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  1. November 6, 2005 Troy Tolley, Channel Michael Chat – Open Floor [Michael_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. You may begin your questions and as we understand it, Lori is first. [upstaate] I am asking for a Mini Energy Report for this month. [Michael_Entity] November marks the middle of the cycle emphasizing the processing of this year’s Chief Features of Self-deprecation and Arrogance on a collective level. This means that you have entered the psychological season, so to speak, which will allow the processing of the fears that are collectively generated in response to “inadequacies” and “vulnerabilities.” In most cases, this season of processing the collective fears is not done intimately, but played out in politics or larger-scale events. In this season, the emphasis on inadequacies and vulnerabilities has been glaringly evident in American politics. Even the concept of “Democracy” is being scrutinized to the point of revealing the absurdity of its lack of true implementation and weak points. There is a “quiet storm” brewing in the American (north) politics and November appears to be a pivotal month in defining how that will play out publicly. We are not speaking ominously, but simply stating the obvious: revelations are on the horizon and they will occur with grace or they will occur with tragedy, but probabilities show that they WILL occur; more specifically, a “domino-effect” of infrastructure collapse in what you call your current government (in the United States). When we state that that this “will” happen, we realize this word implies solid prediction, but we say that word in response to a 97% probability. In other words, the momentum is in place, regardless of how drastic a change might be made at this point, and is headed toward a “wall.” It is highly likely this momentum will hit that wall. At this time, we simply do not see your current President of the United States completing his term. We can also state this with some amount of unusual certainty because of the anticipation of those in the Astral; “all eyes” are focused for “the show.” To summarize the “mini-report,” then, in terms of world events: it appears most of you will find some kind of impact at some point as a result of the inadequacies and vulnerabilities being revealed within the current government of the United States. The pivotal period of time appears to be during this month, November, but the public results may not be obvious until later. On a more personal note, you may find yourselves walking through a period of time now wherein the flaws of OTHERS seem to be taking their toll on you. Distractions with the failures of OTHERS may be used to your advantage as a means to avoid your own flaws and vulnerabilities. This year's passage through the season of Chief Features appears to have a stronger emphasis than usual. A great many things have happened in the world over your year that have left the public angry and in want of finding someone to blame. Some years move through the Chief Feature season with ease and other years are buried in its emphasis. This year's months of October, November, and December may find each of you with at least one major challenge involving how to maneuver through the effects on you because of another person's choices or actions. It is a powerful opportunity to explore your own Overleaves, how you respond to the flaws and choices of others as they impact you, and doing this from the angle of the positive poles and make a shift in the dynamic that would normally leave you trapped. Regardless of your own Chief Features, there will still be an emphasis around you in relation to the year's chief features of Self-deprecation and Arrogance. The end of your year is always a passage through the evaluation of what you accomplished in the time that has passed since beginning of the “new year.” Therefore, November usually marks the painful passage of time wherein COMPARISONS begin to be your means of assessing your days. We suggest keeping check on your own Chief Features as you begin to find yourselves comparing. Comparing is a valid process of evaluation, but many of you use it against yourselves or against others. Reminding yourselves that it is a TOOL for use, not for abuse, will help in the month ahead. [Annsge] Deciding whether to follow up Lori's question….What are the probabilities of a complete change in government? What will this change expose? [Annsge] In US gov't? [Michael_Entity] The probabilities of a complete change are nearly inevitable, though most likely not fully implemented before another approximate 50 years. However, the current administration is precariously built in a way that as one member is: pulled into scrutiny, the entanglement from that person reveals other flaws, creating a near-cascade effect in revelation. The long-term change will be based on the exposure of a corrupt government whose impact upon the public is far more insidious and oppressive than ever considered possible. This is not sinister, but merely a result of withholding and hoarding of resources that have always been available. Much of what are concerns in the American culture and society are concerns that are utterly reversible within a single year, if resources were freed. The short-term change for which we see November as being pivotal is simply the revelation about the incompetence, manipulation, and deceit that permeates the current administration. We have always seen this presidency as the pivotal presidency that has the potential to end an outdated system of government, voting process, and public assistance. [Tmk1802] Back to basics. Is Male/Female ratio constant or does it change from life to life? [Michael_Entity] It is a constant. What changes is the ways in which this is expressed and the ways in which it is eventually balanced. The higher ratio is a good indication of how your incarnational process began, as Male bodies are 100% Male Energy and Female bodies are 100% Female Energy; therefore, if your ratio is higher Female, it is fairly safe to say that you began your incarnations in the bodies most comfortable. As the Essence evolves, so does the want for balance, so choosing bodies to counter your higher ratio begins at some point. Eventually, bodies are no longer the only means to bring balance and expression, but Events, Relationships, and Experiences are utilized. [Tibtyk] Greetings, Michael. “Essence” is, to be honest, mainly a word for me. Possibly a feeling, too, but vaguely so, at least not on a conscious level. How can I prove its existence to myself? [Tibtyk] And how to make the contact between Essence and Personality stronger, more reliable and more intimate? And, of course, more conscious. [Michael_Entity] The most powerful “proof” you have of your Essence is in any mirror you pass. It is only a matter of perception as to where you see the line drawn between “you” and “essence.” In the same way that one could ask for proof of Love, only symptoms can be highlighted or emphasized, giving an indication that something valid, yet amorphous, is involved. The line between “you” and “essence” is an illusion, so to simply see yourself as alive, animated, choosing… this is the most tangible proof. However, there are experiments to which you can invite your essence to partake. Essence delights in the opportunity to exist alongside the Personalities it creates. We cannot emphasize that enough. Much like an awkward parent standing on the sidelines from a teen who thinks he is “all that,” when Personality turns to Essence and asks if it wants to join, it is immediately available and with tremendous amounts of energy, truth, and love. Adjust your inner and outer vision to a decisive stance that you are gently and enthusiastically open to Essence. Then determine what you would like to have as “proof.” It could be as simple as a synchronicity or as complicated as a change in your life. Ask Essence to bring itself to your awareness at 7:07 every day. And watch this happen. Ask Essence to bring itself to your awareness by helping infuse you with the energy and empowerment to alter your life to a point of absolute abundance on your terms. And watch what happens. In all cases of experimentation YOU will be key. You will not see the 7:07 unless you LOOK. You will not experience the abundance you seek unless you DO. And in the end, you will then find the greatest proof of Essence, is you. [llawryf121] I've posted more detail over on the forum, but basically — what does it mean to “awaken the lightbody”? [Michael_Entity] That would be a phrase that is not one we would use, with the definition being relative to those who would use it. We suggest seeking definition with that context. In many cases of its use, we see that it is a more glamourous phrase to describe a process of owning the energy that is yours and using it in a way that we would describe as Good Work. In our system, then, it could be likened to the True Personality. Or Manifesting Essence. The fusion of Personality and Essence into a cocreative process. We believe that may help find a bridge between the original context for that phrase and how it might be translated into our system. They are the language of glamour [kittlekats41] For those scholars among us, I would appreciate any advice on how to release physical energy and injuries ‘held’ in the body or to process them more effectively [Michael_Entity] Laughing is the most powerful agent of healing for a Scholar. Laughing is result of the reconciliation of paradoxes, and paradoxes are part of the pain of a Scholar. [Carrot Wax 1] k, now my question has changed to extend this question to Sages and other roles :-) [Michael_Entity] The Scholar, more than any other Role, is more likely than any other Role to remain Emotionally isolated, generating the most elaborate of walls around his or her Personality. This Emotional isolation becomes an art and the ends to which the walls are justified by a Scholar are incredible. In many cases, the Scholar is literally clueless to the extent his walls isolate him. The effect this tends to have is a stagnancy of energy, for lack of a better phrase; the Emotional body grows “stale,” “moldy.” Laughter, then, is an immediate rush of fresh energy into the system of a Scholar, infusing for a moment the Emotional cells, so to speak. The walls that isolate the Scholar in place because the Scholar cannot reconcile some things that require an Emotional element; therefore it becomes a paradox to the Scholar and he must isolate until it is “figured out.” Until he realizes that not all things can be “figured out,” but that they can sometimes require absurd hilarity as a means to bring resolution, he is locked in a cycle of theories. For the Scholar to identify several constant, reliable sources of laughter can literally save his or her life, or at the very least, alter the flow of energy to the point of bringing peace and resolution and health to a number of areas. How absurd for us to suggest for those Scholars battling cancer to “laugh it off,” but that is precisely our point. It is not a magickal solution, but it is one through which a Scholar can then find the means to more effective solutions, if needed. We have already addressed this issue in a lengthy session in the past, offering insights for all Roles. We will include that in the transcript for this session. In that case, we believe we have addressed Matthew's question for elaboration, and will respond to Suz's question as the final question. [INSERT TRANSCRIPT EXCERPT -- taken from Michael Speaks: Conscious Connection to Essence (3 of 3)] Inherent in each Role, then is something we might call “The Great Lesson”. This is not a term we prefer, but it is one our channel found appropriate and we do not disagree, though more creative ways of seeing this will surely come from our sharing with you. Each Essence will have its “Great Lesson” and this ‘lesson’ will always recur each lifetime in some form. There will be no lifetime that does not struggle with this ‘lesson,’ however briefly or lengthily. Regardless of the dynamics of Personality and its chosen emphasis of challenge for a lifetime, the Essence IN ITSELF has its challenges. Essence sees this challenge from a very different perspective than does Personality and eagerly plays with this repetitive obstacle. These “Great Lessons” result from Essence “forgetting” the inherent challenges of the physical plane during the Astral and “between lives.” The body has to regain consciousness each lifetime, regardless of soul age, and seeks to “grow back” into the soul age last reached in the previous life. This “Great Lesson” is one way to ensure that at least some amount of conscious connection to Essence makes it into the Body, Personality, and Lifetime at some point. Each of these “Lessons” we mention as relevant to the Roles will appear applicable to each of you, regardless of your Role. This is because, in addition to how these Great Lessons relate to each Role, they will also embody the challenge of a Chief Feature. You may find you relate to a Great Lesson that is not relevant to your Role, because that extension. Each Role and Chief Feature, of course, by extension, relates to a Chakra, or Center, and this can also lead to connections. We suggest you only focus on your Role. Although you may relate to several Great Lessons, the greatest one will be the one related to your Role. We will begin with the Server. When a Server is conscious and connected to Essence, regardless of its struggles and fears in the life, its Great Lesson is in discovering that it can take care of other things, nurture other things, help other people, become tremendously effective in catering to the nuances of needs in other, BUT all the while being able to care for self. The Server connected to Essence and conscious of that connection chooses to take care of itself no matter what is happening in the life, knowing inherently that this is the only way to truly be successful in any endeavor of healing, care, and kindness to another. The Server who is not connected to Essence chooses not only to slack in its care of self, but loses its enthusiasm to offer care for others. This Server will emphasize and prove in its universe that things and people do not truly love, that there is only discord and that their own lives are not making a difference. This Server will either shut down, or begin to use anger as its medium of expression into life; often resorting to Depression as its ultimate anger. They are Self-Deprecation, manifest. This Server is rooted in emphasizing its own and all others’ inadequacies, or lack of being. This can be overt or subtle, but it will show. The keys to bringing a Server back to a conscious connection to Essence (besides the universal, first two vital steps of recognizing and owning the choice for where you are, and then asking for help), is in doing anything physically stimulating. Running, jogging, going dancing, anything with dirt and the ground, and getting a massage. Anything that allows contact PHYSICALLY with what is considered the “outside world” and that provides data without judgment. The SERVER, more than any other Role, can often use the past as their only world and choose to gauge everything within that context, therefore, it is successful to release the past and choose experiences that bring the Server more “presence” by connecting them back to the life around them. Next we will comment on the ARTISAN. The Artisan who is conscious of and connected to Essence is one that has learned to allow happiness into the life. This may seem deceptively simple and universally applicable, but any true Artisan can tell you that it is one of their Great Lessons to learn to like receiving and indulging in the pleasures of this world. An Artisan who is connected and conscious with Essence has true joy and enthusiasm for the life, allowing room for whatever levels of prosperity and abundance are appropriate at that moment. They have admitted to themselves what they wanted, what they needed, and they are allowing themselves to have it, to create it. The Artisan that is disconnected or rejecting Essence feels their needs are too great, that they will never get what they deserve or are not worth the life used on them. The Artisan disconnected from Essence is Self-Destruction, manifest. They have determined that they are not worth what they want. Artisans are clever and creative in their disconnection from Essence because they have helped to construct a culture that supports and rewards this behavior, even if unintentionally, but more out of obligation. This Artisan can extract from other fragments a false compassion and pity, but never anything of any real value to make the life seem “worth it” to them. The Artisan can endure for years and years in this state, far longer than any other role disconnected from Essence, because this state eventually requires others to reach out and care for them, even as they are not making changes, themselves. A tremendous amount of energy can be used throughout the life as they search for who the cause or the latest to be blamed for stealing their self-worth. Eventually, the Great Lesson can be learned and the life is transformed. At some point, and probably more dramatically than any other role, a shift in the life occurs. This brings the Artisan into a space that says YES to life, to what it wants, recognizes its needs and says they are worth the pursuit of whatever they choose. They finally grasp that they are allowed to enjoy their lives. Ways for the Artisan to connect to Essence in times of recognized disconnection are through any form of artistic expression, of course, though especially through painting or sculpting; making a concerted effort to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE; purchase things that feel fun and are usually labeled “trivial;” interact with small animals, or dance privately to music. Next we will comment on the WARRIOR. The Warrior when connected and conscious with Essence finds itself in many challenges against or within the life where there appear to be imbalances. A Warrior that is conscious recognizes that their very nature requires them to live intentionally and with purpose of action. This means, regardless of its tediousness or turbulence, they are always out to conquer something. The Warrior connected to Essence finds itself in many manifestations of chaos and disorder as a means to exercise and emphasize what is and isn't Power or Empowering. More than any other role they are more perpetually in crisis of challenge because this is truly where their “heart” lies. It may not be acceptable or as “easy” as other roles’ experiences, or what the culture supports, but it is their world and it is vital. An interesting gauge for how connected a Warrior is to Essence is through observing the Warrior's relationships. A connected Warrior develops strong, supportive social circles, while the disconnected Warrior leaves a trail of broken and failed relationships. The Warrior disconnected from, or rejecting of Essence feels that their life is one unrolling world of chaos and they determine they are just ‘lucky’ for what they have, relinquishing effort to make a path. More than any other role (even if arguably), the Warrior that is disconnected from Essence spends its life seeking approval and recognition, while consistently remaining in the shadows. The disconnected Warrior lays low, evades conflict, and depends on others heavily. The disconnected Warrior has a deep sense that at some point it needs to do or be something specific in order to be loved or recognized. Most of the time, this Warrior has no idea what that “something specific” is and will continue to close its circle of life down until it learns to make choices for itself, grasping that they are in control of their lives; this is their Great Lesson; that their life is THEIR OWN. The disconnected Warrior is Martyrdom