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  1. 11 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2007] MEntity: It should be noted that there are 3 Arcs of Meaning to be created within a life and within relationships. A FOUNDATIONAL ARC exists as the primary meaning across which all effort ranging from basic nurturing to ultimate agape within that relationship or life is motivated. The Foundational Arc is the arc to which one must always remain close as the shorter arcs fluctuate. The Foundational Arc is what remains even when the life is completed or a relationship appears to have ended. If one were to think of the Foundational Arc as the full potential meaning that one creates for the life or relationship, it would not be amiss. Within the Foundational Arc is the CONTEXTUAL ARC, which gives variation of meaning within the larger arc, relative to specific experiences for the day, month, year, etc. The Contextual Arc can sometimes seem to conflict with the Foundational Arc, but understanding the meaning you have created within these specific experiences can help you to understand who you are, more than it is to be used to determine the fate of a relationship or life. Thinking of the Foundational Arc as the rainbow of potential within the life or relationship, then the Contextual Arcs are the colors through which that Foundation is explored. Within the Contextual Arcs are the MOOD ARCS, which give clever expression to the flow of one's overall tone of intellectual, emotional, physical states at any given time, which is much like the HUE for the COLOR that is the current Contextual Arc. Mood Arcs are often THE meaning that one is most aware of and can often destroy the meaning that was created as a foundation. To know of your Mood Arcs can save your life or relationship. Foundational Arcs are THE MEANING I CREATE AS POTENTIAL FOR THIS LIFE OR RELATIONSHIP. Contextual Arcs are THE MEANING I CREATE FROM THE EXPERIENCES I AM HAVING WITHIN THIS LIFE OR RELATIONSHIP. Mood Arcs are THE MEANING I CREATE ABOUT MYSELF IN RELATION TO THE EXPERIENCES I AM HAVING RIGHT NOW.
  2. 9 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2004] [BingeBuddie] I know this may seem like a very basic question, but I have had a hard time validating my role in essence. With so many factors to consider such as casting, ET influence, overleaves, and entity position, etc. is there any definitive way to determine your role? I’ve went with channels in the past, but that causes confusion because it’s difficult to tell what one input is as opposed to many inputs, such as Scholar having one and Artisan having 5. One channel Roles (Scholar, King, and Warrior) can concentrate in the midst of chaos right? So that's kind of what I try to look at. Is that a good indicator? MEntity: No, we would not suggest using your ability to concentrate as your determining factor. The symptom of concentration vs. distraction in terms of Input is another of the simplifications that can happen when first learning about a part of the teaching. While it is true that an Essence with a single input can usually focus more intently in the midst of chaos, the influence of Personality, imprinting, and situations can greatly affect that level of concentration. What we would suggest as part of your validation of your Role in Essence is this: First, study the Roles. It is important to truly comprehend each Role. This means moving beyond the stereotypes that are a part of the initial stage of learning. Next, it is important to understand the vital differences between Essence and Casting. Casting affects how you behave “naturally,” how you express yourself to the world on a DAILY BASIS. Your Essence Role is most obviously comprehended in moments where you feel you SHINE. For instance: A Scholar-Cast Sage: In the daily life of this individual he may appear unkempt, distracted, refined, studious, directed, serious, and maybe even a bit out of sync socially, but this fragment would “shine” as soon as he was able to publicly share what he has gained as experiences in a way that was entertaining to at least a small group. A Sage-Cast Scholar, on the other hand, may be dramatic, socially obnoxious, emotional, depressed, extreme, performing, and chaotic in his daily life, but this fragment would “shine” when he is able to wholly comprehend something that can be finalized as a bit of profound personal knowledge. We do not know of a more appropriate word than “shine.” When you are in Essence, you feel complete, “on,” and you usually feel cohesion between your mundane self and your higher self. When we say “shine,” we do not intend to mean that everyone will see this, but rather that the Personality and Essence open to each other and a sense of lightness and wholeness pervade. We explain all of this to you in the context of an Essence having a different Role than Casting, but of course, there ARE Sage-Cast Sages and Scholar-Cast Scholars, but those fragments usually have little confusion as to their Role. Having explained those basic differences between Casting and Role in Essence, you can then figure out your Role or Casting by first determining if you feel you are more exalted or more ordinal in either of those contexts. In other words, in your DAILY LIFE, are you more one-on-one, but when you “shine,” are you surrounded by people? One-on-one might indicate a more Ordinal position, while being inclined toward groups can be an indication of an Exalted position. Once you have determined how you may behave in either context, you can then determine if you feel you are more compelled to have an inspiring, expressive, or active effect on your environment. This will then give you an indication as to the final Role description you might be in your Casting or your Essence. For example, you may notice you are naturally more one-on-one in your daily life, thus indicating that you may be Ordinal Cast, but when you “shine,” you notice you love to be in a group of people in some way, indicating you may be an Exalted Essence Role. Then you would determine if you are more inclined to be expressive, inspiring, or active in your daily life. If you find you are more concerned with inspiring, you could then safely start trying out the idea that you may be SERVER-CAST. When you “shine,” you may find you are more inclined to be expressive, entertaining, and teaching-oriented, which may indicate a SAGE ESSENCE. This would then be a Server-Cast Sage. We realize this can still be very confusing and difficult to determine, but it is a start. Because the Scholar Role is neutral, it can be the most difficult to determine and we would not be able to convey in this format the depth of questioning that would need to be explored for true validation of the Essence or Casting. One of the most important things you can do while studying our teaching and seeking to validate your Role, Casting, Overleaves, Entity, and Essence Twins, etc., is be open to an evolution of your understanding. You may discover that what you believed was inaccurate channeling is actually profoundly accurate to who you realize you are becoming (as you come into your own identity). Or you may discover that your self-determined Overleaves were highly inaccurate in your initial understanding and you now see that you are someone completely different after all. Never feel as if you must conclude who you are. Our system is designed to help you understand who you are, not complicate your self-perception. If you are thoroughly confused, pick a Role, pick your Overleaves, and begin “living with them.” You will begin to see what does and does not hold validity. [BingeBuddie] But would you have to be past the 4th internal monad to judge completely accurately as to what role you are? (not to ask ANOTHER lengthy question) MEntity: It does help to have completed the 4th Internal Monad in the Positive Pole for true self-awareness in terms of Essence, Casting, and True Personality. But then, that is the very crux of having a completion of the 4th Internal Monad in the Positive Pole, so it is not a matter of waiting for that rite to pass before seeking valid self-awareness. We are working with Troy in creating two new ways of determining your own basic profiles: a self-test, and a step-by-step process of elimination method. We believe this will help many of our students. We never sought to have any student dependent on our channels, so this is an important evolution to our sharing of the teachings. We believe we have given you at least some “food for thought” until then.
  3. 4 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2009] [QUESTION] what is Michael's definition of real purpose / real task / real mission - is this something that is contractual between our essence/and, our fragment and, essence will come in to communicate it to us... it seems that this "real work" occurs for fragments between the 4th I.M. and, 5th I.M., does it have 7 levels of operation ??? and, if so, what are they ??? maybe some people do it before the 4th-and, starting of the 5th - and, do it throughout their lives [Michael Entity] We would think our phrase of "Life Task" may be of relevance here, and we would define that as "the original motivation for the physical form and for the dynamics of the Personality." There are no contracts in this case, but there are intentions and agreements that are helped along by Essence until the Personality is no longer interested. The Life Task is what Essence intended to experience in the lifetime through this particular Personality. What Essence intends NEVER overrides what Personality decides. Essence has no urgency for these intentions because it is fully aware of the fact that it can create another lifetime and body for trying again. In addition to the option for creating new lifetimes for the intent of a task, there are also parallel branches within a single lifetime where, more often than not, at least one version of "you" does co-create the life with Essence and fulfill the task. Essence will never impose its vision upon the Personality beyond the original motivation and design. Most Personalities can determine their Life Task quite easily because it is more often than not something they already do. The Life Task is a primary consideration in the design of Personality, so whether one experiences the fulfillment of that task, or merely develops fruitless habits and patterns, the clues would still be there. If one is not already doing something related to the Life Task, then clues are usually found in what one WISHES one were doing. It is valid that the 4th Internal Monad is usually the stage within the life when a fragment truly questions the alignment of self with soul, or life with essence, or path with presence, depending on the spirituality of the individual. There are 7 stages to the process of fulfilling the Life Task and they correspond to the 7 stages within the 4th Internal Monad. We will include those in the final transcript. [See The 7 Stages of the 4th Internal Monad.] [QUESTION] How is life task related to self karma. Are they the same? [Michael Entity] The Life Task is related to Self-Karma only insofar as Self-Karma is an obstacle to the fulfillment of the Life Task. They are not interlocked, but some fragments can find the distractions of Self-Karma to block or deflect any sense of fulfillment of the Task. Many are capable of managing both the Life Task and the work of Self-Karma, especially if the Life Task is in an unrelated life context from the Self-Karma. [QUESTION] Is there only one life task, or is there typically a bundle of tasks to be completed? [Michael Entity] Some choose to have an arcing Life Task with several tasks to build upon, but the concept of the Life Task is a singular context as a whole. It would help to think of the Life Task as a QUALITY sought to be experienced, much like the Goal is. In fact, the Life Task is simply a more focused detail of the Goal.
  4. 4 points
    Michael's Teaching can be summed up in one, single quote:"You are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn."There really is no better way of conveying this Teaching's bottom line than through that deceptively simple statement.Michael teaches that we are making Choices on many levels at all times, as a Personality and as a Soul. Our Soul journeys through many, many lives, learning about itself, the universe, and everything by using and evolving that one basic tool: CHOICE.They go further to say that there are no Bad choices, only experiences and the lessons gained from those experiences. NOTHING is wasted; not even the most boring or painful of lifetimes. We simply learn to make better Choices as we gain awareness and as we gain experience. While Michael doesn't use the terms "good" or "bad," they still acknowledge that we eventually learn to make the choices that bring us (and others) more freedom, acceptance, pleasure, and growth.This philosophy of Choice frees you from destructive criticism against yourself and others while encouraging your potential to learn from your so-called "mistakes." Within this philosophy, even self-criticism and fear about your Choices is still not a "bad" choice, it's just one Choice of many available to you in any moment. It will always be up to you to decide when to choose more gently and lovingly.And finally, Michael teaches that there is ALWAYS Choice available. Even the Choice not to Choose... is a Choice. No matter how difficult our lives may become, we always have the powerful tool of Choice as a means to make a difference.
  5. 3 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 2001] [MaryBV] I am curious about the nature of the work that the Michael entity does. What is the purpose of the work and what is gained when a student learns a lesson the Michael entity teaches them? How does the Michael entity learn its lessons? [Michael_Entity] Our only “purpose” is to share and teach. This does not require any particular response from anyone beyond a general Agreement to “hear” us. Much like a Professor is present in a college with his knowledge and experience, regardless, but those who sign up for him may or may not choose to gain from that. Their presence allows him to teach, whether he is heard or not. What we believe is “gained,” when there is comprehension, is a lack of preoccupation with the woes of life and a more peaceful focus on the life as it is lived. The need for control is dropped, the need for safety is dropped, the need for constancy is dropped, and the need for “more” is dropped. These of course relate to the chief features. Though we do not have an investment in your growth, we do find a sense of validation of what we, ourselves, have learned, when your implementation makes a difference you deem positive. We learn our lessons in the direction of comprehending the Tao; you learn your lessons in the direction of comprehending your life. What we “gain” from your growth and implementation is the Validation, which is required throughout the Physical, Astral, and Causal Planes as a means of progress. We learn our lesson in ways that may seem complicated to you, but we remain “stationary” in our growth until all fragments are in agreement on a Truth. This does not mean we find a reduced commonality, but rather we all “see” each other’s Truth and incorporate that meaningfully and without contradiction. The three levels of Truth exist through to this plane, and part of the progress through and beyond is in relinquishing the first two levels. This is a glimpse at our process, but a simplistic one and the images provoked are not necessarily accurate. The words are, but the images in general are limiting.
  6. 3 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: October 2009] [Question] How many essences do most essences choose to do many external monads with? Getting confused with what I’ve read, can’t find much in depth material. I know we do them all at least once, and to get to the love monad you do a certain group of them with the same essence, and some choose to do more than one love monad. That seems like a lot of monads to get through. Also, I can’t find any description of the love monad beyond the general experiencing agape, etc, and it’s not necessarily a mate thing, could be other relationships, right? Is this something usually done with ET and/or just a few other close essences? [Michael Entity] Most fragments tend to work in all of the major (classic) external monads in a way that leads to a Love Monad with at least 12 other fragments. Once the Love Monad is completed, this fragment becomes what we refer to as a Heart Link. Most fragments tend to develop at least 12 Heart Links. This may seem like a lot of external monads to complete, and it is, but keep in mind that many of these can be completed with multiple fragments within the same lifetime; many can be reciprocated within a single lifetime; and as Essence evolves and experiments with Concurrents, this adds more possibility for fulfillment. Over approximately 100 lifetimes or more, this is easily accomplished. Many fragments choose to fulfill external monads with those Essences most available and/or already linked, such as Essence Twins, Traveling Companions, the Primary Task Companion, and then those Task Companions who are added after the cycle begins. The Love Monad is not necessarily a final monad, but simply the Monad that moves two fragments into a final process of Agape. In other words, the commitment to truly Love one another has now been made. In that commitment, the Love Monad would show up as a commitment within the lifetime to “re-visit” literally or symbolically ALL Monads that have come to be fulfilled with one another. The reason for this is because True Love, or Agape, requires comprehension, and the Personalities attempt to truly grasp the magnitude of each other in the Love Monad. Most try to complete the Love Monad within a single lifetime, but we see that up to three lifetimes tend to be the average. [Question] Does this imply that the Love Monad occurs between fragments of the same soul age? [Michael Entity] Yes, and rarely before the Old Soul cycle. [Question] Are the “classic” ones that full set of about 30 I’ve seen around various places, or a subset? [Michael Entity] The “classic” set of monads have been listed elsewhere, yes, but we will also include those in the final transcript. [see end of transcript] Though the classics are often preferred, the Love Monad is not limited to having only done the classics. Many Love Monads arise from including a few rather rare or original external monads. Once a Love Monad is completed, ALL “charge” between those fragments is neutralized. In other words, those with Heart Links tend to rarely feel more than soft admiration and embrace of one another. *Classic External (relationship) Monads Teacher/Student; Parent/Child; Imprinter/Imprinted; Siblings (brother/brother, brother/sister, sister/sister); Husband/Wife; Leader/Follower; Attacker/Victim; Healer/Healed; Rescuer/Rescued; Integrator/Eccentric; Hopelessly Loving/Hopelessly Loved; Passionate/Repressed; Dependent/Independent; Pivotal Facilitator/Facilitated; Slovenly/Meticulous; Passive/Aggressive; Adept/Apprentice; Artist/Patron; Deserter/Abandoned; Profligate/Tempered; Innocent/Sophisticate; Promiscuous/Impotent; Master/Slave; Player/Pawn; Defender/Defended; Hidden/Disclosed; Slander/Slandered; Jailer/Prisoner; Tandem Monad; Love Monad
  7. 3 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- July 2009] [Question] what are the 7 levels of real essence contact? [Michael Entity] Becoming more intimate and aware of your Essence could be described by these 7 stages below. We are describing them in terms of the level of consciousness brought to the process of Choice. ONE: Conscious Choice: if you are aware that you are making a choice, you are at least within the first stage of Essence contact TWO: Self-Nurturing Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, and that your choices are intended to nurture yourself, then you are at least within the second stage of Essence Contact. THREE: Pleasurable Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, that your choices are intended to nurture, and that your navigation is pointed toward pleasurable experiences, then you are within at least the third stage of Essence Contact. FOUR: Causal Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, that your choices are intended to nurture, that your navigation is intended to bring pleasure and that all of this can be considered in the context of its impact on others and your probabilities (future), then you are at least within the 4th stage of Essence Contact. FIVE: Truthful Choices: building upon the previous four levels or stages, we would describe the 5th stage as that of being incapable of deceiving yourself or others, or making choices based upon lies that you have come to rely upon as truths about yourself or others in ways that cause harm, isolation, pain, boredom, or lack of fulfillment. We rarely see a full movement into or beyond this 5th stage. SIXTH: Trustful Choices: building upon the previous 5 stages, this stage describes a sense of peace and trust, not only in your personal awareness and sense of capabilities within the life but upon your Essence as a part of your resource for knowledge and history. This is not a blindness or moments of leaping into the unknown, but of a deep peace that your intuition and inner guidance are exactly what is appropriate for you, and that if you were to discover differently, you would trust that you simply recalibrate. SEVEN: Playful Choice: this is a level of living that builds upon the previous 6 levels and has no fear. Fear is used as a form of information, not imprisonment or paralyzation. It is a deep recognition of your existence before, within, and beyond this Personality and lifetime, and life is then experienced as a massive opportunity to play, whatever that may mean for you. There are other ways to describe these 7 stages of intimacy and embrace of Essence by Personality, but this is one way that is applicable and valid.
