If you read nothing else, the following as knowledge (water) if /when applied (blood) = consciousness gold.
"Mastery of self-control of your thoughts and feelings is your Highest Achievement." (Feeling is the Secret)
"Everything else is JUST commentary." (Feeling is the Secret) The subconscious does NOT originate ideas. It accepts TRUE those which the conscious mind feels to be TRUE and, in a way known only to itself, objectifies the accepted ideas. Thus, through my power to imagine, feel and my freedom to choose the idea I will entertain, I have control over creation. Control of the subconscious is accomplished through control of my ideas and feelings. Subconscious is the female aspect or womb or creation. The subconscious TRANSCENDS reason and is independent of induction. It contemplates a feeling as a fact existing within itself and on this assumption proceeds to give expression to it. The creative process begins with an idea and its cycle runs its course as a feeling and ends in a volition to act. No idea can be impressed on the subconscious until it is FELT, once felt--be it good, bad or indifferent--it MUST be expressed. Therefore, the being who does NOT control their feeling may easily impress the subconscious with the undesirable states. Control of feeling is not meant restraint or suppression of my feeling...rather the discipling of SELF to imagine and entertain ONLY such feelings as contributes to my JOY...to my better than best SELF in all ways glorious life and living. Control of my feeling is ALL important to a full and happy life. NEVER ENTERTAIN AN UNDESIRABLE FEELING, nor think sympathetically about wrong in ANY shape or form. Do NOT dwell on the imperfection of myself or others. To do so impresses the subconscious with these limitations. What I do not want done unto me, do not feel that it is done unto you or another. What I do prefer done unto me, feel it is done unto you or another. This is the whole law of a full and happy life. EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST COMMENTARY.
Acceptance - is the Lord of hosts in action. The Lord of hosts will not respond to your wish until you have assumed the feeling of already being what you want to be, for acceptance is the channel of HIS action. (Chpt. XIII Power of Awareness)
Appears to self as circumstances, conditions and even material objects - really ONLY the products of your own consciousness. (Chpt. II, Power of Awareness)
Assume a state - to get into the SPIRIT of it (Chpt. XIII Power of Awareness)
Attainment of ideal inevitable - by desiring to be other than what you are, you can create an ideal of the person you want to be and ASSUME that YOU ARE ALREADY that PERSON. IF this ASSUMEPTION is PERSISTED in until it becomes your DOMINANT feeling--the attainment of your ideal is inevitable. (Chpt. III Power of Assumption)
Attention - is forceful in proportion to the narrowness of its focus, that is, when it is obsessed with a single idea or sensation. It is steadied and powerfully focused ONLY by such an adjustment of the MIND as permits you to see ONE thing ONLY, for you steady the ATTENTION and increase its POWER by confining it. The desire which realizes itself is ALWAYS a desire upon with ATTENTION is exclusively concentrated for an idea is endowed with the power ONLY in proportion to the degree of attention fixed on it. (Chpt. VI Power of Awareness)
Attention, Your - your attention MUST be developed, controlled and concentrated in order to change your concept of yourself successfully and thereby change your future. Imagination is able to do ANYTHING, but ONLY according to the internal direction of your attention. If you PERSIST night after night, sooner or later you will awaken in yourself a CENTER of POWER and become conscious of your greater self, THE REAL YOU. Attention is developed by repeated exercise or habit. (Chpt. VI Power of Awareness)
Attentive Attitude - involves selection, for when you pay attention (NOTE: from Lori Bjork, Power of Awareness book at the end of Chapter V, there is a note from Neville about the dream his wife had to STOP spending and INVEST, stating to invest is to expect a profit. Thus, instead of 'pay attention' what if you moving forward 'invest attention'?) it signifies that you have decided to FOCUS your ATTENTION on ONE object or STATE rather than another. (Chpt. VI Power of Awareness)
Attitude Towards Self - EVERYthing depends on your attitude towards yourself. That which you will NOT AFFIRM as TRUE of yourself can NEVER be realized by you. (Power of Awareness)
