How much do I want to read more? 9/10
Wow I didn't expect such an introduction with fascinating biblical stories. I'm not into biblical stuff, but it's mind blowing.
Neville's interpretations of those Allegories are brillant, they reveal hidden gems that can provoke a shift of paradigm.
It just made me thirsty for more.
God’s name was spelled YOD HEY VAV HEY.
It contains in itself the whole secret of creation:
- First we are aware (YOD),
- Out of this awareness comes our ability to imagine (HEY) something that isn't here yet
- VAV (nail) is our ability to feel what we desire. As we feel it, we become aware of it, and it becomes.
- The final (HEY) means the visible world constantly witness that of which I am aware of.
"The world constantly molds itself in harmony with what you are consciously being."
"Maybe you do not want to be other than what you are, But you have the capacity to feel what it would be like were you now other than what you are."
"As you assume that you are that which you want to be, you have completed the name of God or the YOD HEY VAV HEY."
The Son’s name is almost like the Father’s name. YOD HEY VAV SHIN AYIN.
you have the ability to conceive and to become that which you conceive. (power of creation)
The additional SHIN (tooth) is the ability to remove/cut/consume/devour that of which I brought to birth in my ignorance and now dislike. Or I would be condemned forever to live with all my mistakes.
For anything to be real in my world, I need to keep it alive in my consciousness.
The father doesn't have a "tooth" (THIN) because nothing can cease to be in the absolute world. His consciousness embraces it all.
Once I give expression to anything, it remains locked forever in the absolute world. But in the creator's infinite mercy, we are given this ability to become detached from the burden we created in our ignorance.
The story of genesis:
God is man’s consciousness, his awareness, his I AMness.
The cornerstone on which all things are based is man’s concept of himself.
The first creative act of man was symbolized in a profound sleep, which is the state the more akin to touch our imagination without getting distracted by our senses.
This very first creative act also shows that the only substance being used was man himself:
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman.”
An angel is a messenger of God. You are God, as you have just discovered, for your consciousness is God, and you have an idea, a message. You are wrestling with an idea you can contemplate but you don't believe you can become it.
"You would like to transform yourself and become that which reason and your senses deny."
"When you actually feel that you are it, something goes out of you."
You become for a moment, after a successful meditation, incapable of continuing in the act, as though it were a physical creative act.
If the hunger persists you did not explode the idea within you, you did not actually succeed in becoming conscious of being that which you wanted to be.
"If I can feel that I am that which but a few seconds ago I knew I was not, but desired to be, then I am no longer hungry to be it. I am no longer thirsty because I feel satisfied in that state. Then something shrinks within me, not physically but in my feeling, in my consciousness, for that is the creativeness of man."
That is so beautiful. I'm in awe.
The King Judha
Isaac the blind man
LESSON 1 - CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE ONLY REALITY
I hope that everyone in this class has a very clear picture of what he desires, for I am convinced that you can realize your desires by the technique you will receive here.
ancient storytellers were allegorical pictures to illustrate lessons they wanted to convey.
God’s name was spelled, YOD HEY VAV HEY.
YOD, the hand (creation).
HE, the window (eye)
VAV, the nail (binding things together)
HEY, window (eye) again
You are aware of being aware—that is the first letter. Out of this awareness all states of awareness come.
eye, is your imagination, your ability to perceive. You imagine or perceive something which seems to be other than Self.
VAV, is your ability to feel you are that which you desire to be. As you feel you are it, you become aware of being it. To walk as though you were what you want to be is to take your desire out of the imaginary world and put the VAV upon it.
You have completed the drama of creation. I am aware of something. Then I become aware of actually being that of which I was aware.
The fourth and last letter in the name of God is another HEY, another eye, meaning the visible objective world which constantly bears witness of that which I am conscious of being. You do nothing about the objective world; it always molds itself in harmony with that which you are conscious of being.
Maybe you do not want to be other than what you are, But you have the capacity to feel what it would be like were you now other than what you are.
As you assume that you are that which you want to be, you have completed the name of God or the YOD HEY VAV HEY.
The Son’s name is almost like the Father’s name. YOD HEY VAV SHIN AYIN.
means that you are aware; aware of something; you became aware of being that of which you were aware.
you have the ability to conceive and to become that which you conceive. That is the power of creation.
Mind you, the Father and the Son are one. But when the Father becomes conscious of being man he puts within the condition called man that which he did not give unto himself. He puts a SHIN for this purpose: a SHIN is symbolized as a tooth. A tooth is that which consumes, that which devours.
