Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Walking the Time-Tracks of your Mind...

Interpretedby Tim Che' from Neville Goddard 1954

I am going to ask a question which you can silently answer yourself:

“Have you lived this life of yours in such a way that you desire to live it again?”

Well, if you haven't, you'd better pay close attention, for I tell you that;

“Your next life is this life.”

When you awaken, and the inner eye is opened, it will be clear to you. You will see that unless man awakens and changes the tracks that he walks in this life… he will walk them forever. So, if you have not lived this life in such a way that you really desire to live it again, then you must start now to interfere with these tracks… these habits of your mind, and start laying new tracks.

Let me give you just one simple little vision; Lying on my bed, suddenly the inner-eye opened, and I saw a man casually dressed in working clothes walking the sidewalks of a major city. As he came to a hole that was open to receive coal, in fact the coal had just been delivered, he dropped something from his hand. He bent down to pick it up but instead of picking up the thing he dropped, he picked up huge hunks of coal that were scattered around the hole, and then my vision relaxed. When I re-concentrated the vision it was on the early part of that scene of the man walking down the sidewalk. He came to the man-hole, he dropped the item as he had in the previous state. He bent down and he picked up the coal, instead of the package, as he had done before. Everything was in detail. As I saw it for the second time, I said "Now that scene hasn't changed one bit." My attention again relaxed; when I re-concentrated it, it again was on the early part of the scene.

Now I could prophesy for that man; I knew exactly what he would do every moment of time right up to that manhole; that he would drop his package and not pick it up, but pick up the coal. I knew he would look into that manhole and then change his mind. I knew in detail what that man would do. You see…

We are walking tracks and the tracks are forever,

And by the mere curvature of time… your next life is this life. You simply replay it. So, if you have not lived your life in a way that you are proud of, you must start now and start laying new tracks in your mind today.

We have given you a system by which you change it. I say you are walking tracks because I know that we are standing forever in the presence of an infinite and eternal energy, and from this energy all things proceed, but they proceed according to pattern. This energy is moving in a certain pattern and the arrangement of your mind determines the pattern that it takes. You actually lay down these tracks within your mind and as this eternal energy flows over these tracks, you are presented with the
circumstances of your life.

The inner conversations of your mind give witness to the kind of tracks that you have laid down which the energy flows over. Pay close attention to your inner conversations. If your inner conversations are centered around ideas of lack, fear or negative emotion… or, if you are focused on things that you do not like or do not want in your world of experience…  Then I ask you today to start carrying on conversations within yourself from premises of fulfilled ideals; the man you want to be, or the woman you want to be.

If you have failed so far to embody your desires, begin now to assume that you are the man or woman you want to be. In your mind, carry on imaginary conversations with people who respect you, or those you want respect from. Carry on these conversations from the premises that they see in you the man and the woman that you want the world to see, just as though it was already true. These inner conversations are really the breeding ground of future action and will lay down new tracks. Then the Universal energy, which is always flowing, will flow over these new tracks and the conditions and the circumstances of life will change. If you do not lay new tracks, I will prophesy for you… You will find yourself repeating this life, but you will have no idea that you've done it all before.

I would like to take you now into the inner vision with me, and show you this room rising, everything rising in detail, like a three dimensional curtain ascending. You can see everything is moving up… and yet it seems to remain the same.

The ascension is happening every moment of time…

and is so automatic that the sleeping will not notice it. The whole world is ascending, and as it ascends the world remains the same. It's almost as though not a thing has happened, and so you can't see it. You can only see it all ascending when your inner-eye is opened.  But most people you see are totally asleep and unaware that they have been walking the same tracks forever.

So I bring you a message to make you conscious: Man must awake from the dream where he is
simply an automaton, moving like a machine. When he begins to awake, he discovers that he is not at all the man that he thought he was, seemingly walking the same tracks for eternity. He awakens into a new being, a new man.

