Infinite Way Letter
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 3 of 7
Essential Points In Infinite Way Practice – continued
As you rise higher in spiritual Grace, more and more temptations (not less) will come to you. However, the day finally comes when you will be so lifted in consciousness that you realize you could live the rest of your days without a single problem. But there is the world of family and friends, and as long as this is so you cannot escape their problems. You may arrive at the consciousness of peace, but still you will be tempted to believe that the rest of the world is in the tomb of human existence.
Rising out of the tomb to all forms of human existence is possible, but possible only in proportion to what you put into the attempt. If you wished to explore an unknown country or to make a million dollars, you know the sacrifices you would be called upon to make, because you know the sacrifices others have made in attaining fame and fortune. You want health and supply, you want peace and joy, you want life everlasting, and so you must sacrifice sloth, indolence, laziness and indifference. You must begin to know the truth today, and know it and know it and know it! Each day of not knowing the truth postpones the day of salvation.
At the earliest moment of the morning, and continuously during the day, become aware of every spiritual truth that you can bring to remembrance, and as you go about your duties always keep in consciousness some spiritual truth which is the law to your family and your affairs. Wonderful truths are to be found in all the scriptures of the world, and no one should be without some statement that can be pondered in thought and applied throughout the day. As you become more proficient in this practice, the errors of your own household are dispelled, and, if you continue on the spiritual Path, eventually the day will come when you will have patients and students, and you will find that your responsibility extends farther than your own household. Then it is that you must be willing to lay down your life, and that means you must be willing to lay down your comfort, your rest and your time. You must be willing to hew to the line twenty-four hours of each day in order that others may receive the light that you, yourself, have been given through the Grace of God.
Each one who receives some measure of spiritual light must let that light shine—in his own life, in his household, in his community. No one has the right to avoid this, and in the end no one will have the ability to avoid it. Just as the lighthouse is for the benefit of the ships that pass by, so are ye the light of the world, that those not yet aware of their true identity may be lighted on their way.
End Part 3