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    *This is a summarized description using my own interpreted understandings and a mix of many quotes from Michael that can be read+studied in the source material below. Feel free to check in for updates, as more information may be gathered on this topic from newer sessions. REALISM- Philosophy of PERCEPTION Realism is chosen to balance perspective and view life from the middle ground; their mind naturally sorts experiences so everything that can be seen/experienced is stored in “plain sight”. The Realist sees life, people and things FOR WHAT IT IS; sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn’t- but they naturally default to perceiving and living reality as something independent of any personal P.o.V. In -Subjectivity, he feels sucked into the middle/focus of an experience, personally affected by the actions+words of others, or the frustrations+disappointments in himself and life; unnerved+disoriented, or even paralyzed from losing his sense of clarity, distance, and confidence. He no longer feels a part of the picture, and he tries to shrug off/distance from reaction- even if through first lashing out- AS a defensive reaction to keep things from getting too real. The Subjective Realist sees ONLY what is true for him, to the detriment of the actual truth/reality or the truth others feel. OR The Subjective sees ONLY what is the independent existence of something, to the detriment of his own feelings/interpretations of it. He declares fact and finds proof for his conclusions. His BLIND SPOT then, is in feeling imposed upon by, and not knowing how to objectively deal with INCONVENIENCES to the convenient paths, patterns and ways he's secured in life to help stay objective, especially in those times hardship and struggle will arise. To move from Subjectivity to Objectivity, the Realist must be open to Contradict+Oppose himself, expose himself to the opposite of what he thinks is true. By doing so, he can clear his mind from the clutter of subjective interpretations, bringing new perspectives. In +Objectivity, he knows life isn’t personal, it happens; choices have consequences and feelings are important but not the truth. He listens to himself+you with this in mind, offering level-headed insight to help return a sense of balance+clarity. The Objective can observe the truth without being affected by it in ways that demean, control or complicate him. He is open to exploring life and experience, so be if he trusts it or not because he knows his perceptions are NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH. ----------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: You and your Attitude Blind Spots of the Realist Realists in Social Situations Realist Elaboration Member: DianeHB- E&P Session Member: Maureen- CF Report July 2007 Energy Report June 2014 Energy Report July 2014 Energy Report September 2014 Energy Report July 2017 Energy Report
  2. May 16, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel You and your attitude [M_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand the topic to be that of Attitudes as they are defined within our teaching. Of course, there are 7 Attitudes, as there are 7 of every other Overleaf in our system. The 7 Attitudes are the Neutral or Assimilative PRAGMATIST, the Inspirational Stoic and Spiritualist, the Expressional Skeptic and Idealist, and the Actional Cynic and Realist. The Attitudes are specifically your personal means to interpret reality. The Attitudes could easily be said to be The 7 Basic Philosophies, as much of what is our more complete system now has been found isolated in various teachings throughout the ages. Each Attitude can easily find a correlation of a philosophy, which can shed a great deal of light on your personal Attitude. The Attitude could be said to be the “pivot” or “hinge” within our Personality System around which all other facets of your Personality move. Because the Attitude is intrinsically linked to your Intellect, the Attitude can “make or break” your sense of peace, trust, wholeness, etc. Whether you are Intellectually Centered or not, you still have an Intellect, and that Intellect works hard to interpret and make sense of reality. So, too, does your Attitude. It will go a long way toward freeing you from the traps of the Attitude and Intellect if you understand that it is not necessarily “the point” to “make sense” of reality, because literally, it is the opposite: your senses MAKE reality. Though we say your Attitude “interprets” reality, it may be more effective to understand that your Attitude “filters” reality. Both are valid descriptions. Though an Attitude is far from an imposition, it CAN be a limitation if you find you are not able to function within your particular Attitude’s full spectrum of use. It can easily be said that, from the absolute worst struggles, to the most trivial of frustrations, these experiences are directly a reflection of how you are using your Attitude. When your Attitude is in its Negative Pole, regardless of what that may be, you have determined that you have completed your need for input for your basic philosophical stance. When the Negative Pole of the Attitude is in control, reality loses its creativity and flexibility, and instead becomes a tangled mess that must be understood immediately, even if the means to do so have not even come to pass. We can speak generally of Attitudes because the basic experience is quite consistent; it is the HOW of it all that is different among them. For instance, an Idealist in the Negative Pole and a Cynic in the Negative Pole will both share the struggle of trying to understand something within a limitation of input, but the Idealist will “naively” bumble his way through, while the Cynic will use “denigration” to destroy anything outside his comprehension. In the case of the Cynic, we do not mean an attempt to literally destroy, but that the Cynic will actively fight to remove any contradictions from his determined perception. In the case of each Axis of Attitude, you will find when they are in the Negative Pole, the reaction of the Attitude is to eliminate the Positive Pole experiences. When the Stoic is “resigned,” he will use inspiration to lead others into resignation, to validate his own perceptions. The Spiritualist will use inspiration to impose his beliefs on others as strongly as possible, to remove the need for verifying his perceptions. The Skeptic will simply express strong suspicions, riling others into an insecure space of perception, to remove the need for investigation. The Idealist will naively take on lofty goals and intentions, either with or without awareness, setting himself up for failure, so as to remove the experience of coalescence, which is the bringing together of parts to make a whole. The Cynic will actively remove all that contradicts his own determined perception. The Realist will insist that her perceptions are based in fact, even against the strongest of feedback that she is inaccurate, so as to remove her from having to be Objective. In addition, the Pragmatist will continue doing things, thinking about things, expressing things, exactly as they have worked for her to her satisfaction, regardless of the fact that input is dictating that there are more practical ways for the same things. The reason the Negative Pole is so strongly interested in eliminating the Positive Pole experiences is because the Attitude is the “brother or sister” to the Chief Features. We speak of these traits with anthropomorphic descriptions, only for the sake of relating, but we do not wish for you to mistake this means of description as if these parts of you are a separate consciousness. We do not say that they are, nor do we imply that they are. Because of our limitation of time, we will quickly point out what we believe may be the most important concern for your understanding of the Attitudes. Since the Attitude can be your prison or your means to complete freedom, we believe that when you are struggling in any area of your life, the first place to look would be to your Attitude. In understanding your Attitude, you would clearly be able to see that you may be in the Negative Pole, but the fastest and most effective means to move yourself out of it, is simply to choose a different angle of perception. Since the Attitude, while in the Negative Pole, so intently seeks to remove the experience of the Positive Pole of your Attitude, the “trick” is to use the Positive Pole of the Attitude that shares your Axis. If the effort is made, within minutes your life can change; or at least your attitude toward it, which can then lead to changing your life. When the Spiritualist is lost in her Beliefs and continues to find she is blocked from real, fulfilling Verification of her perceptions, it can free her to “slide” to the Positive Pole of Stoicism, which would be Tranquility. When Belief is in control, there is usually a strong need to get others to share in the belief, even if you, yourself have not Verified its place in your life. When the Spiritualist slides to Tranquility, she relaxes and surrenders gently to her perceptions. This then allows her to Verify things for herself, instead of finding others to do it for her. On the other hand, the Stoic may have given up on his life, resigning, which is a passive stance to the life. If he were to slide to Verification, he would be able to find that much of what he has resigned himself to is not even valid anymore as an imposition. We may not be able to go through all of the Attitudes with examples, but we will note that the Pragmatist has the ability to slide to ANY of the other Attitudes as a means to free himself from Dogma. We will now take any questions you may have, so we can respond to you, rather than use your time teaching what may already be available in print. QUESTIONS [MDFSage_Val] Can you describe a “spectrum of use” for an Idealist, or is this more an individual fragment thing/issue? [M_Entity] An Idealist lives within the spectrum of being “cursed” and “blessed” with the constant want for improvement. The Idealist has such a wider vision of most things that he can see patterns where others cannot. Within those patterns, he can also see how they can be improved, manipulated, or altered for the better. The struggle then comes from the Idealist being able to see the big picture, but not putting the effort into defining the STEPS it will take to get there. Therein lies the spectrum from Naivety to Coalescence. An Idealist can see that he has potential to run a marathon, but instead of taking the steps to prepare, he simply, naively runs in the marathon, until he collapses from the pain he could have avoided. [Suzanne] Michael, How would be best for an idealist & a spiritualist to relate to each other, one expresses while the other inspires? [M_Entity] The Spiritualist will always interpret relationships in terms of how inspiring they are, while the Idealist will interpret the relationships in terms of how much improvement is coming from them. [Suzanne] Rather interesting, as it can compliment. [M_Entity] If the Spiritualist feels her relationships are not inspiring, or that she is not inspiring, she will lose interest. The Idealist must feel as if the relationships are somehow improving each other, or he will feel they are not worth it. [Suzanne] Thank you, I understand better now [M_Entity] We are using pronouns randomly, for the sake of grammar. We are not intending anything to be specifically assigned to a gender. [Suzanne] Understood that too, thanks. [M_Entity] The Spiritualist could be said to be “cursed” and “blessed” with the philosophy that everything has potential. Within that spectrum, you will find the experiences ranging from blind faith or belief to valid verification of those potentials. We will point out one last point for your consideration before concluding tonight. When you are in the Negative Pole of your Attitude, you may find you are behaving more and more like the Attitude sharing your Axis, or attracting, or attracted to, those who share your Axis. This is your inherent move toward balance in perception and even if this is done without awareness, it manages, at least, to continue to give the option of choosing how you interpret your reality. So, an Idealist may tend to be very critical and skeptical as a means to balance his Idealism; the Spiritualist may find she is becoming less and less emotional and more passive as she seeks balance for her Beliefs. We shared as much as we could within your time allotted. We have much more to say about this topic, of course. We will conclude here. Good Night to all of you.
  3. OMW - Feb 18, 2012 - Why ME? Or How YOU Came To Be Designed Channel: Troy Tolley [MEntity] Before we get into the "design" of "you," we will, first, go over the process through which Essence moves over its lifetimes, and how that works, as it has led to "you." First, we must clarify that we know of no origins for any of us. We only know that evolution and creativity are at the heart of existence. We emphasize that there is creativity, not "creation." We know that the Role of the Essence is preceded by a triality of "positive, negative, and neutral." The "spark," if you will. We know that our "spark," or Essence, sans Role, is that triality. This then, allows us to understand that our contexts of origin and evolution appear to have "always been," and continue to be, that of this triad of Positive, Negative, Neutral. We know that we exist within the context of Tao, but this is not the same thing as origins. Tao is merely a gravity of sorts, not a creator, if you will. This is why we choose to refer to this source, or context, as "Tao," as this simply means "the way." All that we know, and all that we do not know, exists within this context, this Tao, moving along patterns of triality that perpetuate creativity and evolution. We share this with you because it would be a misnomer for "you" to presume that you begin and end with this life, with this body, with these Overleaves, and that "you" are merely the programmed creation of your Essence. Note: Dictionary: Tri`al´i`ty | n.1. Three united; state of being three. The "You" that is "you" that now exists will not be able to differentiate its point of origin, nor its anticipated extinguishing of existence, any more than we can, or our Essences, Entities, and Energy Rings can. We only know creativity and evolution, and that while form may change, our absolute existence does not. We can point out markers that clarify where something changed, and how it came into form, but this would only be an indication of where creativity and evolution took a turn, not where creation begins or ends. For some, this may seem to be a matter of semantics, or "splitting hairs," but it would still be true that even the tracing of the origins of a piece of furniture can go on "forever." YOU are the culmination of a multitude of ideas, creativity, and evolution that has come from billions of years of experience, if it could be measured at all, and this is a vital point for anyone pondering his or her existence. We say this is vital because when one has come to a point to even be able to hear this, it is because you are closer to Agape than ever. You have come to realize that you are not a waste. That you are not a mistake, and that this life is valuable, intended, and meaningful. You may not accept those truths, but you know them. You are awake. Groggy, but awake. You may wonder why you go through so much; why you experience such pain; why you just cannot get it together, or that it all seems futile and empty at times, but that is simply spiritual myopia. Your near-sightedness is important for being able to LIVE. It allows you to tend to the details that cannot be tended to when having grand, sweeping, glorious comprehension of your vastness. The Earth is beautiful, awesome, and inspiring when seen from a distance, when the colors, and movements, and continents, and waters simply ARE. But that is not Living. It is important to have the capacity to see from such a distance, both literally and figuratively, but one cannot LIVE from that distance. But YOU can. You move among the mountains, waters, cities, deserts, trees, animals, and people, etc., which means moving among the avalanches, the floods, the riots, the starvation, the crashes, the attacks, the idiocy, etc. But sometimes, your near-sightedness, or your ordinal perspective, "forgets" that there is a far-sightedness, or a cardinal perspective, or it is dismissed. Both are necessary for Existence. And this is why there tends to be a triality, or triad, involved in every aspect of Existence. Essence (or the cardinal, positive aspect), Personality (or the ordinal, negative aspect), and YOU (or the neutral, assimilative meeting ground.) There is validity to "the Trinity" in several teachings, and to the concept that "where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." This was not to refer to a separate God, or to the worshipping of one, but to the wholeness that is YOU as it arises from the ordinal and cardinal perspective. And this is perpetuated "eternally," in that "you" will always be that triality, that triad, that motion of positive, negative, and neutral. This is the core of every Internal, External Monad, every Soul Age, Soul Level, Internal and External Karma, and even the system of Overleaves. Every Axis is a Triad. Each Overleaf is its own Triad. Every category is a Triad of Ordinal, Exalted, and Neutral. Even those, the Ordinal, Exalted, and Neutral are built from Triads. In other words, Ordinal has its own Triad, etc. In short, everything about YOU is a matter of how you use that Triad, how you embrace your triality, and how you resolve that. It is often thought that the Personality that is you is simply born of Essence as an idea and then tossed into Physical experience to fend for itself, and hopefully it will awaken enough to embrace Essence, which can make the life flow much more smoothly, but otherwise, is fairly [much] a victim of existence. In the worst-cases, this emphasis of negative, ordinal, near-sightedness is devastating, and in the best cases, it is an emptiness. In the worst-cases, an emphasis on the positive, cardinal, far-sightedness is insanity, and at best, ignorant. For you to exist AND live, you must embrace the ordinal and cardinal for wholeness. When one emphasizes the "positive," there is certainty of one's existence, but at the expense of living. When one emphasizes the "negative," there is preoccupation with living, or an emphasis on survival, at the expense of existence. They are not mutually exclusive. We share all of this with you so that as you look at your Overleaves again, you may find them understood in a new light, when exploring the positive and negative poles, and how you resolve those. We describe the range between True and False Personality, but we do so only as a means for you to understand the spectrum of who YOU are, not as a way to push you toward one end or the other. You will never NOT have False Personality, nor will you ever NOT have True Personality, as a part of YOU. It is only a matter of emphasis, and that depends upon where you are navigating in the life at the moment. One end of the spectrum is not lost when it is emphasized over