06 Mar 2021

[36] The Duel Nature of Consciousness

The One in All

Neville Goddard

The One consciousness which includes subconscious and conscious

  • A clear concept of the dual nature of man’s consciousness must be the clear basis of all true prayer. Consciousness includes a subconscious as well as a conscious part. The infinitely greater part of consciousness lies below the sphere of objective consciousness
    • The subconscious is the most important part of consciousness. It is the cause of voluntary action. The subconscious is what a man is. The conscious is what a man knows. “I and my Father are one but my Father is greater than I.” The conscious and subconscious are one, but the subconscious is greater than the conscious
  • “I of myself can do nothing, the Father within me He doeth the work.” I, objective consciousness, of myself can do nothing; the Father, the subconscious, He doeth the work. The subconscious is that in which everything is known, in which everything is possible, to which everything goes, from which everything comes, which belongs to all, to which all have access

Alignment with the five senses via assumption

  • The conscious mind reasons inductively from observation, experience and education. It therefore finds it difficult to believe what the five senses and inductive reason deny
    • The subconscious reasons deductively and is never concerned with the truth or falsity of the premise, but proceeds on the assumption of the correctness of the premise and objectifies results which are consistent with the premise. This distinction must be clearly seen by all who would master the art of praying
    • No true grasp of the science of prayer can be really obtained until the laws governing the dual nature of consciousness are understood and the importance of the subconscious realized
  • What I am conscious of is constructed out of what I am not conscious of
    • Not only does my subconscious assumptions influence my behavior, but they also fashion the pattern of my objective existence
    • They alone have the power to say, “Let us make man objective manifestations in my image, after my likeness.” The whole of creation is asleep within the deep of man and is awakened to objective existence by his subconscious assumptions

Prayer, the art of believing

  • Prayer, the art of believing, is what is denied by the senses deals almost entirely with the subconscious
    • Through prayer, the subconscious is suggested into acceptance of the wish fulfilled, and, reasoning deductively, logically unfolds it to its legitimate end. “Far greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”
  • Prayer is the key which unlocks the infinite storehouse. “Prove me now here with, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
    • “Prayer modifies or completely changes my subconscious assumptions, and a change of assumptions is a change of expression.”
    • Prayer can take the form of working with the imagination: “What would it be like if it were true?”, subconscious affirmation: Working in a way where I feel either one of those in a way that affirms it to be true
  • The subjective mind is completely controlled by suggestion. Ideas are best suggested when the objective mind is partly subjective, that is, when the objective senses are diminished or held in abeyance
    • This partly subjective state can best be described as controlled reverie, wherein the mind is passive but capable of functioning with absorption
    • It is a concentration of attention. There must be no conflict in my mind when I am praying. Turn from what is to what ought to be. Assume the mood of fulfilled desire, and by the universal law of reversibility I will realize my desire

The One consciousness in All

  • The subjective mind is the diffused consciousness that animates the world; it is the spirit that giveth life. In all substance is a single soul subjective mind. Through all creation runs this one unbroken subjective mind
    • Thought and feeling fused into beliefs impress modifications upon it, charge it with a mission, which mission it faithfully executes
  • Man transmits ideas to the subconscious through my feelings. The subconscious transmits ideas from mind to mind through telepathy
    • Whatever I could wish for others can be believed of me, and by the law of belief which governs subjective reasoning I am compelled to subjectively accept, and therefore objectively express, accordingly

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