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    Kasia

    [Excerpt from TT: 2010-05-15]

     

    [Question] At one of these open forums a while back Michaels mentioned that no one in attendance then had much support in their lives. What exactly is this phenomenon; support that is? What does it look like? Where are we placed with it and without it and whats it mean i.e., it’s significance?

     

    [MEntity] Every fragment has support in its life or it would die, but many do not consciously recognize the support, or do not consciously allow the support. Support could be said to be the network of life forces that are required for any Sentient to manifest in form.

     

    Support is active on the smallest of scales, such as within an individual lifetime, but are also vital on larger scales, as in terms of Universes; Universes are organized in groups of 12, and each play a position of support for the others.

     

    The support of which we speak at the moment is the support that exists, with or without your Personality’s permission or acceptance. It is dynamic and energetic, yet tangible. For instance, someone had to raise you. Someone had to heal you at certain points. Someone had to teach you. Someone has inspired you. Someone has fed you.

     

    The amount of support one has within the life is phenomenal when truly comprehended in terms of what it has contributed to your being here, now. The degree to which one allows, seeks, or invites support is often proportional to the degree of awareness and consciousness.

     

    Support occurs on an Intimate Level, Inspirational Level, Commarade or Classmates Level, and a Guiding or Guides Level.

     

    We have elaborated upon this in other exchanges regarding the subject of the Support Circle of 12 for every fragment. We will ask Troy to include that article in the final transcript for your further study and application.

     

    (Note from Kasia: Support Circle overview can be found here.)


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      By Kasia
      October 7, 2007
       
      tkmppi: Which positions of the support circle require actual personal relationship with an incarnate person?

      MICHAEL:
      In order for you to have a "powerful" lifetime where what you planned to accomplish is actually achieved to satisfaction, the Universe has developed what is termed a SUPPORT GROUP. This Support Group consists of Twelve Positions/Individuals playing specific Roles in your life, each specializing in a facet of your life in order to keep you in a Thirteenth Position labeled the POWER Position. This is because when you have your full Support Group in your life and it is recognized, you become incredibly empowered. Universes are arranged in this system of cooperation, as well.

      The Twelve Positions are labeled and organized into 4 groups of 3, taking care of four defined contexts of your life. Each of these sub-groups of three allows you to play a fourth position in each, creating different Quadrants (groups of four) that are very powerful. Although there is a non-physical Support Group in a given lifetime ("spirit guides"), we are speaking today of those physically incarnated for the Personality's comfort and support, except where indicated.

      It is important here to note that over many lifetimes you build a Network of Support that extends in circles, or "strings", of strength. There are twelve Strings of Support. To say whether a person is 1st String or 6th String indicates how often, BUT NOT HOW WELL that Essence plays that Position for you. A First String Position is the "strongest" because of time and depth of commitment to you, but those 11th and 12th Strings are just as effective, even if only short-term. This system of “strings” was cultivated to accommodate conflicting plans between Essences for a given lifetime. If the First String Position is not choosing to incarnate for that era, or are not planning physical contact, then a Second, or Third String, and so on, will always be available.

      If you find any of the Positions "missing", it is in an indication that you may simply be unaware of a source, or you are imposing that Position on an existing person in your life, "forcing" them to play roles they are not designed to, or are not willing to, play. (We will mention that you truly cannot "force" another to perform or behave in any way, it will always be his or her choice; we choose this word due to its impact and example, rather than its accuracy.) This imposition can cause great strain and stress on an individual coming into your life to play a specific role, and then finding they are trying to fulfill a handful of Positions. Identifying what a particular person's specialty is frees the relationship from unnecessary expectations and disappointments, creating permission to take full advantage of the gifts the individual CAN offer. Make mental notes along the way if you realize you have one person playing multiple Positions, and which Position may be the more natural intention.

      The first sub-group of three would be your INTIMATES. These are the most directly experienced of all Support Positions. These positions are called LOVE, KNOWLEDGE, and COMPASSION. Since these are the basic fundamental needs in any given lifetime, those who are not open to receive these players consciously are usually dreadfully alone. It is NEVER a case where there is no one to play these roles; it is always that you are, for whatever reasons, blocking the interaction. Despite your blocking the interaction, energy is still exchanged with these Positions, most likely unconsciously, but they are a part of you nonetheless. In fact, you would physically be incapable of life if these Positions were not in some way fulfilled. Isolation and loneliness are such profound delusions in this Universe, regardless of your insistence and indulgence in them, that to have truly experienced such a state would result in complete self-annihilation. In other words, there is ALWAYS Love, Knowledge, and Compassion available to any fragment at any time.

      LOVE: the person playing this position is someone who has unconditionally accepted everything about you and loves you completely. There is nothing you can do wrong in this person's eyes. There is ALWAYS someone, somewhere who loves you and can inspire you to accept yourself. The False Personality may not recognize it because of its own limitations, but, fortunately, that does not stop you from being loved. Acknowledging who is presently your LOVE POSITION can bring great peace. Sometimes it isn't who you want it to be, but, again, this is False Personality's perception, not the truth. If you choose to recognize that you are loved, and by whom, you may be more capable of attracting the Personality defined "love" relationship, which isn't always about being truly loved, but what is stimulating to Personality.

      KNOWLEDGE: this person is your best advisor. This person can have ideas bounced off of them and they will tell you with confidence what will work and what will not, or help you in coming to those conclusions yourself. It is this person you trust the most in your life as an information source. The Love Position can inspire you, but the KNOWLEDGE POSITION helps put things in perspective like no other Position, helping to narrow your choices to what is in your best interest. This can range from high-impact life decisions, to just asking the opinion on a new mate or job. Without the objective viewpoint of an external source, choices can be made more difficult than necessary. You can rest in the hands of this individual's direction.

      COMPASSION: this person is the one who cares enough about you to point out what you are doing wrong, or right, in light of your "higher plans", as they support you. You may sometimes find this as "brutal" compassion, since it is sometimes painful to the Personality to face the truth. This person can be counted on to tell you the truth about you in any situation. This Position is vitally important as it helps you to stay within parameters you might have set for a lifetime's accomplishments. You may become bogged down by addictions, depression, procrastination, despair, boredom, even delights, or other "distractions", and COMPASSION will be there to help you move through these. Not that a lifetime is wasted in any way, even if these "distractions" prevailed, since all experience is valid and useful, but COMPASSION can still be there with truth. This person will help push you to the limits of who you are this lifetime, since they see past your fears. In fact, they refuse to support fear in your life at all.

      As we said, these three Positions are your INTIMATES, since they affect your most immediate reality and, therefore, are most important to start with in recognizing. Acknowledging what role you play in another Support Group can be as liberating, and we suggest you keep this in mind as we progress.

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      MENTOR: is the person who models most closely the role you want to play in your life. They are your teacher. This is someone who is accessible to you in some form for guidance in "how they did it" (or "do it"). The MENTOR provides a framework of plan for the general work you intend to do in life at a given time.

      BEAUTY: is the person who innocently points out the good in life, the beauty in you and your life, and generally embodies, themselves, what is beautiful to you. This person can take you back out of despair and help you connect with the loveliness of your life's unfolding. They help you connect with the loving field that creates the Physical Plane in the first place. They remind you of what is perfect in life.

