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"Inner unfoldment is the mission of The Infinite Way. Its purpose is the revelation of truth from within our own being."

Joel Goldsmith, Living the Infinite Way, Part 3

In the Bible this teaching is called "the pearl of great price." When we find this pearl, the particular teaching that says to us, "This is for me; this is the way," then let us follow it. When the unfoldment or revelation of God has come to our consciousness, and we have touched even the hem of the Robe, we shall no longer need books or teachers.

Inner unfoldment is the mission of The Infinite Way. Its purpose is the revelation of truth from within our own being and the attainment of a conscious awareness of the presence of God. It is not so much a teaching as an experience, an experience of the Christ, a God-experience.

The Master gave us the illustration of planting the seed in fertile soil, in stony soil, and in barren soil. It is the seed planted in fertile soil that springs up into fruitage. How can we recognize fertile soil? How can we know when our consciousness is fertile for the planting of the word of Truth? We may be sure that it is stony and barren so long as it is concerned with outer results. 

The only time our consciousness is fertile for planting the spiritual seed is when we can say, "I am seeking only spiritual fruitage, spiritual harmony, spiritual health, spiritual wealth, spiritual companionship." When we can be satisfied to let the kingdom of God interpret itself to us in its own language and not in accordance with what we think our needs or requirements are, then, and then only, is consciousness seeking spiritual fruitage.

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