My Gratitude

In order to give an opportunity to express your gratitude, offers you an inspiring message from Joel S. Goldsmith from “the Heart Of Mysticism”. It has to do with “Thanksgiving Day” but a little different than your local grocery store. On the bottom of the page you have the opportunity to express your gratitude in the comment section, you are invited to use this.

Excerpt from The Heart of Mysticism (November 1958, Across the Desk):

This is the season of Thanksgiving. An entire day devoted to the giving of thanks provides students of The Infinite Way with an unusual opportunity to look behind the visible scene and witness the many special reasons for thanksgiving this year. Even though we, as aspirants on the spiritual path, have learned the true nature of gratitude and have learned to be grateful every day in the year, nevertheless, it must be apparent to all of us that it is only through the grace of God that men in a materialistic era have set aside one special day of the year to be dedicated wholly to thanksgiving. I joy in that. In reviewing the year, I note that it has been brought to human attention, and recognized and acknowledged on a wider scale than ever before, that material or physical force will not solve international problems.

Treaties and promises continue to be broken to such an extent that few people and even few nations trust the word of another, or even their own word except when it suits the purpose of the moment. Strange as it may seem, that in itself is good reason for thanksgiving because from it we shall learn to “cease . . . from man, whose breath is in his nostrils.”7

Eventually, all will be compelled to place complete reliance on the Invisible which is truly the Infinite Omnipotent, omnipresent. When faith reaches that point, the world will be saved. Throughout the world, there is evidence of man’s inhumanity to man— intolerance, prejudice, and bigotry. That, too, is cause for thanksgiving because a growing spiritual awareness is evident as these particular evils are exposed to the world instead of being covered up, hidden, and secretly practiced.

Now we must pray with a greater depth of understanding that the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf be unstopped so that the vision of the great Master may be revealed: “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”8

In The Infinite Way we have a truly great reason for thanksgiving: We have learned and demonstrated that we need not reform people, or change them humanly, but rather our work is to destroy material sense and thus free mankind from its only bondage. We have discovered the secret of the destruction of material sense, and my special reason for giving thanks is that some students are uniting with me around the globe and around the clock to realize, with signs following, that material sense is but “the arm of flesh.” At present, this group has the secret which all our students soon will understand and prove.

Above all, I can have no greater reason for thanksgiving than to know that Infinite Way students will give a day to spiritual communion, prayer, and thanksgiving and will dedicate this day every year to the lessening of material sense through the realization of grace.


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