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. . 14 How One Man Made a Comeback from Illness When He Identified with Good . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Second Kind of Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .successmanual. . . . . . . . . 9 How She Made $30. . . . . . OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER TABLE OF CONTENTS OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE . . . . . . . . . 11 Why a Manufacturer Failed .000 Her First Year in Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. . . . . . . New Jersey.prosperitybible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The First Kind of Giving . . . . . 15 How to Identify with Your Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 How Preparing for Wealth Attracted It . . .com Princeton. . . . . . . . . . . 26 Prepare by Speaking the Word of Receiving . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Release Is the Final Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How a Restaurateur Identified with Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The One Who Did Not Prepare to Receive Suffered Lack . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Third Kind of Giving . . . 7 How a Housewife Prospered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The One Who Prepared to Receive Prospered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 5 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . United States of America All Rights Reserved. . . . . .

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prosperitybible.successmanual. narrow existence is not expressing his or her true nature.” Psychologists tell us that we can 7 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. narrow existence for no good reason. He is only cheating himself. . there is something you can do about it! The word “receive” means “to accept. Anyone who leads a pinched. United States of America All Rights Reserved. There’s nothing divine about a narrow. limited way of life. There’s nothing divine about a pinched existence.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER WHY SHOULD you deliberately open your mind to receive? Because most of us have endured a pinched.com Princeton. It proves nothing but the foolishness and ignorance of man who actually lives in a universe of lavish abundance. If this has happened to you. We have blocked our good from getting through to us in the process. New Jersey.

OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP have anything we can mentally accept. “Because they sound too good to be true. only about a month.” 8 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.prosperitybible. New Jersey. “Oh. but that we must mentally accept it first.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” “Just how long have you been reading about the power of prosperous thinking?” I inquired.com Princeton. He was still so conditioned to the limited beliefs of the world that he had not yet learned that “nothing is too good to be true. A great part of the act of receiving is to accept the good you want mentally rather than fighting it mentally.successmanual. That explained his disbelief. A well-meaning young businessman said to me at a book-autographing party: “Are all of those success stories in your books factual? Aren’t some of them fabricated?” “Why do you ask?” was my reply.” he said. .

OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP I explained that for every success story that gets into my books.prosperitybible. “Although I have studied the power of prosperous thinking for years and have had great improvement in my life from that philosophy.com Princeton. I had been saying I was on a ‘fixed income. The results of prosperous thinking are so numerous I cannot possibly relate them all. NOTHING IS TOO WONDERFUL TO HAPPEN.successmanual. United States of America All Rights Reserved. He was trying to mentally accept the belief that unlimited good is his heritage.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. I had not opened my mind to the possibility of unlimited supply coming to me in unlimited ways. (And those reported to me are only a fraction of the happy experiences people have had who used the ideas suggested.” 9 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. I recently discovered something I had been doing wrong. I suggested he speak forth this well-known statement for at least five minutes a day: “NOTHING IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. To help him do so.’ I had been trying to bring more financial income to me in a certain way.) This young man was still trying to open his mind to receive. NOTHING IS TOO GOOD TO LAST. there are scores of others that do not. New Jersey. .” HOW A HOUSEWIFE PROSPERED A housewife said.

OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP “When I realized my mistake.successmanual. Also. I spoke these words over and over aloud for a long time: ‘I am receiving. “I went for the interview and this job is now assured. New Jersey.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. my retired husband’s business quickly picked up. I have just sold a children’s film which will be shown in schools as an entertainment feature for kindergarten and for underprivileged youngsters. inviting me to come in and discuss the possibility of doing a number of children’s shows for them on material I had already developed for handicapped children and for slow learners. I am receiving all the wealth that the universe has for me now. .’ “Within a few hours.” This woman continued to daily speak the word that she was receiving. These jobs will keep him busy and happy for some time. “Money seems to be coming to me from all points of the universe. It is one that will bring a considerable income to me. As I continued speaking the word of receiving.com Princeton. A number of customers appeared with furniture for him to repair. a film on games for children which I made months ago has now been marketed and orders are beginning to flow into the 10 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. Later she reported.prosperitybible. I received a telephone call from the new cable television company in town. I am receiving now. United States of America All Rights Reserved.

