There Is No Fear In Love | Creation is Finished
There Is No Fear In Love, bur perfect love casts out fear.
This is a love that is above human, connected to our God, his love is perfect and casts out fear.
A state of perfect love is VOID of fear
The Great I Am.
1 John 4:18 (NIV)
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
God’s love, Divine Love, Love that is anchored in TRUTH, can sustain us even in our darkest moments.
Perfect love expels fear, if you are experienceing fear it is because we haven’t experience God’s perfect love. . Experience perfect love and it fully drives out fear. Let “I AM’s” Love fill your mind.
Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Such Love has no fear
John 16:33 (NIV)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
But why is this true, how do I know that the state of perfect love has no fear? Let’s read Neville Goddard’s chapter on “Creation is finished”, to understand the perfect order of the universe.
Chapter Seven Awakened Imagination And The Search, by Neville Goddard:
“CREATION IS FINISHED
I am the beginning and the end, there is nothing to come that has not been, and is. – Ecclesiastes 3:15 ERV
BLAKE SAW all possible human situations as “already-made” states. He saw every aspect, every plot and drama as already worked out as “mere possibilities” as long as we are not in them, but as overpowering realities when we are in them.
He described these states as “Sculptures of Los’s Halls”.
Distinguish therefore states from Individuals in those States. States change but Individual Identities never change nor cease… The Imagination is not a State. Said Blake,
It is the Human Existence itself.
Affection or Love becomes a State when divided from imagination.
Just how important this is to remember is almost impossible to say, but the moment the individual realizes this for the first time is the most momentous in his life, and to be encouraged to feel this is the highest form of encouragement it is possible to give.
This truth is common to all men, but the consciousness of it – and much more, the self-consciousness of it – is another matter. The day I realized this great truth – that everything in my world is a manifestation of the mental activity which goes on within me, and that the conditions and circumstances of my life only reflect the state of consciousness with which I am fused – is the most momentous in my life.
But the experience that brought me to this certainty is so remote from ordinary existence, I have long hesitated to tell it, for my reason refused to admit the conclusions to which the experience impelled me. Nevertheless, this experience revealed to me that I am supreme within the circle of my own state of consciousness and that it is the state with which I am identified that determines what I experience.
Therefore it should be shared with all, for to know this is to become free from the world’s greatest tyranny, the belief in a second cause.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
Blessed are they whose imagination has been so purged of the beliefs in second causes they know that imagination is all, and all is imagination.
One day I quietly slipped from my apartment in New York City into some remote yesteryear’s countryside. As I entered the dining room of a large inn, I became fully conscious. I knew that my physical body was immobilized on my bed back in New York.
Yet here I was as awake and as conscious as I have ever been. I intuitively knew that if I could stop the activity of my mind, everything before me would freeze. No sooner was the thought born than the urge to try it possessed me. I felt my head tighten, then thicken to a stillness. My attention concentrated into a crystal-clear focus, and the waitress walking, walked not. And I looked through the window and the leaves falling, fell not. And the family of four eating, ate not. And they lifting the food, lifted it not. Then my attention relaxed, the tightness eased, and of a sudden all moved onward in their course. The leaves fell, the waitress walked and the family ate. Then I understood Blake’s vision of the “Sculptures of Los’s Halls”.
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor. John 4:38
Creation is finished.
I am the beginning and the end, there is nothing to come that has not been, and is. Ecclesiastes 3:15, ERV
We saw it before we set forth, and have since been trying to remember it and to activate sections of it. There are infinite views of it. Our task is to get the right view and by determined direction of our attention make it pass in procession before the inner eye. If we assemble the right sequence and experience it in imagination until it has the tone of reality, then we consciously create circumstances.
This inner procession is the activity of imagination that must be consciously directed. We, by a series of mental transformations, become aware of increasing portions of that which already is, and by matching our own mental activity to that portion of creation which we desire to experience, we activate it, resurrect it, and give it life.
This experience of mine not only shows the world as a manifestation of the mental activity of the individual observer, but it also reveals our course of time as jumps of attention between eternal moments. An infinite abyss separates any two moments of ours.
We, by the movements of our attention, give life to the “Sculptures of Los’s Halls”.
Think of the world as containing an infinite number of states of consciousness from which it could be viewed. Think of these states as rooms or mansions in the House of God [John 14:2], and like the rooms of any house, they are fixed relative to one another.
But think of yourself, the Real Self, the Imaginative You, as the living, moving occupant of God’s House.
Each room contains some of Los’s Sculptures, with infinite plots and dramas and situations already worked out but not activated.
They are activated as soon as Human Imagination enters and fuses with them. Each represents certain mental and emotional activities. To enter a state, man must consent to the ideas and feelings which it represents.
These states represent an infinite number of possible mental transformations which man can experience. To move into another state or mansion necessitates a change of beliefs.
All that you could ever desire is already present and only waits to be matched by your beliefs.
But it must be matched, for that is the necessary condition by which alone it can be activated and objectified.
Matching the beliefs of a state is the seeking that finds, the knocking to which it is opened, the asking that receives [Matthew 7:8; Luke 11:10].
Go in and possess the land [Exodus 6:4;8].
The moment man matches the beliefs of any state, he fuses with it, and this union results in the activation and projection of its plots, plans, dramas, and situations.
It becomes the individual’s home from which he views the world. It is his workshop, and, if he is observant, he will see outer reality shaping itself upon the model of his… Imagination.
It is for this purpose of training us in image-making that we were made subject to the limitations of the senses and clothed in bodies of flesh.
It is the awakening of the imagination, the returning of His Son, that our Father waits for.
The creature was made subject to vanity not willingly, but by reason of him who subjected it. Romans 8:20
But the victory of the Son, the return of the prodigal, assures us that the creature shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the Sons [children] of God. Romans 8:21
We were subjected to this biological experience because no one can know of imagination who has not been subjected to the vanities and limitations of the flesh, who has not taken his share of Sonship and gone prodigal, who has not experimented and tasted this cup of experience; and confusion will continue until man awakes and a fundamentally imaginative view of life has been reestablished and acknowledged as basic.
I should preach… the unsearchable riches of Christ and make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, Who created all things by Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:8,9
Bear in mind that Christ in you is your imagination.
As the appearance of our world is determined by the particular state with which we are fused, so may we determine our fate as individuals by fusing our imaginations with ideals we seek to realize. On the distinction between our states of consciousness depends the distinction between the circumstances and conditions of our lives.
Man, who is free in his choice of state, often cries out to be saved from the state of his choice.
And ye shall cry out in that day, because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day. Nevertheless, the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us. Samuel 8:18,19
Choose wisely the state that you will serve. All states are lifeless until imagination fuses with them.
All things when they are admitted are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light, Ephesians 5:13,
and Ye are the light of the world, Matthew 5:14, by which those ideas to which you have consented are made manifest.
Hold fast to your ideal. Nothing can take it from you but your imagination.
Don’t think of your ideal, think from it. It is only the ideals from which you think that are ever realized.
