How to Live a Miraculous Life

You may have read the title of this article and thought, “Man, that sounds groovy—but it’s nothing but a pipe dream.” Many of us long for a life of happiness, balance and peace, but we don’t believe we can have it. But the great paradox is that our lack of faith in love and miracles is what blocks us from receiving love and miracles. Many of us have more faith in fear than we do in love and miracles.

If we want to live a miraculous life, we must raise the volume on the loving voice within us and turn down the volume on our fear.

The first step in choosing love over fear is to understand your fear. As a student of A Course in Miracles I learned to become the witness to my fear-based thoughts. Each time I felt fear set in, I’d take a deep breath, step outside of my thoughts and actions, and witness my behavior. By witnessing my fears I was able to see how delusional they actually were. For instance, early in my career I ran a public relations business. With every new client came a new opportunity to negotiate my monthly retainer. I hated negotiating. It made me feel anxious and jittery, and I’d lose my sense of calm. When I acknowledged my fears around negotiating for more money, I realized it was related to a belief I’d picked up that women shouldn’t ask for more. This was an outside projection the world had created, and I’d chosen to believe it. But when I got honest about my fear, I was able to see how this “lack” mentality had become a fear-based pattern in my mind.

Once you’ve gained clarity about your fears, the next step is willingness. A Course in Miracles says that the slightest willingness is all you need to receive the guidance to change. When we become open to let go of our fear, we open our heart, mind and energy to be guided to a new perspective. Willingness raises your consciousness of new possibilities and ignites what I call your ~ing (your inner guide). Your ~ing is the voice of love, your inspiration and your intuition. All you need is a little willingness to get your ~ing on and receive guidance to change.

This guidance will come in different forms: intuition, inspiration, and sometimes even through synchronicities. Often we can experience intuition as a strong inner knowing that offers us guidance of some form. Inspiration can be experienced as a feeling of flow and excitement that comes through in moments when our thoughts and actions are aligned with love. Then there are moments of synchronicity, which are really cool—like when you’re thinking about your mother and she calls or when you keep hearing about a new book and the next day it falls off the shelf in the store.

In my new book, May Cause Miracles, I emphasize three other key components to living a miraculous life: gratitude, forgiveness and love. The act of forgiveness is to the miracle worker as lettuce is to the raw foodie. Forgiveness guides us to cleanse ourselves of the old, junky fear and shines light on the darkness of our worries, doubts and suspicions. Rather than continuing to play the role of victim, we can forgive and be set free. With each choice to forgive, we shift our perception from fear to love.

Then comes gratitude. An emphasis on gratitude is the only attitude for the miracle worker. Living a grateful life creates more abundance, acceptance and appreciation. In order to transform your fears back to love, you must embrace a way of being that puts gratitude first.

Finally, there is love—the most crucial ingredient. A Course in Miracles teaches that the only thing missing in any situation is love, and where there is fear there is no love. Therefore, living with an open heart and embracing love as our true purpose is essential to living a miraculous life.


Experiencing Miracles

The payoff for sticking to these principles is that the more you choose forgiveness, gratitude and love, the more miracles you experience. If you’re wondering what I mean by “miracle,” it’s simple: a miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love. A miracle can be the moment you choose to forgive your ex-lover and let go of decades of resentment, or the moment you recognize that losing your job was not a tragedy but an opportunity to follow your true calling. Simply put, each moment you choose love over fear is a miracle. When you choose to perceive love over fear, life begins to flow. Your hang-ups subside and your life feels peaceful and guided.

As the New Year approaches, you may be thinking about the goals you want to achieve in 2013. Perhaps they’re specific and concrete, or perhaps you’re still figuring out what you want. Either way, I’m here to tell you that you can experience straight-up miraculous change next year—awesome shifts that you didn’t even know were possible.

How do I know this? Because my dedication to living this way has changed every area of my life. I’ve let go of addictions to romance, drugs, work, food—you name it. I’ve learned to choose forgiveness whenever resentment creeps into my mind. Fear of financial insecurity has lifted and my internal abundance, my zest for living a love-guided life, is reflected in external abundance. Today I see obstacles as opportunities and know that the Universe has my back. Most importantly, I feel a sense of certainty that there is a power greater than myself supporting my every move. My ~ing is on!

When you release your fears, you too will begin to raise your thoughts and therefore your energetic state. Your body is a molecular structure that is always vibrating energy. That energy is positive when your thoughts are positive and it is negative when your thoughts are negative. Our energy fields are like magnets; they attract their likeness. Therefore, if your energy is negative . . . guess what? You’re attracting negativity into your life. For instance, if you walk into a job interview thinking you’re not good enough for the position, you energetically exude insecurity and a sense of inadequacy. This energy is not attractive to the employer and you don’t get the job. In this instance, your thoughts informed your energy and your energy negatively affected your reality. The miracle-minded approach shows you how to shift your thoughts and energy, thereby attracting positivity into your life.

