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    Kasia

    This material was originally posted by Geraldine B on August 10, 2009.

     

    Note from Geraldine: In my travels through the older TLE group postings, I came across this from Michael/Troy. I loaded it into the database, but I still thought it worthy of reading as we all struggle with negative versus positive poles, CFs, and all of the other fun stuff of life. For some, it's a repeat, for others it's new material.

     

    Note from Kasia: Although Geraldine indicates that she loaded this article into the database, it was not found in the ning materials when they were transferred -- unless she meant this specific article.

     

    7 Rings of Love

     

    April 6, 2007

     

    In this article, the material was built upon from past material channeled in the past, with just more layers explored. I think this article came about because the original material was just an outline, and some of us really wanted to grasp what it meant to Love.

     

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    We are asked tonight to cover what we perceive as the 7 Rings of Love. Considering the magnitude of impact that understanding this Universal Truth would have on an individual life, we are continually surprised at the lack of attention this subject receives. This is not conveyed to you as a judgment, but as an observation. There is no obligation to ever understand our perception of a subject. You will learn to love, and you will love to learn, at your own paces and through your own experiences, regardless of your intimacy or lack of intimacy with us.

     

    As we cover the 7 Rings of Love, you will easily see where you are in various areas of your life in relation to events, people, and yourself. You may have no questions in your love for a certain individual, yet have a painful challenge against loving the perpetrators of war or cruelty, for instance. In other instances, you may find you experience a Ring of Love for a complete "stranger," yet feel quite repulsed by your mate.

     

    We will list the 7 Rings, then cover each in some detail.

     

    First Ring: Nurturing
    Second Ring: Alliance
    Third Ring: Reciprocity
    Fourth Ring: Appreciation
    Fifth Ring: Comprehension
    Sixth Ring: Altruism
    Seventh Ring: Agape

     

    The First Ring, NURTURING, of course, is not tremendously difficult to bring to your life or to someone else's. Even "Events" receive some amount of this Ring of Love if you experience certain repetitive patterns in your life. In other words, if you find you continue to struggle with "issues" that change form, but retain the core "lesson," you are providing some form of Nurturing for those issues; some form of Love. Love is not reserved for only Humans or Relationships, but is able to be generated for all Events you experience as a Sentient Being. When you have repetitive patterns in your life and you "wish" they were not a part of your life, it will do you well to observe in what ways you Nurture these events as a means to extract or create opportunities for expanding into wider Rings of Love or as a means to opening to receive Love.

     

    We will clarify here that NO RING OF LOVE HAS CONDITION. That fact is the one underlying theme throughout each Ring. When you truly Nurture another person, yourself, or an event, it is without condition. This is why some Events continue to remain, even as you assume you prefer them to leave. On some level of your consciousness, you have determined that your "unwanted" areas of your life require unquestioned Nurturing, so it will remain Nurtured. Some of the most important first experiences of Love are found in Nurturing unwanted situations and relationships. Consider the result of having an "unwanted" child, yet without question, providing the Nurture required for sustaining the life of that child. Nurturing "unwanted" events is similar, even as the event outgrows you or you outgrow it.

     

    Nurture is the lowest form of Love, yet it is Love. It is unquestioned obligation and duty. Because the experience of Loving is vital to a lifetime, many Events and People remain within the life that may be harmful, draining, and even dangerous, because to Nurture these things means at least some amount of Love is being experienced. At some point, a fragment will either move beyond that Ring of Love, or eventually dismiss the event as it grows "out of hand, or out of control," responding in a way one would to an "unwanted child." To move beyond Nurture for an event or person or self, one must be willing to move beyond Obligation and Duty, and into AT LEAST Alliance, the Second Ring.

     

    ALLIANCE is the second Ring of Love and this rings sees the Person, Event, or Self as an equal. If the Person, Event, or part of Self is not found to be equal, then at least some striking similar traits are emphasized. Alliance becomes necessarily "exclusive" of other people and events and various parts of the Self. The Ring of Duty and Obligation experienced is increased, but without resentment or lack of understanding, and with more willingness and enthusiasm. Issues having been Nurtured in the life become more understood, even if still "unwanted," much in the same way that a person may surrender to, or devote oneself to an "unwanted child." Alliance allows that which is being Loved to become for the first time, a part of the identity of Self.

     

    To move from Nurture to Alliance, one only need gain a level of understanding that your actions led you to the Event, Person, or Part of Self.

     

    This Ring is related to the 3rd Chakra, or Moving Center, and the First Ring, Nurture, is related to the 1st Chakra, or Instinctive Center.

     

    Alliance then leads to RECIPROCITY, the Third Ring of Love.

     

    Reciprocity is the Ring that begins to incorporate the Emotions, or Emotional Centering (4th Chakra). It then becomes the first time that a fragment begins to RECEIVE energy, and a circuit is created. The first two Rings focus on basic ways of Giving Love, but to Receive Love is far more challenging than to "give" it. Although Love is more than a circuit of energy, that circuit must be completed before broader Rings of Love are experienced.

     

    Reciprocity is the Ring of Love many are capable of reaching on a steady and stable basis. It is fairly easy to live with this Ring and still experience the range of Emotional, Instinctive, and Physical experiences that can challenge a life, self, or relationship. This is the Ring in which your "issues" or "unwanted events," challenging relationships, and difficult parts of Self are even more consciously explored as being "mirrors," or as having more meaningful possibilities beyond superficial challenge. This is the Ring in which you begin to experience more important Attraction/Repulsion experiences within Events, Parts of Self, and Others. Because this Ring is experienced within the arena of Emotions, it can be quite confusing and difficult to manage at times, but it is marked by its strange, solid experience of truly knowing a strong connection and strength is shared with even the most repulsive of People, Events, or Parts of Self. This is because this Ring has the ability to perceive in even the "worst" of Events, People, and Parts of Self, that "gifts" can come of that experience and this allows the continued exploration.

     

    To move from Alliance to Reciprocity, one must be willing to Feel in relation to that which is being Loved.

     

    Reciprocity then leads to APPRECIATION, the Fourth Ring of Love.

     

    This Ring of Love relates to the Intellectual Center, or 5th Chakra, and is the first time a fragment is able to differentiate between what IS and IS NOT your definition of "You," and allows a release of that which IS NOT. Appreciation is the Ring of Love that recognizes the diversity of life and can begin grasping the reality that not EVERYTHING has to be "important" or "have purpose." The fragment begins to Forgive, to truly accept that there has never been a mistake, that all experiences are simply that, Experiences, and that all people are just that, PEOPLE. This is a ring that loses the emphasis that everyone must find a powerful position within their own definition of life, but does allow for others' definitions, even if those definitions are diametrically opposed to your own.

