The Ascension Series
Lesson Three: "The Darkness Within Seeks Release"

Presented at the Crimson Circle
October 13, 2001

And so it is, dear friends, that we gather together with you in the sacred circle on this day. Indeed, as your song said, we are old friends. (Tobias is referring to the Simon and Garfunkle song, "Old Friends," that was played immediately prior to the channel.) All of us, and all of you, go back so long ago.

Our journey together began at the "Wall of Fire." Our journey has taken us many, many places, through dimensions that we could not possibly describe on this day. Our journey together as friends, as angels, as gods has taken us into the very creation of this universe. Our journeys together as friends brought us to the point of the creation of the Order of the Arc. You, and I, Tobias, were there together when that structure, that organization, was created. We watched how energies that were in duality, that were at an impasse, and at times even battling each other… we watched as those energies were collected together for the good of all, and this created the Order of the Arc, the archangels.

Everyone of you can claim that you are part of this group. It is you, old friends, who moved from this time of the Order of the Arc and came to Earth, You took on human form and then experienced many, many lessons. We were old friends, you and I, in the days of Alt. We were old friends together in the times that followed. We were old friends in the creation of the new Earth, the new world.

(pausing) I get emotional at times of visiting with my old friends, each of you. It has been so long since I have walked with you in human form. I chose to remain here, on the other side in non-physical form, so that I could be with you in a different way. I am here with the archangels, and with all of the others who are guiding you and being with you and loving you on your journey. We know your journey is difficult at times, but has such an impact on All That Is. It has such an impact on God, on Spirit.

There is nothing but love for what you are doing in your lives. There should not be one of you that thinks otherwise. You are on a blessed journey. We know at times you feel you have taken the wrong turn or done the wrong thing, but old friends, dear friends, do not look at it that way. Do not look at with judgment or thinking that you did something wrong. It was not. You were just going to different levels of trying to understand how things work.

Today, as we go into Lesson Three of the Ascension Series, we will talk about why there is darkness at times. We will talk about what it represents and what it means. But, as we are speaking of these things, remember to look within. Look within.

As Cauldre (Geoffrey Hoppe) mentioned before he sat down, if you are taken out today, if you go into the "zone," allow this to happen because there is much other energy coming in, much other energy.

Now, we have to stop at times. We smile. We are overwhelmed with emotion. As we say, you are old friends. We know you so well. We have seen the changes that you have gone through in these past four weeks and four days of time (since September 11, 2001). We have seen how you have gone to some of the very deep, fearful places within your being. We have seen how this fear has come up, how the confusion and the potential for great imbalance has come in. And we have seen Shaumbra – you – respond in the most loving, in the most hopeful, and in the most joyful way.

As we look at you today, we see a few extra lines on your physical face, a few more gray hairs that were not there when we got together last! We know it is difficult. We know indeed that you have been wondering what you can do, how you can be of service, how you can bring the light out from you at this time. We know so many of you have felt helpless, that there was little you could do. Many of you have felt fearful, not knowing how to handle these emotions within.

We, of course, have been here in this space now for many hours. And we heard the talk earlier. And indeed we confirm for each of you at your heart level… we confirm for Cauldre, for he often wanders… we confirm that it is time, dear friends, to be in service. It is time to step forward to do what you came here to do in this lifetime, as lightworkers and Shaumbra.

You have worked many, many lifetimes on developing and refining talents, capabilities, and knowledges. You have spent your lifetimes since the times of Yeshua working on specific areas of expertise. You have devoted lifetime after lifetime to studying the inner energies and the outer energies in order to be here on Earth at this time – at this appropriate time – to let those come forward. You have studied for thousands of years and many, many lifetimes. Each of you studied something unique and different, something personal. In those lifetimes, if you remember now energetically, there were always the angels around you, helping with this studying.

In between lifetimes you would also study these same capabilities and talents. You would study them from the perspective of the other side of the veil. Then you would go back to Earth for another lifetime. It was not so much about karma, as you would like to believe. You came back to study how to use these new methods of energy balancing and adjusting.

Each of you have been studying certain areas related to energy movement and transmutation. Some have been working on new ways of sending vibrations through music and tones. Others have been studying ways to open a heart that is closed. Yet others have been working on the energetic qualities of money. These are but a few examples of the types of things you have been researching in past lives and between lives.

These past lifetimes, especially since the days of Yeshua, have been about testing and refining these methods. Each of you, without exception, has been working on a specific area. There is no doubt in our minds. We wish there wasn't in yours!

And now, we look at you. We see that indeed you are ready! We see you are ready to answer the knocking at your front door. But you are not quite so sure how it will be brought there or what you will do once it arrives! This is part of the reason for the Ascension Series. We will delve into much of that.

