I have told my personal story up to this point. There was Bill whom I had lugged to the top of the mountain of understanding. But I still had BILL on the scene. Bill was there because he was the one I tried to make smart. He started in ignorance and ended with much metaphysical knowledge. But the end of him was worse than the start of him. Bill had the whole world under his feet but stood there with no hope or faith at all—and tried mightily to justify the absence of faith as the necessary condition of GOD! “Where is the need for faith in the Absolute?” I asked over and over again. It was the bago of bones Bill who decried faith. And I tried to get the heart of me to agree. For a time I thought it did. But there was always the feeling something was amiss… something remained to be seen; something was terribly incorrect;

Suddenly I realized: It isn’t “faith” that’s incorrect in the absolute view of things. Rather, it is that faith doesn’t belong to me-as-a-person. If faith is anything at all, it has to do with God and God’s Self-knowledge. I asked myself, “What is wrong with God having faith in God’s own Self-knowledge? And even as I asked that question, the entire matter of faith appeared to me like an open book, all mystery gone out of it. As I stood pondering these things I knew at once that faith had nothing at all to do with me as a person. I—as Bill—had never been required to have faith. I had never been guilty of having too much or too little faith. Faith has altogether to do with GOD’S Self-trust, Self-knowledge and Self-understanding. —   William Samuel 1968 – Private journals and glimpses

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This world, the entire experience of Life is founded upon the pure essence of faith. Not my faith or yours. But, God’s faith as God is. That’s it, that’s life. Here is such joy. Here is our freedom. This life we live is the founding beauty that blooms from faith, and it is the very life I am, you are.  William’s words confirmed the very heart of my own knowing – the very gift I’d found that had given me the freedom to live fully and joyfully my way. Living faith is what God is.  Oh yes, my sweet world is nothing other than God’s faith in God. How astounding it is to be, simply to be, and happy wonders that I be, My oh my oh my. And I feel, I feel free because I am free. I know this living truth of who I am is the very life being all that is. That Faith that God is, is Life Itself. I don’t do anything nor do I need any faith in anything, I don’t need to have faith to make it so.  Faith is not my job. It’s done, no matter what.  Sweet unbound childlike joy, it’s always true, the responsibility is not on me.  How I do love this trip, this adventure of being.  Sweet Love, sweet holy divine love, you and I, we are the living faith. I need no faith, so I am off the hook. Freedom. This Child’s heart of mine lives the fearless joy of knowing it’s not my responsibilty, and that’s that –  such a bright eyed delight we are. — Sandy Jones

4 thoughts on “Faith”

    1. That’s so sweet to find here on my website- thank you. I thought that one was just so powerful – yes, glad you liked it too – the twinkling joys just keep pouring in. Your little note, among them. Thank you – 😊

    1. Well, that’s alright. I think its very lovely of you to come to my website to read. And perhaps if I just say that its using metaphor to explain how one has live this understanding of ‘non-duality’ in order for one to really know and feel it’s marvelous freedom and the delight of the fearlessness it brings us to. It’s about LIVING It, not just intellectualizing about it. The real living of it takes a bit of bravery to trust and leap into what we know if only by trusting our heart- then taking the action of BEING IT – After all, we are Life Itself, might as well trust in the allness and totality of who we are -Finding ourself is finding the balance – anyway, thank you Malcolm for stopping by –

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