The Storm

(The following is the transcription of a channeled lecture delivered in Brooklyn, New York on November 1st, 2012.)

And we know what you need. And we know how to give it to you, if you’ll allow it.

You all want to trust this time. To trust the experiences you’ve had. To know what you need, in accordance with your environment, with how you exist among your fellows, in your communities, in your civilizations. But what is being shown to you now is what it is like without them, without the parameters you have used to assess your safety — “I know who I am through what I do every day, through how I encounter my fellows, through how I make decisions, based on what I believe should be.”

Now, you have all known things all of your lives in conjunction with your fellows. “I know who I am on Monday when I go to work.” “When the paper is passed in and the teacher stamps her approval, I can go home and my school is done until tomorrow.” All the systemization that you have agreed to has been yanked from you, pulled away from you in one storm — in one benefitting storm. And we say “benefitting” because you are being benefitted by this, like it or not.

When you tether yourself to your requirements for safety, you create danger. Do you know this? “When I create an environment that can only exist in my way, in my safety, what happens to me when those bonds are broken? When I cannot acquiesce to those things I thought would provide my safety?” What do you have then?  This is what you have: A new terrain. A new way of experiencing yourself, of understanding your environment and what you cared for, who you love and why you choose what you choose.

Most of your lives you have made choices in obligation through systems of protection. What you are protected by is your government, is a school system, is a structure of behavior. “I can walk down this street being afraid because the police are there and they will not protect me” makes no sense. “I can walk down the street and feel safe because I know there is a cop on the corner” is you agreeing to be safe in a supportive situation. But are you safe without that?  Are you safe without your job, or the partner you believed would be there through thick and thin who took the high road when the wind came, who didn’t behave the way you thought he would, who disappointed you in his actions?

You are all shown to yourselves who you truly are when faced with an enormity of something as this. As this occurs, you choose yourselves again. Who am I in this situation? Who do I know myself as? What am I tethered to? What are my obligations? And what do I need if my needs are based in safety?  Have I grown? Have I lifted? If I need my obligations to give me my sense of worth, what am I when those obligations are taken from me? Do you understand this? If there is no office to knock on the door of and you have been your job, what the heck are you without the office? If the home is not there and that was your security, who are you now without your home? You believe that the management of all your issues, of these things that you have created give you mastery over your world but they do not.  They are illusions.  They are nice things to have because you have decided they are nice things to have.

Now we do not tell you that there are not people suffering greatly in this situation. We are not telling you that at all. But we are telling you that the deeper investment that you have gifted yourself with in your safety is the degree to which you are being shaken up. If you don’t care if the house burns down and the house burns down, you are not attached to the house. We are telling you this not because you should see a house burn down and not be attached, but to see how much you care, to see how much you have invested in something outside of yourself to give you your worth or your safety.

Now Paul has been complaining for two days “Where is my own bed? Where is my electricity? I want my little Internet so I can feel like I am playing my own game in my own world.” He had a day with no Internet and days with no bed or no toilet and he is still standing before you and when we took him home today and he looked at his home, nothing meant anything. And he was shocked. Nothing meant anything. It was a place to stay. The clothes in the closet may have been purchased by somebody else.  They were not him. He was not attached to what he thought he was because he was ripped from it.  It was meant to be, this situation, for him to see that he could live without what he thought he needed. When you are attached to what you’ve had, it is very difficult to let things go and go on in a new way.

Now we are not telling you all that you have to let go of everything to move forward, but you do have to let go of the attachment to it as your claim of safety. If I put 5 locks on the door I will never be robbed. What happens when the house burns down? All of those things you were trying to protect were rendered meaningless and nobody came to the door to pick the lock. You left the candle burning, you burned your own house down and there you go.

Now when weather comes, weather changes in response to the climate that is created here. You all create the weather you know.  You create the quakes.  You create the changes. You are choosing this time collectively as an embarkation point for a new history. A new history.  A new history that has come to bring you faith. That has come to bring you worth outside of those things you have believed would save you.  When the policeman doesn’t save you, when the bill doesn’t save you, when the thing you thought would save you doesn’t save you, what will save you? Who is to save you?

