illumination

Meditation (4/6)

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Never doubt for a minute that if you can’t get the truth out of a book; if you can’t get the truth from a person, you’ll get it out of the air. [...]

The Religion Of Mysticism (2/4)

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Illumination dissolves all material ties and binds men together with the golden chains of spiritual understanding; it acknowledges only the leadership of the Christ; it has no ritual or rule but the divine, impersonal universal Love; no other worship than the inner Flame that is ever lit at the shrine of Spirit. This union is the free state of spiritual brotherhood. The only restraint is the discipline of Soul, therefore we know liberty without license; we are a united universe without physical limits; a divine service to God without ceremony or creed. The illumined walk without fear—by Grace.” [...]

Starting The Contemplative Life (2/5)

November 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Kingdom of God is a Spirit, not a super human being, but a Spirit! And this step constitutes the very first step in attaining spiritual Light. It is the very first step in attaining an awareness of the presence of God because if you cannot accept this, then you would have to say, “Well, only Jews can have the presence of God,” or “Only Baptists can have the presence of God,” or “Only Buddhists can have the presence of God.” But this is nonsense. The presence of God is within you . . . whoever the “you” may be. [...]

Spiritual illumination

August 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Illumination first brings peace, then confidence and assurance; it brings rest from the world’s contests, and then all good flows to us through Grace. We see now that we do not live by acquiring, gaining, or achieving. We live by Grace; we possess all as the gift of God; we do not get our good, because we already have all good. “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine" [...]

Easter: The Rising Above All Material Ties

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

That brings us to the Resurrection when, after having died to personal sense and having entombed that false sense of self, our true Self rises out of that tomb of the little self and walks this earth free: free and infinite, immortal and eternal, full of God-being. That is our Easter, our day of ascension, and we find that in our self-renunciation, as in our humility, we have stepped out of a tomb. We are walking the earth now, not full of personal possessions or personal virtues, but filled with the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of the Lord God Almighty which is upon us, and then we are ordained. Now that material sense has been thoroughly quenched, our real nature, our real being, can come to light. [...]

The Nature of God (4/5)

November 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

1959 San Diego Special Class Tape 269 Side 1 The Nature of God By Joel Goldsmith Part 4 of 5 I wrote a book review on a book which was written by a minister in which he said [...]