Faith and Trust

Faith and Trust

What is faith?  Merriam Webster defines faith as: firm belief in something for which there is no proof; without question.

One’s faith in God/Creator Source is tested when trials, disappointments and tragedies happen in our lives. The questions of, “Why is this happening to me? What have I done to deserve this?” are often part of ones’ inner dialogue.

Strong spiritual faith is knowing, that somehow you will get through the situation and learn and become spiritually stronger and wiser from it all; that there is a positive aspect to the entire event possible for you to achieve. Often more than just yourself will learn and develop positively from the experience(s). The potential growth is in living through the challenging situation with this knowing. Faith- (Inner strength,) being non-judgmental, discernment and patience are needed.  So is trust.

Trust is defined as: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; one in which confidence is placed.

With faith, (no matter how much or little one has,) is trust. Trust in matters of Faith say, “I know, (in my heart; not always in my head) that I am able to persevere and make it through all that this situations presents to me. I will overcome this. (I might not look pretty or feel good, but I will be able to cope/handle and learn from this.)

Trust is the energetic glue that supports the many aspects of ones’ spiritual strength. You are trusting in your oneness with God/Creator, in your soul’s wisdom to bring you this challenging experience, and your human will that you are making the best choices for yourself (and others) in this trial.

Meditation, prayers, quiet alone time, art and dancing are all tools to help one through these times. Seeing yourself sitting with God/Creator, accepting oneness with the Divine; asking for clarity in understanding the lessons in the situation, potential for growth. Allowing oneself to listen and understand your intuitive messages that come to you. Taking one day at a time, as best you can is all that is asked of us. Remembering to be thankful for all that is experienced; All that you experience.

Faith and trust go together. Faith in yourself is required. Faith is the ladder and trust is the bridge that gets us to greater and greater spiritual truths and development of our souls. We grow through all of our life’s experiences.

Wishing you a summer filled with happiness, sunshine, and peace.

Sending you Love and Light,

 

Elizabeth

 

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Peace Inside and Out

Peace Inside and Out

 

I am part of a small group of individuals who pray together regularly and I make prayer and conscious connection to God part of my daily life; every day—sometimes more than once a day. Whether it is setting aside an hour or just ten minutes; it is a choice to focus deep inside oneself, connecting to one’s soul that knows our oneness with God/Creator Source, and choose to be still with the Divine.

You may choose to “be One” with God/ Creator Source through prayer, meditation and with intentional thoughts.

As you deepen your commitment to these often silent modalities you find yourself more and more at peace with yourself. Recognizing that all in your world is not balanced, and in fact, is out of your control most of the time; you are better able to cope with and see the bigger picture of your life and how we each interconnect in each other’s’ lives.

This greater connection to our soul supports us in becoming more peace filled and compassionate to ourselves and others. As all of life is intimately connected, the more we each are able to positively connect with one another, bringing peace into our daily activities and relationships, we are supporting others through our acts of selflessness.

Through intentional prayers for others, world climate, political affairs, human rights; we may intend and bring peace, love and unconditional love to all life on earth. One’s prayers and intentions have a real effect on the whole of life on earth. We create Peace on Earth one act at a time, one day at a time. We have that gift. There are no greater gifts that one may give.

We are each the Light of God, Creator Source. Some individuals have forgotten this and need compassion and understanding from us to recognize their Light.  May you have the spiritual strength to Be the Light that you truly are, and share it with others for their opportunity for growth.

Sending you blessings of Light and Love,

 

Elizabeth

Silent Action

I received a call from a good friend of mine, I will call her Alice. Alice was distraught over what had just occurred at her last family gathering a few days prior.  Alice said, “…the party was so great; family and a few close friends together, everyone catching up with one another; shared happiness. All that you could want a family gathering to be.”

As the afternoon went on, two siblings, (much older and could have used more restraint),  began to banter with one other, their voices getting louder, their language getting rougher and finally, words and feelings of hostility and tension filled the room. One of their parents came and stopped the wrangling from escalating any further. The bonding and gaiety of the afternoon had been broken.

