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  1. 14 points
    Considering my bedroom and bathroom got flooded two weeks ago from a leak from my upstairs neighbor's apartment and I spent a lot of money recently replacing an exploded water heater at my mom's house and have several dreams regarding mass destruction of the nuclear variety, black one-way portals in space, etc, and have spent the past year consciously isolated myself from others outside of my immediate social circle as a means of rejection of the various forms of disappointment and rejection I have received from others during my various attempts to learn and enjoy socialization, I'm going to venture a guess I am solidly in the Subjective side of this. Not sure if I'd be so happy about that divergence nexus coming up. Perhaps I do need a bit of a reality check and not let my perceptions guide my judgment and choices. Anyone else have water-related issues recently in their lives?
  2. 13 points
    I think you can experience an Individual nexus at almost any time, but possibly you're just recognizing the first phase of the coming Community/Global Divergence. I think I'm recognizing this in my dream activity as well, and I suspect that each of us makes our Essence choices and settles in for the completion of the nexus at different rates. This nexus feels important to me for some reason, and not just because of the Self-Destruction theme. From the same session you referenced: MEntity: The process of passing through a parallel shift (NEXUS) is in three stages; a Triad: Negative/Positive/Neutral. Though some may reverse the Negative and Positive phase, the process always moves to Assimilation/Neutral as the conclusive factor of integration. It is rare to begin the process of a Nexus from the Positive stance. ... The “window” of time described by a date span as indicated through our channels is always the general window of the "positive" phase of a Nexus. It is most easily identifiable and marked, while the first and last thirds of the Triad are less defined by time and more subjective. Michael didn't identify whether the September Divergence is a Community or Global nexus, but it might be the latter. From How Annual Overleaves Work: MEntity: The CHIEF FEATURES, while technically not Overleaves, come under more emphasis and examination as the year closes. From late September through December all that has passed comes under examination in light of your fears, what ended up blocking you from your successes, relationships, and truths. Since this is a collective Chief Feature, your examination will be explored in terms of a larger perspective, one that includes what was happening that year in the world, in your world as a result of other's choices and your reactions to them, etc. This is when the major Global Nexus occurs because this is when you can see more clearly what the world as a whole fears and whether you fit into that or not, moving your consciousness magnetically into alignment with others who are shifting similarly.
  3. 13 points
    Just a little note from this corner of the world (on my mobile... phew). We had nationwide local and county elections yesterday here in Norway and more people being engaged in it too by voting. There are mainly at least 10 different parties, plus some local parties here and there in addition. The Greens and agrarian Centre Party made gains with over 50% since last votes 4 years ago. The political landscape has changed quite a lot now, new coalitions and alliances will have to be made and politicians will need to cooperate more and find solutions also from case to case. The 3 biggest parties lost a lot of voters. The governing parties at the moment is a mix of 4 parties (2 of the dominating + 2 smaller) and they all lost votes to other parties. Also the opposition party lost voters These others mainly work for radical change re. green/environmental issues, stop the centralisation and bring power, welfare and independency to the locals/communities instead of growing huge systems and making reforms that aren't close to people and the communities, and not serving the people were they live. Also changing the economical and social differences that has built up during the years with mainly right wing influence governing (2 right + 1 center + 1 left party). In 2021 we have the next election, parliament election.
  4. 13 points
    I just started reading it. It's going to take a while and I'm going to have chills the entire time. I'm so glad it exists. May we find our way to a just future. Here's a no-paywall link someone shared on Twitter. http://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
  5. 10 points
    @KurtisM The lethargy comes from Essence 'stepping back' to look at the bigger picture and see the range of possible outcomes before entering the Divergence. Energy Reports only describe the window of time during which the parallels actually split or merge, but the Nexus process begins well before that, and continues for a while after. So feeling the lethargy at this point doesn't necessarily mean you're early. I think you're right on time. EDIT: Well, Janet has a much more comprehensive answer. We posted at the same time. LOL
  6. 10 points
    I don't think it's Subjectivity to see one's principle as the right thing to do. It's Subjectivity when we start thinking of someone as a "bad person" because they haven't come to terms with it like we have. I believe enslaving sentient, feeling animals is wrong, but I also understand that we are still near the beginning of reversing millennia of imprinting and habit. Veganism is up against the culture of convenience, food as entertainment, food as emotional comfort, food as a way of relating, traditions/imprinting, the disconnect between food on our plates and its sources, confusion around what we need for healthy diets, and whatever else is going on in someone's life that makes them not care enough to want to challenge all this. Veganism in Objectivity would include that all of these are factors in why someone eats meat, and not just because one is a horrible person who condones animal cruelty. I personally still have meat cravings in certain communal situations, because I still see it as a comfort food and I don't like to refuse food that someone else cooked for me. But to me that's an imprinting that I don't always have the willpower to fight, and it occurs fairly infrequently anyway. One day I might get to a point where I wouldn't want that anymore (or it wouldn't matter because "animal" foods would be lab grown), but I don't see that as negating my belief that animal enslavement is wrong. Real vegans would probably disagree with me and tell me I'm not actually doing what I believe, and I think that's unfortunate because that attitude turns people away. The more people feel good about eating less meat, the more they can be inspired to embrace it. It's the long game. It simply doesn't work for those who wake up to certain truths to condemn those who are asleep. It's the responsibility of those who care enough to teach others to care. And all we can ever do is keep inviting.
  7. 8 points
    Glorified visualizations is a very good way to put it. I got over the appeal of spell craft pretty quickly. They never worked the way I wanted them to. It was easier to focus on moving energy around. I did like “an it harm none do as he will.” It’s super simple. There’s no holy book, no commandments, no nonsensical restrictions. Just, don’t be mean. LOL
  8. 8 points
  9. 7 points
    Not sure if this is related, but it is my best guess that it is and wondering if any of you guys experienced this aswell. Yesterday I woke up and felt like I had the energy levels of a 110 year old. Like I could've literally layed down anywhere and fallen asleep within seconds throughout the day. But then I start learning that more people experienced yesterday as a day of very low energy. My wife, our friend who lives in the states. Even my coworkers reported feeling tired. Today the energy levels were still bellow normal, but I think that is probably just because we're still recuperating from whatever the heck happened yesterday =p
  10. 7 points
    @Uma ditto @Troy Thank you for our energy report.
  11. 7 points
    Good time for a re-read of this content. Its impact is not limited to 2010. Interesting info about how Attitudes impact our interpretation of the news. The importance of Now is something that Seth also emphasizes.
  12. 7 points
    Howdy! New member here. Been studying the teachings for 7 or 8 years and finally got a channeling last year by David Gregg. I'm fascinated by the Michael Teachings and the more I learn about it, the more it makes sense. I generally don't bring it up to other people because if they aren't familiar with the teachings then I come off as crazy. (huh?, a Ouija board? what?) So I'm glad this community exists. Any 10/7 cadre/entity peeps out there? Anyone else have Aggressive, Impatient or Skeptical overleaves paired with the goal of Flow?
  13. 7 points
    @Leela Corman, thanks!! It'll take a while to read/view it all the way though but I've started. 1619 is a full display of the Overleaves for 2019, especially the Artisan Role and Realist Attitude (both stood out to me), and, of course, what Michael said about this being a pivotal year: ROLE: Artisan (emphasized all year) CENTER: Moving (emphasized all year) GOAL: Flow → Acceptance/Discrimination (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Observation → Passion/Reserve (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Realist (emphasized Jul - Sep) THIS IS IT - On a personal and global scale, it could be said that 2019 is a pivotal year for everyone on the planet. It is a Moving Centered year of great changes, endings, and beginnings. Grief will likely be a great part of the energy in this year, as well as relief. Allow room for both of these states because you may find yourself moving between them on a regular basis. On a personal scale, it will be helpful to determine that this is the year you will do what you have been meaning to do, and actually, do it. Own your strength and motivation and use your imagination and action and intentions to truly follow through with what you know will improve, calm, and fulfill you, even if this may seem to be a very minor thing. On a larger scale, consider your part in the collective patterns and follow through with any changes or practices you know will help “the world.” Be a part of the world and not apart from it. Own your place in the collective creation of freedom for your fellow beings on your planet. This is it. We are not being dramatic when we say that “the world,” and even your personal world, are in a pivotal state during 2019 and the greater your participation, the greater your contribution to the more fulfilling direction.
  14. 6 points
    If you are interested in learning about energy work, I suggest taking a Reiki workshop. Energy work is really subtle and easily dismissed by people who mainly navigate by intellect and haven’t learned to pay attention to subtle feelings in their bodies (which is true for most who grew up in modern western culture which values intellectualism and materialism). I was one of those people and was convinced I couldn’t feel energy, then I took a Reiki class and found out I just hadn’t developed those senses. I took many other healing workshops after that, but didn’t end up going in that direction for work. Now I use it on Tex when he has back aches or cut a finger or something. I also use it for times when I have stress and it works quite well for anxiety and depression.
  15. 6 points
    Just thought I'd share this here, in light of what's going on in Brazil. https://youtu.be/CqCx9xU_-Fw Should probably mention that it's rather... theatrical, so don't expect a straight-to-the-point lecture or anything, but stick with it, it's good stuff.
  16. 5 points
    I'm (darkly!) amused. My computer apparently decided to get an early start on "self destruction." The monitor died today, and it took some key parts of the computer's core software with it. Enough that while I was eventually able to get a new monitor and gain some sort of access to my machine, it couldn't boot -- not in safe mode, nor to restore to a previous setting ... and I was forced to reset it to the factory default settings. End result, I have a computer that works, but lost all of my files, pictures, videos, and programs. Some of it was backed up elsewhere, and those bits I can recover it. Some of it is lost forever. All in all, a most frustrating and disgruntling afternoon. I am running quite short in the gruntle department! I should see about re-gruntling myself sometime soon. In the meantime, I hope things go well with y'all during this time of emotional evaluation. Stay awesome!
  17. 5 points
    So I had two really interesting dreams. 1. In one dream I appear to have met @NickG in person at some kind of food vendor on the road he was closing. He had a bike with him and so did I. I was riding with my sister and her friend. Nick wondered if perhaps we should bike together, as he had somewhere he wanted to show me. We joined him and biked away on a beautiful sunny day to his location, which turned out to be a vibrant green grassy park that merged into a resort building below, with absolutely stunning scenery of a half natural half artificially constructed stream/lake lined with various arrangements of rocks. This lake/stream wasn't just outside, but built into the resort building inside in a way that's hard to explain. Here I talked to NickG quite casually outside the resort, trying to get closer to him and to thank him for bringing me to such a beautiful place. He felt like someone I wanted to hug. I was a bit sad we couldn't get closer as he seemed to get busy thinking or doing something else. 2. In another dream I was shopping inside a super market with my dad that is close to home. Though the atmosphere was really weird. Everyone was angry and frustrated inside, various products and services usually available were not and were dwindling, while other products added in place were propagandist or clearly unhealthy government sanctions- and it seemed everyone knew everything they said and did were being recorded. I eventually clued in that the place had been turned into yet another outlet for extreme alt-right views after what seemed like a red wave blow. Canada was being turned into a policed nation and no longer so inclusive and peaceful. I didn't care whether I was being recorded or not, I continued to voice my views that this happened because of people's complacency and I was angry. My dad agreed with me about this. We bought what stuff we could, including some chinese food I munched on, and exited to walk to a plaza on the other side of the supermarket. It was an uncomfortable boiling hot day, as we sat on a city bench in the direct sunlight. My friend and mom joined us and an old frenchimmersiom classmate and a friend/family member of hers. Though the classmate in my memory was usually very lively and optimistic, this day she was very tired and depressed, with bags around her eyes. She looked unwell to me. Everyone was drained. I was still angry. I got up and raised my voice to them to tell them that they had to vote in the coming elections if they wanted things to get better, as this was the cause of complacency. No one denied, they all accepted this and I thought I was making a difference through my voice. The classmate and her friend/family member both left and said goodbye to us and then the dream fragment changed.
  18. 4 points
    This scene from his debut at the Troubador was my favorite I think
  19. 4 points
    This needs so much more elaboration!! I live on the west coast, it is mainly wet, which I adore, but it is also humid and hot in summer, which I detest. I love rain but not humidity. Also I dislike fohn winds heaps. For ages I lived in a very windy city, and I don't miss the wind. Windiness is kind of unsettling to me.
