Neville Goddard Power Of Awareness
Chapter Fifteen THE CROWN OF THE MYSTERIES
The Assumption of the wish fulfilled is the ship that carries you over the unknown seas to the fulfillment of your dream. The assumption is everything; realization is subconscious and effortless.
Assume a virtue if you have it not. -[William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”]
Act on the assumption that you already possess that which you sought.
Blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. [Luke 1:45]
As the Immaculate Conception2 is the foundation of the Christian mysteries, so the Assumption†3 is their crown. Psychologically, the Immaculate Conception means the birth of an idea in your own consciousness, unaided by another. For instance, when you have a specific wish or hunger or longing, it is an immaculate conception in the sense that no physical person or thing plants it in your mind. It is self-conceived. Every man is the Mary of the Immaculate Conception and birth to his idea must give.4
The Assumption† is the crown of the mysteries because it is the highest use of consciousness. When in imagination you assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled, you are mentally lifted up to a higher level. When, through your persistence, this assumption becomes actual fact, you automatically find yourself on a higher level (that is, you have achieved your desire) in your objective world. Your assumption guides all your conscious and subconscious movements towards its suggested end so inevitably that it actually dictates the events.
The drama of life is a psychological one and the whole of it is written and produced by your assumptions.
Learn the art of assumption, for only in this way can you create your own happiness.
2 Mary’s birth without Original Sin. However, Neville seems to have in mind the Virgin Birth of Jesus. Ed.
3 †The taking up of the body (usually, the body of Mary) into heaven. Ed.
4 Stylistic inversion deriving from quotation not cited; “and must give birth to his idea”. Ed.