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    In the same way the "spark" takes on an Essence Role for its cycle of lives while adventuring from the Tao, the Essence takes on a PERSONALITY each lifetime when it incarnates! This helps create even more diversity and flexibility for the soul.

     

    The PERSONALITY is the vehicle for the Essence to experience life, like a space suit. It is the extension of the Essence, allowing the soul to experience the Physical Plane and all of its emotions, sensations, thrills and chills. There a number of ways to set up your "space suit" and as the Essence experiences more and more lives, it gets better and better at creating its life and Personality.

     

    The different factors used in designing a Personality are referred to as OVERLEAVES.

     

    The Overleaves used in creating a Personality are:

     

    GOAL: The primary motivator within the lifetime
    MODE: The primary way of approaching the Goal
    ATTITUDE: The primary way of viewing the life
    BODY TYPE: The basic genetic and planetary influences that make up your actual body

     

    These Overleaves listed above are chosen before birth by the Essence.

     

    AFTER being born, by the age of three, another Overleaf is settled on called CENTERING: your habitual way of taking in and reacting to the world and experiences.

     

    In your adolescence within the lifetime you then add one more element that makes life all the more interesting and challenging; your basic fear, called the CHIEF NEGATIVE FEATURE. It is your stumbling block and primary challenge to all things within the life.

     

    Note: Chief Negative Features are commonly referred to as "Chief Features."

     

    Those are the basic Personality traits with which to be concerned for now.

     

    As with the Essence Roles, there are 7 Goals, Modes, Attitudes, etc., to choose from and combine for the lifetime. Again, as with the Roles, do not get too caught up being literal. Michael chooses the terms carefully. In studying the Michael Teachings, you will begin learning that we have tended to put negative connotations to perfectly neutral words. You will see that some words you used to think were "bad" now become empowering and make perfect sense.

     

    The 7 Goals are:

     

    • Re-evaluation: the lifetime revolves around slowing down experience as much as possible, so as to assimilate past life influences.
    • Growth: the lifetime revolves around gaining as much experience as possible, so as to use in future lives.

     

    • Discrimination: the lifetime revolves around learning how to make better choices and decisions for yourself.
    • Acceptance: the lifetime revolves around learning how to accept all choices and decisions, even the choices of others.

     

    • Submission: the lifetime revolves around learning where and how you are most needed and effective.
    • Dominance: the lifetime revolves around learning how direct and lead those who are most needed and effective.

     

    • Flow: the lifetime is learning how to relax, enjoy life, and let it unfold, trusting in Essence.

     

    The 7 Modes are:

     

    • Reserve: reaching your Goal by refining your emotions
    • Passion: reaching your Goal by freeing your emotions

     

    • Caution: reaching your Goal by refining your thoughts
    • Power: reaching your Goal by freeing your thoughts

     

    • Perseverance: reaching your Goal by refining your actions
    • Aggression: reaching your Goal by freeing your actions

     

    • Observation: reaching your Goal by observing and using the Mode most appropriate for the occasion.

     

    The 7 Attitudes are:

     

    • Stoic: sees life as if they have seen it all before
    • Spiritualist: sees life as if they have never seen it before

     

    • Skeptic: sees life like it can always be disproved
    • Idealist: sees life like it can always be improved

     

    • Cynic: sees life as opposite to what appears to be
    • Realist: sees life as it appears

     

    • Pragmatist: sees life practically and through the Attitude most appropriate for the occasion.

     

    The 7 Body Types are:

     

    • Lunar: rounded, pale, emotional; good for lifetimes dealing with one on one Inspirational contact (relates to Server)
    • Saturnian: tall, durable, lean; good for lifetimes dealing with Inspirational issues for groups (relates to Priest)

     

    • Mercurial: witty, quick, wiry; good for lifetimes dealing with expression one on one (relates to Artisan)
    • Jovial: round, fleshy, large; good for lifetimes dealing with being in a central position of expression for others (relates to Sage)

     

    • Martial: fiery, reactive, high-energy; good for lifetimes dealing with actions affecting people one on one (relates to Warrior)
    • Venusian: soft, sensual, warm, charismatic; good for lifetimes dealing with being open, approachable, and accessible to larger groups (relates to King)

     

    • Solar: bright, spirited, small and frail; good for lifetimes needing to be in the center of everything (relates to Scholar)

     

    *A note on Body Types: There are no "pure" Body Types. There is usually a combination of two to three influences. In addition there are three "eccentric" Body Types that a person can have for some of their more extraordinary lives. They are Plutonian, Neptunian, and Uranian. They are rare and specific so we won't go into those here.

