Infinite Way Study Practice
The following study practice is designed for those students who already have at least some background with Joel Goldsmith's Infinite Way teaching. My first recommendation would be that you go to the source text or tape where these messages are presented and listen to the original instruction.
Adapted From Joel Goldsmith's "The Thunder of Silence"
Chapter 4 - Who Told You?
As human beings it is nearly inconceivable to consider that somehow we can separate ourselves from our thoughts. Most of us are so familiar with the on-going chatter in our heads that it is little wonder that for many people the identification of their own being is most closely associated with the thoughts and words they are thinking with their minds.
And so now the question must be asked, "Am I truly that human voice that is always thinking and pondering on the human problems of today?"
In Genesis we are told that God said to Adam, "Who told thee that thou wast naked?"
And indeed we may ask ourselves this same question regarding any problem or unsettling claim that has arisen in our lives. "Who told us that we ever had a single problem that demanded our attention?"
In this lesson we are called to begin to become consciously aware of our thoughts in terms of their origin and their true nature. In the Infinite Way teaching we are told that God is the substance of all form, and that God's thoughts are not our thoughts. But the question then might arise as to how do we recognize the difference between our thoughts and God's thoughts so that we may abide continuously in the Spirit and have the life eternal that has been promised to us. And along with this we may rightly ask, "How do we stop our human thoughts?"
Joel's answer to the question of how to stop our human thinking is to begin to withdraw our judgements as to good and evil of any person, place, or condition that comes into our mind. This ends the human thinking process and begins the Spiritual contemplation of the nature of all things. When we do not think good of anything or evil of anything then there are no thoughts left for us to think. All we have left is simply to abide in "IS" -- and then we can rest back in the center of our being and contemplate the nature of "is" in all things that happen to come into our Consciousness. It is not that the mind will stop, but that the thought process will transform to a Spiritual contemplation rather than the human patterned thinking that we have held to all these many years.
So the purpose of this study practice is to turn within on a daily basis and simply contemplate the Spiritual nature of all things. And as the judgements lessen in our brains we will find that little by little, over quite possibly a long period of time, we will find our Consciousness transforming as it abides continuously in the presence of Now!
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