I was eating lunch last week, and a young lady approached me and asked, "What kind of miracles?"... In the course of conversation, she related that she had been wanting her mother - who resided at the time outside the US - to be able to come here. And she had been wanting this for the past two years... I gave her an exercise to practice that it occurs to me I have not yet given to you.
She was not a student, had not seen the website- or been to any workshops, and was bold enough to come interrupt my lunch (Gloria in Excelsis Deo).. and asked me about what she perceived to be the need for something miraculous - since she had "been praying about" this for a while and had not yet met with success...
My counsel to her was to - In a phrase, "Nevillize it".
Now this phrase is from Joe Vitale's book, The Attractor Factor which anyone can acquire (did I mention you could read the rest of the pages on this website?).. and there is MUCH about Neville Goddard, and some of his lectures can be accessed by Googling "Neville Goddard Lectures"
What does that mean? Neville Goddard (1905-1972) filled auditoriums and churches, and even had a radio and TV show in the middle of the last century with his teachings on assumptions.. (a way of deliberate creation).
The short version is - (and this works, by the way) - that to manifest the miraculous, one must assume the desired outcome has already occurred, and FEEL what it feels like. This is done (because when you are in the process of accomplishing the miracle, it has not happened yet) via imagination.
Dr. Wayne Dyer expressed the concept by counseling that you, "See yourself surrounded by the conditions you want to produce." (yes, I recommend his writings as well).
Now this may be difficult to comprehend at first - which is why I recommend you read Neville - The Power of Awareness, Resurrection and other of his works. As Albert Einstein put it, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
What I counseled the young lady to do was: Each night when drifting off to sleep, imagine meeting your mother and greeting her with a joy-filled hug, feeling happy and wonderful that she's finally made it here - basking in the wonder of her mom's presence finally realized right here in Houston.
To BRIEFLY (and I can't overemphasize this- ya DON'T want to DWELL on it!) visualize and feel the experience and feeling of joy on seeing her here, and the happy reunion that would be. Then, after moments of basking, LET IT GO (!)
There is (I hope obviously) MORE to manifesting the miraculous - but "Nevilleizing" is a VERY powerful practice that will work (for anyone) IF (and only when) it is practiced repeatedly with patience and confident expectation of success.
Now this is to be done with reverence and humility - without which it simply won't work.
To access the miraculous one must work with Divinity... else what is accomplished is merely an outcome - as in, hit the ball with the bat and it goes away from the bat. Newtonian Physics works, and we all see evidence of it every day. Quantum Physics (and the Observer effect we have on matter and energy) is different (better and more fun!).
And the effectiveness of assumption, when fully understood and practiced, is as to Newtonian understanding as an elevator is to stairs. That is to say, "Stairs Work" - and are easy to believe in - because we've been steeped in physicality for decades - but the elevator works also - and with much less effort on the part of the one wanting elevation.
You'll find more of this in Book Two, and I seriously encourage you read Book One if you haven't already done so - since understanding is impossible without foundational knowledge.
- One may not fully appreciate a car's automatic transmission, for example, without understanding that shifting gears was once always done manually. BUT - with the requisite understanding, one may perceive an automatic transmission as more of a thing that simply has been developed - rather than a miracle that generates constant awe.
YES !Yes - I AM saying here, that things we humans formerly considered miraculous are "doable" ..and that we CAN accomplish miracles - when and as we engage Divinity - (which eagerly awaits our awakening, and maintains a constant state of readiness to provide us understanding) so that we can begin to know experientially that we ARE, in fact, using the same processes as did Jesus the Christ of Nazareth.
IMAGINATION works. ..but ONLY as it is used in accordance and harmony with the REST of the Laws of the Universe. Divinity / Source Energy / GOD ..is now, has always been, and will always be. When you know what you want, you must then think not "of" it - but FROM It.. Take the time to listen to the videos.
And I freely admit that the concept, "Ye are gods." is sobering, to say the least.
Are you the totality of GOD? Of course not. Are we "children of GOD" and therefore heirs of the family characteristics and awesome Power of GOD? Yes. Can we have instant access to this unwithstandable Power? - stay tuned - and be careful what you wish for...
I freely admit this is a difficult concept.. Just as is the idea that YOU are responsible for your life and life experience. BUT - My fellow I.M.D.s... you CAN manifest the miraculous... And you will - when and as you learn to "get in sync" with the Divine.