We see an example of hoarding in the film production of “Greed.” The woman won five thousand dollars in a lottery, but would not spend it. She hoarded and saved, let her husband suffer and starve, and eventually she scrubbed floors for a living.
She loved the money itself and put it above everything, and one night she was murdered and the money taken from her.
This is an example of where “love of money is the root of all evil.” Money in itself, is good and beneficial, but used for destructive purposes, hoarded and saved, or considered more important than love, brings disease and disaster, and the loss of the money itself.
Follow the path of love, and all things are added, for God is love, and God is supply; follow the path of selfishness and greed, and the supply vanishes, or man is separated from it. (more…)
Scarcely anyone has the faintest conception of real love. Man is selfish, tyrannical or fearful in his affections, thereby losing the thing he loves. Jealousy is the worst enemy of love, for the imagination runs riot, seeing the loved one attracted to another, and invariably these fears objectify if they are not neutralized.
A woman came to me in deep distress. The man she loved had left her for other women, and said he never intended to marry her. She was torn with jealousy and resentment and said she hoped he would suffer as he had made her suffer; and added, “How could he leave me when I loved him so much?” (more…)
Every man on this planet is taking his initiation in love. “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another.” Ouspensky states, in “Tertium Organum,” that “love is a cosmic phenomenon,” and opens to man the fourth dimensional world, “The World of the Wondrous.” (more…)
A man came to me dejected, miserable and poor. His wife was interested in the “Science of Numbers,” and had had him read. It seems the report was not very favorable, for he said, “My wife says I’ll never amount to anything because I am a two.”
I replied, “I don’t care what your number is, you are a perfect idea in divine mind, and we will demand the success and prosperity which are already planned for you by that Infinite Intelligence.”
Within a few weeks, he had a very fine position, and a year or two later, he achieved a brilliant success as a writer.
“Choose ye this day whom we shall serve,” fear or faith.
Fear of a Certain Person
Perhaps one’s fear is of personality. Then do not avoid the people feared; be willing to meet them cheerfully, and they will either prove “golden links in the chain of one’s good,” or disappear harmoniously from one’s pathway.
Fear of Germs or Getting Sick
Perhaps one’s fear is of disease or germs. Then one should be fearless and undisturbed in a germ-laden situation, and he would be immune. (more…)
Suffering is not necessary for man’s development; it is the result of violation of spiritual law, but few people seem able to rouse themselves from their “soul sleep” without it. When people are happy, they usually become selfish, and automatically the law of Karma is set in action. Man often suffers loss through lack of appreciation.
No man is a success in business unless he loves his work. The picture the artist paints for love (of his art) is his greatest work. The pot-boiler is always something to live down.
No man can attract money if he despises it. Many people are kept in poverty by saying: “Money means nothing to me, and I have a contempt for people who have it.”
This is the reason so many artists are poor. Their contempt for money separates them from it.
I remember hearing one artist say of another, “He’s no good as an artist, he has money in the bank.”
This attitude of mind, of course, separates man from his supply; he must be in harmony with a thing in order to attract it. (more…)
There is no peace or happiness for man, until he has erased all fear from the subconscious.
Fear is misdirected energy and must be redirected, or transmuted into Faith.
Jesus Christ said, “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?” “All things are possible to him that believeth.”
I am asked, so often by my students, “How can I get rid of fear?”
I reply, “By walking up to the thing you are afraid of.”
“The lion takes its fierceness from your fear.”
Walk up to the lion, and he will disappear; run away and he runs after you.
The lion of lack disappeared when the individual spends money fearlessly, showing faith that God was his supply and therefore, unfailing. (more…)