What if the ART of ALCHEMY is LOVE?

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Is the vibration of LOVE simply the coherence of creation?

We so often confuse the word Love with only being in a romantic relationship. What if the true meaning and vibration of Love is the energy that surrounds our planet and is actually the power that ignites creation. We all know that it’s our heart to heart connection that creates unity. But what if LOVE is a higher co-creative force, while pro-creation is perhaps an unconscious reproduction.

And back to the notion of being in a loving/romantic relationship, we could actually view everything we connect with as being in a loving relationship. The nature of our relationships can vary depending on how much we value them. Even the level of LOVE we express for our vocation/purpose powers our creativity.

We are what we share and what we love…

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We have access to this powerful source of energy at all times, yet we can be fearful of it.

The frequency of love crosses every area of human existence. We either love or hate our family, our friends, our work, our home, our business, our hobbies, our heroes, our lifestyle, our creations, our country, our environment, and our planet.

We do seem to express what we love and hate frequently. But what if it’s LOVE that sustains our planet, the universe and us?

Perhaps GOD is simply LOVE and that’s why we’re hardwired to create heartfelt connections with each other, perhaps it’s in our ability to create high-quality coherence, which actually creates more LOVE, more LIGHT more GOD.

What if we are either in LOVE, which equals LIFE/LIGHT or we are in FEAR, which equals DEATH/DARKNESS.

This reminds me of how we are often very fearful of being in LOVE or losing LOVE. My distinction is, it’s not Love we are fearful of, but rather it is our fear of LIFE/LIGHT. For some it is easier to exist without love, light, life or God; whatever we want to call it, than fully connecting and committing to a frequency that just maybe sustaining the entire universe.

I have adopted a new mantra of late, which is ‘I Love God First’. And here is how I feel whenever I say it to myself.

  • First I feel instantly connected to a source that loves me.
  • Then I feel able to like myself and other’s a whole lot more.
  • Next, I feel confident that only good things flow from this feeling.
  • Followed by an instinctive knowing that this feeling, in fact, creates more LOVE.

Perhaps the result of creating gold in the process of alchemy is simply the perfection of Love, inner and outer, the divination of matter and human.

This idea is certainly not strange to any artisan or creative person. When we undertake the process to create something, we establish a new connection, a new love, as it were, and from that, we desire to create perfection. In order for it to be expressed, we must Love it and become one with that which we Love.

This “becoming one with” is what alchemy is all about. It is the symbolic formula of transformation. There needs to be a surrendering of the Self and a surrendering to the Love of what you wish to be a part of. There is always a level of suffering, purification and separation from the ego-self that must occur, which is the central message… ‘The ART of ALCHEMY is LOVE.’

The ART of ALCHEMY is LOVE, demonstrates the science of the Soul that results from understanding the nature of God, the nature of Nature, and the nature of Human Beings.

This is what the Magic Ones, the Holy Men, the Saints, and the Shamans have been saying and doing for thousands of years.

Perhaps they have been putting together formulas that generate the POWER of LOVE but calling it something else, religion, special magic…etc.

The Truth is we can all contact, connect to and create this amazing power; LOVE.

As I said before human beings are hardwired to generate this miraculous force; Love. Perhaps the ancients were absolutely right from the start, when they said, “We must love and acknowledge our source first, above all else.” Sounds logical to me, acknowledging the source from which I was created makes perfect sense.

So, if I was created by a force that is powered by LOVE…, of course, I am going to love that source first, it’s what keeps me alive for GOD’s sake… and literally for God’s sake.

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Elizabeth Ellames

Participating with Purpose

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Life presents us with so many competing demands that any thought toward a larger purpose gets lost in a storm of “but how”. Our days are consumed by chores: taking care of our body, our family, our job, and our possessions. We talk to people without really connecting and remaining spare time often dissipates into our favored distractions.

The meaning of any act no matter how small is derived from having a purpose. But we tend to lose touch with the purpose of what we do. We often fall into the routine of details, not relating to how the job serves society. We respond to the needs of the moment or the day, letting the opportunities of our life just slip away.

