Original Iwihub.com Transcript by Zane Maser
Christ Realized Precedes Treatment
1956 Barbizon Plaza Private Class for “25”
Joel S. Goldsmith
If, if when you’re home, and you find some one person who has left other metaphysical teachings who’s not following Christian Science, or Unity, or New Thought, who is completely free from other teachings and working out their entire salvation through the message of The Infinite Way. If you should find one such who can make an absolute commitment to meet you every day, either in your home or their home, or your office or their office, then you may confide this to that one or that two but be very sure, be very sure that it is not someone who is flitting and fluttering around from teaching to teaching and teacher to teacher, because I can promise you this the pearl that you give them you’re going to have taken from you. It’s going to be trampled on. You’re going to lose it.
This isn’t something for those who are not yet established in a teaching. This is for those who are established in a teaching that reveals not the power of words, not the power of thoughts, not the power of the absolute, not the power of the negative but the power of Christ realized. Unless you’ve got someone who is that far along the path that they have forsaken all others, don’t. Don’t. Don’t. I’ve spent too many years in having this pearl revealed to me to give it lightly to you. I’m giving it to you sacredly. I’m giving it to you secretly, and I’m asking you to respect me, because this is my life work; and I don’t want it disrespected, and I don’t want it misunderstood. I don’t want it trampled. I don’t want it in the possession of anybody who hasn’t enough understanding to know what it is and to respect it, and honor it, and give themselves to it.
So please don’t share this lightly with your husband, or your wife, or your child, or anybody else, only with those that you know have gone as far as you have in the way of giving up yourself to the message, to God, to God realization, to Christ realization. If they haven’t gone as far as you have, don’t take them into this work. Don’t do it. If they haven’t forsaken other teaching, if they haven’t come, now remember this. We’re not trying to restrict anybody’s teachings. Heaven sakes, don’t forbid anybody to have other teachings or other books. They can have all they want. That is their right, as it was our right to seek and to search until they find but don’t give this work until, except to those who have found and who found this way. Let others work out their salvation in their way, but let us work out our salvation with those.
Now, I can say this to you, because every one of you have come from distances. Every one of you have shown over the years that you devote your time, your effort, your money liberally, expansively to this, so I know that you must have no other interest, no other spiritual interest than this, so I give you this. When you find someone that’s done equally what you have done, then share it but not before, not before. Don’t let anybody ride in your Rolls Royce for nickel fare. Don’t you do it. You cheapen it and not cheapen it financially. You cheapen it by not holding it as sacred, and this is a sacred work. Why? Because if we succeed or in proportion as we succeed, material sense will be broken for this world. And who knows that material sense is the only devil or enemy except those who have worked long enough on this path to see it. Who knows what effect is produced by breaking material sense, except those who have healed this way? So please, don’t go out looking for a companion to pray with. Stay in your sanctuary and pray alone—all alone.
Then, when you find someone as I have found you, someone that you’re as sure of as I’m sure of you, then go and do likewise but not before, because you’ll spoil it for yourself. You won’t spoil it for us who hold it sacred and secret. That nobody can do. Nobody gave me my demonstration but God, and nobody can take my demonstration away but God. But you can wreck your own. I could wreck my own, too, if I would let the “call of the world” get in. Too late for that now. You see that?
Anyone, anywhere at anytime may pick up Infinite Way books. They may even come to Infinite Way classes, but they also may go at their goodwill. I hold no one in bondage to me, no one in debt to me, no one under obligation to me. But, when I have such a group as I have here, it is because they have demonstrated themselves to me. I haven’t drawn them to me, or pulled them to me, or demanded anything. They have drawn themselves, and so they are held with a tighter bond than any material tie; and you’ll read in “The Infinite Way” that it is this spiritual consciousness that breaks material ties and holds us together with a spiritual bond. Now, don’t talk about this work to anybody else except those that you know have no material ties, whom you do not hold in bondage or under obligation to you but who have revealed themselves as being one with you in a spiritual tie, in a spiritual bond.
I wonder if you believe this. I expect to see in my time peace on earth and goodwill among men. I expect to see in my time the destruction of material sense. I expect to see in my time world problems solved at a conference table by men who won’t be sitting with a bomb bigger than the bomb across the table from them, by men who will have learned to check their guns at the door. I expect to see that. I expect to see it in our own time. And, the reason I expect to see it is this. In my travels, I have met men of goodwill. Not all on The Infinite Way path. But, I have met men like Henry Thomas Hamblin, men like Brother Mandus, Swami Ramdas, other men, all of whom have something in mind—the attainment of God realization. All of whom are telling others about God realization.
And, wherever I travel I’m meeting groups of 100, 200, 300 who increase in numbers after I tell them we can’t guarantee you parking places or new automobiles; that the only assurance we can give you, if you stick, is God realization. And, they increase in numbers the more they’re told that, so I do know from travel and the meeting of people in all of these places that behind the businessman and housewife exterior there is a God breaking through. There is a spiritual realization coming through, and while it may have taken 2,000 years since the time of the Master for it even to have reached this point of realization, it is like everything else. It’s a slow beginning. It’s a hard work and a hard study, but then in the twinkling of an eye though your sins were scarlet you’re white as snow. In other words, no matter how deep, how black the past may have been and how hard the struggle in some one, certain, split-second of realization all of humanhood is wiped out and Christhood is realized.
That’s our goal—the unveiling of the “new creature,” Christ. Our goal is not stopping wars. Our goal is not emptying hospitals of sick people. Our goal is not making all poor people have abundance. Our goal is the destruction of material sense, so that the new creature, Christ, may be revealed as individual being. Every bit of our teaching is aimed at that. Every bit of the books are aimed at that. Every bit of the healing work is aimed at that, not at reducing fevers, not at reducing lumps, not getting rid of this, that, or the other thing but the dissolving or the destruction of material sense and the unveiling to our immediate presence of the new creature, Christ.
And that’s about it until 2 o’clock on Wednesday.