1: to lift up or make higher: RAISE
2: to raise in rank or status
3: to improve morally, intellectually, or culturally
4: to raise the spirits of: ELATE

Source: www.merriam-webster.com


Elevate (v.): late 15th century, “to raise above the usual position,” from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevarelift up, raise,” figuratively, “to lighten, alleviate,” from ex-out” + levarelighten, raise,” from levislight” in weight (related to: lever). Sense of “raise in rank or status” is from c. 1500. Moral or intellectual sense is from 1620s. Elevated was old slang for “drunk”.

Source: www.etymonline.com


“Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.”

Denis Diderot (1713-1784, French philosopher and man of letters, who served from 1745-1772 as chief editor of the “Encyclopédie,” one of the principal works of the Age of Enlightenment.)

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“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, and historian)

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“The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.”

Marina Abramovic (b. 1946, Serbian performance artist based in New York, best known for her provocative works, which employ her own body as both subject and medium)

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“The role of a clown and a physician are the same – it’s to elevate the possible and relieve suffering.”

Patch Adams (b. 1945, born Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams, American physician, comedian, social activist, clown and author; founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971)

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“The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.”

Dorothea Dix (1802-1887, American educator and social reformer, whose devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to the widespread international reforms.)

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A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.”

Ellen G. White (1827-1915, prolific author and American Christian pioneer; along with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders she helped co-found the Seventh-day Adventist Church)

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“Would the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be lead to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.”

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850, aka Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate)

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“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Staying conscious, present, and aware takes great effort.  It also takes the daily construction of a spiritual practice.  One doesn’t become conscious by intending to be so.  It happens through sincere and earnest devotion to one’s life.

Enjoying the journey and distracting oneself from focusing on one’s preconceived destination will elevate one’s life and also enhance one’s vision and direction.  The work is in the tapping in and balancing of Universal Flow.

Down the line, one can then observe one’s progress and the fruits of labor, which will entail the slow and steady rise of one’s energy, thoughts and spirits, which will ultimately exude further confidence in one’s truth, physical strength, and intellectual capacity.

Soul elevation is not about being flighty, airy, and ungrounded.  When one ascends to new heights one can simultaneously ground and deepen one’s energy chord, where one can participate as a divine conduit between Heaven and Earth.

One will then be able to emit and radiate more light.  As a light emissary one will elevate and be elevated by others.  This is a beautiful cycle of Life’s exhale and inhale.

In addition, an unexpected quickening of high vibrational transformation occurs through collaborative efforts and partnerships with others. Salvation is the personal responsibilities of those who seek it, and we are much stronger when we seek it together and when we give each other the keys to unlock our own doors.

Fellow sojourners, may you elevate the eternal beauty and bliss in one’s life.

Written with Love, Tonya




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