What is a Miracle?

The word “miracle” seems to be popping up more and more often these days. Miracles, co-creating miracles, Miracle Matrix, real Magic-Real Miracles, and even a ‘Creating Miracles’ Beauty Salon can all be found on the internet. Is it just one of the new metaphysical buzz words or is there a more profound shift taking place? I believe it is both. If you are familiar with my writings then you know that the word “paradox” fits very comfortably into my belief system.

An Unnatural Intervention, or a Law of Nature?

By some definitions, a miracle is an unnatural phenomenon, not fully explainable by known “laws” of nature. Many believe a miracle to be an act by some supernatural entity or unknown, outside force. According to Wikipedia: “A miracle is a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature, such that can be attempted to be explained by divine intervention.”

However, Saint Augustine, a 5th century Christian philosopher, believed that “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” Think about and absorb that for a moment….. “contrary to what we know about nature.”

Is it possible that Saint Augustine had a deeper understanding of our cosmic connection to all things? It seems that St. Augustine understood clearly that when we are in harmony with the laws of nature and the Universe we can become miracle workers.

For many personal reasons I’m going with St Augustine. I believe that Miracles are profound and, when they are tapped into, miracles are a natural occurrence – a result of our understanding and living within the laws of nature.