      CHILD: is slightly self-explanatory, for this is the individual for which you provide nurturing. Often it is literally a child, but is by no means limited to that form. It is someone who depends on you for care. This gives you the experience of your own capabilities to provide and, therefore, reminds you of your strengths, however begrudgingly. Many people choose Companion Animals for this Position, and while this is quite effective, it is a bit more "to the point" when of the same species. Many people, when feeling lack of purpose or importance, turn to this Position for rekindling. This works, if all other factors are considered, but often False Personality then imposes several other Positions on the "child"/animal companion to fill a void. Then the gift is rarely truly gained. Forcing other Positions on the Child Position can turn the "CHILD" into a source of resentment, which is not GOOD WORK. This Position is usually easy to spot since it "cries out" for attention particularly from you.

      That completes the INSPIRATIONALS.

      The next triad of Support can be called your CLASSMATES, meaning those who help you through your Physical Plane Lessons you've chosen for the lifetime. In order to undertake your chosen challenges, you will need HUMOR, ANCHOR, and DISCIPLINE.

      (Notice, as we progress through the Positions, the less intimate and directly personal they become, yet, we assure you, they are just as crucial.)

      It may be obvious why HUMOUR is vital: someone has to cheer you up and make you laugh when the "going gets tough", reminding you NOT to take things so seriously. A celebrity comedian sometimes plays this for a mass of people. Acknowledging the effects of this person in your life can carry with it a cleansing, putting your energy back in perspective.

      Your ANCHOR reminds you that, "through it all", you have a place to go at ANY time for rejuvenation, relaxation, and nurturing. This person has probably been in the same residence all of your life, or you, at least, know where they are at all times, and how to be with them, regardless of distance and time. This individual would never turn you away if you were in need of shelter, clothes, food, etc. This person reminds you of the stability existing in the midst of life; an "oasis" or retreat. Parents play this role a lot, but it can be played, of course, by anyone offering consistency on the Physical Plane; time and space is never a challenging factor in your relationship.

      DISCIPLINE is defined as the person who heightens the awareness of your decision making process. They are not someone who is riding you, forcing you to fulfill plans; they simply help create scenarios that bring your awareness to the impact of your decisions. Although Knowledge helps define the parameters of your potential decisions with feedback and advice, DISCIPLINE helps you see the end results, often far-reaching. This can be a sometimes-frustrating relationship, since this person will remind you of your intended track when you have lost sight. They are nevertheless helping you focus through your own procrastination and distractions. While Compassion will be truthful through this, and Knowledge can help shape plans, DISCIPLINE actually shows you the road and keeps you "awake". We feel this helps differentiate the affect of DISCIPLINE from others, as it is sometimes hard to spot, or intensely ignored.

      That ends the CLASSMATES definitions.

      Finally, you have your SPIRIT GUIDES. We do not mean this term in the typical definition, but rather in the respect of their impact on more Spiritual (or abstract) Lessons as opposed to your day-to-day Material Lessons, as you will see. These Positions tend to hold more clues to themes that carry over several lifetimes. These Positions are especially free to be played by anything, or anyone, physical or non-physical, incarnated or not, who exemplify and express the inherent quality. They are HEALER, ENLIGHTENMENT, and MUSE.

      First, we will cover the HEALER Position. This Position takes care of repairing, mending, or processing the deeper effects of experience. Whether Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual you will always have available a HEALER for your "pains" and "ailments", or "dis-eases". This could be an actual Doctor, or spiritual leader, but may also be played by personal, non-physical guides who help you assimilate life. The Dream State is where many of you access your HEALER.

      ENLIGHTENMENT: this is a teaching, or teacher, person, or organization that gives structure to your current belief system, or perspective. This Position provides you with a framework with which to take in life. We, the Michael Entity, play this role for many of you, our Students, but it can be played by anything that helps you understand, comprehend, and act in the context of the "big picture" of your life. This Position contributes to your sense of having a "path".

      And, finally, we will cover the MUSE Position. This Position is the pure aspiration with which you measure your life against and strive to attain personally. The MUSE is the least tangible and namable, although you can usually hint at it in certain phrases, such as "Freedom", or "Unconditional Love"; more specifically in "Sexual Freedom", or "Unconditional Love of my family". Certain people, historically, become a MUSE for masses of people, such as Christ, or Buddha; even musical/theatrical entertainers, or political figures, like Madonna and James Dean, John F. Kennedy and Princess Di. Knowing and acknowledging who personifies your MUSE and being able to identify the quality to some extent constructs a sort of "light" ahead. The MUSE gives the greatest clues as to why you came to be incarnated in the first place. Be as clear as possible in your definition of the MUSE and refrain from confusing the source of the MUSE with the Muse itself. For instance, our Philosophy may be a MUSE, but we, the entity, act as Enlightenment, a vehicle for your MUSE. Another: Madonna's music may be entertaining, but her Personality, itself, acts as MUSE for most. One more: For some, Seth's Teachings act as Enlightenment, but Jane Roberts acts as the actual MUSE. You may have many MUSES to help tend to the different areas of your life, though this may be true of any of the Positions.

      Now: Evaluate the people in your lives and what role they play, assigning them, as accurately as you can intuit, what String they may be. Evaluate what Position you may be most inclined to play on a wider scale, and then what role you play in other's lives individually. Determine whether you have been playing a Position you are good at or if it has been imposed on you, and vice versa.

      If you find vacant areas in your Support Group, recall that you can ALWAYS find someone to fill the Position, even if they are not from any of your Strings. If you find resistance to a particular Position, start making an agreement upon rising from sleep that you are open to examples, so you can "ease" that Position into your life. Many resist the Discipline Position in daily life, for example, but can still find the experience of that Position's influence at any time. An elderly lady in front of you at the check out counting endless pennies and coupons can heighten your sense of decision making by forcing you to either surrender to the situation in peace, find another check out, or explode with anger. Regardless, the impact of your choice will be immediately apparent, thus, Discipline has been experienced. Many find it difficult to see their Beauty, so they can decide to allow "glimpses" of what it's like by actually listening to that simple compliment from a stranger, or acknowledging the sunset you helped create today.

      Rather than being distracted by what a person isn't giving, now you may be able to identify the gift that's been there all along. Comparing perceptions can also reveal a role you never knew you played for a person so well, or didn't suspect was expected of you. Rather than wander through life thinking these basic elements of Support are missing, ease them in gently, by paying attention to your day.

      The Support has always been there and always will.

      QUESTION: "Can gemstones act as HEALER, because I feel very healed by stones?"

      MICHAEL: Yes, but understand that gemstones are actually a conduit for the Healing source, NOT the Healer Position itself.

      QUESTION: "Are there times when you are naturally more open to your Support Group than at other times?"

      MICHAEL: Yes, of course, since some lifetimes are designed to "go it alone", so to speak. It may appear, at those times, a most isolating experience, but since that lifetime would naturally be predisposed to isolation, contact may not even be missed. But, as we said before and here will reiterate: even in the most severely isolated experiences, it is merely illusion. Again, you are always surrounded by Support.

      We will also add that as Soul Age progresses, especially during the Older Soul Ages, there can tend to be a kind of "codginess" indulged in that seems to say, "I've been through so much over so long a time, I don't need anything I can't do for myself!" Old Souls are the most likely to get this prejudice of wisdom. Observe any room of Old Souls and regardless of their understanding and casual compassion, there is sometimes a secret labeling of each other as "lunatics". So, Old souls can get "set in their ways" and choose to ignore some Support.

      Another delusion of the Personality is that since you are such an OLD SOUL, you must express your strength and Spirituality through "individuality". In light of all offers for support, you must figuratively turn your head and say, "NO, I CAN HANDLE IT...". We do not see who benefits from this act and merely perpetuates your conditions. There is NO ONE to judge you, besides you. YOU MEASURE ALL PROGRESS; there is no other judge. We cannot stress this enough. Therefore, making life "easier" would only make sense. But, of course, only if this is your choice.
    • Janet
      By Janet
      Support Circle of 12
      Posted by Troy Tolley on June 5, 2010 
      [Note: This content originally appeared in a session from October 7, 2007.]
       
      Support Group Article
       
      In order for you to have a "powerful" lifetime where what you planned to accomplish is actually achieved to satisfaction, the Universe has developed what is termed a SUPPORT GROUP. This Support Group consists of Twelve Positions/Individuals playing specific Roles in your life, each specializing in a facet of your life in order to keep you in a Thirteenth Position labelled the POWER Position. This is because when you have your full Support Group in your life and it is recognized, you become incredibly empowered. Universes are arranged in this system of cooperation, as well.
       
      The Twelve Positions are labelled and organized into 4 groups of 3, taking care of four defined contexts of your life. Each of these sub-groups of three allows you to play a fourth position in each, creating different Quadrants (groups of four) that are very powerful. Although there is a non-physical Support Group in a given lifetime ("spirit guides"), we are speaking today of those physically incarnated for the Personality's comfort and support, except where indicated.
       
      It is important here to note that over many lifetimes you build a Network of Support that extends in circles, or "strings", of strength. There are twelve Strings of Support. To say whether a person is 1st String or 6th String indicates how often, BUT NOT HOW WELL that Essence plays that Position for you. A First String Position is the "strongest" because of time and depth of commitment to you, but those 11th and 12th Strings are just as effective, even if only short-term. This system of “strings” was cultivated to accommodate conflicting plans between Essences for a given lifetime. If the First String Position is not choosing to incarnate for that era, or are not planning physical contact, then a Second, or Third String, and so on, will always be available.
       
      If you find any of the Positions "missing", it is in an indication that you may simply be unaware of a source, or you are imposing that Position on an existing person in your life, "forcing" them to play roles they are not designed to, or are not willing to, play. (We will mention that you truly cannot "force" another to perform or behave in any way, it will always be his or her choice; we choose this word due to its impact and example, rather than its accuracy.) This imposition can cause great strain and stress on an individual coming into your life to play a specific role, and then finding they are trying to fulfill a handful of Positions. Identifying what a particular person's specialty is frees the relationship from unnecessary expectations and disappointments, creating permission to take full advantage of the gifts the individual CAN offer. Make mental notes along the way if you realize you have one person playing multiple Positions, and which Position may be the more natural intention.
       
      The first sub-group of three would be your INTIMATES. These are the most directly experienced of all Support Positions. These positions are called LOVE, KNOWLEDGE, and COMPASSION. Since these are the basic fundamental needs in any given lifetime, those who are not open to receive these players consciously are usually dreadfully alone. It is NEVER a case where there is no one to play these roles; it is always that you are, for whatever reasons, blocking the interaction. Despite your blocking the interaction, energy is still exchanged with these Positions, most likely unconsciously, but they are a part of you nonetheless. In fact, you would physically be incapable of life if these Positions were not in some way fulfilled. Isolation and loneliness are such profound delusions in this Universe, regardless of your insistence and indulgence in them, that to have truly experienced such a state would result in complete self-annihilation. In other words, there is ALWAYS Love, Knowledge, and Compassion available to any fragment at any time.
       
      LOVE: the person playing this position is someone who has unconditionally accepted everything about you and loves you completely. There is nothing you can do wrong in this person's eyes. There is ALWAYS someone, somewhere who loves you and can inspire you to accept yourself. The False Personality may not recognize it because of its own limitations, but, fortunately, that does not stop you from being loved. Acknowledging who is presently your LOVE POSITION can bring great peace. Sometimes it isn't who you want it to be, but, again, this is False Personality's perception, not the truth. If you choose to recognize that you are loved, and by whom, you may be more capable of attracting the Personality defined "love" relationship, which isn't always about being truly loved, but what is stimulating to Personality.
       
      KNOWLEDGE: this person is your best advisor. This person can have ideas bounced off of them and they will tell you with confidence what will work and what will not, or help you in coming to those conclusions yourself. It is this person you trust the most in your life as an information source. The Love Position can inspire you, but the KNOWLEDGE POSITION helps put things in perspective like no other Position, helping to narrow your choices to what is in your best interest. This can range from high-impact life decisions, to just asking the opinion on a new mate or job. Without the objective viewpoint of an external source, choices can be made more difficult than necessary. You can rest in the hands of this individual's direction.
       
      COMPASSION: this person is the one who cares enough about you to point out what you are doing wrong, or right, in light of your "higher plans", as they support you. You may sometimes find this as "brutal" compassion, since it is sometimes painful to the Personality to face the truth. This person can be counted on to tell you the truth about you in any situation. This Position is vitally important as it helps you to stay within parameters you might have set for a lifetime's accomplishments. You may become bogged down by addictions, depression, procrastination, despair, boredom, even delights, or other "distractions", and COMPASSION will be there to help you move through these. Not that a lifetime is wasted in any way, even if these "distractions" prevailed, since all experience is valid and useful, but COMPASSION can still be there with truth. This person will help push you to the limits of who you are this lifetime, since they see past your fears. In fact, they refuse to support fear in your life at all.
       
      As we said, these three Positions are your INTIMATES, since they affect your most immediate reality and, therefore, are most important to start with in recognizing. Acknowledging what role you play in another Support Group can be as liberating, and we suggest you keep this in mind as we progress.
       
      Next, we will cover the INSPIRATIONALS. These Positions are labelled MENTOR, BEAUTY, and CHILD. The theme of this group is to remind you of the larger perspective of your life. They are not necessarily in your life intimately or even personally, but they are available at your disposal when the need arises.
       
      MENTOR: is the person who models most closely the role you want to play in your life. They are your teacher. This is someone who is accessible to you in some form for guidance in "how they did it" (or "do it"). The MENTOR provides a framework of plan for the general work you intend to do in life at a given time.
       
      BEAUTY: is the person who innocently points out the good in life, the beauty in you and your life, and generally embodies, themselves, what is beautiful to you. This person can take you back out of despair and help you connect with the loveliness of your life's unfolding. They help you connect with the loving field that creates the Physical Plane in the first place. They remind you of what is perfect in life.
       
      CHILD: is slightly self-explanatory, for this is the individual for which you provide nurturing. Often it is literally a child, but is by no means limited to that form. It is someone who depends on you for care. This gives you the experience of your own capabilities to provide and, therefore, reminds you of your strengths, however begrudgingly. Many people choose Companion Animals for this Position, and while this is quite effective, it is a bit more "to the point" when of the same species. Many people, when feeling lack of purpose or importance, turn to this Position for rekindling. This works, if all other factors are considered, but often False Personality then imposes several other Positions on the "child"/animal companion to fill a void. Then the gift is rarely truly gained. Forcing other Positions on the Child Position can turn the "CHILD" into a source of resentment, which is not GOOD WORK. This Position is usually easy to spot since it "cries out" for attention particularly from you.
       
