The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics
by William Samuel
The events of our daily affairs are much more malleable than most of us realize. In many respects “experience” is the following confirmation of our beliefs and dreams, fears and illusions. Like all tangibility, it flows behind, so to speak—like the wake of a ship. Tangibility is after the Fact, as the photograph follows after the image that is photographed; as sound follows explosion; as the tree we see flows behind That which is being the tree.
With this in mind, consider the following analogy: The daily world experience is no more than the wake of the REAL Ship which precedes it. The wake is CONFIRMATION that a very good Ship has passed along. Isn't it interesting how we get all caught up in the boiling, bubbling froth and foam, afraid of the waves, when all the while, the wake, in its totality, proves that a ship has passed this way? It is also a wonder that we are forever attempting to effect changes in the WAKE rather than looking to the perfect Ship that Life is.
“Mr. Samuel, my difficulty lies in the fact that I can't see the Ship, but I certainly see the wake of my daily experience. How can I see the Ship?”
The answer to this question, beyond the scope of reason and logic, lies in ending the fractured look at the world experience and seeing the totality of it. The whole arena of scientific endeavor is an attempt of the me-sense to understand what Mind knows Mind to be—and what Mind knows Awareness (life/knowing) to be. The human sense of things seems unaware that this is what science is all about. Man refuses to reckon Ineffability to be the basis of the matter he examines. Or, like some metaphysicians, Eastern and Western, he calls everything a dream that isn't even happening. So, unmindful of Godhead, or, God outside our calculations entirely, we weigh and measure the whirling vortexes of the Ship's wake, believing them to be the real and true.
Reader, we begin with God. That is, we begin with the Perfect Ship and, to the best of our ability, walk lightly on the waters of the wake. All that is ever happening in the world is grand and good CONFIRMATION that God is HERE right NOW! The heart of us, the real of us—the Child-Identity Itself—sails aboard the Ship. Indeed, some have said the Child within us, the heart, IS the Ship of State. Good/evil, right/wrong, sickness/health, poverty/wealth are the right or left dualistic extremes of the wake. But the wake in its wholeness is “very good,” because it confirms the Presence of Godhead.
Hopefully, these words will suggest how the confirmation of Good is infinitely superior to the demonstration of human desire. We find Goodness confirmed at every turn of the road and are not inundated by the threatening wave we feared when we first began “knowing the Truth.” Our real Home is not in the tangible arena of effect from prior causes, but ahead of cause—on the Ship.
Reader, I well remember the many wonderful confirmations that happened for me when I first came to understand what this Ship/wake illustrations suggests. Since then, my daily experience has grown into a constant expectancy of Good, confirmed again and again every day with healings and more. It will be exactly so for you. It is really very simple. Just as Jesus said, we get what we expect, and what we expect is what we get. We expect GOOD every minute because nothing but good is really going on.
There is an especial Joy awaiting those who overcome. It is something mysterious and it has no name but it is Ours; it is Us; I know it is attainable because It has found me. If I can see It here, after the life I have lived, anyone willing to pay the price will be found by It, too! Part of the price is marvelously easy—doing as much to help others as we can.
The old nature of us, caught in the swirl of its little world, moves irrevocably toward oblivion. The Child of us moves straightaway to Source and finds the mysterious Joy. The Heart, like the prophets of old, is forward looking. It anticipates GOOD at every turning and perceives It. It does good for others and delights in it. Moses wrote, “...He is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live.” We look for confirmation of Good. We find it. We are the prophet. We sing the song of Joy and extend a helping hand to our world while the spiritually blind wonder at the darkness in theirs.
The receptive Heart intuits a divine (super-sensible) inversion of things. Plotinus and Eckhart called it just that: The Divine Inversion. It is the Preface to the tangible world and it is very difficult to either write or speak of because it has no recognizable frame of reference. Whatever has been said of it sounds mystical and arcane until we listen to our own heart in the matter. Then it is, for each of us, sublimely simple—a strange excitement and deep Joy. It is the goal of all honest disciplines, but the most distant and undeliverable dream of charlatans. It is an immediate and expanding gift for the self-surrendered who take God to be all in all. Yes, it is a Mystery that comes with healing on its wings—and so much more!
For where the beginning is, there shall be the end. Blessed is he who shall stand at the beginning, and he shall know the end and he shall not taste death. (Jesus)
The top-down messages that begin with Godhead—and stay there—are like golden arrows pointing to the Ship. They are like the Ship's undistorted Image glimpsed now and then midst the turmoil of the world's wake. The top-down message is a small, but potent, voice in the world awash with many, many voices.