  8. 3 points
    [Excerpt from My Body Types] Janet: I would like to ask about my Body Types. I was given Saturnian/Venusian, and it has been suggested that perhaps I have some Solar based on my appearance. The general descriptions of Body Types based on appearance never seemed to fit me, so I have been unable to validate any of these, but while completing the chapter on Body Types in the Wholeness of Souls course, I identified with the primary shame associated with Saturnian Body Types. MEntity: First, if you have not validated these body types, they may be incorrect. Janet: I agree MEntity: It may be fairly "easy" to find relevance in fears and shaming as they correspond to any body type, in much that same way that a patient person may still find resonance to the general description of Impatience as a Chief Feature, even if that is not her own Chief Feature. But we will offer this combination: Lunar - 40% - Appearance; Venus - 40% - Nature; Mercury - 15% - Health; Solar 5% (across all). Keep in mind that these are not distinct differentiations in any category. So Lunar may "spill" into Nature, and Venus may "spill" into Health, etc. [Janet] And which is considered 'Primary' -- Venus? [MEntity] To help you differentiate between the two higher percentages for which might be "Primary," we can suggest the following factors to consider: Are you far more inclined to default to your Nature or your Appearance when it comes to "thinking of yourself?" In other words, do you think of yourself (think others first see you as) as warm, charismatic, sensual, approachable, and open, or do you think of yourself as (think others see you first as) softer, rounder, pale, fleshy, and luminous? [Janet] I think I am inclined to default to Nature. [MEntity] We would agree. ... In terms of your Shame then, if you relate to Venusian Primary -- there would likely be some deeper relevance in terms of APPEARANCE. This is not necessarily the superficial level of Appearance, especially as an older soul, but a much more insidious level of Appearance. This would move into areas of recognition, being seen accurately, being seen as consistent with how you see yourself, not being misunderstood, etc.
  9. 3 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2016-02-09 Personal Session] Question: I've been thinking a lot about the concept of "caring appropriately" mentioned in this month's energy report and whether I've been caring "too much" or not enough. I think I'm prone to caring too much to the point of wanting control over things I can't control, and caring only toward certain people I want to care for. I tried to distance myself from the work to reduce my stress level, but now I'm having a hard time caring enough. What would "caring appropriately" look like in this situation? MEntity: Caring appropriately is a dynamic dance among the opportunities and pitfalls of Having, Being, and Doing. In more delineated terms, this is a dynamic dance among the Lower Centers so that one must navigate between the pitfalls that are Sentimentality, Reason, and Frustration and the opportunities that are Perception, Insight, and Productivity. MEntity: To understand where one is in the spectrum of Caring, it can be helpful to assess where you are in these terms. MEntity: If you are caring too much or too little, then you will struggle with the attachments that are Sentimentality, the excuses that are Reasons, and the repetitiveness that is Frustration. MEntity: If you are caring appropriately, then you will see beyond symbolism and bypass attachments to make choices because they are the unconditionally right (loving) choices, not based in only expectation, investment, and reward. You would stop depending upon excuses and see if your caring is the honest and authentic (true). You would take a look at your patterns of frustration to see if there are different paths or approaches that can be made toward that which you desire (beauty). MEntity: When you care appropriately, it does not mean it will not have any sentimentality, reasoning, or frustration, but that you look at these states to see if they are valid, or only generated due to circumstances. MEntity: For example: MEntity: You can love someone and then find that they grow ill and become a burden that is difficult to navigate. You may wish for the past (sentimentality) and feel guilty over your resentment even as you feel obliged to care (reasoning) and you may feel nothing you are doing is making a difference (frustration). These are products of your circumstances. They WILL be a part of the range of experience that be extracted from the event because they are valid. MEntity: If you continue along those lines, you are not caring appropriately. It would be better to have someone else care. MEntity: However, if you acknowledge these states as inherently natural to the event, but consciously and actively aim for rising above these, you can care appropriately. MEntity: Caring appropriately means INCLUDING those states, but not being consumed by them. MEntity: Caring appropriately means consciously aiming away from attachments to prescribed symbols so that you can see yourself clearly reflected in the event (perception/inspiration). It means consciously honestly assessing if you are learning anything and that your participation is authentic (insight/expression). It means being willing to aim away from emphasis on necessary repetition and routine and adding to that the necessary energy that may endure and uphold desires and intentions (productivity/action). MEntity: If you are unwilling or uninterested in aiming in those directions, you may not care enough, or you may care too much about something unrelated. MEntity: Three quick key thoughts can help you navigate: BE PRESENT, BE HONEST, and BE ACTIVE in your choice to care. If you cannot, then it is time to consider alternative directions.
  10. 2 points
    From a private session on 10/21/2011 [MEntity] Hello to you, Diane. We are here. We may respond to your questions now. [Diane_H] I had been experiencing a decreased sexual desire for about a year, which brought up a lot of anxiety and worry about my sex life. I finally got around to doing some self healing on the issue (clearing the underlying emotions) recently. After that my heart chakra felt more open again, and the feeling of being "in love" came back to me. Can you comment on what was causing this "blockage"? [MEntity] First, this is yet another incarnation, and a rather insidious one at that, of the same self-karmic dance between you, and what you think should be you. Or who you are vs what you or others expect yourself to be. And even more specifically: HOW you are vs how you expect yourself to be. That is the first thing to consider: that there is nothing "wrong" here, or even in need of healing, except in terms of your understanding that your sex drive is your own, and not a drive that is necessary to meet the standards of anyone, any society, or even a mate. Next, this is a precarious conundrum that many Older souls eventually face: that sex is simply NOT what it is/was cracked up to be, at least in terms of priority and emphasis, especially once love has come into the picture. Sex becomes a PART of the picture, if at all, and not the focus of the picture, if you will. In a society that generates conflict in its people through pushes toward sexualizing everything while also making nearly all of that same sexualizing taboo, the pressure for an Older soul in a younger body to somehow exemplify his or her presence through sexual stimulation is intense, to say the least. This pressure is fairly easy to navigate when one is not in a relationship, but once one is faced with the pressure of expressing one's love through sexual stimulation, the pressure triggers an Old Soul defiance. That defiance is usually just a means for upholding the integrity of the love, and a passive form of honesty, rather than being something "wrong." However, the Older soul will take advantage of this unique situation, especially if mated with a fellow Old soul. By this we mean that the sense of "wrongness" prompts such deep, internal exploration, that it does lead to opportunities for healing that may otherwise have been missed, especially in contexts that relate to shame, body image/consciousness, and internal incongruities. The greatest considerations that any Older soul can give to such conflicting feelings about sexual exchanges are: ONE) That the Older soul aims for sexual union, rather than sexual stimulation. The difference here is that one is a state of resonance that is profound, and the other is the use of a partner as an extension of masturbation. The Older soul does not need a mate as an extension of pleasuring the self, but chooses a mate as an extension of wholeness. When that relationship eventually comes, the vastness of the wholeness can make sex SEEM as if it has lost its presence, but it has not; it has merely become a part of the vastness. In other relationships, it is often the only medium through which "love" is considered valid or expressed. A relationship that expands upon one's wholeness is rare, so there is usually no orientation or precedence for it, and it can often feel as if something is wrong, when it is actually "righter" than ever. TWO) Sexual stimulation is something the Older soul knows is more easily accessed than nearly anything on the planet. If one is starving, he cannot always find food. If one is thirsting, he cannot always find water. But if one is feeling sexual, even if hungry or thirsty, he can satisfy himself. When a relationship comes along that brings with it a wholeness that is rare, and as such is something that not only "you" have desired, but Essence, as well, the emphasis moves toward Agape. Sexual stimulation is a means for pleasuring the body, but Sexual union is pleasure for the both the body and Essence, and when this is accepted, turns into a kind of ecstasy. Sexual stimulation is fulfilled through attraction, whereas sexual union is fulfilled through affection. Affection is the most-immediate means through which Agape is fulfilled. As an aside: We define Sex as "moving in unison with something other than self." With that being said, the Older soul in a healthy relationship tends to discover that sexual stimulation pales in comparison to the affection that has been missing in the life for so long. Once the affection is embraced as the actual focus of the relationship, the sexual attraction and stimulation tends to return, but that time to bask in the affection must be embraced. We say "must be embraced," not as an instruction, but as a part of the equation to returning to a healthy sexual exchange that would be even more satisfying than expected. As we said at the beginning, the drop in sexual emphasis is a form of honesty, because when agape and affection is present, it just does not "feel right" to funnel it through the crudeness of simple stimulation. [Diane_H] What about when my partner has a stronger sex drive than I do? [MEntity] Then it is an opportunity for communication and expression of affection, honesty, intimacy, and not an opportunity for feeling shame, inadequacy, or failure. [Diane_H] OK [MEntity] Sex drives will always fluctuate in timing between fragments, but this is part of the dynamic of any level of a relationship, from moods to sex to creativity, to need for private time to socializing, etc. The irony in expressing affection, honesty, and intimacy in response to the differences in sex drives at the time is that just allowing yourself and your mate to have that freedom almost always helps lift any inhibitions that were otherwise felt necessary for upholding that same honesty. It also helps to keep in mind that your mate is not "wrong" for having a higher drive than your own at the time, but that it is just different at the moment, or altogether. Allowing yourself to own your craving for exchange of affection, honesty, and intimacy can tend to prompt surrender to the needs of a mate in a way that is fulfilling, and not just a compromise or negotiation. In other words, in bringing the emphasis of honesty, affection, and intimacy to the forefront for yourself and your relationship, through talk, action, and internal embrace, it tends to automatically free sexual exchange from the defiance that was only there to help steer you toward the emphasis of honesty, affection, and intimacy in the first place. The steps to take in your talk, action, and internal embrace might go like this: First, discuss the bliss and ecstasy of your shared affection as a very real thing that is new and/or rare to both of you. If that is a valid truth for both of you internally, then sharing this externally brings it to a state of True Validation. This is vital, because if one or both of you do not Truly Validate this, you may eventually second-guess and dismiss even the most beautiful of moments between you. [Diane_H] I think we've already done that. [MEntity] Second, collapse into a period of time that just ALLOWS THAT TO BE TRUE. By this we mean that both of you express and confirm your attraction to one another, but invite each other to share in basking in this new level of affection that will do nothing to harm your sexual attraction, but in fact, would increase it. Basking in the affection means not making each other, or yourself, feel bad for drinking in this pleasure that transcends stimulation. There can be a time frame offered for this, or just the open-ended permission to the self and each other to let yourselves have that new pleasure. If there is a time-frame, it could be something like "I just want to bask in this for a week/month without any guilt or shame. My sexual attraction is not gone or compromised, but I just want to really feel this with you because it is so rare and/or new to me/us." During that time-frame, indulge often in the pleasure of affection, and by this we mean it in non-physical terms as much as physical terms. The joy that is on the other side of the guilt and shame of embracing affection and agape is usually quite profound, and rather invigorating on levels never expected, when the relationship is this healthy. THREE ) Let your sexual exchanges take on new meaning. The "internal embrace" of your newfound freedom in affection can quickly and easily translate into sexual exchanges that go far beyond stimulation, but become bonding moments that act as gifts to each other, instead of selfish acts. (By selfish, we mean purely for the self, and not that selfish is a bad thing.) Enjoying your sexual exchanges as being just as meaningful as a great conversation, great laugh, or a great hug, or snuggle takes all of the weight off of the exchanges, and moves it into its rightful place in your healthy relationship. Keeping all of this in mind, if you find yourself feeling concerned, just remember that your honesty is much more fulfilled through your expression of it than through your suppression of something else (sex) as a way to hold a place for it. ### You may discuss this content within the original post. See Older Soul Sexuality
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    [Replication of a private session for DianeHB on July 7, 2016] DianeHB: Michael, in my last session you mentioned: "There are definitive dynamics in the work place that arise as positive and negative roles/positions. Understanding how to navigate these as they arise can be quite empowering." Can you elaborate what these positive and negative roles/positions are? MEntity: There are a number of ways to understand the dynamics of a work place. In workplaces with fewer than 12, the roles can be best understood by looking to Configurations to match the number of fragments involved. In workplaces where there are more than 12, the dynamic shifts back to a default of 7 that reflects the overleaf system. For workplaces involving more than 12, the tendency is for the descriptions of the GOALS to come into play. These do not necessarily correspond to the individual's own Goal, but knowing the Goal of an individual can help. The reason the individual Goal is not always as insightful is because of the closed system of a workplace. In a closed system such as that, the personal Goals would still be intact and motivating the individual on a personal level, but behaviors in the workplace may reflect more of the sub-personalities that must come forth in order to be in that closed system. To help differentiate these workplace roles from the Goals, we will describe them in a different way and you can correlate these to the corresponding overleaves. THE FRAGILE ONE - this is the individual who must keep things simple in order to function. Complications, distractions, challenges, etc. can be very difficult for this individual to navigate. When expectations and tasks are clear and simple, they can be of tremendous help. Fragility is not a fault. It is a nature. If it can be honored, it can become a strength. POSITIVE POLE - FOCUS / NEGATIVE POLE - PANIC THE CAREFUL ONE - this is the individual who watches closely, evaluates, assesses, gauges, and cares very much about the details. They will tend to offer feedback, ideas, suggestions, etc. and this can be quite helpful and insightful. However, it can "come across" as complaining, bitching, combative, and defiant depending on how that individual presents her assessments. POSITIVE POLE - INFORMATIVE / NEGATIVE POLE - UNDERMINING THE EAGER ONE - this is the "people pleaser" among you who simply wants to be useful and effective. He is eager to please, volunteer, stay late, come in early, etc. However, because of this, he is also the fastest to fall into victimhood and shift into manipulation, guilting, resentment, and even anger. POSITIVE POLE - HELPFUL / NEGATIVE POLE - MANIPULATIVE THE WORKER - this is the person who simply does his job, comes in, listens, does what is expected, quietly goes along, and leaves work at work. However, he is rightfully not willing to work outside of a job description, will not respond well to these requests or expectations, and does not do well when there is change, redirection, or upheaval. POSITIVE POLE - RELIABLE / NEGATIVE POLE - INVISIBLE THE FUN ONE - this is the person who may or may not get the job done or done well, but who tends to receive a great deal of leniency because he is key to keeping up morale, levity, and spirits. However, he can also become easily distracted with this position of keeping others happy and either find himself as a counselor, performer, comforter, or just an obnoxious distraction that makes it difficult for others to focus. He may be first to come forth "on behalf" of others if there are problems. If his tactics are sound, he makes a great Human Resources counselor. POSITIVE POLE - HEALER / NEGATIVE POLE - DISTRACTION THE INVESTOR - this is the individual who is deeply invested in the well-being of the company, and can often be in positions where his role is key to that success. The investment does not have to be in terms of money, but time, energy, passion, vision, etc. However, he can easily lose sight of the details and of the joy and original motivation and enthusiasm if he feels threatened. He can shift into a disconnect from the environment and the soul of the company as he focuses only on the survival of it. POSITIVE POLE - COMMITMENT / NEGATIVE POLE - DEFENSIVE THE BOSS - this is the individual who is usually in a position as "boss," but is not always in this position in any official capacity. This is the individual who steps up and helps direct, manage, control and focus others toward the project or point at hand. However, because his role is one of control, he can sometimes become demanding, shaming, distant, dismissive, and take for granted the humanity of those who he expects to be focused and available. POSITIVE POLE - GUIDE / NEGATIVE POLE - HURTFUL (or "ASSHOLE") We know our time is run out here for this format, but this is a glimpse of these positions. There is more to say, of course. ### Note: You can comment on this material in the original post. See Michael on Roles in the Workplace.
