The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn.
Florence Scovel Shinn was acknowledged by Louise Hay as an early influence. Scovel Shinn was so far ahead of her time that it is only now that we are getting to the point of being able to understand and apply what she taught. The Secret may talk of manifestation but it is talk without any real understanding of the process of true manifestation. Florence Scovel Shinn had a profound understanding and her method works. The downside is that you have to live what you say not just mouth it! That of course is why we love her.
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A sample of Florence’s writing follows taken from http://self-improvement-ebooks.com/books/wand.php
1: Your Word is Your Wand
Man’s word is his wand filled with magic and power!
Jesus Christ emphasized the power of the word; “By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned,” and “death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
So man has power to change an unhappy condition by waving over it the wand of his word.
In the place of sorrow appears joy, in the place of sickness appears health, in the place of lack appears plenty.
For example: A woman came for a treatment for prosperity. She possessed just two dollars in the world.
I said: “We bless the two dollars and know that you have the magic purse of the Spirit; it can never be depleted; as money goes out, immediately money comes in, undergrace in perfect ways.
I see it always crammed, jammed with money: Yellow bills, green bills, pink checks, blue checks, white checks, gold, silver and currency. I see it bulging with abundance!”
She replied: “I feel my bag heavy with money,” and was so filled with faith that she gave me one of her dollars as a love offering. I did not dare refuse it and see lack for her, as it was important that I hold the picture of plenty.
Shortly aferwards she was made a gift of six thousand dollars. Fearless faith and the spoken word brought it to pass.
The affirmation of the magic purse is very powerful, as it brings a vivid picture to the mind. It is impossible not to see your purse or wallet filled with money when using the words, “crammed, jammed.”
The imaging faculty is the creative faculty and it is important to choose words which bring a flash of the fulfillment of the demand.
Never force a picture by visualizing; let the Divine Idea flash into your conscious mind; then the student is working according to the Divine Design.
Jesus Christ said: “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.”
There are certain words or pictures which impress the subconscious mind.
For example: A man called asking me to speak the word for his right work.
I gave him the statement: “Behold I have set before thee the open door of destiny and no man shall shut it!”
It didn’t seem to make much impression, so I was inspired to add: “And no man shall shut it for it is nailed back!”
The man was electrified and went out walking on air. Within a few weeks he was called to a distant city to fill a wonderful position which came about in a miraculous way.
The decks are now cleared for Divine Action and my own comes to me under grace in a magical way.
I now let go of worn-out conditions and worn-out things. Divine order is established in my mind, body and affairs. “Behold, I make all things new.”
My seeming impossible good now comes to pass, the unexpected now happens.
Man comes into the world financed by God, with all that he desires or requires already on his pathway.
This supply is released through faith and the Spoken Word.
“If thou canst believe, all things are possible.”
For example: A woman came to me one day to tell me of her experience in using an affirmation she had read in my book, “The Game of Life and How to Play It.”
She was without experience but desired a good position on the stage. She took the affirmation: “Infinite Spirit, open the way for my great abundance. I am an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.”
She was given a very important part in a successful opera.
She said: “It was a miracle, due to the affirmation, which I repeated hundreds of times.”
I now draw from the abundance of the spheres my immediate and endless supply.
All Channels are free!
All Doors are open!
I now release the gold-mine within me. I am linked with an endless golden stream of prosperity which comes to me under grace in perfect ways.
Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of abundance forever.
My God is a God of plenty and I now receive all that I desire or require, and more.
All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in great avalanches of abundance, under grace in miraculous ways.
My supply is endless, inexhaustible and immediate and comes to me under grace in perfect ways.
In that wonderful moving picture, “The Thief of Bagdad,” we were told in letters of light that happiness must be earned!
It is earned through perfect control of the emotional nature.
There can be no happiness where there is fear, apprehension or dread. With perfect faith in God comes a feeling of security and happiness.
When man knows that there is an invincible power that protects him and all that he loves, and brings to him every righteous desire of the heart, he relaxes all nervous tension and is happy and satisfied.
He is undisturbed by adverse appearances, knowing that Infinite Intelligence is protecting his interests and utilizing every situation to bring his good to pass.
“I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in a desert.”
Uneasy lies the head that wears a frown. Anger, resentment, ill-will, jealousy and revenge rob man of his happiness and bring sickness, failure and poverty in their wake.
Resentment has ruined more homes than drink and killed more people than war.
