17 POWERFUL Neville Goddard Manifestation Techniques (2023)

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Curious about Neville Goddard and his manifestation techniques? I don’t blame you. Neville Goddard’s manifestation techniques will most definitely beef up your manifestation game. 

Below I’ve compiled 17 of his most powerful manifestation techniques. 

Before we discuss each technique, we’ll briefly go over who Neville Goddard is and his main philosophy.

All of Goddard’s manifestation techniques are different entry points into your imagination. They are various ways to strengthen and control your internal landscape, but ultimately, they all will lead you to the same place—living in the state of the wish fulfilled. 

So don’t feel overwhelmed or get too hung up on needing to know them all. Pick one or a few, experiment, and see what works for you.

It’s a long one, so hang on tight, and enjoy!


First, What is Manifesting?

Manifesting is the art of bringing the formless into form, in other words, bringing your desires from the spiritual realm into the 3D physical, material realm. 

It is similar, yet vastly different from goal setting. Goal setting alone is missing one key element—that we are spiritual beings with levels of intelligence beyond the 3D. 

With manifesting, you use your spiritual nature to consciously create the life you deeply desire from the inside out (your soul). And in the process, you learn soul stuff like allowing, letting go, and not clinging to your desires. 

Some people do this naturally, but the rest of us need fine-tuning and deeper knowledge on how to access our manifesting powers. 

Put simply, manifesting is believing and knowing. Knowing means believing; even when others cannot see, you can see. This is your power. 

However, if your physical being is in a state of not believing, it takes a conscious effort to remember who you are and retrain yourself to know that you are, in fact, already ONE with your creations. This is manifesting in a nutshell. 

Also, another essential piece of manifesting is knowing your vibration! Be sure to head to my article to learn more about the emotional guidance scale developed by Esther Abraham-Hicks.

Who is Neville Goddard?


Neville Lancelot Goddard is a mystic, spiritual teacher, and revolutionary metaphysical thinker originally from Barbados. (February 19, 1905 – October 1, 1972)

Goddard gained notoriety during the 1930s New Thought Movement and is considered the Father of the Law of Attraction. 

In the first half of his life, Goddard was an accomplished dancer. However, by the latter half, he met his friend Abdullah, an Ethiopian rabbi mystic. 

He began studying under Abdullah, and from that point forward, he devoted his life to helping people change their lives through the power of imagination.

Neville Goddard’s Philosophy and Concepts

Neville Goddard believed that your imagination is God (Universe). Thus you are God and the creator of your own reality. 

He intertwined the Bible’s teachings throughout his books and lectures and had an unusual take on the Bible. 

He believed that the Bible’s parables and characters symbolized the human psychological experience and profoundly explained their hidden mystical meanings. 

Goddard’s driving philosophy is centered around the Law of Assumption. The Law of Assumption states that “assumptions harden into facts.” 

Your external reality is a projection of your internal state of consciousness. What you assume to be true will be true.

He teaches that consciousness is the one and only true reality. Seek not to change the external world but only to change your inner world; your external reality has no choice but to conform to your assumptions. 

Neville’s Core Concepts:

  • Self-concept
  • Everyone is You Pushed Out
  • Live in the state of the wish fulfilled (end state)
  • Fourth Dimensional Thinking
  • Claim your desire
  • Feeling is the secret 
  • State Akin to Sleep (SATS)

17 Powerful Manifestation Techniques Developed by Neville Goddard


1. The Ladder Technique 


The first Neville Goddard technique is the Ladder Technique. Technically called the Ladder Experiment

The ladder technique is his most famous and was often the first technique he would introduce to his students. 

He instructed his students to vividly imagine climbing a ladder every night before they went to bed for three consecutive days. 

To do the exercise, visualize in first person climbing up and down a ladder. Evoke every sense. Do this in the drowsy state right before you drift off to sleep (SATS). 

And during the day, write out on sheets of paper or post-it notes, “I will NOT climb a ladder.” as much as you can. 

