If there is a big change that you are after in your life, whether is it to go from being poor to be being rich, from being single to being in a committed relationship, or from being sick to being healed, chances are that your old man has to die for that to happen. But why, you might ask? Because in that old man (your old-self) lies a state that is manifesting your current experience on autopilot.
In order to redirect that autopilot to where you want to go, you need to get rid of your old man for good. By the way, the term “man” in this case, is not the masculine form of woman, it’s simply the generic term of the human race.
So, if you feel that you are having a hard time manifesting this big desire of yours, let’s consider why this might be the case, and how to fix it for good.
What Does it Mean to Die in Your Old-Self?
Disengage yourself from the whole vast belief that you formerly entertained, and hold on in your imagination to the concept that you ARE the man that you want to be… For you will RESURRECT and make alive the state that began only as a concept. If you remain faithful to the concept you will be led right into the fulfillment of that state. It is called, in the Bible, re-birth. – Neville Goddard
If someone who knew you 5 to 10 years ago were to see you today, would they see the exact same person, or would they hardly recognize you? And I don’t mean physically. I mean by the way you act, your demeanor, your state of being. Would people who knew you in the past recognize you today? If the answer is yes, then, you most likely haven’t gotten rid of the old man yet.
As Neville says in the quote above, you need to disengage from what you used to believe and hold a new concept of yourself in your imagination, so you will resurrect the state which you want to be in. Thus, your old man will die and your new man will be made alive.
The way you are now is just a state, it’s a state that you have embodied for whatever reason at some point in your life, but it’s also a state that is alive because YOU are making it alive. You can die in that state and be re-born in a totally different state. That’s how we shift from one state to another.
Man wants other things than those he has, but if you remain in one state you will forever have to suffer the consequences of not being in another state. If I remain in the state of poverty, I must suffer the consequences of not being in the state of wealth, so I must learn the art of dying. – Neville Goddard – The Art of Dying
Just as it is impossible to experience something that is not part of our consciousness or awareness, it is not possible to experience something from an opposite state of that which we are in.
The state of poverty versus the state of wealth that Neville used in this quote speaks to me very precisely. Once upon a time, I was in the state of being broke and of being a loser, thus, even though I had inherited a nice amount of money, at some point, I wasn’t able to grow that money or even use it in a way that would have been beneficial for me. On the contrary, I kept making one wrong decision after another. Looking back it’s so clear to me now how my state messed everything up for me. But back then, being in that pitiful state I was totally blinded and incapable to see what was going on. Today, however, I can see how the state that I was in was working on autopilot for me.
This experience of mine has shown me that the state that we are in will always win over whatever 3D circumstances we are in at the moment. favorable circumstance or not, the state that you are in will win over whatever circumstances you may find yourself in. You must suffer the consequence of not being in the state of your desire, as Neville says. If you want to experience your desire in the 3D world, you must match that with your state of being. If your state of being doesn’t agree with your desire, you must die in that state and be reborn in your new state. You must live in the state of having your desire (within) before it can appear in your external world.
How to be Reborn as the New You?
If we increase the intensity in the center of imagining, we will create greater and greater things. So, I dream and I must die to what I am in order to live to what I want to be. – Neville Goddard – The Art of Dying
Dying in your old self means that you have to drop that state. You don’t have to change all that you are, you just have to drop that state that you have embodied. For example, if you are suffering from a lack of money, it’s simply because you are in that state of poverty which by default is manifesting such poverty. If you are feeling lonely because you are single, it’s because you are in the state of being that way. If you are suffering from a disease, it’s because you have embodied a state where you are sick. But the moment that you decide to drop the unwanted state and embody the one where your desire exists, you will manifest it in your world easily and effortlessly. You have to die to that unwanted state in order to live to the state where your desire exists.
You have to make the decision to change by ditching your old self. Really, do it!
Man doesn’t want to change, it frightens him. But I tell you that your imagination is God. Believe it. Exercise it. It is keyed low, but as you lift it up you intensify it. And then, vision after vision will be yours as you begin to awake. Do not think you’re greedy because you are demanding things or the changing of things. You are here to create as your father creates. Want what you want and yield to it and create it. Then, you will want higher and higher things. But nothing blesses a man unless it comes down from its heavenly state and takes flesh. You’re the only one who can clothe it in reality, but it remains a state until you yield to it. – Neville Goddard – The Art of Dying
States are here to stay, they are always here, we never destroy a state, but we CAN choose to either embody a state or drop it, and while in this human body you make that state alive by manifesting the desires that exist in that state.
The more you practice conscious imagining the higher you will be able to get, and the higher you get the most amazing things you can manifest in your life.
So, if you are not enjoying the state that you are in right now, just drop it, today. Let the old man die, and embody the state that which will bring your desires.