Infinite Way Study Practice
July-September 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 1955 Kailua Study Group -
Understanding the Body - Master #113 - Tape 4 - Side 1

For this study practice we will be using two excerpts from Joel Goldsmith's 1955 Kailua Study Group lecture: Understanding the Body Part 1 and Part 2.

The message of the Infinite Way has been a blessing of understanding and spiritual revelation for people throughout the world for over a half century. Yet if we actually looked at the number of people who spent 5, 10, 20 years or longer reading and studying the Infinite Way without attaining too much in the way of God realization we might be surprised at how many people fell short of realizing their inner desire to know God aright. Does this represent a failure in the message of The Infinite Way? My answer would be that it only represents a failure to those people who expected to get something simply by reading or studying the Infinite Way books and tapes. It only represents a failure to those who had preconceived ideas about how their journey should end before it ever began.

The quote from Joel Goldsmith on the home page of The Unofficial Infinite Way web site reminds us that "The Infinite Way is not a message, it is an experience." Certainly, The Infinite Way is a message but the point to be made is that the entire purpose of the message is to take each individual on an inner journey of Self realization. This can only be done by each one of us individually after we have put down our expectations that any book or tape in and of itself has any power to help us. Only through the Silent Consciousness of the book or tape which is also the Consciousness of you and me can we be lifted higher.

This lesson consists of the core spiritual principle of using contemplative meditation as a stepping stone to opening the inner door within each of us. If you have been on this path for many years without seeming to have made much progress, remember that you can only ever realize your true identity NOW. The moment we take thought for our future realizations in this lifetime or another, we have put off any possibility of knowing who and what we really are.

Using his original book "The Infinite Way" as the cornerstone for this teaching, Joel talks about how we can take a short paragraph or sentence from the book and let these take root in our lives. Please read the two tape transcripts provided on this site from Understanding the Body Part 1 and Part 2.

As you meditate on these passages remember that the Consciousness that brought this material forth remains with us all today. Rest back in your own conscious awareness and you will simultaneously be transported into the same "I am" atmosphere of love and truth that brought this material to us 50 years ago.

This is the process of self discovery taught in the Infinite Way. Take these nuggets of truth within your own Consciousness and simply be a beholder to all that happens in the Silence. Let the Silence BE.

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