March 7, 2010

Samuel: Hello, dears.

Hi, Samuel.

S: Hello, other dears. What did you do today, what did you do today, to make somebody else’s life better and brighter? Sylvia.

Well, Louise is hosting Eileen and I, and I had my honey-do list, so I did the garden fencing, and repaired rattan, and fixed a fan over the cat litter box to exhaust fumes.


S: And that applause was led by Louise. You’re going to be very wanted houseguests.

I’m receiving offers now, I have my Blackberry right here, so if you have honey-do lists, how sweet it is.

S: Lovely. Cam.

Today at Temple Team I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed the kitchen floor. There was so much grime down there, and Gayle pretty much indicated to me that she saw the floor for the first time.

S: Now a question. Part of the Temple Team magic is sympathetic magic. Cleaning the kitchen floor would be the equivalent of what?

Cleaning up your foundation.

S: Could be, cleaning your foundation, but really your foundation is your foundation, so . . . let’s play with that again. Think about it for a moment. Kitchen. Lakshmi.

For me, kitchen is about where I prepare my food, and right now you’ve been talking about diet and renewal, so that would be being clear about what I want to nurture myself with.

S: That’s good. I like that. That’s good.

I saw it as an act of renewal, to open all those areas that feed me in different ways, different aspects.

S: Ooh, he’s really good at this!

I really got into it.

S: Suzanne.

Good for you.

S: You’re in the light.

Thank you. To me it could also mean clearing out the grime of what’s accumulated in my life, perhaps from unhealthy eating practices.

S: Good, good! I wanted that one to come up. More!

I called a friend of mine in Indianapolis. I hadn’t talked to her in some weeks. She’s being treated for cancer and likes to talk about the days when she was showing her horses. And it gives her a chance to have a conversation like that. And she’s very dear to me, so I was moved to call her, to hear her laugh. I’ve always called her Stormy because when she was a little girl she stayed with me and we had the worst storm I’ve ever been in. So, that has followed her. But it was making that connection, lifting her spirits, lifting mine.

S: Two days made better and brighter. Very nice, very nice. More. Yes.

I called Daphne this afternoon to see how she was doing and just to tell her how much I love her. And she was so grateful to be able to talk with somebody and reconnect with us through me on the phone. And she sends bounteous love to everybody here. She’s sort of, I think, limited in what she can do. She’s grateful for any kind of outreach.

S: Two in a row with a very important message attached. You got it?

Reach out and touch someone.

S: The importance of communicating, of making that phone call, of sharing your love. That’s a good one. One more. Mary Claire.

I think I made the Temple Team’s day better and brighter by fixing lunch for them today.

S: Yes, you did. I am hearing the “Uh-huh!”

One of the things that you are is powerful—a power that you came here with—and every day it is unfolding and unfolding. Thank you, love. It is a power that is here for the purpose of being used. And choosing to make somebody’s day better and brighter is one of the ways that you use that power. And here is the kicker. Here is the kicker? Why would you say that? Here is the kicker?

That’s the point.

S: The extra bit at the end after you’ve milked the cow? That’s usually the kicker. Anybody ever milked a cow? You know that’s true. You pull yourself away, and the next thing you know if you’ve done it right, you’ve put the can to your right so that kick hits the can first. The things I know. So, the kicker is football?

The extra point.

S: All right, all right, I see that. The kicker is it comes back bigger.

A way, one way, to raise your power is to use it. And a way to use it is to determine you are going to make somebody’s day better and brighter. Now, there is a trick to it. What is that trick?


S: It must be done consciously. Consciousness. Yes. You’ve got to think it ahead of time. Are you asking me to hold up or are you asking me to call on you, Stuart?

Call on me, I just have a comment.

S: All right, just a moment. Consciously as in, “D.C. is going to be my target today. I’m going to do something today to make her day better or brighter.” Or even, “I am in the midst of working with DC and it occurs to me, ‘You know, I want to do something to make her day better and brighter, so I am going to . . .’”

Raise the temperature. (Laughter)

S:  . . . make it warmer in here with her in mind.” Yes, yes. Or what you’re doing, I will ask what you’re doing and if I can take part in what it is. “Can I help with that section,” or whatever it happens to be. The idea though is that it’s consciousness.


