"Your Word is Your Wand"
by Florence Scovel Shinn
Chapter 1: Your Word is Your Wand
Man's word is his wand filled with magic and power!
Jesus Christ emphasized the power of the word; "By thy
words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt
be condemned," and "death and life are in the power of
So man has power to change an unhappy condition by
waving over it the wand of his word. In the place of
sorrow appears joy, in the place of sickness appears
health, in the place of lack appears plenty.
For example: A woman came for a treatment for
prosperity. She possessed just two dollars in the world. I
said: "We bless the two dollars and know that you have
the magic purse of the Spirit; it can never be depleted;
as money goes out, immediately money comes in, under
grace in perfect ways. I see it always crammed, jammed
with money: Yellow bills, green bills, pink checks, blue
checks, white checks, gold, silver and currency. I see it
bulging with abundance!" She replied: "I feel my bag
heavy with money," and was so filled with faith that she
gave me one of her dollars as a love offering. I did not
dare refuse it and see lack for her, as it was important
that I hold the picture of plenty. Shortly afterwards she
was made a gift of six thousand dollars. Fearless faith
and the spoken word brought it to pass.
The affirmation of the magic purse is very powerful, as it
brings a vivid picture to the mind. It is impossible not to