Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Today I have another chance to splurge and enjoy the sweetness of life. Today I make beautiful adornments from beautiful jewels. I sing, dance and clap from joy. I love from deep within and I relax in knowing Christ in me my hope of glory and my all in all.
Walk in your blessings today!
In the Living Spirit,
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I am so very thankful to be able to hear Spirit speak to me. I shutter to think what my life would be like without knowing God, relating to God and hearing each and eveyday how Spirit increases and deepens my awareness. No amount of money nor any kind of bling can provide what this awareness does.
For "those with ears to hear"; those who are sincerely interested in becoming familiar with your higher purpose and tuning in to hear the inner message: the message of authenticity that is meant "just for you" - Get Still. Listen to your inner small voice of intuition speak to you today. Be quiet! Turn your attention to the light while becoming more and more relaxed, feeling immersed in, and embraced by the silence. Be still and know that the Almighty One that Knows all, is with you. Practice getting still and watch your discernment deepen.
Practice the Presence in peace.
In the Living Spirit.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
God is the only Activity occurring. Remember - "In the beginning God..." [Gen1:1], and "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning [John 1:1]." You and I are entities for the expression of this Activity. What will you express through GodMind today? Will it be from your true-God-begotten Self or from that which others tell you that you should be and/or what others may expect of you? Will it be from your agreement with God that you "can do all things through Christ which strenghthens you"; Christ being the awesome power within you and all humankind to achieve and express excellence. Ask yourself today, What is my mode of operation? Give it deep and serious thought.
We are "the divine idea" ever expressing and unfolding the excellence that our Creative Source is, in and through us. May we keep remembering, (realigning with and reconnecting in mind) with this truth. Be still and know...God is I Am! May we turn our minds entirely to God always for instruction, for health, for provision, for companionship, for deliverance, for Life - indeed for All.
God is the only Activity occurring! In the beginning God!
"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he
who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies
through his Spirit, who lives in you." (Romans 8:11, NIV)
Ethel, In the Living Spirit.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Anyone can show forth glimpses of short-lived eye-appeal; but a beautiful heart, which extends beyond skin-deep or surface level, radiates throughout an enduring track record with few unattractive snippets during off times. The reverse is also true. Ugliness can be seen transparently through a beautiful external facade.
When we willingly admit, recognize and renounce negative, ugly behaviors and patterns that are to be cleansed from our mental pallette, we are no longer doomed to repeat them again and again. Not until we do such cleansing, can we "hold" with consistency the Truth of our being which is purity, love, and beauty. Then we will experience beauty by radiating it in all areas of our lives. This kind of beauty transcends appearance and becomes likened to a most brilliant gold-dust in every facet of our lives--God-dust.
"...What matters is not your outer appearance--the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes--but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in" (I Peter 3:3-4) The Message.(c) 2010 Ethel Russell-Ajisomo
Monday, June 21, 2010
I love words, word origins and phrases. As I was skimming through different pieces of literature one day, I decided to look a bit deeper into the origin of the Latin phrase, 'carpe diem'. Noted in the Phrase Finder on Google, I learned the phrase is " 'Usually translated from the Latin as 'seize the day', or sometimes as 'enjoy the day, pluck the day when it is ripe' ".
One of the weekly messages received from Jewel Diamond Taylor, dynamic Public Speaker and one of my self-appointed mentor's, inspired me as follows on the subject:
"This is a day and week you have never seen before. Open the
present of life God has given you today. Seize the moment, seize this precious day. Do not waste it.
Get moving. Be thankful. Be focused. Be productive. Be mindful of who and what activities get your energy and time.
Remember to refer to your things-to-do-list. This is one habit that has saved me time, energy and money. If your list is out of sight, it's out of mind and most likely won't get done.
As you let go of the "woulda, coulda and shoulda", you will have more energy to make the most of the present called today. If you can learn to shake off the stress and drama in your life, you will have more energy, faith and peace to move forward."
"God bless you and stay in the Light." ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor
Jewel Diamond Taylor is author of the books "Shift Happens", and "Too Blessed to be Stressed" and others. To connect to her website click the followiing link: http://www.donotgiveup.net/
If this message inspired you feel free to leave a comment and by all means share it.
Mold your day your way!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day!
To all of the fathers, father-figures and surrogates as well, we celebrate this day that God has made and given us all the choice in which to relish. Let's do so with a loving heart that forgives mis-takes, re-takes and just plain "unknowingness"; with a heart that embraces and cherishes the the God-given role of strength, lovingkindness, and guidance including discipline and integrity.
I was thinking about my father who has made his transition. I began to grow more appreciative and glad as I allowed the divine spirituality of my father to seep into my awareness. We dance, we laugh, we converse richly now. This is something which may or may not have occurred when my daddy was still in his physical form but it happens every time he comes to my awareness now. Glory! I begin to thank Almighty God for the many things I continue to learn from him.
It dawned on me, this is what I truly want to remember and how I want to interact with everyone. Unless we are doing our spiritual Christ-transforming work, we often come into contact and interact with one another from an externally-driven mode of expression whereby we model less than genuine and lower than loving intentions toward one another. And even then it still may be hit-or-miss depending on our level of understanding and frame of mind in the given moment.
We are to worship Almighty God in spirit and in truth which comes through our discernment and we will experience godliness by allowing God-essence to shine through our delivery of beingness. So I say Namaskar: I behold the divine in you. I know it is there because it is the image of the Creative Source and Architect of all Humankind. Anything else that may show forth teaches us to continue to unite with our Spiritual essence to keep seeing more of God within.
Happy Father's Day everyday.
In the Living Spirit,
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am not referring to the illusion of love that the world tells us we should have; you know the kind that has conditions which make us think "if you love me then..." no, I mean that love of God within which tells us how to love ourselves so that we truly value ourselves and all other spiritual beings; the kind of love that loves just because it is love and it knows nothing else but love. Yes, we are heirs to that kind of love which helps us to see the divine in everyone in spite of their faults, outer appearances and/or actions.
This does not mean that we have to say anything or do anything to, or for anyone as a matter of fact it does not make us feel that we "have" to do anything under obligation. Love is freeing. And when we allow this true love habitation we find ourselves saying and doing loving things, including things which may not seem so warm, fuzzy and comforting but they are said and done from an intention of truly wanting the best for someone else simply because we value ourselves as opposed to feeling self-contempt or self-condemnation.
When we allow Love Its way, we will do and give freely from a sense of pure gratitude and thanksgiving for simply being a purposive part of this ever-evolving universe. It takes self love to erase insecurity brought about by thoughts of envy and jealousy. Insecurity is fear-based and there is no love in it. And if there is no love in it-it is a lie and there is no truth in it; Not only is there no truth in it, but there is no substance in it. Because God is Love and God is Truth, God is that which stands back of and under anything of substance.
Rejoice in the fact that we no longer have to grasp those lies and illusions that came from our mental and spiritual dis-connection with our Source. When we take our minds off God and good...we suffer in lies and illusions. When we get back in the flow of allowing real LOVE to guide us, we experience more pleasant thoughts and bounty from the blessedness of being in oneness.
So I challenge you to STOP reading right now for 5 minutes and allow that genuine, "inner-GodLove" to emerge. It's already there operating and desiring to operate and express even more fully with our continued recognition and abiding. Breathe it in and actually feel the connection. Let this Love guide your mind, heart and deeds for the next 5 minutes following the connective experience. We have no idea as to what 1 moment or 5 minutes in love will bring to ourselves or to someone else. If we act from love and with loving intention then that is all that God requires of us. (Romans 13:9 "The commandments...are summed up in this one rule: " 'Love your neighbor as yourself' ").
Now click the link below to watch this video and have a blast loving.
