Friday, December 27, 2013

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.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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.

Monday, December 23, 2013

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, December 22, 2013

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, December 21, 2013

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, December 20, 2013

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, December 19, 2013

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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

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.

Friday, December 13, 2013

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.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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.

Monday, December 9, 2013

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.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

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.

Friday, December 6, 2013

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.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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.

Monday, December 2, 2013

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.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

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!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

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.

Friday, November 29, 2013

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!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

ATTRIBUTE



Man is conscious mind or spirit.  This stands for his objective faculty.  The objective mind of man is his recognition of life in a conscious state—it is the only attribute of man that is volitional, or self-choosing.  Consequently, it is the spiritual man.  The conscious mind of man is the contemplator.—Ernest Holmes

I am loving.  I am powerful.  I am intelligent.  I am beautiful.  I am wonderful.  I am radiantly alive.  I am light. I am life. I am creative.  I am Spirit.  All of these are attributes of Spirit.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ATTRACTION



As the idea of friendship dawns upon the consciousness, the law of attraction produces friends, for one is the picture and the other is the thing.—Ernest Holmes

Love is contagious!  Wherever I go, I spread more love.  I love everyone and everything and other people are attracted to me because of my loving attitude.  I am forming loving relationships all the time.  Whatever I need, I attract because of my loving attitude.  I am given wonderful ideas because my mind attracts them from spirit, and because I am willing to let go of the old ideas.  I have a great life while I continue to attract great people and fun ideas.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ATTITUDE



It is wonderful to contemplate the mental attitude of people who are not afraid to believe their prayers will be answered, and are not afraid to say, “I know”.  We shall all arrive at this same assurance, this perfect faith, in such degree as we cease contemplating the Universe as opposed to Itself; as we cease having the will to do or to be that which is contrary to the Universal Good. 
--Ernest Holmes

I find myself in an imperfect world with all sorts of situations and circumstances.  I can choose what my attitude will be when I get out of bed in the morning.  I can choose to be grumpy or I can choose an attitude of gratitude and appreciation for whatever is happening around me.  I can have an influence on circumstances by using my attitude of blessing everyone and everything!

Monday, November 25, 2013

ATTENTION



What we concentrate on, then, is attention.  This is done through intention and the willingness to hold thought centered until the form appears.  It is unnecessary to learn any methods of concentration whatsoever if these simple rules are followed.  –Ernest Holmes

When I pay attention, I notice what really matters—kindness.  When I pay attention I notice opportunities for kindness.  When I pay attention I notice that instead of being in a rush, I could slow down and allow the goddess to flow through me and heal me.  When I pay attention I can remember to focus on the detail which makes my work much more beautiful.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

ATTAINMENT



The Law through which man operates is Infinite, but man appears to be finite; that is, he has not yet evolved to a complete understanding of himself.  He is unfolding from a Limitless Potential but can bring into his experience only that which he can conceive.  There is no limit to the Law, but there appears to be a limit to man’s understanding of It.  As his understanding unfolds, his possibilities of attainment will increase.—Ernest Holmes

I always feel so great when I finish a project or a new quilt.  I have attained completion and I have succeeded in an area of my life.  I long to attain completion in all areas of my work, in my art, my relationships, my beautiful home and garden; the world is vast and seemingly incomplete.  There is always more to do and say.  So I go within my heart to feel the Love of spirit, in my mind, I consciously visualize the perfection of all that is.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

AT-ONE-MENT



We are guided daily by Divine Intelligence into paths of peace, wherein the soul recognizes its Source and meets It in Joyful union, in complete At-One-ment—Ernest Holmes

Sometimes I feel so peaceful, I only hear a gentle hum in my ears and that is all.  It’s like I’m hearing the “tone” of the Universe and I am at one with all that is.

Friday, November 22, 2013

ATMOSPHERE



Every business, every place, every person every thing has a certain mental atmosphere of its own.  This atmosphere decides what is to be drawn to it. For instance, you never saw a successful man who went around with an atmosphere of failure.  Successful people think about success.  A successful man is filled with that subtle something which permeates everything that he does with an atmosphere of confidence and strength.  –Ernest Holmes

I choose to create an atmosphere of love and success.  I begin by using affirmations and telling myself how much I love and appreciate myself.  When I do this, I become energized with love and this feeling is contagious; I connect with others; the atmosphere is filled to the brim with love and success!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

ASSERTIVE



To assert our individuality is to rise above the law of averages into that more highly specialized use of the Law which brings freedom rather than bondage, joy in the place of grief and wholeness instead of sickness.  …we are impressing the Law with a new idea of ourselves…a less limited idea; and we are learning to think independently of any existing circumstance.
—Ernest Holmes

I assert my value.  I communicate; I ask for what I want; I assert myself and I allow my good to come to me.  In the morning I assert myself when I rise out of bed, ride my stationary bike, eat a good breakfast and get ready for the day.  I asset myself when I do my yoga, go for walks and eat my fruits and veggies.  I am assertive when I make healthy choices and I thrive.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ASCEND



Our individualized Universe is forever complete, yet forever completing itself, in order that every experience may teach us to transcend some previous one, in ever ascending cycles, upward bound.  Ernest Holmes

When I think positively and constructively, then I ascend to a higher place in my awareness.  When I think in terms of solutions rather than problems, then I am rising above the circumstances and connecting with the energy of Spirit.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ARTIST



As the artist communes with the essence of beauty and gives birth to form so our minds should commune with the Divine Presence. –Ernest Holmes

As an artist I create beautiful objects because I love the process of doing it and I love it when people respond in a positive way.  So, I think that anyone can take whatever talent they have to create something new as a way of enjoying life and sharing with others.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

ART



…every act in the life of the individual is that such an individual may express himself.  For instance, the love of a mother for her children, a man for his wife, a patriot for his country, a preacher for his religion, an artist for his art, all of these are but ways of self-fulfillment.  This is legitimate self-expression. –Ernest Holmes

Art—what is art?  To me, it is drawing, painting, quilting, plus sculpture—anything society feels is creative.  Actually, I think anything which I can do really well is an art.  There is an art to having a great relationship, running a business or having a beautiful household and garden. I consider the “Art of Living” to be the best one of all!