Infinite Way Study Practice
July-September 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
"Consciousness Unfolding" - Chapter 2 - Peace

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." -- John 14:27

Now we are beginning to see the purpose and the function of our role in this Infinite Way activity. We are beginning to see that none of this seeking and striving to find God in order to resolve our human problems really has any meaning whatsoever. There is no meaning in resolving human problems. After all is said and done, the only meaning that is ever to be found is in abiding in the "Peace I leave with you".

This study practice reinforces its companion lesson in that once we have made the conscious decision to develop the Beholder through spiritual contemplation we will eventually be led right up to that place where the experience of the Christ Peace is our eternal resting place. Yes, yes, yes! This is the true attainment that we are now claiming as our own! "My peace I give unto you".

In Chapter 2 - Peace, of "Consciousness Unfolding", Joel is giving us direct testimony to the true meaning of spiritual healing which when practiced in its highest state of consciousness brings with it the attainment of the Christ realization -- "not as the world giveth, give I unto you". All the other appearances of worldly problems, sickness, sin, disease, poverty, loneliness and death are the decoys that when discerned spiritually become our greatest blessings! We cannot tell this to those who have not yet experienced a degree of this truth. We can go within and follow Joel's instruction when he tells us:

"Learn to sit and relax. Whether the case is sin, disease, death, or unemployment; whether or not it is serious, sit down and relax. Do not try to 'handle' it. Do not try to 'work' on it. Do not try to 'treat' it. Sit back and, in silence, create a kind of vacuum for God, for the Christ, to rush in. Sit down and relinquish the thought that the human mind is a healer: Christ is the healer. The essence of the whole work we are doing is this: God is. God is, so let God work in us and through us to Its own end, and as Its own creation. Instead of continuing to use the words, God, God, God, let the actual realization of God do the work, since God is."

As Joel also tells us, the temptation has always been to demonstrate an effect or to use Truth to solve our human problems. Of course, this can never be because as soon as we fall into this sort of temptation we are right back outside the Garden of Eden attempting to use a power to overcome another power. In Truth there is no power, only God -- only Peace. So instead of attempting to use any Truth let us simply go within to realize the Presence of the Christ Peace. We can never know with our minds what takes place when we come into the Silent Spirit of Peace. And yet to those of us here who truly desire Peace, the very Self-Evidence of our being here is in and of Itself the Way.

"Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."


thank you, thank you, thank you

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