William Samuel

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William Samuel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Drinking The Water



I just received the most beautiful note from a dear Child Heart Angie.
one who has found It
With her permission, I do want to share it with all of you:



to: Sandy Jones 
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:00 PM
Subject: Right or wrong I'm happy!



HI Sandy,

I'm just going to write down what comes as it comes about my experience of finding the Child and how it is SO different than what I was going through while studying nonduality and seeking and trying and striving to "find it.'

Here goes...

First off the trying to "it" I was trying to find IS THE CHILD!
That of course I already am and always was but did not KNOW it.

As I was searching to Find "it" there was misery. Yes at times a lessening of misery and some type of a peace.

HOWEVER,

Looking back on it, I liken that  to this....It was like sitting in one of the deck chairs on the Titanic while trying to “silently witness and accept without resistant” that I'm going down on this sinking ship!
And I could find glimpses of peace. And yes, I suppose that IS better than running around the deck consumed with terror, arms flailing screaming “I’m gonna die! I’m gonna die”
....BUT....

Finding the Child is  like NOT BEING ON THE TITANIC AT ALL!

Somehow there is just not the yucky stuff to have to “silently witness” and “observe with non attachment.” For some reason I don’t have to “just being with what is”.
Because “what is” is WONDERFUL!! No thought about “being with it”. In some way without even thinking about it I AM WHAT IS and ALL THAT IS and yet I am, without thinking WITH what is. ALL one. All seemlessly One. It’s the two that is one.



The CHILD does not have to be the “witness”, the “silent observer” who observes his emotions and thoughts. NOPE not at all. Doing all that would just get in the way of the joy of it all. That would be throwing away the Child that is FOUND to once again search FOR the CHILD.

When I was a child, I'm sure things were going on that the me, as the adult, would not have wanted to happen.
But as a child somehow I was just untouched and free of it all.
And THAT is the CHILD that we ARE. Our true nature!

Nondual teachings had their place and time for me. BUT those teachings were pointing me to the CHILD, that I already was and is and am already.

. The Child does not have to go around asking “who am I’, who am I, who am I?

The Child IS the “who am I”
Once I find the “who am I”, I no longer have to ask it. In fact that would be jumping back into insanity again.

Did you ever see a Child wondering “who am I”?
No, the Child just IS what it IS. It’s the BEING AND LIVING OF IT.

That’s why finding the Child that we were as children helps us to remember the CHILD that we are. The Child that we were when little children was more closer to this pure awareness that all the teachers talk about.
There was not much of  a “story” as teachers talk about. I had not lived long enough yet to have much of a “story”. I was just FREE and Happy and all was what it was and I was what I was.

So when you can remember and FEEL and BE that way you were as a Child you come close to your true SELF.

I remember the day the CHILD heart of me came alive.

I was and had been so MISERABLE with my study of nonduality and the seeking of it all. It had gone on for YEARS. I had been studying teachers even before they became main stream and popular and had been seeking, seeking, trying and straining. Then even trying to "give up the search". lol
Trying to "give up the search" in order to find what I was searching for!! lol


That morning I had been FEELING the CHild though. Ever so slightly. There were glimpses and glimmers. Like the way when I was a child sitting in the clover watching my pet rabbit eat. The way the breeze felt the way the Sun looked. The way the LIGHT looked. And it was more than remembering it the FEELING of it was RELIVING the Child.

Anyway, I was worn out with thinking and wondering "is the child the correct teachings"? Is this really nondual? Is this the highest teaching about the Child?

Finally I went to the store to by a pack of cigarettes and I just sort of said to myself. I'm not going to think about this anymore today I simply can not.

Then while standing in line waiting to get my cigarette at the counter the CHILD CAME ALIVE!
That FEELING, that BEING that I had been having little glimpses of was THERE and LIVING and BREATHING. The LOVE the JOY and FREEDOM I felt was like it lifted me up out of a dark tomb into LIFE!

I remember seeing the lady that was about to ring me up with my pack of cigarettes and just feeling LOVE for her. I knew she felt it too somehow. The way she smiled back at me and the FEELING of it all. I could tell somehow that what I was feeling she was able to feel too. This might sound silly but it is true.
It was more than just a smile It was the "energy" (?) of it or something. The whole BEINGNESS Living and ACTING at the moment.

