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    [This is a replication of the session Michael Speaks: Cancer]


    Hello to each of you. We are here, now. 


    Today we are asked to speak on the subject of cancer. 


    We will begin by clarifying that our perception is not one of a practical and local doctor, and our information shared here is to be considered along with any acute perceptions within the Physical Plane that may prove helpful in navigating and understanding cancer. 


    What we will address today is the broader phenomenon of cancer, and not the variations of named cancers. The types of cancers known are usually indicative of starting points, but all cancer is fairly similar in dynamic. 


    Cancer is considered a disease because of its impact on the body and its seeming effect of turning against the host in a way that is lethal. 


    However, cancer is grossly misunderstood as being only a disease, when it is, in fact, a defense. 


    Cancer is understood as shortening the life or causing the death, and this is true to some extent, but it is the body's overcompensatory method of extending life. 


    It may seem contradictory because of the prognosis for many cancers, but the cancer, ironically, does more to extend the life than it does to end it. 


    Cancer is a response to extreme trauma in the body. 


    This trauma comes in 3 primary forms: practical carcinogens, stress, and diet. 


    Practical carcinogens are those known (and unknown) environmental elements that cause trauma in the body in a way that prompts cancerous growth.


    This would include such things as certain chemicals, pollutions, radiation, etc. 


    These are causes in many cases, but more often than not they are triggers for activation of cancer that was long in the works before that trigger. 


    This is why one smoker can develop cancer while another does not. 


    In cases where the carcinogen is a "true cause," then the ratio of activation of cancer is fairly predictable. In other cases these carcinogens are merely triggers for activation of cancer more directly caused by the other two forms of trauma. 


    Though it could be said that stress and diet fall under the umbrella of "carcinogen" in many ways, we differentiate these from the practical carcinogens because they are often far more insidious and accepted, though there is an argument that could say the same for pollutions and toxins in the environment. 


    However one might navigate the world of toxic waste and pollution, it is much more difficult to note the degree of trauma one is causing from stress and diet. In other words, you can live as healthy as you can, live in the best of environments and close to nature, but if your diet and stress is not addressed, you are at risk for cancer. 


    Along with higher exposure to practical carcinogens, the higher and more chronic the stress, and the more empty of nutrition the diet, the ratio for cancers increase in that population. 


    Chronic stress and chronic intake of unhealthy foods traumatize the body in ways that are only very minimally understood. 


    We know there is information that speaks to these concepts in terms of choice for health, but they are far more serious than that. 


    They are at the core of what, eventually, kicks the body into an instinctive survival mode that resorts to cancer as its last effort to survive. 


    By "chronic stress" we include self-condemnation , worry, anxiety, self-loathing, hatred, distrust, resentment, denial, delusion, depression, etc. 


    By "chronic stress" we mean that these and similar states are upheld for more than half of your waking state, consciously or subconsciously. 


    This kind of stress destroys the defenses of the bodies. 


    We include the emotional, intellectual, and physical bodies here. 


    We wish to make it very clear that one is not to blame for one's cancer if one has developed it. There is no relevance to blame. If a person were so upset that as he walked he tripped into traffic and was hit by a car, it would be useless to blame him or the car. It is the intersection of two completely separate trajectories that simply must now be dealt with. 


    It is the same with cancer. The trajectory of stress meets with the trajectory of survival. 


    The body wants to live. It is designed to survive. All auto-immune deficiencies, in fact, are efforts to survive, not to turn on the body. 


    There is nothing that body does in any biological sense that is not for the intention to survive. Even aging is included in this, and worth considering discussing at some point as a topic. 


    Stress as a cumulative trauma to the body destroys the defenses over time and cancer can develop as a final effort to survive without those defenses. 


    Diet is the brother to stress, so to speak, and both go hand-in-hand in many ways. 


    The more nutritionally-void the diet, the more likely the consequences can be cancer. The more toxic the diet, the more likely the consequences can be cancer. There is validity to the phrase "eat to live, rather than live to eat." 


    Most modern cultures are lacking in two vital forms of education: how to eat, and how to manage resources. In fact, most are inculcated with diametrically opposed education that diminishes the life force. 


    When the diet is doing more harm than health over time, and there is chronic stress in some form, both of which can be upheld with a great smile and a happy life, can result in cancer. 


    All of this ties back to the Need of Expansion. 


    The relationship of a culture to the Need of Expansion can reveal how at risk a society is for cancer. 


    For many, Expansion is superficially fulfilled. 


