“Turn down the volume of your negative inner voice and create a nurturing inner voice to take it’s place. When you make a mistake, forgive yourself, learn from it, and move on instead of obsessing about it. Equally important, don’t allow anyone else to dwell on your mistakes or shortcomings or to expect perfection from you.”
Don’t let the title fool you. This is one of the most important lectures you will ever listen too. The concepts in this lecture changed my life as well as how I think. I don’t normally jump on the bandwagon with everyone else but Neville Goddard makes too much sense to be ignored. This is how the most successful people become successful and realize their vast potential.
“The way you choose to think and speak about yourself (to yourself and others), IS A CHOICE! You may have spent your whole life talking about yourself in a negative way, but that doesn’t mean you have to continue that path.”
We all talk to ourselves at one time or another and it’s something we must do but the most important part of our inner talk is controlling the nature and direction of this inner conversation. If we let our inner conversation take over we are at its mercy.
Most of us are unaware that this inner conversation we have is the main cause of all the circumstances in our lives. We are told that “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” This means that thinking follows the tracks laid down in our own inner conversations. These tracks direct the actions in our lives and if we fail to control them we end up unhappy, unsuccessful and full of regret. This is where most people are at in their lives. Change comes when you conquer you self talk.
In order to turn those tracks in the direction you want to go, you must put off that nagging voice that wants you to fail and renew the spirit of your mind. This spirit is your speech which is the image of the mind. Therefore, in order to change your mind, you must first change your speech. This means, change those
conversations you carry on with yourself.
The world is a magic circle made up of infinite possibilities and mental transformations which means there are an infinite number of possible mental conversations you can have. Learn to dial in those that are positive and uplifting.
When you discover the creative power of inner talking, you will realize your function and mission in life. Then you can act with a purpose but without this knowledge you will act unconsciously. It is there where you lose control. Which pathway you takes depends on who you believe, who you listen to, and where it takes you. The power of choice is at your command.
Everything is a manifestation of the mental conversations which go on inside us without our being aware of them. It is your duty as a civilized being to be aware of them and act with a focused purpose. That purposed must be aligned with who you are as a person and what you believe in. The more you follow others the more your pathway becomes littered with bad decisions and unguided negative thoughts.
Your mental conversations attract what you get in life as long as there is no change in your inner talking. This is why your personal history remains the same. You’re stuck without a map to show you the way. To attempt to change the world before you change your inner conversations is the reason why you struggle so much as it goes against the very nature of things. You will just go round and round, having the same disappointments in life and being unhappy with your state of circumstances.
“No level of obstacle can prevail in crippling a mind that’s continuously fed with positive self-talk.”
When you blame others for your disappointments you cannot see it is your own negative inner thinking that is causing you pain. Change your inner thinking and see the thoughts for what they are doing to you. The more you allow negative thoughts and conversation to rule your mind the more unpleasant your life becomes.
Do you know what conversations are going on in your own mind? What mysterious track are you walking down? You must begin to take life consciously for the solutions to all your problems lie squarely in your own inner self talk.
You are to become master of your own words, master of your own inner thinking for we imitate the Heavenly Father by molding ourselves into the likeness of the kingdom of love. Master unconditional love and you master control of your own actions as they are guided by love not selfishness.
We have been told to be “Imitators of God as their children” but how can you imitate God? God has called things that are unseen as though they are seen and the unseen become seen. Your eyes deceive you but your faith won’t allow God to be your eyes and ears so that you can follow the path way to His love.
Your inner conversations represent the world you live in. Your individual world is a self-revelation of your own inner speech. You have been told that every idle word that men speak we will give an account of for by your words you will be justified as well as condemned. What world do you want to be a part of? The world at large or God’s kingdom? Whatever you choose, be prepared for its consequences for you are what you think.
We abandon ourselves to negative inner talking yet we expect to retain command of our own lives. Our present mental conversations do not recede into the past as you believe but advance into the future to confront us as wasted or invested words. What you say, feel or think has consequences on your future self. Are you
making it easier or harder to reach your potential by the quality of your inner self-talk?
God tells us that His words will not return unto Him void but it shall accomplish which He intends to happen. And it will prosper everywhere that he sends it. How are you sending your words out into the world? Are your words sending a loving communion of gratitude and care populated with loving thoughts and feelings that return to you prospering where you send them?
