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  1. 18 points
    Originally posted by Nicholas on September 28, 2011, and edited by Troy on November 23, 2015 Note: Original post in Yahoo list on June 20, 2001. Original note from Nicholas: Channeling from TLE Yahoo Group Archives on MODES & RELATIONSHIPS!!! Hello, all. Some of you who have been studying w/ the Michaels (through Troy) for a while may be familiar with this piece...but it is the first time I have come across it! I found it in the old TLE Yahoo Group archives. Some great info about how our modes work in interaction with others. Enjoy! MICHAEL: One of the areas that seems to be of most interest to those of you on the Physical Plane, regardless of your Soul Age, is your attractiveness, your matedness, and your levels of Intimacy shared, especially with your own species. It is one thing to drop all barriers with your Dog, or other companion animal, and quite another to engage in this exchange of Intimacy with another Human. Part of the reason for this nagging pull is simply because on one level you realize you “should” be able to interact and engage with others of your species without obstacles. This naive vision is not the case in “real life”. The obstacles to Intimacy is better understood when you stop to realize that you have evolved through a Young Soul phase on your planet for quite some time. Routines have been put in place where isolation was necessary and engaged in willingly so as to promote less compassion, less interaction intimately. With this lack of Intimacy, strides could be made without concern for the harm done to other fragments. Whether an Old Soul or not, you will still have imprinting from this influence, particularly in the U.S., even if it’s just an undertone in your environment. It is frightening to Personality to “reach out” since Other may be “out to get you” or Other may or may not be “worth it”. For Old Souls, “reaching out” sometimes surfaces unconscious or conscious memories registered from other Soul Age Cycles. These experiences may have been devastating, in that your own actions or those of another created or attracted harm on some level. Since you are primarily an aggressive species, physical pain (which, we remind you, is primarily the condensation of emotional pain) is easier to access; therefore Fragments lean toward negative experiences as references for future interaction because pain is valued as a much more tangible memory. This is yet another example of your own species' "hardwiring" that Essence must work to "rise above" as Sentience. Your Essence strives to accomplish Intimacy while on the physical plane in physical bodies. Many of you may reason and dismiss this as trivial when compared to larger tasks or daily routines, but Intimacy is a profound experience and one that could be deemed an ultimate goal for the Essence throughout its Grand Cycle. Having Essence Recognition within or between you and another is Ecstasy to the soul and the only form of true evolution. It is a penetrating experience regardless of brevity or lengthiness. Essence strives for this in any way possible whether through sexual contact, short-term interaction, long-term mate agreements, serial monogamy, promiscuity, chatting to a stranger in line at the grocer’s, etc. Most frenetic movement between partners and relationships whether sexual or not, is a result of resistance to intimacy and the obvious need for Essence’s “fix”. In truth, the biological vehicle, you as Personality, would literally die without contact of some sort that Essence could register as valid and intimate. A brush with someone at the airport making you smile can sustain you for weeks or months. Those moments are “fed” to Essence and by default you are automatiåcally aligned within. That example is one form of Essence Recognition. We mention this since a lot you find Intimacy to be a secondary or trivial pursuit in the shadow of your tasks and daily routines. This couldn’t be further from what your Essence strives and your own compulsion to seek it reveals this importance. What we are going to speak about today is in regards to what you find attractive about a person in general, what is first found attractive about you and how this attraction plays out or is sustained. This is from the most superficial to the most profound. We will define Attraction here as what draws Personality to Personality in pursuit of Essence Contact, or Intimacy. We will also elaborate here and say that when Attraction occurs in its many forms it is always about what is “missing” and being sought by Personality. This is a clever and efficient method for Essence to move Personality toward contact. Though it is true each of you contain or have access to all “answers”, or that each of you are really “one” with all, this does not negate the event of Intimacy and the longing for contact. Inherent in the Personality is “pieces missing”, “longings” or “questions”, however you choose to interpret your map towards Intimacy; they all lead to opportunities for contact. From the stance of the Tao, as we perceive this game, your resisting or neglecting Intimacy is likened to writing a book and not reading it; the Tao relies heavily on our yearning for contact as it experiences itself through us. All of this is not to put pressure on an individual to “find someone” or to present a picture of any importance; this is simply from our perception and the perceptions we have experienced in sharing with many Essences. You may choose any partner, multiple partners, your friends, your children, your companion animals, your backyard, your home, your selves, your souls, anything as opportunities for Intimacy. What we wish to convey here is that it is part of the dynamic fabric of your Universe and disregarding it can be a source of many troubles while Human. To avoid, ignore, or reject Intimacy, even choosing apathy, are all valid and part of the process of exploring Intimacy. They just don’t “feel” as good to Personality or Essence. Intimacy is a large topic to indulge in, but for convenience and specificity, here we are only speaking primarily of attraction between Personalities. The MODE in the Overleaves System is the first thing you “see” in another and what you first present to another, in most cases. It is similar to the astrological Ascendant. First contact of any level of intimacy (speaking, touching, sex, dinner, small gatherings) is almost always in the context of this Overleaf. It is best to understand, if you choose, that ALL of your Overleaves are being used at all times. They are unable to be disconnected or isolated, but certain Overleaves ARE presented or highlighted for certain purposes as leverage to access or utilize other Overleaves more effectively. In the case of interaction and intimacy, you mostly enter through the Mode, and then move to other Overleaves as ways of revealing yourself depending on the context of the exchange, karma, history, etc. Regardless of what Overleaves your relationship explores, your first important contact will be through Modes. The moment you move into an intimate or public setting, as soon as you gauge an exchange, you highlight your Mode. Each Overleaf resonates to a Center, and each set of Overleaves (Attitudes, Body types, Roles, etc.) covers all seven centers. Rather than explain the system, we will simply share and allow the information to reveal itself. Now, even though each Overleaf resonates to a Center, or Chakra, it is a separate influence from the actual CENTERING. We can mix, add, combine and analyze all the various influences of the Overleaf System, but for now we are simply discussing the MODE. We will also note here, and will again at the end, that there is a definite pattern of “entrance” to each other. Based on your Mode, you may or may not seek a person’s Goal, Attitude, Soul Age, etc. We will return to this topic another day. This initial exchange lasts through a great portion of stages toward Intimacy, but is not a constant. Before going into detail, here are the MODES and the corresponding Chakra/Center, in order of Chakra sequence: 1) RESERVED – INSTINCTIVE 2) CAUTION – HIGHER MOVING 3) PERSEVERANCE – MOVING 4) OBSERVATION – EMOTIONAL 5) POWER – INTELLECTUAL 6) PASSION – HIGHER EMOTIONAL 7) AGGRESSION – HIGHER INTELLECTUAL For purposes of reference and review, here are the Modes as they appear in the Overleaf System along with their “partner” Mode (axis). RESERVED/PASSION CAUTION/POWER PERSEVERANCE/AGGRESSION OBSERVATION We will highlight first what is attractive TO a Mode, what is attractive ABOUT a Mode, and last, a brief comment on the dynamics of interaction between them. We’ll start with Reserve Mode and it resonates to the Instinctive Center. Those of you in Reserve Mode are drawn to the “roots” of another individual, your past lives shared, you are more willing and likely to rely on or refer to “past” associations for your identification of each other. You have almost direct, unconscious access to your SOUL, hence the choice for RESERVE. You are Restrained in your output of Essence as you reveal only what is “necessary” for another to “see”. Since you have this vast place to draw from, it makes sense that you would not want another to be overwhelmed, but instead to share what is relevant. In the Negative Pole, you feel overwhelmed, yourself, and Inhibit your output to a point of near-invisibility and can lead to an Automatic pilot type of interaction with others. In the Positive Pole you are not only Restrained, but also highly AWARE of Other. Reserve Mode is then most attracted to an individual’s history, from this lifetime or other’s. This Mode, in the context of our system, “enters” Other through their CENTERING. What others find most attractive about Reserve is their ability to bring focus out of the chaos in Self. What this means simply is that when you find Reserve Mode to be attractive, it is most likely out of a desire to draw a specific sub-personality, facet, or historic memory to the surface for exploration and/or healing. Caution Mode relates to the Higher Moving Center. It can be a most frightening experience to the Personality to feel itself “splayed” throughout all things; therefore you Deliberately express portions of yourself, or allow only “pieces” of another individual into your space. This is a result of having to monitor your potential for “loss” of self. When you so easily and “secretly” connect with your environment, having lost your sense of self, Phobia results. This is all quite different than what is occurring in Reserve Mode. Whereas Reserve Mode is about “Facets of Soul”, Caution is about “Facets of Self”. Caution, then, is most attracted to a person’s sense of motivation; the more complete that is, the more attractive you are. In the context of our system, this Mode “enters” Other through the GOAL. Caution Mode has the potential to be the most sexual in our sense of the word: "moving in unison with something other than self." Of course, all beings have the potential for sexual intimacy in light of that definition and with anything, but Caution has a built-in wiring that allows a sense of Integration of their identity with another. It is highly attractive to Caution to find safe elimination of boundaries. When Caution is in Phobia, and has lost contact with self, or the ability to at least monitor expression, Desire can result (negative pole of Higher Moving). This simply means they are more likely to attract or be attracted to the SAMENESS of an individual, the familiarity. Mostly this will be a matching of “emptiness” and lead nowhere, but CAN lead to some breakthroughs. What is most attractive about Caution, then, is “Safety”. By this we mean that an individual attracted to Caution would be seeking some form of comfort in expressing self AS IS, and Caution can provide that forum. This may not make sense at first since this Mode has to do with Goals, but Goals are NOT about ACTION necessarily, but more about a STATE. Thus, when self trusts life AS IS, fulfillment can occur. Perseverance Mode relates to the Moving Center and IS probably one of the most sexual in the traditional sense, utilizing the body and physical tactics for interaction. Perseverance is concerned with Physical reality and the ramifications of actions; therefore they find what is most attractive in another confidence, or self-esteem. Perseverance as a Mode means making actions “count”, so it is especially attractive if your actions match you. You may speak confidently or “talk big, or sexy”, but your body, how it is held, how you interact is more telling to this Mode even if unconsciously. So, again, Perseverance is attracted to you as your physical expression and mannerisms. This is not superficial by any means, simply a valid medium and level of contact. What can be difficult for some fragments IS the superficiality of being “caught up” in ONLY the level of Physical Reality. This leads to an Unchanging definition of “beauty” and creates judgments, then leading to Chief Feature. In this case, this Mode is most likely to be Frenetic in their sex life and not be “satisfied”, indulging in it feverishly or relinquishing from it altogether. In our system, this Mode “enters” Other through the primary Body type Overleaf. What is most attractive about Perseverance is the same. When you are attracted to Perseverance it may be because you are seeking reflections of your own strengths. When negatively attracted, the results are merely physical and can lead to self-judgments, losing the whole “point”. Observation Mode, the most popular and obvious in your culture, is Emotionally centered. The popularity of this Overleaf and the influence of it’s imprinting (particularly from the Negative Pole), regardless of your own Mode, tends to justify WATCHING “love” pass by or Surveying life rather than participating in it. This lends Sentimentality (or attachments) to your exchanges rather than the use of your own Mode or the positive pole of the Emotional Center, Perception. Those in Observation Mode can “see” Other most clearly and many times will be content just watching, reading about, hearing about, or vicariously experiencing you. This, in itself, is only a limited capability of Observation. It may seem that Observation Mode, a neutral overleaf, could not be Emotionally Centered, but this bias is due to the misunderstanding of Emotions. That misunderstanding also perpetuates the confusion of those in Observation. Emotions allow you to PERCEIVE another, bypassing logic and physicality. It is one of the clearest and unbiased tools you have while being physical. It is thought that EMOTIONS are inaccurate or untrustworthy or inconvenient, but it is REACTIONS that usually pass as emotions. We will digress for a moment here, but we assure you it is relevant. Reactions are bodily functions and fueled by Intellect. Reactions are based on INTELLECTUAL discrepancies in behavior or events, not emotions. Even tears, for example, are the biological reaction to TRUTH, an Intellectual byproduct. All tears relate back to something that has been realized as TRUE, even if it is physical pain. Tears are often related to Emotions, if not exclusively, but it is an Intellectually centered event. Emotions, as they relate to Observation Mode, are about Resonance. Therefore, what is most attractive to Observation is their level of Resonance with you. In our system, this Mode “enters” Other through Other’s Mode. What is most attractive about Observation is the opportunity to be SEEN. When you seek a person in Observation, it is in light of choosing to be “validated”. When Negatively sought, it is merely to “get” this person to see how you WISH to be, not how you ARE. Power Mode presents themselves through Intellect and communication. When Power Mode seeks, it is attracted to your personally validated beliefs, your philosophies, and your viewpoints. When Power is insecure in their beliefs, they seek to build a false system of thought through Reasoning and Oppressing your own beliefs. They can then be attracted to those who have “false” beliefs, high insecurities, or undefined perceptions of life. When secure and comprehensive in their beliefs and communication, Power brings Authority and Insight to exchanges. Power Mode, in our system, “enters” Other through Attitude. What is most attractive about Power is the sense of consolidation of truths or ideas. When seeking a person in Power Mode, it is in lieu of recognition of your “place” in your mental environment and the want for confirmation, regardless of Soul Age. Whatever your Soul Age, if you are attracted to a Baby Soul in Power, it would be for Insight or Authority in understanding your “place” in the social structure. A Mature Soul in Power will provide in the context of “what emotions are for”, of course, and Old Souls in Power might provide exchange about you and the “scheme of things”. Passion Mode resonates with the Higher Emotional Center and has the greatest leaning towards just wanting to “love” everybody. Passion recognizes the inherent lessons found in knowing or exchanging with another and finds not only more love for self, but Self-actualization through Other as well. They are most attracted to the psychic life of another and tend to draw in the most bizarre and unusual people for intimacy. Those who would normally NOT experience intimacy with another Mode will find almost unconditional trial runs with this Mode. Passion Mode has the most intensity around intimacy issues since there is a “no holds barred” mentality. This can be discomforting or elating to the Personality. What is most attractive, then, to Passion is the lack of Time/Space as a reference in your exchanges. In our system, Passion “enters” Other through Soul Age, since this puts you in touch with a field of energy outside of Time/Space. Passion Mode can tend to become tied to the experiences of interaction more than other Modes leading to Identification or loss of all boundaries. You are no longer just a person to Passion Mode, but a REPRESENTATIVE of the person in Passion. YOUR actions, acceptance, rejections, etc, can be used as a reference for the Passion person’s own sense of soul. This also relates to the Negative Pole of the Higher Emotional Center, Intuition, in which a connection has been made to an individual, but only from a specific reference, not considering entirety. This sounds similar to Caution, we realize, but this is vastly different. What is most attractive about Passion Mode is their ability to absorb into anything or anything into them. When seeking a person in Passion Mode, an individual is ready to be PRESENT. If this is sought from fear, it may be from a longing to “disappear”. A SIDE NOTE: Caution, Reserve, and Perseverance are about Facets of Soul, Self, and Body, respectively, whereas Passion, Power and Aggression are about TOTALITY of Soul, Self, and Body. Observation is about both. Aggression Mode relates to the Higher Intellectual Center since this Mode deals with the Dynamics of thought and the shaping of these into thought forms. What is most attractive to Aggression is the totality of your life; not necessarily you as a person, your appearance, your perceptions, your being, but what has BECOME of it. When Aggression cannot find a vision of what they have become or what they will become, they can tap into your chaos of direction and use that energy for Belligerence, shadowing you. We mentioned earlier this Mode being about Totality of Body (or physicality). This is in reference to the results or impact of you as a vehicle; using the body, ultimately, of course. This Mode, then, in our system, “enters” Other through the Role. What is most attractive about Aggression is their innate capability to emit Truth on all three levels: Personal, World, and Universal. Just the wave of a hand can spring to life many truths. This is not always about cognitive or comprehensive truth, but Causal truth. The motion of a hand, the sweep of a gesture, the raising of an eyebrow: all igniting something. When Aggression is sought Negatively, it is for reprimanding, or “correction”. We have only scratched the surface of each of these Modes and their actuality, but this may be enough to spark some of your own validation and discovery. For periods of time, depending on your lifestyle or agenda, you will “rest” in the Mode that is partner to your own. For Observation, of course, you will have Modes you “slide” to habitually for your “rest”. When in the partner Mode, you are “unavailable” for contact. For instance, if you are naturally Passion Mode, but are "resting" in Reserved, you are "off-limits" for the time being and are more likely dealing with inner levels of Intimacy issues and self-karma. So, if you find you in are in a state of isolation or loneliness, check with the Positive Pole of that partner Mode you are resting in, initiate those qualities, and you will “automatically” move back to your own Mode. This will be sustained ONLY if desired or consciously maintained, otherwise, you will revert to the Mode most appropriate for your current state. So, what can you do with all this information? First, understanding your Mode in terms of what you might “naturally” seek as an "entrance" to others can help you understand what you are "looking at/for" in another. Understanding the various Modes and what that might mean in terms of what you find attractive about another, can help you understand what you are seeking to fulfill in general. Additionally you may look at your current Mates and see what each of you “naturally” stimulate in another by how your Modes “enter” each other’s Overleaves. This is likened to plucking a certain string in a piano or guitar: A “note” is brought out of you by another person’s Mode. Understanding your reactions or responses to a Mate or relative can be greatly revealing. And, finally, it is Good Work to determine whether you are seeking from NEED (the Negative Pole of Intimacy), in which case, it is Intimacy with SELF you lack. If seeking a mate brings anxiety, pressure, self-judgment, etc., you are not seeking a mate; you are seeking you. We will talk more about this at a later date.
