Saturday, December 31, 2011
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.
Friday, December 30, 2011
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.
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.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
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, and 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.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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 is 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.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Furthermore, the mystics have taught the ultimate salvation of all people and the immortality of every soul. Indeed, they have taught that IMMORTALITY IS HERE AND NOW, IF WE WOULD BUT AWAKE TO THE FACT.—Ernest Holmes
I am Spirit which is infinite. Sometimes, when I am in a bad mood I feel like I am losing something—or I have lost something. But the more I bring myself back to center and realize that the things I thought I wanted were not really very important. What is important is deep at the center of my being. There is always this place I can come back to—that which has never changed and can never go away or die. It lives forever; it’s immortal.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Things are ideas in form. What else could they be? There is nothing from which to make things except ideas. In the beginning, we behold nothing visible; there is only an Infinite Possibility, a Limitless Imagination, a Consciousness—the only action of this Consciousness being idea.
My imagination is rich with ideas and creative solutions. I am grateful for my imagination. I am always using my imagination and my creativity when making my art—it is very fun! But I release my imagination when I want to relax and focus on this present moment.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Right here, through our own nature is the gateway and path which leads to illumination, to realization, to inspiration, to the intuitive perception of everything. The highest faculty in man is intuition and it comes to a point sometimes where, with no process of reasoning at all, he instantly knows. –Ernest Holmes
As my true identity is unveiled and revealed, I embrace the process of illumination.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
There are not two subjective minds. There is but one Subjective Mind, and what we call our subjective mind is really the use we are making of the One Law. Each individual maintains his identity in Law through his personal use of it!
Personal identity of course postulates memory which binds into one sequence, the old life and the new. This means that man must carry with him—after the experience of physical death—a complete remembrance, for it is to this alone that we must look for the link which binds one event to another, making life a continuous stream of self-conscious expression.—Ernest Holmes
As my life unfolds and I let go of old ways of being, more and more, my true identity is unveiled and revealed.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The student should take time every day to see his life as he wishes it to be to make a mental picture of his ideal. He should pass this picture over to the Law and go about this business, with a calm assurance that on the inner side of life something is taking place. There should not be any sense of hurry or worry about this, just a calm, peaceful sense of reality. Let the Law work through, and express Itself in, the experience. There should be no idea of compulsion. We do not have to make the Law work; it is Its nature to work. In gladness then, we should make known our desires, and in confidence we should wait upon the Perfect Law to manifest through us.
In an ideal world, everyone would have enough food to eat, clothes to wear and a roof over their heads. There would be no sickness or disease, no war. There would be beautiful hills, rivers, and trees. All beings would commune in peace and harmony. This Idealism is an idea to keep in mind and something to work toward.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
ALL THOUGHT IS CREATIVE
Since this is true, it follows that we cannot say that one thought is creative while another is not. We must say that all thought is creative, according to the nature, impulse, and emotion of conviction behind the thought. Thought creates a mold in the Subjective, in which the idea is accepted and poured, and sets power in motion in accordance with the thought. –Ernest Holmes
I have a very long list of idea after idea. I prioritize my list to find the most important ideas and then I act on the best ones. I love ideas!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Humility or humbleness is a quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness and vanity. Rather than, “Me first,” humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.” “Humility” is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others. www.christianbiblereference.org
The power of Spirit is what keeps me alive. I am completely dependent on this Universal spirit. I am nothing without it, because It is everything! When I remember this I have humility.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Pure religion manifests itself through acts of kindness and mercy. It is not arrogant—claiming a front seat in heaven—but is humble before the great Whole. It unifies with all humanity and finds no great difference between saint and sinner. Such a religion as this, the world of today needs, for it is sick of pretense and would like a practical demonstration of a belief in God, made manifest through good works. –Ernest Holmes
The Universe is so vast and I am smaller than a speck. I am insignificant, and yet I am integral part of a Divine Plan. I humbly move forward to complete my small piece of a huge picture.
Monday, December 19, 2011
If it were not for the divine hope in us, our experience would be more than the human mind could digest. –Ernest Holmes
When I say, “There is Hope”, what I mean is that if a situation is challenging, I do not give up because I know that something better will happen. “There is Hope”!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Let us honor God more and man less. Let us seek within for the cause; it can be found in no other place. There is nothing that can keep us from this inner vision of the Eternal Reality.
I honor myself, my body, my feelings and my process of life. This helps me to also honor the lives of others on this planet and to make a contribution to the healing of our earth.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Showing fairness and sincerity; straightforward; free from deceit—an honest effort www.YourDictionary.com
The more open and honest I am, the more blessed and healed I become, because this way, I am not hiding anything. “What you see is what you get.” I am honest and I am well.
Friday, December 16, 2011
If we have the mental equivalent of a commodious home, roomy, light, cheery, and an income in keeping with it; if we are able to build in mind the kind of home we wish, and there is nothing in our subjective thought which denies this, then we shall be able to decide and demonstrate for ourself the kind of home we desire.—Ernest Holmes
Home is where the heart is. I feel most at home when I act with Love. When I really love myself and I feel secure in my self expression, this is my home.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
We are told to be renewed in mind by the Spirit and to put on the new man, which is created in true holiness… The mind is the creative factor within us, and when the mind takes its pattern after the Spirit, it automatically renews the outer man after true holiness or wholeness.
