Substance of All Form
By Joel Goldsmith
We See our Concept of the Universe
Be alert to catch this next point because it is the secret of healing work, although, of course, it is not really a secret. The lack of understanding of this point is the reason for the failure of much healing work, and it is a point that needs to be known and understood by all.
We have said that God is the substance of all form, that God is the reality of all form, the substance and reality of all effect. Are we then to understand God as the substance of the body, trees, flowers, sun, moon, stars, and all that we cognize with the material senses? No, this is a spiritual universe. It is true that God is the substance of all form: God is the substance of your very body and of all creation; but remember, when I see you, that is, when I see your body or when I see the trees or flowers, I am not seeing God’s creation – I am not seeing the spiritual universe – I am seeing only a finite material concept of it. This concept is referred to as the Adam-dream, the illusion, the mesmeric picture that which Jesus referred to when he said, “My kingdom is not of this world.”
This does not mean that there are two universes, the real and the unreal or that there is a real body and an unreal one. It means that the only universe there is, is the real universe, and the only body there is, is the real body, but what I am seeing is my concept of them. Therefore, the only unreality about them is in my misperception of them, in my false concept of them. When you look at any person, you are not seeing what God created: You cannot see that with your eyes; you are seeing only your concept or the world’s concept of God’s creation.