When Jesus said, "strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it," He most certainly knew what He was saying!
Joel Goldsmith was one of the first writers I discovered when I finally left an Evangelical Christian Church I had attended for some eight or ten years. Then I got into Holmes of Science of Mind, Spalding, Bayles, Troward and a lot of others. Then I discovered MacDonald Bayne. He was the best I had come across (In my opinion) By this time I was convinced that the Evangelical Churches had missed a lot of truths. Then I started writing, "I was like a duck out of water as it were," not sure where it might take me. After I had written I50 'chapters' or so of what I had entitled 'Points of Light'. I realized that what I had written was the Christ Mind! I had no idea when I started that 'that' was what I would entitle my book. Goldsmith helped me a lot, but it was reading MacDonald Bayne's books that encouraged me to seek greater insight and enlightenment. I have all of Goldsmith's books. They helped me get where I now am in my consciousness. It would not hurt anyone to read his stuff, and there is no doubt in my mind that it will help you expand your awareness.
The greatest stumbling block of all, is the 'belief' that we of ourselves have 'being'! The 'person' our parents created when they named us at our birth, is indeed the Satan that keeps us from attaining the Christ Mind. The REAL you and the REAL me, is the "I" within us, and that "I", IS THE FATHER! Only HE has being! It was this that He who was called Jesus knew when He said, "I and my Father are ONE". It was this that He knew when He said, "of myself I can do nothing". It was this that He knew when He said, "He, who hath seen me, hath seen the Father". No matter who we are looking at (No matter what John or Jane Doe, we are looking at) we are actually LOOKING AT THE FATHER! A 'man', is the FATHER manifesting AS A 'man'! There is no one besides, or other than the FATHER (GOD)! "Jesus" knew this! An angel had revealed this to Mary prior to the birth of her forthcoming child. Her 'child' was the Father…the "I am" in the infant stage of development (AS is every other child that has ever been born on Planet Earth) And she had been instructed to name him 'Jesus'! When 'you' were born, your parents named him (fill in your name) (My parents named Him (me) Robert) (Every child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been, and always will be, the Father (the I am) in the infant stage of development!) But in ignorance of this, 'our' parents mold ' us', in 'their' image and likeness! That we might see that God and man are One, was what Calvary was all about! I think it is the greatest message humanity has ever been given! This is what the World has failed to grasp. No John or Jane Doe has ever been born! It is true that we were created, But not by God… but by our parents when they named us at our birth! The "I" within each of us is the Father. ONLY the Father has being, and the person we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which basically the whole of humanity functions!
I will only post those thoughts, ideas and insights that make obvious the fact that God is the "I am" within every one, and those who disagree are free to 'turn to another channel'! I know of many people that are admirers of World renown Ministers, Evangelists, Gurus etc. but like so many others, they tell us 'about' the walk that we should walk. But I never discovered through listening to them or reading their books the key that enables us to do so 'naturally' until I read MacDonald Bayne. It was what I learned from him that helped me to put my beliefs into action and that led me to write the Christ Mind. And in spite of the fact that the Evangelical religions of the World have missed seeing the key that leads to the 'real' Spiritual Rebirth, I owe much to them as well.