Since the very start, when Cauldre allowed us to communicate through him, we have been talking about the changes of Earth. It is here, dear old friends. It is here. The changes will come to the forefront now, and there will be many, many changes in the next several years of your time. It will intensify. It will get more difficult for the outside world, but not necessarily for you. Things will be more unbalanced than before. It will be more unbalanced than before, because as was discussed earlier on this day, the ascension process that is taking place. You are leaving the old energy. You are going beyond. There is a natural resistance to this. And as you make more progress, this resistance will intensify.

Now, we will speak today of many things, but we want you to understand some of the terminology. We are limited, in a sense, by your human languages. We want you to understand first that there is a difference between "void" and "creation." There is a difference also between "light" and "dark." When you left home, to create the Second Creation, you went into the void. This was not dark. This was not evil. It was nothing. It was so "nothing" that not even darkness existed. You went into void, into consciousness that had never been gone into before, in order to create something new out of nothing.

There are some interesting physics involved here. How do you create something out of nothing? That is what your whole journey has been about. The void is not dark. It is not bad or evil. It is the void. By its very nature of being nothing, when a force is applied within it, there will also be a resistance to it. This is duality at the spiritual physics level. When you go into nothing and interject an element into it, there will be an opposing force. This does not make that opposing force bad or wrong. It simply is.

Now, today we will speak of darkness. Understand that this is not a bad thing. We are not placing judgment on it, but it is a type of opposing force that is part of the natural spiritual physics. When a group energy decides to move forward, there is a natural response for another group to go backwards.

Now, we have been asked if there are dark forces on our side of the veil. It is an interesting question, difficult to answer in human words, but we will attempt to define this. We do not look at it with the type of judgment that you do. But there are entities and even groups or families on our side of the veil that are also resisting change. They are very comfortable with the power that they have. They do not want to lose that power. They fear they will lose their identity if they give up any of their power, so they tend to become isolated. They tend to cluster together in packs. They tend to go off on their own. They like to establish their own energetic empires. Now, these same beings at times get tired of being with themselves, so they go out and try to take energy from others. They try to steal energy.

On our side of the veil, there are levels that are not affected by the dark. For instance, at the vibrational level of Yeshua. When these levels are attacked, it simply passes through them. It is like water flowing in a river. It flows in. It flows out. At levels on our side of the veil, the attacks by the dark have no effect at all. There are those here who are in such a place of balance and harmony that they cannot be affected by the others.

The darkness tends to feed on lower vibration areas. They tend to try to take energy from entities that have an imbalance. This can create wars and conflict – yes, even on our side of the veil. We tend to – how to say – we use a word here to be funny, not to be judgmental… these are the "bottom feeders." (audience laughter) They like to literally hang around at the levels closer to Earth, not in human form but in energetic form. This is what you call the "fourth dimension." This is somewhat of an imbalanced and confused state. We do not like defining dimensions so much, but this is a term you are familiar with. So, these bottom feeders on our side of the veil will tend to hang out in these areas.

These bottom feeders try to use their energies to affect humans on Earth. They look for imbalance. They look for low vibration. Indeed, if there is a human with a great imbalance of the male-female, the bottom feeders will be drawn to that. They will be drawn to this imbalanced person. And yes, in a way, they can influence humans. They cannot make a person do something, and it is nearly impossible for them to "take over" a person, even an imbalanced person. But they can influence the thoughts of an imbalanced human, to a degree.

So, the darkness on this side of the veil is much like the darkness on Earth. For instance, when a tree is imbalanced, the insects will come in to help clear the imbalance. When a part of your being that is imbalanced, it will go into disease. It is part of the natural clearing process. Energetic imbalance will attract energies that help clear it.

Dear friends, old friends, we love you so dearly! You are beginning to recognize who you are and why you are here. You are now beginning to own your divinity. You stand so much prouder today than even six weeks ago (at the September 1, 2001 Crimson Circle gathering). You stand so much prouder, especially now than four weeks and four days ago (since September 11, 2001). You have learned much. We know it has been difficult. And you know we have been around. You know that we have been as close to you as ever, because you have opened your heart, and you have allowed us to be close. We know you have been breathing in and balancing your own divinity during this time.

Now, there are many who come in as our visitors today. We are being asked to caution you. This might be somewhat difficult for some of you to handle, but there is a reason for these guests. See it through with us.

