How to Use Neville Goddard’s ‘Isn’t It Wonderful’ Technique to Manifest

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Find out how to use Neville Goddard’s “Isn’t it Wonderful” Technique to manifest your desires. 


Do you struggle with creative visualization? 

Maybe you struggle to see vivid imagery or have trouble focusing. 

I get it. Initially, it can be confusing to know if you are visualizing correctly. 

Neville Goddard’s “Isn’t it Wonderful” technique is your answer! 

This technique is crazy simple, perfect for beginner manifestors learning how to work with the Law of Assumption

Let’s get started.

Who Was Neville Goddard, and What Was His Main Philosophy?

Neville Goddard was a mystic, Law of Attraction spiritual teacher, and creator of the Law of Assumption. The Law of Assumption states that your assumptions create your reality, and whatever you assume will be true. 

Neville believed in the power of imagination and created a considerable amount of manifestation techniques to help people control their imagination and change their lives.

What is the “Isn’t It Wonderful” Manifestation Technique?


The “Isn’t it Wonderful” technique is a Neville Goddard manifestation technique that gets you to think from the end state (of already having your manifestation).  

You repeat a single phrase over and over while constructing a scene of already having your wish fulfilled in your mind.

This technique is like affirmations on steroids. It helps free your imagination and evokes your five senses organically. 

All you have to do is start with the phrase:

Isn’t it wonderful that [state your desire as if you already have it]?

“Isn’t It Wonderful” Manifestation Technique Example


Let’s use an example of someone wanting to manifest a relationship with a specific person (SP). It might look something like this. 

In your imagination, construct an event, and build on the scene each time you say the “isn’t it wonderful” phrase.

  • Isn’t it wonderful that [Johnny and I are in a relationship again]?!
  • Isn’t it wonderful that [we were able to solve our problems and work them out]?
  • Isn’t it wonderful that [he said he loved spending time with me and missed me while we were apart]?
  • Isn’t it wonderful that [we discussed moving in together at the grocery store on Tuesday]?!
  • Isn’t it wonderful that [we are going to look at apartments next week]?

Whatever your situation is, build your scene as if it has already happened and you are living in the present with your desire now. Get involved in the feelings of already having your desire and make it feel real

The clearer and more vivid your imagination, the better. 

For instance, if the grocery store example above was your visualization, what aisle were you on when you discussed moving in together, the bread aisle? 

What brands did you see? How did the bread aisle smell? Was the store crowded or empty? What time of day was it? Did you guys just get done working out together, and was your SP stinky? 

You get the gist. 

According to Neville Goddard, feelings are the secret to embodying the state of the wish fulfilled. So, the most important part of the exercise is to focus on how you feel. 

Additionally, if “isn’t it wonderful” seems like old, outdated terminology and feels uncomfortable, you can update the language. Change the phrase to something that better suits you. Here are some ideas below: 

  • Isn’t it lovely that / I love that
  • Isn’t it cool that / It’s so cool that
  • Isn’tit awesome that / It’s so awesome that
  • I’m so happy that 

How To Use the “Isn’t it Wonderful” Technique in 3 Steps


Step 1: Claim Your Desire

Set an intention and decide what you would like to manifest. If this is your first time manifesting with the Law of Assumption, work on one desire at a time for the best results.

This way, you’ll develop a complete focus on your goal and visualization practice. 

Write down your desire in a journal. Keep a manifestation journal just for your manifestations and visualizations.  

Once you get the hang of manifesting, sometimes people venture out and manifest multiple desires at once, but starting slow will help you build a strong manifestation practice.

Step 2: Visualize Your Desire


Next, set aside quiet time to get your mind and body in a relaxed state to visualize your desire.

The best time to reprogram the subconscious mind is when you are in a drowsy state right before you fall asleep, and your brain waves are in the theta state. Goddard calls this the state akin to sleep (SATS). 

Other powerful times to impress the subconscious mind are right after you wake up and directly after meditations.

