Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Coin of Heaven...

There are 2 aspects of the conscious mind.
  • Thinking, which comes out of a state of consciousness. 
  • And the Imagination which is has the power to change the state of consciousness. 
When thinking is engaged, the Imagination is idle. You are free to choose what aspect of the mind you engage, but only if you are aware of the difference. You can Invest your mind 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

The following transcribed lecture from 1953, we have edited for a more contemporary translation. Neville makes this VERY clear and uses the example of a black man in the '50s who overcame the self-imposed limitation of his race, with astonishing results!


SOUND INVESTMENTS
Neville Goddard 1953

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 speaking with great authority 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 of mind 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

and thought is the coin of heaven;

 it is the money of heaven. And so the thought I entertain now, the thought to which I give my consent to, is either my investment, or

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beliefs... a Product of the Intellect

Isn't it interesting... that even asking the question, 'Isn't it interesting', immediately takes us out of 'what is' and deep into 'mind'... deep into the intellect? 
Let us choose LOVE instead!
These words from Krishnamurti point it out:

"Surely, a man 
who is understanding life does not want beliefs.

A man who loves, has no beliefs... he loves. 

It is the man who is consumed by the intellect who has beliefs

because intellect is always seeking security, protection; it is always avoiding danger, and therefore it builds ideas, beliefs, ideals, behind which it can take shelter.

 What would happen if you dealt with violence directly, now? 

You would be a danger to society; and because the mind foresees the danger, it says "I will achieve