What distinguishes miracles from psychic abilities, or magickal practices, is the dependency of miracles on divine agency or order. Saints, tzadek, prophets, gurus, buddhas, avatars are some people thought to be more involved in miracles and miracle working. Some form of miracle making person has been involved in almost every culture, if not every one.
In my experience, there are patterns in the world that have their origin in events that occurred before the rise of the human domain. Somehow talk to all the shades and meanings of the universe, seen and unseen. Other life forms set up a rhythm that we were born into, and these still affect us. In my experience, miracles aren’t favoritism. They aren’t personal favors at all. I have seen nothing to make me believe that anyone is especially favoured. This wisdom is available to everyone who listens.
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” C.S. Lewis (British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963)
“I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.” Peggy Noonan (American Journalist, Author and Political analyst, b.1950)
What are miracles? My first thought on that was about other people calling it a miracle, that thing that is not supposed to happen, out of the ordinary, and divinely stimulated or brought into being. My real feeling about this is everything is a miracle, and not all, or if any of it, is explainable. We think we can explain things. An event with no cause that is earthly or determined by the laws of physics. Unexplainable. My own studies involved the subject of miracles and spiritual intervention before I diverged into the other things. Miracles differ from other practices… Seek More
There is a concept. It’s called Little’s Law. It is an assessment of life experience as compared to the events we would consider personally powerful and significant. I will have to paraphrase to summarize. Working with the criteria of miracles as being highly unlikely and personally significant events, then given a sort of law of averages, you should experience one about every 35 days. What do you think of that? I’m guessing that would include items of synchronicity? Yes. It would be the pace of synchronicity, but in my case it’s not that rare. My research into my own condition… Seek More
Without having the traditional notion of a deity or god (that the more traditional definition of miracle uses), is there a causative agent of a miracle? I would say always, because everything is coincidence. Everything coincides and follows a metaphor. Every aspect of human thought follows metaphor and one triggers another by association. Events create other events by virtue of what the current event is not. There is a concept called an isomorphic algorithm. Basically, whenever you take up any resource by action on it, performing any action at all, you create a condition around the activity you didn’t choose… Seek More
For me, god is life. I have not experienced a single sovereign god. I experience multiple gods, though I don’t like the term god. It’s too hierarchical. e ulu e ulu, kini o ke akua. kini = innumerable number of “gods”. Only akua is not God. In the old usages; akua (best we can decipher today) translates as a = at the place of / kua = base of, or a spine, or a source / e ulu = is beseeching nurturing, growing. Developing love for the divinities and the divine as a community. I find in my own explorations, I… Seek More