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Harmony Begins With You!

harmonybeginswithyouHarmony Begins With You!

Have you ever felt out of sorts?  It feels like nothing seems to be going right in your life?  All of your endeavors appear fruitless?  Your relationships are skewed, finances in disarray?  Health problems plague you?  Even the weather and your plans aren’t cooperating?  Well, there may be an easy explanation for the confusion you are enduring.

Harmony begins with you.

It’s a simple solution, but some may balk at the notion that the chaos you are experiencing is manifested by the inharmonious thoughts in your own mind.  Perhaps, I can show you what I mean.

Let’s experiment.  Today, let’s look carefully at our thoughts, actions and words.  Try for 15 minutes to notice what you are thinking, writing, believing, saying and doing.  What negativity do you observe?  You may find your mind is bombarding you with worry, fear, regret, anger and resentment.  These feelings manifest themselves in your daily life, wreaking havoc in every plan and experience.  It’s a vicious cycle that only you can change.  And the best news is, You Can!

Back in 2012, I wrote about a favorite book that I reread when I need a gentle reminder to clear myself and realign my thinking.  Here is the post.  At the time, I even did a series of posts on Florence Scovel Shinn’s books, taking tidbits which I felt highlighted the essence of what she was writing and sharing what I felt pertained to most of us at that time in my life.

Recently I picked up the book again to re-ignite the harmony which I felt was missing.  Many of her affirmations jumped out at me, but one in particular resonates and I think it might be helpful to you.

I am poised, harmonious and magnetic.

So my prescription to you, should find yourself in the above situations is this:

Rx ~ Read, write, speak aloud the affirmation above today 10x.

Be grateful for your poise, harmony and magnetism.

Simply take a moment out of your day at small intervals and repeat the Rx.

Do this for a few days and see how your mind/life responds.

Be aware when you are thinking negatively.  Stay conscious as you go about your day.  Think twice before spewing anger and instead, simply repeat the affirmation.  It may feel funny at first, but feel free to try.  You may just notice that harmony begins to enrich your life; pathways open, you feel better, opportunities arise and you are enveloped in a peaceful embrace by the Universe.

Let me know what you think!  Have you ever heard of Florence Scovel Shinn?

Share below when you feel a shift in your thinking.

Shine On!

xo

Denials and Affirmations 10

Well, this is it…the end of Florence…check out these affirmations…if there’s one or two which resonate with you, make sure you use them!  I hope you enjoyed this series…

DENIALS AND AFFIRMATIONS

(For Prosperity)

God is my unfailing supply, and large sums of money come to me quickly,

under grace, in perfect ways.

(For Right Conditions)

Every plan my Father in heaven has not planned, shall be dissolved and dissipated,

and the Divine Idea now comes to pass.

(For Right Conditions)

Only that which is true of God is true of me, for I and the Father are ONE.

(For Faith)

As I am one with God, I am one with my good, for God is both the Giver and the Gift.

I cannot separate the Giver from the gift.

(For Right Conditions)

Divine Love now dissolves and dissipates every wrong condition in my mind, body and affairs.

Divine Love is the most powerful chemical in the universe, and dissolves everything which is not of itself!

(For Health)

Divine Love floods my consciousness with health, and every cell in my body is filled with light.

(For the Eyesight)

My eyes are God’s eyes, I see with the eyes of spirit. I see clearly the open way;

there are no obstacles on my pathway. I see clearly the perfect plan.

(For Guidance)

I am divinely sensitive to my intuitive leads, and give instant obedience to Thy will.

(For the Hearing)

My ears are God’s ears, I hear with the ears of spirit. I am nonresistant and am willing to be led.

I hear glad tidings of great joy.

(For Right Work)

I have a perfect work
In a perfect way;
I give a perfect service
For perfect pay.

(For Freedom from all Bondage)

I cast this burden on the Christ within, and I go free!

