How the wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn changed my life

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Florence Scovel Shinn (1871 – 1940) was an artist and metaphysical teacher. She has written books that, if allowed, can transform your life. I don’t say that lightly—in my own life; I see the transformation.

On this blog, there is very little “I” or “me.” That’s intentional. This blog is not about me. Instead, I see this blog as a community service. It is my way of spreading powerful, life-changing knowledge—the same knowledge that has, and continues to change my life. I genuinely believe that if you understand and implement the universal laws, you can have the life you desire.

Florence Scovel Shinn is one of my favorite thought leaders. Her words have influenced me in the past, and it continues to do that. In fact, when it feels like things aren’t going right, I read or listen to a bit of Florence. It always settles me and puts me in alignment.

If you allow, I believe she can do the same for you! Here are some of my favorite Florence Scovel Shinn affirmations and quotes, and how they can benefit you.

The wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn

My seeming impossible good now comes to pass, the unexpected now happens!

If you feel that something is impossible, you may not even try. However, if you believe Florence Scovel when she says that the unexpected is possible, you make difference decisions, and your life opens to a new, more exciting, more rewarding path.

Divine Order is now established in my mind, body and affairs. I see clearly and act quickly and my greatest expectations come to pass in a miraculous way.

Infinite Spirit, open the way for my great abundance. I am an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.

These two affirmations are great to help you change your mindset. Saying it and feeling it to be true is a wonderful confidence booster.

I do not resist this situation. I put it in the hands of Infinite Love and Wisdom. Let the Divine idea now come to pass.

All obstacles now vanish from my pathway. Doors fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the Kingdom of fulfillment, under grace.

I make friends with hindrances and every obstacle becomes a stepping-stone. Everything in the Universe, visible and invisible, is working to bring to me my own.

According to the law of rhythm, there are going to be lows because life is a cycle of ups and downs. Understanding this is very powerful, but consciously using these obstacles as stepping stones, is transformative!

With this affirmation, Florence Shinn is trying to tell us to use whatever obstacles that come before us. Instead of allowing it to bring you down, use it to push you up. Consciously look for ways that adversity may serve you.

No one likes adversity. I think it’s natural for us to fight it, but when we fight it and resist it, we are not allowing ourselves to learn from it or to use it. 

I have many examples of how adversity has brought me to my knees. When it happens, it sucks! However, months or years later, I am so grateful that it happened because amazing things came after that.

You may see this in your own life. For example, having a soul-sucking job that you absolutely hate. However, because you hated it so much, it pushed you out of your comfort zone to do things you may not have otherwise done, so today you have a career that you are grateful for.

Today, when adversity comes my way, I’m not happy—I am human, after all. However, once the shock settles, I try to find the silver lining. I may not see it immediately, but I know and trust that there is always a silver lining. 

If you run away, your problems will run after you. Be undisturbed by a situation, and it will fall away of its own weight.

According to the law of non-resistance, “whatever we resist, persists.” We certainly don’t want our problems to persist, so Florence Shinn is saying that if we are undisturbed by it, it will fall away of its own weight.

I call on the law of forgiveness. I am free from mistakes and the consequences of mistakes. I am under grace and not under karmic law.

Though my mistakes be as scarlet, I shall be washed whiter than snow.

Forgive yourself! We are human—we make mistakes. These are two great Florence Scovel Shinn affirmations to use when you need forgiveness.

Unforgiveness is the most prolific cause of disease. It will harden arteries or liver, and affect the eyesight. In its train are endless ills.

And forgive others. Holding on to things often hurts us more than the person to which the resentment or anger is directed. It’s similar to one of Buddha’s quotes, which says: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

I deny debt, there is no debt in Divine Mind, therefore, I owe no man anything. All obligations are now wiped out under grace in a miraculous way.

When you feel burdened or overwhelmed by debt, this is a great affirmation to use. 

Gratitude is the law of increase, and complaint is the law of decrease.

This Florence Shinn quote fortifies another popular quote, which states that “whatever you focus on, expands.” Florence Shinn is saying that instead of complaining, express gratitude for what you have. You want your reasons to be grateful to expand, not your reasons for complaining.

In one of her books, Florence Scovel says: “I knew a woman who went about bragging of her troubles, so, of course, she always had something to brag about.”

Prayer is telephoning to God and intuition is God telephoning to you.

If you think of yourself as more of a spiritual person (than religious), you could change this quote slightly and instead think of it as the universe. We often speak to the universe through our thoughts, imaginations, and meditation, and we get answers through intuition.

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success.

This Florence Shinn quote is another reminder that we become who we truly are inside, not what we want. You can say you want to be rich and successful, but if you feel poor and unsuccessful, you will be the latter. It is also a reminder of Lao Tzu’s famous quote: “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

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

This Florence Scovel quote further speaks to the fact we become what we expect, not what we want. For example, you may want a successful business, but if you think it will probably fail, that’s what will happen.

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