  2. 17 points
    [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.
  3. 15 points
    This material was originally posted by Martha following a POF on October 5, 2011. Question: Can I get an update on current active Agreements? It feels like a lot is going on “behind the scenes”. MEntity: Since you have more than 35 currently-active Agreements, we think it would be easier to describe to you how to go about identifying those with whom you share Agreements, rather than to list each of them and their details. It is not a difficult Task for an individual to identify these, and we think our students are quite capable of doing so on their own. We think this may help: Agreements come in 3 forms: Essence, Personality, and Spontaneous. There may be better words to describe these, but these will do for now. Essence Agreements are those that are made prior to birth by the Essences involved, or during Astral exchanges during the lifetime. Essence manages these, but Personality can always trump them. Personality Agreements are those made between two people who have met, and discover that they would like to make plans. It is that simple. These count as Agreements and are no different from those on an Essence Level, except in context of origin. Personal Agreements always trump Essence Agreements. Spontaneous/Pivotal Agreements are those that happen "on the spot," between two Personalities, not because they have grown to know one another, but because of immediate need or desire. Spontaneous/Pivotal Agreements trump all other Agreements. The trumping of Agreements come from the fact of impact, not because one is more important than another. For instance, Essence One made Agreements to Mate with Essence Two. The Personality of Essence One has found herself attracted to the Personality of Essence Three because of proximity within the workplace. Personality One and Personality Three start dating exclusively. Essence Two now shows up as planned. Personality One is now torn [between] Two and Three. Instead of communicating and maturely handling the process of choice around such a situation, she "cheats" with Personality Two, which is discovered by Three. And now all Agreements are off among all involved. All choices of Essence take the "back seat," if you will, to all choices made by Personality, because Personality only gets that one life, and it is yours to do with as you please, which means completely revamping all Agreements carefully set up by Essence prior to the life, if you choose to so. Essence, Personality, or Pivotal Agreements have no tier of priority for Essence, but the more one begins to make choices consciously, the more one tends to align with Essence Agreements. But because the Personality knows the terrain of the physical life much better than Essence does, it will always have the advantage in sustaining, rejecting, or creating Agreements. The way you can tell with whom you share Agreements is if THAT PERSON MATTERS IN SOME WAY. It is that simple. This may not be the person from whom you borrow a stapler, but it can be a person whom you see every day who serves your coffee, or drives your bus, or services your car, or changes or impacts your life. We can go into greater detail as to the different depths and circles of Agreements at another time, but our point in this exchange is to say that you are surrounded by Agreements. For us to list them in any given day is no different from your looking at your day in retrospect and listing every single person who crossed paths with you that day, internally or externally, who MATTERED to you in some way. And people matter far more to each other than they ever give each other credit for. Rather than taking on the daunting task of listing everyone who mattered to you in the day, it may be helpful to start with two groups: those that obviously mattered, and those whom you think mattered. Listing 3 from each group every day can add to one's level of gratitude and consciousness in ways that may be surprising. The level of consciousness involved in terms of who matters to whom is unnecessary, or no progress would be made. In the case of our Older Soul students, consciousness cannot be undone, so you may be achingly aware of when others are not reciprocating consciously, or conscious at all, but it should have no impact on whether that person mattered to you, or whether you know that you mattered to him or her.
  4. 14 points
    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: April 2014] [Juni] There is a fair amount of information about C1E7 about how it is the "sweetheart" entity. As time allows, what is characteristic about its counterpart, C2E7, along with perhaps a Theme or Task for this particular Entity? Please summarize or expand for what you think is most useful/informative/helpful. [MEntity] First, all Entity Sevens would have as their Positive Pole that of INCULCATION, and as a Negative Pole that of ECLECTICISM. The variation of Essence Roles in any given Entity then colors how those Poles are manifested among the members. While Cadre 1, Entity 7 is primarily Servers and Priests, with Artisans, Cadre 2, Entity 7 is primarily Priests and Servers, with Scholars. Those slight variations lend very different "flavors" or colors to each of those Entities. In general, those from Cadre 1, Entity 7 tend to dance a finer line between chaos and order, whereas those from Cadre 2, Entity 7 tend to dance a fine line between isolation and understanding. The Scholarly infusion among the members seems to bring about a great need to understand, to make sense, to KNOW, and if this is not the case, these members tend to recoil in isolation, observation, and distance. This means that the repetitive themes (inculcation) for most members of Cadre 2, Entity 7 are those that push through everything that is confusing, overwhelming, and disorienting. These members will keep repeating and repeating an experience, scenario, relationship, lifetime, etc. until there is that understanding, that confidence in knowing. This may sound difficult, but it is the Positive Pole. It is how these members move toward expansion and evolution. It is a preferred path, despite its challenges. When in the Negative Pole, these members tend to feel fragmented and conflicted, divided among various facets of the life in a way that can sometimes feel fraudulent or as an imposter. This is Eclecticism here. It is a process of learning that is piecemeal, so to speak. A little bit here; a little bit there, but nothing comprehensive. This means that this Entity has had its fair share of members having "gone crazy," or struggled with mental stability. This is not exclusive to this Entity, of course, but it is a pattern among the members. For that reason, we might consider describing this Entity as having a theme in SANITY. The delicate and often difficult maneuvering through lifetimes for these members can be as wild and as fun as they can be implosive and crushing.
  5. 14 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2001] WARNING FROM TROY: whackadoodle channeling ahead… [mamajo] when were the great pyramid and the two following it built, if not at the same time in our timeline? I think he is referring to the fact that they might have been built by our future selves back in the past with the aid of extraterrestrial beings. [Michael_Entity] Yes, what you consider your “past” in several instances was created from your “futures.” In the case of some of the Pyramids, these “were” created as a means for transportation by combined concepts of humans and “aliens” in your future. In “your” timeline, they are now a part of your past, but they are a part of your past because of a timeline that still links those structures to your future. There are several instances in your future where there is the building of practical forms of transportation between planets, the Pyramids being only one instance. Within 200 years of your future, the Pyramids are built into your past, as well as what is called Stonehenge. Much of what cannot be explained in terms of these structures being built is due to tools used from that time frame’s future. The building of these structures is not a major global event in its occurrence in the future, by the way, and these structures are only more obvious and mysterious in your “past.” When it “became” relevant to create these structures from your future, the methods and implementation for time travel “were” done discreetly. The initiation of the entire sequence that leads to the building of these structures has already occurred in your current past, during what was called the “harmonic convergence” in the late 80’s. In fact, the entire initiation of what has come to be called the “new age” is, in effect, directly linked in time to the initial event [in the future] surrounding the plans for the pyramids and Stonehenge. This is because the ideals and ideas that are eventually used were born of that time frame in the 1980s and are being built upon, especially from those who have concluded these structures could not have been born of what is known of the past. If your timeline parallel continues along a momentum that includes the need for the creation of the Pyramids and Stonehenge, then that timeline would experience a destruction of structures, hence leading to a “time loop” necessity for re-creating them to “try again.” It is hoped that the creation and proper implementation of these structures has secured a timeline that will allow them to simply remain a part of your mysterious history. The Great Pyramid as it sits in your current timeline helps to reduce the possibilities for catastrophic planetary quakes that, in the future, were found to have been a result of micro-cumulations that were found to have been able to be dampened and directed from that area of the planet if it had been caught in “in the past.” The Pyramid has a micro-effect, not only on the motion of the Earth, but on the movement of Time around the Earth. Most global land stability in your timeline in history can be attributed to the effects of the Pyramids that “were” built by going “back” to that most pivotal point in “the past.” Though extraterrestrial assistance is a part of this process, both those humans from “the future” and the species originating off-planet are experienced by the people of the past geographical era and time frame as “gods” and or “aliens.” Stonehenge and Easter Island are other power points upon the planet that benefited from large structures that were built as part of a kind of magnetic stabilizing network. The “charge” of these structures that was more obvious in the past has since worn off to a great extent, but the effects remain and can be measured. The bulk of land mass has been stabilized, but what has “yet” to be accomplished is a stabilizing force that carries over into the 22nd Century. The 21st Century in most parallel timelines with and without the stabilizing structures is still hit quite hard by climate and earth changes, but “so far” only those without the stabilizing structures have been met with near-extinction. Even in those timelines with the stabilizing structures placed in the past, the magnetic network falls short of sustaining through the final few “bumps in the road” manifested in the 21st Century, though they are tremendously minimized. In the timelines without these structures, it is in the beginning of the 23rd Century that the technology is available for affecting timelines. It “was” hoped that in the timelines where the structures helped minimize the catastrophes, the technology would become readily available in time for renovating and bringing “back to life” many of these stabilizing structures to help extend stability through the worst parts of the 21st Century, allowing for exponential growth that was not possible for another century in the timelines recovering from catastrophes. Though alien contact is quite usual for most humans in the late 22nd Century, it is only the simple genius of the Pyramid structures as gateways that allow for the combined forces of on- and off-planet species to link from future to past, and to “go back” and help secure a more stable planet and timeline. So far, it could be said by us to be the greatest experiment we have ever studied of any sentient species we know of. We realize the nature of this scenario is fantastical, but there is more involved with your universe than is presently considered, except by some older souls.
  6. 14 points
    [From TT: POF session 2013-04-01] [Oscar] Hey Michael =) I think it has been channeled that the person and life of Jesus Christ as we know it (from the Bible and other stories) is an amalgam of several persons/stories. I would like to know which persons and/or stories, and how they were amalgamated into the stories which are in the Bible. I'd like to use my allotted time for this. [MEntity] We have two responses for this: limiting the event to the validity of the man who was Jesus, stories were spread and extrapolated and retold in ways that incorporated fantasy, hearsay, and eagerness to claim witness to significant events. It was not so much that there were any specific people that could be isolated as reference, but that, like any popular event, the stories will grow with embellishment over time. [MEntity] In addition to these embellishments was an overlapping, or imposing, of previous stories already known, but now attributed to a more personal icon. Those stories were of Osiris, already circulating strongly in the cultures of the time, and used to make sense of the evolving importance placed on this Manifestation. [MEntity] Imagine someone in your time (named "Steve") having a profound message, having it cause a tremendous upset and uproar, but your never really having had any way to meet this person. You hear stories that he can fly, that he can lift great weights, and that he had a hidden identity. The lore of Superman, previously enjoyed only as fiction and fun, now comes to be attributed to this actual figure. [MEntity] So the lore of Superman comes to be the lore of Steve. [MEntity] The lore of Osiris became the lore of Jesus. [Oscar] So what was the real story of his life? [MEntity] Most of the humble beginnings are valid, except for the virgin birth, of course, and the growing conflict within regarding the concept of innocence and sin, prompted by his mother's influence and teaching. [MEntity] Being amid the poverty and suffering while watching divisions grow in society that seemed geared toward punishing and oppressing the poor, or invoking wars among them, the notion of the simple solution of "love one another" came to be upheld as his mission to secure. [MEntity] This was not sappy, or without details, but a serious attempt to encourage responsibility for one another, not just the self, or those similar to self. [MEntity] Over his life, as greater conflict grew within over these anomalies of behavior among people, he turned to the influences of his parents' who were part of the Essene communities of the time. [MEntity] Through his devotion of study and mastery of the Essene school of thought, along with the teachings of his parents', his empathy and compassion was brought to extreme levels of sensitivity. This extended to animals, and the body, and not just to fellow Humans, hence the strict vegetarian diet, regular fasting, and meditation. [MEntity] The Essene were not as strict against the killing of animals for food until Jesus entered for study, so we know this influence was left in ways that were adapted further by later students. [MEntity] The difficulty with hosting an Infinite Soul is that, despite all of the various experiences and challenges that the Personality and Essence take on in the journey to understand, the Logos/Pathos/Ethos ends up as such simplicity that it seems an easy, obvious, and accessible concept for the host to spread as far and as wide as possible. [MEntity] The teaching of Jesus, then, in its simplicity, gave him some amount of confidence and courage. It was not complicated to him. And because he slowly grew to surround himself with those who practiced the teaching, it became increasingly difficult to comprehend the growing hatred for him. [MEntity] He decided to take on great powers beyond him for the sake of his message, and was willing to deal with the consequences, presuming innocently that there would come a realization, a connection, a resonance to his own suffering, if it came to that, because he had so easily grasped the empathy for others' suffering. [MEntity] This is how the myth for his "dying for our sins" came to be. He was willing to suffer so that empathy could be generated, but not for the sake of taking on the burden of "sin" for eternity. [Oscar] What were those great powers? [MEntity] He knew that animals had no choice, no voice to Humans, but that he could endure more and voice that suffering in ways that could be heard, trusting in the humanity at the core of every human. [MEntity] "Great powers," as in the great authorities at the time. [Oscar] ah ok [MEntity] For the most part, his life was spent only trying to generate empathy, for animals, for the body/self, and for each other. This was at the heart of his "love one another, " and his solution to warring, poverty, and social injustices. [MEntity] Keep in mind that empathy was a profound concept at the time, among a Baby Soul mindset. Though this shift was working toward Young, the Logos/Pathos/Ethos will never aim low, since it is based in truth, love, energy. It cannot be. So while empathy may be seem to be well outside of the range of the Baby and Young for implementation, it is not. No Logos, Ethos, or Pathos is beyond any Soul Age for comprehension and application in some way. [MEntity] For the most part, his life was spent only trying to generate empathy, for animals, for the body/self, and for each other. This was at the heart of his "love one another, " and his solution to warring, poverty, and social injustices. [MEntity] The start of the hosting of the Infinite Soul began as he moved through the region of Judea, drawing the crowds that were unprecedented. [MEntity] We can continue to break down the life of the individual fragement's life into further details in other exchanges. Our response here was from a broader perspective of key elements, but for the most part, he had a "normal" life, except that his consciousness would not allow for him to look the other way, to ignore injustices, or to presume that intentional or unconscious causes of suffering was an acceptable part of life. [Oscar] What was the manner of Jesus' death and at what age did he die? [MEntity] Most versions of this fragment died naturally in his 50's and 60's after retreating back to studies, sanctuary, and safety with the Essene, raising a family, and fulfilling all Internal Monads. The deaths were fairly consistently that of age-related slowing of the body and its functions. [MEntity] Some died from complications of wounding, but most did not. [Oscar] Did he travel abroad, or stay in the Palestine area? [MEntity] His travel was fairly limited and did not include any travel abroad. [MEntity] Representatives who felt inclined to pose as him, or to represent his teachings, did travel as a means to help spread the teaching.
  7. 13 points
    [Excerpt from a Private Chat on December 5, 2017.] Claire C: Would you say that chemistry between two people is mostly about Essence Recognition, purely physical, or a physical thing that ignites Essence Recognition? MEntity: When there is literal chemistry, it can can come from any number of triggers. This chemistry is important for completely new relationships and ancient relationships. The chemistry helps the new Personalities have an immediate common ground upon which they can then explore and choose from there. As important as chemistry is for establishing a common ground, it is not useful to count on this as the bonding factor for any relationship. This is because this chemistry alters over time and was always meant as a launching point for choice. Most meaningful relationships must be nurtured by choice, not by chemistry. Claire C: I also think of lack of chemistry and whether it can develop later. MEntity: Chemistry can be activated in the middle of a relationship, as well, and activated off and on, depending on various tiers of the relationship. Claire C: Okay. MEntity: We can elaborate on the chemistry of relationships in further exchanges.
