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"Your Word is Your Wand"
by Florence Scovel Shinn
I N D E X
1. Your Word is Your Wand
8. Words of Wisdom
17. Divine Design
by Florence Scovel Shinn
Chapter 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.
Isaid: "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, under grace in perfect ways.
Isee 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." This means that man must know the Truth of every situation which confronts him.
There is no Truth in lack or limitation.He waves over it the wand of His Word and the wilderness rejoices and blossoms as the rose.
Fear, doubt, anxiety, anger, resentment pull down the cells of the body, shock the nervous system and are the causes of disease and disaster.
Happiness and health must be earned by absolute control of the emotional nature.
Power moves but is never moved. When man stands calm and serene, has a good appetite, feels contented and happy when appearances are against him, he has reached mastery. Then he has the power to "rebuke the winds and the waves," to control conditions.
His word is his wand and he transmutes apparent failure into success.
He knows his universal supply is endless and immediate and all his needs manifest instantly on the external.
For example, a woman at sea awoke in the morning hearing the fog-horns blowing. A dense fog had settled on the ocean with no apparent signs of clearing. She immediately spoke the word: "There are no fogs in Divine Mind, so let the fog be lifted! I give thanks for the sun! Soon the sun came out, for man has dominion over "the elements - over all created things."
Every man has power to lift the fog in his life. It may be a fog of lack of money, love, happiness or health.
Give thanks for the sun!
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.
I give another example of a woman who fearlessly followed a "hunch."
She was working for a small salary when she read my book, The Game of Life and How to Play It. The thought came in a flash, to start in business for herself and open a Tearoom and Candy Shop. The idea staggered her at first, but it persisted, so she boldly went forth and procured a shop and assistants. She "spoke the word for supply," for she did not have money to back her enterprise. It came in miraculous ways, and the shop opened! From the first day it was filled with people, and now it is "crammed jammed"; they stand in line and wait.
One day, being a holiday, her assistants became gloomy and said they could not expect to do much business. My student, however, replied that God was her supply and every day was a good day. In the afternoon an old friend came in to see the shop and bought a two pound box of candy. He gave her a check and when she looked at it she found it was for a hundred dollars. So it was indeed a good day! One hundred dollars for a box of candy!
She says every morning she enters the shop with wonder and gives thanks that she had the fearless faith that wins!
The decks are now cleared for Divine Action and my own comes to me under grace in a magical way.
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.
All channels are free and all doors fly open for my immediate and endless, Divinely Designed supply.
I give thanks that the millions which are mine by Divine Right, now pour in and pile up under grace in perfect ways.
Unexpected doors fly open, unexpected channels are free, and endless avalanches of abundance are poured out upon me, under grace in perfect ways.
I spend money under direct inspiration wisely and fearlessly, knowing my supply is endless and immediate.
I am fearless in letting money go out, knowing God is my immediate and endless supply.
My ships come in over a calm sea, 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.
For example: There was a woman who was healthy and happy and married to a man she loved. The man died and left part of his estate to a relative. The woman was filled with resentment. She lost weight, was unable to do her work, developed gall-stones and became very ill.
A metaphysician called upon her one day. He said: "Woman, see what hate and resentment have done to you; they have caused hard stones to form in your body and only forgiveness and good-will can cure you."
The woman saw the Truth of the statement. She became harmonious and forgiving and regained her splendid health.
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.
I am harmonious, happy, radiant; detached from the tyranny of fear.
My happiness is built upon a rock. It is mine now and for all eternity.
My good now flows to me in a steady unbroken, ever-increasing stream of happiness.
My happiness is God's affair, therefore, no one can interfere.
As I am one with God I am now one with my heart's desire.
I give thanks for my permanent happiness, my permanent health, my permanent wealth, my permanent love.
I am harmonious, happy and Divinely magnetic, and now draw to me my ships over a calm sea.
God's ideas for me are perfect and permanent.
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.
We see this so often in the cases of rich and successful men who desert their faithful, hardworking wives later in life.