  12. 2 points
    This material was pulled from a private transcript originally posted on 6/28/10. Q: Could Michael give me some examples of how Server casting affects the manifestation of the King role? MICHAEL: The Role is how one shines in the world; it is the essence of who one is that often requires fairly specific conditions to come together for that to manifest. The Casting is how one IS in the world; it is the way one functions on a daily basis, on a mundane level. It could be said that the Role is WHO one is, and Casting is HOW one is. Server Casting might show up as a default, keen awareness of the needs, feelings, and behavior of those around you, sometimes to the extent of distraction. It might show up as a sensitivity and kindness that wishes only the best for others, while being rather frustrated, or even infuriated, with those who are inconsiderate and disrespectful of boundaries. It might show up as being in a position among friends and family that is more often than not turned to for insight, help, nurturing, availability, and understanding. In terms of how this might show up for a King, it often shows up as having this keen awareness and sensitivity manifest in ways that try to encourage confidence, responsibility, and integrity in those people of meaning to the King, helping others to embrace their importance on their own terms. It can also manifest in ways that are manipulative, deceitful, and hurtful if the King has not taken responsibility for his own choices, life, and experiences.
  13. 2 points
    [Excerpt from NWM: Your Center of Gravity. The entire transcript is recommended for an understanding of Centers.] MEntity: One of the reasons we use the term "Center" is that it is short for "Center of Gravity." Center of Gravity describes an average location of the "weight" of an object, by which that object can then be understood in terms of its motion through space and time, as well as an even deeper understanding through how that object is bound in rotation around that Center of Gravity. The "object" here is most often understood as the self, but can extend to refer to events, relationships, time periods, etc. There is a "natural" or starting point Center of Gravity for each "Center," but these change over the lifetime. ... Your Intellectual Center of Gravity is in the throat, the Vishuddhi, or the Throat Chakra. ... An Intellectually-CENTERED person tends to rotate/process within the self in terms of how things are expressed, make sense, are logical, formed, and bring them insight.
  14. 2 points
    In the same way the "spark" takes on an Essence Role for its cycle of lives while adventuring from the Tao, the Essence takes on a PERSONALITY each lifetime when it incarnates! This helps create even more diversity and flexibility for the soul. The PERSONALITY is the vehicle for the Essence to experience life, like a space suit. It is the extension of the Essence, allowing the soul to experience the Physical Plane and all of its emotions, sensations, thrills and chills. There a number of ways to set up your "space suit" and as the Essence experiences more and more lives, it gets better and better at creating its life and Personality. The different factors used in designing a Personality are referred to as OVERLEAVES. The Overleaves used in creating a Personality are: GOAL: The primary motivator within the lifetime MODE: The primary way of approaching the Goal ATTITUDE: The primary way of viewing the life BODY TYPE: The basic genetic and planetary influences that make up your actual body These Overleaves listed above are chosen before birth by the Essence. AFTER being born, by the age of three, another Overleaf is settled on called CENTERING: your habitual way of taking in and reacting to the world and experiences. In your adolescence within the lifetime you then add one more element that makes life all the more interesting and challenging; your basic fear, called the CHIEF NEGATIVE FEATURE. It is your stumbling block and primary challenge to all things within the life. Note: Chief Negative Features are commonly referred to as "Chief Features." Those are the basic Personality traits with which to be concerned for now. As with the Essence Roles, there are 7 Goals, Modes, Attitudes, etc., to choose from and combine for the lifetime. Again, as with the Roles, do not get too caught up being literal. Michael chooses the terms carefully. In studying the Michael Teachings, you will begin learning that we have tended to put negative connotations to perfectly neutral words. You will see that some words you used to think were "bad" now become empowering and make perfect sense. The 7 Goals are: Re-evaluation: the lifetime revolves around slowing down experience as much as possible, so as to assimilate past life influences. Growth: the lifetime revolves around gaining as much experience as possible, so as to use in future lives. Discrimination: the lifetime revolves around learning how to make better choices and decisions for yourself. Acceptance: the lifetime revolves around learning how to accept all choices and decisions, even the choices of others. Submission: the lifetime revolves around learning where and how you are most needed and effective. Dominance: the lifetime revolves around learning how direct and lead those who are most needed and effective. Flow: the lifetime is learning how to relax, enjoy life, and let it unfold, trusting in Essence. The 7 Modes are: Reserve: reaching your Goal by refining your emotions Passion: reaching your Goal by freeing your emotions Caution: reaching your Goal by refining your thoughts Power: reaching your Goal by freeing your thoughts Perseverance: reaching your Goal by refining your actions Aggression: reaching your Goal by freeing your actions Observation: reaching your Goal by observing and using the Mode most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Attitudes are: Stoic: sees life as if they have seen it all before Spiritualist: sees life as if they have never seen it before Skeptic: sees life like it can always be disproved Idealist: sees life like it can always be improved Cynic: sees life as opposite to what appears to be Realist: sees life as it appears Pragmatist: sees life practically and through the Attitude most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Body Types are: Lunar: rounded, pale, emotional; good for lifetimes dealing with one on one Inspirational contact (relates to Server) Saturnian: tall, durable, lean; good for lifetimes dealing with Inspirational issues for groups (relates to Priest) Mercurial: witty, quick, wiry; good for lifetimes dealing with expression one on one (relates to Artisan) Jovial: round, fleshy, large; good for lifetimes dealing with being in a central position of expression for others (relates to Sage) Martial: fiery, reactive, high-energy; good for lifetimes dealing with actions affecting people one on one (relates to Warrior) Venusian: soft, sensual, warm, charismatic; good for lifetimes dealing with being open, approachable, and accessible to larger groups (relates to King) Solar: bright, spirited, small and frail; good for lifetimes needing to be in the center of everything (relates to Scholar) *A note on Body Types: There are no "pure" Body Types. There is usually a combination of two to three influences. In addition there are three "eccentric" Body Types that a person can have for some of their more extraordinary lives. They are Plutonian, Neptunian, and Uranian. They are rare and specific so we won't go into those here. There are 7 Centers and you may recognize them as relative to the Chakras if you are familiar with Chakras. As you study the Michael Teachings, you will find that while there are similarities, there are also very different ways in which "Center" is used as opposed to "chakra". Though there are 7 Centers, a human body usually only uses one Center habitually. There are "higher" and "lower" Centers but they are not better or worse; the "higher" and "lower" only refer to the level they are sourced from and affect. The "lower" Centers are more of the Physical Plane and affect the body, while the "higher" Centers are more spiritual and affect our connections beyond the Physical. Since so much energy is involved in the sustaining of experience in the "higher" Centers, it is extremely rare to be Centered in a "higher" Center, but instead they are Centers accessed for specific purposes. The "higher" Centers are accessed through either practice, meditation, randomly, or through intense trauma. The 7 Centers are: Instinctive: this center travels with you from life to life like a floppy disc. It stores all of your experiences ever gathered and all of your areas of growth still needed and all the areas you have come to peace with. It isn't very intelligent, but is more a storehouse and protective device. It is where all of your past lives are remembered and even this lifetime's history. It is very automatic. Higher Moving Center: this is the Center relating to a pure connection and recognition of ENERGY. It is pure creativity and recognition of beauty as it is. It is experienced when you feel awe in seeing a landscape or piece of art, for example, or when you feel completely connected to everything around you, seeing its perfection as it is. This is the most accessed of the "higher" Centers and sex can sometimes trigger it. Moving Center: this is the Center that governs our body movements and actions. Those who are Moving Centered are action-oriented and take in life through their bodies. Emotional Center: this is the Center that governs our sense of connection to others emotionally and within ourselves. Those who are Emotionally Centered take in life through their feelings. Intellectual Center: this Center governs our beliefs and thoughts and communication. Those Intellectually Centered take in life through analysis and reasoning. Higher Emotional Center: this Center is your pure sense of LOVE, total, complete unconditional Love, or as Michael calls it, "agape" (pronounced a-GOP-ee). It is felt when you completely allow yourself or another to behave, think, be, in any way that comes but without fear or judgment. Higher Intellectual Center: this is the Center where absolute TRUTH is experienced, where whole complete insights and "knowing" reside. Although these descriptions are far from complete, they are good starting points and you will be most concerned with only the Moving, Emotional, and Intellectual Centers at first. PARTS & TRAPS: Knowing yours or someone else's Centering is truly helpful in understanding how a person takes in life, but there's more: the PART of the Center. Within each Center resides actually ALL other Centers, kind of like a pie. So the Intellectual Center, for instance, will have an Emotional Part, an Instinctive Part, a Higher Emotional Part, etc., even an Intellectual Part (pure Intellect then). These PARTS are how the person puts their experience back out into the world after taking it in! They are also called TRAPS because a person can get so caught up in using only that PART that they forget to balance themselves with other parts. For instance, a person might be Intellectually Centered/Emotional Part. This means they take in life through what makes sense to them: observation and analysis; but then bring it back out into the world through Emotions, meaning they might get very emotional over their thoughts, but have no way of getting it out. The Emotional Center has no "voice", so the Intellectual Center can get caught in a Trap, thinking, analyzing and reasoning, leading them back to emotions that then go back through reasoning, giving rise to more emotions, etc. Eventually something has to give. What will then happen is that person might act out with their Moving Center. They might get angry and lash out, or they might actually cry, taking an action that helps get them out of the Emotional Trap. Most people have their Centering and Parts in the "lower" Centers, such as Emotional Center/Moving Part. Remember that many solutions are found in bringing in the neglected Center of the main three (Moving, Intellectual, Emotional). If you are Emotionally Centered, Moving Part, you will have to bring in the Intellect in order to balance yourself. This means that you need to add THOUGHTS and COMMUNICATION to your ACTIONS as you react to FEELINGS. To help you understand each PART/Trap, I will share the ways I understand them: INTELLECTUAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and express that back out into the world appropriately. They may be excellent at communicating, but they will still have a spectrum of lessons and challenges in this area. EMOTIONAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and how to process the feelings that arise from it. They may have deep emotions, but have little way of actually showing it. This is their challenge then in many cases. MOVING PART: This person will have lessons around how to take input from their basic Centering and how to actually behave as a reaction. They have a lot of energy, but they are learning how to direct that appropriately back out of their bodies. There are 7 Chief Negative Features (or fears) that you choose from in your teens. You usually choose two. One is your PRIMARY CHIEF FEATURE and the other is your Secondary. The Primary affects and challenges your attaining your GOAL, therefore affecting more of your personal experiences, and the Secondary affects and challenges your MODE, therefore affecting more of your relationships and intimacy issues. The 7 Chief Features are: Self-Deprecation: fear of Inadequacy; your not being able to live up to yours or someone else's standards, leaving you weak, insecure, and incompetent. Fear of NOT BEING ENOUGH. Arrogance: fear of Vulnerability; wanting others to live up to your standards, or fearing your standards not counting, leaving you vulnerable, judgmental, isolated, and alone as you are seen as not needing others. Fear of BEING TOO MUCH. Self-Destruction: fear of Worthlessness; feeling that you have no worth or value unless dead or dying for someone/something else, leaving you with ongoing sacrifices for others with no gain for anyone, even extending into getting a terminal disease. Fear of GETTING TOO MUCH. Greed: fear of Scarcity; feeling that you won't get all that is out there of worth to you personally; leaving you fixated on one or two things that you cannot satisfy as a way to maintain your sense of self. This can be food, affection, sex, money, even vague things like not enough "love". Fear of NOT GETTING ENOUGH. Martyrdom: fear of Losing Control; a strong need for being in control of everything in your space even though that is impossible. This leaves you feeling victimized, burdened, and complaining. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF SPACE. Impatience: fear of Missing Out; you are always fighting the clock, trying to control before being controlled, leaving you intolerant and agitated. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF TIME. Stubbornness: fear of Change; you cannot and will not deal with anything new and against your already-set opinions, ideas, and environment. Some people who have Stubbornness actually can appear like they are adventurous and changeable, but look closely to see if they are actually creating "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Constant change can just be a way of avoiding dealing with actual changes. Fear of ANYTHING DIFFERENT. If you have read through the entire Introduction, you have just touched on all the very basics of the Teachings! This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gets more and more familiar as you start to apply it.
  15. 2 points
    [This material was originally posted by NickG as a private session transcript on May 18, 2016. Permission was granted for placement in the Study Library.] Nicholas33: Hello to you too Michael. When we had the session on manifesting essence you stated something along the lines of the role having core values as a foundation to build upon. You gave me some examples for the Sage but I was wondering if I can have the core values of the other roles as well. MEntity: Yes ... ARTISANS - Creativity, Expression, Innocence, Depth, Intimacy, Sensuality, and being a living example of Uniqueness. ... Keep in mind that these Core Values will be upheld in some way, even if they are upheld in desperate and unhealthy ways. These can be upheld in ways that serve only the self, serve only others, or serve a balance between the two. ### end of transcript ### Note: You may comment on the original post. See Core Values of the Roles.
  16. 2 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2007] [stryper] My question deals with what seems to be a mis-definition. In the overleaves for this year it seem that Michael mention there would be much revealing of truths. The biological reaction being tears. Connotatively crying is usually called an emotional reaction. Yet the recognition of Truth is intellectual. So it seems to me that the definition is backwards. What am I missing here? [Michael Entity] Tears are the biological reaction to Truth; more accurately speaking, Tears are the biological response to the ACCEPTANCE of Truth. Acceptance is also Intellectually-based, or resonant to the Higher Intellect. People have come to associate Tears with Emotions because of the feelings that are often involved in the processing of Truth, and while the Emotional Center is used as a part of the process, so are other Centers, but the use of various Centers as a means to help integrate Truth does not mean that the symptom of Tears is linked to those Centers, specifically. Tears associated with sadness, elation, awe-inspiring beauty, happiness, excitement, pain, etc. are still provoked by the TRUTH of those experiences, not in the emotions fluctuating around those experiences. We have never said that Tears are not associated with Feelings, but they are not reactions or responses to Feelings. Another reason Tears are often thought to be associated with Emotion is because part of the blockage to Truth is frequently in the emotional realm. When that emotional blockage is breached, healed, transformed, etc, the acceptance of truth can be had, thus resulting in tears. Tears mean that there is no denying the truth of that moment or experience, ranging from a stubbed toe to the loss of a loved one, from a thrilling moment of clarity to a life-changing realization. [stryper] Would the removal of blockage be part of the relief people often feel after crying? (i.e. having intellectually known the truth, yet emotionally not accepting it) [Michael Entity] There are chemical compositions within Tears that are as biologically important to release as any other “waste,” and in that release there is often relief. Often the “waste” is directly related to the build up of denials, distractions, false truths, emotional blockages, etc.
  17. 2 points
    [Excerpt from Energy Report: OCTOBER 2016] Self-Destruction is the fear of worthlessness. It is a reactionary defense against any challenge or questioning of one’s value, place, contribution, and meaning. Having your position in life, in relationships, in the universe questioned is natural. It will happen from within and from outside of you. The questioning is important, healthy, and encourages awareness. In addition to the natural and healthy questioning of one’s place, value, contribution, and meaning, there will come different answers to those questions that are both your own and that of others. You must sort through these answers to discover the truth of your value, place, meaning, and contribution. The range of answers is nowhere near as important as the answers you choose to emphasize, allow, and ultimately accept. The “best” that Self-Destruction can do in defense against the sense of worthlessness is to Sacrifice. This shows up in many different ways. It shows up in the literal sense that a person puts every other position of value and meaning above himself or herself as a way to prove worth. It shows up as aches, pains, ailments, and other disabling effects that give visible and viable reasons for why one cannot contribute or be of any value to anyone. It shows up as one who loses himself or herself in work to support a family. It shows up in the individual who decides his life only has meaning if it is willing to be given in place of someone else’s, such as the person who drowns while rescuing someone drowning, or the fireman, or the police officer who dies in the line of duty protecting another. Sacrifice is upheld as a virtue and one that unquestioningly proves or secures one’s value or protects one’s reasons for lack of value, but Sacrifice is a falsehood. As with all positive poles of Chief Features, none are truly “positive,” as they are still rooted in fear and do nothing to solve the problem from which the fear arises. Sacrifice is often confused as Devotion, but Sacrifice is very different. Devotion is a choice. Devotion serves both the giver and the receiver. Sacrifice is presumed to be the only choice, if a choice at all. It is motivated by the appearance, by the guaranteed position of value or the deflection of questioning value. Sacrifice demands recognition, or deflects and redirects it. Devotion tends to be quiet and personal, while Sacrifice is dramatic and theatrical. Self-destruction in the negative pole is Suicide. This is the “ultimate” Sacrifice. Suicide is a statement, the ultimate demand for recognition and proof of one’s value and meaning, or the ultimate condemnation and ending of one’s questioning of value. This shows up in literal suicide, in suicide bombings, in terminal illnesses and any chronically destructive addictions or habits. This is not to say that all terminal illnesses are Self-Destruction/Suicide, of course, but many debilitating and terminal illnesses have some roots in the deep uncertainty of one’s value and meaning in the world, relationships, in life.
