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”
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”
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”
“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”
Getting into the spiritual swing of things is no easy matter for the average person. The adverse thoughts of doubt and fear surge from the subconscious. They are the “army of the aliens” which must be put to flight. This explains why it is so often, “darkest before the dawn.”
A big demonstration is usually preceded by tormenting thoughts.
Having made a statement of high spiritual truth one challenges the old beliefs in the subconscious, and “error is exposed” to be put out.
This is the time when one must make his affirmations of truth repeatedly, and rejoice and give thanks that he has already received. “Before ye call I shall answer.” This means that “every good and perfect gift” is already man’s awaiting his recognition.
Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving. Continue reading “Doubt and Fear – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
Jesus Christ knew the truth of this when he said: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” One gets too close to his own affairs and becomes doubtful and fearful. Continue reading “No Man Can Fail, if One Person Sees Him Successful – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
Man must prepare for the thing he has asked for, when there isn’t the slightest sign of it in sight.
A woman found it necessary to look for an apartment during the year when there was a great shortage of apartments in New York. It was considered almost an impossibility, and her friends were sorry for her and said, “Isn’t it too bad, you’ll have to store your furniture and live in a hotel.” She replied, “You needn’t feel sorry for me, I’m a superman, and I’ll get an apartment.”
She spoke the words: “Infinite Spirit, open the way for the right apartment.” She knew there was a supply for every demand, and that she was “unconditioned,” working on the spiritual plane, and that “one with God is a majority.” Continue reading “Active Faith – Florence Scovel-Shinn”
The horse-shoe or rabbit’s foot contains no power, but man’s spoken word and belief that it will bring him good luck creates expectancy in the subconscious mind, and attracts a “lucky situation.” I find however, this will not “work” when man has advanced spiritually and knows a higher law. One cannot turn back, and must put away “graven images.”
For example: Two men in my class had had great success in business for several months, when suddenly everything “went to smash.” Continue reading “Psychology of Superstition – Florence Scovel-Shinn”