All of Life is holy. All of Life is a blessing. Everything and Everyone is a blessing. As I express myself I express blessings. As I express myself, I express holiness.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him or her by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. –Edgar Watson Howe
I am helpful in everything I do. I first help myself and then I am prepared to help others. This is helpfulness.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Ultimately we shall see that the Universe rests on the shoulders of Love; that God is Love; and that all the errors of man are the result of ignorance of his own true nature. The happy outlook on life is always constructive; the understanding heart is filled with sympathy and helpfulness toward all.—Ernest Holmes
I can be helpful in everything I think, say and do. If I am thinking positive and encouraging thoughts about others, then I am being a helpful influence. If I am saying uplifting things in my conversations, then I am helpful in that way. When my actions make a difference, that is helpful.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Heaven is lost merely for the lack of a perception of harmony. Hell is the phantom abode of our morbid imaginations. Heaven and Hell are states of consciousness.—Ernest Holmes
Heaven is right now. I relax into the present moment and I see that all of the worries in my head, I just made up. I can let them go and realize heaven in the NOW.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Heart symbolizes the innermost center of the being. When the intellect is no longer contradicted by our emotional reactions, by unconscious doubts and fears, then the word of our mouth will immediately bear fruit.—Ernest Holmes
I allow my heart to guide me in everything I do. I consciously go within and listen to my heart. I am aware of the heart area of my chest and I focus on how it feels. If I am experiencing any negative thoughts of feelings about anyone, I visualize that person and I take them into my heart where Love dissolves the problem. The Love in my heart heals anything I choose to allow to enter in to be healed. My Heart Work heals me.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The arrogant have not perceived the simplicity of faith, but the pure in heart see God. The farmer has seen the Heavenly Host in his fields. The child has frolicked with Him at play. The mother has clasped Him to her breast and the fond lover has seen Him in the eyes of his beloved. We look too far away for Reality. –Ernest Holmes
My heart is full of love, because I allow it to open to all aspects of life. I breathe and I allow.
Friday, December 9, 2011
If one wishes to demonstrate prosperity, he must first have a consciousness of prosperity; if he wishes health, he must embody the idea of health. This is more than faith; it is the knowledge that we are dealing with Law. –Ernest Holmes
I have an attitude of Gratitude, I eat lots of fruits and veggies, I exercise every day, I get plenty of rest, I practice breathing, and I practice HEALTH!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Healing and demonstration take place as our minds become attuned to the truth of Being. There is no process of healing, but there is generally a process in healing. This process is the time and effort which we undergo in or realization of Truth. –Ernest Holmes
I accept the present Reality. I embrace every aspect of my life, including all of it, my body, my work, my family and friends; all of the problems and all of the solutions. I accept healing!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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
Harmony happens when we are all working together for the common good of all. So, I agree to always do my part to move towards completing my own piece of the greater whole so that we are all closer to having peace and harmony.
I do the right thing. I do what works for me. I play the role that is the Divine piece of the puzzle that is mine. In God’s symphony, I play my own instrument with the perfect notes that create harmony for all.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
…health has always been ours, abundance has always been ours. Happiness and peace have always been ours; they are ours now, for they are the very essence and Truth of our being
I choose happiness. I make up my mind to be happy. Whatever is happening with my family, work, health or the world at large, I choose to be happy and at peace. If I follow my guidance and I agree to be agreeable with Loving Kindness; that is what is most likely to give me happiness.
Monday, December 5, 2011
People often say, “I don’t know what to do; I don’t know how to make a choice.” We must realize, that there is an Intelligence within us that does know. This “guidance” is just as true. –Ernest Holmes
I accept my guidance right here and right now. In this present moment I listen. I go within, I become quiet and I tap into that still small voice. I feel my heart beating and filling with the energy of life. I listen to love and I use love as my tool which shows me the direction to follow. I allow love to be my guide.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
…”When ye pray, believe that ye have and ye shall receive.” He did not say believe and you will immediately have. He said, “Ye shall receive.” He did not deny the natural law of evolution and growth. “Nature operates according to a law of logical sequence. –Ernest Holmes
I like the idea of “growing where you are planted.” I have a certain set of circumstances and I have projects I am working on and relationships I am in. These are all perfect just the way they are and each one has a purpose, or something for me to learn. I take a baby step at a time, and gradually, sometimes unnoticeably I progress and I grow into new situations, new relationships and new creative projects. When I practice seeing the good in all of it, I grow into more wonderful happenings.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
“In everything give thanks.” An attitude of gratitude is most salutary, and bespeaks the realization that we are now in heaven. How we love to do for those who co-operate, and are grateful for our small endeavors! Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity.—Ernest Holmes
In cultivating an attitude of gratitude, I am becoming a person of grace. Each time I look for something to be grateful for, I increase my prosperity and abundance and I become more aware of how fortunate I am. Every time I am grateful for the people in my life, I increase the love in my heart. When I am grateful I feel good. I find things to appreciate that I had not noticed before. Looking at what I do have, rather than what I don’t have, I begin to see from my heart, rather than from my head. I embrace the people in my life. I embrace my own life. When I am grateful, I love myself the way I am!
Friday, December 2, 2011
This is a beautiful thought: that we are fed from the table of the Universe, Whose board is ever spread with blessedness and peace; Whose loving-kindness has never been fathomed; Whose grace and truth are the cornerstones of Reality.—Ernest Holmes
As I find ways to do good in the world, I am filled with more and more of the gift of grace.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
There is a power in the Universe that honors our faith in It; there is a Law in the Universe which exacts the “uttermost farthing.” We all wish to feel that the power behind everything is good, as well as creative, an Eternal and changeless Intelligence, in which man lives and moves and has his being.—Ernest Holmes
I like to practice seeing the good in everything that happens, and especially in all people. Seeing the good in someone has a healing effect on me and the other person as well. Good is Good!