      That completes the INSPIRATIONALS.
       
      The next triad of Support can be called your CLASSMATES, meaning those who help you through your Physical Plane Lessons you've chosen for the lifetime. In order to undertake your chosen challenges, you will need HUMOR, ANCHOR, and DISCIPLINE.
       
      (Notice, as we progress through the Positions, the less intimate and directly personal they become, yet, we assure you, they are just as crucial.)
       
      It may be obvious why HUMOR is vital: someone has to cheer you up and make you laugh when the "going gets tough", reminding you NOT to take things so seriously. A celebrity comedian sometimes plays this for a mass of people. Acknowledging the effects of this person in your life can carry with it a cleansing, putting your energy back in perspective.
       
      Your ANCHOR reminds you that, "through it all", you have a place to go at ANY time for rejuvenation, relaxation, and nurturing. This person has probably been in the same residence all of your life, or you, at least, know where they are at all times, and how to be with them, regardless of distance and time. This individual would never turn you away if you were in need of shelter, clothes, food, etc. This person reminds you of the stability existing in the midst of life; an "oasis" or retreat. Parents play this role a lot, but it can be played, of course, by anyone offering consistency on the Physical Plane; time and space is never a challenging factor in your relationship.
       
      DISCIPLINE is defined as the person who heightens the awareness of your decision making process. They are not someone who is riding you, forcing you to fulfill plans; they simply help create scenarios that bring your awareness to the impact of your decisions. Although Knowledge helps define the parameters of your potential decisions with feedback and advice, DISCIPLINE helps you see the end results, often far-reaching. This can be a sometimes-frustrating relationship, since this person will remind you of your intended track when you have lost sight. They are nevertheless helping you focus through your own procrastination and distractions. While Compassion will be truthful through this, and Knowledge can help shape plans, DISCIPLINE actually shows you the road and keeps you "awake". We feel this helps differentiate the affect of DISCIPLINE from others, as it is sometimes hard to spot, or intensely ignored.
       
      That ends the CLASSMATES definitions.
       
      Finally, you have your SPIRIT GUIDES. We do not mean this term in the typical definition, but rather in the respect of their impact on more Spiritual (or abstract) Lessons as opposed to your day-to-day Material Lessons, as you will see. These Positions tend to hold more clues to themes that carry over several lifetimes. These Positions are especially free to be played by anything, or anyone, physical or non-physical, incarnated or not, who exemplify and express the inherent quality. They are HEALER, ENLIGHTENMENT, and MUSE.
       
      First, we will cover the HEALER Position. This Position takes care of repairing, mending, or processing the deeper effects of experience. Whether Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual you will always have available a HEALER for your "pains" and "ailments", or "dis-eases". This could be an actual Doctor, or spiritual leader, but may also be played by personal, non-physical guides who help you assimilate life. The Dream State is where many of you access your HEALER.
       
      ENLIGHTENMENT: this is a teaching, or teacher, person, or organization that gives structure to your current belief system, or perspective. This Position provides you with a framework with which to take in life. We, the Michael Entity, play this role for many of you, our Students, but it can be played by anything that helps you understand, comprehend, and act in the context of the "big picture" of your life. This Position contributes to your sense of having a "path".
       
      And, finally, we will cover the MUSE Position. This Position is the pure aspiration with which you measure your life against and strive to attain personally. The MUSE is the least tangible and namable, although you can usually hint at it in certain phrases, such as "Freedom", or "Unconditional Love"; more specifically in "Sexual Freedom", or "Unconditional Love of my family". Certain people, historically, become a MUSE for masses of people, such as Christ, or Buddha; even musical/theatrical entertainers, or political figures, like Madonna and James Dean, John F. Kennedy and Princess Di. Knowing and acknowledging who personifies your MUSE and being able to identify the quality to some extent constructs a sort of "light" ahead. The MUSE gives the greatest clues as to why you came to be incarnated in the first place. Be as clear as possible in your definition of the MUSE and refrain from confusing the source of the MUSE with the Muse itself. For instance, our Philosophy may be a MUSE, but we, the entity, act as Enlightenment, a vehicle for your MUSE. Another: Madonna's music may be entertaining, but her Personality, itself, acts as MUSE for most. One more: For some, Seth's Teachings act as Enlightenment, but Jane Roberts acts as the actual MUSE. You may have many MUSES to help tend to the different areas of your life, though this may be true of any of the Positions.
       
      Now: Evaluate the people in your lives and what role they play, assigning them, as accurately as you can intuit, what String they may be. Evaluate what Position you may be most inclined to play on a wider scale, and then what role you play in other's lives individually. Determine whether you have been playing a Position you are good at or if it has been imposed on you, and vice versa.
       
      If you find vacant areas in your Support Group, recall that you can ALWAYS find someone to fill the Position, even if they are not from any of your Strings. If you find resistance to a particular Position, start making an agreement upon rising from sleep that you are open to examples, so you can "ease" that Position into your life. Many resist the Discipline Position in daily life, for example, but can still find the experience of that Position's influence at any time. An elderly lady in front of you at the check out counting endless pennies and coupons can heighten your sense of decision making by forcing you to either surrender to the situation in peace, find another check out, or explode with anger. Regardless, the impact of your choice will be immediately apparent, thus, Discipline has been experienced. Many find it difficult to see their Beauty, so they can decide to allow "glimpses" of what it's like by actually listening to that simple compliment from a stranger, or acknowledging the sunset you helped create today.
       
      Rather than being distracted by what a person isn't giving, now you may be able to identify the gift that's been there all along. Comparing perceptions can also reveal a role you never knew you played for a person so well, or didn't suspect was expected of you. Rather than wander through life thinking these basic elements of Support are missing, ease them in gently, by paying attention to your day.
       
      The Support has always been there and always will.
       
      QUESTION: "Can gemstones act as HEALER, because I feel very healed by stones?"
       
      MICHAEL: Yes, but understand that gemstones are actually a conduit for the Healing source, NOT the Healer Position itself.
       
      QUESTION: "Are there times when you are naturally more open to your Support Group than at other times?"
       
      MICHAEL: 
      Yes, of course, since some lifetimes are designed to "go it alone", so to speak. It may appear, at those times, a most isolating experience, but since that lifetime would naturally be predisposed to isolation, contact may not even be missed. But, as we said before and here will reiterate: even in the most severely isolated experiences, it is merely illusion. Again, you are always surrounded by Support.
       
      We will also add that as Soul Age progresses, especially during the Older Soul Ages, there can tend to be a kind of "codginess" indulged in that seems to say, "I've been through so much over so long a time, I don't need anything I can't do for myself!" Old Souls are the most likely to get this prejudice of wisdom. Observe any room of Old Souls and regardless of their understanding and casual compassion, there is sometimes a secret labelling of each other as "lunatics". So, Old souls can get "set in their ways" and choose to ignore some Support.
       
      Another delusion of the Personality is that since you are such an OLD SOUL, you must express your strength and Spirituality through "individuality". In light of all offers for support, you must figuratively turn your head and say, "NO, I CAN HANDLE IT...". We do not see who benefits from this act and merely perpetuates your conditions. There is NO ONE to judge you, besides you. YOU MEASURE ALL PROGRESS; there is no other judge. We cannot stress this enough. Therefore, making life "easier" would only make sense. But, of course, only if this is your choice.
       
