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Neville Goddard: Just Imagine
Imagine with purpose . . .
There is very little I know for sure. One thing I'm certain of - the imagination is powerful. That's why I've made Neville Goddard this lens. Though his thoughts are steeped in Christianity, his clarity in presenting ideas relating to science of mind is remarkable, whatever your faith. I'm presenting Neville just to present him. My hope is you will read his words and decide for yourself what, if anything, to take away and use.
"An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable." ~ Neville Goddard ~
by Mitch Horowitz (excerpt)
Neville Lancelot Goddard was born in 1905 on the then British-protectorate of Barbados to an Anglican family of nine sons and one daughter. At various times Neville depicted his own English childhood home as comfortable, but hardly lavish.He came to New York at the age of seventeen to study theater - a move that would lead to a successful career as a vaudeville dancer and stage actor. Yet Neville described himself as often living hand-to-mouth, working for a time as an elevator operator and a shipping clerk.
His ambition for the stage began to fade as he encountered a remarkable range of spiritual ideas - first with self-styled occult groups, and later with the help of a life-transforming mentor. In his lectures, Neville describes studying with an Ethiopian-born rabbi named Abdullah. Their initial meeting, Neville says, had an air of kismet:
When I first met my friend Abdullah back in 1931 I entered a room where he was speaking and when the speech was ended he came over, extended his hand and said: "Neville, you are six months late." I had never seen the man before, so I said: "I am six months late? How do you know me?" and he replied: "The brothers told me that you were coming and you are six months late." According to Neville, the two studied Hebrew, Scripture, and kabala together for five years - planting the seeds of the philosophy of mental creativity that Neville would develop.
"Live as though you are there," Abdullah told him, "and that you shall be."
Neville discovered what would eventually become the hallmark of his teaching: It was imperative to assume the feeling that one's goal has already been attained. "It is not what you want that you attract," he would later write; "you attract what you believe to be true."
Changing the Future: 1 2 3
from Out of This World by Neville Goddard
Let me again lay the foundation of changing the future, which is nothing more than a controlled waking dream.
- Define your objective - know definitely what you want.
- Construct an event which you believe you will encounter following the fulfillment of your desire - something which will have the action of self predominant - an event which implies the fulfillment of your desire.
- Immobilize the physical body and induce a state of consciousness akin to sleep; then, mentally feel yourself right into the proposed action - imagining all the while that you are actually performing the action here and now so that you experience in imagination what you would experience in the flesh were you now to realize your goal.
Experience has convinced me that this is the perfect way to achieve my goal. However, my own many failures would convict me were I to imply that I have completely mastered the movements of my attention. I can, however, with the ancient teacher say: "This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are beforek I press toward the mark for the prize."
Journey Through Infinity - short non-Neville visual meditation
Neville on The Law
from The Law and the Promise
The world in which we live is a world of imagination. In fact, life itself is an activity of imagining, "For Blake," wrote Professor Morrison of the University of St. Andrews, "the world originates in a divine activity identical with what we know ourselves as the activity of imagination;" his task being "to open the immortal eyes of man inward into the worlds of thought, into eternity, ever expanding in the bosom of God, the Human Imagination."
Nothing appears or continues in being by a power of its own. Events happen because comparatively stable imaginal activities created them, and they continue in being only as long as they receive such support. "The secret of imagining," writes Douglas Fawcett, "is the greatest of all problems to the solution of which the mystic aspires. Supreme power, supreme wisdom, supreme delight lie in the far-off solution of this mystery."
Never accept as true of others what you would not want to be true of you. ~ Neville ~
It has to be said that as a mystic Neville is in a whole different dimension. Fabulous information with biblical references included but not so much that a non-Christian would be put off by it. His teachings on the power of the imagination are life-altering. This is a must-read for any metaphysician. Peace and love! (amazon reviewer: free spirit)
To avoid duplicating some of his material by accident, those interested in Neville may want to know that this reader contains seven of his books: The Law and the Promise; Prayer:The Art of Believing; Feeling is the Secret; Resurrection; Freedom for All; Out of this World; and Seedtime and Harvest.
Happy reading! (amazon reviewer: no124c41)
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I SAW THE MYSTIC VISION FLOW
AND LIVE IN MEN AND WORDS AND STREAMS,
UNTIL I COULD NO LONGER KNOW
THE STREAM OF LIFE FROM MY OWN DREAMS
~ George W. Russell ~
Your life expresses one thing,
and one thing only, your state of consciousness.
~ Neville ~
Outside the Box - fun to watch
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Truth is within ourselves;
takes no rise From outward things,
what e'er you may believe.
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where truth abides in fullness and to know,
Rather consist in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.
