How to cultivate your belief in the law
+ Neville's famous ladder exercise
Imagination is the basis of all that is. What is now proved to be true, as far as we are concerned, was once only imagined. Think of something in the world that is now to you real that wasn’t first Imagined. - Neville Goddard, Secret of Imagination
Something I used to initially struggle with and have seen others struggle with as well is the belief aspect, which is indispensable when manifesting. When you believe you know, and when you know, you manifest. If you want to become a conscious manifestor, the last thing you want to be is skeptical because as you know, the law states what what you assume to be true, is. If you assume the law isn’t real, then you’d be doing yourself a massive disservice but don’t worry, there are ways to develop that belief. Below are some ways in which you can start to test the law out for yourself and to gradually develop credence to give you the confidence and certainty that you can manifest anything, which will positively boost your self concept as well!
Before you read further: Take these suggestions as training wheels which you will no longer need once you've developed enough belief. For the sake of simplicity, I speak in terms of baby steps for those who struggle and want some sort of gradual guidance and starting small before feeling confident enough to manifest something “big”. There's no such thing as a "big" or a "small" manifestation, I use small to refer to insignificant manifestations in comparison to substantial life changes. Starting small isn't necessary, you are capable of literally anything. Furthermore, failure isn't real because you're always manifesting every aspect of your life. I am simply referring to instances where we don’t get what we want. Anyway. I’ll stop before I create more confusion. Let's begin!
Your life is nothing more than the out picturing of your imaginal activity, for your imagination fulfills itself in what your life becomes. - Neville Goddard, Believe It In
COINCIDENCES AREN'T REAL
Let's get this out of the way, there is no such thing as coincidences. Everything that has once presented itself within your 3D has always originated from you. Accepting this put it into perspective for me because I started to acknowledge that the reason I see anything in the 3D reminiscent of some recent thoughts was always because of me. This is a limiting belief we all grew up with which proposes the idea that what goes on around us is beyond our control, which is not true. We are always in control over what happens within our realities.
DON'T DOWNPLAY YOUR MANIFESTATIONS
This essentially ties with the whole concept of coincidence. Were you craving pizza and your best friend texted you the same day to ask if you wanted to go get pizza? Were you thinking about someone only for them to reach out to you in a matter of days? That was not a coincidence! That was you! Don't invalidate yourself by thinking that the occurrence of events in your life are merely connected by serendipity. The 3D is like a mirror that reflects back what you put in front of it (think about).
First of all, most of us do not even realize our own harvest when it confronts us. And if we do remember that we once imagined it, reason will tell us it would have happened anyway... Then, of course, it is easy to ignore the law, but "Blessed is the man who delights in the law of the Lord. In all that he does he prospers."- Neville Goddard, Believe It In
PICK AN OBJECT
This is the most common suggestion for doubters when developing belief comes up. Think of anything, literally anything, a purple car, a unicorn, a basketball, an angel number, even better if it's something you wouldn't see every day because when (not if, when) it manifests you'll KNOW it was you and you won't be inclined to say something like "aw well it was because of [an-external-force-that-wasn't-you excuse]". I remember when I first tried this out I decided to pick a red balloon which I was on the lookout for that day and sure enough, as I was driving down some street I saw a bunch of them outside of a pharmacy. I wasn't even in an environment where it would be expected such as a birthday party, which reminds me do not go out of your way to tamper with it, don't try to manifest a tree and run to the nearest park and call it a day. Let it be.
Also, here's something I was also initially curious about at first as well: you don't always stumble upon what you're manifesting physically. You could be driving on the freeway and see a billboard with a huge unicorn on it. You might go to the cinema and end up watching a whole scene about basketball even if the film isn't about sports. It could show up on your Pinterest home page or on your Tumblr dashboard. Nevertheless, don't think too much about how it'll show up. Just know that one way or another, it will.
"Look into the world and name one thing that wasn’t first imagined. Name anything in the world that does not now exist in your imagination: All things exist in the human imagination." - Neville Goddard, The Secret of Imagining
The day I decided to test this out and actually managed to find a red balloon I made the mistake of downplaying it by saying that red is the most common color for a balloon so of course I would see it. Because of this, I then decided to manifest a green one instead, which I was a bit nervous about because it's less common and if I didn't see one I'd be disappointed. You know what happened? I saw one inside of a store within two hours. Two hours. Don't let your feelings of doubt meddle. Who cares how strange your object is, you will see it. Take credit when it happens because as I've already stated, coincidences aren't real.
PICK AN AFFIRMATION
This idea belongs to one of my favorite law of assumption blogs and I thought it was excellent. Here's what they wrote: "For now I suggest you see for yourself. Pick a small statement like: “I always get compliments on my hair” or “I always find money on the street”, whatever you’d like, and repeat that every day, whenever the concept comes to your mind. Allow yourself to believe that statement, do not stress about it, do not worry, just state it and move on to whatever you were about to do. I promise you that evidence of that statement will soon start to appear." - Manifesting 101
USE A NOTEBOOK
This one is great for keeping track of all your success stories, carry a small notebook with you! In mine, I would write down any changes I was noticing in my 3D that resonate with what I'm manifesting. For example, if I'm manifesting beauty I would jot down points like:
I woke up feeling prettier than usual today
I received a few stares at the mall
A guy gave me his number
The barista said she loved my hair
These serve as "evidence" that I'm getting what I want and I think it can be especially helpful for those of you who are anxious about results and aim to find proof within the 3D, which can and should be worked on but I digress. Additionally, having this list can be motivational and encouraging which only strengthens your belief system (the goal of this post, of course). Whatever you feel is a direct outcome of your affirmations/thoughts, write it right down in your little notebook. You'll be ecstatic over how quickly your list grows!
NEVILLE'S LADDER EXERCISE
The ladder experiment is brought to you by the one and only Neville Goddard! This is an exercise he used to instill belief among those who were unsure about the law and continues to be used in the present day by skeptics and beginners. The idea of it is that you visualize yourself climbing a ladder, and soon enough it'll materialize in the 3D. Here's how to do it. 1.
Think of a ladder - Be as specific as you can. What color is it? What material is it made of? How tall is it?
Imagine climbing it - See from your perspective actually grabbing the ladder and climbing it, stepping on it, how it feels in your hands, reach the top, come back down. Feel it real. This part may get boring and repetitive, but try your best to remain focused! Repeat the scene until you fall asleep.
Say "I will not climb a ladder" - Throughout the day, rem The idea is to let go of the need to climb a ladder. Leave notes where you'll see the reminder throughout the day or make it your phone's background. "Telling yourself you won't climb a ladder was to demonstrate that though in our waking life in 3D, everything tells us that what we imagined the night before won't happen or is not here or seems impossible, will actually come to pass" - x
Release after three days - Within a week, you should stumble upon an opportunity to climb a ladder exactly like the one you visualized.
hxneydreamer's success story trying out this exercise
HOW TO MANIFEST SOMETHING SMALL
There are different ways to manifest, but to start off you can try either of these two:
affirming - see previous point
visualizing - See it in your head. Depending on what it is, think about what it looks like, sounds like, feels like, etc. Imagine the scent and softness of a rose's petals, the flavor and aroma of a cup of coffee, the texture and sound of a basketball's dribble. After you've given it some thought, let it go and proceed with your day.
Below is a video I really like (which was the same one that helped me manifest a text from SP within 24 hours) that may help you too. The details she incorporates for visualizing can be used as a template for anything you'd like to manifest. ♡
Manifest A TEXT INSTANTLY From A SPECIFIC PERSON!!
Remember, it's okay if as of right now the law feels too good to be true and it's absolutely normal to feel skeptic about it, many of us started that way! Belief is one of the first things we all want to be certain of before getting more into it but don't worry, the more aware you become of how much control you really do have of the 3D the closer you'll be in your journey to becoming a conscious manifestor. Good luck!
Test yourself, and as you do you are testing Christ, for he is God's power and wisdom. It doesn't cost anything to test him, so try it. - Neville Goddard, All Things Are Possible
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