Today’s article ought to clear up some confusion for you. Inspired by one of your letters. Let’s dive in.
Hi TT, I have a question. I understand your thoughts that we must be participatory actors in the things we imagine for ourselves. For instance, to be a writer read by thousands, one has to actually write. I think I’m clear that your saying that Neville isn’t magical thinking. Yet Neville’s lectures do give the opposite impression that you’re suggesting.
For instance, Neville’s story about the army. Prior to imaging his application was denied. His vision is to do nothing. Nine days later, he is out of the army. Or the story about the woman that wanted her brother released from prison. For eight days, she imagines and he comes home. Unless I misunderstanding some of your commentaries, this seems to be the opposite of how you’re understanding Neville.
Great question mate. Let’s dive into…
How Neville Goddard manifested!
Neville’s army story is a great example of how Feel It Real works in the physical world.
“I was drafted into the army during World War II, but I wanted no part of it. When my request for a discharge was disapproved, I did not get angry and try to go over the colonel’s head. Instead, I lay down on my army cot, closed my eyes to the other fifty men in the room, and imagined I was two thousand miles away in my apartment above Washington Square in New York City.”
“Placing myself on my bed, I saw my wife sleeping in hers. Then I rose, and looking out the window, I saw the Holly Apartments across the street and Washington Square down below. Turning, I walked into the living room, dining room, and the kitchen. I felt familiar objects and brought as many of my five senses alive in the drama as possible. At 4:00 o’clock in the morning I awoke hearing a voice say, “That which I have done, I have done. Do nothing.”
“Who spoke those words? I did, but I heard them as coming from without. Knowing what I had done and what I had said, I walked in faith for nine days, doing nothing on the outside. On the tenth day the colonel who had rejected my application called me into his office and gave me an honorable discharge. “
…and many other stories of Neville, we can notice there were two ways he participated in the outcome. One was in the physical world. The other, in the wonderful world of imagination.
- In this particular example, Neville filled out the paperwork, made a physical request to get out of the Army. And that request was rejected. Notice he stopped at that point, and chose to enter in the world of the imagination.
In imagination he participated in “his life” outside of the Army.
Feeling familiar objects, and involving the five senses to the point where his imaginal activity felt like the same activity would – in the physical world. It was then, that “the voice” told him to do nothing.
TAKE AWAY: If Neville insisted that he do NOTHING AT ALL, to get out of the Army, he wouldn’t have filed the paperwork.
The original paperwork that got rejected. And he wouldn’t have gone to the office of his commanding officer – AFTER he imagined his release either.
But in the story, it’s obvious that the officer that read that paperwork…
….and who had rejected it, but he couldn’t get “Neville” off his mind. Because on the tenth day, the colonel called him into his office, interviewed him, and then told him to fill out a new set of papers – and then he was discharged.
GET HOW COOL THIS IS?
Neville didn’t PUSH to make it happen. He simply played his natural part – answering his commanding officer’s questions – and resubmitting the paperwork – AFTER he moved in consciousness – to being back home – discharged from the Army.
There are numerous other stories…
…where Neville’s BODY participated in various ways in his wish being fulfilled, like when he manifested tickets to a sold out opera for his brothers. Tickets that were IMPOSSIBLE to buy – he got – in just minutes.
The major key was…
- Neville knew the physical act is not the cause.
- He didn’t try to PHYSICALLY FORCE it to happen.
- He stopped, he used The Tools CORRECTLY…
….and he imagined what implied his wish was fulfilled. His physical act, and the physical act of the officer, were BOTH caused by his IMAGINAL act.
REMEMBER, the real NEVILLE and the real YOU are both pure consciousness – pure imagination – what drives the body and what drives all of the physical world. The body is part of the universe that RESPONDS to you – pure imagination – to fulfil your wish.
Thank you John for your question mate. We are sure it made a difference in many peoples lives, and we hope it does in yours.
Mr Twenty Twenty and Victoria
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