During my study of the teachings related to the Law of Attraction, I’ve read many wonderful books. Among them, I would highly recommend The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel; Creative Mind by Ernest Holmes; A Happy Pocket Full Of Money by David Cameron Gikandi, and several books by Neville Goddard, including The Power of Awareness, Your Faith Is Your Fortune, and Consciousness Is The Only Reality. My understanding has also increased by reading books that are purely spiritual in nature, such as I Am That, talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj; The Final Truth by Ramesh S. Balsekar; and several of Rupert Spira’s books, including The Nature of Consciousness, and The Intimacy of All Experience. In today’s article, however, I’m not going to focus on one specific book, but upon the following two sentences from a book entitled Neville Goddard’s Interpretation of Scripture:
“Things have no reality other than in consciousness.
Therefore, get the consciousness first and the thing is compelled to appear.”
Please re-read these lines slowly, giving yourself time to absorb their import. To assimilate the content of these sentences, we’re going to have to unlearn most–if not all–of what we’ve been told about the very nature of “reality.” This does not happen overnight; it is a process, during which we realize that the materialist paradigm of reality is false. As Paramahansa Yogananda shared in The Law of Success: “Mind is the creator of everything.” The only non-thing that is required to have an apparent experience is CONSCIOUSNESS. “That” is What we Are.
The True “YOU” is not made of flesh and bones. Your “person” is created by the mind. Due to confusion and conditioning, the vast majority of persons believe that they awaken to reality when they rise in the morning. What actually occurs is that we enter another level of dream. Our essential nature is consciousness, (aka Spirit); we are dreaming our human experience right now. The only way that we create is by being whatever we desire. We must first BE our wonderful health, financial abundance, and great success; and then, (to the degree that we have faith) we will experience our wonderful health, financial abundance, and great success. Such experiences will always–and only–be made out of Consciousness/Awareness, for in Truth, that’s all there Is. I’ll add a little weight to this article by sharing the following quote from Plutarch, who (according to Wikipedia) was a Greek Middle Platonist, philosopher, biographer, and priest at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi:
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
Our society has conditioned us to believe that we are the “person.” It has also programmed us to believe that hard work and sacrifice is the secret to the generation of wealth. That is a fallacy; we “are” wealth, itself, due to our divine heritage. To truly know this changes everything. Perhaps now you can understand why Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill includes the following quote:
“If you are one of those who believe that hard work and honesty, alone, will bring rich, perish the thought! It is not true!
Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of HARD work!“
This, my dear friends, is one of the most important keys to deeper understanding, a key that will help you manifest more of your goals with greater ease and effectiveness. Your way toward manifesting your dream life will also go more smoothly when you select a goal that not only serves your best interests but also the betterment of humanity. Blessings.
Dare to dream (and care for one another).
With heartfelt regards,