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Sometimes things are amazing!

Submitted: April 02, 2018

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Submitted: April 02, 2018



I have never been one to indulge in blind faith.  I mean like when athletes or celebrities say, “Anything is possible if you believe.” 

Really?  Usually, I respond under my breath, “Grow a new arm!”  Of course, they can’t, but maybe they mean somehow someway it could happen, in the future with new technology.  I don’t know.  However, I did have an experience that got me wondering.  I was listening to the audiobook, The Secret, produced by Ronda Byrne.  In this book, she and few other authors of the like mind were making comments of believing and attracting what you believe into your life good or bad.

I was intrigued by the idea of just believing could make things happen.  I’ve always believed in God, He could make things happen according to his will.  But, by just believing we could twist the universe into a pretzel and make it according to our will?

So, as I drove up to my old radar site, where I was stationed in the air force to do some reminiscing, I listen to the audio tape wondering if it really worked.  I experimented with different things.  I thought, “Let me see something extraordinary.  And, low and behold I saw a half rainbow over Lake Huron coming out of a cloud and into another with a yellow hue behind the whole thing.  I rushed for my camera in my vehicle, but it was gone by the time I got back.  But oddly, I stood there nearly five minutes before turning away and it lingered. 

Next, I was leaving to go back home, and I didn’t want it to rain.  I don’t know why because it is no problem to drive in the rain.  It was threatened rain all the way home, but it never rained until I got home.  “Did I cause that?” I asked. “But how?” 

Those were two little experiments.  But, if I somehow caused or influenced the weather, that is pretty powerful stuff.  I have listened to the audiobook again and have seen online that it is a bunch of crap, but I still have a soft point in my heart for the book.  I guess it is because I want to believe.  I want to really believe in something.  To believe in magic as it were.  My wife said that faith comes in small steps.  Baby steps at first then bigger and bigger steps as your faith grows, but I’m always afraid I’ll be disappointed, and then I’ll lose all faith. 

Just to believe that I can make a difference in what I believe seems like a small thing.  That everything in this life doesn’t have to be "cause and effect."  To see the world wondrously, like a child again.

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