This presentation is based on Neville Goddard’s first three text lectures titled: A Divine Event, A Lesson in Scripture and A Movement of mind.
All living beings on this planet have a programmed purpose, to survive and replicate. All humanity aspires to create, be fruitful, multiply, and to have comfort and abundance in their life in order to continue this amazing cycle of life. Some people seem to be wealthy, have power, and have whatever they want in life, without much conscious effort, yet other’s seem to struggle and toil their whole lives and never seem to make it. So why is that? What does the successful person have what the others don’t? What is the secret to obtaining desirable possessions? Neville Goddard a great mystic from the 20th century claimed that he had the formula to obtaining all of your hearts desires, He claimed that there is such secret and the secret isn’t something outside of you, but within you, and that is your own wonderful human imagination, with Imagination you can achieve anything you desire.
“Would you bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness. More health? Get the health consciousness. More happiness? Get the happiness consciousness. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become impossible to keep them from you.” – Charles Haanel, author of The MasterKey System.
All creation starts in the mind and then creates conditions to be expressed in the physical world. With your imagination, you have the ability to imagine anything and everything, there is no idea that passes through the imagination that is not expressed that is why you must be careful what you feed your mind, you must have discipline, take control and move your mind in the direction that you want it to go. The person who understands that there is power in imagination will begin to understand that his previous conditions were brought about by his past fixed ideas, and begin to think in ways that will bring about more desirable conditions.
You have inside of you an infinite world, you have the ability to create the most beautiful art, make new inventions, write amazing novels, and change your circumstances for good. When you truly begin to awaken to the power of your imagination and put it to practice you will find yourself living in a new whole world. Neville said, “Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live, “. You can be successful if you desire but you must keep a persistent assumption of what you desire and never let doubt get in the way. What do you want out of life?
Do you want wealth, power, courage, health? Persistently assume and own that you are now that, for imagination will fulfill your desire. If you you want to be known, affirm that you are “known,” Do you want to be in good health? Then begin to affirm that you “Are in good health,” I think Charles Haanel the writer of The Master Key System put the perfect affirmation together,
“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy”
It covers almost anything a person can dream of. Regardless of what you want in life, you MUST declare that “You are,” and you “have it,”.
Neville says: an assumption is an act of faith. Now at the present moment you may lack all those things you desire, you may be struggling to pay the bills or save money, or you may be in poor health, but persist living in your new reality and your faith will make it so. The law of imagination is to be persistent in holding your claim, that “I am what I want to be.” for the uninitiated, this may seem like fiction but I can tell you from experience that your desires will start to come forth as by magic, I don’t know when but it will happen for sure, and as your accomplishments grows, your faith will grow.
Now, there are people out there who may think this is a scam or its a sales plot, but Neville never asked of any money from his students he simply asked them to test their imagination. Neville says, “the world is simply mirroring the being you are assuming that you are.” One day you will turn around and realize that your world has totally changed, your perception of yourself has changed therefore it was reflected in the this world. In Neville’s third text lecture titled “A movement of mind,” He gives a useful exercise which may be used to implant your desire.
He said you can dream your dreams, and make them come true, the exercise is simply relaxing yourself into a dreamlike state before you fall asleep, [I recommend learning how to relax deeply by using meditation audios from YouTube, especially those of Silva Ultramind. When falling into a dreamlike state bring forth the picture of what you want and imagine your friends, family, acquaintances congratulating you for your newfound success, If you find yourself in a poor financial situation, Imagine your friends congratulating you on your new brand name clothes, your new furniture, your new sports car and anything that implies that you are now in a good financial situation, make sure you make your picture as detailed and as vivid as possible, see their expressions on their face as they congratulate you, see the color, make and model of your new car, if possible look at pictures on the internet and study the shape of the car, and park it in your imaginary driveway.
It is important that you are in the sleeplike meditative state, or that you are doing this in the morning or at night before you fall asleep. The reason for this is because your subconscious mind is more open to ideas when you are in those states. 4TH LECTURE: A movement within God… If your find yourself unhappy and hopeless, you are not chained there forever, all this is a symptom of false images that you held in your past, begin to feed your imagination with better circumstances, I know many people fall into the trap of reading negative news, or divisive news for entertainment but remember that what ever you feed your imagination must be expressed!
So what can you do about this? Simple, begin to say nice things about yourself, never put yourself down, even if you have a dark sense of humor and joke about yourself, you have to be mindful of what you say from now on. Begin listening to more positive, stuff, associate with more positive and helpful people. Negative imagining is a hard habit to break, after all some of you may have been thinking like that your whole life. Neville says that “Hate or Love, Joy or sorrow, all things require man to express it, everyone is free to choose as they will but then they may find themselves in a state that they don’t know how to get out of.
You imagined yourself into the mood you are in now, if you don’t like it simply imagine yourself out of it, its all a matter of discipline. Some people may not be in the state they are in because of their own doing, they may have inherited them from their community or they people they grew up with, but the solution is one and the same, imagine yourself into another state. All you see around you was imagined by someone at some point all the world is imagination, many realists may think they are right, they are set in their ways, they have lived the routine and see no way out, they may scoff at the creative imagination, but they don’t realize they have formed their limitations with imagination.
Haanel, C. F. (1927). The master key system. The Master Key Institute.
Goddard, N. L. (1969). A Divine Event (1st ed.). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.