I have received a few messages/comments from people asking me how to revise, or how I use revision in my life. I think of all of Neville’s techniques, revision is the one I love the most. It has become so natural in my life that I don’t even call it a technique anymore.
The only difference is now you are using them consciously, rather than unconsciously. It is your birthright to be able to use these wonderful powers as the God/Goddess that you are. You did it all day today in fact, maybe without even realizing it. I think it’s important to remove the separation.
Removing the separation helps to make these things feel natural. There is no more force or “oh crap I forgot to revise/visualize”. When you understand who you really are, these things come natural to you. You understand that nothing can go wrong unless you assume so, so you naturally visualize wonderful things and have wonderful inner conversations with yourself. Even if you don’t at first, you understand that persistence is the key to becoming aware that you’re already the person like this. It’s your True Self, it’s unavoidable and unescapable.
Persistence isn’t hard work or force, it’s coming back home to your True Self. To that feeling of security and assurance where it is safe to feel your emotions and triggers that arise as a byproduct of a past experience.
Because time is not linear, and everything is happening in the “now” moment, this means there is no such thing as a past or a future. It only seems like this because that is how our human selves can conceive of it. Every past scene has only been another “now” moment. The reason why the past seems so alive and prominent is because it is still in the contents of your consciousness.
There is nothing wrong with remembering a past or anticipating for a wonderful future. If your past is affecting how you see yourself and the world, revision can help you. I would recommend to remember that revision is more about revising the state that you have been unconsciously embodying. It is not about rejecting ourselves or our trauma. Our feelings and emotions attached to a traumatic experience should never be invalidated and revision is not about shaming ourselves or wanting to run away from our selves.
How To Revise Things In The 3D World
Let’s say something occurred to you in the external that you do not necessarily like. Maybe you had an argument, received a nasty text, or received a court summons, or a bill you can’t pay. You don’t need to always be in a meditative state to revise. Look at the unlovely thing in front of you and either remain unmoved, or see something completely preferable. Close your eyes, or with your eyes open, see that thing being different, saying something different (or doing/hearing something different if it’s a person).
If you do this, and persist in it, this unlovely thing will disappear or change. People will act differently, circumstances will change. Seemingly miracles will happen. But I say, this is just how reality works. This is just how it is and there’s no other way.
This is how easy revision is. It does not have to be a long, tedious thing, unless you choose to make it so. Revision definitely is not necessary, but I find it can be helpful and the shifts are wonderful.
You have all the power here. And don’t over complicate or over think any of this. Just do it and you don’t even have to follow my exact steps. You create the rules, and your assumption is what is most important.
Revising memories can also be tackled in a way where you are bringing the memory up, sitting with the feelings and triggers that arise and integrating them by leaning into them without avoidance. This is easier said than done and you should take this at your own pace. Some memories may feel much more intense than others and it is okay to ease your way into this. Keep in mind that revising a traumatic experience in this way is NOT a requirement. Your past experiences and memories are never an issue, but because they can and do impact our state of being, is why this kind of revision can be helpful.
Revision is also about shifting your state and releasing the person who you are being when you identify with that particular memory or experience.
*Trigger Warning in this next paragraph- discussing sexual abuse
Many years ago, I was sexually assaulted multiple times. This caused me to fear men and dating. And I took on a lot of shame, blame and guilt where I started to assume that something was wrong with me. This is an example of how my traumatic past experience became my identity. It caused me to avoid situations, it closed me off to experiences and it numbed how I viewed certain aspects of myself.
Once I realized how my traumatic experience, with the recurring traumatic memories, were affecting me and how I showed up in the world, I started to let these stories go each day. It was a long journey that did not come without fear and pain. I started to love myself and my body again and I started to release the shame, blame and guilt. My inner self talk shifted and I started to trust that I could feel safe. It is not always easy, but I can confidently say that I have released a lot of that identity.
This is also an example of revision- choosing to show up differently when your ego wants to pull you back in the comfort state due the past experiences. Take this at your own pace and it is completely okay to have moments where you spiral and forget that you are shifting this old identity.
As you can see, revision comes in many different forms. With any teaching, technique or tool, we should never deny or reject ourselves and our experiences. Revision can be a powerful tool for transformation and if you try it and you decide it is not for you- that is more than okay! You can’t get it wrong.