    • Bobby
      By Bobby
      MMW - May 19, 2018 - You And Your Inner Voices

      MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin.

      Today we are asked to speak on the subject of your "inner voices."

      Every person will have a multitude of "voices" rising from within themselves and this can be quite confusing at times.

      There will be the voices of your False Personality, True Personality, Essence, your various Guides, the voices left from Imprinting, and the voices of Fear and Love, etc. and your Core Voice.

      For younger fragments these voices meld into a simplified and often single voice that is assumed to be one's own voice and all choices and prompts are led by that inner voice.

      For older souls, it becomes clear that there are a multitude of voices within and they are not always in harmony with each other or with reality. The younger soul can ignore that differentiation, but the older soul seeks to understand this and learn from it, heal from it.

      The Psyche can only hear so many voices, regardless of how many sources there are.

      We will not be addressing the fractured mind and mental illness today that shatters the organization of input. What we discuss today is the average mind, and in particular, the average mind of the older soul.

      For most fragments, regardless of the number of sources, there are only 12 paths for those resources to be funneled. This helps the individual to remain whole and centered, even as these voices may become conflicting and confusing.

      These can be referred to as the 12 Paths of Inner Voices, but it can also be referred to as The 12 Inner Voices."

      12 may even seem rather high for your count of Inner Voices, but there are always far more than 12 resources within you.
      -
      Keep in mind that you are not limited to your inner voices. Each of you have a multitude of outer voices, as well.

      Having this internal system of 12 paths to organize the input is necessary for sanity.

      This system reflects the Support Circle Positions.

      However, these pathways can be corrupted or distorted from various experiences and this can change a pathway of inner support into a pathway of inner sabotage.

      We will share the 12 Inner Voices now, along with how they tend to show in Positive and Negative ways.

      LOVE: +Enthusiasm -Desperation

      KNOWLEDGE: +Curiosity -Anxiety

      COMPASSION: +Empathy -Paralysis

      MENTOR: +Receptive -Denial

      BEAUTY: +Awe -Escape

      CHILD: +Risk -Reckless

      HUMOR: +Lighthearted -Dismissive

      DISCIPLINE: +Considerate -Cruel

      ANCHOR: +Wisdom -Trapped

      HEALER: +Responsible -Interfering

      ENLIGHTENMENT: +Breakthrough -Breakdown

      MUSE: +Aspirational -Exhausted (or Numb)

      And finally, the CORE VOICE that manages and navigates all other voices when the True Personality and Essence are aligned - POWER: +Choice -Reaction

      This system filters all voices of input to your life, both internally and externally.

      You will seamlessly funnel the voices to be those that, for example, support LOVE or corrupt LOVE, or support HUMOR or distort HUMOR, etc.

      For most fragments, 3 of these Voices tend to be brought to the surface for priority consideration, depending on life goals, circumstances, events, context, relationships, etc.

      For example, if someone is interested in a life of Healing, then the Voice of Healing will tend to be a priority. This means that the healer will tune into all input that supports this path of healing, which means that the voices will be prompting a sense of Responsibility for all that one can be and a capacity to respond appropriately, which is how one heals and invites healing. However, this may be corrupted by voices that tell you that the only way to heal yourself or another person is to Interfere, which translates into someone else doing the work for you, or you doing the work for someone else.

      This person would know that her inner Voices are healthy if they are prompting a sense of Responsibility for differentiating between what she can and cannot heal on her own or for another person, as well as reconsider all of the voices that tell her that she needs to be rescued or that she must save everyone from themselves.

      For most fragments, the daily life tends to be navigated by the Love, Knowledge, and Compassion Voices, showing up as Enthusiasm, Curiosity, and Empathy, or as Desperation, Anxiety, and Paralysis. For those who paying attention to people, to the world and world events, Mentor, Beauty, and/or Child tend to be incorporated in some way with Voices supporting Receptivity, Awe, and Risk, or distorting one's participation in the world through Voices of Denial, Escape, and Recklessness.

      For those who work on long-term goals and collaborations or who are generally social and accessible by choice or by circumstance, the Inner Voices of Humor, Discipline, and/or Anchor tend to come into focus bringing Lightheartedness, Consideration, and Wisdom, or they corrupt and distort this by being Dismissive, Cruel, and/or Trapped.

      For those who tend to be in positions of service, teaching, healing, counseling, etc. the Voices of the Healer, Enlightenment, and/or Muse come into focus with support for Responsibility, Breakthroughs, and Aspirations, or they are distorted and corrupted Voices that emphasize Interference, Breakdowns, and/or Exhaustion.

      The one who gives final voice to all of these voices is the Core Voice, or the Voice of POWER, who will support and encourage CHOICE, or push one into REACTION.

      WORKSHOP: Though you may have questions for clarification, as you have read through these descriptions, which do you feel are your Voices of Priority, or the ones that seem to be most familiar to you? How would you describe the ratio for each in terms of Supportive/Distorted, e.g. COMPASSION 75% Empathy, 25% Paralysis (you can shorthand with Compassion 75/25)

      You may respond here as you determine this, or comment that you choose not to do so at the moment.

      Uma:  I think my Voices of Priority are relative to whom I am relating because they all seem familiar, and I also think I am 90/10% Positive if not more in my daily life

      Bobby:  I feel more comfortable of the positions than I do of the percentages but here goes. Compassion: 60/40, Child:70/30, Humor: 75/25

      DianeHB: Knowledge 50/50, Compassion 50/50, Anchor 60/40 -- I feel like it's been more of a struggle to stay in the positive pole in the last couple months, so this is how I've been experiencing them recently.

      MichaelE:  In most of my life to this date I have prioritized Love, Knowledge, and Compassion, but recently I have been moving into using Healer, Enlightenment, Muse. So I will give the percentages for those. Healer 50/50; Enlightenment 75/25; Muse 25/75

      Maureen: It's so hard to choose. I feel like all the positions have been activated over the last few years. Some are more challenging than others. For right now: Compassion (95/5), Healer (90/10), Love (60/40).

      MichaelE: Well, Muse is more like 40/60 these days. I am getting better.

      MEntity: Your assessments are not static or meant to be conclusive, but a starting point in how you determine if you are listening to the voices of support or the voices of distortion.

      It is merely a practice in self-reflection and awareness so that the cacophony of voices are not overlapping, but find some sensible and useable organization.

      CONTINUING:

      Maureen:  Trump and the world chaos is what's put the monkey wrench into Love for me. I lean to Desperation because of world affairs far too often these days.

      MEntity: It is important to note that the Voices of Distortion are not meant to be ignored or avoided. The difference between the Voices of Support and the Voices of Distortion is that those of distortion are not permanent and they are never yours. They are never your own voice. However, they are voices that you considered to be valuable or meaningful at some point, even if they were distorted and corrupted.

      These tend to be voices of fear that were either told to you from others with corrupted inner voices, or told to you as a distorted means of protecting you, or misheard voices that were never questioned.

      Most of your distorted inner voices are likely only seeking to protect you. With that in mind, as you explore this system for understanding your inner voices, it can be helpful to first ask which of the 12 paths a voice is either trying to support or trying to protect.

