Neville Goddard “Where Are You Staying” Lecture Excerpts
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I let this thing vanish from my consciousness–this room, the city, everything, and in my imagination I dare to assume that I am the one that I want to be. I give it all the tones of reality. I give it all the sensory vividness that I am capable of giving it and make it real. Then I open my eyes. When I open my physical eyes upon the world that I have shut out for a moment, it returns. So, “I go and prepare a place” for the lower man, and when I go and prepare the place, “I will come again and I will take you to myself.” Once more there is a fusion between the man that I left behind standing here while I proceeded elsewhere, and then I went and prepared the place. Then I come back to the being I left behind me, and we fuse once more.
Having prepared it, I will now build–not in my conscious, rational mind–I will build a bridge of incidents across which I will take this garment that I left behind and bring it forward towards the fulfillment of what I have done for it.
So, man can take a dream–whatever the dream is; it seems an impossible dream to him, but it can’t be to the Being within him, which is your own wonderful human imagination.
So, when you know exactly who you really are, then nothing is impossible. You do not have to rationalize as to how it is going to work; you simply do it. Have complete confidence your own wonderful human imagination.
So, where are you staying? Well, I will tell you where you are staying. That state of consciousness to which you most often return constitutes your dwelling place. You can watch it. Morning, noon and night you keep moving psychologically back to a certain state. You think you overcome it, and then you watch. Observe what you are doing. You will find yourself coming back time and time again to that same state with your same problems.
I find I do not like this state any longer, and if I don’t like this state, there are unnumbered states. What would you like now to experience? You name it. Having named it, then I must enter that state. As Blake said, “If the spectator could enter into these images in his imagination, approaching it on the fiery chariot of his own contemplative thought, if he could make a friend and companion of one of these images, then he would rise from the grave and they would meet in the air, and he would be happy.” [From “A Vision of the Last Judgment”]
You have to enter into the state, and not just see it as something on the outside. It’s actually entering into the state. Well, I entered into the state by bringing the state tome. I make there, here. I make then, now. Standing here–everyone here can do it, and do it now, but do not do it lightly, because it will work! If you desire to go to some place in this world new–maybe you can’t afford it or maybe you cannot afford the time, or maybe problems at the moment would deny that you should actually do it now. Well, don’t consider these things. Assume that you are in that place now. Assume that you are now in the position that you desire to be in business. Suppose, now, you want a promotion in your business, how would you see the world if you were promoted? Where would you sit in the company if you were promoted? What office would you occupy? Well, occupy that office! What desk would be yours? Sit at that desk. You are not robbing anyone of the job. The chances are they will be promoted, too.
All I need do, then, is simply–without asking the permission of anyone–appropriate it. We all have our problems–we all have them, but the solution is always there. I simply, then, appropriate the solution. I am not trying to deny the problem because this is a school of educative darkness and we are here, not to turn it into some home, but leave it as a school and just simply use it as a school. So, when the problems come, we simply solve them as we solve problems in school. That is why we are here, to use this talent.
You discover there is no external savior; it is all within you. That Savior within you is his own wonderful human imagination, who is ever aware of every imaginal act, and allows you to make every mistake in the world and suffers with you.
You can’t see imagination, but you have proof of imagination. You can’t see Me–the real Me, but you see the evidence–the proof of my activity; so do not look for Me as something objective to you, because “I” am within–your own wonderful human imagination.