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July 2019

Advocate for Freedom of Thought

The Sun Does Shine, by Anthony Ray Hinton & Laura Love Hardin is this month's book.

"Despair was a choice. Hatred was a choice. Anger was a choice. I still had choices, and that knowledge rocked me... I could choose to give up or hang on. Hope was a choice. Faith was a choice. And more than anything else, life was a choice. Compassion was a choice."

 

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July 7, 2019

Creativity

Affirmation

I am always free to choose my thoughts. Through the power of prayer, my imagination and creativity I can think myself out of any circumstance, situation or condition. ~Rev. Staci Hylton

Reading

Selected quotes from Dr. Ernest Holmes

“Sometimes a situation arises wherein you need an entirely new idea.” Ernest Holmes BASIC IDEAS OF SCIENCE OF MIND pg. 85

“Never limit your view of life by any past experience. The possibility of life is inherent within the capacity to imagine what life is, backed by the power to produce this imagery, or Divine imagination. Ernest Holmes SCIENCE OF MIND TEXTBOOK-pg. 187-1

“Stop trying to die and learn how to live.”-Ernest Holmes THIS THING CALLED YOU-pg. 125

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July 14, 2019

Moving Beyond Our Story

Affirmation

I create the story of my life with every thought I think and every word I speak. Today, I choose to be more mindful, vigilant, and purposeful of the power that I have access to. I understand that there is a Power for Good in the Universe and I AM using it! ~Rev. Raymont Anderson

Reading

Selected quotes from Dr. Ernest Holmes

The evolution of man brings him arbitrarily to a place where true individuality functions. From that day, a further evolution must be through his conscious co-operation with Reality. All Nature waits on man’s recognition of and cooperation with her laws, and is always ready to obey his will; but man must use Nature’s forces in accordance with her laws, and in co-operation with her purpose— which is goodness, truth, and beauty— if he wishes to attain self-mastery. SOM textbook Chapter 7 Paragraph 3 pg.129, 130

Man’s conscious thought, acting through Law, may change any condition in his experience, provided he can clearly conceive of such conditions being changed. There is no limit to the Law. Limitation is not inherent in the Law, but is a result of man’s inability to embody the Truth and constructively use the Law. Man has at his disposal, in what he calls his subjective mind, a power that is Limitless; this is because he is One with the Whole on the subjective side of Life. SOM textbook Chapter 7 Paragraph 1 pg.133

What a man has and what he is, is the result of the subjective state of his thought. SOM textbook Chapter 18 Paragraph 4 pg. 304

My opportunities are unlimited. There is a Divine Urge to express. It permeates me and fills all space and all people. SOM textbook Chapter 18 paragraph 5 pg. 304

Today the possibilities of my experience are unlimited. The Spirit flows through me, inspiring me, and sustaining that inspiration. I have ability and talent and I am busy using them. This talent is divinely sustained and marketed under a Universal plan of right action. SOM textbook Chapter 18 Paragraph 1 pg. 305

We must always remember that we may believe what is not; so we can know only what is so, even though that which is not so (which we believe in) may bind us – because we believe in it. All bondage is ignorance. That is why Emerson said there is no sin but ignorance and no salvation but enlightenment. ~The Philosophy of Ernest Holmes page 66-67

You will discover no greatness outside of yourself; that which appears to be greatness in another is merely as much as you have projected from yourself to the other. As that hidden thing is removed, you and I will see, in the other, the more perfect image. We have disclosed it; be we couldn’t disclose it until we saw it as it is. And we can’t see it as it is until we are as it is – and there isn’t any more is-er than that! ~The Philosophy of Ernest Holmes page 58

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July 21, 2019

Living in Choice

Affirmation

I choose to live a kind and compassionate life, honoring all living beings and the planet that sustains them. ~Rev Sandra Smith

Reading

“The Divine Plan is one of Freedom; bondage is not God ordained. Freedom is the birthright of every living soul. All instinctively feel this. The Truth points to freedom, under Law. Thus, the inherent nature of man is forever seeking to express itself in terms of freedom.” Science of Mind Textbook, p. 25

 

 

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July 28, 2019

Living an Empowered Life

A Treatment from Ernest Holmes

I Allow Myself to Dip Deeply into My Divine Nature

This meditation is built from the idea that each one of us has within himself a deeper nature, and, of course, this deeper nature, being an eternal unity with God, or with the Living Spirit, is more than man; it is where the being of man, or the nature of man, merges into the Being of God. So, as we dip deeply into our Divine Natures, let us realize that entering the Secret Presence of this Tabernacle of God, we will, like the Pilgrims of old, have to shed that which does not belong to the Kingdom of Good. We have to deliberately drop that which would hurt. We cannot enter this Gate of Good with a sword in our hands. So we let go of everything and turn to that Divine Depth within our own nature, wherein the Spirit of God—the Spirit of Love and the Spirit of Peace—dwells with calm serenity. We withdraw into that place within us which has never been hurt, nor has ever been sick, has always and forever lived in divine and eternal peace ... the Kingdom of God, which is Good. And this Inner Kingdom within is all-peace, all-power and all-perfection. We drop all hate, all fear, all animosity, all resentment. We cast out of our consciousness every doubt and every sense of uncertainty. We know that we are entering into that atmosphere of Wholeness, of happiness and completion where there is no fear, no doubt, no uncertainty, no lack, no want. Here is wholeness, perfection, peace, power, beauty, love, supply and life. We know that the abundance of this life is showered upon us; that we are guided and guarded into right action, into right decision; daily, hourly, minutely, the Principle of Intelligence directs us, the Presence of Love warms us, the Peace of God covers us. And we are led into the pathway of this peace, into the knowledge of this perfection. We are conscious of the Indwelling God, and we are conscious that the Indwelling God is filling (instantly renewing) our bodies, absolutely eliminating from us whatever there is that does not belong; co-ordinating every function, every organ, every action and reaction (the circulation, the assimilation, the elimination), making it perfect. The Life Principle of every part of our being is perfect and harmonious and now functions perfectly in us. The whole order of discord is changed into the natural order of harmony and wholeness, and we let that Divine Power be exactly what It is in us. We are no longer afraid, for love casts out fear. Our faith destroys all fear. We awake from the dream of fear to the vision of Reality, where there is no shadow of which to be afraid. We awake from the dream of lack and want and unhappiness to the knowledge of harmony, of abundance and of peace. I Allow Myself to Dip Deeply into My Divine Nature