As a result of the altercation the host said, “… and I don’t want to have them, (feuding family members) to my home ever again!”  Alice and several others decided to leave shortly after this.

This all shook Alice; what if the host really meant it; banning these two family members from future events? Family holidays and parties would not be the same again; and that would only create more division among the entire family.  “I feel so helpless, said Alice; I don’t know what to do.”

I felt for the entire family, I knew them, they are all good individuals. I was quiet for a minute, then Spirit guided me to say, “If you will, pray for your entire family, including yourself. Begin by sitting and envisioning all of your family standing together. Ask God Creator to come and be with all of you, bringing healing to each of you.”

“You may see a brilliant white light surrounding all of you. God’s brilliance/ light is glowing, there is healing, comfort and support for you all here. As this process continues, pray and send blessings to all, as a united unit. Ask for and give thanks for balance, compassion and peace to each of you. On a soul level you will each receive as much or little as you choose to. When you are finished your eyes will open; know that you assisted in a healing.”

Alice said she would do that. When I hung up the phone with Alice, I did the same. After the meditation, which lasted about one hour, I felt lighter and whole, not sad and unnerved as the conversation had left me. I know more focused meditations like this are needed for that family.

We took Silent Action using meditation, intentions, prayer and by sending blessings. No situation is hopeless as we always have a choice in what to do, think, say and how to Be. If you are able to send blessings and healing to others, the earth and humanity could use your support. Please give as you are able to.

With thanks for you and the Light that you are.

Elizabeth

The Strength of Your Being

 

Dear Ones,

Never underestimate the strength, abundance and depth of your Being. You are each an aspect of Creator God— and it is in your forgetting of this that you experience fear, pain, loss and separation from each other, yourself and most of life.

In your quiet times, which one needs to create for her/himself, intend to connect to Creator and your Soul. It is in this conscious connection/unity that you will find peace of heart and mind. Calm, clarity and greater vision/understanding of your life situations and relationships in your life become clearer. Wisdom comes in how to handle experiences and he we achieve personal growth.

Slow down.  Stop.  Become grounded/centered within yourself.   Breathe.                      Connect to your soul.    Connect to Creator God.   Sit and Be.

Stay in this space as long as you are able to.   Be still.    Allow yourself to be in peace.

You are loved and appreciated more than you know.

Stay the course.

Call for angelic support as needed; we are here always for you.

 

With admiration and love,

Archangel Raphael

Life- Living – Spiritual Growth – Transitions

Life — Living — Spiritual growth –Transitions                                             April 2018

The story I am about to share is true, uplifting, and a wonderful example of spiritual growth. Its Soul growth at its best.
We have a quite elderly mother, strong willed, a hands on, in control woman, who demanded a lot from herself and expected as much from her daughter. As an aged woman she still had her full mental capabilities, and her, “need to know” what is going on at all times, of you and the households’ activities. Extremely hard of hearing, communicating with her is challenging. She has been living with her daughter’s family for over six years now. Both daughter and son in law work full-time jobs. Caring for an elderly parent is a mix of emotional and physical work; as those of you who have lived through this type of situation know.
Recently Mom’s health dramatically changed for the worse, experiencing intermittent dementia, and life threatening health issues; their doctor called in hospice.
As her daughter was getting Mom up and dressed for the day, Mom said unexpectedly, “I want to say I’m sorry that I have been so hard on you.”  “What?” asked her daughter, confused by the statement. “You know, I’m sorry that I have been so hard on you.” Stunned, as this statement has never been spoken or demonstrated by Mom before, she replied, “Alright, thanks.”    ” I mean it,” said Mom. “And tell Jerry (son-in law) that I love him, Okay?” Her daughter stood still, her brain was trying to make sense of all that was just said.
As Mom was washing up, she said, “You know how I picked out the clothes for my funeral?” “Yes” replied her daughter. “Well, if you don’t like what I chose,you can decide what I should wear.” Hearing this, her daughter was truly at a loss; confused and feeling deep emotions, these sentiments were foreign to the lifelong relationship she had experienced with her Mother; She almost didn’t believe they were spoken.
From a spiritual perspective, Mom lived a life of being in control. As her soul has helped her to learn/understand that controlling another is not the same as loving them. Mom apologizes to her daughter for her controlling, inconsiderate and demanding treatment of her, she also speaks of her love for her son in law, (and inherent love of her) daughter. In allowing her daughter to decide what outfit Mom will wear to her own funeral, Mom is releasing her reins of control and gracefully gives them to her daughter; something Mom had never done before. Truly a change has taken place in Mom.
Soul growth is when we consciously understand a shortcoming of ours, and with intention, effort and good will (for yourself and others,) change your mind and behavior; letting the old belief go; asking forgiveness is usually part of the actions taken to make amends. Mom’s Soul growth multiplied with those intentions and words that day. Healing took place for Mom; it is her daughter’s free will in choosing to accept or reject the apologies. I believe that much healing is occurring now for both of them.
We each do the best we can each day. May we live more consciously aware of how our beliefs, words and actions impact others.
May your Light shine out onto others.
In Peace,
Elizabeth
 p.s.   Mom passed just three days after these conversations with her daughter. Her daughter is grateful for all that Mom said to her.