~ Browning ~
Neville on Changing the Past
from The Law and the Promise by Neville Goddard
"Man and his past are one continuous structure. This structure contains all of the facts which have been conserved and still operate below the threshold of his surface mind. For him it is merely history. For him it seems unalterable - a dead and firmly fixed past. But for itself, it is living - it is part of the living age. He cannot leave behind him the mistakes of the past, for nothing disappears. Everything that has been is still in existence. The past still exists, and it gives - and still gives - its results. Man must go back in memory, seek for and destroy the causes of evil, however far back they lie. This going into the past and replaying a scene of the past in imagination as it ought to have been played the first time, I call revision and revision results in repeal."
There is no opponent in the game of life; there is only the goal.
~ Neville ~
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What Do You Think?
Is imagination the powerful creative tool Neville says it is?
MAN IS IMMORTAL; THEREFORE
HE MUST DIE ENDLESSLY.
FOR LIFE IS A CREATIVE IDEA;
IT CAN ONLY FIND ITSELF
IN CHANGING FORMS
~ Tagore ~
What makes Neville's lectures such great source of information is that this man devoted most of his life (over 40 years) for studying the deeper and inner meaning of sacred writings and he knew everything there is to know about the life. (amazon reviewer)
Neville on Prayer
from Prayer: The Art of Believing
To pray successfully you must have clearly defined objectives. You must know what you want before you can ask for it. You must know what you want before you can feel that you have it, and prayer is the feeling of fulfilled desire.
It does not matter what it is you seek in prayer, or where it is, or whom it concerns. You have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth of that which you desire to see manifested. When you emerge from prayer you no longer seek, for you have - if you have prayed correctly - subconsciously assumed the reality of the state sought, and by the law of reversibility your subconscious assumption must objectify that which it affirms.
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Imagine that you are seeing
what you want to see, and remain faithful to your vision.
~ Neville ~
Out of This World Quotes
from Neville's book Out of This World
Feed the mind with premises -- that is, assertions presumed to be true,
because assumptions, though unreal to the senses, if persisted in,
until they have the feeling of reality, will harden into facts.
Everything we do, unaccompanied by a change of consciousness, is but futile
readjustment of surfaces.
If we would become as emotionally aroused over our ideals as we become over our
dislikes, we would ascend to the plane of our ideal as easily as we now descend to
the level of our hates.
To know the truth of our neighbor we must assume that he is already
that which he desires to be.
A dream is nothing more than uncontrolled four-dimensional thinking, or the
rearrangement of both past and future sensory impressions.
The spiritual man speaks to the natural man through the language of desire.
We cannot avoid the inference that all three-dimensional objects
are but cross sections of four-dimensional bodies.
The cornerstone on which all things are based is man's concept of himself.
Look as though you saw; listen as though you hear;
stretch forth your imaginary hand as though you
touched . . .and you assumptions will harden into facts.
No matter what we do, we follow the desire which at the moment dominates
The ideal we serve and strive to attain could never be evolved
from us were it not potentially involved in our nature.
Believing and being are one.
The Importance of Imagination
article by Remez Sasson
Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived through the senses. It is the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects or events that do not exist, are not present or have happened in the past. Memory is actually a manifestation of imagination. Everyone possesses some imagination ability. In some it may be highly developed and in others it may manifest in a weaker form. It manifests in various degrees in various people.
Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind. It gives the ability to look at any situation from a different point of view, and enables one to mentally explore the past and the future . . .
Imagination is not limited only to seeing pictures in the mind. It includes all the five senses and the feelings. One can imagine a sound, taste, smell, a physical sensation or a feeling or emotion. For some people it is easier to see mental pictures, others find it easier to imagine a feeling, and some are more comfortable imagining the sensation of one of the five senses. Training of the imagination gives the ability to combine all the senses.
A developed and strong imagination does not make you a daydreamer and impractical. On the contrary, it strengthens your creative abilities, and is a great tool for recreating and remodeling your world and life . . .
Imagination has a great role and value in each one's life. It is much more than just idle daydreaming. We all use it, whether consciously or unconsciously, in most of our daily affairs. We use our imagination whenever we plan a party, a trip, our work or a meeting. We use it when we describe an event, explain how to arrive to a certain street, write, tell a story or cook a cake . . .
Visualizing an object or a situation, and repeating often this mental image, attracts the object or situation into our lives. This opens for us new, vast and fascinating opportunities.
This means that we should think only in a positive manner about our desires, otherwise we may create and attract into our lives events, situations and people that we don't really want. This is actually what most of us do, because we don't use the power of imagination correctly . . .
Lack of understanding of the power of the imagination is responsible for the suffering, incompetence, difficulties, failures and unhappiness people experience. For some reason, most people are inclined to think in a negative way. They do not expect success. They expect the worst, and when they fail, they believe that fate is against them. This attitude can be changed, and then life will improve accordingly.
Understanding how to use your imagination correctly, and putting this knowledge into practice, for your own and others' benefit, will put you on the golden path to success, satisfaction and happiness.
article found at SuccessConsciousness.com
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