The Wisdom of Frederick Ponzlov - The Channel for Solomon
My name is Fred Ponzlov. I currently live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, up in the mountains. I lived in Los Angeles for 35 years and prior to that, New York. I currently teach acting in Albuquerque and I direct and act in some plays.
I actually started feeling some energy when I was like 12 and 13, but I was a farm boy in Wisconsin and there was no explanation at that time for what I was going through. And I felt this force always with me.
And then I got a job at the Colorado Shakespeare festival one summer and at the same time the Naropa Institute was there with TM and they were teaching TM. That was the summer of TM. And I didn't have the money to enroll in Naropa but everybody was having their mantra and I decided I was gonna ohm my way. I just picked the sound.
So I would get up in the morning and start ohm-ing. And one day after I had finished, I asked myself a question and an answer came, but it wasn't my answer. It was somebody else phrasing it in a different way. And I asked another question and I got another answer. And pretty soon I was having like a conversation with myself but with something else. And I thought, “Oh great and you're now certifiably a schizophrenic,” so I didn't tell anybody about it because I was really nervous about my own mental health at that point. But it always was around.
And then one day I was in Long Beach, where I lived for a long time and fellow actress was asking me a question and I felt this presence really fighting to get its way out. And I said to Patti, and I said, “I don't know what this is but it seems like something or somebody's trying to talk to you.” And then I just sort of went unconscious before I, there almost finished the sentence and they had a conversation. And like 10 minutes later I sort of woke up out of it and Patti was staring at me with her mouth on the floor and she had had this conversation with this entity. I have no idea what it was, I had no explanation for it.
And then over the years it was always sort of there and then I won, by accident, three sessions with Dr. Pearl.
The first two sessions I really fought to stay awake because I was really afraid that he would think I was, you know, nuts. And I finally said to him at the beginning of the third session, I said, “I don't know what's going on. Maybe you have an explanation.” And he said, “Just let it happen.” And that's how Solomon started.
It really started with a spirit named Aaron. And Aaron was around for like eight months, nine months. And then he said he was leaving and then that the spirit, which we identified as Solomon, would come through. So that's really the history of it. And then I did a lot of sessions with Eric, with Solomon and ultimately we developed the book out of those sessions: Solomon Speaks on Reconnecting Your Life. And it's a culled version of many, many, many, many hours of sessions that he had with Solomon and we crystallized it down to what was Universal for everyone. Some of it was very particular to Eric and we just picked those things that we thought would have a broad-based appeal and that's how the book evolved.
And since then, I've done sessions with some groups. I tend to like smaller groups or one-on-one. People tend to find me and I have sessions with them individually. It all depends. So that's really the story of Solomon.
DELIVERING A MESSAGE
At first, I was very nervous and I felt very responsible about the message that was being put out. I had no idea what was being said because I didn't remember any of it and I had no idea what it was that was coming through me. If it was something negative, I certainly didn't want that out in the atmosphere and in the environment.
But as years went by I began to really trust the message and I thought, you know if it helps one or two people, it's worth it. So we wrote the book. I fought the book for a long time, but eventually, I relented. And today people come up to me and it always surprises me and say, they tell me how the book has changed their life or how it's affected them. And so for those people, all of that was worth it.
And every time I Channel, I always feel I'm listening to it as the audience is listening to it and I'm going, “Oh that's really fascinating. That's really great.” And then I say, “I'm sure to remember this. I will be sure to remember this when I wake up.” And then something happens. I sort of fall asleep and then wake up and it's like I go through a buffer and all that stuff gets erased. So I have no idea what has been said until I read a transcript or I, if someone tells me, I have no idea what's being said. So in a way I think it's a saving grace, you know, because I don't try to duplicate or you know, try to replicate with another group what I've heard before, because I don't know what I said before so that's, it's unusual the way it happens.
But I was, I was nervous at the beginning, because I took great responsibility. And you know, being a young kid, I thought well maybe this is the devil talking, this is you know... But over the years, I've really come to trust, and after reading the transcripts, that this is a force for good and for that it's for it's worth it for that alone.
