Monday, April 30, 2012

SOUL


We may enter in because of our belief, but we cannot enter while there is unbelief.  Here we come to a house divided against itself.  If we say we can only experience a little good then we shall experience but a little good.  But, if we say, with Emerson, “There is no great and no small to the soul that maketh all,” then we may experience a greater good because we have conceived it.
--Ernest Holmes

My Soul is my Self.  My Self is my Soul.  I am my Self.  I am my Soul.  All of those missing parts of me that I thought were missing?  I have called them all back home to my Self, my Soul.  I am complete—nothing missing!  There never was any part missing.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

SOLUTION


The mathematician solves a problem, but the problem is not the Principle of Mathematics; the solution of the problem is an effect or a result of the application of the principle.  We do not see Life, we experience living.  Causation is invisible.  –Ernest Holmes

There is a solution to every problem if you can just listen to the still small voice.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

SOLITUDE


The Universe holds nothing against us.  No matter how many mistakes we have made, we are still perfect beings within, and the within may become the without, if we will carefully train ourselves to listen to the inner voice of truth which comes to us in our moments of quietness and solitude.  –Ernest Holmes

A certain amount of solitude can be very healing.  It’s good to have a balance of solitude and company.

Friday, April 27, 2012

SIMPLICITY


To return to a sane simplicity is one of the first and most important things to do.  All  receive some light, and this light is always the same light.  There is one nature diffused throughout all nature; One God incarnated in all peoples.  –Ernest Holmes

When I keep it simple, I can be much more peaceful, because I do not become so distracted with unnecessary things to do.  I don’t overwork and I recognize the wonderful value in appreciating my life just the way it is and just the way it is not.  I am able to allow the Joy and love to flow into my body and my soul and my beingness.  Simplicity heals me!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

SILENCE


My mind now releases all sense of burden or strain.  Nothing can hurt or disturb my spiritual self.  I am free and safe.  All plans and ideas can wait until later.  The divine Wisdom works through me and I am protected from mistakes.  My mind is quiet, calm, and deeply still.  All tension is released and the great inner peace flows out through every nerve.  My body rests in the still silence of the spirit.  I bless my body and my mind for they are good and worthy of my love. 
--Ernest Holmes

When I go into the silence and listen to the stillness of the moment, I can hear my guidance quietly giving me my next step.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SERVICE



We can put as much detail into our mental work as we desire.  Sometimes to do so will be of great service in gaining a complete mental acceptance of our desires.  This is the whole secret, a complete mental acceptance and embodiment of our desires.  –Ernest Holmes

How can I be of service?  I first help myself, then I can help others.  I first free myself of mental conflicts and tap into the peace of good.  Then I can be clear about what I can do for others.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SERENITY


We know the background of human thought is to a great extent, one of negation, a denial of an harmonious and spiritual Universe; consequently, our outlook on life must be transformed by the renewing of the mind, and even when the results are not immediately forthcoming, we must still maintain a calm serenity of thought.  –Ernest Holmes

When I have forgiven and resolved all of my past issues and relationships, then I experience serenity.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

SENSITIVE


The passages of your mind are open only to the inflow and the outflow of good.  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

I am sensitive to the feelings of others, while I learn to take care of myself first.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

SELF DISCIPLINE


Noun
Training that develops self-control, character, or orderliness and efficiency   www.yourdictionary.com

I set my intention right now to do whatever it takes to remain healthy, wealthy and wise.  I discipline myself to make correct choices.  Self discipline is one of my choices!

Friday, April 20, 2012

SEED


The gardener finds a divine idea concealed in the seed; loosed into action this idea produces a plant.  --Ernest Holmes


Today, I plant a seed of completion, self expression and success for all who desire it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

SECRET


…the world of multiplicity does not contradict the world of Unity, for the many live in the One.  This concept of Unity is the mystical secret of the ages, the key to spiritual wisdom and to the teaching of Jesus.

You don’t need to keep any secret from anyone when you know the Truth and you act with Love and forgiveness.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SATISFACTION


What is a habit?  A habit is desire objectified—“the continuous character of one’s thoughts and feelings”—desire for something that will give satisfaction.  At the root of all habit is one basic thing: the desire to express life. –Ernest Holmes

I can get temporary satisfaction when I finish a project, but I get real satisfaction when I know the truth and I bless everyone and everything.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SANCTUARY


This Original Life is Infinite.  It is good.  It is filled with peace.  It is of 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

The peace and silence of my heart is my sanctuary.