manifest. This is another Role that can regain connection to Essence by incorporating or balancing with heavy physical activity. Making contact with life in a physical manner that brings data into the body emphasizing security and control, such as Tai Chi or the Alexander Technique, any sport requiring coordination, can all bring the Essence back into the picture. Asking to be held, allowing themselves to be held, or embracing someone important, can help as well. We will address the SCHOLAR now. The Scholar that is connected to Essence and is conscious has learned its Great Lesson, which revolves around the reality of shared love. This Scholar has realized with a great amount of profundity that they will not love another until they have sought to love themselves. As we have said, there are many of these Great Lessons you may find applicable, but for each Role, you will see these Lessons are definitively deeper for each particular Role when specifically considered. For instance, while all Roles must learn to Love, it remains a fact that all other Roles have an “easier” time loving and being loved than the Scholar does. The Scholar who is connected to Essence has realized they are whole and complete, that they like themselves and have decided to trust and open their hearts to their life. They recognize that ALL aspects of life are capable of being loved, even themselves and all of the hard times through which they have passed. When the Scholar is disconnected or rejecting of Essence, they do their best to ignore their lives, to resist the examination that not everything is fine. This Scholar refuses to examine their vulnerabilities and have not dealt with their shadow feelings, resulting in acts of dominance or power struggles. They have never experienced intimacy of any depth due to these things. They become adept at arguing their points, ignoring the pains of their past, destroying or deteriorating any relationship or person whom touches too closely to personal areas of pain and sensation. They are Stubbornness manifest. They, more than any other Role, truly fear what is called love. The disconnected Scholar will usually bring in a legitimate resource of love into their lives, but this is usually held at a distance and sought only out of need for refuge, sanctuary, and a place to safely rebuild or hold up the walls around their own hearts. It can be one of the most painful and emotionally tormenting of all exchanges for someone trying to love that Scholar. Some suggestions for the Scholar to bring in more of Essence might be to talk to children about their perspective on life, actually play with children or play on a child's playground. Seeking laughter of any kind brings Essence immediately back in for a Scholar. Seeking experience of the aroma and visuals of botanical gardens or observing the ocean can help, or having flowers within visual and olfactory range. We will address the SAGE now. The Sage in connection to Essence is the most obvious and closest to what the positive pole describes. They are TALKING. The Sage connected to Essence, regardless of what they are communicating, is at least communicating. They seek to express any and all feelings and thoughts as a means for communication. When they are angry, you know it; when they are sad, you know it; when they are happy, you know it; they will gladly tell you and everyone else. The Sage who is disconnected from Essence becomes silent. Of all the roles, the Sage is the most tender and fragile of all roles. We do not imply this negatively. This is simply because they are the “children” of our universe, and no physical age or soul age will ever change this; it is their “job.” This Role relates to communication, children, and the Intellectual Center or fifth (throat) Chakra. A child who has been driven or shunned into silence hangs his or her head to cover the vulnerable communication center of the throat. This same fragility and defense can be seen in all ages of a Sage, as well. When a Sage has gone silent they are rejecting Essence, literally losing consciousness. Forms of “silence” from a Sage can range through all forms of suppression. This means this Role, more than most, is susceptible to addictions and substance abuses; anything to redirect energy away from having to address what wants to be said. They are Greed manifest, as they fixate on something they feel they do not have enough of, and remain struggling to attain this at the expense of life and self. Their Great Lesson is in realizing their expression and feelings are ALWAYS important to SOMEONE, but that the legitimacy of their feelings is not dependent on being well-received. Ways for the Sage to regain consciousness and connection are through writing letters, reading personal journal entries to someone who will listen, sharing a personal story or poetry, trusting what you feel about a person when you first meet them, and singing out loud. We will address the PRIEST now. The Priest who has a connection to Essence realizes that life is full of many truths and each experience has its own truth. More than any other role, this role, when connected to Essence, has a deep, profound trust in life, knowing with true perception how to pass through the next moments and lead others through any confusion in life. Life is intuitively navigated. When disconnected, this Essence lives in a world of concepts and ideas, rational thinking and over-analysis. This would seem harmless, but the Priest disconnected from Essence enforces these rationales, ideas, and over-analysis to the point of destroying the life or misleading others as a means for false validation of their own beliefs. They lose their ability to adapt to the nuances of life and seek only to remain in a predefined, structured, and thought-out picture of life. This removes their ability to intuit and trust in life, but creates severe judgment and enforcement of fear. A great deal of effort and reaction will be used against any and all suggestions that conflict with the profound truths that they have concluded. This Role, more than any other Role, can make a lie become a profound, but false, “truth” about themselves, life, or others. They are Arrogance manifest. To help bring the Priest back into connection, we suggest to this Role, more than any other Role, to literally make time to communicate to what you consider to be your higher self, every day. We also suggest purchasing or making a set of cards with inspirational affirmations or a book of quotes that can be a “message” or “thought for the day”, for whenever in need. This will help lend insight from someplace beyond analysis. And finally, the KING, we will comment on. The King who has a connection to Essence is keenly aware of all possibilities within a life, and live with a sense of connection to all of its life. The King connected to Essence does not just live the life; it IS the life, as well. This King recognizes that it is the source of all of its life, through choice, creation, and even from a higher place. This King sees no separation based on time or space, but only the beautiful unfolding of a life as perfect, no matter what. They do not judge the life, themselves, or others for their position in it, but instead recognizes itself in everything around it. This King has dealt with what might be called its “dark side” and now sees through that same “darkness” in others, recognizing all of the illusions. Limitation is never seen as an obstacle, but as an important aspect of life to help direct growth. A King who has rejected Essence becomes highly separated from its life, separated within itself, and from others. Its Great Lesson is in acknowledging they are a PART of everything and everyone, not APART. This disconnected King is caught in circles of self-gratification and simple distraction for stimulation. They feel they, alone, are completely responsible for all achievements in life and resist any help in any form, in fact, sometimes violently. This King rejects people outright due to imperfections reflected about them and creates enormous amounts of Space and Time between those who are their most powerful support. They are Impatience manifest. This King who is rejecting of Essence will forever remain in a circle of development since they allow no other influences or support into their lives. Ways for a King to bring back a sense of connection to Essence is through visiting spiritual temples for moments of quiet and reflection, watching or reading information shared by spiritual leaders with whom they resonate. They can make changes in the life that reflects a commitment to the acknowledgement of the life force in all others, such as through vegetarianism or volunteer work. More than any other Role, we would have to doubly emphasize that this Role could benefit from ASKING FOR HELP. [END INSERTED TRANSCRIPT EXCERPT] [freyaisissuz] We would like comment from Michael about exactly what is a secondary conscious channel with an agreement with Michael. Thanks [Michael_Entity] We are unclear as to what your question is. [freyaisissuz] What does Michael say is a ‘secondary conscious channel’ so students will better understand the concept? [Carrot Wax 1] is there a context this term was used in? [Michael_Entity] We do not recognize the phrase as being a part of our teaching, though one of our channels may have chosen it as a means to convey a concept. [freyaisissuz] It is information given to Al by a Michael channel. [kittlekats41] can you rephrase it Al? [llawryf121] probably should follow up with the original channel [upstaate] it was channeled that Al had an agreement with the Michaels, using the phrase, “as a secondary channel” A fragment will have an agreement to be a primary channel. What is a secondary? secondary conscious channel, that is [kittlekats41] would ‘conscious channel’ mean as opposed to a trance channel perhaps? [freyaisissuz] That's how Al understood it, Kate. [Michael_Entity] We would suggest asking that channel, as this phrasing did not originate with us. We suspect this is a phrasing used by our channels to describe a fragment with whom we have agreements to channel through, but not on a largely, public scale. It is not uncommon for certain phrasing to be generated by the channel as a means to convey a concept we have not created phrases for, ourselves. [freyaisissuz] That makes more sense, he doesn't care to go back to the previous channel. [kittlekats41] Would you have time perhaps to elucidate on the type of channeling agreements you have with students, Michael? freyaisissuz: Excellent, much better phrasing, Kathryn – Al [Michael_Entity] We do not have time, but that is simply the nature of our plane. [kittlekats41] hehehe of course, silly me:-) [Michael_Entity] We will conclude here, but include a response to that final question for the transcript. [ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO FINAL QUESTION] (Disclaimer from Troy: I am asking this question as best I understood it, but I am uncertain if I conveyed it to Michael in the way the questioner meant it.) Please elucidate on the type of channeling agreements you have with students, Michael? [Michael_Entity] We have three tiers of Agreements with fragments who work with us in the form of “Channeling.” “Primary Students” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across many lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this current lifetime. Our teaching is used by these students as one of their primary philosophies, if not their only primary philosophy. “Primary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this lifetime to use our teaching as a primary philosophy, and to help impart our teaching as a primary philosophy by giving us a medium of expression into the physical plane to our Primary Students. “Secondary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate their experimental exposure to our teaching. These fragments will most likely take only parts of our teaching as needed and not use it at a primary philosophy. “Secondary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement to act as our channel, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate these fragments who feel a strong drive to build their own teaching upon our philosophy. “Tertiary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement and the student may never find valid contact with a channel, but we develop an Agreement to help guide in the use of our teaching as they might choose to use it as a guide for a period of time. “Tertiary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, and these fragments do not have valid channeling skills, but we develop an Agreement to help build those skills, even as he or she may grossly misrepresent himself or herself. In other words, anyone claiming to channel us will automatically find a connection to us, though their ability to hear or convey us may be severely limited, despite their eagerness and sense of connection to us. “Regulators” are those fragments with whom we have Agreements (which may or may not have been generated before birth) to not only gather tangible records of all works offered by our Primary and Secondary Channels, but to help question, authenticate, and validate (and invalidate) this material. In some cases, there is overlapping Agreements, such as an Agreement to be a Regulator while also being a Primary Channel or Student. Ultimately, we come to all who ask. Our teaching is accessible to anyone.
  2. Proof of Essence

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2005 Open Q&A] [Tibtyk] Greetings, Michael. “Essence” is, to be honest, mainly a word for me. Possibly a feeling, too, but vaguely so, at least not on a conscious level. How can I prove its existence to myself? And how to make the contact between Essence and Personality stronger, more reliable and more intimate? And, of course, more conscious. [Michael_Entity] The most powerful “proof” you have of your Essence is in any mirror you pass. It is only a matter of perception as to where you see the line drawn between “you” and “essence.” In the same way that one could ask for proof of Love, only symptoms can be highlighted or emphasized, giving an indication that something valid, yet amorphous, is involved. The line between “you” and “essence” is an illusion, so to simply see yourself as alive, animated, choosing… this is the most tangible proof. However, there are experiments to which you can invite your essence to partake. Essence delights in the opportunity to exist alongside the Personalities it creates. We cannot emphasize that enough. Much like an awkward parent standing on the sidelines from a teen who thinks he is “all that,” when Personality turns to Essence and asks if it wants to join, it is immediately available and with tremendous amounts of energy, truth, and love. Adjust your inner and outer vision to a decisive stance that you are gently and enthusiastically open to Essence. Then determine what you would like to have as “proof.” It could be as simple as a synchronicity or as complicated as a change in your life. Ask Essence to bring itself to your awareness at 7:07 every day. And watch this happen. Ask Essence to bring itself to your awareness by helping infuse you with the energy and empowerment to alter your life to a point of absolute abundance on your terms. And watch what happens. In all cases of experimentation, YOU will be key. You will not see the 7:07 unless you LOOK. You will not experience the abundance you seek unless you DO. And in the end, you will then find the greatest proof of Essence, is you.
  3. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Conscious Connection to Essence (2 of 3)] [MBV] Getting in touch with essence seems like such a BIG question. I am wondering if as younger souls we incur karma and work on monads and the like to throw up roadblocks for us to pull down as we get older. In other words, as we move away the debris of our younger days, are we in fact starting the lesson of the older levels which is to re-remember our essence? And in answer to the question about resonance I believe I resonate with my essence through music. [Michael_Entity] You are correct in many ways, Mary. “Re-remembering” is a valid term in this instance. The Old Soul phase can be said to be the age of comprehending all consequences. Studying your Role will give you more and more insights into your “essence”. No other aspect in your dynamics can clarify that remembering as much as your Role. Many of you have become very adaptable over the eons. This means you are less inclined to manifest your Essences as you see fit. Instead, you rely on this single Personality that “you” are to comprehend all that has come to pass as a Soul. The key is in freeing the personality from this distraction. This is why we feel past lives, though valid, more often lay a burden on many of you in ways that are difficult to comprehend or validate. There are some functions that are of Essence, and some that are of Personality’s. Differentiating these functions can lend more freedom to both. Personality wants to live. It is alive NOW in the most important sense it will ever know. By treating yourselves (Personality) as something to be overcome, set aside, tamed, or controlled, you are missing the point. You are Essences’ eyes, hands, feet, heart,… everything you delight in, so does Essence. For each Essence there are simple ways to take delight in a life. In that delight, there are ways to build more conscious connections. Building on delight brings the laughter and tears and pleasure. As we have said before, Happiness is a navigational tool for the body while on the physical plane. We will point out that happiness does not mean you are merely smiling and content. Even in the worst of situations, they can technically be contextually happy since there are aspects of you that “understand”. To help in re-remembering your Essence, we think these few keywords may be of some assistance in navigating toward delight: For the Expressive Roles, Sages and Artisans take delight in playing, goofing off. For the Inspirational Roles, Priests and Servers take delight in helping, guiding, caring for, discussing. For the Action Roles, Kings and Warriors take delight in challenges, commitment, and sexuality. For the Assimilative Role, the Scholar delights in knowing, understanding, and learning. They can also refer to Casting. Although these delights are not exclusive nor complete, they are helpful in reminding you of what Essence delights in, and this can be compared to when you, as Personality, may be filtering or dismissing that delight.
  4. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Conscious Connection to Essence (2 of 3)] [nemo999] Regarding symbols, does essence have a natural language instead of words, I am thinking of thoughts, feelings, pictures instead of English or Chinese for example? [Michael_Entity] The Language of Essence is transparent, so to speak. It is relative to the listener. Essence cannot communicate any other way. On the Astral, it is understood that you will never “see” the true Essence you are communicating to, unless you resonate. Otherwise, every Essence sees its version of other Essences that makes the most sense of the energy that is “other”. Therefore, while physical, Essence will appear, communicate, behave, in whatever fashion the personality imposes or chooses. This is why we suggest being conscious of what you feel is symbolic of Essence. This will heighten your conscious connection. The idea of Power Animals is a valid means to achieve this. Choosing a number that then shows up occasionally on clocks, receipts, etc. This is a valid reminder and connection to Essence. There are a multitude of ways and you may create many paths for these. And then there will finally be the symbolic realization that you can simply BE your Essence, meaning, after you have begun building a foundation of trust and validity as to what your Essence is, you may then simply ACT as Essence.
