April 4, 2010

Samuel: Hello, dears.

Hi, Samuel.

S: Now, it’s been a good day for it, so what have you done today to make somebody’s life better and brighter. Aye, Mary Claire.

Last night, it was a conscious act of making someone’s day better and brighter for today, and that was to set aside raw oat groats to soak overnight so that I could prepare them for breakfast, for Cam’s most favorite breakfast. So I consciously got up out of bed, it’s like, “Yes, I need to put that on to soak so I can make that for him.” And he had his favorite breakfast and he said, “Oh, this makes my day better and brighter.”

S: And it’s your day, right?

It’s the Bunny Day. [Cam’s birthday]

S: Right. She calls you Bunny, yes?


This spring I’ve started growing plants from seeds to prepare for the bounty that will come when it gets warmer. And I brought two different kinds of basil seedlings for Stuart and Lea and Frank, so they would have basil growing.

S: That’s hitting a triple, yes?

Ding ,ding, ding. Extra points.

S: How about two more? Greg, then Jean.

David and I got up this morning, and we got Rose Jewel and took her to church, then we swung by the cemetery to visit her parents and her brother, and then we took her home and we cooked a vegan dinner.

And it was good!

S: Didn’t mind it too much, eh?

And then we went on a walk by a babbling brook and sat on a swing for about an hour. Then we went home and had dessert and told her we loved her.

It was a great day.

S: Filled with better and brighter. Jean.

Bobbi and built a garden in our front yard and miraculously managed to save many of the vegetables that were there last year; lasted all winter. So they’ve grown. We’re already eating out of it. Neighbors stop continually to tell us how much they admire it. So I gave a neighbor a whole armload of vegetables today.

S: And so when you do something to make somebody’s day better and brighter, what does it do to your day?


S: Comes right back at you. Makes it better and brighter. Aye.

Also for me, because it’s a conscious act, that it just puts me more in a framework of service.

S: And that framework of service brings you happiness, because it is giving that brings joy to you. An act of love makes you happy. Making somebody’s day better and brighter makes your day better and brighter because that’s how you’re built. You are here as a great giver. Now, a lot of people in this world, well maybe not a lot, but a good many people in this world give. And sometimes they give because they want somebody to like them, and sometimes they give because they want something back. And that kind of giving does not bring joy. In fact, you can pretty well count that, if you’re in a place in your life where there’s a lot of stress going on, where you’re feeling particularly rung out, I can guarantee that you have been doing some giving with the idea of getting something from it. Trying to make them like you; trying to be accepted; trying to buy a friendship or a promotion or . . .  rather than giving because you can’t do anything else. Giving love. And when you give love, you change. You exchange a piece of the old and human self—I think that’s some of the prettiest flowers I’ve seen; little puka flowers—and you replace it with your Guardian-self. You replace it with Ellic force. You replace it with Avataric function. And the more you give of that love that you are, the more you become that love that the world needs. The more you become what you are here to be. So be it making somebody’s day better and brighter, be it serving, be it any number of ways that it’s possible to give love—because that’s what you’re doing—to give that love changes you, empowers you, and makes you more the source of love that you are.

So, happy Easter, yes? Easter is one of the strangest holidays you have, don’t you think? This is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and it’s celebrated with rabbits and eggs. And although I know that there are ways that it can be made into a story that worked, you know, something to the effect it’s about new life and about creating a whole lot more new life, or something like that, it’s still interesting kind of one laying on top of the other, no rabbit joke intended. But really, there’s so much more to the celebration than rabbits and baskets and toys. Western culture does anything it can for candy and toys, doesn’t it? Will usurp any holiday and make it a candy and toy holiday. It’s about renewal. Yes, it’s about renewal.

There was an ad in the paper today, a Macy’s ad, and it was an Easter ad. And I thought, This is going to be interesting because how would they make it secular? But it said they wished everyone a nice holiday of renewal.

