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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 August 1st, 2018, we began Chapter 5 "Sowing and Reaping"

"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 - August 19, 2018

"This carries us a step further to where we can realize that it is not God who is giving us our blessings, and it is not God who is visiting upon us our evils: it is we ourselves, and not necessarily because we are doing evil consciously. Often we bring more trouble upon ourselves through our ignorance of this principle than by any evil that we do. Even humanly speaking, there are very few really evil people in the world- very few. Perhaps ninety-nine per cent or more of all the evil in the world is committed through an ignorance of truth, and even the evil for which we ourselves are or have been responsible has not been so much because of an evil nature as because of an ignorance of spiritual truth. Had we been taught the principle of sowing and reaping early enough, our lives would unquestionably have been different. But it is not too late! Our lives will be different the moment we consciously accept the fact that there is but one Self, and that what we are doing to another we are doing unto ourselves." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Eph 4:17-18 (KJV)
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Prov 11:17-19 (KJV)
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

I Pet 2:15 (KJV)
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

God will not demand us out of the darkness of ignorance - but Love will Lead us step by step every time we show a little interest in being Led. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 18, 2018

"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. This begins to set us free from any capacity to do evil, even though for awhile it is not easy to become completely free of this temptation. 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. Each one of us is a law into himself." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 25:40 Verily (KJV)
40 …Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matt 19:17 (to :) (KJV)
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God:

II Cor 3:18 (to .) (KJV)
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Zech 2:10 for (KJV)
10 …for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.

There is no such thing as God and - only God manifest As - Individually Expressed in each of us." ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 17, 2018

"We may not demonstrate this in its completeness because the world's mesmerism still touches every individual, and as long as we are on earth we will have some problems to meet. Yet, it is possible to be free of eighty or ninety per cent of our problems if we realize that God constitutes individual Selfhood : my Selfhood, your Selfhood, and the Selfhood even of those with whom we do not agree, of those who may be said to be our enemies, or our nation's or mankind's enemies." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 8:23 (KJV)
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

Our Work and practice is to learn to not be persuaded by any distractions that picture our selves appearing in this-world. Our True Self, and the Selfhood of those around us, is as Individual Expressions of God, appearing as Harmony.

We will be Free and will Liberate those around us, every moment we Realize this... ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 16, 2018

"In any given moment we can begin to prove this if we set aside a daily period in which to realize that God is our Self, that Spirit is the life and essence of our being, and that no evil can come nigh our dwelling place because God is our dwelling place. To know that there is but one Selfhood and that that One is God is to set ourselves free." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Sam 22:2-4 (to :) (KJV)
2 And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
4 I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised:

Ps 91:1 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Call upon the Lord daily, and in so doing, open an Avenue of Awareness to Dwell in His Presence. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 15, 2018

"In another century, or less time than that, this may not be true. 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. No one then will be able to do evil because if he does, it will strike right back at him. It will never touch those toward whom it is aimed because they will know that no weapon that is formed against them will prosper. In the conscious realization of their divinity, evil cannot operate in their experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 14:12 (to 2nd ;) (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;

Isa 54:17 (KJV)
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

II Sam 22:33 (KJV)
33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

We shall all be taught of God. This teaching is ongoing, and as generations of disciples are Lifted, so will God Consciousness continue dissolving this-worlds empowerment of judgement, punishment and reward. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 14, 2018

"Because of this oneness, then, what we do to another, we are actually doing to ourselves. If we do good to another, we set in motion the law which returns that good unto us: we are casting good bread on the water, and it is good bread that returns to us- but always because it is an activity of the Self. Whatever of evil we set in motion, even though it may temporarily harm someone, the greatest harm eventually is the harm done to us because it is we who have set in motion the evil.

As long as the world is in ignorance of truth, it may be possible for a person to do evil and bring harm to others temporarily, and probably even postpone the harm that returns to and befalls him. The evil that we do may not return to us today or tomorrow, a year or even five years from now, and often by the time it does return, we have forgotten the event that set it in motion. But the law never forgets: the law is inexorable." ~Joel S Goldsmith

If we live in the laws of this-world [in the ignorance of Truth] , we can get caught up in its concepts of good and bad - reward and loss - action and reaction… We can't get away from it. The more we try, the more we are plugged into it.

