"Metaphysicians find that words that express thanks, gratitude, and praise release latent energies of mind and spirit; and the effects of their use follow so quickly that they can almost be identified with the originating words" (Teach Us to Pray 91, 92).
Probably nothing works more quickly to make the mind receptive and responsive to God ideas than gratitude and thanksgiving, for these attitudes of mind fill us with expectancy of the "added things" promised by Jesus (Matt. 6:33).
We find that two things occur when thankfulness fills the mind: first, there is increased growth or expansion in our consciousnes, for we have come to the place of acknowledging God as the source of good and ourselves as His heirs; second, there is a consequent increase in manifestation of this good in body or in affairs. Our recognition of good has prompted our
"The prophets of old knew the power of increase inherent in thanksgiving. 'Praise ye Jehovah' is repeated again and again in the Psalms, because the Psalmist knew that praise and thanksgiving divinely directed tap the mighty reservoirs of infinite Mind."
Author of Lessons in Truth, A Course of Twelve Lessons in Practical Christianity, How I Used Truth, God, A Present Help and The Best Theology.
Cady was a teacher and an early pioneer in the New Thought movement, Her pamphlet “Finding The Christ in Ourselves” inspired Myrtle and Charles Fillmore and was published in Unity Magazine. “Lessons in Truth” was the first book published by Unity.