  5. TruthLoveEnergy Great Gathering 2016 Michael Speaks Living AS Essence vs Living FOR Essence [transcript available below video, courtesy of Daniela] TLEGG 2016 Living AS Essence vs Living FOR Essence 2016-10-02 Channeled by Troy Tolley https://youtu.be/4sZJoOaLztk We are here now. Hello to each of you. As usual, give us a few moments to come through more consistently. We understand the topic to be that of Living FOR Essence vs Living AS Essence or, as we heard, however you would like to arrange that phrase. [Laughter] But what we will do is start off with a bit of conversation with you about Living WITHOUT Essence. Because you will always be Living FOR Essence and sometimes Living AS Essence. And most of you are done Living WITHOUT Essence. There is no such thing as truly Living WITHOUT Essence. That is an impossibility. But the Personality can forget to such a profound degree that it is almost as if there is no Essence and it’s difficult to remember that Essence exists in others around that individual. Living WITHOUT Essence is a rejection of any higher part of you, any greater trust in a pattern that may be orchestrated by other parts of you. Rejection of Essence is a way to live. Many do it. Many get by doing so. But when the Essence is rejected it can tend to be quite shallow, superficial, sensitive, defensive, reactionary and navigation is based almost entirely on stimulation. If this feels good I will do this. If it feels bad I will avoid this. So when Essence is rejected you tend to navigate based on those two factors in your life. Most of you are done with this. You will still go for that which is not easy, that does not bring pleasure, because you see a higher picture, a bigger picture, a greater context. So we would like to say that none of you here that we can see live WITHOUT Essence. There is not--, this concept is long in your past. We do not see a rejection of Essence among any of you. However, many of you live FOR Essence, and what we mean by this phrase is that you do the work that is necessary to be alive. You go to work. You search for resources. You feed yourselves. You endure your days. You endure your routines. You move through your years and exist as a physical being. This is Living FOR Essence. You are doing the work of being here, at all. This is a necessity for Personality to sustain its existence in any kind of consistent form. So to live FOR Essence is vital. And you do it. It is not an either/or scenario as Troy might have thought in presenting this idea for a topic. You do not live FOR Essence OR live AS Essence. You will always live FOR Essence because without you Essence cannot be here. Everything you do, and this is quite important for you to comprehend before we move to how you live AS Essence, everything you do is FOR Essence. Everything. All of the most mundane. All of the simple decisions. All of the pleasures. All of the endurance of your routines and getting through. And your illnesses. Your headaches. Your body aches. Your ageing. All of this is FOR Essence because you ARE Essence. You are an extension of Essence. And while it can seem as if you are separate from Essence because you are here doing the dirty work, you will eventually, and we know this from experience and we know this from watching over many of your incarnations, eventually see just how beautiful you have been as a representative of your Essence in your life. There is no one here who is not doing what we refer to as Good Work. Everything you have been doing feeds into what is most important or what can be taken from this life in some meaningful way FOR Essence. Even if you are still trying to figure it out. Or feel as if you’ve hit a wall. Or feel as if you are moving in circles. It does not matter. That is what it is like to live FOR Essence. It may seem boring or it may seem as if there is no purpose or point. But there is. And reminding yourself that you are at the very least a representative of your Essence in all that you are doing is somehow meaningful, even if it only means that it got you to the next day of existence as you, as a representative in another day in this amazingly unique dimension of reality. If you were not taught that there was something else so much more important or some vague purpose that you were trying to land, if you were not taught this in your culture and just woke up to your day as a being in this adventurous, wonderful dimension of sensuality, pain and pleasure, you may be able to wake up and celebrate that day a little bit more before it even gets started. So we encourage you as our students to occasionally wake up and own your day as your own and take a little bit of credit for the hard work you are doing to be here, to hold yourselves together in this form as a sensory unit, a sensory point in time for this vast part of you that exists as Essence. You are unique as a fragment of your Essence. And to wake up into your day owning this and knowing how beautiful this is can change your days and cumulatively help you to feel as if you are living a different kind of pattern than a circle. Now, one of the most profound questions that we know that we could ask of you in terms of giving you a sense of what it is like to live AS your Essence, and for a moment, each of you we invite to receive this question as profoundly as possible. Presuming that we are asking this of you as Essence, as a representative of Essence, with your Essence present in this room, through you as you: What if THIS is all there is? What if THIS is it? And by that we mean, the life that you have is exactly, deeply, profoundly who you are. You are not looking to be someone else, to find another part of you, to rise above who you are, to get out of your way. What if this is IT? Can you love this? If this is IT, can you love this? Can you be this? Can you let yourself be this? The reason we describe this as a profound question is because it helps you to gauge, when you feel the response to that question, how distant you are from Living AS Essence vs Living FOR Essence. You are doing all the hard work of being here, but sometimes you forget to bring in that dimension of Essence that LIKES being here, that owns being here, and is delighted that if it were to end tomorrow, it was worth it. Your presence here at this gathering is one of the ways you live AS Essence. You’ve done the hard work and this is part of the gift that you give yourself. This is one of the ways you give a gift to yourself AS Essence. Living FOR Essence means, as we said before, doing the work of being here. Coming to something such as this where you get to be with those who resonate with you, to sit with us as Teacher and Students. This is Essence. This is the gift of Essence. This is Living AS Essence. You cannot always do both at the same time, and often you will be Living FOR Essence more than Living AS Essence, if you were to determine it using that language. But giving yourself gifts such as this is one of the ways that you live AS Essence. However, it does not always have to cost so much. You can do this without spending any money, or spending any resource other than Choice. Walk outside and look at the colors around you. Look at the faces of others who exist inside this dimension with you. Look at the animals. Look at the plants. Take a walk. Anything that is in addition to the routines and obligations and endurance that you go through to be here FOR Essence. Anything you do in addition to that as a gift is one of the ways you continue to anchor Essence here and live AS Essence. Do you understand? [Response] Yes. If you want to get to a point where you can say if this is it, this is mine. And saying that as Essence. This question does not imply that there is no more or that there is not more to do. It is simply that if you can get to that point to ask that question and embrace that moment and be OK with it, you know you are closer and closer to existing not only as a representative of Essence but as a host for Essence, AS Essence. From here we will take any questions that you might have on this subject and see if we can respond in a way that is meaningful. [Question] If I can phrase my question clearly. I’m very interested in uploading of experience to Essence. If you could speak a little bit about how this process can be enhanced rather than waiting until a later phase when there may be an upload of experience to Essence. How can that be done on a more consistent basis? If you understand my question. Yes, we do. Rather than waiting for the cycles that come around when the uploading, so to speak, inherently occurs, all you have to do is make time for it. This can be done through meditation, through active invitation to connect to Essence, whatever that might mean to you at the moment, and can even be done simply before bed. Just taking a few moments to sit and think about your day and, as cliché as this may seem, if you were to sort each day in terms of gratitude and appreciation, this does more to keep the flow of uploading occurring on a regular basis than anything else you could likely do. It is not empty work to do this. It can change a life, in fact. To add to a day the time it takes for you to find SOMETHING, even if only one thing that you appreciate or have gratitude for. And this does not have to be in a way that is forced. Or simply listing to complete a list or to fulfill a routine. You must do this in a way that matters to you. If there is nothing you are grateful for that day, then so be it. It may be a shitty day. [Laughter] Those happen. [Laughter] So the work of uploading can be done through that simple time that you take to see what it is you are grateful for that day. You do not have to write a list. Just take a moment to think about it, and that creates the circuitry that keeps that flow of information going. Does this sound easy enough? [Response] Yes. It is surprising, now that we are on this side, how little we did this across our incarnations. And it is often surprising to you as well in your Review, how little you paid attention to what mattered in the life because you thought something else should matter more or could matter more or was supposed to matter more. The reason this works is because when you do Review, you do not only look through . . . simply to look over the life. You look for what mattered in the life. You look for what evolved you. You look for what can carry over to another life that matters. And while there is pain and suffering and struggle in a life, it is what you take from that, what you do with it that matters more than the actual experience of the pain. So when you take a moment to extract the gratitude from a day you are doing the same work you are doing in Review, the work of extracting the gratitude and appreciation and what mattered in that life. Next question. [pause] No pressure. We will relax with you. [Laughter] [Question] Can that gratitude and appreciation be for some, say, belief system that isn’t necessarily accurate? Would it include something like that? Rephrase your question. [Question] Well, say for like, someone who was religious or Christian and their appreciation or their standards for appreciation may be toward their God. Would that still apply? To some extent, yes. When it is a programmed function there is little being done. If it can expand beyond what is expected to be appreciated and the individual can identify with meaning that which is appreciated, that it is an actual thing and not an imaginary being, then the effect does matter, does have a way of bringing more of Essence into the life and more of an uploading process for the life. But if they are only showing appreciation for a vague presence that is defined by another as being a part of the life, then the effects are purely for the Personality’s amusement. [Question] This question is going to piggy back Bobby’s because I was kind of thinking the same thing. So, I am usually always appreciative. But actually saying Essence, but I include it all, you know, my guides, my higher self. So basically I answered my own question. So I am, I mean, I don’t have to say, “Thank you, Essence!” But I’m saying thank you to the whole, I guess, to all who watch over me. Would that be the same? Yes. However, we do encourage each of you to occasionally include thanking yourselves. Not just the invisible forces that you represent, that you are a part of that as well. [Question] OK, so I have a question. How can you, if you’re confronted, let’s just say the bulk of your day with others that cannot or do not show their Essence freely, how can you stay in yours? How can you keep your peace when no one else is? By minding your own business. [Laughter] By not hiding. We know there are some whose lives require strategy in terms of feeling safer and creating a sense of safety in manifesting themselves on the terms that they feel they are. And that is simply a part of the work of that lifetime then. However, whatever form it takes as YOU, one thing that can help is that, is to remember that it is not lost, it is not gone, it is not more of a challenge for you to hold that truth of who you are just because others cannot or will not or contradict that. It may be your beautiful gem of a secret that you carry around and only allow glimpses of. That is up to you. That is your choice. Or you can burst it forth and let them deal with it. That is up to you. It is your choice. But unhooking yourself from the others around you as a source of your identity is one of the first steps that you must take to be yourself or to be comfortable in yourself. When you do this, it has more of an effect and an invitation to others to do the same and it is far more helpful and loving than to hide who you are and allow others to remain locked in their illusions. We do not say it is easy though. [Question] Just before this session, we had a nice talk, Michael and I, my fellow Scholar, and we were talking about the neutrality inherent in our design. How we are processing what we observe around us. The ability to see the ugly and the beautiful and somehow just see it for what it is before you, how should I put it, start working with it. Before you internalize it and make it your own. And I’m thinking about . . . the gratitude and appreciation that we express and about what. What I’m heading toward is this. So I really like everyday stuff, somehow. It’s fascinating, you know. I can’t really see anything that is boring or unnecessary because everything is about how I choose to deal with it. And at the same time I’m really seriously allergic to, “Oh my God! . . . .” Well, it’s not! It’s really not, and at the same time when it is not I have the ability to finally get to the point where I can see the VALUE of it. I mean, not feel overly heavy about it, or joyful. It’s not that I regret it but you know sometimes I could be without this shit. At the same time I can see what it brought you. And I’m heading to my question now. So, I wonder if you can see if my Essence reads that as some kind of appreciation and gratitude of what is going on in my life. I do have ups and downs and I swear and curse a lot but at the same time, you know, that’s the journey. But, I don’t feel overly emotional about it. Do you understand what I mean? Yes. [Laughter] First, Scholars tend to inherently have a fascination with this dimension anyway. It is often fascinating. Not always, and not all designs of the personality for a Scholar will find it fascinating. Some find it appalling. [Laughter] But as you begin to live as Essence, you begin to find the extraordinary in the ordinary and no longer is the magic of this dimension some place outside of reach, but in simply running an errand. And communicating to one another across time and space. And hugging one another. And going to work. There is magic in these mundane moments. And the Scholar may have a leg up in the fascination with the mechanics of existence, the mechanics of a day, the workings of existing. But all Essences, all Personalities who are seeking to live AS Essence simply need shift perspective and take a moment and recognize the magic in the mundane, the extraordinary in the ordinary. And your term we will add to the gratitude and appreciation. Because sometimes it does not always feel good and the term VALUE is more appropriate for your list as you assess your day. You may not be particularly grateful. You may not have appreciated a certain experience in terms that feel that those terms are warranted. But you may be able to recognize the value, or to know and trust that you will find the value, you will create the value from that day. Did we respond with relevance to your meandering question? [Laughter] [Response] You did, Michael, thank you. [Question] I have a clarification on Pat’s question. Can you find value in terrible events? Of course. [Question] Do we have to? [Laughter] You do not always have to figure out the value of a terrible event while in it. Or while even in the life that had the terrible event. But there will always be value found in it. And sometimes you do not have the capacity or the strength to do that only as Personality. So to live AS Essence means that you will naturally recognize or create the value in any experience but sometimes, and we say this gently and lovingly, you simply cannot. It is something that will have to wait. And it is only a burden to think that it should be expected of you to grasp the value. If you can, it does work in your interest. It does benefit the life. It does increase your capacity for health and confidence and safety and security in your existence. But sometimes you simply cannot. And it would be irresponsible to expect that of you, of yourself. What happens when you give yourself permission to say, “That sucks and I do not understand why I experienced this or why it is happening,” is that you then start to make room for the time when you can make sense of it. Because you are no longer entangled with it in a way that locks you in a loop, but breaks that loop in a way that you can return to it when you can. When you can see more clearly. When you can stand more firmly. When you can hold more. So, yes value can be found in EVERY terrible event but sometimes it takes a little more than a day to figure that out. Did this answer your question? [Response] Yes. [Question] I’m going to piggyback on that and tie back to something that was discussed yesterday in the 7 Choices. Is it possible when we’re trying to rationalize or make sense of bad things that happen to us or devastating things that happen in the world, we were just saying maybe you can’t understand the value now but at least you’re creating that space? Is it possible right now with the Choices of TO SEE and the Choices of TO KNOW, maybe you can see ENOUGH at this moment but you really can’t see MORE? You can know ENOUGH. You know that it sucks, that it’s shitty or that people shouldn’t have died but you can’t see MORE. But you’re creating that space for yourself that eventually you will see and know MORE? Yes. It is the difference between pulling the blinds on the window or keeping them open so that you can still see when something goes by that will matter. If you pull the blinds, then you have no more options to see beyond what you have seen. Keeping the blinds open, so to speak, allows you to at least keep the window clear for when or if some clarity comes. Do you understand? [Response] Yes. Yes, sometimes you cannot see much from the window but it is better to keep the blinds open so that you can invite more information than it is to close it and refuse it. [Question] Since you have the ability to review as you are going during a lifetime, are there scenarios where you’re finished and there’s really not much left to review once you’re on the Astral plane? Like really be conscious of the Review of the entire lifetime before you die. Let us rephrase the question to see if we are understanding correctly. You are asking if you have done Review through the lifetime and you reach the Astral plane, what’s left? [Question] No. I’m saying, can you be so thorough and so aware during the lifetime and review as you go that once you do go to the Astral plane that you’ve already completed your Review? No. There will still be a Review. However, when you have spent a great deal of the life keeping that circuit alive so that the information from the life, the extraction of the experiences and meaning, value, gratitude, appreciation are there already sorted, then the experience on the other side in the Astral is one of rejoicing in higher proportion to reviewing. However, reviewing will always be a part of the process. [Question] It’s more like a highlight reel? Very much so. [Laughter] [Question] My point would be if you do the work more consciously and be aware of it and have my Personality participate in that. Your processes of Review have great variation in how they come about. And as you are older souls they often are hilarious because the Old soul has, regardless of the Personality struggles within the lifetime, the membrane difference between Personality and Essence is so fine, so thin that upon death it is often very quickly if not before death your humor shifts to its natural morbid state. [Laughter] And you look back over the life and see the hilarity in even the worst of your adventures. [Laughter] We dare say that some of you with the most struggles have the most in your audience for Reviews of your life. [Laughter] [Response] So it’s like a group event. So-and-so died and it’s going to be fun let’s go! That is not inaccurate. [Laughter] It is different for each fragment, of course. But many of you are old friends and quite often look forward to the mess that was a life and its beauty. Let us ask you, and you can answer this however you choose, all at once or individually, but as you sit here with us, how confident and comfortable do you feel you are in being not just the representative of your Essence but that you simply ARE now your Essence at this moment? This is IT. [Various responses.] That would make us cry if we had eyeballs. [Laughter] Your biology responds to truth through tears but since we do not have that capacity we will just say that it would if we could, but we still have a response that is moving to us. And to describe it in Causal terms may take another session. [Laughter] We invite you to remember what was discussed here and to carry that forward through your days here that are a gift to you and a gift from you. And we will speak to you again in your tomorrow. We will conclude here for today. Good evening to each of you. Good-bye.