I am now deluged with the happiness that was planned for me in the Beginning. My barns are full, my cup flows over with joy.
My endless good now comes to me in endless ways.
I have a wonderful joy in a wonderful way, and my wonderful joy has come to stay.
Happy surprises come to me each day. “I look with wonder at that which is before me.”
I walk boldly up to the lion on my pathway and find it is a friendly airedale.
My hearts desire is a perfect idea in Divine Mine, incorruptible and indestructible, and now comes to pass, under grace in a magical way.
With love usually comes terrific fear. Nearly every women comes into the world with a mythical woman in the back of her mind who is to rob her of her love.
She has been called “the other woman.” Of course it comes from woman’s belief in duality. So long as she visualizes interference, it will come.
It is usually very difficult for a woman to see herself loved by the man she loves, so these affirmations are to impress the truth of the situation upon her subconscious mind, for in reality there is only oneness.
As I am one with God, the Undivided One, I am one with my undivided love and undivided happiness.
The light of the Christ within now wipes out all fear, doubt, anger and resentment. God’s love pours through me, an irresistible magnetic current. I see only perfection and draw to me my own.
Divine Love, through me, now dissolves all seeming obstacles and makes clear, easy and successful my way.
I love everyone and everyone loves me. My apparent enemy becomes my friend, a golden link in the chain of my good.
I am at peace with myself and with the whole world. I love everyone and everyone loves me.
The flood gates of my good now open.
Unless marriage is built upon the rock of oneness it cannot stand; “Two Souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.”
The poet understood this, for unless man and wife are living the same thoughts (or living in the same thought world), they must inevitably drift apart.
Thought is a tremendous vibratory force and man is drawn to his thought creations.
For example: A man and woman married and were apparently happy. The man became successful and his tastes improved, but the wife still lived in a limited consciousness.
Whenever the man bought anything he went to the best shops and selected what he needed regardless of price.
Whenever the wife went out she haunted the Five and Ten Cent Stores.
He was living (in thought), on Fifth Avenue and her thought world was on Third Avenue.
Eventually the break and separation came.
I give thanks that the marriage made in heaven is now made manifest upon earth. “The twain shall be made one” now and for all eternity.
I forgive everyone and everyone forgives me. The gates swing open for my good.
I call on the law of forgiveness. I am free from mistakes and the consequences of mistakes. I am under grace and not under karmic law.
Though my mistakes be as scarlet, I shall be washed whiter than snow.
What didn’t happen in the Kingdom never happened anywhere.
8: Words of Wisdom
Faith without nerve is dead.
There is never a slip ‘twixt the right cup and right lip.
Never look or you’d never leap.
God works in unexpected places, through unexpected people, at unexpected times, His wonders to perform.
Power moves but is never moved.
Loving your neighbor means not to limit your neighbor in word, thought or deed.
“Never argue with a hunch.”
Christopher Columbus followed a hunch.
The Kingdom of Heaven is the realm of perfect ideas.
Hope looks forward, Faith knows it has already received and acts accordingly.
In my classes I often emphasize the importance of digging ditches (or preparing for the thing asked for) which shows active faith and brings the demonstration to pass.
A man in my class, whom I called “the life of the party,” because he always tried to find a question I couldn’t answer, but he never succeeded, asked: “Why is it then, a lot of women who prepare Hope Chests never get married?” I replied: “Because it is a Hope Chest and not a Faith Chest.”
The prospective bride also violates law in telling others about it. Her friends come in and sit on the Hope Chest and either doubt or hope she’ll never succeed.
“Pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Adverse appearances work for my good, for God utilizes every person and every situation to bring to me my heart’s desire. “Hindrances are friendly” and obstacles spring boards! I now jump into my good!
As I am one with the Undivided One, I am one with my undivided good.
As the needle in the compass is true to the north, what is rightfully mine is true to me. I am the North!
I am now linked by an invisible, unbreakable magnetic cord with all that belongs to me by Divine Right!
Thy Kingdom is come, Thy will is done in me and my affairs.
If man loses anything it shows there is a belief of loss in his subconscious mind. As he erases this false belief, the article, or its equivalent will appear on the external.
For example: A woman lost a silver pencil in a theatre. she made every effort to find it but it was not returned.
She denied loss, taking the affirmation: “I deny loss, there is no loss in Divine Mind therefore I cannot lose that pencil. I will receive it or its equivalent.”
