Catherine Ponder is a very well known author of super-charged metaphysical books. She has written over 14 books over the past few decades. Some of her best work involves the power behind affirmations. Her books have profound changes on people's lives. Our personal favorite book of hers is Open Your Mind To Prosperity. In the search for more of her wisdom we uncovered The Prosperity Secrets Of The Ages.
Her books are about far more than prosperity. They are about manifesting life the way you want it to be. They are about claiming the power of your life, in words. We include a favorite passage typical of the inspirational stories and affirmations found throughout all her highly recommended books:
Here's a passage from Prosperity Secrets of the Ages
YOUR WORDS CAN HEAL
His mother daily spoke words of life and health to him, but he did not respond. Finally, she realized that if those administering treatment spoke encouragingly to him, it would help her own good words to have more effect. She confidentially talked with the nurse in charge of his floor, asking that she and all who had contact with him speak encouragingly to him of his recovery. The nurse replied, "I will be glad to see that this is done, though I cannot see how it can help your son. He is getting weaker every day." The mother replied, "I am also a nurse and I have seen many patients recover who were supposed to be dying, after someone began firmly encouraging them to live."
Soon a nurse's aide, following instructions, said to this woman's son, "You are looking much better than you were yesterday. You are now on the road to recovery!" Later, when an intern made his nightly check, he said the same thing. Immediately this woman's son began to respond to these ideas of life and health. The very atmosphere in his hospital room changed from depression and death to hope and life. As this mother continued talking health to her son, he responded. Quietly she said over and over to him, "You are on the road to recovery. You are getting better. You are getting stronger. You are getting well." …..
As she continued to speak simple, pleasant words to her son, the other two people in the room began to recover, too! One man later told her that when she first began to speak words of life and health to her son, he immediately began to silently repeat over and over those words for himself. Gradually, new hope for his own recovery came to him, although he knew he was expected to die. After he had completely recovered, he later told this woman's son, "Your mother not only talked you back to life, but her words gave me new life too. Had it not been for your mother's daily encouraging words, I believe we would both be dead today."
from The Prosperity Secrets Of The Ages, by Catherine Ponder. DeVorss & Company, Publishers.
Here are a few inspirational affirmations from Catherine Ponder's book Open Your Mind To Prosperity. To use these affirmations yourself, speak the words out loud. Speak slowly and deliberately. Change the words around so that they work for you. Substitute any words you don't like with those of your own. Make these affirmations your own, if you like. As you speak these words, feel these declarations go out into the universe and come alive!
I NOW LET GO OF WORN OUT THINGS, WORN OUT CONDITIONS, AND WORN OUT RELATIONSHIPS. DIVINE ORDER IS NOW ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED IN ME AND IN MY WORLD.
I NOW RELEASE AND AM RELEASED FROM EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY THAT ARE NO LONGER PART OF THE DIVINE PLAN FOR MY LIFE. EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY THAT ARE NO LONGER PART OF THE DIVINE PLAN FOR MY LIFE NOW RELEASE ME.
I AM SURROUNDED BY DIVINE SUBSTANCE AND THIS DIVINE SUBSTANCE NOW MANIFESTS FOR ME IN RICH APPROPRIATE FORM.
GOD IS MY SUPPLY AND MY UNLIMITED ABUNDANCE OF EVERYTHING NOW.
DIVINE LOVE IS NOW WORKING THROUGH ME TO ADJUST ALL THE DETAILS OF MY LIFE. LOVE TRANSFORMS MY LIFE NOW.
I AM RECEIVING MY HIGHEST GOOD OF MIND, BODY AND AFFAIRS NOW! MY ACCUMULATED
GOOD OF PAST AND PRESENT NOW POURS FORTH INTO MY LIFE AS RICH BLESSINGS.
THIS IS A TIME OF DIVINE FULFILLMENT. I WELCOME MY ACCUMULATED GOOD NOW.
I GIVE THANKS FOR DIVINE RESTORATION IN MIND, BODY AND AFFAIRS.