After you do this for three consecutive days, forget about the experiment and completely let go of it. 

Amazingly after doing the exercise, his students reported randomly encountering situations where they had to climb a ladder.

Though no one knows for sure his reasoning behind the experiment, people speculate that the experiment was to prove that his methodologies worked. 

It was to show that your subconscious has more power over the conscious mind. 

If you loved the exercise, you can substitute the ladder with any of your desires.  

2. The Eavesdrop Technique


The second Neville Goddard technique is the Eavesdropping Technique.

For this technique, imagine yourself eavesdropping on people you know having a conversation about you accomplishing your desire. 

Imagine in vivid detail who is talking, their body language, cadence, and the words they are using. 

Hear their praise, their admiration, and their excitement. Neville even said you could imagine people feeling envious or jealous of you as well (I don’t recommend this.) Whatever it is, as long as it feels authentic to you. 

Get engrossed in their conversation, and live out the emotional experience of you already having your desire as if it were happening now. 

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use the Neville Goddard’s Eavesdropping Technique to Manifest

3. Congratulations Technique


The third Neville Goddard technique is the Congratulations Technique.

For this technique, construct an event of a person or group congratulating you for achieving your desire. 

For instance, you just got a job promotion, and your parents take you for a celebratory dinner. Evoke all five senses and visualize in vivid detail them congratulating you.

Maybe your dad shakes your hand; really feel his handshake. Maybe your mom hugs and embraces you. Smell the scent of her perfume. Take in the look on her face and clearly hear her voice and words. 

What emotions do they evoke: a feeling of warmth, genuine happiness, and sincere support?

Keep working on your wish fulfillment until it feels so real that you have your desire.  

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use Neville Goddard’s Congratulations Technique to Manifest

4. The Fast Forward Technique


The fourth Neville Goddard technique is the Fast-Forward Technique. Also called the Go To the End Technique.

This technique works well when you feel apprehensive about a future event. 

For instance, let’s say you have an upcoming presentation for work. 

Go into your mind and fast forward to the event, and visualize it working out well in your favor as if it were happening now. 

This technique combats negative and fearful thinking. Some of us imagine ourselves failing, stumbling over our words, sweating, or freezing up.

Instead, imagine yourself succeeding and the presentation going well. Everything went smoothly; you engaged your audience and provided value.

You are now finished with the presentation, relishing how well it went, and you may be taking a moment to see how you can do better next time. 

Go into vivid detail and evoke all five senses. Do it until it feels so real that your goal is already accomplished and done. 

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use the Neville Goddard’s Fast Forward Technique to Manifest

5. The Breathing Technique


The fifth Neville Goddard technique is the Breathing Technique.

For the breathing technique, first, clearly decide on a desire.

Second, visualize already having your desire accomplished. 

Next, while in your visualization, begin to inhale and exhale. Start at a slow pace and accelerate to a quicker speed. Find a rhythm that feels natural to you.

Keep going, take one last deep inhale, and then at the bottom of your inhale, exhale and explode the air out. 

The idea is that this exercise mimics a sexual act, and the explosion is like the peak. 

Goddard mentions only to do this exercise once for any desire you work on. 

Every climax is an impregnation of creation and you can never repeat it. It can only happen once, and it’s finished. 

So hence, the last explosive exhale fuels the outcome of your desire, and your creative visualization has taken its pregnancy.

Once you’re finished, all you have to do now is let go and leave the rest to the Universe.

6. The Isn’t Wonderful Technique


The sixth Neville Goddard technique is the Isn’t it Wonderful Technique

This technique is a great one for beginners struggling with visualization. 

Get into a drowsy, sleepy state (SATS) or meditative state. 

Activate your senses and start imagining already having your desire fulfilled. This exercise will help you to think from the end state. 

Begin each thought with: Isn’t it wonderful [insert desire].

For instance, if you desire to be in a relationship, your thoughts might start like this.

Isn’t it wonderful [I found my partner]? 

Continue to craft out your experience.

