Saturday, August 19, 2017

God is Love


August's Value: Love, Compassion and Caring

August 20

The essence of love, while elusive, pervades everything, fires the heart, stimulates the emotions, renews the soul and proclaims the Spirit. Only love knows love, and love knows only love. Words cannot express its depths or meaning. A universal sense alone bears witness to the divine fact: God is Love and Love is God.

Ernest Holmes

What is the difference between the love of God and love for God?

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Love is an Essence

August's Value: Love, Compassion and Caring

Love is an essence, an atmosphere, which defies analysis, as does Life Itself. It is that which is and cannot be explained: it is common to all people, to all animal life and evident in the response of plants to those who love them. Love reigns supreme over all.

Ernest Holmes

What, in your opinion, are the similarities between human love and Divine love?



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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Love is the Central Flame

August's Spiritual Value: Love, Compassion, and Caring

We embrace Love as the Self-Givingness of God to all creation, moving through us into expressing as compassion, caring, mutual respect, and kindness. We express interest in and support for the well-being of ourselves and others. We express unconditional love when observing the suffering of others and do what we can to give aid and show compassion.

Spiritual living may be thought of as the practice of duplicating the nature of the Divine in our human experience. This month’s focus is on the Divine as unconditional love.

August 6

Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself. It is written that God is love, and that we are [God’s] expressed likeness, the image of the Eternal Being. Love is self-givingness through creation, the impartation of the Divine through the human.

Ernest Holmes

What does Divine Love mean to you?



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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Surrounded by Love

July's Spiritual Value: Open Communication

"The great love which I now feel for the world is the Love of God, and it is felt by all and comes back to me from all. I understand all people and this understanding is reflected back to me from all. I give friendship and therefore I have friends. I help, therefore, I am helped. I uplift, therefore, I am uplifted. I am now surrounded by all love, all friendship, all companionship, all health, all happiness, all success. I am one with life." ~ Ernest Holmes

Describe the ways in which you express love in the world.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Collaboration and Inclusion

July's Spiritual Value: Open Communication

"God in me is unified with God in all. This One is now drawing into my life all love and fellowship. I am one with all people, with all things, with all life. As I listen in the silence, the voice of all humanity speaks to me and answers the love that I hold out to it." ~ Ernest Holmes

How can you let the One draw you into an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion?

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

One Human Race

July's Spiritual Value: Open Communication

"Perhaps we have yet to learn that there is but one race, which is the human race; one family, which is the family of God, and that there is but one God, Who is the God of all people." ~ Ernest Holmes

Using your imagination, describe a world in which people live as one human race. What would our communication with each other be like?

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

July's Spiritual Value: Open Communication

Open Communication

"There is nothing in the world that can take the place of love, friendship, appreciation and cooperation in our lives. I have thought so much about this all week because these are the only things that have any meaning in the eternal values in which we are so interested." ~ Ernest Holmes

How do you nurture your relationships with the people closest to you?

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

July's Spiritual Value: Open Communication

July's Spiritual Value: Open Communication

We communicate openly with each other in an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion.

Not only is open communication an important value when interacting with each other in our community, but also when practicing prayer and meditation.

July 2

"I believe in a direct communication between the Spirit and the individual—the Universal Spirit personifying Itself through each and all; this is a beautiful, a logical and an unavoidable conclusion. This makes of the human a Divine being, a personification of the Spirit; but if we are Divine Beings why is it that we are so limited and forlorn, so poor, miserable and unhappy? The answer is that we are ignorant of our own nature, and ignorance of the Law excuses no one from its effects." ~ Ernest Holmes

How do you experience communication with Spirit?

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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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