Most beloved friends,
Blessings and love to each of you, every day and in every way!
For those of you who take part in OneHeart, the email digest for letting each other know about energy requests and successes with those requests, then you know that the three of us have had an “interesting” February so far with home repair turning into a nightmare scenario of toxic lead dust throughout our home, evacuating us and our pups to a rental home while repairs can be made. “May you live in interesting times” is, indeed, sometimes a curse! 😉
However, it’s not just Guardians going through multiple challenges, many of you whom I’ve been in contact with as well as people from outside of this spiritual community have been telling me that the last few weeks have been a truly wild ride. We’re all in this together, so I wanted to pass along some information for all of us in hopes that it will make some of this make sense.
Samuel let us know at the start of this year that there would be “massive” energy downloads, like 2019, at the equinoxes and solstices, and then less potent, but still powerful energy directed our way throughout the year. He said that the first couple of months of 2020, January and February, would be about opening doors, making choices, and generally times of strong creation and re-creation energy which would give us opportunities to look within and determine why we want what we want and do what we do.
Additionally, he encouraged us to come out spiritually to the world with our Love and Light, and to “be outrageous” in doing so because anything else wouldn’t be useful in trying to reach others. (Samuel said that everyone is trying so hard to fit in to the herd, so it takes being willing to “stand up and stand out” to be heard.)
The last week or so of January and early February had a lot to do with core issues regarding personal responsibility and self-reliance. Some Guardians find that all of their core issues come down to these two very intertwined life lessons, and if that’s the case for you, you may have had some in-your-face life lessons show up these last few weeks.
For instance, some of us take on too much responsibility, even to the point of taking on someone’s karma because we’ve taken over for them (rescue much?). But the other side of that is those of us who resist responsibility generally, sometimes to the point of slacking off, or blaming others for our messes.
Samuel says that when someone has issues with responsibility it’s sometimes because they don’t find anyone, including their own selves, to be reliable—think about that for a moment, it really fits. You might be able to move through the world without trusting others, but when you’re unable to trust yourself to take care of you and therefore aren’t self-reliant, that creates problems.
If you’re not self-reliant, you’ll judge yourself and others more for failures than successes, and you’ll likely shirk opportunities coming toward you because you neither trust yourself to succeed, nor trust others to support you as you learn and grow. That’s a very hard way for someone to live when their inner being tells them they’re here to help change the world for the better.
Ideally, we can and will resolve our issues with responsibility, self-reliance, balance and integration. Balancing our challenges, for example, with our successes rather than focusing only on the negative. Along those lines, it’s important to integrate good thoughts, habits and people into our daily lives so that we’re surrounded with positivity and less likely to see only the negative in ourselves and, thus, in our lives. And building more trust into our everyday experience is always a helpful and important thing to do for our spiritual growth.
As we move toward the end of the month Samuel says we’ll be experiencing an energy change that will help us relax a little if we allow the energy to flow through us, rather than meeting it with resistance. This fresh energy will be about being more creative, but less in the direction of arts and more in line with creative planning, learning new things, tackling new projects—all things, he says, that due to fear of failure or not trusting ourselves we tend to avoid. It’s time to get out of our old routines and habits and look at new ways to problem solve, recreating something we’ll be happier with and about.
As always, pay attention to your dreams and meditations as they’re a way the Universe can help lead you to your best direction on this sometimes wild journey—dream journal, give yourself quiet time, and LOOK AT and LISTEN TO what you experienced in those dreams and meditations to learn from your Higher Self.
For the three of us, this has a month in which it has felt as though all of our issues—not just the ones about responsibility, reliance, balance, integration and creative thinking—have been tested and, thanks to Samuel’s tools, help, and information about adapting to incoming energy over the years, we’ve felt equipped to work with what has come our way.
So how has this new year been for you? How are you finding the energy so far? What have you been learning about yourself? Leave a comment below and maybe we can help each through the wild ride of 2020!
We love you and are so grateful you’re a part of our work and hearts! May your day be a blessing to you, as it is to others around you!