Isn’t it wonderful [she is so attentive and loving]?

Isn’t it wonderful [I’m so physically attracted to her]?

Isn’t it wonderful [she gets along well with my family]?

Keep on building your experience.

You can say it out loud or simply think the phrases. But remember to really feel your feelings and live in the state of the wish fulfilled.

You can do this exercise in the morning or throughout your day. But most importantly, to really feel the feelings.

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use Neville Goddard’s ‘Isn’t It Wonderful Technique’ to Manifest

7. The I Remember When Technique


The seventh Neville Goddard technique is the I Remember When Technique.

This technique aims to help you think from the end. One thing we do naturally if our goal has already been accomplished is we tend to look back on the past.

We remember when we didn’t have our desire and think about how we lived before accomplishing our desire.

Similar to an archetypical old man who reminisces on the past or the good old days. He might say, “I remember when gas was 31 cents.” 

What would you be thinking if your wish had already been fulfilled? 

I remember when ‘fill in the blank.’

Imagine your wish fulfilled, and channel all your thoughts and feelings toward the past. 

Reminisce on simpler times, the challenges you went through to have your desire today, or indulge in the satisfaction of how far you’ve come. 

The clearer and more detailed your visualization is, the better. 

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use Neville Goddard’s ‘I Remember When’ Technique to Manifest

8. The Telephone Technique


The eighth Neville Goddard technique is the Telephone Technique.

Goddard instructed that when you are on the phone with a friend complaining or dwelling negatively about their life, not to let their energy affect your energy.

Judging them, half-listening, or passive listening can lead to conflict and disharmony. Instead, he said to love them and, in your imagination, hear them say something more loving. 

Hear them speak well about their life and say something more uplifting. He said you would also invite them into a more loving state. 

When you get off the phone or leave the rendezvous with them, go back into the state of the wish fulfilled. 

The idea is to keep their energy from entering your energy field and maintain your vibration

9. The Thank You Technique 


The ninth Neville Goddard Technique is the Thank You Technique. Also called the Lullaby Technique.

According to all spiritual teachers, gratitude is one of the most positive states to manifest from and live in. 

Similar to the isn’t it wonderful technique, start by claiming your desire and get into the state of the wish fulfilled. Show complete appreciation for already having your manifestation.

If you already had your desire, what would you be thankful for?

Goddard instructs us to get into SATS (State Akin to Sleep) and say our affirmations like a lullaby.

Thank you for [insert your desire].

Thank you for [build on the details of having your desire].

Thank you for [describe something else you are thankful for about having your wish].

Really feel that you have your desire now, and indulge in gratitude while you doze off to sleep. 

You can, of course, do this technique any time of the day, but the best time to impress the subconscious is during the SATS.

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use Neville Goddard’s Thank You Technique to Manifest

10. The First Principle 


The tenth Neville Goddard technique is the First Principle.

Fall back on this principle when you are in doubt or confused and looking for answers for your path.

“Be still and Know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) ~ Neville Goddard

Goddard instructed that no matter what happens, turn inwards, be still, and know that your awareness is God.  

Go into meditation and tune out the external noise and find I AM. I like to repeat I AM while focusing on my third eye or heart space during meditations. Let the noise and chaos evaporate, and focus on I AM.

I AM is your god state and foundation from which all creation manifests.

From this place of calm and peace, you can begin to receive inspiration or find alignment with your desires.

11. The Catch the Mood Technique


The eleventh Neville Goddard technique is the Catch the Mood Technique.

When Goddard was in an unwanted mood, he would put it on himself to dwell on a mood he wanted instead. 

Goddard said whenever you are not in a good mood, deliberately create a mood you want and then dwell on that state. Dwell on that state until the mood you want is integrated. 

Or, if you are visualizing a desire, dwell on the end state until you get to the state of really having your desire.

12. The Change the Past Technique


The twelfth Neville Goddard technique is the Change the Past Technique. Also called the Revision Technique. 