An easy way to remember them all is to get the…

The Game of Life and How To Play It Affirmation and Inspiration Cards (click on the book)

xo

The End!

Perfect Self-Expression or The Divine Design 9

Perfect Self-Expression or The Divine Design 

I do use some of what Florence advises…I like some of her affirmations and I do find that they help to motivate me and to get my head in gear.  The one I like the most is found in this chapter…

“Infinite Spirit, open the way for my right home, my right friend, my right position.

I give thanks it now manifests under grace in a perfect way.”

Excerpts from Chapter 9

There is a place which he is to fill and no one else can fill, something which he is to do, which no one else can do; it is his destiny!   This achievement is held, a perfect idea in Divine Mind, awaiting man’s recognition. As the imaging faculty is the creative faculty, it is necessary for man to see the idea, before it can manifest.  So man’s highest demand is for the Divine Design of his life.  He may not have the faintest conception of what it is, for there is, possibly, some marvelous talent, hidden deep within him.

Give Divine Design the opportunity to work for you!

Try it NOW!

xo

Click on the image above for the CD version!

Intuition and Guidance 8

Intuition and Guidance

I will allow Florence to explain her views on Intuition and Guidance…but I’d love to know what you’re thinking…

Excerpts from Chapter 8

I have often been asked just how to make a demonstration.   I reply: “Speak the word and then do not do anything until you get a definite lead.” Demand the lead, saying, “Infinite Spirit, reveal to me the way, let me know if there is anything for me to do.”

The answer will come through intuition (or hunch); a chance remark from someone, or a passage in a book, etc. The answers are sometimes quite startling in their exactness. For example: A woman desired a large sum of money. She spoke the words: “Infinite Spirit, open the way for my immediate supply, let all that is mine by divine right now reach me, in great avalanches of abundance.” Then she added: “Give me a definite lead, let me know if there is anything for me to do.”

The thought came quickly, “Give a certain friend” (who had helped her spiritually) “a hundred dollars.” She told her friend, who said, “Wait and get another lead, before giving it.” So she waited, and that day met a woman who said to her, “I gave someone a dollar today; it was just as much for me, as it would be for you to give someone a hundred.”  This was indeed an unmistakable lead, so she knew she was right in giving the hundred dollars. It was a gift which proved a great investment, for shortly after that, a large sum of money came to her in a remarkable way.

Giving opens the way for receiving. In order to create activity in finances, one should give. Tithing or giving one-tenth of one’s income, is an old Jewish custom, and is sure to bring increase. Many of the richest men in this country have been tithers, and I have never known it to fail as an investment.

The tenth-part goes forth and returns blessed and multiplied. But the gift or tithe must be given with love and cheerfulness, for “God loveth a cheerful giver.” Bills should be paid cheerfully; all money should be sent forth fearlessly and with a blessing.

Here’s another Florence reference post:  listening-in-2

Are you listening to your gut? Your Intuition? Your inner guidance?

Listen up!

xo

Love and Money 7

Love

There’s so much to LOVE that I don’t know where to start…so I’m just giving you a little bit of Florence’s chapter on Love…

Excerpt from Chapter 7

Real love is selfless and free from fear. It pours itself out upon the object of its affection, without demanding any return. Its joy is in the joy of giving. Love is God in manifestation, and the strongest magnetic force in the universe. Pure, unselfish love draws to itself its own; it does not need to seek or demand. Scarcely anyone has the faintest conception of real love…”You can never receive what you have never given. Give a perfect love and you will receive a perfect love.

Then I told her of a brotherhood in India, who never said, “Good Morning” to each other. They used these words: “I salute the Divinity in you.” They saluted the divinity in every man, and in the wild animals in the jungle, and they were never harmed, for they saw only God in every living thing.

