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Imagining For Others: No Friend Of Mine Suffers

“Now every man in the world is rooted in you who look out and see that world. Every man is rooted in me; he ends in me as I AM rooted in and end in God.”

Neville Goddard

Several months ago, a dear friend came to me with a devastating secret. She was suffering from a rare, debilitating condition that was especially hard to deal with for a woman. Naturally, I felt an incredible urge to help her right away.

I researched the condition high and low, read numerous studies, and not a day went by that I didn’t send her an article or a meditation or a link to a forum. She changed her diet, eliminated all possible triggers and de-stressed the environment around her. She visited doctors all across our vast country and beyond, but still her condition was getting worse and worse as the months went by. I felt burdened by the secret I was keeping and guilty that I couldn’t help a loved one in need.

One day as she was tearfully complaining about her struggle, a switch went off in my head. I was going about this all wrong. Acknowledging her disease, focusing on the pain and suffering, desperately searching for a cure and lending a shoulder to cry on, was what kept her in the state. The state that I held her so dearly, and unbeknownst to me – a sick person that I felt sorry for.

Right away, I cut her off mid sentence and asked to speak with her at a later time. I needed to regroup and I could tell that she was hurt, but I had to be cruel to be kind. From that moment on I seized all mention of her condition.

“I AM God and no friend of mine suffers in my reality”

I repeated this to myself when I passed her in a hallway. I’d smile and ask her neutral questions about the amazing trip she was about to have with her husband, and that mischievous cat of hers that pretty much ruled the household. I assumed the state of happiness and gratitude for her health. Several weeks passed, and one day she came to me beaming from ear to ear. I could tell that she was no longer in the state of being sick. The change was evident to the naked eye.

Now anytime someone mentions that he or she has an ache or ailment of some sort, I just smile and think – “ I AM God and it is my divine intention that ______ is absolutely healthy, happy and loved.”.

Please do not acknowledge the unwanted state. Do not search for band-aid solutions and wallow in pain, no matter how tempting that might be. It is easy and comfortable to blame the outside world for the unfavorable circumstances. Taking responsibility for your life and those of others can seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite easy and rewarding. Play a game and record your daily intentions for yourself, and others, in a journal. You will love seeing them all come true one by one. How else can it be when you are God?

As I type up this article, another friend is currently going through a difficult time emotionally. She thinks the situation is out of her control even though she has the knowledge. I chose not to acknowledge her suffering because I know she would do the same for me. We might not be on speaking terms right now, but I know she’s going to end up where she wants to be, together with her beloved. “I AM God and therefore no friend of mine, or person for that matter, shall suffer in my reality.”

About Author

Sabina hails from the 6ix and is an avid opera and skincare enthusiast. She's been a practicing Nevillite since 2018.


  • Queen
    October 3, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Thank you for this article! Very empowering!

  • Sabina
    October 3, 2019 at 11:46 PM

    Thank you!

  • Madhu
    October 4, 2019 at 12:50 AM

    omg the last paragraph it speaks to me! just now I’m thinking
    it’s getting out of my hands
    But I know I HAVE KNOWLEDGE somehow I will pass this
    The line
    She is going to end up where she wants with her beloved!
    I felt like you are saying to me directly!
    like an assurance not to give up!
    Thank you! my dear friend

  • Chabi
    October 4, 2019 at 4:59 AM

    Thank you

  • Sophie O
    October 6, 2019 at 3:08 PM


    a true and wonderful article. I imagined 2 individuals in ‘dire medical situations’ out of it and well. It turned out that way
    for each one. Now with the ‘garden variety’ of ailments, I feel asleep again. Thank you for the reminder, ‘no one suffers in my Reality”!

  • Priscilla L.
    October 8, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Thank you for this! I’ve been have terrible pain in my thigh, but my whole right leg has been hurting for over a month now. And I’ve been trying to heal it. I’ve been imagining, sending love to my body, commanding this pain to heal. And nothing! But reading this made me realize I’ve only been focusing on the pain…..”that it’s still hurting, nothings happening.” I understand now!

  • nicole
    February 4, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Aww what SWEET FRIEND you are to stand in the healing gaps for your friends!!!!

  • Debbie Miller
    March 17, 2020 at 2:13 PM

    I so totally believe this. After my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, we only focused on his healing not the disease. I imagined every night that the doctor would tell us he is now cancer free. And that’s what happened….his last CT scan showed no cancer!

  • Nick
    February 8, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    This was very good. I like how you write. Please write some more!

  • Carrie L. Thatcher
    March 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    I needed this today. Thank you. I have written it down. I have family members to practice on/care for.


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