Thursday, May 26, 2016

COSMIC


We observe in creation an atomic intelligence, then a simple consciousness; after which comes a personal consciousness, then a Cosmic consciousness.—Ernest Holmes

The Universe is Cosmic.  My Universal Consciousness is my Cosmic Consciousness.  I can tap into this Infinite Intelligence at any time to receive the guidance I need.  I listen to the Cosmic Spirit within me.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

COOPERATION

Every day and every hour we are meeting the eternal realities of life, and in such degree as we cooperate with these eternal realities in love, in peace, in wisdom and in joy—believing and receiving—we are automatically blessed. Our prayer is answered before it is uttered.
—Ernest Holmes

I am self reliant and yet I am not alone.  I am willing to work with others on a team.  No big project or event can happen with just one person.  My art quilts are created by me with the help of all of the teachers I have ever had; with the help of fabric manufacturers, as well as paint, beads, buttons, batting thread, sewing machines, studio, quilts, too, etc.—all created by teams of people.  I cooperate by being a part of it all.  When I market my work, I agree by cooperating with the way the market works and I price my art according to what the market will bear.  I connect with people who can help me sell the work and with those who will buy it.  I cooperate.











Friday, May 20, 2016

CONTRIBUTION


Contribute:  To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund for a common purpose—American Heritage Dictionary

How do I make a contribution?  I look around me to see what needs doing.  I listen to my heart; I love my family and friends; I set my priorities; I check items off of my list; I help others when appropriate and I live in peace.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

CONTENT


If one is not attracting good into his life, there is something wrong with his unconscious thinking.

…This inner thought content is the sole medium between the Absolute and the relative, between causes and conditions.—Ernest Holmes

What is important is content.  It’s not so much the container, but what is in the container, the content that matters.  I have all kinds of creative ideas for artwork; I could be very busy for a really long time!  My ideas for art to do keep changing all the time, but what is really important?  It’s what’s inside that counts.  It’s the content; and this remains the same; it’s all for Love!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CONTEMPLATE


Plotinus, perhaps the greatest of the Neo-Platonic philosophers, in personifying Nature said: “I do not argue, I contemplate; and as I contemplate, I let fall the forms of my thought.” This is the manner in which Nature creates—It contemplates.  As a result of Its contemplation, It lets fall the seed of Its thought into the Universal Subjective which, being Law, produces the object thought about.

I observe in my mind a beautiful pink rose.  I look at it from every angle and I see all of the different shapes it takes as I turn it.  I look at its petals and I notice lots of different shades of pink in the light and shadows.  Its fragrance touches my heart, as I contemplate God’s Grace in a small aspect of Nature.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CONSTRUCTIVE

The First Principle is goodness, and only in so far as our thought and action tend toward a constructive program, will it eventually succeed.  –Ernest Holmes

I am constructive in my thinking and in my creativity.  I may go back and destroy some old ideas that no longer work for me, but I do this with only good in mind, because I am having new, better and more constructive ideas forming to take their place.












Monday, May 16, 2016

CONSIDERATION

“Who would save his life must lose it” This is another of those mystical sayings of Jesus which must be carefully considered before accepting it.  Does God demand that we give up everything if we are to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?  Of course not!  To suppose that God wills us to be limited is to contradict the Divine Nature.  God’s only will is to BE, and for all to BE, for god can conceive of man only as part of Himself.  –Ernest Holmes

I consider the feelings and needs of others.  I treat people with consideration and kindness as I allow them to express their individuality.  I treat myself with the same consideration.  We are all one.