  6. The Spark Remains

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- July 2009] [Question] This is a carryover from the last chat and may be confusing; however, I’ll try and lay some groundwork. Last month’s chat, we had a very nice session on how it’s the Role in Essence that evolves through the Soul Age Levels, and that it’s Roles that go through the various Grand Cycle evolutionary experiences, not Essence, per se. Yet, conversely, we’re also told that it’s Essence who holds their casting place in Entity, which then recombines as a single being as it were, including recombining the Entities into a Cadre being, and even onwards into an Energy Ring being on the way back to Tao. My question would be a need for clarification about how Essence retains individual integrity enough to have Roles and multiple grand cycles within this larger recombined or integrated structure of Entities to Cadres to Energy Rings. [Michael Entity] We will offer up this analogy for you to consider: Within your single lifetime you are born and live a life full of impact, choices, relationships, foci, paths, environments, experiences, etc. At the end of that lifetime, it could be said that who you are is the culmination of that entire lifetime. Each day, each month, each relationship, each environment, etc. to your Personality in no way loses substantial existence or influence simply because the Personality ages. And so it is for Essence. Every Personality, lifetime, Agreement, Karma, Configuration, Entity, Cadre, Energy Ring in no way lose their relevance at the eventual “end” of a Grand Cycle. To take this further: in the same way that your waking up in the morning and changing clothes does not lose the day before, so it is that Essence does not lose itself. This may be difficult to fathom, but this analogy is as accurate as possible. Each Grand Cycle to Essence is like each day to your Personality, so to speak. Most Essences have only been “awake” for “3 days,” then. [Question] Although, how can one go on to be new roles, grand cycles, etc — are those akin to personalities to Essence types of experiences? [Michael Entity] Yes, when Essence (or Spark) returns to Tao and then chooses a new Grand Cycle, its choice of a new Role and relationships and Casting are similar to the Role’s choice of a new Personality, parents, geographical location, and Overleaves in each lifetime. [Question] So when essence recombines in the Causal Plane and above on its way back to Tao, it is still able to access these memories, even after it is Tao? [Michael Entity] Yes, the memories are always there for the “Spark” that is behind the choice of Essence Role, but not necessarily for the Essence Role and Personalities that are distinct to a particular Grand Cycle and Physical Plane. It is a misnomer to call them “memories” in this case, but it is the most accurate word for now. [ELABORATION REQUESTED BY TROY] One of way of understanding this thread of continuity for the Spark, or Essence, is to imagine a box of photographs from your childhood, and a box of video tapes from your youth, and DVDs of your adult life, etc. With each passing stage of life, your memories of the past are not a constant in your mind, but those stored images can trigger those memories in an instant. The same could be said of your Spark, or Essence, as it moves from one Grand Cycle to another. A “box of images” are left with Tao, so to speak, and can be drawn from at any point, or pulled up in between Cycles, but the “memories” are not exactly prominent in the current focus. [Question] So while individuality is ‘lost’ it is still ‘retained’ – I love when the rule of paradox applies [Michael Entity] The need for individuality is lost, but not the validity of it.
  7. Light

    Channelled through Troy My son's Essence to me: 'Thank you for seeing us even when the light is diminished.'
  8. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks - August 3, 2003 - Open Q&A] [Anla899]: What are ways to synchronize personality and Essence on a day to day basis? [MichaelEntity]: There are three very simple and effective ways of synchronizing Essence with Personality: Writing to Essence, Talking to Essence, or Meditating to Essence. [Anla899]: How do we do those? [MichaelEntity]: Most fragments assume that Essence “knows all” about the lifetime being lived, but that is not the case. Essence only “knows” what YOU inform it of, which is why some lives can seem to spiral out of control, reaching a point where crisis is the only time the Personality seeks to contact its soul. Essence can only experience your life THROUGH you. There are moments within the life called “Instinctive Review” wherein the Personality “uploads” the experiences of the life to-date and Essence can then help to direct the life, if the Personality will allow it. Otherwise, it is up to Personality to keep the lines of communication clear and up-to-date. Keeping any form of a journal, whether daily or weekly or monthly can help keep Personality and Essence in contact and more united. For journaling, simply write about your life, stating clearly what it is you seek to change, stating clearly about areas in which you believe you would like help from Essence. Keep a log of your dreams and observe the changes you are recording by looking at patterns in your days, your choices, and reactions, dreams, etc. Keeping a journal is like remaining gently conscious of what it is you want, need, and keeping Essence included in that. Some of you may benefit from simply speaking out loud to Essence, treating this part of you as an actual “invisible friend” who is humorous and caring. State to your Essence occasionally how you feel your life is going, asking for help, or giving gratitude when it is felt. This can be done as ritualistically as prayer or as playfully as making comments throughout your day. And finally, some may be inclined to use Meditation for continual contact with Essence. We say Meditation as it includes any practice of focus whether through calming of the body and turning inward, or through running, exercising, doing a puzzle, etc. In those instances of Meditation, however you choose to meditate, remember to invite your Essence to access your Instinctive Center where all experiences are stored. These three methods can keep Essence continually updated and your life continually synchronized, instead of having to go through startling revelations during the scheduled Instinctive Reviews. [Additional information: Michael explained later that the reason for writing, speaking, or meditation, rather than just random inner dialogue, is not only due to the fact that those three methods engage all of the Lower Centers, but that they also help refine what it is you wish to communicate, rather than all of the random worries, fears, anxiousness, etc.] [schleiv]: how often are those reviews? [MichaelEntity]: The Reviews are approximately every 7 years, with the major reviews around the ages of 28 and at 56.
  9. From a Private Live Chat - February 28/17, channelled by Troy '...This was meaningful on many levels, not just by synchronicity, but by design. This was what was immediately requested. The Personality who is your Mother "sat" with you as part of her transition and took notice for the first time the awe of your creation and life. It was a chance to listen in a way that was not limited by memory, space, time. It was pure Essence Recognition that the Personalities embraced. It was a new memory that helped "replace" what was felt to have been briefly lost to age. The Personality had built tremendous constructs of defense that began to break down over the life and allow the innocence that was "buried" to have sight and hearing again for the first time in many years. As that innocence was regained, it was of great concern that the cherished memories from the perspective of innocence would be lost, and that the defensive, closed self would regain control. Upon death and realization that consciousness persisted, it was of great importance to "sit" with that which her innocence cherished most in the life, even if it had been lost to defenses and walls during the life...’
  10. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks - July 1, 2004 - Open Q&A] [BingeBuddie] I know this may seem like a very basic question, but I have had a hard time validating my role in essence. With so many factors to consider such as casting, ET influence, overleaves, and entity position, etc. is there any definitive way to determine your role? I’ve went with channels in the past, but that causes confusion because it's difficult to tell what one input is as opposed to many inputs, such as Scholar having one and Artisan having 5. One channel Roles (Scholar, King, and Warrior) can concentrate in the midst of chaos right? So that’s kind of what I try to look at. Is that a good indicator? MEntity: No, we would not suggest using your ability to concentrate as your determining factor. The symptom of concentration vs. distraction in terms of Input is another of the simplifications that can happen when first learning about a part of the teaching. While it is true that an Essence with a single input can usually focus more intently in the midst of chaos, the influence of Personality, Imprinting, and Situations can greatly affect that level of concentration. What we would suggest as part of your validation of your Role in Essence is this: First, study the Roles. It is important to truly comprehend each Role. This means moving beyond the stereotypes that are a part of the initial stage of learning. Next, it is important to understand the vital differences between Essence and Casting. Casting affects how you behave “naturally”, how you express yourself to the world on a DAILY BASIS. Your Essence Role is most obviously comprehended in moments where you feel you SHINE. For instance: A Scholar-Cast Sage: In the daily life of this individual he may appear unkempt, distracted, refined, studious, directed, serious, and maybe even a bit out of synch socially, but this fragment would “shine” as soon as he was able to publicly share what he has gained as experiences in a way that was entertaining to at least a small group. A Sage-Cast Scholar, on the other hand, may be dramatic, socially obnoxious, emotional, depressed, extreme, performing, and chaotic in his daily life, but this fragment would “shine” when he is able to wholly comprehend something that can be finalized as a bit of profound personal knowledge. We do not know of a more appropriate word than “shine”. When you are in Essence, you feel complete, “on”, and you usually feel cohesion between your mundane self and your higher self. When we say “shine”, we do not intend to mean that everyone will see this, but rather that the Personality and Essence open to each other and a sense of lightness and wholeness pervade. We explain all of this to you in the context of an Essence having a different Role than Casting, but of course, there ARE Sage-Cast Sages and Scholar-Cast Scholars, but those fragments usually have little confusion as to their Role. Having explained those basic differences between Casting and Role in Essence, you can then figure out your Role or Casting by first determining if you feel you are more exalted or more ordinal in either of those contexts. In other words, in your DAILY LIFE, are you more one-on-one, but when you “shine”, are you surrounded by people? One-on-One might indicate a more Ordinal position, while being inclined toward groups can be an indication of an Exalted position. Once you have determined how you may behave in either context, you can then determine if you feel you are more compelled to have an inspiring, expressive, or active effect on your environment. This will then give you an indication as to the final role description you might be in your Casting or your Essence. For example, you may notice you are naturally more one-on-one in your daily life, thus indicating that you may be Ordinal-Cast, but when you “shine”, you notice you love to be in a group of people in some way, indicating you may be an Exalted Essence Role. Then you would determine if you are more inclined to be expressive, inspiring, or active in your daily life. If you find you are more concerned with inspiring, you could then safely start trying out the idea that you may be SERVER-CAST. When you “shine”, you may find you are more inclined to be expressive, entertaining, and teaching-oriented, which may indicate a SAGE ESSENCE. This would then be a Server-Cast Sage. We realize this can still be very confusing and difficult to determine, but it is a start. Because the Scholar Role is neutral, it can be the most difficult to determine and we would not be able to convey in this format the depth of questioning that would need to be explored for true validation of the Essence or Casting. One of the most important things you can do while studying our teaching and seeking to validate your Role, Casting, Overleaves, Entity, and Essence Twins, etc. is be open to an evolution of your understanding. You may discover that what you believed was inaccurate channeling is actually profoundly accurate to who you realize you are becoming (as you come into your own identity). Or you may discover that your self-determined Overleaves were highly inaccurate in your initial understanding and you now see that you are someone completely different after all. Never feel as if you must conclude who you are. Our system is designed to help you understand who you are, not complicate your self-perception. If you are thoroughly confused, pick a Role, pick your Overleaves, and begin “living with them”. You will begin to see what does and does not hold validity. [BingeBuddie] But would you have to be past the 4th internal monad to judge completely accurately as to what role you are? (not to ask ANOTHER lengthy question) MEntity: It does help to have completed the 4th Internal Monad in the Positive Pole for true self-awareness in terms of Essence, Casting, and True Personality. But then, that is the very crux of having a completion of the 4th Internal Monad in the Positive Pole, so it is not a matter of waiting for that rite to pass before seeking valid self-awareness. We are working with Troy in creating two new ways of determining your own basic profiles: a self-test, and a step-by-step process of elimination method. We believe this will help many of our students. We never sought to have any student dependent on our channels, so this is an important evolution to our sharing of the teachings. We believe we have given you at least some “food for thought” until then.
  11. MEntity: Hello to everyone. We are here, now. Today we are asked to speak on the subject of the 9 Strengths and Weaknesses of Essence. First, we will say that the concept of "strengths" and "weaknesses" for Essence is a bit of a misnomer in that the angle of "weakness" is only a matter of relativity, so our description of the weaknesses would be more from the Personality's perception, than as a literal concept. Essence does not experience "weakness" in the same way that Personality experiences it, but sees all elements of itself and its experiences as potential strengths at the very least. However, it is valid to say that some of the strengths that are of Essence can often translate into weaknesses within certain contexts, so this is important to know. It is similar to knowing that, while in one culture the burping and farting at the table is a sign of gratitude and a good meal, in another culture, this is considered rude and insulting. Essence experiences what we refer to as a "double-edged sword of forgetfulness." It has a hard time remembering just how difficult the Physical Plane can be, or how complicated the various cultures and norms can be. It relies heavily upon the current Personality to keep that level of detail managed. But as the Personality opens more and more to manifesting Essence, then Essence can often "come through" in ways that may actually be experienced as weaknesses or poor behavior, when actually, with some understanding and awareness, that same behavior could be a strength. Every Essence contains all 9 of what we will refer to as "Strengths," but within each lifetime, and depending upon the current Personality, certain Strengths will manifest more easily and apparently than others, with some never manifesting at all. Each Strength is a part of what we might call a "Tier," and there are three Tiers: Truth Tier; Love Tier; and Energy Tier. Though it is not a rule, it tends to be the case that a more obvious Strength tends to also be supported by the other Strengths of that Tier. Though you will find many correlations as we share these Strengths, there are no dependencies or strict associations. Each of you may find variations within your self-analysis of these Strengths, with mixing and matching not uncommon. There are three Strengths per Tier, with one acting as the ACTION, one acting as the INSPIRATION, and one as the EXPRESSION angle of that Tier. There are no tests or necessary channeling for you to determine your Strengths; they should be fairly obvious as we go through them. If you find that you relate more to the "weak" aspect of the Strength, it may free you to understand that you are simply misunderstanding/misusing an actual Strength. We wish to point out that the "weakness" not only describes how that Strength might be misunderstood or misused, it will also describe negative REACTIONS to your use of that Strength. It is not uncommon for your presence of Essence, and your Strengths, to bring out reactions from others who are unfamiliar with, challenged by, or simply resentful of your Strengths. Knowing this does not relieve you of the responsibility you may choose to have for your behavior, but it may lend insight into how better to manifest your Strength. The more consciously you manifest your Strengths, the less others will respond to it negatively. We will begin with the TRUTH TIER. The ACTION Strength of the Truth Tier is INNOVATION Its positive manifestation is EXPRESSION, and its negative manifestation is IMPOSITION This is the Strength to come up with solutions, ideas, resolutions, etc because of the capacity to see patterns, and to implement those solutions, etc. effectively. The positive manifestation is that implementation, or EXPRESSION of Innovation. The negative manifestation is that same Expression, but without agreement, communication, clarification, etc. The Strength may still be that a solution is affected, but if this is pushed upon others, no matter how great a solution, it can be an Imposition. This is an example of what we meant by all of these Strengths still always having a rather "positive" effect, but the degree of consciousness and awareness can determine its effect on others, or yourself. Keep in mind that these descriptions may be something that anyone can find relevant, but when we say that these are Strengths of Essence, we mean that they seem to have been a natural tendency for your Personality in ways that are almost taken for granted. Next would be the INSPIRATION Strength of the Truth Tier: REVELATION This manifests positively as FREEDOM, and negatively as PROVOCATION. This is the natural Strength of Essence to increase the breaking free from conflicting, restricting, or destructive truths. When this manifests positively, the effect is experienced as a kind of Freedom, but when manifesting negatively, it can simply feel as if you are being Provocative. People with this Strength tend not to be "easy" to be around because they naturally ignite a constant questioning. NOTE: we will build upon these descriptions in other exchanges about this subject, but for now the basics will be delivered. The EXPRESSION Strength of the Truth Tier is WISDOM. When this manifests positively, it is experienced as a kind of EXPANSION, but when manifesting negatively, it can be experienced as ISOLATION. We realize it may be confusing that we described the Action Strength of Innovation as having a positive manifestation of Expression, but we use the words in very different contexts. In the first case, with Innovation, it is in the context of Action, which means structuring into physicality, whereas with WISDOM, it is any kind of delivery THROUGH physicality. In short: Delivery INTO Physicality vs Delivery THROUGH Physicality. Those who naturally bring the Strength of Wisdom tend to simply KNOW. They "get it" very quickly and cohesively about any situation or experience in a way that defies logic, and works. That Wisdom is then either a means for Expansion, or a kind of evolution and growth, or it can emphasize the gap between the self and others in a way that feels isolating, or makes you appear to be removed. Some who are put into positions of guru status tend to have this Strength. Sages and Artisans tend to lean toward these three Strengths of Truth. INNOVATION, REVELATION, and WISDOM. Next is the LOVE Tier. The ACTION Strength of LOVE is CURIOSITY. When this manifests positively, it shows up as ADVENTUROUS, but when manifesting negatively, it can show up as DESTRUCTIVE. This is the fragment who is profoundly dismissive of the concerns of risk, and allows the self to be pulled wherever and however it wishes to be. This fragment is more concerned with what is on the other side of an experience, and always trusts that he or she can bounce back from any difficulties or challenges that might arise from Curiosity. Of course, this can just show up as reckless behavior, or even hurtful to others. The INSPIRATIONAL Strength of LOVE is RESONANCE. This shows up positively as EXCHANGE, but can also show up negatively as SENSITIVITY, or Prejudice. This is the fragment who tends to naturally bring out the best in himself or herself, or others, even in the worst of situations. When it shows up as Exchange, it is a reciprocating experience that is inspiring to both or all parties, and something is shared. When it shows up negatively, it can be experienced as a heightened sensitivity, because no real exchange is happening, or there is resistance to the Resonance. It would be something like plucking a string on a guitar to affect a certain note, but having it usurped by a pressing thumb that changes the note. When that original note is heard, there is Exchange. When it is resisted, ignored, or altered, it generates a Sensitivity. We use the word "sensitive" here in the sense of painful, not just being acutely aware. We also use the word "prejudice" because, (using the guitar analogy) the intended note is expected of the string. Resonance as a positive manifestation would adapt and find the common denominator that brings true resonance, but prejudice would just keep plucking for the same note. The EXPRESSION Strength of LOVE is AUTHENTICITY. This shows up positively as POWER, and negatively as SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is the fragment who completely transparent. There is nothing about this fragment that is hidden. That does not mean you would know everything about that person, but that it is simply not hidden. You may still have to look for it, or ask about it, etc, but this fragment is "real." When this transparency is presumed to be the case for everyone, it can turn into Self-righteousness. When it shows up as Power, it simply means that the person feels utterly alive, present, and sincere it his or her expression. That is the LOVE TIER of STRENGTHS: Curiosity, Resonance, and Authenticity. The final tier of Strengths would be the ENERGY (or Beauty) Tier. The ACTION Strength of Energy would be INCLUSION. When this shows up positively, it shows up as COMMUNING, but when it shows up negatively, it looks like POLICING. This is the person who is bent on including everyone, and naturally presuming that this is possible. When this shows up positively, it finds a medium of action that recognizes all of the nuances of inclusion, and what