You are the savior, you know. But not in the way you may think. You do not climb over your fellows to reach the light. You lift yourself and your fellows are lifted by you as you reach the light. When you realize that there is nothing here, that this is all a creation that you have agreed upon, you can lift yourself above the illusion and decide something new. When you claim your worth in the face of any situation. “I know who I am, I know what I am, I know how I serve,” you create a new possibility, a new opening, a new standing in your faith. “I know who I am as a Divine Being. What I am as who I am as this experience. I know what I serve, how I serve as how I am expressed in this frequency, in this life that I have chosen.”

You like to be victims still. “The weather did it to me. They made the weather happen with their funny signals in the sky or the government ignored this so the weather is happening.” If you play victim you remain a victim. If you point the fingers you are still claiming victimhood. The victim blames. The true soul claims his own worth in the face of all experience.

As we said to Paul the other night before the storm began, the lesson of the storm is responsibility. How you respond is your choice to anything and everything that occurs. If you believe it is not, you are self-deceiving in what is responsibility. How you attend to your neighbor when your neighbor needs food, when she needs shelter, how you attend to yourself when you need to feed yourself and the way you have done it is not available. How you serve yourself when you claim you are worthy of something that you have never had to ask for because it was always provided. These are deep lessons. We do not say they are comfortable lessons, nor do we blame you. If you run around saying “We created this we must be bad,” you are missing the point. If you say “God created this, we must be wrong,” you are back in victimhood. If you say “This is an opportunity for me to know who and what I am in a new way, in a new possibility,” you will lift to a new thinking, a new creation where you are in purpose with your life.

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About Paul Selig

Paul Selig is a writer, teacher, and medium. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant, and he maintains a private practice as an intuitive and channel in New York City, where he has led channeled energy groups for almost twenty years. Also a noted playwright and educator, Paul directs the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College and teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.

  • Jo-Anne Stoltz

    Thanks Paul, I wasn’t aware of this blog by you. Wonderful message here, so important. Blessings,

    • Paul Selig

      You’re welcome! Glad you found it, Jo-Anne!

  • Patricia

    Comforting, thank you.

  • Shelley Soto

    wow amazing, my hope is that I am someday blessed with the opportunity in meeting you in person.

    • Paul Selig

      Thank you, Shelley. I appreciate it!

  • Tywanna

    Gee Paul,
    Thank you for supporting my spiritual maturity as well as aiding my divine partners imparting universal truths. Thank you for redirecting my focal point. Thank you RGP, my brother in this world guiding me to the next.

    • Paul Selig

      Thanks for reading, Tywanna.

  • Irene

    Paul, this message really puts hardship in perspective. If I had to evacuate my home I know I would bring “I am the Word” and “The Book of Love and Creation” with me. Not much else. True that we enter and leave this world empty-handed, so how important can all our various posessions be? It is so liberating to look around at all my creature comforts and know that my heart would still leap with joy if I did not have them!

    • Paul Selig

      Thank you, Irene.

  • David Palomino

    I recently “discovered” both channeled books: I AM DE WORD, and THE BOOK OF LOVE AND CREATION.
    I am hispanic and my first language is Spanish. The content of these books is so deep that I was wondering
    when the translation to other languages will be available for the benefit of those whom no speak and/or read English?

    • Paul Selig

      Hello, David. The Italian translation should be out soon but the Spanish rights have not been purchased yet. Hopefully soon! Best wishes to you. Paul

  • Kathleen Smith

    Hello, Paul. I’ve been thinking of you all day and decided I’d better get online before bed and see what’s there. I didn’t know what to expect, but this is what I found. Hadn’t read it before. Thank you. I hope you are well and found it easier than expected to be back in NYC after the workshop. I so value the workshop and the teachings. Invaluable. Thank you, again. Enjoy Santa Fe! I know they will! ;-) Blessings for your travel. I am Word through all of NYC and surrounding areas.

    Namaste’, Word I am Word.

    • Paul Selig

      Thank you, Kathleen.