     

    Many fragments find this Ring of Love to be invigorating and begin creating strings of sexual and emotional relationships of short durations. This provides satisfying, beautiful, and intensely-contained experiences of Love. This Ring of Love is experienced strongly during the Hormonal Washes of the formative Teen years, but the experiences are dismissed as meaningless, not only because of the nature inherent in that Ring, but also because no validity is given by your culture to the knowledge gained from such formative and fleeting experiences. Of course, we do not say, nor do we imply, that the "teen" years are the only years in which this Ring of Love is experienced, as this Ring of Love can also be generated and sustained even as a "lifestyle" form of Love for some.

     

    We also wish to emphasize that the serial sexual/emotional exploration is only one example of how this Ring might be experienced. A more encompassing description is simply that the fragment begins to find a great appeal in exploring anything foreign, unfamiliar, and alien. In terms of the "unwanted issues," the Love experienced at this Fourth Ring will have the fragment finding the issues and events as being adventures, exciting tours, in the world of experiences, rather than as mere burdens. In addition, this Ring begins to see and reach beyond the Person or Event being Loved, expanding to include all associations with that particular Event or Person. "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine" might be a simple, familiar phrase to capture that Ring.

     

    Appreciation then leads to COMPREHENSION, or the Fifth Ring. This 5th Ring of Love is associated with the 7th Chakra, or Higher Intellectual Center. This is the Ring in which all Events, People, and Self are seen as quite simply having a part in THE TRUTH. In other words, this is the Ring in which you realize that absolutely nothing is "wrong," that everything is dancing a part in the scheme of things, and you grasp that Truth. You begin to Comprehend that Events and People exist for "their own truth/reason," and that these Events and People do not require your understanding. This is also the first time the Self becomes fully integrated as itself in relation to the Event or Person being Loved, but recognizes these external factors as PART of the life, not as defining it. There is no longer a distraction with attachments to external factors as being the only definitions of "You." For instance, if a relationship ends, this is seen as an experience, not as a blow to your identity.

     

    To move from Appreciation to Comprehension, one simply begins to experience Awe. Everything seems to begin to "make sense," despite a lack of logic.

     

    Comprehension leads to ALTRUISM, which is the Sixth Ring of Love.

     

    Altruism relates to the Higher Emotional Center or 6th Chakra. While Comprehension sees the Truth of an Event or Person, Altruism experiences the deep compassion for how life may be experienced by Others. There is an encompassing acceptance of the "human condition," and an emphasis on the fact that life is never experienced exactly the same by any two points of consciousness in Time or Space.

     

    This Ring of Love is the first time you feel Human, or feel a full part of your Species with acceptance of that position of Sentience. As the Fifth Ring of Love loses any emphasis on your Self as being fragmented, the Sixth Ring loses emphasis on Events or Issues as distractions. There begins to be seen only a vast sea of experiential paths that are interpreted by everyone differently. It is the simultaneous understanding that while you experience your world quite particularly, another fragment may never have experienced or interpreted it the same way or even remotely similarly. It is the realization that it has never been the Events, or Parts of Self that defined or created the Life, but simply, how well you loved it all.

     

    To move from Comprehension to Altruism, one would tend to experience True Compassion, or Empathy, for that which is being explored.

     

    And finally, the Seventh Ring of Love is AGAPE, reached through Altruism. At this Ring, there is no emphasis on anything. Complete acceptance is experienced, with absolute loss of condition, meaning, reference, and definition. As the Sixth Ring developed a lack of emphasis on Events, and the Fifth Ring lost emphasis on Self, this final Ring removes ALL emphasis beyond the allowance of EXPERIENCE. Agape is PEACE. This Ring is related to the all-encompassing, boundless Higher Moving Center, or Tao. This is the Ring of realization that ALL of your life was Created by you or Allowed by you, and that not only is there nothing Wrong or Separate, but that EVERYTHING IS PERFECT in its own way.

     

    We will add that the Fifth Ring of Love is marked biologically through the experience of Crying, or Tears, as this is the realization of Truth on some level. To acknowledge the Truth of anything is a higher Ring of Love. Furthermore, True Hate can be included in the Fifth Ring, as Hate is a powerful form of Intimacy and recognition of Truth.

     

    The Sixth Ring of Love is marked biologically through True Pleasure and what most would call Happiness, as these states are an experience of lacking fragmentation and self-acceptance in the moment.

     

    The 7th Ring of Love is marked biologically through the experience of True Laughter, or the recognition of Oneness among all.

     

    The power of Tears, Pleasure, and Laughter are simple, accessible experiences to allow these Rings of Love to be experienced in many instances within the life, yet these biological interpretations of those Rings are difficult to sustain, understandably.

     

    (Note from Kasia: I've included relevant comments with additional channeling from the original post.)

     

    Comment by Geraldine B on February 15, 2010:

     

    Note to all those who attended either the Feb 14th 2010 Chat or Workshop, this is the article that was originally posted on the TLE group list. (Snickering at Troy -- you couldn't find it here, either???)

     

    Note to those who didn't attend either event, nor the NYC Live group, there is a wealth of material that is part of the chat transcript and I can think of no topic more fraught with imprinting and false beliefs than love, yet so fundamental to the very structure of life itself.

     

    I'm going to jump the gun, so to speak, and publish the transcript in here -- and let Troy publish in the regular Transcript forum with whatever edits and tweaks he might want to add for the permanent record.

     

    Geraldine

     

    Note from TLE Admin: Geraldine is referring to this transcript: Michael Speaks: on Love


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      The capacity to include is not just in terms of your seeking to love the unlovable, but to love the forgettable as well, and to love that which is taken for granted as well, to include yourself in your life. And so we will start there, or invite you to start there. We know that most of you are already doing this, making this effort on a regular basis. But often our students do not realize how much they exclude themselves from their own lives. They remove themselves in a way that feels as if they must, and they are observers of a life passing by them.
       
      But it is your life, however messy it is, ugly, painful, difficult, beautiful, rewarding, sensual. It is your life. And building upon our discussion with you previously this is IT. This is not the conclusion, but this is IT.
       
      And if you can include yourself in that, you begin to be able to include everything in that space that we call Love. And when you include everything in that space that we call Love, then the circuits begin to build, the circuitry begins to open up, your neural pathways change. Your vocabulary changes. And as these things change then your world begins to reflect more accurately what it is that you consider more ideal than what it is at any given time.
       
