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Who is Florence Scovel Shinn & What Did She Teach?

florence scovel shinn Apr 13, 2023
Florence Scovel Shinn Quotes, Affirmations, and Books


Florence Scovel Shinn was an American Artist and Book Illustrator who became a New Thought Spiritual Teacher and Metaphysical writer in her middle years. 

Florence became popular with the spiritual community through her metaphysical work when she first published, The Game of Life and How To Play It in 1925.

She followed that book with, Your Word Is Your Wand (1928), and The Secret Door to Your Success (1940), The Power Of The Spoken Word (1945). And in 2013, Louise Hay published, The Magic Path Of Intuition.

The invisible forces are ever working for man who is always "pulling the strings" himself, though he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract. -The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn

Florence’s wisdom has been gaining momentum in the new millennium and is helping millions of people awaken to a deeper understanding and truth as our planet, mother earth, rises in consciousness.

Before Florence started publishing books she was an actress in the theatre and was also a popular illustrator in the early 1900’s.

Some would claim that this creative work allowed her to be in constant flow with her conscious self, allowing her intuition to deliver the wisdom she would later go on to publish through her spiritual books.

What Did Florence Teach?

Florence shared wisdom from a metaphysical stand point and mostly in the context of our words holding the true power to create our realities. Most of Florence's writings are sharing the understanding of a universal power that is of the same power as the words that you say and the thoughts that you think.

Another profound book to come from the same time period as Florence is Think and Grow Rich, which was also written with the wisdom of the spoken word and the thoughts that we think. If you have read napoleon Hill's Book - Think and Grow Rich, but have not read anything from Florence, we recommend that you do.

Florence Scovel Shinn left the world with much needed spiritual wisdom, metaphysical understanding, and information to ascend into our highest self. Below are 10 pieces of wisdom from Florence’s work and deeper intuition (which you also hold).


10 Pieces Of Wisdom From Florence Scovel Shinn to Live A More Spiritual and Intuitive Life.


#1 - There Is No Separation In Divine Mind

“There is no separation in Divine Mind, therefore, I cannot be separated from the love and companionship which are mine by divine right.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#2 - Choosing not to forgive, you are choosing the highest form of disease.

“Unforgiveness is the most prolific cause of disease. It will harden arteries or liver, and affect the eye-sight. In its train are endless ills.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#3 - Send Love To Your Perceived Enemy and You Will Learn Your Next Lesson.

“There is an old saying: “No man is your enemy, no man is your friend, every man is your teacher.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#4 - Listen to your intuition, it knows the way.

“Never do today what intuition says to do tomorrow.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#5 - Speak Expectation Into Your Day

“Make an affirmation immediately upon waking. For example: “Thy will be done this day! Today is a day of completion, I give thanks for this perfect day, miracle shall follow miracle and wonders shall never cease.” Make this a habit, and one will see wonders and miracles come into his life.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#6 - Fear Pushes, Balance Pulls

“ Fear and impatience demagnetize. Poise magnetizes. “ ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#7 - Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Conditions.

“Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change. Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words. Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#8 - Life is a Game

“Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#9 - The Worst Is Right Before

“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, come apparent failure and discouragement.”  ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

“When man can wish without worrying, every desire will be instantly fulfilled.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#10 - You Will Be A Failure, Until Your Impress Upon The Subconscious Mind

“You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which clicks.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn




Listen To Florence Scovel Shinn Curated Meditations:


Since the rise in digital content and YouTube, many creators have curated meditations, affirmations, and audiobooks carrying the wisdom of Florence. Enjoy the following meditations below and be sure to check out the other creators that are spreading her good word:


Florence Scovel Shinn Affirmation Meditation Playlist 


Get Everything Your Want Affirmation Meditation

Freedom From Debt & Loss Affirmation Meditation

Give Infinite Intelligence Right-Of-Way Affirmation Meditation

Divine Love Affirmation Meditation

Prosperity Affirmation Meditation

Cancel Disease Affirmation Meditation

Awake The Disease Within

Enormous Sums of Money Are Mine



Brian Scott


Read Florence Scovel Shinn Books:


The Game of Life and How To Play It

The Secret Door To Success

Your Word Is Your Wand

The Power Of The Spoken Word

The Magic Path of Intuition

Additional Books:

Wisdom Of Florence Scovel Shinn

The Complete Works of Florence





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