William Samuel

William Samuel
William Samuel

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Irrepressible All-Rightness

Woodsong Notes 
By William Samuel (1973)

Words purporting to speak of the Absolute must be as honest as words can be.  If they are well done, they contain both the precision that satisfies the intellect of us and the love that lets the Heart know they have been LIVED as well as written.  This requires a dedication and intensity "the world" simply doesn't understand.  

At least to this point in history, metaphysical writing is a veritable miracle of obfuscation and intellectual hogwash that says nothing in plain, simple words.  The “metaphysics of the Absolute” is fast becoming the world’s new mysticism which allows one to read whatever he likes into its interpretation.  That sort of stuff doesn’t “wake the dreamer.”  It only makes the dream more comfortable.  

So, how to say what the Absolute discloses without the mystifying, muddling mess of metaphysical language?  That is what has me so long at Woodsong.  How to write what cant’ be written with words alone?  That’s what has me wandering the back trails and fields.  Not searching for the Real but for ways to tell of it—for words that sing to the Heart and say there is noting BUT the Real—either to be seen or do the seeing. 

Where are the ways to say such things?  It is easier to count the stars in the night sky than find them. But they exist—and there are many of us with pen in hand.

“Bill, are you still prattling about a ‘perfect world’ now that it is falling around our feet”  Do you still maintain that ‘God is all’ in the face of governments near collapse, crashing markets and economic systems, warfare and greed, murder and madness everywhere?  Do you still insist there is nothing but GOOD going on even as we are haunted by the specter of shortage at every turn?…Do you still say there is no devil, discord, disease or death?…If you do, you are as mad as a hatter.”

Yes, Jack.  Yes!  I’m still singing the same song and my hat fits!  I’m still telling about a perfect universe for which you and I are the AWARENESS.  And I’m not stating personal opinions or beliefs I simply wish were true.  I’m telling of a perfection I KNOW about—a perfection that stands tall and straight right in the middle of the world's frustrations.  Everyday more and more are finding It.  I know.  There are hundreds of letters here telling me so. 

“If one sees nothing but a perfect world, why DO or WRITE anything at all?”

I don’t write because I have an answer but because there’s a song in my Heart disclosing that I (you) AM the Answer. 

I don’t write to heal someone or some thing, nor to make the world over.  I write because there’s a song in the Heart disclosing I AM the world and all that’s in it—even as “you” are.
We don’t write to DO anything, but, like a child full of gladness, we write to let the inside out and sing—to make the unsounded Symphony HEARD.

By whom?  Myself alone.

It isn’t an “I” that sees perfection, but God who, as this Awareness I-Identity am, sees naught but that God is.  Everything.  And it IS, by God JUST AS IT IS, perfect!

“Some teach that the Absolute is not material, therefore not finite in any sense of the word.  I see material things all day long. Is there any reality in them at all?”

Is there any arithmetic in the number?  Is there any Symphony in the printed note?  Is there any tree in its shadow?  We look for the Principle behind the number.  We listen for the Symphony being the note. We look up from the shadows and find the Tree.  What ever the “thing” we see, it is ISNESS being made plain.  We don’t throw the thing out a mental widow calling it “unreal” or “just a part of the dream.”  We learn to acknowledge that Light which is being the sight, sound or experience.  We stop giving undue importance to the thing and acknowledge the Ineffable Symphony for which things are either chords or discords making the Symphony clear.  But listen, listen: The Symphony, and the notes, that make it known, are ONE Symphony!

“A well known woman practitioner-writer-teacher- has told me countless times I had better ‘get busy and know the Truth.’  That’s what I thought I had been doing but evidentially not.  After all these years in the practice I’m not certain of anything anymore and am feeling quite guilty about it.  Precisely what IS the primary difference between ‘enlightened thinking’ (knowing the Truth) and the ordinary thinking one is engaged in during the day?”

The “ordinary” thinking of the world begins its calculations from the position of a humanity with a problem, sinful and struggling, attempting to achieve a degree of wisdom.  It begins from the position of an ignorant mortal, born in sin, attempting via an uncounted number of pathways to arrive at a “unitive knowledge of Reality.”

