Those who have attended one of my A Course in Miracles study groups or online classes know I like to start each session by inviting participants to share “miracle moments.” I love hearing how practicing the principles of the Course has helped people to shift from fear to love even during the most stressful situations. I often share a personal story to demonstrate how I am applying the teachings to my life. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to share a very special miracle, my sister, Gail.
Gail was visiting for the week and agreed to come with me to our Monday night group at Unity of Houston as long as she didn’t have to say anything. She’s much more of an introvert than her Leo brother! After a few people shared miracle stories, I told the group that my miracle was sitting next to me. I don’t know what I would have done without my sister’s loving presence, support, and companionship when our mother’s drinking got really ugly while I was in high school. When Gail decided to get her Masters in Education, I thought it was a happy accident that she was accepted at a university just 60 miles from our hometown. It wasn’t until much later that I realized she applied to that school intentionally so she could live at home. It was a chaotic time, but somehow we managed to laugh a lot and it made us even closer. For that, I will be forever grateful.
On our drive home that Monday night, I asked Gail if I was in trouble for bringing attention to her by telling the group that she was my miracle. It just felt right to share publicly how much I appreciate her and the choices she made to be there for me. Thankfully, I wasn’t in trouble, but she surprised me when she asked this question. “Did you ever think that you were my miracle during that time too?” All these years later, I can honestly say that thought had never occurred to me. I had only seen it as her making a very loving choice for my benefit. Right then and there I had another miracle.
This week, I invite you to think about those who have helped you along the way. Yes, they were a miracle in your life, but by giving them the opportunity to extend love, maybe you were their miracle too! Like a hug, both participants get the benefit. I think Miracle Principle #9 from the Course says it well:
Miracles are a kind of exchange. Like all expressions of love, which are always miraculous in the true sense, the exchange reverses the physical laws. They bring more love both to the giver and the receiver.
Are you experiencing a challenging situation in your life right now? It would be my great honor to help you shift from fear to love with a series of Life Coaching sessions or a private Family Constellations session. Both can be done from anywhere in the world through the miracle of technology. For more information or to schedule a session, please look around my website or simply send me an email.
Until next time, I encourage you to be a miracle in someone’s life. They won’t be the only one to reap the benefits.