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”
“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”
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”
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”
“Nothing ever happens without an on-looker” is an ancient saying.
Man sees first his failure or success, his joy or sorrow, before it swings into visibility from the scenes set in his own imagination. We have observed this in the mother picturing disease for her child, or a woman seeing success for her husband.
Jesus Christ said, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
So, we see freedom (from all unhappy conditions) comes through knowledge—a knowledge of Spiritual Law.
Obedience precedes authority, and the law obeys man when he obeys the law. The law of electricity must be obeyed before it becomes man’s servant. When handled ignorantly, it becomes man’s deadly foe. So with the laws of Mind! Continue reading “Controlling the Law of Karma – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
Man receives only that which he gives. The Game of Life is a game of boomerangs. Man’s thoughts, deeds and words, return to him sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
This is the law of Karma, which is Sanskrit for “Comeback.” “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
A friend told me this story of herself, illustrating the law. She said, “I make all my Karma on my aunt, whatever I say to her, someone says to me. I am often irritable at home, and one day, said to my aunt, who was talking to me during dinner. ‘No more talk, I wish to eat in peace.'” Continue reading “The Law of Karma Florence Scovel-Shinn”