FAQ

WHO IS NEVILLE GODDARD?
Neville Goddard (1905-1972) was an author and a metaphysical teacher from Barbados who believed that the Bible should be viewed as a parable of human psyche and not secular history. The main idea behind his work is that imagination creates reality.

WHAT IS AN SP?
An SP is a specific person.

WHAT DOES “SATS” STAND FOR?
State akin to sleep.

WHAT DOES “EIYPO” STAND FOR?
Everyone is you pushed out.

HOW DO I GET AN SP USING NEVILLE’S TECHNIQUES?

„The first step in changing the future is Desire, that is, define your objective – know definitely what you want. Second: construct an event which you believe you would encounter FOLLOWING the fulfillment of your desire – an event which implies fulfillment of your desire – something which will have the action of Self predominant. The third step is to immobilize the physical body and induce a state akin to sleep. Then mentally feel yourself right into the proposed action, imagine all the while that you are actually performing the action HERE AND NOW. You must participate in the imaginary action, not merely stand back and look on, but FEEL that you are actually performing the action, so that the imaginary sensation is real to you. It is important always to remember that the proposed action must be one which FOLLOWS the fulfillment of your desire, one which implies fulfillment. For example, suppose you desired promotion in office. Then being congratulated would be an event you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire. Having selected this action as the one you will experience in imagination to imply promotion in office, immobilize your physical body and induce a state bordering on sleep, a drowsy state, but one in which you are still able to control the direction of your thoughts, a state in which you are attentive without effort. Then visualize a friend standing before you. Put your imaginary hand into his. Feel it to be solid and real, and carry on an imaginary conversation with him in harmony with the FEELING OF HAVING BEEN PROMOTED. You do not visualize yourself at a distance in point of space and at a distance in point of time being congratulated on your good fortune. Instead, you MAKE elsewhere HERE and the future NOW. The difference between FEELING yourself in action, here and now, and visualizing yourself in action, as though you were on a motion-picture screen, is the difference between success and failure. The difference will be appreciated if you will now visualize yourself climbing a ladder. Then, with eyelids closed imagine that a ladder is right in front of you and FEEL YOURSELF ACTUALLY CLIMBING IT. Experience has taught me to restrict the imaginary action which implies fulfillment of the desire, to condense the idea into a single act, and to re-enact it over and over again until it has the feeling of reality. Otherwise, your attention will wander off along an associational track, and hosts of associated images will be presented to your attention, and in a few seconds they will lead you hundreds of miles away from your objective in point of space and years away in point of time. If you decide to climb a particular flight of stairs, because that is the likely event to follow the fulfillment of your desire, then you must restrict the action to climbing that particular flight of stairs. Should your attention wander off, bring it back to its task of climbing that flight of stairs, and keep on doing so until the imaginary action has all the solidity and distinctness of reality. The idea must be maintained in the mind without any sensible effort on your part. You must, with the minimum of effort permeate the mind with the feeling of the wish fulfilled. Drowsiness facilitates change because it favors attention without effort, but it must not be pushed to the state of sleep in which you no longer are able to control the movements of your attention. But a moderate degree of drowsiness in which you are still able to direct your thoughts. A most effective way to embody a desire is to assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled and then, in a relaxed and drowsy state, repeat over and over again like a lullaby, any short phrase which implies fulfillment of your desire, such as, “Thank you, thank you, thank you” as though you addressed a higher power for having given you that which you desired.“

Neville Goddard: Consciousness is the Only Reality

WHAT SCENE SHOULD I IMAGINE?

„It is important always to remember that the proposed action must be one which FOLLOWS the fulfillment of your desire, one which implies fulfillment. For example, suppose you desired promotion in office. Then being congratulated would be an event you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire.“

Neville Goddard: Consciousness is the Only Reality

WHAT IS REVISION?
Revision is replacing the thing that happened with the thing that you desire would have happened. In Neville’s words:

“Now this is how we do it. At the end of my day, I review the day; I don’t judge it, I simply review it. I look over the entire day, all the episodes, all the events, all the conversations, all the meetings, and then as I see it clearly in my mind’s eye, I rewrite it. I rewrite it and make it conform to the ideal day I wish I had experienced. I take scene after scene and rewrite it, revise it, and having revised my day, then in my imagination I relive that day, the revised day, and I do it over and over in my imagination until this seeming imagined state begins to take on to me the tones of reality. It seems that it’s real, that I actually did experience it and I have found from experience that these revised days, if really lived, will change my tomorrows. When I meet people tomorrow that today disappointed me, they will not tomorrow, for in me I have changed the very nature of that being, and having changed him, he bears witness tomorrow of the change that took place within me. It is my duty to take this garden and really make it a garden by daily using the pruning shears of revision.“ 

Neville Goddard: The Pruning Shears of Revision

WHICH BOOKS SHOULD I READ?
All of the books describe the same ideas. We recommend starting with Feeling is the Secret. It is short and contains all the information you need to start manifesting consciously.

WHAT IS THE FEELING THAT NEVILLE REFERS TO? IS IT AN EMOTION?
He talks about the feeling of naturalness, a feeling of already having something, the feeling of knowing. Think about anything you posses. The certainty with which you know that you posses a phone or a computer on which you are now reading this is the same certainty that will be yours when you assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled.

“Your desires are not subconsciously accepted until you assume the feeling of their reality, for only through feeling is an idea subconsciously accepted and only through this subconscious acceptance is it ever expressed.“ (From Feeling is the Secret)

Neville Goddard: Feeling is the Secret

IS IT POSSIBLE?

“In the 9th chapter of the Book of Mark, it is said: ‘All things are possible to him who believes,’ and in the 19th chapter of the Book of Matthew we are told: ‘With God all things are possible.’ Here we see God equated with the believer. You do not have to limit your power of belief to what your reasonable mind dictates. The choice and its limitations are entirely up to you, for all things exist in the human imagination and it is from your imagination that your belief stems. If you go beyond the dictates of reason, it must be via your imagination, and since all things now exist there, you can at any moment go beyond what your reason and senses dictate.“

Neville Goddard: All Things Are Possible

There are no special circumstances that are an exception to the Law. The Law works with everything, all the time.

…REPEATING THE OLD STORY FOR “CONTEXT”…
Again, there is no such thing as special circumstances in which the Law doesn’t work. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” The answer to that question is where your focus should be but from the standpoint of it already being done.

„To attempt to change the circumstances of your life before you change its imaginal activity, is to labor in vain.“

Neville Goddard: Believe it in

„Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to reinfect yourself. “Let the dead bury the dead” [Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60]. Turn from appearances and assume the feeling that would be yours were you already the one you wish to be.“ 

Neville Goddard: Feeling is the Secret

In other words, repeating the old story keeps you in the same state.

WHAT DOES MY DREAM MEAN?

„God can speak through the night dream but it usually frightens and because he does not understand it. “He speaks to man in a dream, in a vision of the night.” He does it that we may change our purpose and change our deeds, for if night after night my daily thoughts are rearranged in my night dreams so that they terrify me, then what am I doing that it should be so? For night after night He dramatizes my day, but not in chronological order. He takes the whole day and dramatizes it, and if it is not pleasant it will terrify me to get me to turn from my deeds and my thinking and rearrange the furnishing of my mind and come to the point where I can wrestle with this being (my inner self) as Jacob did and get a new name, so that my day dream can then be projected at night just as I dreamed it during the day. Jacob wanted the mottled and striped ones, and it comes just as he saw it. The entire Bible from beginning to end is the vision of God speaking to man, and he speaks to man through the medium of dreams. Visions are different from dreams and they come by Grace and only to bear witness to the progress that you make, to mark the mile-posts on the way. Sometimes you do hear a direct voice, but that is rare, but God is always speaking to man through his day dreams. The voice of God is heard by man in dreams.“ (From The Value of Dreams)

Neville Goddard: The Value of Dreams

In other words, on this blog we usually interpret our dreams like this:
If the dream is showing your wish fulfilled, it means that your subconscious has been impressed. If it is showing the opposite, it means that you still have some „work to do“ or that you have been focused on the old story throughout the day.

HOW DO YOU GET RID OF A THIRD PARTY?
If the third party is a romantic partner, imagine that they found somebody who is a better match for them and then release that story. Focus only on yourself and your relationship with your SP.
If the third party is a relative or a friend, imagine them being supportive of your relationship. Nobody can stop the fulfilment of your desire unless you, yourself keep giving the attention to the seeming obstacles and let them grow like mountains.

“Just as a branch has no life except it be rooted in the vine, so likewise things have no life except you be conscious of them. Just as a branch withers and dies if the sap of the vine ceases to flow towards it, so do things in your world pass away if you take your attention from them, because your attention is as the sap of life that keeps alive and sustains the things of your world.“

Neville Goddard: At Your Command

WHAT IS LIVING IN THE END?

“What would you feel like if now you were the man that you want to be? How would you see the world if things were as you desire them to be? Now, this is what I mean by “living in the end.’”

Neville Goddard: Live in the End

Please note that this isn’t the same thing as “living as if”. Living in the end is the same as thinking from the end. Living “as if” implies that you are pretending that you already have your desire but this is not what Neville teaches. He teaches us to change our state from being the one who doesn’t have their desire to being the one that does have it. This change happens mentally.

“What makes a present sense impression so objectively real is the individual’s imagination functioning in it and thinking from it; whereas, in a memory image or a wish, the individual’s imagination is not functioning in it and thinking from it but is functioning out of it and thinking of it.”

Neville Goddard: The Law & The Promise

WHAT IS SABBATH?

“There is always an interval between the fixed impression, or subjective state, and the outward expression of that state. The interval is called the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the mental rest which follows the fixed psychological state; it is the result of your six days of work.”

Neville Goddard: Freedom For All

HOW DO I IGNORE MY CIRCUMSTANCES?

“I tell you, if you want someone to change, you must change your imaginal activity, for it is the one and only cause of your life. And you can believe anything in if you will not accept the facts your senses dictate; for nothing is impossible to imagine, and imagining – persisted in and believed – will create its own reality.“

Neville Goddard: Believe it in

Ignoring your circumstances doesn’t mean that you literally stop living your life and spend all your time meditating and imagining your wish fulfilled or that you play pretend. You live in the end by thinking from the end. As an example, if you are manifesting wealth, it doesn’t mean you have to pretend that those 7 cents you have on your bank account is actually $70000 and you go out and purchase a $10000 worth of furniture. It has nothing to do with what you do in your everyday life but it has everything to do with where you are dwelling mentally. You keep doing your techniques until it feels natural to have your desire. Once it feels natural to have that money, it will start flowing in.

WHAT IS THE OLD STORY AND WHAT IS THE NEW STORY?
The old story is the story that consists of past manifestations which are, in most cases, negative. In the terms of an SP, this includes no contact, being blocked, being broken up, desiring a different reality… The new story is the story of your wish fulfilled. In the terms of an SP, this includes you being in a relationship or married to your SP.

„The present state cannot be carried into the new; it has to die as a consequence of the new made alive.“ 

Neville Goddard: The Art of Dying