Neville Goddard is by far one of my favorite authors of all time. He is the authors of many books, including Your Faith is Your Fortune and The Power of Awareness to name a few. From him we can all learn how to stop perceiving ourselves as victims of our environment and start recognizing that, just as he said it so beautifully,
“…we are all born with an infinite power, against which no earthly force is of the slightest significance.” ~ Neville Goddard
We are way more powerful than we were led to believe. And it is my hope that you will use each day to move closer to the TRUTH of you and the wonderful and meaningful life you came here to live.
29 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Neville Goddard
1. You are infinitely greater than you think you are.
“Your opinion of yourself is your most important viewpoint. You are infinitely greater than you think you are.” ~ Neville Goddard
“Through your ability to think and feel, you have dominion over all creation.”
2. Each person is born with an infinite power.
“Each person is born with an infinite power, against which no earthly force is of the slightest significance.” ~ Neville Goddard
3. NOTHING is impossible to you. ~ Neville Goddard
“There is no limit to your creative power.” ~ Neville Goddard
4. Whatever you desire, believe you have received it, and you will.
“Whatever you desire, believe that you have received it, and you will.” — Neville Goddard
“The world is yourself pushed out. Ask yourself what you want and then give it to yourself! Do not question how it will come about; just go your way knowing that the evidence of what you have done must appear, and it will.”
5. Rest in the assumption that you are already what you want to be.
“Disregard appearances, conditions, in fact all evidence of your senses that deny the fulfillment of your desire. Rest in the assumption that you are already what you want to be, for in that determined assumption you and your Infinite Being are merged in creative unity, and with your Infinite Being all things are possible.”
6. You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you believe.
“It is not what you want that you attract, you attract what you believe to be true.” ~ Neville Goddard
7. If you do not feel natural about what you want to be, you will not be it. ~ Neville Goddard
8. You are already that which you want to be.
“You are already that which you want to be, and your refusal to believe this is the only reason you do not see it.”
9. Walk by faith, not by sight.
If you judge after appearances, you will continue to be enslaved by the evidence of your senses.” ~ Neville Goddard
10. Faith is being loyal to you unseen reality within. ~ Neville Goddard
“The ideal you seek and hope to attain will not manifest itself, will not be realized by you, until you have imagined that you are already that ideal.” ~ Neville Goddard
“Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.” — Neville Goddard
“Most of us are reflecting life and not affecting it. Your inner speech mirrors your mind, and your mind mirrors God. If you do not change your thoughts, you haven’t changed their activity. And if you do not change their activity, the conditions of your life cannot change, for they are only bearing witness to the inner action of your mind.” ~ Neville Goddard
13. All you need is time… and you have it… NOW. ~ Neville Goddard
“The world is a mirror, forever reflecting what you are doing, within yourself.” -~ Neville Goddard
“Stop trying to change the world since it is only the mirror. Man’s attempt to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing his face. Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself.”
15. Life makes no mistakes.
“For life makes no mistakes and always gives man that which man first gives himself.” ~ Neville Goddard
“If a man look upon any other man and estimates that man as less than himself, then he is stealing from the other. He is stealing the other’s birthright – that of equality.” ~ Neville Goddard
17. Change your conception of yourself and you change the world in which you live.
“Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.” ~ Neville Goddard
18. You yourself are the power you have mistakenly given to outer conditions.
“Man’s chief delusion is his conviction that there are causes other than his own state of consciousness.” ~ Neville Goddard
“Because of your belief in external things you think power into them by transferring the power that you are to the external thing. Realize you yourself are the power you have mistakenly given to outer conditions.”
19. THE FIRST STEP in changing the future is Desire.
“THE FIRST STEP in changing the future is Desire, that is, define your objective – know definitely what you want. SECOND: construct an event which you believe you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire – an event which implies fulfillment of your desire – something which will have the action of Self predominant.” ~ Neville Goddard
20. All transformation begins with an intense, burning desire to be transformed.
“All transformation begins with an intense, burning desire to be transformed. The first step in the ‘renewing of the mind’ is desire. You must want to be different [and intend to be] before you can begin to change yourself. Then you must make your future dream a present fact. You do this by assuming the feeling of your wish fulfilled.
By desiring to be other than what you are, you can create an ideal of the person you want to be and assume that you are already that person. If this assumption is persisted in until it becomes your dominant feeling, the attainment of your ideal is inevitable.” ~ Neville Goddard
“All you can possibly need or desire is already yours.Call your desires into being by imagining and feeling your wish fulfilled.” ~ Neville Goddard
“To be conscious of being poor while praying for riches is to be rewarded with that which you are conscious of being, namely, poverty. Prayers to be successful must be claimed and appropriated. Assume the positive consciousness of the thing desired.”
22. Nothing comes from without. All things come from within. ~ Neville Goddard
23. Your true self is not interested in other people’s opinions.
“I AM (your true self) is not interested in man’s opinion. All its interest lies in your conviction of yourself. What do you say of the I AM within you? Can you answer and say, “I AM Christ”? Your answer or degree of understanding will determine the place you will occupy in life.
