The Pruning Shears of Revision

I must admit that among all the teachings of Neville Goddard, revision is the one I had the most trouble implementing because I didn’t fully understand the true purpose of revision and if I even needed this.

However, not too long ago, I decided to take revision more seriously and apply it truly. Interestingly, since I started revising a few past events of my life, I have noticed that people around me, in the manifesting community, are talking about revision left and right. Sounds familiar?

Even during my coaching group yesterday, a lot of questions had to do with revision, and interestingly, I was inspired to create a Revision Challenge Workshop for the group that is going to last 4 weeks and is going to help us become master revisers. If you would be interested in this.

I trust that this workshop will bring about amazing results just by observing some of the things that have shown up in my life lately simply because I started revising some past events. One amazing thing that is happening right now, as I speak, is that my God-self has brought some past events to the surface of my mind, which I thought I had buried a long time ago. I have to say that I have been shocked by how those long-gone events have come back to mind lately, so I could get rid of them for good by using the amazing pruning shears of revision.

Revision Doesn’t Change Just the Future

Now every man in the world is rooted in you who looks out and see that world. Every man is rooted in me; he ends in me as I am rooted in and end in God. Because he is rooted in me he cannot bear other than the nature the root allows. So he is in me and any changes desired in the outer world can be brought about only if I change the source of the thing I see growing in my world. – Neville Goddard – The Pruning Sears of Revision

For the longest time, I thought that revision changed only the present and the future, or at least what we perceive as the present and future in linear time. But the more I became conscious of revision, the more I heard stories about how revision also changed the past. If this doesn’t make any sense to you, please bear with me.

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to one of Feeling Twisty’s podcast episodes, and there he was telling about a recent revision story of his. Mike grew up in a pretty religious household believing in the Bible’s teaching as most Christian religions do. However, eventually, he discovered the teaching of Neville and finally got to understand what this Bible that he knew so well was really about. Eventually, he taught the law to his family members, including his parents.

About a year ago, Mike decided to revise his childhood by creating a revision scene that implied that his parents knew about the law when he was growing up, which they didn’t. But he did revise that and created the belief that they did. He chose to revise that so-called truth.

Two weeks later, while he was at his father’s workshop, he found an old book about the power of the mind that appeared to be from the 1960s with yellowish pages. In the book, there were some notes in the margins, and Mike recognized his father’s handwriting. There was even a note about how to sit down, close your eyes, and imagine your life as you want it to be.

So, Mike picked up the book and showed it to his father, saying, you knew about this even before I was born? And his father answered, very matter of fact as if Mike was supposed to know that, well, yeah, I did. When really, he didn’t. But Mike had revised that, and in his revision, he had imagined that he grew up with parents who knew about the law. You can listen to this story from his own mouth.

The truth is that nothing that we call the past is permanent. As a matter of fact, there is only one place where your “past” lives right now. Do you know where that is?

Your Past Only Lives In Your Imagination

If you take me seriously today, tonight do not let the sun descend upon any vexation of the day. Just look at it, don’t deny it, don’t duck it, look at it that you may prune it and then reshape it. Take the conversations with your friends today, were they pleasant, were they arguments, no matter what it is, were they negative? Then rewrite the script and just imagine the conversation to have taken place that now you are rewriting for the first time. And it will take place, for everything in your world that you behold, though it appears without, it is within, in your imagination. And this wonderful imagination of yours is Christ Jesus. Imagination is the actual habitation of every created thing. No matter what you see in the world, it springs from your imagination. So that’s where you go, that’s the workshop, the garden of God.- Neville Goddard – The Pruning Shears of Revision

One exercise that I love to practice regularly is to ask my subconscious mind a question before I go to sleep, and I am pretty confident that I’ll get the answer I need within 24-48 hours. Most of the time, I get the answer in my very last dream before I wake up or as I open my eyes.

A couple of weeks ago, as I was asking my subconscious/my God-self to give me more understanding about revision, I woke up with my inner voice telling me the past, the present, and the future are all imagination, which is why revision works. Interestingly, even though I knew that before, it never hit me so clearly, and just a few minutes after that, as I had just gotten up, my inner voice told me the only place where your past lives is in your imagination. Since that morning, I have kept hearing about revisions, including Mike’s amazing story on Spotify, which I know I totally manifested.

The reason why we can absolutely revise our past is that it only lives in our imagination, and the reason why it is NOT as matter of fact as we think is because EVERYTHING is imagination, as Neville said. Everything is imagination and everything is God, so it really doesn’t matter what we imagine, it has the power to harden into fact, even if it belongs to what we call the past. “Though it appears without it is within.”

So, starting today, do not dwell in your so-called past because it’s just imagination. Your painful past, really, truly ONLY exists in your imagination, and it’s by using this wonderful human imagination of yours that you will be able to undo the past. And as your past is going to change, the present and the future that spring from it will change, too.

If you enjoy podcasts, I also have my own podcast here, where I discuss revision, as well.

Happy revision!


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