Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We should be able to look at a wrong condition with the knowledge that we can change it. The realization that we have this ability must be gained by the application of our knowledge.

–Ernest Holmes

I have read hundreds of books and taken numerous classes and workshops about personal and spiritual growth over the years. Now, after all of the time gathering information and filling in the empty spaces of ignorance, I am learning to apply what I have learned. I have gone from having concepts in my head, to having love in my heart. The application of all of the information seems so simple when it all comes down to Love and Kindness.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Every problem is primarily mental, and the answer to all problems will be found in Spiritual Realization. –Ernest Holmes

Spirit always answers me. I ask a question, I listen, I hear the answer. It may not always be what I want to hear, but it will be what I need to hear. The answer is always for my greatest and highest good. I take comfort in knowing this.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Man’s mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment, from prayer to performance. This would be a well balanced existence, the spirit fires the soul with energy and understanding; the soul, which is the subjective mentality, vitalizes the body and animates all that we do.—Ernest Holmes

There are certain things in life that I am attracted to. Some people, some activities, are fun for me. I like to make art, draw, sew, make pictures with fabric, paint, and sew beads, buttons. I like other people who are into art quilts and fabric. My life is animated in this way. I come to life when I have the opportunity to practice creativity.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


If we seek the Divine in men, we shall find it, and be entertaining angels unawares.

—Ernest Holmes

When I was a child I was taught that I had a guardian angel who watched over me and guided me along life’s journey. I was given a picture of a beautiful person with wings. Now that I am grown up and I look back on my life and I think of grandmothers, teachers, doctors, friends and family who have been there for me when I needed help and guidance. My art has been such a gift to me, too. I do truly have a guardian angel.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


These are the tools of thought with which a practitioner works. Where does he do his work? IN HIS OWN MIND. Never anywhere else. Always in his own thought. A practitioner never tries to get away from the mind within. --Ernest Holmes

Spirit always says “yes”. If I am thinking positive thoughts, then my life tends to go in a positive direction. If I am thinking negative thoughts, then my life will tend to go in a negative direction. I am responsible for whatever happens in my life, because Spirit always says “yes”!

Friday, March 26, 2010


No (wo)man ever walks life’s road alone; there is ever Another who walks with (her) him; this is (her)his inner Self, the undying Reality, which (her) his personality but poorly emulates. Let us learn to be still and let the Truth speak through us; to be still and know that the inner light shines. –Ernest Holmes

I can’t ever really be alone because Spirit is always with me. But, since I do have a unique individual body by the name of Therese May, I can only have my own human experience. I can share this experience with others but there is always a part of it that is only mine. I choose to accept my individuality!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Now you are ready to prove your principle by allowing the Life to flow through the thing that you are working on or for. Do not will or try to compel things to happen Things happen by an immutable law and you do not need to energize the essence of being; It is already big with power. All you need do is to realize this fact, and then let it be done unto you or unto that for which you are working. L-E-T is a big word and an important one. By taking thought you do not add one cubit to Reality, but you do allow (let) Reality to manifest in the thing you are doing. Ernest Holmes

My creative juices are within me and I allow them to flow. When I am drawing a design for a new quilt, I close my eyes and quiet my thoughts. I allow the images to come to the surface of my awareness and then I let my hand draw the shapes on the paper. As I open the doorway to the new work of art, I allow myself to be used by Spirit in forming the finished art quilt.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


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 am a member of the Alliance for American Quits, where hundreds of quilter’s stories have been collected. This alliance or coming together of powerful quilt members makes it possible for quilts, an important part of our heritage in this country, to be preserved. When people join forces to attain a specific goal the resulting energy can be very healing.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Unless there were a unifying Principle of life existing as One all-embracing Mind in which everyone lives and everything subsists, then we could not recognize each other. Indeed, we could not be conscious of living in the same world. This Mind in which we live is at all times independent of any individual action on our part. We are in It and It flows through us, but It is always more than we are.--Ernest Holmes

I embrace myself; I embrace all of my life the way I am and the way it is, as is. I embrace and accept everything about me, positive and negative, all of my faults and all of the good stuff, too. I embrace the situations and circumstances of the world and all of the people in my life. Everything is Spirit and Spirit is All-Embracing.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


The cosmic engine is started but man guides it in his own life. It goes for him in the direction in which it is driven. This driving is not by force but by agreement, unification and acquiescence. Ernest Holmes

There is an order to the Universe and Life is unfolding according to this order, just like a flower, opening into greater beauty. I make an agreement with myself and with the Universe to stay in agreement. I agree with Life!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Man is birthless, deathless, ageless Spirit…This leaves nothing to be born, mature decay and die. Life cannot grow old. God—in us, and through is, as us—can only express according to His Own Nature, which is Perfection. –Ernest Holmes

The center of my being has no age because deep at the core of my soul, that is Spirit, which is infinite, Universal and always was and always will be; no beginning and no end. Circumstances, situations, and bodies are subject to ageing and change, but Spirit stays the same.

