Neville Goddard Power || EP 221

Neville Goddard July 23 1968

POWER

You have the power. You have always had the power.

Its called your own wonderful human imagination

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Welcome to the reality revolution. Today’s episode, we’re going to delve into another lecture by Neville Goddard. This one is somewhat controversial and interesting. Many people I’ve spoken to have identified this particular lecture as the primary lecture in which a lot of people refer to for the specific person movement within Neville Goddard. The I, the idea that you can manifest a specific person as explained specifically by Neville Goddard, I’d asked, I hadn’t seen a lot of references to material that explained this. In fact, I had seen the reference in one of the questions were advised not to specifically focus on an individual person, but recognize the loving state in the answer and question series. But clearly he had spoken about it. So I’ve asked and I’ve had many recommendations. I’ve been requested this the most. So let’s, let’s delve into this particular lecture. It’s called power and it’s exactly what it’s talking about. It talks about power. Yeah. The 23rd of July, 1968 power by Neville Goddard. Tonight’s subject is power. I do not mean the power of Caesar. I’m speaking tonight of the power of God for here in this world of Caesar, I think all nations would admit that this land of ours is by far the greatest power in the world of Caesar economic power, military power, and here we are against a 10th rate nation and find on our hands the longest war in our history. We say we have an objective and that we have the means to achieve it, but we are unwilling to use the means that we have. Well then modify the objective to fit the means that we are willing to use that belongs to the world of Caesar. If we do not modify the objective to fit the means we are willing to use, then cut bait and forget it and forget the so called saving face, but I am not. Speaking of that kind of power. I’m speaking of the power of God, which is called in scripture. Jesus Christ. Paul defines Christ as the power of God and the wisdom of God. Here we find wisdom and power exalted and personalized as God’s companion in the creation of the world. That power is your own wonderful human imagination. That’s the power of God. That is Christ as far as I’m concerned, that is Jesus Christ of the scriptures. Now, tonight we are talking about this power. The earliest gospel is Mark and the first words we find on the lips of this power, the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel. Mark one 15 now the word repent as we use it in the world is not what scripture means when we use it here. We mean to feel the remorse, regret that has nothing to do with the words repent. It’s the Greek metanoia, a radical change of attitude, a radical change of mine. Can I see an objective and then everything tells me, well, I can’t realize it. Well, do I have the power to realize an objective? I tell you we have. We have the power. Well, what is the deeper meaning of power but effectiveness in achieving one’s purpose in life? Well, so I have a purpose. Do I have the power? I tell everyone, yes, you can imagine the end, can’t you? Can you imagine what it would be like if it were true? Can you feel what it would be like? If it were true? Well then that’s the power. Now, can you be persistent in it? Can you remain faithful to that end as though it were true? Now, I don’t care what the objective is. You have the power to achieve it. If you know this, power is the power of Christ for all things are possible to him. He is personified in scripture. Let us go back and see how they first personify him. You’ll read it in the eighth chapter of the book of Proverbs, the 22nd verse through to the end, the 36th verse and BS are the words God possessed me in the beginning of his way. The very first of his acts of old one translation has it. He created me. That’s not a good tree translation. I can’t say I create my capacity to think I can develop it, but it was with me in the beginning. I can’t say that I created my capacity to imagine it was with me. I may not imagine correctly, but it was with me. So God possessed me in the beginning of his way. The very first of his acts of old Proverbs eight 22 before he brought forth the universe, before he laid out the foundation of the earth, I was beside him like a little child. I was daily his delights, rejoicing before him, always delighting in his habited world. Now, my sons listened to me. He who finds me, finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who misses me injures himself. All who hate me, love death. You read these words in the eighth of Proverbs. Here he is personalized as a little child, God’s companion in the creation of the world. When you read it, it doesn’t make sense, but I tell you from my own personal experience, having practiced the art of repentance and having experienced the birth from above with the little child, I know exactly what the prophet meant when he was inspired to write those words. One day you will encounter this creative power in you personified as a little child. The whole vast world has completely misunderstood it and think it is a little child wrapped in wa waddling clothes there was found by the shepherds 2000 years ago. That’s a sign of the birth in man of the creative power of God. So God is actually bringing forth his creative power in man and when it is brought to the birth in man. So that man actually becomes part of the creative power of the universe, the sign of his birth, the sign of his awareness of it is that of a little child. So here I was like him. I was beside him like a little child when he brought forth the universe. So in everyone and bringing me forth apart of the creative power of the universe than the signs of my arriving at that point is symbolized in that of a little child. When I find the child, I have found life. Now I have life in myself. I am no longer anatomy’s good body. I’m a life giving spirit. If I miss it, I injure myself. All who hate me, love death. Now this world is the world of death. So you tell the story to the world, and the majority would rather have the building across the street or this building something to them that is secure than to know of a power. Take the building away, destroy the building, but leave me the power to recreate it. Don’t take from me the creative power, but take all the things I create. But the world would rather have the things created than the power to create. And so those who hate me, they love death. They are in love with the whole vast world that decays well. Everything that is built today gradually fades. It comes into the world. It waxes and wanes and it vanishes. Believe me, the power to bring anything into this world and take from me, if you will, anything that I bring into the world, but don’t take from me the creative power that I may actually create anything in this world. Now, what does he mean by repentance? It means this. It tests the individual’s ability to enter into and partake of the nature of the opposite. I see someone and they behind the eight ball financially they have to pay rent, that they have to buy clothes, feed themselves and maybe they have obligations to society, others to feed others to clothes. They may be a father or a mother and I meet them and they are not employed. No, it tests my ability to put them into the state where they are gainfully employed. I bring them before my mind’s eye and I represent them to myself as gainfully employed and to the degree that I am self persuaded of the reality of what I’m seeing and hearing and doing to that degree, they become exactly what I am doing. All in my imagination, well if tomorrow or in the media at present they actually conform outwardly to what I’m doing inwardly. I have found the creative power. I try it again with another one. I try it with yet with another one and I keep on trying and it works well. Then I tell it and ask everyone who will listen to me and believe it to try it. See if you can’t exercise that same power in you. It’s not a different power. There’s only one Christ. There aren’t numberless little Christ running around the earth, only one Christ. And that Christ is your own wonderful human imagination. So if I exercise my imagination and it proves itself in performance, and then you exercise your imagination and it proves itself in performance, it’s the same imagination, individualized as Neville, individualized as you regardless of your name, then you share it with another and you tell it to others. Well, if I can tell it to the point where they are persuaded to try it and in trying it, it proves itself in the testing. Then we have found him. So when you read in scripture, I have found him, John one 45 found whom I have found the one of who Moses in the law and the prophets did write Jesus of Nazareth. Well, the word Jesus simply means what Jehovah means. It means salvation. It means to save. If I save someone from poverty by putting him into a state of affluence, well then that’s Jesus. I’m exercising the same power. If someone is unwell and I represent him to myself as being the embodiment of health and he conforms to it, then that’s Jesus. He saved him from what? From being unwell. Well, I try it and try it and try it and it proves itself. What does it matter what others think? What does it matter what anyone thinks about what I am talking about? I only know that it proves itself. It works well. If it works, then try it. So this is the power of which I speak. Not some peculiar little thing on the outside. You don’t buy it. It’s an eight you exercise it. Many people listening to this lecture so far, if we are totally used to the words of novel, but if this is the first time, if you’re accessing Neville Goddard for the first time I’ve been there, I know how it is. You hear these biblical references, you hear the reference to Jesus, and depending what where you’re from and how you’ve accessed spiritual knowledge, it can be somewhat triggering. For many of us, it’s an instant turnoff. Remember that Neville Goddard was teaching reality creation to people in the 60s a time when if you’re speaking to somebody at that time, the Bible is a deep part of their subconscious beliefs and so he’s reaching to that deep part of our subconscious understanding of God when he mentions Jesus, but he does have many teachings where he’s not as emphatic about biblical teachings. Check out my episode on the power of awareness, the fully unabridged version of that book. He, he talks about it a little but it’s barely, but understand, just switch the words Jesus with human imagination. That’s all he saying. He’s trying to tell you whatever teachings that you had about God, where God is separate. It’s wrong. God’s inside of you and when you have your imagination, it’s not you, it’s God. So he goes on to say, so you are told to repent in the beginning of the exercise of power and when you reach a certain degree of intensity, that power is born, it is born and then personified as a little child and you actually feel yourself coming out of your own school and here is a little child wrapped in swaddling clothes and it is your child. No, you didn’t form some little child in your head. The child is a sign of your birth from above. It’s a sign of your arrival into the creative stream of God. You are now one with the creative power of God and there’s only one God and nothing but God. Man is all imagination and God is man and exists in us and we in him, the creative power of God is man’s imagination. That is actually Jesus Christ himself. There is no other Jesus Christ. So all of a sudden you find that this is what the world is talking about. They have put them on the outside and made him a little God of him when he is housed in everyone. Now, let me show you from my own experience what I know about this law. I can waste power in the world of Caesar. We’re doing it by the billions every year with our little war and all the nonsense we have in the world. This power, you can’t waste. You can misuse it, but you can’t. It. I can misuse it every moment of time by imagining lovely things about people on lovey, things about myself and I can use it hatefully but I can’t waste it. I’ll show you why you can’t waste it. One night, many, many years ago, I was suddenly became aware of two beings. I am the one perceiving them, so there are three, but I am the perceiver here above me stands the most beautiful woman imaginable, an angel, an angel, a beauty and of everything. She was lovely and below me was the most monstrous thing that man could ever conceive covered with hair like an ape, but it could speak and it spoke gutterly. I looked at it and then looked at me and pointed to this beautiful angelic being in it called this woman mother. While I was so annoyed with this monstrous thing that I pummeled it. It gloated it loved violence. It fed on violence. Every time I was violent, it became stronger and this beautiful thing glowing but tries. One is calling it mother and suddenly I am beating this thing. I realize why this is the embodiment of all my misspent energy as this other one is the embodiment and personification of every noble thought I’ve ever entertained. I looked at this thing. I had no one with whom I could. I could swear I felt a compassion. I have never known before. I looked at this monstrous thing and realized it is, but the result of my own misused energy and never should have been given birth, and I said to myself, I’ll redeem you if it takes me eternity. I pledged myself to redeem it and do you know what happened at that very moment before my eyes, the whole thing wizard, the monstrous thing, the embodiment of power, the horrible looking thing. It all got smaller and smaller and smaller and left. No trace of ever having been present, but as it got smaller and smaller disappeared, the energy returned to me. I felt infinite power. I felt like I would have done anything for the power to return to me. It wasn’t wasted. It was misused but not lost. Nothing is lost in all my Holy mountain. So you can’t lose the power. You can miss it. Use the power, but you can’t lose it. But you are confronted one day with a monstrous thing like that. I knew exactly what I did. I won’t. You won’t redeem him at the very moment you pledge yourself and you mean it. I will redeem you if it takes me Aternity and at that moment, that monsters thing Withers. It gets smaller and smaller and this other one glows. It becomes radiant like a star. She is the embodiment and the permanent personification getting ever greater of your own wonderful thoughts. Every lovely act of yours feeds her. Every ignorable act of yours feeds him and they walk with you. This one whispers the lovely things and courage in you to be noble and this other one whispers violent things. If you are at the crossroads as to what you should do. This one wants to be fed, he can only feed on violence and this other one can only feed on the lovely noble thoughts of man and man creates them. You see your own creation. It’s all the same power of your own wonderful human imagination. From then on, you know who you are. You are a creative power and you go out to change everything in your world to make it conform to something lovelier and you don’t do it on the outside. You do it on the inside. You do it all in your imagination. Imagination is God and there is no other God. His name is I am forever and forever and forever and that’s God. And yet when you do meet the personification of your own imagination, you see a man and that man is infinite love. You will also meet him in another garment and he is infinite power. He is infinite wisdom and you will realize that the being that you really are is a protean being. He plays the parts when you meet him, his fundamental being, his love, but he also his power as you see him as power. And he also is wisdom. And you see him as wisdom and you don’t have to ask any questions as to who you are you. It’s so obvious that you stand in the presence of infinite power or infinite wisdom or infinite love. And you know the truth of these statements of scriptures when it says God is love. You stand in the presence of God, infinite love. And it’s a man. Our scientists tell us of an impersonal force. This is not impersonal. This is a very personal, God is a man. You’re a man. God is no more. Your own humanity learns to adore William Blake for everything. Here is God and God being man is. Every attribute is personified. So when you meet God as power, it’s man, meet him as wisdom. It’s man, meet him his love. It’s a man. So I tell you, this power of which I speak is right here in your own wonderful human imagination. Don’t turn to another. Don’t turn to anything on the outside. It’s all within the kingdom of heaven is within you and God is in his heaven. If I turn within there, where do I turn? I turn to my own wonderful human imagination and then I imagine what I want as real in my world and persuade myself that it’s true to the degree that I am self persuaded. It becomes true. It actually clothes itself in what the world calls reality. But the reality is not the visible thing they see. The reality is the unseen state, which I have imagined. You take the Oak, cut it down, it renews itself by the invisible state, the little lamb, you slay it with the knife. But the reality of that lamb, that form that is forever is unseen by man. So I tell you this, this lecture so far is a little bit complicated. Symbolic. A lot of it’s talking about dreams. Some of it’s hard to understand. I’d like to get your comments and notes about some of the stuff he’s talking about. So Neville continues. So here in this wonderful world of ours, you have the power. You don’t need financial power that won’t do it. You can’t buy health, you can’t buy respect. Oh you, you can buy it for a little while, but they don’t really respect you. Let the money go and they don’t respect you. You don’t need anything in the world of Caesar to buy what you want. Come. We’re told by it without price. When he says buy it without price. When you see it’s not Caesar’s coin that you use, you use your own wonderful human imagination. I’ll give you this story. A friend of mine down South, he went to this barber shop. There were four barbers. He went to the boss, Barbara first and after about three visits, the barber couldn’t take him this day and he took the fourth one, the last chair. He rather liked the way this man cut his hair. He goes talking to him and you realize the man loved barbering and he loved it. That in all my friends need it. You really love it. He said, I just love it. I wouldn’t do anything else but cut hair. I just love it. Now this is what my friend did. He imagined that man, the head of the shop. He didn’t consult him. He didn’t consult the boss, Barbara, he didn’t consult anyone. Just this one. He liked him. Imagine that he was the head of not this shop, but a shop. Six weeks later, the Barbra decided the owner to unload the shop. He raised the money. My friend never told me, but he bought the shop and moved from the fourth man, the low man on the totem pole to the boss barber in the last year. This one’s so loves it. He came here to the city about two months ago. There was some meeting here contest among barbers. He brought two of his barbers with them. One was committed and couldn’t come that day. He brought two. They to back out of the five prizes they took back for, he won to a first and a second and two of his barbers, one, two seconds, he just entered another contest of the entire region that is the seven Western States and he wanted plus $1,000. The big clock is now on his wall. All because of my friends use of his imagination. This man has a terrific control of his power. He is an advertising agent about, I would say in the early part of this year, his boss said to him, this is our best account and I don’t want to lose it, but you know the ind industry today, it’s on the skids and we must do something to pull it out. Well, he sat down and said, if imagining creates reality, my only problem would be to face these men who believe themselves so wise and persuade them to let me go all out with my campaign from the premise that it is already an accomplished fact. I can’t advertise that this is a thing that is possible. I’ve got to say it has been tried and proven in my ads. He worked out the entire thing and when these 20 men all multimillionaires for this is one of the huge industries of the world. This is an international industry. When you worked out the entire thing and presented it to these 20 men on the board, they thought themselves above all this, they were ethically above all things. Their moral code would not allow it, but my friend persuaded them that this is how the law operates. That imagining creates reality, so if you want something created, leave it to me. I will take your desire and make it something that is already a fact. You voice it the first quarter of this year, that industry not only arrested for motion downward, but turned it around and their profits, not their gross. Their profits for the first quarter of this year was $75 million. More than the first quarter of last year, 75 million more. I’m speaking of a net profit now. These wise men with their wonderful ethical codes, they allow it. They saw the money in the bank, they saw all the things and they’re so-called ethical. Moral code went through the window because they saw another principle which they didn’t know his competitor. I saw the letter, his competitor in the advertising field wrote the boss, my friend’s boss. He said, you know, I take my hat off to you. You use a principle that we have always used in our work, which was he never did it at all. He said, I know exactly what you did. He’s trying to fish him out to find out what he is doing and in this letter he makes the claim that he actually knew and had always used it and no one can work for our concern unless he is aware of the principle and he lives by it. We aren’t concerned about his religious background. He may be a Catholic, Protestant Jew or an atheist, but he has to live by this principle. Well, I saw the letter the man was fishing, just fishing to get the one who really conceived it to come forward and tell him what he did. Well, here is the same one in the barber shop. He goes there every Saturday morning by appointment and the boss, Barbara waits for him right on the dot. Every Saturday he is right there for this chap. He loves him and he took him from the low man on the totem pole and pushed him right up. He realized the man likes cutting hair. That’s what he likes. He just loves it. All right. Then be the best if you like it. Be the very best in the trade. Tell me what you want. Maybe you want to be a wife or give me a home. What’s wrong with that? My mother never went to work. Neville says she just had 10 children and lived at home with her full compliment of servants. My sister has never worked, so she lives at home with her servants. My wife worked until I could afford to keep her the day I could afford to keep her. I said, now you stop. So she stopped. That was almost two years after we got married. Two years afterwards, I could afford to keep her. So from now on, you don’t work and so she hasn’t gone back to work. So tell me what you want and then let me persuade myself that what you really want, you have to the degree that I am self persuaded, you have it, you’ll get it. If I can’t persuade myself, then I have failed. But I haven’t misspent energy because I tried it lovingly. So anytime you use your imagination lovingly on behalf of another, you use it wisely. Even if you didn’t succeed in producing the results that were you were seeking, you used it wisely. You will not then encounter the monster that I did, but the chances are everyone in the his unknowingness built that monster for everyone has started to misuse the energy and forms itself into this horrible, horrible thing. Did you ever sit down and wonder what on worth did that thought come from? It wasn’t a lovely thought. It came from a thing that you built that misspent energy, a monstrous being that one day you will meet on the threshold and confronts you and you have to redeem it because Christ must be redeemed. And although he is the Redeemer, he is also the one to be redeemed. He’s only energy. He’s power, infinite creative, power in Christ, the power of God. So the power of which I speak is your own wonderful human imagination. God. So when I tell you that man, all imagination and God is man and exists in us, and we in him, the eternal body of man is the imagination. And that is God himself, the divine body of Jesus and we are his members. While everyone can imagine, therefore all our members of the one body, so this is that one spoken of in the eighth chapter of Proverbs. I was beside him like a little child. Find me and you find life, miss me, and you injure yourself, hate me. And you love death. So the one who finds him is born from above. And unless you born from above, you cannot enter the kingdom of God. And the birth from above is simply symbolized in that of a little child wrapped in swaddling clothes. It’s not some little event that took place 2000 years ago once and for all it is taking place. You start with with repentance. Repent and believe the story of the gospel and to repent is simply to challenge you to test you. Can you take a man from the lowest point in the barbershop and make him the boss? Can you represent him to be yourself as one who is really in charge, who loves it and you love him? Well then try it. So he loved him, brought him into his mind’s eye as the one who really was important in his life, and the man simply Rose suddenly to the highest place in the shop and now in the entire Western area has won all the prizes. And this one in his advertising agency, he can write his own ticket. Today, the boss said to him, what do you want? And the boss gives him, well, I would say three or four times a year, a huge, big unsolicited bonus check. He wants to keep him. My friend has no desire to quit, but the boss is so eager to hold him. He gets one bonus after the other and my friend, all right, he’ll take it. Why shouldn’t he? So I ask everyone here to try it. Don’t just listen to it, but try it. Your the operant power. It doesn’t operate itself. And so when I know what I show, well then do it. Go to sleep tonight. All right, how am I sleeping and what state of consciousness am I sleeping as someone who is unwanted? All right, then I’ll rise to Marta. Find myself unwanted. Ignore the facts of life and assume that you are wanted. Ignore the facts of life and assume that you are affluent and see how things work in your world. It will all come your way. You are creating out of a power that is infinite and you don’t need any contacts in the world. You don’t need to know the right people or anything else in the world. All you need to know is Christ and Christ is your own wonderful human. What else do you need to know? So let’s no one tell you he’s out there and he looks like this. There is no personal representation in scripture concerning Jesus Christ. Not one little thought is mentioned concerning what he looks like. Yet our churches have hundreds and hundreds of paintings now. No two alike each tell you that is what Jesus looked like. He looks just like you as you are told in scripture. It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know this much. When he does appear, we shall know him. Why we shall be like him just like you when he appears John three 20. So let me, let no one tell you that he looks other than you because that’s not Christ. And yet in spite of the second commandment, make no graven image. Um, to me, we’ve all these little indulgences that people buy and they bow before it and they call that Christ something made with the human hand and they forget the maker and worship the thing made. Don’t forget the creator. The creator is your own wonderful human imagination. Whatever you create is less than you, the creator. So you can create a fortune. Alright, they take it from you. You can create another one. So whatever you can make, you can keep on making it if they take it from you. This is the power of which I speak. I’m not speaking of any earthly power. Many a man this night, last year I was in Barbados for a few months and my brother who has made quite a fortune was talking about these men and he didn’t realize what he was saying. He mentioned five men, all multimineral milliliters. And he got through telling me how they worked so hard and he did all this and had all the money and I said, Vic, you admire them. Why? Certainly they’re powerful. I said, what’s powerful? You just painted five biographies for me. Word pictures of five men. The last one you painted is only 63 years old. He has you tell me about 25 million. And they have tell him when to eat. He doesn’t know, he doesn’t know his name, he doesn’t know anything. And all of a sudden they put food in his mouth and they say chew. And he chews and he keeps on chewing forever until they say swallow. And he swallows. And you call that a man. So he has 25 million. So what? And the others, they gave all their time toward making money. Just making things in. Every one of you have mentioned and defined for me, I wouldn’t put my worst enemy if I had one in his place. So he has money, but he is totally unaware of the fact that he has one nickel. So he has 25 million and that’s what you call a man. That’s not my concept of a man. I’m telling you something entirely different, Vic, you have lots of money and it may never happen to you, so you have millions to do. You want to be like that. All these fellows are demented. They gave their entire life to the making and amassing of things and they started to worship things. Don’t you start worshiping things. You start worshiping God and only God and God is your own wonderful human imagination. And don’t you forget it. So this building is yours. Suppose it burns tonight. So what? You know what you did to build it. Build another one. Tomorrow you may have the whole thing burned flat. So don’t be concerned about what you have accumulated as things in the world. Find God and worship only God and God is not on the outside. You’ll never see him on the outside. You will see him within because you can see I am. You can see I am a man. You see the man reflected. You can say I am a poor man and see the man reflected in the eyes of those who know he is poor. And you can see every concept you hold of self. But the conceiving being you don’t see it. That’s God. My concept of myself may be this, that or the other. The concepts will be reflected in society and men will tell me who I am conceiving myself to be, but no man knows what I really want. Am I the conceiver? They don’t know. But they know what I’ve conceived myself to be. My bank balance will tell the banker what I have conceived myself to be in the financial world. All these concepts, men will see concepts but they can’t see me. The conceiver, well don’t forget the conceiver, that’s God and that being is your own wonderful. I amness that’s God and there never was another. There never will be another. So God is bringing forth his own being because he is buried in us and he is bringing it up into the stream of creativity so that the same one being God is infinite in potential, but God is not infinite. In actual fact because then he would be debt. He couldn’t expand. He couldn’t go beyond what he is. So God is ever expanding. There’s no limit to expansion. There is only of limit to contraction. He took it upon himself, that limit when he became Neville, that was the limit of contraction, the limit of opacity. Now he breaks the shell by my exercising with me of the law of repentance. And so I exercise my imagination and then he breaks the shell. There’s no limit now to expansion, no limit to translucence. There was only the limit which he placed upon himself, which was the limit of death, which is opacity and contraction. So God is infinite in potential and everyone here is going to join that wonderful stream of creativity and be one with God. Now when you hear it, don’t just hear it and forget it. Try it, put it to the extreme test, and then tell another and have the other tell someone else and spread the good news. This is called the gospel for the word gospel simply means good news and it’s the good news about God, how God became man. And that man may become God. Well, if God’s name is I am, I know that I say I am. It’s the care core of my being. All I can say is I am sick, but I can get over sickness, but I can’t get over being I am. I can get over being rich and become extremely poor and I can’t get over being I am so he actually became the core of my being. That’s the center. Well now let’s, that’s my being. Well, if that is God and that’s my being, well he became me. God actually became me. That I may become as he is, he took upon himself this limitation that I may become what he is, which is infinite and expands forever. So you try it tonight. Try it with anything in this world, the unmarried light life that you desire to be married, what symbol in the world would imply that you are married? A little band in this Western world, a little band around the ring finger, not around any other finger around this finger. It doesn’t have to be the biggest in the world. Just plain old little gold ring. If you wore it there, it would imply you’re married. Sleep tonight as though you wore one. Don’t put your physical thumb on it. Put your imaginary thumb on it and feel it in your imagination. You can do it. Feel a ball. Can you feel it? Then feel a piece of silk. Feel this one after another. Can you discriminate between all these different sensations? If you can discriminate between this and a tennis ball, a baseball piece of silk, then you can discriminate between nothings there. They must exist though. One’s seen by your eyes. They still must exist. So if I can discriminate between these unseen objects, objects though one scene must be real. Well now take that and put it there, but feel when you wear it that you are proud of the one who put it there. You don’t have to see what he looks like when it’s put there. You’ll be proud of his name to it and you’ll be proud of him. Just put it there. Do you know why? I know that my wife did it. She did it. Actually she did it one day. She was in the presence of a so-called sensitive, and this one said to her, why did you take off your wedding ring? She said, I am not married. Oh, she said, don’t fool me. You took off your wedding ring. She said, but I’m not married. She said, I’ll even tell you his name. And she started off with net now, but never, and she didn’t quite get it, but she was coming very, very close to it. She was actually sensing that what my wife and consciousness was feeling when I first met her, I wanted her the very first day I knew her, I wanted to marry her, but I was entangled was I entangled. But by this law, I disentangled myself without hurting anyone. I disengaged myself from all these complexities so that I could actually legitimately say, will you marry me? But in the meanwhile, she was wearing the ring. I hadn’t put yet put it there, but she allowed me to put it there and slept as though I had put it there. So I tell you, unmarried ladies, if you desire to be married, maybe you don’t know it. If you do, that’s the way you do it, and he’ll come out of nowhere and you don’t have to go and buy any one or a true to meet the right people. Usually when you try to meet the right one, he’s always the wrong one. So don’t go searching. Those who go searching for love only make manifest their own lovelessness and the Loveless. Never find love, only the loving find love and they never have to seek for it. So here, this is the power of which I speak, the power of the universe, the power that created and sustains the universe is resident in you as your own wonderful human imagination. That’s God. Don’t forget it. I know it’s difficult when man has been trained to believe in an external God and he goes to church and gets on his knees and he prays to an external God and he goes home at night. Maybe he does say his prayers and he gets down on his knees and prays to an external God. All right, maybe that’s a nice thing someone to do, but I tell you, he isn’t out there at all. You won’t be criticized for it, but he is within you very personally. May I tell you, he is very, very personal and within you when you are told in scripture of the rock that begat us, we are unmindful Deuteronomy 32 18 and that seems to be all a figure of speech, but how true that thing is. One night sitting in silence, rather it was an afternoon. I was thinking of nothing in particular and suddenly before my eyes came this force, it was an enormous force. As I looked at it, it fragmented itself, broke into a numberless little pieces and then it reassembled itself as it reassembled itself. It was not into a force but into a man seated in the loudest posture. I’m looking at this man all seated. Perfect, perfect man. As I look at him, I’m looking at myself. Here I am the perceiver, observing myself seated in the Lotus posture and this deep, deep meditation and as I become aware that I am looking at myself, it begins, I begin to glow and it glowed and glowed and glowed and when it reached the intensity of luminosity, it exploded. And then I returned to this level. Where did I see him within me? That being is meditating this, this is but a projection of itself in the world. And when he awakes within me, completely awakes, I am he. God actually became me, that I may become God and he’s put me through all the paces, alarming me to make all the mistakes to make a monster. Like the thing that I talked about earlier. I made that and I made the lovely one and he allows it in his meditation. He is the dreamer in me and he’s dreaming this and dreaming everything that I dream in this world. And when he awakes, this will cease to be, and I am he and he is God. And so I tell you, go out and try it. Begin tonight. I’ll make you this promise. If you try it faithfully, he will not fail. Now let us go into the silence. Now there’s a section here for questions. Now there are any questions, please make it a full evening. And somebody asks the question that sounds inaudible and he answers, I have taken two nations onto my bosom. Scripture tells us, in fact, our own present law in the world of Caesar is based upon it. The testimony of one is not acceptable in court. There must be two witnesses. We have an external witness in the form of scripture. The written word man is the living word and he has to duplicate it. All the stories of the scripture he must experience. So when he actually experienced a scripture, there are two witnesses. Enter his inner testimony of the father and of the outer testimony under the written words. So we speak of the two in the 11th chapter of revelation of my two witnesses. If two different persons agree in testimony, it’s conclusive. If one comes out and swears, even though it’s true, it’s not acceptable in court. He may be telling the truth, but there must be a second to confirm it. Now, God’s witness is the Bible. That’s the witness. Is it literally true? I tell you from experience, it’s literally true, but it’s not a secular history. It’s a supernatural history. So when you experience it, you will experience this in remote region of the soul. It will be delicate to the written history, which is supernatural history, the salvation of history. So there’s another an inaudible question. Why certainly my dear he answers. You wouldn’t be here, you wouldn’t be here where you’re not hungry to experience God. The world isn’t hungry enough for it. We are told I will send famine upon the world. It will not be a hunger for bread or a thirst for water, but for the hearing of the word of God. And when you have that kind of hunger, only an experience of God can satisfy the hunger. All this made in the world couldn’t satisfy it. All the money in the world couldn’t satisfy it. When that thirst is upon you, not a thing in this world can actually quench that thirst. But an experience of God and his whole story is told in the Bible and man experience his scriptures. Scripture must be fulfilled in me. So you have two witnesses, the living witness, which you have experienced, and the external witness of the written word. Are there any other questions? And so they didn’t get the next question, but let’s look at the answer. Some of these answers we can kind of figure out what the question is, but yet he says, no, my dear. You are sowing when you imagined imaginal acts are sowing, but we do not recognize our own harvests. When we see the imaginal act projected on this to the screen of space, we say, I could never have imagined a thing like that, but we must have or we could not encounter it. So the act of imagining is sowing and its own good time. It crops out from the unseen journey and appears on the screen of space and you see it, but you don’t always recognize your harvest. But I’ll tell you one thing, do not concern yourself with the means. Always go to the end, dwell in the end and you will hurt no one. If you try to devise the means you are well messing the whole thing up. I’ve had people come to me and say, you know, I want that man and no other man. I said, no, you don’t. You want to be happily married. You don’t want that man or no man. Oh yes, that man or no man. Then of course this is always shocks him. I say, if he dropped dead right now, would you want to be married? Well, he isn’t going to drop. And I didn’t ask you that. If he dropped dead right now or if he was, if he is right this very moment accused of being the world’s greatest thief or murder, do you still want him? Well now why? Ask those questions, Neville. I want that man. But you see it isn’t that man, they want to be happily married. I’ve gone to so many weddings where it was either that man or none and it wasn’t that man and they’re embarrassed when they see me standing in the aisle because it had to be that man or no man. And here it is here it isn’t that man at all. And when they walked down, they’re happy with their new mate, but a little sheepish as they pass by because they know, I know he was not the man. You want to be happily married. All right, go to the end and you are happily married then let him come clothed and all that it takes to be happy in your world. He doesn’t have to be some matinee idol. What’s their so called world? They divorced one after the other anyway, so what does that have to do with the girl or she to him? So that’s not what you really want. You want something that is a man. He comes from the houses full and when he comes home and you weren’t there, the house is empty. I know. That’s what I would like. And I have that. If I come home and bill is not home, even if I have friends at home, I may have a party going on a cocktail party, 10 people, 12 where’s bill? Well she isn’t here. You know the whole thing is empty until she comes. And if she goes out and says, I’ll be back at five and she isn’t there at five but she comes back at six well between five and six I am not myself. Where is she? Everyone should have that sort of relationship. The house is empty when the maid isn’t there, male or female. If I could come home and it didn’t matter whether she was there or not, what on earth am I doing being married? If she isn’t there and it makes no difference to me whether she is or not, well then she had, that’s not a marriage. The house must be empty when she isn’t there or you aren’t there. If I knew in her heart that I could go and come and when I wanted and she wasn’t concerned, Oh, that’s not my wife. I know I’ve got to depart some day and leave her behind me or she goes and leaves me behind. That I know is inevitable. But while we are together, I want it to be so that the house is empty. If the other one isn’t there and I’m selfish enough to want her to feel the same way. So it looks like this. Somebody asked the question of being with somebody, uh, on a regular basis, living apart from them and wanting to be with them. Now this question, I’m sorry. Well for people that are arguing that Neville has techniques to help you get a specific person. He’s clearly right here that you don’t want that man and that he’s gone to weddings. When it was somebody else, they come, they came to him and said, I only want this man. Neville says, no you don’t. And then the, and he explains you just want to get married and if this person was a murderer, would you still want them? And then they end up marrying someone else and they’re quite embarrassed when we never shows up to the wedding. So please, I’m really interested if you guys can help explain this to me and this obsession with the specific person. And I’m not saying you can’t manifest this specific person. I’m just interested in where, why it’s so focused in on Neville. I would love for somebody to please provide the lecture where he says that you can manifest a specific person. Does he ever use those words? I don’t think so. But in this particular lecture, it’s clearly saying you do not want to go for a specific person, but the state of a loving marriage, there’s another question. Um, and they didn’t quite get as an audible, so just as concrete man creates unwittingly, just as well as he does wittingly. But in this world of ours, we should learn to create consciously, but I can’t deny in the so called unconscious creation is just as effective. We walk the earth, we see a headline, we don’t know the people involved and we react. That reaction felt intensely was a creative act on our part. And we don’t know the people at all. So if you do it on wittingly or unwittingly, it is still creative. Therefore become aware of what you’re doing. Or I can say to everyone, become more and more aware so that at all times you are selective. You and I would not go into a store and say, give me a tie. We selected an, I say, don’t just bring me three ties. Let me see some ties, 50 ties, a hundred ties. And I pick out one. I make pick out two. I don’t go in and say, give me a suit. Let me see some suit links. And for maybe a dozen or more, I select one what I think I need in my wardrobe to argument the wardrobe. So I pick it out and he makes it for me. So I don’t let him tell me what I should want after another question. He answers no, just as effective all day long. People are reaping the most horrible things in the world and it all is what they have planted. Unwittingly. They sit down in New York city, they buy this little paper, the news from beginning to end. It’s the biggest paper in our country. It has a daily circulation of over two and a half million. I think the Sunday circulation is about 5 million. It’s a little tabloid and not one word in it is anything but negative. Who murdered whom and who is raping whom and who is living with whose wife and all those sorts of things. And they love it. And of course in their little lives are drab anyway, so it’s a sort of vicarious and they fatten themselves with all this nonsense as they go to their job for one solid hour, they’re reading it well. When things happen in their world continue to happen in a normal manner, they don’t realize that they’re doing it, but the whole thing is done by them. They’re fattening on it, no discrimination at all. It’s like going into a restaurant and asking, what does the chief want to get rid of today? It’s the same thing and he says, we have too much of the stew. We haven’t had it for four days and can’t sell it and that’s what we want to unload. Call it by a different name today and unload it. Well, I don’t go for that. Give me the menu. A friend of mine taught me this lesson once we went into a restaurant and the waiter was very, very careless and he spilled a little soup and my friend called him over and said, tell me, is this a charity? Well, the waiter was flabbergasted. He said, I’m asking you a very simple question, is this charity? And he said, what do you mean sir? Do I pay for it? Why? Certainly, sir. He said, well, take it back and bring me a nice clean plate and unskilled soup. The man took it, bruh. Brought him a nice clean plate on an unskilled soup. If it’s a charity, leave it there. I can’t complain, but if I’m paying for it, you take it back. Well, there’s a lesson we should all learn. Too many careless things go on and no one jacks them up. So the inaudible question willingly. First of all, I don’t divorce myself from God. I do not divorce myself from God. He only has one name and I have the name. I can’t point elsewhere to say his will. The minute I say his will, I’m divorced from God. So I just asked myself, what do you want nipple now, because the whole vast world is yourself pushed out. You weren’t going to injure anyone, but you can’t deny that you still desire. You want something so you want it. Well, you assume that you have it and then let things happen. If it takes a thousand or 10,000 days to aid the birth of that assumption, then they will be used and they will be used either knowingly or unknowingly. But if I have to wait to say, is it God’s will, I’ll wait forever. I’ll wait forever. Is it God’s will that I should pay rent or be dispossessed? Well then if I’m going to wait and say, well, let him tell me first, because some friends will say, you know, you need that experience. You need humility, you need all these things to be fired out. I’ve had it. I don’t need to learn the same lesson twice. Oh, I’ve had that when I thought God’s will and allowed him to do it and I sat down and did nothing. Then came the end of the month and you can’t pay rent. The landlord says, you know, I can’t carry you any longer out you go. I’ve had that experience by waiting for God to tell me what to do and he never told me I had to do it. And so when I got married, I knew I had an obligation for life. I had another one then came a child and I had another one. It’s my obligation to have some external being telling me now, no, I know what I have to do. Put her through school. All right, can you make college? Do you want to? All right then it is my obligation to put her through college and I did, but if I waited for some external being to talk to me and say, well, maybe she shouldn’t go, it’ll be easier on you. I’m passing the buck. The whole vast world passes the buck. No, my dear. Make your decision. Even if you are wrong, make a decision. All right? You learn by it, but to be undecided so that you will not make a mistake. Well, do you know that story? It’s in the revelation would that you were hot or cold, but because you are neither hot nor cold and that you are alert, lukewarm, I spew you out. You can’t make coffee or tea with lukewarm water, but it’d be hot or cold. Let man be intense. You know the people who are, who oppose me and say, Neville, I think you’re a nut. I think you’re as insane as they come. Well, I’ve been told that time and again, those who really oppose me become my best students. But those who come and say, Oh, I think you are wonderful. The first time they hear it, Oh I think you’re wonderful. Never come back. Well those who say I think that man is insane. I’ve had them on 49th street in New York city. I came upon two ladies. One lady was showing her out of town, friend, all of New York and a big picture of mine was in a window with my books and one said, do you know who he is? And she said, no. Well he is the mad mystic of 48th street. Oh, you’ve got to hear him. You’ve got to go in here. And he’s as mad as a Hatter. We all go to hear him because he’s so mad. It’s fun. She said it’s fun to go and sit down. It costs you nothing. In those days it was all a voluntary effort on their part. And so a thousand people would come three times a week to hear the mad mystic of 48th street and those who heard and thought, now he really is insane and would challenge me from the audience. They became good students. Those like the two on the street who said, Oh, he’s a mad mystic, go and have fun. They never became students. They love their little icons and they prayed to the little icons. He never answered them, but nevertheless they prayed. Anyway in hope and another answer to an an audible question was, my dear. I believe in being as specific as one can be. Just knew what I wanted so often on certain things and wanted it in detail and got it. If man cannot be that specific, all well and good, take an end and overall end, but if you really are specific, God is very definite. Outline is perfect in God’s world. Look at the thumb paint. Not only a man’s thumb print differs from all thumbprints, but his odor of of the bloodhound couldn’t find you. Just imagine three and a half billion of us and not know to have the identical odor. No to have the same sound to their voice. Similar but not identical seed on the tape as you speak in that vibration will record it. You cannot reproduce it. Similar. No two you are so unique. You are the only one. Therefore you cannot be replaced. There is no one in all attorney that can replace you. That is why you have to be saved on the liberal temple. Yeah, cannot be completed. You are a stone in this living temple. God was very specific when he made you the unique being that you are. I will not be lost in the crowd for the simple reason that God did not lose me in the crowd. I am individualized and I tend forever and ever towards greater individualization and in answer to another question he says to be meek is to be self-disciplined or well-trained. The meek shall inherit the earth because they have learned to use their imagination. This is interesting. The lecture that I’m reading looks like they’re, the original notes of Neville are copied down. Words are crossed out, it’s in cursive. So there’s a reference at the end here to the importance of being specific and that everybody is specific. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we should try to identify a specific person, but I’m not sure. There’s definitely ways to use the technique of, of Neville Goddard to influence other people, to bring other people into your life by using your imagination. I think there’s no doubt what I’m most interested in, Neville is not that stuff. I’m interested and the core of it, using the imagination as God. And there’s some interesting tidbits that he offered in this particular lecture. I really enjoyed the picture that he drew over the dream where there’s this monster that he had created himself. It kind of reminded me of a pendulum in many ways if you know anything about trans surfing, but we do create these from our own negative thoughts. Like it’s almost a thought form, an identity, a negative creature from all of our negativity. And it’s taking away from our energy that we’re giving to it. It’s like this monster. And you also mentioned the importance of reading, uh, the newspaper. And, and so the, the another point here is that the news is mostly negative and it affects your life and affects the world that you are living in. When you read the news, going on a mental diet from the news can be helpful. I also enjoyed his answer to the question about being referred to as the mad mystic. He always had a certain level of confidence, but there’s also some parts of this were that were a little up twos for me and hard to understand, but the story that he gives of meeting his wife and how she uses the technique of feeling the ring is core level. The idea is beyond just marriage. If you have something that you want to experience, to have come into your life, when you go into the state of the wish fulfilled, where you’re in it and experiencing it in the moment as if it’s happening right now, try to use your sense of touch and feeling. It seems to be very important for devil. He always tells the, if you want to get married to feel that ring in your hand, but you can extend this out to other things. Just he gives you some different things to feel. What does it feel like to hold a baseball or something silk. I think that is at the core of this. So we do have an a tremendous power and we can raise up people in our lives just like the barber that is given in this story. And if you do it lovingly, then it becomes a lot of fun and you can do it to improve your own life, to improve your business that you’re in as the examples that are given in this lecture. And so start tuning into your creativity and your imagination because when you tune into those things, you are tuning into God. Love to hear your comments on this lecture. As always, I emphasize I am a student, I proclaim nothing. I am learning everything. So help me, help me to understand. Somebody tried to label me as the person that doesn’t believe we can manifest a specific person. And that’s not true. If you want, we can start talking about neuro linguistic programming. I’m a certified neurolinguistic probing practitioner, and I’ve used scripts and learned ways of influencing that go well beyond Neville Goddard in face to face conversations. But using the techniques of level we can influence. I’ve already had situations where I’ve helped people to find missing bags and to repair relationships that they’ve been in. But I’d like to know if anybody has used this to find a specific person or if there’s a place or line of thought where I can learn more about it. I make no, uh, assertions on either way. I’m just a student of Neville and this is a great description of power and I think there’s some nuggets in here. Uh, I might even be able to create a meditation, uh, out of some of this stuff in this lecture. But in any case, I hope you enjoyed it. It is now one hour, 11 minutes. So I want to stop there, but I just want to thank you for sticking with me through this and welcome to the reality revolution.

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