Is it crazy to think that everything you’ve experienced, everything you’re experiencing, and everything you’re going to experience is a result of what you’ve been thinking and feeling?
The thought gives me pause.
It would mean that everything I like reflects some part of me.
Likewise, it would mean everything I don’t like reflects some part of me also.
Everything I experience is a feedback mechanism, reflecting to me what I’ve been thinking and feeling.
And that reminds me to look closely at what I’ve been thinking and feeling. Because my view of the outer world is often limited. It often doesn’t look how I want it to look either.
Change is possible. But I can’t force change on the outer world. It doesn’t work that way.
What I can do is engage in inner work. Be in the discovery of what is having me see the world as I see it now. Declare completion over past events. Seek out opportunities to heal.
Trying to change others is a waste of time – they are reflecting you. You are meant to observe and be in the discovery of what part of you they are reflecting.
Forcing a change in yourself is also a waste of time. There is always an impact, and you end up adding to the baggage you’re already carrying. The question is what you’re going to do with that baggage.
You can lovingly and gently engage in inner work. This will change the outer world. But not by force. It will change because you’ve changed.
You may have noticed Neville Goddard and his “Law of Assumption” rising in the zeitgeist right now.
There’s a reason for everything, including the increasing attraction to the topic at this very moment.
The Law of Assumption is a powerful Neville Goddard Law of Attraction technique, but without setting the right foundation, it will not work.
So, read on, and discover the power of Goddard’s Law of Assumption…
Most Neville Goddard interpreters have mistaken assumptions about the Law of Assumption that make it not work.
True positive thinking isn’t about selecting only positive events to the exclusion of negative ones. It’s about acknowledging what’s here right now.
The Law of Assumption and the Law of Attraction are not in conflict. The Law of Assumption can be thought of as a Law of Attraction technique.
Most people only focus on their feelings, but they must also focus on their identity to get what they want.
Neville Goddard Law of Assumption: What is it?
Many will simply state that Goddard’s Law of Assumption is for attracting good things into your life. This is mistaken already…
It’s not about attracting “good” things specifically. It’s about attracting what you want by assuming its existence and manifestation.
It may seem like a small distinction, but if you don’t know that we, as human beings, are the ones assigning the labels of “good” or “bad” to every event or situation in life then your efforts to make the Law of Assumption work for you will be greatly diminished and impacted.
Many interpreters will also say the Law of Assumption is about assuming that what you want is within your grasp. This is also mistaken…
It’s not about assuming it’s within your grasp. It’s about assuming it has no other choice but to show up.
You will take a completely different attitude to the manifestation process if you assume it will show up because there will be no effort exerted in trying or forcing its creation. Things rarely work, or simply take a very long time to manifest in the familiar “trying and forcing cycle” we apply to almost everything, especially if we’re coming from a space of need.
According to Goddard himself, for assumption to work in the manifesting process, you must see your wishes as already being fulfilled. You must be able to imagine what you want vividly and feel as though you already have it. The feeling is what matters most because it crowds out all unproductive thoughts.
How to Use the Law of Assumption
Remember, there are no positive or negative outcomes. We are the ones labeling the outcomes as such.
When you understand this, your perception of people, circumstances, and events will change:
How do you know that when you’ve lost your job, you’re not being given the freedom to start your own business, which you’ve always wanted?
How do you know that when you’ve failed to attract Cindy into your life, Jessica wouldn’t be a better match for you?
Are you sure that going broke isn’t the first step to becoming wealthy?
Assuming you’re always on the right path makes it so.
Famous rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur Jay-Z said:
Things in life happen for you, not to you.
Life is always happening for you, not to you. Assume this to be true, and you will begin to see that potentially challenging, difficult, and devastating situations may only be leading you to your ultimate destiny and fulfillment in life.
You don’t need more positive thinking to make the Law of Assumption work. Rather, it’s first about seeing things as they are.
But we do need to touch on this idea of “positive thinking,” so let’s get to it…
Some even believe that the Law of Assumption is nothing more than positive thinking and a mental reframing technique. Certainly, it can be beneficial in that regard.
But positive thinking – at least the way most people think about it – is not the same as the Law of Assumption. Many people think positive thinking is bottling up feelings, trying to make things work, and forcing themselves into thinking everything is working out for them.
Remember what I said earlier about trying and forcing? It has a way of making things that work not work.
That is not true positive thinking. True positive thinking isn’t about discarding what you don’t like. It’s about acknowledging everything that’s already here.
But there is still one problem to address, especially if we are to make this Neville Goddard manifesting technique work.
Chicken or the Egg: Identity or Feelings First?
The Law of Attraction is about tapping into the power of your imagination and feelings. And so is the Law of Assumption.
But if all we do is feel as though we have what we want and do nothing to prepare for the manifestation, we are mostly kidding ourselves.
In manifestation, identity comes first. Who would you be, and what would you do if you were the kind of person that had X…
X could be a Lamborghini, financial freedom, or a soulmate.
Shifting your identity and taking congruent actions sets the stage for the manifestation to occur.
For instance, if you were looking to manifest money or wealth, you would take steps in that direction – pick up a penny off the ground, set up a blog, offer to help your neighbor mow their lawn… and so on. If you follow your feelings, you will know when the actions are in alignment with your desires, because the actions will be pleasurable.
Neville Goddard Law of Assumption Books & Resources
Neville Lancelot Goddard was a prolific author, and most of his works are great if not exceptional. Many third parties have summarized, philosophized, and excerpted his work, but I recommend going straight to the source for the full meal deal. Here are several Neville Goddard books that pack a punch:
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Thank you, traveler, for coming on this journey with me.
Reflect on what you’ve discovered today. It may not all sink in immediately, but if you study it, think about it, and journal about it, breakthroughs will be on their way.
Today’s insights will quickly disappear into a thousand tomorrows.
Even the insights that had been hoped and prayed for, for a decade or more, will fade with time. You may remember them, but they won’t have the same power a week from now as they did today.
But that doesn’t make them irrelevant. That does not mean they were a waste.
The Universe is so generous with us that it will happily give us something that speaks to us today, and then tomorrow, and then the day after. Sure, there may be seasons of drought, but on balance, the insights will keep coming.
What we so often forget is that we don’t necessarily need a better interpretation of the past. We need a better understanding of today. Because a better understanding of today can lead to a breakthrough over the past.
What’s much harder to do is to remain grateful for all of it. To keep thanking the Universe for the insights that are coming now, and now, and now. Because they keep coming if we make space for them. That’s how patient and generous the Universe is.