     

    There are 7 Centers and you may recognize them as relative to the Chakras if you are familiar with Chakras. As you study the Michael Teachings, you will find that while there are similarities, there are also very different ways in which "Center" is used as opposed to "chakra".

     

    Though there are 7 Centers, a human body usually only uses one Center habitually.

     

    There are "higher" and "lower" Centers but they are not better or worse; the "higher" and "lower" only refer to the level they are sourced from and affect. The "lower" Centers are more of the Physical Plane and affect the body, while the "higher" Centers are more spiritual and affect our connections beyond the Physical. Since so much energy is involved in the sustaining of experience in the "higher" Centers, it is extremely rare to be Centered in a "higher" Center, but instead they are Centers accessed for specific purposes. The "higher" Centers are accessed through either practice, meditation, randomly, or through intense trauma.

     

    The 7 Centers are:

     

    • Instinctive: this center travels with you from life to life like a floppy disc. It stores all of your experiences ever gathered and all of your areas of growth still needed and all the areas you have come to peace with. It isn't very intelligent, but is more a storehouse and protective device. It is where all of your past lives are remembered and even this lifetime's history. It is very automatic.
    • Higher Moving Center: this is the Center relating to a pure connection and recognition of ENERGY. It is pure creativity and recognition of beauty as it is. It is experienced when you feel awe in seeing a landscape or piece of art, for example, or when you feel completely connected to everything around you, seeing its perfection as it is. This is the most accessed of the "higher" Centers and sex can sometimes trigger it.
    • Moving Center: this is the Center that governs our body movements and actions. Those who are Moving Centered are action-oriented and take in life through their bodies.
    • Emotional Center: this is the Center that governs our sense of connection to others emotionally and within ourselves. Those who are Emotionally Centered take in life through their feelings.
    • Intellectual Center: this Center governs our beliefs and thoughts and communication. Those Intellectually Centered take in life through analysis and reasoning.
    • Higher Emotional Center: this Center is your pure sense of LOVE, total, complete unconditional Love, or as Michael calls it, "agape" (pronounced a-GOP-ee). It is felt when you completely allow yourself or another to behave, think, be, in any way that comes but without fear or judgment.
    • Higher Intellectual Center: this is the Center where absolute TRUTH is experienced, where whole complete insights and "knowing" reside.

     

    Although these descriptions are far from complete, they are good starting points and you will be most concerned with only the Moving, Emotional, and Intellectual Centers at first.

     

    PARTS & TRAPS:

     

    Knowing yours or someone else's Centering is truly helpful in understanding how a person takes in life, but there's more: the PART of the Center.

     

    Within each Center resides actually ALL other Centers, kind of like a pie. So the Intellectual Center, for instance, will have an Emotional Part, an Instinctive Part, a Higher Emotional Part, etc., even an Intellectual Part (pure Intellect then).

     

    These PARTS are how the person puts their experience back out into the world after taking it in!

     

    They are also called TRAPS because a person can get so caught up in using only that PART that they forget to balance themselves with other parts. For instance, a person might be Intellectually Centered/Emotional Part. This means they take in life through what makes sense to them: observation and analysis; but then bring it back out into the world through Emotions, meaning they might get very emotional over their thoughts, but have no way of getting it out. The Emotional Center has no "voice", so the Intellectual Center can get caught in a Trap, thinking, analyzing and reasoning, leading them back to emotions that then go back through reasoning, giving rise to more emotions, etc. Eventually something has to give. What will then happen is that person might act out with their Moving Center. They might get angry and lash out, or they might actually cry, taking an action that helps get them out of the Emotional Trap.

     

    Most people have their Centering and Parts in the "lower" Centers, such as Emotional Center/Moving Part.

     

    Remember that many solutions are found in bringing in the neglected Center of the main three (Moving, Intellectual, Emotional). If you are Emotionally Centered, Moving Part, you will have to bring in the Intellect in order to balance yourself. This means that you need to add THOUGHTS and COMMUNICATION to your ACTIONS as you react to FEELINGS.

     

    To help you understand each PART/Trap, I will share the ways I understand them:

     

    INTELLECTUAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and express that back out into the world appropriately. They may be excellent at communicating, but they will still have a spectrum of lessons and challenges in this area.

     

    EMOTIONAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and how to process the feelings that arise from it. They may have deep emotions, but have little way of actually showing it. This is their challenge then in many cases.

