A miracle isn’t a host of angels appearing with flashing neon signs signaling your next ginormous spiritual expansion.  Not that it can’t be I suppose.  Usually it isn’t.

The change in how we see an event, a person, ourselves or our world is the real miracle.

And as Marcus Aurelius said so beautifully, everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. 

So how about taking the time to recognize those every day, ordinary miracles that occur in your world.  Little miracles that might actually be the signal of your spiritual expansion, or your new ability to view your world and your life with a little more love.

If we can just begin to see a relationship through different eyes, or the experience we just had that didn’t feel so good, in a different light, we could have new thoughts and experience new feelings about it.  A miracle has occurred.

Looking at life through the eyes of love can be hard.  And yet it’s the core of who you really are.  You are a spiritual being, totally and absolutely.

Change Can Be Hard.

Did someone ever say that?  If not they blooming should.

Remember the Emile Coue affirmation?  Well it’s still alive and well in my world:  the challenge is it calls out to me on a daily basis, asking me to step up to the plate and actually BE better and better every day in every way.  I’m experimenting with my life.  And it don’t come easy.

What happens?  Stuff shows up.  Some stuff that appears to be beneficial and sometimes stuff occurs that knocks the wind out of our sails and leaves us reeling, wondering where in the heck it came from.

I can tell you where it comes from.  From us.  It’s a reflection of our vibration of feeling and in my case affirming and feeling every day that I am better and better in every way means that the things where I would like to be better show up, maybe courtesy of someone else, maybe an event occurred, and maybe just an aha, showing me those places where I’m miles away from being better and better.

And the same is true in your world.  Your consciousness of being is revealed to you daily through the events and experiences you have.

None of it is intended to hurt us.  Just to reveal who we’re being.  To get us to look for those everyday ordinary miracles, giving us the chance to change our perspective.

How Consciousness Works.

CONSCIOUSNESS STICKmanThis is how it’s working, for you and for me.  Nothing is happening in our life, in our world without consciousness operating.

We have the choice to accept or reject any idea we might have.  It’s important to remember that no one and no circumstance can make us think thoughts and ideas we don’t want, that don’t feel good…that don’t light our way.  It’s up to us.  Are we going to entertain thoughts that leave us feeling sad and hurt or bewildered and angry?

Or are we going to say…no thanks…not in my world and then release them.

Perception Is Everything.

There’s a children’s book in  ‘A Little Zen for Little Ones’ series and it’s called ‘Maybe’.  It’s based on the old Zen tale about the farmer and it relates perfectly to our consciousness and how it’s at work in our life, in our world.

D.B. Rhoomes – Examiner.com in his review of the book series says it sooo much better than I could:

“This book series embraces several Zen concepts of living, in which the author hopes to inspire his readers to ‘consider life in a different perspective’. Important life values are highlighted in each story, such as enjoy each moment of your life, do something nice without expecting a reward, let go of bad experiences, dwell on the positive and not the negative. These books, intended for little ones ages 5 to 8, put into perspective long lasting and impressionable life lessons that even adults still struggle with today. Make a note to collect these books for your kids’ must-read collection.”

AND they really are great for grown up kids too.  Because we all know we have our moments, the times when our inner kid shows up and behaves in a way that’s less than pretty.



Seeing something with more love,  the way you view your body,  the way you think about yourself, the way you see someone in your world, the way you accept lack and limitation.  Just a little love can bring huge changes.

Seize The Opportunity

Crisis mode can give us a wonderful chance to start something new.  Everything is in flux, always.  Nothing is constant.  The law of constant change tells us that everything is always in the process of becoming something new.

Which means our lives are filled with opportunities to look upon every experience and every condition in our life with new eyes. Choose a new vision, a new path to walk.

Forgive Yourself And Others

It’s a bit hard to see miracles when we’re awash in thoughts of punishment…for ourselves or others.  So you screwed up royally.  Or someone behaved in a way that felt like a punch in the gut.  Give it up.  We might not always act in the most perfect way…but perfection lies at the core of our being.  It’s who we truly are…beings of love and perfection.

