Friday, January 29, 2016

ATTITUDE


It is wonderful to contemplate the mental attitude of people who are not afraid to believe their prayers will be answered, and are not afraid to say, “I know”.  We shall all arrive at this same assurance, this perfect faith, in such degree as we cease contemplating the Universe as opposed to Itself; as we cease having the will to do or to be that which is contrary to the Universal Good. 
--Ernest Holmes

I find myself in an imperfect world with all sorts of situations and circumstances.  I can choose what my attitude will be when I get out of bed in the morning.  I can choose to be grumpy or I can choose an attitude of gratitude and appreciation for whatever is happening around me.  I can have an influence on circumstances by using my attitude of blessing everyone and everything!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

ATTENTION


What we concentrate, then, is attention.  This is done through intention and the willingness to hold thought centered until the form appears.  It is unnecessary to learn any methods of concentration whatsoever if these simple rules are followed.  –Ernest Holmes

When I pay attention, I notice what really matters—kindness.  When I pay attention I notice opportunities for kindness.  When I pay attention I notice that instead of being a rush, I could slow down and allow the goddess to flow through me and heal me.  When I pay attention I can remember to focus on the detail which makes my work much more beautiful.

 Kindle Book: 365 Thoughts for the Day

About this Drawing

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ATTAINMENT


The Law through which man operates is Infinite, but man appears to be finite; that is, he has not yet evolved to a complete understanding of himself.  He is unfolding from a Limitless Potential but can bring into his experience only that which he can conceive.  There is no limit to the Law, but there appears to be a limit to man’s understanding of It.  As his understanding unfolds, his possibilities of attainment will increase.—Ernest Holmes

I always feel so great when I finish a project or a new quilt.  I have attained completion and I have succeeded in an area of my life.  I long to attain completion in all areas of my work, in my art, my relationships, my beautiful home and garden; the world is vast and seemingly incomplete.  There is always more to do and say.  So I go within my heart to feel the Love of spirit, in my mind, I consciously visualize the perfection of all that is.




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AT-ONE-MENT


We are guided daily by Divine Intelligence into paths of peace, wherein the soul recognizes its Source and meets It in Joyful union, in complete At-One-ment—Ernest Holmes

Sometimes I feel so peaceful, I only hear a gentle hum in my ears and that is all.  It’s like I’m hearing the “tone” of the Universe and I am at one with all that is.


Monday, January 25, 2016

ATMOSPHERE


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

I choose to create an atmosphere of love and success.  I begin by using affirmations and telling myself how much I love and appreciate myself.  When I do this, I become energized with love and this feeling is contagious; I connect with others; the atmosphere is filled to the brim with love and success!


Friday, January 22, 2016

ARTIST


As the artist communes with the essence of beauty and gives birth to form so our minds should commune with the Divine Presence. –Ernest Holmes

As an artist I create beautiful objects because I love the process of doing it and I love it when people respond in a positive way.  So, I think that anyone can take whatever talent they have to create something new as a way of enjoying life and sharing with others.


Kindle Book: 365 Thoughts for the Day

About the Drawing 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ART


…every act in the life of the individual is that such an individual may express himself.  For instance, the love of a mother for her children, a man for his wife, a patriot for his country, a preacher for his religion, an artist for his art, all of these are but ways of self-fulfillment.  This is legitimate self-expression. –Ernest Holmes



Art—what is art?  To me, it is drawing, painting, quilting, plus sculpture—anything society feels is creative.  Actually, I think anything which I can do really well is an art.  There is an art to having a great relationship, running a business or having a beautiful household and garden. I consider the “Art of Living” to be the best one of all.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

APPRECIATION


The only news we have of Heaven has come through the consciousness of men, and to those few who have penetrated the veil of illusion and entered the realms of deeper reality, we owe a debt that cannot be paid in any other terms than those of appreciation and thanksgiving.

I appreciate myself.  I am so happy to be alive.  I appreciate my family and friends, the food I eat, the clothes I wear.   I appreciate the work I do.  When I practice appreciation, my life works and I feel good.




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

APPLICATION

We should be able to look at a wrong condition with the knowledge that we can change it.  The realization that we have this ability must be gained by the application of our knowledge.
 –Ernest Holmes

I have read hundreds of books and taken numerous classes and workshops about personal and spiritual growth over the years.  Now, after all of the time gathering information and filling in the empty spaces of ignorance, I am learning to apply what I have learned.  I have gone from having concepts in my head, to having love in my heart.  The application of all of the information seems so simple when it all comes down to Love and Kindness. 



Monday, January 18, 2016

ANSWER


Every problem is primarily mental, and the answer to all problems will be found in Spiritual Realization.  –Ernest Holmes

Spirit always answers me.  I ask a question, I listen, I hear the answer.  It may not always be what I want to hear, but it will be what I need to hear.  The answer is always for my greatest and highest good.  I take comfort in knowing this.



Friday, January 15, 2016

ALWAYS


These are the tools of thought with which a practitioner works.  Where does he do his work?  IN HIS OWN MIND.  Never anywhere else.  Always in his own thought.  A practitioner never tries to get away from the mind within.  --Ernest Holmes

Spirit always says “yes”.  If I am thinking positive thoughts, then my life tends to go in a positive direction.  If I am thinking negative thoughts, then my life will tend to go in a negative direction.  I am responsible for whatever happens in my life, because Spirit always says “yes”!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

ALONE


No (wo)man ever walks life’s road alone; there is ever Another who walks with (her) him; this is (her)his inner Self, the undying Reality, which (her) his personality but poorly emulates.  Let us learn to be still and let the Truth speak through us; to be still and know that the inner light shines.  –Ernest Holmes

I can’t ever really be alone because Spirit is always with me.  But, since I do have a unique individual body by the name of Therese May, I can only have my own human experience.  I can share this experience with others but there is always a part of it that is only mine.  I choose to accept my individuality!