that might mean for various people, contexts, etc. When it shows up negatively, there is a definitive state of inclusion that requires everyone to accommodate it, or else. This leads to a constant state of policing, "calling people out," even censoring. The INSPIRATIONAL Strength of Energy would be CONFIDENCE. When this shows up positively, it shows up as SECURITY, but when it shows up negatively, it can look like INCONSIDERATION. This is the person who is so physically-confident, the effects can be comforting, nurturing, and inspire a sense of true security, merely by being in his or her presence. When it shows up positively, it brings with it a kindness, nurturing, and awe, but when it shows up negatively, it can bring with it inconsideration, aloofness, and insensitivity. The EXPRESSION Strength of ENERGY is INTIMACY. When this shows up positively, it is ACCEPTANCE, but when it shows up negatively, it might look like VIOLATION. People with this Strength tend to make you feel very good, even though they make no effort to do so. It simply feels "good" to be around them, and a sense of acceptance and intimacy is generated, whether invited, or not. In this case of Strengths, Intimacy is different from Resonance in that Resonance is like playing the same notes on different instruments, and Intimacy is to play different notes on the same instrument, if you will. When this shows up positively, it is such a harmony that Acceptance is experienced, but when it shows up negatively, it can be much like having your own song drowned out, so to speak, leaving you feeling Violated. These, then, are the three Strengths of Energy: INCLUSION, CONFIDENCE, and INTIMACY. Some additional considerations: Your Strengths may come out in different situations, different relationships, different tasks, etc. You may experience the Strength of someone who does not even realize it is a Strength in himself or herself. The negative manifestation of a Strength is always returned to a positive manifestation through NEUTRALITY, or ASSIMILATION. This basically means that you must digest your experiences, bring some awareness, take a break, and think, feel, or be SLOWER. Another way to put that is for you to let yourself catch up to you. Often your Strengths can be taken for granted so that you are not comprehending the impact of that Strength. The key is not in wielding your Strength, but in having a responsible awareness about it. We will respond to questions for 30 minutes; as many as we can. You mentioned that sages and artisans tend to lean towards the Truth Strengths...what about the other roles? Priests and Servers tend toward the LOVE Strengths; Warriors and Kings toward the ENERGY Strengths. Scholars tend toward any, but often relevant to Casting. We say this, but it is also important, if not more important, to consider the Personality. A Personality might be drawn to manifest certain Strengths for any number of reasons: it may be seeking to explore a Strength that is not as familiar or "natural" to that Essence. For instance, a Sage or a Priest with few Action Overleaves might be drawn to an Energy Strength. In cases where a Strength is accessed due to lack of familiarity or Overleaves to support it, it can often show up negatively. A Personality may also be drawn to a Strength because of a predominance of Overleaves upon a certain axis, as well. After Martha shared her Auschwitz past life experience it made me wonder (yet again!) if Essence is really "cruel”? Do we (personality) “know” enough before we are born to make an informed decision re: events etc. or does Essence pull all the strings? I know “all is chosen” – but it feels like Essence learns “at the expense” of Personality - where does Essence end and Personality begin (or vice-versa!)?? To respond to the question as it is, we would say that Essence "pulls ALL of the strings" previous to incarnating, but upon incarnation, it has some control over the first seven years of development of the Body and Personality, but after that, the Personality is completely in control. Much of what happens after birth is out of the hands of Essence, so to speak, and a matter of choice, decisions, or lack thereof relative to the Personality. Essence is far from cruel, however, even in its planning for a difficult lifetime. It is about as cruel as one who decides to ride a roller coaster, go to the movies to see a drama or horror film, or one who decides to undertake a creative manifestation such as writing a book, building a home, or having a baby. There will be pain in those projects, but the creative process and result is the original intention, not the pain. PAIN and SUFFERING are NEVER planned by Essence. EVER. Karmic Ribbons that include suffering as part of the balance due to the originating Karma, can always be altered in ways that bring balance without the suffering. However, as we said, Personality is in control, and it often does not "know better" for various reasons, including sometimes its rejection of Essence. would it be fair to say that few Essences had any control at all on whether their incarnations ended up in Concentration camps? That would be fair to say. It was the choice of Essence to incarnate while knowing this could happen, and while many were curious as to what could be experienced, the pain and suffering were never "planned." That being said, it is a default awareness of Essence that pain and suffering are experiences that cannot be avoided during the incarnational cycles. So it could be said that Essence does not actively seek to avoid those experienced, but it does not actively "plan" them, either. It does not have to. They would happen, with or without planning. Can essence somehow make horrific physical things easier - can it help the personality? Like in Auschwitz with children being mutilated. Essence can only help to ease suffering if the Personality allows for it to be present. For some Personalities who allow for Essence to present in the life, "suffering" is often experienced as a profound surrender that borders on ecstasy, or bliss. Do the 9 Strengths/Weaknesses relate to the 9 Needs? In fact, they do. To the extent that the 9 Needs are met, so do the 9 Strengths manifest positively. To the extent that a Need is met, so does the corresponding Strength manifest positively. Often, Needs are emphasized or neglected based on the manifestation of corresponding Strengths. We will conclude here tonight. Good evening to each of you. This might be considered a briefing on these Strengths, but there is much more that can be explored through your questioning. Goodbye.
  12. THE GREAT LESSON [an excerpt from Michael Speaks -- Conscious Connection to Essence (3 of 3)] Inherent in each Role, then is something we might call “The Great Lesson”. This is not a term we prefer, but it is one our channel found appropriate and we do not disagree, though more creative ways of seeing this will surely come from our sharing with you. Each Essence will have its “Great Lesson” and this ‘lesson’ will always recur each lifetime in some form. There will be no lifetime that does not struggle with this ‘lesson,’ however briefly or lengthily. Regardless of the dynamics of Personality and its chosen emphasis of challenge for a lifetime, the Essence IN ITSELF has its challenges. Essence sees this challenge from a very different perspective than does Personality and eagerly plays with this repetitive obstacle. These “Great Lessons” result from Essence “forgetting” the inherent challenges of the physical plane during the Astral and “between lives.” The body has to regain consciousness each lifetime, regardless of soul age, and seeks to “grow back” into the soul age attained within the previous life. This “Great Lesson” is one way to ensure that at least some amount of conscious connection to Essence makes it into the Body, Personality, and Lifetime at some point. Each of these “Lessons” we mention as relevant to the Roles will appear applicable to each of you, regardless of your Role. This is because, in addition to how these Great Lessons relate to each Role, they will also embody the challenge of a Chief Feature. You may find you relate to a Great Lesson that is not relevant to your Role, because of that connection to your Chief Feature for this life, but it is important to note that your “Great Lesson” is relevant only insofar as it relates to your ROLE. Furthermore, each Role and each Chief Feature relates to a Chakra, or Center, and this can also lead to connections within the various descriptions. We suggest you only focus on your Role’s description of a Great Lesson. You may relate to several Great Lessons, but the greatest one will be the one related to your Role. We will begin with the Server. When a Server is conscious and connected to Essence, regardless of its struggles and fears in the life, its Great Lesson is in discovering that it can take care of other things, nurture other things, help other people, become tremendously effective in catering to the nuances of needs in Other, BUT all the while being able to care for Self. The Server connected to Essence, and conscious of that connection, chooses to take care of itself no matter what is happening in the life, knowing inherently that this is the only way to truly be successful in any endeavor of healing, care, and kindness to another. The Server who is not connected to Essence chooses not only to slack in its care of Self, but loses its enthusiasm to offer care for Others. This Server will emphasize and prove in its universe that things and people do not truly love, that there is only discord, and that their lives are not making a difference. This Sever will either shut down, or begin to use anger as its medium of expression into life; often resorting to Depression as its ultimate anger. They are Self-Deprecation, manifest. This Server is rooted in emphasizing its own and all others’ inadequacies, or lack of Being. This can be overt or subtle, but it will show. The key to bringing a Server back to a conscious connection to Essence is in doing anything physically stimulating: running, jogging, going dancing, anything with dirt and the ground, and getting a massage. Anything that allows contact PHYSICALLY with what is considered the “outside world” and that provides data without judgment. The SERVER, more than any other Role, can often use the past as their only world and choose to gauge everything within that context, therefore, it is successful to release the past and choose experiences that bring the Server more “presence” by connecting them back to the life around them. Next we will comment on the ARTISAN. The Artisan who is conscious of and connected to Essence is one that has learned to allow happiness into the life. This may seem deceptively simple and universally applicable, but any true Artisan can tell you that it is one of their Great Lessons to learn to like receiving and indulging in the pleasures of this world. An Artisan who is connected and conscious with Essence has true joy and enthusiasm for the life, allowing room for whatever levels of prosperity and abundance are appropriate at that moment. They have admitted to themselves what they wanted, what they needed, and they are allowing themselves to have it, to create it. The Artisan that is disconnected or rejecting Essence feels their needs are too great, that they will never get what they deserve or that they are not worth the life used on them. The artisan disconnected from Essence is Self-Destruction, manifest. They have determined that they are not worth what they want. Artisans are clever and creative in their disconnection from Essence because they have helped to construct a culture that supports and rewards this behavior, even if unintentionally. This Artisan can extract from other fragments a false compassion and pity, but never anything of any real value to make the life seem “worth it” to them. The Artisan can endure for years in this state, far longer than any other role disconnected from Essence, because this state eventually requires others to reach out and care for them, even as they are not making changes, themselves. A tremendous amount of energy can be used throughout the life as they search for who caused their condition or finding the latest to be blamed for stealing their self-worth. Eventually, the Great Lesson can be learned and the life is transformed. At some point, and probably more dramatically than any other role, a shift in the life occurs. This brings the Artisan into a space that says YES to life, to what it wants, recognizes its needs and says they are worth the pursuit of whatever they choose. They finally grasp that they are allowed to enjoy their lives. Ways for the Artisan to connect to Essence in times of recognized disconnection are through any form of artistic expression, of course, though especially through painting or sculpting, and making a concerted effort to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE; purchase things that feel fun and are usually labeled “trivial;” interact with small animals, or dance privately to music. Next we will comment on the WARRIOR. The Warrior when connected and conscious with Essence finds itself in many challenges against, or within, the life where there appear to be imbalances. A Warrior that is conscious recognizes that their very nature requires them to live intentionally and with a purpose of action. This means, regardless of its tediousness or turbulence, they are always out to conquer something. The Warrior connected to Essence finds itself in many manifestations of chaos and disorder as a means to exercise and emphasize what is and isn’t Power or Empowering. More than any other role they are more perpetually in a crisis of challenge because this is truly where their “heart” lies. It may not be acceptable or as “easy” as other roles’ experiences, or what the culture supports, but it is their world and it is vital. An interesting gauge for how connected a Warrior is to Essence is through observing the Warrior’s relationships. A connected Warrior develops strong, supportive social circles while the disconnected Warrior leaves a trail of broken and failed relationships. The Warrior disconnected from, or rejecting of Essence feels that their life is one unrolling world of chaos and they determine they are just ‘lucky’ for what they have, relinquishing all effort to make a path. More than any other role (even if arguably), the Warrior that is disconnected from Essence spends its life seeking approval and recognition, while consistently remaining in the shadows. The disconnected Warrior lays low, evades conflict, and depends on others heavily. The disconnected Warrior has a deep sense that at some point it needs to do or be something specific in order to be loved or recognized. Most of the time, this Warrior has no idea what that “something specific” is and will continue to close its circle of life down until it learns to make choices for itself, grasping that they are in control of their lives; this is their Great Lesson; that their life is THEIR OWN. The disconnected Warrior is Martyrdom manifest. This is another Role that can regain connection to Essence by incorporating or balancing with heavy physical activity. Making contact with life in a physical manner that brings data into the body emphasizing security and control, such as Tai Chi or the Alexander Technique, any sport requiring coordination, can all bring the Essence back into the picture. Asking to be held, allowing themselves to be held, or embracing someone important, can help as well. We will address the SCHOLAR now. The Scholar that is connected to Essence and is conscious has learned its Great Lesson, which revolves around the reality of shared love. This Scholar has realized with a great amount of profundity that they will not love another until they have sought to love themselves. As we have said, there are many of these Great Lessons you may find applicable, but for each Role, you will see these Lessons are definitively deeper for each particular Role when specifically considered. For instance, while all Roles must learn to Love, it remains a fact that all other Roles have an “easier” time loving and being loved than the Scholar does. The Scholar who is connected to Essence has realized they are whole and complete, that they like themselves and have decided to trust and open their hearts to their life. They recognize that ALL aspects of life are capable of being loved, even themselves, including all of the hard times through which they have passed. When the Scholar is disconnected or rejecting of Essence, they do their best to ignore their lives, to resist the examination that not everything is fine. This Scholar refuses to examine their vulnerabilities and have not dealt with their shadow feelings, resulting in acts of dominance or power struggles. They have never experienced intimacy of any depth due to these things. They become adept at arguing their points, ignoring the pains of their past, destroying or deteriorating any relationship or person who touches too closely to personal areas of pain and sensation. They are Stubbornness manifest. They, more than any other Role, truly fear what is called love. The disconnected Scholar will usually bring in a legitimate resource of love into their lives, but this is usually held at a distance and sought only out of a need for refuge, sanctuary, and a place to safely rebuild or hold up the walls around their own hearts. It can be one of the most painful and emotionally tormenting of all exchanges for someone trying to love that Scholar. Some suggestions for the Scholar to bring in more of Essence might be to talk to children about their perspective on life, really play with children or play on a child’s playground. Seeking laughter of any kind brings Essence immediately back in for a Scholar. Seeking experience of the aroma and visuals of botanical gardens or observing the ocean can help, or having flowers within visual and olfactory range. We will address the SAGE now. The Sage in connection to Essence is the most obvious and closest to what the positive pole describes. They are TALKING. The Sage connected to Essence, regardless of what they are communicating, is at least communicating. They seek to express any and all feelings and thoughts as a means of communication. When they are angry, you know it; when they are sad, you know it; when they are happy, you know it; they will gladly tell you and everyone else. The Sage who is disconnected from Essence becomes silent. Of all the roles, the Sage is the most tender and fragile of all roles. We do not imply this negatively. This is simply because they are the “children” of our universe, and no physical age or soul age will ever change this; it is their “job.” This Role relates to communication, children, and the Intellectual Center or fifth (throat) Chakra. A child who has been driven or shunned into silence hangs his or her head to cover the vulnerable communication center of the throat. This same fragility and defense can be seen in all ages of a Sage, as well. When a Sage has gone silent they are rejecting Essence, literally losing consciousness. Forms of “silence” from a Sage can range through all forms of suppression. This means this Role, more than most, is susceptible to addictions and substance abuses; anything to redirect energy away from having to address what wants to be said. They are Greed manifest, as they fixate on something they feel they do not have enough of, and remain struggling to attain this at the expense of life and self. Their Great Lesson is in realizing their expression and feelings are ALWAYS important to SOMEONE, but that the legitimacy of their feelings is not dependent on being well-received. Ways for the Sage to regain consciousness and connection are through writing letters, reading personal journal entries to someone who will listen, sharing a personal story or poetry, trusting what you feel about a person when you first meet them, and singing out loud. We will address the PRIEST now. The Priest who has a connection to Essence realizes that life is full of many truths and each experience has its own truth. More than any other role, this role, when connected to Essence, has a deep, profound trust in life, knowing with true perception how to pass through the next moments and lead others through any confusion in life. Life is intuitively navigated. When disconnected, this Essence lives in a world of concepts and ideas, rational thinking and over-analysis. This would seem harmless, but the Priest disconnected from Essence enforces these rationales, ideas, and over-analysis to the point of destroying the life or misleading others as a means for false validation of their own beliefs. They lose their ability to adapt to the nuances of life and seek only to remain in a predefined, structured, and thought-out picture of life. This removes their ability to intuit and trust in life, but creates severe judgment and enforcement of fear. A great deal of effort and reaction will be used against any and all suggestions that conflict with the profound truths that they have concluded. This Role, more than any other Role, can make a lie become a profound, but false, “truth” about themselves, life, or others. They are Arrogance manifest. To help bring the Priest back into connection, we suggest to this Role, more than any other Role, to literally make time to communicate to what you consider to be your higher self, every day. We also suggest purchasing or making a set of cards with inspirational affirmations or a book of quotes that can be a “message” or “thought for the day”, for whenever in need. This will help lend insight from someplace beyond analysis. And finally, the KING, we will comment on. The King who has a connection to Essence is keenly aware of all possibilities within a life, and live with a sense of connection to all of its life. The King connected to Essence does not just live the life; it IS the life, as well. This King recognizes that it is the source of all of its life, through choice, creation, and even from a higher place. This King sees no separation based on time or space, but only the beautiful unfolding of a life as perfect, no matter what. They do not judge the life, themselves, or others for their position in it, but instead recognizes itself in everything around it. This King has dealt with what might be called its “dark side” and now sees through that same “darkness” in others, recognizing all of the illusions. Limitation is never seen as an obstacle, but as an important aspect of life to help direct growth. A King who has rejected Essence becomes highly separated from its life, separated within itself, and from others. Its Great Lesson is in acknowledging they are a PART of everything and everyone, not APART. This disconnected King is caught in circles of self-gratification and simple distraction for stimulation. They feel they, alone, are completely responsible for all achievements in life and resist any help in any form, in fact, sometimes violently. This King rejects people outright due to imperfections reflected about them and creates enormous amounts of Space and Time between those who are their most powerful support. They are Impatience manifest. This King who is rejecting of Essence will forever remain in a circle of development since they allow no other influences or support into their lives. Ways for a King to bring back a sense of connection to Essence is through visiting spiritual temples for moments of quiet and reflection, watching or reading information shared by spiritual leaders with whom they resonate. They can make changes in the life that reflect a commitment to the acknowledgment of the life force in all others, such as through vegetarianism or volunteer work. More than any other Role, we would have to double emphasize that this Role could benefit from ASKING FOR HELP.
