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"The Daily Lesson"

The subject for our current study is the entire book
"A Parenthesis in Eternity
By Joel S Goldsmith

On September 14, 2018, we began Chapter 6 "God, the Consciousnes of the Individual"

"The Daily Lesson" is a progression of excerpts from tapes recorded by Joel, or from his books or writings.
It appears here and in email format each day,
together with the addition of corroborating scripture
and inspired comments by the Practitioner and Teacher ~ Al Denninger,
to take into meditation and live with throughout your day.

Students note: There are words that are capitalized throughout my 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.

At the conclusion of each chapter the "Daily's" are compiled and posted to the
IWSO Archives in a printable PDF format for your further review and study.



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The Daily Lesson - September 24, 2018

"If you mount up to heaven, you take your consciousness with you; if you make your bed in hell, it is with you; and no matter what problems or troubles arise, turning to your consciousness can bring release. The deepest kind of a prayer might be a smile to yourself as you think back on the animals that grow heavy fur in anticipation of a hard winter and of the birds flying north and south in due season: 'If their consciousness can provide in advance for a cold winter, my consciousness can provide for an eternity. If the birds have a consciousness that leads them north and south, I also have a consciousness that leads me north, south, east, or west, and that fills my storehouses and barns, with twelve baskets full left over.'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 139:7 (KJV)
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

Matt 6:26 (KJV)
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.

II Cor 12:9 (KJV)
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:

Rest back and Trust the Consciousness of Christ to Lead you to today's manna and leave you with a Knowing Smile of deep gratitude… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 23, 2018

"From the moment of birth, however, you were taught to look to others for what you needed; you were warned about the devil over here, and the God up in heaven over there, and you began to be separated from your consciousness. Soon you were so completely divorced from your consciousness that you went through life without ever drawing on it. Then you began blaming those who did not give you what you wanted or needed, when all the time your very own consciousness was the source, the substance, and the activity of your every experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 4:7-13 (KJV)
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat. )
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

If you were aware the Gift of God would you continue to struggle in the flesh for needs of the flesh?

Could it be that we have been so distracted by the thoughts of this-world that we don't believe the Truth when it is freely Given to us?

The Truth is that we have been Given an infinite abundance of Living Water [The Life of God] within, we just need to draw it to the surface. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 22, 2018

"'Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. . . . It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.' Who is this Father? It is not any Father within your body: it is your very own consciousness. Your consciousness knows what things you have need of; it provided you with your body, and exactly the form of body you need for your present experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Luke 12:31,32 (KJV)
31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Nothing is left out of Omnipresence. Not even you… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 21, 2018

Do you realize that a human body cannot stand by itself? Remove consciousness from the body, and it collapses and falls down. Only the omnipresence of your consciousness can make your body stand upright. And what about your digestive organs? Can they digest or assimilate food? Can you not see that if consciousness were not functioning in your body, the stomach and digestive organs would be just so much dead matter, without the power to move? What then causes the operation of the organs and functions of the body? Is it a God up in the sky, or is it the same consciousness that grows fur for the animals and governs the birds in their flight--consciousness, their consciousness, your consciousness?

This consciousness is all-knowing, and it molds your body in conformity with its needs. For those people who have lived for generations in tropical and subtropical climates, it has developed in them a deeper, darker skin pigmentation, probably as a protection against the intense heat of the sun; whereas for those living in the temperate zones, such protection is not necessary and, therefore, the color of the skin of the people living there is usually lighter. Here again consciousness has formed itself in consonance with where it is expressing itself. It is not an unknown God doing this: it is the consciousness of the individual meeting his every need." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Zech 4:6 Not (KJV)
6 …Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 42:5 (KJV)
5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Job 33:4 (KJV)
4 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

I of mine own power, can do nothing - the Spirit within doeth the Work. The Spirit within provides everything necessary for the Presence of Harmony. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 20, 2018

"Only when we have discerned that God, the Infinite Invisible, functions as our individual consciousness can we understand the true meaning of the scriptural passages: "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee . . . . Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." What can be with us throughout all time except our consciousness? The Master called this consciousness "the Father within," and he said, "I and my Father are one." Certainly, we and our consciousness are one! How can we be separate or apart from our consciousness?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Luke 17:21 (KJV)
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

I am included in The Kingdom of God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 19, 2018

