Over the years we’ve developed a lot of Shaumbra-isms based on the Tobias and Adamus channels. These short phrases could also be called maxims, adages or proverbs although they have much more meaning to Shaumbra than to others.

Stand Behind the Short Wall” is a classic example of a Shaumbra-ism. To an outsider it could sound like a punishment, like when a parent sends the child to stand in the corner for a little quiet time. (To this day I have an aversion to corners for that very reason.) But for Shaumbra, “Stand Behind the Short Wall” means to step back from the chaos of mass consciousness. You can observe humanity from behind the short wall (versus a really big wall) but you don’t need to get tangled in it. If memory serves me, Tobias first used this statement back in 2004 when someone asked who they should vote for in the U.S. presidential elections. Tobias suggested that they just stand behind the wall instead of voting, to observe what was going on rather than becoming part of the commotion.

Another favorite Shaumbra-ism is “Energy Seeks Resolution.” Try putting that on a t-shirt and seeing how people react: “Huh?” But to Shaumbra it has incredible meaning. Everything will eventually balance out, especially if you get out of the way. But it’s hard to see it that way if you’re a lightworker battling the dark forces. You would believe that war on darkness is the only thing keeping humanity from destroying itself. But Shaumbra understands that all energy comes to resolution, whether it is about old deep wounds, imbalances with abundance or the feminine/masculine energies.

Along the same lines, the phrase “The Master Allows Energy to Serve Them” holds a lot of meaning for Shaumbra but would probably fall on deaf ears and dull minds in the mainstream world. Most people work for energy as evidenced by jobs and how hard most people work just to get by. Adamus points out that energy comes from us and is here to serve us. As good as it sounds, many Shaumbra had a hard time with allowing this into their lives, but I’m starting to see more and more who actually are letting energy serve them. It’s a true sign of a Master.

Oh, and one more Shaumbra-ism before I move on to the point of this article: “It’s Not Mine.” Put that on a bumper sticker and most people will think you’re talking about your car, as in “It’s not my car, it belongs to my bank until the loan is paid off.” But Shaumbra knows it to mean that over 90% of the thoughts running through their mind are not really theirs. The thoughts come from the mass consciousness cloud, ancestors, teachers, religions, cultural hypnosis, etc. The hard part is determining what 10% of the thoughts are really yours, but that’s material for another article.

The latest Shaumbra-ism comes from the June Shoud, Wings Series #10. The simple phrase, “Change Your Chair” now takes on a whole new meaning in Shaumbra Land. I’ve seen quote-posters (memes) on social media, I’ve heard some Shaumbra suggest it to others, and Adamus even used it to make a beautiful point in the recent Keahak VII Finale.

In case you didn’t see the June Shoud yet, Adamus invited our beloved Edith up to the stage. The discussion centered around her use of social media to solicit donations. I’d seen her posts and hoped Adamus had not, and I secretly wished that he wouldn’t call her out. But alas, he had asked her to bring $100 to the meeting and he hadn’t forgotten the request. I give Edith credit for going up on stage – “No Good Can Come from This” was the bumper sticker that came to my mind at that moment. Once she was settled in next to Adamus on stage, his first comment was how he finally got her out of her regular chair, and a regular chair it was. Edith, like many who come to the CC studio for the Shouds, got into the habit of sitting in the same chair. She is usually the first non-staff person to arrive on the Saturday morning of the Shoud and immediately stakes out her chair – Section B, Row 2, Seat 1. She is known to snarl at newcomers who look like they might want to sit there, and even move their belongings if a newbie has the audacity to claim it first. Everyone else knows better: THAT is Edith’s chair. And now, Edith was on stage and Adamus was challenging her about it.

These are the moments that my very-human self does not like. Adamus is confronting Edith, Geoffrey is uncomfortable, and Edith is actually holding her ground with Adamus. Human Geoffrey is terrified that Edith is going to break down in tears at any moment. Adamus doesn’t give a rip because he’s a master at knowing how to bring the situation right to the edge without crossing over it. He also knows this isn’t just about Edith. It’s about the Edith in each and every one of us. It’s the part of us that longs for spiritual enlightenment but is not willing to make a few actual changes. Then Adamus comes in and blows it ALL up. “Spiritual enlightenment is a bunch of makyo” he throws out, before explaining that this is a human concept of perfection, and that what we are really longing for deep in our heart and dreams is to once again have an intimate, experiential relationship with the I Am. What we really desire, he knows, is a conscious state of awareness of the human (experience), Master (wisdom) and I Am (spirit). In that moment the human is deflated because it realizes the fallacy of its search for enlightenment, but at the same time it’s incredibly relieved at realizing that Realization is not the human’s responsibility. But back to Edith….. *

“Edith, change your chair,” Adamus says in his provocative manner.

“Why should I? I like that chair!” protests Edith.

“Do you want changes in your life Edith?” Adamus inquires.

“I want money,” she says, and Adamus rolls his eyes, but it’s a statement that actually gets to the core of many Shaumbra issues. “But I don’t see why I need to change my chair!” Edith is defiant but also exasperated.

“Do you want Realization, or do you want your regular chair, Edith?” Now we’re getting to the do-or-die moment of the encounter with our inner Edith.

“I don’t see what my chair has to do with anything!!” Edith was going to hold her ground, and her old chair. In the meantime, someone in the audience has actually removed her chair from the row. She looks over and sees it is gone. Her ship is sinking.

“Edith, your new chair is right here on stage, metaphorically speaking.”

“I don’t like this chair (the barstool on stage). It’s too high, and it’s hard to get into!”

“Sometimes you just have to change your chair in order for things to evolve. Sometimes you have to be willing to let go of old habits and patterns. Can you do that Edith?”

“I suppose, now that they took my old chair. But I liked that chair!”

Adamus lights up. “Yes, people say they want change, but the fact is they actually like their problems and issues, otherwise they wouldn’t still have them. They sit in the old chair complaining about life, but also not doing anything to change it, because they are actually very comfortable with their issues. Why? Because something in their misery is still serving them. The old chair is still more comfortable than a new chair.”

Edith went back to a different chair in the audience, rather unhappy that someone had removed her old chair. Adamus gave her back the $100 and added $100 of his own (actually of mine, you’re welcome, Edith), and moved on to his next topic. However, I’m sure the July Shoud will be packed and we’ll have one of the biggest online audiences in a while because….. everyone wants to know what chair Edith will choose.

At the Keahak VII Finale three weeks later, Adamus led a beautiful experience for the group. He had three tall chairs placed on the stage, then asked Keahakers to come up one at a time to sit in the far-left chair. The other two stools, he said, where occupied by the Master and the I Am. “It’s time to get out of your old chair, dear human, and take your rightful position in your new chair beside the Master and I Am, equal with each of them. You are the Experience to the Master’s Wisdom and the I Am’s Presence. No more sitting alone and small by yourself in the old chair of limitation.”

There wasn’t a dry eye in the studio or online. Yes, there’s a little Edith in all of us, but perhaps now is the time to Change Your Chair.

By the way, the real message of the Shoud was how we keep testing ourselves, and maybe it’s time to stop. But after the episode with Edith, I wonder if anyone remembered that part of the day…


*Not the actual dialogue between Adamus and Edith, but pretty darn close.