Several weeks elapsed. One day she was with a friend who wore about her neck on a cord, a beautiful gold pencil, who turned to her and said: “Do you want this pencil? I paid fifty dollars for it at Tiffany’s.”
“The woman was aghast, and replied (almost forgetting to thank her friend) “Oh! God aren’t you wonderful! The silver pencil wasn’t good enough for me!”
Man can only lose what doesn’t belong to him by Divine Right, or isn’t good enough for him.
There is no loss in Divine Mind, therefore, I cannot lose anything that is rightfully mine.
Infinite Intelligence is never too late! Infinite Intelligence knows the way of recovery.
There is no loss in Divine Mind, therefore, I cannot lose anything that is rightfully mine. It will be restored or I will receive its equivalent.
If a man is in debt or people owe him money, it shows that a belief of debt is in his subconscious mind.
This belief must be neutralized in order to change conditions.
For example: A woman came to me saying a man had owed her a thousand dollars for years which she could not compel him to pay.
I said: “You must work on yourself, not the man,” and gave her this statement: “I deny debt, there is no debt in Divine Mind, no man owes me anything, all is squared. I send man that man love and forgiveness.”
In a few weeks she received a letter from him saying he intended to send the money and in about a month came the thousand dollars.
If a student owes money, change the statement: “There is no debt in Divine Mind, therefore, I owe no man anything, all is squared.
All of my obligations are now wiped out, under grace in a perfect way.”
I deny debt, there is no debt in Divine Mind, therefore, I owe no man anything. All obligations are now wiped out under grace in a miraculous way.
I deny debt, there is no debt in Divine Mind, no man owes me anything, all is squared. I send forth love and forgiveness.
A woman who lived in a country town wished to sell her house and furniture. It was in the winter with snow so deep it was almost impossible for cars or wagons to reach her door.
As she had asked God to sell her furniture to the right person for the right price she was unmindful of appearances.
She polished the furniture, pushed it into the middle of the room and prepared to sell it.
She said: “I never looked out of the window at the blizzard, I simply trusted God’s promises.”
In miraculous ways people drove up and all the furniture was sold, and the house also, without paying any commission to an agent.
Faith never looks out of the window at the blizzard, it simply prepares for the blessing asked for.
I give thanks that this article (or property) is now sold to the right person or persons for the right price, giving perfect satisfaction.
There is no competition on the Spiritual plane. What is mine is given me, under grace.
I am identified in love with the Spirit of this person (or persons). God protects my interest and the Divine Idea now comes out of this situation.
Always on man’s pathway is his message or his lead.
For example: A woman was much troubled over an unhappy situation. She thought to herself, “Will it ever clear up?”
Her maid was standing near and commenced to tell her of her experiences. The woman was too worried to be interested but listened patiently. The maid was saying: “I worked in a hotel once where there was a very amusing gardener, he always said such funny things. It had been raining for three days and I said to him: ‘Do you think it will ever clear up?’ And he replied, ‘My God, doesn’t it always clear up?'”
The woman was amazed! It was the answer to her thoughts. She said reverently, “Yes, with my God it always clears up!” Soon after, her problem did clear up in an unexpected way.
Infinite Spirit, give me wisdom to make the most of my opportunities. Never let me miss a trick.
I am always under direct inspiration. I know just what to do and give instant obedience to my intuitive leads.
My angel of destiny goes before me, keeping me in the Way.
All power is given unto me to be meek and lowly of heart. I am willing to come last, therefore, I come first.
I now place my personal will upon the altar. Your will, not my will; Your way not my way; Your time not my time — and in the twinkling of an eye it is done!
There are no mysteries in the Kingdom. Whatever I should know will now be revealed to me, under grace.
I am a perfect non-resistant instrument for God to work through, and His perfect plan for me now comes to pass in a magic way.
I am surrounded by the White Light of the Christ, through which nothing negative can penetrate.
I walk in the Light of the Christ and my fear giants dwindle into nothingness. There is nothing to oppose my good.
There is no loss of memory in Divine Mind, therefore, I recollect everything I should remember and I forget all that is not for my good.
17: The Divine Design
There is a Divine Design for each man!
Just as the perfect picture of the oak is in the acorn, the divine pattern of his life is in the superconscious mind of man.
In the Divine Design there is no limitation, only health, wealth, love and perfect self-expression.
So on man’s pathway there is always a Divine Selection. Each day he must live according to the Divine Plane or have unhappy reactions.
