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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Thursday, April 20, 2017

April's Value: Transformation and Evolution

"We might desire to do something today that is destructive as an emotional impulse, but when we stop and think about it we know it is not best. That intellect is given to us in our evolution that we may discriminate and no longer be led by blind emotion, because so long as the world was led by blind emotion there was no civilization, and if the world e...ver returns to be led by blind emotion, as we now understand it, it will disappear."

Ernest Holmes

What are you being led to do by your spiritual discrimination?

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

April's Value: Transformation and Evolution

"But we should not overlook the significant fact that it is the Mind which discovers and makes use of the mechanical law! Is not this mind the Spirit in us? We can never completely fathom the Infinite Mind: we shall always be discovering new lands. Consequently, evolution is an eternal unfoldment of the more yet to be."

Describe a recent discovery you ...have made about the way Spirit’s mind works in you.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

April's Value - Transformation and Evolution

April 9

In all sacred literature, you read references to this. It is that spark which impregnates everything and is buried in everything. It is the spark which Browning said we can desecrate but never quite lose. It is there, and it contains within itself the upward push of all evolution.


How do you increase your awareness of the inner spark Browning is referring to?

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April's Theme – Transformation and Evolution - A Year of Values Based Spiritual Living

April

The Evolution of New Thought

Value: Spiritual Living through Transformation and Evolution

We do deep inner personal work of self-discovery and healing to reveal the greater truth of our divinity, wholeness, and freedom.

The Oxford Dictionary defines transformation as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. In other words, a radical shift from one state to another. Evolution, in spiritual terms, may be thought of as the ongoing process of journeying from change to change, each progressively revealing more of the one true nature of being.

Although ultimate reality does not change, awareness of its nature can grow and increase in us. Let the quotes by Ernest Holmes on the following weeks stimulate you to write about your expanding understanding of your spiritual nature.

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April 2
In looking over these generations of the teachings of India, we find a very great concept of the unity of all life. They believed in one God and only One. They didn't call it God; they called it the Absolute, or Brahma; but it doesn't matter what you call it. They believed in one Presence and one Power, and only One in the Universe. They believed (which later came out as a theosophical teaching) in the mind that sleeps in the mineral, waves in the grass, wakes to simple consciousness in the animal, to self-consciousness in the human and to cosmic consciousness in what they call the upper hierarchies, or an ascending scale of evolution, ad infinitum.

How has your understanding of divinity evolved?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March's Value - Education and Continuous Improvement


March 26

There should be a flexibility and a willingness on your part to cooperate but there should also be a determination to prove your Principle. This determination is ever growing. It is rooted deep in spiritual soil. Its branches are forever spreading and the fruit of this knowledge is forever falling into the lap of [the one] who knows.


Comment on your balance between flexibility and determination.






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Thursday, March 16, 2017

March's Value - Education and Continuous Improvement


March 19

It follows, then, that the range of our possibilities at the present time does not extend far beyond the range of our present concepts. As we bring ourselves to a greater vision, we induce a greater concept and thereby demonstrate more in our experience. In this way there is a continuous growth and unfoldment taking place.

Ernest Holmes


How do you bring yourself to a greater vision for your life?

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

March's Value - Education and Continuous Imrovement

March 12

This Spirit animates everything that I do, say or think. Ideas come to me daily and these ideas are divine ideas. They direct me and sustain me without effort. I am continuously directed. I am compelled to do the right thing at the right time, to say the right word at the right time, to follow the right course at all times.
Ernest Holmes


How do you experience being guided by Spirit?




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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

March's Value - Spritual Living through Education and Continuous Improvement

We walk a path of awakening, growth, and spiritual deepening through classes, workshops, seminars, and spiritual practices that allow us to embrace education as a lifelong endeavor. We consistently welcome more and more of the Divine Nature to be realized within us and revealed through our relationships, our decisions, and our contributions to the world.

The purpose of spiritual education is to continuously expand our mental horizons and broaden our understanding of this Life and how to live it more powerfully. Reading, studying, meditating, and discussing spiritual ideas helps us avoid becoming dogmatic or stuck in a rut of our own thinking.

As you read the weekly quotes from Ernest Holmes this month, try to think of ideas for your own continued self-education and how you can stay open to the richness of spiritual knowledge available to you at the Center and beyond.

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March 5

You will read every [person's] philosophy, reserving for yourself the prerogative of choice, knowing that any philosophy based on a Unitary Wholeness has the elements of truth. No philosophy is perfect, your own is not. Everything is evolving, growing, expanding.
Ernest Holmes



In what ways are you evolving, growing, and expanding?

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