Jump to content
  • Objective Art vs. Subjective Art

    Kasia

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2013]

     

    Hi michael, I have a question concerning OBJECTIVE art ( as stated by gurdjieff and OSHO) vs. Subjective art. What is your description of the differences between them and what centers are utilized?

    [MEntity] 
    In terms that differentiate the arts as Subjective versus Objective, one is a function of an individual's subconsciousness, various layers of processes, including those that tap into collective consciousness, yet all of which are interpretative and rather metaphorical. Whereas the Objective is utterly its own, standing as itself, with or without meaning, metaphor, and relevance.

     

    When the Subjective is referred to as "soulless," it was not intended to mean "less than," but more to represent the perspective of Personality, the temporal.

     

    That art which is Objective is of Essence, or at least, of the Personality that is awake.

     

    Subjective art represents something. Objective art represents itself. 

     

    Most of what passes as "art" is not of Essence, is "soulless," if you will. It is of Personality, and that is about as derogatory as saying that a single lifetime is the result of the choices of Personality, not necessarily those of the soul.

     

    All of the Lower Centers are involved when Subjective Art is created. ALL of the Centers are involved when Objective Art is created.


    • LIKE/LOVE 4
      Report Article



  • WELCOME TO THE TLE LIBRARY

    This is a collaborative project that allows contributions from all members and is continuously growing.

    RULES FOR SUBMISSION:

    • contribute transcripts, excerpts, or articles based on your work and study with Michael through Troy
    • to ensure consistency and to avoid copyright issues, please only contribute channeling from Troy
    • please do not submit an analysis, interpretative, or opinion articles; only direct communication with Michael
    • take time to clean up, format, and edited properly so that it is easily readable
    • please format any chat transcripts so that Michael's words are clearly separate from any questions or comments in the transcript
    • please search and scan to see if your submission is already covered or submitted. We wish to keep any redundancy to a minimum

     

  • Similar Content

    • Kasia
      By Kasia
      OMW - Sep 4, 2010 - Your Turning Points
       
      Troy Tolley, Channel
       
      (Note: Two things stand out about this transcript: 1) it triggered huge responses from the participants; so, the questions aren't as well organized or integrated as some other transcripts -- I left it "as is" in order to keep the emotional tone; 2) this topic really integrates well with the more recent "Doing versus Being" workshop held in January, 2011. glb)
       
      MEntity:
      Hello to each of you. We are here.
       
      We have been asked today to speak about what Troy describes as a "Turning Point" that each fragment may, or may not, have within a lifetime.
       
      We will first define "Turning Point" as "the unequivocal, historical comprehension that a correction of course on a Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and/or Spiritual Path is necessary and possible as a result of a particular, pivotal experience or choice."
       
      We will further define "correction of course" as meaning "a direction of active preference of path that includes improved health for one or more of the bodies, as opposed to a passive presumption of a path that is not nurturing for one or more of the bodies."
       
      A "Turning Point" usually shows up within a life when the original intention for the life is being cut short by the death of one or more of the bodies. And by "bodies," we do mean the Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual Bodies, or more accurately, "layers" of the Body.
       
      When one of these bodies nears death, and the original intention did not include that death or exit point, then a Turning Point is generated so as to give the entirety of the Body (all layers/bodies) a chance to recover and correct the course of the life.
       
      Usually that correction of course is drastic because it is in contrast to the momentum that was leading to death.
       
      Each "layer" or Body can experience death, even as the other layers continue beyond that death of one body. For instance, a fragment can experience the death of his or her Emotional Body while continuing Physically, Intellectually, Spiritually.
       
      Even when the Physical Body dies, one can continue to "live" through the Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual bodies, and this is most-often reported as a "haunting," of course.
       
      Regardless of their lack of tangibility, these bodies are ALL of the Physical Plane in terms of material as a medium for Essence.
       
      These materials are not yet understood entirely, but may best be understood by you as various densities, or frequencies, that make up the entirety of The Body.
       
      Your Body is made up of these densities, or frequencies, from densest to finest: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, and these are "encased," so to speak, in the matrix that might be called the Etheric Body, which acts as a generator, bridge, and template.
       
      Each of these are subject to the scathing that is inherent of the Physical Plane, and thus can be harmed, injured, or die.
       
      However, as long as the Etheric Body/casing is intact, not only is the presence in the Physical Plane still intact, but so is the Personality, as the Personality is biological, or more accurately, it is a part of the Bodies.
       
      As we said before: a "turning point" is a potential result that comes from the near-death, or death, of one or more of the Bodies.
       
      [Geraldine] Please describe what the physical body looks like if any of the other three bodies die.
       
      MEntity:
      Therefore how to prevent a Turning Point becomes increasingly interesting to Essence as it grows older, since keeping all of the Bodies healthy also becomes increasingly interesting to the soul.
       
      One of the ways to prevent a Turning Point, ironically, is to CREATE a Turning Point.
       
      More accurately said, it is how to create one Consciously, as most Turning Points are created unconsciously.
       
      [Deb22] Is this not what I did — created a turning point — by taking that recent, extended trip to SE Asia. To the unknown, to being alive because my bodies — the emotional, intellectual and spiritual were nearing death?
       
      MEntity:
      Deb, we would agree.
       
      The difference between creating a Turning Point consciously vs unconsciously is profound in terms of catalysts, but equally as profound in terms of impact.
       
      It could be said, then, that the Positive Pole of a Turning Point is Transmutation and the Negative Pole is Desperation.
       
      One end is fueled by Choice whereas the other end is fueled by Survival.
       
      One end is created from conscious recognition whereas the other end is created from unconscious realization.
       
      For instance, they are the difference between stating, "something has GOT to change" vs "Oh my god, I almost died."
       
      [Deb22] What is hard is the next step. I have the momentum but it is of a different texture — stillness versus movement. It is exciting but scary. Any suggestions.? My turning point felt conscious — was it?
       
      MEntity:
      If you are interested in this workshop with us, you have probably stated at some point: "something has got to change." Or you have experienced a Turning Point already, and just want to understand that process.
       
      We will make time for personal questions in a more organized exchange coming up.
       
      As we mentioned before: a Turning Point comes from the near-death, or death, of one or more of the Bodies. When there is a death of the body, or layer, as long as there is a denser body alive, then the finer body can be "brought back to life."
       
      In other words, as long as the Physical Body is intact, then any "death" of any other body can be revived, revitalized.
       
      We will define "death" here as "having no active, functioning presence."
       
      There are, literally, those whose Emotional Bodies are dead in that regard. As are there some whose Intellectual or Spiritual Bodies are dead.
       
      It is not inaccurate then to say that a Turning Point is a Resurrection.
       
      Within context, there is validity to the concept of being "born again."
       
      Each Soul Age tends toward certain bodies having more trouble surviving the life than other bodies.
       
      [Karine] When resurrected, does the body that died come back exactly the same as it was, or is it different than it used to be?
       
      MEntity:
      Karine, it is transmutated. It is always in a higher form if it is resurrected; if the Turning Point is utilized.
       
      The Infant Souls tend to have trouble keeping any of the Bodies alive. Baby Souls have the hardest time keeping the Spiritual Body alive. Young Souls have the hardest time keeping the Intellectual Bodies alive. Mature Souls have the hardest time keeping the Emotional Bodies alive. And Old Souls have the hardest time keeping the Physical Bodies alive.
       
      Keep in mind that "alive" and "death" here are not entirely literal.
       
      For instance, the Older Soul has a hard time keeping the Physical Body "alive" in the sense that we already defined: "having no active, functioning presence."
       
      Older Souls are most-prone to hiding away their Physical Bodies from the world, in other words.
       
      They have evolved to such a state of spirituality, of spiritual strength, that the emphasis of life tends to move away from Physical presence, and it takes a lot more effort to be alive as a Physical Being.
       
      Being "alive", as in, "having active, functioning presence."
       
      This helps explain a great deal about much of the turmoil and terror that can often plague the Old Soul.
       
      It also helps explain the distractions and overcompensations of the younger Soul Ages.
       
      For instance, as the Baby Soul has the hardest time keeping the Spiritual Bodies alive, they tend to have the most resurrections of the Spiritual Body, or an emphasis on being "born again" on that level.
       
      The Older Soul often requires this same kind of profound turning point, but on a Physical Level. Therefore, many Older Souls will have their Turning Point generated when in the face of Physical Death.
       
      Though it would be difficult to validate, we can say that Older Souls tend to have the "close calls" with physical death more often, proportionally, than other soul ages for that reason.
       
      Ironically, they are also more likely to create a Turning Point unconsciously than the other Soul Ages, with Baby Souls being most-prone to creating Turning Points from a conscious intention than other Soul Ages.
       
      Before we move further into this topic, and into more personal territory, we now invite you to ask questions about the topic in general, or to comment on your sense of validity about what we have shared so far.
       
      [Maureen] Based on this discussion: How does "Energetic Healing" take place/work and what can be done to strengthen it's effect on all the "Bodies/Layers?"
       
      [Geraldine] What can cause the "death" of one of the intangible bodies?
       
      [Martha] Can you tell if another person has a "dead" body?
       
      [Maureen] Lights are on and no ones' home!
       
      MEntity: In response to Maureen: Most "Energetic Healing" is fairly useless without the implementation of a counterpart that might be called an "anchor" for a circuit to be fulfilled for that level of healing.
       
      [Karine] are the bodies related to the Centers?
       
      MEntity: For instance, Physical Healing, which is the most obvious form of healing, has a medium that is tangible in such forms as medicine, bandaging, and active monitoring of the wound.
       
      [Deb22] Can you please amplify the response to Maureen's question? What would be a counterpart, an anchor?
       
      MEntity:
      "Energetic" Healing most-often refers to more intangible techniques for providing an exchange of energy for the intent of healing various levels of the Body.
       
      However, regardless of the finer body, or the lack of tangibility for the healing, there still needs to be an "anchor," or a counterpart that helps to generate a circuit between healer and healed.
       
      [Maureen] What do you mean by anchor - counterpart?
       
      MEntity: For instance, the "laying on of hands" or the use of touch, in general, is powerful as an anchor, or counterpart, to many "energetic" healing techniques.
       
      [Maureen] From your perspective, what actually takes place with an energetic healing?
       
      [Deb22] What about a geometric grid with the elements, the bodies, the directions-- creating a mandala implementing those forms?
       
      MEntity:
      Other examples might be: good conversation as a counterpart to Intellectual Healing; affection as a counterpart to Emotional Healing; the use of symbols, either imaginary or tactile, are quite powerful.
       
      For example: if one were to use "at-a-distance" healing as a means to help someone, it would help for that recipient to have a symbol for help in completing that circuit. This could be assigned by the healer for the recipient to visualize or duplicate, or chosen by the recipient for the healer to focus upon.
       
      A person carrying a stone that is the anchor for healing energy from a healer is much more likely to receive and benefit from healing than someone who was simply told that the healer would "send" some healing energy.
       
      [Martha] whats an anchor for Spiritual healing?
       
      [Maureen] With "Hands on Healing" - what can be done to strengthen its effect so it lasts longer? Or has a permanent effect?
       
      MEntity: In response to GERALDINE: the death of the Emotional Body can come from emotional overwhelm, self-loathing, abandonment, emotional abuse, etc.; the death of the Intellectual Body can come from Intellectual overwhelm, extreme loss, unprocessed grief, excessive disappointment, philosophical abuse or mindfucking, etc.; the death of the Spiritual Body can come from overwhelming demands of life, lack of capacity to comprehend beyond your own needs and wants, extreme displacement of identity for the sake of compromise and order, etc.
       
      [Geraldine] a-ha -- all of those negative poles pile up
       
      [Maureen] The North Koreans must suffer from all these the death of the Physical Body, besides the obvious literal death, would come from extreme rejection of physical life, repulsion for the functions of the physical body, terror in realizing the fragility of the body, profound desperation to feel safe, profound misunderstanding that the vastness of the universe equates an insignificance of the self, etc.
       
      MEntity: In response to MARTHA: it is often difficult to determine if one of the bodies is dead, but if one is sensitive enough, one can often feel that sense of "emptiness" in a person on the relevant level of Body.
       
      [Deb22] What is the interrelationship between the 9 needs and the death of the bodies?
       
      MEntity:
      Some symptoms of each body's death might be:
       
      Spiritual Death - addiction, capacity to murder, willingness to enslave or oppress; Intellectual Death - lack of ethics, profound disregard for boundaries, profound lack of concern for the Effects of one's Cause. Emotional Death - extreme depression, apathy, paralysis of isolation (feeling trapped/alone when not trapped/alone) Physical Death - squalor, poor hygiene, extreme wishful thinking (extreme entitlement)  
      In response to KARINE: yes, these Bodies are related to the Centers indirectly, as the Centers are related to the Chakras. Though our channels and students often presume that the Centers are synonymous with the Chakras, we do not use the term Centers to represent Chakras.
       
      Therefore, these Bodies are directly related to the Chakras, but indirectly related to the Centers.
       
      We use the term "Center" to describe a Personality's "Center of Gravity," and while this can be seen as an extension of the Chakra, it is not about the Chakra, itself.
       
      [Maureen] What part does Auric Hygiene play in "warding off" the death of a "Body"?
       
      MEntity:
      So, for instance, a Personality may be Emotionally Centered, but his Emotional Body is "Dead."
       
      This would mean that the fragment still navigates life based on attraction and repulsion relative to Inspiration (emotion), but has closed down any vitality to his Emotional Body, hence having "closed down" his Heart Chakra.
       
      [Deb22] What is the interrelationship between the 9 needs and the death of the bodies?
       
      MEntity:
      In other words, his other bodies may still move through life in relation to what is or isn't inspiring, but his Emotional Body has cut off contact with his Essence.
       
      In response to DEB, we did elaborate on the Anchor/Counterpart, and can do so further if that was not enough.
       
      [Karine] so a body's death is basically the rejecting of essence?
       
      [Deb22] I was referring to our primary needs: Freedom, Adventure, Exchange, Expression, etc. and was asking for the correlation
       
      [Martha] that's a big question Deb
       
      [Deb22] I realize that but I think it is most relevant to our discussion
       
      MEntity: We are responding to the questions as we see them in order above. We suggest a halt on the questioning now until we have responded to each that has already been posted.
       
