Month: November 2012


A Wake-up Call of Earth

This link is certainly worth 5 minutes of your time.

Posted by Barbara’s Blog at 11/11/2012 1:45 PM

My Prayer for My Country – Ernest Holmes

My Prayer for My Country
Ernest Holmes
Dr. Ernest HolmesBelieving in the Divine Destiny of the United States of America and in the preservation of liberty, security, and self-expression for all, I offer this, my prayer for my country:
I know that Divine Intelligence governs the destiny of the United States of America, directing the thought and the activity of all who guide its affairs.
I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are the gifts of freedom and the Divine heritage of everyone in this country; that they are now operating in the affairs of every individual in this country.
I know that Divine Guidance enlightens the collective mind of the people of this country, causing it to know that economic security may come to all without the loss of either personal freedom or individual self-expression. I know that no one can believe or be led to believe that personal freedom must be surrendered in order to insure economic security for all.
The All-knowing Mind contains the answer to every problem which confronts this country. I know that every leader in this country is now directed by this All-knowing Mind and has the knowledge of a complete solution to every problem. Each is impelled to act upon this knowledge to the end that abundance, security, and peace shall come to all.
And I know that this Spiritual Democracy shall endure, guaranteeing to everyone in this country personal liberty, happiness, and self-expression.
Originally published in Science of Mind magazine, July 1953.
Posted by Barbara’s Blog at 11/9/2012 3:27 PM

Random Thoughts after the Election

I can remember my Grandmother getting all involved in Watergate and calling the White House, Congress, and whoever else would listen, to express her viewpoint.  At that time I was a young adult and thought that it was possible that she had gone off the ‘deep end’.  I could not imagine why she would care so much.  Now, fast forward a few decades and I have found myself more involved.  I have listened more intently, watched all debates very carefully, and I have even done some of my own fact checking throughout this 2012 election process.

I don’t belong to a specific political party and have voted both directions in my life.  Sometimes my candidate wins…..and sometimes not.

When my candidate wins I do not give up my own listening, watching and fact checking…..and I don’t stop that practice when my candidate does not win either.  I think that the key word here may be facts.  In today’s time facts sometimes tend to get misconstrued ( the word used today is ‘spin’….which by my definition means “I am getting ready to create my own facts”) and sometimes the facts are right in front of us and we do not want to acknowledge them because to acknowledge those facts might challenge us to personally change our own thinking.

Well, no matter what party we lean toward we need to change our thinking to be open to both sides of any discussion.  We do not necessarily need to agree – yet we certainly do need to listen and really hear what is being said.   To open our minds and hearts is frightening…..and it is also growth.

It is evident that our country is changing and my experience is that change is always divine creation in motion – no matter how hard I resist.  Anger and denial only create more hardship for me and others around me.

This is my country and it is yours.  It does not matter if my candidate won or lost….what matters is the grace and support  from which I move forward.  Supporting what I think is right and, like my Grandmother, voicing my concern or opinion  to my Senators, Congressmen, and my President when I object to their line of thinking or actions.  One voice actually does make a difference….. I think my Grandmother knew that.

Posted by Barbara’s Blog at 11/9/2012 3:26 PM