Thursday, August 27, 2009

1 Minute

Hi Friends,

recently my car was involved in an accident at the post office. (see picture below for picture of Post Office Meets Car - Not My car ) Now I might say accident but I also had bridges of incident take me there, keep me physically safe, and give me what I desired. Several weeks ago I looked at my car which had a couple of scraps on my bumper and decided it would be great to have those fixed. That is all I said to myself and I allowed me to feel it was done.

Then I totally forgot about it until it happened. I thought it was interesting to be involved. At first I heard a huge crash with glass and the building shook. We looked out the entrance and exit I had come in and planned on going out and where there now was a car lodged in the door way.

There was an eye witness and saw the whole thing from the roof. Now why he was on the roof on his cell phone of the post office I couldn't tell you. He was the one who told me she hit my car with her front end after she fainted while she was backing out of the post office parking stall. She also seemed to be not physically hurt. Shook up, yes, but really hurt it didn't look like it. Now one of my on going phrases that I say often is I intend safety for car, and myself and those in and around my car. It looked like she didn't get really hurt despite running into a building backward and neither did her passenger. Both shook up but didn't see any blood and they both walked away from the crash.

As I took in the sight I realized that timing was everything as in my safety. I was 30 seconds to 1 minute from walking out the door where the car now was. If I would have got to the post office early by 1 minute I would have walked out into an accident and who knows what that would have caused. At first my mind was very grateful and felt lucky that I was not involved in the crash physically. By imagining what "could have happened" made me feel vulnerable. I didn't realize I had done it until after the ER visit. A few days day I ended up in the hospital with some thing that the doctors couldn't find an answer too. I went because it was described by the web advice as appendicitis. Had all the symptoms but on the left side instead of the right side. I slept mostly for the next 60 hours over that weekend after this visit with this mysterious thing I didn't imagine specifically.

As I thought back to what I created in the first place my car being fixed which is where it is now at the shop getting fixed by another insurance. The person fainted who smacked my car with her front end but I still was able to drive my car after it - which is what I would want. The damage was like over $1200. I got what I imagined each time in these scenario. One was a new bumper, one was vulnerability - feeling I couldn't control my life and yet I started the chain of events. Or another way to put it is anything can happen to you idea. Each imagining came about and was fulfilled.

Now did I want to be in the hospital? No. Did I want someone to hit my car. No again. But the Universe picks the easiest way to deliver to you what you feel. My first feeling about getting the car fixed was not really strong but a desire went out and got delivered about a month later. Now when I felt vulnerable I felt it with gusto. With adrenaline and conviction going through my body. One I played the creator. One I played the supposed victim of the story.

Each brings to it its own fulfilment.

"I say imagination creates reality, and if this premise is true then imagination fulfills itself in what your life becomes. Although I have changed the words, what I am saying is not new. Scripture says it in this manner: "Whatsoever you desire, believe you have received it and you will." This statement goes back two thousand years, yet even before that Jeremiah tells of the same principle in his story of the potter and his clay.

But until imagination becomes a part of your normal, natural currency of thought, you will not act consciously. Like breathing, this awareness must become so much a part of you that you will not turn to the left or the right to praise or blame anyone. When you know this presence it will not matter if you started life behind the eight-ball, or in a palace; as a poor, or a rich child; you will realize that life is always externalizing what you are imagining.

Lacking the knowledge of this principle, you can reproduce your environment - be it pleasant or unpleasant - forever and ever, as you feed your imagination on what your senses dictate. But knowing this principle, you can ignore the present, and untethered by the so-called facts of life, you can imagine the present as you desire it to be and feed upon your desire, rather than its omission." Neville Lecture 72 IMAGINATION FULFILLS ITS SELF

Each I created a feeling in my body of Living in the End. One was faster than the other based on the emotional feeling of one being strong and one being a done deal. The emotional component speed up the the creation. From Neville Lecture 405 -Live In the End ( can get here )

"Now, can you believe that you are now the man that you would like to be, though at the moment of your assumption, reason denies it? And your senses deny it? Can you really conceive a scene – a scene, which if true, would imply the fulfillment of your dream? Just imagine it. Certainly you can imagine it, but the problem is: will you believe it? Will you believe in the reality of the thing imagined?

