August 3, 2008

Samuel: Hello, dears. So, take a moment and think about six, seven, hours ago. What were you doing?

Do you want answers?

S: Aye.

Chain sawing.

S: Chain sawing.

Yes and all my body parts are still with me, thank God.

S: That’s good.

Trimming lower limbs off of pine trees, clearing it, taking it to a brush pile, sweating it was fun. I had a helper

S: Did you also sweat?

Not as much. I more glowed.

S: Yes indeed.

Does the helper have all of her limbs? Oh, yeah.

I was at a family reunion out in the country. It was lovely weather and lots of good food.

S: Did everybody reune?

Yes, as well as we can reune when you don’t see them on a regular basis, about once every year.

S: ‘Twas good, though?

Good enough.

S: Good.

I was mowing the lawn

S: Anywhere near where he was glowing?

Oh, I was radiant.

S: Glowing a lot then, aye, mowing the lawn.

Cam and I were laughing until we were almost crying. He was laughing very carefully, of course, and I was feeding him some soup, which was, it was really nice and sweet.

S: Good, good. Remind him to do healing work on himself. Now, you know what’s going on with the Great Cambini, Yes, Cambo the Clown, aye? So, he needs to remember to do some healing work on himself. What should he do? . . .

[to a young child, Owen] Hello my love. Look at you. Woops. So, you get into the safety of the great wings of your father, hey, and now, after all of this time and all of these conversations, you are forgetting me? Oh, sweet love, you are beautiful. You are doing this amazingly well, aren’t you?




Say it again. Good.

For those of you sitting in the front row, any of you see energy? And if you did, you liking what you see?

Owen says, “Yeah.”

S: [to the parents] He looks grand. Is it good for you? Like it?


S: Going to do it again?


S: Oh, I’ve heard that before. Now, would you mind doing a small favor for all of those who are missing this interchange on the screen? Pick him up and just show him. Here is my baby. Ah, look at him.

Oh, wait, fix his hair.

S: So what do you think, and can you see how much bigger he is? Oh yeah, I like feet. Feet are very important, aye.

Say hi to Grandma.

S: And cars, trucks,

Lego cars.

S: As in “Leggo, leggo?”

And look, do you see this? Thank you. Say hello to Grandma. Say, “Grandma and Grandma, hello.” Thank you love. Ah, ‘twas good for me. Was it for you?

Crystal’s probably in heaven.

S: Beats dog, touch it. Well, maybe only just a little bit, but there is a very big difference there don’t you think? Aye. Child minds much more than dog does, for instance . . . […] my point exactly.

I was asking, six, seven, eight hours ago, what were you doing and I got a few responses to that, but one of them was that Cam, who is having to be very careful, was laughing quite a bit with Mary Claire. I asked her to remind him to do healing work on himself and then I said, it’s coming back to you now is it? Healing work for himself, what might he be doing? Or to say this another way, what sort of things are healing for you? Aye.

The healing room of the Crystal Palace.

S: Aye, the healing room of the Crystal Palace. That’s lovely. Now, although it is my understanding that some people may think that is a casino at the Crystal Palace Resort and they buy hummus, that’s really not it. This is a place instead, that your heart would remember, truly. It is visualization and a focus that puts you into sort of like a spiritual hospital and great beings of light put their hands on you. That’s a wonderful visualization to give, yes. What else, aye?

I do two things among several others. One is to send healing energy to myself […].

S: But how is it you do that? Do you say, “Heart, heal.” Or do you visualize light coming to your heart, or do you . . . what do you do?

Well, I do several things, depending on how I feel at that moment. Sometimes I have these small angels just surrounding my heart and healing it. Or I make my heart an entity by itself and talk to it.

S: Say things like, “Cut it out already.”


S: Get yourself together. Be it the way you’re supposed to.


S: Sometimes it’s useful.

