Tag Archives: Solitude

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