Emmet Fox E-Zine
It is sixty nine years since Emmet Fox made his journey to the other side, and
his teachings are as powerful today as they were when he served wholeheartedly as
the minister of the Church of the Healing Christ in New York City. His message - sooner
or later you will have to put God first in your life, and your own true spiritual
development must become the only thing that really maters.
Herman Wolhorn, Emmet's dearest friend and associate once described Emmet as "a
man always gathering wisdom from every area of life." Fox told his friend that there
is a lesson in everyone we meet and in everything we do. Emmet Fox drew wisdom from
all areas of life, from people, experiences, and great writings.
THE LAW OF PRACTICE - Emmet Fox
Practice makes perfect. This familiar proverb embodies one of the great laws of human nature. To become proficient in any field you must practice. There is simply
no achievement without practice, and the more practice, provided it is done intelligently, the greater will be the proficiency and the sooner will it be attained. This is
true in the study of music, in the study of a foreign language, in learning to swim or skate or ski or fly. It is true in every conceivable branch of human endeavor.
Practice is the price of proficiency. In
business life and in any kind of management or administration, experience is the
form that practice takes, and here again it is
practice that makes perfect. That is why, other things being equal, an older person is usually to be selected for responsible positions rather than a younger. In
metaphysics the effects of this law are particularly striking. Thought control is entirely a matter of intelligent practice. And true religion may well be summed up as the
Practice of the Presence of God. But note that I said intelligent practice. Violent forcing is not intelligent practice, nor is monotonous plodding. Practice is the secret of
"Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only" (Jas. 1 :22).
Excerpt from a note to Dr. Fox from Mildred Mann:
Attending the class lectures each week is indeed a blessing. Thank you for your
teachings about the Law. Through your words I have found new insights and have come
to know that there is a glorious Presence ever sending a divine radiance into life
every moment of everyday. Thank you also for the opportunity of reflection and transformation.
GREAT MENTAL LAWS: Emmet Fox
The Two Factors
EVERY thought is made up of two .factors, knowledge and feeling. A thought consists of a peace of knowledge with a charge of feeling, and it is the feeling alone that gives power to the thought. No matter how important or magnificent the knowledge content may be, if there is no feeling attached to It nothing will happen. On the other hand, no matter how unimportant or insignificant the knowledge content may be, if there is a large charge of feeling something will happen.
This universal law is symbolized in nature by the bird. A bird has two wings, neither more nor less, and they must both be functioning before he can fly.
It makes no difference whether the knowledge content is correct or not as long as you believe it to be correct. Remember that it is what we really believe that matters. A report about something may be quite untrue, but if you believe it, it has the same effect upon you as if it were true; and that effect again will depend upon the quantity of feeling attached to It.
When we understand this Law we see the importance of accepting only the Truth concerning life in every phase of our experience. Indeed, this is why Jesus said, "Know the Truth and the Truth will set you free." Now we realize why negative feelings (fear, criticism, etc.) are so destructive, and a sense of peace and good will is such a power for healing.
GREAT MENTAL LAWS:
What You Think Upon Grows
WHAT you think upon grows. This is an Eastern maxim, and it sums up neatly the greatest and most fundamental of all the Laws of Mind. What you think upon grows.
What you think upon grows. Whatever you allow to occupy your mind you magnify in your own life. Whether the subject of your thought be good or bad, the law works and the condition grows. Any subject that you keep out of your mind tends to diminish in your life, because what you do not use atrophies.
The more you think about your indigestion or your rheumatism, the worse it will become. The more you think of yourself as healthy and well, the better will your body be.
The more you think about lack, bad times, etc., the worse will your business be; and the more you think of prosperity, abundance, and success, the more of these things will you bring into your life.
The more you think about your grievances or the injustices that you have suffered, the more such trials will you continue to receive; and the more you think of the good fortune you have had, the more good fortunate will come to you.
This is the basic, fundamental, all-inclusive Law of Mind, and actually all psychological and metaphysical teaching is little more than a commentary upon this.
What you-think upon grows.•. See Philippians 4:8.
THE GREAT RUBBER LAW - Emmet Fox
THE great Law of Being is that we reap as we sow, that according to the thoughts we entertain and the things we believe, so will our experience be. This is a cosmic law. It is true on every plane and at all times. Being a law it is never broken. It is absolutely impersonal and inflexible, and to obey this law is the way into heaven or perfect harmony.
The whole metaphysical movement exists to teach this Law, and our progress is measured by the extent to which we understand and obey it.
All students of metaphysics know in their hearts that these things are true; but unfortunately they do not always act in accordance with that knowledge. They sometimes try to fool themselves by pretending that they can break the Law---and yet not pay the penalty. They pretend to themselves that if anyone else did it, it would be wrong, but in their case "it is different." They tell themselves that although they are thinking, speaking, or even acting wrongly it will not matter, because they will not count this time.
What could be more foolish, more childish than this? They have made a Great Rubber Law for themselves which can be bent or twisted in any direction, and they do not see that such a thing can only be an illusion in their own minds.
Fortunately we have to live under the Real Law whether we like it or not, and no amount of childish pretense or lame excuses will change it.
Have you made a Great Rubber Law for yourself? If you have, scrap it; turn it into the National Rubber Scrap Pile and start on a sound foundation.
Whatsoever a man soweth (in thought)
that shall he also reap (in experience).
Affirmation Florence Scovel Shinn
Adverse appearances work for my good, for God utilizes every
person and every situation to bring to me my heart's desire.
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