Chief Joseph Newsletter
Conversations with Chief Joseph & John Cali
June 16, 2009
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You've probably heard it said you get what you expect. Do you really
believe that? Many people I know don't. Yet they always do get what
We've talked about expectations in two earlier articles, one on July
8, 2008 and the other October 7, 2008. But I thought it time to
revisit expectations since it's a subject riddled with fear and
negativity. I was reminded of this when I went for a haircut recently
at Frank's Barber Shop.
Frank was his usual bubbly self, cracking jokes and, with his
twinkling eye, casting joy among all those in his shop.
The customer in the chair began talking about aging, nursing homes,
debilitating diseases, and other depressing stuff about getting older.
Frank said he'd never go to a nursing home or ever agree to anyone
taking care of him.
Mind you, Frank is 75 years old. Yet, unlike so many in his
generation, he's perfectly healthy and fit. He still lifts weights and
jogs. He looks a good 25 or more years younger than he is.
The customer, obviously much younger than Frank said, "Well, if you
live into your 90s (a good possibility for Frank), I expect you're
going to need someone to take care of you."
Frank's reply: "Never!"
What was going on here?
The customer was simply stating the facts (or so it seemed). After
all, most people in their 90s do need someone to take care of them.
But not everyone in their 90s does.
I know two men here in Cody, Wyoming, both in their 90s. They still
walk around unassisted, drive their own cars, are physically active
and mentally sharp, participate in community affairs, and have wives
also in their 90s.
Frank's customer was talking about statistics. Numbers signifying
nothing -- unless you expect to be one of those statistics. Frank
Here's Chief Joseph.
One of your writers once said "Grow old with me, the best is yet to
be . . . ." (Joseph is referring to Robert Browning, an English poet
who lived in the 1800s.)
Yet that is not the way it is for many of you. You grow old and it
turns out to be the worst, or at least not particularly good.
There is no universal law, never was, that says as you move through
the years your bodies must fall apart.
Yet that's what happens with so many of you. Aging -- moving through
the years -- has absolutely nothing to do with your bodies
deteriorating. John gave three prime examples of that -- Frank and the
two friends in their 90s.
So what's the difference between those three men and all the others
populating your nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and
In a word -- attitude. Or expectations.
The mass consciousness, illustrated beautifully by Frankâ€™s negative
customer, is "You ain't gonna make it into your 90s (if you even get
that far) without someone to watch over you."
That's certainly an accurate observation if you look at and believe
your statistics. But as John said, statistics are only numbers
signifying nothing. Unless you expect to become one of them.
If you do expect that, fearing there's no way you can escape that
"fate," that's the reality you'll create for yourselves.
We have a lot of fun observing you humans. We have the greatest love
and respect for all of you, but it really is amusing for us to watch
John said you always get what you expect. We agree, with these
You often expect "bad" experiences. So If you expect and believe age
equals physical deterioration, that will be your experience. You
don't, after all, question or doubt statistics -- they are the gospel
of your modern world.
But when you expect good experiences, often you sabotage those good
Well, for starters, by feeling undeserving, by believing in
limitation, and so on. So your "good" expectations turn sour and
become "bad" expectations. Those expectations then become your reality
-- which, remember, you created.
There is more to this subject than we have time for today. But
remember this, friends, if you remember nothing else we've said here
You deserve to live lives filled to overflowing with love, joy,
abundance, and all else you have ever wanted or dreamed for
yourselves. You deserve it all!
Expect it. Believe it. And it will be yours.
Since 1992, John Cali has been communicating with a non-physical
entity called Joseph. In one of his many physical lifetimes, this
was incarnated as the legendary Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe
in what is now the state of Oregon in the northwestern USA. These
messages are a blend of information from Joseph, other spirits in the
"Joseph group," and John.
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