Man lives not by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, Matthew 4:4, and “the mouth of God” is the mind of man.
Become a drinker and an eater of the ideals you wish to realize. Have a set, definite aim or your mind will wander, and wandering it eats every negative suggestion.
If you live right mentally, everything else will be right.
By a change of mental diet, you can alter the course of observed events.
But unless there is a change of mental diet, your personal history remains the same.
You illuminate or darken your life by the ideas to which you consent.
Nothing is more important to you than the ideas on which you feed. And you feed on the ideas from which you think. If you find the world unchanged, it is a sure sign that you are wanting in fidelity to the new mental diet, which you neglect in order to condemn your environment. You are in need of a new and sustained attitude.
You can be anything you please if you will make the conception habitual, for any idea which excludes all others from the field of attention discharges in action.
The ideas and moods to which you constantly return define the state with which you are fused.
Therefore train yourself to occupy more frequently the feeling of your wish fulfilled. This is creative magic. It is the way to work toward fusion with the desired state.
If you would assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled more frequently, you would be master of your fate, but unfortunately you shut out your assumption for all but the occasional hour. Practice making real to yourself the feeling of the wish fulfilled.
After you have assumed the feeling of the wish fulfilled, do not close the experience as you would a book, but carry it around like a fragrant odor.
Instead of being completely forgotten, let it remain in the atmosphere communicating its influence automatically to your actions and reactions. A mood, often repeated, gains a momentum that is hard to break or check. So be careful of the feelings you entertain. Habitual moods reveal the state with which you are fused.
It is always possible to pass from thinking of the end you desire to realize, to thinking from the end.
But the crucial matter is thinking from the end, for thinking from means unification or fusion with the idea: whereas in thinking of the end, there is always subject and object – the thinking individual and the thing thought. You must imagine yourself into the state of your wish fulfilled, in your love for that state, and in so doing, live and think from it and no more of it.
You pass from thinking of to thinking from by centering your imagination in the feeling of the wish fulfilled.”
Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
No matter what you face, your state of God, and Perfect Love, is there for you. It is your state to occupy whenever you wish. Creation is finished and is an infinite series of states that are dead until you occupy them in mind. The state of fear is made alive by your mind. The state of perfect love is made alive by your mind, and casts out all remnants of the state of fear. the do not occupy the same state. Perfect love casts out ALL fear, such a love HAS no fear, the state of perfect love expells all fear.
Ctreation is finished, there is NOTHING that you alone can ever create. It is created already. You are the source of imagination that occupies the states of mind that are waiting to be occupied. Can you occupy the state of perfect love?
Affirmations for perfect love to cast out fear:
- I am a source of strength, Perfect love dwells within me.
- I anchor myself in the state of perfect love. Fear has no place within me, for I am embraced by the unwavering love of God.
- I choose to occupy the state of perfect love, expelling all traces of fear from my mind.
- Fear is a lie I refuse to entertain, for I am perfected in His boundless love.
- Perfect Love is my constant companion.
- I affirm that the state of fear is dead until I breathe life into it with my mind. Today, I choose to breathe life into the state of Perfect Love. I am the master of my thoughts, and I cast out fear and welcome the soothing embrace of Perfect Love.
- I am held in the arms of boundless love.
- I step into the state of perfect love, banishing fear from my mind.
- Fear is a fleeting illusion that dissolves in the presence of Pefect love. Today, I consciously choose to inhabit the state of love.
- I acknowledge the power of my mind to shape my reality. Today, I choose to occupy the state of perfect love. Fear has no place in my heart, for perfect love drives it away. I am made perfect in love, and in this state, I find peace, strength, and an unshakable faith in the refuge that God provides.
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Letting Weeds Grow:
A Manifestation Approach to Ease Anxiety and Improve Relationships
People who have stumbled upon manifesting, law of attraction or law of assumption usually get knee deep in tons of different information, and not all of it is good or helpful. For some, it just makes things wors! If you are one of them, don’t worry, there is a way out of this mess, and remember; it’s common for anxiety to creep in, making the process feel chaotic and overwhelming.
Today, we’re going to explore a different perspective inspired by a Biblical parable of the “weeds and seeds“. By allowing the weeds of anxious thoughts to grow alongside our desired seeds, we can reduce stress and regain confidence in our manifestation journey!
Many clients I work with express a deep-seated anxiety when trying to manifest their desires. One client, in particular, struggled with micromanaging every detail of challenging relationships, leading her to feel responsible for every misstep. The key is to develop a manifestation practice that reduces anxiety and simultaneously enhances relationships.
The Weeds and Seeds Parable:
Taking inspiration from the Biblical parable found in Matthew 13:24–43, where servants are warned against prematurely uprooting weeds, because it will hurt the harvest, we can adopt a similar mindset in manifestation. Just as the servants were advised to let both weeds and wheat grow until the harvest, we too can allow negative beliefs to coexist temporarily with our positive intentions. It’s about noticing these beliefs without trying to forcefully change them, letting the weeds grow alongside the seeds until the time is right. I’ll explain what I mean by “when the time is right” in a moment,
Planting the Desired Seeds:
While the negative beliefs linger, the desparatation for one and one only specific person that you are obsessed with, or the micromanaging habit of codependency, it’s crucial to actively plant the seeds of positive change. Examples include cultivating self-esteem and setting healthy boundaries. These seeds take time to grow, requiring consistent nurturing. Here are some practical examples:
- Affirmations: Incorporate daily positive affirmations to boost self-confidence.
- Self-Care: Prioritize activities that bring joy and fulfillment.
- Acknowledge Achievements: Celebrate personal accomplishments, no matter how small.
- Make it about your health, your success, your career goals etc. Make you the main person in your play.
Planting Healthy Boundaries:
- Effective Communication: Clearly express personal needs and expectations in relationships.
- Learn to Say No: Establish boundaries by recognizing when to decline requests.
- Prioritize Self: Ensure self-care is a priority, avoiding burnout.
- Leave negative, toxic or harmful converations immediately, do not stay and try. Learn how to just get up and leave, this removes access for those who abuse you.
Cultivating Healthy Dating Habits:
For those fixated on a specific person (SP), planting seeds of healthy dating habits is essential. This may involve taking a dating course, consulting with a matchmaker, or following general dating guidelines.
Yeah, that clickbait title gets hundreds of thousands of views….Are you one of these viewers? This means that you are one of the people that I am addressing this paragraph to. Cultivating healty dating habits involves learning what stage of dating you are in, and what is okay to expect, and what is totally out of line. Understand that dating is not some kind of pseudo marriage, and nobody owes you anything just becasue you went on a couple of dates, you hit it off, you made out or had sex. You are not in a relationship, you are not marroied, and that person is a stranger. That is just one example of obsessive stories I hear. Cultivating healthy dating habits will give you the self esteem that yo need to not embarras yourself. These habits contribute to a more balanced approach to relationships. Of course, this blog post is all about letting the weeds grow along side of the healthy seeds that you are now planting so imagine that even if you won’t go on dates with anyone else but the one you are desperate for, a dating course will still teach you how to approach dating NOW. you see it is not to late to apply these rules. Not at all. Start planting these healthy seeds in the ground, and one day they will be ready to harves, and at that time you will be strong enough to throw away the fylly grown weeds of desparation.
