Miracle Worker in Mirror

 

                                                                                           Majid Ali, M.D

I believe in healing miracles but only those performed by individuals upon themselves. One can find an authentic miracle worker only in one’s own mirror. To date I have not seen any evidence that any person performed a miracle on anyone else.

The subject of miracles fascinates me endlessly. The title of one of my books is Healing, Miracles, and the Bite of the Gray Dog available at aliacademy.org

Consider the following words from The New York Times of April 3, 2014: “Yet despite our strongly felt kinship and oneness with nature, all the evidence suggests that nature doesn’t care one whit about us. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen without the slightest consideration for human inhabitants.”

The Times’ article was written by Alan Lightman, M.I.T physicist and author of “The Accidental Universe.” His position does seem reasonable at the first glance. Then I reached the following words of Wordsworth in the article: “In the other direction, nature is constantly given human qualities. Wordsworth wrote that “nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Mother Nature has comforted us in every culture on earth. In the 20th and 21st centuries, some environmentalists claimed that the entire earth is a single ecosystem, a “superorganism” in the language of Gaia.”

In the context of healing miracles, then, who is right, Lightman or Wordsworth? My unequivocal answer: Wordsworth. I resonate with the poet’s sense of the human condition. The poet does not deny the existence of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. He speaks of the matters of “the heart that loved her.” A heart that loves Nature does not suffer from head fixation about ‘tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions’.

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