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Goodness — not Glory

 

The bible teaches us about Jesus and how when we are faced with many challenges, one’s choice is to be kind or unkind–to another. It is Jesus always turning his cheek and showing his humility and strength, in choosing the high road of compassion and forgiveness to the person; knowing and living the true reason of life here on earth; that we are all connected /one with all of life. That all that we are and do not only impacts ourselves, it impacts others.   Most do not understand this.
The bigger picture is that we are Spiritual Beings; part of Creator/Divine, and that  we have forgotten our divine nature and oneness with God Creator.  Humanity has mistakenly believed that our lives here are meant, to become “some One,” often at the expense of someone else.
We have the opportunity to become  greater souls; caring and loving and capable of forgiveness for ourselves and others.  The bible chronicles the life of Jesus’ with examples of living a conscious life of compassion, equality and forgiveness. Understanding that the bible is a guide, a reference and a support for humanity, is not the end all. It is in our living the examples given to us, that we may develop into a conscious, humane and enlightened human being and an illuminated soul.

Focus

Do you remember how we were all preparing ourselves for the changes that were predicted for 12-12-12? We received new, celestial energy sent to earth from Creator for humanity’s Shift in Consciousness; our, “New Age.”
This new energy enriched so many of us to open – acknowledge ourselves as Spiritual Beings. Early results of this shift may be seen in the mass number of individuals who today are developing and using their given intuition, healing skills, psychic abilities and mediumship, to assist and support themselves and others.
As each of us develops our greater connection, becoming more unified with Creator Source. Our re-awakening and empowerment supports oneself to truly being a co-creator with God. That is our reason for living on earth at this time.Humanity has all of the tools, (meditation-prayer-the angelic realm, guides and Ascended Masters) assistance and support for this next step up in mankind’s history. It is time again to focus.
You may choose to make one of your priorities: what you are creating as your own daily, spiritual practice; connecting to your Divine Self/ High Self? The more one connects to your Divine Self and Creator, you create more of what happens in your life. We are the solution; our light-energy, love compassion and forgiveness heal ourselves and others. We may (create) bring ourselves more joy, love and forgiveness!  What you focus on, is what you receive more of.
Your spiritual practice is what you decide you need it to be. There is no wrong way to create your spiritual practice, so long as you take action.
Today, we are still receiving healing energy for all life upon the earth. Add to that Lightworkers and all those who meditate, pray and bless all life here on earth.
We are each an aspect of Creator Source. We may heal the planet and ourselves if we focus and do our work. The time is now.
2018 is a great year; (let’s focus on that, too!) We have the knowledge, tools and strength on all levels to grow and BE. Success is ours if we continue to trust ourselves; if needed, ask for spiritual help and you will receive it.
Blessings for all that you are.
With thanks for you.
Elizabeth