“It is the nature of God that we be free. It is the nature of God that we be whole,” Joel S. Goldsmith exclaims and then goes on to emphasize who “we” are – “The son of God is more than a man who lived two thousand years ago; the son of God is the spirit of God that dwelt in the man Jesus, and that dwells in every man, therefore, the son of God is present in you and me.” Discovering that son of God within us, and then knowing what it means to express that in our world, is the message of this volume, one which is particularly relevant today.
Joel Goldsmith states very clearly that knowing the letter of truth is not sufficient, we have to progress towards being taught by the spirit or Christ within us, then our consciousness is changed. He says “Nothing exists for us except what we become conscious of or aware of. Therefore, if we would bring the grace of God into our experience, we must consciously open our consciousness to the truth that ‘I and the Father are one.'”
Joel Goldsmith asks, "Do we know our true identity? Do we know who we are? For therein lies the secret. Are we human beings? Are we sinners? Are we mortal? Is that our identity or is that a mistaken concept…
Joel Goldsmith describes the many ways that if followed, will lead to the kingdom of heaven within each of us. Among these are meditation — which is the actual contact with the spirit within — the discipline of body and mind, the purpose of prayer, forgiveness, the one Self and the impersonalization of good and evil. These are but a few of the clear instructions that are presented in this book. (The 1977 Letters)
“One of the most important principles of the Infinite Way is that God constitutes individual being. This means that God constitutes your being and mine. God manifests as our life, mind, spirit, and soul. Even our body is the temple of God. This is the spiritual truth about every one of us.” (The 1976 Letters)