Right then and there I was FREE. I KNEW that this was IT FOR ME. And I realized that if this isn't "IT", it will DOOOO!!!!!

There was no desire to seek and to search and to question. There was NO SUFFERING. And really it wasn't like there was simply a lack of suffering, there was JOY, LOVE. I can't even use the word peace because it was more than that.
Maybe I could say it was PEACE ALIVE!!

Maybe that's it.

Maybe with my other teachings and practicing there had been peace. And it felt good.  
But The CHILD IS MORE!!
Who needs peace when you have JOY AND LOVE!! I wouldn't even TRADE Joy and Love for peace. For me, peace is a step down from the LOVE AND JOY AND LIVING that the Child gives.
This HAPPINESS, JOY And LOVE IS for me what I am calling PEACE ALIVE!!

Maybe peace is the door to walk through to get to love and joy.

Heck, a graveyard can be peaceful!! In fact when I visit my grandmother’s  grave I often note how peaceful it is.

BUT....

The CHILD is WAY MORE THAN THAT!!

The Child is DISNEY WORLD and sharing your cotton candy and skipping along laughing at Micky Mouse and getting hugs from Goofy and not giving two hoots how I look while doing it!

Nonduality teachers led me to peace at times. But there was always this searching and wondering where it is and how do I find it. as the saying goes I was a "miserable seeker".
And wondering what was true. Who was the best teacher to follow.

When I found the CHILD  I just KNEW that even if this wasn’t “IT” this was GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!
I could not imagine anything better. There was just a natural dropping away of wanting to search for something more.

It was like I had been wandering in the desert for days and days with no water and then stumbling upon a cool running stream! I would simply start drinking and LOVING it. Without thought anymore, that I needed to find water.

After finding WATER and being in the joy of being quenched I would not being thinking "I wonder if this is the RIGHT stream of water, maybe I should try to find a better one, one that is the True stream that I should drink out of.

NO!!! Once you have found water you KNOW it. You just DRINK!

 I knew I had found what I needed and I needed to search no more.

I wonder if this is what Jesus meant when he spoke of living water.

I had found the LIVING water.

The CHILD IS THE LIVING of this. The LIVING WATER
The nonduality search is the walking in the desert looking for it.

I guess we have to walk through the desert.  
But the CHILD lets us FINALLY find the WATER.

At first I thought simply finding the Child was too simple.
Now I see!
OF COURSE it's going to be simple since we ALREADY ARE WHAT WE ARE SEEKING!!
It would HAVE to be simple. Anything more would be returning to the desert to search again for water.

The simplicity of the teaching of finding the child even confirms the TRUTH of it.
Wouldn't it HAVE to be simple since we really are it already??
Anything more would only take us away from it.

For so long, so many teachings had me searching.
The Child has me finding!
Even if I say I “found” the Child. A more accurate term is that I’m FINDING the Child.
Coming to know more and more of SELF.
I find a little here and little there. Each day is more self discovery of the Child that I am.
Perhaps it’s infinite.
But the Child really does not think about it. The Child just IS IT.


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If you would like to learn more about this Child read William Samuel's book



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giving


"Flower"  Sketch by Sandy Jones  Art Work 


GIVING TO GOD WHAT IS GOD'S 

The question now becomes: How does one give to God what is God's? There needs to be no doubt or argument about how one is to do this. We do it exactly as the Christ Light lived and taught. “To Caesar and to God.” Ministers give the spiritual bread of life to the congregation. The metaphysician who talks to his or her friends about the wonders of Truth in his personal affairs is doing the same—in different words and in a different context, but these two actions, the minister's and the metaphysician's, are the same.

Such giving is precisely what Jesus meant. He lived this activity with a ministry everyone is familiar with. Then, that Light of Life told those who could hear this voice to go and do as he had done: to tell the Story and “heal the sick.”

