There has been much inner action regarding our home since we received the news that the one we are living in is going up for sale. How does one demonstrate a home? Ernest Holmes, mystic, author and Founder of the Science of Mind and Spirit, writes this: “If we have the mental equivalent of a commodious home, roomy, light, cheery and an income in keeping with it, if we are able to build in mind the kind of home we wish, and there is nothing in the subjective thought which denies this, then we are able to decide and demonstrate the kind of home we desire.”
There is a consciousness on the Island of Kaua`i that homes are scarce, expensive, and that it is almost impossible to find a home. This consciousness shows up in the objective world, and I can feel that this consciousness is true for many. I, myself, know that it is impossible that we cannot have what we desire if we follow the instructions above. The journey is being honest about what is in our own mental field, what our own mental equivalent is, and whether or not we are holding on to anything that denies us that which we want. I have been taking that journey deeply lately.
Can we have anything we want? Yes and no. We can have anything we want as long as it is congruent with Law and the Good of the whole. We cannot rightfully take that which belongs to someone else, nor can we demand that someone gives something to us. If something is ours, nothing can take it away from us. We receive our mental equivalent. I accept this in regards to my own home.
In demonstrating a home, I must stay conscious of my thoughts. I must lay out the mental equivalent of my desire and then stay open to how it shows up. I remember when we walked into this present home. The moment we walked in the door, we knew it was ours. The money was tight, but we didn’t care. We knew it would show up and support our home. We had the mental equivalent. We did exactly what Ernest Holmes said in the quote above. The home became ours and we have lived here for over four and a half years.
Now, something new is brewing. I feel it. I don’t know why we have to leave this home that we feel is ours, but I do know that I am always at home and I always have the perfect home for my life. I trust and have faith and move my feet.
Where we put our attention, energy moves. My attention has been on growing a Center and my home has been secondary to that. However, I know they both move together now. I know that my home is my companion on this journey. It is my sanctuary, my peaceful abode, as I do my work in the world. It is the place I come home to at night and share time with myself and my beautiful husband. It is the place that is open to receiving guests and sharing life with them. It is safe, secure, and loving. It is an easy and graceful journey. It is this home or something even greater.
I am grateful for my life and this home adventure we are on. I am so grateful for all the people who have given both consciousness and physical support to us. It means more than you know and increases my faith. I already know this journey has a successful conclusion, whether we stay here in this home or the next one appears.
There is only perfect time in Spirit and that perfect time is individual to all of us. Knowing what we think means everything, because thoughts are things. There is no denying this. Thoughts come from our beliefs. Examining our beliefs and knowing we can change them through practice, will shift our lives.
For all my friends seeking homes right now, I invite you to know that your home is right here. Life doesn’t let us down when we open our hearts to receive its Good.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andrilelo-Feren, Co-Founding Director CSL Kaua`i and the Institute of Magnificence and Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment,” both available on Amazon.