Tag Archives: Wholeness

A Miracle A Day, Day 96

bridge.dreamstimefree_216398BRIDGES are a miracle of human ingenuity.  A bridge allows passage across great expanses of water or great chasms in the earth.  BRIDGES are wonderful feats of engineering, and they are replicas of BRIDGES within us.  Our brains create BRIDGES, or neural pathways, connecting various neurons, and increasing our capacity to acquire, store and take new action on new information. There is a mighty but invisible BRIDGE from head to heart that connects the Power of Divine Love with the thinking and feeling natures, creating greater balance and healthier, more compassionate choices in our lives.  And then, there is an innate BRIDGE, seldom fully traversed, that provides a pathway from the personal consciousness to the higher or Christ consciousness.  Stepping across this BRIDGE, we bring the personal consciousness under the direction of the Christ Mind and we are transformed. 

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page

A Miracle A Day, Day 94

MIRROR.CC.26473288921_86c1832d80_mMIRRORS provide us with the opportunity to see ourselves as others see us.  That first moment when humankind caught a glimpse of self in a still pond must have been an amazing experience.  There would have been an instant of recognition of the self being much like the others in the clan, yet somehow different and distinct.  MIRRORS that reflect our physical appearance give us that opportunity today; a glimpse of the self as a similar, yet unique member of the human experience. Metaphorical MIRRORS provided by other people in our lives reflect characteristics we may not have noticed or owned about ourselves. These are MIRRORS that help us grow and evolve in self-awareness. But there is yet another type of MIRROR that reflects much more than our physical being.  There is an inner MIRROR that gives us a view of who we are beyond our physical appearance.  Because it is within however, does not make it small.  Instead, this is a MIRROR without limit.  It might be called a “cosmic” MIRROR, one which reflects the image and likeness of God in us.  This MIRROR sees through the physical being and beyond the perceived limitations and cultural baggage we might carry.  This MIRROR allows us to see ourselves as a member of an infinite, ever-expanding clan of consciousness, yet a unique and individualized expression in it.  This is a reflection that lifts us into seeing and being all that we are meant to be.  MIRRORS are miraculous and they are all around us and deep within us.  

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page

A Miracle A Day, Day 92

WORDS.CC.2308990881_ef3cebf330_qWORDS, our ability to form them and use them are a miracle.  The human mind is capable of forming and using an infinite number of words, each presenting us with a vast variety of interpretations.  Yet each word begins with an original intention or idea.  Each word created and formed then spoken is meant to connect, to find a common understanding of something.  Each spoken word creates a vibration in the universe and attracts to it like vibrations. Words of love and kindness attract love and kindness.  Words of anger and judgment create a stream of dense vibrations that block the higher vibrations of love and kindness.  According to the Gospel of John, all the manifest world is the result of the “Word” that was with God in the beginning.  God is Love. The Word is Love. This is a vibration that expands and multiplies and presents us with an infinite variety of experiences and interpretations.  Yet behind this one Word lies one original intention; the expansion and expression of Love.  The Word is the miracle that manifests as you and I. The WORDS we use and form are indeed miracles when we align the thoughts and ideas behind them with this original WORD.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page

A Miracle A Day, Day 91

roots.cc.ReflectedSerendipity.475890948_4657e915a4_qROOTS.  A Tree or plant is nurtured by its roots which absorb nutrients and moisture from the soil in which is planted.  This is the miracle of nature, the miracle of life; seeking, growing, expanding, thriving and then being fruitful and multiplying.  Like a tree, I have roots. When I get back to my roots, I get back to that which feeds me, that which nourishes me.  When the roots of a tree are trimmed, the tree responds.  An expertly trimmed bonsai will result in an exquisite replication of the roots.

