Give Thanks for Small Things for it is a Sign of Larger Things to Come – Florence Scovel-Shinn
The student must remember also, not to despise the “day of small things.”
Invariably, before a demonstration, come “signs of land.”
Before Columbus reached America, he saw birds and twigs which showed him land was near. So it is with a demonstration; but often the student mistakes it for the demonstration itself, and is disappointed. Continue reading “Give Thanks for Small Things”
In order to impress the subconscious, active faith is always essential.
“Faith without works is dead.” I endeavor to bring out this point.
Jesus Christ showed active faith when “He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground,” before he gave thanks for the loaves and the fishes.
I will give another example showing how necessary this step is. In fact, active faith is the bridge, over which man passes to his Promised Land.
Through misunderstanding, a woman had been separated from her husband, whom she loved deeply. He refused all offers of reconciliation and would not communicate with her in any way. Continue reading “Active Faith is Essential to Impress the Subconscious”
The subconscious is often impressed through music. Music has a fourth dimensional quality and releases the soul from imprisonment. It makes wonderful things seem possible, and easy of accomplishment!
I have a friend who uses her victrola, daily, for this purpose. It puts her in perfect harmony and releases the imagination.
Another woman often dances while making her affirmations. The rhythm and harmony of music and motion carry her words forth with tremendous power.
One of my students once asked me to explain the “darkness before the dawn.” I refer to the fact that often, before the big demonstration “everything seems to go wrong,” and deep depression clouds the consciousness. It means that out of the subconscious are rising the doubts and fears of the ages. These old derelicts of the subconscious rise to the surface, to be put out.
It is then, that man should clap his cymbals, like Jehoshaphat, and give thanks that he is saved, even though he seems surrounded by the enemy (the situation of lack or disease). The student continued, “How long must one remain in the dark” and I replied, “until one can see in the dark,” and “casting the burden enables one to see in the dark.”
I have noticed, in “casting the burden,” after a little while, one seems to see clearly. It is impossible to have clear vision, while in the throes of carnal mind. Doubts and fear poison the mind and body and imagination runs riot, attracting disaster and disease.
In steadily repeating the affirmation, “I cast this burden on the Christ within, and go free,” the vision clears, and with it a feeling of relief, and sooner or later comes the manifestation of good, be it health, happiness or supply.
One of my students had been given a new piano, and there was no room in her studio for it until she had moved out the old one. She was in a state of perplexity. She wanted to keep the old piano, but knew of no place to send it. She became desperate, as the new piano was to be sent immediately; in fact, was on its way, with no place to put it. She said it came to her to repeat, “I cast this burden on the Christ within, and I go free.”
A few moments later, her ’phone rang, and a woman friend asked if she might rent her old piano, and it was moved out, a few minutes before the new one arrived. Continue reading “Cast your Burdens on the Christ Within”
Impressing the Subconscious – When man knows his own powers and the workings of his mind, his great desire is to find an easy and quick way to impress the subconscious with good, for simply an intellectual knowledge of the Truth will not bring results.
In my own case, I found the easiest way is in “casting the burden.”
A metaphysician once explained it in this manner. He said, “The only thing which gives anything weight in nature, is the law of gravitation, and if a boulder could be taken high above the planet, there would be no weight in that boulder; and that is what Jesus Christ meant when he said: “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Continue reading “Casting the Burden – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
Jesus Christ brought the good news (the gospel) that there was a higher law than the law of Karma—and that that law transcends the law of Karma. It is the law of grace, or forgiveness. It is the law which frees man from the law of cause and effect—the law of consequence. “Under grace, and not under law.”
We are told that on this plane, man reaps where he has not sown; the gifts of God are simply poured out upon him. “All that the Kingdom affords is his.” This continued state of bliss awaits the man who has overcome the race (or world) thought. Continue reading “The Law of Grace Transcends the Law of Karma”