If I could this very moment imagine myself into a state – any state at all – and dwell in it, well now, what is “dwelling in it”? Well, I’m dwelling in it. Well, that’s Christ! And that is the resurrecting power of the universe. So, if I remain in a state, I will resurrect it and objectify it in my world. But I have to select it and enter the state. If the spectator could enter into any of these states in his imagination, approaching the state on the fiery chariot of his contemplative thought – what would it be like if it were true? How would I feel if I were now the man that I would like to be? How would I know that I could become it?

Well, first, as I assume that I am it, let me think of my friends – those who really would rejoice with me were it true. Let me imagine that I am seeing them in my mind’s eye. How do they see me? If what I am assuming is true, they should see me as I am seeing myself, and if they are friends, they should rejoice with me. So, let me now assume that I am seeing reflected on the face of a friend that which, if I saw it, would imply he sees in me that which I have assumed that I am. Will that work? Try it! I tell you, from my own personal experience, it works."

I LOVE how Neville Goddard tells us to test it for ourselves. When I first started learning the law I created with blind faith many things very quickly. When one thing didn't pan out to what I thought was my true feeling I started doubting the Law and if it works every time. Later I found it was exactly as I had intended perfectly. It was exactly what I stated. As I have journeyed over ten years into the using and experimenting with the law I find myself creating what I would call miracles all the time in my life and others with now an expectation I never had before. They are now normal and an every day occurrence.

What I LOVE is YOU can test this all the time and experiment and play with your reality and prove it to yourself. My big test is when I imagined something for a friend in an exact way. And it came in the exact way! I realized the start of creating my own life as me being the creator of my life.

Have you gotten to that point? Have you decided you actually do create your reality? You can create your own life the way you want it - do you believe that?

Today open your eyes and create one thing you can believe. Test the law your self. Tell us of your results! Please comment on your own test of creating your own reality though your imagining here if you would share with us. Don't feel obligated to though it would be great if you did share with the us who read this blog. Thanks!

1 minute made the difference between me involved in a crash physically or not. The universe has perfect timing if we listen to the voice inside of us called intuition. 1 minute makes all the difference to your life - take one minute to create a new reality about one thing you'd like in your life and then remember you did it!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Power of Your Smile

Have you thought about the power of your intentional smile?

What if you timed yourself and smiled for 5 minutes straight? How would that change your vibration? Your mood? Your desire to feel good? Would you have a different outlook about your day?

Do you take a time each day to feel that you have what you desire though it isn't yet in your life? Do you get in the mood to feel good each day and feel you have what you desire already. How would that change your feeling towards your life?

From Neville Goddard's lecture Catch The Mood #445

"What’s wrong with asking for anything in this world for another that you would ask for yourself? Is there anything wrong in being secure? Nothing. Anything wrong in being clean and wholesome and decent? Anything wrong in being one who contributes to the world’s good? What’s wrong with that? Is there anything wrong in being happily married, proud of the girl who bears your name, or she proud of the man whose name she bears? What is wrong with that?

Forget that. The whole vast world is a field to reap. You don’t pick out this woman or that woman. Pick out the state. I want to be blissfully happy, and if I were, how would I see the world? And how would the world see me? Well, shut out the world and go within and appropriate that state. And from within, you let your friends see you, as they would have to see you if what now you are assuming that you are is really true."

and more

"So, will you actually give it the tones of reality? Will you actually, first of all, believe that the God that you now worship as something without, actually exists within you as your own wonderful human imagination? If you will believe that, and not think me blasphemous for telling it and think me something accursed for having spoken it – but may I tell you, I hope for your sake you will believe it. But really, in my heart of hearts, whether you believe it or not, I am not concerned, because the day will come you will have to believe it, because you will experience it. If only I can aid you to hasten the day – that’s why I am here. But to actually say I am going to hit you over the head and make you believe it – no. I am not indifferent to your believing it; I can only appeal to you to believe it for your own good, that you may take whatever you have and transcend it by the use of this Law.

Whatever you have in this world, may I tell you, no one is really satisfied! I dined well today, but tomorrow I am going to be hungry. And hunger is forever with man, and God is the ultimate satisfaction of hunger, but that has not yet come upon the majority."

See for more of this wonderful lecture.

