I heard from a client last week who had lost her job and was faced with the possibility of losing her home. She said, "I need a miracle!" Well... I happen to believe in miracles. I love what the book A Course in Miracles says, "Miracles are natural. When they do not occur, something has gone wrong." I thought my client could use some miracle thinking to help her turn around her situation. I told her about my three-ingredient recipe for miracles:

1) Keep Your Focus on the Positive
When life is challenging it's all too easy to think about how bad things are. You might even imagine and spend time dwelling upon how these bad times could get worse and how your life will become REALLY difficult. It's important to understand that your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have power. The fear, panic and anxiety you feel is often the result of the habitual thoughts you're thinking.
What can you do to turn these around? "Out of difficulties grow miracles," said French author Jean De La Bruyere. Begin to think about what you would like to have happen.

Esther Hicks has a great sentence completion exercise that I love. "Wouldn't it be great if...." You fill in the blank with whatever your heart desires. Grab a pad of paper and complete as many of those sentences as you can think of.

It will take some focus and practice to break the habit of habitual worrying, but the dividends will be huge. Because of your new openness, your intuition will be able to deliver some brilliant new ideas. You'll also be receptive to synchronicities and coincidences that will open up possibilities and new directions.

2) Use the Power of Your Mind
What's the outcome that you want? Don't try to figure out HOW it's going to happen. That's for the Universe to resolve. It's part of expecting miracles. An element of faithful expectation is involved. Picture the desired outcome that you want. Imagine and feel it as vividly as you can. Spend time each day visualizing what your life will look like when this imagined situation is created.
Every morning and evening put on some relaxing music and let your imagination play with the scenarios you'd like to see in your life.

3) Surrender and Accept
When you're in the midst of a difficult situation, it's extremely hard to imagine a way out. Many of the spiritual traditions recommend releasing or surrendering the problem to Infinite Intelligence. You are asking the Power that grows the trees, creates the sky and makes the sun rise every day, to create a miracle just for you.

Acceptance means that you let go of struggling as best you can and accept that things are the way they are for right now. We all hold a picture of what our lives should look like. For most of us we'd be in a happy relationship, our bodies would be healthy, our families would be loving, we'd be productively employed and money would flow in. You get the idea!

When you are in acceptance mode, you're letting go of your expectations about how you think your life should be and simply acknowledging and appreciating what is. Any thoughts you have such as, "It shouldn't be this way!" Or, "What am I doing wrong?!" create more tension and frustration. You may not understand why things are the way they are but acceptance puts you in the Divine flow of life.

In effect, you're changing your words to, "I may not understand why this is happening to me right now, but I'm accepting that all will be well and all is well." You're trusting that a Divine presence is working behind the scenes. God is in control of each and every day, bringing about healing, opportunities and miracles. You might as well relax and try to enjoy the unfolding.

(Excerpted from my latest book, LISTEN: Trusting Your Inner Voice in Times of Crisis)

Lynn A. Robinson, Copyright 2010

Author's Bio: 

Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed., is one of the nation's leading experts on the topic of intuition. Through her work as an intuitive she's helped thousands of people discover their life passion and achieve their goals. Voted “Best Psychic” by Boston Magazine, she’s also a bestselling author whose latest book is LISTEN: Trusting Your Inner Voice in Times of Crisis. Her other books include Divine Intuition and Trust Your Gut. Her free Intuition Newsletter is available at http://www.LynnRobinson.com. She may be reached at 800-925-4002 or at Lynn@LynnRobinson.com.