SHAUMBRA MAGAZINE: How and when did you find Crimson Circle?
MARY BETH: In March 2009 I met a Shaumbra guy who was interested in me, and he asked me to listen to a Shoud. So, the first Shoud that I listened to was Tobias’ “It Doesn’t Matter” and I was completely angry! Which was awesome, because nothing had moved me for years. I felt the wisdom of it, but of course, as the human, I thought “How can nothing matter?!” Then, a week and a half later, I went to my first Shoud in Denver. I remember it vividly because I flew into a blizzard! I stayed with a local Shaumbra in Coal Creek Canyon, and it was so snowy that hardly anyone showed up at the Shoud that month. So, it was an interesting weekend for sure! I literally have never missed a Shoud since that day.
SM: And you got over being angry about Tobias’ message?
MARY BETH: I actually was thrilled that there was this feeling in me of something coming up. And then, when I went to the Shoud and met the people who were there, I absolutely knew “This is my family.” Actually, one of the first people I met was Sart. He knew that I was new, came and introduced himself, gave me a huge hug of course, and we were friends ever since.
SM: You were hired very recently as a part-time staff member. What do you do for Crimson Circle?
MARY BETH: I am the Communications Coordinator – I love that! – and social media is a big part of my job. I’m here to help expand the communication from the Crimson Circle – about events and products and podcasts and all the different things that get produced – out to the world so that people can find it, interact with it, and enjoy it. A friend of mine said that I’m a “network magician” and it’s a great title, because I’ve met thousands of Shaumbra over the years, from all over the world and I’m very good at keeping up with people and making sure that they’re still with us – if they want to be. If they don’t want to be, that’s okay too, but I really like to include people. I also can feel the new wave of humans moving from Awakening to Realization and they will benefit so much from our stories.
SM: What skills did you bring to the job?
MARY BETH: In addition to this, I am also a life coach/teacher and I have a master’s degree in counseling. I’ve always worked in the field of psychology and human personal development; focused on the transformative work of self-acceptance. For me, the internal work we’re doing in coming to our Embodied Realization is the next level for humanity. I feel like this is where we’re going – consciousness, expanding your consciousness, realizing that you’re realized – and it’s really taking all of the things that I’ve learned over the years, personally and professionally, and moving it into the next level. And, because I’ve spoken to thousands of clients over the years, I really have a lot of compassion for the new people coming into the Crimson Circle and the confusion that comes with what’s happening to them, not understanding so many things, and feeling like they’re all alone or there’s something wrong with them when actually it’s a natural process. Then you meet this group and realize “Oh, everything that you’ve gone through, other people are also going through and, in fact, it’s completely normal given that this is your last lifetime.” It’s all coming home, and it’s not easy, that’s for sure, but it definitely helps to have a group of people who “get it.” When you feel like you are seen and understood, it’s a tremendously comforting to a human being.
Since I love to communicate, I used to have a podcast on the old Awakening Zone called, “Living Masters” where I interviewed Keahakers. It was a great way for others to hear stories from the journey. Again, knowing that others were going through similar experiences resonated with people. It came to a point where 1,000 people every month listened or downloaded the podcast and I received lots of positive feedback. I taught SES for many years and I also consider myself a bit of technology geek.
SM: What are your favorite parts of the job so far?
MARY BETH: It’s only been three weeks but working for the Crimson Circle feels a little like trying to catch a speeding train! For me, the wonderful parts of the job are interacting with people, always. The staff is such a great team, everybody is just so welcoming and reaching out and able to help; and everything that gets coordinated, we’re all together with it. It just runs so smoothly. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before, actually.
So, that’s one part of it, and the other part of it is being able to come up with creative ideas. Again, I want to translate that welcoming feeling into the world of Shaumbra and the new people that are absolutely starting to find us, and I love that. I love being able to reach out and say something to someone or post something that makes somebody’s day. That’s just really, really fun to me.
SM: Is there anything about the job that you find challenging?
MARY BETH: It never stops! (laughs) I just realized I worked both Saturday and Sunday again, even though I wasn’t really meant to. There’s just stuff to do! And I actually don’t mind it, but today I was like, “Okay Mary Beth, take a few hours and just chill.” It just doesn’t stop, there’s so much work all the time. And it’s to be expected with so much happening in this Realization season. It’s fulfilling to do this work and I’m finding my flow with it.
SM: What do you feel passionate about?
MARY BETH: Personally, I feel passionate about life! Recently, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving overseas. So now I live in a little town just outside Amsterdam. And I know this is the most amazing time to be on the planet. It’s an absolute privilege to be here with all of these things converging. I can’t even wrap my mind around what is changing right now, and that just excites me like crazy – in addition to my own personal realization. Also, the fact that I can now feel the difference that our energies and our consciousness are making in the 3D world is just incredible. And, as more and more people become conscious and move into realization, many of the dreams that I felt over the years – why I’m here on the planet at this time – are starting to reawaken. Yeah, it’s all just very exciting and I kind of love it all!
Mary Beth can be contacted via email or through her website.