So what mood do you want to catch? What mood do you now want to occupy? Do you watch or listen to the news and accept it as real and the facts of reality or do you turn them around by changing what you heard? Do you catch the mood of the solution of the past facts and accept them as real?

If you knew, absolutely knew you could change this worlds by your imaginal acts what would you do? What mood would you tend to be in? One of victim hood or an awakened victor rising to catch the mood you desire?

Would you smile from ear to ear because you now know that you are the only being that can control what you put into your consciousness and what you can imagine for yourself?

You are the operant power of this thing called consciousness. So whether you are putting prosperity or imprisonment of conditions you believe are all powerful you and you alone control your reality.

What mood do you want to catch today?

Today I will affirm the happy mood, the joyous mood, the productive mood, the prosperous mood, the beautiful mood of being in love! Today I will smile!

What mood will you enter into today? Will you change your mood with a 5 minute smile today?


Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Blog Site

Hi Friends,

As I looked at the title of this blog I decided to change it and call it NevilleGoddardNow. To sign up go here. Please forgive an inconvenience for those who have signed up at this blog.

GO here for more blogs!

Thanks for being here!

Gary Nordgren

The Art of Dying

Hi Friends,

What is the art of dying? many people want to know the art of living first. I believe learning the art of dying will led you to living in a better more clean way. Able to forgive and forget the past. In the bible there is a narrative about a man named Lot and his wife. It was about Lot believing there was one righteous person in the city and God saying there wasn't. Now if you take it that these names or characters are not real people and just states as Neville Goddard has taught you then you get a different understanding of this story.

Now when Lot looked back on the city after God told them not to and she turns to salt we get a narrative that teaches us that when you leave a place or state and continue visit it whether in your imagination or your vision that you preserve that state with salt. Salt is a preservative. When Lot's wife looks back she preserves the state she just left and reanimates it within her. She preserves it. So it is a little like being lukewarm going into a state. You say "Well maybe I want this and then but maybe I really want that. Neville's brilliant lectures gives us these concepts to ponder.

"Take this simple one in Paul's letters to the Corinthians: “I die daily,” or Blake’s statement in his letter to Crab Robinson: “Death is the best thing in life. There is nothing in life like death, but people take such a long time in dying. At least, their neighbors never see them rise from the grave.” If you understood Blake you would not think of death as the world thinks of death, but you would see that no one can grow without out­growing. But man is not willing to outgrow, [and] yet he wants other things than those he has. But if you remain in one state, you will forever have to suffer the consequences of not being in another state. (From the “Hermetica”)
If I remain in the state of poverty, I must suffer the consequences of not being in the state of wealth. So I must learn the art of dying. Paul says: “I die daily.” Blake says: “People take such a long time in dying.” Man does not outgrow his state of ill health or his old job or his environment. We must learn the art of dying, and this week is the great death and we are told that God dies that man may live."

So to really go towards the reality you desire you must let go of your past state, past girlfriend, past spouse, past lover, past house, past life, past associations, past history of yourself, past stories of yourself, past narratives about yourself. Just let it all go now.

You must let the dead bury the dead which means to me that you put it in the grave once. You and I don't go back and resurrect the state again and again because its comfortable. And walk out of the state never to return unless it is desirable to do so. And we have a tendency to do that don't we? Now if you buried a loved one you don't go back and dig them up and try to resurrect their body and maybe even try to animate it again so they can live again do you? We resurrect them in our memories - the good the bad, and the ugly. We can remember them anyway you choose.

I have been studying memories of people and myself over the last few years because our memories are so powerful to our lives. How we experience them makes you more alive or more dead inside. If you remember good things from the past you are more hopeful, more faith filled, and looking forward towards more life. If you remember bad things from your past you are less hope filled, less excited to live, and have less energy to live.

Interesting. Is that in ten minutes after I get to the core of a belief with a coaching client I can re-frame what something means to a client and their world changes readily. So if you believe you can't do something and I point out you are already doing it in other areas of your life or even show you how much you control your outcomes by how you think - then I can change the way you look at your memory. Once how you look at that memory and then it can mean or represent something different to you. Once real changes occur of the past you rarely if ever revisit it with any belief that stops you any longer. Isn't that cool? Nod your head and say "Yes, that's cool, Gary.

