November 6, 2005

  Samuel: Hello, dears.

Hello, Samuel.

S: Braver than you thought.

Does it feel like a new year to you? Are you at a time when you’re willingly starting new? And if you are, what is it—not done yet—what is it you are starting? Don’t answer—just asking. What is it you are starting? And when I ask you “does it feel like a new year?” what am I referring to?

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S: That’s one version, sure. What else?

The Celtic New Year.

S: Sure. And?

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S: And? Yes. Good. And?

And you’ve got a seasonal transition going on that is showing itself up very much in the politics of your world right now, isn’t it? Governmental changes. Earth changes. A lot of transition happening. And that’s some of what we’re going to talk about tonight.

So, when last we were together, and the time before that, I handed out homework. Anybody do it? And if you did, how was it for you. And for those who don’t have any idea what I’m talking about at all, I’ll just ask it to you this way—how’s your month been? Like that? Sit quietly. Hope somebody else takes over for you.

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S: Busy. Busy, indeed. Aye. I would say expensive would be a good word for you.

All right, then I’ll just move right beyond it, and let you get out of the sticky seat. And I want you to take a moment and think about your world right now.

Now, you can look at that in a couple of different ways. One of them is the planet, the world, the things that are going on in “the world,” because that’s your world. And then the other way, of course, is your world within that greater world. I want you to think about your world. And it’s good to go ahead and try to put some of both in there. A little of your own world. A little of the world as a whole. I want you to think about how things are going. What comes to mind? What sort of changes are you seeing? Changes within yourself. Changes within organizations, government, within trees, ground, rocks. Changes.

Now, just to give you a few little helps, tell me a few of the things that are going on in your world as a whole right now. You have . . .

I see some truths coming to light, the exposure of things that have been hidden, and that corresponds to my own life where I’ve seen some things come to the surface that I’ve really not seen before.

S: Good. Good.

I’m a big fan of staying away from my shadow and trying to pretend that it doesn’t exist. And I’ve noticed that I’m more comfortable casting some light on it in order to see what it’s really about. And I see that, both in the small picture and the big picture, where there’s a little illumination to things that aren’t always put out there in front of you, but are always driving the bus, sort of thing. And I’m starting to figure out where I’m operating from in that shadow aspect, and becoming a little less afraid of it.

S: And, of course—all aside—and, of course, I’m speaking only to Chris; this is not going to apply to any of you at all—it’s only when you’re able to recognize your shadow that you can accept and work with it. And it’s only when you’re working with it that you see there’s nothing there to be afraid of. And yet, the resistance to it is where the fear comes from.

So when you can step back enough to figure out not “what is it I’m not accepting?” but instead, “why am I resisting this?” you’re going to hit right at the crux of it. Good for you. Just for him, right?


There’s a change in perception, within the country as a whole, of how our political leadership is doing. It’s moving from “Oh, we love you,” to “not so good.” And I think it’s an unveiling of some sorts.

S: Good. Well said. Well said.

Along with that, what I’m noticing is that people are starting to not let fear rule them. We’ve had all kinds of disasters, and the situation that Heidi’s speaking about with truth coming forth. The only way that truth could really come forth is for people to move out of the fears that were keeping them blind and be willing to stand up and ask for more of the truth that they’re seeking.

And also in the catastrophes that we’ve seen, the natural catastrophes, people who have experienced those and have lost so much are not letting that rule their day, in the sense that they’re moving forward. And other people are gathering around to help them, and they’re moving beyond their own fears in order to help them. In many cases they are people who have had to move beyond fear in order to reach out and to help.

S: And do you see that same thing in your life?


S: Good for you.


S: Good for you. Yes.

Is anybody going to mention earthquakes, land slides, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes as well?

There are many instances around the globe of those who are oppressed, and neglected and disempowered beginning to stand up and fight, or step to that door of fear and say “no more.”

S: Good.

Whether that’s Pakistani women or the neglected in France.

