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Reality Hack #1

Feelization

Feelization is a reality hacking tool used to hack the future into now, thus awakening your desire to be unleashed into your reality.

The first tool we will explore is the basic Feelization practice. This is the practice of experiencing — in imagination — yourself as already living your desire. What this does is allows you to explore the feeling tones of your wish fulfilled, so you can begin to live from the feeling of your wish fulfilled, thereby altering your present and future reality. You can think of Feelization as the act of putting on a new suit — the suit already exists, just as the state of your wish fulfilled does, you are simply slipping it on.

So let’s jump right in to how Neville described the process of entering your wish fulfilled:

“The first step in changing the future is desire — that is: define your objective — know definitely what you want.”

This is an important one — have you really thought about what you desire? I want to be a millionaire is not a specific desire, it’s an abstract thought. Really determine who you would be as a millionaire — what you would do with the money, how you would feel with the money, how would your inner and outer conversations change, and so on.

“Secondly: construct an event which you believe you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire — an event which implies fulfillment of your desire — something that will have the action of self predominant.”

So the second step is, before you begin the Feelization session, think of an event that implies the desire is fulfilled. We’ll get to an example shortly, but essentially you’re going to imagine an event that could not happen without your wish being fulfilled. For instance, a friend congratulating you for accomplishing it — the act of your friend congratulating you could ONLY happen if your wish was fulfilled.

The reason why you select an event that implies success is that it helps get your head out of the way and your feeling fully into it. Oftentimes if we focus on the event itself — for instance, focusing on the wedding instead of a happy marriage — our head begins trying to solve the “how’s.” The goal of a Feelization session is to skip the “how” and jump directly into the consciousness of already living it. In fact, it’s often most effective to go far out into the future — imagine how it would feel a year or two AFTER achieving your desire.

Let’s explore some examples of implied events:

  • A friend congratulating you on your success
  • Paying a bill that would imply you already have your desire (i.e. paying for a $500 oil change for your sports car)
  • Sleeping in the home in the city you desire to move
  • Sitting at the desk of the job or position you desire to have
  • Feeling the wedding ring on your finger
  • Or make up your own! Whatever feels natural and resistance-free.

“Thirdly: immobilize the physical body and induce a condition akin to sleep – lie on a bed or relax in a chair and imagine that you are sleepy; then, with eyelids closed and your attention focused on the action you intend to experience – in imagination – mentally feel yourself right into the proposed action – imagining all the while that you are actually performing the action here and now. You must always participate in the imaginary action, not merely stand back and look on, but you must feel that you are actually performing the action so that the imaginary sensation is real to you.

It is important always to remember that the proposed action must be one which follows the fulfillment of your desire; and, also, you must feel yourself into the action until it has all the vividness and distinctness of reality.”

The third step is the Feelization session itself. As Neville describes, sit or lie down, close your eyes, and induce a state “akin to sleep.” In other words, you are lowering your brainwave state down to levels in which your subconscious is dominant — this is because you will be using your subconscious as a portal to conscious creation of your future reality!

There are different approaches to inducing a state akin to sleep, but the most basic is simply to take 30 seconds to clear your mind and pay attention to your breathing. This lowers your brainwaves from Beta down to Alpha, and then Theta. In other words, you slow your brain activity down to be able to more effectively use your imagination.

Then, as you begin to imagine experiencing your event implying fulfillment of your wish, you MUST be experiencing it through your own eyes. In other words, you’re not watching a movie of yourself, you are feeling it as real. This is the cornerstone of Neville’s visualization exercise.

Now let’s look at an example by Neville:

“For example: suppose you desired promotion in office. Being congratulated would be an event you would encounter following the fulfillment of your desire. Having selected this action as the one you will experience in imagination, immobilize the physical body, and induce a state akin to sleep – a drowsy state – but one in which you are still able to control the direction of your thoughts – a state in which you are attentive without effort. Now, imagine that a friend is standing before you. Put your imaginary hand into his. First feel it to be solid and real, then carry on an imaginary conversation with him in harmony with the action. Do not visualize yourself at a distance in point of space and at a distance in point of time being congratulated on your good fortune. Instead, make elsewhere here, and the future now. The future event is a reality now in a dimensionally larger world; and, oddly enough, now in a dimensionally larger world, is equivalent to here in the ordinary three-dimensional space of everyday life.

The difference between feeling yourself in action, here and now, and visualizing yourself in action, as though you were on a motion-picture screen, is the difference between success and failure.”

Make your scene is short (5-7 seconds at the most, but I like it to be 1-2 seconds), and include multiple senses like in the above example. The act of shaking someone’s hand, giving a hug or some other contact, is a simple point of experience that you can run over and over in imagination until it feels real. You’re looking to get to the point where you feel that what you experienced is an actual memory of a past event.

So there you have it: Neville’s formula to wielding imagination to bend reality to your desires. Do a “session” two times per day, each for a different desire. The most effective times are just as you wake up in the morning, and just before falling asleep at night.

Remember, it’s key to FEEL the sensations of your wish fulfilled within your body. How does it feel to have that desire? Do you feel an ease in your chest, knowing you’re taken care of? Maybe it’s a subtle knowing in your belly? Identify those feelings, carry them with you throughout your day so that it feels natural to do so, and that’s when the magic really begins to happen. Your reality is now hacked!

Once you are living FROM the state of consciousness of that wish fulfilled, it has been born into your reality. You have created a vacuum for your greater dimensional self to automatically fill. Then, as everything has a gestation period, it will be made visible at the exact appropriate time. Remember, creation is already finished — it’s only a matter of it being physically revealed to you.

“Expecting the new state to happen now, you don’t remain faithful to it. But if you will remain there until it becomes natural to think from that state, it will be born in your world. There is a period of time between your entrance into the invisible state and its visibility, and it has to come. Everything has an interval of time. The vision has its own appointed hour. If it seems long, wait. It is sure and it will not be late.”

— Neville Goddard

Follow this formula, and watch how your life begins to morph into the fulfillment of your imagined desires!

Let’s end this section on a success story by one of Neville’s students. This is an example of doing a Feelization session to “sleep” in the bed of the city or home you desire to live:

“A short time ago a friend told me she would love to visit Norway, but felt she could not afford it. I suggested that she dwell in Norway by seeing the world from Norway. She was not going to look at Norway from Los Angeles, or ask how she was going to get there, but to simply sleep as though her bed was in Norway and it was the only substance.

I received a card from her today, from Norway, where she confessed that she dwelled in the state as though she was there and she received a call from a casting office requesting her to make a picture in Norway!”

— Neville Goddard

As the story goes, she did not do anything to make her desire happen, besides her imaginal act of falling asleep in the bed of her home in Norway. Because of her new assumption, her reality shifted to reflect that back to her, through the means of a casting office requesting her to join them in Norway.

An important point to note is this: Neville did not teach that there is an outside universe that provides you with your desire — instead, the universe is a part of you, and your imagination animates it to enact the necessary means for fulfillment. In this case, the casting director had the idea to hire this woman, which was nothing short of a reflection of her own inner state!

There are literally an infinite number of ways to use your imagination to enter the state of the wish fulfilled for any desire you hold. How can you test yourself?

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