March 1, 1992

  Samuel: Greetings, dears.

[Group] Greetings, Samuel.

S: All right, gifts.

A couple of weeks ago I won a trip. It was a raffle for a very worthy non-profit organization, one that I was more than willing to make a contribution to, and the trip was for two people for a week to the National Park of our choice in the United States, including plane tickets and lodging and a little car to go around in, and so forth. And so we’re going to go to Glacier National Park and drop Benjamin off with his grandparents. It’s quite a nice gift.

S: But now I want you to tell me what the gift of that is.

Well, the first thing that came to my mind was that my mother’s always talking to me, or worrying at me, about the lifestyle choices we’ve made, giving up guaranteed salaried jobs and so forth, and she says, “How are you going to get money to take trips?”

S: Do you think that in any way this might represent a Universe that cares about you?

The Universe likes to give better than his mother does.

S: Good work. For those of you that were at the workshop, I want you to be thinking in review what your gift is, with his gift.

All right, give me another. How about a gift? Ah, low on gifts this week are you?

I had a kind of a gift this weekend at work. I was trying to cram manila envelopes into a small space, and cut my finger, a paper cut that hurt. Well, I had two very special gifts out of that. I was able to ask the Universe or my guardian angels what I was going to do about this, what was the lesson or the gift in this. The first thing that came to mind was to call Joy and find out what she has to say about it. And that made me feel real special, because it was like I have a support system, like I have someone I can talk to about this. The second part of that gift was, stop trying to cram a square peg into a round hole, and just let it be. It’s a hard lesson.

S: Certainly when you feel like you’re the square peg. Aye.

And I ask you again, consider the gifts you receive from that.

All right. Much to cover this night.

You are in your month of March, eh? March. And certainly it’s a good way of remembering that this is a time of moving forward, moving forward with specific intentions. A powerful earth holiday this month. What does equinox do?


S: Equalizes and balances, right. Good. But it’s also a remembrance of a re-beginning. Equalizing, balancing your beginning. Sweet souls, you have come from opening the door at 11:11 and finding your life turn upside-down, finding your emotional system—your security system, your structure of daily living—being not quite so secure, recognizing that you are an infant and starting over in many ways, and giving yourself that opportunity to not be a square peg, giving yourself the opportunity for new starts, new beginnings, new self, new life, new—but in balance.

For instance, just because it’s out there doesn’t mean it’s for you. For instance, just because the door is there does not mean it’s open. Just because you see an option doesn’t mean it’s the only one. Learning to re-create with balance—balance. And that’s the challenge of March, to reset your goals, to review them, to take a look and determine whether or not this is an opening or an opportunity to learn to wait. So, be aware of that.

So, moving along with ascendancy—because indeed that is where you are right now, working in ascendancy—the biggest thing there is to do in order to experience ascended living is what?

Get out of the way.

S: That’s right. Get out of the way. But to make that statement a bit more practical, what else can that mean?

Conflict resolution.

S: That would be a part of that, that’s true. To be ascended, to behave in an ascended fashion, you’ve got to recognize ascended thinking and ascended action.

You’ve got to live it.

S: You can’t live it if you don’t know what it is, but living it seals it in you, absolutely.

This particular night I am talking to you about one factor—it is recognition. All right, tell me what recognition is. What does that mean—recognition?

Knowing again.

S: All right, recognizing something. You saw it before, you knew it, now you’re seeing it again, and you recognize it. All right, is that the only use of recognition?

It’s being aware that you’ve reached a goal, in a sense, such as you’ve recognized your goal.

S: The company recognized—realized—a profit? I recognize I’ve reached this goal. Is there any more?

It could be proof. Some recognition could be proof of something that you haven’t’ recognized in yourself before. You find something that proves to you …

S: But what you’re moving with there tends to be, you have recognized, and the symptom is it acts as a proof to you. So let’s give it another try. Is there anything else recognition might say?

Give credit to.

S: To give credit to. It is to know again, it is to realize, it is to give credit to. What is an example of giving credit to? Well, you go to the bank, you ask for a loan, they say … naah. Aye? Nay, what does that mean?

It means like awards or ceremonies.

S: Good. An award—we recognize you for completing this task, for doing this work, for running this race. Recognition. What is it every human wants first? This ought to be easy.