Blood - application of the truth 'water is the truth'. I could know everything in the world to be known of the mystery, but never live by it--still continue to live as I have always lived, passively accepting the evidence of my senses as fact, accepting the dictates of reason as my guide. I could overhear a conversation, read it in a book, or hear it in a place. If you truly desire something intensely and you truly desire it, and you have a clear mental picture of what you would like to be or what you would like to accomplish, or what you would like another friend to realize--you know exactly what you would like in this world. NOW, this is the water by which it could be born. It cannot be born of water only; it must be born of water and blood. So, I will give you the water. When you know what you want, you make as vivid and as lifelike a representation of what you would see, of what you would hear, and what you would do, were you physically present and physically moving about in such a situation. For example: a home. You desire a particular home, but reason tells you, 'you cannot afford it'. Reason tells you a thousand things that would deny you could ever realize it. Yet, you still would like it. This I gift you in the form of water, for something must come out of nothing, and life out of death. To embody that state, I make it real. Pull it seemingly from a state that is non-existent--something out of nothing. To make it real and incarnate it--become ALIVE to it and it to you; I AM pulling life out of death. Death is involved. There is death--a radical change of state of mind. I COMPLETELY give up the belief I AM not living in such a place. That is irrational. Yet, it IS what I AM called upon to do, to completely deny the evidence of my senses and BOLDLY ASSUME I AM already in that STATE I occupy. There I dwell in a state reason denies. I dwell in an assumption my senses deny. That is 'not' just the water. IF I DO IT, I AM applying the blood. IF I AM TOLD TO DO IT, I AM given the TRUTH for it will work. Water, if you would ONLY add the blood to it, brings the invisible state into the visible world. What seemingly is non-existent will crystalize and harden into fact. If I desire something and don't realize it--I simply continue a life of frustration. If I realize my objective, I have been saved from frustration. So, the knowledge of what to do is called the 'water of truth'. The use of that lovingly is called the flowing (shedding) of the blood. (By Water and Blood lecture)
Bridge of Incidents - an assumption builds a bridge of incident that lead inevitably to the fulfillment of itself. (Chpt. IX Power of Assumption)
Can Change Your Opinion of Another - If you can change your opinion of another, then what you NOW BELIEVE of the other CANNOT be ABSOLUTELY true. It is ONLY relatively true. (Chpt. VII Power of Awareness)
Causation (Wider View) - If we had this wider view of causation--that causation is mental, not physical--that our mental states are causative of physical effects, then we would realize our responsibility as a creator and imagine ONLY the best imaginable.
Concept of yourself - all that you accept and consent as true. What you consent to can only be discovered by an uncritical observation of your reactions to life. Your reactions reveal where you live psychologically; and where you live psychologically, determines how you live here in the outer, visible world. (Chpt. 2, Power of Awareness)
Consciousness - first and ONLY cause-substance of the phenomena of life. Nothing has existence for man save through the consciousness he has of it. Therefore, it is to consciousness you must turn, for it is the ONLY foundation on which the phenomena of life can be explained. (for more, please see Chapter II from the Power of Awareness book)
Desire - to desire is to confess you do not NOW possess what you desire, and because ALL things are YOURS, you rob yourself by living in the state of desire. My SAVIOR is my desire. As I 'WANT' something I AM looking into the eyes of my SAVIOR. If I continue wanting it, I DENY my JESUS, my SAVIOR. For as I WANT I confess I AM NOT and 'except ye believe that I AM HE ye die in your sins'. I cannot have and still continue to desire what I have. I may enjoy it, but I cannot continue wanting it. (Lesson 2 - Five Lessons book)
Difference - does NOT consist in variety of substance, but in variety of ARRANGEMENT of the same cause-substance, your consciousness. (Chpt. II, Power of Awareness)
Doer of the Word - To continue in the perfect Law of Liberty is to persist in the assumption your desire is ALREADY FULFILLED. You are NOT a 'forgetful hearer' when you keep the feeling of your wish fulfilled constantly alive in your consciousness. This makes you a 'doer of the word', a 'doer of the work' and you are BLESSED in your deed by the inevitable realization of your desire. You MUST be doers of the Law of Assumption, for without APPLICATION the most profound understanding will not produce any desired result. (Chpt. XLVIII Power of Awareness)
Doubt - "Whoever believes that what he says will come to pass, it shall be done for him." Mark 11:23
'IT' is DONE FOR HIM!