KarmaTube: Give Love - MC Yogi
Much love to you all.
in the Living SPIRIT,
Friday, June 4, 2010
"When one does not think for oneself, the mind becomes filled with not only one's own dark and deadly putridity; but conjoins with other peoples' ignorance, and the self gets lost if not buried." Neelie
Monday, May 31, 2010
As we contemplate on the Creative Source of Life the answer begins to manifest through our every expression. To contemplate means [to view or consider with continued attention, to meditate on]. You see, we can do nothing of true importance without acknowledging the Creative Source, irregardless as to what we name it. We can do nothing without the Creative Source because we are nothing without It.
Our growth is the projection of our private devotion. What are you entertaining in your thinking--in your mental realm? Think on the qualities of life that you want to experience such as beauty, love, joy, peace, integrity, wisdom, poise, abundance, sharing, kindness. These are some of the attributes of God the Creative Source and Substance in which we have beingness. This means we must be in the flow or on the same page with this Energy before we can activley and consciously participate with the Will of our Source with any regularity or consistency. We must learn everything we can about the QUALITIES, and ATTRIBUTES of God which tells us exactly who we are in miniature individuality. Our growth and maturity in the Living Spirit depends on our daily practice of oneness. Contemplation on our oneness with God is our daily practice and brings forth our daily bread which in turn delivers our provision.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Treat yourself to this refreshing interview with one of the world's most valued and enlightened spiritual leaders. A brand new global paradigm is upon us. Learn from a most brilliant expression of divine consciousness as to how to live a more fulfilling life of abundant good. To learn more about Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith and the Agape International Spiritual Center click on the link to their website: http://www.agapelive.com/
Thursday, May 6, 2010
True value is not about how we adorn or embellish ourselves with gems and glittering gold nor silken threads all suited up for the greatest of compliments. As a matter of truth, the best threads and the most brilliant shine comes as a result of the purification bath that we must take often - that of ridding negative, greedy, rigid and putrid thoughts and ill feelings from past experiences and situations from our minds, from our thoughts and from our feelings; which result in showing up in our behavior. Holding onto these kinds of thoughts and feelings promote the moral corruption and acts of disdainment toward one another that we see today and we say that they require healing.
Friday, April 30, 2010
by Glen Jones
Always remember and be sure to make a deep impression in your subconscious mind by stating and believing "I am somebody". No matter what you have been through or are going through right now...take off all of the negative garments that you have clothed yourself with and go back "HOME". HOME is the place within you which tells you just like the Father of the Prodigal son that you are still wonderful and once you come back home you can see things much more clearly. It's a state of awareness. BE AWARE! God the Omni (all knowing, all powerful, ever present and everywhere present) is your source and your sustainer. God will give you options you did not know you had and will make a way out of none you knew of. You are the offspring of that God....now you can say confidently - I AM SOMEBODY! And there is nothing you cannot do when you put your God-essence on the case. Believe in yourself because your Creator made you to be the expressor of genius. We just have to accept it and be about that business.
Love you much!
In the Living Spirit!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Remember You are blessed to bless.
Your mind is your treasure given to the universe in the beginning.
Click the link below:
Death By Advertising - Micah White's Thought Bubble
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
In the movie, The Passion of Christ did you notice, the more Jesus walked and bore the cross the more was heaped upon him. Well, take a good look at your life encounters. Does it appear that the more you learn about who and what God is in, through and as you; the more is heaped upon you and even from those whom we may have least expected.
This 40-day Lenten season has had a significant impact on me this year. I want to share with you a few of the revelations I learned through my experience. Unity Village offered a free booklet for anyone interested in following a 40-day Lenten program for spiritual growth. The title of the booklet, 40-Days to an Awakened Christ-Consciousness, is a tool to help make practical the teachings of Jesus to be applied in our life on a day-to-day basis. I learned that I have to keep pressing til the breakthrough of living the abundant life that I know is within my soul. Each day, I have to know God is with me, pushing me through things that I humanly look upon as barriers but to God are stones for stepping upon and lessons for blessing. I have to keep denying belief in anything other than God as my Source and my Supply in every area I must be willing to listen to the inner small voice to know that which I am called. In doing so I am surrendering my personal, limited will to the Will and the Way of the Living Spirit which knows all and whose way is absolute and boundless good.
