Never lean on other people. You have strength of your own that is great enough to do all that is necessary. The Almighty has implanted genius within the soul of everyone and what we need to do is to unearth that inner genius and cause it to shine forth. We will never do this while we look to others for guidance. “To thine own self repair, wait thou within the silence dim, and thou shalt find Him there.”
All the power and intelligence of the Universe is already within, waiting to be utilized. The Divine Spark must be fanned into a blaze of the living Fire of your own divinity.
Self-reliance is the word to dwell on. Listen to your own voice; it will speak in terms that are unmistakable. Trust in your own self more than in all else. All great men have learned to do this. Every person, within his own soul, is in direct communication with the Infinite Understanding. When we depend on other people we are simply taking their light and trying to light our path with it.
When we depend on ourselves we are depending on that inner voice that is God, speaking in and through man. “Man is the inlet and the outlet to all there is in God.” God has made us and brought us up to where we recognize our own individuality; from now on we will have to let Him express through us.
If it were different we should not be individuals. “Behold I stand at the door and wait.” This is a statement of the near presence of power; but we, the Individual, must open the door. This door is our thought and we are the guardian of it, and when we do open the door we will find that the Divine Presence is right at hand, waiting, ready and willing to do for us all that we can believe.
We are strong with the strength of the Infinite. We are not weak. We are great and not mean. We are One with the Infinite Mind.
When you have a real thing to do, keep it to yourself. Don’t talk about it. Just know in your own mind what it is that you want and keep still about it. Often when we think that we will do some big thing we begin to talk about it and the first thing we know all the power seems to be gone.
This is what happens. We are all sending out into Mind a constant stream of thought; the clearer it is, the better will it manifest; if it becomes doubtful it will not have so clear a manifestation. If it is confused it will manifest only confusion. All this is according to the Law of Cause and Effect, and we cannot change that Law. Too often, when we tell our friends what we are going to do, they confuse our thought by laughing about it, or by doubting our capacity to do so large a thing. Of course this would not happen if we were always positive, but when we become the least bit negative it will react and we will lose that power of clearness which is absolutely necessary to good creative work.
When you want to do a big thing, get the mental pattern, make it perfect, know just what it means, enlarge your thought, keep it to yourself, pass it over to the creative power behind all things, wait and listen, and when the impression comes, follow it with assurance. Don’t talk to anyone about it. Never listen to negative talk or pay any attention to it and you will succeed where all others fail.
From “Creative Mind and Success”
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By Dr. Ernest Holmes
“Change is a New Choice of Action”
God is never separate from us, even though we may become separated within our illusions of what the world speaks of, even through the masked personas and mixed messages of so many religions; our selections are optional. We do have choices when we decide make them. These actions are transforming us by constantly renewing our Mind.
What we give away for free comes back to us as Freedom to receive newly. This may sound simple, but doing something different creates the actions of new changes, of which we have not yet done.
A fresh alternative is the way to break old habits and old reactions. The habit may keep coming back and we can just notice it, and give it no power over us; it is no longer automatically running us, and we are not in denial either.
Our main focus is to have an intention to do better, and have a better life, and we can meditate on our new decision and feel what that feels like to have a new change.
What you choose to change into may be blocked by old habits, which makes us feel like we are condemning ourselves into not having. The key is selection and allowance, because we cannot make it happen. But in realizing our old habits and becoming Self-Consciously aware of our old habits, this is not dismissing them. But by setting our burdens down; basically this is a form of letting go and realizing our own goodness as a possibility. It is opening our arms to embrace a new direction.
I have often thought that my next change is a thought away. All that is needed is to have a new thought, and to create a belief of possibility that supports it. It is who we already are that shall manifest as our changes, not the old habits that we have restricted ourselves with. Since we can let go of our old patterns and beliefs, we can make room for the new. First we must decide what we want to focus on as our new changes.
It is this Self-realization of who we already are, without limits, and by beginning to make choices of one new idea at a time over an older idea. Should we understand what our limits are, then we can go to the opposite answer, even if we do not know the exact answer yet. We decide and we declare what our new ideas are, then we “let” another action, or new change become realized.
What happens is this: we have changed who we are, therefore we are new, and in so doing, what we attract is as new as we have become. Somehow in our “Letting Go” of the old, this is giving us nothing to hold too (of the past), which frees us to receive newly in the now.
These actions would allow us to embrace something new, as a remarkable change that comes from within us, and comes to us as this new kindness that we have never before received until now. This changes our personality as well. This is a major change that does not only modify our past, but does completely remove its dominance from our consciousness.
We need to start with specific questions like: what are the seeds that are going to be sown to get us to a new level? How to do we leave the undesired past actions behind us permanently? Not just by making a new choice, but to take actions that support our new selections. These are decisions that we have chosen to accept and have. So now we can practice how we have changed, by being new and having new choices, which we enact that do not make us suffer in old ways. When we allow something new to form from within us, it brings harmony to our new actions of desired changes.
Now: “I WILL TAKE MY ADVICE AND MEDITATE ON WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE EXPERIENCING NEW CHOICES AND THE NEW ACTIONS THAT THEY BRING.”
This is not like the clean drops of clean water going into a dirty glass, as drop after drop of clean water cleans the glass, the glass gets cleaned slowly. I believe that this new method of realization is in knowing what needs to be changed in advance. We know that the glass is dirty and cleaning it out as soon as possible is the best thing to do. Then we can refill it with something nutritious and life giving. “I now empty my cup” of the old and receive these new blessings.
We are changing what kind of words that we are using, and now we describe what we are receiving from our one source within us, as newly accepted ways of being. Hard or easy, we must change first. Einstein said we cannot fix a problem with the same state of mind that caused it, and doing the same things repeatedly, while expecting a change is insanity.
“A desire without a planned direction is just being lost in a new fantasy. Make a plan that fits your desires, and then they will no longer be fantasies.”