the other, even if that fact is often forgotten. This is the nature of the Triad: evolution and creativity. If you were not living in a constant state of perpetuation, caused by imbalances, you would not evolve, nor would you enlist creativity. It is your nature to evolve. It is your nature to create. You will do it whether you realize it, or not; whether you seek to halt it for yourself or for others, or not; whether you feel you are, or not. You ARE evolution and creativity, in the flesh. As upright, bipedal creatures, this process is well known as walking. You would never get anywhere if you were to remain balanced. Balance is only necessary for granting one a moment of pause, rest, and bearings, but to move, you must throw yourself immediately into imbalance. Stability is quite different from Balance, in that the former is similar to the quality of standing on a surfboard amidst the waves, while the other is a kind of stance on one end or the other of a teeter-totter. Stability allows for one to move with the perpetuation of evolution and creativity, while Balance will halt it to one side or the other. Both are of value. But differentiating the two can help you when looking at where you are in the use of your Overleaves. Now that you have some insight into the inner workings of the universe, Tao, your Essence, Personality, and You, this leads us to the You who you are, now. You were not created. You are creativity. You are not an end result of an evolution of which you were no part. You are evolution. The Essence is a force of existence, and Personality is a vehicle for living, but YOU arise from both. You cannot exist, nor live, as only one or the other, or incarnations would not be necessary. YOU existed and lived before, and will continue to do so. Essence and Personality are only part of the triad of You. Essence is the gravity for your Personalities, in the same way that Tao is the gravity for Essences. It is no more "You" than any one Personality. The Overleaves of the Personality are like seeds planted by YOU, which is the culmination of all previous Personalities' experiences and the current state of evolution and creativity of Essence, through which YOU will grow. The words we use to describe the Overleaves are simply particular seeds, if you will, and the combination, a garden. And so it is that YOU are not the actual plants, nor the planter, but the harvest, the aroma, the fruits of the combination of both. We realize this is rather simplistic, but it is fair. We are taking the long way to "you" by clarifying that "you" transcends both Essence and Personality. And so now: why YOU. How did this you come to be, and why. As part of this workshop, and to increase your interactivity, we would suggest that each of you already know an answer to these questions. We say that you know an answer. Not that you know THE answer. Because there will never be a single answer. There will only ever be AN answer, as it reflects who and why YOU are. Now. If your answer is "to suffer," then it is true. Because that is the "you" that you are allowing, creating, and this is how you are evolving. If your answer is "to love," then it is true. If it is "I have no idea," then that is true. Because you are a spectrum. You will have one answer today, and another tomorrow. Each to perpetuate the Triad of your evolution and creativity. Your answers will always fall into positive, negative, or neutral, and one would do well to never presume the answer is final. So before we discuss the nature of the Overleaves as your "garden" that helped spring forth who You are, now, we will ask each of you to respond, if you choose to do so, to this question, first: WHY DO YOU EXIST? We suggest allowing the first words that flow from yourself, even if you may have to clarify them a bit, and even if you are unsure of that response. You may respond in any order. [GLB] To find neutral through wild oscillations of change [BA] So that Essence may evolve. [AH] To experience and to play [MG] To love -- to learn to love – to accept how others choose to love [JE] to bring my colors to the world [BW] To learn how to trust [DHB] To see what happens [MEntity] And now, we pose to you a follow up to that question, which may reveal to you some interesting insights: WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO LIVE? [GLB] Curiosity [AH] To see what happens [JE] I still have more to do [MG] cause I'm not "there" yet - LOL [BW] to avoid hurting others I care about [BA] To see what happens next. [DHB] Because I care about me and others [MEntity] We realize that the whole of your Existence and Living cannot be summed up in a few-words response, but this is a workshop, so we resort to abbreviated paths to great insights. Looking at your answers, the combination lends insight into the You that currently arises from your Existence and your Living. Both responses describe much more than you may realize, in terms of what motivates you toward, into, and through your experiences. You have described YOUR take on your Goal. Your Goal does not describe you, nor does it impose a path upon you, but merely describes the aim for which YOU aspire. And as You arise from your Existence and Living, from Essence and Personality, your Goal is the fruit, or harvest, that you seek to "eat" from this life. This "crop" is planted and grown over and over in the life, and sometimes the results are bitter, fallow, or wormy, and sometimes they are bountiful, nutritious, and capable of being shared. Your description of your Existence and your Living helps determine the quality of that crop. Not the other way around. Your descriptions may lean toward the more negative, challenged, and focused, or toward the more positive, flexible, broader openness, or toward the gamble of neutrality, dealing with whichever may come. But these descriptions give you clues as to what you are doing with your Goal, how you are using it, and what you are getting out of it. Looking at your responses, they may lean in one direction or another, but they will include the Triad. They always will. As each Goal is also a Triad. For instance, if your Goal is Growth, your words describe Growth, to you, and may describe how you experience Confusion, or how you experience Evolution. Before we move on: do each of you find you have provided some insight into your Goal? [JE] Yes [GLB] yes [MG] yes [AH] yes. [BW] not entirely [BA] I think so [DHB] Somewhat [MEntity] The negative poles are not a halt on the Goal, they are simply a more challenging, focused, and complicated form of the goal. For a person in Growth, the aim is going to be Growth, whether done through Evolution, or through Confusion. Some may even prefer to Grow through Confusion. It alleviates a great deal of responsibility, and can help resign from the active elements of evolution and creativity. In fact, there may be a pattern above in the responses, with those in Growth being those who most likely are confused. This is because there is a pattern of over-thinking, over-feeling, over-doing as a means toward overwhelm, and this often over-shoots or undershoots the aim. Keep in mind that your experience of the Goal is entirely dependent upon your interpretation (descriptions above) of your Existence and your Living. Life circumstances, relationships, and events have nothing to do with one's experience or use of the Goal, but those circumstances, relationships, and events have everything to do with one's interpretation of Existence and Living, and by extension then, how one aims the Goal. In the worst of circumstances, relationships, and events, one can still be in the positive pole of his or her Goal as a means to extract experiences from them. The positive pole will not necessarily remove the challenges that are inherent in the Goal, but would give context to the experiences. When one loses context, one has lost awareness of the wholeness that is You. Remember: Context = Tao = Essence = the gravity that is inherent in your evolution and creativity, which shapes your existence and living. Our next question for each of you would be: WHY DO YOU CARE AT ALL? [BA] Because it beats being miserable :D [JE] it's very hard for me to leave things as they are when something can be improved or enhanced [GLB] I'm not sure that I do -- I've become pretty neutral [AH] Because I'm here, why not make it interesting. [BW] Michael, in regards to your question, caring in what regard? [MEntity] We will clarify: you care. Or you would not exist, and you would not live. So: Why do you care at all? And this can be interpreted however you choose to interpret it, as specific to a context, or in general. [MG] On a good day -- I feel like we are all extensions of one another -- so you can't "get away" from yourself -- and frankly Love feels "better" than the alternative [BW] alright, I'll bite. [MEntity] We will help to hone your responses by suggesting you simply complete the sentence: I CARE NOW BECAUSE... [GLB] I'm fascinated -- like watching an ant farm [BW] in hopes that one day I may create or do something worthwhile [AH] I want to. [GLB] Okok -- I care because I'm part of the world [DHB] I'm drawing a blank. I don't have an answer. [BA] I care now because I would like to know that I made a difference [DHB] Oh, wait, I care because I love. [MEntity] All of your responses can be updated later, or change, as we said, so allowing what comes to your awareness now is fine, and valuable. [AH] Ok, I care because it's fun. [GLB] JE is standing pat [JE] Yes I am! [MG] I CARE NOW BECAUSE -- I "happen" to be HERE now -- and that must matter -- it IS love - just to be here [MEntity] Our next question for each of you then is: HOW DO I CARE NOW? In other words, through what means do you find that you fulfill the caring that you described above? I CARE NOW THROUGH... [MG] seeing clearly [BA] I care now through doing what I can in my limited situation. [JE] I juggle the balls tossed to me as well as I can. [MG] :) [BW] sustaining myself through those small gestures of kindness towards others that I can offer, but to fullfil the long term vision, I don't. I can't even see what the long-term or short-term vision is [GLB] I care now through helping Troy, the website, my blog, through volunteering at the food bank, through helping others with their computer problems -- I'm part of the world [AH] I care through teaching and friends [AH] through enjoying and experiencing small things [DHB] I care now through learning investing and helping my partner retire. [MEntity] Again, these answers may change, be refined, be replaced tomorrow, but they are insights into your MODE, and how you relate to others, as well as with yourself, in your pursuit of the Goal. Your Mode is your fuel. 10 people may be in Observation, yet reveal 10 different ways that Observation extracts the fuel from existence and living, and funnels it into the Goal. [BW] I must have refueled with the wrong mix or the tank is empty [MEntity] BW, your Fuel is simply of Surveillance, a disconnect from your resources, and this is where you go as a means to fulfill your Goal. Surveillance is experienced as fueling from a high scrutiny and disconnection from the life, or it is a kind of yearning apathy, or both. Negative Poles are addictive. Positive Poles are additive. As each of you look at your Mode, your descriptions of WHY you Care, and HOW you Care, lend insight into how you fuel your life right now for the aim of the Goal. Do you find validity and insight from this? [JE] Yes [MG] yes [BA] yep [AH] yes, it helps me focus (which is nice with Growth) [AH] As does the term "yearning apathy" with observation [BW] yes, though it makes me wonder if I'm in positive poles of anything, or at least how close I've gotten to them and when [MEntity] Our next question may be the most difficult to answer, but may reveal the most, and again, may be specific to now, or speak overall, and can change: WHAT QUALITY IS MOST-LACKING FROM YOUR LIFE? [AH] action [MG] good quality REST [BW] vision / motivation [BA] Productiveness [JE] the ability to easily interact one-on-one with people that I do not know well [GLB] I'm lacking involvement [AH] I would add discipline to the action--action/discipline [DHB] I can't think of anything I'm lacking at the moment. [BW] I'll add that too AH [MEntity] And now: WHAT QUALITY IS MOST LACKING IN MYSELF? The differentiation may be a fine line, but it is still a line that may be clear enough to you. [GLB] zest [AH] committment [BA] Patience in waiting for the changes I desire. I want to speed this train up. [JE] Hmmm. My last answer fits this better. [MG] slowing down -- I have too much "zest" [BW] I don't see the differentiation [AH] and focus [JE] I don't easily let people get close to me. [BW] but, based upon the given answers, I'd say focus and patience [DHB] Patience here too. [MEntity] WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST LACKING IN THE WORLD? [BW] understanding [JE] Tolerance [MG] understanding and tolerance [GLB] I'll go with that, too -- understanding and tolerance [AH] acceptance [MEntity] Anyone else? [DHB] Acceptance [BA] Most lacking in the world, I'd have to go with good old Acceptance [MEntity] WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST LACKING IN OTHERS AROUND YOU? [GLB] ACCEPTANCE [BA] yeah, same, Acceptance [AH] same [BW] compassion [JE] lack of willingness to change/alter the status quo [MG] no focus -- all over the map [AH] I would add, right now, calmness [MG] or mutiple foci (is that a word?) [MEntity] Any others? [BW] willingness to see beyond the surface [DHB] If by others around me you mean my friends and family, I can't think of anything they're really "lacking". [MEntity] We will now suggest that your responses to the first two questions regarding Lack in your life and in yourself, gives you insight into your ATTITUDE. The Attitude describes the Search, the color through which you filter your self and your experiences; it is your Map. [BW] could you define "The Search?" [MEntity] The Search is that which you have deemed necessary to find, create, or allow, and this colors everything. The Attitude is your primary philosophy, and it is described by the words in our Overleaf system, but what that means to you, personally, is described by what you find lacking in yourself and your life. For example: if your Attitude is Pragmatist, the philosophy of Efficiency, or of Cause and Effect. In the Positive Pole, this is Practical, or the use of what tools are available for the causation of intended results. In the Negative Pole, this is Dogmatic, or the insistence on the availability of tools and the demand for anticipated results from the familiar causes. Your responses were that Vision, Motivation, Focus, and Patience are lacking, and this colors your philosophy of Efficiency. If you are Practical, you will extract from your life and from yourself the tools that you have for building toward an anticipated aim, and continue to adjust from there. If you are Dogmatic, you will demand that tools you expected to be available be available, and that the results you expected show up as anticipated. [AH] What is the philosophy of the Realist Attitude? (I think if I get that I will be clearer on the rest) [MEntity] What one finds lacking in the self and in the life tends to be what is held hostage, or what is most-craved, and so the Attitude is colored by that Search, and the map shapes itself around that. "Held hostage" from YOU, and "most-craved" by YOU, because of Decisions and Choices, both active and passive. The Search, or the Attitude, speaks most to what you wish to prove in this life, and lack helps to focus the search, with the proof cycling between the negative or the positive until they are resolved. In your case, AH, and in the case of the Realist, we will first say that the Realism is the philosophy of "common sense." In your case, you found that Action, Commitment, and Discipline are lacking, which tends to color your interpretation of common sense. In other words, there is a search for the proof of DOING and how that makes a difference, and while this is easy for you to see in larger terms of populations, you feel this even more acutely in your personal life when the lack of Doing yields similar lack in results. Most of you prove the truth of your philosophies quite early in life, but continue to prove them over and over again. If you found nothing lacking, your Attitude may either be in the Positive Poles right now, or you have moved beyond proving your truth, and now use that understanding as a new platform for understanding your life and yourself. The responses to your final two questions speak to the core of your Self-Karma, which explains every division within you that seeks to be resolved by this lifetime, and helps to bring insight to the wounds that require healing as a means for your Goal, Mode, and Attitude to function toward wholeness. Though you may have a multitude of ways to describe your Self-Karma, your responses today help hone that to the core from which various versions may branch. What you find lacking in others around you, and in the world, describes where you are wounded; what you expect others to heal, what conditions you have placed on this life that keep other things held hostage, or craved. Out of reach. We share all of this with you, from the most ancient of your unknown origins to the very personal responses about this life and yourself so that you can explore, understand, and embrace WHY YOU, or How You Came To Be. The ultimate answer is because YOU always were, and already were, and will always be, and the insights in your responses describe part of that journey. Yes, there are details, obstacles, and difficulties in this life, and yes, there are moments of joy, bliss, intimacy, and happiness in this life, and yes, YOU are all of that. As Tao is the gravity for Essence, and Essence is the gravity of Personality, so YOU are the gravity of experiences. They come your way from a multitude of directions, but they come to you because they are yours. Your Overleaves help describe the tools you have for managing your experiences, and they are brilliantly matched to your experiences. You do not draw to you any experience that is not matched by the capabilities of your Overleaves, even if those experiences are imposed upon you, or passively allowed. Looking back over your responses, and your Overleaves, may help you to grasp that you are absolutely safe and whole because that is an ever-changing thing that evolves through creativity. What is safe and whole today INCLUDES why you exist, why you live, why you care, and how you care, and all of the lack that colors your search and healing, and this may change tomorrow. But then, so will You. We have passed a four-hour mark, and must complete our exchange with you today. This exchange today can be helpful in your understanding this life, yourself, and others, and may bring up more questions and ideas, but it is a start, a part of the remembering. Remembering that you are a spectrum, a wholeness, that is never one thing or another, and never trapped at one extreme or another. You will evolve and create, with or without remembering why or how, but to do so actively and consciously helps to smooth the edges of existence and living. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.