      If you find that the voice is seeking to protect you, you are automatically returning your Core Voice to Power through Choice, rather than through Reaction. From that state of Power, you can then choose to give more weight to the truth of the supportive voice, and give comfort to the voice of protection.

      Comfort is almost always received fairly well by a negative voice when the Core Voice comes from a place of Power/Choice. It may need to be repeated several times across time, but if in every instance you are choosing and not reacting, the voice of protection will begin to see that you are safe, and begin to quiet.

      Uma: Michael, can you define Psyche as used in the beginning of this session?

      MEntity:  WORKSHOP: Of all of the voices, which do you feel rises in distortion the highest and/or the most often as a means of protecting you?

      (we will respond to questions after this)

      And which do you feel is your most supportive and consistent voice of support?

      DianeHB:  Definitely Knowledge/Anxiety for protection and maybe Mentor/Receptive for support.

      Bobby: Compassion (-) Paralysis as a means of protecting and Humor (+) Lighthearted for support

      Uma:  Anxiety, Paralysis and Escape are the most frequent hecklers, while Empathy, Considerate and Responsible are consistent cheerleaders

      Maureen: Love is the most protective or distorted... showing up (these days) as my love for "the world". Compassion is my most consistent voice of support.

      MichaelE:  Knowledge/Anxiety; Healer/Responsible

      MEntity:  As you look at your array of inner voices through this system, do you feel you have more of a say, so to speak, in how these can be utilized, welcomed, understood, calmed, etc?

      Maureen: Yes

      Uma: Yes

      DianeHB: Yes

      MichaelE: Yes

      Bobby: Well... Paralysis seems like a biggie for me and was suprised to see it associated with Compassion but I'll take all of this and maybe work on it from a different angle now.

      MEntity:  There is no need for our assessment of each of you because part of the work of listening to or calming your inner and outer voices is your own self-assessment. This same form of assessment can be used for your outer voices, as well. Is your friend speaking in terms of support or distortion? Is your family contributing input that is supportive or distorted? Listening to the world through this system of understanding can help you to raise the voices of support and calm the voices of fear.

      ****QUEUE IS OPEN FOR QUESTIONS****

      Uma: Actually, Michael I would like your assessment of my self-assessment: that gives me the most understanding of where my blindspots are.

      Uma: as well as your definition of Psyche

      MEntity: We will not weigh in on your assessment as that would defeat the point of what we seek to convey as part of this workshop. However corrupted one's inner voices may be, this method of self-assessment is immune to the effects of that corruption because all voices of corruption are only seeking to protect you. When you take a moment to reflect and gain understanding and lend value to these inner voices, even the most distorted voices see this as an act of self-care that is immediately approved.

      Our only feedback would be that you are correct, because you cannot not be.

      As for the term "psyche," we use this term interchangeably with MIND, or even "spirit" as this is the meeting place of Emotion and Intellect. In other words, it is a term to describe the combined functions of the Intellect and Emotion.

      Uma:  Does Ego correlate with the POWER position, sorting experiences/perceptions from those voices?

      MEntity: As for blindspots in your self-assessment, none of you will have these when it comes to assessing inner voices because inner voices are not linked to perceptions, but to receptions. One's perception of the self and the world can have blind spots, but one is never deaf to inner voices. You will hear all of them. However, you will tend to give greater meaning and value to some voices over others for various reasons, and this is where this self-assessment helps you to see how you do this, and how to change this if necessary.

      Yes, Bobby.

      Bobby: Since you're using Paralysis as the distorted voice of Compassion, I'm not entirely clear I suppose on how/why this is someone else's voice.

      MEntity:  We choose the term Paralysis because this is the voice that tells you that you cannot make a difference.

      Every fragment inherently knows that one can make a difference, even if incrementally or slowly or later in time, but the soul never assumes it is helpless or does not matter. If you are paralyzed by sensitivity, caring, wishing to help or make a difference and feel you can do nothing or not enough, it is not your voice. It is a voice that comes from those who have convinced you that it is someone else's problem, or that it is better to do nothing than to fail at trying, etc.

      It can also be the voice that weighs the difference between convenience and compassion and chooses the comfort of convenience.

      It is often a distorted form of self-care (or compassion) that is wrapped in unnecessary self-preservation.

      MEntity:  Does this make sense?

      Bobby: That definitely rung a bell

      MichaelE: Yes

      MEntity:  Uma, yes, the Ego correlates to the Voice of Power. We have never disparaged the existence of the Ego. It is necessary and should never be rejected or suppressed, but understood and integrated as a more responsible and conscious driver seat of the personality.

      Uma:  trying and failing to make a difference and recognizing that one cannot build a bridge (as you told me regarding my sister) are different things

      MEntity: Ego can come from a place of Power through Choice, or through Reaction. The Ego that most wish to suppress is that of Reaction.

      Uma: yes, I understand what you are saying about Ego and that clarifies it for me

      MEntity: Teachings that focus on the diminishing of Ego rise from Young Soul paradigm where the Ego is almost entirely driven by Reaction. 

      Uma: bingo!

      Uma: most of my previous teachings were from the Young Soul paradigm

      MEntity:  And yes, there is a difference between Surrender to forces greater than you vs determining one cannot make a difference. Embracing Surrender when forces are greater than you actually helps one to make more of a difference because she can focus on where she can make a difference rather than determine she cannot make any difference at all.

      One is a self-assessment that refines how and where one can make a difference and one is giving up altogether.

      Uma:  I see that and totally agree that that is the only way forward.

      MEntity: This speaks to the parable about the man who walked along the beach tossing stranded starfish back into the ocean and being asked why he would do such a thing since there were thousands stranded and his actions ultimately did not matter. His response is that "it matters to this one." This is how Essence functions. To ignore taking any action because one can only make a little difference is a corrupted voice.

      Yes, Diane

      DianeHB: Similar to Bobby's question, can you explain how Anxiety is the distorted voice of Knowledge?

      MEntity:  We chose the term Anxiety because it is a tornado mix of knowing too little and feeling too much about it. This voice arises from those who taught you that your feelings (or theirs) matter more than the truth. It is the voice that taught you that worry is a benefit and a sign that you are participating. It was taught to you as a solution for not being certain or feeling safe.

      It is a way of doing something without knowing what to do.

      Does this make sense?

      DianeHB:  Yes, thank you

      MEntity: Final question - Michael

      MichaelE: If someone is struggling with moving out of a distorted voice, is there a way that someone else can assist them? Such as responding in an external supportive version of that voice?

      MEntity:  Yes, if you are the one with the knowledge of this system, you can more carefully bring a voice of support to another, and also more carefully listen to those voices of support around you. One does not need this system as a means for determining what is supportive or what is distorted, however. Supportive voices are always invitations (even if they are strong invitations), whereas voices of distortion are always imposing and  forceful. Supportive voices have listened, and distorted voices never listen. 
       
      As long as your assistance is invitational, it is supportive. This may or may not be successful to your standards or expectations when helping another, but it is always worth offering. 
       
      We will conclude here for today. Your inner and outer world are in a constant state of teaching. It is up to you what you choose to listen to and learn. 
       
      Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now. 
       
