Friday, November 30, 2012

DETERMINATION



A steadfast determination to attain some purpose, the letting go of all that opposes it, a complete reliance upon the Law of good, and an unqualified trust in Spirit—this is true fasting and real prayer.—Ernest Holmes

Success takes determination, creativity, faith and persistence.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

DESTINY



Whatever we think, act, believe in, feel, visualize, vision, image read and talk about—in fact all processes which affect or impress us at all—are going into the subjective state of our thought, which is our individualized use of Universal Mind.  Whatever goes into the subjective state of our thought tends to return again as some condition.  So we and we alone control our destiny.
--Ernest Holmes

My destiny is Freedom, Love, total Abundance, Peace, Harmony, and Balance.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DESIRE



The word that we speak is the law of our lives, and nothing hinders its operation but ourselves.  We may use this creative word for whatever purpose we desire, and this word becomes the law unto the thing for which it was spoken.  –Ernest Holmes

I desire all good for myself and others.  I release anything that no longer serves me.  My only real desire is for wellness and healing at this moment.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DEMONSTRATE

How much can one demonstrate?  Just what one can believe.  How much can we see, how much can we accept, how much can we find in our consciousness that is no longer repudiated by our denials?  Whatever that is, THAT MUCH WE CAN HAVE. Ernest Holmes

I demonstrate my art quilt techniques so that people can see how I do my work and if they are artists, then can be inspired to apply the ideas to what they do in their art.

Monday, November 26, 2012

DELIVER



Man will deliver himself from sickness and trouble in exact proportion to his discovery of himself and his true relationship to the whole. –Ernest Holmes

When I am working on a commission art quilt for someone and together we agree on a date of completion; and delivery, then I know what I need to do to deliver the completed beautiful work of art on time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

DECLARE



Anyone can heal who believes that he can and who will take the time to set that belief in motion through the Law.  To daily see the perfect man, and to daily declare for his objective appearance, is correct mental practice and will heal.  –Ernest Holmes

I declare my prosperity and abundance right here and right now.  I am prosperous because I declare that I am prosperous.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

DECISIVENESS



The all-powerful Mind of the Indwelling Christ in me dissolves and dissipates from my mind all belief in indecision, anxiety, depression and discouragement, for I dwell in the realm of peace. 
--Ernest Holmes

In order to move on, I consider each item and I say, “yes” or I say, “no”.  I let go of the items that are not essential and I focus on what is important.  I am decisive and my business is efficient.

Friday, November 23, 2012

DECIDE



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.

I decide to love myself and I decide to trust the Universe is taking care of my needs. I decide to let go of anything that no longer serves me and I decide to allow myself to receive love.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

DAWN

The Christ triumphs over death and the grave breaking through the tomb of human limitation into the dawn of eternal expansion.  –Ernest Holmes

Dawn is the beginning of the day.  The sun is coming up and warming our part of the planet.  When a new idea dawns on me, that idea is a beginning.  Each moment of my life is a new beginning, a new dawn.  In each moment, each dawn, I can release the old and begin again, fresh.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CREATIVITY



Behind the individual is the Universal, which has no limits.  In this concept alone lies the possibility of eternal and endless expansion.  Everyone is Universal on the subjective side of life, and individual only at the point of conscious perception.  The riddle is solved, and we all use the creative power of the Universal Mind every time we use our own mind.

Something within me has ideas.  Something within me finds solutions.  Something within me answers a need.  Something within me knows what to do next.  I can also use my creativity destructively.  Today, I choose to use the powerful tool of creativity in a positive, constructive way.  Making artwork is a beautiful way to use it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

CREATIVE



Within us, then, there is a creative field, which we call the subjective mind; around us there is a creative field which we call Subjective.  One is universal and the other is individual. But in reality, they are one.  There is one mental Law in the Universe, and where we use it, it becomes our law because we have individualized it.—Ernest Holmes

I am creative by nature.  The trick to being creative is to put the creativity to good use.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

CREAGEOUS



God’s Creative Power of Mind is right here.  We have as much of this power as we believe in and embody.  –Ernest Holmes

I have the courage to express and share my creativity.  I listen to my inner voice and I proceed to move forward, one moment at a time doing whatever Spirit moves me to do or say.  I write down all of my ideas.  I prioritize them and I express them one at a time in the precious present moment.  I tap into my Spiritual Creativity and I spontaneously express the work that is mine to do.  I am Creageous!

Friday, November 16, 2012

COURAGE



The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it, quality of being fearless or brave; valor www.YourDictionary.com

Rather that resisting the difficult aspects of my life and rather than avoiding doing those things that I am afraid of, I can choose to have the courage to move forward and go for what I want.  I do not let fear win!  I accept the courage I already have within me and I go for the gold!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

COSMIC



We observe in creation an atomic intelligence, then a simple consciousness; after which comes a personal consciousness, then a Cosmic consciousness.—Ernest Holmes

The Universe is Cosmic.  My Universal Consciousness is my Cosmic Consciousness.  I can tap into this Infinite Intelligence at any time to receive the guidance I need.  I listen to the Cosmic Spirit within me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

COOPERATION



Every day and every hour we are meeting the eternal realities of life and in such degree as we cooperate with these eternal realities in love, in peace, in wisdom and in joy—believing and receiving—we are automatically blessed. Our prayer is answered before it is uttered.
—Ernest Holmes

I am self reliant and yet I am not alone.  I am willing to work with others on a team.  No big project or event can happen with just one person.  My art quilts are created by me with the help of all of the teachers I have ever had; with the help of fabric manufacturers, as well as paint, beads, buttons, batting thread, sewing machines, studio, quilts, too, etc.—all created by teams of people.  I cooperate by being a part of it all.  When I market my work, I agree by cooperating with the way the market works and I price my art according to what the market will bear.  I connect with people who can help me sell the work and with those who will buy it.  I cooperate. J

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CONTRIBUTION



Contribute:  To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund for a common purpose—American Heritage Dictionary

How do I make a contribution?  I look around me to see what needs doing.  I listen to my heart; I love my family and friends; I set my priorities; I check items off of my list; I help others when appropriate and I live in peace.

Friday, November 9, 2012

CONTENT


If one is not attracting good into his life, there is something wrong with his unconscious thinking.

…This inner thought content is the sole medium between the Absolute and the relative, between causes and conditions.—Ernest Holmes

What is important is content.  It’s not so much the container, but what is in the container, the content that matters.  I have all kinds of creative ideas for artwork; I could be very busy for a really long time!  My ideas for art to do keep changing all the time, but what is really important?  It’s what’s inside that counts.  It’s the content; and this remains the same; it’s all for Love!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CONTEMPLATE



Plotinus, perhaps the greatest of the Neo-Platonic philosophers, in personifying Nature said: “I do not argue, I contemplate; and as I contemplate, I let fall the forms of my thought.” This is the manner in which Nature creates—It contemplates.  As a result of Its contemplation, It lets fall the seed of Its thought into the Universal Subjective which, being Law, produces the object thought about.—Ernest Holmes

I observe in my mind a beautiful pink rose.  I look at it from every angle and I see all of the different shapes it takes as I turn it.  I look at its petals and I notice lots of different shades of pink in the light and shadows.  Its fragrance touches my heart, as I contemplate God’s Grace in a small aspect of Nature.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CONSTRUCTIVE




The First Principle is goodness, and only in so far as our thought and action tend toward a constructive program, will it eventually succeed.  –Ernest Holmes

I am constructive in my thinking and in my creativity.  I may go back and destroy some old ideas that no longer work for me, but I do this with only good in mind, because I am having new, better and more constructive ideas forming to take their place.

Monday, November 5, 2012

CONSIDERATION



“Who would save his life must lose it” This is another of those mystical sayings of Jesus which must be carefully considered before accepting it.  Does God demand that we give up everything if we are to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?  Of course not!  To suppose that God wills us to be limited is to contradict the Divine Nature.  God’s only will is to BE, and for all to BE, for God can conceive of man only as part of Himself.  –Ernest Holmes

I consider the feelings and needs of others.  I treat people with consideration and kindness as I allow them to express their individuality.  I treat myself with the same consideration.  We are all one.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CONSCIOUSNESS



What is the mind?  No man living knows.  We know a great deal about the mind, but not what it is. By mind, we mean consciousness.  We are now using it.  We cannot locate mind in the body, for, while the body is a necessary vehicle for consciousness while we are here, it is not consciousness. –Ernest Holmes

When I am conscious I can take charge of a situation and do whatever I can to show love and compassion and to be a positive force for change for the good of all concerned.  When I have consciousness, I can take a deep breath and give myself a lift.  When I have consciousness I can influence and uplift others.

Friday, November 2, 2012

CONNECTION



We should think clearly and allow the image of our thoughts to sink into a subjective state.  We do not crowd them down; we let them sink into this inner receptivity with power and with conviction.  Our individual subjective mind is our place in the Universal Creative Law and immediately connects us with limitless power and energy.—Ernest Holmes

How can I connect?  How can I become closer to God?  I can become closer to God by simply relaxing and letting go and accepting that I am God.  I am already connected by simply accepting that I am connected.  There is nothing to do but to accept my connectedness and to practice gratitude. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

CONFIDENCE



…always the man who has faith in his own ability accomplishes far more than the one who has no confidence in himself.  Those who have great faith, have great power.  –Ernest Holmes

I believe in myself, and in what I am doing.  I have faith in my creative process and I move forward in confidence.  When I have confidence, then I enjoy life!