Most of us rob others of their willingness and ability to be kind and generous towards them. Our attitudes unfold within us in the form of our mental conversations. These conversations tell us what to do in any given situation and steer us in a direction they want to take us. Your control is either in your hands or your unconscious thought. Take control back and be the person you want to be. Let your inner conversation take you down the path of righteousness and love not selfishness and greed.
Now is the time for solutions. Now is the only time that counts. Don’t worry about the past or what might happen in the future. Even though its effects may not be visible until later on, you have the ability to make those inner thoughts and conversations create the events and relationships of life all based on your word.
How do you consciously create your positive circumstances? By allowing your inner conversations to continually see what is happening all around you. What you see and hear consciously we must see and hear unconsciously. The whole manifested world shows us what use we have made of our words. Are those words acting on your behalf or against you as if in a court of law?
If you practice the art of controlled inner speaking, you will know what God has done for you. You will see what has come to pass. You will be able to consciously use your imagination to transform and channel the immense creative energies of your inner speech from a mental and emotional level to a physical one
as well which has no limits of its own. Without worldly limits, we can see what God has in store for us and act upon it with a loving heart.
What is your aim in life? Does your inner talking match it? What you desire to see and hear without, you must see and hear within. Whatever your goals in life are they must match what your inner speech is saying or conflict will occur. When they are in harmony you will see great things happen.
Every stage of your progress is made by the conscious exercise of your imagination which matches your inner speech and lends itself to your fulfilled desires. When you control your inner thinking and match it to your fulfilled desires, you can lay aside all other processes and act by clear imagination and intention. God will is then easy to follow and even easier to achieve.
The right inner speech for you is the speech that is only yours for you to realize your ideals. It is the speech of fulfilled desire. That desire comes from the gifts given to us by God. Those gifts are mind and speech. They are equivalent to being immortal as they will live on forever.
With the gift of mind and speech you create the conditions and circumstances of your life. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God. The Word is the Son and the mind is the Father. They are not separate. Life is the union of word and mind.
You and your inner talking must be together like the father and Son are. If your mind is one with your inner conversation then what needs to be transformed in the mind needs to be transformed in the conversation and then manifested in life. There is no other way for this to happen.
Stay away from corruption of the mind and be renewed in the spirit of God. Change your inner conversations so that speech and mind become one with each other. Make sure they reflect what the Father and Son both say and believe. Conflict is the devil’s way of putting a wall between us and God.
A change of speech is a change of mind. In 2 Samuel 23:2 it reads, “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.” If the Lord’s word were on Samuel’s tongue then they were in his mind also. The same goes for us for our conversations originate in the mind and produce little speech movements in the tongue.
Samuel is telling us that the mouth of God is the mind of men. That our inner conversations are the word of God. Creating life about us as we create it in ourselves. If we do not attempt to create what God has formed in us then we stagnate to the point of going backwards. Those words must have meaning and reflect what God has given us.
God is always near to us and has set before us in our mouths and in our hearts both goodness and evil, love and hate, blessings and curses and life and death. It is your job to choose what is good and pure in the Lord as well as life. The conditions and circumstances of life are not created by some external force but by the result of
the exercise of your freedom of choice. Know what is good and pure and allow them to be your guide. Push evil away and don’t give in to its calling. It is only a fox in sheep’s clothing.
Your freedom of choice is the idea for which you will respond to. This is the day off salvation. Whatever is good to the Lord think of these things and take them for yourself for your future is formed by the will of God which is your present inner talking.
You create your future by your inner conversations. The words were formed by the will of God. If you want to reap success you must plant success. The idea in your mind which starts the process going is the idea which you accept as truth. Truth depends on the intensity of imagination not upon facts. Change your assumptions to guide the truth. Assumptions, through faults, if persisted, will harden into facts.
The mind always behaves according to the assumption for which it starts. Therefore, to experience success, you must assume that you are successful. It must be consciously and deliberately taken. It doesn’t matter if at the present time, external facts deny the truth of your assumption, because if you persist in your assumption, it will become the truth.
No matter what you believe, your beliefs take you where you want to go. Mind and speech need to be one. If you are positive it is much easier to make this a reality. The more negative you become, the less chance you have to make a difference in the world. Continue to grow, continue to believe and continue to be the person God wants you to be.
In Part 3, we will see how to use your brain to create miracles, magic and amazing opportunities for a better and happier life!