Now, the new man is a man of new conversations. The Bible says, "Put off the former conversations, they belong to the old man that is corrupt, and put on the new man by a transformation of mind".

“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind”

The new man is identified with completely new words. At the highest level, he speaks only the kind things; he is incapable of any unlovely thought in the world; he is incapable of even listening to the unlovely for inwardly he speaks only the kind, only the loving things of the world. Then, something
awakens within the new man that was asleep. He awakens the second man, whose name correlate to the one called, Christ Jesus, in the Bible. That second man is your own wonderful, loving Imagination. When imagination awakes, it is incapable of being exercised in any way outside of the loving way. So every time you use your imagination lovingly, you are literally awakening this inner man and you're bringing more God into the world of Man. If I think of anyone in a loving way, I'm in contact with that being and that eternally flowing energy, flows toward him.

Now, let us exercise our Imagination and create a powerful Image. Do not see it just as some metaphorical picture; see it as an actual picture in your mind. Close your physical eyes and Imagine yourself at the very base of a wonderful waterfall; and Imagine the water is flowing beautifully down upon you. Then, imagine it's flowing through you as you direct this flow towards someone or something you think of.

This is how you awaken your creative power:

Just imagine yourself the center through which the water radiates. Then see that everyone in this world is rooted in a garden including you and God. So, we are all in God's garden, it's called Eden. Now, in God's garden, every man in the world has a plot, a little garden, and in that garden there are trees that grow. Imagine that you can see them. Some trees will be called health, some will be called wealth, the tree of dignity, the tree of nobility, the tree of being wanted. These trees may be withered, but they will never really die. They are just in need of water.

Then, imagine that you are watering the trees that you want to see in your world. Look with your mind's eye and see the leaves appear on what formerly was a barren plant. See the fruit appear on that tree and taste it with your mind if you can. You can also water the trees in someone else’s garden, remembering that his garden is your garden, and as you water it in his garden, he will begin to embody the very qualities that the tree is now beginning to bear and radiate.

Simply name the tree and whatever you name it, that it is. You name it and let the water flow towards it. Imagine it's growing healthily in that garden and see it put out its leaves and see it put out its fruit. If your friend is in need of employment, imagine water flowing towards his withered tree of employment. Wherever he is in the world, he will begin to radiate with the leaves and the fruits of employment. And in your mind, you will hear the thrill in his voice as he tells you of his good fortune.

For you see…
We are now in Eden, but we are asleep.

Mankind, also known as “ADAM” in the Bible, went sound asleep in Eden where he was only told to dress it and to keep it.

This is an important message to the depth of your soul… Everyone can do it and everyone should do it, and whenever you water the tree in anyone's garden at the same time you are watering your own garden in the eternal garden of God. God is the vine and you are the branches, and every individual can say the same thing. Individually, you are the central vine and everyone in your world is a branch in that vine.

So, you are rising, and when I, as a central vine, water any branch in my garden, at that same moment
I am being watered. I don't need to water my own. I am taking care of my own garden just by watering any of my many branches. From the root of my vine is the vine of everyone in the world.
Using your Imagination, you can bless everyone in the world. In doing so, the inner eye opens, the inner ear opens, the inner man of Imagination awakes and you see the most glorious world. It was always there to be seen; only we in our sleep had shut it out. We shut the whole wonderful golden world out by going to sleep and becoming a machine… an automaton.

Please, take me seriously for your next life is this life. You make this life what you want to make it because if you don't, you will find yourself walking over the same tracks and you won't even know it. As a sleeping person you don't know that you are walking the same tracks. If I could only take you within me and let you see through my inner eye, then you could watch all these robotic beings in the world. Their eyes appear to be open and they seem to be awake, but they're really sound asleep for they are repeating the same thing over and over.

Become conscious now!

As you become conscious you enter the most glorious circle of awakened humanity. I call it the conscious circle of humanity, or as my old teacher used to call it, "The Brothers". It simply means the awakened man and when he awakes they're all glorious beings for they are all the image of the Divine One.