S: I like that. But more than that—at least what I’m going to talk to you about—it’s a holiday of renewal because it’s a holiday about forgiveness. And renewal is the result of forgiveness. Now, April has a lot going on in it. It is about midway through until about midway into May you are going to see a lot of need for your focused daily energy into the world situation. I’m putting all of this up front rather than at the very end so that I can be sure you get it. Around mid-April until about mid-May, a lot of planetary adjustment going on. Not unusual, but it may be coming with more force. But whenever there is the kind of energy that’s moving now in the world, it tends to bring about a lot of extreme behavior. And it is more important than ever that you—and that means you—that you be the extreme of love, that you be the extreme of giving, of power, of right use of power, of right communication, of right action in every way to try to over-balance the kind of bristling for war, getting too big for your pants in governments across the world—too big for britches, sorry.

And it would be good for you to give it some help. During that time, also remember that your focus on right communication is going to be very much a key to all of that. Something that is too easy to forget is how important your communications are. It is surprising to me how often the brain is not engaged when the mouth is running. You’re just talking out of habit. Maybe you just want to hear yourself talk; maybe you’re just not even paying attention to yourself and just making the sounds. Right communication is vital as you are working to present to the world the extreme of the most loving function. So let me take a couple of moments to ask you about that.

With regard to good communication, what are things that individuals who are watching this now or later, individuals who are right here right now can make use of with regard to good communication?

Good listening.

S: Very important part of good communication—yes, that’s right—is good listening. Gwendolyn.

Seeking the uplifting and best side of any situation rather than . . . very often you can expand upon the negative because everybody gets into that. But there is something so magical . . .

S: So big. So big.

. . . so magical about seeing the magic in everything. It’s a turn-around kind of a deal.

S: You see it because you believe it so look for the magic, it’s there. Look for the miracles; they are there. Right.

Mary Claire, and Marilyn, and David, and Jeanean, then Frank and Vicki. You are all caught up with that?

This is just a little more specific, but thinking the best of others first. Before one goes into any scenario, know about where that person’s coming from. Giving them the benefit of the doubt. Think the best of them.

S: Good. No assumptions except the best ones. After Mary Claire.

Somewhat like that, but keeping the larger vision in focus about the relationship that you’re in or whomever you’re talking to or trying to achieve.

S: I’m going to put out a little correction here. Even if you were saying the same words because you are you, you would not be saying the same thing. So realize that you may think it was already said, say it anyway because it’s vital. A very important time. After Marilyn.

Being respectful and non-judgmental.

S: Very good.

I was going to say seeking the win-win scenario, which you would need to put aside ego. Look for those opportunities, not need to be right, which you know is a big job to do that.

S: Is hard. Adapt. Negotiate, do not need it to be your way. Seek for a win all around. Good.

You’ve talked a lot about vision, I guess forever, but lately what really struck me finally was vision on a small level, on the little day-to-day tasks. So I’d say every time you speak, have a vision of what it is you want to say while you’re speaking, what results you’re intending when you open your mouth.

S: Good, good! Yes, yes. More.

Bridging . . .

S: Yes, bridging. Yes.

. . . in where I would say “I’ll send energy,” instead I’ll say if they’re Christian, “I’ll put you on my prayer list.”

S: Yes, good, good!

Recognizing another by showing interest in that person, by engaging in that person, by engaging them, by being interested in what they’re doing and what they’re saying so they feel recognized.

S: Good! Because the two things all humans want? Respect and recognition. And although the recognition is a different kind . . . and sort of what Steven is referring to is a symptom of respect. You are respecting another when you ask how they are doing, when you are interested in them. Look them in the eyes. Don’t look around the room while you’re talking to somebody else. Give your attention, give yourself. It’s good.

Remember that communication is the act of being heard, and because of that we really have to really hear what we are saying to that person’s situation and who they are. Know your audience.

S: Good, very, very good. Aye.

I’ve found that I have to be in a space to listen. I have to focus and put everything aside that I’ve been dealing with during the day, especially with my daughter. I really have to listen and concentrate on what she’s talking about.

S: And coming to that place where you are willing to put aside your stuff to listen to another is a gift of power and it is a gift. It is a gift. More.

And in respect to listening, one of the things that’s working for me is when I listen, is to not listen to the emotions of people talking, but to really look at what they’re trying to say. For instance, today Sanat was really upset that he didn’t have eggs for him to hunt. And he was very angry because it’s Easter Day and he thought bunnies should have kept it and whatever, and so . . . toys. He didn’t get his toys. Instead of going a lot of routes I could have taken, I talked to him about disappointment, “I know you’re feeling disappointed about this.” So it’s just cut so much friction that could have happened, back-and-forths, and . . .

