Archive for July, 2015

Renewing Your Mind: More Than You Can Imagine

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

How much do you really expect in life? Too often, we limit our expectations by limiting our thoughts about what’s possible. As someone who writes regularly about miracles, I’ve learned that anything is truly possible when our Creator (God) is involved, and that sometimes we’ll encounter situations in life that are beyond what we could have imagined happening if we had tried to predict the future ourselves.

Lately, I’ve been writing a series of miracle prayers for various types of needs, and I’ll continue to post new ones. In the process, I’ve been thinking about how vitally important it is for us to remind ourselves regularly that there is a power beyond us — God — and he can do far more in our lives than we can ever imagine. So while our minds are wonderful and capable of many brilliant endeavors, we can’t limit our expectations in life to what we can imagine or understand with our minds. Miracles do happen, and you never know when to expect one!



Renewing Your Mind: Lucid Dreaming

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Have you ever been aware that you were dreaming while you were still asleep? Lucid dreams — those that we realize we’re having while we’re having them — present incredible opportunities to use our minds to control the course of our dreams. By doing so, we can understand people and situations better, solve problems, develop new ideas, and more.

The times when I’ve best been able to dream lucidly have happened just after I’ve woken up abruptly from a dream in progress — such as when my alarm clock buzzes while I’m still in the middle of a dream. If the dream is about something that I’d like to learn more about (and if I have the time to go back to sleep for a while), I focus my mind on the details I can remember from the dream and pray that I can return to it. Usually, I do return, and when I do I’m lucid.

For example, I recently dreamed about a conversation with some friends about our children and wondered what we all say next when my alarm went off just as one of my friends was speaking. That particular morning I had the benefit of some extra time, so I reset my alarm for a bit later, focused on the dream I’d just had, said a prayer, and drifted back to sleep. Then, in the dream, I intentionally asked the friend who had been speaking when my alarm went off some questions to help me understand her point of view better. As the conversation continued in the dream, I turned it in the direction I wanted it to go so I could figure out the parenting issues we had been discussing. When I woke up, I was wiser!

What lucid dream have you experienced lately? What did you learn from it? If you have a story to share about how God or his angels have sent you a message through a lucid dream, please consider sending it in for me to post on the site in the angel stories or miracle stories categories.



Renewing Your Mind: Connections with Your Body and Spirit

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

All the research I’ve been doing lately into angel essential oils has taught me a lot about how energy transfers in fascinating ways between mental, physical, and spiritual forms.

I have to admit that, before I knew much about how essential oils (physical substances) work in meditation (a mental process) and prayer (a spiritual process), the whole practice of using oils to communicate with angels seemed silly to me. But now that I know about how energy vibrations work as they travel through the universe, it makes sense.

Our minds are inextricably connected to our bodies and spirits. How have you seen those connections at work in your own life lately?



Renewing Your Mind: Breaking Free with Archangel Raphael

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Nothing can hold us back more in life than unhealthy thoughts. But healthy thoughts empower us to soar toward fulfilling our highest potential.

Thankfully, Archangel Raphael — God’s top healing angel — is a powerful source of help for renewing our minds. While researching how four archangels are associated with Earth’s four natural elements, I discovered that Raphael is the angel of air. This wonderful angel helps us break free of burdens (such as unhealthy thought patterns) so we can soar toward fulfilling God’s purposes for our lives.

Looking back on my own life, I’m grateful for how God and his messengers (like Raphael) have helped me learn how to break free of the burden of worry. The more I replace worrisome thoughts in my mind by healthy thoughts about why I can trust God no matter what, the more free I become to fly — experiencing the best life and becoming the best person I can be.

What about you? If God has helped you renew your mind (through one of his angels, or in another way), I’d love to read your story and post it on the Angels and Miracles site to encourage others.



Renewing Your Mind: Enlightenment

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

I’ve recently visited two national parks — Acadia National Park in Maine, USA and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside in Nova Scotia, Canada — as part of my research for upcoming articles. What I’ve learned about light in these amazing parks is incredible. Since both Acadia and Kejimkujik are located so far east on the North American continent, many people visit the parks to see the first light rays of the sun hit the continent during morning sunrises. Pilgrimages to the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia to see sunrises are especially popular. Since both parks also take significant precautions against artificial light pollution at night, their dark skies are excellent places to see the light of stars at night.

When you renew your mind, you seek enlightenment — a term that comes from the concept of light as inspiration. Light symbolizes inspiration in many different ways, and angels work with light rays to send their energy from heaven to earth.

How have you experienced enlightenment in your mind lately?