  20. 3 points
    I'm really excited that Greta Thunberg has helped inspire a global network of protests around the world against Climate Change. But I'm still baffled why she isn't talking more about how much Animal Agriculture contributes to Climate Change as much if not more than do the Fossil Fuel and Transportation Industries. I get that Veganism and Plant-based Eating aren't as mainstream as Anti-Fossil Fuel ideas are, but she could be such a key player in bringing about necessary overhauls in our Diet, Food Sources and Food Systems. I've been made aware that she has talked about the link before, but it seems to pale in comparison to the amount of info she spreads and partners with others with for stopping Fossil Fuel industries and corrupt politicians. Still her campaigns and the Extinction Rebellion create a great platform for an inevitable future global launch into the causal link between our diet and the environment.
  21. 3 points
    I too wonder about this. It is easier said than done to be objective and set aside judgement until you know enough about the situations and choices people make. I think on an individual level, veganism may or may not apply depending on what the person's body can handle. There are some people who desperately want to be vegan, but have severe allergies to certain plant foods and find that the only other option for them is to consume animal products in order to stay healthy, for example.
  22. 3 points
    Funny enough, I was recently reminded of when I had done classes in reiki energy healing many years ago. Part of the attunement ceremony at the end of the class was a period of meditation. During that meditation I saw images of an owl, a fox (or rather, more specifically, a vixen), and a bee with a flower. It was afterward that my reiki teacher mentioned that those were likely symbolic of my guides. It's interesting now to read about three guide positions and then remember having had three totems then. The owl was the strongest and clearest; it's been a symbol for my Primary guide for a long time. The vixen was likely the Relationship position and the bee and flower likely the Event position. They weren't as prominent and I haven't recalled those totems as often. Given this context, though, I might see if they are still handy for differentiation practice.
  23. 2 points
    It sounds like you are a natural healer Tina - thats wonderful stuff. What you are utilising is source energy. The usual method of becoming a healer is by studying reiki and being attuned - by which you go through a ritual and receive particular symbols (handed down from person to person) that function in particular ways to assist in you being able to heal - yourself and others. Some individuals, like Charlie and yourself - have a more natural gift which flows even before attunement. Everyone has the capacity to utilise source energy but it is like any skill, some may have more of a talent than others. Keep up the good work I say. Even if you are not attuned, it sounds like you are using intent very efficiently and of course, the outcome is that you are successfully doing healing work!
  24. 2 points
    Welcome, annali!
  25. 2 points
    Incoming text wall. Hope it's not too messily written as I didn't do a lot of proof-reading. @KurtisM I've had a bit more of a think about the Support Position framework. If my theory has any validity to it, then the year that you are born in will indicate imprinting for the first three or so decades of your life. For example, people born between 1990-2001 will all grow up with a sort of Scholar imprinting, with my birth year, 1991, playing the Knowledge support within that imprinting whereas 1998 would play the Discipline position. If I use my imagination and experience as to how this may manifest, a lot of people born between 1990-2001 will grow up with an emphasis on observing, learning and knowing things like Scholars do with 1991 borns having more of an emphasis on knowledge for its own purpose and 1998 borns having a focus directed more on the consequences, long-term goals and necessity of learning and turning what may be theories into real knowledge. In my mind I think of 1991 borns being more like a pre-recession college attending Millennial who learns for the leisure of it instead of directing that learning toward a specific outcome or plan, they would simply build themselves into a bank for the scope of knowledge that is available and may be used at a later date (I can relate to this a lot, actually). 1998 (Discipline year) in contrast feels like more of a late-Millennial / Gen Z college student who is a bit more anxious about where their education is heading in a world with less guarantees for success and a lot of societal problems. They would become knowledgeable for the sake of learning things of worldly importance that could directly help the future, and how to do this would be in mind as they learn and choose what to learn. If we look at a few other examples, the birth years of Emma Gonzalez (1999) and David Hogg (2000) are the Healer and Enlightenment positions of the Scholar imprinted generation. Even though both have accomplished a lot so far, they are still short of a Saturn Return and are largely reacting to the circumstances that are presented to them, rather than living as a result of their own written path, at least in my interpretation, at this stage. Those who complete a 4th IM before their Saturn return may go through a similar process, they would simply choose well what is thrown at them and make what they can of that, and by the time the return arrives, they will be in a good position to make full use of it and cruise through it smoothly. Hard to say though as Saturn returns are highly variable circumstance for each individual and are subject to interpretation. Emma's birth year of Healer is incidentally the year of the Columbine School shooting. This shooting shed light on the wounds of American society and provided unprecedented knowledge on an aspect of it that needed to be healed like nothing before. The Parkland shooting is a reflection of the same issues that made themselves known at Columbine, and Emma is using her power, along with that of her similarly-aged cohort, to bring healing from an angle of Scholarly knowledge and fact over previous theories. David was born a year later, 2000 being the Enlightenment year of the Scholar birth generation. Y2K brought attention to the framework of the times in which we lived, moving into a new millennium where technology was increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives, complete with all the fear and panic of whether it would all come crashing down on us and leave us further behind than ever. Born from this year, David is is assisting in providing a framework that illuminates our power and political strength from a grassroots level along with his peers, turning previous theories of what we could accomplish as a collective into action and applied knowledge. Greta Thunberg might be worth a mention as well. She was born from the Sage-imprinted generation (2002-2013), specifically the year 2003, which was a Knowledge year. Her passion is building upon her great knowledge of the affect of humanity on our environment, and she uses this knowledge to speak truths to a wide audience and dispel bullshit on the matter, like an empowered Sage would. Before Greta became a hot topic, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, who delivered a famous speech at the 1992 Rio summit, was also born in a Knowledge year (1979), this time of the Warrior-imprinted generation. Severn also drew upon knowledge that was being dismissed at the time about the state of humanity, except perhaps one could interpret this as emulating the fighting spirit of the Warrior on this occasion, while perhaps Greta simply lays out the facts in a Sagely way, in an era where there are still so many lies about how we treat our planet. It is important to note that 1992 was a Compassion positioned Scholar year, where theories about our caring for the world were to be blown out by honest knowledge. Saturn Returns Saturn returns to a given position within its orbit every 29.5 Earth years. Coming of age in my theoretical Saeculum cycle takes 29 years. Saturn returns, when measured astrologically, are complicated by the fact that Saturn's return to a position in the Earth's sky is what's actually taken note of, instead of the specific orbital return of Saturn, the latter of which always occurring on a predictable schedule while the former is much more variable. If we view Saturn from Earth and measure its position from where we stand, we are taking into account variations in Earth's position around the Sun as well as Saturn's, which can give a range of results in terms of its movement. When we measure the movement of the planets in the sky and events such as the Saturn Return from Earth, I consider this the tracking of when particular events are going to affects us and be felt in everyday life, in ways that we perceive it. When we perceive an event however, may differ from the timing of when a certain cyclical event actually happens, like Saturn returning to orbit. Considering this, and considering that my Saeculum theory is one of an organised cyclical pattern, it makes more sense to me to consider a Saturn return to always be 29.5 from birth within the context. That being said, the 'coming of age' in my theory takes only 29 years. I see it this way, if someone is born in March 1991 and subsequently has a Saturn return in September 2020, then 2020 counts as the Saturn return / coming of age year because the year is mostly complete by the time the Return comes. However, if someone is born late in the year, say August 1991 and has the return February 2021, the coming of age year will still be 2020, as the year 2021 is not even half complete by the time the Saturn return comes and is therefore, less influential. This means that a Saturn Return year will always be 29 years from the birth date, as more than six months of a year are needed to be preceding the return for that year to count. Why is the Saturn Return so Important to Coming of Age? Saturn and Uranus are like the gatekeepers to the personal, observable astrological world and that which requires a degree of insight through technology, like a telescope, to be revealed. Saturn is the outermost of the personal astrological planets looking over us in the observable sky. It is the key to our personal development and the cycles we go through as individual people. Uranus is a reflection of this, being the innermost of the 'unseen' planets, but Uranus works on a more collective level. Uranus tracks our progress and cycles as a species like Saturn does for us personally, delineating Generational Saeculums like Saturn will measure a Coming of Age for an individual with its return to that person's birth position. When an age cohort reaches age 29, they shed the imprinting they were born with and begin to demonstrate their true aspects as a group. For example, those born in 1991 will begin as a Knowledge Support of the Scholar Group, but will grow into the Humour Support of the Priest Group in 2020. This could illustrate a group that starts off very keen on learning about everything, and then uses that to develop a sense of lightheartedness for the greater good of society, perhaps rebelling against sternly held, zealous concepts, ideas and groups or simply being a beacon of fun to break an atmosphere of collective misery and despair once they experience the Saturn Return. 1998 borns will reach the Return in 2029, growing into the Knowledge support of a King oriented generation. By this time, the annual cohort which began as disciplined Scholar types may become masters of what knowledge they have attained, and can then work with the rest of the King Generation to bring real change to the world, building on the ideological efforts of Priests in the previous era (the one we're in now, 2014-2025). The King Generation is likely to undergo a process of coming into its own from 2026-2037, and will be made from the cohort born between 1997-2008, those who were originally imprinted as Scholar and Sage generational types. The second Saturn return, occurring after 59 years of life, is likely to bring reflection to a cohort on who they have been. For 1991 borns like myself, the reflection year will be 2050, an Old Soul oriented, Artisan generation, Love support year. The last Love support year for an Artisan generational era was 1966, when the Hippie movement first started to break out. There may well be a new wind of change and inspiration similar to the 1960s in the mid 21st Century, and 1991 borns may find themselves looking back and feeling increasingly inspired and open to the structure and beauty of their world and life, as the Love support is about love in an unconditional sense, and Artisans are about creation and seeing life as an artform. 1998 borns reach their second Saturn return in 2057, an Anchor support year of the Old Soul Artisan generational era, perhaps similar in ways to the Artisan-Anchor year of 1973. After using their knowledge to create the blueprints for a reconstructed world, the 1998 borns may especially feel at ease in a new creative, authentically expressive world, and there they may find a true sense of home. I don't know though, this stuff is all theoretical and hard to interpret, but there are some interesting correlations to be drawn.
  26. 2 points
    Also @michael_k, Strauss and Howe have also defined 4 Phases/Stages within the Crisis/Collapse Generation Period: Catalyst, Regeneracy, Climax of Crisis, Resolution. They follow in that order. So I have hypothesized the possible 4 Phases/Stages in each of the other Generation Periods too which can be read here, but Ill summarize them here too: REACTIONARY AWAKENING PERIOD This Period Starts with a DISRUPTION to the stable status quo, caused by an unanticipated variable. This inspires an active REBELLION against that status quo. Which in turn causes the actual period of AWAKENING among many or all people regarding the themes of the coming Saeculum/Age. Finally, that causes a phase of FRICTION between people that either feels challenging or pleasurable to the masses. Basically things get shaken up and clash. DISINTEGRATIVE UNRAVELING PERIOD I originally said the first phase here was "Fracture" but I'm changing that to POLARIZATION. This is the point at which the agitated turbulent friction causes a division of people into various value camps. Then there's a FRAGMENTATION of various parts that are separating to do/be their own ways. As these parts separate, a DECONSTRUCTION of institutional stronghouses begins. So in the end what is left is a period of profound social LIBERATION. COLLAPSING CRISIS PERIOD This period starts with the aforementioned CATALYST caused by a systemic blindspot, which inspires people to realize that the previous disintegration has led to a loss of social cohesion and towards an impending unavoidable collapse. A REGENERACY eventually occurs as people congregate around what they feel will help them through that collapse. Then the actual CRISIS CLIMAX occurs and things settle into a RESOLUTION of either ruin or glory, where people collectively say "we will ensure that will never happen again". STABILIZING HIGH/PLATEAU PERIOD I originally said the first phase here was "Model" but I'm changing that to MAGNETIZATION. This is the point at which the resolve of the crisis inspires people to find something they can live by and from: a new model or ideal that works better and is fapr more acceptable. This ignites an exponential CONSOLIDATION of people around that model idea. Eventually, the idea is no longer a idea, but a normalized ESTABLISHMENT and way of life that people cannot imagine living without. People then IMMERSE into that establishment to the point of being totally saturated, attached and even enamored or consumed by it. This does not end until a new DISRUPTION to the status quo comes yet again, and the cycle renews. I chose these terms specifically so that the opposing generations would complement each other. So... Disruption is antithesis to Catalyst. Rebellion is antithesis to Regeneracy. Awakening is antithesis to Crisis. Friction is antithesis to Resolution. Polarization is antithesis to Magnetization. Fragmentation is antithesis to Consolidation. Deconstruction is antithesis to Establishment. Liberation is antithesis to Immersion. As of 2019, we are currently in the REGENERACY PHASE. This was heralded primarily by Brexit and the US Election. As well as the Refugee Crises, Indigenous Protests at Standing Rock, American Shootings, Presidential Impeachments in Brazil and South Korea, North Korean Nuclear Programs, Isis Attacks, Ratification of Paris Climate Agreement from USA and China etc. It was indeed a Turning Point Year for our parallels.
