Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer, miracles, God, and the mysteries of the universe. Maybe it’s the Christmas season prompting such thoughts. Or maybe it’s because I’ve reached a point in life where I’m pondering the purpose of it all.
There is something to be said for magical and seemingly unexplainable moments, such as:
- Running into a person you haven’t seen in years, exactly at the moment you’re thinking of him or her.
- Having an idea, goal or dream, and suddenly a door of opportunity opens up for you in an unexpected way.
- Meeting a stranger by random chance who immediately feels like a long-lost friend, lover, or soul mate.
I imagine all sorts of little miracles going on behind the scenes of our lives. Some we see; some we don’t even know happened. Maybe it was the tree that fell in the middle of the road, which forced you to take a different route, which prevented you from getting into an accident. Or maybe it was being detained at work, which kept the tree from falling on your car in the first place.
Then there are the helpful people that come along just when we need them. A friend who mentions something in passing that leads you to an answer you’ve been searching for. A teacher or counselor who connects you with someone who helps you to achieve a goal.
Maybe it’s as simple as the neighbor who shovels your driveway, knowing you’re not up to the task. Or it could be as complex as someone who protected you from harm or even saved your life.
Think about all the times when you have been that helpful person.
I have a theory about these things. I believe there are angels and guides watching over us. I also believe that we are each other’s angels right here on earth.
I’m not religious, but I believe in a higher power, or intelligence, that governs our universe. And I don’t believe it can possibly handle all of the day-to-day prayers, wishes, hopes, dreams, traumas, problems, and goals of each human being on earth. It must have helpers. Perhaps some of these are celestial beings; perhaps some are those of us right here on earth.
It’s the ultimate in divine delegating. Kind of like a CEO of a large corporation who has a hierarchy of managers working under him or her to get things done.
When it comes to helpers, either being one or needing one, prayer is essential. It alerts the powers-that-be to a problem or situation that needs immediate attention. Prayer also sends positive energy out into the universe.
The human mind cannot fully explain the endless mysteries of the universe, nor does it need to. This is where faith comes in. To have faith is to believe that something greater than us is looking out for us, even if we don’t know exactly what that something is.
Every day we can be open to the possibility of a miracle.
Every day we can send our gratitude and thoughts of others’ well-being out into the universe through prayer.
Every day we have the chance to be somebody’s angel.
How awesome is that?