January 1, 2006

Samuel: Greetings, dears.

Greetings, Samuel.

S: Are you awake?


S: If you were looking back and thinking of the last year, what is something you would like to repeat? Don’t answer me. And what is something you want to make sure you do not repeat? Don’t answer me. And I ask that because it will probably be something that I say to you repeatedly this year, because whether you want to or not, you continually repeat every important episode in your life until you’ve got it. And the important episodes are not only the good things—or maybe for some of you I should say the important ones are not only the bad things, they’re both. So think about that.

It’s wonderful to see so many faces just shining. It’s wonderful. And it’s always delightful to see the homecoming that happens around the holidays, the opportunity to be with those who have come far in order that all, by coming together, can come further.

Many of you were at last night. I’m going to do something very, very odd right now, odder than usual. I would like for you to give the “putter-onners” of the event a bit of a report. I’m going to ask for just a few of you to say what you really enjoyed about last night. So who had something they really enjoyed, something that ought to be repeated, something that should regularly be a part? Crystal.

I just wanted to compliment everybody on the beautiful decorations. It was absolutely magical to walk in last evening, and so wonderful. It so contributed to the energy of the work, and the working of the evening.

S: Nice. That’s Jean’s team. Aye.

I loved the creation of the chain, and being able to hold the dreams we all have together, in a sense, all year.

S: Thank you. Steven.

And I especially loved watching the two groups of three create the chain. There was such unity, and it seemed like flawless teamwork.

S: Unity and . . . ?

Flawless teamwork.

S: Flawless teamwork because, of course, that is the point, isn’t it—the coming together; the teamwork? That’s nice. Aye.

The speaker.

S: Well, thank you very much, love! Marvelous speaker. Absolutely. Always. Bonnie.

I really have watched Heidi so many times pull all the ritual—for lack of a better word—rituals together, and I’m just amazed always to watch her. She does it so beautifully. And [she] even had the little tissues for wiping the hands for the anointers.

S: Surely one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a very long time. She standing there with what looks like a hand full of fabric or something. And she’s holding it in her hands, and I looked over at her thinking, “I did not ask for that.” She says, “It’s for their hands.” I could not stop laughing. That’s what your pants are for. Aye.

I guess because I spent so much time working with different groups of people that I’m not amazed, but . . . well, maybe I am, at the unity and the way it reflects in everything that happens on the final night. But I’m so appreciative to all those people who helped me in particular.

S: Aye. It works. David.

There was wonderful execution of the process. The circle moving the chairs. I know in past years it was like “Everybody’s got to move your chairs,” stand around, waiting for stuff. This was just seamless, flow[ing], went quick, easy. It was wonderful, wonderful.

S: Nice. Bit of a surprise for those who had carefully sat up front though, to get pushed back a bit.


I’ve watched everybody grow and change, and what I’ve seen is a growth into graceful elegance in everything, in the cooperation, in the movement, in the orchestration, in the decoration, in the food. Everything is just lovely to watch.

S: Nice.

I’d like to say how special it was to come to Lexington for the first time in so many years, and be here for New Year’s Eve. And coming feeling a little like a stranger, but never feeling that it was a strange place. So warm and so welcome. Thank you.

S: Nice. Nice. It’s about time. You ought to do it more often. Aye.

With what you did like, if you’re doing a review, you’ve also got to put out there something that would really be handy if it never happened again. Because you learn what to continue doing with what works well, but you never know how to change things for the better if you never hear anything except what went well.

Now, to help you with a request that is one of the most difficult that there is because you don’t like saying “this wasn’t good, that wasn’t good,” well, we’ll put a couple of things out. The first thing is, it’s absolutely known that this is an opinion, it’s a single perspective. You might be the only one who experienced it. It might be just a real odd sort of thing, but it might not. But we’ll keep going with it might just be an odd sort of thing. And it’s not “this is bad,” it’s “this did not have that grace” perhaps, “and sort of made it more difficult,” or “in the middle of it all, I was thinking there should be larger tables with more chairs,” or something like that. That’s what I want to hear. What thought comes to you for that? David, and then Jennifer.