  8. 12 points
    [Reproduction of NWM: Your Center of Gravity, with some participant interaction omitted[ MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. Today we will speak on a topic that is one of our early pieces of the teaching that made it through fairly concisely during the 20th Century CE. Despite this clarity, the details have become simplified in a way that left behind a great deal of the layers and details that help add dimension to this piece of the teaching. This is the information on the Centers or "brains" of the body. We have said this before, but will say it again here for review: though the correlations between Centers and Chakras are virtually inseparable, the concepts are different. In other words, though the Chakras and Centers can be spoken of in interchangeable ways, Chakras describe the stationary locations/portals of energy as they function relative to the body, while Centers expands upon these and are not stationary or are not necessarily local to the body. One of the reasons we use the term "Center" is that it is short for "Center of Gravity." Center of Gravity describes an average location of the "weight" of an object, by which that object can then be understood in terms of its motion through space and time, as well as an even deeper understanding through how that object is bound in rotation around that Center of Gravity. The "object" here is most often understood as the self, but can extend to refer to events, relationships, time periods, etc. There is a "natural" or starting point Center of Gravity for each "Center," but these change over the lifetime. For example, the Emotional Center of Gravity is in the Heart, or rests in the Heart Chakra. Your Moving Center of Gravity is in the Gut, or the Solar Plexus Chakra. Your Intellectual Center of Gravity is in the throat, the Vishuddhi, or the Throat Chakra. Your Instinctive Center rests at the base of the spine and throughout the spine, or the Root Chakra. This is where they begin, their natural resting point, and this is because your Centering DEVELOPS out of these points. You are born with Chakras. You are not born with Centering. Chakras are the electrical currents or connecting points through which the dimensions of Essence animate and live the life. The Personality, then, develops from those points the Centers of Gravity. To understand the depths of Centering, then, you would want to understand that your Centering describes the "brain" with which you use to process life, or the Center of Gravity around which you "rotate" within yourself, and the PART tends to describe that which you then "orbit" around. For example, an Emotionally-CENTERED person tends to rotate/process within the self in terms of how things, people, events, life moves them, inspires them, and bypasses their prejudices and logic to get to a place of direct perception. An Intellectually-CENTERED person tends to rotate/process within the self in terms of how things are expressed, make sense, are logical, formed, and bring them insight. Now, look at these in terms of Center and PART. The Part tends to describe that which one likes to orbit around as input for the primary Center. But it also describes what one reflects back from the surface of one's self, if you will. So the Emotionally-CENTERED navigates and processes in terms of Inspiration, but its Intellectual PART means that this is both given back to the world in Expression and is taken in from the world of Expression. Think of your Primary Center as that which holds you together, and your Part as that which you tend to gravitate toward and around and reflect. Now, what tends to happen over the course of a lifetime is that your Primary Center of Gravity (and all of your Centers of Gravity) move out and away from the natural resting place in you, and you place these in other people, in events, in the past, in the future, in relationships, etc. So, rather than your Emotional Center being within you in a way that allows you to process on your own terms, you may have placed your Center of Gravity in your Mother, in your mate, in your career, etc. This means that you then begin to look to that which you have placed your Center of Gravity for how to process and navigate. So while you may be Emotionally-Centered, your Center of Gravity for the Emotions is in the PAST, and everything is processed in terms of the gravity of the past. It could be said that there are 7 locations beyond the natural resting point, or the SELF, in which one places one's Center of Gravity: HEALTH or the Material World; CARETAKERS or The Past; LIFE, or the forces bigger than oneself; INDIVIDUALS, or intimacy and relationships; THE WORLD, or the faceless OTHERS; THE FUTURE, or Unknown; SPIRIT, or non-specific dispersion. These are broad and overlapping categories, but can help our students to look at these areas where Centering may have a gravitational force. Keep in mind that even though you may be Emotionally-Centered, you may have several locations beyond you where there are Centers of Gravity for the Emotions. While it is not "bad" that one's Center of Gravity may beyond the self, it can be difficult for the older soul for this to be the case, because when one's Center of Gravity is in someone else, or in an event, etc., then SELF-AWARENESS IS LOST. For many, the Center of Gravity is a literal gravitational pull that draws one's attention on a regular basis. Does your Health take up a lot of your attention? Do Others take up a lot of your attention? Does your Relationship take up a lot of your attention? Do you find yourself stuck in The Past and comparing everything to that? Do you find yourself worried about The Future, or thinking that there are solutions found only in the Future? And so on. As you can see, none of these are probably unfamiliar to any of you because, regardless of your Centering, your Center of Gravity can be in many locations. To bring your Centers of Gravity back to the SELF is to bring your attention back to yourself. SELF-OBSERVATION is the only way. Self-Observation is Self-Awareness is the awareness of your part in the equation of all dynamics in your life. Self-Observation brings your attention BACK TO YOU, and therefore brings your Center of Gravity back to a resting place, to its origins. This is not to say that The World or your Health or your Past or The Future will no longer be relevant as factors, but that your emotions, thoughts, and actions will no longer be dictated by these. You will no longer rotate and process from within those external factors, but bring that rotation, that calm, that centering, that process back home to you. ... ClaireC: Michael, I am Emotionally-Centered, Intellectual Part. Although I am concerned about the Future, I feel the gravitational pull towards my heart most of the time. Would that constitute being self-aware according to your description, of bringing the rotation back home? MEntity: Claire, your question brings us to the next area we would have covered. It is important to differentiate between Self-absorbed and Self-aware. Self-aware is a sense of observation of how one is a part of the equation of dynamics in the life, whereas self-absorbed is cutting off of all sense of participation in the dynamics in the life, and a protection or defense of the self against those dynamics and equations. This comes when the Center of Gravity returns to the self, but is then protected or defended. We will leave to each of you to determine how self-aware or self-absorbed you may be, but the difference is usually in the sense of calm vs the sense of defense. To return to your question more specifically, we will say that if you feel that gravitational pull toward your heart, toward that resting place, but there is defense involved around your heart, then you may find that a return to self-awareness means allowing, inviting, and embracing one of those areas outside of the self that may have been the context for your hurt. If you find that the Center of Gravity in your heart brings a sense of calm, healing, and balance, then it is likely a state of Self-awareness. Your question prompts another piece of the puzzle, as well: Keep in mind that while each of you receive an indication for your Primary or habitual Centering, ALL Centers are active and working. So while you may be Emotionally-Centered, it may be that your Center of Gravity for the Emotions has returned to the heart, but your Intellectual Center of Gravity is in The Future. Just keep in mind the difference between that which dictates your processes (Center) vs that which your processes rotate around (Part). Diane_HB: So in the case above, the Future would dictate your thoughts but your feelings would be centered within the self? I'm not sure how this works. MEntity: Diane, it can go one of two ways: If there is Self-awareness, then the Emotions are processed on one's own terms, and this is then funneled into what one aims for in The Future. If there is Self-absorption, then the Emotions are still processed within the self, but in defense against and in reflection of the threat of The Future. To be clearer: reflected in what one THINKS and EXPRESSES into form about The Future. GeraldineB: I'm Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part. I interpret Rotation to be regular and/or constant movement, especially as one ages and expands experiences. While I've had severe Health issues and focus during this past year, in many ways I've avoided making it my sole Center of Gravity. ... MEntity: One's Center of Gravity tends to be drawn to places outside of the self for three reasons: TO ADD to the self (learn, grow, evolve, experience), to DISTRACT from the self (defense, fear, blame, anger, etc) or to BALANCE the self (healing, comfort, acceptance, understanding, etc). It is not a "bad" thing for one's Center of Gravity to be placed beyond the self. The dynamics of living require great fluctuation of location for the various Centers of Gravity. However, as one grows older in Soul Age, it begins to be more and more important to learn how to bring those home to the self in a way that allows one to be a conscious and aware participant in the life, and not just a receptor that will review later.
  9. 12 points
    Throughout all of the lifetimes, heartaches, pleasures, fears, and pains, you are never actually alone. There are groups of souls connected to you on very intimate and deep levels. Your Essence develops varying levels of depth with other Essences as you would as a Personality within a lifetime.Though the dynamics of how Essences are all organized and connected can get very detailed and mathematical, we will stick with just a few introductory terms here.The first terms that will become familiar to you are CADRE and ENTITY.ENTITY: a family of approximately 1000 Essences who share a theme of consciousness. Think of an Entity as a busload of souls who come with you to Earth, and everyone on that bus is your Entity Mate.CADRE (pronounced either KAH-druh or KAD-dree): a group of 7 Entities (or 7 "bus loads"). Entities are organized into groups of 7 acting as "extended family", so to speak. Your Entity, along with these 6 other Entities, makes for a large family of souls sharing a very intimate and specific group consciousness. Everyone in a specific Cadre is called your "Cadre Mate".Why are souls organized into these groups? Because groups of souls are interested in certain themes and adventures, and before you ever start your journey from Tao, you find other souls of similar interests. Many of these souls are souls you have "known" a long long time and some are totally "new" to you, but the common thread will be in your specific themes of interest. An Entity will share a more specific theme among all of its members while a Cadre will have each Entity exploring aspects of an even larger theme. More importantly, the reason you choose these "families of consciousness" before you begin your journey is so that no matter where you incarnate in a lifetime, you will always be able to find at least one or two familiar souls with which you can find comfort and growth.There is a larger structure that contains the Cadre and Entity and that is called your ENERGY RING. This is the largest group you should be concerned with at this time. An Energy Ring is a Group of 12 Cadres.Here is how it all connects: 1 Energy Ring = 12 Cadres 1 Cadre = 7 Entities 1 Entity = approximately 1000 EssencesOf course, there are millions and millions of people in the world, so there are also thousands and thousands and thousands of Energy Rings, Cadres, and Entities. You will interact with all kinds of souls and people from all kinds of Cadres and Entities, but most of your important and moving experiences are shared with Entity members and Cadre Members. In addition, you have your own larger Energy Ring to work with! This gives you at least a total of about 84,000 Essences (12 Cadres, 12 X 7000 Essences) to work with over all of your lifetimes and that's if you chose to only work within your own Energy Ring!The Intimate ConnectionsThere are a few Essences that you work with on world projects and some you work with on specific internal growth. To help with these intense and amazing experiences across so many lifetimes, it takes commitment and dedication from another Essence.There are at least two primary Essence relationships that stand out. Any relationship can be profound and intense, but these are the technical terms for those Essences who have chosen to get to know you "inside and out" and to always seek to push you beyond your limitations.They are your ESSENCE TWIN and TASK COMPANIONS.The ESSENCE TWIN is the one Essence guaranteed to be committed to going through EVERYTHING with you, including all the worst and best experiences. This is not the romantic "soul mate" that the "New Age" and romance novels like to promote; instead this Essence relationship can be described simply as "intense". This is because this relationship does not allow for either individual to "hide" from himself, or to avoid the internal issues that block growth. The relationship with your Essence Twin (ET) can be intensely loving or intensely hateful, but there is rarely neutrality between yourself and that Essence, particularly within a physical lifetime where your Personalities are "between you". You each reflect in each other everything you love and hate about yourself. This "mirroring" ignites growth and encourages a self-awareness because you are so profoundly confronted with yourself, your fears, and your desires.Most Essences spend about 60% to 70% of their lives incarnated with their Essence Twin in some way. Otherwise, if only one of you is incarnated, the other might act as a Spirit Guide.Essence Twins are NEVER from the same Entity.The 7th Entity of a Cadre will usually find its Essence Twins in the 7th Entity of another Cadre within their Energy Ring.Essence Twins are the links that reunite a Cadre, and the 7th Entities are what reunite the Energy Ring (12 Cadres).Around 5% of all Essences choose NOT to even have an Essence Twin! See Surrogates and Traveling Companions, below for how this is accommodated.TASK COMPANIONS are Essences committed to working on external, worldly projects and experiences with you. Your Essence always starts your incarnational cycle with at least one Task Companion, but you also acquire as many as five as you continue to incarnate. You acquire more Task Companions because you "meet" and learn that there are others who are excellent work partners for you, too.Task Companions are always from the same Entity. This is because Task Companions are those Fragments we work with as a means to accomplish things in the external world, to manifest ourselves in some specific way on the Physical Plane. If two Fragments share the exact same Casting, and therefore approaching life from a very similar angle, there would be no balance to the approach of accomplishment. Because your Casting Position affects how you live your daily life, it is vitally linked to how you also manifest your accomplishments when working with a Task Companion. Task Companions will always be one Ordinal and one Cardinal in Casting. Having the different Casting is a complementary union, to help cover both the focused aspects of life and the broader aspects of life.The relationships between Task Companions are what reunite an Entity.TRAVELING COMPANIONSTraveling Companions are those Essences who reside in the EXACT same position as your own position within their own Entity! In other words, if you are the 127th Essence within your Entity, then all of the fragments who are in the 127th position within the other 6 Entities are your Traveling Companions. One of those 6 Essences is actually your Essence Twin, and the deep bond among all of you is very similar to the Essence Twin bond. In fact, it can be hard to differentiate a Traveling Companion from the Traveling Companion who is your Essence Twin. Those fragments without an Essence Twin will still have the Traveling Companions, which are quite similar in effect within the lifetime.CADENCE MATESAnd finally, although there are many many connections that Michael will explain, another good one to know is what are called your Cadence Mates. These are the other 6 Essences that are directly, intimately linked to you WITHIN your entity. This is the smallest named grouping within the Michael Teachings. A Cadence of Essences is ALL the same Role. If you think of an Entity as a Bus, then these are the other 6 Essences that are sitting in the same row as you!Though you will learn many more details about these terms as you study the Teachings, these are good ones with which to start. Be careful not to think that the love of your life is your Essence Twin or that your business partner is your Task Companion. It's not that simple, unfortunately, at least not at first. All kinds of strong relationships get created over time and your Essence Twin and Task Companions are just a few of many.
