When we think of miracles, we are drawn to the flashy examples, perhaps of flying through the air or manifesting jewels from the akasha. Even the spiritual redemption of the earth is often described in terms of sudden spectacular events, the descent of an Avatar for example, purging the world of darkness instantly, in a blinding blaze of light.
However such expectations must be balanced by our understanding of what exactly a miracle is. I would say a miracle is a juxtaposition of time and space which cannot be predicted by current science, leading to a positive result. Or from the Oxford Languages Dictionary:
“A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by … scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.”
Neither of these definitions speaks to a spectacle of sound or light initiating any miracle, yet this is the common expectation. The reason for this is lack of exposure to, or experience with what might be called the realm of miracles, our interactions with Divinity.
As with anything we are unfamiliar with, the most obvious experiences catch our attention and are sustained through the collective consciousness, the tips of the iceberg so to speak – though this misses most of what is going on beneath the surface of our ocean of consciousness. It is also difficult to see a sustained and coherent system at work by focusing on a few disparate symptoms, like attempting to map all the deep currents of the sea by studying just the tallest waves.
This is all perfectly natural given humanity’s current place in Cosmic time, a period when the direct light of Divinity is typically muted for most, the Kali Yuga, the briefest, and darkest, eon of Cosmic consciousness, spanning about a half a million years.
Regardless, we are where we are, and a seamless relationship with Divinity can be cultivated, simply dependent on the purity of the nervous system. This is an organic purity, like the rating of a gemstone (though the human condition is far more mutable…), from which all thoughts and actions emanate, and where all impressions accrue.
Sadhana (purification through Yoga; union with Divinity) is the key, endlessly. Who are we to say when we are complete? 🙂
The Cosmos never ceases blossoming, and by joining hands and hearts with the Saints and angels, we can more easily listen and observe quietly, not just catching our eyes, minds, and ears on the loudest and flashiest fireworks, but down to the manifesting wonder of Infinite life itself, learning the dynamics, the intimate whispers of the forces of nature, a drop, a breeze, the first mote of light reliably roaring into the full sun of day, and a spiral upwards through night, bringing about the real miracles and life changing events for all.
This happens on Cosmic time. Not the remote cold untouchable time of “outer space”, but the inner space within each of us, the Cosmic space and time within us, aligning ourselves with Beings who reflect the best of us, the universal values of equality, love, compassion, responsibility, justice, strength, beauty, harmony, and integrity, to name a few. 🙂
We also have an active part in this seamless relationship with Divinity. This relationship is not just the well meaning sending of endless prayers upwards. Those are great and come innocently from the heart. But there is a very practical side too, where our relationship with Divinity deepens, and we do not focus on our needs as much as we do simply watching Divinity at work. This aids our natural desire to help out, and we can’t always predict the ways in which such assistance will manifest – after all, the possibilities are endless, at every moment.
Over time and through diligence, a dynamic picture emerges, not only of God’s hand in everything, but too the concrete desires of every heart to manifest more and more of Heaven on Earth, and how that begins to make active these deepest currents of transformation within each of us, becoming outwardly more and more evident.
We will always have our gift of free will bestowed by Mother Divine, yet once we truly see the Cosmic ecosystem at work, and align ourselves with it and its constituents here on earth, nothing else can come close in terms of satisfying our hearts and minds.
Such a perfume then quietly permeates the minds of all, seducing us in the direction of our Cosmic nature. This is the other, silent global pandemic at work now, one of rising consciousness; alignment with Divinity, relentlessly exposing the full spectrum of miracles within each of us.:-)
~All Glory to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, all of the Saints, and all of the well meaning souls of this world! ~