From chapter eight of the book Your Faith Is Your Fortune by Neville Goddard:
The foundation of all expression is consciousness.
Try as man will, he cannot find a cause of manifestation other than his consciousness of being.
Man thinks he has found the cause of disease in germs, the cause of war in conflicting political ideologies and greed. All such discoveries of man, catalogued as the essence of Wisdom, are foolishness in the eyes of God.
There is only one power and this power is God (consciousness).
It kills; it makes alive; it wounds; it heals; it does all things, good, bad or indifferent.
Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified.
Not knowing this, he wars against his reflections while he keeps alive the light and the images which project the reflections.
“I AM the light of the world” (John 8:12).
I AM (consciousness) is the light.
That which I am conscious of being (my conception of myself) – such as “I am rich”, “I am healthy”, “I am free” – are the images.
The world is the mirror magnifying all that I AM conscious of being.
Stop trying to change the world since it is only the mirror. Man’s attempt to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing his face. Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself. The reflection then will be satisfactory.
Freedom or imprisonment, satisfaction or frustration can only be differentiated by the consciousness of being.
Regardless of your problem, its duration or its magnitude, careful attention to these instructions will in an amazingly short time eliminate even the memory of the problem.
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