Book (c) 2001 by Dr. Todd Michael (alias Michael Abrams), Reviewed by Dr. Denice Moffat
I have always been an advocate of mentoring.
Initially, it was hard to ask if someone would be my mentor, but as I’ve learned, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no,” so we now have a lot of power hitters on our mentoring team. When one of them recommends a book, we buy the book and read it.
One recommended book was by Dr. Michael Abrams (pen name) real name Dr. Todd Michael. My husband Michael and I took this book seriously. We made collages of each miracle summarizing the steps and choose pictures to key them into our minds. As you can see after reading the book, you can adapt it to any area of your life.
We sit and read our collages in the morning while we are drinking our coffee, visualizing and working the steps to make our lives a legacy of service.
It was a great book about the Universal Law of Cause and Effect specifically dealing with examining the bible passage Matthew 14: 13-23—the story of how Jesus fed 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes.
Here is the King James Version passage for your review:
- 14:13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: And when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
- 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was filled with pity toward them, and he healed their sick.
- 14:15 An when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, “This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.”
- 14:16 But Jesus said unto them, “They need not depart; Give ye them to eat.”
- 14:17 And they say unto him, “We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.”
- 14:18 He said, “Bring them hither to me.”
- 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
- 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: And they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
- 14:21 An they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
- 14:22 And straightaway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
- 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
So, how did he do that I wondered? Can WE actually make miracles happen? Well, in another passage Jesus said, “You can and do these things and greater still.” So, let’s get to it and apply the principles to making health happen.
This is a summary of the steps in Dr. Michael’s book, The Twelve Conditions of a Miracle. I’ve got to tell you that this book changed my life and I hope it changes yours. Highly recommended. Enjoy.
Step 1. Emptiness—the Action Steps:
- Clarify and refine what you need
- Release all ideas holding you back.
- Visualize your body in perfect health.
- Consider occasional fasting.
Step 2. Maximizing:
- Inventory existing resources and blessings
- Focus on what you have.
- Maximize what you already have.
Step 3. Asking:
- Formulate in your mind a clear request for health.
- Put your request into words. Focus on the highest good for yourself and all concerned.
- Keep your requests in general terms.
- Place your request in a prominent place.
- Feel what it would be like to manifest it.
- Ask for help.
- Ask for ideas on resources you have not thought of.
Step 4. Alignment:
- Shift to a mindset of compassion.
- When you learn of a problem or disaster, DO something about it.
- Fine-tune your synchronicity.
- Take small compassionate unselfish actions.
Step 5. Giving:
- Give to people and organizations that teach people how to be self-sufficient
- Give to your family. Charity first begins at home.
Step 6. Grounding:
- Stay grounded
- Live in the moment
- Become a child again—learn to play–take time out for fun
- Ground out physically—walk barefoot in the stream or on the lawn
- Work on your level of belief
- At all times act and talk like you really do believe
Step 7. Restoring the Vision:
- Use somatic visualization. Practice it.
- Incorporate the good of others into your visualizations.
- When in doubt, turn it over to God.
- Let negativity quietly deactivate.
Step 8. Gratitude:
- Bless your resources—all of them—all the time.
- Cultivate a deep sense of appreciation.
- Express your gratitude in words.
- Speak positively to and of others.
- Actively search for things to be grateful for.
- Speak well of your health and of your life.
Step 9. Acting As If:
- Stop dreaming and visualizing—move your feet. DO something
- Begin now. Avoid procrastination.
- Expect a miracle—know that it will unfold in its own time.
- Accept growth, but stay relaxed.
- Identify snags that are holding you back.
- Take baby steps of action and corrective action.
- Dedicate some of your highest energy time to taking steps of action.
Step 10. Engaging the Cycle:
- Be a team player. Never drop the ball.
- Honor the ebb tide. Don’t panic when the tide goes out.
- Use down time constructively.
- Prepare to receive again.
Step 11. Receiving:
- Allow resources to flow into your life.
- Pay attention.
- Sharpen your mind with meditation.
- Listen to the Still Small Voice.
- Believe that anything is possible.
- Avoid limited, fearful thinking.
- Develop a sense of worthiness.
Step 12. Recycling:
- Periodically clean house and release things
- Recycle your life—Recycle your knowledge—pass it on.
- Be a mentor, guardian, teacher and benefactor.
- Donate blood—Be an organ donor
- Make a will—Include charitable ventures
I urge you to read my expanded version which details Dr. Michael’s concepts and gives some examples from my own practice on how miracles can be made in the area of health. We highly recommend the book and know you’ll love it.