ROOTS. A Tree or plant is nurtured by its roots which absorb nutrients and moisture from the soil in which is planted. This is the miracle of nature, the miracle of life; seeking, growing, expanding, thriving and then being fruitful and multiplying. Like a tree, I have roots. When I get back to my roots, I get back to that which feeds me, that which nourishes me. When the roots of a tree are trimmed, the tree responds. An expertly trimmed bonsai will result in an exquisite replication of the roots.
My roots may sometimes grow in cramped places. I may get root bound. Or, I may trim what is no longer needed in the roots of my consciousness and see an exquisite result in my life. I may choose to return to my spiritual roots and be nourished in body, mind and soul. My spiritual roots are never bound, they are infinitely and unequivocally intertwined with the wholeness of God. When I get back to this point of origin, to the wholeness of God from which I spring forth and expand, I am nourished, fortified and revitalized. I find the space to grow and expand. In the stillness I discover that all that I need, I already am; for I am an expression of God in the face and form of what I call me. Reaching in to this place of wholeness, I am fed, I am nourished, I am whole and I am free. ROOTS are the miracle that keep me infinitely entwined with the heart and mind of God.
© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra
Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan. To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page.