Changing States / Faith & Persistence

Why Your Desires May Not Be Manifesting

The title of this article is a paradox in and of itself, because contrary to what you may think, your desire has already manifested. How wonderful and relieving is it to know this?

“Now remember: nothing appears in perception that cannot be duplicated in fancy. If you can perceive your desire, it exists. You cannot perceive an object that does not exist on some level (or levels) of imagination. Identify your human imagination with God, and because God calls a thing that is not now seen as though it were seen, you can call a state into being by assuming you are in it. And if you believe you have received your desire, you will, for belief will lead the way to its fulfillment. 

If you look to reason rather than imagination, you are seeing the devil instead of God. The devil is the doubter in you. He questions your belief saying: “If you are the son of God then turn this stone into bread. Cast yourself down and his angels will lift you up.” All of these challenges are made by self-doubt. 

I urge you to practice the art of imagination. If you do, I promise you will prove it in the testing, even though you may have started out to prove it wrong!”

Neville Goddard

Many people are trying to manifest their desires based on a perception of reality that is not very beneficial. A perception with limitations, similar to how you may have previously seen this world. How willing are you to let go of every perception you used to have on reality?

Neville said, there is only one thing you have to do to manifest your desires, and that is to leave behind everything you used to know about how things work. You can no longer look at yourself, others, or experiences, from the point of view that you are used to. When you have changed your perception, everything else will follow along naturally.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Wayne Dyer

Nothing Is Ever Lost Or Broken

Manifesting does not end when you have set the intention for your desire to come to pass. It never ends, in fact. Our entire existence here is to persist in the understanding, and acknowledging, of our imagination being the only reality. This means, you should never accept anything as final, unless it has conformed to your desire being expressed in the external world, fully and completely.

Nothing can ever be half manifested, no matter how much your logic and reasoning says otherwise. The world of shadows may show evidence of hopelessness, but that is simply a false perception. Nothing is ever lost or broken. Not a relationship, friendship, your bank account, or even a rejection from a job, or anywhere for that matter.

Your reason wants to say, “I guess it didn’t work this time. What did I do wrong?”. But who you really are, naturally views this as the rearranging of things working for you in your favor.

In every moment, you have two choices- revert back to the old way of looking at things and repeat the cycle, or look at every circumstance from another angle. I always ask myself, “How would Jesus have looked at this situation?”. I look beyond my physical senses, and I only see my desires being manifested, in every given moment, no matter how bad or opposite things may seem, or how I am feeling.

There is no such thing as your desire not manifesting, only you settling too early, as soon as your physical senses, logic, and reasoning, denies it.

There may be so many reasons, and so called facts of life, that you may want to use to justify why your desire can’t manifest. But your refusal to break the comfort zone of the shadows and senses, is what will delay things, nothing else. There is never an end to anything, because as soon as something is not seen with the mortal eye any longer, it returns back to its original source- You, your imagination, the universe within you.

It stays there, ready for you to conjure it up, instantly, in any given moment. All you must do is close your eyes and feel into it, and sense it within. Your awareness of something existing, is the only reason it exists. Everything is held together by your consciousness, and your consciousness only. This goes for anything that you might have previously experienced in your life, but seems like it is gone, or no longer here. Such as a lover, a romantic relationship, being happy or confident, having a home, or so on.

But even when you have never experienced something that you desire, it is still there waiting for you.

You Are Not Becoming Or Manifesting Anything

Yes, you are manifesting something, in the sense that you are manifesting it in the external world. However, it has already been manifested the moment you declared it to be yours, right there within you, and in the external as well.

Everything after the moment of accepting your desire is done, which can simply be declaring “it is done”, is all part of the desire manifesting, therefore, it already manifested. You are not waiting to go through a sequence of events and then you will get your desires. You already are a success story. Which means, you shouldn’t wonder things such as “this and this happened, so what do I do now?”. You know what to do now- do not take it at face value, look beyond the senses and “facts”, and realize you already manifested the desire, and then persist in this understanding.