It is. Yes. Sometimes it is. But most times I give gratitude for all that it’s done so far and to recognize that it’s done its best and for whatever reason, many times because of my own choices, it’s broken down at some level. So I give gratitude for it and thank it for pushing on and pushing on and say, “Thank you very much. We’ll work through this together. Help me make choices that help you and we’ll come through this.”

S: And do you feel a bit silly doing that.

No, it’s very empowering because I know I can change.

S: You’ve seen it work.


S: And be it the working of your head or the miracles of the Universe, you’ve seen it work. And it doesn’t make you feel so silly when you know it works.

And I also send energy to others who are known, who need healing, because that which I give comes back to me.

S: Precisely. Whenever I’m doing healing circles I like to sort of surprise the people. “All right, who in here needs a little extra healing? All right, go to the center of the circle.” And then in the center of a circle there are five, ten, twenty, whatever, sometimes most of the room . . . just a little extra boost. They’re into the center of the circle, and then I say, “All right, those of you at the center of the circle send out energy. Send healing and connection. Send the thought of love, wholeness going out, because that primes you. It opens the doors. It allows your energy to flow.”

It’s so easy to give. It’s tricky, particularly in this culture, tricky to receive something that you don’t touch or that has a smell or that you can hang up in your closet or . . . and this is one of those things. Then I say, “Now those of you in the outer circle, I want you to focus on those on the inner circle” and go from there because you’re open at that point. It’s possible to make that connection.


I am always anxious to give out, but what I do is a little closer to the home.

S: Good, good.

I just give myself permission to get real pitiful and ask Vernon and Tony and everyone around me to wait on me and take care of me, and that’s a pretty good healing for me.

S: And it does healing work, why?

It’s just because I’m asking for that energy and the love to come toward me. And even if it’s just bringing me a drink of water or something, it’s nice to feel that you’re receiving.

S: That’s nice. Stephen and Gayle, and we’ll go there for right now.

Your body has a security system. And when there’s something like a surgery or an illness, it’s really helpful to talk to the body and tell it what’s happened and that you’re going to work with it as it heals, that you’ll do your best to listen to it and work with it in that way; that you’ll do your best to be patient and, as you would talk to a person, talk to it and let it know that you know it’s doing all that it can do to heal and that you’re working with it.

S: Good. Aye, and it’s very effective as well to do that before the surgery, for instance or before the procedure. They now call things that used to be surgery procedures, right? It’s very useful to let the body know ahead of time, “Here’s what’s going to be going on.”

A lot of people don’t sleep well, sometimes for months after surgery. Do you know why? Because the last time they went to sleep their body got cut open, things started getting shifted around and there’s a part of you that says, “Don’t go to sleep. Don’t go to sleep. Something might happen.” And sure enough, something did happen, and it’s a process of your body having to learn to trust you once again.

After Stephen was Gayle.

More recently I’ve been using white light and it really . . .

S: And how do you do that?

By bringing it in from the energies that work with me. Sometimes I visualize it as coming directly from Source, from Alcyone, but bringing it into the whole form and bringing it, focusing it in the area where I see there is some lack of ease of the body, because that’s how I see disease—as lack of ease. So, when I see it, it usually shows up to me as maybe a darkening of an area, so I focus the light on that area. I used to use color for that but now I think that I’ve switched to white light because it’s a fuller spectrum and has a better capability of healing. I have a higher success rate with it. And along with that I take my Chinese herbs, so.

S: And that’s good. Are you noticing something here? Well, let me try it this way. Well, from listening to all of you it sounds as though there isn’t one particular thing that you should be doing. It sounds as if there isn’t a nice, handy little one-two-three-four-five that you can make use of and have that work all of the time. In fact, it sounds sort of like you can tailor-make what works for you to work for you. Why in the world does that work?

If you believe in that, if you are open to that as the possibility of healing you, the power is there with that and you can trust it and go with it.

S: That’s good. That’s good.

And the intent is the same in all of them, the intent to heal and bring about wholeness.