      [Geraldine] I don't think Needs applies to this -- we'll never get to issues about how to do up a Turning Point consciously at this rate
       
      MEntity:
      We explained what a "counterpart" and anchor is in relation to energetic healing, but the short answer would that a counterpart or anchor is a specific symbol or tangible object that acts as a medium for the energy that is being transmitted for healing purposes. Those symbols and objects are completely subject to the creativity and sense of personal relevance between the healer and healed, and are not specific to the different bodies.
       
      We are now to Maureen's question of "what actually takes place during energetic healing?"
       
      Whether Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual, any healing is a corrective frequency relative to that body. More specifically, it is a return to order from chaos, or alignment from disarray.
       
      When we say that it is a return to order from chaos, we say that in terms of relativity. What may be order, or beauty, to one person's body is chaos to another's.
       
      [Martha] Can we hold more questions until we hear about how to consciously create a TP? we're going to run out of time
       
      MEntity: For example, what an Older Soul sees in a Baby Soul's being "born again" is "ugly" compared to the beauty the Baby Soul actually experiences in that healing.
       
      [Deb22] Suggestion: Why can't we continue this topic next month? It is clear, it is massive.
       
      MEntity:
      Keeping this in mind can help when one acts as a healer, either professionally or as a friend. Healing is something that must be determined by the recipient, not the sender.
       
      (We can respond to the remaining questions above, and still cover the "how to" part of our discussion, if everyone has approximately 30 minutes remaining to participate.)
       
      [Maureen] OK
      [Martha] ok
      [Geraldine] ok
      [Karine] alright
      [Deb22] ok
       
      MEntity:
      In response to Deb regarding Mandalas: yes, this would be included in our explanation that symbols are counterparts/anchors for healing.
       
      In response to Maureen about hand-on healing and length of effect: We would have to say that it is often wise to consider healing as a matter of "treatment," rather than as a form of miracle. This means that, in most cases, healing is a process, not a product.
       
      Each recipient would require different different numbers of sessions, and different degrees of focus for the healing.
       
      This is something that would be determined based upon the needs of the individual.
       
      In response to Deb regarding the 9 Needs: to the degree that one's Needs are met is a fairly accurate degree to which the bodies are healthy. The less one satisfies his Needs, the more one will degenerate in relation to that Need, depending on how one has prioritized that need and its necessity to satisfy.
       
      Though the different Needs could correlate to the different Bodies, it is more accurate to say that for EACH Body the 9 Needs MUST BE SATISFIED to some degree for that Body to be healthy.
       
      So, for instance, the Emotional Body will have its Tier of 3 Primary Needs to satisfy, but will still need all 9 to be healthy.
       
      In response to Karine about the body's death being a rejection of Essence: No, the Physical Body's death is not always about the "rejection" of Essence, but it is always a result of Essence withdrawing or being blocked from the Body.
       
      Death or the Turning Point of any Body is motivated by either Transmutation or Desperation. Therefore, when the Physical Body dies, it can be from the positive morphing into another step of its evolution, or from desperation that might lead to something like suicide.
       
      Of course, we can elaborate upon all of our responses as necessary, but we will now speak about the "how to" part of our exchange with you.
       
      If any of you can look at any part of your life as represented by the Bodies (Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual) and have found yourselves stating that "something has GOT to change," then you may be in need of a Turning Point.
       
      If you are in need of a Turning Point, then it will either happen as a result of Desperation as that particular level of life, or Body, is threatened or dies, or you can choose to generate that Turning Point on your own, and on your own terms.
       
      The reason most fragments rely on Desperation to generate a Turning Point is because it is "easier" in that it feels as if it is something that happens TO you, rather than FROM you.
       
      And therein lies the difference: consciously choosing/creating a Turning Point means that is must come FROM you, not TO you.
       
      One does NOT need to be near death, or dead, in that Body in order to generate a Turning Point.
       
      When one is consciously creating a Turning Point, it is not dependent on which Body is near death, but can be based upon your Overleaves and the inherent strength and weaknesses of your own design.
       
      When a Turning Point is generated, either consciously or unconsciously, it is a profound redirection of DOING, BEING, HAVING, or KNOWING.
       
      These correlate to the Axes of the Overleaves.
       
      DOING=Action
      BEING=Inspiration
      HAVING=Expression
      KNOWING=Assimilation
       
      If one might choose to consciously create a Turning Point, then one might look at his or her Overleaves and see which Axis is lacking the most emphasis. This would be your first clue or step in generating your Turning Point.
       
      For instance, if one is not a King or Warrior, and does not have Submission/Dominance, Perseverance, Aggression, Cynic, Realist, Moving Centering, or a Mars/Venus Body Type, then it might mean that you would most benefit from DOING SOMETHING PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT.
       
      If you are lacking in the Inspiration Overleaves, it might mean that you would benefit most from starting to BE SOMETHING PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT.
       
      Lack of Expression Overleaves might mean it would benefit you to HAVE SOMETHING PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT.
       
      Lack of Assimilation might mean KNOWING SOMETHING PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT.
       
      DOING something different is probably the most obvious in terms of what one can do to generate a Turning Point.
       
      BEING something different would mean profoundly changing the dynamics of your behavior to reflect what it is that inspires you. BE THAT.
       
      HAVING something different would mean profoundly changing what it is that you take/receive from the world around you.
       
      KNOWING something different would mean profoundly changing how you interpret your experiences.
       
      Of course, no Turning Point can be completed without ALL of those being addressed: Doing, Being, Having, and Knowing. But your Overleaves can help you to see where you might need to start, first.
       
      The fact may be that your true Turning Point would come when you reach the KNOWING part of the equation, even if you start with the DOING part.
       
      So keep this in mind when you begin your steps.
       
      Based on what we have just shared, do each of you understand your Overleaves enough to see what might be your own first step in a Turning Point, if you chose to consciously create one?
       
      [LisaC] yes; mine would be Doing
       
      [Martha] I think so (Seeing as how I have almost NO action emphasis)
       
      [Karine] mine would be doing, too
       
      MEntity: And the rest of you?
       
      [Geraldine] I think everything hinges on "how I interpret" things
       
      [Maureen] I have a mix
       
      [Karine] Should one also take a look at what overleaves they are sliding to? (if some of them are on the neutral axis)
       
      MEntity: Karine, no, the primary Overleaf should be the primary means for determining this, but we can say that the "sliding" can help to show what area might be a next step in the process.
       
      [Karine] ok
       
      [Deb22] I did what I always do, DO, but now that I have done; I am BEING. Where am I in my bodies' resurrections?
       
      [Geraldine] I'm a little curious how one would DO before one KNOWS?
       
      [Martha] I know I need to do something different, but I don't know what it is
       
      [Maureen] I walked on "Fire" before I knew
       
      MEntity:
      As we said, all parts of the process will have to be addressed for a complete Turning Point, but a first step is always necessary. In the case where DOING may be addressed before KNOWING, it would mean that it is obvious that certain actions are generating certain results, which would either mean DOING something else more specific to the desired results, or the halting of the Doing that is causing the undesirable results. 
       
      The reason this might work better for those lacking Action Overleaves is because those Personalities rarely "Know" something (as in, being able to interpret things differently) until they DO something that breaks a pattern.
       
      It is not necessary for one to "know" what to do differently, but to DO something profoundly different is the key. This may be as obvious as doing the opposite of what you would normally do, or just doing something "different" for a change, as in taking a random trip, or breaking out in dance in the moment.
       
