The last time I worried about money was about 2 years ago. I was in the midst of a transition after losing BOTH of my jobs and my car all in one weekend. I still had rent to pay and I hate owing people money so I was literally sick to my stomach trying to figure out how I would take care of myself.
Guess what happened? It all worked out.
Who cares- As long as it worked out!
But, really, doesn’t it always work out? Nothing is really that devastating. Life is never really that hard. It is our attachment to what we believe we should experience that causes us misery.
When things came together for me emotionally, I had a major epiphany that has saved me years of worrying. Every time I find myself feeling uncertain about my next wave of income I remember that day when things worked out and the relief I felt. I make that feeling of relief my personal state of being and I trust that my life will be a cycle of ups and downs, gently dancing with each other to create a powerful, unique adventure.
There will be times when I don’t know how I am going to make it but during those times I will reach back into my memory and simply decide to trust that life is unfolding as it should.
Florence Scovel Shinn, my favorite author, wrote a book called, The Game of Life & How To Play It. It changed my life forever. I learned to trust in my provision using an unwavering faith that has proven itself time and time again.
Here is a passage about prosperity from Florence Scovel Shinn that shaped the way I view provision and allowed me to NEVER fear not having enough.
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.
Isaiah said, “My word shall not return unto me void, but shall accomplish that where it is sent.” We know now, that words and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever moulding man’s body and affairs.
A woman came to me in great distress and said she was to be sued on the fifteenth of the month for three thousand dollars. She knew no way of getting the money and was in despair.
I told her God was her supply, and that there is a supply for every demand.
So I spoke the word! I gave thanks that the woman would receive three thousand dollars at the right time in the right way. I told her she must have perfect faith, and act her perfect faith. The fifteenth came but no money had materialized.
She called me on the ‘phone and asked what she was to do.
I replied, “It is Saturday, so they won’t sue you today, Your part is to act rich, thereby showing perfect faith that you will receive it by Monday.” She asked me to lunch with her to keep up her courage. When I joined her at a restaurant, I said, “This is no time to economize. Order an expensive luncheon, act as if you have already received the three thousand dollars.”
“All things whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” “You must act as if you had already received.” The next morning she called me on the ‘phone and asked me to stay with her during the day, I said “No, you are divinely protected and God is never too late.”
In the evening she ‘phoned again, greatly excited and said, “My dear, a miracle has happened! I was sitting in my room this morning, when the doorbell rang, I said to the maid: ‘Don’t let anyone in.’ The maid however, looked out the window and said, ‘It’s your cousin with the long white beard.’
So I said, ‘Call him back. I would like to see him.’ He was just turning the corner, when he heard the maid’s voice, and he came back.
He talked for about an hour, and just as he was leaving he said, ‘Oh, by the way, how are finances?’
I told him I needed the money, and he said, ‘Why, my dear, I will give you three thousand dollars the first of the month.
I didn’t like to tell him I was going to be sued. What shall I do? I won’t receive it till the first of the month, and I must have it tomorrow.” I said, “I’ll keep on ‘treating.'”
I said, “Spirit is never too late. I give thanks she has received the money on the invisible plane and that it manifests on time.” The next morning her cousin called her up and said, “Come to my office this morning and I will give you the money.” That afternoon, she had three thousand dollars to her credit in the bank, and wrote checks as rapidly as her excitement would permit.
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for. For example: A man came to me asking me to speak the word that a certain debt would be wiped out.
I found he spent his time planning what he would say to the man when he did not pay his bill, thereby neutralizing my words. He should have seen himself paying the debt.
We have a wonderful illustration of this in the bible, relating to the three kings who were in the desert, without water for their men and horses. They consulted the prophet Elisha, who gave them this astonishing message:
“Thus saith the Lord – Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain, yet make this valley full of ditches.”
Man must prepare for the thing he has asked for, when there isn’t the slightest sign of it in sight.
For example: A woman found it necessary to look for an apartment during the year when there was a great shortage of apartments in New York. It was considered almost an impossibility, and her friends were sorry for her and said, “Isn’t it too bad, you’ll have to store your furniture and live in a hotel.” She replied, “You needn’t feel sorry for me, I’m a superman, and I’ll get an apartment.”
She spoke the words: “Infinite Spirit, open the way for the right apartment.” She knew there was a supply for every demand, and that she was “unconditioned,” working on the spiritual plane, and that “one with God is a majority.”
She had contemplated buying new blankets, when the “tempter,” the adverse thought or reasoning mind, suggested, “Don’t buy the blankets, perhaps, after all, you won’t get an apartment and you will have no use for them.” She promptly replied (to herself): “I’ll dig my ditches by buying the blankets!” So she prepared for the apartment – acted as though she already had it.
She found one in a miraculous way, and it was given to her although there were over two hundred other applicants.
The blankets showed active faith.
It is needless to say that the ditches dug by the three kings in the desert were filled to over-flowing. (Read, II Kings)
Getting into the spiritual swing of things is no easy matter for the average person. The adverse thoughts of doubt and fear surge from the subconscious. They are the “army of the aliens” which must be put to flight. This explains why it is so often, “darkest before the dawn.”
A big demonstration is usually preceded by tormenting thoughts.
Having made a statement of high spiritual truth one challenges the old beliefs in the subconscious, and “error is exposed” to be put out.
This is the time when one must make his affirmations of truth repeatedly, and rejoice and give thanks that he has already received, “Before ye call I shall answer.” This means that “every good and perfect gift” is already man’s awaiting his recognition.
Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
Affirmations For Prosperity by Florence Scovel Shinn
Choose an affirmation and repeat it to yourself until you believe it.
All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in great avalanches of abundance, under grace in miraculous ways.
My supply is endless, inexhaustible and immediate and comes to me under grace in perfect ways.
Unexpected doors fly open, unexpected channels are free, and endless avalanches of abundance are poured out upon me, under grace in perfect ways.
I spend money under direct inspiration wisely and fearlessly, knowing my supply is endless and immediate.
I am linked with an endless golden stream of prosperity which comes to me under grace in perfect ways.
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