The purpose of this guide is to provide you with all the information you could need in one easy to read, easy to understand, and detailed focus on Neville Goddard and his teachings.
After reading his most popular books, (listed below in this guide) and taking action on his techniques, Neville changed my life.
Neville is the inspiration behind the website you are on right now!
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The index lists in order the most popular topics people are interested in when learning about Neville Goddard.
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- Who is Neville Goddard?
- Neville Goddard techniques.
- Why is Neville gaining popularity?
- Your belief matches what you receive.
- Neville Goddard and the subconscious mind.
- The best Neville Goddard quotes.
- Neville Goddard Books.
- Neville and Manifestation.
- Neville Goddard’s Law of Assumption.
- The Law of Attraction.
- What is an sp?
- The meaning of SATS.
- Neville Goddard’s mental diet.
- Applying Neville Goddard’s techniques.
- Success stories from his followers.
- Discussions of Neville Goddard on Reddit.
- Top Neville Goddard YouTube channels.
Who is Neville Goddard?
Neville Lancelot Goddard, commonly referred to as Neville, is one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century.
Neville was born on February 19th, 1905 in Saint Michael Barbados and left this earth on October 1, 1972, in West Hollywood California.
He had eight brothers and one sister.
He spent his time guiding his many followers to master their minds, their thoughts, their feeling’s and create their reality.
Goddard’s teachings are simple: everything you experience is a reflection of your level of consciousness.
Although he often makes biblical references, Neville Goddard felt the Bible shouldn’t simply be used as a historical resource about Jesus.
He was open-minded and more curious about the lessons behind the Bible more so than subscribing to one religion.
His work was far more practical than it was religious.
Many of Neville’s books contain stories from his students, offering real-life case studies on how you can implement his teachings to create change in your life.
Neville Goddard’s techniques
There are many thoughts and techniques at the core of Neville’s philosophy but none more powerful than the four most often referenced below.
- Imagination creates reality.
- Feeling is the secret.
- Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled.
- Living in the end.
Let’s discuss each in a bit more detail.
Imagination creates reality
Although references to religion are often cited with Neville’s work, many believe he was more spiritual than religious.
When Neville spoke of imagination he often paired it with references to God.
“Your own wonderful human imagination is the actual creative power of God within you.”
The human imagination is very often a topic of discussion within his work including the examples below.
- “Your imagination is the power to save you from whatever circumstances you now find yourself.
- “Nothing is impossible to your imagination.”
- “If you can imagine something, you can achieve it.”
Imagination isn’t daydreaming to Neville, yet it is to imagine in detail as if you are living the actual event.
Activating as many senses while imagination is a key concept to successfully implementing his imagination techniques.
He doesn’t ask us to visualize, he asks us to bridge the gap between imagination and reality by getting so detailed your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between the two.
When entering your imagination, perform the action, hear the words, touch the object, smell the aroma.
Enter the dream as if you are actually there.
Make then, now, and make there, here.
Neville uses the analogy of planting a seed to represent imagination while watering that seed represents feeling as if the event has already happened.
Neville recommends imagining as many times as it takes until it feels normal to you.
He makes it a point to emphasize imagining right before falling asleep.
While the conscious mind sleeps, the subconscious mind goes to work on manifesting your desires.
Thought, belief, and imagination together all create your life.
One interesting point made by Neville is our imagination matches our beliefs.
In order to imagine something greater than what exists, we must also believe it to be possible.
Our world even mirrors all that we believe to be true. Our consciousness creates our reality.
Neville states “Nothing happens to you except that which originates in your own consciousness.”
Feeling is the secret
If you desire a new car, for example, don’t just see a new car, use your imagination to drive that new car.
- “Feel yourself seated behind the wheel of the car.”
- “Smell the newness of the interior.”
- “Feel yourself driving your new comfortable ride.”
- “Feel the happiness you would feel after accomplishing your dream.”
When Neville spoke about feelings, emotions, and states it wasn’t like we hear in modern times.
Today, we are taught elevated emotions such as joy, bliss, and gratitude are the emotions and feelings we want to embody in order to manifest yet Neville’s work was different.
When Neville referred to feelings he specifically meant to feel as if you are already living as if your wish fulfilled.
This may involve some of the feelings listed above however it is more so the exact feelings you would have if you were living in your future right now.
For example, if you were in love with a specific person, what would it feel like right now to be next to them, to be cuddling them on the couch, and to be laughing with them?
Feelings for Neville were very specific to the desired event and not a generalized state of being.
The state of being he recommended is the state you would feel were you to be in that imaginary moment right now.
Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled
One of the pillars of Neville’s teachings is to ” Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled.”
Neville made this a cornerstone of his teachings.
His work focused on thinking and imagining in the present moment, much like the work of modern-day philosopher Eckhart Tolle.
Your state is reflected in the outer world, so you must believe it is already within your grasp.
