and bust through comfort zones. Bumps and bruises may occur, but bravery is rewarded. Miracles are not beyond our grasp, but we may need to extend our reach in ways we’ve never done before.


Expect a Miracle Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires

by J. Marie Novak A 1

ccording to a Pew Forum study, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles. When we think

we can’t handle burdensome difficulties on our own, we oſten seek help from a higher power, pleading: Cure me or my loved one of this illness. Aid me in providing for my- self and my family. Bring me someone to love. Help me resolve this intensely painful situation. Protect loved ones from the harm they’re subjecting themselves to. If we want miracles to unfold in our

lives, we must actively participate in their manifestation. Here are five ways to mani- fest more miracles in our lives.

Be Grateful for Everything Gratitude deserves its positive buzz.

When we’re grateful, our energy changes and our light shines. Our perspective shiſts from scarcity to abundance. We bring forth divine blessings by being tuned into the giving nature of the creator of all. When we live in a state of gratitude, good people, opportunities and blessings arrive.


Stop Using Excuses to Do Nothing When we take a positive step in our

lives—it can be anything—a way forward will oſten appear that may be unrelated to

the blessing we receive. For example, clear- ing out clutter may clarify a career move. Taking a course to build a new skill may introduce us to a new friend. In beginning a new exercise routine, we may discover self-confidence in other areas of life.

3 Step Beyond Routine Step out of routines, broaden horizons 5

Help Others Receive the Miracles Tey Pray For

Experience the bliss of being a giver. Share what others need. Sponsor a child’s education. Give unused belongings to people that des- perately need them. Offer words of encour- agement. It all matters more than we realize.

Trust Intuition When we listen to our intellect instead of

our inner heart-and-soul guidance system, we get turned around and off course. We all have an inner knowing that can help us get where we want to go. Divine wisdom always trumps the human mind. When we tune into it and trust what it’s telling us, we invite miracles into our lives. We all have the power to participate in

creating miracles for ourselves and others by bringing to fruition what did not seem remotely possible. It’s easy to start by prac- ticing these five miracle-creating strategies.

J. Marie Novak is an author, life transfor-

mation mentor and founder of the Believe and Create online community. Learn how to believe in and create the life you were born to live at

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