From Spritual Interpretation of Scripture
By Joel Goldsmith
Pages 181 – 182
The True Sense of the Universe
The beliefs we entertain about the body constitute our sense of body. The truth about body is something entirely different from our concepts of it. The body itself is perfect. It is as immortal and eternal as Soul, God, which is the substance and Principle of the body.
Your body – seen through the universal material beliefs of the world – was born, matures, ages, and dies. This very body when correctly known, that is, spiritually discerned, is the very appearing of Soul-substance, Spirit-substance, eternal being. It is neither functional nor organic. What appears to us as functions and organs are our false finite concepts of the activity of Mind appearing as spiritual body or spiritual formation.
As long as we entertain a material concept of body, we will have concern for it – we will cater to it – and find in it both pain and pleasure. As we continue to lift our concept of body until we gain the realization of what our body really is, we will find less and less of either pain or pleasure in it until we arrive at the state of consciousness where we realize the body as an impersonal vehicle or mode of expression.
Every suggestion of discomfort or inharmony coming from the body must be met instantly with the understanding of the true nature of body as spiritual. Only as we understand that errors of sense exist merely as suggestion and false sense, can we find freedom from the pains and pleasures of the body. We are never correcting the body, its so-called organs or functions. We are correcting the false concept or sense of body.
All we have said here about the body is equally true about business, home, security, wealth.
“My kingdom is not of this world.” There is nothing of God, or reality, in the world we see, hear, taste touch or smell. The failure of religion in this age is due to the lack of this vision. Theology is attempting to spiritualize a mortal concept of God – called man. This man and his universe is no part of God, because God or His kingdom is not of this world. Be assured that if God were in this scene there would be no wars, accidents, diseases or death. God, the infinite Power of good, is able to maintain harmoniously and eternally Its own creation. In “My kingdom,” the realm of Spirit and Truth, there are no errors, no decompositions or defeats.