Well, it’s sort of two things, and they’re all after . . . this is the reception afterwards. So late at night, I just personally think we don’t need so many desserts. Everything else was great, but just personally. The other thing on that, I also don’t think we need to serve wine. People bring their own and everything anyway. I’d rather see a pitcher of water on every table, if possible. It’s hard to get water. That’s all.

S: Good.

On David’s note, I missed the non-chocolate Bourbon Balls. And I noticed that Cindy had a hard time. She was eating out in the entryway, because this room was so dark. She could not see to find Harvey, and know how to get in and out and around everything. The chairs were so close together that it was hazardous for those of us who are sighted, and it was very difficult for her. And Harvey was her ride home.

S: And even if you are not legally unable to see, the older you get, the harder it is to see in the darkness.


It was really cold here, even for a meeting with you.

S: Well, that’s interesting. It’s possible that there are some hot and cold spots in the room then, and that some of that needs to be taken out. Because watching you last night, I know that there were some of you in particular sections that were running pretty warm, and that might be something to look into.

Any more there? Aye?

It would have been really helpful if we had an announcement that the food was starting back here. If there was, I totally missed it, and started walking in the other end and realized my mistake. I don’t remember specifically hearing that, and that would have been helpful.

There was.

Was there really?

S: But, clearly, it was not done in such a way that it got heard by everybody, and that’s the point. Maybe more people to do it next time. Maybe go around with a little whip, and start knocking on people’s head, saying, “Hey! Hey! Hey! This way! This way!”


In line with that, there were three of us who were . . . who had really great designated jobs to herd people towards the RC and through that door, but we weren’t in place when we heard the announcement that the food was ready. I would have appreciated . . . so [it was] “Run, run, run, dash, excuse me,” but I would have appreciated if we had been told first, in which case we could have helped take the people from the lobby, and that might have been just a bit [. . .]

S: Now, the reason that I wanted you to give those thoughts . . . well, it’s twofold, actually. One of them is the very obvious one, because you cannot give an event and open it to the family as a whole, and not listen to what the family needs. And yet, so often in life that’s exactly how people function. They’re doing all of this really nice stuff for you and you and you and you. They’re working really hard, and giving all they’ve got, so that you can have all of these things, and they’re not things you want anyway. Or maybe it’s their dream and goal, but not yours. And you run into that in life, so maybe it’s nice, now and again, to have the opportunity to be able to say to somebody who’s doing all this for you, “Cheers for that! And take a look at this.” And I would encourage you, because I have said that, to actually—Leadership, raise your hands—check out one of these hands, and if there’s a few more things you think it might be helpful to offer, please do. They’ll put it into the review that comes in through the meetings, and it will become a part of the file for the event, because it’s an event for you. And you should be able to have a say in that, if you would.

So, as long as in life there are situations in which a great plan is made to celebrate you without your input, as long as there are people in this world that, for whatever reason, you feel beholden to and must do it their way—do you know what I call that? No, that’s the tyranny of kindness. As long as you have eyes and a mouth, you should have ways to use them, ways that create a better box. As long as there is a time in your life in which it is helpful for you to not only learn how to say, “Oh, thank you so much,” but sometimes to be able to say with the same loving intent, “Whoops!” As long as you’re living in this world, it’s good to be able to be a part of the planning, a part of the ownership, a part of the celebration of you, in all of the different ways that shows up and is available. So I wanted to do that.

But there is another reason for all of that. Any thoughts? All of a sudden there are no thoughts in this room. Lakshmi.

For me, it marks a completion of looking at it and saying “Okay, this is what works, so it’s complete,” so you look at what can be different. So it gives way to new beginnings.

S: Good. Yes. Yes. Very, very important there.

I think it’s an act of unity to ask.

S: Excellent. Very good there.

When you ask people for their feedback, they tend to have more ownership in what’s happening.

S: Very good. Yes. Yes.

