Even great scientist such as Albert Einstein believed in miracles… he once said: 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.
The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy. The name Bhagavad Gita means (Song of God) is a timeless treatise on the essence of living enlightenment. A little backstory: The Gita was imparted by the enlightened Hindu incarnation Sri Krishna to the warrior-prince Arjuna over 5000 years ago. The spiritual wisdom and life solutions offered in the Gita are so universal and current that even today it is used as a personal transformation guide.
In Chapter 5, Verse 19, the Swami explains the source of extraordinary powers that when we establish ourselves in the Supreme consciousness, in the state of living enlightenment, we can surpass the laws of nature. This is not actually miraculous, it is simply fact. If we embody the divine spirit, we acquire divine abilities. Our lives become a reflection of God.
Yet, why is it that some people experience miracles while others do not? I believe that experiencing miracles is dependent on one’s personal view of God: if God is not active in the world, then there are no miracles, just unexplained random happenings. If God is active and a part of everything, then everything is miraculous. I believe in the latter and the fact that we are drawing breath at this moment is miraculous!
As much as I’d like to shout on the hilltops “GOD IS REAL” it won’t do any good to a nonbeliever. I came to an understanding a long time ago before I was introduced to any theology – that some things are beyond human comprehension – and this untouchable thing called Faith is the bridge to the unexplainable. I also believe there are supernatural things that occur that today’s science has no explanation – perhaps tomorrow’s science will have answers, yet, it does not diminish that ‘supernatural’ miraculous events happen. To experience miracles one must suspend all that has been learned, don’t wait until a crisis hits to learn how to believe in God for a miracle. If you are not anchored in Faith it is much easier to fall in Fear and in doing so canceling the supernatural intervention of God your life.
Scriptures talk about God’s miracles, reminding us that we are the ones in control of God’s ability in our life. God has chosen to never violate our will. God intervenes with His power and His ability, but it’s up to us to open the door and let Him in. The Scripture says in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him, that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” – the phrase, “according to the power that worketh in us” reminds us that if there is no power in us, we can stop God’s intervention in our life. God has chosen to flow through you. Satan can’t stop God’s power, but we can.
Believe and Accept that God wants you to have a miracle, don’t wait for that miracle, don’t doubt in His Love for you- simply start believing.
Let us not be naive, keep in mind that experiencing God and His miracles do not mean that we will be free of hardships. When Peter walked on the water to get to Jesus, he turned and noticed the wind and waves, and then he began to sink. God did not calm the sea. He didn’t make the danger go away. What he did was stretch out his hand and lift Peter up so he wouldn’t drown. (Matthew 14:22-33) God has done this for me numerous times. And he will do it for you.
Imagine the concept of accepting the miracle as FACT as in the Hindu tradition. That eliminates so much doubt and fear to accept the fact that our lives become a reflection of God. A true commitment of taking ownership of our thoughts backed by our deeds to achieve “living enlightenment” – Our Life IS A MIRACLE – what a wonder to live with that understanding.