      So the first step we invite you to consider every day is how much you are including yourself in your day versus floating above it to just get through it. Do you understand?
       
      The next thing or things and people to work on is then that which makes up your life. Once you include yourself in your life then it is a little bit easier to begin to make the effort to hold the space to include what is your life because now you are in it. You are not above it. You are not enduring it. You own it as your life. You embrace it. You include it. You are now inside the equation instead of outside of it.
       
      You do not have to like your life. You do not have to like the people in it. You do not have to like anything. And you can still love, you can still include, when you do not like.
       
      When it is unloving or exclusionary, this is when you are moving away from Love. When you look at your politics, the state of the world, the unrest, the troubles that are erupting, the violence that you witness, you do not have to like these things, but to love these things simply means that you hold the space for them to exist while they work things out. You cannot do the work for everyone, but you can be a part of the equation that helps others and helps events work themselves out.
       
      When you step outside of that, when you cut off yourself from that equation, you cut off a source of fuel, a source of energy from the collective potential. Now, this is not to say that it will not still work out, but if your goal is to love, if your goal is to include, and you are willing to do so and you are intrigued by the possibility of what it is like to have a life where you are sustaining a certain state of Love, then you must allow the room for those things that are not so lovable.
       
      And one of the ways to do this is to stop equating Love with Deserve. Many of you determine what is lovable and what is not lovable by who deserves it and who does not. Love is never discerning when it comes to terms such as Deserve. When you look at the world, when you look at your immediate life and when you look at yourselves and you ask if it can be loved and you throw out the condition of whether it is deserved, your answers begin to change.
       
      Many of you withhold Love as a form of punishment. I cannot love that until it reaches a certain state where it is lovable. That is a lie. And we always encourage our students to stop lying not only to each other but to yourselves, or at least to transcend the lies that were told to you by your culture and your world, because Love is not something that is earned nor is it something deserved. It just is something that you give.
       
      And this is the next, most difficult part for many of our students to understand and we urge you to make an effort to truly grasp what this next part means. You have been in the cycle of incarnations for many many years. Many incarnations. All the way up to your Old Soul lives, it could be said, that the dynamic of exchange with existence and with the physical plane and your interactions was to take. This is natural, this is healthy, this is part of what is necessary to gather the experiences that evolve you, but it is a dynamic of taking. When you reach the state of the Old Soul perspective, everything shifts toward your capacity to give. And the questions that you ask no longer can be answered in any meaningful way or way that is satisfying when the question is: Where is what I deserve? When is it my turn? What can I get from this? What am I getting from this? And I am not giving until I get. The dynamic shifts almost 100% towards your learning how to navigate the shift towards giving.
       
      And when you start asking the question: What more can I give? How can I give differently? How can I give in a way that does not hurt me or harm me? Then the question of whether you can love or not becomes easier.
       
      You can give Love to the difficult experiences of your life. You can give Love to the dangerous and difficult people in the world. This does not mean you are giving them permission or what they deserve. That is up to their dance through their lives as to how that is worked out. But if you can hold the space, give to that space and include all of it as much as you can, do not push yourselves beyond what you can, then you'll see your circle of capacity to love continue to grow.
       
      We cannot change how you experience your efforts to love in one conversation, but that is why we are a teacher and will be here for the times that it is more difficult. But we will ask you to open the floor to questions for us or for each other regarding where you are in understanding what we just shared with you and how you think you might approach things differently.
       
      [Question] I just wanted to say that I find it very very helpful when you talk about being inclusive. I find it very helpful because, again, the acceptance of reality as it IS is not always joyful, but it does NOT mean that it is not equal with disliking something or not wanting something. It is not automatically rejecting it and not giving it space. So I just wanted to say that I find it very very helpful.
       
      MEntity:
      Yes, Love is not a sensory experience. It can bring sensory experiences and some of them are quite pleasurable. We remember. But the truth of Love is about your capacity as a consciousness to share existence. And that requires inclusion. Because you are fragments working your way back toward home and when you refuse to include or make it dependent upon deserving or feeling good, you remain not only fragmented from others sharing an existence but often fragmented within. And this contributes more to your pain of existence in a Personality, often far more than the external circumstances that you experience.
       
      Next question.
       
      [Question] I'm probably going to sound like a broken record here, but I have a pretty profound fear of being hurt, isolated, abandoned, snubbed—I guess from, I don't know, maybe expectations? I have no idea—but of giving Love and then being hurt in return, like I was open for it. I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels that way. How do I put all of that aside and give Love anyway? How do I get rid of that fear so THAT can become Love? Help me here.
       
      MEntity:
      First, what is it that you think is being given that puts you in position of less safety when loving versus not giving it and staying safe? What is it that you are giving? What would you call it? How would you describe what it is that you are giving? Because it is most likely not Love. It is something different. Something more personal.
       
      We have seen many students presume that the concept of giving Love is to give YOU away, to give YOURSELF away. And to reconcile the experience of loving while holding on to YOU is a process that you must work to navigate. That is part of YOUR life. That is part of where YOU are. But if you can learn to understand that loving is not losing, it is not a process of losing yourself, it's not an investment that you hope for great returns from, it is something you simply give away. When you are ready to give yourself away with that, you will do so. You will make that effort and you will be expanded enough to include yourself in the giving of that Love. But you can give Love at any moment, at any time, whether YOU are ready to give of yourself or not.
       
      We can elaborate upon this with more conversation and clarification if you do not feel this addresses it. But we do think that many confuse the giving of Love with the giving away of themselves, the giving away of power, the giving away of choice. And it is not the same thing.
       
      However, it is a risk that each of you must take when you are ready because giving Love can feel risky and you must be willing to take that risk. You will get hurt until you can differentiate the capacity to love, the capacity to include from your capacity to exist. Your safety is not dependent on how others respond to your capacity to love.
       
      [Question] I guess I'm wondering, what is Love?
       
      MEntity:
      As we mentioned for simplistic purposes we will say that it is inclusion without condition. There are many ways that we can describe what Love is and is not, and how it takes its form and how it does not and how it includes everything. But for the sake of this discussion in trying to bring more Love to your life, including the capacity to love the Unlovable, we will describe it as inclusion without condition.
       