S: Defense – offense.

Yeah! And even in conversation, “I can see you’re scared about it, what are you scared about?” And it’s really easy to communicate about what needs to be communicated.

S: Don’t let the drama get in the way of the message. Very important.

Thinking of mirroring, mirroring what you’re heard. So that can mean repeating back to them what you think they say for the sake of clarity.

S: And it also can be physical mirroring, as well. You are talking with somebody who is very relaxed so you take a relaxed posture as well. Have you been the relaxed one when the other person has been the very upset one, very tense, and they just get angry at you because you’re not taking them seriously, because you’re not as upset as they are? Well, you don’t have to mirror that upset, but you can take on some of the physical—not all of them—body language that says, “I’m with you here. I’m with you here.” Those of you that I have had individual sessions with you may notice that I do that all the time. I sit from you, you’re sitting there like this, pretty soon I’m sitting here like this. I should not tell you my secrets, should I? Because I want you to see that we’re one here. We are one here. So yes, that’s a very important one. More.

I’ve been approaching someone experimenting with the intent and thought, “I love you,” and that changes how I communicate. It’s pretty amazing.

S: Good, good. I should move a bit into that since it was your homework, wasn’t it? Steven is saying that he’s trying to do that, he’s seen it to be effective. Anybody else finding that so? You’re finding that to be effective? Now here’s the question, how is that changing you? Stuart.

Well, I think I’m making eye contact a lot more with people when I’m consciously doing the exercise. I’m more communicative, I think, with them. And I always leave the scenario feeling better than I did when I went into it. I always feel uplifted from it. And I’ve tried—it’s kind of funny how when I first started doing the assignment, I did it with people I didn’t know—I’d be walking down the street. I limited it to that rather than my few friends here and my family. Why should it just be limited to someone I meet for the first time? So I kind of had to work around that and expand my sphere of using it, but I found—someone else said this too—walking down the street and someone walking toward me, the words would almost come out of my mouth. I mean, “I love you,” and I caught myself a couple of times.

S: They might run rather than walk on away. But this is a very important part of communication, and it’s a very big version of making sure you’re at that positive extreme. So, any other stories of how it affected you? Suzanne?

What I found was it was that it was a real challenge for me to do it at school. I found I was so goal-oriented at getting things done, whatever, that I kept forgetting, and I kept forgetting. So finally, after about three or four days, I just had it in my mind all the time and I had to watch myself so I didn’t say, “I love you,” instead of “Hi.” But what it did was it grounded me in the moment, it really kept me in that moment. It kind of created a little time out of time instead of my hurrying to get all my stuff done; it was that moment that had no rush in it.

S: What a gift. What a gift.

I am seeing myself doing it in my email communications. It’s more than the thought that when I say it, I would make a point of starting emails with, even to business people, with ‘Dear So and So,’ and it reminds me that I love them and that they are dear to me. And then I ask, even if it’s just trivial, “I hope you’re doing well today. I hope your day is flowing well.” I always mean it. I don’t do any little introductory phrase without really sending them that energy and hoping it’s there for them. Then for the rest of the email I’m aware of communicating with someone I love and it makes the communication flow better for me, but it also more of an enjoyable communication rather than a hum-drum communication.

S: Yes, yes.

If it’s someone within the work, I’ll say, “Love,” or “I love you.” And I’ve started in my business communications rather than “Sincerely” in overseas communications, I use a lot of “Best regards,” “Warm regards,” and I use it now because to me it means more than “Sincerely.” I’ll say, “Best regards,” or “Warm regards,” and it’s a way of finishing to let them know I have warm regards for them or am wishing them the best.

S: Nice. Is it possible for you to come here for a moment? Right here, aye? What’s gone?

His ears.

S: I looked over and I thought, “What happened to Santa Claus?”


It shifts the focus from me to them in a major way. Usually when I’m in a discussion, I’m representing me and I’m hearing them and we’re going back and forth and it’s more about them, so I think my needs get less in the way.

S: Very nice, very nice. Did any of you find you were able to make it a habit, that you pretty much do it now? Not getting too much of that but maybe a little here and there. Tell yourself what you’re getting out of it and you will more easily make it a habit because it is an excellent habit. And during this time of a lot of push of chaotic energy might be a really good habit not only for those around you but for yourself to have. So to make a habit of it, remind yourself what you’re getting out of it.

