[Ingun located this content from November 25, 2007, in her records and shared it.]
Because of my recent move into my new apartment, I found myself going through a lot of notebooks and papers that contain years and years of channelling before the wonders of online record keeping and blogging and chat transcripts.
Among the scribble notes and half-transcripts from cassette recordings now long gone, I found part of a live session transcribed about "Healing the Wounds that Block Prosperity." This original session from Michael in 1997 talked about 4 major areas of the life that help give clues to our primary assumptions about the universe and how we relate to it in terms of manifesting prosperity. Only two areas were transcribed, so to get the complete session would mean asking Michael for it all over again, which I intend to do, but for now, I thought I'd share part of the information as it relates to our Chief Negative Features (basic fears). The piece below is a start to the re-channeling of the information from 1997. What you are reading below is from 2007, using notes from 1997 as a guide for my posing the subject to Michael.
[Note: We do not know if the intended continuation of this content was ever completed. If it was, we no longer have it.]
Healing The Wounds that Block Prosperity
Many of our students are interested in the concept of "manifesting" as it relates to creating a life of prosperity, abundance, and happiness as if this is a skill that must be learned. "Manifesting" is not a skill that needs to be learned, but is an inherent quality that is either used consciously or unconsciously. Manifesting happens 100% of the time that you are alive (and even when you are not), but you either manifest by default (unconsciously choosing or allowing) or through creativity (consciously choosing or allowing).
Most find their days to be spent in routines, drama, and/or superficialities so this powerful tool falls to the default and all prosperity is then sourced and filtered through basic assumptions that have gone unquestioned or unhealed about one's relationship to the universe.
We will define "Prosperity" as "any sense of personal freedom to act, feel, or think within the context of your material, emotional, or intellectual world." This definition then varies greatly from one fragment to the next.
Though there are 4 areas to which one can look for clues as to what one's primary assumptions are about the universe's abundance, today we will offer insights from the area of your basic fears: your Chief Negative Features.
Your Chief Negative Features are merely habitual responses from your Personality toward what you have deemed threatening. Depending on what you find to be most threatening, you will enlist a response that you feel protects you from the threat; hence, the 7 Chief Negative Features.
Understanding what you believe is a threat to you, and how you respond to that threat, can help greatly in your freeing yourself from reactionary relationships with the universe, allowing room for more conscious choosing, thus allowing for greater control over what is manifested, or created.
Remember: "creating your own reality" is simply a phrase to describe the power of CHOICE. Though there is validity to the scientific explorations of this phenomenon, the level from which the Personality can relate and create is through CHOICE, and to do so consciously is the most effective means of "creating your reality."
There are 7 Chief Negative Features and each are enlisted as protection against natural forces within your world that are not necessarily threatening. However, once one has determined that this natural force is a threat, a person can spend his or her entire life protecting oneself from experiencing it.
The 7 Chief Negative Features are:
ARROGANCE - fear of BEING too much (vulnerability, over-exposure, being seen too closely)
SELF-DEPRECATION - fear of BEING too little (inadequacy, failing standards, being invisible)
IMPATIENCE - fear of LOSING CONTROL of Time (getting old, running out of time, missing out)
MARTYRDOM - fear of LOSING CONTROL of Space (other people's choices, imposition, wounds)
SELF-DESTRUCTION - fear of HAVING too much (taking too much, undeserving, unworthy)
GREED - fear of HAVING too little (not enough of something specific, lack of recognition, unfairness)
STUBBORNNESS - fear of CHANGE (anything new, different, unexpected)
As one becomes an independent force in the world, one finds his or her particular fears relate to BEING, CONTROL, HAVING, and/or CHANGE. All fears are capable of being enlisted at any time, but a fragment usually fixates on two Chief Negative Features as they relate to the areas of one's goals in life and one's experience of intimacy and relationships (a primary and a secondary Chief Negative Feature.)
If one has identified the Primary and Secondary Chief Negative Features, one can bring a consciousness to that particular block to prosperity.
It could be said that the Primary Chief Negative Feature relates to one's experience of prosperity EXTERNALLY, while the Secondary Chief Negative Feature relates to one's INTERNAL sense of prosperity. So while externally one might be abundant, the internal may contradict that abundance. The same can be said of one's having an internal sense of abundance about life, but his or her Primary Chief Negative Feature blocks prosperity externally. The latter is common among Older Souls. It is also important to note that the External relates to the prosperity experienced within the world, while the Internal relates to prosperity in Relationships. So, for instance, even if one feels generally prosperous internally ABOUT THE WORLD, he or she may still find lack in the area of Relationships.
Here, then, are the internal assumptions that come along with each Chief Negative Feature that may hold clues for how one might bring consciousness to the equation and make new choices when one feels threatened in the world. These phrases help describe why you believe you ultimately cannot get what you want.
ARROGANCE: "If I gain prosperity, it will bring unwanted attention to me through judgments and criticism." Arrogance uses any success as a threat to separate oneself from others in a defining, obvious way, so even with success, this fear can reduce the enjoyment tremendously as it threatens vulnerability. Arrogance does not want the responsibility for managing the prosperity.
SELF-DEPRECATION: "I really don't deserve this. I didn't really do anything to have this. I still haven't earned the right." Success here brings with it a haunting sense of guilt for not being adequate enough to have attained it. Self-Deprecation does not feel it can be responsible enough to manage what comes with success.
IMPATIENCE: "If I focus too much here, I will miss out over there." Impatience has the fragment weaving through life trying so desperately to manage the experiences of Time that no time is made for what is most wanted.
MARTYRDOM: "With success comes inevitable disaster." Martyrdom has the fragment spending so much time reducing the life to what can be controlled that it finds little room for anything broader than that.
SELF-DESTRUCTION: "It's just not worth the effort." Because Self-Destruction already feels that his or her life is of no value compared to others', there is no interest in having more.
GREED: "This isn't enough, or what I wanted, after all." Greed always has the fragment perceiving that 'the grass is greener' somewhere else and does not acknowledge the progress toward prosperity, reducing experiences to always having better results elsewhere or elsehow.
STUBBORNNESS: "Wanting means Change means Scary." Success is seen as unknown territory that could leave the fragment lost, so reducing the experience of wanting vs. having helps keep the sense of familiar and false security.
Taking a look at the phrases and simple interpretations may shed some light on the undercurrents within your life that block prosperity. Some of you may find yourself experiencing the descriptions to varying degrees of extreme or subtlety.
The most effective and immediate means of dismantling your fearful habits is to consciously make a note of your Positive Pole of your Attitude.* The Attitude is the key within your Personality that is directly linked to all fears. Once the Attitude has slipped into the Negative Pole, the inner protectors come forth in the form of the Chief Negative Features.
It can easily be said that if you are struggling to have what you want, it may relate directly to the Chief Negative Feature that you have brought in to protect you. As long as having what you want is related to a root threat, you will find ways to protect yourself from that very thing. What one must do to redirect the choices and behaviors is to first gain consciousness of the undercurrent and then to update the self with new possibilities that are not based on past experiences or fears.
This may take some time and energy, but these are abundant in the universe, and yours to use as necessary.
If you are not getting what you want, it is almost always rooted in a prejudice or assumption that you have made about your relationship. Whether this was developed by you, or was taught to you, is not the issue. The solution is in your efforts, your patience, your compassion and gentleness toward yourself as you redirect your choices with consciousness, keeping in mind that how you respond to life's disappointments is also a matter of choice.
* The Positive Pole of the Attitudes may be found in the Overleaf Map.
This content may be discussed in Ingun's forum post on the topic. See Healing the Wounds That Block Prosperity.