The Law of Assumption: The Law of Attraction on Steroids

4 min readNov 13, 2020
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It was 2013. My then-husband brought home the documentary The Secret from a client, and I honestly thought nothing of it. Little did I know that movie would go on to plant seeds in my subconscious and would single-handedly be the “thing” that woke me.

The first few times I watched it, I admit that I was extremely judgmental. Who were these people and were they for real? Can my life really be like this? It took me a while to catch on. But I eventually did.

After years of studying the Law of Attraction, and after having quite a bit of success with it — manifesting my dream jobs, my perfect apartment, and the car from my vision board, I also experienced non-success. I couldn’t figure out why certain ideas came to fruition so much more easily, or why the things I wanted most were the most difficult to manifest.

One day after a tough conversation with my boyfriend, I was led to the teachings of Neville Goddard. Almost 100 years ago, Neville taught about the Law of Assumption (or simply, the law), which I believe to be version 2.0 of the Law of Attraction. In my humble yet experienced opinion, it is the way to change your entire life and manifest everything you could ever imagine. Period.

Neville explains that we manifest what we are, not what we wish for. The key to experiencing everything we want in the 3D is understanding that we don’t actually attract anything, because we already are those things. The entire world is a reflection of what we believe ourselves to be, so it’s up to us to decide what reality we want to “see”.

“The world is yourself pushed out. Ask yourself what you want and then give it to yourself! Do not question how it will come about; just go your way knowing that the evidence of what you have done must appear, and it will.” ~ Neville Goddard

Everything happens because of our own assumptions: how people treat us, the jobs we have, our health situation, the state of the world around us, etc., etc. Nothing happens by accident. Nothing.

So what it is that you want? And I mean really want. This is the first step to succeeding at this whole manifesting thing. You actually have to know what it is that you want, which is more difficult than it seems. See, when you…




I am a full-time yoga educator, somatic energy practitioner, and freelance writer.