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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 - October 16, 2018

"Living thus with the Invisible produces a miracle-change in our life. We train ourselves not to eat or drink at any time without consciously pausing for a second to realize that whatever it is that we are going to eat or drink comes out of the Invisible. God appearing as our individual consciousness is its source. Always, we turn our thought to God as the invisible Source, and then watch how in a few days or weeks things begin to take place in our life that never happened before." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Kings 8:56-58 (to 2nd ,) (KJV)
56 Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
57 The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways,

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

Ex 33:14 (KJV)

14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

To Be:

Be Focused.

Be Grateful.

Be Blessed.

Be…
~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 15, 2018

"We are Life- Consciousness. We are not that which is visible: we are invisible Being appearing as form, but neither that form nor that personality is our real being. Our being is Consciousness individualized, the great infinite Consciousness which is manifesting Itself as so many forms and varieties of beauty and harmony." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 3:6-8 (KJV)
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again [come to Realize].
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Flesh, of its own self can do nothing - The Spirit within doeth the Work. ~Al Denninger

I Corinthians 2:16 But (KJV)
16 …But we have the mind of Christ.

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The Daily Lesson - October 14, 2018

"Life cannot be seen with the physical eyes. Life Itself is invisible: we see only the forms which Life assumes. Life pushes Itself into expression as beautiful flowers and leaves, but we know that in time they all drop away. The Life does not--just the leaf or the flower does. The Life goes on forever and ever, always appearing as new forms." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 4:18 (KJV)
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

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

The Life of God is Infinitely Expressed As... The Life of Man cannot be seen because It is Created in the Image of the Infinite Invisible. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 13, 2018

"That does not mean that we can grasp form and hold on to it. Just as we cannot keep a child a six-year-old forever, so we cannot perpetuate our own form on this earth. We all outgrow our bodies: our infant bodies, childhood bodies, adolescent bodies. Life is a continuous process of outgrowing and outgrowing." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 6:45 (to .) (KJV)

45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.

I Corintians 13:11,12 (KJV)
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

John 3:30 (KJV)
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

We must be Led step by step by God. I am [God Is] a lamp unto thy feet, not a mile down the road. But first we must surrender, step by step, all of this-worlds thoughts, teachings and knowledge before we can even start to listen, much less Experience Oneness Face to Face. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 12, 2018

"We cannot be other than we are at any given moment, any more than a sunflower can be an orchid, or a blade of grass a rose. And if a sunflower or a blade of grass should struggle to be something other than it is- if it could--it would destroy itself. Many students on the mystical path continually berate themselves because they are not more spiritual and they want to know how to become more spiritual. They cannot be! If only each one of us could relax and realize, 'I am what I am, and I cannot be other than I am. That which created Itself as this form perpetuates it unto eternity.'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

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.

We, of our own selves, cannot be spiritual, because only God is Spiritual. But we are Included in His Spirit. Do you see the difference? There is no expression separate from God - only "I" manifest As every individual expression of God - each established and traveling on their own path onward and upward. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 11, 2018

"When we realize that we are God-consciousness expressing Itself as individual form and variety, we do not feel so great a responsibility to perpetuate our little selves, or even to be overconcerned about our creature comforts. The Consciousness that existed before this particular individual experience had individual form is responsible for maintaining and sustaining Itself as us, as our business, profession, ability and as our integrity. The government is upon Its shoulders: the responsibility for living is not ours. Our only responsibility is to live up to our present highest sense of right." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 8:54 (to ;) (KJV)
54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me;
John 8:58 (KJV)
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

John 14:10 (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.

Look not unto thine own self, look unto The Father. I am Included in The Father's kingdom and all that The Father hath is mine - always was, always will Be. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 10, 2018

"Let us begin with the realization that we are not form: we are consciousness, and by our devotion to meditation, we bring forth a greater degree and deeper awareness of God-consciousness. Consciousness forever expresses Itself as individual forms of intelligence. Whether it takes the form of a musician composing an oratorio, a poet writing an epic poem, an artist giving a Mona Lisa to the world, a sculptor carving out a David, or an engineer designing a bridge, it is the one Intelligence that thrusts Itself out into life as form, as multitudinous expressions of Its own infinite gifts." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

I am Included in the Omnipresence of God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 9, 2018

"The kingdom of God is within our consciousness, and when we turn within in meditation to this infinite Consciousness to let It flow, we will show forth more of the Infinity which we are and always have been, and next year a greater degree, and the year after, a still greater degree. In other words, we are expressing as much of infinite Consciousness as we can at the moment comprehend." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 6:6 (KJV)
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.