A spiritual path though aligns us with the great purpose of the universe.

Although we remain only dimly aware of that purpose, something tells us that when we practice being present, do our prayer/meditation, practice compassion and actively seek wisdom, we simultaneously serve both our own purpose and a greater purpose. The truth of purpose goes even further; one could say that the Creator is the purpose, a profound mountain of purpose behind the cosmos, a purpose that creates and sustains the universe and us. Through our spiritual practice, our creative work, our acts of love, kindness, peace, and responsibility, we participate directly in that great purpose of The Most Sacred And Holy One.

Are we connected to our purpose while standing in line at the checkout? We need to feed our family, be kind to others and be fully present with people, so I guess the answer is yes. Living with intention connects us with a greater intention; the Creators intention, which is where we find meaning, this includes the meaning of each moment of our life. Participating with purpose brings about a confidence that what you do matters, that your inner work matters beyond yourself. Participating with purpose brings with it a happy and meaningful life.

The Spiritual Purpose of Life

In the sixteenth century Isaac Luria a renowned Kabbalist used the phrase Tikkun Olam, usually translated as repairing the world; this is the correcting and transforming role of humanity in the ongoing evolution of consciousness. Luria taught that the Creator created the world by forming vessels of light to hold the Divine Light. But as the Creator poured the Light into the vessels they shattered and tumbled down toward the realm of matter, the lower worlds. Thus, our world consists of countless creations of the original vessels, which are entrapped with the holy sparks of Divine Light. Humanity’s great task involves helping the Creator by freeing and reuniting these scattered holy sparks. By helping in the raising of these sparks back to the upper worlds, we are purposefully participating in divine restoration.

We meet similar concepts in other religions. The Christ; know as Jesus promised to return with the Kingdom of Heaven and encouraged people to prepare through love, wakefulness, and charity. In Buddhism, the Bodhisattva vows to forgo final liberation until all beings have been freed from suffering. The Gnostics held that a spark of Divinity resides entrapped within the soul of humans.

These concepts encompass both outer and inner work, both service to society by helping those in need and service to the Divine by liberating the spark within us – The Light. It’s learning to add value to the world through our generosity of spirit, and finding heaven in our heart. As we are, the Divine spark lies hidden beneath our layers of egoistic self-centeredness. That spark of light is our true value, through which Divine Will flows toward us. By pursuing spiritual inner work to strengthen our soul and purify our heart, we grow more able to bear that spark without shattering. The work of transformation and building of a soul creates a sound vessel for the Holy Spark, which then returns that spark back to the service of “The Most Sacred And Holy One”. Working to perfect our self and our soul through serving society, we contribute to the perfecting of the world. This is our creative expression, duty, and our calling as human beings. To contemplate and enter the process of repairing or perfecting the world, we need to understand the concept of the world. All the major religious traditions present a hierarchy of worlds or levels of being, from the one we ordinarily inhabit to the ultimate world of Divinity.

For example, the worlds are Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Celestial. Beyond all these is The Most Sacred And Holy One; the Creator, the Boundless and Absolute. Each of the worlds corresponds to a progressively higher level of cosmic energy that relates to the levels of one’s soul.

  • The Physical realm utilizes the energy from which the soul can grow more.
  • The Emotional realm is built on conscious energy, the basis of awareness.
  • The Spiritual realm works with creative energy, which is brought to life by the Light.
  • The Celestial realm, which is Divine Purpose, brings with it the energy of Radiant Love, which forms greater coherence with the Most Sacred And Holy One.

The basic principles are that the seeker pursues spiritual practice to transform his or her being and rise through the levels of the realms/worlds, to bring his or her own will back to Divine will, while opening a way for the higher energies to flow down to this world, and thereby advancing the great process of restoration.