  13. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- June 2009] [Question] Michael. This may seem terribly “basic;” however, due to discussions amongst students, I’ve become confused about how the various Soul Age Levels apply to Essence’s growth and development. When Essence first starts incarnating as an Infant soul, is it actually an Infant soul that then grows and develops as each level is achieved? In other words, do completing Internal Monads in positive pole, Soul Level, and Age, apply to Essence’s development? Could you please clarify? [Michael Entity] We think we understand your question and will attempt to respond appropriately. What we would remind you of, first, is that what evolves is the ROLE in Essence. We realize that the terms “Essence” and “Role” are used interchangeably, and fairly so, but they are quite different in technical terms. Much like your Personality and Essence are truly “one,” they are still not the same things, technically. For the sake of this response, we will use the terminology of Essence for the part of you that exists with or without a Role. We will use Role to refer to the specific medium through which Essence experiences itself in relation to other fragments sharing a similar agenda, and sharing an intent to be a part of the spiritual ecology of a particular system, such as Earth, all of its life forms, and more specifically, Human Sentience. The PERSONALITY experiences evolution within a single lifetime, from its Infancy to Death. Within that time frame, it goes through rites of passages relative to its physical and psychological age progression and our channels refer to those as Internal Monads. The ROLE also goes through stages that our channels refer to as Internal Monads, which is a different scale than that of the Personality. To help in clarifying this differentiation, we think it would be a good idea to refer to the Internal Monads of the Personality as “The Seven Rites of Passages” as a means to differentiate from the Seven Internal Monads of the Role. The Seven Rites of Passage are still, technically, Internal Monads, but specific to the Personality. Not all stages, or Rites of Passage during a life will be experienced or completed within a single lifetime because of physiological or psychological interruptions, limitations, and interferences. ROLE experiences evolution from its first physical lifetime through its last physical incarnation, even if by proxy (Transcendental or Infinite*). Role's evolution is measured by Internal Monads, as well, but these are relative to the progression through the Soul Levels that you find in the Soul Ages. The Role's evolution through each Level is dependent on each Personality's efforts to progress through its own Rites of Passages. The further a Personality can progress through its Rites of Passages in the positive poles, the further the Role is progressed through its own Internal Monads. The 7 Internal Monads for the Role are the 7 stages of EACH LEVEL of the Soul Ages. Since it can take several Personalities (incarnations) to finally get through the 7 Life Stages, both physiologically and psychologically, it goes that it also takes that many lifetimes for a Role to progress from one level to the next in a Soul Age. With this understanding, you could say that it takes 7 successful Rites of Passages to equate the 7 successful Internal Monads of the Role. The process for the 7 Rites of Passages takes place within the physiological and psychological boundaries of the Personality, whereas the 7 Internal Monads take place within the levels of Essence/Role and is built upon the processes of the Personality. [ADDITIONAL ELABORATION from TROY] There are a couple of ways this evolution happens: COMMON PROCESS (classic process) Let’s use a 5th Level Old Sage who is just starting the 5th Level. 5th Level Personality # 1 : lives to 12 years old; finishes the 2nd Rite of Passage (positive pole) 5th Level Personality # 2 : lives to 25 years old; finishes the 3rd Rite of Passage (negative pole) 5th Level Personality # 3 : lives to 50 years old: finishes the 3rd Rite of Passage (negative pole) 5th Level Personality # 4 : lives to 52 years old; finishes 3rd Rite of Passage (positive pole) 5th Level Personality # 5 : lives to 60 years old; finishes 4th Rite of Passage (negative pole) 5th Level Personality # 6 : lives to 45 years old; finishes 4th Rite of Passage (negative pole) 5th Level Personality # 7 : lives to 55 years old; finishes 4th Rite of Passage (positive pole) 5th Level Personality # 8 : lives to 72 years old; finishes 5th Rite of Passage (negative pole) 5th Level Personality # 9 : lives to 65 years old; finishes 5th Rite of Passage (positive pole) 5th Level Personality # 10 lives to 25 years old; finishes 6th Rite of Passage (positive pole) 5th Level Personality # 11 lives to 17 years old; finishes 7th Rite of Passage (positive pole) 7 Rites of Passages Completed; 7 Internal Monads Completed = 5th LEVEL Completed NEXT LIFETIME = 6th Level; and a completely new cycle through the 7 Rites of Passage/7 Internal Monads as a process toward the next soul level/age. Notice that a “short” lifetime can still quickly build upon the collection of past Rites of Passage as a means to “quickly” move into the later Passages. It is often the case that if only the 6th and 7th are remaining, a child will generate a terminal illness early in the life, speeding the process of awareness of mortality and impending death as a means to sum up the Rites of Passages, Internal Monads, and Level. RARE or NON-Classic Process: In some lifetimes, it is of interest to the Older Soul to transit a Level WITHIN the lifetime. This is rare, but not so rare for Older Souls. When this happens, the lifetime is quite literally “two lifetimes in one.” There are a multitude of reasons for choosing this process, and here's how it works: Let's use a 5th Level Old Sage who decides to transit Soul Levels within a lifetime. Only the 6th and 7th Rites were not completed for the 5th Level, so rather than have a short life, or die when the 6th and 7th Rites are completed, the lifetime continues into a new cycle of Rites of Passages. When this happens, the Personality literally goes through a phase of deep awareness of its mortality and senses an impending “death.” All Rites of Passages are physiological and psychological. We often think of these as relative to the physical age, but that just so happens to be a classic pattern. The actual Rites can happen at any physical age. It’s the psychological levels that are the important dimensions. That's why someone can be stuck in the 3rd Rite of Passage, but be 80 years old. It’s also why a 12 year old can be processing the 6th Rite of Passage. So when a person is transiting Soul Levels during a lifetime, it means they are also completing in the positive pole the 7th Rite of Passage. When that happens, the person undergoes a kind of psychological death (7th Rite), the Soul Level transit happens, and a psychological rebirth (1st Rite) happens, regardless of physical age. The following Rites of Passage will now add an interesting process to the lifetime as the person, regardless of physical age, now processes this rebirth, and then attempts the 2nd Rite of Mobility, the 3rd Rite of Independence, etc. as far as they can go with what years are left within the lifetime. Sometimes they only get through the first or second Rite, sometimes further. [END NOTE FROM TROY] [Question] Does this mean that Essence can have multiple Roles incarnating — what makes up Grand Cycles? [Michael Entity] With all of this being said, the ROLE starts as an “infant” because it is relative to its current cycle of exploration within a specific species, but the Spark who is Essence existed long before this current Role and species. There are other species and systems through which an Essence/Spark has already explored, from the initial choosing of a Role to its reunion with Tao. We refer to the entirety of this process as a Grand Cycle. Your Role does not change during one of these Grand Cycles, but once that Grand Cycle is completed, the Role is discarded, along with all of its dynamics, such as Frequency and Male/Female Energy Ratios, Essence Twins, Task Companions, Entities, Cadres, etc. and when a new Grand Cycle is chosen, all of those elements are chosen anew. The Grand Cycle is to your Essence/Spark, what each Personality is to your Role. Most fragments within the Human Species have an average of 3 Grand Cycles. Most of our students, which is one Energy Ring, or 12 Cadres, share an average of 9 Grand Cycles. Essence does not evolve without the Role and the Role does not evolve without the Personality. Personality does not evolve without the 7 Rites of Passages. We realize we meandered through a response as a means to help provide context for our response. Did this answer you sufficiently for now? In conclusion, the Essence/Spark DOES evolve, but it is on a different scale of measurement. There is a time when the Essence/Spark is an “infant,” so to speak, but it inherently retains all of the qualities of Tao. The Essence/Spark's scale of evolution is of such a scale that the results would be difficult to comprehend. From what we understand, each Essence/Spark eventually runs its own universe, eventually fragmenting itself and continuing the spectacular creativity that is Tao, becoming its own “god,” if you will. But this is not something one need concern oneself with as you consider how to pay your bills and get along with your loved ones. The number of Grand Cycles does have some effect on the way a Role will show up, even in its first Infant lifetime. Those with higher Grand Cycles can tend to seem much wiser than those with fewer Grand Cycles, which is why Entities and Cadres who share an average of Grand Cycles tend to incarnate quite tightly at first so that no one “sticks out.” As the Role evolves, the Entities and Cadres “spread out” and are more capable of blending in with other fragments who may have more or less Grand Cycles. [Comment] Sometimes, I think we incarnate to escape the complexities of it all…we come here to stop and smell the roses so to speak [Michael Entity] We would agree, especially for those lifetimes having a Goal of Flow or Re-evaluation.
  14. Troy Tolley channels the entity known as "Michael" (from Messages from Michael) on the topic of LIVING AS ESSENCE vs LIVING FOR ESSENCE for the TruthLoveEnergy Great Gathering 2016 [FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE]
  15. It seems that some things in life require a warm up period of time before running at their peak level. A clear example of this is the human body that needs to be warmed up in order to perform better when exercising. Going running without properly stretching out your muscles can cause your body to perform poorly. Is this a valid pattern in the larger (multiple planes of existence) scope of reality? Does one's essence require a warm-up period before it functions at peak levels? I've come to understand that essence is always available to you as a personality and that it is always more aware in deeper ways than you are. Does one's essence need time in order to perform at a better level in your life? I know that the present moment is complete as it is, but does it perform better when you give it time to warm up? There's no doubt to me that the present moment is perfect, but there's also no doubt that I perform better when I focus whole-heartedly on attaining a time in the future. I guess I am interested in anyone's take on the idea that your essence can perform better if you focus not on it's inherent perfection but rather on achieving a better state which is beyond your current awareness of essence. It's almost like the feeling that if you "reject" essence you might achieve a higher level of performance than if you unquestioningly accept essence as is.
