Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, and Holy Breath

Holy means "worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness, divine, having a divine quality." Spirit means "supernatural essence or being." Breath means "spirit, animation."

God as the Holy Breath acts as the Christ life within humanity. God the Father acts through the Holy Ghost. God the Holy Spirit acts as the universal Christ consciousness or Christ principle. The Holy Spirit is the composite vibration of equilibrium harmony, and balance.

Edna Lister on the Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, and Holy Breath

The Power of the Godhead moves as the Holy Breath, the Father-Mother as One or Holy Spirit, which is universal Christ consciousness, the Christ principle, and the Holy Ghost to become the Christ life within man. The Logos is the Source of all the life that we breathe. ~ Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

God the Father acts through the Holy Ghost. God the Holy Spirit acts as the Universal Christ consciousness or Christ principle. God as the Holy Breath acts as the Christ Life within humanity. ~ Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

You must ascend in consciousness to have inspiration fill your body with every Holy Breath breathed of the Holy Ghost, for it comes only from above. You are now living in His "flesh and blood" because all has come from the same universal Substance, which is a mystery of the Holy Ghost. ~ Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

Preaching sometimes includes prophecy under inspiration of the Holy Ghost or breathing of the Holy Breath, when harnessed to the desire to serve. ~ Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

The Holy Breath is pure Light, but if you color it with negativity, you receive no benefit as it flows through you. You send it forth as dark clouds, or as Light. ~ Edna Lister, Flaming Desire, May 26, 1941.

Faith is the Holy Breath that we breathe. Every idle word misuses that Holy Breath. This you must overcome, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. ~ Edna Lister, Victory at What Price? July 5, 1942.

The breath you inhale is the pure substance of God, but your outgoing breath is how you use that substance. ~ Edna Lister, Secrets of the Hidden Mother, July 22, 1951.

Reach out with mothering love into the eternal Breath of God and send it to him who considers himself your enemy. What you breathe from the eternal Breath will permeate an enemy with just as great success as God has at the Source. Breathe on the darkness and God rewards you by cleansing the enemy, making him part of the original Breath. God fills him with the Holy Breath, gathers and stamps all who have a similar illness with the name and number of Wisdom. The vibration travels around the world, gathers substance and forms it into a mold that Wisdom has planned.

Every breath you draw expands your aura with the potentialities of divine consciousness. With every exhalation, you send forth consciousness permeated with the mothering ray of love. You step from creature to creator consciousness and your spoken Word stands fast. All you need to do is consciously to inhale and exhale, holding in mind that the Mother Love potential cleanses. The Father Wisdom potential fills the world to overflowing. This is the process of miracles. ~ Edna Lister, Secrets of the Hidden Mother, July 22, 1951.

Since the Son Emanation of Joy is the pure Christ principle within us, the Holy Breath you breathe with every physical breath, it follows that to be whole in body, you must live as his joy always. ~ Edna Lister, I Am Joy, 1953.

The bread of life is substance ready to manifest in the world. "I am that bread of life" means Jesus is the First Begotten Son of God; he is called the Holy Breath in the mysteries. "That bread" is your share of the Holy Breath that you consciously accept and express. The real difference between life and death is that life represents activity, while death is static. ~ Edna Lister, The Bread of Life, August 7, 1955.

We have One Foundation, the Source of All Life, and breath, the Holy Breath, is our contact with our Source. Our breath is our identity with God, who has made us in His image and likeness. ~ Edna Lister, Stand, Endure and Hold, Three Magic Words, November 30, 1970.

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Edna Miriam Lister
1884 – 1971
The original Christian Pioneering Mystic,
Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.

Edna Lister

Etymology of holy: Old English halig "holy," from Proto-Germanic khailagas "holy," adopted at conversion for Latin sanctus. Primary (pre‑Christian) meaning was probably "that which must be preserved whole or intact, that which cannot be transgressed or violated," and connected with Old English hal "health."

Etymology of spirit: Latin spiritus "soul, courage, vigor, breath," related to spirare "to breathe," from Proto-Indo-European base (s)peis‑ "to blow."

Etymology of ghost: Old English gast "soul, spirit, life, breath; angel, demon," from Proto-Indo-European base gheis‑ "to be excited, amazed."

Etymology of breath: Old English bræd "exhalation, vapor," from Proto-Germanic bræthaz "smell, exhalation."

Holy Spirit is an absolute principle, rooted in the Logos Emanation.

Holy Spirit is an abstract principle.

Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Blend all my soul with Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.
~ Edwin Hatch


The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

Hatch, Edwin. Towards Fields of Light, "Breathe on Me, Breath of God." London, 1890.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).