Law of Assumption for Prosperity: It is in Alignment with God’s Promises!

Law of Assumption for Prosperity: It is in Alignment with God’s Promises!

A divine abundance and prosperity? Yes, this is the promise, that if our beliefs and actions are based on promises of God prosperity is ours.

Foundations of Prosperity:

  1. Genesis 8:22: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Understand that seasons of abundance are woven into the very fabric of existence.
  2. Deuteronomy 8:18: “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth…” Acknowledge that your ability to create wealth is divinely endowed.
  3. Joshua 1:8: “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth…for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Immerse yourself in God’s teachings to pave the way for prosperity.
  4. Psalm 1:3: “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season…” Envision yourself as a tree of abundance, rooted in divine nourishment.
  5. Proverbs 10:22: “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Embrace the richness bestowed upon you by the divine, free from burdens.

Guiding Principles for Prosperity:

  1. Matthew 6:33: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Prioritize alignment with God’s will, and prosperity shall follow.
  2. Luke 6:38: “If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over.” Embrace the principle of generosity, for in giving, you receive.
  3. 2 Corinthians 9:6: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” Plant seeds of goodness and watch them flourish into abundance.
  4. Philippians 4:19: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Trust in God’s abundant provision for all your needs.

Affirmations for Prosperity:

  1. I am a steward of divine abundance, aligning my actions with God’s principles.
  2. Every day, I sow seeds of goodness, knowing that they will blossom into prosperity.
  3. The blessings of the LORD make me rich, free from sorrow and burdens.
  4. My faith in God’s promises is unwavering, and I walk the path of prosperity with confidence.
  5. As I seek God’s kingdom and righteousness, all aspects of my life overflow with divine abundance.

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100 Promises!

Let these 100 verses guide you on a journey towards prosperity, aligning your thoughts and actions with the divine principles that assure us of a life overflowing with God’s blessings.

1. Genesis 8:22: As the seasons change, so does the promise of abundance. I trust in the cycles of sowing and reaping set by God.

2. Genesis 15:1: I am not alone; the Lord is my shield and exceeding great reward. In Him, I find prosperity beyond measure.

3. Deuteronomy 6:10-11: God fulfills His promise of goodly cities, houses, and abundance. I claim the prosperity He has prepared for me.

4. Deuteronomy 8:18: I acknowledge God as the source of my wealth, and I embrace His covenant of prosperity.

5. Deuteronomy 28:2: I listen to the voice of the Lord, inviting His blessings to overtake me.

6. Deuteronomy 28:12: God opens His treasure for me, blessing the work of my hands. I lend to nations and borrow not.

7. Deuteronomy 29:9: I keep the words of God’s covenant, ensuring prosperity in all that I do.

8. Joshua 1:7: Strengthened and courageous, I follow God’s law, ensuring prosperity in my every endeavor.

9. Joshua 1:8: I meditate on God’s law day and night, paving the way for prosperity and success.

10. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12: I recognize God’s greatness, and I embrace the riches and honor that come from Him.

11. 2 Chronicles 26:5: Seeking God leads to prosperity. I seek Him in all I do.

12. 2 Chronicles 31:21: With a whole heart, I serve God, and in return, I prosper in all my works.

13. Job 22:28 (NLT): I decide with confidence, knowing that my plans will be accomplished, and light will guide my path.

14. Psalm 1:3: Like a tree planted by water, I bring forth fruit in due season. I prosper in all I do.

15. Psalm 21:2 (NLT): God grants the desires of my heart, holding back nothing that I request.

16. Psalm 23:1 (NLT): The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing. In Him, I find all that I need.

17. Psalm 25:12-13: Those who fear the Lord are taught the way to choose, dwelling in ease and inheriting the earth.

18. Psalm 30:6: In prosperity, I stand firm, unmoved by challenges.

19. Psalm 35:27: Joy and gladness accompany those who favor the righteous cause of the Lord.

20. Psalm 37:4: Delighting in the Lord, He gives me the desires of my heart.

21. Psalm 37:25: I have witnessed the righteous not forsaken, nor their seed begging bread.

22. Psalm 57:2: I cry to God most high, the performer of all things for me.

23. Psalm 68:19: Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads me with benefits, the God of my salvation.

24. Psalm 105:37: God brings forth silver and gold, and none are feeble among His people.

25. Psalm 107:37 (NLT): I sow fields, plant vineyards, and harvest bumper crops, for God’s prosperity is upon me.

26. Psalm 112:1,3 (Amp): Praise the Lord! Blessed is the one who fears and worships Him, for prosperity dwells in their house.

27. Psalm 118:25: I call upon the Lord for prosperity, for He is my source.

28. Psalm 122:6: I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and in loving it, I prosper.

29. Psalm 127:6 (NLT): Though we weep in sowing, joy accompanies the harvest.

30. Proverbs 3:9-10 (NLT): I honor the Lord with my wealth, and my barns overflow with His blessings.

31. Proverbs 8:21 (NLT): Loving wisdom, I inherit wealth, and my treasuries are filled.

32. Proverbs 10:4: Diligence leads to riches; I work with a faithful hand.

33. Proverbs 10:22: The blessing of the Lord makes me rich, free from sorrow.

34. Proverbs 11:24 (NLT): Generosity brings wealth; those who refresh others will be refreshed.

35. Proverbs 13:22 (NLT): Good people leave an inheritance; I am mindful of the legacy I create.

36. Proverbs 22:4 (AMP): Humility brings riches, honor, and life; I humbly reverence the Lord.

37. Proverbs 28:20: My faithfulness abounds with blessings.

38. Ecclesiastes 2:26: God grants wisdom, knowledge, and joy to the good. I receive His gifts with gratitude.

39. Ecclesiastes 11:4: I sow regardless of circumstances, trusting in God’s abundant harvest.

40. Isaiah 45:3: God reveals hidden treasures, secret riches, showing His omnipotence.

41. Isaiah 48:17 (NLT): The Lord teaches me to profit and leads me in the way I should go.

42. Isaiah 54:17: No weapon formed against me shall prosper, for I am the Lord’s servant.

43. Isaiah 60:5 (NLT): Merchants from around the world bring me wealth, and my heart thrills with joy.

44. Isaiah 65:24 (NLT): God answers my prayers before I even call, showing His abundance.

45. Jeremiah 32:17: Nothing is too hard for the Lord, the creator of heaven and earth.

46. Jeremiah 32:27: The Lord, the God of all flesh, can do anything. I trust in His power.

47. Jeremiah 33:3: I call upon the Lord, and He shows me great and mighty things I do not know.

48. Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT): I do not worry about life’s necessities; my focus is on God’s kingdom, and He provides abundantly.

49. Matthew 7:7-8: I ask, seek, and knock, receiving from the generous Father who delights in giving.

50. Matthew 7:11 (NLT): My heavenly Father gives good gifts to those who ask; I receive with gratitude.

51. Mark 9:23: I believe, and all things are possible through faith.

52. Luke 6:38 (NLT): I give generously, and

my generosity returns to me pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

53. Luke 12:32 (NLT): I do not fear, for it pleases my Father to give me the Kingdom.

54. John 10:10: Christ came for abundant life, and I claim that abundance in Him.

55. John 14:13: Whatever I ask in Jesus’ name, He will do, bringing glory to the Father.

56. Romans 8:17: As a child of God, I share in His treasures, for I am joint-heirs with Christ.

57. Romans 8:31-32: God, who gave His Son for me, freely gives all things. I receive with gratitude.

58. Romans 8:37 (NLT): Overwhelming victory is mine through Christ’s love.

59. 1 Corinthians 1:9: God is faithful; I am called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.

60. 1 Corinthians 15:57: Thanks be to God, who gives me victory through Jesus Christ.

61. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV): In Christ, all God’s promises are “Yes,” and I say “Amen” to the glory of God.

62. 2 Corinthians 2:14: Thanks be to God, who always leads me to triumph in Christ.

63. 2 Corinthians 5:7: I walk by faith, not by sight, trusting in the promises of God.

64. 2 Corinthians 6:2: Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation and prosperity.

65. 2 Corinthians 8:9: Though Christ was rich, for my sake, He became poor, that I through His poverty might be rich.

66. 2 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT): Eager to give, I offer what I have, knowing God desires my willing heart.

67. 2 Corinthians 9:6: I sow generously, reaping bountifully according to God’s promise.

68. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT): God generously provides all I need, with surplus to share with others.

69. 2 Corinthians 9:10: God multiplies my seed sown, increasing the fruits of righteousness.

70. Galatians 3:13: Christ redeemed me from the curse, and I walk in the freedom of His abundance.

71. Galatians 6:7: I sow intentionally, knowing that my harvest aligns with my seeds.

72. Galatians 6:9: I do not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season, I reap a harvest if I do not faint.

73. Philippians 1:11: Filled with the fruits of righteousness, I bring glory and praise to God.

74. Philippians 4:19: My God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.

75. Colossians 1:12: I give thanks to the Father, who made me fit to partake in the inheritance of the saints in light.

76. 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV): Even in faithlessness, God remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.

77. Hebrews 6:12: I am not slothful but a follower of faith and patience, inheriting God’s promises.

78. Hebrews 11:1: Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I trust in the unseen promises of God.

79. Hebrews 13:5: Content and free from covetousness, I am assured that God will never leave nor forsake me.

80. James 4:2 (NLT): I ask God for what I want, trusting that He will provide.

81. 2 Peter 1:3-4: God has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. I partake in His divine nature, escaping the corruption of the world.

82. 3 John 1:2: I wish above all things to prosper and be in health, even as my soul prospers.

I declare my alignment with the divine principles of prosperity. I am confident that as I walk in faith, gratitude, His promises of abundance manifest in every aspect of my life.

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Desperate, Anxious or Needy? Law of Assumption

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!

Manifestation Anxiety:

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:

Increasing Self-Esteem:

  1. Affirmations: Incorporate daily positive affirmations to boost self-confidence.
  2. Self-Care: Prioritize activities that bring joy and fulfillment.
  3. Acknowledge Achievements: Celebrate personal accomplishments, no matter how small.
  4. Make it about your health, your success, your career goals etc. Make you the main person in your play.

Planting Healthy Boundaries:

  1. Effective Communication: Clearly express personal needs and expectations in relationships.
  2. Learn to Say No: Establish boundaries by recognizing when to decline requests.
  3. Prioritize Self: Ensure self-care is a priority, avoiding burnout.
  4. 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.

Make him Obsessed with you overnight:

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

“Living From the End” Equals Having Integrity

Consciousness is the one and only reality. We are incapable of seeing other than the contents of our own consciousness

Neville Goddard

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 mind

Romans 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 foe

Neville 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 | A Neville Goddard Lecture

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens

Neville Goddard

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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Make it across the Bridge without incidence!

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.

Neville Goddard

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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You Are Alway Living From The End Of Something

You Are Alway Living From The End Of Something

Neville goddard teaches us that the state of mind manifests around us as our circumstances, and that we are always in a state.

What is “living from the end?”

Living from the end means mentally experiencing and embodying the feelings and outcomes as if your desire has already been fulfilled. It is assuming the “state of mind” that you are in once your hopes and dreams are reality.

Defeat is also an end state

Maybe you are living from the end of rejection? Living from the end means that you are manifesting your mental state into being. CHange the state of rejection to acceptance, and your state of being will manifest. The end state is your current viw point, and when you are asleep to your creative powers, the end state can be any failiure, defeat or storm of life.

Alseep or Awake?

” 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.”

Neville Goddard

The one who fell asleep is the same one who awakes! The same you who forgets to CONSIOUSLY change state to the desired end state is the same you who suddenly remembers! – “OH! I remember now, I am desired! I am successfull! I am wealthy!, I suddenly rememebr!”

Asleep is like the end state of failure

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. 

Neville Goddard

And if you are asleep to your creative power you are under the spell of the world, Maya, and you automatically LIVE FROM THE END of what the world shows you. Unaware, you agree to live in the end of wars, confusion, depression, horrors and more….

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.

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Awake is “the state of the wish fulfilled”

Deny the accidental stae, and agree with God’s word wich is perfection. “ I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” – Isiah 45

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.

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Outside, you will be justified in our state, be it anger or fear, you can always find a reason for justifying your state, but the price you pay is always loss of some kind.

Having entered our body, we have fallen asleep to our creative power. But when we discipline our mind, we quail the storms. 

Neville Goddard

You are always living from the end of something, unaware, you live from the end of dfeat or rejection or loss, ut awake, you consiously move to the state of success, gain, wealth, fulfilmen and love. The promised land. This is your free will at work.

 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. 

Neville Goddard

Does anger block manifestation?

Doea anger or fear block your manifestation? You bet it does. Alseep to your power, you react in agreement with the world. Awakened to thecreative I AM, you move into the state of the wishfulfilled and there is nothing to be angry about, or fearful of. You are always living from the end of something, awaken to your end state, and calm your seas. Anger is the end state of defeat. Fear is the end state of loss. Awaken, and consiously chose your end state.

Living from the end of Miracles?

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.

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Awake, you become aware that your thoughts had agreed with the world. Awake you see that you were just one of the sleeping masses, and nothing more. Awake you become aware of the thoughts and speech that creates, your choice is to enter into and give life to a new state. The state of respect, acceptance, love, the state of fulfilment.

Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself,

Isiah 45

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“Let The Week Say I’m Strong” | The Power Of Words

Let The Week Say I’m Strong

Joel 3.10

Are you putting YOURSELF down in your speach?

Things like, “Ughh I sounded so stupid” or “Why would anyone want to date me?” or “You’ve failed so many times so stop trying.” They’re things we would never tell another person and yet we say these things to ourselves all the time.

We put ourselves down, sometimes without even realizing it. Negative self-talk can impact one’s self-esteem, but more imprtantly it is like we curse our own future.

Many people tend to engage in self-deprecating or negative inner dialogues, often without realizing, but nonetheless being overly critical of themselves can be damaging to their mental health and well-being. If you wouldn’t say it to an infant, don’t say it of yourself! Learn the truth, your are made GOOD.

A person’s belly will be filled with the fruit of his mouth; with what his lips produce he will be filled.


Your speach, inner and outer, blesses or curses you. Chose the blessing.

Speak a Blessing on Yourself

To receive a Blessing from God we may speak a Blessing on ourselves:

That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

Isiah 65

The one who wants to bless themselves, shall do so by SAYING it.

“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

You are ordained for good, not for failiure, loss, poverty, or heartache. For GOOD. When you chose to speak a Blessing on yourself you are affirming Gds purpose for your life. For Goodness. Affirmations are more than just a law of attraction gimmick, it is standing in agrrement with God’s plans for you. The one who wants a blassing, shall give themselves a blessing by saying it….

Who Are You?

And I love you as a perfect Father”

1 John 3:1; Luke 15:20–24

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2.20

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

John 3.1-2

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

Corinthians 3.16

You are all sons of God

Galatians 3.26

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.


But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5.8

If you don’t believe me that you are MADE for God’s Grace, will you read these verses over and over again until you understand that you are ordained for your good, only? Read the lasw quote again, “while we were still sinners Vhrist died for us” See, it doesn’t matter how many times you have spoken a “curse” over your own life, because God meant it for good anyway. Nut why take the long route, speak good, and give yourself a blessing the way you are meant to.

Positive affirmations ar not just a new age fad, it is standing in agreement with truth. It is speaking a blessing on your life. Believe in this.

Divine Power is in Your Mouth

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature.

2 Peter 1

What good things have been give to you? Exactly, ALL things.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.


What power is in the tongue? The power of death and life, and everything in between.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1.1

What is the word?

The word IS GOD.

Say that one more time: “AND THE WORD WAS GOD.”

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

James 3.1

Who controls your mouth? YOU DO!

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

James 3.5

Yes your word accomplishes way more that you think, it sets a forest ablaze, so choose your speach and may it be pleasing to your heart and soul. Speak a blessing.

Let’s look at the whole paragraph, it is so good:

“And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!”

The Power Of Affirmations

Ah, yes it seems so insignificant, and yet, it steers your destiny. Speak a blessing! Bless yourself becasue “So that he who blesses himself in the earth Shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Shall swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My eyes.” Isiah 65.16

When you bless yourself blessings come looking for you

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THE  STATE  OF  VISION | A Neville Goddard Lecture


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“We  have  only  to  raise  Imagination  to  the  state  of  Vision  and  the  thing  is  done.”  (William  Blake)  

Just  imagine  it!  That  is  all  you  and  I are  required  to  do.  No  matter  what  it  is  we  desire,  we  have  only  to  raise  imagination  to  the  state  of  vision,  and  the  thing  is  done!  Now,  when  the  prophets  of  old  used  the  word  vision  in  scripture, 

they  meant  all  of  the  senses,  either  individually  or  in  combination.  

The  Book  of  Isaiah  begins:  “The  visions  of  Isaiah,  the  son  of  Amoz.  Hear,  O heavens  and  give  ear  O earth;  for  the  Lord  has  spoken.”  

And  the  Book  of   Obadiah  states:  “The  visions  of  Obadiah.  Thus  sayeth  the  Lord  God.”  Here  we  find  the  visions  are  audio;  but  scripture  records  visions  of  sight,  sound,  scent,  taste,  and  touch.  The  last  chapter  of  the  Book  of  Job  reads:  “I  have  heard  of  thee  with  the  hearing  of  the  ear,  but  now  my  eye  sees  thee.” 

Imagination  must  be  raised  to  the  sense  of  sight  in  order  to  see.  

The  sense  of  sound  seems  to  be  the  most popular  in  scripture,  yet  in  the  story  of  Jacob  it  is  the  sense  of  touch.  Isaac,  Jacob’s  father,  was  blind  and 

could  not  see.  His  twin  brother,  Esau,  was  the  first  out  of  the  womb.  He  was  covered  with  hail-  and  – because  of  his  birth  – had  the  right  of  inheritance  by  law.  Jacob,  who  followed  his  brother,  was  a smooth- skinned  lad,  who  deceived  his  father  through  the  sense  of  touch.  Killing  one  of  his  father’s  flock,  he  wrapped  the  skin around  his  arm,  and  when  his  father  touched  him,  he  felt  its  reality  and  gave  Jacob  the  right  of  birth. 

This  is  not  a story  of  a man  who  was  blind,  or  of  two  sons  that  came  out  of  the  womb  of  a woman.  This  drama  unfolds  from  within.  Esau  is  the  world  you  know  by  your  reason  and  senses.  

The  room  you  are  now  in  is  your  Esau,  while  your  subjective  desire  is  your  Jacob.  Wearing  garments  of  hair,  Esau  is  the  outer,  objective  world,  which  Jacob,  your  desire,  is  seeking  to  replace.  As  Isaac  – the  father  – you  have  the  power  to  give  reality  to  your  desired,  subjective  state.  Invite  it  to  come  near,  that  you  may  feel  it,  to  know  whether  it  is  as  real  as  your  outer  world  is. 

Isaac  chose  the  sense  of  touch  rather  than  that  of  sound,  adding  the  sense  of  smell,  saying:  ‘You  smell  like  Esau.”  Using  these  two  senses,  Isaac  granted  Jacob  the  right  to  become  an  objective  fact.  So  when  Blake  tells  us  that  if  we  will  raise  imagination  to  the  state  of  vision  the  thing  is  done,  he  is  speaking  of  vision  in  any  one,  or  a combination  of  the  five  senses. 

Perhaps  the  sense  of  hearing  is  most  developed  in  you.  If  so,  you  can  single  out  a voice  and  hear  it  with  such  clarity  that  you  can  become  self- persuaded  its  words  are  true.  Your  sense  of  hearing  can  be  developed  to  the  degree  that  you  can  shut  out  all  other  senses  and  believe  in  what  you  are  hearing.  When  the  words  take  on  the  tones  of  reality  and  you  are  self- persuaded  that  it  is  so,  the  event  has  been  impregnated  upon  you;  and  what  do  you  do  after  impregnation?  

Nothing!  You  simply  carry  the  knowledge  that  in  its  normal,  natural  time,  that  which  you  heard  so  clearly  will  be  bom.  No  two  eggs  have  the  same  interval  of  time  between  their  fertilization  and  hatching  out.  

I do  not  know  how  long  it  will  take  for  your  desire  to  become  an  objective  fact. 

I only  know  that  when  imagination  is  raised  to  the  state  of  vision  – be  it  sight,  sound,  scent,  taste  or  touch  – the  thing  is  done ! 

I know  a very  line  artist  (whose  works  are  in  national  galleries)  who  was  starving,  and  didn’t  have  a dime  with  which  to  buy  food.  One  night  she  was  so  tired  she  couldn’t  even  walk  to  the  YWCA  to  offer  her  services  for  a meal  Instead,  she  stretched  out  on  her  couch  and  said:  ‘Lord,  you  said  if  I but  believed,  all  things  would  be  possible.  Well,  I believe  that  I am  well  fed.” 

In  relating  this  story  to  me,  this  lady  added  this  comment:  ‘T  didn’t  actually  hear  the  words  audibly,  but  received  an  impression  which  was:  ‘If  you  really  believed  as  you  claim,  wouldn’t  you  prepare  the  table  for  the  meal?’  With  that,  she  began  to  set  the  table  in  her  imagination.  She  put  on  her  best  tablecloth,  her  nicest  plates,  and  even  lit  a candle,  in  preparation  of  the  food  to  come.  Then  she  fell  asleep  and  began  to  dream.  As  she  lifted  the  cover  from  a beautiful  platter,  she  heard  a ring  which  persisted  until  she  awoke  to  realize  it  was 

her  telephone.  The  caller  was  a friend  of  her  mother’s  whom  she  hadn’t  seen  for  years.  The  lady  said:  “Suddenly  I have  the  greatest  longing  for  a meal  you  prepared  for  your  mother  and  me  several  years  ago.  Would  you  please  do  it  again  tonight  if  I bring  over  the  ingredients?” 

Now,  although  this  lady  had  a kitchen  in  her  apartment,  she  had  no  food  in  it,  so  when  the  friend  went  to  the  store  she  couldn’t  buy  a cup  of  flour  or  sugar,  but  stocked  up  on  all  the  basics  needed  to  prepare  a meal 

Within  an  hour  she  was  in  the  artist’s  home  with  the  food,  and  a short  time  later  they  sat  down  to  a delicious  dinner,  of  which  – when  the  meal  was  finished  – there  was  enough  left  over  for  at  least  two  more  meals. 

Although  this  lady  is  a great  artist,  she  has  developed  the  sense  of  touch.  She  fell  asleep  touching  the  plates  and  the  silver,  and  awoke  touching  the  cover  to  a platter  filled  with  food.  

Her  experience  is  dramatized  in  scripture  as  the  story  of  Isaac.  In  order  to  understand  scripture,  it  is  necessary  to  see  it  with  the  eyes  of  the  mystic.  

Blake  asked:  ‘Why  is  the  Bible  more  entertaining  and  more  instructive  than  any  other  book?  

Because  it  is  addressed  to  the  Imagination,  which  is  spiritual  sensation,  and  only  immediately  to  the  understanding,  or  reason.”  When  you  touch  something  spiritually,  you  are  receiving  a sensation  that  your  outer  senses  deny. 

And  when  you  use  your  imagination,  you  are  touching  with  the  hands  of  Jacob,  seeing  with  the  eyes  of  Jacob,  and  hearing  with  Jacob’s  ears. 

In  the  115th  Psalm,  the  psalmist  tells  us  our  Lord  does  everything  we  do.  Then  he  compares  the  Lord  to  the  gods  of  the  world,  saying:  “Their  gods  are  made  of  silver  and  gold.  They  have  mouths  but  speak  not,  eyes  but  see  not,  ears  but  hear  not,  feet  but  walk  not,  hands  but  feel  not.  Those  who  make  them  are  like  them,  and  so  is  everyone  who  trusts  in  them.”  

Anyone  who  trusts  some  little  thing  a man  made  with  his  hands,  that  can’t  talk,  hear,  walk  or  feel,  has  a false  God  and  a false Jesus  Christ.  

Made  with  human  hands,  it  cannot  utter  a  sound  or  hear  your  request.  It  cannot  answer  you,  see,  hear,  or  walk.  It  is  merely  something  made  with  human  hands;  and  those  who  trust  in  it  are  just  like  the  thing  made,  because  they  are unwilling  to  exercise  the inner  man  – called  Jacob  in  the  Old  Testament  and  Jesus  Christ  in  the  New. 

Begin  now  to  exercise  Jacob  by  sending  Esau  out  into  the  fields.  Then  clothe  Jacob  with  the  tones  of  reality  by  exercising  one  or  all  five  of  your  inner  senses. 

 If  you  will  become  self- persuaded  that  your  desire  is  already  granted,  even  though  it  is  denied  by  the  outer  senses  it  will  become  a fact.  I do  not  know  how  it  will  objectify  itself,  or  when;  I only  know  that  when  imagination  is  raised  to  the  state  of  vision,  the  thing  is  done. 

Because  Blake  made  these  bold  assertions,  people  questioned  why  he  wasn’t  rich;  but  Blake  had  no  desire  for  fame  or  enormous  sums  of  money.  At  that  time,  the  king  of  England  was  George  the  Third.  He  was  a madman  and  remembered  only  because  of  the  fact  that  he  was  king  during  the  time  of  our  revolution  against England.  People  of  great  wealth  and  fame  lived  during  Blake’s  lifetime,  but  are  forgotten  now,  while  Blake  grows  in  stature  and  simply  dwarfs  everyone  in  his  age. 

Blake  had  no  money.  He  was  non- schooled  by  human  standards.  Teaching  himself  Latin,  French,  and  Italian,  Blake  was  a master  in  the  use  of  the  English  tongue.  This  giant  of  a man  had  no  human  luxuries,  but  he  didn’t  need  them  as  he  was  busy  doing  the  work  of  God.  Blake  claimed  that  the  world  was  vision,  confessing  that  his  greatest  work,  “Jerusalem”,  was  given  to  him  by  dictation.  He  didn’t  see  Jerusalem,  he  heard  it.  The  words  were  dictated  by  the  Spirit  of  God,  yet  Blake  called  it  his  greatest  vision. 

Perhaps  the  sense  of  feeling  is  easy  for  you.  If  so,  be  like  Isaac  and  touch  your  desire  to  see  if  it  is  Esau  (real)  or  not.  When  reality  was  touched,  Isaac  said:  ‘You  have  the  smell  of  Esau;  therefore  the  blessing  is  yours.” 

Why?  Because  it  seemed  real  to  him. 

Money  has  an  odor  all  of  its  own.  Blindfold  yourself  and  smell  a dozen  different  pieces  of  paper.  Make  one  of  them  a dollar,  five-,  or  ten- dollar  bill,  and  the  moment  it  reaches  your  nose  you  will  know  it  is  money,  for  there  is  something  different  about  it. 

Everything  has  an  odor.  My  brother  Victor  is  a successful  businessman.  When  I questioned  him  about  his  success,  he  said:  ‘T  love  the  odor  of  business.  When  I open  the  store  in  the  morning,  I love  the  smell  emitting  there.”  I walked  around  the  store  with  him  and  didn’t  care  a thing  about  the  odor;  but  I can  open  a book  of  Blake’s  and  be  lost  to  the  world  for  the  rest  of  the  afternoon.  When  I was  in  Barbados  recently,  I shared  one  of  Blake’s  letters  with  Victor.  I so  thoroughly  enjoyed  the  reading  I tasted  every  delicious  word,  but  the  message  meant  nothing  to  my  brother.  He  uses  his  talents  in  a different  way. .

Choose  the  medium  best  for  you  and  use  it.  Sound  seems  to  be  the  easiest  for  many,  yet  if  you  love  someone  you  will  know  the  touch  of  their  flesh  and  odor.  

If  man  didn’t  have  a distinctive  odor,  how  could  a  bloodhound  find  him?  We  think  only  in  terms  of  the  skunk  ring,  and  know  it  can  be  used  against  a man  because  it  is  unique;  but  there  is  no  dubious  odor.  

There  is  no  dubious  voice.  A voice  can  be  imitated;  but  if  recorded,  its  graph  would  not  be  like  the  original.  You  are  unique,  and  when  you  love  someone  dearly  you  know  their  voice  and  what  they  feel  like,  and  if  you  are  close  to  them,  you  know  their  odor.  Share  the  news  of  your  good  fortune  with  them.  Hear  them  empathize  with  you.  Listen  to  their voice  carefully  and  revel  in 

what  you  are  hearing.  Believe  in  what  you  have  heard,  and  you  have  impregnated  yourself  with  the  message. 

A friend  recently  cured  his  skin  cancers  through  the  use  of  sound.  Every  morning  as  he  shaved  the  evidence  remained.  But  using  his  sense  of  hearing,  he  listened  to  the  voices  of  his  friends  as  they  congratulated  him  on his  complete  cure.  He  did  not  put  his  hand  to  his  face  and  feel  its  smoothness.  He  could  feel  and  see  what  was  there,  but  he  persisted  in  hearing  his  friends’  empathy  – and  one  day  the  cancers  were  gone. 

I urge  everyone  to  try  it.  It  costs  you  nothing.  Blake  had  a friend  named  Samuel  Farmer,  to  whom  he  made  this  fantastic  statement:  “Raise  Imagination  to  the  state  of  vision  and  the  thing  is  done.”  You  can  do  it  by  using  any  sense,  either  individually  or  collectively.  You  can  imagine  seeing  and  hearing  at  the  same  time.  You  can look  as  though  you  see,  and  listen  as  though  you  hear;  but  you  determine  what  you  want  to  see  and  hear.  Bring  them  together.  See  and  hear  only  your  fulfilled  desire,  and  watch  the  evidence  unfold  in  your  world. 

When  scripture  tells  us  that  God  sees  the  heart,  it  is  not  speaking  of  the  physical  heart,  but  the  individual’s identity.  The  Fourth  Psalm  tells  you  to “Commune  with  your  own  heart  on  your  bed  and  be  silent.”  In  other  words,  talk  to  yourself!  This  self  is  a totality,  for  your  feelings,  thoughts,  desires,  and  motives  are  always  exposed  to  yourself,  who  is  God  the  Father! 

 You  may  conceal  thoughts  from  those  who  are  enclosed  in  garments  of  flesh  and  blood,  but  not  from  the  depth  of  your  own  being!  Scripture  tells  us  that  the  Lord  rejected  all  of  the  brothers  and  chose  David,  saying:  “He  is  a man  after  my  own  heart  who  will  do  all  my  will.”  David  is  the  one  who  fulfills  all  of  your  thoughts,  feelings,  desires,  and  motives  – always  doing  your  will. 

Scripture  will  only  be  understood  when  it  is  seen  through  the  eye  of  the  mystic.  Let  us  take  the  statement:  ‘Be angry  but  sin  not.  Commune  with  your  own  heart  and  be  silent.”  If  you  have  something  against  someone, explode  and  get  it  off  your  chest.  Then  commune  with  yourself  by  calming  down  and  constructing  a scene which  would  imply  everything  was  perfect  in  your  life.  Fall  into  the  depth  of  self,  using  as  many  of  your  senses as  possible  to  achieve  the  vision  you  desire  to  appear. 

You  can  raise  any  sense  – be  it  hearing,  sight,  sound,  touch  or  smell  – to  the  state  of  vision.  I was  drafted  into  the  army  during  World  War  II,  but  I wanted  no  part  of  it.  When  my  request  for  a discharge  was  disapproved,  I did  not  get  angry  and  try  to  go  over  the  colonel’s  head.  Instead,  I lay  down  on  my  army  cot, 

closed  my  eyes  to  the  other  fifty  men  in  the  room,  and  imagined  I was  two  thousand  miles  away  in  my  apartment  above  Washington  Square  in  New  York  City.  Placing  myself  on  my  bed,  I saw  my  wife  sleeping  in  hers.  Then  I rose,  and  looking  out  the  window,  I saw  the  Holly  Apartments  across  the  street  and  Washington Square  down  below.  Turning,  I walked  into  the  living  room,  dining  room,  and  the  kitchen.  I felt  familiar  objects  and  brought  as  many  of  my  five  senses  alive  in  the  drama  as  possible.  At  4:00  o’clock  in  the  morning I awoke  hearing  a voice  say,  “That  which  I have  done,  I have  done.  Do  nothing.”  

Who  spoke  those  words?  I did,  but  I heard  them  as  coming  from  without. 

Knowing  what  I had  done  and  what  I had  said,  I walked  in  faith  for  nine  days,  doing  nothing  on  the  outside.  On  the  tenth  day  the  colonel  who  had  rejected  my  application  called  me  into  his  office  and  gave  me  an honorable  discharge. 

I brought  feeling  up  to  the  state  of  vision.  By  feeling  the  bed  and  the  various  objects  in  the  apartment,  I fell  asleep  feeling  the  joy  of  being  there.  The  colonel  thought  he  initiated  the  desire  to  discharge  me,  but  he  had  no  choice  in  the  matter.  I imagined,  knowing  the  world  was  my  imagination  pushed  out,  and  everyone  in  it  had  to do  what  they  are  doing  to  aid  the  birth  of  what  I had  done. 

Knowing  what  you  ought  to  do  is  not  good  enough;  you  must  raise  your  imagination  to  the  state  of  vision  in order  for  the  act  to  be  committed.  Then  what  must  you  do?  Nothing!  You  simply  watch  the  series  of  events  unfold  within  your  world.  Remember,  you  operate  your  creative  power,  it  does  not  operate  itself.  There  must be  action,  a commitment  on  your  part.  Nothing,  however,  can  be  done  to  earn  God’s  gift  of  grace.  When God’s  promise  fulfills  itself,  it happens  suddenly  and  so  dramatically  that  you  have  no  time  to  think  about  it.  In  fact,  you  will  not  even  recognize  it,  unless  you  hear  it  from  someone  who  has  experienced  it.  I know,  as  far  as  I am  concerned,  I never  heard  it  from  a man,  or  saw  the  Bible’s  story  as  relating  to  me.  But  I know  from  experience  that  the  truth  comes  through  an  act  of  God  in  self  revelation,  for  God  is  hidden  in  the  mind  of  man and  unveils  himself  as  man! 

Start  now  to  exercise  your  God-given  talents  of  sight,  sound,  touch,  taste,  and  smell  – together,  or  individually.  The  sense  of  touch  is  the  strongest  in  me.  If  someone  expresses  their  desire  to  me  in  a letter,  I touch  the  paper  they  wrote,  believing  they  are  telling  me  of  their  desire’s  fulfillment.  I know  only  one  out  of  ten ever  respond  after  I have  granted  theft  request,  but  that  is  all  right.  Having  felt  theft  letter  and  seen  its contents,  I know  I have  impregnated  myself  with  the  good  fortunes  they  are  desiring,  and  in  so  doing,  my own  captivity  is  being  lifted. 

Right  now,  give  something  to  a friend  without  theft  knowledge  or  consent.  You  have  your  five  senses! Exercise  them  by  bringing  the  objective  body  of  Jacob  to  the  surface.  Clothe  him  in  external  reality  as  the  Esau  you  would  like  to  replace,  vanishes.  What  you  have  is  your  Esau.  Your  desire  is  Jacob.  You  are  theft father.  Raise  imagination  to  the  state  of  vision  and  allow  Jacob  to  supplant  Esau.  Then  rest  in  that  assumption and  watch  the  change  which  takes  place  in  your  wonderful  world! 

Now  let  us  go  into  the  silence. 

Psalm 115

Not to us, Lord, not to us
    but to your name be the glory,
    because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”

Our God is in heaven;
    he does whatever pleases him.

But their idols are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.

They have mouths, but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.

They have ears, but cannot hear,
    noses, but cannot smell.

They have hands, but cannot feel,
    feet, but cannot walk,
    nor can they utter a sound with their throats.

Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

All you Israelites, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.


House of Aaron, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.


You who fear him, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.


The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
    He will bless his people Israel,
    he will bless the house of Aaron,


he will bless those who fear the Lord—
    small and great alike.


May the Lord cause you to flourish,
    both you and your children.


May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.


The highest heavens belong to the Lord,
    but the earth he has given to mankind.


It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
    those who go down to the place of silence;


it is we who extol the Lord,
    both now and forevermore.

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