Friday, February 28, 2014

ECSTASY



Does the Urge which impels people to express, care whether a man kneels in ecstasy or lies drunk in the gutter?  We are dealing with Law, and it follows that since we are dealing with Law It will bring back to us the result of the forces which we set in motion through it.  –Ernest Holmes

In the 1960’s I read a book about Michelangelo called “The Agony and the Ecstasy.”  This title reminds me that here on earth we perceive things by comparing.  This world is full of opposites.  The only way to really feel peace is to rise above the conflict and judgment and feel the Peace of Goddess.  I can think of many times in my life when I felt so happy because I received some kind of big recognition or award.  I was “the chosen one.”  I felt ecstatic.  I thought that some people really loved me.  But, then when I was not the chosen one, I felt that I was unloved.  For me to be in ecstasy, I must love myself unconditionally with or without the approval of others.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

EARTH



…the combined intelligence of the race could not create the life of a plant yet the Intelligence in the creative soil of the earth will produce as many for us as we ask when we plant the seed of that which we wish to have created.  –Ernest Holmes

I am a spiritual Being and at the same time I am an integral part of this Earth.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DYNAMIC



Physicians of highest repute are assiduously betaking themselves to a serious study of mental phenomena and mental processes.  They are realizing the incredible possibilities of dominion resident in the dynamic forces of the mental realm.  –Ernest Holmes

I listen to my guidance and respond by moving forward to create order and dynamic freedom.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DREAM



Freedom of will means the ability to do, say and think as one wishes; to express life as one personally desires, to be able to merely to think and dream of freedom would not be liberty.
--Ernest Holmes

My dream is true already; it is the present reality.  My present reality is my healing reality and is my dream come true.

Monday, February 24, 2014

DOMINION



When we fear and resist the weather we chill, not from the winds and rain, but from our own coldness of heart.  We should claim our dominion and power in spirit.  Spirit is not subject to heat or cold.  –Ernest Holmes

I take care of all of the wonderful things that I have—my home my healthy body; I care about and respect all of the great people in my life; I appreciate my creativity and my artwork.  I have dominion over my life in this way.  I am the boss of me!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIVINITY



In mental healing, the spiritual practitioner should sense everyone as a Divine Being, thus causing an awakening of the Divinity which is latent in all people. –Ernest Holmes

Divinity is that which heals me of any of my pettiness, self pity, or thinking that I am someone special.  In truth, I am Divine.  I am the Light of the World.  I am a Divine Being.  My practice is to remember this and to tell myself that I am filled with Divine Love and Divine Light at all times.  I am filled with Divinity and I am Divinity!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

DIVINE



The divine Plan is one of Freedom; bondage is not god-ordained.  Freedom is the birthright of every living soul.  –Ernest Holmes

To be creative is to be Divine.  I accept my creativity and my Divinity as my source.

Friday, February 21, 2014

DIVERSITY



Multiculturalism, the ideology of including people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

I see a beautiful pattern with contrast, light and shadow; a complete variety of colors of the spectrum.  There are shapes and sizes of shapes and different shapes and colors of shapes with shading.  There are points of view—good and bad, puzzle parts making up a complete picture, patches of a quilt, parts of a body, musical notes, up and down, songs with many feelings, happy, sad, in between, cultures, languages, animals, plants, people, insects minerals, earth, air, fire, water, mountains, valleys, intelligence, personality characteristics, all taking shape, four seasons.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

DISCOVERY



Man never creates; he discovers and uses.  Through this method all sciences are evolved.  We live in a Universe of Law, through which runs a spirit of self-knowing Intelligence.  “All’s Love, yet all is Law,” mused Robert Browning.—Ernest Holmes

There are many things I do not know.  I know this, so when I learn something new, I feel a sense of accomplishment.  I have discovered something.  If I set my intention to learn something new every day, then I give myself the gift of discovery every day!  What a wonderful way to live.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DISCERNMENT