The revision technique is similar to the therapeutic healing method called self-reparenting

In therapy sessions (or self-therapy), when you encounter a past painful memory, the therapist will have you become the loving parent and talk to your inner child as the loving parent. 

You give love to yourself in the way you needed, ultimately healing that wound.

For the Revision Technique, if you have memories that didn’t go in your favor, Goddard said to go back to the memory and revise the entire memory. 

See the memory play as you would have wished it to play out. Visualize it and imagine the memory playing out in your favor. Then internalize the good feelings and let go of the memory. 

Read the Full Explanation: How to Use Neville Goddard’s Revision Technique to Manifest

13. Make Elsewhere HERE and The Future NOW Technique

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The thirteenth technique is the Make Elsewhere Here and The Future Now Technique. Or sometimes called the Here and Now Technique.

This technique is a mouthful but stick with me.

For Neville Goddard’s techniques, you always want to live in the end state now. 

You can believe you will get your desire but are not actually living in the end state. 

For instance, let’s say you desire a new job. 

Activate your senses and internally live from the state of already having your job. 

Make the future today and make the feelings of having your job now. If you create those feelings and persist in that state—the state becomes you. 

This is where some people trip up in their visualizations; there is a time delay in the state of wish fulfillment. 

The time delay will project to the Universe that you are in a state of waiting, reflecting your reality. 

14. The I Become You Technique


The fourteenth Neville Goddard technique is the I Become You Technique.

For this technique, imagine that you have become someone else experiencing you with your wish fulfilled.

For instance, let’s say you are experiencing favoritism from your boss. 

Generally, most of us who are triggered by this trait might get frustrated and start to dwell in feelings of injustice.

Instead, in your imagination, try becoming your boss and have them give you the desired treatment. You are your boss interacting with you. 

You may hear them say nice things to you, see them giving you pointers, helping you grow in your position, and supporting your career.

Make your scene vivid and feel real to you. 

15. The Lost and Found Technique


The fifteenth Neville Goddard is the Lost and Found Technique.

If you have lost something, Goddard suggests proving that your object is not lost. In your imagination, prove to yourself that the object is currently with you.

Go into your imagination, activate your senses and imagine yourself feeling and touching your object. Assume that your object will return. 

Let it go and see your belongings return to you.

16. The How Did I Technique


The sixteenth Neville Goddard technique is the How Did I Technique.

This technique is like a combination of the “I remember when technique” and the “it’s so wonderful technique.” 

The idea is to create feelings of amazement (or any other state that suits you) that you received your desire. 

How did I get here?! How did this wonderful thing enter my life?!

Start by claiming your desire and thinking from the end state of already having your wish fulfilled.

For instance, let’s say you desire to attract your dream partner.

You can say the affirmations aloud or think your thoughts, but remember to feel the feelings.

How did I [insert desire]?

How did I [manage to land such a wonderful man]?!

How did I [attract such a wonderful person? She’s literally my dream girl?! I feel so lucky]. 

Night after night, keep building on your experience until you feel that you have your desire now. 

17. The Mental Diet Technique


The seventeenth technique is the Mental Diet Technique. 

This technique is what we call in our modern-day positive thinking, mindfulness, mindset work, or a combination of the three. 

With this technique, start by becoming aware of your inner conversations. Our minds are constantly chattering and doing its own thing if we don’t control it. 

Our minds can run our lives when we should be running our minds. Meditation will help with becoming aware of your thoughts if you don’t already meditate.

Goddard has a book called Mental Diet and an audio lecture on it. He gives tips on managing our inner conversations. 

Closing Thoughts on Neville Goddard’s Manifestation Techniques

You must admit that Neville Goddard had the human mind figured out. Now that you have his complete list, and know his different techniques, choose one and try it out tonight. 

I would love to hear how it goes. And please let me know if you have any questions about Goddard’s techniques.

I wish you many blessings and so much love and joy!

You might also enjoy: The 12 Universal Spiritual Laws of Manifestation

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Happy manifesting and much gratitude. 

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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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