From – Conscious Union with God
By Joel Goldsmith
Pgs. 229 & 230
Conscious Oneness with God Is
Oneness with all Spiritual Being and Idea
This is the miracle of mysticism. Your conscious oneness with God makes everything in this world available the moment that you need it. Nobody can keep it away from you, either – nobody. But this is only true if you are following the spiritual path. Conscious oneness with God is mysticism. Conscious oneness with God constitutes your oneness with all spiritual being and with every spiritual idea.
For example, money is just a human concept, but it is a human concept of a divine idea, representing love, gratitude, sharing, and cooperation; it is a spiritual idea which cannot to you, because it already is an embodied idea and activity of your consciousness. When you feel pressed for money, one of the reasons is that you are looking for it from some source outside yourself, when all the time it is hidden within your own consciousness. It is already within you, but you are looking for it in a person, place, or thing.
In the many, many stories told of the search for the Holy Grail, for the gold cup from which Jesus is supposed to have drunk at the Crucifixion, the seekers always came home, impoverished and broken in health, dropping wearily and despondently at their own door. In every version, is told the story of the person who gives his whole life and fortune to the search in the outer world only to find the long sought for treasure on his return home: He finds it in his garden, perhaps hanging to the branch of a tree; he reaches forth his hand at his own table, and it appears.
The story of the Holy Grail is symbolic of the treasure hidden within our consciousness, within our own being, there by virtue of our oneness with God. That is only another way of stating: My oneness with God constitutes my oneness with all spiritual being and with every spiritual idea or thing. To me that represents one of the highest statements of spiritual truth. It is in my writings in just that simple language, so simple and direct that sometimes people do not recognize it as “the pearl of great price.” This statement: ‘My oneness with God constitutes my oneness with all spiritual being and with every spiritual idea or thing,’ ranks as one of the highest statements of truth, one which will bring you nearer the realization of heaven than any other.