Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

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.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

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’m losing something—or I’ve 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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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, July 20, 2014

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, July 19, 2014

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.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

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!

Friday, July 11, 2014

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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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”!

Monday, July 7, 2014

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, July 3, 2014

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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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.