Everything I’ve relied upon for self-worth all my life has evaporated during the last couple of months: physical abilities, painting, writing — all due to the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. These losses have virtually forced me to learn new ways of being — especially in so far as learning new things and finding new ways to be creative. In the beginning there were several days of deep depression, but no longer. I don’t want to sound like a goody goody, but I think focusing on how to give love has been key as well as acceptance of what is and gratitude for just that.
Hi, Catherine! And much love to you. You are an inspiration—especially during these days of COVID-19! Thank you for sharing. I couldn’t add anything to your beautifully stated comment except that I 100% agree!
Catherine, you’re doing powerful work with your life! In my field, that’s called a “positive disintegration.” The old is swept away and the person is free to re-create their life, in touch with their true calling. What an opportunity! Thank you for engaging and making the most of this vitally important time for our world. You are a Creator on every level, and there are so many ways to bring that energy into the world.
Thank you to Suzie for sharing this on your FB page.
Just what I needed this rainy Monday morning to reconnect with my Lexington Community.
I have been in Louisville for the past 19 years.
I remember and loved my years in the Samuel Community and also with Terri C as my yoga master.
Love and gratitude to you Lea and all of the Samuel peeps!
I am seeking Golden Girls to live out my aging life with. Contact me if curious..Laura
How wonderful to hear from you, dear Laura! I think of you often, always with love and a smile. Here’s an energy burst for finding those Golden Girls (gold with a big handful of sparkling love!). And blessings to Suzie for posting the email on FB!
Thank you, Lea,
My trust issues have been busy.
I hear you, dear friend! Personally I learned a few things when I thought about how personal responsibility and self-reliance—or lack of it—effect our sense of trust. If I trust myself, I may more more easily trust others—including the Universe because I am, as Samuel says, the center of my Universe. In fact, that was my main “deep think” through the week! Anyway, sending love and energy your way for all that you have going on. Heal That!
I am grateful for the information and understanding. Thank you, Lea and Samuel. I’ve had some big challenges in the past month yet have taken actions each time that allowed me to move through them and create peace and, most importantly, to strengthen my trust. One big one involved working on and through the part of me that jumps into wanting to rescue or take responsibility for another. Whew! So grateful I stopped a big one of that and now I’m recognizing smaller ones on about a daily basis. Humbling!
Because of these situations and actions I don’t think I’ve ever lived with the level of trust I have right now so much of the time. I also know that I can reclaim it when needed by using my quiet meditation time as well as leaning on loved ones. Lea, you talked about trust so beautifully in your response to Cindy. Thank you and all other respondents. I love you.
Love to you, dear Karen! Yes! And I loved what you said about not dealing with big rescue dramas, just enough little ones to keep you on your humble toes.I want to be you if I grow up! Thanks for your comment!
Hi Lee, Frank, and Stuart,
My prayers and good wishes are with you as you all are going through these challenges with the home situation.🤗
1) I rely a lot on prayers. I don’t think I would be hear now without God’s protection (irrespective whether I am a god or not).🙏
2) During heavy downpours of energies, equinoxes, solstices, eclipses especially, I watch out for astrological forecasts given free by some wonderful astrologers, to navigate through challenging times, especially which are not of my making…🎇
3) I also rely heavily on multivitamins etc. and good healthy and tasty food for good health and for my energy needs as I keep tackling challenging issues in my life 🍜
4) Last but not the least, I try to be as loving as I can be towards those around me🥰
Hello, dearest Bina!
I’d say you’ve created four great “rules for living” not just during challenging times, but all the time! Thanks so much for your comment. I hope to see you when we’re in Pittsburgh in March–it’ll be good to see your smiling face and loving heart again.
January and February have both been challenging months for me, mainly focused on emotional and physical issues. Physical issues have to do with pain and getting frustrated with my aging body. The old remedies that I have been relying on–CBD oil and Ibuprofen–are just not as effective any more so I’ve had to look for other ways to deal with pain. Taking up yoga again has shown me an old pattern of impatience because I want to see an instant improvement so I’ve started to pay more attention to my body and what it needs. (Many thanks to Teri Concotelli for her wonderful yoga class that focuses not just on the positions but also listening to one’s body.) Emotionally, I’ve come face to face with the ways I have attachments to outcomes–particularly when it’s something I’m passionate about–and how I’m attached to using certain substances to pep me up (English tea) and relax me (alcohol). Being in the Stronger Together program has helped a lot in these areas.
