Wayne Dyer has recently published a book based on the works of Neville. I’m thrilled that the man whose writings I’ve studied and philosophies I’ve practiced for lo these many years is making it into the mainstream of spiritual thought.
Oh yes, the book is called Wishes Fulfilled…a phrase used by Neville frequently. And no, I don’t have a single tie to Wayne, I’m not selling his book, I’m not an affiliate. In fact he wouldn’t know me if I went up and bopped him on the nose. Well, he’d know me then, but you get the picture.
Neville is not the easiest read in the world, which, in part, is why Dr. Dyer decided to ‘translate’ him for today’s reader. And because of the profound, wonderful way in which Neville has changed and enhanced my life, and that of my friends and family I thought it apropos to share some notable quotes, trusting that some of Neville’s wisdom is able to do for you what it has done for us.
Experiencing a spiritual revival, each of us individually accepts the challenge of embodying a new and higher value of himself, and its amazing how all other kinds of help is then at our disposal. We set ourselves a daily exercise of controlling and disciplining our imagination and as we turn our life to a new setting, like music, it can turn all discord into harmonies. It’s so well worth it. Life is truly good.
From The Secret of Prayer.
Prayer is psychological movement. It is the art of moving from a problem to its solution. When a friend calls, telling me of a problem, we hang up, and I move from the problem state to its solution, by hearing the same lady tell me the problem is now solved.
A friend recently shared this dream with me: We were in a garden and he told me all of his desires, when I said: “Don’t desire them live them!” This is true. Desire is thinking of. Living is thinking from. Don’t go through life desiring. Live your desire. Think it is already fulfilled.
So now you are urged to examine yourself, to see whether you are holding to the faith. Are you accepting as facts the headlines you see in the paper? The telephone call you just received? The morning’s mail or the news on television, which suggest unlovely, horrible things to you?
A friend calls, and pouring out all the bilge in the world tells you how bad things are and how they are destined to get worse. As you listen, their woes enter and are assumed by you. Now if you understand this law that imagining creates reality, you should, like a computer, choose what you are going to allow to enter. And when the conversation is finished and your friend’s voice is still fresh and clear in your ear, hear her changed words, the changed tone of her voice, and feel the joy emitted there.
All that you are conscious of is within you.
Where else could it be?
Looking out and seeing this world as mechanical and not spiritual, causes you to remain lost in your search, for the world is your mirror.
You are its source.
Everything you perceive is within, for it is in the head that God created the heavens and the earth.
There is not a moment in time when imagination is not acting, causing the events of the world.
You may not remember your thoughts and deny you have anything to do with what you are reaping, but you can only harvest what you plant.
Am I accurate in divining from your article that our “resurrection” is actually our turning away from this current world of fact and “rising to” and occupying our desire fulfilled?
In other words, rejecting what this world would have us believe and choosing what we feel to be true for ourselves and others ?
Write on, Elle !
You put it so well Joseph. And yes. 🙂