April 1, 2007

Samuel: Well, greetings, dears.

Greetings, Samuel.

S: So we have very big missing . . . [referring to chairs].

We have one empty one, right here.

You could move.

Well, then my neck gets too propped up so I need to kind of be here, but you could be here.

S: And there’s one there, and there’s one there. And there’s either a couple of them right back here, or somebody’s dead.

Hello, dear ones. What has been your favorite miracle over this last—oh, what?—few weeks, few days? What do you have?

The bursting of spring.

S: Say it louder, yes.

The bursting of spring, you know. The trees have gotten lacier with their new little leaves, and everything is flowering, and it’s just . . .

S: The beauty of spring. The burst of color. The rising of life. The fluctuations of hormones, the . . .

The mowing of grass. You have to get the mowers out.

S: And all of the lovely work that comes to [sic] having all of that lovely beauty all around you. Yes, indeed. How about another?

My son, Jack, is taking what he gets from my mother’s estate, and is going to sell it and divide it with his brother, because his brother is at the end of the list.

S: Yes. That is a miracle the way that the youngest brother might see it, but it’s karma, love. Yours. You know that you did good when things like that happen. I like that one. How about a few more? Aye.

The miracle has been over the last two weeks; the trust and confidence that I have had in myself that’s grown, probably, in the last fifteen years.

S: There comes a time in which every flower blooms.

I waited four years or plus.

S: I think you just needed the right . . .


S: That was exactly where I was going with that. The right soil. The right opportunity. The right fertilizer. Very good. Aye.

I, at the beginning of February, was looking at some physical problems with my neck that I thought I was just going to have to deal with for the rest of my life, and I’ve gone through a healing that’s been really miraculous. I’m pain-free, and I’m off all pain medication now. And I just can’t believe it because I was told it wouldn’t happen, but it happened.

S: You saw the x-rays.

I saw the x-rays. I know what they looked like. Yes.

S: Isn’t it fun when that happens?

Yes, and I have to say all the energy that this group sent, and the OneHeart, made a tremendous difference—that connection.

S: Aye. And, it doesn’t require this group; it doesn’t require the OneHeart coming together, but it does require that connection. And what is that connection?

It’s being aware that you’re part of a greater whole.

S: Good.

That it isn’t just you as the individual personality, but that there’s this being of light that involves so many other facets and so many other people.

S: Look around the room. And as you look around the room, remember that in the biggest of hearts, the biggest of pictures, what you are seeing is yourself. You are looking at you in all of the beautiful variations, in all of the different aspects of wisdom, at the hope, the promise, the trust—the anger, the outrage, the cursing, stomping, the . . . because it’s all there. What brings growth? I’ll give you a hint. [Rubs his hands together.]


S: Friction. Now, does that mean that you should seek friction? Seek growth; just don’t avoid friction. Now why should you not avoid friction? Why should you not avoid anything?

You’re going to have to deal with it sooner or later.

S: Well, one really good reason is you’re going to have to deal with it sooner or later. It might as well be sooner, and that’s very true.

Anybody notice that when you’re really trying to avoid something, it seems to show up around every corner? “You again! And again! And again!” Oh, lovely.

If you’re experiencing something as friction, then it’s a sure sign that it’s an opportunity there to grow and learn from, because it’s reflecting back to you what needs healing.

S: If you’re seeing something going on as a personal affront to yourself, a difficulty, an awful . . . I’m just not ready to get quite that dramatic, so I’ll just back it up a bit. When you are seeing it as a—probably—unjust phenomenon of fear, if you turn your thinking just a little, you can get over it by stopping its call to you. You see, what you put your attention to is what shows up in your world, and if you’re really worried about something, it’s going to show up. If you’re very fearful of something and every time you walk around the corner, you’re worried that it’s going to show up, well, it will. If your life is worked around avoiding this person or that event, you are not going to avoid it. So one of the quick things you can do to “de-fang” life is—fang.

Got it.

S: All right. Is to, as Steven was saying, recognize that there’s something here to be learned, a gift wrapped up in a package of “Uh-oh,” and if you can get beyond the “uh-oh” and you’re able to see what the gift of it is, then what you’re going to do is take your attention away from it—the fear is put aside, the anger is put aside, at least enough that it does not keep following around. And if you are able to do so far as to gain wisdom from it, to recognize the power it’s had in your life and see what use it has been in your life—which is really the hard one—then you’re going to be able to open a new door, create a new space, so to speak, and put in a new feeling to replace the one that you have allowed yourself to move away from.

What is the problem, however, with that really nice sounding “Here is what you do,” fairy dust, “Change your thoughts.” “You’ll get what you want.”?

It’s really hard to do.

S: Well that puts it pretty simply, doesn’t it?

It’s about the free will of others, and that really complicates the situation.

S: It is true, all that has been said. You stop focusing on it all of the time. It stops following you around. You stop giving it a place in your thoughts and in your lives by looking to see how it has served you, how it has made a place for itself in all of these different areas of your life, and how you don’t need that now. Yes, you put a positive focus on it. You put a concerted group power to it. You do everything right. And everything will be okay, and it will, but what you want is to make sure that everything is okay sort of in your world, in your language, as you see it, and the number one hold up to that is . . . say it again, Mike.

The free will of others being involved with your issues.

S: Aye. Is that in this world you are deeply affected by . . . you might want to think about them as the circles of hell. You have your intimate family circle, and they reside in your head quite a bit. Your upbringing—what did your siblings say to you that sticks with you even now? What about some of the training from your parents that was really good training, but maybe is still not what you need now that you are their age. You have, perhaps, relatives that were a part of your upbringing. When you look back on your childhood, do you have two or three experiences that just remind you right away of why you are unworthy of the best in life, and how it’s time to crawl into a hole, and how you’ll never be able to get any better or do anymore?

And, of course, you have in that first circle those who absolutely love freely and gave generously in all possible ways, where you learned self-confidence and humor, and how to love, Of course, you had that too, but it’s sort of like that one spot of spaghetti on your white blouse: that’s all anyone sees. “Well, hello there, what is that?” You’ve got all of this blouse that’s perfectly fine except for that one little spot that gets all the focus. So, of course, you had all of the love as well, even without meaning—I will guarantee that without meaning—you also had some of those who loved you best do some pretty amazing damage.

A quick reminder: sometimes the damage was all in your head. And I use as an example, quite a bit actually, and I use it so often because it’s so true for so many of you: As a small child you have this wonderful, loving, family, and yet every day you do something terrible that causes one or both of your family to leave the house, abandon you. And then you try your best to be good all day and, sure enough, they come back later, and you try it again. And as an adult you tend to carry around in a secret part of your heart—[pointing to himself] no, that’s the liver!—in a secret part of the heart this absolute surety that when everything’s going really well abandonment happens. And all your father thought he was doing was going to work, all your mother was doing was going to work, and yet those very innocent acts were perceived in a very different way.

So sometimes that lovely first circle of family and relatives aren’t at all meaning to do anything in any way to harm, but the perception of the one who does not understand and does not have the communication abilities—and, you know, that can be a forty-year-old as well as a four-year-old—to express what they’re feeling can, for the rest of their life, carry around the absolute knowing that “I don’t really remember any more what it was I did as kid, but I remember that my parents just up and left me, repeatedly. And now I have a really hard time having stable relationships, because I’m afraid of commitment.” Is this sounding a little familiar to more than just the counselors who’ve dealt with people doing this over and over and over? A fear of commitment; a fear of betrayal; a fear of abandonment; a fear that you are not enough, that no matter what you do or how good you are, it’s not going to be enough, because that first circle of hell has an effect upon what you’re thinking now even though that same circle may not be around you at all.

And that moves to the second circle. You not only carry around with you—you know, this really isn’t where I’m going tonight, but I’ll just move a little bit faster and get through it, because there’s a couple of you in here who really need this reminder . . . [Oma makes a noise] but Oma is not one of them. The second circle, [a] great influence on you, just outside of immediate family, relatives that you grew up with—[referring to Oma] she’s doing absolutely fine, Cindy. She’s doing exactly what she’s here to do. Making sure everyone’s all right. Keeping everybody herded into a tight little group and then reading the energy.

The second group would be friendships—friendships that, ideally, cover every aspect of you. Now, what I mean by that is, ideally, as you were growing up, and as you are now, you have a friend that meets the need of each facet of you. What do I mean by that? Anybody want to take a guess at it?

Well, we operate under many roles. Mother, child, daughter, artist, teacher, whatever, and I think that’s what you mean by those facets.

S: Absolutely. Good. And friendships never cover all that you are. No one friendship ever covers all that you are, and in fact you run into the most trouble in your life when you are expecting one person to fill the need of every part of you. One friend that is able to fully love, accept, enjoy, encourage, inspire, every part of you. Gracious, it would take quite a full-time job for that one person to have to be all of that to you, especially because some of those parts of you are much more developed than other parts of you. You can look at your friends and think about . . . as if “I’m going to have a great big party. Who all would I invite?” And you’re just putting down everybody that is a friend to you. And then ask yourself, “What is it that I am receiving? What part of me does this friend encourage, inspire, make laugh, show love to?”

