In her book, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, Edwene Gaines writes about learning the importance of living without complaint. She tells that she went to church, and after the service she cornered the minister with a long list of complaints –including the dirty carpet, the off-tune vocalist, the coffee and the bulletin. She says she went on and on.
“This great high, holy teacher patiently listened to my long litany of complaints. Then he said, ‘Edwene, dear, for you today the highest metaphysical law in the universe is, Don’t bitch!”
Of course, initially she was taken aback, but after practicing for twenty-one days, she saw how little she had to say that wasn’t a complaint. She says that if you want to be a powerful spiritual being, creating the life of your dreams, you must stop complaining gossiping or even uttering any negative language about yourself or anyone.
I know another minister who made it a policy, that if someone noticed something that needed to be done and mentioned it, they had just signed up to head that committee.
It should not be that difficult to do. And there is a very good reason to do it. According to Ernest Holmes,
“And it is a law that the man who sees what he wants to see, regardless of what appears, will someday experience in the outer what he has so faithfully seen in the within. From selfish reasons alone, if from no loftier reason, we cannot afford to find fault, to hate, or even to hold anything against any living soul! The God of love cannot hear the prayer of the one who fails to love.”
Intuitively you know that this is true. You know that when you are happy and positive-minded, good flows to you. You are in the divine flow. And conversely, when you are feeling resentment, bitterness, or blame, the good stops flowing. This is a great experiment to try for yourself.
I know for you as I know for myself, my conversations will be more positive and life-giving because of this intention.
What a great practice that will provide benefits for years!