From – Leave Your Nets
by Joel Goldsmith
Excerpt from Chp.4 – Open Out a Way
You begin now to live in the new dimension of life in which you are not the receiver of good, but rather the avenue through which good flows out to the world. You do not have to resort to the trickeries and treacheries of human existence for your well-being. You do not have to take thought for your life. Now you can live in a dimension of life that realizes: “Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things… for it is [his] good pleasure to give you the kingdom” – to let it flow through you, not only to feed you, but to feed five thousand.
Do not ever forget that! There is not a person of illumined consciousness who could not feed a whole city if only he could realize that it is not out of his own storehouse that it must come, but from the depths of those wellsprings within.
Never hesitate in the days to come to let the world draw upon you. Do not withhold good in any form from those who seek it, whether it is a word of wisdom or a dollar bill, whether it is food, clothing, health, safety, or security. Do not withhold! No matter how much you pour out, you will not impoverish yourself because it is not out of your storehouses or barns that you are giving: it is out of the infinity of the universal source.
This is the new dimension where you permit the world that does not yet know its true identity to call on you as an avenue for the infinite. This is where the world must begin to try to find what it is looking for in the form of peace. There cannot be world peace while a nation believes that its good is dependent on some other nation, or on attaining more land or greater natural resources. Just as you individually must come to that place in consciousness where you realize that you can draw on the infinite storehouse, so must the nations of the world come to a place where they no longer try to get their good by warring for it.
Today you begin the rebirth. You “die” today. You “die” today to the human being seeking good. You must be reborn of the spirit of God into the realization of good flowing forth through you. Pray? Yes, yes! Pray without ceasing, but do not ask, beseech, or beg God. No, no. Prayer must now be an inner communion with the source of all good. It must not be asking for things; it must be a recognition that at the center of your being there is this invisible vine which has been placed there in the beginning in order that you might be fulfilled. Then your good will appear in the outer realm in whatever form is necessary.
As circumstances and conditions arise in human experience, wherein it appears that you are separated from your good, remember:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Only be courageous. Fear not; doubt not! I will never leave you, nor forsake you. In moments of trial, tribulation, stress, doubt, or fears bring to your conscious realization the truth that good cannot come to you.
Learn to stand still in quietness and in confidence with that inner assurance given in the Twenty-third Psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” The Lord is your shepherd – is, no begging, no beseeching – is. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Why? “Thou art with me.” Even in the valley of the shadow of death, in the midst of trial, tribulation, or distress, in the midst of any sinful or sick experience, remember it is only being prolonged through a sense of separation from God. You can end it, and you can end it quickly.
Bring to conscious remembrance the fact that in spite of these appearances, even that of death, you need not fear, since the I that has come to fulfill you is still present. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee … Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine … I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight.”