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Excerpted from Practical Miracles for Mars and Venus by John Gray. Copyright 2000 by John Gray. Excerpted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright by SpiritSite.com.

"The shift has already taken place."

John Gray, Practical Miracles for Mars and Venus, Part 2

In simple terms, what makes this new age unique is that people now have the potential to experience God's presence and power within their hearts, and, as a result, accelerated change is possible. With this shift, humanity is finally capable of bringing "heaven to earth" and creating a world of peace, love, health, and prosperity for all.

In biblical days, Jesus spoke of a time when people would have the capacity to understand the truth and even surpass the wonders that he worked. He was speaking of our new potential to create practical miracles. Buddha also spoke of a time when mankind would be delivered from the suffering of ignorance. Moses spoke of the Promised Land of milk and honey and the salvation of his people. The great leaders of all faiths, East and West, ancient and new, have predicted an age of universal peace, love, justice, and prosperity.

For some, the ancient predictions mean the end of the world as we know it. But for all, it is the beginning of something very special. This special time is finally here -- it is not in five years or twenty years. The shift has already taken place. To appreciate this change, we just have to begin using our new potential. 

Humanity has been preparing for this change for thousands of years. This shift is similar to the ripening process of a fruit. At a certain time, the pear, which gradually grows and develops over time, is suddenly ripe. You can feel its sweetness by simply reaching up at the right time, and, with a slight twist, it effortlessly comes off. Prior to the moment of ripeness, it is a struggle to pull it off, and when tasted, it is not so tender or sweet.

In a similar manner, what was previously difficult or even unattainable for most is now universally available. This recognition is based not on a psychic vision of the future but on direct experience, a simple observation of what is now happening.

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