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“I AM” the vine and ye are the branches.” Consciousness is the ‘vine,’ and those qualities which you are now
conscious of being are as ‘branches’ that you feed and keep alive. Just as a branch has no life except it be
rooted in the vine, so likewise things have no life except you be conscious of them. Just as a branch withers
and dies if the sap of the vine ceases to flow towards it, so do things in your world pass away if you take
your attention from them, because your attention is as the sap of life that keeps alive and sustains the things of
your world.

To dissolve a problem that now seems so real to you all that you do is remove your attention fromit. In spite
of its seeming reality, turn from it in consciousness. Become indifferent and begin to feel yourself to be that
which would be the solution of the problem.
For instance; if you were imprisoned no man would have to tell you that you should desire freedom.
Freedom, or rather the desire of freedom would be automatic. So why look behind the four walls of your
prison bars? Take your attention from being imprisoned and begin to feel yourself to be free. FEEL it to the
point where it is natural – the very second you do so, those prison bars will dissolve. Apply this same
principle to any problem.

I have seen people who were in debt up to their ears apply this principle and in the twinkling of an eye debts
that were mountainous were removed. I have seen those whom doctors had given up as incurable take their
attention away from their problem of disease and begin to feel themselves to be well in spite of the evidence
of their sense to the contrary. In no time at all this so called “incurable disease” vanished and left no scar.
Your answer to, “Whom do you say that I AM”? [sic] ever determines your expression. As long as you are
conscious of being imprisoned or diseased, or poor, so long will you continue to out-picture or express these
conditions.

When man realized that he is now that which he is seeking and begins to claim that he is, he will have the
proof of his claim. This cue is given you in words, “Whom seek ye?” And they answered, “Jesus.” And the
voice said, “I am he.” ‘Jesus’ here means salvation or savior. You are seeking to be salvaged from that which
is not your problem.

“I am” is he that will save you. If you are hungry, your savior is food. If you are poor, your savior is riches. If
you are imprisoned, your savior is freedom. If you are diseased, it will not be a man called Jesus who will
save you, but health will become your savior. Therefore, claim “I am he,” in other words, claim yourself to be
the thing desired. Claim it in consciousness – not in words – and consciousness will reward you with your
claim. You are told, “You shall find me when you FEEL after me.” Well, FEEL after that quality in
consciousness until you FEEL yourself to be it. When you lose yourself in the feeling of being it, the quality
will embody itself in your world.

You are healed from your problem when you touch the solution of it. “Who has touched me? For I perceive
virtue is gone out of me.” Yes, the day you touch this being within you – FEELING yourself to be cured or
healed, virtues will come out of your very self and solidify themselves in your world as healings.
It is said, ‘You believe in God. Believe also in me for I am he.” Have the faith of God. “He made himself one
with God and found it not robbery to do the works of God.” Go you and do likewise. Yes, begin to believe
your awareness, your consciousness of being to be God. Claim for yourself all the attributes that you have
heretofore given an external God and you will begin to express these claims.
“For I am not a God afar off. I am nearer than your hands and feet – nearer than your very breathing.” I am
your awareness of being. I am that in which all that I shall ever be aware of being shall begin and end. “For
before the world was I AM; and when the world shall cease to be, I AM; before Abraham was, I AM.” This
I AM is your awareness.

“Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it.” ‘The Lord,’ being your consciousness,
except that which you seek is first established in your consciousness, you will labor in vain to find it. All things
must begin and end in consciousness.
So, blessed indeed is the man that trusteth in himself – for man’s faith in God will ever be measured by his
confidence in himself. You believe in a God, believe also in ME.
Put not your trust in men for men but reflect the being that you are, and can only bring to you or do unto you
that which you have first done unto yourself.

“No man taketh away my life, I lay it down myself.” I have the power to lay it down and the power to take it
up again.
No matter what happens to man in this world it is never an accident. It occurs under the guidance of an exact
and changeless Law.
“No man” (manifestation) “comes unto me except the father within me draw him,” and “I and my father are
one.” Believe this truth and you will be free. Man has always blamed others for that which he is and will
continue to do so until he find himself as cause of all. “I AM” comes not to destroy but to fulfill. “I AM,” the
awareness within you, destroys nothing but ever fill full the molds or conception one has of one’s self.
It is impossible for the poor man to find wealth in this world no matter how he is surrounded with it until he
first claims himself to be wealthy. For signs follow, they do not precede. To constantly kick and complain
against the limitations of poverty while remaining poor in consciousness is to play the fool’s game. Changes
cannot take place from that level of consciousness for life in constantly out-picturing all levels.
Follow the example of the prodigal son. Realize that you, yourself brought about this condition of waste and
lack and make the decision within yourself to rise to a higher level where the fatted calf, the ring, and the robe
await your claim.

