Friday, February 26, 2016

BECOME


We do not take what we wish but we do attract to ourselves that which is like our thought.  Man must become more if he wishes to draw a greater good into his life.

The process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly is transformation.  In my life, I am constantly transforming learning, growing becoming and reinventing myself.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

BEAUTY


The Original Spirit is Harmony.  It is Beauty and Truth and everything that goes with Ultimate Reality.  The Universe is not divided against Itself.  –Ernest Holmes

I love beauty; it is everywhere, in everyone and all inclusive.  I am an artist, so visual beauty is my favorite.  I like to feast my eyes.  But there is beautiful music, beautiful nature—well really beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  It’s in your mind.  It’s how you look at a something that makes it beautiful or not!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BE


Know your own mind.  Train yourself to think what you wish to think; be what you wish to be; feel what you wish to feel, and place no limit on Principle!  --Ernest Holmes

Sometimes I still look outside myself to get my needs met.  But more and more I am finding what I need right here and right now rather than trying to see it in the past or in the future.  Just to BE is the best solution I have found.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BALANCE



Who leans on the Truth, throwing all—with an undivided attention—on the scales of Reality will find them balanced rightly, through the great law of compensation, which weighs and measures everything exactly as it is.  –Ernest Holmes

I keep myself in balance by practicing moderation in everything I think, say or do.  I do not go to extremes in any direction because I like to stay in the present moment and to keep on being aware of what’s happening right now.  I like to listen to others and honor their point of view and still honor myself and my own thoughts at the same time.  I am in balance when I honor life as is.

Monday, February 22, 2016

AWARENESS

The mystic intuitively perceives Truth, and often without any process of reasoning- immediately is aware, with what Swedenborg called a sort of “interior awareness” a spiritual sense.
 –Ernest Holmes

In my conscious awareness of what is good in my life, I am able to move forward.  When I let go of doubt or fear then the path is clear and I can see the Spiritual Truth.  My awareness is of Perfection.
 Kindle Book: 365 Thoughts for the Day

Friday, February 19, 2016

AWAKENED


The Universe, both visible and invisible, is a Spiritual System.  Man is a part of this Spiritual Order so indivisibly united with It that the entire Cosmos is (or may be) reflected, in his mind!  Evolution is the awakening of the soul to recognition of its unity with the Whole,
---Ernest Holmes

Life is a process of awakening.  Each day, I wake up a little bit more, as I learn to let go of fear and to practice compassion, to stand up for myself and others and to practice creativity.  Every day, as my eyes open a little bit more, I feel better and better!


Kindle Book: 365 Thoughts for the Day

About this Drawing

Thursday, February 18, 2016

AVAILABLE


…we recognize the Universal Spirit as the Source of all life and inspiration; an Infinite Self-Knowingness, which we grasp only in part but which is ever available since the Infinite is omnipresent. –Ernest Holmes

By bringing my awareness back into the present moment, I allow Spirit to be available to me. I open myself to others, I am flexible, I stretch and allow miracles to take place.




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ATTRIBUTE


Man is conscious mind or spirit.  This stands for his objective faculty.  The objective mind of man is his recognition of life in a conscious state—it is the only attribute of man that is volitional, or self-choosing.  Consequently, it is the spiritual man.  The conscious mind of man is the contemplator.—Ernest Holmes

I am loving.  I am powerful.  I am intelligent.  I am beautiful.  I am wonderful.  I am radiantly alive.  I am light. I am life. I am creative.  I am Spirit.  All of these are attributes of Spirit.



Monday, February 15, 2016

ANGEL


If we seek the Divine in men, we shall find it, and be entertaining angels unawares.
—Ernest Holmes

When I was a child I was taught that I had a guardian angel who watched over me and guided me along life’s journey.  I was given a picture of a beautiful person with wings.  Now that I am grown up and I look back on my life and I think of grandmothers, teachers, doctors, friends and family who have been there for me when I needed help and guidance.  My art has been such a gift to me, too.  I do truly have a guardian angel.


Friday, February 12, 2016

ATTRACTION


As the idea of friendship dawns upon the consciousness, the law of attraction produces friends, for one is the picture and the other is the thing.—Ernest Holmes

Love is contagious!  Wherever I go, I spread more love.  I love everyone and everything and other people are attracted to me because of my loving attitude.  I am forming loving relationships all the time.  Whatever I need, I attract because of my loving attitude.  I am given wonderful ideas because my mind attracts them form spirit, and because I am willing to let go of the old ideas.  I have a great life while I continue to attract great people and fun ideas.




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ASSERTIVE


To assert our individuality is to rise above the law of averages into that more highly specialized use of the Law which brings freedom rather than bondage, joy in the place of grief and wholeness instead of sickness.  …we are impressing the Law with a new idea of ourselves…a less limited idea; and we are learning to think independently of any existing circumstance.
—Ernest Holmes

I assert my value.  I communicate; I ask for what I want; I assert myself and I allow my good to come to me.  In the morning I assert myself when I rise out of bed, ride my stationary bike, eat a good breakfast and get ready for the day.  I asset myself when I do my yoga, go for walks and eat my fruits and veggies.  I am assertive when I make healthy choices and I thrive.








Tuesday, February 9, 2016

ASCEND


Our individualized Universe is forever complete, yet forever completing itself, in order that every experience may teach us to transcend some previous one, in ever ascending cycles, upward bound.  Ernest Holmes

When I think positively and constructively, then I ascend to a higher place in my awareness.  When I think in terms of solutions rather than problems, then I am rising above the circumstances and connecting with the energy of  Spirit.


Monday, February 8, 2016

ANIMATE


Man’s mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment, from prayer to performance.  This would be a well balanced existence, the spirit fires the soul with energy and understanding; the soul, which is the subjective mentality, vitalizes the body and animates all that we do.—Ernest Holmes

There are certain things in life that I am attracted to.  Some people, some activities, are fun for me.  I like to make art, draw, sew, make pictures with fabric, paint, and sew beads, buttons.  I like other people who are into art quilts and fabric.  My life is animated in this way.  I come to life when I have the opportunity to practice creativity.




Friday, February 5, 2016

ALL-EMBRACING


Unless there were a unifying Principle of life existing as One all-embracing Mind in which everyone lives and everything subsists, then we could not recognize each other.  Indeed, we could not be conscious of living in the same world.  This Mind in which we live is at all times independent of any individual action on our part.  We are in It and It flows through us, but It is always more than we are.

I embrace myself; I embrace all of my life the way I am and the way it is, as is.  I embrace and accept everything about me, positive and negative, all of my faults and all of the good stuff, too.  I embrace the situations and circumstances of the world and all of the people in my life. Everything is Spirit and Spirit is All-Embracing.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

ALLOW


Now you are ready to prove your principle by allowing the Life to flow through the thing that you are working on or for.  Do not will or try to compel things to happen Things happen by an immutable law and you do not need to energize the essence of being; It is already big with power.  All you need do is to realize this fact, and then let it be done unto you or unto that for which you are working.  L-E-T is a big word and an important one.  By taking thought you do not add one cubit to Reality, but you do allow (let) Reality to manifest in the thing you are doing.  Ernest Holmes

My creative juices are within me and I allow them to flow.  When I am drawing a design for a new quilt, I close my eyes and quiet my thoughts.  I allow the images to come to the surface of my awareness and then I let my hand draw the shapes on the paper.  As I open the doorway to the new work of art, I allow myself to be used by Spirit in forming the finished art quilt.