For example: A woman moved into a new apartment which she had almost furnished, when the thought came to her: “On that side of the room should stand a Chinese cabinet!
Not long after, she was walking by an antique shop. She glanced in and there stood a magnificent Chinese cabinet about eight feet high, elaborately carved.
She entered and asked the price. The salesman said it was worth a thousand dollars but the woman who owned it was willing to take less. The man added: “What will you offer for it?” The woman paused and the price “Two hundred dollars” came into her mind, so she answered: “Two hundred dollars.” The man said he would let her know if the offer was satisfactory.
She did not want to cheat anyone or get anything which was not rightfully hers, so going home she said repeatedly: “If it’s mine I can’t lose it and if it isn’t mine, I don’t want it.” It was a snowy day and she said she emphasized her words by kicking the snow from right to left, clearing a pathway to her apartment.
Several days elapsed when she was notified that the woman was willing to sell the cabinet for two hundred dollars.
There is a supply for every demand, from Chinese cabinets to millions of dollars.
I let go of everything not divinely designed for me, and the perfect plan of my life now comes to pass.
What is mine by Divine Right can never be taken from me. God’s perfect plan for me is built upon a rock.
I follow the magic path of intuition and find myself in my Promised Land, under grace.
My mind, body and affairs are now molded according to the Divine Pattern within.
When man is harmonious and happy he is healthy! All sickness comes from violation of Spiritual Law.
Jesus Christ said: “Be though healed, your sins are forgiven.”
Resentment, ill-will, hate, fear, etc., etc., tear down the cells of the body and poison the blood.
Accidents, old age and death itself, come from holding wrong mental pictures.
When man sees himself as God sees him, he will become a radiant being, timeless, birthless and deathless, for “God made man in His likeness and His image.”
I deny fatigue, for there is nothing to tire me. I live in the Kingdom of eternal joy and absorbing interests. My body is “the body electric,” timeless and tireless, birthless and deathless.
Time and space are obliterated! I live in the wonderful now, birthless and deathless! I am one the The One!
(Dog: for example)
I deny any appearance of disorder. This dog is a perfect idea in Divine Mind and now expresses God’s perfect Idea of a perfect dog.
Infinite Intelligence illumines and directs this animal. It is a perfect idea in Divine Mind and is always in its right place.
20: The Elements
Man is made in God’s likeness and image (Imagination) and is given power and dominion over all created things.
He has the power to “rebuke the winds and the waves,” check floods or bring rain when it is needed.
There is a tribe of American Indians who live in the desert country and depend on the power of prayer only, to bring rain to water their crops.
They have a rain dance, which is a form of prayer, but no chief is allowed to take part who has any fear.
They give exhibitions of courage before they are admitted to the ceremonies.
A woman, who was an eye-witness, told me that out of a blue sky came a deluge of rain; the sun still shining.
Fire is man’s friend and is always in its right place doing its right work.
There is no drought in Divine Mind. I give thanks for the right amount of rain to nourish these crops or garden. I see clearly this gentle downpour and the manifestation is now.
The Christ within now rebukes the winds and the waves and there comes a great calm. I see clearly peace established on land and sea.
I give thanks for the Divinely planned journey under Divinely planned conditions with the Divinely planned supply.
The thing you dislike or hate will surely come upon you, for when man hates, he makes a vivid picture in the subconscious mind and it objectifies.
The only way to erase these pictures is through non-resistance.
For example: A woman was interested in a man who told her repeatedly of his charming women cousins.
She was jealous and resentful and he passed out of her life.
Later on she met another man to whom she was much attracted. In the course of their conversation he mentioned some women cousins he was very fond of.
She resented it, then laughed, for here were her old friends “the cousins” back again.
This time she tried non-resistance. She blessed all the cousins in the Universe and sent them good-will, for she knew if she didn’t, every man she met would be stocked up with women relations.
It was successfull for she never heard cousins mentioned again.
This is the reason so many people have unhappy experiences repeated in their lives.
God is incapable of separation or division; therefore, my good is incapable of separation or division. I am one with my undivided good.
All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in a perfect way under Grace.
God’s work is finished now and must manifest.
There is no there —there is only here.
Reveal to me the way, let me see clearly the blessing which Thou hast given me.
Let Thy blessed will be done in me this day.
Hunches are my hounds of Heaven —they lead me in the perfect way.
I serve only faith and my unlimited abundance is made manifest.
I am undisturbed by appearances. I trust in God — and He now brings to me the desires of my heart.
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