    • DanielaS
      By DanielaS
      Michael Speaks Live
      The 12 Agreements
      March 28, 2015
      Channel: Troy Tolley
       
      MEntity:
      Today we are asked to speak on the subject of Agreements. This is a subject that has been shared by us from very early on in our communication with students, and though the variations on Agreements broadened in understanding and terminology, presumptions have left the subject locked in some amount of staticity.
       
      Before we launch into a "streamlining" of the subject, we will, first, comment on a few misunderstandings and presumptions that have helped to keep the concept of Agreements static.
       
      By "misunderstandings" here, we mean that the concept was infused with personal agenda, rather than used as it was offered. We tend not to assign "misunderstanding" to any use of our teaching, because you will use it however you see fit, or not use it, regardless of our clarity of intent. However, sometimes when the infusion of personal agenda is high, all but the actual term is lost.
       
      Many of you will find the first of our statements to be review, but we encourage you to look closely at what we offer here because even if the terminology and our statements are familiar, you may consider that you are prone to the use of "Agreements" for an agenda over information.
       
      ONE: AGREEMENTS ARE NON-BINDING. They are called "Agreements" for a reason. They are agreements. They can be changed, cancelled, or rejected.
       
      TWO: AGREEMENTS ARE NOT PREDICTIONS. We offer windows of time to speak to the potential for Agreements, but this is no different from looking at your own calendar of plans. Those plans can change.
       
      THREE: AGREEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEES. When we speak to you of Agreements and their basic context, such as "matedness," it is no guarantee of your being mated. The context of the Agreement may be the lead-in, but what is done after that point is up to the Personalities involved. Many Agreements are set with one context, and change into completely different states.
       
      FOUR: THERE ARE ONLY 12 AGREEMENTS. No matter how many nuances or variations of description for Agreements, there are only ever 12. And this is what we will discuss in detail today.
       
      In the same way that there are "only 7 Roles," the number is moot. The vast range of variation, choice, additional factors, polarities, etc., generate nearly unlimited versions of an Agreement, or a Role, for example.
       
      The 12 Agreements correspond to the 12 Support Positions of LOVE, KNOWLEDGE, COMPASSION, MENTOR, BEAUTY, CHILD, HUMOR, DISCIPLINE, ANCHOR, HEALER, ENLIGHTENMENT, MUSE.
       
      No matter what we have called your Agreements, they are one of these.
       
      The reason we choose different, more varied terms, is because if you are told you have a Mate Agreement, it can be a variation of any one of these 12.
       
      Your Mate Agreement might be a HEALER Agreement, or a HUMOR Agreement, or a combination of COMPASSION and BEAUTY.
       
      Your Traveling Agreements might be the setting for ENLIGHTENMENT, or DISCIPLINE, or BEAUTY, for example.
       
      No matter what the Agreement, one or more of these 12 Agreements is being served.
       
      This is why a Mate Agreement is not always about "love."
       
      You may have had a Child Agreement, but it serves MUSE Agreements or LOVE Agreements.
       
      It is helpful to be as specific as "child" Agreement, but it is never just about having a child.
       
      It is helpful to be as specific as a "mate" Agreement, but it is never just about having landed a mate.
       
      One of the reasons we have shared the concept of Agreements from the more specific terms is because these are a bit more immediately recognizable. They can be a bit easier for the Personality to grasp. But as your position as a student evolves, you begin to notice that these specific terms are not enough, or not the whole picture.
       
      So we can tell you that we see a Mate Agreement, but then this Mate Agreement does not show up, or does show up and is different from what you expected. This is, in some great part, due to the greater context of Agreements at work here.
       
      For example, you may have a Mate Agreement window, and this Mate Agreement is serving the BEAUTY Agreement, not the Love Agreement. The Mate Agreement is the gateway into the deeper explorations of your concepts of Beauty, both in yourself and in others, or life.
       
      As the Agreement window nears, if you are rejecting of exploring Beauty, or rigid in your perceptions of Beauty, you may miss the Agreement altogether, evade it, or abdicate the Mate Agreement.
       
      You may feel ugly, so you keep the Mate away or do not notice when someone would otherwise have caught your eye.
       
      Or you stay home when you would need to be out and about to meet.
       
      This is why Agreements are so very difficult to predict.
       
      ESSENCE makes many of these Agreements, but Personality must carry them out.
       
      And if Personality is not on board, no matter how much he or she feels open, Agreements will be evaded or rejected or missed.
       
      Think of the 12 Agreements as CORE AGREEMENTS, and the unlimited variations on more specific terms as INVITATIONS.
       
      For every CORE, there are three ways that this core can be served.
       
      PUBLIC, PRIVATE, and PIVOTAL.
       
      In other words, no matter what the "invitation" or specific term, and no matter which core is being served, Agreements can be public, private, and/or pivotal.
       
      PUBLIC Agreements are those that tend to be a part of any social dynamic.
       
      These Agreements are mostly negotiated by Personality.
       
      However, it does not matter how brief or lacking in depth, these are still Agreements and still serve one of the 12 Core Agreements.
       
      Helping the elderly lady at the check out lane as she struggles with groceries is an Agreement. Being courteous of others in a theater while sharing in the experience of watching a film is an Agreement.
       
      These are PUBLIC Agreements, and they matter as much as any other Agreements.
       
      These are sometimes based in Agreements negotiated by Essence, but mostly by Personality as it navigates the day.
       
      That smile you offered someone could be fulfilling a Healing Agreement, or a Beauty Agreement.
       
      And as you may have guessed, this helps to fill a Support Position for someone, even if only for a moment.
       
      For PUBLIC Agreements, you often never know who the person is/was.
       
      PRIVATE Agreements, however, are those Agreements that are more intimate. These could also be called PERSONAL Agreements.
       
      You do tend to know, or get to know, the individuals involved in any Private Agreements. Most Agreements we address with students are Private.
       
      Private Agreements are equally negotiated by Essences and Personalities.
       
      While your Essence is negotiating a Mate Agreement with another Essence, "you" may be negotiating a Mate Agreement with the hot guy or gal you just met tonight.
       
      As in all matters while extant, Personality will always overrule Essence, so any Agreements Essence may have been negotiating will be on hold until you are done exploring what you set up with the "random hottie."
       
      Private Agreements tend to be more of an investment and effort, and require more openness than Public Agreements.
       
      PIVOTAL Agreements tend to be wholly orchestrated by Essence, and tend to be life-changing in some way on some level.
       
      PIVOTAL Agreements tend to have been set up before birth, but sometimes these are set up during the life.
       
      ALL Agreements, whether Public or Private can be turned into Pivotal, however.
       
      That random smile can turn into a relationship can turn into a pivotal experience.
       
      However, NO Agreement can be Pivotal without Essence involved.
       
      In other words, in order for an Agreement to be life-changing, some amount of Essence, consciousness, awakeness, awareness, must be involved.
       
      The more one is manifesting Essence, the more Pivotal one's Agreements tend to be.
       
      The irony here is that the more Pivotal one's Agreements, the fewer and less-often they show up as Pivotal.
       
      One cannot sustain Pivotal Agreements over and over or you would be spinning in circles.
       
      So you may have 12 Mate Agreements, but only one of these turns out to have been Pivotal.
       
      Our sharing that there are Public, Private/Personal, and Pivotal Agreements that can be in any form of invitation for serving one or more Core Agreements is to help you to see that you are negotiating Agreements on many levels at nearly every turn and layer of your existence.
       
