You Create Your Experience

You are the thinker. You are the creator of thought patterns. You are the master of your fate. But you must exercise this mastership. Say:

[The is One Mind, One Intelligence, One Life, I choose to call that Mind, God.

Mind operates in me, through me, as me.]

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

I know that my word penetrates any and every unbelief in my thought; it casts out fear, removes doubts, and permits that which is enduring, perfect and true to enter into my consciousness.

I have complete conviction that my thoughts are not only true, but that they will be carried out in my experience with mathematical certainty.

I have absolute reliance upon the Law of Good.

I know that the Spirit, which is Life, is present everywhere.

Like the air I breathe, It presses against me; on the mountain top, in the valley, the desert and on the ocean, It is ever present.

I accept this Presence with complete confidence.

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.

[I release this treatment into the Law knowing that my words do not return to me void and this treatment is already accomplished in Mind.

I give thanks that it is so.

And so It is.]

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 This Thing Called you.  Ernest Holmes.

Freedom, Joy, and Eternal Goodness

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes

 No doubt most of these patterns are unconsciously taken into the mind. This makes no difference at all. What is there you can consciously loose, drop it out of your thought, refuse to think about it, refuse to feed it with the fire of imagination and feeling. Having nothing to live on, it will shrivel up and disappear. It is only the thought that is nourished that grows. The weeds are no longer there when they are pulled up, and the place where they were forgets that they ever have been. Say:

 [There is One Mind, One Life, One Presence, and I choose to call that God.

God operates in me, as me, and through me]

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.

I realize that this same birthright is bequeathed to all people.

I rejoice that everyone has this common good.

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.

[I release this treatment unto the Law knowing that it is already accomplished.

I give thanks that this is so,

And so it is.]

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 This Thing Called you.

Consciousness

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes

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.

Knowing that your word of truth is the Law of God in you, and believing that this Law is perfect, you must become consciously aware that It is operating in your affairs.  The Spirit works for you through your belief.  All things are possible to this Spirit, therefore, everything is possible to you in such 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.  Remember that thought patterns are acquired, therefore, the mind that accepted them can reject them.

This Thing Called you.

I Identify Myself

There is no idle conclusion, no empty dream, no forlorn hope. 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:

[There is One Mind, One Life, One Presence, that operates in me, as me, and through me.]

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.

Today I have faith that my word shall not return unto me void.

I surrender myself completely to this faith.

My prayer, then, is one of affirmation and acceptance.

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

Today I consciously identify myself with everything that belongs to goodness, truth and beauty.

I identify myself with abundance and success.

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

[I release this treatment unto the Law, knowing that it is already accomplished.

I give thanks that it is so,

And so it is.]

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This Thing Called you. Ernest Holmes

Divine Mind is Ever Present

Believing that the Divine Mind is ever present, that Divine Intelligence is ever available, open your consciousness to Its guidance. Keep your mind steadfast and loyal to the thought that you are governed by this Divine Intelligence. Feel that you are impelled to make right decisions, that you are compelled to act upon these decisions intelligently, and know that the Power that is with you cannot desert you. Say:

[There is One Mind ever present that operates in me, as me, and through me. ]

My knowledge that the great I Am is ever available gives me an increasing capacity to draw upon It and to become inwardly aware of the presence of Spirit.

Through the quiet contemplation of the omni-action of Spirit, I learn to look quietly and calmly upon every false condition, seeing through it to the other side of the invisible Reality which molds conditions and recreates all of my affairs after a more nearly Divine pattern.

 With a penetrating spiritual vision I can dissipate the obstruction, remove the obstacle, dissolve the wrong condition.

Standing still, I can watch the sure salvation of the Law.

 I now claim health instead of sickness, wealth instead of poverty, happiness instead of misery.

Every thought of fear or limitation is removed from my consciousness.

I know that my word transmutes every energy into constructi[ve] action, product[ve] health, harmony, happiness and success.

I know there is something at the center of my being which is absolutely certain of itself.

It has complete assurance and it gives me complete assurance that all is well.

I maintain my position as a Divine Being here and now.

 I know that in this consciousness of Reality is the supply for my every need-physical, mental or spiritual—and I accept that supply in deepest gratitude.

I am thankful that this is the way Life fulfills my needs, through the doorway of my inner self, and I am thankful that I know how to use this perfect Law.

I come to this great Fountain of Supply, in the very center of my being, to absorb that for which I have need, mentally and physically, and I am filled with the sense of the Reality of that which I desire.

As I am filled with Reality I permit It to flow into my world of thought and action, knowing that It brings peace, harmony and order all around me.

