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”
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”
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”
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”
Many people are in ignorance of the fact that gifts and things are investments, and that hoarding and saving invariably lead to loss.
“There is that scattereth and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.”
I knew a man who wanted to buy a fur-lined overcoat. He and his wife went to various shops, but there was none he wanted. He said they were all too cheap-looking. At last, he was shown one, the salesman said was valued at a thousand dollars, but which the manager would sell him for five-hundred dollars, as it was late in the season. Continue reading “You have to Feel Rich to be Rich – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
Man cannot force the external to be what he is not. If he desires riches, he must be rich first in consciousness.
A woman came to me asking treatment for prosperity. She did not take much interest in her household affairs, and her home was in great disorder.
I said to her, “If you wish to be rich, you must be orderly. All men with great wealth are orderly—and order is heaven’s first law.” I added, “You will never become rich with a burnt match in the pincushion.” Continue reading “How to be Rich – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
One should never use an affirmation unless it is absolutely satisfying and convincing to his own consciousness, and often an affirmative is changed to suit different people.
The following has brought success to many:
“I have a wonderful work, in a wonderful way; I give wonderful service, for wonderful pay!”
I gave the first two lines to one of my students, and she added the last two. Continue reading “Wonderful Work, in a Wonderful Way – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for. For example: A man came to me asking me to speak the word that a certain debt would be wiped out.
I found he spent his time planning what he would say to the man when he did not pay his bill, thereby neutralizing my words. He should have seen himself paying the debt. Continue reading “Prepare for What You Want – Florence Scovel-Shinn”