The wife must keep pace with her husband's taste and ambitions and live in his thought world, for where a man thinketh in his heart there is he.
There is for each person his "other half" or divine selection.
These two are one in their thought worlds.
These are the two "whom God has joined together and no man shall (or can) part asunder."
"The twain shall be made one," for in the superconscious mind of each is the same Divine Plan.
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 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.
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.
It is dark before the dawn but the dawn never fails. Trust in the dawn.
When in doubt play trumps, do the fearless thing.
Never do today what intuition says to do tomorrow.
It's a great life if you don't reason.
Regard your neighbor as yourself.
Never hinder another's hunch.
Selfishness binds and blocks. Every loving and unselfish thought has in it the germ of success.
Be not weary of make-believing. When you least expect it you shall reap.
Faith is elastic. Stretch it to the end of your demonstration.
Before you call you are answered, for the supply precedes the demand.
What you do for others you are doing for yourself.
Every act committed while angry or resentful brings unhappy reaction.
Sorrow and disappointment follow in the wake of deceit and subterfuge. The way of the transgressor is hard. "No good thing will be withheld from him who walks uprightly.
There is no power in evil. It is nothing; therefore can only come to nothing.
Fear and impatience demagnetize. Poise magnetizes.
Drown the reasoning mind with your affirmation. Jehoshaphat clapped his cymbals so that he wouldn't hear himself think.
All bonding is an illusion of the race consciousness. There is always a way out of every situation, under grace. Every man is free to do the will of God.
Sure-ism is stronger than Optimism.
"Divine ideas never conflict."
It is dangerous to stop in the middle of a hunch. Infinite Spirit is never too late.
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."
The student should never talk of a demonstration until it "has jelled," or comes to pass on the external.
So a Hope Chest should become a Faith Chest and be kept from the public eye, and the word spoken for the Divine Selection of a husband, under grace in a perfect way.
Those whom God hath joined together no thought can put asunder.
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.
I am poised and powerful, my greatest expectations are realized in a miraculous way.
I now exercise my fearless faith in three ways - by thinking, speaking and acting. I am unmoved by appearances, therefore appearances move.
I am in perfect harmony with the working of the law, for I know that Infinite Intelligence knows nothing of obstacles, time or space. It knows only completion.
I give thanks that I now receive the righteous desires of my heart. Mountains are removed, valleys exalted and every crooked place made straight. I am in the Kingdom of fulfillment.
Before I called I was answered and I now gather in my harvest in a remarkable way.
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. It will be restored or I will receive its equivalent.
Chapter 11: Debt
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 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.
Chapter 12: Sales
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.
Chapter 13: Interviews
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.
Chapter 14: Guidance
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.
Chapter 15: Protection
I am surrounded by the White Light of the Christ, through which nothing negative can penetrate. Only my good can come to me.
I walk in the Light of the Christ and my fear giants dwindle into nothingness. There is nothing to oppose my good.
Chapter 16: Memory
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.
Chapter 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.
"Before ye call I shall answer," but, unless it is the Divinely Selected cabinet or millions they would never bring happiness.
"Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it."
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.
God is the only power and that power is within me. There is only one plan, God's plan, and that plan now comes to pass.
I give thanks that I now bring forth from the Universal Substance everything that satisfies all the righteous desires of my heart.
The divine Design of my life now comes to pass. I now fill the place that I can fill and no one else can fill. I now do the things which I can do and no one else can do.
I am fully equipped for the Divine Plan of my life; I am more than equal to the situation.
All doors now open for happy surprises and the Divine Plan of my life is speeded up under grace.
Chapter 18: Health
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!
I am a Spiritual Being - my body is perfect, made in His likeness and image. The Light now streams through every cell. I give thanks for my radiant health.
Chapter 19: Animals
Infinite Intelligence illumines and directs this animal. It is a perfect idea in Divine Mind and is always in its right place.
Chapter 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.
Chapter 21: Journey
I give thanks for the Divinely planned journey under Divinely planned conditions with the Divinely planned supply.
Chapter 22: Miscellaneous
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 successful for she never heard cousins mentioned again.