  10. 10 points
    "Soul Age" describes one of the most immediately practical and useful aspects of Michael's body of information. The Soul Ages describe the very basic stages every soul will go through in the process of its evolution. Your Soul Age helps describe where you are in that process. Soul Ages can also help describe the average perspective of groups of people, communities, countries, etc. Understanding the Age of an Essence, or a group of Essences, can greatly increase your ability to be accepting, adaptable, compassionate, and constructive. Ironically, this part of the Teaching can also tend to be the most susceptible to abuse, misuse, and complete distortion among Students. Remember that the Soul Ages are not hierarchical and that one Soul Age is not better or worse than another. Before an Essence commits to a cycle of lives as a Human, it will go through a long process of energetically exploring the Earth and all of its kingdoms of life forms, along with all the other souls who are considering becoming Human. Some souls decide to move on to other planetary systems and some souls never even choose to incarnate. Since you are reading this, your Essence decided long, long ago that this planet and all it has to offer was just the right place for your adventures! The Essence enters its first lifetime! What happens next is an incredible journey of dedication, intensity, and adventure in the school of Earth and playground of life! Each lifetime gains more knowledge for the Essence and the use of that knowledge is continually improved upon when planning the next lifetimes. As the knowledge and experience grow, so does the maturity of the soul, and that maturity is described as a Soul Age. The progress through the Soul Ages is Essence-determined and no other Essence, or God, or Tao, or institution, or ANYTHING monitors your speed or level of growth. Your Essence is the only one who can determine when to move on, and how long to experience a Soul Age! There are 7 Soul Ages to the experiences of living life as a Human being. We will only cover 5 here as they are the most relevant to you in the beginning. There are 2 additional, extraordinary Soul Ages that are experienced after the completion of all of your lifetimes as an individual soul, but we will not cover these in the Basic Teachings. Each Soul Age can take as many lifetimes as the soul wants or needs to take, but there is an average of 49 lives per Soul Age. Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old INFANT Infant Souls are those that are new to being in bodies and new to the planet. They are usually superstitious and fearful, choosing lifetimes set away from the chaos of modern life, or at least living separately from it, even if in the midst of it. The basic lessons of the Infant Soul are Survival. The lifetimes tend to be centered mostly on learning how to feed, clothe, and keep the body alive. Since the forests and other isolated areas of the world are all but gone, Infant Souls have fewer places to choose for being born and being "left alone"; therefore, they appear to be choosing to be born in more "concrete jungles" over the past 50 years or so. Infant Souls contribute to the rise in the homeless population in metropolitan areas as these souls are learning lessons of survival in the "new jungles". Infants can be as accomplished as anyone else, but there is an edge of instability and even insanity in their eyes. Most modern Infant Souls get into very big trouble, mostly through murders and breaking the civil, unspoken "rules" of a society. There are very few Infant Souls coming to this planet anymore since there are very few places left to incarnate without older soul ages interfering. The Infant Souls who are already committed to a cycle of lifetimes will tend to find it difficult to keep older soul ages from either exploiting them, or being compelled to rescue the Infant from its survival struggles. The Infant Soul Motto might be, "There is ME, and everything is just scary and threatening!" As the Infant begins to learn how to survive, it begins to seek experiences in groups, which leads them to the Baby Soul Age. BABY Baby Souls have fairly mastered the experiences of basic Survival and now seek experiences focused on how to behave in groups. Baby Souls gain experiences through supporting an authority, being civil, enforcing order, being clean, law-abiding, structured, etc. The development of most Religions is rooted in Baby Soul values and ideals. What better way to bring order to a large group of people and to encourage respect but through the mythologies of a vague, scary, parental God who can get angry and punish you if you misbehave? There are many forms of religion, of course, but one can see why Baby Souls would be drawn to this context. There is a security in the churches and the rules and laws are handed out by an unquestioned authority. Baby Souls will rarely question, they simply have the decisions handed to them from a trusted authority, which they will defend blindly. They do not ponder their individuality, except in terms of how they fit into the contexts handed down from an authority. All things based on order, structure and justice are Baby Soul concepts, like the library systems, judicial systems, and police forces. Baby's see the world only in terms of "ME, and NOT ME". This means if you are "NOT ME", you are wrong, bad, and possibly "going to hell". They see everything in terms of black and white, good and bad. Baby Soul's seek such order, it only makes sense to them that you behave within their own terms. Their world is strikingly "black and white", but as the soul grows through the Baby stage, it begins to gain an individual identity, which leads to the Young Soul Age. YOUNG Young Souls have learned all they can from being civil and listening to authority. This Age is like the adolescence of Soul Ages. The Young Soul seeks recognition, fame, excitement, stimulation, material rewards, and they are highly competitive. This is where the soul begins to indulge in the physical plane and really get into some trouble and adventures! This Soul Age tends to be the least spiritual, though they will use religious or spiritual groups for networking or help to maintain a position of authority over other people. It can be very difficult for a Young Soul to be spiritually conscious since the focus is so strongly on being as physical as possible. Young Souls are gaining experiences about individuality, self-expression, competition, self-sufficiency, strength, abundance, endurance, and prestige. They see the world in terms of "there are you and me and I am going to win." When an Essence has indulged in the physical plane, experienced all its riches, there will come a point of realization that "there is more to life than this", and that is the step toward the Mature Soul Age. MATURE Mature Souls have learned all they could from having everything they have ever wanted; they've been rich, been recognized, and extracted whatever they thought was important to obtain from the physical plane. Once they have all of that experience, the soul and personality figuratively look around and say, "now what?" It starts to seek experiences focused on emotional connections and spiritual intimacy, wholehearted trust. The Mature Soul finally confronts the internal sense of separation gained during the Young Soul Age and begins to reach out to others in pain. Most Mature Souls find intimacy through the sharing of intensity and emotions, seeking others who can identify with such personal, inner struggle. Mature Souls are the most intense and dramatic about life, which helps encourage the questions of "who am I?" and "Why am I here?" They begin to turn away from organized religion, preferring a more personal spirituality. They begin to recognize the sources of pain and oppression in society and seek to alleviate those influences in any way; therefore, the Mature Soul actively supports some form of "Rights", such as Gay Rights, Animal Rights, fights against Apartheid and Child Abuse, etc. They crave closeness and meaning in their life. This Age is where the soul begins to want to contribute and "count" for something. The Mature Soul sees the world as "there are you and me and I know how you feel." Many of the Students of the Michael Teaching who are drawn to this teaching are somewhere in their Mature Soul cycle. When the Mature Soul has begun to soften its boundaries, has forged some profoundly intimate relationships, and has built a sense of inner security and peace, that soul then begins to feel a gentle, but haunting, pull to find what feels like "home", and they know it isn't "here". OLD Old Souls now have gained the experiences to help them discover where they fit in, who they love, and they have answered some important questions about why they exist and "who" they are. They now begin to question everything on a larger scale. "Where do we all fit into the scheme of things?" "How does reality work?" "What is Love?" "How do I get Home?" The Old Soul feels a strange sense of being "tired", and knows that one of the last profound experiences will be in finally, utterly, accepting and loving this world, the people in it, and everything about it; the experience of truly unconditional Love. More difficult than discovering a Love for the world, is the final, most difficult experience of all,... the Love of You. That experience can be most terrifying because Old Souls have glimpsed the magnitude of the vastness of the Universe across all of their lifetimes and they realize their tiny place in it. The Old Soul begins to sense a need to understand what I like to call "home"; a vague place that is obviously "not here", but truly a place of oneness with the universe and life. They begin feeling a deep recognition of other people that is not limited by the current lifetime. Old Souls can see the entirety of a person, "remembering" other people from other lifetimes. A challenge for the Old Soul is to now draw wisdom from their souls, using the knowledge gained across all of their own lifetimes, and understand how to live and communicate with all other Soul Ages. They begin seeing past the veil that separates the Physical from the Non-Physical, which draws the Old Soul to mystical and profound spiritual experiences. Eventually, the Old Soul learns to experience life with a uniquely balanced sense of awe and familiarity, as it experiences its last lifetimes and seeks reunion with their spiritual family. A SPECIAL NOTE on Older Souls and "status": Some people may think that those who are claiming to be "Old Souls" are delusional, misinformed, and/or saying they are Old Souls just for attention or status. This is ironic because the people who are overly concerned with this subject are unwittingly revealing that they are the ones who actually interpret Soul Age as a status symbol. A truly Old Soul is not going to be preoccupied with status and labels. It has been said that if an Old Soul were told he is a Young Soul, he would ponder the possibility, but if a Young Soul is told he is a Young Soul, his defenses go up because there are obviously "better", "more advanced" Soul Ages. Soul Age is meaningless as a status symbol to those who study this Teaching as a means to gain an understanding of themselves and others. If someone really is claiming to be "old" as a way to seem better than someone else, you probably won't see them around this Teaching very long, anyway. Using Soul Age as a status symbol would only make sense if all of the students saw that term as indicating one soul age being better than another soul age, but the foundation of the Michael Teachings makes it extremely difficult to maintain that kind of superficial comparison. Another important consideration: Some students have a stereotypical interpretation of how an Old Soul "should" behave or not behave, describing how an Old Soul should feel or express himself, etc. The point that these people are missing is that the reality of being an Older Soul is that you have all other Soul Ages under your belt of experiences! This means you do have more flexibility in choosing how to behave, how to express yourself, what tools to draw from, etc. There will be times when an Old Soul appears to be a Young Soul, simply because he can or needs to use that aspect of himself. In the same way that a physically-aged Adult of 40+ years old can get rejuvenated and heal by playing like a child (or with a child) in that child's games, so can an Old Soul play the Young Soul games, if necessary. Being an Old Soul doesn't mean you avoid material security, living hand to mouth, resisting technological advances, and sit around philosophizing while waiting to die. In fact, since the Old Soul has all of those lives under the belt, it draws strength and wisdom from ALL levels and seeks to LIVE more fully! That means that an Old Soul may just WANT to play out a Mature Soul drama, or have a business that succeeds like a Young Soul, or draw from the Baby Soul experiences as a means to have order and respect within a household and family, and sometimes the Old Soul just might get silly and free with the Infant Self through dancing and drinking! The whole POINT of getting to a place where you are an Old Soul is that you have gained the perspective of each previous Soul Age and can use those perspectives as you wish! Musical Chairs I'd like to share an analogy that helps you to keep in perspective that the Soul Ages are NOT better or worse. Imagine you walk into a room with a stage in the center and 5 chairs all set up in a large circle, all facing the stage, and there is a lot of activity on the Stage for you to watch! The first chair in the circle can be likened to the Infant Soul Age. It's the first time in the room, it's the first time you are seeing the stage, so you sit and stare and fidget and observe and get as comfortable as you can. You watch the Play, but you also look around the room and shift in your own chair, nervous, but getting adjusted, and not really knowing what is going on. At some point, you begin to understand that the key is in sitting still, watching the play, and gaining some insight that way. You then move to the next chair. Now you are in a new position in the same room with the same stage with the same play. BUT, not only has your perspective changed but now that you understand where to focus, this makes the play even more interesting! Someone else has now seated themselves in the chair you previously occupied. You do remember what the room and stage looked like from that previous chair, and what players you could see better, and what activity on which you got a better angle, but now you have a new perspective from your second chair! You can see things in the room you didn't notice before, you now see different props, etc., while the person in the first chair (your previous chair) is observing from the angle you originally had. From your position you now have the memory of the previous chair PLUS the experience of this newly seated perspective. The first person is not better or worse, only in that he/she is seeing the room, the stage, and the play, from a different chair! You now move to the third chair, the fourth chair, etc., all the while learning to see the room and stage and play from a new perspective while also retaining the perspective of the previous chairs occupied. It is important to note that all of the Soul Ages you have experienced (all of the chair perspectives that have come to pass) are now within your grasp to remember and draw from! It wouldn't be very appropriate to turn to the first chair while sitting in the third chair and scowl or judge them because they cannot see from your point in the circle. You, yourself, sat in that chair at one time, and though you gained what you gained from that chair, a new person may even notice things you completely missed, so there can always be something to learn from those sitting in positions you previously occupied. ALL Soul Ages can be recognized for what they are: a different point on the same circle. Your point in the circle has as its capacity for understanding and showing compassion for the previous Soul Ages. For instance, a Baby Soul and an Old Soul in an argument will mean that the Old Soul may have to draw from his/her Baby Soul skills to help the situation along. The Baby Soul has not had the experiences of seeing the "room" from the same place as you, but you can remember what the room might be like for the Baby. This does not make the Older soul better than the Baby Soul, any more than an Adult is better than a Child, but one simply has the ability to be more responsible and adaptable, if he chooses. THE WORLD NOW If you look at the world in terms of the average Soul Age, you will see a much more interesting and compassionate picture than if you simply look at the world as a place of chaos, war, struggle, and division. Some populations will have a higher percentage of one Soul Age, which will give a culture or society a different environment and approach to life than another population. There are Young Soul societies, such as the United States, and there are Old Soul societies, as we can find in Holland. Within a Country, you will, of course, find "pockets" or communities of Soul Ages drawn together. The world is now officially and technically predominated by Mature Souls. This can be seen in the breaking down of boundaries and connecting of people all over the world with telephones, televisions, traveling faster, and even with the Internet. It can be seen in the Berlin Wall coming down, the environment being seen to be Global, not just local, it can be seen in the Human Rights Movements, Gay Rights, Animal Rights, Women's Rights, etc. Though the world is officially "Mature", the United States is just coming out of a long Young Soul phase and is slowly introducing the effects of a more Mature Soul mentality. There are still Young Souls in power making decisions that affect us, and even though it will take a while for Mature souls to find power and leadership appealing, they are making their way into these positions slowly.
  11. 10 points
    What is true humility, and what is true pride – as opposed to, respectively, self-abasement and chest-thumping? [Troy] This is a great question, especially when a Chief Feature having a “positive pole” seems a contradiction. According to my work with Michael, they have commented on why Chief Negative Features can never, truly be “positive” and that is because the entire premise of a Chief Negative Feature is that it is based in DIVISION, or Separation. The negative pole usually describes a division that is BOTH within the self and between the self and the external world, whereas the positive pole describes a closure of the division within, but then remaining standing in division from the world. Don’t forget that Chief Negative Features are all just terms to describe the act of protecting yourself from something that is NATURAL. FROM MICHAEL: Self-deprecation is the act of protecting oneself from the natural experience of inadequacy. Inadequacy is not only NATURAL, but a vital part of the internal Inspirational process; somewhere within the life those in Self-Dep have determined they must fight against the experiences of Inadequacy, thus reducing all forms of personal Inspiration. The negative pole is Self-Abasement, which describes a division internally as created by an over-emphasis of every, single Inadequacy, while another part of you struggles to protect you from that. Protection comes in the form of proving to you that you are inadequate so you never try that again, using much external evidence to support this, thus dividing you from the world through amplified weaknesses and showcased failures. Humility is a step toward integration as internal divisions begin to mend, allowing room for successes, despite inadequacy, yet shunning any external acknowledgement of this, thus remaining divided from the world. Arrogance is the act of protecting oneself from the natural experience of Vulnerability. Vulnerability is not only NATURAL, but a vital part of process of gathering external Inspiration; somewhere within the life those in Arrogance have determined they must fight against the experiences of Vulnerability, thus reducing the experience of all forms of external Inspiration. The negative pole is Vanity, which describes a division internally as created by an over-emphasis of every, single Vulnerability, while another part of you struggles to protect you from that. Protection comes in the form of proving to you that you are exceptionally vulnerable so that you never expose yourself again, using much external evidence to support this, thus dividing you from the world through calculated, showcased superficialities or through private, wounded resentment (shyness). Pride is a step toward integration as internal divisions begin to mend, allowing room for exposure despite vulnerability, yet celebrating or highlighting differences as a means to remain divided from the world.
  12. 10 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2016-02-10 10Q Membership Gratitude Event] MikeClev: This question is about the topic of Generational Karma. Could you describe how being in this "Mature" Age affects that era? How will being in an "Old" Age be different? Thanks. MEntity: During an Age, it tends to be the case that all events funnel into the securing of that Age into the populace. During this Mature Age, it is a process of breaking down barriers, emotional rawness, intensity, expanding boundaries while also strengthening any that have been ignored. It is about bringing about an awareness of collectivity, consensus, negotiation, compromise, and cooperation. Events tend to force the idea that "we are in this together, whether we like it, or not." This will be met with great resistance by those who prefer their own paths that do not account for the consequences upon others. The Mature Age, then, tends to be marked by an escalating intensity that is emotional in nature and brings the population to a turning point that finds a way to soothe those in desperate fear for their individual paths while still gaining collective momentum of empowerment. If this soothing of the younger souls is not addressed, then the turning point can be quite disastrous, but the turning point will come, regardless. At some point during an Age, the turning point comes, either with resistance/pain or with surrender/pleasure. The Old Age would be marked by a building upon or up from the turning point of the Mature Age and aim for how to implement collective responsibility and freedom. It tends to be an Age where true anarchy is in effect to some degree that allows order to rise up from chaos. If the momentum continues as we can see it, this will have been well under way with the advent of digital technology, virtual reality, and augmented reality, as "the world" shifts from geographical and national differentiations to a world organized by ideas and philosophies All boundaries and privacy issues will have long been resolved, and life will not be limited to locality. The Internet is a precursor to the Old Age. There will be those who rise and fight against this by claiming that the quality of life is reduced by emphasizing digital interaction, but this will be met by the Old Age in the same way one might feared that the telephone would remove the necessity for actual contact, or that the use of digital music somehow cannot carry the experience of an actual concert. It will always be true that actual contact is important, but to expand beyond boundaries of geography and locality to form "nations" based in ideas and philosophies rather than territories is a natural progression.
  13. 10 points
    [vals] Can you explain male and female energy how is it used within the body which energy controls what, how does one enhance the experience for either male or female energy. In my case my male energy seems to have been neglected and recently stood up and delivered me a tear to my coronary artery [Michael Entity] Male and Female Energy are simplistic words to describe the differences between Focused, Linear, Productive, Aggressive energy and Unfocused, Non-linear, Creative, Nurturing energy. The only things that are “controlled” by the Male and Female Energies are the biological cycles that keep a fluctuation of dynamic exchange between these two energies. Female Energy runs in cycles of approximately two sets of 14 days (28 day cycles), with 14 days leading up to a pivotal point (the Inspirational/Emotional Cycle) and 14 days leading away from that point (the Expressive/Intellectual Cycle). In the female body, this is easy to track as it relates to menstruation, even if not exactly 28 days in circulation. Male bodies share this same process, but without the obvious physical symptoms. Male Energy runs in 21 Day Cycles, divided into 3 sets of 7 days, with one Cycle being the Expressive/Intellectual Cycle, one being the Action/Moving Cycle, and one being the Assimilative/Neutral Cycle. Male bodies mostly show the symptoms of these cycles in the obvious Action Cycle where testosterone is produced more and sexual activity rises. Females experience these cycles as well. The differences between the 21 days and the 28 days allows for some constantly unique variations of proportion within the body at any given time for each individual. Beyond this, the energy is not controlling anything, but is an accessible energy that is controlled by the fragment. However, when the energy is denied or blocked, physical symptoms can show up as a means to get the energy flowing again. This energy is impossible to block for long, since it is a life force. When blocked, it will show up within one of the contexts relevant to the energy (emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual), or the body will die. Ways to increase the acceptance of Male Energy are to get dirty, to make plans, to think in terms of future outcomes. Ways to increase the acceptance of Female Energy are to clean, trust the moment, and allow room for all possibilities. There are many other ways to increase Male or Female energy acceptance, such as emotional vulnerability and communication (female) and sexual gratification and flirtation (male), etc.
  14. 9 points
    This material was obtained by Nan in a private session with Troy on December 3, 2015. Nan: I seem to find this Entity (C2/E2) is comprised of multiple Essence Roles? Can you enumerate the Roles in Cadre 2, Entity 2, and the number of fragments of each of these roles? MEntity Your Entity is comprised of 1029 fragments. It is one of the "perfect" entities that complies to the default structure of an entity. There are Sages, Scholars, Priests, and Artisans comprising this entity. There are no "wild cards." There are 343 Sages, 343 Scholars, 196 Priests, and 147 Artisans. Currently 87 are Cycled off from your Entity, and 918 are incarnated. *** Note from Janet: Nan said that after she posted this information in a conversation on eTLE, multiple people -- including Troy -- responded that they were sure there are Servers in this Entity. If you have material about C2E2 that indicates different roles in C2E2 than what Michael gave above, please point me to it. We can update this topic as needed. Maureen provided the following about the Trudeaus, as received in a POF: MEntity: JUSTIN - this is the charismatic 2nd Level Old Server-cast Sage of Cadre 2, Entity 2 with a Goal of Submission in Passion Mode and an Attitude of Spiritualist. MEntity: PIERRE - this is the Server-Cast King of Cadre 2, Entity 2 with a Goal of Dominance in Passion and an Attitude of Pragmatist. I suggest that someone with a more vested interest in C2E2 might ask for clarification from Michael at some point.
