In my last article, I wrote about how I’ve been using the Law of Assumption to change my life.
The Law of Assumption states that you manifest what you choose, believe, expect and assume you will manifest.
Since writing about my experiences, I’ve received emails asking me how exactly I use the Law of Assumption, and what techniques or methods I use for manifesting.
I decided to create a series of articles which go into detail on the Law of Assumption.
In another article, I am going to go into the most common methods and techniques you can use to manifest (there are many methods you can use, and you don’t have to use the same ones I chose), but before I write about all of that, I want to go over what underpins the law of assumption.
In order to use the law, you have to understand how it works.
My understanding of the law of assumption comes from a few places, and I touched on these in my last article about my experiences using the Law of Assumption, but not in much detail. In this article I’m going to go into more detail on all of them, and how they intersect.
1. “Reality Transurfing” (Vadim Zeland)
The first source I want to cover that elucidates Law of Assumption teachings is Vadim Zeland’s ‘Reality Transurfing’ book. Vadim Zeland is a Russian mystic and quantum physicist who wrote an amazing book called Reality Transurfing. It is a very long book (760 pages) and it took me many weeks to finish but I highly recommend it.
Here are the salient points from it.
Vadim Zeland says that life consists of 2 layers. The first layer is the world of matter around you which is obviously your 3D reality, and the second layer is the alternatives space (also called the space of variations or the quantum field), which is a metaphysical layer of reality.
According to Vadim Zeland’s teachings, in your life, you’re looking into a mirror, and your 3D reality is what is reflected onto the mirror based on your attitude towards life (for example: are you smiling or frowning?)
If your physical world is you looking into the mirror, the alternatives space is what’s behind the mirror.
Vadim Zeland says that the alternatives space (the piece behind the mirror) is an information structure, in which the events of all possible outcomes and scenarios are stored. It contains everything — past, present and future. It resembles a matrix, like chains linked together. The number of variants/possibilities that could occur is truly endless, and they all have their own locations like coordinates on a map
Each possibility/event in the alternatives space has its own scenery and script. The scenery is the backdrop of the event and the script is what happens, or the plot. The scenery is how food tastes, what the light looks like, how vivid the colours are, and how beautiful (or ugly) everything is.
You cannot change the scenery or script of the events that show up in your reality, but you can instead choose again and move to a different possibility.
Similar events/possibilities in the alternatives space are arranged onto a lifeline. You travel along these lifelines during your life.
The lifeline you’re on (favourable or unfavourable) depends very much on the quality of the energy you’re putting out into the world.
Vadim Zealand says we are like radio transmitters, who receive energy from ‘Source’ and then process it through our chakras and energy body. We modify that energy with the contents of our subconscious mind — our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, intentions, actions, attitudes, mental pictures and assumptions. Then that energy goes out into the alternatives space and activates a particular part of the space that corresponds to what we’re putting out. We end up in that part of the alternatives space, having materialised a lifeline that corresponds perfectly to what we emitted.
What you see around you therefore in 3D reality, is an exact match for the contents of your subconscious mind.
If you don’t like what you’re seeing, you can change it, by setting a new intention. Vadim Zeland says that you cannot change what shows up in your reality. Living in the 3D is like walking through an art gallery. If you do not like the exhibit, do not throw a tantrum about how bad it is. Instead, simply move on to the next exhibit.
How do you change your reality?
Well, the conscious mind is the master and the subconscious mind is the servant. This means that you can reprogram the subconscious mind with your conscious mind, sometimes as quickly as in a matter of days, and start shifting your reality. (More on this in a later article.)
Now I’m going to cover the second writer that most people associate with the Law of Assumption.
2. Neville Goddard
Neville Goddard (1905-1972) — who is often referred to simply as ‘Neville’ — was a New Thought writer and mystic who was born in Barbados and lived mostly in the US. Early in his career he was a Broadway actor and dancer. In the early 1930s he met an Ethiopian Jewish mystic and rabbi named Abdullah, who over a period of years taught him the Kabbalah and a different interpretation of the Bible.
Abdullah taught Neville that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. He was never betrayed or crucified nor did he rise from the dead. He did not die for our sins. Instead, Jesus represents us. We are the sons and daughters of God. We are crucified (by our negative thoughts and attitudes) but we can die to the old self, and rise from the dead to a new life.
As such, the Bible represents a psychological drama; an internal struggle that occurs within anyone who has taken the path of transformation.
Neville teaches that God is in fact our human imagination — a creative force that can conjure up anything and bring it into our world. We are the creators, disguised as human beings and we are in control of limitless possibilities in our lives.
According to Neville, because we create everything in our world, there is nothing to change but self. If you want your external world to change, do not try to change it. Your world is an out picturing of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, assumptions and imaginings. Change your internal world, and your external world will start to change.
3. Quantum Physics & the Law of Assumption
How does the Law of Assumption link in with science?
Quantum physics ties in perfectly with the idea that we are the architects of our reality.
To understand how quantum physics supports the Law of Assumption, let’s take a quick journey through the history of science over the last few centuries.
For centuries, scientists believed that although the 3D world of matter affects the mind, the mind does not affect the 3D world.
Descartes, the 17th century French philosopher and mathematician (and an important figure in the emergence of modern science) had a lot to do with this idea. Descartes believed in a mechanistic model of the Universe — that the Universe has predictable laws and operates with mathematical precision. Descartes also argued that the human mind was not part of this universe — it didn’t seem to operate according to these predictable laws, and therefore it could not be subject to scientific exploration. Descartes felt the mind was the domain of religion, not science. So according to Descartes, mind and matter were separate.