The objectivist churchman gives freely of his tangible wealth, but often he doesn't give so freely of his own inner glimmers. In the world there is a great reluctance to talk about things so personal and meaningful. If there is talk at all, it is usually expressed in the words of some respected spiritual authority or quoted as scripture until one becomes little more than a walking anthology for the words of other people. This is hardly being a spokesman for one's own gift of Light. One's own Light is left unwritten, unstated and sadly unreflected. As a matter of fact, the churchman often has little he can say about the “sweet glimmering joys of the inner Gift” because those sparks come primarily from giving them.

The orthodox schools are more likely to make moral, psychological and ethical gift-statements to others or statements from scriptures that support an organizational view of salvation. These statements, from object to object about objective experiences, are the first step. Ah, but when the subjective idea dawns and we realize that the world lives within the Awareness that sees it, our gift to the world become quantum in their power. It may appear we are giving to one needy man or woman, but we are giving subjectively to the universe of Man.

On the other hand, having heard of Oneness and having experienced some intimation of the power of subjectivism and his affairs, the student of Truth is more likely to give that aspect of Truth to his acquaintances; but Glimpses do not continue to come from that activity either, unless one is giving his substance to the world as well—and here we have the strange blind bind of Metadelphia and its extreme position in Absoluty.

Nothing in metaphysical literature to this point in time tells of the Child or the Child's Equation. The whole wonder of “giving” becomes most remarkable when one does both kinds of giving and receiving. A divine synergism develops, as one quickly finds when he puts this double-barrelled action to the test.

ABSOLUTE BOSH AND NONSENSE, SAMUEL!

This is a difficult concept for students of the Truth, especially those who are hanging tightly to the absolute position that decries the reality of matter in all of its appearances. The metaphysician within myself was certain the charities for human ailments and disasters headed the list of illusions that weren't happening and 
shouldn't be supported.

The absolute position insists that broken hearts and cancer are not real and do not exist. The paradox is, they don't actually, but that is not the point here. They seem to exist and we are all dealing with the seeming, however absolute and isolated we think we've become. The consciousness of need appears in the same “seeming” world the metaphysician denies and ignores. Wherever one has been able to move beyond this peculiar-to-metaphysics barrier sufficiently to get up, get out and give to a charity or needy family anyway, that one begins to receive in ways he never thought possible!

Still, that much giving is only the first part of it. There remains the other part—and even that is only a bit of the Equation.

I liken the second kind of giving to the seed's inexplicable gift to the sunlight. It shoots a tiny stem up into sheer nothingness—and when it does, the entire universe gives back to the seed. Even so for the seeker when he finishes the transaction. And gives to God what is God's. In this arena, the objective view of things surrenders before the least Glimpse of subjectivism. 


Nothing is more basic than the following “spiritual” truth. Giving the spiritual truth is the door-opener to Light, just as giving one's substance is the door-opener to worldly riches. I do not believe one receives the real glimmers of Truth until that one has given of his storehouse to others—and, most certainly, he doesn't continue to receive them unless he does.

BEYOND THEORY AND SPECULATION

These exchanges must be made in actual fact, not merely thought about and considered and judgmentally debated as to their merits. The gift goes “out” from our tangible bodily hand into the hand of someone else “out there,” in Caesar's world. And our own words of stories and events when the Light of Life has done something in our affairs is spoken out of our present body and listened to by someone at hand to receive the essences, the spiritual light, which, essentially, is giving God what is God's! The interface with Light/light is not complete until this is done in actual fact. Oh, but when we have done it, we feel it and know it is right!


The “gift to God” is most quickly accomplished with words to men, written or spoken. But both gifts are made and both exchanges are completed right here by oneself, out of his own wealth (external) and his own Glimpse, himself (internal)


Excerpt from "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics"
By William Samuel    

Available on Amazon

Line Upon Line

   

"Sparkles"  By Sandy Jones   Art Work 
     


LETTER TO A FRIEND

  Thank you for the call, dear friend, Zeke.

  Jeremiah spoke of the Mystery as arriving “Line upon line,” a reference to the last letter of the old Hebrew alphabet, which came to be believed to have special power. He added “precept upon precept.” It has come that way for me, Zeke. I do not believe it comes to anyone otherwise. There may be “road to Damascus” enlightenments, but those events are not UNDERSTOOD or CONFIRMED quickly. Understanding comes “precept upon precept.” Yours will come more quickly now because you are willing to get the veil out of the way—and to Do what you will be given to do. 

