Quotes from “The Game of Life and How To Play It”

Author: Florence Scovel Shinn

Whatever man feels deeply or images clearly, is impressed upon the subconscious mind, and carried out in minutest detail.

“There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.”

He taught that every man had the power to bless and to multiply, to heal and to prosper.

Nothing stands between man and his highest ideals and every desire of his heart, but doubt and fear. When man can “wish without worrying,” every desire will be instantly fulfilled.

we can see we must substitute faith for fear, for fear is only inverted faith; it is faith in evil instead of good.

The object of the game of life is to see clearly one’s good and to obliterate all mental pictures of evil. This must be done by impressing the subconscious mind with a realization of good.

A very brilliant man, who has attained great success, told me he had suddenly erased all fear from his consciousness by reading a sign which hung in a room. He saw printed, in large letters this statement—“ Why worry, it will probably never happen.” These words were stamped indelibly upon his subconscious mind, and he has now a firm conviction that only good can come into his life, therefore only good can manifest.

man can change his conditions by changing his words. Any man who does not know the power of the word, is behind the times. “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” (Prov. 18: 21.)

One of the greatest messages given to the race through the scriptures is that God is man’s supply and that man can release, through his spoken word, all that belongs to him by divine right. He must, however, have perfect faith in his spoken word.

If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.

Man must prepare for the thing he has asked for, when there isn’t the slightest sign of it in sight.

Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.

“No man can fail, if some one person sees him successful.”

I knew a man who said, “I always miss a car. It invariably pulls out just as I arrive.” His daughter said: “I always catch a car. It’s sure to come just as I get there.” This occurred for years. Each had made a separate law for himself, one of failure, one of success. This is the psychology of superstitions.

If one is willing to do a thing he is afraid to do, he does not have to. It is the law of nonresistance, which is so little understood. Someone has said that courage contains genius and magic. Face a situation fearlessly, and there is no situation to face; it falls away of its own weight.

The body may be renewed and transformed through the spoken word and clear vision, and disease be completely wiped out of the consciousness. The metaphysician knows that all disease has a mental correspondence, and in order to heal the body one must first “heal the soul.” The soul is the subconscious mind, and it must be “saved” from wrong thinking.

When the subconscious is flooded with the perfect ideas of the superconscious, God and man are one.

It is safe to say that all sickness and unhappiness come from the violation of the law of love.

Every disease is caused by a mind not at ease.

Unforgiveness is the most prolific cause of disease.

Any inharmony on the external indicates there is mental inharmony. “As the within, so the without.”

love and good-will destroy the enemies within one’s self, therefore, one has no enemies on the external! “There is peace on earth for him who sends good-will to man!”

Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely nonresistant person.

Therefore, evil is a false law man has made for himself, through psychoma or soul sleep. Soul sleep means, that man’s soul has been hypnotized by the race belief (of sin, sickness and death, etc.) which is carnal or mortal thought, and his affairs have out-pictured his illusions.

People often say, “why does a little child attract illness, when it is too young even to know what it means?” I answer that children are sensitive and receptive to the thoughts of others about them, and often outpicture the fears of their parents.

However, the man who is centered and established in right thinking, the man who sends out only good- will to his fellow-man, and who is without fear, cannot be touched or influenced by the negative thoughts of others. In fact, he could then receive only good thoughts, as he himself, sends forth only good thoughts.

“I don’t want to be a door-mat.” I reply “when you use nonresistance with wisdom, no one will ever be able to walk over you.”

When there is, in him, no emotional response to an inharmonious situation, it fades away forever, from his pathway.

Life is a mirror, and we find only ourselves reflected in our associates.

Man should bless the past, and forget it, if it keeps him in bondage, and bless the future, knowing it has in store for him endless joys, but live fully in the now.

It is man’s divine right to have plenty! More than enough!

Man receives only that which he gives.

Karma, which is Sanskrit for “Comeback.” “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

man can only be what he sees himself to be, and only attain what he sees himself attaining.

Desire is a tremendous force, and must be directed in the right channels, or chaos ensues.

Man should always demand only that which is his by divine right.

man always gets just what he desires when he does relinquish personal will, thereby enabling Infinite Intelligence to work through him.

Man’s supply is inexhaustible and unfailing when fully trusted, but faith or trust must precede the demonstration. “According to your faith be it unto you.” “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”— for faith holds the vision steady, and the adverse pictures are dissolved and dissipated, and “in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Jesus Christ brought the good news (the gospel) that there was a higher law than the law of Karma — and that that law transcends the law of Karma. It is the law of grace, or forgiveness. It is the law which frees man from the law of cause and effect— the law of consequence. “Under grace and not under law.”

We are told that on this plane, man reaps where he has not sown; the gifts of God are simply poured out upon him. “All that the Kingdom affords is his.” This continued state of bliss awaits the man who has overcome the race (or world) thought.

In the world thought there is tribulation, but Jesus Christ said: “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” The world thought is that of sin, sickness and death. He saw their absolute unreality and said sickness and sorrow shall pass away and death itself, the last enemy, be overcome.

We know now, from a scientific standpoint, that death could be overcome by stamping the subconscious mind with the conviction of eternal youth and eternal life. The subconscious, being simply power without direction, carries out orders without questioning.

Working under the direction of the superconscious (the Christ or God within man) the “resurrection of the body” would be accomplished.

the superconscious mind (or Christ within) is the department which fights man’s battle and relieves him of burdens.

