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, December 20, 2009

A New Song

God's unfailing love causes us to sing a new of happiness and personal responsibility. The joy of the Lord (the Law of being) instills a love and enjoyment of life in me and in anyone who captures the vision and allows the reality of God to express through them. I desire the goodness and richness of God for all people and I pray for those who do not know joy, to right now be struck by a bolt of shear, unadulterated Love which can only be issued through the Spirit of our merciful God of Truth, Life, Love, Wisdom, Power, Beauty, Peace, Joy and the like.

There is a certain joy in practicing responsibility for our self. It is real freedom and It means we have to do what it takes to make our life work, blaming nobody else for anything but moving onward and Spiritward. If in our doing, we recognize that a power greater than ourselves walks with us and empowers us each moment to do whatever it is that we have been given the "choice" to do; then we know it is imeperative and wise to recognize this energizing Force as much as we can and every chance we can. Walk with God and know God walks with us.

Be anxious for nothing. God is always at work; inspiring and delighting in all that will allow the Living Spirit to show forth through their character. Doing so reflects glorification in truth, peace, beauty, joy, and wonderment. Keep releasing that which does not glorify the truth of God which is also the truth of each woman, man and child. Be still and know God in you. Sure we all have such to release but Christ in us is our hope of glory and we are made to achieve victory. Let's Honor God's gifts inside of us.

To all eyes reading this post, I not only wish you joy; I pray it in the Living Spirit and trust in the Power that can make it so.

Love and Genuineness,
Rev. E.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

La! La! La! The Melody of Friendship Blossoming

This is a message from an inspiring spiritual connection, and praying partner with whom our friendship is blossoming and to whom I sent one of my favorite tunes.

Dear Ethel,
Thank you very much! I deeply appreciate this gift, but
more than all...our spiritual connection.
The meaning of music is
not to be found in a music book.
To find the meaning of music, we have
to listen to music -and even then,
we may not be able to put its meaning
into words.
Music has a meaning that words are often inadequate to
Frienship is like music.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Indeed our spiritual connection is the most valuable friendship builder and stabilizer. First, it is our knowing and then holding to the truth within that helps us all overcome the divisiveness caused by petty, hateful, envious and fear-based lies that we have accepted about ourselves and others.

When we learn who we really are as divine beings; and hold to the truth that we are all offspiring of the one and only Divine Creative Life Force, we begin to understand that all any of us has to do is to get still and tap into the essence of God within us.

We can then realize that each one of us are here for a magnificent reason and that we are the channels throug h which the glorification of God is to be and can be expressed; that each one of us is here to express the divinity from inside of us. Then the need to fret or fear being upstaged or downplayed by one another can cease to exist because in reality there is no reason for reality it has no purpose. However it will continue to exist as long as we keep thinking that we are separate from our Creator and therefore separate from one another which cultivates divisiveness. Let's refuse to partake in the games of divisiveness and affirm the ever-loving, all-wise and ever-embracing and uniting power of divine Love to teach us who we are as loving children who are created for one purpose -to channel divine energy, but having multiple jobs and responsibilities which are to be represented through each one of us.

God is purposeful. May we learn what we need from one another to move on to higher levels in our understanding and awareness to consequently show forth love and plentitude in our demonstration of the wonderment of life.
Blissful blessings always in all ways desired,

Rev. Ethel

Saturday, November 28, 2009

1 a.m.- Tom Braxton

Just in a mode of thankfulness I listen to the sweet vibration that comes through the divine expression known as Tom Braxton. Hope it touches you as deeply as it touches me and we all can relish in the goodness of life this moment; in the name of real love and causing us all to know ourselves in a more loving way. When we love ourselves on the real, we can love others genuinely and freely. Love one another as God loves us is our instruction.
Blissful blessings in the breeze!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Marcus Miller - Higher Ground [Live Leverkusen 2007]

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes! It is such a glorious and wonderful blessing to be enabled to appreciate the possibilities in living, moving and having our being in the Creator of higher ground; which means we were made to succeed and keep moving into greatness. Keep moving on Peeps in the glorious power of the Living Spirit of the Omnipresence of God.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Genuine YOU!

Claim nothing that is not true of your real self - your Christ-Self. I keep hearing people talk about "my diabetes, my arthritis, my ....". Quit taking these experiences in as if they were family members or good friends. Be very careful as to what you claim for yourself because it will show up on the screen of your life ready for full expression.

