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The Game Of Life & How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn (A Summary)

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  • 1. The Game Of Life & How To Play It SummaryA summary of the inspirational book by Florence Scovel Shinn Diane Corriette
  • 2. DISCLAIMERThe author and publisher have used their best efforts in preparing this book.. The informationcontained is strictly for educational purposes. Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in thisbook you are taking full responsibility for your actions.EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY REPRESENT THIS PRODUCT AND ITS POTENTIAL.HOWEVER, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL IMPROVE IN ANY WAY USING THETECHNIQUES AND IDEAS IN THESE MATERIALS. EXAMPLES IN THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT TO BEINTERPRETED AS A PROMISE OR GUARANTEE OF ANYTHING. SELF-HELP AND IMPROVEMENTPOTENTIAL IS ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON THE PERSON USING OUR PRODUCT, IDEAS ANDTECHNIQUES.The author and publisher disclaim any warranties (express or implied), merchantability, or fitness forany particular purpose. The author and publisher shall in no event be held liable to any party for anydirect, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly orindirectly from any use of this material, which is provided “as is”, and without warranties. As always,the advice of a competent professional should be sought. The author and publisher do not warrantthe performance, effectiveness or applicability of any sites listed or linked to in this report. All linksare for information purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy or any other impliedor explicit purpose.This Is A FREE eBookThis eBook costs nothing and yet is priceless. If you enjoyed reading it pleasecome back to my blog and sign up to receive motivational messages and myregular New Thought eNewsletter athttp://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn Page 2 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 3. Content PageIntroductionChapter 1 – The GameChapter 2 – The Law of ProsperityChapter 3 – The Power of the WordChapter 4 – The Law of Non-resistanceChapter 5 – The Law of Karma and the Law of ForgivenessChapter 6 – Casting the BurdenChapter 7 – LoveChapter 8 – Intuition Or GuidanceChapter 9 – Perfect Self-Expression or the Divine DesignChapter 10 – Denials and AffirmationsChapter 11 – Affirmations Page 3 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 4. IntroductionI have experienced prosperity and when I changed my words and mindset I experienced lackand losing money on a grand scale. The five year experience of being ‘broke’ taught me justhow powerful my mind and words are. It was only by ending the negative thoughts andfocusing on what I want that I was able to begin the journey of getting back into the flow oflife and playing the game so that it was far more fun and abundantly blessed.During both times – up and down, good and bad, prosperity and poverty – I remained happyto some degree. I realized that even in turmoil it was still possible to laugh and have fun.That too helped my turning around process.I have studied various ‘law of attraction’ and manifestation techniques and books, CDS,workshops, mp3s etc but reading The Game Of Life & How To Play It by Florence ScovelShinn helped it all make sense. It was as if this free book summed up everything I had everread, listened to, believed and practised around this topic. I realized that for several years Ihad actually been living these principles but not realizing it.So many people talk about Napoleon Hill ‘Think & Grow Rich’ and Wallace D Wattles‘Science of getting rich’ but I have never heard of anyone mention Florence Scovel Shinn. Igive thanks to the friend who sent it to me via email and said I would probably enjoy readingit. It has changed my life. Florence does not talk about just getting rich, or just acquiringwealth. She focuses on helping the reader develop a positive, loving relationship with God –the God within us – in order to experience a full and happy life. What I add to what Florencewrote about is the focus on meditation to help us build that relationship.Overcoming the ‘God’ WordIn the book “The Game Of Life and How To Play It” Florence Shinn uses the word God manytimes. Unfortunately, that puts people off reading the actual text and taking away the gemsof wisdom it contains. I guess they are just not ready to hear the message yet.Instead of the word God you can replace the word with Universe, Infinite Intelligence or myown favourite that I made up (why not make up your own word for God) – The Energy ofLife. Throughout this eBook I will refer to The Energy Of Life and if you prefer you can usethe word God.Energy has been proven to exist energetically. Everything when taken down to its most basiclevel is energy – even objects. Without getting too deep or into quantum physics I decidedthat for me God is an energy. Not a man like we have created him, but as Wallace D Wattlescalls Him – a “Formless Substance” that is there to guide us. Page 4 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 5. So, if you have trouble reading a chapter or the whole book because you don’t believe inGod then change it to something you can believe in... even if you call Him an invisible gas!Whatever works for you.Metaphysics and the wisdom of Florence Scovel ShinnI am now a metaphysical teacher who focuses on learning about and sharing the principlesof New Thought and Divine Science. After being inspired by the wisdom of Florence ScovelShinn I went on my own journey to discover more. I went through an intensive metaphysicaltraining course and am now an ordained minister. In metaphysics we focus on spiritual law.New Thought followers, sometimes known as Higher Thought (in England) believe that"Infinite Intelligence" or "God" is everywhere, spirit is the totality of real things, true humanselfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and"right thinking" has a healing effect.We believe in God, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We focus mainly on the teachingsof Jesus Christ and that God is within us, not an entity outside of us but energy within us; aguiding light. This way you begin to connect with this positive, loving energy and it helps youin your endeavours to develop a deeper relationship as well as to begin the process ofmanifesting your desires.We also believe in omnipresence, divinity, positive thinking, attraction, affirmation,visioning, meditation, higher consciousness, choice and prosperity.If you think you can sit and just ask for money and receive it without having any kind ofconnection to this deeper, spiritual side of yourself then you are mistaken. There needs tobe an acknowledgement at the very least and a connection/relationship to make thingshappen in your life. So, spend your first few weeks and even months focused on getting toknow yourself and this energy before thinking about asking for a list of stuff.Ultimately the real connection comes when you realize that being connected to and feelinglove from this energy is more important than any need you believe you have. If you haveever felt lost or lonely in a room full of people you will really benefit from developing aloving relationship with The Energy Of Life.Teachers of Metaphysics/New ThoughtSome of the many teachers of this way of thinking/living include:Historical  William Walker Atkinson  James Allen  H Emilie Cady (another of my favourite people) Page 5 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 6.  Napoleon Hill  Charles F Haanel  Wallace D Wattles  Parkhust Quimby  Julia Seaton Sears  Ernest Holmes  Charles Filmore  Myrtle Filmore  FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINNMore modern teachers on this subject include:  Michael Beckwith  Rhonda Byrne  Dale Carnegie  Louise Hay  Dr Wayne Dyer  Byron Katie  Esther Hicks  Christian D Larson  Earl Nightingale  Neale Donald Walsch  Eckhart Tolle  Diane Corriette If you have enjoyed the books and information written by any of the above authors as muchas I have then you too will enjoy learning more about New Thought and metaphysics.I hope you enjoy reading through my thoughts, teachings and summary of this brilliant bookby Florence Scovel Shinn “The Game Of Life & How To Play It” – when quoting from thebook I have placed those parts in colored boxes and in bold italic font.Make sure you subscribe at my blog to receive daily inspirations and guidance around thisbook. I also send out motivational quotes by Florence Shinn and others plus anything else tohelp you embrace and learn the game of life. Play it well and your life will transform –whether you have £26 million in the bank or £2.00!With continued blessings alwaysDiane Corriettehttp://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn Page 6 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 7. Chapter 1 – The GameIn this chapter we are taught that life is actually a game rather than a struggle or a battlethat is difficult. Personal development gurus like Dr Wayne Dyer are always telling us thisimportant fact. That life is in fact simple and will flow just as long as you learn how to flowwith it. Struggle against life and remain negative and this will continue to be yourexperience. Embrace the mystery. Allow even negative events to become moments to learnand grow. Bless those who you believe have wronged you and hurt you for they are yourgreatest teachers.Understand your spiritual nature and your connection to God (The Energy of Life) and youwill find that life becomes far more fun and less of a struggle.Important lessons from Chapter OneLife is a game and when you treat it light heartedly as a game it becomes more fun thanthinking and experiencing life as a battle/struggle.The game of life is all about giving and receiving. A knowledge of spiritual law is required tosuccessfully play this game and a connection to an energy that is greater than our physicalself that lives within us is also necessary.An important lesson within the game is understanding that you get back what you give.“Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.” This means that whatever man sendsout in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.” Give hate and youwill receive it. Give love and happiness and you will receive that.”What you speak through your words and what you visualize in your mind you materialize inyour life. Again, if your focus is on negativity then you will experience that. If you constantly talk about “being broke” and seeing yourself as a financial mess you will continue to get more of “A person with an imaging the same. The game starts when faculty trained to image only you learn how to see yourself as a good, brings into his life “every wonderful, loving energy that is righteous desire of his heart”— capable of experiencing more health, wealth, love, friends, despite what your bank balance perfect self-expression, his says! highest ideals.” There are three areas of the mind. Subconscious that takes all of our commands and doesn’t knowtruth from lie (so if you say you are hopeless it will believe you and make you so). Then Page 7 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 8. there is the conscious mind that sees life as it “appears to be” – it will make sure youexperience life so you can continue convincing yourself that you ARE hopeless. Things willhappen to you and you will say “of course that would happen because I am so hopeless!”Finally there is the super-conscious. This is the place you go into during meditation to turneverything around. It is the place where you can feel loved by The Energy Of Life and onceyou have felt/experienced that love you will always want it.“Whatever man feels deeply or images clearly, is impressed upon the subconscious mind,and carried out in minutest detail.”The Energy Of Life is constantly giving us flashes of what our life could be. Our purpose. Thetrouble is we do not always listen/follow our inner guidance. Using meditation it is possibleto get a clear vision of who we are meant to be in this life. I always knew that my role is tobe the ‘teacher’ and so I follow that path. I am only happy when I am teaching/helpingothers.Jesus taught us to seek the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom is within US. It is the kingdomof right ideas and our divine pattern. Heaven and hell are right here on earth and you live inthem based on how you think, what you visualize and most importantly what you believe.“Jesus Christ taught that man’s words played a leading part in the game of life. “By yourwords ye are justified and by your words ye are condemned.” Many people have broughtdisaster into their lives through idle words.”We have our own inner guidance system or intuition that we can use to help us in life. Thisis an aspect of life that many of us ignore. Have you ever had a ‘gut feeling’ to gosomewhere or do something differently and you didn’t, only to find out things would haveworked out better if you had? Learn how to embrace and follow your own inner guidancesystem because it will help make life easier and the game of life is easier to play.“Follow intuition. Have you a ‘hunch’ to do anything, or to go anywhere?” Intuitionmeans, intuition, or to be taught from within. It is man’s unerring guide, and I will dealmore fully with its laws in a following chapter.”It is our own desires and spoken word (along with visioning and meditation) that bring to uswhat we want. It is important we learn to connect to The Energy Of Life (God), speak wordswhich only focus on what we want to experience/achieve and see through visioning andmeditation the thing we most desire.In life we give – because this game is all about giving and receiving – and we spend time ingratitude for all the things that come into our life and the game is being played effectively.Small successes grow into larger ones. The key to this all is having a deep connection toyourself, the God within you. Page 8 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 9. “There is always plenty on man’s pathway; but it can only be brought into manifestationthrough desire, faith or the spoken word. Jesus Christ brought out clearly that man mustmake the first move.”“Infinite Intelligence, God, is ever ready to carry out man’s smallest or greatest demands.Every desire, uttered or unexpressed, is a demand. We are often startled by having awish suddenly fulfilled.”Wish Without WorryingAnother important aspect of enjoying life is to be able to ask for what you want and to thenhave enough faith to allow it to come to you. When you ask and then worry how it willhappen or whether it will ever happen then you squash all hopes of anything coming yourway. If you find your mind focused on the negative or affirming the negative then shoutCANCEL and focus on the good you desire. This was a big lesson I received from reading thisebook. To make sure I always wish without worrying... To do that you need to learn how to surrender and have faith. Both of these things come through “Nothing stands between man meditation as you begin to build and his highest ideals and every your own inner strength. As your desire of his heart, but doubt relationship with The Energy Of and fear. When man can “wish Life grows so will your ability to without worrying,” every desire trust and let go. This is the most will be instantly fulfilled.” important thing to focus on in the beginning – not asking for a list of stuff! You will find every desire is met as your relationship growsstronger. In fact now I ask for wealth, health and happiness. No specifics. And I allow theflow of life to bring those three to me in abundance via the fastest route, for the greatergood of all concerned. Now, I really am loving playing the game of life “The object of the game of life is to see clearly one’s good and to obliterate all mentalpictures of evil. This must be done by impressing the subconscious mind with a realizationof good.”“So let us break all the old bad records in the subconscious mind, the records of our liveswhich we do not wish to keep, and make new and beautiful ones.”“Speak these words aloud, with power and conviction: “I now smash and demolish (by myspoken word) every untrue record in my subconscious mind. They shall return to the dust-heap of their native nothingness, for they came from my own vain imaginings. I now makemy perfect records through the Christ within—The records of Health, Wealth, Love andperfect self-Expression.” This is the square of life, The Game completed.” “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” (Prov. 18:21.) Page 9 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 10. Chapter 2 – Law Of ProsperityIn this chapter Florence moves us on to understand that our supply comes from ourconnection to The Energy Of Life. All we have to do is release our supply through our spokenword said of course with faith. It is usually the ‘faith’ part that becomes the stumbling blockbecause it is hard to believe in something when you have never experienced it. In factseveral months after experiencing my supply on a monthly basis I still thought perhaps itwould disappear or it was a ‘fluke’ (In the past I was hard to convince!)If at the beginning of each month you ask me (as someone who works freelance) how muchmoney I have coming in to my business each month I would say zero. It is very rare now thatI know exactly where my money is coming in from. Yet, each month, without fail it appears.Either I get a rebate on something or someone gets in touch with some work. People sendme money via donations because something they read or something I said has helped them.The most memorable month is when a firm I used 5 years before got in touch. This companyof solicitors had been holding on to money for me ‘on my account in case of extra expenses’five years after they completed my re-mortgage. I could hardly believe it.That month I had been playing the game of getting what was mine by divine right. Anythingthat I had blocked in the past I