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Prayer for World Peace by: Ernest Holmes

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A Prayer for World Peace

by: Ernest Holmes

I 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 humankind, 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 are experienced by all.

I know there will 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 Divine Mind has created us all, we are bound together in one infinite and perfect unity.

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 each person the Divine Pattern of perfect peace is already implanted.

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

Amen. And so it is.

Holly’s New Radio Show! Open Conversations

I’m excited to announce that I have signed a contract with KKNW 1150 for my own radio show called Open Conversations, to air Sunday nights from 7 to 8 pm Pacific time. This show is a magnificent opportunity to apply my ministry of encouraging people to recognize and operate from their spirituality in everyday life, particularly in the pursuit of living life with purpose. Regardless of religious affiliation or absence thereof, we are all connected spiritual beings navigating our way through a spiritual world. Open Conversations will feature wide-ranging discussions with various guests from different faiths and walks of life, centered on living life with purpose and spiritual awareness.

Even though the radio show is free to listeners, air time is expensive. KKNW has given me an excellent deal offering me air time, studio use, and producer fees at half the cost of other radio spots. I would like to raise enough to fund my first year in radio. This will provide time to hone the show’s format, attract sponsors and strengthen my personal practice as a day minister. I have signed a no-frills contract that will include archiving the shows for future listening, as many of my listeners live outside of KKNW broadcast area. The minimum cost for a year on the air is $7000.

I am very grateful knowing that this program will touch the lives of many people, helping them see the divinity and unlimited possibility of their own being.  If you feel called to help contribute to the cost of my radio program which is free to listeners, your help would be most appreciated. If you know others who would like to support this type of work, please share.

There is no big or small in God. It all helps.

Blessings,
Holly Holmquist, Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor

To contribute click here:

https://www.gofundme.com/hollyholmquist

My Purpose in life…

“My purpose in life is to express God. God’s purpose in life is to live fully, joyously, creatively and lovingly. I fulfill God’s purpose when I live that way, for I am a vehicle of God’s life. I am the means by which God lives. Accordingly I am endowed with everything necessary to live God’s life: all knowledge, all wisdom, all intelligence.”

“Knowing this, I now approach each day with excitement and great expectations. Each day is a new opportunity for me to express God, and I have within me an inexhaustible reservoir of resources to do a magnificent job living God’s Life.”

By Rev William Curtiss – Science of Mind Magazine, December 1992

Money and Beliefs

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I have been a minister and holistic practitioner since 2005. Along with my ministerial practice, I have been in and out of the financial industry since 1993. This background makes for a unique combination.  In my ministry I support and guide clients in full self- expression, helping them to live a thriving life bringing their joys and talents to the world.  A major part of personal thriving is how people view money and finance. From years of working in the banking industry I have learned that, like those of any other subject, people freely advertise their beliefs around money.  It is no wonder they find finances such a challenge. As I listen to people share their perspectives, I hear certain themes repeated every day. Do any of these sound familiar? “Easy come easy go.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “It all spends the same…quickly.”

As we focus on raising consciousness as a means to build a better world for ourselves and future generations, there is a call to action for everyone to become more mindful of our thoughts as well as our words. Sometimes people respond to these phrases with empathy, as a means to comfort someone who is feeling distraught about their financial lot in life. “It is rough out there. We are all just a paycheck away.” This is not true, and when I have had moments of being “just a paycheck away,” as they say, I have reminded myself that not everyone is “ just a paycheck away.” I don’t have to accept that position in my life. When we advertise these beliefs, we are telling the Universe, “This is what I will accept.” The Universe, being impersonal, just says “Okay,” and that ends up being what you get.

Now is the time to be mindful of our words, and consciously create a different story. If you want all your money to “spend quickly” keep saying it – because it will be more than happy to oblige. If you keep affirming that money is hard to come by and that your finances are a stress, they will be, for the Universe merely acts upon our words. However if you would like a different experience when it comes to money and finance, I challenge you to first catch yourself in the limiting thoughts and then ask yourself what would you like to experience instead? For me, I love it when money comes easily and is always more than enough to have fun and cover any outgoing expenses. I like to remind myself that there is plenty of money to go around.  This shift in perspective will help to create a shift in consciousness, which will help to create a shift in the world.

