I experienced many magical miracles at Disney World this past week. It never ceases to amaze me what happens when I set my intention to be the presence of joy and also to be a conduit extending joy out to the world from there. My friend and I had so much fun with our server at lunch at the Disney Hollywood Studios that she gifted us a FastPass for the ride of our choice at that park. After lunch we bypassed the two hour wait for the Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster and were twisting and turning at high speed in less than fifteen minutes.
Later in the week, another miracle happened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as we were heading to the Lion King show. It was scheduled to begin in fifteen minutes and my friend asked if I thought we would get in to this performance or would we have to wait for the next one. I told him I was confident we would make it for this show. Not ten seconds later Ruby, a friendly cast member working outside the theater, asked how many were in our party and if we would like to sit in the front row. We most certainly would! My friend thought I knew this woman because I worked at Disney many years ago. No, we simply were in the right place at the right time. More importantly, we were in the right frame of mind and open to miracles.
A miracle is nothing more than a shift in perception from fear to love. If we had been running in panic to get to the show, or not taken time to get a snack for fear of missing it, we most likely would have missed Ruby and that gem of an opportunity. Because we trusted that all would be well no matter what the outcome, that left room for a miracle. That is what I call being in a miracle ready state of mind. Fear and worry are terrible conditions to grow miracles, but peace and joy are fertile soil for an abundant garden of them.
Speaking of gardens, we were having such a good time at dinner at the Garden Grill at EPCOT that Mickey, Pluto, and Dale all gathered at our table to have dessert with us. Chip joined the fun later when he tried to sneak up on me from the upper level of the restaurant. My friend almost jumped out of his skin when he looked over and saw a giant chipmunk reaching over the railing. Chip thought this was hilarious and came down to laugh and take more pictures with us. Being the presence of joy is a sure way to attract more joy to you!
The longest line we waited in was for the Flights of Passage ride in the new Pandora section of Animal Kingdom. That seventy-five minutes flew by because we started talking with the nice couple in front of us. Eventually the three girls in front of them joined our conversation as well. By the time we reached the loading area, the seven of us had become fast friends, so the attractions host let us stay together and ride in the same group. This breathtaking ride puts guests on the back of a dragon-like creature called a banshee flying through the mystical world of Pandora. It is definitely my new favorite ride, and it was even more enjoyable because we got to experience it with our new friends. Before we went our separate ways, I asked if we could get a group photo at the exit. They all enthusiastically agreed. Interestingly enough, I don’t know any of their names, but that’s not important. The seven of us will always be connected by that shared experience of the heart… and that’s a miracle!
Are you ready to Create Miracles like this in your life? Join me Sunday evenings at 7PM Eastern / 4PM Pacific for the next five weeks starting this Sunday, October 29 for an online adventure into A Course in Miracles. Each week I will share one of the main principles from the Course as well as personal stories of how I applied them to my life to create miracles. There will be time at the end of each class to ask questions and share your own miracle moments. All of the classes will be recorded so if you can’t join us live or would like to see them again you can later at your own convenience. You can take individual classes or register for all five weeks at a discounted price. Please visit JohnHaroldMoore.com/miracles for more details and to sign up. I would love to Create Miracles with you!
Until next time, may your garden be filled with magic and miracles…