1952 New Washington Series
Tape 6 Side 1
Basic Infinite Way
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 5 of 5
When the Messiah was promised, the early Hebrews merely thought of the Messiah as some great figure who would stand up on a platform and take them into heaven or increase their farms or barns or supply or health. They never realized that the Messiah was going to be a spiritual activity in their own consciousness—that, they didn’t realize. No, they thought the Messiah was going to be somebody up on a platform with a robe on. Now the world today believes that the Messiah is a man or a woman, and with everybody else sitting down in the orchestra, just drinking it in. That isn’t true. The Messiah is the activity of truth in your consciousness and mine. The Messiah or Christ is the activity of truth in consciousness, and the Messiah always saves and heals and redeems and supplies those who achieve it.
Everyone who has ever achieved the Christ has received their health, their supply, their companionship, their all, and the sad part is, that here and there an individual has achieved it, and enjoys these things, and yet the world doesn’t wake up to the fact that it’s an individual experience, and that it must take place within their own being.
Now, on our last work here we began or had during each session a form of meditation or prayer in which we included our friends, our relatives, all those who look to us for help, and we began to catch the idea that this activity of truth in our consciousness was the law, is the law unto all those who we had in mind. And now we are going to repeat in part some of that work, more especially in the beginning of it, this week at least. I don’t know where next week will lead us, but this week we are going to repeat that in order that we may not forget what the basis of spiritual truth is. So let me repeat now that the activity of truth, in your consciousness or mine, becomes the law unto all those who are a part of our consciousness. The explanation of that you know: When you come to a practitioner for help it is the activity of the Christ or truth in their consciousness that becomes the law of health to your body.
If you come to a practitioner for work, for employment, then the activity of truth in the consciousness of your practitioner becomes the law of employment unto you. If you come to a practitioner for the healing of physical, mental, moral, financial difficulties, whatever the degree of Christ or truth active in the consciousness of your practitioner becomes the law unto your being.
And so it is, as mothers and fathers you have a greater responsibility to your family than merely cooking and keeping the house clean or earning a living. That is only the temporal part of your duties. Your real duty is a spiritual one, and the spiritual one is to permit the activity of truth to go on in your consciousness so that your consciousness becomes a law of health and harmony unto the members of your family, and if you are not consciously active in truth, you are not fulfilling your spiritual destiny in your family.
And so, we will tonight begin an active treatment as some part of the work. That doesn’t mean that we’re indulging in mass treatments. It doesn’t mean that we’re indulging in mass healing work because the purpose of it is the activity of truth in your individual consciousness, so it can’t be mass healing, and it can’t be mass treating. It is an activity of truth in your individual consciousness, and that activity of truth must become the law of harmony unto your world. So tonight we will begin that again, and carry it through wherever it leads.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart, I will send Him unto you, and when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment.
Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth, for He shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak, and He will show you things to come.
Until tonight—thank you.
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