But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. – James 1:22
Over the last few months, I have noticed a pattern, and I have gotten enough feedback from clients as well to see that some people are stuck in the hearing of the word part, while never really moving into the doing part. But in order to become a master manifestor, you need to practice both. First, you need to have a good understanding of the law of assumption (spiritual law), and second, you need to practice it. It is those who practice a good combination of both that are the most successful. So, in this article, I am going to discuss what it means to be a hearer of the law of assumption and how to become a doer as well, so you can manifest your desires and become a master manifestor.
If you are familiar with Neville Goddard’s lectures, I am sure that you’ve heard him quote the Bible verse mentioned above, and if you’re not familiar with Neville Goddard’s lectures, why aren’t you? This is probably one of the FIRST things you should be doing if you landed in the Neville Goddard/manifesting community. Reading and listening to Neville is the first step you need to take to go from an eternal student of manifesting to a master manifestor. In the process, you will also be able to differentiate hearsay about Neville Goddard’s teaching and the truth about it. Because it’s always best to find out from the source, isn’t it?
So, in the article, I wanted to discuss what it takes to become a master manifestor, and by the same token, tear down some untruths about Neville Goddard’s teaching. Because if you’ve got stuck into believing some of those, and some people have personally told me that they have, this could be the reason why you’re stuck in your manifesting process.
So, let’s go back to the drawing board, and learn how you can become a master manifestor.
How Do We Manifest?
First I have an objective… I catch the mood, the feeling that will be mine if… You always go to the end, and the end is where you start. – Neville Goddard
Probably the most asked questions that I see in my FB group is the question that starts with “how do I manifest…?”
To manifest a desire, you need to first have an objective, as Neville said. You need to know what you want. If you’re not sure of what you want, you need to figure it out, or come back next time, as Neville humorously said. Once you have figured out what you want, you imagine that you have and/or be what you want to have and/or be. “I catch the mood, the feeling that will be mine if I were what I want to be…. I am thinking of what would the feeling be like if… You always go to the end, and the end is where you begin. Even though reason denies it, you turn your back on the doubters.” Neville Goddard.
The way you manifest one thing is how you manifest everything, as I explained in my last video. Whether you want to manifest a new career, your specific person, more money, a vacation, or healing from a disease, etc. this is how you manifest. You feel FROM your wish fulfilled. How would it feel? How would I feel if I was now…? How would I feel if I had now…? And that’s where you start. The end is where you start. And even though your senses may deny it, you need to turn your back on that as Neville said, because he explained that doubt is what is referred to as the Devil in the Bible, while having a desire and knowing that it’s done is what is referred to as Prayer in the Bible. Remember this when you are manifesting a desire. Desiring something, and knowing that it’s yours, it’s your prayer; falling in the trap of doubt is succumbing to the devil.
This said, did Neville ever say that you could not use helpers to get to that state of the wish fulfilled? No, he didn’t. In fact, through his career, he gave plenty of tools (not just visualization) that we can use to help us imagine, feel, and believe that our desire is ours.
Recently I have gotten feedback from clients telling me that while some coaches and teachers teach that all you have to do is believe and it is done, this is not really helpful to them. And I completely get that, because depending on where you’re coming from when you discover this teaching you might or might not be able to just believe on the spot. I have been there, so I get that. Doing nothing and just believing is great, but does that work for everyone? Most likely, no, it’s not going to work for everyone. Let’s be honest. Some people need helpers and tools that they could use to go from where they are now to where they want to be.
One such great tool is affirmations. But, yet again, you have those Neville Goddard method’s teachers saying that Neville Goddard didn’t teach affirmations, or that you don’t need affirmations to manifest. But, frankly speaking, is this helpful to the newbie? From my own experience and the feedback that I’m getting, the answer is no.
Is it True that Neville Never Taught Affirmations?
I did it, I’m doing it, and I will continue to do it until that which I have done is perfectly externalized within my world. – Neville Goddard
Sadly to say, there are some well-knows Neville Goddard teachers, some of which are using the name Neville attached to their name, who are teaching that affirmations don’t work, that affirmations don’t help you manifest, and that Neville never taught affirmations. This is why you need to know Neville’s teaching for yourself. Because if you do, you’ll be able to separate the truth and the lie about his teaching. However, if you don’t you may be robbing yourself from one of the most powerful manifesting tools, just because you were led to believe that Neville Goddard never told people to use affirmations to manifest their desire. Plus Neville Goddard always encouraged people to try things for themselves.
The truth is that, YES, Neville Goddard, not only taught that affirmations could help people to manifest their desire, but he taught his audience some specif affirmations to repeated over and over such as, ” I AM,” “isn’t it wonderful…,” or “I remember when…,” If those are not affirmations, then please, tell me how you call them?
In one of his lectures, Neville talked about a then known man who had received the Nobel prize. This is what Neville said about this man’s story; ” He was a poor man, but he grew tired of poverty… and he said to his interviewer… I locked myself in a room one day. I did not have a glass of water for 16 hours. And in that interval, I repeat it over and over to myself this thought that I wrote out. I have it in the present tense; ‘I have a lavish, steady, dependable income, consistent with integrity and mutual benefit.’ Well, he certainly earned it. He had all those things when he died.” If Neville Goddard didn’t believe in the power of affirmations, do you think that he would have told this story in his lectures? Not only he did believe in the power of affirmations, but in this particular lecture, he was encouraging his audience to do the same as this man did.
So, don’t be fooled by those Neville Goddard teachers who are telling you that affirmations don’t work, or that you don’t need affirmations to manifest your desires. If you don’t need affirmations, and you can get your desire just like that, then, by all means, do that. However, my hands-on experience with seeing how many people reach out to me after being on the manifesting treadmill for weeks and months without any results, I can tell you that affirmations are the best thing that they’ve ever experienced so far, in the manifesting journey. As a matter of fact, some individuals who couldn’t progress before, are now successful because they’ve been using affirmations.
Why are Affirmations Powerful?
Affirmations are that powerful, and yes, they do work. Don’t let anyone telling you otherwise. Most of my client success stories are the result of controlling their mental diet through the use of specifically chosen affirmations. Thoughts are nothing less than affirmations. And if you asked any manifesting coach who prescribes affirmations they would tell you the same thing. I have had clients who told me that if they had started affirmations before, instead of listening to some contrary advice or lack thereof, they would have been way more advanced today in their manifesting journey.
If for some reason, getting into the state of your wish fulfilled is not something that you can just will and do easily, affirmations will be the BEST tool that will get you there.
I think that it’s about time that manifesting coaches understand that being in the state of the wish fulfilled is one thing, but getting there is another. I’ve had people telling me that they understand the concept, but they don’t know how to get there. This is the missing link in the teaching of some manifesting coaches. And, no, I’m not saying that there are bad coaches, but they need to help people to get there. What they’re teaching sounds great and all, but then why is it that people who have been following and listening to them come to me or other coaches that actually explain to them how to get there? I have to admit that even I didn’t realize that until clients told me what they really needed.
So, yes, affirmations are powerful, and from my experience, this is THE tool that is going to help you get your desires because it’s going to be the medium that you are going to use to make you believe what you can’t seem to believe right now. Nothing will help you better, than affirming it with strong words that are bound to change the way you think.
Many people in the manifesting community are becoming master manifestors because they’ve understood that there was a missing link between where they were and where they wanted to be. Knowing that they had to be in the state just wasn’t enough. That missing link has been practicing affirmations.