Your conscious mind is engaged on ONLY one thing at a time. You are free to choose what your mind is focused upon. You can Invest your thought on lovely things, or spend your thought unwisely on negative things. Self-talk is self prophecy because the mind, through the Imagination, is a creative device that is always ON. In the following transcribed lecture from 1953, Neville makes this VERY clear and uses the example of a back man in the '50s who overcame that self-imposed limitation with astounding results!
Neville Goddard 1953
Today's subject is "Sound Investments".
I want to share with you today what I consider one of the truly great revelations of all time.
On Sunday morning, April 12th, my wife woke from what was really a deep, profound sleep and as she was
waking a voice distinctly spoke to her; and the voice spoke to her; and the voice spoke with great authority and it said to her: "You must stop spending your thoughts, your time and your money; everything in life must be an investment." So she quickly wrote it down and went straight to the dictionary to look up the two important words in the sentence, 'spending' and 'investing': the dictionary defines 'spending' as "to waste, to squander, to layout without return." To 'invest' is to "layout for a purpose, for which a profit is expected" .
Then I began to analyze the sentence - "You must stop spending your thoughts, your time and your money, for everything in life must be an investment". As I dwelt upon it, I saw where everything is NOW; that through the portals of the present all time must pass, and this psychological NOW, the state in which I find myself now, does not recede into the past. It advances into my future.
So, what I do NOW is the all important thing