The Seven Steps

In the late 1940’s Joel wrote The Seven Steps which became a pamphlet sold in Infinite Way Centers around the world. These centers were places students could come to read or listen to tapes.


“There are Seven foundational steps necessary to the understanding of spiritual existence, and it is helpful to try to understand the Truth in the following statements:

  1. ‘Call no man your father upon the earth; for one is your Father, which is in heaven.’

When we catch even a small glimpse of this Truth, we start to see the meaning of preexistence and we can understand why it is that man was never born and in fact, that there never was a creation, but that all that is, is unfoldment within the Universal Consciousness, which is your individual consciousness.’

The First Step

2. ‘The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.’

By recognizing that everything that is, is a part of the universal, is a possession of the Universal, and that everything that is in and of the Universal is forever expressing itself through the individual, we give up our sense of personal possession and start to draw from the Universal.

The Second Step