It was not only reiterated but burned with mental impression on my mind that in my day to day walk I have to keep up the practice of denying, forgiving, affirmative prayer, and circulating the goodness that expresses through me with a thankful heart and allowing it to be my conscious experience which in reality Biblical scripture in Acts 17:28 calls "being"-ness. This is a day-to-day, step-by-step walk for me so I pray that anyone reading this will become mindfully aware of the Christ Presence which is the divine love within you keeping you standing and moving strong to consciously choose to do the Will of God here on earth.
Happy Resurrection, Rebirth and much Light.
In the Living Spirit,
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
"Immersed in infinite energy and love,
I'm part of the eternal flow of things.
No matter when or where or how I move,
whether on earth with wheels or in air with wings,
I am a part of everything that is,
all that has been or will ever be.
Designed by the dreams of all divinities,
all beauty and all Truth are mixed in me.
Knowing this, I shed my shell of doubt,
till free in the freedom of the Mystic Mind
and linked to laws of love, I go about
fulfilling that for which I was designed,
which is to sing myself and try to share
the loveliness of which I am aware."
author: John D. Engle Jr.
Music of the Soul: Treasured Poems From Unity, page 40.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
“…for in Him we live, and move and have being…” Acts 17:28 – NKJV
Divine Omnipresence is our very life – It is God-Essence in our affairs and in our circumstances; in our vats and in our accounts. It is God in our thoughts, feelings, words, breath and actions. Practicing the Presence can no longer be a wish but must become the habit; we must dwell there. It is a difficult practice to master but we have been given dominion, strength and courage. The constant and consistent forging – gradually advancing in forming and shaping, fashioning and reproducing the circumstances and outward situations of our lives through our mind is the absolute causing power of God-Essence .
The Principle of inexhaustible Good (Father/Mother God) can reign over our entire mind. Let us run to IT for ALL things and count on IT to provide; for IT is faithful. Let our habit or auto-matic mind-set be to become still, humbled to the Power Source that gives us being. Take the time to release all thoughts for a moment, centering attention only on your breath; for at that time nothing else matters. In that instance we come for a vital infusion of living beingness which supplies ideas, images and the wherewithal for an all sufficient download of substance for each day’s functioning. Vow to go through the day thinking on things of and for the highest good of humanity which in turn puts each of us individually in connection with others of like mindedness. And we lovingly begin a romantic interlude with life, in our interactions all the day long.
Affirm: God guide me today in the way that I am to go. I thank you now, for I expect the best.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Only by getting still, and letting go of all thoughts of lack, unworthiness and negativity can we really know that we have all that we need right here in the moment. Take a deep whiff of the Living and Pure Spirit which breaths us all and moves us all and activates ...yes...us all. God does not favor one over the other. We walk in favor when we identify with the qualities and character of our Source. This is the truth of our beingness. The more that we recognize that we are one with God, the more we are consequently fed mentally, spiritually, and physically the Essential Substance that lies back of all life's endeavors.
Yep! Highly favored are we! ... but one has to know who one is to know the favor.
Our charge in life is to plunge into the divine favor that is infinite and all pervasive good. That means, this good is within and all around us. Until we look within and spend some time there, listening to the Divine's inner and personal message to us; we will have difficulty taking the plunge into favor. But, when we get still and listen, we will find that not only are we here to take the plunge, but we are here to do it because it fortifies and blesses the greater good of all spiritual/human beings. We are not here for selfish and self-centered reasons. The whole body is always the concern of the Lord (Divne Law -God in action).
"...All things work together for good of them that love the Lord (the Law --God in Action). But the responsible part of that scripture is "for those who love the Lord and are called unto His purpose" We are called unto a purpose; let us walk by faith in the awareness that our time is now because there is no other time.
