Infinite Way Study Practice
January-March 2004

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 1956 Second Steinway Hall Closed Class -
Nature of God as Love - Master #152 - Tape 3 - Side 1

On the spiritual path there is a great temptation that few if any of us are able to avoid. It seems to be a necessary part of the process and yet it also seems to be a great hindrance to our realization of that which we are seeking. Most of us are convinced that we truly would do anything to abide continuously in the Presence of the realization of God. And yet, ultimately to attain the Kingdom that is not of this world we must do that which as human beings none of us really wants to do -- die to our human sense of who we are.

In our ascendancy on the spiritual path there is a great temptation to believe that we are doing something to bring us higher than those around us. There is a belief that creeps in that tells us that we are doing good. There is a belief that tends toward glorifying ourselves at the very moment that we say we are glorifying God. In this self glorification we are doing the very thing Joel has warned us against -- we are maintaining a belief in a selfhood apart from God.

Please read the following excerpt from Joel's "1956 Second Steinway Closed Class - Nature of God as Love". Ponder the contents of the message and more especially ponder it without bringing judgments regarding anything that has happened in the past. It is not a message of condemnation but truly is as the title of the tape reflects, a message of love!

Thanks be to Thee!

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