FUNDAMENTALS — NEVILLE Author of “The Power of Awareness”
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This is where the third fundamental – Detachment – enters in. Having discovered that everything is a state consciousness made visible and having defined that particular state which we want to make visible, we now set about the task of entering such a state, for we must move psychologically from where we are to where we desire to be.
- We are learning now the value of moving our attention. Attention is like a flashlight, we can shine it on physical circumstance and identify with that – or we can shine it on THE STATE we wish to make visible – by fully identifying with that.
The purpose of practicing detachment is to separate us from our present reactions to life and attach us to our aim in life. This inner separation must be developed by practice. At first we seem to have no power to separate ourselves from undesirable inner states, simply because we have always taken every mood, every reaction, as natural and have become identified with them. When we have no idea that our reactions are only states of consciousness from which it is possible to separate ourselves, we go round and round in the same circle of problems – not seeing them as inner states but as outer situations. We practice detachment, or inner separation, that we may escape from the circle of our habitual reactions to life. That is why we must formulate an aim and constantly notice ourselves in regard to that aim.
- The last sentence is the most important here for most people. You must formulate an aim – and notice if YOU are coming from that aim. When you find that you are not – just gently notice that you were not – and allow yourself to right now start coming from that aim.
This teaching begins with self-observation. Secondly it asks, “What do you want?” And then it teaches detachment from all negative states and attachment to your aim. This last state- attachment to your aim – is accomplished by frequently assuming the feeling of your wish fulfilled.
- If you were now the one you have wished you would be, how would you respond to your physical world? Imagine this. Feel it fully. Anytime you come from a less desired state, stop. Close your eyes for a few minutes, and REVISE the scene so that you come from that IDEAL state ENTIRELY. Do this revision 7 times. Do it quickly. And you will notice that now you have INSIDE your wonderful human imagination 7 experiences of you coming from your ideal state of being.
We must practice separating ourselves from our negative moods and thoughts in the midst of all the troubles and disasters of daily life. No one can be different from what he is now unless he begins to separate himself from his present reactions and to identify himself with his aim. Detachment from negative states and assumption of the wish fulfilled must be practiced in the midst of all the blessings and cursing of life.
- The most simple way to separate yourself from negative moods is to simply sit back and “observe” what is happening. Don’t try to stop it, just observe it for a few moments. Then stop, close your eyes, invoke that state akin to sleep and REVISE the scene inside your mind.
The daily practice of these Fundamentals of Neville Goddard’s will release you from low level states, and help you rise to higher and higher levels of consciousness. And as you do this, you will realize first hand, that it is your state of consciousness that attracts your circumstances.
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