S: That’s right. The common part is your choice to give your body some healing energy, one form or another. The way that you choose to do it is going to be, well, as different as you are from each other. It’s going to be as different as you are from a couple of hours ago. What is right for this moment may not be right for the next moment and that’s not a problem. It’s very difficult, however, to want to accept, because you know how difficult it is if everybody is doing the thing that’s right for them. How are you going to be able to judge them as doing the wrong thing if you’re not real sure what they’re doing? And if it works, oh, worse indeed.

You are a remarkable healer, and so are you, and as a remarkable healer, it’s about just flipping that little switch inside of you that says, “Oh, what the heck, give it a try.” Or maybe you’re a little further along in the process and you flip that switch to “All right, healing energy, whatever that is, I want it to come to me.” Well, that’d work as much as anything else.

There are some techniques that actually do work, however. Let me mention just a couple of those; one of them is a good diet, and—get ready; this is a horrible thing I’m about to say—exercise. Eating well, caring for your body well, knowing what does and does not work for you, how much energy you are expending to do this, therefore should you expend more to do that—you don’t know if you don’t know you. And you must learn what works for you every day, in the way that you move through your day. That’s never been more important than now. I would even go so far as to say you will not feel fulfilled—I know, that would be real easy for you to say, not so easy here—you would not feel fulfilled if you are not consciously taking good care of you. Now, in the same way that I asked how do you heal you, how do you take good care of you? Now, again, a lot of different answers here but I want some good and different responses, a lot of them.

I sleep when I’m tired and eat when I’m hungry.

S: Good, sounds sort of silly, but there you go.

Associate with people who love you and support you.

S: Woo, that makes a difference, such a difference, absolutely.

Laugh whenever you can.

S: Good, yes.

Making sure than in my diet I am doing things that make me happy with regularity.

S: Good, good, wait . . .

With some consistency.

S: But the other was correct as well.

I work forty hours and nothing more.

S: Good for you. When did you start that?

. . . my mother is not supposed to tell on me. I do keep it around forty. Since I’ve been back to Louisville I’ve doing that.

S: Good, good. How are you sleeping?


S: And dreaming?

Very good.

S: Good, aye . . .

I tone because it makes me feel good and feeds my heart. And I’m not just saying that for brownie points.

It doesn’t hurt.

S: Well, now why would I think that gets brownie points, because surely everybody in here takes part in the most important thing you can be doing between now and the end of Sacred Status, the Completion and Ascension, surely, don’t you think? Of course you’re toning, aren’t you? Everybody needs a little spiritual exercise to go along with that physical exercise that everybody’s doing. Bonnie . . .

As you age you find out that sometimes you need a little help. And when you see the doctor and he prescribes medications for you, such as for asthma or recently cholesterol things. I don’t like taking them, but I do. I take my pills. That’s one way to take care of yourself: to follow doctor’s orders.

Owen says something . . .

S: My point. I have often wondered why it is that you pay the money that you do to get the help of somebody who has studied long and hard to get the information that they are going to give you to help you, why it is you decide that you don’t need to follow what it is that one has suggested you do. So much is available, and although I do not suggest that you follow anything blindly, still, think about it. “Oh my doctor gave me this medication to help my migraines but you know I don’t think it’s what I ought to be taking, so I’m not going to take it.” “Well how are you doing with the migraines?” “Oh blinding, every day, keeps me out of work, oh, most of the week.” Yes, that’s an important one.

Mary Claire.

Well, for me, when I’m feeling unwell—and you’ve trained me well to say unwell—when I’m feeling unwell I have had to find out, of course, by eliminating things in my diet or life style or whatever, to find out what it is that’s making me feel unwell. And discovering that is not always the most pleasant experience because it makes . . .

S: Anything particular in mind as you say that?

Like salt, sodium chloride period. Since it’s in everything, it’s a huge, radical change, huge. And it’s not something I enjoy, but I know that it is something that is necessary. And it’s required lots of change in my life, lots of adaptability, lots of creativity; and although it was a challenge, I’m feeling better and better and I know that ultimately it’s going to be a really good thing. But it’s not always the choice that I would want to make, but if I want to be here and be available in the world and to do what I’m here to do, that’s what I have to do.

