Thursday, February 28, 2013

HAPPINESS



…health has always been ours, abundance has always been ours. Happiness and peace have always been ours; they are ours now, for they are the very essence and Truth of our being
.—Ernest Holmes

I choose happiness.  I make up my mind to be happy.  Whatever is happening with my family, work, health or the world at large, I choose to be happy and at peace.  If I follow my guidance and I agree to be agreeable with Loving Kindness; that is what is most likely to give me happiness.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GUIDANCE



People often say, “I don’t know what to do; I don’t know how to make a choice.”  We must realize, that there is an Intelligence within us that does know.  This “guidance” is just as true. –Ernest Holmes

I accept my guidance right here and right now.  In this present moment I listen.  I go within, I become quiet and I tap into that still small voice.  I feel my heart beating and filling with the energy of life.  I listen to love and I use love as my tool which shows me the direction to follow.  I allow love to be my guide.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

GROWTH



…”When ye pray, believe that ye have and ye shall receive.”  He did not say believe and you will immediately have.  He said, “Ye shall receive.”  He did not deny the natural law of evolution and growth.  “Nature operates according to a law of logical sequence.  –Ernest Holmes

I like the idea of “growing where you are planted.” I have a certain set of circumstances and I have projects I am working on and relationships I am in.  These are all perfect just the way they are and each one has a purpose, or something for me to learn.  I take a baby step at a time, and gradually, sometimes unnoticeably I progress and I grow into new situations, new relationships and new creative projects.  When I practice seeing the good in all of it, I grow into more wonderful happenings.


Monday, February 18, 2013

GRATITUDE



“In everything give thanks.”  An attitude of gratitude is most salutary, and bespeaks the realization that we are now in heaven.  How we love to do for those who co-operate, and are grateful for our small endeavors!   Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity.—Ernest Holmes

In cultivating an attitude of gratitude, I am becoming a person of grace.  Each time I look for something to be grateful for, I increase my prosperity and abundance and I become more aware of how fortunate I am.  Every time I am grateful for the people in my life, I increase the love in my heart. When I am grateful I feel good.  I find things to appreciate that I had not noticed before.  Looking at what I do have, rather than what I don’t have, I begin to see from my heart, rather than from my head.  I embrace the people in my life.  I embrace my own life.  When I am grateful, I love myself the way I am!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

GRACE



This is a beautiful thought: that we are fed from the table of the Universe, Whose board is ever spread with blessedness and peace; Whose loving-kindness has never been fathomed; Whose grace and truth are the cornerstones of Reality.—Ernest Holmes

As I find ways to do good in the world, I am filled with more and more of the gift of grace.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

GOOD

 

There is a power in the Universe that honors our faith in It; there is a Law in the Universe which exacts the “uttermost farthing.”  We all wish to feel that the power behind everything is good, as well as creative, an Eternal and changeless Intelligence, in which man lives and moves and has his being.—Ernest Holmes

I like to practice seeing the good in everything that happens, and especially in all people.  Seeing the good in someone has a healing effect on me and the other person as well.  Good is Good!

Friday, February 15, 2013

GOAL



We are surrounded by a spirit of loving Intelligence, and eternal givingness, love, goodness and power that wishes to express Itself through us.  There is a Divine Urge within ever pushing us forward to the goal.—Ernest Holmes

It’s good to set a goal and to do each step, one at a time until I have the job complete.  This helps me feel good about myself.  Having a goal and doing the work helps me to be grounded in Reality.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

GIVE



We give only what we have.  The only shadow we cast is of ourselves; this shadow lengthens as we realize the great Presence in which we live, move and have our being.—Ernest Holmes

Life gives me glorious gifts every day and I am grateful.  I am always looking for the less obvious occurrences; little things to be glad about.  I practice thinking of small ways to give back to life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GIFT



There is a place in us which lies open to the Infinite; but when the Spirit brings Its gift, by pouring Itself through us, It can give to us only what we take.—Ernest Holmes

Everything that happens in life is a gift.  The truth is to open each one with patience and kindness.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

GENUINE

 

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My purpose is to move through all of the barriers that block the love that is in my heart and to really speak honestly and to be genuine in all of my relationships.