“You are already that which you want to be, and your refusal to believe it is the only reason you do not see it.”

Neville Goddard

In any given moment, especially when you are faced with a circumstance you do not prefer, you have the option to shift into that version of the person you want to be, who already has their desires. Which means, you are not getting down on yourself for having a reaction, or feeling not your best, but instead, you are choosing to look at the circumstance differently. As soon as you have changed the way you perceive things, in that very moment is the moment you have chosen to be another version of yourself.

You never have to accept a version of others, or circumstances, and even of yourself, that you do not prefer.

Being Impatient & Looking At The Time

There is something I like to call the “but” phenomena. When I tell people that time is just an illusion, and we are not going through a set of time to manifest anything, they might say something along the lines of “yes I know this, but…”. There can be no “buts” when changing your perception of how reality works. You cannot be half in (“yes I know this…”), and then half out (“but…”). You have to choose one, and stick with it.

If you are still looking to the world of shadows, and checking, it is a good indicator that you have not fully accepted yet that your universe is within you, and that, that is what the real reality is. If you find yourself doing this, backtrack and ask yourself if you have been investing in your time wisely, going within and feeling into your desire, and focusing on the fulfillment of it being here. You may want to ask yourself whether you are still discussing it with others, and not fully living in the end, or if you are doing any of the other things we already wrote about.

Trust me, when you have accepted that your desire is already fulfilled, and you are changing your perception on everything, the need for checking and questioning, goes away completely. Disappointments are few, as well as the feeling of lack and even reacting. That’s not to say that unlovely things don’t happen, but it will probably no longer affect you like it used to, because given what you know now, it simply makes no sense any longer.

I feel an overwhelming feeling of abundance. I can feel the overflow of it all happening within me. Lack only stems from giving too much importance to a shadow. When you feel this way, close your eyes and feel into that desire once again. Become still, and shut off the shadow world, and it will disappear. In that moment, and in every moment, the only thing that exists is your desire.

Isn’t it wonderful to know this?

Be Aware Of The Opportunities Given To You

We are always presented with opportunities all around us, to strengthen our ability to consciously create. Blaming others and asking why they are the way they are, isn’t investing in that moment wisely. It shows you still haven’t changed your perception on reality. That doesn’t mean it isn’t okay to get upset or react sometimes. But if you find that you are struggling with manifesting, or getting inconsistent results, then you should observe the way you are treating everything and everyone else in your reality.

The more you practice, the better you will become at conscious creation, and the more your faith will increase.

Manifesting isn’t one isolated event, you are doing it all of the time. It is everything combined. If someone isn’t acting the way you prefer, or if something isn’t going the way you want it to, then that is an opportunity to shift. Your reaction to these little things may seem like it doesn’t matter, but it can also be a good indicator as to how you are seeing things, and your desires, overall.

Attachment To Your Desires & Forcing Outcomes

You can never be “too attached” to something that is already a part of you. You might be too attached to your old perception of reality, and to your old way of thinking. But you do not have to accept yourself as being this version of you. You can change it right now, by simply declaring to be other than what you have always been. You are a master manifester already, but “your refusal to believe it, is the only reason you do not see it”. It is a decision, and you can give yourself that permission, to be the person who is confident and secure within themselves, and who has clarity.

Confusion, wavering, and being bad at reacting, is just another one of your manifestations that you keep accepting as true for yourself. I stopped accepting this story for myself, and decided to manifest a new version of me.

Taking action on the outside, and forcing things to happen, may feel inspired in the moment, but every inspired action only stems from your state- the version of yourself that you are in that moment. However, because we are more powerful than we can even comprehend, we can start to assume that every action is the right action, even in a moment of longing.

This assumption, or decision, in that moment, is the beginning of you shifting into another state. We go through many different states per day, but what is relevant is the state we return to the most. No matter what I feel or experience throughout the day, I always return to the state of accepting who I truly am, and remembering how reality actually works.