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You are told, “He who lacks wisdom let him ask of God, that gives to all liberally, and upbraideth not; and it
shall be given unto him. But let him ask not doubting for he who doubts is as a wave of the sea that is tossed
and battered by the winds. And let not such a one think that he shall receive anything from the Lord.” You
can see why this statement is made, for only upon the rock of faith can anything be established. If you have
not the consciousness of the thing you have not the cause or foundation upon which thing is erected.

A proof of this established consciousness is given you in the words, “Thank you, father.” When you come
into the joy of thanksgiving so that you actually feel grateful for having received that which is not yet apparent
to the senses, you have definitely become one in consciousness with the thing for which you gave thanks. God
(your awareness) is not mocked. You are ever receiving that which you are aware of being and no man gives
thanks for something which he has not received. “Thank you father” is not, as it is used by many today a sort
of magical formula. You need never utter aloud the words, “Thank you, father.” In applying this principle as
you rise in consciousness to the point where you are really grateful and happy for having received the thing
desired, you automatically rejoice and give thanks inwardly. You have already accepted the gift which was
but a desire before you rose in consciousness, and your faith is now the substance that shall clothe your
desire.

This rising in consciousness is the spiritual marriage where two shall agree upon being one and their likeness
or image is established on earth.
“For whatsoever ye ask in my name the same give I unto you.” ‘Whatsoever’ is quite a large measure. It is
the unconditional. It does not state if society deems it right or wrong that you should ask it, it rests with you.
Do you really want it? Do you desire it? That is all that is necessary. Life will give it to you is you ask ‘in his
name.’

His name is not a name that you pronounce with the lips. You can ask forever in the name of God or Jehovah
or Christ Jesus and you will ask in vain. ‘Name’ means nature; so, when you ask in the nature of a thing,
results ever follow. To ask in the name is to rise in consciousness and become one in nature with the thing
desired, rise in consciousness to the nature of the thing, and you will become that thing in expression.
Therefore, “what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall receive
them.”

Praying, as we have shown you before, is recognition – the injunction to believe that ye receive is first person,
present tense. This means that you must be in the nature of the things asked for before you can receive them.
To get into the nature easily, general amnesty is necessary. We are told, “Forgive if ye have aught against any,
that your father also, which is in Heaven, may forgive you. But if ye forgive not, neither will your father forgive
you.” This may seem to be some personal God who is pleased or displeased with your actions but this is not
the case.

Consciousness, being God, if you hold in consciousness anything against man, you are binding that condition
in your world. But to release man from all condemnation is to free yourself so that you may rise to any level
necessary; there is therefore, no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus.

Therefore, a very good practice before you enter into your meditation is first to free every man in the world
from blame. For LAW is never violated and you can rest confidently in the knowledge that every man’s
conception of himself is going to be his reward. So you do not have to bother yourself about seeing whether
or not man gets what you consider he should get. For life makes no mistakes and always gives man that
which man first gives himself.

This brings us to that much abused statement of the Bible on tithing. Teachers of all kinds have enslaved man
with this affair of tithing, for not themselves understanding the nature of tithing and being themselves fearful of
lack, they have led their followers to believe that a tenth part of their income should be given to the Lord.
Meaning, as they make very clear, that, when one gives a tenth part of his income to their particular
organization he is giving his “tenth part” to the Lord – (or is tithing). But remember, “I AM” the Lord.” Your
awareness of being is the God that you give to and you ever give in this manner.
Therefore when you claim yourself to be anything, you have given that claim or quality to God. And your
awareness of being, which is no respecter of persons, will return to you pressed down, shaken together, and
running over with that quality or attribute which you claim for yourself.

Awareness of being is nothing that you could ever name. To claim God to be rich; to be great; to be love; to
be all wise; is to define that which cannot be defined. For God is nothing that could ever be named.
Tithing is necessary and you do tithe with God. But from now on give to the only God and see to it that you
give him the quality that you desire as man to express by claiming yourself to be the great, the wealthy, the
loving, the all wise.

