This is an invitation to commit yourself to a period of 40 days, starting today, to meditate daily. For 5 minutes a day would already be wonderful. Why not give it a try to take time each day to remember Who you really are?
The meditations are from the “How To Heal” ~ Daily Meditations, an Iwihub.com ebook in the making. Derived from Joel S. Goldsmith’s amazing talk How to Heal part 1 – 4, in 1958.
MEDITATION Day 1:
I and the Father are One
The truth about every man, woman, and child that exists on the face
of the globe, saint or sinner, is that in our spiritual identity,
I and my Father are One.
There is not God and man.
There is not God and you.
There is God expressed individually as you and me.
God appears on earth as individual being.
The life, which is God, is your individual life.
The mind, which is God, is your mind.
The soul, which is God, is your soul.
The spirit of God is the spirit of man and even
your body is the temple of the living God.
I and my Father are One,
and the Father says, “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.”
God is expressed as individual being, and all that the Father hath is manifested right here.
MEDITATION Day 2
The kingdom of God is within me.
If I desire anything at all, I go right here.
If I seek the healing light, or consciousness, I must turn within.
The kingdom of God is within me.
I must turn within, and I must let it come into manifestation or expression,
because in our humanhood, our Christhood is locked up inside of us.
My task then is to find an inner peace,
an inner commune-ion with that which we call the Father within,
to get so quiet,
so still with that listening ear
that sooner or later
I can feel something released.
You may see it as a deep breath,
as if I were doing that, and that’s what sometimes happens
a deep breath.
At other times, it is like a release,
as if weights fell off my shoulders
and all of a sudden I was released from the strain
of my own thinking or humanhood.
Sometimes, we experience a feeling at the solar plexus—a warmth.
Sometimes, it may be that the hands feel warm.
All of these things are effects, and they’re relatively unimportant.
How you feel the presence of God is just an individual experience within you,
and you may feel it in an entirely different way than I do.
Go Out and Make Peace With Your Brother
Your neighbor need not have the same experience as you,
and yet both of you may be having the same experience
of the same realization of the presence of God but felt,
experienced in different ways.
Pay no attention to how others feel the presence of God.
If Jesus says,
“It is the Father within me,”
and you can’t feel any Father in you,
then be satisfied that Jesus was explaining the presence of God as Father.
But, if St. Paul comes along and says that it is the Christ,
“I can do all things through the Christ in me,”
then let Paul have it as the Christ instead of as the Father.
He means the same thing. He’s using different terminology.
Now, with this in mind, I tell you one of the great laws of prayer
given to us by the man who knew more about prayer
than perhaps any individual of whom we have any record
and that is Christ Jesus.
When you pray, if you remember that you have aught against any man, get up.
Leave the altar.
Go out and make peace with your brother.
And then, return to the altar and offer your gifts.
You will find after experience that you will not have answers
to your prayers until you have purged yourself
of negative feelings toward anyone on the face of the earth,
that is, your neighbor or your brother.
Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself
When you sit down to pray,
whether for yourself or others,
whether you are starting treatment for someone else,
always begin by getting still within and then consciously remembering
“I and my Father are one,”
and since this is a universal relationship, all men are one with God.
Therefore, all men are in the bosom of the Father
and no one, no one is separate or apart from God.
Not that all men realize this relationship,
but that isn’t your business what the other fellow realizes.
Your business is what you feel towards your neighbor
“love thy neighbor as thyself.”
How do you want to be loved?
You want to be forgiven for your sins.
There isn’t a person who doesn’t want complete forgiveness
for every sin or offense that they have ever committed.
Not one of you wouldn’t gladly receive a divine light
saying to you that as of this moment,
though your sins were scarlet,
you are white as snow.
And that no offense, minor nature or major nature,
is being held against thee.
Henceforth, from now on, neither do I condemn thee.
Go and sin no more.
Wouldn’t you rejoice at that?
So will your neighbor,
who is your friend,
Love is the Fulfilling of the Law
In this moment of spiritual communion,
I have no envy in my heart.
I have no desires in my heart.
I set this world free.
There’s nothing it has that I want.
Since I and the Father are one,
I receive my good by the grace of God.
And whatever good should flow into me and out from me,
I freely give to all, to every neighbor, friend, or foe.
Now, if you have purged yourself
to that extent and can honestly feel
that you have released anyone and everyone,
then you are ready for your prayers
to reach the center of your being,
because there is no obstruction.
Scripture tells us that love is the fulfilling of the law.
So, don’t try to get the law to operate
in the absence of love, and
Love means forgiveness.
Love means forbearance.
Love means to be inwardly clean;
clean of hate, jealousy, envy, malice, greed
all of these negative, minor qualities.