Thank you, Lea, for helping us all understand this “wild ride” that we’ve been on. Fortunately, mine hasn’t been as wild as yours, Frank’s and Stuart’s. Phew!
Thanks for commenting! I’ll be sending energy to your pain levels, patience with yourself (and others), and general re-creation process. I relate to each of those, so by sending to you universal law sends it right back to me for my own work on those issues. 😉 The good news is we’re due for an energy shift (finally!), so we’ll all be able to take a breath. Loving you always!
Thank you Lea and thank you Samuel.
Dearest Gary, You are so welcome! Thanks for commenting—it’s great to hear from you!
Lea, thank you so much for this article, and the invitation to comment. The last 6 or 7 weeks for me have been all about hard work both outer and inner. I’ve seen opportunities come my way, and worked to discern how best to apply my time and energy. I’ve taken on more than I thought I ought to, because of inner prompting, and been consistently successful with those choices, including one in particular that showed me what I don’t want to do again. It has required constant patience, flexibility and trust.
I’ve repeatedly refrained from rescuing, knowing that this disempowers others. I’ve reminded myself again and again that my perspective is just one person’s perspective, and that if I want to know what others’ perspectives are I have to listen to what others have to say. I’ve come more to being at peace with allowing that I’m not in charge of anything except me.
A core issue has been coming up for me and now I can see how it has led me to judge people, situations and self in ways that aren’t healthy. I’ve been working to discern how to apply rightful standards and needed boundaries, as opposed to overreaching expectations of self and others. I’ve been endeavoring to avoid assuming that I’m in charge of choices that aren’t mine, while taking full responsibility for what is mine. I am now both more at peace with the current situation in our country, and more targeted in how I choose to address its impacts on my life, our nation and our world. I’ve been letting go of the idea that I need to see my own particular views prevail in order to be effective for the good.
And I’ve been putting in time and effort on creative endeavors–music, writing, cooking; on further healing from trauma; on cleaning up after myself and my lifestyle; and on leadership and communication. I am thinking about the good I want to see and this attunes me so that I can see the good there is. I value my life partner, my part in Samuel’s work, the many ways I serve in the world and the friendships my life has brought me, even more than I have in the past because it’s easier for me to see the positive now, and there is less tendency on my part to harbor expectations and then judge when they are not met.
It’s sometimes been challenging to get enough sleep during these recent weeks, to stay centered in the midst of constant changes in conditions and plans and demands, and to be fair to myself and my own needs. It’s all a balancing act. It’s a dynamic flow and I do my best within it, trusting that when I am staying in my heart and putting out love and loving Intent, I am drawn to where I’m needed, and what I need to do my work here and live at my best and highest is also drawn to me.
I’ll be very interested to see where the next waves of energy take us, and how we can best ride and use them!
With love always, to all who read these words.
Woo-hoo, Marion, great comment! Absolutely what YOU said! Your comment not only made me smile, but also made my heart leap. You’ve shared some really powerful expressions of inner awareness and positive focus on NOW. Thank you! Love you much!
it certainly has been a wild ride from my viewpoint. But I do feel that the tension is easing as trust finds its way into my moments and days.
I find it very interesting to consider self-reliance and personal responsibility in the wake of having been self-reliant and responsible. having been self-reliant and responsible may have a little or nothing to do with whether I am being those things here and now. while honoring self-reliance and responsibility affects the way I am in this world, the accounting is internal, between me and all that is.
Feeling grateful fir Samuel’s teachings and grateful to be alive
Yes! I’ve seen the same thing—that the challenges seem to ease as I/we reach a place of/remember to simply trust—trust myself and what I know to be my truth, trust the Universe, trust the process—any process is working for my greater good (since I’m creating my universe), trust the love of those around me… I, too, am so grateful for Samuel’s many teachings that help me stay centered and surrounded with Love. It makes a difference.
Love you so much!