S: That’s good. I want to go with that for a moment. I do not just make up a rule that says everybody who takes part in this work should be a vegetarian. Fact is, as you are making changes within yourself by becoming more aware of your Spiritual Self, the more you are functioning in that Spiritual arena, the more your diet is going to be making some changes on its own. But sometimes it’s hard to know whether or not this is something you need to do, and so one way that you can check is to give yourself three weeks—or actually I had a little longer for Mary Claire—but give yourself three weeks without, and fill in the blank there, salt or white sugar or caffeine or whatever, three weeks without red meat or white meat or swimmy meat. Well, they don’t have a color for that one do they, they don’t say, well, that’s red meat or white meat, its swimmy meat.

So, doing that you’re going to certainly be well on the road, if not having it out of your system where is it is no longer effecting your body, chemically speaking. And then slowly put it back in. How does it feel? Do you notice any difference? Now, you’re not likely to find—well, some of you might—the more sensitive you become to these things, the more likely it is that only a small amount will do it, but if you have taken yourself off of salt or sugar, something like that, one bit of it probably isn’t going to tell you very much, but maybe the second day of it or the fifth day of it, you’re going to realize that you had forgotten what that felt like. Make a decision. Which way do you want to feel? You’re doing fine either way? Don’t make the change, really. There isn’t a rule out there that says you must become vegan, macrobiotic, a heavy-eating carnivore; there are no rules that say that. How do you feel? What works for you? That sounds easy, but the key to it is you’ve got to know you to know what works for you. Be willing to figure out what works for you today.

Anybody ever paid attention to how behaviors feel? Anger sometimes leaves a physical reaction. Have you noticed that? What kind of reactions do you notice?

I’ve noticed anger is just sort of a burning feeling inside. I mean it’s uncomfortable, really. I can feel a shift. But when I choose to not be angry in a situation that I might normally be in, it’s just much more calm. I don’t feel a surge going through me. It’s just calm and easy. It flows easily.

S: Good, good, Suzanne.

I have a different kind of reaction. Anger is kind of a rush for me, and I can really kind of go with that. It’s almost an addictive thing, especially when it’s righteous anger for someone else’s down-troddenness. I really kind of get on a roll; I mean I’m adrenalized, I’m just hyper, I’m ready to go fight the world’s battles. And my body is all geared up for this fight and I, then there’s this little voice in my head that says, “This has nothing to do with you. Why.” And I realize that I’m hooked on that kind of adrenaline, and so I can have a choice. Now, I do have kind of the down, I have the crash after the adrenaline high, so I do realize, “Now why am I so tired today? Oh, yes, I was angry for a couple hours”—you know, righteously, of course. And so I realize at that point I’m usually—well, hopefully—I’m getting rid of it sooner, realizing that pattern. But actually, being angry feels good right at first for me, and so I’ve had to kind of watch that, anyway.

S: That’s good, good awareness, real good awareness. Anybody in here one of those for whom angry makes you sort of nauseous, sick? And some of that could be the adrenal factor. Your body is not used to running on adrenals, adrenaline, then you might, find that you’ve not turned off the response. For most people, adrenaline is not pleasant. In fact, it tends to leave you a bit nauseated, and as nice and clear and everything in slow motion that you were able to have during that surge, it’s just the opposite of it without it. It can be literally painful, literally painful—physically painful for some.

But anger’s not the only sort of body reaction that you can learn about. What are some others, Bonnie?

Well, fear tends . . .

S: Fear, yes.

. . . to feel like somebody has punched me right in the solar plexus, you know, just a real jerking fear, you know, before I try to process it. But the first impulse . . .

S: that’s good.

. . . for me is right in here.

S: Into the solar plexus. That’s good.