      When you ask us if you have any Agreements, know that the answer is already YES.
       
      Know that if you know someone in your life in any way that is more than passing, you likely share Agreements.
       
      And that brings us to the final note:
       
      YES, YOU HAVE AGREEMENTS WITH HIM/HER/THEM.
       
      If you are asking, you probably have Agreements.
       
      Or, at least, are negotiating on some level.
       
      As with all of our teaching, we encourage every student to eventually lose dependency on asking us for information that you can intuit or even guess with fair accuracy on your own.
       
      If you have a relationship, you can look to the Core Agreements to see what is standing out the most at any given time.
       
      Reading up on the 12 Support Positions can help shed light on these Core Agreements.
       
      We will now open the floor to questions. ***QUEUE IS NOW OPEN***
       
      ViP: How do Public, Private and Pivotal Agreements relate (if at all) to Agreements of Necessity, Personality, and Essence, that you described previously? (This was in a session on Honoring Agreements, also channelled via Troy.)
       
      ViP: Is it "Public"="Necessity", "Private"="Personality" and "Pivotal"="Essence"? (But then, if our student agreements with you are Private, can they still be agreements of Personality?)
       
      MEntity:
      What we shared today could be said to be a broader context on the whole of Agreements. It is a way to understand better how to ask about and understand the entire concept. What we shared in the exchange you reference is a bit more detailed and speaks more to the nuances, but is basically just a different angle that can be correlated. A student can be described as making Private Agreements with us that then become Pivotal, and a student can be described as having made a Private/Personal Agreement with us that turns into an Essence Agreement with us.
       
      The three terms we describe are similar enough to correlate.
       
      But nuanced enough to make a difference in terms of how one understands the concept of agreements versus honoring agreements.
       
      caricai: Hi Michael, does your definition of "mate agreement" include all types of sexual arrangements? For example, would a one night stand, long term relationship, friends with benefits, or a prostitute who has a regular client all count as mate agreements? I guess I'm asking for both your exact definition of mate and how sex fits into this definition, as well as friendship.
       
      MEntity: When we speak of a "mate" Agreement, we speak to the potential for intimacy, however that may end up showing up or however that may be invited. All of your examples can have been Mate Agreements because they are potential avenues for intimacy in some way.
       
      ckaricai: I think I get it.
       
      MEntity: This is not to say that when we mention that you may have a Mate Agreement that you must now worry about whether to hire a prostitute or make a dating profile. We simply mean that all of those scenarios COULD have been the result of a Mate Agreement.
       
      ckaricai: You're saying that any relationship that has the potential for long term intimacy development could be a mate agreement?
       
      MEntity:
      The most common forms that Mate Agreements take are in the obvious experimentation for an intimate relationship or explorations of potential friendship.
       
      That is correct, Caricai.
       
      ckaricai: I understand. Thanks.
       
      Janet: If you have a relationship with someone who is known to be in your support circle -- or you are in their support circle -- is it likely that the support circle position is the primary agreement type with that person?
       
      MEntity:
      Janet, it would mean that most agreements, whatever the form, likely serve that Core Agreement that is at the heart of that Position.
       
      If you know someone is in a Love Position, then all Agreements, no matter the form, are likely serving the Core Agreement to love and be loved.
       
      If your mate is in a Beauty Position, it is likely that, regardless of the mate agreement, it is serving the Core Agreement for exploring Beauty.
       
      Janet: So if you were inquiring about the type of agreement a Mate Agreement serves, it might be useful to know if that person is associated with your (or his) support circle as well.
       
      MEntity:
      This can be an important concept to understand because as the soul grows older, the Core Agreements of matedness change. The Old Soul will often tend toward Compassion as a Core Agreement over Love. This is not to say that Love is not involved, of course, but that the Agreement is rooted in Compassion.
       
      Janet, that can be helpful to know, but even if one is not in your Circle, one might still play a Position. We limit the "circle" to the approximately 144 fragments who fill the Support Circle (12 fragments for each Position). Often, a mate is not a part of that Circle, but can still play a Position. This is because Positions are always open to anyone, even as you accumulate more permanent fragments in your Circle.
       
      Janet: Thank you. I just thought it might be useful as a learning tool to know the connections.
       
      MEntity: You would be correct.
       
      BrianW: Could you speak on how agreements can be sustained and what factors go into altering or abrogating them once they are firmly established and active in one's life?
       
      MEntity: CHOICE
       
      BrianW: Somehow I knew that was going to be the reply
       
      MEntity:
      This factor is the underpinning of any Agreement that is sustained. We may add that it must be MUTUAL CHOICE.
       
      You cannot "choose" to be mated to someone who does not choose this in return.
       
      Beyond choice, 4 dimensions must be kept alive for an Agreement to be sustained, and these correlate to the Axes. It could be said that you must maintain COMMUNICATION (expression/intellect), MUTUALITY (inspiration/emotion), EFFORT (action/moving), and COMPREHENSION (neutral/assimilation).
       
      If any one of these begins to fail or be neglected, the Agreement begins to diminish.
       
      AnnH: Do these happen in any particular order?
       
      MEntity:
      NOTE: comprehension refers to your understanding the point of your Agreement.
       
      No, Ann.
       
      AnnH: Examining the concept of support circles and pivotal agreements: would it be helpful for us (as in me) to list those people who have been pivotal to become more conscious of the agreement and support circle position? How does one go about validating and exploring these relationships in a thoughtful way?
       
      AnnH: I would amend that to "begin to go about validating..."
       
      MEntity: Your suggestion is relevant. Think of anyone who has been pivotal to your life, and you will find some correlation with a Core Agreement/Support Position. Understanding that Core Agreement/Position can then help you to see even more of what may have been missed in the pivoting. Often it is the case that one knows one has changed on the other side of a Pivotal Agreement, and Essence gains from this, but Personality may be too busy with details to grasp the point. Retrospective can greatly help in that Review so that it is not necessary to save for after the life.
       
      AnnH: Can you expand on "missed in the pivoting?"
       
      MEntity:
      For example, you have a relationship that "changes your life" and this meant a move, meeting new people, and may even include the breakup or separation from that person. Dealing with the move, establishing new friendships, and recovering from a breakup will not diminish the fact that your life has pivoted, (or that you were pivotal in someone else's life), but you may spend so much time focused on those more mundane elements that you miss the greater contexts.
       
      Because Essence is involved, the benefits are usually accessible, even if they are not as delightful for Personality.
       
      For example, you may be bitter about the breakup and move and uprooting of your life, but you LEARNED FROM IT and you have greater capacity for self-confidence now that you have seen that you can do such a thing, but that does not always fly with the Personality who is cursing the "asshole" who changed your life.
       
      In the end, however, you must own that you changed your life. And you can change it again.
       
      AnnH: A follow-up? Brief?
       
      MEntity: Yes, Ann?
       
      AnnH: So if we don't "sort this out" during the lifetime we do it afterwards?
       
      MEntity: Oh yes. However messy.
       
      AnnH: I can see a whole course devoted to this stuff.
       
      ckaricai: "How to survive your shitty breakup." LOL
       
      MEntity:
      It is 5000 years into our teaching, and the course continues.
       
      Good evening to each of you. We will conclude here for today. Goodbye, for now.
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