Jesus said, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” What is this Truth that we must know? What is the freedom that it gives? These are some of the questions answered by Joel Goldsmith in Spiritual Power of Truth.
The fact that Truth is true is of no avail to us, Goldsmith tells us. “That is why you’ve got to know the Truth. You have to know it consciously and you have to know it constantly. The responsibility is upon your shoulders.” He explains, “The teachings of the world have not gone beyond seeking Truth through the mind, through books, and through teachings, and until you realize that you never are going to find the Truth in this way, you have not even begun your spiritual journey. The Truth, this secret behind the universe, it is not to be known with the mind or through the mind.”
How, then, are we to know the Truth? Goldsmith makes it clear that ‘knowing the truth’ does not mean intellectually understanding statements of truth or repeatedly affirming them. Rather, knowing the truth is a deep realization in consciousness that comes through meditation and living the spiritual principles. Only when we have that realization can we experience the spiritual power of Truth. At the core of this realization, he explains, is always the truth that “I and the Father are one.”
In Spiritual Power of Truth, Goldsmith guides the reader through the terrain of spiritual wisdom on the subject of Truth, including the relationship of Truth and spiritual healing; the meaning of spiritual power and how it has been misinterpreted; the meaning of illusion; and how our knowing the truth can benefit others. Throughout the book, Goldsmith anchors his teaching in the spiritual truths that constitute the message of the Infinite Way: the nature of God, man, prayer, and error. Finally, ever determined that students will not simply take his word as truth but make it their own, he reminds the reader: “There is no way on earth that you are ever going to know that you have learned a lesson of Truth unless you demonstrate it, you prove it to be so.”