William Samuel

William Samuel
William Samuel

Sunday, March 26, 2017

More About Love






Excerpt from 
by William Samuel 

A LETTER ABOUT HARMONY IN MARRIAGE

Dear Mary,

  You write that your husband does not understand you, doesn't do little things for you as he once did, doesn't know you exist, isn't attentive to the children, doesn't do his share toward raising them, and "doesn't think about anything but his business."

  Also, you write that you have been "very diligent and specific in attacking each of these problems," yet all the work you have done to overcome them has been to no avail and now you are "completely miserable." (Little wonder!)

  There is the story of a man who dreamt every night he was being chased by a bevy of lovely ladies. Before the girls could catch him, a vicious tiger suddenly appeared in the dream and jumped on his back. At this point he always awakened in terror. Night after night, the same dream repeated until the man went to a psychiatrist and told him the story.

  "Yes, I understand," said the doctor. "You want to get rid of the terrible dream."

  "Oh, no!" the man replied. "I want you to get rid of the tiger so those ladies can catch me!"

  To do battle with a specific set of images within Awareness is just such senseless manipulation. It is the effort to have the picture turn out the way Mary wants it to, or as Mary thinks it should. It is an effort to be rid of the tiger in the dream—all of which still leaves the dream going on. Perhaps a well-directed, well-manipulated dream is to be preferred to a nightmare, but it does not compare to the Tranquility in which there is neither sleep, dreamer nor dream.

  Sooner or later, often in desperation, we are forced to forsake every value attached to the picture. This is never done while still doing battle with a specific aspect of the picture.

  If Mary believes something is wrong, the wrong lies with the one called Mary and her personal sense of Self. There is nothing wrong with husband "out there."

  Surprised? Don't be. The instant you recognize and acknowledge your actual Identity, which is not Mary at all, Mary's present hurts and frustrations will stop bothering you; and when you start responding to Mary's opinions as valueless opinions (instead of power-full opinions) they will stop appearing to attempt (tempt) to bother you!

  You cannot be Mary actually, no matter how hard you try. No matter how much you may love her and enjoy playing her role, judge-Mary is not your Identity. Who, then, are you? You are Awareness itself—Awareness.

  But who is Mary? She is the judge and the opinion holder; she is the dream-ego, the phantom, the nothing, who acts as though she contains Awareness within her as her personal possession. (Now, listen!) Your actual Identity is this selfsame Awareness, but it is not possessed, has never been contained within a body and, indeed, couldn't be!

  Poor, suffering Mary is an impossible identity, a man-made personality, who believes she has a will and mind of her own, a mind that is being aware for Mary; a mind which she says owns the consciousness of these words. Is this not what the intellect says? "I am someone who is aware and conscious. Awareness is the activity of my mind, and I, Mary, (or Bill) want it to be aware of what I, Mary, want so see and hear. If I do not see what I want to see, I call its absence 'bad' and I am upset about it. When my mind doesn't show me a husband who is attentive to me and mine, I, owner of that mind, am completely miserable. I cannot be happy until I see my husband do such and such, or stop doing such and so."

  Dear one, since "your" Identity is Awareness, undeniably the activity of Mind, this Awareness-we-are is the awareness of the Divine Mind, God! What greater birthright could we have than to be God's own consciousness of Himself?

  There is one God; hence, one awareness, holy and divine. That one is this one, conscious of these words. You are it (this) and this (it) is you—not a possession of Bill's or Mary's Awareness (you) belongs to God! And (listen!) God is responsible for it!

  We stop making demands of all seen and experienced within Awareness. We stop playing the judge of everything included within the Identity being this Consciousness-I-am. We be what we are—Awareness! Dare to be Awareness only! Behold as Awareness—without judgment, without opinion, without motive! End Mary's say-so in the matter!

  (The one to whom this letter was sent now has the happiest home that can be imagined, as all who visit her know.)

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  To define Love in one word, we might use Tranquility.

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  Inasmuch as Love, Tranquility, joy, is God, Self-identified, we can be certain that Love, Tranquility, joy is universal everywhere!

  Love is an inherent aspect of every object of perception included within (as) Awareness. The appearance of the broken pencil sharpener in disarray and dust is as joy inducing as the sight of sunset and still water from Lollygog's window.

  The spattered bucket and wrinkled papers about my feet are as lovely and awe inspiring as the leafy slopes along the silent Coosa. Why? Because Isness, Deity, Reality, is being all there is to every sight and sound, every leaf and berry, every footprint and fleecy cloud within this Awareness!

  Tranquility is not a seldom induced feeling; Tranquility is Identity! Tranquility is who and what I am, always! Tranquility is not dependent upon what is seen or experienced; it is one's very own presence and being; it is one's Self, one's Identity! I cannot escape from myself; neither can I escape from Tranquility.

  What is there to do? Only to stop looking for things to trigger happiness; to stop looking for certain people or experiences to give, or induce a feeling of serenity and love. Why should we keep on giving images the authority to give or withhold that which we already are—our own Identity? When we "begin to end" this monkey business, we are not far from the continual conscious experience of Tranquility, Peace, joy and Love everlasting.

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  God, alone, total and all, is the Lover! The Love my bounding heart "feels" for all I see is God's love for the universe Reality, self-identified!

  To "love God with all thy heart and all thy soul and mind" is simply to be honest and stop playing the part of another who attempts to co-exist with God.

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  To love is to claim Awareness to be our Identity. To take this true Identity to be the Self-I-am is the Holy Matrimony for which marriage is the appearing.





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Self and Experience






Excerpt from 

by William Samuel 

WE EQUATE SELF AND EXPERIENCE AS ONE HARMONY
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!
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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."



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 -   





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.



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 -   




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 




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 -