      We will say that, for the sake of this conversation, we differentiate Love from Agape because Agape moves more towards a true affection for that which is loved. And it is very difficult to sustain Agape in your world. It is a wonderful aim, but it is something that grows out of your capacity to love. So you must learn to love first. Before you learn to love, many of you have to learn to accept. And that is why we put the positive pole of Acceptance as Agape because the process of Acceptance leads to Love leads to Agape.
       
      But today we are talking about Love, and it is something that all of you can strive for whether you have the Goal of Acceptance or not. And it is your capacity to include without condition.
       
      We use that term include because it is not charged with liking or feeling good or all of the other false expectations surrounding the concept of Love. All you have to do is include. This means you look at your world and its conditions and you recognize that you are a part of that. It is your world. You look at your life and its disappointments and its pain and you know that it is your life. It IS your life. You include it. You look at yourself and your flaws and your aloneness and you begin to include yourself. And Love springs from this.
       
      This may not be a dramatic answer that impresses anyone but it is not supposed to be. It is supposed to be simple.
       
      Do you think that loving is something you can reduce to something simpler than what you expected of it?
       
      [Response] Yes.
       
      MEntity: 
      Do you really?
       
      [Laughter]
       
      We invite you to practice that at this moment. There are three or four of you in this room, regardless of the intimacy and the Love shared here, will carry forward and move very quickly into a state of exclusion. You do not have to be pointed out and we will not and you know who you are. But what we invite you to do as part of this moment with us is to say, all of you, to each other and to yourselves, in as heartfelt and meaningful a way as possible, and if you cannot then we suggest you sit quietly, to say I include you. I include you, and then to say I love you.
       
      We know this may sound corny but if you take a moment to rest into this being a meaningful opportunity, someone in the room will be able to take that with them and it will matter.
       
      We will leave it to you to coordinate.
       
      [Discussion over how to carry out the group exercise.]
       
      [Group: “I include you. I include you. I love you.”]
       
      MEntity: 
      Belief is not required.
       
      [Laughter]
       
      We will take any other questions.
       
      [Question] Based on how you are describing Love as we should be truly experiencing it and doing it, is there really anything called Unconditional Love? Because I think we use that often as a way of separating it from other types of Love that we give. But maybe those other things aren't real Love and there's just no one Love. And to your point you think about inclusion without conditions so those other types of Love will result in us giving power away or self-sacrificing yourself or other things but they clearly weren't Love.
       
      MEntity:
      The effort to truly love is paved with a lot of practice. And that practice will always include conditions. There is not a point in your life where you are not loving and then suddenly loving. You instead can make the effort to love with a great amount of conditions on what that means and then slowly you begin to remove the conditions.
       
      So the effort to love across a lifetime or across lifetimes, to truly love, is the effort to reduce conditions. And every effort you make to reduce conditions is a part of Love. So there is a process and just because you have conditions or may have conditions does not mean you are not making the effort to love. It is important to recognize that you have to make the effort to love to see where you still hold conditions, to see where you still have expectations that lead to pain and disappointment.
       
      That in itself is Love. Because you are including your incapacity to love in your effort to love. Do you understand?
       
      [Comment] But your attempts are important and instrumental to the end result.
       
      MEntity:
      Very much so.
       
      It is OK that you looked for it in ways that are not quite as satisfying or fulfilling or stable. It is OK. That is what you are supposed to do, so to speak. But eventually you ask the questions like you brought to us. And say, what more is there to do? What more can I do? What is the last condition to remove? And in this case, in this particular conversation, we would say that it is the hurdle of deservedness. The differentiation between what is deserving of Love and what is not deserving of Love.
       
      When you make the decision that everyone is capable of being included, capable of being loved, it is no longer about whether they deserve it or not. And this is the next step that each of you, we think, needs to look to for learning to love the Unlovable. Because the word “Unlovable” is a lie.
       
      Next question, if there are any?
       
      [Question] I have this, sort of, one hurdle for sustaining that inclusion or affection. I'll use work as an example. Like, I'll go to work and maybe the environment doesn't reflect my truths or the people don't reflect my truths at the grocery store, but I'll still be able to create meaning there. I'll be able to bring myself there and some days I'll find myself very present and I'll be, like, myself at that till just beaming bright. And then I'll notice afterward I'll be so content with my life that there's that fear which strips that away for months at a time where I won't want to create more of my truths in this world if I'm so satisfied as it is in a sort of environment where the truths don't reflect me. And there's that sort of fear of not being able to make more of what you love or your truths if you begin to sort of love the Unlovable so much. Or create meaning from the Unlovable to an extent, of will you stop . . .
       
      MEntity:
      Our first question is, what is wrong with that?
       
      This was not a rhetorical question.
       
      To create your truth in the world through your contentment and your capacity to have those moments is entirely in alignment with what you consider to be the greater truth. That inclusion does not mean you are done or that you will not expand more of your truths and the variations of it into the world. But what you just described is one of the steps towards that. Not an indication that you will not be able to any further, if we understood your question correctly.
       
      Finding contentment in an environment where you have found a way to love the Unlovable does not mean you are done and that you will not find other environments that will challenge you, or seek other environments. In fact, what will tend to happen is, if you are able to exist within the space of the Unlovable, and of course you know we use this word only for convenience, you then find within you the creativity, the motivation, and the impulses and you begin to listen to those to find your way, not only to create more inlets, inputs, circuitry to attract to you those who might support your truths more to your liking, but you may also find yourself creating the means to move to environments that support you more to your liking.
       
      So what you describe is a first step. It is only a part of the dynamic of what is generated from the efforts you make. It is not the end result.
       
      Did this address your question?
       
      [Response] Yes. Thank you.
       
      MEntity: So when you are finding yourself happy with your efforts and happy with your day, when you start to feel that fear, we suggest you remember our question of, what is wrong with that? I've got more to do.
       
      [Question] Would Essence Recognition be considered Love?
       
      MEntity: 
      Oh yes. Yes. Because you are including. The entire point of Essence Recognition is the recognition of the existence, the core existence of another being. Or your own. It is the only way to evolve, and because it is the only way to evolve, it is Love. Because you cannot evolve if you are not expanding beyond where you are. And when you recognize the Essence in another it is an immediate expression of Love or effort to Love and an immediate fuel for your evolution.
       
      Did this answer your question?
       
      [Question] When you put us through the exercise of saying, “I include you. I include you. I love you.” It strikes me that is a tool that could be used for more than just this group. That it might be a mantra that could be used sometime when we find ourselves in a difficult situation, or dealing with a person that we're having trouble including and loving. So is that like a good mechanism for extending our capacity to love?
       
      MEntity: Yes, we do not offer disposable wisdom.
       