Monday, February 11, 2013

GENTLENESS



Gentleness can be viewed as a refinement of character, in difficult time, a thoughtful approach can serve as a model for others, when one thinks only of oneself, and not also of others, then it is easy to hurt others unintentionally.  http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

Soft and sweet like a butterfly; that cannot help but be gentle.  The touch of a feather on your shoulder in the quiet morning sun; this is gentleness.  The precious holding of a child in your arms; this is gentleness.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

GENEROSITY



(noun) the trait of being willing to give your money or time  www.elook.org

Generosity happens when I tell the truth about who I am and what is going on right now rather than holding on to my perceived control over what I cannot control.  It is when I stop controlling what I really can’t control anyway.  It’s when I stop arguing and I forgive.  It’s when I stop resisting and I allow life to flow through me.  It is when I share my money and my art and everything I have with others—just sharing—that is generosity! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

GARDENER



The Gardener goes forth in faith to sow his seeds.  He has learned that as he sows, so shall he reap; that the law works for all alike.  We must accustom ourselves to the concept of the impersonalness of the law, the availability of the law, and the mechanical accuracy of the law.  If we can conceive only a little good, that is as much as we can experience.—Ernest Holmes

I am the gardener of my life.  I till the soil by doing mental housekeeping and cleaning out the cobwebs of my mind.  I choose carefully the seeds that I plant so that I can have the results that I want.  I water my plants with plenty of gratitude and kindness.  I let go and I allow my garden to grow.  When the time comes, I harvest my crop.  Then I begin again.

Friday, February 8, 2013

FULFILLMENT



God wills us to have everything. As we express life, we fulfill God’s law of abundance, but we do this only as we realize that there is good enough, to go around—only, as we know that all of God’s gifts are given as freely and fully as the air and the sunshine… alike to all. ---Ernest Holmes

I see myself in fulfillment.  I am perfect and complete right now. I am doing the work that I love with people that I love and who love me.  I am well compensated for what I do.  I am getting the results I want and these results are for the greatest benefit for myself and others., I accept my life the way it is and  I love myself the way I am right now.  I accept fulfillment at this moment.  I am fulfilled

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

FRIENDSHIP



I understand all people and this understanding is reflected back to me from all.  I give friendship and therefore I have friends.  I help, therefore I am helped.  I uplift therefore I am uplifted.  I am now surrounded by all love, all friendship, all companionship, all health, all happiness, all success.—Ernest Holmes

In life, people come and go.  Some are my friends for a short while and others are long term friends.  I can make the decision to always be a friend to myself and to keep all of my friends in my heart forever.  Friendship is a quality that I cultivate.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

FREEDOM



The relationship between the individual and the Universal Mind is one of reflection.  That is, what we image for ourselves, It images for us.  Then it follows that the very law which created bondage could as easily create freedom.  The Divine intends freedom for us but the very fact that we have creative thought, and that we are real individuals, presupposes the use of our creativeness in more than one way.—Ernest Holmes 

When all of the extra things are out of the way; that is when I have freedom.  Freedom is when my mind is clear and I really know what I want.  I am free to choose for my self because there are no old, self limiting beliefs in my mind; old voices telling me that I am not good enough, smart enough, big enough pretty enough, talented enough to really have what I want.  I am now free and clear.  I am strong, I am intelligent.  I have the faith of God in my heart.  God wants me to have freedom so I choose to have it right here and right now.  I choose to be free, healthy wealthy and wise.  I choose Love.  I have freedom of choice.  I accept my right to vote.

Monday, February 4, 2013

FOUNTAIN



Spiritual experience is a fact.  Spirituality may be defined as an atmosphere of good, the realization of God.  It cannot—and does not—borrow its light from another, no matter how great or noble that other may be.  It springs from within, coming from that never-failing fountain of life, which quenches every thirst, whose Source is in eternity; the well-spring of self-existence.  It is a revelation of the self to the self putting one back on the track of his own self-dependence on Spirit, his own at-one-ment with Reality.—Ernest Holmes

The energy of the Universe is like an infinite fountain continuously flowing, flowing flowing.  This fountain is flowing through me right now.  If I set my judgments aside, I experience more and more of the flowing of the fountain of the Universe.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

FOUNDATION



The Truth will out; the Spirit will make Itself known.  Happy are we if we see these things which, from the foundation of the human race, have been longed for by all aspiring souls.—Ernest Holmes

All of my work is based on thoughts of Love and Peace.  I like to stay in touch with my roots. I have made a commitment to this.  I have made a commitment to a foundation of integrity.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

FORWARD



We realize that since our understanding is not yet complete, it is legitimate to use all methods which will help troubled humanity, but we do look forward to the day when Truth alone will answer every need!  --Ernest Holmes

I am noticing that when I really listen, follow my guidance and move forward with my next step, my energy flows and feels good and healing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

FORGIVENESS



…forgiveness is eternal and ever available.  What a load is dropped from the shoulders of personal responsibility when we realize that the Eternal Mind holds naught against anyone!
—Ernest Holmes

Forgiveness implies that there is something to forgive—like there is some sin committed.  When I am angry and I want to blame someone, I am so grateful for the tool of forgiveness.  If I can change my thinking enough to consider forgiveness, then I am on my way to peace of mind.  I am closer to being able to love unconditionally.