Do not speculate as to how you shall express these qualities or claims, for life has a way that you, as man,
know not of. Its ways are past finding out. But, I assure you, the day you claim these qualities to the point of
conviction, your claims will be honored. There is nothing covered that shall not be uncovered. That which is
spoken in secret shall be proclaimed from the housetops. That is, your secret convictions of yourself – these
secret claims that no man knows of, when really believed, will be shouted from the housetops in your world.
For your convictions of yourself are the words of the God within you, which words are spirit and cannot
return unto you void but must accomplish where unto they are sent.
You are at this moment calling out of the infinite that which you are now conscious of being. And not one
word or conviction will fail to find you.

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AT YOUR COMMAND
NEVILLE
SNELLGROVE PUBLICATIONS
NEW YORK
1939

At Your Command

By Neville

This book contains the very essence of the Principle of Expression. Had I cared to, I could have expanded it into a book of several hundred pages but such expansion would have defeated the purpose of this book.
Commands to be effective – must be short and to the point: the greatest command ever recorded is found in the few simple words, “And God said, ‘Let there be light.’”
In keeping with this principle I now give to you, the reader, in these few pages, the truth as it was revealed to me.

Neville

At Your Command

Can man decree a thing and have it come to pass? Most decidedly he can! Man has always decreed that which has appeared in his world and is today decreeing that which is appearing in his world and shall continue to do so as long as man is conscious of being man. Not one thing has ever appeared in man’s world but what man decreed that it should. This you may deny, but try as you will you cannot disprove it, for this decreeing is based upon a changeless principle. You do not command things to appear by your words or loud
affirmations. Such vain repetition is more often than not confirmation of the opposite. Decreeing is ever done in consciousness. That is; everyman is conscious of being that which he has decreed himself to be. The dumb man without using words is conscious of being dumb. Therefore he is decreeing himself to be dumb.

When the Bible is read in this light you will find it to be the greatest scientific book ever written. Instead of looking upon the Bible as the historical record of an ancient civilization or the biography of the unusual life of Jesus, see it as a great psychological drama taking place in the consciousness of man.
Claim it as your own and you will suddenly transform your world from the barren deserts of Egypt to the promised land of Canaan.

Every one will agree with the statement that all things were made by God, and without him there is nothing made that is made, but what man does not agree upon is the identity of God. All the churches and priesthoods of the world disagree as to the identity and true nature of God. The Bible proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that Moses and the prophets were in one hundred per cent accord as to the identity and nature of God. And Jesus’ life and teachings are in agreement with the findings of the prophets of old. Moses
discovered God to be man’s awareness of being, when he declared these little understood words, “I AM hath sent me unto you.” David sang in his psalms, “Be still and know that I AM God.” Isaiah declared, “I AM the Lord and there is none else. There is no God beside me. I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things.”

The awareness of being as God is stated hundreds of times in the New Testament. To name but a few: “I AM the shepherd, I AM the door; I AM the resurrection and the life; I AM the way; I AM the Alpha and Omega; I AM the beginning and the end”; and again, “Whom do you say that I AM?” It is not stated, “I, Jesus, am the door. I, Jesus am the way,” nor is it said, “Whom do you say that I, Jesus,am?” It is clearly stated, “I AM the way.” The awareness of being is the door through which the manifestations of life pass into the world of form.

Consciousness is the resurrecting power – resurrecting that which man is conscious of being. Man is ever out-picturing that which he is conscious of being. This is the truth that makes man free, for man is always self-imprisoned or self-freed.
If you, the reader, will give up all of your former beliefs in a God apart from yourself, and claim God as your awareness of being – as Jesus and the prophets did – you will transform your world with the realization that, “I and my father are one.” This statement, “I and my father are one, but my father is greater than I,” seems very confusing – but if interpreted in the light of what we have just said concerning the identity of God, you will find it very revealing. Consciousness, being God, is as ‘father.’ The thing that you are conscious of being
is the ‘son’ bearing witness of his ‘father.’ It is like the conceiver and its conceptions. The conceiver is ever greater than his conceptions yet ever remains one with his conception. For instance; before you are conscious of being man, you are first conscious of being. Then you become conscious of being man. Yet you remain as conceiver, greater than your conception – man.

Jesus discovered this glorious truth and declared himself to be one with God – not a God that man had fashioned. For he never recognized such a God. He said, “If any man should ever come, saying, ‘Look here or look there,’ believe them not, for the kingdom of God is within you.” Heaven is within you. Therefore,when it is recorded that “He went unto his father,” it is telling you that he rose in consciousness to the point where he was just conscious of being, thus transcending the limitations of his present conception of himself,
called ‘Jesus.’

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