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”
“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”
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”
“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.”
“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”
Nothing stands between man and his highest ideals and every desire of his heart, but doubt and fear. When man can “wish without worrying,” every desire will be instantly fulfilled.
Fear must be erased from the consciousness. It is man’s only enemy—fear of lack, fear of failure, fear of sickness, fear of loss and a feeling of insecurity on some plane. Jesus Christ said: “Why are ye fearful, oh ye of little faith?” (Mat. 8:26.)
We must substitute faith for fear, for fear is only inverted faith; it is faith in evil instead of good. Continue reading “Florence Scovel-Shinn on Dealing with Fear”
Impressing the Subconscious Mind
It is man’s faithful servant but one must be careful to give it the right orders. Man has ever a silent listener at his side—his subconscious mind.
Every thought, every word is impressed upon it and carried out in amazing detail. It is like a singer making a record on the sensitive disc of the phonographic plate. Every note and tone of the singer’s voice is registered. If he coughs or hesitates, it is registered also. So let us break all the old bad records in the subconscious mind, the records of our lives which we do not wish to keep, and make new and beautiful ones. Continue reading “Impressing the Subconscious Mind – Florence Scovel-Shinn”