  18. 2 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2004] [upstaate] How much importance is it to have magnetic energy work to our physical beings in lieu of all the technology surrounding our environments? How much of this new technology that we have……i.e.; cell phones, power lines, microwaves, etc….affects our physical bodies and is it harming us? New Age science says that we need magnetic energy work to balance what is affecting us… “bombardment” is what they call it. [Tibtyc] I had the same question… Are they dangerous? [Michael_Entity] Is your final question about magnetic therapies or about the effects of your electronic society? [upstaate] both [Michael_Entity] We will respond to both, then. In response to the question of whether these energies are harmful to the human body, we would say that they are, though on fairly low levels and not any more harmful than the effects of your own Sun. In fact, we would say that certain rays of your Sun are more harmful than most electronic systems in which you must move. And while we do not trivialize the question, we would also say that most individual belief systems are even more harmful to the body than the Sun, diet, or Electronic influences. We include that statement merely as a means to put the term “harmful” into perspective. We have seen no validity to the use of magnets as treatments or preventions against electronic influences, but this is because the concept is limited at this point in development. The theories are flawed. The human body is highly adaptable, which is why it was chosen by your sentience. The bombardment of energy within a technological society is usually proportional to the adaptability of the body. The most detrimental aspect of your technological progress isn’t found in the “waves”, but in the difficulty adapting to the glut of information that is accessible to you. The human psyche has not adapted well to the amount of information and input that is available. This is not to say that it will not adapt, but if there is an effect of detriment to the human, it is on the psyche, not the physical body. Of the energies you described earlier in your question, “microwaves” are the only energies we have seen to have an immediate and long-term effect on the physical body. The use of a microwave for cooking food appears to destroy nutritional value and suppress the Pineal Gland’s function. [Tibtyc] Where does this put the Internet? [Michael_Entity] Ironically, what has come to be known as the Internet, with its immediate access to massive amounts of information, has the greatest potential for implementing the adaptation of the human psyche. This is because the Internet, as it becomes available to the average person, will eventually encourage the refinement of the individual’s search for information. [upstaate] so, are we what we think or believe then, and only that? [Michael_Entity] It is more than a cliché to say that you are what you think. We would agree with that.
  19. 2 points
    This material was originally obtained in a POF and published on May 20, 2012. Today I followed up on info from my last POF, when I discovered that I am the last cast on the first side of my entity, and the second of only two Artisans in my cadence. All other positions in my cadence are filled by Wild Card Priests from the next cadence. While much of this info applies to those Wild Cards, it is of interest to me since I have reason to suspect that one of my daughters is a 6th-cast Artisan wild card.
 MEntity:
 Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can respond to your questions as you pose them. Janet: In my last POF session, you told me that my essence was last cast on the first side of my entity, with only two Artisans in my cadence. The following positions in the cadence are managed by wild card Priests from the next cadence. Can you tell me more about the dynamics of this arrangement? Does my cadence have a task or theme that involves only the two Artisans, and/or do we combine forces with the next cadence of Priests toward a specific task or theme? Is there any “job” assigned to one or both cadences that is associated with overlapping two “sides” of the entity? Naturally I’m curious about the impact on my essence but I am also seeking general info about how things “work” as far as the structure of the entity and the connection between the two “sides”. I realize the answer may be lengthy, so you need not answer any of these questions specifically but provide whatever info you deem useful toward explaining the dynamics in the time allotted. MEntity: First, we will say that our response here will be limited to the current understanding of the structure of the entity, but may either find itself expanded upon or replaced altogether as the "new" models unfold. Understanding this, we can say that the "wild cards" exist precisely for the point of completing a Cadence. There are no incomplete Cadences, even if there are "empty" Positions, because these "empty" Positions are fulfilled by the following fragments. Their fulfillment of two Positions renders them as "Wild Cards." This is because they are bi-directional in their pursuit of experiences, and you "never know" which direction that fragment may take at any given time. They can sometimes be understood as "flickering" in and out of directions, confusing even those whom have known them a long time. This "bi-directional" pursuit is, in part, because of the Casting fluctuation that is in place. A first-cast Cadence (Server-Cast) can find itself navigating with that inherent Casting, but also the fulfilled Casting. A first-Cast fragment may be fulfilling the Casting Position of any Position between Two and Seven. No fragment will ever have to fulfill a First-Cast Position, and the Seventh-Cast will never have to be a Wild Card. You will never find a King-Cast Wild Card, then. The math behind the shifting of Fragments clarifies why, but it is also that there is no complementary Position for any King Position. We have explained that the fragments merely shift forward sequentially in the Positions, and that can be the case, but if there is a complementary Position available to a Wild Card, it will tend to lock onto that. For instance, if the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Positions are vacant, then the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Positions following will tend to fulfill those vacant Positions of that "incomplete" Cadence, but it will not always be that the 1st Cast fulfills the 4th; it may gravitate toward the 6th. The complementary being the completion of 7. The 2nd might gravitate toward the 5th. The 3rd to the 4th. The 4th may then be left to fulfill the 7th, which is often the case so that its inherent neutrality allows for the Sevenness, but if a 3rd Position had been available, it may have vied for that. Janet: And if there were a 6th-cast wild card? Would it have a preference since the complementary 1st position is not available? MEntity: That would be correct. If those Positions of complementary mathematics are available, they will be preferred, while the secondary preference would be the Position that shares the same Axis. Janet: But are you saying they are not locked into those positions permanently but may change? MEntity: As these are "wild cards," these Positions and preferences are always "up for grabs." For an incarnation, for a single Personality, the bi-Casting tends to be sustained, and this can change between lives. Because Casting is a matter of impact in how the Essence functions while incarnated, then it is either one or the other at work in the lifetime at any given time, and not a kind of blended effect. The shift in use of one over the other can be quite distinct in the Wild Card. In terms of how this functions within the Entity, there is far more fluidity up through the Astral, but by the Causal, the Position that has been the most fulfilling/fulfilled will tend to be settled upon. The impact of being a Wild Card is far-reaching in that this fragment may now also be a "surrogate" Essence Twin for another fragment, and be a part of different group of Traveling Companions. This is why there may tend to be a Position that is preferred, so as to help nurture those mathematical relationships into some stability. So if a fragment is 50th-Cast and is fulfilling a 6th Position that would have been the 48th-Cast, it would now be a part of that additional Cadence (traveling companions) that span the Cadre as every 48th and 50th Positions are linked. Or rather, to be clear, all 48th Positions are linked, and all 50th Positions are linked. This is further complicated (only in terms of the current model) in that there is also a sequential count that binds fragments, i.e. there is no 48th and 49th POSITION, but there would be a 48th and 49th Raw Number (sequential count). Raw Number and Position are often not the same thing, particularly in an Entity with Wild Cards. How this works with you, then, is that your incarnations may have a hard time wrangling in these Wild Cards for Tasks, and even when you did, it may be difficult to sustain a shared direction for any length of time because they may be, literally, of two minds, and this can be difficult to adapt to at times. This is not to say that the Wild Cards cannot focus on the Task, because that would be entirely inaccurate, but more that even as they focus, they can seem to be of a completely different mindset that is somehow upheld even as the work is being done, and this is not always easy to navigate. For those with Cadences "full" of Wild Cards, trying to gather in any lifetime might be like herding cats, if you will. Janet: I'm used to herding cats! MEntity: This is probably a part of why. The fragments who are in their "own" inherent Position of Casting can often find a pattern of having to "hold down the fort," be the more solid and practical and stable, even when dealing with fragments outside of their Cadence. And regardless of Role. For those fragments, there is usually profound relief and exhilaration when they feel they can break free from that, even for just a bit, and "let their hair down," "be themselves," instead of "the adult" or the observer or the "sane one," etc, all the time. It is tremendously important for non-Wild Card fragments in a Cadence of Wild Cards to have their "crazy time." We will continue this exploration in further exchanges with you, Janet.
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    May 6, 2003 Here is a basic reference for all of the Internal Monads and the symptoms of a completed or incomplete progression. I have the details of each of the Internal Monads, too, but I will have to pull those out another day. -Troy 7 INTERNAL MONADS Each Monad is specifically a marker for the Essence to gauge within the life where it is in terms of what was planned versus what has come to pass. Essence and Personality can sometimes have very different experiences of the lifetime and these markers, or rites of passage, allow the Personality to “upload” all experiences that have come to pass, so Essence can help in the overall creation of the life. At that point new plans can be made, alterations set in place, new people and Agreements and Karma brought in, etc. The Positive Poles are the ability to adapt to the lifetime, whereas the Negative Poles are resistance and basic refusal to adapt to the results of these evaluations. Within a given lifetime there are 7 “rites of passages” that each person passes through as they grow as Personality. A person can pass through these easily or with struggle, depending on where he is with himself in terms of perceptions and experiences. There is no wrong or right way to pass through these Internal Monads, but getting “stuck” in a Monad or passing through in the Negative Pole, can affect the life in many ways and is usually not pleasant to the Personality. Some people defensively “enjoy” where they are when they are “stuck”, and make the best of it. There is no crime in not completing a Monad. In fact, nearly 80% of all fragments DO NOT get through the fourth Monad within one lifetime. To be specific, a “monad” is used here to refer to anything requiring at least two polarities as a means for progression, and is generating experiences completely within it. During your Internal Monads it will feel as if there are at least “two sides” of you, then. One side will be taking a more Positive stance, while the other side gives you the challenges and takes the more Negative stance. This push/pull can create a lot of internal struggle throughout a Monad. The ultimate resolution and completion of a Monad will be in finding the balance within yourself and coming to peace around that particular Monad’s context. SPECIAL NOTE: There is a HUGE misconception in the Michael Community that to pass successfully through an Internal Monad is good, admirable, and better, and somehow lends you more credibility in your expression, while NOT completing or resisting the process of an Internal Monad is undesirable, bad, and the person is dismissed or downplayed as “less than”. That’s just not true. Interaction and communication among some Michael students has gone as far as dismissing those who are only partially through this particular Monad, regardless of how successfully they are progressing. All of us are dealing with varying levels of success in varying parts of our lives, and the 4th Internal Monad is not a defining factor of an individual’s worth. It is rare that a person completes all 7 Internal Monads within one life. Usually only those who are 6th Level to 7th Level within a Soul Age succeed in transiting the 7 Internal Monads within one life. Otherwise, the passages can span several lives. The 7 Internal Monads are the 7 Stages of each Soul Level within the Soul Ages. As a SOUL, we pass through a Soul Age having 7 Levels. On each of those Levels, we may take several lives to pass through that single Level. The 7 Internal Monads are the SUB-levels of each LEVEL within a Soul Age! And, of course, each Internal Monad has its own 7 phases. In order to transit a Soul LEVEL, one must successfully have gone through the 7 Internal Monads during that particular Level, however many lifetimes that takes. In the same way it may take Essence several lives to deal with the experiences during a LEVEL OF SOUL AGE, it can also take a few lifetimes to pass through and process a SINGLE Internal Monad. An Internal Monad is considered “complete” when you have reconciled and resolved the questions of that passage, coming out the other side through the Positive Pole. ALL Internal Monads are entered through the Negative Pole, and are completed if the experience of the Positive Pole can be included. During the process, both Poles will be experienced. If the Internal Monad is incomplete or resting in the Negative Pole, THAT particular Internal Monad will be the bottom-line context for most of your experiences throughout the rest of the life. ALL subsequent Internal Monads are defaulted to the Negative Pole in progression as well, or never even attempted at all. The cool thing is that an incomplete Internal Monad can be completed at ANY point in a life. This means if you are in the middle of your 4th Internal Monad with issues still emanating from the lack of completion of the 2nd Internal Monad, (which, in turn will affect your 3rd Internal Monad), you can address those issues, complete the 2nd and 3rd Internal Monad, thus allowing the successful passage through the present Monad! I am still gathering the details of each Internal Monad and its process. Here is the general path of a lifetime and each Monad. 1. Birth This is the adjustment of the body and Personality in relation to the Root Chakra, or Instinctive Center (life force). Some people channeling Michael believe that the first and last Internal Monad are always completed because they just happen. This seems logical since you cannot escape death and if you are born, well, you are just born. I disagree. The manner in which you are born, the environment’s impact on the body, any abuses imposed, even smacking the body to bring the baby screaming into the world, can damage the adjustment of the body in relation to the Root Chakra. The Instinctive Center is the ONE Chakra/Center that is carried over from lifetime to lifetime. It is taken from one lifetime like a floppy disk and “inserted” into the next life, carrying deep memories, your Karmic Records, your plans for the life, etc. Imagine getting a brand new computer and inserting a disk with a program on it, then taking that computer and dropping it, or kicking it. Regardless of how incredible that computer is, or what the program is on the disk, this kind of disruption can wreak havoc on the whole system! The goal of progression through the First Internal Monad is to basically ensure the Instinctive Center is stably intact, in harmony with the body, or Essence will not be able to “move in” when it is ready. A soul rarely moves into a body right away, but rather cares for and guides the development of the body, gradually moving in over the first 7 years. Since being born happens many times and in many ways, the Essence and Body/Personality really do get very good at this and become extremely adaptable. This is why it appears logical to some that Birth and Death are always completed. Because the physical aspects of this event are an unavoidable part of being Human, the event is quite familiar to an Older Soul. Early in the cycle of lifetimes, this Monad can be extremely challenging. As an adult, tell-tale signs of an incomplete FIRST Internal Monad are mental instability and the inability to function in society in any meaningful way, having to depend on an institution or caretaker for your most basic needs, separating you from the “real world”, such as being hospitalized for your mental health conditions. As a child, the incomplete First Monad will show most during when the Second Monad is to be played out, turning into tyrannical tantrums and screaming, brutality and refusal. As an adult, a completed First Monad is indicated by being alive and well, healthy in most respects and able to be a part of life in general. As a child, the completed First Monad will show up most obviously during the Second Monad’s playing out, with the child beginning to ask all of the “Why’s” of every iota of experience, sheer curiosity and want for knowing. 2. Autonomy (age 3 or so) This is the adjustment of the body and Personality in relation to the Higher Moving Center, or Sexual Chakra. As an adult, Tell-tale signs of an incomplete SECOND Internal Monad are Intimacy issues, lack of social skills, bowel problems, preoccupation with remaining under parental care, or a strong need for approval far into your adulthood. As a child, the incomplete Second Internal Monad will show up as soon as Adolescence, with violence, complete rebellion against all things, sexual promiscuity (defined here as having sex to just have it, usually for attention or acceptance, without meaning, curiosity, or relevance on any level), rape, dropping out from all forms of organization. As an adult, a completed Second Monad is usually seen by being able to have sexual intimacy, affection, and a healthy seeking or allowance of that. Parents are seen as people, not resources or reasons for who you are. As a child, the completed Second Monad will show most during the Third Monad (adolescence) as a healthy and completed separation from parental or guardian care, even if only psychologically, and the beginnings of seeking “true love”, dating, consensual sex. 3. Adolescence (age 12 – 20 or so) This is the adjustment of the body and Personality in relation to the Moving Center, or Power Chakra. Tell-tale signs of an incomplete THIRD Internal Monad show strongly through the Fourth Monad (and beyond, if not addressed) as “authority issues”, rage, constant involvement in confrontation, a preoccupation with “getting attention” and/or acceptance despite destructive behavior, and finding it very important to rally others alongside them for support against something. A completion of the Third Monad usually finds the adult being able to side-step confrontation, usually doesn’t even attract it, is peaceful about differences, recognizes “authority” for what it is and leaves it to its context and allowing those who wish to play that game to do so, rather than being preoccupied with fighting it. 4. Stabilization (age 30 – 50 or so) This is the adjustment of the body and personality in relation to the Emotional Center, or Heart Chakra. Tell-tale signs of an incomplete FOURTH Internal Monad are depression, feeling a lack of “purpose”, feeling lost, “giving up”, anxiety, great fear and/or severe illnesses, apathy. The incompletion begins to show evidence quite currently in that Monad, but even more amplified during the Fifth Internal Monad where the person then displays pure resignation, constant-voiced resentments and preoccupations with the aches and pains of life. Signs of a completed Fourth Monad are seen in the regaining of a sense of innocence, awe, inspiration and purpose, motivation for personal expression and living as one feels compelled, making life personally meaningful. This completion shows strongly when the Fifth Internal Monad begins and there is a sense of want for travel, exploration, an adventurous new move, beginning fun projects and being in groups of like-minded activities. 5. Recreation (age 45 – 65 or so) This is the adjustment of the body and Personality in relation to the Intellectual Center, or Communication Chakra. Tell-tale signs of an incomplete FIFTH Internal Monad are seen near the beginning of the 6th Monad as early senility, sporadic memory loss, Alzheimer’s, the stereotypical eccentric elderly, a complete regression to emotional memories of the experiences most programmed into the body. Signs of a completed Fifth Monad show during the 6th Monad when there are stories to tell, teachings and anecdotes to pass on, memories to share, a general conclusion and peace settling over the life. If memory does begin to fail, “senility” is replaced with wild, philosophical explorations throughout the emotional memories of the lifetime, along with valid psychic journeys through folding time and space. 6. Reviewing (age 60 to 80 or so) This is the adjustment of the body and Personality in relation to the Higher Emotional Center, or Brow Chakra. An incomplete 6th Internal Monad shows up as great regret, searches for desperate reconciliation and forgiveness, death-bed wishes and confessions, having never known or accepted love or support and realizing this profoundly, fearing dying. A completed 6th Internal Monad is experienced as peaceful within and without, at ease with the inevitability death, knows love has been experienced and recognizes this profoundly. 7. Death This is the adjustment of the body and Personality in relation to the Higher Intellectual Center, or the Spiritual Chakra. An incomplete SEVENTH Monad can show up as a literal “haunting”, family members and friends grieving deeply and uncontrollably for great, great lengths of time “holding on” to the fragment, and an immediate or overlapping rebirth in a new body. A completed Monad finds “you” moving on, regardless of your method of death, reviewing the life with/as Essence, comforting and “visiting” those who are still physical for a time, if needed, family and friends experiencing “you” as being safe and at peace, letting you go, and being able to plan the next life with insight from all lives having been experienced.