I, in my ignorance, brought to birth certain things I now dislike and would like to leave behind me. Were there not within me the flames that would consume it, I would be condemned forever to live in a world of all my mistakes.
Man is incapable of seeing other than the contents of his own consciousness.
If I now become detached in consciousness from this room by turning my attention away from it, then, I am no longer conscious of it.
It can only live within my objective world if I keep it alive within my consciousness.
It is the SHIN, or a tooth, in the Son’s name that gives him absolute dominion. Why could it not have been in the Father’s name? For this simple reason: Nothing can cease to be in the Father.
If I once give it expression, forever and ever it remains locked within the dimensionally greater Self which is the Father. But I would not like to keep alive within my world all of my mistakes. So I, in my infinite mercy, gave to myself, when I became man, the power to become detached from these things that I, in my ignorance, brought to birth in my world.
These are the two names which give you dominion. You have dominion if, as you walk the earth, You become aware of something you would like to express or possess. You have the ability to feel that you are and possess that which but a moment before was imaginary.
the embodying of your assumption, is completely outside of the offices of a three-dimensional mind. It comes to birth in a way that no man knows.
prayer is the secret of changing the future.
The Bible reveals the key by which man enters a dimensionally larger world for the purpose of changing the conditions of the lesser world in which he lives.
A prayer granted implies that something is done in consequence of the prayer, which otherwise would not have been done. Therefore, man is the spring of action, the directing mind, and the one who grants the prayer.
The stories of the Bible contain a powerful challenge to the thinking capacity of man.
With a little imagination we may easily trace the psychological sense in all the stories of the Bible.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him.” Gen. 1:26, 27
God and man are one, and that man has dominion over all the earth.
The question arises: What is God? God is man’s consciousness, his awareness, his I AMness.
The drama of life is a psychological one in which we bring circumstances to pass by our attitudes rather than by our acts.
The cornerstone on which all things are based is man’s concept of himself.
He acts as he does, and has the experiences that he does, because his concept of himself is what it is, and for no other reason. Had he a different concept of himself, he would act differently and have different experiences.
Man, by assuming the feeling of his wish fulfilled, alters his future in harmony with his assumption, for assumptions, though false, if sustained, will harden into fact.
The undisciplined mind finds it difficult to assume a state which is denied by the senses. But the ancient teachers discovered that sleep, or a state akin to sleep, aided man in making his assumption.
Therefore, they dramatized the first creative act of man as one in which man was in a profound sleep. This not only sets the pattern for all future creative acts, but shows us that man has but one substance that is truly his to use in creating his world and that is himself.
“And the Lord God (man) caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman.” Gen. 2:21, 22
Before God fashions this woman for man he brings unto Adam the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air and has Adam name them. “Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”
If you will take a concordance or a Bible dictionary and look up the word thigh as used in this story you will see that it has nothing to do with the thigh. It is defined as the soft parts that are creative in a man, that hang upon the thigh of a man.
The ancient storytellers used this phallic frame to reveal a great psychological truth. An angel is a messenger of God. You are God, as you have just discovered, for your consciousness is God, and you have an idea, a message. You are wrestling with an idea, for you do not know that you are already that which you contemplate, neither do you believe you could become it. You would like to, but you do not believe you could.
You would like to transform yourself and become that which reason and your senses deny.
As you wrestle with your ideal, trying to feel that you are it, this is what happens. When you actually feel that you are it, something goes out of you. You may use the words, “Who has touched me, for I perceive virtue has gone out of me?”
You become for a moment, after a successful meditation, incapable of continuing in the act, as though it were a physical creative act. You are just as impotent after you have prayed successfully as you are after the physical creative act. When satisfaction is yours, you no longer hunger for it. If the hunger persists you did not explode the idea within you, you did not actually succeed in becoming conscious of being that which you wanted to be. There was still that thirst when you came out of the deep.
If I can feel that I am that which but a few seconds ago I knew I was not, but desired to be, then I am no longer hungry to be it. I am no longer thirsty because I feel satisfied in that state. Then something shrinks within me, not physically but in my feeling, in my consciousness, for that is the creativeness of man.
“When you pray believe that you have received, and you shall receive.” When the physical creative act is completed, the sinew which is upon the hollow of man’s thigh shrinks, and man finds himself impotent or is halted. In like manner when a man prays successfully he believes that he is already that which he desired to be, therefore he cannot continue desiring to be that which he is already conscious of being. At the moment of satisfaction, physical and psychological, something goes out which in time bears witness to man’s creative power.
