The following originally appeared in the December 2021 issue of New Earth Almanac.

The word “wonder” holds within it a magical gift. The secret code of “wonder” is one that shifts our mindset to one of receptivity, excitement, and even the expectation for magic. According to Merriam-Webster, wonder is not that far off from “miracle.” Wonder is essentially the verb, an action (or spell!), that initiates miracle-making. When faced with a challenge, wonder prompts our egos to let go of being in charge of an outcome. When we stop focusing on the minutia of how we alone will solve a problem, and instead surrender the making of our dreams to the greater hand of Spirit, we are finally enabling something that can be very hard for some of us to do—become containers for RECEIVING—not giving or doing, for a change.

When you are wondering, “How am I going to pay this medical bill?” Or “How am I going to afford a new car??” Or “How am I going to have time for a vacation this year?” Doesn’t fear, worry, stress, and sometimes sadness set in most of the time in answer to these kinds of questions? Those tense feelings BLOCK your ability to receive the things you want or need the most. The reason behind it is that you’re answering your own questions from the limited mind of self—not Source! In other words, if you haven’t figured out on your own how to get the outcome you want to have happen yet, guess what? The answer is probably not going to come from you alone… and you might want to get out of your own way!

Therefore, when you change the sentence to a QUEST-ion and ask “I wonder how SPIRIT is going to bring us a new car…?” Or, “I wonder how SOURCE is going to create the time in my schedule for a fantastic vacation?” and “I wonder how God will ensure my bills are paid?” you have just CHANGED THE ENERGY and thus, the entire ballgame:

The magical code of wonder is both in its invitation to turn all challenges into true questions (a quest is an adventure in seeking!) and the fact that it opens up the potential for the solution/resolution to come about via Co-creation with the Universe.

Wonder Works Exercise

To experience the difference between the old way of “How am I?” alone vs. the high vibe, New Earth cooperative way, try out this short exercise:

  • Close your eyes and place your left palm on your chest covered by your right palm.
  • Think of a recent example of something you need resolved, and first ask it in the form of “How am I…?”
  • Feel and take note of what sensations come up in your body and energy field as a result of asking in this way.
  • Take in a deep breath, hold, and then exhale.
  • Next, ask the same question, but start with “I wonder how Spirit/Source/God will…” and see what changes in your body and energy field.

Do you feel lighter? A little less stuck? Can you make a decision now that you couldn’t make before? Don’t be surprised when you make this shift that those things you’ve been waiting for…finally show up!!

If you keep a journal, you may want to start a Wonder List—a place where you can consciously record the things you’ve agreed to hand over to Source. Then keep track of all the blessings as they arrive!

Before writing and editing the New Earth Almanac, Kirem Marnett wondered where she would end up following the closure of her acupuncture practice during the dark days of 202o. Beyond her wildest dreams, the most wonder-ful “dream job” showed up! Always happy to connect with fellow miracle-makers, send emails to the editorial team at [email protected].