This is what came in my inbox today from Hay House. It’s so true and beautiful that I just had to share it since these are among the principles I live by and work with to create a wholehearted life.
Lesson One: Forgiveness
Florence Scovel Shinn: When someone has been unjust to you, you are filled with wrath and resentment. You cannot forgive that person. Times rolls by, and another person does the same thing. It is because you have a picture of injustice engraved in your subconscious. There is only one way to neutralize it. Be absolutely undisturbed by the injustice, and send goodwill to all concerned.
Louise Hay: I love and accept others exactly as they are right now. The door to my heart opens inward. I move through forgiveness to love.
Lesson Two: Self-Esteem
Florence Scovel Shinn: No one keeps you out of your good but yourself. A thought-form of self-pity is one of the most dangerous you can have. The more you pity yourself, the worse things get. Be above the worry belt, in consciousness, and then you will have instantaneous manifestations. Your success, happiness or abundance comes to pass in the “twinkling of an eye.”
Louise Hay: I am a magnet for all good because I choose to think positively. I love and approve of myself and easily choose thoughts that nourish me.
Lesson Three: Money
Florence Scovel Shinn: Money is a symbol of freedom and is part of the Divine Plan. There is an invisible supply for you to draw upon. It is the bank of the imagination. Be grateful for what you have, and you will attract more to be grateful for. Gratitude is the law of increase, and complaint is the law of decrease. Continually give thanks for what you have, and for manifestation of invisible supply.
Louise Hay: I truly believe that we are here to bless and prosper each other. Life supports me in wondrous ways.
Lesson Four: Health
Florence Scovel Shinn: A person who is low-spirited or inharmonious will contract a cold; a happy, fearless person will be immune to germs. For example, a woman goes out in cold weather in evening clothes—lightly clad—but is quite comfortable, for she feels she is looking well and is filled with anticipation for a happy evening. If the same woman is dressed in an unbecoming gown or in a bad humor, she will come back complaining of a cold and discomfort and have a cough the next day. A harmonious person is never vibrating at the same rate as a germ.
Louise Hay: My body is a mirror of my inner thoughts and beliefs. I love and approve of myself and easily choose thoughts that nourish me.
Lesson Five: Future Possibilities
Florence Scovel Shinn: Do not limit yourself to a one-station radio of life. Tune in with Infinite Intelligence. Look with amazement at that which is before you. With the fixed idea that your supply comes from Infinite Intelligence, you will always be provided for, in both big and little ways. The big things in life will come easily if you have no doubts or fears. So live fully in today, and bring your future into the now.
Louise Hay: Life loves me! I am safe in the Universe, which fully loves and supports me.