  4. July 1, 2007 Troy Tolley, Channel MICHAEL SPEAKS Online [Michael Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. As Troy has already received the Energy Report for our students, we will immediately open the floor to questions from you. You may begin. [Pathfinder] I wanted to follow up on the Nile incarnations. One of the therapies I’ve studied deeply is called Shen and I feel it comes from that same time frame in Egypt. In this life, there have been strifes with “founder” Richard Pavek and teachers veering off into Kairos etc, and it feels as if we are working through some leftovers from the Egypt and later times. Can you tell us more of this? [Michael Entity] In your particular case there is a nonet Configuration at work on a larger task of refining a method of healing. The stage in which your Configuration is presently is within the Corruption phase, bringing with it a bit of challenge and rift, but it is merely a part of the very process of refinement. This Configuration began in Egypt during the time you refer to as the “Nile incarnations.” The Corruption phase always feels threatening to those involved with a evolutionary process, but if the focus is held, the benefit of this so-called corruption will find clarity. It is true that what you call “Shen” is related to origins during the same lifetimes that created your Configuration. [liiona24] Hello Michael, I don’t ever remember reading anything about how many grand cycles you, the Michael Entity, have had. (Or would it be a range of number of grand cycles of fragments that are part of your entity?) Also if there is a maximum number of grand cycles we can go through? If this has been answered somewhere I apologize for the repeat question. I have not ever run across it. [Michael Entity] The average Grand Cycle among the members of our Entity are 13. Each fragment has its own number of Grand Cycles. There is no need to apologize for asking a question that may have been asked of is previously. We do not lose our ability to answer when repeat questions are asked from among our students, and much of what we teach IS repeated repeatedly. There is no maximum Grand Cycle that a fragment can have experienced, though the greatest number we know of is 102. It should be noted that it would be more accurate to refer to the consciousness involved in experiencing a Grand Cycle as being a SPARK, rather than a fragment. [Upst8] Sometime ago, there was mention of the USA running a parallel course with the ancient Roman Roman civilization. Is the USA still on this course, and if so, where are we in the timeline with the Roman time era? (Been watching the HBO series of Rome, with interest) [Michael Entity] Yes, this parallel course is still in effect and details of this were shared in a fairly recent chat with our students. Troy will include those details in the final copy of this transcript. [Upst8] oh, must have missed that one, thank you [Michael Entity] We can easily repeat, as mentioned in our previous response to Marion, the response here, however: We will allow for the final transcript to have the elaboration, but we see the timeline as being “parallel” to the final days of disastrous invasion choices. INCLUDED EXCERPT from Michael Speaks 2007-02-05: We would state that you are still on parallel with this time period, though moving beyond into its finale with parallels to the disastrous invasion choices. These “parallels” are not literal, but global conscious experiences that become patterns among those participating. This allows for certain scenarios to be played out “again,” but with a rearrangement of characters/fragments playing roles within those similar scenarios. In other words, there will be “other Abraham Lincolns,” other “Hitlers,” etc. But these are not prescribed or predestined; they are created by collective choices. There are layers of these parallels to consider, as well, since there are layers of collective un/consciousness. For instance, your world is also paralleling the progression of Atlantis. Much of these repetitive cycles are in place for your species as a result of the burning of the Alexandrian libraries, wherein all collected knowledge that had been gained as a species (which far exceeds what is shared among your species now) was lost; reset. The “repeating of history” helps to regain that knowledge as a species, much in the same way that a child who is an Old Soul must still “re-grow up” in each lifetime as a means to regain his potential consciousness. END EXCERPT [rvolkman] Hi Michael and Troy – Ron here – I’m a Warrior but I have a discarnate Scholar ET. Sometimes it feels like there is a “voice” inside that continually wants to describe how “things work”. Sometimes this is handy, but other times it is tedious. Can a discarnate ET have direct influence on us to the point where they may actually seem to speak through us or appear to be a part of our physical personality? [Michael Entity] The only way any other fragment can have such an influence upon you is through your choice to have it be so. Often this influence is invited because of the many benefits, but it does often come with unexpected annoyances and distractions, as well. Imagine the joy of falling in love and truly inviting that person to share your life and your space, but eventually finding a great deal of differences that encourage compromise, tolerance, or acceptance. The same could be said of fragments sharing the same space, time, and energy for conscious interaction. In your case, yes, it is the influence of the Scholar, as there have been lives in the past when your Essence’s Personality noted how much more insight could be had if there was a greater understanding of the dynamics of things observed. This is your first life experimenting with the access to your Scholar Essence Twin for this very purpose. The Scholar, not being physical at this time, is all-too-eager to offer those insights as this Essence literally loves the physical plane and its workings, mysteries. [Cyprus] This is sort of a personal question, but I am sure I am not the only on that this happens to, so I thought it could benefit others as well. I have been feeling very overwhelmed lately. I feel as if I am either on high or completely off. I am much more comfortable in a sort of middle area, I can't find any balance. No matter what I seem to do I can't seem to get there. Please advise. [Michael Entity] The Energy Report will most likely address this issue as your month of July moves into the exploration of the ATTITUDE and the Attitude this year is what we have described as REALIST. For those who are not familiar with the energy of Realism, which you are not, then this energy can feel overwhelming and even a bit painful. In addition to this, the examination over the month of July appears to us to be a deep examination of SELF and what is true about you at this point in your life. This, in itself, can be painful, as what we will call “stuff” comes to the surface for examination that is not particularly enjoyable. Without understanding that this wave of energy is moving through, especially for one who resist Realism, the energy can feel like a constant electrical current that simply will not stop. When there are breaks in the flow, then the body feels inclined to withdraw into sleep as respite before the next current begins. Understanding that this energy is simply available for WHEN YOU WISH TO USE IT, then you can find appropriate ways to ground what is not used. In your case, the use of the energy could best be used to address your anxiety over your changes in work and geographic locations/commute. You really do not like changes of this sort, so it would do you well to grasp that your participation in the change is one of CHOICE, not imposition, and that it is okay. When you wish not to have the energy current affecting you, a shower can help dissipate it, but you also have the ability to simply use your consciousness to state that “this is not my energy,” and give it a few moments to fall back to the earth. We will also say that part of the “stuff” that will come up for you, and part of the energy current that runs through you now, is related to the extended emotional experience during Troy's battle with his illness and your inability to be within his presence. You have not fully “forgiven” yourself for this (which is not a necessary act), but you are carrying the jumble of energy until you have contact with Troy. This will do no good for either of you, so it is Good Work to dissipate it as you can. [Pathfinder] I want to follow up on the earlier “Shen” question – what is a nonet Configuration? Are we a specific number? with different roles/tasks? spread across the globe? about to come together in one place? [Michael Entity] A Nonet is a Configuration of NINE. A Configuration consists of various Roles and while each fragment remains with his or her own Life Task, it usually dovetails in some way with the Task of the Configuration. It is not required that any of the fragments within a Configuration have contact, or even know each other within the lifetime. Your Configuration is not about to gather and is spread fairly globally. Troy will include an excerpt in the final transcript describing in further detail the workings of a Configuration. [See Michael Speaks -- Configurations for the referenced session.] [butterfly syndicate] Thanks! Ok, I was wondering whether Europe or the EU as a body are likely to remain democratic considering the laws that have been passed recently in GB for instance and Germany. Are we following the US in their “Roman parallel” path? [Michael Entity] Ironically, the European countries are moving more and more toward the more restrictive aspects of what the U.S. has implemented for so long, while the U.S. is heading for a collapse of this very system that simply will not work any longer in a Mature Soul world. As the U.S. regains its footing in the world as a leader, it will only be done through a shift completely from Young Soul values into Mature Soul reality. However, many European countries are now attracting a massive wave of Young and Baby Souls who wish to “get away from” the movement of the Mature Soul. Mature and Older souls are migrating to the United States as the collapse is very enticing to the Mature drama, as well as exciting prospect of rebuilding a nation with more progressive values that actually work. European countries are currently finding politicians and movements taking a direction that is to cater to the influx of Younger and Baby Souls coming over the next 50 years. Although Europe has been fairly conservative anyway, the conservative stance was more out of an interest in preserving the freedoms of various peoples, but the conservatism that is moving in now will be more about the imposition of values defined by specific groups. We will conclude our interaction. We will say goodnight here: Goodnight.
  5. ENERGY REPORT September 2014 2014 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Priest (emphasized all year) CENTER: Intellectual (emphasized all year) GOAL: Growth (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Passion (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Realist (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Impatience (emphasized Oct - Dec) SEPTEMBER seems to help bring a balance to the extremes that have come this year with the Attitude of REALIST. This “season” of the Realist has been a rather rough one for most of our students. As you pass through September, try to keep in mind that the balanced Realist the ability to function in objective perspective even while subjectively experiencing. The Positive Pole of Objectivity includes your Subjectivity; it does not exclude your experience. The extremes that have been experienced by many of our students has been in the Subjectivity, which can show up as either overwhelming submersion into experience, or numbing, paralyzing distancing from one’s experiences. Many of you moved into the emphasis of this year’s Realist Attitude through the Negative Pole of Subjectivity, and may now begin to feel the Positive Pole come around. Objectivity helps to bring a better picture of experiences, but still allows for the experiences that are part of that picture. As September continues, many of you will likely begin to focus on one or two quite specific areas or experiences with which to bring some Objectivity to your Subjectivity, helping bring some clarity, relief, and expansion to your perception. Overall, September could be described as a wave of tentative relief and a chance to take a deep breath so that you may take a fresh look at events and experiences. In the last week of September, many of you will begin to take on the wave of Chief Features for this year. Considering this year’s Chief Feature is Impatience, we would not doubt that many of you are already tapping into this as early as September 6th. DATES OF INTEREST Sep 06 - 09 -- ENERGY SHIFT - Hyper Scattered - a sharp dip into creative energy may find several students feeling itchy, restless, agitated, and even literally shakey. With the hyper focus of male energy over the past month or so, this wave of scattered energy may come as a surprise, bringing with it clumsiness, anxiousness, eagerness, distraction, and irritability. We suggest that you harness this energy so that you may process it creatively and with benefit, otherwise, you may find yourself with outbursts and tingling, electrical-like short-circuiting throughout the body in ways that make it difficult to feel as if you are getting anything done or seeing clearly. So while relief may come this month for the weight of the Realist perspective, that lift of pressure may bring with it the energy that was held in as a way to stay focused and in control over the past few months. Either way, whether in bursts of reaction and agitation, or in bursts of creativity and imagination, that energy will burn off and level out. NEXUS - No Nexus in September HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER SEPTEMBER: CREATIVITY AND CHAOS ARE SISTERS - As you move through September, you may begin to feel this surge of creativity and/or chaos begin to take more of your attention in your days. It is up to you whether this is creativity or chaos. To help you harness this energy into creativity, we can suggest that you get out, walk, move, dance, exercise. This brings grounding and order to the chaos that is at the heart of creativity. If you feel chaos is at the center of your experience, then you can help alter this by using your creativity.
