Infinite Way Letter
By Joel Goldsmith
Part 1 of 5
GOD IS THE SOUL OF MAN
How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
In order to know God, to understand God, to place your faith fully in Him, it must be understood that God is the Soul of man, and that God is the Soul of you! The grace of God is universal—“for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Everyone, saint or sinner, has a Soul; and this Soul is pure, never depleted, never lacks, never has been touched or tainted by human thoughts, deeds, or conditions. In this understanding, you are not putting your trust in something unknown, afar off, or difficult to obtain. It is because you do not realize that God is your Soul, that seeking and reaching out for God sometimes separates you from your good, because you are thinking of God as something separate and apart from your own being.
Fear is based on the belief of a God afar off, of a God who may not be aware of your needs; and it is only when you really know God as your own Soul that you confidently trust everything to Him. In the realization that God is your Soul, that which is responsible for your being on earth, and which is responsible for your continuing unto eternity, can you fear, can you doubt, can you place confidence elsewhere? Once you recognize God to be your Soul, never again will it be necessary to reach out to God, or fear that God is not with you, for then you know, “Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.” Once you realize that God is your Soul, you can rest, knowing that where I AM—here, in the withinness of your own being—is your own Soul, and that Soul is God!
When some experience of the world tempts you with its claim of lack, of health, lack of supply or safety, lack of peace, there is just one place to turn for the resurrection of your good, and that is to the Soul. Whenever tempted with illness of any nature, realize that there is no health in the body—health is in the Soul: the body is but the receiving place for that health; that place where the health of the Soul is made manifest. Whenever tempted by lack or limitation, realize that supply is not money in the bank—supply is in your Soul, that storehouse of all good, which also is that center through which God pours Its good to all others. As long as you know that your own Soul is the storehouse of infinite good, never will you be separated from any part of God’s grace.
Miracles occur once you realize that safety, security, supply, and health are not dependent upon shelters, investments, or body; but that safety, security, supply, and health are within your very own Soul. All good is in your Soul, and is reflected in the mind and body.
You can turn from God only in belief, never in truth, because you cannot walk away from your own Soul. If you make your bed in heaven or in hell, your Soul is there; if you walk in the shadow of death, your Soul is with you—It can never leave you nor forsake you. God is the Soul of man—of sinner as well as saint. Even the greatest sinner finds his good the moment he realizes it is not to be found in the outer world, but within himself. Then it is that the Soul speaks: “I was with you when you were feasting on the husks; when you were turned from Me, and thought you had left Me. I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
For long years we have acknowledged that all good is in God, but sometimes we forget, momentarily, and in confusion and indecision wonder how to reach God, which way to turn. The Soul of man—your Soul and mine—is infinite wisdom, infinite intelligence, divine love, and never have we become separated from It. “… the place where thou standest is holy ground,”—God is where you are; the Soul, the storehouse of all good is within us. Never, even for a moment, believe that there is any way for God to be separated from you, unaware of the immediate needs of every second. Once the idea dawns in consciousness that God is your Soul, and drawing upon It, you will be rightfully guided and supplied with all that is required for every experience.
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