The time to throw away the weeds is when you can harvest the good seeds
By planting and nurturing the seeds of positive change, such as self-esteem and healthy boundaries, and if we follow the advice in the parable of the weeds and the seed, we simply allow the seeds of anxiety or desparation to grow into a manifestation! Yes, don’t fear this manifestation. It won’t matter a whole lot, because you will have planted seeds of self esteem and this will come into bloom too, and as anyone with healthy self esteem knows, the negative manifestations won’t really be a big deal to you then. You’ll shrug your shoulders and keep walking.
The reason why the manifestation of those negative thoughts, emotions or habits are so scary is because you are lacking in the other areas. Let both seeds and weeds grow, when the time comes for harvest, you won’t be bothered by the weeds at all, you will throw them away, and keep on going.
Don’t worry about being woried!
So, following the parable, you don’t have to worry about anxiey, or about desparation, just notice it, and leave it alone. Keep on planting and nurturing seeds of confidence self esteem, and health boundaries. This way, if you are the person who feels a need to micromanage every aspect of some very difficult relationships in your life, if everytime there is some disagreement, or whenever something goes wrong you feel like “you manifested it”, you will actually have gained the self esteem, and the correct introspective conclusion that everyone has a range of thoughts and emotions, yourself included, and we can’t take it upon ourselves to be the only ones who strive for harmony in our relationships. You will feel okay with a rift, and realizie that it is actually normal.
Don’t obsess about being obsessed!
The same thing applies to person who feels obsessively focused on an “sp”. This clingy desparation that was once so painful, will no longer scare you. You see, you will develop a sense of self that is happy and healthy with or without that person. There is no need to aggressively attack the desparation though, just keep planting those positive seeds, and the problem will take care of itself. (For the record, this state of mind, the obsession, can not be overcome by “vibration” or “godstate” or alignment”, and none of those things belong to the Law of Assumption anyway. At best, it is a bandaid on a gaping wound, at worst, it makes you bonkers, codependent, and a spell-casting-witch-doctor type of person. So skip the vibration, and go for the self esteem)
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“Living From the End” Equals Having Integrity
To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.Ephesians 4.22-24
To live from the end is to step into the shoes of the self who has already achieved the desired outcomes. It’s not merely a visualization exercise; it’s a shift in mindset and being. The person at the end of the journeylives and breathes a sense of worthiness, and this self-assuredness becomes the driving force behind the manifestation process
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.Corinthians 5.17
Becoming that person at the fulfillment of our wishes involves dismantling limiting beliefs and embracing self-concept. It’s about recognizing and internalizing our own value, independent of external circumstances or validations.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mindRomans 12.2
Neville Goddard’s “Everyone is You Pushed Out” (EIYPO) methods offer profound insights. However, it’s crucial to follow this path with integrity and a genuine understanding of the underlying principles.
Manifestation isn’t about manipulating or dominating others, as I often see individuals trying to do; rather it’s a journey inward. “Living from the end” means shedding false beliefs of defeat and embracing a healthy self-concept.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29.11
The Law of Assumption dictates that we sit next to the version of ourselves that has conquered obstacles. This internal shift involves seeing the world through the eyes of the one who is confident and worthy. The focus is on personal growth, not on external control.
Therefore, hate betrays us in the hour of victory and condemns us to be that which we condemn. All conquest results in an exchange of characteristics, so that conquerors become like the conquered foeNeville Goddard
Attempting to manipulate others from a place of fear and clinginess contradictsLaw of Assumption. If actions are rooted in unworthiness, nothing changes fundamentally, and one may find themselves stuck in a cycle of unfulfillment.
We radiate the world that surrounds us by the intensity of our imagination and feeling. But in this third-dimensional world of ours time beats slowly. And so we do not always observe the relationship of the visible world to our inner nature.
Now that is really what I meant. I thought I had said it. That I may not be misunderstood, that is my principle. You and I can contemplate an ideal, and become it by falling in love with it.
On the other hand, we can contemplate something we heartily dislike and by condemning it we will become it. But because of the slowness of time in this three-dimensional world, when we do become what we contemplated we have forgotten that formerly we set out to worship or destroy it.Neville Goddard
Remember, the power lies in your ability to transform, not in controlling external circumstances.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.James 1.17
Especially for anyone manifesting love, keep all this in mind as there are too many teaching manipulation and domination. “Living from the end” means that this person LOVES you, and that means that you have a responsibility to safekeep their love. This person is now making you their peace, and it is a great responsibility, so don’t go out their dominating or manipulating because you are affirming “this person adores me”, and suddnly you think that you can just do anything you want to this person. That is like dropping their heart on the ground. Live from the end, this person loves you, have reverence for that love. If you were manifesting a better position at work, it would come with greater responsibility. Accept the greater responsibility by growing into it now.
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Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens
The Bible is the most practical book in the world. In it we are told that one named Simon carried the cross behind Jesus. The word “Simon” means “to hear with understanding and consent to what is heard.” And Jesus is your own wonderful human imagination.
The gospel tells what happens in the soul of Jesus. The events recorded there are seen and heard by none save but Him. Through these experiences He gains the certainty that He is not only the Son of God, but also God Himself. But when he tells his story few will accept it, as his experience of scripture differs greatly from its interpretation by the priests and rabbis. Simon, however, understands what he hears and, consenting to it, he carries the cross.
We are told to “Bear ye one another’s burden and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Now, the law of Christ is described in the Sermon on the Mount. It is a psychological law, as Christ tells you in the 5th chapter of Matthew, saying: “You heard it said of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you, anyone who looks lustfully upon a woman has already committed the act with her in his heart.’” (The word “heart” and “soul” are synonymous in scripture.)
When you are told in the 4th chapter of Psalms to “Commune with your own heart upon your bed,” are you not communing with yourself? And in that communion are you not told that the act is committed? I tell you: the law of Christ is imaginal and you carry His burden, for “Inasmuch as we do it to one of the least of these, we do it unto Him.”
Paul, seeing the meaning of Christ, said: “From now on I regard no one from the human point of view, even though I once regarded Christ from the human point of view, I regard him thus no longer.” Paul realized that Christ was the pattern of salvation buried in every child born of woman.
There is only one Christ, so when you imagine, you are imagining Christ. Now, one who hears and believes this is called Simon. It is he who goes out and carries the cross by lifting the burden from the back of the one being who is carrying the entire cross; for every human is a cross, who collectively form the cross the Cosmic Christ bears.
When one hears the story and believes it, he goes out to lift the weight of every cross. Seeing someone struggle to pay rent or buy food because he is financially embarrassed, Simon lifts his cross by seeing the man gainfully employed. He does this because he knows he is doing it only to himself, as there cannot be another. As a psychological act, he represents the other to himself as he would like to see that other, and to the degree he is self-persuaded that what he imagined is true, it will become true.
Simon does not move a cross from one little point in space to another. He goes through life following Christ, as he bears the cross and lifts the weight of mankind.
Many a man remains behind the 8-ball because no one ever thought he could be anything other than what he appears to be. Fortunately I had a mother who, at a tender age took me aside and persuaded me that I was her favorite. She would say: “You will make mother very proud of you, won’t you?” and naturally I said: “Yes, mother.” I wore long white curls at the time, and she would curl my hair, run her finger up my curl, kiss me, and send me on my way – then call the next one to have his hair curled.
Mother told the same story to each of us. It was only after we had all grown to manhood that we discovered what mother had done, but by that time she had accomplished her purpose. She didn’t expect us to make a fortune but to be one in whom she would be proud, and in our own separate spheres we all became successful in her eyes.
Many a man is a failure today because no one ever believed he could be otherwise. So I say to you: if you believe that there is only one being and only one cross, you will lift the cross from a seeming other, and – as Simon – follow your imagination to its fulfillment.
Every child born of woman is a cross, animated by Christ Jesus; so when you lift the burden from an infant or one of many years, you are doing it unto yourself. As you bear one another’s burdens you fulfill the law of Christ; for inasmuch as you do it to one of the least of these, you have done it unto me. If you believe me and put your belief into practice, you are bearing the cross. But if you are so engrossed in your own little world that you cannot see another as a projection of yourself, you do not believe me and will not become a Simon.
Only as you believe and act, will you bear the cross as Simon, enter the temple in the Spirit, and – finding the child – take him up in your arms and say: “Lord, let now thy servant depart in peace according to thy Word, for my eyes have seen the salvation of God.”
Called a little child in the Book of Luke, God’s creative power is symbolized as the unveiled arm in the Book of Isaiah. In this wonderful 53rd chapter of Isaiah, the prophet speaks of the unveiling of the arm of God as the salvation of the world. And when the prophecy is fulfilled it appears as though you are betrayed, but I ask you: what did Judas betray? He betrayed the messianic secret of Jesus and the place where he might be found.
A secret must first be heard before it can be told. I have betrayed the messianic secret in my book called Resurrection, so I have played the part of Judas. Having experienced the part of Jesus, I have recorded my experiences so that anyone coming after I have gone from this sphere will know the secret.
When you meet someone who is unemployed and take a moment to imagine him gainfully employed, you are Simon. Practice this art daily. Pick up your cross and set everyone free from what he seems to be. That is how you bear one another’s burden and so fulfill the law of Christ.
If you hear this message with understanding you will go out and fulfill the law of Christ. If you do not understand me you may not agree, but I tell you: this is the most incredible story that can ever be told. You need not have a brilliant mind to accept it. In fact, the more brilliant your mind is, the less chance this concept will be believed, yet I tell you it is true. Everyone who accepts it will one day experience scripture within himself, for the gospel is nothing more than that which happened within the soul of Jesus, who is Jehovah, who is the Lord, in you.
Jesus is your awareness of being, your I AM. It is He who hears the story and either accepts or rejects it. If you think of a man who lived two thousand years ago when I use the word “Jesus,” you will not see the Jesus in everyone; for Jesus is awareness, sound asleep and carrying a tremendous burden as His dream. If you will accept my story, Jesus will begin to awaken as you lift his burden and carry the cross behind your imagination. Simon is first seized, and then the cross is placed upon him as the individual who hears and understands and consents to what he has heard.
If you really believe me you will not pass anyone without doing something to lift his burden. Taking up his cross, you will represent him to yourself as you would like to see him; and to the degree that you are self-persuaded, he will become it, even though he may never know what you did. Things will happen in his world and he will become what you conceived him to be, not knowing who did it…but who did it? Christ, for there is only Christ in the world. You can take no credit in the doing, because you are only doing it to yourself.
As you represent another to yourself as you would like to see him, you are lifting his burden and fulfilling God’s law. And when your time is fulfilled you will enter the temple and find the sign of the birth of your creative power as a child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Then the arm of God, who creates everything, is unveiled in you and from that day on whatever you imagine will come to pass – I don’t care what it is. I ask you to dwell upon this thought and follow the pattern of Simon. Lift the burden of someone today, and maybe tomorrow you will be able to do it to two. Don’t let another remain carrying his burden, because there is no other. Lift his burden from yourself and follow Jesus Christ, your own wonderful human imagination.
The dream of life begins with the call of Abraham, and comes to its climax and fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Everyone must and will experience that climax. Then the curtain will come down and you will leave this sphere to join the heavenly brotherhood, who contemplates this world of death saying: “What seems to be, is – to those to whom it seems to be.” Take that one little statement: what seems to be is to those to whom it seems to be. You can assume any state and persuade yourself that it is so, and it will become so. Torments, despair, and eternal death will also seem to be, “But Divine mercy steps beyond and redeems Man in the body of Jesus”; for in the end there is only one body, only one Lord, and you are that one Jesus Christ. You will wear that one Risen Body as your own and be the one Spirit that inhabits it. And you will know yourself to be that one Spirit who is the Lord of all.
Today you are not aware of your true identity, but Paul made it very, very clear in his 2nd letter to the Corinthians, when he said: “If we have been united with Christ in a death like his, we certainly shall be united with him in a resurrection like his.” Do you see the difference in tense? We have already died with Christ, and we will live with him when God’s pattern of salvation erupts and the gospel unfolds within us individually.
Now, whenever I tell my story there are always those who – knowing me by my physical origin – do not know me by reason of my spiritual birth. Seeing only the outside man called Neville, they judge from appearances and claim I am blaspheming by making these bold claims. But a few will believe me and become Simon by lifting the burden and transforming the lives of those he meets, no matter that it may seem to be.
If you want more money, better health, or the state of marriage, Simon simply hears your desire as granted, then goes his way believing that what he has heard is now a physical fact which will confront you in the near future. He never seeks your thanks, but knows your desire must come into being; for he has lifted your burden upon his shoulder and believes in his own wonderful human imagination.
When you hear and believe in God’s pattern of salvation, you are believing in Jesus. Everyone contains that pattern – therefore everyone is Jesus. Leave no one distressed. Do not give from your pocket, but give them every desire of their heart from your imagination. You could give money from now until the ends of time, and not give of yourself! Only when you imagine for another are you truly giving of yourself; and as you believe in the reality of what you have imagined, are you lifting the burden you are called upon to do, thereby fulfilling the law of God.
When you feel the joy of having done it, don’t wait for the phone to ring; simply go your way and lift the burden from another, and then another. An artist friend recently told me about some work he had done for a friend, but had not been paid according to their verbal agreement. After our discussion I heard my friend tell me the debt was paid. That was all I did. Last night he told me that, seemingly out of the blue, the man came to his house and gave him a check for the full amount agreed upon. Now I will say to him that check will be multiplied over and over again, for there are many artists needing your talent to improve theirs.
Don’t say something cannot be done, for the minute you do, you are placing a limit upon yourself. And don’t limit your friend because of his financial, social, or intellectual background. That’s a heavy cross for him to bear. Rather, lift his cross and set him free. We live in a world of horrors, but as Blake said: “Don’t be intimidated by the horrors of the world. All is ordered and correct and must fulfill its destiny in order to attain perfection. Follow this pattern and you will receive from your own ego a deeper insight into the eternal beauties of reality. You will also receive an even deeper release from all that now seems so sad and terrible.”
When you know this truth, you will lift the burden of all those you meet, for you will know that regardless of the pigment of his skin, the tongue in which he speaks, his belief, or nationality – you and he are one, for God is one. The great Sh’ma of the Hebrew confession of faith “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one,” will take on new meaning.
If God is one, there cannot be another; so in the end you and I will be the same father of the same son. I have been sent to convey that one thought to the world. I have taught it through the spoken word and recorded it in my book, Resurrection, that God’s true son is David. I have now completed the work I was sent to do.
The priests do not know the mystery. They are men without vision, reading a book they do not understand. To my mother, a priest was a wise man who could not be contradicted. I never argued with my mother about that, but I knew she was wrong. As a boy I had visions and knew the priests did not know what they were talking about; but mother could not understand how her little, uneducated boy could challenge that which she considered the wise men, because they could speak Latin and read Greek. But I knew their knowledge came from study, while my wisdom came from vision.
Having matured, I have been called and sent to reveal the true Son of God who unifies humanity. We will all know that one son to be our own son, for he will reveal each one of us as God the Father. Jesus Christ in you is God the Father, and David (in you) is His son. The day will come when David will awaken in you, rise in you, and call you Father, giving you a certainty which cannot be denied. Maybe from what you have heard tonight you may change your belief, but you will never know the certainty of Fatherhood until you see David as your son. And when everyone sees David as his son, are we not the one Father?
Tonight I urge you to play the part of Simon. If you do, you will not be neglecting but helping yourself; for as told us in the story of Job, as he prayed for his friends his own captivity was lifted. While locked in his own desire to free himself of his physical, social, and financial problems, Job forgot himself and prayed for his friends, and in so doing all that he had lost returned to him one hundred fold. As you pray for your friends you will discover your own captivity is lifted; your cross becomes lighter and lighter until finally you are light itself. So take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Ask for no thanks or financial gain in the doing; just know the joy of lifting the cross, for it is being lifted from your own shoulders. When I hear that a man’s needs have been provided for and he has become self-persuaded, it is true and it becomes true. I never tell him what I did. I simply revel in the joy and satisfaction of seeing this law of Christ fulfill itself. It never fails when put into practice.
Believe in the reality of your own imaginal acts, for faith is loyalty to unseen reality. Have faith in your imaginal act. Although unseen by the outer world as an external fact, your loyalty to its unseen reality will cause the unseen to become seen by the world. This is the practical side of this night. You and I can lift the cross from our own shoulders; for as I lift your cross I am lifting mine, and in a way I do not know the burden is lifted from me. Everyone you meet is yourself made visible, for there is nothing but yourself in the world.
As you read these passages I have quoted tonight, pull them together and you will have a beautiful mosaic. Remember, when you do it to one of the least of these you have done it unto me, the one the world is seeking. You may see me as an insignificant little man, but I am Christ, the Lord God Jehovah. Lift my burden for even the most insignificant other, and go your way. You may not recognize your harvest, as you may not remember the favor you granted another many years ago. Seeing him healthy and financially secure today you may forget what you did, and maybe even he will have forgotten he ever asked your help – but what does it matter? The burden has been lifted. Go forward and play the part of Simon, and the day when you least expect it you will find the symbol of your creative power as a child wrapped in swaddling clothes. And then the 53rd chapter of Isaiah will be fulfilled, as your arm of God is revealed.
When scripture unfolds within you, you will know a thrill that is beyond ecstasy. Then you will no longer see scripture as secular history. You will know from experience that the story is supernatural, and has nothing to do with history as we understand it. The events spoken of by the apostles did not take place on earth, but in the soul of man as he walks the earth.
I have shared with you that which took place in my soul in the hope that I will find a few who will believe me to the point of putting my words into practice. I have unveiled myself to those who believe, and now they are beginning to be unveiled – while the rabbis and the priests who see me as an impostor remain veiled. Even to this day, when Moses is read the veil is on their minds. I pray for all of them because they are blinded to the truth by their refusal to accept any change in their fixed belief. I have come to do one thing: to make clear to the entire world who the true Son of God is who will unify the world.
Jesus Christ is God the Father and his son is David. When David calls you Father, you will know you are Jesus Christ, the Lord. If I am God the Father, who is my son? David. I tell you, David is not a physical being. It is in Spirit that he calls you Father, and scripture is fulfilled. Everyone will be called Father by the one being who is David, and if he calls you Father and he calls me Father, are we not the same being? Are we not the one God and Father of all? I tell you, without loss of your individual identity, you will know that you and I are one.
Now let us go into the silence.
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We Manifest What We Are
Imagine standing infron of a mirror and hating what you see.
Now imagine being so upset at what you see that you try to pur pain on the mirror to fix your image.
This is what manifesting from a state of self hatred looks like.
You can try to cover up the reflection with paint but it won’t work. The only way to change this reflection to where you like it is to learn to love yourself. This is the reason why self concpet is emphasized so much.
E I Y P O
What we see in our lives is a reflection of our internal state, our moods, our thoughts and emotions. THIS is what needs changing. Thughts of self defeat, and negative moods If we harbor self-hatred, negativity, or pain within, it to manifest in our external experiences.
Selfconcept for chnage
magine standing in front of that metaphorical mirror of life and disliking what you see—whether it’s your relationships, career, or overall well-being. Attempting to cover up the external reflection without addressing the internal source is akin to putting paint on the mirror. It might temporarily mask the image, but it won’t create lasting change.
True transformation occurs when we focus on changing ourselves from within. Instead of projecting pain onto the mirror of our experiences, we can choose to cultivate self-love, positivity, and healing. This inner shift is what ultimately alters the reflection in the mirror of our lives. We have control of this, our internal moods. Neville Goddard calls this “a state”.
No one to change but self
So, rather than trying to change the external circumstances directly, forcing the reflection, consider the profound impact of changing your internal state. As you nurture self-love and positivity within, learning how to self-accept, and that you are deserving already, you’ll likely find that the reflection in the mirror of your life becomes more aligned with the contentment and positivity you seek. We automatically manifest what we are, and true change begins from within.
Are you a creator that has the sole power to create every emotional state that you prefer? Are you a creator that has the profound ability to eliminate every negative emotional state that you feel? You can choose any emotional state that you wish, it sounds so easy, and if you can gain some distance from your distress, it actually is.
Sorround yourself, and immerse yourself, in your ideal state, as if choosing only what is good for you, just like when you are scrolling though social media, you click like on only what you like and you alter your algortithm that way. By selectin “like” only on what you prefer in life, you alter the algorithm of your life.
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Don’t make THIS mistake if you are using the Law Of Assumption
I recently peeked into a rather toxic subreddit, which truthfully subreddits tend to be, (I invite you to join the group forums that i am creating on this website, just navigate to the coaching tab, hoover, and fidn the “groups” tab at the bottom…. I promise to keep the groups toxinfree!)
But let’s get back to what caught my eye…Please be ALERT to wrong information!
The MOST fatal mistake (out of MANY) is what I will cover here.
Do. NOT. Label somebody, somebody SPECIAL, that you are spending your time manifesting, into your life, ANY of these things:
- AN EX
- A STRANGER
- A NARCISSIST
Or ANYTHING else that you don’t, in fact, want to spend the rest of your life with.
If your label is “my ex” that’s exactly what they will continue to be.
Do you want a relationship?
Tell me, what is YOUR label of them, and of yourself, if it is MARRIAGE that you want?
Are you calling them toxic in every converation? Are you SURE you want that person in your life? If you do, you better stop talking about them that way, have some boundaries regarding their treatment of you and STOP “telling it like it is.” Call them wonderful, because isn’t that what you want?
What is your end?
Clearly define your end, do not be ambivalent. KNOW with CLARITY what you WANT.
Neville Goddard is clear, go to the end, and if your label is “my ex” then that is the end you are living from.
You are living from the end of broken up.
How hard is THAT to manifest a relationship from? It is like shoveling snow in a snowstorm!
Command your speech.
Your thoughts and your speech matter, this label is an indication that your inner and outer talk is in a state of “broken up”. Your speech is God, as it states in the Bible, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word WAS God” Your word is God.
What is your aim in life? Make sure that your speech conforms to that and only that.
Imagine that you are manifesting w bouquet of roses, so you are imagining the scent of roses and burying your face into a lovely bouquet, inhaling deeply, but in the very next breath you go on social media to type out how “it isn’t working” because as soon as you opened your eyes again there were no roses? It is like people have no resilience, and if there is no instant gratification you just give up! Why? You are thought to command your speech, and yet you don’t?
The problem is not your “method” your problem is your speech
So are you doing this:?
Are you doing SATS and affirmations, but you keep visiting the “manifesting” communities, writing out your failures again and again…. And again…. And again…
Everytime you talk about your difficult situation, you relabel yourself as someone who constantly struggles. If you are used to venting, this will be hard for you kno doubt. You think that you NEED to vent, and to “talk it over” with your friends. YOu think that you need to ask reddit for advice, and to type out your struggles several times, but the truth is that you never “need” to vent. You only need to become a “manifesting warrior” and stop believing in the opposite of what you want.
Guess what you are manifesting? You are manifesting your problems. To continue to be your problems. You are not manifesting a solution.
The good news is that you can see that it works, because you are successfully manifesting your problems to continue.
Define your labels
If you want to be successful, re-label yourself from failure, or victim, and get clear on what your label should be. Are you a success?
Are you together with them? Decide now to re-label this. Don’t use the word ex anymore. OR if you are dealing with a THIRD PARTY, Never call them a third party, that is now their EX.
Call them what you want them to be, call yourself what you want yourself to be. Your speech MATTERS.
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Make it across the Bridge without incidence!
You will Cross A bridge
A bridge of incidents wil appear in your world….
“If you tell them it came to pass because you simply imagined it – no, they will point to the series of events that led up to it, and they will give credit to the bridge of incidents, across which you walked towards the fulfillment of that state, and they will point out some physical thing that was the cause.
No, the cause is invisible, for the cause is God, and God is invisible to mortal eye.”Neville Goddard
Faith will get you across the bridge, but can you mess uop your manifestation?
Neville Goodard on FAILIURE:
The Power Of Awareness Chapter 24 Failiure
This book would not be complete without some discussion of failure in the attempted use of the law of assumption. It is entirely possible that you either have had or will have a number of failures in this respect – many of them in really important matters.
If, having read this book, having a thorough knowledge of the application and working of the law of assumption, you faithfully apply it in an effort to attain some intense desire and fail, what is the reason? If, to the question “Did you persist enough?”, you can answer “Yes” – and still the attainment of your desire was not realized, what is the reason for failure?
The answer to this is the most important factor in the successful use of the law of assumption. The time it takes your assumption to become fact, your desire to be fulfilled, is directly proportionate to the naturalness of your feeling of already being what you want to be – of already having what you desire.
The fact that it does not feel natural to you to be what you imagine yourself to be is the secret of your failure. Regardless of your desire, regardless of how faithfully and intelligently you follow the law, if you do not feel natural about what you want to be, you will not be it. If it does not feel natural to you to get a better job, you will not get a better job. The whole principle is vividly expressed by the Bible phrase “you die in your sins” – you do not transcend from your present level to the state desired.
How can this feeling of naturalness be achieved?
The secret lies in one word – imagination. For example, this is a very simple illustration: assume that you are securely chained to a large heavy iron bench. You could not possibly run, in fact you could not even walk. In these circumstances, it would not be natural for you to run. You could not even feel that it was natural for you to run. But you could easily imagine yourself running. In that instant, while your consciousness is filled with your imagined running, you have forgotten that you are bound. In imagination, your running was completely natural.
The essential feeling of naturalness can be achieved by persistently filling your consciousness with imagination – imagining yourself being what you want to be or having what you desire.
Progress can spring only from your imagination, from your desire to transcend your present level.
What you truly and literally must feel is that with your imagination, all things are possible. You must realize that changes are not caused by caprice, but by a change of consciousness. You may fail to achieve or sustain the particular state of consciousness necessary to produce the effect you desire.
But, once you know that consciousness is the only reality and is the sole creator of your particular world and have burnt this truth into your whole being, then you know that success or failure is entirely in your own hands. Whether or not you are disciplined enough to sustain the required state of consciousness in specific instances has no bearing on the truth of the law itself – that an assumption, if persisted in, will harden into fact. The certainty of the truth of this law must remain despite great disappointment and tragedy – even when you “see the light of life go out and all the world go on as though it were still day”. You must not believe that because your assumption failed to materialize, the truth that assumptions do materialize is a lie. If your assumptions are not fulfilled, it is because of some error or weakness in your consciousness.
However, these errors and weaknesses can be overcome.
Therefore, press on to the attainment of ever higher levels by feeling that you already are the person you want to be. And remember that the time it takes your assumption to become reality is proportionate to the naturalness of being it.
Don’t remove the planks in the bridge:
Walk across a bridge that is strong, solid, and straight by maintaining faith, by rebuking doubts, and by revoking indecision. Anytime you allow fear doubt or indecision it is as if you are removing the planks out of the bridge, and suddenly it gets hard to cross.
You’ll get tempted to give up and turn back around.
-“It’s not working” you’ll say, but it is, it is working, your fear is working against you isn’t it?
You assumed a feeling of, let’s say, smelling roses. You are consious of smelling roses, but you don’t see any roses, then doubt creeps in. One plank romoved from your bridge.
TRUST your decision to smell roses. CHANGE the word MANIFEST, to the word DECISION. Or AWARENESS. “I decided to smell roses”. “I am aware of smelling roses”.
But you trust your senses instead of your DECISION, instead of your AWARENESS, and you say “I don’t smell any roses”. One MORE plank removed from your bridge.
The more FEAR, DOUB, or Indescision you let in, the more planks you remove from the bridge.
Decide that you will walk across a SOLID bridge, and keep your awareness of smelling roses. Decide, keep the faith, and be confident in your awareness of smelling roses.
Bridge of events:
“Who knows what you are imagining? No one knows, but you can sit down and imagine, and no one can stop you from doing it, but can you give reality to the imagined state?
If you do, yes, a bridge of incidents will appear in your world, and you’ll walk across some series of events leading up to the fulfillment of the imaginal state.
But don’t give causation to any physical step that you took towards the fulfillment of it.”– Neville Goddard
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I AM THE LORD
” I am the LORD and there is no other. I form light and create darkness. I make weal and create woe. I, the LORD, do all these things.” (Isaiah 45) Then John tells us, “As He is, so are we in this world.” Although man is taught the God who creates the weal and the woe is someone other than himself, scripture tells us that as God is, so are we!
The story of Jesus Christ, as well as all of the miracles recorded in the New Testament, are acted parables. In the Book of Luke we find Jesus, now twelve years of age, going up to Jerusalem for the Passover. When the feast ended, his parents – thinking Jesus was in the caravan – did not seek him out until the day was past. After searching for him for three days, when they found him in the temple, his father said: “Son, how could you do this to us? Do you not realise we have been seeking you anxiously?” And Jesus replied: “How is it that you sought me? Do you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” Here is Christ declaring God to be his father, while his parents, standing before him, do not understand. If you are seeking the cause of the phenomena of your life among your kinsfolk, your acquaintances, or teachers, you will never find it; for you are God’s temple, and the spirit of God dwells in you. The cause of the phenomena of your life is not on the outside, but in your own wonderful human imagination. Do you not realise that Jesus Christ is in you? I tell you, the only place you will ever find him is within!
The life of Jesus is a pattern which will unfold in you, an individual, when you discover yourself to be the cause of your life; for as He is, so are you in this world. Our religious leaders teach Christ as someone on the outside who is different; who overcame, and is now living elsewhere; yet Christ in you is your hope of glory, for as He is, you are!
In his book, Luke tells the parable of Jesus, who – upon entering a boat with his disciples, falls asleep as they set sail. When a storm wind descended upon the lake they woke him, saying: “Master we are perishing.” Then He rebuked the wind, and the raging waves became quiet, and there was a great calm. I tell you: the one who fell asleep caused the storm, and is the same being as the one who – upon awakening – quails it; for there is no other.
In this world Christ is asleep, and the wars, confusions, depressions, and horrors, appear because of his dreams. And the world will know no peace, happiness, wealth, or joy, until Christ awakes. If you are unaware of your imaginal activity, you are asleep relative to it. You could be dreaming noble, lovely dreams or ignoble ones; but whatever you dream, Christ will externalise. Man is the ark of God in which Christ – God’s creative power – is contained. I am the ark of God, not a phantom of the earth and sea. I am the ship in which Christ sleeps as he dreams the storms of my life. And when He awakes, I will know calm and weal. Your own wonderful human imagination is Jesus Christ. Now individualised as John, Mary, Sam, or Sue, you are Christ’s outer projection, surrounded by woes and weals because of his dreams. God, as your imagination, can never be so far off as even to be near, for the nearness implies separation. Wherever you are, I am! To say: “I am” is near, is to claim God is another – but there is no other. You and God are one, for He is your wonderful human imagination!
A friend recently shared this vision with me. As he observed buildings, trees, and houses round about him, he realised they were caused by tiny magnetic seeds which were clustered about his feet. As he scraped them off, they instantly reformed themselves to produce automatic changes in his world. What a wonderful experience! In the 40th Psalm we read: “He lifts me up from the pit, out of the miry bog and places my feet upon the Rock.” Here we see the foot, the symbol of God’s creative power, is lifted up and placed upon the Rock – the human imagination! His vision is showing him that he has now become aware of the only causation, and has placed his creative power upon that Rock. In this 40th Psalm the statement is made: “In the volume of the book it is written about me.” My friend’s vision reveals that he has come to that point. That everything which appears magnified on the outside is caused by magnetic seeds around his feet. This is true; for the world is nothing more than a magnified shadow, caused by the magnetic seed called Man.
Although the world appears to be large and overpowering, its causation is the power observing it.
Man is the ark of God and everything is contained within him. Asleep, the storms range; but when man awakes, the stormy seas will be no more.
There is quite a difference between being awake to your imaginal activities and being asleep to them. Awake, you can trace the event taking place on the outside to an imaginal act; but asleep you will find someone or something on the outside to be its cause. But causation is within the one observing the effect. Causation is symbolised as the foot in the 40th and 69th Psalms, as well as in the 10th [chapter] of Romans. In the end, man will overcome and put all things under his foot.
My friend saw the clusters of magnetic seeds around his feet. Although he tried to scrape them off, they reappeared. As Blake said: “The oak is cut down by the ax and the lamb is slain by the knife, but their forms eternal remain forever, returning by the seed of contemplative thought.”
Our world is the storm spoken of in the 8th chapter of Luke. Having entered our body, we have fallen asleep to our creative power. But when we discipline our mind, we quail the storms. The disciples of scripture are disciplined aspects of the mind. Once your five senses are so disciplined you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell, only what you desire, then you quail the storms of doubt and fear within you, for you know who you are. No longer will you seek the phenomena of life among your kinsfolk or acquaintances; for when you awaken, you find life in the temple. The world is always looking for new teachers on the outside, when there is nothing there but shadows.
Christ is not another. You are Christ, as he is your very self! You will find him, and when you do, you will know that you are God; for a series of events will unfold within you and you will bear witness to your own fatherhood.
I have often thought that the doctrine of the trinity should have been the doctrine of the being, for the trinity is difficult for man to grasp. It’s easier to speak of the doctrine of revealed Christianity as a unity, than as a trinity. When David stands before you as your son, there will be no more trinity. You and I are one when my son David calls you father! Then you will know that everyone in the world is that same being, as they will all have the same son. This is the great doctrine of the unity.
My old friend Ab always began his classes with the statement: “Praise be to that unity which is our unity.” He knew that although we are a diversity of faces, completely individualised, we are the same father of God’s one and only son, who will reveal himself to all, individually, thereby proving our unity of being.
Every scriptural miracle is an acted parable. It is imagination who enters the boat called man and falls asleep in order for the journey of life to begin. Then the financial, marital, physical storms arise according to man’s dreams. He could dream of something lovely and know healthy, happy storms. But if he does not know that the cause of the weal is his imaginal activity, he will continue to dwell in the storms of life until the disciples rouse him to remembrance.
Awake, you are aware of the thoughts you are creating every moment of time, and carry this awareness into your dream world. You will not falter, for – knowing the world you want to build and its cause – you will be constantly aware of what you are imagining. You will no longer seek your desires among things, but will turn within to find they are all waiting to be fulfilled in God’s temple.
Now, the numbers three and eight in scripture are always associated with resurrection. We are told that on the third day the earth rose up out of the deep, and in the Book of Exodus it is said that it came to pass on the eighth day. Luke tells us that when Jesus was twelve years of age, his parents searched three days before finding him in the temple, asking and answering his own questions. The number twelve is telling us that he had arrived at the point of creativity. That he has now resurrected and moved into the Father’s house, for when they found him he said: “Why do you seek me? Do you not know I must be in my Father’s house?” Having identified God as his Father, he goes on to claim: “I and my Father are one.”
Today, as in that day, men cannot believe that imagination is the cause of the phenomena of life.
They will agree that an artist can imagine a lovely picture and bring it forth on canvas, but they cannot relate the same technique to a toothache. Yet there is only one cause! I, the Lord, am the cause and there is no other.
Besides me there is no God. I form light and create darkness. I make weal and create woe. I, the Lord, am he who does all these things.You cannot blame anyone for your misfortune. You could claim a friend betrayed your trust, therein causing your misfortune; but your friend was not the cause, your dream prompted you to confide in your friend.
Causation is not on the outside, it comes from within.
As you begin to awake, you discover there is only one God, who is your own wonderful human imagination.
My friend saw tiny, magnetic seeds swirling around his feet, causing the outer world to appear so large. These seeds of contemplative thought are so tiny they are often ignored and even scraped off; but awareness causes them to reform themselves instantly to magnify their new formation in the outer world. If imagination’s seeds did not reform themselves, the outer world would vanish and leave not a trace behind; but they do, for the seeds are contained in man. You have the power to rearrange your thought-seeds to produce a different pattern in your outer world. This is done by a change of attitude. Think of the world as different, and as you do, you have scraped off the little magnetic seeds, thereby causing their rearrangement. This is the world in which we live.
Now, when imagination lifts us up from the pit and places our feet upon the Rock, we stand on our own feet. No longer will we stand upon the foot of another, giving the other either our praise or blame. We can, however, be gracious and kind and thank another for the role he played in our drama. But when we stand on our own feet, we realised that everything that happens – be it good, bad or indifferent – is because of our attitude towards life.
Every person, place, or thing, is animated and rearranged from within; for as He is, so are we. A good Christian would call that statement blasphemy; yet I am quoting the first epistle, the fourth chapter of the Book of John: “As he is, so are we in this world.” This thought follows on the heels of the definition of God as love. And because God is love, He will not change your imaginal act, but will allow it to be externalised. If God changed the act, there would be two of you: one who imagines, and one who changes the imaginal act. But, being all love, God instantly plays the parts designated in your imaginal acts and suffers with you because He is dreaming. But one day Love will awaken within your skull. He will resurrect and you will begin the real drama, which is to discover your true identity.
Coming out of your immortal skull, all of the imagery of scripture will surround you. The child and the witnesses will be there; but they will not see you, for you will be spirit. While witnessing your spiritual birth, they will speak of you and identify the child as yours, but you will be invisible to their mortal eye. As the great drama unfolds, it appears to take place externally; yet it is within, for you contain eternity within yourself.
If to you a storm is raging remember, it is only raging because you are not aware of your imaginal activity. By disciplining your thoughts, you rise from the sleep of unawareness, and become aware of what you want to imagine. Then the world will change to conform to the change in you. The storm will subside and there will be a perfect calm.
Do not look for God outside of the temple, for you are God’s temple, and the spirit of God dwells in you. Ask the average person where he thinks God’s temple is, and he will point to a synagogue, cathedral, or church; but God does not dwell in houses made with hands. God is spirit and dwells in his living temple! Imagine – and God is acting. Believe in the reality of what you are now imagining!
Rearrange those little clusters around the foot, and when they are fixed with feeling, relax in the knowledge that your outer world will conform to the new fixation. Although the world appears external, its reality is within, as you are its creative power, dreaming the world into being; for you are an immortal being, wearing a garment of mortality. One day you will awaken from this fantastic dream, to find yourself enhanced by having experienced the mystery of death.
I ask you now to take the challenge and change your thinking, although I know it is not an easy thing to do. I have known those who so enjoy hating another that they do not want to change. They seem to receive a certain pleasure out of hating and do not realize that they are only hating themselves.
Anger is a venom that poisons oneself
I remember a man in New York City during the Second World War, who claimed he despised Roosevelt. Every morning when the man shaved, he would talk to himself in the mirror, imagining he was telling Roosevelt everything he disliked about him. The gentleman attended my meetings, and when I confronted him with his imaginal acts, he said: “I pay $10 to see a Broadway show which does not give me the joy I receive during that ten minutes in the morning.” Well, this man created his own storm, for the venom that he spewed out every morning returned to him. He lost his New York City home, then went to Florida, where he lost everything there. I tried to tell him to awake, that he was sleeping and only dreaming that Roosevelt was the cause of his world. But he could not believe me. He came from a Germanic background and could not get over the fact that we were at war with Germany. He blamed Roosevelt, even though he knew Germany had declared war on us. He could not see the war as a bad dream, and he was confusing it, making the storm rage by the pleasure he received telling Roosevelt off as he shaved.
It’s entirely up to you what you think. If you want to hate someone, you can augment it through intensity and persistence. The same thing is true if you want to love someone; for your human imagination is the only God you will ever know, and he is in his temple – that temple you are!
12 Year Old Jesus in the Temple: Meaning
The parents (meaning tradition) sought Jesus on the outside, but when they found him within, he said: “Do you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” but they could not understand. When I have told rabbis, preachers, and priests, that I have seen David of Biblical fame, they laugh. And when I go further and tell them that David called me father in fulfillment of the 89th Psalm which states: “I have found David, he has cried unto me, ‘Thou art my Father, my God and Rock of my salvation, they stand silent, unable to make the Bible their biography.
As long as you think the Bible is only speaking of someone other than yourself, you will never understand it. The entire book, from beginning to end, is all about you, individually. You are the one who will find David. It is you he will call “My Father, my God and the Rock of my salvation.” David will literally stand before you as a young man just coming into adolescence. It is the same David who cried out in the Old Testament: “You will not leave me in the pit, in the miry bog.” And you do not. You awaken and, after three days you find him in the temple and scripture is fulfilled.
Who are you?
I tell you: you are an immortal being whose autobiography is recorded in scripture. Having inspired the prophets of the Old Testament, you came into the world to fulfill their words in the New. As the universally diffused individuality, Christ is housed in every child born of woman, bringing him into the world by meditating him into being.
Take the story of my friend seriously. Think of your thoughts as magnetic seeds, invisible and miniature, and the world as bearing witness to their arrangement. And remember: all you need do is rearrange your power-filled thoughts, and you will produce a corresponding rearrangement in your outer world.
Now let us go into the silence.