  6. Energy Report: AUGUST 2014

    ENERGY REPORT August 2014 2014 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Priest (emphasized all year) CENTER: Intellectual (emphasized all year) GOAL: Growth (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Passion (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Realist (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Impatience (emphasized Oct - Dec) AUGUST continues emphasis on the Attitude of REALIST. Reading July’s report is relevant in August, as well, but rather than approaching a state of Realism, most would be “in” that state by now. “Reality” would likely take on a bit sharper of an edge, more focused a vision, more direct a line of sight. For some, this may feel like pressure, for others, this may feel like a sense of clarity. A fairly serious mood looks to be in place for August, both in personal terms and worldly terms. Many of our students appear to be in pivotal or turning point vectors regarding some layer or level of their lives, and this is the case on a larger, collective scale, as well. This is not an ominous report, but a normal process that comes around on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes these come around in ways that are more collective than at other times, and this is one of those more collective vectors. If your experience of the Realist state is feeling pressured, it would likely be a matter of your simply having to make a choice, or focus in a direction, that you feel uncertain about. Considering the Chief Feature of the year, Impatience, it is likely a matter of your feeling you should already be ahead of where you are, having procrastinated, vacillated, or evaded the responsibility that might come with the direction. There is no validity to your concern that you should already be where you may wish to go. Your worry, your pressure, your uncertainty is a natural indicator that there is work ahead, and if you choose that direction, you can and will do the work. You can help relieve the pressure by simply taking a step, and then another, and another. There is no need to measure based on an imagined endpoint, but only on the next step. The imagined endpoint is fair to uphold as a destination, but you must still do the work of getting there. If one were driving from New York City to San Francisco, it would make no sense to use the map local to San Francisco. This is true of your life, your visions, your goals, as well. Use the map local to you. DATES OF INTEREST Aug 04 - 07 -- ENERGY SHIFT - Hyper Focused - This energy shift looks to be a shift into even higher “Male” or “focused” energy than has been experienced in a while. For those who are higher in female/creative energy, this may not feel so pleasant, but it can be used to their advantage by taking on tasks that require this kind of focus. It may not feel pleasant, but only because it is unfamiliar, not because something is wrong. For those who are already high in male/focused energy, this may be a particularly sensual, stimulating, and eager time, with the body in a heightened state of reception for pleasures. This can feel distracting, but it can also be used as a means to sense the directions in which your pleasures truly lie, listening to your “gut,” and considering your happiness as a factor for choices. Aug 25 - 30 -- MAJOR NEXUS - Convergence - This may, or may not, be on an obvious scale, but it looks to be several days wherein parallels converge based on similar realizations on a larger scale than usual. We think this is related to global conflicts, but it could be environmental, as well. In personal terms, we think this would be regarding internal conflicts and indecisiveness regarding commitments, direction, etc. A balance would likely shift so that one direction or another would take emphasis. The more consciously this choice is made, the more likely it would be a direction that is of personal or global fulfillment. The more this is left to entropy, the more likely it would be in a direction of necessary breakdown and rebuilding. HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER AUGUST: USE YOUR LOCAL MAP - When measuring your steps along the way toward an envisioned destination, it is important to pay attention to your current steps, not compare yourself to the destination or ideal. The more you pay attention to your local steps, the sooner and more directly one can reach a destination, all while being open to any diversions that might actually add to the depth of the experience. CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT - If you are concerned about a choice or direction, you must choose the direction you want. You know what you want. To pretend you do not know what you want is to presume you cannot have what you want. You will gravitate toward what you need no matter what you choose, but choosing consciously in a direction you want helps clear a path to what you need, as well. Even if you find that your choices are limited, choosing what you want from within that range can help you to broaden that range of choice.
  7. Energy Report: JULY 2014

    ENERGY REPORT July 2014 2014 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Priest (emphasized all year) CENTER: Intellectual (emphasized all year) GOAL: Growth (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Passion (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Realist (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Impatience (emphasized Oct - Dec) JULY shifts the emphasis in the Overleaves of the year to the Attitude, now. The Attitude this year is REALIST. In a Realist year, it is often a year where many face “reality.” Reality is often divided between what is real to yourself, and what is real to everyone. Some lean toward emphasis on only what is real to themselves, and others tend to lean toward what is real to everyone. For example, if there is a railing lining a boardwalk, it is real to everyone. It just is. There is no one who will come to that boardwalk without that railing being a part of the reality. If they come to the boardwalk where there is no railing, they are in a different reality. There is a consistency in what is a shared reality that is not dependent upon beliefs, upon individuals, and upon expectations. It just is. And then there is the individual reality that is based upon interpretation, experience, history, fears, expectations, beliefs, etc. So that very same railing that just “is” can also be offensive to some, and beautiful to others because of personal aesthetics. If two people bang into the railing, one will simply own his stumbling into it and move on, while another will be angry and blame the railing for being of poor design and in the way. So that single object exists just as it is, and then it also exists as it is experienced and interpreted. That is the simplified range of “reality.” For the Realist, it is an on-going practice to reconcile those two fairly distinct points within the range of reality. Most Realists will choose one over the other, particularly in younger Soul Ages, but in the older Soul Age, it becomes important to reconcile one's personal experience of reality with the reality, itself. And this is what is meant by the Poles that make up the Attitude of Realist, with its Positive Pole of Objectivity, and Negative Pole of Subjectivity. As with all of our system, “negative” only describes a more limited, restricted end of the spectrum, while “positive” only describes a more expansive, inclusive end of the spectrum. When one is in Subjectivity, one can only interpret reality in term of what it means to himself. It does not matter what it means on its own, or to anyone else. When one is in Objectivity, the personal experience is allowed, but does not usurp or eclipse the validity of the independent reality or the reality of others’. If a Realist in the Positive Pole bangs into the railing, he will allow himself his reaction, note the personal reality of that experience that was probably painful, but also just note that it was a railing. He bumped into it. That is all that happened. As July unfolds, many of our students will be shifting into this type of examination of their lives. What is “real?” Only your interpretation of events, experiences, and people? Only the independent existence of those things that prompt your experiences? Or both? With July also carrying with it a fairly high “male energy,” or focused energy, even the highest of creative energy people will likely feel a shift in focus toward their projects, aspirations, directions, necessary choices that need to be made, and examining all of this in terms of Realism. What are independent objects of reality that one must navigate vs how one feels, thinks, and acts about those objects? So as July unfolds, most of our students will likely move into this effort to reconcile the personal reality with that of independent reality. For most, we see this as coming as a kind of relief. This is because when one buries independent reality with personal reality, it can be quite weighty, overwhelming, daunting, and either painful, numbing, or distracting. It is not that one’s personal reality is inherently this way, but when one does not sift through what is projected and imposed so as to extract what IS, then one can have a very difficult time gaining footing even in their own perspective through their own Attitude. This is part of why there are yearly Overleaves, so that no singular Personality is “stuck” working only with his or her single set of tools. This means that Idealists can eventually sort through their idealism, as well as Stoics and Spiritualists, etc. And the Realists will have their years when they expand in their sense of possibility with the Spiritualist year, or look to improve upon things in the Idealist year, etc. DATES OF INTEREST July 30 -- ENERGY SHIFT - REALITY CHECK - This looks to be a kind of check-in point where most students will be looking at how the sorting of their reality is going, letting go of what likely needs to be let go, and amping up focus on what is working and of interest to sustain as the reconciliation between personal and objective reality. No Nexus in July HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER JULY: THE EXISTENCE OF A THING IS AS IMPORTANT AS MY EXPERIENCE OF A THING - When one is only concerned with what one experiences and has decided is true about a thing, the thing is no longer relevant. You have merely exploited a prompt for exploring only yourself. When one is only concerned with what is independently true of a thing, you begin to lose your perspective and default to something the equivalent of blind faith. Blind dismissal and dependency upon deferring to the mere existence of a thing begins to diminish the experience of reality, the self, and great beauty, joy, and play can be missed. You begin to be just another thing. So to allow one to have one’s experience of a thing while also acknowledging its independent existence allows for a range of reality that is full of life. If you are experiencing the weight of reality, you probably need to look that the independent state of reality for clarity. If you are apathetic, numb, bored, uninterested, or distracting yourself, you may need to allow room for your experience of reality and to own it. Both of these things are “being realistic.”
  8. Energy Report: JUNE 2014

    ENERGY REPORT June 2014 2014 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Priest (emphasized all year) CENTER: Intellectual (emphasized all year) GOAL: Growth (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Passion (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Realist (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Impatience (emphasized Oct - Dec) JUNE closes out the emphasis of exploration on PASSION as the Mode of the year. This does not mean that this element will no longer be relevant, but only that the shift of emphasis would come in July toward the Attitude of the year. All of the “overleaves for the year” are in effect all year, but there are these “seasons” when each are explored with some emphasis. As June unfolds, we see that there is likely a move in one of two distinct directions for most of our students: One direction is that of a continued launch into enthusiasm, focus, and a rich sense of motivation fueled by a sense of the self opening up to more of the self, blossoming, if you will; a sense of direction and momentum. The other direction would likely, eventually, find its footing in the above, but looks to start off in June as a distracting plummet in enthusiasm, distraction, disorientation, a daunting sense of probabilities, and possibly a numbing look at one’s concerns about defeat and resignation in facing the future. For those who start off with the leap into enthusiasm, June will likely ride out like a generally busy, productive, and familiar month, but for those who start off with this disorientation, it is important to understand that you have likely begun to activate emphasis on the Attitude for the year, which is Realist. Realism can be harsh, especially for those who do not have the Realist Attitude. If you have activated a combination of emphasis on Passion and Realist, it is likely because you know there are patterns that need to be broken in your behaviors, your choices, your relationships, etc. that do not reflect you properly. You are taking a realistic look at what is ahead, what you can do versus what you expected yourself to do. A vision for the future can be an excellent guide, but not if one’s feet are not paying attention to the path. This sharing of emphasis on Realist and Passion is mostly among those students who feel they were coasting along, “hoping for the best,” or “trusting the universe,” etc. This is kind of trust is valid and vital for parts of the life, but it is also valid and vital to be responsible, to own your part in the equation, to participate, to not just aim for accurate representations of yourself, but to be one, yourself. If you have come to coast into June and you continue to coast with enthusiasm, you probably do not have the Self-Karmic struggle with the gap between your visions and your implementation of your vision. If you came into June and found yourself in a slump, disoriented by a vague and haunting sense of limbo, you are probably just taking a Realist’s look at what you are doing, where you are going, and if it truly represents you. And most importantly, you are likely assessing if you are representing yourself with integrity, or if there are areas of your life where you feel disconnected, dishonest, disjointed, yet continuing to try to function from habit or routine or presumptive momentum. If this is not addressed, then the “season” of the Chief Features that is emphasized over October through December could be rough. You are probably responding to your sensitive, intuitive, and intelligent impulses that are suggesting a shift, refocus, slowing down, clearer look, etc. is in order. This is Good Work. If you relate to the above, you are simply working to resolve the differences between what you unintentionally imposed on yourself as an expectation, whether a deadline, pattern, or focus, and you are simply expanding into realistic terms those same expectations. It does not mean you must deny or toss out your expectations, but you must create room in your life for Realistic nuances, leeway, leniency, and paths. Let yourself have this room, and then return to your enthusiasm and direction. If you choose to do so, of course. DATES OF INTEREST June 03 - 08 -- NEXUS - DIVERGENCE - For those who experience this branching off of the self into parallels, this shift is a rather sharp halt to many variations of the self who are not willing to participate in, or contribute to the nuances, adaptations, and variations on the practice of creating the life. By “sharp halt” we mean this is a fairly literal sense. In this case, these parallels are more conceptual than tangible. They would not take form. Parallels diverge as ideas, then emotions, then take form in the tangible way one would tend to think of as a parallel dimension, but sometimes the self with the idea branches off in a way that does not “take” and it just absorbs back into Essence. For the “you” who is you, we suggest this be understood most easily as a way of cleaning out your Intellect of ideas for branches of the life that would just not work. June 21 -- ENERGY SHIFT - MALE/FOCUSED ENERGY EMPHASIS - For those who may have felt a sense of drifting and then the work of returning to some sense of direction and focus, we think this date would be a general pivotal point for feeling “back on track.” HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER JUNE: “A WRENCH IN MY PLANS JUST MEANS MORE TOOLS FOR ME” - When your life plans, expectations, directions, focus, etc. are thrown off, your work to respond to this is a part of your evolution, and adds to the depth of your capacity for creation. It is never about having been wrong, failed, or punished. It is always about learning how to choose, and choosing how to learn.
  9. NWM - Aug 15, 2015 - Blind Spots of Attitude Channel: Troy Tolley MEntity: Hello to you each of you. We are here, now. We will begin. ClaireC: Hi! Diane_HB: Hi Michael! MEntity: Today we will speak to the "blind spots" of your Attitude. MEntity: Though we have clear delineation of each Overleaf in terms of polarities, there can come a time in the evolution of an Essence when all of the "tricks" of fear, Chief Features, and Negative Poles are exhausted as methods defense, division, and isolation. MEntity: This can take many lifetimes to exhaust because every lifetime brings with it a new Personality, so all of these methods are still "new" every single time. MEntity: Fearful choices and reactions can be used over and over and then overcome, only to be found anew in the next life. MEntity: However, the older the soul, the thinner that "veil" is between the Personality and Essence, and you begin to live AS Essence. And Essence knows all of the tricks of fear. MEntity: We speak in convenient terms here that may seem to personify fear as something independent from you, but that is not the case. We know you know this. MEntity: As the Personality evolves in a lifetime, and particularly when studying and applying a teaching such as this, it can become quite obvious and clear when one is in the Negative Pole by definition, and choices can be made to remedy this. MEntity: These means of navigation, choice, and self-observation are quite beneficial to reducing unwarranted fear. MEntity: And while this can reduce the hold of Chief Features by up to 90% and beyond, it will not address the blind spots that each of you develop. MEntity: These blind spots are your downfall. They are your bad days. They are your "people suck" scenarios. They are your "I suck" scenarios. They are your haunting undercurrents of pointlessness, or your ominous dread that you keep in check. MEntity: In short, they are your means of evading responsibility for your fear. MEntity: The fear we speak of will be relative to your Chief Feature, but we likely not speak to those today. We speak of the means by which that fear gets a hold and becomes acceptable to you in ways that perpetuate the hold of Chief Feature so that it is comforting, addictive, and "sensible." MEntity: Before we continue: do each of you know your Attitude? Name your Attitude now, if you do. PeterK: Skeptic. Diane_HB: Pragmatist ViP: Spiritualist Maureen: Realist ClaireC: Spiritualist Bobby: Pragmatist Diane_HB: Troy/Geraldine are Idealists MEntity: Keep in mind that you may not like what we have to say today. Diane_HB: LOL ViP: hmm MEntity: We will prioritize details based on the Attitudes here, then expand into those that are not listed, if time permits. MEntity: PRAGMATIST MEntity: The Pragmatist, basically, interprets the world in terms of WHAT WORKS. The Pragmatist at his or her best has a keen sense of Efficiency and elegance. MEntity: We have defined "elegance" as that economy of energy that gives the greatest amount of return for the least amount of expenditure. MEntity: When the Pragmatist is in the Negative Pole, it can be quite obvious as Dogma. The Pragmatist thinks that it is his or her way "or the highway," or they simply continue to repeat and impose methods that work for themselves even as they may not work for others. MEntity: There are many ways that Dogma can show up, but it is often fairly obvious in that it is immovable and unwavering in perception. MEntity: However, the Blind Spot can be far more "sensible" and more difficult to call out within the self as a Pragmatist, or for others to call out in the Pragmatist. MEntity: Because the Pragmatist sees the world in terms of WHAT WORKS, their Blind Spot can be related to any area where they do not wish to do that work. MEntity: If it is someone else's problem, it is THEIR problem. If it is not an issue that the Pragmatist struggles with, then it is a silly issue. If it is a struggle that the Pragmatist has overcome, then why cannot others do the same? MEntity: The Pragmatist sensibly falls into Dogma by dismissing, distancing, and even denigrating the oh-so-inefficient struggles of others. MEntity: The Pragmatist Blind Spot may then be described as INSENSITIVITY. MEntity: It is the tiresome extra effort necessary to inefficiently empathize. Diane_HB: :) MEntity: Solutions to struggles seem quite obvious to the Pragmatist who is not directly involved with that struggle or that type of struggle: simply stop struggling. MEntity: Do something else. Walk away. Do not respond. Let it go. MEntity: When the Pragmatist finds this is his or her response to the struggles of another, it may be the Blind Spot in effect that allows him or her to justify Dogma. MEntity: This is also true of his or her own struggles. There are times when this same policy is imposed upon the self. Why am I upset? That is so inefficient. I can just walk away and leave it alone. MEntity: Or "suck it up." MEntity: The emphasis shifts only to WHAT WORKS and away from the WHY of what is being experienced. MEntity: Life is inefficient. Experience is not organized. It is messy. MEntity: For the Pragmatist, the Blind Spot convinces him or her that if it is a struggle, if it is messy, if it is not efficient, it is not worth it. It does not work. MEntity: As Pragmatists, if you find this oversimplification in effect, you are probably being blind to the messy depths of an experience that is either yours to experience, or yours to help another through. MEntity: You are being Insensitive. MEntity: Do the Pragmatists relate? Bobby: Oh yes! Diane_HB: Yes MEntity: SPIRITUALISTS MEntity: The Spiritualist, basically, sees life as if it has never been seen before. There is an awe as an undercurrent to the basic philosophy of the life when at its best. MEntity: The Spiritualist looks for signs, interconnectedness, resonance, and meaning in "everything." MEntity: This is why they must VERIFY, the Positive Pole. So much of "everything" can be interpreted as messages, interconnectedness, signs, etc. that life can become a din of symbolism that drowns out all of the messages. MEntity: When the Spiritualist is overwhelmed by the messages and meaning of life, they can retreat into an isolating system of BELIEFS that removes the noise of life, and simply decides what is true, decides what people mean, decides what will happen, decides what happened, and that is that. If the Spiritualist believes it, then it happened. That is that. MEntity: Now the world is interpreted through that system of Belief, and the inconvenience of Verifying lets the Spiritualist simply decide what is true. MEntity: This is the obvious polarization within the Spiritualist, and most older souls begin to realize this and make the effort to Verify. MEntity: They do not let themselves simply decide what is true; they ask questions. They question themselves. They are OK with being wrong. MEntity: They allow room for nuance and context so that nothing is only True or Not True. MEntity: However, the Blind Spot then comes into play as these polarities come to be navigated more consciously. MEntity: For the Spiritualist, this Blind Spot is EXCUSES. MEntity: The Spiritualist can tend to justify his or her behaviors, attitude, and choices by deferring to "the universe" as the force behind the reasoning for those choices, attitudes, and behaviors. By "the universe" we mean circumstances, behaviors of others, obligations, responsibilities, expectations of meaning and message. MEntity: Though all Attitudes may be use this method, it is often the Spiritualists who "leave it up to the Universe," or "we'll see what happens," etc. MEntity: The Spiritualist takes a passive seat to the efforts necessary for choice. MEntity: This allows two things: Beliefs to stay intact, and responsibility to be evaded. MEntity: In other words, the Spiritualist may find that he or she always has an Excuse. MEntity: If the Spiritualist is upset, there is a "reason." It is not merely that he or she interpreted events through Belief. If the Spiritualist does not succeed at an expectation or intention, then it is "the universe" who decided this, not that the Spiritualist merely need alter or adapt efforts. MEntity: And so BELIEF remains unquestioned. MEntity: Do the Spiritualists relate? ViP: yes ClaireC: Oh yes. MEntity: IDEALISTS MEntity: The Idealist, basically, sees life in terms of how it SHOULD BE, or how it can be improved. MEntity: Though all fragments will navigate with some level of expectation, the Idealist navigates almost entirely based in expectations. MEntity: Expectations are healthy. They are a means of navigation and help one to shape choices and actions and feelings in response to the possibilities of life. Both Spiritualists and Idealists are quite familiar with rocky terrain of expectation, but the Idealist takes this to a new level. MEntity: The Spiritualist can tend to have expectations of the world around him or her as a means of navigating potential, but the Idealist can tend to generate expectations from others of himself or herself that the Spiritualist can avoid. MEntity: The Idealist in the Negative Pole can be obvious in his or her Naive approach to fulfilling an ideal. MEntity: They set high expectations without considering the necessary components that need to be in place for coming together to fulfill the ideal. MEntity: While the Spiritualist will make Excuses for his or her disappointments and failing of potential, the Idealist will COMPARTMENTALIZE. MEntity: The Blind Spot, however, we will describe as REPERCUSSIONS. MEntity: The Idealist, when in Naivety, will distance himself or herself from the Repercussions of failed expectations by using compartmentalizing. MEntity: The Positive Pole of the Idealist is a Coalescing of parts that must come together to fulfill the ideal, so when the Idealist is in the Negative Pole, the parts become divided and compartmentalized so that the whole picture can no longer be seen, experienced, felt. MEntity: The Repercussions are avoided, ignored, or distanced from the self. MEntity: This is an insidious form of Naivety MEntity: Troy can attest to his relating to all of this. MEntity: As may Geraldine. MEntity: REALIST MEntity: The Realist, basically, sees life FOR WHAT IT IS. MEntity: Sometimes "it sucks" and sometimes it does not. MEntity: When the Realist is in the Positive Pole, it is not personal. They are OBJECTIVE. Life happens. Choices have consequences. Actions have impact. Feelings are important, but not the truth. The Realist knows all of this and interprets life and experiences accordingly. MEntity: It can be quite obvious when the Realist falls into Subjectivity because then things become personal. MEntity: The Objectivity is lost and Subjectivity is in effect. The distance and clarity is lost in favor of how personal something has become. MEntity: When things get personal for the Realist, it is unnerving, disorienting, and even paralyzing, though sometimes a lashing out can occur to help force a false distance to return. MEntity: By "personal" we mean that the individual can no longer see himself or herself as PART of a dynamic, but begin to see themselves as sucked into middle or as the focus of the dynamic MEntity: The Realist in the Negative Pole can be quite obvious as their defenses tend to rise quite high. MEntity: But as the soul grows older, the Realist can begin to recognize these defenses and transform a "personal" experience so that it moves from being Subjective to being Objective, and the Realist is returned to be a part of the dynamic, instead of the focus or center of it. MEntity: But the Blind Spot of the Realist is INCONVENIENCE. MEntity: The older soul Realist can navigate the precarious balance between Objectivity and Subjectivity, but heaven forbid you interfere with their convenience. MEntity: This can "set them off" into Subjectivity faster than even your pressing and imposing problems that spill unwelcomed int their space. The more inconvenient you are, the more you can send the Realist into the Negative Pole. The more inconvenienced the Realist, the more he or she can feel he or she has been imposed upon in ways that lock them into Subjectivity. MEntity: We do not say this mockingly. It is not a superficial term we use here. MEntity: Convenience is a prized state that the Realist works hard to secure in his or her life. They know life can be hard, so they hone the life into ways, paths, and patterns that uphold the quality and benefit of convenience. MEntity: This is a natural byproduct of having such an Attitude, and it is a healthy response to the acknowledgement of the range of experience that life can bring. Hardship and struggle WILL happen, so why not secure as many conveniences as possible to help balance that out. This helps the Realist, then, remain Objective. MEntity: But it can become their Blind Spot, as well. MEntity: If inconvenienced, Subjectivity can take hold, and then the defenses come up. MEntity: Does the attending Realist relate? Maureen: Yes ClaireC: And the friend of the Realist too. :) ViP: :) Maureen: I can see all the Blindspots of the other Attitudes, as well. ;) MEntity: If we are doing our job correctly, all of these will be clearly represented among you and around you. Diane_HB: I can see them ClaireC: Very clearly. MEntity: SKEPTIC MEntity: The Skeptic, basically, sees life as if it to be inherently questioned and disproven. MEntity: Put another way, the Skeptic sees life as something to Investigate. MEntity: When the Skeptic is in the Positive Pole, the Skeptic is comfortable questioning assumptions, patient in his or her search and research for answers, and does not experience this constant questioning as anything more than a means to learn, understand, and build insights. MEntity: The effort to disprove is not an effort to tear down, but to ensure that there is strength in the proof. MEntity: The questioning is a means to flesh out meaning and depth, not to strip of value and integrity. MEntity: The reason the emphasis is on disproof over proof is because there are far more claims in life than there are lack of claims. MEntity: When the Skeptic falls into SUSPICION, he or she does not stop questioning or disproving, but does so from the premise that there are inherent and intentional deceit involved. MEntity: *there are inherent and intentional deceit and hidden truths involved. MEntity: The Blind Spot of the Skeptic, then, is DISSATISFACTION. MEntity: This is a sense that nothing can truly satisfy the questions, the doubt, the investigation, and leaves the individual locked in Suspicion. MEntity: The Skeptic can find that this Dissatisfaction is sensible and then continue in Suspicion, never truly learning or expanding in insight, but cycling through layers and layers of presumed deceit and lies and misinformation. MEntity: This is another of the Attitudes that often has to learn that it is okay to be wrong, or that lack of solid validation and empirical evidence does not imply deceit. MEntity: Does the attending Skeptic relate? PeterK: Yes, very much so. I have several files on my computer titled, "Investigation of ..." ClaireC: lol MEntity: We know we have not covered all Attitudes, but these are for those in attendance. We will now take your questions. We have about 10 minutes remaining. QUEUE IS OPEN ViP: Hi Michael, if a person slides from one Attitude to another, does that make them open to that Attitude's blind spot, as well as their own "native" blind spot? MEntity: The native Overleaf is key, but the additional Blind Spots can become double-blind spots. MEntity: If you notice a Blind Spot that is not of your resting Attitude, you can use this insight to then see how that is serving that default Attitude. Bobby: Claire was forfeiting her question, so without elaborating due to time restraints, would you at least name the blind spot of the other two Attitudes: Stoic and Cynic? MEntity: STOIC - DISCONNECT; CYNIC - OBSESSION. PeterK: I often have trouble seeing possibilities. Is this related to my Skeptic blind spot? MEntity: Inherent in the Ordinal Attitudes is a more focused range of perception and interpretation. Inherent in the Cardinal or Exalted Attitudes comes the broader interpretations that require a greater sense of possibilities. Your focus is not a blind spot. MEntity: You would not be able to truly Investigate if a wide range of possibilities were acceptable to you. MEntity: It is a strength of Skeptic to narrow possibilities before they propagate into meaninglessness. MEntity: This does not mean you will always find your answers, but it does mean you will have a greater probability of this than other Attitudes that may allow room for a wide range that is never validated. MEntity: However, if Dissatisfaction has narrowed your sense of possibilities to such an extent that you are no longer searching for answers, but only searching for evidence to support your suspicions, then, yes, it can be related to that blind spot. MEntity: We will conclude here for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now. Blindspot for STOIC was obtained by JanetE on 8/19/2015: The Stoic, basically, sees the world as if it has all been seen before. Most things are not surprising. Most people are not surprising. Enthusiasm is not denied, but it is a prized resource that is used quite carefully. When the Stoic embraces the mundanity of life, there is a kind of TRANQUILITY that is embraced. Things and people are not required to be surprising. They are not required to entertain or be more than they are. There is a kind of peace in the familiar, rather than a boredom or resentment. This familiarity is not something that is clung to, but rather accepted as a force in life that is as meaningful as anything new and exciting. However, while the Stoic embraces the mundane, it is done so with the understanding that surprises will happen. They are as built into a life as mundanity. If the Stoic goes too long without a surprise, then the Attitude can fall into Resignation. If the Stoic is overwhelmed with too many surprises, then the Attitude can fall into Resignation. The Stoic, then, has her Blind Spot as DISCONNECT because she is either tired of the same old things being repeated and presented as if new and surprising when she presumes she already knows all there is to know or experience regarding that thing, or the Disconnect comes because too many new and exciting surprises are tossed into the mix that pushes the Stoic into Resignation. It becomes sensible to the Stoic to simply Disconnect, turn off, tune out, because it is all going to be the same things again and again anyway. It becomes sensible to the Stoic to simply Disconnect, turn off, tune out, because too much is too much and rather than navigate it, it simply needs to stop being the focus. When the Stoic finds she is tuning out, turning off, Disconnecting, it is likely because she has found it difficult to process too much of the same thing, or too much of a new thing. The return to Tranquility can come when the "too much" is removed from the equation, and is replaced with moderation, rather than shut down. In addition to this, the Stoic in Disconnect and Resignation can do well to remember Experiential Differentiation. This is the truth that, regardless of how many times one experiences something, there is always potential for that experience to bring something new, meaningful, and valuable. There is more we can say on this subject, of course, but this is a quick synopsis. Blindspot for CYNIC was obtained by Kurtis on 8/23/2015: MEntity: The Cynic, basically, sees the world in terms of opposing the obvious or appearances or common assumptions. The Cynic knows there is almost always more than meets the eye. MEntity: The Cynic, then, is always looking beyond the surface, always willing to look in the opposite directions, always interested in the contents, not the packaging. MEntity: This is CONTRADICTION. MEntity: When in the Positive Pole, the Cynic simply Contradicts the obvious. MEntity: This is similar to questioning, doubting, and allowing room for being wrong. MEntity: However, when the Cynic falls into the Negative Pole of Denigration, it is because he cannot accept that what is known is all there is. The simple truth or the lack of complexity can trigger Denigration, or the breaking down of something or someone beyond its capacity to break down. MEntity: It is Contradiction for the sake of contradiction rather than as a means to know more. MEntity: The Cynic learns that sometimes, and more often than not, there is nothing more, no hidden or secret meaning, no blind dichotomy. Something or someone is simply what can be seen, experienced, and known. MEntity: So the Cynic questions and then that is that. MEntity: However, the Cynic can develop a Blind Spot that prompts them to continue questioning, continue breaking something or someone down, and this turns into an Obsession. MEntity: Some of the most outlandish conspiracies are perpetuated by Cynics in Obsession. MEntity: Denigration is seen as a necessary evil that is noble and important to impose, even as it means making up and stretching facts beyond recognition. MEntity: The Spiritualist and Cynic are similar in their fall into "beliefs" in this regard.
