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The Black Swan,
by Geoffrey Hoppe
Shaumbra Predictions
for 2009
by Geoffrey Hoppe
Midsummer New Energy Conference 2009
Choosing For You,
by Jan Brouwer
Shaumbra Heartbeat,
by Jean Tinder
Shaumbra Speaks
Shaumbra Creations
A Hopi Elder Speaks
Unemployment Tips,
by Vicki Gratz
Shaumbra Institute Teacher Presented Classes
My Soul,
by Jean Tinder
Travels With Tobias

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Tobias’ Discovering Your Passion workshop is now available as a five audio-CD Personal Study Course. The channels were recorded in Denver, Colorado in June 2008 and have been put together in a comprehensive Personal Study Course complete with a Study Guide and text transcripts of the channels.

The Discovering Your Passion Personal Study Course allows Shaumbra around the world to hear the important and timely information from Tobias about passion in the comfort of their own home, on their own schedule. “What is my passion?” is one of the most frequently asked questions to Tobias. In this insightful course Tobias talks about what passion is, why it has changed, and how to bring passion back into your life.


Featuring Tobias, Adamus Saint-Germain, and a powerful intuition-expanding experience with Kuthumi lal Singh

Recorded in November 2008 in Athens, Greece

Intuition: Have you ever wondered what it is? Is it only for privileged few? Are women naturally more intuitive than men? How does it really work? Can it be learned, or enhanced?

In 'Expanding Your Intuition' Tobias will give you the background information to understand what intuition is and how it works. Kuthumi’s guided exercise will take you through the process of opening and expanding your intuition, and Adamus Saint-Germain will work with you for a fortnight to experience and use intuition in your life.

Expanding Your Intuition includes these audio presentations:

  • Tobias session – 55:23
  • Kuthumi session – 72:18
  • Adamus Saint-Germain session – 50:39
  • Questions & Answers – 50:44


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January 2009 Newsletter
Unemployment Tips for Shaumbra
       - by Vicki Gratz

On March 28, 2008 I declared myself unemployed. For 10 years I had been a television editor with High Noon Entertainment in the Denver, Colorado USA area. The television industry works off contracts. But my shows were expiring without renewal, and I knew that no more contracts would be forthcoming. For the next six months I went on a journey of exploration, and what I discovered might help those of you facing a similar situation.

My first and most important tip is BREATHE WITH NORMA! Her web site is www.newbreath.net. I ordered the Breath of Integration CD and listened to it a couple times a week. What this did for me can neither be described not measured, but it WAS priceless.

Money – Ah! The topic most spiritual people like to ignore. Well don’t! Know exactly where you stand financially at all times. Balance your checkbook. Make a household budget. Know when your bills are due and pay them on time. This is no time to increase your living expenses with late fees. How many credit cards do you have? What are the balances? What are the interest rates? How much is left on the cards? What are the consequences if you have to live off them? How much do you have in savings? (I don’t care what Tobias says, I like savings accounts. I EXPECT to have more than I need, and why shouldn’t I set it aside and let it grow?) If you have a retirement account, how much is in it and what are the consequences if you have to tap it? We shouldn’t let the financial system run our lives, but we should know what the rules are and how to use it to our benefit.

Government Benefits – Once again, know the rules and use the system to your benefit. If you qualify for unemployment, TAKE IT! I had a huge argument with Adamas about this one; but when I made this point he finally shut up – my employer has been paying into the unemployment system in my name for years. So that’s MY money and I’m going to take it. Additionally, I went to my local Work Force Center that provides counseling on resume writing, interviewing and job-hunting skills. I was able to qualify for a grant that sent me to a technical training school where I was able to work with graphics programs that enhanced my skills as a television professional.

Ask yourself the question, “Why have I created this for myself?” Then breathe and feel the answer. For me, I was bored and stagnant at High Noon. I spent my down time questioning whether or not I wanted to stay in television. And if not – what would I rather do. (More about this later.)

