Category Archives: Creativity

A Miracle A Day, Day 78

melancholy.cc.26421369_3c50663f74_qMELANCHOLY may seem unlike a miracle.  Yet MELANCHOLY is an aspect of our miraculous ability to transcend time and space.  When I feel MELANCHOLY I am visiting some point in the past that brought me joy or peace.  Perhaps that feeling of MELANCHOLY is a deep desire to return to a simpler time or a time when those who no longer inhabit the physical realm were still by my side.  While this may seem sad, it is in Truth the desire of my soul to re-experience something.  It is an inner stirring calling me to something greater.  It is a stirring that calls me to bring the joys, and imprints of past relationships to new endeavors.  It is a call to live the gifts of those who have transcended, to do them honor by giving life to what they may have shared with me.  It is a desire to recall the playfulness of childhood and reenact it in this now moment.  MELANCHOLY is a miracle that calls me to the NOW moment in a very special way.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 75

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DREAMS are the resulting miracle of the power of Imagination.  What can compare with the human capacity to DREAM?  In our waking moments we DREAM of what has not yet come into being and focusing our thoughts and energies on them we often bring them into manifestation.  Our sleep is punctuated with DREAMS that release the energies of the day, work out the problems parading through our minds, and inspire us with higher realms of thought.  It seems the capacity to DREAM, whether they are lucid or merely a foggy image, is the power that moves us ever forward on our spiritual path.  Joseph, the favored son of Jacob, was the dreamer.  Through his DREAMS he warned Egypt of drought and famine.  Through is DREAMS he lifted himself from prison and reunited the tribes of Israel.  Through our DREAMS, we too escape perceived bondage, drought and famine.  Through the power to DREAM and activate the power of Imagination we too reunite the tribes of Israel which are our spiritual powers.  Reunited, awakened in Spirit, we enter the promised land bringing that which we only DREAM of into the manifest world. 

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 69

WATERMELON.dreamstimefree_172818WATERMELON.  A juicy, delightful miracle of fruit.  I recall watermelon as the highlight of picnic lunches and family reunions as a child.  It was not an everyday occurrence so it seemed extravagant and especially exciting to see those juicy red slabs ringed with white then green, dotted here and there with large, inedible seeds. Today I think about the relatively small size of those seeds and how they contrast with the enormous fruit that stems from them.  It is miraculous to me that one small seed can produce so much fruit, juice, excitement, and joy.  As I ponder what my next thought might be I consider how like the watermelon seed my thoughts are.  One small seed can produce a day filled with joy and glory.  And one small seed can, if I allow it, produce a day of challenge and struggle.  The WATERMELON is a delightful miracle of pink pulp, sweet juice and seeds.  My thoughts are also a miracle producing experiences enfolded within their nature.  And even more miraculous is my ability to witness and choose the thoughts I hold in mind.  I can see them crop up and choose to plant only the ones that will produce what is joyful, enormous, fruitful, delightful, sweet, and extravagant.  Planting delightful WATERMELON seeds in my mind and in the world today.  Affirming the same for you.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

 

A Miracle A Day, Day 65

HAIR.CC.FLICKER.9419227780_a54578ce96_m.jpgHAIR in its many colors and textures is a richly unique and self-expressive physical characteristic.  HAIR is miraculous in its ability to protect us from harsh elements and it ability to interpret the environment and communicate a variety to signals to the brain.  It may stand on end when there is a potential for danger or send a ripple of wonder through us at an especially synchronous moment.  HAIR may send a tingling sensation through the entire body when particularly moving words, thoughts or experiences connect us with an awareness of something greater than ourselves.  HAIR is an extension of both the physical and the energetic body.  Metaphysically, HAIR symbolizes our thoughts and the energy patterns we exude. Even those with no hair on their heads emanate strands of thought energy. In Luke 12:7 Jesus says, “But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid …” If we consider HAIR as thoughts, we might find the statement unsettling, as if each thought was predestined by an esoteric God.  However, when we consider God as indwelling and everywhere present, we discover the divine nature within that precedes all thought, all experience, all that we have come to believe about ourselves.  This is a Self that knows our joy. This is a Self that know our pain.  And this is a Self that knew us before we were born, before there was anything but the perfect pattern of wholeness at the very root of being.  Perhaps HAIR is simply the physical manifestation of our reaching out from the very root of our being and perhaps this root is a Self that would be worth getting to know.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 62

