In this article, we will look at a manifesting technique by Neville Goddard called the “Lullaby method.”
So, what is the Lullaby Method, and how does it work? This is the short answer.
Neville’s “Lullaby Method” is a manifesting technique where you use affirmations as a way to lull yourself to sleep.
First, you go into a relaxed mental state and then you affirm something like “thank you” over and over again while feeling a sense of gratitude or fulfillment. Do this until you fall asleep.
The best option as to do this method at night because your mind is already relaxed, and because this is when you normally fall asleep.
According to Neville, letting yourself fall asleep while feeling the wish fulfilled is more effective than simply waking up from your relaxed mental state.
How The Lullaby Method Works
The Lullaby Method builds on the idea of saying affirmations to impress an idea on the subconscious mind.
What distinguishes the Lullaby Method from regular affirmations is that you are in very drowsy and relaxed mental state. This makes the Lullaby Method ideal if you’re already tired.
Falling asleep with your mind permeated by the positive influence of the affirmations causes the affirmations to take root deep in the subconscious mind.
The positive affirmations used in the Lullaby Method are very short and vague compared to regular affirmations. Part of the benefit of this vagueness is that desires you haven’t thought about will begin to manifest. Your life will improve IN GENERAL, including specific ways you may never have thought of.
Below is a short excerpt of Neville explaining the Lullaby Method.
“A most effective way to embody a desire is to assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled and then, in a relaxed and sleepy state, repeat over and over again like a lullaby, any short phrase which implies fulfillment of your desire, such as, “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” until the single sensation of thankfulness dominates the mind. Speak these words as though you addressed a higher power for having done it for you.“Five Lessons (lecture), 1948, Neville Goddard
Saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” for example, when in a sleepy state, will cause a feeling of thankfulness to fill your mind. For one reason or another, gratitude has a very strong influence on the subconscious mind.
Some people are not able to fall asleep while doing the Lullaby Method. So an alternative way of doing it is to just lay there and relax for bit after you’ve done the method.
The Lullaby Method, like all other techniques, works by changing your state of consciousness.
According to Neville Goddard, consciousness is the fundamental reality, and changing the state of consciousness causes the “real” world to change. What we feel and think correlates with the state of consciousness. If you impress positive and constructive thoughts on the subconscious, then you will develop a positive and constructive state of consciousness.
When Should You Use The Lullaby Method?
You don’t have to use only one technique when manifesting. Techniques are NOT the thing that does the actual manifesting, but rather, they are ways in which you utilize your deeper creative powers.
So, for example, if your go-to technique is visualization, then you can switch it up by doing the Lullaby Method whenever you feel tired or like you have difficulty focusing.
The Lullaby Method is a Good Option If You:
- Don’t feel like or just don’t like visualizing
- Don’t feel like you can focus
- Like Affirmations
- Like doing manifestation techniques right before bed
- Are tired
Pick Another Method/Technique If You:
- Are not tired
- Are not about to go to sleep
All manifesting techniques are subjective. Every person will find their own way of doing them.
As said before, if you don’t want to fall asleep with the Lullaby Method, you can easily do a variation where you go into meditation or deep relaxation instead.
How To Do The Lullaby Method
I have broken down the process of doing the Lullaby Method into four key parts. I’m also going to use some excerpts from Neville Goddard’s Five Lessons lecture, as he already explains this really well.
Step 1: Choose an Objective
Even though the affirmations in this technique are vague, you can still have a specific goal in mind. Just let the goal be on the back of your mind when you do the Lullaby Method. More on that in a bit.
You can also go the middle road and intend general improvement in a particular direction, such as happiness, love, wealth, friendship, health, etc.
You can also just intend for general improvement without any specifics in mind.
Step 2: Go Into a Drowsy State
After choosing a goal, get in a relaxed mind and get ready for sleep. Doing this is obviously easier if you are already tired.
You’ll probably have to begin saying the phrases before you get too sleepy, or you’ll simply fall asleep too early.
Step 3: Condense the Idea to Simple Phrases
Neville explains this perfectly in his Five Lessons lecture.
“Reduce the idea, condense it to a single, simple phrase like, ‘Isn’t it wonderful,’ or, ‘Thank you,’ or, ‘It’s done,’ or, ‘It’s finished.’ There should not be more than three words. Something that implies the desire is already realized. ‘Isn’t it wonderful,’ or ‘Thank you,’ certainly imply that. These are not all the phrases you could use. Make up out of your own vocabulary the phrase which best suits you. But make it very, very short and always use a phrase that implies fulfillment of the idea.”Five Lessons (lecture), 1948, Neville Goddard
Remember, these phrases all imply accomplishment and gratitude.
While doing the Lullaby Method, simply let the goal be in the back of your mind without effort. In my experience, doing this is enough to ensure that the accomplishment and gratitude are tied to your specific goal.
Step 4: Feel the Wish Fulfilled
Again, Neville Goddard explains it in the same lecture.
“Whatever the phrase is, let it imply that the assumption is true, that it is concrete, that it is already a fact and you know it. Just relax and enter into the feeling of actually being what you want to be.”Five Lessons (lecture), 1948, Neville Goddard
Let yourself feel the accomplishment, gratitude, and other relevant emotions. You will learn how to do this pretty quickly through trial and error.
Also, do not be discouraged if you have a day you feel really strong emotions and another day you hardly feel anything. Strong emotions are helpful but not necessary. You can rest assured that the real work is going on far in the depths of consciousness and that it isn’t necessarily perceptible to you.
As said, the Lullaby Method is best done at night right before you go to sleep. If you can, try and drift into sleep WHILE doing it.
The Lullaby Method is easy and straightforward to do. It is also a great technique to do in addition to other manifesting techniques, such as visualizing. It works great if you’re tired or don’t feel like focusing.
I hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading!