By Joel S. Goldsmith
Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity--the foundation of his method of mysticism--and tells how you can go beyond the "parenthesis'' of our daily lives that falls among start and dying.
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The illumined, who have touched the infinite Divinity at the center of their being, are never limited to time, space, place, or amount. There is no limitation when we realize that the whole kingdom of God is locked up within us. It does not have to be attained; we do not have to go to God for it: we have to loose it from within ourselves. God, in the beginning, planted Himself in us and breathed into us His breath of life. He did not breathe into us human life: He breathed into us His life. God did not give us a limited soul, but the Soul of God—infinite, eternal, and immortal—if we but go to that Center.
God's activity is not directed to you or me, and yet it includes you and me: it embraces all men because of its all-inclusiveness. We cannot bring God to our body or mind: God is already the 32 A PARENTHESIS IN ETERNITY life of every body; every body is the temple of the living God, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral. We are now under God's law, God's love, and in God's being, not by bringing God to us but by bringing ourselves to God, and by placing every person—saint and sinner alike—in God.
Once we know the nature of God, even in a measure, doubt and fear seldom enter our consciousness because to know the nature of God means to realize Omnipresence: God, here where we are now— hereness, nowness. Knowing that, we relax in it, and we have nothing more to do than to let there be light: let there be light in our life, let there be love, let there be health, strength, and abundance, just let. We do not try to make it so because, understanding the nature of God, we know that it is God's will to provide all good.