any stories are told of the power of the subconscious when directed in faith. For example: A man was spending the night in a farmhouse. The windows of the room had been nailed down, and in the middle of the night he felt suffocated and made his way in the dark to the window. He could not open it, so he smashed the pane with his fist, drew in draughts of fine fresh air, and had a wonderful night’s sleep.
The next morning, he found he had smashed the glass of a bookcase and the window had remained closed during the whole night. He had supplied himself with oxygen, simply by his thought of oxygen.
Demonstrations often come at the eleventh hour because man then lets go, that is, stops reasoning, and Infinite Intelligence has a chance to work.
Be Conscious of What You Ask For...
A woman asked me why it was she was constantly losing or breaking her glasses.
We found she often said to herself and others with vexation,“I wish I could get rid of my glasses.” So her impatient desire was violently fulfilled. What she should have demanded was perfect eyesight, but what she registered in the subconscious was simply the impatient desire to be rid of her glasses; so they were continually being broken or lost.
Being Able to Let Go of Your Burden
A woman was out during a very stormy day and her umbrella was blown inside-out. She was about to make a call on some people whom she had never met and she did not wish to make her first appearance with a dilapidated umbrella. She could not throw it away, as it did not belong to her. So in desperation, she exclaimed: “Oh, God, you take charge of this umbrella, I don’t know what to do.”
A moment later, a voice behind her said: “Lady, do you want your umbrella mended?” There stood an umbrella mender.
She replied, “Indeed, I do.”
The man mended the umbrella, while she went into the house to pay her call, and when she returned, she had a good umbrella. So there is always an umbrella mender at hand, on man’s pathway, when one puts the umbrella (or situation) in God’s hands.
Acting Only Through Intuition or Definite Leads
God’s plan for each man transcends the limitation of the reasoning mind, and is always the square of life, containing health, wealth, love and perfect self-expression. Many a man is building for himself in imagination a bungalow when he should be building a palace.
If a student tries to force a demonstration (through the reasoning mind) he brings it to a standstill. He should act only through intuition, or definite leads. “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently. Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.”
The Law Works in an Astonishing Manner
A student stated that it was necessary for her to have a hundred dollars by the following day. It was a debt of vital importance which had to be met. I “spoke the word,” declaring Spirit was “never too late” and that the supply was at hand.
That evening she phoned me of the miracle. She said that the thought came to her to go to her safe-deposit box at the bank to examine some papers. She looked over the papers, and at the bottom of the box, was a new one-hundred-dollar bill. She was astounded, and said she knew she had never put it there, for she had gone through the papers many times.
Painting the Perfect Picture
Man should make an art of thinking. The Master Thinker is an artist and is careful to paint only the Divine Designs upon the canvas of his mind; and he paints these pictures with masterly strokes of power and decision, having perfect faith that there is no power to mar their perfection and that they shall manifest in his life the ideal made real.
All power is given man (through right thinking) to bring his heaven upon his earth, and this is the goal of the “Game of Life.” The simple rules are fearless faith, nonresistance and love!
May each reader be now freed from that thing which has held him in bondage through the ages, standing between him and his own, and “know the Truth which makes him free” — free to fulfill his destiny, to bring into manifestation the “Divine Design of his life, Health, Wealth, Love and Perfect Self-Expression.” “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Reprinted with permission of the publisher,
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA).
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The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity by Napoleon Hill, Benjamin Franklin, James Allen, Wallace D. Wattles, Ernest Holmes, Florence Scovel Shinn, and many others.
About the Author
Florence Scovel Shinn was was born in 1871 in Camden, New Jersey, the daughter of a lawyer. She was educated in Philadelphia and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1889 to 1897, where she met Everett Shinn (1876-1953), a well-known painter. They married after her graduation and moved to New York City to pursue their artistic careers, living near Washington Square. Florence became an illustrator of popular children's literature in magazines and books, and also a teacher of metaphysics. Her classic, The Game of Life and How to Play It, was self-published in 1925, followed in 1928 by Your Word Is Your Wand. The Secret Door to Success was published shortly before her death in 1940.
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