Highlights from Scovel Shinn’s “Your Word is Your Wand”
Post from November 22, 2016 (↻ December 9, 2020), filed under Philosophy.
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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.
Fearless faith and the spoken word brought to pass. The affirmation of the magic purse is very powerful, as it brings a vivid picture to the mind.
There is no truth in lack or limitation.
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 good appetite, feels contented and happy when appearances are against him, he has reached mastery.
[…]universal supply is endless and immediate and all his needs manifest instantly on the external.
Every man has power to lift the fog in his life. It may be a fog of lack of money, love, happiness, or health.
There are certain words or pictures which impress the subconscious mind.
[…]replied that God was her supply and every day was a good day.
The book then starts to name a good number of beliefs and affirmations to work with:
“Endless good now comes to me in endless ways.”
“There is no competition on the Spiritual Plane. What is rightfully mine is given me under grace.”
“I banish the past and now live in the wonderful now, where happy surprises come to me each day.”
“There are no lost opportunities in Divine Mind, as one door shut another door opened.”
“There is nothing to fear for there is no power to hurt.”
“It was a miracle, due to that affirmation, which I repeated hundreds of times.”
“My supply is endless, inexhaustible and immediate and comes to me under grace in perfect ways.”
“With perfect faith in God comes a feeling of security and happiness.”
“I give thanks for my permanent happiness, my permanent health, my permanent wealth, my permanent love.”
“As I am one with God, the Undivided One, I am one with my undivided love and undivided happiness.”
“I am at peace with myself and with the whole world. I love everyone and everyone loves me.”
“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.”
“Never do today what intuition says to do tomorrow.”
“It’s a great life if you don’t reason.”
“Faith is elastic. Stretch it to the end of your demonstration.”
“What you do for others you are doing for yourself.”
“Fear and impatience demagnetize. Poise magnetizes.”
“There is always a way out of every situation, under grace.”
“Sure-ism is stronger than optimism.”
Hope looks forward, Faith knows it has already received and acts accordingly.
“I now exercise my fearless faith in three ways—by thinking, speaking, and acting. I am unmoved by appearances, therefore appearances move.”
“I have now the fearless faith of the Christ within. At my approach barriers vanish and obstacles disappear.”
“I now stand aside and watch God work. It interests me to see how quickly and easily He brings the desires of my heart to pass.”
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.”
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 sending the money and in about a month came the thousand dollars.
“I give thanks that this article (or property) is now sold to the right person or persons for the right price, giving perfect satisfaction.”
“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.”
“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 am a Spiritual Being—my body is perfect, made in His likeness and image. The Light of the Christ now streams through every cell. I give thanks for my radiant health.”
“The Light of the Christ now floods my eyeballs. I have the crystal clear vision of the Spirit. I see clearly and distinctly there are no obstacles on my pathway. I see clearly the fulfillment of my heart’s desire.”
“I have the X-ray eye of the Spirit. I see through apparent obstacles. I see clearly the miracle come to pass.”
“I am nourished by the Spirit within. Every cell in my body is filled with light. I give thanks for radiant health and endless happiness.”
“My heart is a perfect idea in Divine Mind and is now in its right place, doing its right work. It is a happy heart, a fearless heart, and a loving heart.”
“Fire is a man’s friend and is always in its right place doing its right work.”
[…]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.
[…]“by your words you are justified.”
“Faith without works (or action) is dead.”
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 precedes receiving.
“All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in a perfect way under Grace.”
“Hunches are my hounds of Heaven—they lead me the perfect way.”
“I dwell in a sea of abundance. I see clearly my inexhaustible supply. I see clearly just what to do.”
“Nothing is to good to be true.
Nothing is too wonderful to happen.
Nothing is too good to last.”
Read the whole book: Your Word is Your Wand.
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