  27. 2 points
    @Christina Lily Pedersen, you might enjoy reading this Michael Speaks we had in 2010 on How Guides Work. Here is an excerpt: "The Old Stage of Differentiation would find the relationship with one's Essence and Guides to have lost all boundaries, nearly all differentiation, and to have moved into a relationship we might describe as "soft intuition." We use the phrase "soft intuition" because, for the most part, the fragment will have grasped that he or she is supported, loved, and that there are forces and resources at work that will take care of the non-physical aspects of the life so the Personality is free to focus on the living of life. The "soft intuition" is the general tuning in to the self and to guides that allows for alerts, sensations, cues, synchronicity, etc. that help in the various contexts of life. However, as in the Old Soul Age of living, it includes all previous Stages of Differentiation, so that the fragment can, if necessary, call upon Guides for help, insight, force, resource, guidance, etc., but this is usually done from a different angle than ever before, in that even when this support is called upon for more tangible effects, it is understood that those tangible effects will have to come from your implementation of the insights, guidance, influence, etc. There is no urgency, no fantastical representations, no necessity for theatrics, no call to rescue the world, no secrecy, no recruitment, no warnings, no advice or instruction, etc. There is only support, insight, guidance, resource, and force to the extent that one receives, translates, and expresses that through oneself."
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    This was kinda cool. Seeing someone not familar with past lives and such experiencing it.
  30. 1 point
    As I lie here riding out being sick and reading through strained and swollen eyes , I stumbled across a great article... A couple of times over the past few years and even as recently as a month ago, we have witnessed what is called "Bad Faith" arguments. These "arguments" are distraction tactics that seek to diminish valid positions in science, politics, life, and even communities like this. Some Bad Faith Arguments that have been showcased on TLE and if you were lucky enough to be a part of these, you will recognize several of the tactics below. The article focuses on politics and science, but these Bad Faith arguments come up in many online "debates" and arguments. One of the reasons I shut down a couple of these "discussions" was because they were drowning in Bad Faith. Recognizing that you are being dragged into a Bad Faith Argument can help you to back out and back away. And if you recognize that you may have unintentionally been using some of these Bad Faith tactics, maybe step back and reconsider listening more. *** ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK A Field Guide to Bad Faith Arguments Once you recognize these weak tactics, you can easily outwit them by Aaron Huertas Bad faith arguments are common in politics. And while they’ve always been part of political culture, they’re much more rampant on social media. It’s easy to fall prey to bad faith arguments and waste time engaging someone on points that obscure rather than shed light on how we’re all affected by policy and politics. So with that in mind, here’s a field guide for spotting and responding to bad faith arguments and staying focused on the real-world issues that matter. WHAT'S A BAD FAITH ARGUMENT? The hallmark of a bad-faith argument is that it disguises the core point of a debate rather than addressing issues, beliefs, and values head-on. Bad faith arguments aren’t “real” positions; they’re proxy positions people take for rhetorical purposes. In some cases, a bad faith position can be intentional. For instance, Sen. Mitch McConnell made up a “Biden rule” to justify stealing a Supreme Court seat. Instead of arguing about the merits of refusing to hold a vote on President Barack Obama’s justice nominee Merrick Garland, McConnell made a proxy argument about Democrats being hypocrites for complaining about his power grab. And indeed, many Republicans and independents came to believe that the “Biden rule” was real and that McConnell was simply playing hardball politics just like the Democrats. But most bad faith arguments aren’t from wily, professional politicians like McConnell. They simply come from a place of not wanting to confront the actual arguments someone else is making. For instance, climate policy advocates point to scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels and increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is causing seas to rise, more wildfires, and disruptions to rainfall patterns on which we rely. They argue these risks are severe enough to warrant dramatically reducing fossil fuel use and switching to clean energy. But anti-climate-action groups will often say the science is not certain enough to justify action. Climate advocates will respond by citing more and more scientific evidence demonstrating climate risks. But there’s a problem: The advocates are responding to a bad faith argument because anti-climate action groups never say what level of scientific certainty would be necessary to justify climate policy. Indeed, if you ask them to name the level of certainty they need or the type of evidence that would win them over, they’ll never do it. Although their argument is premised on the idea that more science could justify climate action, they can’t actually define a world where that’s true. Instead, they tend to oppose climate policy for ideological reasons—including an ideological commitment to exploiting fossil fuels—but they choose to fight policy in bad faith on scientific grounds. Similarly, many anti-climate action groups have evolved from outright climate denial to acknowledging that climate change is real and a problem but say they’re against “climate alarmism” and don’t believe in “catastrophic global warming.” But what do these terms mean? Again, they never say. If I think business as usual means the Earth is going to warm 4 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, am I an alarmist? How about 10 degrees? Don’t waste time responding to these arguments on their own merits — they have none. Their actual operating definition is that “catastrophic global warming” is the precise amount needed to justify policy action, and, by definition, we will always fall short of it. An alarmist, meanwhile, is anyone who says we need to act on climate change. There’s an important distinction between types of bad faith arguments worth making here: Not all anti-climate action advocates are making these arguments intentionally. They’re not consciously thinking, “I’m going to pretend to say one thing but really mean another.” Indeed, many sincerely believe that climate alarmism is terrible and must be combatted even though they have not bothered to form a coherent definition of what the term means. In this case, these bad faith arguments are often best described as a form of “agnotology,” a term historian Robert Proctor has popularized to describe the cultivation of ignorance. Proctor studied how tobacco companies spread doubt about the link between smoking and cancer. Rather than directly criticizing the science, they spread messages about uncertainty and doubt to cloud policymakers’ judgment. They say maybe something else was causing the cancer… or maybe the scientific links were there but weren’t, uh, direct enough… or maybe people who are more likely to get cancer are actually more likely to smoke. Agnotology—and the popularization of political ignorance—cuts across a variety of issues, not just scientific ones. Indeed, I’ve come to see it as the most common form of bad faith argument in political debates. For instance, why are NFL players taking a knee? To protest police violence. They’ve been absolutely clear about this for years. But Fox News tells its millions of viewers that no one knows why they’re protesting. With that in mind, here are some other types of bad faith arguments we run into every day online and in public policy debates. Don’t waste time responding to these arguments on their own merits — they have none. They exist to distract from core policy issues and the actual effect they have on our lives, our rights, and our planet. THE CARTOON STRAWMANNER The cartoon strawmanner has no need to ask you what you believe; he already knows. How does he know? Because he already has a number of counterarguments to your position. Not your actual position, of course, but the one that his favorite propaganda outlets have told him you have. For instance, many scholars have pointed out that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, which is optimized to push people to more and more intensive information about consumer products, has the unintended effect of pushing a minority of conservative viewers further and further down the rabbit hole to white nationalism. This is a problem because it seems to be playing a key role in helping a small but committed number of young white men to become violent reactionaries. But conservative YouTubers and their defenders will often make two arguments in response to this: Not everyone who watches these videos becomes a Nazi. (No one is claiming that they are.) You can’t just call everyone a Nazi. (No one is doing this.) These bad-faith arguments mean to distract from the core point, which is that bad actors are abusing YouTube’s platform to promote racist ideologies and encourage political violence. We can have a debate about how these new platforms and the people who use them respond. Are companies like YouTube more like utilities or television stations in what they owe to their audiences? If there’s no such thing as a politically neutral algorithm, how should companies consider the political consequences of altering recommendation algorithms? What, if any, role should the government play in regulating social media platforms? Do conservatives whose videos get remixed by people even further to their right have a responsibility to take them down? Is debating a fascist ever useful, or does it merely mainstream their ideas? But bad faith responses avoid these points entirely by cartoon strawmanning the people bringing them up instead. The best way to respond to these strawman arguments is simply to inform someone that no one is making that argument and point them to a book or long report to read (they will never read it). Eventually, the cartoon strawmanner evolves, like a shitty, annoying Pokémon, to become the lie detector. THE LIE DETECTOR The lie detector knows what you really mean. After all, they already know what your position is. But when you say your actual beliefs are something else entirely, they have a choice — except that they have not accounted for the full spectrum of human belief about a topic or accuse you of lying. The lie detector knows The Truth. Do not challenge the lie detector on any of these points: They know more about your beliefs, your life, and your work history than you ever will. You should ask the lie detector what you’re having for dinner this evening. THE FREEZE PEACH ADVOCATE The “freeze peach” advocate is a fake free speech advocate. They confuse disagreement with silencing, delegitimization, and censorship. While they believe in “free speech,” it turns out what that really means in practice is promoting their speech and the speech of people they agree with. Jordan Peterson, who came to fame for picking an imaginary free speech fight over transgender pronouns in Canada, for instance, recently sued two professors for criticizing him and his views and even sued another university to boot. Additionally, climate deniers might say they’re shut out of the debate because scientists won’t sit around discussing their ideas with them for hours and hours. But flat-Earthers are shut out of debates with geologists, too. The truth is that you don’t have to meet someone in an online or IRL structured debate to grapple with their arguments. Indeed, scientists have cataloged and numbered bad climate denial arguments for easy reference. Further, free speech and platforming arguments are often used as proxies for actual arguments. “These cowards won’t debate me!” is an easier sell than “Let me tell you about why I think 200 years of science is wrong even though I can’t get my ideas published in a scientific journal.” Freeze peach advocates think that they and their peers deserve a platform, but they never recognize that platform space is actually limited and contested. In fighting for airtime or seats at congressional hearings, they shut out other voices just as their voices can get shut out, too. The truth is that no one is entitled to a stage, a TV spot, or a book deal. Or as Alex Pareene hilariously said in response to the New York Times covering another stop on the freeze peach college campus moral panic tour: “If You Truly Care About Speech, You Will Invite Me to Your Office to Personally Call You a Dipshit.” Even when supposed free speech and civil debate advocates go on to run their own platforms, they rarely talk to people to their left. Instead, free speech and fears of suppression are used as marketing tactics, not core moral values. That’s why you never hear them advocate for lefty protestors who are unjustly jailed, students who face expulsion penalties for their free speech, or government scientists who face routine censorship of their research. PICTURED: 200 activists and several journalists were unfairly arrested as part of protests against Trump’s inauguration in 2017. A judge finally dropped charges in July of 2018. Not pictured: free speech defenders defending them. (As an aside, there are plenty