Sunday, June 25, 2017

June's Spiritual Value: Accountability

"We did not create our nature; we cannot change its inherent reality; we are what we are and we use this nature for better or for worse. Being what we are there are certain responsibilities that go with our natures." ~ Ernest Holmes

What are your spiritual responsibilities?

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

June's Spiritual Value: Accountability

"In studying the order of [our] evolution, it seems certain that it was necessary-from the time that [we were] brought to a point of self-choice-that [we] be left alone to discover [our] true nature. If [humanity] is endowed with the attributes of self-choice and free will, [it] must be allowed to make this great discovery for [itself]." ~ Ernest Holmes

What does freedom of choice mean to you?

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

June's Spiritual Value: Accountability

"I carefully guard my thought. I refuse to permit anything antagonistic or unlovely to enter my consciousness. I am learning to live in joy, in peace and in calm confidence. I am putting my whole trust, faith and confidence in the good. I think with clarity, move with ease and accomplish without strain." ~ Ernest Holmes

What can you be trusted to contribute to life through your thinking? How does your consciousness contribute to the world?

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

June's Spiritual Value: Accountability

We account for our activities, disclose them in a transparent manner, and accept responsibility for our actions and the obligations entrusted to us.

Being willing to accept responsibility for our choices is an important key to spiritual living. It means being willing to answer for our actions and to live in such a way that our words and deeds are matched to the spiritual truth of our being.

June 4

"Peace comes from the absence of fear, from a consciousness of trust, from a deep, underlying faith in the absolute goodness and mercy, the final integrity of the universe in which we live, and of every cause to which we give our thought, our time and our attention. If we would have peace outwardly, we must first realize peace inwardly." ~ Ernest Holmes

In what ways are you living in harmony with inward peace?


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

May's Spiritual Value: Creativity


"What would fill the needs for one person might not do it for another. What one person might regard as normal, possibly would stagger the imagination of another by its very bigness. Our standard of expectancy depends entirely upon ourselves. Every demonstration is made at the exact level of the expectancy, the expectancy embodied in thought." ~ Ernest Holmes

What are you expecting out of life, and is there room to expand and improve upon what you are expecting?


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

May's Spiritual Value: Creativity

"There is an urge to express in all people, and this urge, operating through the channels of Creative Mind, loosens energy into action, and compels the individual to do something. Back of all this desire is the impulse of Spirit to express. In [humankind], this impulse must express at the level of [human] consciousness. Some express themselves constructively and some destructively." ~ Ernest Holmes

How do you use and express the creative power of the universe in your life?

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 14 - Spiritual Living through Creativity


May’s Value is Spiritual Living through Creativity

A cornerstone practice of our teaching is Spiritual Mind Treatment, a form of affirmative prayer in which we mentally accept the idea of the good we wish to have in our lives. But affirmative prayer is not only mental work. It must also be felt. Our founder, Ernest Holmes wrote about prayer that “our mental acceptances should be filled with conviction, warmth, color and imagination. The creative power responds to feeling more quickly than to any other mental attitude. Therefore, we should try to feel the reality of what we are doing when we give a treatment. This reality is felt as we become more and more convinced that Spirit responds to us.”

Try this method to connect with the feeling of your prayer. Imagine that whatever you are praying about has been accomplished. If it is good health, imagine you are healthy. If it is excellent communication with a parent or friend, imagine you are communicating successfully and well. Then ask yourself, in this imagined future outcome, what are you feeling. When you identify a feeling that goes with the answered prayer, you can focus on bringing that feeling into your prayer work. For example, if you imagined feeling joyous, choose words for your prayer that cause you to feel joyous now.

Describe the role that emotion plays in your prayers.

Warm regards,



Edward Viljoen

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May's Value: Spiritual Living through Creativity

We allow the ongoing activity of Spirit into our hearts, minds, and activities to bring forth new forms and expressions to inspire and guide.

This month’s quotes by Ernest Holmes are about the creative power of the universe and how it works in us by responding to our feelings and thoughts. Let the quotes stimulate your thinking about the role of e...motion in affirmative prayer and what happens when the creative power of the universe is allowed to express itself through you.

"When Life created us It gave us the two great endowments of God, the two highest gifts of heaven: love and creativity. Love, so that we may have confidence in life, a sense of security and peace and joy in living; creativity, so that we can really live as persons and express ourselves individually. Life has done very well by us."

Ernest Holmes

In what ways do you allow your individuality to be expressed in your life?

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

April's Value: Transformation and Evolution

"It has been written that the Truth shall make us free, provided we know the Truth, and we note that the evolution of [humankind's] consciousness brings with it the acquisition of new powers and higher possibilities."

Ernest Holmes...

How can a person know the Truth?

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