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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- Conscious Connection to Essence (3 of 3)]

     

    [nemo999] What are the most common states of mind? Pleasure, pain, depression, sadness, happiness, attention, boredom … are these states of mind or are they illusion?

     

    [Michael_Entity]
    This set of descriptions are only conveniences to describe whatever a person interprets as their reality in the moment. They are highly subjective and can refer to either illusions or what you have called ‘states of mind.’ They are all ‘real’ to a person experiencing.

     

    The definition of ‘illusion,’ or Maya as we prefer, is in the apparent indulgence in a ‘truth’ that is subjectively inappropriate for the fragment. There are some Maya that are shared collectively, some that are individual.

     

    Despite the fact that Personal Truth will render all of these experiences “real”, we will share a little of our perception.

     

    Depression from your list can be considered a collective ‘illusion,’ and one that is a deep indulgence in Maya, though very ‘real’ when inside of it. Depression is a resigned stance toward the life, an emotional suicide based on one or more of the Chief Features. This is not a judgment. When one is in Depression, we differentiate this from Grief. Depression is literally the consistent and insistent effort to reject the life. If Depression is being experienced, acknowledge that you are where you are in your experience, and ask for help. Depression is one of many Maya that creates a situation where intervention from outside forces is required.

     

    Pain from your list can be either Maya or “real”, but is always a symptom of resistance or friction, which we do not see as inherently good or bad, merely resistance to some Growth. Pleasure is always a symptom of higher awareness and connection to Essence. Sadness can be either, though if tears are involved, recognition of a truth on some level is occurring. If there are no tears, this is most likely a form of Depression. Boredom is always a symptom of Maya and is a literal self-lie to remove responsibility. When Boredom is indulged in, you are living in a space of time that was created from want of “having more time”, then when it arrives, you seek to fill it. This all happens because creation on the Physical Plane is denser and slower, therefore the space and time sought “shows up”, but sometimes out of synch with your faster moving mind. Making a note that Boredom is a sign of forgetting your original intentions can help make more of that time. It is not required, of course, that you continue with your original intentions, but release the judgments about EXPERIENCING the slowing of time and take a moment to stop. When we say this is a self-lie to remove responsibility, we mean this in terms of being able to respond, not in terms of discipline.

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      Hi Michael. I've read in psychology articles that insufficient contact or interaction (as an infant) with one's mother (or perhaps both parents) in the form of touch, and responses to facial and other cues, can inhibit peoples' abilities to recognize and describe their emotions (or perhaps, feelings?)
       
      And hence, leading to difficulties in dealing with them (emotions - or perhaps feelings, I'm not sure which based on your earlier distinction between them. Probably feelings.)
       
      Would you say that there is validity to this, and if so, if someone has had this experience in early life, how the processing circuitry is affected (and if possible, tips on how to rectify it, ie, recognize and process emotions effectively?)
       
      [MEntity]
      Any issues with care taking during the first 7 years can affect the Instinctive Part and, therefore, affect one's TRUST. Trust is reset in every lifetime, but how one is handled, treated, nurtured, born, etc. can skew that function so that it has some range of challenges.
       
      All Emotions are reset in every lifetime.
       
      But as one progresses through the Internal Monads, these Emotions are explored in a way that locks them into Projection or frees them into Reflection.
       
      These are not tied to the Internal Monads in a way that leaves an Internal Monad unfinished if the Emotion is not freed, but there do tend to be periods of the life where the various Emotions are emphasized in exploration.
       
      For example, Trust is explored and emphasized between the 1st and the 2nd Internal Monad.
       
      The 1st and 2nd Internal Monads can be successfully closed, even if Trust is not freed, but there is a rather high correlation to the level of trust vs distrust that one has in relation to whether one has completed those Internal Monads. In other words, there does TEND to be a much higher level of distrust among those who have not successfully closed their 2nd Internal Monad.
       
      DISGUST is explored and emphasized from the 2nd Internal Monad all the way through the 3rd Internal Monad.
       
      This is why you will find your toddlers to teens emphasizing this in ways that can be repellent and difficult.
       
      ANTICIPATION is explored during these, as well.
       
      Whereas SADNESS and JOY are explored and emphasized during the 4th Internal Monad.
       
      While ANGER and SURPRISE are explored and emphasized during the 5th Internal Monad.
       
      This is not to say that these Emotions do not exist as emphasis at any other time. We did not say that, nor did we imply that. But it is to say that those stages tend to be when those particular Emotions come to be truly resolved and freed, or locked into a more restricted state.
       
      Speak to a fragment who is successfully navigating the 5th Internal Monad and you will speak to someone who has all but lost the charge of Anger as a form of helplessness, and has freed it to become a form of motivation.
       
      Emotions as Polarities
       
      This may be a good segue into these Emotions as polarities.
       
      Think of the poles below as describing the Emotion as restricted or freed, and therefore more subject to Projection vs Reflection.
       