  15. 9 points
    Task Companions Q: Can Michael say more about this topic such as: how many appear in a lifetime and how they can be recognized. (how different from a normal working relationship? ) and anything else that fits with the topic. FROM MICHAEL: [10-8-2007] Because the bond that defines the relationship between Task Companions is mathematical and energetic, it is difficult for Personality to identify and validate these relationships of Essence. For the most part, they are NOT different from other relationships and, in fact, are often not a direct part of the life. For instance, your Task Companion may be in a position in another part of the planet that makes the difference between something being accomplished and not being accomplished as part of your Task, simply by his or her decision, choices, or actions. Task Companions do not have to be within physical proximity. The key is in the dynamic generated by the mathematical resonance and the shared emphasis on a Task that may or may not require each other's proximity. That being said, when one does meet a Task Companion, validation can come in the form of simply "knowing," which is easily dismissed, or more tangibly in the enthusiasm over a shared idea, venture, project, implementation of an ideal. Task Companions work flawlessly together in a way that is usually unique and obstacle-free for the most part. Task Companions, when there is a task at hand, feel like siblings might feel on the "good side" of sibling love, with familiarity, trust, and unquestioned bonding inherent. However, if one meets a Task Companion that is not part of a shared task for the lifetime, or an abdicated task, the relationship can easily be as riddled with obstacles and challenges as any other. The bond will remain identifiable for most of you, but the relationship can be counter to any productivity or enthusiasm. If Task Companions share a task, they work and play very well together. If Task Companions share no task, or have abdicated a task, there is usually very little to draw each other together beyond Personality dynamics. [1-27-08] Task Companions are part of the primary opportunities brought to a lifetime for ESSENCE RECOGNITION. By this we mean that there is nothing more to discern who they are beyond your sense of rising beyond the limitations of the current lifetime and recognizing this fragment as someone your Essence Recognizes. YOU (as Personality) may not recognize this person, but your souls will recognize each other. Most fragments have at least one Task Companions available within a lifetime, even if that availability is non-physical, such as one being a Guide for one who is incarnate. Most fragments have 3 Task Companions, in general, though not all are available at once or necessary at once. Most fragments will start a cycle of lifetimes with one Task Companion and then "collect" more as the lifetimes progress and bonds are forged. Many have up to 12 Task Companions. The difference that can be most tangible in terms of a Task Companion Relationship is that what you most seek to accomplish IS accomplished BECAUSE of your presence together (which may or may not include physical contact or knowledge of each other's presence). This is not always obvious until far beyond the events that needed to take place for a task to be accomplished. Furthermore, what is often what you "most seek to accomplish" is not always obvious until after the fact, being hidden beneath imprinted paths and directions that are more obvious. We suggest for all of our students to trust that you will navigate to the appropriate proximities of your Task Companions if it is of interest to Essence and if there is a task at hand that is relevant. Being conscious of the process can help nurture your relationship to your Essence, but it is not necessary. Being inviting and open to the presence of a Task Companion can help bring about contact, but one cannot "make it" happen, if that is not a part of the task or relationship. Desire for contact must be mutual, and there is usually at least on parallel where both parties are interested when appropriate and possible for contact to be fulfilled. This is one of the areas that Essence manages and the Personality need only be open to its possibilities through consciousness and "following the heart/gut/truth" of its Being. Task Companions are a relationship of the soul, not necessarily of the Personalities, since the Personalities are ever-new to each other across time, thus the Essence Recognition potential, which is the only true form of evolution we know of within an incarnation.
  16. 8 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2007] [Question]: We've had discussion threads about the different feel to different Channels of You. Is the primary difference due to different fragment groups being accessed within You? [MEntity]: We have elaborated on this question in the past, and will include it with Troy's edited transcript of this session. This may shed a great deal of light on your question. [Note: see excerpt added at end of full transcript] We can say to you now, however, that the accessing of various groups of fragments among us through different channels has the least significance in what you experience as differences. This is often used to explain the differences, but it has little, if no bearing. We are a reunited entity and speak as one, regardless of the representative speaking for us. We are not fragmented into groups and we do not run our communications among us from separate “cubicles” that do not interact or share the same perception. We do not have various personalities and we do not have different things to say from among us. These explanations are conveniences created from various levels of understanding of the process of channels as a means to explain discrepancies and variations of feel and expression, but they are not valid. The primary differences are found in the level of agreement with us for communicating our teaching and the level of presence from the personality conveying our energy, whether verbally or non-verbally. ADDITIONAL CHANNELING: [Question]: Please elucidate on the type of channeling agreements you have with students, Michael? [MEntity]: We have three tiers of Agreements with fragments who work with us in the form of “Channeling.” “Primary Students” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across many lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this current lifetime. Our teaching is used by these students as one of their primary philosophies, if not their only philosophy. “Primary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this lifetime to use our teaching as a primary philosophy, and to help impart our teaching as a primary philosophy by giving us a medium of expression into the physical plane to our Primary Students. “Secondary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate their experimental exposure to our teaching. These fragments will most likely take only parts of our teaching as needed and not use it at a primary philosophy. “Secondary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement to act as our channel, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate these fragments who feel a strong drive to build their own teaching upon our philosophy. (note: Michael has said that most of their channels come from this category). “Tertiary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement and the student may never find valid contact with a channel, but we develop an Agreement to help guide in the use of our teaching as they might choose to use it as a guide for a period of time. “Tertiary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, and these fragments do not have valid verbal channeling skills, but we develop an Agreement to help build those skills, even as he or she may grossly misrepresent himself, herself, or our teachings. In other words, anyone claiming to channel us will automatically find a connection to us, though their ability to hear or convey us may be severely limited, despite their eagerness and sense of connection to us. These channels are most often noted for the valid and powerful “energy work” that is felt from us when working through them, even as the verbal channeling is lacking in clarity or accuracy. “Regulators” are those fragments with whom we have Agreements (which may or may not have been generated before birth) to not only gather tangible records of all works offered by our Primary and Secondary Channels, but to help question, authenticate, and validate (and invalidate) this material. In some cases, there are overlapping Agreements, such as an Agreement to be a Regulator while also being a Primary Channel or Student. Ultimately, we come to all who ask. Our teaching is accessible to anyone.
  17. 8 points
    This information is from Cadre 1 Design, which Troy cautioned should not be used as a definitive reference but should be used as a basis for further validation. Entity 2: 1275 Fragments/176 Cycled off (at present date, 815 incarnated) 392 Sages/343 Artisans/7 Servers/49 Scholars/15 Warriors/21 Priests/98 Artisans/98 Kings/49 Sages/49 Artisans/98 Priests/56 Sages (6 Wild Card Priests)
  18. 8 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2015] [Question] It is well known that events on the Physical Plane are linear in time, yet it has been mentioned several times that events on the Astral Planes and above are non-linear, as well as a future on this physical plane parallel in which technology may allow there to be instances of non-linear time. Could you please explain in further detail this concept of non-linear time, and how it works around the concepts we know of as special and general relativity, particularly temporal causality? [MEntity] The concept of non-linear time is best understood in vertical terms rather than horizontal terms, if you will. Linear progression happens “all the way” up and returning to Tao. Linearity is not lost, it is simply not the only perspective. The past is still the past, and the future is still the future, and the present is still the present. However, to help one imagine the concept that is often referred to as non-linear time, we would refer to the imagery or a 365 Day Wall Calendar. Within the Physical Plane, “you” exist within one of the boxes representing the Day. You progress from box to box, day to day, and there is very limited perception of the entirety of the year in front or in back of your point of reference. [Question] so would it be correct to say that as you move up vertically, you see more and more on how actions in the present effect the future, but future events cannot affect the past, so to speak? [MEntity] From the Astral Plane, time is still quite linear in experience, except that it could be said that you have the equivalent of a clear view of the Month, rather than the limitation of the Day. From the Causal Plane, the view is more like being able to see the entirety of the wall calendar for the Year. [Question] So you observe the events simultaneously, rather than individually? [MEntity] Yes, the comprehension, experience, and perception of events is not linear, even though the progression of events are. This is why we use the differentiation between horizontal and vertical: it is merely a matter of perspective that allows for the experience of non-linear aspects. [Question] Wouldn’t that interfere with choice though, if an action is seen to create an undesired outcome? [MEntity] No, it would not interfere with choice, but enhance it. Even within your single box, or your single day, you learn from experience how to anticipate the outcome of a choice before it is acted upon. Your capacity to anticipate within a day could be likened to our capacity to see probabilities on the metaphorical scale of the year. To be clearer in our response, we would have to include one more dimension of consideration with our visual. In “reality” there is never one calendar on that wall, but a multitude of calendars superimposed one over the other, over the other. The progression that one makes throughout the “year” would “weave” among those calendar layers, if you will. Each calendar layer representing a probability from the moment. Your choices determine what layer of calendar you are living. For instance, your choice to lash out in defense against an offense vs generating a creative, peaceful solution might be the difference between one layer and another layer of the year’s calendar day. [Question] Is this how parallels are constantly splitting off, based on the infinite number of choices that can be made? [MEntity] Yes. Our analogy of the Calendar Layers would be the equivalent of Parallels, or Dimensions. This is why when one might ask about a past life at one point in the current life, there may be a list of pasts that are linearly linked to the current life’s moment, but at another point in the life, that moment may have a very different set of linear links to the past, because it is resonant to a different layer of the calendar now. [Question] Though we do not see it on the physical plane, is it possible for us to jump around on different levels based on our choices, or new choices, or are we “stuck” on the same calendar? [MEntity] Shifting Parallels (calendars) happens on a regular basis, and happens on different scales from the Personal to the Global. Personal shifts in parallels can be generated through the accumulation of DECISIONS that then lead to pivotal CHOICES. We differentiate Decision from Choice. A Decision could be akin to HOW one takes the next step, and CHOICE is WHERE one takes the next step. Most Decisions create a path, and that path leads to a Choice. And that Choice can lead to generating a new parallel, or merging with another parallel. We will conclude this response with the clarification that the concept that “everything happens at once” should not be taken as a literal concept, but rather as a description of the capacity to comprehend on larger scales. For instance, when we said that all Roles within an Entity are “cast at once,” we did not mean this literally, but more in the same way that one might say that in the course of a day of baking, the chocolate chip cookies were all baked at once, and the ginger snaps were baked at once, etc. Even on the scale of Tao there is order, and that order has a progression, regardless of how massive the scale of comprehension. Time is simply a means for creating “space” within denser dimensions to allow for comprehension of progression.
  19. 7 points
    [Extracted from a personal blog posted in February 2014.] Janet: ... I must ask about the 'coincidence' of [three co-workers] having a goal of Dominance. MEntity: Often those who wish to learn a new facet of use/aim for Dominance will congregate to showcase that which is appealing, that which is not, and then to calibrate one's own Goal to be more personal than simply driven. This is true of all Goals, actually. Acceptance will congregate. Submission, Discrimination, etc. Janet: That makes sense. It would be interesting to poll other students to validate this. MEntity: To be clear, this is not meant in terms of "all Acceptance will be drawn together" or "all Growth will be drawn together," but meant more in terms of "if another facet of Acceptance is sought to be practiced/discovered/aimed for, then there would tend to be congregation," etc. Some Goals, such as Acceptance, are more prone to consistent congregation than other Goals, such as Flow. Janet: It must be somewhat unusual for those in Dominance to congregate. MEntity: Actually, it is not as uncommon, since Goals such as Discrimination, Acceptance, and Dominance tend to become quite tunnel-visioned.
  20. 7 points
    [This material is from one student's private sessions that occurred on September 23, 2008 and April 9, 2012.] MEntity: We would describe you as having a Solar/Lunar/Mercury Body Type. SOLAR (general appearance) Shape: light, lean, fit, androgynous. Skin: clear, fine, pure. Eyes: sparkly, bright, large. Hair: thick, wavy, dark, silky. ... each Body Type carries with it a Primary SHAME for the life, or a Self-Karmic aspect that tends to be an obstacle. As your Primary Body Type could be said to be SOLAR, your issues would relate to your NEEDS. This would mean that this life may carry with it the questions of how to go about satisfying the NEEDS of your body, not only in terms of diet and exercise, but in terms of sex, pleasure, and stimulation. Asking for help, allowing touch, sensation, and anything related to the Body's Needs may be an issue. This can show up as resistance to the needs of the body or as an extreme indulgence. Q: Primary shame for Solar are issues related to my needs, what are the primary shame for Lunar and Mercurial? MEntity: Usually, only the Primary Body Type is the one that has the issue, and that Primary Body Type is either the type with the highest percentage, or the one most obvious in appearance. ...Technically, your Primary is Solar. It has a low percentage because Solar can never really have a high percentage. It is the mediator of other planetary symbols and influences, so it always tends to merge with the qualities of the others. Think of it as the Sun's light converting into and supporting the myriad of life forms on Earth.
  21. 7 points
    This information is from Cadre 1 Design, which Troy cautioned should not be used as a definitive reference but should be used as a basis for further validation. Entity 7: 1177 Fragments/742 Cycled off (at present date, 435 incarnated) 343 Priests/49 Sages/343 Servers/98 Scholars/98 Servers/14 Kings/98 Artisans/21 Warriors/47 Sages/17 Artisans/49 Priests (2 Wild Card Artisans, 4 Wild Card Priests) Note from Janet: In a private session for DavidB, Michael indicated that this entity has 1177 fragments but 1183 positions: the first two sides of the entity have 392 positions, and the third side has 399 positions.
  22. 7 points
    This was originally posted by MikeClev on 10/21/15. Could you please find and describe the Oversoul name for C1E3. Could you describe where the name comes from, what it means to the entity. [MEntity] The Oversoul of this Entity has come to be FINGAL, or FINN, and refers to a recent Scholar's lifetime from a fairly recent 18th Century in which many fragments from the Entity helped that Scholar to bring to publication many of their stories from across lifetimes. These are known as Ossian, and if members of Entity 3 read the works, there may be memories there. This was an experimental lifetime that was quite exciting to consider for an Entity to collaborate in its stories carried forward through word of mouth and eventually collected in one place. It is considered one of the more magical and fun experiences that this Entity has had as a cohesive consciousness before any necessity for that cohesion.
  23. 7 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2009] [Question] While you’ve said many times that the essences within the first two humanoid Energy Rings have been ensouling into the physical plane for 6 million years, it’s hard to grapple with that number when the human form we use has only been around for perhaps 60,000 years. You’ve also said that these essences started out incarnating elsewhere, on Sirius. Is this time gap due to this earlier start and then waiting to adapt to the new humanoid form found on this planet? Also, what was the average soul age of those who did begin incarnating onto earth from the first two Energy Rings? [Michael Entity] It is not accurate that the human form you recognize as your evolutionary ancestors is merely 60,000 years old, but more that evidence has only been found (and publicly-made) that can be understood and evaluated within a limited time frame. There are anomalies that we see may eventually find substantial positions within your scientific history at some point. For now, those anomalies are set aside. However, it is accurate that there was a long “gap” between the shift from Sirius System and bodies to your current planet and bodies. Bodies had to be found that were similar to the original bodies and then manipulated to a point where Sentience could be sustained. There will always be that “missing link” in your evolutionary theories due to this transfer and manipulation. The average soul age of those who started in Sirius and then moved to The Milky Way were Infant. The only reason your species became endangered in Sirius was because of the gaining of Sentience. Once Sentience sets in to a species, behaviors change rather drastically. [Comment] I thought Sirius was part of the Milky Way. [Michael Entity] You are correct. We will clarify that with “a move from the Dog-Star/Sirius System to the Solar System.” [Question] So, it’s not uncommon for a newly sentient species to become endangered? [Michael Entity] It depends on the dominant Sentience already in place. [Question] Are the Pleiadians going to help us on earth? Are they already? [Michael Entity] In the case of the shift from Sirius system to the Solar System, most of the reigning sentience were early Young at the time. Those that are considered “Pleiadians” were instrumental in forcing your sentience to move to a safer location. They preferred your being made extinct, but the animal rights networks fought for your protection and transference. Part of their telepathic contact now is to help remedy that sentient faux pas, though they still feel a repulsion toward your species to a great extent. The same situation may happen between your sentience and Gorillas as they grow in sentient numbers. The realization of their intelligence and sentience could lead to a rather amazing relationship, along with a strong rooting of the Maturity of your species, or potentially to another round of mass slavery. One of the “worst” things any sentience can do in the scheme of things is to destroy or interfere with another sentience. We would think that humans inherently understood this by now, but that remains to be seen as a realization among the masses. The Mature Soul paradigm may bring about that empathy and awareness. [Comment] Gorillas are so endangered, it’s highly likely that they will fail to achieve the numbers they need to remain here. [Michael Entity] Gorillas will continue their ensoulment, even if not in all parallels. There will be at least one parallel for this to happen.