Living in the end
The concept of “living in the end” is a pillar of Neville’s teachings.
He states that many people make the mistake of imagining what they want instead of imagining from it.
For example, instead of imagining how you want your next relationship to be, he asks you to imagine it as if you’re in it right now.
Where will you both go for a walk together today? What will you see? What will you hear from them? How will their hand feel grasping yours?
This is imagining from, and not of or about.
This is concept is critical to your success if you are looking to manifest using his teachings.
Why is Neville Gaining Popularity?
Although he died in 1972, he’s become a hot topic on Instagram, Reddit forums, and amongst manifestation gurus.
His teachings have gained popularity most recently due to the rise of interest in manifestation and The Law of Attraction.
Neville Goddard was an expert in taking a complicated subject matter and breaking it down into easy to understand and actionable concepts.
Many of the new LOA and manifestation gurus often cite Neville’s work and use its principles as a focus of their work as well.
Your belief matches what you receive
You always receive that which you believe.
You are or have that which you want.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Neville reminds us that it’s not how hard you pray or ask for that which you desire, nor is it for how long.
You must believe it to be true first and foremost.
Neville Goddard and the Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind becomes a very hot topic during the time Neville Goddard was on this earth.
Dr. Joseph Murphy and his book “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” was published around the time of Neville’s work and Neville used its simple teaching’s quite often in his work.
The word “if” should be removed from your vocabulary.
If’s are often followed by something negative such as doubt.
“If” puts everything in the past or future tense.
It creates a condition that must be met prior to an experience, feeling, or event to occur.
The Best Neville Goddard Quotes
You can discover an endless number of amazing quotes by Neville Goddard and this is just a shortlist of some of our personal favorites.
- “Fear of loss brings loss into your world.”
- “Feeling abundant brings riches into your life.”
- “As within, so without.”
- “The circumstances of your life reflect what you have been saying.”
- “Once a thought is accepted and charged with feeling, the creative power within proceeds to externalize it.”
- “Imagination is the very gateway of reality.”
- “You are already that which you wish to be, and your refusal to believe this is the only reason you do to see it.”
- “Assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled.”
- “You can satisfy self by appropriating the feeling that you are what you want to be. And this assumption though false, that is, although reason and the senses deny it, if persisted in will harden into fact.”
- “Signs follow, they never precede.”
- “Only when one is willing to give up his present limitations and identity can he become that which he desires to be.”
Which was your favorite?
Imagine if you were to take one of these quotes and embody the message for just today.
What changes could it ignite for you today?
Neville Goddard Books
Below are the books that are written by Neville Goddard. Some of the materials listed below are transcripts from lectures he conducted.
Neville’s book “Feeling is The Secret” is arguably the most popular.
- “At Your Command.” 1939
- “Your Faith is Your Fortune.” 1941
- “Feeling is the Secret.” 1944
- “Prayer: The Art of Believing.” 1945
- “The Power of Awareness.” 1952
- “Awakened Imagination.” 1954
- “The Creative Use of Imagination.” 1952
- “Seedtime and Harvest.” 1956
- “He Dreams in Me.”
- “I know my father.” 1960
- “Law and the Promise.” 1961
- “He Breaks the Shell.” 1964
- “Resurrection.” 1966
YouTube is a great resource to listen to all of Neville’s works.
His voice and storytelling ability is very strong and captivating.
Neville and Manifestation
In modern times manifesting is a buzzword used by many gurus in the personal development space such as Gabby Bernstein.
Manifestation was at the heart of his teachings.
If you are new to the term manifesting, it simply means creating the life you wish through your intentions.
We create our reality as Neville states and many have now used the word manifest to represent our unique ability to create our own reality.
Neville Goddard’s Law of Assumption
One topic very often discussed on YouTube and social media is Neville’s Law of Assumption.
It is one of the cornerstones of Neville’s teachings.
In simple terms it states that your life proves your assumptions right, implying you are always manifesting.
To change anything in your life you must change the beliefs and assumptions you hold about it.
The physical manifestation of your desires is a reflection you experience, so long as you maintain the feeling of the wish fulfilled.
Most people who desire to change their life make the mistake of not imagining deeply or long enough, they let the 3D world and what they see dictate their reality instead of their imagination.
Below are three videos on The Law of Assumption.
This is a short 1:11 video.
“There isn’t a thing that you now see in the world, but that it was once only imagined.”
“That image preceded the objective fact. so objective reality is purely produced through imagining.”
“The suits you wear, the dresses you wear, the chairs on which you are seated, the building that now houses you.”
“Everything was only imagined, and then it became an objective reality.”
“And we think the objective state is its reality.”
“That’s not so at all.”
“That which is the imaginative image is its reality.”
“Destroy the objective fact, I can reproduce it from the imaginative image.”
“It is all within us.”
