Sep 20

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The Miracle Challenge – day #6

Can I be honest?  I wasn’t sure how well this challenge would work.

I mean, I know how transformational writing The Miracle Journal has been to me over the past nine months and what a difference it has made in my life.  But I wasn’t sure that inviting other people to do the same thing would really make any difference for them.

Please forgive me for that bit of arrogance and lack of insight.  Because I am absolutely astounded by the insights and beauty that I see unfolding here, even in just six days.

Yesterday Susan M discovered that by being mindful, she could alter her own behavior and still be satisfied.

William realized that he was looking at the surface of an issue and that perhaps his personal journey lays somewhere deeper.  As he said, he’s experiencing a “deepening of the question.”

LMVL wrote the words that show me that this process really DOES work: “I’m coming to believe my inability to open myself and let go and trust is a deep root of my feeling ‘not good or worthy enough’. This honesty mirror/self talk isn’t always showing me happy rainbow-like miracles, but it’s giving me a vehicle to break down some walls and see the truth.”

What I love is that everyone is doing the Miracle Challenge at their own place and at their own pace.

Thank you for being here.  For me, the fact that you’re showing up here each day and participating is a Miracle beyond words.  I’m so grateful to be sharing this experience with you.

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Dela

    On the weekend it was our first aniiversary! lol yay does that count as a miracle! hahaha…

  2. Dela

    As we were away I got some really nice quiet time in the mountains and in those moments I felt love for my new family….it was quiet, it waas real, and I missed my stepson…

  3. Dela

    With the extra time I have in the morning since having to change my work schedule aroun that of our boy challenged with ASD, I have had extra time to allow him 20 minutes to try his newly deveolping skills of dressing himself! he is now getting his own toes in his own socks!

  4. Dela

    Today I am realizing the how my feelings towards my new family has colored how I hold my heart at a very good arms lenght away…and it is funny that a small autisic boy who doesnt like to be touched much is teaching me so many things

  5. William

    Last night I was with some friends who were talking about their breakup. I felt there was some dishonesty and malice. It bothered me so much that I felt nauseated and icky throughout my body. What I noticed, though, was that even with those feelings in my body, I’m still connected to this kind of wholeness and joy and beauty – both can be there at the same time. While I spend most of the time with my attention primarily in the icky feelings, I see the potential to develop my ability to feel the wholeness and the well-being to a place where that’s the predominant feeling in any circumstance. I think that’s what I’m really after.

  6. Loretta Stride

    My miracle today is that I realize that “being creative” doesn’t have to mean “Creating Specific Artwork”. I have always known I can be creative in all that I do, but working in Mass means no studio time. I have created a space of creativity in my new office and have set up paints and paper in my new dining room. I am attacking my new projects with as much creative thought as possible and my fellow office-mates are meeting my challenge by helping me spruce up the place!

  7. Leah Carey

    Tonight I’m working on doing some website work that just came in…which will earn me some unexpected money! So there’s a miracle! 🙂

  8. Susan M

    I found SARK again today. She is amazing! I showed one of her books to a friend. Opened page to instructions for “How to Really Live”. The first tip was “Live Juicy”.
    I LOVE IT. Juicy! That tickled me inside. I thought about it the rest of the day. “Am I being juicy right now?” Ahhhhhhh!

  9. TR

    When I sat down to think about what my miracle today was, nothing seemed to stand out. Then I realized the fact that I was still participating in this challenge, as well as working on my self-worth exercises daily is a miracle. Normally, I can only maintain a commitment to healing and self-love for a handful of days before something happens which makes for a good excuse to put it all off for a day. Then it so difficult to muster up the drive to pick it back up again the next day and the next, until all the progress was lost in a blah mess. So good bye excuses and here’s to making it on to day 7 tomorrow!

  10. Karen McCrocklin

    My miracle today is that I have practiced patience by refraining from throwing my computer on the ground and un-installing Facebook. And that’s as good as it gets I’m afraid.

  11. LMVL

    @ Susan M – I LOVE SARK! Always have. She’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Some of her poems and words are ingrained in my memory as deeply as my own name. Enjoy!

    @ TR – I know EXACTLY what you mean and I experience this oh so often myself. Here’s to still being here! Pats on the back all around! =)

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