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  1. 14 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] [ViP1] Sex education for children is something that seems particularly important in order for children to know how to manage their impulses with respect for themselves as they become older, and yet it is approached in wildly varying, ad hoc ways that typically depend heavily on cultural background. Such approaches range from no intentional attempt at sex education at all, rather avoiding the topic completely, to complete openness that might strike other people as awkward and inappropriate. The education itself might come from parents, or from teachers, or from friends, or from the media, or all of those. In addition, there is usually some degree of awkwardness in parents around even raising the topic with their children to begin with. Do you have any insights on how to approach sex education for children, irrespective of their cultural background, in a manner that is inclusive of their own makeup, that is appropriate to and respectful of their needs and level of mental/emotional development, the best age for children at which to introduce it, and who such education might best be provided by? [MEntity] The greatest approach to sex education is through the removal of shame from the equation. The rest is fairly moot. Shame is easily learned, and this informs one more so than any other guiding factor for health. We say that the rest is fairly moot because most education for children regarding a topic that cannot be fathomed is difficult to instill in any meaningful way, and for those in the throes of it simply cannot hear. "Education" would be most effective in removing shame, and inviting choice. By inviting choice we mean that children would do well to know that they have a choice for being safe, asking for more information, accessing protection, etc. For some, the details are helpful, for others the details are meaningless, but for the entire spectrum of ages and cultures, CHOICE is what is often missing from the equation of education. "You do not have to understand what you are doing, just that you have a choice in how you are doing it." Once the power of choice is in a child's hand from any culture, and the weight of shame is removed, the eagerness for "better choices" comes naturally. In short: reduce shame, increase choice. This can be implemented in any number of ways.
  2. 13 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: September 2008] QUESTION: I can see how anger can be useful (to show you when your boundaries have been breached), but Cruelty would seem to have no use. Why does it exist, and where does it come from? MEntity: In the same way that anger is a defense, so is what you might consider to be cruelty. However, it is important to note that "cruelty" is often a relative experience. "Cruelty" is often not an intentional by-product of someone's action or choices, but a fragment who is disappointed might assign the label of "cruelty" to the event. For instance, when one fragment can legitimately sense the necessity of a separation within a relationship, but the other fragment is deeply attached and terrified of solitude, the choice of the fragment to move on can be interpreted as "cruel," when, indeed, it was one of the most loving choices the other fragment might have experienced to-date. COMMENT: Oh, I see. I guess I was thinking of cruelty as intentionally trying to hurt another. MEntity: It is very important to differentiate the intentional act of cruelty from the interpretative act of defense against disappointment. Acts of cruelty are often not just the result of intentions to hurt, but can be the result of neglect, denial, justification, and apathy. With all of that being said, we can now more clearly respond to your original question of "why does it exist," and "from where does it come." The legitimate act of cruelty, whether intentional or not, is a product of choice, of course, but a product of choice that is entirely self-preserving. Not "self-serving," but self-PRESERVING. There is a difference. Self-preservation is an act of survival and fear, whereas self-serving is an act of giving/receiving. Cruelty, then, "exists" because there are a myriad of ways in which the fearful body, mind, or heart can turn for survival purposes when these feel threatened. Even the most intentional, drawn-out acts of torture as a form of cruelty would still be generated from this very same thing. Although all Chief Negative Features can bring about forms of cruelty, the most active, intentional forms of cruelty can generate from Arrogance and Self-Deprecation, and the most passive forms of cruelty can generate from Impatience and Martyrdom. In terms of "cruelty having no use," we would agree. Cruelty is an unnecessary byproduct of fear and has no value beyond the false sense of defense. QUESTION: Would you say anything about healing our bodies when they have been experiencing physical and emotional cruelty? MEntity: The response to your question might find more relevance on an individual basis, but what we can say in general is for any fragment who has experienced cruelty, whether real or imagined, 50% of the healing would come from the comprehension that the cruelty had nothing to do with you, or your value, your meaning, your worth, your choices, your past, future, etc. In short, it has nothing to do with you at all. For many who experience cruelty, real or imagined, healing is delayed by the constant questioning of WHY. Most often there is no answer to this question that would satisfy you. The focus for healing would be more beneficial in the direction of HOW, as in focusing on your rebuilding, your personal compassion and kindness, and your support.
  3. 13 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: June 2008] [QUESTION] I have recently been involved in discussions with a few of my friends regarding political and governmental systems regarding which are the most effective. My friends would gladly describe themselves as “libertarian” whereas I cannot completely proscribe to such an ideology, if only because their description of “libertarianism” seems to give too much authority to the private sector and private interests; of which I am not entirely comfortable. They would likely label me as “socialist” or as “bleeding heart liberal” if they didn’t know me better! I guess the questions are: Is there or are there ideal governmental system(s) or ideology for the current average soul age we are in currently, based on what Michael has perceived from other sentient beings? What do these systems look like? Perhaps what the United States and the rest of the world is currently experiencing in their governments are pretty typical for our current soul age development? That would be my perception at least. Also, what do typical governments look like on worlds that have a majority of old souls? Or do they even have governments? [Michael Entity] : The politics of any given region or period of time usually describe the friction between the approaching paradigm and the current paradigm, each respectively defined by the approaching dominant Soul Age and the current dominant Soul Age. Many of the names assigned to the varying "parties" are tedious and unnecessary, so we will speak in broader terms here. It could be said that the following political systems are associated in this way: NOTE FROM TROY: Some editing was done from the original text as I asked Michael for clarifications and questioned a couple of the original details. Also, the true definitions and delineations for all of the political/governmental systems can really get complicated, so Michael's response seems to be exactly what they've said, a "broader" perspective, at best. They did explain to me that there are really only three political systems, but a multitude of systems within those systems. [Michael Entity] : Infant Souls have no politics or order, and are therefore at the mercy of whatever dominant political system is in place at the time. However, they may be most comfortable with Dictatorship, which would be implemented by Baby Souls. The Baby/Young politics have shown up as Dictatorship, Capitalism, and Socialism. The Young/Mature politics have shown up as Monarchy, Republic, Socialism, and Communism. The Mature/Old politics have shown up as Monarchy, Democracy, and Anarchy. Old Soul politics return to a state of no politics, but more of what might be considered Anarchy. We use the word "anarchy" in its true definition, not as the Young or Mature soul might exploit the term. The anarchy usually takes on a form that would be recognized as Tribalism. In response to your questions: We would say that the politics of your current world are exactly indicative of the shifts from the dominant paradigm/soul age to another. From what we can see of other populations dominated by Old Soul Ages and paradigms, there are no governments that you would recognize beyond being more tribal groups in communication and exchange with one another, but with no discernible leader or authority. This is one of the reasons our teaching is particularly attractive to the older soul, since there is no discernible authority beyond the self, and even the sense of self is held in question to a degree that allows for sensitive consideration of all factors involved in the life. An Old Soul world is similar. [QUESTION] I realize my background in government is obviously lacking when I ask this question, but: Is there any distinguishable difference between a democracy and a republic according to Michael's perception? By including both, it seems to be implied that there is a difference. [Michael Entity] : We differentiate a Republic from a Democracy in that a Republic has a more specifically-defined body of qualified voters or elected representatives, while a Democracy seeks to include all people, even those who might not be obviously qualified. The concept of Democracy can get confusing in some cultures such as in the United States because several forms of government are in place. Rather than a pure Democracy, the United States is far more accurately described as a Republic, which is a form of Democracy, but not true Democracy. In addition to this, the general promotion of Democracy is run from an Authoritarian perspective, or as a Plutocracy, to be specific. It could be said that the Physical economy of the United States is run by Plutocratic (authoritarian) politics, while the Emotional economy is run by Republican (Democratic) methods, and this is to be considered when looking at politics. There are Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual levels of Politics and Economy to consider in any system. The closest to an old soul political system that exists in your world today is what is experienced as "the Internet." [QUESTION] How are the Internet and politics related? [Michael Entity] : If "politics" is seen as a term to describe how a body of people govern themselves and resolve apparent conflicts, then the Internet could be seen as a system of politics. In this case, as would be the case for the Old Soul world, COMMUNICATION would be at the core of those politics, or the INTELLECT as economy. The Infant Soul uses Freedom; the Baby Soul uses Authority; the Young Soul uses Capital; the Mature Soul uses Well-Being; and the Old Soul uses Communication at the root of their politics. The "ultimate" political system, in the end, will have to utilize all of these factors to govern a mix of soul ages. Hence, the politics of a Democracy or a Republic will include previous political emphases to some degree, but with the more current politics being the emphasis. [QUESTION] And so, just as we are doing here in this chat, everyone determines for themselves, and then relates to the outside world through communication. but as an autonomous being similarly engaged with other autonomous beings/people? Something like this? [Michael Entity] : We think we have understood your question and we would agree. It could be said then that the politics of the Old Soul are CONTEXTUAL. Certain politics apply within specific instances, but are not seen as appropriate across the board. And each person determines his or her level of compliance within certain contexts, or freely moves to more appropriate contexts. We realize this is far from being deeply explored, but we will move on now.
  4. 8 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] MEntity: We understand this exchange to be focused on the questions and considerations of those students "new" to our teachings. What we will do to launch this discussion is to share with you how best to go about your approach to learning and studying our teachings, and where best to apply what it is that you learn. The best way to go about your approach to learning and studying our teachings is: YOUR WAY. The best places to apply the teachings as you learn them is: WHEREVER AND HOWEVER YOU WISH TO DO SO. We know of no "best way" for either of these things Your questions are yours. Your path is yours. Your pace is yours. We have not presented our teaching in a linear or delineated way for a reason. It is a spherical teaching. It can be approached from all "sides" and each side is interlaced with every other side. You cannot go wrong.
  5. 7 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] [HunterG] Hello Michael, I know you have said listening to music can be a direct link to essence. My question is "What is the interaction with essence in the context of CREATING music?" Because not much has been said in that regard. [MEntity] The process of creating music is often the process of manifesting Essence. It is a bringing of the language of the Astral Plane into form. All music is an extension of the Astral Plane. This could be said of any Matter, actually, but music is one of the more fluid and concise extensions. Different kinds of music extend from different levels of the Astral Plane, but all of it is an extension of this Plane. This includes the "music" of non-sentient species, as well. [HunterG] Would there be a way to differentiate the different kinds of music? [MEntity] Yes. Think of the Astral Plane as something like an Emotional Center with all of its Parts. The Moving Part would be that which encourages movement/action. The Higher Moving would be that which encourages resonance/Beauty. The Intellectual Part would be that which brings Expression, such as song, lyrics, etc., while the Higher Intellectual would be along the lines of choral, or philosophical/Truth explorations in word, and the Emotional Part would be that which soothes and calms, while the Higher Emotional Part might bring healing/Loving. Music is not one or the other of these, but often a mix of at least 2 or 3.
  6. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] [Kurtle] Hey Michael, I'm getting to know the overleaves better. For today could you elaborate on the Caution and Power modes and how they appear in older souls(mature and old)? The definitions we have here typically apply to the younger souls so clarification would be useful in how they “manifest”. [MEntity] The Mode is how one RELATES. This is how one relates to the Goal, to the life, to others, and how one goes about securing Intimacy in the life. At the core of Caution and Power are EXPRESSION, so these will be all about the FORM. Regardless of Soul Age, Caution will relate DELIBERATELY (with intention) as a way to give form to a relationship, to a goal, to intimacy. When the forms of relationship, goals, and intimacy are not felt to be representative of Caution, it can fall into PHOBIA, or an extreme aversion to most everything that is in relationship to the fragment. In the older souls, DELIBERATION can come in the form of having quite specific standards and parameters for what is of interest for relating to the fragment. Think of Caution as DISCRIMINATION in the context of relating. Deliberation aims for Sophistication. So Caution Mode is about refining relationships. When Caution is in Phobia, it is like Discrimination in Rejection. It is a refusal to take responsibility for the forms that have been created or allowed. Caution could be said to be an emphasis on how the other half of the equation of Relating takes form, whereas POWER is about how YOU take form in the equation of Relating. ... For all of the Overleaves, try this for understanding the differences between how they manifest in younger Soul Ages versus older Soul Ages: Add SELF- to the Positive or Negative Pole of the term. For instance, in Discrimination, the Negative Pole of Rejection is more often SELF-Rejection for the Old Soul. The Goal of Acceptance is more about SELF-Acceptance. CAUTION Mode can fall into SELF-Phobia, or the Stoic into SELF-Resignation. And so on. This is not always a clear differentiation, but it can help. [Kurtle] Ah, would that be the same for the Mature Soul? Self- I mean. [MEntity] By "older" we always mean mid-Mature through Old.
  7. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] [MEntity] For all of the Overleaves, try this for understanding the differences between how they manifest in younger Soul Ages versus older Soul Ages: Add SELF- to the Positive or Negative Pole of the term. For instance, in Discrimination, the Negative Pole of Rejection is more often SELF-Rejection for the Old Soul. The Goal of Acceptance is more about SELF-Acceptance. CAUTION Mode can fall into SELF-Phobia, or the Stoic into SELF-Resignation. And so on. This is not always a clear differentiation, but it can help.