  24. 7 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-05-07] [Lightspring] Could you suggest exercises or information that would aid with the ability to let go of expectation(s)? [Michael Entity] Yes: to allow yourself the freedom of expectations. This is the only means you have for learning to navigate your expectations. To “let go” of expectation is about as useful as giving up your legs; yes, it can be done, but mobility is not enhanced by doing so. Embracing your expectations is to embrace your inner map. However, the expectations that are often felt to be so compelling are simply not the truth of that inner map. To allow the embrace of those expectations can often then reveal the truth of this, and allow for more appropriate desires to lead the way. Expectation is neutral. Your ability to use the tool of expectation is a spectrum. There is a negative form of expectation and a positive form. To expect that the sun will rise can be seen to be quite natural. To expect a loved one to conform to your ideals is quite another end of the spectrum. In this case, it could then be said that TRUST is the positive pole of Expectation and DEMAND is the negative pole. To demand that the sun rise as you will it in the middle of the night is as fruitless as forcing upon another your ideals. To trust that your loved one can find his or her own path of expression and truth despite your ideals is as beautiful an expectation as one that allows the sun to rise on its own. If there is pain involved in your experience of expectation, it is quite likely that it is in the realm of DEMANDS. In this case, one must do the work of exploring WHY one would have such demands and then allow room for a shift of attention. In most cases of DEMAND, or painful expectation, one is in a self-karmic cycle of punishment, either upon the self or upon another. There is a perpetual investment in the Demand until there is vindication. To understand that this is a cycle of punishment will often allow room for the true inner map to be found and a new peaceful navigation to be found. To understand that this is a cycle of punishment is to surrender to the truth that “you will never be right.” When Expectations are painful, when they are DEMANDS, you can never be right. You can only impose your will, if that, but you will never be right. To grasp the reality that there may be more to you than being right can be a disturbing buoy to free oneself from. But there is so much more to you. Demands lead to unfulfilled expectations, which is a root of anger, which is a form of punishment. It is quite obvious to most of you as to where you are Demanding and where you are Trusting. Free yourselves to navigate more gently, softly, and you will find your expectations have clues, motivations, and magnetism within them that are a part of your true inner map. NOTE: We use the statement “you will never be right” as it relates to this particular experience, not as an implication that there is actually a wrong or right.
  25. 6 points
    This material was obtained by Geraldine on July 1, 2013. How many Harmonies does our Design have? Within the Design, how many Spheres have cycled off or nearly so? ... I've calculated that a Harmony is about 1.64 billion. [MEntity] Our Design is a full 7 Harmonies of over 12 billion Fragments. The cycling off process is not as orderly as the arrival process, so there are no complete Spheres cycled off, in terms of sequential or mathematical organization, but in terms of quantifying the number of cycled off, this would be approximately 6,000,000,000. Nearly all fragments who can incarnate have been incarnating. A Harmony, by the way, is approximately 1.8 billion fragments.
  26. 6 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2002] [ClaireN] Do some spiritual practices promote access to the higher centers, such as Devotion (Bhakti) to the higher emotional center, or concentration to the higher intellectual? If so, please elucidate. [M_Entity] There are many “spiritual” practices that promote accessing of the Higher Centers. Some are more refined than others, and some are more inclined toward meaningless access, but the impact of the access can be profound, in any case. We would say that “Bhakti” is quite capable of encouraging access to the Higher Emotional Center, as well as the festive Southern Baptist Church vocal orgies. The act of Concentration can truly refine your access to the Higher Intellectual Center, as can the various versions of “speaking in tongues,” particularly in the churches of Pentecostals. Physical Sexual contact with awareness, which is part of Tantra, can move a fragment to Higher Moving Centered access, as can Shamanism practices. As we suggest these correlations, we do not suggest they are the ONLY means of “spiritual practices” that can access these Centers, nor do we suggest they will work for all fragments who would choose to pursue them. A car accident or serious illness can work as well as a long-term pursuit and discipline. If the interest is there, we would of course be able to comment on the many varying practices and disciplines in terms of how inclined they are toward access and refinement of access to the Higher Centers. We can suggest noting this as a possible subject of discussion in future exchanges.
  27. 6 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2010-08-04] [Geraldine] I feel as though I’m floating through in between Internal Monads. But, I suspect that’s not quite possible, too. Where am I in the process? [MEntity] Your description is one way of describing such an experience as not being in an Internal Monad. Internal Monads are not back-to-back. Your 5th Internal Monad is complete. Your 6th Internal Monad is the comprehension of the onset of what it is that will help you exit the life. In other words, now that the 5th Internal Monad has been fulfilled, and in the positive pole, you are simply not “working on” anything, and the point of that positive pole fulfillment is the enjoyment of what you have built from it. [Geraldine] thank you — it definitely feels that way [MEntity] This “floating” sensation is actually the result of losing all attachments to not only your own ideas about who you “should be, or should have been,” but to the ikons, attachments, and cording relative to others who had made such determinations about you. You are truly free.
  28. 6 points
    [Excerpt from Martial Nature Body Type] Bobby: For the rest of my time, would you expand upon the Martial/Nature body type for me like you did the Lunar/Nature body type for VIP? I'd like to add mine to the pool of info that is being gathered on the different body types. You started that off for him with something like "At the heart of the Lunar Body Type is a struggle with..." and continued on from there so I'm looking for something similar except for Martial/Nature. Based upon what he got, this may even be report option for Troy to offer. MEntity: We understand. To start out with your requested phrasing, we might say that at the heart of the Martial Body Type is struggle (and strength) of constantly navigating through life by assessing what NOT to do. The Martial Body Type is an Active body type, so it is naturally seeking stimulations, pleasures, experiences, etc, but it is an Active Negative Body Type, so it tends to focus more on what NOT to do, than on what TO DO. This might be the like the difference between emphasizing NOT to touch the hot burner, NOT to spill the hot water, NOT to bump the pot off of the burner, and having all of this emphasized out of proportion to the joy of having tea. There is a constant process of self-monitoring, self-consciousness, even to the point of micro-managing, but always on the side of what SHOULD NOT be done. This can lead to great amounts of defensiveness and reactionary outburst that are always just below the surface of the skin, particularly provoked if there is direction or correction given that is repeating what is already a part of the strict, Martial navigation. Martial Nature does not mind being informed of something new to do or not to do, but do not respond well to being told what to do or not to do if he or she is already doing or not doing that. Bobby: LOL MEntity: This Nature is a strength, as well, if this is processed compassionately and gently as a form of navigation. When it is processed as a strength, it is merely a standard of integrity and responsibility. If this standard of integrity and responsibility is owned, and managed compassionately and gently, it also frees the fragment from expanding the range of the micro-managing, critical, and constant assessment of what others are doing wrong, or doing that should not be done. Often the Martial Nature will distract itself from its own constant self-criticism by moving that outwardly, even if privately, to those of others. What the Martial Nature eventually learns is that knowing what NOT to do is learned precisely BY DOING WHAT NOT TO DO. Do not touch the hot burner was not learned by being told not to touch it. It was learned by touching it. In fact, if a Martial Nature is told what not to do, and he or she has not learned not to do it through doing it, then the thing that was told not to do becomes quite distracting to DO. So it can be quite a volatile form of navigation for the Martial Nature. If he is told what not to do when he already know what not to do, it can be offensive. If he is told what not to do when he has not even done it, then he will be compelled to do it so he knows not to do it. On his or her own. The Martial Nature processes experiences via the Adrenals, and because of this can develop an enduring, high tolerance for stress that is not familiar to any other Body Type. It can be quite foreign to the Martial as to how others can be so upset, so thrown off, so disoriented by the simplest of struggles or challenges when measured against their own capacity for managing stress. The way the Martial Nature learns empathy for this is through his or her own "meltdowns" and reactions. If there can be drawn a connection between their own breaking point for stress, and calibrate this to understand that others may simply have different points, then the empathy can come. Martial Nature may develop more endurance for stress, but even they have breaking points, and, ironically, these may come even more often than they do for others, but the Martial Nature will justify their own over those of others, because they usually handle stress quite well, so it is presumed there must be a valid reason for their reaction when it is not handled well. Bobby: lots of LOLs here :-) MEntity: For this reason, the older soul in a Martial Body Type will tend to bond with, or surround herself or himself with, those who have difficulty managing stress, to not only learn more about compassion and patience and kindness for the variation in stress management, but also to keep his or her own breakdowns from being too showcased.
  29. 6 points
    [Excerpted from Michael Speaks: Living as Essence.] MEntity: Today we will speak to you about "living as Essence," or "manifesting Essence," which essentially translates into living from the Positive Poles of your Overleaves. What we will share today is relative to the Essence Roles, so your particular dynamic of Overleaves is not relevant to how one's Essence Manifests, as there are consistencies to the core qualities of each Role. However, because of your own Overleaves' dynamics, you may find variations on what we share. ... If one thinks of each life being a story, then what we can do to help each of you understand how you live as Essence is to put this in light of the story of your life. ... We will begin with SERVERS: For Servers, the question for helping to determine the degree to which the Personality is living as Essence might be found in the question: IS THIS THE STORY I WANT TO SHARE? For Servers, the concept of sharing in the life story is vital. Servers wish deeply and sometimes desperately to share his or her story. The Servers want their stories to be shared, but there is a craving for that to be with just one person, one trusted, confident person. This passive or active wait for the "right person" to share in the life story can keep the Server in a state of limbo for a long time. They will share a little with some, with a few, and depending on the Overleaves, share this openly or with more guardedness, but the sense of truly sharing the story is kept out of sight until that "right person" is found. This can lead the Servers to be over-sharers or under-sharers. In an effort to share, Servers can share in the most mundane and tedious of ways that mimic sharing, but does not truly let sharing happen. It is just to fill the space and time between themselves and another person. On the other hand, some Servers may barely make themselves known even in the midst of a crowd, just to avoid sharing because it is deemed pointless unless it is truly sharing. So Servers can tend to share in ways that either speak to desperation, or they can share in ways that speak to loneliness. So if the Server can ask, "IS THIS THE STORY I WANT TO SHARE?" the Server can be more conscious of the story being shared. Do I really want a story of loneliness shared? Do I really want a story of desperation shared? Keep in mind that we are using the term "share" here very specifically. And this is where the Server can find he or she is leaving Essence out of the picture. Because the Server can get so caught up in protecting or pushing his or her own story, that he or she forgets that there are so many other stories around him or her. She forgets that she can ask about others' stories. She forgets that sharing is not one-sided. The more a Server can find pleasure in the stories of others, the more the Server finds that he or she can share in various ways, not just in one preconceived and protected way. So for the Server to live as Essence, the Server must aim for a way to SHARE in the story, not just wait for someone to share it with, or scatter the sharing so much that it is empty.
  30. 6 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: September 2000] [echoprime] Do our pets (primarily dogs and cats) share a telepathic connection with us? (I'm thinking specifically of the morning I thought I “heard” my black cat, Solo, say my name.) [Michael_Entity] Yes, but more accurately, they are telepathic EXTENSIONS of you. Though domestic animals do have distinct individualities, their “personalities” are the extensions of one or more Overleaves of the most bonded caretaker. If you “heard” your name from your cat, it is not uncommon for the animal to use a kind of telepathic medium to grab the attention of the caretaker. We remind you, as well, if you are interested in any form of off-planet communication with alien sentience, Cats are the most viable accessible vehicle for that communication.
  31. 6 points
    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.
  32. 5 points
    [Excerpt from OMW: Your Future and You] [EricM] This may have already been discussed, but I'd like to know what suggestions or ways this concept of time can help someone in the throes of Sentimentality or worry about the future or perhaps those recovering from an experience that leaves them anxious or Sentimental. I ask because I've been working on this myself, and have seen others going through it, and it can feel incredibly daunting...very much like you are a product of time or 'ruled' by it [MEntity] Eric, this solution would go back to the simple mapping among the Centers for return to a Positive Pole. In this case, turning to Insight or Productivity can help one to return to Perception. In other words, using the Positive Pole of the Intellect, INSIGHT, can help one to ask, "what am I learning from this?" "What did I learn from this?" "What can I take from this?" This line of questioning inherently ignites Perception without threat of abandoning the symbolism, freeing one from the lockdown in the past. Or using the Positive Pole of the Moving Center, PRODUCTIVITY, to ask, "what can I do with this?" "What will I do with this experience?" "What do I do with this now?" DOING something with what you remember, or LEARNING something from what you remember, brings you back into Perception.
  33. 5 points
    [Excerpted from OMW: Manifesting Power] MEntity: We will discuss the concept of Power with you today. First, we will clarify what is meant by Power in our teaching, which we think is a meaning that extends to include most uses of the word. In our teaching, Power is an Expression Axis term. This is because Power can come from any number of sources and be implemented through any number of methods, but it requires Form, Expression, for it to be in existence. All terms on the Expression Axis require a move into Form for existence. The terms we choose for our Overleaf system are part of every individual life in some way, even as each Personality is a particular combination of emphasized terms. For example, one grows in a lifetime even if one does not have a Goal of Growth. Each fragment will have to contend with his or her relationship to Power, even if the Mode is not Power. Power is a spectrum that describes one's presence. The form of any kind of Power can range from between violent oppression that destroys to a quiet lucidity that awakens. Each Essence comes with a kind of built-in source of Power. How that comes into form is up to that fragment, and we have seen that every fragment will explore the entire range from violence to lucidity. Each Essence Role has a specific source or style of Power. We will share these with you, now. Keep in mind that Power is either GENERATED or EXTRACTED. There are other terms that could be used to describe these, but these terms will do. Power either comes from within, or without. Power that comes from within is regenerative and unlimited. Power that comes from without is dependent and limited. Keep this in mind as we describe the various Power of each Role. ... SCHOLARS SCHOLARS carry with them the Power of INFORMATION. The Power of Information is the means of providing missing, valuable, and important facts. When this Power is dependent and extracted, it can show up as TRIVIA. This is the expounding of facts without context, value, importance, or meaning. When Power shows up like this for the Scholar, it can trivialize their power, prompting them to expound even further as an effort to amplify that power as it weakens. It can also show up as trivializing others in their sharing of facts and information. When this Power is from within and regenerative, it shows up as TIMING. This is the Power of Information as "perfect" timing. It is the availability of information and facts as they are needed, wanted, and in context. When facts are expounded upon without timing, it is trivia.