Want to achieve these groovy results? Join me on the journey of new perceptions! In May Cause Miracles, I outline a 40-day Guide of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change. Commit to a powerful journey inward and live a miraculous life. Instead of making the same old New Year’s resolution, think BIG. Choose to make 2013 the year in which you start living a life full of miracles. I’ll help you do it.

Order May Cause Miracles, today and receive Gabby’s Free course on How to Create What you want in 2013. Plus you’ll get guided meditations and the audiobook intro.

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  1. Amanda says: December 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Great post. There’s a ton I am ready to let go of and I’m ready to release a lot of the blocks my ego has built around me, making me believe it was protecting me.
    I am very much looking forward to your book! I pre-ordered it yesterday & enjoyed part 1 of the lecture. :) What were the songs you used during the meditations?

    1. Gabby says: December 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      amanda i’m so psyched you’ll be going on the May Cause Miracles journey with me!!! so much love to u. g

  2. Stephanie says: December 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Yes ! A Wonderful post ! I too am looking forward to letting go of my fears and embracing all that I deserve :). I have been practicing Positive thought and TM the past few months and have become more Grateful and Happier :). I want my family to learn from my experience and “join in”….especially my 2 little boys ! I want them to start Early :)
    I have pre ordered your book back in Nov. ( should I expect it soon ?). I cannot wait to read it.
    THANK YOU

    1. Gabby says: December 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      your whole family will greatly benefit from your spiritual path. blessings to you!

  3. Elisa Lionne says: December 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Yes! I’m right there with you Gabby! I feel like all the changes and shifts I experienced in 2012 where just the groundwork for what’s to come in 2013. I’m ready and willing to bust through the blocks and go big! I pre-ordered your books weeks ago and I’m so excited to go on the May Cause Miracles journey!
    Bring it on :D I expect miracles!
    Much love to you!

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      yay psyched for you to join me on the mcm journey! xoxo

  4. Clare Bowditch says: December 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Gabby,

    Your words contain such treasures!

    I have had ACIM sitting on my bookshelf since I was 18 years old, and that was the 90′s!. Thank you for inspiring me to make 2013 the year I commit to deeper learning and teaching of ACIM principles in all I do.

    I hope you got the CD I sent you and it added a little extra happy to your ~ing.

    Lots of love,

    Clare x o

    1. Gabby says: December 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      grab that book off the shelf sister!

  5. princess vuvu says: December 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for a great post! I am willing to have my self-loathing, judgements, and fear removed. That I may embody the sunlight of the spirit, connect with others and answer to the call. Today I choose love over fear and see myself as an equal to all living beings. Thank you for your guidance, Gabby, you are helping me live my truth. Can’t wait to see you at the SF May Cause Miracles lecture.
    Happy New Year!

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      happy new year!

  6. Clare Bowditch says: December 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Ps – I just pre-ordered and I’m so excited! Congratulations again on another book! That’s huge!

    Cb x

    1. Gabby says: December 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      awesome!!! woot!

  7. halcy says: December 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Love it! Keep up the great work Gabby!

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      xoxo

  8. Raq-C says: December 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Gabby,

    Thank you for being you & for inspiring me to focus on my TRUE CALLING in 2013! U are a true light in this world & I am working towards being that light with my non-profit organization for the Latin community! Ur blogs, vlogs & zest for life has helped me so much. I just had to show my gratitude towards you & your work! Keep shining girl, you are fulfilling your purpose indeed!

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      so much love to you!!! many blessings in 2013

  9. Ashlee Donohue says: December 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Hi Gabby, I thank you for your guidance, I first heard about you when I read an article about how you may be the next Oprah! I won’t lie it was the Oprah bit that got me reading … I am soooo glad I read that article because it guided me to you, and you then guided me to the ‘Course in Miracle’s which I am working my way through, I seem to pick it up when needed! You also guided me to Marianne Williamson, I read your book, then Marianne’s and now TCM … I also had the privilege of meeting you early this year in NYC, I was able to attend one of your group sessions which transformed my life! I thank you Gabby for your guidance and thought provoking messages! I look forward to reading your new book. Happy New Year, much love and light Ashlee xxx

  10. Stephanie Alaniz says: December 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    amazing post gabby! I can’t wait for Jan 1. I’m finishing up a return to love and just bought a course in miracles. I’m giving myself the whole year to read & study it.

    here’s to 2013!

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

      i can’t wait too!