  8. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] [Connor] Hello Michael. This is a question I've run into a couple times which has not been clarified to date, as far as I know. Can Transcendental Souls create karma? An example of Muhummad comes to mind, whose teachings didn't quite 'get across'. [MEntity] Any fragment who is incarnated can create Karma. It is always a gamble. However, by the time one has come to be Transcendental, the requirements necessary for the formation of a Ribbon or Ribbons would be highly unlikely. Karma can be generated without Ribbons. It is the Ribbons that are evaded, not the Karma. [Connor] Ah. Still learning to differentiate the two. [MEntity] Karma is imbalance generated by intensity of interference of choice. This almost always generates a Ribbon. A Ribbon is the unattended necessity for balance that is caused by the imbalance. Older Souls and beyond in Soul Age tend not to generate Ribbons because they can process any imbalance quite rapidly, and it is rarely relative to any Physical Plane requirements for balance. [Connor] So then the fragment who killed Gandhi, for example, would not have generated a ribbon, despite the act of murder? (if time allows) [MEntity] For example, a Transcendental Soul may still find himself distracted with the pleasures of the Physical Plane, as was Mahatma Gandhi, and generate some Karma because of some irresponsible choices that create imbalances between himself and others. There was no interference of choice in terms of the Physical Plane, but there was neglect and indulgences that created imbalances in the Emotional and Intellectual realms. These were then balanced in those realms, such as through dreams or after the life. [Connor] Cool. [MEntity] Dying is wholly understood and known to be built into the life of a Transcendental Soul. It is expected. The death is often orchestrated through Agreements in a way that would bring about the changes that the life may not have been able to generate. Karma *could* be generated through the murder of a Transcendental Soul, but it has yet to be done. This is because there is simply no sense of intensity or violation to generate the imbalance necessary.
  9. 4 points
    [This is an excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013.] [dave] hello michael. is there anything in particular that would identify the influence as you when i am making choices? is there a way to hear each of our guides individually? i feel love for them and am incredibly grateful. [MEntity] First, we will say that we, nor your guides, have much influence through even the most willing of fragments. "Influence" from guides can only come in three forms: insight, perspective, or support. We know this can be considered influence, but we wish to clarify that we cannot do more than what is asked of us. [dave] i get it. those 3 are what i mean. [MEntity] Next, we would say, yes, there are ways to differentiate between "you" and your guides/us. However, this takes time and awareness. Most fragments are quite content with the more practical "inner voice" that one tends to know as one's own voice. Because we do not have a voice, nor do your guides, the indicators for those voices tend to need to be defined by the listener, and then listened for. For example, if you have a guide who is sought for help with career choices, you might assign a more distinct authoritative voice to this guide. That guide will not override this, and all guides would rather use any voice you can hear than to not be heard when you most wish to hear them. [dave] yeah. i think i maybe shouldn't care too much about it. just that i make wise choices. [MEntity] If a guide or teacher does not have a distinct "voice" assigned to them, we can say that voices of guides with INSIGHT tend to come with more unaffected, flat deliveries, while voices of PERSPECTIVE tend to come with more "personality" and even symbolism, and voices of SUPPORT tend to come as quite comforting and quiet. All of these would tend to come as "bursts" or spontaneously, and it is in those moments that you can begin to build your awareness of what each "voice" tends to, and how it is slightly different from your own. We are speaking of those who live with guides and teachers, not of those who pursue a career in channeling where the differentiation is far more important to distinguish.
  10. 4 points
    [This is an excerpt from a private session.] MikeClev: Could you please find for me the Role and Casting, Soul Age and Level, and Cadre and Entity number for Greta Thunberg? Is there anything about here that stands out in your perception? She has shot to a position of great influence in a short time, and really grabbed peoples attention. .... MEntity: In response to the first subject: The fragment in question is a Transcendental Warrior-Cast Sage from Cadre 4, Entity 3. We think what you see as "standing out" is the Transcendental element. ### End of excerpt Note: You may comment on this content within the original post. See Greta Thunberg.
  11. 4 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2003-04-25] I’m not sure what you mean here: “Your Attitude is what either makes or breaks your long-term, most intimate relationships, but it is also the Overleaf most quickly used to avoid that very same potential intimacy.” [Troy] Your Attitude is the Overleaf that is most directly linked to your Chief Feature, and it is also the Overleaf that deals with your “truths”, so, basically, you will find that the people you remain (willingly) with the longest in your life are those who share your Fears and Truths. When you bond on those levels of Personality, the bond can be deep and long-term, but those very Fears and Truths can be what actually keep you from entirely bonding, or to reject that bond as the possibilities become more obvious, creating a push/pull dynamic. The latter description is used in a lot of character relationships in movies and TV as they love/hate each other and resolve their fears/truths. It’s the dance of Attitudes.
  12. 3 points
    [This is an excerpt from a private session.] JanetH: Can you tell me the Cadre, Entity, Role and Casting for David Hogg .... MEntity DAVID = TRANSCENDENTAL Sage-Cast Priest representing Cadre 4, Entity 4. This Cadre and its Entities have cycled off and this is the first representation of Transcendental Soul for one of the entities. Keep in mind that the Personality here will still be subject to all of the trappings of being Human and being Transcendental does not guarantee exemption from the temptations, distractions, and indulgences of the Physical Plane. In fact, they are bit more heightened as this is a "return" to the Physical Plane for an entity that has cycled off and this can be quite exciting. ### end of excerpt Note: You may comment on this subject in the original post. See Emma and David.
  13. 3 points
    [Excerpt from private session posted as Body type information and influence of tertiary CF] <ViP1> Please give me my mix of body types with percentages, together which of them correspond to Appearance, Nature and Health. And, if there is any information specific to my body types that could shed light on why I easily fall into pessimism and despair when faced with challenges, I would appreciate some specific focus on that (and how to improve on it, to be more RESILIENT and POSITIVE, specifically, in the face of challenges where I cannot immediately see a solution.) ... [MEntity] The Body Type mix would appear to be Lunar/Venus/Mercury at approximately 15%/60%/25% respectively, as Nature/Appearance/Health respectively. ... For the Appearance/Venus, more tangible contact with the world is necessary here for balance and healing. This Body Type is healed through affection. This is not only in terms of physical affection, but in terms of resonance to the environment around the body. This body has desires, strong desires, and if not followed can become cravings, longings, and aching. If it is not available or inappropriate for shared affection with others, it is just as meaningful to caress your own arm, to gently caress your face, run your hand through hair, hug the self, treat the self, and generally allow as much pleasure as possible. This contributes to the feeling of representing the beauty you feel inside. One does not have to physically match the standards of beauty in marketing to feel beautiful, but to physically match the sense of beauty within through the treatment of the self, and others.
  14. 3 points
    [Excerpt from NWM: Blind Spots of Attitude ] MEntity: SPIRITUALISTS 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. The Spiritualist looks for signs, interconnectedness, resonance, and meaning in "everything." 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. 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. Now the world is interpreted through that system of Belief, and the inconvenience of Verifying lets the Spiritualist simply decide what is true. This is the obvious polarization within the Spiritualist, and most older souls begin to realize this and make the effort to Verify. They do not let themselves simply decide what is true; they ask questions. They question themselves. They are OK with being wrong. They allow room for nuance and context so that nothing is only True or Not True. However, the Blind Spot then comes into play as these polarities come to be navigated more consciously. For the Spiritualist, this Blind Spot is EXCUSES. 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. 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. The Spiritualist takes a passive seat to the efforts necessary for choice. This allows two things: Beliefs to stay intact, and responsibility to be evaded. In other words, the Spiritualist may find that he or she always has an Excuse. 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. And so BELIEF remains unquestioned.
  15. 2 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2013] [Kurtle] Hey Michael, I'm getting to know the overleaves better. For today could you elaborate on the Caution and Power modes and how they appear in older souls(mature and old)? The definitions we have here typically apply to the younger souls so clarification would be useful in how they “manifest”. [MEntity] The Mode is how one RELATES. This is how one relates to the Goal, to the life, to others, and how one goes about securing Intimacy in the life. At the core of Caution and Power are EXPRESSION, so these will be all about the FORM. ... Power is about how PRESENT one is in a relationship. The more Present one is, the more Authority one has over the self. [Kurtle] So it's like Caution is adapting itself to the situation and Power is adapting the situation to itself? [MEntity] When POWER feels its Presence is not taking form, it can compensate by falling into OPPRESSION. In the older souls, Power is all about being awake in a relationship. When the old soul falls into Oppression, he has fallen asleep. If Power is like ACCEPTANCE, the Oppression is like Ingratiation. It is about losing one's form as a way to conform so that one has some sense of power, in the same way that Ingratiation is about doing what one thinks is necessary in order to be loved. Of course, Ingratiation is not Love, and Oppression is not Power. Kurt, in the younger Soul Ages, Oppression does come as more of an enforcement of presence upon others, but in the older souls, this turns around so that one begins to shrink in the shadow of anything deemed more powerful. For all of the Overleaves, try this for understanding the differences between how they manifest in younger Soul Ages versus older Soul Ages: Add SELF- to the Positive or Negative Pole of the term. For instance, in Discrimination, the Negative Pole of Rejection is more often SELF-Rejection for the Old Soul. The Goal of Acceptance is more about SELF-Acceptance. CAUTION Mode can fall into SELF-Phobia, or the Stoic into SELF-Resignation. And so on. This is not always a clear differentiation, but it can help. [Kurtle] Ah, would that be the same for the Mature Soul? Self- I mean. [MEntity] By "older" we always mean mid-Mature through Old.
  16. 2 points
    [Excerpt from OMW: Validating your Profile] [Geraldine] I've never completely validated to my satisfaction that I'm Sage-cast Sage; however, I think that is in large part due to poor definitions for Old Soul Sages in positive poles. I've validated my saginess more from how I acted when younger more than as I've been during the past 20 years or so. Although, I'm accepting that Old Sages may be far more wise and involved with truth than we give them credit for being. But, I liked how you worked with Diane's casting based on her Axis. Would you do similarly for me, even though I have matching casting/role? MEntity: First, we will say that in the case of Sage for Casting or Role, the "packaging" would include Acceptance, Power, and Idealism, even Greed. In your case, these would show up not only when you "shine," but as a means for functioning on a day-to-day basis. Regardless of Soul Age, Sages will ALWAYS be affected by issues of Acceptance, and regardless of the Goal, will always move in directions that support or encourage Acceptance. This progresses in cycles of pushing for Acceptance of the self and of pushing for Acceptance of others. Beneath every motivation of a Sage is somehow connected to the pursuit of being Accepted. [Geraldine] Yes, I'm prone to a sweeping feeling of being rejected on a heartbeat. MEntity: In other words, Dissemination or Oration will always be related to a Sage's navigation of Acceptance. For example, most Sages who Orate do so as a means to compensate for a sense of not being Accepted. ... Common to the motivation of all Sages would be statements that might go something like "I am telling you this so you can accept me;" or "I am telling you this so you can accept that;" or "I am telling you this so you can accept you;" or "I am telling you this so I can express my acceptance." ... Going further, all Sages take a stance of Authority or Oppression in terms of relating information to you. Sages RELATE to the world, or to others, in terms of Expression in the face of Oppression, or sharing information as an Authority on that particular information. Power Mode is about being Present, and this is how Sages make their presence known. This is why Sages can come across as "obnoxious" and as "know it alls," because this is their nature: to be themselves, even when you wish they would not, and to speak or communicate with confidence, even as they know there may be more to learn. Sages have PRESENCE, or in our system, POWER. Sages cannot relate to others without feeling PRESENT. Otherwise, they are invisible, and invisible equals non-existent. No other Role (or Casting) requires their Presence to be known as a means for experiencing existence. Sages must show up somehow, to someone, or they die, either or both metaphorically and literally. Going further, all Sages, regardless of Soul Age, sees the world in terms of how it can be improved. Regardless of the Attitude of the Personality, there will always be a theme of communicating for the sake of improving what has been deemed in need of improvement, whether this is a slow conversation, an awkward moment, a relationship, or a paradigm. Sages may do this through telling you all of the steps necessary for that improvement (coalescence) or by simply telling you it needs to improve (naivety).
  17. 2 points
    This material was originally posted by Geraldine B on August 10, 2009. Note from Geraldine: In my travels through the older TLE group postings, I came across this from Michael/Troy. I loaded it into the database, but I still thought it worthy of reading as we all struggle with negative versus positive poles, CFs, and all of the other fun stuff of life. For some, it's a repeat, for others it's new material. Note from Kasia: Although Geraldine indicates that she loaded this article into the database, it was not found in the ning materials when they were transferred -- unless she meant this specific article. 7 Rings of Love April 6, 2007 In this article, the material was built upon from past material channeled in the past, with just more layers explored. I think this article came about because the original material was just an outline, and some of us really wanted to grasp what it meant to Love. [MEntity] We are asked tonight to cover what we perceive as the 7 Rings of Love. Considering the magnitude of impact that understanding this Universal Truth would have on an individual life, we are continually surprised at the lack of attention this subject receives. This is not conveyed to you as a judgment, but as an observation. There is no obligation to ever understand our perception of a subject. You will learn to love, and you will love to learn, at your own paces and through your own experiences, regardless of your intimacy or lack of intimacy with us. As we cover the 7 Rings of Love, you will easily see where you are in various areas of your life in relation to events, people, and yourself. You may have no questions in your love for a certain individual, yet have a painful challenge against loving the perpetrators of war or cruelty, for instance. In other instances, you may find you experience a Ring of Love for a complete "stranger," yet feel quite repulsed by your mate. We will list the 7 Rings, then cover each in some detail. First Ring: Nurturing Second Ring: Alliance Third Ring: Reciprocity Fourth Ring: Appreciation Fifth Ring: Comprehension Sixth Ring: Altruism Seventh Ring: Agape The First Ring, NURTURING, of course, is not tremendously difficult to bring to your life or to someone else's. Even "Events" receive some amount of this Ring of Love if you experience certain repetitive patterns in your life. In other words, if you find you continue to struggle with "issues" that change form, but retain the core "lesson," you are providing some form of Nurturing for those issues; some form of Love. Love is not reserved for only Humans or Relationships, but is able to be generated for all Events you experience as a Sentient Being. When you have repetitive patterns in your life and you "wish" they were not a part of your life, it will do you well to observe in what ways you Nurture these events as a means to extract or create opportunities for expanding into wider Rings of Love or as a means to opening to receive Love. We will clarify here that NO RING OF LOVE HAS CONDITION. That fact is the one underlying theme throughout each Ring. When you truly Nurture another person, yourself, or an event, it is without condition. This is why some Events continue to remain, even as you assume you prefer them to leave. On some level of your consciousness, you have determined that your "unwanted" areas of your life require unquestioned Nurturing, so it will remain Nurtured. Some of the most important first experiences of Love are found in Nurturing unwanted situations and relationships. Consider the result of having an "unwanted" child, yet without question, providing the Nurture required for sustaining the life of that child. Nurturing "unwanted" events is similar, even as the event outgrows you or you outgrow it. Nurture is the lowest form of Love, yet it is Love. It is unquestioned obligation and duty. Because the experience of Loving is vital to a lifetime, many Events and People remain within the life that may be harmful, draining, and even dangerous, because to Nurture these things means at least some amount of Love is being experienced. At some point, a fragment will either move beyond that Ring of Love, or eventually dismiss the event as it grows "out of hand, or out of control," responding in a way one would to an "unwanted child." To move beyond Nurture for an event or person or self, one must be willing to move beyond Obligation and Duty, and into AT LEAST Alliance, the Second Ring. ALLIANCE is the second Ring of Love and this rings sees the Person, Event, or Self as an equal. If the Person, Event, or part of Self is not found to be equal, then at least some striking similar traits are emphasized. Alliance becomes necessarily "exclusive" of other people and events and various parts of the Self. The Ring of Duty and Obligation experienced is increased, but without resentment or lack of understanding, and with more willingness and enthusiasm. Issues having been Nurtured in the life become more understood, even if still "unwanted," much in the same way that a person may surrender to, or devote oneself to an "unwanted child." Alliance allows that which is being Loved to become for the first time, a part of the identity of Self. To move from Nurture to Alliance, one only need gain a level of understanding that your actions led you to the Event, Person, or Part of Self. This Ring is related to the 3rd Chakra, or Moving Center, and the First Ring, Nurture, is related to the 1st Chakra, or Instinctive Center. Alliance then leads to RECIPROCITY, the Third Ring of Love. Reciprocity is the Ring that begins to incorporate the Emotions, or Emotional Centering (4th Chakra). It then becomes the first time that a fragment begins to RECEIVE energy, and a circuit is created. The first two Rings focus on basic ways of Giving Love, but to Receive Love is far more challenging than to "give" it. Although Love is more than a circuit of energy, that circuit must be completed before broader Rings of Love are experienced. Reciprocity is the Ring of Love many are capable of reaching on a steady and stable basis. It is fairly easy to live with this Ring and still experience the range of Emotional, Instinctive, and Physical experiences that can challenge a life, self, or relationship. This is the Ring in which your "issues" or "unwanted events," challenging relationships, and difficult parts of Self are even more consciously explored as being "mirrors," or as having more meaningful possibilities beyond superficial challenge. This is the Ring in which you begin to experience more important Attraction/Repulsion experiences within Events, Parts of Self, and Others. Because this Ring is experienced within the arena of Emotions, it can be quite confusing and difficult to manage at times, but it is marked by its strange, solid experience of truly knowing a strong connection and strength is shared with even the most repulsive of People, Events, or Parts of Self. This is because this Ring has the ability to perceive in even the "worst" of Events, People, and Parts of Self, that "gifts" can come of that experience and this allows the continued exploration. To move from Alliance to Reciprocity, one must be willing to Feel in relation to that which is being Loved. Reciprocity then leads to APPRECIATION, the Fourth Ring of Love. This Ring of Love relates to the Intellectual Center, or 5th Chakra, and is the first time a fragment is able to differentiate between what IS and IS NOT your definition of "You," and allows a release of that which IS NOT. Appreciation is the Ring of Love that recognizes the diversity of life and can begin grasping the reality that not EVERYTHING has to be "important" or "have purpose." The fragment begins to Forgive, to truly accept that there has never been a mistake, that all experiences are simply that, Experiences, and that all people are just that, PEOPLE. This is a ring that loses the emphasis that everyone must find a powerful position within their own definition of life, but does allow for others' definitions, even if those definitions are diametrically opposed to your own. Many fragments find this Ring of Love to be invigorating and begin creating strings of sexual and emotional relationships of short durations. This provides satisfying, beautiful, and intensely-contained experiences of Love. This Ring of Love is experienced strongly during the Hormonal Washes of the formative Teen years, but the experiences are dismissed as meaningless, not only because of the nature inherent in that Ring, but also because no validity is given by your culture to the knowledge gained from such formative and fleeting experiences. Of course, we do not say, nor do we imply, that the "teen" years are the only years in which this Ring of Love is experienced, as this Ring of Love can also be generated and sustained even as a "lifestyle" form of Love for some. We also wish to emphasize that the serial sexual/emotional exploration is only one example of how this Ring might be experienced. A more encompassing description is simply that the fragment begins to find a great appeal in exploring anything foreign, unfamiliar, and alien. In terms of the "unwanted issues," the Love experienced at this Fourth Ring will have the fragment finding the issues and events as being adventures, exciting tours, in the world of experiences, rather than as mere burdens. In addition, this Ring begins to see and reach beyond the Person or Event being Loved, expanding to include all associations with that particular Event or Person. "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine" might be a simple, familiar phrase to capture that Ring. Appreciation then leads to COMPREHENSION, or the Fifth Ring. This 5th Ring of Love is associated with the 7th Chakra, or Higher Intellectual Center. This is the Ring in which all Events, People, and Self are seen as quite simply having a part in THE TRUTH. In other words, this is the Ring in which you realize that absolutely nothing is "wrong," that everything is dancing a part in the scheme of things, and you grasp that Truth. You begin to Comprehend that Events and People exist for "their own truth/reason," and that these Events and People do not require your understanding. This is also the first time the Self becomes fully integrated as itself in relation to the Event or Person being Loved, but recognizes these external factors as PART of the life, not as defining it. There is no longer a distraction with attachments to external factors as being the only definitions of "You." For instance, if a relationship ends, this is seen as an experience, not as a blow to your identity. To move from Appreciation to Comprehension, one simply begins to experience Awe. Everything seems to begin to "make sense," despite a lack of logic. Comprehension leads to ALTRUISM, which is the Sixth Ring of Love. Altruism relates to the Higher Emotional Center or 6th Chakra. While Comprehension sees the Truth of an Event or Person, Altruism experiences the deep compassion for how life may be experienced by Others. There is an encompassing acceptance of the "human condition," and an emphasis on the fact that life is never experienced exactly the same by any two points of consciousness in Time or Space. This Ring of Love is the first time you feel Human, or feel a full part of your Species with acceptance of that position of Sentience. As the Fifth Ring of Love loses any emphasis on your Self as being fragmented, the Sixth Ring loses emphasis on Events or Issues as distractions. There begins to be seen only a vast sea of experiential paths that are interpreted by everyone differently. It is the simultaneous understanding that while you experience your world quite particularly, another fragment may never have experienced or interpreted it the same way or even remotely similarly. It is the realization that it has never been the Events, or Parts of Self that defined or created the Life, but simply, how well you loved it all. To move from Comprehension to Altruism, one would tend to experience True Compassion, or Empathy, for that which is being explored. And finally, the Seventh Ring of Love is AGAPE, reached through Altruism. At this Ring, there is no emphasis on anything. Complete acceptance is experienced, with absolute loss of condition, meaning, reference, and definition. As the Sixth Ring developed a lack of emphasis on Events, and the Fifth Ring lost emphasis on Self, this final Ring removes ALL emphasis beyond the allowance of EXPERIENCE. Agape is PEACE. This Ring is related to the all-encompassing, boundless Higher Moving Center, or Tao. This is the Ring of realization that ALL of your life was Created by you or Allowed by you, and that not only is there nothing Wrong or Separate, but that EVERYTHING IS PERFECT in its own way. We will add that the Fifth Ring of Love is marked biologically through the experience of Crying, or Tears, as this is the realization of Truth on some level. To acknowledge the Truth of anything is a higher Ring of Love. Furthermore, True Hate can be included in the Fifth Ring, as Hate is a powerful form of Intimacy and recognition of Truth. The Sixth Ring of Love is marked biologically through True Pleasure and what most would call Happiness, as these states are an experience of lacking fragmentation and self-acceptance in the moment. The 7th Ring of Love is marked biologically through the experience of True Laughter, or the recognition of Oneness among all. The power of Tears, Pleasure, and Laughter are simple, accessible experiences to allow these Rings of Love to be experienced in many instances within the life, yet these biological interpretations of those Rings are difficult to sustain, understandably. (Note from Kasia: I've included relevant comments with additional channeling from the original post.) Comment by Geraldine B on February 15, 2010: Note to all those who attended either the Feb 14th 2010 Chat or Workshop, this is the article that was originally posted on the TLE group list. (Snickering at Troy -- you couldn't find it here, either???) Note to those who didn't attend either event, nor the NYC Live group, there is a wealth of material that is part of the chat transcript and I can think of no topic more fraught with imprinting and false beliefs than love, yet so fundamental to the very structure of life itself. I'm going to jump the gun, so to speak, and publish the transcript in here -- and let Troy publish in the regular Transcript forum with whatever edits and tweaks he might want to add for the permanent record. Geraldine Note from TLE Admin: Geraldine is referring to this transcript: Michael Speaks: on Love
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2004] [kittlekats41] This is based on a personal experience, but I am interested in an answer that everyone can relate to: when we moved down to Atlanta we stopped overnight at a hotel. Upon arrival here [to Atlanta] the energy felt off-centered and discordant, which it hadn't been before. One of the cats was especially vocal and restless. We determined that we had picked up a ‘stray’ energy that attached itself to us at the hotel with a number of others; we were able to clean the space and remove the energy into a better environment for it – an old tree that is grounded. The question is: a) how common is it for this type of experience to occur? b) how can we deal with it when it does? and c) are animals a common barometer to identify when it happens? That is my question:-) [M Entity] We would first respond that we would not describe any energy as “stray” that might attach itself to you randomly. We have rarely seen a case of energetic resonance that was not in some way “invited” or allowed. However, what you refer to as “hotels” and “motels” are full of what might accurately be described as “echo energies”. In other words, the emotional and intellectual imprints from the many fragments passing through a small space (which is assumed by fragments to be a sanctuary in many ways) can become literally “coated” with these “echoes” of energy. In the same way that there are “ghosts” of the dead, there are “ghosts” of the living, as well. “Ghosts” are merely echoes of energy, whether from the living or the dead. With all of that being said, your being affected by an echo is based on a particular resonance you must have had with that “echo”. It appears to us that you were in a space of deeper concern, worry, anticipation, and possibly anxiety, than you were in the previous trip. [kittlekats41] true [M Entity] This would naturally align you with any other fragment's concerns, worries, anticipations, anxiety that had left an imprint in that hotel room or location. This alignment then would naturally amplify your own energy, yet again, and because it then becomes disproportional to your original concerns, etc., it can feel strangely disconcerting and distracting. [kittlekats41] would that echo remain as a presence for a number of weeks afterwards and be detected by the animals? [M Entity] We will respond to your questions as quickly and as orderly as possible. The way you can “deal with this” is to consciously “clear the space” in any environment that has acted as a sanctuary for so many other fragments. Doing so upon settling into your room can greatly increase your experience of peace and temporary ownership of that space. A simple visualization of a colorful light of your choice sweeping through the room and clearing it of all darker or heavier energies is enough. It is not necessary to create an elaborate ritual; just a simple, conscious shifting of the room's energy to accommodate you is enough. We would suggest avoiding rituals focusing on “protection”, as this simply amplifies a contrast between you and your space and does not effect a peaceful, restful shift. Animals are more sensitive to these echoes than most humans, but they are even more sensitive to the effects of the echoes on their human companions. In other words, your animal companion was responding to your own agitations than to the separate “stray energy” you theorized. The “echo” remains only in the space in which is imprinted, but the effects of that echo upon you can last for weeks. It was Good Work that you created time to transform that effect upon you and to ground yourself again.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 2008] [Question] hello Michael I am curious as to places which project more powerful vibrations, any suggestions? [Michael Entity] In terms of “projecting more powerful vibrations,” we would have to say that there are various ways of responding to that question: there are “powerful vibrations” geographically that are relative to Sentience, relative to Cadres (and Entities), relative to Essence, and relative to Personality. The experience of a “powerful vibration” is contextual and based in resonance, more than what is being emitted from a specific location. If one is looking for an experience of a “powerful vibration,” it would depend upon which level of resonance one is seeking, such as resonance to Essence, Personality, Cadre, or Sentience? For most, the experience is most tangible when on the level of Personality, but most “powerful” on the level of Essence. By this we mean that within a lifetime, you will go where your Personality chooses to go, regardless of any history beyond this life, and this resonance is tangible: you either hate where you live or love where you live; however, when looking beyond the obvious draw of Personality, there are places that resonate to Essence and this is “powerful,” in that it triggers a vibrational harmony among all lifetimes relative to that particular area (or similar area) that Essence has experienced. Both of these levels of resonance would be determined on an individual basis and not something that could be said for any of you as a group, but we will say that much of what resonates on an Essence Level is closely related to the level of your Cadre, as many of your lifetimes are created in clusters together, geographically. In your case, it appears your Cadre could be said to find “powerful vibrations” emitting from such geographical locations in certain areas of what are known as “The United States,” particularly in the “midwest” and “north-east” and “north-west;” Greece, Egypt, and Western Asia, but we are speaking in a highly-generalized way here. This is a subject that could be explored even further in detail from the levels of what could be called “True Home” as this relates to resonance on Personality and Essence Levels, to the resonance on Cadre and Sentient levels, which then begins to include other star systems. [Question] I have 2 questions now. I have been curious about the energies of the area that I have moved to. The answers to the first question give me much to think about so….what would be the star system that relates to the Manitou Springs area (upper southwest area of the USA, at the base of the Pikes Peak region.) Lots of artisans, musicians, hippies here. [Michael Entity] We would not say that a star system relates to particular geographical areas beyond temporary connections made by those extant at a given time. When we said that star systems were involved as resonant places, we meant this literally and in relation to Cadres and Entities as they began initial lifetimes in those star systems. In terms of the area you describe, it could be said to be primarily an Emotional Vortex, in that it houses several patterns of energy related to Inspiration, manifested in ways that range from the extremes of water-based weather to the balance of the Intellect through minerals and mountains. Another way of putting it might be that this area is Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part. The resonance here for many is based on an Essence Level. Beyond this, the broader region is Higher Moving in its effect, bringing to Personalities who need it, a resonance and awareness to the Beauty, Energy, and Patterns of the life. Regardless of Role, it could be said that the area attracts those who wish to rejuvenate their relationship to Inspiration through the process of grasping Patterns, Beauty in the life. Most who come to the area are rising out the ashes of chaos, seeking solace in some kind of peaceful order again.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-08-05] [cimmarron] Hello Michael. Can you discuss helpful ways to build the immune system and some holistic ways Troy can improve his health? [Michael Entity] There are many physical efforts, including activity, diet, and supplements, that can sustain or rebuild an immune system, all of which would be in different forms and intake for each individual, but the one, single aspect that is directly related to the state of an immune system is the state of SELF-ESTEEM. This is true of all fragments. The state of the immune system is proportional to the state of self-esteem. Exercise, diet, and supplements can slightly counter the impact of low self-esteem/low immunity, but without addressing the depth of confidence and acceptance of the self, the immune system can still fluctuate to a state that is just as dangerous to the health. The immune system fluctuates for all fragments, relative to the Personality’s sense of self-esteem, and allows for processes to occur on a physical, tangible level that were refused to be addressed on more emotional and intellectual levels. From the most terminal of illnesses to the most trivial of “colds,” this is true. It could be said that in the transition of your world from Young to Mature, the greatest plague among you is the perpetuation of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and acceptance of self, which is the root of all vulnerability to illnesses and injuries. This is not to say that all illnesses and injuries are “your fault” because you simply have low self-esteem, but it is to say that there is an equation at work here that is consistent. In Troy’s case, there is a great need to overhaul his concept of self in relation to physical plane and emotional resonances. He is a fine example of the most spirited, lively, and active of Personalities (like many of you) who have adapted to your wounds, instead of healing them, choosing, instead, to focus on crisis, struggle, helping others, expression, or any other means to direct the attention away from those wounds. As with any physical wound that remains open and unattended, even emotional wounds can eventually become “infected” to an extent that demands attention. As we have always stated that one of the final lessons of the Physical Plane is in the experience of loving the self, and embodying agape, it could be said that this is prompted by the many lifetimes of wounding that will eventually find healing from that state. In other words, a major part of why you seek to love and be loved is because you also wish to be complete and healed, which is what you will be in your final lifetimes. This very motivation is also part of why you reject loving and being loved, as this means looking at wounds to which you have ignored or to which you have adapted, fooling yourselves into thinking you are “doing just fine.” Without diminishing the beauty of who you are and what you have accomplished in terms of your personal growth, acceptance, and loving, we can easily say that none of you are actually “doing just fine.” You all need help. You all need each other. You all can find wholeness in NOT doing just fine, and giving up the imprinting of the Young Soul era of constant justification for your existence. You do not exist alone, nor do you exist as means to only prove your existence was worth it. We realize we have responded more broadly for all of you and not just for Troy, but while his position now is defined the way it is, all of you can do well to address your feelings of self, and your feelings of having a right to simply BE. Our response, while broad, is just as important for Troy as it is for all of you. In terms of the physical plane efforts for supporting the immune system, we would agree with most who are educated about the human body that an increase in fresh fruits, vegetables, and a reduction of processed foods, refined sugars, and stimulants, along with a great increase in intake of water, can do wonders for at least stabalizing the immune system.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2001-06-21] [ClaireN] Would Michael please comment on the function of the pineal gland and any disorders that it may cause? [Michael_Entity] The Pineal Gland is related to what might be considered your Higher Emotional Center, 6th Chakra, or “Third Eye.” We have seen its function directly related to dreaming, astral perception, channeling, imagination, and true perception/love. It is highly affected by the amount of sunlight, or any light for that matter, that is taken in through the sense of sight, and as the light permeates the forehead. Those who have a block or “disorder” in this gland can tend to have fertility problems, menstruation problems, and inability to have imagination of an optimistic nature, inability to recall dreams, may have depression and sleep disorders. One of the major contributors to the suppression of this gland’s ability to function properly is in the use of what is called “microwaves.” Food prepared in this fashion tends to carry within it “vortexes” of energy that, when integrated over a short period time, can lead to lack of motivation and lack of clarity for a future. The “vortexes” remain in the body, particularly affecting the Pineal, for an average of 7 years. We do not have a term through this channel to more adequately describe that which is transferred through the act of microwaving, but this will do. The “vortexes” collect in the center of the food prepared, in a size approximately equal to a golf ball. Larger ovens preparing larger foods can create collections in sizes up to a tennis ball. Those who are overexposed or underexposed to sunlight can develop a disorder of this gland. Those who are overexposed to what is called Fluorescent lights are susceptible to this, as well.
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    [Excerpt from TT (POF): 2011-05-01] [Geraldine] I’m interested in Gobekli Tepe, a pre-neolithic site found in Turkey and currently dated at about 11,000 BCE. It is far more refined in workmanship and layout than far later henge sites. Plus, it was apparently completely buried to hide or preserve it at a later date. Can you tell me more about the culture that created it, it’s meaning and intent, its true age, etc.? The pictograms found at the site seem to predate the complex and different occupation layers indicate use of the site over many generations. [MEntity] This appears to be just one of many “pockets” of civilization that were intact and alive and valid in terms of a complexity that is often dismissed the further back in time modern civilization tries to peer. In this case, it seems to be a complex that was thriving from a time frame approximately 10,000 BCE to 6,000 BCE and was not the most-complex of the time, actually. The more complex and sophisticated a culture or civilization, the less traces there seem to be. This seems to have built up from (or atop) a civilization, or complex, that had been in place for nearly 5,000 years even before that. This particular site, then, could be said to house “layers” of, or even incarnations of, a basic premise for a complex over time, representing a sort of microcosmic rise/fall of one example of a people’s ideas and art and civilization, etc. When there is this rise/fall process, the previous ideas/structures are often built upon, literally and figuratively, so that sometimes they are quite intentionally covered as a means to create a new foundation. Those involved in this particular line of civilization ebb and flow appear to have been almost entirely of one Cadre of fragments that are still incarnating, but put forth a great deal of effort and experimentation at the time for the complexes that rose and fell here. Of course, that is not unusual. [Geraldine] Which Cadre? [MEntity] It would be the equivalent of what you might count as the 13th Energy Ring beyond your own, and Cadre 11 of that Energy Ring. Many of those fragments are currently involved in the revolutions and overhauling of the various infrastructures that have come to be collectively understood as “the middle east.” Most of the fragments involved are/were late Young to early Mature.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 1999-11-18] [nemo999] I made an appointment for a past life regression: what should I look for? [Michael_Entity] Lifetimes usually resonate in groups, like chords being struck. We would suggest using your daily symptoms as a means to determine what to recall. By this we mean addressing any “nagging” behaviour, any decorative or creative expressions that seems to be from other times, or an illness. In your case, we would suggest seeking lives that contribute to your vague anger and sense of separation from your environment. We remind you that we do not see “past life recall” as necessary or particularly meaningful. It is certainly your choice and many results can occur from the seeking. Most past lives will “show up” for you when appropriate without the need for imposed extraction. Most who seek the therapeutic approach to extracting past lives simply to feel a forum of permission that will allow more validation of what is recalled. This then is actually a valid approach. [nemo999] my thought is in regard to choosing paths to take. [Michael_Entity] Yes, in terms of helping you make decisions about ‘future” paths, it is still suggested that release of unprocessed anger be undertaken first. We only suggest this as we were asked, otherwise it is your choice. If you are seeking a context with which to explore, the anger is a good angle with which to approach. It is also helpful to simply “see what comes up”.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2008] [Question] Currently I have an issue with a woman in my home owner’s association, Mrs. W. I’m the president of our HOA, and the minute she told us, via email, that she sent me a certified letter making demands, my reaction to it was to get very angry about it. I couldn’t contain my anger towards her when she arrived at our meeting and I yelled at her. This surprised me… that I got so angry because I rarely get angry with people. I have been looking at this issue of what caused me to get so angry with her and what am I missing about her to allow me to stop feeling my hackles raise when I see or even think about her. I know the anger I’m feeling is not really about her. Please can you shed some light on this… along with telling me how I might handle her with more positive results? [Michael Entity] On a self-karmic level, this relates to several issues: issues of Control as it extends from Stubbornness (you prefer discretion over obnoxious call-outs); issues of inadequacy as described by your Self-deprecation (it hurts to be told you fall short of expectations). In the case you describe, this triggered every defense you could muster to protect yourself from losing control and feeling inadequate. Your anger was a form of your trying to re-implement some control and to compensate for the sense of inadequacy. It is Good Work that you recognize that this incident is unrelated to the woman, herself, even as she provoked these reactions in you. This is consciousness, Essence. [Comment] Wow… that makes total sense to me. [Michael Entity] You claim that you “rarely get angry with people,” but this is untrue. Or more specifically, this is an inaccurate statement. It is simply that your anger more often is turned inward rather than outward. You are exploring the other side of anger in this incident as a means to bring some wholeness further into your life. That is the main self-karmic issue: your RIGHT to be angry. Your RIGHT to feel hurt. And ultimately, your RIGHT to express. Vocalizing your Anger frees your Intellectual Center or your Throat Chakra to “unclog” years of suppression. [Question] This is healthier for my body to express it outwardly? [Michael Entity] It came out more strongly as a result of past suppression. We would not say that it is healthier for your body to express it outwardly as much as we would say that it is healthier for ALL of your bodies to OWN your anger and to express it appropriately. This would include the internal expressions as much as the external. In other words, you have created a dichotomy within you that has left you with arguments against and for your anger over time. Whether this anger was kept inside, directed toward the self, or externalized. Your next steps are to consciously grasp that your anger is a means of uncovering areas of powerlessness within the life and then to bring consciousness to that area, re-empowering that area. In your case, the powerlessness could be said to be rooted in your Goal of Acceptance. As you explore this Goal, much of what is acceptable about yourself or others seems to be out of your hands in many ways. Over time you have found this to simply be untrue. So it is that you are now more likely to express your anger because you are not threatened by the loss of acceptance, of yourself, or from others. Now that you have seen the disproportionate effects of anger as it is expressed after being suppressed, you may find that you are more appropriate as you experience it in the future. Though this was a rather personal question, we do see our response as being applicable to many. If you wish to stretch yourself a bit more, it would be an interesting “short cut” toward balance if this incident were addressed with the woman in question, not offering apologies, but in offering appreciation and acknowledgment for the benefit gained from your exploring your part of the equation. You may not be able to control how people ask for what they want, but you can learn to see these calls for action to simply be variations of how one has learned to get things done, not as personal attacks.