I Pet 2:2-4 (KJV)
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

I Pet 2:9,10 (to :) (KJV)
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:

Our Horizon widens as we learn to leave behind the distractions of this world and Love God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 8, 2018

"The issues of life are invisible in Consciousness, and as a greater understanding of this truth is gained Consciousness will then come forth in greater measure in our experience. We are that infinite Consciousness, but we are not showing forth that Infinity at this stage of our experience. We are showing forth only the degree of Consciousness which we can realize at this moment, but because we are evolving states of consciousness, that should be a far greater degree than it was twenty or thirty years ago. In fact, one of the purposes of living on this plane is to provide our individual consciousness with the opportunity of evolving, evolving through and as us, as we open ourselves to Infinity." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 3:16-18 (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 liberty.
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.

Our Altitude of Harmony is in direct proportion to our degree of Awareness of Spirit in the moment. With practice we are Lifted step by step, above the mist. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 7, 2018

"If there were not an invisible Consciousness forcing Itself into expression as form, there could not be a tree or even a leaf on a tree. But the one Life is expressing Itself in infinite form as hundreds of different species of trees, plants, flowers, grasses, and leaves. Life must be pushing Itself into expression as these forms, but must not Life have been present before Its forms were able to come into being or manifestation?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalm 90:2 (KJV)
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Gen 1:11,12 (KJV)
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Everpresent is a big place - Rest now, and Know that you are forever Included. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 6, 2018

"Success in this search is possible only when it is understood that Consciousness is the substance of all form and the activity, not only of all life, but even of the body, this very body with which we walk and eat and sleep." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV)
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 3:4 (KJV)
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

The Consciousness of God is the Creative Principal behind all Good. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 5, 2018

"Down through the years there have always been a few men who have realized that the goal of life could be achieved if only they could find God, but for the most part they have thought of God as something separate and apart from themselves and they, therefore, have gone out searching for Him where He cannot be found. ~Joel S Goldsmith

So then, where do we look for God as humans? We tend to look everywhere but where He's Present. ~Al Denninger

John 14:1-10 (KJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
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.

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

Acts 7:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Matt 7:14 (KJV)
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Ok now, where do we Look for God in Spirit?
Don't have to look. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 4, 2018

"To know Him aright is life eternal, but we do not know God aright until we know Him as the infinite, divine Consciousness that formed the sun, the moon, the stars, and the planets, that informs, governs, supports, sustains, leads, and directs us to our ultimate destiny, which is the realization of our true identity as that Consciousness. I do not think we could be brought any closer to God without bumping into Him." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Mark 10:17,18 (KJV)
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Luke 10:25-27 (KJV)
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.

Proverbs 3:6 (KJV)
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Jesus clearly said in Mark 10:18, not to look in the faces of this-world for The Spirit of God. Acknowledge Him is all Your Ways and Look within, where he told you It was… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 3, 2018

"The captain of a ship has to go through storms, but as he abides by the principles of seamanship, he will sail out through the storm. No storm can last forever. So with us. There are storms in this human life- some of our own- but often we take on the storms of our families or of our students who are unable to find their peace. Every teacher must accept the burdens of his students and patients. He cannot avoid it. He has to sit up nights sometimes; he may have to go weeks and weeks with problems of this one, that one, or the other. He is always taking on the burdens of those whom he is trying to lift across the wilderness, but that also makes life interesting, because there, too, no matter how severe the storms, no matter how difficult or deep, he proves for himself and for others that the way out is to know God aright." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalm 23:4 (KJV)
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me

I Peter 5:2 (to ,) (KJV)
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you,

Titus 1:13-15 (to :)
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure:

Where the Spirit of the Lord is Realized, there is an Altitude of Awareness that Lifts us over the pitfalls without us even noticing them. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 2, 2018

"He had been seeking God in practices, exercises, diets, and fasting, and God is not to be found in any of these. God is to be found only within. It is not easy to shut out the world and enter the inner sanctuary of your being, but if you have to do this and stay away from the world for a year, or seven years, it is worth it because when you find God you will find life eternal. Then you will never die. You may pass from view, but you will never die, nor will you ever again be anxious; and no matter what the human appearance or circumstance may be- wars, persecutions, disasters- you will still keep going on, knowing that this is the mesmerism of the outer senses. God does not desert you, and if you will just stand still, the storm will pass, and you will be out in the clear again." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 6:16-18 (KJV)
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Luke 17:21 behold (KJV)
21 …behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

II Chronicles 20:17 (to 3rd ,)
17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you,

John 14:27 (to .) (KJV)
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

When Jesus said, "the Kingdom of God is within you," he didn't mean a little of the Kingdom shows up every now and then - or that the Kingdom is somewhere in some small invisible part of you. He meant that the entire Kingdom is within the entire You. There isn't any room for anything else. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - October 1, 2018

"In my mind's eye I can see Gautama before he became the Buddha. I can see him walking through all those forests in India, going from teacher to teacher, and being told that if he would sit in the lotus position, stand on his head, lie down on a bed of nails, abstain from eating meat, or cease praying to God for anything, he would surely find God. The poor man is bewildered: he is honest; he is sincere. He does it all, but he does not find God. Then when he decides to eat and be comfortable, he sits down under the Bodhi tree and there, alone with God, he meets Him face to face and receives his illumination." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 6:7,8 (KJV)
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

The religions of this-world all have their little, "supposed-to's". To be accepted, members are supposed to participate in physical rituals like: put your hat on, take your hat off, wear a special bonnet, certain color scarf or turban, sit a particular pose, repeat specific words over and over, take no medicine, drink no coffee, wear a certain symbol, build an alter or use particular paraphernalia for worship or ritual… You see? These are all the vain repetitions Jesus was specifically telling us not to do. Why? Because, there is no power in this-world to appease, period.

