Tag Archive | faith

Love is the answer

         I don’t know if anyone will read this, but I just thought I would write something. I haven’t for a long time. So, my chosen topic is: Love is the answer to all things. I have been told this many times but what does that mean, really? Here are some of my thoughts on the subject. Love has many ways of expressing itself, if we allow ourselves to let it do so. Love is often the motivating factor for making positive change in one’s life. In fact it is the motivating factor. It is the reason people strive for making this world a better place.

         Love begins with self. It comes from within and we express ourselves with love or without love depending upon any given circumstance. Many people are feeling stretched to the limit; these are stressful times. People do not always react in a loving fashion to their circumstances or others around them. They forget their true origins and their connection with their own divine nature. In this world it is easy to forget but now we are awakening to ourselves and our divinity. And still it is difficult to rise above it all and remain our loving selves. We remind ourselves everyday that love will find a way, even when we are not feeling very loving toward ourselves or our fellow human beings. We forgive ourselves and hopefully laugh at our own shortcomings and slowly pull ourselves up out of the quagmire of the world around us. Seeking the safe haven of our own heart and soul and the desires of our soul’s expression. I say this to all those who seek the answers elsewhere. The answers are always within you, no exceptions. You can ask any number of people what you should do, but only you can really answer your life’s questions. What makes a difference in your decision is what you base that decision upon. Sometimes playing it safe isn’t the safest or wisest thing to do. Love will take you places unimagined if you will only let it. Remember, you have wings. Jumping off the cliff might be the right way to go. Sometimes it is the only way. Even as I write this, I feel a little smile come across my face because I know I must choose something extraordinary to do with my life because that is what is within me to do. I have been teetering on the edge with indecision for too long and must choose carefully to make a successful leap into the happier life I seek. I must.

         We let our circumstances dictate to us instead of allowing our own inner truth to guide us on the path to a better way of living. Some are finding things easier and smoother than others. Those that are experiencing difficulty and are aware of their own foibles will wrestle every side of the argument to the ground before doing exactly what was in their heart to do, no matter how crazy it may seem, because it is the right thing to do. Now, there is a lot of love needed in this world. Being more loving to ourselves extends outward. There are so many people in severe circumstances in this world. Humanity is challenged as never before to end war, famine and greed and find solutions to our planet’s distress. This world is sitting on a precipice and we must all band together to renew and protect this precious ecosphere.

         Love must find a way. It is time to remove the rose-tinted glasses and see what is happening and how we must change to enable a sustainable world. It is happening in so many ways but there are still so many destructive forces rampaging the planet that must be counteracted in order for us to survive. I hope that humanity rises above the chaos of it’s own folly and opens once more to what it could be. We must continue to turn the tide toward renewal.

Laughter is the best medicine

OK. Here I am. Didn’t finish the painting of my previous post. So I have to laugh at the absurdity of my life of late. The desire is there, the ideas scroll through my mind ad infinitum. The best ones usually come to me when I am busy with other things, like in the middle of a work shift. When I decide to sit and sketch, they vanish. Great. Full of energy at the wrong times too. Are we having fun yet? I just love the earth changes thing, it’s so much fun.

For you viewing pleasure, here is a painting I did awhile ago.

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I am spiritual, very spiritual. I walk this world with full awareness of spirit and the energy of all life surrounding me. I have been fully aware for 28 years. I have had visions and a certain level of awareness since the age of 4, although I did not become more conscious until I was 25. I have always considered myself to be an upbeat, positive person but these have been challenging times. I think we chose this challenge, every bit of it. I say ‘we’ because I know others who are experiencing the same conditions of reality in the world as we think we know it.

That being said, are we having fun yet?  I am reminding myself and anyone who might read this and relate to it, laughter is the best medicine. Laugh, because it is all so absurd. Smile at your own fumblings and remember it is all of your making. As ridiculous as it may sound, greet each day as a fresh opportunity to take a step toward whatever goal or dream for which you want to shoot. Inch forward, crawl if you have to, but do not give up what is in your heart and soul to do. Remember who you are and the joy of living even in your lowest moments. If you and I can do that then, well, perhaps there is hope for this world.

Love and Light,

Ellen

A Dove and a Butterfly, Soul Portraits and Readings

A dove landed on my balcony three times today when I was preparing posts and doing website updates. This never happened before. It stayed awhile too. Very reassuring. Bidding me peace and letting me know that the universe is with me. It gave me great hope. When the butterfly joined it, flittering around for awhile, I smiled. Yes, things are going to be alright. Faith is a funny thing. This inner sense of knowing that it will all work out and I will be happy with the results. I have worked too hard and too long for anything else. My consciousness will no longer accept anything else. So, it is.

