What Is The Law Of Assumption?
by Hedley Derenzie
The law of assumption is a metaphysical philosophy based on the teachings of Neville Goddard, considered one of the great American mystics of the 20th Century.
According to Neville Goddard, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century, the Law of Assumption states that the assumptions (thoughts and beliefs) we hold dominantly about something – anything – is what causes what we experience in our physical reality.
Sure, we’ve all heard this before — or something along the lines of this. But have you really taken the time to let this truth settle into every cell of your body?
Imagination is the cause of your reality.
This statement is the ultimate game-changer, mainly because we have been taught to not only value reality over imagination but that imagination holds little to no value.
If you were someone who was scolded for daydreaming or spending ‘too much time in your imagination’ then you know what I’m talking about.
The Law of Assumption corrects this way of thinking and in doing so returns people to their rightful place as the creators of their reality.
As Neville states, consciousness is the one and only reality. Reality is the reflection of consciousness.
Although it’s not Neville who is stating this. These concepts originate from the Bible which, as Neville explains, is a metaphysical teaching using parables and metaphors rather than a historical account of literal events. These biblical teachings when returned to their right context have the power to completely transform your life.
Whatever assumptions you are holding dominantly in consciousness is what will ‘harden into fact’. In other words, the dominant beliefs you hold about something is what will determine your experience of it.
If you want to change any part of your reality, you have to start by changing the assumptions you have about it.
Where do you do this?
In your imagination, of course.
It’s no accident that children come into this world with such active and vibrant imaginations.
I help out a friend who teaches drama to five and six-year-olds. These children come to drama class alive with stories about wizards and witches and princesses and monsters. They make up stories as if it’s the most natural thing for them to do.
Unfortunately, as we grow older, this connection to our imagination – our creative power – gets drilled out of us.
As we develop from children into teenagers and then adults, we acquire more responsibility. As a result, we become more hyper-focused on our external reality. We start to forget about our imagination, let alone invest any time in it. Our imaginations take a backseat. Reality takes precedence.
The law of assumption brings us back into alignment with the true source of our creative powers — our ‘beautiful human imagination’ as Neville would say.
Through the wonderful teachings of Neville Goddard, we are reminded that whatever vision we can imagine in our minds and persist with will eventually become our reality.
One thing I love about the law of assumption is that it evens out the playing field of life. We all have access to the same power. It doesn’t matter where you were born, who your parents were, the amount of trauma you’ve experienced or how much money you have. We all have the same power — the power of our imagination.
By reconnecting with this power and starting to use our imaginations more wisely and consciously, we can create phenomenal changes in our lives.
Personally, I’ve found these teachings to be the most powerful out of all the manifestation teachings. When put into practice, they really do work.
Since diligently applying these teachings I’ve moved into my dream home, created a fulfilling new business, adopted the most beautiful dog and upgraded my car.
This is just the tip of the iceberg though. Perhaps the most important change is that I am consistently happier and healthier. I no longer feel like life is happening to me. And that is quite the load off.
Speaking from personal experience, the more you get into these teachings and apply them to your life, the more magic you will start to experience.
As you start to see reality reflecting your imagined creations, you’ll want to imagine more. You’ll find yourself wanting to spend more time playing in your imagination, creating your ideal worlds and experiences.
And in doing so, you’ll start to feel more like yourself again.
Hedley Derenzie is a qualified life coach, author and teacher of Law of Assumption on her YouTube channel, You Are The One. You can also find Hedley at www.youaretheone.com.au