Tag Archives: Spiritual Understanding

I Found My Heart Today

heart-dreamstimefree_12589058My Miracle today is that I found my heart! Not just metaphorically, though that is true as well.  I found a beautiful gold heart necklace that was hidden in the inner folds of a jewelry pouch I carry when I travel.  I had forgotten I even had this golden heart.  I have a silver one too and thought the gold one was a faulty memory.  This morning, as I prepared that pouch for my visit with my brother I felt something buried deep within the layers of fabric.  I couldn’t reach it through the four different zippered pockets.  I had to reach down into a small opening between the zipper and the seam.  I wasn’t even sure what I was feeling until I pulled it free.  So much like my own heart, it can become lost in the folds of emotions and put away in a drawer.  I may wear a silver heart, one that is almost as lovely as the gold, but not quite.  Gold is the color of Spiritual Understanding.  As an element it is pliable yet strong.  Gold is a mixture of red which represents life and yellow which represents wisdom and a touch of silvery glitter that represents the power of will aligned with Spirit.  I found my heart today and it is still gold.  I found my heart today and I open it wide to let God in.  I found my heart today and I let it sparkle and expand to envelop you in Love and Light. 

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

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

Zest for Life

zestZEST, an energetic quality that increases excitement or flavor is a powerful aspect of being.  A tiny amount of ZEST from the outer skin of a lemon adds an incredible amount of flavor to a dessert.  Add too much and the dessert may become bitter, overcome by the astringent flavor.  ZEST, like the spiritual faculty of ZEAL must be used with discretion.  When our excitement for an activity is balanced with Love, Understanding and Wisdom, we are propelled with ease and grace toward our goals.  Today, I tune in to this natural ZEST for life.  I allow the powers of Love, Wisdom and Understanding to balance the flavor of my being and I step forward with a mighty and Zest for the Life and all that is mine to do.

© 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 87

history.cc.5352898284_e5e8b41aab_qHISTORY, or rather our ability to access time in a way that acknowledges the past, is a miracle providing us with a perspective of who we have been, who we are and who we are yet to be.  As a high school student I recall being utterly bored in HISTORY classes.  I was not terribly excited about taking HISTORY in college. Until I met Mr. George.  He was a fabulous HISTORY teacher.  He brought HISTORY to life.   As I listened to his stories about the personalities of historical figures I was inspired to know more, to look more deeply into HISTORY.  Reviewing the past, we can see where we have been, what we have done, what we continue to do and what has been lost.  Reviewing HISTORY from a place of Love and Light and Awareness we can choose what we will do to create our collective future.  We can choose to recapture healthy ways of being that have been lost.  We can choose to eliminate ways of being that no longer serve the world as a global community.  Although our HISTORY includes conflict, violence and other things that we wish to eliminate, it also includes love, community, ingenuity and an ever-expanding capacity for spiritual understanding.  These are the things to hold as precious and bring forward with focus and intention into our global community.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra