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How to Use Neville Goddard’s I Remember When Technique to Manifest

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The “I Remember When” manifesting technique is the perfect tool to learn how to think from the end state. Read more to learn how to use Neville Goddard’s I Remember When Technique to manifest anything you want.


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 with 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 inner 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 powerful you are—as within, so without.

Okay, let’s go over how to live in the state of the wish fulfilled using the I Remember When Technique.

What is the I Remember When Technique?

The I Remember When Technique is a Law of Assumption technique, where you use your imagination to think from the end state of already having your desire and remember a time when you didn’t have it. 

Similar to an archetypical old man who reminisces on the past and the good old days. He might say, “I remember when gas was 50 cents.”

This technique is flexible and works for any desire you wish to manifest. The most important thing with Neville’s manifesting methods is to make them feel real. They have to feel so real that you become your desire. 

How to Use the “I Remember When” 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. You can do this 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 money. You have a side hustle and want to earn $2000 a month. Write down your desire as if you already have it: My side hustle makes me an extra $2000 a month doing what I love and enjoy! 

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, sometimes, people venture out and manifest multiple desires simultaneously. But starting slow will help you build a strong manifestation practice and develop a complete focus on your goal.

Step 2: Use the I Remember When 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.

So for the manifesting an extra $2000 monthly example, in your imagination, construct an event of you already receiving $2000 monthly from your side gig. 

Go to the very end of already having your desire and think and visualize from that state. What would the version of you with an extra $2000 monthly income be thinking, feeling, and reminiscing about?

What actions would you take?

Start your visualization and say aloud (or in your mind) I remember when [insert thought of already having your desire].

  • I remember when [my family and I couldn’t afford a vacation, and now we get to go on vacations bi-yearly].
  • I remember when [I had to work an extra 40 hours, and now I am chilling and earning passive income].
  • I remember when [I felt so tight with money, and now I can turn my side hustle into a full-blown business].

Let your mind go free and evoke your five senses. What do you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch? The more nuanced, detailed, and believable your visualization is to you, the better.

But most importantly, make it feel real.

According to Neville, feelings are the secret sauce to manifesting, so the crucial part of the “I Remember When” technique is to internalize the feelings of your visualization. 

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 

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

How Long Should You Do the I Remember When 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 shift 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

I Remember When 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

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

Neville 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 I Remember When Technique

There you have it. Now you know how to use Neville Goddard’s I Remember When 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: Abraham-Hicks’ Emotional Guidance Scale & How to Use It

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