To spend, or not to spend? – Always know the consequences of your actions on your bottom line. That’s where your household budget will come in handy. If going to a workshop maxes out a credit card, or prevents you from paying the rent – that might not be a good idea. Here are two guidelines I used:
How big is the economic impact and can I live with the consequences?
Will this keep energy moving?

I chose to take money out of my savings to pay for six months of Network Chiropractic treatments because this helped me keep energy flowing. I cut out all my visits to restaurants and my beloved Starbucks – unless I was meeting a friend. For me, isolation was a big problem and I needed to get out and be with people, so that was worth the money. However, I looked for cheap lunch deals and replaced my usual latte with a small drip coffee. Making choices like this will HELP BUY YOU THE TIME you need to rest, think or create.

What next!!?? – Remember, it’s UP TO YOU to create your next adventure. So many of us get caught in the illusion that Spirit will do it for us. But YOU are Spirit. And your most powerful tool is Gnost. I think of Gnost as thought, feeling and intuition all mixed together in one big cookie. I needed my human mind to update my web site, re-write my resume and search job boards. But ultimately, my resolution came from Gnost.

Your own business vs. working for someone else – Tobias is encouraging us to start our own businesses. But entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. So become an INTRA-preneur. I am borrowing this idea from my terrific friend Jackie Meyer. She was separated from her full-time job, so she started a marketing consulting firm. She hated it! She would finish one consultation, then have to scramble around looking for her next client. She felt isolated working out of her home when she is a people person who values contact. “I want a job with a company!” she says. “Every time I’ve had a job I treated it as if it were my own business anyway and that’s how I made my decisions,” she says. “Besides, we’re Shambra, and how are we going to get the New Energy into the w
ork place if we’re not IN the work place?” Granted, some businesses are so rigid they would never allow this. But many companies would LOVE to have someone like Jackie, who will undoubtedly take a leadership role and innovate new ideas that will keep the company competitive in these strange economic times.

So how did my adventure in unemployment resolve? After considering a new profession in marketing or public relations I realized I didn’t want to sell things. In my heart, I am a storyteller and I want to continue telling stories. However I prefer to tell stories about people, and at High Noon I was telling stories about things like food and homes and tools. So Gnost kicked in.
I began my television career in my hometown of Dallas, Texas where I had worked with two guys named Tony and Kevin. I re-connected with Tony through Junior Hockey. My dear friend Betheny has a son who plays with Tony’s son. During one of the boys’ games, Tony was sitting in the stands with Betheny. He bemoaned the fact that he was so overwhelmed with clients that he was going to have to turn away business. Betheny said, “Why don’t you call Vicki?” Tony and Kevin have this amazing way of attracting television projects about people in very emotional situations – just what I was looking for. Plus, the technology in my industry has changed in such a way that I can do most of the work from my home in Denver. My puny human brain never could have devised such an elegant solution! Something this graceful could ONLY have come from Gnost. “But Vicki,” you might ask, “Why did you have to go through all of that?” I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! And here is why:

Re-writing my resume and re-working my web site gave me renewed appreciation for all that I am and all that I’ve accomplished.
• I took the time to understand who I am and what I want.
• Looking at the job boards exposed me to what is going on in American business in a way that I have never gotten just reading the paper or hiding in my little corner of the television industry. As spiritual people we may look down on corporate America, but there are some fascinating, innovative things going on out there.
• I now have tremendous compassion for all the people in our country who are looking their jobs, because I know how scary it can be.

I was delighted to see 2008 come to an end because it was very difficult. I look toward 2009 giddy with potential, because I used my time and money wisely to re-route a life that had become stale. Should you find yourself unemployed, I hope you are able to do the same.

Vicki Gratz is the producer of the monthly Crimson Circle webcast from Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado. She has been part of the Shaumbra family for nearly 10 years and lives in Arvada, Colorado.

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