Somebody once told me the definition of hell:

On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.


I am, in no way, a devout disciple of any philosophical doctrine or religious sect but I do recognize a very common theme amongst most all of them, simply explained in the Aramaic translation of Holy Bible, Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”. Encoded in that teaching, based on my intimate relationship with Spirit, I’ve come to understand, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this simple truth compels us all to know that we already possess the seed of manifestation for every desire or goal that we strive to accomplish. That the treasure we seek is already within us. 

Before finding Neville, I used to think that as spiritual beings having these very human experiences, there was this need to excavate the concretized maladaptive conditionings that prevent us from realizing the promises of our birthright. I used to think that I needed to “do something” to rectify the pain, the trauma, the feelings of unworthiness, the lies that I believed about myself that were passed from hurt people who only knew how to hurt people. I used to think that I had to fix something about my broken self before I could truly experience the gift of the, albeit illusive, “Promise”.  Better still, I used to think that I should just surrender it all to “the Universe” or to my Higher Holy Spirit Self. I used to think that refraining from desire offered safety. Before finding Neville, I used to think that I needed a priest, a pastor or guru to intercede for me and to help me absolve my “sin”. I used to think that yes, while God is this ever-loving, everlasting Presence, God was somewhat elusive or separate from me. 

Knowledge of the law of consciousness and the method of operating this law will enable you to accomplish all that you desire in life. Armed with a working knowledge of this law, you can build and maintain an ideal world 

Neville goddard

Three months ago, I had, yet another, life experience that brought me to my knees and, for the first time, I found solace within the entire I AM Love community and in the teachings of Neville Goddard. For the first time in my life, I felt like a true Master of my destiny rather than a slave to my circumstance.  For the first time in my life, I began to see myself as Victor rather than victim. As Shepherd, rather than sheep. For the first time in my life, I understood that I’d created all of my experiences up until that very moment and, here’s the best part, that I and I ALONE have the power to change ALL of it! I and I ALONE have the power to revise any and every unlovely circumstance simply by imagining a different scene and / or telling a different story. I and I ALONE have the power to create an entirely new version of any person within this physical realm. I and I ALONE have the power to create the life that I truly desire – no matter the past, no matter the circumstance. Why? Because I and I ALONE am the operant power of my Universe and I and I ALONE hold the entire Universe within ME –  animating it all with my conscious awareness or, as Neville says, my “own beautiful imagination”. 

Think feelingly only of the state that you desire to realize. Feeling the reality of the state sought and living and acting on that conviction is the way of all seeming miracles

Neville goddard

I’ve come to know that I’ve been asserting my preferences and utilizing the Law of Assumption every nanosecond of my day. For example, right now, I assume that the chair that I’m sitting in will sustain my frame. I assume that my fingers will move across my keyboard to stroke the right key to help communicate my message. I assume that when I lift the lever on my bathroom sink, water will run. Since discovering the teachings of Neville Goddard, I’ve been working to condition my mind to adopt other assumptions about myself, as well as assumptions to support the objectification of my desires. For example, I assume that I’m a master conscious creator and that I experience the manifestation of all of my desires easily and effortlessly. I assume that, because my True Self is always front and center, there’s no way that I could ever get any of this wrong – no matter the doubts or fears that surface. Furthermore, I remind myself that I AM the operant power embodying the state of perfect love and “perfect love casteth out all fear” 1 John 4:18.

Creation is finished – so what do I have to lose? To be honest – everything and nothing. The limited me that I thought I was. The push and pull of density that I’ve used to fight this illusory world of shadows. The feelings of hopelessness that result from the misperception of loss and lack. 

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it

matthew 13:45

I am, in no way, a devout disciple of any philosophical doctrine or religious sect but I’ve come to know  that I AM Goddess of my reality, that my desires are from God and I graciously accept them, all that I desire desires me and, most importantly for me, I AM LOVE. 

About The Author

Marian is a new student to the teachings of Neville Goddard but a life-long seeker of the truth. As a business executive, wife and mother, her life experiences allow her to relate to vast audiences. She now uses the Law in every aspect of her life and enjoys sharing the knowledge of its transformative power. 


  • Patty
    July 3, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your perspective…it resonates deeply with me.

  • Marian Dover
    July 3, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Thank you so much Patty. I’m glad that you found the commentary insightful. It’s both a great privilege and delightful responsibility in discovering yourself as the operant power. Since we have nothing to lose and everything to gain, why not harvest this learning and create a life beyond our wildest dreams. Happy manifesting!

  • Esther Isaiah
    July 4, 2020 at 10:03 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experience, it has encouraged me to keep persisting in my assumptions and sinking deeper into my I AMness! Much love ?

    • Marian Dover
      July 6, 2020 at 4:15 PM

      Thank you so much Esther. I’m so glad that you found solace in my experience. Words don’t adequately express the level of growth and freedom that I’ve experienced since embodying this “Law of Liberty”. I see you living a life with all of your desires fulfilled!

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  • b
    April 23, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    you literally have everything to lose i feel like ive gone insane like im crazy because ive been reading all of this for months with nothing and my mind is just so messed up now with all of this information and trying to condition it or whatever nothing rly makes sense right now


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