Be Spiritually Alert – Florence Scovel-Shinn

Be Spiritually Alert - Daily Vigilance“Look well, therefore, to this Day! Such is the salutation of the Dawn.”

He must be spiritually alert, ever awaiting his leads, taking advantage of every opportunity.

One day, I said continually (silently), “Infinite Spirit, don’t let me miss a trick,” and something very important was told to me that evening. It is most necessary to begin the day with right words.

Make an affirmation immediately upon waking.

For example:

“Thy will be done this day! Today is a day of completion; I give thanks for this perfect day, miracle shall follow miracle and wonders shall never cease.” Continue reading “Be Spiritually Alert – Florence Scovel-Shinn”

Living in the Present – Florence Scovel-Shinn

Living in the Present - Daily VigilanceJesus Christ said, “Behold, now is the accepted time.” “Now is the day of Salvation.”

Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.

The robbers of time are the past and the future. Man should bless the past, and forget it, if it keeps him in bondage, and bless the future, knowing it has in store for him endless joys, but live fully in the now.

A woman came to me, complaining that she had no money with which to buy Christmas gifts. She said, “Last year was so different; I had plenty of money and gave lovely presents, and this year I have scarcely a cent.” Continue reading “Living in the Present – Florence Scovel-Shinn”

Florence Scovel-Shinn on Anxiety, Fear and Belief in Interference

Daily Vigilance Anxiety and FearOne day I was impatiently awaiting an important telephone call. I resisted every call that came in and made no out-going calls myself, reasoning that it might interfere with the one I was awaiting.

Instead of saying, “Divine ideas never conflict, the call will come at the right time,” leaving it to Infinite Intelligence to arrange, I commenced to manage things myself—I made the battle mine, not God’s and remained tense and anxious. The bell did not ring for about an hour, and I glanced at the ’phone and found the receiver had been off that length of time, and the ’phone was disconnected. Continue reading “Florence Scovel-Shinn on Anxiety, Fear and Belief in Interference”

Bless your Enemy – Florence Scovel-Shinn

“Bless your enemy, and you rob him of his ammunition.” His arrows will be transmuted into blessings.

This law is true of nations as well as individuals. Bless a nation, send love and good-will to every inhabitant, and it is robbed of its power to harm.

Man can only get the right idea of nonresistance, through spiritual understanding. My students have often said: “I don’t want to be a door-mat.” I reply “when you use nonresistance with wisdom, no one will ever be able to walk over you.”

The Law of Nonresistance – Florence Scovel-Shinn

Daily Vigilance


“Resist not evil. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely nonresistant person.

The Chinese say that water is the most powerful element, because it is perfectly nonresistant. It can wear away a rock, and sweep all before it.

Jesus Christ said, “Resist not evil,” for He knew in reality, there is no evil, therefore nothing to resist. Evil has come of man’s “vain imagination,” or a belief in two powers, good and evil. Continue reading “The Law of Nonresistance – Florence Scovel-Shinn”

As within, so without – Florence Scovel-Shinn

Any inharmony on the external, indicates there is mental inharmony. “As the within, so the without.”

Man’s only enemies are within himself. “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” Personality is one of the last enemies to be overcome, as this planet is taking its initiation in love. It was Christ’s message—”Peace on Earth, good will towards man.” The enlightened man, therefore, endeavors to perfect himself upon his neighbor. His work is with himself, to send out goodwill and blessings to every man, and the marvelous thing is, that if one blesses a man he has no power to harm him.

A man came to me asking to “treat” for success in business. Continue reading “As within, so without – Florence Scovel-Shinn”

How to Manifest your Goals – Florence Scovel-Shinn

Man must ever hold the vision of his journey’s end and demand the manifestation of that which he has already received. It maybe his perfect health, love, supply, self-expression, home or friends.

They are all finished and perfect ideas registered in Divine Mind (man’s own superconscious mind) and must come through him, not to him.

A man came to me asking for treatments for success. It was imperative that he raise, within a certain time, fifty-thousand dollars for his business. The time limit was almost up, when he came to me in despair. No one wanted to invest in his enterprise, and the bank had flatly refused a loan.

“I suppose you lost your temper while at the bank, therefore your power. You can control any situation if you first control yourself.” “Go back to the bank,” I added, “and I will treat.” I replied. Continue reading “How to Manifest your Goals – Florence Scovel-Shinn”