Saturday, January 31, 2009

CIRCLE

God is in us as we are in God—the same essence, the degree apparently different. The one finite and the other Infinite, and since the Infinite cannot come from the finite, it follows that the finite must come from the Infinite—a little circle within the big circle.

I love the circle because it symbolizes wholeness and oneness. A circle is a line that is unbroken. A hug is like a circle!



Friday, January 30, 2009

CHOICE

If we observe any scientific discovery, we shall see that this is the way it works. Some man’s mind discovers the law or principle, governing the science; this is the way of Love of personal volition, of choice—this is the spontaneous element in the universe. –Ernest Holmes

I always have choice. I can choose love or I can choose fear. I can choose to move forward or to be stuck in past beliefs. I make the choice for stepping out with love!



Thursday, January 29, 2009

CHILD

Then spoke the child:

“I am come to bring peace.

I am the child of joy, and

To all who will, I give life.

I am formed of happiness.

I am come from the eternal stillness.

Quietness and confidence are mine.

In the heart of the Father I have lived forever.”

--Ernest Holmes

I am kind to my inner child. I take care of this precious child within me—I’m her mom. I do not allow her to be destructive. I encourage her to be creative, which is her nature!



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CHERISH

1. To hold dear; treat with affection and tenderness. 2. To keep fondly in mind; entertain: cherish a memory. –American Heritage Dictionary

As I think of my family and friends and all of the experiences I have had in life, I take it all into my heart and I cherish it all. I imaging big loving arms around my life and everyone I have come into contact with just HUGGING everyone and everything, cherishing it forever.


Monday, January 26, 2009

CHEER

Thoughts of dishonesty and suspicion make the eyes shifty. Thoughts of fear, desolation, and hopelessness make the eyes lusterless. The eyes brighten with friendliness and good cheer, when animated by the light of love, joy, faith or noble purpose. –Ernest Holmes

When I sing a little song to a loved one, it has a way of cheering them up.



Sunday, January 25, 2009

CHARITY

“It is done unto you as you believe.” Thoughts of failure, limitation or poverty are negative and must be counted out of our lives for all time. God has given us a Power and we must use It. We can do more toward saving the world by proving this law than all that charity has ever given to it.

--Ernest Holmes

I mostly think of charity as helping those who are less fortunate than I am by donating money or other material goods. In my heart I can practice charity by thinking kind thoughts and with simple acts of kindness.



Saturday, January 24, 2009

CHANGE

…any form which is not of the original harmony is subject to change. The Original Spirit is Harmony. It is Beauty and Truth and everything that goes with Ultimate Reality. The Universe is not divided against Itself. –Ernest Holmes

I accept change as a part of life. Nothing on earth ever stays the same. It’s all constantly changing forms. If times are really good, I may tend to not want anything to change—I want things to stay really good! But I can change my mind! I can allow events and people to flow right along. I can keep my good feeling by making the decision that loving me is more important than any outside occurrence.



Friday, January 23, 2009

CHANCE

We should…see that the world of multiplicity is deep-rooted in a Universe of Unity; that nothing happens by chance; that we live under a government of Law—from the vast planetary system to a garden of roses;…Through cosmic activities and in human destinies, we behold the vast objective panorama of invisible, but adequate, subjective causes. –Ernest Holmes

A chance and an opportunity are the same. Each moment is a chance to slow down and focus on the present. Each moment is a chance to begin again no matter what has happened in the past. Each moment is a chance to have the best possible life.



Thursday, January 22, 2009

CERTAIN

Before we attempt to improve our conditions, before we proceed further on the subject of healing

It is necessary that we be certain in our own minds that thought is creative, as upon this basis our entire superstructure rests. –Ernest Holmes

I have faith in the power of the Universe and in the Power of my own thought. I know that Goddess is in charge of my life and that I am cared for. I do not always know exactly what will happen next but I am certain that all is well.



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CENTER

SPIRIT IS ALL. –the Center and Circumference of everything that exists—both manifest and unmanifest. It has no enemies, no differences, no otherness, no apartness, no separation from itself. –Ernest Holmes

The more I center myself in Spirit, the better my life gets. If I get distracted with things that are negative or not important, I notice this, because I won’t be quite as happy, or I might feel tense in my body. I can then bring myself back to center by breathing and thinking loving thoughts.



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CELEBRATE

To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.

--The American Heritage dictionary

I love life, so I celebrate. I like to do creative things with color, paint, fabric, embellishments like buttons and beads, yarn and lots of different textures. I love my home and my family and my friends. I celebrate all of these things by getting fully involved and trusting the process to unfold naturally. I create value and I enjoy.



Monday, January 19, 2009

CAUSE

Thoughts are things, they have the power to objectify themselves; thought lays hold of Causation and forms real Substance… Thoughts of sickness can make a man sick, and thoughts of health can heal him. –Ernest Holmes

I am cause in my life rather than effect. I choose to take charge and to create what I want in a loving way that is for the good of me and others. I let go of any old beliefs that make me a “victim”; I let go and I allow myself to be CAUSE.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CARING

The root definition of cured is “cared for.” If we say that a disease is incurable, we are saying that it is not sensitive to care. As long as any cell is alive it is sensitive to care, which means that as long as a person is alive, the cells of the body respond to care.—Ernest Holmes

I care about my life. When I have the appearance of a problem, I sit back and take a breath. I let go of judgments about good, bad, right or wrong. I make a decision to respond with a caring attitude. I care about what happens; therefore I step forward in a positive manner.



