Feeling good is even easier than we might have thought. All we have to do is bring awareness to the Good all around. The Force of Good is pouring down around and through, coursing through our veins, always present.
Here is how Ernest Holmes
expressed this understanding:
“Crying out to life, beseeching it to be good, has no effect whatsoever on It. It already is good, Asking it to give you life produces no good results: It has already incarnated in you as you. But inward awareness unifies the intellect with Life and binds the personal man back to the Universal Presence. (emphasis mine) This is what is meant by spiritual understanding and realization.”
Some inspiring metaphors and quotations make it even clearer:
A person sits in a brightly lit room, hands over her own eyes. She complains that it is so dark. We say, “Take down your hands!”
You use a vacuum cleaner. Work diligently running that machine over the floors in every room. “This thing doesn’t work,” you cry. Oh you have to plug it in.
Read this from Ernest Holmes:
“That which God is, God has given fully unto me to enjoy….. That life is God’s gift to me. Therefore this fullness is within me, ready to manifest through me as I partake of it, since I am self choosing, even though Divinely endowed. I partake of my Divinity only as I let it through. I am always in the midst of plenty everywhere. (emphasis mine)“
As I was reading Ernest Holmes, a beautiful new vision popped into my head. Here I am Good pouring down, around and through me. I have tentacles extending out from my head and they go up and just wrap into the Flow all around. I began running this mental picture every morning in quiet time.
Another inner sight: slide a little screen open on my forehead– perceive the flow right there available.
We have so much support. Check out this evidence from my recent days:
1) For a few weeks I have wanted to get the flower bed on the side of my rental house mulched for weed control. Hesitating there is some thought that termites can be drawn to a house by coming to live in the mulch. I researched on the internet. As a result I purchased cypress mulch which is reputed not to appeal to termites. Now I was ready to obtain approval from the landlord to apply it.
In less than an hour the landlord appeared in the driveway. Wow that was easy!
2) In the last week I decided I wanted a light weight robe. Having fun at used clothing stores. soon I stepped into the charity store near my office. The shop was running a half off sale– clothes down from $3 to $1.50 etc. I found an attractive robe, all cotton– I got it for $1– the day after I created the wish!
Listen to Holmes vision of our payoff for connecting:
“Just as the warm rays of the sun will melt the largest iceberg, so a persistent inner perception of the abiding Over-Presence (emphasis mine) will heal our fears whether the be conscious or subjective; will straighten out our repressions be they ever so deeply buried in the unconscious…. To live in conscious communion with Life even for a short time will convert our fears into faith, our doubts into certainty, our hurt and sense of failure into something triumphant.”
Why not play with this conscious connecting. See what happens. What fun if new insights pop in and more of what you desire flowsA to you!
Please comment with your experiences. I feel renewed writing this post!
 Ernest Holmse, The Art of Life, (New York: JeremyP. Tarcher/ Penguin Books, 1997) 93
Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind, (New York, Jeremy P Tarcher/ Penguin, 2007) 148
 Ernest Holmes, The Art of Life, (New York: JeremyP. Tarcher/ Penguin Books, 1997) 42. originally published by Ernest Holmes 1947