Tuesday, November 30, 2010

OUTLET

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 express myself in lots of ways, for example, the way I dress, the way I communicate; talking, writing, but one of my favorite creative outlets is my art!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

ORIGINAL

When man makes a demand upon himself or upon the Universe which flows through the self, he is making a demand upon Original Mind and Original Energy. Thus his demand causes Original Mind and energy to produce certain specific things for him. Thus is a new creation produced by the same Creative force or Energy that produces all things. –Ernest Holmes

What makes an artwork original? Something that has not been done before, I would consider original. But I think on a more personal level it would be artwork that has been done by an artist who is in touch with and expressing her own unique vision.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

ORGANIZATION

While Jesus remained with the disciples, their faith for the most part was of the same essence as his, but as the years passed and his followers became more and more immersed in objective organization, they ceased to preach the necessity of a living faith. In fact, a few hundred years later, the Christians were teaching that the early “miracles” merely proved the divinity of Jesus. –Ernest Holmes

When I am working on a creative project sometimes I make a big mess. When I am making a quilt, I try lots of different fabrics—colors, experimenting, composing and improvising. When the design is complete I put it together with thread and sewing. Then, I embellish with paint, buttons, beads—layer upon layer until it seems to be enough. It’s not always apparent what is happening, but there is an organization in process that is surprising at times.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

ORDERLINESS

…what do we mean by the spiritual world? We mean the word of conscious intelligence. The Subjective is a world of Law and of mechanical order; in our lives, it is largely a reaction, an effect, a way. –Ernest Holmes

I like my house neat and clean and tidy; it makes me feel good. I like to eat well and exercise as a way of keeping order in my body; this makes me feel good, too. I like to make lists and set priorities, so that my business progresses in an orderly manner. I listen to my inner self and I know exactly what to do next. With orderliness, there is no confusion.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

ORDER

The Universe, both visible and invisible, is a Spiritual System. Man is a part of this spiritual Order, so indivisible united with It that the entire Cosmos is (or may be) reflected in his mind!

--Ernest Holmes

Every aspect of my life is an opportunity to create order. I create order in my health by exercising and by eating nourishing foods in appropriate portions. I create order by taking care of my house and making it a beautiful home. I create order in my work by making great art quilts, and keeping my studio organized so I know where everything is. I create order by communication with family and friends. Creating order for myself is healing for all.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

OPTIMISM

Optimism is an outlook on life such that one maintains a view of the world as a positive place. It is the opposite of pessimism. Optimists generally believe that people and events are inherently good, so that most situations work out in the end for the best.—Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Today, I have faith, and I allow myself to believe in the best possible outcome for all of my endeavors. I know that only good is coming from everything I think, say and do. I am always moving in a positive direction in all of my relationships, personal and business. I am optimistic about my life and a bout the lives of all beings.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

OPPORTUNITY

My opportunities are unlimited. There is a Divine urge to express….I have only to open the portals of my soul and accept that which is ready to express through me. Today I fling these portals wide; today I am the instrument through which life flows. Ernest Holmes

This day, I have opportunity. In this present moment, I center myself in Divine Love. I release the patterns of the past. I look into my heart space and I listen. My opportunity is right in front of me. I already have it. As I go forward, I take action. I let go of resistance and I seize the day! Opportunity exists in each and every moment of each and every day. Each moment, I practice taking the opportunity to act creatively, lovingly and peacefully.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

OPEN

I know I am now at the threshold of all good, wisdom and Truth. All the good I can embody is now mine. I have only to open the portals of my soul and accept that which is ready to express through me.

–Ernest Holmes

Today, I open the door to peace and love. I am an artist, but my first job is loving me. The door is open and I am going through the door.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

ONENESS

The man who clearly realizes his Oneness with all good should have strong, clear eyesight!

--Ernest Holmes

Oneness, the Unity of all life is peace, the end of suffering. It is understanding and communication connecting in integrity and wholeness. It is infinite balance, equality; the blending of all things into Universal Peace, World Peace, Life Itself. There is no separation, no war, no resistance, no beginning, and no end forever and ever in infinity, eternal light, eternal Life. Forgiving; Hearts and Hands, creating, building Bridges.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

ONE

…in spirit, man is One with God. But what of the great Law of the Universe? If we are really One with the Whole, we must be One with the Law of the Whole, as well as One with the Spirit of the Whole. –Ernest Holmes

I am one with the Universe. I am a part of nature. I am one unique human being. There are billions of unique humans on this planet; at least it appears this way. But there is only One Life.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OCEAN

We recognize, then, in man’s self-knowing mind his Unity with the whole, for a drop of water is not the ocean, yet it does contain within itself all the attributes of the limitless deep

—Ernest Holmes

The ocean is so huge and has seemingly infinite waves which are constantly changing all the time. It contains many fish and sea creatures, and perhaps unknown species. It is a world unto itself.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NOURISH

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.