Getting into alignment with the truth of you allows everyday miracles to pop up in your world.

Take another look at the diagram above.  Our thoughts and feelings are what lead to our actions and results and as we become more aware of this we give up the powerlessness that lies behind our need to blame or feel shame or guilt.

Reclaiming our power allows us to let go and move on and to ask how would I think and feel about this situation if I just brought a little love to it?

What about you?

Are you ready to take a look at your life and see where you can change your perspective?

Are you willing to share with us how looking through the eyes of love has or could bring that miracle right into your world.

Your thoughts and insights and experiences help us all.  We’re excited to hear from you.

Thank you, as always, for reading, and sharing yourself in our beautiful community.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Oh, I particularly like this one! Even a quote from Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher
    Emperor! It is all perspective, isn’t it? Well done, Elle!

    • Elle

      Nice to see you again Dore…and you’re so right…it is all perspective. Maybe the quote should be change your perspective and change your life. πŸ™‚

  2. Love this book idea – “A Little Zen for Little Ones’ Great way to get the little guys to start thinking in a more peaceful, loving way. Thanks for the great post, Elle!

    • Elle

      Isn’t it a great idea Cathy. Someone was smart enough to take those old Zen fables and translate them for children…I know that ours are especially fond of ‘Maybe’. πŸ™‚

  3. Elle,
    I was stuck in a bad place the other day. I couldn’t get myself out no matter what I tried. I didn’t shift my perception until I couldn’t stand my misery anymore. Augh! I was frustrated it took me so long. Then I had to forgive myself.

    ” Seeing something with more love…” this is what I could have done!

    • Elle

      I know that feeling exactly Tess. There are times when I say to myself how did that get into my consciousness…and it isn’t always easy to see things with more love when we’re stuck in a ‘wormhole’. πŸ™‚

  4. For thousands of years now into the present day, there are so many stories and poems and quotes and science research that tell us we are key participants in creating the reality that we perceive. We think it’s “out there” but it begins and ends “in here.” Why don’t we claim that power to choose, to see, as Einstein said, everything as a miracle? Perhaps it starts with something as simple as your spam check box–encouraging one another! That’s what you do with every post.

    • Elle

      Thanks Galen for your insight and your kind words. Funnily enough even for those of us who’ve been practicing these principles a long time, and are absolutely convinced it begins and ends with us…we can still get caught up in the stuff of life. Or is that just me? But, like you I believe if we can be as encouraging as possible, whilst keeping on our own path…we can stay in the flow of manifesting everyday miracles a bit longer. πŸ™‚ The more the merrier I say.

  5. Elle,

    I am laughing, because I just got done reading Jodi’s blog post, and you and she must have conspired somehow on some level to write about such a similar topic, yet with your own unique takes on it! My favorite takeaway from yours was this neat passage: “Crisis mode can give us a wonderful chance to start something new. Everything is in flux, always. Nothing is constant. The law of constant change tells us that everything is always in the process of becoming something new.” What an awesome and true observation! Thanks for your inspiration and insight! πŸ™‚

    • Elle

      I think so many of us are most definitely on the same page Victor…as our experiences attest to. And as we share with one another, we’re supporting and encouraging everyone to keep on keeping on. And as always you are such an encouragement to me, for which I’m truly grateful. πŸ™‚

  6. Odd that I should see this post today (I’ve missed connecting, obviously) and – i am thrilled to see that yet again, we’re on the same page. My U post is about Universe Unfolds – and is briefly along the same lines. I completely believe we can manifest what we want. πŸ™‚ That’s why happiness is my favorite DIY project. Right now, I am living the results of opening up to the Universe, soliciting abundance.

    Hugs! Vidya

    • Elle

      Once again we’re on the same page Vidya…I’m so happy you’re living your latest manifested desire. Isn’t that wonderful how it happens. πŸ™‚

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