Monday, January 11, 2016

ALIGNMENT


Prayer is not an act of overcoming God’s reluctance; but should be an active acceptance of His highest willingness.  Through prayer we recognize a spiritual law; that has always existed, and put ourselves in alignment with it.  –Ernest Holmes

This day, I align myself, my Spirit with Universal Peace, Love, Intelligence, Beauty, Health and Joy.  I feel great in every way, because I choose to agree with Spirit.  I choose to accept that Spirit is working on my behalf and on the behalf of all people and all Life. I choose to let go of past negative patterns or anything that is no longer needed.  I accept my alignment with spirit.


Friday, January 8, 2016

AGELESS


Man is birth-less, deathless, ageless Spirit…This leaves nothing to be born, mature decay and die.  Life cannot grow old. God—in us, and through is, as us—can only express according to His Own Nature, which is Perfection.  –Ernest Holmes

The center of my being has no age because deep at the core of my soul, that is Spirit, which is infinite, Universal and always was and always will be; no beginning and no end.  Circumstances, situations, and bodies are subject to ageing and change, but Spirit stays the same.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

AFFLUENT

 
A person does not suddenly become affluent because she sits around and thinks,”I am a multi-millionaire.”  But when she thinks affluently she does begin to demonstrate prosperity. 
–Ernest Holmes

I accept that I am affluent. My very being is flowing with the energy of Life.  This affluent energy is flowing through me and out to everyone I come into contact with and then back to me.  I am connecting affluently with Spirit.  I am healthy, wealthy and wise.  I am affluent!





Wednesday, January 6, 2016

AFFIRMATION

Practice is a definite statement in mind, a positive affirmation.  It is an active, conscious, aggressive mental movement and in such degree as it embodies an idea—and there is no longer anything in our minds which denies the idea—it will take form because it now becomes a part of the law and order of the Universe in which we live.  –Ernest Holmes

Today, I affirm Life.  I affirm prosperity and abundance for all living creatures.  I say yes to my good, today.  My affirmation is that “All is Well”.  I am in agreement with nature; I go with the flow, and I say “Yes!”




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ACCOMPLISH

The practice of Science of Mind calls for a positive understanding of the Spirit of Truth; a willingness to let this inner Spirit guide us with the conscious knowledge that “The law of the Lord is perfect” (psalms 19:7) And we must believe this to be a fact.  IN SO FAR AS OUR THOUGHT IS IN ACCORD WITH THIS PERFECT LAW, IT WILL ACCOMPLISH AND NOTHING CAN HINDER IT.—Ernest Holmes

I love to accomplish things.  While I am working on my artwork or my marketing, I feel good when I can make little check marks next to the tasks that I accomplish on my list.  But when I look within myself and I cultivate patience or forgiveness, then I am accomplishing something very precious indeed.



Monday, January 4, 2016

ACCEPTANCE

If one were to make a complete mental picture of himself as he would like to be, filling in all the details of his desires and trying to accept the whole thing as a present reality he would soon demonstrate that the control of affairs is from within out and not from without; the cause being that whatever exists as a mental picture in Mind must tend to and finally does take form ft the Picture is really believed in and embodied.

At this moment, I accept myself just the way I am.  I love and accept myself even if I am afraid at times.  I accept all of the abundance and vitality that is mine today.  I am affluent in Life.  I am full of intelligence, wisdom and Love.  I have all the money I need.  I am surrounded by loving people because I attract the love that I am.  I accept my big, beautiful Life as is.







Sunday, January 3, 2016

ABUNDANCE

Thoughts of lack manifest as limitation.  Thoughts of abundance manifest as success and happiness.  Failure and success are but two ends of one stick.—Ernest Holmes

The universe is always abundant.  There is always enough of everything for everyone.  The abundance of the Universe is available to me at all times, as I am able to accept it.  When I allow my good to flow into my life, then I have abundance.  Whatever I give out, I get back!



Saturday, January 2, 2016

ABSOLUTE



Such is the power of right thinking that it cancels and erases everything unlike itself.  It answers every question, solves all problems, is the solution to every difficulty.  It is like the Sunlight of Eternal Truth bursting through the clouds of obscurity and bathing all life in a celestial glory.  It is the Absolute with which we are dealing and nothing less.—Ernest Holmes

Absolute is for sure; it’s something I can depend on; there is no doubt about it.  Life on earth is full of variety and uncertainty; sometimes turmoil and violence, as well as beauty and loveliness.  But, if I practice non judgement, I can tap into the absolute power of Spirit.  I can choose the energy which goes beyond appearances to the peace of the Absolute.

Friday, January 1, 2016

ABILITY



We cannot demonstrate beyond our ability to mentally embody an idea.  The argument is between our experience, what the world believes, and what we are convinced is the Truth.
–Ernest Holmes

I have ability.  I am able.  Just by my being alive, I have the ability to breathe.  I could make a very long list of the things I have the ability to do just because I am alive; things like seeing, hearing, walking and talking.  On TV I saw a young woman who had MS and could not move her body much at all.  She attended university classes, wrote wonderful poetry and earned a 4.0 grade point average.  This inspiring person has the ability to not only overcome but to find a place deep within her that can see beyond appearances to her true self.