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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