We might not be able to part the Red Sea or turn water into wine but each of us has the ability to perform smaller miracles. For those who don’t have the ability to focus well enough, or who are too impatient to work at it long enough, if the desire and determination are present and you practice one of the smaller miracles, you can at least get the reaction from people, “Oh, WOW!! How did you do that?”
We start with the premise that thought, cloaked in desire, becomes a reality and that what the mind conceives, you can achieve. What this boils down to is that first you have to want something so badly that you can almost taste it. You have to eat it, sleep it, breathe it until it becomes your reality.
At this point, I should mention that you better be careful about wanting something so much because at some point, you will get it. There is an old saying that I’m sure each of us has grown up with, “Be careful what you wish for because you might get it.”
Miracles are performed by moving atoms and molecules to bring matter into being. By rearranging those atoms and molecules you can stop something from manifesting or make it manifest. It takes a lot of energy and intense concentration but each of us has the power to create miracles with visualization.
Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian yogi, wrote about the law of miracles in his book, Autobiography of a Yogi. He said, “The actual form of the projection (whatever it be: a tree, a medicine, a human body) is determined by the yogi’s wish and by his power of will and of visualization.”
When I first got into metaphysics, I read everything I could get my hands on. I was so intrigued with the various concepts I was learning about that I tried my hand at doing everything from stopping a torrential downpour long enough for me to get in and out of my car and go into and out of stores, to telling the universe that I had bills to pay and I needed x amount of money by a certain date, to raising people’s vibrations without them being aware that I was moving atoms and molecules to accomplish it.
It was such an exciting time. During those early years, nearly four decades ago, there had been so much written about the art of visualization that it was a no-brainer that my curiosity would lead me to experiment with it. Every day, I would spend several hours training my mind to visualize something that I wanted to occur and I would wait in eager anticipation for it to happen.
I soon realized that there were a few key elements that had to be included, in addition to having a strong desire to make it happen or stop it from happening. I also had to see it in my mind’s eye, in its entirety, and know with every fiber of my being that it would materialize exactly as I had seen it.
I was having so much fun performing these minor miracles with just my mind, that I visualized everything I could think of just for the sheer pleasure of being able to accomplish the most challenging tasks.
One day I received a gorgeous floral arrangement as a gift. It was in a beautiful delft blue ceramic pot and it looked and smelled heavenly. I loved it. While most people have a green thumb, I have always had a black thumb. As much as I love flowers and plants, they usually die under my care.
After a few days, some of the flowers in this arrangement looked a bit wilted. I truly wanted to preserve them so I tried to visualize them being restored to their former health.
Every day I would water the flowers and put my hands around them, visualizing healing rays going into them. Then I would remove the dead flowers and continue to visualize the remaining ones getting healthier.
I had told my friend about the experiment I was doing and we arranged to speak to each other once a day to track my progress.
Every day I would call her to tell her that the experiment was working on the cut flowers because some of them still looked beautiful and fresh. About two weeks later, I accidentally touched one of the bottom flowers and discovered that the reason they still looked so beautiful and fresh was because they were artificial.
While visualization might not work on healing artificial flowers, at least for those who have not yet reached yogi status, it does work on a multitude of other things.
For those who are eager to learn how to perform miracles, start with something easy, something that is within the realm of possibility, and have it be something you truly desire. Visualize it until you see it so clearly in your mind’s eye that you can almost feel the atoms and molecules being rearranged to make your wish come true. Then put the full force of your will behind it and expect it to happen and it will happen.