S: Recognition. Now, as you have been hearing me say for years that individuals want to be recognized, have you been thinking, all right, I will praise them for a job well done? I will remember their name? Your understanding of recognition is based upon the arena of recognition you’re working on, what you need. So when I say this individual wants recognition, your response is, all right, I will make a point of learning them, making friends with them, getting to know them so that when I see them on the street corner I can say, “Hello there, how are you doing, darling.” Is that what comes to your mind?

It might be. It’s an option. And if what you’re wanting is for more individuals to know who you are, as you are, that might be the direction you move with. In all likelihood, however, when I say recognition, what you relate to is awareness of a job well done. You wish to be recognized for being grand, magnificent, wonderful. You want your participation to be acknowledged, you want your wisdom to be confirmed.

Now look at you. You’re sitting there saying, “No, no, I’ve come way beyond that.” Nonsense. Because as long as you’re in human form you’re not beyond that. As long as you are spirit working through form, you have an innate desire that you cannot resist, which wants that spirit to be recognized as it is, through form, because you know, no matter what you’re functioning with, through the beliefs of the mundane, that the spirit of you is whole and powerful and wonderful, and it wants out and into the world, because you will then be associated with that wonder and that power and that goodness. You cannot help that; it’s built in in order for you to function in this world as an individual, creating a spirit link.

Therefore, if what you’re wanting is the recognition of what you are within and how that within works without, then, indeed, that’s what you need to give. And all three of those versions of recognition, based upon that spirit access, are what you want to be putting into your life in order to gain that in your life.

The first one was recognition, meaning something that you knew before and you see it again. All right, teach me. How does that teach spirit? This isn’t hard.

Rediscovering your spiritual and personal power.

S: That’s right. Rediscovering. Rediscovering from what? Maybe last week. Maybe last life. Rediscovering the very first step, you’re spiritual energy. Recognizing that you are more than this human self. Is there anything that goes on in your life that gives you a hint that you might be more? What? And—this is going to be fairly different for everybody, and some of the things that touch you off might not another, but many of them are common things. What are the sorts of things that let you know that you’re more than just flesh, blood, bone and electricity?


S: Dreams, for instance. The ability to have working dreams and true dreams. Working dreams might be the result of electrical connections within the physical body, but true dreams?—when you know you’re dreaming? When you’re able to control it while you’re in it? When you have experiences—who here has dreamed with somebody else and that other person knew it? Have you ever had that happen? Several of you have.

What else?

Getting what you ask for.

S: The ability to manifest. Now, why would that let you know you’re more than just blood and bones?

Well, if it kind of appears out of thin air or nowhere when you ask for it, instead of having to work for it, it just happens.

S: May I work with that a bit? Because you are consciously desiring. You know, this planet offers you everything you need—food, warmth; you can grow here, you can be here. It offers you everything you want, but you have the ability to create more.

You think about somebody you care about, and you get a phone call from them. You have a great need for four hundred dollars, and somebody offers to buy something you don’t need for guess how much. You manifest; you are able to create. Does that give anybody a hint for anything else?

Anytime you do any creating, you love it.

S: Good girl. Your creative self is a sign of it. You’re a problem solver, you are a healer. You have the ability to take one and one and one and one and notice that that sounds like a tune, and create something different altogether out of it. To take a cloud and see pictures. You have the ability to take what is floating around in your mind and put it out into the world in such a way that beauty is created. You have the ability to create.

Recognizing those aspects of yourself that move beyond simple function of form, higher levels of mind. How about, have you ever loved? Your dog is devoted to you, and although your lover might only lust for you, it could turn into something much different, a bond of love. You have the ability to love. You’re recognizing on a conscious level the aspects of your self that function as spirit, and at the beginning it might simply be recognizing those parts of you that aren’t simply just straight human stuff. That’s enough. But training yourself to be aware, to recognize spirit, will allow you therefore a greater communication with the spirit you are. And as an aside, especially now with the Gateway open, a better connection with that energy that works with you.

Second part of recognition, who remembers?

You recognize a goal that you have.

S: You recognize that you have accomplished something, you realize it. To realize. I have recognized this accomplishment. Now, teach me again—what would that have to do with the nature of your ascended self? What would that recognition be translated to?


S: Good. Absolutely.


S: Aye, which is success. You ask for it, you can have it. Therefore, what can you do to amplify that in your life?

Be grateful.

