I do, very much now. More and more so each day, a kind of deep soulful knowledge that miracles do happen to those who believe in it. My miracle has been given to me as various signs, and I hope to share them with you, especially the new creative and precious friends I have made from Kelly Rae's e-course.
Something that you might not know about me. I have been teaching drama to kids aged 5-8 for a while now, about 1 and a half years almost. This is my "day job", which I work on fridays and saturdays. We have this procedure in the centre that the kids must borrow books every week and return them the next. Most of the time, it's chaotic. The kids would grab the books and I'll record their names down. When they are done they'll return the books to me and I'll keep them back in the locker.
Last week, a boy returned a book and because I was in a rush, I shove the book in my bag in a hurry without puttng back at the centre's locker. I went home, and started to arrange my bag. I left some books on the table and started on a painting. Amidst a break, I looked up and for the very first time saw the title of the book shouting back at me "The story of Flying". I know instantly it's a sign to keep following my creative path. It's a synchronized miracle to Kelly Rae's e-course "flying lessons". I know-No more turning back. No more procrastination. I need to march on. I need to fly. The time is now.
The illustration of the front cover of the book. The aeroplane at its earliest stage. I am a beginner flyer. But I am not afraid anymore. I have spread my wings and is now taking flight.
My second miracle. I have been reading motivational books and have reap the benefits of these gems since many years ago. I have been practicing meditation which I believe is immensely useful to tame my monkey mind, to experience stillness daily every morning. I cannot start my day without these rituals, plus prayers and saying gratitude. However, the last few months I have not been on track. I have not been at my best (mental/physical/emotional/spiritual state) and I know it.
So I was astonished when my sister bought a motivational/metaphysical book on her birthday- "The Monk who sold his Ferrari" because she was not the type who reads these genres of books. I keep hearing a voice that I've to read it. I flipped randomly and had goosebumps when I started reading, (pg 83)
Author "To tell you the truth, I think it's about time I discovered my purpose," I said. "Don't get me wrong, there are a lo of great things in my life. But it isn't as rewarding as I think it could be. f I left this world today, I really can't say for sure that I've made that big a difference."
Lawyer-turn-yogi Julian Mantle says "How does that make you feel?"
"Depressed" I offered with total honesty. "I know I have talent. Actually, I was one heck of a good artist when I was younger. That was until the legal profession beckoned with the promise of a more stable life."
"Do you ever wish you had made painting your profession?"
"I really haven't given i much thought. But I will say one thing. When I painted I was in heaven."
"It really fired you up, didn't it?"
"Absolutely. I lost track of time when I was in the studio painting. I would get lost in the canvas. It was a real release for me. It was almost as if I transcended time and moved into another dimension."
"John, this is the power of concentrating your mind on a pursuit that you love. Goethe said that 'we are shaped and fashioned by what we love.' Maybe your dharma is to brighten the world with lovely scenes. At least start spending a little time painting every day."
This miracle of having something that resonates with my life showing up repeatedly is miraculously explained in the book itself,
It's an ageless principle called joriki in the book where if one concentrate every ounce of his/her mental energy on self-discovery and working on one's passion, the universe or the creative source or God will conspire and make sure YOU get what you asks for. I truly believe in the infinite and boundless wisdom of the workings of the Universe, I have asked for help to advance my dreams to be an artist, and assistance like this precious books flow into my hands and awaken my insights even more. Also, it was at this right time that I signed up for Kelly Rae's e-course after finishing the coursework component of my Masters and where I had more time and decided to take a break from academia.
The flying lessons has ended, but my wings are strengthened and I have made fellow flyers who I could not imagined what to do if not for their support and companionship from the very first day since the introduction of the e-course.
I am fully aware of my miracles, and I wish deeply that you become fully aware of yours too. No moment is ordinary if you pay attention to your surroundings. It could be a word of encouragement or wisdom someone said, it could be a quote from a book that resonates with your journey, it could be a comment on your blog post, it could be anything. And I hope you share with me...
What are your miracles? Have you noticed any lately?
And before I forget, if you UTTERLY need some inspiration urgently, I recommend you run to your nearest bookstore and get the book. Robin Sharma's The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, I am very sure you'll find something that resonates with your creative soul!