“Our own wonderful human imagination is the god of scripture.”
Below you will find a longer video spoken by the man himself, Neville Goddard. It is 46:07 long
The video below is our video which is quickly becoming our most popular video on our YouTube channel.
The Law of Attraction
Neville is one of the most influential Law of Attraction teacher’s although it wasn’t a term or law he coined, he simply stated the principles.
In later years, many believe Rhonda Byrne took Neville’s teachings as well as that of others and create The Law of Attraction from them.
In truth, Neville’s work was more closely aligned with The Law of Vibration than it was specifically aligned with The Law of Attraction.
This law simply states that everything vibrates and when your vibration aligns with that which you desire, you experience it.
What is an SP?
This question is one of the most common when it comes to the work of Neville Goddard.
I found myself researching the term years ago when I first encountered his work.
SP = Specific person
When it comes to relationships we often desire a specific person.
Neville’s work uses this abbreviation often.
Oftentimes when an “sp” is mentioned in forums and online it represents bringing someone back into one’s life who left it.
The meaning of SATS
SAT’s is another abbreviation you are sure to discover while on your journey of enlightenment to the work of Neville Goddard.
SATS = State akin to sleep
Modern-day conversations on meditation very closely resemble the goal SATS had on Neville Goddard’s teachings.
Neville realized in order to manifest the life you want, you must impress your desires upon your subconscious mind.
The gateway into your subconscious mind opens up when you enter into a Theta brain wave state.
The Theta brain wave state is experienced twice a day unless accessed through meditation.
Once before falling asleep, and once upon awakening.
Neville Goddard knew these were two powerful opportunities each day to install the programs of the life you desire.
Neville Goddard’s mental diet
A mental diet is refusing to allow any negative thoughts to persist in your mind.
Negative thoughts will always enter your mind and attempt to distract you from focusing on your goals.
Neville Goddard’s mental diet was essentially viewing negative thoughts as a less healthy meal and ridding yourself of those thoughts or thinking positive thoughts was like eating a healthy meal.
Applying Neville Goddard’s techniques
Knowledge isn’t power, it’s simply potential power.
Let’s share some of the specific techniques Neville’s work recommends so you can put this guide into practice.
Here are the techniques we will discuss.
- Thinking from the end.
Thinking from the end
Imagine reading a book backward. You started with the end in mind to help create the storyline.
This resembles the teachings of Neville Goddard.
Neville recommended immersing yourself in the feeling you anticipate you would feel once your desires are met.
Your starting point to manifest your desires begins by feeling the expected emotions right now.
Let’s say you want to be in a relationship with an sp (sp is the shorthand for a specific person in Neville’s work).
This is the key to thinking from the end and the core message behind the book “Feeling is the Secret.”
Takeaway: Imagine right now what it would feel like to be with that specific person. Imagine in detail to the point where you almost feel as if it is happening!
This is different than modern-day journaling as you write down your desires as if they have already happened, in the past tense.
The writing style is vivid to the point that anyone reading your words would feel as if they were there with you when your desires met.
This isn’t writing down your goals and desires.
This is writing down a minute by minute account of an imaginary event that has yet to occur.
Takeaway: Write a detailed story about an event you wish to occur in such detail it could be used by artists to paint the scene as if they were painting from inside your mind.
This is the act of reimagining the parts of your day that didn’t go well as if they had.
Think of it as a second chance for a “redo” of sorts.
The key is to simply reimagine it and move on without feelings of sadness, disappointment, nor regret.
Think of how you wish your day had gone instead of how it did.
Success Stories From His Followers
Below you will find quotes from resources such as Reddit, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and online forums where success stories using the principles and philosophies of Neville Goddard have been shared.
“I started visualizing that I am telling my parents that I have been accepted on this program and that they also postponed it to March for certain reasons. It’s been less than a month since I started all of this and I have just received my offer to be a part of the program! Apparently, I’m one of the youngest people to be on this! And I CAN believe this because it already happened in my mind.” Reddit
In this video, a man who went to a Neville Goddard lecture shares a very interesting story about what came from using one of his lessons.
If you’re looking to hear what others have to say about Neville Goddard, check out the active and interesting conversations happening on Reddit.
Here are three links to some of the Reddit threads we found most interesting.
- This is the most popular Neville Goddard Reddit group with over 52,000 members.
- Here you’ll find a conversation helping demystify Neville Goddard’s work.
- If you’re looking for a list of helpful Reddit posts.
Top Neville Goddard YouTube channels
There is a ton of content about Neville Goddard on YouTube.
Here are three of my favorite Neville Goddard channels for you to get an endless source of additional techniques and exercises.
The work is Neville Goddard is very much alive!
His work is timeless and its lessons just as powerful today as they were during his time on earth and many many years prior.
Always remember knowledge is NOT power, it is potential power.
Put the lessons you have learned today into action else all this article did was entertain you.