Why to Stop Expecting Miracles

Why to Stop Expecting MiraclesWhat’s taking your miracle so long to manifest?

If your desire still feels like a miracle to you, that’s probably why.

Because things don’t manifest that we don’t easily believe in or expect.

Our big dreams unfold when it feels like a logical “of course” next step.

That’s what vibrational alignment is all about. When we’re in the same neighborhood as our desire is. Not on the other side of the globe.

In fact, listen to this story …

… I know a certain 6 year old who decided one day that he’d rather go to work than go to school.

(Those were the options given to him by his mom.)

So he picked job over education.6 year old's resume

By the end of that day, I kid you not, that little guy had a job as a speechwriter for the governor.

He got the interview on his own and sat down with the governor by himself. (Although his mom helped with his resume and his nanny accompanied him on the bus for his commute to interviews.)

This kid just expected that someone would hire him.

(Why wouldn’t they? He didn’t know that 6 year olds don’t get hired for work.)

And by day’s end the governor engaged him to write two official speeches.

That’s not a miracle – that’s vibrational alignment.

That’s the power of positive expectation.

So as long as your desire feels like a big deal that will change your life forever, you’re too far away from it vibrationally for it to show up at your door.

Bottom line, if it feels like a miracle, you’re not ready for it yet.

Here’s what Abraham has to say about it:

When things are ready to pop for you in full manifestational view, they feel like the next logical step. It doesn’t feel like bouncing off the walls. It just feels like, ”Yes, but of course. I knew that was coming.”

So how can we learn to expect miracles?

Well, by first of all not thinking of it as such a big deal.

Yes, it’s cool. But it’s not out of our league.

We can reflect regularly on the reasons to believe in it instead of the reasons it seems unlikely – which may include:

  • Remembering that others have already experienced it.
  • Knowing how the system works – it you can imagine it, you can create it.
  • Reflecting on your past successful manifestations.
  • Remembering who you are – a powerful conscious creator who is capable of anything you put your mind to.

We can also tell the story of it. See it happening in your mind’s eye. Get used to the idea of it. (You know when it starts to feel “normal” that you’re making good progress!)

What we believe and what we expect is simply a matter of what thoughts and images we’ve practiced.

I’m laughing at the thought of Jesus, before he crossed the sea on foot, saying to himself, “Man, wouldn’t it be freaky if I could walk on this water? Wouldn’t that be the craziest thing ever?!” I don’t know for sure, but I suspect it’s more likely he was quite confident in his ability to walk across the sea.

Abe says, “When it shifts – when you are 51% more expecting it than doubting it, things start showing up that then amplify your belief. Once you make that pivot on the fulcrum now you’re off and running.”

Here’s to getting used to the idea of big dreams come true.

  • October 7, 2014
  • Cassie says:

    Love this blog post!

  • Lisa says:

    Hey Anonymous~ This the mom of the six year old. Little guy really is six and he hasn’t skipped any grades. He is a homeschooler that works with a private teacher on a 12 weeks on 2 weeks off year round schedule. I’m pretty sure Doogie Howser was moving along a lot faster.

  • Anonymous says:

    Great story. Not to be picky but his resume said he finished 3rd grade. That means he is more like 9 than 6 (which as the mother of an almost 9 year old is a huge difference.) I mean unless he skipped 3 grades and is a Doogie Howsie style genius.

  • Karen says:

    YUP! Why think about “the impossible” when everything is possible!

  • Janette says:

    Love this post! AND I want to defend my use of the word ‘miracles’.
    I LOVE miracles. They’re all around me, expressed in the amazing way our physical reality works 24/7.
    Like, I know that both my hand and the table are mostly made up of space, with very tiny particles which can just as easily be energy, not matter – and yet I can’t put my hand through the table. That’s a miracle right there!
    It’s a miracle that I put coffee grounds in hot water and I get a drink that makes me roll my eyes in bliss. Amazing that my tastebuds and my brain together deliver this extraordinary flavour. And somebody centuries ago figured out how to turn beans into this ecstatic, sensual pleasure? That’s a miracle!
    I could go on, but you get the point – I LOVE my miracles. And I know my life is bulging at the seams with miracles already – so for me, miracles are part of the everyday.
    Do I want the big castle sized dreams that seem impossible? Yes, I have plenty of those. And sometimes I think “it would take a miracle” and I forget that I live in an ocean of miracles already.
    So thank you, Jeannette. You’ve helped me see that HEY – I know how to do ‘miracles’. I’m the mistress of miracles! So those ‘impossible’ dreams? Why, they’re just as easy as putting my hand on the table or drinking a great coffee.
    Done deal.

