A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life by Joel S. Goldsmith

By Joel S. Goldsmith

Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity--the foundation of his method of mysticism--and tells tips to go beyond the "parenthesis'' of our daily lives that falls among delivery and demise.

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Our realization and acknowledgment of this bring the presence of God into activity in individual experience. It is important to remember that there is no power in the sky to which we can appeal to save this world from catastrophe. There is no power except what comes from God: there is no power in the whirlwind; there is no power in the storm or the tempest; there is no power in madmen; there is no power in ambition, lust, or greed. Power is only in the still small voice within. Then, as we tell no man what we have learned, but share the truth with those who by their dedication and devotion have shown their readiness for it, we will be releasing this infinite power into the world, and the world will respond.

So it was, then, that some one or more among these ancients declared, and later wrote, that there is an indwelling Presence, that there is a Christ, or son of God, within, but they were wise enough to realize that this was really only another dimension of themselves. It was not some other person occupying them: it was some deeper, richer Self, and gradually they learned to commune with this inner, divine, spiritual Self. They learned to receive instruction, and the instruction that they received became the basis of the religious teachings of the great mystery and wisdom schools of India, Tibet, Egypt, and later of Greece, Rome, and the Holy Lands.

Use me; fulfill Yourself in me; let Your will be done in me. Release me, Father, from all desires, hopes, wishes, and plans. Let me be obedient to Your plan for me. Show me plainly the way in which I am to go, and I promise to follow the light as it is given to me * We must let go of God and let God use us. We must release Him from our mental clutches, stop hanging on to God, and let Him hang on to us. If we are in ignorance of God and His ways, let us become spiritually wise. If we are willfully disobedient to the laws of God, let us correct ourselves and bring ourselves into attunement and alignment with His laws that the finger of God may touch us to His will and His grace.

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