Infinite Way Study Practice
October-December 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 1957 First Halekou Closed Class -
Symbolism, Concepts - Master #190 - Tape 4 - Side 1

Joel Goldsmith once said that if you are praying to the same God now that you were praying to a year ago, you probably are not progressing much on the spiritual path. Most of us have accepted a concept of God through our family life, religious life, or cultural life. We have tried mightily to keep it static and safe rather than letting it evolve from within. In the tape excerpt 1957 Halekou Closed Class: Symbolism, Concepts Joel discusses the issue of trying to maintain concepts of God in our head.

Read the tape excerpt and then ponder some of the ways in which you also may be trying to hold on to certain ideals in your life that you have identified as being truthful and therefore unchangeable. Consider the possibility of letting the new moment of your life redefine itself to you in a way that might be beyond anything you have heretofore imagined.

Joel's short pray in the tape transcript excerpt is one important way of allowing ourselves to become receptive to new and higher concepts of God. Yes, even these will ultimately fall short of God Itself, but it is a beginning to letting ourselves be free of the past and the future by abiding in a present moment happening, also known as the God Experience.

There are no set rules in this form of worship. There are no set goals or predetermined outcomes -- with the ONE exception: the demonstration of God in our lives. This one demonstration always must begin and end within each of us individually, and to practice this spiritual path often involves great disruptions in our outer lives. No longer can we rely on our families, our political parties, our nations, or our religions to define for us the way we should think or be. This is now a life lived by Grace, and as such, it is a life simultaneously of great personal freedom and responsibility.

Ultimately, we will all find the way for ourselves. We may use teachings such as the Infinite Way to point us in the right direction, but this is only because we recognize in our hearts the truth that is contained within the inner consciousness of the message.

Letting manna fall fresh daily is the Infinite Way. And now I ask you to join me, in letting it rain down upon US!

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