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    [M6] could we have an update on the manifestation of the Infinite soul? [Michael_Entity] We do not see full manifestation of the Infinite Soul anywhere on the planet currently, though there are 2 fragments that are “ready”, and 3 more will follow when the first two have begun. At least 5 manifestations will show that we have heard. These manifestations will include a young child apparently. The United States will most likely take the Teachings of either the child, a Priest son of a single parent female Server, or the Teachings of a female Sage. [bn] So the IS intends to manifest in more than one individual at the same time? Has this been done before? [Michael_Entity] We believe Buddha and Christ overlapped in impact, though not so closely. This is part of why you have “east” and “west”. We doubt the latest manifestations will be so easily used to segregate the world. [bn] Is the IS manifesting in 5 individuals due to the population or is this tied more to the lessons to bring? [Michael_Entity] Both.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: September 2008] [Question] I would like clarification re: the 9/12 “Trues”. There are 9 Trues PLUS Life Task/True Work, but the 9 Trues are actually grouped in threes with the True Work to make 3 quadrates. Does that mean there are 3 different aspects to the Life Task/True Work depending on it’s quadrate, thus making 12 Trues, 3 of which are variants of True Work? or is it 9 Trues plus 1 True Work/Life Task? which would make 10 trues . . . [Michael Entity] Both angles of interpretation would work. Technically, there are 9 “Trues” made up of 3 Triads of support for the Life Task in various contexts of “Personal,” “Community,” and “Planetary.” The phrase “True Work” was a kind of shorthand as the original concept was delivered in a consistent way to describe the Personal Quadrate and was interpreted by some as indicating a separate concept from Life Task. However, it is valid to say that the Life Task can be described through various suggestions under a title of “True Work” and each could be more specific to the different Quadrates. In other words, the Life Task would remain the same as an overall arc of description, but methods of action for manifesting the Life Task could be described in terms of True Work on a Personal level, a Community level, and a Planetary level. [Question] so in a sense all 9 Trues combine together as supportive elements of the Life Task which is the summation of the 9 Trues? [Michael Entity] We describe the three Triads as each supporting the Life Task, but the ultimate pattern is one of progressive, though non-linear, evolution, or pyramidal evolution. Any system of 9 is a pyramidal form of evolution in our system, such as the 9 Needs. When a fragment’s Life Task tends to be on a Personal Level, the “base” is built from the Personal Quadrate, or Pillars of Vitality. When a fragment’s Life Task tends to be on a Community Level, the base is built from the Community Quadrate, or Pillars of Harmony. When a fragment’s Life Task tends to be on a Planetary Level, the base is built from the Planetary Quadrate, or Pillars of Transformation. However one “builds” or visualizes this pyramid of evolution, there will be tiers of development that eventually address all Quadrates. We have much more to say about this subject, but will move on for now. [NOTE FROM TROY: Michael also shared this image for me as a way to understand this “pyramid,” so I mocked up a copy as best I could. For some of the advanced students, note that the Life Task/True Works are Action; Play, Health, and Core are Expression; Rest, Spirit, and Love are Inspiration; Study, Home, and Gift are Assimilation. See attached image or the image above, if it shows properly. The image isn't static, either, but rotates as necessary or depending on a person's emphasis.]
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2009] [Question] Would the Michaels care to comment on the channelings of Muhammad, since I feel that it’s probable he was a channel rather than what is accepted as a religious prophet. I’d also welcome the Michaels’ take on the Islamic mantra “Lakum dinnakum, wallya din” – “to you be your way, and to me be mine” in the context of the push for Islam to dominate the western lifestyle via the enforced implementation of Shariah law which, by Qur’anic implication, should simply be passively available to those who choose to follow it rather than being a requirement. [Michael Entity] This King-Cast Priest fragment represented the totality of one reunited Entity’s perspective and was, indeed, a Transcendental Soul. We remind you that a Transcendental Soul, unlike an Infinite Soul, is still subject to Maya and Chief Features, and this fragment never rose beyond his Chief Features of Martyrdom and Greed. The imprinting from Artisans and Warriors around this fragment from their wounded views of their position relative to authority, and their lot in life, began the distortion of the teachings that were originally intended for a rise in confidence among the weak, poor, and helpless. The teachings began to attract those who resonated strongly to victimization and their fear of not having enough, turning the teachings into a path paved by resentment and defense, which continues to color the teachings to this day. The mantra quoted might be one of the few moments of clarity from the Priest’s entity, but even this mantra was corrupted with a force that best be summed up as an addendum of “….as long as your way is also mine.” Muhammad is one of 5 Transcendental Souls of the Common Era. One Transcendental Soul of the 5 who had any significant “positive” effect as intended was that of Gandhi.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: March 2014] [brian] Hi Michael, could you describe what Narcissism is in relation to the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual bodies and how to reduce or eliminate its causes and effects, both internally and towards others? MEntity: Narcissism, in relation to the different bodies, would simply be a matter of contexts for where narcissism is upheld. It would not be much different in any of those contexts, though. Narcissism is often an extreme of either Arrogance or Self-deprecation, and is developed as a means of protecting what has come to be accepted as the most fragile thing in one's life: THE SELF. Those in extreme Self-deprecation or Arrogance where valid narcissism has developed will tend to have a very difficult time hearing, or listening to, anything that contradicts their conclusions; will have a very difficult time focusing on anything other than the preservation or serving of the self; will actively or passively refuse to accept that any social rules or contracts are applicable to them; will often hear any insights or suggestions for help to be merely criticisms and insults to them; will tend to default to the distraction of blame of anything other than the self for what goes awry in the life; and will tend to consider any instances of helplessness, anger, or depression to be the cause of someone else. Or something else. So the key for addressing this, even though it is an extreme, is the same for addressing any issues of self-esteem. It can be a long road to recovery, but the individual would have to come to terms with the fact of fragility in others, as a way to recognize the strengths within the self. This is because the one thing that locks those in Self-deprecation or Arrogance away from confidence is the idea that they are somehow less than what another person wishes them to be, or more than what another person can handle. To address someone in Narcissism, we would have to discuss with that person, specifically, the more detailed suggestions that could help that are relative to the causes of that person's fears. In general, though, the narcissist can start by allowing his or her fragility, and honoring that fragility in others. [brian] Is it possible for someone in Narcissism to actually care about others, even if they have difficulty expressing it appropriately? Or are they truly "in it for themselves?" MEntity: The irony here is that this can then become a source of empathy and strength that no longer requires defenses. Brian, that tends to depend on Soul Age. The younger souls tend toward this condition as a form of near-erotic love and admiration for the self as a way to compensate for that which feels makes him or her so different from others. Older souls will tend to go in the other direction, despising themselves, and desperately seeking to be rescued from the trap of those differences that define them, thus creating many inappropriate scenarios, or constant crossing of boundaries. This is not to say that the narcissist does not care, but that the caring is often conditional on how well it distracts the narcissist from his own disgust. So the older narcissist would want to begin to treat himself or herself with the same eagerness to care and nurture and love as he or she would any other person.
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    In the same way the "spark" takes on an Essence Role for its cycle of lives while adventuring from the Tao, the Essence takes on a PERSONALITY each lifetime when it incarnates! This helps create even more diversity and flexibility for the soul. The PERSONALITY is the vehicle for the Essence to experience life, like a space suit. It is the extension of the Essence, allowing the soul to experience the Physical Plane and all of its emotions, sensations, thrills and chills. There a number of ways to set up your "space suit" and as the Essence experiences more and more lives, it gets better and better at creating its life and Personality. The different factors used in designing a Personality are referred to as OVERLEAVES. The Overleaves used in creating a Personality are: GOAL: The primary motivator within the lifetime MODE: The primary way of approaching the Goal ATTITUDE: The primary way of viewing the life BODY TYPE: The basic genetic and planetary influences that make up your actual body These Overleaves listed above are chosen before birth by the Essence. AFTER being born, by the age of three, another Overleaf is settled on called CENTERING: your habitual way of taking in and reacting to the world and experiences. In your adolescence within the lifetime you then add one more element that makes life all the more interesting and challenging; your basic fear, called the CHIEF NEGATIVE FEATURE. It is your stumbling block and primary challenge to all things within the life. Note: Chief Negative Features are commonly referred to as "Chief Features." Those are the basic Personality traits with which to be concerned for now. As with the Essence Roles, there are 7 Goals, Modes, Attitudes, etc., to choose from and combine for the lifetime. Again, as with the Roles, do not get too caught up being literal. Michael chooses the terms carefully. In studying the Michael Teachings, you will begin learning that we have tended to put negative connotations to perfectly neutral words. You will see that some words you used to think were "bad" now become empowering and make perfect sense. The 7 Goals are: Re-evaluation: the lifetime revolves around slowing down experience as much as possible, so as to assimilate past life influences. Growth: the lifetime revolves around gaining as much experience as possible, so as to use in future lives. Discrimination: the lifetime revolves around learning how to make better choices and decisions for yourself. Acceptance: the lifetime revolves around learning how to accept all choices and decisions, even the choices of others. Submission: the lifetime revolves around learning where and how you are most needed and effective. Dominance: the lifetime revolves around learning how direct and lead those who are most needed and effective. Flow: the lifetime is learning how to relax, enjoy life, and let it unfold, trusting in Essence. The 7 Modes are: Reserve: reaching your Goal by refining your emotions Passion: reaching your Goal by freeing your emotions Caution: reaching your Goal by refining your thoughts Power: reaching your Goal by freeing your thoughts Perseverance: reaching your Goal by refining your actions Aggression: reaching your Goal by freeing your actions Observation: reaching your Goal by observing and using the Mode most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Attitudes are: Stoic: sees life as if they have seen it all before Spiritualist: sees life as if they have never seen it before Skeptic: sees life like it can always be disproved Idealist: sees life like it can always be improved Cynic: sees life as opposite to what appears to be Realist: sees life as it appears Pragmatist: sees life practically and through the Attitude most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Body Types are: Lunar: rounded, pale, emotional; good for lifetimes dealing with one on one Inspirational contact (relates to Server) Saturnian: tall, durable, lean; good for lifetimes dealing with Inspirational issues for groups (relates to Priest) Mercurial: witty, quick, wiry; good for lifetimes dealing with expression one on one (relates to Artisan) Jovial: round, fleshy, large; good for lifetimes dealing with being in a central position of expression for others (relates to Sage) Martial: fiery, reactive, high-energy; good for lifetimes dealing with actions affecting people one on one (relates to Warrior) Venusian: soft, sensual, warm, charismatic; good for lifetimes dealing with being open, approachable, and accessible to larger groups (relates to King) Solar: bright, spirited, small and frail; good for lifetimes needing to be in the center of everything (relates to Scholar) *A note on Body Types: There are no "pure" Body Types. There is usually a combination of two to three influences. In addition there are three "eccentric" Body Types that a person can have for some of their more extraordinary lives. They are Plutonian, Neptunian, and Uranian. They are rare and specific so we won't go into those here. There are 7 Centers and you may recognize them as relative to the Chakras if you are familiar with Chakras. As you study the Michael Teachings, you will find that while there are similarities, there are also very different ways in which "Center" is used as opposed to "chakra". Though there are 7 Centers, a human body usually only uses one Center habitually. There are "higher" and "lower" Centers but they are not better or worse; the "higher" and "lower" only refer to the level they are sourced from and affect. The "lower" Centers are more of the Physical Plane and affect the body, while the "higher" Centers are more spiritual and affect our connections beyond the Physical. Since so much energy is involved in the sustaining of experience in the "higher" Centers, it is extremely rare to be Centered in a "higher" Center, but instead they are Centers accessed for specific purposes. The "higher" Centers are accessed through either practice, meditation, randomly, or through intense trauma. The 7 Centers are: Instinctive: this center travels with you from life to life like a floppy disc. It stores all of your experiences ever gathered and all of your areas of growth still needed and all the areas you have come to peace with. It isn't very intelligent, but is more a storehouse and protective device. It is where all of your past lives are remembered and even this lifetime's history. It is very automatic. Higher Moving Center: this is the Center relating to a pure connection and recognition of ENERGY. It is pure creativity and recognition of beauty as it is. It is experienced when you feel awe in seeing a landscape or piece of art, for example, or when you feel completely connected to everything around you, seeing its perfection as it is. This is the most accessed of the "higher" Centers and sex can sometimes trigger it. Moving Center: this is the Center that governs our body movements and actions. Those who are Moving Centered are action-oriented and take in life through their bodies. Emotional Center: this is the Center that governs our sense of connection to others emotionally and within ourselves. Those who are Emotionally Centered take in life through their feelings. Intellectual Center: this Center governs our beliefs and thoughts and communication. Those Intellectually Centered take in life through analysis and reasoning. Higher Emotional Center: this Center is your pure sense of LOVE, total, complete unconditional Love, or as Michael calls it, "agape" (pronounced a-GOP-ee). It is felt when you completely allow yourself or another to behave, think, be, in any way that comes but without fear or judgment. Higher Intellectual Center: this is the Center where absolute TRUTH is experienced, where whole complete insights and "knowing" reside. Although these descriptions are far from complete, they are good starting points and you will be most concerned with only the Moving, Emotional, and Intellectual Centers at first. PARTS & TRAPS: Knowing yours or someone else's Centering is truly helpful in understanding how a person takes in life, but there's more: the PART of the Center. Within each Center resides actually ALL other Centers, kind of like a pie. So the Intellectual Center, for instance, will have an Emotional Part, an Instinctive Part, a Higher Emotional Part, etc., even an Intellectual Part (pure Intellect then). These PARTS are how the person puts their experience back out into the world after taking it in! They are also called TRAPS because a person can get so caught up in using only that PART that they forget to balance themselves with other parts. For instance, a person might be Intellectually Centered/Emotional Part. This means they take in life through what makes sense to them: observation and analysis; but then bring it back out into the world through Emotions, meaning they might get very emotional over their thoughts, but have no way of getting it out. The Emotional Center has no "voice", so the Intellectual Center can get caught in a Trap, thinking, analyzing and reasoning, leading them back to emotions that then go back through reasoning, giving rise to more emotions, etc. Eventually something has to give. What will then happen is that person might act out with their Moving Center. They might get angry and lash out, or they might actually cry, taking an action that helps get them out of the Emotional Trap. Most people have their Centering and Parts in the "lower" Centers, such as Emotional Center/Moving Part. Remember that many solutions are found in bringing in the neglected Center of the main three (Moving, Intellectual, Emotional). If you are Emotionally Centered, Moving Part, you will have to bring in the Intellect in order to balance yourself. This means that you need to add THOUGHTS and COMMUNICATION to your ACTIONS as you react to FEELINGS. To help you understand each PART/Trap, I will share the ways I understand them: INTELLECTUAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and express that back out into the world appropriately. They may be excellent at communicating, but they will still have a spectrum of lessons and challenges in this area. EMOTIONAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and how to process the feelings that arise from it. They may have deep emotions, but have little way of actually showing it. This is their challenge then in many cases. MOVING PART: This person will have lessons around how to take input from their basic Centering and how to actually behave as a reaction. They have a lot of energy, but they are learning how to direct that appropriately back out of their bodies. There are 7 Chief Negative Features (or fears) that you choose from in your teens. You usually choose two. One is your PRIMARY CHIEF FEATURE and the other is your Secondary. The Primary affects and challenges your attaining your GOAL, therefore affecting more of your personal experiences, and the Secondary affects and challenges your MODE, therefore affecting more of your relationships and intimacy issues. The 7 Chief Features are: Self-Deprecation: fear of Inadequacy; your not being able to live up to yours or someone else's standards, leaving you weak, insecure, and incompetent. Fear of NOT BEING ENOUGH. Arrogance: fear of Vulnerability; wanting others to live up to your standards, or fearing your standards not counting, leaving you vulnerable, judgmental, isolated, and alone as you are seen as not needing others. Fear of BEING TOO MUCH. Self-Destruction: fear of Worthlessness; feeling that you have no worth or value unless dead or dying for someone/something else, leaving you with ongoing sacrifices for others with no gain for anyone, even extending into getting a terminal disease. Fear of GETTING TOO MUCH. Greed: fear of Scarcity; feeling that you won't get all that is out there of worth to you personally; leaving you fixated on one or two things that you cannot satisfy as a way to maintain your sense of self. This can be food, affection, sex, money, even vague things like not enough "love". Fear of NOT GETTING ENOUGH. Martyrdom: fear of Losing Control; a strong need for being in control of everything in your space even though that is impossible. This leaves you feeling victimized, burdened, and complaining. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF SPACE. Impatience: fear of Missing Out; you are always fighting the clock, trying to control before being controlled, leaving you intolerant and agitated. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF TIME. Stubbornness: fear of Change; you cannot and will not deal with anything new and against your already-set opinions, ideas, and environment. Some people who have Stubbornness actually can appear like they are adventurous and changeable, but look closely to see if they are actually creating "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Constant change can just be a way of avoiding dealing with actual changes. Fear of ANYTHING DIFFERENT. If you have read through the entire Introduction, you have just touched on all the very basics of the Teachings! This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gets more and more familiar as you start to apply it.