I can persuade myself it is TRUE.
Then I physically do nothing.
"Whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it, and you will" Mark 11:24
IMAGINATION is able to do ALL that I ask.
These are ACTS of FAITH.
Neville shares, "Yet don't come with ANY challenge to cause me to doubt, because I will not doubt the Lord."
I made my choice:
"Choose this day whom you will serve."
I have chosen the Lord to serve, and the Lord is my own wonderful human imagination.
I imagine the being to whom I turn KNOWS EVERYONE. He knows every being in the world.
You know why?
"Because ALL things by a law divine in one another's being mingle." --Blake
So, he knows the ONE who did it and can instantly change the man's attitude toward the act, and have him do it...compelled to do it. Now, if I had not acted, my luggage never would have returned. So we are the operant power. It doesn't work itself.
Do I believe to the point of acting upon it? Full Faith?
You discover in the end 'all things work for good with those who love the Lord.' Romans 8:28
So everything will work for good.
You do it ALL in your imagination.
IMAGINATION is able to do ALL that I ask.
And EVERYONE in this world will work for you.
If it takes a million people to bring what you have just done in your Imagination to pass, they will take a million people and they will do it. They will do it not even knowing that they are doing it. ALL will work toward the fulfillment of what you have done in your IMAGINATION.
You simply do it (imagine) and completely commit yourself.
Thus, FAITH is nothing more than subjective appropriation of the objective hope.
Believe that. Believe your Imaginal ACT.
Believe imagination is able to do ALL that I ASK.
For whoever believes, what is said will come to pass.
It will be done FOR YOU.
You have sublime spirit of confidence, "All right, I've done it."
It's easy to say, but do you believe it?
Then walk as though it were true.
Because these precepts are to be taken literally: "Whatever you ask in prayer believe you have received it, and you will." Mark 11:24
When you really, truly believe you have received it, then you walk as though it is true and then YOU ARE NOT CONCERNED.
ANY DOUBT, shout it out
"Get thee behind me, Satan."
as one with Full and Absolute Divine Authority,
Well, Satan is ONLY the personification of the doubt in man. There is no being called Satan.
Anyone and everyone in the world can play the part of Satan.
The pope can play the part of Satan tonight by challenging me (Neville) to say what I AM saying without being ordained. He could challenge me, and in a certain manner, if I were other than what I AM, he could fool me into believing that he holds the authority.
So, anyone or anything in the world may try to dethrone you and move you from the being you've found.
Tell them, "get behind me."
You have made your choice and the choice is,
I serve the Lord.
And the Lord is my own wonderful human Imagination.
May I tell you, you will not fail. You will only succeed.
And so, is IMAGINATION sufficient?
Well, sufficient so far as I'm (Neville) concerned, but if you think it is insufficient, well then, to you it is insufficient.
Yet, may I tell you, it is not insufficient.