Because I wanted to start out by making a point, and that point is you are here, you are sitting in this room, you are listening to this tape, you are watching this video, you are here because there is a part of you that absolutely is family. That is a part of why, of why you’re in this world—you had a part in that decision—of why you are doing what you do, of why you are making the choices you are making, why you are not making the choices you are making.

You have input in one way or another in absolutely everything that goes on in your life. You are constantly looking at your choices and making decisions, and I do not want 2006 to be another year for you in which you are not aware of the choices, of the decisions that you’re making. So by starting you out with the awareness that you help shape this, even this event, that you might remember that you actually help shape every event in your life.

“Samuel, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! No, that’s not always true, because remember that thing free will. Free will means that now and again somebody else’s free will is going to cross over mine, and I’m going to be faced with something that I can do absolutely nothing about. And I certainly don’t shape that person’s decisions about what they’re going to be doing in their life, so that doesn’t fit.” Or does it?

There are times in your life in which the only thing you have will over—pay attention to how I used that—is your own self. Ultimately, the only thing you control is you. Sometimes that “you” controls what you choose to say. Sometimes it controls what you choose to think—getting better. Sometimes it controls what you choose to be in the world. And the more conscious you are, the more love-filled [way] you function, then the easier it is for you to be in control at the highest level. The harder it gets for you, the more involved you are in the more lower frequencies of it, the more shadow world you live in, then it’s a lot harder to control you in a positive way. It’s a lot harder to move beyond the outward version of a situation, making you unable to see what’s underneath, to trust the foundations, to see the best.

In fact, when you are looking at life from the outside in, all of the difficulties that you have are going to be issues that happen on the outside and not in. You’ll be saying such things as “Those lights are a real problem” . . . that’s not going to be a good one. How about, “This person dresses garishly. This person speaks in a tone that is really hard to hear. This person makes me mad,” because, of course, that’s looking on the outside. Some of you are very, very good at controlling your outside [so] that you focus on it so much you forget the inside. And the inside is really where the work starts. It’s really where love shows its power, because when you’re looking on the inside, it begins with what you’re thinking about, and it moves through—well, ultimately—to what you really are.

As a whole, in this world, everything that you do is governed by four aspects. That’s your Intent, and your Thought, the Words, the actions—the Deeds. When what rules your life are somebody else’s deeds, I can guarantee that your deeds are also ruling your life. That may not necessarily be a good thing.

When where your function is are the words, you’re somebody who can deal with all sorts of incredibly stupid behavior, but you have words that can push your buttons, I can guarantee that your communications do that same thing to others, that you’re functioning at the level of Word.

But when you move it to Thought, when you’re able to determine your course by the way that you are working your mind, [so] that your thoughts are not getting away from you, that you don’t have an elastic brain cell . . . I’ve got to say that one a bit better—that you don’t start thinking about what you can do today to make the world a better place, and pretty soon it’s stretched itself around the corner to what you’re going to have for dinner tonight. When you are able to control your mind, to have control of your thoughts, then you are working at the first level of where love begins its work in this world insofar as what you are able to do with it.

Now, of course, once your thoughts are functioning in love, then your words show up as a reflection of that. And as your words do, so your deeds show up as a reflection of that. But insofar as your function, the frequency level that you are working at, your love level shows up at Thought.

Intent becomes that layer where the mastery comes in. Intent is a function of mastery. To not only be able to have control of your thoughts, but to have actual control of your intent, honestly it’s a very long life lesson. And there are some who do not get it.

Intent. What does that mean? Intent is what? Before you answer, let me give you this very important hint: Intent does not have much at all to do with intend. “I intend to do this.” Intent is different. What is intent?


S: Focus is in there, yes it is.

It’s a seed, and from that seed is the stimulus that goes out, for the vision, and from that the other things start to follow to support it.

S: Intent is a seed, Lillibeth says, from which springs—and down the road, from which springs—the Thought, the Word and the Deed. And, yes, that’s true. It is the seed.

Along those lines, I think of it as a creative choice.

S: A creative choice, but it’s not a creative choice of your brain, and that’s important to remember. It’s a creative choice of your heart or your spirit.

