I don’t believe anything happens by accident. Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the “decision is like a goal.” I was still reflecting on it when I came across a booklet on the “Power of Awareness” by Neville Goddard. He wrote this script on 1952. Neville, as he is known in metaphysical circles, was way ahead of his time. It took more than 60 years for his ideas to become more widely accepted; most people still don’t have any clue about spiritual laws. In chapter 3 of the book, he writes about the law of assumption (LOA). It is to me a very clear description of how faith manifests and how we create.
“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
How to apply the LOA and to experience transformation:
· It starts with a changed state of consciousness (consciousness is defined as what man thinks, desires, loves, and what he believes at his core being)
· Next is an intense, burning desire (we must be willing to be different with full intention)
· Assume the desire to be the present fact as if it is already fulfilled (our dream becomes reality by acting as if)
· Persist in feeling and assuming the desire until it is manifested (we rebirth ourselves in the process)
· Think from the end result rather than think of it (thinking from it manifests the spiritual process while thinking of it is only mental or physical observation)
· Let it happen with the least effort (remove all resistance, negative emotions such as doubt and limiting beliefs)
· Achieving the new state of consciousness becomes apparent to all (our new attitude and behavior becomes visible through our actions)
Neville makes these point an absolute requirement for the LOA to be manifested:
“You must be the thing itself and not merely talk about it or look at it.”
~ Neville Goddard
This understanding takes a new twist on the Law of Attraction which was featured in the movie “The Secret.” It is with imagination that we create our world and it is with imagination and following an ideal that we can become our true selves and be responsible human beings. Neville calls imagination a redemptive power. Human beings are the only creatures who have the choice to grow by imagining themselves as that which they want to be or to remain in the present concept of themselves. Practicing the imaginary life will eventually led to the “ideal life.”
“In today's rush we all think too much - seek too much - want too much - and forget about the joy of just being.”
– Eckhart Tolle
It is amazing to me how many different approaches there are in regards to transformation and the laws of creation.
Napoleon Hill called it “The Power of Definite Purpose:”
Dr. Wayne Dyer calls it the “The Power of Intention.”
Even science has now discovered that it is not only our genes which determine our lives. Dr. Bruce Lipton:
“I want people to understand that we are creating this world, that we are creating our own lives.” His teaching on the “Biology of Belief” has been published on YouTube.
Another scientist, Amit Goswami, along with Quantum Physics, explains that man’s self-awareness and consciousness creates his world. It is in the nature of observation and paying attention to our surroundings that they become significant and therefore exist.
This is a time where we have to find new ways to actively participate in the creation of our lives. Especially, here in America, we have the rights to pursue happiness by the laws of the constitution. With the law of assumption it is certainly possible to achieve it.
WARNING: The Law of Assumption can also work against us when we are driven by negative emotions such as judgment, prejudice and/or limiting beliefs.