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    [Introductory lecture from MMW: The Health of Your Intellectual Center] MEntity: Today we will look at the Intellectual Center and its function, nature, and health. The Polarities of this Center have the Positive Pole as Insight and the Negative Pole as Reason. INSIGHT is the capacity to reason, but with intuition. You may have noticed that the Positive Poles of the Centers are "positive" because they are no longer working alone. INSIGHT is when you can combine the intellect with the input of emotion in a useful way that transcends Reason. REASON is purely intellectual and cannot understand anything beyond what it already knows or finds true. INSIGHT recognizes that there is more to know than what one knows. Both of these polarities create a range of Self-Expression that is all about how one gives form to one's truths. So the health of one's Intellectual Center is often tied to one's relationship with Truth. Insight allows and invites the Truth, while Reasoning decides and defends the "truth." In many cases, Reasoning looks like "excuses." In many cases Reasoning tells you why you cannot do something, and Insight helps you figure out how. The Intellectual Center is a direct reflection of the health of your Self-Expression, your state of personal truths, and your degree of authenticity and sincerity. One of the easiest ways to determine the health of your Intellectual Center is in how you talk to yourself. The more constructive your inner voice, the more likely you are aligned with True Personality, the Positive Poles, and Essence. The more destructive, undermining, insulting, berating, guilty, sabotaging, defeated the voice, the further from healthy this Center is likely to be. This is not the same thing as saying "stay positive" or "do not think negatively." "Staying positive" is not the same thing as being constructive; in fact, "staying positive" can often have destructive effects. "Thinking negatively" can most certainly be constructive when it helps one to differentiate between possibilities, ideas, potential, facts, truths, etc. So it is much more helpful to use the range between Constructive and Destructive when determining if one is "positive" or "negative." The more destructive your inner voice, the more you have rejected your own Insight. The more destructive your inner voice, the more you rely on Reason. The healing that can come from knowing this differentiation is that you can now CHOOSE. The destructive voices were never your own. These were truths handed to you or seeded in you by others and you are nurturing someone else's fears, worries, and reasons at the expense of knowing your own truths, your own honesty, your own authenticity. When you navigate your life using the truths of others that are destructive to you, then you will find that you bump up against more challenges and apparent threats that you then feel necessary to defend. The Intellect is how you SEE, how you interpret the world, how you interpret everything. It hosts your Philosophy for life, and this is why the Intellect is tied to the Attitudes. And because your sense of safety and confidence is tied directly to how you see the world and see yourself, the Intellect and Attitudes are directly linked to the Chief Features. So, in effect, your Chief Features do the work of defending truths that are not your own, defending lies. Because the Chief Features' "job" is only to defend and protect, it does not do the work of looking beyond the threats that you see. They cannot know any differently until you do. This is why we speak highly of focusing on the healing of the Attitude as priority when one is ruled by Chief Features. And understanding the Intellect can help with this because Insight looks for the truth, while Reason hides from it. When you begin to look at any wounding and healing regarding the Intellect, you will likely be dealing only with Personal Truths which are relative, subjective, and subject to change. If your Chief Features are active, your Attitude and Intellect in the Negative Pole, you are essentially missing or rejecting more information and insight that would help return you to your own Personal Truths.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Soul Age Levels] The THIRD LEVEL is always about the spectrum between ENTERPRISE and VERSATILITY. ... The 3rd Level (Old) would be about the Enterprise or Versatility of Truth. Enterprise here is meant as a term to describe the comprehensive work that is required in an undertaking or project. Versatility is meant here as a scattering of the focus that would otherwise be Enterprising. ... The 3rd Level is about owning those new perceptions and context. ... The Enterprise of Truth as the 3rd Level is the cohesion of one's sense of the truth from all of the Versatility of Truth that one collects across the lifetime. Those at the 3rd Level are learning to own the new perspective and context, but they struggle with many different truths about themselves, about others, about life, the cosmos, etc, eventually pulling them together into a wholeness that is the Enterprise. This is much like the 3rd Internal Monad in that it is one's departure from depending on the truths of others, and collecting one's own. This then propels one forward into using one's own truths (enterprise). The Enterprise aspect is like the infrastructure built of parts collected through Versatility.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: March 2017] Kurtis: Hi Michael. I'd like to ask about elaboration on the King Casting ... MEntity: King Casting might show up in its default form as a kind of quiet power, quiet confidence that is drawn upon as necessary, much like being "under cover" as an observer and then revealing surprising authority and leadership "out of nowhere." King Casting trusts in and respects the inner authority of those around him or her, but will happily help make up for any lack of this on a regular basis.
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    [Excerpt from OMW: Validating your Profile] [Diane_H] I would like more clarity on Server casting. How I use it, etc. You previously mentioned I mainly serve myself, which I agree with. But most of my days I act more Scholarly. [MEntity] Though the Role is how one "shines" in the world, it requires the presence, or Manifestation, of Essence for that to happen on any regular basis, and this is something a Personality may or may not strive to do in a lifetime. However, Casting will always show up, as it is how the Personality defaults to functioning on a day-to-day basis. To help with Validation of any Role or Casting Position, it can help to look at other qualities that describe that Axis. In the case of the Server, you would want to look at the fact that this is an Ordinal Casting, first. It is Ordinal/Inspirational, next. This means that on a day-to-day basis, you may find that you naturally gravitate toward one-on-one scenarios, rather than group scenarios, and because you are Inspirationally-Cast, it would mean these one-on-one scenarios may require some sort of Meaning for them to be at all. [Diane_H] That's true, I hadn't thought about the Inspirational aspect. [MEntity] If something of Meaning can be brought to the exchange, then it may be more comfortable or pursued, but meaningless or random social or intimate contact is usually not of interest to the day-to-day functioning. The Priest seeks to bring Meaning to the masses, or a path to the creation of Meaning, whereas the Server seeks to bringing Meaning to the individual, or at least a path to the creation of that Meaning. [Diane_H] That really fits. [MEntity] If Server Casting is valid for you, it may show up as your being an important contact person for an important handful of fragments over time as you connect them to Meaning. Looking further, it might show up as a Re-evaluation in your pursuit of your Goal, Reserved in your Relationships, Stoic in your Perceptions, and even Self-deprecating, in general, in your day-to-day functioning. Re-evaluation of your Goal would show up as your constantly ebbing and flowing, halting and launching, always questioning the progress of your pursuit of your actual Goal in terms of the Overleaf, but also in terms of general goals, such as career. [Diane_H] Wow, that's a bull's-eye [MEntity] Reservation in your Relationships would mean always monitoring yourself, sometimes with Restraint, and sometimes with Inhibition, as you build yourself up in contexts of intimacy and resonance. The Stoicism in Perceptions might show up as your always keeping cool, or appearing cool, unfazed, no matter what you see, or how something is perceived, sometimes through Tranquility, and sometimes through Resignation. Though you will have your spectrum of Overleaves that describe you in much more detail, your Casting Position is like a packaged form of that entire Axis, and it will permeate the other Overleaves in some way.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: April 2014] [Kurtis] Hi Michael, I just love this description of the Server Casting that I found you wrote: Server Casting might show up as a default, keen awareness of the needs, feelings, and behavior of those around you, sometimes to the extent of distraction. It might show up as a sensitivity and kindness that wishes only the best for others, while being rather frustrated, or even infuriated, with those who are inconsiderate and disrespectful of boundaries. It might show up as being in a position among friends and family that is more often than not turned to for insight, help, nurturing, availability, and understanding. This was your answer to one of Al's questions a while back, and many have said these hold true who are Server Castings, so I was wondering if you could write the same format above, but for the Warrior Cast. [MEntity] Warrior Casting might often show up as a default keen awareness of sincerity and authenticity in various experiences or people in the life. This Casting would tend to gravitate toward those who generate meaningful challenges to the Personality so that there is no sense of complacency or apathy. This attraction to those who might bring this honesty, authenticity, and challenge can mean that many fall short of the expectations of this fragment, and there may easily come a system of navigation that comes to be based on presumptions and prejudices. This, then, becomes a wall through which those who seek intimacy will have to "prove" themselves to the Warrior-Cast, even if that Warrior-Cast does not realize this is in place. This can bring about a rather dismissive stance from the Warrior-Cast that would, eventually, have to be addressed by that Warrior-Cast if the desire for authenticity and honesty outweighs the actual experience of it.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: June 2014] [Kurtis] ... could you provide info on the Scholar-cast ...? MEntity: Scholar-Casting often shows up as heightened sensitivity, often felt in deep, emotional ways that "make no sense." This is often interpreted by the Scholar-cast as such a vulnerability that they often are the most secretive and "personal" with their exploration of the life. This Casting often gravitates toward anyone who can help them to "come out of themselves" in a way that is uninhibited and less self-conscious. This Casting often generates in the lifetime a love/hate, push/pull relationship with intimacy, at once desiring it greatly, but also convincing themselves that it is an unnecessary distraction. The Scholar-cast often struggles with his or her attention being fixated or fulfilled. In other words, when fixated, it is a means of escape, while when fulfilled, it is a product of exploration. These fragments can be of the most "kinky" of all. The Scholar-cast, more than even the Sage, or Sage-cast, can require feedback for insight into themselves, into the life, and the patterns of that life; they must "bounce" ideas off of others, see and hear these ideas played out in some way, so as to better navigate the library of thought that they carry. This can sometimes turn into a kind of paralysis if that sharing is not fulfilled in some way, locking them down with a sense of defeat for not having anyone to share those ideas and ideals with.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: July 2014] [Kurtis] Hi Michael, much like in past exchanges I'd like an elaboration of both Perseverance Mode and Power Mode that can cater to all soul ages, and much like before, an explanation of the - and +Poles as well. [MEntity] PERSEVERANCE MODE is the Ordinal, Action Mode. The Mode describes how one fulfills the Goal, and how one Relates. In its Positive Pole, there is Persistence, and in its Negative Pole, there is Unchanging. PERSISTENCE is the capacity to navigate around, over, and through obstacles, whereas UNCHANGING is the capacity to repeatedly confront obstacles. In Persistence, there is a sense of one's position relative to an obstacle or direction, and these are known to be dynamic. There is awareness that both the obstacle/direction and the one acting can change, evolve, alter, etc. In Unchanging, this dynamic is lost. It is no longer a dance, but a matter of pushing forward or into, and knocking down or clearing a path that has been determined. There is only a sense of direction or movement if that obstacle is overcome. Consider the difference between one amputee who has lost her legs and finds a way to work with her obstacles, while another determines that if those legs are gone, then everything on the other side of that is lost, unless those legs are returned. One is Persistence. One is Unchanging. When one is Unchanging, it is the Positive Pole of the partner Mode, Aggression, that will help to move one back into Persistence. The Positive Pole of Aggression is Dynamism. In other words, there is no division between self and obstacle/direction. They are parts of an equation that describe the paths of life. Both contribute to the path. Unchanging is when one has determined that the obstacle is in the way of the path.
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    [Excerpted from a private session originally posted by Our Geraldine on November 11, 2007] Geraldine: My major question to start would be that as a Sage casted Sage, I seem fairly atypical -- so my focus would be getting that explained Michael Entity: We would say that it is true that you are a Sage-Cast Sage, but more typical than you might think, given the range of expression prevalent among those who are also Sage-Cast. Given the various aspects of your Overleaves, there is a tempering of the expression in the way that others may not have as a design, however, it is the manifestation of your Soul Age that makes the greatest difference. Sage-Cast fragments who are younger in Soul Age or less-comfortable with the space between their inner world and outer world will tend to be more chaotic and "typical" of what is known as "Sage behavior." In addition to your manifesting more of your Essence through your body, which brings a refinement to the Sage-Casting in itself, you are also at the 4th Level of your Soul Age, which is a level that works to resolve the differences between the inner and outer. You have found many ways to manage these differences, and one of those ways is through the refinement of your expression, along with a true appreciation of stillness and observation. Sage-Cast fragments tend to have wild and untempered expressions in their daily lives, and a Sage-Cast Sage can be a "nightmare" when in the negative poles of the personality or disconnected from Essence, but the most refined of Sage-Cast fragments are those who are Sage in Essence. ... We will return for one brief comment about your being a Sage-Cast Sage, in that while you have a refinement of expression and a nice resolution between the inner and outer of your worlds, we would remind you that you have had your moments of "going off Dixie Carter-style" and speaking your eloquent (or not-so-eloquent) piece of mind when you feel the necessity or the triggering. Geraldine: Oh yes! I validate being Sage based on a lot of previous history. I just felt I'd matured and worked to get past a lot of the more flamboyant aspects. MEntity: "Flamboyant" and "mature" are not mutually exclusive, but your maturing has brought about a wholeness that requires less "presentation" and appreciates more "presence." Because you know how you used flamboyancy and presentation, you are far more sensitive to its dishonesty of expression and while you appreciate the spectrum of expression, a true Sage values truth through expression over mere expression any day. ### end of excerpt Note: You can discuss this material in the original post. See My E&P Channeling.
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    This information was originally posted by Geraldine on July 4, 2014 as part of an internal monad report for one of her family members. MEntity: The current perspective of the Artisan is 2nd Level Old.... The 2nd Level of the Soul Age (or the 2nd Stage of the Essence Arc of Internal Monads) will have an emphasis on continuing to stretch the perspective beyond the comforts of what have been known as a Mature Soul, taking periods of time with interest in Old Soul concepts, then returning to familiar Mature Soul concepts, but always alternating between these as a means to evolve. The 2nd Stage/Level is one where sensitivity goes on the rise, feelings and ideas become quite personal, because as one begins to expand beyond everything that is presumed to be true, it can be disconcerting to have been invested in a way of seeing/experiencing things for so long, especially when that way eventually worked so well, and was "higher" than the previous Soul Age in perspective, and then to find there is yet another tier... it can be exhausting. In fact, the nature of the 2nd Level tends to be unseating (unsettling) your perspective every time you think you have things figured out. This is important at the 2nd Level of any Soul Age, or flexible room is not made for the new perspectives. Eventually, it is realized that your perspectives are not being replaced, but are being expanded upon. And that tends to come as a relief when that is realized.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2009] [Question] I'd like to know something about the Lemurians and their cycle off that you mentioned to me as happening 35,000 years ago. You said they were “a sentient species who cycled off en masse”, and that this was profound for my cadre (c1). I'd like to know how an entire sentient species can have simultaneous cycling-off. Did we run them off? [Michael Entity] The Lemurians were a species that were of a finer density than your human bodies, and some may have remembered them as “etheric,” or as having “Light Bodies,” but they were more like the luminescent “jelly-fish” of your ocean. They were a sentience living through very delicate bodies and this lent them to isolation and insularity away from other species. Their process of cycling off would be akin to how you understand a reunited entity moving from the Astral to the Causal in its evolution. Their species was few in number, relatively speaking, and their lives were of great length, structured tightly in groups, so that large groups would reach a point of cycling off at the same time. We say “at the same time,” but we mean this in terms of relative perception of time; it could take several years for the exit of a group, but once it started, it was an exponential process. Some of our students who remember the Lemurians were deeply affected by the exit of the last of the Lemurian groups. [Question] So Ramtha was a jellyfish-like entity? [Michael Entity] No. Ramtha is a conglomeration of the channel's own higher self (Essence), her ego, and then some legitimate guidance by a cycled-off entity of Human sentience. We wish to point out that the conglomeration we describe as “Ramtha” does not diminish the value of what is taught to those who find it meaningful. It just happens that the Sage/King entity enjoys theatrics as their Medium. [Question] So, they weren't going through the Soul Age Levels while on earth — but were more like using earth in an Astral-like manner? [Michael Entity] No, they progressed in Soul Age as any other sentient species extant, but progressed in groups so that the cycling off for each was in conjunction with masses of other fragments. [Question] So we did have some interaction clearly, even if they were isolated? [Michael Entity] Yes, there was a great deal of interaction between your species, but in measured and highly-structured ways. [Question] oh, so none of us ever actually had lives as lemurians? [Michael Entity] Not that we know of. To switch bodies in such a way is not something that is very appealing to sentience, unless there are hundreds of years of integration and communication between the species.