I am sure there are a few other reasons I can clarify, but for now, let’s leave it here. Just know, the only thing needed to manifest your desires in the external world, is to start to change your perception of yourself and anything else.

You are not an exception to the Law, neither is your situation, and the Law always works, without fail.

About Author

Jennifer is a freelance writer currently working on her first fiction novel. Living in the labyrinth of New York City, she has learnt to use the Law in every aspect of her life to awaken the Godself within her. Her aim is to spread this beautiful knowledge to others so they may also find peace and love within.


  • Elizabeth
    November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Another incredible article! Love you Jen ❤️

  • Michaela
    November 23, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Omg I feel this article was written for me. (And for others of course). 🙂 Thank you Jennifer! Much love

    • Felicitas
      November 23, 2019 at 7:33 PM

      Thank you so much for this. It answered a burning question I had for the last couple of days.

  • Φωτεινή Κοκκινίδου
    November 24, 2019 at 3:32 AM

    You give us hope to carry on

  • SunnieDae
    November 24, 2019 at 4:40 AM

    Synchronicity time. The following verse from the poem “The Ways of God Unsearchable” from the book The Faerie Queen was read in the 1995 Sense and Sensibility movie which I am currently watching:

    For whatsoever from one place doth fall
    Is with the tide unto another brought:
    For there is nothing lost, that may be found if sought.

  • Cheryl Craig
    November 24, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    I appreciate this article but I must respond to “there is only one thing you have to do to manifest your desires and that is to leave everything you use to know about how things work.” I love Neville’s teachings and I believe every word he teaches 100% to be true. I think it is safe to say from the NG Facebook groups that this is not as easy as it sounds. Neville was a gifted man, even from a young boy having dreams and visions, selected by God, I believe to spread the truth and to teach others the good news. Changing everything you believe about yourself and how the world works may take daily work. Neville says that one reason people fail is because their confidence in God is relevant to their confidence in themselves. I think it is important to have an honest dialogue about what this change entails. If someone has been abused, neglected, suffers from depression, going against the grain of their inner beliefs may take time and patience. Of course it can be done but even the bible teaches 70 x 7 and the importance of persevering. You ask how can one feel lack when the entire universe is within them? If you are raised in this sense of lack and it has been your truth much of your lifetime then yes, you will feel lack its all you’ve known. The ego does not give up easily. There are many times I read between the lines and see how Neville came to this truth and it did not happen overnight and i might add he had an amazing teacher. How do we know that Abdullah did not help Neville get to Barbados? I know it is important to strive to reach the confidence and faith required to live in the end I am making the point however that its not always helpful to those on the journey to make this process sound so simple. Having an honest conversation that the mind is powerful (symbolized in the bible as a donkey) and helping others overcome their limitations by acknowledging their difficulties without giving them too much power would be helpful. I have heard Neville say in his lectures it is not easy to change the mind so not making this clear can be a bit deceptive.

    • Hope
      December 31, 2019 at 5:40 PM

      @CherylCraig – I agree 100%! It’s not as easy as it sounds and it takes time and perseverance to fully grasp the law.

      • maria
        June 5, 2021 at 4:37 AM

        Totally agree! I had to go through trauma therapy in order to get where I am at today!

  • Youbeen
    December 17, 2020 at 2:20 AM

    how you articulate things is amazing and really helps me a lot, but can you include some examples? I read posts and books like this but it’s always kind of vague to me and seems like I understand what the texts mean, but can’t seem to apply it in real life. Even short and simple examples would help a lot.

  • jazmin
    January 1, 2021 at 11:30 PM

    Hoo es maravilloso, muy profundo y me iluminó.

  • Hayden
    June 20, 2021 at 11:35 AM

    Damn so I can really manifest a different bio fam, change all of my DNA/genetics the way I desire and also change and get new legal documents with my desired details (only wishing to change full name and birthplace and replacing current parents’ names with my desired parents’ names on birth certificate). Really nothing is impossible???


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