Infinite Way Letter
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 4 of 6
The Deep Pool of Your Being
From the days when man was limited to travel by foot, to this present day when the only restriction is a six-hundred-mile-an-hour jet-plane, there has been an activity of God at work in human consciousness to free man from the limitations of time and space. Man cannot hasten the day, nor can he retard it, because it is an activity of unfolding consciousness. Those who try to hold It back are destroyed, and those who are its willing instruments are in tune with the Infinite.
This evolutionary process, which is the activity of God, unfolding, disclosing and revealing Itself, applies to our individual lives. If we are willing instruments and open ourselves, through meditation, we permit this activity of the Spirit to take over our Mind, Soul and body. If we block It by personal sense, personal will and personal desire, It breaks us. Most men of ambition end up on Elba, because the force of God destroys them; whereas, a conscious realization of that same force of God would lift them to the very heights of world recognition.
Throughout the history of the world, wars and oppression and slavery have been brought about by the failure of men to perceive the nature of God in consciousness. Freedom is never gained through war or aggression, but only by an unfolding consciousness which is taking place all over the world. There is a force greater than man, opening out Its Hand and setting all peoples free. We are merely instruments of that unfolding consciousness.
In this present era, the world is wondering and speculating much about life on other planets, and in this connection there is one thing that we must remember: God fills all space; there is no place where God is not. If there are other stars or planets in this universe, they were made by God, and therefore they must be embraced in God-consciousness, and they must manifest life, although there may be different degrees and forms of life. Were you to go back three or four thousand years what different forms and expressions of life, what different degrees of culture and civilization would be found! There can be no question that on other planets or spaces there is Life. There must be, because God is, and wherever God is. Life is, because God is life! As there cannot be a vacuumed life, there must be an expressed life, and that expressed life again would be individual forms of life.
Eventually, we may find that in these outer reaches of space there are civilizations as backward as was the earth several thousand years ago, or we may find them advanced thousands of years beyond where we are now. We have no way of knowing anything about that, but we do know this: Consciousness is God, Consciousness is Life, Consciousness is that which is formed—therefore, wherever God is, there is life! Time and space are filled with God, and whatever forms of consciousness exist, whether behind or ahead of us, are determined by things over which we have no control, because Consciousness is forever expressing Itself.
The degree of experienced life is in proportion to the degree of consciousness unfolding. Regardless of where you are at this moment in life, that represents your degree of God-life, expressed and unfolded into conscious expression. This you can change at any time by opening out your consciousness for a greater flow. There are no yesterdays and there will be no tomorrows. There is only this instant in which you recognize that there is an activity of God operating in human consciousness, and that you are merely an instrument of Its operation and expression, and it is through your frequent periods of meditation, communion and contact that you permit It to have sway.
End part 4