You’ve been asking us this question about how we made someone’s day better and brighter since—the Yucatan trip is where I first remember hearing you say that, so the September of ‘08. Um, and it’s funny how you know the things that we do. They go right in the grid and eventually they trickle down into mass consciousness and humanity. There’s a commercial on TV now, I usually fast forward through all the commercials because I rarely watch live TV, but there is a commercial out now. It’s an insurance company, I don’t even know which one it is, but it’s people doing good, kind acts to another person. But the neat thing about this commercial, and I’ve never seen it before, is someone is observing. Someone is seeing someone pick something up and hand it to somebody that they just dropped, or they’re knocking them out of a way before a box falls on their head and things like that. But the person who receives the act isn’t the one who passes it on. It’s someone who observes it and sees it happening, and then a light goes off in their head. And then when they’re in traffic they let someone in on them. And then when someone sees that on the sidewalk, they go into a café and do something nice. It’s this ripple effect. And I always think about what can I do to make someone’s day better and brighter when I see that commercial, because it’s an example of how it changes the world, basically, and it’s in mass consciousness now.

S: Tell me a gift out of that. A message out of that that Stuart just said. Marion.

Well, of course I don’t have a TV and I wouldn’t be watching it if I did because I’m doing The Guardianship Program . . .

S: Doesn’t matter, not the point . . .

The point is that there was something positive that Stuart saw, and he resonated with it totally without any prejudice about what the source was.

S: In fact, didn’t even remember it. Gwendolyn.

In taking the next step, is that the people shown in this commercial passed that energy along. I think that is wonderful to see that sort of thing expressed on the TV.

S: To mass consciousness. That’s right.

And we know that once you start a good thing going, it just gathers momentum as it moves along and touches other people.

S: Lovely.

And that was a wonderful thing. There’s another commercial that has been on, not much lately, but it was a radiator company that showed like cartoon characters. But where they start out are two guys are in a car and they’re going to hit each other and they stop. And then suddenly these hearts come flowing in, and they’re all looking at each other lovingly and they drive away. And then there’s this guy coming home from work and he’s hot and he’s tired and he’s going to go into his house and you can tell he’s agitated, and these hearts come flowing down and envelop him and he goes in and he greets his family with love and hugs all around. This is on our televisions! Whose brain is behind this?

S: Well, I think yours is.

It’s something to celebrate.

S: Absolutely. Steven.

A gift for me is that we can never ever know the impact of our actions. The simplest act of love can turn into a tsunami perhaps with ripple effects.

S: And that is what I wanted to hear. There is much you can gain because for each one of you, your unique perspective is going to give you a unique understanding, or message, out of it. But the one particularly that I was wanting is, you never know who’s watching you, and it’s the big “other.” Thank you. Thank you. Because your presence changes things and people watch you. Now a lot of times you notice that you end up having interesting little conversations in odd little places. But I would say that most of the time you don’t realize that somebody’s watching you. “Samuel, that’s why I stay home all the time by myself. I leave seldom.” And that means that most of your moments are opportunities to change a life. Illustration you’re familiar with: beautiful white shirt, this one is not white. I’m not quite sure what color it is, but it’s not white. It is teal or it is turquoise. It is one of those. It is shiny. The form is such a crow. “Caw, caw!” You have in your life repeated opportunities to change this world every day.

Frank, could you either move closer into the group or let Hapi dog come up here? D.C. was just getting comfortable. She was going to start taking her coat off. Where was I going?

You have repeated opportunities to change the world every day.

S: One of them is making a reference to the old story as if this was a white shirt. It’s not a white shirt. You look at the white shirt, but it has a little flaw in it. Maybe it has a tiny hole, or maybe it has that pizza stain you tried to get out, or maybe a little bit of an ink spot on it—just something small. It catches your attention, unfortunately a little too late, and it catches everyone’s attention because it’s that which is different that causes notice. And when you are in a large group of people and you are the only one . . .

Hello, dear (to Hapi).

