4. What is a miracle?

Miracles, Miss-Stories and Metaphysical Musings

“The miracles of Earth are the laws of Heaven.”  Johann Paul Richter

What is a miracle?

Firstly, I will give you the traditional definitions.

According to the dictionary, a miracle is:

  • An extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
  • An event considered as a work of God.

According to the Thesaurus, synonyms for “miracle” include:

  • marvel
  • phenomenon
  • wonder

Origin of the word “miracle”

Middle English: via Old French from Latin miraculum ‘object of wonder’, from mirari ‘to wonder’, from mirus ‘wonderful’.

From this word root, we get our current words “mirror”, “admire” and “mirage”.

My understanding of a miracle

For me, a miracle has nothing to do with a supernatural cause or an external divine agency.  That traditional definition indicates separatist thinking i.e. God is outside me and can cause things to happen in my life which I have no part in.  In the Science of Mind, we teach that God is Who and What I AM. I AM an emanation of God, a hologram of the Divine.

Therefore, according to my metaphysical understanding, a miracle is the earthly manifestation of an internal shift in consciousness.  When you and I change our minds and shift our attention in a heavenly direction, all things become possible and miracles abound.

Celebrating the miracle of global connection via technology.


Rev. Steph

Author: Rev. Stephanie Clarke

I am a speaker, an author and an ordained Interfaith Minister. My latest book is highly controversial and it is entitled: "The Sex Goddess: Debunking the Mythology of God & Sex." I offer life-coaching, Akashic readings, workshops and Sacred Ceremonies. Please visit my website for more info: www.TimelessTransitions.net

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