S: Always. Always. Thankfulness shows the Universe that there’s not resistance anymore. Non-resistance means you’re finished with that particular lesson. But we’re going with realizing a particular state, realizing ascendancy. Recognizing that you have reached particular goals implies that you have set a few. And just in case you missed it, that was a reprimand. You can’t get anywhere unless you know where you’re going. The surest way to get lost in the woods is just to set out without a goal.

“Oh, it’s all right. I’ll be guided by the stars.” That’s great if you know the stars, if you can recognize them. Allowing yourself to recognize your successes, rather than what you have gotten so good at this life, recognizing your failures. Of course, it’s no surprise, I’m sure, that once again this is a reflection of where you are in your connection with the Source.

Is it easy for you to think about those things you consider your failures and hard to think about those things you consider successes? Consistent success builds trust. And the reason that you do not fully experience the glories of an ascended self is because you don’t trust—here it comes, sweet souls, dear sweet spiritual souls, who are consciously working to elevate their awareness, here it comes—because you don’t really trust your connection with the Source. Because you’re not even real sure that you’ve got one. Darlings, it’s built, it’s built, on consistent successes.

So who can think of an exercise that helps develop your trust with the Source? Not that I would mention it, of course.

The Victory Journal.

S: Aye. A Victory Journal. “Universe, I need help here. I’m ready for a holiday. Let it show up.” All right, they’re not likely to be that outrageous. Small steps. You sabotage your success because you only recognize the victory that comes from hard work. Therefore, anything that did not involve suffering and hard conditions you don’t consider successful. “Oh, well, that was too easy. Something’s going to happen.”

You don’t recognize that it’s the consistent building, bit by bit by bit, that makes it happen.

Stuart, what was involved in making the events of this week [a very successful concert and other programs by a visiting African drummer] happen?

[Stuart:] It required a vision, and breaking it down into small reachable goals, taking it a step at a time.

S: He’s tuned in, isn’t he? Couldn’t have asked for it better. Can you be more specific? For instance, did you just say, “Universe, I want media coverage for this event”? Did you do that?

[Stuart:] I did, but then I followed it up with action.

S: How?

[Stuart:] I picked out the stations and stuff that I wanted, and sent them information, sent the news directors information, and followed up with phone calls.

S: All right. Step by step by step. Did you have a plan every day?

[Stuart:] Almost.

S: That’s good enough. You’re getting my point, though. Any great thing you’ve ever accomplished. Rodney, did you just play the cello first time you sat down at it, make music?

[Rodney:] Maybe I did.

S: The tendency is to learn something new and build on it, and learn something new and build on it. And, Susan, what is the key ingredient of that with your students on the piano? You give them something and build on it, and then what?

[Susan:] You recognize it.

S: You recognize it. And how do you do it? You recognize it by saying, “That was terrible. That just stunk.”

[Susan:] No. That was perfect.

S: What do you mean by that.

[Susan:] It was the absolute best they were capable of at the time.

S: Aye. It was exactly the best that this moment offered. She teaches adults, by the way.

Now, I ask you, when you are in a process of step by step trying something new, what does your tendency tend to be. Do you recognize your success? Nay. What you tend to do instead is to kick yourself because it wasn’t absolutely perfect. And yet, as you just heard, it was. It was perfect for that moment. Recognizing successes and then sealing that knowing with gentleness, which is indeed what seals that knowing, your awareness, your thankfulness.

And then, finally, the third kind of recognition, which is … giving credit. And without taking too much more of your time, because I think you can see the direction that I would be moving in with this, giving yourself credit, obviously. And, sweet souls, paying attention to why you resist that. Sometime let’s have a talk about humility, all right? There is a difference between true humility and self-effacement, between using humility as an excuse to not act. A person can only be truly humble when they are truly masters. So accord yourself that mastery or stop faking that one, all right. Because it is only when you fully know that you know why you can be truly humble about it. Truly knowing means truly connecting.

Nonetheless, where I want to move with that for ascended recognition is as you are training yourself to recognize you, I want you to train yourself to recognize others, and to make an assignment of that this month. Recognizing others. What do I mean by that, recognizing them? We’re in that third stage now, which means giving credit to. What am I saying here? Your turn.

Acknowledging their contribution.

S: That’s very good, sure. Give them credit for what they’re doing. All right.

Encourage them to feel good about what they’ve done.

