Neville Goddard has written many books and has done many lectures on the topic manifesting. In these, he often put forth various manifesting techniques.
In manifesting, “techniques” are basically mental action steps that can help you impress your desire on the subconscious mind. For example, a common technique is visualizing yourself already being in the attainment of your desire.
In this article, I have listed all of the techniques that appear in Neville Goddard’s material and briefly described them.
Here is a list of all of Neville Goddard’s manifesting techniques, found in his books and lectures.
- SATS (State Akin to Sleep)
- “Thank you, Father!” (gratitude)
- I Remember When
- Being Congratulated
- Repeatedly Saying “I Am”
- Imagining for Others
- Look Within Your Skull
Remember, all techniques have the potential to work; it’s just personal preference.
SATS (State Akin To Sleep)
I have a very detailed article on SATS (the State Akin To Sleep Technique) which I highly recommend you read if it sounds like a technique that would fit your “bent” of mind.
SATS is Neville Goddard’s most popular technique. It is a process by which you go into a relaxed state of consciousness and then imagine a scene that would take place AFTER the accomplishment of your desire. Here is an example by Neville of such a scene:
Suppose your foot was injured. Then do this: Construct mentally a drama which implies that you are walking – that you are doing all the things that you would do if the foot was normal, and do it over and over and over until it takes on the tones of reality. Whenever you do in your imagination that which you would like to do in the outer world, that you WILL do in the outer world.How To Use Your Imagination (Lecture), 1955, Neville Goddard
SATS is short for “State akin got to sleep,” which refers to the relaxed state you need to be in. Most people, however, use the term SATS for describing the imagining of the scene itself, not just getting in a relaxed state.
“Thank You, Father!”
Saying “Thank You” to “the Father” uses gratitude. Neville believed “the Father” to be Consciousness, the fundamental power underlying reality. It is your awareness that creates everything you experience in the external world. Here you are thanking the inner power for having heard your prayer.
Here’s an example of where Neville talked about it.
Now, we are told that the most wonderful prayer uttered you will find in the book of John, the 11th chapter. He stands at the gate of death, and he raised his eyes and said “Thank you, Father, that thou has heard me. I knew that you always hear me.”How To Really Pray (lecture), Neville Goddard
Revision is basically a method by which you revise something that has happened in the past. Revision can release you from emotional baggage by either changing your perception or completely changing the past.
I also have an article that goes into more detail about Revision and how to do it.
Neville talks about Revision quite often. Here’s an example from one of his lectures.
“I rewrite it and make it conform to the ideal day I wish I had experienced. I take scene after scene and rewrite it, revise it, and having revised my day, then in my imagination I relive that day, the revised day, and I do it over and over in my imagination until this seeming imagined state begins to take on to me the tones of reality.”The Pruning Shears of Revision (lecture), 1954, Neville Goddard
If you want to learn more about how to do this, I recommend you check out my article on revision.
I Remember When
The “I Remember When” technique is where you imagine that you are thinking back on the past when you did not have your desire. It basically implies that you do have your desire in that scene. It’s like you are going into the future, where you have attained your desire and are thinking back to your current state when you didn’t have it.
If you think this technique is right for you, I recommend you read my article on how to do the “I Remember When” technique.
The Lullaby Method
The Lullaby method works by repeating short and simple positive statements such as “thank you, thank you, thank you” while you are gradually lullabying yourself to sleep. The fact that you are nearing sleep makes it easier for these suggestions to impress your subconscious mind.
I have a full article on the Lullaby Technique and how it’s done.
This is basically just another way of imagining a mental scene.
Imagine that someone congratulates you on the accomplishment of whatever your desire is. For example, if you wanted a promotion, imagine a friend or your boss congratulating you on your promotion.
Repeatedly Saying “I Am”
This technique is meant to get you into a deeper state of consciousness. When you’re in a deep state of consciousness, your imagination has more power.
The whole philosophy behind the “I AM” is that it describes Awareness in its unconditioned state. According to Neville, Awareness/Consciousness is the only reality from which the external world is a projection. By saying “I Am” in a relaxed state, you come more in touch with the creative power within you. From here, we can impress ideas upon it more effectively using a technique.
Dwell upon just being by saying, “I AM,” “I AM,” “I AM,” to yourself. Continue to declare to yourself that you just are. Do not condition this declaration, just continue to FEEL yourself to be and without warning you will find yourself slipping the anchor that tied you to the shallow of your problems and moving out into the deep.At Your Command (Book), 1939, Neville Goddard
Imagining For Others
A very noble way to use your imagination is to imagine for a friend. It is the same process by which you manifest something for yourself, only that you’re desire now is to manifest something for a friend.
This is also a good way to test manifesting. We usually have more internal blockage when it comes to ourselves, so you may actually find that it’s easier to manifest for someone else.
Look Within Your Skull
I included this one because it is simple to do for people who currently have a hard time meditating.
I will let Neville describe it:
Now let me share with you a simple, simple technique. It’s very simple for those who cannot meditate more than a matter of seconds, more than a matter of moments, and can’t dramatize anything, this works like a charm. You sit quietly, close your eyes, turn your attention only into your skull, from the outside into your skull. In a little while, with practice…it may not come the first day…but I don’t think it will take too long before suddenly your skull and all the dark convolutions of the brain will begin to grow luminous, and you will see golden liquid clouds forming all over your head.
And while in this state think of anyone in this world, but anyone, and when you think of them think of them with empathy. Not sympathy, empathy. Bring them into your mind’s eye and rejoice with them because of their good fortune. Empathize, don’t sympathize. Sympathizing is the acceptance of their lack whatever it is. If they are unwell and you feel sorry for them, you only reinforce what they seem to be to you. If they are in need and you sympathize, you are simply accepting that limitation and make it all the more real in your world.
Learn to actually bring to pass through empathy whatever would give you joy concerning them. Empathize! Try it. Sitting in a quiet, simple way, not bursting one blood vessel, not making any physical effort to do anything, just simply losing yourself in the joy of the other’s good fortune. Try that. But always do it in empathy. If you do it in mpathy, you’re doing it in love. You cannot empathize with another and not be in love…you can’t do it. Therefore, you are doing the right thing.My Husband (Lecture), 1965, Neville Goddard
Any technique has the potential to work. It’s about finding one that fits you. Techniques only work because they help you impress your desire on the subconscious mind. In fact, you will always end up forming your own technique, your own way of doing this.
I hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading!