Neville Goddard was a firm believer that imagination creates reality. He taught that whatever you imagine, no matter how big or small, will be reflected in the world around you. You can tell what you've been imagining by looking at what has been created in your reality.
For over 30 years, Neville Goddard lectured extensively on the importance of imagining from the end result…allowing your mind to go to the place where your desire exists…and letting go of the current reality.
This isn't always easy to do. It took me a while to learn how get to the place of experiencing the end result that Neville encourages. Sometimes it can still be difficult if I have negative emotions around something I want to manifest.
When I can reach that place of imagination Neville Goddard taught about, magic happens. Things manifest so quickly that I can almost watch reality shift to match my imagination.
Thinking back on all those times where I got what I wanted helps me to overcome the moments when my mind wants to concentrate on reality…when it brings up the “what ifs”, doubts, and other bits and pieces of resistance.
Keeping a journal of all the times Neville Goddard's teachings on imagination worked helps me to remember that Neville works. It's worked before, and it will work again. If you ever have doubts about the Law of Attraction or the power of your imagination, you might want to try keeping a journal of all your successes to help you through the “rougher” times too.
It's normal for it to take time for the Law of Attraction to work. Once you've put the powers of your imagination to work, your job is to enjoy life while letting the Universe bring you your desire.
While your desire is coming to you, if you believe you lack it, then you lack it. You need to go back and start over again.
Neville Goddard teaches that imagination is thinking from the end. The end is that you already have what you want to manifest – you know what it's like to have it – how it smells, tastes, sounds, feels…that sense of relief at finally having it…that sense of triumph at your success…
That is thinking from the end.
If you are still wanting your desire, you haven't thought from the end. You haven't used your imagination to create your reality. You have only thought about your desire. You haven't experienced it.
You have to experience having your desire in your imagination in order to create your desire in your reality. You have to go beyond the experience of receiving it. You have to actually enjoy having manifested it.
For example, if your desire is your soulmate, the experience might be meeting your soulmate. But enjoying your soulmate may be enjoying a romantic dinner on your first anniversary or holding hands while watching a sunset. It's wonderful to imagine meeting your soulmate, but when you imagine what it's like to actually be with your soulmate, that's when the Law of Attraction will move mountains to make your imagination a reality.
Experiencing your desire from the end result isn't something you can do with your mind. It isn't something to intellectualize. It's a really good feeling where you just KNOW your desire is yours. Neville Goddard tells us that it's this combination of imagination and feeling – both from the end result – that is essential to making the Law of Attraction work.
Here are some of my favorite Neville Goddard Quotes on Imagination:
“An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable.”
“The world is yourself pushed out. Ask yourself what you want and then give it to yourself! Do not question how it will come about; just go your way knowing that the evidence of what you have done must appear, and it will.”
“Believe me, everything in your world was first conceived in your imagination. The house you live in, the car you drive, the clothes you wear, as well as your friends, your loved ones, your enemies and the strangers on the street were imagined before externalized. Now it is time to control your human imagination and govern it by love. I urge you to awaken to the discovery that everything you seek in time is contained within you.”
“Lift up your eyes with a controlled imagination and see what you want to see. Believe in your vision and your faith will make it solid and real in your manifested world.”
“You may desire something you think you cannot afford, or you don’t have the time or the know-how to enjoy it. You can think of a thousand reasons why its possession is impossible; but – hearing that imagination creates reality – you can imagine you have it. But to imagine is not enough; you must have faith enough in your imaginal act to believe in its reality. When you imagine you are the person you want to be, you must firmly believe you already are it; then wait in faith for your assumption to appear in your world, for that imaginal act has its own appointed hour. It will ripen and flower. If it seems long to you – wait, for it is sure and will not be late.”
“If you will keep controlling your world in your imagination until the one sensation crowds out all other ideas, your right consciousness will answer for you and your dream will become your reality. But, if you don't feel fulfilled, you can easily be diverted and miss your mark.”
“The moment you look back at your former state, you re-enter it, as all states exist, preserved in your imagination and ready for occupancy.”
How do you apply Neville Goddard's teachings on imagination creates reality?
What do you do when your mind insists on focusing on reality? How do you overcome it?