S: Aye. [Oma racing around the room.] She says “Play with me or talk amongst yourselves, but you’re very scattered right now, and I cannot deal with that. I’ve got to go into shepherd mode. So unscatter! Let’s coalesce here.” She’s my barometer. I miss you when you’re not here.

I’m going to make a shift just now, and this actually does work with where I’m going. Tell me about a rose. A rose. A rose. A rose. Nice.

It’s a very beautiful flower. There are a huge variety of them. Some of them are scented, some of them are not. They come in all kinds of colors. And they take a lot of looking after.

S: Some do.

Some do, some don’t.

S: Not all, but some do. Yes. Yes. What sort of difference is there between those that take a whole lot of looking after and those that do not take so much? Any thoughts in there?

Well, there are some that grow wild that have adapted to their environment, and there are some that are cultivated for special qualities that tend to need more babying.

S: Yes.

The ones that need looking after are the ones others have, and the ones that I have don’t get looked after.

S: They’re the ones that don’t need it. There you go. And is that a good thing, that you have the ones that don’t require a lot of looking after?

Yes. Good for them because that’s what they’re getting.

S: If I were to . . . oh, let’s move this into a story. Once upon a time there was a man who had a treasure. A treasure. And he gathered that treasure up to take it into the city that was quite far away so that he could share this treasure with the . . . shall we say, the woman he loved—although there are all sorts of variations of that that would be just as good to fit in there. So just have it fit however it is you wish. He was going to take it to the church. He was going to take it to his mother. He was going to take it to his lover, to his . . . whatever.

So he wanted to share this treasure, and he puts the treasure in his cloak, and he wraps it up very, very carefully, and he begins the trek toward the town that is quite far away.

Now, where shall this be? Shall we make it Bolivia? Up in the Andes. And he’s coming down the mountain, and because it’s the Andes that would take a couple of weeks, wouldn’t it, to get down that mountain, to get into the town at the foot of the mountain and to proudly give that great treasure.

And he finally gets to where he’s going to the home of his . . . and he opens his cloak, and has what? Tell me. What does he have, but you know roses. What did he have? He had petals, and dry stuff, and some thorns. And some green stuff—mainly a mess that did not look very much like a rose, didn’t he?

So his lover, mother, wife, sister, priest, boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever—doesn’t matter—said, “Oh, how nice. It’s the thought.” “Ah, but I brought you a perfect and beautiful rose.” And she said, “A rose? What is a rose?” And so he thought to describe it. “All right. Well, it’s this bush. And this bush has a very long stalk, cane, on it. And a bud comes at the end of it, and it is a beautiful white flower, and it unfolds and it’s a different look to it every day until it unfolds, until finally it covers your hand with the most beautiful fragrant bloom.” And all of that really just to get here: “And that’s what a rose is.”

And, of course, from that point on, to the wife, mother, teacher, priest, brother, boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever, a rose is something with a long green stalk and a white thing at the end of it that smells really good and gets really big.

And when that person went to go seek a rose—[are] you following where I’m going already?—they went into the market and said, “I would like to have, please, a flower that is on a long stalk, and it’s white at the end, and it starts out a bud, and it gets very large, and it has a very nice smell.” And my florists have an idea already of what sort of thing happened. They said, “Well, what could you mean?”

Now, in your mind, run through all of the different sorts of flowers that could look like that. “Is this a rose? Is this a rose? Is this a rose?” Well, what about “No, we don’t have anything that looks like that.” Let’s go in a different direction. “Instead, we have something that grows on a very long stalk like that, but it’s red.” “Oh, no, that’s not a rose. A rose is white.” “Well, no, we don’t have anything that looks like that, but we have this very beautiful . . . “—what color is that?


S: ”We have this very beautiful lavender one.” “Oh, lavender. No, that’s not rose, because I know on authority from somebody who grows them, from the rose expert, that a rose looks like this, smells like this, is white. And nothing else is a rose.”

All right, stop for a moment, and wheel back through the last few minutes, and figure out why I went from what’s going on in your world right now—your world, and your world—to roses that may be hydrangeas, that could be peonies, that might be pink or red or lavender or white. Kathy.

