Sunday, March 31, 2013

INTELLIGENCE



Whatever the nature of any principle may be—in so far as it is understood by anyone—it may be understood by all who take the time to investigate.  This does not require any unusual degree of intelligence, but rather, a practical application of what we now know in order that we may increase our knowledge.  The study of the Science of Mind is a study of First Cause, Spirit, Mind, or that invisible Essence, that ultimate stuff and Intelligence from which everything comes, the Power back of creation—the Thing Itself.  ---Ernest Holmes

The Universe is Intelligence.  Just look at how a flower grows from a little seed.  I am so amazed at the beautiful colors of flowers, the shapes of the petals and leaves.  What creative Intelligence made this?  Wow!

I have knowledge and the ability to reason rationally.  I no longer need to react to events and situations by being fearful.  My intelligence allows me to see circumstances more clearly and to respond with Love.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

INTEGRITY



The integrity of the Universe cannot be questioned nor doubted.  The spirit must be, and is, perfect.  That which is back of everything must be good, must be complete must be love and harmony.  When we are out of harmony with some special good, it is because we are off track along that particular line of the activity of Spirit. –Ernest Holmes

I have integrity when I am well.  I take care of myself, I do the right thing, I am doing my perfect work and I love myself at this moment.  I have integrity.

Friday, March 29, 2013

INSPIRATION



With every new inspiration of thought we appropriate something of God.  With every outpouring of life, expressed in faith and good deeds, we are expressing God.  When we associate our breathing with the very Life and Light of God, nothing can retard the flow of life through us.
 –Ernest Holmes

I am inspired to give the best gifts I possibly can.  I give of myself from my heart.  This is inspiration and this makes me feel really good.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

INFINITY



No man has ever plumbed the depths of either the conscious or the subjective life.  In both directions, we reach out to Infinity, and since we cannot encompass Infinity, we shall always be expanding and always enlarging our capacity to know and to experience.  –Ernest Holmes

The Universe is infinite.  There is infinite Power, infinite Love, and infinite abundance.  There is always more than enough to go around because infinity means that there is always more.  I will never run out of Love because Love is Infinite.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

INDIVIDUAL



Individuality must be spontaneous; it can never be automatic.  The seed of freedom must be planted in the inner-most being of man, but, like the Prodigal Son, man must make the great discovery for himself.  –Ernest Holmes

We are all one and individualized.  I have an individual path.  I follow my path and the path is mine alone.  By myself I take the next step and the next.  Each step is my own decision.  My destination is Unity with all; to go beyond separation; to be completely individualized and yet one with the Universal and equal with all.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IMMORTALITY



Furthermore, the mystics have taught the ultimate salvation of all people and the immortality of every soul.  Indeed, they have taught that IMMORTALITY IS HERE AND NOW, IF WE WOULD BUT AWAKE TO THE FACT.—Ernest Holmes

I am Spirit which is infinite.  Sometimes, when I am in a bad mood I feel like I am losing something—or I have lost something.  But the more I bring myself back to center and realize that the things I thought I wanted were not really very important.  What is important is deep at the center of my being.  There is always this place I can come back to—that which has never changed and can never go away or die.  It lives forever; it’s immortal.

Monday, March 25, 2013

IMAGINATION



Things are ideas in form.  What else could they be?  There is nothing from which to make things except ideas.  In the beginning, we behold nothing visible; there is only an Infinite Possibility, a Limitless Imagination, a Consciousness—the only action of this Consciousness being idea.
--Ernest Holmes

My imagination is rich with ideas and creative solutions.  I am grateful for my imagination.  I am always using my imagination and my creativity when making my art—it is very fun!  But I release my imagination when I want to relax and focus on this present moment.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

ILLUMINATION



Right here, through our own nature is the gateway and path which leads to illumination, to realization, to inspiration, to the intuitive perception of everything.  The highest faculty in man is intuition and it comes to a point sometimes where, with no process of reasoning at all, he instantly knows. –Ernest Holmes

As my true identity is unveiled and revealed, I embrace the process of illumination.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

IDENTITY



There are not two subjective minds.  There is but one Subjective Mind, and what we call our subjective mind is really the use we are making of the One Law.  Each individual maintains his identity in Law through his personal use of it!

Personal identity of course postulates memory which binds into one sequence, the old life and the new.  This means that man must carry with him—after the experience of physical death—a complete remembrance, for it is to this alone that we must look for the link which binds one event to another, making life a continuous stream of self-conscious expression.—Ernest Holmes

As my life unfolds and I let go of old ways of being, more and more, my true identity is unveiled and revealed.

Friday, March 22, 2013

IDEALISM



The student should take time every day to see his life as he wishes it to be to make a mental picture of his ideal.  He should pass this picture over to the Law and go about this business, with a calm assurance that on the inner side of life something is taking place.  There should not be any sense of hurry or worry about this, just a calm, peaceful sense of reality.  Let the Law work through, and express Itself in, the experience.  There should be no idea of compulsion.  We do not have to make the Law work; it is Its nature to work.  In gladness then, we should make known our desires, and in confidence we should wait upon the Perfect Law to manifest through us.
---Ernest Holmes

In an ideal world, everyone has enough food to eat, clothes to wear and a roof over their heads.  There is no sickness or disease, no war.  There are beautiful hills, rivers, and trees.  All beings commune in peace and harmony.  This Idealism is an idea to visualize in mind, heart and body.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

IDEA



ALL THOUGHT IS CREATIVE

Since this is true, it follows that we cannot say that one thought is creative while another is not.  We must say that all thought is creative, according to the nature, impulse, and emotion of conviction behind the thought.  Thought creates a mold in the Subjective, in which the idea is accepted and poured, and sets power in motion in accordance with the thought.  –Ernest Holmes

I have a very long list of idea after idea.  I prioritize my list to find the most important ideas and then I act on the best ones.  I love ideas!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HUMILITY

 
Humility or humbleness is a quality of being courteously respectful of others.  It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness and vanity.  Rather than, “Me first,” humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.”  “Humility” is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others.  www.christianbiblereference.org

The power of Spirit is what keeps me alive.  I am completely dependent on this Universal spirit.  I am nothing without it, because It is everything!  When I remember this I have humility.

