Monday, October 31, 2011

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.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

EXPECTANCY

We should work, not with anxiety but with expectancy; not by coercion but with conviction; not through compulsion but in a state of conscious recognition and receptivity.  –Ernest Holmes

I look forward to my next project and my next art piece with great expectancy.  I look forward to my next day, my next hour, and my next minute with expectancy; because I know that something good is always happening for me and for everyone.

Friday, October 28, 2011

EXPECT


We should EXPECT THE BEST and so live that the best may become a part of our experience.
--Ernest Holmes

I am expecting my life to be good.  I am expecting to have what I want and what I need.
Expect the best!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

EXPANSION

Behind the individual is the Universal, which has no limits.  In this concept alone lies the possibility of eternal and endless expansion.  –Ernest Holmes

The Universe is constantly expanding and so is my mind.  The expansion of my thinking is what allows me to have creative ideas and to do things in new ways.  I see the world in a different way in terms of solutions rather than problems.  I have an expanded point of view.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

EXPANDING

…since we cannot encompass Infinity, we shall always be expanding and always enlarging our capacity to know and to experience.—Ernest Holmes

My mind is constantly growing and expanding into greater awareness of Love, Peace, Harmony, Balance and Creativity.  I am going with the flow!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

EXHILARATION

You are sensitive only to good, dwelling in the higher altitudes of consciousness, understanding Life in its spiritual purpose, experiencing exhilaration vitalization, and exaltation.—Ernest Holmes

As I grow and evolve and move forward without resistance in my beautiful creative and abundant Life, I do so with exhilaration.

Monday, October 24, 2011

EXCELLENCE

(noun) the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree.  www.elook.org

I always do the best I can do, with the abilities I have at any given time.  I do an excellent job of being Therese May.  An excellent example of this is that, if I make a mistake, I immediately forgive myself.  This is an excellent way of loving myself!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

EVOLUTION


It has been written that the Truth shall make us free, provided we know the Truth, and we note that the evolution of man’s consciousness brings with it the acquisition of new powers and higher possibilities. –Ernest Holmes

My life is always evolving and moving.  I am forever making the next choice or decision and doing the next task, making the next stroke on a drawing, assembling the next art quilt and exhibiting in the next exhibit; meeting the next collector and settling in to watch a favorite TV program with my sweetheart.  My life is an organism involved with evolution, one day at a time.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

EVERYTHING


Everything comes from Intelligence.  There is nothing but Unity; there is nothing but freedom; there is nothing but completeness; there is nothing but totality.—Ernest Holmes

Everything means everything—that is all inclusive; including all that is.  Everything—all inclusive is wholeness.

Friday, October 21, 2011

ETERNITY


Man must be created out of the stuff of Eternity, if he is to have real being.—Ernest Holmes

All is now; the past is now; the future is now.  Whatever I am thinking, I am thinking it right at this moment.  This present moment is forever.  This present moment is eternity

Thursday, October 20, 2011

ESTEEM

(noun) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); “it is held in esteem”; “a man who has earned high regard”  www.elook.org

I love and respect myself.  I hold myself in high esteem.  I think good thoughts about all whom I come in contact with, and about myself, too.  I respect and hold others in high esteem, because I look beyond appearances.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ESSENCE


This Original Life is Infinite.  It is good.  It is filled with peace.  It is of the essence of purity.  It is the ultimate of intelligence.  It is power.  It is Law.  It is Life.  It is in us.  In that inner sanctuary of our own nature, hidden perhaps from objective gaze, “nestles the seed, perfection.”
 –Ernest Holmes

I listen to my heart and I realize that my essence is Spirit.  I look around me and I see that I am surrounded with the expression of who I am-- my essence, spirit.  I am grateful!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In Stitches


 I'm proud to announce that I've written an article and made a video (!!!!) :-)) about my "Abundance Quilts" for the Quilting Arts E-Mag "In Stitches" which has now been published and is available at  http://www.interweavestore.com/Quilting/Magazines/eMags.html 
Thanks to Jane Davila and all of the people who helped make this such a wonderful publication!
I'm so excited to let you know about this and to share my process--Yay!!  Here is a picture of one of my "Abundance Quilts:"
Here's a list of all of the other authors and their blogs:
Monday 10/10 Lindsey Murray http://quiltingdaily.com
Tuesday 10/11 Larkin Van Horn http://blog.larkinart.com
Wednesday 10/12 Cheryl Sleboda http://blog.muppin.com
Thursday 10/13 Alma Stoller http://almastoller.blogspot.com
Friday 10/14 Therese May http://theresemay.blogspot.com
Monday 10/17 Barb Forrister http://barbforrister.com/category/blog
Tuesday 10/18 Carol Ann Waugh http://carolannwaugh.com/blog/
Wednesday 10/19 Jane Davila http://janedavila.blogspot.com