The first guest had an appointment to be here on September 1, the date of our last meeting with you, but we asked him to delay. He is the one you know as Archangel Raphael. Raphael now enters the space you are in, radiant and beaming, sending his energy out to each of you. His energy should feel familiar to you. Raphael walks with you, particularly in the difficult parts of your journey. He has been walking with you lately. We jokingly refer to Raphael as the Archangel of Fear. Raphael is one who works with you to transmute the energies of darkness and fear. He walks with you during the most difficult of times. Raphael helps you transmute energies that are difficult or uncomfortable.

Raphael makes his presence known, and thanks you for opening your heart to him. We have waited for quite some time to bring Raphael in. We introduced him to a group in your place called Reno (August 26, 2001) when we discussed the issues of fear. He was scheduled to visit with this group five days later (at the September 1 Crimson Circle), but we changed that. He comes in now at this time.

Raphael stands strong and noble. Indeed, he is an old friend. You asked him to be on the other side of the veil to you connect with when you became a human. You can connect with Raphael at any time to help transmute fear, to help transmute darkness. Raphael makes his presence known throughout this entire room, spreading his energy, letting you know he is here.

The next guest we have invited in on this day … you may not like so much. We bring in a new visitor who will sit at your feet, and who will perhaps be all over you during our discussion. There is one of these visitors for each of you. This is a snake, who represents your own fears and your own darkness. This snake slithers in on the floor to coil up next to you during the remainder of our time here together.

This snake represents your own darknesses, your own fears. Remember that first, the energy of Rafael filled this room. We know there are a few who are somewhat uncomfortable and are now asking, "Oh, Tobias, we thought you were our old friend! And now you bring snakes in to sit by us! What type of meeting is this?" (audience laughter)

We ask you to feel the energy of this snake. It is your fears. It is the outer manifestation of your fears. It is also a swirling, rising potential of energy that sits at your feet at all times, metaphorically. The snake is depicted in the DNA. It is your kundalini, a rising energy potential, but one that holds much fear.

There is also… (pause) Cauldre interrupts us to say, it was appropriate to invite you to go out into the "zone," but he is not so sure it is appropriate to snore! (This is referring to a member of the audience who dozed off. This comment created brief audience laughter and Tobias chuckling.) We will continue. Cauldre finds himself most amusing, and we try not to laugh, but there are times when even he can be funny. (More audience laughter.)

Now, we will continue with the visitors on this day. There is an energy that enters this room now, at our invitation and for a reason. It is an energy may be difficult for you to handle. The energy that comes in now is of three who you would call of Middle Eastern descent who were terrorists, They are the ones who were part of this plan and this plot, who were on these airplanes that caused these horrific events of September 11. There are three that asked us to be here on this day. After much consideration, we have allowed them to be in the energy of this place. They are the ones who planned for murder. They are the ones who held firmly to their beliefs. They meticulously plotted and planned the intentional demise of fellow humans.

Their energy enters the room. And we remind all of you that first, the energy of Raphael came here and was planted and established. These three who come today are not doing so well. They are not doing well. They thought when they crossed over Allah would be there to greet them, and to have ceremony, and tell them how they have defended the kingdom of Allah.

But instead, these three felt the suffering, the mass suffering and the pain and the agony. They stood in the tunnel of nearly 6000 who crossed over on that day. They watched each one as they came through. They felt the confusion and the imbalance and the anger and the sorrow. And when they thought it was done, when some 6000 humans came through, and they felt that horrible energy, then they felt the energy of the families and friends in the prayers that came through afterwards. They felt the grieving and the sadness and the tears.

Then they felt something that has changed them. They felt your loving thoughts and feelings, and of all the other humans on Earth rise up. They felt the hope. They thought – and their co-conspirators to this day still think – that their actions would have torn at and ruined the fabric of the new energy, of the new Earth, of the new way. They thought the toppling of several buildings would start a chain of events that would go so deep that it would topple all of those things that have risen up within humanity in these past years. They thought this would start clashes and demonstrations and riots in the streets. What they saw was empowered, divine and loving humans caring about each other, looking to immediately rebuild something that had been torn apart. They saw humans who were grieving, but humans that more importantly were hoping.

And this has changed the three that come here today. None of them who are here -– they are standing on the stage, if you would like to look to the right of me – none of them here expected what would happen. It has changed them profoundly, for they saw a new truth. They saw the power of hope and love. They have seen how quickly the fabric of the new energy is being woven. They are still in deep sorrow for what they have done, for they understand, when they came to an awakening quite recently, that there was another way to do this. It did not have to be done through violence and killing and righteousness. There is another way to handle the changes. There is another way to handle the imbalance.

