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.
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.
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”
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”
One of my students was shopping with her little nephew. The child clamored for a toy, which she told him she could not afford to buy.
She realized suddenly that she was seeking lack, and not recognizing God as her supply!
So she bought the toy, and on her way home, picked up, in the street, the exact amount of money she had paid for it. Continue reading “God is your Supply so Spend Fearlessly – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
I will give another example of sowing and reaping, which came in the most curious way.
A woman came to me saying, she had received a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, given to her at the bank. She was much disturbed, for, she said, “The people at the bank will never acknowledge their mistake.”
I replied, “Let us analyze the situation and find out why you attracted it.”
She thought a few moments and exclaimed: “I know it, I sent a friend a lot of stage money, just for a joke.” So the law had sent her some stage money, for it doesn’t know anything about jokes.
Continue reading “How to Neutralize the Law of Karma – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
“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.
“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”
One 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”