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World Work Recordings

Joel gave several beautiful classes on world work and topics related to world work.  Since Joel’s recordings are still under copy protection, we have obtained permission to post some of these recordings in their entirety for your online or telephone listening.  Each recording will be available for one month from the time of posting for listening at any time.  There is a list of previously posted recordings at the bottom of this page.  

To hear the recording by telephone, call the information line at 916-245-2772 and press 7 on your telephone keypad. This telephone number is in the Sacramento, California area. Depending on your telephone calling plan, the call to the information line may or may not incur a charge.  Even if you usually participate in the tape group by computer, the telephone option is convenient if you would like to listen to the recording but for some reason do not have access to your computer.


Current Recording (Posted January 1, 2018)

In this month’s recording, Joel asserts that the higher we go spiritually, the more aware we become of world problems. This, he says, is because only the spiritually illumined person knows real freedom, and knowing it for himself, he longs for it for the world.  But what can one individual do to bring freedom to the world?  Once again, Joel gives us the sweet refrain:  Do not battle problems, but come back to the revelation that “My kingdom is not of this world.”

In other words, we have to “come out” from the mass mind and “be separate” by dropping the problems of the world instead of engaging them.  We have to become receptive and responsive to the still small voice, instead of raising a loud voice of criticism or harsh judgment.  Joel reminds us that “When the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, the miracles of Christ take place. … The grace of God is brought into expression only by the silence of human selfhood.”

The world is living in a sense of separation from God, he says, and so God is not functioning in its experience.  But the presence and power of God always come to the world through individual consciousness—“always there is a Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Jesus, or John.”  It can come through our individual consciousness, too.  In this class, Joel teaches how to overcome the temptation to struggle against world problems and allow the presence and power of God to come through.

This class is #252, Tape 2, Side 2, from the 1959 Halekou Special Work, titled “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There is Liberty,” and is approximately one hour long.  This beautiful class was not used as source material in any book

The recording will be available for listening through January 31, 2018.  If you wish to purchase the transcript of this class, click here.

Suggested Wisdoms to Contemplate with This Recording

(For information about the Wisdoms and how we suggest using them in world work, click here.)

“Prayer is the inner vision of harmony. This vision is attained by giving up the desire to change or improve anyone or anything.” (Wisdom 7)

“Never seek anything or any condition in prayer. Let harmony define and reveal itself. Let your prayer be letting the IS appear.” (Wisdom 8)

To download a set of bookmarks with these two Wisdoms that can be printed on card stock or heavy paper, click here.


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Previously Posted Recordings (2017)

To view recordings posted in 2016, click here.

January 1 – 31, 2017

Tape 428:  1961 October Los Angeles Special Class, Tape 1, Side 2
“Bear Witness to God”
This class was not used as the basis for any chapter in the books

February 1 – 28, 2017

Tape 128:  1955 Kailua Study Group, Tape 19, Side 2
“Bear Witness to the Universal Nature of Illusory Error”
This class is one of two used for the October 1957 Infinite Way Letter, “Bear Witness to God in Action,” found in The Heart of Mysticism

March 1 – 31, 2017

Tape 439:  1961 Hawaiian Village Open Class, Tape 3, Side 2
“Address the World Silently with Peace”
This recording was used as source material for Chapter 32, “Address the World Silently with Peace,” in  A Parenthesis in Eternity. 

April 1 – 30, 2017

Tape 548:  1964 Oahu / Maui Series, Tape 5, Side 1
“Reconciliation and Fulfillment”
This class is the basis for Chapter 8, “The Way to Fulfillment:  Right Identification” in Living Between Two Worlds.

May 1 – 31, 2017

Tape 494:  1962 London Special Class, Tape 1, Side 1
“Spiritual Power – Temporal Non-Power”
This is one of two classes used as the basis for Chapter 2, “Releasing Spiritual Power,” in Awakening Mystical Consciousness.  

June 1 – 30, 2017

Tape 601: 1951 Second Portland Series, Tape 1, Side 2
“God, the Substance of Individual Being”
This class was used as source material for Chapter 5, “God, the Substance of Universal Being,” and Chapter 6, “The Substance of All Good,” in Showing Forth the Presence of God. 

July 1 – 31, 2017

Tape 395: 1961 Los Angeles Closed Class, Tape 1, Side 2
“The Temple or Sanctuary, continued”
This class is one of several used as source material for Chapter 9, “Two or More Gathered Together,” in The Altitude of Prayer. 

August 1 – 31, 2017

Tape 247: 1959 Maui Advanced Work, Tape 5, Side 1
“Treatment and Specific Truth.”

A lightly edited transcript of this class constitutes Chapter 1 in the book The Foundation of Mysticism. 

September 1 – 30, 2017

Tape 562: 1964 London Studio Class, Tape 1, Side 2
“World Work 1964 – We May Not Pass on the Other Side”

This class is one of two used to prepare Chapter 12, “Do Not ‘Pass by on the Other Side’,” inThe Mystical I.

October 1 – 31, 2017

Tape 475: 1962 Princess Kaiulani Open Class, Tape 2, Side 2
“Ten Minute Meditations”

This class is one of several classes used as source material for Chapter 6, “Pray without Ceasing” and Chapter 9, “Two or More Gathered Together” in The Altitude of Prayer.

November 1 – 30, 2017

Tape 369: 1960 Maui Work, Tape 4, Side 2
“Contemplation Develops the Beholder”

This class s the basis for Chapter 8, “Contemplation Develops the Beholder,” in The Contemplative Life.  Joel identified this chapter as one of eight chapters that all Infinite Way students should study intently.  He said that we should know it “as well as we know our own name.”