Michael's Teaching can be summed up in one, single quote:
"You are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn."
There really is no better way of conveying this Teaching's bottom line than through that deceptively simple statement.
Michael teaches that we are making Choices on many levels at all times, as a Personality and as a Soul. Our Soul journeys through many, many lives, learning about itself, the universe, and everything by using and evolving that one basic tool: CHOICE.
They go further to say that there are no Bad choices, only experiences and the lessons gained from those experiences. NOTHING is wasted; not even the most boring or painful of lifetimes. We simply learn to make better Choices as we gain awareness and as we gain experience. While Michael doesn't use the terms "good" or "bad," they still acknowledge that we eventually learn to make the choices that bring us (and others) more freedom, acceptance, pleasure, and growth.
This philosophy of Choice frees you from destructive criticism against yourself and others while encouraging your potential to learn from your so-called "mistakes." Within this philosophy, even self-criticism and fear about your Choices is still not a "bad" choice, it's just one Choice of many available to you in any moment. It will always be up to you to decide when to choose more gently and lovingly.
And finally, Michael teaches that there is ALWAYS Choice available. Even the Choice not to Choose... is a Choice. No matter how difficult our lives may become, we always have the powerful tool of Choice as a means to make a difference.
Edited by Troy