William Samuel

William Samuel
William Samuel

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Objective, Subjective, Omnijective



Excerpt from 
by William Samuel 


SUBJECTIVE / OBJECTIVE; OMNIJECTIVE

Objective/subjective isn't the whole of the appearance of things. The life of us with all of its perceptions is more nearly omnijective. Or dimensions of perspective within dimensions—much as point, line, and plane are dimensions within one another, and all included subjectively within (or from) the sphere's universal point of view.

To use that analogy: imagine all points of view to infinity happening simultaneously. The point of view of the point perceives itself (point) subjectively and all other points (that make up “lines” of thought) as objective—as “out there.” But to the line, all points of itself are subjectively “within 'my' consciousness” and all other lines (and their points) are “out there.” Lines that intersect have a common and subjective “something” akin, like people who have common interests.

The plane (even a plane of thought) perceives its own inner nature (of lines) as “within” and all other planes as objectively external. In addition, it sees itself joined with each of them at whatever their lines of intersection. The plane finds itself “related” to all planes at the subjective juncture—like a common 'life” existing between them, making them “one” at that line.
The sphere perceives all these points of view, lines of thought and planes of thinking subjectively as its own functioning going on.

I do not know why the feeling of a cosmic body comes to mind every time I pursue this line of thought, but it does. I get a consistent intuitional “picture”—a Deific Body of Consciousness with which I interface at the level of awareness, conscious and unconscious. It is as if my little point of OBJECTIVE view (body) is like a life-cell circulating within the Body—human peregrinations being but an examination of, and function of, the Deific Body. (I am not the only one to whom this parallel has occurred. There is a discussion of these ideas in the mysticism of Judaism.) My developing SUBJECTIVISM somehow touches—I almost said encompasses—the WHILE of Deity's nature, albeit that Whole Being “past finding out” such that it doesn't (can't) quite “make sense” to the point, line or plane's perspective.

What I formerly perceived as “my out there” world is a reflection of my own withinness—that inner world and its reflection interfacing at the “point of awareness” I am. The point makes its own world, so to speak—its “out there” reflecting all possibilities from the ridiculous to the sublime and only a portion of those possibilities actually “real.”

I have an intuitive feeling that “death” is not only unreal but merely a progression along this linear way in time, from point to line to plane, and so on. The cell (to use that analogy) “perishes” within the stream of life, but the stream is enriched by the cell's temporal and finite existence—but what is really happening is not so “mortal” as that. Whatever consciousness of the stream which the cell becomes aware of before its move from temporal cell to its greater nature, continues and expands enormously as the stream's awareness. Now, “the stream of life” (Everyman) has intimations of its greater dimension, even as now I have intimations (maybe more than intimations) of things for which there are no words—only overtones. 

In this way, I perceive “my” omnijective awareness to be in the hands of omni-dimensional (and no-dimensional) Godhead, forevermore. This Awareness-I-am (and the reader is) is the perception of the Divine Mind. As that perception, I am charged to be an honest observer, a faithful witness—not a perpetual judge of good and evil. 

This, I understand, is why the universe forever appears as qualities and attributes of Something greater—that “Something,” I choose to call Godhead or Deity.

Additionally, this explains how and why one is brought to understand that these qualities and attributes are not Godhead Itself, but what Godhead knows Itself (its qualities, characteristics and attributes) to be.

Overmind knowing Itself.

Overmind Knowing what knowing is.

Thence to account for the (point's, line's and plane's) viewing of “evil”: Overmind knowing what It is NOT, and could never be—the correlation that “explains” the appearances of an unreal, powerless “evil” or “error” “in the world.”

This Awareness (or call it “life”) is “knowing” going on. 

When I identify as the one who owns awareness (i.e., as the possessor of knowing, the owner of this life) I cannot distinguish between IS and IS-NOT.

When I end my enthrallment with the pseudo-possessor's beliefs, I know as nearly as possible “as I am known” and find myself intuitively aware of which is wheat and which are tares—even why the need for such an apparent dualism.

There has never been a real possessor of Awareness other than Ineffability, Godhead, Isness, Truth. Yet, in order that Awareness be aware that awareness is not the whole of God but less—or, in order for Awareness to know beyond the limit of intellectualism—it does for a necessary time (the duration of its own making) struggle diligently to believe it IS God. That struggle marks the upper limit of the human experience—transpiring only in its own time and measure of eternity for the purpose of rediscovering the Child within. 

Bottom line here: The human experience is theology's necessary descent into hell (is-nots) that allows us to rediscover; thence know beyond human frailty and its intellectualism, the divine Nature of being. The ultimate simplicity of it is boggling. How would any of us have known what the light of the sun is without suffering the long emptiness of the dark night? Who would know what security, peace, health, joy, beauty or anything else really is, had he not tangled with the chimerical, contradistinctory opposites? We left the Child in adulthood in order to rediscover It and KNOW Its reality and dominion. We live the appearances of death in order to know the eternal nature of Life.







