This audio was recorded in 2003 at a beautifully renovated barn in Ohio, owned by a couple who were Adam’s clients. Impressed with his Soul-infused awareness, intuitive gifts and succinct communication style, they invited Adam to speak to a gathering of friends and kindred spirits.
This is Adam in the early days of his astrological practice, though he’d been an avid stargazer already for some time. Just prior to taking the group on a stargazing excursion he leads a discussion on the conventional notions of ‘giving’ and ‘receiving’ and how we might re-imagine Receiving as the truest form of generosity.
The discussion begins with the important distinction between the smaller ‘self’ and the larger, whole ‘Self’ (in short the self with a hidden agenda versus the Essence Self). An important question to ask is, “What is it I’m actually participating in in the giving?”. The same goes for receiving—do we receive conditionally? Adam asks us to conceive if we were deeply connected to our environment — both human and more-than-human — how that would transform the act of giving. What becomes evident is the importance of increasing our awareness of what it is we are giving and the true motivation behind what we offer.