It may not be possible to go through an entire day
or night with some of these negative qualities creeping in on us.
That is why we have become human beings instead of
still being back in the Garden of Eden.
But, we can purge ourselves twice a day and three times a day
so that we can look every man and woman in the face
and say I have released you into the realization of your God being.
I know that you and the Father are one
and all that the Father hath is yours.
I am Life Eternal
The first and the starting point for all healing work is this.
Since I and the Father are One,
I am Spirit.
I am life eternal.
I am truth.
There is not truth and me.
There is not life and me.
There is not soul and me.
There is not God and me.
Be still and know.
I in the midst of me is God.
I in the midst of me is the very presence and power of God—the Father within.
I, and there is only one I,
only one I in all this world,
only one ego infinitely manifested as you and as me.
One infinite, eternal I.
And therefore, I am Spirit.
I am life eternal.
I embody within myself the qualities and properties of God by the very nature of my being, which is the offspring of God, or child of God, or Christ of God.
All That The Father Has Is Mine
Of myself, I am nothing.
I am as a branch that is cut off from the tree and withereth.
Of my own self I can do nothing.
If I speak of myself I bear witness to a lie.
But in my relationship as child of God,
offspring of God,
I am of the Substance,
the same law,
the same life,
the same activity.
Otherwise, by the grace of God all that the Father hath is mine. I am heir with God, joint heir with Christ to all the heavenly riches.
Therefore, I embody and I embrace within myself immortality,
eternality, spirituality, integrity,
the joy of living,
the peace that passeth understanding.
I embody these;
I embrace these within myself, and so do you.
This is the truth I must know about my patient and about my student. God isn’t going to make you spiritual or whole. Thou art whole, for thou and thy Father are One, and all that the Father hath is thine. Do not pray for help. Acknowledge your Sonship and that by the grace of God all that the Father hath is thine, and you’ll awaken into harmony.
I Have Meat
Now in the same way, the Master says the disciplines are fearful, because he hasn’t eaten lunch. Shall we go to the city and buy thee some meat?
No, I have meat the world knows not of.
What meat did the Master have?
The Word of God was his meat and his substance,
the Will of God, the life of God that he has.
And so, when your patient or student says,
“shall I borrow some money to get past this experience?
Or shall I steal some money to get past this experience or…?”
Don’t go anywhere for anything.
Remain where you are,
and acknowledge I have meat the world knows not of,
and if you are patient,
you will find that everything you need will work its way right to your doorstep.
Only acknowledge that you have no lack, for to him that hath not shall be taken away even the little that he hath, and the moment you say I have lack of health, lack of vision, lack of spirit, lack of supply, even the little that you have you’ll find fading from you. But to him that hath shall be given. Therefore, acknowledge I have meat.
Whether you’re speaking of health, whether you’re speaking of inspiration, whether you’re speaking of companionship, whether you’re speaking of supply, declare, “I have meat. I am the bread of life,” not I need bread, not I need companionship, not I need supply.
I Am The Bread Of Life
I am the bread of life.
All that the Father hath is mine.
I am the bread of life.
I am the wine of inspiration.
In other words, I include, I embody, I embrace within my very self the meat, the wine, the water, the everything of life.
By living in this consciousness,
secretly and sacredly,
Always remembering the Sixth Chapter of Matthew:
“Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them.
Otherwise, ye have no reward of your Father, which is in heaven. Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they may have the glory of men. Verily, I say unto you they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth that thine alms may be in secret and thy Father would see it in secret Himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father, which is in secret and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Right here within my own being
Right here within my own being is the Father within me,
and this Father knows what thoughts I have.
This Father knows the meditations of my heart.
This Father knows whether or not I act from a standpoint of purity,
and let me never believe that I can fool Him.
You are being heard and answered.
Once you get used to this idea of the relationship
of an indwelling spirit,
you learn to mold every thought and deed in accord with Its Will.
When you pray in secret,
I and this Father within me are One,
and all that the Father hath is mine.
It is my gift; it is my inheritance;
it is my Father’s good pleasure to give me the kingdom,
I need not look to any man whose breath is in his nostril.
I need not look to anyone for
reward, compensation, gratitude, cooperation, affection.
No. No, all that the Father hath is mine,
and my heavenly Father knoweth that I have need of these things,
and it is his good pleasure to give me the kingdom.
I am an Instrument of God
As I abide in the Kingdom,
then it is that through others my good comes to me.
It isn’t from them.
The Father is using them as an instrument,
the same as the Father is using me.
Whatever benefit you get from my being here,
you are not getting from me.
You are getting from your Father,
because it was to your Father that you turned for light,
and it is your Father that is answering in this way,
and I am merely an instrument
through which your prayers are answered.
