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. Continue reading “Love of Money is the Root of all Evil – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
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?” Continue reading “You Must Give Perfect Love to Get Perfect Love – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
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.” Continue reading “Love – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
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. Continue reading “How to Deal with the Things You Fear – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
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.
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. Continue reading “To find Peace Erase all Fear from your Subconscious – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
Making-Believe to Impress the Subconscious
Continually “making-believe,” impresses the subconscious. If one makes believe he is rich, and makes believe he is successful, in “due time he will reap.”
Children are always “making believe,” and “except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
I know of a woman who was very poor, but no one could make her feel poor. She earned a small amount of money from rich friends, who constantly reminded her of her poverty, Continue reading “Florence Scovel-Shinn on Making-Believe to Impress the Subconscious”