Tapping Into Everyday Miracles Written by Jean Slatter
Tapping Into Everyday Miracles: It’s Easier Than You Think
“Now where did I leave my keys?” Sara spoke out loud to no one as
she dumped her purse out on the table, hoping her car keys would appear from
beneath the cosmetics and other various items. “I could have sworn I had them
when I walked in.” Sara could not afford a delay; after all, it was her first
day at a new job. She had already been up by 6 a.m. to get her two children off
to school. A single mom, Sara was managing the best she could, but it seemed
like everything was such a struggle. Becoming frantic, she searched through her
coat pockets and scanned the entryway table where she was likely to drop them.
Nothing. Desperately, she cried out, “God! Where did I leave my keys?” In the
very next moment she had her answer as she turned and stepped squarely upon
We’ve all experienced
that kind of coincidence. For the most part, we give little thought as to how
it happens, and we dismiss it with no further significance attached. What if it
is more than mere coincidence? What if it is the power of synchronicity, the
power of grace, even the power of…miracles? What if Sara unwittingly tapped
into a very real source of invisible assistance that is available to us all if we
only knew we could ask?
Many religions tell us
that God is within. Daytime talk shows remind us to connect with Spirit. Dozens
of best-selling authors encourage us to access our divine guidance. But how
many of us really feel confident that we can call forth the infinite power of
the Heavens—that it’s ours for the asking, and that it can be put to use right
down here on Earth, even for such trivial problems as finding our car keys? Yet
that’s what everyday miracles are all about.
We’ve kept God and the
power of the Heavens at arm’s length. Somehow we have it in our minds that when
it comes to daily life, we have been left to make or break it on our own. We
reserve our prayers for the big-ticket items such as world peace or the healing
of a loved one, but we feel selfish and presumptuous to solicit divine
assistance for mundane human problems such as paying bills, meeting deadlines,
or locating lost car keys.
Is it possible we have
it all backwards? Actually divine connection is the most appropriate in the
ordinary struggles of everyday life! Believe it or not, our angels and all of
the spiritual realm want to be
included in every aspect of our lives. They want
us to call upon them. They are eager for us to know that their loving
energy is available to us anytime, anywhere, in any situation (however trivial
we may think it is). Heavenly help is an unconditional gift offered to us by
God, with every expectation that we will “employ” it to the fullest.
In fact, the Universe is counting on us to put our celestial support staff to
work, for it is through each of us that God both experiences and creates. Our
Maker wants us to succeed, to fulfill our unique spiritual purpose, and to
discover and cocreate the life of our dreams. Tapping
into everyday miracles is our God-given right.
If we truly have access
to miracles through the most powerful workforce in the Universe, then why do we
feel so alone? Because no one told us we could ask. No one told us how easy it
Many years ago, I had a
shift in perception that changed the way I viewed the cooperative effort of the
nonphysical and the physical on our behalf. It has changed my life
dramatically, bringing me incredible synchronicities far beyond mathematical
This shift was a new
awareness that the spiritual world is every bit
as diverse as our own physical world. I came to understand that the celestial
realm possesses every skill, characteristic, interest, style, ability, and
talent that we humans do. I simply pictured an entire celestial workforce that
could fulfill every position possible in the most expansive yellow pages
imaginable. I envisioned that the vastness of the Heavens was standing ready to
assist me in the creation of my world and that all these spiritual experts and
specialists were available to me for “hire.” I employed my spiritual workforce
in every aspect of my life, letting their powers of serendipity iron out the
This simple concept
brings the powers of the Heavens down to Earth and makes it easy for us to have a personal
relationship with the divine as never before. The idea is easy for our minds to
grasp, since we are familiar with the hiring of specialists in daily life. By
expanding this concept to the spiritual realm, you can invite serendipity,
synchronicity, and everyday miracles on purpose.
What happened to my
brother Norm is a perfect example. The story began to unfold one Wednesday
afternoon, when Norm removed his wedding band and placed it in his pocket while
he worked in the yard pruning bushes. Later that evening he drove to the pizza
parlor, and as he took his money out of his pocket he felt something hit his
shoe and heard a clinking sound. He took a quick look around but thought
nothing of it until he arrived back at the house when, of course, he realized
his wedding band had fallen out.
Norm rushed back to the
pizza parlor but had no success finding the missing wedding band. Frantically
he asked all the employees to search as well, to no avail. For the next two
mornings he returned to search, leaving notes for the cleanup crew. Still no
luck. He continued to scour his truck, home, and yard, thinking maybe he had
dropped the ring somewhere other than at the pizza parlor.
By Friday afternoon his
heart was heavy, and he knew that the chances of ever finding his ring were
slim now. But then he remembered my telling him of several rather unbelievable
stories about long-lost items that had magically appeared once people “hired”
Heavenly helpers. Rather skeptical, but with nothing to lose, he pictured an
expert spiritual jewelry sleuth standing ready to be dispatched on his behalf
who would be able to locate his ring and bring it to him. Norm asked right out
loud for this angelic assistance, all the while feeling a bit silly. He
couldn’t imagine how the powers of the Universe could be interested or
concerned about his small dilemma.
But the very next
morning he experienced the incredible power of his asking. You see, there is
one place my brother is sure to look each morning as he steps into his truck.
It is a bare spot of dirt amid the landscaping, purposely left blank so that he
has somewhere to place his foot. Shockingly, sitting on top of the dirt, was
his wedding band!
Stunned, Norm tried to
piece things together…Could the ring possibly have been there for three days
without him noticing it? Maybe. He had stepped in and out of his truck at least
a half-dozen times since Wednesday, each time looking directly at the small
dirt platform. How could he have both missed seeing the ring and avoided even partially burying it in
the dirt? There didn’t seem to
be a rational explanation other than the intervention of some very special
divine forces. An everyday miracle.
Why is this so hard to
believe? Accessing the invisible skills of the Universe seems so far-fetched in
our “I gotta see it to believe it” world. Yet I invite you to consider that
many of the little coincidences we all experience are actually arranged from a
limitless and ever-creative Source that has been responsible for the manifestation
of our physical world since the beginning of time. The best news is that you
can begin to cultivate the frequency of these miraculous synchronicities simply
by asking through my “hiring” concept. You may feel tentative at first, but
soon you’ll have no doubt that an extraordinary and loving resource is there to
support you every step of the way.
I have heard dozens of
stories of this divine power in action that are so incredible they give me
chills. Although I enjoy a jaw-dropping testimonial as much as anyone, the true
essence of my message is much more subtle and comforting than all of the
sensationalism. Ancient Vedic wisdom sums it up by saying there are just two
symptoms of enlightenment: we find ourselves worrying less and less…and we
encounter meaningful coincidences of our asking more and more.
A gentleman named Gary
understood this well when he described to me how everything in his life had
changed since he had begun hiring his own angelic helpers a year earlier.
Anticipating another enthusiastic account of miraculous proportion, I asked him
if he could expound. He looked down pensively, almost as if he were stumped.
With a little tilt of his head, he told me that he could think of no
particularly intriguing tale to share. “It’s just all the little things. I
experience so many coincidences and synchronicities these days that my whole
perspective on life feels different. The best way to say it is that the
struggle is gone and there is so much more joy. I never worry about anything
anymore…it’s like I know everything is taken care of for me.”
That’s what everyday
miracles are really all about.
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