of civil libertarian groups that do a ton of great work on actual free speech and academic freedom issues. When fake free speech advocates don’t show up to these fights, they show that they’re in it for their speech, not anyone else’s.) The freeze peach advocate should be reminded that no one is entitled to a platform and no one is actually preventing them from speaking. More importantly, their attention should be refocused to the actual policy debates at hand. THE PURITY TESTER The purity tester would like you to know that Al Gore uses airplanes (so troubling for an environmentalist!) and that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wore a nice outfit for a photo shoot once (what kind of socialism is that?!). The purity tester isn’t here to tell you a policy agenda is wrong; they’re here to tell you those are bad spokespeople for their cause. If Gore swore off flying, would the Koch brothers suddenly come to Jesus on climate policy? Nope. And if Ocasio Cortez pledged to only wear thrift store chic on the House floor, would people like Charlie Kirk finally accept the need for universal health care? No way. These are goofy bad faith arguments that attempt to take the focus off policy and put it on advocates instead. They’re a form of concern-trolling that should be dismissed out of hand, although asking the purity tester to name an advocate whose arguments they’d be willing to listen to can be amusing. It’s rare that they’ve ever considered the idea of a good advocate before, which demonstrates that it’s just agnotology at work. THE LOGIC NERD The logic nerd has a very clear argument. The argument has multiple parts, each of which is impeccable and internally consistent. The logic nerd has his facts straight, too, and has a number of counterarguments ready to deploy should you try to poke holes. In fact, the logic nerd has three rhetorical questions ready to go to expose your fallacious reasoning and will ask them, in turn, regardless of what you say or do. I have some love for the logic nerd. If I had less empathy and less of a sense of just how much damage shitty public policy does to people, I too could have grown up to be a logic nerd, dear reader. But I came to realize that politics isn’t a dispute over which facts are true or whether your logic is valid. It’s a dispute over which facts are the most relevant to a debate and what logic we should follow when setting and enforcing laws. For instance, a logic nerd would love to debate you about the pay gap: Are women really paid less than men? If so, by how much, and in which industries? But what about this industry where some women are paid more? Should we not examine the data? Okay, look at my data! Do you deny my data, sir? It is the best and only data! Sir, by your own logic… What the logic nerd fails to realize is that equal pay laws give people the right to sue individual companies and institutions for pay discrimination. You can make all the societal-level arguments about the pay gap you want, but the actual law (and lawsuits) exist alongside that discussion, which is much closer to the reality that people live with every day when fighting discrimination. Responding to the logic nerd is a joy because if you fail to play along with their game, they will ad hominem the shit out of you. Failure to answer rhetorical questions, even by pointing out why the questions are not relevant, will result in persistent sea-lioning. There’s only one way to truly defeat the logic nerd. You must introduce him to the Fallacy Man. (Read the whole thing, please.) THE TONE POLICE AND PERSUASION PUNDITS When people have truly bad positions to defend, they often attempt to make a meta-argument about tone and persuasive power instead. This is endemic in Washington. For instance, a Daily Caller editor went to a progressive rally and was shocked — shocked — to find that people there were angry about politics. Well, yeah, a lot of people who show up to political events are upset about something and want to change and fix it. But instead of responding to what they were upset about (sinking wages and crappy health care), the editor focused on their tone. Not surprisingly, the same publication would never be shocked at right-wing anger, such as Tea Party rallies condemning Obama. That’s because their anger is always justified, but yours never is. Similarly, conservatives will routinely criticize NFL players for how they’re protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. But they’ll never suggest an alternative means of protesting. No tone is the only tone they want to hear. Meanwhile, many #NeverTrump conservatives are often trapped in persuasion punditry when they argue with liberals. “Medicare for all? Don’t you know Midwesterners are skeptical of big government? That’s not gonna play well in Trump country,” they say. Well, that’s certainly an easier argument to make than saying millions of people should suffer from a lack of health care and that you’re fundamentally okay with that. But in removing themselves one layer from actual policy, pundits can appear savvy without actually committing themselves to a real position, even as they justify the status quo. Bret Stephens, a conservative New York Times writer, wrote a column about how climate advocates should be more persuasive to him and other conservatives by not being so strident and certain about climate change being bad. But when another writer asked him which climate policies he might ever support, he couldn’t say. When people are really making an argument about persuading someone, they actually try to persuade them. If not, it’s just more bad faith. The solution to tone policing and bad punditry is just focusing on the issues. If someone wants to keep distracting from that with what’s fundamentally a political tactics discussion, ask them to help get your preferred policy passed. If they say no, congrats: You’ve found their real position. THE "BOTH-SIDERIST" The both siderist is very reasonable. So reasonable, in fact, that people who care about politics actually look very unreasonable by comparison: Did you hear about the bad thing Republicans did? Well, Democrats did a bad thing too once, and it’s all quite unfortunate that everyone can’t be as reasonable as me. Has "the both siderist" ever taken any actions to try to improve the political system? Well, it’s funny that you ask; no, they haven’t. What they have done is ask everyone, very nicely, to be civil and take it easy and not get too political with all that politics. But in insisting on being the most reasonable person in the room, the both siderist has failed to read the room. Their postured reasonableness obscures the political realities we’re dealing with: rampant Republican gerrymandering, voter suppression, human rights abuses, and anti-democratic power grabs from people like McConnell and Trump. Nearly all the Republican moderates have been voted out of office. Redefining “moderate” doesn’t make them more moderate, it just drags the debate to the right. The both siderist has a lot of political opinions, but their most important opinion is that both sides are bad — even if one side is doing objectively terrible shit to millions of people. It’s because the both siderist desperately wants to be off the hook for having to actually do anything to improve our political system. As the Republican Party has gone off the rails in the Obama era, this has led to a deeper and deeper stretch of both siderism logic. For instance, Amy Chua, writing in The Atlantic about the decline of democracy, equates Trump threatening to revoke people’s citizenship and strip them of their voting rights with college students asking a university to stop venerating a slave-owning Founding Father. But one of these fundamentally alters the realities of American political life for decades; the other is a campus debate over a statue. The committed both siderist must never admit that one party or one side in a debate is worse than the other. If they did, they might have to do something about it. DEBATING IN GOOD FAITH It’s worth remembering that the people who respond to you online are usually less than 1 percent of 1 percent, and the reason they’re writing is that they virulently disagree. In the broader public sphere, it would be good to see fact-checkers, pundits, magazine editors, and TV hosts actually try to pin people down on real positions. As Matt Bruenig has noted, political debates often function in two different universes. There’s a “take universe” with columns, opinion pieces, and think tank reports. Some of them are hot takes. Others are lukewarm, and if you dig into them, they’re just the same circle of people citing themselves as the source of The Truth on a given topic. Then there’s the real universe of actual data, actual outcomes for people and actual structures of power in society. In Bruenig’s case, he introduces hard data about public ownership of industries and worker control over businesses into fuzzy ideologically rigid “take universe” debates about capital, labor, and socialism. I’ve loved working with scientists because reality is real and scientists are responsive to it. The political class should be too. We’re drifting further from that precisely because conservative authoritarians attack sources of information that help us see reality: an independent press, science and academia, and public employees who work for all of us. They cultivate ignorance as surely as the tobacco companies did. It’s the only way they can hold onto power. They exploit the proliferation of online media to make the world too hard to understand. They make agnotology a certainty to obscure obvious realities like the fact that countries with universal health care have better health outcomes and the obvious ethical argument that no one has to die from lack of medical care in the richest country on Earth. Some of the best writing on arguments deals with the overwhelming amount of bullshit and uninformative information available in the modern media system. Neil Postman, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death, argued in his later books that we must become “loving resistance fighters” who focus on our lived reality and core humanist values rather than media representations that can never truly stand in for our world. Even though I work in communications and media, I’ve tried to live up to that. I go to organizing meetings. I canvass and knock on doors. I show up for protests and direct actions. I’m a member of two unions. This stuff matters; real people matter. The real consequences of policy are life and death for millions of us. So we should focus on that relentlessly and never get distracted by bullshit, bad faith arguments.
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    This thread has been dormant for a while, but I feel it's important to add a couple things. First, the global average temperature has been on the increase for the last 140 years. Second, the atmospheric CO2 ppm values have increased in a fashion that correlates directly with the rise in temperature. CO2 is in fact a potent greenhouse gas. Sure, it's plant food too, but that means precisely nothing in the face of increasing wildfires and deforestation on a global scale. Just as CO2 is plant food, water is also the stuff of life as we know it, but too much of a good thing can have grave consequences. When researching a topic like global climate change, where literally trillions of dollars are at stake, it's important that you check your sources. The above referenced NIPCC is HIGHLY questionable in its ability to be objective. Funding comes from the right-wing think tank Heartland Institute; these are lobbyists who engage in intellectual fraud. In the 1990s they worked with Philip-Morris to discredit public health concerns over second hand smoke. The foreword to Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming was written by Marita Noon, a lobbyist for the coal and oil industries. Further, and this is just my speculation here, the name "Nongovernmental International Panel On Climate Change" or NIPCC bares some striking similarities to "Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change" or IPCC. NIPCC is funded by the energy industry, IPCC is a UN organization. Take that for what it's worth, but it adds another layer that makes it just smack of gaslighting to me. Follow the money. Here are a couple pages from NASA with some pretty sweet graphs: https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/ https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/ Admittedly, mainstream media reporting is pretty deficient in scientific literacy, as is the general population. But the issue of anthropogenic climate change does in fact have an overwhelming consensus among publishing climate scientists--around 97%, which is impressive. Attempts have been made to undermine the legitimacy of this consensus by including the opinions of non-experts. Here is a paper supporting this: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/048002/pdf We can kick the can down the road all day about solar minimums and things of that nature. But that's only a distraction from the issue that's right in front of our faces and is threatening our planet.
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    Elizabeth isn't as strong on Medicare for All as I would like but she's def my second choice. Kamala has so many ugly things in her past as the top cop in the bay area that I legit do not want her to win. She has super problematic ideas about policing and the role of the law in our lives, and some of her truancy policies resulted in poor black families suffering the most. She's a tough bitch though, which I like but not enough for her to be president.