      [Laughter]
       
      MEntity: We offered that as a means for you to carry forward to say to yourselves, to say to others silently, to say to the world silently, as a way to practice sensing where you are in your capacity to love. Because when you say those words, and in particular if there a person or situation in mind, you can feel your willingness or lack of willingness. And understanding where you are in that lets you to embrace where you are, in itself being a form of love, and then return to it and see where you are later. So, yes, carry that forward and say it as a form of practice.
       
      [Question] I have a question about, I'm curious to know if there's a limit to the type of Love a Personality can express. And where, if you're expressing Personality, it's Conditional Love, but once you start Manifesting Essence it goes to Unconditional and then once you're fully Manifesting, it's Agape. Is that how that is structured?
       
      MEntity:
      Yes. What your process is in your pursuit to understand and to create and pursue Love is very much rooted in sensory input and so it just takes some time to rise above that, to go beyond that. But there will come a time when you then move it towards a more intellectual concept where you know that it is a decision, a choice to love, whether it feels good or not. And then it will move into a space that is what we would say, simply, IS. It is something that you carry that cannot be put into words. It cannot be felt in a way that makes much sense or complies to an expectation. It is a state that is honoring, if you will, the very beauty of existence. It is being able to hold in some form, even if it is only a slice of comprehension while in a Personality, that existence is Love. And that is a very difficult concept to carry in your tiny brains.
       
      [Laughter]
       
      And we say “tiny” not to diminish your intellectual capacity or intelligence, but it is a tiny piece of meat [Laughter] that is trying to comprehend a universal reality. [Laughter] Do not be so hard on yourselves. [Laughter]
       
      Include as you can. Love as you can. You will find your way home.
       
      [Question] While physical, obviously the aim is to love. But would you be able to find the words to describe for us what that Personality would experience when no longer in a body, from the Astral side, since it is the realm of emotion?
       
      MEntity: We will rephrase your question to make sure that we understand. Are you asking, as a discarnate being from a lifetime with your Personality still intact, experiencing Love in the Astral, what is different in that experience?
       
      [Response] Yes.
       
      MEntity:
      Not much. It is quite similar to being in the Physical because the Personality as an independent consciousness in the way that you are thinking of it as YOU would still be in the lower Astral that still has quite similar qualities to the Physical plane including sensory input to some extent at least replicated to a great degree and experienced quite similarly although its far more malleable and understood as less permanent, the experience of Love and the effort to Love is quite similar to how you experience it and pursue that goal here.
       
      Did this answer your question?
       
      [Response] Yes.
       
      [Question] We have all these axes. Is Love a doing thing? Is Love an expression. Or is it just the inspiration to receive when you've included and opened up. Is it the ground of assimilation of it all? Is it relevant to have distinction, what is Love to define it in terms of axes?
       
      MEntity:
      Only as you are trying to figure it out. It is all of those things. And when you are trying to figure out Love in terms of doing, then it is a doing thing. When you are trying to figure out love in terms of existence and being, then it is a being thing. When you are trying to figure it out in terms of your receiving it and allowing it to be in your existence from the sources that are offering it around you, then it is a receiving thing or a having thing.
       
      When you are learning that when you give Love it is not always received, it is not always accepted, you learn very quickly about the dynamic of Love in terms of giving. When you give, it is not always received. That does not change the fact that you can still give. And so all of those parts and perceptions and explorations and facets of Love are part of the whole package. And where you are is just up to you in terms of where you would like to look at it and how you would like it to look at it at any giving time. And then you will move to another part.
       
      Did this answer your question?
       
      [Question] Just the obvious right now. In the US with the election with Trump. How do we love Mr. Trump?
       
      MEntity:
      Should we start from the top again?
       
      [Laughter]
       
      You can hold the space for that individual's existence, however difficult or “Unlovable” this individual is, and however much of a mess may come from this individual's existence in this form in this time. You will be coming home with that individual at some point. And recognizing that individual ON THAT LEVEL, the inclusion of this individual as a soul, as a being experimenting in the Physical Plane in ways that are not necessarily beautiful or wanted, is enough.
       
      You will still have to do the work of fighting against that mess or standing up for what is more inclusive because you are teachers. You are not here to grade people. You are here to share what you know and show what you know. And you cannot do that if you turn your back or simply condemn.
       
      So including this person as an individual ON EQUAL GROUND WITH YOU as a consciousness sharing existence can sometimes help you to keep your cool and to navigate your feelings and to choose the responses that are most effective.
       
      You do not have to like this man. And you do not have to like what is coming from this experience. But Love is a very different thing. It is creating an equal ground and generating a force of resource that will be available to those who need it who might be affected by this individual and those who may support his truths.
       
      [Response] One last go around. Anybody?
       
      MEntity: Keep loving when you can. And do not when you cannot.
       
      [Response] Thank you.
       
      MEntity: We will conclude here for today then?
       
      [Response] Yes.
       
      MEntity: Good evening to each of you and good-bye.
    • DanielaS
      By DanielaS
      Michael Speaks Live Online
      "Seven Emotions"
      March 23, 2014
      (3 Hour Session)
      Channel: Troy Tolley
       
      [MEntity]
      We understand the topic of focus is that of the Emotions.
       
      First, as you explore the concept of Emotions, we will point out that "feelings" and Emotions are not, technically, the same things. They are so interconnected that they are often considered the same thing, but for the sake of the topic today, it will be helpful to understand that the "feeling" aspect is a bodily reaction/response to the energy that is Emotion.
       
      Emotions are more like a surge of energy, a kind of electricity, if you will, and your processing of that is what you call "feelings."
       
      All Emotions originate from the Emotional Center.
       
      These are then distributed, or processed, through the Parts of that Center, which funnels the energy into the other Centers relative to the Part.
       
      So, for example, if an Emotion is a Moving Part Emotion, it still originates from the Emotional Center, is processed by the Moving Part, and directed toward the Moving Center then.
       
      We will return to this circuitry a bit later.
       
      All Emotions Are Personal -- Only About Oneself
       
      Because all Emotions are of the Emotional Center, this means they are always related to ORDINAL INSPIRATION. This means that all Emotions are personal, and they are either a result of PROJECTION or REFLECTION.
       
      Emotions are personal (ordinal) in that they only ever tell you about YOU.
       
      Emotions never tell you anything about anyone other than yourself. Ever.
       
      It is an information circuitry that is entirely unique to you, about you, and is all about your collection of experiences, organized in layers of time, and that are then used to measure against your current experiences. All of this is a form of navigation.
       
