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The Divine Hologram

hologram-cc-1569468739_b7ca26acca_qHOLOGRAMS allow us to see an image captured on a 2-dimensional surface with a 3-dimensional perception.  HOLOGRAMS miraculously display what is 2-dimensional as a 3-dimensional image.  A HOLOGRAM torn in two will reveal the exact same complete image on both pieces.  In fact, the HOLOGRAM divided into a million pieces would still reveal the complete image on every piece.  Like a HOLOGRAM, each of us contain the entire image of God.  As spiritual beings, continually evolving, we expand and multiply into billions of expressions of the Divine.  Yet we are one continuous, complete image of the Divine ever-longing to return to the state of wholeness from which we have burst forth.  What is truly miraculous is that even in the state of what appears to be separation, expansion that draws us apart, we are still one, whole and complete. When gazing upon one another from a God’s eye view, even the space between is miraculously imbued with the image of the Divine.  The appearance of empty space is an illusion as there can be no space where God is not.  A HOLOGRAM is a miraculous manifestation of the nature of humankind as one with the image and likeness of the Divine.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan. 


The Sun Is Out In Me Today

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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

Paint A Miracle Today

paint-ccPAINT is a magical, miraculous substance capable of changing the color of an object.  A vast variety of pigments and tints can be added to this liquid substance to create a coating of the desired color and hue. Easily changed or even removed in its liquid state, PAINT becomes fixed when it dries.  Metaphysically, PAINT represents the thoughts and energy we project into our world and our experiences.  We can PAINT our thoughts or experiences in the color or hue of our choosing.  We can choose a color that vibrates with joy and harmony. Or, we can choose a color that constricts or vibrates with fear or anger.  Thoughts and energies held for long periods of time become fixed and require one or more coats of a new color, or new thoughts.  If I have been holding thoughts of fear or anger for a long period of time, it may require numerous affirmative thoughts to change the picture I have allowed to become fixed in my mind. Today, I paint a miracle. I paint the world with shades of Love, Healing, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Faith and Joy and they become fixed in my mind and in my life.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  

A Positive Side of Fear?

fear-cc-2406378075_568feb9133_q-jpgFEAR is not usually considered a miracle.  Yet, FEAR has two very different sides or characteristics.  There is the FEAR generated by the ego and fueled by outer conditions, past experiences and the collective stream of FEAR consciousness. This FEAR is destructive, immobilizing and is a very long way from what one might consider a miracle.  But there is another side to FEAR.  FEAR in its intended expression is the voice of inner guidance, intuition.  It is a higher awareness calling out and keeping us from walking into the path of an approaching train or speeding vehicle.  This FEAR moves us gently out of harm’s way and reminds us to seek inner guidance.  It reminds us that we are never alone and that peace and harmony are just one thought, one dimension away.  This FEAR reminds us to close our eyes to appearances, close our ears to resounding gongs and clanging symbols, and seek the shelter of Divine Love where wisdom speaks with clarity, harmony and oneness.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  

A Miracle A Day, Day 119

tent-cc-7732621858_74d3e3b1fd_mTENTS seemed quite a miraculous thing to me as a child.  I recall pinning a blanket to the top of the fence in a neighbor’s yard, stretching it out and holding the lower edge with rocks to form my own little refuge from the world.  Inside the TENT we could hide, giggle, tell stories and share secrets. It was a world unto itself, yet temporary, easily moved to another place for another day.  Have you ever thought about the physical forms that we walk around in as being like those TENTS?  Our bodies provide a virtual TENT in which we can find a bit of refuge from the vastness of the universe.  They are a private place in which we hold our own personal thoughts and ideas.  We tell ourselves stories about the world and our lives.  Sometimes we laugh and sometimes we cry.  And when we close our eyes we can close out the physical world around us and reconnect with the vastness of the universe, with the very essence of Life which is greater than all the stories we tell ourselves.  A TENT is a miraculous idea providing shelter wherever we go.  Our bodies, the physical body, the energy body, and the spiritual body, provide a place of refuge too. Within them we can close the door to outer appearances aligning our minds with the Mind of God, the ultimate shelter that transcends time and space and all that has appeared before us.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  

A Miracle A Day, Day 118

river-cc-16328391906_5645a821d2_qRIVERS are the miraculous pathways the crisscross the earth moving life-giving water from one place to another.  Like streams of energy, they move toward the lowest ground.  Our spiritual body is an intricate system of energies connected by streams of thought, intention and vibration.  Unlike RIVERS of water, we can easily direct the flow of energy in our being. We can choose to let it flow to the lowest space in our consciousness. Or, we can choose to direct our energies higher and bring the entire being into a state of balance or homeostasis.  RIVERS are a manifestation of the miraculous process of flow infinitely occurring in our minds and in the universe.  When we become aware of this process and our ability to direct the flow it becomes irresistible to step into it. And then, we become the RIVER crisscrossing the field of consciousness moving and directing life-giving energy from one thought to another. 

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  

A Wondrous Moon In You?

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The MOON, whether full or simply a sliver in the sky, floats silently in its rhythmic path around the earth providing light in the night sky, a scene of beauty for lovers and artists and a sense of wonder for all who would pause and take in its majestic presence.  Light on one side, dark and cold on the other, it provides for us what it cannot provide for itself; a sense of warmth and comfort.  Just one of trillions of lights in the night sky, the MOON is a special miracle as it is a part of the Earthscape, the subject of human poetry and a constant reminder of the cycles of time.  Its regular 28-day cycle is predictable, its gravitational pull powerful. Capable of creating tidal waves and capable of being the centerpiece of a peaceful, pastoral scene, the MOON is a miracle that warms the heart and lights the sky.  What in you is like the MOON?

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra.  Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  

The Telephone: Miracle or Vessel?

Behold the Plain Old Telephone

TELEPHONES, so much a part of our everyday lives. we may forget what a miracle they have provided in our culture.  The wired phone of the past was a magical discovery.  Vibrations from the human voice transmitted over great distances through a massive network of wires connected people in way that was previously thought impossible.  Today our phones are wireless.  They carry more information in their tiny sim cards than the computers aboard the Apollo spacecrafts.  They connect us, perhaps at times more than we would like.  The marvel of telecommunication remains not a mystery, but a manifestation of the human capacity for expanded thinking.  TELEPHONES indeed provide a channel for communication across great distances.  But in all their forms, TELEPHONES are simply the objects that we designate as vessels for our power to connect and receive messages.   Messages may be received through dreams, intuition, or even an audible voice from somewhere deep within.  One who has mastered clairaudience may receive messages from sources in seemingly faraway places much like the use of a telephone. Some messages may even appear in a dream as a ringing telephone with a familiar voice on the other end.  TELEPHONES are the miraculous manifestation of the human capacity to reach beyond the appearances of limitation and connect across seemingly great distances.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Regeneration

renewalREGENERATION, the process of making new, is evidence of the eternal and miraculous nature of Life. Life is continually renewing itself. Trees and plants continually grow, flower, bloom, become dormant and are then renewed.  The cells of the human body are continually replaced by new ones.  Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity taught that we are fully capable of REGENERATING and healing every cell, muscle and organ of the human body through our thoughts, words and actions.  This is not a far-fetched idea.  Rather, it is the outworking of what is our natural state of being; whole and complete.  As I align my heart and mind with God, with the All-ness of Life, my thoughts, words and actions support the continuous REGENERATION of all aspects of my being.  I AM whole, complete, in perfect health and aligned with the flow of Divine Life.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.

EVOLUTION

cc-evolutionSome would say that EVOLUTION is not a miracle; it’s just the nature of things.  Some might even be opposed to the concept of EVOLUTION as it challenges their religious beliefs. But in Truth, EVOLUTION is not only a miracle, EVOLUTION IS God.  God is the One Power, One Presence, One Activity of the universe.  God is Omnipotence, All-Power.  Without the Activity of EVOLUTION, life would be stagnant, unchanging, not alive. God is Life itself, infinitely moving, breathing, unfolding in and through all that we call creation.  EVOLUTION is the miracle of God continuously renewing Life.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.