Neville Goddard is one of the greatest Law of Attraction teachers ever although Neville simply called it The Law. But it’s one thing to know about the Law of Attraction and another thing to use it effectively. He claimed that what I call the “Imagination Game” is the key to great personal power. This excerpt is from his lecture Imagination Creates Reality which is one of the 80 bonuses on our Neville Goddard collection:
You can experience your heart’s desire through the use of your imagination. Nothing is impossible to your imagination. Your imagination is unlimited in what it can accomplish. If you can imagine something, you can achieve it. Let me give you an example. If you were unable to walk and were confined to a wheelchair, you could close your eyes and imagine yourself running on the beach or wading in the water. If you would imagine yourself doing this until it took on the tones of reality, you could accomplish a healing that would allow you to actually walk or run.
Is this really possible? The answer must be: yes, it is for some people. Author Joe Dispenza describes how he was hit by an SUV and dragged down the street. The doctors said his only option was to have a rod inserted in his spine and then, if he was lucky, he would be wheelchair mobile. They told him that if he even attempted to stand, his vertebrae would collapse and he would be permanently paralyzed.
Joe refused to accept their diagnosis. He was carried to a friend’s home where he lay on his stomach and meditated and visualized – in other words, used his imagination – many hours a day. Six weeks later, he stood up and walked back into his life, totally healed.
Above we said this will work for “some people”. But what does that mean? Do Neville Goddard and Joe Dispenza possess some ‘special’ power that the rest of us don’t have?
Answer: no, they do not. What they did, anyone can do – including you and me. Using your imagination to master the Law of Attraction requires some discipline, that’s all. The discipline to choose what we think, to master our own minds, to not be ruled by what’s going on around us and distracted by the events of our lives.
Hopefully, YOU are not facing anything as horrendous as Joe Dispenza, but of course there are changes you would like to make in your life. So how do you play the imagination game successfully? Neville gives us explicit directions.
The way to use your imagination creatively is this. Relax in a chair or on a bed and close your eyes. First determine what it is you wish to experience. Then, in this state of complete relaxation, bring to mind the end result of what it is you desire. In other words, if you were seeking a promotion at work, the end result might be that people would congratulate you on your promotion. You might move to a larger office. You would enjoy an increase in pay.
Take any one of these events and, with your eyes closed, actually hear your friends congratulate you on your promotion. Feel their hand in yours as they tell you how happy they are for you. By actually feeling that you are being congratulated, your imagination will go to work to bring about that state in your outer world.
You need not be concerned about how this will be accomplished. Your imagination will use whatever natural means are necessary to bring it about. “I am the beginning and the end.” “My ways are past finding out.” What you do in imagination is an instantaneous creative act. However, in this three dimensional world, events appear in a time sequence. Therefore, it may take a short interval of time to realize in the outer world what you have just experienced in imagination.
Once you have followed Neville’s directions, what do you do then? Is there anything else to be done?
After you have performed this act in your imagination, open your eyes and go about your normal, natural affairs, confident that what you have done must come to fruition in your world. Make your inner conversations conform to your imaginal act. You have planted a seed and you will soon see the harvest of that which you have sowed. When you go into your imagination, make sure that you are actually performing the action, hearing the words, touching the object, or smelling the aroma in your self-conceived drama. What you do in your imagination is not merely day dreaming which you see events in your mind’s eye. You must enter the dreams if you were actually there. You must make “then” now and make “there” here.
To make this perfectly clear, imagine that you would experience driving a new car after you have achieved your goal. In that case, you would not merely see a new car in your mind’s eye. You must actually enter the dream. Feel yourself seated behind the steering wheel. Smell the newness of the interior. Feel yourself enjoying a comfortable ride. Feel the happiness that would be yours after accomplishing your dream.
That which you experience in imagination is an actual creative act. It is a fact in the fourth dimension of space and will make its appearance in this three dimensional world just as surely as planting a seed will result in the growth of a particular plant. Once you have planted this seed in your imagination, do not uproot it by being anxious about how it will be accomplished. Each seed has its own appointed time. Some seeds take a few days; others a little longer. Feel confident that what you have planted will appear in your world.
It’s critical that you not mess this up by pouring floods of negativity into your creation! Don’t worry, fret or stew about what author Mike Dooley calls “the cursed how”. Neville has large numbers of examples of “ordinary people”, just like us, who created amazing changes in their lives with this simple method. If you are desperate – or even merely eager – for changes in your life, the Neville Goddard Collection will tell you all you need to know. And that’s a promise.