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    I went through the Energy Reports to look at Nexuses since Dec 21 2012, when we officially moved into the Mature Soul Age. I summarized each one in my own words, but you can just go to each Energy Report post in the transcripts and see what was written if you'd like. I hope this sparks some understanding of the world in the last few years. It's very interesting to see how each Nexus builds up into the next. Try not to think of them as separate points in time, but as a stream of energy forming or dissipating into the next- as it's a lot more entertaining to see the patterns holistically. 2012 Dec 21= MAJOR DIVERGENCE and CONVERGENCE: Realities branch and merge because of various beliefs and theories about shifts, destruction, ascension etc. that emphasize our Anxious Uncertainty and whether this will be met with Reaction or Response. 2013 (Based on the info below, my guess is this was a Year of Collective Confidence) Jan 5-8= DIVERGENCE: Realities branch that either emphasize and amplify Collective Stubbornness especially in Politics & International Events- or free themselves from that to move on. Feb 11-15= DIVERGENCE: Themed in Flow. Realities branch that either resign to -Inertia, or actively contribute to collective redirection. Around this period, it’s especially inspiring and motivating to create structures that increase our capacity for peace, calm, abundance and +Freedom. Mar 15= DIVERGENCE: Same as the February Divergence, but with more resistance to being responsible for the Flow of our life. - Jun 14-16= MAJOR CONVERGENCE: Parallels merge due to a rise of consciousness among all of them that are aiming to represent one’s Personality more confidently in the world. This Nexus merges several branches from our past that resigned from their Power and hid themselves from scrutiny, rejection, failure etc.- but have now accepted their Empowerment, bringing a mix of grief, anguish, struggle, insight, motivation and excitement. - Aug 2-5= DIVERGENCE: Versions of us “peel away” from this reality to focus on their collapsing, ignored, rejected or eclipsed Ideals. Aug 28-31= DIVERGENCE: Themed in Resolution. A spontaneous branching for the Collective to focus on various ideals and responsibilities still unresolved in Politics. On the Personal Level, this brings apocalyptic, disastrous or disturbing imagery through dreams as we are “weeding out” the worst-case scenarios for how these world issues could be tackled. - Oct 7-21= DIVERGENCE: Parallels branch off to focus on strikingly different versions of our future Global Economy. This then pivots us all toward or away from a Resource-based Economy. Nov 9-11= CONVERGENCE: Themed in Death. A Reunion of Parallels where we or significant others passed away. This brings dreams in that recall vague, strange variations of our life/experiences that came from other parallels where we or our loved ones, animal companions or people from our past actually died. Dec 1-3= MINI CONVERGENCE: Themed in Death. A Nexus that merges any parallel versions of us/others that died over the past few months. Dec 15-19= DIVERGENCE: Themed in Acceleration. A branching into 2014’s Intellectual Priest in Growth energy, or not. If there’s a rapid amplification into a strong whirlwind of activities & effort emphasizing renewed enthusiasm for your intentions, projects and tasks for 2014 then this would’ve occurred. Otherwise, these last 2 Weeks of 2013 would be more calming and recuperative before the coming January Nexus. 2014 (Based on the info below, my guess is this was a Year of Collective Healing) Jan 6-8= DIVERGENCE: Parallels split that will most strongly or weakly emphasize the core themes of 2014- bringing more focus and footing to our Intentions. Feb 12-15= CONVERGENCE: Themed in Relating. Parallels “here” that are working on growing closer to tentative relationships & dropping barriers/inhibitions in the process, merge with those realities that have already done so. Mar 29-31= CONVERGENCE: Parallels merge that wish to bring focus back to projects, plans, future anticipations and coordination through Cooperation and Community. - Apr 5-9= CONVERGENCE: Parallels merge that branched off as far back as Childhood. This may cause dreams to come up bringing back nostalgic symbols/memories from our childhood and any past lives resonating with that. May 17-19: CONVERGENCE: Themed in Turning Points. A subtle or obvious haunting, distracting sense that how we’re doing things may need to change- merging us into parallels where we are already doing things that matter more to us. Jun 3-8= DIVERGENCE: Themed in Efficiency. Those involved in this nexus branch off parts of themselves not willing to participate in/contribute to the changes needed to create new paths for their life. This brings a sharp halt to those that see their ideas for change would simply not work, so they then clean out their mind/heart of these attachments. - Aug 25-30= MAJOR CONVERGENCE: Parallels that have similar realizations about Global or Environmental Conflicts now merge. On a smaller scale, versions of us that are exploring internal conflicts & indecisiveness about commitments/directions now shift to either a conscious choice toward personal/global fulfillment or a needed breakdown & rebuilding. *A branch of realities from the 1700s CE where the US wasn’t founded & wide-scale religious, political and military oppression ensued across the globe for the last 200 years, now merge with ours- as they have gone through uprisings since the 80s against this to establish a constitution that is now birthing the US in 2014 “there”. This will either lead the US out of its seat of power for the next 20-50 years, or escalate it into a heightened position beyond all comprehension. (This info is not from the Energy Report, but from this Private Session by Maureen.) - Oct 28-31= DIVERGENCE: Permanently-wounded aspects of us that refuse to allow Healing branch off, freeing those that are willing to heal to feel relief. Nov 26= CONVERGENCE: Versions of us that are willing to Heal now merge, bringing gratitude, appreciation and comfort that can bring more relief, confidence and trust again. Dec 11-13= CONVERGENCE: More parallels and people that have brought wounding to the surface come together to Heal anything from across 2014. Waves of creative solutions and resources now emerge to facilitate this personal and social healing. 2015 (Based on the info below, my guess is this was a Year of Collective Peace) Feb 25-28= DIVERGENCE: Realities branch based on choices toward -Subservience or +Devotion. This focuses us on healing parts of our life left in broken circuits, or brings out realizations of anything missing that could replenish our Submission. Mar 20-23= CONVERGENCE: A Reunion of parallels from 1999 over the Fear of Technology. They explored moving away from technology, then cleared up these fears & returned trust in it, merging with us. This Nexus then explores how technological impact is accelerating & how we need to either take breaks from it to return balance, or transform isolating technologies into more meaningful and intimate ones. - Apr 18-20= CONVERGENCE: A Reunion of parallels from 2002 around Overreactions/Phobias that veered toward Full-scale War- but then brought focus back toward greater peace, merging with our Parallels that have secured that (even with clear growing pains). Jun 20-23= DIVERGENCE: Realities branch based on our reactions to Surprises happening through the month that bring shock or understanding. *In some parallels, Earthquakes happened in the Pacific Rim and New Madrid Fault. (This info is not from the Energy Report, but from this Ask M Transcript.) - Jul 20-23= CONVERGENCE: June’s divergence separated parallels creating war/oppression & parallels creating equality/inclusion. This Nexus then brings all realities in that are actively evolving & exploring Equality, Inclusion, Empathy and Compassion. Aug 14= CONVERGENCE: Straggling Parallels of versions of us that gave up/stopped trying because of hardships/obstacles/struggles now return because they’ve worked on Healing. As such, we feel our sense of effort, enthusiasm and energy amplify now. Sep 14= CONVERGENCE: Parallels merge for those who explored isolation, separation, lack of intimacy/community etc. This Nexus then brings heightened efforts to nurture and sustain common ground, intimacy and resonance. On larger scales, this shift relates issues of immigration, borders and equality. - Oct 18= DIVERGENCE: Realities branch to bring Shifts in Power among countries. Nov 22-23= DIVERGENCE: Realities that are concerned with the balance of Practical Reality with Fantasy/Illusion, or an extreme entrenching in one or the other now branch off. For most older souls, this was a reality check nexus that could be used to practically nurture or plant our fantasies into reality. Dec 25-28= DIVERGENCE: Parallels branch to explore dreaded or anticipated versions of the Future, through choices of self-nurturing or self-preservation. 2016 (A Year of Collective Turning Points [Confirmation]) Jan 10-15= CONVERGENCE: Themed in Death. Similar parallels reunite where certain fragments just died vs had died some time ago. Most who die in the next 3 Months are in final closure of all their parallels. Feb 8-17= MAJOR DIVERGENCE: A Planetary Shift of parallels to more Peaceful and Humanitarian Paths, more Turbulent and Disruptive Paths, or more of “The Same”. This Nexus feels like letting go of directions you’re no longer interested in & a renewed conscious focus on what you are. Mar 19= MINI DIVERGENCE: A possible shift related to events caused by a high-profile event or person representing the force of a population/collective. If it occurred, it would narrow paths forward. - Apr 22-29= MAJOR DIVERGENCE: A previous Energy Shift on April 16-19 that emphasized Power Struggles & made us see where our personal, national or global Center of Power is, may now result in a Shift in Power that closes down several potential parallels. May 30= MINOR DIVERGENCE: A small but intense shift that emphasizes a major event in your individual life or on a larger-scale for the country or planet. - Jul 29= DIVERGENCE: Parallels branch off for those that are interested in escalating toward greater War. Sep 26= BREAKTHROUGH: For those in a Turning Point, this Nexus emphasizes Breakthrough and leaves behind the options of Breakdown. If this shift didn't come, you may have felt a huge release from gravity to float above and be free from patterns of burden and demand to recreate yourself, refresh your perspective, bring relief from fears so you can catch your breath & take on the rest of the year with vitality, creativity and love. - Nov 7-10= MAJOR DIVERGENCE: A dramatic shift to work on Collective Karmic Themes. All living on the planet are on a path that seeks to heal the world on a profound and lasting level now- though it may not look like so as the wounds have to be clearly identified and pronounced & the creation of such peace is not always pretty. There are 2 Major Karmas being tapped into now. Younger Souls are working out Karma around choosing Collective Responsibility and Self-Discipline vs Self-Preservation and Oppression. Older Souls are working out Karma around choosing Passivity/Complacency and Convenience vs Being Awake and Taking Action to Resolve Legitimate Threats. Dec 13-21= CONVERGENCE: A slow, lengthy merging of all realities coming together on the verge of Global Revolution. 2017 (A Year of Collective Humanitarianism [This was confirmed, but I cannot find the Transcript, except for this.]) Jan 19-23= CONVERGENCE: Same as the December Convergence above. Feb 26-Mar 2= MAJOR DIVERGENCE: A nexus bringing the first signs of Relief from recent events. It was an exit ramp for those interested in extreme versions of reality which removed that element from our parallels to help improve morale for those “here”. Mar 30= MINI DIVERGENCE: Parallels branch off for those in our Energy Ring that are actively refusing Pleasure or Peace. - Apr 15-20= DIVERGENCE: Certain Parallels branch towards themes of War. May 19-21= DIVERGENCE: A potentially Dramatic Shift to more meaningful, acceptable and inclusive negotiations among world leaders- or more turmoil, shock and extremism. - Jul 20-23= MAJOR CONVERGENCE: A great clash between discordant realities arises- where how deeply you’re invested in Being Right vs Being Fair comes up, due to strong Declarations made by you+others toward one side or the other. On a Personal Scale, this shows as a strong sense you must choose between staying locked in -Subjectivity or finally embrace +Objectivity. For the Collective this divide shows in the Political Arena. Aug 21= DIVERGENCE: Branchings related to the Total Solar Eclipse that prompted unexpected effects triggering collective panic/shock or wonder/awe (especially in the US). Sep 20-23= DIVERGENCE: More branchings that shifted Parallels toward various extremes for the next 100 Years. As they split off, they acted like release valves bringing greater relief from pressure, or a continued sense of trust and calm in collective progress over collapse for our parallels “here”. - Oct 10-14= DIVERGENCE: A branching with unknown effects that were never explained. Nov 21= CONVERGENCE: A mix of Parallels where growing fears/anxiety/uncertainty were met with successful solutions now converge, bringing a fairly pivotal time for Healing & Problem-solving that will unfold over the next 3 to 6 Months. Dec 18-22= CONVERGENCE: An unusual merging of parallels that have “failed” or “succeeded” at fulfilling key patterns share in common extremes of Climate & Power Struggles. The same conditions exist across these realities, but there are differences in the people's capacity for resolving these daunting scenarios. A wave of “refugee” parallels that moved into hopelessness were integrating into our reality to seek help & this brought a sobering vision & awareness of the larger-scale issues for those who had been ignoring reality. 2018 (A Year of Collective Revolution [Confirmation by Kurtis]) Dec 23 2017 - Jul 11 2018= NEXUS BUBBLE: The Ms say that Nexuses are like synaptic pathways for the mind of Human Sentience to explore various passages of thought, emotion and action. A Nexus Bubble however, is like a neural cell that gets so dense with Karmic and Self-Karmic thoughts, emotions and actions it weighs humanity down. As such, we were now forced during this period of time to deal with these patterns of karma & self-karma until everyone on the planet could see it's a problem- and so any sense of personal reality was then flipped upside down so we could see the collective reality around us. Nexus Bubbles tend to occur during a monumental Paradigm Shift from one Soul Age to another, as there is a pivotal lesson learnt at these times that changes the course of life forever. (You can explore this in the Nexus Bubble Transcript) In our case, we are shifting from a Young Soul Paradigm to a Mature Soul Paradigm- and the karma & self-karma at hand is one of humanity continuing to perpetuate and allow all forms of INTENTIONAL VIOLENCE to occur indefinitely. During this period, we have learnt that we are all A PART OF LIFE, and that the idea that we all have separate personal lives is an illusion. As such we are facing the fear that we can't divide, separate, escape, compartmentalize ourselves from the world- and realizing a deep truth that we are all interconnected and always will be. Through this, Humanity is en route to generating a reality of GLOBAL UNITY, but this will play out in both negative and positive ways. --- July 12-21= NEXUS BUBBLE COLLAPSES, bringing MAJOR DIVERGENCE and CONVERGENCE. This shift is characterized by a strong sense of acceleration, intensity and escalation. The Divergence was focused on a Liberation of incompatible & disparate parts of everyone that were bottled up in the same reality throughout the Nexus Bubble. The Convergence was focused on various parallels of us Listening to our Core Voice- cutting off or through all the noisy bullshit voices around & inside us to hear at least one voice within or around that says we matter to & in this world. (Three Private Sessions talked about this: JanetH, Dawn and Becca.) Aug 25-27= CONVERGENCE: Parallels that each see "Strength in Numbers" and are willing to address, shift and resolve the looming potential of war & great conflict now merge. This marks a rise in serious awareness & consideration of the Reality of War, as Humanity comes to shift away from Young Soul ideas of Growing through Conflict, and into Mature Soul ideas of Growing through Compassion. September 25-27: DIVERGENCE: Sudden and solid obstacles came up that needed immediate solutions. The more one was locked into Dogma, the harder the path to solutions was for the Personality, Community or Planet. --- November 5-11: MAJOR DIVERGENCE: Parallels spin off to explore a morbid curiosity for and apathy to a 5 Year descent into Unimaginable Dystopia. (This info is not from the Energy Report, but from this Private Session by Janet.) December 31-January 3: CONVERGENCE: Parallels come together to Heal and Recover. 2019 (A Year of Collective Empowerment [Confirmation by Rosario]) March 1-5: DIVERGENCE: Parallels spin off to explore various "worst-case scenarios". [Perhaps for the 5 Year descent into Unimaginable Dystopia?] --- April 19-22: CONVERGENCE: Parallels come together with a focus on the Cleanup and Sorting through of one’s house, relationships, mind etc. May 18-21: CONVERGENCE: Parallels come together to focus on True Grounding through a growing sense of emotional peace and sanctuary that is done with old problems, and ready to embrace new power and pleasure through revitalizing social connections. June 21: CONVERGENCE= We're merging with parallels that have increased inspiring actions in their lives and world towards renewed paths of enthusiasm for a better future- because they've committed to Participating in their lives and now we are too.