And you have heard some of the good things that people are getting out of it. When you see what you’re getting, you motivate yourself to get more. Well, when what you’re getting is something you like, when what you’re getting is something good, when you see what you’re getting is not something you want, then that’s going to motivate you to change it. So either way, looking at what you’re getting is going to benefit you.

Communication raised to its highest level, being love, being loving—yes, they are two different things—being the best you can be because you’re trying to is going to bring more good change into this world. If the only people who heard it was this group in this room right here, it would bring more change into the world than you could imagine. But this is going out even farther. Well, you know how it works. One with one with one. And as you connect with others you are establishing that unity, and that changes things.

Easter . . . [Samuel sings] Here comes a rabbit hopping down the trail. Somehow in there . . . well, is it a common song?

Children’s song. “Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way.”

S: It’s the hippity hoppity that does it, you know. Hippity hoppity. Doesn’t that just sound great? Hippity hoppity. Sort of like higgledy-piggledy. Now, what is that Peter Cottontail has to do with the Christian holiday of the resurrected Christ?

It seems more connected to the pagan because of fertility.

S: Seems like it might be connected to a fertility-pagan connection in there. Could be. Could be. Renewal, spring, yes, yes, because certainly, yes, because rabbits have a way of renewing themselves pretty quickly. It’s what all that hippity hoppity is about, you know. “Hey, baby, you want some hippity hoppity later?”

Spring is ultimately renewal. And it was your Pope Gregory, maybe, who put out the edict that, when you are going into the barbarian lands, that is where you should take their temples and build your temples, and that is where you should take their legends and make them your legends—where you can fit them together—because that is how you will reach together. And it must have worked. And so there is a lot of talk that the nature gods and goddesses are the reflection of the resurrected Christ and the Easter, the new life, and I would say there is a lot to be said for that.

But not right now, because I’m going in a really different direction from that. I’m going to put some Easter pressure on you. And a little bit of hopefully not-too-heretical boldness in with it.

A long, long time ago, before there was anything that could even begin to look like this Earth dimension and all that is here now that makes it such a lovely place, long ago in a—what—black hole far, far away, Source released itself. It released itself, establishing a creative force, a force of creation, and depending upon what particular creation story you are looking at—and there are so many and they’re all good; they’re all pretty much equally wild, depending upon which one you’re looking at—eventually you ended up with—well, look around the room, here you are. However, that process that I’m making sound so simple was actually crammed full of intent. Some of you in here have had children. And when you were in that process of that child growing within you, did you experience the absolute marvel that what’s starting out with one cell meeting another is going to come out filled with miracle? Breathing, well after a moment, eventually laughing. Have you ever thought about the miracle of humor? Have you ever listened to a baby laugh? If you were to record that sound—and surely somebody has—if you were to record that sound you would find it to be a stress reliever. Pretty automatic at that. It’s built into you for that—forgive me—that primitive laughter to touch you and actually change you. It does. It comes out with a heart that’s beating—well hopefully—a heart that’s beating, and a circulatory system that’s working, and a nervous system that’s working, and eyes and ears and fingers and toes, and a tiny little human, fully formed, just not grown up. And that’s what Source released, more or less. The cosmic version of a tiny little cosmos, a tiny little human, totally complete, but had some growing-into that was needed.

But a part of that system, a part of that plan, that was put into that perfect but still immature and not fully realized version would be aspects of Source itself. Would be Source in form there to help. It’s the Avataric function line, and if you can shift yourself out of only one version of the many stories and creations and try to step back for a moment and imagine how any one act would appear at any time to any given group, dependent upon what they were ready to understand, you can see that one isn’t enough. And at any given time, indeed, there were twelve. The twelve were one but they were twelve. And the embodiment of the one was the focus of the Avatar for the age. If taking on form and sliding around in free will caused that one to say, “I’m not going to wake up, I’m not going to activate, I’m not going to do this,” there was another or another. Well, so much change over so much time. Experiment worked. Didn’t work; get rid of it, try another one. Worked, didn’t work, try it again. Eventually, here you are.