Judy, is that your hand?

Yes. It’s a conscious awareness.

S: Yes, yes. Awareness. An awareness of consciousness, as well as a conscious awareness.

It’s the first step out of chaos.

S: Intent is the first stop outside of chaos. And at its best, it’s a step with chaos. Don’t forget that either.


Intent is the pattern-maker. It sets the pattern.

S: I like that. It creates the pattern. It’s the pattern-maker. Good. Yes.

Intent . . . is that Suzanne and Bobbi? All right. 

I’m thinking of two kinds of words. I’m thinking of Intent as desire—“I want to do something”—and so that’s the first part of my intent. I’m also thinking that it’s part of why I’m doing it, because I like how that action . . . I might want to perform or something, but the why of it is part of that intent,. whether I want to do it because I want to communicate my love for the music or because I want to be famous. That’s all in the intent.

S: Good. Yes, it is.

I guess what I’m thinking is not so much a word to describe it, but that maybe Intent is having an open heart, and then the Thought would be to think a loving thought, and then the Word would be to speak that, and then the Deed would be to do that.

S: Good. Nice.

Intent is, at its highest level, at the level that you know you should be using it, intent is spiritual instinct. And when you are functioning at Intent, then the automatic response is that of love.

Now, I want to talk a little bit about your coming year, because you’re going to be functioning through Deed or Word or Thought or Intent in everything that you do. You are a creator of your days, and your days make your months and your years. You are the creator of your days, and the only way that you can create your days to serve you is by creating your moments.

Now and again it’s good to remind you this is the part where you open up your head and let it just get poured in so that it’ll keep popping later at opportune times—well, I think they’re opportune times; you might not. Pour into your head that everything that you do is imprinted by two things: by what you are here to do and by how you have succeeded thus far.

Now, the one part is actually pretty nice-sounding, isn’t it—what you’re here to do—particularly because brain-wise it’s very easy to think, “I don’t really know what I’m here to do,” and so you can just put that one aside and not pay much attention to it, or you can just raise it up to a real nice friendly thought like “I’m here to love at all times, in all ways.” And, of course, that’s true; of course you are aren’t you? You can almost put aside the “what I’m here to do” if it weren’t for this really nagging little part of you that constantly reminds you that you’re here for a purpose. And maybe you don’t know what that purpose is, but you know—and you do—that you have a purpose here.

And, you see, that leads to the next thing—keep that head open, still pouring—those things that you experience in this life are designed to lead you to that purpose. Where you get impatient and fill in the blanks, [is] where you determine that it’s better to be led by others who are squeaky wheels and want it their way. And you’ll just back up and let it be so, to be led by inaction—I’m going to say that one one more time, just in case you missed it—to be led by your inaction, not having a goal, not having a plan, not putting forth those tools that you know work for you, not speaking out against suffering or injustice. And, of course, immediately you think on a national scale, and I’m not. I’m talking a personal scale. Choosing by way of inaction ensures that you don’t get to know what your purpose is, allowing you to create in your life a really nice plateau to live on. Not much change, but that’s okay, because change sort of makes you nervous and afraid. Not a whole lot of ups, but not a whole lot of downs, and if someone were to say “How’s life?” you’d say “Oh fine, thanks, and you?” Not a whole lot of friends; a lot of acquaintances though. You don’t have to be lonely if you don’t want to. Not a whole lot of opportunities to love, and certainly no truly deeply meaningful close relationships in your life, because, goodness knows, you don’t have the foggiest notion what anybody else wants in their life, because you‘ve spend all of your time focusing on yours. That happens a lot when you let inaction rule you.

I should say that one again, just to make it a little clearer. I’ll say it in a slightly different way in case hearing it that way makes it a little more “sensical.” When you spend your life without passion, then you do not draw passion into your life. And when the way that you are functioning in the world is staying safe, not going up against the flow. Picking your battles is one thing, but running from any battle ever, including your own battle for your own personality, is quite another.

