us assume that this is a dream and everything is perfect. You are happy
and content and all is right in your world. Then persuade yourself of the
reality of your assumption. Don't do anything to make it so; just trust
the dreamer in you to bring it to pass, for the power who assumed your
desire is the Lord Jesus Christ (not some guy who lived 2,000 years ago...
Human Imagination), and all things are possible to him. Your
assumption, though false in the sense that it is denied by your senses and
reason, if persisted in will harden into fact in such a normal, natural
way that you will think it would have happened anyway. That is the
OK... so you have achieved enlightenment! You are pure
consciousness... formless, blissful love. In harmony and unity with all that
is. No stories... no measurements... no thoughts.
Now what? What do you do once you understand the nature
of "you" and unconditionally accept it? Once you can "see
clearly" without the distortions of the egoic mind's obsessive
measurements? Once you are completely present in every situation?
If you sat in a cave in the
mountains in blissful meditation until your body died... would you have
learned any more than the relatively unconscious living out their suffering
dramas? What if the furnaces of affliction inherent in the human condition
existed to to expand us... to teach us how to be God? What would that mean? How would that look?
What if you were already God... perhaps taking a nap?
To us, Neville's teachings move one into a place of
intentional creation and manifestation through Imagination. Blake
describes... "The eternal body of man is The
Imagination: that is God himself, The divine
Neville identifies the central figure of the gospels
with human imagination. "Christ Consciousness" is Human
Imagination. He shows the power of imagination
and how to exercise it in love. The conscious use of human imagination is true
man escapes from the limitations of the senses and the bondage of reason"
Neville refers to the scriptures often and suggests
looking at the bible not as history... but as metaphor or allegory. He see the
Bible as contemporary... the stories are unfolding in you, in today's world. Also, it can
be very revealing to think of all the characters in the bible as states of
consciousness rather than as real people. They can been seen as metaphors referring to
all the different states of
consciousness that eternally exist for mankind... for the sake of learning how to
move from one state of consciousness to another, thus learning the art of exercising your human
imagination. Do you find this hard to swallow based on your conditioning? How
about considering it as a mere possibility for a moment? What would be gained from
such a consideration? It is irrelevant which interpretation is
"right". What is critical is knowing what unconscious patterns are
driving your creation... or limiting it. Language is the key. How you language
your inner speaking projects out into the world reflecting you in your life's
experiences... creating your reality. Can you not
"see" why things are a certain way and have issues with your eye
health? It is interesting to
consider language as it relates to health or disease. (More on that to come).
"Become a drinker and
eater of the ideals you wish to realize."
feed your hunger by thinking of your desire, or feed its satisfaction by
thinking from its fulfillment."
The main focus of this exercise in imagination, is matching one's inner
language and mental activity to one's fulfilled desire. Your inner
language is already matching your world... your current reality. Take a close
look at your mental activity and you will see this to be true. If you say your
inner dialog is a result of your circumstances, then you
are surely lost. This is the fundamental secret that few understand. Change your
inner dialog and see what happens! If you are
currently lacking in health or finances, chances are that your inner talking is
centered around this lack. Once you notice this, the challenge is creating and
using a new language and inner dialog that matches your desire. What would you
be saying to yourself if you already were healthy or wealthy? What would people be
saying to you? What would you be doing, feeling... what would be your mood?
continuous imagination fuses"
Wishing for something assembles it in the
minds eye but places you in the consciousness of not having it.
Knowing that this is true, you can see that
all people are simply objectifying different states of consciousness. Therefore it is important
states from individuals in those states. States change but Individual Identities
never change nor cease... The Imagination is not a state... It is the human existence
itself. Affection or Love becomes a state when divided from imagination."
Neville's work encompasses all that is necessary
to understand the nature of you as the creator (God) that you are, in terms of
loving understanding. We refer to his work in our life and our ministry for the
purpose of creating more loving gods and goddesses in the world, with the knowledge that...
were subjected to this biological experience because no one can know of
imagination who has not been subject to the vanities and limitations of the
flesh, who has not taken his share of Sonship and gone prodigal, who has not
experimented and tasted this cup of experience; and confusion will continue
until man awakes and a fundamentally imaginative view of life has been
re-established and acknowledged as basic."
What is Material Substance?
"Material Substance is but the shadow of the Imagination
that brought it about."
What is Imagination?
There is nothing that
appears in perception which cannot be duplicated in fancy, and what the
world perceives is all imaginative in character. Here is a graphic
example: I am sure everyone knows what it is to detect the fragrance of a
rose. Now smell is a chemical sense and depends upon contact for
perception. But does one really need a rose to detect its fragrance?
Cannot its fragrance be reproduced imaginatively?
Having smelled an
Easter lily, can you not discriminate between the smell of a rose and a
lily, imaginatively? Then they do not exist independent of you, but live
on some level (or levels) of your imagination! Can you call upon your
memory of an experience of long ago, bring it back, and duplicate it in
fancy? If so, then this world is no different from your imaginal one!
I urge you to use your
own wonderful creative power and deliberately move into the state of your
choice. Make it now by occupying the state long enough so that it feels
natural. Haven't you had a suit of clothes that felt so new you were
conscious of them every moment? I know when I bought my first suit I
walked down Fifth Avenue thinking everyone I passed knew my suit was new.
People passing paid no attention to me, but I was so aware, so conscious
of my new suit. That's exactly that happens when you move into a new
state. If the state of affluence is new, you think everyone knows it, but
no one knows or cares whether you are rich or poor, so walk in the state
until it becomes natural. The moment the feeling is natural, wealth is
"I am enough of an
artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world." (Albert
If you want to really
awaken the God in you, print out a text lecture from www.realneville.com
every night and read it before you go to bed. You will begin to re-program your
mind and create the beautiful world of your dreams.
A word of caution: Neville refers
to words like Jesus, Christ, Lord, God, Savior, David etc... And I can
tell you that it was very challenging to not let my past religious
conditioning and definitions of
these words get in the way of the message. I found it useful to to
remember that these words were referring to aspects of Me. You may ask,
"Why does he not just say it plainly?"... To which I can only quote
Blake, "That which is made explicit to the idiot is not worth my
time". and "Truth revealed through a story enters in at lowly
doors". Neville says Scripture is meant to evoke... it cannot
be analyzed the way literature and journalism can be.
Books: Every one
Neville Reader... A compilation of 3 books and our recommended
Faith is Your Fortune
Law and the Promise
Power of Awareness