New Jersey. United States of America All Rights Reserved. The result is that many people have a hang-up about receiving.” Many people fight their good rather than accepting it. Do not burden yourself with such false ideas. giving. giving.000 HER FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS Most of us have heard a great deal about giving but not nearly enough about receiving. as did this housewife. They foolishly think they cannot have their good nor should they be asking for it. Take just the opposite approach. At the Christmas Season. Receiving is the other half.prosperitybible.successmanual. HOW SHE MADE $30. 11 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. Such attitudes are no part of the child of a King. and see what happens as you open your mind to receive. We can give and give. Giving is only one-half of the law of increase. Many people unbalance the law by not expecting to receive and so they do not. . but we may unbalance the law unless we also expect to receive.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP distributor. the emphasis is usually on giving. All this happened after I began daily to open my mind to receive.com Princeton.

000 this year. I decided to take a chance and use that money to go into business on a shoestring.000 that first year in business.com Princeton.successmanual.000 and $6.000 and $6.prosperitybible.” My reason for repeating this lady’s story here is because of her last statement. 12 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. and I will probably make at least $50. Instead I made between $4. I made $30. “My greatest problem has been in trying not to feel guilty about receiving so much.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. “When I first took up the study of prosperous thinking.” “I expected to make between $4. United States of America All Rights Reserved. She said. I had just gotten a divorce and had only a few months’ living expenses on hand.” It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. a very beautiful and fashionably-dressed lady once said to me. and it should be your good pleasure to receive it.000 the first year from my new business. I prospered so much so quickly that it startled me. .OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP As related earlier in Open Your Mind to Prosperity.000 during the first few months. New Jersey.

he had placed this slogan on the back of each T-shirt: “Money isn’t everything. Whatever you notice. crime. United States of America All Rights Reserved. you are inviting into your life.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. or give your attention to.com Princeton.” This man could not mentally accept the idea of prosperity in the form of money. There is also hunger. talk about.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP WHY A MANUFACTURER FAILED A recent newspaper story reported on a manufacturer of T-shirts who had gone bankrupt. misery and poverty. Whatever you identify with in your thoughts. financial 13 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. If you notice. disease. . The new story showed why: Thinking it a joke.successmanual. so of course he did not. words and actions. you are inviting into your life. and that is what you will bring into your life. talk about and identify with war.” You must be careful what you notice. because that is what you are identifying with.prosperitybible. Whatever you talk about. Conversely. New Jersey. “Money isn’t everything. perhaps you’ve heard the other quip. you are inviting into your life. He had not opened his mind to receive.

successmanual. Through the law of mind action it will come. He had mentally identified with “non- profit” and that was what he had attracted. We didn’t plan for it to be. this is what you a inviting into your own life. I suggested he throw away that sign and stop talking about lack if he wanted to prosper. His restaurant had such a dismal. I discovered another reason why business was not good. HOW A RESTAURATEUR IDENTIFIED WITH FAILURE There once was a man who thought he was about to go broke in the restaurant business. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” The joke was on that man. On my way out. uninviting atmosphere. What you notice.prosperitybible. When walked in. Near the cash register was a “Joke sign” which read. so be careful.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP problems. I could see one obvious reason why business was not good. He invited me to eat in his restaurant. “This is a non- profit business. I suggested he brighten it up if he wanted people to come there to relax and to eat. It just worked out that way. talk about.com Princeton. . in-harmony. Identification with a certain state of mind will bring that state of mind and affairs to you. New Jersey. and get all worked up over emotionally is what you are inviting 14 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. give your attention to.

His recent surgery was never mentioned. as we chatted and reminisced about many things. Nevertheless.prosperitybible. giving attention to. Other friends soon joined us and we had a happy evening together. While on a lecture trip in that area. when I arrived at his beautiful home for dinner.successmanual. Many who knew him were predicting that he was through and that he would be forced to retire because of his health. this man made a tremendous come- 15 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. I was surprised to receive his invitation to dinner because I knew that he had undergone serious surgery just a few weeks previously. HOW ONE MAN MADE A COMEBACK FROM ILLNESS WHEN HE IDENTIFIED WITH GOOD I once dined with a famous metaphysician at his “hill house” overlooking Los Angeles.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP into your life – whether you mean to or not.com Princeton. United States of America All Rights Reserved. Open your mind to receive by noticing. New Jersey. The state of his health was not discussed. and talking about what you want to bring into your life – nothing else. he greeted me pleasantly. . In spite of all the dire predictions.

OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP back in his health and in his career. . on occasion. he wrote several books on which he lectured on a round-the-world trip. 16 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. When he passed on at the age of eighty-six. He made a comeback (when “they” said it couldn’t be done) by concentrating on happy. More than two decades ago. Next. and. New Jersey. a dial-a-prayer ministry. did he finally retire. He still wrote a book a year. he had outlived most of his relatives.successmanual.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. this man deliberately opened his mind to receive an inflow of health by identifying with the good.prosperitybible. Only fifteen years later. I had the pleasure serving as one of the guest ministers in his thriving church while he was away. pleasant things rather than by dwelling on the dreary operations he had just experienced. For a number of years thereafter he continued going strong. when everyone said he was through.com Princeton. He was soon accepted by an even more prestigious church than he then served. He had a daily radio program. a television show. friends and co-workers of long standing. He spoke several times a week in his own church and elsewhere. United States of America All Rights Reserved.

com Princeton. GOD IS THE SOURCE OF MY SUPPLY AND GOD PROVIDES HIS OWN AMAZING CHANNELS OF GOOD TO ME NOW. New Jersey.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” 17 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. Telling people what you want can dissipate your good because God is the source of your supply – not people. Although people. ideas.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP HOW TO IDENTIFY WITH YOUR SOURCE Open your mind to receive by telling God what you want instead of constantly telling people. He helps attract the appropriate people and circumstances to you to expedite those ideas and opportunities through which your good can come to pass.successmanual. and opportunities are all channels of your supply. . A statement you will want to use often to help you identify with the source of your good is this: “I DO NOT DEPEND ON PERSONS OR CONDITIONS FOR MY GOOD. God is the source because He creates those ideas and opportunities. Through the law of mind action.prosperitybible.

com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. Most of them fail because they are based on “getting” – not “giving. Put Him first financially. New Jersey. give! However. Give to God. yet do not receive the benefits from them that they should because they ignore this first step. Two businessmen in Chicago once told me they had held the local franchise on one of the most famous success courses in America. Why? As explained in Buddhism and elsewhere. this is the first quality to be developed in your character on the road to Enlightenment. All three are equally necessary to your long term growth and success. United States of America All Rights Reserved. Many conscientious people study self-help methods galore. First. one that 18 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.prosperitybible.successmanual.com Princeton. there are three kinds of giving.” They have no spiritual basis. . When you want to receive.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP THE FIRST KIND OF GIVING Giving is the first step in receiving. The reason many people fail to receive their good in life is because they do not practice giving or returning impersonally to the universe on a systematic basis a portion of all that the universe shares with them. Various schemes have been suggested for getting rich quick.

This keeps you in touch with a universal source of abundance. When any person withholds that which belongs to the universe.com Princeton. It had not taught its students to tithe their way to prosperity by returning to the universe a tenth of all they received. lack of spiritual understanding. The billionaire Solomon pointed out what the wise use this ancient 19 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. they eventually went broke. They finally realized why: Their course had only emphasized “getting” – not “giving. It is only as we let go of our littleness that we can expand into the larger life. .prosperitybible.successmanual. United States of America All Rights Reserved.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP cost thousands of dollars to take. that their financial affairs stabilized and they began permanently prosper. and he experiences lack in some form. lack of health. So it is not enough to say that you believe God is the Source of your supply (as previously suggested). It was only after these two businessmen found their way into one of the local New Thought churches and began to put God first financially. You must prove that you believe God is the Source of your supply by first sharing with Him. his life is thrown out of balance. lack of love. Though they prospered for a time. It may be lack of supply. New Jersey. or lack of direction in his life.” Their course had not taught the spiritual side of prosperity.

You cannot possibly give to others unless you first have something to give. Yes.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www.prosperitybible. and with the first fruits of all thine increase. and thy vats shall overflow with new wine. . You must first give your attention to the improvement and development of yourself before you can possibly help others. 20 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.successmanual. because all progress begins with self-improvement. There are those misguided people who think it is selfish to emphasize self-improvement first.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP success method could mean to you when he advised: “Honor the Lord with thy substance. Give to yourself. and substance before you can share these qualities with others. Over-giving to others and under-giving to yourself unbalances the law and keeps your good from coming through. You must first have strength. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” (Proverbs 3:9. THE SECOND KIND OF GIVING Second. But it is only after self-improvement that you are capable of helping others. It is just as possible to over-give to others as it is to under-give to yourself. wisdom.com Princeton. 10). New Jersey. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty. open your mind to receive by giving to yourself.

