Saturday, May 31, 2008

MANIFESTATION

No one has seen God; no one has seen Life; what we have seen is the manifestation of Life.

--Ernest Holmes

I am a manifestation of creativity and my creativity make is possible for the manifestation of more and more beauty and more and more art. I love art.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

MAGNETISM

Personal magnetism has nothing to do with mental healing. The whole basis of the possibility of mental healing rests upon the premise that we all live in One Creative Mind which reacts to our belief. It is as though there were a Universal Ear, listening to and hearing everything that we say, feel or think, and reacting to it. –Ernest Holmes

I am blessed with magnetism! The more I keep my mind centered in Love, the more magnetized I become. I am a magnet, attracting Love wherever I go, because Love is radiating from me and touching all who I came into contact with. We are all “love magnets.”

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

LOYALTY

Noun quality, state or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty, etc. www.yourdictionary.com

I value the relationships I have with my significant other and all of the members of my family, friends and colleagues. I stay with these relationships even through difficult times. I am loyal to the people in my life. I’m loyal to my cat, Mr. Button, too! Loyalty is a quality that helps make life worth living.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

LOVE

We do well to listen to this Inner voice, for it tells us of a life wonderful in its scope; of a love beyond our fondest dreams, of a freedom which the soul craves.—Ernest Holmes

I love myself. When I love myself, then I can love others. The channel is open for the energy to flow. I express myself openly and honestly. I accept myself the way I am. My heart is open and full of compassion and love. Love is all there is. It is everywhere and in everything and everyone. Love is eternal and is my natural state of being. When I begin having thoughts that are not loving, then I consciously move back into alignment with loving thoughts again.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LISTENING

We must learn to listen for this voice. Call it conscience, intuition, or what we will, it is there. No man need go unguided through life, for all are divine at the center and all are Images of the Most High!—Ernest Holmes

I remember to listen. To listen to what people are saying. I listen to Spirit within me. I listen as I release the outside world, I let go of the cares and burdens of the day. I let go of work. I release what I no longer need. I tune in and I listen to the still small voice within. I am one with God. I listen and I feel and I move forward by taking one baby step at a time. Then I listen for my next step.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

LIGHT

The Law we are discussing is simply a law of Nature, a force of Nature. It happens to be a mental force, and an intelligent and creative one, like electricity, which will either light our house and cook our food or will electrocute us if we use it incorrectly –Ernest Holmes

Light is what the sun gives me, or what a light bulb gives when the switch is turned on. Light is energy that makes me warm and flows through me. Everything is Light; Everything is Energy. When I am happy and alive I feel Light! I invite the Light of Life into my heart and into my being. I am healed by this Light and I am open to more.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

LIFE

There is a Universal Mind, Spirit, Intelligence that is the origin of everything; It is First Cause. It is God. This Universal Life and Energy finds an outlet in and through all that is energized, and through everything that lives. –Ernest Holmes

Life is eternal. There is only life. Even what I call death is a part if a Larger Life, a continuous cycle of transformation coming and going and beginning and ending again and again, no beginning and no end, just eternal Life. Life is good. Life is all there is. Life is flowing through me and expressing as me.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

LET

What a marvelous thought to bear in mind: that it is done unto us! We need not coerce, we do not create the power, but we must LET this Great Power operate through us. –Ernest Holmes

I let life unfold. I let it, because it will and it does unfold, whether I let it or not. If I resist, then I only cause my own pain. So I let it and I feel good! It’s much easier that way!

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Monday, May 19, 2008

LEARNING

We cannot account for the seen without having faith in the unseen. All advance in science or any other branch of learning must follow this rule if it is to accomplish anything. –Ernest Holmes

More and more each day, I am learning to love myself and care for myself. I am learning to forgive myself if I make a mistake and to release worrying about the past and the future. I am learning to live in the NOW.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

KNOWLEDGE

The Divine Mind is Infinite. It contains all knowledge and wisdom, but, before It can reveal Its secrets, It must have an outlet. This outlet we shall be compelled to supply through our own receptive mentalities.—Ernest Holmes

I know that whatever I need to know is within me. I learn many things in school from my parents, siblings, from my job, from books and teachers and from the world, but true knowledge comes to me when I listen to my heart. When I become quiet and still, and when I let go of worrying, that is when I can hear the still small voice of knowledge and guidance. I align myself with spirit. I practice being present in the moment. I am grateful for the gifts I am given. I listen and I follow my guidance. I meditate and I pray. I study. I forgive. I give. I allow my life to unfold. I trust. I draw on this knowledge within me.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

KINDNESS

...demanded a complete and unreserved trust in the goodness and loving kindness of the creator.

