LIVING BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: See The Universe Both From Within & From Without Hot
For twelve years Joel Goldsmith had been searching for the way to live a truly spiritual life without retreating from the world, often feeling on the verge of discovery, but always finding it quietly elusive. The quest continued, and one morning, as he awakened on the island of Maui, the secret revealed itself in a flood of gradual unfoldments. The result of this spiritual discovery is Living Between Two Worlds.
This book shows us how to live a more fulfilling and spiritual life at home and at work, without neglecting daily responsibilities. It portrays a way of life that leads us from the world of material sense in which we give power to persons, things, and conditions, to the world of spiritual awareness, where we realize God as the only power and experience the peace and contentment of the inner kingdom.
Goldsmith found that the key is understanding the kingdom of God which, as he writes, does not deal with something separate and apart from living. The kingdom of God concerns itself with our daily life. It is not meant to take us out of the world, but rather to leave us in the world, separate and apart from its negative aspects. But how is this to be done in the world of our everyday experience a world of conflict, illness, petty concerns, and greed? What attitude should we take toward the world of materiality that surrounds and envelops us? Answers to these vital questions are given in Living Between Two Worlds. This is a book for those who would learn to walk the path, narrow as a razor s edge, which leads to the experience of the Christ within and makes us heirs to the kingdom of God.
If you have not yet discovered the work of Joel Goldsmith, a spiritual teacher, healer and mystic who passed over 50 years ago, you have a treat in store. You may want to start with his seminal book, The Infinite Way, but this book stands on its own and is just as relevant now as when it was first delivered - perhaps even more so.
At a time when it seems that the spiritual heart of humanity is being fought over like a bone by greed-driven interests, Goldsmith's wisdom shines like a homing beacon in the darkness. He urges us to overcome the earth-bound human tendency to want to win at the expense of another, and to admit the Christ spirit into our hearts. Meditation is the practice he recommends to achieve this higher consciousness, but it is not a passive practice. Rather it is actively embracing our innate potential as channels of the Holy Spirit, and allowing it to work through us and be a blessing in the world.