In order to impress the subconscious, active faith is always essential.

The subconscious is often impressed through music. Music has a fourth dimensional quality and releases the soul from imprisonment.

Another woman often dances while making her affirmations. The rhythm and harmony of music and motion carry her words forth with tremendous power.

Continually “making-believe,” impresses the subconscious.

There is no peace or happiness for man, until he has erased all fear from the subconscious. Fear is misdirected energy and must be redirected, or transmuted into Faith.

I am asked, so often by my students, “How can I get rid of fear?” I reply, “By walking up to the thing you are afraid of.” “The lion takes its fierceness from your fear.” Walk up to the lion, and he will disappear; run away and he runs after you.

Then do not avoid the people feared; be willing to meet them cheerfully, and they will either prove “golden links in the chain of one’s good,” or disappear harmoniously from one’s pathway.

Perhaps one’s fear is of disease or germs. Then one should be fearless and undisturbed in a germ-laden situation, and he would be immune.

One can only contract germs while vibrating at the same rate as the germ, and fear drags men down to the level of the germ. Of course, the disease laden germ is the product of carnal mind, as all thought must objectify. Germs do not exist in the superconscious or Divine Mind, therefore are the product of man’s “vain imagination.”

“In the twinkling of an eye,” man’s release will come when he realizes there is no power in evil.

The material world will fade away, and the fourth dimensional world, the “World of the Wondrous,” will swing into manifestation.

“And I saw a new heaven, and a new earth — and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.”

that “love is a cosmic phenomenon,” and opens to man the fourth dimensional world, “The World of the Wondrous.”

Real love is selfless and free from fear. It pours itself out upon the object of its affection, without demanding any return. Its joy is in the joy of giving. Love is God in manifestation, and the strongest magnetic force in the universe. Pure, unselfish love draws to itself its own; it does not need to seek or demand. Scarcely anyone has the faintest conception of real love.

Man is selfish, tyrannical or fearful in his affections, thereby losing the thing he loves. Jealousy is the worst enemy of love, for the imagination runs riot, seeing the loved one attracted to another, and invariably these fears objectify if they are not neutralized.

There is nothing too great of accomplishment for the man who knows the power of his word, and who follows his intuitive leads. By the word he starts in action unseen forces and can rebuild his body or remold his affairs.

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.

What man condemns in others, he attracts to himself.

Indecision is a stumbling block in many a pathway. In order to overcome it, make the statement, repeatedly, “I am always under direct inspiration; I make right decisions, quickly.”

It is so much easier, for the average person, to have fear than faith; so faith is an effort of the will.

There is for each man, perfect self-expression. There is a place which 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! This achievement is held, a perfect idea in Divine Mind, awaiting man’s recognition. As the imaging faculty is the creative faculty, it is necessary for man to see the idea, before it can manifest.

every man is David, who slays Goliath (mortal thinking) with the little white stone (faith).

Man goes through many births and deaths, until he knows the truth which sets him free.

Man manifests, on any plane, the sum total of his subconscious beliefs.

However, birth and death are man-made laws, for the “wages of sin is death”; the Adamic fall in consciousness through the belief in two powers. The real man, spiritual man, is birthless and deathless! He never was born and has never died —“ As he was in the beginning, he is now, and ever shall be!”

Continually affirming establishes the belief in the subconscious. It would not be necessary to make an affirmation more than once if one had perfect faith! One should not plead or supplicate, but give thanks repeatedly, that he has received.

A man was spending the night in a farmhouse. The windows of the room had been nailed down, and in the middle of the night he felt suffocated and made his way in the dark to the window. He could not open it, so he smashed the pane with his fist, drew in draughts of fine fresh air, and had a wonderful night’s sleep. The next morning, he found he had smashed the glass of a bookcase and the window had remained closed during the whole night. He had supplied himself with oxygen, simply by his thought of oxygen.

I am asked so often the difference between visualizing and visioning. Visualizing is a mental process governed by the reasoning or conscious mind; visioning is a spiritual process, governed by intuition, or the superconscious mind.

When a man can say, “I desire only that which God desires for me,” his false desires fade from the consciousness, and a new set of blueprints is given him by the Master Architect, the God within. God’s plan for each man transcends the limitation of the reasoning mind, and is always the square of life, containing health, wealth, love and perfect self-expression. Many a man is building for himself in imagination a bungalow when he should be building a palace.

Man will reach the stage where his “word is made flesh,” or materialized, instantly.

All power is given man (through right thinking) to bring his heaven upon his earth, and this is the goal of the “Game of Life.” The simple rules are fearless faith, nonresistance and love!

Divine Love floods my consciousness with health, and every cell in my body is filled with light.

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Quotes From “Ashtavakra Gita”

that joy, supreme joy, and awareness is what you are, so be happy.

Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and actionless consciousness, the all-pervading witness — unattached to anything, desireless and at peace. It is from illusion that you seem to be involved in samsara.

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By following the super-conscious we attain the heights. In the intuition, are the pictures of eternal youth and eternal life, where death itself is overcome. We have the power to impress the subconscious mind with the picture of Eternal youth and Eternal life. The subconscious, being simply power without direction, carries out the idea, and we have our bodies transmuted into the body which can never die.

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Change your expectancies and you change your conditions.

Begin to act as if you expected success, happiness and abundance; prepare for your good.

Do something to show you expect it to come, active faith alone, will impress the subconscious.