October 1, 2000

Samuel: Well, greetings, dears.

Hi, Samuel.

S: Take a moment right where you are, and let yourself feel your heartbeat. Relax yourself enough to be in touch with you. Give yourself permission to experience this night on all levels.

Perhaps you want to imagine that that heart is at a doorway and you open that doorway for the heart to experience. You open the mind for the mind to experience. You open the essence of yourself so that your physical being soaks it in as well.

Give yourself permission to let go of the irritations and stresses, the difficulties of the day-to-day experience of form in this world at this time, to be able to put it aside for now and be here, open and awaiting. Give yourself permission to be absolutely tuned in to my frequency and yours. Good. Thank you.

So, the world has made massive change since last we did this. Have you noticed it in the way your life functions or not? That’s a trick question, I’ve got to warn you ahead of time. Since last we were together, your world has made massive changes. Now, since last we were together in this sort of way, of course, there has been the trip that activated the working of the Crown Portal. Got it moving again in the Southern Hemisphere. It was successful work. It was a good work. And the work that was done both in Lexington and at Uluru was a marvelous showing of what can be done when Guardianship energy activates their humanity. I did not say when humanity activates its Guardianship energy, mind you.

So it would be very easy to say that would be the focus, that’s what brought about so much change, but I’ve got to say, it’s only a piece of it. How is it for you?

I’ve found that I’ve needed to change my awareness of how I live my life, and really take it to another level. And it’s that question you asked about. It has to function in change. It’s like I realize that I have to change my function.

S: Wow. I should have saved you for last. Should have waited just a moment more. That’s good.

Anyone else? Aye.

I’ve found that the things that are really holding me back from the things I want to achieve to be happy in this world, I really want to clear up and deal with.

S: Good. Good. And is that more than before?


S: And is that because of a greater awareness of those things?

It’s going at them from a different angle.

S: Good. Good. I like that.

Shifting how I perceive.

S: Yes.

And letting go and letting more trust and more help come in, because what I’m doing, you know, I’m working real hard on them, but I’m still stuck, so let’s go at it from a different angle, and see what you can bring into me more than I’m already asking. Let’s see you show me your way.

S: Good. Good. Good. A different view, a different perspective only happens because you have changed. You have a different perspective because of that change.


I’ve had lots of opportunities to experience myself differently, in work, in relationships, just in my day to day life, to see my love given out and returned.

S: Good. Good. It’s about time, eh?


S: Aye.

I’ve discovered more about myself. Things that I didn’t know, or that I knew were there but didn’t want to look at. I can no longer not look at them.

S: Aye. The world has uncloaked the frame, and within it, more than ever before, it’s a mirror. And what you’re seeing out there, if you allow yourself to stick with the newspaper’s version of it, what you’re seeing out there is holocaust. Armageddon. Country by country. Massive change. Physically, in the land itself. Mentally. Changes that are going on that are creating emotional—I’m going to use a very graphic word—cesspools. Emotional cesspools. Spiritually. The planet and the life force upon it are being shifted. Radically. Or maybe I should not say it that way lest it open the door for a misunderstanding. I’m going to switch that. The planet and the life force upon it are experiencing shift.

As is always the case, the response to the shift is what matters, not the cause of the shift. In your life you can make very big changes by remembering that. A lot of the resistance in your life will become smaller when you realize it’s your response and not that “thing” that’s causing the change.

And all of that to go to the point tonight that I’m talking about aging. Aging. Now, can you see that bridge there, one to the other? Or does it seem that those were two such radically different directions that they could not possible fit together? About perspective changing, shifting that is being experienced all over, about your response more than the thing itself.

[Indicates candle at his side.] Will you light us up? Thank you, love. And this is a working of the light. And it was saying no. Thank you, dear. Aye, well you know once it’s in here, the salamanders want to be asked pretty.

I’m talking about aging. And I’m talking about aging for several reasons. One of them is because right now you are in autumn, aren’t you? And a whole lot of you are in autumn too, aren’t you? Only a few of you can really laugh at that one. And in this world right now where so much of the population itself is also in autumn or moving in that way, it seems particularly fitting to make a point of what you are experiencing, or will be sooner than you think—always in an approach that allows you to see how every bit of it fits together.