  Listen carefully: Get yourself a notebook and begin a journal. There is a “flow” from the Ineffable Beyond Name into our 

conscious/unconscious awareness, and from there into tangibility. We move into that flow as we clothe our Glimpse with words. That flow is continual, constant, ever-flowing—from non-Movement into tangibility and the world's movement.

  The purpose of the journal is to consciously become the very point where the Ineffable becomes tangible in the world, that is, to unblock the Flow and allow it to move through our CONSCIOUS awareness again—just as it did when we were children. 

  This is not a religious approach, Zeke, because because the flow of Glimpses from Godhead pertains to EVERYTHING good, true and wonderful. Beauty, wonder, form, color, tenderness, the fragrances of flowers, the beauty of children and mountains and June bugs, excitement, enthusiasm, FEELINGS of love and awe, and especially memories of the grand events of our lives are all part of the Flow.

  Mark a section of your journal “GLIMPSES” and begin making a list of the notable Glimpses you have had in your life.

  Glimpses of what? Nothing complex here. Just THINK BACK and remember the joyful, moving, significant moments. When you first fell in love. When you got your first bicycle. Any of the special, meaningful events you remember. LIST them. It isn't necessary to write in detail about them. At this time, just LIST THEM. Such as (some of mine):
  1. Military school and homesickness.
  2. The little girl, Barbara.
  3. The picnic and the cow's soulful eyes.
  4. The man screaming in the church.
  5. Walking to meet Mom in the evening.

  Go back to your childhood, Zeke, and recall all the events that stick in your mind for ANY reason, painful or otherwise, because their sticking in memory is evidence they taught you something. You may omit the most painful ones if you like, but be certain to list the GOOD ones. What they taught isn't important right now. You are just making a list of the powerful MOMENTS in your earlier days.

  At the moment, it seems I'm asking you to recall memories, and in a way, I am, but we'll call them GLIMPSES later, as you will see. This is a meaningful exercise, Zeke. Just do it. Pay particular attention to the sensations, feelings, moods and memories that come, AND KNOW THIS: As those things “come into consciousness,” Something very healing to the BODY is coming with them. 

  Will you do this, Zeke? Set up a specific time, early in the morning and again in the afternoon or evening, each day. Not long. You set the time. Ten or fifteen minutes MINIMUM. Some days, when the Flow is really coming, STAY WITH IT. In a year or two (for you, how about a month or two?) you will be surprised and delighted to find that the Flow is CONSTANT and that you can actually do what the prophet said: “Whatsoever things are good and true .... think on these things.”

  You have just begun. I assure you, that Child LIVES, Zeke. Everything you felt as a kid, you can and WILL feel again! “Prove me now, herewith...!” the Child within will lead you to all things else. Then, you will have the opportunity to do the same for many others, even as now I do for you. 


  Hang in there, man. We have a lot to do for our world!

Excerpt from "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics"   By William Samuel 

Available on Amazon 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Child's Interface



INSIDE/OUTSIDE, OUTSIDE/INSIDE, THE CHILD'S INTERFACE

  Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more important than the following: In all existence, there is a “flow” involved. Be gentle with yourself and remember the flow of old. What was it? When we were children we interfaced with God and the world freely. Our imagination flowed without restraint into the world of people, places and things. By the same token, the world of people and things flowed freely into the child. We saw a frog (outside) and, presto, the imagination was off and running. Or, we thought of kings and queens (inside), and immediately the people walking up the street (outside) became part of the royal court (BOTH sides). 

Adulthood has woven a veil that hangs between the Child-heart and the world. The world outside has become the adult's reality, bound in time. The free-flowing exchange from inside to outside, outside to inside, has been interrupted and insulated by the unconscionable bastard we insist on being in linear time.

  Just as a stopped-up kitchen sink needs to flow again, it is necessary for us to regain to flow—outside/inside, inside/outside—moving freely again. Examining one's own thoughts is the necessary first step—and make no mistake, it is necessary. The Child thinks differently than the old man, as you are feeling already while the Child comes alive in your experience. Of course, writing is not the only way to examine one's thoughts (and thinking), but it is the most immediate way to do it by oneself.