Living your life in that way guarantees you have no passion. You might have somebody else’s passion for a while, because when you live that way you are a chameleon, and you have learned how to hide, you have learned how to be what is needed in this group, and be totally different [for] what is needed in this group, and what is different in that group, and you don’t know you’re changing masks every time because you believe them all. You believe that they are all not really you. You don’t know what you would be. You know that fire purifies, but you don’t want to get your feet hot, so you stay away from any situation that might cause you to shift the slightest bit out of your cozy life.

“Oh, wait a minute, Samuel! All right, I was starting to feel a little uncomfortable. I thought you were talking about me, but I know you’re not now, because I have lots of pain and suffering in my life. I have lots of situations, lots of passion about things that are not right in the world, and things that are not right in my own life, so you’re not talking about me after all, are you? Are you?” Yes, I am, because there’s a very big difference between—you’re not going to like this, so put on your seat belt right now, all right? Just say Samuel’s on a roll and he’s just . . . Because there’s a whole lot of difference between a four-year-old’s tantrum and passion. There’s a whole lot of difference between running from and growing from.

Passion is a function of love. And when you have stayed hidden for so long that you have forgotten how to shine, you’ve forgotten how to choose, you’ve forgotten how to win and lose, when you’ve forgotten how to gracefully not get what you wanted because you never risk not getting it, when you’ve forgotten how to make a friend because it’s been so long since you’ve tried, this isn’t passion, it’s not living.

And I need you to know that I do not encourage you to say “All right then, here’s what I’m going to do! I’m just going to stop being run over by everybody else, and I’m going to start asserting myself, and trying to find all that I’ve lost.” Well, what you’re doing there is you’re focusing on what’s not working, and that’s not going to do it either. That actually just shows up as one more version of a four-year-old’s tantrum, doesn’t it?

But if you’re willing to listen for just a few short more minutes, I’ll give you a couple of suggestions.

As to a few things that you might do to begin bringing back the passion, I said that there are several you could add fifteen minutes of every day, if you wish. Another thing that you could bring in is what Kay brought up. Kay, do you remember where it was?

In being creative, you can do two things at one time, and be creative to give from yourself by that creation to someone else, which will create ripple effects.

S: Lovely. And the awareness that it creates ripple effects pushes its frequency that much higher.

Take fifteen minutes to do something for someone else. That does so much for you. Not for yourself, not something you’re going to benefit from; something for somebody else. One of the things that that does for you is it makes you feel good. I’m going to make a startling statement—it’s only startling to those of you who have experienced depression, but here it is: Most depression can be headed off at the pass. Now, before I go too far there, I want you to understand that I’m talking early in the game. Most can be headed off at the pass with regular, consistent volunteering to work with others, and exercise. Oh, don’t you hate that part? Physical exercise on a regular basis, that which makes you sweat—now that’s talking of a particular level there: physical exercise changes your chemistry, and that’s a good thing. Doing for another activates the nature of your spirit, and that’s a good thing. Those two things when you start feeling yourself heading down, make this your week that every day you’re going to spend fifteen minutes doing something for someone else.

What are a few quick examples of things you can do for someone else? Kay mentioned making a card. It’s not only a creative activity, but it’s something in which you are going to give a lift, a boost, a love note to another person, and that’s always good for you. And it’s nice because it’s also good for them.

Mary Claire.

When I make soup for the Temple Team, I just love doing that.

S: That’s right.

And they enjoy it, and that makes me feel really good.

S: Making food for somebody. That’s very nice. How many in here would like it if somebody made food for you? Just in case you were wondering, there it is.


Write a note of appreciation to a co-worker thanking them for how they helped you.

S: Sure. Excellent.

What’s really nice, Samuel, is those . . . in the grocery line, letting someone go in front of you.

S: Good.

Letting someone go ahead and have that parking spot. Those always give me a good feeling. It seems to be appreciated.

S: You could wander around downtown Lexington—-I’m not sure that Lexington’s large enough for this—and look for somebody who’s confused, and say “Can I help you? Can I show you how to get from here to there?” Not big enough.

