I've encountered many things that defied the laws of physics (as we know them, I should add). I’ve also done some things that defied the laws of physics.
You may have heard the story of the bumblebee whose tiny little wings are way too small for its weight, so it shouldn’t be able to fly. But because no one has told the bumblebee that it can’t fly, it does fly anyway.
Here’s something very weird I experienced as a child (and amazingly, my ex-husband told me he had the exact same experience when he was little).
I was maybe five or six years old and had just learned to swim. One time, I was practicing to swim under water… so I swam and swam and swam and swam… until I realized I was actually breathing! Under water!
The second that realization hit home, I started choking and came up to the surface gasping for air. After that, I was never able to repeat the experience.
My ex-husband says he had the exact same experience. I would really like to hear if other people have had it too, most likely as a young child.
I’m convinced that the whole point of Jesus’s teachings in the New Testament was to show people that they, too, could perform miracles the way he could. He (rather unsuccessfully) tried to teach the disciples and scolded them that if only they had “the faith of a mustard seed,” they would be able to move mountains.
He clearly says in the Bible, “ I tell you for certain that if you have faith in me, you will do the same things I am doing. You will do even greater things, now that I am going back to the Father.”
Problem is, people were too pig-headed to understand what he was saying. So instead of emulating him, they worshipped him… and now everyone thinks that miracles happened 2,000 years ago but no more.
That is totally incorrect. Our minds are incredibly powerful if we can only believe they are. What we consider to be our “reality” is much less solid than we think it is.
Back in Sedona, I had ample time to hone my ability to visualize, focus, and concentrate. For a while, I worked part-time in a small jewelry store. I was all by myself there, so there was nobody to step in for me when I wanted to go outside and have a cigarette.
I was only allowed to smoke when no customers were in the store, so I used my focus to make sure that was the case. (Sorry, Fred and Steve!)
Whenever I wanted a smoke, I’d visualize a gray fog obfuscating the store entrance so that tourists would pass by without noticing it. When I was finished with my cigarette, I’d remove the fog.
It worked every time, even in peak tourist season when the town was crowded and tourists would swarm into every store on the street. As soon as I removed the fog, the tourists would suddenly “see” the store and pour in.
Another time, I was taking a cross-country trip with my then-boyfriend (and future husband), K. It was winter and we had no heat in the car. In Sedona, that was no big deal; in Ohio, it was.
We were huddling in the car dressed in parkas, hats, and mittens; I was covered with an additional blanket, and it was still ice cold. A jug of drinking water we had in the car was frozen solid. But the worst was that our windshield was covered with ice, with no way to remove it, so K. was driving more or less blind.
I focused on a spot on the windshield that was eye-level for him and willed it to thaw, become ice-free so that K. was going to be able to drive. And it worked. The entire windshield stayed covered with a thick layer of ice, except for that one small spot that miraculously thawed and stayed open as long as I concentrated on it.
I don’t often talk about these things because people think I’m crazy when I do, but I am convinced everyone could do stuff like this if they were just able to believe they could.