On the other hand, the “philosophy of the Absolute” when correctly stated and understood aright begins its statement from the position that Reality, God, is All—absolutely all in All and All is well.  The Absolute “begins” with a real Perfection very much PRESENT—then, from that position EXPLAINS THE SCENE AT HAND, allowing the Heart to tell us what to DO about it. 

The difference between “enlightened thinking” and the ordinary sort is precisely WHICH starting point gives rise to our thoughts.  Is God really ALL?  Is Allness, God, actually omnipotent or is there another power outside Allness struggling to get back in?  Is God really the omniscient, all and only Mind, or is there another mind, sinful and ignorant, struggling, striving and straining to educate itself?  Is God really omnipresent or is there another place OUTSIDE Allness and Onlyness with in which Omnipresence is absent and sin, sickness and death present? 

Ordinary thinking (frequently called “mortal mind”) begins at the bottom with the multiplicity of sense data before it and from here struggles to climb up to God.  Enlightened thinking begins at the top AS God, AS Singleness, AS Allness, AS Omnipotence, Omniscience, Omnipresence, and from THERE looks roundabout at ITSELF with gladness and signing and twinkle in its Eye!!

Now, listen carefully; listen softly:  Both positions view the same Scene!  The same mighty mountains and snow flowers are present to both views—the same children are tumbling in the same green fields and examining the same crawly things—the same events appear to happen “but only God can understand God,” as the bibles of the world so elegantly confirm, and “no man can understand the ways of God.”

As the top position, one looks, understands and knows.  FROM the bottom, one looks into the face of a proliferating multiplicity to be smothered by it and ultimately forced to change perspective.  AS the ALL and ONLY, one looks, and understands, is troubled for a time, then marvels and reigns!  From the bottom, one casts his lot with the leaves and shadows of a far country.  

Ah, but—as the TOP, even the leaves and shadows and mistakes are UNDERSTOOD for the grand purpose they serve.  From the top, our choosing first one position, then the other, is understood.  We are without GUILT and it is all “good”—even the husks and tares; even the Hatter’s madness. 

“What does the Absolute have to say about the present energy crisis?”
There is no ENERGY crisis HERE.  All that is ever “here” for anyone is AWARENESS, LIFE—and awareness is the functioning, the activity, the energy of MIND.  Isn’t it?!  Mind, God, is All.  Consequently, the awareness that reads these words is the only Energy around and It isn’t in short supply. Is it?!

“I understand awareness to be the energy of Mind but what is the short supply of oil, electricity and gasoline for my home and business all about?”

Oil, electricity, atomic power and all the forms of energy are the “out there” appearances that make the “in here” Energy that AWARENESS is apparent—just as the notes of the Symphony make the Symphony apparent.  Just as the colors of the spectrum make white light apparent.  Colors are subservient to Light.  The images of energy are subservient to the Awareness that comprehends them and whose Energy they make plain.  Oil is the EVIDENCE of energy, not Energy ITSELF.  It is the shadow, not the Tree it points to.  One doesn’t hit the panic button when the Tree’s shadow grows weak.  He knows the Tree is still there, untouched and unaffected by the shadow’s wanderings.  But, if one has been worshiping the shadow, glorifying the shadow, buying and selling the shadow as though SHADOW were the Value rather than Tree, then the shadow’s shortage is certain to become one’s necessary concern. 

Why necessary?  Comfortable as the shadow, the Tree-I-am remains unseen and unlived.  Discomfort FORCES an end to the shadow’s reign and the false values we’ve given it. 

For a moment, consider the world’s love of the sundry shadows that fall across its face.  Does it contain a thought of the Tree at all?  All the years of weighing and measuring, the shadows, buying and selling the shadows, possessing, struggling for and lusting after the shadows hasn’t allowed the world even to understand the SHADOWS, much less find the Tree.  What do the sciences of the world know of this very world they measure?  Only that less and less is certain, and every “answer” turns into a dozen new questions yet to be answered.  The shadow-study institutions move ever deeper into their own maze of multiplicity, birthing more shadow studies to ask still more question, to measure the reach of tectonic plates, ponder the problems of polarity and search for Black Holes in the sky already dark with night.  Ever, the measure of shadows rises no higher than the ground they fall on. 

Finally, humanity has arrived at the “point in time” when its shadow-study and shadow-worshiping confusions have it allocating, rationing, fighting over and finally destroying the very sand foundation on which the sciences or mortal thinking stand. 

Where does it go from here?  One day soon, soon, to GIVE UP in its self-imposed agony for the split second of reflection and REST—the Sabbatical rest that lets one say, as God, “Behold, everything is good!”  And, by dang, here is the Tree that has been here since all Eternity!  Yes, yes.  Identity is “Tree,” not a shadow-limb trembling before a shortage of shadow-leaves. 

Consider again.  From the position of shadow-as-most-important, the human sciences can go no higher than themselves, whether they are political, religious, economic or whatever.  Oh, but from the standpoint of TREE ACKNOWLEDGED, the shadow can finally be understood in its entirety!  THEN mankind will discover things about the sticks and stones, flowers and bones, of nature never drempt before—and will know the difference between shadow-fact and non-fact.  Identified as Tree, one can tell the wheat from the tare. 

Be assured: Both the present shortage of shadows and the abundance of shadows labeled “shortage” lead STRAIGHTAWAY  to the Tree of Identity called LIFE.  Life is where the action is.  Life is what the “energy” is. 

The days ahead are certain to contain a mighty storm that casts new shadow atop the old, from strange directions, as the lightening rages roundabout.  We will see many shadows come and go, human values change, human ideals altered, icons smashed. BUT IT WILL ALL BE HAPPENING “OUT THERE” WITH THE SHADOW-VALUES.  We choose to hang in here as the Tree of Light and Life, letting the shadows take care of themselves.  Lo, once the Tree is found, there is hardly a concern for the shadows that led us there—except to thank them. 

Metaphysicians are not surprised by the strange and foreboding events happening in the world today.  The present international drama, as well as every individual experience, is Truth appearing—and every bit of it is good, whether it seems so or not. 

One is prone to view his own personal experience in one light and the events happening in the world in another.  Only the metaphysical (solipsistic) outlook recognizes how closely related the personal scene and world scene actually are.  Only the metaphysical outlook discloses (to the thinking, rational mind) the wonders that are ours with the realization that 
both scenes live and move and have their being within the awareness that takes note of them.  Within this realization, the personal scene and world scene are seen to be ONE scene—the Scene new-seen!  Furthermore, the top-down metaphysical view makes a logical explanation to both the heart and intellect of us as to how and why this is so.  In rare moments it even explains how everything happening is Good-beyond-human-good, no mater how awful it seems to the old nature of us.

The paradox so difficult for most to understand and believe is this: Circumstances, personal and global, will continue as persistently, forcefully, and sometimes chaotically as is necessary to disclose the perfect scene 
already at hand.  Events, however they seem to us, individually as a personal experience or collectively as international affairs, are the intellectual appearing of the irrepressible All-rightness which has been here all the while.

Metaphysicians are not surprised by the strange and foreboding events happening in the world today.  The present international drama, as well as every individual experience, is Truth appearing—and every bit of it is good, whether it seems so or not. 

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 -   

Perfect As It Is

Artwork by Sandy Jones 

Celestial Song 

By William Samuel

If we expect the end of human problems, global problems, problems in nature or from cosmic reaches, the end begins here and now with the Awareness viewing these words.  One does not arrive at the end of catastrophes, shortages, wars—personal or global—while waiting for OTHERS to discover the truth WITH us.  No!  If we wait for others to discover and live the truth with us, we wait in vain past the midnight hour.  ALONE, all alone, we begin right here and do the job for our world OURSELF!  As Awareness, we do this ourself.  The Millennial Peace begins with YOU reader.  The heralded Era lies in you hands of comprehension—not a government’s, not in many working in organizational concert.  The onus is yours to act on here and now!  So, we get at it!……not we, but I.  “I” get busy and return to the beginning.  I return to the primal Christ light that observes and understands the perfection before it.  I do.  Not my others.  Others see this example perhaps and as an added thing may go and do likewise.  But, the perception of others perceiving and beginning to live the Truth comes as intellectual confirmation and really isn’t important, for even when we see the world still destroying beliefs and dreams of misplaced value, we understand THAT appearance too—and understand why it is good.  Not bad—good!

