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SATS is a very popular technique and the most effective, according to Neville Goddard.
SATS stands for STATE AKIN TO SLEEP.
This stage is essentially the drowsy state shortly before falling asleep or just as you are waking up.
During this state, you are almost in a hypnotic state, where you have a much more direct path to your subconscious. This is when it is easiest to reprogram your mind with the affirmations and visualisations you want to use for manifesting with the Law of Assumption.
Here are some things to know about SATS and how to use it to manifest your desires into your current reality.
When Does The State Akin To Sleep Occur?
To take advantage of SATS, you want to be ready with your visualizations or affirmations about 15 minutes before you fall asleep. This is around the time when you can feel yourself almost dozing off, where you are getting drowsy and know sleep is just a few minutes away.
Your subconscious is most accessible and easiest to imprint when you are in the SATS stage, as your conscious doesn’t get in the way and try to cloud your mind with a million other thoughts. Your conscious mind has a way of removing thoughts you have that it doesn’t easily believe or understand, which is why you need a time when you are completely relaxed, preferably in this dream-like state.
You should be conscious enough to where you are able to pull up your visualisation and loop it in your mind, or be able to repeat your affirmations in your mind as you drift off to sleep.
What To Do During The State Akin To Sleep
The best way to use SATS, and what Neville Goddard himself recommended, is to have a short scene that you loop over and over again as you are falling asleep.
The reason you want to keep looping it, is because the longer you are able to focus on the visualisation and keep your attention on that feeling of it, the easier it will be to imprint on your subconscious.
Treat your visualisation as if you are either watching a movie play out, or you are living in the wish fulfilled, with just one short scene in your life from the first person. With visualisation, either method works great, but if you can feel it much better in first person as if it is actually happening to you, then that’s the method you should choose.
Another option for SATS, if you aren’t good at visualising or have trouble focusing on just one scene, is to use affirmations. You can choose a few affirmations that you keep looping in your mind as you are falling asleep or any other time you feel drowsy and relaxed.
*Choose no more than 2-3 affirmations so that they are easy to remember and get right.
Add some emotion to your affirmations whenever you can, whether you rewrite them into your own words, or add some feeling behind them. Don’t say them flatly in your mind. Say them with vigor and excitement. There is a big difference between “I am so wealthy” and “I am literally so rich I can buy anything I want.”
The second might feel more like you than the first just because it adds a few extra words filled with emotion.
Creating The Right Scene For Looping
While you can imagine anything you want for SATS, there are a few things that can help make this visualisation even more powerful for the Law of Assumption.
Make sure it feels natural and realistic.
This doesn’t mean it has to be realistic in the sense that it could actually happen. You can manifest anything you want, there are no limits here.
By realistic, we mean that it should be a way of responding or reacting or a feeling that feels real to you.
If you are not someone who likes talking on the phone, maybe you text in your scene as you tell your mom your exciting news, instead of calling her on the phone. It should feel natural and like a normal way you would respond to this manifestation coming true.
Choose a scene short enough to loop over and over again.
A common mistake people tend to make with their visualisations is making them much too long and complex. If your scene takes place over 10-15 minutes, you won’t be able to loop it, and it will probably be different every single time.
So, choose a very short scene that is around 30 seconds or so.
This is long enough to imprint it into your subconscious but short enough that you can keep looping it.
Feel it real.
A good scene to loop for the Law of Assumption is one that eventually feels real. If you try a scene and loop it for several nights in a row, but you never connect to it, then it might not be the one for you. It should make you feel so good that it puts a smile on your face every time you go through it.
Each time you think of it, you can actually feel those emotions of happiness, joy, excitement, and peace.
Don’t Forget About Naps And Meditation
People often refer to actually going to sleep at night when doing SATS, but don’t forget about other times of the day when you feel drowsy or extremely restful. The point is to do this during a time when you are completely relaxed, are not stressed about anything, and when you feel like your conscious mind is not going to take over and interrupt your visualisations.
Is SATS Required For Manifesting?
Not everyone is able to visualise fully, and that’s okay.
You don’t need to use this time of day at all just to affirm your assumptions. It is simply one of many techniques available to you.