"Anything you can say to help yourself or others get the feeling of prosperity is worth the time and effort."
-Catherine Ponder, Dynamic Laws of Prosperity
From Mary Reynolds Robinson - www.MakeaDifference.com
It Pays to Think Good Thoughts!
The other day, I remembered my journey during the stock market crash in 1987 after I had just moved to Portland, OR - a single mother of a 2 year old, on my own. All five of my job interviews had fallen through, and I was just about out of money. The only person that could have helped me was my dad, who had just suffered a huge loss in the crash. Because he was very unhappy with me for not moving back home to live near him, he refused to give me a penny, thinking that the financial straights I was in would force me to move back.
This was the juncture in my life where, because I was jobless, I was able to take time to enjoy my baby and immerse myself in spiritual study. I did not have a TV, because I sold everything to get from Wyoming to Oregon. I was just starting to meet people. It was me, my son and my new, unfolding connection with my inner spirit.
I learned quickly in my spiritual study, to stop talking about what appeared to be a hard financial situation, and to keep my eyes on God as my only source and supply. To simply ask myself, "are my needs met for today?" While my financial resources appeared to be dwindling, I learned how to stay in the present, moment by moment, and pay attention to the new rich ideas starting to come in to my consciousness.
Amazing things began to occur for me during this time period of my life:
I learned about MasterMinding and was brought amazing MasterMind partners to meet with weekly and to keep going forward into a new, wonderful life that was unfolding for me.
My baby and I never went without food, a roof over our heads or gas for my car. I was afforded this time to renew my spirit and expand my understanding of what was possible through putting God first in all of my affairs - over and over and over again - as many times throughout the day as I needed to regain hope, strength and peace of mind.
By the following fall of 1988, through MasterMinding, writing affirmations and praying daily, I received "manna from heaven" to keep me going , plus I had discovered and created a new professional path for myself, and was teaching my very first continuing education course at Portland State University.
I was scared to death of teaching a 20 hour course to my peers. Working with kids was easy compared to preparing to work with experienced teachers about what actually works with youth at-risk.
During this time of preparation for my first course, I was reading The Millionaire from Nazareth, by Catherine Ponder, about the miraculous power of the Lord's Prayer. She wrote that if you know the Lord's Prayer, that's all you need to begin to develop a miracle prayer consciousness - provided you know how to pray it: over and over, slowly with authority, feeling its meaning, calling alive its power, stirring up its miraculous energy.
Apparently, the ancients believed that fifteen was the mystical number that would dissolve hard conditions of the mind, body or affairs.
So, as I faced my debilitating fear about speaking to experienced educators about better ways to teach children, I began to say this prayer over and over - fifteen times - each time I'd sit down to work on the curriculum I was developing.
I'll never forget the day I was driving to teach my first adult education class. I was sick to my stomach and my hands were shaking on the steering wheel. I began to pray the Lord's Prayer ... fifteen times.
By the time I arrived at the college campus, I had an all-encompassing warm sense of peace throughout my entire being. The people that showed up for my class were literally a God's send! They were easy and wonderful to work with as I learned how to deliver information that would totally change how they had treated - and thought about - challenging children up to that point.
The next five weeks of working with my first group was beyond amazing, and success was enjoyed by everyone in the class.
Over these past 20 years, both my husband and I have found it is easy to lapse into parroting the Lord's Prayer. Because of this, we have created a modern interpretation of the Lord's Prayer that we feel offers meaning - that helps us remain conscious, uplift our spirit and renew our mind and body. We made this movie for ourselves and for everyone who is drawn to our work.
The Lord's Prayer is one of the greatest series of success formulas ever offered mankind! It is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Seek ye first the kingdom of Heaven. ... is this prayer's blessing for you.
Please turn on your speakers and make the time to relax into this movie: www.TheLordsPrayerMovie.com
Be realistic, expect LOTS of miracles!