      Keep in mind that for each of these, they are a spectrum: Doing/Not Doing; Being/Not Being; etc. Sometimes the profundity is in the NOT.
       
      One way to keep yourself "on your toes" regarding your starting point of Transformation is to mark your more familiar moment with "Maybe I'm Wrong."
       
      For instance, "I have to do it this way because my situation demands that I do it this way." "But maybe I'm wrong about that."
       
      "I know it means this because it's obvious that it means this." "But maybe I'm wrong about that."
       
      "I want this and need this because I've earned it and deserve it!" "But maybe I'm wrong about that."
       
      "I am a big loser." "But maybe I'm wrong about that."
       
      If you find that you are frustrated with your direction on any level, it will truly help you to consider that you may be wrong.
       
      Suggesting this to yourself can help you to spark your creativity in finding other solutions and directions.
       
      Keep in mind that a consciously-created Turning Point is a slower process and one that requires your active participation. Putting a coin of effort into the slot of Doing will not immediately generate a jackpot of success from Being, Having, and Knowing.
       
      Your sequence of steps is just a suggestion, and we have already pointed out where to start, but where you will end is often suggested by the Axis where your Overleaves are most concentrated.
       
      [Martha] I have been very frustrated lately, wanting to DO something but not knowing what — this should help
       
      MEntity: A final thought for you consider is that the force that will keep each step flowing into the next, and generating results that will lead to Transmutation, is FOLLOW-THROUGH.
       
      [Geraldine] damn -- but what if I have a CF of procrastination?
       
      [Martha] (you're gonna knock Troy out of trance)
       
      [Geraldine] (just trying to make Michael laugh)
       
      MEntity:
      There is no Chief Feature of Procrastination, but the humor is not lost on us: we would suggest in response to this that if one is plagued by Procrastination, then one actively create a structure or relationship of Accountability.
       
      Accountability is the only solution for Procrastination.
       
      With all of this background information, and insight into your Overleaves as a tool for change, we think each of you can set in motion your own Turning Point, if you choose to do so.
       
      [Karine] how long does it take to create a successful Turning Point? a few months/years? does it depend on the situation?
       
      [Deb22] My bodies — the emotional, the spiritual, the intellectual are experiencing profound changes since my trip to SE Asia. I have the momentum but it is of a different texture. Exciting, but scary. Stillness versus movement. Any suggestions that can help?
       
      MEntity:
      We will respond to these final two questions, but must conclude after that.
       
      Karine, the length of time it takes is always relative to the effort, and the magnitude of redirection that is sought.
       
      If one wants to take better care of her body so that it moves into a natural state of health, then that can take effect almost immediately; but if one would like to redirect from a career of law enforcement to a career in ballet, it might take more time and commitment.
       
      Deb, our best response to your question is to suggest that you now LISTEN TO YOURSELF. That is key in your sustaining your momentum. Listen. And, of course, Follow Through.
       
      We must conclude here. If further, more intimate discussion is required, we suggest arranging a follow up discussion/chat within the month that may help.
       
      Good day to each of you.
       
      Goodbye.
    • Janet
      By Janet
      January 6, 2000
      Troy Tolley, Channel
      Conscious Connection to Essence
       
      Note: This series continues in Michael Speaks -- Conscious Connection to Essence (2 of 3).
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      We are here. One moment. Welcome to your New Year. We realize and understand the significance of this marking, as it is an ingredient of human sentience to measure time with great marks. It also marks the close of one of the more unusual “windows” for a Nexus (parallel shift), which has not gone unnoticed by many of you.
       
      As we move into this topic, “creating conscious connection to Essence”, we feel it best to have it an on-going discovery on your part, a journey of remembering, or a journey of re-connection.
       
      You will always “embody” or express Essence, even if only minutely. It is never a matter of “finding” Essence or seeking Essence, it is always about becoming CONSCIOUS of Essence. When you, as Personality, are lacking consciousness in direction or action, feelings, thoughts, etc., you are limiting Essence’s expression, but you can never truly limit Essence. You merely limit your personal intimacy with Essence.
       
      Essence will freely allow a Personality to run “amok” or fall into fear and pain, though these experiences are ALWAYS as a result of a Personality’s decisions. Essence inherently steers a life away from these, but Personality is invaluable to Essence and Essence can never know what “burns” unless at least ONE version of a Personality touches the “fire” so to speak. For those experiences, Essence is deeply grateful, even if it, itself, is inclined more toward what the nature of a particular universe is.
       
      In this case, your universe is EXPANDING, therefore Essence seeks expansion as well. Expansion is recognized in terms of pleasure, fulfillment, happiness, joy, and love… those things that give Personality pleasure are in synchronicity and alignment with Essence. This is so, regardless of temporary social mores, standards and judgments of the time.
       
      As we said, the journey toward enhancing your conscious connection to Essence will be paved with your own realizations, questions, and sharing.
       
      [debo] Regarding conscious connection to essence–If one is talking to essence and continuing a dialogue going during a day–is this as valid as meditating and connecting to one’s higher self? It seems too easy in a way.
       
      We will begin with the question posed by the fragment known as “debo” here.
       
      One moment.
       
      In answer to debo and her question: You have addressed a very subtle factor in many Personalities seeking conscious contact with Essence.
       
      Having and maintaining contact with Essence is always thought of in terms of something “other than” self; something more extravagant, more magickal, more ‘something’ than the Personality, itself. Therefore, it is many times assumed that contact with Essence must be marked by some kind of initiation, ritual, or euphoric sense of knowing, some complicated/complex passage. This is simply not true, though it certainly can be your decision if you require such meaning for your progress.
       
      What helps put things into perspective is that Essence not only CREATED you, as you know it, but also NEEDS you. You are its eyes, its heart, its hands, its feet, its face, and its fantastic world of physical sensation. It is blind without you. It is blind in many ways while dealing with the Physical Plane. As you are, in as many ways, without it. This means Essence listens to you with great depth of compassion, commitment, and interest.
       
      While Essence can see your larger contexts, your Agreements, your Karma, and many other factors that are not necessary for you, as Personality, to know, it innocently has no idea how important a good night’s sleep is, how important it is to you to be held, or how a bowl of cherries might make your day. You, as Personality, “feed” this information to Essence as you experience it. While some of you “speak” to Essence and continually co-create the life, many of you use your Instinctive Centered years or Instinctive Reviews (individually) for “uploading” or updating your Essence.
       
      Many of you may feel you “speak” to Essence to no avail, but we suggest that if you are feeling along these lines, you are not speaking to Essence, you are simply in need of more tangible and physical support. It is valid and important that you seek this out. Essence cannot magickally “rescue” you; it is as interested in your panic and plight. You are all capable of making changes in your life that you seek, and you are all capable of reaching out for others. When it appears Essence isn’t “listening”, try reaching out for or allowing a “spirit in the flesh” into your life.
       
      So, in answer to your question or comment, debo, it is usually quite a wonderful experience for a Personality to address its Essence on a daily basis, even if simply in words and thought. It teaches Essence about the more subtle aspects of the life. Otherwise, this is only extracted upon life review, or during Instinctive reviews.
       
      What we will be working toward in this journey, is a sense of Essence BEING you, not just being spoken to by you. We will speak more on this later as the class consciousness builds.
       