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    [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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    [Excerpted from Michael Speaks: The Roles for Mature and Old Souls] MEntity: ... there is little recorded from us through our channels about the distinctions among the Roles in how they manifest through the Soul Ages, and we can address that today. ... The progression through the Soul Ages for the Roles could be described as a progression of emphasis from DOING to HAVING to BEING. Infant and Baby emphasize DOING. Young emphasizes HAVING. Mature emphasizes the reconciliation between HAVING and BEING. And Old emphasizes BEING. Understanding this can help lend insights into the various Soul Ages and how the Roles manifest. ... OLD SAGES The Old Sage has now moved through the Mature Age that helped to reconcile the struggle between HAVING FUN and BEING HONEST. Now the Old Sage begins to emphasize Being Honest, even if it means at the expense of Fun. Old Sages often begin to withdraw from the "stage" and move into tighter circles that value honesty and true communication. It is no longer appealing in any way to simply perform the life. For the first time, the Old Sage values the importance of truly being SEEN. Even if there are a myriad of personas from habit and skill, the emphasis will still be there underlying every relationship and every opportunity: PLEASE SEE ME. This starts out as a kind of panic for some Sages entering the Old Soul Age, in that their existence depends on the utter honesty and rawness of being SEEN, and this can show up in desperate attempts to be understood, clarifying themselves, over-explaining, etc. This eventually levels out to a simple state of invitation. The emphasis moves from needing to be seen exactly how the Sage sees himself or herself to an emphasis on understanding how others actually see. This comprehension frees the Old Sage from the panic and loneliness of not being seen, and moves him or her into simply BEING HONEST. Once the Sage realizes that he or she cannot control how others interpret others, then Being Honest stands as an invitation, not as a prompt.
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    [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.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2009] [Question] Hello Michael, I know that several of us here today are Cadre 1 Entity 2, could you elaborate on how this cadre/entity is manifesting itself, what we are teaching in our current global community? [Michael Entity] Cadre 1, Entity 2 appears to be manifesting itself, as usual, in the struggle and implementation of Stability over Balance. Nearly every fragment from that Entity over the physical age of 20 has “pulled back from life” in a way that is figuratively holding Balance in one hand, and Stability in the other. All Entity 2s struggle within the spectrum between Balance and Stability, and eventually the Entity, collectively, “gets it” and a wave of realization moves among the members. Currently, the majority of Entity 2 members of Cadre 1 appear to be in a state of limbo, unsure of how to go forward with Stability in “the real world.” Withdrawing from life, so to speak, has given the glimpses of Stability that can now begin to make sense as feasible. How to bring that back out into the world of “living life” still escapes most of the members currently exploring this. What most Entity 2 members learn to do is the equivalent of placing two feet on a plank of wood that rests on a ball, teetering and rocking and rolling on that ball, feet planted squarely, and as long as one does not fall, it passes as Stability. However, all energy goes into just staying atop the ball, and this tends to be exhausting, and most eventually “fall” (get ill, have an accident, move into crisis) as a means to just get some rest, because despite the fact that those experiences are often traumatic, they at least offer a stability that is not a part of life when balancing atop the ball. Stability is when the ball is removed, and both feet are, figuratively. on solid ground. We describe this to you as a process, and not as one way being better than another. Many Entity 2 members will gladly state how exciting the Balance on the ball can be, and the “falling off” gives life meaning. Balance is a state that requires division within for the sake of managing the life. Stability is when the life comes into a state of wholeness that does not require compartmentalization, division, juggling, etc. We know many members of Entity 2 are extremists. Extremism is a form of Balance, going from one extreme to another on a regular basis. All or Nothing. Eventually the realization comes that life does not have to be “all or nothing.” This spectrum of manifestation described for Entity 2 is not unfamiliar to many fragments who are not a part of an Entity 2, so this information may be applicable to you, regardless of your Entity number. However, our descriptions for Entity themes do describe the inherent, condensed, and consistent priorities of an Entity within a Cadre. Entity 2 of Cadre 1 is currently themed in the reality and implementation of “growing up,” or being a “grown up,” regardless of the age of the Personality. Stability, “growing up,” and manifesting Soul Age, which has regularly been equated with something akin to death for many in Entity 2, is now starting to be seen as something appealing, even if that appeal is confusing. The teachings of Entity 2, then, could be described as themed in “how to sustain and nurture innocence and joy along with the process of maturing.”
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: February 2016] Question: I would like to ask about hay fever and asthma (respiratory allergies). What are the metaphysical underpinnings and the physical and metaphysical ways to address the condition? MEntity: All breathing issues stem from one's inability to fully accept the life and some specific part of it, depending on the respiratory ailment. In terms of hay fever this tends to be related to unresolved issues with a particular person who is felt to have compromised the pleasure or joy that is possible in life. In terms of asthma, the issue to tends to be related to the either a specific caretaker/parent, or some vague authoritative figure ("life," "god," "the government,") who felt to incapacitate one's capacity for choice and freedom. When these are found in children before the 3rd Internal Monad, they usually reflect the issues of a parent or caretaker. To help manage or reverse conditions related to these, it can help to address any issues regarding feeling oppressed, repressed, controlled, and reduced in the capacity for pleasure, especially in how these might be associated with a specific person. Or a specific concept. Question: Very interesting to think about. But, hay fevers tend to be seasonal--having issues with a particular person can be year-round. MEntity: That is because Hay Fever reflects the way this person may be seen as triggering the person, as well. That person may be around all year, but triggers you in cycles. Furthermore, it is not so much about the seasons as it is that the individual is susceptible to this condition in the first place. Others are not susceptible at all, and this is because of how triggers are handled differently. Keep in mind that ailments and symptoms are symbolic reflections of a process, not a direct causation and correlation.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2016-03-06 Ask Michael] JanaK: Here is XXX's question: Jana brought up a concept of psychological conditions manifesting as physical ones if persistent, and mentioned an example of her male collegue who had a very bitter relationship with women as a whole and eventually developed a testicular cancer. I queried why this doesn't appear to affect others in a consistent way, for example why would someone like Jimmy Saville, who abused and raped vulnerable people and the dead for decades, not develop a physical problem in a similar way. Furthermore, why would seemingly ordinary well-minded people get a cancer? Can you comment? MEntity: First, it is important to consider that illnesses are not punishments. They are not developed as a means of justice. They manifest from among variables that include genetics, environment, the emotional and intellectual bodies. MEntity: For some individuals there is a factor of guilt that can generate symptoms and ailments that are the symbolic reflection of the stories behind that guilt. MEntity: For others who may have the same experience, make the same choices, and cause more harm, the absence of guilt means there will be no effects on the body from guilt. MEntity: The Physical Plane is always a gamble in terms of health. It will always be important to care for the body in ways that are appropriate, but this may not always protect one from the effects of genetics or environment. One way of understanding this is to consider caring for your home. It would make no sense for you to trash your home and set fires within it or neglect it JUST because there may one day be a hurricane. You cannot control the hurricane, but you can control how well you care for your home, even if it ends up in the path of a hurricane. MEntity: In terms of illnesses reflecting processes, there is always some sort of insight that be gained, but it is not always so wildly philosophical. MEntity: For example, if three people were to walk out into traffic and be hit by a car, one may have done so because he has a pattern of neglect that was reflected in his recklessness, while another person may have a death wish, and still the other person simply forgot to look up this one time. MEntity: Our point being that there is broad symbolism associated with illnesses, but we caution against such exact correlations. As for cancer: even good people eat poorly. Even good people live in toxic environments. Even good people carry stress. It is never useful to associate illnesses with punishment or deserving. MEntity: And it would be helpful to consider that some illnesses that manifest are not always physical. MEntity: There are some very healthy active individuals who are are barely held together on emotional or intellectual levels. MEntity: Though there are broad correlations and symbolism between illnesses and cumulative causation, it is far too nuanced to count on an equation of "IF X THEN Y."
