by William Samuel
MORE ABOUT THE INTERNAL CLOCK IN HUMANITY
A marvelous new Event is about to begin for mankind, if it hasn't already. That Event will be, in part, the “discovery” of another force in nature, the edge of a greater dimension that, when understood, will put everything relative to life, space, time, matter and our human society into new and unexpected perspective. Our physical sciences stand at the edge of this discovery already—and where science stands presently, mankind is sure to follow because the world trusts its pragmatic provers. This Event has already broken through to touch individuals here and there. Its power and new dimension have been quietly proven and put to work in the world. Science will shortly confirm this, but lo, human sciences, by their very nature, will be unable to show us how to use this inner Event. Science gave us nuclear power but was unable to prevent our destructive use of it.
Well, now. This is the sort of finding of a greater dimension one would have expected to emerge from the ongoing religions, from the new metaphysicians or the avant garde. Rather, it will come from the particle physicist, the mathematician, the astronomer, the new cosmologist and the childlike dreamer, precisely for the reason that their thinking is ongoing and not so bound by the creeds, dogmas and solidified interpretations of scriptures which bind the Hindu, the priest, the Zen student, the rabbi, metaphysician and minister—and, especially, the ordinary churchman.
The two dimensional caterpillar is just one dimension away—one internal effort of it's own—from another stage in its own development. When it emerges from its inner writhing within the cocoon, it has entered the next dimension of its affairs and, lo, the old order of blindness has passed away. The caterpillar has become sighted and everything around him is amazing and wonderful to his new eyes. Limited before to the strides a caterpillar can make with its little legs, now the new creature—butterfly—has wings to fly through fields undreampt before.
Similarly, the cicada, living in the darkness of the earth for most of its life, feeding on the roots of trees, begins to feel a stirring within himself which is so dramatic it causes him to let go the familiar source of food and begin pushing against the black earth surrounding him. Like the caterpillar, he wriggles and writhes his way into another dimension of light, color expanded dimensions and new freedom.
Consider the remarkable clock that brings the cicada to do this. Some of these creatures are on a seventeen-year cycle. Here in Alabama they go from alpha to omega in thirteen years. After that long span in the blackness of the earth, something within them causes a stirring, so accurately timed that the bug emerges at precisely the moment necessary to evade his foe and survive—like a quartz clock of solar precision fashioned by an angel physicist. The clock waits thirteen years, seventeen years, and suddenly clicks on at precisely the right moment in time.
Well, just such a clock has been switched on in quantum mankind. Friend-reader, there is another entire dimension of existence for each of us and it is just an instant away—a minute internal “awakening” away. That dimension has already begun to call our attention to itself, whether we want it so or not. Men here and there are beginning to act differently. The attuned eye can see it. The sensitive heart can feel it. There are many in the world who know intuitively and undeniably that something spectacular is already happening—and they are right. It happened to me more than forty years ago, though I didn't know just what it was then—and twenty years were to pass before I really knew what it was. It changed my life in a most marvelous way, and since that time I have been made aware that nearly identical experiences have happened to hundreds more.
THE CLOCK IN QUANTUM MAN
An inner Light tells me that people have clocks within them as certainly as the rest of the creatures in nature. We know something of this already. Puberty kicks in at a certain stage, then the mating and homing urges, et al, throughout our human span. But, listen, listen, something new and marvelous is presently happening to QUANTUM MANKIND. A new, worldwide “urge” has begun. To this time in time, only a few have been made fully aware of this mystifying insight. A strange new disquiet and discontent. New urgings that have no rational explanation because they have never been felt by mankind at large, nor written of in words easily understood. We are seeing signs of this Divine Clock already in the bizarre behavior of this group and that. We've been blaming “civilization” or television or something else for the strange twists and turns mankind has begun to perform internally and respond to externally. Recently we have taken to calling it anxiety, stress, informational overload and so forth. Something deeper is on the edge of exploding. The Divine Discontent that some of us have struggled with all our lives is soon to stir all humanity, bewildering all but those who know what it is and what is happening. Those who know are those who have had early access to these urgings and have responded in small ways.