No man can attract money if he despises it. Many people are kept in poverty by saying: “Money means nothing to me, and I have a contempt for people who have it.”  Money is God in manifestation, as freedom from want and limitation, but it must be always kept in circulation and put to right uses. Hoarding and saving react with grim vengeance.  This does not mean that man should not have houses and lots, stocks and bonds, for “the barns of the righteous man shall be full.” It means man should not hoard even the principal, if an occasion arises, when money is necessary.  In letting it go out fearlessly and cheerfully he opens the way for more to come in, for God is man’s unfailing and inexhaustible supply.  This is the spiritual attitude towards money and the great Bank of the Universal never fails!

People are sometimes filled with remorse for having done someone an unkindness, perhaps years ago.  If the wrong cannot be righted, its effect can be neutralized by doing some one a kindness in the present.

So what do you think of this chapter on Love and Money?

Do you agree?  Want to read more?

xo

Replace Fear with Faith ~ 6

Casting the Burden

Casting the burden you say…has she gone wacky this Saturday morning?  What in the world does that mean?  Is this a fishing post?  We’ve never had one of those!  No, my dear friends, it’s not a fishing post, but a cleaning out the mind post and casting the burden of fear out of your head post!  Tossing the old, gunky fears out of you and letting in the light of knowledge.  How’s that?  Just a new way of thinking…a way in which you can walk up to that fearsome lion of ____ (insert whatever you fear) and find he’s only a friendly Airedale (dog) waiting for you to pet him! (from Florence’s chapter 6 reworded by yours truly).

Simply put, replace fear with faith!

Excerpt from Chapter 6

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.”

In steadily repeating the affirmation, “I cast this burden on the Christ within, and go free,” the vision clears, and with it a feeling of relief, and sooner or later comes the manifestation of good, be it health, happiness or supply.

One of my students once asked me to explain the “darkness before the dawn.” I referred in a preceding chapter to the fact that often, before the big demonstration “everything seems to go wrong,” and deep depression clouds the consciousness. It means that out of the subconscious are rising the doubts and fears of the ages. These old derelicts of the subconscious rise to the surface, to be put out.

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.

One of my favorite affirmations is:

“I cast this burden on the Christ within, and go free!”

Try it out yourself!

xo

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See a reference to Fear and Florence at:  am-i-only-dreaming-2

The Law of Karma and the Law of Forgiveness 5

Boomerang anyone?

What goes around comes around…sound familiar?  What about Let Go, Let God?  Perhaps you know the Serenity Prayer?  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Well then, you’re a bit familiar with the Laws of Karma and Forgiveness!  So let’s keep going with Florence’s chapter 5!

The Law of Karma and the Law of Forgiveness

Excerpt from Chapter 5

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.”

The divine pattern is the only safe pattern to work by. Desire is a tremendous force, and must be directed in the right channels, or chaos ensues. In demonstrating, the most important step is the first step, to “ask aright.”  Man should always demand only that which is his by divine right…and the curious thing is, man always gets just what he desires when he does relinquish personal will, thereby enabling Infinite Intelligence to work through him.

“Let go, and take your mental hands off; put it in God’s Hands, and use this statement:”

I put this situation in the hands of Infinite Love and Wisdom;

if this ___ is the Divine plan, I bless it and not longer resist,

but if it is not divinely planned, I give thanks that it is now dissolved and dissipated.”

Happy Friday to All of YOU!

xo

The Law of Nonresistance 4

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.

Hence a card of The Grand Canyon…

Check out the beauty of the Grand Canyon!  Here’s a great example of the Law of Nonresistance!  Have you visited it?  Well, it’s on MY bucket list! 🙂

Have you ever just decided to stop trying, stop controlling a situation and just let go…and miraculously, it all comes together for you?  Has that ever happened to you?  You know the saying, Go with the Flow?  Well, that’s the Law of Nonresistance…have you heard of it?  Do you know anything about it?  Do you practice it?  I’d love to hear from you about what you are thinking of Florence’s ideas and her book!  I know it’s a bit old-fashioned, but it’s tried and true.

