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I have received many questions from fellow students asking what Neville meant when he
advised us to “live in the end” or “think from the end” as opposed to “thinking of the

In the following lines I will attempt to shed some light on the issue based solely on my
humble understanding along with my personal experience and practice of the Law of
consciousness. I will consequently offer some pointers that could be used to obtain
concrete results. We will not dwell on how to “pray” but will elaborate on what to do
after we have “planted the seed”.

Let’s be clear, this is not an attempt at preaching at anyone nor is it an exercise in trying
to pass myself as a Neville scholar. Like the master himself, I am not given to endless,
pointless and meaningless theorizing. What we all need is a workable and practical
explanation to benefit us all. After all, it is by practicing what we believe and have come
to know, that we will prove or disprove it.

This being said, off we go to “live in the end”.

“The end is where we begin” as Neville beautifully puts it himself. With this teaching
you cut to the chase by envisioning the end results of your desire being fulfilled. You go
directly to Omega instead of dwelling endlessly in Alpha.

By this we mean that you first formulate your desire (Alpha). Let it be a strong and clear-
cut one. It must be definite for we have all learned from the master that “desire is the
mainspring of action”. Your strong desire to be what you want be or have what you want
to have will fuel your imaginal acts. Now you know what you want to have or what you
want to be. At this stage you are thinking OF the end. You have something in mind that
you will like to have or be.

Next, you must succeed, if not for a moment, in relaxing yourself in order to successfully
control your imagination. In the theatre of your mind, you see your objective as already
accomplished. You see the last act of your play, the final page of your imaginal story
(Omega). You accept it by making it pleasurable. You impress your mind by being
grateful for having the new car, you feel the thrill of possession, blood rushes to your
head, your breathing is fast, you feel the joy of fulfillment and you drop it. You do not
ask why and how it will be manifested in the physical world. You have impregnated your
subconscious with the seed. It’s the END. Now let’s think FROM it.

To make this abstract picture a more tangible and practical one, we will take some
personal experiences.

Your desire could be that you want to own a new car. You will be thinking OF the end.
Your intention of owning the car constitutes the act of thinking of the end. To think
FROM the end you must now put yourself in the car and see the world from that
perspective. In your imagination, when driving, see the streets from the driver’s seat. If
you look at the interior of the car (dashboard, wheel, seats, color, the smell etc) it must be
that of the car you now own in you imagination. Not that of your old car even if in this
life you are still using it.
This is the secret: your thoughts from now on must flow from the center of consciousness
of the state of owning the new car or being what you imagined yourself to be. If on Earth
(in reality) you are driving a Ford (nothing wrong with that), in Heaven (in your
imagination) you should be driving your desired Jaguar and viewing the world from it. It
must be an accomplished fact. You own your new car NOW! Not tomorrow, not some
day. You own it NOW! From here, all your internal dialogue and imaginal acts must be
in line with the fact of owning the new car. As if it rearranged your world.

If in your thoughts you are driving to work, it must be in that car. If you are pulled over
by the police for speeding, it must be in that car. In your mind, your friends’
compliments, envy and curiosity must all be about the Jaguar not the Ford. In you
imaginal acts everything in your world must be as a result of owning the new car. You
get my point… The succession of imaginal acts thought from the end will constitutes

If you succeed in doing this, everything will rearrange itself to reflect your state of
consciousness. You will get your Jag. Trust me on this.

However, if you think of owning the new car some day, this projection will always be in
front of you, in the future. And you will have the feeling that something is missing. Your
desire is unfulfilled. “ Perpetual construction, deferred occupancy is the common fault of
man.” Said Neville.

In the “Power of Awareness” Revised Edition by Victoria Goddard, 1992, pages 10-11,
Neville said: “In giving birth to your ideal you bear in mind that the methods of mental
and spiritual knowledge are entirely different. This is a point that is truly understood by
probably not more than one person in a million. You know a thing mentally by looking at
it from the outside, by comparing it with other things, by analyzing it and defining it; [by
thinking OF it;] whereas you can know a thing spiritually only by becoming it, [only by
thinking FROM it]. You must be the thing itself and not merely talk about it or look at

Here is a most trivial experience to illustrate my point. A man I know very well, wanted
to renew is shoe “wardrobe” (very trivial indeed. No judgment passed here). He wanted
to replace his pairs of John Lob, Church’s and JM Weston shoes. For those who live in
England and France, you know that these are fine and high priced shoes that can last you
10 years. He had the money to pay for them but because he had resolved to test the Law
in everything big or small, he decided to use the law to get a deal on these just for the fun
of it.