      This is all true whether one is Emotionally-Centered, or not.
       
      When one is Emotionally-Centered, it simply means this form of navigation is relied upon far more than the other two forms (Intellectual and Moving).
       
      All fragments will have all three forms inherent to the incarnation, of course
       
      No matter how provoked, your Emotions are informing you about you; not the other person or even the event.
       
      When we say that they are "informing you about you, we mean that they are sifting through your collection of experiences over time and comparing the current experience to a past one for reference. If you have a painful experience in your records, a current experience might trigger that painful association and the current experience will be regarded as painful, even if it may not be painful.
       
      Because Emotions are Inspirational, they are LOADED with POTENTIAL. They are not reality. They only speak to the potential of a reality. So, for instance, this reference to a painful experience from the past is only meant to suggest that the current experience MIGHT BE painful, too. It is not meant to tell you that your current experience IS painful.
       
      And therein lies the difference between PROJECTION and REFLECTION.
       
      Projection is a reactionary processing of Emotions that presume that what is "felt" is the conclusive truth. If you feel it, it must be true. That is that. This is Projection.
       
      This is why we continue to remind our students that Emotions are not the truth.
       
      In a sense, Emotions are ALWAYS about the PAST.
       
      So the truth that you "feel" is about the past, not the present or the future.
       
      This is not a bad thing or a good thing, it is simply how Emotion functions.
       
      Even the best of how you feel is a product of the past.
       
      For example: you may find that the watching of the setting Sun is one that brings joy. But this is because it is not your first sunset. First sunsets for many fragments (in those early lifetimes) was terrifying. The world was plunged into darkness and new creatures emerged in that darkness, and nothing was ever the same again. Until the morning, of course. But then it would happen again. This was terrifying.
       
      Eventually, enough experience with sunsets brings Trust, and it is known that the Sun has not died, and it will rise again in the morning.
       
      To be clear, this Trust still cannot speak to the TRUTH. It can only speak to experience. MORE THAN LIKELY the sun will rise, and MORE THAN LIKELY the sun has not died, but there may very well come a night that never ends.
       
      As you can see, Trust then becomes an important Emotion for navigating because one cannot constantly fight and fear a sunset.
       
      If there comes a day when the sun does not rise, you will deal with that. Until then, you live as if the sun will rise again, because you Trust that it will, and you Trust that it will because you have enough experience to do so.
       
      This is no different in processing when it comes to relationships.
       
      It is fair to be wary of new relationships if one has experienced pain in one or more. Your Emotions are telling you to be careful, and that another round of relating COULD result in another round of pain. But, remember, Emotions are not the truth. They are only referencing your experience, and your experience, while your own, is not a constant. You lived in terror for years, afraid that the sun may not rise again. That fear and pain and terror was real. It is fair to be wary as the night falls again.
       
      But your fear, pain, and terror are not a constant, because you continue to gather experiences.
       
      And as your days are found to be filled over and over again, despite the terrors that the night will come, you begin to note this and grow from it, and face each day and night with Trust.
       
      The same is true of your relationships.
       
      The fear and pain and terror of your losses when a relationship ends or departs from expectations can make the next relationship seem a breeding ground for more terror, fear, and pain. But a new relationship is like a new day. IT WILL END. AND YOU WILL NOT.
       
      And just like the passing of days, you will find that relationships, like your days and nights, are uniquely filled with what you put into them, and are not defined by their beginning and "end."
       
      This is REFLECTION, then.
       
      PROJECTION is when you impose your past on an experience, relationship, or event. REFLECTION is when you learn from your past, but allow the greatest potential of the present or future.
       
      What we have shared, so far, is how Emotions function, how they are processed, what they are for, and what they mean.
       
      Though there many words to describe Emotions and how one feels, all Emotions can be traced back to one of seven basic Emotions, or as a combination of two or more of these basic Emotions.
       
      Those SEVEN BASIC EMOTIONS are:
       
      TRUST, DISGUST, ANTICIPATION, SADNESS, JOY, ANGER, SURPRISE.
       
      Trust is of the Instinctive Part.
      Anticipation is of the Higher Emotional Part.
      Joy is of the Higher Intellectual Part.
      Surprise is of the Higher Moving Part.
      Disgust is of the Emotional Part.
      Sadness is of the Intellectual Part.
      Anger is of the Moving Part.
       
      FEAR is not an Emotion, technically, anymore than Truth is or Love or Energy, in any technical sense.
       
      Many "emotions" that are referenced by other terms are combinations of the above, either in negative or in positive pole combinations.
       
      None of these Emotions are bad or good, but all can be experienced in beneficial or harmful ways.
       
      QUESTIONS
       
      Before we break down these Emotions into polarities, we will open the floor to any questions relative to what we have shared so far.
       
      [DianeHB] What IS Fear, if not an emotion?
       
      [MEntity]
      Fear is a "feeling," a secondary response or reaction to the processes of Emotions of Anger and Surprise.
       
      Fear, then, could be said to be the body's reaction of protection against negative experiences relative to Anger and Surprise.
       
      Keep in mind that the entire concept of Fear is one that is far more insidious and pervasive than this simplified version we speak of. We are speaking of Fear in terms of Emotions here, but we may speak of fear in larger terms in other discussions.
       
      But for the point of discussion regarding Emotion, Fear is often that bodily reaction to protections against all that is related to negative experiences of Anger and Surprise.
       
      In broader terms, it could be said that Fear is also the bodily response to all of these Emotions in their negative poles.
       
      [Juni] I am wondering about the difference between feelings/emotions and intuition. If feelings/emotions only ever tell you about oneself, how do you distinguish that from a "feeling" about another?
       
      [MEntity]
      Intuition is different from Emotions. Again, these are often presumed to be the same things, which is why many who use "intuition" are merely guided by a maze of emotions, and not insights.
       
      This is not a bad thing in the end, because when "intuition" is thought to be a process of navigating Emotionally, it can still be helpful, since Emotions always lead one back to the self. This can be just as important as guiding one outwardly.
       
      However, to more directly respond to your question, one's "feelings" about another person can still be useful, even if those feelings or Emotions are informing one about the self. It simply means that one has owned the feeling as one's own, and not as having originated from another person.
       
      If a person "makes you feel good," it is informing you as to how you feel about that person, but it is not necessarily how anyone else might feel about that person. And it only tells you how you feel about that person RIGHT NOW, not about how you will feel about that person in the future. All of this speaks to your past as a reference, too.
       
