Friday, February 5, 2016

ALL-EMBRACING


Unless there were a unifying Principle of life existing as One all-embracing Mind in which everyone lives and everything subsists, then we could not recognize each other.  Indeed, we could not be conscious of living in the same world.  This Mind in which we live is at all times independent of any individual action on our part.  We are in It and It flows through us, but It is always more than we are.

I embrace myself; I embrace all of my life the way I am and the way it is, as is.  I embrace and accept everything about me, positive and negative, all of my faults and all of the good stuff, too.  I embrace the situations and circumstances of the world and all of the people in my life. Everything is Spirit and Spirit is All-Embracing.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

ALLOW


Now you are ready to prove your principle by allowing the Life to flow through the thing that you are working on or for.  Do not will or try to compel things to happen Things happen by an immutable law and you do not need to energize the essence of being; It is already big with power.  All you need do is to realize this fact, and then let it be done unto you or unto that for which you are working.  L-E-T is a big word and an important one.  By taking thought you do not add one cubit to Reality, but you do allow (let) Reality to manifest in the thing you are doing.  Ernest Holmes

My creative juices are within me and I allow them to flow.  When I am drawing a design for a new quilt, I close my eyes and quiet my thoughts.  I allow the images to come to the surface of my awareness and then I let my hand draw the shapes on the paper.  As I open the doorway to the new work of art, I allow myself to be used by Spirit in forming the finished art quilt.




Friday, January 29, 2016

ATTITUDE


It is wonderful to contemplate the mental attitude of people who are not afraid to believe their prayers will be answered, and are not afraid to say, “I know”.  We shall all arrive at this same assurance, this perfect faith, in such degree as we cease contemplating the Universe as opposed to Itself; as we cease having the will to do or to be that which is contrary to the Universal Good. 
--Ernest Holmes

I find myself in an imperfect world with all sorts of situations and circumstances.  I can choose what my attitude will be when I get out of bed in the morning.  I can choose to be grumpy or I can choose an attitude of gratitude and appreciation for whatever is happening around me.  I can have an influence on circumstances by using my attitude of blessing everyone and everything!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

ATTENTION


What we concentrate, then, is attention.  This is done through intention and the willingness to hold thought centered until the form appears.  It is unnecessary to learn any methods of concentration whatsoever if these simple rules are followed.  –Ernest Holmes

When I pay attention, I notice what really matters—kindness.  When I pay attention I notice opportunities for kindness.  When I pay attention I notice that instead of being a rush, I could slow down and allow the goddess to flow through me and heal me.  When I pay attention I can remember to focus on the detail which makes my work much more beautiful.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ATTAINMENT


The Law through which man operates is Infinite, but man appears to be finite; that is, he has not yet evolved to a complete understanding of himself.  He is unfolding from a Limitless Potential but can bring into his experience only that which he can conceive.  There is no limit to the Law, but there appears to be a limit to man’s understanding of It.  As his understanding unfolds, his possibilities of attainment will increase.—Ernest Holmes

I always feel so great when I finish a project or a new quilt.  I have attained completion and I have succeeded in an area of my life.  I long to attain completion in all areas of my work, in my art, my relationships, my beautiful home and garden; the world is vast and seemingly incomplete.  There is always more to do and say.  So I go within my heart to feel the Love of spirit, in my mind, I consciously visualize the perfection of all that is.




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AT-ONE-MENT


We are guided daily by Divine Intelligence into paths of peace, wherein the soul recognizes its Source and meets It in Joyful union, in complete At-One-ment—Ernest Holmes

Sometimes I feel so peaceful, I only hear a gentle hum in my ears and that is all.  It’s like I’m hearing the “tone” of the Universe and I am at one with all that is.


Monday, January 25, 2016

ATMOSPHERE


Every business, every place, every person every thing has a certain mental atmosphere of its own.  This atmosphere decides what is to be drawn to it. For instance, you never saw a successful man who went around with an atmosphere of failure.  Successful people think about success.  A successful man is filled with that subtle something which permeates everything that he does with an atmosphere of confidence and strength.  –Ernest Holmes

I choose to create an atmosphere of love and success.  I begin by using affirmations and telling myself how much I love and appreciate myself.  When I do this, I become energized with love and this feeling is contagious; I connect with others; the atmosphere is filled to the brim with love and success!