Introduction to Reality Hacking
The Reality Hacker Toolkit is intended to be a basic crash course in mindset hacks or reality hacks you can use daily to see exponential success in your manifestation efforts. The principles that lie “under the hood” of these hacks are based in the Law of Attraction, Law of Assumption, and Law of Consciousness.
In this introduction, we’ll take a quick walk through the basic fundamentals of these teachings, and lightly explore how we already use them all day every day to create the reality we experience.
While most Law of Attraction teachings have common threads and overlaps, I choose to work with Neville Goddard’s techniques as my core engine of reality hacking because of a few simple characteristics: they’re simple, powerful, lean, super effective, and teach you how to control the way you are already creating your reality.
Neville Goddard (1905-1972) was a mystic, lecturer, and author. He taught universal laws and principles that date back to philosophers, mystics and wisdom keepers of ancient Egypt, the Bible, and other esoteric ancient texts and teachings. These are principles that have stood the test of time, and the way Neville deconstructed and presented them is eloquent, clear, and actionable.
At the core of Neville’s work is the principle truth that within you is the creative power of the universe, and that your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner state of mind, or consciousness. Because of this, you can wield your imagination to influence change in the world around you. He shared countless stories of his lecture attendees manifesting miracles by using his simple techniques of the imagination.
“Assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled. Though reason denies it, though your senses deny it, don’t waiver in that assumption. Persist in the assumption, and that assumption will harden into reality.”
— Neville Goddard
To succeed using Neville’s principles, you must accept the fact that you are the operant power in your reality. You are the creator of your experiences and circumstances. Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens through you. There is no secondary cause — meaning, no power outside of you (other people, circumstances, astrology, etc) has any power over you. Your imagination creates your reality, through your assumptions or beliefs (which is why if you assume people have power you, they will).
Once this fact is accepted, you no longer stand by idly hoping for circumstances in your life to change; you suddenly have TOTAL POWER to change them. That is the power of Neville’s teachings. From this position of power over your life, an eternal source of love and joy flows abundantly, and your life becomes the masterpiece of your crafting.
Your reality is like a mirror, reflecting what you hold in your imagination.
Neville’s teachings all revolve around a simple practice: using your imagination to experience your wish fulfilled, thus allowing the greater dimensional you to “lay a bridge of incidents” to make it happen. You never have to figure out the “how” of achieving something, you simply assume the feeling of it already being done, revel in the joy and relief that it is so, and the path to get there naturally unfolds before you through thoughts, ideas, actions and circumstances.
Neville taught that you must think FROM your desire, rather than OF it. By thinking from your wish fulfilled, you are experiencing it in your imagination — and therefore viewing the world from the standpoint of — it already being done. He taught that creation is finished — what you desire already exists (in the fact that you can be aware of it), you simply have to assume the consciousness of already having it to allow it to express or emerge in your reality. How much more simple can life get?
When you desire something, you see your desire as something “out there” that you will someday have. But when you assume you are already living your desire as fulfilled, you embody the consciousness of the person already having it. And that is the moment when the magic happens; that is the causal force that ripples through your reality, causing movements in the perceived universe to lead you to the fulfillment of what you have accepted as true. This is why Neville called it the Law of Assumption, because what you assume as true of your life, hardens into fact.
Alright let’s do some reality hacking!