In his imagination he wore the type of shoes he wanted; infused the image with feeling
and released it. Every time he was wearing his old pairs of shoes, in his imagination he
transposed the image of the new pairs to the old ones and behaved as if he was wearing
the new ones. He did the same thing while walking in the streets, at work, driving his car,
etc. He was living in the end.

By a “magical” rearrangement of circumstances he ended up owning all the shoes he had

imagined to own at a good price. Money was never the issue here. Proving the law was.

In one instance he was changing planes in the Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport,
when he “decided” to check the Duty free shops in the departures area Airside lounge.
Unbeknownst to him; there was a Church’s store that was having some clearance sales.
He got two pairs of shoes for the usual price of one. The same models he had imagined.
Also, unsolicited, for his birthday, his brother in Paris sent him the same pair of JM
Weston he had imagined wearing for weeks.

The Lord (Law) moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.

We must emphasize the fact that we should not dictate how the imaginal acts will be
“actualized” The Law of consciousness takes care of its own business. You just have to
make the demand by imagining your desire fulfilled.

Do not limit the law by tying up your desire with your present situation. Be it financial or
social. Who cares if the Jag costs $ 60,000 and you are only making $ 30,000 a year? As I
have come to realize, these are only manmade numbers and values. The law is
impersonal. The stumbling block lies in the fact that the amount of energy released will
be determined by what you consider to be possible (for you) and what you think you

I start all imaginal acts from this premise: “ I am a son of God, the Eternal Source, there
is no lack in Him in whom all fullness lies.” From this state of consciousness all
mountains become molehills and whatever is possible to man in this dispensation
becomes possible to me also.

A protégé of mine wanted to use the law to own his dream car. But he felt limited by his
financial situation and by his belief system based on years and years of conditioning.
He believed that one’s salary determines the type of car one can afford. I told him this
seemed to be true in Caesar’s world but not the case in the world of imagination. And as
my late father used to say: “your salary needs not determine your income.”

That night I had a vivid dream (a vision) where I was ascending Jacob’s Ladder rung by
rung. A Being of Light took me by the hand. Every rung of the ladder was one plane
where different people drove different cars. The higher the level, the higher the value of
the car was. Whenever I stopped at a certain level the Being asked me to climb to a
higher level where I would find cars that were more expensive. I finally stopped at the
luxury car level and I had a feeling of satisfaction. But the amazing thing was that, on
that level I noticed that people of all sizes, races and genders, men, women, young and
old were driving all kinds of expensive cars. And they were the same people I had met on
the other levels. The Being asked me: “what’s the lesson in this son?” I replied: “each
will receive according to their state of consciousness regardless of their age, race, size or
status. We only have to raise our consciousness to the level of the things we want.” He
told me: “this is the eternal Truth. Go and share it.”

I woke up with a feeling of bliss. I called my friend and told him what I had experienced.
I advised him to be aware of his world in the days that were to follow. For two weeks,
when driving he was to take note of the kind of people driving the type of car he wanted.
He saw men and women, young and old, Blacks, Whites, Asians, etc, driving the luxury
car he wanted. He came back to me and said: “I get the point.” From there the barrier was
lifted in his mind and after three months of intense imagining and coaching, his financial
situation changed to allow him to be at the level where he could easily afford his dream

At this point I will quote Warren Hilton, from Mind Mechanism; Volume 8 of his series
on Applied psychology:
“If mental images in which you are yourself triumphant, victorious, successful, are
drawn into your consciousness, they tend to outwardly manifest themselves in such
bodily activity as may be appropriate to your part in the picture and to beget within you at
the same time feelings of health, invigoration, capability and power.
Conversely, if complexes or ideas constituting mental pictures of misfortunes, disease
and death become active in your consciousness, they bring with them impulses that tend
to depress the action of your heart and other vital organs of your body and to restrain all
bodily activity, while at the same time they weigh you down with feelings of self-
abasement, dejection and melancholy.
The extent of the influence of any idea or group of ideas or complex of associated
mental elements, once it becomes active in consciousness, depends upon the relation in
which it stands to the other elements of consciousness.

If there is at the same time present in your consciousness one or more conflicting ideas
or groups of ideas, the given idea will be faintly portrayed to your mind’s eye. Its
emotional qualities will touch you but lightly, and its impulses to muscular activity will
be more restrained.
If, on the other hand, the given idea holds undisputed sway in your consciousness, if no
conflicting or inhibitory ideas and impulses are simultaneously present, then the mental
picture is painted with bold strokes and clear perspective, with highlights and deep
shadows. It stands forth as an assured reality, and you have the phenomenon commonly
called “belief”.
For “faith” and “belief” is nothing more nor less than the presence of an idea in
consciousness freed from the restraints of contrary thoughts.”

Now a word to the wise: we have to “walk the talk” by practicing what we learn or the
next decade will find us in the same state of unfulfilled desires.