My roots may sometimes grow in cramped places. I may get root bound. Or, I may trim what is no longer needed in the roots of my consciousness and see an exquisite result in my life.  I may choose to return to my spiritual roots and be nourished in body, mind and soul.  My spiritual roots are never bound, they are infinitely and unequivocally intertwined with the wholeness of God.  When I get back to this point of origin, to the wholeness of God from which I spring forth and expand, I am nourished, fortified and revitalized.  I find the space to grow and expand.  In the stillness I discover that all that I need, I already am; for I am an expression of God in the face and form of what I call me.  Reaching in to this place of wholeness, I am fed, I am nourished, I am whole and I am free.  ROOTS are the miracle that keep me infinitely entwined with the heart and mind of God.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page. 

A Miracle A Day, Day 90

now.hubbleNOW. In The NOW moment, I take a breath and recognize the miracle of “NOW.”  Free of what has been, assured of what can be, I rest in the NOW.  It is the only, true moment. Everything else is an illusion created by the movement of objects; matter, in a constant state of flux and contrast with the space between which is still and whole, complete and full.  In the miracle of NOW, I breathe the breath of Spirit and see with eyes that see.  I see that all things emanate from this wholeness; expanding, stretching, manifesting, soaring, and then are gently pulled back again to NOW; where Nothing Obstructs Wholeness. 

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page

A Miracle A Day, Day 88

laugh.cc.413214110_a11ac7dfbd_zLAUGHTER is a gift from God.  It is the sound of pure joy emanating through us from the very heart of Spirit. LAUGHTER is a healing miracle, especially when we can let it flow in the midst of challenges.  Just as a good cry cleanses our hearts, LAUGHTER quickly follows healing, renewing and shaking loose any remnants of stuck energy requiring release. LAUGHTER knows no race, no creed, no age.  It is a sound vibration that connects us on the deepest of levels.  Perhaps, today, whatever is going on in our lives or in the world, we can find something to LAUGH about.  As LAUGHTER heals the heart, it also energizes and revitalizes.  It awakens the indwelling powers of strength and wisdom that we might step into what is ours to do and be in a world that aches for transformation.  LAUGH. LAUGH out loud.  Let it be the sound of joy and Divine Love expressing, healing, and revitalizing us as we step forward in our ongoing endeavors to create a world that works for all.

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.  To view the entire Miracle A Day series, visit her Facebook page

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 84

invention.cc.12716967264_0ba3da36ee_qINVENTION is the miracle that transcends convention.  With every new INVENTION, the human experience is moved from what has been to something new.  Many INVENTIONS have materialized in the many millennia behind us.  Countless more will unfold in centuries to come.  A true INVENTION is something original; something that has never been created before.  An INVENTION usually fulfills a real or perceived need.  The INVENTION of the automobile perceived a need for faster, better transportation.  The INVENTION of the refrigerator perceived a need for better food preservation.  What need exists in your mind and heart today and what new thought might you INVENT within yourself to fulfill that need?  A need upon one’s heart is God calling forth a greater activity.  What will you allow God to INVENT in you today?

© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra

A Miracle A Day, Day 82

idea.cc.7650740066_bb5e4ea62b_qIDEAS spark possibilities.  They are a miracle of the mind.  IDEAS, like dreams, access the power of imagination.  IDEAS are constantly connecting us to the divine and bringing the future into the present moment.  An IDEA is a thought that sparks a new way of being or a new way of doing something.  For an IDEA to take hold it is vital that the old way of doing, thinking or being is released.  Without that act of release, the IDEA has no room to peak through or take form. IDEAS are miracles continuously popping into our minds, inspiring us to create something greater than the current experience. God once had an IDEA.  It was an IDEA of a world in perfect balance, populated with spiritual beings that would have creative IDEAS themselves, IDEAS that would be fruitful and multiply.   Open the space for a new IDEA.  Honor the new IDEA of another.  Work together to try new IDEAS and begin to manifest an entirely new way of being.  Right now, this very moment, someone has a better IDEA of how the world can become a thriving, fruitful place that works for all.  Perhaps, we can join together and release the way things have always been to make room for the Divine IDEAS that will carry us to the next phase of spiritual evolution.

© 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