Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To concentrate means to bring to a center, and in Mental Science it means focusing the mental attention on some definite and desired thought, image, idea or thing. –Ernest Holmes
I work on lots of different projects, but sometimes I’ll need to finish something or get the job done so I will focus on one chunk at a time until everything comes together in completion. When I get quiet and still, then I can focus my mind and feel complete within myself. I have inner focus and outer focus.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Most of us seek the cause in the effect and unknowingly put the cart before the horse, not realizing that the flower is already in the seed, and that effects must follow causes. There can be no true alliance apart from life and no good apart from a unity with the Whole.—Ernest Holmes
I like to think of my life as a garden that I take care of. I plant seeds, I pull weeds, and I water each flower with loving care. It’s similar to having new ideas, letting go of old patterns and caring about what happens.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The intelligence by and through which we perceive that there is a Spiritual Presence and an Infinite Mind in the Universe, constitutes our receptivity to It, and decides Its flow through us.
I let go of resistance and I go with the flow of energy. That’s how I move through life and make good things happen.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
In my physical body there is only room for perfection, because that thought which is sustaining and nourishing my body is aware only of perfection, nothing can come into being except from the One Creative Mind, and nothing can flourish unless there is something to nourish it. Accordingly, I know that my thought does not sustain any false growth, either consciously or unconsciously originated. –Ernest Holmes
I practice right thinking, for example, I think about abundance, prosperity, joy, love, good health, wisdom, preparedness. With this kind of thinking, I flourish and grow, like a beautiful flower.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
(adjective) extended meanings, capable of change; “a flexible character”; “flexible schedules”
I am working on goals for things I want. I want certain solutions and I am pursuing, but the world does not always flow the way I think it should toward the goal I have in mind. So I have learned to be flexible, to listen to my guidance, to bend without breaking and to find ways that work for all concerned.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
With good-natured flexibility, free your thought from any sense of anxiety or strain, or indecision, or deep-seated worry and concern, knowing that you have only to keep your thought steady and clear, fixed upon the potential perfection of the universe in which we live. –Ernest Holmes
I practice yoga everyday to maintain health and flexibility in my body. I practice meditation to maintain health and flexibility in my mind.
Monday, January 21, 2013
We live in a Universe of Love as well as a Universe of Law. One is the complement of the other—the Universe of Love pulsating with feeling, with emotion, and the Universe of Law, the Executor of all feeling and all emotion. –Ernest Holmes
I have a close friendship with a certain person who has a habit of pushing my buttons. I am getting much better at not reacting. Lately, I realized that the reactions are just old thoughts and have nothing to do with this present reality. When I go within and observe the real feeling, I notice that I feel only love.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The subjective mind is the seat of memory and contains a remembrance of everything that has ever happened to the outer man. It also contains the family and race characteristics. It retains these memories, in a certain sense, as mental pictures. The subjective mind might be compared to a picture gallery, upon whose walls are hung pictures of all the people whom the individual has ever known, and all the incidents which he has ever experienced. –Ernest Holmes
The people closest to me are my family. My mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandparents, sons, daughters, best friends, lovers, husbands, wives; anyone who I connect deeply with—that’s my family; those are the people I really care about. I really care about all people and all the creatures on earth. I care about the earth itself. It’s all one!
Friday, January 18, 2013
If one will have faith in himself, faith in his fellowmen, in the Universe, and in God, that faith will light the place in which he finds himself, and by the light of this faith, he will be able to see that ALL IS GOOD. And the light shed by this faith will light the way for others. –Ernest Holmes
Faith is the opposite of fear. I practice Faith by affirming that all is well. The Universe wants for me to have a good life. If I believe this, then my thinking is in the right place. I am having Faith.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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.
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.
Monday, January 14, 2013
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.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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.
Friday, January 11, 2013
…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!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
(noun) the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree. www.elook.org
Friday, January 4, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
(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.