Playing with your memories is fun because they are so plastic. Brain research shows that every time you visit a memory you change it. If you are in a bad mood and you remember fondly a loved one who smiled at you or said something nice to you - you can enhance the memory or you can make the memory different than it was based on what you say, feel, or see in that mood.

As an example. I was drinking my normal protein drink from Bolthouse Mocha something when I visited my mom's house and my mom saw it. She, I guess read the label and chided me on it having coffee in it. Which I didn't know or really cared to remember. She doesn't believe that anyone should drink coffee because of the caffeine in it and her religious beliefs. Now when I tasted it almost right after I realized it tasted different - that her opinion affected how I tasted the drink with the new information that I didn't realize. Just her opinion. Now normal I wouldn't care or even notice much about it. But after she said that I literally liked it at least 35-40% less than what it previously was for me before she spoke.

That was in less than 1 minute that I had a decrease of liking 35-40% of this drink. My memory of the taste without even trying changed my taste for it was changed with her comment. Now consciously make an effort to increase my liking for it which I have since then. Now later I programmed me again to like it based on choice.

This reminds of Tony Robbins recording on Quantity Qualifiers. We can do an internal rearranging of taking things ( or thoughts of things) in our life and making them better just by imagining them to be different. He asked his friends and their children to try out this idea he had and proved that you can increase any experience of something by just thinking thoughts of it differently - or imaginally. You could take something you dislike and make it a +5 or something you love and make it a -4 just by what you imagined about it. Or make something you like a +10. It really is your world in how you see, feel, and hear it. Tony would ask the question how would you make this a +10 experience for you or a -5 experience for you.

Then they would tell him something they would have to believe as true or think is true. One person who had a +7 experience with a canned soda pop drink asked how he could make it a +10 and if I remember right he said he would have to believe it is the last one. The he grabbed it out of Tony's hand to drink it. All he need was the thought to make it so desirable. Have you ever done that?

So what do I want you to get is this. You control your world with what you think. With what you believe. With what you feel. So if you think on the past as bad or that you had a rotten childhood because of ____________. You are dead just not yet buried. It it is no problem if you or I are there in the past because we can learn now that we can think, feel. see it differently and die to what you once and I were or what we had. You and I have the right to resurrect a new state that we want to enter into easily. Just let go of the state you outgrew to enter into the state, scene, or narrative you truly desire.

Another part of Neville's Lecture you might really like is he speaks about the power you and I have. "We say that the Imagination of God and man are one, no matter how far it goes. Universes are created and sustained by "the same power that sustains our environment.” We say the power is the same, but we recognize a vast difference between the power that sustains the universe and that which sustains an environment. The difference is only is in the degree of intensity of the center of imagining. So, if we increase the intensity [in] the center of imagining, we will create greater and greater things. So I see my dream, and I must learn to die to what I AM in order to live to what I want to be."

So revise the memories of it. Play out the past with purposeful perfection. Just give yourself in that timeline all of the right resources right before the incident or thing you desire to revise. Now take back your power. Now!

Then let it go and forgive the past feelings of energy to embrace your next evolving life and state you desire to live in. You can preserve the past by looking back and look like Lot's wife a pillar of salt or you can move into the state your ready to live in now.

Want to die to the past? Let it go. Let the past selves die to the new you - the you that you desire to walk with and you imagine are. Just do it! When your past selves come calling! Tell them to go to h__l or any appropriate thought or mantra whenever the past selves might rear the temptation to look back at who you once were!

Its normal for your neurons in your head to want to keep firing their past wiring down the same pathways AND you know who you are! Whichever gets the most attention in your brain wins! And you choose which path your brain gets to take from now on. You can do it! Say I remember when I was that person who I didn't want to be any longer and NOW I let the dead bury the dead and I have a new life with all that I desire!

No matter what the circumstances or position or conditions you are the molder of the energy inside of you. You can change the state your in in less than 10 seconds. Start laughing for no reason no matter where you are and see how many people want to join you.

Start a laugh for no reason 3 minutes at work and see how you can really make the day be more fun and more productive. (see ) Now do that every hour for three minutes and see how really productive your employees become!

Life is for moving forward and taking it by the proverbial horns and riding it like crazy! Your life is not meant to be small if your reading these words!