The first (or few) times you work on a specific desire, I recommend having your manifestation journal around so you can jot down your statements, visuals, and feelings. 

This way, you can have a record as you shape your visualization or in case you forget something. 

Repeat your visualization every night until you feel that you have your desire. You can think the phrases in your head or speak them aloud.

Eventually, you’ll automatically know how to get into the state of the wish fulfilled without notes. 

And over time, your visualizations will become so deeply ingrained in your subconscious that they become a memory and your natural state of being. This is the goal. 

Step 3: Assume Your Desire is Already Yours — It’s Done


The last step is to assume that it’s done.

Neville’s Law of Assumption techniques aims to get you into the state of the wish fulfilled. A state where you are thinking and feeling from the end of already having your desire. 

You’ll know you’ve experienced this state when you are not waiting for your desire to come because your desire is already here. Your desire becomes your natural state of being.

You’ll most likely experience states of calm, peace, and gratitude along with the state of the wish fulfilled. 

In the beginning, the state of the wish fulfilled will feel false, but as Neville says, as you persist, your assumptions will harden into fact, and the external world will have no choice but to conform to your assumptions. 

Does the “Isn’t it Wonderful” Technique Work?

Yes, yes, and yes! As mentioned earlier, this technique is perfect for beginners but also powerful for experienced manifestors. 

I gave an in-depth version of the method, but it’s flexible. You can do a lengthy visualization or shorten your visualization. 

However, the goal of the technique is not whether your visualization is lengthy or short but rather to reach the embodied state of the wish fulfilled. 

Experiment and see what works, as long as your visualization feels real. 

How Long Does the “Isn’t it Wonderful” Technique Take to Work?

According to a University College London Study, building a habit takes 18 to 254 days, an average of 66 days for most people. 

However, your level of belief plays a crucial role; if you believe 18 days, then 18 days.

How long it takes to work will depend on your ability to persuade your subconscious mind (yourself). 

For instance, if you have limiting beliefs, this causes blocks. If so, find your limiting beliefs, work through them, and let go of them. 

Related: How to Use a Habit Tracker To Transform Your Life

Another Way to Use the “Isn’t it Wonderful” Technique

Additionally, you can use the “isn’t it wonderful” technique as affirmations. 

In the mornings, boost your mood by assuming the day will go in your favor. You can affirm “Isn’t it wonderful” throughout your day. 

Here are some ideas from Neville below:

  • Isn’t it Wonderful that [something marvelous is happening to me now]?
  • Isn’t it Wonderful that [today will be a fantastic day]!

Related: 47 Daily Affirmations for Success and Motivation

List of Neville Goddard’s Concepts to Become a Powerful Manifestor 

  • Living in the State of the Wish Fulfilled
  • Think From the End State
  • Self-concept 
  • No One to Change But Self
  • First Principle – I am
  • Everyone is You Pushed Out
  • Feeling is the Secret (also his best-selling book, buy here)
  • State Akin to Sleep (SATS)
  • Mental Diet

Goddard mastered the human psyche. He studied the human mind from all angles and discovered numerous entry points into the imagination. 

I’ve compiled a list of his best manifestation techniques. Read my blog post: 17 Best Neville Goddard’s Manifesting Techniques List, to help you attract your desires. 

Closing Thoughts on Neville Goddard’s “Isn’t It Wonderful” Technique

There you have it. Now you know how to use Neville Goddard’s “Isn’t it Wonderful” technique. I would love to hear how it goes, and please let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to help.

Wishing you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 57 Affirmations to Build True Confidence and Overcome Self-Doubt 

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Happy manifesting.

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Hi! I’m Susan. I'm a manifestation teacher and holistic coach, here to support your spiritual, self-love, and well-being journey. My mission is to help people call in their wildest desires and live a life of expansion and deep fulfillment. Looking for personal guidance? Check out my 1:1 coaching page. I'd be honored to help. Much Gratitude! Love, Susan

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