  34. 5 points
    [This is a duplication of the major topic in Michael Speaks: Education. The transcript identifies it as part 1, but there has never been a part 2 as of July 2017.] February 7, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Education Part One [M_Entity] The topic of Education is a broad one. We will be sharing some basic considerations we believe would help fragments begin a life with optimum potential and development of personal tools. “Education” begins within 48 hours of Physical Birth. The Body is a complete sensory unit and focal point “into” the Physical Plane for Essence at that time. We say the Body is “complete” as a sensory unit at that time because, relative to later influences, certain senses may or may not be heightened or diminished over time. For the first 7 years of a life, in general, the Essence gradually “moves in.” Essence does not live through the Body before that period of time, though there are exceptions. During the first 7 years, past life Personalities of relevance, as well as Essence, “care” for the Body and direct it and those fragments of importance around it for as many opportunities for imprinting as possible. When we say the “Essence and past Personalities direct those of importance,” we do not imply this is done through deceit or imposition. It is done through Agreement formation and fulfillment in most cases, or Karma. However the Body is cared for and guided, between the ages of 2 and 3 the Centering has become habit. This then would become one of its Overleaves. This is the first Overleaf of importance in determining the beginnings of Education on a higher level than primal. Children, then, can easily be said to be from three basic groups: Moving Centered, Intellectually Centered, and Emotionally Centered. There are, of course, those who are Instinctive Centered, and we will address these rare fragments another time. If intentional Education is addressed to fragments before the age of 7, it is helpful to acknowledge their primary Centering during that time as the priority. Moving Centered children, indicated many times by Physical symptoms in the skin (barring basic “diaper rash”) and tendencies to hit, bounce, stand, and/or pull more strongly, would gain more from focus on toys that encourage the EARS or HEARING. Intellectually Centered children, indicated many times by far more vocalizations, screaming, and “tantrums,” would do well with an emphasis on toys that require physical contact, touching. Emotionally Centered children, indicated many times by more quiet, smiling, and “good” babies, would do well with an emphasis on toys which require balance, combining, and color. (Emotionally Centered children see color far earlier than other children.) Before we continue, we will pause for questions about educating children up the age of 7. Are there any questions? [ClaireN] How does the environment affect learning? [M_Entity] If you consider the basic route of education for the child under 7 years of age, then it could be said that any emphasis on the more distracting influences could diminish learning. It could also be said that an OVER emphasis can be damaging. For instance if an Emotionally Centered child has a focus on Hearing, they may lose the important development from the more complementary route of Color, Balance, and Combining. Then again, if they are overexposed to harsh colors and chaos, they may tend to inhibit all interest in anything to complement their Centering. If an Intellectually Centered child has more of a focus on Hearing and Music, for another example, they may lose the important shaping from the more complementary need for Touch and Physical Interaction; though if they are carelessly touched, or indifferently cared for, they can be greatly damaged. As you can see, most caretakers intuitively provide ALL of the possible complementary toys and methods for education. But we can say that if an emphasis of a healthier development is a consideration, the more specific suggestions are important. Did this answer your question? [ClaireN] Yes, thank you. [M_Entity] You may have noticed that what we have suggested as educational focus is not primary to the Centering that is developing. Instead, it is complementary in that the emphasis will create a contrast to create a “rounding out” of the Center, creating less of an opportunity for the Center to live in a TRAP or PART, later. By the Age of 7, the Part is a habit. The greater the comprehension and strength of the Center by that time, the less it depends on a Part, but instead, uses ALL Parts appropriately. From the Age of 7, the focus of Education would best be geared toward defining the “Primary Essence Influence.” We say “Primary Essence Influence” because Essence may or may not be supported by the Overleaves as they rest on a predominate Axis. When it comes to a lifetime, especially before the 4th Internal Monad, the Personality, as the OVERLEAVES define it, is the most important concern, not necessarily the Role of Essence. Emphasizing discovering the Personality and its focus is key in allowing Essence to manifest as clearly and consistently as possible later in life. With that being said, it must be considered that past the age of 7, Education must address 3 very vital areas of the Personality: The Goal, the Mode, and the Attitude. Currently, those with an emphasis on Overleaves resting on the Inspiration, Expressive Axes are lost to the emphasis on the Moving and Assimilative Axes. Creative, Inspiring activities and outlets are not available in any meaningful way until after what is called High School, in most cases. Because the system is focused on only supporting only the Moving or Assimilative Axes, even if programs are in place for Expression and Inspiration, they are ridiculed, belittled, and under-funded, separating that group of Personalities in potentially detrimental ways. We suggest an overhaul of this basic inconsiderate system of education by not only creating methods of teaching that accommodate each Axis, but also accommodate each area of important development in terms of the Goal, Mode, and Attitude. This would mean teaching children from the primary axis of Inspiration through methods that encourage Emotional associations, feelings, and intuition. Teaching children from the primary axis of Action to be taught through sports, physical interaction, and tactile methods. Teaching Expressive Axis children through stories, expression, acting, communication, art, performance and stage. This is highly simplistic, but we realize the time frame we have through this channel is limited. Using the appropriate methods based on Axis, the school “day” would then be emphasized in 3 segments, each focusing on either the Goal, Mode, or Attitude. This basically means developing and encouraging the basic tendencies and interests of the child as he or she has shown interest (the goal), teaching the very basics of intimacy, sexuality, relationships, and exposure to varying cultures (the Mode). Teaching the 7 basic philosophies on the planet (the attitude). We cannot emphasize enough the importance of teaching the 7 basic philosophies before or during the teen years. If there is one, single aspect of education that condemns a society to unhealthy development and division, it is in the lack of understanding your own personal perceptions/philosophy and those of others. We will add here that we have not forgotten the Assimilative Axis. This Axis, of all of them, is the most adaptable and would gravitate itself toward the Axis most meaningful at varying points of development. The irony is in the “backward” approach to using, instead, the whole of Assimilation as the means to teach, rather than allowing those who are naturally Assimilative to adapt. We will pause here for questions, noting that this topic is far from concluded here, though the time is running out. If there are no more questions, we will conclude here. [JNelson] How do the Overleaves figure into how to teach a specific subject matter that a culture has already decided to teach? For instance, how would you teach Inspiration or Emotionally inclined fragments about math? [M_Entity] The premise of a subject would not change. In the case of Math, of course the focus must be on objects and their relation to each other. For each Axis, it is not necessarily that the means to teach would vary so wildly, but that the emphasis in the environment would change. For instance, the Inspirational children would learn Math based in an environment that is less structured, more intuitive, and made room for feelings. The Expressive children would learn through socializing, acting out the theories in story or song, and playing. A stereotypical classroom for the Inspirational children would be calmer, working with 3 dimensional representations, and using discussion, guessing, and emotional language. A Stereotypical classroom for the Expressive children would be boisterous, loud, using humor, food, and smells and lots and lots of personal associations to learn. The difference we propose is that a room with structure, pen and paper, and facing forward, are only specifically beneficial to Assimilation, and secondarily to Action. Beanbags chairs, toys, and stage, regardless of the subject, would keep a Sage’s or Artisan’s attention in any subject all the way through High School. Although we are not complete on this subject, we will conclude here. We will continue this subject at the request of our students, if the interest is there. Good Night.
  35. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2004] [BingeBuddie] I know this may seem like a very basic question, but I have had a hard time validating my role in essence. With so many factors to consider such as casting, ET influence, overleaves, and entity position, etc. is there any definitive way to determine your role? I’ve went with channels in the past, but that causes confusion because it's difficult to tell what one input is as opposed to many inputs, such as Scholar having one and Artisan having 5. One channel Roles (Scholar, King, and Warrior) can concentrate in the midst of chaos right? So that’s kind of what I try to look at. Is that a good indicator? MEntity: No, we would not suggest using your ability to concentrate as your determining factor. The symptom of concentration vs. distraction in terms of Input is another of the simplifications that can happen when first learning about a part of the teaching. While it is true that an Essence with a single input can usually focus more intently in the midst of chaos, the influence of Personality, Imprinting, and Situations can greatly affect that level of concentration. What we would suggest as part of your validation of your Role in Essence is this: First, study the Roles. It is important to truly comprehend each Role. This means moving beyond the stereotypes that are a part of the initial stage of learning. Next, it is important to understand the vital differences between Essence and Casting. Casting affects how you behave “naturally”, how you express yourself to the world on a DAILY BASIS. Your Essence Role is most obviously comprehended in moments where you feel you SHINE. For instance: A Scholar-Cast Sage: In the daily life of this individual he may appear unkempt, distracted, refined, studious, directed, serious, and maybe even a bit out of synch socially, but this fragment would “shine” as soon as he was able to publicly share what he has gained as experiences in a way that was entertaining to at least a small group. A Sage-Cast Scholar, on the other hand, may be dramatic, socially obnoxious, emotional, depressed, extreme, performing, and chaotic in his daily life, but this fragment would “shine” when he is able to wholly comprehend something that can be finalized as a bit of profound personal knowledge. We do not know of a more appropriate word than “shine”. When you are in Essence, you feel complete, “on”, and you usually feel cohesion between your mundane self and your higher self. When we say “shine”, we do not intend to mean that everyone will see this, but rather that the Personality and Essence open to each other and a sense of lightness and wholeness pervade. We explain all of this to you in the context of an Essence having a different Role than Casting, but of course, there ARE Sage-Cast Sages and Scholar-Cast Scholars, but those fragments usually have little confusion as to their Role. Having explained those basic differences between Casting and Role in Essence, you can then figure out your Role or Casting by first determining if you feel you are more exalted or more ordinal in either of those contexts. In other words, in your DAILY LIFE, are you more one-on-one, but when you “shine”, are you surrounded by people? One-on-One might indicate a more Ordinal position, while being inclined toward groups can be an indication of an Exalted position. Once you have determined how you may behave in either context, you can then determine if you feel you are more compelled to have an inspiring, expressive, or active effect on your environment. This will then give you an indication as to the final role description you might be in your Casting or your Essence. For example, you may notice you are naturally more one-on-one in your daily life, thus indicating that you may be Ordinal-Cast, but when you “shine”, you notice you love to be in a group of people in some way, indicating you may be an Exalted Essence Role. Then you would determine if you are more inclined to be expressive, inspiring, or active in your daily life. If you find you are more concerned with inspiring, you could then safely start trying out the idea that you may be SERVER-CAST. When you “shine”, you may find you are more inclined to be expressive, entertaining, and teaching-oriented, which may indicate a SAGE ESSENCE. This would then be a Server-Cast Sage. We realize this can still be very confusing and difficult to determine, but it is a start. Because the Scholar Role is neutral, it can be the most difficult to determine and we would not be able to convey in this format the depth of questioning that would need to be explored for true validation of the Essence or Casting. One of the most important things you can do while studying our teaching and seeking to validate your Role, Casting, Overleaves, Entity, and Essence Twins, etc. is be open to an evolution of your understanding. You may discover that what you believed was inaccurate channeling is actually profoundly accurate to who you realize you are becoming (as you come into your own identity). Or you may discover that your self-determined Overleaves were highly inaccurate in your initial understanding and you now see that you are someone completely different after all. Never feel as if you must conclude who you are. Our system is designed to help you understand who you are, not complicate your self-perception. If you are thoroughly confused, pick a Role, pick your Overleaves, and begin “living with them”. You will begin to see what does and does not hold validity. [BingeBuddie] But would you have to be past the 4th internal monad to judge completely accurately as to what role you are? (not to ask ANOTHER lengthy question) MEntity: It does help to have completed the 4th Internal Monad in the Positive Pole for true self-awareness in terms of Essence, Casting, and True Personality. But then, that is the very crux of having a completion of the 4th Internal Monad in the Positive Pole, so it is not a matter of waiting for that rite to pass before seeking valid self-awareness. We are working with Troy in creating two new ways of determining your own basic profiles: a self-test, and a step-by-step process of elimination method. We believe this will help many of our students. We never sought to have any student dependent on our channels, so this is an important evolution to our sharing of the teachings. We believe we have given you at least some “food for thought” until then.
  36. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Energy Report: July & August 2011] Skepticism is the philosophy of doubt, or questioning through expressive means. When Skepticism is in the Positive Pole, doubt and questioning comes in the form of Investigation, which is an expressive means for gathering information to make more accurate assessments, whereas the Negative Pole of Suspicion is still doubt and questioning, but without the communication and media of expression. Investigation asks the questions, while Suspicion accuses or keeps the questions to himself. WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK YOUR QUESTIONS “out loud.” For those of you who have fallen into doubt as your means of sustaining or defending Dogma, it may be time to ask the questions you fear asking, or asking the questions you may not have considered asking. It may be an important step toward freeing yourself into a more Practical perspective.
  37. 5 points
    12/12/2014 DianeHB: I recently came across the information that it is now widely accepted that a hormone called "insulin-like growth factor 1" (IGF-1), which is produced by the body in greater amounts when animal ("complete") proteins are consumed, speeds up the process of aging in adults and promotes cancer growth. To me this sounds like the biggest reason why large amounts of animal protein has detrimental effects on the human body in the long run, even though it is not the only reason. This information seems to corroborate with the epidemiological studies I've read, which correlated increase the in animal protein consumption with heart disease, diabetes, and various cancers in different populations. I'm wondering if this is the main reason why you've mentioned many times through Troy that animal protein is not optimal for the human body and that our level of consumption is the root of many diseases. MEntity: Responding to your next question: MEntity: The information you have cited is, indeed, a part of the picture of detriment to the human body in terms of consuming as a food source. Eating the flesh of creatures can be useful in terms of survival, but beyond this, the cumulative effects are detrimental. MEntity: There are a number of "reasons," though, that are not addressed in the information cited, but this information describes part of the syndrome of effects. DianeHB: There are a couple other detrimental effects I came across, but they're not as "big" as this one. One was the increase of acidity in the body, which causes the body to use calcium from the bones to balance the pH. DianeHB: Increase of acidity when animal protein is consumed. DianeHB: And another was the increase in uric acid (waste product from breakdown of protein) that is hard on the kidneys in large amounts. MEntity: Because of the current state of the industry, very little can be revealed, or is even pursued as knowledge, in terms of just how detrimental flesh is for the Human body, and how much it contributes to an array of ailments, genetic mutations, cancers, and immune deficiencies. It also contributes to social issues that undermine peace and harmonious means of communication. The effects go much further than immediate health. It affects collective health, as well. MEntity: What you cite is only the "tip of the iceburg." DianeHB: Yeah, there seems to be a lot of denial seeing as I've never heard about IGF-1 until now, and its effects have been studied for decades. MEntity: There is less-detrimental effects from "GMO's" and "processed foods" than there is from animal flesh.
  38. 5 points
    [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.
  39. 5 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2004-12-12] [Tibtyc] Good evening. This is Tibtyc (I think). Michael, do you have humour where you live? Do you laugh a lot, and how? Is humour and/or laughter something universal, or merely terrestrial? Some say Jesus never laughed. Does the Tao laugh, and can we join in the laughter? [Michael_Entity] Yes, we have a sense of humor, though from your perspective it may be quite “dry” or even startling. The known universe (as it exists as part of what we refer to as “TAO”) is built from three primary building blocks that can be described as TRUTH, LOVE, and ENERGY. While Physical, there are biological reactions to the pure experiences of any one of those building blocks. Tears are the biological reaction to Truth; Pleasure is the biological reaction to Love; and Laughter is the biological reaction to Energy (which can be translated as Oneness or Beauty). That which brings you laughter is that which implies a momentary, profound resonance. Some of you may believe that some laughter or humor is cruel, but that is not the case when it is genuine, even if you do not agree with the reasons or “tastes” of someone’s humor. For instance, there are many non-physical entities who find the afterlife of many fragments to be quite humorous, particularly those who have constructed a “Hell”, but this is not a cruel humor. Humor is entirely based on Paradox, which finds its Resolution in Resonance. When some Entities see a fragment flailing in Hell, it is humorous because it is of the fragment’s own making and this self-punishment does not have to be endured, which is the Paradox. The Resolution comes in the slow realization of the fragment that it is not necessary. The Resonance comes in the fact that “we have all been there.” We find many fragments methods of death to be particularly humorous, specifically those of the Expression Axis. We do not have bodies with which to laugh as you would recognize it, but we do “laugh.” [flimflamdamn] er, such as? (Sorry for the interruption but I just have to ask here!) [upstaate] really, such as? [Michael_Entity] One of your more humorous deaths, Leela, was approximately 4000 years ago while living as a brooding hunter who eschewed contact with people as a means to commune with and consume “nature.” [flimflamdamn] don’t tell me, I communed with a poisonous snake, or a bad mushroom. [Michael_Entity] You died on the horns of a buck after several days entangled there. [flimflamdamn] yeesh; ha ha [upstaate] ewe [kittlekats41] well, you did ask. . . [Michael_Entity] We admitted that our humor could be startling. [flimflamdamn] it’s funny too [flimflamdamn] makes me wonder what the buck did! Anyway…. [Tibtyc] But can not humour be paradox-free? Just Recognition… [Michael_Entity] We do not know of genuine humor that is paradox-free. There is always an element of surprise, even with recognition, resolution, and resonance. And finally, if one considers that everything is an extension of Tao, then yes, Tao does experience laughter/humor. We will add that many of you can experience a most profound humor if you stop for one single moment and see the higher perspective of your life, including the drama, pain, and challenges. Sometimes a fragment who is extant can “get” the humor of his or her life and appreciate the absurdity of some of the events. If you can see the humor of your life, you are closer to Home than ever.
