Today I’m in the mood to speak to a short quote from Neville Goddard’s book, Your Faith is Your Fortune. For a longer excerpt, refer to my post, Neville’s Explanations Changed Me.
“Every man automatically expresses that which he is conscious of being. Without effort or the use of words, at every moment of time, man is commanding himself to be and to possess that which he is conscious of being and possessing.”
Like most mature adults there have been hundreds of occasions through the years when I noticed that other people viewed me differently than the way I saw myself. In my mind I positioned these times as markers and opportunities. I knew these reflections were signs I was becoming the free, wise, loving, adventurous and successful woman my inner self has always mentored me to be.
Always Express What is True for You
I was reared by educated, hard-working farming parents who didn’t have a racially prejudiced or bigoted bone in their bodies. They were reserved and had high standards for courtesy. They expected their children to be like them. While loving, mom and dad were not demonstrative and had zero idea how to encourage me and my brothers to use and develop our imaginations. I’m highly intuitive. I’m also an extrovert who is perceiving and feeling. My mom, bless her heart, was flummoxed with how to cope with a child and teen like me. Two statements of mom’s etched themselves into the walls of our family home and the minds who comprised my nuclear family: “Wendy Joan, get your head out of the clouds” and “Wendy Joan, please come back to earth”.
Advantage or not, from a young age I’ve always been able to see when things didn’t line up in other people. Hypocrisy and double standards were glaringly obvious to me. At times I got myself into trouble socially for pointing out these discrepancies because I lacked the skill to deliver my words in a way that rang true without hurting. It took a lot of years to develop the right knack.
My mom insisted that I would do better in the world and avoid disappointment if my dreamer was neutralized. I couldn’t agree. She did, however, get across that I could keep what I saw to myself, which I admit was a valuable skill to learn.
I AM a dreamer and seer. Period. I’m a lot of other things to other people (friend, wife, coach, mentor, teacher, leader, visionary, role model, brat), but these two words, “dreamer” and “seer”, represent who I am in my core. When I look in the mirror, this is who looks back, and she lets me know she is my capacity to succeed at everything that I take on.
Do feel free to ask questions.