The posts on this page and its subpages are Truth statements attributed to mystics from various spiritual cultures and systems, which you can use for contemplation. Some of them are scripture passages from the divinely inspired minds of illumined men. They embody the letter of Truth referred to in The Infinite Way teachings of Joel Goldsmith. They are food for your soul.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
(Deuteronomy 6:6-9, KJV)
The letter of Truth is like a homing pigeon. No matter how far away from home its flight or journey begins, the homing pigeon eventually finds its way back home. Similarly, in your contemplations the letter of Truth has a way of bringing you home to the center of your Spirit Being where you can rest in the Spirit of the Truth. It prepares you for the mystical experience, the experience of the Spirit of Truth, your God-contact — the inner realization of God or Truth. The correct understanding of the letter of Truth is essential in bringing spiritual healing to your personal experience. Many mystics and saints come to a direct knowledge of God, but not all of them experience and become instruments for the healing power of the Spirit.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
(The Christ speaking through/as Yeshua; The Gospel According to John 6:63, NKJV)
If you take Truth statements in silent contemplation for short periods of spiritual refresh-ment frequently throughout the day, pondering them, ruminating over them, or contemplating their mystical message — their unitive meaning and meaningfulness to you as Spirit Being, — they will find a way of:
- Taking awareness off its attachment to the human condition, away from the periphery of your humanness (what Unity calls “disengaging from everyday human awareness”),
- Preparing and transforming your mind into the fertile soil spoken of by the Master Yeshua (Jesus) in his “Parable of The Soils,” and
- Guiding you deeper and ever deeper into the core of your Spirit Being where you can then enter into the experience of mystical union with God.
This is known as Practicing the Presence of God.
The Eternal Word of God has always been speaking to us interiorly, but we have not been able to hear his voice. When we are adequately prepared, the interior Word begins to be heard. The external Word of Scripture and the interior Word arising from the depths of our being become one. Our inner experience is confirmed by what we hear in the liturgy and read in Scripture.
The ideal disposition for the divine encounter is the gathering together of one’s whole being in silent and alert attentiveness. The practice of interior silence produces gradually… the capacity to listen. It withdraws the false self from its self-centeredness and allows the true self to emerge into our awareness. (Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO, from “The Mystery of Christ”)
Experiencing inner silence and stillness from imbibing the meaning of the letter of Truth (after learning it and arriving at its correct understanding) is like drinking the ancient soma juice of the Vedic rishis that brings enlightenment, or like consuming the legendary nectar and ambrosia, food of the Olympian gods of Greek mythology, by which mere mortals are transformed into gods.
Contemplating the letter of Truth in the silence of meditation will eventually bring to you the experience of the Spirit of Truth directly (the realization of Truth). This is the process of contemplative meditation. This is the inner journey every mystic takes.
Contemplate the letter of Truth in the silence of meditation.
Your persistence on the spiritual path means that the spirit of God has already touched you. You have not chosen God. God has chosen you, and God will not let you go until you arrive safely at home in His bosom. The constant recognition that the spirit of God has touched you and will not let you go is one of the greatest helps on the way.
— Joel S. Goldsmith —
Let us prepare a feast, a banquet, to feed hungry souls. You are invited to eat from our banquet table or to bring more soul food to the table, as the Spirit leads you.
(Do you have a special spiritual quotation or passage which uplifts your soul? Send it to us by submitting a post below, and we’ll share it here with others.)
Feed me from scriptures:
Let me partake food from the table of mystics:
What do you wish to do next on the path?
- Let me review Oneness.
- Let me resume my journey.
- Let me take a “now” break.
- Let me know who “I” am now.
- Let me enter the Meditation Room now.