1952 Honolulu Class Series One
Tape 12 Side 2
Joel S. Goldsmith
Part 4 of 5
Now remember this, all harmonious, perfect, spiritual effect is produced by the activity of the Christ. The activity of the Christ will maintain and sustain all effect, or in the event that you destroy this temple, in three days this Christ will raise it up again.
Therefore, you need not be alarmed at what happens to an organ or function of your body, or to your financial structure or political structure, or dwelling structure since even should these for any reason be destroyed, the Christ that produced them, the power that produced them in the first place, will raise them up again.
Now, I ask you, at this very moment, to make a conscience transition with me, because I would lead you into the fourth dimension. The purpose of this work is to lead you into the fourth dimension where you do not live by effect. You do not live by bread alone, where you live by virtue of the activity of the Christ, the Infinite Invisible.
And in this fourth dimension of life which is spiritual consciousness, all effect will appear in your experience as you have need of it, and it will appear abundantly, and will be maintained and sustained in your experience if you understand the Christ to be Its foundation, Its law, and Its continuity.
Only if you suffer a temporary lapse into the belief that your dollars are something in and of themselves, or your business, or your political economy, or your form of government; only if you lapse into the belief that they in and of themselves are something and can do something to you or for you, only then may your temple be destroyed. But if it is, recover your equilibrium, your spiritual equilibrium quickly in bringing to conscious remembrance that the Christ that produced them in your experience to begin with will now reproduce them.
Should you, for any reason, become separated from some form of good, the Infinite Invisible that is within you—He that is within you that is greater than he that is in the world—will raise it up again for you.
The fourth dimension is that state of consciousness in which your entire reliance, faith, understanding is in the Infinite Invisible, and in which you learn to enjoy the fruits of the Spirit, the harmonies of daily living, the forms of good, and yet without attachment, without reliance, and without dependence.
This must, of course, be remembered in your ministry when you are faced with discordant bodies, destroyed bodies, decayed bodies, organs and functions that have become useless, then must you ever remember that the body and its organs and functions, in and of themselves, never had power, never created themselves, or maintained themselves, or sustained themselves, and never had such functions.
It is the function of the Christ to maintain and sustain the body, and the body is only run down now because of that universal mesmerism, that belief that the organs and functions of the body, in and of themselves, had the power of renewing themselves, or maintaining or sustaining themselves, because hypnotism has made us believe in a physical, finite universe, a universe with beginning and with ending.
You will learn as you make this transition into the fourth dimension that the spiritual body is maintained and sustained by the very Christ Spirit that brought it into expression and manifestation, and while you will not see this with your eyes, in that secret inner chamber in your meditation, you will spiritually discern the activity of the Christ about the Father’s business of maintaining and sustaining this body.
By now you will have recognized that it is the Christ activity in your consciousness that enables you to live by grace, that the activity of the Christ providing your daily activity and inspiration and supply necessary to Its fulfillment is Itself the power of grace in your experience.
You see, the fourth dimension is entirely one of living by grace. Living by grace means living without personal effort. That does not mean without work. It doesn’t mean living without results of work. It doesn’t mean taking two six-month vacations every year, oh no. Living by grace means performing that which is given us to do without anxious thought, without concern, without worry, without fear, and without material effort, without effort resulting in exhaustion.
Oh yes, even our body works; but it works without getting tired, since the activity of the body is not muscles or nerves, but divine Grace, the Christ. Therefore, the body is as tireless as the machinery that makes the world revolve.
Picture to yourself that spiritual, invisible machinery that keeps the sun, and the earth, and the stars, and the planets, the oceans, the tides, the rivers functioning, and then you have an example of the invisible force and power that functions your body without producing fatigue, tiredness, and without wearing out the body or decomposing it.
Oh yes…Life lived by grace results in eternal youth. Be assured, there is a fountain of youth. There is a fountain of youth and its name is divine Grace, life lived without personal effort, the Christ functioning our lives for us, in us, through us, as our very being.
You have thought many times about this word “grace;” and perhaps it has puzzled you, and now you know why. The reasoning mind will never reveal to you the true nature or meaning of the word “grace.” Grace will only be realized in Silence. Silence with a capital “S.”
Silence—the thunder of Silence alone reveals the name, nature, and character of Grace. Do not try to think it out or think it through. Do not try to reason it out. Let the thunder of Silence reveal in the very noise of its Silence, in the very thunder of Its Silence, the nature, the character, the activity of Grace.
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