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2016-01-03 Ask Michael] Tex: It seems to me that when the body dies, the personality is in for a rather rude awakening, as all of its beliefs and self-concepts are no longer supported by the physical existence of a body. If the personality thought of the earth life as "real," not just an experience, then its reality had to die too. This extreme loss of emotional investment would have an extreme consequence. If this supposition is correct, how is loss this dealt with after death? Is a lot of our between-life study motivated by overcoming a sense of loss? MEntity: What you speak of here is the process of the 6th and 7th Internal Monads. It is true that death can be a "rude awakening," particularly when a Personality has not embraced its mortality. Most Personalities for fragments with Soul Ages below 3rd Level Mature have a very difficult time with death. This is why it is considered by so many as something to ignore, avoid, prevent, or fear. The "higher" the Level of the Soul Age, the more likely death is embraced, at least within the contexts natural to the particular Soul Age. It is not true that the "reality" dies with the life, however. Every lifetime has the option of either repeating in a kind of "ground hog day" recycling that plays out variations on the path of that life, or the life can continue beyond death in a replicated state in the Astral. Both of these are most likely in the early Levels of a Soul Age and then "wrap up" before moving into the next Soul Age. Tex: and these processes are taking place only by the personality, not the Essence? MEntity: Both There are rude awakenings, but once the initial shock wears off and Essence is remembered, the experience is quite elating and blissful. Especially when loved ones, both alive and dead, are on hand for greeting. Reading more on the 6th and 7th Internal Monads can help understand how best to move toward one's exit from the life.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2008] [Question] Hi, Michael! Completing each Internal Monad in the positive pole is how we navigate thru each Level with-in the Soul Age; incompletion leaves the fragment in the negative pole of whichever “stage” of that IM. It seems to me that where a fragment is in relation to their IM’s would have a lot of impact on the Personality – as much as, say, the Goal & Attitude. There would have to be a strong Agreement, External Monad, or Karma to bring a person in negative completion of their 3rd IM (for example) in close relation to someone positively completing their IMs, no? Comments, please? [Michael_Entity] We would not agree. A relationship with different results from the personal rites of passage in life is simply a spectrum of life. Two people may choose to endure the difference, build on the difference, complement each other, help each other, etc. but this would be a matter of choice, not necessarily a matter of binding through Karma or Monads, though it would be accurate to say that an Agreement in some form would be in place. The Negative Completion of an Internal Monad (rite of passage) is usually the extended impact from the False Personality, rather than the other way around. We wish to clarify that “negative completion” is a bit of a misnomer as every Internal Monad “enters” through the negative pole and eventually completes from the positive pole. It simply happens to be that it may take more than one lifetime for a fragment to move to a point in the positive pole. In other words, if one is in the negative pole, it is not truly “completed.” If enduring relationships were subject to the position two people are within their personal rites of passage, there would be very little learning.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2005-12-04] [Llawryf] Is my current “flare” responding to the Boswellia (a gum resin) I am taking? It seems to be, but appearances can be misleading. If there are 7 stages of healing, where am I at? [M Entity There are actually 12 stages, or facets, or Healing, and you would appear to be 8th Stage as described by a state of Discipline. This stage is one wherein the education, insight, information, instructions, direction, etc. that have been found in relation to that which seeks to be healed is sifted through, tested, practiced, and thoroughly examined as to how all of it will help, hinder, or heal. Discipline is merely the practice of making conscious choices; therefore, your response to the “flare” is providing you with feedback as to your experience of your treatment. This information/feedback is heightening your sense of consciousness around the choices relative to this healing. Your “flares” will probably resist treatments until the root of the issue is uncovered, however well the Boswellia appears to affect them. We would suggest that the message in these flares, and your efforts to treat them, is a direct reflection of your own Personality’s efforts to constantly manage and “put out fires” in life, which then seem to only make more emerge. As you are in the Discipline stage/facet of healing, we would suggest being highly aware of how you respond to “little fires” in the life; how you make choices as a means to reduce the amount of drama; how you navigate your plans as a means to control; and how all of this, ironically, escalates the very thing you wish to reduce. Your next stage of Healing will come in the form of Anchoring, wherein you will sit with the information you have gained during Discipline, embracing it, finding comfort, security, acceptance, grounding in the truths you have uncovered. As this question was of a highly personal nature, we will conclude our response here. We believe what has been shared may also be of help to others beyond the question. [NOTE FROM TROY: I have not read or heard of the 12 Stages/Facets of Healing, so I am excited to get more information about this, if anyone has any! Otherwise, I will be channeling an article about it ASAP]
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    (this article needs some updating, but is an okay start) BODY TYPES Part One: Foundation “Body Types” are descriptions of the various aspects of the Physical Body as the body extends from astronomical and astrological influences used in its creation and sustenance. There are 7 basic Body Types: Lunar/Saturnine Mercurial/Jovial Martial/Venusian Solar The Body Types, as paired above, are also paired across the 4 Axes just like the rest of the Overleaves System. Each Role resonates well with their corresponding Body Type, in general: Server 1 – Priest 6 Artisan 2 – Sage 5 Warrior 3 – King 7 Scholar 4 There are 5 additional Body Types used for very specific lifetimes, which we will cover later. Our Body Types are the closest to our Essence’s “idea” of who we are in a lifetime than even our Personality and Overleaves. Bodies are the Karma for the Essence. Karma exists on several levels and most Karma is the result of being Physical and having a Personality, but the Essence has it’s own larger spectrum of Karma and Self-karma. This is played out through the body that the Essence is profoundly linked to for a lifetime, as well as the Chief Feature. Karma is defined by Michael as “intensity” or “imbalance”, which is what promotes the continuation of a Universe and growth. Karma is mostly created through the interference of choice, either in the Self or in Others. When Karma is created with Self, this becomes the larger Karmic journey of Essence. That is why Chief Feature and the Body are so fused and two of the greatest “strengths” behind False Personality. Interfering with our own choices may sound odd, but it’s easy to see that when we make choices against what we truly want to do, we are setting up this wonderful game of imbalance and intensity (Karma). One of the first things an Essence learns to do, even before learning how to choose Overleaves appropriately, is to create Bodies. Each Body Type is “electrically” charged in a particular way in categories of “Positive – Negative” and “Passive – Active”. As you may have guessed, other Overleaves will either be in harmony with, or abrade with, the Body Type. Positive and Negative are almost literal in regard to Body Types: Positive Body Types come with inherent emphasis on a more optimistic, broader emphasis on life, focusing on expanding and building, growing, and embracing. Negative Body Types come with inherent emphasis on restlessness, dissatisfaction, narrow-focused and generally seeing the flaws and failures of life. Active and Passive are also literal in regard to Body Types: Active Bodies are in some way preoccupied with DOING and dealing with the external world, while Passive Bodies are preoccupied with BEING and exploring the internal world. The combination of Active, Passive, Positive, and Negative, are all in varying degrees throughout the Body Types. The most Passive-Negative Body Type being the Lunar, while the most Active-Positive Body Type is Saturnine. Solar, which is outside of the progression, is considered both Active and Positive. Lunar – Passive/Negative Saturnine – Active/Positive Mercurial – Active/Negative Jovial – Passive/Positive Martial – Active/Negative Venusian – Passive/Positive Solar – Active/Positive CREATING THE BODY There are three considerations the Essence makes when creating a Body: 1. The primary physical appearance of the body (APPEARANCE) 2. The primary psychological stance of the body (NATURE) 3. The primary glandular resource of the body (HEALTH) Most bodies are comprised of two to three planetary influences, though there can be more or less. It is not uncommon to have the same planetary influences for two of the aspects. Keep in mind that all three aspects are intertwined and overlap. When you receive your Body Type, you will have a Primary Body Type. That would be the influence with the highest percentage of the two or three. Depending on your Karma, Agreements, life plans, etc. you will have your Primary Body Type rooted in one of the three aspects. For instance, you might have a 65% Venusian Primary Body Type, but it is not obvious in Appearance, but definite in your Nature, or your Health. A great deal of information about the Body Type of an individual can be found in the Astrological Chart of the CONCEPTION of the body, in the Mid Heaven. IMPORTANT NOTES: I will apologize in advance for not having completed my dialogue with Michael about the HEALTH aspect. Much of the information I have in this treatment of Body Types is based on accumulated information, but not necessarily from Michael. I’d also like to bring to your attention that I do not have the Body Types correlating to the Roles in the same way that most have them. If you care to bring to the discussion your arguments for or against this, that would be wonderful! I am very open, but I find the common correlation to be less relative to the Roles. THE 3 ASPECTS APPEARANCE The primary physical appearance is just that, how you take up space and appear in the physical world. Physical Body Type can be seen in one or more combinations of the SHAPE, SKIN, HAIR, and/or EYES. Here are some very simplistic physical keys for each planetary influence: LUNAR shape: rounded and fleshy skin: spongy, soft, very pale eyes: luminous, clear, light blue or gray hair: thin, light, straggly SATURNINE shape: tall and lean skin: rough, dry, maybe yellowed eyes: deep and dark hair: thick, dark, straight MERCURIAL shape: small, compact, trim skin: smooth, transparent, olive eyes: dark, restless, sharp hair: thick, black (or very dark), full JOVIAL shape: large, solid, fleshy skin: smooth, “healthy” pink eyes: expressive, clear, betraying hair: abundant, fine, brown to chestnut MARTIAL shape: strong, muscular, erect skin: thick, freckled, red eyes: large, bold, bright, maybe bloodshot hair: stiff, red, sometimes curly VENUSIAN: shape: voluptuous, shapely, curvy skin: dark, fine, velvety eyes: almond-shape, sympathetic, tender, dark hair: full, wavy, brown SOLAR shape: light, lean, fit, androgynous skin: clear, fine, pure eyes: sparkly, bright, large hair: thick, wavy, dark, silky NATURE The primary psychological stance of the body could be called your “body conscience”. Think of the psychological stance as the basic, defaulted collective consciousness of the cells that contribute to your processing of life. Here are some very simple descriptions of the psychological stances: Lunar: internally emotional; aloof, pessimistic, secretive, wary, good for lifetimes dealing with one on one Inspirational contact (relates to Server/1) Saturnine: perfectionist, domineering, manipulative, judicial; good for lifetimes dealing with Inspirational issues for groups (relates to Priest/6) Mercurial: lively, deceitful, insecure, opinionated, artistic, expressive; good for lifetimes dealing with expression one on one (relates to Artisan/2) Jovial: Center-of-attention, jolly, entertaining, expressive, secretly-shy, indulgent; good for lifetimes dealing with being in a central position of expression for others (relates to Sage/5) Martial: fiery, high-energy, angry, irrational, dedicated, impulsive; good for lifetimes dealing with actions affecting people one on one (relates to Warrior/3) Venusian: sensual, warm, charismatic, no self-esteem, inviting; good for lifetimes dealing with being open, approachable, and accessible to larger groups (relates to King/7) Solar: bright, spirited, airy, electric, childish, naïve; good for lifetimes needing to be in the center of everything. (relates to Scholar/4) HEALTH The primary glandular resource could be called its primary source of regulation of experiences, or the basic health of the body. It is also the primary potential for what will be used as a catalyst for “natural” death. Here are correlations of glands to Body Type: LUNAR: Pancreas (Islands of Langerhans); deals with the process of fuel and energy consumption/production in the body; if imbalanced, sugar-related problems SATURNINE: anterior pituitary; a primary, regulating stimulant for many of the other glands; if imbalanced, over- or undergrowth of body, and/or sexual dysfunction MERCURIAL: thyroid; deals with the center of communicating what regulates our bodies creating itself; if imbalanced, over-anxiousness, or lethargy JOVIAL: posterior pituitary; maintains the entire body’s homeostasis; if imbalanced, loss of fluid maintenance and basic body functions MARTIAL: adrenals; a primary support for the system that enables strengthening and endurance, and amplification of body energy (emotion); if imbalanced, distorted pigmentation of skin, dwindling of body (Addison’s disease), or muscle-shakes, bruising (Cushing’s disease), distortion of genitalia VENUSIAN: parathyroid; deals with the regulation and processing of Calcium in the body which supplies the information needed for muscle movement and bone strength; if imbalanced, spasms, extreme nervousness, softening and deforming of bones. SOLAR: thymus; produces and maintains immunity; if imbalanced, open to all disease FINAL NOTE: In addition to the 7 basic Body Types, there are three known "eccentric" Body Types that an Essence can use for some of the more extraordinary lives. They are Plutonian, Neptunian, and Uranian. They are rare and specific. Plutonian is for lifetimes of great impact on a massive scale and is usually marked by unearthly features, with the hair or head being exceptionally striking. Neptunian is used for lifetimes of rare, exceptional psychic abilities, and is marked by the eyes in some striking way (even blindness). Uranian is for lifetimes of extreme eccentricity and can be seen in deformities, oddities of the body, and "freaks". Beyond these ten, there are two more obscure, but relevant planetary effects. More on these later…
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2002-02-28] [Val] Healing: I believe we all have the power to heal ourselves & others, physical and spiritual (Buddha, Jesus etc) many say they heal in the name of religious figures can you comment on this, and on what would you recommend to us in order to succeed in healing ourselves and others [M_Entity] “Religious Figures” give “permission” to a Fragment to use energy that is easily available already. That method helps a fragment “call on” the healing energy of the Higher Moving energy (Buddha) or Higher Emotional (Christ), both linked to the theme of the Logos taught through the Manifestations of the Infinite Soul in your example. Because most Fragments believe deeply that they are less-than, it makes sense to call upon a “higher power” for use of energy in healing. In truth, that energy, however accessed, will always be from the source of your own Essence. The greatest method of healing, in terms of channeling a specific energy, has been for Older Souls to think in terms of RESONATION, not “sending” energy to another. Creating a sustained resonance of healing gives the fragment focused upon an opportunity to align their own energy with that resonance. Those who are sensitive enough can sense in another where the energy is blocked or inhibited, can then generate a resonance for the ill one, and allow that Fragment to use it as needed. We remind you that not all illnesses and disease are necessarily interested in being “healed” by the common standards. There are beautiful experiences for a soul in many sicknesses and diseases. Knowing this, a form of healing can sometimes NOT be about alleviating the illness, but discussing and comprehending the impact of that illness.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2009-12-13] [Question] am wondering about alkaline water. I’ve been reading about adding alkaline drops to water or getting a water ionizer. Is this just hype? Or is it a helpful, healthful concept? Water Ionizers, btw, are very expensive. Do alkanization drops do similar things–if any? P.S. I know our channel isn’t thrilled with health questions. But I trust his ability to step aside. [Michael Entity] As far as we can see, most water is already alkanized to a degree that would have benefit, if benefit is valid. We do not see that this is the case, but may often be just the opposite if the alkanizing is high. There are several populations already ingesting high levels of alkaline water on long-term bases, and we see this as having little effect in terms of improved health. We think that this would be a matter of individual diagnosis in terms of an individual’s “ph” levels, and that in those cases there are balancing remedies that might include alkaline drops, or antacid remedies. We do know that “ph” balance in the blood is important, and that this is a function of the kidneys in a way that can be measured. In that regard, it would be fairly easy to have a diagnosis, if it is of concern. The consumption of various greens and vegetables as a large part of the diet can help to minimize the acidity of blood that can come with age. It is not that alkanizing of water (or diet) is not important, but that it is important only for specific individuals in the same way that any remedy would be.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2001] [ClaireN] Would Michael please comment on the nature and origin of depression and any suggestions to overcome it? [Michael_Enitity] The nature of depression is in the insistence to resist the life force of that life, a resignation and emotional suicide. Its origins, of course, are in the Chief Feature of the individual. Depression is one of a few, but serious, experiences wherein the life is learning much about ASKING for help. There is no other solution for depression except in the asking for, acceptance of, and openness to help. Depression is usually the result of severe neglect from sources expected to be foundations for that fragment. In nearly all cases we have seen, there is a consistent belief that the fragment is utterly alone, which is linked directly to the removal of or lack of a profound source within that life. Depression is Grief without Truth. Grief is the healing of Truths realized, but depression is the lack of realizing those truths. Although herbal and synthetic substances can balance the chemical makeup of the brain to allow other thought processes, they are only temporary tools. The fragment must learn to reevaluate where in the life a true source can be counted on, namely the self, which can then be extended from there. This reevaluation requires outside support, though, and it is not a weakness to allow strong compassion and empathy to come into the life when depressed. We will clarify “source” here as meaning anything that fragment has labeled consciously or unconsciously as being an archetypal, literal, or symbolic Mother or Father. Though this topic can be delved into far more, this is a relevant and appropriate response for now.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2008-09-14] [Question] How does serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, manefest in relationship to Roles and Overleaves? Are they caused by the Overleaves or are the Overleaves masked by the illness, until the illness is successfully treated? [Michael Entity] No “mental illness” is caused by the Overleaves themselves, but understanding the Overleaves can help one to manage “mental illnesses.” Most breakdowns in Personality however, when not due to any physical damage or developmental distortions, are usually Centering issues. [Comment] I am going on the research that says these are physical illness. [Michael Entity] Schizophrenia, for example, is the inability for the emotional elements of a Personality to communicate with one another, tending to be an Emotionally-Centered, Moving Part issue. Bi-Polar diagnoses are often the issues of Intellectual Centering, Moving Part. “Mental illnesses” that are diagnosed as being sourced from chemical imbalances are still connected to the Centering issues, and it can be a valid form of healing to use drug intervention on that chemical level to bring about a functioning that can then be sustained by the body in the long run. When physical damage or developmental issues of the body are a cause for a “mental illness,” then this is usually a direct result of choice or allowance by Essence and is part of a greater theme of experience. In that case, the Goal is usually involved as the primary consideration, but is not the only consideration, of course. In all cases of legitimate mental illness, it is the result of breakdown in communication among the various facets of the Personality, requiring a third-party bridging for effective communication to be returned. There are a number of ways a fragment can focus a lifetime on issues that require comprehension of interconnectedness, dependency, and the importance for allowing help, so mental illness is one of those ways. Again, this is a question that can be more effectively answered in relation to specific individuals, but we believe our response here will offer some relevance in general.