. . . and you are the only one who is smiling, and everyone else is doing that frown that you see, oh, on campus, Matthew, where everybody is just [frowns], or downtown, where people are just focused on getting through and doing whatever it is that is their particular purpose for the moment, never realizing that somebody is watching. And when you’re looking at a crowd like that, and one person has a pleasant look, isn’t talking to themselves and still has a pleasant look, when you are . . .

(To Hapi) Yes. But you should go and rest. “But I don’t want to. I’m not sleepy.”

And certainly, when you’re going through the crowd, passing along love, sending out positive thoughts, when you’re the one that walks into the room with a springy step instead of trudging to show that you know how hard it is to live in this world like everyone else does, when you do those things especially when you don’t feel like it, because then you’re changing yourself, too, you are doing a piece of change-the-world work. You are putting out those little hearts that Gwendolyn talked about. Thank you, dear. You are passing along a good thought that becomes a good deed that becomes a good world. And it’s a part of your power. And as you use it, you get more of it.

Now, do you know what March is?

It’s the month right after February.

It’s the beginning of spring.


S: All of these things are true. It is a time that is often, in older cultures I suppose, thought of as a new year because spring often represented a new year. Winter was the end of the old, and spring was the beginning of the new. Spring is actually going to come, and it will lead to summer. You will progressively have more sunshine as these days continue to get longer. It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, March does. And sometimes it comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion. I like the first one better. In this year of renewal, what do you think I’m going to be talking about with March?


S: The part that has to do with “new.” But particularly what I wanted to talk about is that March is a month of celebration, not necessarily so much here in the new world. What are you celebrating?

March Madness.

S: A lot of basketball games. The delight of springtime—this year Easter is at the beginning of April.

Green Beer.

S: You are celebrating the day of St. Patrick’s victory.

Cam’s birthday.

S: And Cam’s birthday, always celebrated. That was St. Patrick’s victory, right?

Well, when he died.

S: Maybe it had to do with something else, but still.

It is a time of the spring equinox, a time of balance, bringing equal. But it is a time of passion beginning again. No, I’m not talking about what I did not get to at the Lifescapes yesterday. I heard that. I am talking about passion. And it does include sexuality, absolutely, but passion is my point and procrastination is the teaching. How in the world do those two fit together? Where there is passion there is procrastination. Where there is passion there is procrastination. However, the kind of passion is the waning, nearly non-existent kind.

In your life to create a new beginning, to renew, to experience a refreshed you, you want to look at your beliefs, you want to look at the company that you keep, you want to look at how your hopes and dreams are doing. And when I speak with Guardians, one of the things that I find far too often is that you’re pretty good at looking at your beliefs. You’ve pretty well figured out that if you’ve got a negative emotional response that means you’ve got a belief that’s ready to be transformed into something that serves you. You’ve got that figured out. You’ve pretty well got it figured out that when you are doing what works best for you in your life, you’re happy about that. You seem to have a sense of lightness about you, and your emotions are working in that same direction. Beliefs aren’t needing to be changed. You’ve figured that out. You’ve not figured out the part about the hopes and the dreams. I cannot tell you how many times I have asked you about, “Do you have a vision?” and the answer is, “No.” And when that answer is no to “Do you have a vision for this? Do you have a vision in the relationship? Do you have a vision for what you’re going to be doing tomorrow?” When that answer is no, it’s because the dreaming, the hoping, isn’t active.

Now, I would be the first to tell you that hopes and dreams are worthless. “Samuel, would you say that?” I would.

Without action.

S: They are absolutely useless. Hopes and dreams are just things that you talk to other people about. Say it again, Lakshmi.

They are without action.

S: They are so when there is not action that goes with them. And the action is the vision. What do you want to do to make that come about? What are you going to do about that? There’s where the vision comes up. “I have this dream that the world can function in peace, that every bit of life force on this planet is going to be functioning at its highest and best.” All right, what are you going to do about that? That’s where the vision comes about. I have this vision that this project is going to be finished fast, fun, and easy.” What are you doing to do make that happen? You see? The hope, the dream, the “when I was a little child I wanted to be an astronaut.” The, “when I went to that event last year I really got fired up about the possibilities of . . .” “I want to . . . I think I can . . . I wish . . .” Hopes and dreams are a natural means for you to function in your human self. I just said that hopes and dreams are human things, did you get that? Why is that?