If you notice that most of your friends all work on one piece of you, you probably will also find that friendships are not particularly satisfying to you. You feel that you give by far more than you receive. You also will probably find that you don’t think of yourself as a very good friend, because friendships sort of bore you, you don’t need them, they don’t give you what you need, and it’s because they are just working with a tiny part of you, maybe the only part you ever show anybody.

If you find that you have all sorts of parts of you, that Lakshmi brings out the artistic, creative, the . . . you would never feel as though you were a dancer with the sort of grace and skill that she is, but she encourages you to be the best that you are, and on a lark you said, “Show me some of those moves,” and that impetuous part of you that wanted to try something new is fed by that. If that’s all you ever had, all of the other parts of you would wither, and you would become rather dull.

You can look—once you’ve made that list—you can look at “These are the aspects of me that are making it out in the world. Are there any of those aspects that I would like to see developed more?” Well, what might be a very easy thing to do to develop that more? Looking at that list. How about making an effort to be with that person more? “Lakshmi, let’s go do lunch. Have your people call my people.”

That would be fun.

S: But you’ve got to come to my place.

Oh, no! Not yet.

S: If there are parts of your life that you do not wish to have quite so amplified, maybe that’s saying you need to back away from some of those friends that bring out what might not be the very best in you, because that second circle of hell has a whole lot to do with your mindset. Whereas that first circle has everything to do with your root beliefs, the second circle has to do with the way those beliefs function in your current world, your mindset.

Do you have friends that are positive and fun to be with, and when you’re around them, you just feel, “Wow. This is great.” And you also have friends that you sort of avoid, because it’s kind of a downer, and is there a part of you wondering if maybe you are somebody’s downer? Well, you should look at that now and again. You think that you are just the happy go lucky, fun person for everyone, and you are so relieved when finally there is the one person in your life that you can let go with, and you find that it’s progressively harder and harder to get them on the telephone, and they’re not doing so much about answering your . . .


S: Thank you . E-mails. Maybe it’s because they look at you and say, “Oh, this is going to just be sad and depressing, and . . .

The second circle has to do with your beliefs as they function right now in your life, the way that you put yourself, your thinking, in the world. The second circle has a lot to do with how you function now, because what you surround yourself with is what you become. Now, we’ve got this—[pointing at a flower] won’t touch you, because you’re very beautiful; we want you to live—we have this very beautiful flower, and it is indeed a very beautiful flower, and you take the little bulb and you put it into a lovely, rich, sandy, cement block. And you water it dutifully all of the time, and all of the potential that’s there never displays itself. Why?

Didn’t get what was needed.

S: Say it again a whole lot louder, just like that.

It is not getting what is needed.

S: It’s not getting what is needed. Are you getting what you need?

The third circle has to do with not so much those you call friends, but more the acquaintances, the more distant relationships. The grocery clerk that you see fairly often, the . . . help me here.

Yoga teacher.

S: The yoga teacher that you see dutifully once a week for three or four months, and then you don’t see again for another couple of years, and then a week later you show up again, and you have that relationship again for a very short amount of time. It’s the acquaintances. And in this particular circle it’s not how they treat you, it’s how you treat them that is very much the rudder—all right, rudder is what I’m looking for here? Good. What an odd word—has a lot to do with directing you.

You are at the grocery store. You are checking out your stuff. You are in a hurry. You’re not feeling very good. You are sort of tired, and you just want to get home and do nothing so you check out your stuff, and the clerk says, “Having a good day? Hi!” “Hello.” How do you treat those people that you think you’re not going to see again, that you think don’t really matter. Because the way that you treat your acquaintances as opposed to your friends, that you just see in passing, that you’re not going to see again—you think—the way that you treat these people has everything to do with showing you how you feel about you at the moment.

So you have the root or the core of your beliefs about yourself and your world. You have the now, the heart of it—as opposed to the root of it—the heart of it; the beliefs that are about the way you function now. And then you have the circle that tells you how you feel about you at the moment.

These are choices you have. Choices. You are the one who determines how you are going to think, believe and act. And when in your life you find that there is thinking that’s negative, depressing, makes you unhappy, change it. Beliefs that aren’t working for you, that are making your now unpleasant, change them. When you catch yourself changing the way that you are treating others in a positive way, you’re going to feel better about you, and that’s going to give you more power to work with that root, to move with that heart, to act with power. That is springtime.

But what I really wanted to talk to you about tonight was the religious holiday that today is. Correct?

Palm Sunday.

S: Palm Sunday. Yes, that’s the one I’m looking for. And that is now, correct? And next Sunday?


I don’t know.

S: Heathen! I don’t know, she says.

Well, you’re looking at me and asking me and I’m “Okay.”

S: What is Palm Sunday?

The day Jesus walked into Jerusalem, and was going toward his death.

S: Does that sound slightly familiar? What part sounds familiar? Something like, maybe, consciously moving forward to your end?

A religious holiday has been made out of the life of Christ, and that’s a good thing, because the miracle within Christianity is that, as happened so many times in history, the great one was made a sacrifice, a willing one, and killed, but then was raised up from the dead. Now, don’t go spreading this about, because it might get you in trouble, but if you let yourself look through history, you will find that over the last seven thousand years . . .

Give or take six months.

S: Yes, give or take six months . . . every major religious force had those same elements. Don’t tell! It just gets people sort of irritated at you. But, look it up. You’ll find it. It is so. And while I say that, let me add another piece to that. When I’m telling this part of the story, I want you to really think about how oddly familiar it is to you.

Avataric energy has come to this earth repeatedly to bring about change. The coming itself is always a sacrifice. And sacrifice is a function of manifestation magic, and indeed of any manifestation that you create in your life right now. Coming to earth, the spirit you are being cloaked in a human body. As I say so many times, Why are you here? And one answer might well be “Well, I didn’t have anything better to do tonight.” But why are you here in the world as a whole? Why are you here? Well, your brain might pop out with an answer real fast, something like “To do good; to live until I die; to continue through the wheel of manifestation; to . . . ” all sorts of nice, pleasant little words. Why are you here? Why are you here?

Now, forgive me a moment when I tell you why, but when I say this, don’t blindly agree. Listen to your heart. Feel its agreement. You are here to live love, to bring change into this world by living that love. And every one of you in here, and I mean every one of you in here, are here to live that love as a part of a much greater purpose, a much greater plan. You are here because you said yes.

And you said yes as a sacrifice. The sacrifice of taking on skin is being limited by it. Children jump off of rooftops thinking they can fly because there is something in them that remembers flying. Sacrifice has its purpose, and its purpose is—for want of a better word for it—payment. You see, in this world everything works with coming and going. Oh, I sort of like it that way—coming and going, attraction and repulsion. Energy works by being drawn toward, then being repelled from. Coming and going—I like that. And as that energy works in that function, a coming creates a going. The energy that is put out with no hope of like response is a sacrifice, and there is a function of energy within this world—and the physicists in here could probably detail it for you—there is a function of energy in this world that does not work with coming and going, it works specifically as—now, what’s another way I could say this—windows and doorways; it clumps or releases. “Yes, Samuel, that sounds like coming and going,” but I mean that it’s not the same particle of energy that attracts and repels, it’s a particle of energy that specifically only attracts, specifically only repels. As it draws to it that which is like, there is nothing to release. When there is nothing to release, there is no energy that comes back to it to feed the cycle. As a result, it reaches a point in which it implodes upon itself. It is sacrificed, exactly so. Exactly so. [About a child] He’s got it. He remembers it much more than you do.

Giving—giving you water; giving you . . .


S: Kleenex. I thought it was money. I was going to give you money. This is no sacrifice, because those are things you have, they are not things you are. The only thing you can sacrifice it what you are. When you give of yourself, you are setting into motion a function of manifestation that is by far a greater magic, by far a more powerful function of energy, than handing out Kleenex and water and money every could be.

What you have here is your life, and when you give your life—figuratively most often—and how do you give your life figuratively most often?

You give time.

S: Yes. Yes. And give time meaning having that lunch with somebody that wants to be around with you. Or . . .

Doing for others.

S: Doing such as, somebody needs their front porch swept, you sweep it. You are mowing your lawn, you just go a little further over, you mow the lawn of your neighbor. You are giving of yourself, because you’re giving your time.

Not so figuratively, sacrificing your life is a much greater power. To come into this world knowing that you are going to be focused within the whole spectrum of that life, the whole time of that life, on leaving, knowing that everything is for that sacrifice, then you are spending a life that is creating magic. You are spending a life preparing for a very large energy exchange, and that is what Jesus did. And as he came to that point in his life in which it was time to move toward that death, how do you think he knew what that time would be? [Long pause.] Hello! What do you think, how was it he knew when it was time? I’ll give you two ways he knew. One of them was everybody that loved him said, “Don’t do it! This is not a good idea. If you go there, they will kill you.” “Kill me? Really? You think? Because, you know, really that’s what I’m here for.” What did they say? “We’re not ready for it. You need to stay.” Well, nonetheless, he took the donkey. He opened the door. He rode right through.

Now, second thing that told him. Any ideas? The first one was the easy one. They said, “Don’t go!”

One was his inner knowing and the trust with the Universe.

S: Yes, obviously ultimately that’s the only answer—he knew. But outwardly speaking, what he was there to do was done. It ain’t over until . . .

It’s over.

S: Or any other version of that. What was it he was here to do? What was it you’re here to do?

Live love.

S: To be an example in this world of what living love can do. To bring into this world Source, looking like a pretty brown boy. And he did too.

His work had become—for want of a better word—self-sustaining. There were the people who had taken his heart as their own. His work was over. He was there, prosaically speaking, to bring hope at a time when there was little hope. In his dis . . .


S: Right, you’re saying it better than I can and a lot faster. What was their work? What was he doing with them? What was their purpose in this? Well, was it that every manifestation of Source in skin needs to have those surrounding him which will fawn, and pet, and put carpets over the feet, and say to them, “You are doing exactly what you are here to do. Go for it. Yes! Yes! Yes!”


S: No. Darn. What is it? That was meant to be a joke.

Spread the message.

S: To become the message, because when you become the message it spreads itself. It’s all about example. You read it, and it’s in your head. You see it; it touches your heart. You do it and it changes you. It may change you so that you know this isn’t what I want to do, or it may be “This is not what I want to do and yet my heart will not let me do anything else.”

In spite of the first and the second ring surrounding Jesus saying, “Don’t go there; not good; dangerous”—all right, I’ve got just enough of the devil in me to say this—he got his ass moving and went through the gates. Donkey’s better, isn’t it?

So much for cable TV

S: Now I think that certainly in this form’s head the picture is this pretty, little, perfect, white donkey. Yes? Is that in your head too?

Oh yes.

S: One of those “here’s this picture.” Once again.

Palm Sunday represents not the triumphant entry in which the crowds recognized Jesus as the foretold Messiah, even if that is what most tend to say it’s about. No, that Palm Sunday is all about Jesus saying, “Yes. This is what I’m here to do and I will do it.”

You know it would have been easy to stay on the outskirts. It would have been easy to stay away from the dangerous Jerusalem where the soldiers are. You know, don’t you, that it was not the soldiers that he really needed to be afraid of; it was all of the religious people that he made very nervous because his magic was different than their magic.

The time had arrived that he had a choice to make. His survival mechanism that’s a part of the body he’s in would have said, “Don’t do this.” Certainly the first ring of hell would have said, “don’t do this.” The second ring, in this particular case the . . .


S: Thank you. Said “If you do this, I’m going to be so disappointed in you, because it’s going to leave me alone. I cannot be without you, so you must forget about what it is you’re here to do, and do what I need you to do.” All right, they didn’t say it quite like that did they? No, they fought off the perception of bad guys. They trudged along, questioning every little thing along the way. They questioned each other quietly. “Do you realize what’s going to happen when we get to town? I think we should hide. I think when we stop on the road and we go to sleep for the night, I think that we should knock him over the head and drag him away. He’s going to get us all killed. This is crazy talk.”

In spite of the reactions of those who were his very best friends, he knew the time had come, and he did not turn away. He said “yes.” And he got on the donkey and went through the gate. That is the miracle of Palm Sunday. It’s not that the people cheered, because people will cheer at anything. It’s not that they recognized him as God or the Messiah or the Prophet. It wasn’t about somebody else recognizing that. It was about him recognizing that. And it was because he did that everything changed.

Spring is about renewal, saying yes even when you are planted in cement. It’s about choosing to grow and go. This day—in what is really a small part of the world as a whole—but in Christian lands, is about the triumphal entry of Jesus as he moved toward his death, and everybody should have their fifteen minutes of fame. But I would tell you that you have in front of you a much more powerful choice. You have the one that is what Palm Sunday was really about. “I see what I am here to do. I will not hide. I will step forward and claim the divinity that I am, and take what comes my way.”

You are here to die every day. Yes, you’re here for the big death too, but you are here to die every day. To die to the human and accept the divine. And here is the kicker: You know this. You know it absolutely. You know that you are Source on earth, and that you have chosen a life that is a sacrifice in more ways than anyone could ever understand. And that sacrifice is given with the confidence of knowing that what you are here to do has been done today, and today, and today. It is true that what comes after the great awareness, the great acceptance, the final understanding, is the crowds point and laugh and say, “Are you going to throw those clothes away? I think I’d like them.” You just don’t get Christian jokes do you? It’s just such a room full of heathens.

Gambling for the . . .

Okay. Sorry.

S: [She] just got the joke.

And you do it every day. Every day you truly live is because the day before you truly died. Your life is influenced by so many things. What are you going to do with it this time?