Do you say or believe yourself to be a man of a certain family, race, nation, etc.? Do you honestly believe this of yourself? Then life, your true self, will cause these conceptions to appear in your world and you will live with them as though they are real.” ~ Neville Goddard
24. Feeling is the secret. ~ Neville Goddard
“Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified.” ~ Neville Goddard
25. Love is not love if there is no beloved. ~ Neville Goddard
“All the honors of men in a state of sleep are as nothing.” ~ Neville Goddard
26. Don’t condemn yourself for the state into which you have fallen.
“Don’t condemn yourself for the state into which you have fallen. If you don’t like it, move into another.” ~ Neville Goddard
27. Be careful of your moods and feelings.
“Be careful of your moods and feelings, for there is an unbroken connection between your feelings and your visible world.” ~ Neville Goddard
28. Imagination is the beginning of creation.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, and then you believe it to be true. Every dream could be realized by those self-disciplined enough to believe it.”
29. You are not a victim of fate but a victim of faith (your own).
“You will find that you are not a victim of fate but a victim of faith (your own).” ~ Neville Goddard
BONUS: Neville Goddard Quotes
“I will be” is a confession that “I am not “ The Father’s will is always “I AM.” Until you realize that YOU are the Father (there is only one I AM and your infinite self is that I AM), your will is always “I will be.” ~ Neville Goddard
“Here is a simple formula for successful fishing. First decide what it is you want to express or possess. This is essential. You must definitely know what you want of life before you can fish for it. After your decision is made, turn from the world of sense, remove your attention from the problem and place it on just being by repeating quietly but with feeling, “I AM.”
As your attention is removed from the world round about you and placed upon the I AM so that you are lost in the feeling of simply being, you will find yourself slipping the anchor that tied you to the shallows of your problem; and effortlessly you will find yourself moving out into the deep.” ~ Neville Goddard
“Only as one is willing to give up his present limitations and identity can he become that which he desires to be.” ~ Neville Goddard
“When you drop your desire in consciousness as a seed, confident that it shall appear in its full-blown potential, you have done all that is expected of you. To be worried or concerned about the manner of their unfoldment is to hold these fertile seeds in a mental grasp and, therefore, to prevent them from really maturing to full harvest.”
“Instead of fighting against the evidence of the senses you claim yourself to be that which you desire to be. As your attention is placed on this claim, the doors of the senses automatically close against your former master (that which you were conscious of being).”
“When you attain the control of the internal direction of your attention, you will no longer stand in shallow water but will launch out into the deep of life.”
“Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind-that is, by your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true.”
“The difference between feeling yourself in action, here and now, and visualizing yourself in action, as though you were on a motion-picture screen, is the difference between success and failure.”
“I will be is a confession that ‘I am not’ The Father’s will is always ‘I am.’ Until you realize that you are the Father (there is only one I am and your infinite self is that I am), your will is always ‘I will be.”
“Those who go seeking for love only make manifest their own lovelessness and the loveless never find love. Only the loving find love and they never have to seek for it.”
“The great secret is a controlled imagination and a well-sustained attention, firmly and repeatedly focused on the object to be accomplished.”
“Your world is your consciousness objectified. Waste no time trying to change the outside; change the within or the (subconscious) impression, and the without or expression will take care of itself.”
“To reach a higher level of being, you must assume a higher concept of yourself.”
“You must be in the consciousness of being or having that which you want to be or to have before you drop off to sleep. Once asleep, man has no freedom of choice. His entire slumber is dominated by his last waking concept of self.”
“Listen closely to your invisible thoughts. What do you hear? What are your words implying? That is their potency. What do you want? Name it and rearrange the structure of your mind to imply you no longer desire it, because you already have it!”
“You rise to a higher level of consciousness by taking your attention away from your present limitations and placing it upon that which you desire to be.”
“If he does not know what he is doing, he can lose his wealth and not know how to recover it. I am asking you, regardless of your financial situation, to assume wealth, knowingly.”
“Without the aid of any man, he will define himself as that which he desires to express. He will discover that his I am is the virgin conceiving without the aid of man, that all conceptions of himself, when felt, and fixed in consciousness, will be embodied easily as living realities in his world”.
“Most people who desire to change their life make the mistake of not imagining deeply or long enough, they let the 3D world and what they see dictate their reality instead of their imagination.”
There is nothing God cannot do! Do not think that one who is fabulously rich has an influx of spirit which differs from yours. He is imagining wealth, either wittingly or unwittingly; but you can do it knowingly.”
“Think truly, and thy thoughts shall the world’s famine feed; Speak truly, and each word of thine shall be a fruitful seed; Live truly, and thy life shall be a great and noble creed.”
“The beliefs in the potency of drugs to heal, diets to strengthen, moneys to secure, are the values or money changers that must be thrown.”
“Chance or accident is not responsible for the things that happen to you, nor is predestined fate the author of your fortune or misfortune. Your subconscious impressions determine the conditions of your world. The subconscious is not selective; it is impersonal and no respecter of persons.
The subconscious is not concerned with the truth or falsity of your feeling. It always accepts as true that which you feel to be true. Feeling is the assent of the subconscious to the truth of that which is declared to be true.
Because of this quality of the subconscious there is nothing impossible to man. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and feel as true, the subconscious can and must objectify. Your feelings create the pattern from which your world is fashioned, and a change of feeling is a change of pattern.”
“Man fails to do the works of Jesus Christ because he attempts to accomplish them from his present level of consciousness. You will never transcend your present accomplishments through sacrifice and struggle.
Your present level of consciousness will only be transcended as you drop the present state and rise to a higher level.
You rise to a higher level of consciousness by taking your attention away from your present limitations and placing it upon that which you desire to be. Do not attempt this in day-dreaming or wishful thinking but in a positive manner. Claim yourself to be the thing desired. I AM that; no sacrifice, no diet, no human tricks. All that is asked of you is to accept your desire. If you dare claim it, you will express it.”