Book Reviews

May Cause Miracles

As I stepped into the library to head to my writing group, I saw it perched on a stand.  The glossy shine, inviting smile, but most of all, the title… it felt like an answer.  That morning, I had been praying for a miracle in my life… a way out of the inauthentic life I was leading.  I had recently started seeing multitudes of 1’s that I had learned were “angel numbers”…numbers inviting me to manifest my own future with my thoughts.  And I had just begun to start having more and more moments of synchronicity.  There was no wait for this book even though it was a best seller.  This was a another moment of synchronicity.  This book was meant for me in that exact moment 5 years ago and I knew it.

Have you ever had a book find you like that?  When that happens, you are bound to receive something that you deeply needed.  That being said, books are all about timing.  Therefore, I recommend this book but only when you are ready for it.

The Breakdown:

This is Gabby’s spin off of A Course of Miracles.  She gives you 40 days of meditations and exercises to do to heal from the past and change your mindset.  These exercises focus on releasing fear, practicing kindness and self-compassion, and opening yourself up to love through gratitude and forgiveness.  Each day builds upon the one before, moving you from awareness, to a willingness to change, to change itself.

What I like about this book:

  1. The weekly affirmations.  I recorded myself reading these in my phone, so I could listen to it each morning.  I return to them sometimes even now.
  2. I found real shifts happen to me as I did it.  For example, one day I noticed a large work truck had parked behind my car in the parking lot.  There were no workers around or a driver inside.  The truck was sitting there for 2 hours when I began to grow worried that I wouldn’t be able to get my car out when I needed to leave for Screen Shot 2020-04-26 at 7.02.33 PMmy appointment.  I noticed feelings of frustration, anger, and anxiety all coming up from this one trigger of helplessness.  The affirmation for the day was: “I believe in miracles”.  I was supposed to look for a miracle in my day.  So I recited it to myself and began to let go, really letting myself imagine the truck moving in time and I happily driving off into the sunshine.  I felt content and settled, okay with whatever the outcome may be, instead of frustrated and worried.  The truck literally pulled away just as I was picking up my keys to leave.  After that, I began to look for the little miracles in each day.

 

Fair Warning:

  1. You have to be able to devote daily time to it to make it worth it.  It is approximately 10 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night.
  2. She has some meditations online that you can use with it but you have to pay for those.  I did not need to use them.  But she has several free videos that can be helpful as well.
  3. There are several other books about A Course in Miracles, including the ACIA book itself, so this may not be helpful to those who have studied it before.

Finally, I recommend doing this book with others if you need accountability and motivation.  I am happy to meet with you one-on-one weekly to discuss or include in you in a small group of others who are practicing it.  Message me on Facebook or use the contact form from this website to contact me.

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