You’re probably wondering how I got onto the path of Miracles, Miracles and More Miracles!!!!
You see I was born and raised in a small town in New York and it was amazing in so many ways!!!! I believe I just had Miracle Consciousness in my DNA. I had a wonderful family and part of being Italian/Catholic was the consciousness that if you prayed and believed, miracles would just magically happen in your life! There were so many colorful stories and even movies at the time. So from any early age, that possibility of the miraculous always existed within me.
Then, when I moved to California, I had some serious problems, (which I don’t have the space to delineate),and through a series of synchronistic events, I found myself in a program to heal my relationship with food. Being a dancer, it sort of came with the territory to have “eating issues.”
Well within one year of that experience, I had a MAJOR LIFE HEALING. I have often said, just being free of that insanity alone would warrant an extremely successful and happy life for me! I could really elaborate on this alone, since it was so utterly miraculous, but I must go on….
After that year I was introduced to Science of Mind via the Expect A Miracle Class with my beloved friend and mentor, Janet Levy. She taught us to write 3 things on an Expect A Miracle Card and to read this 3 times a day — no more, no less. So I did that and also I went to her weekly Expect A Miracle Class. Oh my GOD my life changed so much. I had one miracle after the other befall me and it was the first time in my life that I understood that I could have control over my life, and not always be a victim!!!!
At the time I was continuing to dance and model and one day my fate met me. I was taken to Larry Payne’s yoga class at Samata in Marina del Rey. I did not fall in love with yoga by any means, but destiny just kept chasing me. I asked to rent his studio to teach my dance class, and one day he said: “Joni I think I should train you to be a yoga teacher.” I said: “OK.” So much for effort and struggle. In a short period of time, I was a yoga teacher.
Very quickly I had my own classes and people started to flock to me. But the thing was, I was really teaching Science of Mind. Eventually we called it Joni’s Yoga Miracles because everyone was having so many miracles. They were flying through the roof with miracles!!!!!!! One of the biggest and oddest things was all the people getting pregnant with “impossible pregnancies!” This really blew my mind. But there were garden variety miracles: new jobs, marriages, healed relationships, lifelong health conditions clearing up . . . you name it.
I often say: If someone said to Tom Cruise: “I’m going to give you 50 million dollars to be in this movie,” he would not fall on the floor and freak out screaming. He would say: “OK.” Well that’s how it’s been with me all these years. I assume people are going to have miracles. I assume that with one or a few classes, things that had been withheld from them their entire lifetime will just manifest out of thin air. And it’s that strength of assumption that brings it in.
A private client once said to me: “Joni the thing about you, is that your vibration does not wobble.” You’re not kidding. I never give up on anyone or anything. Tenacity is what it takes. But in Science of Mind we believe, “treatment begins and ends within the mind of the practitioner.” So I say: “You just lie on the floor; sleep if you like! (and they do) and let me do the work.”
The most important thing I learned in Science of Mind is this thought: “The Father within doeth the work.” In other words, I don’t take any credit or responsibility. I TRUST in the POWER of the Universe to make all crooked paths straight, to heal people, to uplift people, to prosper people. I just smile and have a wonderful time.
So, here are my top five ways you can allow miracles in your life:
1. Focus on breathing ~ be mindful of the present moment
2. Do that which brings your heart joy!
3. Surround yourself with highly evolved, positive, loving people
4. Learn to fly – I actually am learning how to fly, but you don’t have to do it literally. Just take some risks to try new things you’re really passionate about.
5. Sit back, relax; let the Universe do the work and watch the miracles roll in.
I cannot wait to see all the miracles you will create!
It is your mind that creates this world.