I live my bliss by doing activities that I really enjoy doing, and by being in a place of conscious awareness and JOY! I sincerely believe that Joy is the highest measure of success, and it is my Passion to be in Joy and to enjoy life. I know it’s not always easy, especially when life shows us what seems to be contrary to Joy. I do my best to trust the process, get out of the way and know the Truth that all is well and will be well. My intention is to remember that what is in front of me is my Divine appointment. I am grateful that I know the power of Shifting off of what is not wanted and Shifting into better-feeling thoughts and Intentions. Tapping into Spirit each morning is an important way to set the tone for the day.
My music is really a ministry, and I have studied and loved metaphysics and Truth principles for years. It has been a way for me to follow my bliss, and when I am in that place of co-creating music (or anything), nothing feels better. Much of my music has come from a very dark place, and that is the double-edged sword of being an artist. Hell, as a state of mind, is where many people find God. So when I am in that place, I am usually isolated and thoughts begin to come to me in rhyme and rhythm. I may be feeling low, but I know the Truth, and I know my Intentions and what I want, so I begin to affirm this. This automatically causes me to feel better and better. I now have new material that is uplifting and the creative process takes on a life of its own. It is a way to remember to trust and know that all is well. My songs and projects are magical in that way.
This is a long story that I recently put on my website. I wrote an article a few years back entitled “Faeries Are Gathering,” and for anyone interested, please go to the link at www.elainesilver.com/id42.html. It all began in Northern New Jersey in the early ’90s, and it came at a very powerful time. The Faeries have brought me fun, joy, creativity, prosperity and a way into “adults’ hearts” through their children. It has been quite a ride that I am still enjoying!
In terms of authors, I have worked along side of Alan Cohen many times beginning in 1997. He is the one who encouraged me to look into Abraham-Hicks, my most powerful teacher, to date. Other greats include Wayne Dyer, don Miguel Ruiz, Marianne Willaimson, Deepak Chopra, Barbara G Walker and Neale Donald Walsch. Here are a few endorsements:
“…a wonderful compendium of love and sweet songs by one of America’s most talented singers.”
-Barbara G. Walker, author, The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Also, as the “Folk Music Queen of New Jersey,” a title bestowed upon me by George Kanzler of the NJ Star-Ledger, I have worked with many great Folk performers, including the following, which is a small smattering:
Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Willy Dixon, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Jorma Kaukonan, Leo Kotke, Doc Watson, John Prine and many more.
What guides you spiritually?
What continues to guide me spiritually are the following:
My connection with Spirit on a daily basis
New Thought and Ancient Wisdom Philosophy
My Intention for conscious awareness
The ability and desire for shifting to better-feeling thoughts
Kindred Spirits; my family of choice
The Passion Test is about getting clear about our intentions for our lives, and putting our attention on these passionate and most important desires and intentions. It has helped me and others stay open to what is and going with the Flow of life. It is about allowing life to unfold, and for me in particular, it has helped me to be aware of any tension that I have used in the past to make things happen. This behavior ultimately cause exhaustion and depletion and I am a perfect example of this. I am so glad that I have gained this distinction for myself, which is really teaching me about trusting and knowing all is well.