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  • 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."
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Miracle Story


Debra Kells

Be Careful What You Wish For!

Submitted into: Miracles of Freedom Category,

On: 2014-07-14 12:26:51

My husband loves singing! Ever since I have known him he has been singing- in the shower, in the car, in the yard and yes he has even sung in his sleep too! There were times it drove our teenagers nuts, especially in the morning when they were less than sociable.

Shane’s 40th Birthday had just been and gone and maybe it was the turning point, maybe it was an early midlife crisis, maybe it just got him to reflect on possibilities and regrets. Either way he came to me one day and said that his passion was singing (well we all knew that) but if he was going to do anything with this passion, he had better act on it soon. He saw his father who lived to 99 years of age, who never lived, or even knew what his passion was.   Shane did not want to be like that so he set the intention that he wanted to be a lead singer in a band! Of course I encouraged him but how does one become a lead singer in a band?

While pondering on this process over a couple of weeks, a good friend (and also a good singer) suggested that he goes with him to Karaoke on Thursday nights. At the very least he could have fun and a sing in front of an audience albeit an inebriated one! Shane went a couple of times and had casual fun and it was good experience to sing to a crowd but it was not satisfying his intention to sing with a band. He always had several people come up to him after he had sung and say “man with that voice you should be in a band!” This just made it clearer to him what he not only wanted to do but had to do. His intention became quite clear and strong.

 After a particular Karaoke evening, Shane caught a taxi home and the taxi driver asked him what he had been doing. Shane answered that he had been to Karaoke. The taxi driver then asked him if he could sing and Shane answered “Well I have a strong voice”. The taxi driver thought for a moment and then replied “Well I am in a band and we are looking for a lead singer if you would like to audition!”

They exchanged phone numbers and made plans for Shane to pick up a couple of songs to learn and make a time to audition.

He came home with a big grin and told me all about the experience he had just had with the taxi driver!

The next couple of nights, Shane learnt the songs and during the week he auditioned. Well guess who the lead singer in the band became!   Call it a miracle, call it setting an intention and creating your future, call it what you like but this man had never had a singing lesson, was over 40 and now starting a new venture in a rock band!!

His only regret... not doing it earlier in life. Old beliefs and self- doubt stopped him from voicing his passion and setting an intention to follow it. 

His message… follow your passion despite any self- doubt, or what you perceive others think of you. If you don’t succeed at least you tried and there will not be any regrets.

The only failure is the failure to give it a go!

Epilogue to this: It is now 18 years later and he is still lead singer with the same rock band (with a few little ‘interludes’ with other bands in the meantime). He has sung with some of Australia’s finest singers and musicians and been on a stage with over 7000 people in his audience. The journey continues and the band has just turned another corner in their growth and playing with some fabulous and well-known artists and musicians.

Debra Kells, Morayfield, Queensland, Australia