Sep. 22, 2022 – I PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE BOUNTY

SEPTEMBER 22

I PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE BOUNTY

This is the goodness of God.  He bestoweth it on whom He will; God is of immense goodness!

The Koran

Today you are to identify yourself with the more abundant life, to think on those things which make for peace, to dwell on the unity which underlies everything.  As you poise yourself in the realization that you live in pure Spirit, new power will be born within you.  You will find yourself renewed by the Divine Life, led by Divine intelligence and guarded by Divine love.  Focus your inward vision on this indwelling harmony, knowing that as you contemplate its perfection you will see it manifest in everything you do.  Say:

Realizing that the Spirit within me is God, the living Spirit Almighty, being fully conscious of this Divine Presence as the sustaining Principle of my life, I open my thought to It’s influx; I open my consciousness to Its outpouring.

I know and understand that Good alone is real.

I know that I am drawing into my experience today, and every day, an ever-increasing measure of truth and beauty, of goodness and harmony.

Everything I do, say and think is quickened into right action, into productive action, into increased action.

My invisible good already exists; my faith drawing upon this invisible good, causes that which was unseen to become visible.

All there is, is mine NOW; all there ever was or ever can be, is mine NOW.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

SEPTEMBER 22

I PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE BOUNTY

This is the goodness of God.  He bestoweth it on whom He will; God is of immense goodness!

The Koran

Today you are to identify yourself with the more abundant life, to think on those things which make for peace, to dwell on the unity which underlies everything.  As you poise yourself in the realization that you live in pure Spirit, new power will be born within you.  You will find yourself renewed by the Divine Life, led by Divine intelligence and guarded by Divine love.  Focus your inward vision on this indwelling harmony, knowing that as you contemplate its perfection you will see it manifest in everything you do.  Say:

Realizing that the Spirit within me is God, the living Spirit Almighty, being fully conscious of this Divine Presence as the sustaining Principle of my life, I open my thought to It’s influx; I open my consciousness to Its outpouring.

I know and understand that Good alone is real.

I know that I am drawing into my experience today, and every day, an ever-increasing measure of truth and beauty, of goodness and harmony.

Everything I do, say and think is quickened into right action, into productive action, into increased action.

My invisible good already exists; my faith drawing upon this invisible good, causes that which was unseen to become visible.

All there is, is mine NOW; all there ever was or ever can be, is mine NOW.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 21, 2022 – MY FAITH MAKES ME WHOLE

SEPTEMBER 21

MY FAITH MAKES ME WHOLE

Yea, thou shalt not find any variableness in the way of God.

The Koran

Faith is a mental attitude.  A certain man came to Jesus, and, from the inspiration of his hope and the enthusiasm of the occasion, standing in the light of one whose wick of life was ever kept trimmed and burning, feeling the warmth and color of its eternal glow, exclaimed, “I believe!”  This was a simple, sincere and enthusiastic response to the consciousness of one who had faith.  But no sooner had he exclaimed, “I believe!” out of the enthusiasm of his will to believe, than old thought patterns arose to block his faith and he said, “Help thou mine unbelief.”

Faith then is more than an objective statement.  Perfect faith cannot exist while there are subjective contradictions that deny the affirmation of the lips.  It is only when the intellect is no longer obstructed by negative reactions arising from experiences of doubt and fear that the words of the mouth can immediately bear fruit.  Say:

I believe with a deep inward calm that my word of faith is the execution of spiritual Law in my life.

I have absolute reliance upon the Law of Good.

I believe that the Law of Good will bring everything desirable into my experience.

Today I proclaim my Divine inheritance.

I am rich with the richness of God; I am strong with the power of God; I am guided by the wisdom of God.

I am held in the goodness of God, today.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 20, 2022 – GUIDANCE AND WISDOM BELONG TO ME

SEPTEMBER 20

GUIDANCE AND WISDOM BELONG TO ME

Thou hast begotten the Man in Thy self-born Mind, and in Thy Reflection and conception.  He is the man begotten of Mind, to whom Reflection gave form.

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

Realizing that all action starts in, and is a result of, consciousness, prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.  Become increasingly aware of the one Presence, the one Life and the one Spirit, which is God.  Try to drop all sense of lack or limitation from your thought.  The Spirit works for you through your belief.  All things are possible to this Spirit; therefore, everything is possible to you in such a degree as you can believe in and accept the operation of Spirit in your life.  There is something within you which is completely aware of its oneness with power, of its unity with Life.  Loose all thoughts of discord and fear, and permit the true pattern to come to the surface.  Say:

I allow the Divine Wholeness to flow through me in ever widening circles of activity.

Every good I have experienced is now increased.

Every joy that has come into my life is now multiplied.