It reminds me that we have limitations on our perceptions.

S: Good.

And that in anything that’s happening, if we don’t allow ourselves to have the highest perspective, then we can call it by something that it’s not, you know. Ultimately, you know, the things that are happening in the world could be beautiful roses, but if we’re thinking it might be something else, then we won’t . . . 

S: This isn’t a rose. This isn’t what I know as a rose.

. . . appreciate the gift of it.

S: Very good. Very good.


We have a tendency to act from fear, and if what we know is true comes in a different guise, we can’t accept it, because it doesn’t fit into our sense of reality.

S: And what happens because you don’t accept it?

We lose a lot.

S: That’s right. Harvey.

In terms of perspective, we can be a perspective. We can understand that several different viewpoints are equally valid, and can be unified.

S: And how hard is it for that one?

You have to know the other person very well, and know their perspective, their world view.

S: Or you have to know that you might not have every bit of the information, and there might be a tiny bit of this world that you’re not privy to that might mean that somebody else has something that could be helpful for you. Both ways. Excellent. Good. Lisa, then Paula.

If I always want a rose, then I’m going to miss out on how wonderful a peony smells.

S: That’s true.

And I don’t want to do that, so I think looking at perspectives and knowing myself is the most important part that I can give.

S: Yes. Yes. You two are working well together. Very good. Paula, then David.

My judgments are colored by my beliefs.

S: Or, to say it another way, your rock-hard, life truth is a belief based on your perspective.

In the story, there was certainly a narrow-mindedness, in terms of the search. The person was looking only for a rose, and not any sort of bigger picture. And not only that, they didn’t even know what a rose was, which, in a lot of ways, is the way perhaps I feel that I approach my life. I know that I want to do something with it, but I don’t really know what that is. And sometimes maybe I’m not so good on the choices I’m picking because I’m rejecting things because it’s not this image of what I think it’s supposed to be.

S: Beautifully said. Very well said. Very good. Bobbi, then Lillibeth.

I had a mentor in my life once with whom I had gone through a very hard experience—humbling experience.

S: Don’t you just hate that?

Yes. And I was talking to him about that I would be so glad when I had gotten past that. And he said, “I won’t be so glad when you get past that, because right now, Bobbi, you’re teachable.” And I’ve never lost that because I still see times when I forget to stay teachable, and I have to remind myself, you know, be teachable.

S: Lovely.

Another part of the story was when the person went to the market, they insisted that they knew what a rose was, because they had a higher authority. And so, essentially, they had given over their own power to that authority, and did not do any research about how many kinds of roses are there? And they just took all of that on face value and said, “This is the way it is, and therefore you’re wrong.”

S: And just a slight variation with that: So this person was so disappointed that the rose was just crumbles, and said, “Well, don’t worry. Here’s what I’ll do. I will go to the computer—have to walk down the mountain, but they’ve got computers, but some of you in here know well that that’s pretty true—I’m going to go to the computer, and I’m going to type in white rose, and I will learn about white rose. And then I will go into the market, and I will get a white rose. And I will love it, and I will think of that as the rose from you.” But they did wonderful research, and they got that incredible information, and they still didn’t know all of what a rose was, they still did not know all that goes into a cottage rose, or a climbing rose, or a wild rose, as opposed to a . . .


S: That’s the word. Thank you. A hybrid rose.

And now tell me rose names. A Peace Rose. That was the one. Or an American Beauty. Is that a rose?


S: An American Beauty rose. All that they know is that “the Internet told me, I’ve done the research—this is a white rose.” And they still don’t have what they need. Sorry to add to that.

And all of this is about treasure, because what I have been talking to you about over the last few months is finding your treasure, figuring out what it is you want. Figuring out what it is you need to do to get what you want. Figuring out what’s getting in the way of you figuring out what you want. The shadow knows. And sometimes it’s because you get so fixed on not knowing what you want that you aren’t aware of what you do have that tells you what you want. You’re so stuck in the tunnel that says white rose that you’re missing out on the rest of the garden—needless to say, all of the other kinds of roses.