The ones who stand here today do not ask for forgiveness, for they know this is not appropriate. They do not come here to ask this. What each one of them asks for – this is plain and direct – what they ask for is simple. They ask nothing for themselves. They know there will have to be much transmuting and processing within their beings. But they come here today, and when they told us what their cause was, that is why we opened the door for them to let them in. They come here today to ask each of you to continue your work. We have asked you time and time again to continue. The world needs teachers of divinity at this time. They come here today to ask in a way stronger than I, Tobias, could ever ask.

They ask you to continue. They have seen the effects of what love and hope and truth can do. They ask nothing from you, other than to continue with what you are doing. If there was ever a statement that would give credibility to all that you have been doing in this lifetime, and even the others, it is the three that stand here. We ask you to hold the energy of this moment, if you should ever doubt the work that you do.

They know, these three, that they have much clearing and cleansing to do. They know it will be a difficult road and a difficult journey. They know that Raphael will be there with them on their long and difficult journey. You do not need to send them healing or love. You do not need to feel sorrow or anger. You just need to understand the effect of what you are doing. Four weeks and four days ago, they saw the effects of enlightened humans all over the world. They clearly thought, from their perspective, that this would be the domino effect, that it would break down things. Do you know that they felt so strongly about this that their second level plans were almost nonexistent?

Now, we are here to tell you that there will be much work for you to do. We are not asking you to pick up any specific belief system or philosophy. We are not asking you to read any specific books or do any ceremony. As you know, we are not so much in favor of these things! We are asking you to go within, for the answers lie within. We are not asking you to teach this work of the Crimson Circle, lesson by lesson. We are asking you to embrace the essence of it and to help bring it forth. We are asking you to be there when the knock comes at your door and to begin your work.

The three that come in today are asking you the same thing. The three that are here today, just maybe, just maybe, may be the ones in a new physical body who come knocking at your door. You will be an old and wise and sage teacher. You will perhaps recognize their energy from this day, perhaps it will be 20 or 30 or 40 years in the future, but they may come knocking, saying, "I don't know what it is about you, but I see a light. I see a balance. I see a joy. Help me to understand."

Now, before we continue with the lesson of this day, dear friends, we ask Cauldre to be in pause for a moment. We ask you to breathe in your own divinity. Find a relaxing position to breathe in your divinity. We will return after a brief pause.


As we look at your energies, we see it as so much different. Some of you may not feel the same connection with us that they have had in the past. We ask you to go several levels above from where you used to go. You have changed; therefore, you will find us in a slightly different vibration.

Now, we would like to begin this lesson with a short story. It is the story of four Shaumbra who are walking down the road of ascension. They were walking down Enlightenment Parkway. (audience laughter) They were walking down this road that seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere. They were enjoying the beautiful sun on this day. In this group of four humans, there were two men and two women. They were not saying many words to each other. They were simply enjoying the day. They knew, much as you know, there are some beautiful days on this Enlightenment Parkway, and there are some days when it is cold and windy and raining. There are days when you can hardly find the road, much less walk it!

So, the four Lightworkers were walking along, somewhat carefree, their heads in the clouds, partly out of their bodies, which is a tendency for many of Shaumbra! (audience laughter) Suddenly, a snake crawled up from the brush, onto the road, and stopped directly in front of the fourth human, a woman one who was at the back of the group. The snake slithered up to her and cut her off her path.

Now, as you know, Shaumbra, in particular, have a fear of snakes. There is a good reason for this.

The snake coiled its body, reared its head and directed energies of fear straight through its eyes directly into hers. This broke down everything she had ever learned or studied. It broke her down for a moment. She shrieked, and she went running back at amazing speed, back to the village where they came from that morning. She left so quickly that the others in the group could not even catch her and settle her down. She was filled with so much fear! She was so deeply terrified by this snake that she forgot every tool she had ever learned.

The snake was very pleased with his activities and his power, for he did not even need to exert himself. He scared away this human. Be gone with her! He instantly slid back into the underbrush, out of sight, out of the way of the other three Shaumbra who remained. They were confused. They did not know what to do. They were sad that one of their own had run back to the village, and would probably not resume her path on this road to ascension for quite some time. They discussed it briefly, and decided to continue on their path. They gave thanks and blessings that at least no one was harmed.

The three remaining Shaumbra continued on the path, enjoying the day, when once again a snake appeared from the underbrush. It came darting onto the road, in direct contact with one of the males. It coiled up his head and opened his mouth to expose his pointed teeth. The lightworker said, "I will kill you. You make me angry! You chased away one of the others. I'm going to kill you once and for all!" He pulled the knife out of the sheath, held his arm back, and was about to strike a blow, when the snake coiled, released, and bit him in the leg. He died instantly. The anger had arisen within him. He was going to save and protect the others. He was going to kill the snake, but the snake was much more cunning. The snake was much faster. The snake caught him off guard and killed him. The snake quickly escaped back into the underbrush, out of sight of the other two Shaumbra.

The two remaining Shaumbra buried their friend. They did ceremony. They wept. Then they decided to continue on the road, two Shaumbra, one man and one woman. They continued walking and enjoying the day, but now it weighed heavy on them – the events of one Shaumbra who had been scared silly and ran back to the village and the other who had come to what seemed to be an untimely death. They continued walking, and as you already know, the snake once again came from the underbrush, slithered onto the road, and put itself directly in the way of the one woman who remained.

The one woman Lightworker who remained decided to use a different tact this time. Instead of trying to kill the snake, she would talk the snake through its fears and angers. She knelt down, just out of reach of the snake. She said, "Oh, dear snake, you must have had a difficult childhood! (lots of audience laughter) Dear snake, I raise my hands now, not to attack you, but I will send you energy, and I will send you love, and I will heal you and all of the wounds from your very disturbing childhood. Oh, dear snake, I imagine that your father beat you, and that is why you are so angry. (audience laughter) And dear snake, I will sing you a lullaby to make you feel better, to nurture your inner snake." (more audience laughter)

Now, the snake coiled back and had an interesting look on his face, a look that was quite puzzled. Here was a human that was not displaying anger. Here was a human that was trying to change him. Here was a human who was trying to process him. (more audience laughter) The snake looked at her, and a big smile came across his face. And the woman Shaumbra thought, "I am connecting with him, heart-to-heart. Look. He is smiling." Suddenly the snake leapt forward and bit her. She died instantly. (some audience laughter) And the snake retreated back into the underbrush, laughing and laughing and laughing to himself. "Here was a human, trying to change the world and to change me. She was the easiest of all my targets!"

Now, the one remaining Shaumbra is one who we will call Samuel. Now, Samuel buried this lightworker, this former healer. Samuel buried her. And he was quite concerned now. He wondered about this road of ascension, Enlightenment Parkway. This was not such a good thing, for now one of his kind had been chased away in fear and two had been killed. He sat and thought for quite awhile about whether to continue on the path. Finally, he said, "It is so deep within my being and deep within my soul that I must continue."

He continued walking, somewhat more carefully and more cautious than he had before, but he continued walking. And as you already know, after a short period of time, the snake crawled up from the underbrush once again, now feeling more invigorated and more powerful for having chased off three in one way or the other. The snake came directly in the path of Samuel. The snake said, "I will allow you to go no further on the path. Like the others who you used to walk with, I will kill you now."

Now, Samuel was much like each one of you here. Samuel had been so diligent in integrating his inner divinity, in his search for his True Self and staying in his sweet spot. Samuel remembered a few things he had learned, even in this terrifying moment. Samuel looked the snake eye-to-eye, who was coiled and ready to bite. The snake was empowered with the blood of a human dripping from his mouth. He was so delighted with himself.

At that moment Samuel said to himself, "I must take ownership of my divinity. It is not about me anymore. I have been told that. I must take ownership and be in a place of balance. I must breathe in – rather quickly here now. (brief laughter) I must breathe in my divinity, for this is what I have learned to be true."

Unbeknownst to either Samuel or the snake, an eagle had been circling overhead, watching the series of events. At the moment Samuel took in the breath, the eagle swooped down, grabbed the snake with its strong and sturdy claws, flew up hundreds and hundreds of feet into the air, did circles and spins with the snake screaming and slithering its claws. Then the eagle dropped the snake to his death on the ground.

Samuel breathed again, but this time, it was with relief. He continued walking on his path, and thought about the events of this very strange day. He contemplated all that had happened. He thought about the eagle, who had truly been there all of the time, waiting for the appropriate moment to come forth, waiting for the appropriate moment for Samuel to be in his balance and his divinity.

Samuel continued walking on the path of enlightenment, when suddenly another snake appeared. It was a relative of the snake who was killed. This new snake was very, very angry. This new snake darted from the underbrush and stopped directly in front of Samuel. It was almost twice as long as the first snake. It coiled in front of him, and said, "I will surely kill you now, for you have killed my own relative. I will have revenge. I must, for that is the way of our snake god. We revenge all who do us harm."

Now, Samuel had been thinking quite a bit along his walk, ever since the first snake was killed. He knew it was a blessed and sacred moment when the eagle came down. He also knew that it was a divine act, and he knew there was more to be learned from all of this. So while he was walking along down the road, thinking, he came asked questions of himself. "What is it that I should know about the events of the snake? What is it that I should do if this ever would happen again to me?" He listened within for the answers to his questions. He knew that the answers always come from within.

