1955 Kailua Study Group
Joel S. Goldsmith
120B – Christ Realized Is the Harmony of Being 2/5
When you have somewhat the atmosphere, the spiritual atmosphere, the holy atmosphere that the allness of God is within your very individual being, and that you are a fitting instrument for Its entrance into human consciousness, then, without a trace of egotism, without a trace of desire for personal glory, ambition, or profit, you can turn within and realize: “Why certainly Father, anyone anywhere on the globe who in sincerity comes to me for Thy grace, for Thy blessing can receive it. Thy grace is a sufficiency unto this situation. I don’t care whether it is this child, or this great grandchild. or great grandparent. Thy grace is a sufficiency unto this situation,” and you sit there in peace and in comfort until the flow begins to pour out from you as warmth, as release, as joy—in some way it will flow from you, but first of all, do you see that it has to be in that way that you recognize God as individual being.
Now, as you know, this is only the Master’s revelation that I and the Father are one. Thou seest me thou seest the Father that sent me. but also it is a revelation to be found in the Gita, also it is a revelation that is found in many other scriptures of the world, which reveals that the place whereon I stand is holy ground, because I and the Father are here. The very place whereon I stand is holy ground. If I made my bed in hell Thou art there, because where I am Thou art. Where Thou art I am since we are one, and all that Thou hast is mine.
Now, do you see that you cannot possibly get past this hump that we’re at until a conscious transition takes place in you in which you say, “Thank you, Father, I know now that nothing must come to me—that I need seek nothing, desire nothing, acquire nothing since the fullness of the Godhead bodily is embodied within me, within the very being which I am, and my function is to merely sit down and say: ‘Thy grace is not only my sufficiency, but the sufficiency of everyone who touches my consciousness.”’
Now, when you bring yourself to that point of realization, you will have fulfilled the first paragraph of Living The Infinite Way in which it is said to you that The Infinite Way is not a message, it is an experience, and The Infinite Way writings and recordings are instruments, just as Joel is an instrument, just as all of those who are practicing are instruments to lead you to the experience, but the experience is one that you, yourself must have, otherwise the day will come when you will hear it said: “If I go not away the Comforter will not come to you.”
A man or a woman sins when they leave you in the position of believing that you, in any wise, need them. Do you see that? They leave you in sin. They live in sin if they leave you with the impression that your relationship with God isn’t your sufficiency. Do you not see that I and the Father are one was the revelation of the Master, but that had the Master said: “But this is only true of me, and you poor devils out there are going to have a hard time when I’m not around,” that he would have been sinning, but he didn’t say that.
He said, “If I go not away the Comforter will not come to you,” because in the last analysis I am not presenting to you a great holy man. I am presenting to you man’s relationship to God—your relationship to God and God’s relationship to you, and once you have that you can go out into the world without purse or script. Indeed you can. You can go out into this world without purse or script. You can start over any day you want fresh, and I wouldn’t be saying that to you if I hadn’t been made to do it three times—you can start out fresh with nothing, and in a short time have more than you ever had before. Why? Because you will not get it, or acquire, it or achieve it, but you’ll be living from the principle: God is my individual being. I and the Father are one, and all that the Father is I am, and all that the Father hath is embodied within my consciousness, and it must not come to me. I am an instrument through which it must flow to those who are not yet aware of this great truth of their own relationship to God.
I wouldn’t feel happy one single solitary moment if I couldn’t feel that The Infinite Way writings were going to set every individual who reads them free in their Christhood. If I thought for a moment that those books were again going to make someone dependent on books, or dependent on teachers, or dependent on practitioners, I would want to tear them all up, because that isn’t their function, and that isn’t the function of anyone who voices this message.
The function is to reveal God as your individual being, and make you so Self‑sufficient, capital S-e-l-f, that you will realize that just as you can draw into your memory for addresses, and telephone numbers, and birthdays, and events of the past, so you can draw it into your own consciousness for the manna of today. Whether it’s food, protection, healing, comforting, whatever the nature of it may be, just as you can reach back into your memory and bring to mind things of yesterday, so you can reach back further into your consciousness and bring forth the manna of today…Moses in the wilderness bringing forth manna; Moses in the wilderness bringing forth a cloud by day; and a pillar of fire by night. Jesus in the wilderness bringing forth food and drink for the multitudes. Jesus healing the multitudes, all of this was a reaching back into the depth of God—His own individual consciousness and bringing it forth as the fulfillment of the moment.
So with us. To human sense there will always be a need for something. That’s what constitutes humanness, but wherever the need is there is fulfillment, because the fulfillment exists in the consciousness, and it really exists as the consciousness of individual being, because it exists as God. Do you follow that?
Now, this requires a transition, a specific transition in your own consciousness. You may have to meditate days, weeks, months before you actually come to the realization, “Thank you Father, God is my individual being. The place whereon I stand is holy ground, and never again can I have a need, a want, a desire, but that it will be instantly, certainly timely, fulfilled from within me—not looking out to a benevolent government, or a benevolent parent, or a benevolent relative, or a benevolent job, or a benevolent investment, no. It will come as the fulfillment of my consciousness.
God is my consciousness, therefore, God fulfills Itself daily, hourly, minutely in every form necessary, but if I do not rise to the attainment of the realization of God as individual being, I have no foundation.
So it is, when individuals come to us for help: physical, mental, moral, or financial, how could we give it if we did not have the realization that God is their individual being? I don’t care, at the moment, whether they are scarlet with sin. That’s none of my business. I don’t care if they’re starving for food. That’s not my business. I don’t mean that I don’t care in the sense that I don’t give them a meal or enough to tide them over, but I mean that that is not the concern of this ministry.
The concern of this ministry is the realization of God as individual being. That does not mean that everyone of our friends and relatives, or everyone who we know is going to benefit by that, because there are those who, at the present moment, have not reached that place in consciousness where this can be assimilated. There are other things in their way.
It is very much like those who cannot use the word “God”, and usually you’ll find—in a few instances there is a legitimate reason for it. Some church teachings have made God a monster and have developed a fear and a hatred for God, because of their teachings—teachings of punishment, and eternal damnation, and so forth, and so on, and those people have a normal and a natural reaction in hating the word “God’. They don’t really hate God, but they hate that word and all that it stands for in their teaching, but the vast majority of people haven’t really got that for a handy alibi.
There are those who dislike the word “God’ because it detracts from their own glory. The moment they would have to acknowledge a God, that sort of takes some of the medals off their own chest. There are loads of self made men who are very proud of it, and self made women too, because they can’t see themselves as others see them. And so it is, that there are many who say, “I just don’t like that word God.” Certainly they don’t like the idea of acknowledging anything more supreme than I am, and their own individual being.