Our next story is in the 38th chapter of the book of Genesis.
It's about a king whose name is Judah.
Tamar is his daughter-in-law. The word Tarmar means a palm tree or the most beautiful.
She is gracious and beautiful to look on.
palm tree blossoms even in the desert.
There is nothing more desirable to a man moving across a desert than the sight of a palm tree.
our objective is the palm tree.
Whatever it is that you and I want, what we truly desire, is personified in the story as Tamar the beautiful.
King Judah, comes by; and he is so in love with her, he wants to offers her a kid.
She said, “What will you give me as a pledge that you will give me a kid?”
“Give me your ring, give me your bracelets, and give me your staff.”
So he did. And gave her a son.
Man has one gift that is truly his to give, and that is himself. He has no other gift, as told you in the very first creative act of Adam by getting the woman out of himself. There was no other substance in the world but himself with which he could fashion the object of his desire.
In like manner Judah had but one gift that was truly his to give—himself, as the ring, the bracelets, and the staff symbolized, for these were the symbols of his kingship.
Man offers that which is not himself, but life demands that he give the one thing that symbolizes himself.
When he gives them he gives of himself.
Suppose I want security. I cannot get it by knowing people who have it.
I must become conscious of being secure.
Let us say I want to be healthy. Pills will not do it. Diet or climate will not do it. I must become conscious of being healthy by assuming the feeling of being healthy.
Merely looking at kings and presidents and noble people and living in their reflection will not make me dignified. I must become conscious of being noble and dignified and walk as though I were that which I now want to be.
When I walk in that light I give of myself to the image that haunted my mind, and in time she bears me a child; which means I objectify a world in harmony with that which I am conscious of being.
You are King Judah and you are also Tamar. When you become conscious of being that which you want to be you are Tamar.
Then you crystallize your desire.
No matter what stories you read in the Bible, no matter how many characters these ancient storytellers introduced into the drama, there is one thing you and I must always bear in mind—they all take place within the mind of the individual man. All the characters live in the mind of the individual man.
As you read the story, make it fit the pattern of self. Know that your consciousness is the only reality. Then know what you want to be. Then assume the feeling of being that which you want to be, and remain faithful to your assumption, living and acting on your conviction. Always make it fit that pattern.
Our third interpretation is the story of Isaac and his two sons: Esau and Jacob.
About a blind man being deceived by his second son into giving him the blessing which belonged to his first son.
The story stresses the point that the deception was accomplished through the sense of touch.
“And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him. . . . And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.” Gen. 27:21, 30
You are the blind father and both sons.
Isaac is old and blind, and sensing the approach of death, calls his first son Esau, a rough hairy boy.
The second son, Jacob, a smooth skin boy, overheard the request of his father. Desiring the birthright of his brother, Jacob, the smooth skinned son, slaughtered one of his father’s flock and skinned it. Then, dressed in the hairy skins of the kid he had slaughtered, he came through subtlety and betrayed his father into believing that he was Esau.
The father said, “Come close my son that I may feel you. I cannot see, but come that I may feel.” Note the stress that is placed upon feeling in this story.
He came close and the father said to him, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” And feeling this roughness, the reality of the son Esau, he pronounced the blessing and gave it to Jacob.
You are told in the story that as Isaac pronounced the blessing and Jacob had scarcely gone out from his presence, that his brother Esau came in from his hunting.
This room in which you are seated is your present Esau. This is the rough or sensibly known world, known by reason of your bodily organs.
All of your senses bear witness to the fact that you are here in this room. Everything tells you that you are here, but perhaps you do not want to be here.
You can apply this toward any objective. The room in which you are seated at any time—the environment in which you are placed, this is your rough or sensibly known world or son which is personified in the story as Esau. What you would like in place of what you have or are is your smooth skinned state or Jacob, the supplanter.
By saying it does not exist you make it all the more real. Instead, you simply remove your attention from the region of sensation which at this moment is the room round about you, and you concentrate your attention on that which you want to put in its place, that which you want to make real.
In concentrating on your objective, the secret is to bring it here. You must make elsewhere here and then now imagine that your objective is so close that you can feel it.
Suppose at this very moment I want a piano here in this room. To see a piano in my mind’s eye existing elsewhere does not do it. But to visualize it in this room as though it were here and to put my mental hand upon the piano and to feel it solidly real, is to take that subjective state personified as my second son Jacob and bring it so close that I can feel it.
