Original Iwihub.com Transcript by Zane Maser
Christ Realized Precedes Treatment
1956 Barbizon Plaza Private Class for “25”
Joel S. Goldsmith
Now, give that second period then, or one of those three periods, to the realization of the Christ and then to the conscious realization that this realization of the Christ is the dissolving of the material sense that would separate people from spiritual realization, from God realization, from the spiritual teachings that are walking around this earth today trying to bring together through the power of prayer peace on earth. Now, there can’t be peace on earth by human means. Peace on earth comes in the same way that peace comes in this room when every individual is spiritually endowed. Then, there can be no more war. No human being can destroy material sense for themselves. That is what I discovered many years ago to be the fault with all metaphysical practice. It tries to tell you to be more loving, more generous, more pure, more forgiving, more something or other, and you’re saying inside, “My God, you don’t have to tell me that. Isn’t that what I’m trying to do? Tell me how to do it, how to accomplish it. I’m not satisfied with myself. I don’t think I’m pure enough. I don’t think I’m good enough. I don’t think I’m honest enough. I don’t think, but you’re telling me to be more good, more honest, more pure, but you’re not telling me how to do it.” And so I know that all these teachings that tell you what you should be in the end are. That’s why psychology can’t ever help. It picks your, it reveals your faults to you and then tells you you shouldn’t be that way. And you say, “I knew that was the fault long before you began, but what I didn’t know was how to get rid of it, and you’re not helping much.”
Now, we know that no individual can be better than what they are, but by introducing the Christ into their consciousness, they become better than they are. Therefore, consciously know this truth that when you have achieved your realization of the Christ that your realization of the Christ is dissolving material sense for all of this world, so that all may come into the realization of their spiritual inheritance, their spiritual freedom. That peace can be established on earth by removing war from human consciousness, by removing material sense. Never believe for a minute that there will be a stoppage of war while one nation has too much of this and another nation too little of that, because they’re going to go out with all the means, human means, at their disposal to take what they can get out of the world. And, those that have too much are going to withhold it from those that have too little for a price that the ones that have too little can’t pay. So again, there’s got to be another war, but the dissolving of material sense enables a person to say, “Whatever I’ve got I’m willing to share with you, because I can get more from the same source, the inner Source, which is God.”
The third period is again for the realization of the Christ, and this time in the realization that the Christ is dissolving material sense universally that the kingdom of God may appear on earth. See the first is for your own realization of Christ for no purpose except the realization of the Christ. The second is a realization of the Christ for the purpose of realizing the dissolving of material sense, so that the men and women of the earth can be receptive and responsive to a spiritual message. The third is a realization of the Christ, so that this realization of the Christ can dissolve material sense, revealing the kingdom of God on earth.
One of these days you’re going to say, “What’s the difference in these three meditations?” and I’m going to answer, “None.” But, there is a difference until that day arrives, just as there is a difference when a call comes for help. There’s no difference in my realization, but there’s a difference in the answer that comes. For instance, there is a lady in our class today who a week ago was in the hospital in Vienna with a broken hip and told for how long she would not be able to walk, and she walked in on her own two feet this morning. But, Saturday she wrote me that she couldn’t come, because she wasn’t yet able to get out of bed and walk; but my answer after the mediation was, “Come, rise up and be here.” Now, you see I wouldn’t have sent that same answer to somebody looking for employment. It would have come in a different way, but in that particular case it said, “Come, rise up and be here.” And, she came up to show me that she did be there with a letter in her hand, too.
So it is that a realization of the Christ, while it’s always the same and always produces harmony, it does operate in different ways to meet different claims. It appears outwardly differently. And so it is that in our first work, let us take it up separately in three different ways. First, purely for the realization of the Christ. Second, that the realization of the Christ dissolve material sense that would separate mankind from spiritual teachings, or realizations, or religions. Third, that the realization of the Christ destroy material sense and reveal the kingdom of Heaven on earth. And, you’ll find that the realization of the Christ does appear in many different forms, many different messages, and each one subject to the circumstance of the moment.
Now, these three periods are our secret periods and not to be told to anybody else for the simple reason that those who are here during the first week and those who are here now constitute that first group of Infinite Way workers who will be working invisibly, unseen, and yet as a united consciousness around the globe, because even out of those who were here and those here the major cities of the United States and Canada will be covered. By the time I’m through in England and Sweden and Holland, that territory will be covered. And by the time I’m through in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, that territory will be covered, and we will literally be a spiritual band, a united consciousness around this globe working. This should not be mentioned openly or outwardly. Why? You, at this moment, do not know what this will do for the world or whether it will do anything. This is a whole new idea to you, and you haven’t seen one visible proof that it will do anything at all, so what have you got to tell anyone else, something that you don’t know yourself.
Wait for a year until you have a definite evidence that the revealed Christ within you is producing an effect somewhere else on earth. When you begin to get letters from someone that they heard of you miraculously, here, there or the other place, or heard about you, or were drawn to you, you’ll know that this realized Christ is reaching the far corners of the globe, drawing unto you your own. Then and not until then can you go out and teach it. You heard me tell you too often perhaps—could be boring by now—that I sat and healed for 16 years before teaching. Why? Because it was only then that I had the absolute, utter, final conviction that there is no way for this Principle to fail. We may fail it. We may find patients and students who can’t achieve it at the moment, but it can’t fail. I know after those 16 years what it is.
Now, ten years have gone by before I’ve asked this work. But, I’ve had opportunity to witness the fruitage. I’ve seen how my realized Christ in California opened up the publication of my books in England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Africa. I’ve seen how my realized Christ has drawn students to me from all over the globe. I’ve seen that. I can tell you now that Christ realized in any individual’s consciousness will draw to them their good from all over the globe. I can tell you that, but I want in this next 12 months for you to prove that the realized Christ in your experience will draw unto you your own. Then, you will be in a position to carry on the work from there.