to the theater. It might be the treat of going out to dinner. or something for your home or office.com Princeton. United States of America All Rights Reserved. Such over-giving harms everyone concerned. It accomplishes nothing constructive.successmanual. So let us seek to strike a happy balance. over- giving to others is self-defeating.prosperitybible. an item of clothing or jewelry. you feel depleted and you are. “To thine own self be true. It might be a new book you wish to read. The philosophers of old advised. .” we have witnessed the damaging results of over-giving parents in their confused. It caused us many hardships.” Give something to yourself right away. New Jersey. This causes within you a sense of lack which is degrading and limiting. to a party. The philosophy of under-giving had been a part of his upbringing. Because of this.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP When you do just the opposite. and it took me years to overcome the poverty-consciousness that resulted.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. when you over-give to others and under-give to yourself. or 21 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. In the recent “age of permissiveness. Conversely my own father reluctantly gave as little as possible to his children. Psychologists talk about the sin of parents who over-give to their children. This suppresses their children’s talents and it overworks the parents. bewildered children.

Then release both the gift and the recipient.successmanual. “I GIVE UNDER DIVINE DIRECTION. where. what he gives to himself. New Jersey. woman. These blessings have probably been waiting to reach you.prosperitybible. tangible or intangible. After you give something to someone else. . big or small. then give something to someone else. that is the time to declare. and what he gives out to others.” Then watch the hunches and ideas that come. or child can transform his life by transforming what he gives out – what he gives to God.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. After giving to God and to yourself. You’ll be shown what to give. There was no free channel through which they 22 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP taking a vacation. you open the way to attract the blessings you desire. Bless the person or persons to whom you gave it. United States of America All Rights Reserved. and to whom. THE THIRD KIND OF GIVING Third.com Princeton. It might be the deliberate setting aside of some daily time for prayer. It might be something. Many of the blessings you want most are within your reach! By your acts of giving. bless whatever it is that you give. but they were blocked by your own lack of giving. meditation and inspirational study. Any man. When you aren’t sure what to give to others.

giving. . By giving under divine direction.” THE ONE WHO DID NOT PREPARE TO RECEIVE SUFFERED LACK After you give to God. 23 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. you open a channel through which these blessings are freed to arrive. and by not opening the way to receive. because she was unbalancing the law of increase by giving. but I do not believe I should expect to receive. but I do not expect to receive.” And she didn’t. but she resented not receiving. “First give to God. An early prosperity teacher of mine often said. Then give to mankind as God directs. An unhappy lady explained.” And they do not. “I teach a private prosperity class in my home. “I give. giving.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. yourself and others. New Jersey.prosperitybible. but I do not take an offering. There are those who say. She should have resented not receiving. United States of America All Rights Reserved.com Princeton.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP could pass.successmanual. I give. then get ready to receive! You can get ready to receive by preparing to receive.

The guest speaker was introduced by Unity’s co-founder.prosperitybible. Early in his talk.com Princeton. She should either have charged handsomely for her course. Missouri. She was cheating herself and she was cheating them by her fearful attitude. we do not past the offering plate.successmanual. . But I do not stress giving. New Jersey. or opened the way right there in class for her students to prove the law of increase by extending an invitation to them to give generous tithes and offerings in appreciation for the priceless instruction they were receiving. “In my ministry. a visiting metaphysician spoke to the workers employed by the Unity School of Christianity at their headquarters then located in Kansas City. THE ONE WHO PREPARED TO RECEIVE PROSPERED It is reported that in the early days of the Unity movement. this well-meaning but somewhat self-righteous speaker said.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP It was pointed out to this lady that it was fine to teach such a class. We leave one at the back of the room and if anyone wishes to give something. the plate is available. but that she was not only shortchanging herself. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” 24 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. Charles Fillmore. she was also shortchanging her students by giving them the impression they could get something for nothing.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www.