There is no santa-clause god to keep track of you and reward you when you follow the rules and punish you if you don't. These rules are literally breaking not one, but two of Moses' commandments: "having other gods before Me" and "making unto thee graven images". You see? These activities are exactly the opposite of Jesus' Teaching. Jesus taught: I will take thee into paradise this very night, without condition. ~Al Denninger

Matt 6:6 (KJV)
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. [As Love Loving]

Psalm 25:4,5 (KJV)
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

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The Daily Lesson - September 30, 2018

"Is God the consciousness of the animals, birds, and bees, and not of us? Does God clothe the flowers in their beauty and give them their form, outline, and perfume, and not us? Do they all have a God that does such wonders for them, and not for us? No, it is only that we have 'prayed amiss.'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Luke 12:27 (KJV)
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Harmony, beauty, perfection and completeness are of God.
Ignorance of the Truth does not make it any less true. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 29, 2018

"Watch the difference in your approach to life when you know God aright, and then read the Gospels and understand life as presented by the Master. I may be wrong, but I can almost detect a twinkle in Jesus' eyes and see the look on his face when he is talking to the multitudes: 'Why are you fearing? Why do you come to me for loaves and fishes? Did I not show you the mystery yesterday? Is there some power out there that is going to eat you up, or stop you? Come on, get up on your feet!'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 6:22-27 (KJV)
22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:)
24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

And so, are you hungry for the Spiritual Cause and Its activity of Life, or the effect that is temporarily changed to your idea of harmony? ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 28, 2018

"When you can bring God closer to yourself than your skin, when you can realize that the consciousness of the animals and the birds meets their needs in advance, you begin to understand that you, too, have a consciousness. Then you can relax, satisfied that yours now is not a blind faith in an unknown God." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Acts 17:22-28 (KJV)
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

The truth of Life is that we are Included in Omnipresence - as It Lives, Moves and Is our Being. Blind faith is just one idea trying to correct another. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 27, 2018

"You only have to remember those birds up in the sky and those animals out in the woods, and you cannot help but smile when you realize that their very own consciousness provided so wisely and amply for them without the birds and the animals having to say, 'Father, how about a heavier overcoat,' or 'How about taking me out for a vacation this winter?' Do you not see that consciousness functions without taking conscious thought- without taking thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, or wherewithal you shall be clothed, or whether you are going to pass from sight at thirty, sixty, or ninety?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalm 147:7-9 (KJV)
7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Matt 6:31,32 for (KJV)
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 …for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Psalm 23:1 (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

There is only one Source, one Supply and one Shepherd. Look Up! ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - September 26, 2018

"Once you understand that God is infinite, divine, spiritual, perfect consciousness, yet individual, you have come close to knowing God. How can you not love that God- perhaps not now, this minute, but after a year in which you have found that that God has gone before you to prepare the way for you, that that God has walked beside you as a protection, behind you as a rear guard? After a year of relaxing in this infinite, divine Consciousness and finding the miracle of the mystery of life, closer than breathing, how would it be possible not to love the Lord thy God?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Isaiah 45:2 (KJV)
2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

Mark 12:30 (KJV)
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

"Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet- Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet." ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Father, I trust you and love You with all my heart and Soul… It is so wonderful to be Near You…. ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - September 25, 2018

"Consciousness has a way of providing the animals with heavy fur in winter and light fur in summer, and this God which is our consciousness has a way of providing for us in whatever climate we may be, whatever weather or in whatever stratum of the air we may be living. This consciousness forms and molds itself in accord with our need." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Cor 3:3-5 (KJV)
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;

Matt 6:8 your (KJV)
8 …your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Ok, let's assume that right now your only sense is sight. You can't hear, feel or anything else - you can only see with your eyes.

The wind is invisible, yet you can see its effect all around you…

Now, I give you back the other physical senses plus one more - an invisible inner Awareness called Spiritual Sense or Christ Consciousness. It points to God, communes with God in Oneness and Lives in Omnipresent abundance. Now God Resides within Your Consciousness, Life and Self. And so, because this Awareness is within you and now part of you, it shines through you and is manifest outwardly as harmony in your life and to those with you.

And so we practice within. ~Al Denninger

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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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