Imagination is the Power of the Universe, the power that created and sustains the universe. It is your own wonderful human IMAGINATION. (Neville Goddard lecture, Imagination's Power)
Eternal Truth - "There is nothing unclean of itself; but to him that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean." Romans 14:14 Because there is NOTHING unclean of itself (or clean of itself), you should ASSUME THE BEST and think ONLY of that which is lovely and of good report. It is NOT superior insight but IGNORANCE of the Law of Assumption, if you read into the greatness of men some littleness with which you may be familiar--or into some situation or circumstance an un unfavorable conviction. (Chpt. VII Power of Awareness)
EVERYTHING - depends upon your concept of yourself. ALL IS YOURS. Do not seek for that which you are. Appropriate it. Claim it. Assume it. That which you do NOT claim as TRUE of yourself CANNOT be realized by you. (Chpt. IX Power of Awareness)
Feast of Passover story - something is going to change RIGHT NOW. Something is going to PASSOVER. Man is incapable of passing over from one state of consciousness into another UNLESS he releases from consciousness that which he now entertains, for it anchors him where he is. You and I may go to physical feasts year after year as the sun enters the great sign of Aries, but it means nothing to the true mystical Passover. To keep the feast of the Passover, the psychological feast, I pass from one state of consciousness into another. I do it by releasing Barabbas, the thief and robber that robs me of that state which I could embody within my world. The state I seek to embody is personified in the story as Jesus the Savior. If I become what I want to be then I AM saved from what I was. If I do not become it, I continue to keep locked within me a thief who robs me of being which I could be. These stories have NO REFERENCE to ANY persons who lived nor to any event that ever occurred upon earth. These characters are everlasting characters in the mind of every man in the world. You and I perpetually keep alive either Barabbas or Jesus. You know at every moment of time who you are entertaining. (Lesson 2 - Five Lessons book)
Forgetful Hearer - To continue in the perfect Law of Liberty is to persist in the assumption that your desire is already fulfilled. You are NOT a 'forgetful hearer' when you keep the feeling of your wish fulfilled constantly ALIVE in your consciousness. This makes you a 'doer of the work' and you are blessed in your deed by the inevitable realization of your desire. (Chpt. XVIII Power of Awareness)
Function of an assumption - because creation is finished, what you desire already exists. It is excluded from view because you can see ONLY the contents of you own consciousness. It is the function of an assumption to call back the excluded view and restore full vision. It is NOT the world but your ASSUMPTIONS that change. An assumption brings the invisible into sight. It is nothing more nor less than seeing with the eye of God, i.e., imagination. (Chpt. XIV Power of Awareness)
Gift - God planned everything as it has come out, and as it will be consummated. It is your FATHER's good pleasure to GIVE you the Kingdom. You do not EARN it; it's not your 'due''; it's not a reward. It's simply a GIFT...unmerited. And therefore, you cannot lose it. This gift is irrevocable. So no man can take it from you; no man can give it to you. So let no one frighten you. It is yours and it's coming on time. And the gift is nothing less than God Himself. When He gives you the Kingdom, He gives you Himself. For the Kingdom is NOT a realm. The kingdom is a character. It's a body. And that body is perfect. And wherever you are, clothed in that body, everything around you is perfect. Now matter where you go...were you in the Petrified Forest, it would burst into foliage. Were you in the desert, it would simply blossom like the rose. Were you in the midst of all broken members of society, they would all be in harmony. If you came into a world where they were blind, lame, halt, withered, instantly, as you glide by, eyes that were missing would come out of the nowhere and fill the empty sockets. Arms that are missing, feet missing--everything will be made perfect because YOU are present. That is God's gift, which is the gift of Himself, which is His body. Let NO ONE, in ANY way, try to CONVINCE you that you MUST be a little better than what you are if you would get the Kingdom. The Kingdom is your gift. Irrevocable. (Justified States lecture)
Great Secret - a controlled imagination and well-sustained attention firmly and repeatedly focused on the FEELING of the wish fulfilled until it fills the mind and crowds ALL OTHER IDEAS out of consciousness. (Chpt. V Power of Awareness)
Heart - primary organ of sense, hence the first cause of experience. When you look 'on the heart' you are looking at your assumptions: assumptions determine your experience. 'As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.' Proverbs 23:7 (Chpt. XIV Power of Awareness)