Isaac is called a blind man. You are blind because you do not see your objective with your bodily organs, you cannot see it with your objective senses. You only perceive it with your mind, but you bring it so close that you can feel it as though it were solidly real now. When this is done and you lose yourself in its reality and feel it to be real, open your eyes.
When you open your eyes what happens? The room that you had shut out but a moment ago returns from the hunt.
It tells you that when you lost yourself in contemplation.
feeling that you now possess what you desire to possess.
Look at this room. It denies that you are elsewhere.
You cannot retract. You gave it the right of birth and it is going to become objective within this world of yours.
Take the idea that you want to embody, and assume that you are already it. Lose yourself in feeling this assumption is solidly real. As you give it this sense of reality, you have given it the blessing which belongs to the objective world, and you do not have to aid its birth any more than you have to aid the birth of a child or a seed you plant in the ground.
The seed you plant grows unaided by a man, for it contains within itself all the power and all the plans necessary for self-expression.
Your present environment vanishes, all the circumstances of life change and make way for the coming of that to which you have given your life. As you walk, knowing that you are what you wanted to be, you objectify it without the assistance of another.
The fourth story for tonight is taken from the last of the books attributed to Moses.
It is found in the 34th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy.
A man may sit down and write what he would like to have placed upon his tombstone, but here is a man who writes his own obituary. And then he dies.
“So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-Peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.” Deut. 34:5, 6, 7
You must this night—not tomorrow—learn the technique of writing your own obituary and so completely die to what you are that no man in this world can tell you where you buried the old man.
If you are now ill and you become well, and I know you by reason of the fact that you are ill, where can you point and tell me you buried the sick one?
If you are impoverished and borrow from every friend you have, and then suddenly you roll in wealth, where did you bury the poor man? You so completely rub out poverty in your mind’s eye that there is nothing in this world you can point to and claim, “that is where I left it.”
A complete transformation of consciousness rubs out all evidence that anything other than this ever existed in the world.
The most beautiful technique for the realizing of man’s objective is given in the first verse of the 34th chapter of Deuteronomy: “And Moses went up from the Plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the Lord shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan.”
You read that verse and say, “So what?” But take a concordance and look up the words. The first word, Moses, means to draw out, to rescue, to lift out, to fetch. In other words, Moses is the personification of the power in man that can draw out of man that which he seeks, for everything comes from within.
You draw from within yourself that which you now want to express as something objective to yourself.
You are Moses coming out of the plains of Moab. The word Moab is a contraction of two Hebraic words, Mem and Ab, meaning mother-father. Your consciousness is the mother-father; there is no other cause in the world. Your I AMness, your awareness, is this Moab or mother-father. You are always drawing something out of it.
The next word is Nebo. In your concordance Nebo is defined as a prophecy. A prophecy is something subjective. If I say, “So-and-so will be,” it is an image in the mind; it is not yet a fact. We must wait and either prove or disprove this prophecy.
In our language Nebo is your wish, your desire. It is called a mountain because it is something that appears difficult to ascend and is therefore seemingly impossible of realization. A mountain is something bigger than you are, it towers over you. Nebo personifies that which you want to be in contrast to that which you are.
The word Pisgah, by definition, is to contemplate. Jericho is a fragrant odor. And Gilead means the hills of witnesses. The last word is Dan the Prophet.
Now put them all together in a practical sense and see what the ancients tried to tell us. As I stand here, having discovered that my consciousness is God, and that I can by simply feeling that I am what I want to be transform myself into the likeness of that which I am assuming I am; I know now that I am all that it takes to scale this mountain.
I define my objective. I do not call it Nebo, I call it my desire. Whatever I want, that is my Nebo, that is my great mountain that I am going to scale. I now begin to contemplate it, for I shall climb to the peak of Pisgah.
I must contemplate my objective in such a manner that I get the reaction that satisfies. lf I do not get the reaction that pleases then Jericho is not seen, for Jericho is a fragrant odor. When I feel that I am what I want to be I cannot suppress the joy that comes with that feeling.
I must always contemplate my objective until I get the feeling of satisfaction personified as Jericho. Then I do nothing to make it visible in my world; for the hills of Gilead, meaning men, women, children, the whole vast world round about me, come bearing witness. They come to testify that I am what I have assumed myself to be, and am sustaining within myself. When my world conforms to my assumption the prophecy is fulfilled.
