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CHAPTER OF THE MONTH
Our Study Series includes an ambitious and important twelve-month study of The Government of Eden, a most timely book focusing on spiritual government and how to live “in the world but not of it.”  On the first day of each month we will post a new chapter available to read online. Included with each chapter is Supplemental Reading, available as a downloadable PDF, featuring related readings and audio-listening suggestions. This chapter will be available until the last day of the month. Supplemental Reading for this chapter, and for previous chapters, can be accessed by clicking on the tabs below.
April, 2021
Chapter of the Month
The Government of Eden
Chapter
Five
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When We Judge by Appearances

"It may not appear to be so, judging by appearances, but always remember what you hear, touch, see, taste and smell, represent the material and limited sense of things."

Joel Goldsmith
The Government of Eden
,
Chapter
Five

"When We Judge by Appearances," Chapter Five in The Government of Eden, is a chapter to be studied carefully and, more importantly, put into practice as it takes us into an illuminating exploration of what it means to leave the "world of appearances." It is rich with illustrations of just what it is to live in the limitation of material sense and misperception; and then, with just as vivid examples, points the way to the life of love and release: "I must make myself an instrument through which Love can flow."

"The message of The Infinite Way revealed to me at the beginning that God does not set us free. It is the consciousness of God in us that makes us free. Where the consciousness of the presence of God is not, there is bondage; there is sin, false appetite, disease, lack, limitation, and man’s inhumanity to man. But where the consciousness of God is present—not where God is present—God is omnipresence. Where the consciousness of God is present, there is liberty, freedom, wholeness, completeness."

Supplemental Reading
for
The Government of Eden
Chapter
Five
-
When We Judge by Appearances
These supplements are downloadable PDFs, containing additional reading material intended to support your study of each Chapter of the Month. While the featured chapter is available for just one month, and then replaced with the subsequent chapter, these Supplemental Reading guides will remain available indefinitely. If you missed a month of our Study Series, you may choose to use these guides with your own printed copy of the book or access the virtual book with a membership to our Virtual Library.

Click on the cover to download the PDF. We invite you to share these Supplemental Reading guides with others!
April, 2021
Supplemental Reading Archives

These supplements are downloadable PDFs, containing additional reading material intended to support your study of each Chapter of the Month. While the featured chapter is available for just one month, and then replaced with the subsequent chapter, these Supplemental Reading guides will remain available indefinitely.

"Where are the previous chapters?"
The Chapter of the Month is posted for one month only. The Supplemental Guides will remain available indefinitely. If you missed a month of our Study Series, you may choose to use these guides with your own printed copy of the featured book or access the virtual book with a paid membership to our Virtual Library.

Click on the cover to download the PDF. We invite you to share these Supplemental Reading guides with others!
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