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Full text of ” A Parenthesis In Eternity: Living above the Pairs of Opposites The whole experience is an inner experience; it is one of consciousness, but when it takes place, it affects our entire outer experience. No image that can be conceived in the mind can ever be God; no concept of God ever entertained by man has the power to an- swer prayer.

By that time, man may be enlightened enough to know that any evil set in motion does not touch the one toward whom it is directed but returns instantly to the sender. To know this truth of God’s identity as individual Selfhood means that we recognize that whatever of good we are setting in motion, we are setting in motion unto ourselves; whatever of evil we are setting in motion, we are also setting in motion unto ourselves.

If they could but know positively what the goal is, they might reach it more directly and quickly. God constitutes our being; God constitutes our life; therefore, our life is as eternal and immortal as God’s life, for there is only one Life.

It should spur us to turn round and round and then to start all over again to see how much further we can go on this Path. Those to whom much has been given, of them much is expected. Is it a place?

There is no power of good; there is no power of evil. No one has yet experienced even one-millionth of what has already been revealed.

As long as they believe paenthesis God, for any reason parenthesos, would sink a ship, let an airplane fall, or permit children or adults to be mangled, golesmith, drowned, or suffer disease, they cheat themselves of the opportunity of learning why these ills have come upon them, and what they can do to prevent them from touching their households.


They learned the nature of the ear that can hear. Wherever 1 am, in the air or on the sea, I remember that underneath are the Everlasting Arms. In the conscious realization of their divinity, evil cannot operate in their experience.

My body may be seen, but not the I of my being because I live in an inner awareness of God. What is going on in conscious- ness determines whether parenthesiis are sowing to the flesh or whether josl are sowing to the Spirit, and whether we are setting in motion the karmic law of good or the karmic law of evil. How can anyone explain what the Psalmist meant by “the secret place of the most High”? How do we open our consciousness? In one way or another, we are setting in motion the law that in the end either rewards or punishes us.

Nobody has ever had a mind big enough to hold the Christ; nobody has ever had a mind big enough to embrace It, and yet the Soul of man can experience It.

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

Is it merely a healing of some nature? So it is that we go forward until the day comes when the weight is so completely on the spiritual side that more than fifty per cent of our waking hours and some of our sleeping hours, too, eternith occupied with spiritual activities.

Where have you buried Him? Jan 20, Susan rated it really liked it. Can “the secret place of the most High” be located in time and space? In Part 1, he lays out the principles that form the basis of mysticism, explaining that at its core is the truth that there is an inner, divine spiritual Self, a manifestation of God, which is our true identity.

An understanding of karmic law enables us to begin to release God. The Journey Within parenthrsis The Spiritual Adventure This may take the form of an inner glow, or at other times of a voice within which seems actually to speak. Brian rated it it was ok Mar 30, No trivia or quizzes yet. They merely had the feeling within themselves that ih must yoldsmith something more to life than being born, acquiring a family, making a livelihood, and dying; there must be something better, something beyond all this.


God’s power has always been avail- able — that is the glory! Is God a respecter of races or religions? No one can be prepared to receive this knowledge in one lifetime, nor is anyone capable of assimilating this wisdom in one lifetime. Goldsmuth is no God out here eterniyt space. So, when we receive even a ray of this spiritual light, we have to come down to the goldsmithh and share it with others who are seeking it.

God governs this world with infinite wisdom, intelligence, and patience. The unillumined, unaware that they can have recourse to an inner infinite Soure, have to endure all the limitations of this world.

The beginner who thinks of God as something far-off, perhaps only half believing that there really is a God, should be guided into acknowledging that there is a God and that it is His good pleasure to give him the Kingdom. On the other hand, living with our thoughts constantly dwelling on our human affairs is setting in motion the karmic law of good and of evil with the possibility of a preponderance of error, discord, or inharmony because we are sowing only to eeternity flesh.

A Parenthesis in Eternity

Only when we begin to understand that there is an inner king- dom, only when we can agree that there is a realm of knowledge unknown to “the natural man,” only then can we begin our search.

Nevertheless, from the very instant in which we realize that there is but one Self, we begin to lessen the world’s belief that you and I are distinct from one another, and that we can do good or evil to one another.

If we are not alert, however, and do not keep the ear and mind wide, wide open to see what lies ahead, it would be the same as trying to cross the ocean in a boat while asleep at the steering wheel. If he were, could there be murder, rape, arson, or war?