You can seek ways to—and insofar as The Guardianship Program, this is a requirement—you seek ways to anonymously give to another, because when you cannot put your ego into it, get credit from the other, that’s a very big boost to your internal self-worth when you do it anyway. That’s important to remember. Doing for another is one of those things—giving yourself a fifteen-minute period of that can be very, very helpful.

Journaling for fifteen minutes in the old expression of journaling. Take a subject—draw them out of a hat, if you wish—just come up with the first thing you heard on the news, and write that on the top of your paper, and for fifteen solid minutes write about that. And while you are writing about it, you are going to find yourself shifting gears, shifting gears perhaps to the point that you are actually hearing yourself giving yourself some really good advice, and out it comes.

You can help you in so many ways. It’s worth the effort. More.

That segues right into my question.

S: Lovely.

When you said that you can give your own self some advice, or you can give you . . . I’ve had some dreams that were life-changing epiphanies that, I mean, absolutely changed the way I was viewing myself and the world and all my relationships. Is this our connection—and I don’t want a yes-or-no answer from you—is this a connection to our Higher Self, our entity, our muses, our guides? Because sometimes it always feels very familiar to me, where I’m getting this information. Is that information coming from us, that when we have these life-changing epiphanies, these dreams that are so symbolic to us, or is there a way to connect to that energy more easily than have it just come along happenstance?

S: I thought you did not want a yes-or-no question.

[. . .]

S: That’s all right, I’ll go with it.


S: One of the most important functions of awareness that you can have happen to you in this life—one of the most important because it is the foundation of everything good that’s ever going to come out of your life—is the recognition that what you are is so much more than what you see, what you think, what you feel—I’m not going through the senses there, I meant those three forms for recognition: what you see; what you think; what you feel—to come to a point of awareness this is a very small piece of something so much greater. To recognize that can absolutely change your world tremendously. That small, simple—well, maybe not so simple—but very small awareness is what opens up the door for your Guardianship to function in this world. But when you are aware of that, as every one of you—most of you—act like you think you are, your . . . I’m looking for a good word, and I don’t think I’m going to come up with a particularly good one; when you are aware of your Guardianship, you open the doorway to higher functions of manifestation. The human response is to begin judging yourself by those manifestations, and that’s where you run into trouble. But once you’ve got that door open—that was gravy off [to] the side there—once you’ve got that door open, one of the things that’s going to be happening in your life is that you’re going to become aware of the input that the personality receives from—and here is where it starts—from other experiences this personality has had in the river of time, so to speak. Access to other personalities that are a part of the greater Entity that you are, of other entities that are a part of the greater Entity, the function line that you are a part of. The more awake you are, the more access you have to the perspectives of higher consciousness. Those perspectives are doorways, not journey in. End. Stop. So that you have a dream, this Kay self has a dream that is phenomenal, literally, and you come back from it totally aware that you have been learning, and you have been receiving, and it’s incredible, and you’re convinced that you were talking to God, not realizing that that would be you.

When you let yourself have a glimmer of what you truly are, when you let yourself work in a function of One Heart, One Mind, One Body, those two together show up as the awareness of your avataric function in the world.

And quickly let me throw this out as well: In some societies you would already be considered God. That throws people off when I say things like that, doesn’t it? In some societies in your world, right here, right now, maybe in your neighborhood, the sorts of things that you know and do, the way you manifest, maybe not consistently enough for your satisfaction, but the things you are capable of knowing, and doing, and saying, and being is exactly what a whole lot of people in this world consider the realm of holy. Now you don’t much want to see it that way, because you recognize that it comes with a certain responsibility, and you’re right it does. That’s why I try to hit you with it as often as I can.

Did I answer anywhere around that? Good.

More. Mona.

This isn’t about interpreting dreams. You said earlier that sometimes a dream can show you a pathway, or something you maybe should act on. How do you determine the difference between something that’s in your pathway that’s good information to act on, and something that you’re just processing through because you have a fear that you’ve focused on it?

S: Excellent. That’s the one I was hoping for. Good.