This is the reason so many people have unhappy experiences repeated in their lives.
I knew a woman who bragged of her troubles. She would go about saying to people; "I know what trouble is!" and then wait for their words of sympathy. Of course, the more she mentioned her troubles, the more she had, for by her words she "was condemned."
She should have used her words to neutralize her troubles instead of to multiply them. For example - had she said repeatedly: "I cast every burden upon the Christ within and I go free," and not voiced her sorrows, they would have faded from her life, for "by your words are you justified.
"I will give to thee the land that thou seest."
Man is ever reaping on the external what he has sown in his thought world.
For example: A woman needed money and was walking along the street making the affirmation that God was her immediate supply. She looked down and at her feet was a two dollar bill, which she picked up.
A man standing near (a watchman in a building), said to her: "Lady, did you pick up some money? I thought it was a piece of chewing-gum paper. A lot of people walked over it, but when you came it opened up like a leaf."
The others, thinking lack, had passed over it, but at her words of faith it unfurled.
So with the opportunities in life - one man sees, another passes by.
"Without the vision my people perish." Unless man has some objective, some Promised Land to look forward to, he begins to perish.
We see it so often in small country towns, in the men who sit around a stove all winter, who "Ain't got no ambition."
Within each one is an undiscovered country, a gold mine.
I knew a man in a country town called "Magnolia Charlie," because he always found the first magnolia in the spring. He was a shoemaker, but every afternoon left his work to go to the station to meet the four-fifteen train, from a distant city.
They were the only romances in his life, the first magnolia and the four-fifteen train. He felt vaguely the call of the vision in the superconscious mind.
No doubt, the Divine Design for him included travel and perhaps he was to become a genius in the plant world.
Through the spoken word the Devine Design may be released and each one fulfill his destiny.
Affirmation: "I now see clearly the perfect plan of my life. Divine enthusiasm fires me and I now fulfill my Destiny."
"Faith without works (or action) is dead."
The student, in order to bring into manifestation the answer to his prayer must show active faith.
For example: A woman came to me asking me to speak the word for the renting of a room. I gave her the statement: "I give thanks that the room is now rented to the right and perfect man for the right price, giving perfect satisfaction."
Several weeks elapsed but the room had not been rented. I asked: "Have you shown active faith? Have you followed every hunch in regard to the room?" She replied: "I had a hunch to get a lamp for the room, but I decided I couldn't afford it." I said: "You'll never rent the room until you get the lamp, for in buying the lamp you are acting your faith, impressing the subconscious mind with certainty."
I asked: "What is the price of the lamp?" She answered: "Four dollars." I exclaimed: "Four dollars standing between you and the perfect man!"
She became so enthusiastic, she bought two lamps. About a week elapsed and in walked the perfect man. He did not smoke and paid the rent in advance and fulfilled her ideal in every way.
Unless you become as a little child and dig your ditches you shall in no wise enter the Kingdom of manifestation.
The Spiritual attitude towards money is to know that God is Man's supply, and that he draws it from the abundance of the spheres, through his faith and spoken word.
When man realizes this he loses all greed for money, and is fearless in letting it go out.
With his magic purse of the Spirit, his supply is endless and immediate, and he knows also that giving preceeds receiving.
For example: A woman came to me asking me to speak the word for five hundred dollars by the first of August. (It was then about the first of July.) I knew her very well, and said: "The trouble with you is you don't give enough. You must open your channels of supply by giving. She had accepted an invitation to visit a friend and did not want to go on account of the formality. She said, "Please treat me to be polite for three weeks, and I want to get away as soon as possible, and be sure to speak the word for the five hundred dollars." She went to the friend's house, was unhappy and restless and tried continually to leave, but was always persuaded to stay longer. She remembered my advice, however, and gave the people about her presents. Whenever possible she made a gift. It was nearing the first of August and no signs of the five hundred dollars, and no way of escape from the visit. The last day of July she said: "Oh God! maybe I haven't given enough!" So she tipped all the servants more than she had intended.
The first of August, her hostess said to her: "My dear, I want to make