While all of us suspect there is more to life than the human scene, a universal recognition is sure to come that INDEED there IS Something Else—another dimension spread over the human experience. As we said, it is likely that science will confirm it first.
THE CENTURY PLANT ILLUSTRATION
Imagine a plant that has lived in the desert for nearly a century, then finally prepares to bloom, seed and die, its seed to begin another century of time. Imagine, also, that this plant has a winter's rest each year and new growth each spring—and has been doing this for ninety-nine years. Then, via a clock that has been inside that plant from the very seed it sprang from, it slowly—or suddenly—begins the epic event. It starts to grow a stem and a bud thereon.
Can you imagine how the fragmented plant must be self-shaken by all this strange, new happening, so unaccustomed it is to blooming? The roots must wonder where they are supposed to send their nutrition NOW. The limbs wonder where the new growth is going—and why. The roots and leaves all send their substance into the new growth and finally to the flower itself. The leaves must complain that they are not receiving from the roots as before and the roots must wonder why the leaves are not giving to them as they have for ninety-nine years. “Tradition is being destroyed! We must stop this foolishness and return to the old values! This preparation of the bud is a shakingly new activity that embraces the plant now. The inner clock, dormant for ninety-nine years, has sprung into action and the century plant finally blooms, to seed and expire.
The real bloom, for which the plant was originally intended, forms, blooms and carries the plant's essences and imprints into its seed-self. All the other spring “bloomings,” the other cycles, the other events through the ninety-nine years have become as nothing compared to this final great blossoming which has been the purpose of the plant from the beginning—to prepare its seed for another field.
What has happened for some of us individually is soon to happen for all mankind. There are two views we mortals contain—the individual view and the quantum overview; the man-with-a-name's view and the holistic view. From the standpoint of a View I have been blessed to live, I see clear indication that a new world clock has been turned on in the SPECIES—in the Quantum Man, exactly as God turned it on in what appears the individual “me” forty years ago. Just as the century plant makes a final flowering at the end of its span, so the Tree of Life—appearing as humanity—is soon to begin a strange behavior from an unrelenting inner urge that will result, after much internal and external turmoil without precedent, in a New Bloom, a New Community. This divine stirring, different from all that has gone before in this pulse of events for eleven thousand years, will bring mankind to re-examine his values; rethink his ideas and belief; retest his religions and philosophies, his governments and systems, and find them woefully inadequate; thence to turn within himself into a subjective view of life, to discover the very Essence of Self-within—the Child of God.
These events, already begun, will become quantum—every man alive feeling and responding, flailing positively or negative, responding in all ways, unable to find respite in the former things.
THE INNER CLOCK AND THE WORLD TRAVAIL
The world has begun the travail that ends in the birth of the Child within—Messiah, Redeemer, Savior!—closer than breathing, closer than fingers and toes, not far off but here all the while. What is more, we will see THEN that this Event, the “Birthing,” has every bit, each step of the way, been foreseen by the lights and prophets, Eastern and Western, above and below, first and last, male and female. More, all of this will be WONDERFUL—precisely what has been called for from the beginning—naught but GOOD going on—the REBIRTH of the Original Image of Godhead.
How do I know these things are true? I was shown all of this wonder forty years ago at the pond and didn't believe a bit of it—no way!—but, in the years since, having been faithful to the Vision, having been tested by it and forced to live it, its veracity PROVEN line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little; and having found confirmation for every Glimpse given, and having LIVED the Quantum of Mind as Awareness confirmed—and tested by THAT—I have been told these many years later to WRITE my findings to my inner Selfhood and “prepare the way” for the Child's rebirthing and reappearance in “the world.” I have done that as best I could.
By the time this book is published, the “quantum appearing” of the divine discontent will have kicked in for the world-at-large. Not bad, but GOOD happening. The Child, the “Children of God” will survive.