When it comes to manifestation…

  • 10 percent is knowing exactly what you want
  • 80 percent is overcoming the limits of the rational mind
  • And the remaining 10 happens naturally

Since silencing the mind is the most important part, it makes sense to have positive phrases, affirmations, or self-reminders you can always go back to.

This is the purpose of “isn’t it wonderful” by Neville Goddard. No, it won’t change your life. Yes, it will help you achieve your goals faster.

Keep reading…

About Neville Goddard

If you’re into manifestation, you’ve probably heard of Neville Goddard already.

Born in Barbados, he then emigrated to New York where he worked as a professional dancer. He eventually gave up his dancer career to study mysticism.

If I were called upon to name a man that I would consider my teacher, I would name Abdullah. I studied with that gentleman for five years.

It was in New York that Goddard met an Ethiopian rabbi — his name was Abdullah — that introduced him to mysticism, spirituality, and esotericism.

In particular, Abdullah taught him the Kabbalah and the idea that the world exists in one’s consciousness, rather than the other way around.

Eventually, Goddard developed his own spiritual theories and techniques and gave talks and published quite a few books on the subject.

Neville’s methods, especially his law of assumption, recently became popular thanks to social media.

Neville Goddard and manifestation

Neville would often say that feeling is the secret — that’s even the title of one of his books.

The idea is that our reality is determined for the most part by the way we think and feel about things.

In other words, things don’t always just happen to us, but it’s our own subconscious beliefs and automatisms that tend to shape reality.

Think positive and you’ll get positive things in return. This is a very basic concept — everyone understands this.

According to Goddard’s theories, however, our thoughts and feelings (our assumptions) are much more powerful in the sense that they can literally change our reality in miraculous ways.

This is why we use the word “manifestation” — when we put the law of assumption into practice, what we want seems to just magically pop out of nowhere.

“Isn’t it wonderful” manifestation method

Manifestation, however, isn’t always easy because the rational mind often gets in the way and says no.

And virtually all manifestation methods have two objectives — getting really clear on what you want, and conditioning the mind:

  • By having clarity, you have a clear picture of what you actually want in your conscious and subconscious mind
  • And through conditioning, you train the logical mind to surrender to your own truth i.e. the feeling of having what you desire

By silently repeating affirmations such as “isn’t it wonderful that…” you essentially train the mind to focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.

This is similar to asking yourself, for example, why things are working out for you (rather than having the unhelpful why me attitude).

And by using the same affirmations over and over again, you also practice what Neville Goddard would call the mental diet (full explanation here).

Now, manifestation is never as easy as simply repeating things. The “isn’t it wonderful” method is simply a self-reminder that helps you focus on your goals.

If you’re serious about manifesting what you want, I highly recommend you start implementing many different other practices such as visualization and SATS.

Isn’t it wonderful that…

  • Everything is working out for me?
  • Things are going my way?
  • Good things are coming soon?
  • I am about to manifest my dreams?

Or — for those who may want a more realistic approach — isn’t it wonderful that…

  • I get to work toward my dreams daily?
  • I have the ability to choose the best mindset?
  • My own success depends on me?
  • I know exactly what I want in life?

Once you are clear on what the end goal is — this is the first, most fundamental step that many skip — you can use affirmations as a self-reminder.

Remember: it always feels awkward at first. The rational mind doesn’t like anything that doesn’t match its idea of reality.

But then eventually it will surrender to the thoughts and feelings we consciously choose to adopt.

Especially when such thoughts and feelings happen during altered states of consciousness such as meditation.

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