Was that a question, or a signal, or some sort of physical jerk?

Probably a physical jerk.

S: Well go ahead. It fits.

I was going to say that, through all that, the person was stuck on the treasure being the white rose, and the treasure was [actually] the person who was wanting to share what was so special to them. The treasure wasn’t the white rose, it was the love and the wanting to share what was so special to them with this person. And they got caught up in the rose.

S: Aye. Told you.

Now put all of that aside. Push it into the other side of your brain for a while, and I want to lead you into the thorns. All right?

Over the last—gosh—couple of days, needless to say couple of months, your planet has been doing a lot of breathing, hasn’t it? It takes a good deep breath and there goes Pakistan. A quick exhale and there goes Biloxi, New Orleans. It stretches out a couple of kinks and you’ve got . . . say it.

Kentucky. This morning.

S: Tornadoes. Such an interesting thing. Tornadoes are all about magnetics, and they look a lot like you. And sometimes act that way too: massive swath of destruction.

You have things going on in your world that you don’t—sorry—want to look at. Pain and suffering. And you don’t have to go around to the other side of the world to see that. For some kinds of suffering, you just need to look around this room. There’s all different kinds of flowers. There is a lot right now that your world needs, needs. And what I want to ask you is stop for a moment. Think about it. I don’t want you to give me a very lovely, spiritual answer. “Love. They need love.” It’s true, but I want you to look more specifically. What does this world need?

Now, every one of you can have a different answer. There are not wrong answers here. I’m not looking for something, except don’t say, “The world needs love. All you need is love.” Nah, nah, nah. Nah, nah, nah. I’m asking you. You are looking at the news: you are looking at international news; you are looking at national news; you are looking at neighborhood news. If you were the world’s richest person, and you could make something right—if you were God, if you were Goddess, and you could say, “Let’s change something there,” what would it be? What does the world need? Don’t raise your hand, but answer that question.

Now, some of you are getting all kinds of things. In fact, that’s one of the difficulties that you find in your life a lot of times. There’s so much to shuffle through that it’s very hard to focus on it—there are drugs for that, did you know that? But try. Try to prioritize it then. Maybe focus on just one thing at a time. All right, all of these things are needed, but let’s think: What is the biggest thing that needs help right now? All right, what would that need? And try to move it to being able to answer that in one statement. What is it that the world needs right now. Again there is not one answer. There’s not fifty answers. There’s about four billion answers maybe.

And here is why I’m asking: because you are not . . . I don’t like saying this because it sounds so exclusive: “Come join my club. No girls allowed.” But the fact of it is, I’m not telling you something you don’t know. You’re in this world, you’re not of it. You’re not an alien—darn! You’re not ET. You’re born, you live your life, you die. The difference is, you are—and I mean every one of you are—tortured . . . tortured. Somebody say that word in “Kentucky.” Tortured.


S: Tortured. You are . . .


S: Tortured—thank you—by the knowing that you want to do something to help the world be better. You want to be better. You want the world to be better. I realize you probably have never noticed this, but there are people here who don’t feel that way, who did not grow up thinking “Is this all there is?” There are actually people in this world who don’t think about a bigger picture and who don’t wonder why it is this time they can’t fly. I just said that for a couple of you in here—sorry.

The fact of it is, there are always in this world those people who know that they are here—no matter what it is they do, no matter how it is they do it—they know that they are here to tie a pretty bow on it and hope it gets better—no—who know that somehow, some way, they are here themselves to do something to help make this world better.

And what that means is you tend to be driven by a big picture and you have trouble putting it into a little picture. And my example of that is, what does the world need? I want you to go back to that now. What is it the world needs? Because I will guarantee you that right now that is exactly what you need to take the next step you are looking at. And whether that was love, opportunities for good communication, well, that’s not the person next to you, that’s you. If it’s . . . give me a few.