Tuesday, January 13, 2009

BREATHE

…breathing is life. You can go for months without food, days without water, but only moments without breath. Breathing affects all our actions and our thoughts, too. Mastering your breath is an important step toward mastering the rest of you! –the Complete Idiots guide to Yoga

Breathing is a life saver. BREATHING IS LIFE! Whenever I am having any negative thinking I remember to take some nice deep breaths and since it is impossible to keep up the negative thinking at the same time I breathe I am left with the breathing! Breathing is life giving ad energizing; it even makes any aches and pains go away. The trick is to remember to do it.



Monday, January 12, 2009

BIRTH

The mold of acceptance is the measure of our experience. The Infinite fills all molds and forever flows into new and greater ones. Within us is the unborn possibility of limitless experience. Ours is the privilege of giving birth to it!

--Ernest Holmes

Birth is a beginning and every day I am born again. With each new moment I am reborn.



Sunday, January 11, 2009

BELOVED

“Beloved, now we are the sons of God.” Since each soul is some part of the Whole, it is impossible that any soul can be lost! –Ernest Holmes

I am a beloved child of the Universe. I am comforted by this Love. I know that I am not alone. I am always loved because as a beloved child of the Universe I am Love.



Saturday, January 10, 2009

BELONGING

Everyone automatically attracts to himself just what he is and we may set it down that wherever we are, however intolerable the situation may be, we are just where we belong.

–Ernest Holmes

A feeling of belonging, of being included with other people of like mind and who I can find some level of agreement with, who I can connect with, is essential to being alive and healthy. So, I cultivate a friendship with myself, of agreeing with myself, approving of myself and my interests. In this way, I attract those kindred souls that I feel an affinity with and I get a feeling of belonging.



Friday, January 9, 2009

BELIEF

…our belief sets the limit to our demonstration of a Principle which, of Itself, is without limit. It is ready to fill everything, because It is Infinite. So, it is not a question of Its willingness, nor of Its ability. It is entirely a question of our own receptivity. –Ernest Holmes

I accept that I am not my beliefs. I accept that I am one with Spirit. I am Spirit. Any belief in lack or limitation is now gone, dissolved into nothingness. In the silence I feel the presence of Life.



Thursday, January 8, 2009

BEING

No matter what our emotional storm, or what our objective situation, may be, there is always a something hidden in the inner being that has never been violated. We may stumble, but always, there is that Eternal Voice, forever whispering within our ear, that thing which causes the eternal quest, that thing which forever sings and sings—Ernest Holmes

I like to practice BEING, rather than reacting to life’s happenings, or acting impulsively. When I practice BEING, then whatever I need to know comes to mind much more easily.



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

BEGIN

Since we must all begin right where we are, most of us will be compelled to begin our healing work with a mechanical process. We should take the highest thought we have, and attempt to enlarge on this consciousness until it embraces a more vital concept of Reality. –Ernest Holmes

When I live in the present moment I can always begin again. When I practice beginning again, I can let go of stress or worry and I can see things with a fresh outlook.



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

BECOME

We do not take what we wish but we do attract to ourselves that which is like our thought. Man must become more if he wishes to draw a greater good into his life.

The process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly is transformation. In my life, I am constantly transforming learning, growing becoming and reinventing myself.



Monday, January 5, 2009

BEAUTY

The Original Spirit is Harmony. It is Beauty and Truth and everything that goes with Ultimate Reality. The Universe is not divided against Itself. –Ernest Holmes

I love beauty; it is everywhere, in everyone and all inclusive. I am an artist, so visual beauty is my favorite. I like to feast my eyes. But there is beautiful music, beautiful nature—well really beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s in your mind. It’s how you look at a something that makes it beautiful or not!



Sunday, January 4, 2009

BE

Know your own mind. Train yourself to think what you wish to think; be what you wish to be; feel what you wish to feel, and place no limit on Principle! --Ernest Holmes

Sometimes I still look outside myself to get my needs met. But more and more I am finding what I need right here and right now rather than trying to see it in the past or in the future. Just to BE is the best solution I have found.



Saturday, January 3, 2009

BALANCE

Who leans on the Truth, throwing all—with an undivided attention—on the scales of Reality will find them balanced rightly, through the great law of compensation, which weighs and measures everything exactly as it is. –Ernest Holmes

I keep myself in balance by practicing moderation in everything I think, say or do. I do not go to extremes in any direction because I like to stay in the present moment and to keep on being aware of what’s happening right now. I like to listen to others and honor their point of view and still honor myself and my own thoughts at the same time. I am in balance when I honor life as is.



Friday, January 2, 2009

AWARENESS

The mystic intuitively perceives Truth, and often without any process of reasoning- immediately is aware, with what Swedenborg called a sort of “interior awareness” a spiritual sense.

–Ernest Holmes

In my conscious awareness of what is good in my life, I am able to move forward. When I let go of doubt or fear then the path is clear and I can see the Spiritual Truth. My awareness is of Perfection.



Thursday, January 1, 2009

AWAKENED

The Universe, both visible and invisible, is an spiritual System. Man is a part of this Spiritual Order so indivisibly united with It that the entire Cosmos is (or may be) reflected, in his mind! Evolution is the awakening of the soul to a recognition of its unity with the Whole,

---Ernest Holmes

Life is a process of awakening. Each day, I wake up a little bit more, as I learn to let go of fear and to practice compassion, to stand up for myself and others and to practice creativity. Every day, as my eyes open a little bit more, I feel better and better!