“Taking a leap of faith” is an expression we often hear used among Neville’s students. It is one of the expressions that will be thrown in your face if you start repeating your old story. It is also one of the expressions that it’s very easy to misunderstand. In this article I will do my best to show you what this expression really means. After all, this way of door slamming is actually the kindest door slamming you will ever experience!
(For those who don’t know, door slamming is the expression connected to Neville’s teacher Abdullah and if you aren’t familiar with this story, you should definitely listen to it.)
Taking a leap of faith means more than just creating the scene and replaying it in your head. It means more than practicing a certain technique every day. Actually, it encompasses the entire process of manifesting!
We talk a lot about persisting. We also talk a lot about techniques such as mental diet. Here I will give you an example of what taking a leap of faith would mean.
Example: Person A is manifesting a specific person. In order to do so, they are using mental diet. However, they are not persistently assuming. They do a mental diet for 3 days and then start looking for results. Person B has successfully manifested their SP back, despite the circumstances between them being completely negative. This person used mental diet as well, however, even when this mental diet became tough after 3 days, they persisted because they knew that persistence will bring them results.
I hope that the difference between Person A and Person B is clearly visible here. The only difference is that the Person B took a leap of faith. In other words, they put their trust into the process and they didn’t stop, even if the results didn’t show up after 3 days. They rejected the opportunity to be the person that they were and embraced the opportunity to become the person that they want to be and so they became it, even without seeing any evidence at first. That is what taking a leap of faith is truly about.
- First, you decide to test this. You decide that you are going to prove that it works or you decide that you are going to do it just because you can, it doesn’t matter. Maybe you even decide to do it because you want to prove Neville wrong.
- Second, you abandon your old beliefs. This is what taking a leap of faith is really all about. It’s about abandoning your old beliefs about yourself and the world around you. You decide to try out this new thing that you have discovered. Instead of relying on the world of senses, you decide to rely on your imagination for a little while.
- Third, you don’t let anything stop you. You build your faith by getting small things. Free coffees, free cookies, random discount coupons… Before you move on to things like free trips or free cars.
This is what taking a leap of faith really is. Abandoning the old you and embracing the new you, completely accepting them. You simply move (take a leap) from that old version of yourself and start thinking as the new you would be thinking. Of course, you will still see the evidence of who you were before. But you will close your eyes to this evidence. And by having faith in this process, you become the new you.
“But if every little rumor, doubt, or fear can move you around like a pawn on a chessboard, then you are not keeping the faith!“Neville Goddard
It can be instant. It doesn’t have to be instant. It doesn’t matter. The important thing is, you decide that this is who you are now and you don’t let anything in the outside world move you.
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