Inspiring word!

"The light of God surrounds us. The love of God enfolds us. The power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are God is." Author: James Dillet Freeman

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year of Exuberance 2016

I am so glad not only to be alive but to be vitally alive. I think,
I move, I act, I choose, I run, I see, I understand, I love, I laugh, I touch, I believe, I eat, I drink, I sew, I play, I work, I rest, I do, I ...!

It is my sincere prayer that we experience and therefore emit more joy, laughter, and peace. May the blessings of our heart and mind cause an instantaneous, rambunctious, and eternal splurge of unprecedented and unstoppable JOY. May you receive it completely throughout your mind, heart, body and soul! Go ahead, put your toe into the pool.

Let us keep life moving with ease. May our pace be guided with the clarity of revelation so that our ideas are energized and fueled by purpose.

In the Spirit of Exuberance!

Ethel, In the LivingSpirit

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Glory and Honor

Give glory and honor to God today with your highest praise. If you can move your body, give a movement just for that power within you which makes it so. If you are able to give a kind word, look at someone directly in the eyes and show, speak, nod or smile your truth - which is love, for without it we would be scattered and dispersed throughout space. At times life is hard but when your heart is redirected back to the Master's Way and you are given yet another opportunity to smile no matter how much knowledge or money you have...  YEEE HAAAA! .... YES! There it is - the true meaning of life. Love yourself unconditionally so you can love someone else with no strings attached. Smile because you have a reason. Laugh because you want to and dance because you have yet another opportunity. Today...right Now is what you have to work with.

With your highest praise give glory and honor today! Sing a new song out loud, smile at another regardless as to what they may think about you. Own your walk, your talk and your thoughts which are no better nor any less than anyone else's; but they empower YOU! It is a good day - it was made good because it was made by God: Universal Good. Tap into it. Connect with the good in this day and give praise.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day. To all fathers and those who have had to accept the role, may your day be blessed and may you continue to let Love be your guide. 

In the words of one of the most musically accomplished and highly acclaimed recording artists, Earth, Wind and Fire
"Father open our eyes that we may see, to follow Thee. Grant us Thy loving peace and let all dissension cease. Let our faith each day increase. Open our eyes!"
 Those who do the best they know to do realize that it is enough only when unconditional love is directing their path. Love will reveal the right technique for each particular child, but without it, all of the techniques in the world amassed together will make no difference. 

Fathers may you experience the joy of life's outreaching and ongoing capacity with its tremendous strength, vitality, abundance and discipline. May you be blessed spiritually, mentally and physically so as to know your path clearly and with peace.

Much love to you.

In The Living Spirit,

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

In every way here's holding love and joy for all mothers and males who have accepted the responsibility of a giving, embracing and protective role of a mother; yet one which teaches and continually nudges the child into real life undertakings.

How beautiful you are mothers!
Love and Grace,

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
Take  moment to focus your attention on the excellence of the universe. How wonderful it is to know that we are a part of the wonder and the glory. It is wonderful to know that  we are the very specific and integral part of this excellence responsible to bring all parts together for reverence. We are here to honor the beauty, intelligence, and nature of the Universal Creative  Plan. It is our purpose to shine the creative spark within and to do it from our inherent inner base of love, beauty and kindness as the spreaders of light that we are.

I send this Easter message to all who are going or have gone through life's many toils and snares, whips and lashes, bumps and bashes. Life just keeps bringing us to the crossroad where we come face-to-face with our Creator. It is mighty good to know that we are not alone and that we are made to endure. We are more than conquerors and that we are built to move through circumstances which cannot last and will always change. May you move through life's transitions with the strength and faith that Jesus the way-shower taught. Meditate daily and merge with our Essence to bathe in the inner fountain of truth, purity, luminescence and blessings as we continue shedding and sloughing off the dead cells what we no longer need to express our loving, true and genuine character.

Love and blessings!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Perfection is Being True to You

The most perfect that we can be is being exactly who we are created to be...Our true selves! Rather than trying to imitate others or fill media and/or celebrity objectives (which is suicide), we must learn who we are and become clear about our own intentions so that we may grow and develop our inner desires. Then and only then will we trust ourselves to unfold with grace while experiences condition and polish  our inner glow and shine of integrity.   Being your unique self requires every ounce of energy and all resources that you possess. Each of  us is an unrepeatable idea of perfect substance. The perfection is already within us and empowers us to continuously move through daily options and making choices that best fit us spiritually, physically, socially and mentally. True perfection is being comfortable being "Yourself", anything else is a tedious job in futilty, working at being something that someone else has defined as perfect. There is nobody else like me or you and therein lies the perfection. Be truly and perfectly You!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

To Wonderful Mothers

Mother's Day is the time to recognize and celebrate the Divine Feminine Energy which loves and nourishes and gives. It is a time to be grateful for the guidance that comes through our Mother figures which constantly tells us to "check ourselves before we wreck ourselves" whether we choose to take heed or not. The Mother figure who takes on the many risks to provide a way for us to grow and develop, regardless as to whether it causes awkwardness or even hardship to herself; her mission to nurture and protect is blatantly obvious. Today we recognize and salute her stately demeanor.

Love, respect and gratitude MOTHER!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rise in Me! Easter [Resurrection] Message

This is the message I shared with my family during a weekly Lenten practice. This is a song written by Rickie Byars-Beckwith of the Agape International Spiritual Center. It helps to keep me strong, focused and true. I pray that it comforts, stirs, uplifts and empowers you.

"Creator of the universe, how great YOU are,

YOU guide me and inspire me to be wonderful.

Creator deep inside us all,
YOU lift us up every time we fail,

YOU guide us and inspire us to be wonderful."

It is my ever-affirming prayer that your Easter was joyful and caused great awakening as we continue to live, move and have being in the very Substance that is GOD! that is Divine! that is Holy! that is Loving! that is Wholeness and therefore Healing! that is Beautifying! that is Peaceful and therefore Harmonizing! that is ever-present and therefore within! that is ours.

'For in Him we live and move and have our being'
As some of your own poets have said, 'We are His offspring.'    Acts 17:28 (NIV)
Only out of GOD does the world take form.
Love, peace, joy and beauty be with us all as we allow the same to express through us, as us.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great Day in The Presence!

May we recognize the love that is everywhere, around and within us as we move through this week interacting with one another. Let us remember that as children [offspring] of God, we are all of the same Divine Source, none any better than the other but absolutely unique and splendid in our own sameness and differences, which in all actuality are made to complement one another. 
It is our gift back to Life; just as when we inhale our exhalation immediately gives back. Let us constantly remember and choose to act accordingly to our true nature rather than like wild creatures without intelligence, guidance or love.
Remember! We are divine beings!
Great Day!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Be Encouraged...May We Walk In Love!

1 Corinthians 13:4-10
"Love is long-suffering and kind; love does not envy; love does not make a vain display of itself, and does not boast,
Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not its own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
Rejoices not over iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is imperfect shall come to an end." 
(Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text- Lamsa)
4 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears." (NIV)____________________________________
"Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded)." (AMP)