Take your life back, one thought at a time.

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Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and Speaker. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Feel free to contact Holly: holmquistholly@gmail.com website: holmquistholly.com

 

 

It Takes Two to Tango (Partnering for Self-Expression)

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A couple weeks ago I watched The James Howard Band play at a local club. Toward the end of the night, a couple arrived and began to dance an incredible tango. I was mesmerized by their synchronicity; every move appeared to be seamless, effortless and completely in unison. The woman was incredibly elegant, leaning into her partner and allowing him to guide her every step. She looked radiant as her partner placed the beauty of her motion out on display like a fine painting in a gallery.

I was sitting with a friend who happened to have a dancing background.  At one point I remarked on how amazed I was that she knew every step her partner wanted her to take. My companion replied, “That is when you know someone is a good lead. The communication is clear yet subtle to the point of being unnoticeable to the untrained eye.” I could feel the synchronicity between them as though they shared the same pulse. It was incredibly delicate and extremely powerful. I sat in awe of their grace and beauty, as it was extraordinary to watch. The dancers’ caliber was so high, and their dancing so refined, they moved as one being, out on the floor.

Later, while sitting in prayer, I became aware that this incredible tango is very much like my partnership with God.  I have chosen to dance and I have partnered with the best lead in town.  This dance is incredible and amazing, yes; but at times I feel completely fragile and raw as I break old habits and struggle to learn new steps. My fear, vulnerability, faith, trust and tenacity have all stepped out on the floor willing to be exposed, willing to be broken down and recreated again and again in the process of divine self-expression. Some days are definitely more elegant than others; however, with each day my dance of purpose becomes more powerful. I find as I dedicate myself to practice, the subtle communication becomes clear and the steps more graceful and effortless.

This is a partnership, a co-creation, for I have chosen the dance and the music. I asked my lead to step out onto the floor with me, as my partner, guide and teacher. God cannot do this dance alone; I matter. If I refuse to get on the floor, nothing will happen. I will have no one to lean into and God will have no radiant beauty to display. I have no doubt I have stepped on God’s toes more than once, as certain moves challenge me to coordinate my mind with my heart. At times I struggle to let go of how I look, and who I think I should be. Then I experience a new freedom as I open myself to learning the steps and experiencing the nuances of our divine pairing. I am committed to practicing and refining that which I have learned, for further evolution and expansion takes place as I dedicate myself to continually unfolding.

Whether you want to dance the cha-cha, rumba, salsa or tango, what matters is that you dance! The Universe awaits your two-step as a means to bring joyous light and life to the world.

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Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and Speaker. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Feel free to contact Holly: holmquistholly@gmail.com website: holmquistholly.com

 

Emerge

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Sometimes in life we come up against blocks, sticking points if you will. These are the moments when I long for understanding, as I begin to doubt myself and question everything. “Is this what I am supposed to be doing?” “Am I on the right track?” “Have I missed something?” (We all have our own list of questions.)

Recently in prayer when I was asking for clarity and understanding, what came to me was, “Fuck understanding, just emerge!” In other words, get out of your head and participate, express! There is a time to understand and it comes with reflection. You must act in order to reflect. You must create in order to improve upon your creation. You can’t always know what will be next or how to do it.

This is not to say that everything needs to be a blind jump; but if you wait for all the details to be clear you will wait forever. Details become clear as you move forward intuitively. Intuition is what directs your action and leads you to a point of reflection.

I recently told a friend I wanted to clearly see the yellow brick road before I began to travel upon it. He replied, “That is not faith.” Faith is knowing the road will be laid beneath each step I make, brick by brick. Intuition is God’s way of communicating the direction in which I walk; hence co-creation.

Consider this; if we are all here to create and self-express, to emerge, maybe the sticking points are not about being on the “wrong” track at all… maybe we are just being asked to kick it up a notch. Rather than retreating, giving up or switching tracks, life may be asking us to take our self-expression to the next level. When something is our heart’s desire, we are always being asked to up-level, to evolve.

If something brings you joy, refuse to be daunted.  Who wants the consolation prize for happiness?

 

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Holly Holmquist is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and Speaker. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Feel free to contact Holly: holmquistholly@gmail.com website: holmquistholly.com