Tag Archives: Mystical

A Miracle A Day, Day 85

shoulders.cc.531348378_9ec875fbc6_qSHOULDERS are a fascinating miracle of the human structure.  An intricate assemblage of bone, joint, tissue, muscle and tendon, SHOULDERS provide a variety of useful functions. They allow us to reach objects high above our heads.  SHOULDERS assist in the pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  SHOULDERS provide a great place for the neck and head to rest.  And the SHOULDER can be a place where we allow a friend or loved one to rest their head in times of stress or grief.  More, SHOULDERS are symbolic of strength and stature.  They are a platform for another to stand upon.  When I was a child I played with these magnetic plastic people.  The object was to see how many could stand upon each other’s shoulders.  They fascinated me.  I found I could build a sturdier structure by placing them in a pyramid form; more on the bottom than on the top, each one holding only a portion of the weight of the next.  This seemed to be the best solution for creating the highest formation.  We are continuously standing on the SHOULDERS of those who have preceded us; in our lives, in our work, in our families and in our world.  And we in turn will provide the SHOULDERS for those who come after us.  It is an outworking of Divine proportions.  Working together, supporting just a portion of one another we create something much higher than ourselves.  SHOULDERS are a miraculous manifestation of strength and stature and we can join together to build something quite high, stable and ultimately miraculous.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 81

cave.cc279800205_f842ff9e04_qCAVES are a miracle provided in the surface of the earth for the protection of a variety of species.  Early humankind used caves as shelter from the elements and from beasts that were larger and more powerful than them.  CAVES today are often explored as entertainment or for their historical or archaeological value.  Metaphysically, a CAVE is a place to retreat from that which seems larger or more powerful than us.  In our inner cave we gather our faith and strength.  We release the belief that any “thing” has power over the presence of God within us.  Emerging from the CAVE of our quiet solitude we bring with us the Power of God which is always bigger than any problem or situation before us. CAVES are a miracle that provide shelter and there is one right in the very midst of you.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 80

wall.kissing gate.cc.9623112647_8183755ba9_qWALLS.  WALLS are a miracle?  Yes, WALLS can be a miracle.  They can be a fortress of solitude, a fortress of peace.  But of course they can be a barrier as well.  WALLS are a miracle when we build them with the gates of love, kindness and openness.  The WALL of Jericho was dismantled by Israel because it was a barrier to their triumph in the Promised Land.  The Promised Land is not a place.  It is a state of being.  And the WALL that must be dismantled is the one that creates separation and judgement and otherness.  A WALL that does this protects against nothing and creates a barrier to the only thing that can provide the promise we all seek.  The WALL that provides what we truly seek is one that blocks only distractions and a race consciousness that bombards us with evidence of separation, limitation and lack.  But this WALL is permeable.  It is dotted with gates and windows. This WALL allows the free-flow of Love and Kindness and connection.  This WALL is translucent and breathing.  This WALL supports a firmament of faith and oneness.  This WALL is built with mirrors in which we begin to see ourselves in one another and the luminous quality of the mirrors begins to reflect the Light of God in every soul.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 79

wheels.cc.1322753070_a494547d12_qWHEELS.  Who can deny the incredible difference the discovery of the WHEEL has made on our human experience.  WHEELS move our vehicles, operate intricate machinery, and make our work in the world easier and more efficient.  And then there are the WHEELS in our minds.  The ability to turn things over and all around.  While these can operate when we wish they would rest, they also provide us with perspective, inspiration and the ability to move.  The WHEEL came into being because a WHEEL began to turn within the mind of a human being.  A WHEEL is the manifestation of an idea that carries heavy loads with ease.  There is a WHEEL in each of us that can carry the heaviest of loads and move us forward with ease and grace.  We access this WHEEL when we release the load, the thoughts, the worries and concerns and allow the ever moving breath of Spirit to flow through our minds and hearts.

“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 (NKJV)

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 76

ORDER, a spiritual faculty, is a miracle that is evidenced in all aspects of the physical realm.  Through ORDER, apple trees bring forth apples.  Orange trees bring forth Oranges and seeds of every kind bring forth the fruit of their type.  Through the power of ORDER, all things occur in right and perfect timing, despite our human perception of them.  Who has not experienced a long delay in the arrival of some anticipated event or object only to find a miracle embedded in the delay?  Surrendering to the spiritual power of ORDER, we acknowledge that all things unfold in the right and perfect way.  We let go of the need to control outcomes.  We let go of the need to rush or push or manipulate.  We begin to recognize that even the trials of our lives have a role in the unfolding of our greater good.  Surrendering to the absolute good of Divine ORDER yet moving forward with a steadfast faith, we walk in peace, harmony and grateful anticipation of our constantly unfolding good.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 74

feathersFEATHERS, the delicate yet incredibly stable structures lifting our feathered friends into the sky are a miracle of spiritual ingenuity or nature.  A vast variety of colors, textures, sizes and shapes of FEATHERS are found on an incalculable array of birds.  Who can forget the mystical dance of the floating white FEATHER in the opening and closing scenes of “Forest Gump.”  Feathers fascinate us.  They are considered sacred in a number of spiritual traditions, symbolizing freedom, power, angelic realms, bravery, good luck and a variety of other beliefs. Perhaps our fascination with this aviary miracle is the gift of flight and our great desire to expand beyond our physical boundaries.  And herein lies the mystery and the miracle.  We too can transcend the physical world through the power of our Minds which are free to fly, to roam, to expand and to become still and centered in the peaceful, gently floating presence of Spirit.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 72

forgivenessFORGIVENESS is the miracle that frees the soul.  Anger and judgment create a density of energy that envelops the soul and clouds the mind.  It is the very thing that calls for FORGIVENESS that makes it a miracle as it calls us through the dense energy that encases us in a feeling of powerlessness.   FORGIVENESS is a continuous process of releasing the grip that anger and judgment hold us in.  When we FORGIVE, we release ourselves from the tomb of powerlessness.  What had angered us or caused us to feel pain no longer has power over us.  We recognize that the pain we feel is something within our own minds and we let it go.  What rushes in is the infinite love of Spirit that heals all wounds and empowers all Life.  FORGIVENESS is a miracle that reunites us with the divinity implanted in the center of our being.  FORGIVE someone today and be set free.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 71

strengthSTRENGTH is a miraculous faculty continually evolving and emerging through our life experiences.  STRENGTH appears in a variety of forms such as physical STRENGTH, spiritual STRENGTH, moral STRENGTH and STRENGTH of character.  Each provide the ability to overcome something of substantial size or weight.  Each are cultivated through the choice to exercise them.  But Spiritual STRENGTH differs in that the soul draws to itself experiences that command its development.  Every day, in every way, you are by nature, growing in spiritual STRENGTH and stature. What seems substantial in size and weight today is the catalyst for the spiritual STRENGTH that supports you in your next adventure.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 68

PLANT.dreamstimefree_73986-croppedPLANTS are a miracle providing food for humans, animals and even the ground itself as some states of growth draw from the earth and others give back.  Undisturbed, PLANTS live in a state of balance, growing, maturing, giving freely of their fruits and flowers, seeding the earth, resting into a state of hibernation or dormancy and then the springing forth once again with new life when the conditions and season are just right.  In all of our exploration of space, we have yet to find a planet with vegetation, rich in nutrients and able to sustain life forms as we know them.  PLANTS are a miraculous element of the ecosystem that we are fed by and sustained by.  A miracle is praiseworthy. A miracle is something to be grateful for, to give reverence toward.  The PLANTS and vegetation of our earth are worthy of our praise and thanksgiving.  They are worthy of our protection and attention.  Just as we are one with God, we are also one with all that is.  We are one with the earth and all its life-sustaining PLANTS.  Loving our planet and its rich PLANT life is loving ourselves.  It is recognizing the inherent harmony and sacredness of all life. Perhaps protecting the nature of PLANT life, the integrity of what grows in accordance to its own divine pattern, free of genetic alteration, free of human and chemical intervention, would be an act of love that would enrich our PLANT life and our own lives as well.  Stop for a moment today to give thanks and send loving nurturing thoughts to the vast PLANT life of planet earth.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 67

OnenessONENESS is the miracle that underlies all of Life.  A miracle is defined as something unexpected that transcends physical law.  Certainly, in a world where we are continually bombarded with evidence of our differences, the notion that we are all ONE is an astonishing idea.  And yet, it is true.  Although we inhabit separate bodies that are infinitely unique, we each spring forth from the same Source of Life.  We are first, spiritual beings and second, physical beings.  In Spirit, we are ONE.  Awareness of ONENESS in the midst of diversity is the key to transcending the experience of conflict.  If ONENESS is true, conflict with another is conflict with ourselves.  If peace and harmony are our deepest desire, then peace and harmony with ourselves can bring peace and harmony to the whole.  To live in an awareness of ONENESS is to recognize that all we project on another we project on ourselves.  When Jesus spoke about loving our neighbor as ourselves he was acknowledging the miraculous truth of ONENESS, for to love another IS loving ourselves, and this is the key to living from Heaven consciousness.