States & Assumptions | The Law Of Assumption
The key to creating the life that you desire is to “enter into a state of being that is in alignment with that desire.” Neville Goddard taught us to “assume that which you want to be”, and that if you don’t know how to get there, to imagine, and imagination will take you there. Go there in your imagination first.
BOTH the concept of STATES, and ASSUMPTION is filled with confusion.
And the elusive “raise your vibration” follows us like a plague from new age teachings.
Neville says skip that, and just assume your state, but how, asks the newcomer. HOW do I assume a state?
There is alway new batches of people learning about the law, and a few years ago, I was part of the “newbie batch”. I remember how I struggled with these two concepts myself!
“I WANT to level up significantly. What is it that I am supposed to do?”
“I keep learning but I JUST DON’T GET IT. I look around at it still looks just as dreary, nothing has changed. I ignore circumstances, I don’t react but WHY has nothing changed.”
You haven’t changed states.
You are manifesting from the old state, never going beyond it into the NEW, and if you do, it is for a moment, but you lose it quickly. Like butterflies, you have to COMPLETELY leave the caterpillar behind. A new state is a whole new you.
Let’s change this today!
A state is a particular quality of consciousness or awareness that you inhabit.
It is a mental and emotional state that is characterized by a certain set of beliefs, attitudes, and feelings. “Rich people are so arrogant and tone deaf to people’s suffering” THAT is a state, and it reveals that YOU do not feel yourself to be one of them, one of the rich people. That’s fine….unless…you are manifesting wealth. If you are, then you have to fully die to THAT state, the judgy state. Just like a butterfly has to fully die to being a caterpillar. It can;t be you anymore.
When you are in a particular state, you are in a vibrational frequency that attracts experiences and circumstances that match that state. That just goes with the territory, but you don’t have to worry about vibrations. The state has all that built into it anyway.
For example, if you are in a state of love, you will attract experiences and circumstances that reflect love. If you are in a state of fear, you will attract experiences and circumstances that scare you. If you are in a state of anger, you will attract plenty that makes you even more angry. In addition, you will INTERPRET everything to mean LOVE, or FEAR, or ANGER. But nothing actually means anything.
The state that you are in determines the reality that you experience.
Neville taught that by consciously choosing your state, you can create the reality that you desire.
BUT…To do this, you must first learn to identify the state that is in alignment with your desired outcome. And you must understand the fact that you are always in a state. You are in a state right now. When you are the person who has your desired outcome, HOW would your state be different? IF you desire wealth, but your current state is “struggling to make ends meet”, notice your thoughts and become curious about what your thoughts would be like IF you were already wealthy.
Then, decide, what state will help you manifest your goal, and deliberately change your thoughts. You must enter into that state by focusing your attention on thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are consistent with that state. You would NOT think “wealthy people are so arrogant”, because you will know that wealthy people are like people are most. Different. You won’t imagine negative things about “wealthy people” at all, maybe you’ll have another group of people that you will stereotype, a group of people that are foreign to you.
By consistently inhabiting the state that is in alignment with your desired outcome,you will make that state your “most common dwelling place”, and this is what creates your world around you.
“I AM wealthy, poor, healthy, sick, free, confined were first of all impressions or conditions felt before they became visible expressions. Your world is your consciousness objectified. Waste no time trying to change the outside; change the within or the impression; and the without or expression will take care of itself. When the truth of this statement dawns upon you, you will know that you have found the lost word or the key to every door. I AM (your consciousness) is the magical lost word which was made flesh in the likeness of that which you are conscious of being.”
― Neville Goddard
Here are some examples of states, just to get you to orient your awareness towards total and complete understanding.
- The state of love: This state involves feeling deep, unconditional love for oneself and others. To achieve this state, focusing on the feeling of love and directing it towards yourself and others. You can use affirmations, visualization, or any other technique that helps you connect with this feeling. The state of love wears rose colored glasses, everything you see is a “sign” of LOVE. The clouds in the sky are heart shaped, and everyday feels perfect.
- The state of abundance: This state involves feeling abundant in all areas of your life, including finances, relationships, health, and happiness. Fresh air, perfect synchronicities, smiling people…all is an indication of ABUNDANCE. What would you do now, how would you be, if you were abundant in money right now? How would you inhale? How would you view the smile of a stranger? How do you feel about the possibility of taking a long vacation overseas, or taking a cruise with a friend? How does it sound to buy a new car, what would you emphasize in your new car?
- The state of health: This state involves feeling healthy and vibrant in mind, body, and spirit. Use any or all techniques that help you connect with this feeling. Strength, vitality, the desire to go for a run, or the idea of staying up late with good friends.
- The state of success: This state involves feeling successful in your life, including career, relationships, and personal growth.The state of success is courageous, fearless, it LOVES to take risks and it envisions the end result of any challenge naturally. It sees the finished product, never the obstacles.
- The state of inner peace: This state involves feeling calm, centered, and at peace with yourself and the world around you. Being alone feels centered, good, and energizing, and likewise so does being surrounded with a crowd. Calm and stability, total comfort with or without.
This is ALL that a state really is, it is so much simpler that we realize in the beginning of this learning curve. It is a state of MIND.
Now, it isn’t called the law of states, but rather, the law of assumption, and it turns out to be a law.
It is not fantasy, and it is not spellcasting, wishful thinking, daydreaming or hoping. It is a universal law.
The reason why it seems to NOT WORK in the beginning is because we make the mistake of believing in an outer force. Even after learning, there is still a bit of time that has to pass, before it seems to sink in. There IS no outer force. There is no IT that is supposed to work. It is only us. Us and our own assumption, and as you know, we are complex beings and our psyches are filled to the brim with contradictory assumptions. Clearing up the contradictions is most of the battle.
The word “assumption” has several meanings, including:
- Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof.
- Example: The assumption that everyone enjoys chocolate.
- A belief or hypothesis that is not based on fact.
- Example: The assumption that the world is flat.
- The act of taking on a role or responsibility.
- Example: When John retired, Sarah assumed his duties as manager.
- The act of taking possession or control of something.
- Example: The assumption of power by the new government.
- An underlying principle or fundamental idea.
- Example: The assumption of innocence until proven guilty.
- A supposition or guess made for the sake of argument.
- Example: For the sake of argument, let’s make the assumption that the earth is the center of the universe.
- The act of taking something for oneself without permission or consent.
- Example: The assumption of property by the thief.
Some specific examples that Neville Goddard used to illustrate the power of assumption and states:
- A man who wanted to be promoted to the position of Vice President of his company was already living in the assumption that he had the job. He would imagine his colleagues congratulating him on his promotion and feel the sense of satisfaction and pride that comes with it. He persisted in this assumption until he was actually offered the job.
- A woman who wanted to be married to a specific man was already living in the assumption that they were happily married. She would imagine the feeling of his wedding band on her finger, the warmth of his embrace, and the joy they shared as a couple. She persisted in this assumption until they were actually married.
- Another example Neville used was of a woman who wanted to sell her house quickly. She imagined the feeling of relief and joy that would come with a quick sale, and felt grateful for the sale as if it had already happened. She persisted in this assumption until she received an offer on her house and it sold quickly.
“Nothing comes from without; all things come from within – from the subconscious”
― Neville Goddard,