Samuel knew that he couldn’t just close his eyes and wish that the eagle would swoop down once again. He knew it was time to truly take ownership of his divinity. He looked the snake in the eye and said, "Dear snake, what is it you seek? Why are you in my path?" The snake was shocked! No human had ever asked this question. Humans had acted in fear or anger or sometimes stupidity, but they had never displayed this kind of wisdom. They had never asked, "Why are you here in my path? What is that you have for me?"

To his questions, the snake responded, "Dear Samuel, I am you. I am no different from you. I am not some external reptile. I am your darkness, and I come here today to stand in your path because you, Samuel, do not like change. You, Samuel, have issues that need addressing. I am here as a messenger to help you bring your issues to the surface." Samuel thought for a moment and then asked the snake, "But if it is so simple, if it is so simple, then why did the first snake kill and scare the other humans? Why couldn’t you just come to us and explain why you are here?"

And the snake shook what little head it had (audience laughter) and said, "That is not the way the energy works. It is only when we are asked, only when you have enough curiosity, only when you open the door by asking the questions, can we then answer. We do not want to be changed. We do not want to be attacked. But when a human comes to us – the snake that is within – and asks, then we must tell. We must share."

So Samuel now understood his own power, his own balance, and he understood why the snake had been sent there in the first place. They talked for many, many, many hours. Samuel learned much through this experience about himself. He saw the darkness and the fears that were within him, expressed through the snake. When they were done, Samuel said to the snake, "I still do not like you. I still do not like when you show up on my path. I still do not like what you represent. But, now I know that you come bearing a gift. Now I know there is a reason for your being, and now I know how to address you and what to do."

Samuel continued on his path. There was an occasional but rare snake that attempted to stop him. He understood it was just a test of his own being to see if he was still staying in his balance. But now, each time a snake appeared before Samuel, he would smile, and he would say, "Why are you here? What is it that I should know? Why are you here? What is it that you want?"


Dear friends, this story has many energetic elements to it. There are many metaphors and symbols contained in these words. It would be a good thing to review this from time to time.

It is to know that the darkness within you seeks release. Lesson Three of the Ascension Series – the darkness within you seeks release. The darkness is the snake that sits at your feet right now. It is the snake from the story of Samuel. The darkness within seeks release.

As you move into your new ascension status, there are still issues. There are still the imbalances. They will appear, but understand, as Samuel came to understand, that the darkness, at its core level, are issues and energies within you that seek release. That is all.

If you hold an imbalance of fear within you, the darkness will cause you to go scampering back to the village where you came from. If you hold fears and you allow them to let you forget everything you’ve learned, to shake you to the core, you will run backwards to the village, back to your security. This snake of fear and darkness that scared you away did not get what he came for. He was trying to scare you, but in reality he was really looking to be addressed.

The darkness seeks release. It has insidious ways of doing this. It has damaging and crippling ways of doing it. But go straight to the core and understand that the darkness within you seeks to be released. You will then understand the events in the world around you. You will understand what is happening with the current situation in your world. The darkness seeks to be released!

When you try to kill the snake as the second, male lightworker did, when you go after it in anger, it is throws you into imbalance. You have discovered that in yourself. When you are angry, when there is something that happens from within and you get angry within yourself, you lose! Anger is an imbalance. Understand this when the snake is standing in front of you, and you are angry, and you draw your knife, and say, "I will cut your head off. I will kill you here." Even if you do manage to kill the snake, it will come back trhough all of its relatives. It will be there, because the darkness seeks to be released. You have only inflicted anger and pain on it. But it will persist. It will be there. It will be in your path of ascension and enlightenment. Anger does not solve the problem.

Look at the world situation now. If your country of the Americas had immediately responded to the events of September 11 in anger, which in a sense, many of these terrorists had hoped for, it would have made the situation so much worse. But yet, the world held a balance of energy that prevented any immediate strikes. It prevented an assimilation of what was going on. Anger will not solve the problem.

Now, let us take a look at the third Lightworker, the healer woman. Her objective was to change the snake. She wanted to process the snake. The snake wanted to be released, but not in that way. The snake didn’t want to be changed to fit a certain mold. The snake doesn’t want sympathy. The snake didn’t want some sugary type of healing that really only works on the surface. The snake was hurting within, the darkness within you. The snake wants real, direct and true answers, and energies from you. It does not need some fluffy type of healing.

We want you to think about this also. The terrorists who stand here know that fluffy solutions will not solve the problem. Their relatives – the organizations that they came from before their deaths – will not respond so nicely if you sit speak empty words and do not show your strength. Our third Lightworker, the woman, did not show an internal strength. She did not hold her divinity. She was in imbalance. She was trying to change something, trying to change the world and transform it with an agenda that was her own, trying to change it to conform to a certain picture of how she wanted it to look. That is why the snake bit and killed her.

