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    #3476 - Thursday, March 19, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights ... Isness, not people, is the
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      #3476 -  Thursday, March 19, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz
       
      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
       
       

       
       
      "Isness, not people, is the genuine authority for in­dividual action." William Samuel
       
      Dear Friends of William Samuel,
       
      It is time for me to post the Spring Journal Notes from William Samuel.  We are having a gorgeous Spring here in Ojai, California... Perfect days.  California is amazing...Right here in my backyard I have a tangerine tree, lemon trees of two varieties, lime, and orange trees all in full fruit, bending at the branches with abundance....isn't that Something?!....No lack, no poverty mentality, no recession going on with these trees!
       
      How Glorious It is that God's Immutable Perfection can and does by-pass the 'human limited view' and just keeps right on Being The Fullness of Immutable Infinitude It Is. 
       
      As we are bombarded with the a noisy gongs and clanging cymbals from the left, from the right, from the middle (it's all one end to other the same 'swath of cloth') I am going to try to keep out of the mayhem...  I will do my best to keep myself from 'jumping in the stew' thinking I can do something to make the 'stew' better....Ha! After all these years, I DO know better than that...but the magnetic pull 'human scene' sometimes still tugs at me... 
       
      So, I think I have found the perfect selection from William's work that is suitable for me and perhaps for all of us who are interested in seeing all the commotion going on 'out there' from The Higher View, the Correct Viewing position.  This piece is called "A Course of Action", I have sent it along here as an attachment. 
       
      I am always amazed ( but I should not be) that the things that were going on in the 1960's are still going on today (collectively 'mortal mind' 'the old man' has not as yet made the Full Turn Around or final letting go).
       
      Website access:
       
       
      This one is also very good for today:  http://williamsamuel.com/03-17-09-jn-asd-fear.htm
       
       
      I continue to find Bill's prophetic words to be astounding and essential to hear.  If you are interested in what is really going on in our world at a metaphysical level Bill writes about it in his book "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics"   Read the introductory pages:
       
      Let me add one little thing here that might be helpful in understanding this stuff about "The Child".  I recently heard some quantum physicist saying that they have found an energy field that is pure information, it is an all knowing intelligence, light and power....the beautiful thing is this; he called it "Grace".   How Wonderful is that! Now science is calling this Infinite Field of Intelligence "Grace"...Very Nice!
       
      Well, this "Grace" is The Divine Mind, it is the Divine Intelligence that is accessible to all of us because It is the Essence of The Awareness and Life we are and It is the Real of us, within us.....this field of intelligence or "Grace" that has been discovered is the same as "The Child" that Bill is writing about in his book "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics".
       
       In at least four sayings, some from the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus refers to those who will find the kingdom as "children."
       
      Enjoy and do write me if you need anything, or just to share your heart or mind,
       
      I am here, Sandy Jones
       
      P.S. My personal email address has changed to: sandy@...
       
      However, I can ALWAYS be reached at sandy@...
       
       
      The Awareness of Self-Discovery by William Samuel
       
      pp. 169 – 177
       
      A COURSE OF ACTION IN THE MIDST OF TURMOIL
       
      Reader, the following is an essay of urgency per­taining to the events of the day and “what to do”
      concerning them. I have been urged from within to get it written, but it has not been easy to find
      the words. Even after many revisions I am aware it barely touches the hem of the Light I have been
      given to see and tell about.
       
      The seed is Here, however—the gist. The discern­ing Heart, the Single Eye, will find it and
      ascertain its significance relative to the great crunch soon to be brought to bear against the
      established ideas of the world—all of them—religious, educational, po­litical, monetary, social, et
      al—awesome events per­haps, but nothing to be frightened of, nothing that can harm Identity.
       
      As simple, unjudging Awareness, we can watch it all with wonder and excitement like children
      stand­ing on a high peak surveying the pounding surf be­low. The storm passes and the earth is
      refreshed. The Real remains untouched.
       
      The honest action of our daily experience appears to be a quiet middle ground, a delicate balance.
      Con­sider, for instance, the cautious balance between not yielding and not contending—or not
      contending and not yielding.
       
      In the human scheme of things, the refusal to yield to something we have come to perceive as a
      false authority is accompanied by the world’s moral demand to do battle with that authority and set
      it straight—always for the idealistic benefit of others, of course. Such action is the product of
      human “education” and has become the intuitive reflex of a society geared to “progress.” But there
      is another course of action open to us wherein we quietly refuse to yield to any authority but the
      Di­vine, yet remain careful (for our own peace and the benefit of the world) not to overstep that
      refusal thence to begin contending with the binding, confining false authority.
       
      Of course, the world holds this course in grand con­tempt. Even the world’s metaphysicians, by and
      large, attempt to rectify appearances, but our tangible freedom in daily experience will never be
      found outside this delicate balance between not yielding and not contending.
       
      No, we do not cow before the supposed power of images, signs and symbols, that have no power; we do
      not act as floor mats nor yield ourselves servants to obey the appearances of the world and its
      sundry enslaving ideas. But neither do we take those actions that constitute a battle with the
      world’s pseudo-authority. When this delicate point is perceived and lived (and lived!) our vision
      of war, rebellion and personal inharmony is ended.
       
      BY WAY OF EXPLANATION
       
      A growing portion of my correspondence concerns it­self as follows: (1) “Our children (or
      grandchildren) are anti-establishment, anti-adult, anti-social and con­temptuous of nearly
      everything conventional. All they are for are mind-changing drugs. What am I to do?” (2) “My
      organization (school, business, church, body) is woefully caught up in the dictatorial emptiness of
      old conditioned thinking and would attempt to enslave me thereby. What am I to do, pull up stakes
      or battle for an improvement in my organization?”
       
      As appearances go, our response to the second question has given rise to the appearances that
      motivate the first. The answer to the one is the answer to the other—but that answer does not exist
      out there with rebellious society and its destructive actions, nor with the recalci­trant,
      dictatorial organizations so many would like to see reorganized to fit a new pattern. It has
      altogether to do with this action the reader is right here—no one else and nowhere else. One does
      not have to “pull up stakes” or “battle for an improvement.” There is yet another course of action,
      a barely seen center ground upon which one may stand and find himself having cleared up both
      situations for himself at once. As this action-WE-are stops its battle with its “out there,” we see
      the meaning behind the world’s turmoil and see it with­out fear or loss of equanimity.
       
      For me it has been helpful to learn the hard lesson that challenging the pseudo-powers of the world
      does not mean a battle. To challenge the authority of a power that is not God is to stand firm on
      the single ground of God’s omnipotence, therein discovering the powerlessness of the
      pseudo-authority—and finding it in the first hand language of my own experience.
       
      To battle with the pseudo-authority in either action or argument is to give it (in my own
      experience) the very power it does not possess outside my belief that it is a power to overcome,
      change, heal or, as I am some times tempted, paste in the mouth with a tomato—as if there could be
      a power besides God! Even then, the battle is with a belief—a personal determination that a power
      besides God exists capable of binding us and doing us in.
       
      The faltering heart, the swollen joints, the fractious groups and warring nations are the evidence
      of that fictitious belief. To see the end of the mischief “there,” we end the contention with our
      own images “here.” Reader, you see this?
       
      It is not the people in our world who must do this. Rather, this consciousness that “includes”
      those people does it first, then we see our mirrored Self-images doing likewise. We be the lifted
      up, pristine Awareness smiling at itself here and find ourselves living the Christ of our Self
      perceived. Self-inclusive universe smiling back from the mirror.
       
      The images of perception, whether they be institutions, people or feelings, are not the masters of
      the conscious­ness (Life) reading these words. Rather, institutions, people, feelings have their
      apparent existence because ISNESS (God) is aware as this awareness we are. Do­minion resides where
      this one exists. To be dictated to by a false authority is to yield oneself servant thereof and
      sleep enslaved. To let our own images lead us around by the nose just because “they say” thus and
      so is as senseless as the television set that trembles in fear that one of its images will smash
      the picture tube. We question the basic authority of the slavemaster by understanding the reasons
      for its appearance in our affairs.
       
      ~~~~~~~~
       
      Yes, lest we be fooled and find ourselves adding to the picture’s agony rather than seeing the
      naught of it, we awaken to the narrow pathway between the challenge of external authority that
      would bind us, and doing battle with it. The present rebellion of certain groups within “society”
      will stop its senseless destructiveness and come out from its subverting, perverting nastiness only
      as this awareness-being-I ends its own contention with its included images. Within the cause-effect
      arena of mental manipulation, the appearance of a society being ripped apart by guilt-ridden groups
      demanding freedom is the inevitable consequence of our own vain effort at mental
      manipulation—attempts to elevate a mis­taken sense of Self up to a Perfection that is already All.
      He who would try to improve the world, spoils it, as Laotse said.
       
      The time is ripe to stand fast as the witness of the ALLNESS we know to be the Fact of existence.
      We pull in the insensate reins of contention here-as-I-within before we can understand why our
      images appear to be going off half cocked in all directions. We live and act the Christ-Comforter
      we are to our own perception of existence first.
       
      We do not save our world by doing battle with it, tearing it down, burning it up, creating doubt or
      suspi­cion, undermining it, healing it, manipulating it or trying to resign from it via a letter of
      resignation or drugs. We “save” it by seeing it as it is, seeing ourselves as we are, and
      acknowledging ISNESS to be the basis for all that is, has been, or could be.
       
      WHERE THE AUTHORITY IS
       
      God, the reality being this single and only AWARE­NESS I AM, is the authority that blooms the bud,
      scat­ters the seed and flashes its Cosmic Light around the universe. This authority has never been
      vested in a human organization, be it a body with organs, a scientific institution, a financial
      institution, a marriage institution or a smother church. Furthermore, none of us has ever been
      unfaithful to this Divine Authority being Identity, nor “lapsed from the faith.” How, in God’s
      allness, can Identity lapse from Itself?
       
      Undoubtedly, organizations (even as the body) per­form legitimate, worthwhile services, but those
      services are abrogated to whatever extent we give the organiza­tion power to enslave its members or
      to whatever ex­tent we claim a position of superiority or inferiority for our own appearances of
      organization or views of Reality.
       
      Isness, not people, is the genuine authority for in­dividual action. The consciousness that reads
      these words stands as its own self-evident proof of being, Deity’s awareness of existence. Its
      relationship to Being is not governed by the man-made laws of any intermediary, no matter how
      correctly (Divinely) authorized it is or pro­fesses to be. The communion between Reality and this
      consciousness-we-are is not now, and has never been, routed through any external church,
      philosophy, system, leader, ritual, institution or book—to include the Bible. Intercourse with
      Reality is direct, as direct as Allness is ever its own sameness. Enlightenment, the “mysterious
      agreement,” is between IS and AM, the single ONE, Self-evident to and as this Awareness-I-am. My
      proof of this fact is the Light I live as, and see enlightening my Experience.
       
      When this is understood, we find our Light appearing on the scene via books, institutions, friends
      and strangers at every turn of the road—and we know when that ap­pearing is our own Within
      disclosing Itself to us in the language of the moment.
       
      The “authority of the organization,” whatever its ap­pearing, resides in That being THIS
      consciousness. That which presents itself as intermediary—pope, church, in­stitution, society,
      bible or canon of ancient law—exists powerlessly in “us” (Me) as images of this awareness-I-am.
       
      “SO WHAT DO I DO ABOUT MEMBERSHIP IN MY COLLEGE (OR CHURCH OR BUSINESS OR WORLD)?”
       
      The Golden Thread of the Absolute exists. We know because we have found it. We feel, know and see
      the Fact of Singleness—evidence of God’s ALLNESS. We who discern the Thread are come as the savior
      of our own appearing, the Christ to the Experience we are.
       
      As I see it now, it makes no difference whether we are inside an organization or outside it,
      provided we do not feel a sense of restriction. Even then, cutting ourselves away does not mean we
      will find the restriction gone. It is the sense of being an identity capable of being restricted
      that appears to me as a “me” bound by an ailing body, oppressive organization or a flat pocketbook.
      The axe at the root has to do with this one’s position, not the “Church’s.” Identity is a matter of
      SELF determi­nation and in the end, no organization, not even the body, can prevent the discovery.
       
      Therefore, I do not presume to tell anyone whether he should join an organization or leave one. We
      each follow what seems the Heart-directed course of action. For myself, I once thought the wisteria
      vine was the most beautiful of all the flowers in the garden. As a gardener, I worked with my
      wisteria to the exclusion of all else and awakened one day entangled, no longer free to follow the
      sunlight outside the shadows. For me (though not necessarily for thee) it seemed wise to come out
      and be separate from that clinging vine because I could neither speak nor write of my own
      self-unfoldments without violating rules to which I had willingly agreed. So I cut myself away from
      the organizational rules and found the more distant purview of the wisteria lovelier than ever!
      More: I found the beauty of the orchid! I found the larkspur, the rose, the dandelion, the
      sassafras root and the wild woodland outside the regulated bound­ary of the garden!
       
      Every flower in the garden is ME and I take my nectar from any book or blossom I see I be at the
      moment. Only those organizations that permit such freedom can survive.
       
      In all fairness I must point out again that my entangle­ment with the wisteria of old theology was
      not the wisteria’s fault. A vine is a vine—neither good, bad, right nor wrong—but who can make
      wisteria into heather or a dandelion into a rose? If there isn’t enough shade beneath the pine, we
      sit under an oak, but we don’t cut down the pine nor strip it of its limbs. Its shade may be quite
      enough for the tufted titmouse, the bushy-tailed squirrel or the mercenary who thinks that tree is
      the only tree capable of dropping an “apple” in his lap.
       
      ~~~~~~~~
       
      Which is easier: to play the role of a great crusading contender doing impossible (and miserable)
      battle with society and its organizations, or to stop playing that role and rest in the happy
      Already? For myself, I prefer to let pine trees be pine trees and wisteria vines be wisteria vines.
      If, in blaming the vine for my own entanglement, I should succeed in pulling it up by the roots,
      what will I have to show for it except a hernia, a sore back and the sight of a wrecked society
      ripped apart by excessive zealousness?
       
      God’s Phoenix of ALREADY does not have to rise from the ruins of a shattered society. It will
      appear to, of course, but those who know the forthright way of the middle ground—of the already
      Infinite—will not be troubled as the dream’s last soliloquy is sounded, as the curtain falls with a
      crash and the mortal arc lights give way to the Light of the Eternal, sunshine of the Real.
       
      ~~~~~~~~
       
      The Awareness of Self-Discovery, by William Samuel, may be ordered from Sandy Jones at
       
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