Infinite Way Study Practice
January-March 2005

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 16 - That Ye May Be the Children of Your Father

Who am I? That is perhaps one of the most challenging questions any of us can answer. The answer to that question would surely resolve all of the issues and problems that most of us are dealing with at this time.

In the Infinite Way teaching we are taught that 'right identification' is the way. And to begin the journey we are given a starting place with the following quote from Christ Jesus, "Call no man [our] father upon the earth: for one is [our] Father which is in heaven." To embody this quote would be to take a giant step in resolving any issue or problem that we seem to have in our own life. Why is this? Because at this point we have failed to discern that the life in and of Christ is not a personal journey related to our personal good.

When we begin to identify every person on earth as having the same One Creator and ONLY One Creator -- no person ever created another person -- then we inch our way toward the elimination of not only our own problems but also the problems of war and peace, world hunger, disease, and immorality that seem to plague the world. Until our vision of who and what we are is corrected internally, the outer picture will not become a permanent 'good'.

"Every person wears a mask hiding his true identity. In fact, persona is the Latin word for mask; but when we remove that mask of human personality, we discover that whatever God is, the person is. The human personality with its good and bad, beautiful and ugly, rich and poor, up and down, high and low disappears in the realization: 'Here is individual being, God expressing Its perfection and harmony.'"

For those of us who are practicing the spiritual principles on a daily basis we can probably recognize that those individuals we have most admired in life are those that came out from behind the mask of persona and lived lives of spontaneity that flowed from somewhere deep within them -- from the heart. These have also been the moments when we ourselves have been most fulfilled individually. When we have made our way from behind the 'mask' of the human persona, and come unto the ancient derivation of the word human -- Light Being! -- then and only then do our lives become a thing of beauty, peace, and harmony.

For this study practice, try asking the question "Who am I?" to yourself on a daily basis for a month, or two, or three. Then instead of thinking about the answer do something radically different which is told to us in the following sentence:

Be still. Be still and know.

That is all. That is IT.

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