      [Barry] I’m wrestling with the phrase “creating a conscious connection to Essence”. Would you explain what you mean by “conscious”? Do you mean a waking knowledge of the essence that is us? How do we know when we have achieved this? Are there different methods of doing this best suited for each of us?
       
      [Michael_Entity] What we mean by ‘conscious’ here is basically a code word for “acceptance”. In many of your cases, Essence is distanced to a great degree, even if honored by you. Another way of describing this class topic may be “choosing to accept your Essence” and all that that implies.
       
      [Barry] You make it sound like that implies a lot….
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      As you progress through this class, you have the opportunity to not only experience your Essence INTIMATELY, but to allow Essence to experience YOUR world intimately. The possibilities to blur your lines of differentiation are high.
       
      For each Role, there will be different paths, yes, and when you are maintaining a sense of Essence daily, it will be rare to find your world threatening, unsafe, unloving, or disappointing. This, then, is part of the symptoms that will allow you to “know” of your conscious connection.
       
      [Barry] We will be in a “state” of LOVE?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      We cannot answer that yet as we would need to determine whether we are talking about the same thing. Most of you do not comprehend what Love is as a universal truth but usually refer to the sensations or peripheral counterparts stirred by connections and relief. We might suggest that the sensations are the first signs that you are near Love, but most have not grasped the reality and implications of what Love truly is.
       
      We will be outlining the Roles and their potential “paths” to consciousness as we build here tonight. We wanted to hear your questions tonight to help us better customize our interactions with you in regards to this topic.
       
      [MBV] I seem to have a hard time seeing through the haze of my Overleaves. Could Michael give me some examples of the artisan role in essence that would help me identify those qualities which is my essence speaking to me? Would these qualities be true for all artisans?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      You have long survived as Personality “alone” and it is Good Work that you acknowledge your strengths as such. It is a confusion that Essence must be involved in all undertakings while you are Physical or it implies you are “lost”, but this is not true. The entire basis of parallel realities is to allow the Personality its varying versions and ideas about what the life “should”/”could”/”might” be like. Essence has it’s “original plan”, but it relishes in the creativity that a Personality might run with.
       
      In your case, Mary, you have “branched” and “branched”, so to speak, far from the “trunk” of your original plans, drawing in realms of extreme experiences that were not necessarily Essence’s “idea”, but are enriching your collective self entirely. You have now found yourself being drawn back into Essence after exhausting a creative path as desired by Personality. This is the motivation behind your questions and feelings. In this process, your first glances in recognizing Essence will appear to be “in a haze” as you have always as Personality been “your own strength”.
       
      You now seek Essence as a resource in addition to “you” as you know you. You will have to “get to know” Essence again. In your case, your “unruly”, giddy, untamed flows of energy are your Essence flowing and speaking. In most cases when you’ve “heard this voice” you funnel this energy “reasonably” or hold it off until “appropriate”, as this has become one of your strengths: to “behave”. As you bring more of your Essence in and your world starts to align to it, you will find the balance that will allow safety and peace, with no threat to your security built. For now and over the next three months or so it might be expected that you feel very disoriented, moody, extreme in emotion, as you relinquish some of your Personality’s precious and justified hold.
       
      We will address more of this privately and personally. We will also note here that there are, yes, certain qualities that each Role can recognize as being in Essence, but they are only references. It is always an individual discovery. In your case, you, as Personality, are discovering that you and Essence can “play” without getting into “trouble”.
       
      [debo] If we are maintaining a sense of Essence and are seeking joy and pleasure but instead feel disappointment, is this due to unrealistic expectation? How do we know what is a valid path for Essence to experience (our chosen source of) joy, and what is not valid?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      If what you seek is being called “joy” and “pleasure” but ending in disappointment, then you are not perceiving the truth of that situation. Joy ends in Joy. Pleasure ends in Pleasure. There is no exception. If what you seek is based on the IDEA of joy or pleasure, you may want to reassess if the results are proving otherwise. Another valid consideration is that the situation may simply be a larger context than that which gives you joy and therefore must be examined in parts.
      For instance, to say you love to eat does not mean you enjoy the full, overblown sense after, or the gas, or the heartburn, etc. It may simply be a matter of altering the experience so the emphasis is on the joyful part, EATING, but with more conscious moderation so as to eliminate that which creates a less joyful or even disappointing end. You may enjoy eating, but not eating certain foods, or so much at a time. It usually only takes a moment, but certain commitment, to dissect or clarify exactly what it is that is pleasurable in the seeking, and how to adapt or alter those parts less appealing.
       
      “Unrealistic Expectation” does lead to disappointment, but this can be used to your advantage. If EXPECTATION is instead seen as enthusiasm, and DISAPPOINTMENT is seen as knowledge, then much is gained. This is an entire topic unto itself.
       
      As for the “validity” of a path for Essence: this is determined through your personal sense of happiness. In fact, that is the main question for the next three months from Essence as the Instinctive is moved through: “does this contribute to my happiness?”
       
      Happiness, at least in this universe, is a navigational tool for Personality.
       
      If you are unhappy, and you know it, this is good. This means you are honest with yourself.
       
      Being honest with you allows empowerment.
       
      Empowerment is implemented through planning.
       
      Planning is carried out through creativity and enthusiasm.
       
      Creativity and enthusiasm is sustained by seeking pleasure/happiness.
       
      Pleasure and happiness are guaranteed when being “present” in your life.
       
      Being “present” in your life means you are being honest.
       
      Though this is a crudely displayed path in words, with some examination you will see its merit. Each of these facets (6) revolve around a central concept that might be considered “living”, completing a septant for change.
      More on this later.
       
      [nemo999] I feel cut off from my essence; is it that I want to control it or I am not accepting/unhappy?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      You are never truly cut off from Essence, but Essence can be cut off BY you as Personality, at least in terms of conscious connection. In your longing for Essence, it is doubtful you are cut off in any case; Essence responds immediately to any thought in its “direction”. In other words, it may not be Essence you seek or miss, but the “essence” of something else. Nemo, you have experienced losses that still require grieving. Grieving is acceptance of some “hard” truths for the Personality.
       
      It would not be amiss at this point in your life to “go back” to what you have lost, indulge in the grief as a process, allowing freedom for that energy, thus making space for something more. For now, it appears you are still hoping or holding out for a revision of a time since passed. You are not alone or cut off from Essence, Nemo, quite the opposite. You are a tremendously sensitive body, it appears, and your Personality and Essence will change your scenario when you are done with the feelings being explored.
       
      We remind you all that this forum is difficult to “skim” over your very important and personal lives, so we suggest taking our responses as PART of a larger response, not a complete response. We just do not, through this format and channel, have the space or time available to be effective for all of you on that level.
       
      To summarize, Nemo, determine what tangible thing it is in your life you miss. Your answers can be revealed in that. You are looking “UP” for answers when you might want to look “back”.
       
      [rion] When meditating I have at times felt a very loving presence which I interpreted to be Essence. However, people channel and are in contact with “other”. What is essence and what is “other”? How does one tell?
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      In all cases of channeling, meditating, etc., it is ALWAYS your Essence which makes first contact.
       
      In the same way that you cannot interact with “other” without a Personality while Physically extant, so too is it impossible to contact nonphysical “others” without Essence as the medium.
       
      In reaching out during meditation or channeling without specificity, you can rest assured it is Essence in some way. If you seek contact with nonphysical “others” specifically, Essence will act as medium.
       