asked that it be returned to me. They got in touch via emailto say they owed me £850 (approx $1,346) and paid it into my account a few days later. Ihave had anything from that amount to £3,900 (approx $ 6,177 USD) come into my lifewithout knowing it was coming and by affirming my abundant nature.All of these I see as my “day of small things” – in Chapter 6 Florence talks about the fact thatbefore our desire is met and a big demonstration is given we receive little signs along theway. As long as we continue to have active faith these “signs of land” will sign something bighappening.... but more about that in a later chapter.The only time my abundance stops flowing (and I am talking here about financial, physical,spiritual) is when I stop connecting and affirming. Usually when things are good I forget andthen when things slow down or I am not well and I need something I remember The EnergyOf Life and I connect.This is not a perfect way to have a relationship with anyone – especially The Energy Of Life –but it is all part of the process. We are never judged anyway and will always be welcomedback with love. I return faster each time and now more than ever after writing out thissummary and completing my metaphysical training I remind myself to stop and connect...even if it is just to say hi and give thanks “We know now, that words and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever mouldingman’s body and affairs.”Eventually though I stopped making it about the money because I realized there is a muchbigger prize available. I wanted to make my search for connection and meaning more Page 10 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 11. about my purpose to serve and my connection to The Energy Of Life. It is important I keepstressing that.If you think sorting your money problems out will sort out your life chances are you aremistaken. Yes, it will bring relief from financial worries but other things will fill that spacevery quickly. By learning how to connect to God you can gain health, wealth, happiness,love, abundance, vibrancy, charisma, and a host of other energetic ways of being that is amuch better ‘prize’ when playing the game of life.Important lessons from Chapter TwoWe must prepare for whatever it is we ask for even when we have absolutely no idea HOWit will happen. That preparation must continue even if you see no sign of what you haveasked for in sight at all.Remember that it is always ‘darkest before the dawn’ and no matter how bad things get keep your attention on faith on the very thing that you want. This was an important lesson I didn’t hold on to back in 2008 and I experienced my worst “If one asks for success financial situation EVER! This line kept and prepares for me going long after I wanted to give up. I failure, he will get the always knew my ‘dawn’ was around the situation he has corner. prepared for.” “The children of Israel were told that they could have all the land they could see. This is true of every man. He hasonly the land within his own mental vision. Every great work, every big accomplishment,has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just beforethe big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.”Say your affirmations and rejoice/give thanks for having already received what it is youdesire.You can only receive what you see yourself receiving. In other words visualize and believe.Have faith that you will receive it. Act as if it is here and believe nothing else no matter whatyour reality is showing you.“Dig your ditches” by buying something (no matter how small) that will show faith in yourbelief that you will achieve success. If you want that new job buy a tie, or a new briefcase. Ifyou want that new house buy some blankets or plates. Even if money is impossibly low andyou can only visualize yourself buying blankets and plates while giving thanks that is still agreat position to be in.Your mind and thoughts are free so use them wisely and often to support you in achievingyour goals. Page 11 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 12. Remember too that connection with The Energy Of Life (God) costs nothing and will helpyou gain everything.You may need help holding on to your vision. Get help from someone else. Get a trustedfamily member or friend to hold on to your vision for you so you are not alone. Two peopleholding on to a vision produces miracles.“Jesus Christ knew the truth of this when he said: “If two of you shall agree on earth astouching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is inheaven.” One gets too close to his own affairs and becomes doubtful and fearful.”“A keen observer of life once said, “no man can fail, if some one person sees himsuccessful.” Such is the power of the vision, and many a great man has owed his success toa wife, or sister, or a friend who “believed in him” and held without wavering to theperfect pattern!” Page 12 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 13. Chapter 3 – The Power Of The WordNow we move on to the power behind the words that we say. Florence reminds us thatthrough our spoken word we are writing our own laws of life and deciding how our life willbe. She provided a great example of someone who keeps talking about always missing the‘car’ (or cab) and another who talks about a car always being available as they arrive.Their thoughts helped to create their experience. For years if I am about to catch a train orbus I always affirm that one will come along within minutes of my arrival.Important lessons from Chapter 3The words we speak will help create the life we live. So we can either speak positive wordsand continue to see the good in things or we can live in a world where negative wordsdominate and our life experiences reflect that.We have the power to put things right by asking for forgiveness if we find our words andfocus have been dwelling on the negative.There is only one power and that is the power of God. If you do need to believe in anecklace or an image or a statue remember it is not that thing that helps you to createmiracles but your belief in it.Remember the law of non-resistance. Avoid giving power to something that has no power.Instead face the thing you fear and remember that the power is within you. Hate walkingunder ladders for fear of bad luck. It is your fear that makes it come to pass – not the ladderor you walking under it. Do you believe that opening an umbrella inside or breaking a mirrorwill give you 7 years of bad lack. Only your belief makes it so. Go ahead and break mirrorsand open umbrellas indoors – as many as you like – and affirm that it is The Energy Of Lifethat is your ongoing and endless supply. Your fearlessness will remove any negativeoutcomes you believe mirrors, ladders and umbrellas will bring to you.Your words and what you say about yourself and other people are important. What youwish for others you also wish for yourself.There is an old saying that man only dares use his words for three purposes, to “heal, blessor prosper.” What man says of others will be said of him, and what he wishes for another,he is wishing for himself.You need to retrain your subconscious mind to focus on positive thinking and positivewords. You connect and are one with The Energy Of Life when you can align yoursubconscious mind with the perfect ideas of your super-conscious God mind.Your negative words will also have an impact on your health. Continually allowing negativityinto your life will bring about dis-ease; a body and mind not at ease with itself. Page 13 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 14. “Continual criticism produces rheumatism, as critical, inharmonious thoughts causeunnatural deposits in the blood, which settle in the joints. False growths are caused byjealousy, hatred, unforgiveness, fear, etc. Every disease is caused by a mind not at ease.”“Any inharmony on the external, indicates there is mental inharmony.”“As the within, so the without.”“Man’s only enemies are within himself. “ It is important that we continually send out good vibrations and our best wishes to everyone – even if it is someone who we “...send out goodwill and see as competition or our worst enemy. blessings to every man, and the marvellous thing We can only get back what we give out and is, that if one blesses a someone can not harm us if we continually man he has no power to send them blessings and good thoughts. harm him.” From this day onwards continue to focus on sending out good energy, loving energy, and blessing those you dislike the most. You will soon find love in your heart for everyone. Page 14 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 15. Chapter 4 – The Law Of Non-ResistanceI remember years ago learning “what you resists persists and what you look at goes away” –continuing the lesson on non resistance chapter 4 provides us with some great examples.Important Lessons From Chapter 4When we resist something or someone we give more energy to it making the situation orproblem even harder to solve or overcome. It takes a lot of energy to resist something andbecoming a non-resistant person means you are giving out positive energy and will get thatreturn to you.We are also influenced by the thoughts of others around us. Negative people in our life whospeak and/or send out negative thoughts can affect us if we allow it. However, by holdingourselves as a beacon of positivity – sending out good vibrations to everyone it is impossibleto feel the effects of the negativity of others in our life.