“By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
A person knowing the power of the word, becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do “not return void.” Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.
I knew a man who said, “I always miss a car. It invariably pulls out just as I arrive.”
His daughter said: “I always catch a car. It’s sure to come just as I get there.” This occurred for years. Each had made a separate law for himself, one of failure, one of success.
Pretty simple action plan here: Watch your words.
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”
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”
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”
I know, in my own case, it took a long while to get out of a belief that a certain thing brought disappointment. If the thing happened, disappointment invariably followed. I found the only way I could make a change in the subconscious, was by asserting, “There are not two powers, there is only one power, God, therefore, there are no disappointments, and this thing means a happy surprise.” I noticed a change at once, and happy surprises commenced coming my way.
I have a friend who said nothing could induce her to walk under a ladder. I said, “If you are afraid, you are giving in to a belief in two powers, Good and Evil, instead of one. As God is absolute, there can be no opposing power, unless man makes the false of evil for himself. To show you believe in only One Power, God, and that there is no power or reality in evil, walk under the next ladder you see.” Continue reading “Face your Fear – 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”
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”