      So our answer is, in creating specificity this allows you as Essence and Personality to differentiate the subtleties between self and other. This can be done only with practice, as many beginning attempts for contact with “other” are almost entirely based on filtering of many sorts. To understand this, observe your experiences when meeting a new stranger, physically, between Personalities. This will lend you insights into how you will differentiate subtleties nonphysically. For some, interaction with another person to determine “who” that person is may last a few minutes, for others a few years or more.
       
      In your case, you are adept at “reading” a person and this also spills into your explorations in the non-physical.
       
      We can also suggest you attach symbolism to what you know you want to contact. For instance, you can ask that Essence present itself as a certain colour, feeling or sound. This then would help you determine differences when touching other sources.
       
      [Sandra51] I understand that the Chakra system and Essence has a connection. Would you describe this in relation to the topic tonight? In a nutshell, ha ha.
       
      [Michael_Entity]
      We will touch on it briefly, but will get a more succinct transcript out for Otterly and your discussion list later.
       
      As you explore your conscious connection to Essence, you will also be heightening your sense of self as a Personality. As you explore your sense of self as a person, you will make more room for Essence in your life. It is a two way street, so to speak.
       
      In exploring yourself on either level, it is important to examine your “rights” as a physical being and your expression of those “rights” and/or the damage or interference to those “rights”.
       
      For each chakra, or Center, there is a basic “right” that the Personality must have tended to fully embody the Essence. We say “embody” as a convenience, as it is actually the opposite. YOU as Personality are embodied in Essence.
       
      You most basic “right”, relating to the Instinctive, is your right to exist, or be alive at all. The right to be real. This can also be said to be your right to “have”.
       
      Your second Center/Chakra must be examined in terms of your right to feel, experience intimacy, and create.
       
      Your third chakra/Center is examined in terms of your right to take action, or to make change. Another way to put it is your right to be free.
       
      Your fourth chakra/Center is examined in terms of your right to be loved, and to love.
       
      Your throat chakra, or 5th Center, is your right to the truth, whether speaking it, or hearing it.
       
      Your 6th chakra/Center can be examined in terms of your right to perceive, to have vision. This can also be said to be your right to dream, on all levels.
       
      And finally, your 7th Chakra/Center is your examination of your right to spirituality, or your right to ” inner knowledge”.
       
      Though we skimmed these, the slightest examination of these areas of your life can be revealing in what Centers/Chakras are not being cared for or possibly denied, thus blocking Essence. They may have also been damaged or imprinted with allowances from other fragments in the life.
       
      The three “lower centers” (3rd, 4th, and 5th) are all the most obvious and easily examined. They are the keys to balancing Personality. In fact, these centers can potentially be examined with a degree of accuracy, at least as a starting point, in your translating your personal Centering in your Overleaves. When looking at your Centering it might be said that your primary centering is the right you SUSTAIN, while the PART of the centering is the right you “FIGHT FOR”.
       
      We remind you that Emotional Centering is your right to feel, Intellectual Centering is your right to speak or hear truth, and Moving is your right to act out or make change.
       
      The Instinctive Center is always under examination and use so it is almost always in some form of distortion without conscious guidance. This is balanced through creating a daily balance among your “lower centers”.
       
      The “higher centers” (2nd, 6th, and 7th) are keys to your understanding your connection to Essence. With examination, if any of these centers appear to be limited or distorted through fear or imprinting, it will be your task to incorporate experiences which fulfill that level of your rights, if you choose.
       
      We will conclude here then. Goodnight.
    • Janet
      By Janet
      [Reproduction of NWM: Your Center of Gravity, with some participant interaction omitted[
       
      MEntity:
      Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin.
       
      Today we will speak on a topic that is one of our early pieces of the teaching that made it through fairly concisely during the 20th Century CE.
       
      Despite this clarity, the details have become simplified in a way that left behind a great deal of the layers and details that help add dimension to this piece of the teaching.
       
      This is the information on the Centers or "brains" of the body.
       
      We have said this before, but will say it again here for review: though the correlations between Centers and Chakras are virtually inseparable, the concepts are different.
       
      In other words, though the Chakras and Centers can be spoken of in interchangeable ways, Chakras describe the stationary locations/portals of energy as they function relative to the body, while Centers expands upon these and are not stationary or are not necessarily local to the body.
       
      One of the reasons we use the term "Center" is that it is short for "Center of Gravity."
       
      Center of Gravity describes an average location of the "weight" of an object, by which that object can then be understood in terms of its motion through space and time, as well as an even deeper understanding through how that object is bound in rotation around that Center of Gravity.
       
      The "object" here is most often understood as the self, but can extend to refer to events, relationships, time periods, etc.
       
      There is a "natural" or starting point Center of Gravity for each "Center," but these change over the lifetime.
       
      For example, the Emotional Center of Gravity is in the Heart, or rests in the Heart Chakra.
       
      Your Moving Center of Gravity is in the Gut, or the Solar Plexus Chakra.
       
      Your Intellectual Center of Gravity is in the throat, the Vishuddhi, or the Throat Chakra.
       
      Your Instinctive Center rests at the base of the spine and throughout the spine, or the Root Chakra.
       
      This is where they begin, their natural resting point, and this is because your Centering DEVELOPS out of these points.
       
      You are born with Chakras. You are not born with Centering.
       
      Chakras are the electrical currents or connecting points through which the dimensions of Essence animate and live the life.
       
      The Personality, then, develops from those points the Centers of Gravity.
       
      To understand the depths of Centering, then, you would want to understand that your Centering describes the "brain" with which you use to process life, or the Center of Gravity around which you "rotate" within yourself, and the PART tends to describe that which you then "orbit" around.
       
      For example, an Emotionally-CENTERED person tends to rotate/process within the self in terms of how things, people, events, life moves them, inspires them, and bypasses their prejudices and logic to get to a place of direct perception.
       
      An Intellectually-CENTERED person tends to rotate/process within the self in terms of how things are expressed, make sense, are logical, formed, and bring them insight.
       
      Now, look at these in terms of Center and PART.
       
      The Part tends to describe that which one likes to orbit around as input for the primary Center.
       
      But it also describes what one reflects back from the surface of one's self, if you will.
       
      So the Emotionally-CENTERED navigates and processes in terms of Inspiration, but its Intellectual PART means that this is both given back to the world in Expression and is taken in from the world of Expression.
       
      Think of your Primary Center as that which holds you together, and your Part as that which you tend to gravitate toward and around and reflect.
       
      Now, what tends to happen over the course of a lifetime is that your Primary Center of Gravity (and all of your Centers of Gravity) move out and away from the natural resting place in you, and you place these in other people, in events, in the past, in the future, in relationships, etc.
       
      So, rather than your Emotional Center being within you in a way that allows you to process on your own terms, you may have placed your Center of Gravity in your Mother, in your mate, in your career, etc.
       
      This means that you then begin to look to that which you have placed your Center of Gravity for how to process and navigate.
       
      So while you may be Emotionally-Centered, your Center of Gravity for the Emotions is in the PAST, and everything is processed in terms of the gravity of the past.
       
      It could be said that there are 7 locations beyond the natural resting point, or the SELF, in which one places one's Center of Gravity:
       
      HEALTH or the Material World;
      CARETAKERS or The Past;
      LIFE, or the forces bigger than oneself;
      INDIVIDUALS, or intimacy and relationships;
      THE WORLD, or the faceless OTHERS;
      THE FUTURE, or Unknown;
      SPIRIT, or non-specific dispersion.
       