You are aging, whether it be autumn or not. The nature of the being is it will disintegrate so that you will not be stuck here in it. That’s a promise. A good promise. And yet there is a lot of resistance to that process, isn’t there, because more often than not, in this society, to grow older means a loss rather than a gain. And therefore it’s very natural to want to resist that process.

In the autumn of the world in these latitudes, you have what? What marks autumn? You have . . .


S: Harvest. Yes. Harvest. What you have sown, you are reaping. And, by the way, that’s the number-one reason most people are afraid of aging. They’re afraid of reaping, because they know what they have sown. Therefore, while the number-one means of a remedy for aging would be to allow yourself to control the harvest. However, unlike what most try to do to control the harvest . . . Now, let me back up a bit to redefine what I’m saying here. Harvest being, you are sowing, you are reaping. You are reaping, gathering, having the results of what you have sown in previous years. And in human lives in this society that tends to mean what sorts of things?

I don’t know if you’re going there, but I’m thinking retirement.

S: All right. That’s one thing. Sure. Why not? You’ve put in all sorts of years and years of work, and there comes a point where you begin looking forward to not having to do it. The retiring from it. Sure.

Possibly good health and financial stability.

S: All right. One of the things that is often associated with harvest based on what you have sown is your health. And another is your finances. And both of those are excellent reminders as to why many people are afraid of aging, because they know what seeds they have sown in their health. Can you give a few examples of the sorts of things that one would sow health-wise when they are young that would reflect poorly when they are older?


S: Smoking. Sure. What else?

Sun exposure.

S: Sun exposure. Isn’t that too bad? Aye. It’s that way on most planets here, though.

Excessive drinking.

S: Excessive drinking. Sure.

Dietary. Eating foods that aren’t good for you that create health problems.

S: Excellent. Excellent.

Not exercising.

S: Sure. Sure. All of these things that as—I almost said typical Americans, but that certainly doesn’t fit altogether, although I think I should say that I did tell a very fine group of individuals in Australia that they were a bunch of old, fat, rich, Americans.


S: White Americans, that’s right. And Jeanean is saying, “Not me.” And I said, “Yes you are. You know what I’m saying there.”

And so using that American statement, what you are experiencing here, what does that usually mean? You’re not eating well. You’re smoking, you’re drinking. Maybe you’re not doing all of those things, because somewhere along the line you made a change, and we’ll get to that in a minute. But why is it that those habits that you so clearly know in this society are hard on you become sown anyway?

Overindulgence. Immediate gratification.

S: Overindulgence. Immediate gratification. Two excellent answers already.

I don’t know how it could happen to me.

S: Not me! Denial. Sure. Sure.

They often don’t cause problems until further down the line.

S: I don’t see it right now. It’s not hurting me now. I can still run, jump, leap over tall buildings. Sure.

Not willing to think about the consequences.

S: It’s not going to hurt me later on. Who says it’s going to hurt me later on? All of that goes with denial and needing it quickly, and only the . . . aye.

There’s escapism through avoiding, perhaps, personal issues, or better, in a relationship. You just numb out, whether it’s TV, alcohol, overeating.

Sex, drugs.

They’re short-term answers.

There’s the difficulty of stopping addictions.

S: I like that. Say it again.

The difficulty in quitting addictions.

S: The difficulty in stopping those things, so that once they are sown it becomes difficult to back away from it. That’s true. That’s true.

It’s hard to balance when you’re having the benefit and enjoyment of one of those unhealthy situations. You’ve not experienced ill health or all the problems that are going to come up, so you really don’t have a way of weighing the damages you’re facing.

S: Aye. And I’m hearing—and it’s very good to be hearing it, I’m not discouraging you from it at all—I’m hearing expansions on answers already given, ways to understand it on a more personal track, and that’s good. That’s what I’m looking for so don’t stop with your ideas. Suzie and then Sharon.

It’s easy to go along with what everybody else does. Everybody does the same stuff.

S: Very good. Easy to just go with the flow.

Well, what I was going to say is that at least the American market, they market it to where it’s a lifestyle. You know, if you drink, you know, certain things, it shows status. And the same thing with drinking. We’re learning , but it’s still a status.

S: Some of these habits that do not pay off well later on allow you to feel that you’ve become a part of a particular sort of lifestyle that you want.