Samuel, the fourth lightworker who was balanced in male and female energy, knew in a terrifying and difficult moment that he could not think fast enough to pull all of his tools in when confronted with the first snake. But he knew one thing that was simple – breathe, breathe in divinity. As you practice this each day, it becomes an unconscious thing. As you breathe in, the divinity comes with it. Samual knew in a moment that the breath would bring him to a balance and anchor his divinity. And what happened, what happened but the eagle soaring overhead had always been there with a watchful eye, always waiting to get a piece of the snake, but waiting for the right opportunity. That opened the door. An outside event happened, a seemingly outside, event happened that kept Samuel from certain death. But he also had the wisdom to know that he must understand the reason why the snake had been there in the first place. That is why, in his journey down the road, that he took time to think why the snake was there. He knew, as you would know, that it was there for a reason. It was there for a reason.

When the darkness comes up, and the fear comes up, and the snake comes up within you, own your divinity. Breathe it in. Stay in your balance. Do not try to change something that you do not quite yet understand. Do not try to kill it. Do not run away in fear. Hold and own your divinity. Ask the darkness within you why it is there, what needs to be released. There is an imbalance of energy within you that needs addressing. Perhaps there was an old remorse. You do not need to go back into lifetime after lifetime to know exactly what it is. That would be a waste of time and energy. But, there is perhaps an old remorse or guilt. Or perhaps it is part of a wisdom that it is not fully complete, so it stands in imbalance within you. The snake will come forward at the appropriate time to let you know that there is something within that needs to be released.

Energy, spiritual energy, is an amazing thing. We know you are beginning to study it. The group that went to England and stood in the vortex of Avebury experienced it. It is still affecting their circuits. It is still affecting their health and their tissues and their spiritual energies. They stood in the middle of one of the most powerful vortexes in the world that was filled with energy that needed to be released, darkness that needed to be released. They understand now its power and its capability. Within you is the same – energies that need to be released.

When darkness comes to you on the path of enlightenment and ascension, own your divinity. Hold it. Breathe in and ask what it is you should know. And understand all the time this is about releasing and transmuting an old energy.

Look into the world at this time. There are old energies that need to be released, old energies that need addressing. They don’t come forward, and say, "We are hurting inside. Tell us what we need to do to release." It does not work like that. As Cauldre calls this type of energy, whether it is within you or in the outside world… it is like "spiritual cockroaches." They go, and they hide. They hide within you, these darknesses, these snakes. They are hiding in caves. They represent an old energy of Earth that needs to be released. You must address them with strength. You must address in balance; otherwise it will backfire on you.

There are old unbalanced energies of Earth regarding the original duality of male and female. It is time for those to change. Things cannot go forward without these changes. So, what happens? They come up to the surface. There will be other events here in the next several years of your time. There is a whole area that has an explosive energy. It is a terminal energy. It is a low energy that will only eat on itself and destroy itself. It needs releasing. This is your area of Africa. Look at the energy there. It is seeking release. But remember, remember the third lightworker. Do not go there as Pollyanna-ish Shaumbra to try to change the world. It will come to you, and you will know what to do. You will know how to handle it.

As you go through these many, many changes, and as you personally evolve, there will be imbalances that come up from within you. Address these. Understand at their core level they want to be released. When they are, there is an energy of the darkness that spins the light. Do you know this is another basic law of spiritual physics? When the energy from the dark is released, it then spins the light. This allows you to soar to new heights. It allows you to discover new things on your path to ascension. It is like a fuel. It is there in service to you. But if you do not release it correctly, it does have the tendency to explode in your face.

Dear friends, we know this path is difficult at times, but we know each of you are gaining the wisdom and the strength and the balance and the ownership to handle it. We know you've gone through many processes over these past few weeks of time. We know that you are coming into your own. We can see it here today. We can see it. We know you have many, many questions about what is happening to you, what is happening in the world. And within you, contained within you, is the answer for each one of these. We are simply here, like Raphael, to help guide you on your path, to walk with you, to reflect back to you, and if nothing else, to simply sit here in this energy, this energy of love and hope and truth with old friends.

Now, we tell you that there is much work to be done. We tell you that if you begin looking at energies associated with things outside of you – governments religions, organizations – you will begin to see quite clearly where the imbalances are. You will be able to truly help facilitate a process. You will know when you are being called on. You will know when it is appropriate to respond. You will know what to do. Understand at a core level that darkness seeks to be released.

