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Manifesting Technique: Neville Goddard Eavesdropping Technique

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Are you curious about Neville Goddard’s eavesdropping technique? It is a lesser-known but extremely effective technique. Read more to learn how to use Neville Goddard’s Eavesdropping technique to manifest your desires.


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

If you’re new to Neville Goddard, let’s briefly go over who he was and his philosophy. 

Neville was a beloved spiritual teacher who taught people how to change their lives using the Law of Assumption. The Law of Assumption states that your assumptions create your reality, and what you internally assume to be true manifests in your external reality. 

Neville wholeheartedly believed that a person could manifest a new reality through the power of imagination. 

He advocated that to change your life, you must fully turn your attention away from the external world and focus completely on changing your internal world (your assumptions). 

Neville’s manifesting techniques will teach you how to do just that: use your imagination to change your assumptions.

When working with Neville’s manifesting techniques, you should know one key concept his techniques aim to help you achieve—the state of the wish fulfilled

Living in the state of the wish fulfilled means using your imagination to persuade yourself that the external desire you want is already here. You assume it’s done. 

As you persist in the state of the wish fulfilled, Neville says the world will have no choice but to conform to your assumptions. That’s how much power you have—as within, so without.

Okay, let’s learn how to apply his concepts and techniques practically. Today, we’ll go over how to live in the state of the wish fulfilled using the Eavesdropping Technique.

What is the Eavesdropping Technique?

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The Eavesdropping Technique is a Law of Assumption technique in which you use the power of your imagination to eavesdrop on people you know conversing about you achieving your goal.

Sidenote: If you are familiar with the Congratulations Technique, the Eavesdropping Technique is similar but slightly different. With the Eavesdropping Technique, you are a third party witnessing a conversation. Meanwhile, with the Congratulations Technique, you play a part in the conversation. 

When and Why to Use the Eavesdropping Technique

This Eavesdropping Technique is powerful for any desire you wish to manifest.

But it is especially powerful if you believe people think poorly of you, feel a lack of emotional support from others, or struggle with self-rejection.

Limiting Thoughts: People don’t support me. People don’t get me. People don’t want me to succeed. People don’t want the best for me. People are not happy when I succeed. People don’t love me. People don’t care about me. 

Limiting Beliefs: I am not supported. I am alone. I am not loved or valued. 

The Eavesdropping Technique can help you banish scarcity thinking by filling your vibration with people who support you and are happy with your accomplishments. 

However, his techniques are about living in the state of the wish fulfilled and making the end state feel as real as possible. 

Neville does mention that you can imagine jealousy, envy, or any other negative emotion as long as it feels real. 

But as per the Law of Attraction, if you vibrate with jealousy and envy, you will attract more envy and jealousy into your field. 

The most important thing with Neville’s manifesting techniques is to make it feel real. It has to feel so real that you become your desire. So it’s up to you. 

Related: Abraham-Hicks’ Emotional Guidance Scale & How to Use It

Eavesdropping Technique Manifesting Examples: 

  • Manifest SP (specific person)
  • Manifest a job promotion
  • Manifest a new job
  • Manifest winning the lottery
  • Manifesting a raise
  • Manifest money
  • Manifest marriage
  • Manifest a vacation
  • Manifest pregnancy

How to Use the Eavesdropping Technique in 3 Steps

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Step 1: Claim Your Desire

The first step is to claim your desire and decide it’s yours. Claim your desire by writing it down in your manifestation journal

I recommend keeping a separate manifestation journal for your manifestations and visualizations. Writing your desires down begins the process of physicalizing them in the material world.

So, for example, let’s say you want to manifest a job promotion. Write down your desire as if you already have it: I am in a leadership position (job title) at XYZ company. 

If this is your first time manifesting with the Law of Assumption, work on one desire at a time for the best results. 

Once you get the hang of manifesting, people sometimes venture out and manifest multiple desires simultaneously. But starting slow will help you build a strong manifestation practice and help you focus entirely on your goal.

Step 2: Use the Eavesdropping Technique to Imagine Your Outcome

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Next, set aside quiet time to relax your mind and body so you can visualize your desire.

For instance, manifesting a job promotion. 

Visualize a scene of people talking about you already receiving your job promotion. You are witnessing the scene in the present moment, but your goal has already been accomplished. 

Maybe you overhear a few coworkers at lunch talking about when you will fill your new role, or perhaps you have already started your new position. Go to the very end of already having your desire and thinking and imagining from that state. 

Evoke your five senses. What do you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch? What does their cadence, tone of voice, and way of speaking sound like? What feelings do they have when talking about you? 

According to Neville, feelings are the secret sauce to manifesting, so the most important part of the eavesdropping technique is to internalize the feelings of the people you are eavesdropping on. Make your visualization feel real. 

The best time to reprogram the subconscious mind is when you are in a drowsy meditative state and your brain waves are in theta. Neville calls this the state akin to sleep (SATS)

Powerful times to impress the subconscious mind are before you fall asleep, right after you wake up, and after meditations. 

However, the most potent time to access the SATS is the 10 to 15-minute window before you doze off at night when your conscious awareness drifts from awake to falling asleep. 

Your subconscious mind will work to impress your visualization into your memory while you sleep.

Step 3: Assume Your Desire is Fulfilled 


The last step is to assume that it’s done. Repeat your visualization every night until you feel that you have your desire. 

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

Live in the state of the wish fulfilled day in and day out. Call upon the visualization during the day when you feel you have left this state.

You’ll know when your subconscious has impressed your new assumption when you feel that you already have your desire. Along with the end state, you’ll likely experience calm, peace, and gratitude. 

Neville says that in the beginning, the state of the wish fulfilled will naturally feel false, but as you persist, the external world will have no choice but to conform to your assumptions. 

How Long Should I Do the Eavesdropping Technique?

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. 

So, how long it takes to impress your subconscious mind will depend on your ability to persuade yourself and let go of any limiting beliefs.  

Ideally, you should use all of Neville’s techniques until your subconscious mind accepts the visualization, and it becomes like a memory. 

Be flexible with your limiting beliefs and let them dissolve and disintegrate, but transmute your stubborn energy towards assuming you already have your desire. Once you unlock this, you’ll see major shifts in your life. 

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

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

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. To help you attract your desires, read my blog post, 17 Best Neville Goddard’s Manifesting Techniques List

Closing Thoughts on Neville Goddard’s Eavesdropping Technique

There you have it. Now you know how to use Neville Goddard’s Eavesdropping 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: What is Self-Concept When Manifesting? (The Law of Assumption)

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