Possibly because they’re a function of time and space, so that is in this dimension.

S: Very often, that’s the case. Often that’s because they’re related to how this dimension works. A function of time and space. Sure. More? Ah! Cindy.

If you’re not human, you probably don’t have all the work to do that we have it to do, so you don’t have to waste your time on hopes and dreams.

S: If you’re not human, you have all knowing. And if you have all knowing, you don’t need to have to have a hope or a dream, do you? You only need Intent, Thought, Word, and Deed. But that’s right, absolutely right. Steven?

Spirit is always looking to express, so hopes and dreams are the physical avenue to allow that spirit to be channeled into the world.

S: Beautifully said, beautifully said. And with that hope and dream you’ve got to ask, “What am I going to do about it? What can I do that make that happen?” And that’s where you’re going to come to your vision. Why is a vision so needed? Mary Claire.

It gives you the big picture of what it is that you want, so that when you can create your goals you can keep it on track with that if you’re clear about what the vision is and it stays moving in that same direction as what the vision is.

S: Because if what you can do is in this box, all the things that you do go in that box. The vision is the outline. It’s the ever changing boundary, because a vision can change. Once you’ve filled up that box, it doesn’t necessarily mean the vision is gone, does it? Because in all likelihood when you filled up that box you learned a few things that have taught you that there’s more. And it’s in the filling up of that box—and we’ve talked extensively about things to do in filling up that box—that’s where your goals come into play. That’s where you start figuring out, Here is what it is I’m going to do and how it is I’m going to do it.

This is a very important time to come up to Lakshmi and say, “Lakshmi, please teach me about Smart Goals,” because that really helps in fulfilling your vision, in getting your goals completed. As you act in fulfillment of your vision, you begin to develop passion. Your actions that fulfill your vision create passion. “Well, I’m not real sure about that, Samuel, because sometimes passion just happens.” I would imagine you’ve got a vision going there. And actually, visions can be that simple and that immediate. “What can I do, right here, right now? What can I do this week? What can I do this month? What can I do with this person? Maybe we can go out on a date. Maybe we can work together, maybe we . . .”

“What can I do?” And as you do, successfully, you start getting excited about it. It is those successes that motivate and create, motivate you to keep it up and create the passion that flows with it.

Bonnie are you . . . all right.

I’m thinking one of the most passionate times of my life didn’t begin with a vision. It was when I came to Phoenix and started getting all this information, and I was so passionate about wanting to tell everybody that I saw or ran into.

S: That sounds like it right there.

But I had no vision.

S: You mean you had no consciously set-out vision.

I didn’t know what to do with all of that passion. It was just a passion without the vision, is what I’m trying to say.

S: Passion without vision equals frustration.

Especially because everybody didn’t want to hear what I was trying to say.

S: Aye.

What strikes me about what you’re saying, too, is that until we have the roadmap, until we have the vision and the goals, the Universe can’t really help us, because there’s no concrete way to recognize it if it happened, because we don’t see what the Universe sees in terms of when I ask for help it needs to be specific. And I can’t ask for specific help or receive specific help until the roadmap is there.

S: Let me say it this way. For the easiest way to bring about your hopes, dreams, passion, vision, the working through of what those goals are, aligning them with the highest good, yes. Absolutely. The Universe is working with you all the time. Sometimes you are leaving it the job of cat wrangler. On the front row, Lillibeth says, “Rowrr.” And of course, that’s a whole lot of chaos. You see things happening slowly, you get kind of impatient, but you’re just running around. The Universe is doing what it can to keep you out of trouble, keep you on track, and keep you where you’re not scattering off too far. But if your life is just chaotic, without any focus, then it’s going to be awfully hard to give you the best kind of help. Little difference there.

So you take a look at your vision and you say, “How is it I want to bring that about?” and several things happen. There is a chance that what happens is you click right in, you start thinking about how you can bring these things about. They are specific goals, they are measurable goals, they are realistic goals, they are actionable, attainable, they are timely goals. That was smart. But more likely what’s going to happen is you’re going to get a phone call and start chatting with that friend that you haven’t spoken to in a really long time, and make a date for lunch, and “Oh my gosh, it’s later than I thought. In order for me to do lunch I’ve got to hurry and goals will have to be later.” Or you sit down at your desk, the phone rings, you answer it, you turn back to your desk, “Where in the world was that? I know it was sitting right here. Is it under this pile? No, not there. How about over here? Could it have floated off into . . . Oh gosh, if it’s over there I’ll never find it.” You laugh because you know.

