sample of recent postings on the Crimson Circle Message
Board from Shaumbra around the world:
a New Consciousness Teacher….
Geoff wrote in the last
newsletter that he wanted to hear our stories about
telling 4 people. Here is my story.
Though I have been practicing
and teaching [new consciousness] for about five years,
I have not been willing to talk about it with the other
parents or teachers at my kids' schools. During my divorce
5 years ago, my ex (a school psychologist) told everybody
that I was crazy, believing in psychics etc. and to
not let their kids come to my house. Quite a few moms
avoided me and I sure felt the sting.
Yesterday I was at a Girl
Scout beading event with my 9 year-old daughter. There
were four other moms helping. Two are psychologists,
one is a lawyer and the last is the Northwest Advertising
Director for "O" Magazine. Everyone was chatting
away, you can imagine what ten 9-year old girls sound
I "outed myself"
to one of the psychologists and while I was talking,
the room went silent and almost every head – parent
and child – turned to look at me. Amazingly, none
of this bothered me. The psychologist asked me if I
was psychic (not a word I use a lot, but I knew what
she meant) and I answered "yes" and gave examples
of psychic experiences. Later, I talked to the "O"
Magazine gal about the Eckart Tolle event, about being
a teacher like him, etc. The psychologist asked for
my card so she could check out my website.
Boy that felt good!
Stopping Me Now
I live in a very small
town, only 285 permanent residents, and was dreading
having to tell anyone. Amid all the drama and gossip
of a small town I have managed to stay very private
and out of the dramas. A group of us meet every Friday
morning at a coffee club before we start our day and
this Friday there were only two for coffee, so I decided
to tell them who I am. I did have to do a lot of breathing
before hand as my heart was pounding, my mouth was dry.
Tamara was my inspiration, her story allowed me to find
the courage within myself, so I thank you so very much
After telling the two,
there was no stopping me! My business partner was the
next person to find out who I am, and although none
of them asked me any questions. (I received "That's
great", "well done" and "congrats"
it truly does not matter. I even went one step further,
by placing who I am on facebook (Facebook.com) for all
to see. There is no stopping me now. This is shared
with much love
I and my sister, also
Shaumbra, were in Chinatown having dinner at a large,
round table. We were discussing Tibet and China, when
a young Chinese fellow sat at our table. After a bit,
he said that he had overheard us talking and wanted
to present the Chinese point of view, which he did.
I then jumped in and introduced
myself as a Higher Consciousness Teacher and presented
my views on what China has to offer the world and also
how, he, as a young engineer, was in a unique position
to contribute new thought and energy to the situation.
It really is quite liberating to be who you are, no
My name is Gael and I
live in the far north of Scotland where we often see
the beauty of the Northern Lights - like me they are
fleeting, unpredictable, and awesome, and they too have
to be experienced in person to really be appreciated.
However, I don't profess to being beautiful. Enough
about me though!
Yesterday I was researching
cults and secret societies (such as the Illuminati)
as part of a design I am working on for a garden (the
essence of the design is to incorporate symbolism, form
and colour to dispel any negative or harmful energies
in the vicinity of the garden).
As the day progressed
I became more and more caught up in the conspiracy theories
and tales of a New World Order and also came across
pages of information about terrible atrocities allegedly
commited in the name of these societies. I have Aspergers
Syndrome so I find anything that could be even slightly
harrowing or upsetting very, very difficult to read
and I often become extremely distressed. But rather
oddly, when reading about these ritualistic physical
and psychological abuses I did not feel distress, but
a sense of highly uncomfortable recognition, as if I
had had such experiences visited upon me.
I was very, very bewildered
by this, and dismayed that there could be potentially
so much calculated evil in the world so I sent out a
silent and very brief prayer for my eyes to be turned
back to the universal beauty.
And this is where Tobias comes in, I believe. I had
been creating some address labels that I wanted to save,
but in the middle of doing so I fell asleep and on waking
I found I had saved them as the filename 'borrowed lantern'.
What on earth, I thought! And then when online a little
later I came across the list that had been prepared
about aches and pains, strange sensations, odd sleeping
patterns, etc. It could have been written about me -
I was enthralled and spent ages looking around the rather
wonderful Crimson Circle site, and listening to the
April information; now I have not really been that struck
by the idea of channelling so I was very sceptical,
but it was sooo authentic and made such fabulous sense,
and resonated so well.
To me it felt as if I
had been looking through a crack of a door at what I
perceived to be a privileged, clever, and I have to
say rather cool group led by the most popular teacher
in school, only to be invited into the group and finding
myself immediately accepted and welcomed (a rare occurance
for an Aspie!).
So my points (at long
a) have I really stumbled across something that is so
very pertinent to me (and yes I know you will say that
I only I can know this, but I have to ask)?
b) was it easy to find you because I 'needed' something
as a foil for my unpleasant feelings earlier in the
c) is it normal to feel as if one has grown 'taller'
(I am 5'1"), and as if the cogs have started to
fall into the right places, and is this a temporary
thing or does it get even better?
Of course I know the answers
to these, but validation is often a very interesting
(albeit rather egotistical) experience, and I would
therefore be so keen to hear about other's discovery
But back to that lantern.
Today it made sense. From birth we are fed many words
and lines of wisdom but these are often presented in
a way that leave much to misinterpretation (I want never
gets, living in the moment, etc.). The one I have always
been told is that my body is a temple; perhaps it is,
but to me temples are made of stone and are solid and
it occured to me that my body is not just somewhere
to house my soul, but a place of grounding and retreat.
I am, and perhaps everyone, is however I believe more
akin to a lantern: carrying the light of our souls to
illuminate our path and to guide others. If we neglect
this lantern (which like our bodies, is not ours but
merely borrowed matter) we cannot see beyond the darkness
and we will be shunned by those who also seek the light.
With all love
and Answer Sessions
I listen to the Q&A
sessions (which are 1:00 AM in the morning on my side
of the world) glued to the computer with the hope of
hearing a question that reflects such current issues,
so you can imagine my frustration when I hear a question
on the Goddess of Vespa, which even Tobias almost refused
to answer. I asked other Shaumbra friends to see if
it was only me, or they were also frustrated and everyone
I talked to said they felt the same.
Note: please don't misunderstand,
I am infinitely grateful to all the amazing work you
are doing at the CC, but this is one issue of Q&A
questions selection has been really frustrating and
I thought you should know how some of us feel out here.
Note: We receive about 50 – 100 questions
each month. The Q&A questions are selected at random,
although we occasionally remove a totally irrelevant
question or one that personally identifies someone.
What you experience during the Q&A sessions is therefore
a good cross section of questions that are submitted.
Regarding the actual answers to questions, Geoff states
that he just “channels them as he hears them.”
For whatever reason, Tobias didn’t want to go
into detail about the goddess Vespa. Linda also adds
that the specific questions are not nearly as important
as the answers and that Tobias can bring out important
information even with the silliest questions!
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