--Ernest Holmes

The song says, “In the End, Only Kindness Matters.” I am reminded, when I feel anger toward another, to consider the consequences of expressing my anger in a violent outburst. I remind myself to practice nonviolent communication and to remember that, “Only Kindness Matters” Right Now.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

JOY


I contend with none, argue with none, and am filled with wonderful peace and light. There is no uncertainty about my future and no fear of my past. I live in an eternal Now which is filled with good alone. Goodness and beauty follow me. Peace and joy accompany me. Happiness and wholeness fill my entire being with the realization of love and perfection.

I have joy in my heart. Sometimes whatever is happening in my life is what makes me happy, sad, mad, or whatever. Joy is already within me. I must turn away from the situation and tap into it to feel Joy!

Joy is a natural state that is always within me. It is part of the essence of who I am. As I allow the layers of conditioning to be released and be peeled away, I experience more and more of the essence of Joy in my life. I celebrate Joy today!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

JOURNEY

We make our own mistakes, suffer from our own foolishness, and we must also make our own return journey into righteousness. –Ernest Holmes

I am on a spiritual Path; a journey of souls. My destination is peace and Unconditional Love.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

INWARD

We understand the unseen by correctly viewing the seen. The outward effect must partake of its inward nature. The physical universe is the result of an inner Intelligence, working, through Law. Behind form is idea. The Formless creates form, through the creative power of Its own Mind and Spirit. –Ernest Holmes

My real world is within me. I experience what seems to be outside of me, but I create this experience. I create my own reality by the thoughts that I think. On a daily basis, I look inward to observe my thoughts and feelings. I practice thinking new thoughts so I can create a more loving world for myself and for my loved ones.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

INVOLUTION

Involution is the idea, while evolution is the unfoldment of the idea. INVOLUTION PRECEDES EVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION FOLLOWS WITH MECHANICAL PRECISION, PROPELLED BY AN IMMUTABLE LAW…the Law of Cause and Effect.

I am always involved with ideas and making art. I love being in a state of involution because this is my natural creative state and it feels good!

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

INVISIBLE

In this invisible law of unfoldment, we must come to trust, and although we do not see the way, we must believe that the way IS and IS OPERATIVE. We must trust the Invisible, for It is the sole cause of that which is visible…things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.(Heb. 11:3)

There is an invisible force of the Universe which takes care of my every need in life. I know that this invisible, silent partner within me loves me. I keep this in mind as I move through my daily routine.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

INTUITION

Instinct is intuition acting unconsciously; intuition is instinct elevated to the point of self-awareness. They are identical. Intuition is Omniscience acting omnipresently; therefore,

whether or not we believe it, it is ever present with us. –Ernest Holmes

I have a knowingness within me. I can become quiet and listen to my selfhood. I always know what to say and what to do. My intuition guides me and directs me one step at a time, one day at a time. I trust my intuition.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

INTENTION

This Law of Mind is man’s access to the Original Creative Genius of the Universe, and has no intention for us other than the intention that we give It. The will of Spirit is already imposed upon It to do all those things which we call the automatic processes of nature, whether in our physical bodies or in the physical body of the Universe.

When I set my intention, then my dreams can come true. I listen to my heart…What is really right for me? What is the object of my desire? I hear the answer. I set my intention and I create a plan of action. When I work intentionally, my wishes become a reality!

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

-COOPERATION-


I usually think about cooperation as something like teamwork. I cooperate and get along with others so that something bigger can happen. In my childhood I was taught that if I cooperated, then I was good. I guess I thought that cooperating and pleasing others might get me into heaven. Somehow I got the idea that I had to pretend to be someone different from who I was.

Now I know that cooperation really means something much deeper; it's a connecting and allowing the spirit of Creativity to flow through me and express as me. My art becomes so much more fun and genuine when I stop trying to control it. When I cooperate with Life I feel happy! I had a therapist a while back who talked about a tree that bends in the wind. It doesn't resist; it is flexible and stays alive this way. If it resists and tries to stay straight then it will break. I can think of times when I was very much attached to family traditions or wanting things to be a certain way and if they weren't then I would get very upset.

Now I see that when I accept life the way it is and not the way I think it should be, then I can appreciate and work with what I have. I can stop wanting things to be different; I can change my mind. I am beginning to see the wonderful possibilities that are always available to me right now in the present time.