How do you know if the dream is giving you a doorway to walk through or it’s your own internal fears or beliefs showing you a scenario to be afraid of or back off from, or to slow down about? What might be another way to ask that question?

How do you filter your own stuff from the spirit that you are trying to communicate with you?

S: Good. Good. And how do you do that? David.

I would think getting in touch with the feelings around it.

S: Excellent. Give yourself a quick review. What is it I’m feeling about this? Now you’ve got to be careful. Your feelings should never be the determining factor in anything—really. They will fool you. They will lead you astray. They will keep you solidly when you should be flying. They will keep you flying when it’s time for solid. But they are a barometer.

And I’ve noticed that my dog has not been a barometer tonight. She’s in harness. Even I know what that means. She’s working. And that’s all right.

More than feelings, though, what else might you look at? Paula.

Review past experiences.

S: Good. Good. Excellent.

See what happened in the past that you can apply to what you’re seeing now.

S: Very good. Very good. And if you find that it was all a lot of real negative stuff, and you have attached to it a feeling of dread, that’s all right. You don’t have to do that. The Universe never knocks once. Never. If you did not get it the first time, you’ll see it again, coming around soon—maybe for years.


Or you can, if it’s come through a dream or you don’t know what it is, the next night or if you’ve woken up with that dream, is ask for more information about it.

S: Lovely. Yes, that’s also true. That’s very true, but I’m going to shift away from it. As a whole, it’s the very same for dreaming as it is for waking. It’s the very same. What is the information that I’m being given good for? That’s what you’re asking yourself. What’s it good for? And if what it’s good for is a higher function of love, a greater way to express joy, it’s not going to create havoc in your life, as it is right now—that’s important—it’s not going to throw you into a tailspin of “Samuel said that I must quit my job now!” Well, you can pretty well guarantee that that will never be accurate, because until you know where you’re going, you don’t leave where you are. Until you know what—careful there—it is that’s going to take care of you, don’t let go of what has been taking care of you. The Universe does not request you to stop functioning in this world in a way that allows you to live and be in a way that is good for you. The Universe will not ask you things that are not good. You will not get “Suzie, you should kill that person.” It doesn’t give it to you like that. So look at—“Suzie, don’t kill that person”—so look at the information that you have received as the way it fits into your world, it fits in with what you know. It should be a small step that will give you success, not a huge leap that risks it all. You might like working in that sort of drama, but the Universe, I assure you, does not find it effective. And that’s important.


I’ve been getting a lot of synchronicity lately.

S: No doubt.

But I’ve been unable to decode it. I’m wondering is there a particular way you decode synchronicity, or is it the usual, general response?

S: Actually the general rules about looking for a pattern, and what that then means to you and only you—don’t go look it up in the book and say, “Aha, this is a train, and a train means . . . ” It doesn’t work that way. That’s typical, but add to it, let yourself enjoy it. Don’t immediately run it into the brain and start dissecting it. Let yourself enjoy those synchronistic experiences because you let them fill you up, and before too long you’re realizing that they’re actually manifestations, they’re actually illuminations, they’re actually angels showing up in your life. Let yourself go with that one.

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S: Well, actually that would help. Truly, it would.


Samuel, sometimes I’ve dreamed of being with the Phoenix group, and I’m trying to discern when I’m actually in dream school, and then when I’m actually tapping into work that we’re doing outside of form. Can we have, like, classmates in our dream school?

S: Yes.

And when we do . . . . because sometimes I dream about rituals and things that we’re doing, and can that be manipulated like the way you were mentioning other dreams can?

S: All right, it depends here. That’s a very nice airy-fairy question, and it will be the last one. Will that work? Stuart has been saying [gesturing stop].

Dream school is very different from regular dreaming, and one of the differences is that you recognize that you are actually learning something, you are watching it. It’s a real dream with a start, a middle and an end, and you are watching it, and you are aware of what is going on. When you wake up from those dreams, you are aware of what you dreamed and, in fact, you see the way that it affects your life. You get the message that was a part of that dream seed left in you.