The tangible Millennium yet to be seen in space-time awaits ones UNDERSTANDING what is before the eyes.  There is no need to change ANYTHING but there is the divine command to UNDERSTAND everything.  Where does that start if not HERE as I-awareness?  With others? No. With I.  We, as the wisdom and comprehension of God, look for the perfect reason undergirding every appearance.  “EVERY appearance?  Aren’t some of them illusion and dream?”  EVERY APPEARANCE.  The dream has its reason for appearing too, else how would one know gentle dreamlessness?

There are those who come to us asking.  What do we tell them?  That THIS Awareness reading these words is the Christ life, finally come to set all things straight.  “Even the affairs of the world?”  ESPECIALLY  the affairs of the world!  “How?”  By understanding appearances within Awareness and the perfect reason for their existence. 

We end the fixation with personal affairs to tend the world scene, the WHOLE scene!  The grand librarian LaoTse wrote, Understand the All, the Whole, and that alone…Be the stream of the UNIVERSE--- the sage takes care of ALL men and abandons no one.  He takes care of ALL things and abandons NOTHIING.  This, he said, is called ‘Following the Light.’

Again, that keeper of words who wrote so few, said, “Understand Virtue (perfection) in yourself and Virtue will be real…comprehend virtue in the universe and virtue will be everywhere!”  Who is to do this if not this one whom you call I?  Someone else?  There is no one else.  Someone out there?  There are none out there.  ALL are within This Awareness being I.

“The world is a perfect vessel that cannot be improved.”  Yes, yes—but how this flouts the scientific, judgmental opinion that sees everything going straight to hell!  How many times LaoTse must have been asked,  “If all is perfect, master, then what are we to DO?”  His answer again and again, “Non-action is All-action.”

That “inscrutable answer” can be comprehended now.  Listen softly.  The attempt to balance, heal, secure or correct the world scene is shadow play—sheer foolishness that has become so futile a child can see its headlong plunge into chaos, carnage.  BUT TO COMPRENEND WHY THE SCENE BEFORE THE EYES IS PERFECT JUST AS IT IS is to BEHOLD the scene healed, balanced, righted and secure.  Immediately!  NOW!  Without wait and without effort; without the horrendous human struggle that avails nothing but disquiet. 

We comprehend, we understand, we know.  This is the non-action that is ALL action.  This is the wisdom that appears to the eye as the healing of the nations.  We want the Millennial Peace that brings the end of sin, sickness, disease and death?  Then we BE it!  Nothing less will do.  We BE it consciously!  We gird up our loins and BE it—then DO what that being demands!  These words are just such a doing. 

The attempt to heal a situation, personal or worldwide, is primarily the old sense of self at work.  Ah, but to UNERSTAND old-self at work is Self at work, Self’s comprehension of Self.  To UNDERSTAND personal or worldwide inequities is Self’s comprehension of Self.  Self’s comprehension of Self perceives the reasons for, thence the END of, self and its inequities, individual or worldwide.  This is the ‘way’ of enlightenment.  “This is called Following the Light.”  This is the healing of the nations.


If people give me smiles because I smile at them, I suspect there are some who can give a cool drink of water too, should I need it.  Just as the tree along the river bank, I receive from within; I receive from without—inside and outside the same. 

 I remember my first journey across a desert.  When things began to seem hopeless, when the first hints of anguish began to appear, someone always appeared with water—cool, refreshing water—respite from thirst and discouragement.

So it is, there is always an oasis near us—within/without us—being all there is TO us.  Sometimes that refreshing aspect of Selfhood appears an inner glimmer along the pathway of inner search.  But as often as not, its confirmation comes as someone who, while appearing ‘out there,’ is PLAINLY another view of the Selfhood-I-Am, capable of showing us the tangible water we thirst for—clear water, clean water, undistorted and healing water. 

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 -   

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Honest Philosophy

By William Samuel 

The honest philosophy doesn’t have us climbing through “states and stages” of “spiritual unfoldment” but has us LIVING OUT FROM THE PRESENT POINT OF PERFECTION, there, flinging off the former cloaks of concepts that has us crawling, scratching and grasping our way up the leg of some distant god, hoping to eventually arrive at a holy navel of rebirth THEN rather than NOW.

The honest “teacher” of the Truth LIVES the Light he is and speaks to his view of himself (people) about their UPRIGHTNESS, not their faults (that merely delineate their faultlessness), not their sins (which bespeak their sinlessness), not their weaknesses—because the honest metaphysician perceives that the REAL, and the apparent human foibles that delineate It, are all one REAL, not a dualism at all.

And the honest Awareness of Light lives as the Light he finds himself to be discloses he SHOULD live, without compromise, and without fear of the coldness that ensues when his former cloaks of ego are thrown into the abyss of lessons learned, called memory.

The honest philosophy doesn’t hedge about the appearance of “dualism” but EXPLAINS the whys and hows of it, for every aspect of it—ultimately to disclose that that appears divided is not a dichotomous dualism at all, any more than the Symphony and its delineating notes (harmonious or discordant) are anything but ONE Symphony disclosing Itself to Itself.

The honest metaphysics doesn’t hush nor hedge on the subject of sex and gender, but EXPLAINS it, fully, completely, honestly, without mental reservations or concessions to an anthropomorphic propriety nor how before the inevitable crucifixion of sex deluded arguments that see everything through the eyes of sex alone.

The honest metaphysics doesn’t give vague, vacuous, vomiting explanations of the appearance of birth and death, but DEMONSTRATES the Life that death delineates—and LIVES the effervescent, unbound, eternal CHILDLIKENESS that judgeless awareness eternally is.

The honest metaphysics doesn’t incessantly discount the validity of “pain and anguish” but points out the reasons for the appearance of them and validates the proof that mortal suffering is not the dualistic opposite of Tranquillity but is the POWERLESS delineation of it—Tranquillity the eternal Fact, the delineation, Omniscience’s knowledge of all Tranquillity is not and could never be.

And finally, the honest “teacher” of metaphysics does not leave nor forsake one while his dreamlike night of the fiery furnace is lived as the fiction it is and wherein the philosophic postulates of a Here and Now Perfection are discovered BEYOND intellectuality, beyond surmise, faith or intellectual doubt.

The time for our intellectual honesty to give way to a lived honesty has arrived—an arrival to shake the earth, reverse the magnetic polarity of its thinking, loosing and letting fly the tectonic plates of magnetic materiality, even while our former shields of protection vanish, allowing the naked Child we are to be bathed in a rain (reign) of Light unbelievably bright.

These are not just “psychic” events I speak of, but mental, physical and spiritual as well—all the same Event, disclosing Itself tangibly as Identity: Identity known omnisciently even as Omniscience knows Itself.    

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 -   

Saturday, February 18, 2017

About Experience

Excerpt from 
A Guide To Awareness and Tranquillity
by William Samuel 

Chapter XII 

About Experience and Our Daily Affairs

Experience and Awareness are one and the same Identity-I. I cannot look at a single, unified Perfection, divide it into pieces, then call some of them good and some of them bad; consequently, I have no right to act as a judge. If I do, I must surely appear to suffer the consequences of one who pretends to sit in judgment of God; and if I'm stupid enough to do this, who would I be fooling but myself?


QUESTION:  Exactly what is this daily coming and going of the images of awareness we see? What is this "daily experience"?

ANSWER:  It is the eternal nature of Awareness; the continuity of Mind being aware. Because there is no end to Mind's action, "experience" appears to NOW as an ever new "unfolding." We refer to this unfolding as newness, and this is what "experience" is—the ever newness of Now. This very instant Now is brand new, isn't it? Isn't it always?

QUESTION: Yes, but what is change?

