The Three Fundamental Principles – Part 1 – Self Observation – Neville Goddard

Hey mate,

To help you be much more effective in manifesting what you want, today we begin a three part series on the Fundamentals of Neville Goddard.   At the end of each installment, there is a quick recap and a simple how to apply it to your own life step.  If you want to dive in deeper with these teachings, get The Truth About Neville Goddard by clicking in the photo that is in the article.   Many blessings with these wonderful teachings.   TT and V.   Let’s dive in with the words of Neville.

FUNDAMENTALS — NEVILLE GODDARD – Author of “The Power of Awareness”
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WITH so vast a subject, it is indeed a difficult task to summarize in a few hundred words what I consider the – most basic ideas on which those who seek a true understanding of metaphysics should now concentrate. I shall do what I can in the shape of three fundamentals. These fundamentals are: Self-Observation, Definition of Aim, and Detachment.

The purpose of true metaphysics is to bring about a rebirth or radical psychological change in the individual. Such a change cannot take place until the individual first discovers the self that he would change. This discovery can be made only through an uncritical observation of his reactions to life. The sum total of these reactions defines the individual’s state of consciousness, and it is the individual’s state of consciousness that attracts the situations and circumstances of his life.

So the starting point of true metaphysics, on its practical side, is self-observation in order to discover one’s reactions to life, reactions that form one’s secret self – the cause of the phenomena of life.  With Emerson, I accept the fact that “Man surrounds himself with the true image of himself . . . what we are, that only can we see.”   There is a definite connection between what is outer and what is inner in man, and it is ever our inner states that attract our outer life. Therefore, the individual must always start with himself. It is one’s self that must be changed.

Man, in his blindness, is quite satisfied with himself, but heartily dislikes the circumstances and situations of his life. He feels this way, not knowing that the cause of his displeasure lies not in the condition nor the person with whom he is displeased, but in the very self he likes so much. Not realizing that “he surrounds himself with the true image of himself” and that “what he is, that only can he see,” he is shocked when he discovers that it has always been his own deceitfulness that made him suspicious of others.

Self-observation would reveal this deceitful one in all of us; and this one must be accepted before there can be any transformation of ourselves.  At this moment, try to notice your inner state. To what thoughts are you consenting? With what feelings are you identified? You must be ever careful where you are within yourself.

Most of its think that we are kind and loving, generous and tolerant, forgiving and noble; but an uncritical observation of our reactions to life will reveal a self that is not at all kind and loving, generous and tolerant, forgiving and noble. And it is this self that we must first accept and then set about to change.  Rebirth depends on inner work on one’s self. No one can be reborn without changing this self. Any time that an entirely new set of reactions enters into a person’s life, a change of consciousness has taken place, a spiritual rebirth has occurred.

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TODAY’S TAKE AWAY: Neville says if you dislike your circumstances – you have to first discover the SELF you wish to change.   Notice he doesn’t say to focus on the circumstance you wish to change, but the SELF.  Today’s assignment is to notice your reactions to the physical world.  Notice where you aren’t coming from the “kind and generous” states you wish to have even more of in your life.   Today’s assignment (if you choose to accept it) is to notice what THOUGHTS you let live inside your mind.   Are they the thoughts that the IDEAL you would have?  If not, stop them now, revise them, and then tomorrow we will take the next step together.

Don’t just focus on changing your circumstances. Instead change the self that creates the state – that creates the circumstances.    Thank you for being a part of the Neville Goddard Community – and for taking the time to learn the REAL teachings of Neville Goddard.

Mr Twenty Twenty and Victoria

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19 Comments on "The Three Fundamental Principles – Part 1 – Self Observation – Neville Goddard"

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  1. Sue-Marie says:

    Seriously guys, can you get any better? I now find my self waiting daily for the next juicy Neville installment. It is the highlight of my day. Thank you so much, yet again. xxx

  2. Mr Twenty Twenty says:

    Thanks Sue!

    We love sharing what we do, and love the people in the community. And, we are just getting warmed up.


    TT and V

  3. Robert says:

    The info is most informative, however we, meaning my daughter and I, have not seen the fruit that we desired thus far. How to change the core beliefs has been most challenging.

  4. Mr Twenty Twenty says:

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for your email mate. I am going to write an article on this. It’s a common problem with some simple solutions.



  5. Derek says:

    How transforming that when u enter into a desired state and dwell therein it eventually becomes
    a physical reality. Waooh

    I AM I AM

  6. Idriys L. Muhammad says:

    Thank You!

  7. Joy says:

    So true! I followed your advice and what you share in the Power Packs, and I stopped saying “I can’t afford it”, but now say “I don’t want that right now”. Not only do I feel more wealthy, but my bank balance shows us. What we say and what we do flows from our way of being in the world, and you have taught me how to be more prosperous. May you tow be blessed big time.


  8. Nat says:

    Thank you! This is wonderful. Trying to work through it in conjunction with the Feel it Real Power Pack. Look forward to receiving your emails and other’s comments each day.

  9. Siddhartha says:

    Thank you for bringing the timeless teachings of Neville Goddard in our today’s world . Its still highly relevant and extremely useful . I would like to hear from people who practiced his teachings and got extra ordinary results.I hope you continue his teachings in simple and applicable way .

  10. Thank you!!! I totally believe in the fundamentals .I have for years. My way of life. So grateful for this knowledge. It has helped to keep me young at heart My pic .is recent and I'm 76yrs. young

  11. Paula says:

    Thanks for this! Awesome!

  12. Ida Regena says:

    Deep. Thank you very much.

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  14. Ben Hamberg says:

    Great stuff!

  15. Thanks mate, really needed that this morning, I always love the synchronicity when we begin to awaken, we experience an experience that shakes us, then BAM!!, the next moment you read something that helps provide the next little bit of the growth that takes us ever upwards and onwards. That's what you have just done for me. Priceless and thank you again for your giving 🙂

  16. Mr Twenty Twenty says:

    Big love Simon!

    It’s a pleasure to be in the flow with you mate.


    TT and V

  17. Janet says:

    I would like to read part 2 and 3 but can’t see a link for them.


    Janet x

  18. Mr Twenty Twenty says:

    Big love to you Janet!

    Here they are, with a few other related ones:

    Have fun!

    TT and V and E

  19. Janet says:

    Hi I am revisiting some of these principles regarding my current situation. We are currently planning on moving into the country, having lived in suburbia for the last 45 years. However I am uncertain how to apply the principle mentioned here. What exactly is the self I want to change that related to my desire. I don’t understand how that is relevant to wanting to move house??