Your Charmed Life

Your Charmed Life


Recession, “Fear Itself,” and the Golden Key

posted by Victoria Moran

If fear weren’t so devastating, it would be fascinating. It slips in to fill empty places, the way rainwater fills a ditch and dust bunnies find homes under furniture. It’s peddled like a street vendor’s wares, and we buy it in bulk, all the while protesting that we don’t want it, that it ought to go away.

I saw this and felt it and lived it a couple of days last week. I’d watched the evening news two nights in a row, and some CNN, and then the Bill Maher’s show. I love Bill Maher: he seems like such a spiritual atheist. Even so, that much exposure to the media’s gloom planted little fear seeds in my head. Then my husband had a couple of light days in his business. It was a blessing, really, since he had the flu and needed the rest, but under it all lay the spectre: “It’s as bad as they say. Nobody is safe. We’re all going under.” I didn’t believe it, but fear is cunning. Beguiling.

41XNW6YTNWL._SL500_AA240_.jpgSo here’s what I did: I focused on God. Years and years ago, Emmet Fox, a metaphysical and writer and teacher, wrote a pamphlet entitled The Golden Key. Millions were circulated. The gist of it is that no matter what else is going on, focus on God. When your thoughts turn to fear or anything negative, turn them to God—over and over and over until God is all you see.

You may need some work on how you see God. If the word conjures up a punitive patriarch ready to zap you for minor infractions, this might not be the golden key that changes everything. Instead, think of God as the most love and beauty and goodness you can get your mind around. When your thoughts go there, this golden key opens the door to all you’re hoping for.

When I focus on God, I see Light, not darkness. I see Truth, not headlines. I see possibilities, not powerlessness. I see Love, not fear. And when I focus on God, I remember the Power that has sustained me from the moment I got here, that will sustain me until I take my last breath, and that will be there after that. I remember that God is the Source of all abundance, and that jobs and clients and contracts are simply vehicles that that abundance rides in on.

And I remember what my minuscule role is in the ultimate recovery of the global economy: to keep my spirits up, my heart open, my finances clear, and my focus on God. 



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Linda Ward

posted March 13, 2009 at 11:40 am


I thank you for reminding me daily of the wonder and fullfillment God has to offer. I need to be reminded dqaily as in my world things arem so hard. I miss my family and God as I don’t get much time to spend with either. So thanks for this site and all the wondefull prayers and uplifting I find here daily.



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KT

posted March 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm


How do you do this everyday? Everyday you write these beautiful words that have meaning and relevance and guidance. I’ve followed other blogs that were supposed to help but were really just rambling mind dumps that left me more tired than inspired. (We all have those kind of thoughts but do not necessarily benefit anyone by sharing them in their purest form.)
Thank you for sharing your lovely gift.



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Chrysann

posted March 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm


Thank you, Victoria! So beautifully stated. Several years ago, I had one of those life-changing moments and saw clearly that fear blocks divine flow. It was so powerful that I named my new business Abundance so that it would be a constant reminder that on a daily basis, I can choose to manage fear out of my life. Some days I have to work at it harder than others. Recently I was re-united with your book, Fit From Within, and am so grateful to have found it again — I’ve recommended it to several friends and colleagues. You’re the best!



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Victoria Moran

posted March 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm


Gosh, you guys are so nice to write these thoughtful and glowing comments. Thank you! I wish I could write something really moving and important every day, and sometimes I wish I hadn’t promised the ever gracious Beliefnet people 5 blogs a week, because sometimes nothing moving and important shows up! I hope that on those days you’ll accept a little tip for this or that, or an excerpt from a book, or the occasional “rambling mind dump” (just kidding). Anyway, I can’t thank you enough — Chrysann, KT, Linda, and everyone who’s commented before — for giving me your lovely thoughts and supporting this embryonic blog as it finds its way in the world.



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Barbara Christenson

posted March 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm


Outstanding post, Victoria. I’m going to dig out my Golden Key pamphlet. I think I even know where it is. I totally agree that we each have our individual minuscule role to play. What you’ve said makes it do-able. — Barbara



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Liz Brown

posted March 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm


Wow! I echo KT’s remarks that everytime you blog it’s meaningful, spiritual, uplifting and totally centered in Truth. I marvel at how you do it. You’re such a blessing!



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Alexandra Jaye

posted March 14, 2009 at 12:33 am


Yummy! Thank you Victoria! I am about to go to bed and snuggle in with your “Creating a Charmed Life.” And, just decided to check out your website. I Love your energy, radiance, depth and humor!! :)
Thanks for all the magical goodness you create in the world!! Gotta get back to creating my charmed life! ;)
Love & Love!



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Terri

posted March 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm


Thank you – I needed to see this today! It made a world of difference in my thoughts.



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Leanna

posted March 14, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Richard

posted March 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm


Dear nice looking lady;
Your smile alone is worth a million bucks. [Well … um maybe half a million in these recessionary times, but the bargain is ours.
While reading your blog I got the picture of the beauty of a pristine glass lake, a summer day, gently rolling hills of vibrant grasses dancing to the rhythm of an occasional whimsical breeze; leaves on wind sculptured trees only slightly crackling. Off in the distanced gradations of soft blue hills, sitting at the feet of the ancient wisdom of snow capped mountains overseen by fluffy white clouds which somehow testified to the matter of steadfastness and order in the universe. Who can shake a mountain but it’s king?
Then I had the thought … what if all the water was somehow removed from all the elements before me? No God shaped clouds … no glistening mountain tops, no glassy mirror to respond to these stately sentinels. What about the blue grasses far- and the green ones near? And the comfort provided by the tree’s canopy as I sit ensconced under it, to unpack my lunch basket? Brown, only crumpled lifeless shells of dishevelment, mats of string and disorder … brown, lifeless, unredeemable.
The flow of God’s Spirit is more encompassing than the water of life. All things are held together by the express will and purpose of his being. Brown is but one of many colors of the spectrum; intrinsically not bad, but so restrictive in the expression of beauty, especially when God has the rainbow to give us.



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Your Name

posted March 16, 2009 at 11:27 am


Victoria, beautifully written, really! Also,thank you for reminding us often, hat our world consciousness needs to be focused on God and not fear.
Thank you.
from my heart to yours.



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Dolores Sehorn

posted March 16, 2009 at 11:46 am


the one without a name is from me Dolores from KC. bloging is all new to me, so sorry I did not know where to put my name. So I am putting my name all over this one! : ) Dolores



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Your Name

posted March 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm


The only thing I tell myself is the thing my good friend reminds me of when my ego is taking over and I am lost in self pity and self hatred and self…..self…self…and basically..that is where most fear shows up…
She says Linda..remember..Fear..is False evidence that appears real…
it isn’t reality…
What is my fear today…that I will not undo the mistakes of yesterday..so I can’t be in today..because my fear over yesterday consumes me…



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liesel123

posted March 16, 2009 at 11:45 pm


Richard: what a beautiful writer . That’s all i can say.



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Richard Bates

posted April 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm


Words are so important to the engines of life aren’t they? Many of us idle and pollute the spiritual air we breath. The church of Christ still needs to open the windows of the house and let the winds of change blow through.It takes courage to invest one’s whole being in the realm of faith. If someone were to do an exhaustive study on the subject. [A College paper maybe], I’m sure the spirit of Fear would have a case for proving to have enacted 90% of the transitional changes on the earth in one degree or another. Do we understand why God would allow it all? Not a chance.
One of the most often asked questions in or out of the Church is …
WHY. WHY GOD? WHY? WHY? WHY?
Faith is the protagonist and fear is the antagonist. Without both – you’ve got not story.



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