Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Idea of the Month

February is the month of LOVE.

Love is defined in The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes as the givingness of Spirit to Itself. Love is the unconditional givingness of God to Itself.

If you read this month's newsletter feature article, you will get a very logical, methodical reasoning for the argument that God Loves You! God can't help love you. It is its nature to love you.

If God is giving to Itself, It has to give to you because you are part of It. It gives Itself to Itself and to you and me, that means God is giving Life, Love, Light, Power, Peace, Beauty, and Joy to us. Those qualities are God and It is giving Itself to Itself (disguised as us!!)

How does that make you feel? That God loves you. What can you expect when you know that God loves you? The list is endless, but I bet everything on that list is life-affirming, life-enhancing, joyful, and beautiful. Our lives can be this way if we just accept this Truth.

Enjoy this month of Love and remember throughout the year that God loves you.

Until next time,
Namaste

Saturday, January 4, 2014

January Idea of the Month

Happy New Year to all!

A great time to think a New Thought in a New Year!


This month, we get back to basics. Back to the root, back to the heart of what we call spirituality.

Spirituality is, and Ernest Holmes would agree with me, is our relationship with the Divine Presence. It is the constant and consistent attempt to feel the Presence of God in everything and in everyone.

It is our recognition that this Presence exists. That this Presence is Good, Truth, Beauty, Peace, Power, and Love -- and only things of good report.

So how much we believe that, how much we recognize that, how much we acknowledge that is our relationship with it.

Is this relationship trusting? Is this relationship consistent? Is this relationship beneficial? Is this relationship interactive?

This is a good time to reflect on that relationship and its characteristics. Do we want to improve it?

Ultimately, do we want to make it a priority in our lives?



Knowing all good things can come to you in the new year, until next time,

Namaste

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December Idea of the Month

This month we are talking about never giving up.

Despite what it may look like, or how depressing or upsetting it may feel, we cannot give up on having our good. Whether that good is health, peace, harmony, or prosperity.

We have to keep putting demands on the Law to provide our Good.

This the mental discipline and spiritual practice we must employ. We must stay in the Truth that all there is is God and all there is is Good. We must know that we cannot be separate from our good. That despite appearances, we must stay "single-eyed" (focused) on what we have and what we want, and not on what we do not have.

Nothing can deny us our good. It is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. When you have convinced yourself of that, you will see the evidence of it.

Happy Holidays to all!

Until next time,
Namaste

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Idea of the Month

November is the month of Thanksgiving. As a holiday and a spiritual practice.

Let's keep in mind the Divine Truth of this practice.

Giving thanks or gratitude is a profound spiritual practice. Gratitude, as Ernest Holmes says, is an attitude of recognition. It is affirming the very presence of God. It affirms our faith and belief in the Good. It affirms that there is a Divine Presence. It affirms that there is a Divine Source. It affirms that there is Divine Abundance. And that we have received and can continue to receive from it.

Gratitude confirms that we expect more of this Good. And if you remember from Step 4 of Spiritual Mind Treatment, whatever we expect, we get.

Giving thanks opens up our receptivity to even more Good. When we are grateful for what we have, it is through the Law that we will have even more to be grateful for.

It is an upward spiral of increase.

Have a wonderful holiday and practice Thanksgiving EVERY day of the year!

Until next time,
Namaste

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Idea of the Month

This month we are talking about Divine Timing.

They say timing in life is everything. And that is absolutely true.

There are huge differences in life experiences because of timing. WHEN you do something can be more important than WHAT you do.

Did you invest before or after a financial crash? Did you submit your patent before or after someone with the same invention? Did you make that personal connection with someone before or after it was too late? Did you replace those old tires before or after you had a flat?

You may know what to do, but when to do it makes all the difference.

So how do you know when is the right time for anything?

Hate to break the news to you, but the human intellect will NEVER know when that perfect timing is. It's impossible. Only Divine Wisdom, Divine Intelligence knows when the perfect time is. And if we are to benefit from that Divine Wisdom, we will have to learn to listen to it!

That means listening to and heeding your intuition. It means getting quiet and listening to that still, small voice inside each of us. It means asking for and receiving Divine Guidance.

Your intuition is your connection to Divine Mind on the subconscious level. It is a direct pipeline to that Divine Mind. All the knowledge and wisdom is there. You just need access to it. Taking time each day to sit in the silence will give you that access. This sitting in silence does not have to be a formal meditation, although you could meditate as well. This sitting is just trying to clear your mind and be open to anything that Divine Guidance is trying to tell you. The revelations may not come in that moment. It may not come when you are silent. It may come in the middle of driving to work when your conscious thoughts are completely somewhere else! That is when you need to listen to that voice, that intuition. Don't blow it off as nothing. This is what you sat in the silence to hear!

Right action at the right time is the realm of Spirit. Give yourself a break and don't try to figure it all out intellectually. It will never happen that way. Be open to the Divine Wisdom within you and around you, and you will be divinely guided.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Idea of the Month

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. 

Now it's back to work using your mind! 

This month we discuss the Law of Mind. The metaphysical Law that is the Do-er of the Universe. Whatever manifests in this Universe is because the Law has brought it about. The Law is the Do-er but it cannot initiate anything of its own volition. It must be initiated by YOU and the thoughts you put into it. 

This month's article is entitled: "Make Your Demand." You must put demands on the Law in order to create what you want in life. If not, the Law just perpetuates what it has already done for you -- that is why we often fall into recurring patterns. You can break those patterns the same way they started -- believe in something so strongly, you have no doubt. Choose a thought of what you want and believe you shall have it. The Law must do what you demand.

The Law is your servant. It's only job is to fulfill whatever is impressed upon it. You do the impressing by your thoughts and beliefs. If you do not consciously choose the direction you want the Law to do in, it has nothing else to work with than what it has already done for you -- be that what you want or what you don't want.

Make your demand. Believe it is fulfilled. Observe the manifestation in your life.

Until next time,

Namaste


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August Idea of the Month

This month in the free monthly e-newsletter, we talk about that feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. We talk about that feeling of dread or that something bad is going to happen. And the sense of "what else could go wrong" or Murphy's Law (what can go wrong, will go wrong).

All of that is an expectation of Bad. We must train our minds to expect Good instead.

This Universe operates within a set of laws. The Law of Mind can only give you what you have the consciousness for. It operates on a principle. You set the law in motion through conscious thought and subconscious beliefs.

You can only change your subconscious through conscious efforts. One of those efforts is to consciously expect good. Expect a good outcome in every circumstance, situation and problem. Expect that your needs are met. Expect that the loving givingness of God is always for you and never against you. Expect that you are always protected and provided for.

Why is it so much easier to expect the bad and not the good? Does that keep us from being disappointed? From getting our hopes up? Does it keep us from having to be responsible for our lives and what happens in them?

I suspect all the above. But here is the Truth: as Jesus said "it is the Father's great pleasure to give you the Kingdom." Good is waiting for us. Good is right there. Good is as achievable as Bad.

Expect the Kingdom. Accept the Kingdom. Live in the Kingdom.

Until next time,
Namaste