Guest Column: Miracles by Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, RN, CLNC, Assistant Editor

Credit: Willem de Kooning, Artist

What are miracles and what do they reveal?  Have you ever experienced a life changing event? Some call it a miracle. Miracles reveal themselves through  others and things we feel, observe, reflect on and choose to learn from.

St. Francis of Assisi, and many of the other saints like him, have shown us that he was a channel of a higher power, he took no credit, because that, in itself, is truly a miraculous state of being. He placed himself in an influence of high awareness, opening himself to the invisible force and transformed his own influence to that of what assists others to become healers, to walk in the path of grace. As a channel, you are a wondrous miracle, for many to embrace.

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us” ~ Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) Noble Peace Prize – Winning, Medical Missionary and Philosopher.

I am an avid reader, for those of you that do not know me. I try to read most anything of structure, anything about nature, why we are different, enlightenment – I want to understand the miracles of the human element. I want to understand what makes us, at times, disregard others, because it’s too painful to do anything but.

This is truly a year of cleansing for me, as I wander into these years of evolutionary wisdom that comes with age. The year to practice logic, to advance my understanding of the whys and the what’s and understand that it’s ok when people leave, some by choice, some through death, and some by a negative energy that I have learned to recognize through trial and error. But I am still learning. I will keep reading, listening and allow my voice to share.

I have learned that behaviors on the part of others tend to cause my dominating or submissive ego to react, because for every action there will be a reaction. I have learned whether I tend to more predominantly rely upon submissive or dominating behavior. But most important, I am recognizing the parts of egocentric thinking is never a reasonable mode of thinking, however “natural” it might feel.

I hope to reach a stage where I become skilled in identifying my own egocentric thoughts, and refuse to make use of the rationalizations I could easily concoct to justify them, when I have learned so much more about the miracles of life.

Miracles are a revelation, miracles are the change of seasons, miracles are the gift of life. We all witness miracles, we are all miracles as children, wonders and magical. We grow into the miracle of life, a truly beautiful experience to behold.

The miracles of the four seasons are the miracles of change, we invite you to embrace the change around you as each season in life passes.