Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FOUNTAIN

Spiritual experience is a fact. Spirituality may be defined as an atmosphere of good, the realization of God. It cannot—and does not—borrow its light from another, no matter how great or noble that other may be. It springs from within, coming from that never-failing fountain of life, which quenches every thirst, whose Source is in eternity; the well-spring of self-existence. It is a revelation of the self to the self putting one back on the track of his own self-dependence on Spirit, his own at-one-ment with Reality.—Ernest Holmes

The energy of the Universe is like an infinite fountain continuously flowing, flowing flowing. This fountain is flowing through me right now. If I set my judgments aside, I experience more and more of the flowing of the fountain of the Universe.



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FOUNDATION

The Truth will out; the Spirit will make Itself known. Happy are we if we see these things which, from the foundation of the human race, have been longed for by all aspiring souls.—Ernest Holmes

All of my work is based on thoughts of Love and Peace. I like to stay in touch with my roots. I have made a commitment to this. I have made a commitment to a foundation of integrity.



Monday, May 18, 2009

FORWARD

We realize that since our understanding is not yet complete, it is legitimate to use all methods which will help troubled humanity, but we do look forward to the day when Truth alone will answer every need! --Ernest Holmes

I am noticing that when I really listen, follow my guidance and move forward with my next step, my energy flows and feels good and healing.



Sunday, May 17, 2009

FORGIVENESS

…forgiveness is eternal and ever available. What a load is dropped from the shoulders of personal responsibility when we realize that the Eternal Mind holds naught against anyone!

—Ernest Holmes

Forgiveness implies that there is something to forgive—like there is some sin committed. When I am angry and I want to blame someone, I am so grateful for the tool of forgiveness. If I can change my thinking enough to consider forgiveness, then I am on my way to peace of mind. I am closer to being able to love unconditionally.



Friday, May 15, 2009

FORCE

Experience has taught us that the subjective tendency of this intelligent Law of creative force may consciously be directed and definitely used. –Ernest Holmes

The Force is flowing through me and expressing as me to create good in the world!



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

FOCUS

To concentrate means to bring to a center, and in Mental Science it means focusing the mental attention on some definite and desired thought, image, idea or thing. –Ernest Holmes

I work on lots of different projects, but sometimes I’ll need to finish something or get the job done so I will focus on one chunk at a time until everything comes together in completion. When I get quiet and still, then I can focus my mind and feel complete within myself. I have inner focus and outer focus.



Monday, May 11, 2009

FLOWER

Most of us seek the cause in the effect and unknowingly put the cart before the horse, not realizing that the flower is already in the seed, and that effects must follow causes. There can be no true alliance apart from life and no good apart from a unity with the Whole.—Ernest Holmes

I like to think of my life as a garden that I take care of. I plant seeds, I pull weeds, and I water each flower with loving care. It’s similar to having new ideas, letting go of old patterns and caring about what happens.



Sunday, May 10, 2009

FLOW

The intelligence by and through which we perceive that there is a Spiritual Presence and an Infinite Mind in the Universe, constitutes our receptivity to It, and decides Its flow through us.

--Ernest Holmes

I let go of resistance and I go with the flow of energy. That’s how I move through life and make good things happen.



Saturday, May 9, 2009

FLOURISH

In my physical body there is only room for perfection, because that thought which is sustaining and nourishing my body is aware only of perfection, nothing can come into being except from the One Creative Mind, and nothing can flourish unless there is something to nourish it. Accordingly, I know that my thought does not sustain any false growth, either consciously or unconsciously originated. –Ernest Holmes

I practice right thinking, for example, I think about abundance, prosperity, joy, love, good health, wisdom, preparedness. With this kind of thinking, I flourish and grow, like a beautiful flower.



Friday, May 8, 2009

FLEXIBLE

(adjective) extended meanings, capable of change; “a flexible character”; “flexible schedules”

I am working on goals for things I want. I want certain solutions and I am pursuing, but the world does not always flow the way I think it should toward the goal I have in mind. So I have learned to be flexible, to listen to my guidance, to bend without breaking and to find ways that work for all concerned.



Thursday, May 7, 2009

FLEXIBILITY

With good-natured flexibility, free your thought from any sense of anxiety or strain, or indecision, or deep-seated worry and concern, knowing that you have only to keep your thought steady and clear, fixed upon the potential perfection of the universe in which we live. –Ernest Holmes

I practice yoga everyday to maintain health and flexibility in my body. I practice meditation to maintain health and flexibility in my mind.



Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FEELING

We live in a Universe of Love as well as a Universe of Law. One is the complement of the other—the Universe of Love pulsating with feeling, with emotion, and the Universe of Law, the Executor of all feeling and all emotion. –Ernest Holmes

I have a close friendship with a certain person who has a habit of pushing my buttons. I am getting much better at not reacting. Lately, I realized that the reactions are just old thoughts and have nothing to do with this present reality. When I go within and observe the real feeling, I notice that I only feel love.



Monday, May 4, 2009

FAMILY

The subjective mind is the seat of memory and contains a remembrance of everything that has ever happened to the outer man. It also contains the family and race characteristics. It retains these memories, in a certain sense, as mental pictures. The subjective mind might be compared to a picture gallery, upon whose walls are hung pictures of all the people whom the individual has ever known, and all the incidents which he has ever experienced. –Ernest Holmes

The people closest to me are my family. My mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandparents, sons, daughters, best friends, lovers, husbands, wives; anyone who I connect deeply with—that’s my family; those are the people I really care about. I really care about all people and all the creatures on earth. I care about the earth itself. It’s all one!



Sunday, May 3, 2009

FAITH

If one will have faith in himself, faith in his fellowmen, in the Universe, and in God, that faith will light the place in which he finds himself, and by the light of this faith, he will be able to see that ALL IS GOOD. And the light shed by this faith will light the way for others. –Ernest Holmes

Faith is the opposite of fear. I practice Faith by affirming that all is well. The Universe wants for me to have a good life. If I believe this, then my thinking is in the right place. I am having Faith.



Saturday, May 2, 2009

EXPRESSION

There is One Spirit back of all expression. That is the meaning of that mystical saying: “In Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28) –Ernest Holmes

I am one with all that is. The Universe is all one energy, so everything I think, say or do is an expression of this one energy. I am a divine expression of Spirit, of Life Itself. Whatever I do whether it is speaking, dancing, writing, painting, quilting, being a friend; it’s all an expression of Life through me. I choose to express in a positive and uplifting way.



Friday, May 1, 2009

EXPERIENCE

A new light is coming into the world. We are on the borderland of a new experience. The veil between spirit and matter is very thin. The invisible passes into visibility through our faith in it.

--Ernest Holmes

I experience my life in this moment. If I am thinking about the past or about the future, then I am less in the present and experiencing present reality less. Each day I experience the NOW a little bit more.