Isaac Newton, the English scientist and mathematician further reinforced these ideas of a mechanistic universe. His experiments proved that there were laws (like the laws of gravitation and motion) which enabled us to calculate and predict how the physical world operates. Since according to Newton, the universe was made up of solid matter and operated according to mechanistic principles, it could not be affected by the human mind.
This classical model of Newtonian physics was undermined when Einstein came onto the scene and produced the equation E = mc2 which meant that as far as physics was concerned, energy and matter were interchangeable. (Prior to this, science saw energy and matter as two separate things.)
Next scientists used particle accelerators to break atoms down into smaller parts called subatomic particles and found that the parts that make up atoms (e.g. electrons & protons), were not at all solid, as was previously believed. Atoms were composed of energy. What seemed like physical matter was actually made up of non-physical energy and information.
Quantum experiments showed that electrons existed simultaneously in a whole range of probabilities or possibilities in a field of energy. And when an observer placed their attention on a location of an electron, the electron would appear. Particles only appeared in reality, when they were observed. This was known as the “observer effect.”
And these subatomic particles (such as electrons) make up everything that exists.
Quantum physics has shown that Descartes was wrong — mind and matter are not totally separate, because the mind can create measurable changes to the physical world through observation.
This also means that we can use our minds and thoughts to observe a potential reality, and collapse something from a probability wave into a particle through our attention on it. In this way, we can control the experiences that show up in our lives and choose our life by design, not by default.
This is exactly what the Law of Assumption teaches.
Another example of the Law of Assumption in action is the placebo effect.
4. The Placebo Effect
The placebo effect is the phenomenon whereby there is a belief that some kind of treatment or substance is going to lead to a positive outcome in one’s health, and when the treatment or substance is taken, it has the expected positive outcome, in spite of the fact that it was a ‘sham’ treatment.
There have been over 2000 scientific papers published about the placebo effect, which show that the placebo effect is a real phenomenon. In pharmaceutical research, the placebo-controlled study is used due to the fact that in clinical trials, around one third of the positive changes in participants’ health are considered to be the result of the placebo effect. This means that people who are given a sugar pill in a clinical trial, and told that it is a real medication, will sometimes have the expected positive health outcome, even though the substance they were given was not a real treatment.
The placebo-controlled study means that when a treatment or medication is being developed, it needs to be effective at a higher rate than the placebo in order to be considered effective at all.
Let’s have a look at one of the interesting studies that have proved the placebo effect.
One landmark study on the placebo effect from 2002 showed that patients with osteoarthritis of the knee improved their condition equally well, whether they received a sham surgery or whether they received a genuine surgery involving arthroscopic debridement or lavage (which is a surgery to remove broken down pieces of cartilage or tissue to help improve movement and pain in people with arthritis). So, in the sham surgery, their knee was opened up, as if it was about to be operated on, but nothing else was done to it. Those patients were told they received the real surgery. The outcome for the sham surgery (i.e. patients improving) was the same as the actual knee surgery.
Dr Joe Dispenza in his book ‘You Are The Placebo’ talks about cases where terminally ill people live according to their prognoses, even if it has been later found that there was a medical error and they actually had no terminal illness. This is known as the ‘nocebo’ effect.
In particular, he recounts a story about Sam Londe, a retired shoe salesman from St Louis in the 1970s. Sam Londe was misdiagnosed with oesophageal and liver cancer, and died several months later, apparently from this cancer.
After he died, an autopsy revealed that there was actually no cancer in his oesophagus. He had a couple of tiny cancerous spots on his liver and lung, but these were minor and not enough to kill him.
The physician who treated Sam Londe, Dr Clifton Meador, believed Londe died because everyone in his environment, including himself, believed that he was going to die within months.
The placebo effect proves that what we truly believe and accept will happen to our bodies, is in fact what tends to happen. As the experiments in Quantum physics also show us, what we ‘observe’ and put our attention on, is what we create in our reality.
But in order for something to manifest in our reality, the subconscious mind must have accepted it as something that is possible and inevitable for us, and this doesn’t necessarily happen overnight for everyone. This is why the placebo effect doesn’t work 100% for everyone who takes the sugar pill.
All of this means that our beliefs, attitudes and assumptions are pivotal, in terms of how our lives play out. And we have a lot of control over what happens.
The outcomes of our lives do not necessarily have to be governed by our childhoods or the family we were born into. Nor do they have to be governed by karma or even what we believe our soul chose before we came here.
We can always choose something entirely different from what we have experienced or chosen in the past.
But changing the course of your life (or simply making a good life even better) takes knowledge, and also the effort to apply this knowledge.
You have to know how to impress the subconscious mind and what that process is like, and what to expect.
In this series of articles on the Law of Assumption, I am going to share what I have learned in the last year about how to create change in your life. We always assume that creating change means changing something in your external environment, and that if we want change, we have to change the external world. The Law of Assumption teaches that what you have to change is the self, before you change anything about the external world. Change your thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and assumptions and watch the world shift and change in response.
This doesn’t mean that you don’t have to take any action to bring about changes in your life. It just means that you should start from the standpoint of changing your inner world, and then the right kind of action will flow from there.
I didn’t believe in this idea that we’re manifesting all the time, until I found myself ill with depression (amongst other diagnoses.) I couldn’t find a way out of the situation I was in and so I turned to an idea I had previously rejected: the Law of Assumption. And it worked for me.
In my next article, I’m going to discuss how to use it.
Update: you can find the next article in this series here: How to Set Intentions & Choose Your Reality with the Law of Assumption