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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 1-641-715-3900, and enter the extension number 828754, followed by the pound sign (#).  After you enter the extension number, the introduction to the recording will begin, followed by the recording itself.  The telephone number and the extension number will always be the same, even as we change the recording each month.  Depending on your telephone calling plan, the call may or may not incur a charge, so it is a good idea to check whether your plan covers calls to the 641 area code.  Even if you usually participate in the tape group by computer, the telephone option is convenient when you would like to listen to the recording but for some reason do not have access to your computer.


Current Recording (Posted July 1, 2018)

This class is #191, Side 1, from the 1957 First Halekou Class, titled “A Meditation:  Ye Are the Light.” 

In this class, Joel reminds us that one dimension of taking responsibility for world work is being the ones who—regardless of what might happen in our family, our community, or our nation—are able to retire within and bring a conscious realization of the presence of God to the scene.  We do not panic, but rather dwell wholly in spiritual consciousness, knowing that since God is the only power, error cannot be a power.  The power of God is always functioning, and we are simply a witness to it.

Joel says, “Wherever you live, you live as the light of the world.  Wherever you have your being, you are a healing influence. … You must be the “I that is lifted up,”  the one who lifts all others unto you.  In the case of war, volcano, tidal wave, infection, contagion, it is you who must be lifted up above such things.  You must retire within your own being to the quietness and stillness and say to the storm, “Peace be still,”  and then watch the storm subside. … You must be completely silent and bear witness to a Spirit flowing through you, which stills the waves.”  When Jesus stilled the storm at sea, he knew the truth that “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”  He stood still and let the presence and power of God perform Its function.

Joel tells us, “You must be a light in your community.”  The way is “to stand still, retire within yourself from the battle, without refuting, denying, or fighting, knowing that you live and move and have your being in God.”  Then the “peace that passeth understanding”  descends upon you, and you are a rock in your community—a rock of silence, dwelling within yourself in peace, and letting that peace descend upon your community.”

This recording is approximately one hour long, and was used as the basis for “Ye Are the Light” in Collected Essays of Joel S. Goldsmith.  It is also one of three classes used as source material for Chapter 18, “Ye Are the Light,” in The Thunder of Silence. 

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

If you prefer to listen to this tape from the Sanctuary page, 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.)

“Do not expect the power of God to function in the “dream,” but rather to break the dream.” (Wisdom 110)
“Do not contact God to adjust, change, or heal the dream.  The understanding or awareness of God breaks the dream.” (Wisdom 111)

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


Previously Posted Recordings (2018)

June 1-30, 2018

Tape 651: 1956 Johannesburg Practitioner Class, Side 1
“Three Daily Meditations:  Acknowledge Christhood”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

May 1-31, 2018

Tape 234, 1958 London Advanced Class, Side 1
“Grace”
Excerpts from this class were used in “Tape Recorded Excerpts from the Editor” in the October 1973 Letter (Chapter 10) in Spiritual Discernment; the November 1976 Letter (Chapter 11) in I Stand on Holy Ground; and the August 1980 Letter in Showing Forth the Presence of God.

April 1-30, 2018

Tape 546:  1964 Oahu/Maui Series, Side 2
“Between Two Worlds—Material Sense, Spiritual Discernment”
This class is the basis for Chapter 5, “The World of Material Sense and the World of Spiritual Discernment” in Living Between Two Worlds.

March 1-31, 2018

Tape 365:  1960 Hawaiian Village Open Class, Side 2
“The Dice of God Are Loaded—Emerson”
This class is the basis for Chapter 7, “The Dice of God Are Loaded,” in The Contemplative Life.

February 1-28, 2018

Tape 356:  1960 England Open Class, Tape 5, Side 2
“Putting Up the Sword Is the Secret”
This class was not used as the basis for any chapter in the books.

January 1 – 31, 2018

Tape 252:  1959 Halekou Special Work, Tape 2, Side 2
“Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty”
This class was not used as the basis for any chapter in the books

To view recordings posted in 2017, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2016, click here.