Meditation (2/6)

We carry this further. When we leave the house, when we leave our office, when we leave any building or go through any door, we pause for a second, again just to blink the eye, and realize that the Christ presence has gone before us to make the crooked places straight; to realize that I have gone before me to prepare a place for me. In my Father’s house are many mansions, but they’re all good ones, and I the divine Presence, the Christ, goes before me to make the crooked places straight and to prepare a wonderful place for me. In this way, I am making my conscious oneness with God throughout the day and throughout the night.

1950 First Portland
Tape 4 Side 2
Meditation
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 2 of 6
Well, as human beings, we cannot avoid the past, present, and future. The only way that we can collapse them into the eternal now, is when we rise above the human way, the human mind, the human will, the human soul or consciousness into the divine, and there become so at one with It, that It becomes us, It becomes our awareness, and then of course, there is no more change, no more time, no more space. It is for that reason that in this work, in our class work, I ask those students who intend to be serious students to start meditation not less than three times a day. To begin with, in the book, The Infinite Way, pages 97-103 [or pages 94-99] there are passages that begin on waking in the morning, and for those five pages, it gives an outline, not a formula to be followed, but an outline, of some process of thought that should engage us from the moment we awaken in the morning. And I recommend that before anyone steps their foot out of bed, that they lie there awake for one, two, three, or five minutes and begin pondering the idea of the omnipresence of God.
Here where I am, God is. Here in the beginning of this new day, God takes over. Here God becomes the directing influence of my day. I dedicate this day to the work of the Father. I dedicate this day to the life of the Father. And of course, in this day, I hold within myself, no condemnation, no criticism, no judgment, no fault finding, but in so far as it lies within my power, forgiveness, understanding, cooperation. I dedicate this day to maintaining the integrity of my own being, and I promise myself, that insofar as I’m given grace, I will not violate my own integrity; my own highest sense of right.

Then it is time to get out of bed.
While we are preparing for the day, making our physical preparations; there is no reason why we should give thought to the problems of the day. Sufficient unto the hour is the evil of the hour. There is no reason why, while we are making our physical preparations for the day, that we can’t again contemplate the idea of God; the idea of God being the only presence and the only power; the idea that only God can bring something to our attention during the day; the idea that only God will be active in us or in those we contact during the day. And then, instead of saying grace, we teach in this work that we are never to eat a bite or drink a drop without at least blinking the eye as a conscious, “Thank you Father.”
We take nothing for granted. In this work, we do not believe in oral prayers; we do not believe in even giving thanks publicly or audibly since our feeling of gratitude to the Father is our own business. It’s our own sense of relationship; it isn’t something we expect our friends or family to pat us on the back for. And if we do, our gratitude isn’t sincere. We do very little in the way of giving testimonies except where the giving of a testimony illustrates some principle that was involved in the demonstration. Never do we give a testimony merely for the sake of showing forth a healing. And in the same way, we do not utter public prayers. We do not utter prayers aloud. Why? Why should we? Our relationship with God is a secret one. The Master said, “Go into thy closet, shut the door and pray.” And that’s what we should do. And therefore, our form of grace is usually nothing more than blinking the eye and saying, “Thank you Father,” an acknowledgement of God as the source of our good.
We carry this further. When we leave the house, when we leave our office, when we leave any building or go through any door, we pause for a second, again just to blink the eye, and realize that the Christ presence has gone before us to make the crooked places straight; to realize that I have gone before me to prepare a place for me. In my Father’s house are many mansions, but they’re all good ones, and I the divine Presence, the Christ, goes before me to make the crooked places straight and to prepare a wonderful place for me. In this way, I am making my conscious oneness with God throughout the day and throughout the night.
With every money that we pay out, and with every money that we receive in, there is also the same blink of the eye; the same, sort of a pause for a second, to realize God as the source; to realize that we are sharing God’s gift, incoming or outgoing; we are still sharing it, because what comes in, has to go out, one way or another. And what goes out must come in. It’s all part of the oneness of the activity of God.

End Part 2

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“Where the Spirit is, I Am”
1950 First Portland
Tape 4 Side 2
Meditation
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 2 of 6

Well, as human beings, we cannot avoid the past, present, and future. The only way that we can collapse them into the eternal now, is when we rise above the human way, the human mind, the human will, the human soul or consciousness into the divine, and there become so at one with It, that It becomes us, It becomes our awareness, and then of course, there is no more change, no more time, no more space. It is for that reason that in this work, in our class work, I ask those students who intend to be serious students to start meditation not less than three times a day. To begin with, in the book, The Infinite Way, pages 97-103 [or pages 94-99] there are passages that begin on waking in the morning, and for those five pages, it gives an outline, not a formula to be followed, but an outline, of some process of thought that should engage us from the moment we awaken in the morning. And I recommend that before anyone steps their foot out of bed, that they lie there awake for one, two, three, or five minutes and begin pondering the idea of the omnipresence of God.
Here where I am, God is. Here in the beginning of this new day, God takes over. Here God becomes the directing influence of my day. I dedicate this day to the work of the Father. I dedicate this day to the life of the Father. And of course, in this day, I hold within myself, no condemnation, no criticism, no judgment, no fault finding, but in so far as it lies within my power, forgiveness, understanding, cooperation. I dedicate this day to maintaining the integrity of my own being, and I promise myself, that insofar as I’m given grace, I will not violate my own integrity; my own highest sense of right.
Then it is time to get out of bed.
While we are preparing for the day, making our physical preparations; there is no reason why we should give thought to the problems of the day. Sufficient unto the hour is the evil of the hour. There is no reason why, while we are making our physical preparations for the day, that we can’t again contemplate the idea of God; the idea of God being the only presence and the only power; the idea that only God can bring something to our attention during the day; the idea that only God will be active in us or in those we contact during the day. And then, instead of saying grace, we teach in this work that we are never to eat a bite or drink a drop without at least blinking the eye as a conscious, “Thank you Father.”
We take nothing for granted. In this work, we do not believe in oral prayers; we do not believe in even giving thanks publicly or audibly since our feeling of gratitude to the Father is our own business. It’s our own sense of relationship; it isn’t something we expect our friends or family to pat us on the back for. And if we do, our gratitude isn’t sincere. We do very little in the way of giving testimonies except where the giving of a testimony illustrates some principle that was involved in the demonstration. Never do we give a testimony merely for the sake of showing forth a healing. And in the same way, we do not utter public prayers. We do not utter prayers aloud. Why? Why should we? Our relationship with God is a secret one. The Master said, “Go into thy closet, shut the door and pray.” And that’s what we should do. And therefore, our form of grace is usually nothing more than blinking the eye and saying, “Thank you Father,” an acknowledgement of God as the source of our good.
We carry this further. When we leave the house, when we leave our office, when we leave any building or go through any door, we pause for a second, again just to blink the eye, and realize that the Christ presence has gone before us to make the crooked places straight; to realize that I have gone before me to prepare a place for me. In my Father’s house are many mansions, but they’re all good ones, and I the divine Presence, the Christ, goes before me to make the crooked places straight and to prepare a wonderful place for me. In this way, I am making my conscious oneness with God throughout the day and throughout the night.
With every money that we pay out, and with every money that we receive in, there is also the same blink of the eye; the same, sort of a pause for a second, to realize God as the source; to realize that we are sharing God’s gift, incoming or outgoing; we are still sharing it, because what comes in, has to go out, one way or another. And what goes out must come in. It’s all part of the oneness of the activity of God.
End Part 2

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