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    I think the agreements of necessity are easy to overlook and take for granted. I am starting to add these experiences into my journal as I recognize and remember these exchanges with others across my days. I think it is beneficial to show more gratitude for these agreements as well.
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    Pete Shelley, lead singer and guitarist of Buzzcocks, died a couple of days ago. I can't overstate my love for that band, nor their importance in the punk and postpunk canon, such as it is (there is no canon but if there were one, Buzzcocks would be mandatory). I've loved them deeply since I was 16 and I really can't choose just one song that I love best, but here's the one I'm trying to convince my bandmates to cover. Man do I ever relate to these sentiments. Shelley was, by all accounts, a gracious and kind person, and he consciously worked to write songs that were, in his words, "ambisexual", so as not to exclude anyone. In his words, "The only people they exclude are people who don't know anything about love." He was a queer punk pioneer and one of the best songwriters out there. I am so sad.
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    I came by this while reading into ailments, illnesses and wounding today, and it's a good reminder about hurt and harm. I had to add some space in the quote, for easier reading. And I especially enjoy the last sentence from Michael, it's uplifting.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Soul Age Levels] [GeraldineB] As Sage-casted Sage in the 4th Old Soul Level, I can't distinguish which plays a bigger role in my near obsession with truth. In fact, I can see this as a problem with all Old Sages. How do Sages validate being Old Soul vs other Soul Ages? MEntity: Sages tend to always be focused on some exploration and play with the "truth," but it is in the Old Soul Age that INTEGRITY and truth become synonymous. Another way to put this is that honesty becomes priority. By the time one is an Old Soul, or an Old Sage, the spectrum of definition for "the truth" is well-known and understood, so it becomes far more important to the Sage that there is integrity and honesty in one's truth, whatever that truth may be. This sense of honesty and integrity becomes extremely nuanced and sensitive to the Old Sage. More accurate meaning can often be found between the words and behaviors of others than the Sage often cares to deal with, but it grows like a "sixth sense." ... That is one way for how the Old Sage can validate his Old Soulness: the sense of priority for Integrity and Honesty. [GeraldineB] When that is all one has, it's all one knows. So, it's not really a validation MEntity: To match that internal validation, it can also be of help to observe or be open to the feedback from others about one's own integrity and honesty. These may tend to be prominent areas of discussion, challenges, or sensitivity from others for the Sage, as well. For many Old Sages, this is a familiar area of defense because others may bring it up about the Sage, as well, in some way.
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    This material was originally posted by Martha following a POF on October 5, 2011. Question: Can I get an update on current active Agreements? It feels like a lot is going on “behind the scenes”. MEntity: Since you have more than 35 currently-active Agreements, we think it would be easier to describe to you how to go about identifying those with whom you share Agreements, rather than to list each of them and their details. It is not a difficult Task for an individual to identify these, and we think our students are quite capable of doing so on their own. We think this may help: Agreements come in 3 forms: Essence, Personality, and Spontaneous. There may be better words to describe these, but these will do for now. Essence Agreements are those that are made prior to birth by the Essences involved, or during Astral exchanges during the lifetime. Essence manages these, but Personality can always trump them. Personality Agreements are those made between two people who have met, and discover that they would like to make plans. It is that simple. These count as Agreements and are no different from those on an Essence Level, except in context of origin. Personal Agreements always trump Essence Agreements. Spontaneous/Pivotal Agreements are those that happen "on the spot," between two Personalities, not because they have grown to know one another, but because of immediate need or desire. Spontaneous/Pivotal Agreements trump all other Agreements. The trumping of Agreements come from the fact of impact, not because one is more important than another. For instance, Essence One made Agreements to Mate with Essence Two. The Personality of Essence One has found herself attracted to the Personality of Essence Three because of proximity within the workplace. Personality One and Personality Three start dating exclusively. Essence Two now shows up as planned. Personality One is now torn [between] Two and Three. Instead of communicating and maturely handling the process of choice around such a situation, she "cheats" with Personality Two, which is discovered by Three. And now all Agreements are off among all involved. All choices of Essence take the "back seat," if you will, to all choices made by Personality, because Personality only gets that one life, and it is yours to do with as you please, which means completely revamping all Agreements carefully set up by Essence prior to the life, if you choose to so. Essence, Personality, or Pivotal Agreements have no tier of priority for Essence, but the more one begins to make choices consciously, the more one tends to align with Essence Agreements. But because the Personality knows the terrain of the physical life much better than Essence does, it will always have the advantage in sustaining, rejecting, or creating Agreements. The way you can tell with whom you share Agreements is if THAT PERSON MATTERS IN SOME WAY. It is that simple. This may not be the person from whom you borrow a stapler, but it can be a person whom you see every day who serves your coffee, or drives your bus, or services your car, or changes or impacts your life. We can go into greater detail as to the different depths and circles of Agreements at another time, but our point in this exchange is to say that you are surrounded by Agreements. For us to list them in any given day is no different from your looking at your day in retrospect and listing every single person who crossed paths with you that day, internally or externally, who MATTERED to you in some way. And people matter far more to each other than they ever give each other credit for. Rather than taking on the daunting task of listing everyone who mattered to you in the day, it may be helpful to start with two groups: those that obviously mattered, and those whom you think mattered. Listing 3 from each group every day can add to one's level of gratitude and consciousness in ways that may be surprising. The level of consciousness involved in terms of who matters to whom is unnecessary, or no progress would be made. In the case of our Older Soul students, consciousness cannot be undone, so you may be achingly aware of when others are not reciprocating consciously, or conscious at all, but it should have no impact on whether that person mattered to you, or whether you know that you mattered to him or her.
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    Yes, that’s the one @Uma. I included it in my blog Compassionate Act & Dreams of Convergence. I’ve felt the darkness and the weight since August 2014 and it hasn’t let up since then it’s just intensified. I suspect it going to get weightier and darker until we get relief through the Infinite Soul manifestation in 2020. Interesting times, indeed. ?
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    This sounds like you're suggesting that the priorities are negative and NEED to be resolved. That's not necessarily the case, and probably isn't usually the case. My priority may be Death (see My Priority: Death), but rather than thinking this needs to be resolved so that I can get into something else, figuring this out really explained a lot about my life. It's not the morbid Priority that I initially envisioned when Michael discussed it in the session, but a driving force that has been active or in the background for more than 45 years of my life. I fully expect the ultimate resolution to be my own death, at which point all my questions about death will be answered. Right? In the meantime, the Priority for me is a central organizing component behind my spiritual research and experience, and I'm not at all upset by it being my Priority, nor do I feel another Priority would be 'better'. Even someone with a Priority of Addiction may not need resolution, but may drive toward life experiences that focus on managing/healing/avoiding Addiction, not necessarily being Addicted. To me, knowing about the 9 Priorities helps explain an internal drive that might otherwise be unexplained -- or unnoticed -- had these not been presented to me. And I think that's the reason Michael wanted to present the topic. All the questions raised during the session about how to switch Priorities probably arise from an incomplete understanding of the topic, which still needs to be fleshed out, as well as knee-jerk reaction to the terms given. (Aaaack! I CAN'T have a Priority of Sex!) As far as cells having consciousness, I believe Michael has mentioned this previously, and Seth also discusses this concept quite often. All matter has consciousness; only the degree differs. One of my favorite OMW sessions ever was Tending to Your 7 Basic Rights, which discusses how even a rock has consciousness. The degree to which our body cells collaborate to create and support a human body is just another example of how awesome our universe is.
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    Ask Michael - August 6, 2017 MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. ***QUEUE IS NOW OPEN*** MEntity: Yes, Juni. Juni: You said back in November in the Energy Report that the time had come to balance collective Karma against Complacency, Convenience and Self-preservation. How are we doing with that so far and what actions are proving to be most effective ? Please comment on how it feels/how we'll know when Collective Karma is successfully balanced, if there is time. I think since you mentioned the IS manifestation probability is nearing 100%, we might not be doing too well MEnity: Collective Karma is a long-term pattern that requires collective participation in balancing. It tends to take a minimum of one generation to do so. MEntity: At the moment, there is a fairly strong launching of shift in that pattern from among a relatively small percentage of population, but that is also fairly common. MEntity: It tends to take a dedicated force to hold a pattern long enough for it to be of interest to others. MEntity: That force is holding strong in offering and creating education, patience, alternatives, and direction. MEntity: When collective karma is being balanced, it tends to start as a contentious minority of population who are awake. They refuse to "go back to sleep" and have recognized the fundamental necessity for balancing the karma so that evolution can occur. MEntity: Because there can be various small populations who are contentious, some are generating karma and some are balancing it. Those who are balancing karma do so as a way to help unite and heal the population, while those who are generating karma tend to focus on dividing and harming a population. MEntity: Because there are so many incarnated at this time, and because there are factors involved where the trajectory of human existence is at risk, it would be difficult to balance this collective karma without planting a sequence of perpetual support from your greater sources. MEntity: The Infinite Soul is not going to "save you," but the effects of the Manifestation can tend to prompt greater participation from among those who have found ways to avoid the karma. NEXT, Cong Cong: Hi Michael, I want to ask about chakra links and how they are related to the unification of entities, cadres, and energy rings. You have said once :”It is often exciting and moving to look at forming a new link with one fragment who is Linked to another. The synchronicities begin then.” I wonder if creating the chakra links is one of the first steps towards the unification. Also can we generalize the idea and say that a unified entity is an entity where all members have all of their chakras linked (there are more than 7 chakras of course)? MEntity: Unification of Entities begins with the first contacts among the individuals extant. It begins with those first forms of communication in any way. This means that the first caress of affection can start that process for two fragments, or huddling to avoid threat, or feeding one another, grooming, etc. These are the very first steps because these begin the bank of experiences that, eventually, coalesce into more 3rd and 4th dimensional memories that carry from one lifetime to the next and generate the resonance that become Essence Recognition. MEntity: In terms of Chakras and Linking that comes from shared Monads, these are more long-term in effect than other forms of reunion and bonding. What reunites an entity is the mathematical magnetism, so to speak, that draws fragments to return from fragmentation and back into formation. The bonds that bring this are those developed between Task Companions. MEntity: Linking that happens within an entity can help in the reunion of an Entity, but Linking tends to be more helpful in reunions across and throughout Cadres. MEntity: A reunited entity does not have all chakras aligned and functioning as "one" until the Causal Plane. NEXT, Kurtis. Kurtis: Hi Ms. Today I'd like an elaboration on the Venusian Health. There's not much info on it. MEntity: VENUSIAN HEALTH: MEntity: When Venus is primary to Health, it means that the parathyroid is the primary gland system used for processing experiences that get to the level of the body. This tends to show up as issues involving body temperature regulation on the most common of days, and move into issues involving calcium growths or depletion or deposits, cysts, and some skin conditions. MEntity: When Venus Health has become a factor, it tends to mean that the issues being processed are all about the blow to one's sense of access to others in terms of affection. MEntity: Venusian Health tends to be affected by embarrassment and how others see them. NEXT, Connor: Connor: Hi Michael. Connor: I can’t for the life of me find the specific transcript, but sometime back in late 2016 I remember you describing a high likelihood of Interception by extraterrestrials by 2025. Connor: Has the likelihood of Interception shifted in lieu of all that has happened since 2016? Your recent assessment of the likelihood of Infinite Soul manifestation at nearly 100% implies lots of turbulence in our immediate future. Connor: And if extraterrestrials do show up, how would we communicate? Translation devices? Have extraterrestrials studied Earth languages? Connor: I expect to ride in a spaceship before I die, so those ETs better hurry up. MEntity: Chronic turbulence can be a prompt for the return of the Infinite Soul, but that is not always the case. The Infinite Soul can manifest during ages of abundance and calm, as well. The key is in the patterns that may be in place that threaten the healthy trajectory of the species. Even in "the best of times" there can be danger, especially when complacency can come with bliss. MEntity: Humanity must always participate in its trajectory, especially after the Young Soul Age. It is when a higher number of fragments begin to opt out from responsibilities that the species faces its greatest threats. MEntity: We can say that 75% to 80% of the population has opted out from any true responsibility for the trajectory of humanity. This is because a large portion of the planet struggles in survival mode while a significant, but smaller, population indulges without comprehension of consequence. MEntity: As for off-planet species, we can only say that confirmation on a wide scale is nearing. We do not mean to be elusive about a time frame, but it is not a scheduled event. We do not know if this will be presented as actual contact, or as discovery. MEntity: It is not tied to the Infinite Soul and would not be bumped or