Sunday, July 20, 2014

ILLUMINATION



Right here, through our own nature is the gateway and path which leads to illumination, to realization, to inspiration, to the intuitive perception of everything.  The highest faculty in man is intuition and it comes to a point sometimes where, with no process of reasoning at all, he instantly knows. –Ernest Holmes

As my true identity is unveiled and revealed, I embrace the process of illumination.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

IDENTITY



There are not two subjective minds.  There is but one Subjective Mind, and what we call our subjective mind is really the use we are making of the One Law.  Each individual maintains his identity in Law through his personal use of it!

Personal identity of course postulates memory which binds into one sequence, the old life and the new.  This means that man must carry with him—after the experience of physical death—a complete remembrance, for it is to this alone that we must look for the link which binds one event to another, making life a continuous stream of self-conscious expression.—Ernest Holmes

As my life unfolds and I let go of old ways of being, more and more, my true identity is unveiled and revealed.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

IDEALISM



The student should take time every day to see his life as he wishes it to be to make a mental picture of his ideal.  He should pass this picture over to the Law and go about this business, with a calm assurance that on the inner side of life something is taking place.  There should not be any sense of hurry or worry about this, just a calm, peaceful sense of reality.  Let the Law work through, and express Itself in, the experience.  There should be no idea of compulsion.  We do not have to make the Law work; it is Its nature to work.  In gladness then, we should make known our desires, and in confidence we should wait upon the Perfect Law to manifest through us.
---Ernest Holmes

In an ideal world, everyone has enough food to eat, clothes to wear and a roof over their heads.  There is no sickness or disease, no war.  There are beautiful hills, rivers, and trees.  All beings commune in peace and harmony.  This Idealism is an idea to visualize in mind, heart and body.

Monday, July 14, 2014

IDEA



ALL THOUGHT IS CREATIVE

Since this is true, it follows that we cannot say that one thought is creative while another is not.  We must say that all thought is creative, according to the nature, impulse, and emotion of conviction behind the thought.  Thought creates a mold in the Subjective, in which the idea is accepted and poured, and sets power in motion in accordance with the thought.  –Ernest Holmes

I have a very long list of idea after idea.  I prioritize my list to find the most important ideas and then I act on the best ones.  I love ideas!

Friday, July 11, 2014

HUMILITY



Humility or humbleness is a quality of being courteously respectful of others.  It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness and vanity.  Rather than, “Me first,” humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.”  “Humility” is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others.  www.christianbiblereference.org

The power of Spirit is what keeps me alive.  I am completely dependent on this Universal spirit.  I am nothing without it, because It is everything!  When I remember this I have humility.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HUMBLE



Pure religion manifests itself through acts of kindness and mercy.  It is not arrogant—claiming a front seat in heaven—but is humble before the great Whole.  It unifies with all humanity and finds no great difference between saint and sinner.  Such a religion as this, the world of today needs, for it is sick of pretense and would like a practical demonstration of a belief in God, made manifest through good works.  –Ernest Holmes

The Universe is so vast and I am smaller than a speck.  I am insignificant, and yet I am integral part of a Divine Plan.  I humbly move forward to complete my small piece of a huge picture.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

HOPE



If it were not for the divine hope in us, our experience would be more than the human mind could digest.  –Ernest Holmes

When I say, “There is Hope”, what I mean is that if a situation is challenging, I do not give up because I know that something better will happen.  “There is Hope”!