     

    MOVING PART: This person will have lessons around how to take input from their basic Centering and how to actually behave as a reaction. They have a lot of energy, but they are learning how to direct that appropriately back out of their bodies.

     

    There are 7 Chief Negative Features (or fears) that you choose from in your teens. You usually choose two. One is your PRIMARY CHIEF FEATURE and the other is your Secondary. The Primary affects and challenges your attaining your GOAL, therefore affecting more of your personal experiences, and the Secondary affects and challenges your MODE, therefore affecting more of your relationships and intimacy issues.

     

    The 7 Chief Features are:

     

    • Self-Deprecation: fear of Inadequacy; your not being able to live up to yours or someone else's standards, leaving you weak, insecure, and incompetent. Fear of NOT BEING ENOUGH.
    • Arrogance: fear of Vulnerability; wanting others to live up to your standards, or fearing your standards not counting, leaving you vulnerable, judgmental, isolated, and alone as you are seen as not needing others. Fear of BEING TOO MUCH.

     

    • Self-Destruction: fear of Worthlessness; feeling that you have no worth or value unless dead or dying for someone/something else, leaving you with ongoing sacrifices for others with no gain for anyone, even extending into getting a terminal disease. Fear of GETTING TOO MUCH.
    • Greed: fear of Scarcity; feeling that you won't get all that is out there of worth to you personally; leaving you fixated on one or two things that you cannot satisfy as a way to maintain your sense of self. This can be food, affection, sex, money, even vague things like not enough "love". Fear of NOT GETTING ENOUGH.

     

    • Martyrdom: fear of Losing Control; a strong need for being in control of everything in your space even though that is impossible. This leaves you feeling victimized, burdened, and complaining. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF SPACE.
    • Impatience: fear of Missing Out; you are always fighting the clock, trying to control before being controlled, leaving you intolerant and agitated. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF TIME.

     

    • Stubbornness: fear of Change; you cannot and will not deal with anything new and against your already-set opinions, ideas, and environment. Some people who have Stubbornness actually can appear like they are adventurous and changeable, but look closely to see if they are actually creating "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Constant change can just be a way of avoiding dealing with actual changes. Fear of ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

     

    If you have read through the entire Introduction, you have just touched on all the very basics of the Teachings! This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gets more and more familiar as you start to apply it.


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      [MEntity] Geraldine, that is fair, but the "should" or "ought to" would not be the distraction; it would be what the distraction tried to avoid or ignore.
       
      [AnnH] Ah!

      [GeraldineB] which is . . .I don't want to do this and will PROCRASTINATE to NOT do it

      [AnnH] I often feel a lot of "I don't want to."

      [AnnH] Heh, psych
       
      [MEntity] There are plenty of "shoulds" and "ought to's" that are important and valid responsibilities, but distractions can make them difficult to fulfill.
       
      [Janet] I think of my life in terms of whether I'm bored or not bored. I see correlation to distracted or enthusiastic.
       
      [MEntity]
      That would be fair, Janet, as boredom is a lack of presence and connection to Essence. If Essence is put at a distance, boredom tends to be a result. Often, when one is not enthusiastic, one shuts down the resonance to Essence.
       
      We think that each of you see this clearly enough to benefit from the use of it in your choices and contexts, if you choose to apply this insight.
       
      We will add here that if one is looking at the Meditative Circuit, it is beneficial to understand that this is the first of the Overleaves to be activated and sustained, even if it is changeable and habitual. Centering will always go back to a more precognitive state of being, and therefore, is a context of innocence.
       
      In other words, when one seeks to find his "centering," or to meditate on his life, it is a return to innocence.
       
      Techniques and methods are helpful for the meditative state and circuitry, but this circuit is the context in every instance when you are alone.
       
      This is why aloneness is vital for the health of any Essence or Personality.
       
      Though aloneness is given a bad name in modern, highly-populated and dense societies, it is vital.
       
      Every time you are alone, you are leading with Centering, and that is supported or undermined by your distractions or enthusiasms.
       
      [AnnH] I am sorry to make this all about me, but I find that emotional centering makes it difficult to get things done when I don't "feel" like it.
       
      [MariLynn] I agree Ann
       
      [Diane_HB] I'm intellectually centered and I still can't get things done when I don't feel like it
       
      [MEntity]
      So to help heal or strengthen the circuitry of your Meditative context, your return to innocence, it can be as simple as fostering enthusiasm as the secondary circuit.
       
