“Ivory, apes and peacocks  are not the way to the Kingdom” – Emmet Fox – #SmashYourCeiling: Be Your Best Self Around The Year – 365 #DailyInspiration To Silence Your Inner Critic And Feed Your Mind Day 98 – #SelfShorts
Published on April 8, 2023
published on April 8, 2023

ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: #SmashYourCeiling, change starts from within – Business & Lifestyle Experimentation for #TheWomanAlchemist  – Feed your mind day 98



Hello again, and welcome the #SmashYourCeiling: Be Your Best Self Around The Year. 365 daily inspiration to silence your inner critic and unleash the power that is within you.




“… In the Temple of Solomon, ivory stands for undue attachment and mistaken loyalty to any particular teacher or church. Be grateful for their help, but loyalty is due to God through your own spiritual development.

  Apes stand for bodily temptations and peacocks for vanity”.


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For me, the message here is to put our spiritual path and our own connection with Source first. Gold, silver, ivory, apes and peacocks are embellishments that come when you have entered the Kingdom, e.g. you are standing tall in your full power and at One with your Consciousness/Source.


Reminder: this is not a religious blog. It looks at the Bible via Dr Fox’s eyes with a metaphysical interpretation. Ultimately it is up to you how you see it ( the Bible): you can read it as The Truth, and in that case, well, there are more than 3000 promises and covenants that God made with men – I urge you to read it and underline them all. We are blessed. Or you can read it as a metaphysical book that gives you instructions on how to operate your subconscious mind and, ultimately, your life.

Either works perfectly well.


See you tomorrow x




Our consciousness has the size and strength of a sumo wrestler, but because we do not know it, we squander our abilities. That’s why I make training my mind my priority Numero 1, and so should you. You are pinching off your own power: STOP IT! 


Around the year with Emmet Fox


Be Your Best Self Around The Year blog is based on Around the Year with Emmet Fox, a collection of 365 daily mediations/devotionals made from Emmet Fox’s unpublished lecture notes and manuscripts and passages from his books.

The book was published after his passing.

Emmet Fox  (1886-1951) was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the last century and the New Thought Movement together with Joseph Murphy, Norman Vincent Peale and Neville Goddard.

Happy reading.

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Disclaimer: The book Around The Year with Emmet Fox and the extract in this daily blog are taken from, and inspired by, The Bible. Fox and The New Thought Movement and consequent teachers interpreted the Bible metaphysically. Equally, If you are religious (Christian or any other religion) or not, you can do so too. This is not a religious blog. It is a “change yourself, change the world around you” blog to motivate and inspire anyone willing to listen to achieve what they want to in life and business.

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Laura Mariani

Laura Mariani

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