In short, “everyone is you pushed out” or EIYPO can be interpreted in three ways:
- People tend to reflect your assumptions, that is, assumptions about yourself as well as the world in general, so you want to carefully pick your thoughts and beliefs
- You unconsciously attract and “manifest” certain people the same way you would in lucid dreaming, only, you never realize it because it happens slowly
- There is an infinite amount of things and experiences out there, and the ones you get are those that reflect the images in your own mind, that is, what you focus on
The phrase “everyone is you pushed out” originally comes from Neville Goddard, a writer and mystic who has become popular for his theories about human imagination.
He believed that the Bible was essentially about human psychology and imagination, and that what we call God is our own ability to imagine and create things.
Goddard would often talk about imagination as well as faith, again, not in a religious sense — faith in the sense of a strong, persistent belief in one’s dreams.
Moving from separation to interconnectedness
One of the fundamental concepts behind manifestation techniques, the law of attraction, law of assumption etc. is the concept of unity, that is, seeing all things as interconnected rather than separated.
Mind you, this isn’t just a new theory by some online influencer — it has been a profound intuition reached by countless philosophers, psychologists, and mystics throughout human history.
Though the statement that “everyone is you pushed out” may sound too radical to some, it simply reflects the truth that there cannot be anything outside your consciousness and awareness.
If what we call the world is only the series of images, impressions, and perceptions of your own consciousness, then it follows that there is never an objective, independent world, but rather our own world.
From the point of view of anyone who’s into manifesting a better life, this is good news as it implies the world isn’t this totally random and chaotic place over which you have no control over.
Rather, the world, including other people, must in some way be connected to you and reflect what is already in you. Therefore, real change originates within and not without; it is internal and deliberate, not external and random.
Everyone is you pushed out: interpretations
Okay, so what’s the actual meaning of EIYPO — everyone else being yourself pushed out? Here are three possible interpretations of the phrase.
Which one resonates with you the most? Alternatively, would you like to share your own interpretation? Don’t forget to leave a reply at the end and share your thoughts!
1. The world reflects your assumptions
This seems to be the author’s message — everyone is you pushed out in the sense that everyone you meet and interact with in your life will always reflect your own assumptions, attitude, beliefs, and state of mind.
“I know from (…) experience that every person in my world only reflects a mood in me.” In other words, others’ behaviors and actions will never be completely random, but rather, a reflection of your mood.
- If I believe/assume people are good, their behavior will tend to reflect my belief
- If I believe/assume others respect and appreciate me, the way they interact with me will tend to reflect that
- If I believe/assume I am worthy of my goal, others will tend to prove my assumption by e.g. talking or acting in ways which bring my goal closer
- Since it is the physical world that reflects assumptions, and not vice versa, then it follows that one should always “pick” their assumptions carefully
2. The world is like a dream
Probably the most radical (and fascinating) interpretation. “Everyone is you pushed out” because what we call reality may only be a dream which only appears to be real just because we are in it.
Ever realized that you were dreaming… in a dream (lucid dreaming)? And, in that dream, found that you were in control, and things didn’t happen to you, but were somehow created by you? What if you could do the same in the material world?
What if the trick was to… just wake up? Goddard himself implies a similar idea when he writes: “the world outside of man is dead, but man is a living soul, and it responds to man, yet man is sound asleep and does not know it”.
- Just like you can, with practice, wake up in a dream and somehow control the dream, you can wake up in the real world and manifest what you want
- Your ability to make people and things appear out of nowhere may not be as fast/obvious as when you lucid dream, but it’s real nevertheless
- We call “real” what is relatively real; when we dream, the most bizarre things appear 100 percent real to us because we are in the dream
3. The world is what you focus on
You only see what you are. In other words, you can only see the side of people that already exists in you, in your mind. Cultivate a positive attitude and learn to focus on the good, and people will reflect that.
Each person has infinite traits and characteristics. The world contains an infinite amount of things (tangible and intangible). “The world is you pushed out” because you mainly see what you focus on, what’s already in you.
- The world will give you whatever your mind allows and focuses on; that’s why we should focus on what we actively want, not on what we dislike
- When we look at others, we mainly notice personality traits that we ourselves have, including negative ones
- Just like your entire life is made of what you predominantly focus on, the people you meet will tend to match that
Everyone is you pushed out: quotes
All the following quotes are from Neville Goddard himself, so hopefully they will give you an idea of what the author meant when he said “the whole world is yourself pushed out”.
If (…) I find a home that I want, I begin to imagine that I am living in that home. And then doubt sets in. With the result that that doubt materializes into a person. And that person has more money than I have, and he buys the home, leaving me out in the cold.
I know from that experience that every person in my world only reflects a mood in me. Everyone that I meet, whether I know them, or a stranger who buys the home that I wanted. When that doubt sets in, it materializes into a person.
The whole vast world is yourself pushed out. All that you behold, though it appears without, it is within, in your own wonderful human imagination, of which this world of mortality is but a shadow.
The whole vast world is no more than man’s imagination pushed out. I must qualify that by saying that the world outside of man is dead, but man is a living soul, and it responds to man, yet man is sound asleep and does not know it.
You do not have to be concerned about influencing others, as they are not the cause — your imaginal act is. Those who have a billion dollars are not causing your world. You and you alone are doing it, as your imaginal acts influence people. Everyone is yourself pushed out, so when you imagine you are influencing yourself.
The moment you think of influence, you reduce a miracle to magic. All the people in the world are only yourself pushed out. No one has the power to hold you back or promote you, for you are self promoted, or self restricted.
Practice the art of imagining, and you will discover you can go anywhere (…). Move in your imagination, and people will respond because of your action. Dare to assume you are wealthy, and watch everyone play their parts to provide you with the wealth you claim to have. They will, for they are only yourself pushed out.
Superficially, everyone understands that somehow there is a link between the inner world and the outer world.
You don’t need to be a psychologist or mystic. You don’t need a thousand sessions of deep meditation to “get it”.
For example, everyone would agree that our own attitude and expectations tend to shape whatever happens throughout the day.
Wake up and expect to have an amazing day, and that will probably happen. Same with negative expectations. Simple as that.
Now, the concept of “everyone is you pushed out” takes it to another level as it implies people are no less than your own reflection.
Or, the reflection of your mind, or mood, or state. So, when something happens in your life, where does it come from? It comes from you.
It doesn’t mean you are omnipotent. It doesn’t mean you have control over every single person and event in your life.
But it’s an empowering mindset to have. If the whole world is nothing but a reflection of what’s already inside you, you can choose your destiny.