Tag Archive | Florence Scovel Shinn

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

What is The Game of Life?

A few posts ago, empower-your-life-easily-with-spiritual-laws I wrote about the book above (click on it and you can get your own copy).  I thought I’d just give you a smattering of what’s in store when you begin to play the Game of Life!  Perhaps this metaphysical mambo jambo doesn’t interest you which I understand because at first, it sounded a bit looney to me too.  However, when I opened my heart and mind and just allowed myself to read it without any judgment or preconceived notions, I found it intrinsically fascinating…and honestly, I am a believer!

Because by simply applying some of the affirmations into my daily life, I’ve found an abundance of synchronicity which has entered my life in the most astounding of ways.  In fact, I awake most mornings in great anticipation of what little miracles will arrive and make sure that I try to be attentive so that I don’t miss a trick!

When I get up in the morning, I begin my day by saying the following

“Today is a day of completion.  Thy will be done today, not mine. 

Miracle follows miracle.  I give thanks for this perfect day. 

Please give me a definite lead, let me know if there is anything I need to do.”

I will tell you that my life changed when I went back to my love of learning and tweaked what I was doing.  Saying affirmations is only helpful when you are doing the rest of the work as well.  You can say all the affirmations you want, but without following through with the rest of your day, you aren’t giving yourself the power within you to enjoy its full force of positivity!

Here’s a little excerpt from Chapter One ~

So we see, to play successfully the game of life, we must train the imaging faculty. A person with an imaging faculty trained to image only good, brings into his life “every righteous desire of his heart”—health, wealth, love, friends, perfect self-expression, his highest ideals.

The imagination has been called, “The Scissors of The Mind, “and it is ever cutting, cutting, day by day, the pictures man sees there, and sooner or later he meets his own creations in his outer world. To train the imagination successfully, man must understand the workings of his mind. The Greeks said: “Know Thyself.”

There are three departments of the mind, the subconscious, conscious and superconscious.  The subconscious, is simply power, without direction. It is like steam or electricity, and it does what it is directed to do; it has no power of induction.  Whatever man feels deeply or images clearly, is impressed upon the subconscious mind, and carried out in minutest detail.

“There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.”  There is a perfect picture of this in the super conscious mind. It usually flashes across the conscious as an unattainable ideal – “something too good to be true.”

In reality it is man’s true destiny (or destination) flashed to him from the Infinite Intelligence which is within himself.

Speak these words aloud, with power and conviction,

“I now smash and demolish (by my spoken word) every untrue record in my subconscious mind.

They shall return to the dust-heap of their native nothingness, for they came from my own vain imaginings.

I now make my perfect records through the Christ within—The records of Health, Wealth, Love

and perfect self-Expression.”  This is the square of life, The Game completed.

So, have you heard of her before?

What do you think so far?

Please let me know!

xo

Empower Your Life Easily With Spiritual Laws!

Above is a portrait of an author that you may not have heard of before now.  I found her picture and within 2 minutes, I put her picture in the frame above, typed in her name/dates, pressed save and copied my latest card to my blog.  Literally 5 minutes to do…just wanted to show you that my pictures are always cards that either I’ve made or ones from our catalog.  That’s the fun of SendOutCards…but…

I’m on a roll and I want to take you with me…I’ve learned a lot in my life and I think the time is now for me to share it!  It’s the tidbits, the little and big things that I find that make my life so much easier, happier and can help me when my days are not all sunshine and rainbows or when I need a little pick me up!

I was talking with BAngel recently and I was telling her about a book that I am re-reading for perhaps the 8th time.  It’s easy reading…a pick up and put down book that will delight you, will make you think (but not too hard) and will easily change your perspective!  KAngel gave me the book years ago and I was quickly taken with it.  In fact, it’s one that I reread on a regular basis, much like many reread the Secret.  Have you read the Secret?  It came out back in 2006 in case you missed it!  It’s an easy read and there’s even a dvd for it as well as other books.
        

However, I’m going back to 1925…long before the popular Secret ~ to a time when a woman who was an artist and an metaphysics teacher in New York named Florence Scovel Shinn wrote 4 amazing books.   She had the ability to explain her success principles and how they worked in an entertaining and easy-to-read manner.  By sharing real-life stories she illustrated how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making you a “winner” in life and able to control life’s conditions and release abundance through a knowledge of spiritual law.

Florence had quite the following back in her hey day!  In 1925, Florence published “The Game of Life and How to Play It”  herself because she didn’t have a publisher at the time.

Her next book, “Your Word is Your Wand” was published in 1928.

“The Secret Door to Success” was published in 1940 shortly before her death.

The “Power of the Spoken Word” is a compendium of her notes, gathered by a student and published posthumously in 1945.

All 4 books are a wonderful reminder that YOU CAN EMPOWER YOUR LIFE!

So join me ~ for some old time favorites which will change your life in ways you never imagined!

xo