      This is a simple circuitry to address:
       
      For those who are Emotionally-Centered, there tends to be a necessity to foster or allow enthusiasm for Relationships, or The Mode, as the secondary circuit. For those who are Intellectually-Centered, there tends to be a necessity to foster or allow for Social and philosophical interactions, or the Attitude. For those who are Moving-Centered, there would tend to be a necessity for fostering enthusiasm, or allowing, for Projects to be fulfilled.
       
      In other words, the Emotionally-Centered can look at her Mode for how to relate to the self when alone. The Emotionally-Centered must be able to relate to herself as a means to be centered.
       
      [Maureen] What do you mean by: ``The Emotionally-Centered must be able to relate to herself as a means to be centered.`
       
      [MEntity] The Intellectually-Centered can look to her Attitude for how to interpret her life, how to interpret her place in society, as a means to return to her innocence and centered state.
       
      [Maureen] in general or something specific?
       
      [MEntity] Maureen, those who are emotionally-centered, when the Meditative circuit is weakened, can tend to wait or want for external inspiration to bring them back into a strengthened circuit of meditation and centeredness.
       
      [Maureen] I see
       
      [MEntity]
      They must find themselves to be inspiring again, to relate to themselves again.
       
      That is all that "relating" means: being inspired.
       
      [Maureen] ..and can look for distractions through other people?
       
      [MEntity]
      Maureen, yes, the Emotionally-Centered can often think that if the right relationship would come along, all would be well with the self. They are most prone to co-dependence.
       
      They can be distracted with relationships, which take them away from themselves, their centeredness, their innocence.
       
      When the Meditative circuit is weakened, it can greatly affect how the life is digested, how you see and experience yourself, and how divided or fractured you are within.
       
      Do each of you find resonance with this insight into these circuits, so far?
       
      [Bobby] yes

      [AnnH] Yes, sort of.

      [ClaireC] Very much so.

      [GeraldineB] yes -- it just doesn't "stick" with me -- it makes sense for the moment

      [Diane_HB] yes

      [Maureen] yes

      [AnnH] There's an intellectual resonance, but I can't really get a hold of it.

      [MariLynn] yes
       
      [MEntity]
      To help it "stick" with you, we suggest carrying with you the simple navigation between Distraction and Enthusiasm. The rest can be put into place after that.
       
      We have described contextual circuitry, which changes in any given situation, but there is also a Core Circuitry.

      CORE CIRCUITRY
       
      This is how your Overleaves network when not being led by a context.
       
      Though not an exact accuracy in all cases, it is easiest to assess your Core Overleaf by looking at how your various Essence and Overleaf patterns fall in the system.
       
      Looking at the "map" that Troy has shared with you, note where your known Overleaves fall.
       
      Include your Essence, Casting, Soul Age, and Level in your count.
       
      [MariLynn] do you mean what axis is most dominant?
       
      [MEntity]
      Your final assessment would be the count of how many fall into Inspiration, Expression, Action, or Assimilation.
       
      MariLynn, yes.
       
      [MariLynn] ok. that's what I thought
       
      [MEntity] Through a Sage, we can tend to be "wordier" than necessary, though we try to be succinct.
       
      [Bobby] lol

      [Maureen] LOL

      [Maureen] actually Michael -- that was pretty succinct!
       
      [MEntity]
      Do not include your Chief Negative Features.
       
      And only your Primary Centering.
       
      [GeraldineB] Michael was peeking again

      [Diane_HB] how about body types?
       
      [MEntity] Only the Primary
       
      [MariLynn] I didn't get the map but I have another chart....however what does old soul tend to fall into, ie. what axis?
       
      [MEntity]
      That would be Expression, MariLynn.
       
      Share your dominant Axis when you are ready. If you find that there is a tie among them, we will address that, too.
       
      [Maureen] I am 2-2-2-2- Michael

      [AnnH] Assimilation

      [Janet] Heavy on Expression axis; hardly any in the others (2-6-1-0)

      [Bobby] Action, followed by Inspiration
       
      [MEntity] We are unclear as to the numerical references, so we suggest either clarifying, or simply sharing the dominant, or tied, Axis or Axes.
       
      [Maureen] I am even across the board Michael

      [Diane_HB] I have 3 in Assimilation and 2 in all other axes

      [MariLynn] I am super dominant expression (5) 3 ins., 3 action and NO assimilation....no wonder I'm on disability!!

