Infinite Way Letter
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 4 of 7
The nature of all inharmony exists only as suggestion or appearance—an illusory sense. To treat spiritually is to reinterpret experience as it comes into range of your awareness. Consciously to know the truth about God and Its creation is the healing treatment which determines the harmony of your existence. It is imperative that you learn to reinterpret every situation or seemingly discordant condition in the understanding that God is the substance, law, and action of all true being and, therefore, you will not fear appearances of any nature. The activity of this truth in your consciousness constitutes the law unto every situation or condition.
When faced with any suggestion of a selfhood or condition apart from God, turn to God in thought, ponder these truths, and meditate upon them—always remembering, however, that memorizing or reciting these words is not treatment! Let Truth reveal Itself from within your own being, in ever new and fresh thoughts, ideas, unfoldments, and revelations. The scriptural truth, “ … greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world,” is the assurance that your very consciousness of Truth is the treatment to every appearance of evil.
Perhaps some member of your family is ill, or experiencing some sense of discord. Immediately your thought goes to God, and you are reminded that the harmonious and eternal, creative principle of Life appears as the life of every individual. Therefore, that which claims existence as disease or discord can have no substance, no power, no cause—hence, no reality. As you understand God as the one infinite Being, the creative Principle and Substance of all that is, you do not accept any appearance of discord as actually being a part of life or body. Whenever you behold any appearance of error whatsoever, your reaction will be the same.
An understanding treatment never concerns itself with getting rid of or destroying discord, but includes only the realization of God and Its harmonies, perfection, substance, and law, and, as a consequence, the unreal or illusory nature of any appearance or suggestion of evil. If you will go back into the Old Testament, you will read of the siege of Jerusalem, where Hezekiah, the king of Judah, tells his people: “Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” The understanding treatment does not battle error or seek to destroy it, but knows that the infinite and eternal nature of individual being makes impossible any condition or action that does not have its source in the Spirit.
Your treatments will be fruitful in proportion to your faith in the Infinite Invisible. This faith grows and waxes strong as you realize that the infinite nature of eternal life makes God, the one Mind or divine Consciousness, the actual substance of all good. Theretofore, it has been believed that God sends or gives your good, but now you know that God appears as your good! God does not send security or peace—God is security and peace; God does not give employment—God is the very activity of your work; God does not send supply—God is the substance of all forms of supply; God does not give family and companions—God appears as family and friends!
There is within you that which sees what eyes can never witness, hears what ears can never hear, and it is this intuitive inner Soul faculty which enables you to see through appearances, pierce the veil of illusion, dispel the sense of discord, discern the harmony of God and the spiritual perfection of all being. Spiritual treatment is based upon this inner Soul faculty, and when made a regular and frequent part of your daily life it develops an inner awareness and constant assurance of the divine Presence accompanying you at every step. It provides you with infinite wisdom and divine protection from the discords of sense. It reveals harmony and peace as ever present and, eventually, an insight into the kingdom of God on earth. Treatment, rightly understood, develops the inner faculties so that your spiritual resources become the substance and activity of your outer experience and enables you to draw upon this eternal, infinite, invisible Source for whatever healing, supply, or protection is necessary, rather than depending on outer forms for your good.
The object of the message of The Infinite Way is the development and revelation of these inner spiritual resources of the individual; that you may ever prove that “I have meat to eat that ye know not of”; that your good is the continuous unfolding of your own consciousness, always appearing in the form necessary to the experience of the moment.
Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I [the inner Self] have is thine.
End Part 4