Overcoming adversity is just one of the miracles many of us are constantly seeking. Whether you’ve survived an abusive relationship or have been forced to file bankruptcy, these challenges can become strengths. I’ve contributed to two books about finding the gifts in adversity and getting through very dark times with ease. The first is Breaking Through: Getting Past the Stuck Points in Your Life and the second is Thank God I: Stories of Inspiration for Every Situation.
Both of these books are focused on finding the gratitude in adversity. For example, my chapter in the second book is called, “Thank God My Dad Died When I Was Six and I Became an Abused Stepchild and Wife.” While this time in my life was difficult and often overwhelming, I recognize that the lessons I learned from this experience helped me grow and become the strong woman that I am today.
I’d like to share this quote with you that sums up this message:
“The things we overcome in life really become our strengths.” Anne Bancroft
I have no regrets about my life even though it was very difficult. I’ve found the gifts and the lessons have helped me learn and grow. I’d never want to go back and experience that time in my life again, but I know that what happened to me happened for a reason. In fact, when I look back now, I can see all the miracles that occurred to help bring me to where I am today.
The Universe is always present like the conductor of an orchestra bringing everything together in our lives and setting the stage for us to create a beautiful masterpiece. Most of the time, we are simply too distracted to even notice it. As you begin to search for the miracles in your life, let me ask you to reflect:
- Where are the miracles occurring in your life?
- How often do you simply brush them off as a coincidence?
- What would happen if you actually looked at these experiences as miracles?
- If you recognized the Miracles in your life, would you be able to create more of them?
I believe that we are divine beings and each of us has come here for a divine purpose. We’ve simply lost touch with what that purpose is and who we are. Therefore, our sacred journey here on Earth is to discover that purpose so we can do what we came here to do with ease, joy, and fun. At this point in my life, I say if it isn’t fun, I’m not going to do it!
However, the process of waking up often includes lots of adversity. The secret is to remain awake and present in every situation is simple. Ask yourself, “Okay, what’s the message here and what’s the gift?”
Once you are awake, you can begin to ask for miracles, and your life will begin to flow. We have seen these messages all our life, but we have simply forgotten. How many times have you heard or read these words?
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Here is an exercise. It will not only help remind you of the miracles that have happened in your life, as well as how to manifest more miracles. There are three steps and this will take about 20 minutes.
Step 1: Write down the major events that occurred during the past decades. So ages 0-10, 10-20, etc. Include the theme for each one.
Step 2: Do you see the synchronistic events that occurred in each decade? Look for the gifts in adversity and for the miracles and the magic that occurred back stage. By doing this, you will begin to connect the dots.
Step 3: Create a vision for what the next decade or two is going to look like.
This is a magnificent way to you let the Universe, your conductor, know exactly what beautiful masterpiece you have in mind for your life. And remember, you are both the composer and the musician, so create beautiful music and enjoy! It’s time live a life of miracles.
Katana Abbott, CFP® is a Life and Legacy Wealth Coach, founder and CEO of the Smart Women Companies® and Midlife Millionaires®. She is the creator of The Six Pillars of Awakened Prosperity™, the proven step-by-step process that shows you exactly how to create wealth, make a difference and live the life you love. Click the link below to get your F.R.E.E. Video Course and receive her weekly money, mindset and manifesting articles on attracting more wealth, joy and ease into your life!