Florence Scovel Shinn has a wonderful way of sharing the message that we are powerful and that we are not at the mercy of unseen forces, but actually a channel for all the good that is ours divine right.
What she teaches in her own poetic way is that everything we desire is ours by divine right, if we would just get out of our own way. This means having active faith and not allowing ourselves to be drawn into doubt and despair at outward appearances.
You may wonder what active faith is. It's getting into action when inspired, holding the faith that what you want is on its way even if outward appearances look anything but favourable.
Whatever we have created in our outer world, we can just as easily un-create and exchange for our perfect situation.
I simply love her work and have read her book 'The Game Of Life And How To Play It' so many time's I've lost count.
Florence Scovel Shinn started out as an artist/actor and then a talented illustrator.
But the work that we read of hers now started during the middle of her life when she became a New Thought spiritual teacher, and then authored a series of metaphysical books, of which The Game Of Life is the most well known and loved.
Even though she was writing almost 100 years ago, she clearly knew all about living in the flow, and taught that the Universe/God always provides for us if we just let go and allow it.
If you haven't heard of her before - you're in for a treat. Below I've listed 50 of what I consider to be her best quotes - but it's so hard to choose, and I keep finding more!
Some are simply quotes from her books, others are affirmations, also quoted from her book.
Because of the age in which she lived, Florence used the word 'man' and 'him' to represent a person - I'm sure you can look past that to see the wonderful wisdom that she imparted with her words. If so, I know you'll enjoy the uplifting quality they exude.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.
Man must prepare for the thing he has asked for, when there isn't the slightest sign of it in sight.
Your word is your wand. The words you speak create your own destiny.
Do not neglect the day of small things, for little beginnings have big endings
You must form the habit of living in the fourth dimension, “The World of the Wondrous.” It is the world where you do not judge by appearances.
We should have signs in the subways and shops “Watch your thoughts!” “Watch your words!
A harmonious person is never vibrating at the same rate as a germ.
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.
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I cast this burden of resentment on the Christ within, and I go free, to be loving, harmonious and happy.
Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." This means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.
Infinite Spirit, open the way for my great abundance. I am an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.
Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change. Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words. Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts.
Man's word is his wand filled with magic and power! 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.
When one has made his demands upon the Universal, he must be ready for surprises. Everything may seem to be going wrong, when in reality, it is going right.
Words and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever moulding man's body and affairs.
There is no separation in Divine Mind, therefore, I cannot be separated from the love and companionship which are mine by divine right.
Fear and impatience demagnetize. Poise magnetizes.
No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.
Gratitude is the law of increase, and complaint is the law of decrease.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract.
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, one will get the situation one has prepared for.
When man can "wish away worrying," every desire will be instantly fulfilled.
I have a magical work in a magical way. I give magical service for magical pay.
Man can change his conditions by changing his words.
There is no there - there is only here.
Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely non-resistant person.
Unforgiveness is the most prolific cause of disease. It will harden arteries or liver, and affect the eye-sight. In its train are endless ills.
I do not limit God by seeing limitation in myself. With God and myself all things are possible.
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.
There are no lost opportunities in Divine Mind, as one door shuts another door is opened.
Although some people think that life is a battle, it is actually a game of giving and receiving.
You may think that all your happiness depends upon obtaining one particular thing in life; later on, you praise the Lord that you didn't get it.
You must live fully in the now to make your dreams come true.
We must stop planning, plotting and scheming, and let Infinite Intelligence solve the problem in its own way.
The subconscious mind has no sense of humor and people often joke themselves into unhappy experiences.
There is a supply for every demand.
Bills should be paid cheerfully, all money should be sent forth fearlessly and with a blessing.
Never do today what intuition says to do tomorrow.
I knew a woman who went about bragging of her troubles, so, of course, she always had something to brag about.
There is for each man, perfect self-expression. There is a place he is to fill and no-one else can fill, something which he is to do, which no-one else can do; it is his destiny!
It is man's divine right to have plenty More than enough!
Man's supply is inexhaustible and unfailing when fully trusted, but faith or trust must precede the demonstration.
I am always under direct inspiration; I make the right decisions, quickly.
If you want to learn more about Florence's teachings - my best suggestion is to read her book - The Game Of Life And How To Play It. I've found it to be invaluable, and her use of everyday, simple examples makes it really easy to put into context in your own life.
Her descriptions of the connection between thoughts and illnesses was the inspiration for Louise Hay's bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, after which she went on to create her massively successful publishing company, Hay House.
This small collection is by no means complete - but just a taste of some of my favourite Florence Scovel Shinn - maybe they'll become your favourites too.
Last updated on 6 December 2018.