  • Jen C. says:

    Yes, Jeannette and Abers, I really do believe that miracles are “a big deal” and worth mentioning and milking (like the other day when my 12 year old and I went to Starbucks and had the cashier cracking up and then she gave us our order for free–an awesome fun miracle), and that as we come into believing and accepting our alignment, all things become “easy.” Or at least easier. I am getting back to expecting that life really is easy and fun, and I see the evidence all the time. Just as easy to manifest a castle as a button is the common Abe phrase I’ve heard a lot, but I am only beginning to understand it after doing this for years! Keep up the inspiring posts, and thank you for shining your light.

  • Sam Curtis says:

    Thanks so much Jeannette for this post today 🙂 I have spent the last couple of mornings devouring your past blogs and truly, they are quite amazing. Thanks to you also that I am now listening to Abe’s powerful messages, which are filling me with warm fizzy I CAN feelings. Fully expectant of miracles happening in all areas!

  • I love miracles. I think they are delicious, great fun, and I want my world to be filled with them. And so I have them regularly! Often I just take a moment to enjoy the incredible miracles that have converged to bring me to the spot where I am.
    I can think of several miracles that came to me when I didn’t expect or believe that something I wanted would come to pass. My first boyfriend in high school, for instance. It was impossible, incredible, that that heart-palpitating boy would like me. Or getting my museum show. I knew I would get one one day, but it never occurred to me it could happen so soon.
    I guess, while I didn’t believe or expect these things could happen, I did (and do) expect miracles. And so I have them.

  • Anna BoBana says:

    As I was leaving the house to walk to the store today, my son said, “Hey Mom, you look like a celebrity trying not to be noticed at a basketball game. It looks good on you.” It gave me enough of an extra boost that I was certain I’d *easily* make it back home (shattered metatarsals in my foot, this was the first round-trip).
    I thought of what Jackson said as I walked and decided to pretend I AM incredibly successful in my creative endeavours. I thought of my paint-splattered T-shirt & bottoms riddled with holes, pink CATERPILLAR ball cap, oversized men’s shirt…and realized I’m dressed exactly how I envision a successful creator of arts to dress. I looked at people driving, smiled, gave the peace sign and made it all the way home – easily, enjoyably, sans after-pain.
    It wasn’t a miracle because I expected it.
    A miracle is only a miracle to the person who doesn’t really believe something can happen.

  • Gregg Braden has a nice way of putting it, too …
    … he says that making “miracles” is just the technology we were all born with.
    Thanks for reading and for commenting, Nat! 🙂

  • I really liked Frank’s reference to ACIM that a miracle is just a shift in perception. That certainly helps in not making it such a big deal.

  • Frank, I LOVE that! I’ve used that one on occasion myself, where the first time I’m creating it it does feel sort of dicey, but when I imagine it’s my third go-round with it, I’m almost a little bored with it. Such a great way to plug into the “normalness” of it.
    Thanks for chiming in with that! I may edit the post to include it to make sure everyone sees it.

  • Oh, and I had to come back and add one thing. I was walking at the beach today and was thinking about something really big quite ordinary that I’m manifesting and was considering different ways to prime the pump, so to speak, and none of them felt right. Less than three hours later, this post is my answer.

  • This is a very nice reminder today. Very nice indeed!
    And I’ll throw in one other thing that works nicely for me:
    How does it feel the third or fourth time this so-called miracle occurs?
    Normal. Ordinary. Nice.
    And, to quote A Course In Miracles:

    Miracles are natural. When they do NOT occur something has gone wrong.

    (NB: ACIM uses the word miracle to mean a shift in perception. Paul and Abraham use the word relief to mean the same thing. Paul says, “You know that you have shifted from a place of more contraction to a place of more expansion when you feel the relief.”)
    Thanks so much Jeannette!

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