"All power is from within and is therefore under our control" Robert Collier
Bill Whitaker dives into the secrets behind "The Secret" with Rev. Michael Beckwith
Here Michael explains that the Law of Attraction is but a small part of Universal Law and the idea of Taking Responsibility
The Game of Life And How to Play It-Chapter Two-The Law of Prosperity By Florence Scovel Shinn
One of the greatest messages given to the race through the scriptures is that God is mans supply and that man can release, through his spoken word, all that belongs to him by divine right. He must, however, have perfect faith in his spoken word.
Isaiah said, "My word shall not return unto me void, but shall accomplish that where it is sent." We know now, that words and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever moulding mans body and affairs.
A woman came to me in great distress and said she was to be sued on the fifteenth of the month for three thousand dollars. She knew no way of getting the money and was in despair.
I told her God was her supply, and that there is a supply for every demand.
So I spoke the word! I gave thanks that the woman would receive three thousand dollars at the right time in the right way. I told her she must have perfect faith, and act her perfect faith. The fifteenth came but no money had materialized.
The Game of Life And How to Play It-Chapter Three-The Power of the Word By Florence Scovel Shinn
A person knowing the power of the word, becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do "not return void." Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.
I knew a man who said, "I always miss a car. It invariably pulls out just as I arrive."
His daughter said: "I always catch a car. Its sure to come just as I get there." This occurred for years. Each had made a separate law for himself, one of failure, one of success..
In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the Law of Attraction. This principle is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal.
Think for a moment what would a man be if he were not a husband, father or brother, if he were not interested in the social, economical, political or religious world. He would be nothing but an abstract theoretical ego. He exists, therefore, only in his relation to the world, in his relation to other men, in his relation to society. This relation constitutes his environment, he exist therefore in his relation to his environment and in no other way.
It is evident therefore, that the individual is simply the differentiation of the one Universal Mind "which lighteth every man that cometh into the world", and his so-called individuality or personality consists of nothing but the manner in which he relates with the whole.
This we call his environment and is brought about by the Law of Attraction. Part Eighteen has something more to say concerning this important law.