      These are broad and overlapping categories, but can help our students to look at these areas where Centering may have a gravitational force.
       
      Keep in mind that even though you may be Emotionally-Centered, you may have several locations beyond you where there are Centers of Gravity for the Emotions.
       
      While it is not "bad" that one's Center of Gravity may beyond the self, it can be difficult for the older soul for this to be the case, because when one's Center of Gravity is in someone else, or in an event, etc., then SELF-AWARENESS IS LOST.
       
      For many, the Center of Gravity is a literal gravitational pull that draws one's attention on a regular basis.
       
      Does your Health take up a lot of your attention? Do Others take up a lot of your attention? Does your Relationship take up a lot of your attention? Do you find yourself stuck in The Past and comparing everything to that? Do you find yourself worried about The Future, or thinking that there are solutions found only in the Future? And so on.
       
      As you can see, none of these are probably unfamiliar to any of you because, regardless of your Centering, your Center of Gravity can be in many locations.
       
      To bring your Centers of Gravity back to the SELF is to bring your attention back to yourself.
       
      SELF-OBSERVATION is the only way.
       
      Self-Observation is Self-Awareness is the awareness of your part in the equation of all dynamics in your life.
       
      Self-Observation brings your attention BACK TO YOU, and therefore brings your Center of Gravity back to a resting place, to its origins.
       
      This is not to say that The World or your Health or your Past or The Future will no longer be relevant as factors, but that your emotions, thoughts, and actions will no longer be dictated by these.
       
      You will no longer rotate and process from within those external factors, but bring that rotation, that calm, that centering, that process back home to you. ...
       
      ClaireC: Michael, I am Emotionally-Centered, Intellectual Part. Although I am concerned about the Future, I feel the gravitational pull towards my heart most of the time. Would that constitute being self-aware according to your description, of bringing the rotation back home?
       
      MEntity:
      Claire, your question brings us to the next area we would have covered. It is important to differentiate between Self-absorbed and Self-aware. Self-aware is a sense of observation of how one is a part of the equation of dynamics in the life, whereas self-absorbed is cutting off of all sense of participation in the dynamics in the life, and a protection or defense of the self against those dynamics and equations.
       
      This comes when the Center of Gravity returns to the self, but is then protected or defended.
       
      We will leave to each of you to determine how self-aware or self-absorbed you may be, but the difference is usually in the sense of calm vs the sense of defense.
       
      To return to your question more specifically, we will say that if you feel that gravitational pull toward your heart, toward that resting place, but there is defense involved around your heart, then you may find that a return to self-awareness means allowing, inviting, and embracing one of those areas outside of the self that may have been the context for your hurt.
       
      If you find that the Center of Gravity in your heart brings a sense of calm, healing, and balance, then it is likely a state of Self-awareness.
       
      Your question prompts another piece of the puzzle, as well:
       
      Keep in mind that while each of you receive an indication for your Primary or habitual Centering, ALL Centers are active and working. So while you may be Emotionally-Centered, it may be that your Center of Gravity for the Emotions has returned to the heart, but your Intellectual Center of Gravity is in The Future.
       
      Just keep in mind the difference between that which dictates your processes (Center) vs that which your processes rotate around (Part).
       
      Diane_HB: So in the case above, the Future would dictate your thoughts but your feelings would be centered within the self? I'm not sure how this works.
       
      MEntity:
      Diane, it can go one of two ways:
       
      If there is Self-awareness, then the Emotions are processed on one's own terms, and this is then funneled into what one aims for in The Future. If there is Self-absorption, then the Emotions are still processed within the self, but in defense against and in reflection of the threat of The Future.
       
      To be clearer: reflected in what one THINKS and EXPRESSES into form about The Future.
       
      GeraldineB: I'm Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part. I interpret Rotation to be regular and/or constant movement, especially as one ages and expands experiences. While I've had severe Health issues and focus during this past year, in many ways I've avoided making it my sole Center of Gravity. ...
       
      MEntity:
      One's Center of Gravity tends to be drawn to places outside of the self for three reasons: TO ADD to the self (learn, grow, evolve, experience), to DISTRACT from the self (defense, fear, blame, anger, etc) or to BALANCE the self (healing, comfort, acceptance, understanding, etc).
       
      It is not a "bad" thing for one's Center of Gravity to be placed beyond the self. The dynamics of living require great fluctuation of location for the various Centers of Gravity.
       
      However, as one grows older in Soul Age, it begins to be more and more important to learn how to bring those home to the self in a way that allows one to be a conscious and aware participant in the life, and not just a receptor that will review later.
    • KurtisM
      By KurtisM
      I stumbled upon this Ted Talks video showing how a cityboard was inspired to listen to the ideas of youth in their architectural planning and layout of a city.
      After watching it suddenly dawned on me that this is something we will see more and more in the Mature Soul Paradigm.
      Both in physical reality & virtual.
       
      It is a very Artisan video, showcasing the art and creativity of children & how great the divide is between our childhood innocence and our adulthood responsibilities.
      The video shows a good start to bridging this divide.
    • DanielaS
      By DanielaS
      ASK Michael Live Chat
      June 1, 2014
      Channel: Troy Tolley
       
      [ViP] Hi Michael, can you briefly describe the 7 circles of Conscience?
       
      [MEntity]
      For our response to be relevant, we ask if you are speaking in terms of "conscience" being that which is one's inner guide, or do you mean this in terms of awareness, or do you mean this in terms of consciousness?
       
      We know these terms are often used interchangeably.
       
      [ViP] You recently described "conscience" as being the sense of inner responsibility and compassion that had 7 Circles to it, so perhaps it would be in terms of the inner guide? I can provide the definition you gave if it would help
       
      [MEntity]
      We only wished for the clarification. We understand now.
       
      There may be other ways to describe the Circles of Conscience that are relevant to an individual, but we will offer these. Conscience is different from Consciousness and Awareness, but the merging of those three factors are vital for one's evolution, so they are often used interchangeably by the time one is an older soul.
       
      Conscience is that inner sense of guidance that one develops and learns to listen to as a means of navigating the life and for making choices.
       
      Conscience in its Positive Pole might be INTEGRITY while in the Negative Pole might be GUILT.
       
      The 7 Circles of Conscience, then, might be: SELF-NURTURING, SELF-PRESERVATION, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SELF-DEFINING, SELF-ACCEPTANCE, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, and then SELF-MASTERY.
       
      Self-Nurturing Polarities would be CURIOSITY as the Positive Pole, and NEGLECT as the Negative Pole.
      Self-Preservation Polarities are VITALITY and DEFENSE, positive and negative, respectively.
      Self-Preservation would be VITALITY, and DEFENSE.
      Self-Sufficiency would be GENEROSITY, and PANIC.
      Self-Defining would be COMPASSION, and LOATHING.
      Self-Acceptance would be SOCIAL, and LONELINESS.
      Self-Actualizing would be EMPATHY and DENIAL.
      Self-Mastery would be RESPONSIBLE, and CONTROLLING.
       
      Many of our students often hover in the circles between Self-definition and Self-Mastery. We can elaborate upon this topic in a dedicated discussion.
       