“However, the man who is centered and established in right thinking, the man who sendsout only good-will to his fellow-man, and who is without fear, cannot be touched orinfluenced by the negative thoughts of others. In fact, he could then receive only goodthoughts, as he himself, sends forth only good thoughts.”“Resistance is Hell, for it places man in a “state of torment.”Non-resistance is also important for events that happen in our life. Instead of seeing failureand being negative about it, it is possible to learn a lesson from what has happened. Whenyou acknowledge the lesson you can see the event as a success instead. Seeing all events –even the “bad” ones as successful will help us work towards becoming non-resistant people.If you are a parent avoid worrying about your child getting sick, or mugged, or attacked.These negative thought patterns can have negative consequences for your child(ren).Always focus on them being happy, healthy and protected by the Divine.Don’t think by moving home, or leaving your job or a relationship you will rid yourself ofnegative people and situations. You are simply taking the same resistance with you and youwill experience the same issues with people in your new job, new relationship or neighborsin your new home. Being resistant means moving home or leaving your job. Being non-resistant means affirming the good in everyone in your job. Sending positive love andenergy towards them and watching as the situation changes. Here is a great video by ZigZiglar – while it is about attitude notice how when the women resisted people in her job shefelt the job wasn’t worth having. A change in attitude in the same job bought about adifferent experience with the same people. http://youtu.be/cRMogDrHnMQ“The inharmonious situation comes from some inharmony within man himself.” Page 15 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 16. It is important that we never resist change but instead embrace new opportunities.It is important that we focus on our wonderful health rather than keep talking about ourillness and disease (if we have any right now) or our fear about getting an illness or disease.Fighting for world peace does not bring world peace – it brings more fighting. MotherTheresa is quoted as saying don’t invite her to an anti-war rally but to a peace rally.If you want self love you must surround yourself with love from yourself. Not expect otherpeople to love you or battle with people to stay in love with you. Instead be grateful thatyou got to love that person and let them go.“That means, agree that the adverse situation is good, be undisturbed by it, and it fallsaway of its own weight. “None of these things move me,” is a wonderful affirmation.”When something happens in life that you will deem as “bad” find the good in it and affirmthat everything is as it should be. This will help us live and work with the law of non- resistance. It is important to remember that we should never allow the past to keep us “When there is, in him, stuck. The past and the future should not no emotional response keep us out of the present moment. We must remember the past with fondness to an inharmonious then bless and let go of situations that situation, it fades away we deem as negative. The best way to forever, from his look forward to the future is to bless it pathway. So we see knowing that it will bring us endless joy. man’s work is ever with himself.” It is not a good idea to keep wishing things were better right now or living in the future of what will be because all you do is keep yourself stuck.When I kept wishing that my money troubles would disappear all I did was keep them inplace. The more I resisted what was happening the more I kept it happening. When I finallysurrendered and let go of it that is when everything changed. So I know all of thisinformation on the law of non-resistance to be true in my own life. Look at your life and seewhether you are resisting something right now. Or see into your past whether you haveresisted something that eventually you let go of and what the end result was of that.You may already have experiences of resistance and non-resistance that you can use to helpyou work through this very important area.The best example I can give you of non-resistance and surrender is a woman desperate toget pregnant who experiences difficulties. No matter what her and her partner does theycan not get pregnant and she desperately wants a baby. Eventually, after believing it isnever going to happen and letting go of wanting a baby, focusing instead of what ishappening in life right now, she becomes pregnant! Page 16 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 17. “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.”To make something a habit means to surround yourself in it every single day of your life. Notto say it once or twice then forget about it. Or say it until something wonderful happens andthen not say it again until you find yourself in trouble.Create affirmations that will rule your day. That you will say upon waking, upon feelingfearful or doubt, upon going to bed. Get yourself into a routine of saying affirmations andvisioning your success on a regular basis.“....one should never use an affirmation unless it is absolutely satisfying and convincing tohis own consciousness, and often an affirmative is changed to suit different people.For example: The following has brought success to many:“I have a wonderful work, in a wonderful way, I give wonderful service, for wonderfulpay!”Need help learning how to write and use affirmations?http://inspirationalguidance.com/store/products/writing-affirmations-ebook/Writing affirmations is a big part of learning how to play the game of life. So is visualizing,meditation and of course a belief in The Energy Of Life. Page 17 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 18. Chapter 5 – The Law of Karma And ForgivenessIn this chapter we are reminded of the primary goal of playing this game called life and thatis the game is all about giving and receiving. What we give out returns to us and we can onlyget back whatever it is we give out. Giving out negativity and fear and expecting goodnessand prosperity to come to you will never work.You cancel out anything you ask for when you focus on giving out negative energy. Good canonly come into our life when we give out good. Money comes into our life when we give outmoney. Love comes into our life when we give out love.... and so on and so forth.If your life is lacking the first thing to look at is where you are lacking in not giving out whatit is you are hoping to attract.“Man receives only that which he gives. The Game of Life is a game of boomerangs. Man’sthoughts, deeds and words, return to him sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. Thisis the law of Karma, which is Sanskrit for “Comeback.” Whatsoever a man soweth, thatshall he also reap.”Important Lessons From Chapter 5Your thoughts, actions, and words create the life you are living now. What you think, speakand do will come back onto you. The more spiritually enlightened you become about thislaw the faster the karma will return to you.When we are aware of spiritual law but we continue to live life and speak words as if we areignorant of it then we suffer the most. This I can personally align with because my only“bad” moments in life were at times when I ‘forgot’ my spiritual teachings and I bought intowhat was happening in my reality at that moment. Instead of affirming my spiritualconnection I tried to do it all myself and it just never worked out well for me.“This is the perfect idea of man, registered in Divine Mind, awaiting man’s recognition; forman can only be what he sees himself to be, and only attain what he sees himselfattaining.”“Man sees first his failure or success, his joy or sorrow, before it swings into visibility fromthe scenes set in his own imagination. We have observed this in the mother picturingdisease for her child, or a woman seeing success for her husband.” Page 18 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 19. Chapter 6 – Casting The Burden Impressing The SubconsciousIn this chapter we learn about the fourth dimensional realm – the place where pure spiritresides (our soul) and where miracles happen. Physical awareness is third dimension andour spiritual or soul awareness is fourth dimension.Jesus Christ lived on earth from the fourth dimensional realm which allowed him to performmiracles as he had a direct connection to God, as we all do within us. The forth dimensionalrealm is the place of creativity and ideas. When we send out ideas to the fourth dimensionthey are going to an infinite plane. Directly to the Mind Of God.We access this realm firstly through meditation and also through our ability to use our wordto manifest our desires.This is the place where we use our ‘virtual’ senses – our third eye to see within. Where wecan cast our earthly burdens and have them transformed by the power of The Energy OfLife.The key is not to see this as a separate place but to acknowledge the connection betweenthe two – it lives within us. We are connected via our soul and the God-within to the fourthdimension and this allows us to ask and receive. When we explore this connection viameditation and learn to develop it life truly does become magical.