The Miracle Before Your Eyes
by Patrick McAndrew
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Patrick was the manager of a bustling, chaotic high-end restaurant, working himself to his wits end. One night, he served a drink to a long-time customer. That drink would change Patrick’s life path forever. Broken and seeking answers, he was guided to the lakeside on a beautiful summer day. As he sat in silence, he was led down a path of life’s deepest mysteries, which ultimately revealed the miracle right before his eyes. His path of awakening had begun. With willingness and openness, Patrick shares his mystical experiences. As he allows insights to unfold, his mind and heart open to further mystical experiences that weave through the fabric of our lives. Join him on his journey.
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For ministers and licensed teachers this book could be 18 prewritten lesson based on Universal Principle with new and unique stories that reveal the ways of Spirit in a personal and profound way. It could be the basis for a fall or spring class series. The book is Biblically based and soundly founded on Unity teachings.
Table of Contents
“The Mask” -- A Veil of Darkness
No Evil: You’ve Got To Be Kidding!
Clinging to the Rocks
Lessons in Manifestation
Touched by God
Seventy Times Seven – Means It’s A Process
Life is Like Floating
Lost On A Country Road
Hold the Oregano Please!
The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like An Onion
River of Life
Five Simple Tools
The Kingdom of Heaven is Like a Kite
Rev. Patrick's Bio -
at least after his mind opening experience
In 1986, Rev. Patrick had a “coming home of the soul” experience when he walked into Unity in Chicago for the first time. Within a year he was synchronistically guided to Unity Village, where he became engaged in Unity's Spiritual Education and Enrichment Program. This was due to the inspiration and insights of Ed Rabel and Frank Guidici who provoked him to jump into the program with both feet. “I knew was being guided by Spirit, but wasn’t really sure where it would lead.”
1989 when Unity in Chicago moved to Thome Ave. he was offered the opportunity to teach a “What is Unity Class,” and he found his soul’s calling: to study spiritual truths and share It’s wisdom. Also in 1989 he was led to go to a workshop called What You Can Feel, You Can Heal, presented by Dr. John Gray. This workshop provided Rev. Patrick the opportunity to do some very deep soul work and provided the foundation for Rev. Patrick calls Conscious Living. The information tied very well with what he was learning through Unity Spiritual Education and Enrichment Program.
Rev. Patrick applied to ministerial school and began studies in 1995. Rev. Patrick graduated from Unity’s Ministerial School in 1997 where he received the James Dillet Freeman Award as the ministerial student who best exemplified Unity Ministerial Consciousness. After graduating from Ministerial, Rev. Patrick had the opportunity to attend the Educational Institute in St. Louis and studied Maieutics with William Dols. Rev. Patrick blends this unique way of studying the Bible with his deep love of Metaphysical Bible Interpretation, which causes a Bible story to come to life. It has also provided him the foundation to see that most inspirational movies like Star Wars, or Avatar, or the Butler have within them a deep roots in spiritual Truth.
Since his graduation from Unity Institute, he has served on the Licensing and Ordination Committee for Unity Institute for 10 years. He also served the Field Licensing Committee for 10 years and has mentored three ministerial candidates through this Unity Worldwide Ministerial Education Program. He attended Unity Executive Institute in 2002; Be Peace Workshops in 2008; and the Art and Practice of Living With No One Against You in 2009.
Rev. McAndrew holds a BS degree in Psychology and Business Management from James Madison University and has 21 years of managerial experience: 11 years in restaurants and 10 years in the transportation industry.
Rev. Patrick wears many hats at Unity Spiritual Life Center, in Oklahoma City, where he has served as minister for the past 14 years. One of the most noteworthy is that he leads many of the Spiritual Education classes at the church. Having passion for the Truth, Rev. Patrick uses humor, creativity, imagination, and references to television, movies and cinema plus his own personal experiences to illustrate many of the lessons. Rev. Patrick is noted for breaking down passages and restructuring them in a way that "speaks to you and be clearly understand" resonating from inside to the out.
Rev. Patrick has had many spiritual mentors along the way, the most inspirational were the Rev.’s Mike and Sara Matoin (Duncan) and Sallye Taylor. Others include: John Shelby Spong, John Gray, Aman Motwane, Ed Rabel, Frank Guidici, Janet Manning, Edwene Gaines, Rocco Errico, Dorothy Pierson, William Dols, Jean Houston, Gary Simmons, Jerry Jampolsky, EJ Niles, Robert Brummet, Michael Beckwith, Pat and Jack Barker, John Savage, Bill Easum, Mary Manin Morrisey, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jean Houston, Barbara King, Jon Mundy,
His favorite authors are Eric Butterworth, Ernest Wilson, Joel Goldsmtih, Imelda Shanklin, Myrtle Fillmore, and Emilie Cady.