com Princeton.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. New Jersey. Not only do we pass the plate in our meetings. Students of Practical Christianity want to give so they can prosper. You can see how a contrast in attitudes brought a contrast in results. Fillmore later became known as one of “the pioneers of positive thinking” or that the Unity movement. but in this one. Your 25 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. You can give up any false ideas you may have had about receiving. Her students were few.prosperitybible. and so they can help this movement to prosper. The other teacher did believe in teaching the universal law of giving and receiving. became a successful organization which has inspired millions over the years. we believe in passing the plate because we know the law of giving and receiving.successmanual. One teacher did not believe in teaching the universal law of giving and receiving and did not. . which he co- founded.” It is little wonder that Mr. that’s as far as he got! Charles Fillmore walked up to the lecturer and said “You may think and teach what you wish in your organization. and he became head of a prosperous organization that has helped countless people around the world. but each plate is always filled to overflowing. United States of America All Rights Reserved.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP According to the oft-repeated report.

though sometimes she barely had the price of our lunch.com Princeton. but nobody wants to marry someone with all those children. always in the best restaurants.prosperitybible. She did everything that occurred to her personally to prepare to receive a better way of life. United States of America All Rights Reserved. which was a huge sum for such an item 23 years ago. She bought a striking gold designer’s suit which she constantly wore. She told her students they must develop a prosperous consciousness in order to be charming and successful in every phase of their lives. Once a week she invited me to dine with her. . “She is a lovely girl.” This attractive widow paid no attention to that kind of talk. She taught prosperity principles in her charm course. We live in a lavish universe. People kept saying.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP receiving doesn’t stop anyone else’s receiving. and there’s plenty for all. New Jersey.successmanual.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. It cost $200. Did the act of preparing for greater good attract it to her? She married a 26 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. That’s too much financial responsibility to assume. HOW PREPARING FOR WEALTH ATTRACTED IT The owner of a charm school was widowed with small children to support.

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000 or more every time he has consistently declared: “ALL THAT IS MINE BY DIVINE RIGHT NOW COMES TO ME SPEEDILY. then relax. RICHLY. greater good has come to me – after long periods of inner work – when I felt guided to release it all to its perfect 28 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. .successmanual. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” A businessman started doing this.” There are resting places in mental action. New Jersey.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. “Students of prosperity need to know when to release the inner work they have done. FREELY.” RELEASE IS THE FINAL STEP As a teacher of practical mysticism recently said.com Princeton.prosperitybible. I AM RECEIVING NOW. and within one year his income became eight times what it had been. I AM RECEIVING ALL THE WEALTH THAT THE UNIVERSE HAS FOR ME NOW. Declare daily: “I AM RECEIVING.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP the word of receiving. “There is a time to fish and a time to dry your nets. I AM RECEIVING NOW.” On various occasions in my life. so that outer results can come. Another businessman says he has received unexpected checks of $1.

a better income.prosperitybible. Happy changes in location and work. New Jersey. declare: “IT IS FINISHED. this process can open the way for unlimited results.” As you then relax and let go. So after speaking the word of receiving for a period.com Princeton. then declare that you have received. and release it. larger homes. AND THAT MY GOOD APPEARS IN RICH APPROPRIATE FORM UNDER DIVINE TIMING. This helps that good to appear on the outer plane as visible results in rich appropriate form under divine timing. When you have reached this point of release.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. Several books have gotten finished after I did this.successmanual.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP results. then turned loose. since you have claimed it on the inner plane. . Assume that greater good is already yours. IT IS DONE. 29 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. I GIVE THANKS THAT I HAVE RECEIVED. relaxed and let go. have all appeared after I worked inwardly. United States of America All Rights Reserved.

. you are inviting into your life. Many people unbalance the law by not expecting to receive.com Princeton. 3. 2. Open your mind to receive by identifying with the good. 5. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom and it should be your good pleasure to receive it. words. Telling people what you want can dissipate your 30 © Copyright 2010 The Princeton Licensing Group www. but we must be able to mentally accept it first. The word “receive” means “to accept. Receiving is the other half. What you identify with in your thoughts.OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE CATHERINE PONDER SUCCESS MANUAL STRATEGIST EDITION 2010 PRINCETON CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING GROUP SUMMARY 1. United States of America All Rights Reserved.” Psychologists tell us we can have anything we can mentally accept.prosperitybible. Many people have a hang-up about receiving. Giving is only one-half of the law. 4. What you notice and talk about. Open your mind to receive by telling God what you want. Many people unbalance the law by over-giving. instead of telling people.com Published by Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group www. 7. 6. Most of us have heard a lot about giving but not enough about receiving.successmanual. and actions. you are inviting into your life. New Jersey.

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