If I now know what I want to be, and assume that I am it, and walk as though I were, I become it and becoming it I so completely die to my former concept of self that I cannot point to any place in this world and say: that is where my former self is buried. I so completely died that I defy posterity to ever find where I buried my old self.
But there are people living today who are still living in that state, getting poorer and poorer. They always like to talk about the old times. They never buried that man at all, he is very much alive within their world.
Moses was 120 years, a full, wonderful age as 120 indicates. One plus two plus zero equals three, the numerical symbol of expression.
I am fully conscious of being what I do not want to be.
But knowing this law by which a man transforms himself, I assume that I am what I want to be and walk in the assumption that it is done. In becoming it, the old man dies and all that was related to that former concept of self dies with it. You cannot take any part of the old man into the new man. You cannot put new wine in old bottles or new patches on old garments. You must be a new being completely.
As you assume that you are what you want to be, you do not need the assistance of another to make it so. Neither do you need the assistance of anyone to bury the old man for you.
You will so bury the past by remaining faithful to your new concept of Self that you will defy the whole vast future to find where you buried it. To this day no man in all of Israel has discovered the sepulchre of Moses.
You must apply them every day of your life. Even though the chair on which you are now seated seems hard and does not lend itself to meditation you can, by imagination, make it the most comfortable chair in the world.
Consciousness is the one and only reality. Therefore, we must form the object of our desire out of our own consciousness.
People have a habit of slighting the importance of simple things, and the suggestion to create a state akin to sleep in order to aid you in assuming that which reason and your senses deny is one of the simple things you might slight.
The first step in changing the future is Desire, that is, define your objective—know definitely what you want.
Second: Construct an event which you believe you would encounter FOLLOWING the fulfillment of your desire—an event which implies fulfillment of your desire—something which will have the action of Self predominant.
The third step is to immobilize the physical body and induce a state akin to sleep. Then mentally feel yourself right into the proposed action, imagine all the while that you are actually performing the action HERE AND NOW. You must participate in the imaginary action, not merely stand back and look on, but FEEL that you are actually performing the action, so that the imaginary sensation is real to you.
It is important always to remember that the proposed action must be one which FOLLOWS the fulfillment of your desire, one which implies fulfillment. For example, suppose you desired promotion in office. Then being congratulated would be an event you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire.
induce a state bordering on sleep, a drowsy state, but one in which you are still able to control the direction of your thoughts, a state in which you are attentive without effort. Then visualize a friend standing before you. Put your imaginary hand into his. Feel it to be solid and real, and carry on an imaginary conversation with him in harmony with the FEELING OF HAVING BEEN PROMOTED.
The difference between FEELING yourself in action, here and now, and visualizing yourself in action, as though you were on a motion-picture screen, is the difference between success and failure.
The difference will be appreciated if you will now visualize yourself climbing a ladder. Then, with eyelids closed imagine that a ladder is right in front of you and FEEL YOURSELF ACTUALLY CLIMBING IT.
Experience has taught me to restrict the imaginary action. a single act, and to re-enact it over and over again until it has the feeling of reality. Otherwise, your attention will wander off.
If you decide to climb a particular flight of stairs, because that is the likely event to follow the fulfillment of your desire, then you must restrict the action to climbing that particular flight of stairs. Should your attention wander off, bring it back to its task of climbing that flight of stairs, and keep on doing so until the imaginary action has all the solidity and distinctness of reality.
You must, with the minimum of effort, permeate the mind with the feeling of the wish fulfilled.
Drowsiness facilitates change because it favors attention without effort, but it must not be pushed to the state of sleep in which you no longer are able to control the movements of your attention.
A most effective way to embody a desire is to assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled and then, in a relaxed and drowsy state, repeat over and over again like a lullaby, any short phrase which implies fulfillment of your desire, such as, “Thank you, thank you, thank you” as though you addressed a higher power for having given you that which you desired.
With your eyes closed and your physical body immobilized induce a state akin to sleep and enter into the action as though you were an actor playing the part. Experience in imagination what you would experience in the flesh were you now in possession of your objective. Make elsewhere HERE and then NOW. And the greater you, using a larger focus, will use all means, and call them good, which tend toward the production of that which you have assumed.
You are relieved of all responsibility to make it so, because as you imagine and feel that it is so your dimensionally larger self determines the means.
It should be a shock when you open your eyes and discover that you are not actually that which, a moment before, you felt you were, or felt you possessed.