Long before you knew there was an Infinite Way or long before you knew there was a Joel Goldsmith, you were praying for truth. You were praying for light. You weren’t praying to me, and you weren’t praying to the Infinite Way, you were praying to God, and it is God that is answering your prayer, and I just happen to be an instrument.
You are Self-complete in God.
This is the truth you must know about your Self,
but then this is the same truth that you will know
when those come to you for help or healing.
Always you will know that I—they—and the Father are One,
and you will know their fullness and their completeness,
and you will know it silently and secretly,
and you will know the same truth,
even if you know their human history,
even if you know humanly they are sinners,
even if you know that humanly that they are nasty and mean.
That will not change you,
because you will be speaking of them in their true identity
and in their true relationship,
and you will not be judging by appearances.
For one thing the Master cautioned against was judging by appearances.
Always judge righteous judgment.
By knowing the true identity of individual being,
individual you and me,
individual he and she,
individual cat and dog:
By knowing this and knowing that the fullness of the Godhead
bodily is represented in each individual expression of that infinite Godhead,
you are knowing the truth of the Self-completeness of every individual,
and that word Self is spelt with a capital “S,”
meaning completeness in the one Self or God.
By virtue of your relationship with the one Self,
capital “S” Self, God-Self, you are Self-complete.
You need not think of any man whose breath is in his nostril.
You are Self-complete in God.
To constantly abide in that realization
first could probably be the most important step,
although the one that comes next to it is so close in importance
that I would hesitate to say that it isn’t equally important, and that is this.
Throughout your entire lives,
from the moment of conception to this very minute,
you have been taught to either love, hate, or fear something that is in the form of effect.
The body, the fever, the lump, the dollar bills or pound notes,
the properties, the climate, the weather, the tyrant, the gun, the knife.
You will find as you review these things in your mind,
that you either love, hate, or fear these things.
Love some and hate others and fear still others.
And this is the major point that must be overcome
in your experience so that you can look upon all form,
or effect, or what St. Paul called “the creature”
without love, hate, or fear.
He tells us that we worship the creature more than the Creator,
and we do. We do.
We either love, hate, or fear some creature,
some form or effect, and we either love its effect upon us,
or hate its effect upon us,
or fear its effect upon us.
We should do none of these things.
The things, which ordinarily speaking, comprise our natural lives: the beautiful sceneries, the mountains, the valleys, the hills and the dales, the heavens, the stars, the suns and the moons, the times and the tides, the oceans and all there is therein. These are not to be hated, loved, or feared. These are to be enjoyed or used, as the case may be. Experienced. Works of art, works of beauty, these are to be enjoyed, experienced. Properties, homes, farms, ranches, castles, yachts, these are to be enjoyed.
They are not to be loved, hated, or feared.
Just enjoyed, used, without attaching emotion to them.
Without fear of losing them, without desire of possessing them.
Enjoying everything in the normal state of existence as it comes and goes.
I Am Just A Child Of God
There is a grace of God,
an invisible spiritual something
that makes us individual you and me.
And so long as I’m not looking at you, but through you,
I am understanding that the qualities of God are your individual qualities.
Then when we meet personally,
you prove it in some one way or another.
So it is all over this globe.
You never look at people.
You look through them.
And in looking through them
you perceive that since they are all children of God
they must have that meat, wine, and water the same as all others have.
They must have the same qualities of God,
even though all people may not at the moment be using them.
But you’d be surprised how the moment
you commence to recognize the presence of God in an individual,
they begin to act that way toward you.
You change the nature of men and women
by recognizing their true identity.
It’s a marvelous thing that happens.
You begin to perceive that every individual
is an inlet and an outlet for the grace of God.
And your recognition of it in them brings out that quality to you.
This is called the impersonalization of good. It is what enabled the Master to say, “Why callest thou me good?”
I’m just an instrument through which good is flowing.
I’m just a child of God, and the Father within me is flowing out to you.
So don’t call me good.
You’ll get yourself all tripped up.
It’s God that is good.
I merely let the flow take place.
You Are The Temple Of The Living God
Do you understand that God is law?
Do you understand that God is infinite?
Then do you understand that the law of God is infinite?
And therefore carnal mind can’t have a law.
Mortal mind can’t have a law.
The fleshly mind can’t have a law.
It’s called enmity against God.
It is enmity against God in the sense that it is a lie against God.
In the same way that I say there’s a lie against you.
If anyone says you are envious, or jealous, or hateful,
or malicious, or greedy, or lustful,
I say that is a lie against you.
For you are the temple of the living God.
Your body is the temple of the living God.
Have that mind in you.
Awake thou that sleepest.
Let Christ inform you that you have that mind
which was also in Christ Jesus.
You are God’s manifestation of Its own being.
You are as immortal as God.
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