The Infinite Way Letters
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 2 of 5
God Seeks Us
Over and over again the Message of The Infinite Way has emphasised the complete impossibility, from a spiritual standpoint, of demonstrating supply, health, home, companionship, or any other thing.
There is only one demonstration that can be made, and that is the demonstration of God’s Presence, the realisation of Omnipresence. God is omnipresence, God is all-inclusive being, and God includes health, supply, home, companionship, opportunity, transportation, talent, ability, genius. All things are included in the infinity of God, not separate and apart from God, and so it is impossible to demonstrate them. The only demonstration we have to make is the demonstration of God, and then we find all things added to us, included in us, abundantly made manifest.
So it is that the first step in this direction is to thoroughly clean out the old house. Cleanse the temple and rid it of all its desires until there is no longer a desire for anyone or anything in the outer plane; until the heart cries, “My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee…. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” It is then that we can understand the Master when He says, “I have overcome the world.” He had overcome all desires, He had overcome all needs because He had found God, and in finding God He found all things necessary to his fulfillment.
When we no longer have desire for money or supply in any form, when we no longer have desire for health, or home, or companionship, God fulfills Itself in a practical way on the outer plane. As we learn to be still, to meditate, and to let God catch up, we let God touch us with Its finger. We let God reveal Itself to us and God, revealing, manifesting Itself, will fulfill Itself in our outer experience as the things necessary to our daily living.
At some time and at some place in our experience, each of us stands in hell. It may be the hell of sin or disease; it may be the hell of lack or limitation; it may be the hell of inharmony, unhappiness or loneliness. All of these so-called hellish experiences become transformed, however, when we realize that even in the midst of this darkness we need not search for God, for “Thou art there.” We have never become separated from God, but the moment we accept a sense of separation it is as if we had no God.
God is Omnipresence. God fills all time and all space, God is here where we are—now, and the only way to achieve the activity and the blessings of God is to acknowledge God’s Presence regardless of appearances: “I shall fear no evil.” I shall not fear mortal man, nor circumstance, nor condition, for Thou art here. Thy Presence goes before me to make the crooked places straight; Thy Presence remains behind to bless all who pass that way. Thy Presence in the midst of me is mighty. I am home in Thee.
Let us therefore make the acknowledgment, “The place whereon thou standest is holy ground,” and in that acknowledgment there is no longer any need for seeking God: there is only the prayer, “Thank you, Father: I and the Father are one.
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