Friday, January 31, 2014

COMPENSATION



“I am surrounded by right action.  I am filled with the consciousness of right action.  Right action is success in all that I undertake to do.  I am successful in all my undertakings, and I am compensated for all my efforts.  I am surrounded by Substance, which is always taking the form of supply and always manifesting Itself to me in the form of whatever my need may be at the time.”  --Ernest Holmes

I am always compensated in one way or another for everything I think, say or do.  For every action there is a reaction.  By acting with intention, I can have more control over what my compensation will be. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

COMPANIONSHIP



A constant realization of the presence of Spirit will provide a sense of Divine Companionship that no other attitude could produce.  –Ernest Holmes

I love having someone to do things with!  Companionship is a gift I am very grateful for!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

COMMUNICATION



The very fact that we are here and can communicate with each other, establishes the Unity of Mind, and it also establishes the fact that Intelligence contacts and communicates with Itself. 
–Ernest Holmes

When I am open and honest in my relationships, I feel healthier and lighter.  I feel my power when I express my feelings and my thoughts.  When I talk with others or when I write in my journal or in a letter, I am clearing my mind and learning about myself.  Creating a work of art is another form of communicating.  Today, I set my intention to communicate.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

COMMITMENT



The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action.  –The American Heritage Dictionary

When I make a commitment to a project I tend to be much more focused on the process of doing whatever it takes to get it done.  When I am committed to a relationship, I am more likely to do whatever it takes to express lovingly and generously.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

COMFORT



I love the heat of the desert and the dampness of the ocean.  I feel physically complete and harmonious in every climate.  I do not condemn any kind of weather for all are part of myself.  I am one with all.  I love all and I feel comfortable in all.  –Ernest Holmes

Working with fabric and paint to make art quilts brings me comfort.  It is an art that I have practiced for many years and I intend to continue for the rest of my life.  This constant practice of something I love is a comfort.  Quilting is a comforting art.

Friday, January 24, 2014

COLOR



Let us not forget that there is inherent necessity for warmth and color.  The Universe is more than an inexorable Law of Cause and Effect.  Personality cannot emerge from a principle which does not contain the inherent possibility of personality.  --Ernest Holmes

Color brings so much pleasure to my life.  Color is beauty; I love it.  My favorites are purple, fuchsia, Magenta, turquoise, black. But this would not be possible without all of the colors of the rainbow.  It’s the different combinations of colors, rather than one single color at a time that gives us so much beauty.  They all work together.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CLEAR



God is All.  There is but One Power, Intelligence and Consciousness in the Universe, but One Presence.

This is a good way to clear your consciousness.  We can readily see what it does: it induces a clear concept of Reality, which must reproduce Itself.  This process of clear thinking, if carried out every day, will heal.—Ernest Holmes

Life is a journey on a path.  While walking on this path, if there are obstacles, I must clear the way.  If I understand this each step is easier.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CLEAN



Not what we eat or drink, but what we think, defiles.  The issues of life are from within.  If a man is clean in his mind, then is he clean indeed.  We must keep the mental house free from any thought which contradicts the truth of being.  –Ernest Holmes

I feel good when I keep my mental house clean first and then my physical house clean.  I feel good when I take a bath and my hair is all shiny and smooth.  I love it when my home is in order and all the dishes are washed clean and put away.  There must be something to the saying, “cleanliness is next to Godliness!”

Monday, January 20, 2014

CLARITY



This inner thought content is the sole medium between the Absolute and the relative, between causes and conditions.

When this inner thought is clarified, that is, when it knows the truth, it will reinstate the outer man in peace, poise, health and happiness.  –Ernest Holmes

When I think clearly, then I have clarity.  When I have clarity, then I can move forward in a more authentic way, and achieve results that work for me and for the world.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

CLARIFY



Infinite Spirit Complete Essence of Life is now my life.  That which is animated by Perfect Spirit of Life must express or be like that which animates it.  My thought now rests in contemplation of my real self and that clarified thought makes easy the way for the operation of the Life Essence through me.  –Ernest Holmes

If there is something I do not understand, I ask to clarify it.  I ask questions, I read, I seek to know the Truth.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

CLAIM

When we are willing to lose a personal sense of responsibility; when we let go of the thought of isolation and claim a real unity with God, then we lose the personal and find the Universal.  But remember, as the greater always includes the lesser so the Universal always includes the personal, which is a personification of Itself.  –Ernest Holmes

I claim my good at this moment.  I look for the positive in Life and I claim this point of view.  I look for all of the beauty in myself and others.  This makes me feel happy and I claim it as mine.


Friday, January 17, 2014

CIRCULATION



Back of what we call the human body, there must be a Divine Body.  It is not necessary to visualize this spiritual body, but we should sense body as a spiritual idea, that the flow and circulation of life through it is complete.  It is not inhibited…not congested.  –Ernest Holmes

I give and I receive.  What I give out I get back.  When I get something, then I consciously give something back.  This is the law of circulation.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CIRCLE



God is in us as we are in God—the same essence, the degree apparently different.  The one finite and the other Infinite, and since the Infinite cannot come from the finite, it follows that the finite must come from the Infinite—a little circle within the big circle.

I love the circle because it symbolizes wholeness and oneness.  A circle is a line that is unbroken.  A hug is like a circle!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CHOICE



If we observe any scientific discovery, we shall see that this is the way it works.  Some man’s mind discovers the law or principle, governing the science; this is the way of Love of personal volition, of choice—this is the spontaneous element in the universe. –Ernest Holmes

I always have choice.  I can choose love or I can choose fear.  I can choose to move forward or to be stuck in past beliefs.  I make the choice for stepping out with love!

Monday, January 13, 2014

CHILD



Then spoke the child:
“I am come to bring peace.
I am the child of joy, and
To all who will, I give life.
I am formed of happiness.
I am come from the eternal stillness.
Quietness and confidence are mine.
In the heart of the Father I have lived forever.”
--Ernest Holmes

I am kind to my inner child.  I take care of this precious child within me—I’m her mom.  I do not allow her to be destructive.  I encourage her to be creative, which is her nature!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CHERISH



1. To hold dear; treat with affection and tenderness.  2. To keep fondly in mind; entertain: cherish a memory.  –American Heritage Dictionary

As I think of my family and friends and all of the experiences I have had in life, I take it all into my heart and I cherish it all.  I imaging big loving arms around my life and everyone I have come into contact with just HUGGING everyone and everything, cherishing it forever.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CHEER



Thoughts of dishonesty and suspicion make the eyes shifty.  Thoughts of fear, desolation, and hopelessness make the eyes lusterless.  The eyes brighten with friendliness and good cheer, when animated by the light of love, joy, faith or noble purpose.  –Ernest Holmes

When I sing a little song to a loved one, it has a way of cheering them up.

Monday, January 6, 2014

CHARITY



“It is done unto you as you believe.”  Thoughts of failure, limitation or poverty are negative and must be counted out of our lives for all time.  God has given us a Power and we must use It.  We can do more toward saving the world by proving this law than all that charity has ever given to it.
--Ernest Holmes

I mostly think of charity as helping those who are less fortunate than I am by donating money or other material goods.  In my heart I can practice charity by thinking kind thoughts and with simple acts of kindness.