“What I have learned from the year past is something about miracles – miracles of healing and answered prayer and unexpected happy endings. Each came quietly and simply, on tiptoe, so that I hardly knew it had occurred.
All this makes me realize that miracles are everyday things. Not only the sudden, great good fortune, wafting in on a new wind from the sky. They are almost routine, yet miracles just the same.
Every time something hard becomes easier; every time you adjust to a situation which, last week, you didn’t know existed; every time a kindness falls as softly as the dew; or someone you love who was ill grows better; every time a blessing comes, not with trumpet and fanfare, but silently as night, you have witnessed a miracle.”
– Faith Baldwin
My dad sucked as a businessman. He had great ideas; ideas that if someone else implemented them, they’d be billionaires, but my dad had no interest in financial abundance.
When I was a teenager, we had an Indian grocery store. The location was pretty good, and it was one of only a couple of places in the whole city to buy Indian groceries at the time, so one would think it would have been a thriving business, and it was, just not financially. We had a loyal clientele, but not big sales. Why? Because my father gave everything away at cost. I used to argue with him that we weren’t in business to give things away. He would laugh it off, and say that it wouldn’t make a big difference if he made a few less dollars. Needless to say, he wasn’t rolling in the cash, but what he did have in abundance was kindness, love, compassion and faith.
Although he was a man of faith, he didn’t wear it on his sleeve. He was a private person, and his faith was between him and his God. He didn’t believe that you had to go to a place of worship to commune – he believed you could do that anywhere because God Is Within You, and he had complete faith that God was a steadfast partner in his journey.
On a few occasions in his life, my father needed a miracle – he had certain duties and obligations that he felt he had to discharge, and nowhere in sight was a way to make them happen. He kept his faith and knew without a doubt that somehow, it would all work out – and it always did, because he believed.
I didn’t discover the Law of Attraction until the year after my father left this world, so I didn’t realize that much of what he taught me was in fact the principles of the LOA – he believed that you could do anything you set your mind to, he was an advocate of the power of positive thought, he had strong faith, and believed that prayers were always answered. He also always taught us to be grateful for our blessings.
The Eleventh Insight, from the next sequel to the Celestine Prophecy, The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight, is about having faith, and using the power of visualization and the magic of belief to manifest a utopian world.
The Eleventh Insight: The Power of Prayer
“Increasing the faith power that is elevating you to uplift everyone in the world with affirmative prayer.
The Eleventh Insight is the precise method through which we hold the vision. For centuries, religious scriptures, poems, and philosophies have pointed to a latent power of mind within all of us that mysteriously helps to affect what occurs in the future. It has been called faith power, positive thinking, and the power of prayer. We are now taking this power seriously enough to bring a fuller knowledge of it into public awareness. We are finding that this prayer power is a field of intention, which moves out from us and can be extended and strengthened, especially when we connect with others in a common vision. This is the power through which we hold the vision of a spiritual world and build the energy in ourselves, and in others, to make this vision a reality.
In this level of consciousness, we become more purpose driven and receptive to how those in the afterlife are lifting us up. We begin to comprehend the real nature of prayer and guided purpose. We realize that prayer works within Karmic design. The more we are in alignment with the principle of giving — and our inner intuition to accurately help others — we will sense our heightened, creative power and see it working through our prayers. When we use this power for uplifting the spiritual consciousness of others, we draw more powerful people into our lives to uplift us. The key is discovering that affirmative prayer, practiced with the emotion of gratitude (it WILL happen), establishes the strongest faith validity.”
– James Redfield
The Eleventh insight is about how to use the The Law of Attraction to manifest the life of your dreams, it encompasses all the Positivity Manifestation Tools I shared with you last month. This insight, and the premise behind everything I write can be summed up as “when you believe it, you will see it.” That’s the Magic of Believing!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!