Whenever I think of the SUN, I hear the song from the Broadway Hit, “Annie,” pouring through my mind… “The SUN will come out tomorrow … tomorrow …” And then I smile as I contemplate the underlying miracle of these words. The SUN is always there, just not out at the moment, not visible right now. The SUN, the miraculous ball of fire in the sky is always present, always bringing warmth and light to everything in its path. It can be obscured by clouds, pollution and by the turning of the planet, but it is always shining. The Light in me, the spark of Divinity implanted by God is always shining too. I AM indeed a virtual SUN, a Light not intended to be hidden. Although circumstances and my own personal will or ego can obscure the Light in me I need only turn inward toward the Source of Light in me to feel the warmth and clarity of Spirit continuously shining through. If I have turned away, or turned my attention and faith toward outer things and circumstances and my life seems cloudy and dark, I can instantly turn within and see the Light. I AM a virtual SUN, a Light intended to shine and illuminate all that lies before me. The SUN is a miracle and so am I.
© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra
Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan