THE CHILD WITHIN US LIVES!
By William Samuel
Pages 70 to 71 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
recent conversation at Woodsong follows:
The human experience
is essentially the awareness of people, places and things---specifically, our
own. Experience is here and now. In the most absolute sense, our present experience
is God's Self-awareness. God's Self-witness, Self-acknowledgement, Self-appraisal,
Self-utilization and Self-enjoyment. It seems to be "ours," but it belongs to
Overspreading this Self-perception is God's knowledge
of the contraries-what God is not, making what God is, fully understood. To whom?
To God's perfect Self-Image, the Child we are.
As we get this
straight and begin to see the subjective idea-"I am perceiving/perception happening;
I am Awareness itself, perceiving naught but my own perception" ---the correct
identification becomes more and more the basis for our thoughts and actions. At
this point our experience begins to undergo greater changes.
Sam, this is the whole question. How do we go about making the proper identification
become the basis for thought and action?"
Good question. How
do we do this? By the conscious acknowledgement (knowledge acted on) that the
Ineffable, the Supernal One, Isness, Reality Godhead, is the only possible Identity
that actually exists and is, therefore, being this Awareness-I-am here and now.
Hanging onto this realization, we slowly let go the old sense of self. Who is
the old one who says my mind? We let that one go "line upon line" and the greater
Identity confirms Itself "precept upon precept, here a little, there a little."
This is the first step toward the "rebirth" spoken of by those who know what they're
talking about. When the Child within (The God Identity) is really acknowledged,
It comes alive. We feel it. With this Child that we actually feel within, comes
a simultaneous refutation of the old bastard's view of things--and, blessedly,
a natural forsaking of them. We also let go the thoughts and actions that supported
the "old man's" position. Suspicion, doubt, judgment of the motives of "others"
and many forms of judgementalism simply vanish.
say this experience is essentially God's experience rather than mine?"
reality, of course-and not just essentially, but totally. But at the same time,
the world experience is the time we are still saying, "This is my experience and
that is yours." It is also the time we're saying, "This is good" and "That is
bad." From the peak of the mountain--Identity discovered and proven-things under
our feet are, for the most part, understood. At this high place, one looks in
retrospect to see without doubt that nothing but God has ever gone on. We understand
without equivocation that the world experience is our own step by step, line upon
line discovery and confirmation of that fact of God's allness.
the Child within us (which is the Christ of us!) allows us to suspect this a long
time before we're atop the mountain in conscious fact. Inwardly we're claiming
that no Identity exists but God, and doing this, sometimes, against great odds,
outwardly, we're slowly beginning to live judgeless and to see well, God, in everything.
Do you see?
(Pause) "Hey, I'm starting to understand! Yes,