01 May 2019

Mental Diets by Neville Goddard

Do you have a personal story of how you used the teachings of Neville Goddard succesfully? If yes, please do share in the comments! If no, remember his words: ...

talking to oneself is a habit everyone

indulges him we could no more stop talking to ourselves and we could stop eating and drinking all that we can do is control the nature and the direction of our inner conversation most of us are totally unaware of the fact our inner conversations are the causes of the circumstances of our life we are told that as a man thinketh in his heart so is he but do we know that man's thinking follows the tracks laid down in his own inner conversations to turn the tracks to which he is died in the direction in which he wants to go he must put off his former conversation which is called in the Bible the old man and be renewed in the spirit of his mind speech is the image of mine therefore to change his mind he must first change his speech by speech is meant those mental conversations we carry on with ourselves the world is a magic circle of infinite possible mental transformation for they are an infinite number of possible mental conversations when name discovers the creative power of inner talking he will realize his function and his mission in life then he can act to a purpose without such knowledge he acts

unconsciously everything is a manifestation of the mental conversations which go on in us without our being aware of them but as civilized Beem we must become aware of and act with a purpose immense mental conversations attracts his life as long as there is no change in his inner talking the personal history of the man remains the same to attempt to change the world before we change our inner talking his the struggle against the very nature of things man can go round and round in the same circle of disappointments and misfortunes not seeing them as caused by his own negative inner totten but as caused by others this may seem far-fetched but it is a matter which lends itself through research and experiment the formula the chemist illustrates is not more certainly provable than the formula of this science by which words are closed in objective reality one day a girl told me of her difficulties in working with her employer she was convinced that he unjustly criticized and rejected her very best efforts upon hearing her story I explained that

if she thought him unfair it was a sure sign that she herself was in need of a new conversation piece there was no doubt but that she was mentally argued with her employer for others only echo that which we this put them in secret she confessed that she argued with him mentally all day long when she realized what she had been doing she agreed to change her inner conversations with her employer she imagined that he had congratulated her on her fine work and that she in turn had thanked him for his praise and kindness to her great delight she soon discovered that her own attitude was the cause of all that befell her the behavior of her employer reversed itself in Edward as it had always done her mental conversations with him I rarely see a person alone without wondering - what conversation piece is he time on what mysterious threat is he walking we must begin to take life consciously for the solution of all problems lies just in this the second man the Lord from heaven in all of us he is trying to become self conscious in the body that he may be about his father's business what are his Labor's to imitate his

father to become master of the word master of his inner token that he may mold this world of ours into a likeness with the kingdom of love the Prophet said be imitators of God as dear children how would I imitate God well we are told that God calls things that are not seen as though they were seen and the unseen become seen this is the way the girl called forth praise and kindness from her employer she carried on an imaginary conversation with her employer from the premise that he had praised her well and he did our inner conversations represent in various ways the world we live in our individual worlds are self revelations of our own inner speech we are told that every idle word that men shall speak they shall give a barrel or by their words they shall be justified and by their words they shall be condemned we abandon ourselves to negative inner talking yet expect to retain command of life our present mental conversations do not recede into the past as man believes they advanced into the future to confront us as wasted or invested words my word said the prophet shall not return unto me void

but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in all the things where do I sing how would I say my word to help a friend I would imagine that I am hearing his voice that he is physically present that my hand is on him I were then congratulate him on his good fortune tell him that I have never seen him look better I would listen as though I heard I would imagine that he is telling me he has never felt better he has never been happy and I would know that in this loving knowing communion with another a communion populace with loving thoughts and feelings that my word was sin and it shall not return unto me void but it shall prosper in the thing whereto I simply now is the accepted time now is the day of salvation it is only what is done now that comes even though its effects may not be visible until tomorrow we call not aloud but by an inner effort of intense attention to listen attentively as though you heard is to create the events and relationships of life are your word may visible most of us rob others of their willingness and their ability to be kind and generous by our fixed attitudes towards them our

attitudes unfold within us in the form of mental conversations inner talking from premises of fulfilled desire is the way to consciously create circumstances our inner positions are perpetually out picture all run dust in happens therefore what we desire to see and hear without we must see and hear within for the whole manifested world goes to show us what use we have made of the way if you practice this art of control inner speaking you too will know what a thrill it is to be able to say and now I have told you before it come to pass that vain it is come to pass he might believe you will be able to consciously use your imagination to transform and channel the immense creative energies of your inner speech from the mental emotional level to the physical level and I do not know what limits if any they are to such a process what is your aim does your inner talking magic it must you know if you will realize your aim or as the prophet s and to walk together except they be agree and of course the answer is no they cannot the two who must agree are your inner conversation and the state desire that is what you desire to see

and hear without you must see and hear within every stage of man's progress is made by the conscious exercise of his imagination matching his inner speech to his fulfilled desire as we control our inner talking matching it to our fulfill desires we can lay aside all other processes then we simply act by clear imagination and intention we imagine the wish fulfilled and carry on mental conversations from that premise the right in a speech is the speech that would be yours for you to realize your ideal in other words it is the speech of fulfilled desire now you will understand how wise the ancient was when he told us in the hermetica they are two gifts which God has bestowed upon man alone and on no other mortal creature these two are mind and speech and the gift of mind and speech is equivalent to that of immortality if a man uses is to gives right now he will differ in nothing from the Immortals and when he quits his body mind and speech would be his guides and by them he will be brought into the truth of the gods and the cells that have attained to bliss with the gift of mind and speech you create the conditions and circumstances