    Stimulation, distraction, hoarding, territorialism, etc. 


    These are not the problem. They are part of the spectrum of Expansion. 


    The problem comes in when this Need is not fulfilled to any degree beyond the 3rd Degree. 


    For review, the degrees of expansion are: 1) Physical Tumors/Cancer, 2) Accumulation, 3) Sprawl/Territorial, 4) Conceptual Challenge, 5) Emotional Growth/Maturity, 6) Transformation/Transmutation, and 7) True Prosperity/Gratitude. 


    Every known "cause" of cancer comes from this effort to fulfill the Need of Expansion.


    From the practical carcinogens of waste and toxins to self-loathing to unconscious eating habits that have no concern for consequences. 


    Expansion is a Need that is often neglected, ignored, shamed, or overcompensated for. 


    Models for those who fulfill Expansion have rarely been of help for education and understanding of this Need. 


    What tends to happen then is the cumulative effects of false Expansion until there is collapse under the weight.


    And cancer forms. 


    We wish to point out that we speak in broad terms today. We cannot speak to the variations on cancer and the individual or culture and their specific patterns, but we think this overview can be useful. 


    What we speak of today is not to encourage a rise of Expansion to the top of your list for consideration as priority, but that it be included in your spectrum of Needs that you will seek to fulfill, whether you realize it or not. 


    To help simplify the aim away from cancer and toward a true fulfillment of Expansion is to aim toward True Prosperity and Gratitude. 


    True Prosperity is a management of resources in a way that does not dismiss them simply because you could have more or that you need more. 


    Gratitude is the means by which one sustains fuel for enthusiasm and effort. 


    For the older soul, Expansion is the Need to BE HERE. It is that simple.


    Yes, it is also the Need to grow, expand, evolve, etc, but this is most easily understood in the most intimate of terms when described as your need to BE HERE.


    You want to be here. 


    You are here. 


    You Are. 


    This Need need not be only fulfilled by reaching false standards set by marketing, or reached through the consuming of foods simply because you can, or through the constant berating of yourself for not being more. 


    If you choose to do so, take the next step upward in the rung of Expansion and challenge your thinking, challenge your notions, challenge your patterns of perception, challenge your habits, challenge your ideas and concepts. Reach beyond those handed down to you and build your infrastructure from active and conscious choice. 


    There will always be risks in the Physical Plane around scathing, harm, and health, no matter what you do, but what you do does matter. 


    This is especially true if already diagnosed with cancer. 


    It is not just a biological reaction to help extend the life. It is an effort to overhaul the entire spectrum of bodies. 


    There are very few who are diagnosed with cancer who are not thrown into a completely new effort to climb the rungs of Expansion toward Gratitude.


    For most who are diagnosed and move into remission or complete elimination of cancer, it is rarely due to treatments and remedies and far more to do with that successful overhaul. Treatments and remedies support that process, but cannot replace it. 


    Many forms can be "cut out" or "cut down," but the risk of return is much higher if that overhaul is not completed. 


    Sometimes there is a point of no return, but that overhaul is still vital for how the life will transition into Review. 


    This was a particularly uncomfortable topic for our channel and we will close the discussion today without questions and answers. If there is interest, we can continue our conversation with you on this topic in further exchanges. We must conclude here for today, however. 


    Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now. 