If you would like further guidance in understanding any of William Samuel's work based on Self discovery - you are welcome to contact me, Sandy Jones  -- sandy@ojaimail.com  - Ojai, California -   




Friday, July 14, 2017

The Role of the Child within Us





Excerpt from
by William Samuel 

THE ROLE OF THE CHILD WITHIN US

We are watching television, and an unexpected scene brings a tear to the eye. The emotion we feel is the Child stirring within. Subtly, unnoticed thoughts inward toward the Child and outward to the scene at hand combine in stillness to elicit a movement of the Child within—and we feel it. What hasn't been common knowledge is that the Child lies at the seat of simple, honest emotions that have to do with the tender things, the true things, the good things of the human condition.

We see the enthusiasm of a puppy whose whole body wiggles in tail-wagging excitement, its head nuzzling the hands and feet of a friend. The response we feel from the center of us is the Child within confirming that the joy outside IS the within, one joy. What hasn't been common knowledge is that our empathy comes from the Original Child of us, the Good of us, eager to prove it is ever here as the Real.

We see something as we round a turn of the pathway and are tinged with some distant nostalgia, a statement within reminding us of a pleasant time in our affairs or a happy place we know. What hasn't been common knowledge is that the seat of feeling within us is the Child's domain and that our response to the unfolding view, in fact or in memory, is the Child's reminder that we are that Child, not merely the body that walks the pathway or thunders hell-bent and unthinking through a human experience. 

We see the sight of dolphins and porpoises playing alongside the ship of life. Suddenly we feel their joy and freedom, their uninhibited playfulness, and we are relieved. What hasn't been common knowledge is that their joy and zest is our joy and zest. If we had not learned what joy is, we would not recognize it in the world—and it is the Child of us that responds, feeling the same joy and zest. Our body is renewed. What hasn't been common knowledge until now is that it is the living Identity of us, the immortal Child who is stirring within, telling us It is willing to be up and out and into our affairs, bringing us up and out of the old nature to take us home to the Real again. 


We see two old folks walking slowly, hand in hand, for their evening stroll.  Suddenly something within us responds—goodness knows what we feel, but it is very good. It is warm. It is refreshing and delightful. It is in response to the Child's lessons learned somewhere along our old man's line of life. But the Child is the responder to the scene at hand, telling us that we are not the unfeeling, dispassionate aging person we thought we were. Rather, we are the Child within that doesn't grow old. We live and we know we live. We are coming back to our senses again. What hasn't been common knowledge before is that we are not the old person looking on the scene at hand, but we are the Child, the Awareness of God, looking at the subjectivity of Godhead.

Sometimes it is the Child that dreams our dreams for us—dreams to be thought about a little. It seems to me that some of my dreams do not come from the inmost Child of Me but out of my old worldly imbalances, hinting at something for me to unbind in the world I am. Something to forgive and forget. But on the mornings when I awaken to freshness and eagerness, I can be sure the Child has been at Its work during sleep, being instructed by the Father of Life.


Now, ever so slowly, line upon line, in these days at hand we are becoming aware that the Child within is the REAL of us, the IDENTITY that walks hand in hand with God, and we are beginning to let that trustworthy Child lead us. The Child I am speaks to me and writes these words. Nothing I can write of myself will be worthy of that Inner One made in the Image of God, but with the Child's help I try. The response one feels to these thoughts and ideas comes certainly from the Heart, the Child, not at all from the dying nature of the unreal man of Life. The Child laughs, too—oh, how he laughs and claps his hands!—but not in derision or hurtfulness. The Child laughs in honest confirmation that the Heart of us lives and is eternally about the Father's business. 

And I shall write my law in their inward parts and write it in their heart; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. They shall teach no more everyman his neighbor and every man his brother, saying “Know the Lord” for they shall all know me from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord, and I will remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah)

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah)

Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Jesus)

While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. (Jesus)

Ye are all the children of light and the children of day. (Paul)

Suffer little children to come unto me ... for such is the kingdom of God. (Jesus)

It is the Child that sees the primordial secret in Nature and it is the child of ourself we return to. The child within us is simple and daring enough to live the Secret. (Chungtse)

For where the beginning is, there shall be the end. (Jesus)

The children of the promise are counted for the seed. (Paul)

We are the children of the promise. (Paul)

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. (Jesus)


Who is that Child, my friend, if it isn't the one buried beneath the adulthood of yourself? We look for the Child and the Child stirs to tell us It lives. We reach for the Child and the Child comes running into our gut to respond and say, “I am come!” We begin to see small wonders again, the way we saw them as children. We acknowledge these wonders as gifts from God and lo, they come more frequently. We gird up our loins and dare tell others of the gentle Child within them, and our wonders increase and grow apace. We thank God for the Child of Life by telling our subjective selfhood of the Child they are. 