EQUALITY

We must know that the all-Powerful spirit is ever available and ever equal to the healing of any discordant condition of body, mind or affairs, but we must never look outside ourselves to find this spirit, since It is indwelling.  –Ernest Holmes

We are all created in equality.  In the past I sometimes compared myself to others when I was feeling that I was not good enough.  Each person is individual and unique.  I am perfect and complete in my own way.  I love myself the way I am and I absolutely enjoy the unique life I have been given.  I accept my good life in equality and peace.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

EQUAL

Limitation is not in Principle nor in Law, but only in the individual use we make of Principle.
Our individual use of It can only equal our individual capacity to understand It, to embody It.
—Ernest Holmes

My artwork is different and unique from all the other art in the world as I am different and unique.  Some may compare and say that one is better or worse than another.  To really truly feel good about my work I need to stay clear of “better or worse”.  I love my work.  In the eyes of spirit all art is equal.  Each artist is a gift to all.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ENTHUSIASM

ALWAYS EXPECT THE GOOD.  Have enthusiasm and, above all, have a consciousness of love—a radiant feeling flowing through your consciousness at all times.  Treat yourself until you have an inner sense of unity with all Good.  ---Ernest Holmes

I express my enthusiasm by quietly accepting and receiving Goddess’s work into my heart.  I am enthusiastic about life.  I Love Life Today!

Monday, October 10, 2011

ENOUGH


(Adjective) enough to meet a purpose; “an adequate income”; “the food was adequate”; “a decent wage”; “enough food”; “food enough”  --  www.elook.org

When I am feeling really healthy and happy and everything I already have is OK, and what I am doing is satisfying me, and I accept myself as I am; that is what “enough” is!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

ENLIGHTENMENT

…the evolution of the individual—the unfoldment of personality, the enlightenment of the soul, the illumination of the spirit—can come only to the degree that the individual himself purposes to let Life operate through him.  –Ernest Holmes

When I learn more about how to love myself and to love others at the same time, I progress to a larger state of enlightenment.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

ENLIGHTENED


Divinity is in its expression through our humanity.  Consequently, an enlightened soul understands the meaning of sympathy… --Ernest Holmes

The more I practice thinking positive thoughts and doing things that create healing and happiness for myself and others, the more relaxed and enlightened I become.

Friday, October 7, 2011

ENJOYMENT


There can be no real enjoyment of life until we see that everything is animated by Spirit, and as we see that things are thus animated we are beholding the real Universe.

Because the energy of the Universe is flowing through me and healing every cell of my body, everything I think, say and do is giving me immense enjoyment!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ENERGY

There is a Universal Mind, Spirit, Intelligence that is the origin of everything; It is first Cause.  It is God.  This Universal Life and energy finds an outlet in and through all that is energized, and through everything that lives.  –Ernest Holmes

The energy of the Universe is my energy right here and now.  I am going with the flow and I am feeling free and easy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

EFFORTLESS

All manifestation of Life is from an invisible to a visible plane, through a silent effortless process of spiritual realization.  –Ernest Holmes

I trust in my guidance and I follow its path, one step at a time.  I let go of any resistance to the idea of moving forward and my life becomes more and more effortless as I accept the direction in which I am going.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

EFFECTIVE


The divine Incarnation is inherent in our nature.  We are immersed in an Infinite Knowingness.  The question is, how much of this Reality are we going to express in our own lives?  The direct approach is always the best and the most effective.  –Ernest Holmes

When I set my intention to produce something, to finish a project, then I am being effective and making a difference.  Today, I set my intention to do what is really right for me.  I feel effective in this way.   I keep my work organized so that I remember everything I need to do.  I make a list and check off each task that I finish.  In this way I am effective; but I trust the Universe to take care of the details which gives me peace of mind.

Monday, October 3, 2011

ECSTASY

Does the Urge which impels people to express, care whether a man kneels in ecstasy or lies drunk in the gutter?  We are dealing with Law, and it follows that since we are dealing with Law It will bring back to us the result of the forces which we set in motion through it.  –Ernest Holmes

In the 1960’s I read a book about Michelangelo called “The Agony and the Ecstasy.”  This title reminds me that here on earth we perceive things by comparing.  This world is full of opposites.  The only way to really feel peace is to rise above the conflict and judgment and feel the Peace of Goddess.  I can think of many times in my life when I felt so happy because I received some kind of big recognition or award.  I was “the chosen one.”  I felt ecstatic.  I thought that some people really loved me.  But, then when I was not the chosen one, I felt that I was unloved.  For me to be in ecstasy, I must love myself unconditionally with or without the approval of others.