  • Chris

    HI Paul,

    thank you for this and many blessings to you for this work.

    I have the first two books (almost finised with the 2nd one) and wondered if there has been any mention of when the third book is scheduled? I have learned so much !

    Also, any plans for a Florida workshop at any time?

    thanks much!

    • Paul Selig

      Hi Chris — Hoping to begin work on the third book soon. I hope to get out to Florida to do a workshop in the coming months. I am glad you are enjoying the books! Paul

  • Michael

    A spiritual lady I know suggested your books, so I ordered them, they are on the way.
    I just finished watching all the you tube, channels that were posted.
    What stands out for me is that an activation is being accomplished, and I am so grateful to you for continuing even though it sounds like the first few years were not very pleasant.
    I see what is come now as I trust in my worth, when that is settled there is very little that can limit me.
    Do your guides ever speak of compassion as a deep catalyst to being the word?

    Thank you for being!

    • Paul Selig

      Hello, Michael. I don’t know if the guides have spoken directly about compassion being catalytic to the Word, but I don’t know that one demonstrate that level of consciousness and frequency without it.

  • Adrienne Fugett

    This is helpful to me, as I went through hurricane Katrina in August 2005, and lost my home and about 90% of everything in it. I remember going back to the city and making it to my house, and once in the house, I literally fell to my knees it was so overwhelming. But as I started cleaning the debris I realized how much “crap” I had collected over the years, compulsive purchases of items I didn’t even know I had! I got to the point where I would just throw things over my shoulder in a pile because I just wanted it gone! Then I came to my photo albums. I grew up in the era of negatives and real paper pictures, so losing many of these pictures of me, my brother, my grandmothers whom I never knew, those things were hard to loose. I remember a cop was interviewed during the storm and he said “it is events like this that build & reveal your character. Get your house in order.” Although it was tough to go through, I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything – I am still learning (and I think sometimes suffering!, although not really) from this experience. Thank you Paul, for sharing your insight, and for our great workshop in Santa Fe this past weekend. Blessings!

    • Paul Selig

      Thanks for sharing this Adrienne. All best wishes to you. Paul

  • penny

    I was just checking on you and found this. Thank You. -p

  • Michael

    Thank you Paul,

    For your courage to let the spirit flow, for the masses. To take the steps on your journey.
    Just finished the first and moving on to the second.
    This activation seems just what this world has been asking for. I know I have for awhile :)

  • Rani

    This is an opportunity for me to know who and what I am in a new way, in a new possibility,” you will lift to a new thinking, a new creation where you are in purpose with your life.

    Ive never experienced a book like yours, more please, Living love and gratitude(:in purpose with my life.

    Thank you Paul!

  • Rani

    This is an opportunity for me to know who and what I am in a new way, in a new possibility,” you will lift to a new thinking, a new creation where you are in purpose with your life.

    Ive never experienced a book like yours, more please, Living love and gratitude(:in purpose with my life.

    Thank you Paul!

  • audrey dimola

    Dear Paul thank you for your work. I am trying to met you as I have been speaking what is called light language which is a type of energy work and I have been channeling beings of light. I have also through automatic writting received messages to share with humanity. I had lived my life through my heart as a natural way of being as my nature I would say and all this just came to me. I was also almost totally levitated but I began to panic so just my bottom of my butt remained un lifted. As you can imagine it was difficult to remain calm as such an unusual happening was occuring. I dont have the fee that is necessary to see you but if we could just chat for a bit I am in astoria NY and I would not want your services but to only talk with you about these expierences I am having and that you are having you know one human to another so if you think we could share and open our hearts to one another and remember how it was for you as you began your journey and we might get to chat I would be in such appreciation. I know you are so busy but I would so appreciate it if you could talk with me for a few as I said not as a client I dont have the fee but as one human to another having these expierences and being asked to share them with humanity. Thank you so Paul Love and Light to you audrey P.s I havent read your work yet as to when and if we speak as I have hopes of doing I do not want what I am receiving and yours to influence me . After we speak , as I have hopes of and if you would be so generous enough to do so ,I will read it as from what I see its effects on people is so beautiful.