Claim what is true of your real self. Study your Bible and sacred texts; and meditate or listen to the Holy Spirit - indeed the Living Spirit within you to know what is true of you. Then boldy be that genuine YOU!

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Live, Laugh and Love Well and out Loud,
In the Living Spirit.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Sometimes it does seem hard to get through situations; and more difficult still is trying to know GOD is with us even through the hard, dark and even ugly and disappointing situations. But when we LOOK UP, by changing our perspective from “half empty to near full” we see GOD in the midst and we can GET UP and move beyond the current circumstances.

We learn that there is value here in what we are going through and that we are being lifted to higher ground. The circumstances are happening to give us golden nuggets and answers to move into better options and up to higher standards. We begin to see that it's an experience that we're going through and therefore a change will come because experiences don't last forever; that this too will pass, unless we keep holding onto them and to the emotion to which we gravitated.

Hold onto GOD PRESENCE and gravitate to LOVE. When we recognize that the Presence of GOOD and MERCY and HOPE is alive and with us right there in our goings on, we begin to come up out of the hole. Recognizing the Presence of GOD leads us to see good in the midst, and, doing so gives GOD the glory.

When we glorify GOD-the Generous Giver in the midst, victory spills out, splashes forth and blooms all over, in and through us, lavishly. GOD’s giving is priceless. Oh-h-h yeah-h-h, I can feel this. It's joy…hope you can too? We need to know GOD in all we do to flow with the ALMIGHTY POWER which makes us productive and makes us who we are.

Search your heart. Think for yourself! Listen to and feel your own inner nudging which is loving, good and nourishing; then you’ll know it is of GOD because GOD is beyond good. Selah baby!

Smooches and Hugs,
Rev. Ethel

Monday, October 26, 2009

HOPE! See the Possibilities and Fly!

As I was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning I was inspired to write this message. The words, "See only the possibilities and fly" came to my mind. Instead of allowing reasons why we cannot, should not or have not done what we aspire to do to infiltrate our mental screen and absorb our attention; let's be caution of what we think and to what images we allow to remain in our mind's eye. I urge you to visit the blog, Read the post entitled "Reclaiming Great Relationships" and view the video under the author's post entitled "No Fear, No Doubt, Just Fly!!!"

We become what we think about consistently; so think about exactly what you want to experience. Each one of us is being pulled and pushed by the Universal Upward Pull, that I know to be GOD--the Life Force in action. It is what we are here to do. Life is always urging our best--the best we can be in each given moment. First we must develop a loving inner relationship knowing God as our true nature. From that point we begin to see that it matters not what someone else is aspiring to do because they have been called to do their own specific work just as each one of us individually has been called to do. We begin to see no need for insecurities nor envy; that nobody else can do what each of us has been called to do. We begin to see hope for our lives, therefore eliminating mindless bickering, fighting and senseless killings. I believe where there is light (health and hope) there is peace, prosperity, constant becoming-ness and joy.

Without doubt, I pray that this will "JUMP START" your moment and PROPEL you into this Good Day being more of who you were created to be.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Become Inspired! Eliminate Frustration

Here is a message sent to me via email which I found very helpful. I hope you find it helpful too.

Every time you feel frustration, you have an opportunity. You have the opportunity to create positive value out of a negative situation.Frustration is an unmistakable signal that things could be better. And though you may be completely unable to change the outside circumstances, at the very least you can change yourself for the better. Instead of becoming mired in your frustration, let yourself become inspired by it. Know that your frustration is pointing you to some positive, valuable action you can take. That action may end up bringing great value to thousands or even millions of people. Or it may simply be a positive change in your own perspective, which is also of much value. Frustration is indeed unpleasant, and that's how it gets your attention. Yet once frustration has your attention, you can quickly move away from it. As soon as you feel frustration, look to find the positive value that is surely there. And a whole new world of possibilities will open up to you. So go ahead, use it to your advantage
by Greg Palmer

A personal acquaintance who sent it to me:
Nancy Peebles-Moore
Fabulous Realtor
Coldwell Banker West Shell

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Divine Empowerment!

When you know that Spirituality is your nature; that you are a spiritual being, then you can see, and feel the power and presence anywhere including many other major religions. See if you can relate to this Bahai prayer. Think for yourself and use this prayer in the way that Spirit guides you to do so or not.

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affiars in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.

- 'Abdu'l-Baha

Monday, September 7, 2009

Notable Quote

"Every time you open your mouth......

you speak your world into existence!