So do it, and do it today. It is so simple that a child can do it. Start with the art of revision. At the end of this day, review today. If you come across some unlovely experience from the day, don't allow it… you rewrite the scene like a script writer for a play. Take that unlovely scene and rewrite it in your Imagination. Then, after making it a scene that you would like, you replay it. In your imagination you imagine the scene to be unfolding as you would like to have played it the first time. It is important that you play the scene as if you were playing you and seeing it through your eyes. In your Imagination, do not look at yourself in the scene; look at the scene FROM your character. If you allow yourself… you can replay everything in the world.

Remember: the moment is never receding into the past as people think.
Every moment is advancing.

Now it may sound crazy to tell you that yesterday is today's future. You think that yesterday is in the past. However, by the curvature of time, what you think is in the past will confront you again and you will not know it unless you have awakened. The present moment is never receding; it is always advancing into the future to confront us. So, if you don't change it, you will simply find yourself repeating it over and over again. Fortunately, God's infinite mercy shuts out the memory of it, so whatever you are doing, you think you're doing it for the first time. But I ask you to awake! For my purpose is to awaken everyone in the world so that we may all

Enter the Brotherhood of Awakened Humanity.

Consider this; we are told there were '2 gifts given to man at birth'. I am not referring to a physical birth like when I left my mother's womb. I am referring to when I left the womb of my Father… the mind of God. That is the grand womb, the womb of creation when, before the world came into being, I was an idea in the mind of God. That idea was made perfect and was birthed as perfection. Then, I was sent into this world for a purpose… to be educated.  To facilitate this education, he gave me two gifts; He gave me His own mind and He gave me the gift of speech. These are the very things he used to create this world. He spoke the world into being and then gave me the same abilities as a gift.

So, we are given the gift of mind and speech.

If we learn use the gift wisely, and do it continually, we will be led into the realization, into the
fulfillment of our every desire. There is not one desire that is beyond our ability to realize. Then, when our bodies die and we leave this world into another dimension of our being, we will use these same two gifts, to bring us into the company of the blessed. If we do not use it wisely, we will continue in our circle of sleep as the curved line of time repeats over and over again.  If we use it wisely, we will finish our education and graduate. At graduation, the circle of recurrence will be broken and we will rise beyond all we thought we were and enter into eternity. Our return has been arranged since the beginning of time and our growth and expansion from this schoolroom called “Earth” is beyond our wildest dreams.

I have no doubt that everyone will eventually awake; but why not start the awakening process now? You can start it now by practicing the art of revision. You try it; don't treat it idly. Read over and over again

 Then, every day, never let the sun descend upon your wrath. Do not end your day with any vexation, or any problem. You can resolve it before you sleep and carry that resolved picture into sleep and you will find the inner man, your Imagination, awakening. Try it with your friends and Imagine that you are the grand waterfall, directing the gifts you have cultivated, and so bring life to any withered desires among them.

The Bible speaks of a lot of water. The mystic knows it does not mean water, the liquid. Mystically, water means truth, and when I see anyone in my mind's eye, in my Imagination, and see him free, I am giving him the only truth that will set him free. So, water your friend’s garden. Imagine the water is flowing through you, to his withered tree of health or success, and see the leaves begin to appear and watch as your friend becomes free… He becomes healthy, he becomes secure, he becomes loved. Then you will see those trees are also growing beautifully in your own garden, because as you water your friend’s garden, you are watering your own. This is how you awaken and as you practice, your awakened state will begin to stabilize and become permanent.

I urge you to interfere with your time track that you may do something about it. The passage of time cannot change it. If you wait, thinking there is going to be some change beyond the grave; I tell you, you will wait in vain.

There is no transforming power beyond the grave.
All transforming power is in man now.

