We can face reality as it is, and then begin to question, ‘Is there anything I can do about it?’ And the first thing that we’re not going to do about it is do what has always been done in the past. – Rav Berg
They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Yet many of us would like to make some changes in our lives. How many times have you dreamed about something different, be it a better job, a romantic relationship or perhaps a large purchase like a house, but then not done anything differently in your life to attain those things?
For instance, to get that better job one has to put together a resume, network, and interview – without those steps it is very unlikely to come about. For those that long for love, what have you changed in your life? Do you still go to all the same places and see all the same people and yet hope that your Mr./Ms. Perfect will one day appear? In order to buy a house, money has to be saved up, but what happens if the prospective homebuyer doesn’t change his spending habits? You get my point…
The Creator wants you to have all the blessings that you desire in life. Now, you may ask, “Well then, why doesn’t he just give them to me?!” Because we have free will – all the time, not just when we enjoy it, like the times that things are going well and we feel that we have all we need. We have free will so that when we face opportunities disguised as challenges, we have the ability to overcome them on our own merit and grow on our spiritual paths.
It’s completely up to you how many blessings you are able to draw into your life. It’s not to say that the Creator isn’t involved. Not at all! To bring about miraculous changes, you begin by doing small actions that create small openings for the Creator to work through.
How do we understand and classify what a miracle is? According to Wikipedia a miracle is:
- A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine.
- A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.
During Sagittarius we are surrounded by miracle-making energy, in this month more than usual. Miracles happen every day but we are so accustomed to chalking it up to good luck that we seldom see them for what they really are. When you create a miracle through your actions, the Light produces a miracle in return. Famous Sagittarian, Winston Churchill remarked, “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
All of us are blessed with the gift of miracle making this month. The catch is that you have to create a place for miracles to exist. When we want to awaken miracles in our life, we have to find out and be aware of where the opening is. We will not draw down blessings and miracles into our lives with hope, but rather with certainty, which creates a space, because miracles can’t rest in an empty place.
The Bible, as well as The Zohar, recounts the story of a widow, the wife of the late Ovadyahu, who had died leaving many debts that his wife couldn’t repay. In the story, his wife went to the prophet Elisha asking for a miracle and he replied, “Tell me what you have in your house. Because blessings from above do not rest on an empty table, and they do not rest in an empty place.” She said, “I have nothing in my house except a small measure of oil.” She had only enough oil to cover her little finger. But after hearing this, Elisha said to her, “You have now given me an opening. Now that I understand that you have a small amount of oil, there is a place for the blessings to come down and rest.”
That was when the miracle occurred for her. The small amount of oil that she had in her house overflowed and filled so many vessels that she was able to sell it to pay off all her debts. The Zohar says, “Through awakening in our physical world, we awaken lights in the supernal worlds. Because the supernal Lights, the flow of energy, of Light, of blessings, do not come from above until there is a vessel, an awakening created from below, by us. But if there is emptiness, if there is nothing there, then the miracle, the blessings, cannot rest, cannot come down.” Like the small amount of oil, or the 1% chance, that is all the opening that is needed for a miracle.
THOUGHT INTO ACTION
What is one of your dreams? Now, what action can you take towards that dream? Create enough space for the Creator to work in your life.