      [Colleen] In 1937, Amelia Earhart disappeared. What became of her and what was her soul age, role, and overleaves?
       
      [MEntity]
      The fragment in question would be the Intellectually-Centered, Moving Part, 7th Level Young Scholar with the Goal of Flow that she would slide to Growth and Submission; an Idealist in Observation that slid to Passion, and a Chief Feature of Arrogance.
       
      This fragment appears to have encountered technical issues in-flight and was forced to crash-land near an island where she and her Task Companion lived out the rest of their days.
       
      [Kurtis] Hi Michael, like with the descriptions of the Server, Artisan and Warrior castings last Ask Michael, could you provide info on the Scholar-cast in those same formats?
       
      [MEntity]
      Scholar-Casting often shows up as heightened sensitivity, often felt in deep, emotional ways that "make no sense." This is often interpreted by the Scholar-cast as such a vulnerability that they often are the most secretive and "personal" with their exploration of the life. This Casting often gravitates toward anyone who can help them to "come out of themselves" in a way that is uninhibited and less self-conscious. This Casting often generates in the lifetime a love/hate, push/pull relationship with intimacy, at once desiring it greatly, but also convincing themselves that it is an unnecessary distraction.
       
      The Scholar-cast often struggles with his or her attention being fixated or fulfilled. In other words, when fixated, it is a means of escape, while when fulfilled, it is a product of exploration. These fragments can be of the most "kinky" of all.
       
      The Scholar-cast, more than even the Sage, or Sage-cast, can require feedback for insight into themselves, into the life, and the patterns of that life; they must "bounce" ideas off of others, see and hear these ideas played out in some way, so as to better navigate the library of thought that they carry. This can sometimes turn into a kind of paralysis if that sharing is not fulfilled in some way, locking them down with a sense of defeat for not having anyone to share those ideas and ideals with.
       
      We can always elaborate upon any of our terms, but for the sake of taking more questions today, we think this is a helpful start.

      [annay] Do we create more karma with people we end relationships with? Lets say if the other person is not happy with you ending the relationship ? Would you have to work it out in another life?? Even if you have forgiven the person yourself??
       
      [MEntity]
      Anna, there is no categorical response that we can give to that question. The nature of Karma is so relative, that in one instance there may be Karma, while in another of the same circumstances, there is not. However, we can say that the ending of a relationship does not often generate a Ribbon only from the mere ending of the relationship, however difficult that may be for either party. Disappointment and grief are not inherently Karmic. If the one who ends the relationship has put the other party in some form of danger, or has significantly interfered with the capacity of the other party to choose, then a Ribbon can be generated.
       
      By "interfered" we mean that there is an active imposition on the capacity to choose. We are not speaking of the grief-stricken reactions that can impose restrictions of choice on the self. That is self-karmic, but not Karmic between the ones who have parted.
       
      If disappointment and grief were Karmic, we doubt we would ever return to Tao.

      [royce] Hello Michael , recently I asked about Objective Art vs Subjective art. I would like to take that into the realm of Modern storytelling. I don't feel there are a lot of examples of "Objective storytelling"; how might it differ in terms of approach than a lot of what we see in cinemas today? still lean heavily on suspense? horror?
       
      [MEntity] Before we reply, what do you mean by the additional end of your question? Are you asking if suspense and horror are ways to be Objective, or are you rhetorically suggesting that cinema leans heavily on suspense and horror? Please clarify.
       
      [royce] basically if a story was written with the intention of being objective art ( made with all of the centers) how might it look in comparison to a lot of stories out today which is more or less aimed to be emotional roller coasters. would objective art movies look almost entirely alien to us in how they would be approached?
       
      [MEntity]
      We understand and will respond.
       
      The effects of art are not often a fair representation of its origins. Objective and Subjective Arts can be interpreted and experienced in any number of ways relative to the interpreter. In fact, a great deal of Objective Art is "hated." It is not often received well. It is often threatening to the comforts and familiarities of the Personality. The same goes for genres. There can be Objective Horror and Subjective Horror.
       
      Objective and Subjective Art can only really describe the sources.
       
      However, there is validity to the fact that the source can have some effect, of course, but the individuals receiving/interpreting that art will always have the final say for how it is experienced.
       
      In terms of modern storytelling, a great shift is already in motion away from passive storytelling and into interactive storytelling. As we, as sentience, are now in the Century of Choice as a Platform for the species, CHOICE is becoming the vital key to a truly Objective method of storytelling. Modern gaming is already on the cutting edge of this, with Sages, Artisans, and Scholars flocking to its initial waves to help refine, expand upon, and spread its foundations.
       
      This move away from passive storytelling and into interactive storytelling is yet another expansion of impact from the shift in Soul Age away from Young to Mature. In that regard, it is an evolution, and represents Objective Art, as the source of that creativity must be inclusive, considering the broadest range of perceptions, paths, and probabilities as a means to fulfill the core of a story.
       
      We have never seen anything like it, and we find it beautiful. We often "sit in" with Troy as he plays. We are finding there is little difference between the architecture of gaming, and the process of incarnation, parallels, and probabilities. All higher concepts are eventually reflected in the Physical Plane in some way, and this dimension of existence is finding its footing.
       
      [Maureen]
      Michael, you said (to my sister): “Your higher Frequency and higher Female Energy allows you to endure much more than would someone with a lower Frequency, or Higher Male Energy. That endurance allows far more opportunities for healing that might not have been explored, otherwise.”
       
      Would you elaborate more on how endurance is experienced through the Higher/Lower Frequencies and Higher/Lower Male/Female Energy?
       
      [MEntity]
      Endurance can be a tool for any Frequency or Energy Ratio, but they would tend to show up differently.
       
      In Higher Frequencies, endurance is utilized by cycling through experiences of challenge so that no cycle through it is too deep or too much. That is not to say that a challenge might not feel or seem to be "too much, or too deep," but in the end it would not be. Higher Frequency fragments tend to work through experiences in layers, move on to other experiences, and other experiences, and then cycle back through.
       
      This helps bring about cycles of healing between cycles of challenge.
       
      Higher Creative/Female Energy helps one to emphasize problem-solving, intuitive navigation, and a trust in chaos, which leads one to having a greater endurance in terms of allowing challenges to be a part of the life.
       
      The pros of both of these can be that both allow room for healing.
       
      For the Lower Frequency fragments, there is still processing in layers, but it is from the inside/out of the experience, rather than from the outside/in. Higher Frequency fragments eventually get to the core, while Lower Frequency fragments start at the core.
       
      Because of this start at the core, there is little room for moving beyond the layers "above them" in that experience. They must find a way through all of those layers.
       
      Because of this dynamic, it can be difficult to access the healing that could be of benefit to that Lower Frequency.
       
      The Healing would tend to come in near the exit of the layers, if you will, and not often before that.
       
      That is not to say that healing is not available to the Lower Frequency when submerged in the core of an experience, but that they often do not allow for it.
       
      For the Higher Male fragments, the navigation of experiences can be one of a linear nature, structured, and intent, with a laser-like focus, which can also exclude anything distracting, such as healing.
       
      Again, it is not that healing is not available to the Higher Male/Focused Energy, but that it often must find its way into the path so as not to be a distraction.
       
      Does this help?
       
      [Maureen] Yes it does
       
      [MEntity] We must conclude here for today. Good evening to everyone.
  • Recent Articles

×
×
  • Create New...