Archive for August, 2010
You are entitled to every good thing. Therefore expect nothing but good. Defeat does not need to follow victory. You don’t have to “knock wood” every time you congratulate yourself that things have been going well with you. Victory should follow victory. No limitation rests upon you. So don’t let any enter your life. Everything that is involved in supply is a thing of thought. Now reach out, stretch your mind, try to comprehend unlimited thought, unlimited supply. THINK: Success begets Success.
We make our own heaven or our own hell, and the only heaven or hell that will ever be ours is that of our own making. The order of the universe is one thing we take our lives out of harmony with and so pervert the laws under which we live, and make it another. The order is the all good. We pervert the laws, and what we call evil is the result – simply the result of the violation of law; and we then wonder that a just and loving God could permit such and such things. We wonder at what we term the “strange, inscrutable dispensations of Providence,” when all is of our own making. We can be our own best friends or we can be our own worst enemies; and the only real enemy one can ever have is the self, the real and very self.
Why should you deliberately open your mind to receive? Because most of us have endured a pinched, narrow existence for no good reason. We have blocked our good from getting through to us in the process. If this has happened to you, there is something you can do about it! In Catherine Ponder’s “Open Your Mind to Receive,” learn how to accept the Good that you Desire – and Deserve. It is God’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom and it should be your good pleasure to receive it.
You are, at this very moment, drawing into your world that which you are now conscious of being. If you are dissatisfied with your present expression in life the only way to change it, is to take your attention away form that which seems so real to you and rise in consciousness to that which you desire to be. You cannot serve two masters. So can’t you see why the millions of prayers are unanswered? To be conscious of being poor and to pray to a God for riches is to be rewarded with that which you are conscious of being – which is poverty. Prayers to be successful must be claiming rather than begging – so if you would pray for riches turn from your picture of poverty by denying the very evidence of your senses and assume the nature of being wealthy.
I say again that the opportunity to get rich, to attain unto great wealth, is here now, within the reach of almost every man and woman who hears me speak tonight, and I mean just what I say. I have come to tell you what in God’s sight I believe to be the truth, and if the years of life have been of any value to me in the attainment of common sense, I know I am right – that the men and women sitting here have within their reach “acres of diamonds,” opportunities to get largely wealthy. I say it is the truth, and I want you to accept it as such; for if you think I have come to simply recite something, then I would better not be here. I have no time to waste in any such talk, but to say the things I believe, and unless some of you get richer for what I am saying tonight my time is wasted.
Don’t ever allow ANYONE to control YOUR Thoughts, Emotions and Behavior. You – and ONLY you – assume, establish and control YOUR State of Mind. Regardless of what is transpiring in the external world, i.e., the events, circumstances and behavior of people, you are the ONLY one responsible for YOUR State of Mind. Decide today – right here, right now – to assume a State of Mind that demands Success and Riches and is not willing to accept Poverty or Failure in any amount or at any level. Decide today – right here, right now – to assume a State of Mind of which YOU have total and absolute control and that YOU will not allow or permit YOUR State of Mind to be influenced or controlled by any person, event or circumstance.
Whether or not your Goal is “Attainable” is a direct function of variables that depend on YOU. Whether or not your Goal is “Realistic,” on the other hand, does not necessarily depend on you, but rather, whether or not your Goal can be achieved in accordance with Universal Laws. A “Realistic” Goal is simply another way of stating that the Goal is possible as a matter of Universal or God’s Laws. If it is NOT possible as a matter of Universal Law, then it is NOT realistic. All things must comply with God’s Laws. The Universe must comply with God’s Laws.
Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle. It is a game. It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law. “Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.” This means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive. This means that what man images, sooner or later externalizes in his affairs.
Success does not respond to wishes. Success responds only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, thought constant persistence. Defininite Plans, Desire and Persistence are but three of the Ten Commandments of Success. Implement – honestly and diligently – all Ten of the Success Commandments into your Life, and Success will follow as certain as night follows day.