Joel S. Goldsmith

        Authentic Writings


Dear Friends,

Our task now will be the revelation of the conscousness of the statement "Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Chirst Jesus."  Throughout all recorded history, no such works were ever done as those of the Master, and yet he said, "I can of mine own self do nothing," and again, "Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God."  It is agreed by all students of metaphysics that the mighty works were the direct activity of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus and,  according to his own word, that Mind was not personal to Jesus, but was "my Father and your Father" - the universal Mind or creative Principle of all men.  Thus, the Mind of man is the creative Principle of the universe.

We, however, long taught to believe that our mind is personal to us, that therefore the mind of one individual differs in intelligence and understanding from another, have lost the consciousness of the infinity of the mind, our mind.  We can regain this true consciousness of mid only in hte degree that we perceive the universality and oneness of Mind.

We often hear it said, "Oh, if Jesus were only on earth today." whereas we must realize that the Mind which was in Christ Jesus, the consciousness which healed the sick, fed the multitudes and raised the dead, is your mind and my mind, and in proportion as we gain spiritually this perception, will we do those, works, "and even greater works."

After the reintroduction of spiritual healing many mighty healing works were done - so much so that great edifices were erected in gratitude for marvelous healings and works of reformation.  Today we hear that healing work does not compare to the early days in the field of metaphysics, and yet we know that healings were not accomplished by person, but by Principle - not by people, but by that Mind which was in Christ Jesus.  Is it not clear then that we need, more than anything else, to recapture the consciousness of the presence of that Mind?  Must we not more clearly realize that Mind is man's only Mind, omnipresent and omnipotent?

In ever-growing degree must we understand the consciousness that healed in the desert with Moses; in Gallilee with the Master; in Asia and Europe with Paul, and with all the greate modern pioneers of spiritual healing of the 19th and 20th centuries.  And the first stp is that it is not conscious thought which heals.  The consciousness we call Christ "takes no thought."The healing consciousness is a "Peace, be still" to error of any name or nature, yet it acts in silence and is expressed in quietness and confidence and peace.

The Mind that was in Christ Jesus does not deny or refute error, nor does it enter argument or discussion. If knows that no denial is necessary.  It knows that God is not a power which one uses to destroy an evil power or presence, because it knows no evil power or presence exists - and in the presence of that which appears ias sin sickness or death, it rests in the assurance of Christ as the only presence and as infinite perfection.  Christ Consciousness needs  no mental or audible reminders of Truth.  Its presence is the "Peace, be still."

The Mind that was in Christ Jesus is not attained by intellectual processes or reading more statements of Truth.  As on learns to still the human senses, learns to listen for the "still small voice," the divine Mind is understood and its presence definitely felt.  In this awareness,the reality underlying the human picture becomes apparent.  This apprehension of reality constitutes the activity and denotes the presence of the Mind that was in Christ Jesus.