Gal 6:7 for,8 (KJV)
7 … for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
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.

Karma or the idea of cause and effect having power over us begins when we stray from Divine Law. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 13, 2018

"In this whole world there is only one Self, and that which constitutes my Self constitutes your Self and the Self of every person, in spite of the fact that each one expresses his identity in an individual way. There may be a thousand oranges on an orange tree, but there is only one Life. So, too, there are millions of people on earth, but there is only one Life, there is only one Self on earth, and that One is God, Spirit: your Self and my Self." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Cor 8:6 (to :) (KJV)
6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;

John 15:5 (KJV)
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

The Life of God is Omnipresence - individually Expressed As. The Source of the I that I am, and the You that You are, is one and the same. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 12, 2018

"We could not give away even a nickel without our Self knowing it and reflecting it back into our experience immediately. On the other hand, we could not take five cents from anyone without our Self knowing it and immediately beginning to make restitution through the operation of karmic law, because there is a law of as-ye-sow-so-shall-ye-reap that eventually makes us pay for our wrongdoing, and rewards us for our good deeds. It is not God doing it: it is the law that operates within us. That which the Son does, the Father is aware of, because the Father and the Son are one." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Job 4:8 (KJV)
8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

John 10:30 (KJV)
30 I and my Father are one.

Our experience in this-world is in direct proportion to our activity of integrity. Our Spiritual Integrity [Purity] is God's. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 11, 2018

"If we close our eyes so that we are in darkness and then think, 'I seem to be in here all alone, and nobody but me is going to know about anything I think or do,' we soon discover that right there with us is our Self. There is not a thing that we can think or do that is not known to our Self, nor that our Self does not return to us. It is as simple as that! We may think that our motives and deeds are hidden, but the 'Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.' The divine Law that sees in secret rewards openly." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 139:1-3
1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

Matt 6:4-6 (KJV)
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Our conscience yields in the Presence of God Consciousness. And so it is, we practice Letting the Father Lead us to our reward… What is our reward? To be Aware of our being Included in Omniscience. You see? The Father Knoweth what we have need of and He Loves us. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 10, 2018

"There is only one Selfhood; there is only one Being; and everything that I do to you, I do to my Self; and everything that I do to my enemies, I do to my Self. That is why it is important for me to take time out every day to forgive all those who have aught against me, to forgive any enemy of my nation, my race, or my religion- not because I am a good man, but because I am wise: I am forgiving my Self. There is only one Self; there is only one divine Being, and anything that I do to harm your life has its reaction on mine. Anything that I do to another must return to me. I may think that it is hidden, but it is not hidden in the one place where ultimately the score is settled, and that is within me." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Corinthians 10:17 (KJV)
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

Luke 6:31 (KJV)
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:37 forgive,38 (to 4th ,)
37 …forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together,

Forgiving is really giving our Love to God, the Source all Loving and Giving. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 9, 2018

"I am you, and what I do to you I do to myself, whether for good or for evil. 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. It is as if I took money out of my right-hand pocket and put it into my left-hand pocket. Regardless of where I send my dollar- or my love- it ends up in my own pocket. When we know that, it changes our whole concept of giving and sharing from one of division to one of multiplication." ~Joel S Goldsmith

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

Ownership and limitation are concepts of this-world. The nature of God is Infinite Love and Abundance. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 8, 2018

But because there is only one Self, that which we do to another we are really doing unto ourselves. (See "Love Thy Neighbor," in the author's Practicing the Presence. New York: Harper & Row, 1958; London: L. N. Fowler and Co. Ltd., 1956) ~Joel S Goldsmith

(You may also review our study, back in January 2015, of chapter "Love Thy Neighbor" at:
www.iwso.org/archives.htm )

Eph 4:4-6 (KJV)
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Rom 12:5 (KJV)
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

When we are Resting in the Awareness of our Source, there is none else.
We are all Included in the Omnipresence of God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 7, 2018