Now, in dream school, you always have those in this world that have made the same compact you have, and it is not at all unusual to see them in those dreams. In those dreams you are not very likely to come to a group of strangers, even if to this self they are. So realize that when you are in a meeting with thirty other people and you look around and you don’t know anyone there, you do. And you could give yourself the assignment to figure out what that connection is. All right.

What more do I need to add to that?

You’ve explained that one. What about we were doing rituals with other people?

S: Should you consciously manipulate something within the ritual? If you are having a dream school/real dream and it comes to you do this, do it. Do it. If it comes to you in that circumstance, do it. It’s the safest place for you to do it. Try to pay attention to the ripples. Of course, that’s high-level work in your life anytime, paying attention to the ripples. The stone that’s thrown into the pond that goes all the way out, edge to edge; throw another stone in, and the ripples cross over the ripples, and ultimately, that’s what life is all about. It’s nice when you’re the one throwing the stone, instead of the one caught in the middle of all of the ripples, and you know that this life is all about sometimes throwing the stone and sometimes treading water through the ripples.

You have, first, so much more to you than you usually even want to know. And putting yourself on a track in which you are exploring what that more of you is is most easily done by giving yourself small amounts of time through the day—that’s as opposed to twenty-four/seven, monk on the mountain—small amounts of time through a day in which you start learning [about] you, activating the parts that respond to love, creation manifestation force, that becomes creative activities, doing for others, and learning your own voice, which is when you’re sitting there, looking at that life force object, and you’re turning the chatter down, down, down, until you are aware of the chatter that is appropriate to that. That sounds like a pretty easy assignment; it’s not. It’s really good not to set yourself up to thinking that’s going to be an easy one, because it’s not.

Be aware of what you let yourself hear, of what you let yourself see, of what you let yourself do in this world. Do not purposefully put yourself into the midst of painful chaos. Seek balance. Balance. And that means, although I’m not speaking in a Zen sort of way, it means the balance of even good things, because you can get just as much off track by being absolutely, dramatically delighted with everything going on around you as you can by being absolutely, depressingly upset at everything that happens. Seek that place of balance.

You are in this world for a purpose, and that purpose has nothing to do with your parents getting together and making babies, although that was the doorway. You are in this world because you have chosen—and just in case you missed it, I’m going to say it again: You are in this world because you have chosen to be here at this powerful time of transformation, and what that means is the human [part of] you will be constantly in the process of transformation so that the doorway is open for the spiritual you to make use of that self.

Transformation is change, true, but it’s also magic, shape changing. This is a time in your life in which you are shape-changing, and that’s not sex, money, body-fat shape-changing I’m talking about. You are right now in the middle of one of the most incredible times your world has ever known. You are right here in the middle of seeing, without even trying, seeing the power of spirit force becoming vital in this world. You are seeing miracles, magical feats, regularly. And of course that’s scaring the daylights out of most of the world. Don’t let it scare you as well. You really are the hope and that’s what you came here to be. And this world needs that.

What are you doing that adds to the stockpile of good in this world? What are you doing to add to the side of hope? How much love have you given today?

Next time we are doing this it will be very interesting times. That’s a good thing. Make use of the things we’ve discussed this night. Put into your awareness a consciousness of that which is loving, that which is generous, giving, that which stimulates wholeness. Practicing those things can help your truest existence so that your truest existence does not frighten away the most obvious one. There, did you get all that? Your truest existence should not frighten away the most obvious one. This is the obvious one. Not just him, this stuff.

At the Retreat there is going to be an exercise, and that exercise is: every night before you go to bed speak out loud three to five things that you have been grateful for that day. Now, that changes you. [It’s] that simple. It puts you on the right footing, right there. You go to bed filled with gratitude, you are likely to have a profound effect on your night dreams that you see come forth in your day dreams. So for those of you who are frequency piggies, start now. Three to five [things]. It might be hard at first, I hope not, but before you know it, it’ll be hard to limit it. Three to five [things]; grateful[ness].

Glochanumora. Good, good work this night.