  16. SCHOLAR ESSENCE

    *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. The Scholar Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities for experience. The Scholar is driven by Curiosity, they deeply want to KNOW, and they’ll immerse/dive into, experiment with and explore their focus of study on the level of both Personality+Essence. For instance, the Scholar may wish to study Alcoholism, not through Observation, but through being one. This hands-on approach creates raw, inner knowledge+comprehension. Despite how much they’re “into” this, the Scholar’s 1 Input is tasked at researching, storing and archiving experiences- and this can give Scholars an extra sense of Observant Detachment and Objectivity. They are, literally, ambient experiential “sponges”. Being Neutral, Scholars can be quite invisible+chameleon-like- they can show up as Server, King, Artisan etc. because of their interests of focus/experience/knowledge, and life themes. The Scholar is a highly mathematical role that revolves around holding experiences in until they’re processed, controlled, figured out+understood; especially when this comes to paradoxes, emotions and love. In many cases they will justify this need+isolate themselves(or isolate anything that triggers the confusing experience, away from them) until this is done, but the most helpful experiences for them to let go of this inclination are to laugh in life, realize they don’t have to understand it all when they sense they're processing too much+need to be clear, and understand+rely on trust. When Scholars manifest -Theory, they operate on a lack of experience, and simply decide what is true or not true, accurate or not accurate, worth knowing or not worth knowing etc. Put simply, they decide the value of an experience or person before any experience is had. They are also quick to presume that if something is similar to a previous experience, the result will be exactly the same- with no room for variables or new data. This can make the Scholar incredibly presumptuous, reactionary and dismissive. Worst of all however, is that the Scholar can lock down their effort+curiosity+enthusiasm, and take no risks, no action, keeping only, strictly to what’s known/familiar/presumed true- they “know what they know” and no matter how painfully outdated that knowledge may be- that is all they’ll see. On the other hand, Scholars can also try to learn from every experience and spread themselves too thin- becoming a simple barrage of tales, information and empty words with no depth. So to compensate, they may further expound these facts or trivialize others’ sharing of facts/info. When Scholars manifest +Knowledge, they operate on experience, openness, curiosity, enthusiasm etc. and rely on their navigation of adaptability, flexibility and surrender. They explore options, keep perspective and gain insight by using+trusting in past experiences as the basis for understanding the present+future, taking on new challenges, and taking risks. This Scholar also shares in-depth information from their experiences+exploration when it is relevant, needed, wanted and in context, for the sake of transformation and further trust. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to Scholar Essence 1 Input Living as Scholar Essence Core Scholar Values Wants+Needs of Scholar- Projects and Surrender Scholar Power- Information 7 Facets of Scholar Role Old Scholars Loving and Being Loved- Scholar- Be Pushed to Love Scholar- Transformation vs Consumption Member: PPLD- Exploration of Scholar Member: PPLD- Scholar Invisibility and Polarities Member: AnnaD- King-cast Scholar Tidbit Member: BrianW- Essence Report(Sage-cast Scholar) Scholar- Slide to Sage Artisan vs Scholar Tidbit 2014 Review- Scholars and Experience January 2015 Energy Report Scholars hold in Experiences Scholars- Emotional Isolation
  17. SAGE ESSENCE

    *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. The Sage Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities to be seen/heard, to play/laugh, and to communicate what they’ve learned as truth to an audience. On some level, the Sage senses they’re always being watched(for what they exemplify or teach). Sages share these truths through entertainment, theatrics, gossip, wit, tricks, stories etc. because it’s fun, brings levity and encourages others to feel like the truth is theirs. Older Sages however, begin to uphold integrity+honesty in their expression to make it more accessible. Regardless, the core of any Sage is the inner child: their innocence, and the wisdom they gain from life that they seek to find a way to be meaningful to others. Their 3 Inputs focus on the Task at Hand(1), the Truth they’re expressing(2), and how to express that to their Audience(3). Throughout life, Sages can often experience blows to their innocence, shaming of their playfulness, and an internal discord over necessary responsibilities and unnecessary obligations. Ironically, despite their at-times immaturity, Sages are the quickest to know maturity doesn't preclude anything and the last to ever grow up and shun their innocence. They possess a strength of confidence in their expression even as they may be afraid to speak up. When Sages manifest -Oration, they dump information overloads and soapbox blabber-mouthing upon those who have no interest, they communicate with presumptions about their listeners, and speak in repetitive ways that have no value but to take up space+time. This Sage loses or silences their audience through their oppressive/offensive expression, and they can fall into drama, lecturing, vocal complaint, deceit, manipulation, over-expressiveness, grandstanding, obnoxiousness, know-it-all behavior and throw tantrums(internally or externally) because they feel invisible, sense they’re not being accepted, and desire to be seen. Orative Sages however, are also quick to go silent, retreat and suppress themselves if their words aren’t validated as being important. When Sages manifest +Dissemination, they share information and wisdom in ways that can be heard+comprehended; they gauge their audience’s interest to find the best way to express themselves towards them in captivating, fun and honest, integral ways, sans the showmanship, personas and small talk- Disseminating Sages tend to avoid Performance and emphasize active listening to grow mutual exchanges, companionship, friendships and intimacy. Though it varies, each Sage emphasizes and embodies the values of play, communication, laughter, and innocence, and will create contexts for sharing joy/understanding through. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to Sage Essence 3 Inputs Living as Sage Essence Core Sage Values Wants+Needs of Sage- Communicate and Affection Sage Power- Charisma 7 Facets of Sage Role Old Sages Sage- Fun vs Turbulence Scholar- Slide to Sage 2010 Overleaves April 2013 Energy Report- Sage Audience January 2013 Energy Report Member: Dianna- Artisan-cast Sage Member: Geraldine- Sage-cast Sage Member: Diane- Sage as their own Teaching Young Son- Essence Report(Warrior-cast Sage) Member: Mareen- Sages and Dishonesty
  18. KING ESSENCE

    *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. The King Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities to overseer- to direct, allow, encourage, manage and motivate all the parts of the “kingdom”/system they’re overlooking. Their 1 Input is tasked to Master whatever experiences at hand require this process. Though their Magnetism, Kings create Contexts in life that can rally many people/aspects from many directions, because they’re all drawn to that context. Then, they can+will interpret+interact with those parts(people/resources/parts of self) to see how they can function together optimally. When Kings manifest -Tyranny, they separate themselves from the “system”, and put themselves above, below or outside of it. From there, they demand that the parts involved behave+comply as expected, not as inherently inclined. “Off with their heads!” is a common phrase to Tyranny- when the Tyrannical King is faced with uncertainty, lack of control or chaos, they will just wipe the slate clean and “be done with it”. This King will eliminate all association with an experience causing them trouble, rather than master it- and life can just become a matter of things that need to stay in their place. This position is one that wipes away all progressive foundation and direction. Power, to this King is a matter of adhering to+enforcing inherited standards, limitations, rules. Their presence is legitimized if they do what they’re supposed to, and others do too. These Kings will endure boredom and tedium honorably from this standpoint, simply enforcing a momentum+direction, but they are not essentially “alive” as they work/trudge through life. When Kings manifest +Mastery, they comprehend the inherent nature of the parts(people, things, aspects of self, dynamics of a relationship) they’re managing+mastering, and they will direct those parts to function together for a common goal/motivation. They have deep gratitude for how all these parts contribute to the whole picture, and for how they inherently are. And they begin to allow themselves to finally be as they’re inclined, too. This King becomes profoundly alive, excited, moved and they “keep the human” alive in life. Power, to this King, is a matter of internal definition+ an integrity to uphold personal intentions. Their presence is legitimized through flexible, self-defined, self-purposed standards. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to King Essence 1 Input Living as King Essence Core King Values Wants+Needs of King- Independence and Intimacy King Power- Legitimacy 7 Facets of King Role Old Kings Loving and Being Loved- King- Allowed some Time to Love King- +Progression vs -Enforcement Server-cast Kings Kings- Sense of Relationality Member: DianeHB- -Tyranny Turning Point Member: DianeHB- +Mastery at Work Poles of the King Kings and the Obsession with Stimulation
  19. PRIEST ESSENCE

    *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. The Priest Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities to guide others to a more healing/inspiring position, often by instilling meaningful vision, trust, faith, courage etc. Being a 2 Input Role, the Priest has a focus on both the Task at Hand(1) and their vision of the Higher Good(2). This “higher good” can be anything, but there is an inherent drive to motivate the self+others towards higher ideals, purposes, and states of being that are beyond the self. Manifest Priests love nothing more than seeing just how the meaning they inspire, is used by others for self-fulfillment- but they often do want that to be used and seen accurately. It could be said Priests are concerned with what’s best for everyone involved. When Priests manifest -Zeal, they try to impose upon themselves+others to aim for their higher vision. They inspire what they believe is true, in ways that are often more reprimanding to, combative with or shaming of what others believe is true. They seek to recruit+proselytize. Zealous Priests identify strongly with their sense of spirit, ideology, expression and beliefs- and if those are threatened, they can bristle up in defense with hostility and anger. Zeal forces people+parts to work together/get along because they MUST work together/get along, which not only exhausts the Priest’s efforts, but causes more and more conflict, resignation, and disagreement. This is often because they see every experience, accident, bad choice, wrong turn etc. must mean something and they can grow outraged, agitated, or distracted by these presumptions. When Priests manifest +Compassion, they invite themselves+others to their vision/truth based upon individual choice, and in honoring everyone’s need to grow at a personal pace. They know exposure, experience, education and dialog must be personally paced to be effective+grow empathy, and so refrain from trying to rush anyone along in their processes. This Priest has an unconditional compassion that remains comfortable and responds as best it can with information, invitation and empathy when their sense of spirit, ideology, expression and beliefs are threatened. Compassion helps willing parts/people find+create a common ground for relating; they help oneself come back to oneself, and others come back to themselves. They are also able to discern what are+aren’t the most meaningful lessons+truths to impart. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to Priest Essence 2 Inputs Living as Priest Essence Core Priest Values Wants+Needs of Priest- Guiding and Detachment Priest Power- Resonance 7 Facets of Priest Role Old Priests Loving and Being Loved- Priest- Surprises/Faces Priest- Guidance vs Steering Priests- Sense of Orientation 2014 Review- Zeal vs Compassion Member: Maureen- Priest Lesson Member: Maureen- Truth/Acceptance/Innocence Member: Maureen- Priests know Love is Raw+Ugly
  20. WARRIOR ESSENCE

    *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. The Warrior Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities to rally for a cause, invoke courage as a platform for change, and bring energy to a direction. This is a Role with 1 Input- oriented to Conquering whatever task/experience/difficulty is faced. The Warrior highly values Loyalty, Compassion and Commitment, encouraging these in themselves and others- but they are just as keen at rushing over to serve needs for protection. Despite being called Warriors, they are often the quietest and most peaceful of the roles- that is, until there is a cause to be taken up, such as in the support of an underdog. When Warriors manifest -Coercion, they push a divide between those/that they’re loyally protecting from those/that deemed a threat, through force, bullying, scare tactics, conquering, manipulative strategies, or even punishment, shaming or withholding. This Coercion can even be directed at a loved one by protecting them from themselves, or towards the Warrior themselves, to protect them from others. Coercion forces direction upon another, and it often isn’t met with passivity. As Coercion is all about Protection, this Warrior can begin to question the integrity of others actions, but always quickly defend others just the same when they’re threatened, as a reflection of their own self-protection/hiding of shame/guilt/regret over the integrity of their past choices. When Warriors manifest +Persuasion, they encourage the self and others to CHOOSE to do what’s best for them, with active intelligence and freedom of movement. This Warrior no longer sees punishment as the only method of Correcting actions, but sees correction can be brought through the awareness of choice and consequence- the ability to “shift gears”, “change lanes”, move/see in opposite directions as a means of realigning beliefs, organizations, parts of self etc. and nurture integrity(own their past and the choices made). In short, the details don’t define them, or anyone- what one does with those details does. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to Warrior Essence 1 Input Living as Warrior Essence Core Warrior Values Wants+Needs of Warrior- Commitment and Humility Warrior Power- Correction 7 Facets of Warrior Role Old Warriors Loving and Being Loved- Warrior- Win Over Warrior- Cohesion vs Protection Member: Bobby- Sage-cast Warrior 2007 Overleaves Warriors and Warfare- What IS a Warrior?
  21. ARTISAN ESSENCE

    *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. The Artisan Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities to delight in newness, awe and creativity, and turn that into something tangible(real), something seen+recognized. So it is then, that the Artisan is aware of the necessity for ORDER & STRUCTURE. The Artisan is adept at bringing life TO relationships, or the workplace/community, and bringing TO life, ideas, art, encouragement, impulses, spontaneity etc.; many shine at encouraging and allowing intimacy and shared nurturing(of creative projects, family/community, animals etc.) This Role’s 5 Inputs focus on the Task at Hand(1), New Inspirations/Changes/Desires(2), Trying to Finish Previous Creations-like a new job/move/art project(3), Their Strategy/Mapping System/How-To(4) and an Awareness of both the Past and an Idealized Future(5). When Artisans manifest -Delusion, they’re unable to, refuse to or feel blocked in bringing to life or infusing life; instead, they resort to fantasies more alive+vibrant than reality: escapism. Even against all common sense, the Artisan will believe the lies, fabrications, paranoia, delusions of grandeur/persecution etc. they create are true; they build defenses against change. The further their life+creations are from what they intended those to be, the more the Artisan will try to deny it and/or blame life, others, lack of skill etc. for it. This Artisan rejects life, but they can also reject having too much of anything, or being indulgent in anything. They can feel they don’t deserve to enjoy life, be happy or have what they want. Artisans can also be very keen on being special or having special traits that set them apart. When Artisans manifest +Creation, they create what they want, and what they desire to have, with the tools+resources available to them. And if they can’t create that desire, that’s ok, they will allow that to be true, rather than deny, lie or blame for it. This Artisan shapes, explores and renews reality by giving their ideas+impulses tangible form and nurturing, growing, and developing their pursuits, projects and relationships. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to Artisan Essence 5 Inputs Living as Artisan Essence Lie/Cover-up or Truth? Core Artisan Values Wants+Needs of Artisan- Structure/Order and Recognition Artisan Power- Specialty 7 Facets of Artisan Role Mature/Old Artisans Loving and Being Loved- Artisan- See Love Artisan- Structure vs Stricture Member: Janet- Artisanness Member: Maureen- Artisan mistaken for Server Member: Matt- Artisans and Doomsdays Member: Matt- Essence Report(Sage-cast Artisan) Artisan Attachment
  22. SERVER ESSENCE

    *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. The Server Role in Essence shines when there are opportunities to help and make a difference- though this role is ordinal, seeking instead to help in intimate, one-on-one ways. Above all, for the Server, the Service they give just has to matter and mean something. As a 2 Input Role- The focus is on the Task at Hand(1), and the vision of the Common Good(2). This “common good” can be anything, but there is an inherent drive to serve/provide what’s needed for others and the self, and nurture this ability to develop in others. Manifest Servers love to see those they touch, grow in how they manage themselves in the world. It could be said Servers are concerned with what’s needed for you. When Servers manifest -Bondage, they resist their nature to nurture+care for the self and/or others- so they feed their recoiling, weariness, exhaustion, and resentment instead. Their care becomes a burden, both to others(due to obnoxiousness and ineffective over-extension) and the self(due to the emptiness & resistance against the responsibilities of caring). They are simply fueled by constant guilt, a longing promise of reward, anger, and depression. Bondage either cares so much it’s no longer about caring, but wishing to control the focus of its care(through manipulation, guilting, over-protection); or it cares too little- disengaging, refusing, and rejecting because caring is too hard/inconvenient, too much energy/work, just too much- so they enlist apathy, shut down or become begrudgingly bitter until someone else cares for them. Many Servers want to share their life with one trusted person, and they can lose themselves to loneliness in waiting for that meaningful one, or share so much with so many out of empty desperation for that meaningful one that they forget others have lives to share too. When Servers manifest +Service, they embrace their nature to nurture+care for the self and/or others- so they nourish openness, enthusiasm, energy, and kindness. Their care becomes a strength, both to others and the self. This Server acknowledges what gifts, rewards and meaning in life they already have, and they share this gratitude as a form of nurturing service. Furthermore, this Server realizes they can ask about and find pleasure in sharing in others’ lives too, rather than just push their own or wait out their own for something/someone meaningful. -------------------------- SOURCE MATERIAL: Conscious Connection to Server Essence 2 Inputs Living as Server Essence Core Server Values Wants+Needs of Server- Be Helpful and Be Helped Server Power- Nurturing 7 Facets of Server Role Mature/Old Servers Loving and Being Loved- Server- Proof Server- Nurturing vs Manipulation January 2016 Energy Report February 2016 Energy Report
  23. Michael says that we are always connected to the "Tao;" always residing within that source, even if we tend to forget. It's actually natural for us to "forget," since each lifetime generates a new body with a new brain in which our soul must work to rebuild, or return to, conscious awareness. As we gain experience over many lifetimes, we tend to regain that awareness more quickly within a lifetime. IN THE BEGINNING... According to Michael, the Tao brilliantly exploded out "fragments" of itself as a means to explore Itself and the universes It created. These "sparks" (or "Essences" or "Souls") are imbued with the same freedom as the Tao, to do what they wish, explore what they wish, experience what they wish, interact as they wish, and generally experience everything possible! This freedom allows the Tao unlimited creativity and exploration as these souls run around being creative and experimental out on their own! With all of this creativity and curiosity, a soul can easily get into trouble, go through painful growth, sadness, loneliness, fears, etc., but those experiences are part of the same spectrum of experiences that includes joy, happiness, abundance, passion, love,... Nothing is ever actually wasted or lost or bad from the soul's point of view. Because our souls know an absolute sense of safety in the universe, being in a lifetime is much like going to the Movies! While sitting in the theater, we can have a whole spectrum of emotions and experiences as we are pulled into the action and drama of a really good movie, but we ultimately know we are safe and can leave when it's over. Our souls experience the excitement of our lifetimes in a very similar way, except that as the soul gains experience, so does each Personality, and it becomes easier to create far more manageable and enjoyable lifetimes! If you think of the very basic part of your Essence as being a "spark" of the Tao, then think of those sparks as eventually choosing a kind of "Essence Role" to play in the universe. This "Essence" (or "soul/spark") chooses one of 7 "Roles;" kind of like choosing what kind of car or vehicle to use to travel through the universe on its own. These Roles are not limiting in any way; in fact, over many lifetimes, the ability to BE that Role becomes more important, fun, and easy! It's kind of like learning how to drive faster, easier, and you begin to choose even more exciting terrains! As you read more about the Michael Teachings, you may find that the terms "Soul," "Essence," and "Role," are used interchangeably for convenience. You will rarely hear the word "spark," but it's included here so you can understand how the Role is chosen. Your Role stays constant throughout all of your lives and beyond, but continues to improve its means of expression and its way of Being with the additional lifetime and experience. Now we will briefly cover the 7 Roles that make up the Souls of this Universe. This is a very simple introduction, so do not get too preoccupied with trying to determine your Role just yet, as it is a bit more complicated than the descriptions here. This is just a BASIC Introduction. It's very important to remember that the names used to identify the Roles are only used for convenience and they are not to be taken literally. For instance, a Priest Essence can be a farmer or a plumber or a murderer; a Server Essence might be a preacher, housewife, or serial killer. The Role describes the PRIMARY WAY OF BEING for a soul, but that can show up in many ways. Each Role will behave in ways that are terrible and frightening, as well as in ways that are beautiful and enlightening. Each Role has a Positive and Negative Pole, which helps describe the potential spectrum of behavior that a soul can exhibit, with the Negative Pole being more fearful and the Positive Pole being more loving. We will cover the Polarities, later. Sometimes the Role is hard to detect because of several factors that may inhibit expression and behavior, such as parental influences, cultural expectations, gender roles, and environmental conditions, so be patient as you study. There are 7 Basic "Ways of Being" (Roles) in the universe. In thinking about a "spark" leaving the Tao and choosing a "Role," it might be helpful to think of it this way: As a "spark" you are still swimming in the "white light" that is "home" (or Tao) and your soul is still very aware and connected to Tao. When your Spark chose a Role, it was a way of differentiating itself from the Source. Our souls never truly leave the Tao, but they "separate" themselves in a very creative way. Think of white light passing through a prism, separating that original light into 7 visible rays of color that made up that original white light. In the same way that ALL color is still a part of White Light, so are our souls forever a part of the spectrum of the Tao, or God, no matter how separated we may seem to be. Here are the 7 Roles in Essence: Servers & Priests: These are the Inspiration Roles. The Server inspires us one on one, while the Priests inspire us on a mass scale. Servers see the world as their honored guests, while Priests see the world as a congregation or "flock".Artisans & Sages: These are the Expression Roles. The Artisan creates and brings new things to the planet, while the Sage entertains and makes us remember how to laugh. The Artisan is more one on one while the Sage likes to affect groups. The Artisan sees the world as a project, like a sculpture or canvas, while the Sage sees the world as an audience or playmates.Warriors & Kings: These are the Action Roles. The Warriors stand as our protectors and builders, getting us motivated and instilling loyalty, while the King leads us into action as a group. The Warrior sees the world as territory or challenges, while the King sees a kingdom or realm.The Scholar: This is the only "Neutral" Role, meaning it is the centerpiece and mediator of all other Roles. The Scholar studies life and observes, sometimes in strange ways, but always submerged in something their soul finds important to study, ranging from addictions and fear to science and wisdom. This Essence studies so often that it is actually the life itself that becomes the study. This is the most versatile Role and can sometimes seem quite the chameleon. The Scholar sees the world as an object of interest or study. Although there are only 7 Roles from which to choose in the universe, this is in no way a limitation to the soul. There are many, many factors in addition to the Role that makes each soul so unique!
