Selacia Council of 12 Message for Sep. 2007: Part I - Opening to Miracles
Do you believe in miracles? If so, you are in good company. The idea of miracles has long been embraced by large majorities of people worldwide. In today's times of increasing uncertainty and planetary crisis, there is a resurgence of interest in miracles and miracle workers. It is common today to hear people say a miracle is needed to correct some personal or planetary dilemma. Likewise, it is becoming more ordinary to hear accounts of people who document the workings of miracles in their own lives.
Humanity's history books are filled with examples of miracles. In cultures on all continents, miracles are associated with countless numbers of prophets, sages and yogis. Miracles are also thought of in connection with physical manifestations. Examples include a blind person suddenly being able to see, bodies dematerializing, and bushes burning in a mysterious fashion.
If you believe that such miracles have occurred, or are possible, do you also believe that miracles are possible for you personally? As you reflect on that for a moment, consider that many people in past generations held belief systems that placed miracles into categories such as dangerous witchcraft, magical thinking, or religious practices available to only a select few.
Beliefs about Miracles
A belief is formed and recorded within the DNA when a person is impacted personally or indirectly by something observed or heard. A man who lived at the time of Jesus, for example, could have witnessed a miracle healing of a child with his own eyes. When he saw the crippled child get up and walk, he made a decision within himself about what it meant, and he had a feeling about it. In that moment, he formed a belief system in his DNA. Perhaps he decided "miracles can happen" and "even an ordinary person can receive a miracle," and these ideas became a part of his view of life. They became a part of his DNA.
Later, in another lifetime, this same man incarnated in female form, this time witnessing persecution of healers who claimed to have extraordinary powers. Sick people seen by these healers declared that a miracle occurred when their illness disappeared. During that time, it was seen as dangerous to be associated with miracle healings. Religious officials asserted that only certain people could produce a miracle. Healers who were public about extraordinary abilities were sometimes burned at the stake. They were portrayed by churches as evil-doers. It was unsafe even to publicly associate with these healers.
Conflicting Beliefs in the DNA
The woman, observing these things from a distance, was profoundly affected by the mass hysteria and fear. She decided that "miracles are the work of the dark side" and "it is dangerous to create miracles." These beliefs became a part of her DNA, just as the earlier ones had when witnessing the miracles of Jesus.
Since belief systems are inherited in the DNA and also brought forward from past-life experiences, a person living today can be carrying very limiting beliefs about miracles. These beliefs reside in the subconscious mind, outside ordinary view.
You may consciously think your belief system supports living amidst miracles, but consider that you may also hold conflicting belief systems in your DNA. These other beliefs can become an obstacle to your experience of miracles.
What is a Miracle?
To recognize a miracle when it appears in your own life, you must first understand what miracles are, as well as the false ideas historically associated with miracles.
The following addresses some false notions about miracles:
1. A miracle is not something unusual or out-of-reach to the ordinary person.
2. It is not a magical solution given to you by God or an authority outside of yourself.
3. It is not your compensation for suffering.
4. It is not something you force.
5. It is not something you can demand.
6. When a miracle occurs, it is not something you can willfully decide to duplicate.
7. If you experience miracles, it does not mean that you are more holy than other people.
8. Miracles are not a guarantee of what will come next.
9. A person who prays for a miracle and does not receive it is not a bad person.
10. Likewise, a person cannot be categorized as good simply because of experiencing a miracle.
11. A miracle is not something in short supply, available only in extraordinary circumstances or to a select few.
12. A miracle is not something that requires validation by an outside source.
A miracle is natural. Miracles are occurring every day, all over the planet. Most of them are recognized by paying attention to the subtle forces of Divine energy. A person energetically attracts these beneficial forces through their consciousness. Key elements include an ability to be receptive, observant, allowing, and in readiness. The ability to generate unconditional love towards self and others-including "difficult" people-is a vital component. The more that a person can hone these abilities, the more they will naturally create a miraculous state of mind. This state of consciousness, created in a person's inner being, is the seed from which miracles can become manifest in the physical world.
Manifestations of Miracles
The manifestations of miracles have an unlimited number of expressions. It often takes skillful means to recognize a manifestation, and to realize that it indeed is a miracle. Each person will respond in their own unique way, reflecting their personal belief systems and conditioning. What one person defines as a miracle may be viewed by someone else as ordinary or even as undesirable.
In a very broad sense, one person may see the miracles in the human body and the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Another person may see the human form as deficient and caterpillars as an agricultural pest.
The great Masters who walked the Earth in ancient times could recognize the miracles in common situations, in nature, and in the simple occurrences often overlooked by the everyday person. They knew the importance of staying connected with the heart's wisdom, and of avoiding fear. To be in fear closes the door to fully experiencing miracles.
Miracles do not have to be dramatic to be considered miracles. Stories of humankind's past today remembered as miracles do tend to be the dramatic ones. They likely seemed dramatic at the time they occurred, but this does not make them more important than other kinds of miracles. Keep in mind, too, that scribes who recorded the stories often unknowingly added their own interpretation and additional drama. Each time the story was told, especially if translated into a different language, there was the possibility for even further distortion. Historians who debunk miracles often see only the distortions. It is a convenient way to claim that miracles are fantasy or simply impossible.
Copyright 2007 by Selacia * All Rights Reserved
For the rest of this message select: Part II - Opening to Miracles