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Predicting a Year of Miracles
~ The Course In Miracles
By Laurie E. Smith, Miracle Coach
As I read the coverage of the landing of the US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River this week, I got shivers from head to toe. The story of a plane crash struck very close to home. My husband and I had just honored the eighth anniversary of the safe landing of British Airways Flight 2069, an event that dramatically changed our lives.
While we were on this flight, traveling to Kenya for a vacation, a mentally-ill passenger had broken into the cockpit, attacking the pilot. For five long minutes, the plane tumbled uncontrollably through the air, dropping ten thousand feet. A series of synchronicities, inexplicable events, and help from other passengers miraculously saved our lives and those of the other 379 aboard the flight.
As I have read news reports these last few days, I've been able to relate to the calm stillness some of those aboard the New York flight reported feeling — certainty of death, then gratitude for life. On the other hand, I can't imagine the panic survivors must have felt as the cockpit filled with smoke, or as they waited in the cold Hudson River to be rescued.
Each of us has a story—a moment in time, sometimes more than one—when our lives are forever changed. Moments like these can happen during natural disasters, brushes with death, job loss, death of a loved one, unexpected diagnosis or disease, falling in love, giving birth, losing a job, or during a still point — a moment when we are calm enough to see deeply within.
I believe the coming year is going to be one of
In fact, this flight may very well be a metaphor for what is happening to many of us, and of things to come. Our miracles may not always appear positive at first. Like the smoke and rising waters in the plane were for those aboard the US Airways flight, the events before us may seem downright terrifying.
We may be asked to take leaps of faith, like the survivors of flight 1549 were as they jumped aboard lifeboats. We may be asked to put our whole lives, our whole fate into the hands of another, like those who were pulled out of freezing water onto ferry boats. Or, long before we are ready or even believe ourselves able, we may be the ones called upon to demonstrate the strength we have within.
never come exactly the way we would expect or could plan. The universe is infinitely more creative than anything "safe" we could come up with on our own. And sometimes, the real miracles are the small changes that happen within us, gradually and unnoticed over time.
For my husband and me, our miraculous plane flight was followed nine short months later by the fatal events of September 11, 2001. We lived in New Jersey at the time and were surrounded by the uncertainty and tragedy affecting so many of our friends and loved ones as a result of the terrorist attacks.
A few months later, my husband accepted a voluntary severance package from his employer and we left life as we knew it behind, driving around the U.S. for three months, spending much of it exploring where we were being called to go next. Life was uncertain not just for us, but for all of America. We knew our future was being dramatically redirected. We just didn't know quite where to yet.
We are now living in California, a life very different than the one than I ever could have predicted at the time of that flight to Kenya. I am grateful for the blessings I have received, let alone to be still alive today. I have no doubt where we are now is in many ways a result of that miraculous event eight years ago.
don't need to be experienced by us directly to deeply affect us. Like the events in the Hudson River this week, they ripple out to others, making us pause, reminding us how interconnected we all are, and that we each really do make a difference. I believe miracles offer an invitation to begin anew, choose a new direction, and follow a new path—one that may be more aligned with who we really are.
Regardless of what comes our way this year, regardless of how challenging it may seem at the time, each event will give us the opportunity to pause, listen within and ask ourselves if we are ready partner with a divine power and allow the greatness and wonder that is possible in this world to happen through us.
I invite you to use this time to take stock of your life. What do you value? What is important? What changes have you been putting off? What is your soul calling you to let go of? What is your soul beckoning you to create?
Then, lean back and get ready for a rollercoaster ride. You may be amazed what will come your way, and what is possible for you. Your miracles might not be ones that make headlines, but they are still just as important. Sometimes a shift in perspective or quiet moment of gratitude is all we need to ensure our own safe landing.
Copyright © 2009 by Laurie E. Smith. All rights reserved.
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