Or perhaps you fall into fear. “Can I even do this? What happens if it doesn’t work? What if I’m working with Frank, and he doesn’t fulfill his end of it? Again. Then I’ll get in trouble and . . .” Or you start working on the goals and you start with number one and you’re really getting into it because of course you set it up properly. You asked the Universe to please help you and to fill you with everything that you need to know to make all of this work for the highest good of yourself and all who are involved in any possible way at any possible time as long as everyone in the world should live, and your mind starts filling with all kinds of good ways to fulfill that vision. And you start with number one, and it is, Get out of bed with a smile. A—throw my legs over the side of the bed. B—slowly reach . . . You laugh. Have you ever watched the form try and get out of bed? Slowly put the feet down. C—put weight on body. D—take step just to see. E— . . . And before you ever get to number two, you’re at D.

Can I go one step further with what you’re saying?

S: Go ahead.

When I had this vision of dancing—putting my service out there in the world through my dance—and I was told repeatedly by somebody that it’s my service right now, a part for my service. And I said, “Okay, I’m going to do it.” And I thought I couldn’t do it so I said, “No, this is not for me.” And I said, “Okay, but I can do it.” And I wrote down my goals, and a phone call came, and I just forgot about the goals. And then I said, “No, I can do this.” And fear came in, “But no, it can’t be me, I can’t do it.” But then I realized the underlying belief that made me do all those things is that I did not believe that I could do it. It is because that, even though I know that I am this powerful Guardian and all that stuff, I didn’t know that that could be a powerful means of doing it and that I could overcome all my human fears that keep me from putting myself out there. And then I had to face my fear of not being perfect, of being open to criticism, of making mistakes, of falling down, and also of being successful. So I had to list all my fears and say at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. Because what matters is that I’m going to go out there and make a change in the world.

S: And I’m going to just basically say the very same thing right now. And when you are looking at your vision and you’re starting to write down your goals, and you find yourself stuck, fear makes you stuck. Fear is your friend. It’s always there to let you know when you have a belief that has to do with survival that needs to be brought out into the open. Fear is so good that way. Fear says, “People are going to laugh at you.” Fear says, “You can’t afford the costume.” Fear says, “Nobody wants you.” Fear says . . . fear says so many nasty little things. It’s that inner ten-year-old, the one that occasionally got taunted, teased a little too hard, the one who wanted everything to be sunshine and flowers and good, and sometimes got smacked over the top of the head with it. And as a result, there’s this little hard place inside the heart that says, “Don’t go there.” And whenever there are things that come up in your life that might cause you to go there, your friend, fear, pops up and says, “Ah, ah-ah! Remember, you might get laughed at! Remember, you might be impoverished. Remember, you might not do it perfectly. You might get blamed, you might . . . you might . . . you might . . . What would people think about you, you failure, you.” Fear loves that.

And you know really, all of these things are just procrastination. And procrastination is really easy to fool by not giving it an opportunity. Procrastination is one of those stupid versions of fears. It is! Sort of the slow fear, slow learner. You close out one of the opportunities for procrastination to stick his little head in, and he gets lost, goes wandering off elsewhere. So really, all you need to do is close down the usual entrance. Well, what is that usual entrance for you? Where do you get stuck? Well, start writing the goals to your vision and you are going to see where you get stuck.

One way I have noticed many Guardians get stuck is with not having a place to sit and think, a place that is clear and clean and conducive. Those are the important three Cs. Clear meaning not that you’ve smudged it, meaning you’re not having to shuffle the stacks. Are you one of those people who work with a clear desk, or are you one of those people who says, “Don’t move it. I know where everything is and I can get to it.” I know if you are one of those second that you think that works for you. I would like to tell you boldly, I know, I’m sorry. It does not work for you. Stop it! Clear off your desk. Clear off your office. No, do not stack everything on the floor. A lack of organization is going to keep you from fulfilling your vision. So start out with clear and clean. And what was that third? Conducive. And what would conducive mean?

