Thursday, November 13, 2014

ORIGINAL



When man makes a demand upon himself or upon the Universe which flows through the self, he is making a demand upon Original Mind and Original Energy.  Thus his demand causes Original Mind and energy to produce certain specific things for him.  Thus is a new creation produced by the same Creative force or Energy that produces all things.  –Ernest Holmes

What makes an artwork original?  Something that has not been done before, I would consider original.  But I think on a more personal level it would be artwork that has been done by an artist who is in touch with and expressing her own unique vision.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

ORGANIZATION



While Jesus remained with the disciples, their faith for the most part was of the same essence as his, but as the years passed and his followers became more and more immersed in objective organization, they ceased to preach the necessity of a living faith.  In fact, a few hundred years later, the Christians were teaching that the early “miracles” merely proved the divinity of Jesus.  –Ernest Holmes

When I am working on a creative project sometimes I make a big mess.  When I am making a quilt, I try lots of different fabrics—colors, experimenting, composing and improvising.  When the design is complete I put it together with thread and sewing.  Then, I embellish with paint, buttons, beads—layer upon layer until it seems to be enough.  It’s not always apparent what is happening, but there is an organization in process that is surprising at times.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

ORDERLINESS



…what do we mean by the spiritual world?  We mean the word of conscious intelligence. The Subjective is a world of Law and of mechanical order; in our lives, it is largely a reaction, an effect, a way.  –Ernest Holmes

I like my house neat and clean and tidy; it makes me feel good.  I like to eat well and exercise as a way of keeping order in my body; this makes me feel good, too.  I like to make lists and set priorities, so that my business progresses in an orderly manner.  I listen to my inner self and I know exactly what to do next.  With orderliness, there is no confusion.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ORDER



The Universe, both visible and invisible, is a Spiritual System.  Man is a part of this spiritual Order, so indivisible united with It that the entire Cosmos is (or may be) reflected in his mind!
--Ernest Holmes

Every aspect of my life is an opportunity to create order.  I create order in my health by exercising and by eating nourishing foods in appropriate portions.  I create order by taking care of my house and making it a beautiful home.  I create order in my work by making great art quilts, and keeping my studio organized so I know where everything is.  I create order by communication with family and friends.  Creating order for myself is healing for all.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OPEN



I know I am now at the threshold of all good, wisdom and Truth.  All the good I can embody is now mine.  I have only to open the portals of my soul and accept that which is ready to express through me.
 –Ernest Holmes

Today, I open the door to peace and love.  I am an artist, but my first job is loving me.  The door is open and I am going through the door.

Friday, October 24, 2014

ONENESS



The man who clearly realizes his Oneness with all good should have strong, clear eyesight!
--Ernest Holmes

Oneness, the Unity of all life is peace, the end of suffering.  It is understanding and communication connecting in integrity and wholeness.  It is infinite balance, equality; the blending of all things into Universal Peace, World Peace, Life Itself.  There is no separation, no war, no resistance, no beginning, and no end forever and ever in infinity, eternal light, eternal Life.  Forgiving; Hearts and Hands, creating, building Bridges.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ONE



…in spirit, man is One with God.  But what of the great Law of the Universe?  If we are really One with the Whole, we must be One with the Law of the Whole, as well as One with the Spirit of the Whole. –Ernest Holmes

I am one with the Universe.  I am a part of nature. I am one unique human being.  There are billions of unique humans on this planet; at least it appears this way.  But there is only One Life.