I have a cool new contractor doing some work for me. Yesterday, she cautioned me not to expect too much. I replied, “I don’t expect miracles. But I believe in them.” Reflecting further, I realized that not only do I believe in miracles, but in a broader sense, I do expect them. In my experience, expecting miracles has a funny way of bringing them about. Call it law of attraction. Call it being conscious. Call it airy-fairy. I don’t care. No need to analyze. The point is, miracles are manifesting all the time. And the more, the better. Francesco Marino To cultivate MIRACLES, I suggest the following:

1. Expect Them. Einstein said, There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Why not embrace the latter?

Think of some miracles that you have witnessed or experienced. Remember a big one. A spontaneous recovery. A health baby being born. A job offer just in time. Now think of something relatively commonplace. Like a free sandwich when you forgot your wallet at home. Or running into just the person you needed to see. Any little thing that inexplicably went your way. Bask in the awe of that. Realize miracles are abundant.

2. Invite Them. Once you believe in miracles, welcome them into your life.  Go ahead and ask for them. You don’t have to “pray.” Just throw it out to the Universe in your own way. Silently, out-loud, in a journal…whatever works for you. Be specific to a situation if possible, as in “send me a sign to guide me through this dilemma,” or visualize the outcome you desire, no matter how impossible it may seem.

3. Notice Them. Whether you are aware of it or not, the Universe is conspiring with you all the time. Take note of the miracles that occur in your life daily, from the tiny to the epic. Then, take it a step further and acknowledge all the miracles that have touched you–directly and indirectly. Trust that the Universe is supporting you continually in myriad ways, seen and unseen.

4. Appreciate Them. The next time you think, “Wow. I can’t believe how well that worked out,” why not use your manners and say thank you? To whom or what is up to you—  Source, the Universe, the Divine, Goddess(es), God(s), Angels, the Creator, the great and powerful OZ— Just send a big whopping vibe of gratitude out into the ether. Trust that it was no accident and feel that miracle like the biggest hug ever. Be grateful for the support and soak it up. As you appreciate the miracles at work in your life, they keep rolling in.

What do you think? Are you willing to give it a try? Or is that expecting a miracle?