S: What I would tell you instead is tell them why it was good for you. They have their own decision as to whether or not they can see it, but your accolade—”What you have done was great for me; here’s why, here is what it did for me”—you’re giving them credit for something special, specific, solid.

More. What else here.

Helping them recognize their own talents and skills and abilities, that may have escaped their own attention.

S: How might you do that?

By saying that they have a wonderful talent, and you’re involved with it, and you’d like to […].

S: “You do this so well.”


S: That simple, aye. “This is a gift. Thank you.” Did you get a hint in that one? Thankfulness again. “Thank you for that teaching. Thank you for that trust, that smile. Thank you for your energy being here. Thank you for your curiosity, for your self.” Thanking another.

Who here believes that you are a light in the world? And those of you who did not raise your hand, it’s probably because you’re not great at raising hands in places. Of course you are a light. You are a light in the world, and how well you know that sometimes that light has been dusty, needed a bit of cleaning—clean off your headlight, you know?

Sometimes that light is very, very bright—and you know that, too, don’t you? You know when you’re just glowing. Well, when you know that somebody else is glowing, let them know. And, more than that, help them do it. Recognize their light by making it a point in your life to help others shine.

You know, you cannot help someone else, can you? You can give them information, you can get out of their way, but you can’t actually get into their life and take their choices away, but you can help—it’s the only way you can—you can help somebody else shine. And how do you do that? Well, obviously by recognizing their light. How else, though? Let’s make this very practical. How do you let somebody shine? You set them up, is how. You set them up to succeed. You set them up to tell the story you know everybody enjoys. You set them up to make that intelligent statement that gives something to you. You set them up to shine.

Well, it’s their choice; they don’t necessarily have to take it. And don’t put them in a situation that’s going to require physical activity, but it’s simply clearing the path. And that specific form of recognition requires—can only be done by one that has mastered that themselves—the highest level of manipulation based fully on the intent to love. “I’m going to get out of the way; I don’t need this spotlight. I want you to shine.”

Can you imagine what your world would be like if everybody was trying to make you shine, if you were constantly trying to allow the light in another to glow as brightly as it can? What are the sorts of practical implications to that? What, practically, might that mean you do?


S: Aye. And listen. Aye. What else?

Create the environment or atmosphere that will allow that person to shine, doing their thing.

S: And what might that mean? It might mean turning the noise down. It might mean lighting a candle. It might mean bringing slippers, feeding a meal. It might mean literally taking care of one or two purely disgusting mundane physical needs before you can reach the spiritual. It might. “Let’s go and have a bit of soup, eh. Let’s go to a movie and just play and have fun and relax.” And all of a sudden this person just bubbles out, loving and affectionate, dear. It’s amazing how many dragons are released by relaxation, how greatly a light shines when some of the shade is removed.

Sure, creating an environment for light. What else?

Showing that person love with a hug, with touch.

S: Showing love with a touch, a hug, a word. What else?

Going in expecting them to shine.

S: “You are a wonderful person, therefore when what I’m hearing doesn’t translate into something wonderful, I’m not going to get defensive and upset. I’m going to love and respect the light that you are, to presume that we’ve miscommunicated and honestly work on communication.” You may not say that aloud, but you certainly can say it within. So that you’re going into every situation presuming the best instead of expecting the worst.

You can make yourself the brightest possible light you can be, thereby becoming an example that shining lights are more than just targets for rocks. Because your ability to shine in the world shows that it’s safe to shine. Turn it up. Turn it up. Blind them with your light. Glow, sweet souls. Glare, glare, even glare. Be a headlight, and be a footlight. Be fog lights. I think that’s needed a lot in this world, don’t you, to get through the haze. Be a light of love, a light of example. Recognize the light. Help somebody shine.

Recognition. On the most basic human level, the level that you worked on for years and years, the pre-ascendancy recognition—don’t you love it? B.A.: Before Ascension. Recognition was strictly, “I see you; I remember you’ you’re important in the world.” Now it is, “I … see … you. And because that means something to me, I remember you. You mean something to me.” You can do that; it’s not hard.

You can change the world. Some have said it’s very dark. No problem. Turn on the light.

Recognition—a powerful act of ascendancy. It sets you up for a knowing, for recognizing what you are. You’re ready for it. You’ve waited for it. Now just train it into you.

Think about it over the next three days, and then make a specific effort to consciously—every day—recognize on one of those levels—especially the level of allowing somebody else to shine.

Go and grow. Happy trails.