Friday, March 19, 2010


A person does not suddenly become affluent because she sits around and thinks,”I am a multi-millionaire.” But when she thinks affluently she does begin to demonstrate prosperity.

–Ernest Holmes

I accept that I am affluent. My very being is flowing with the energy of Life. This affluent energy is flowing through me and out to everyone I come into contact with and then back to me. I am connecting affluently with Spirit. I am healthy, wealthy and wise. I am affluent!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Practice is a definite statement in mind, a positive affirmation. It is an active, conscious, aggressive mental movement and in such degree as it embodies an idea—and there is no longer anything in our minds which denies the idea—it will take form because it now becomes a part of the law and order of the Universe in which we live. –Ernest Holmes

Today, I affirm Life. I affirm prosperity and abundance for all living creatures. I say yes to my good, today. My affirmation is that “All is Well”. I am in agreement with nature; I go with the flow, and I say “Yes!”

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The practice of Science of Mind calls for a positive understanding of the Spirit of Truth; a willingness to let this inner Spirit guide us with the conscious knowledge that “The law of the Lord is perfect” (psalms 19:7) And we must believe this to be a fact. IN SO FAR AS OUR THOUGHT IS IN ACCORD WITH THIS PERFECT LAW, IT WILL ACCOMPLISH AND NOTHING CAN HINDER IT.—Ernest Holmes

I love to accomplish things. While I am working on my artwork or my marketing, I feel good when I can make little check marks next to the tasks that I accomplish on my list. But when I look within myself and I cultivate patience or forgiveness, then I am accomplishing something very precious indeed.

Monday, March 15, 2010


If one were to make a complete mental picture of himself as he would like to be, filling in all the details of his desires and trying to accept the whole thing as a present reality he would soon demonstrate that the control of affairs is from within out and not from without; the cause being that whatever exists as a mental picture in Mind must tend to and finally does take form if the Picture is really believed in and embodied. Ernest Holmes

At this moment, I accept myself just the way I am. I love and accept myself even if I am afraid at times. I accept all of the abundance and vitality that is mine today. I am affluent in Life. I am full of intelligence, wisdom and Love. I have all the money I need. I am surrounded by loving people because I attract the love that I am. I accept my big, beautiful Life as is.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Thoughts of lack manifest as limitation. Thoughts of abundance manifest as success and happiness. Failure and success are but two ends of one stick.—Ernest Holmes

The universe is always abundant. There is always enough of everything for everyone. The abundance of the Universe is available to me at all times, as I am able to accept it. When I allow my good to flow into my life, then I have abundance. Whatever I give out, I get back!

Friday, March 12, 2010


We cannot demonstrate beyond our ability to mentally embody an idea. The argument is between our experience, what the world believes, and what we are convinced is the Truth.

–Ernest Holmes

I have ability. I am able. Just by my being alive, I have the ability to breathe. I could make a very long list of the things I have the ability to do just because I am alive; things like seeing, hearing, walking and talking. On TV I saw a young woman who had MS and could not move her body much at all. She attended university classes, wrote wonderful poetry and earned a 4.0 grade point average. This inspiring person has the ability to not only overcome but to find a place deep within her that can see beyond appearances to her true self.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


…we must not have fear for the future…”I see that the future is bright with promise. It beckons me forward into a more complete realization of my own worth and my rightful place in the Universe.” --Ernest Holmes

I am worthy because I love myself. I am kind to myself and I allow myself to accept and to have good people and good things in my life. I allow myself to accept the peace of the Universe. I am worthy of God’s Love, because I allow the Light of the Universe to flow through me and express as me. I surrender to worthiness.

Monday, March 8, 2010


I see that the future is bright with promise. It beckons me forward into a more complete realization of my own worth and my rightful place in the Universe. –Ernest Holmes

If my sense of worth is dependant on the situation I find myself in, then it is a false sense of worth. My real worthiness is independent of circumstances.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


A treatment is a spiritual entity in the mental world and is equipped with power and volition—as much power and volition as there is faith in it, given to it by the mind of the one using it—and operating through he Law, It knows exactly how to work and what methods to use and just how to use them.—Ernest Holmes

Work is so important to having a good life but play is equally essential to happiness.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Everything I do say or think is stimulated by the Truth. There is power in this word that I speak, because it is of the Truth and it is the Truth. –Ernest Holmes

My word is my vehicle for expression and for creating what I want in life.

Friday, March 5, 2010


…some of the teachers of olden times used to instruct their pupils to cross their hands over their chests and say, “Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful me!” –Ernest Holmes

Having a wonderful day or not is always a decision I make in each and every moment.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


We are surrounded by an Infinite Possibility. It is goodness, Life, Law and Reason. In expressing Itself through us, It becomes more fully conscious of Its own being. Therefore, It wishes to express through us. As It passes into our being, It automatically becomes the law of our lives. –Ernest Holmes

My wishes are in my heart for everyone and everything to be seen as a blessing and for the world to be healed one step and one person at a time.