Lakshmi and Greg and Mary or Suzie?

No, did you want me to say something?

S: No, no, it’s just when I was looking over at Greg, I thought there was another hand over there, no?

It’s David. His hand is wrapped around us.

S: Ah, so Lakshmi.

When I’m joyful . . .

S: Joyful.

. . . yes, it feels like I want to dance, I want to jump, I want to sing and just float and fly and light and fluffy and . . .

S: That’s nice.

For me, in forgiveness there is a feeling of being light and the blockage is gone.

S: Yes, yes, yes. Have you ever recognized a symptom of one of these behaviors or emotions without realizing that you were angry or fearful or joyous? That’s huge, really huge. When you are aware of what your signals are for being angry and you’re driving down the road and somebody does one of those Kentucky passes at you, and you realize that your hands are wrapped around the steering wheel and . . . you can catch it and turn it around. What, what turns around anger, frustration, irritation, fear, negative emotional responses? Kathy.

Letting go of expectations.

S: Letting go, that’s not quite what I’m looking for because what that is is how not to get into them in the first place. To release your expectations that everybody’s going to be driving the way you do; to release those expectations allows you to not get so frustrated to begin with. Janet.

Perception of the other person’s intent without really knowing it. My perception of the person that cuts in front of me sometimes might be, “Well, you ass.” And then, you know, I cannot think that and think, “Oh, that person’s in a hurry, somebody might be hurt, let them go. This instead of something else.”

S: Psychologists in here, what is that called?


S: Reframing, re-framing, choosing to see it a different way, hopefully, from where that other might be coming from, in a situation such as that one. That’s very helpful indeed.


[…] similar, just taking out the separation, assuming the best, empa-, empa-, you know that word, for the other person.


Yes, that word.

S: Taking away the separation, that’s hard.

Martin, then David.

Sometimes I do better if I make a conscious decision to deal with that situation from a loving, a point of love. And I say to myself—well, I say to somebody—that I want to deal with it in the highest, in a loving way and it always seems to help.

S: Claim it. Claim it with love. And although I still want to hear a few ways of how to deal with that, by the way, all of this goes with something that will be wrapping up and making sense in a few moments. So don’t think that I’m still way caught at the beginning, having just floated into this huge detour. No such luck, no such luck. Right on the nail?

Nail on the head, hitting the nail on the head, to the point, right on, right on.

S: Hitting the nail . . .

On the head, with a hammer so that . . . so the nail has a head and you hit right on it so that . . .

S: The nail has a head.


S: I was horrified. I thought that one ranked right up there with “kill two birds with one stone.” You put a nail and you . . .

Samuel, I thought of it that way too when I first heard it.

S: Aye, this language is full of traps isn’t it. It’s just traps, that’s what they are.

[ . . .] here with the nails?

S: No. Pegs maybe, but not much for metal.

Pre-Iron Age.

S: Pretty much. Choosing to function with love [young child speaks out] like your daddy does, yes.

I chase them away. I get so excited, and that’s when they turn around and run the other way.

S: Then how do you process that emotion?

I just think to myself, “All right, I knew you before and you did not run then.” I choose loving thoughts and I try very hard not to get my feelings hurt. I’m going to reframe it altogether. It’s a good thing because we don’t want him to go blind.\

S: Choosing love, now, does that mean that you’ve got to start blowing kisses to the person who cuts out in front of you, “Oh thank you.”

I’ve done that . . .

S: Or maybe you run out of your car and you come up to them and you say, “I’m not mad at you.”


S: If they’ve not already run. Clearly I’m not necessarily speaking of a physical love reaction here. What am I talking about?


S: The attitude, yes, yes, Sallie, right there; choosing a loving way to be. And when you are almost in a car crash, that loving way to be might be simply get some deep breathing going so that you settle yourself down and you’re not going to be rushed into all of your emotions, and that’s a loving thing to you. Or it might be turning the thoughts around the moment they touch their little spiky foot into your brain with, “Oh you . . . I love you.” Just that quick, choosing the loving function.

