Infinite Way Students of the Ozarks
"The Daily Lesson"
The subject for our current study is the entire book
"The Art of Meditation"
By Joel S Goldsmith
On January 6th, 2018, we began Chapter 18 -"A Circle of Christhood
"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 PDF format for
your further review and study.
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The Daily Lesson - January 16, 2018
"The most that any spiritual teaching or book can accomplish is to lead
the student to the realization that there is a kingdom of God within him and
then inspire him with the desire to achieve it. The most that a spiritual
teacher can do is to open the consciousness of those individuals who look to
him, so that they may attain the realization of the Spirit of the Lord. But one
teacher, as we have seen in the case of Jesus Christ, could not do this for the
entire world - not even for his own disciples, except for the few who were
receptive and responsive. Judas is an example of one who did not respond to the
Christ. Only those with a deep spiritual hunger can be lifted by a spiritual
teacher into the God-experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith
III John 1:4 (KJV)
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Matt 5:6 (KJV)
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they
shall be filled.
"Plenty there be that hunger and thirst after knowledge and things, but
few there be that hunger and thirst after Righteousness [The Kingdom of God].
Those few will find The Way to walk in Truth. We are very Blessed." ~Al
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The Daily Lesson - January 15, 2018
"The time has passed for any one individual to set himself up as the sole
representative of the Spirit of God on earth. Every person must show forth that
same Spirit. If this book can bring to a few the experience of the Spirit of
the Lord, then they, in turn, will be able to go out and help others reach this
same experience. The Saviour is the Spirit of the Lord - not a man or a woman.
The Saviour is the Spirit of the Lord, and the Spirit of the Lord must be
realized by you and by me individually." Joel S Goldsmith
John 16:7 (KJV)
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I [ the
personal sense of me] go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not
come unto you; but if I [personal sense] depart, I [Impersonal Spirit] will
send him unto you.
II Cor 3:16-18 (to .) (KJV)
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
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
"Christ Jesus, in John 16:7, is telling us to not focus on the personal
sense of healer/teacher and what he can do for us in this-world - but to
re-focus on the Impersonal Spirit of The Lord, and be Taught, Supplied and
Comforted by Him. When we Open the Door and Let Him enter, we will be, with
open face beholding, Changed. ('Changed' is also known as: Saved, Enlightened
or His Instrument)." ~Al Denninger
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The Daily Lesson - January 14, 2018
"It is for this reason that I have been asking our students in The
Infinite Way to devote one meditation period each day to God alone - not for
themselves, their families, their business, their patients, or their students,
but for God alone. In other words, we reserve one period for a meditation in
which we go to God with clean hands:
Father, I seek nothing. I come to You in the same spirit in which I would go
to my mother were my mother available, for communion, just for love. You are
the Father and Mother of my being. You are the Source of my life. You are the
Soul of me, the Spirit of me. I have no favors to ask of You. I come to You for
the joy of communion, to feel the assurance of Your hand in mine, the touch of
Your finger on my shoulder - just to be in Thy Presence.
The realized, demonstrated presence of God is the Savior of the world."
~Joel S Goldsmith
Matt 6:31-33 (to ;) (KJV)
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we
drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father
knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
"Father, I can of mine own self do nothing. I surrender
only to Be with You. In Stillness and confidence I rest and take no thought of
I have come to you to Rest back, Watch and Be Present and
Included. I am here to Feel Love Loving and nothing more
To Realize that
I am Included in Omnipresence is my Bliss. I am Satisfied
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The Daily Lesson - January 13, 2018
"Spiritual unfoldment must begin with one - always one. It has to begin in
the consciousness of one person. That consciousness could just as well be
yours; that consciousness could just as well be mine. It all depends upon the
degree in which we come into the realization of the Christ. The realized, risen
Christ, active in one person, becomes a potent force in the entire world. At
any given moment there may be a receptive person in some hospital, in a prison
cell, on a battlefield, in high political office or low, someone anywhere in
the world crying out, 'O God, can you help me? Is there a God to help me?'