I find that if I'm stuck in something or stuck with an actor trying to help them break through things, if I just sort of allow myself for an answer to surface, it'll surface. And Solomon talks about that, you know, your instinct is really the sum total of all experience of all mankind and if you tap into that, the answers will surface.
He always used to say, “I don't have your answers. You have your answers. I'm here to help you let those answers surface for yourself.” And I think that's an invaluable tool. You become the creator of your life. You know you it's your adventure, it's nobody else's adventure. And you just have to trust that you've been here for a reason and that you're going to surf these waves of life, not to stretch a metaphor too much, to find your own answers. You become very self-reliant. You know, if you look to others for your answers they're never going to be your answers. It's gonna be their answers filtered through their life.
First of all, I think everybody has access to it. I think every mind just tends to be a little louder when I allowed it. You know, it just gets out there more. But everybody has that connection to the other side. So how do you deepen that, how do you allow that to surface? And I think everybody, that's what everybody's really fighting to find a way of how, how can I fully experience this existence without a lot of negativity? And, but sometimes the negativity is there for a reason. It's like if the hurdles are low, you don't grow very much. You put the hurdles higher and you leap over them, the stronger you become and the more self-reliant you become.
So sometimes it seems like an obstacle early on is really all to your benefit. I mean I'm sure that everyone's had the experience where you go, “Had this never happened to me, I never would have gotten here to this point.” You know, and you have to trust that those moments are surfacing for a reason and you can either be a victim to them or you can victor, you know, become a victor from it.
And it's like a psychic muscle that just gets stronger. And you begin to trust yourself, you know that you do have the answers. And I think that's the biggest message of Solomon is: that you have all the answers in the Universe already inside of you. You know, now how do we get to them? And I ultimately, I think that's instinct.
I think it all depends on the group I'm talking to, what they need, what they need to hear at that time. Some of the times, as I read afterwards, some of it is similar and some of it can be vastly different depending upon the group I'm talking to. I have for instance, I had a student that came into my acting class and as soon as she walked through the door I said she's not here for the acting she's here for Solomon. At some point, that's going to appear. And four weeks later, her son committed suicide and I knew Solomon was there to help her through that very difficult time in her life. So you never know I mean and those, those sessions were radically different than any other session because she had a very, very specific hurdle that she was going through.
But again, you know, it all depends on who's there and what the energy is and what they need at that point to take the next step to go further. Whether they need to be more confident or whether they need to feel that they can trust their self, it's moving people closer to the Universal.
TRUST YOUR LIFE
Solomon talks about, you know, we're all what? At one point he said, “We are one and we are one.” So the individual and the mass, it's like the microcosm to the macrocosm. And I think once you recognize, I mean here's a quote that he says at one point, “If we all realize that every person we come in contact with is a faction of ourselves, a part of ourselves, and that we are all here on this planet to experience joy, than you have paradise.” And that's really the goal ultimately, is to have a joyous experience every moment with this life that you're living.
And the more that I can get people, not me but Solomon, get people to understand that we are here to experience joy and instinct always leads to joy. If you trust your instinct it's gonna take you to where joy is. And that's a concept that some people have difficulty with at first and through their experience they'll come to trust their own lives. So that's about people being self-reliant and being able to help others. That's what's great about The Reconnection, is through your interaction, you're helping yourself. You know, it's a win-win. It's not that I'm giving and I'm depleting myself and I have to help this person… it's not about that at all. It's about exchange of energy and the quality of that energy.
I'm working on a book of sessions that I had with other people that I'm gonna try to get out with more information, you know, that's more general to the public. As I said before, the Solomon book was very much Eric-oriented because we were dealing with his process as he developed The Reconnection. And I think I want to do a book that is very multifaceted, addressing problems that a lot of people have. So that, I'm working on that. I have a book coming out soon called Hired Hands. It's about growing up in rural Wisconsin. That's I, I refer to it as the other side of Walton's mountain. You know, it was, it's a difficult, rural life is very misunderstood and my experiences about living in rural Wisconsin and having this spirit come to me through that, I think might be interesting for some people. I don't know. We'll see.