We are not much for predictions, for making prophecies, but we see the direction of things. We see that with the events and the major leap in consciousness from four weeks and four days ago that changes will continue to sweep the world. What we see is that there will be a change at the core level of your own churches and religions. There has been much energy focused on these recently. This will continue. The churches that hold an imbalance of energy, that hold duality, can no longer survive in the new energy. The churches that promote separation between God and man cannot hold their own as you move into the new energy. The churches that create an enemy, the devil, other religions… they cannot move so well into the new energy.
The churches hold a tremendous imbalance of duality energy at this time. You will see them always associated with the core of the problems, as you have for thousands and ten of thousands of years. You will see this continue, but you will see their walls come crumbling down, meaning they will be forced to change, to be more open, or they will crumble and be out of existence.

Most of the energy of duality is held in those places that were built to worship God. Most places that were built to worship God hold a tremendous imbalance of a male and female energy. That must come to a stop in order to move into the new energy. The ones who hold the power of these places, of these churches and philosophies, understand this. By understanding it, they become more fearful, and they make ignorant remarks to the press (referring to Jerry Falwell’s remarks after the September 11 events). By becoming more fearful they will also become more righteous, and they will hold on tighter than ever before. It is because they feel they are losing their grip. They are losing their foundation. As the new energy comes to be, it is not appropriate for that old imbalanced energy of duality to be there.

Why do we bring this up, dear friends, as we talked about across the border not so long ago (referring to the channeling in Toronto regarding the "new churches")? You are the ones who will build the new churches, but not churches with walls or structures or rules. These are churches that teach one basic principle and only one – the divine is within. The divine is you. Each individual has a birthright from the kingdom, a birthright of divinity. Let no one else tell you that they hold the keys to your divinity! When you are a teacher, understand you are only facilitating a process and a journey for your students. Tobias and Raphael… we are only facilitating a process for you. You will only facilitate a process for others.

Now, Cauldre tells us we have spoken long, but we enjoy time together. We enjoy being with humans so fresh with enthusiasm, so renewed in a way, tired at times, but you are so renewed here. You are so alive. That is what we feel when we come in here. You are so filled with the breath of life and the breath of Spirit.

The three visitors – the ones that were the terrorists, who are now doing much contemplating on the other side – asked us to be here with a group of humans who were actively and lovingly working through the darkness. They heard there were humans who were truly learning to integrate the divinity, without taking power from another, without owning another, without battling another. They asked to see one such group. They stand here today, not thinking that they can ever fill your shoes. They stand here, wondering where they took the wrong turn on their journey, and how it is that there are such enlightened and loving humans on Earth. They tap us on the shoulder and say, "Tobias, remind the ones who are here… these are the real workers. They are not the sugary, fluffy workers. These are the real workers." They can see in your energy the conviction, the ownership you have for your own divinity.

We love you dearly. We love this time that we sit in with you. These times are so precious. You are all like Samuel, having learned so much, having gained so much wisdom. You are truly ready to teach the others. And remember – and Raphael underlines this and adds an exclamation point – you are never alone!

And so it is.

Tobias of the Crimson Council is presented by Geoffrey Hoppe, Golden, Colorado. The story of Tobias, from the biblical Book of Tobit, can be found on the Crimson Circle web site at The Tobias Materials have been offered free of charge to lightworkers and Shaumbra around the world since August 1999, the time when Tobias said humanity moved past the potential of destruction and into the New Energy.

The Crimson Circle is a global network of human angels who are among the first to transition into the New Energy. As they experience the joys and challenges of the ascension status, they help other humans on their journeys through sharing, caring and guiding. Over 40,000 visitors come to the Crimson Circle web site each month to read the latest materials and discuss their own experiences.

The Crimson Circle meets monthly in the Denver, Colorado area where Tobias presents the latest information through Geoffrey Hoppe. Tobias states that he and the others of the celestial Crimson Council are actually channeling the humans. According to Tobias, they are reading our energies and translating our own information back to us so we can see it from the outside, while experiencing it on the inside. Crimson Circle gatherings are open to the public, although RSVPs are appreciated. There is nothing to join and no dues to pay. The Crimson Circle receives its abundance through the open love and gifting of Shaumbra throughout the world.

The ultimate purpose of the Crimson Circle is to serve as human guides and teachers to those walking the path of inner spiritual awakening. This is not an evangelical mission. Rather, the inner light will guide people your doorstep for your compassion and care. You will know what to do and teach in that moment, when the unique and precious human who is about to embark on the journey of the Bridge of Swords comes to you.

If you are reading this and feel a sense of truth and connection, you are indeed Shaumbra. You are a teacher and a human guide. Allow the seed of divinity to blossom within you in this moment and for all times to come. You are never alone, for there is family around the world and angels in the realms around you.

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