Miracles are waiting to happen, when we are open and willing to do our part in allowing the Universe to answer our prayers. And if you’ve ever experienced miracles, you know the ecstatic joy of that instant when everything comes together to fulfill your heartfelt desires.
I’ve been blessed with many miracles in my life… which, frankly, is why I am still here. And as an energy practitioner- or Light worker, as I am known in spiritual realms- I am fortunate to witness miracles happening to others who are opening up to the wonders of the Universe and their own amazing and Divine abilities. But I was not expecting my birthday to begin a strange set of circumstances that, to this very moment, are still a mystery with miraculous results.
When my feet hit the floor on the first day of my sixtieth year, I felt an odd twinge in my left ankle. “Oh boy… something’s amiss,” I thought, but proceeded to pack for our trip to Greenville- my husband’s loving offer in response to my insisting on a private celebration. I felt the need to “go inward” and be quiet. I ignored the nagging discomfort of my foot while I paced back and forth from closet to suitcase, and was thankful that putting on high instep shoes assuaged my odd gait. I kept suppressing the idea that something might be physically wrong. After all, I knew that obstructions in walking carried meaningful implications symbolizing hesitance to move forward on life’s path. And, yes, of late I had pondered about where else I wanted to go in my life, given my entry into the next decade. Sixty is a different feel compared to former years. It’s bigger and deeper.
The gloom of the rainy morning gave way to bright clear skies, and our leisurely walk through historic downtown was delightful. Just the perfect kind of day to celebrate life. I gingerly handled the steps on our sojourn, but the pain began to surface, slowly and inevitably. By the time we returned home, I knew that I had to see a doctor. My orthopedic’s odd expression as she carefully examined the xray of my ankle matched my own look of confusion. A perfect triangle of white crisscrossed the foot bone, near the juncture of my leg. I was told that an MRI was needed to get a clearer picture- that the protocol of what to do next depended upon seeing a 3D image to determine the extent of damage to the bone. There had been no injury- nothing physical to warrant the surreal image on the film staring back at me. This makes absolutely no sense, I reasoned. And because I know spiritual roots underly all things, the thought occurred to me that Spirit was definitely causing me to slow down (not an option that I normal gift myself). My inner prompting to go inward was manifesting in the physical. By the time I gingerly walked out of the doctor’s office, the pain was excruciating; I had no choice but to land on the couch, get totally off my feet, and be still.
I owe a tremendous gratitude to my spiritual sisters- all powerful healers in their own right- who sent healing Light to me that night. I opened to the Higher Powers, relinquished control and asked for help. I asked for whatever guidance I might need to clear all discordant energies- past, present and future- so that I could enjoy perfect health and wellbeing. I gave up any idea of how my life was ‘supposed’ to look, totally surrendering to the moment. And to my delight, when I awoke the next day, all of the pain was gone! Thrilled beyond belief, I prayed with heartfelt gratitude for my loving friends who willingly came through in my hour of need and to God for answering my prayers. I walked without a hitch. My husband couldn’t believe his eyes when I happily sauntered out of the house, eager to do yardwork. We planted our garden together and I continued to stoop and bend the entire day, without ever thinking about the painful ordeal that overcame me for three full days prior. My doctor called after reading the MRI results, and she insists that I wear my leg brace and stay off my feet for at least four weeks. Apparently a severe lesion on cartilage takes that long to heal. Releasing control and expectation, asking for help- both human and Divine, and being totally open to miracles, however, does not. In an instant, anything is possible.