What you SAY is what you GET......

what you say and think about yourself......

what you believe about yourself......

determines every thing that happens to you!"

Peace, Love, and Prosperity
Bishop Xavier,
Rev. Ike Ministries

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spice Up Your Life!

I am thankful for the power that God is in us: causing us to think, feel say and do -indeed to be. I am thankful for the gift of choice which empowers us to choose things which we desire more of and things that add value and meaning to our lives.

Choose you this day...where will you dwell in your mental world? Which path are you walking? Which words are you speaking? What thoughts are you choosing to direct your actions? Have you made a choice as to what you want to experience in this adventurous journey called life on earth? Are you choosing or are you allowing others to choose for you? These are just a few questions to spice up your life.

But with all diligence keep your mental gaze on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely and things that are of "good report" instructs Philippians 4:8; for when we do this the God of peace is with us

Peace be with you.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Go For It!

Emerging from the Baby Boomer era and from an acculturation which among many mental and behavioral patterns, included my having learned to delay my good. I learned to keep or use certain things for "special times" or to wait to use my goods and/or nice, newly purchased items for "special times or special events". I began to find myself asking "when am I going to live my life ...? what am I waiting for? Isn't everyday special? Times have changed and continue to evolve very quickly. If we are going to apply ideas and live out our dreams, there can be no waiting. We must tend to the business at hand...the business of living our dreams and aspirations.

There is no such thing as "playing catch-up"; it is simply start where you are and go for it. If you value love, then love with all you know and with the real love you feel allowing the Master within –your ChristSelf to guide your thoughts and emotions. If you’re going to add more play in your life then add play into your life daily, weekly, monthly as you are spiritually guided. In all things be divinely guided from within (from the indwelling Spirit) and trust that God is working all things for good.

Let us continually break and release (forgive) the old patterns that bind us to things which no longer serve our higher good; for if they no longer serve our higher good individually--they definitely do not serve the greater good of all humanity and the Spiritual fabric of this universe. sings: It's a New Day! May we be responsive to and within this new day.

Go for it!

Amen! Amen!

Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

If It Befits You; Say I Do !

Acquaint yourself now with your true nature within by getting still and listening to who you really are. Then behold and embrace what you hear. If it does not deliberately create injury or harm to yourself or for others then follow-through. The truly loving things are usually the most difficult to do; requiring that we think for ourselves rather than simply follow the crowd for fear of being ostracized, left-out and sometimes even worse.

Being left-out can be a blessing, especially when it is not befitting of your unique and loving Self. Sometimes being left-out gives us information as to who is not deserving of the character we have allowed to diligently emerge and know as our Authentic Self. Don't try to force what the Divine Mind is leading you away from.

Be still and know God is at work in, through and behind the scene. If the person, place, or situation in question is befitting of and mutually respectful of who you are; then join in, if not, simply pass on by, release it or love them from afar. The Master Teacher, Jesus said to "knock the dust from your feet" and singer Curtis Mayfield said "keep on pushin'". Everyone whom you know cannot maintain a place in your inner circle; nor you in those with whom you think you may want. God's time has a way of telling us and showing us why.

Be Still! Let God's Process work things out with, for and through you and everyone involved.

Selah! I heard it through the divine vine.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ever Wonderful!

Take time now to breathe in the love of God and reacquaint yourself with the good in your life right this moment. Know that you are blessed [favored with well-being, good fortune and abundant pleasure]. Know that you are made in the image of the Creator and Inexhaustible Supplier. Selah!

Because we are blessed we respect ourselves as well as others and do not have to take on the negative emotions of jealousy and resentment etc.; instead we can now choose to be a blessing to others - be it one or several others. Our choices determine our self-confidence and our uniqueness or lack thereof.

In this awareness, we bless as we are intuitively and lovingly led to do so. Those who really know they are blessed are mentally strong enough and spiritually mature enough to encourage, compliment, and even cooperate with others as opposed to being a hindrance. They do not have to be the center of attention nor do they have to put others down or degrade anyone else in order to make themselves appear bigger or better. They also do not have to fight over supply because they know that there is always enough for all, that they simply must turn within for their own proper way to be given to them from the Higher Authority. We are blessed inwardly first which exudes outwardly and spills over into our life, relations and affairs.

We all, each and everyone, are special and unique!

Take the time now to meditate on these things if it resonates with your soul.

