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There must have been times goldsmitg the experience of the men who sought to penetrate the mystery of life when they envisioned the possibility of being the masters rather than the victims, when they really believed that this world had been given to them, and that it was theirs. The beginner who thinks of God as something far-off, perhaps only half believing that there really is a God, should be guided into acknowledging that there wternity a God and that it is His good pleasure to give him the Kingdom.

How much of it still lies between the covers of a book? It is so foreign to their thinking that it does not register with them as being plausible or even as a possibility. Rex Underwood rated it it was amazing May 24, The first bit of courage required is to acknowledge that we have never really prayed to God. These thoughts come out of the void, from the depth of the Infinite Invisible, out of that spiritual consciousness which we are. The Art of Meditation New York”: The ma- terialist has no way of comprehending what is meant by living by Grace or how to live “not by might, nor by power” but by the Spirit of God.

Always, we are thinking something: In Part 3, Goldsmith elaborates on the nature and quality of the mystical life, emphasizing that this fourth dimensional consciousness is practical, for it is the secret of an harmonious, abundant life, free from fear and discord. Alan rated it it was amazing May etednity, The public libraries of this country and many countries of the world arc filled with books and teachings of every nature. In foldsmith century, or less time than that, this may not be true.


I pray that 1 may never forget to thank God for my daily bread, never forget to realize God as the Source of all, and that 1 am never unmindful of the limitless abund- ance of supply which God expresses through me to all those who come within range of my consciousness. Sometimes students who have been studying for only a year write me of their dissatisfaction, disappointment, and even discouragement over their lack of unfoldment and progress.

The good that I do to you has a way of returning to me; the evil that I do to you also has a way of returning to me because there is but one Self. God governs this world with infinite wisdom, intelligence, and patience. There is only one Self; there is only one divine Being, and anything that I do to harm your life has its reaction on mine.

Let us do away with graven images; let us have no ‘mage of God; let us have no belief of what God is. It is this spiritual faculty which becomes our power of discernment, the power to discern the nature of the two worlds in which we live.

A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life by Joel S. Goldsmith

That is sad because finding a spiritual message could and should be the beginning of a life of adventure. We are being fed by the Stream, by the Waters falling from the clouds above, by a Source greater than our- Se ‘ves which is now flowing as our eternitg.

The Unillumined and the Illumined Spiritual unfoldment cannot come that way. True, the activity of the consciousness of a spiritually endowed person can bring infinite, divine harmonies into our experience, can bring release and freedom to us, and can become a law unto us if we are willing to open our con- sciousness to it.

A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life

Want to Read saving…. True, this may not have happened often, but someone, somewhere in the dim, dark past, thousands of years before recorded history, caught a glimpse of erernity inner man, the inner Self, and each one must have interpreted and evaluated it differently.


Books by Joel S. On the other hand, we can do as much evil as aa feel inclined to do, and even though it be completely secret and no one ever learns about it, that same law will react upon us, and eventually we will be punished. Some persons complain that they cannot study spiritual wisdom because they cannot afford to buy books.

The Journey Within But was it our Lord, or was it our concept of Lord that was taken away? If we would be children of God, there is a price to pay, and the price is to “resist not evil”; the price is to learn to pray for our enemies, to forgive parrnthesis enty times seven; the price is to dwell in the realization that we of out own selves are nothing.

How could man visualize such a thing! It cannot break us— that it could never do— but it can make us, and parenthesiw should open life to spiritual joy and excitement, to seeking and finding. Sometimes it is a feeling of warmth, gratitude, or of love— not fo anybody, or for any- body, or for any thing.

Just as the people on the isolated island could not move out into a world they did not know existed, or the American Indians of five hundred years ago could not move to Europe because they were not aware that there was such a place, so it has never been possible at any time in the past several thousands of years to tell man that he is living in the prison joek his own mind, hedged in by his own limita- tions.

Goldsmith, is a dynamic guide to tapping the power that lies within each of us.