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    [Originally posted to the eTLE library, poster unknown] December 14, 2004 I was having a private email dialogue with a student and in the process found it appropriate to send this excerpt from Michael. The discussion was based on the interesting reactions people have to the evolution of the teachings versus the dogmatic protection of the “original” information in the Yarbro books. For example, Magnetic Old Kings were barely mentioned in the original books, but there was no mention of Magnetic Old Servers, Warriors, Artisans, etc. Some people believe that because extended information was not explored, then anything beyond that original printed word must have no validity at all. Over the years a lot of information and understanding have evolved beyond the “original” printed word through the collaborations and contributions of channels and students, and with an amazing cohesiveness despite the lack of that same cohesiveness in community. Anyway, it inspired me to look for this comment from Michael and I invite your feedback! MICHAEL: Our Teaching is ‘alive’ and thus, continues to be capable of evolution. We will always seek various channels to convey our words as this encourages evolution and removes a constrictive, ultimate authority; however, there will always be those who wish to tame and domesticate our teaching into something manageable, absolute, and even reliant on a falsely-ultimate authority. That is the nature of any fragment with issues involving want, security or control. We remind you that our teaching CANNOT be misrepresented. This is because our teaching, even when presented in its purest form, will always be filtered through interpretations of the receiver. It follows that even the most distorted version of our teaching can also have its basic truths extracted through the interpretations of the receiver. We rely on our students to discern appropriately. And finally, it is either our teaching or it is not. One can always gauge one’s accuracy of interpretation of our teachings by one’s own level of defensiveness. If one feels compelled to defend or withhold an aspect of the teaching from coming under question or change, one is most likely distorting several aspects of the information. We realize we have channels who are stronger in certain areas than other channels, but all of our valid channels are able to hold a discussion about any basic foundation of our teaching. When one aspect of the teaching becomes assigned to one channel as being the only source or authority of that aspect, we would suggest a greater level of questioning of that source. We do not choose channels who can become exclusive to specific areas; we choose channels who have particular strengths. We never seek a channel to which our students must succumb to reliance of that one channel for any one aspect of information. If one channel claims to have received ‘new’ information, or a different aspect of a basic foundation, within one year most of our valid channels would be able to utilize that information easily. If after one year no other channel is utilizing that information, or if no other channel is capable of utilizing that information easily, we would suggest that it is the teaching of the channel, not ours.
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    [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.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2002] [clairen] At what point in Gandhiji’s life did the Transcendental Soul manifest? [M_Entity] A Transcendental Soul is born. It does not manifest in the same way that the Infinite Soul does. This is because the fragment that is “in” the body is already a fragment from the Entity being represented. There will, of course, be a regaining of consciousness, but it will not be as lengthy and troubled as a single fragment's. This is why a Transcendental Soul tends to be so effective and magnetic quite early in the life. While the individual is technically a Transcendental Soul, he still exists with a Personality that will have its challenges based on imprinting or ideals. In his case, he had an emphasis on alleviating the effects of Greed, which would mean he had his own personal fears related to this Chief Feature. His Idealism, at times, would lead him into naivety as he would assume that sexual exchanges somehow “stole” from the energy of another, or himself. We remind you that while Transcendental Souls have a “higher” perspective of everything, they are immediately as susceptible to the confusions of being human as they are of the wisdom from the Entity. [clairen] Why did he feel so guilty about sex with his wife? [M_Entity] It will help to understand that sex was the most immediate indulgence available for the Transcendental Soul to use as a tool and example of restraint against Greed. Since this is a common indulgence, it was more symbolic than literal in his experiences.
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    The 7 Stages of the 7th Internal Monad (Dying) Channeled by Troy Tolley, July 4th, 2011 POF Session [Geraldine] After yesterday's session on the 3rd Internal Monad, I've decided to ask for a similar listing for each of the other IMs, but not necessarily in order. We have the least information on how the 7th IM processes. Taking into consideration that it's done fully on the Astral, plus includes belief systems allowing for full play of imagination, healing from difficult lives, and a full Review, it may have the same 7 Stages, but how they process would be quite variable and different. So, I'd like a full listing and description on how the 7th Internal Monad is processed and whether negative/positive poles have any validity on the Astral. [MEntity] As explained previously, each Internal Monad will have the same Stages of INITIATION, INTROSPECTION, REALIZATION, MANIFESTATION, CONTENTMENT, MAGNETIZATION, and EMANATION. These terms can be altered to reflect the contexts of each Internal Monad, of course, but the point would be similar. To help understand the relativity of each Stage for each Internal Monad, describing the Poles as more contextual is helpful. In the case of the 7th Internal Monad, the Stages can be described as follows: INITIATION comes with a Positive Pole of Transition, Negative Pole of Attachment; INTROSPECTION comes with a Positive Pole of Grief and a Negative Pole of Denial; REALIZATION comes with a Positive Pole of Detachment and a Negative Pole of Return; MANIFESTATION comes with a Positive Pole of Review, and a Negative Pole of Devastation; CONTENTMENT comes with a Positive Pole of Reunion, and Negative Pole of Haunting; MAGNETIZATION comes with the Positive Pole of Integration, and a Negative Pole of Fragmentation; EMANATION comes with the Positive Pole of Transcendence, and a Negative Pole of Dependence. These Stages can be done in the process of dying, or post-death of the Body. The Personality matrix, or Etheric Body, does not "die" with the Physical Body that stabilized it as a structure for the lifetime through genetics, and so the work of the Internal Monad can be done while "in" or "out" of the Body. In other words, "you" do not die with the body. The Poles describe the Stages of progress that allow for Essence to evolve, and this evolution is dependent upon Transcending the paradigm that is a Soul Age Level. The Positive Poles describe the process of accepting that one has ended a lifetime, embraces that truth, collects its matrix of energy from the Physical Plane, reviews the lifetime, updates records and checks in with other entity and cadre members, adds the Personality to the collective of Essence, and through that integration comes a cascading effect of integration for all other fragments left over that Soul Age Level, leading to the transcendence. The Negative Poles describe the denial, attachment, and rejection of the process of death, and remains attached to the Physical Plane, either through family members, objects, time patterns, or even the body, itself. The Essence cannot transcend, or move to the next Soul Age Level while any Personality is still attached to any time frame, space frame, or bodies. We can elaborate upon this more at another time, but this mapping may be helpful for now.
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    September, 2008 The 9 Pillars aka “trues” Many of you have heard “True Work (Life Task);” “True Play;” True Rest;” and “True Study.” These are known as the 4 “Pillars of Vitality.” They create a quadrant. These were the most immediately applicable for most of our students once there is comprehension of the Overleaves. In fact, none of the “trues” are very practical if the Overleaves are not validated, accurate, and understood. True Work, or the Life Task, is the core of each Quadrant. This is because the Life Task is anchored to the Goal for the life in the Overleaves and its fulfillment pulls from all layers and dimensions of the Personality, Essence, and Life. The initial triad of Play, Rest, and Study is the first ring of support for the Life Task or Goal of the life, creating the most immediate quadrant. True Work and Life Task can be used interchangeably, though some of our channels and students prefer differentiating the two. True Work is a listing of suggestions for how to fulfill the Life Task through action, but these suggestions often work against the idea of the Life Task because the list is taken literally and is often given as various occupations. All suggestions for any “True” are meant as just that, suggestions, and not as a limited list of assignments. All “Trues” are relative to the current Personality and its relationship with Essence, Others, and Life. “Trues” are not static, even within a lifetime. “Trues” are assessed as a collection of factors that include the history of Essence in other Bodies (past lives), the original intent of the Essence for the lifetime, and the current intent of the Personality. Considering all of these factors helps to generate a self-sustaining matrix through which both Essence and Personality can function and manifest within the Physical Plane. The first quadrant of “Trues” is the Personal Quadrant, or Pillars of Vitality, and they are True Work, True Play, and True Rest, of course (adding the Life Task creates the quadrant). If these are addressed, the Personality co-creates with Essence and feels alive, dynamic, and directed. The awareness and benefit is of the immediate well-being of self. While this quadrant is of use at any point in the process of lifetimes, this quadrant is usually of primary implementation and development during from Mid-Young Soul cycle through Mid-Mature Soul cycle. The second quadrant of Trues is the Community Quadrant, or Pillars of Harmony. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that includes consideration of consequences, impact, and exchanged effects on the self as it exists within a body, environment, and community. These Trues are known as True Home, True Health, and True Spirit. While this quadrant is of benefit to know at any point during the incarnational cycles, it is most often implemented and developed from Mid-Mature to Mid-Old Soul. True Home is any variable or element within the immediate environment outside of the Body that tends to create an exchange of harmony. True Home can be described as geographical locations or “zones,” or in terms of elements such as general weather, temperature, types of nature, colors, etc. For the most part, True Home may tend to be a combination of two Zones. There are 7 Zones: “Ocean,” “Desert,” “Wilderness,” “Jungle,” “Plains,” “Urban,” and “Mountain.” One does not have to relocate in order to implement the benefit of True Home. If one’s True Home is in the “Desert Zone,” for example, even if one is geographically located in an “Urban Zone,” decorative elements can be used in the immediate environment to draw in the energy of the Desert Zone. In fact, the type of nature, colors, weather, and temperatures that can help to describe True Home could be said to all be extensions from one of the 7 Zones. Creating one’s True Home can help one to feel in harmony with his immediate environment in a way that brings more of Essence and Personality into the community. True Health is a description using percentages of emphasis that one might consider for optimum physical health in terms of interaction with the environment. These percentages are suggested as divided among 7 categories that describe a physical body’s “diet.” These 7 categories are described by as Exercising, Feeding, Socializing, Sleeping, Schooling, Entertaining, Meditating. One’s True Health may have more of an emphasis of percentage on Feeding, Sleeping, and Socializing as a means to support health, over someone else who might have higher percentages in Schooling, Entertaining, and Meditating. ALL categories are addressed in the daily life of a Personality, but being aware of what most immediately and effectively supports the overall health, one can sustain well-being and balance within the exchanges between the body and community. We can suggest percentages across all 7, but a more practical approach might be to simply be aware that ones True Health could be described as a combination of 2 or 3 categories of emphasis. True Spirit is one’s medium within an environment for encouraging expression of Essence more fully. There are 7 media: Independently-Mobile Beings (e.g. animals), Dependently-Immobile Beings (e.g. plants), Ritual, Labor, Arts, Technology, and Communication. One’s True Spirit is usually a combination of 2 or 3 media. There are 7 “zones,” “diets,” and “media” in the above because they are on the level of interaction with environment and community, and this lends itself to a sort of structuring that is unique to this quadrant. The last quadrant could be described as the Planetary Quadrant, or the Pillars of Transformation. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that contributes to the evolution of the self, the planet, and sentience. These are True Love, True Core, and True Gift. While these can be important at any point during a cycle of lives, it is during the Old Soul Age that these begin to feel vital to comprehend. True Love is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together to generate Agape from Personality and Essence into the world. True Core is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for embedding one’s Truth into the world. True Gift is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for amplifying one’s Courage into the world. When any of our students ask us about these 9 Trues, or 3 Quadrants/Pillar groups, our responses are always our interpretation and suggestion, but we encourage our students to validate and discover their own interpretations and suggestions. Each Quadrant or group of Pillars would do well to have more elaborate attention.
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    Do you have any advice on how I can handle my high female energy+ high frequency? As for how to "handle" your high Female and Frequency, you would want to embrace some fun alternatives to help those energies to bring more fulfilling form. For example, it can help for you to get dirty, which can easily be done through the potting of plants, or just playing in pots of dirt. This may sound messy and a bit absurd, but that is the point. Accessing dirt/earth for high frequencies and high female energies helps to both "burn off" excess static, and also to bring the body back to itself. Another way is to use clay as a body treatment and allow it to dry and crack before bathing it off. Another way is to have outbursts. Outbursts of silly expression, dance, pointless noise, song, goofy play. Anything that helps the energy to move. The only reason high female or high frequency might be a problem is when the energy does not move. It builds like static electricity in the body and then grounds itself through shock, if you will.
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    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.
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