  In human history, the “breakthroughs” to greater dimensions have inevitably occurred with writing playing a major part in the process—from the ancient forest wanderers to these final days of this civilizations, as physicists sit pondering their equations. The historic Jesus may have written only in the sand, but who can dispute he caused much to be written? So, we do this writing for ourself alone—without an intermediary between ourself and God. Who stands between the thinking and the thought but our Self? In the end, all the words being spoken and written in the name of Truth are as nothing compared to our OWN experienced interface with Reality—inside and outside.

  The instant a word of our own is written on the paper before us, our tangible scene has been altered—moved toward darkness or light, for better or worse, by that written (and spoken) word. If we keep the flow passing between the heart and the fingers that touch the world, the old bastard's barrier becomes less opaque and our experience in the world starts improving. As the Child of us shows us our birthright atop Da Shan (and we're quickly on our way the moment we take pen in hand), the climbing adult diminishes, the Child increases in consciousness, more and more—until, atop the mighty mountain of Kwangse, naught remains but the True Identity, the Child I am. 

  Despite all you have heard elsewhere, there is no way “There” short of finding and living the Child that IS there and everywhere. There are no shortcuts. No church can take us there. No doctrine can do it for us. We may lay metaphysical claim to our heritage until the jade eggs of Da Shan hatch, but we don't receive that heritage until we BECOME the Child in conscious, living action. 

Intellectualism has its place, but it doesn't take us home. The Child's conscious “return” to the peak of the mountain is accomplished in living fact before one gets off the temporal world's wheel of trials, tribulations, beginnings and endings, time and rebirth.


Excerpt from  "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics"   By William Samuel 

Available on Amazon


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Old Han, Master of Kwangse Province



OLD HAN, MASTER OF KWANGSE PROVINCE

From the soldier's notebook:

  The teacher was in a mystical mood the day the important metaphysician arrived. I recorded the words carefully and write them here.

Han said:

  “There is a Flame within us. It burns bright at times and we feel it mightily. When it burns we are warmed through and through. 

  “There is a Child within us. When it stirs we are brought alive. 

  “There is a bright Light within. It comes ever closer as we get closer to the Child, bringing a power with it that makes everything new. 

  “Between the Flame and the Child and the very bright Light, nothing else is so real. The world falls away from them—line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little. 

  “I marvel at the Wonderful Plan that made me out of these three. We stand as a solitary, these two and I. I am become the Child and I reign as witness over my subjective view of things. I am given Dominion here. 

“Now hear this, all my old friends of Kwangse Province, all that is true for me is true for you. The Child within us proves it True.”

 A loud voice came from the court yard. It was the important priest and metaphysician. 

“Oh yes, Master Han,” he shouted so everyone could hear, “That sounds marvelously mystical and inspiring, but if it is true, why do you sit there eating porridge, looking more feeble than anyone? You don't look like one who has learned the Mystery of Life to me. You don't look like a teacher of Truth is supposed to look.”


 Han finished the last spoon of porridge, stretched himself on the cot and emitted an enormous belch. “The holy man you are looking for is inside you, my friend. The honest teacher tells you that.” Soon Han was sleeping. The stranger left quickly to find another teacher.

Excerpt from "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics"  
By William Samuel 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Child and the Child's Equation







by William Samuel 

PROFOUND SIMPLICITY

The Child and the Child's Equation 


GIVING GOES IN TWO DIRECTIONS

We have noted that the two aspects of giving are like the seed giving its roots to the earth (Caesar) and its limbs to the air (Spirit). What is the equivalent in one's human experience? Giving to the earth is giving a part of one's tangible substance to someone who needs it. As certainly as a seed must give part of its actual inner substance to the earth—literally and actually—so the victorious man must give some of his worldly substance. The man who gives little or nothing to the earth is certain to receive little or nothing from the earth and must resort to taking what he needs from others.

GIVING TO GOD WHAT IS GOD'S 

The question now becomes: How does one give to God what is God's? There needs to be no doubt or argument about how one is to do this. We do it exactly as the Christ Light lived and taught. “To Caesar and to God.” Ministers give the spiritual bread of life to the congregation. The metaphysician who talks to his or her friends about the wonders of Truth in his personal affairs is doing the same—in different words and in a different context, but these two actions, the minister's and the metaphysician's, are the same.