You have the power right now to interfere with your time-track loop, and you interfere with it by simply changing one moment in the course of a day with your Imagination. Do not accept anything that happened as final, no matter how “factual” it seems. You know you had the experience, but do not accept it as true. Go back to that moment in your Imagination and rewrite it. Replay that moment as you would like it to be, and do it over and over in your mind’s-eye until that takes on the tones of reality. The tones of reality are feelings of relief, satisfaction and naturalness. As it takes on the tones of reality you have changed your future. Then, take another incident and change it. Keep on changing all the little episodes, all the little experiences, and make them conform to your more idealistic experience and re-live them all in the way that pleases you.
You might be saying to yourself, “Well, that's fooling yourself” or, “You can’t change the past”, but the past is just the story we tell ourselves about it when we “re-member” it. When we “Re-Member’ something we are putting it back together again and the way it is put together changes with time. When you re-member something, it seems real. It seems “factual”. But have you noticed that every time you remember something, it changes just a little? Like the elementary school game, ‘telephone’, where everyone sits in a circle and you whisper a phrase into the next persons ear, and it goes around the circle and comes back to you and it is nothing like the phrase you started with. That is “memory”. And we all believe it is real and true. But, it is just the story you tell yourself about it. So why not tell a good story? Or a great one? Just try it. Try it and see if the inner man, the Imagination, will not awaken and when he awakens you will see a world that is mechanically repeating. You will see a world that's a machine and everyone in the entire world playing their parts. They have been playing them forever, and will continue to play them on the curvature of time until they snap out of it and rise from the dead. As you are told,

"Awake, you that sleep and rise from the dead."

We all “went out” from the father to learn from the Prodigal journey(click to read). The Prodigal journey is a state of consciousness called “sleep”. To the awakened, the state of consciousness called sleep looks like death. When our prodigal education is finished, we exit from these repeating cycles and return to hear the decree:

"He that was lost is found, and he that was dead is alive again".

So this state of lost-ness is likened unto death and the only purpose now is to rise. Your true purpose is not to amass a fortune, although you are entitled to it. It is not to become famous, although you are entitled to it… but simply to awake from the state of sleep. I know of no other way to awaken a man except to show him how mechanical he is. If you will take and practice seriously the art of revision, the inner-eye will open and you will have the experiences of the awakening described by the New
Testament and testified by my own experience. Then, your abilities will find the inner-eye peering into a city that may be 2000 miles away and you will see it more clearly than any experience in your normal life, and you will watch the looping, time-tracks of men. And watching, you will prophecy for them as they unknowingly repeat themselves. You will then long for them to awaken so that they can begin to change the tracks that they walk, and rise into the brotherhood of awakened humanity.

 Take this seriously. If this seems a bit too mystical for you, get over it. Just try it. It costs you nothing and you will find, in the trying, a whole new world opening up. I am giving you the food on which the awakened feed. They feed on new ideas; they change their values and change all their meanings in the world. In your awakening, you won't have the same meanings as last year; You won’t have the same values as last year, because the motives you had last year might have been along a different set of tracks. Then, all of a sudden, things change and you can't place value where formerly you placed it. You can't place it on wealth, you can't place it on names, you can't place it on recognition. All your values change and then you begin to inwardly see a new and wonderful world.

This place you find yourself in, called the “world”, is the true garden of which I speak. Don't believe for one moment you are in exile…

This wonderful, visible, objective world of ours is not a place of exile,
It's the living garment of my father.

 And my father is the original Imaginer… the source of everything in existence. It really is his living garment but it cannot be seen by those who are sleeping. Individual men come as they begin to awaken and they will interpret for you this strange discordant harmony. If you are asleep, and I tell you that everything in your world is related to the activity in your own mind, you can't see it, and so you can't quite see that this discord is related to you because you don’t think that way and are not conscious of it.

If you were conscious of the activity within you,
You would see everything related to yourself, your own being.

