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Believe in yourself

No matter what is happening around you, and what other people are thinking or feeling, trust yourself above all things.  You are the only authority that you need in your life.  Own it.  Own all of who you are, every molecule, every bit of your essence.  Know that you are the Creator of it all, in every action and thought that you are being.  You are the All That Is, and you are One with the Universe.  Accept every foible, every bit of greatness that is within in, and yes, take a good look in the mirror, do you like what you see in your life?  Go beyond the physical and really take a look.  You can change whatever you perceive is not in alignment with your true self.

Love and Light, Ellen

 

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Unfolding by Ellen Eschwege

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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.

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Love and Light

Ellen

A walk in the garden

Yesterday was my birthday. Went to Denny’s for my free breakfast by myself. Had a nice meal, good coffee. Actually, really good coffee. Enjoyed myself despite the circumstances of my life. Considered my options for the day and had the idea to get outside with nature for awhile. So, I went to Mounts Botanical Gardens, a little gem of a place, where butterflies like to roam. I walked and sat and took pictures that I might use in some artwork.

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It was a nice morning, warm and getting humid but that’s Florida. The air was fragrant with the scent of many flowers that, as yet, I do not know the names of.  I prayed for peace. I prayed for the way through my difficulties. I prayed for help. And then I splurged and bought myself a $4 plant to bring me some hope, a Blackberry Lily. Someone told me it gets orange flowers with spots on them. My mother’s favorite color. So maybe she and my sister are helping behind the scenes. I know from where most of my help comes from.

My inner self knows that I will overcome all of the obstacles that have been thrown in my path. Rest assured I will land on my feet. The universe always provides and of course I can fall back on cliché, reminding myself that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I should be able to bench a semi by now.

All I want is to be myself and be appreciated for what I do. I am weary of being ignored. I am worthy of positive attention paid to my work. I can write and I can draw. So, perhaps someone out there will read this and give me the opportunity to be of service. I would like to freelance in art or writing.

After the gardens I met my Dad and his girlfriend for lunch at the chinese buffet. Delish as usual and a nice birthday bag with a bag in it. The perfect purse, just at the right time when the one I was using was falling apart. It gave me hope for a better life and reassured me that the universe has heard my request and is bringing it to me right now.

Then I went to work at the restaurant. I am waitressing right now. I have an MA in Anthropology but have had to work in service industry jobs to stay afloat. Coming to Florida just made it an extra challenge. I love my Dad more than anyone on the planet. I do not regret my decision to come here. So, I had a nice day up until I went to work. It would have been a nicer evening if my fellow coworkers had one shred of a clue how their behavior effected others. I consoled myself with a nice piece of banana dream cake and for the sake of my own inner peace, let it go.

I wish all of you peace and joy in life.

Ellen

Life, Identity and The Path

So, it’s been awhile since I have written. I decided to share part of a writing I received from St. Germain, an ascended master with whom I have had long association.

“Everyone on this planet has the ability and the resources to achieve anything that they wish, for it is all available to them if they would but seek the path. No one is exempt from this very basic universal law. Abundance is, in fact, a divine right and seeing as all is in divine order, even when it appears things are not. Everyone should be in a state of complete security and living a prosperous life. That prosperity is in fact engrained into the very fabric of existence of this planet. It cannot be put asunder so to speak, regardless of what the other side or your media might try to convince you to believe. None of you are ever alone and your needs will be met. Sometimes you must strive to reach higher ground in order to achieve greater abundance and prosperity; nobody said it would all be just handed to you without any work. You still have to do the work. It is just that you must do it with the belief that what you are doing is what you are meant to do. You create your reality and depending upon your own consciousness and what issues you may yet have, you will create what you desire. Sometimes it will come more easily than others.

Knowing the path and living the path may at first seem at odds with the character of the nature of your life. The biggest obstacle for most people is letting go of the fear of leaving the comfortable and heading straight on into unknown territory. Some people have learned to do this adroitly and with general abandon. They love the thrill of the chase, the pursuit of their happiness. Happiness is something worth pursuing, don’t you think? It must be, often, to be achieved. Things will seem easy at times and others they will require more input upon your part. The trick is to keep putting in. Once you get the flow going, there is nothing that you cannot achieve. So, if you have a dream or vision of what you want your life to be, you must grab onto it and begin to create it, everyday in whatever small way, until you achieve it. If you give up, you will never know what might have been. You will know when you are close to achieving your goals. You will feel it and you will push past the last of the obstacles that would stand in your path and you will fly free, soaring to new heights of attainment.”

I have been working with the Ascended Masters and Archangels, consciously, for 27 years. In regard to what St. Germain said, I have found that the more you accept yourself, the more others will too. The more you accept yourself, the more you work at who you are and not what others think you are or should be. You must have a vision of self that transcends the circumstances of your life and allow yourself to Be. We all have divinity within us. We are all creators. We all have dreams, goals, aspirations and certain talents and gifts. Being an individual with certain talents and a vision of life using those talents helps to manifest results in this world. Right action led by the divine within you can help you to flourish.

Obstacles occur, testing your devotion to the dream of self that you would live. Sometimes, persistence is required to see your goals through to fruition. The universe will respond. Keep believing.

Love and Light,
Ellen

Life is art

Ok. So I got distracted by some things the last couple days. The art of life, lately is managing all of the details and things I need to do to create the existence that I truly desire. In many ways I have achieved success but I still have a ways to go. At least I am walking the path, slowly but surely. It seems I have no choice but to grapple with my own demons and wrestle them to the ground. I am more accustomed to getting things done more efficiently and quickly but the last 3 years have slowed me down. I am gathering speed and hoping that the momentum takes me to where I want to be.

I am working on a new painting of a horse from a paint out I went to with the plein air group that I go out with occasionally. Hope to finish that in the next few days.
The point is to keep going with the faith that I know what is right within my heart of hearts. I will find my way. I know many people who are in a similar boat. We all need to help each other achieve more in life and support one another in creating the reality want. Everything is available but you must remain open to what life brings you. Discernment is key and remaining centered and true to your vision of life is crucial. Otherwise, well, I would rather not think of the alternatives. Life can become a drag when you get sucked into other peoples ideas of what reality should be. Stand firm, walk the path and amazing things will happen.

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.