Manifesting Moods

Manifesting Moods

What do you think about when you think about ‘moods’? When I think of that word, I usually think about the negative ones, but in The Law and the Promise, mid-20th Century author and speaker Neville Goddard wrote eloquently about consciously using POSITIVE MOODS to actually *invite* positive outcomes.

In chapter 7, Neville writes…

Men regard their moods far too much as effects and not sufficiently as causes.

Moods are imaginal activities without which no creation is possible.

We say that we are happy because we have achieved our goal; we do not realize that the process works equally well in the reverse direction — that we shall achieve our goal because we have assumed the happy feeling of the wish fulfilled.

Think about that for a moment: by consciously choosing to feel GOOD, you are activating your imagination to create positive shifts. LOA enthusiasts will immediately recognize this truth, but how many of us have understood it from the term “moods”? You may recognize the term “wish fulfilled” from one of Wayne Dyer’s recent books. Dr. Dyer was reinterpreting Neville’s teachings.

If you have ever watched The Dog Whisperer or Leader of the Pack with Cesar Milan, you’ve seen him INDUCE a positive mental attitude in dogs simply by changing the dog’s physical position. By forcing a dog to lay down, the dog’s body begins to naturally relax and as the body relaxes, so does the mind. By experiencing a different physical posture, the dog is able to find peace of mind.

The principal which Neville writes about is very similar concept, but using imaginal moods ~ moods conjured in the imagination ~ versus physical postures.

In The Law and The Promise, Neville shares this inspiring story which is well worth repeating. Read it and see where you might apply this suggestion in your life:

The lady in the following story so successfully felt the feeling of her wish fulfilled, she made her mood the character of the night — frozen in a delightful dream.

“Most of us read and love fairy stories, but we all know that stories of improbable riches and good fortune are for the delight of the very young. But are they? I want to tell you of something unbelievably wonderful that happened to me through the power of my imagination — and I am not ‘young’ in years.

We live in an age which believes in neither fable nor magic, and yet everything I could possibly want in my wildest day-dreams was given to me by the simple use of what you teach — that ‘imagining creates reality’ and that ‘feeling’ is the secret of imagining.

“At the time this wonderful thing happened to me I was out of a job and had no family to fall back upon for support. I needed just about everything. To find a decent job I needed a car to look for it, and though I had a car, it was so worn out it was ready to fall apart. I was behind in my rent; I had no proper clothes to seek a job; and today it’s no fun for a woman of fifty-five to apply for a job of any kind. My bank account was almost depleted and there was no friend to whom I could turn.

“But I had been attending your lectures for almost a year and my desperation forced me to put my imagination to the test. Indeed, I had nothing to lose. It was natural for me, I suppose, to begin by imagining myself having everything I needed. But I needed so many things and in such short order that I found myself exhausted when I finally got through the list, and by that time I was so nervous I could not sleep. One lecture night I heard you tell of an artist who captured the ‘feeling’, or ‘word’, as you called it, of ‘isn’t it wonderful!’ in his personal experience.

“I began to apply this idea to my case. Instead of thinking of and imagining every article I needed, I tried to capture the ‘feeling’ that something wonderful was happening to me — not tomorrow, not next week — but right now.

I would say over and over to myself as I fell asleep, ‘Isn’t it wonderful! Something marvelous is happening to me now!’ And as I fell asleep I would feel the way I would expect to feel under such circumstances.

“I repeated that imaginary action and feeling for two months, night after night, and one day in early October I met a casual friend I hadn’t seen for months who informed me he was about to leave on a trip to New York. I had lived in New York many years ago and we talked of the city a few moments and then parted. I completely forgot the incident. One month later, to the day, this man called at my apartment and simply handed me a Certified Check in my name for twenty-five hundred dollars. After I got over the initial shock of seeing my name on a check for so much money, the story that unfolded seemed to me like a dream. It concerned a friend I had not seen nor heard from in more than twenty-five years. This friend of my past, I now learned, had become extremely wealthy in those twenty-five years. Our mutual acquaintance who had brought the check to me had met him quite by accident during the trip to New York last month. During their conversation they spoke of me, and for reasons I was not to know (for to this day I have not heard from him personally and have never attempted to contact him) this old friend decided to share a portion of his great wealth with me.

“For the next two years, from the office of his attorney, I received monthly checks so generous in amount they not only covered every necessary requirement of daily living, but left much over for all the lovely things of life: a car, clothes, a spacious apartment — and best of all, no need to earn my daily bread.

“This past month I received a letter and some legal papers to be signed which provide the continuation of this monthly income for the rest of my natural life!” …T.K.

How have you consciously used your moods to materialize positive change in your life? Share your comments and stories below!


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11 thoughts on “Manifesting Moods

  1. The phrase is calming and centering. An immediate mood elevator. As well, can be applied to anything. Thank you ever so much for sharing it. ♥

  2. This is a wonderful story. I’ve often focused on the feeling of receiving what I wanted, but I haven’t focused on my mood as a manifesting tool. I know when I’m in a good mood wonderful things happen, so I need to remember to cultivate this on purpose.

    • Same here, Michelle! I have certainly cultivated positive feelings while doing affirmations, visualizations, or even meditating, but I never considered that I cultivate them consciously as a manifesting tool on steroids. However, it really does makes sense and I’ve been having fun with this ever since I read it.

      I look forward to reading your success stories with this imaginal approach! 😀

      Many blessings,

  3. I was taken with this story when I first read it some time ago – as I am with so much of Neville’s material. Thank you for bringing this story up again! This approach, affirming and feeling that ‘something wonderful is happening’ is awesome for a multiple reasons. When I say it, I feel delight because I’m not sure exactly what that wonderful thing is…but I can sense its wonder. Wouldn’t that feeling be like rocket fuel for Universe?! And I’m instantly relieved of any compulsion to figure out HOW it’s going to happen, because…what’s the point?! I don’t know what it is – I only know it’s going to be cool – it’s gonna be ‘wonderful’! For me, this feeling that it’s happening now reminds me of when I was a child on Christmas Eve – feeling like it’s really happening – the day is arriving and I know that even though I can’t see it, everything is being put into place for an awesome experience. Something wonderful is happening!

    • Brenda, you and I share a great appreciation for Neville’s amazing material. I agree that this particular process opens the door to delightful expectation that makes it easier to just let it all unfold perfectly. 😉

      Looking forward to reading your success stories, too! Thanks again for stopping by.

      Many blessings,

  4. I really LOVE the idea that I can use my mood as a Manifesting Tool. When I feel my mood shift I am aware of it immediately. Therefore, simply knowing now that all I have to do is feel a better feeling through a thought or word of choice is Empowering.

    • Yes, Fawhna, it is very empowering to realize *we* are the only ones who can think or feel for us. No one else can do it for us, so we hold the power!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • P.S. I think I’m going to start an affirmation of “Isn’t it wonderful how something fabulous and fun is happening to me right now?” (or) “Isn’t it wonderful how my life is joyously magical?” I’m going to play with these to find the best “feel” for me and then use it everyday. Probably will post it around my house and office, too. 🙂
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