Summary of Out of this World (1949) by Neville Goddard

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In this 1949 lecture, Neville Goddard discusses the idea that the external world is an abstraction, and that by focusing our attention on an invisible state, we can bring about changes in the future. He goes on to say that the most important thing for us to do is to focus our attention on our own ideal and to assume the feeling of being it. This is how we can change the future simply by remaining faithful to our vision.

  • 00:00:00 This book, "Out of this World," by Neville Goddard, discusses the concept of fourth dimension and how it can be thought of as an "out of this world" experience. Goddard emphasizes the importance of having a "spiritual focus" in order to see events in a different way, and discusses the flexibility of one's future based on one's attitudes and concepts of self.
  • 00:05:00 The video discusses Neville Goddard's interpretation of the law of attraction, which states that we attract what we focus on. Focusing on what we want brings us closer to achieving our goals. The video also teaches a simple technique for changing the future.
  • 00:10:00 This video discusses the importance of focusing on your desired outcome in order to create a reality for yourself. Neville Goddard suggests that you imagine yourself in the situation you desire, performing the desired action with as much vividness and distinctness as possible. Once you have created a reality in your imagination, you should then immobilize your physical body and induce a state of sleep-like drowsiness. Once in this state, you should imagine a friend or acquaintance standing before you and carry on a conversation with him or her. If your attention wanders, you should bring it back to the task at hand and keep repeating the desired action until it feels as though it is happening in the present.
  • 00:15:00 Neville Goddard discusses the concept of a dimensionally larger world in which our goals can be achieved. He emphasizes the importance of having strong assumptions in order to achieve our goals and the importance of feedng the mind with premises that are presumed to be true. He also discusses the concept of changeability, which is a characteristic of the fourth dimension.
  • 00:20:00 In "Out of this World (1949) by Neville Goddard," the author discusses the idea that the external world is an abstraction, and that by focusing our attention on an invisible state, we can bring about changes in the future. He goes on to say that the most important thing for us to do is to focus our attention on our own ideal and to assume the feeling of being it. This is how we can change the future simply by remaining faithful to our vision.
  • 00:25:00 Neville Goddard discusses the concept of "the choice before man," which refers to the ability to change one's future experiences. He states that man rarely experiences events in the order he experiences them when awake, and that dreams are simply uncontrolled four-dimensional thinking.
  • 00:30:00 Neville Goddard discusses how to change the future through the use of the power of imagination. He lays the groundwork by discussing how to define one's objective, immobilize the physical body, and induce a state of consciousness akin to sleep. Once in this state, one imagines themselves in the present performing the desired action. This technique has proven to be successful in achieving one's goals in the past, and can be applied to changing the future if remembered always that the only thing occupying the mind during the waking dream is the waking dream.
  • 00:35:00 Neville Goddard discusses the power of the imagination, which he believes can be used to create physical realities. He points to the example of desiring to see a certain person or scene and then looking as though we are seeing that which we want to see, as an example of how the imagination can be used to create reality. He also discusses the power of desire and imagination in terms of the stories we tell ourselves, and how they can control the behavior of others. Finally, he discusses the importance of thinking only the good in life, as desire and imagination can be used for evil as well as good.
  • 00:40:00 Neville Goddard discusses the idea that reality is subjective and that what we believe to be true is what matters. He explains that this is revealed in the statement "let the weak say I am strong." He goes on to say that if our answer to the question "who am I" is not in line with the external reality, then we are playing a part in the world's drama that is not based on reality.
  • 00:45:00 Neville Goddard talks about how our ideal of perfection is something that we can never achieve on our own, but only through transformation of ourselves. He talks about a mystical experience he had two years ago in which he was lifted above the darkness of the senses and surrounded by a choir of singing angels. He then sees a scene of people lying in a pool of water waiting for him, and they are all made perfect once he arrives. The scene fades and he wakes up. He believes this experience was a result of his meditation on the idea of perfection. He says that his mystical experiences have convinced him that there is no way to bring about the outer perfection we seek other than by the transformation of ourselves. Once we succeed in transforming ourselves, the world will melt magically before our eyes and reshape itself in harmony with that which our ideal represents.
  • 00:50:00 In this short video, Neville Goddard discusses the importance of our conception of ourselves, and how this affects our surroundings and behavior. He emphasizes the importance of meditation and contemplation to achieve inner transformation and achieve external changes accordingly. He also points out that any violence or aggression is ultimately futile, and that we must rely on our own efforts and positive thinking in order to achieve our goals.
  • 00:55:00 This video is a clip from a 1949 Neville Goddard lecture on the subject of "Out of this World." In the lecture, Goddard explains that change is always good, and that affirmation is the key to maintaining positive change.

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