Life As A Game and How to Play It … Based Upon The Word by Florence Scovell Shinn: Man’s work is ever with himself
Florence Scovell Shinn speaks as one who knows the Hermetic Principle of The Kybalion that “all is in vibration,” and sees Jesus as of the fourth dimension, although he was (also) in the (three-dimensional) world. As is The Kybalion, Life As A Game and How to Play It is now in the public domain, and thus available, freely, online. It is a priceless gem …
Here (below) are some passages of her work, just from Chapter 1: The Game, which resonate with me … and awaken me to feel, that, as she teaches: Man’s work is ever with himself … There is more … much more that you may find throughout her book … the chapters of which I listed at https://thetanetworkersjourney.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/spiritual-pathwork-life-as-a-game-and-how-to-play-it-based-upon-the-word-by-florence-scovell-shinn/
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, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness.
Jesus Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving.
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.
Keep thy heart (or imagination) with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov. 4:23.)
This means that what man images, sooner or later externalizes in his affairs …
The imagination has been called, “The Scissors of The Mind,” and it is ever cutting, cutting, day-by-day, the pictures man sees there, and sooner or later he meets his own creations in his outer world. To train the imagination successfully, man must understand the workings of his mind. The Greeks said: “Know Thyself.”
There are three departments of the mind, the subconscious, conscious and superconscious. The subconscious, is simply power, without direction. It is like steam or electricity, and it does what it is directed to do; it has no power of induction.
The conscious mind has been called mortal or carnal mind.
It is the human mind and sees life as it appears to be …
The superconscious mind is the God Mind within each man, and is the realm of perfect ideas.
In it, is the “perfect pattern” spoken of by Plato, The Divine Design, for there is a Divine Design for each person.
There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do.”
In reality it is man’s true destiny (or destination) flashed to him from the Infinite Intelligence which is within himself.
Jesus Christ said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you,” and he said the Kingdom was within man.
The Kingdom is the realm of right ideas, or the divine pattern.
Jesus Christ taught that man’s words played a leading part in the game of life. “By your words ye are justified and by your words ye are condemned.”
In the following chapter I will deal with the different methods of impressing the subconscious mind. It is man’s faithful servant but one must be careful to give it the right orders. Man has ever a silent listener at his side – his subconscious mind.
Every thought, every word is impressed upon it and carried out in amazing detail. It is like a singer making a record on the sensitive disc of the phonographic plate.
In the following chapters, I will show how man can change his conditions by changing his words. Any man who does not know the power of the word, is behind the times.
Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” (Prov. 18:21.)