You don’t have the TV blaring.

S: You don’t have the TV blaring while you’re working. “But Samuel, the only place I can work is where my children watch TV.” Give them something else to do. “Well, the only way that I can study is in the midst of chaos.”

[ …] as children, that it doesn’t feel safe without it. So it’s a lifetime of overcoming.

S: It is. And when you overcome that and you learn how the Universe channels into that clear mind. “Samuel you did not say anything about a clear mind.” But you see, the clear and the clean and the conducive work for that. It’s the Temple Team’s sympathetic magic, you see? You are creating a place to work that is sacred to your vision. You are honoring it. You are honoring the work that you are doing by creating an atmosphere that is dedicated to your being able to receive in the easiest way. And the easiest way, I assure you—and I know—I assure you the easiest way for the Universe to pour these treasures into your brain is when you are quiet, when you are not distracted. When you are focused.

Another way procrastination enters your life is that you set up goals that are so far out of your reach that you can never accomplish them. Or you over-think so much. Why not over-think your goals? You over-think everything else. You over-think so much that it’s an avoidance technique. Or you allow your fears to slide into this: “This is my only chance to ever do this. It’s got to be perfect; it’s got to be now. So I’m going to be a perfectionist and I’m not going to make any mistakes because you see, if I make a mistake, it’s all ruined. Because, you see, a mistake means I’m bad and unworthy and incapable, and I may as well give up.”

Now procrastination, as you have probably figured out, is pretty powerful. The good news is, it is a habit, not a force, and you can change a habit. The easiest way to change something is to replace it. And if you are replacing the habit of procrastination, what might you replace it with? Not procrastinating! Action! Yes. See, you’ve already got it. And the action then is going to—here comes the circle—create passion. Isn’t that amazing how that works? You’ve lost your passion because you’ve lost your vision, because you’ve not been taking action that you believe in. It’s caused you to procrastinate, to put off, to let bad habits get in your way. To let old fears rule you. And it’s so easy to change. Not just with the little things, but with the big things. Not just with the great big things—“My vision for life on this planet . . .”—but for little things. My vision for after this meeting, “I’m going to stand up from my chair . . .”

One of the first things that I can talk about is what a difference it can make when you’re looking at a crowd of people just not realizing they are being watched, and you see those one or two people with smiles, purpose, peace. You’re drawn toward them. Having your passion back makes you one of those people, the one with the smile, the sense of purpose, and the peace. Getting your passion back is a function of renewal. How about this month working on that? And I’d like to suggest a really easy way to do it. Before you get into the “What are my hopes and dreams? What can I do?” how about, “Today I’m going to list no more than three, no less than one. One, two or three things that would be really easy to do. Ideally, a for-instance—let’s take out the ideally—for instance, maybe one thing has to do about your physical self; one thing might be to do with mental self; one thing might be to do with the emotional self. So they might look something like, “I’m going to eat a healthy breakfast, and I’m going to work for five-minute practicing the zither that I’ve been trying to learn for forty years, and . . .”

A zither, you know a zither. Are you saying that zithers are sort of rare? He says, “What are you talking about?” I heard that.

And maybe emotionally, “I’m going to do something I’ve not done before because my fear of trying new things has really been getting the best of me, so I’m going to take Mr. Zither for a walk around the block, because we both could use an outside, and that’s going to be working on my fear, because you know I like to stay in the house all the time and never go out, because if you go outside you’ve got to practice being a good Guardian. And if you’re inside, nobody’s looking. So I’m going to walk around the block to go after that fear.”

And when you do those things and have completed each one, tell yourself, “Good for me! Look what I did!” And don’t laugh at yourself for it. Don’t. Even if number one was to brush your teeth, and you brush your teeth anyway, tell yourself, “Good for me.” By the end of the week you’re going to be seeing some of that old spark coming back.

Conscious doing creates happiness and a sense of fulfillment, and that’s what makes up passion. Success can be created little bit by little bit. Give it a try. Give it a try because it is a part of renewal. Now you’re here listening to this for a reason. It is truly the most important thing you can be hearing right now. Save your life, change the world.