The Power of Awareness Neville Goddard, 1952.
“Since your life is determined by your assumptions, you are forced to recognize the fact that you are either a slave to your assumptions or their master.
Becoming the master of your assumptions is the key to undreamed of freedom and happiness.
You can attain this mastery by deliberate conscious control of your imagination. Form a mental image, a picture of the state desired, of the person you want to be. Concentrate your attention upon the feeling that you already are that person.
First visualize the person in your consciousness. Then feel yourself to be in that state as though it actually formed your surrounding world.
The great secret is a controlled imagination and a well sustained attention, firmly and repeatedly focused on the object to be accomplished.
Every state is already there as mere possibilities as long as we think of them, but as overpoweringly real when we think from them.
.. You become according to your resigned will and your resigned will is your concept of yourself and all that you consent to and accept as true.
.. Every phase of your life is made by the exercise of your imagination.
Determined imagination alone is the means of your progress, of the fulfilling of your dreams.
It is the beginning and end of all creating.
The great secret is a controlled imagination and a well-sustained attention firmly and repeatedly focused on the feeling of the wish fulfilled until it fills the mind and crowds all other ideas out of consciousness.
.. The Truth that sets you free is that you can experience in imagination what you desire to experience in reality, and by maintaining this experience in imagination, your desire will become an actuality.
.. You must stop spending your thoughts, time, and money. Everything in life must be an investment.
To spend is to waste without a return. To invest is to lay out for a purpose from which a profit is expected.
It is about the transformation of the moment. It is only what is done now that counts. Whenever we assume the feeling of being what we want to be, we are investing.” (p.19)
“Your imagination is you, yourself, and the world as your imaginations sees it is the real world.” (p. 25)
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
..Be still and know that you are that which you desire to be, and you will never have to search for it.” (p.38)
“The whole of creation exists in you, and it is your destiny to become increasingly aware of its infinite wonders and to experience ever greater and grander portions of it.” (p.42)