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      All the glory when you ran outside
      With your shirt tucked in and your shoes untied
      And you told me not to follow you
      Sunday night when I cleaned the house
      I find the card where you wrote it out
      With the pictures of you mother
      On the floor at the great divide
      With my shirt tucked in and my shoes untied
      I am crying in the bathroom
      In the morning when you finally go
      And the nurse runs in with her head hung low
      And the cardinal hits the window
      In the morning in the winter shade
      On the 1st of March on the holiday
      I thought I saw you breathing
      All the glory that the Lord has made
      And the complications when I see His face
      In the morning in the window
      All the glory when he took our place
      But he took my shoulders and he shook my face
      And he takes and he takes and he takes
      Songwriters: SUFJAN STEVENS
    • DanielaS
      By DanielaS
      Ask Michael - March 6, 2016
      Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN
      JanaK: Here is my boyfriend James's question: Jana brought up a concept of psychological conditions manifesting as physical ones if persistent, and mentioned an example of her male colleague who had a very bitter relationship with women as a whole and eventually developed a testicular cancer. I queried why this doesn't appear to affect others in a consistent way, for example why would someone like Jimmy Saville, who abused and raped vulnerable people and the dead for decades, not develop a physical problem in a similar way. Furthermore, why would seemingly ordinary well-minded people get a cancer? Can you comment?
      First, it is important to consider that illnesses are not punishments. They are not developed as a means of justice. They manifest from among variables that include genetics, environment, the emotional and intellectual bodies.
      For some individuals there is a factor of guilt that can generate symptoms and ailments that are the symbolic reflection of the stories behind that guilt.
      For others who may have the same experience, make the same choices, and cause more harm, the absence of guilt means there will be no effects on the body from guilt.
      The Physical Plane is always a gamble in terms of health. It will always be important to care for the body in ways that are appropriate, but this may not always protect one from the effects of genetics or environment.
      One way of understanding this is to consider caring for your home. It would make no sense for you to trash your home and set fires within it or neglect it JUST because there may one day be a hurricane.
      You cannot control the hurricane, but you can control how well you care for your home, even if it ends up in the path of a hurricane.
      In terms of illnesses reflecting processes, there is always some sort of insight that be gained, but it is not always so wildly philosophical.
      For example, if three people were to walk out into traffic and be hit by a car, one may have done so because he has a pattern of neglect that was reflected in his recklessness, while another person may have a death wish, and still the other person simply forgot to look up this one time.
      Our point being that there is broad symbolism associated with illnesses, but we caution against such exact correlations.
      As for cancer: even good people eat poorly. Even good people live in toxic environments. Even good people carry stress.
      It is never useful to associate illnesses with punishment or deserving.
      And it would be helpful to consider that some illnesses that manifest are not always physical.
      There are some very healthy active individuals who are are barely held together on emotional or intellectual levels.
      Though there are broad correlations and symbolism between illnesses and cumulative causation, it is far too nuanced to count on an equation of "IF X THEN Y."
      JanaK: thank you
      There is a lot of chatter going on that Trump is lot like Hitler. A friend of my husband said Trump is more like Mussolini or Peron than Hitler as Trump is more of a populist as he doesn't have a military agenda like an outright Fascist would have.
      I think Trump is like Hitler more out of opportunity than nature. I can see that Hitler really believed what he was espousing while Trump is an opportunist who doesn't believe in anything but himself. Trump will go to any lengths to gain Trump "brand appeal" in any way he can. It always looked to me as if Hitler, in his heart, thought he was doing what was right for "Aryan" Germany, at the time.
      What really stands out to many is how alike the followers / supporters of both Trump and Hitler are.
      Would you comment on this time in history, in regards to Trump and Hitler and their Overleaves if relevant, and what is going on right now for their followers / supporters to be so similar even as we are in different times?
      In technical terms, these fragments are very different in features, but not in function or potential outcome. It is not amiss to compare these fragments in terms of potential for parallel outcomes, even if each are designed differently.
      Comparing these individuals and the effects/potential effects is similar to comparing the results of driving a car into a crowd or driving a truck into a crowd. Yes, you can point out how different each vehicle is and how one may have harmed more than the other, but it is fair to say that it is rather moot to compare them for differences when the intent, force, and effects are so similar.
      The greatest difference at this point is the position of power.
      If the position of power shifts for the King, so would similarities grow ever more similar to that of the Priest's.
      A military agenda is not within reach at this time for the King, but when it is within reach, more similarities would emerge.
      In both cases there is a mass Monad at play here involving Serving A Corrupt Master.
      It is true that much of what the King promotes is merely for the attention and power. We have put his ideology at about 50% in terms of how much he, himself, believes what he says. He is marketing.
      However, this is not to say that this line is clear to him. If enough power and attention were to be produced by the marketing, then the effort to fulfill the ideology and build upon it would shift that percentage.
      In both cases "the heart" is not involved. It is essentially removed from the equation and process. Both are Moving Centered, Intellectual Part.
      The Emotional element only comes into play as a balance, which most often shows up as "thin skin," easily offended, double-standards, pouting, and tantrums.
      This is then used to fuel further the locked cycles of Intellect and Action without heart.