      [GeraldineB] I have big numbers 5s & 6s
       
      [MEntity] There should be 9 elements considered in your assessment: Role, Casting, Soul Age, Level, Goal, Mode, Attitude, Centering, Body Type.
       
      [Janet] Six of nine on Expression axis for me

      [AnnH] I have only 1 action

      [GeraldineB] I don't see anything for Level

      [MariLynn] with my body types, I am not sure which one is dominant. I feel almost equal in mars/merc.

      [GeraldineB] I have three and when Michael gives BTs, they're never in any particular order (or so I've seen them say)

      [MariLynn] yes
       
      [MEntity] For those with dominant Action, then the Goal is the Core Overleaf, and the Project Circuitry would tend to be fairly comfortable and appealing.
       
      [ClaireC] Can someone enlighten me on how to read this chart?

      [Maureen] OK -- Bingo!! I have a winner! 3 are in Action and 2, each, are in the other axis!

      [GeraldineB] I have three in 5 and three in 6
       
      [MEntity]
      For those with dominant Expression, then the Attitude is the Core Overleaf, and the Social Circuitry tends to be the most comfortable and appealing.
       
      For those with dominant Inspiration, then the Mode is the Core Overleaf, and Intimacy tends to come easily, or is most appealing as a circuitry.
       
      For those with dominant Assimilation, the Core Overleaf is Centering, and the Meditative Circuitry (aloneness) tends to be the most comfortable and appealing.
       
      If your elements are evenly distributed, you may tend to go with the default HUB of the Personality (which is different from the Core), and that is the Attitude.
       
      The HUB of the Personality is similar to the Brain being the hub of the body, but not necessarily the main emphasis of development for an individual.
       
      Understanding your Core Overleaf can help you to understand where most of your emphasis is on development.
       
      It helps you to understand the state of your moods, your health, and your energy levels.
       
      If your Core Overleaf is not fed enough, so to speak, the Personality starves, it begins to deteriorate in circuitry, which reflects in energy levels, health, and mood.
       
      So consider this, in light of your Core: if your core is Social, and your life is mostly aimed at Projects, you may find it impacts you in ways that are challenging. If your core is Intimacy, Relating, and your life is focused on Social or Philosophical circuits, you may find yourself challenged in mood, energy, health. And so on.
       
      [ClaireC] Michael, with 3 Inspiration and 3 Expression, which would be the Dominant Core?

      [GeraldineB] Ditto Claire's question -- I, too, am 3 Expression and 3 Inspiration
       
      [MEntity] Geraldine, we have stated that if your elements are evenly distributed, you may find that you default to the Hub (the Attitude).
       
      [GeraldineB] OK ... I misunderstood
       
      [MEntity]
      That would mean that it is quite important to develop and feed one's philosophies in the life.
       
      From this discussion, each of you can now see your Contextual Circuits, understand which Overleaf leads in those, and understand your secondary circuit as being a realm of distraction or as a fulfillment of enthusiasm. We have also shared your Core Overleaf, based on the distribution of elements that make up your Essence and Overleaves, and how this must be developed and tended to for your healthy mood, body, and energy.
       
      If one's health, mood, and energy levels may seem compromised, take a look at your Core Overleaf, and determine if you are "feeding" it well enough, tending to it, nurturing it, giving it the experiences it may naturally desire, etc.
       
      If one can move the Core Overleaf into some kind of strength of circuitry, it can make a great difference in the body, energy, and mood.
       
      [MariLynn] that's for sure!! I thought I *got* it....and then I think I started overthinking it
       
      [MEntity] We will conclude here for today. This is an introductory consideration for how the Overleaves work in more useful and meaningful ways beyond their basic definitions.
       
      [AnnH] What if we're lacking in one area?

      [Bobby] the final test will be given on the Causal and it will be open book(Akashic) har har har

      [Diane_HB] lol

      [MariLynn] lol Bobby!!
       
      [MEntity]
      Ann, where one tends to be lacking the most, one would tend to attract others who may have that area as dominant.
       
      Or one would tend to generate experiences that keep that circuitry alive in some way.
       
      (Note: In the editing process, I moved some lines around so they'd make better sense; also, there are a few that were duplicated -- again, to give clarity glb)
    • Troy
      By Troy
      PRACTICE PERCEIVING
      After learning the basics of the Teachings provided in the Introduction section, you can immediately begin applying these perspectives. Observe your co-workers, your friends, your family and try to guess their Role, their Soul Ages, their Overleaves. Try to use the information, even if you are not sure if it is accurate at first. Any perception that allows you to see yourself and others with more love and acceptance and understanding is a great start! Later, with more study and channeling, you can elaborate with accuracy and detail! Trust your new perceptions, but always be open to further insights and changes in how you understand the teachings.