Imperceptibly, bit by bit, we let the inner Child lead us to the right hand and to the left. Imperceptibly, our reliance on external authority gives way to the Light of Life within ourselves, and we quarrel no longer with any man. Then we see the Child in all men, even the arrogant and scornful, even the feeble and sick. As we look for the Child in ourselves, we see It in all men and see them coming alive as well. THIS is to give God what is God's. 





If you would like further guidance in understanding any of William Samuel's work based on Self discovery - you are welcome to contact me, Sandy Jones  -- sandy@ojaimail.com  - Ojai, California -   












Thursday, July 6, 2017

Identity is the Center of Being


Excerpt from 
by William Samuel 

Identity Is the Center of Being

Imagine the awe-struck wonder of the cicada when finally it climbs up and out of its two-dimensional, earthbound darkness where it has spent seventeen years in confinement. Fancy the marvel as it wrests itself free of its old shell, opens eyes it did not know it had, and then, in an instant, perceives a new, three-dimensional universe of color, sound, sunlight and love!

If you can imagine the miracle this would seem to the cicada, and multiply it a hundred thousand times, you may comprehend the wonder of the power of this "new" Identity come to bloom, power beyond the comprehension of an earth-bound, two-dimensional misperception of Identity. And this is only the beginning, reader, of countless wonders!
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THE SEED-CENTER
As we have pointed out, there appears to be a "center" being the Reality of every intellectual dualism. The "center" is often quite different in nature from either end of the duality. For instance, NOW transcends the judge's intellectual split of it. NOW is the "beginning" from which the past and future spring and to which they return. The NOW is the "two become one"; it is the "rest," the Sabbath, after the effort of swinging back and forth like a pendulum; it is the "solitary"; it is the "tree that stands unmoved in winter and summer."
We do not find the "white-light-centers" of appearances by looking for them. They are discovered unexpectedly and effortlessly in the course of living as opinionless being. Their real import cannot be comprehended intellectually. Though I may tell you that Sufficiency is the "center" from which poverty and wealth spring by way of personal opinion and judgment, and though you may be certain you understand what is meant by this, it remains for you to feel the transcendent significance for yourself. To do this, you pay a price; you surrender the old identity that makes judgments and holds opinions.
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WHAT I AM

Our Identity as Awareness is the totality of the eternal qualities and attributes of the Godhead, Isness. The Deific qualities, every one, are aspects of "our" Identity, of this Awareness, present right here, right now. When we have discovered the "center" of an apparent dualism, we have comprehended an inviolable fact of the Self-I-am. The judgmental dualisms that appear to confound the intellect are the consequences of the pseudo-ego's judgments and evaluations of the eternal Center. They are the arena within which the Judge must operate; but the Center itself ever remains the transcendent Identity-being-I. (Much of the early Christian literature speaks of the "immovable trees" which reside "in the midst of the garden"; these are the Deific qualities and attributes we have been writing about.)
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AWARENESS IS THE BALANCE THAT PERVADES THE UNIVERSE
Is not conscious Awareness directly "between" seer and seen, as seeing in action? Who will deny it? Generally, the world is unaware of the Balance that pervades everything, permeating the events of nature and the activities of men. Balance is more than a simple presence, however; it is the basis for the way images appear—animate and inanimate, tangible and intangible, etc. More than that, it is the foundation for all that is seen as movement and action.
Words are insufficient to picture this Balance adequately. The Balance, the Whole-Center, is not Isness itself, but the totality of that which Isness knows Itself to be; it is the Self, the Identity-I. The Balance appears to our opinion-making, "thing"-evaluating, self-misidentification as a constant contention between all the dualities judgment creates-open-closed, male-female, hot-cold, good-evil, life-death, first-last, old-young, and on to infinity.
Now listen: To experience an end to all contention with "duality" (not in lip service nor in "Absolute" theory, but in fact) experienced Tranquility, the end of experienced emotional duality, hinges on our mindfulness of Tranquility as a balanced center between "feeling good" and "feeling bad." If we are to enjoy the vistas of Peace lived, if we are to enjoy the Sabbatical Rest that comes from no longer swinging back and forth, we must stop the judgmental pendulum. The Kingdom of Identity "is a movement and a rest," exactly as the one called Jesus said!




If you would like further guidance in understanding any of William Samuel's work based on Self discovery - you are welcome to contact me, Sandy Jones  -- sandyjoneswoodsong@gmail.com  - Ojai, California -