Height of Folly - to expect the incarnation of a new and greater concept of self to come about by natural evolutionary process. That which requires a state of consciousness to produce its effect obviously CANNOT be effected without such a state of consciousness, and in your ability to ASSUME the FEELING of a greater life, to ASSUME a NEW concept of yourself, you POSSESS what the rest of Nature does not possess--IMAGINATION--the instrument by which you create your world. (Power of Awareness)
Ideal I Seek - and hope to attain will NOT manifest itself, will not be realized by me, UNTIL I have imagined I AM ALREADY THAT IDEAL. (Chpt. IV Power of Awareness)
Ignorance of the Law of Assumption - it is NOT superior insight but ignorance of the Law of Assumption if you read into the GREATNESS of men some littleness with which you may be familiar--or some situation or circumstance an unfavorable conviction. (Chpt. VII Power of Awarness)
Infinite States - 'He goes blindly on with his mathematics and his theory, bringing out these concepts, all theory. Well, mine (Neville Goddard) is not theory. I go into these states. Now, look at it this way: see the whole vast world as infinite states. ALL states, if they are all states, and you are an immortal being--you are not a state; you are immortal--you enter a state and the state becomes alive. Therefore, you are not to blame if you enter a state unwittingly, and it's a horrible state. Man, not knowing--yet you are in a state. They condemn you. But you have to express the contents of that state. But you can get out of a state. You don't have to remain in it if you know it's a state. (Justified States lecture)
Inheritance - Your inheritance is not ONLY GOD; we're told in the 4th chapter of Romans: "You inherit the world." The world is yours, and ALL within it. You don't inherit some little portion of the world. You inherit God, and God owns the world, and the world is your inheritance. (Justified States lecture)
Integrity (wholeness) - submission of the whole self to the FEELING of the wish fulfilled in certainty that the new state of consciousness is the renewing of mind which transforms. (Power of Awareness)
Invest - You must stop spending your thoughts, time, and money. Everything in life must be an investment.’ To spend is to waste, to squander, to layout without return. To invest is to layout for a purpose from which a profit is expected. This revelation of my wife is about the importance of the moment. It is about the transformation of the moment. . . . It is only what is done now that counts. Whenever we assume the feeling of being what we want to be, we are investing. (from Chapter V, Power of Awareness)
Justified - (from Justified States lecture) "We are told we are justified by His grace." Well, 'justification' in scripture is divine acquittal. You are completely acquitted--no matter what you have ever done, you are acquitted." Man not knowing that, he condemns the state, when it's not the being you're looking at; you're looking at the state. So, God forgives everyone--he justifies everyone, because HE knows they're only in states. So when you hear people bragging about how this one is better than the other one, forget it. They're judging states. So that man is richer, because he's in a state that is richer than the other one that is poor, but the occupant of the rich state does not differ from the occupant of the poor state. And the occupant of the state tonight that is in jail does not differ from the judge who sentenced him. ONE is not 'better' than the other in the eyes of God. In the eyes of God, all are acquitted. That's justification.
Law of Assumption - an assumption, though false, if PERSISTED in will harden into FACT. (Chpt. IV Power of Awareness)
Law of Reversibility - (from Prayer: Art of Believing)
Universal Law of Reversibility is the foundation on which its claims are based.
Whether or not man succeeds in reversing the transformation of a force, he knows, nevertheless, that all transformations of force ARE reversible. If heat can produce mechanical motion, so mechanical motion can produce heat. If electricity produces magnetism, magnetism too can develop electric currents. Cause and effect, energy and matter, action and reaction are the same and inter-convertible.
This law is of highest importance, because it enables you to foresee the inverse transformation once the direct transformation is verified. If you knew how you would FEEL were you to realize your objective, then, inversely, you would know what state you could realize were you to awaken in yourself such feeling.
The injunction, to pray believing that you already possess what you pray for, is based upon a knowledge of the law of inverse transformation. If your realized prayer produces in you a definite feeling or state of consciousness, then, inversely, that particular feeling or state of consciousness MUST produce your realized prayer.
Because ALL transformations of force are reversible, you should always assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled. You should awaken within you the FEELING you are and have that which heretofore you desired to be and possess. This is easily done by contemplating the JOY that would be yours were your objective an accomplished fact. So, you live and move and have your being in the feeling that your wish is realized.
