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Dig Your Ditches | Faith That Works vs Faith That Fails | BABH S2Ep118

season 2 Feb 08, 2022

EPISODE 118: Dig Your Ditches | Faith That Works vs Faith That Fails

There’s a lot of encouragement in the personal development and self-help world to ‘just have faith’ - but how do you know what to put your faith in?

Are you just chasing rainbows?

Is it simply a matter of conviction or persistence?

Or is there something else that the prophets and miracle workers of the world know?

Today we’re going to look at a biblical story about faith where God demands you ‘Dig Your Ditches’. We’ll look at how that was taken on by Florence Scovel Shinn and how that shaped much of the modern law of attraction thinking.

And, I’ll be asking the question nobody seems to be asking; the question that makes all the difference between Faith That Works vs Faith That Fails.

Plus, if you’re a facilitator, coach or therapist you’ll hear how this is particularly pertinent to doing your best work with your clients.

So click that play button and let’s dive in.

Quick Links from this episode:



  • Dig Your Ditches from "The Game of Life" by Florence Scovel Shinn
    • A "spiritualist" from whose work in the 1920's was foundational in modern 'Law of Attraction' thought
  • She was referencing: The Bible - 2 Kings Ch3 V16-19
    • The Prophet Elisha get's God's word to save armies from dying of thirst
    • "Dig ditches throughout the valley even though there's no evidence of it doing anything." (I'm wildly paraphrasing here 😛) 
    • Flash flood fills the valley, ditches collect the water, army lives and wins battle
  • Main message of the story:
    • Christianity generally goes with: Have faith, do what God tells you even if there’s no evidence.
    • Florence & The LOA folk generally go with: Have faith, act as if it's already happened

Good message and…
Problem - Elisha listened to God - how did he know it was God?

Lots of people acting in faith on something that doesn’t have the juice?

What’s the juice?

Connected, aligned… Animated

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  • Animation mastery is living miracles (and it’s not about faith really)
  • “Prayer is the art of aligning with what’s already becoming” - animation - ahead of Gods curve
  • Animation spotting is a skill:
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    • No agenda - no dogma
    • I teach it at NPA Mastery

How does it help in processing?

  • Pacing, right thing at the right time
  • Alignment and power - power beyond the self
  • If you're struggling and finding your work/processing hard then you’re not working in animation
  • NPA Mastery will teach you

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