  10. ASK MICHAEL - OPEN FLOOR March 2, 2014 Channel - Troy Tolley [DianeHB] From Kurtis: Hi Michael, I'd like to ask for elaboration on the Realist Attitude, Reserve Mode and Perseverance Mode within the time allowed. Such as how the Negative and Positive Poles function, as there isn't much on any of those traits. If there isn't enough time for 3, that's fine too, then we can just elaborate on the Realist Attitude and Reserve Mode. MEntity: The Realist Attitude is the Exalted, Action Attitude. Attitudes describe a base philosophy through which life is interpreted. In this case, the Realist interprets life through the larger patterns of experiences that have proven to be trustworthy. These experiences tend to be tangible experiences. Anything outside of that collection of tangible patterns and experiences is not considered to be "realistic." This is not to say that the Realist is not open to new, tangible experiences that would build upon previous tangible experiences, but that if it is not already within that range, it is simply not trustworthy. In other words, if it is worth questioning, then it is not "realistic" to count on it. This can tend to leave the Realist with a very refined, but broad, net of what is considered trustworthy and "real." When the Realist is in the Positive Pole, OBJECTIVITY, it means that there is no investment in what is that range of tangible experiences. That Realist is open to all experiences, and if it moves into that range of trust, then so be it, but if not, then so be it. The Positive Realist simply sees WHAT IS. The Realist in the Negative Pole, SUBJECTIVE, starts to become invested in what is wished to be real, what is expected to be dependable, and what is longed for. Their interpretation of experience then shifts outside of its range of trust, and moves more into that state of investment. It is no longer about WHAT IS, but about WHAT IS NOT. And the effort to turn WHAT IS NOT, into WHAT IS. RESERVE MODE is the Ordinal, Inspiration Mode. Modes are how one RELATES, and the HOW of fulfilling the Goal. If Passion Mode is the approach to relationships and to fulfilling the Goal through the freeing of emotions, then Reserve Mode is the approach to relationships and to fulfilling the Goal through the refinement of emotions. Those in Reserve Mode are acutely aware of their feelings and the energy that flows behind those, but are quite selective about what is shared or released or put into use. If you think of emotional energy as a kind of fuel, then those in Reserve prefer to use their "fuel" only when it is necessary, efficient, or relevant. So those in the Positive Pole, RESTRAINT, will find strength in the building up of this energy for those uses where it is more necessary, efficient, or relevant. It is a kind of allocation process, and not one that is intent on ignoring or rejecting emotions. However, if Reserve falls into the Negative Pole, then this allocation process falls away from the strength of Restraint, and into INHIBITION. Inhibition is the same process, but with only the intention for protecting the emotions, or protecting one's "fuel." Considering the queue of questions, we will move on from here to the next question. [Larissa] Anxiety seems to be a growing struggle for many these days. I understand that anxiety relates to fears/focus on the future while depression is a focus on the past. For a person who has difficulty identifying that they are in fact competent and understanding ‘why’ they feel overwhelmed/anxious/fearful, what tools can we use for ourselves or to assist a person in uncovering contributors to anxiety and help to shift our/their anxiety from a negative and debilitating concern to one that can be more easily understood and navigated, and eventually leads to our/their “recovery” (for lack of a better word), neutrality, or and/or healing? Any additional insight you can share on the topic is welcome and appreciated. MEntity: First, we will say that Depression can also be about the future, but is a more resigned position from that of anxiety. Anxiety would like to regain control, while Depression may have resigned that there is no control. In both cases, an underlying issue is the same: one cannot find themselves in any position of beneficial influence in their internal stories, images, possibilities, etc. The conditions you describe could be more of a syndrome than a mood, so it is also important for us to note here that a response from us in broader terms may not be able to address the mix of issues that contribute to one's anxiety or depression. In general, the healing measures that can help would begin with a return to some semblence of control. Since both Anxiety and Depression are about helplessness, it can be beneficial to direct the attention toward some area in which that person can rekindle his or her sense of control. Often that redirection of attention can be in the most surprising of ways that then cascades a return to confidence across the spectrum. For example, arranging a bouquet of flowers in a vase. This may seem useless, but that focus on such beauty and how one can enhance it with some nurturing moves, can be quite healing. Or an effort to smile. This can seem useless, as well, but making the concerted effort to smile, and then holding that for 30 seconds, can help ignite the sense of levity and energy that would be useful for dealing with the anxiety or depression. So, as a general response, we can only suggest here that ANY return of participation in ANY action that brings a sense of contribution and control is useful here. We would suggest not dismissing even the silliest or most "useless" of efforts. These add up. Add 5 of these little events to the day of one who is depressed or anxious, and it can turn around that day. Other suggestions: petting of animals; playing with children; repairing something minor; singing the "abc song;" counting; making time to sit under a tree; etc [Tyrone] Ok: About the Mormon/Latter-Day Saint church: Would Michael say that the current portrayal of Joseph Smith's life is generally historically correct? As in mainly, what were the events surrounding the time when he reportedly was shown metal plates and translated the book of Mormon? (Was it something like higher plane beings, extraterrestrial contact, wishful dreaming, actual gold plates, Urim and Thummim, etc?) MEntity: There is very little that is accurate regarding the life of the fragment known as Joseph Smith, though much of that inaccuracy was perpetuated by the fragment, himself. This was an early Mature Priest, Artisan Cast, in Acceptance, Passion Mode, an Idealist, with double Arrogance. His zealousness compelled him to bring about his ideals at any cost, even if that meant lying. There was no channeling. The source was directly of the imagination of the fragment. With that being said, his intentions and ideals appear to have been "good," even if colored by the imprinting and paradigm at the time. The aim appears to have been toward some ideal of agape, but became mired in mythologies that ended up promoting this agape as an insularity, instead. [Philip] About the Zeta information. Is this to be taken seriously? Is this channeled material? MEntity: There are many variations on what might be phrased "zeta information." Are you asking of this, in general? And are you speaking of the off-planet species that this tends to refer to? [Philip] What I am seeing is about a Planet X and a pole shift on earth. Yes, off planet species MEntity: Your question is quite broad, so our response will be, as well: to take the information you are coming across seriously, or not, is up to you. We cannot make that choice for you. In terms of a group of off-planet species generally referred to as "zetas," this has gone wildly into the realm of symbolism, and not accuracy. Though there are species that are similar to the descriptions often offered, the use of "Zeta" to group them is about as accurate as describing Humans, chimpanzees, and apes as "American." The symbolism of these aliens have come to be the replacement for what were once considered demons. In other words, they are a modern construct of personified fears, in many instances (not all). The species referred to, in general, are not as sinister as are often depicted. In terms of "Planet X" and a "pole shift," there is some validity to the fact that there are "planets" in trajectories that could be worrisome for Earthlings. Though we are not certain as to when any of these may be of necessity for concern, we do not think it is any time soon. As for Pole Shifts, these occur all of the time. They are not unusual. The pole shifts often referred to as being on a scale of massive destruction or change has never happened. We know that it is possible, but highly unlikely. [Juni] How is it possible to tell the difference between (and validate) when one has had actual contact/conversation with others while sleeping versus it being "just a dream" and is there cording happening when it's the former? MEntity: If you dream about a person, you are most likely in some form of contact with that person. Even your sex dreams about a celebrity are "real," in that regard. The Astral Plane is not restricted to known or appropriate relationships, and this is why you might even have sexual dreams about a family member. In the Astral Plane, sexual exchanges are not exploitative or ugly. They are forms of nurturing, support, and resonance. This is often carried back into the waking state as disturbing or distracting, because of the rules of relationships in the Physical Plane, but one can simply let them be what they were, and not impose temporal concerns on them. The Physical Plane is not burdened by those Astral relationships/contact, beyond the memory of the person dreaming, and what he or she chooses to do with that. In most cases, it is quite specific to the need of the dreamer, and not the one dreamed about. We emphasized sexual exchanges here, but we speak of any exchanges. And, yes, Cording does get involved. In most cases, the Cord would have had to have been in place already. If you dream of communication with someone you know you know in the dream, but do not know in waking state, it is often the case that you simply do not have a current incarnation that can reference that fragment very easily to you. If you dream of an exchange with someone who is faceless, or is vague, it is often an exchange with some facet or extension of yourself. [ViP1] Hi Michael, I have a couple of questions about Essence attributes. First, do the frequency and focused/creative energy ratio of an Essence remain fixed across all of the Spark's grand cycles? Or are they chosen anew, from scratch, at the beginning of each grand cycle? Second, do the roles in Essence have frequencies of their own (separate from the frequency of the Essence itself?) I have read from another channeler's channeling of you, that the roles do have such frequencies, ranging from Warrior (lowest) to Priest (highest), and that the frequency of a Role implies how "solidly" a Personality of that Role would be in touch with and connected to the tangible world around them (the lower the frequency, the more connected). Is this valid? MEntity: In response to your first question: Yes, Frequency and Focused/Creative Energy is locked across all Grand Cycles within a universe. These are the very unique "signatures" that identify a fragment with or without a Role. Once that signature is claimed, that fragment is capable of being recognized and identified, even upon return to the most conclusive oneness that is Tao. The Roles, however, also carry their own frequency, but that is only in terms of inherent characteristics that are then overridden by any individual Essence. So there is validity to the fact of more solid Roles, and less solid Roles, and that solid or less solid effect is a generality in each lifetime. However, the more one Manifests Essence, the more one's own Frequency begins to override any solidity or liquidity. In earlier Grand Cycles, the Frequency of the Essences will tend to gravitate toward the range that is inherent in the Roles, but as one's number of Grand Cycles rise, the differences between the Frequency and the inherent range of the Role can be quite drastic. Those who are in False Personality will tend to be experienced and be navigating based on the default of the Role. Those who are in True Personality will tend to be experienced and be navigating based on the Frequency of Essence. Between lives, and in terms of Review, the default of the Role will tend to be the case in the earlier lifetimes, and then, eventually, the Essence's own Frequency is owned and used. The above is meant in the context of how one processes experiences. However one processes experiences, the Frequency will still be static. [brian] Hi Michael, could you describe what Narcissism is in relation to the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual bodies and how to reduce or eliminate its causes and effects, both internally and towards others? MEntity: Narcissism, in relation to the different bodies, would simply be a matter of contexts for where narcissism is upheld. It would not be much different in any of those contexts, though. Narcissism is often an extreme of either Arrogance or Self-deprecation, and is developed as a means of protecting what has come to be accepted as the most fragile thing in one's life: THE SELF. Those in extreme Self-deprecation or Arrogance where valid narcissism has developed will tend to have a very difficult time hearing, or listening, to anything that contradicts their conclusions; will have a very difficult time focusing on anything other than the preservation or serving of the self; will actively or passively refuse to accept that any social rules or contracts are applicable to them; will often hear any insights or suggestions for help to be merely criticisms and insults to them; will tend to default to the distraction of blame of anything other than the self for what goes awry in the life; and will tend to consider any instances of helplessness, anger, or depression to be the cause of someone else. Or something else. So the key for addressing this, even though it is an extreme, is the same for addressing any issues of self-esteem. It can be a long road to recovery, but the individual would have to come to terms with the fact of fragility in others, as a way to recognize the strengths within the self. This is because the one thing that locks those in Self-deprecation or Arrogance away from confidence is the idea that they are somehow less than what another person wishes them to be, or more than what another person can handle. To address someone in Narcissism, we would have to discuss with that person, specifically, the more detailed suggestions that could help that are relative to the causes of that person's fears. In general, though, the narcissist can start by allowing his or her fragility, and honoring that fragility in others. [brian] Is it possible for someone in Narcissism to actually care about others, even if they have difficulty expressing it appropriately? Or are they truly "in it for themselves?" MEntity: The irony here is that this can then become a source of empathy and strength that no longer requires defenses. Brian, that tends to depend on Soul Age. The younger souls tend toward this condition as a form of near-erotic love and admiration for the self as a way to compensate for that which feels makes him or her so different from others. Older souls will tend to go in the other direction, despising themselves, and desperately seeking to be rescued from the trap of those differences that define them, thus creating many inappropriate scenarios, or constant crossing of boundaries. This is not to say that the narcissist does not care, but that the caring is often conditional on how well it distracts the narcissist from his own disgust. So the older narcissist would want to begin to treat himself or herself with the same eagerness to care and nurture and love as he or she would any other person. [wyatt] Why are there identical pyramid structures erected in various ancient civilizations when historical records haven't indicated the civilizations have had contact with each other previously? As in Mayan mexico and indonesia/bali/Cambodia [MikeClev] (China...) MEntity: Wyatt, the ideas for the architecture was from off-planet species, and those were shared among those civilizations, even as those civilizations were disparate. That is the general answer we can offer. There are nuances, and variations, of course. [wyatt] will the off planet species strike again? MEntity: We would not describe it as "strike," but yes. Wyatt, our idea of "soon" may not be accurate to the Physical Plane, but we have yet to see a probability over the next 50 to 100 years that does not include contact with off-planet species on an open and wide scale. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.
