Saturday, August 31, 2013

SYNTHESIS



The term synthesis (from the ancient Greek σύνθεσις σύν [with] and θεσις [placing]) is used in many fields, usually to mean a process which combines together two or more pre-existing elements resulting in the formation of something new. 

My art quilts are a combination of ingredients and materials; fabric, acrylic paint, buttons, beads—those are the physical materials.  Each one starts with an idea and then a drawing.  In between all of this is a process of creating.  The final product is a synthesis of it all.

Friday, August 30, 2013

SYMBOL



The spiritual world contains an image of the physical; the physical is a counterpart of the spiritual.  A true estimate of the outward symbol points to the spiritual reality behind it. –Ernest Holmes

What I desire may appear to be a bigger house or a new car, but, really it is a symbol of something deeper, a feeling of peace and abundance.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SURRENDER



You cannot heal anyone of his trouble, if it is the result of some mental attitude which he will not surrender.—Ernest Holmes

At this moment I let go of all of the facts and figures of my head.  I let go of all the worries of living.  I let go of all of the appearances of this earth.  I let go of having to know what’s going to happen next.  I let go of holding on.  I let go of anger and fear.  I surrender to Life itself because I am Life itself!  I surrender to myself!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SUPPORT



And what is the spiritual world?  And where is it?  It is right here, could we but see it.  Behind everything material, stands the spiritual, supporting it and without which there would be no material.  –Ernest Holmes

No one is ever alone.  With all of my talent and all of the wonderful art projects I work on every day; I could not do any of it without the support of my family and friends or without the support of the Universe.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SUPERNATURAL



There is nothing supernatural about the study of Life from the metaphysical viewpoint.  That which today seems to us supernatural, after it is thoroughly understood, will be found spontaneously natural.  –Ernest Holmes

The word supernatural implies something greater than natural.  There is something invisible that is much greater than the visible.  That is the invisible power of the present moment.

Monday, August 26, 2013

SUNSHINE

 
I live in the sunshine of eternal truth and beauty.  I love and understand life.  My faith in the healing and the cleansing power of my word is complete.—Ernest Holmes

Sunshine makes me feel so good!  When I am conscious and living in the NOW, I am letting the “sunshine” into my heart.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SUFFICIENCY



Have no fear of tomorrow; enjoy today.  Refuse to carry the corpse of a mistaken yesterday.  What untold misery is suffered through the burdens imposed by our yesterdays and the bitter prospects of our tomorrows! …The day in which we live is sufficient.  –Ernest Holmes

Whatever I have, it is sufficient.  I always have enough.  When I have a small amount, I can always create more.  In any amount of Goddess’s good, I see the potential for more and more abundance.  My abundance within me is sufficient.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SUCCESS



Everything that I do shall be a success.  I am led, guided and inspired by the Living Spirit of Love and of right action.  –Ernest Holmes

When I slow down and focus on each moment of my day, I can see how every small aspect of my life can be a success.  I can always choose success.

Friday, August 23, 2013

SUBTLE



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

When I am quiet and still I become more aware of the subtle qualities of Life.  Sometimes, I notice a small aspect of my art work that I could adjust to make it better; things I may not have seen before.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

SUBSTANCE



This is the way it is in dealing with the subtle energy of Spirit, but the molds are made in our own subjective minds, through conscious and specific thought, purpose and direction.  We should be very careful not to think that because we make the mold, we must create the substance. It already exists…--Ernest Holmes

Everything visible and invisible is made up of substance, which is the energy of the Universe.  If I breathe and focus on the present moment, I can feel this substance flowing through me.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

SUBLIME



It is this science of faith we are seeking to uncover—a definite technique that will conduct our minds through a process of thought, if necessary to that place which the sublime minds of all ages have reached by direct intuition.  –Ernest Holmes

My life is sublime, not when I already have what I want, but when I want what I already have.  It is sublime when I am enough and what I have is enough and I am grateful!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

STREAM



…the student of metaphysics is learning to consciously control the stream of thought that he allows to enter his inner and creative mentality.  –Ernest Holmes

As I breathe, I am grateful for the steady stream of healing energy that flows through my body.

Monday, August 19, 2013

STILLNESS



The Spirit within me is in perfect rest.  The center of my being is quiet and poised.  I let my inner Spirit fill my whole being with peace and stillness.  With this word, I now relax in body and mind.  I let the divine Tranquility fill me.  –Ernest Holmes

In the stillness of the night, deep within me I listen.  I hear my very essence in the silence.  I am grateful for who I am.  I let go of appearances.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SPONTANEOUS



We have the right to choose what we wish to experience.  We have the right to choose the kind of companions with whom we wish to associate; to say in what city and in what type of house we would like to live.  We are individuals and the only way we can be individuals is to be spontaneous.  There is no such thing as a mechanistic individuality; it must have the essential elements of spontaneity.  –Ernest Holmes

In creative activity, there is a moment when I forget all of my plans and some spontaneous expression flows out of me; something I could never have predicted; something wonderful.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

SPIRIT



The spiritual is the realm of First Cause.  Therefore, we may read Buddha, Jesus, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Swedenborg, Emerson, Whitman, Browning or any of the other great mystics, no matter in what age, they have lived, and we shall find the same Ultimate.  –Ernest Holmes

I am one with Spirit because all of Life is Spirit.  My creative Spirit moves freely every day in every way and I am connecting more and more fully with this divine energy.  Spirit is Light, Life, and Love and moves me to be healed and opened to greater good. I allow Spirit to flow and express in me through me and as me.

