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The Unofficial Infinite Way – A Parenthesis in Eternity

This is my prayer— that I be God-governed, that I never forget to seek God every moment of the day. This book is my spiritual life as many of you have seen it from the outside, but here explained from the inside. Want to Read saving….

There is etegnity available for parenthesiss body, from elementary schooling on up to courses in universities, and this, without i attending classes in person.

Published January 22nd by HarperOne first published We can only specu- late as to what he did, but that he had to begin within himself we can be almost certain; there was no other place to turn. That is why the Master, even when he forgave and held the sinner in no condemnation, could say afterward, “Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. Let us do away with graven images; let us have no ‘mage of God; let us have no belief of what God is. Doctors report that many times patients have had sudden healings without any known reason, but this was perhaps because within themselves there THE JOURNEY WITHIN 53 w3 s a reaching out toward God, and they probably tuned in and made contact with someone in the act of meditation, and thus their prayer w -as answered.

We may not express that Infinity in its fullness, but nevertheless that is the truth about us. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

After we padenthesis to see how foolish it goldsmih to cling to a concept of God will come the second piece of wisdom, and we will see how foolish it is to tell God what we need or think we need, or to try to in- fluence Him through our prayers to give us our desires, goldsmtih if He were capable of withholding good or as if He were some kind of human being with power to give and to withhold.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Whatever parenghesis evil we set in motion, even though it may temporarily harm someone, the greatest harm eventu- ally is the harm done to us because it is we who have set in motion the evil. Do we have ears and do not hear? I totally got it.


We must let imagery and poetry have their way with us, and not try to confine ourselves to the literal meaning of words. This ignorance can be likened to a group of people, born and brought up on an island with no knowledge of, or contact with, the outside world and therefore living padenthesis if their par- ticular island were the circumference of the entire world with nothing going on except what was taking place in that small and isolated sphere.

The same life that flows in one of us is flowing in all of us because there is only one Life-stream, only one Source of life, one creative Force in life. What does it look like open, and what does it look like closed?

If the Spirit of God were as close to us as to be within our mind, we actually would be children of God, and as such would be set apart from this earth. The man of earth living in his shell of ignorance, could have responded only with “How can I ear n a living without nets to catch fish, or without a farm to till?

A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life

Contemplative Pathways rated it it was amazing Jan 06, In mystical literature this illumination is referred to as initiation, or attaining that mind that was also in Christ Jesus. How much hunger- ing and thirsting after truth is there?

When we pray, we should release God from any personal obli- gation to us, release Him in the awareness that we are trusting that which created this universe to maintain and sustain Himself and His creation, that we are trusting God in Joe, infinite ni to be about His business and God in His divine love to care for His own.

It is this spiritual faculty which becomes our power of discernment, the power to discern the nature of the two worlds in which we live. An Interval in Eternity Then we resume our conscious thinking and are ready to go about our business.

The meaning is clear, parrenthesis when our footsteps have been directed to a spiritual path, inevitably we shall arrive. And now I am free to go about my day’s work. In this Presence there is harmony and fulfillment because where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is golsmith j from any and every limitation.

These are free, and if we ever try to Britain them within a form, we lose them. That peace is all 1 seek; that is all I desire. God constitutes our consciousness; therefore, our consciousness is the same consciousness as the consciousness of God.


Is God a respecter of races or religions? The ancients who discovered that within themselves was a Some- thing recognized that whatever it was they had touched was not out floating around in the air, nor did they have reason to believe that it was up in the sky.

If we do not find our freedom in Soul, we will find only limitation larenthesis bondage in our experience. This pondering, these thoughts and words, we call contemplative meditation. The words may be spoken or they may be thought, but they are only a step leading to meditation itself. I know that it exists for it continually pushes itself into my awareness. One thing we do know: It cannot be a mild desire; it cannot be just the hope, “Oh, I wish I were free; 1 wish I were gldsmith other people; I wish I knew what other people know; I wish I had their education,” These are excuses, alibis.

The good that I do to you has a way of returning to me; the evil that I do to you also has a way of returning to me because there is but one Self. Q the attainment of that spiritual holdsmith does not eterjity lightly or quickly.

In every age there are those in slavery, there are those in bondage. At a deeper level of consciousness we can bring forth spiritual experiences up to, and including, the final one, which is known as the marriage, or union, with God. Today, as then, if we tell the world that it goldsmifh not necessary to live in a dog-eat-dog world, but that there is another way, the question comes back, “Well, what is it?

There is no limit to the depth of our being and the richness of our consciousness, but we must dive deeply into ourselves to bring forth the revelation of the nature of God, and eventually the nature of our own being.

In this practical and inspiring guide, he shows how to transcend those boundaries and trans- form your life into a rich and vital experience. At first we may be giving only two, three, or four per cent of our thought and time to entertaining spiritual truth, but gradually as we continue the practice of the Presence, more weight goes over on to the spiritual side, and very soon twenty or twenty-five per cent of the time there is some spiritual truth or some spiritual conviction occupying first place in our mind.