      TRUST as restricted might be FOOLISH/DISTRUST, and freed as CONFIDENCE/AWARENESS
      DISGUST as restricted might be CAUSTIC/LOATHSOME and freed as HUMOROUS/PREFERENCE
       
      Keep in mind that our polarities here are not necessarily emotions. These are merely adjectives to help understand the spectrum of that particular Emotion.
       
      SADNESS is restricted as PATHETIC/SELF-PITY and freed as GRIEF/HONESTY.
      ANGER is restricted as DEPRESSION/BLAME, and freed as MOTIVATION/PURPOSE.
      ANTICIPATION is restricted as AGITATION/DISDAIN, and freed as ENTHUSIASM/CONSIDERATION.
       
      [ViP1] Michael, just to confirm, you are giving negative poles first, then positive, as usual (eg, ENTHUSIASM: -ve, /CONSIDERATION: +ve?)
       
      [MEntity]
      What we are sharing with the two terms for each pole is the branching that the restriction or freeing can show up as. For instance, some restrictive Trust shows up much more like Foolishness or blind faith than as Distrust.
       
      But Foolishness and Distrust are fair ranges to include how the Freed end would show up.
       
      JOY is restricted as OBNOXIOUS/SELF-INDULGENT, and freed as INCLUSIVE/INVITING
      SURPRISE is restricted as RESISTANCE/DISREGARD, and freed as ADAPTIVE/PLAYFUL.
       
      To bring further correlation, it could be said that these Emotions are more inherently explored and emphasized in various Essence Roles, as well, though this is certainly in no strict sense of delineation.
       
      Scholars - Trust; Servers - Disgust; Artisans - Sadness; Warriors - Anger; Priests - Anticipation; Sages - Joy; Kings - Surprise.
       
      These inherent Emotions might be said to be a long-term spectrum for each Role to truly comprehend from its worst to its best.
       
      Furthermore, one COULD look at one's overleaves and "translate" his or her profile to show how the Personality might be emphasizing certain Emotions as exploration and emphasis.
       
      For example, if one has a greater emphasis down the Moving Axis, one might be exploring the wide range of Anger and how this is both debilitating and motivating.
       
      QUESTIONS
       
      We will open the floor for 2 or 3 final questions. We think we have covered a good amount on the subject of Emotions tonight, and these can be further explored in other exchanges with us.
       
      [Tyrant] Do each of the emotion types when blocked or repressed (or stuck in negative poles) have certain types of illness/ailments to them that manifest/what are they? as in, are there consistent patterns in types of ailments
       
      [MEntity]
      Yes, there can be. However, by the time most ailments are showing Physical symptoms, it is often a mix of two or more Emotions that have remained restricted. We can delineate these in another exchange.
       
      We would, first, want to share how illnesses/ailments can be broken down into 7, before correlating.
       
      If there are no more questions, we will conclude here for today.
       
      Good day to each of you
    • Amanda
      By Amanda
      Entering a Sage year, this seems important to recall. ❤️
       
       
      “Decide to be happy
      Render others happy
      Proclaim your joy
      Love passionately your miraculous life
      Do not listen to promises
      Do not wait for a better world
      Be grateful for every moment of life
      Switch on and keep on the positive
      buttons in yourself,
      those marked
      optimism,
      serenity,
      confidence,
      positive thinking,
      love,
      Pray and thank God every day
      Meditate
      Smile
      Laugh
      Whistle
      Sing
      Dance
      Look with fascination at everything
      Fill your lungs and heart with liberty
      Be yourself fully and immensely
      Act like a king unto Death
      Feel God in your body, mind, heart, and soul
      And be convinced of
      eternal life and resurrection.”
      ― Robert Muller, Most of All They Taught Me Happiness
    • Michael
      By Michael
      A few months ago I noticed a shift in perspective in my reality as a result of the Michael teachings as well as many other sources including the Bible and Eastern teachings.  This shift has resulted in a new level of contentment in my life.
       
      Basically the broad outline of reality is simple and leads to obvious conclusions.  All of creation is constructed from and by God or Tao so that all beings are part of the same being.  When we do unto others we are literally doing it to ourselves.  This is not theoretical but literally true and is at the heart of what Jesus says in the New Testament as well as the wisdom of the Eastern religions. We are also told in the teachings that we start out in the negative poles of our various characteristics before moving to the positive poles so that experiencing negativity in all its forms is essential to our ultimate purpose.  Any judgement or pain we inflict is on ourselves. There is no motivation to the enlightened mind to feel separate from anyone else no matter how exalted or depraved they may appear to us.  We are also perfect as we are and time is an illusion(thus already perfect).
       
      These precepts internalized can allow us to live life in a detached manner, enjoying the pleasures and not being dragged down by the miseries.  The concept of life plans and essence agreements can soften the pain of horrific events we observe.  There is purpose and agreement in all action.
       
      If we so choose, we can use logic to justify being happy and content in a world that appears to be on a path to self destruction.  Some of the parallels will survive!  All of us will for certain in our perfection.
       
       
       
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