Wherever or whenever there is a reaching out to God, there the realized Christ
is, in Its fullness. No one can fully apprehend the widespread effect of the
realized Christ when It is loosed in the world. There is no way of knowing how
many people have had healings - mental, physical, moral, and financial - by the
very act of reaching out to the Unknown, and, thereby, touching this very
Christ, which has been released in meditation by you or by me." ~Joel S
Luke 17:21 (KJV)
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of
God is within you.
TRUTH is within ourselves; it takes no rise
From outward things, whate'er you may believe.
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where truth abides in fullness; and around,
Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,
This perfect, clear perception - which is truth.
A baffling and perverting carnal mesh
Binds it, and makes all error: and, to KNOW,
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.
"It all starts with One individual being Realizing the Christ - the Source
of Truth Within. And then this Realized Truth must be let Loose to Live Its
Life wherever It wants to Be. This is the Way of Infinite Being.
This is what I mean , when I say, 'I Am with you.'" ~Al Denninger
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The Daily Lesson - January 12, 2018
"Every person who has prepared himself for the awakening of the Christ may
become an integral part of this circle of light. It is not, however, an
experience that is possible to every person at this present moment, just as it
is not possible for everyone to earn a degree in engineering or law, without
the required preliminary study. Much as all those who are interested in the
deep things of the Spirit would like to include their friends and families as
their companions along the Way, this is not always practicable. Often the
members of one's own family or others closely related by ties of friendship,
love, or association are the very ones who are the most antagonistic to truth.
They are the rocky or barren soil to which the Master referred. It is not for
anyone to judge or to know who is ready for Soul unfoldment. That is something
between every person and his God. Eventually, every knee must bend, and
ultimately, all will come into their spiritual heritage." ~Joel S
Rom 8:9 (to .) (KJV)
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of
God dwell in you.
Matt 13:3-9 (KJV)
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went
forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and
devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith
they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root,
they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
"Your Good Ground patiently awaits your unshod feet - just as though It
has never left
" ~Al Denninger
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The Daily Lesson - January 11, 2018
"The answer, the solution to all problems, is the realized Christ; let us
call It the Risen Christ. Christ buried in the tomb of the mind will not come
forth and do wonders, but Christ risen in our consciousness, Christ raised up
from the tomb through meditation and communion - that is the miracle worker of
the ages. It may begin with us and express in the improvement of our health,
supply, and environment. Then, as the Christ becomes active in our
consciousness on behalf of those who are receptive to It, It will begin to be
an influence in their experience. Thus, going from one to another, touching a
few here, a few more there, eventually, it will encircle the globe." ~Joel
I Pet 1:22 see,23 (KJV)
see that ye love one another with a pure heart [Realized
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible [Spirit], by
the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
I John 4:11 (KJV)
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
I John 4:12 If,13 (KJV)
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us
of his Spirit.
"This-world consciousness cannot supply, enlighten or expand beyond its
The Realized Gift of Spirit is multiplies Itself forever." ~Al Denninger
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The Daily Lesson - January 10, 2018
"The world has made great strides forward in religious and metaphysical
teachings since those early days of Jesus, Buddha, and Lao-tse, but too much of
this teaching has remained mere speculation in the realm of the intellect.
Somehow, somewhere, a group known by their fruits must come into active
expression, a group who actually live the Christ life. They must keep their
fingers on their lips, not talking truth, not teaching truth, but living truth,
their every act a demonstration of the presence and power of God. As discord or
inharmony flash across their horizon, they will resist the temptation to affirm
truth, and instead, turn to that center where the Christ is enthroned and let
It make the crooked places straight. It, not they, will be the blessing."
~Joel S Goldsmith
Luke 10:1-7 (to .) (KJV)
1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two
and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers
are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth
labourers into his harvest.
3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it
shall turn to you again.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give:
for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
Luke 22:35 (KJV)
35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes,
lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
Gal 5:22,23 (KJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
"An Inspired Consciousness must open out a Way to Bless Its neighbors. And
so then, it must follow, through an activity of Divine Multiplication, that
This Love increases into a Circle of Christhood fulfilling God's Will."