Now, David.

Recently you reminded us to take responsibility for our emotions, and so I think so often it’s like, “Well, that’s just the way I am. Those are my emotions and people are allowed to have any emotion they want,” as if it’s something that they can’t help. So when you take responsibility for your emotions, then you have the choice. And so when I remember that, it’s just awful.

S: Darn, oh, the good old days when you did not know better, when you did not find yourself stuck with the knowledge that karma—cause and effect—was a function of free will. You freely chose an action and now, like the boomerang of life, it’s coming back to you.

Deep breaths.

S: Thank you very much. Oh, you meant him. Responsibility for yourself, being responsible for yourself and taking responsibility for yourself, for the way you act, for the way you think, for the way you dress in the morning and feed yourself and where you work and what you do, being responsible. That is life-changing and indeed all of it is.


Kind of dove-tailing off of David, but when I’m getting annoyed and irritated and upset with someone else I have to realize it’s really my issue and not their issue, and it’s my issue and I’m allowing myself to get upset about it, so I take responsibility for it and work with it and let it go and . . .

S: And by doing that you are allowing yourself to take responsibility.


Someone recommended this to me a long time ago and it just came to me tonight, but gold cord work. I’ve had an interesting situation recently with an employee that I think that could particularly come into use for.

S: Gold cord work or silver cord work or white light work, but it’s a visualization that has a profound effect. There’s somebody in your life that you’re afraid of, someone in your life that you do not get along with, somebody in your life that you love tremendously and want to be hearing more from them; there’s all kinds of reasons to make use of this. And it is this simple: you imagine that there is . . . and there’s different purposes that you might want to do something like this for, and if you want to get into the ritual of it, ask somebody here what the different colors might be for. But you don’t need that. You don’t need that. Do as was suggested earlier, picture it as white light so that you get all of the colors, as Gayle said earlier. From the center of your forehead and the center of your heart, imagine that there is a cord of light that comes out and then twists, so it does this, and twists into one. And you imagine the person that’s on your mind standing in front of you and that cord goes straight and then separates going to the center of the forehead and the center of the heart to the other, and you have a line of communication, a highway of love. It sounds like a country song doesn’t it? I was going down the highway of love

Its not unusual to hear from that person, or the next time you see them for there to be a softening in the relationship. It really works. And of course, as with all good magic, it works because it changes you.

Something that I have done, I don’t do it all the time but when I’ve got my wits about me, I use the looking at the other person through the eyes of Source, seeing them as though Source were looking at them. I sometimes visualize the way you look at us and I’ve even said something really profound like, “Well, if I wasn’t seeing you through the eyes of Source I would . . .”

S: You say this out loud to the person you are talking to?

To Vernon one day.

S: Must be family, right. It is only the people that you love tremendously that you really get tremendously angry at. That’s how it works. Now, this is a things-you-can-do night. Why in the world would I be doing that? Well, I thought it was rhetorical. But go ahead, let’s hear it.

My hand just shot up. You’ve been saying that the energy that had been coming to us for so long this year, for a month or two or three from the beginning of the year, would help us see ourselves and get to know ourselves. And now that we see ourselves and know ourselves, some of us have a lot of work to do. […]

S: You’re right, you’re right. It wasn’t what I was thinking of, but that’s true, Suzie.

You’ve said that this year we will also […] lots of new changes and lots of loss. And we’ve seen a lot of dishwasher art out in the world and in even our Phoenix family, and these things will probably help all of us as we go through these things.

S: And that was it exactly.

That’s what I was going to say.

S: No, I liked what you had to say. I liked that a lot, that’s good.

I want you to realize several things. One of them is you know a lot innately. Sometimes you don’t know that what you are already doing is something that other people also do, or maybe you don’t know that it’s something that might really be a very positive thing that sort of seemed pretty natural for you to do. You are surrounded with people who are choosing to live love, falling down on their faces in the effort, getting back up. And all of the stuff that comes with that creates a lot of wisdom.