The feeling of the wish fulfilled, if assumed and sustained, MUST objectify the state that would have created it. This law explains why “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” and why “He calleth things that are not seen as though they were and things that were not seen become seen.” Assume your feeling of the wish fulfilled and continue feeling that it is fulfilled until that which you feel objectifies itself.
If a physical fact can produce a psychological state, a psychological state can produce a physical fact. If the effect (a) can be produced by the cause (b), then inversely, the effect (b) can be produced by the cause (a). Therefore I say unto you,
“What thing soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24
Least Action Principle - governs everything in physics from the path of a planet to the path of a pulse of light. Least Action is the minimum of energy, multiplied by the minimum of time. Your journey from one state of consciousness to another is a psychological one, so, to make the journey, you MUST employ the psychological equivalent of 'Least Action', and the psychological equivalent is mere assumption. Power of assumption works by means of attention, minus effort. (Chpt. XIV Power of Awareness)
Limited by - You are limited ONLY by your UNcontrolled imagination and LACK of ATTENTION to the FEELING of your wish fulfilled. When the imagination is NOT controlled and the ATTENTION not steadied on the FEELING of the wish fulfilled, then NO amount of prayer or piety or invocation will produce the desired effect. (Chpt. V Power of Awareness)
Looking at yourself 'in a glass' - is seeing yourself in imagination as the person you desire to be. Forgetting 'what manner of man' you are is failing to persist in your assumption. The 'perfect law of liberty' is the law which makes possible liberation from limitation, that is, the law of assumption. (Chapter 18 Power of Assumption)
Magnetism - NOT generated; displayed. When particles are marshalled in ranks so that a number of them face in one direction, the substance is a magnet. (Chpt. II, Power of Awareness)
MAN ready to live by Law of Assumption - man who is not prepared for the CONSCIOUS plunge into the assumption of the wish fulfilled in the FAITH it is the ONLY way to the realization of his dream is NOT yet ready to live consciously by the Law of Assumption; although there is NO DOUBT he does live by the Law of ASSUMPTION unconscioiusly. (Chpt. IV Power of Awareness)
Manifest not created - health, wealth, beauty and genius are NOT created; they are ONLY manifested by the arrangement of your MIND. That is, by your concept of yourself [and your concept of yourself is ALL that you accept and consent to as TRUE. What you consent to can ONLY be discovered by an uncritical observation of your reactions to live. Your reactions reveal where you live psychologically; and where you live psychologically, determines how you live here in the outer visible world.] The importance of this in your daily life should be immediately apparent. (Chpt. II Power of Awareness)
Man's Chief Delusion - his conviction that there are causes other than his own state of consciousness. (Power of Awareness)
Man's consciousness - all that he thinks and desires and loves, all that he believes is true and consents to. (Power of Awareness)
Mansion - "in my Father's house are many mansions" Mansion is the state desired...telling of an event before it occurs physically is simply feeling yourself into the state desired until it has the TONE of REALITY. You go and prepare a place for yourself by imagining yourself into the FEELING of your wish fulfilled. (Chpt. IX Power of Awareness)
Master of Your Fate - When you can call up at will whatsoever image you please, when the forms of your imagination are vivid to you as the forms of nature: YOU ARE MASTER of YOUR FATE. You MUST STOP SPENDING your thoughts, your time and your money. EVERYTHING in life MUST be an INVESTMENT. To invest is to layout for a purpose from which a profit is expected. (Chpt. V Power of Awareness)
Mastery - you can obtain mastery by deliberate, conscious control of your imagination (consciousness). (Chpt. V Power of Awareness)
Motiveless Necessity - the world moves with motiveless necessity meaning it has not motive of its won, but is under the necessity of manifesting your CONCEPT, the arrangement of your mind, and your mind is ALWAYS arranged in the image of all you BELIEVE and CONSENT to as TRUE. (Chpt. II Power of Awareness)
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