There is a new influx of inspiration into my thought.

I see more clearly than ever before that my divine birthright is freedom, joy and eternal goodness.

The Divine Presence interprets Itself to me through love and friendship, through peace and harmony.

Knowing that life gives according to my faith, I lift my mind, I elevate my faith, I listen deeply to the song of my being.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 19, 2022 – I CLAIM MY DIVINE INHERITANCE

SEPTEMBER 19

I CLAIM MY DIVINE INHERITANCE

Seek for the great (mysteries) and the little shall be added unto you; seek for the heavenly and the earthy shall be added unto you.

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God.”  Your kingdom of God is at hand.  The riches, power, glory and might of this kingdom are yours today.  You do not rob others by entering into the fullness of your kingdom of joy, your kingdom of abundance.  You recognize that all people belong to the same kingdom.  You are merely claiming for yourself what you would that the law of good should be unto all.

There is no law of human heredity imposed upon you.  Evil has no history.  Limitation has no past.  That which is opposed to good has no future.  The eternal now is forever filled with the presence of perfect life.  You always have been, and forever will remain, a complete and perfect expression of the Eternal Mind, which is God, the living Spirit Almighty.  Say:

Today I enter into the limitless variations of self-expression which the Divine Spirit projects into my experience.

Knowing that all experience is a play of Life upon Itself, the blossoming of love into self-expression, the coming forth of good into the joy of its own being, I enter into the game of living with joyful anticipation, with enthusiasm.

Today I enter into my Divine inheritance free from the belief that external conditions are imposed upon me.

I declare the freedom of my Divine son ship.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 18, 2022 – MY WORD ACCOMPLISHES

SEPTEMBER 18

MY WORD ACCOMPLISHES

So likewise thou in all thy speech Swerve never from the path of truth.

Buddhism in Translations

You are either attracting or repelling in accord with your mental attitudes.  You are either identifying yourself with lack or with abundance, with love and friendship or with indifference.  You cannot keep from attracting into your experience that which corresponds to the sum total of your states of consciousness.  This law of attraction and repulsion works automatically.  It is like the law of reflection – the reflection corresponds to the image held before a mirror.  Your life is a mirror peopled with the forms of your own acceptance.

How careful, then, you should guard your thoughts, not only seeing to it that you keep them from doubt and fear – accepting only the good – but, equally, you should consciously repel every thought which denies that good.  Say:

I know that my word penetrates any unbelief in my mind, casts out fear, removes doubt, clears away obstacles, permitting that which is enduring, perfect and true to be realized.

I have complete faith and acceptance that all the statements I make will be carried out as I have believed.

I do everything with a sense of reliance upon the Law of Good, therefore, I know that my word shall not return unto me void.

I accept this word and rejoice in it.

I expect complete and perfect results from it.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 17, 2022 – MY BODY IS A TEMPLE OF SPIRIT

SEPTEMBER 17

MY BODY IS A TEMPLE OF SPIRIT

If you keep your body as it should be, and look only at the one thing, the Harmony of Heaven will come to you.

Kwang-Tze

Your body is a temple of the living Spirit.  It is spiritual substance.  Since the Spirit of God has entered into your being, your life is spiritual.  The Supreme Being, ever present, exists at the very center of your thought.  This Presence within you has the power to make all things new.  Say:

The perfect Life of God is in and through me, in every part of my being.

As the sun dissolves the mist, so my acceptance of Life dissolves all pain and discord.

I am free because the Spirit of Life in me is perfect.

It remolds and recreates my body after the likeness of the Divine pattern of body which exists in the Mind of God.

Even now the living Spirit is flowing through me.

I open wide the doorway of my consciousness to Its influx.

I permit this physical body to receive the living Spirit in every action, function, cell and organ.

I know that my whole being manifests the life, love, peace, harmony, strength and joy of the Spirit which indwells me, which is incarnated in me, which is my entire being.

I open my consciousness to the realization that all the Power and Presence there is clothes me in Its eternal embrace; that the Spirit forever imparts Its life to me.

I know that the Spirit within me is my strength and my power.    

Sep. 16, 2022 –   I AM INSPIRED FROM ON HIGH

SEPTEMBER 16      

  I AM INSPIRED FROM ON HIGH

All is the effect of all, one universal Essence.

Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad

Jesus, in utmost simplicity, proclaimed in the ecstasy of his illumination, “I and the Father are one.”  What do you suppose would happen if you believed this, not as a mere intellectual concept, but with deep inward feeling and an expanding sense of its meaning?  Would you not sell all that you possess for this single pearl of utmost worth, this drop of water taken from the ocean of being, this mountaintop of revelation?  If the wisest man who ever lived proclaimed this truth, should you not accept it, simply, directly, sincerely?