of life in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God the word said her means his son and mine is father of the word they are not separate one from the other for life is the union of word and mine you and your inner talking or word are one if your mind is one with your inner conversation then to be transformed in mind is to be transformed in conversation it was a flash of the deepest insight that taught Paul to write put off the former conversation the old man which is corrupt and be renewed in the spirit of your mind put on the new man put on the new man and renewed in the spirit of your mind is the change your inner conversation or speech and mine are one a change of speech is a change of mine the prophet Samuel said the Lord spake by me and his word was in my tongue if the Lord's word was in the prophets town then the Lord's mouth the utter the word must be the prophets mind for inner conversations originate in the mind and produce little tiny speech movements in the tongue the Prophet is telling us that the mouth of God is the mind of man that our inner conversations are the Word of God

creating life about us and we created within ourselves in the Bible you are told that the word is very near to you in your mouth and in your heart that you may do it see I have set before you this day life and good death and evil blessings and curses choose 9 the conditions and circumstances of life are not created by some power external to yourself they are the conditions which result from the exercise of your freedom of choice your freedom to choose the ideas to which you will respond now is the accepted time this is the day of salvation whatsoever things are of good report think on these things for your future will be formed by the Word of God which is your present in a talk you create your future by your inner conversation the worlds were framed by the Word of God that is your inner talking see on the fields the sesamum was says the corn was corn the silence and the darkness knew so is a man's fate born for Ames run through two origins if you will reach success you must plant success the idea in your mind which starts the whole process going is the idea which you accept as true this is a

very important point to grasp for truth depends upon the intensity of imagination not upon facts when the girl imagined that her employer was unfair his behavior confirmed her imagination when she changed her assumption upon his behavior reflected the chain proving their an assumption though thoughts if persisted in will harden into fact the mind always behaves according to the assumption with which it starts therefore to experience success we must assume that we are successful we must live wholly on the level of the imagination itself and it must be consciously and deliberately undertaken it does not matter if at the present moment external facts deny the truth of your assumption if you persist in your assumption it will become effect signs follow they do not proceed to assume a new concept of yourself is to that extent the change your inner talking or Word of God and is therefore putting on the new man our inner talking though unheard by others is more productive or future condition that all the audible promises and threats of men your ideal is waiting to be incarnated but unless you yourself offer it human parentage it

is incapable of birth you must define the person you wish to be and then assume the of your wish fulfilled in faith that that assumption will find expression through you the true test of religion is in its use but name have made it a thing to defend it is to you that the words are spoken blessed is she that believe for there shall be an accomplishment of those things which are spoken unto her from the Lord just try conceive yourself to be one that you want to be and remain faithful to that conception for life here is only a training ground for image-making try and see if life will not shape itself on the model of your imagination everything in the world bears witness of the use or misuse of man's inner top- inner talking particularly evil and envious inner talks are the breeding ground of the future battlefields and Penitentiary's of the world through habit man has developed a secret affection for these negative inner conversations through them he justify his faith criticizes his neighbors blows over the distress of others and in general pours out his venom and all such

misuse of the word perpetuates the violence of the world the transformation of self requires that we meditate on a given frames a phrase which implies that our ideal is rely and inwardly affirm it over and over and over again until we are inwardly affected by its implication until we are possessed by hold fast to your noble inner convictions or conversations nothing can take them from you but yourself nothing can stop them from becoming objective facts all things are generated out of your imagination by the Word of God which is your own in a conversation and every imagination reaps its own words which it has already spoken the great secret of success is a control in a conversation from premises of fulfilled desire the only price you pay for success is the giving up of your former conversation which belongs to the old man the unsuccessful man the time is right for many of us that take conscious charge in creating heaven on earth you've consciously unvoluntary use our imagination to anybody here and said only that which is in harmony with our idea he's actively bringing heaven to earth every time we exercise our imagination

lovingly on behalf of another we are literally mediating God to that one always use your imagination master list as a participant not an onlooker in using your imagination to transform energy from the mental emotional level to the physical level extend your senses look and imagine that you are seeing what you want to see that you are hearing what you want to hear I'm touching what you want to touch become intensely aware of doing so give your imaginary state all the tones and feeling of reality keep on doing so until you arouse within yourself the mood of accomplishment and the feeling of relief this is the active voluntary use of the imagination as distinguished from the passive involuntary acceptance of apparently it is by this active voluntary use of the imagination that the second man the Lord from heaven is awakened in man main call imagination appraisal the green faculty but actually it is the very gateway of reality imagination is the way to the state desired it is the truth of the state desire and the life of that state desire could you realize this fully then would you know that what you do in your

imagination is the only important thing within the circle of our imagination the whole drama of life is being enacted over and over again through the bold and active use of the imagination we can stretch out our head and touch a frame ten thousand miles away and bring health and wealth to the parched lips of his beam it is the way to everything in the world how else could be function beyond our fleshly limitation but imagination demands of us are full of living of our dreams in the present through the portals of the present the whole of time us pair imagine elsewhere as here and then as now try and see you always tell if you succeeded in making the future dream a present fact by observing your inner talk if you are in releasing what you would ought to be saying were you physically present and physically moving about in that place then you have succeeded and you could prophesy from these inner conversations I'm from the moods which they are awakened within you what your future will be well one power alone makes a profit imagination the divine vision all that we meet is our word made visible and what we do not now comprehend is

related by affinity to the unrecognized forces of our own inner conversation and the moods which they arouse within us if we do not like what is happening to us it is a sure sign that we are in need of a change of mental diet four main via tow lives not by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God and having discovered the mouth of God to be the mind of man a mind which lives on word or inner talking we should feed into our minds only loving noble thoughts for with words or inner talking we build our will let loves lordly hem raise your hunger and this to all that is noble and of good report and let your mind star here you raise your hand to a cup love did not feel or a bowl love did not bless that you may never again have to say what am I said what have I done o all-powerful human were you