      If you meet someone and presume that your good feelings are the truth about that person, you have immediately cut yourself out of the picture as a source of those good feelings. This is often the case when "falling in love."
       
      Presuming that these Emotions and feelings are sourced by someone else means that there will likely come a day that the other is then blamed for less pleasant feelings.
       
      This becomes problematic for relating to someone because then the emphasis shifts away from how you contribute to your range of emotions and feelings, and the emphasis shifts toward how to get the other person to make you feel the way you had expected to feel.
       
      So there is no real differentiation here. Your feelings about a person are your own, and are not the truth about another person.
       
      There is a big difference between "I feel good" and "You make me feel good."
       
      Intuition, however, is another topic, and it is a synthesis of input from all of your senses so that comprehension can be gained.
       
      [ViP1]
      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
    • Janet
      By Janet
      Note: This session completes a 3-part topic. See Part 1 and Part 2.
       
      October 7, 1999
      Troy Tolley, Channel
      Dreams and Symbols 3 of 3
       
      [Michael_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. One moment. As Otterly [aka Troy Tolley] shared, we will begin by taking questions in reference to our Energy Forecast first. You may begin if there are questions.
       
      [Luna2ne] It sounds like this month is a clearing process for all of us? Before we begin work on this year's platform, and the platform for the next 1000 years?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      In part, yes. It is not new though. This is no different than any other period of release. The difference now being only that there will appear to be more to release or consider or realize before moving forward.
       
      In truth, it is simply a heightened projection of meaning placed on otherwise ordinary events.
       
      You are moving into an Instinctive Centered year, and this month being the “new year” for you Older Souls, it is your first movement toward that. We say “this being the new year” in reference to this month, October, on your calendars.
       
      What would normally be a simple process, mild depression, or “the blahs”, even spaciness, will now be laced with what we called Grief.
       
      Not all you of will shed tears as a result of this process, but your bodies will certainly shed truths and import the foundations of new ones. Hence, the connection to the “next thousand years” and platforms.
       
      [MaryBV] We are all remembering our dreams this week. Is Michael referring to these when they talk about death and endings? In other words, do we need to close our past before we can move ahead to a new level of awareness?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      We would not say ‘close’, instead, we would say embrace.
       
      Many of you find your pasts to be the only validity of your being. This is a distraction from your potential. We do not pass judgment, we only speak in terms of what is sought by Essence.
       
      As you, as Personality, become ever more blurred in differentiation from Essence, memories flow in dreams, in thoughts, and in fantasy, all stemming in some way from the foundations of who “you” have been. There will come a lifetime for all of you (as Essence) where full cognitive awareness of most lives, loves, and immortality is accepted, making that life the pivotal life that ties up the culmination of all that Essence seeks in this Grand Cycle. For some of you, this life is that life. For others, this life is being AFFECTED by the life that IS that life, even if in your “future” or “past”. In either case, validation is necessary on multiple levels in order to evolve.
       
      This validation will come through the sound and personal realization of the “past” and what that has contributed to your being. When we have spoken of this period of time being of Grief, it is the absorption/dispersion of long-held truths that have been generated by various selves in this life and others. This may happen in dreams.
       
      Rather than being distracted by the memories, or held in the “past” by them, the truths will be released/absorbed as PART of “you” and this could be one of your most freeing experiences then. So we say “embrace”, rather than “close”.
       
      Though we are not prone to humour as you might perceive it, we do find it humourous in your cultures to be preoccupied with weight gain, while on the Essence Levels you are always seeking to grow “bigger”.
       
      This is, after all, an expanding universe.
       
      [Azure362] Can you expand upon how the physical body will shed truths and import the foundations of new truths?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      Yes. We include in the “physical body” also the environment in which the physical body resides. This would include its relationships, its foods, its health, its interactions; it’s sensation of textures, etc.
       
      If anything is rare in this process, it is the potential for this to be a period where you feel “reset”. This past year has had little substance if examined in retrospect, at least in terms of time. It was passed through quickly due to the Centering of the year. This year has acted as a literal, material filter.
       
      What will be happening throughout the month is a cleansing of that filter, an examination of what has come to pass, and a sense of freedom as this filter is freed from obstacles.
       
      We lack a better analogy at this point, but it will do.
       
      So when we say “shed truths”, it will be that which has remained in your ‘filter”, not working.
       
      When we say “import foundations for new truths”, we speak of the freedom that cleansing will have and the room gained (the filter cleansed) for new truths to reside, ‘stick with you”, so to speak.
       
      We would suggest each of you turn inward and/or look outward to find two truths that have changed for you on each level. Personal, Global, and what truths you have come closer to that are Universal. It may be revealing to see where you have become freed.
       
      On the more specific physical level, our statement literally means that some of you will change certain physical attributes in accommodation of your process. Illness may occur, or healing, whichever is more adequate to explore the new truths. Changes in diet, changes in feelings toward others, changes in how you sleep, etc. All symptoms of your personal realizations, releases, and possible grieving. The most obvious we can see occurring and prevalent is in the complete esteem each of you might have as you experience YOU. With or without external references for value or validation, each seems to have a sense of self that is sturdy and stands strong, even if alone. This is unusual, even for some of our oldest students.
       
      In short, you all seem to be loving yourselves more.
       
      We will begin the topic then.
       
      LEVELS OF DREAMING: ASTRAL LEVELS
       
      Astral Levels of dreaming are the territory of Essence.
       
      Astral Levels of dreaming are entered through one of the three lower centers, the Emotional, the Intellectual, or the Action. This is all entered from the Instinctive Center, where all dreams originate.
       
      In this state, rather than each event, object, or person being symbolic (as in the Symbolic/Instinctive Level), these become more “real”, at least to Essence. There is still an element of Symbology here, as symbology permeates almost all levels of being.
       
      Instead of the symbology representing facets of SELF, the symbology represents facets of SOUL.
       
      Where the psyche of the Personality gets to explore itself in sub-personalities while in the Instinctive/Symbolic Level, the Astral Level allows the Essence to explore itself through the actual Personalities of various lifetimes. It is in this Level that you resolve emotional Karma, strike up Agreements, update plans, engage past lives, etc.
       
      When entered through the ACTION entrance, this level is marked by great activity of course and environments become prominent. This is where you notice more WHERE you are. This is the facet where past lives are mostly played out. This is with exceptions though, and is not static, just more common. This facet is used for the “past” because Essence is more easily able to manipulate environment to resemble scenarios recalling lives as another self.
       