Eventually, in the last great spiritual age, the Source in the world was Joe’s son, Jesus. I like thinking of it that way. Makes it a little more homey. “That’s Joe’s boy. He’s been a trouble-maker since day one. Argues with everybody, more stubborn than you can imagine.” Maybe you can imagine. “Saw him out there yesterday. It was the Sabbath. Can you imagine? It’s the Sabbath. He’s out in the yard playing. Playing! How wrong is that? Well, as I marched into,” well of course they wouldn’t have said Jesus, “I marched into Yeshua’s house, I saw that he was making little birdie things with dirt, and I knocked on that door, and Joe came to answer, and I said, ‘This child is breaking the Sabbath, and you know what that means. He should be stoned.’ Joe walks out into the yard, and Yeshua is sitting there, surrounded by little birds that flew away real fast. How’s that for a rowdy kid? ‘I wasn’t playing with anything. Look! They’re just birds that came to say hello. They flew away.’”

True story. Mine might be a little different than some of yours. He did not say no. He did not say no. He also did not stop being stubborn; he did not stop being a trouble-maker. And the Messianic Jews of the time, that is that weird cult of those who were going around telling everybody that the Messiah was going to be there any moment and that they better get their act together because the Messiah is coming back and he’s mad—that was a joke—were his greatest followers. A little bit of danger in that. “Ooo, Yesh, we like your message. We can help you. We already have a group. We already have people who would love to follow you because we’ve got it figured out. We know who you really are.”

“Who is it they say I am?”

“Some say you’re a rebel and should be tossed out of town. Some say you’re a nice guy. Some say you are a great leader, and some say you are the son of God.”

“Well, it doesn’t matter what some say. What do you say?”

“We say you are the Messiah here to bring in a new age, here to save your children.”

So wrong, so close, so far. Eventually, as was so often the case, he irritated the wrong people too many times. Little better communication skill may have helped, little better bridging there could have been useful. He had spoken to those close to him, constantly telling them that this was a part of the process because his work was all about a transition from what was into what will be, into what can be—to move from the time of law to the time of free will, to being about a new age—and it would require some maneuvering to make a point. And one of those maneuvers meant that he would need to be betrayed. Now can’t you just see that conversation?

“Wait a minute, Samuel. It doesn’t exactly say it that way.” Can’t you just imagine that conversation? “Who of you will do that for this cause?” Who’s going to raise their hand and say, “I’ll do it? I’m happy to get you killed.” Did any of those who had their own view of what Jesus was all about and who knew so little of what, of who, they were hanging with? They didn’t want him killed. They wanted him to become a political ruler. This sort of changes everything. It’s about sacrifice. “I am here to be the last sacrifice. They will never again be needed. Remember that, druids in the future.” All right, maybe he didn’t say that, either.

And all of the former druids sitting in here start getting a little antsy in their seats there. He went and irritated the Pharisees enough that they got going, started wanting a piece of flesh. He started irritating the local religious leaders enough that they started complaining to the politicians. They finally came up with a reason to wrangle him as being a rabble-rouser, a political leader of great renown who was leading people into revolt against the local constable. Well, of course, this is Joe’s kid who was stubborn, hard-headed and a trouble-maker from early on, so it made sense.

And as the story continues, he was indeed betrayed as planned, arrested as planned, murdered—no, crucified—as planned, died and buried as planned. And if that was the end of the story it not only wouldn’t be a whole lot different than any other, but it would not have very much meaning. All of the Avatars could not end at death. None of the Avatars ended at death. It’s part of the reason why it likes to be said by those who don’t have a good picture, it’s why it likes to be said, “Oh, well, you see, Christianity was just another version of what was right before it, which was another version of what was right before it, which was another version . . . ,”because there were certain things that were common to them, and one of them was you don’t stay dead, or it’s not going to stick. You stay dead, it’s over. You come back, you get noticed.

So, three days later—oh, three days later, where have I heard that? Do not let them touch you for three days after you die. Don’t! Wait three days. They’ve got the stuff now to make it easy. They just stick you in the refrigerator or something like that. Don’t let them mess with you for three days. Those three days are all about transformation.

Three days later, stone is rolled back, tomb is empty. Now where did he go? Starts showing up here and there. Of course those closest to him didn’t recognize him. Pay attention to that.