ANSWER: It is the old man's judgmental opinion of Newness. When the intellect is let go, all that has ever been called change (for the better or worse) is seen as sparkling Newness, unbeholden to a past of accumulated causes.

  When one unbinds his Now from the belief that all he sees is bound to a passel of prior causes, "miracles," "instantaneous healings" and all kinds of bright experiences are the usual.



  Listen carefully: Nowness is not a framework within which Awareness operates. Awareness is nowness. Nowness is Awareness. This Now-am-I is my very being and Identity.

  Listen again: The combination of awareness and nowness has been called (by philosophy) "experience." Inasmuch as experience is this now-awareness and since this now-awareness is my Identity, this Identity I am is being all there is to this experience!

  We do not have experiences. We do not suffer through one experience after another. We are no longer acted upon by events after we recognize that experience is the perusal of Identity! Experience is Isness being Self-aware! The experienced is the image of the Self!

  Do you see what this means? We need quake no longer at that which turns out to be the mere shadow of our Self! Eternity is but the ever newness of Now. Pristine Now is "my" Identity. Nothing can happen to "me" unless it can happen to Eternity.


  It is not that Now is tributary to "I" or that I am tributary to Now; rather, it is that Now and I are one Identity, the same Being.


  Re-identification is instant release from the misidentification's self-stultifying pronouncements and from the effects they appear (to the misidentification) to have.



  Since we do not have experiences, and experience is being who and what we are, experience is the action of Isness being Self-aware. Our daily experience is greater than could ever be imagined by the one who judges. It is above all comparison . . . no matter how it seems!

QUESTI0N:  How is this applicable in a practical way?

ANSWER:  I can only tell you to go about your daily affairs actually mindful that perfect Experience is the very Identity you are. Then just watch how practical it is!

  Even by ordinary standards, Identity is established quite beyond the power of anything to disrupt. The force of an atomic blast can do nothing to Identity.

  Tranquility is Tranquility. Love is what Love is. Spirit is Spirit and nothing inserts itself to make it something else. Perfect "Experience" is what it is—perfect experience. It includes all that is called "the power of the atom," yet there is no force within it harmful to itself.

  Experience is my Identity. Identity, like a name, is untouched by tribulation!
  We equate Self and Experience as one Harmony!


QUESTION: What do we see?

ANSWER: What Awareness "sees" is our own heart-felt Self-Identification. If one has been looking on a personal poverty, misery and fear, he is assuredly mistaking his Identity and viewing the evidence of that mis-identification.

  Inevitably, the mis-identifier's view of a Perfection considered outside himself must appear to him as a universe "out there," as a world divided into two camps and those camps subdivided at every point to their mutual distrust and ultimate neutralization, as a good versus evil, white-black, hot-cold, materialistic-idealistic orgy of opposing judgments, ending only with the "new birth"—re-identification—and with the end of personal judgment such re-identification brings.



  Experience appears as however I view my own Identity. Considering myself limited, frustrated, bound-to-a-body man (manifestation), I appear to myself as I believe I am. Contrariwise, knowing Identity to be that which is being the universe and all in it, I must commence to view Now (and all that appears as the "things-experience" within Awareness) as the actual-I that I am, as the Holy Perfection of the One perfect Being. I see every petal of every flower, every twig, every leaf, every rock, every mountain, every star and galaxy that thunders through the heavens and constitutes the universe, as one of the infinite qualities and attributes of my perfect Father, the ineffable Godhead itself; Single Identity perceiving Itself and being "I."

  Reader, read this selection again!


  The day one is enabled simply to let experience be what it is—that is, to let Awareness be unjudgingly, motivelessly aware—is the day one takes tangible hold of the mantle.

  How to "let" is the question of the day. It is not done with effort. It is not done with much grinding of the teeth. It is not done by ignoring appearances. It is done by grace and motivelessness. It is done as love, as gentleness, as tenderness and forgiveness. It is not done by the old nature at all, but by letting the old nature go with re-identification. It is done by Identity come to bloom—and the nourishment for the new bloom is the insistent acknowledgment that Isness, Self-Identified, is even now the only one I am. This is God's grace! This is Light and Love!

  The flower blooms when it blooms.

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 -