William Samuel

William Samuel
William Samuel

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Occluding States of Mind






OCCLUDING STATES OF MIND
How we feel about things influences what we see in the world, no question of that. Envy, jealousy, anger, hatred, greed, lust, fear, insecurity and “love” are some of the occluding states of mind. Who can see the garden's morning blossom when he is frightened for his life? Who can enjoy a birdsong when he's angry?
Well now. We aren't so quick to recognize what these states of mind do to us. There are countless other occluding mental states as well. The engineer's bent for orderliness; the religionist's and metaphysician's predilection for study; the psychic's concern with things psychic; the scientist's examination of cause and effect, all tend to overlook the uncaused and mysterious. They overlook the obvious. The metaphysician's search for meaning behind words overlooks the reasons for the words themselves. The religionist's concern for his organization holds him to that sense of things—which might be out on the edge of things. The organizational metaphysician's loyalty to his group prevents his discovery of balance—if the group isn't the center of things.

Human science has discovered evidence of a fifth “force” in nature, but to this point makes little connection between the perception of those forces and the human condition itself. Religious subjectivists generally ignore the connection, trying mightily to deny dualism, still unaware of the good reason for its appearance in the scheme of things. He calls half of himself unreal, pretending to ignore tangibility rather than understand it. Human science very nearly touches the limits of microcosm and macrocosm but fails to connect its findings to life itself, unaware that scientific search is an examination of living Consciousness.
This is the general rule I'm writing here, and there are certainly many individual exceptions to it. Whoever finds the Child of himself becomes an immediate exception. The Child is the Guide, unafraid to move on with his seeking and finding. The Child looks both ways, so to speak, and sees the principles of the objective studies as clearly as those of the subjective. The Child takes us back to the beginnings of the scheme of Life, through the reasons for theology, onward to the reasons for (and examination of) subjective thinking, still onward to a lived, experienced balance for ourselves in the world—thence to confirmation. Confirmation is the provable “link” between tangibility and Ineffability. Much of that link lies beyond the limits of sense, but not beyond the Heart-Child within us. The Child brings us to the victorious end of the human struggle for wealth, health, dominion and power.
The Child leads us straight to Itself. The Child is the Self of us, the soul. The Child is Life itself. The Child is identity made in the image of God. The Child is precisely what the avatars discovered, marveled at and identified AS—none more beautifully than the historic Jesus.



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seeing


Excerpt from A Guide To Awareness and Tranquillity   by William Samuel 

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.
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HOW TO VIEW THE WORLD
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!
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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.
Excerpt from A Guide To Awareness and Tranquillity   by William Samuel 




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Monday, March 6, 2017

About Love





Excerpt from
A Guide To Awareness and Tranquillity  
 by William Samuel 



CHAPTER XXVI

About Love

  "Love is the key to the Mystery; Love is the astrolabe of life."

  Love, as Love is, remains unperceived until one puts aside the personal sense of self, until he lays down the "life" of the pseudo-identity and lets go the actor who believes himself to be Great judge and opinion-holder.

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  What joy is known when we awaken to perceive that Love is our Identity! This Self-I-am is Love itself. Love is being all there is to "me." Love is being this Consciousness here and now!

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  WE ARE NEVER TO BE CONCERNED WITH THE "LOVING OR UNLOVING" ACTIONS OF OTHERS! Rather, we are to understand fully that Love itself is THIS Identity! Love is Identity being "I." Love is our continuous identification.

  LOVE IS NOT A WAY TO ACT, BUT AN IDENTITY TO ACCEPT! I went about for such a long time thinking Love was a way I was supposed to perform, that I was to act "loving" and that others were to act loving toward me. But, once I accepted the Self to be Love, I found there is no way to act but as Love. We awaken to see there is no other love but this Love being "me."

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  There are no objects of perception we must rush out and love. The "neighbors" we are to love as ourselves are within the Self, within Awareness, not separate nor apart from it. Awareness is forever, tenderly, gently beholding the Infinity being all Identity is.

