over the recent presidential election results? I think the 222 message applies here too. Whether your preferred candidate won the election or not, we need to remember to trust that everything is working out exactly as it’s supposed to, with Divine blessings for everyone involved. Let go and have faith. Remember that your thoughts create your reality. If you give in to fearful thoughts and believe that nothing good can come of this, then that is exactly what you will experience. It will be a long drive across Alligator Alley if you believe hungry alligators are just waiting for you to run out of gas. Why not decide that there will be a gas station before the entrance ramp with sparkling clean restrooms too? I invite you to choose your thoughts carefully, for they are more powerful than you may know. I choose to believe that regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, everything will be just fine.
If you need assistance shifting fear to love, the teachings found in A Course in Miracles will help you tremendously. I offer Life Coaching programs based on these teachings, and I love sharing the practical tools that have worked for me with my clients. Look around my website for more information about Life Coaching and Family Constellations, which is another great tool to help you shift from fear to love.
I will close with these three famous lines from the introduction to A Course in Miracles. When I woke up Wednesday morning after the election and heard the news, I asked for guidance. Suddenly these three lines repeated over and over in my mind. May they comfort you as they did me.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.