Today, I’m going to be writing about one of my favourite topics: miracles. Do you believe in miracles? Or do you believe that exceptional circumstances appear simply by coincidence? I believe in positive energy attracting positive circumstances. And I also believe that our positive energy creates a vibrational energy that looks for matches. For example, have you ever been in a bad mood and found that you encountered “crazy” drivers on the road – people who cut you off or almost hit your car? Or perhaps while in that same mood, you received negative feedback from your spouse, friend or customer? On the other hand, did you find that when you were in a particularly good mood, everything seemed to go your way? That’s why I mean about your vibrational energy finding a match.
Like many people, I have experienced miracles in my life. I thought I would share a few of them with you today.
New Job with a Great Salary
Several years ago when I was working on contract in the government, I got a new boss. Part of my job involved inspecting homes to ensure they had been renovated to create a new rental unit in return for receiving a government loan. My new boss didn’t seem to appreciate the work I was doing and I believe he did not trust that when I was out of the office, I was doing work (although I definitely was). He terminated my contract early. I was devastated when he gave me my notice, but I remained outwardly calm and asked if he would recommend me for any openings in our organization, but he said he would not.
A week later, I saw an ad for a job higher than mine at our head office and I decided to apply for it even though I wasn’t sure if I was qualified. Sure enough, I received an interview and later a job offer. This job paid me almost $10,000 more! When my boss heard that I was going to be working at head office, he suddenly became friendly and encouraging and decided to throw me an elaborate going-away lunch, attended by about 30 of my colleagues. I regarded this new job opportunity as a miracle and I believe the universe was nudging me to reach higher in my career goals by going after this new job.
Funding for University
Fast forward several years and I was in another government job (not the one I just discussed) and feeling frustrated and unhappy. I had been in the job for six years and was trying to move up, but wasn’t getting anywhere. I started feeling very tired in the mornings and had difficulty getting myself out of bed to go to work. I was also not sleeping well, had gained some weight and was experiencing digestive problems. It got to the point where I did not have the energy to go to the office so after consulting with my doctor, we decided that I needed to take a stress leave from my job and find out if there was something physically wrong. After several tests came back indicating that nothing appeared to be wrong physically, my doctor advised me that I was slightly depressed. I had to decide whether it was worth it to my health to return to my old job. I had been taking part-time university courses at night while at my job and really enjoyed them. I made the decision to quit my government job (along with the five weeks’ vacation and excellent health and dental benefits) to attend university full-time. I had no idea how I would fund my schooling, but I felt it was the right decision for me! Within two weeks of making my decision, I received a letter in the mail notifying me that I would be receiving a $20,000 severance payment for leaving my government job!! I then received another $10,000 from my stepmother as a payout from my father’s estate. I consider both of these payments miracles because they provided me with the funds I needed to attend university on a full-time basis and get my degree.
Escape from a Bad Relationship
I was in love with a guy when I was in my twenties…let’s call him “Brad”. Our relationship had its highs and lows and did not last due to immaturity on his part. I just didn’t see any future with him because he wasn’t establishing a financial foundation. I dated someone after Brad, but I kept thinking of Brad when I was with this guy. I broke up with this guy and was single for two years before running into Brad. I realized that I was still in love with him and within a month or two, he had moved in with me (I know…HUGE mistake!) Anyway, unbeknownst to me, Brad had become addicted to crack cocaine. He kept it hidden from me, but I knew something was not right with him because his personality would change after he had been out with the guys for the evening. I’m not referring to how he was after he’d had a few drinks…the crack produced an ugly side of him that I had never seen before. Life for me became very stressful. Money went missing from my wallet, Brad started criticizing my cleaning, he had difficulty coming up with his share of the rent and then he got into an accident with my car. I urged Brad to go to rehab, but he refused. (You might wonder why I didn’t kick Brad out, but he had recently lost his mother and I felt sorry for him.)
My friend, Judy, who I hadn’t seen in a few years, called me one day and suggested we get together for drinks. I was looking forward to seeing Judy because she always put a smile on my face with her warm and funny personality. We met at a popular bar in Toronto’s Yorkville and Brad decided to come along although uninvited!! Within a few minutes of arriving, a man from across the bar sent me a drink and Brad got jealous and stormed out. Judy and I stayed and I ended up meeting John. I talked to John for several hours and told John that I was living with Brad, but that things were really bad between us. When it was time to go, John took my phone number and invited me to dinner the next evening. We ended up having a wonderful time, laughing and talking over a very long dinner. We both fell in love that night. I returned home with a new confidence. Brad knew something was different about me. Within a few days, he stopped coming home to my place and returned only once before never returning again. Meeting John that night was my third miracle!
Those are just three miracles I have experienced in my life. Have you experienced any miracles? I’d love to hear about them in the comment section!