affected. Off-planet species confirmation is an inevitable part of the Physical Plane experience, and it comes, eventually, for most sentient species in some way. Connor: Not for the seahorses? MEntity: Regarding communication, it would depend upon which species makes contact or is discovered. If a sentient species were to make widespread contact, communication could come with patience, regardless of language. If a non-sentient species is discovered, language would likely be moot. MEntity: In short, off-planet discovery and/or mainstream contact is still on the table and pending. MEntity: NEXT, Crystal. Crystal: Hi Michaels: I am a huge fan of Jean Auel's Earths Children (Clan of the Cave Bear and sequels) and was wondering if Jean tapped into our actual past or a parallel timeframe. The story is so compelling to so many people. Crystal: And her societies were egalitarian, peaceful and sophisticated - was this something that existed or was this research and wishful thinking? MEntity: There is validity to the recall that is used as inspiration for this series. It is embellished with fictions that help tell universal stories of the emotional body, but the history is fairly valid in many ways. It tells a story of as best it can within the confines of acceptable and practical history, while using creativity and vision to flesh it out. MEntity: Those forms of societies most certainly existed. MEntity: NEXT, Nan. Nan: Yes, Hello. I’ve been reading in Michael Newton’s books that a soul sending a personality into incarnation sends but a portion of the soul’s energy and that the portion can be a varying percentage of that soul’s energy—sometimes small, sometimes larger. So, I have been wondering about a soul that sends Concurrent personalities, living at the same time. It would seem they would have to be getting rather small portions of the whole pie, reducing energy for each personality. Why would an Essence divide itself up this way? MEntity: The existence of "You" in all of your incarnational variations, including concurrents and parallels, uses approximately 1% of the energy that is Essence. MEntity: It is a shared resource that is perpetually regenerated by various higher physics, so to speak, that come from the activities of each lifetime. MEntity: The you that you know at this moment is using a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a single percent to exist. Energy resources for lifetimes are far from being a concern. MEntity: Imagine your computer screen as physical reality and all of the activity occurring on the screen as variations of incarnation. It takes little more for a paragraph to exist on that screen as it does for an image or tab or web page or a single character. MEntity: It is similar for Essence. Tyrone: Hi Michael. My main question is about marijuana/cannabis Tyrone: I'd like to know: What are the actual long-term and short-term effects of consuming the chemicals in marijuana? (THC) Tyrone: (and others, etc) Tyrone: If there is a way to describe it in more metaphysical terms, perhaps in the teaching's terminology, how would you describe it? Tyrone: And are there non-psychological physical effects as well, such as with hormone receptors or production? Tyrone: One reason I ask is that it seems like I've observed alot of heavy marijuana users with some strange traditionally testosterone-related things happening with them, and I'm wondering if these have been just coincidences. Tyrone: The other reason is I've gotten alot of varied anecdotal info about what it does for different people, Tyrone: If it helps: as of an hour and a half ago I requested my essence to make sure an akashic upload's been done on the relevant observations to this question. I get the sense though that this has long been done ;) MEntity: As this would require a greater amount of time for a full response, we will say for now that long-term and short-term effects are mostly beneficial in terms of improved functions on many levels, but that this improvement is based in moderation and technique for ingestion. When it comes to chronic uses in high quantities, even the best of benefits from any resource can be dangerous. Water is life, but you can drown in it. The same could be said of the effects of marijuana in that they can overload the system in ways that "cloud" that system. MEntity: In metaphysical terms it is helpful in many ways that involve creating the mind space for common ground. That common ground can be within the self among those selves, or between the self and others. Its primary effect is that creation of common ground that serves the species so well. MEntity: In negative terms or chronic indulgence it can break that common ground up and bring isolation. MEntity: As for effects on testosterone, we would say that it is indirectly related and not a cause. Tyrone: ah, ok MEntity: We must conclude here for today. We are losing focus through this channel. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
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    Okay, light bulbs, ahas and eurekas are starting again, and I am just a few lines into this session. Thanks, @Janet! Your links and threads are almost like firecrackers for me, exploding all over the place and connecting dots in so many profound and meaningful ways that I have to stop, take a moment to comprehend what I am reading/experiencing, and tell you how much I appreciate your guidance here on TLE with all the material that you curate so well.
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    Michael said his is one of my travel companions. Irish politician. From Wikipedia: " Leo Varadkar (Irish pronunciation: [ˈlʲoː ˈvˠaɾˠəd̪ˠkəɾˠ]; born 18 January 1979) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has been the Minister for Social Protection since 6 May 2016 and Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin West since 2007. Varadkar was born in Dublin and studied Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He spent several years as a junior doctor before qualifying as a general practitioner in 2010. In 2004 he was co-opted onto Fingal County Council and served as deputy mayor before his election to Dáil Éireann. He was immediately promoted to the Front Bench by Enda Kenny as Spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment, remaining in this position until a 2010 reshuffle when he became Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. After the formation of the Coalition Government in March 2011, he was appointed Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. A cabinet reshuffle in July 2014 saw Varadkar appointed to the position of Minister for Health. During his tenure he became the first openly gay Irish government minister. "
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2008] [H2OSprtlvr] I am drawn to an individual that I have done business with. While in his shop, he opened up and told me about a whole host of problems he is dealing with. He seems to be nothing but trouble. Why do I feel attached to helping him to see another way of things? I don’t understand why I am drawn to someone with problems I know I can’t help with. [Michael Entity] It is part of some of your self-karma: the dance between speculation and truth, and the dance between saving a life and simply giving what you can. It would do you well to allow the speculation that you may not be able to help save this person, but it would also do you well to keep in perspective what you CAN give as help, without condition, as the ultimate impact will be up to the receiver, not the giver. In other words, give the support and caring that you can, but allow for the reality that you cannot save his life for him.
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    [Excerpt from NWM: Blind Spots of Attitude ] MEntity: Today we will speak to the "blind spots" of your Attitude. Though we have clear delineation of each Overleaf in terms of polarities, there can come a time in the evolution of an Essence when all of the "tricks" of fear, Chief Features, and Negative Poles are exhausted as methods defense, division, and isolation. This can take many lifetimes to exhaust because every lifetime brings with it a new Personality, so all of these methods are still "new" every single time. Fearful choices and reactions can be used over and over and then overcome, only to be found anew in the next life. However, the older the soul, the thinner that "veil" is between the Personality and Essence, and you begin to live AS Essence. And Essence knows all of the tricks of fear. We speak in convenient terms here that may seem to personify fear as something independent from you, but that is not the case. We know you know this. As the Personality evolves in a lifetime, and particularly when studying and applying a teaching such as this, it can become quite obvious and clear when one is in the Negative Pole by definition, and choices can be made to remedy this. These means of navigation, choice, and self-observation are quite beneficial to reducing unwarranted fear. And while this can reduce the hold of Chief Features by up to 90% and beyond, it will not address the blind spots that each of you develop. These blind spots are your downfall. They are your bad days. They are your "people suck" scenarios. They are your "I suck" scenarios. They are your haunting undercurrents of pointlessness, or your ominous dread that you keep in check. In short, they are your means of evading responsibility for your fear. The fear we speak of will be relative to your Chief Feature, but we likely not speak to those today. We speak of the means by which that fear gets a hold and becomes acceptable to you in ways that perpetuate the hold of Chief Feature so that it is comforting, addictive, and "sensible."
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    [From TT: POF session 2013-04-01] [Oscar] Hey Michael =) I think it has been channeled that the person and life of Jesus Christ as we know it (from the Bible and other stories) is an amalgam of several persons/stories. I would like to know which persons and/or stories, and how they were amalgamated into the stories which are in the Bible. I'd like to use my allotted time for this. [MEntity] We have two responses for this: limiting the event to the validity of the man who was Jesus, stories were spread and extrapolated and retold in ways that incorporated fantasy, hearsay, and eagerness to claim witness to significant events. It was not so much that there were any specific people that could be isolated as reference, but that, like any popular event, the stories will grow with embellishment over time. [MEntity] In addition to these embellishments was an overlapping, or imposing, of previous stories already known, but now attributed to a more personal icon. Those stories were of Osiris, already circulating strongly in the cultures of the time, and used to make sense of the evolving importance placed on this Manifestation. [MEntity] Imagine someone in your time (named "Steve") having a profound message, having it cause a tremendous upset and uproar, but your never really having had any way to meet this person. You hear stories that he can fly, that he can lift great weights, and that he had a hidden identity. The lore of Superman, previously enjoyed only as fiction and fun, now comes to be attributed to this actual figure. [MEntity] So the lore of Superman comes to be the lore of Steve. [MEntity] The lore of Osiris became the lore of Jesus. [Oscar] So what was the real story of his life? [MEntity] Most of the humble beginnings are valid, except for the virgin birth, of course, and the growing conflict within regarding the concept of innocence and sin, prompted by his mother's influence and teaching. [MEntity] Being amid the poverty and suffering while watching divisions grow in society that seemed geared toward punishing and oppressing the poor, or invoking wars among them, the notion of the simple solution of "love one another" came to be upheld as his mission to secure. [MEntity] This was not sappy, or without details, but a serious attempt to encourage responsibility for one another, not just the self, or those similar to self. [MEntity] Over his life, as greater conflict grew within over these anomalies of behavior among people, he turned to the influences of his parents' who were part of the Essene communities of the time. [MEntity] Through his devotion of study and mastery of the Essene school of thought, along with the teachings of his parents', his empathy and compassion was brought to extreme levels of sensitivity. This extended to animals, and the body, and not just to fellow Humans, hence the strict vegetarian diet, regular fasting, and meditation. [MEntity] The Essene were not as strict against the killing of animals for food until Jesus entered for study, so we know this influence was left in ways that were adapted further by later students. [MEntity] The difficulty with hosting an Infinite Soul is that, despite all of the various experiences and challenges that the Personality and Essence take on in the journey to understand, the Logos/Pathos/Ethos ends up as such simplicity that it seems an easy, obvious, and accessible concept for the host to spread as far and as wide as possible. [MEntity] The teaching of Jesus, then, in its simplicity, gave him some amount of confidence and courage. It was not complicated to him. And because he slowly grew to surround himself with those who practiced the teaching, it became increasingly difficult to comprehend the growing hatred for him. [MEntity] He decided to take on great powers beyond him for the sake of his message, and was willing to deal with the consequences, presuming innocently that there would come a realization, a connection, a resonance to his own suffering, if it came to that, because he had so easily grasped the empathy for others' suffering. [MEntity] This is how the myth for his "dying for our sins" came to be. He was willing to suffer so that empathy could be generated, but not for the sake of taking on the burden of "sin" for eternity. [Oscar] What were those great powers? [MEntity] He knew that animals had no choice, no voice to Humans, but that he could endure more and voice that suffering in ways that could be heard, trusting in the humanity at the core of every human. [MEntity] "Great powers," as in the great authorities at the time. [Oscar] ah ok [MEntity] For the most part, his life was spent only trying to generate empathy, for animals, for the body/self, and for each other. This was at the heart of his "love one another, " and his solution to warring, poverty, and social injustices. [MEntity] Keep in mind that empathy was a profound concept at the time, among a Baby Soul mindset. Though this shift was working toward Young, the Logos/Pathos/Ethos will never aim low, since it is based in truth, love, energy. It cannot be. So while empathy may be seem to be well outside of the range of the Baby and Young for implementation, it is not. No Logos, Ethos, or Pathos is beyond any Soul Age for comprehension and application in some way. [MEntity] For the most part, his life was spent only trying to generate empathy, for animals, for the body/self, and for each other. This was at the heart of his "love one another, " and his solution to warring, poverty, and social injustices. [MEntity] The start of the hosting of the Infinite Soul began as he moved through the region of Judea, drawing the crowds that were unprecedented. [MEntity] We can continue to break down the life of the individual fragement's life into further details in other exchanges. Our response here was from a broader perspective of key elements, but for the most part, he had a "normal" life, except that his consciousness would not allow for him to look the other way, to ignore injustices, or to presume that intentional or unconscious causes of suffering was an acceptable part of life. [Oscar] What was the manner of Jesus' death and at what age did he die? [MEntity] Most versions of this fragment died naturally in his 50's and 60's after retreating back to studies, sanctuary, and safety with the Essene, raising a family, and fulfilling all Internal Monads. The deaths were fairly consistently that of age-related slowing of the body and its functions. [MEntity] Some died from complications of wounding, but most did not. [Oscar] Did he travel abroad, or stay in the Palestine area? [MEntity] His travel was fairly limited and did not include any travel abroad. [MEntity] Representatives who felt inclined to pose as him, or to represent his teachings, did travel as a means to help spread the teaching.