Monday, March 18, 2013

HUMBLE



Pure religion manifests itself through acts of kindness and mercy.  It is not arrogant—claiming a front seat in heaven—but is humble before the great Whole.  It unifies with all humanity and finds no great difference between saint and sinner.  Such a religion as this, the world of today needs, for it is sick of pretense and would like a practical demonstration of a belief in God, made manifest through good works.  –Ernest Holmes

The Universe is so vast and I am smaller than a speck.  I am insignificant, and yet I am integral part of a Divine Plan.  I humbly move forward to complete my small piece of a huge picture.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

HOPE



If it were not for the divine hope in us, our experience would be more than the human mind could digest.  –Ernest Holmes

When I say, “There is Hope”, what I mean is that if a situation is challenging, I do not give up because I know that something better will happen.  “There is Hope”!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

HONOR



Let us honor God more and man less.  Let us seek within for the cause; it can be found in no other place.  There is nothing that can keep us from this inner vision of the Eternal Reality. 
–Ernest Holmes

I honor myself, my body, my feelings and my process of life.  This helps me to also honor the lives of others on this planet and to make a contribution to the healing of our earth.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

HONEST



Showing fairness and sincerity; straightforward; free from deceit—an honest effort www.YourDictionary.com

The more open and honest I am, the more blessed and healed I become, because this way, I am not hiding anything.  “What you see is what you get.”  I am honest and I am well.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HOME



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.—Ernest Holmes

Home is where the heart is.  I feel most at home when I act with Love.  When I really love myself and I feel secure in my self expression, this is my home.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

HOLINESS


We are told to be renewed in mind by the Spirit and to put on the new man, which is created in true holiness… The mind is the creative factor within us, and when the mind takes its pattern after the Spirit, it automatically renews the outer man after true holiness or wholeness. 
–Ernest Holmes

All of Life is holy.  All of Life is a blessing.  Everything and Everyone is a blessing.  As I express myself I express blessings.  As I express myself, I express holiness.
 


Monday, March 11, 2013

HELPFULNESS



If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him or her by asking if there is anything you can do.  Think up something appropriate and do it. –Edgar Watson Howe

I am helpful in everything I do.  I first help myself and then I am prepared to help others.  This is helpfulness.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

HELPFUL



Ultimately we shall see that the Universe rests on the shoulders of Love; that God is Love; and that all the errors of man are the result of ignorance of his own true nature.  The happy outlook on life is always constructive; the understanding heart is filled with sympathy and helpfulness toward all.—Ernest Holmes

I can be helpful in everything I think, say and do. If I am thinking positive and encouraging thoughts about others, then I am being a helpful influence.  If I am saying uplifting things in my conversations, then I am helpful in that way.  When my actions make a difference, that is helpful.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

HEAVEN



Heaven is lost merely for the lack of a perception of harmony.  Hell is the phantom abode of our morbid imaginations.  Heaven and Hell are states of consciousness.—Ernest Holmes

Heaven is right now.  I relax into the present moment and I see that all of the worries in my head, I just made up.  I can let them go and realize heaven in the NOW.

Friday, March 8, 2013

HEARTWORK



Heart symbolizes the innermost center of the being.  When the intellect is no longer contradicted by our emotional reactions, by unconscious doubts and fears, then the word of our mouth will immediately bear fruit.—Ernest Holmes

I allow my heart to guide me in everything I do.  I consciously go within and listen to my heart.  I am aware of the heart area of my chest and I focus on how it feels.  If I am experiencing any negative thoughts of feelings about anyone, I visualize that person and I take them into my heart where Love dissolves the problem.  The Love in my heart heals anything I choose to allow to enter in to be healed.  My Heart Work heals me.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

HEART



The arrogant have not perceived the simplicity of faith, but the pure in heart see God.  The farmer has seen the Heavenly Host in his fields.  The child has frolicked with Him at play.  The mother has clasped Him to her breast and the fond lover has seen Him in the eyes of his beloved.  We look too far away for Reality.  –Ernest Holmes

My heart is full of love, because I allow it to open to all aspects of life.  I breathe and I allow.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HEALTH

 

If one wishes to demonstrate prosperity, he must first have a consciousness of prosperity; if he wishes health, he must embody the idea of health.  This is more than faith; it is the knowledge that we are dealing with Law. –Ernest Holmes

I have an attitude of Gratitude, I eat lots of fruits and veggies, I exercise every day, I get plenty of rest, I practice breathing, and I practice HEALTH!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

HEALING



Healing and demonstration take place as our minds become attuned to the truth of Being.  There is no process of healing, but there is generally a process in healing.  This process is the time and effort which we undergo in or realization of Truth. –Ernest Holmes

I accept the present Reality.  I embrace every aspect of my life, including all of it, my body, my work, my family and friends; all of the problems and all of the solutions.  I accept healing!

Monday, March 4, 2013

HARMONY



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

Harmony happens when we are all working together for the common good of all.  So, I agree to always do my part to move towards completing my own piece of the greater whole so that we are all closer to having peace and harmony.
I do the right thing.  I do what works for me.  I play the role that is the Divine piece of the puzzle that is mine.  In God’s symphony, I play my own instrument with the perfect notes that create harmony for all.