“He [Jesus Christ] had overcome the world vibration, and functioned in the fourthdimensional realm, where there is only perfection, completion, life and joy.”Important Lessons From Chapter 6An intellectual knowledge of the Truth about the fourth dimension and the way our wordsand mind can connection is not enough. Being able to actually live in and bring results intoyour life as a result of knowing this information is the key to success.In the Bible there are many references to ‘casting your burden’ which means transferringyour worries and concerns from yourself to Christ so that he may work on them on yourbehalf. In Metaphysics this means taking your concerns and handing them over to TheEnergy of Life – your God-Mind within – so that it can be worked on spiritually and asolution found.“It seems almost impossible to make any headway directing the subconscious from theconscious, or reasoning mind, as the reasoning mind (the intellect) is limited in itsconceptions, and filled with doubts and fears. How scientific it then is, to cast the burdenupon the superconscious mind (or Christ within) where it is “made light,” or dissolved intoits “native nothingness.” Page 19 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 20. Whether it is financial lack, resentment, fear or any other negative emotion that is stoppingyou from being able to manifest you can cast these burdens over to God. Create anaffirmation and allow yourself to go free. Three mentioned in this chapter are:“I cast this burden on the Christ within, and I go free.”“I cast this burden of lack on the Christ (within) and I go free to have plenty!”“I cast this burden of resentment on the Christ within, and I go free, to be loving,harmonious and happy.”If your limited belief is lack, by casting the burden you cast it onto your super-conscious mind – your God Mind – the fourth dimensional realm, where the belief in plenty resides. “In steadily repeating If your limited belief is resentment, by casting the affirmation, “I cast the burden you cast it onto your super- this burden on the Christ conscious God Mind and into the fourth within, and go free,” the dimensional realm, where the belief in love and vision clears, and with it joy resides. a feeling of relief, and sooner or later comes It is important that you repeat this affirmation the manifestation of over and over again either silently to yourself good, be it health, or out loud. During meditation is a perfect time happiness or supply.” as you are in a deeper realm but any time is good. “The statement should be made over and overand over, sometimes for hours at a time, silently or audibly, with quietness butdetermination. “There is a phase that can happen before your manifestation appears where it appearseverything is going wrong. It is known as “darkness before the dawn”. This happens as yourold limiting beliefs are tested and removed by engaging in your new found tools.If your bank account looks empty your old limiting habit might be to panic, experience fearat not being able to pay the bills and talk to all your friends about how ‘broke’ you are.Now you are going through The Game Of Life & How To Play It you can recognize that thisway of thinking and behaving has been keeping you stuck in poverty and ensures youraccount stays empty. Now, with your new tools you understand that despite theappearance of your bank account you can stand in faith. Affirm your abundance. Cast yourburden and ask for a financial input from The Energy Of Life. Page 20 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 21. Before you receive your request though you may find things get worse before they getbetter. As you do your best to stand firm and use your new way of thinking. The “darknessbefore the dawn” period will definitely test your resolve. A student asked... “How long must one remain in the dark” and I replied, “until one can seein the dark,” and “casting the burden enables one to see in the dark.”In order to impress the subconscious, active faith is always essential. “Faith without worksis dead.” In these chapters I have endeavored to bring out this point.” It is important you show active faith in making this happen in your life. If you really wantthat job go out and buy a new suit for example. In this Chapter Florence uses an example ofa woman who wants to reconcile with her husband and after casting the burden she set aplace for him at the dinner table every night until one day he walked in.Music is a great way to access the fourth dimension. Play uplifting, spiritual music or anymusic that you love and that is positive in nature. Instrumental music, classical music,baroque music is particular great to help with relaxation and access to the fourth dimension.It can also help when you are going through your darkness and waiting for the dawn!You will know that the dawn is coming because you will be sent signs from The Energy OfLife. These will be small signs that all relate to what you have asked for. Take note of themand give thanks for them. Express your gratitude for receiving them and focus even more onyour desire as the dawn is on its way.Invariably, before a demonstration, come “signs of land“. Before Columbus reachedAmerica, he saw birds and twigs which showed him land was near. So it is with ademonstration; but often the student mistakes it for the demonstration itself, and isdisappointed.”Florence also encourages us to ‘make-believe’ – this is what we now call ‘fake it till youmake it’ and I am a big believer in using this method to help transform our life. The moreyou believe in your desire and you ‘act as if’ you already have it the more active faith youshow and the more chance of it showing up in your life.“Continually “making-believe,” impresses the subconscious. If one makes believe he is rich,and makes believe he is successful, in “due time he will reap.”“There is no peace or happiness for man, until he has erased all fear from thesubconscious. Fear is misdirected energy and must be redirected, or transmuted intoFaith.”Jesus Christ said, “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?” “All things are possible to himthat believeth.” Page 21 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 22. Walk up to the thing you are afraid of and it will disappear. This is the advice Florence givesus. By continually being in fear of a thing we keep it in place but by showing active faith weconfront it and help it to disappear.“Many of my students have come out of the bondage of poverty, and are now bountifullysupplied, through losing all fear of letting money go out. The subconscious is impressedwith the truth that God is the Giver and the Gift; therefore as one is one with the Giver, heis one with the Gift. A splendid statement is, “I now thank God the Giver for God the Gift.” We have been separated from The Energy Of Life for so long though thoughts of lack thatwe have not been able to access our supply of plenty and it may take ‘dynamite’ to dislodgethese old negative patterns. This means we must really focus on repeating our affirmationson a regular basis to help ourselves experience the prosperity (financial, spiritual, mental)that is our birthright.Whatever we do in life we must watch our thoughts and decide whether we are beingmotivated by fear or by faith.“Man should watch himself hourly to detect if his motive for action is fear or faith.