‘Miracles happen when love is your inspiration for living’ is a quote I wrote for my Inspirational Insights emails. As I wrote I felt a strong connection to the words, because I truly believe a miracle is a change in perception. I decided to explore when my perception had changed, whilst hoping to inspire others to choose love as their inspiration for living too.
The first thought that came to me was that my perception didn’t just shift in a ‘ha ha’ moment of enlightenment. I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen, it just didn’t happen for me, and I’m fairly certain that’s the case for others too. I can pinpoint my start as the time when a dear friend gave me Louise Hay’s book ‘You can heal your life’, when my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago.
From helplessness to empowerment by the virtue of affirmations was liberating. Working with a group of like minded friends, we sought out new books, followed by workshops being run by our newly found ‘guru’s’. It was great fun, and we all developed at our own pace, in our own directions. I progressed to learning Reiki (a method of sharing universal life energy), as a means to give my sister some blessed release from pain, and it was joyous to see how much she benefited from each Reiki session.
Inch by inch, book by book, teacher by teacher my perception was changing for the better. Strangely enough, I don’t remember seeing love as a tool for healing. I guess I wasn’t ready for it and only saw love as something you gave to others. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought of loving myself. Say what!
But if you continue to learn, and grow, eventually you will be ready. And the teacher will appear. I found myself drawn to workshops with teachers who taught me that my thoughts, feelings and opinions were important too. That I could learn the difference between thoughts that came from me, and thoughts that I had picked up over the years from well meaning, and not so well meaning others.
I learnt that before I could truly love another human being, I had to learn to love myself warts and all. My god that was a toughie.
And that’s when the miracles began to happen. There is no right or wrong, no good or bad. If your world is fear based then the world becomes a scary place to battle through. But if it’s love based then everything changes. Your perception of the world is different. Everything is experienced through the eyes of love.
‘But Jan…’ I can hear you saying, ‘the world is full of evil and bad people’.
In all honestly, I don’t have an answer to how others choose to live thier lives. But I do know that evil, and bad people live in a fear based world. I can’t change their perception. It has to come from them when they are ready to make changes. I do believe that the more people who choose to live with love as their inspiration, the sooner the world can become a miraculous place for everyone. Will it happen in my lifetime? Who knows. I’d rather believe it was a possibility, that impossible.
A tiny miracle from yesterday was when I was given a cup of black coffee and some hot, frothy milk. As I poured in the milk, it formed itself into the heart that you can see in the picture above. The joy it bought me and my friend was heart warming and coloured the wonderful time together. More love hearts to share with the world please dear Universe.