Some words from Joel that guide this group:
the only way that the message of The
Infinite Way can be kept pure is for every individual to be responsible to
himself or herself in God, and to be sure that their authority reaches nowhere
at all outside of their own being.
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Be assured that if I made any rule that would in any wise stop the
progress of any one of our teachers, that teacher would go right on developing,
if not inside The Infinite Way, then outside it, because no one can control
consciousness. No one can make rules for consciousness. An individual will
break out of any rule the moment his consciousness it prepared for
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there must never be an Infinite Way organization, because the
moment there is, there is either an individual, or a board of trustees, or a
board of directors, and then they become the deciding factor as to where you
shall live, and when, and what you shall do.
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"There is a tremendous power in the consciousness of any individual who so
attains this inner union as to receive these impartations of scriptural
promises. And by bringing ourselves to those who have attained some measure of
that, we partake in a measure of their Grace. 'I if I be lifted up shall draw
all men' unto that same level of consciousness. We benefit by each other's
realized Grace. Whatever degree of Grace you and I attain, we share with each
other and find it multiplied among ourselves.
'Where two or more are gathered together' in the same consciousness there is
this power felt on even a greater degree. And that's why it is that so much
must be kept out of our consciousness of the world's loves and hates, of the
world's fears and doubts in order that as we come together, this inflow of the
Spirit can find Itself multiplied on earth. Then not only are we, individually
and collectively, a blessing to all around us but to all those in far places
who in some way or other have been led to reach and touch our consciousness.
Never think for a moment that these people find our consciousness by any human
means. They don't. They are spiritually directed from within, and they reach
out all over the world just as we reach out all over the world to those who
have illumination, and we find ourselves one with God once again. "
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"Now, it is for this reason that whatever of truth is revealed to us is
something that we must work with within ourselves up to the point of
realization; in other words, not try to share it, not try to heal somebody with
it, not try to teach somebody it, except what we do silently. Rather, work with
it within your own consciousness until you have achieved a measure of that
light or experience, and then from there on, you will be directed how, when,
and where, and under what circumstances to share, to impart, to reveal. And
ultimately you will have a part in God's unfoldment to human consciousness and
you will play that part as practitioner, as healer, as teacher or lecturer or
writer - in whatever way God chooses."