  Isness loves the infinity Isness is. This is the only love going on. God loves the Reality God is; there is no other reality. One-Only-Reality "loves" (knows and is aware of) Itself. That Love in action is this Awareness-we-are.

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  Love is simple. Love is tender and effortless. Love is pure, motiveless Awareness that makes no judgments and clutches no opinions. Love is forgiveness. Love is humility. It wrestles with nothing because there is naught outside Identity to be contrary to its nature. It simply is. It is the Identity we are, not an act we must perform.

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  Tenderness is the hallmark of love. It accomplishes more in an instant than force does in an aeon.

  The lover touches the face of his love with an open hand and a tender touch. Love speaks with a soft voice. It has no need of pressure or coercion. The tender touch and the soft sound warm the coldest appearance.

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  Why does mankind resort to ugliness when it surely compounds his problem? Why doesn't he try gentleness and tenderness when its effectiveness is so apparent? Here is why: he interprets something he must do or something someone should do for him. But Love is not a doing; it is a being. It is effortless, because it is the Identity we are.

  With a fragile blossom, the flower tells of love; but it does not dictate the form and color of the bloom nor put a price on its fragrance. It does not judge; it simply blooms, without regard or regret. It blooms even if no one is there to praise it. It blooms with a tenderness void of pretension and selfishness. It gives itself without anger; without force. It gives with honesty and simplicity. The flower doesn't love by "doing," but by being the flower it is. THIS is the love to be: acknowledgment that God's Love is the love we are.

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  The stars will fall before we can be given love! It is foolish to expect someone to give us affection, to show us gratitude or in some way be "loving" to us. Inasmuch as Love is what WE are, it is being all there is to every image within awareness. Furthermore, it is being the very action images appear to be engaged in, no matter what opinion personal judgment holds.

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  Churchdom has the cart before the horse when it speaks of love as though it were a duty; as though one were to be punished if he acted otherwise; as if the crown had no jewels until we do such and so.

  This is not to disparage kindly deeds, but there is only one way to act loving, and that is to see that the only Identity in all existence is Love itself. That Identity is this one-I-am (and you are, reader.) Identity is unceasing Love in action.

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  Love is exactly where the consciousness is that reads these words—that feels the wind, rain and sunshine of a Summer day! Yea, this very awareness we call "me" is the presence of infinite affluence, health, holiness and love. This is how close we are to all we might have thought necessary for happiness! How close can we get? ALL is here, right now, closer than breathing. It is our Identity, awaiting Self-acknowledgment.

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  Do you think Identity is one thing and worldly wealth another? Let me tell you right now: Identity is not a Spiritual Realm away out there somewhere, attainable only through strict intellectual practices or arduous in-breathing and outbreathing of metaphysical exercises. When one finds himself ready to let go the imposter, and does it, to rest in the warmth of the Already Only, that one finds whatever he appears to need, dumped right in his lap effortlessly, unavoidably. He finds love and companionship to be what he is—Identity.

  Identity—which is the perception of Totality—cannot look upon itself as poor, needy and without love, can it? Love sees Love! What else? Love is what you're looking at, neighbor—and it is the looking!

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Dear Mr. Samuel,

  My husband and I are not always together in our search for Truth. Very often, my interest in Truth appears to mean nothing to him and to cause antagonism. Will you comment on this?

Dear Mrs. Love,

  The Truth-we-be appears continually as new ideas we are coming to comprehend. It is natural to share our delight and enthusiasm with someone else, but we let go the notion that we must see them indicate their understanding, acceptance and approval of these new ideas. We are in the beholding business, and not in the business of judging how certain images are supposed to act or respond. To free them of such obligations is to find ourselves free of any dependence upon them for our happiness. Why should we limit our pleasure to the actions of others? When we stop this, we see no more antagonism "out there." (See the selection The Basis for Action and the one following, page 102.)

