Where are the Miracles Hiding When You’re Down and Out?

Hard times test us. They challenge our beliefs that The Universe is a beautiful place, that we will be supported in what we are trying to accomplish in our lives, and they especially challenge our belief in ourselves.

I know. I’ve been there, and sometimes still return to that Doubting Door, poking my head into the Room of Despair.

I really don’t enjoy being in that room, so I work tremendously hard to keep my life, and my inner reality, out of that dark room.

But sometimes, and I’m sure you’ve experienced this in your own life, sometimes it gets really, really hard to stay awake and aware of the miracles in our lives. Today I was talking with a couple I’m coaching, and that’s exactly what we ended up talking about: How hard it is to stay awake of despairing habits and patterns that sap our energy, make us not want to continue to try, and get us to believe that we’ll never have our dreams come true.

Where are the miracles then, Oh Miracles Coach?!!

Believe it or not, that answer to that question rests within the words of the question itself. All we have to do, and I know it’s hard to do sometimes, but all we have to do is change the spirit of that question.

So instead of asking this question as if we’ve been cheated or tricked about miracles being all around us, we simply shift the spirit of the question to one of wonder and curiosity.

So we ask, “Yeah, where ARE those miracles hiding in my life today? Let me see if I can find them!” And we go after that search.

Here’s a list of miracles I made recently, when I was feeling challenged to stay ‘up’ about my coaching business:

Miracles Around Me:

–My kids are doing great, in life and in school

–My relationship with my son has opened up more, and we’re having more fun together and connecting.

–My relationship with the special person in my life is going really, really well.

–I’ve created five distinct but interconnected spiritual groups in my life that are very cool to be involved with.

–I led a presentation on Mahatma Gandhi, speaking to today’s war situation, and it was very well received.

–I have come close to the end of a successful four years leading my daughter’s school’s PTA as VP and President.

–I’m now President of the Santa Fe Business Network.

–My spiritual life is rich, rewarding, and provides me with spiritual connection all day long.

–It’s springtime in Santa Fe, and that’s hard to beat for beauty!

–One group here has celebrated three of this year’s 8 Great Festivals from my heritage, the Celtic Tradition, and it has been sweet and wonderful, and I’m leading them each time.

Wow, that’s cool to review this list again! It inspires me to look further for the good in my life, and to see more and more miracles.

Here’s my suggestion: Pull out your laptop or a piece of paper, and jot down your own list of wonderful aspects in your life. Do it now. You’ll begin, I’ll wager, as you move down your list to feel just what I felt: “Wow! My life is going well!”

Where are those miracles hiding when we’re down and out? Right under our noses. Do it now. Why wait another minute to find your own miracles?

Copyright (c) 2007 Don McAvinchey