For a long time I thought that I had to fit in with a certain group or that I had to do a special kind of art to impress someone. Of course, I was never very good at pretending or fitting in. Now, I am feeling good about the idea of cooperating with who I am and enjoying my life and doing the art that makes me happy and alive. By doing what is natural I attract people of like mind to me. I find that I am an intregal part of various groups that focus on art and quilts.

My body is made up of organs, cells and fluids all working together to keep me alive and we are all one big organism working together with the plants, animals, insects, fish, water, air and all the elements-we are all one and the Universe is so large and big and humongous and I am not in control, even of myself, but if I cooperate and know that it is all unfolding in a huge collaborative creative effort with the Universe as the Project Manager; I like that because the burden is lifted. I'm just a very small part of it and its working in its own way. All I need to do is focus on working on my own part of this big puzzle.

Please take a look at the powerful, colorful and unique paintings of Hundertwasser

He thinks of his artist self as like a flower, just expressing beauty and color as natural as can be.

"So the only thing one can do is to prepare so that the supernatural impulses-or whatever you want to call them -can reach one

That means to be prepared

That means to exclude willpower, intelligence

And one's "wanting to do it better" same as ambition

I would like to be called a magician of vegetation

Or something similar

-a magician filling a painting until it is full of magic-

With vegetative magic, with magic vegetation,

As if one is filling a glass with water

Everything is infinitely simple and so infinitely beautiful."

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

INTELLIGENCE

Whatever the nature of any principle may be—in so far as it is understood by anyone—it may be understood by all who take the time to investigate. This does not require and unusual degree to intelligence, but rather , a practical application of what we now know in order that we may increase our knowledge. The study of the Science of Mind is a study of First Cause, spirit, Mind, or that invisible Essence, that ultimate stuff and intelligence from which everything comes, the Power back of creation—the Thing Itself. ---Ernest Holmes

The Universe is Intelligence. Just look at how a flower grows from a little seed. I am so amazed at the beautiful colors of flowers, the shapes of the petals and leaves. What creative Intelligence made this? Wow!

I have knowledge and the ability to reason rationally. I no longer need to react to events and situations by being fearful. My intelligence allows me to see circumstances more clearly and to respond with Love.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

INTEGRITY

The integrity of the Universe cannot be questioned nor doubted. The spirit must be, and is, perfect. That which is back of everything must be good, must be complete must be love and harmony. When we are out of harmony with some special good, it is because we are off track along that particular line of the activity of Spirit. –Ernest Holmes

I have integrity when I am well. I take care of myself, I do the right thing, I am doing my perfect work and I love myself at this moment. I have integrity.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

THE QUILTER'S CATALOG

Meg Cox has created this beautiful, very readable resource book for anyone interested in any aspect of quilting, from the history of art quilts and traditional quilts, to technical information, to teachers and tools and how-to projects. I showed it to some of my very creative friends and they all said that they would only need this one book to find all the answers.

Meg profiles many of the leading quilters and talks about the vast number of women who make up this huge subculture of fabric lovers, sewing enthusiasts, and those who, once they start making quilts, just can't stop. With 600 pages, this book provides very useful and enjoyable reading for the seasoned quilter or the beginner. It is published by Workman Publishing.

Meg Cox is the Vice President of the board of directors of the Alliance for American Quilts. She was a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal for 17 years, makes quilts and lives in Princeton, New Jersy with her husband and son.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

INSPIRATION

With every new inspiration of thought we appropriate something of God. With every outpouring of life, expressed in faith and good deeds, we are expressing God. When we associate our breathing with the very Life and Light of God, nothing can retard the flow of life through us.

–Ernest Holmes

I am inspired to give the best gifts I possibly can. I give of myself from my heart. This is inspiration and this makes me feel really good.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

INFINITE

No man has ever plumbed the depths of either the conscious or the subjective life. In both directions, we reach out to Infinity, and since we cannot encompass Infinity, we shall always be expanding and always enlarging our capacity to know and to experience. –Ernest Holmes

The Universe is infinite. There is infinite Power infinite Love, Infinite abundance. There is always more than enough to go around because infinity means that there is always more. I will never run out of Love because Love is Infinite.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

INDIVIDUAL

Individuality must be spontaneous; it can never be automatic. The seed of freedom must be planted in the inner-most being of man, but, like the Prodigal Son, man must make the great discovery for himself. –Ernest Holmes

We are all one and individualized. I have an individual path. I follow my path and the path id mine alone. By myself I take the next step and the next. Each step is my own decision. My destination is Unity with all; to go beyond separation; to be completely individualized and yet one with the Universal and equal with all.

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