  It is frustration and folly to attempt to determine and arrange for the proper appearance of the images within our seeing. The Identity we are and have always been, is Perception itself. Awareness is perceiving, not dictating what is to be perceived nor how it should appear. The attempt to arrange the affairs of the objects within Awareness is the "effect" of desire, the "cause" of misery. This is unnecessary activity that we can stop immediately and effortlessly, because Perfection is the finished fact already.





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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Third Step





Excerpt from
by William Samuel 


THE WORLD IS A PERFECT VESSEL AND WHOEVER
TRIES TO ALTER IT, SPOILS IT. LaoTse, 500 B.C.

The view that there is no world to heal and no persons to instruct is a perfect view—almost. But there is a View beyond that view, as the real master have told, including LaoTse, Jesus and many others. The greater view simply hasn't been widely “seen” yet.

“Oh, yes? What?” the minister, metaphysician and philosopher ask in unison.

There is a world to be understood rather than denied. When it is understood, we understand the reasons for the illusion of a world in need of healing.

Nothing is done for this world of illusion by the view that there is no world to heal nor persons to illumine. (If the absolute view of metaphysics really “worked,” the illusive world would not appear to be on the brink of a common disaster in every field of human experience.) To arrive at the near-final conclusion that the world is all right (despite the tenacious claims and holds of world-belief to the contrary) is a wonderful and necessary second step, but Truth is an ongoing revelation that ultimately tells us why the appearing appears. Subjectivism without the Child within is a dead thing, even as religion is. Without the Child, religion and metaphysics are like stillbirths in the world. The final light from the third step (the step beyond metaphysics) tells us what we are to do for the illusion. When we know this, we set out to do it. And until we do that, we haven't done anything.

To paraphrase the enlightened Zen saying once more (Mountain; not a Mountain; Mountain again); First there is a world to heal and many ignorant people to be instructed; then we see there is no world to heal nor persons to be illumine; finally, the world is understood for why it appears, and our real action begins, with much for us to do in each position.

These are the apparent steps along the way up the mountain of Da Shan. The minister often bogs down in the first step, the absolutist most certainly in the second. The illumined are those who have continued to move on and have found the Child within themselves. The Child is the third step, and those who have found It are already gathering into a joyful new community preparing the way for mankind's recognition of the Child-within-Everyman. Messiah! This Community spans the universe in a sweet camaraderie of simplicity and childlikeness.

But, let the reader understand: The child within us can be acknowledged and found anywhere along the objective or subjective way. Within religion or outside it. We do not leave or forsake either science, religion, metaphysics or “the world.” Rather we understand them and include them to infinity, perceiving whatever is real of their activities and truth. The Child within does this for us! Wherever and whenever the Child enters our conscious recognition, That One takes us quickly through the objective, subjective, male, female, first, last, above and below “steps,” without ignoring or ridiculing them—and brings us to a marvelous Balance and a unitive knowledge of Godhead. In that balance, where the marvelous Equation is learned and lived, we live our subjectivism in the objective experience, accomplishing wonders—and mankind doesn't even see us doing it!

The first step laughs at the second. The second step holds itself mighty and superior, doing nothing in the world that it calls an illusion. The second step deceives the elect and denies both the first and third steps with all the vigor it possess. Religion and metaphysics without the Child neither eat the oats they profess nor allow the world to. But the Child IS the third step—and includes the lesser steps to infinity. The Child within us leads the way to Godhead here at hand.

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Han and Mary were talking at the pond. “Friend Han, you have said that the subjective (metaphysical) view of the Perfect World is only half the truth. What is the other half?”

“The objective truth,” answered Han.

“And these two are the whole Truth?” asked Mary.

“Oh no,” Han said emphatically. “Godhead and Its Selfhood, the Child, are the whole Truth. They are much greater than the sum of their parts.”





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