There arises within me limitless faith in the unconquerable Presence, the perfect Law, and Divine Action.

[I release this treatment unto the Law knowing that it is already accomplished, giving thanks that this is so,

 And so It is.]

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This Thing Called you.  Ernest Holmes.

I Draw Close to the Spirit in Everything and Everyone

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. Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your 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.

Everything that I do, say or think today shall be done, said or thought form this spiritual viewpoint–that God, Who is Life, is in everything.

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

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

I withdraw the view 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.

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This Thing Called you.  Ernest Holmes

I Elevate My Faith

No doubt most of these patterns are unconsciously taken into the mind. This makes no difference at all. What is there you can consciously loose, drop it out of your thought, refuse to think about it, refuse to feed it with the fire of imagination and feeling. Having nothing to live on, it will shrivel up and disappear. It is only the thought that is nourished that grows. The weeds are no longer there when they are pulled up, and the place where they were forgets that they ever have been. 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.

I realize that this same birthright is bequeathed to all people.

I rejoice that everyone has this common good.

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.

 

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This Thing Called you. Ernest Holmes

I Open My Consciousness to Divine Mind

Believing that the Divine Mind is ever present, that Divine Intelligence is ever available, open your consciousness to Its guidance. Keep your mind steadfast and loyal to the thought that you are governed by this Divine Intelligence. Feel that you are impelled to make right decisions, that you are compelled to act upon these decisions intelligently, and know that the Power that is with you cannot desert you. Say:

My knowledge that the great I AM is ever available gives me an increasing capacity to draw upon It and to become inwardly aware of the presence of Spirit.

Through the quiet contemplation of the omni-action of Spirit, I learn to look quietly and calmly upon every false condition, seeing through it to the other side of the invisible Reality which molds conditions and recreates all of my affairs after a more nearly Divine pattern.

With a penetrating spiritual vision I can dissipate the obstruction, remove the obstacle, dissolve the wrong condition.

Standing still, I can watch the sure salvation of the Law.

 I now claim health instead of sickness, wealth instead of poverty, happiness instead of misery.

Every thought of fear or limitation is removed from my consciousness.

I know that my word transmutes every energy into constructive action, producing health, harmony, happiness and success.

 I know there is something at the center of my being which is absolutely certain of itself.

 It has complete assurance and it gives me complete assurance that all is well.

I maintain my position as a Divine Being here and now.

I know that in this consciousness of Reality is the supply for my every need—-physical, mental or spiritual–and I accept that supply in deepest gratitude.

I am thankful that this is the way Life fulfills my needs, through the doorway of my inner self, and I am thankful that I know how to use this perfect Law.

I come to this great Fountain of Supply, in the very center of my being, to absorb that for which I have need, mentally and physically and I am filled with the sense of the Reality of that which I desire.

As I am filled with Reality I permit It to flow into my world of thought and action, knowing that It brings peace, harmony and order all around me.

There arises within me limitless faith in the unconquerable Presence, the perfect Law, and Divine Action.

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This Thing Called you. Ernest Holmes

I Identify Myself with the Living Spirit

There is no idle conclusion, no empty dream, no forlorn hope. 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, plan, 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.

Today I have faith that my word shall not return unto me void.

I surrender myself completely to this faith.

My prayer, then, is one of affirmation and acceptance.

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

Today I consciously identify myself with everything that belongs to goodness, truth and beauty.

 I identify myself with abundance and success.

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

This Thing Called you. Ernest Holmes

World Peace

Prayer for World  Peace Ernest Holmes

Dr. Ernest HolmesI know there is but One Mind, which is the Mind of God, in  which all people live and move and have their being.

I know there is a divine pattern for humanity, and within this  pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual  helpfulness.

I know that the mind of man, being one with the Mind of God,  shall discover the method, the way, and the means best fitted to permit the  flow of divine Love between individuals and nations.

Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual  helpfulness will be experienced by all.

I know there shall be a free interchange of ideas, of  cultures, of spiritual concepts, of ethics, of educational systems, and scientific  discoveries—for all good belongs to all alike.

I know that, because the divine Mind has created us all, we  are bound together in one infinite and perfect unity.

In bringing about world peace, I know that all people and  all nations will remain individual, but unified for the common purpose of  promoting peace, happiness, harmony, and prosperity.

I know that deep within every person, the divine pattern of  perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each man and in leaders of thought everywhere,  this Divine Pattern moves into action and form, to the end that all nations and  all people shall live together in peace, harmony, and prosperity forever.

So it is—Now.

Originally published in Science  of Mind magazine, October 1950.