  11. Rhonda says: December 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I have a LOT of cleaning up and clearing out to do this year and I’m really looking forward to your new book. I preordered it a few days ago and can hardly wait for its release. Thanks for the great post!

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

      so psyched you’re joining the miracle train!

  12. Walter DRiscoll says: December 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Gabby I’m looking forward to working with your new book. Your experience has truly benefited others, I know that these things do materialize if we work for them, thanks for the guidance and for bearing witness.

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      I hope MCM serves you greatly

  13. Mrs. Jen B says: December 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Can’t wait for my copy of your book to get here! Watched your two videos last night & listened to a couple interviews…I’m ready to crack myself open to more love this year. Thank you so much for all you do.

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      bless you sister

  14. Danielle says: December 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Gabby what a beautiful message. I preordered May Cause Miracles and just cannot wait for it to arrive. I am so ready to make a major shift in my life and thinking in 2013 and I truly believe that this is the year for change. I feel so blessed to have discovered your message and can’t wait to spread it :)

    1. Gabby says: December 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      I am sooo psyched for you all to have it!

  15. Bernadette says: December 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Nice message and I hope to get your new book tomorrow (great way to start out the year).
    Happy New Year. I know 2013 is going to be fabulous!

  16. Jen H says: January 5, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Thank you, Gabby, for your work. You are brilliant! I started reading and working through May Cause Miracles and I feel that this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing right now. I am so ready for this experience. I’m LOVING the book and where it’s taking me. I am signed up for the course as well and really looking forward to it.

  17. Karen says: January 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I am listening for the mailman now, hoping he is bringing your book to me today!! I can’t wait. I have already made subtle shifts in my life and am looking forward to more in 2013! I thank you for all your inspiration! Keep it coming to all of us who love you!

  18. Maja Wolnik says: January 6, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Thank-you for this post which inspired me to forgive today… Myself and my ex. It took me a year to do this! Thank you for guiding me towards love.

  19. Mandy Smith says: January 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for this post…I’ve got the forgiving down (I hope), but I need to work on the being grateful part, especially for the “bad” experiences. Thanks for reminding me of this :) Keep up the good work!

  20. wendi says: January 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Hi, i have committed to doing the ego eradicator meditation daily. Thank you for this. I feel like i am bring reminded constantly of things that i already know. That i am re-membering myself. I am grateful for you. I am grateful for this practice. Could you please tell me the 2nd song you played for the ego eradicator meditation? It had been playing in my head all morning. Sending love and light.

  21. J Owens @amazperspective says: January 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    What an articulate post, Gabby. I could truly feel and understand what you expressed as I read through each of your components to living a miraculous life. I notice when I’m more accepting, loving and in tune with my ~ing, that I attract miraculous and magnificent outcomes. I always feel at peace when I’m open and in tune with my ~ing, but the moment I entertain a negative thought or feeling, I immediately feel the shift. I’m just figuring out all of the fabulousness and joys of my higher self and higher power. I didn’t understand them before, but I can tell you, it has been and is such a wonderful journey. Anyhow, I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Katarina Thorsen says: January 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Gabby- Thank you for the wisdoms that so often appear and pull me up when I’ve fallen. I’m letting the tears flow these days- I am in a state of flux as I makes moves to leave a rewarding job working with youth-at-risk, but a job that has left me in deep deb. I acknowledge that staying in the job may have benevolent intentions (as I have changed the lives for so many youth), but the low wage reinforces my low self-esteem and my inability to value myself.

    Thank you for letting me see that. I lost my Dad (and best friend) before Xmas, but before he passed we managed to create our dream book together- http://katthorsen.wordpress.com/studio-roar/ . He never saw the book, but he is the book and now I’m working on allowing the miracle of loving myself and the process (and not sabotaging the journey with fear). I know the message of the book will be heard.

    My new life is becoming a life of creating books and focusing fully on my art, and indeed me. By connecting with your teachings, I feel guided, especially on days like today, where the grief and self-doubt feel insurmountable.

    Breathing in the love.
    HUGS
    Kat

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  24. Rupali says: September 11, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Hi Gabby i feel our Life is not always the same. It brings happiness as well as sadness. Sometimes life is very simple and at other times it’s very complicated. I think we should live our lives like kings and queens; then each day of our life will become extremely beautiful. Read more & share your thoughts on http://nectarofhappiness.com

  25. Gina sands says: March 12, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Hi there,

    Just bought Spirit junkie and was so excited to get started. Went on your site to do “witnessing meditation” and don’t see it. I will be really sad and completely disheartened if I was sent to this site to PURCHASE the audio version as I just bought your book. Please don’t tell me this is just another book made to make a buck and build a franchise, it will break my heart.

    Gina

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