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August 24, 2003 Troy Tolley, Channel MICHAEL SPEAKS (Online) – Month in Review [MichaelEntity] Hello to all of you. We are here. As you may recall, we spoke at the beginning of the month about the energy moving through the collective consciousness. The energy reports we offer through each channel is usually relative to the channel’s vicinity, and in most cases this means the United States, and sometimes more specifically the regional area of the channel. We clarify this again because it is important to maintain perspective of that an energy report for another country can be quite different. The energy of the past month was one of emphasis on CALM and reminders of Being Safe. This did not, however, mean that nothing of any significance would occur during that time to challenge you, but simply that the energy would be prevalent at that time for choosing Calm over Panic. We believe the behavior during the “Black Out” of the north eastern regions of the U.S. and bordering areas of Canada exemplified this. It is clear that your masses are well into Mature Soul functioning as a collective. Rather than our sifting through world events for examination, we believe it is more important for you to direct us through this examination. We will begin taking questions from the queue, beginning with Marion. [Liiona24] There is a lot on conflict in my personal world some is directly involving me and some I am just in its path. How is this related to the months energy, yes I was safe! Yet can this be better handled, at work, personal all over… [MichaelEntity] In your case, Marion, you have chosen/created a life with a path that crosses many people who are in conflict. The original intent, of course, was for the experiences of guiding, counseling, directing these fragments. Many of our most devoted students have chosen this kind of path in the life, but with that kind of path work comes the “ebb and flow” of synchronicity. In other words, there are times you will feel as if you have a strong grasp on the events of your life, and other times that you realize you are quite tired, physically and otherwise. For some of you, the experience of not having a crisis to handle, or a conflict to manage, is quite close to feeling as if you no longer have importance or meaning in your life. Older souls tend to create patterns of crisis and conflict for 4 reasons: Boredom: Essence knows that one of the only ways to truly “stay awake” within a life is to sustain challenging experiences Familiarity: Personality becomes so accustomed to handling these scenarios that the momentum seems to daunting to even try to alter Purpose: Conflict and Crisis are a means for defining a unique sense of self TRUST: Essence and Personality allow the life to be a magnet for crisis and conflict because there is an inherent trust in the process of life, however tiring and overwhelming it may seem. For older souls, it is inherent in their nature to trust the process of life, even if unconsciously. Experience has shown that, regardless of crisis and conflict, you will “survive”. With the energy of August offering a space for Calm and Safety, it is not surprising that some of you would then take that as a window of opportunity to handle some of your more challenging conflicts. As for how you can “handle it better”, we can only suggest that you remind yourself occasionally that you are not responsible for every other person’s sense of fulfillment or needs. When you have over-extended yourself, it is always best to explore why you are doing so. If it is based in Guilt, then we suggest reading our article about Guilt written through Troy. We remind you that Guilt is invalid and is a tool of the Chief Feature. How clever to show Guilt if you fall short of your over-extending of yourself. Guilt is sidestepping the issue of what needs to be addressed. In your case, you are still honoring outdated boundaries that do not coincide with your more evolved perceptions. We will discuss the more personal aspects of your question in a private forum. [suz] I ask about the personal boundaries we each have to deal with…some that I didn’t feel I took on… [MichaelEntity] Your question is unclear, Suz. If you would like to rephrase and specify the question, we will respond. [suz] During the gals road trip, boundaries and other issues came up…my personal que is how that relates in the Whole picture? [H2OSprtlvr] Isn’t having Conflict and Crisis in one’s lifetime a means to personal growth, that beyond being bored, having purpose and trust or familiarity that would create the crisis, wouldn’t one also choose this for the purpose of growth? [MichaelEntity] You are correct. In more specific terms, we would refer to the state of growth as FRICTION. There is no amount of growth that occurs without Friction. Conflict and Crisis are forms of Friction. Friction can also be the experience of Pleasure and Fulfillment, Success and Satisfaction. Our response to Marion described the varying reasons one might continue to seek the more difficult methods of Friction. [H2OSprtlvr] Thanks for that bit about friction being about some