  24. Spark vs Essence

    [Originally posted 4th Jan 2013 in a forum discussion on nTLE:] Jana: What remains between grand cycles is called "Spark". I believe it was said that this is not a term identical to the term "Essence". Essence, compared to Spark, has Role, Casting - anything else? Troy: "Spark" is an easier way to differentiate Essence Role from Essence, but Essence and Spark are basically the same. The Spark IS Essence, and Essence takes on a Role. Spark is just easier to use because "Essence" can mean so many different contexts.
  25. August 3, 2003 Troy Tolley, Channel MICHAEL SPEAKS (Online) – Energy Report with Q&A [MichaelEntity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We will begin with the Energy Report as requested: It appears the more intense energy of June and July is waning as a lull is settling in. This comes after a great deal of physical and mental activity during June and July. As many of you already know the months of June and July brought with them a great deal of Clarity and Implementation. Most of our students dealt with some form of serious change during those months with some form of revelation being implemented. As we had mentioned in our previous report, it is not unusual to implement a serious change, but the difference was in the fact that so many of you participated in such an investment. After June’s and July’s activities and shifts, August should bring about some relief, some “down time”, a short break. For most of our students (especially those in the United States) calmness is moving through the collective consciousness, and while this is an opportunity to simply relax, most will find this calm to be unsettling and distrustful. Because this year is rooted in the energies of the Moving Center, it may be difficult for you to simply relax and peacefully go about the routines of your life right now. A momentum is in place and calmness may be difficult to settle into, even if only briefly. Even for those who are quite sedentary, you may be associated with another fragment who will keep you restless along with him or her. Our suggestion for the next 3 weeks or so is to take advantage of the calm, to make a decision that for at least one of the weeks, you will trust your life; you will simply do the routines of your day, and know that you are safe. For those who have made a major change in July or June, then August can be seen as a Maintenance month, continuing the implementation of your changes, getting comfortable after some of your personal shifts. In light of the opportunity to choose Calmness over the next three weeks or so, we will not complicate matters by elaborating the Energy Report too much. We already know that many of you will choose to follow your restlessness and that is as valid a choice as choosing to rest. We will help in your ability to consciously make your choice by stating that if you find you are choosing restlessness, or if you seem to not be able to relax even when you try, that you can help generate peace for even a few hours at a time by simply reminding yourself that YOU ARE SAFE. In most cases restlessness is due to some form of control issues, and if you let your guard down for “one second” things will “fall apart”. Many times those who are restless don’t even know what it is they worry about, but in many situations that worry is simply rooted in feeling unsafe. Those who “worry” to the point of being unable to relax are the same children who were usually punished in some way for behaviors deemed unacceptable. “Worry” and restlessness are only for superficial appearances then. As long as you are worried, or as long as you are restless, then even if you are judged, rejected, or reprimanded (internally or from external sources), at least your worry and restlessness will show you tried. This is not to diminish the very real worries of life, or the restlessness of certain experiences and bodily/hormonal fluctuations, but when a fragment feels he or she CANNOT choose against these things, it may be rooted in that lack of feeling safe. For those who choose to access and experiment with the energies available over the next few weeks, you can experiment with how often you can look at your life and say with trust and truth that you are safe. While the past couple of months helped support serious changes among most of you, this month’s energy can lend support in your reacquainting yourself with the “groove” of your life from the stance of Trust. We will now take questions from those who have them. QUESTIONS [infoloon] I thought virtually all children in this culture were punished for behaviors deemed unacceptable? [MichaelEntity] And the act of “worrying” is as pervasive. [Whillo333] Is the unsafe feeling from the unstable political and economic status of “the world” and the “fear” that seems to permeate society now? [MichaelEntity] It is actually rare that any older soul (Late Mature through Old) ever feels completely safe within the lifetime. Regardless of the state of any culture, society, country, or planet for that matter, the Older Souls have known many tragedies and have experienced many struggles these souls know all-too-well how easily a life can shift and change. Over many lifetimes the Essence gains experiences in managing these shifts and perils of the physical plane, but each lifetime also brings a new Personality that has never experienced death or struggle. [pitcoozer] That is a revelation – re: late mature and old souls .. and feeling safe. [MichaelEntity]This is a strange dichotomy that will eventually resolve itself as the Personality learns to access and trust what it considers its Essence. [pitcoozer] Explains a lot – the trust is like the candle blowing in the wind .. [Whillo333] Thank you. As an old soul, your comments are very meaningful to me. [MichaelEntity] As that dichotomy resolves itself, the Personality, while still being “new”, will not only find access to the memories of hardship and deaths, but also to the reality of the immortality of its Essence. [pitcoozer] Yes – alleviates the fear of death itself, and increases the zest for living and being .. [MichaelEntity] As we have said many times, but will say again, it is the Personality that “controls” the lifetime, not the Essence. While Essence can offer an overall theme to the lifetime, it is the choices and decisions of Personality that create the path of a lifetime. As each choice is made, Essence can “spin off” versions of that lifetime into “parallels”, allowing thousands of versions of the Personality to fulfill itself. [Whillo333] Can the 2 be at odds throughout the lifetime? [MichaelEntity] There will always be AT LEAST one parallel that will find resonance and recognition of Essence, following the original intent of the lifetime. There will almost always be at least one lifetime that completely rejects the notion of a soul and creates its own path. [Whillo333] In which case, what happens to the soul? [MichaelEntity] So, in answer to the original question, the sense of unsafety we speak of is that which is inherently a part of any life, especially of the older soul. Eventually, and as part of any final cycle of lives, the Personality and Essence become “One”, and a kind of “telescoping” of all lifetimes occurs, with all Personalities across time finally experiencing a sense of Home. In answer to your question, Whillo, the soul observes that lifetime/parallel and learns. [freyaisissuz] Wil’s que: Wil was channeled as having a secondary channeling agreement with Michael. A definition from Michael about a “secondary agreement” and how it differs from primary would help validate the contract for him and others. [MichaelEntity] Different channels will create different ways of describing our Agreements with us. Those who use “secondary” to describe an Agreement with us would usually be describing the seeking of direct contact with us for personal reasons, along with the ability to offer that contact to personal circles of friends or family. A “secondary” Agreement would not include any pull to “go public”, while a Primary Agreement may not only involve publicity, but the use of the Agreement as a source of income. [schleiv] How can we learn to trust the action of just letting your day go by. How do you know its right to just let it flow? At times I feel this, when doing my art but later, I think I could have been much more productive, where does the trust begin and the uncertainty end? [MichaelEntity] As with most distrust, it comes from speculation, not valid perception. Trust begins when you can learn to differentiate and choose between Speculation and Valid Perception. When you are in the middle of your day, trusting, flowing, and generally feeling synchronized with your life and Essence, it can safely be said that you are in a state of Trust. At the end of that same day, upon reinterpretation, you may then find yourself speculating, extracting upon retrospect all of the things you could or should have done; therein lays the source of your distrust and worry. Whether in speculation before or after an experience, you will always find ways that you could or should have done something. The ability to learn and evolve comes with a “double-edged sword”, meaning that along with that ability to evolve, you also have the ability to extract possibilities/probabilities that could/would have worked better or differently. [emberton@…] Thanks Michael, here is my question: If we find ourselves permeated by worry and fear-of-letting-go during this period, what method(s) or technologies do you recommend to facilitate a break in this pattern, beyond what has been mentioned previously? [MichaelEntity] We only suggest making the attempt to consciously choose Trust and to do so with the knowledge of why you may have difficulty doing so. There is no other way to truly make the choice. The most profound method of choosing Trust/Safety is in the simple act of STOPPING. By this we mean to literally stop moving, stop fidgeting, stop thinking about anything distracting, even for one minute or 30 seconds, and stating with as much gentleness as possible… “I AM SAFE. THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAN ME AND MY CHOICES RIGHT NOW. I AM SAFE.” Taking 30 seconds to feel safe and to choose trust can have a calming effect on the body and mind for at least an hour or so. We suggest stating the words once, gently and with as much truth as you can, and HEAR THEM. Repeating them over and over may create a reaction from your Instinctive Center that something is wrong and requires trying to override reality. So state the words calmly, plainly, sweetly to you, and listen to how they sound. It would do you well to understand that the words being stated will not change your life. Instead, they will be words that invite a new perception, which can then change your experiences of your life. Taking those moments to invite the perception, allowing more conscious and loving interpretations of the lifetime, lead to more conscious and loving choices. [H2OSprtlvr] Do you suggest that August is a good month to review personal fears such as with interpersonal relationships? All fears, I suppose. [MichaelEntity] Any Month is always a “good month” for any introspection. In your case, it may actually be a “good time” to give yourself a break from your constant internal scrutiny. While we are not suggesting you choose against your own inclinations, we will say that some of your solutions you seek can be found by not “looking so closely” at the matter at hand. You are submerged in an experience that could be benefited from a bit of distancing from it. The past few months were for such close scrutiny and clarity. August could be used to say, “Why did I ever think anything was ever wrong?” This does not mean you have to dismiss any responsibilities you feel inclined to work through, but it can help you make clearer, gentler decisions and Choices. Modern lives are not wrought with Survival as many of your past lives have been, but are wrought with “Improvement”. The greatest “improvement” you can make on any life or relationship is in freeing yourself from assuming there is some conclusive improvement to be reached. You will ALWAYS “improve” and we have yet to have seen any end to our potential evolution. We quote the word “improve” because of its being a misnomer. There is only Evolution. “Improvement” is relative. Relationships, internally and externally, will ALWAYS Evolve, which may be seen as an Improvement or not. [Anla899] What are ways to synchronize personality and Essence on a day to day basis? [MichaelEntity] There are three very simple and effective ways of synchronizing Essence with Personality: Writing to Essence, Talking to Essence, or Meditating to Essence. [Anla899] How do we do those? [MichaelEntity] Most fragments assume that Essence “knows all” about the lifetime being lived, but that is not the case. Essence only “knows” what YOU inform it of, which is why some lives can seem to spiral out of control, reaching a point where crisis is the only time the Personality seeks to contact its soul. Essence can only experience your life THROUGH you. There are moments within the life called “Instinctive Review” wherein the Personality “uploads” the experiences of the life to-date and Essence can then help to direct the life, if the Personality will allow it. Otherwise, it is up to Personality to keep the lines of communication clear and up-to-date. Keeping any form of a journal, whether daily or weekly or monthly can help keep Personality and Essence in contact and more united. For journaling, simply write about your life, stating clearly what it is you seek to change, stating clearly about areas in which you believe you would like help from Essence. Keep a log of your dreams and observe the changes you are recording by looking at patterns in your days, your choices, and reactions, dreams, etc. Keeping a journal is like remaining gently conscious of what it is you want, need, and keeping Essence included in that. Some of you may benefit from simply speaking out loud to Essence, treating this part of you as an actual “invisible friend” who is humorous and caring. State to your Essence occasionally how you feel your life is going, asking for help, or giving gratitude when it is felt. This can be done as ritualistically as prayer or as playfully as making comments throughout your day. And finally, some may be inclined to use Meditation for continual contact with Essence. We say Meditation as it includes any practice of focus whether through calming of the body and turning inward, or through running, exercising, doing a puzzle, etc. In those instances of Meditation, however you choose to meditate, remember to invite your Essence to access your Instinctive Center where all experiences are stored. These three methods can keep Essence continually updated and your life continually synchronized, instead of having to go through startling revelations during the scheduled Instinctive Reviews. [Additional information: Michael explained later that the reason for writing, speaking, or meditation, rather than just random inner dialogue, is not only due to the fact that those three methods engage all of the Lower Centers, but that they also help refine what it is you wish to communicate, rather than all of the random worries, fears, anxiousness, etc.] [schleiv] how often are those reviews? [MichaelEntity] Val, the Reviews are approximately every 7 years, with the major reviews around the ages of 28 and a 56.
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