Besides racism, it seems that one of the other big paradigms that need to change in order to anchor this world into a Fifth-Density timeline is patriarchy. From a spiritual perspective, in what ways are the two paradigms similar and different?
Well first let me toss out something kind of strange that may prove to be interesting. Racism is a paradigm that absolutely must change, and there are aspects of patriarchy that need to change, but patriarchy as a whole does not need to change in order for Fifth Density to function fully in the world and for the Ascension process and spiritual evolution to continue.
Patriarchy is an out-of-balance version of governmental function—and I’m not necessarily referring to political function, although that’s a part of it; by governmental I mean the governing premise. The male body has certain advantages, and the female has others; and those respective advantages alone should not figure into how the world works. But they have created a “power over” function that creates problems.
What I’m trying to say is that the idea of patriarchy is not a problem; it’s when it becomes “better than you who are not male.” That’s the problem. A matriarchy can be just as abusive as a patriarchy. Insofar as masculine and feminine energy functioning through the world goes, it’s patriarchy’s turn, if you will, because it’s always a cycle.
So it’s racism along with a negative version of patriarchy. That needs to be made clear because right now in this society, when you think of patriarchy you think of the abuses of a male-dominated society, particularly, more often than not, a white-male led society, but I’m not talking about that when I am referring to patriarchy. Racism can most definitely be a part of patriarchy, but patriarchy as I am defining it does not automatically create racism.
Samuel says he only reminds us of what we already know, but the tools and insight he has provided over the years have been invaluable to me. The hugest gift I’ve received from Samuel is the reminder that I am not here to be the world’s greatest actor/artist/writer/fill-in-the-blank; I’m not here to be the next Martin Luther King, Jr. or Mother Theresa. I am here to be Source in form, so that no matter what I’m doing, no matter how long or short my to-accomplish list, I have value here. I am adding to the Greater Good by living the Love that I Am. That means, if my acting career finds me waiting tables (as it often has), I still go to work smiling because I know I am touching hearts, as I compacted to do. Every moment is sacred.
Participating in Samuel’s work over the last 20 years has been the most transformative experience of my life. It’s been the perfect method for me to discover, develop and be the best of what I am. I’ve gained the tools necessary for effective leadership, healthy relationships and emotional well-being. I’ve always been able to depend on getting pushed to the next level when I get too comfortable within my understanding of things, which has challenged me in all the right ways to expand my consciousness. I continue to participate in the work, because it gives me an outlet for my loving service and I get to use that service to fulfill my destiny.
Samuel has inspired me to explore many aspects of this beautiful life. Though he would say he simply reminds us what we already know, I know his teachings to be wise, resonant with my heart, making brilliant sense, and bringing truly remarkable results!