Through spiritual discernment, we see that we have within us a power which is greater than anything we shall ever contact; a power that can overcome every obstacle in our experience and set us safe, satisfied, and at peace, healed and prosperous in a new light and a new life.  “If God be for us who can be against us?”—Ernest Holmes

As I focus on my work and what needs to be done by me, I act with discernment.  I choose carefully and I stay on course.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DETERMINATION





A steadfast determination to attain some purpose, the letting go of all that opposes it, a complete reliance upon the Law of good, and an unqualified trust in Spirit—this is true fasting and real prayer.—Ernest Holmes

Success takes determination, creativity, faith and persistence.



Monday, February 17, 2014

DESIRE



The word that we speak is the law of our lives, and nothing hinders its operation but ourselves.  We may use this creative word for whatever purpose we desire, and this word becomes the law unto the thing for which it was spoken.  –Ernest Holmes

I desire all good for myself and others.  I release anything that no longer serves me.  My only real desire is for wellness and healing at this moment.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

DELIVER



Man will deliver himself from sickness and trouble in exact proportion to his discovery of himself and his true relationship to the whole. –Ernest Holmes

When I am working on a commission art quilt for someone and together we agree on a date of completion; and delivery, then I know what I need to do to deliver the completed beautiful work of art on time.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

DECISIVENESS



The all-powerful Mind of the Indwelling Christ in me dissolves and dissipates from my mind all belief in indecision, anxiety, depression and discouragement, for I dwell in the realm of peace. 
--Ernest Holmes

In order to move on, I consider each item and I say, “yes” or I say, “no”.  I let go of the items that are not essential and I focus on what is important.  I am decisive and my business is efficient.

Friday, February 14, 2014

DAWN



The Christ triumphs over death and the grave breaking through the tomb of human limitation into the dawn of eternal expansion.  –Ernest Holmes

Dawn is the beginning of the day.  The sun is coming up and warming our part of the planet.  When a new idea dawns on me, that idea is a beginning.  Each moment of my life is a new beginning, a new dawn.  In each moment, each dawn, I can release the old and begin again, fresh.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CREAGEOUS



God’s Creative Power of Mind is right here.  We have as much of this power as we believe in and embody.  –Ernest Holmes

I have the courage to express and share my creativity.  I listen to my inner voice and I proceed to move forward, one moment at a time doing whatever Spirit moves me to do or say.  I write down all of my ideas.  I prioritize them and I express them one at a time in the precious present moment.  I tap into my Spiritual Creativity and I spontaneously express the work that is mine to do.  I am Creageous!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

COURAGE



The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it, quality of being fearless or brave; valor www.YourDictionary.com

Rather that resisting the difficult aspects of my life and rather than avoiding doing those things that I am afraid of, I can choose to have the courage to move forward and go for what I want.  I do not let fear win!  I accept the courage I already have within me and I go for the gold!

Monday, February 10, 2014

COOPERATION



Every day and every hour we are meeting the eternal realities of life and in such degree as we cooperate with these eternal realities in love, in peace, in wisdom and in joy—believing and receiving—we are automatically blessed. Our prayer is answered before it is uttered.
—Ernest Holmes

I am self reliant and yet I am not alone.  I am willing to work with others on a team.  No big project or event can happen with just one person.  My art quilts are created by me with the help of all of the teachers I have ever had; with the help of fabric manufacturers, as well as paint, beads, buttons, batting thread, sewing machines, studio, quilts, too, etc.—all created by teams of people.  I cooperate by being a part of it all.  When I market my work, I agree by cooperating with the way the market works and I price my art according to what the market will bear.  I connect with people who can help me sell the work and with those who will buy it.  I cooperate. J

Sunday, February 9, 2014

CONTRIBUTION



Contribute:  To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund for a common purpose—American Heritage Dictionary

How do I make a contribution?  I look around me to see what needs doing.  I listen to my heart; I love my family and friends; I set my priorities; I check items off of my list; I help others when appropriate and I live in peace.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