Such giving is precisely what Jesus meant. He lived this activity with a ministry everyone is familiar with. Then, that Light of Life told those who could hear this voice to go and do as he had done: to tell the Story and “heal the sick.”
The objectivist churchman gives freely of his tangible wealth, but often he doesn't give so freely of his own inner glimmers. In the world there is a great reluctance to talk about things so personal and meaningful. If there is talk at all, it is usually expressed in the words of some respected spiritual authority or quoted as scripture until one becomes little more than a walking anthology for the words of other people. This is hardly being a spokesman for one's own gift of Light. One's own Light is left unwritten, unstated and sadly unreflected. As a matter of fact, the churchman often has little he can say about the “sweet glimmering joys of the inner Gift” because those sparks come primarily from giving them.

The orthodox schools are more likely to make moral, psychological and ethical gift-statements to others or statements from scriptures that support an organizational view of salvation. These statements, from object to object about objective experiences, are the first step. Ah, but when the subjective idea dawns and we realize that the world lives within the Awareness that sees it, our gift to the world become quantum in their power. It may appear we are giving to one needy man or woman, but we are giving subjectively to the universe of Man.

On the other hand, having heard of Oneness and having experienced some intimation of the power of subjectivism and his affairs, the student of Truth is more likely to give that aspect of Truth to his acquaintances; but Glimpses do not continue to come from that activity either, unless one is giving his substance to the world as well—and here we have the strange blind bind of Metadelphia and its extreme position in Absoluty.

Nothing in metaphysical literature to this point in time tells of the Child or the Child's Equation. The whole wonder of “giving” becomes most remarkable when one does both kinds of giving and receiving. A divine synergism develops, as one quickly finds when he puts this double-barrelled action to the test.

ABSOLUTE BOSH AND NONSENSE, SAMUEL!

This is a difficult concept for students of the Truth, especially those who are hanging tightly to the absolute position that decries the reality of matter in all of its appearances. The metaphysician within myself was certain the charities for human ailments and disasters headed the list of illusions that weren't happening and shouldn't be supported.

The absolute position insists that broken hearts and cancer are not real and do not exist. The paradox is, they don't actually, but that is not the point here. They seem to exist and we are all dealing with the seeming, however absolute and isolated we think we've become. The consciousness of need appears in the same “seeming” world the metaphysician denies and ignores. Wherever one has been able to move beyond this peculiar-to-metaphysics barrier sufficiently to get up, get out and give to a charity or needy family anyway, that one begins to receive in ways he never thought possible!

Still, that much giving is only the first part of it. There remains the other part—and even that is only a bit of the Equation.

I liken the second kind of giving to the seed's inexplicable gift to the sunlight. It shoots a tiny stem up into sheer nothingness—and when it does, the entire universe gives back to the seed. Even so for the seeker when he finishes the transaction. And gives to God what is God's. In this arena, the objective view of things surrenders before the least Glimpse of subjectivism. 

Nothing is more basic than the following “spiritual” truth. Giving the spiritual truth is the door-opener to Light, just as giving one's substance is the door-opener to worldly riches. I do not believe one receives the real glimmers of Truth until that one has given of his storehouse to others—and, most certainly, he doesn't continue to receive them unless he does.

BEYOND THEORY AND SPECULATION

These exchanges must be made in actual fact, not merely thought about and considered and judgmentally debated as to their merits. The gift goes “out” from our tangible bodily hand into the hand of someone else “out there,” in Caesar's world. And our own words of stories and events when the Light of Life has done something in our affairs is spoken out of our present body and listened to by someone at hand to receive the essences, the spiritual light, which, essentially, is giving God what is God's! The interface with Light/light is not complete until this is done in actual fact. Oh, but when we have done it, we feel it and know it is right!

The “gift to God” is most quickly accomplished with words to men, written or spoken. But both gifts are made and both exchanges are completed right here by oneself, out of his own wealth (external) and his own Glimpse, himself (internal).



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 -