Excerpts from our friend Florence’s Chapter 4 The Law of Nonresistance

“Resist not evil. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”  Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely nonresistant person.  “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.”

One’s ships come in over a calm sea. 

So long as man resists a situation, he will have it with him. If he runs away from it, it will run after him.

Make an affirmation immediately upon waking.  For example:  “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.” Make this a habit, and one will see wonders and miracles come into his life.

One morning I picked up a book and read, “Look with wonder at that which is before you!” It seemed to be my message for the day, so I repeated again and again, “Look with wonder at that which is before you.” ~ from Florence!

My advice is to pick an affirmation which speaks to you and use it today…

Below is mine…Feel free to share it!

“I have a wonderful work, in a wonderful way, I give wonderful service, for wonderful pay!”

Let me know what happens tomorrow! 🙂
xo

The Power of the Word 3

I am so very unbelievably lucky, blessed, grateful, excited, proud…

to have someone as loving, selfless, funny, driven, amazing as you.

Happy Anniversary. 

(This card goes out to all of you ~ although it’s NOT OUR Anniversary, this is how I feel about my readers!)

Your words are your affirmations and your thoughts are the keys to your success.   What are you saying?  What are you thinking?  Do you even realize all that goes on in your day?  Words uttered, muttered and thought are very powerful!  Change your words and watch your world change!

I will tell you that during my journey through breast cancer, I used affirmations among other things to help my body/mind fight BC (breast cancer).  One of my affirmations which I still use, especially now while I’m enduring some surgeries and bumps in the road of life is below.  If it resounds with you, then please feel free to use it!

“Divine Love floods my consciousness with health and every cell in my body is filled with light.” 

I say this whenever I think of it…I’ll admit, when I’m very good, I can say it 100 times, and when I”m not, it’s only a few times a day.  But I figure that it gives God/Universe/Spirit/Me/Higher Self/Soul a chance to help me heal.  And I’m still here, so I figure it must be working! 🙂

Now let’s get on with Florence’s next chapter…watch your words and thoughts my friends!

Chapter 3 Excerpts ~ The Power of the Word

If a man wishes someone “bad luck,” he is sure to attract bad luck himself. If he wishes to aid someone to success, he is wishing and aiding himself to success.  The body may be renewed and transformed through the spoken word and clear vision, and disease be completely wiped out of the consciousness. The metaphysician knows that all disease has a mental correspondence, and in order to heal the body one must first “heal the soul.”

The soul is the subconscious mind, and it must be “saved” from wrong thinking.   It is safe to say that all sickness and unhappiness come from the violation of the law of love. A new commandment I give unto you, “Love one another,” and in the Game of Life, love or good-will takes every trick.

Good-will produces a great aura of protection about the one who sends it, and “No weapon that is formed against him shall prosper. “In other words, love and good-will destroy the enemies within one’s self, therefore, one has no enemies on the external!

“There is peace on earth for him who sends goodwill to man!”

xo

(Yet another card from SOC’s catalog of 17k cards to choose from ~ You can change the inside message of the card to make it work for you!)  How cool is that? 🙂

The Law of Prosperity 2

The Law of Prosperity

Ready to explore chapter 2 a bit?  Hang on…you’re in for a bit of a ride!

You get what you believe you deserve.  How’s that for frustration?  Or have you learned to transcend the limits of your mind?  Well, Florence, yes, I think we’re now on a first name basis with the author of The Game of Life (click on the book and you can get it for your Kindle) has made the Law of Prosperity easy to understand and easy to apply to your life!

Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 2!

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.   A keen observer of life once said, “no man can fail, if some one person sees him successful.” Such is the power of the vision, and many a great man has owed his success to a wife, or sister, or a friend who “believed in him” and held without wavering to the perfect pattern.

So…to all of my readers, I want you to know that I BELIEVE IN YOU! 

I will hold that vision of your perfection in my mind…

Now go forth and prosper!  You deserve it!  So enjoy!!

xo