American or not, you can make this Thanksgiving a great day to open your heart. Especially because today also coincides with Hanukkah, you might open your heart to miracles, too. Today has been called “Thanksgivukkah.”
Hanukah celebrates a miracle, the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E. And, in particular, how one day’s worth of oil (required for the re-dedication) lasted for eight days.
If it weren’t for the American Jews, living in a Christian-dominated society, Hanukkah would be considered a minor holiday. Judaism hinges on large, flashier miracles. The burning bush. Or the big Passover miracles, which include the sparing of first-born sons and the parting of the Red Sea.
You know what I give big thanks for on this Thanksgivukkah?
Small miracles happen continually. Small and hardly noticed. That is how miracles usually happen here. And I am thankful for that.
We receive big miracles parsimoniously. Especially if you live cult-free, evolving rapidly on your personal path to Enlightenment, you can probably count on one hand the number of big, flashy miracles you have received. Every one was needed. And some of those miracles were just an aha! or some other small internal experience.
Well, congratulations for that.
Thank Heaven for small miracles
Spiritual self-authority is a miracle every time. Within yourself, a still small voice tells you what is true.
The context may not be grand. Un-dramatically you might alter your course of action, in everyday life, because:
- Emotionally you feel that a particular relationship shows promise
- Physically, your body informs you that one particular choice is better than another, despite appearances
- Common sense whispers to you, helping you to act like a smart New Age Consumer
- Aura reading, face reading, or Skilled Empath Merge provides you with an insight, on demand
- A hunch come to you, unsought, from your Divine and Celestial Team. After they whisper into your subconscious mind, you have a “Bright idea” that really originates from them, spiritual guidance disguised as your own personal insight.
Everyday. Normal, every bit of it! Big, flashy miracles are an exception. The “Jesus, Take the Wheel” kind of exception. Like a miracle that causes you to escape death. Like a gigantic sparkling double rainbow in the sky, causing you to gasp in delight.
Treasure hunting for miracles
Many among us seek the big flashy miracles, perpetually nagging our angels or begging guides for help or beseeching any random “Whoever” from The Other Side. “Tell me exactly what to do.”
- GLADYS wouldn’t set foot outside her door without bringing her pendulum.
- JOE dutifully does as he learned to do from his favorite Hay House authors. He seeks guidance 24/7. To the extent that synchronicity confirms his beliefs, JOE believes he has entered a Miracle Zone. He feels sure he is on the right track.
- The 11:11 Movement is a Godsend, spiritually refreshing, a faith restorer. To some. However, to others, it is more like “Synchronicity for Dummies.” The search for 11:11 evidences a need for Divine reassurance for those who are sweetly evolving as beginners, needing perpetual validation.
An external validation, this sort of synchronicity or miracle. Not internal validation, which you recognize by your own sweet self, using self-authority.
Do you make your daily life about treasure hunting for miracles?
Well, with all due respect, miracles-on-demand isn’t how Earth School is set up at all. Which is why perpetual guidance seeking is not a fast way to evolve spiritually on a path to Enlightenment. Though it sure is a poignant attempt… and a mighty popular New Age lifestyle these days.
Earth does not work that way. People do not become rich because they are more virtuous than others. People do not become famous because they are superior to others. People are not Enlightened or Awake in a significant manner because they have more sex appeal than others.
(Those of you who follow the comments on my Enlightenment Life List have seen plenty of nominees not remotely close to Enlightenment. Yet if you open up the photo link, you will find someone with outsize sex appeal and charisma. I don’t comment on that, tempting though it is. You can see that part for yourself, just using ordinary perception and your sexual radar.)
Earth is no simple learning academy. Things are not usually as they seem. In fact most social and spiritual labels are inaccurate, if you care about a person’s real who-you-be. As for receiving big flashy miracles, has that ever been the measure of a virtuous life?
Gotta love Earth School
Because it could work backwards here. God could have set up this planet quite differently.
Imagine if every decision in your day were lit up by a clear miracle.
What to eat for breakfast? You stand in front of the pantry. The correct cereal box tumbles out, landing precisely at your feet. “Aha! That’s what I am supposed to eat for breakfast.”
You are out on a date with PAT. Kissing is a definite possibility. But is it truly wise to kiss PAT on the very first date? What to do?
Fortunately you’re in a room with wallpaper. That wallpaper contains a pattern of birds. Suddenly a Bluebird of Happiness bounces out of the wallpaper, fully three dimensional. It circles around PAT’s head, like a cross between skywriting and a halo. “Yes, I’m supposed to kiss PAT. Just what I wanted to do. What a relief!”
Sure, Earth School could be constructed that way. Don’t you think Almighty God is capable of creating that kind of world?
Then what would our scriptures record? Perhaps a mysterious accounting like this.
What the Bible might call a miracle, if Earth School worked the opposite of how it really does work
Moses is leading his people across the desert, leading them to The Promised Land. It has been 30 years now. Although he doesn’t know there will be a full decade more of this peripatetic existance, Moses is already tired. So personally exhausted, and his particular kind of STUFF causes Moses to interpret fatigue as feeling unfit for leadership yet again.
Moses also feels pretty disgusted with those he is leading. Sure, they are his people. He loves those Israelites. He really does. But they keep stopping to worship idols.
How pathetic is that, when the Almighty is right there blessing them every day in that revolting desert. God, lovingly available to anyone and everyone.
God is available to anyone with the humility to receive what they are capable of receiving. Rather than settling for some cheap imitation that feeds vanity with big astral flash.
Moses just doesn’t get it. How can some of his people move into worshipping idols again and again?
On this particular morning Moses has had his breakfast of manna. (“Euwwww, manna again? Thirty years of eating that same boring manna!”)
Then comes an amazing miracle: Moses finds the strength within himself to face another day and do his best.
Oh, how people weep when they read that in the Bible. they make a holiday out of it, the Holiday of Finding Meaning as You Munch Manna.
For generations, devout believers wonder. How could such a man find, and recognize, strength from within?
There was no burning bush. He found only a quiet, human strength.
Technically, Moses co-created this miracle along with God. “Wow, I wish I could have such an experience.”
Life on earth, really, is filled with that kind of miracle.
Because that is how Earth School usually works. Today, you might take a moment to be grateful for that.