 Watch closely the activity within you. Do not judge it. Just begin noticing it and you will begin to awaken. Then you will discover this wonderful world has a voice for you that speaks of things behind the veil of your own mind. For behind your face right now there is an activity, an activity of your own imagination. And that activity, could you see it, you would see it projected as the conditions and circumstances of your life. Not one thing is out of order.

Change the activity in your mind and you change the world in which you live.
 You change that activity by the changing of your inner speech, for…

Speech mirrors your mind,
And your mind mirrors God.

If you don't change the speech, then you haven't changed the activity in your mind. And, if you don't change the activity in your mind, then you can't change the conditions of your life, for…

Your life is only bearing witness of this inner action of your mind.

Take a moment now and reflect upon your life, be it ten years, or be it sixty years. If you can't say
within yourself, "I would want to live this again if I had the freedom of choice", then you better start right now changing it, because I make you a prophesy, I make you a promise…

Your next life is this life.

So if you cannot now in reflection say "I desire to live it again", then start today to lay down new tracks. If you don't, you're going to live it again and you will be completely unaware that you have done it all before. It is so altogether automatic and effortless as you walk the tracks and you can't stop walking them. You've laid them down and you will walk them. The curvature of time will bring you back and back and back, forever and forever until you break the cycle and you begin to awaken. When you awaken you enter a circle of awakened humanity. And I'll tell you, you will know them more intimately than anyone you now know in the state of sleep. There is not a person on earth that you know as intimately as those who have awakened when you are awake.

When you go into their presence and you mingle with them, you become one. You do not lose your identity. In fact, you tend ever toward greater and greater individualization. You never become absorbed and lose your identity. As you awaken, you awaken to the being that you always were but you had forgotten it because you went sound asleep on a prodigal journey. There is a beauty in the inner man that the outer has never touched and never scarred. As you awaken, they will be there to meet you because they are waiting eagerly for you to break the circle of recurrence. So you try it.

“Rouse thyself! Why sleepest thou O Lord? Awake!”

I promise you that I will water your garden but it won't awaken you. It may help bring lovelier things
into your world and will certainly make mine more beautiful, but it will not really break the circle for you. Many are sound asleep enjoying lovely things and the thirst for the truth is not yet upon them. I am inviting you to awaken by the daily application of the principle of revision… by daily watching your inner actions and see if they correspond to the actions you desire to perform in the outer world.
Watch your conversations, both inner and outer, carefully. Are they from premises of fulfilled desires? If they're not, go back and revise them in your Imagination and make them actually correspond to the ideal you want to embody in this world. I know from experience and have no doubt in my mind that to awaken you must apply your Imagination and you start with “Re-vision”.

This knowledge I have given you is of no avail unless it's applied. A little knowledge if carried out in action is more profitable than much knowledge which you neglect to carry out in action. If you had all the knowledge in the world and you didn't put it into practice, you wouldn't awaken. It only has meaning and usefulness when it is applied.

So start this day revising, and watch the circle begin to snap, watch the eye begin to open. I tell you there isn't a gift on earth, there isn't a possession in the world that you would want more than the opening of the eye when the eye opens. That's why I say your values change, the meaning of life changes, for you wouldn't sell the eye that opens for all the wealth of the world; you wouldn't exchange it for any recognition in the world now conferred upon the so-called great. You can see the so-called great all equally sound asleep, playing their parts, walking curved lines and repeating over and over again. Then you snap out of it and move into a wonderful world of awakened humanity and there you see these glorified beings, but really glorified beings, who preceded you into the conscious circle of awakened humanity.


  1. Beautiful article, and I like the use of the garden analogy... I would really love to get more information of visualizing myself watering my trees in my garden of Eden. Is there a particular lecture where he makes reference to imagining our desires as trees.

    1. There are other references, search the blog but make sure you are on the neville blog, not lifestyle luminaries... they look the same. One of my favorites is when he tells his vision, "I see men as trees walking." and awakened men seen as stags with huge antlers reaching to the sky.