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The Daily Lesson - January 9, 2018
"Despite the diverse forms of religious worship and teaching prevalent
today, men and women of whatever persuasion should be able to unite in this
age-old wisdom of oneness. The teaching of oneness is universal and in no way
interferes with the continued practice of our present manner of worship. In
reality, there is no cleavage between 'your' teaching and 'my' teaching. There
is one Spirit and that Spirit is God, permeating human consciousness wherever
human consciousness is receptive. This Spirit of God works through me for your
blessing and through you for my blessing, since we are one in Christ
Jesus." ~Joel S Goldsmith
I Cor 6:17 (KJV)
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Rom 12:5 (KJV)
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of
"A Receptive circle of Christhood is an activity of Spirit that is perfect
and complete, but there is also room for an Infinite number of Individual
Expressions gathered together in Oneness. Where the Spirit of the Lord is
Active, there is Liberty. Let us Love without ceasing
" ~Al Denninger
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The Daily Lesson - January 8, 2018
"Today the wisdom of all ages is again coming to light in human
consciousness: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.' This teaching of
oneness is the ancient secret of the mystics revealed throughout all time by
every one of the great spiritual lights of the world. Every great religious
teacher has caught this vision of oneness. This it is which enables us to unite
in that selfsame realization that if I am in the Father, and the Father is in
me, then, you are in me, and I am in you; and we are all one in the Father,
united in one consciousness." ~Joel S Goldsmith
John 14:10,11 (to :) (KJV)
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words
that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in
me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:
John 15:4,5 (KJV)
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except
it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
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.
"Abide in Me,
and I in Thee.
And we shall be,
in Oneness -
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The Daily Lesson - January 7, 2018
"Always there have been isolated individuals who have achieved Christhood
by grace, but at no period in the history of the world has it been either
realized or maintained by a group. No one has been able to impart it to a
group, because up to this moment no effective way of transmitting the
Christ-consciousness to large numbers has been found - at least none that has
been effective. It was imparted by Jesus to the twelve disciples, and out of
the twelve only three or four were able to maintain it. It was taught to
several students by Buddha, but only two of them understood it, and of
Lao-tse's disciples, only one was able to carry on." ~Joel S Goldsmith
Phil 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
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;
"Don't take this the wrong way
Neither I nor any other individual
can transmit the Christ. But we can communicate a Message of Love, Peace,
Healing and Instruction to those asking, with Ears to Hear. Christ does the
Work of Opening out a Way for Spiritual Realization to each One when they are
Ready. There is no limit to what the Christ can do - it is beyond words and
thoughts, and will always continue to be so.
You see, more and more people have access to God's message Appearing As every
single day. Today it is possible to view any digital library of Scripture,
anywhere in the world, and share it with hundreds of disciples in a heartbeat -
and it can be digitally translated into most of the world's languages on the
fly. I'd say that is a big change from 60 years ago when Joel wrote this
message. What do you think will be possible in another 60 years? You see, it is
beyond current thought right now, but it won't be then. We have the great gift
of being able to Watch an 'age of Access for all' expand exponentially in our
lifetime. I'd say that this is an activity of 'greater Works'
will be greater Works to come, always
We have only just begun to bring Peace to the world. We must carry on."
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The Daily Lesson - January 6, 2018
A CIRCLE OF CHRISTHOOD
Is it reasonable to expect that there can be a whole group of people in modern
times so dedicated to the Christ-life that they will live by actual spiritual
contact? Is it conceivable that a body of students or earnest aspirants on the
spiritual path will evolve, who will seriously accept the hypothesis that they,
of themselves, are nothing, but that God is all? Is it within the range of
possibility that a group of people will appear on this earth, who have arrived
at that point of realization where life is lived by the Spirit? Such a group
would establish a pattern for the whole world." ~Joel S Goldsmith
Matt 18:20 (KJV)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the
midst of them.
"Are we such a group? Everyone led here was led by the Spirit, an
unexplainable beyond-words-and-thoughts impulse, to seek and Practice. By Grace
alone this group has encircled the Globe - it was certainly through no
promotion on my part. I just cast My Bread upon the waters every day, with no
agenda in mind but to Be Love Loving. I have shared and poured what I have in
My House and you have Come, with Ears to Hear.
So now, dear friends, we have a lot more Practicing and Sharing and Pouring to
do, so let's get on with it!
I am willing, are you?" ~Al Denninger
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