Live BIG! Be who you know you are!

Dream Big! Look to your most optimistic future now! There really is never a better time to be alive!

Believe in You!

Gary Nordgren

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why A New Neville Blog?

As I was thinking of what blog name I had used for the other blog I decided it need to be different and not a copy of the Indoma's and my yahoo group's name of Applying Neville. I think that name is a fantastic name and the group is amazing. I wanted this blog to be a place where all are welcome to discover more about Neville's principles without that same name for this blog. And I want more people to find it when they are looking for Neville on their web searches. Now obviously if it is inactive it won't be found. I really want this to be an interactive blog where you can comment, tells us what you do to change the results you are getting and even not getting. Confirm the things I am writing about as the co-author of this blog with you the other co-author of this blog. This really is for you and I to come talk of our experiences of practical application of Neville's principles today. If you have topic you want to address or want me to address let me know.

This will be a good start to begin again here! Sorry about the switch-o-roo for those who previously registered. I think this will be a much better blog with the name change and the new direction we'll be taking it together.


Gary Nordgren

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Is your life bleeding away?

Hi Folks,

We get caught up so much into our lives we forget we only have so many minutes before our earthly pass expires on earth. Earth is as Neville Goddard said "Is a school for your imagination." Now if we operated like that each day how would our life really change?

What if it wasn't about getting the partner, the money, the job, the business, the lessons learned and it really was about using your imagination consciously? It was more about having love and faith to create a new reality that is hidden in only your invisible world inside of you?

It does take love and faith to create a new reality on the outside when appearances speak so loudly when you observe things you don't want or desire.

The other day I asked one of my relatives how she was and her reply was "surviving". Now that is a state she is describing but it is also what she claims as hers at that moment. Now I make no judgment whatever state she is in. I really hope every eye reaching this page and reading this words never use these words if you know that those words create your reality.

If you use "surviving" change it to "good". If it is "good" change it to "great!" If it is fine change it to excellent! Words coming from your mouth have a narrative power that creates that reality. Try it. Experiment with different words. Try these words out when someone asks you how you are doing? Perfect. Couldn't Get any Better. Wonderful! Excellent! Fantastic and getting better! Adventurous! Excited! Loved! Amazing! Terrific! Or anything else that you like. Just saying them creates an energy within you - a state. Try it out loud.

Each day you have a narrative in your head about what things mean. Whether you really take things as good or bad is up to that narrative. Now if you realize that you are in control of that narrative morning, noon, and night how would you change it so your life is more amazing than it is now?

What narrative or story do you want to stop, give up, and let go or been excited to try?

It was interesting talking to some of my family members recently as we visited. I had a certain family member describe a person in their immediately family as a description. I had heard this person do that almost every time they talked of this person. The narrated who they were to themselves and what they were capable of.

Have you ever done that? I know I have of myself when I get in a new relationship I had to tell this person who I was by my description. I was almost afraid if I didn't describe myself in the way I did she wouldn't get who I was. Have you ever done that? I do it other times with unfamiliar new people in my life too. Just not to the degree I did the narrative about me to a potential girlfriend. Makes me go hmmm.

Most people never entertain anything beyond their senses even people who claim to be religious or have a certain faith. They are so rooted in the idea of sickness or death they don't even realize that they have an option called faith. Their faith extends sometimes just barely past the visible. Many people have liked the pragmatic approach. Don't go out of your comfort zone! Don't actually believe you can heal yourself or another. Don't believe anything past your five senses - you might offend the Almighty. Be realistic! Get real! Face reality!

Your challenge for the day is to have faith and love something that isn't seen today. To believe it in to existence. A great Neville lecture about "believing it in" is

So don't go for what is already real go for what you desire to be real. Make it real by your inside narrative and let your self thrive in its end game of having it already! pretend if you have to.

Your passions and excitement lies in selecting a new reality outside your past expectations and desires. Creating a reality you desire today starts with the idea of it. Then the narrative. Then the love of it. Then the faith it will come into fruition! Believe it in!

What are your thoughts?

Is this something you can practice?

What is your story?

What is your new narrative you might want to try out here?

Make your life one that you create and don't let it bleed away on something you don't desire. Your life blood is practicing using your imagination today. Not tomorrow. Today. Start now.