      Get a Private Session
      After you've played around with the concepts for a while, you might want to consider getting a personal session with Michael. These options can be found under the "SERVICES" menu under BROWSE, or just click HERE. Having a private session will help you validate your own observations, help you clear up any areas of confusions in relationships, or answer any other questions you have about your life and the Universe.

      WHICH CHANNEL?
      I would like to note here that there are many Michael Channels now online and some are even available to you locally. Please make an effort to "feel them out" and take some time to sense who resonates with you. If I do not resonate well with you, there are plenty of channels from which to choose! I suggest trusting your heart and intuition.
       
      If you choose to work with me, I can promise that I will do my best!
       
      Advanced Studies
      You may now want to learn more about the details of the Cadres and Entities, the Levels of the Soul Ages, the details of the Positive and Negative Poles of the Overleaves and Essence Roles, and on and on! As this site grows, you will find more advanced studies to choose from. Make sure you check out the Discussion Forum !

      Community and Exchange
      One of the best ways to continue your studies and to apply them is by participating and communicating with Michael and other students in the public online chats here at TLE!  Use all of TLE because it is a most satisfying and friendly place for exchanging ideas, channeling, questions, and finding support in your studies of life. Hover over the menu options at the top of the page for all of the various areas of this site!

      Regardless of where you go next in your pursuit within the Michael Teachings, I'm sure it will be perfect for you.

      Remember, "you are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn".
    • Troy
      By Troy
      If Michael is truly a non-physical presence, then it goes that they need human "channels" as a means to communicate their information, perspective, and teaching to those of us within the physical plane.
       
      "Channels" are people who have apparently made an Agreement as part of their life plan to act as a voice or energy conduit for non-physical sources of inspiration, healing, or information, that originates from a non-physical consciousness. Most of the time these Agreements are made between the channel and entity before the channel is born, but sometimes a person will make the Agreement later in his or her life.
       
      If this all seems strange, that's because it is strange. It may help to think of "channeling" as just some form of misunderstood creativity, and that "Michael" is just some brilliant part of the "channel's" brain that functions in ways we do not understand, yet.
       
      I don't pretend to know exactly why or technically how channeling is possible, or whether it is valid as we have come to understand it. I do know that something profound is happening and only personal experience can "prove" something like this to you. My own experiences over the years have convinced me of two things:
       
      1. that there is something definitely happening beyond my apparent, daily consciousness that is legitimately being accessed for detailed, expansive, seemingly unlimited and original information
       
      2. and that the information has an obvious, positive impact on me and other students. Those two factors make it worth my efforts to continue exploring and trusting the process, even if I struggle daily with the questions of its validity.
       
      If consciousness does exist beyond the Physical Plane after death, then "channels" are like radio receivers who tune out from their own "soul station" for periods of time to "receive and broadcast" other sources.
       
      "Michael" happens to be a group of souls who have completed their journey through the Physical Plane, speaking as one voice, sharing their wisdom as gained from the many lifetimes of experiences collected by all of the members of that entity.
       
      The channeling I do is limited to my contact with Michael, rather than communicating with an individual who is between lives trying to contact a loved one, though it is true that I do experience contact with many who have died.
       
      Similar to other non-physical teachers, such as Seth, Emmanuel, Lazaris, Orin & DaBen, Michael shares the knowledge and experience they gained while living physical lives, except, of course, now they have a broader/higher perspective.
       
      Michael helps us to understand the dynamics of who we are, both as Personality and as a Soul (Essence), including how to better use the unlimited tools available for understanding, nurturing, and building our selves, relationships, and universe.
    • Troy
      By Troy
      The name, "Michael," is simply a convenient name we use to refer to what we understand as a specific family of consciousness (an "entity" of over 1000 souls) who has experienced thousands of lifetimes and has completed their experiences in what we call "the physical plane," now teaching from another level of existence known as "the causal plane." Most of us refer to "Michael" in plural, since they refer to themselves in plural, but some people use the term "he" and "him." Since we understand Michael as not being a physical presence, thus having no gender, and since they are experienced as a collection of souls, it is simply more convenient to refer to them as a group. Some even prefer to call them "the Michaels," so there is no right or wrong way to refer to Michael.
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