  11. 2007 Overleaves

    2007 OVERLEAVES Here is our perspective of the energy for the time period of your new year 2007 in terms of "Overleaves." Though energies shift, change, and adapt all year, there is a general energy that can be said to affect the calendar year, at least in terms of your shared reality. Our Overleaves system can be used to describe any collection of energies, ranging from the dynamics of the actual Personality to the general “mood” of a room, society, fictional character, theme of groups, or a planet’s general atmosphere of consciousness. In addition to this, when a block of time is selected, that time frame can be translated into a description of energies based on what we perceive as the momentum of events, consciousness, and choices that will POTENTIALLY contribute to that period of time. The Overleaves for a year, then, are our interpretation of those events, consciousness, and choices as we see that they are most likely to be brought to bear in your world. The more participating one is in “the world,” the more likely these energies will be of concern, though one’s inactivity does not exempt one from world or local energies, anymore than staying inside can take away the fact of a rainstorm. The rainstorm outside can have as much an effect on one inside as on one who is outside, depending on personal interpretations and experiences of that rainstorm. The very basic energy, or basic context, of a year can be described in two Overleaves: the Role and the Center. These two basic energies are those that can contribute to your year feeling "comfortable" or "challenged" during the year unfolding, depending on your own Overleaves and your method of participation in "the world." These two energies are most obvious in the first three months of a year, but their effects will remain steady throughout the year. In addition to these basic energies, the GOAL of the year will become implemented in those first three months, approximately. It can be said that ALL of the Overleaves we use to describe the year are in effect ALL year, but the particular frames of time described below are the "seasonal" emphasis of those particular Overleaf qualities. General “Seasonal” Energy emphasis: The ENTIRE YEAR is based within the energies of the ROLE and CENTERING. January through March implements and emphasizes the GOAL. April through June implements and emphasizes the MODE. July through September implements and emphasizes the ATTITUDE. October through December implements and emphasizes the CHIEF FEATURE. With all of that being explained, we would describe the highest probable energy for the year 2007 with these Overleaves: 2007 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Warrior CENTERING: Higher Intellectual PART OF CENTER: n/a GOAL: Dominance MODE: Observation ATTITUDE: Realist CHIEF FEATURES: Stubbornness While we do not, and cannot, "predict", we can share with you what these energies may mean for you in the year ahead, but first, we will look at the previous year as a means to help put the current year into perspective. Last year started and ended within the context of Emotional energies, following the Higher Emotional energies of 2005. In years described as Higher in Centering, there are events that show up as fairly global in impact and shock, while in years of Lower Centering, the emphasis is usually cumulative and local. With the impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami at the near-beginning of 2005 and Hurricane Katrina later in 2005, the year of 2006 may have seemed fairly quiet. In any year with Higher-Center emphasis, the impact is usually of a global nature, and any Emotional-oriented year tends to manifest itself literally and symbolically through the element of Water. One can see that 2005 was water-oriented in terms of global impact; however, 2006 was Emotionally-centered, yet there were fairly few water-related disasters, or disasters, in general. We would say in response to this observation that the additional Emotional year of 2006 that followed the previous two years of emotional energy (following the Emotional Centering of 2004, the Higher Emotional Centering of 2005) was actually an attempt at respite for grounding the emotions back into something bearable again. In other words, if one were to look at last year’s Centering, we described it as Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part. As there was a general, collective interest in healing emotional wounds from the past, this could only be done through the grounding provided by the addition of Moving energy. Bringing in Moving energy helped bridge the Emotions and Intellect. For instance, movies began to be released in 2006 as expressions of this grounding, depicting the most devastating disasters of the most recent years in ways that helped many come to terms with, explore, or face their feelings. This is a very simple example of the Moving part expressing itself as a form of healing the rift between Intellect and Emotion. With this undercurrent of Moving Energy, the common denominator among most accidents and disasters throughout 2006 was actually GRAVITY-related or GROUND-related. Mining disasters; collapses of buildings; dropping, or misguiding, of airplanes; ground wars; etc. were the more local, cumulative effects of 2006. In your personal world, the emotional energy of 2006 may have manifested in literal leakages, plumbing issues, small floods, and even random, emotional breakdowns that led to tears, though you may have also brought in the balance of Moving Energy through physical ailments, physical accidents, falling down, collisions, etc., anything that brought your attention to the processes of the Body in relation to your Emotions and Intellect. However it manifested for you in 2006, the point was to bring to the surface the emotions relating to the past as a means to help make room for your future. Now we will look at the basic energies that appear to be unfolding for 2007: With the context of WARRIOR being emphasized this year, order, structure, police forces, protection, loyalty, judicial systems, politics, home, and family will most likely be highlighted throughout the year. For the most part, we see a strong momentum for a major, global debate with one side emphasizing tradition and the other side emphasizing progression, in varying contexts. What has come to be passively accepted as a basic structure of society in many areas of the world will most likely find an emphasis on a complete revamping of that structure, with conflict arising between those who wish against any change (or, at least, a return to past traditions), and those who wish to support an evolution and update to accommodate the necessity of empathy in a Mature world. While this could be said to have been going on in the world for a long time, we merely point out that 2007 will find this to be a stronger emphasis than usual on settling the debate. Because this is an Ordinal Role year, the impact of this debate will most likely permeate even the most passive of homes, bringing up personal issues of structure, order, loyalty, and politics within the individual home and family. Many issues that may have been hidden, repressed, or tolerated will now find themselves brightly highlighting the home and requiring a creative solution for all to find peace. As this is a Warrior year, we also see a strong emphasis on self-help, personal development, and relationship improvements. Anything that stands in the way of loyalty within or without will most likely be brought out for examination. We also see a return to physical objects over intangible objects, such as a need to hold books and newspapers as a means for gathering knowledge, rather than just through the internet. In light of that, we have seen a new line of electronic products to be released that emphasizes this very tangibility, giving retrospective designs to more intimate electronics so as to return a sense of touch. With the Warrior energy of the year being highlighted, we can also state that this year would be, in general, a year of TOUCH, bringing a sense of importance to texture, environment, and human interactivity in ways that may have been missing for some time. The Warrior energy will also bring about a prominence of attention for those deemed to be “underdogs,” or in need of strong support. We believe this will be most apparent in the continued announcements of those who wish to make a difference in the political and social circles affecting large populations. Underdogs who would normally have no chance in politics will now have a chance to generate strong support for elections to come. On the less-comfortable side of all of this, weaponry will also be highlighted throughout 2007, with announcements revealing warring tools that might be deemed “terrifying.” Gun use, gun abuse, and gun accidents may also find a strong rise in numbers over 2007. Those who work in fields of politics, order, justice, authority, guidance, will most likely find PERSUASION to be of utmost importance, which is an emphasis on encouraging others to CHOOSE to do what is best for them, rather than push them, bully them, or scare them into doing what has been deemed as “best.” We believe a strong shift in politics and media will have communication geared toward the encouragement of intelligence of individual choice, rather than as pre-packaged concepts and perceptions expected to be consumed without question. On the more restrictive side of the Warrior energy for the year, some may express this as COERCION, which is a forcing of direction upon another, and this will most likely not be met with passivity. 2007 brings a shift toward a feeling of motivation, purpose, meaning as a result of the Warrior energy, so we suspect that this will bring up a great deal of exciting prospects for most of our students, though some of you may simply interpret this supportive energy as a “slam” against you, emphasizing your failures and distance from your intended goals. However you experience this wave of energy for the year, it will do you well to remember that how you experience this is YOUR interpretation, as the energy is neutral. You are not trapped by your interpretations. As usual, it is not uncommon for the Role of the year to also bring to the media those who have strong Overleaves or Role that is resonant to that energy. As this is a Warrior year, it will not be surprising to have a great deal of Warriors brought into the media’s light, with varying reasons, along with a higher proportion of Warriors exiting the planet over the year. In addition to this, it will not be surprising to find yourself in contact with more Warriors or in more intimate contact with Warriors in your personal life. The year ahead is centered in the HIGHER INTELLECTUAL, which is an emphasis on higher inspiration and TRUTH. As we have stated before, a year that emphasizes a higher center is a year that tends toward global impact of events, disasters, revelations, shifts, etc. This will most likely be another of those years with a startling focus on exposure, the “truth,” and deep, personal meaning behind the force of Choice, individually and collectively. Another angle of exploration regarding this energy would be through the highlighting of TELEPATHY. In this case, telepathy may be as simple as the word implies, with the paranormal capabilities of humans being showcased in some way, or it may have varying meaning, such as surprising cross-species communications and revelations. For those who wish to remain locked in tradition and familiarity (as mentioned earlier), the Higher Intellectual energy may be quite uncomfortable to process, as it will be very difficult to reconcile refusing to change after knowing “the truth.” With a strong focus on the importance of Truth, this year may bring a great deal of tears, as tears are the biological reaction to the acceptance of Truth. It may help you to remember that your seemingly unwarranted tears may actually be a higher function of embrace as the year unfolds. DOMINANCE will be the underlying theme of emphasis this year, and especially over the first few months of your year. Most fragments seem to be experiencing this as a “soft determination” for making much-needed changes in the life. We state “soft determination” because we can also see that many of you are quite exhausted, uninspired, and this determination will require some patience and time to fully find its footing. As January passes, most of you will probably find that footing and begin to sense a renewed control over your choices, your feelings, and your futures. In the world, this energy will most likely show up as prominent personalities taking very powerful and deliberate stances in the media as a means to implement some form of transformational change. Of course, there will be those who do this through genuine leadership, and those who simply stand as dictators, wishing to impose their force. Not only does this have a strong possibility of standing out in your media, but in your personal life, as well. As you open to the changes you wish to implement in your life, you will either find yourself embodying Dominance, or attracting another person to help guide you through those changes. It will be up to you to discern whether you have turned to a dictatorial version of yourself, or a dictatorial person, as a form of guidance. If you find yourself in that position, it will do you will to return yourself to a state of “soft determination,” bringing a gentleness, silence, and patience to the motivation for change. With WARRIOR, HIGHER INTELLECTUAL, and DOMINANCE being the most emphasized energy in these first few months, we would suggest two specific approaches to help you benefit from that energy: ONE: EMBRACE CHANGE. This appears to be another pivotal year in terms of directions for personal lives, societies, and countries. It is not a time of peace or rest, but a time of shifting and evolution. This energy can be experienced as turbulent, or exciting, but it is as natural and as neutral as the collective growth of your own body. It is not an imposition, but it is natural. Those who embrace change tend toward adaptability and improved maturity of intelligence and emotions, while those who refuse change, or find it to be an imposition, tend to retreat into regressive positions of intelligence and feelings. While both choices are valid, it can do wonders for the individual living within a world of change to actively participate in those changes. TWO: DO WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO. In a year that emphasizes truth, change, leadership, and inspiration, it will help your position within your life, your community, and your world to actually DO what you intended to do. Follow through. Make a plan. Set up a chart for progress. Get started. Do just that ONE thing that you’ve always put off. The fulfillment within the progress of that active participation in your life will greatly increase your sense of adaptability to change, since you will be gently leading your choices in directions you wish to create, rather than merely rolling with the shifts that may appear to be happening around you. In light of all of this energy to start the year, it may be helpful to think of CHANGE and DOING and TRUTH as ingredients of PEACE. To the extent that one, or all, can adapt, do what is wanted to be done, and evolve to embrace higher truths, is the extent to which a world has the capacity for true peace. Happy New Year. -Michael
  12. [Michael Entity] Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin with an energy report to which you may ask questions after. The energy report we are sharing is for September of 2007. As you enter into the last month of emphasis on the Attitude of Realist, the reality of its effect may begin to become more apparent. So far, the emphasis has been gentle for the most part, if not a bit surreal, ironically, but the edges of reality are now up for examination and this may feel a bit harsh in comparison. When we say "edges of reality," we simply refer to the sharper points, the outlines and lines that hold the shapes of your beliefs and perceptions. Inside these lines, there is space and softness in which to move, but when examining the lines, you are dealing with "edges," which are not as pleasant in many cases. Over September, many of you may find that the lines holding your perceptions together actually change as a way to alter the forms that make up many of your manifestations. In other words, the CONTENT may be something you wish to keep, but the FORMS may change. This is where the "harshness" can come in. Often there is an attachment to FORM, even when CONTENT is unfulfilling; or there is an addiction to the CONTENT, even when the FORM is inappropriate. In this case, some of you have found FORMS that may be up for change, and it would do you well to understand and trust that the core of what you seek WILL NOT DISAPPEAR, even if the form changes. The FORMS will not actually disappear for most of you, but the opening for more appropriate forms will be apparent and available, if you so choose to allow room for those in your reality. We realize all of this may seem vague, but as September unfolds, it may become clearer as to what we refer. In short, allowing space, trust, and compassion for the shifts and rearrangements around you over September will allow for the beauty that is intended by these shifts. KEY Thoughts over September might be: -LETTING GO OF FORM DOES NOT MEAN LOSS -BEING FULFILLED THROUGH appropriate FORM AND appropriate CONTENT IS OKAY TO HAVE AND WANT (it doesn't have to be one or the other) -LOVE, ANYWAY There are no particular dates of note over September in terms of energy shifts, though the last few days of September and the first few days of October could be said to be a shift into a peaceful comprehension of the year-to-date, with many aspects finally "making sense" on levels of the head and heart. We suggest for you to "make sense" of your changes in the weeks following September, because it may be difficult to comprehend during the weeks of September. We will take your questions now, if you have any. [Pathfinder] In a way the report answers my question, it will be interesting to see September unfold. So I'll hold off til next month on questions. [Ocean] In my case, Form and Content feel like they relate to the place that I live in Maine, and the possibility of a move west.... up to now, I have felt that letting go of my apartment would be "loss".... I know I have to trust and flow, but how do I know where the "best" place to be is? I feel i may have agreements to complete in both places. I feel very much in flux right now. [Michael Entity] First, we would clarify that TRUST is based on experience (as opposed to FAITH, which is based in lack of experience), so it is important to refer to your history of change wherein you have landed on your feet and made the "best" of anything you have chosen. Flow is important, but that does not mean a lack of questioning and concern. You appear to us to be "flowing" quite well, even as you navigate deliberately. In terms of the "best" place to be, this can be resolved by examining and comparing the Content that you seek, but also examine how it manifests. For instance, two places can have a strong emphasis on creativity and community, but one emphasizes this in schools of children, while another emphasizes this in communities of adults. Looking at your options in terms of FORM is one of your last considerations. You have found the CONTENTS, now thoroughly examine the FORMS. Ultimately, the trust you use to navigate your choices is fairly resonant between your Personality and Essence, so we see that your experience, wherever you choose to go, will most likely be "the best choice." [Ocean] thank you so much [JodiYeager] Thanks Michael. My question is one of form and content I think. It started out a month or so ago with a reality switch that I became aware of due to the changes in the bushes in my front yard, followed by the death of my ex and the retirement of my partner followed by the death of my mother. My question is, this switch in reality and the events of the past month or so, why did I choose this reality, is the other that I left harder, or perhaps easier as in less accelerated. I feel a bit of a top spinning out of control and having no anchor. [Michael Entity] Keep in mind that your choices CREATE your reality, not so much that you choose a reality as if it is intact before you "get there." Much of what you experience as "spinning out of control" is simply a matter of valid processing that is not confined by time or space or dimension, and "wherever" you might be in terms of realities, it will still be your choice as to how you feel about that processing. The intensity of so many changes in such a short period of time is not meaningful beyond the fact that you have created a reality that embraces the choices of others, too, which means they will die, retire, and love as they wish. That effort to love that broadly is Good Work. You have a lot to digest, accept, process, so it is not surprising that there is a bit of disorientation in terms of your daily life. The routines of life can seem trivial and draining in the shadow of profound processing, but that's why they are routines: to allow some amount of automation during the various levels of processing. There are other versions of this reality for your Essence where the Personality processes events differently, but to compare these realities is not helpful for you "here." If you preferred a different reality, you would be "there." [JodiYeager] It seems to me that both form and content are mutable and totally fluid, choice of what forms and content are "empty waiting to be filled for me" and that during this processing, form and content will be chosen. [Michael Entity] The basic CONTENT that is needed at this time in your current reality is simply COMFORT, HEALING, and INSIGHT. The FORM that it takes is up to you, but that Content is available. Looking around you and embracing the Content that is available in various Forms would do you well in getting your feet back on the ground, a sense of presence again, and an acceptance of this reality. We will conclude here. Good day to each of you.