Monday, April 16, 2012

SALVATION


When by reason of enlightenment and understanding, we correct such mistakes; we no longer suffer from them.  Understanding alone constitutes true salvation, either here or hereafter. 
--Ernest Holmes

Salvation is giving up on having anything wrong with you.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SACREDNESS


The first requisite for the mental and spiritual practitioner is a full sense of the sacredness of his trust…--Ernest Holmes

Perhaps a flower expresses sacredness because of its delicate deliciousness just for its own sake.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

ROSE


No man need prepare to meet his God; he is meeting Him every day and each hour in the day.  He meets Him in the rising sun, in the flowing stream in the budding rose, in the joy of friendship and love, and in the silence of his own soul.  –Ernest Holmes

A rose is one of the loveliest of flowers.  It is beautiful and it smells great!  I am not sure what its purpose is, except to just be.

Friday, April 13, 2012

RIGHT THINKING


When one realizes that everything is Mind and that nothing moves but Mind, and that the only instrument of Mind is thought (which is contemplation in some form or other) he will see that nothing can permanently heal unless it be accompanied by right thinking.  --Ernest Holmes

Practicing right thinking is when you communicate and you appreciate and you follow right thinking with right action.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

RICHNESS


Abounding, especially in natural resources: rich land.

I am rich in every way possible.  If I am feeling some lack or limitation, I can mentally turn this around by affirming my good, my richness and my abundance.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

RICH


Life lies open to me—rich, full, abundant….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

I am rich beyond all measure when I follow my dream and when I know that the journey is the gift.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

RHYTHM


Hold steadfastly to the thought that all of life is in a state of eternal flow.  Relax your thought and allow the free flow of the Life Essence, in and through you, and your body will respond to Its healing activity.  Inaction will quickly disappear into its native nothingness, in the rhythm and harmony of all your bodily functions.  –Ernest Holmes

There is a rhythm to life and I am not in charge of it.  It’s in charge, and I ‘m going with the flow!

Monday, April 9, 2012

REWARD


The person who can throw himself with a complete abandon into that Limitless Sea of Receptivity, having cut loose from all apparent moorings, is the one who will always receive the greatest reward.  –Ernest Holmes

The reward for everything I do is in the present moment.  It is in the doing and in the peace I feel in pushing through the fear and allowing my worthiness.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

REVEAL


…Divine Ideas are perfect, but man’s freedom of individuality causes them to appear imperfect.  Through right thinking, he is able to uncover the appearance of imperfection and reveal the Perfect Idea.  –Ernest Holmes

As an artist, I reveal my truth in the form of my art quilts.  I reveal and I express with color and fabric.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

RESULT


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

To get a good result I must steer clear of distractions and keep moving in the direction of my desire.

Friday, April 6, 2012

RESTORE


In healing the blind men, Jesus asked them if they believed that he was able to restore their vision, and upon their acceptance of his ability to do so, he said, “According to your faith be it unto you.”  --Ernest Holmes

I restore my focus and my energy by practicing deep breathing and good posture.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

REST


Rest permeates my mind and body with its healing presence.  I do not try to make anything happen, I accept restful sleep. –Ernest Holmes

I take little breaks from work and get some rest, and then my work is much more efficient and effective.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

RESPONSIBILITY


…if our thought is creative and if we have selectivity—that is, volition and choice—and if we are unfolding to a discovery of our true nature, which must already be perfect, then the obligation and responsibility of this nature could impose freedom or bondage upon us temporarily, but our bondage cannot be real from the standpoint of the Absolute.

I choose my own response to life.  If I find myself responding with a negative judgment about someone, then I can change my thinking into something positive.  I can take responsibility for my own thinking.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

RESPOND


…Infinite Intelligence responds to us by the very necessity of being true to Its own Nature. 
--Ernest Holmes

It’s not what happens, but how I respond to what happens that makes my Life worthwhile or not.

Monday, April 2, 2012

RESPECTER


The Universe is impersonal.  It gives alike to all.  It is no respecter of persons.  It values each alike. –Ernest Holmes

I am a definite respecter of the idea that all things are possible with Spirit.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

RESPECT


Transitive verb
To feel or show honor or esteem for, hold in high regard   www.yourdictionary.com

I stay grounded in the way it is, and the way I am.  I do what is right for me.  I really listen to my heart while making my decisions.  I allow others to do the same.  I respect myself and I respect all.