Many of us have stumbled upon conscious manifesting, particularly the works of Neville Goddard, when we were faced with gripping circumstances. Whether it be a job we cannot seem to get, a lover we cannot seem to have, or a life we just cannot reach; all these causes a sense of desperation within us that ultimately, lead us to turn to the realm of spirituality.
Neville Goddard teaches us that the power is within us. That the Divine is US. When I refer to the Divine, I mean the power within you. It’s simply for the sake of conceptualization that I will refer to you and the Divine as two separate entities. We go beyond our physical bodies, our minds, our feelings. Underneath it all, there lies Consciousness that encompasses all. Everything is that Consciousness, and we can observe this consciousness through our assumptions. Many refer to it as God, the universe, Source. Irrespective of the labels, however, it is the animator of the reality that we perceive through our human senses.
We are this animator. We are Consciousness experiencing itself. There is no separation because there is only you. When I say you, I do not mean the body you see in the mirror, or the name you’ve given yourself. Your personalities, your hobbies, or your fears. I mean you as in the Divine entity that so many of us have understood to exist outside of us.
It is completely understandable that despite recognising, or even just conceptualising said power, we tend to continue to conform to the long-accepted beliefs we had. The illusions of separation, time, and lack continue to act as the driving force of how we perceive our world. We perceive this power within through the lens of those illusions. We go from not being aware of our power at all, to viewing our power as a conditional achievement that we must work hard to fulfil. We doubt, we deny, we react, we go from blissfully believing to completely losing faith. However, throughout all this, we are still Consciousness. (I say this in the most loving way possible because it can seem difficult to throw away all these illusions so easily. After all, we’ve held onto these beliefs for decades).
Therefore, I want to invite everyone to re-examine the human mind in the Law of Assumption.
Many may argue that it is through our MIND that we observe our divinity. This is a misconception. The mind is the realm of perception. However, it is not the divine. It is the home to our senses and how we process them. The power within us is far beyond this. It is not the mind, and it is not the senses.
I first want to discuss what the mind is.
In our minds, lives logic and linearity. Our minds house our traumas, the beliefs that we adopted from what we have observed up until this point. It accepts that there will always be lack before fulfilment, because that is what makes sense to us up until that point. We believe that we can only ever understand how something comes about if we see a step-by-step process. Of course, we will think this way when we trust only what we are seeing. However, we struggle to recognise the source of what we see. This is what the mind does.
Therefore, when we first begin our journey, we act desperate in some sorts. We feel the need to track every thought and flip it the moment we think something we don’t like. We feel the urge to write out pages of mindless words, hoping that our desires materialize right in front of us. We feel the urge to argue with the person, stare at the rejection letter, plead, cry, scream and fight. We even talk into cups of water and drink it, hoping that it somehow shifts our state of being. We feel the need to do and do, until we have exhausted ourselves with minimal results. Again, we have filtered the Divine through the lens of logic, linearity and lack.
When we discover the concept of conscious manifestation, we immediately turn to our mind to help us conceptualise it. However, with our mind, follows the limits of logic and reason that we have grown up to filter our experiences through. We attempt to grasp a limitless concept in a limited framework, so of course it will seem difficult, strenuous, and confusing. When we rely so heavily on our logical mind, what we are inadvertently doing is trying to do is make the infinite a finite thing. We think that what we want, or who we want to be, is once again, an achievement. Something we must work hard for. We allow ourselves to be dictated by the limited, even after realising that everything is limitless. We are trying to understand one thing through the opposite of that thing.
I’ve repeated myself multiple times in order to emphasise how important it is to recognise that what we think, or feel, is not in any way, shape, or form, a ‘block’ to getting what we want.
This isn’t an encouragement to condemn the mind or to never think thoughts again. This is intended to serve as a reassurance that all those doubts, fears, and questions that your MIND conjures up, has nothing to do with whether you’ll get your desires. It has nothing to do with the ‘time lag’ of your desires. Your negative thoughts will not drive anything away.
I want to emphasise what the mind ACTUALLY is in conscious manifesting.
The mind is important in the role of manifesting and the divine. It serves as a device for us to recognise what we want; what it is we want to project onto our realities. And this is a beautiful thing. Without our minds, we could never lovingly feel our achievements, or even our pain. However, this is the scope in which your mind can process the Divine.
We are not the mind or the seeming duality it conjures up. When we recognise that we are beyond the limitations we have imposed of ourselves, the things we see no longer phase us because we are aware it serves a higher purpose. When we see something that seems to be going the complete opposite, or when we see lack, it is once again, our mind attempting to rationalise our perceptions. The Divine does not do this. The Divine is already encompassing what we truly want in this life, our desires and hopes. So, any circumstance is completely irrelevant because our higher selves see it as nothing more than a little bump in the road.
I assume when you drive, and your car jolts a bit, you don’t immediately wallow or cry in agony because you suddenly think you wouldn’t get to your destination. When there is a traffic light, you do not assume that you will not end up where you want to be. This is the exact way your higher self sees all the seeming ‘opposite’ results or otherwise ‘lack’ of movement.
We are allowed to feel the pain of what we see; we are allowed to let our fears and doubts arise because that allows for us to savour the seeming ‘good.’ We cannot observe love without observing pain, we cannot observe the having of something without observing the lack of it. However, these are all observations, and are occurring in the mind. And as we established before, our true power goes beyond this.
Next time there is a moment of wavering faith, a doubt, a breakdown, a seemingly solid circumstance that seems like it’s blocking all that you want, be still. Recognise that the pain you feel is not scorn from the Divine or seeming bad luck. It is perfect in its likeness. The Divine has already accepted all that you want, it is a gift that is being made and it is yours alone. Nothing can ever take that from you.
Remind yourself lovingly that the mind is not a cruel evil thing that is attempting to sabotage your desires. That your negative thoughts are ruining your manifestations. This is false. Nothing is ruined because it already exists within the Divine, and where does the Divine exist? Within you. You can never lose what is already within you; what is you. You are all there is, and you are all there ever will be.
Remember this and observe how wonderfully things unfold for you. Remember, your desires are always unfolding.
About the Author
Once rediscovering her true Self, Aluvia seeks to share her understandings of the Law, as well as continue to discover the true effortlessness of it. She loves drawing and public speaking, and aspires to be a spiritual writer one day.