“Why do you weep?”

“My master is dead.”

“Why do you say he’s dead?”

“Well, we put him into the tomb.”

“Do you not recognize me?”

I said early on that this was a story of forgiveness. What  . . . where is the forgiveness in this story? I will give you a hint. It’s many places in this story. It’s a story about forgiveness because forgiveness opens the door to renewal. You can die but to return again there must be forgiveness. Every day when you die to the old and are renewed it is because you have forgiven. What—where is forgiveness in Yeshua’s story?

By the way, as I tell this story, he went into that tomb Joe’s son. He came out of it the Son of God. Christ Jesus. That’s important. With the renewal, there is a total change. When the letting go is complete and the new has come again, the new is not a prettied-up version of the old. The new is so different your mama will say, “Who are you?” You will say, “You do not recognize me?” But what is required between death and resurrection is forgiveness. What is forgiven?

The choice to be in form.

S: A very good one. That original choice that said, “I’m human.”

I would imagine the disciples had to forgive the Romans for killing Him.

S: Good.

And also forgive Him for leaving.

S: Good, good, good. Yes, good. And just a quick little aside, those who did, saw. More.

Had to forgive being human not being enough.

S: Yes.

Part of the story is that He was crucified for the forgiveness of sins of man.

S: Good, good. That’s the sacrifice, the payment, the exchange. So there is that. Good.

We’re part of the process ourselves, all aspects, to deal with, as you have taught us, forgiveness.

S: Think for moment about yourself when you are dying to the old, as you do every day, ideally, consciously. You die to the old and raise up again new. What needed forgiveness?

Forgive how I was before.

S: Good. Good.

Acknowledge that I did the best I could at that point.

S: Good, very good.

I believe Jesus would have had to forgive Himself for doubting that process for that time he was hanging on the cross.

S: That’s good, that’s good.

For me, part of release is forgiving the good and the bad.

S: Yes, yes. The choices made and the choices not made. Good. More? Paula.

I think the fact that He publicly forgave those who did that to Him, too.

S: And that was a point that signaled the final death could come. This is a story filled with forgiveness.

You are here as a part of that Avataric function line. You are a part of a twelve. You are a function of Source in this world, and every day you live a version of the life that the Avatar Jesus, who was the Christ, lived. It’s a piece of you, and you too live a story that is all about forgiveness. You do not change if you do not have forgiveness. You do not release. You do not renew. You only stay the same, growing more and more bitter, egocentric, without forgiveness. And you forgive everything. You forgive yourself. You forgive the person next to you. You forgive the dog, you forgive the child, you forgive the everything. Forgive has two meanings. The way most people think of it, it’s an act that says something to the effect of, “I’ll let this go. I’ll release it. I’ll not think about it anymore.” Or as I have said to you before, “I choose that this will no longer run my life.” But forgive also means “as if it was not ever there.”

And you have two choices in your forgiving: “I will not let this have power over me anymore. I will forgive, I will not forget,” or you can take it to the next level as if it had never happened. Release for renewal.

Now, for Christians, Jesus’ life is powerful, but the death is what that life was about, because the death represented the last sacrifice. The forgiveness. The forgiveness of the choice to be separate. And the bottom line is, that is what you are always needing to forgive. That’s what choosing to be human, that’s what choosing to be a monk on the mountain, that’s what not wanting to be with a community of those who choose to live in love. That’s what it means to get forgiveness for that. Do you forgive you for doing the most important thing you could have ever done? Do you forgive you for coming back and giving all of those who will never know what you did and what it cost a chance? Because that’s what you are doing. Do you forgive you for taking on a frail, tiny form, the tallest, the shortest of you, it’s all the same. It’s tiny. Do you forgive you for having the audacity to say yes? And that, that’s at the bottom of your inability to see yourself as Source. Because you’ve not had the audacity to forgive yourself for separating. You see, from Source’s viewpoint, it never happened.

Easter is your story. Forgive you—every “you” you see. Forgive that choice that forces you to remain human, because it takes God to do that kind of forgiving.

I hope I made as much sense as I wanted to. It’s a really big lesson. It lays at the heart of every time you disbelieve you, of every time you think you’re not enough, of every time you let the human self be the excuse. Forgiveness allows renewal. And this, this is the time of renewal.