The day I started reading May Cause Miracles, I was having an ego-centered day – and the star of the show was, as Gabby Bernstein calls it, future tripping. I couldn’t stop thinking about the future, how things were going to “become bigger,” and how I could get what I wanted and make my “dream future” happen. I knew the problem: I was getting in my own way. I took a deep breath and said, “Okay, spirit. Work through me. Help me get out of my own way.”
After work, I came home and did Tara Stiles’ yoga routine for Getting Out of Your Own Way. But the ego kept yelling in my ear, and I ignored the whisper of my inner guide. I decided a change of scenery might be nice and headed to a local vegan coffee shop to get some work done. Walking into the coffee shop, I saw familiar faces and it made me feel a bit more comfortable – a bit more at home in my own mind. After getting a decaf coffee and a raw food bar, I sat down to get some work done.
Then, I remembered that May Cause Miracles was awaiting my attention. I hesitated to open to the book. “I have so much work to do,” I said to myself. Then, a soft whisper inside of me said, “Just read it.” So, I did. I began reading the introduction and felt my energy subtly shifting, ever-so-slowly bringing me back home to my authentic truth.
Not even three pages into the introduction, an older man who was sitting next to me on the same bench slid over, propped his hand on my knee, and said hello. He asked me what I was doing and I told him that I was working on writing a self-help book review. He glanced down and saw the copy of A Course in Miracles placed in front of me on the table and said, “Oh, do I know that book. Phenomenal.” I told him how I was studying the course and he asked me if I’d ever heard of Gabrielle Bernstein. As I held May Cause Miracles in my hands, I literally felt my hands vibrate with energy. At that moment, I felt it; my energy was re-calibrated because the miracle had occurred.
“You are my miracle,” I said with tears in my eyes. “I have to tell you my ego was taking over today. I said a surrender prayer four hours ago and just opened Gabrielle’s latest book … and now, here you are. You are my miracle.”
He laughed, his eyes light up like stars, and we proceeded to talk for an hour about life and choosing love every day. The man told me that I was so fortunate to find Gabrielle’s work and the Course at 23-years-old. He encouraged me to keep fusing these principles into my blog, into my work as a nutritionist, and, most importantly, into my relationships. He lifted me higher and helped me realize that I already am a miracle worker. So, does this book cause miracles? You bet.