I’ve heard some people say, “Well, something’s going to kill me, I might as well enjoy it while I can.” I’ve heard that.

S: Oh, how lovely! That’s one of the better ones, don’t you think? Well, if something’s going to kill me, it may as well be something that I can control. May as well be something I really enjoy. Right. Aye.

It’s rebellion, in many cases, to the rules of form. It’s just flat-out rebellion. I know what needs to be done, and I don’t want to do it. I shouldn’t have to do it.

S: That’s right. Cam.

I was just . . .  kind of along the same lines, the “only the good die young” snydrome. That’s a pop song which . . .  that sort of romanticizing of suicide almost. It’s called destruction.

S: Run hard. Play hard. Live hard. Die young.

Make a beautiful corpse.

S: I don’t think you said “Make a beautiful horse,” so that sort of leaves out make a beautiful corpse. Is that what you said? Make a beautiful . . .  die young, and make a beautiful corpse, that’s what it is. Aye. Well, very few of you have got to worry about that now.

And what you have heard over the last few moments are the very typical reasons why people hold on to something, even when they know it’s not doing them good. And very usually these things can boil down very quickly to instant gratification—it pleases me now, and I’m not going to think after now. And resistance to—and here you’ve got to fill in the blank—authority, perhaps. Growing up. The most.

In nature, everything is a part of a cycle. With humanity, in this society, every society has a beginning and an ending, with each cycle being considered progressively worse. It’s not that there is a beginning that leads to a point of rest that moves on to another beginning, as there is in nature. It’s that you are a child and it’s wonderful, and when you are no longer? A young adult. A teenager. And once that’s over, and then once that’s over, and more and more and more until you slowly lose all of your faculties and die.

There is no pleasure in the prospect of aging, because there is no cycle from birth that allows it. Your life is compartmentalized into the issues of your beliefs at the time. And your mindset determines your physical-body set. When you move out of the cycles of nature, the mind rules. When you’re functioning in the cycles of nature, the heart rules.

Now, what do I mean when I say the heart rules? What am I saying there? Am I saying that everything beats through the pumping organ of your body. No. I , what am saying? The heart rules?


S: Love rules. All right. That works. That’s perhaps a bit more expansive than I meant it, so let’s give it another version.

It could be something like your ability to understand giving and receiving.

S: That’s good. That’s good. You’re willingness to be a part of a larger whole, to expand the compartments to a greater cycle. To see more than what’s right in front of you. To be a part of a greater whole.

When I speak of functioning from the heart, I’m usually making reference to the spiritual essence of yourself—the soul of you, if you will—which is why the automatic answer is the love, because that’s very true. And that’s still very true, but it’s because you are centered in a wholeness function, rather than a block of time, blocks of people, blocks of things. A divisive function.

When you’re functioning in wholeness, you are able to see the giving, the receiving. You are able to see how one leads to and enhances the other. You are able to experience a different perspective. But within this society, that’s very difficult. Within this society you are judged instead by each of those compartments.

As a child, what are you doing? You’re growing. You’re learning. How are you judged?



S: By your social impact. By your knowledge ability. As a teenager, what are you judged by?

By your behavior.


S: Your social impact. Your knowledge ability. Aye. As you become an adult, what are you judged by?




S: Career takes the place of school. Family is the means of interacting or, again, peer groups that you interact with. And so, as a young adult, it tends to become your social interactions and what you know and how you use it. But every one of those boxes, although ultimately they make use of the same judgement . . . what’s the word I’m looking for here? Facilities. The same means that you’re using for judgment.


S: Criteria.


S: The same judgment criteria. Aye. All right, which is your social interaction and . . .


S: Knowledge and how you’re using it, how you know it. Your tests by it.

The accumulation of goods, too.

S: The goal in each of those blocks is different. As a child, it’s not usually the accumulation of goods. As a young adult, and sometimes all the way down to the end, it does tend to be. But the goal, how are you going to use your interactions with others, how are you going to use your knowledge to get along and to survive, becomes the means through which you continue the social interactions and the use of the knowledge. Are you with me here? Are you understanding a bit of a triangle happening here? Some of you are and some of you aren’t.

All right, let me give it backwards a bit. In nature, everything functions in one cycle. That cycle might begin with the planting of a seed. It doesn’t actually end with the reaping of the fruit, does it? This is autumn, not winter. It ends more with what? With the plant either dying and returning to nature, fulfilling its potential into the ground, and allowing a more healthy foundation for the next set of seeds to come up with. Or, it simply sleeps for a while as it maintains energy and sustains a state of readiness for growth under the proper conditions. Did you get that specificity there? All right.

In nature, that’s the cycle, and you work with those cycles. If you plant the seeds in the winter, you’re not likely to have a very good harvest later on, are you? If you try to pluck the fruits in the spring, right after the plant has started coming up, aye, you’re likely to kill it all, aren’t you? You recognize the cycles.

When you get a new puppy in the house, do you expect it to come into your house already fully trained. Housebroken. (That sounds like a terrible thing to say, now doesn’t it?) Aware of what you desire it to do, to live with you. Do you expect that of it?

It would be nice.

S: You wish. Don’t you wish?

Yeah, right.

S: Only when you’re very lucky, because most of the time when you get a new puppy you expect it to behave like a child. When you’re around a two-year-old, do you expect it to be able to earn its way in the world. Well, only if you’re very lucky, because it’s not likely is it? Because in your world, in the human experience, and particularly in the experience in this society, the cycle is broken into sections. And in each one of those sections, the criteria for survival—seems like such a strange word—the criteria for survival are going to be based on two things: social interaction, because that’s what you’re learning to do, to interact socially, to save yourself, to have a pack, a tribe, to have security within the family unit, to have a family unit; or knowledge, the accumulation of it, the use of it.

Early on, in those childhood years, the interactions have a whole lot to do with figuring out how loud to scream to get what you want: establishing language, learning where you feel safe, where you do not feel safe. It’s a constant social and mental interaction. But that continues throughout each one of the cycles of life. But what changes each one of those boxes is the goal for the interactions socially and of knowledge.

What is the purpose? Well, for an infant, the purpose isn’t in order to go out and get a job, but those social interactions. And that knowledge accumulation is to go out and get a job, to work in the world, to accumulate stuff, whatever that stuff might be, which might be awards and recognition. It might be furniture, it might be boyfriends—I won’t mention names—comes later as an adult. And what the goals are changes with the belief structure of society as a whole.

And that adds to the boxes, because when society says, well, a child cannot do this, that limits any child that’s ready to get out of that box. Or only adults do this, that takes the childhood away from anyone in this box by age who behaves because they choose to or because they are forced to in this box.

And in your cycles, as you get closer to the end, a very interesting thing starts to happen. There becomes an inversion. What had become the criteria becomes the goals. What would be a goal in other areas of life becomes the means to survive. Think about that for a moment.

The goal is to interact socially, because in old age in your society there is a lot of loneliness. There is a desire for interaction or, as is so very often the case in human nature, a polarity in which it wants to have interaction yet refuses to have interaction, both of it coming from the same expression. Social interaction: having a lot; having none. More clear? Good. Same thing. It’s still a response to the social connection.

Knowledge. What happens to many in old age in your society? What many of you are saying is, they begin to lose knowledge, and you know that’s not true.

Maybe they forget it.

S: Maybe they forget it. No. That’s not my point. That wasn’t it. Frank.

I was going to say knowledge stops being the means to achieve a goal.

S: All right. Let me go there in just a moment. Aye.

People stop acquiring knowledge.

S: Yes. Why?

Because they think they’re too old?

They think they don’t need it.

They think they don’t need it or they are afraid that it’s too challenging for them in their condition right then.

Well, we stop asking them for their wisdom, you know?

S: There you go. In every one of those phases of life, because your goal is social interaction, here comes a terrible shift in the dynamics of how that works. What you know—your accumulation of knowledge, your gathering of knowledge, your use of knowledge—is going to depend on what is asked of you in the social interactions. Your social interactions are going to be limited by your knowledge, and how you use it, and how you know it.

So there is a dynamic there that, when you get old, if a society does not expect knowledge of you, you are no longer going to have the gathering of knowledge as an ideal, as a purpose, as a need, as a goal.

In this society, autumn is a time of fear. You see massive changes within your social interactions, because people are going through changes in their life. They are going through physical changes that they are or are not prepared for. Very often, many of those physical changes are directly related to seeds sown in other arenas of life. And so there is also a certain amount of guilt, resistance, and I’m going to use an extremely harsh word. It is what comes when you have both guilt and resistance activated. Guilt plus resistance equals shame. Oh, what a terrible word! What a terrible word! So descriptive, though.