For millennia many spiritual masters have sought to serve this process by meditating on, and opening to the higher energy of Divine Love and Light this is the Light of the Radiant Self. They allow the Light to spread through them as if sitting in its midst and draw the Light down for the Earth, for life, for their own soul. The possibility of opening to the Divine Light stands within reach of us all if we are prepared to do the necessary inner work.

For those who can, yet another possibility presents itself, with a pure heart and a quiet mind, the person creates contact with Divine Light and raises the Light up into the Radiant Self, then offering the Light to the Creator in a sacred act of service, which is hidden (Higher Chamber) in the higher worlds. Only then does the person open the channel for the Light to flow down through his or her soul into our world. The idea of Divine Restoration places spiritual practice at the heart of this epic unfolding of the universe: it is the evolution and spiritualization of creation. With each small act of kindness, with each moment of being fully present, with each effort to see, cleanse, and integrate our inner life, with each heartfelt prayer opening to the higher energies and the higher will, we build the new world and serve the Divine Architect.

In conclusion, the outcome of the whole process remains uncertain because of the nature of free will. Truth is though serving our planet and fulfilling our highest destiny really does matter. Our personal inner work does, in fact, make a difference. If we can raise ourselves to the station where the Divine can see and act through us, then we complete the momentous work of restoring at least one part to the Whole. This story of Divine Restoration helps us discover a vision of unbounded meaning; it gives purpose to perfecting ourselves, perfecting the world and creating a genuine connection with the Creator.

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Elizabeth Ellames

Mastery vs Mediocrity

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Good morning Living Goddesses,

As you know I love to share, so I thought I would share this piece again written by Stewart Emery. It is one of my all time favorites, which I heard for the first time back in 1991. His words resonated with me then and still do today. So, so true…

Mastery in our careers (and in our lives) requires that we constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary. Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits. For most people, it starts with technical excellence in a chosen field and a commitment to that excellence. If you’re willing to commit yourself to excellence, to surround yourself with things that represent this excellence, your life will change.

It’s remarkable how much mediocrity we live with, surrounding ourselves with daily reminders that average is somehow acceptable. In fact, our world suffers from terminal normality. Take a moment to assess all the things around you that promote you being “average.” These are the things that prevent you from going beyond the limits that you have randomly set for yourself.

The first step to mastery is the removal of everything in your environment that represents mediocrity, and one way to attain that objective is to surround yourself with people who ask more of you than you would ordinarily give of yourself.

Didn’t your parents and some of your best teachers and coaches do exactly that? Another step on the path to mastery is the removal of resentment toward the masters. Develop compassion for yourself so that you can be in the presence of a master and grow from the experience. Rather than comparing yourself to (and resenting) people who have mastery, remain open and receptive. Let the experience be like the planting of a seed within you that, with nourishment, will grow into your own individual mastery.

You see, we are all-ordinary. But rather than condemning one’s self for their “ordinariness,” a master will embrace that ordinariness as a foundation for building the extraordinary. Rather than relying on their ordinariness as an excuse for inactivity, they will use it instead as a vehicle for correcting themselves. Its necessary to be able to correct yourself without invalidating or condemning yourself and others ­ It is best to use the results of the correction process to improve upon other aspects of your life.

Correction is essential to power and mastery.

Mastery by Stewart Emery

 

What is your Purpose Pitch?

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Have you ever wondered what makes a great Pitch? 

It’s PURPOSE!

A Purpose Pitch is created out of a passionate, creative, soul-stirring script that you share when someone asks that ever-present question… “So… what do you do”?

As many of you know I am a raving CONTEXT QUEEN, because I believe that context is the most important step in getting clear about your Life Purpose. I can’t stress this enough, because without it nothing really fits, whatever you are working on or forming must have a crystal clear CONTEXT that can confidently support whoever you want to be or whatever you choose to create.

But it can’t be like the old style elevator pitch… No Way! (boring/phony) Today your pitch has to be alive with the very essence of who you are.

It literally has to be born from your Spirit!

We now know that fully understanding your own story can build an effective personal brand, because it highlights your strengths and value as an emerging influencer.

