The Golden Key – Emmet Fox

“Scientific prayer will enable you to get yourself, or anyone else, out of any difficulty.  It is the golden key to harmony and happiness.

This is because in scientific prayer it is God who works, and not you, and so your particular limitations or weaknesses are of no account in the process.  You are only the channel through which the divine action takes place, and your treatment will be just the getting of yourself out of the way.

All you have to do is this: Stop thinking about the difficulty, whatever it is, and think about God instead.  This is the complete rule, and if only you will do this, the trouble, whatever it is, will disappear. Whatever trouble it is, stop thinking about it and think of God instead — that is all you have to do.

Your object is to drive the thought of the difficulty out of your consciousness, for a few moments at least, substituting for it the thought of God. This is the crux of the whole thing.  If you can become so absorbed in this consideration of the spiritual world that you forget for a while about the difficulty, you will find that you are safely and comfortably out of your difficulty — that your demonstration is made.

We have said that the golden key is simple, and so it is, but of course it is no always easy to turn.  If you are very frightened or worried, at first it may be difficult to get your thoughts away from material things.  But by constantly repeating a statement of absolute Truth, such as: “There is no power but God; I AM the child of God, filled and surrounded by the perfect peace of God: God is love: God is guiding me now; or, perhaps best and simplest of all, God is with me” –however mechanical or trite it may seem– you will soon find that the treatment has begun to “”take” and that your mind is clearing.  Do not struggle violently; be quiet, but insistent.  Each time you find your attention wandering, switch it back to God.

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”          Acts 2:21


Excerpted from “The Golden Key” by Emmet Fox

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After thirty years of teaching Inner City, Special Education students and forty-five years of metaphysical studies, I have decided to share my life's philosophical understandings on this wonderful website. For me, everything in my life has been a spiritual experience from being raised in an alcoholic household, to marriage and teaching, and finally caring for an Alzheimer parent. I have sought at least fifteen, personal psychic readings to try and assist me as a wife, teacher and caretaker. I want to share the wisdom that I have gained from following the valuable spiritual guidance from my inner knowing and from heeding the advise of channeled answers from trusted psychics. At almost 70 years old, I am writing, traveling and enjoying retirement in Florida.

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