      Erin: Hi Michael, I have a few questions for you, being new. But I am going to go with the least heavy topic since we've covered some heavy topics today. In the transcripts, I have read you mention that felines are most attuned spiritually can you further elaborate on what it is about cats that gives them this natural gift?
      We might not describe this species as "most attuned spiritually," but we do speak of this species as having the capacity for more reception than most species. By "reception" we mean that felines are prone to "trance." They expand and contract in consciousness on a regular basis. Some felines are more inclined toward a "resting point" that is more expanded and receptive while others may be hyper-alert and focused with little room for reception.
      Most expand and contract in consciousness throughout the day, and this leaves them open to receiving "signals" from various sources beyond themselves.
      Some tune into reception from only known companions and caretakers. Some are open to access from consciousness well beyond this planet. Some are open to the deceased and act as portals for loved ones who have exited a life.
      This receptivity is due to their biology. Because they are predators, there are long cycles of rest that are necessary for the surges that come from the hunt. We say "rest" because the feline is rarely fully asleep, but always aware to sensory input to some degree. These long cycles of half-sleep have evolved to be quite receptive to various frequencies of consciousness then.
      We clarify here that they are receptive. This means the feline is not actively seeking the use of this state as a "gift," but its use comes as a byproduct of its simply existing.
      In addition to the above, felines cycles of rest and receptivity are quite affected by weather patterns and emotional "weather" patterns of caretakers.
      We can elaborate further on this topic, but we think this addresses your question.
      Becca: Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to talk with us. I'm new to these teachings and have a lot of questions! I recently read a book about reincarnation and children who could remember their past lives and I'm curious about how a person might distinguish dreams, anxieties and identity disturbances in current life from memories of past incarnations. This seems to be an anomaly. Is this somehow linked to the age of their soul or to connections with ‘spirit guides’?
      In children up to the age of 7, it is accurate to assume there are memories involved. In children between the ages of 7 to 14, it is safe to assume there may be memories involved that are embellished or distorted in ways that are sourced from the current life. In anyone over the age of 14, all "memories" would do well to be treated as sources from the current life.
      The longer one is incarnated, the more likely the "memories" are directly relevant to the current life.
      This is not to say that the memories are not valid memories of past lives, but they are remembered because of the current life, not because of the past life.
      If you treat your memories and associations with a past life in terms of how it is relevant to the current life, and not a distraction from the current life, then you gain the benefit and point of the memory. It is not necessary to sort out whether one dream is a memory and another is a symbolic digesting of the day's events.
      We can say that it is safe to say that if you suspect it is a memory, it is more than likely a memory, but if that memory is used as a distraction or becomes a distraction from the current life, then the healing may delayed or lost.
      For example: if you have dreams or memories of being a nurse during the Civil War of the United States, it can be treated as simply a snapshot from the family photo album of your soul, or you can look to your current life to see where there is relevant resonance.
      Are you overwhelmed by the obligations of caretaking and helping others? Are you feeling prompted to move in directions of nurturing and healing others? Are you in a position where you feel you are navigating sick and wounded people in your life?
      This was a random example and intended as that.
      The difference between the older individual and the younger children is the input of life experience that triggers past life resonance. Where there is very little life experience to trigger resonance across lives, it tends to mean there is a carry over from another life that is of some importance to continue tending in the current life.
      In older individuals with more life experience, the resonance is more about insight than it is about continuation.
      There is more we can say, but we think this is a helpful start.
      Becca: Definitely, very interesting, thank you :)
      MEntity: We will take a final question.
      Juni: A few months ago there was a conversation on one of the Energy reports about how a number of people were having dreams about people in their past whom they'd not seen for a while. It was suggested that this related to cord sorting. For instances where it was, what prompts Essence to engage in it and how is it beneficial, and can you comment on this within the larger context of this year with its theme of endings/beginnings, time allowing?
      Cording evolved long before language, and its effectiveness and practicality transcend limitations of language, time, and space.
      Cording is still useful for remaining close to those who are far away, or those who have died or those with whom you build a life.
      The useful and energizing Cords are connected between the "fronts" of the bodies.
      But as populations have grown and more people share space and time, Cording is sometimes generated as attachments that are not mutual or beneficial and these become draining, exhausting, and even painful.
      Long after bonding is mutual, Cords can remain. Long after passing glances on a street, Cords can remain. Long after an argument, Cords can remain. Long after exposure to a crowd, Cords remain.
      These are the Cords that one would sort and release.
      The Cords that are intended or welcome are energizing, inspiring, and comforting. The Cords that are not intended, outdated, or remain without mutual consent are draining, exhausting, and distracting.
      The differences between these are in the mutual exchange and circuit of energy shared vs that of simply taking energy and "feeding" off you.
      For many who have been enduring or tolerating or being lenient with Cords attached that are not mutually beneficial, there has come a realization that it is time to let these go, to cut these loose, and to nurture healthy boundaries.
      There is a shift in necessity for great clarity about where one stands and how one is receiving/giving energy.
      We must conclude here for this evening. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
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