Be Blessed and Breezy in the Blissfulness that God is!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fait accompli

A fait accompli is a thing accomplished and is presumably irreversible. My sister and I recently completed a marathon in Seattle. I completed the half marathon (13.1 miles) and my sister completed the full marathon (26.2 miles).
This was such a victory for me because there were about 10 hills (major inclines) throughout the course. I had always had a mental block concerning hills. But each hill gave me a greater sense of acceptance, value and understanding. My faith was strengthened and deepened with each step I took. I grew closer and closer in Spirit and in motion to the ever living and ever loving invisible OmniPresence of Good that exists and causes us to be.
We are made in the image and after the likeness of extraordinary Power, Intelligence and Love. And our acknowledging and appreciating this truth is expressed by being the living testimony through our actions, behavior, deeds, thoughts and words.
It is true our personalities must be Spiritualized; and mine unequivocably proclaims "I am a God loving person". Let us all Know it, follow it and live it with all of our being.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Apex We Are!

We are not here to live second best. We are the apex in the uniformity of creation the ones made in the image and after the likeness of the "All" "Mighty" and "Infinte" "Source" of "Good and Very Good". Why on earth would we accept or give anything less than the best? I'll tell you is because we are dying trying to separate ourselves from our divine Source; trying to be something and someone we are not. We are the expressions of the One universal God --the Creative Energy Intelligence which is our, Good, Love, Truth, Joy, Beauty, Wisdom, Peace and indeed our all and all.

Be Breezy in Bliss!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is your day; Master It!

Command every moment of this day by filling it with thoughts which lead, direct and drive you to the good that has been prepared for you from the beginning of time. Each thought you think and each emotion you feel are recorded subconsciously to direct you either into your bliss or away from your bliss. Choose this day whom you will serve: your Christ-mind or your worldly illusion-filled ego. Your Christ-mind or Higher-self is that in you which is one with God - the Divine and Creative Source. Master your day by letting your "Son-light" shine. Choose to let your inner light of love, wisdom, beauty, peace and joy shine by taking it one step, one act of kindness and one day at a time.

Although 1 John 1:5, (NLT) tells us, "This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all" this message is not for those who are inspired from the Christian belief alone; it is a universal message.

Whatever you believe that eternal good within you to be...behold it and let it shine through. When we allow it to shine through then we express it in unique and wonderful ways when we speak to and of others, in our thoughts of others, and in our interactions with others. We cannot help but receive the benefits of the love that is being channeled through us individually because we are the conduit for it to occur; however, we must behold or embrace and embody it for it to be true for us with consistency. Master your day.

Be Blessed in Bliss by the Power of the Best!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Your mission is your message.

No more getting into the gutter and colluding with the others who really do not take their life's mission seriously. Climbing into the figurative bed of lowering our thoughts and energy level by gossiping, complaining, griping and speaking ugly, negative messages to show someone that you want to be their friend or to be affiliated with them in any way is not indicative of the exemplary unique and powerful individuals that we are created to be and therefore truly not worthy of developing relationship.

Go forth into this good day continuously marking your territory with and leaving a path of greatness. What we repeatedly think about, gets bigger and becomes our experience. Magnify the good and wonderful things that you want to experience and see your mission boldly unfold with excellence and truth of which you are destined.

When we begin to make our truth known is when the dynamics of living life with boldness begins. Not everyone will agree with you; in fact there will seem to be no more colluding under the guise of "friendship" or "group affiliation". Stay the course and own your truth; be yourself for nobody else can represent who you are and what you were uniquely created to express.

Good day!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Love The ONE you are with!

The ONE and only source of the universe is our providing source of all attributes that we allow to be ex-pressed (pressed out of) through our actions. Love is the very essence of the ONE and therefore all efforts from us to withold love are futile and cause disharmony.

Let's Be still! Take a long deep breath and rest in the comfort and peace of our divine-ness. It is this love joined with wisdom which makes us who we are. What that means for each of us is different and will show forth uniquely in our actions. The key is to know that we are made of LOVE-substance when we begin to feel threatened by thoughts of unworthiness, lack, self-doubt and not good enough. Turn within and take a deep breath and drink in the true essence which keeps us on our purposeful path. A-h-h-h-h! Back in harmony.

Taking a drink of love may show forth compassion, kindness and order in our undertakings with ourselves as well as with others. Ponder this at least once a day if you feel just a flicker of truth from this message. Meditate for one week on this affirmation "I am Love and compassion emits from me". Send me an email as to any revelations that you may want to share.

Thanks for taking the time to read and share with us today.

Blessings abound and you are one of them!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Who or what's driving you?

