About Joel Solomon Goldsmith
Infinite Way Letter January 1963 aka – Living Now By Joel Goldsmith Part 4 of 5 Living Now God As Individual Consciousness
There is not an infinite Consciousness and your and my
consciousness, otherwise there would be Infinity plus something, which cannot be. Therefore, the infinite Consciousness which is God is the consciousness which we are. Because of our oneness with God, we, individually, have access to the infinite nature of God’s being, to the infinite, eternal life of God. God is consciousness; we are that Consciousness individualized; but that Consciousness is one consciousness, indivisible, indestructible, immortal, eternal, and above all things, omnipresent, here where we are, and It is omnipotent.
Because God is our Selfhood, God is the measure of our capacity.
Infinite Being is the nature of our being; infinite Being is the capacity of our being; and now, in this moment, we must recognize, acknowledge, and submit ourselves to It. As we remind ourselves of this each day, then this particular moment of our life, which we are now making happy, joyous, and prosperous, becomes the continuing moment of every day of every year. This no man can take from us. Even we ourselves will not be able to limit it to one day or to one year. It will be the joy and prosperity of all the years to come on this side of the veil or the other, for neither life nor death can separate us from the love of God, the life and the consciousness of God, the awareness which is now our being.
God is consciousness, therefore, there can be but one
Consciousness, and the fact that we are conscious is proof that the Consciousness which is God is our individual consciousness. We, therefore, have access to unlimited wisdom, power, dominion, and law. Since God is the life of all this universe—and no one as yet has discovered a form of life separate and apart from the universal Life which is God—this Life then is our life. Our life and the Father’s life are one. The Life which is God is the Life which is man: one Life, eternal, immortal, spiritual. God is the lawgiver. Then there can be only one law, and that is the law of God, and if we come in contact with material law, legal or economic law, it is our responsibility to realize that it has no power except as it is of the law of God: spiritual, harmonious, abundant, and infinite.
Daily Sowing and Reaping
“I”—the Spirit of God—“am come that they might have life, and
that they might have it more abundantly.” That abundant life is ours when we live, and move, and have our being hid with Christ in God, where the universal beliefs of “this world” cannot intrude, nor enter to defile or to make a lie.
When we know the truth, then the truth can operate and make us
free, and the truth that we are to know is that I, the presence of God, the consciousness of God, the life of God, is come in the midst of us that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly, freely, and joyously, and that we might share it with all those who are in spiritual darkness. It is not ours to keep; it is not ours to hide in a mountaintop or in some remote ashram or temple. We may retire to such a place for a week or for forty days of inner contemplation, but we must come down to the plains, down to the seashore, yes, down even to the valley to share with the people of this world who are not yet enlightened and who, therefore, are not yet aware of their destiny of freedom under God. With those whom we find receptive and responsive, we must share this great secret of the oneness of our individual being, and theirs, with the infinite and eternal Source.
Let us pour out our gifts of the Spirit to the multitudes; but let
us never seek the multitudes. We do not go up and down the highways and byways, even of our family, trying to find somebody upon whom to force this gift; because if we squander the gift of the Spirit on the unprepared thought, we shall find ourselves depleted. We wait for the multitudes to come to us. Should the multitudes consist of only one person, we wait for that one to come to us. We sit quietly at home, or in our shop or office, with our finger on our lips, keeping our treasure hidden from the world. Those who are receptive respond to the light within us, and recognize the glint in our eyes, or the smile on our face. As they come, one by one, let us accept each one as the multitude. They come to us for bread, which we give them, and cold water and warm water, too. We give them what they are seeking. We give it to them gently; we give it to them gradually; we give it to them with love, with joy, and with the power of authority. We can draw upon the infinity of our being, and anything will flow; words of truth, compassion, love, healing, grace, finances, food, water, drink, protection, care, companionship —all these will flow forth from the Christ within us.
“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” As we sow now to the Spirit, so will we reap life everlasting. If we waste our time in sowing to the flesh, we will reap corruption. But now, in this moment, which is to be the continuing moment of the year to come, we are sowing to the Spirit, sowing to the truth, sowing to life eternal, sowing to spiritual freedom under God’s grace. Then will come the reaping and the sharing.