“Choose ye this day whom we shall serve,” fear or faith.”When we realize just how much our thoughts of separation have kept us from enjoying ourprosperity – financial (money), spiritual (connection with The Energy Of Life within), mental(God-power), physical (perfect health) – and we decide to believe that there is no power inevil.... “The material world will fade away, and the fourth dimensional world, the “World of the Wondrous,” will swing into manifestation.” Page 22 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 23. Chapter 7 - LoveIn this chapter we learn about love and its power to open us up to the fourth dimensionalworld the world of the wonderousWith love Florence teaches us the joy is in the joy of giving. We expect nothing in returnwith real love and real love is free from fear and truly selfless. This can be a tall order formany of us where love is used as a weapon, a way to control those around us, a way todemand from others and hurt those closest to us.True love is the strongest magnetic force in the universe that draws to itself its own.Important lessons from Chapter 7The key to experiencing true love is to be able to provide unselfish love, that demandsnothing and blesses everyone no matter what you feel they have done to wrong you.When you have people in your life that you believe have done something to you or havewronged you look to yourself. What have you been doing to attract this kind of experienceto you?Each person in our life has something to teach us and we will experience freedom and truelove once we learn what the lessons are thatthey are here to teach.We suffer loss through our lack ofappreciation. "Money is God inNo one can be successfully unless they truly manifestation, aslove their work. freedom from want and limitation, but it must beNo one can attract money if they despise it. always kept in circulation to put to rightWe must be in harmony with what we want uses. Hoarding andto be able to attract it. saving react with grimIt is important to invest in assets and spend vengeance"money wisely as a way to gain more moneybut hoarding should always be avoided.Hoarding is a product of lack - a belief thatwhat you have might disappear.When you allow money to go out fearlessly and cheerfully you open the way for more tocome in.The great bank of the universe never fails. Page 23 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 24. "Money in itself, is good and beneficial, but used for destructive purposes, hoarded andsaved, or considered more important than love, brings disease and disaster, and the lossof the money itself."God is love. God is supply. When you follow the path of love you follow God.Unhappiness and disease come from the violation of the law of love. Hate, resentment,criticism, anger all of these emotions bring sickness and sorrow.Be loving and kind to those who anger you. Bless them and send them love. When you dolove is what comes back to you. Salute the divinity within all people. See only their good andyour relationship with them will improve.If you have wronged someone in the past and you are not able to put it right, then it can berighted by doing some good in the present. Ask for forgiveness and do good to others now.Sorrow, regret and remorse will poison your body. Let them go - they serve no purpose.Learn the lessons from what went on and let go of them all.As a parent always remember to put your child in Gods hands and know that they aredivinely protected. There is no need to worry and fear for them. Doing that can bring aboutthe thing you fear."So man is his brother’s keeper (in thought) and every man should know that the thing heloves dwells in “the secret place of the most high, and abides under the shadow of theAlmighty.”“There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” “Perfectlove casteth out fear. He that feareth is not made perfect in love,” and “Love is thefulfilling of the Law.” Page 24 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 25. Chapter 8 – Intuition or GuidanceThe Energy of Life provides us with both intuitive leads and guidance when we remain opento receiving messages. The flame that lights the fire to bring those leads and that guidanceto us is in the power of our words through affirmations.This chapter reinforces the lessons about the power of our word and lets us know that oncewe are aware of this power and use it along with our intuitive leads to co-create our lifenothing is greater than being able to do that.Waiting for, expecting and demanding intuitive leads is the key to success here. This isn’tabout asking and then doing what you believe needs to be done but patiently waiting forthe inspirational guidance that comes from above.“Infinite Spirit, open the way for my immediate supply, let all that is mine by divine right nowreach me, in great avalanches of abundance. Give me a definite lead, let me know if there isanything for me to do.”Important lessons from Chapter 8It is our words that are created and spoken as an affirmation that help to release our supplyfrom The Energy Of Life.The importance of giving and in particular tithing to create activity in one’s finances isimportant. A student of New Thought must always remember that giving opens the way forreceiving.What you give – when it is given with love and cheerfulness – will be blessed and returnedto you by Infinite Spirit.Not only should you give cheerfully but you should also pay your bills cheerfully too.All money should be sent out and paid out with fearlessness and a blessing because this isthe attitude that will help you become a master of money.Never ‘reason’ or argue with your intuitive leads/hunches. Just obey and follow them. Themore you learn to follow these leads the more you will receive. They will always lead youtowards your good.“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”Be aware that what you send out to others you bring to yourself. Many people bringunhappiness and illness to themselves through their condemnation of others. When youjudge others you open up a door for the same situation to happen to you. Page 25 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 26. Watch out for indecision as it will create a stumbling block for your life. If you are everunsure about what to do remember this affirmation:“I am always under direct inspiration; I make right decisions, quickly.”If you hand your will over to God you are not handing out responsibility or free will becauseit is God’s desire to give every man ‘every righteous desire of his heart’.That should make it easier for anyone to focus on working towards God’s will. Our willshould be used to back up the universal will for our life and our mantra needs to be “I willthat the will of God be done” – we can also use our will to hold the perfect vision withoutwavering.“As man becomes spiritually awakened herecognizes that any external inharmony isthe correspondence of mental inharmony. “I will restore to you theIf he stumbles or falls, he may know he is years the locusts havestumbling or falling in consciousness.” eaten.” The locusts are the doubts, fears,There is no loss in Divine mind. Even if it resentments and regretsseems we have hit on bad times or lost of mortal thinking.”anything it is important we affirm ourdisbelief in loss and our belief in The EnergyOf Life being our never ending supply.“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.”“These adverse thoughts, alone, rob man; for “No man gives to himself but himself, andno man takes away from himself, but himself.” Page 26 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 27. Chapter 9 - Perfect Self-Expression or The Divine DesignFor each of us there is a purpose in life. We are either moving towards our purpose or awayfrom it and in this chapter Florence gets us to begin the process of acknowledging that itexists.In this chapter we are taken through how to find the divine design for our own life. Thisperfect plan is not just a job but it includes love, health, wealth and self-expression. It is thecomplete elements of life which when experienced will bring happiness.We each have our own interpretation of what happiness is for us. In the past I believedaiming for riches is what I needed to do. Now my perfect self expression comes throughteaching, speaking, writing and using the internet to make my living. Add travel, livingabroad for months at a time (especially during the cold English winters) and enjoying loveand happiness with family and friends and my life is complete.I made the personal choice to become open to different ways of bringing inmoney/prosperity according to the divine design for my life. Winning competitions, winningthe lottery or bingo, finding money, being given money, receiving donations... there are somany ways that money can flow into my life and I choose to allow them all to happen ratherthan be limited into believing it must come from a business or via work.I am always open to Gods plan for my life and not my own. What you have to do now isspend time discovering your own perfect self-expression and the lessons in this chapter willhelp you with that.Important lessons from Chapter 9There is a place that you must fill in this lifethat no one else can fill. It is known as yourdivine design and if you are unaware of what "Infinite Spirit, open theit is there is an affirmation that will help you way for the Divine Designopen the door to discover it of my life to manifest; let the genius within me nowThe perfect plan for your life is NOT ABOUT a be released; let me seejob or money. It incorporates health, wealth, clearly the perfect plan."happiness, love and perfect self-expression.Your prefect self-expression should neverseem like work even if you do get paid for it.You may be familiar with actors saying theylove what they do and the money is a big bonus. Page 27 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 28. When what you choose to do in life is connected to and brought about by The Energy Of Lifeyou will always have the supply you need at hand to make it happen.It is important you demand definite hunches and intuitive