Your ability to Dream, Create, Feel and Live your vision lives or dies on having an authentic Purpose Pitch that inspires people to think differently.

Here is my Purpose Pitch….. I love helping people connect to the value of their own STORY; their brand, their purpose.

Because that’s what I do best. I also love to partner up with people who practice adding value… through demonsrating trust and cordial collaboration.

Here is my personal formula –

My gift is… I see the Truth

What I love to do is… Conceptualize ideas spontaneously and effectively to reveal that truth, through a process of pattern recognition and trend forecasting. 

And what I am here to correct and transform in world is… Mediocrity, Mendacity and Misogyny  

It’s pretty simple I know, but that’s my Mission for sure… just let me do that and I am indeed one happy bunny. And sure, it does take a bit of discipline to arrive at that level of clarity, because it’s all about your habits, your daily practices and where you place your attention that counts – these are the things that affect how successful you are at meeting your Life Purpose.

If you set goals and then continue wasting your time on stuff that doesn’t matter and not moving your life forward… your dreams simply cannot come true. You need to birth them and that takes regular work on yourself, along with commitment and real dedication to your vocation.

Living Attributes Typology – encourages you to stay on purpose and create some new habits that will help you get to where you want to go in your life.

Unite Your Light WOMEN – at each community event, we focus on a particular “word and its meaning” and we always have a 2 min Purpose Pitch segment to participate in, along with the valuable face-to-face connecting with other like-minded women.

This is a great way of seeing if your Purpose Pitch connects with people. You begin to see what works and what doesn’t work, while still being in a safe and supportive environment.

But that’s not the only reason I want to enroll you in this amazing community. I am encouraging you to be part of my story, because our world needs amazing solutions in so many areas — economic, social, and environmental and that’s only a few.

It’s been my experience that I learn more about who I am and what I have to offer when I am in community. And have witnessed the same in so many other women. The simple act of sharing your authentic self with others builds trust, clarity, and unity around your life purpose.

Unite Your Light WOMEN – is a wonderful way for women to form valuable community connections… Somewhere to join with other women to be supported, celebrated, valued and empowered.

If you would like to know more about joining us… 

CONTACT ME TODAY

TEL: 040 330 9696

elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

Elizabeth Ellames

Creator of Living Attributes and founder of Unite Your Light WOMEN 

 

To the Sacred Mother Goddesses…

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To you, My Beloved Sacred Mother Goddess – I ask that you make people smile, for amidst their misinterpreting of My Truth they may become bitter. Through your desire to honor people and through your care, you turn their eyes back to me. You will touch many lives and offer them balance because you know that there is often frustration in every life. As a Sacred Mother you are all giving; you will be the gift of Abundance.

You are the one who brings balance through your caring and intuitive nature. – I ask that you use your Light and use it well.

Your Animal Wisdom – Your beloved and trusted companion is the Turtle who will teach you to be careful in new situations and to be enduring in reaching your goals. Turtle will also teach you to take things slow, so it gives you time to figure out if you need to protect your self or forge ahead. She will also teach you to be adaptable to your environment so you can find the balance within it.

Your Angel Ray is the Three Holy Mothers – I also give you The Three Holy Mother. Find a generous heart my child, and their Magenta ray will find you. Know there is enough for us all. For, Mother Earth gives generously to her children and it is up to you to find a way to share it. Splendour their key, honour their crown. A caring nature is your path – may your path, magnificent one, be a satisfying adventure. My Dear Sacred Mother Goddess your Persistent Obstacle will be to overcome the habit of feeling Inadequate, balanced by your True Quest and Light Law of Plentiful, which you will fondly live and promote.

And for your good work, I will afford you the Lacing Laws of Abundance, Honour, Caring, Satisfaction, Balance, Splendor and Intuition.

The Eagle

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The Eagle archetype shows us that people with high ideals need to be able to spread their wings so they can reach for the stars. Eagle brings the gift of clarity of vision. As long as we follow our intuition we will be heading in the right direction.