S: Leadership. I can absolutely guarantee that that’s because that’s what your next step is about and you know it. So think about it now. What did you tell you you need? Because what it is you are able to see in the large picture is because you, dear teacher, are in a place to begin learning that or using that in the personal picture.

And at this time, when there are so many conflicting versions of “this is a rose,” “no, this is a rose,” “no, this is a rose,” it’s all a rose. When perspective and authority and justifications and excuses, and “been there, done thats” put the world to sleep, keep anything from happening, or stop change in its tracks, you have gotten stuck. And you’ve gotten stuck because you’ve gotten so involved in “Well, it has this very long, green stalk, and it has white petals, and it smells really good,” and you’re so focused on “this is how it is. This is what I need. This is how I work. This is what I should be getting. This is what the world should be getting. This is . . .” and it keeps you . . . it keeps you from the garden, for one thing. It keeps you from the true treasure, for another. It keeps you occupied, just not satisfied. It keeps you doubting yourself, because you don’t have enough time to really look at you, because you’re so busy focused in that tunnel, getting your way, not knowing that’s half the problem.

A Guardian cannot function in the world if you are incapable of being a guardian for yourself.

Talk to me.

May I ask a question?

S: Yes.

I’m missing a connection here somewhere.

S: You mean [after] this dance I’ve been doing all the way across the room, in and out and around?

You lost me a little while back. When you’re saying that the things you think about are what the world needs, or what you should look at your own for. What I thought the world needed was really practical things like food, shelter.

S: Good. Good.

But I’ve got food, I’ve got shelter—very nicely too. I can’t make the connection between the two. Can you help me see the connection there?

S: I’ll try it in two directions. All right, the first one is what I was asking was, What does this world need? And, as you were looking at places of pain and difficulty, the answer there was very practical—needs to have met the very basic, fundamentals of staying alive. All right, that’s true for you, too, but it must be on another level that that’s also recognized, because for your own self what feeds you? What leaves you feeling alive is what you need. And it requires figuring out what it is that feeds you, and getting it. Aye.

What do you need? What do you need to be able to do in this world what it needs? What do you need to give to you what you need in this.

A Guardian looks at the world in wholeness. You are a part of the world, and because the world is a part of you, you reflect. What you see is because it’s what you need.

Now, I have been talking about change and bringing into your world abundance, knowing what it is you want, and tonight I’m saying to you the real key is for you to recognize that it’s a lot broader than you want to think it is, but a lot simpler to find.

You look at the world with magical eyes. They tell you what you need. You look at you with tunnel vision, focused, already determined: “Here is what I’m going to see.” And with those eyes you judge yourself harshly. You compare yourself, not only unnecessarily but wrongfully. With your eyes you look at you and you do not see a treasure, you do not see a rose. Sometimes what you see is just a big open-ended question mark.

I said to a very dear friend this past week, “Stop insulting me,” because when you don’t really see you, well, then, that means you don’t trust you. It means you don’t trust your connection with Source, because who would want to trust a Source that was you? You really do insult this Universe when you step back from what you are in order to give credence to the singular view that only white and green makes a rose, when you insist that only your version of what a lousy Guardian you are is the one that matters, with your view that only your knowledge of what you aren’t; in the midst of those few little lighted flowers of what you are, you take the easy way. And I will tell you, you know what your next step is. You know what the sign says you need right now. You know it because you got it on the highest authority. That would be you!

And now I would like to challenge you, beg you, ask of you: listen. Give it a chance. Maybe you told yourself something that really is going to make a difference. Maybe you could put just a little effort into following that, because just a little bit of effort in trusting that you are capable of receiving the information you need to do what you are here to do, to be what you are here to be, can start things moving in such a way that you won’t be stuck anymore. You’re so tired of it, so get moving. Just this one step, because the last two months of information requires it.

What is it your world needs? What does it need to get it? What’s required to bring it about? That’s your homework for life.

It’s the season of gratitude. Give it a chance.

Glochanumora. Happy trails.