"If once we perceive that God is our individual consciousness and understand how this consciousness leads us in the way that we must go, then for the first time we can honestly say, "Oh, how love I the Lord, my God! Oh, how I love this God of creation." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 23:3 he (KJV)
3 …he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Isa 32:17 (KJV)
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

Phil 4:7 (KJV)
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I can of mine own self, do nothing Father. Sit here alone, silently and secretly, opening an avenue of Awareness until I Feel assured of Your Presence as It Leads me on my Path. I won't take a step until I Know the door is open and the Way is clear… I Know You are with me Father, wherever I go. My Soul Soars, My Love Flows and My heart rejoices … Thou art With Me - and I with Thee…. Emanuel… And all that is left is a Smile. ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - September 18, 2018

"Does this not explain and give meaning to the scriptural passage, "I can of mine own self do nothing. . . . The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." There is something about us greater than what we appear to be. Eventually, we will discover that that something is our consciousness. It is with us up in an airplane; it is with us in a submarine; it is with us on the ocean; it is with us on the earth. Whither can we flee from our consciousness? If we make our bed in hell, our consciousness is there to lift us out of it." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 139:7-13 (to :) (KJV)
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins:

You are Included in God's Omnipresence. Be still and Know that you are Home… ~Al Denninger

Luke 15:31 (KJV)
31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

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The Daily Lesson - September 17, 2018

"Every bird has a consciousness. Does a bird know east, west, north, or south? Yet the birds fly north in season and south in season, and they are not supplied with maps. Only we need those when we travel, not the birds. They know whither they are going, and why, and when. What is there about a bird that knows this? Is it its brain, heart, feet, or wings, or is it the bird-consciousness that carries the bird north and south? Is there not a consciousness that acts without conscious volition?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Zech 4:6 Not (KJV)
6 …Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Ps 119:105 (KJV)
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

The bird does not complicate life with its own thoughts of distractions - it just goes and does where and what it Knows it is supposed to. Each beat of its wings are loyal Inspiration Guided from Within. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 16, 2018

"A few years ago, a very severe winter was forecast for the Eastern and Middle Western parts of the United States, a prediction based on the fact that the animals were growing much thicker fur than usual, and that they were also storing up more than the customary amount of food for their use during the coming winter. But can an animal decide how much fur it is going to grow? Does an animal know that it is growing fur any more than we know that we are growing hair? Then, what is the underlying cause of the growth of fur on an animal, and why does the fur grow thicker in some years and thinner in others? What causes an animal to store up more food one year than another?

Very recently, another prediction was made to the effect that the forthcoming winter would be extremely mild because practically no fat was being found on the meat of the bears and the deer. Do these animals know whether or not they are producing fat?

To those on the spiritual path, the answer is obvious: every animal has a consciousness, and that animal's consciousness determines the thickness of its fur, the accumulation of fat, and the amount of food that it will store. It even provides coloring that blends in with its native habitat as a protection." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 6:28 (KJV)
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Matt 6:25 (KJV)
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Matt 6:8 (KJV)
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

All of God's Universe is Included in the Omniscience that Created it and the Infinite Splendor that maintains and guides it. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 15, 2018

"Everything that is visible first had to have an invisible Something to send it into form, and that invisible Something is Consciousness which sends Itself into expression as a seed and all that comes forth from the seed. Were it not for Consciousness, there would be nothing expressed as form. Regardless of how beautiful a thing may seem to be, how wonderful or how abundant, we must look behind it and realize that it could not exist but for the Consciousness that formed it." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 100:3 (KJV)
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

John 5:30 (to :) (KJV)
30 I can of mine own self do nothing:

John 14:10 but (KJV)
10 …but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

God Consciousness is the Infinite Invisible Source - that is Cause - the effect is visible form. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 14, 2018

CHAPTER VI

GOD, THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

"Many persons think that they understand the mystery of life because they can trace the growth and development of themselves and their children from a tiny seed at the time of conception to birth, and then from birth to full maturity. But that is not the mystery of life: that is the effect of the mystery of life. The mystery lies in what produced the seed and in what brought this seed into expression. No matter how scientists may theorize as to the origin of life, eventually they arrive at a point that defies explanation because beyond the appearance of everything visible is an Infinitude, a Something that we call Consciousness or Life, and this Infinity is expressing Itself as all form, as the world and everything in it." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Cor 2:9,10 (KJV)
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.

I Cor 2:7 (KJV)
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Gen 1:27 (to ;) (KJV)
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;

Life is Immaculate in the eyes of God. ~Al Denninger

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