leads from The Energy Of Life sothat the way is made easy and successful for you.Your perfect self-expression may come from you being a road sweeper or a home-maker ormaybe running a multi-million national corporation. It is not what YOU DO THAT matters buthow happy it makes you in life. I know people with high flying jobs earning six and sevenfigure incomes a year and they are miserable. The aim here is to remain happy in life andthat happiness allows you to attract health, wealth and love to you as well. All of thisbecomes your self-expression and helps you feel content and happy with life.Ask The Energy Of Life to come into your mind, dreams, meditation sessions and provideyou with ideas and flashes of what the perfect vision for your life is.Florence recommends that we do not force a mental picture by visualizing howevervisualization has become a popular way for many. In the law of attraction and The Secretthey recommend you see what you want and hold on to that image until it materializes.Florence Shinn is recommending you dont create your own image but you allow God to letyou know what you are here to fulfil.Which one you choose to follow has to come from your own personal choice. Maybe acombination of the two may work to help you create your perfect plan. If you need to learnmore about visioning Michael Beckwith provides products on it and is also a wonderfulmetaphysical/new thought teacher worth learning with.Because of its simplicity most people use and prefer visualizing to visioning. As you learn torely more on Gods purpose and will for your life rather than your own you may find youmove from visualizing to visioning. If you find that you want something, visualize and ask forit and when you get it you are still not happy maybe it is time to trying visioning instead.Visualization is forming your own opinion about what you want to manifest in your lifeVisioning comes from asking The Energy Of Life to open the doors for you to experience Hiswill for your life. The life visioning process takes a lot more faith but is far more rewarding.Some will say that one has more freedom of choice than the other but I believe that God isnever wrong. Whatever He chooses to flash into your mind is probably going to besomething you have always been doing anyway.As a parent it is important we give our children the space to find their own divine planrather than force what we believe they should be doing upon them."Every man is Jehoshaphat, and every man is David, who slays Goliath (mortal thinking)with the little white stone (faith). So man must be careful that he is not the “wicked and Page 28 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 29. slothful servant” who buried his talent. There is a terrible penalty to be paid for not usingone’s ability. Often fear stands between man and his perfect self-expression. Stage-frighthas hampered many a genius. This may be overcome by the spoken word, or treatment."When we are planning on making this happen in our life and they do not go to plan we needto look at whether our own plan/ego got in the way. I spent time believing I could invest inproperty without God. In fact I went through a period of believing every good that had comeinto my life was not because of Him but because of my own hard work. Three years laterhaving lost almost everything I had to apologize for speaking such rubbish and ask forforgiveness. In a financial mess I started my life again and will NEVER stray from The EnergyOf Life or the plan he has for my life. It was my own ego that told me to become a propertymillionaire. That was my will.Now I live my life based on His will. When I had a few properties managing was not fun forme – I found it a real headache (which is also what created me losing most of them). WithGod’s will what we choose to do is natural to us, fun, and excites us whether we get paid forit or not... that is how I feel about teaching and writing "A young boy came often to my class with his mother. He asked me to “speak the word”for his coming examinations at school. I told him to make the statement: “I am one withInfinite Intelligence. I know everything I should know on this subject.” He had an excellentknowledge of history, but was not sure of his arithmetic. I saw him afterwards, and hesaid: “I spoke the word for my arithmetic, and passed with the highest honors; butthought I could depend on myself for history, and got a very poor mark.” Man oftenreceives a set-back when he is “too sure of himself,” which means he is trusting to hispersonality and not the “Father within.”Once you are spiritually aware if you choose to turn your back on it and rely on your ownstrength I believe the karma that results from that is instant and is there is simply teach youhow much easier life flows when you are living in the flow of it. All it takes is to come backto the spiritual laws that you know govern you and live by them. Life for me, when I flow inThe Energy, flows wonderfully well.Anger, fear and worry and all ‘deadly sins’ that will result in life being experienced fromthose perspectives so let them go and affirm your faith.The Energy Of Life lives in the world of completion. Do you have unfinished business? Doyou need to complete things or unclear clutter to allow your good to come to you? If youare always starting and never finishing things you train your subconscious to never finishand your desires are never finished – they never reach you. If there is delay look at what isincomplete in your life.Are you great at giving to others but not good at receiving from people? Again, you blockyour flow of energy if you are unable to receive or you always refuse gifts from other Page 29 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 30. people. If you are happy to give to someone then be happy to receive when someone wantsto give to you.“Man should receive gracefully the bread returning to him upon the water—freely ye havegiven, freely ye shall receive. There is always the perfect balance of giving and receiving,and though man should give without thinking of returns, he violates law if he does notaccept the returns which come to him; for all gifts are from God, man being merely thechannel.”Never hold thoughts of lack over another. If I offer you money and you believe I do not haveit to give then you keep me stuck in poverty. I have offered it to you so take it. Even if youknow I have no money right now. The act of giving it to you will help me release the abilityto get more money in. The act of taking what is given will help you release the ability toaccept gifts – money or anything else. When you speak words about a friend being poor youkeep them poor. When you believe they are poor and have nothing to give you again youare helping to keep them poor. Instead bless them for whatever they can offer no matterhow small it is and affirm their divine right to experience abundance.“For example: When the man gave me the one cent, I did not say: “Poor man, he cannotafford to give me that.” I saw him rich and prosperous, with his supply pouring in. It wasthis thought which brought it. If one has been a bad receiver, he must become a good one,and take even a postage stamp if it is given him, and open up his channels for receiving.” Page 30 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 31. Chapter 10 – Denials and AffirmationsAs we come to the end of this important book our focus turns to how to make it all happen.I use meditation, visioning and affirmations to ensure my life stays spiritual blessed and I amalways connected to The Energy Of Life.Florence focuses our attention on using affirmations and reminds us that everything that isours by Divine right can be ours as long as we learn to use the right words to release it. It isour spoken word or intention that helps to begin the process. It is our faith that ensures ourdesire is given to us and it is our constant belief in the power of giving to receive that helpssmooth the whole thing along.All of this must come from a pure heart, which to me means do not give money becauseyou hope it will come back to you. That will not work. When you give because you have it togive and when the giving becomes enough even if you get nothing back in return but yousimply enjoy the pleasure of giving - that helps to set up the right mind we need to receive.Important lessons from Chapter 10We will only receive what we speak and continue to speak on a daily basis. If we affirmprosperity and then spend the next few days telling our friends about how broke and poorwe are then we ruin our chances of receiving."All the good that is to be made manifest in man’s life is already an accomplished fact indivine mind, and is released through man’s recognition, or spoken word, so he must becareful to decree that only the Divine Idea be made manifest, for often, he decrees,through his “idle words,” failure or misfortune."Writing affirmations so they focus on what we desire and in a way that shows we alreadybelieve we have what we want is importanteg "Infinite Spirit, open the way for my right and perfect