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    [Duplication of private session Michael on Seth posted by Janet in 2016] Janet: For about the last 9 months I have been drawn to the Seth material and have been studying it rather extensively. When I first was introduced to Seth (early 90s I think), I found the material hard to accept -- what I was able to understand. Now much of it makes sense to me, perhaps because I read it with a Michael teachings slant and have much more experience with some of the concepts. Can you comment on the extent and duration and perhaps the timing of my current Seth studies? It's as though I have begun to recognize Seth as one of my teachers. I would also be interested in your comments on the frequent ‘coincidence’ of reading sections of Seth materials that have content that connects with current conversation topics on TLE. The number of these occurrences has been amusing. Finally, who or what is Seth in Michael terms? I just read an early transcript where he refers to himself as ‘an energy personality essence’, which is the first time I remember the word ‘essence’ in these materials. Seth frequently uses the word ‘entity’ in a way that I think corresponds to ‘essence’ in Michael terminology, although this is not always the case. For me it is validation of both teachings when they overlap. Yet, Seth's materials have a different focus. How do you view the overlap and distinctions between the two teachings? MEntity: First, a teacher is often introduced before the teaching can be heard. This is a kind of seeding process that, if goes smoothly, will eventually unfold a structure that can be returned to and built upon. Many of our students are students of Seth. One usually comes before the other, and eventually find common ground, even if the terminology is different. Seth and we, both, emphasize the process of choice as a primary source of the creation of one's reality. We decided to focus on this from the point of Personality as a way to access and Manifest Essence, whereas Seth decided to focus on this from how this works from the deepest core of Essence and up, through Personality. Seth is a Scholar/Sage/Artisan Causal Entity who shares our Cadre 11 in our Energy Ring and is Entity 7. We think one of the few ways to validate a teaching beyond the levels of Personal Truth is through the overlapping and consistency that may be a part of a teaching even as they come from different sources and in different ways. Janet: Do others channel Seth now? If this is a causal entity I would think this is possible. MEntity: No. There are no valid channels of Seth at this time. The Warrior with whom Seth works will return to continue their work, but all claims to be channeling Seth are false, or misunderstood relationships with facets of that channel's Personality or Essence. Because their material is quite "dense" and focused, the Agreements remain with the Warrior. This Warrior is helping "Seth" to prepare for their Transcendental life. Janet: Do you collaborate with Seth at all? MEntity: Our Cadre cross-references our experiences and material, but our teachings remain quite distinct and unique among the entities, even as we are of the same Cadre. This is part of every Entity's evolution through the Causal Plane: to clarify and formulate that distinction as a teaching and teacher.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- July 2001] [MaryBV] I am wondering Michael if you have any words of wisdom to help Troy with his current situation? [Michael_Enitity] He is surrounded by Karma, both philanthropic and traditionally karmic (difficult), mixed with his own self-karmic explorations. It is part of his life to have these events. His sense of “safety” comes from the balance of philanthropy to difficult karma. This Sage created a Personality that is capable of tremendous “blows” as a means to move more quickly through the more difficult 6th Level. His current situation is based on Philanthropic Karma as will reveal itself as it unfolds. We would suggest more physical action involved with the days as they pass, rather than a sense of waiting for the worst. This will do much in creating the avenues for change that could be more acceptable to our channel. We are working with him, along with his own guides, on levels that cannot be addressed in this forum. Far clearer communication is available to Troy on that level.
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    This info was originally posted as a private session transcript on August 18, 2013. Janet: Michael, you told me that I have been Artisan-cast in every Grand Cycle thus far but this is the first Grand Cycle where I also have the role of Artisan. One of the validating features of Artisan for me is the 5 inputs; I’m sure having this many inputs has a large influence on my life. Who knows if I will choose the role of Artisan again, so I’d like to try to maximize my Artisan experience while I’m awake enough to make the attempt. Do you have tips and techniques for fully implementing ‘Artisanness’? Are there ways to enhance or expand use of all 5 inputs? Does my high frequency provide any benefits toward potentially enhancing my experience as an Artisan? MEntity: Understanding the nature of having 5 Inputs is probably the best way to maximize one's use of them in a way that can fully implement one's "Artisan-ness." What that means to "fully implement" and "Artisan-ness" must be determined by your own standards. Some Artisans would find this implementation to mean full-blown creative chaos and living utterly by impulse, and others may find it to mean strength in structure, order, and constructive directions that have collaborative intentions. We will leave the defining factors of "Artisan-ness" to you, then, as you cannot NOT be an Artisan, you can only be an Artisan who rejects being an Artisan, or one who embraces being an Artisan, and then creating from those stances. Janet: I do embrace it, so let's go from there. MEntity: The point of the 5 Inputs for Artisans is that Artisans are the ports through which the NEW, the ALIVE, and the REVITALIZED are constantly brought into existence in some way. If there is anything that can help determine if one is fully implementing one's Artisan-ness, it would be in the assessment of whether one is actively bringing in Aliveness, Newness, Revitalization in some way. This can show up in any number of ways, such as through ideas, encouragement, spontaneity, impulse, artistic media, etc. The key question being if it manages to bring something or someone TO LIFE. Yes, the core of the Artisan is Creation, but this often translates into "bringing to life," or infusing life into various elements of the life, such as the workplace, a relationship, a community, etc. When the Artisan is not able to, or refuses to, or is blocked in the process of infusing life, or bringing to life, that is when Delusion can set in, and the Artisan resorts to fantasy, an internal world of creation that is more alive and vibrant than the experiences of the outer world. Janet: Oh I have experienced that. MEntity: The Artisan's medium for infusing life, or bringing to life, is CHANGE. To the extent that the Artisan resists, dismisses, or is afraid of CHANGE is the extent to which the Artisan is asleep, or in Delusion. This resistance to Change is not the same thing as having structure and order and routine. Those qualities are often quite vital to the Artisan, but are not defenses against Change. Those qualities actually help in adapting to Change. The Artisan's Inputs are focused on the Task at Hand; generating Creativity; maintenance or nurturing of previous Creations; monitoring of media options; and The Past. Janet: What is meant by 'monitoring of media options'? The other inputs seem self-explanatory. MEntity: This Input on The Past is quite encompassing, and is why it is very difficult for an Artisan who has been wounded to move beyond the wounding. Monitoring of media options could be described as "how can I make this happen?" or "how, where, through what can I create that?" It might be better understood as the Input of Strategy. This is why Artisans and Warriors tend to work so well together, because the Artisan is quite strategic. Or, more accurately, CAN be. Janet: You have thoroughly described my life. I found a session where you said that some Artisans may block inputs in order to "fit in". Are there symptoms of blocking a specific input? MEntity: Yes, there are symptoms relative to the blocking of each. Though we do not prioritize or number the Inputs, for simplicity we will do so here: 1 - inability to focus for any length of time; scattered; 2 - delusions, defensiveness, escapism; 3 - lying, dishonesty, revisionism; 4 - manipulation, anger, frustration; and 5 - inability to heal, terminal illness, psychological damage. This list is not comprehensive, but it is fair.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2005 Open Q&A] [Tibtyk] Greetings, Michael. “Essence” is, to be honest, mainly a word for me. Possibly a feeling, too, but vaguely so, at least not on a conscious level. How can I prove its existence to myself? And how to make the contact between Essence and Personality stronger, more reliable and more intimate? And, of course, more conscious. [Michael_Entity] The most powerful “proof” you have of your Essence is in any mirror you pass. It is only a matter of perception as to where you see the line drawn between “you” and “essence.” In the same way that one could ask for proof of Love, only symptoms can be highlighted or emphasized, giving an indication that something valid, yet amorphous, is involved. The line between “you” and “essence” is an illusion, so to simply see yourself as alive, animated, choosing… this is the most tangible proof. However, there are experiments to which you can invite your essence to partake. Essence delights in the opportunity to exist alongside the Personalities it creates. We cannot emphasize that enough. Much like an awkward parent standing on the sidelines from a teen who thinks he is “all that,” when Personality turns to Essence and asks if it wants to join, it is immediately available and with tremendous amounts of energy, truth, and love. Adjust your inner and outer vision to a decisive stance that you are gently and enthusiastically open to Essence. Then determine what you would like to have as “proof.” It could be as simple as a synchronicity or as complicated as a change in your life. Ask Essence to bring itself to your awareness at 7:07 every day. And watch this happen. Ask Essence to bring itself to your awareness by helping infuse you with the energy and empowerment to alter your life to a point of absolute abundance on your terms. And watch what happens. In all cases of experimentation, YOU will be key. You will not see the 7:07 unless you LOOK. You will not experience the abundance you seek unless you DO. And in the end, you will then find the greatest proof of Essence, is you.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- June 2008] [Question] What is meditation? Is it just silencing the internal chattering, or is something else involved? I recently had some personal advice in meditation from Michael, but trying to follow it, I started wondering what meditation actually is. MEntity: From our perspective, “meditation” is a word to describe the work through a triad that leads to adaptable balancing among all centers. This triad could be described as: EXAMINATION, IMPLEMENTATION, REALIZATION. We will describe this in detail now. First, a fragment would Examine the life to determine which Center is seeming least used, least effective, least understood, etc. For simplistic purposes, we will contain this to the 3 Primary Centers. So if one were to see that the MOVING Center is being used the least, or is the least effective, then this would determine the direction of IMPLEMENTATION. This would mean that your “meditation” would be of a Moving-Centered sort. Stillness or stereotypical concepts of “meditation” would not work for this fragment. This fragment could then Implement a moving meditation into his or her days. This moving meditation could be anything that includes the body and movement, which means that meditation could be anything from exercise to dancing to simple movements of the body while seated. Once a method has been Implemented, then the practice of this on a regular basis will lead to REALIZATION, which simply describes the effect of that particular meditation. In this case, a balance within the self that has taught the body how to call upon its moving center in a more effective way. The Implementation stage is the most important stage as it requires some amount of commitment for Realization to come about. The entirety of the experience from Examination to Implementation to Realization is “meditation.” In other words, Meditation is not simply a separation from your routines (examination), nor is it simply the clear focus of intent during parts of your day (implementation), nor is it just the benefits on the other side of implementation (realization). It is a triad of effort. [Question] what would be an example of using Emotional as the Center for Implementation? MEntity: Listening to music that stimulates the emotions could be good for some fragments, while watching dramatic movies could be good for others; still others might find a walk through beautiful environments to be a means for implementing Emotional; exploring art could be another example for some. [Question] So it doesn’t matter if I think of this and that during implementation, as long as I move? MEntity: The more consciousness one can direct toward that which is being implemented, the greater the Realization. So if one is implementing Movement, one can think and feel whatever one wishes, but allow the consciousness to fully embrace the body, the sensations, the experience of the movement as clearly as possible. It cannot hurt to be as focused as one can be on the implementation, but it is not necessary to block other natural elements within you. Those who experience the Realization will find that one can think, feel, and act in a way that each does not overshadow or block the other. This is another topic worth exploring, if our students wished.
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    [Excerpt from: Bobby's POF Session] [Bobby] I now would love to hear what you have to share about my inherent Shame. FROM MICHAEL: We think your inherent Shame is that of Demands. "Demands" speak to the nature of the body to have expectations fulfilled, often based from "obvious" expectations that are general to all bodies, but then built upon over the years. These Demands become Shameful because, at first, they are presumed to be shared by everyone, and even if they are, it is found that these are not to be spoken about. So the original Shaming often begins by expressing these Demands be fulfilled, and then either being shamed into thinking you are the only one with these expectations, or being shamed into confusion about how to have these Demands met when you are not to speak of them. Depending on the experiences of the lifetime, this can develop into a multiple layers that harden like concentric spheres of existence for the body. The body becomes like a churning planet that must have its layers shifting and moving as a means to be addressed, but with nearly all of that movement happening over time and below the surface so as to hide from the Shame that these depths represent. There are times, however, that there are eruptions, quakes, and various other "events" that reveal that there is much more going on beneath the surface than was ever let on. The life, then, can tend to be a constant cycle of pressure for stillness, containment of movements, and the inevitable eruptions, over and over. This cycling is more prominent and dramatic in those whose Demands are not met, or for those whom the Demands are shrouded in Shame. The rise above the Shame of Demands comes when these Demands are put into perspective and an open circle of support can be generated so that these can be expressed, discussed, spoken about, and asked for. These Demands are called "demands" not because they are asking too much, or asking for what is not necessary, but because they are drives that are inherent in the body: demands for sleep, for sex, for food, for pleasure, for excitement, for movement, for affection, for acceptance, for intimacy, for play, etc. If the rise above Shame comes, then these Demands will have been identified (and can be identified as they come up), allowed, and their fulfillment is found through appropriate processes, and not through force, secrecy, or literal demand.
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    This information is from Cadre 1 Design, which Troy cautioned should not be used as a definitive reference but should be used as a basis for further validation. Entity 2: 1275 Fragments/176 Cycled off (at present date, 815 incarnated) 392 Sages/343 Artisans/7 Servers/49 Scholars/15 Warriors/21 Priests/98 Artisans/98 Kings/49 Sages/49 Artisans/98 Priests/56 Sages (6 Wild Card Priests)
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    This material was taken from a private session originally posted on January 22, 2011. Q: I'm a little concerned of our daughter, as she's become really shy outside the circle of the closest family and friends. She's been a very strong-willed toddler, and when she was younger I would've never imagined she'd be a shy child, but now she is. I wasn't shy as a child, so I have troubles relating to her feelings. What would be the best way to deal with this now, to encourage her, but at the same time make her feel it's okay to be shy? MEntity: We see this as a stage of her developing consciousness that is simply particular to her way of becoming aware of "Other." It is only just dawning on this fragment that "other" is not always a safe or familiar extension of "mother, father, or me." This is natural. Shyness, in this case, does not appear to be based in fear as much as it is in the beginning of her Overleaves being ignited. A child "grows into" Overleaves, and though it takes approximately 7 years for this to be completed, the various Overleaves begin to manifest at different times. During the 2nd Internal Monad, the first of the Overleaves will begin to manifest, and this will set the stage for the general arc of the entire lifetime. For instance, if the Attitude sets first, then the life would take on a more philosophical or Intellectual tone, whereas if the Mode is activated, then the life may bring more emphasis to the themes of relationships and intimacy, while the Goal would bring a life focused more on the gaining of experiences for the point of that Goal. This first activation usually happens during the 6th Stage of the 2nd Internal Monad as Autonomy is being realized. In this case, the Goal has been activated, and this means the reality of the spectrum of Acceptance has now been comprehended to some meaningful degree. The 2nd Internal Monad is already a rather fragile process, with a great need for supply of security and value from caretakers, and when a child activates a Goal of Acceptance, then that supply is in even greater need. Bringing to her a sense of safety when she needs it is exactly what she needs, and upon securing that realization that she is safe, she will then begin her own methods for how to Accept or Be Accepted. Emphasizing her value to you, to herself, and to the world, can also help to expand the sense of self-esteem, which would then help her to move more confidently through the challenges of Acceptance. Your own history that lacked shyness is because of your igniting your Attitude first, which gave you a very early, quick, and clear perspective of what and who you were in relation to others, allowing for a more solid sense of self.
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    [Excerpt from Membership Gratitude Chat: March 2016] Becca: Hi Michael. I have an interest in true crime and was wondering if you have access to information about whether people who are accused of crimes are guilty, or the locations of missing people. I understand that some people claim to be psychics able to lead investigators to this kind of information. Is this a legitimate skill? Part of their life task or karma, for instance? Would it be possible for channel to learn the whereabouts of a missing child, such as Madeleine McCann, or whether a suspect is guilty? MEntity: We tend to only have access to details about crimes after the Karmic Ribbons are burned or in stasis. Karmic events tend to remain acutely localized among the fragments involved until there is time to process the experiences. We do not have access to individuals and their local data. We only have access to what is updated in the Akashic Records. Local psychics, however, can "read" more localized energies in ways that can be successfully interpreted as leads and insights. Most are not very accurate or skilled in these interpretations, but some are. We can sometimes find keys or lost objects if an updated record reveals a memory of recent placement of these objects. We can sometimes locate lost individuals if there is no Karmic dynamic obscuring our view. In the case in question, we cannot see details at this point. When a valid psychic is involved in this line of work, it tends to be related to their Life Task, and various other factors in their design.
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    From 9/25/2014: [DianeHB] Could you elaborate on the Mercury Body Type Nature, like you did for ViP for the Lunar Nature? We've had a small amount of info channeled on it before. [MEntity] The Mercurial Nature is, at its core, a constant debate or argument with and/or within the self. The Mercurial Body Type is Active and Negative in its dynamic, so it is always "on" and always opposing. This is not "negative" in the sense of denigrating, but negative in the sense that it is exclusionary and sorting in nature. The Mercurial Nature is aligned with the Ordinal/Expressive Axis, so it correlates to such Overleaves ad Discrimination and Skeptic. [MEntity] The Mercurial Nature feels great impulse to give form to ideas, but it also prefers for those ideas to be well-formed BEFORE the form. While the Mercurial Nature can be witty, snarky, and sharp, it is also a nature that has a deep, still undercurrent that is constantly assessing, taking in, processing, and sorting, trying to make sense of input. This is because the nature is strong in the Mercurial Body Type to give form to ideas, and with so many sources for ideas, this sorting is a must. [MEntity] While Mercury Natures are having a conversation with another person, they are having several internally at the same time. [MEntity] There is always some sort of detecting going on when communicating with a Mercurial Body Type, which makes them some of the best lie detectors, and some of the best liars. [MEntity] At its best, the Mercurial Nature is adaptable, quick thinking, and able to make sense of even the most perplexing of issues and challenges. In it's most negative state, there is a breakdown of the system in place that keeps everything juggling in the brain, and the energy that would normally be used for keeping ideas sorted and processed, becomes a kind of agitated static in the body, moving into the skin and muscle to generate a nervousness and anxiousness. [MEntity] Because this is an Expressive Body Type, this breakdown brings with it stories to go with the nervousness and anxiousness, and the Mercurial Nature can fall into variations of delusion, panic, and paralyzing threat or depression. [MEntity] For the Mercurial Nature to get back on track, he or she would likely have to focus on one thing that can be understood, one idea that can be followed, and then build on that, or move to the next idea. Not only does this help heal the natural sorting capabilities of Mercury, but it brings it back in a way that is sophisticated, deliberate, investigative, which are positive poles of Overleaves sharing this Axis.
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    This was originally posted by Troy. April 23, 2003 I found it! Please DO NOT use this as an ultimate reference! I am very serious about that. I have always reserved sharing this because I am not comfortable with the information, but I consider it a start. The only way I would consider this to be a completed map of Cadre One, is if I had the ability to cross-reference with several key channels, whom I personally respect as valid channels of Michael. Until then, this is a piece of the puzzle. If anyone has any information to add to this for the sake of cross-referencing and evolving, it would be greatly appreciated. The information below was channeled about 2 years ago, I think, so the numbers of Cycled Off and Incarnated, may be different now. TT CADRE ONE DESIGN Entity 1: 1421 Fragments/328 Cycled off (at present date, 914 incarnated) 490 Artisans/490 Warriors/49 Kings/98 Sages/98 Scholars/98 Artisans/98 Warriors/49 Servers/49 Priests (no wild cards) Entity 2: 1275 Fragments/176 Cycled off (at present date, 815 incarnated) 392 Sages/343 Artisans/7 Servers/49 Scholars/15 Warriors/21 Priests/98 Artisans/98 Kings/49 Sages/49 Artisans/98 Priests/56 Sages (6 Wild Card Priests) Entity 3: 1072 Fragments/397 Cycled off (at present date, 421 incarnated) 441 Artisans/17 Servers/343 Scholars/95 Sages/13 Priests/48 Scholars/119 Artisans (5 Wild Card Scholars, 3 Wild Card Priests, 1 Wild Card Artisan) Entity 4: 980 Fragments/831 Cycled off (at present date, 112 incarnated) 49 Kings/98 Servers/245 Artisans/245 Priests/98 Scholars/49 Sages/98 Priests/98 Artisans (no wild cards) Entity 5: 1421 Fragments/557 Cycled off (at present date, 863 incarnated) 343 Scholars/343 Artisans/98 Warriors/343 Priests/98 Kings/98 Servers/98 Sages (no wild cards) Entity 6: 1074 Fragments/372 Cycled off (at present date, 433 incarnated) 343 Kings/21 Priests/369 Scholars/196 Artisans/70 Sages/49 Servers/28 Warriors (no wild cards) Entity 7: 1177 Fragments/742 Cycled off (at present date, 435 incarnated) 343 Priests/49 Sages/343 Servers/98 Scholars/98 Servers/14 Kings/98 Artisans/21 Warriors/47 Sages/17 Artisans/49 Priests (2 Wild Card Artisans, 4 Wild Card Priests)
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    This material was originally posted from a private transcript on 8/31/13. [M1]: Would you please give me a description or theme for Cadre 1 Entity 5 ? [MEntity]: Cadre 1, Entity 5 could be said to be the Pivotal/Facilitators of the Cadre, being "in the right place at the right time" as a means to help another to pivot in life in some way. Every Entity 5 is themed in Expansion vs Adventure, and in this case, this Entity is scattered across the planet, constantly moving, with not too many fragments from that entity getting too close together. This is because this particular Entity has chosen to be the fragments who will be even in the most remote places of the planet so that wherever another Cadre Mate might go, at least one "familiar" face would be near and accessible. If a fragment from this entity is rather stationary, then it might be that he or she acts as a base for many fragments who come and go from the life, and if stationary, then that fragment can tend toward fantastic imagination as a means to "travel." In some way these fragments are always moving, scattering, active, and highly alert/sensitive. [M1]: So not exactly Teddy Bears then? [M2]: ha ha ha [MEntity]: They can tend to "recognize" another long before that other recognizes them. The "teddy bear" nickname came from the fact that because these fragments act as a touchstone, or base, for so many in the Cadre, being with them can "feel like home," and this is quite comforting. Ironically, these fragments can sometimes "get sick of it" and be the most off-putting of all fragments in the Cadre. There is almost always an extreme in their effect on others, or the responses to them.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2009-06-14] [Question] abandonment – we all do this alot , we come together, we go apart , that is life, as we know it… so, what can you tell me, that would help all of us, with this type of issue involved with our passages through our lives — i am sure, it is a theme for many — how deeply rooted is ABANDONMENT/does it have 7 levels; and; how do each of the 7 chief dragons affect it, like impatience, arrogance, self dep; self destruction, etc [Michael Entity] True Abandonment is of such popularity for exploration by souls that it is within the 30 “Classic” (external) Monads: the Abandoned and the Abandoner. It is quite popular for the same reasons that the other relationships are popular: it is an accelerated experience that holds great potential for learning about oneself. True Abandonment is an experience that eventually leads to a discovery of self-value and empowerment that, when discovered, is unprecedented. True Abandonment is antithesis to the truth of your resonance with others, and to experience it pushes one to question the value of oneself in ways that few other experiences push one to question in that way. The process of being abandoned, and the process of questioning, can be extremely painful until the lies are worked through and the truth is finally comprehended: that the value of self is never dependent upon the relative position one is within a relationship; and that the experience of abandonment is, ironically, due to the overblown value one has placed upon another fragment over self. There are 7 Circles of Abandonment that one can initiate or experience: Survival Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position that is necessary for the survival of another, such as a mother abandoning a baby in a ditch. Sexual Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position that nurtures another in an intimate way, either literally sexually, or simply as embracing the Other as Oneself. Physical Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position that was necessary for the mobility and productivity of another fragment. Emotional Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position that embraces another fragment with room to Be without explanation or apology. Intellectual Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position of communication and exchange with another. Intuitive Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position of encouragement for upholding the fulfillment of visions, dreams, and wishes. Spiritual Abandonment: which is the abandonment of a position of guidance and clarity for the bigger picture and pattern of the life. In instances of True Abandonment, Karma is often created. When we say True Abandonment, we mean that one has instilled oneself as a provider for a particular context, and then bails on the responsibilities of that position upon which another became dependent. When one experiences True Abandonment, the effects are valid and we do not mean to suggest that they are not, though we do suggest that most of the contexts can be overcome as the individual fragment finds his or her own sense of value. In the first context of Survival, the exploration of value is dependent upon Essence, not the Personality. The Essence will either let the life go as a means to start again in another life, or find a way to get help to the Personality that has been abandoned, if the Personality is receptive to that help. [Comment] And all the 7 seems to relate somehow with the 7 chakras and centers too [Michael Entity] Yes, there is a relevant parallel to the Chakras. [Question] Every Personality can experience many abandonments which are only experience — not Monadal levels of True Abandonment? [Michael Entity] The Monadal process of Abandoned/Abandoner would focus on a single Circle, or context, emphasizing, for instance, Sexual Abandonment or Intuitive Abandonment. The Monad of Abandoned/Abandoner can be played out multiple times across different relationships for emphasis on the different Circles, or contexts. We would also wish to clarify that we use the term True Abandonment to refer to the legitimate reliquishing of responsibilities for a position that was originally, mutually agreed upon. This is to differentiate from the INTERPRETATION of Abandonment that is merely a reaction to the disappointment that someone did not fulfill your expectations. Most instances of True Abandonment are thoroughly explored by mid to late Mature. Most instances of abandonment after that are those of interpretation and directly related to self-karmic issues (personal, internal divisions within) that one is working on resolving.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-04-04] FROM MICHAEL: The dynamic that we have always seen among our little groups of students has been a dynamic that is as ancient as your commitment as students. It is not amiss to state that your creation and resolution of these scenarios are, indeed, a PART of your commitment as students in terms of your implementation of your work with the teaching. It is also not amiss to state that to the extent that your groups understand our teaching is the extent to which your groups are not repelled from one another. There will always be various groups with various angles of emphasis and to understand this is to grasp the true nature of “true community.” We do not require a close-knit group of students across the world, but as your world is “smaller” now than it was when we began teaching, the fantasy of a global community has been met with the reality of different approaches, methods, expressions, digestions, and implementations of our teaching. True Community would find a cohesiveness only under the umbrella of a general, overall “mission statement” that is carefully free of restrictions and details, but encouraging of variety and creativity in the implementation of that mission. All who wish to contribute to, and exist within, the True Community of The Michael Teachings would find this mission statement to be inspiring and unaffected. The “mission statement” could be said to be the WHAT of a True Community and offered as a kind of banner of invitation across the board. It would not be complicated or difficult for all of our active students to generate this with ease and find meaningful agreement among all. Within the True Community then, it could be clarified by each group who wishes to form, either by intention or natural gravitation, an eventual description of the HOW that the group brings to the WHAT. It is usually a fairly clear pattern that can be seen to emerge from a formation of a group, and more specifically, from the source of the formation of a group. Those who create, guide, and nurture a group are more than likely the source of the HOW. Having this clarified can bring great peace to those who wish participate in a group by implementing their tool of CHOICE in the matter of HOW one wishes to contribute and interact toward the WHAT. In other words, while the True Community has a shared GOAL, each group defines its own MODE. More accurately, it could be said that a True Community shares an AXIS of emphasis related to one of the Goals on that axis, as well as a shared Axis of emphasis related to one of the MODES on that Axis. Our teaching at this time in the 21st Century tends to create True Community with an emphasis on the EXPRESSIVE Axis, with an emphasis on DISCRIMINATION. Within each group there will be a bringing of philosophical stances (Attitudes) that explore the HOW, or MODE. In most cases, all 7 Philosophies/Attitudes are represented to some degree, but a primary axis of philosophy will become the general atmosphere, with a dominate divide representing one of the axis: SKEPTIC/IDEALIST (expressive), CYNIC/REALIST (action), STOIC/SPIRITUALIST (inspiration), OBSERVATION (assimilation)/other. Again, as with the Mode, the creator and nurturer of a group will most likely set the atmosphere for the primary philosophy, in turn generating the general CENTERING of a group as it relates to that philosophy. TRUE COMMUNITY of The Michael Teachings would easily find common ground in the understanding that this teaching (at this time) emphasizes a strength in DISCRIMINATION, in the refinement of choice, in the ability to discern materially, intellectually, and emotionally, and to find peace in the expression of that in the world at large, as well as in the most personal circles of your world. For the next 100 years or so, our students will more than likely have the emphasis on living the teachings as a means to explore TRUE CHOICE. In the 1900’s, our teaching had its emphasis in GROWTH, exploring TRUE COMPREHENSION. TROY’S GROUP, for lack of a better way of referencing this channel’s students and agreements that have come to form as a group, is a PASSIONATE Group, with an emphasis on true self-actualization as a means of increasing strength of choice. Nothing within this group will ever be “neutral” and nothing within this group will ever be “simple.” Passion Mode as a means of exploring Discrimination is a turbulent and exciting path, and in the end, all involved know EXACTLY where one stands on an issue of choice, exactly who one is in relation to an issue of choice, and feels inspired to own one’s self fully and lovingly, leaving the false aspects of self behind. In addition to this, our teaching will never be presented in this atmosphere without an emphasis on its being a source of inspiration, transformation, and meaningful depth. Nothing will be presented as a simple subject of observational study. It must be deeply explored, lived, and experienced before this group can move beyond that particular aspect of study. This can often feel tedious and tiring, with a repetitive review of “old” material (sometimes seen as “ad nauseum”) that is less-exciting than ever-new material (from us or from you), but that is simply the nature of Passion and Discrimination. It is not just a matter of learning how to choose, and choosing how to learn, but building on the comprehension gained over the last century as to exactly what has been chosen and the how and why of it. As Passion is Exalted, this group will also strive to be all-inclusive in its inspiration as a method of refinement for Choice, but Passion with Discrimination can be tricky because Discrimination will emphasize a discerning eye against all things not passionately inclusive, which can seem to create bizarre conflicts of interest, since one cannot please everyone, or cater to every wish or demand, but must also allow room for all of those differences. What we have described is mostly the higher end of what this group has as potential, but this same combination can fall prey to what would seem to be the extreme opposite, with an emphasis on exclusivity, superficial nods to concepts without encouraging depth of experience, and such a strong investment in an identity that the nature of community is lost altogether in the shadow of a fearful agenda. All of this is made even more interesting by the philosophical atmosphere of Idealism, which is the key to his successful or failed group. When the group has moved into a Naivete and has presented grand arcs of direction without understanding the actual steps needing to be made as a path along that arc (Coalescence), the group will fail to live up to its ideals and lose all sense of inspiration and choice. When the group is failing against its ideals, it may slide into phases of Rejection (being rejected, or rejecting), Identification (experiencing loss of self, rather than exploration of self), and Rationalization (offering excuses and defense, rather than insight). Contrary to what many students may believe, Troy’s Group is an Intellectually-Centered Group with an emphasis on EXPRESSION, and not an Emotionally-Centered Group. For those involved with his group, any curtailing of EXPRESSION can be experienced as tantamount to an absolute removal of validity of self and soul. DAVE’S GROUP, for lack of a better way of referencing this student’s group and agreements that have come to form, is also a PASSIONATE group. The first many lines of what we have said about Troy’s Group can be said for Dave’s Group, as well. This is often why both groups are so strongly repelled and connected at the same time, depending on each group’s place in the spectrum between positive and negative poles. When one group is emphasizing exclusivity while the other is emphasizing inclusivity, there will be repulsion between the two. When one group emphasizes self-actualization while the other emphasizes an investment in an identity, there will be repulsion. The philosophical atmosphere of Dave’s Group is rooted in Cynicism, creating a natural environment of high activity and constant debate, which is the nature of this Moving-Centered Philosophy. Cynicism at its best keeps all levels of reality in check with a healthy contradiction to all presumptions and assumptions. Contradiction will always be a natural element within Dave’s Group, as the basic philosophy is to look beyond the obvious, and this can be invigorating and provocative. However, when Cynicism has moved into a state of denigration, there is no longer an emphasis on looking beyond the obvious, but in controlling what appears to be obvious (the nature of denigration). In addition to this, Cynicism is often carefully misrepresented as being Realism, but this is usually when Cynicism is in the extreme negative Pole; it is quite common to dismiss the impact of a denigrating philosophy when one can present it as simply being “realistic.” The success of Dave’s group would be in its open debates and encouragement of contributions that contradict the common-denominator of assumptions involved with this teaching. The failure of this group would be in its efforts to control debates, and present false realities as a way to impose a common-denominator of perception, losing all sense of productivity and choice. When failure is impending, this group would fall into phases of Rejection (rejecting, or being rejected), Identification (losing self, as opposed to exploring self), and Freneticism (repetitive behavior that yields repetitively-unproductive results). We wish to remind you that we have no investment in one group over another as we can see the whole of each and while each move through phases of failure and success, each are valid contributors to valuable experiences in relation to our teaching. It should also be noted that each group has its own teaching as it relates to what is offered to your Personality for the lifetime, which is part of your attraction to one or more group’s energy. Troy’s Group emphasizes a teaching and process of a spectrum of experiences related to SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, while Dave’s Group emphasizes a teaching and process of a spectrum of experiences related to SELF-KARMA. Although we can elaborate on all of this, we believe this is a wide-enough response to current dynamics that would allow the opportunity for healthy exchanges among Personalities, inviting a movement from False Personality to True Personality, not only on an individual level, but on the collective levels of your groups within the true community. We also realize that there are many more groups than these explored here, and we can respond with our perception of any other group if there is an interest.
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    [Excerpt from TT: NWM Blind Spots of Attitude 2015-08-15] MEntity: SPIRITUALISTS MEntity: The Spiritualist, basically, sees life as if it has never been seen before. There is an awe as an undercurrent to the basic philosophy of the life when at its best. MEntity: The Spiritualist looks for signs, interconnectedness, resonance, and meaning in "everything." MEntity: This is why they must VERIFY, the Positive Pole. So much of "everything" can be interpreted as messages, interconnectedness, signs, etc. that life can become a din of symbolism that drowns out all of the messages. MEntity: When the Spiritualist is overwhelmed by the messages and meaning of life, they can retreat into an isolating system of BELIEFS that removes the noise of life, and simply decides what is true, decides what people mean, decides what will happen, decides what happened, and that is that. If the Spiritualist believes it, then it happened. That is that. MEntity: Now the world is interpreted through that system of Belief, and the inconvenience of Verifying lets the Spiritualist simply decide what is true. MEntity: This is the obvious polarization within the Spiritualist, and most older souls begin to realize this and make the effort to Verify. MEntity: They do not let themselves simply decide what is true; they ask questions. They question themselves. They are OK with being wrong. MEntity: They allow room for nuance and context so that nothing is only True or Not True. MEntity: However, the Blind Spot then comes into play as these polarities come to be navigated more consciously. MEntity: For the Spiritualist, this Blind Spot is EXCUSES. MEntity: The Spiritualist can tend to justify his or her behaviors, attitude, and choices by deferring to "the universe" as the force behind the reasoning for those choices, attitudes, and behaviors. By "the universe" we mean circumstances, behaviors of others, obligations, responsibilities, expectations of meaning and message. MEntity: Though all Attitudes may be use this method, it is often the Spiritualists who "leave it up to the Universe," or "we'll see what happens," etc. MEntity: The Spiritualist takes a passive seat to the efforts necessary for choice. MEntity: This allows two things: Beliefs to stay intact, and responsibility to be evaded. MEntity: In other words, the Spiritualist may find that he or she always has an Excuse. MEntity: If the Spiritualist is upset, there is a "reason." It is not merely that he or she interpreted events through Belief. If the Spiritualist does not succeed at an expectation or intention, then it is "the universe" who decided this, not that the Spiritualist merely need alter or adapt efforts. MEntity: And so BELIEF remains unquestioned.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2004-07-26] 5th entity [Troy] Kerrin, here is some more VERY general info about your Entity 5: Cadre 1, Entity 5 is a fairly large Entity of about 1400+ fragments (entity 4 is the one that has less than 1000 fragments), and nearly 600 of Entity 5 is cycled off and with about 800 being incarnated at present. Most of the entity is made up of Scholars, Artisans, and Priests who teach, act, entertain, or travel as part of their living. Michael has said that Entity 5 is scattered around the globe on 6 continents. North America has about 150 members of Cadre One, Entity Five, and Michael says that the North Eastern United States has about 25-30 of them. Entity 5 members do tend toward more metropolitan hubs, such as Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Buffalo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc., where other fragments may eventually pass through, or feel overwhelmed by population. An Entity 5 member may be that courteous someone with the exact directions or suggestion needed to make your day while visiting the big city! New York City area has about 15 members who would be considered residents as of last count, none of which are completely stationary, meaning they either move or travel a lot. Supposedly the point of all the traveling and being scattered is so every Entity member of that particular Cadre can go anywhere in the world and find at least one familiar Essence. Michael says that the 5th entity of any Cadre usually acts in this fashion. In fact, because of that, a lot of 5th Entity members tend to find physical plane companionship on a long-term basis with members of other 5th Entities from other Cadres. The telepathic bonding among 5th Entity members is not obvious, and it’s not more pronounced than any other Entity, but it does act as a navigational signal for the entire Cadre so that any fragment could find that 5th Entity member who is geographically closest, which could also be used BY a 5th Entity member to find another 5th Entity member. Let’s see if we can find a few, Kerrin!
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    The following material was originally obtained in a POF and posted on April 15, 2012. Note: I am in Cadre 2 Entity 6. MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We can respond to your questions now. Janet: Hello Michael! Here are my questions for today: #1. In advance of the Michael gathering at the end of this month, I would like to know my raw number if possible. #2. I would like to know about the other members of my cadence. As much as time will allow, would you provide information on my Cadence (Row) mates as far as if they are incarnate or not, locations, probabilities of meeting this incarnation, and a task/theme for the cadence? MEntity: Until there is a consistent way of conveying the details of Positions and Sequential numbers, we must give you two different numbers: If we are seeing your information correctly, your "raw" number in sequence would appear to have you at 373, or the last fragment cast on the "first side" of the Entity. This would, however, be the equivalent of the 30th Position in terms of the current model, if you want to use that as reference. This is because the current model only accounts for 343 Positions on a "side," but when there are 373 fragments on a "side," then the count repeats from the start, at least in terms of this current mapping. That would make the 373rd fragment resonant with a Position that is 30 beyond the 343, thus the 30th Position. This also makes your Cadence a Sage Cadence. It also makes your Cadence incomplete beyond the second Position in your Cadence, making your Cadence of Artisans with only two Artisans native to that Cadence, but the Positions that are "empty" to be managed by the following several Priests. Or "Wild Cards." If we are seeing this information clearly, the Server-Cast Artisan from your Cadence appears to be working with the rebuilding of Haiti at the moment through a beautification program of some sort that helps bring "spirit" back to the community, and goes beyond the priority return of basic shelter, food, and health. The rest of your Cadence is "empty," if you will, of Artisans, but is managed by Priest Wild Cards who are at the start of the following Cadence, which is on the "second side," as currently described. We realize this is rather convoluted, but it where we are with what we have to use when describing these concepts that are not fully understood, yet. Janet: What does it mean that the wild cards "manage" the empty spots? MEntity: Through this channel, we describe the Wild Cards as those fragments who follow in sequence an "incomplete" Cadence, or count of 7, of a Role. If a count of Artisans ends at 4, then the 5th, 6th, and 7th Positions of that Cadence cannot actually be empty, so they are managed by the equivalent count at the start of the next grouping. To "manage" those Positions beyond their own, they must learn to accommodate a wildly varying array of energies, and this is managed in different ways by different Roles. Janet: so the next cadence is also "incomplete" but contains 3rd through 7th castings? MEntity: No, there is never a Server Position missing, and since a count as a beginning, it is only Positions beyond 1 that can be "missing." Janet: It is not totally clear but I will pursue at another time since my time is about up. Thank you! MEntity: There is a "reason" for this, which we can get into in another exchange, as the force of Server Energy is vital for the incarnational process and momentum, so these Positions cannot be spared. Janet, think of it this way: You have 7 seats on a bus for 7 Artisans, but only 2 Artisans show up. 5 of those seats are now empty. That is the last of the Artisans getting on the bus. In the next row is another set of 7 Seats that are reserved for Priests. All 7 of those Priests show up and take their respective seats. Janet: The Artisans were probably busy with a project and forgot to notice it was time to get on the bus. MEntity: Those empty seats create an imbalance in the Entity, or in the bus. They begin to act as a kind of vacuum for any seats following those seats in count. Or as a distraction, in some ways. So the first 5 Priests are affected by that distraction, or that vacuum, and they will get up out of their seat and move to the other empty seats, freely. This affects their dynamic within the Entity and in their incarnations, which is what we have referred to as "wild cards," since they are difficult to define, describe, or pin down as one thing or another. We can explore this further another time, then, but that is a start. ******* (I'm having a very hard time dispelling the image of that bus with the priests climbing back and forth between the empty seats!)
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    [Kathie89] I am interested in palmistry. Does frequency show up in the hands? Specifically, do smooth fingers indicate high frequency and knotted fingers show low frequency? [Michael_Entity] The hands are an excellent indicator of how the Frequency is being used, but not necessarily what that person’s Frequency is. Smoother joints/knuckles in the fingers do appear to indicate the processing of the life to be at a higher frequency, while more “knotted” joints/knuckles can indicate a halting or stalling of processing of the life. Those who have lower frequencies will have had “knotted” fingers for most of their life, regardless, and can rarely “smooth” them out, but those with higher frequencies can tend to create a more “knotted” structure due to being imposed on by lower frequency fragments. It is much more “acceptable” in general to have a lower to mid frequency, therefore those with higher frequencies are more subject to being reprimanded in their processing style for “not thinking,” being “too spontaneous,” “jumping into things,” being “chaotic,” etc. If lower frequency fragments surround a higher frequency fragment, the knotting can indicate this reduction of processing to accommodate. [Kathie89] So life experience can slow down a high frequency? [Michael_Entity] It cannot “slow” the frequency itself, but it can slow down the fragment’s managing of it. For instance, those who have higher frequencies who deal with the imposition of lower frequencies tend to “pop their knuckles” more, burn their hands at some point seriously, get bitten, etc., as a means to bring a consciousness to the process that would normally not be required. We will note additionally that those with higher frequencies even when having knotted joints will still tend to have a “smoother” flow over the knuckle, a gradual shaping. Though this is not an intended pun, our response only touches the surface of this question regarding palmistry. There is more correlation that is valid
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2001] [Kathie89] I have a question about Cadence Mates. Who has the closest ties: those in the same row on the same side of love, truth or energy, or those with the same position sharing the 3 different sides? Are there any cadence mates present tonight? [Michael_Entity] The closest ties will be those within the 7, whether you “see” them in rows or columns. The seven fragments comprising a single Cadence within a Greater Cadence. There are variations on the links and the definition of Cadence Members can be extended. For instance, a Cadre of Entities is a group of Cadence Mates, technically. Additionally, the first fragment of each Greater Cadence within a role is linked, as is the second, etc. The first fragment from a Cadence is also linked to the second cast fragment of the second Cadence in the second Greater Cadence, etc. This can be seen as a “diagonal” visual of links. The first fragment of each entity, regardless of Role is linked to the same fragments in the same position within their own Entities. 6 out of 7 times, these are Essence Twins. Though your Energy Ring does not follow the “Classic Model.” As far as Cadence Members being present here tonight, we do not have the focus available through this channel in this forum to determine this. A little investigation on your part can determine this fairly easily.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2005] [Fyredeva11] On another list, someone brought up the question of validity that 2 persons channeled as being in the same entity are ACTUALLY FROM the same entity, given that there must be tens of thousands of cadre groups each with Entity 1/5, for example. I ask this in skepticism of having so many channeled celebrities in our cadre. It seems to fall under the need for “specialness” you just spoke of. [MEntity] It is valid that many fragments channeled as being within the same Cadre and Entity are technically NOT, though the numbers used for convenience are identical. This is especially true of many “celebrities” (historical or current) who are identified as being from among the same Energy Ring as our students. This is simply due to lack of understanding the structure of sentience. Those we call our “students” are wholly limited to a group of 12 Cadres; an Energy Ring. We have approximately 100,000 students. This is not to say that others outside of our Agreements will not become students, but we speak of those with whom we have original [agreements]. [Fyredeva11] thank you…(I knew Michael Jackson wasn’t in my entity!) [MEntity] The confusion as from which Cadre and Entity a fragment comes could be clarified by including the Energy Ring number, but this is still a confusing concept for several of our students and channels. We say this more as a statement of the limitations placed upon the conveyance of the simplicity of the system, rather than as a statement of your ability to understand. For some concepts, our channels are simply limited or uninterested. In other instances, a clear distortion of the system is perpetuated, lending even more confusion to a rather simple construct. While including the Energy Ring number would help in clarifying specific Cadre and Entity, even the count of Energy Rings repeats. This means that an Energy Ring 3, Cadre 7, Entity 4, exists in multiples, as well. To help your understanding of the simple, yet awesome, structure of human sentience, here is how we are cast: 1 Ring = 12 Cadres 12 Rings = 1 Sphere 12 Spheres = 1 Arrangement 12 Arrangements = 1 Composition 12 Compositions = 1 Harmony (up to) 7 Harmonies = 1 Design ALL of a Specific Sentient species we refer to as a “Design.” There are never more than 7 Harmonies in 1 Design. This structure then extends and changes when including other Sentience. One can see why this is confusing to most, not because of complication, but simply by the sheer enormity of the visualization. Within all of this daunting information, it can safely be said that if you are studying our teaching, you are within the Cadres and Entities of the same Energy Ring, even if that Energy Ring is numbered differently through our different channels. Through this channel, we would call your Ring Number 2, Harmony 1. [Fyredeva11] Artisan flavored? [MEntity] It could be described as so, but this would be quite simplistic, if not explored beyond the assumptions. We are from Energy Ring 1, Cadre 11, Entity 4, Harmony 1. We are part of the same “Sphere” as our students. We are from Sphere 2. The previous Sphere 1 (12 Energy Rings) were part of what has come to be known as “Lemurians” or those less-physically dense, though they were still of “human” consciousness. The mathematical meaning of the numbers referencing your positions is more influential than whether you literally share the same Entity. [Fyredeva11] positions? [MEntity] Your resonance and compatibility among you are difficult to validate in terms of Entity and Cadre accurately. Being “wrong” about whether you are from the same Entity will not slow your progress. Yes, Positions. For instance, a 3rd Entity will still have a specific, mathematical meaning, regardless of its Cadre or Energy Ring. This mathematical meaning can often be the binding force between two fragments who are technically NOT from the same Entity. On the contrary, those technically within the same Entity may find absolutely no resonance during specific lifetimes, especially when interpreted through False Personality. Incidentally, Michael Jackson is in your Entity, Kerrin (Fyredeva11). Celebrity does not preclude a fragment from being our student. Only Choice can do that. [Annsge] So Michael J could have been a Michael student. [MEntity] Michael Jackson has been exposed to our teaching. The Personality known as Michael Jackson has chosen to abdicate Agreements with us for this lifetime, but this does not alter anything for his Essence. [Annsge] According to some in the Michael community, Jackson was Mozart. [MEntity] It often a mistake to assume that similarities between a past personality and those of a current personality validates a reincarnation. It is more often the case that a fragment creates a spectrum of personalities across a theme, rather than recreating the same for the convenience of recognition. [Fyredeva11] it just seems odd that if there are, say, a few hundred souls incarnate from an entity- that they would be so far removed [MEntity] Kerrin, in what way do you use the words “so far removed?” [Fyredeva11] I mean in so “different” a world. I guess Hollywood seems like a different world, in a sense. [MEntity] We remind you that our students, even among “your world,” are quite unique among themselves and often cannot relate.
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