Whatever law we set in operation today will return to us tomorrow, next year, ten or a thousand years from now. In other words, we are creating our tomorrows today, even unto the next century, and the next and the next. This has nothing to do with God: this has to do with you; it has to do with me; it has to do with our individual selfhood." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Gal 6:7 for (KJV)
7 …for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Living in and focusing on this-world is subject only to judgment and reward within the boundaries of this-world. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 6, 2018

"On the other hand, we can do as much evil as we feel inclined to do, and even though it be completely secret and no one ever learns about it, that same law will react upon us, and eventually we will be punished." Joel S Goldsmith

Mark 4:19 (KJV)
19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Every moment we are distracted from the Truth is wasted. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 5, 2018

"If all our charity, benevolence, and philanthropy were done anonymously, if any and every bit of good we do were done without letting a single soul on earth know that we were the instruments for it, our reward would be tremendous. There is no God in heaven looking down, patting us on the back, and saying, 'Oh, my dear son, that is so wonderful of you. I will reward you.' No, nobody need know anything about what we have done: the law itself, the law that we have set in motion, knows and will operate to reward us openly." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 6:3-5 (KJV)
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Mark 4:22 (KJV)
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

Rom 12:2 (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

In the moment The Spirit Dwells in us we become His Instrument. Our Love is no longer personal - but unconditional - and Present on earth as it is in Heaven. In that moment, all that The Father hath is thine, and all that thy hath is theirs….

And all that is left is a satisfied Smile. Who are you going to tell? ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 4, 2018

"One of the first steps for anyone on the spiritual path is to learn that on the human level of life there is such a thing as karmic law, the law of as-ye-sow-so-shall-ye-reap, a law that we set in motion, individually and collectively. Every thought we think and every act we perform set in motion a law of action and reaction. If we sow to the flesh, we reap corruption. The law within us knows what we are doing, and it rewards us accordingly. Scripture credits God with that, but it is not really God: it is karmic law." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Gal 6:8 (KJV)
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.

Matt 6:24 (KJV)
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Taking thought, any thought, for this-world gives it power over you. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 3, 2018

"If we could but see this world without people, we might better be able to understand that it is a perfect creation of God, functioning harmoniously and operating continuously. Whatever problems arise, arise not from the world as such but from man himself. Acknowledging, then, that God is the creator of this universe, the maintainer and sustainer of it, and that God governs this universe perfectly, without any help, advice, or urging from man, we stop holding God responsible for our ills and turn within and ask ourselves, 'What about error? What about evil? Whence come these, and how can we rid ourselves of them?' ~Joel S Goldsmith

Gen 1:31(to .) (KJV)
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

Hab 1:12 (to ?), 13 (to :) (KJV)
12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One?

13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:

I Cor 2:16 (to ?) (KJV)
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?

I Cor 2:14 (KJV)
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, because they are spiritually discerned.

Any appearance of a lack of Harmony is not of God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 2, 2018

"The sun, the moon, and the stars were certainly not given by God to the people of the earth as a reward for anything, nor were the silver and the gold, the platinum and the diamonds, the rubies and the sapphires in the bowels of the earth, nor the pearls and the immeasurable riches in the sea. All these are but the natural order of creation appearing in wondrous ways, but never given as a reward from God, nor withheld as a punishment. The real nature of God is to express Himself, to express His qualities, character, and nature as a harmonious universe." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 147:5 (KJV)
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

I John 4:8 God is (KJV)
8 …God is love.

Rom 8:38-39 (KJV)
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, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The nature of God is: Always Knowing, Always Loving and Always With… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 1, 2018

CHAPTER V

SOWING AND REAPING

"Most people of the world believe that the evils they experience have come upon them because of their sins of omission or commission. Essentially this is true. But because they also believe that God has inflicted these evils upon them as a punishment, they have been cheated of the opportunity of avoiding them in the future. As long as they believe that God, for any reason whatsoever, would sink a ship, let an airplane fall, or permit children or adults to be mangled, lost, 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." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Gal 6:8 (KJV)
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.

Job 34:10 (KJV)
10 Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

And so, we have a re-occurring choice to make:
A life of coasting along in this-world of opposites - with good moments and bad ones - but either way the moments will always be limited and temporary.
or…
A Spiritual Way of Living - Abiding in an Awareness of Infinite Good. ~Al Denninger
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