Perhaps this seems too good to be true, and yet, all nature is a living example, a continuous reminder, that there is a Spirit animating everything, a Presence diffused, a Law governing, a Unity sustaining, a co-ordinating Will binding all together, a unifying Principle holding everything in place.  Say:

I cleanse the windows of my mind, that it may become a mirror reflecting inspiration from the most High.

Today I walk in the pathway of inspiration.

There is an inspiration within me which governs every act, every thought, with certainty, with conviction and in peace.

The key that unlocks the treasures of the kingdom of good is in my hand.

I unlock the doorway of my consciousness and gently open it that the Divine Presence may flood my whole being with light, illumine me with Its radiant glow and direct my footsteps into pathways of peace and joy.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 15, 2022 – I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH

SEPTEMBER 15   

I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH

Of this same Spirit, of which I have spoken many times, all things have need, for that it raises up all things, each in its own degree, and makes them live, and gives them nourishment.

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

It has been written that Christ is your redeemer, also, that Christ is in you.   You have been told that your redemption is at hand.  You have been told to awake that Christ may give you light – Christ in you, the hope of your glory.  All people are sons of God but only a few have completely recognized this.  You have decided to live as though this were true.  A deep and abiding faith has come to you.  Therefore, you are fortunate among humanity – not that God has favored you above others; rather, you have chosen this path and you are going to walk in it.

Realizing that you may, in ignorance have been using the power of your mind negatively, you are not going to condemn yourself or anyone else because of this.  If the light has come, the thing to do is to use it, forgetting the darkness.  How can darkness have power over light?  Say:

Today I realize that my good is at hand.

Today I know that my Redeemer liveth in me.

He is within me, now, today, this very moment, in this breath I draw, in the eternal now and the everlasting here.

The Spirit within me refreshes me.

I am saturated with the essence of Life.

My body is a vehicle of Its expression, my mind Its instrument.

Today I shall endeavor to feel this Presence as a living reality in my life.

I shall see Him everywhere.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 14, 2022 – DIVINE POWER IS MINE TO USE

SEPTEMBER 14

DIVINE POWER IS MINE TO USE

The perfect man is spirit-like. Great lakes might be boiling about him, and he would not feel their heat; the Ho and the Han might be frozen up, and he would not feel  the cold; the hurrying thunderbolts might split the mountains,  and the wind shake the ocean, without being able to make him afraid.

Kwang-Tze

Everything in nature is an individualization of one co-ordinating Life, one law of being and one Presence.  But our minds have become so filled with that which contradicts this that even the Truth has to await our recognition.  You must learn to become consciously aware of the Divine Presence and the Divine Power, the wholeness of Truth, of Love, of Reason and of a sound mind to dwell on peace and joy.  Know that the power of the invisible Spirit is working in and through you now, at this very moment.  Lay hold of this realization with complete certainty.  Say:

I know that I am a perfect being now, living under perfect conditions today.

Knowing that good alone is real, I know that there is one Power which acts and reacts in my experience, in my body and in my thought.

I know that good alone has power either to act or react.

I know that this recognition establishes the law of harmony in my experience, the law of prosperity, a sense of happiness, peace, health and joy.

Today I hold a communion with this invisible Presence which peoples the world with the manifestation of Its life, Its light and Its love.

I withdraw the veil which hides my real self and draw close to the Spirit in everything and in everyone.

I accept everything that belongs to this Spirit.

I claim everything that partakes of Its nature.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sept. 13, 2022 – THE SPIRIT GOES BEFORE ME

SEPTEMBER 13

THE SPIRIT GOES BEFORE ME

But the path of the just is as the light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 4:18

Good is at the root of everything, regardless of its seeming absence.  But this good must be recognized.  Since there is but one Spirit and this Spirit is in you and in everything, then everywhere you go you will meet this Spirit.  You meet this Spirit in people, in places and in things.  The one Spirit, which manifests Itself in and through all, including yourself, automatically adjusts parts to the whole.  Therefore, you may accept with positive certainty that the Spirit within you does go before you and prepares your way.  Your faith is placed in something positive, certain as the laws of life, exact as the principle of mathematics, ever present like the ethers of space, ever operating like the laws of nature.  Say:

I know that the Spirit within me goes before me, making perfect, plain, straight, easy and happy the pathway of my experience.

There is nothing in me that can obstruct the Divine circuits of Life, of Love, of Beauty and Truth.

My word dissolves every negative thought or impulse that would throw a shadow of unbelief across the threshold of my expectation.

I lift my cup of acceptance, knowing that the Divine outpouring will fill it to the brim.

I identify myself with the Living Spirit – with all the power, all the presence and all the life there is.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker