Miracles Give Us Our Requests

“Lesson 339 [from A Course in Miracles Workbook] says, ‘I will receive whatever I request.’

“This is a true statement.  You will receive whatever you request.

“If this is not your experience, then something has gone wrong (‘if miracles are not occurring, then something has gone wrong’). God wills you perfect happiness.  He wills that all your troubles and pains disappear.  He wills you have everything you need in time.

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“What are you asking for?”  Gorgeous for God:  Awakening through A Course in Miracles, by Lisa Natoli

Is this “pie in the sky” thinking? The quotation from A Course in Miracles is taken right from the New Testament, a quotation from Jesus given on this blog, along with Jesus’ picture. So I think we have to consider carefully that we aren’t asking in the right way if miracles don’t seem to be happening.

Our interpretation of the things that happen to us means a lot. If we ask in doubt, we are negating our request. We have to genuinely believe that what we are asking is in the right will and is welcomed by us. If we don’t welcome what we are asking, God knows enough to deny this thing for us.

But it is really ourselves who are doing the denial, because we have left out the step of believing. A Course in Miracles assumes that we believe when it says that we will receive. The formula, from the New Testament, is “ask, believe, receive.”

We may have doubts deep in our heart that what we are asking is not good for us, and this means that any believing we are doing is tainted.

Miracles do occur when we get on the right beam. Miracles are our birthright. And if we ask for a miracle and believe that this request will be honored, we have done all except “receive.” And receiving is the passive step; we don’t have to do anything more.

Are we asking for what we really want? Are we acting in good faith?

Then miracles will flow through our lives like water washing over a beach. We will know that God loves us and that He is ever-present to answer not only our needs, but our wants, too.


What Are We Asking for?

“You are the cause of everything that appears to happen to you.

“All of it.  The good times.  The bad times.  The pain.  The peace.  All the pleasure.  All the loneliness.  All the sickness.  All the chaos.  Your co-worker who is driving you crazy.  Your wife who is being a bitch.  Your husband who is having an affair.  Your love life, or lack of one.  The car accident you were in.  The store clerk who is rude to you.  All of it.  You want it.  You asked for it.  You got it.


“I’ll tell you what I want:

“I want the peace of God.  I want to be happy.  I want to be truly helpful.”  Gorgeous for God:  Awakening through A Course in Miracles, by Lisa Natoli

We are in the driver’s seat, something that we haven’t always known when we blamed God for things that went wrong. We can change anything that hurts–if not the physical pain, then we can take steps to alter our emotional experience of anything and everything that happens.

We don’t have to wait for things to be perfect in order to be happy. When we seek to wait for such a thing, we are lost in illusion.

We can be happy, in the peace of God, helping others (and ourselves), and doing so from a standpoint of an imperfect life.

All lives are imperfect. The struggle of life is part of its attraction, for we are boisterous angels who sought challenges when we reincarnated here.

Remember that we are growing by our challenges. And growth is our will, as well as the will of God Who dwells deep within each of us.

“Hootlessness” – Be Willing to Have It So

“Robert had made a personal discovery about hootlessness years earlier.  He found that if he really needed or wanted some material object to be his, the first thing to do was to articulate clearly in his mind exactly what it was that he wanted.  The second and most important step was to expel any feelings of need or want, just let it go.  Then, sooner or later, whatever he wanted would materialize!  Whenever he could do this, he enjoyed amazing results.  Conversely, if he fretted or lusted after it, it would never happen.  It was a revelation to him when he heard this phenomenon explained by the Sedona Method.”  The Sedona Method, by Hale Dwoskin

Hale Dwoskin, who wrote The Sedona Method based on ideas of Lester Levinson, defines “hootlessness” to mean a particular sense of “not caring” about the outcome. It sounds paradoxical, and it is. If we accept whatever outcome occurs, we are letting reality be “willing to have it so.” This idea is the most centering aspect of the law of attraction that we could imagine. We don’t get ourselves all tangled up with potent desire. We ask, and then we settle back and wait for a response from the universe. And the universe delivers.

If the law doesn’t seem to be working, we are asking for something that we, in our deepest heart of hearts, think (or know) that we can’t have. We are doubting its manifestation.

We can’t fool God. If we latch upon something very farfetched, our divine, inner nature knows that we are just playing around. If we find something that has a place in our heart, and we release our urgent desire for it–just let it be–then the desire may well manifest.

Accept Jubilant Thoughts

“[The individual] actually creates his own environment, but this environment is created by him according to conceptions received telepathically now, in childhood, in infancy, and even before birth.”  Jane Roberts, The Early Sessions, Book 2 of the Seth Material

We do get inklings from others and even from God about how we ought to proceed to form our environment. These inklings come to our minds and hearts telepathically. We have a thought about what we want to think, say, or do–and we don’t actually know from where this thought originated. At earlier points in our lives, we have also been primed by what has come to us telepathically.

This is an important insight. If we agree with what we have received telepathically, we proceed to actualize that thought. If we don’t agree, we can certainly turn aside from what the telepathy is saying. It is important to note in this regard that we live in an open universe in which thoughts are exchanged just all the time. We must have discernment to determine which ones we want to accept and make real in our environment.

If we accept depressed thoughts, we are going to adopt depression for ourselves. On the other hand, if we accept jubilant thoughts, our world will get better. It is up to invite and then accept the jubilant thoughts–if that is what we want. Most of us do want just that.

Ask for happy thoughts to surround us today. Ask to create our environment from these happy thoughts, lodged deep in our heart. We are attracting these intuitions, these inklings.

And we have what we attract.

That is the law of attraction in operation in a larger sense than we usually think of it. The law is indeed, as Rhonda Byrne has said, “perfect.”

Healing our Thoughts

“We have all heard of the power of ‘the laying on of hands,’ and most of us know how soothing hands stroking our temples can lessen the intensity of a headache.  Can this be due to some form of electrical energy flowing form our finger ends?  The Bible tells of numerous instances where healing was accomplished by the touch of Jesus’ hand.”  The Magic of Believing, by Claude Bristol

If we stroke our temples, we can also use the energy in our hands to metaphorically transfer healing to our thoughts. After all, our thoughts have attracting power, too. Many of us know how we can get a day started out wrong by the power of getting up on the wrong side of the bed. If we stroke our temples, we are close to our brain, and we can easily make the transfer to a better way of thinking, a better avalanche of thoughts.

We often don’t realize that it is the thought that makes for the feelings that we are experiencing. Our feelings are our lightning rod; they ground us in the truth of what we are attracting through what we are thinking. When we heal with our fingertips, we are imagining that we can transform a day into something better by realizing that we are the ones in the driver’s seat. We make the choices; we attract what is going on in the outer world.

Heal our thoughts today, especially when our feelings are telling us that we have allowed our thoughts to go awry. Stroke our temples; let the imagery here be suggestive of Jesus’ healing touch.

When we heal our thoughts into positivity, we attract the good, the beautiful, and the holy. Our thoughts then become our friends, no longer something to fear–but to love.


“Every drama in your outer life is a reflection of a drama in your inner life.  Every person you are interacting with in your outer life symbolizes an interaction of energy that is going on within you.”  Personal Power through Awareness, by Sanaya Roman

The inner dictates the outer, and this is as true with the law of attraction as anything else. From what we hold within, we choose our outer life. If we hold good ideas inside, especially good ideas prompted by the heart, we will walk a green earth. Everything will come up roses for us, for we have learned–discovered–how to live.

Keep in mind that the attitudes we harbor inside do determine what shows up on the outside. We are attracting the outside from our inside.

Let good dramas hold sway. Fill our minds and hearts with happy thoughts and feelings, and we will know how true the law of attraction really is.


“Ask yourself, ‘What is the most spiritual thing I can do with my life?’ Beyond the forms you create, what is your highest aim?  What is the most important thing you want to do?  It may be that you want to evolve into your soul’s consciousness.  You want to grow spiritually as fast as you can comfortably handle, to be a healer, or fulfill your higher purpose.  Hold that vision every day.

“Go as high as you can with your imagination.  Fantasize about your perfect life.  The higher you go, the more you connect with your higher self, the more quickly the images and thought forms that do not fit your growth will dissolve.”  Personal Power through Awareness, by Sanaya Roman

We can attract a more spiritual life just like we do anything else. We use our imagination to build castles in the sky, and then we seek to implement what our castle-building has prompted us. It is that easy. Our higher self, as Sanaya says, will help us. This higher self is our part of God, of divinity. It doesn’t get any better than this.

We want to live good lives, and many people of spiritual bent have determined that the best way to live a good life is to live a godly life. We don’t have to be noisy about it. Maybe if we made loud comments about our inner life, we might be perceived as “holier than thou.” And none of us wants that.

But we can quietly go about building a good life by letting God speak through our imagination. That is the way, in the silence, that He speaks to us. We don’t hear words, we often don’t see visions. But we have an inner knowing that lets us know when we are on the right track, and, conversely, when we are veering off the side of the road.

Let’s use our imagination to improve our lives–and let’s do it today. We won’t be of much help to others if our own life doesn’t work. And it can work, and work amazingly well, when we touch base with what is inside us.

To Manifest: Think, Speak, Do

“That which you think of, but thereafter never speak of, creates at one level.  That which you think of and speak of creates at another level.  That which you think, speak, and do becomes manifest in your reality.”  Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 1.

The more action we put into our efforts, the more likely it is that the law of attraction is actually going to work. With action, we are expressing our certainty that we really want this thing, and we are not putting obstacles in our way by creating doubts about our wanting.

Rhonda Byrne says that we are either manifesting or we are practicing not manifesting, because the law works all the time. We do have to believe that the law is working. And with this belief comes miracles.

Remember to think, speak, and do everything we can to bring about this hoped for thing. Remember that if it truly feels right inwardly, then it is a right thing. And without this inner certainty, we are barking up the wrong tree.

Dreams during Daylight Hours

“Just as our conscious mind dreams at night, our superconscious mind dreams our entire waking reality.”  Penney Pierce, The Intuitive Way

Yes!  We seem “stuck” in dreams just all the time.  But we can direct the course of our dreams in daylight hours, much as “lucid dreaming” happens for some of us at night.

We direct by way of the law of attraction.  To do this well, we need first to ask, deep within ourselves, the best course to take.  If we skip this step, we will still attract what we are focusing on, but we will often find that that course in an inferior route. 

When we ask, deep within ourselves, the best course to take, we find that Higher Realms are helping us out.  Our lives smooth out, things get better, we stop obsessing about the problems that everybody also has.

We are living well.  Our Awakening from all dreams is right around the corner.  When we practice more by looking within, we merge into something better.  And this is not a deep sleep any longer.  We see true reality.