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#3026 - Monday, December 24, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee  

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Christmas message from Joel Goldsmith


"A Christmas message should be a message of peace. Our thoughts turn
from the peace the world is seeking to the true peace-"My peace" which
when men are ready to receive it, comes with healing of mind and body.
The world seeks a peace that can never be found while its sense of peace
is but an absence or cessation of war."

"The world is seeking peace "out there" but peace is to be found  in
entertaining the Prince of Peace within our own individual beings.  Let
us, therefore, no longer seek the peace the world is seeking but,
rather, "The peace of God which passeth all understanding." "Peace I
leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give
I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.""

"The sun and the sunbeam are one, the sun itself -the sunbeam is the
sun's way of appearing to us.  Just so, you and I, as individual beings,
are one with God-God appearing as your form and as mine.  You can no
more escape from God, Good, than the sunbeam can escape from the sun."

"" No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or
putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which
enter in may see the light.""

""Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot
be hid" and as you realize this Truth you become a Light in your home
and in your community.  And the moment you recognize that Light in
friend or neighbor-wherever there is a receptive thought-you kindle the
light in him. That makes you a lamplighter.  That is what we all
are-lamplighters-and so let us remember the gentle words of the master:"
"Let your light so shine before men.""

Selected Excerpts from "The Infinite Way Letters 1955"  Christmas 1955,
Joel S. Goldsmith

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle

The world is no more than the Beloved's single face;
In the desire of the One to know its own beauty, we exist.

Each place, each moment, sings its particular song of not-being
             and being.

Without reason, the clear glass equally mirrors wisdom and

Those who claim knowledge are wrong; prayer just leads to

Appearance and faith are mere lees in the Unknowing Wine.

Wherever the Footprint is found,
that handful of dust holds the oneness of worlds.

This earth, burnished by hearing the Name, is so certain of Love
That the sky bends unceasingly down, to greet its own light.

- Ghalib

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle

photos by Bob O'Hearn  

Christmas Hotei photo by Bob O'Hearn     

Moya Brennan - Lumen (Eurovision 95 interval)   

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