From – 1959 New York Private Class For “25”
By Joel Goldsmith
Advanced Lesson on Storms
“Don’t ever believe that there is any such thing as bad weather, except as the activity of the carnal mind.
Weather can’t be bad of its own accord. It has to have a start. In other words, the air can’t stir in this room unless you introduce a fan. And, depending on the size and power of the fan, you can really stir up a hurricane in here. But, remember that without it, this is the way it’s going to be.
Now weather is just like that. Weather is always IDEA and the very moment that it changes its nature, it is because carnal mind has been set in motion. And, what is carnal mind? A belief in two powers and, when you sit down and recognize that, you will see that storm dissolve, disappear.
That doesn’t mean, remember, that we are to stop it raining today if that’s its nature. We are not trying to change weather. We are realizing the unreal nature of destructive weather as manifest in tidal wave, cyclone, hurricanes, so forth and so on, typhoons. They need not be. They exist only because of a universal belief in two powers.
That’s the only reason they exist.
And the moment you sit there, not battling the cyclone, but realizing, there are not two powers.
‘God in the midst of me is the only power.’
All of this is carnal mind, but carnal mind is a belief in two powers. Whereas there are not two powers.
There are no powers, there is just divine Being, Divine Being always being.
Another time, you have the grip and flu season, and another time you have the polio season, and another time you have a cancer drive on the air, or a TB drive on the air. Now there’s nothing wrong about sending them a check and helping them at their level. Because, in order to love our neighbor as yourself, remember that we have to help our neighbor at his level. That’s alright.”