      The EMOTIONAL facet is the entrance where most resolution, healing, or comprehension occurs between present self and past self, or self and another fragment. It is marked by impact on you even upon waking.
       
      The Emotional Entrance of the Astral Level is marked by impact on the waking state more than other entrances. Though you may find it difficult to differentiate which actual Center is being experienced in the dream, we find these marked differences an easy way to identify if you choose. In the Emotional entrance, you scream, you fight, you cry, you laugh, sometimes even waking experiencing the same.
       
      The INTELLECTUAL facet is where you learn. This is where you, as Essence, gather information, gain insights, process the Cycle to that point, and make plans, agreements, and set up Karmic engagements. This is marked by a sense of being in what you interpret as “school”.
       
      These then are brief explorations of the three lower center entrances making up the ASTRAL Level of dreaming.
       
      We remind you that this is an evolving body of information through this channel and others and we suggest reading all transcripts to grasp the continuity.
       
      We will take questions now.
       
      [ksh] Does the soul exist on different levels i.e. the Tao level, astral, casual etc?
       
      [Michael_Entity] Yes. Of Course. Would you like to elaborate on your question?
       
      [ksh] Can we connect with those souls? Do they have a separate intelligence?
       
      [Michael_Entity] Intelligence as you know it is no longer a factor on some Higher Levels. We remind you we use “higher and lower” only as a convenience, not a truth.
       
      [ksh] How do we communicate with them ?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      These “higher” parts of “you” (and by “you” we mean Essence) do not have a sense of separateness, though to “you” as Personality, of course, you would seek contact AS IF it is separate.
       
      Some of our own channels are working with “you” on this level as even we speak now.
       
      For instance, our channel known as Otterly [aka Troy Tolley] to you is working with his own collective Energy Ring as a consciousness. This would be likened to your future selves, collective.
       
      We do not have a “how” at this point to share within this space. We may address this in another context later. But yes, “you” exist on all of those levels and can be accessed.
       
      [Sandra51] Questions directed to the topic of the Levels of Dreaming.
       
      [Suzee] Is the feeling of anxiety present in dreams part of the emotional entrance?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      This would depend on certain factors. Anxiety can sometimes be the waking state’s interpretation of any level of dreaming. Upon leaving a dream, the waking personality might infuse its present uncertainty on the memory of the dream, even if not actually felt within the dream. Aside from this possibility, anxiety would be more the result of being in the Emotional entrance, yes.
       
      More often though, as we spoke of, the waking INTELLECT that cannot reason the Emotional entrance’s experiences creates the anxiety AFTER waking.
       
      [FloorDog] The Element water is commonly associated with the astral. I’m curious as to the meaning of water in astral dreams, especially large bodies? I find in many dreams I seek them out and take pleasure in immersing myself in them, especially surf. Would you say this is the action entrance? (assuming they are astral in nature)?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      If the element of water is to be interpreted symbolically on its own, it is most likely within the Instinctive Level. If it is part of a landscape of the Astral, which can be differentiated by the thoroughness and detail of the landscape/environment, then it is part of the Emotional elements of the past or present explored. It is safe to assume, if the Level is clearly Astral, that any element (predefined in your culture) that relates to a Center is that Center being explored WITHIN the context of that Level of dreaming. For instance to be submerged in WATER (emotional) in a ACTION environment (with the landscape and scenery being the prominent factor), then it might be safe to assume you are exploring the emotional part of the moving center.
       
      We will take personal questions now to the best of our ability at this time. It is advised by Otterly [aka Troy Tolley] that you consider the group and time constraints.
       
      [TCB] You mentioned about the energy ring consciousness, What was my dream about the ‘energy ring’ with Barry, and some others, that I didn’t recognize?
       
      [Michael_Entity] This was a personal definition, different than ours, speaking of the connections between yourself and presently incarnated connections. It is information about your Configuration. A Septant. This may be validating or not, but we are limited in what is available about this dream at this time.
       
      [MaryBV] I would like Michael to comment on the memory of my kneeling on a cold, stone floor in a cathedral surrounded by my women. What life am I remembering and is this an example of a past life memory done through the emotional astral entrance? I don’t need a blow by blow account, just a very brief comment.
       
      [Michael_Entity] This would be the ACTION entrance, Astral Level. This is a valid lifetime memory accounting for that life’s experience of its Overleaves as parallel to this life. The women, as we see it, were all the selves from past incarnations and future sharing the same Goal. That life is the pivotal advisor for the “best” expression of the Goal.
       
      [Sandra51] Personal Questions… Nemo999
       
      [nemo999] Thanks, how can I let go of negativity
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      You cannot. We would rarely say something that appears so condemning, but it is a truth in your universe that it must be explored as a path to what you might call your “positivity”. What you call “negativity” presently are simply judgments on the process. You are merely EXPERIENCING. If there is resistance to experience, “negativity” results.
       
      In your case, we suggest you listen carefully to feedback. There is little listening happening in your life, only sensitivity and defense. Remind yourself that you are safe, if you wish to hear your world’s answers to freedom.
       
      [nemo999] How then can I see that I am safe?
       
      [Michael_Entity] By choosing to see through your own eyes. Someone else taught you to feel insecure and vulnerable. That was their truth, not yours. This month may be your month to turn that around. It is no longer necessary to pay homage to another’s idea of you. In every instance, stop to determine if you feel ‘safe’. If you do not feel safe, DECIDE to feel safe in your decision, even if not completely convinced. It is a start.
       
      [Azure362] My back has spasmed out like it used to do over 20 years ago. This seems to be a “repeat” lesson of sorts or is it a truth I am resisting, or shedding, or what?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      It's simply an old truth revisited. It is not a repeat lesson. It is one you never realized you “kept around” for good measure. It has always lurked in your background as a means for “excuse” if needed. You have determined that it is no longer valid through your revisiting.
       
      It will pass, if we are correct in our perception. Your intake of water will help on the physical level. This is in relation to your material world, security issues and finances. It is time for you to rest assured you are safe on that level.
       
      [Luna2ne] What is my brother’s family Ikon? What is my family Ikon?
       
      [Michael_Entity] Brother: “the extravagant” You: “the Satellite” We do not profess that this is accurate as we would need to focus more on you directly. This might be only a facet of the Ikon.
       
      [TCB] Septant configuration. What are we doing, life task work? Can you elaborate just a bit?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      Yes, only slightly; conscious validation of essence contact seems to be the task, or part of it. Again, we are limited in this context for deeper explorations. Again, this is a start.
       
      We will now conclude. Goodnight.
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