You are in a treasure chest right now. You call it a body. It gives you so much including, the ability to know you, and by knowing you, you are opening the door to amazing, powerful, magical, miraculous—all of those good words—living. Know you. And in that process there are things that you can do that make it easier. Maybe you are naturally already doing them but maybe you’re not. I can guarantee that in your life, now and again you get sick. So heal yourself or at least get the path started in a good way.

You experience love and joy and happiness and anger and frustration and irritation, and it comes with the costume. Because that is a whole lot of what this is you know, just a costume. It comes with the costume, but you’re not stuck without help, within and without. You’re not limited even by what you think, what you feel, what you hear, what you say, what you do, even by who you are, the amount of money that you make, by the . . . and on it goes. You’re not limited by what you can do. You are not limited in what you can do, because you are in charge of that and what you can do to make things better. And the first place that it starts is in taking ahold of yourself and being willing to be in charge, not letting the fourth-grade teacher that told you you could never draw (who did that come from?) keep you from your creative expression.

Don’t let your family’s version of what you should do if you ever grow up, sorry, become safe, become the way that you have to follow, have to do. Don’t let the worst of you take away from the best of you individually, because you know it’s so easy to focus on what doesn’t work. It’s so easy to look at the one stain on the white shirt, probably. It’s so easy to not believe you and in you and about you. And yet it’s so easy to change that, to empower you. And true, it’s not the kind of thing that you get down with, just, oh, two solid months of study. But that’s really a good thing because you see, you are constantly changing. You are never stuck. You are never stuck except when you feel you need to be. And if you’re really stuck, really frozen-into-the-glaciated-ice-of-the-arctic-tundra stuck, well, you know, finally winter is over and the sun starts to come about and it’s only a few minutes of every day, but that few minutes builds things up. And that’s how it is with your stuckness. Stuckness, don’t you like it when I talk so official like that: “with your stuckness”? Because you see a little bit of change, just a little bit, baby steps, changes the old before you realize it.

Mary and Suzie are giving an amazingly wonderful gift to the form these days. Mary has created a way to work out for the form, who not only is pretty much not very physically capable of doing a whole lot, but in addition to that has this huge elephant sitting on her that says, “Don’t, don’t, don’t.” Many of you seem to have that same elephant, I think. So she started her little baby steps, such baby steps that the Form could pretty much get all of her exercise done without anybody knowing that she had done anything, not even a sweat. Good Lord, how long was she doing this? But it makes a habit for good.

You are sitting in here for a reason, and that reason is not only do you have an open mind, which you’ve got to be really careful with—really, don’t want it to be so open your brains fall, out now do you? But that happens a lot. You have an open heart and it’s the open heart this world needs. It’s the open heart you need. The fact of it is, it’s that open heart that’s the only thing that’s going to make you happy. Acts of love—even when you consciously do it knowing that the other person will never know—acts of love change you and change this world. And this world—no, your world, your piece of this world—is changing rapidly, and you are moving into a time in which, if you are regularly reading the newspapers or listening to the news or watching the news, if you are regularly paying attention to the political process, you’re going to get discouraged and you’re going to get shifted away from the sorts of things you need to be looking at and doing.

You’re going to find yourself feeling overwhelmed and incapable. You’re going to find that the little things are big things, no matter what. Overload. You can change that and indeed you must. And although I would just love to tell you exactly what it is that you ought to be doing, the fact of it is you know. You are here to change this world or you would not be here; big ways or little ways, you’re going to do that. It’s all there is. “One by one by one you can change this world” isn’t the way it works any more. You change this world by changing yourself and the only way you can change yourself is with love. Anything else is a reaction, not a change. You can change yourself, and then, one with one, unity brings the strength you are seeking. Give it to you. Don’t be afraid.

September is bringing a lot of changes. August is about creativity, your creativity. Give yourself the opportunity to play.