Infinite Way Letter
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 4 of 7
The Christ on Earth – continued
Wherever in scripture there is a realization of the coming of the Christ there is also the prophecy of the crucifixion. These prophecies have nothing to do with any particular savior or redeemer, but with the birth of the son of God in individual consciousness. There is in the human nature that which does not wish to be overthrown, and it knows there is but one power that can annihilate human nature and that is the Presence of the realized Christ. Always the world seeks to destroy the Christ, and it is for this reason that soon after the experience of realization there occurs a period known as “going down into Egypt and hiding the Babe,” during which one refuses to reveal It lest the world, in its thoughtlessness, destroy one’s confidence and assurance in Its Presence and Power. It is surprising with what subtlety and cunning the sense of anti-Christ can enter consciousness, sometimes undermining one’s faith to the extent of making one doubt or deny ever witnessing or experiencing a healing.
It is for this reason that I continually caution students not to be too hasty or too revealing in their speech and actions, but to wait until the activity of the Christ becomes so firmly established, so beautifully developed as the very activity of consciousness that there is no longer any fear, no longer any doubt.Then you can stand before the world and reveal It, and even take whatever manner of scorn or doubt the world may offer and be not at all concerned nor affected by it. While we, ourselves, are presenting the Christ, we are in danger of losing It. When the Christ has sufficiently taken over, It presents Itself so silently, so secretly that no one of the world knows or recognizes what It is, and yet Its influence and effect can be felt by all.
As this message is being written, I sit back for a moment of meditation, and instantly there seems to be a Presence, much like an actual figure, within my consciousness, yet One not restricted or entombed in flesh. This Presence is abroad in the world, carrying Its own power of peace and healing; opening the eyes of the blind, releasing the prison bars, illuming man’s consciousness so that he may no longer be in darkness, but that he may know the Divine Grace which accompanies the Son of God.
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. Behold this gentle Presence within you, receiving Its Grace from the Godhead Itself; dispelling the sense of I, me, mine; effacing the sense of personal possession and accomplishment in the realization that “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof….Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.”
As long as the vine is receiving its sustenance from the Father, every branch is being fed. The Holy One of Israel, the Spirit of God in man, the Christ, is always present, but available only as we open ourselves to receive It, to abide with it.”We do not entertain the Christ that we may be fed, clothed, housed, or otherwise benefited: we enter meditation for the sole purpose of communion with the Holy One of Israel, so that the Christ may find outlet through us, thus tearing down the mighty strongholds of human belief and establishing God’s Kingdom on earth. There is no personal work to be done in this communion—we have only to be still, and let it flow out! In the true sense of humility there is no “I” directing this activity; instead, there is a feeling of deep peace and quiet, in which we are perfectly willing to let It be about the Father’s business. Never are you and I about the Father’s business only the Christ performs the functions of God on earth establishing His reign in the hearts of all who are receptive and responsive to Its healing Presence.
“The place where thou standest is holy ground”—Jerusalem, the Holy City, whenever the Christ fills your consciousness and thereby finds outlet to all the world. And so, on Christmas Day, we bid God-speed to the Prince of Peace on Its Journey of Love into human consciousness, so that each individual whose thought and mind, Spirit and Soul are open to the conception and birth of the Christ may know this gentle Presence, which is capable of bringing peace on earth, good will towards men.
End Part 4