Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Miracles, Ribbons and San Charbel

A couple weeks ago I went to Mexico City's basilica. It always strikes me how fervent Mexico is when it comes to asking Mother Mary for miracles. The basilica is built on the site of the Lady of Guadalupe's apparition to Juan Diego, an indigenous peasant who was probably the first Mexican saint (according to the church, I am sure there were plenty of spiritual people in pre-Colombian Latin America). I wonder if asking for miracles is a Catholic,  Latin or a human thing.

People pray for miracles when they feel powerless to exert any influence over their life. I would like to think of us as co-creators when it comes to shaping our lives and attracting happy coincidences, miracles and the like. This year I started reading A Course in Miracles on January 1st, a step by step guide to conditioning your mind so that you can see love instead of fear. So far, so good. 

It would be wonderful to work miracles ourselves, but I don't think we can (or need to) do it alone. Wanting that could even be more of an ego trip. I like asking for help with just about anything: finding a house, a job, adopting a dog, etc. My favorite are the archangels and they can point us in the right direction. They can also help us remove the blinders that keep us from seeing the answer. How many times have you looked for something only to discover that it was right under your nose? Selective blindness is one of our biggest hurdles.  

I prefer the angels but a lot of people reach out to saints, ascended masters and other guides. In Mexico, a Lebanese saint by the name of Charbel has become very popular thanks to the sheer volume of miracles that he has granted. When you walk into a church, his statue is covered with different colored ribbons for all of the favors that have been asked. When the problem is resolved, a white ribbon is added. You can hardly see the statue because of all the ribbons. Super colorful.

I'm half Lebanese, so Charbel's image has always been around. Here is a picture, if it resonates he could be a good one for you to reach out to. Meditate on it for a bit and see how it feels.




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