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    Michael Speaks Live Open Floor 9/22/2013 Channel: Troy Tolley [MikeS] Hello Michael, this is my first ever question. [MikeS] In our Young Soul world, the Michael Teachings for all its elegance and internal logic is not a mainstream philosophy. [MikeS] Would it be good work to seek a vehicle by which the Teachings could be introduced into mainstream culture? [MikeS] I don’t mean to ask that the Teachings should be dumbed down but rather that they might be differentiated to meet the particular needs of Young and Mature Soul students and especially children. [MikeS] Perhaps the vehicle for such an undertaking might be though fiction and popular culture? Or am I tilting at windmills? :) [MEntity] What we tend to do is teach our students, those fragments with whom we share Agreements, within parameters of their capacity for utilizing the teaching, and this continues to evolve, but what those students do with the teachings is their choice. That would include any efforts to share that teaching with those whom we do not share Agreements. [MikeS] On the one hand the teachings are so helpful but I guess they are only helpful to those who are ready. [MEntity] Our students can use the teaching to teach their own Agreements, or share their perspectives and philosophies in any way they see fit, or effective. [MEntity] Mike, it is true that there is a point at which one is "ready" for our teaching, and this will not be the same for everyone, and not of any interest to many, but this can be said of any teaching. [MikeS] It is interesting to know that you would have no problems, with the Teachings being used to fulfill other Agreements. [MEntity] We continue to state that your life, and your own implementation of any teachings that you find of resonance and benefit, are far greater in effect for teaching a teaching than the concerns for how to market it. [MEntity] The core of our teaching is in learning how to choose, and choosing how to learn. If we were to place conditions on how that teaching is used or shared, we would be undermining our own teaching of emphasis on choice. [MEntity] However, we can state that as there is a shift in paradigm toward the Mature, which is far more accommodating to the Old, there will come a tendency for the Baby and Young to find interest in all things "spiritual," and this has been growing in effect since the Harmonic Convergence. [MEntity] This is because all Soul Ages have to adapt to a shared paradigm as a way to participate in the world together, so it is becoming important to the Young and Baby Souls to understand the terminology, the lingo, the schools of thought, etc, but for very different reasons than that of the Mature and Old. It is a strategy for competitive edge for the Young, or as a way to enforce insularity for the Baby. [MEntity] If one were to market our teaching as a way to help get rich, build businesses, to positive-think your way into a better life, one could find a way to do so, but it would be a different teaching. [MEntity] However, if one were to wish to share this teaching in a way that sustains its integrity, it would be shared as it is, and with invitation. it cannot be shared very well with urgency. [MEntity] Our teaching cannot save anyone. We cannot claim to make life better. We cannot claim to have all of the answers, or to have a system that is better than any other. We an only invite you to explore with us, and we think that is an effective method for sharing as students, too. Our teaching, however, does lend itself well to fictional representation, and we do have students working on this with us. We look to have another "Michael" novel available within two years that we think our students will enjoy. [Jana_K] Is choosing of Impatience as a CF related to being pressured to do things faster than is one's natural comfortable pace in childhood? Is so, can you elaborate on this please? If not, what IS it typically connected to? I.e. as a reaction to what pattern occurring in childhood? [MEntity] Jana, that can be one of the patterns that develops a defense, yes. It will always be a matter of any lack of control over time. There is no universal symptom or pattern, but the core will always be the same: fear of losing control over time. [MEntity] This can come from the discomfort you describe, to being from the sense of mortality because of the death or loss of someone, to the over-eagerness to achieve. [MEntity] The most definitive pattern could be described in simplistic terms as "I do not have time for this, because of the demands of that." [MEntity] The most definitive pattern could be described in simplistic terms as "I do not have time for this, because of the demands of that." [MEntity] The "this" and "that" can be anything, of course, but there would tend to be difficulty in prioritizing because there would always tend to be something of greater priority and demand. [MEntity] This sense of diminishing time is reflected in the polarities, with Audacity and Intolerance, both of which state that there is simply not enough time for one thing over another. [MEntity] We would have to look at the individual with Impatience to see what patterns may have been specific to that childhood, but it is safe to say that if one has Impatience, there is a keen and sensitive sense of time passing faster than can be comprehended. [MEntity] There is much more to say to this, of course. [tkmppi] Concerning dementia you have said “it is natural for these facilities to degrade over time in the body, so it is simply a part of aging for many bodies.” Could you expand on this (for instance why would so many choose it). [MEntity] If one were to choose to go to the grocery store because one wants to purchase groceries, yet there are long lines involved in the process, it would not be fair to say that this person is choosing to stand in a long line. She is choosing to buy groceries. The long line is not a choice. It is a PART of this particular experience of buying groceries, but does not define what she wishes to do with those groceries, and why she is there. [MEntity] If one were to be born into poverty, an oppressed people, in a war-torn country, it would not always be fair or accurate to say that one chose to be born into those circumstances, because the choice may have actually been to be born with those who would help make the most of the life, and those circumstances were moot compared to that priority. [MEntity] If one develops and ailment that diminishes the quality of life for the body, it is highly unlikely that this ailment was chosen, but that choices made along the way had effects that contributed to the developing ailment. [MEntity] This is not to say that dementia or cancer are not chosen, but usually not in the same way that one would choose a favorite iced cream. [MEntity] The body, for now, comes with a limit in how much energy can pass through it as representation of consciousness/sentience. It, eventually, burns out. That burning out is not a choice. It is simply allowed as a part of the greater choice to have been alive. [MEntity] CHOICE will always have bundled with it ALLOWANCE. [MEntity] For most fragments, the following is true: You choose to live in this world in a body, and you allow room for the limitations. You do choose those limitations, you allow them. You do not choose war. You allow war. You do not choose disease. You allow disease. You do not choose pain, you allow it. [MEntity] This is mostly because one cannot control what happens to the self, but can always control what happens FROM the self. You learn from how you respond to ailments and disease. You do not choose these as lessons, but you learn from them because you can. [MEntity] So it is not a question of why one would "choose" dementia, but a question of what one can learn from it, if one chooses to do so. In general, that "lesson" tends to come as a cumulative effect of refusal to deal with many tangible issues of the life that reflect hopelessness or helplessness, and is a chance to learn to move back into a non-linear state of presence, absolute trust. [MEntity] In general, this is met with a sense that the past is a place of security, and this is explored, first, but quickly found to not be the case, and then the non-linear can begin. [MEntity] It can also come for many who were "strong" in the life, and eventually find that this has worn down the body and psyche to a point where others must now take care of them. [MEntity] It can also come for many who felt no sense of control in the life, and this brings some sense of control back through the obligatory care from those around them. [MEntity] In general, it is a cumulative effect of helplessness, hopelessness, which are allowed in the life because of other choices made. [MEntity] Again, illness and ailment are nuanced, personal, and cannot be summarized easily, so we can always expand upon this subject. For our students, we remind you that most do not actively choose the pain or the illnesses or the struggles in life. They allow them, learn from them, and evolve in the capacity for where choices can be made. [liiona24] Hi Michael, It is my perception that people behave in a more combative manner and really to strike back vindictively. I see this in my personal experience as well as the larger world (navy yard etc).Is this a result of people in general feeling more powerless? Or something else? I am not sure how to respond to people behaving like bullies. [MEntity] Are you describing the "navy yard" man as being in the position of the bully, or as responding to bullying? [liiona24] It seems like he responded in kind, passed it along [liiona24] Like he felt powerless and resorted to a gun and bullied others. [liiona24] What I am speaking about is people being displeased and immediately going into threatening to hurt others in some way. [liiona24] or doing it: Ie keying someone's car etc [liiona24] maybe I have been in a bubble but never have I seen this so much as the last 6 months or so [MEntity] In general, this is not more prominent in the world than usual, and has been far more pervasive in the past. When a destructive characteristic of Sentience begins to wane, it will tend to amplify before it fades. [MEntity] In addition to this, there are cultural levels of imprinting that are not serving the Moving Center in healthy ways. This is the imprinting of immediacy. [MEntity] The space between thought/feeling and action is presumed to be capable of satisfaction as immediately as possible. [MEntity] This can lead to a culture of reactionism, without rationale. [MEntity] For groups whose culture is rooted more in the Moving Center/Part, it is often plagued by violence and reactionary assaults, or Frustration/Freneticism. [MEntity] How you choose to respond to this is your choice, of course, but we can suggest that you first understand that this is not a growing problem, that it is a waning, but amplified issue, and that the culture of immediacy and/or Moving Center can tend to generate this as a form of "problem solving." [MEntity] From there, we can suggest that any act of violence, harm, or abuse is a matter of forgetfulness. We do not trivialize the scenarios by saying this. It is a forgetfulness on a profound level. [MEntity] Essence, the self, consequence, life, the future, the past, etc. are completely forgotten. [MEntity] You cannot do the remembering for that person. [MEntity] But you can do the remembering for yourself. [MEntity] Remember that there is more than the scenario, that there is more at all. [MEntity] When one feels the weight of negative or destructive and harmful events in the world, it can be difficult to do the work of remembering, and your Essence, self, quality of life, joy, are tossed to make room for the forgetting (which, literally, takes up more "space" within). [MEntity] Hold on to your own remembering as a way to anchor it in the world for others. [MEntity] By "remembering" we mean that you do not fragment yourself as a way to navigate the uglier experiences of life. [MEntity] We know we cannot solve the issues of bullying or reactionary violence stemming from helplessness or those with mental disturbances, but we can do our best to help you remember that there is more than this. [Maureen] Who is Mother Meera? It has been said that she is an Infinite Soul. Is she an IS or is she “simply” a healer or an enlightened being or something else? From Wikipedia: “Mother Meera receives thousands of visitors of all religions for darshan which she conducts in total silence. [Maureen] . Her darshan consists of a ritual, where she will touch a person's head, and then looks into their eyes. During this process, she reportedly 'unties knots' in the person's subtle system and permeates them with light.” [MEntity] This fragment is not hosting the Infinite Souls, but is a Transcendent Old Server (not Transcendental). The method for healing described is utterly honest in its point: that she is doing absolutely nothing; "you are." This can cause many to attribute the effect of healing to having been sourced from the fragment, but it is only themselves doing what could be done by looking in a mirror, or giving oneself the same authority over the body that is given to her. [Maureen] Michael - what do you mean by a Transcendent Old Soul? [MEntity] Many fragments learn how to transcend beyond any limitations or combinations of intellect, emotion, and action, but some choose to use this in a way that serves a larger, more public Task. [Maureen] Has her Essence "cycled off" and then "come back"? [MEntity] Transcendent Souls tend to be those fragments who are not defined or constrained by any limitations of emotion, intellect, or action, having the capacity to sustain a holistic form of Centering so that the spectrum of self is accepted. [MEntity] No, this Essence has not cycled off. [Maureen] Is this what might be considered Enlightened? [MEntity] Not exactly. "Enlightened" is relative. She is enlightened relative to many who seek her, but not enlightened relative to many more. The same can be said of you. [MEntity] Enlightenment is a process of integrating a philosophical structure that works for you. Once you are "enlightened," that enlightenment is now foundation for more enlightenment. [MEntity] We must conclude here for today, though we know there are more questions in the queue. Good evening to each of you.
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