Let us daily remember the spiritual nature of our being, and at
least once every day close your eyes and silently repeat to ourselves that word I, followed by our name, and then pause to realize the incorporeal, invisible nature of the Father is the incorporeal, invisible nature of the I that we are, and all that the Father has is ours unto eternity. Neither life nor death can separate us from the allness of God.
Extracted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_S._Goldsmith
Joel Solomon Goldsmith (March 10, 1892–June 17, 1964) was an author, teacher, spiritual healer, mystic, and founder of the Infinite Way movement.
Joel Goldsmith was born in New York City on March 10, 1892. Goldsmith's parents, non-practicing Jews, had been married in New York City in 1891 and Joel was their first child. They subsequently had another son two years later followed by a daughter two years after that.
Goldsmith's father became critically ill during a trip to England 1915 and word was sent to the Goldsmith family to come for the body. However, according to Goldsmith, his father was healed by the father of a female friend, a Christian Science practitioner, after more conventional doctors failed.
After serving in the Marines during World War I, Goldsmith went to work in his father's business, developing tuberculosis soon thereafter. As his father before him, Goldsmith was healed by a Christian Science practitioner and in 1928 Goldsmith became an active Christian Scientist, moving to Boston and living across the street from the "mother church".
The Infinite Way
Goldsmith self-published his most famous work, The Infinite Way, in 1947 based on letters to patients and students, as well as "The Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture."
The writings which followed were transcriptions of his lectures which had been recorded on the first wire recorders in the late 1940s. These were distributed from the Goldsmith Publishing. They were: The Master Speaks, The First, Second, Third San Francisco Lecture Series, Consciousness Unfolding, God the Substance of All Form and Metaphysical Notes. These original books were later republished during Goldsmith's lifetime by publishers in various countries.
As Goldsmith was approached by large publishing houses around the world to produce books of his talks, he enlisted the help of Lorraine Sinkler and her sister Valbourg to edit his books which were generally compiled from various lecture transcripts. Today, there are those who prefer the original, unedited, works for they are more precise and accurate.
Goldsmith's insistence on "no organization" insured that his message remained a personal journey with leaders naturally evolving from new generations. There is no service, ritual, dogma, ceremony in the practice of The Infinite Way. Goldsmith students can be found in all walks of life, in all religions. Goldsmith's message is one that can be read and heard for a lifetime, always allowing new understandings to unfold in each individual.
Goldsmith stressed meditation practice in his teaching. The method he generally taught was short frequent meditation periods throughout the day. His teaching also stressed spiritual healing through conscious contact with God. There are a variety of opinions and views regarding the specifics of Goldsmith's teaching and how it manifests itself in a person's experience.
Joel Solomon Goldsmith ascended on Jun 17, 1964, at the Piccadilly Hotel, Westminster, London W1, England. His physical body was cremated at Golders Green in London on June 18, 1964, and his ashes and effects where released to his widow, Emma Goldsmith, to take them back to their home in Hawaii. Both were interred in Arizona.
- Living the Infinite Way
- Practicing the Presence
- The Thunder of Silence
- The Infinite Way
- The Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture
- The Art of Meditation
- The Art of Spiritual Healing
- Parenthesis in Eternity
- Beyond Words and Thoughts
- Collected Essays of Joel S. Goldsmith
- Conscious Union With God
- Consciousness is What I AM
- Contemplative Life
- Gift of Love
- God, The Substance of All Form (1949 edition)
- Leave Your Nets (original)
- The 1954 Letters
- The 1955 Letters
- The 1956 Letters
- The 1957 Letters
- The 1959 Letters
- Living Between Two Worlds
- Man Was Not Born to Cry
- The Master Speaks (original)
- The Mystical "I"
- Our Spiritual Resources
- Realization of Oneness
- The World is New
- Consciousness Is What I Am
- Consciousness Transformed
- Consciousness in Transition