Who or what's driving you? Is it the fresh goals of the day or the stale leftovers from days gone bye which constitute the clutter in our lives? Is it the Living Spirit within you - which is unfolding your true mission or is it the rants and ravings and personalities of others who have no idea and could care less as to what your spiritual vision is or is it your Authentic Self which requires us to be still and listen before expressing?

Take a moment now to get quiet by taking a deep breath and focusing on your breath. Then silently tell each muscle in your body to be still. Just listen to the stillness and gain peace in the moment.

As you begin to cut away the external chatter of others and release the internal chatter that we have allowed to lodge within our minds; the Inner Knowing voice will become recognizable. This is our Spiritual connection to our Creative Source which gives our life meaning and has called us to purpose.

Take the time to get to know the Living Spirit within. It is waiting to guide us to our very best life.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Live deeply! Live boldly!

This is your life! Live it deeply and live it boldly. You have been called to live it with genuine and specific purposes. Nobody else can live the purpose in which you are here to express. Sure someone else can perform the jobs you have done but nobody else can express the qualities and characteristics that are intrinsically yours; otherwise we would all be exactly alike - clones.

Give thanks now to the Universal Creative Source - God, the Good Omnipotent - for your innate divinity and the ability, fortitude and inspiration to ex-press all that you are made to be.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Breathe and Be!

The weekly e-affirmation is :
As I inhale the wholeness of Life in this moment; I am recharged, revitalized, refreshed and filled with gratitude!

As we live in the eternal is-ness of this moment, which is all we have, all we know and all that we are; let us become mindful of and comfortable with the real Self that is not our physical body but mentally and spiritually is deeply behind our body and is in fact projecting our body and the activities, events and objects into our world of affairs.

Just breathe and take a moment to acknowledge the divine Presence that is causing you to feel what that breath is providing - all that we are in this moment.
Blessed always!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Good emerges from within us.

The Spirit of God or as I experience It - the "Living Spirit " is constantly guiding us and directing our lives. It supplies us with the content for our daily lives. When we but get still and listen we will hear the inner voice that speaks into our mentality and nudges us with images that will provide the instructions to fulfill our day; if we choose to perceive it as such. Listen and begin to see, and feel the goodness that is waiting to emerge from within you. It is God's good pleasure to give us the kingdom. Accept it now.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Live Well! Live Wonderful!

Today is a vibrant day. It is a vivid, after-the-rain kind of day. The sun shining brightly awakens the early morning. My meditation in the stillness of the abundant and plush ideas creates a new dawning and more release for me. A mighty new wind is blowing. For those more concrete in their thinking let me pose this conceptually; the mighty new wind is a new way of thinking and living. It is the way of "just being present" and feeling utterly comfortable in the skin I am in, in this moment. It is a great day to be alive; using wisdom and love to guide each experience.

Several times throughout the day, Stop! Breathe deeply and set your focus on a sight of beauty while Listening to the stillness of the moment, then go about your day celebrating, living well and living wonderfully.

Now let's give thanks for this perceived moment for it is that which keeps us seeking and dwelling in more of the same.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Take Care of Yourself

Today is the day that was made for us. What we do in this know, what we fill the day with is up to us. Adventure is great! Imagination is wonderful! Rest is a blessing! Only you know what you need and only you know what interests, energizes and nurtures you. Take the time to indulge in those things. Stay away from people, foods, substances, places and situations which drain your energy leaving you feeling uncared for.

Relax and rest when you know you need it. Exercise regularly. Feed your mind and your body more and more with nurturing thoughts and natural energy sustaining foods ad beverages.

Don't expect anyone else to do it for you because nobody else can. We are the only ones who know what we need at any given moment. By taking the responsibility for our own lives and our own dispositions, we take an active stance in healing and beautifying the world. We begin to live from a deeper perspective and we have more authenticity to share.

Here's to a magnificent day! Take good care of yourself so that your true caring nature extends into all that you do.

Blessed always in all ways.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


It is a good day! Rejoice, express your best self and be glad in it.

What a great day in the essence of life.

The essence of life is within us each and every moment. When we can look up, way beyond the circumstances within the situations we have created for ourselves; we can realize the unearthly and super-powerful substance that not only awakens us but energizes and magnetizes us to that which we place our attention and efforts. Focus on the positively good purpose for your life so that the characteristics that you begin to attract are those which you continue to nurture and express with joy and with the ease and speed of The Living Spirit.

It's a good day! Let's rejoice now!