Sunday, September 30, 2012

CHARITY



“It is done unto you as you believe.”  Thoughts of failure, limitation or poverty are negative and must be counted out of our lives for all time.  God has given us a Power and we must use It.  We can do more toward saving the world by proving this law than all that charity has ever given to it.
--Ernest Holmes

I mostly think of charity as helping those who are less fortunate than I am by donating money or other material goods.  In my heart I can practice charity by thinking kind thoughts and with simple acts of kindness.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

CHANGE



…any form which is not of the original harmony is subject to change.  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

I accept change as a part of life.  Nothing on earth ever stays the same.  It’s all constantly changing forms.  If times are really good, I may tend to not want anything to change—I want things to stay really good!  But I can change my mind!  I can allow events and people to flow right along.  I can keep my good feeling by making the decision that loving me is more important than any outside occurrence.

Friday, September 28, 2012

CHANCE

We should…see that the world of multiplicity is deep-rooted in a Universe of Unity; that nothing happens by chance; that we live under a government of Law—from the vast planetary system to a garden of roses;…Through cosmic activities and in human destinies, we behold the vast objective panorama of invisible, but adequate, subjective causes. –Ernest Holmes

A chance and an opportunity are the same.  Each moment is a chance to slow down and focus on the present.  Each moment is a chance to begin again no matter what has happened in the past.  Each moment is a chance to have the best possible life.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

CERTAIN



Before we attempt to improve our conditions, before we proceed further on the subject of healing
It is necessary that we be certain in our own minds that thought is creative, as upon this basis our entire superstructure rests. –Ernest Holmes

I have faith in the power of the Universe and in the Power of my own thought.  I know that Goddess is in charge of my life and that I am cared for.  I do not always know exactly what will happen next but I am certain that all is well.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CENTER



SPIRIT IS ALL.  –the Center and Circumference of everything that exists—both manifest and unmanifest.  It has no enemies, no differences, no otherness, no apartness, no separation from itself.  –Ernest Holmes

The more I center myself in Spirit, the better my life gets.  If I get distracted with things that are negative or not important, I notice this, because I won’t be quite as happy, or I might feel tense in my body.  I can then bring myself back to center by breathing and thinking loving thoughts.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CELEBRATE

To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
 --The American Heritage dictionary

I love life, so I celebrate.  I like to do creative things with color, paint, fabric, embellishments like buttons and beads, yarn and lots of different textures.  I love my home and my family and my friends.  I celebrate all of these things by getting fully involved and trusting the process to unfold naturally.  I create value and I enjoy.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

CAUSE



Thoughts are things, they have the power to objectify themselves; thought lays hold of Causation and forms real Substance… Thoughts of sickness can make a man sick, and thoughts of health can heal him.  –Ernest Holmes

I am cause in my life rather than effect.  I choose to take charge and to create what I want in a loving way that is for the good of me and others.  I let go of any old beliefs that make me a “victim”; I let go and I allow myself to be CAUSE.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CARING



The root definition of cured is “cared for.”  If we say that a disease is incurable, we are saying that it is not sensitive to care.  As long as any cell is alive it is sensitive to care, which means that as long as a person is alive, the cells of the body respond to care.—Ernest Holmes

I care about my life.  When I have the appearance of a problem, I sit back and take a breath.  I let go of judgments about good, bad, right or wrong.  I make a decision to respond with a caring attitude.  I care about what happens; therefore I step forward in a positive manner.

Friday, September 21, 2012

BREATHE



…breathing is life.  You can go for months without food, days without water, but only moments without breath.  Breathing affects all our actions and our thoughts, too.  Mastering your breath is an important step toward mastering the rest of you! –the Complete Idiots guide to Yoga

Breathing is a life saver.  BREATHING IS LIFE!  Whenever I am having any negative thinking I remember to take some nice deep breaths and since it is impossible to keep up the negative thinking at the same time I breathe I am left with the breathing!  Breathing is life giving and energizing; it even makes any aches and pains go away.  The trick is to remember to do it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BLESSING



Life is a blessing or a curse, according to the use we make of it.  In the long run, no one judges us but ourselves and no one condemns us but ourselves.  We believe in a law that governs all things and all people.  If we make mistakes, we suffer.  We are our own reward and our own punishment.  –Ernest Holmes

“Everything and Everyone is a Blessing.”  I heard this from a very beautiful man who was a practicing clown.  Whenever something happens in my life that I perceive as not good, I say to myself, “Everything and Everyone is a Blessing”, because appearances are not the Truth.  Also, whatever is happening, I can always bless it.

Monday, September 17, 2012

BIRTH



The mold of acceptance is the measure of our experience.  The Infinite fills all molds and forever flows into new and greater ones.  Within us is the unborn possibility of limitless experience.  Ours is the privilege of giving birth to it!
--Ernest Holmes

Birth is a beginning and every day I am born again.  With each new moment I am reborn.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

BELOVED



“Beloved, now we are the sons of God.”  Since each soul is some part of the Whole, it is impossible that any soul can be lost! –Ernest Holmes

I am a beloved child of the Universe.  I am comforted by this Love.  I know that I am not alone.  I am always loved because as a beloved child of the Universe I am Love.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

BELONGING

Everyone automatically attracts to himself just what he is and we may set it down that wherever we are, however intolerable the situation may be, we are just where we belong. 
–Ernest Holmes

A feeling of belonging, of being included with other people of like mind and who I can find some level of agreement with, who I can connect with, is essential to being alive and healthy.  So, I cultivate a friendship with myself, of agreeing with myself, approving of myself and my interests.  In this way, I attract those kindred souls that I feel an affinity with and I get a feeling of belonging.

Friday, September 14, 2012

BELIEF

…our belief sets the limit to our demonstration of a Principle which, of Itself, is without limit.  It is ready to fill everything, because It is Infinite.  So, it is not a question of Its willingness, nor of Its ability.  It is entirely a question of our own receptivity.  –Ernest Holmes

I accept that I am not my beliefs.  I accept that I am one with Spirit.  I am Spirit.  Any belief in lack or limitation is now gone, dissolved into nothingness.  In the silence I feel the presence of Life.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BEING



No matter what our emotional storm, or what our objective situation, may be, there is always a something hidden in the inner being that has never been violated.  We may stumble, but always, there is that Eternal Voice, forever whispering within our ear, that thing which causes the eternal quest, that thing which forever sings and sings—Ernest Holmes

I like to practice BEING, rather than reacting to life’s happenings, or acting impulsively.  When I practice BEING, then whatever I need to know comes to mind much more easily.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BEGIN



Since we must all begin right where we are, most of us will be compelled to begin our healing work with a mechanical process.  We should take the highest thought we have, and attempt to enlarge on this consciousness until it embraces a more vital concept of Reality.  –Ernest Holmes

When I live in the present moment I can always begin again.  When I practice beginning again, I can let go of stress or worry and I can see things with a fresh outlook.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

BECOME



We do not take what we wish but we do attract to ourselves that which is like our thought.  Man must become more if he wishes to draw a greater good into his life.—Ernest Holmes

The process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly is transformation.  In my life, I am constantly transforming learning, growing becoming and reinventing myself.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BEAUTY



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

I love beauty; it is everywhere, in everyone and all inclusive.  I am an artist, so visual beauty is my favorite.  I like to feast my eyes.  But there is beautiful music, beautiful nature—well really beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  It’s in your mind.  It’s how you look at a something that makes it beautiful or not!

Friday, September 7, 2012

BE



Know your own mind.  Train yourself to think what you wish to think; be what you wish to be; feel what you wish to feel, and place no limit on Principle!  --Ernest Holmes

Sometimes I still look outside myself to get my needs met.  But more and more I am finding what I need right here and right now rather than trying to see it in the past or in the future.  Just to BE is the best solution I have found.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BALANCE



Who leans on the Truth, throwing all—with an undivided attention—on the scales of Reality will find them balanced rightly, through the great law of compensation, which weighs and measures everything exactly as it is.  –Ernest Holmes

I keep myself in balance by practicing moderation in everything I think, say or do.  I do not go to extremes in any direction because I like to stay in the present moment and to keep on being aware of what’s happening right now.  I like to listen to others and honor their point of view and still honor myself and my own thoughts at the same time.  I am in balance when I honor life as is.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

AWARENESS



The mystic intuitively perceives Truth, and often without any process of reasoning- immediately is aware, with what Swedenborg called a sort of “interior awareness” a spiritual sense.
 –Ernest Holmes

In my conscious awareness of what is good in my life, I am able to move forward.  When I let go of doubt or fear then the path is clear and I can see the Spiritual Truth.  My awareness is of Perfection.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

AWAKENED



The Universe, both visible and invisible, is a spiritual System.  Man is a part of this Spiritual Order so indivisibly united with It that the entire Cosmos is (or may be) reflected, in his mind!  Evolution is the awakening of the soul to a recognition of its unity with the Whole,
---Ernest Holmes

Life is a process of awakening.  Each day, I wake up a little bit more, as I learn to let go of fear and to practice compassion, to stand up for myself and others and to practice creativity.  Every day, as my eyes open a little bit more, I feel better and better!

Monday, September 3, 2012

AVAILABLE


…we recognize the Universal Spirit as the Source of all life and inspiration; an Infinite Self-Knowingness, which we grasp only in part but which is ever available since the Infinite is omnipresent. –Ernest Holmes

By bringing my awareness back into the present moment, I allow Spirit to be available to me. I open myself to others, I am flexible, I stretch and allow miracles to take place.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

AUTHENTICITY


The quality or state of being authentic; reliability; genuineness

I listen to myself; I listen to my body and I do what is right for me.  Rather than being influenced by something or someone outside myself, I take my power back, I claim my authenticity.  I express the real me and I enjoy my life to the fullest!