–Ernest Holmes

I nourish myself by eating healthy foods and by exercising my body, organizing my environment, spending time with loving people, walking in nature, reading spiritual books and practicing my creativity through making my artwork.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

NONRESISTANCE


“The meek shall inherit the earth.” This is a teaching of non-resistance. War lords and plunderers of human possessions have come and gone. Kingdoms have risen only to crumble in dust and become numbered with past events….To whom have our artists turned for inspiration and that quickening power which enables them to depict the ideal? Not to the war lords, nor even the captains of industry, but to the meek.—Ernest Holmes

Today, I release all resistance to my good. I let go of any left over anger, sadness or worry. I let go of the past or the future. This day, I allow the present moment to fill me with the Love of God. I resist nothing. I allow my good to flow in me, through me and as me. By practicing nonresistance, I allow my life to unfold and I enjoy each moment. I’m going with the flow. I’m feeling the energy of the Universe. Things happen; good, bad, right, wrong—I release judgment and I stay centered, practicing moderation, and focusing on my goals. Nonresistance helps me stay in the flow and in the know!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

NONATTACHMENT

“The life of letting go is the life of freedom, the life of nonattachment.” –Zoketsu Norman Fischer

There are so many things in life to think about—people, places, things; jobs to do, places to go, all of the stuff on the news—it can be frightening, stressful, nerve wracking. But to practice nonattachment is to know that each event will pass; it’s all temporary, and that none of it is good or bad, it just is. If I listen to my heart or to the still small voice; that is what is real.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

NATURE

Nature seems to await our comprehension of her and, since she is governed by immutable laws—the ignorance of which excuses no man from their effects—the bondage of humanity must be a result of our ignorance of the true nature of Reality. –Ernest Holmes

I am in touch with nature because I am part of nature just as the trees, the flowers, the water, the air and the animals are part of nature. I am an integral part of it all.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

MOVEMENT

It is evident that the movement back of the objective world must be a subjective movement—a movement of consciousness. –Ernest Holmes

I experience movement as I go on and do the next thing and then the next thing. I move forward in my life, on my path. I also find the time to practice being still and to practice listening. This makes my movement much easier.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

MONEY

I always have an abundance of money and an abundance of whatever it takes to make life happy and opulent. There is a continuous movement toward me of supply, of money, of all that I need to express the fullest life, happiness and action. –Ernest Holmes

Money, money, money---I love money! I attract more money all the time. I like to have money so I can live comfortably and buy fun things. I always have enough because the Universe always provides everything I need. I give money out and money returns to me. I am abundant with money!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

MODERATION

Within reasonable limits; avoiding excesses or extremes; temperate or restrained

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There is so much to experience in life that I must learn to make wise choices. I choose to enjoy everything that contributes to my health and happiness. If I find myself indulging in any one thing to an extreme then I need to step back and find the activities that will give me balance. I practice taking the middle of the road and do everything in moderation.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MIRACLE

To the average person, when a result is obtained by this method of work, it looks as though a miracle has happened, but such is not the case. It is only a miracle as everything else in life is a miracle. A definite, conscious idea has been set in motion in the Subjective World which accepts ideas at their own valuation and tends to act upon them.—Ernest Holmes

All of Life is a miracle. It’s a miracle when some unexpected wonderful thing happens and everyone says,” Wow!” It’s a miracle that we are here on earth and we are alive and breathing. There are nothing but miracles!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

MIND

We must instill into the mind the fundamental proposition that good is without bounds. Only good and loving-kindness shall “follow me all the days of my life.” (Psalms 23)—Ernest Holmes

My individual mind is part of the greater Universal mind. All beings are part of this greater mind. I can draw on this larger Intelligence anytime by becoming quiet and listening.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

MEDITATION

From selfish reasons alone, if from no loftier reason, we cannot afford to find fault, to hate, or even to hold in mind anything against any living soul! The God of love cannot hear the prayer of the one who fails to love. In our meditation for friendship let us make our unity with all people, with all life.—Ernest Holmes

My meditation today is looking for the good in what already is right now. I let go of the outside world and I listen; I find my grounding and I know that Life is unfolding perfectly.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

MEDITATE

The one who wishes to work out his problems, must daily take the time to meditate and mentally treat the condition, no matter what the apparent contradictions may be. –Ernest Holmes

As I become quiet and meditate every day, I come into the present moment. I become clearer about what is important and what is not. I see that most of what I have been seeking and grasping for is not important and not really real. Practicing the presence in the NOW is the BIG REALITY, and it’s all I ever need.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

MEANING

We know, by intuition, that there is something beyond what we have so far consciously experienced in the world. Poets have sung of it and there are moments in the lives of all, when the veil seems thin between and we almost enter into the heavenly estate. This is the meaning of coming to one’s self. We are still in the awakening state; we have not yet consciously entered the state of perfect wholeness. –Ernest Holmes

I don’t always know the meaning of everything that happens in my life or in the world, but I can create meaning for myself by blessing everything and everyone and realizing that everything and everyone is a blessing. This is true meaning, and it’s a solution for everything.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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 makes it possible for the manifestation of more and more beauty and more and more art. I love art.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Open studio this weekend


Come, visit and see my new quilts at the Alameda Art Works
November 6&7 11am-5pm

Lots of small items for sale:
fabric postcards, note cards, little bags of affirmations, prints, ornaments and more!

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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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Monday, November 1, 2010

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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