There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Richard Crashaw
I have written that last year was wild in stretching me way out of my comfort zone with painful and exhilarating experiences. I saw last year as a clean up year; one that invited us all to come back to the basics of what we value most, to go within and ask those deeper questions, “Who am I? What is longing with in me to be expressed? What am I being called to do and be?”
And to be willing to let go of the people and things that are not really serving us to live who we came here to be which can bring up a whole lot of fear and discomfort.
I cleared a lot of stuff last year, released a lot of fears, and felt more connected to my faith. So, I expected this year would take off and some of the areas that were challenging to me last year would really open up.
Several months ago I began receiving a flood of inspiration to create a program on Courage which launched last month. I’ve coached people for years on how to transform fear, negative beliefs, and self-sabotage very successfully.
If you have ever felt inspiration coming through you, you know how energizing and humbling it is when the brilliance pours forth. The program seemed so timely with all that is happening in the world and I was so juiced to work with people on the material and witness their victories over fear into faith, trust, and courage.
We teach what we most need to learn
Like many others, I’m still feeling stretched to my limits in many ways. One area in particular has been my health. I’ve enjoyed robust health all my life. Last fall I fell during a morning power walk and tore a ligament (which is still on the mend) and discovered my thyroid had become enlarged with a massive cyst that was pressing on my windpipe.
Hospitals, tests, medical procedure, doctor visits are among my last favorite experiences. In March I had the cyst drained. Within 24 hours it filled up again and the next step meant an overnight stay after minor surgery to have my thyroid removed. Aftercare included no driving for a week and rest to support my body to recuperate.
The thought of going through all this physically, emotionally, and financially (with my current healthcare plan) began to feel depressing. I wanted it to all just go away and for my body to heal on it’s own with out any need for invasive surgery of physical trauma.
Health and financial challenges can still cause me to disconnect and begin a downward spiral into fear and darkness. I’m grateful for the clarity and strength to catch myself from falling too long and too far so that I can reconnect with Source for love and guidance. And I am blessed with incredible people in my life who love and support me personally and professionally.
An invitation for healing
For the past several months, I began working with two fabulous healers. One in particular is Ann Taylor, www.innerhealing.com who has had amazing results with folks on transforming subconscious beliefs. While I am skilled on doing this kind of inner work, I often add folks to my team so I can get out of my own way and allow for healing to occur that I might be blocking because I am too close to my own stuff.
Here’s where the story gets really good.
I’ve always believed in the relationship between beliefs and health challenges. Out of curiosity, I looked at Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life for some clues as to what might be connected with my thyroid. Fascinating. Thyroid and cysts point back to “the victim.”
A few weeks ago Ann and I spoke about my impending surgery and we did some work together to invite (and allow) God to heal my thyroid.
The following day, the size of the cyst was reduced by about 30%. My jaw dropped. A week later I cancelled the surgery because the size of the cyst was reduced by 80%. Throughout the first two weeks, I thanked God for the healing of my thyroid and cyst and felt a humbling gratitude for this miracle. As I write this article, about 30 days from the initial healing session, I am so excited to feel my neck fully recovered. Thank you God!
While I not advocating dismissing the medical community as a valid resource to include in supporting your health, this was a great experience for me in trusting my own body’s innate wisdom to heal when combined with Source/God/The Divine. The miraculous healing of my thyroid will continue to be a powerful reminder that things are not always what they appear to be.
Miracles happen every day. Some are dramatic like the healing of my thyroid. Some can be so subtle and easily overlooked. Other miracles are sweet and bring a smile to your face or take your breath away by their beauty and purity: a beautiful sunrise, nature, an answer to a prayer, a child’s giggle, watching my cats sleep, content and peaceful.
It takes faith, trust and courage to let go of fear, doubt, stress… that invite the dramas we create to bring suffering and pain to our life experiences.
When you partner with Source all things are possible no matter what challenge you are facing. That’s why I have made my spiritual practices have a priority in my life. I have come to believe the single most important relationship in life is with your soul self and God.
When you are aligned with the Divine presence within you as the guiding force in your life and show up to do your part in co-creating your reality with a loving and allowing heart (to both give and receive), you will be prospered by everyone and everything.
- Do you believe in miracles?
Are you open to allow and receive miracles into your daily life?
Do you recognize them when they come?
Do you appreciate and celebrate them?
Do you know that you are a miracle?
To everyone whose life you touch and who you allow to touch yours – I wish you a miraculous day
Founder of Powerfull-Living, Rev. Dr. Lorraine Cohen is a spiritual advisor, life coach, published writer, and inspirational speaker who is recognized as a cutting-edge expert in her field. Please consider her groundbreaking eBook How Do I Choose: A powerful five-step blueprint for making rock-solid decisions.