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GLITTER, that sparkly collection of shiny confetti that brings laughter and squeals from children of all ages is a miracle to behold.  As an adult, I know the drawbacks of glitter.  It’s hard to clean off tables and floors.  It does a number on vacuums and tries the patience of teachers and classroom volunteers.  I know the reasons why we limit its use and I cannot help but agree. But what a wonder to behold when the conditions are right.  It is a glorious substance whether glued to a hand-made greeting card, stuffed as a surprise in an envelope, sprinkled in the hair of a beautiful teen or floating through the air like shining particles of Light and wonder.  The tiniest of mirrors and radiant prismatic colors dance through the air reflecting and refracting all that is there.  Perhaps the joy that is brought forth from this dance is not in the plastic or metal that scatters about.  Perhaps the brightness they bring is the reflection they see.  So small and so tiny perhaps what they see is the tiniest of particles and waves of pure Light that vibrate so fast they can’t be seen by our eyes.  Perhaps they are openings to the space in between.  GLITTER is magic and a miracle to see.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 57

color.dreamstimefree_188563COLOR, the miracle of light refracting through waves and bouncing off particles, is subject to the perception of the human eye and mind. COLOR gives us rainbows, variety and clarity.  We assign colors to express ideas; red means stop, green means go, blue is associated with the sky and water; things that we can move through.  And COLOR is very much dependent on Light.  When the sun is shining COLOR seems bright and distinctive.  When the moon rises and the sun fades from sight, colors become less distinct, shades of gray and white.  Could it be that this miracle of COLOR is a reflection of ourselves?  When we let the Light in we are a spectrum of COLOR and vibrant energies creating rainbows, variety and clarity.  When we hold on to dense energies such as anger, fear and judgment we let less Light in and our energetic COLOR becomes less brilliant.  COLOR is a miracle that can be seen more deeply when we open the inner eye to the radiant Light of God refracting through the waves and particles we call us.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 49

cloudsTHOUGHT is the miraculous evidence of consciousness. I think, therefore I am.  Or, perhaps the opposite is true.  I am, therefore I think. THOUGHT is more than electrical impulses receiving and interpreting information. THOUGHT is a part of the creative process evident in all that takes shape and form.  Thoughts create our experiences.  Thoughts generate energy that can influence our feelings and behavior, and can even influence those around us.  Have you ever walked into a room and simply known there was an energy to the thoughts of the people in the room?  Thought generates an energy that can be felt, an energy that influences behavior, outcomes and experiences.  Sometimes the energy can almost be felt.  Imagine, if our thoughts were like the jet streams across the sky, creating a trail relative to the energy they carried.  Happy positive thoughts would leave a trail of light and puffy billows that skipped across the sky.  Angry, fearful and hurtful thoughts might leave a trail that was dense, heavy, and not so pretty.  Our thoughts may not be visible, but they do indeed create a stream of energy that enfolds our world.  Happy, loving, caring, nurturing thoughts – happy, loving, caring, nurturing earth.  Angry, judgmental hurtful thoughts … Well you get the picture. Let our thoughts be the miracle they are intended to be and create a network of loving energy encircling our earth.

© 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.

A Miracle A Day, Day 45

imageLife itself is a miracle, therefor every attribute of it is also a miracle. Today I contemplate the POWER of WILL. Different from will power which is engaged in the process of abstinence from something, the Power of WILL is my ability to align with a greater Will than my own. The power of WILL is the faculty I use to direct my thoughts, my words and my actions to achieve a specific outcome. It is also the faculty of choice. I can use my power of WILL to appease the needs of the ego, or I can choose a greater WILL that fulfills my innermost spiritual desires and contributes to the needs of the whole. What a joyful experience it is to align with Divine Will and BE the individualized expression of God that I am meant to be.

© 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.

A Miracle A Day, Day 43

zeal “I fairly sizzle with ZEAL and enthusiasm and I spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me!” Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, was 93 years old when he uttered this remarkable affirmation that continues spark an energetic response in me every time I hear it.  ZEAL is an innate spiritual faculty, miraculous in its power to move us from a state of inertia to purposeful and passionate action. ZEAL is a powerful energy and works best toward unfolding our higher good when it is filtered through the powers of Divine Love, Wisdom and sacred intention. Today I set an intention of blessing and I spring forth with ZEAL and ENTHUSIASM to bless the unfolding good in my life and in the world.

© 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.

A Miracle A Day, Day 39

idea.dreamstimefree_162221CREATIVITY is a miraculous aspect of being.  Everyone is CREATIVE and we are all creating all of the time.  It is our nature.  You may hear someone, perhaps yourself, saying “I haven’t a creative bone in my body.”  Well, bones are not particularly creative, but you are!  Every thought you think is creative energy in action.  You are created in the image and likeness of creation Itself and the process is infinite in nature.   Through CREATIVITY, we bring our ideas to life.  Through the CREATIVE process we give attention to the thoughts and ideas in our minds thus creating our experiences.  We may express our ideas through artistic endeavors, gardening, cooking, nurturing others, or simply taking action on them.  We are all CREATIVE, creating all of the time. The only question is what are we creating? Therein lies the choice and the miracle.

© 2016. Rev. Eileen 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.