Man’s word is his wand filled with magic and power!
Jesus Christ emphasized the power of the word; “By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned,” and “death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
So man has power to change an unhappy condition by waving over it the wand of his word.
In the place of sorrow appears joy, in the place of sickness appears health, in the place of lack appears plenty.
For example: A woman came for a treatment for prosperity. She possessed just two dollars in the world.
I said: “We bless the two dollars and know that you have the magic purse of the Spirit; it can never be depleted; as money goes out, immediately money comes in, undergrace in perfect ways.
I see it always crammed, jammed with money: Yellow bills, green bills, pink checks, blue checks, white checks, gold, silver and currency. I see it bulging with abundance!”
She replied: “I feel my bag heavy with money,” and was so filled with faith that she gave me one of her dollars as a love offering. I did not dare refuse it and see lack for her, as it was important that I hold the picture of plenty.
Shortly afterwards she was made a gift of six thousand dollars. Fearless faith and the spoken word brought it to pass.
The affirmation of the magic purse is very powerful, as it brings a vivid picture to the mind. It is impossible not to see your purse or wallet filled with money when using the words, “crammed, jammed.”
The imaging faculty is the creative faculty and it is important to choose words which bring a flash of the fulfillment of the demand.
Florence Scovel Shinn was an artist, an author and a metaphysics teacher in New York in the early part of the 20th century. Her books are remarkable and revolutionary in her times. They are profound, full of wisdom and have inspired thousands of people for several decades.
She taught that life is a game and in order to play it well, one must learn to understand the universal laws that govern it. She showed her students and readers how to win health, prosperity and happiness by mastering the game. By sharing real-life stories, she illustrates how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making one a winner in life - able to control life‘s conditions and release abundance through knowledge of spiritual law.
Florence Scovel Shinn had the ability to explain her success principles and how they work in an entertaining and easy-to-read style. She can be considered one of last century‘s most popular success teachers and in 1925, Florence decided to publish her first book —The Game of Life and How to Play It“. After unsuccessfully finding a publisher for her work, she published it herself. Her second book, —Your Word is Your Wand“ followed in 1928 and her final book —The Secret Door to Success“ was published in 1940 shortly before her death on October 17, 1940. A fourth book, —The Power of the Spoken Word“ is a compendium of her notes, gathered by one of her students and published posthumously in 1945.