Marianne Williamson in her new book, The Law of Divine Compensation sums it up perfectly…
When our attitude is negative, few opportunities arise.
This is not because opportunities don’t exist, but because our negative attitude and energy blind
us to them.
You might be sitting at lunch one day next to a woman who could provide you with a wonderful work opportunity, but because you’re going on and on about how rough things are and how tough
it’s been for you, it doesn’t occur to her to engage you in a conversation about professionally moving forward with her. For one thing, you’ve showed her how effective you are (or aren’t) at handling problems in your life.
Your energy deflected whatever miracle might have occurred.
Your energy, your attitude, your positivity, your words, your ability to listen to others and truly dwell in the present – all those things make you a person others want to be with, want to work with, want to share ideas with.
That energy is the spiritual basis of wealth creation.
In almost every moment we’re at the right place at the right time if we step fully into the moment at hand.
So how do you set yourself up to receive a miracle?
Be FULLY PRESENT in each moment!
Let me leave you with three practices to help you step more fully into the moment at hand, which might also open you up to receiving and experiencing more miracles in your life (and I say a big YES to that!)
1) Pause before you enter a moment or space, whether that’s a meeting, a store, a personal conversation and tune into the present, by becoming aware of your physical surroundings.
Jan Bays in his book: How to Train a Wild Elephant has a simple practice you can use to
move between spaces (or meetings or conversations)…
Before you walk through a door (or go into a meeting or conversation), pause, even for a second and take one breath. Be aware of the differences you might feel in each new space you enter. We often move immediately into a new space (or conversation or meeting) without mentally finishing up the old one.
Pausing can help us do that.
We want to mentally and physically let go of the past moment, then pause, and open ourselves up to all the possibilities of the fresh moment we’re about to step into. I often use actual physical doors as cues/symbols to remind me that I am leaving one space, conversation, or meeting, (in a sense I’m closing the “door” and completing what has just happened) and then I enter (or open the “door”) to this next moment. I pause, take a breath and then as best as I can, fully enter into the next space, conversation or meeting.
2) Some people find it helpful to whisper a prayer such as…”May my presence connect with your presence” as they begin a conversation or meeting.