Get still, (meditate) and learn of God's purpose for your life. We are here to fully express greatness and excellence which is of our true nature; rather than spew out the lies that we have allowed to poison our minds as learned by the external world. This is what God is - EXCELLENCE. There is nothing mediocre in or about God; only in those small limited minds which are not aligned with Truth and the Will or Way of the Divine Mind.
Come on...get aligned; take the 2010 plunge. We are the excellence of God in expression and in action or we are the expression of a lie. It's all about you! It is our choice as to with what we fill our minds and allow to be expressed through our behavior; either the qualites of Divine Mind or the lies of the world. It is our choice.
You've tried everything else now try God-Essence-within you.
Love and Light always,
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Many people have their specific church related 40-day Lenten programs that they follow; for those who do not, or even for those who may want to experience an additional Lenten tradition, I invite you to join me in a 40-day experience to touch and agree and dedicated to cultivating our true and authentic potential -- our Christ–consciousness. The “Christ-in-me” is more than a mind-set it must become our reality.
It is 2010 and this marks the beginning of a new era and a major change in what I am thinking and feeling.. I don’t know about you but I need a makeover. The year began with a startling but clear awakening for me and many others with whom I have spoken. I have known and said for many years, “If it is to be…it is up to me” but somehow this new dawning is more surreal, almost, as if I were in a dream yet daunting things were actually happening in my experiences.
I know that the only way I can do anything is with God through Christ in me my hope of glory. I have had a major shake-up, which translates in my life affairs as a “wake-up” and filters right down to what I am or am not doing with the life with which I have been blessed.
Prior to the telecast, go to www.unity.org/lent to download the free Pdf copy of 40 Days to an Awakened Christ-Consciousness. The first telecast will begin Ash Wednesday, 2/17/2010 at 5:00pm (CST) and will be casted weekly, at 3:00pm (CST) on Thursdays thereafter until Easter.
To participate by phone Call: (347) 857-3508. (Note: this is not a toll free number, long distance charges may apply) No pass code needed.
“…If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” ~ Matthew 18:19-20
"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live well and be happy!
Ethel Russell-Ajisomo, Min., M.A., C.Ht.
Intuitive Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Trainer
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It is a beautiful, no…simply marvelous day. Well, what is it to marvel about… You might ask; since it is snowing outside and has been since last evening? The roads are slushy and the clouds give an overshadowing appearance. Those effects do not have to change or impact our affect [a Psychological term meaning a feeling, or emotion as distinguished from cognition, thought or action]. That is the marvelous news and the perfected blessing of the day…indeed of the moment. The LORD is our Shepherd, not the extraneous appearances which we sometimes have allowed to dictate our lives. We vow now to stop giving up control and personal responsibility of our thoughts and our feelings to the appearances and outside factors that have no essential meaning or purpose in our lives.
Today is the day that the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Standing in the snow I met one of my favorite people in the world. Tony a city worker who helps us keep the city clean by collecting the garbage each week, not only does his job well, but he does it with the grace of God expressing through every pore of his being. We stood in the snow just appreciating the good in the moment; appreciating the fact that we were outside in this weather, able to feel the cool, crispness and the refreshment of the air that comes with winter and provides a jolt of revitalization in the body. We were appreciating God’s love for giving us the beauty of the snow so white and clean and providing for us the mechanism of a job to go to which helps us pay for the things we want in this physical world. We were thanking God for the ability to see snowflakes and to have one another in which to touch and agree. We hardly see one another because of our work schedules but when we do Spirit meets Spirit. That’s what I call “making true love”. True love making has absolutely nothing to do with sex and if you don’t know that kind of love then maybe the sexual relations you may be having actually have little or nothing to do with love at all. Don’t get it twisted and stop being fooled.
Get Up! Marvel at the day…the evening…your smile! Make God proud that you have been chosen to be in this good day!
Photo taken by Tom Phillips and used with permission.
Photo taken by Tom Phillips and used with permission.