Thursday, May 26, 2016

COSMIC


We observe in creation an atomic intelligence, then a simple consciousness; after which comes a personal consciousness, then a Cosmic consciousness.—Ernest Holmes

The Universe is Cosmic.  My Universal Consciousness is my Cosmic Consciousness.  I can tap into this Infinite Intelligence at any time to receive the guidance I need.  I listen to the Cosmic Spirit within me.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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.











Friday, May 20, 2016

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.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

CONTENT


If one is not attracting good into his life, there is something wrong with his unconscious thinking.

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

What is important is content.  It’s not so much the container, but what is in the container, the content that matters.  I have all kinds of creative ideas for artwork; I could be very busy for a really long time!  My ideas for art to do keep changing all the time, but what is really important?  It’s what’s inside that counts.  It’s the content; and this remains the same; it’s all for Love!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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.

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.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CONSTRUCTIVE

The First Principle is goodness, and only in so far as our thought and action tend toward a constructive program, will it eventually succeed.  –Ernest Holmes

I am constructive in my thinking and in my creativity.  I may go back and destroy some old ideas that no longer work for me, but I do this with only good in mind, because I am having new, better and more constructive ideas forming to take their place.












Monday, May 16, 2016

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.









Friday, May 13, 2016

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.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

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.

How can I connect?  How can I become closer to God?  I can become closer to God by simply relaxing and letting go and accepting that I am God.  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.  


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CONFIDENCE

…always the man who has faith in his own ability accomplishes far more than the one who has no confidence in himself.  Those who have great faith, have great power.  –Ernest Holmes

I believe in myself, and in what I am doing.  I have faith in my creative process and I move forward in confidence.  When I have confidence, then I enjoy life!
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Friday, May 6, 2016

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. 










Thursday, May 5, 2016

COMPREHEND

We comprehend the meaning of Infinite Intelligence only in a small degree, but because we are spiritual beings, we do sense the presence of an Intelligence which is beyond human comprehension—an intelligence which is great enough to encompass the past to understand the present and to be Father of the future.  –Ernest Holmes

In the past I have lived in my own little world.  I was blind to the worlds of other people.  I only thought about myself.  My awareness was full of blind spots.  Now I can comprehend that there is so much I do not know.













Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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.










Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

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.