Friday, August 16, 2013

SPECIFIC



Ignorance of the law excuses no one from its effects.  If, then, certain specific ways of thought and belief have produced limitations, other beliefs will change them.  We must learn to believe.  The approach should be direct, and it should be specific.  –Ernest Holmes

When I ask the Universe for what I want, I write down a specific request and then I stay centered on my request until I manifest it.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

SPEAK



We are dealing with an impersonal Principle.  It will operate for one just as quickly as for another, because It is Law.  Dare to speak, and to know that what you speak is the Law unto the thing spoken regardless of what conditions exist.  One, alone, in consciousness with the Infinite, constitutes a complete majority.  –Ernest Holmes

I speak my word and I affirm the goodness of life and the wonderful creativity that makes life worth living.  I speak up for myself and for the good of all.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SOURCE

 
 
 
Should all the wisdom of the Universe be poured over us, we should yet receive only that which we are ready to understand.  This is why some draw one type of knowledge and some another, and all from the same source—the source of all knowledge.  The scientist discovers the principles of his science, the artist embodies the spirit of his art…--Ernest Holmes

My Source is Spirit which is so much larger than my small individual self-hood.  I can depend on this source, of which I am a part and which is not separated from me.  I am my source.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SOUL

 

We may enter in because of our belief, but we cannot enter while there is unbelief.  Here we come to a house divided against itself.  If we say we can only experience a little good then we shall experience but a little good.  But, if we say, with Emerson, “There is no great and no small to the soul that maketh all,” then we may experience a greater good because we have conceived it.
--Ernest Holmes

My Soul is my Self.  My Self is my Soul.  I am my Self.  I am my Soul.  All of those missing parts of me that I thought were missing?  I have called them all back home to my Self, my Soul.  I am complete—nothing missing!  There never was any part missing.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

SOLUTION



The mathematician solves a problem, but the problem is not the Principle of Mathematics; the solution of the problem is an effect or a result of the application of the principle.  We do not see Life, we experience living.  Causation is invisible.  –Ernest Holmes

There is a solution to every problem if you can just listen to your still small voice.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

SOLITUDE



The Universe holds nothing against us.  No matter how many mistakes we have made, we are still perfect beings within, and the within may become the without, if we will carefully train ourselves to listen to the inner voice of truth which comes to us in our moments of quietness and solitude.  –Ernest Holmes

A certain amount of solitude can be very healing.  It’s good to have a balance of solitude and company.

Friday, August 9, 2013

SIMPLICITY



To return to a sane simplicity is one of the first and most important things to do.  All  receive some light, and this light is always the same light.  There is one nature diffused throughout all nature; One God incarnated in all peoples.  –Ernest Holmes

When I keep it simple, I can be much more peaceful, because I do not become so distracted with unnecessary things to do.  I don’t overwork and I recognize the wonderful value in appreciating my life just the way it is and just the way it is not.  I am able to allow the Joy and love to flow into my body and my soul and my beingness.  Simplicity heals me!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

SILENCE



My mind now releases all sense of burden or strain.  Nothing can hurt or disturb my spiritual self.  I am free and safe.  All plans and ideas can wait until later.  The divine Wisdom works through me and I am protected from mistakes.  My mind is quiet, calm, and deeply still.  All tension is released and the great inner peace flows out through every nerve.  My body rests in the still silence of the spirit.  I bless my body and my mind for they are good and worthy of my love. 
--Ernest Holmes

When I go into the silence and listen to the stillness of the moment, I can hear my guidance quietly giving me my next step.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SERVICE



We can put as much detail into our mental work as we desire.  Sometimes to do so will be of great service in gaining a complete mental acceptance of our desires.  This is the whole secret, a complete mental acceptance and embodiment of our desires.  –Ernest Holmes

How can I be of service?  I first help myself, then I can help others.  I first free myself of mental conflicts and tap into the peace of good.  Then I can be clear about what I can do for others.

Monday, August 5, 2013

SERENITY



We know the background of human thought is to a great extent, one of negation, a denial of an harmonious and spiritual Universe; consequently, our outlook on life must be transformed by the renewing of the mind, and even when the results are not immediately forthcoming, we must still maintain a calm serenity of thought.  –Ernest Holmes

When I have forgiven and resolved all of my past issues and relationships, then I experience serenity.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

SENSITIVE



The passages of your mind are open only to the inflow and the outflow of good.  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

I am sensitive to the feelings of others, while I learn to take care of myself first.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

SELF DISCIPLINE



Noun
Training that develops self-control, character, or orderliness and efficiency   www.yourdictionary.com

I set my intention right now to do whatever it takes to remain healthy, wealthy and wise.  I discipline myself to make correct choices.  Self discipline is one of my choices!

Friday, August 2, 2013

SEED



The gardener finds a divine idea concealed in the seed; loosed into action this idea produces a plant.  --Ernest Holmes


Today, I plant a seed of completion, self expression and success for all who desire it.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

SECRET



…the world of multiplicity does not contradict the world of Unity, for the many live in the One.  This concept of Unity is the mystical secret of the ages, the key to spiritual wisdom and to the teaching of Jesus.

You don’t need to keep any secret from anyone when you know the Truth and you act with Love and forgiveness.