positive things, because with the Goal of Growth, I have been told I won’t grow unless I’m in conflict and I really avoid conflict if I can. [MichaelEntity] We do not endorse one version of Friction over another. You will each discover the areas of your life that need varying versions of Friction for growth. We merely state that growth is not exclusively painful. [H2OSprtlvr] Thank you. I needed to understand that. :-) [CCVARNER46] My 6th mature warrior cast scholar husband and tc has marked self destruction as a cf this life. Why did he choose this cf and what lessons, other than safety, is he to learn by battling rather advanced lung cancer? just diagnosed this month… [MichaelEntity] We feel that the word “lesson” implies something that has been imposed upon a fragment, which is never the case. If we use the word “Lesson”, we would mean this in terms of what the fragment may be inclined to EXTRACT from an experience. This forum is too limited to go into such a sensitive, personal topic, but we can state that it appears the Personality chose Self-Destruction as a Chief Feature because at one point in his life an important, idolized figure was either prone to illness or died of a self-destructive illness. It was then decided that there was some kind of value or integrity in taking on that similar path. Chief Features are not chosen by desire or consciously, they are chosen through habitual responses to certain events. In his case, it appears he learned that it was more important to “handle life now, and let it catch up to you.” His diagnosis coming in a month of potential calm will go a long way in how this experience will be treated. We will respond more personally in an appropriate forum for such a topic. [flimflamdamn] Can you please shed some light on the current global political situation? It’s very volatile, and the US’ place in the world is very strange right now – it seems that the dishonesty in our government’s behavior and intentions are very obvious now, but are people noticing this dishonesty? How will events in Iraq and Afghanistan, and any other relevant places (including the USA), play out in the near to mid-term? The contrast between my personal feeling of safety and my sense of the world’s chaos and suffering is immense these days! [MichaelEntity] The world has always been in some kind of “chaos”, but until recent decades, one could only read or hear about them. You are now capable of being subjected to the vivid reality of that chaos. Nothing is new, however. There are simply more people and more media. There has always been dishonesty among the evolving nations, as well. The greatest difference now, beyond the growth of media and population is the evolution of Soul Ages. [flimflamdamn] the stakes feel so high now [MichaelEntity] Your sense is valid in that there is a culminating climax that will change your world forever. In one hundred years or so, we will more than likely be stating that “there was a time when the world was dishonest and chaotic”. As we have stated in the past, a Mature Soul world has no privacy. There are no more closed doors in a Mature world and people learn and adapt to the reality that they are being watched. The implementation of “reality tv” on such a large scale is the first superficial symptoms of this Mature Soul truth. Your sense about U.S. Governmental intentions being more obvious and undeniable is valid. In the same way that religions are “tripping over themselves with revelations”, so are most outdated institutions, laws, etc. Those groups of laws, politicians, governments, religions, organizations, etc. that are not capable of adapting to Mature Soul truths will definitely “fall”. The attacks on the middle-east are part of irony of this Mature Soul shift. What you are seeing in that situation is the actions of Baby and Young Souls being funneled through Mature Soul concepts. The Young and Baby CANNOT fathom the contexts and perceptions of the Old or Mature, but they are feeling the pressures of the shift. Since the Young are in positions of power, and the pressures to eliminate suffering and oppression are stronger than ever, the Young simply “blow up” the troubled areas. This seems like a reasonable solution to the Younger Soul. Imagine a child who plays video games and is frustrated with the progress of that game. Hitting “reset” is a valid solution to that child. The Young see the world in similar terms. In more direct answer to your questions: yes, it is no longer a question for most fragments in your world that the United States government does not have the “purest” intentions. As far as the near to “mid-term”, we cannot predict, but we can suggest probabilities. After the end of September, our perception of probabilities will be clearer. Currently your world is moving toward a major global pivotal Nexus near the end of September. This will clarify the probabilities from the “soup” of potential that has been created from the reactions and decisions of fragments over the past two years or so. We will talk more about these probabilities in our energy report next month. We must conclude here. We realize our time is limited in this forum.