CONTEMPLATE



Plotinus, perhaps the greatest of the Neo-Platonic philosophers, in personifying Nature said: “I do not argue, I contemplate; and as I contemplate, I let fall the forms of my thought.” This is the manner in which Nature creates—It contemplates.  As a result of Its contemplation, It lets fall the seed of Its thought into the Universal Subjective which, being Law, produces the object thought about.—Ernest Holmes

I observe in my mind a beautiful pink rose.  I look at it from every angle and I see all of the different shapes it takes as I turn it.  I look at its petals and I notice lots of different shades of pink in the light and shadows.  Its fragrance touches my heart, as I contemplate God’s Grace in a small aspect of Nature.

Friday, February 7, 2014

CONSIDERATION



“Who would save his life must lose it” This is another of those mystical sayings of Jesus which must be carefully considered before accepting it.  Does God demand that we give up everything if we are to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?  Of course not!  To suppose that God wills us to be limited is to contradict the Divine Nature.  God’s only will is to BE, and for all to BE, for God can conceive of man only as part of Himself.  –Ernest Holmes

I consider the feelings and needs of others.  I treat people with consideration and kindness as I allow them to express their individuality.  I treat myself with the same consideration.  We are all one.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

CONSCIOUSNESS



What is the mind?  No man living knows.  We know a great deal about the mind, but not what it is. By mind, we mean consciousness.  We are now using it.  We cannot locate mind in the body, for, while the body is a necessary vehicle for consciousness while we are here, it is not consciousness. –Ernest Holmes

When I am conscious I can take charge of a situation and do whatever I can to show love and compassion and to be a positive force for change for the good of all concerned.  When I have consciousness, I can take a deep breath and give myself a lift.  When I have consciousness I can influence and uplift others.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CONNECTION

 

We should think clearly and allow the image of our thoughts to sink into a subjective state.  We do not crowd them down; we let them sink into this inner receptivity with power and with conviction.  Our individual subjective mind is our place in the Universal Creative Law and immediately connects us with limitless power and energy.—Ernest Holmes

How can I connect?  How can I become closer to my own Power?  I can become closer to my own Power by simply relaxing and letting go and accepting that I am Powerful.  I am already connected by simply accepting that I am connected.  There is nothing to do but to accept my connectedness and to practice gratitude. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CONCENTRATE



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.  Of course we are dealing with the idea as though thoughts were things.  The Spirit of the thing is in the thought.  This is its essence, law and cause.  –Ernest Holmes

Concentrated fruit juice is undiluted.  It’s dense!  When I concentrate my energy on something I have a greater chance of accomplishing it, than if I dilute my efforts and scatter my energy by doing too many things at once.  Concentrated energy is dense and powerful. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

COMPLIANCE



Spiritual Substance is all around us, waiting to be formed.  Thus we see what Jesus meant when he said: “And I say unto you, Ask and it shall be given unto you.  “The Law must work in compliance with our demand.  –Ernest Holmes

I go with the flow.  I accept the process I am involved with.  I let go of resistance and I follow my guidance.  I allow Spirit to show me the way.  I am in compliance with Life Itself.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

COMPLETION



A sense of real completion can come only to that soul that realizes its Unity with the Great Whole.
--Ernest Holmes

The obvious meaning would be about finishing a job or a project.  But being or feeling complete in a relationship is not always so apparent.  I feel complete with a person, when I have said everything I want to say; I have told the Truth, and I have practiced forgiveness.  Then I feel complete within myself.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

COMPLETE



The Truth is Indivisible and Whole.  God is complete and Perfect.  –Ernest Holmes

I like it when I finish an art quilt or a drawing.  In so doing, I have been through the complete process; I have done all I need to do to make it a beautiful work of art.  I have enjoyed the fun creative parts and I have made those difficult creative decisions that give it richness.  I am complete with it.