  13. MICHAEL SPEAKS Online 080507 [Michael Entity] AUGUST ENERGY REPORT (as given in the upcoming August podcast) August brings with it an ethereal angle, which is not a contradiction to the Realism (attitude) in place. August appears to us to be a time of retrospection and a unique use of the past as a means to build the present in a better way. By "better" we mean with the intent to increase a sense of wider fulfillment beyond the self. August will lean toward being more group- and community-oriented, not only with the sense of how to better interact and build together, but also with a strange sense of surrealism. The retrospection is fairly understandable as part of the process of a year, but the surrealism may be a bit disorienting to some of you. The surrealism is due to a kind of "hyper-realism" as August unfolds, bringing an energy that allows for perception beyond the immediately tangible. Many of you may feel a sense of lightness, or great amounts of space, among your cells and atoms. This could be said to be an extension of the internal exploration started in July, but on vastly broader levels than the immediate life, memories, and experiences. August may easily be described by some of you as a sense of floating, untethered and dreamy, but rooted and serious in its focus on improving QUALITY among your exchanges. Questions that may arise are: DO I CONTRIBUTE TO LIFE IN A WAY THAT I WISH LIFE WOULD CONTRIBUTE FOR ME? DO I CONTRIBUTE TO MY RELATIONSHIPS IN A WAY THAT I WISH THEY WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO ME? DO I REALLY KNOW HOW TO LOVE, TELL THE TRUTH, AND USE MY ENERGY IN A WAY THAT IS ALIGNED WITH WHO I REALLY AM? Looking at these questions over August can bring you some profound insights. The theme could be described, then, as CONTEXT; living, thinking, acting, giving, receiving, communicating, and being in CONTEXT. The ability to realistically discern the appropriate context of your various moments is a form of important evolution for the soul and personality. In the end, August may bring some strength to your ability to keep your perspective clear as to the whole of a context, instead of the limited or distorted contexts that often plague a difficult life. A key phrase for August could be said to be: BE BIGGER. Be bigger than the moment, bigger than the disappointment, bigger than the expectation or the effort or the results, bigger than the day. Just... Be Bigger. Make psychological space in your cells and atoms for all potential and possibility as a means to allow more creativity and acceptance in the life. And then embrace it all. END OF AUGUST REPORT [cimmarron] Hello Michael. Can you discuss helpful ways to build the immune system and some holistic ways Troy can improve his health? [Michael Entity] There are many physical efforts, including activity, diet, and supplements, that can sustain or rebuild an immune system, all of which would be in different forms and intake for each individual, but the one, single aspect that is directly related to the state of an immune system is the state of SELF-ESTEEM. This is true of all fragments. The state of the immune system is proportional to the state of self-esteem. Exercise, diet, and supplements can slightly counter the impact of low self-esteem/low immunity, but without addressing the depth of confidence and acceptance of the self, the immune system can still fluctuate to a state that is just as dangerous to the health. The immune system fluctuates for all fragments, relative to the Personality's sense of self-esteem, and allows for processes to occur on a physical, tangible level that were refused to be addressed on more emotional and intellectual levels. From the most terminal of illnesses to the most trivial of "colds," this is true. It could be said that in the transition of your world from Young to Mature, the greatest plague among you is the perpetuation of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and acceptance of self, which is the root of all vulnerability to illnesses and injuries. This is not to say that all illnesses and injuries are "your fault" because you simply have low self-esteem, but it is to say that there is an equation at work here that is consistent. In Troy's case, there is a great need to overhaul his concept of self in relation to physical plane and emotional resonances. He is a fine example of the most spirited, lively, and active of Personalities (like many of you) who have adapted to your wounds, instead of healing them, choosing, instead, to focus on crisis, struggle, helping others, expression, or any other means to direct the attention away from those wounds. As with any physical wound that remains open and unattended, even emotional wounds can eventually become "infected" to an extent that demands attention. As we have always stated that one of the final lessons of the Physical Plane is in the experience of loving the self, and embodying agape, it could be said that this is prompted by the many lifetimes of wounding that will eventually find healing from that state. In other words, a major part of why you seek to love and be loved is because you also wish to be complete and healed, which is what you will be in your final lifetimes. This very motivation is also part of why you reject loving and being loved, as this means looking at wounds to which you have ignored or to which you have adapted, fooling yourselves into thinking you are "doing just fine." Without diminishing the beauty of who you are and what you have accomplished in terms of your personal growth, acceptance, and loving, we can easily say that none of you are actually "doing just fine." You all need help. You all need each other. You all can find wholeness in NOT doing just fine, and giving up the imprinting of the Young Soul era of constant justification for your existence. You do not exist alone, nor do you exist as means to only prove your existence was worth it. We realize we have responded more broadly for all of you and not just for Troy, but while his position now is defined the way it is, all of you can do well to address your feelings of self, and your feelings of having a right to simply BE. Our response, while broad, is just as important for Troy as it is for all of you. In terms of the physical plane effortst for supporting the immune system, we would agree with most who are educated about the human body that an increase in fresh fruits, vegetables, and a reduction of processed foods, refined sugars, and stimulants, along with a great increase in intake of water, can do wonders for at least stabalizing the immune system. [Kathryn41] my question feels so frivolous after that wonderful information. VBG! It is actually more of a quick observation, than a question . . . however, would it be fair to say that the August energy report resonates to a "Spiritualist" attitude? [Michael Entity] The energy we described is based in the variations of energy related to REALIST, but this is not in conflict with any other Attitude. The only conflict between Overleaves is always based in the position of expression between the Positive and Negative Poles. Positive Poles are never in conflict, while Negative Poles are almost always in conflict. With that being said, it might be true that those who are Spiritualists will find the more etheric, expanded energy of August to be more familiar than, say, the Cynic. However, because this broader perspective is also rooted in Realism, this can be challenging to the Spiritualist, especially if coming from the Negative Pole. [Ann] I would like to ask more about the notion of "justification of existence". Can Michael say more about how we feel the need to do this? Does it have something to do with toting up our "accomplishments"/ How much of it is imprinting? (sorry for the vagueness. Fying by the seat of my pants here) How does one step away from this justification? [Michael Entity] Part of the dynamic of being a Young Soul is to justify the presence and existence of self. This influence is still quite strong in your world, as you may have observed, despite the actual Soul Age of a fragment. For the Older Soul, this pressure can be a constant weight that makes no sense, but is still addressed with a great amount of attention. We wish to make clear that it is NOT necessary for Young Souls to justify their existence, but that there is a consistent inclination to believe that this is necessary, thus it becomes a part of the dynamic of Young Soul environments. It is an exhausting and daunting way of living for the Older Soul to endure this pressure, falling into the obligation to be tangibly productive, sustaining social standards of success, showing observable ambition, and relegating Play Time to a space and time that is rarely visited. When we say that many feel an obligation to "justify their existence," we mean that it is not enough for most of you to simply breath in life, to embrace love and kindness, to express joy. You must find REASONS for it, or only collect and express these things in relation to how rewarded you feel you deserve to be for what you have contributed. Because the standards for defining your worth are so superficial in most cases (financial stability, recognition, promotion, praise, working hard, rejecting playfulness, indulging in struggle) the Older Soul simply doesn't have the energy or motivation to "play along." This, then, contributes to the division felt between the self and the world. However, the Older Soul still "goes through the motions" of existing in this paradigm since it is so pervasive, thus betraying the self on a daily basis, diminishing the self-esteem. It is not that the Older Soul cannot play along in the current paradigms, but it is only when the Older Soul "buys into" the paradigm as a conclusive, limited space for living that the impact becomes harmful. And most of you do "buy into" it. What we mean by this is that most of you do not "look up" from your struggles for years before asking, "What the hell am I doing??!!" Many of you ask this question and then put your energy back into the same patterns, but some of you ask this and make the changes that allow room for your Being. To step away from the justification for your existence can be as simple as DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO (making the choices that lead you toward what you want, not what you think you must have), but more importantly than doing what you want to do is learning how to choose to HAVE FUN DOING WHAT YOU END UP DOING. It is not uncommon for any Soul Age to have to do what one doesn't want to do, but there is never a need to permanently perpetuate your distaste for that part of life. There are ways to always find joy or create joy in some way, either as a complement to the struggle, as a space after the struggle, or as pockets within the struggles. In the end, you exist with or without proving your worth in productivity. Consider this: If your life is an unlimited tap of water, it makes sense to relegate much of it to things you wish to grow around you, (and what you water is what you get), but you must DRINK of this life, too. Many of you continue to water many things around you, but never drink of your own source. All of you may choose to live in whatever way you feel inclined, but we share this with you so that you may also remember that it is your right, your choice, and your eventual evolution to realize that all of this is YOURS, with or without permission, approval, or productivity. It's YOUR life. And you are the source of it. Drink up. [rvolkman] While living in the physical plane, we are faced with choices that may raise fears and cause us to avoid doing things that we believe we truly want to do, or even to become "frozen in place". Knowing that we are completely safe as timeless souls, how can we integrate that knowledge and "feel" that safety at all times and in all things? [Michael Entity] It is quite difficult for most Personalities to reconcile the reality of the Essence's absolute safety vs the temporary, often painful, reality of being Physical as a Personality within a short period of time and space. Even the oldest of souls can be terrified of death, danger, and pain. Knowing "you" are absolutely safe in the scheme of things as an energy does not bring confidence and peace to the Personality who also knows that it will die, can be harmed, and wishes to avoid danger, however, part of the process of evolution for every soul is in the ACCEPTANCE OF BOTH REALITIES. It is not necessary to pretend that you are absolutely safe, because you are not absolutely safe, at least not in terms that the physical body can comprehend, and the physical body will do all it can to preserve itself, with or without your higher perceptions. It is okay to acknowledge the reality of your timelessness and absolute safety in terms of the soul and energy, but it is also part of your evolution to acknowledge that the "you" that "you" are in this life is the only time "you" will be that "you." It makes sense to feel a need to preserve this for as long as possible, as the Body and Personality do so love to be alive. However, what one can do is learn to assess life's choices more accurately than one was taught to do. By this we mean that MOST choices ARE NOT THREATENING to you or your body. Most fragments turn many potential choices into situations of magnitude that are disproportionate to the actual impact of the various potentials. It is a natural form of navigation to anticipate danger and harm within the range of potentials when making choices, but many of you experience these considerations as REALITY and then respond accordingly. Over time, many of you have programmed your navigational skills to simply highlight all danger and then to avoid those potentials. What one must learn to do, eventually, is to assess the potential for joy, for delight, for thrills, for love, and to start finding that most choices are worth the risk, especially when one can honestly see that there is very little potential for actual, physical harm. What one will do, eventually then, is to make choices that have assessed all of the potential possibilities of joy and happiness, rather than only navigating as a means to avoid danger. When one feels "frozen" in the attempt to move forward, especially in a direction that might seem to have potential for joy, one must only acknowledge gently the importance of the fear that only wishes to protect you, and then teach yourself something new for you to know: that you will survive most of your choices, even if they don't pan out the way you imagine. It is not a lie, or a fantastical myth, for us to state that all forms of sentience are designed by default to seek pleasure, happiness, and laughter, NOT to avoid danger. Only the body is designed to avoid danger. This is why we have said that to be embodied is a struggle between the sacred and profane, which must eventually find resolution. That resolution is often found in the sweet comfort of living as your Essence, and finding it your responsibility to understand the moments of fear, helping the self to navigate from a place that teaches the body and Personality that MOST of life is fun and pleasant, if not hilarious and playfully absurd, but not the constant danger that might always be anticipated. We have more to say about this, but we believe this is a good start for pondering the potentials for pleasure over danger in your choices. We will conclude here for now. Good day to each of you.