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The Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovell Shinn

Magic of IntuitionWhat a wonderful story! Louise Hay, of Hay Ride and Hay House fame, was contacted by an out-of-print bookseller when he found an unpublished manuscript by metaphysician Florence Scovell Shinn. He wanted to know if she wanted to publish it. Did she!

I’ve been a fan of Mrs. Shinn for decades. Come to think of it, Louise Hay, too. Both of these women helped me find my path in the world, and more to the point, stay on it.

Florence Shinn was a master at affirmation. She took it to a new level, and in her “new” book, she does it again. In ten lessons, she reduces life to its highest common denominator: God is in charge, and I let God have its perfect way with me, my life, and my affairs.

She quotes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “A man’s life is a history of his fears.” Why not make it a history of your faith? That way you can say, “This is the health that faith built! This is the house that faith built! This is the wealth that faith built! This is the success, joy and happiness that faith built!”

Every year, one or another student of mine asks me about studying “Advanced” Metaphysics. I always smile and say, “There’s no such thing.” Metaphysics is so profound that it doesn’t need an advanced course.

That’s why—every year—I find a new basic metaphysics book and remember why I practice this miraculous way of living. This year, my basic book is The Magic Path of Intuition.

It’s helping me manifest what I need as I go through huge life changes at the moment, and it feels as brand-new as the day I first read Aristotle, the one who started it all.

I’m so glad Louise published this book. Go get it. Practice what’s in it. I know you’ll agree with me.

Wise Words of Self-Wisdom IV

I got the germs of the next few Seeds from my friend urban shaman Donna Henes’ blog on Beliefnet. She called them Wise Words of Self-Wisdom.

Joanne Siewert suggests, “Every problem can be solved with the proper application of the means at hand. Maybe not easily, happily, cheaply or painlessly—but it can be done if you have the will; you already have the means—yourself!”

Oh, it’s so important to remember this! Especially when we’re dealing with hopelessness or despair. Problems come with the means at hand to solve them. All problems. No exceptions.

One of the great truths of the spiritual life is that God most often doesn’t mail you a check to pay the rent, instead, what you get is an idea. Ideas are the currency of the Divine in our lives.

Not all ideas are implementable easily, happily, cheaply or painlessly, but I can assure you that all ideas are implementable because you are the precious being in which the ideas arise, and that means you always have yourself to take the actions needed.

Seeds XVI, 26

10 Power Thoughts for a More Rewarding Life by Louise Hay

 Number 1 I choose to feel good about myself each day. Every morning I remind myself that I can make the choice to feel good. This is a new habit for me to cultivate.
 Number 2 I am always presented with new and wonderful opportunities. I flow with what is happening in the moment.
 Number 3 Love is the miracle cure. Loving myself works miracles in my life.
 Number 4 I am the creative power in my world. I express myself creatively as much as possible.
 Number 5 Good now flows in my life from expected and unexpected channels.
 Number 6 My heart is open. I am willing to release all resistance.
 Number 7 I am unlimited in my own ability to create the good in my life.
 Number 8 I keep my thoughts centered on what I wish to experience.
 Number 9 Life created me to be fulfilled. I now release all expectations, and I know that I am taken care of.
 Number 10 My joyful thoughts create my joyful world.