What Other Leaders Are Saying
  • Jack Canfield... "Reading Unexpected Miracles made me smile over and over again. I know it will do the same for you. Life is full of miracles. When you expect them, they occur more often... this book will help you create more of them in your life."
  • Dr John Demartini... "One of the benefits of Dr John Hinwood's journey is reflected in his excellent writings, which bring individuals hope, and most definitely a collection of facts, more than just one of fads... he shares a life full of miracles."
  • Mark Victor Hansen... "Having read You Can EXPECT A MIRACLE… The Book To Change Your Life I have only three words for this book. I loved it!"
  • Irena Yashin-Shaw PhD... "If you ever have the opportunity to have John speak to your people or at your event, just grab it. He will literally hand you a miracle. Thanks for everything John."
  • Charles "Tremendous" Jones... "Dr Hinwood's life is filled with miracles because of his great level of expectation. His life of miracles has blessed the lives of thousands around the world because he never sought miracles for selfish reasons."
  • Amanda Vaccaro... "John's 'Expect A Miracle' cards ushers the dimension of possibility and invites each individual to be open to receive from this dimension. This card is now my trigger for daily expectancy and gratitude for wonders and miracles."
  • Dr Brian Kelly... "John has a rare gift of being able to communicate ideas and principles through stories and to empower audiences. It has often been said by participants that they felt he was 'speaking directly to them individually'."

Miracle Story


Paul Marshall

Expect A Miracle (it is more than a simple card trick)

Submitted into: Miracles of Hope Category,

On: 2011-12-13 00:03:08

When you see him do it you are tempted to believe that Dr John is the reason that the magic happens. You think that it's not so much what he's doing with the cards that creates the magic, but that it's because of who he is and the way he does it. And you would be right.
But you would also be wrong.

It is because of Dr John that so much of it happens - but you don't have to be him to do it. He doesn't ask that you give it a go or tell you that you should try it. In fact most of his power comes from the fact that he expects nothing from you at all.

It is what he expects for you that holds the key.

He will tell you (if you ask) that he has done it over 50,000 times - but don't start thinking that it is difficult to do and that you have to practice it over and over and over to get the same sort of result he does. You don't. It is so easy to learn that there isn't really anything much to teach. Just watch Dr John do it a couple of times and before you know it you will be able to do it yourself.

I know that to be true because I did it and got the same response when I wasn't even expecting a result (and that dear reader might just be the key to it all!).

We were fixing up the bill at the end of a recent catch-up at a local Italian cafe. The waiter serving behind the counter handed Dr John back his validated parking ticket and apologised for the delay as they changed the paper in the EFTPOS terminal.  Dr John thanked him and reached into his wallet. Leaning over the counter he said"Here, this is for you." and he gave the waiter this card:


The waiter looked at the front. Then he turned it over (as everyone who receives one does) to find (as everyone who receives one does) that there is nothing on the back. No name. No phone number. No website. Nothing.

Then (as everyone who receives one does) he looked at Dr John with a sort of confused smile. Every part of Dr John smiled back as he said "It's for you. Expect a miracle and I know that you will find one."

Twenty minutes later I am back in my office and a colleague notices the copy of Dr John's book on my desk with one of his magic cards sticking out in anticipation of being used as a book mark. I explain to her that he is a friend and we have just caught up over lunch. I say  "Here, let me give you one of his cards..."
She looks at the front. Then she turns it over (as everyone who receives one does) to find (as everyone who receives one does) that there is nothing on the back. No name. No phone number. No website. Nothing.

Then (as everyone who receives one does) she looks at me with a sort of confused smile and says "This isn't a business card?".

"No" I say, "It's for you. Expect a miracle."

And then it happened.

Like the waiter, there was a visible change in her that went beyond just the physical. It seemed like her whole being let out a huge sigh of relief and relaxed just for a moment. The waiter had responded in much the same way before he caught his breath and reached over the counter to shake Dr John's hand and thank him for his gift. My colleague thanked me and smiled. She told me that she was facing a number of important decisions at the moment and that a miracle is just what she needs.

Now maybe she will get the miracle she is looking for and maybe she won't. As Dr John will tell you, what is important is not having an expectation that a particular miracle will occur, but rather holding a sense of positive expectancy that miracles can be found just about anywhere you look.

And he is right.

The miraculous can be found in the most normal of situations if only you have eyes to see it.

Paul Marshall

Brisbane, Qld, Australia