Infinite Way Students
of the Ozarks

A group of students inspired by Joel S. Goldsmith's Infinite Way message to experience the Presence of God, through Tape and Book Classes, Dedicated Study and Meditation.

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7 Found Watching - Original art by George Denninger

And "Early in the morning, we begin our day
with a sense of expectancy of what the Father
will present for us to do.
Once the work is given us,
a quiet smile comes in the remembrance
that He that has given it to us, performs it.
The entire day is filled with joy
in watching the glory of the Father unfold
as our individual experience."
~ Joel Goldsmith

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Joel S. Goldsmith - Infinite Way
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Evening Meditations
10PM-Midnight Central Time US
(GMT -06:00)
(The Daily Lesson is prepared each day
during this meditation.)

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is an activity of the study group found at:
It is a progression of excerpts from tapes recorded by Joel, or from his books or writings.
It appears each day, together with the addition of corroborating scripture
and inspired comments by Al Denninger, to take into meditation and live with throughout your day.

Students note: There are words that are capitalized throughout this work.
These words are used as if they are a synonym for, or as an activity of God.
The portions that are italicized are spontaneous meditations.

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The subject for our current study is the complete book
By Joel S Goldsmith

We began the Chapter 5 "GOD AS LAW IN OPERATION" on September 23rd, 2015

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 7, 2015

"'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.' Is there any way to love God except by loving man? If we say that we love God whom we have not seen, but do not love man whom we have seen, Scripture says that we are a liar. Therefore, the only way we can love God with our whole mind, body, and being, is by loving man. That love is made manifest not only in the service we give to man, the kindness and forgiveness, but also in our spiritual realization of God as the sum total of individual man's being. The more we can realize God to be the law of our neighbor, God to be the Soul, Substance, and governing Influence, the supporting and supplying Principle of our fellow man, the more we are loving our neighbor as ourselves, and at the same time loving God." ~Joel

"There you have it - I AM the substance of ALL form.
I Am Infinite Being expressed As.
I Am the activity of neighbor Loving neighbor.
I Am the Still Small Voice - the guiding Principal.
Thank you Father. Loving…" ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 6, 2015

"As we study the Master's teaching in the Gospels, we find these laws of love and forgiveness and also the law of service. 'For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. . .Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? …Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' Service is a law of God." ~Joel

Matt 5:38-45 (to :)
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:

"You know what you need to do, you've heard it, you've felt it…Or you wouldn't be here. Get on with the Loving." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 5, 2015

"'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself' is another law of God. As we think of our experiences of the past and the present, we shall find that there are many, many ways in which a greater love for our neighbor, considering the larger and more spiritual aspect of the word 'neighbor,' could flow out from us. This may not be entirely on the human level of love, but it may give a wider view in opening consciousness to the realization that God is as much the life, the Soul, and the Spirit of our neighbor as of ourselves. The moment we begin to see God as the animating principle of all men, we are loving our neighbor as ourselves. The moment we can accept the government of God for friend and foe, saint and sinner, we are loving our neighbor as ourselves. But when we make excuses and exceptions we are not fooling the law of God. We are fooling only ourselves, because there is no such thing as release from a violation of the law of God until the violation ceases." ~Joel

Luke 10:25-27
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Matt 6:9 (to ,)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, [Yes. Yours and mine, your neighbor's and every-One's Father {Source}.]

"Oneness leaves no room for anything else." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 4, 2015

"Every one of us is entertaining a belief - perhaps just a tiny belief - that some discord, some inharmony, some error in our experience, is due to someone else, either in the present, the past, or possibly in the future, and so we have violated the law of forgiveness. We cannot violate the law of God without suffering for it! We can violate human laws, legal and material laws, sometimes without repercussions, but there is no such thing as violating a spiritual law with impunity." ~Joel

Rom 8:13,14
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is actively Dwelling - there is Liberty." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 3, 2015

"Forgiveness is also a law of God. The Master made it very clear that we were to forgive even our enemies, those who hate us and persecute us, those who despitefully use us, and if necessary we were to forgive them seventy times seven! Here is a law of God which every one of us has been violating. We have not forgiven our enemies, and certainly we have not forgiven seventy times seven. Forgiveness is one of the important laws mentioned so frequently in the Master's teaching." ~Joel

Matt 18:21,22
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

"Take away the face of the 'person' - and what do you see? All I see is God, expressed As.
Can we withhold Love from Him?" ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 2, 2015

"We have all been innocent victims of the calendar, because we have really believed that as each day and each year are crossed off we have grown older, and that the body has lost some of its strength, vitality, and keenness. We have believed that up to the thirties we gain in maturity, strength, and vitality, but after the thirties and forties we have accepted the universal belief that with the passing of years there is also the passing of youth, vitality, and strength. This is also a sowing to the flesh, because we put the harmony of our body and health where it is not. The power of our body and health, the power of our immortality is in the Spirit. When once we realize that this infinite Spirit, or Soul, really governs and controls our physical and mental capacities, we shall never lose them: They will be maintained unto eternity. There will be no such thing as a body or mind wearing out at threescore years and ten, or at threescore years and fifty. We wear out through the acceptance of the belief that the power of life, health, and strength is in the body. Once we understand that our physical, mental, and moral faculties are really activities of the Soul and that the body is just the instrument the Soul uses, the body will be as immortal as the Soul, as youthful, as vital, and as healthful as the Soul." ~Joel

Mark 10:23-27
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

"In whom do you put your trust?" ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - October 1, 2015

"Appreciation, reward, gratitude, love, and supply will never be withheld, and should those who may be the present means of these be removed, their places will be taken by others. As we sow spiritually, as we reserve this little area of our consciousness for the constant recognition that all appreciation, gratitude, and love are in the kingdom of God within us, we reap our spiritual good." ~Joel

Gal 6:8
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the [become an activity of] Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting [are included in the infinite].

"God fills All space. How do we become an activity of Spirit? Love your Neighbor as God's self - hold them to the Light. See them and their activities As Individual Being Infinitely Expressed." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 30, 2015

"If we look to man for mercy, for justice, or for appreciation, sooner or later someone will fail us. In my booklet, Love and Gratitude, this entire principle is explained and becomes practical insofar as we are made to realize that our supply, even though it seems to come through people, is actually coming from the Infinite Invisible of our own being, the kingdom of God within us. If, even while accepting our supply from employers or investments, our love from husband, wife, children, or friends, we reserve a place within our consciousness for the realization, 'Ah yes, but my dependence isn't out there, since I know that the kingdom of God is within me and it is the source of my supply and love,' then we are sowing to the Spirit, and we will reap our spiritual supply even though the normal channels might be cut off. By sowing to the Spirit, we will reap spiritually, and our income and supply will continue, even though it may have to come through some other avenue. If, instead of looking to 'man, whose breath is in his nostrils,' for justice, co-operation, reward, and appreciation, we reserve, somewhere within us, one little corner for the recognition, 'Ah yes, I receive my recognition, my reward, my appreciation, and my gratitude from God, from the depth of the Soul within my being' - then we let it come through whomever it will." ~Joel

II Cor 3:3-6 (to :)
3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit:

"I can do no-thing…
of mine own self.
Thy Loving Grace is my sufficiency - appearing As All-things.
Thank you Father.
Loving you…"

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 29, 2015

"It is the same if we place our faith in people. Scripture tells us, 'Put not your trust in princes,' and 'Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?' If we place our faith in men, women, governments, or organizations, we will reap the sorrows and disappointments that come from having trusted 'man, whose breath is in his nostrils'; whereas, if our complete reliance is on the Infinite Invisible, the governing Spirit, we will find ourselves being governed harmoniously in the outer picture. We must always have trustworthy and reliable men in positions of responsibility, but instead of looking to them for integrity, loyalty, and fidelity, we must look to the Spirit that animates them, and all men, to perform Its functions." ~Joel

Ps 118:8,9
8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Matt 6:10 Thy will
10 …Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

"Because God is Omnipresent. God is the Life, Harmony and Fulfillment of all Being - Individual Being expressed As. As what? Whatever form is necessary to perform His Work on earth as it is in Heaven." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 28, 2015

"For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption' means that if you are placing your hope, faith, and confidence in form or in creation, you are sowing to the flesh; whereas, if you are placing your hope, faith, and reliance on the Spirit, on the Cause, on the Infinite Invisible, you are sowing to the Spirit. If you are under the belief that dollars or investments, crops or real estate, positions or payrolls, constitute supply, you are sowing to the flesh. You are putting your faith in some form of creation, and in sowing in that way you ultimately reap the loss, limitation, or valuelessness of those dollars, or the insecurity of those investments. Sooner or later you find that that in which you placed your reliance does not stand up." ~Joel

I Cor 2:9-14
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them [intellectually], because they are spiritually discerned.

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 27, 2015

"Please understand that you are not being given a teaching of examining your thought to see what error you thought today or yesterday, or ten years ago, and correcting it. On the contrary, this is a teaching in which you acknowledge that material thinking must produce material conditions, but spiritual awareness - abiding in the spiritual Word - and letting the Word 'abide in you,' will produce spiritual fruitage. You can forget all of the past erroneous, even sinful, thinking, and begin afresh at any given point to wipe out the discords and inharmonies due to accepting or having accepted materiality. By turning to the Spirit, you begin at once to reap harmony, health, wholeness, and completeness." ~Joel

Luke 23:33
33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Luke 23:39
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

Luke 23:42,43
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. "Paradise awaits awareness and acceptance. Abide with Me." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 26, 2015

"This is a point of tremendous importance to those of us who are students on the Way. Probably every one of us has, in a measure, believed that some of our inharmonies and discords are due to other people, and right here is where we must bring the law of forgiveness into the picture. The first thing we ask is, 'How can I ever forgive so-and-so for this terrible wrong?' We must forget about forgiving so-and-so, and we must acknowledge that as we have sown, so are we reaping. Instead of blaming another, we must make the acknowledgement, here and now, that some false state of being, some false state of thought or act within our own being, has drawn this experience to us, and had it not come through that particular individual, it most certainly would have come through some other, since the experience had to come to us. We drew it unto ourselves.

In holding someone in condemnation you are sowing to the flesh and you will reap corruption, but in not blaming another you withdraw from that sowing. Now acknowledge that no one on earth, in heaven, or in hell, has the power to restrict, harm, or influence you in any way. Now acknowledge that all power resides within your Soul, and you will again be sowing to the Spirit and you will reap freedom, peace, and harmony." ~Joel

Gal 6:8

8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

"The thoughts of this world are a distraction - look to the Source for your Good." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 25, 2015

"I was thinking of this recently in connection with forgiveness. An occasion arose in which forgiveness was almost out of the question, and regardless of all the unfoldment and understanding that had been given through the writings of The Infinite Way, there seemed to be no way to bring forgiveness into this situation. Then I thought of a certain man who, seemingly through no fault of his own, had suffered a very sad fate. As far as the public was concerned, a great wrong, a great evil, had been committed, of which he was the victim and for which he was not responsible. The thought came to me, 'How do we know what was happening in the consciousness of the individual who was the victim? How do we know what he was attracting to himself? What was going on in his mind to attract such an experience to him?'

That set off a whole train of thought. The Master, who, we believe, knew the entire secret of the relationship existing between God and man, also knew that the way to bring about harmony in man's experience was through understanding the law of God. The Apostle Paul clearly states, 'Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.' That is a strong saying, and a harsh one. If some of the things we have reaped in our experience were actually the reaping of what we ourselves have sown, then we are being called upon for a complete reorganization of our lives, our state of thought, and our state of consciousness. I am sure that very few of us consciously believe that the serious inharmonies and discords that have come into our experience are actually the result of our own sowing. Most of us are more inclined to believe that we are the innocent victims of other people's injustice and unkindness.

Paul, going further, shows us how to improve our sowing, so that our reaping will become more in accord with harmony. 'For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.' At this point we, in The Infinite Way, thoroughly disagree with the metaphysical teaching that specific wrong thinking and specific wrong acts produce specific evils, diseases, or discords in our experience. Paul shows us that because God is Spirit, the laws of God are spiritual. If we have been accepting and entertaining material law as our basis of life, we are sowing to the flesh - to matter, materiality - and we are bound to reap finiteness, limitation, and inharmony." ~Joel

I Cor 2:10-13
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

"Let your personal thoughts and concepts dry up and blow away - and Let God teach you about God." ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 24, 2015

"`The science of electricity is governed by the law of electricity, and one does not set up an electric wiring system without first knowing that law, because any violation of that law will result in someone's being hurt.

How true also is the law which is God. Many, many people are trying to live without bringing their lives into harmony with God's law, and the results are sad indeed. Disregard of the law of God causes suffering from sin, disease, discord, and inharmony. Because of religious teachings which have almost entirely dropped the revelation and unfoldment of God as law, most people actually believe they can live their own lives in the way that they want to live them, as long as they are careful not to violate or to get caught violating legal law. They do not realize that there is a law in operation much greater and more powerful than any law ever written into the statutes of any nation." ~Joel

Rom 8:38,39 (to 4th ,)

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God,

"We can be led to think that our job, business or intellect can bring us security and that our attention to these activities is very important for our future. Or that, maybe we can coast along in this world and just hope for the best. The Truth is, that we must go to God first and Recognize that we cannot, of our own selves, do anything…

God is All Supply, All Law, All Power, All Harmony, All Life, the Infinite Source of all of these and we are Included - never working separately. You can't have God, the All in All - and something else… Can you?" ~Al

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THE DAILY LESSON - September 23, 2015



"Probably the idea that we like best of all to entertain is the idea of God as Love. About four hundred years before the birth of Jesus, Socrates recognized that God's love is known by His law. At some time on our spiritual journey, it becomes necessary to ponder the idea of God as Law, and in so doing we discover that we must give great attention to that idea if we are to bring our lives into harmony, wholeness, and completeness - into oneness, or at-one-ment, with Truth, with Love." ~Joel

James 1:25
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

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