health. I give thanks it nowmanifests under grace in a perfect way.”When asking for anything from The Energy Of Life it is important to focus on receiving itunder grace in a perfect way so that someone does not have to get injured or die so thatyou can receive what you ask for. You want to ensure it is given to you in a way that isperfect for all concerned.We are limited by our own expectations and the limits of our subconcious mind. You can askfor a million dollars for as long as you like, if you dont truly believe you are worth thatamount you will never receive it. You need to know yourself. I found it easier to ask forsmall amounts (a few hundred) and work up from there. More recently I prefer not to putany limit on it and I just ask. I see the amount I receive as a direct relation to where mymoney consciousness is and how much I believe I am worth. Until you are able to enlargeyour expectancies - which can only happen as you connect more to The Energy Of Life viameditation - you will only ever receive what you believe you are worth. Page 31 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 32. You must always ask and give thanks, believing and having faith that what you have askedfor will come to you. Begging and pleading is never necessary and sets up a belief of lack oreven disbelief that you will receive."Continually affirming establishes the belief in the subconscious. It would not be necessaryto make an affirmation more than once if one had perfect faith! One should not plead orsupplicate, but give thanks repeatedly, that he has received."If you are inspired or guided towards buying something that relates to what you desire thengo ahead and buy it.Stand firm and wait. This can often be the difficult part for people if they believe what theyask for is not coming fast enough for them. Have you ever watched a plant grow? Who hasthe patience to do that... and yet when you plant a seed you expect a plant to grow andthen a flower on the plant. Waiting for your request to come in can be a little like watching a plant grow. Difficult to wait for! Affirm your belief in what you have asked for. Never talk badly about it not happening "I am asked so often the difference or not coming your way. Give to those between visualizing and visioning. who have less than you have. Give Visualizing is a mental process money or give of your time. Affirm that governed by the reasoning or you deserve good and expect it. Give conscious mind; visioning is a thanks for it and say your affirmations. spiritual process, governed by intuition, or the superconscious If we have even faith - and eventually mind. The student should train his after experiencing results we will have - mind to receive these flashes of we need only ask for something once inspiration, and work out the and give thanks knowing it is already on “divine pictures,” through definite the way to us. leads. When a man can say, “I desire only that which God desires "A student once made this wonderful for me,” his false desires fade from statement, “When I ask the Father for the consciousness, and a new set anything, I put my foot down, and I of blueprints is given him by the say: Father, I’ll take nothing less than Master Architect, the God within.” I’ve asked for, but more!” So man should never compromise: “Having done all—Stand.” This is sometimes the most difficult time ofdemonstrating. The temptation comes to give up, to turn back, to compromise. “He alsoserves who only stands and waits.”Sometimes what we ask for will come at the very last minute. Right as we might be ready togive up. Look at whether you held on and was resisting. Read the chapter on non-resistanceto remind you to let go and let God :) Page 32 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 33. "When a student is able to let go of his problem (cast his burden) he will haveinstantaneous manifestation."If you find you have been negative about whether you will receive what you have asked forthen follow it up with an affirmation that will affirm you deny what you just said and believein your ability to receive.“God’s plan for each man transcends the limitation of the reasoning mind, and is alwaysthe square of life, containing health, wealth, love and perfect self-expression. Many a manis building for himself in imagination a bungalow when he should be building a palace."We must give up thinking we know what is best or we know what action we need to takebased on our ego/rational mind. Instead we need to learn how to connect to our divineinner wisdom. Listen to the hunches and ‘leads’ we receive from our inner voice/intuitionand follow them. The more you listen the faster and harder they will come to you. Whenyou fail to listen recognize that. Get a clear understanding of what the result was becauseyou did not pay attention.I bought a very nice digital halogen oven from eBay and while buying it I had a very strongfeeling I really shouldn’t. It was almost screaming at me. This wasn’t my first time buyingsomething. I had bought a juicer and it was working well. I ignored that feeling. 37 days afterbuying it for £50 (approx $80) it broke down. The company I bought it from had a 30 dayreturn policy and I hadn’t taken out the eBay insurance. The item went in the bin and Ilearnt a valuable lesson!When it comes to listening to your inner voice there will be times you listen and times youdon’t. For that one example when I didn’t I can give you 50 when I did. I listen more timesthan I don’t but when I don’t there is always a consequence. Now more than ever becauseof my spiritual awareness the lessons come to me very quickly.“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently. Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.”If you are looking for healing/health or to be cured call on the Christ within. The phrase “Inthe name of Jesus Christ” is a very powerful one when saying affirmations and shouldalways be incorporated within any affirmation for health and wellness.“Christ was both person and principle; and the Christ within each man is his Redeemer andSalvation. The Christ within, is his own fourth dimensional self, the man made in God’simage and likeness. This is the self which has never failed, never known sickness or sorrow,was never born and has never died. It is the “resurrection and the life” of each man! “Noman cometh to the Father save by the Son,” means, that God, the Universal, working onthe place of the particular, becomes the Christ in man; and the Holy Ghost, means God-inaction. So daily, man is manifesting the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost.” Page 33 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 34. It is important that we become the co-creator of our life in partnership with The Energy OfLife. Using creativity become an artist and paint the divine designs of your life based uponthe images, leads and intuitive hunches you receive from God. Stand in absolute faith thatnothing and no one will stand in the way of your desire being fulfilled – not even yourself!Affirm your belief in receiving, always remember to give or to follow a hunch to gosomewhere, ring someone or buy something related to your desire. Your ideal will be madereal when you believe that nothing is more powerful than The Energy Of Life to help youmake it manifest.“All power is given man (through right thinking) to bring his heaven upon his earth, andthis is the goal of the “Game of Life.” The simple rules are fearless faith, nonresistance andlove!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 Truthwhich makes him free”— free to fulfill his destiny, tobring into manifestation the “Divine Design of his life, Health, Wealth, Love and Perfect Self-Expression.” “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Page 34 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
  • 35. Chapter 11 – AffirmationsIn the book Florence Shinn provides us with a range of affirmations to help us start ourjourney towards prosperity and learning how to talk with The Energy Of Life.I believe in the power of writing our own affirmations so I am not going to repeat themhere. They are available on the blog:http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn/the-game-of-life-and-how-to-play-it-affirmations/It is important you learn how to write and feel your own affirmations into existence as theyhave far more power than anything written by someone else.Writing your own affirmations also helps you to regain power and take charge of your ownlife. You are relying on your own words to create power and connect with the God withinyou.If you want to learn how to successfully write affirmations you can read my eBookUsing The Power Of Affirmations which is available for your reading pleasure here:http://inspirationalguidance.com/store/products/writing-affirmations-ebook/Remember as you buy this eBook to send out your money with love and with a gratefulheart because all that we give out is returned to us. Page 35 Provided by http://inspirationalguidance.com/florencescovelshinn
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