So you have individuals who have—and there was a great wonderful listing of all manner of things. They do not exercise. They do not eat right. They partake of particular drugs that make them feel up and make them feel down, and help them go faster and help them go slower. And as they get older and begin to experience the effects of physical change from the natural cycles of life force on this planet, experiencing the gentle release of the form itself, there is fear based on shame, which is based on the belief, I did this.

And shame is always going to bring about one of two reactions. I deserve it. I don’t deserve it. I promise you, ‘I deserve it’ is the healthy one. Is that the one this world teaches you? No. I don’t deserve it is a fighting response that is not allowing you to be a part of the whole cycle, but is working with the boxes. It’s maintaining the compartmentalization of who you are, how you think, how you function in this world.

Everything that you have going in your life at any given moment is there because you deserve it. Ooh. And that’s where the greatest medicine comes about in allowing yourself to be a part of the greater cycles, and not resist aging, flowering, releasing, preparing for the next and starting again. When you realize that you deserve it and you do not make it a bad thing, but you make it a good thing, you are switching the perception of punishment and reward, which is what makes you old in this world.

You’re not old until you’ve come to that point that you believe that you’re being punished for past sins, rewarded for past graces. You’re old when you believe that your life is the culmination of what was and it ends where you are. You’re old then. You can be a hundred and five and young as can be when how you think is based on a recognition of what you do, and what you have done is a part of a greater whole. And it all works together and is a part of a greater weave.

And right now, my message is starting to sound pretty familiar, isn’t it? Because that’s the key to growing older without getting old in your world. Stop resisting the process. Stop seeing it as a punishment-reward system. Stop seeing it as separate little issues—Well, I cannot do that anymore, because that’s too childish. You should not be doing that; that’s too old for you. You should not feel this way or think this way or any number of other versions of thinking which say you are a part of a group that should have particular criteria in order to function based on a specific goal that is the way that I know how to accept you. When you’re fifty, here is what you’re after. When you’re forty, here is how you dress. When you’re twenty, here is what you want to do. When you’re seventy, here is what you can expect.

When your world is based on that, then you are going to comply with the standard and be unable to move out of that box, because you will know what’s coming ahead of you in the next couple of cycles, and you’ll not want it, and you’ll be resisting it, but you’ll also be giving into it, because you know that there is no hope, because it’s the result of the seeds you sowed when you were young and wild and stupid. And the fact that now you’re not so young and you’re definitely not so wild and you’re definitely not so stupid, you’re going to have to deal with that. And you can feel it now when you get up in the morning and your bones creak and you see the gray hairs coming through, and you know that your hearing is not as good as it was. And you know that this is a very natural part of the aging process, and has everything to do with what happens when you get old.

Break free. Break free! You are stuck there unless you break free. Don’t turn the triangle around. Recognize the whole cycle in everything you do, in every bit of your life. In the action today at work there is the new seed sprouting up with this one project here and there is another seed in this one project here. And this one is not going to come to fruition for five years, but this one’s going to come to fruition in five minutes. See that cycle. See that wholeness in every part of your life. In every moment train yourself to be a part of a greater picture, and do not submit to the limitations of the boxes.

You are on this planet to show how it can be done. And you are falling prey to the mythology of aging that is so convenient an excuse for behaviors that speak of resistance rather than acceptance. Excuse: aging is an excuse for behaviors of breakdown instead of buildup.

You will age, but you don’t have to get old while you do. Did you hear it on all levels? Did you get the messages squeezed in with those messages? The heart. The head. Listen for it, because your world is in autumn right now, and it needs to know it does not have to get old. And you’re the teacher. And you can only teach what you know.

It’s good work you’ve done. It’s more good work you’re here to do. Sure.

The last time we met on a Sunday, you spoke about four things that mass consciousness would be experiencing from this work. And we got to three.

S: I actually gave all four. Really. Not like this. Go through it again. You’ll see. And winding it up with all four. Hah! She still does not believe me.

As if you can’t count.

S: I cannot count. But I did get my point out. Be well. You are being planted this autumn. Your work is not ending, it’s only beginning.