Infinite Way Letter
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 3 of 6
THE DEEP POOL OF YOUR BEING – continued
This brings us back to our first point: God is individual consciousness (the consciousness of you and me) and therefore the storehouse of infinity is within you. You cannot draw it forth—you can get out of the way, make the contact, and let it flow forth! In order to understand this properly it is necessary that you first overcome time and space. You must remember that none of this has anything to do with yesterday. None of yesterday’s virtues will help you achieve this realization today, and none of yesterday’s sins will prevent proving it today. Your yesterday’s, whether good or evil, have nothing to do with today’s spiritual unfoldment. You must rise in consciousness above any sense of limitation, and each time you turn to the within in an earnest sense of self-forgiveness and Self-realization the yesterdays are blotted out. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow,” and because the nature of the Christ is forgiveness, until seventy times seven, even were you to sin again you will be “as white as snow” the moment you return. As long as you earnestly and sincerely follow this path of the purpose of “forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” and “…press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” even though mistakes cling and must be risen above again and again, nevertheless there will come that day of complete attainment when there will be no going back to the yesterdays.
You do not live on yesterday’s manna. It is necessary that you make this contact almost hourly throughout each day until that glorious moment when It takes over and says, “I am with you,” and eventually on to the end of the road where It says, “I am you.” Until that day comes your life is a continuity of Christ-experience—every day you must go to the storehouse for fresh manna. Day by day the manna fell, but always there was a Moses to turn to the inner kingdom to bring forth that manna. Day by day the Christ healed, but there was a Jesus to turn within to loose those spiritual powers. Great blessings are coming into the world today, but day by day there are those who are learning to turn within to bring forth these blessings. God is your storehouse of good. God is your individual consciousness; therefore, your individual consciousness is your storehouse of good. Many, many times each day you learn to make your contact with that infinite storehouse at the center of your being and let it flow, with no concern as to the form in which it will appear in your experience.
In the same way that there are no yesterdays, there are no tomorrows. Tomorrow, when it comes, is today. Right where you are in this second of consciousness, today, is the only place you can be, and this is the only time you can be. You cannot accomplish this second of consciousness yesterday or even an hour ago; you cannot accomplish it tomorrow. This can be lived only in the very second in which you find yourself, here and now. There is never any time when you can experience anything other than this second. And it is up to you to make each secondwhat this second is, in the same way that you have made this secondwhat this second is—by a turning within to your Source. There is no difference between the flow of God this minute or a hundred years from now—it is just a matter of continuity of the contact. The Life of God will never end, and although we cannot remain here one minute after the call has come to labor in other vineyards, as long as there is a work for us on this plane of existence we can maintain ourselves here by this contact, and maintain ourselves in all the vitality of strength, youth, health and wholeness. But we can only do it by the contact, because It is the Presence and Power that does the work.
“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,” and, since this is literally true, the question arises: Why does it not do so? The answer lies in the fact that we do not make our contact with that divinity, because when we do, It brings forth whatever it is that we are to do in life. If the Finger of God touched you, It could (if that were Its Will) take you out of wherever you are and put you into a completely different life and existence, and the past would fade away. My own experience has witnessed three entirely different lives—as a business man, a healer, and now as a teacher and author of spiritual Truth, but I, personally, could never have brought any of these about.
We are not all intended to be the same thing: there must be men of business and science, engineers and builders, teachers and artists—and it is the Infinite Intelligence at the center of your own being that determines your particular expression; but you will never know it unless you make the contact. In the words of Paul: “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith…to another the gifts of healing…to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” There are those, however, who, by Grace of God, have made that contact without any directed effort or conscious activity on their part. Those are they who already are artists, teachers, composers, writers, one thing and another. They have made contact with their Source and are in their rightful places, but even they can increase and improve the quality and character of their output by a greater degree of conscious contact and union with their Source.
The way of this work is not to influence anyone to follow it, or try to carry it to the world at large. The way is to be joyous and free in sharing it with those who, by their eagerness and desire and willingness to sacrifice, indicate that this is a way toward which they have been led. Although thousands of people can become interested, when it comes right down to the individual sacrifice necessary to achieve this inner realization, the numbers rapidly diminish. But you can be assured that since God is your individual consciousness, with faithfulness, persistence and perseverance, you can reach the kingdom of God that is within you, and in this contact it flows forth into your experience and takes over your entire life-experience—Mind, Spirit, Soul, body, business, home—undertakings of any nature.
End Part 3