I am attuned to the subtle nuances and signals that the universe sends me. I try to control what I put out as well. That is a harder discipline. I have been on this path all my life and consciously aware of it for almost 4 decades. OMG, is it that long. How can that be? 29 forever, right? Keeping your sense of humor these days is, I think, very important.

The reason I am sharing this is to remind people to pay attention to the little things. Life is sending you signals. Answers to your myriad questions are right before you, within you. Multiple solutions, multiple ways, which way is best is up to you to decide, and then ACT. Who you are is up to you, and you alone.

A wish list:

I wish you peace and joy and prosperity.

I wish for an end to world suffering, and that peace prevail sooner than later.

I wish for a cure for cancer to actually make it out to the market (it already exists). Cancer took my sister, too young, only 56. I know she is still with me, often.

I wish for my friends’ and family’s health and prosperity.

Soul Portrait

I am an artist and spiritual teacher/healer/medium.

I do soul portraits. Each portrait is accompanied by a reading, during which you will receive insightful information from the Masters, angels and your guides. Soul Portraits are available in acrylic on a 16″ x 20″ canvas $350

I do spiritual insight readings as well. $50 for 1/2 hour reading.

For more information visit:

https://artoftheage.wordpress.com

Love and Light

Ellen

Starting again.

I lost two members of my immediate family in the last 2 1/2 years. It began when my sister passed away after a 10 year battle with cancer. A year and a half later, I found myself moving to Florida on a moments notice to be with my dad after my mom passed. I still have my house up north. My life is a mess. All I want to do is paint; it’s all I think about. I find it ironic that it was here in Florida that I began to find my pathway into the art world. I’d been struggling for years to get things going before moving here from western NY.

I have been in Florida for a year now. I found myself painting with a plein air group here in Palm Beach County, which introduced me to some fellow artists and got me involved with the arts community to some extent here. I love being outdoors. I love nature and animals. So I started painting more and found my way into a gallery after participating in a plein air event they had last April. I joined the Arts Arena gallery in October. I was there for three months and hope to be back in again.

I still love doing abstracts and I am continuing to experiment. Some of my artwork is now posted on this blog. Who knows what I will come up with next. Well, that’s all for now.

Gratitude and Faith

Lately, it seems that I have encountered so many people with so many stories of what they have been through in their life. Most of it having to do with health issues and dealing with close family member deaths or severe illnesses. Many have been shocking and tragic stories, others have been filled with hope and a deepened appreciation for life. No one knows how much time they have in this world. It puts things in perspective. It tests your sense of what is real and valuable in life. It makes you get off your ass and do something about the circumstances in your life because, after all, they are inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Just go forward, one step at a time. Have some faith and don’t look back. Past is past and, oh yeah, easier said than done. Do it anyway, eventually the world will catch on, just see it through. Carpe diem. You get the picture. Okay, enough with the cliches.

And so a message from St. Germain: On the subject of Faith
This will be a brief discourse, although the subject bears much longer consideration. We would say to those that live within the world during these extraordinary times, that faith is often necessary to accomplish one’s goals and feed one’s dreams until they blossom into fruition. Faith carries hope, and without hope there can be no new endeavors, dreams or desires fulfilled. Otherwise, why bother pursuing a goal, if only to be constantly dashed upon the rocks of disappointment. Faith, a true belief in one’s self and the Creation to respond favorably to that belief, is evidenced in the action of pursuit of one’s desire until it comes to fruition. There is always hope, my friends, and dreams left unsatisfied tend to, if they are a matter of our Heart’s desire, linger in our psyche until we do something about them. And so we percieve things as we wish them to be, as we hope them to be and act in faith that we will, in fact, accomplish them.

Some dreams require a more diligent pursuit, but if given proper attention and the right circumstances, the dream becomes a reality. That reality is created by the person with the conviction, strength of mind and sometimes, sheer will determination, to see it through. Others fail, often just before bringing something to light, because they lack one of the aforementioned qualities. These qualities are in fact aspects of faith. Some will find this hard to understand. Action alone does not accomplish the goals of the Heart. It takes a manifold coordination of subtle energies to achieve said desire. The world is a complex weaving of energies and within the Grand Tapestry your will spins its web, intertwining itself with other aspects of the web of life, each one striving for new inroads to accomplish what it will. There are always responses coming to you from the Creation. If you pay attention to them you will find a smoother pathway to bring about your dreams, but you must pay attention. Not all things are created with difficulty but those things that are, are often the stuff that makes life worthwhile. They are often the things that are closest to ones Heart. So, walk forward with Faith into the unknown territory and remain open to receive the blessings that life has to offer you. You will find yourself fulfilled beyond measure if you have the courage to walk the path and see it through.
I Am St. Germain