  40. 5 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2005-05-01] [freyaisissuz] Michael has said in the past that in the teacher-student relationship we may learn from them and they learn from us. That indicates to me an evolving teaching. Do they still say that is true, and in what ways are we learning from each other today? How are we All doing? [M Entity] Of course we remain learning from you as much as you learn from us. There has come to be known many, many universal truths, routines, patterns, and repetitions that we can easily teach to all of you, but there are always “new” ways to experience life. We will not experience life through a body as you may experience that in your current time frame. We have learned and comprehended a great deal about the Physical Plane, but several of those fragments who have come to be known as our “students” have contributed to our own evolution of understanding the nuances of life on the Physical Plane. For while we are made up of 1050 Essences with an excess of 200,000 lifetimes of experience, there are far more of you collecting data within current times and through different “eyes.” In answer to “how you are all doing,” we would have to say that only you can determine the answer to that question, for we have no investment in a standard against which to measure your lives. [freyaisissuz] Of course that is true ;-), yet in terms of the ‘evolution’ of the teachings? [M Entity] We would say that most of those who claim to be our students have simply found a rest stop and remain stagnant in the comforts of the basic knowledge. Very few of our students actively implement the knowledge we impart. This is not to say that we “mind,” for we do not. We do not impart this information with an expectation. However, for purposes of response to your question, it is valid that few “use” this teaching. As long as there are divisions among those who work with our teaching, we can safely state that there are many who have “missed the point.” “Missing the point,” though, is a valid path of learning and experiencing, and for those fragments who choose that path, other areas of life are the priority. In those instances, it would do those fragments well to consciously acknowledge their true, primary philosophy, so transformation can begin, if they choose. Our teaching runs counter to politics and competition, though its terminology and construct can certainly be used in any arena of life for any purpose, even if counter to the intention. This is not unusual among humans on the path. [freyaisissuz] Point well taken, thank you for that clarification Michael. [M Entity] Many will cloak their true, primary philosophy with the terminology of a more peaceful philosophy, giving room for self-justification and permission for unconscious motives. This is why we suggest identifying the true, primary philosophy, first, if one is truly interested in implementing the philosophy of our own teaching. As with most teachings, the truth can be summed up in a phrase or word, and since ours can be summed up in the phrase “you are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn,” we would say that those who are more concerned with the choices of others, while losing sight of their own, might be “missing the point.” Understanding the motivations, experiences, feelings, reactions, interpretations, within your own ability to choose, is where you will find the most use for our teaching. If that is your choice. We will add something to our response, then. When we refer to your “primary philosophy,” we are referring to two things: Your Attitude and the Structure through which you gather your experiences, such as a teaching, imprinting, cultural biases, etc. Many of our students are greatly influenced by the Young Soul philosophies of your current world, yet are quite unaware of this. In gaining that awareness of influence, the intended philosophies could find stability. When one is using an unconscious philosophy that is counter to the “peaceful, cloaking terminology” of another philosophy, one is in the Negative Pole of the Attitude. [sandt1222] Does that mean there is anything we can or should do to ease tension in the community? [M Entity] The tension among what you call “the community” is merely a reflection of the tension being addressed within each of our students. We do not say this as a new age cliché. Most of our students navigate the Physical Plane through a maze of Young Soul obstacles, battling the want to exclude oneself from “it all,” while wanting desperately to be a part of the game. This is reflected in your community. The division and contention within your “community” is the result of a Young Soul paradigm superimposed over a community of Older Souls who seek nothing beyond that which they have become acclimated… yet. [sandt1222] All these divisions can be physically painful. It does not seem that it “should” be this way. [M Entity] The divisions among your community are based on the very concepts of “individuality” and “specialness,” which are Young Soul philosophies. An insidious fear among many Older Souls who live in your Young Soul paradigm is that they are “not special.” You will find many Older Souls, particularly Mature Souls, among our teaching and among other progressive philosophies, grasping at terms and definitions as a means to desperately capture an image of their specialness. This is a result of Young Soul imprinting from your world, which says that you must prove your “uniqueness” or find some means to stand apart. Many use the Roles and Overleaves and Soul Ages as a means to define these feelings of specialness. Others use Past Life scenarios to compensate for the lack of feeling special. We will clarify that UNIQUENESS is quite different from SPECIALNESS. Uniqueness is what you ALREADY ARE. Specialness is what you THINK YOU SHOULD BE. Uniqueness stands on its own. Specialness requires constant feedback. Many do not care about their uniqueness, and struggle desperately for what could make them special. It could easily be said, then, that the paradigm of Special vs. Not Special (a young soul philosophy) is the root of your community’s division. When your community begins to understand the Uniqueness among all of the groups of study, then your community will have implemented an Older Soul philosophy, and our teachings may have more meaning.
  41. 5 points
    [Excerpt from TT: 2009-12-13] [Bobby2] Since there are/were 3 of us present that are from Entity 6 of Cadre 2 may I have any Biographical information that you have easy access to along with perhaps a Theme or Task for this particular Entity? If that question is too broad, feel free to pick and choose what you think may be helpful. [Michael Entity] It could be said that a common denominator, or theme, among Cadre 2, Entity 6 is that of SENSITIVITY. This Sensitivity can show up in different ways that range from crippling sensitivity to profound healing capabilities. This particular Entity is “touched” by life and experiences in ways that are often difficult to understand by other fragments. This particular Entity is often seen as the “open wound” of the Cadre, where the greatest traumas and extremes are drawn in by the fragments. This openness to life in such a sensitive manner can also lead to an awareness of subtleties that, when harnessed and implemented, can come across as works of “miracles” or profound transformation for those within proximity of that fragment’s life. [Bobby2] Since this is a 6 numbered entity, is that reflective in its Priestly energies in any way? [Michael Entity] It is true there would be “priestly” qualities inherent in the dynamic of any Entity 6, lending it a deep Compassion or a strong Zeal. In addition to that mathematical dynamic, Entity 6 emphasizes the spectrum of experiences between the negative pole of Connection and the positive pole of Harmony. In Connection, the fragments of any Entity 6 may find themselves in positions that pivot other lives, or that they may move from one support or social circle to another throughout the life, always drawing a line of connections among fragments or groups like a “connect-the-dot” exploration. In Harmony, the fragments no longer find themselves splintered among various parts of the life, and/or fragmented by relationships to various people in the life, but find that everything plays a part in an overall Harmony. There is much more that could be said, but we feel this little bit will help add to the understanding of the dynamics of this Entity.
  42. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 2009] [ocean-cheryl] I find myself stuck second-guessing the past, even as I wish to create a better future. Present issues bring up things that I thought had been long resolved, creating a feeling of insecurity. Do you have any specific suggestions for accepting and releasing the “rope of the past”, so one can move more confidently into the future? [Michael Entity] Cheryl, when one realizes that one has not resolved issues from the past, it only serves to hold on to them longer when one chastises oneself for not having already resolved them. You distract yourself with the self-chastising or exasperation and do not simply allow for the reality to be dealt with. It is the equivalent of a friend “bringing things up again” as you roll your eyes and begrudgingly give your attention to her or him. You are simply not present at that point, or at least, there is a delay in your presence. When issues from the past come up “again” it would do you well to remember that if it is up again, it never left. It would also do you well to remember that these things are not imposed upon you, but are a part of your life, a part of your creations, choices, fabric, and are just as valid as any efforts to create a better future. In fact, often when one decides it is time to focus on creating a better future, it can become daunting to find the anchors that are in place that have kept you from doing so all along, but your attention to these is Good Work. It is not punishment or failure. [luluaussi] like the “flaws” found in a handmade rug, see by some as undesirable but are part of the intrinsic beauty that is the rug? [ocean-cheryl] yes, the irregularities are what makes it unique [luluaussi] and do nothing to diminish the beauty of functions either [luluaussi] not sure if that was on point but the image popped into brain… [Michael Entity] It would not be amiss to use the weaving, or crocheting, as an analogy for your process. If a stitch or loop is left out or tangled, it is often desirable to return to that stitch or loop, even if it means unraveling to that point, just to ensure the pattern is to your liking. Often the overall fulfillment of the intended pattern is more rewarding than the frustration of returning to the tangle. It may be annoying in the moment, but if you choose to return to it, it is because you feel the reward of the finished creation is important. So our response to your question would be to remind yourself of that overall reward and fulfillment and that your attention to issues of the past is a part of your creative process. [ocean-cheryl] you could not have used a better analogy…. and i need to remember that often I am the only one who knows where the flaws are [Michael Entity] We have more to say about repetitive patterns arising from the past, but will return to that subject at another time. In the future.
  43. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: August 1999] [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.
  44. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2009] [QUESTION] what is Michael's definition of real purpose / real task / real mission - is this something that is contractual between our essence/and, our fragment and, essence will come in to communicate it to us... it seems that this "real work" occurs for fragments between the 4th I.M. and, 5th I.M., does it have 7 levels of operation ??? and, if so, what are they ??? maybe some people do it before the 4th-and, starting of the 5th - and, do it throughout their lives [Michael Entity] We would think our phrase of "Life Task" may be of relevance here, and we would define that as "the original motivation for the physical form and for the dynamics of the Personality." There are no contracts in this case, but there are intentions and agreements that are helped along by Essence until the Personality is no longer interested. The Life Task is what Essence intended to experience in the lifetime through this particular Personality. What Essence intends NEVER overrides what Personality decides. Essence has no urgency for these intentions because it is fully aware of the fact that it can create another lifetime and body for trying again. In addition to the option for creating new lifetimes for the intent of a task, there are also parallel branches within a single lifetime where, more often than not, at least one version of "you" does co-create the life with Essence and fulfill the task. Essence will never impose its vision upon the Personality beyond the original motivation and design. Most Personalities can determine their Life Task quite easily because it is more often than not something they already do. The Life Task is a primary consideration in the design of Personality, so whether one experiences the fulfillment of that task, or merely develops fruitless habits and patterns, the clues would still be there. If one is not already doing something related to the Life Task, then clues are usually found in what one WISHES one were doing. It is valid that the 4th Internal Monad is usually the stage within the life when a fragment truly questions the alignment of self with soul, or life with essence, or path with presence, depending on the spirituality of the individual. There are 7 stages to the process of fulfilling the Life Task and they correspond to the 7 stages within the 4th Internal Monad. We will include those in the final transcript. [See The 7 Stages of the 4th Internal Monad.] [QUESTION] How is life task related to self karma. Are they the same? [Michael Entity] The Life Task is related to Self-Karma only insofar as Self-Karma is an obstacle to the fulfillment of the Life Task. They are not interlocked, but some fragments can find the distractions of Self-Karma to block or deflect any sense of fulfillment of the Task. Many are capable of managing both the Life Task and the work of Self-Karma, especially if the Life Task is in an unrelated life context from the Self-Karma. [QUESTION] Is there only one life task, or is there typically a bundle of tasks to be completed? [Michael Entity] Some choose to have an arcing Life Task with several tasks to build upon, but the concept of the Life Task is a singular context as a whole. It would help to think of the Life Task as a QUALITY sought to be experienced, much like the Goal is. In fact, the Life Task is simply a more focused detail of the Goal.
  45. 5 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2010] [QUESTION] Hello Michael, my question is regarding Cadence mates. Could you please elaborate on that connection...How do they function with each other? how do they work together to accomplish their global job? [MEntity] We would first point out that our term "Cadence" refers to any group of 7 with a relative resonance, which means that a Cadre is a Cadence of Entities, for instance. We point this out because we know that many students use the term to refer to the smallest grouping of 7 fragments of a single Role as cast within an Entity. There are many variations on "Cadence" across a Cadre and within an Entity. We point this out not only for clarity, but to say that our response would apply to all Cadences. We use the term "Cadence" to reference not only the rhythmic flow/count of fragmentation from Tao in 7/8 time, but as a musical reference to the culmination and "conclusion" of that flow into what are Cadres. We will also clarify that while we are aware of the terminology, we are not familiar with what is designated as "global jobs" beyond what might be a part of a Configuration of Agreements across a Cadence, which might be global in scope; otherwise, there are no inherent "global jobs." The relationship among Cadence members would be akin to positively-romanticized sibling relationships. Although the entire spectrum of human relationships can be had between Cadence Members, there does tend to be a kinship that is "softer" even in the worst of circumstances, relatively speaking. Those cast in the 1st, 3rd and 5th Positions tend to gravitate toward each other, as do 2nd, 4th, and 6th positions. The 7th position tends to be in a more "aloof" position, so to speak, and often becomes a focal point for other members of the Cadence. For instance, it is not uncommon for the Entities 1 through 6 to generate Personalities who feel they are "in love with" 7th Entity members and the various Personalities that are generated by the Essences of that Entity across lifetimes. The same can be said of a Cadence of Roles within an Entity. This dynamic of focus and support might best be understood if one were to visualize a pyramid with the 7th Position being at the "top" so that all of the energy and focus, gravitationally-speaking, is distributed among the other Positions for that 7th Position. This is not a literal description, but one that helps you to see that inherent dynamic of that Configuration. [QUESTION] Would it be appropriate to say that each of the 7 positions, in conjunction with each other, allow for a more complete understanding and exploration of the various lenses that a Role in essence can perceive, itself? [MEntity] We would agree. We would also agree to that description on the larger scales, as well. For instance, a Cadence of Entities (Cadre) in the Love (first) Position of its Energy Ring (12 Cadres) would collectively bring perspective, experience, and comprehension to that subject for the Energy Ring. [QUESTION] is there a more specific name to indicate we're talking about the smallest group? [MEntity] The Cadence of Roles (which could be called a scale of Notes) would collectively contribute to the whole of that Role's experience, perception, and comprehension within the context of its Greater Cadence (group of 49; 7X7). Greater Cadence might also be called a Chord. Cadence members spend more lifetimes together than any other grouping, and that number of lifetimes is greater on the smallest scale of a Cadence than on the greater scale of Cadence. For example, the Cadence of Roles in an Entity spend the most lives together, and then the Cadence of Raw Numbers. The Cadence of Raw Numbers could be called Octaves that include the Traveling Companions and Essence Twin. All of the Cadence variations could be considered as various "Melodies" within a Cadre. [QUESTION] what is the difference between the cadence of roles and the one of raw numbers? I thought that was one and the same? what is the distinction? [MEntity] A Cadence of Roles would be akin to the Notes on a scale from C to A, whereas a Cadence of Raw Number are like the 7 C Notes in 7 Octaves, or the 7 D Notes, etc.
  46. 4 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2009] [Question] a cosmology question ? – the Universe is said to be 14 billion years old. Recognizing the problem with ‘time’, when were the cadres/entities ‘cast’ out from Tao in relationship to the creation of this Universe? Before, during, or after? (I have been told my essence/soul is also 14 billion ‘years’ old -I am curious how this ‘fits’). [Michael Entity] Cadres and Entities are cast over and over within a Universe with every return to Tao, which includes the choice of your Essence’s new Role, new Entity, new Cadre, etc., for every Grand Cycle. The measurement of time for that Universe and its first casting of Entities is always relative to the Planetary System of the Sentience at the time of such a question. [Question] the earth is said to be just over 4 billion years old so we were cast ‘last’ 4 billion years ago? Where does the 14 billion ‘age’ come in? or was this in relationship to a prior planetary system of sentience? [Michael Entity] What we mean is that if we were answering this question for another fragment in another planetary system with a different measurement of time, we would have to answer with a very different scale. In terms of time measurement as can be understood in any practical sense, we can safely say that your (and our) current Sentience is at least 14 billion years old, “give or take” a billion or so. Keep in mind, however, that your ROLE may not be as “old” since you have returned to Tao multiple times in Grand Cycles.
  47. 4 points
    Originally posted as a private blog. From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Are there 7 Levels/Stages of Honesty vs 7 Levels/Stages of Lying (dishonesty)? If so, what are they and what are the negative/positive poles for each Level/Stage? MEntity: It may be more accurate to say that there are 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty. Dishonesty and Honesty are dynamics of Personality. The type of Honesty or Dishonesty can be linked to a positive or negative pole of an Overleaf, but do not have their own meaningful poles. In other words, if one uses White Lies, it might be hooked in to his or her Mode and its negative pole, or the Goal's negative pole, etc. There is a fairly consistent correlation between the types of honesty and dishonesty and the Axes, but it is not a fixed thing. For instance, White Lies are associated with the Ordinal Inspiration, or the Overleaves corresponding to Server. In terms of the 7 Types of Dishonesty, or Lying, there are: WHITE LIES (Server); DELUSIONAL LIES (Artisan); DEFENSIVE LIES (Warrior); HABITUAL LIES (Scholar); MANIPULATIVE LIES (Sage); DISSOCIATIVE LIES (Priest); COMPARTMENTAL LIES (King). Most of these are fairly clear in how they might show up, but we will elaborate a bit on the Dissociative and Compartmental. Dissociative Lies tend to come in a spectrum that ranges between not feeling responsible for the impact of a lie to having a branching tree whose branches of lies spread out into various parts of the life in ways that are intended never to cross paths. The lies "get out of hand," if you will, and take on a life of their own. Compartmental Lies tend to come as a means of maintaining facets of the self for facets of the life. This kind of lying does not like for certain circles of friends to meet with other circles of friends, for example, because the sense of identity in each of these is carefully constructed from lies specific to that group. The correlation between the Roles and the Lies above does not mean that Priests are prone to Dissociative Lying, or that Kings are prone to Compartmental Lying, but that the entire Axis associated with that Role, if in the Negative Poles, can use that type of lie to protect oneself. All types of lying are accessible, regardless of one's Overleaves, but some are more appealing and more manageable, based on the Overleaves. Maureen: What are the 7 Types of Honesty? MEntity: We could say that the 7 Types of Honesty are: INHERENT/NATURAL (Server); SELECTIVE (Artisan); STRATEGIC (Warrior); OBLIGATORY (Scholar); REVELATORY (Sage); BRUTAL (Priest); CATEGORICAL (King). Do these require elaboration? Maureen: They are clear to me Michael Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See The 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty.
  48. 4 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2001] Nick: Is there a method that can be used to become more creative? MEntity: ... We believe understanding your Role in Essence is a good place to start. Each Role has a basic NEED to create and a default Creation. ... Scholars NEED to create ASSIMILATION, with Transformation in the Positive and Consumption in the Negative.
  49. 4 points
    [Excerpted from NWM - Jan 15, 2015 - Seven Facets of Role] MEntity: Today, we are asked to discuss what might best be described as the "facets" of a Role. These would be the same, regardless of Soul Age, and do not represent a progression into the conscious use of the Role. The evolution of the use of a Role is relative to Soul Ages and Levels, so for instance, and Old Sage is very different from a Young Sage. But, today, we will discuss WHAT KIND of Sage, not necessarily how evolved the Sage. We see there is speculation as to correlation with Casting as a means for defining these variations on a Role, and that is in part true, but only in part. These Facets "rotate" for each Role, and while Casting tends to describe a default, a Role can have locked into any one of the Facets. ... To "save time" in our delivery today, we will only share the Negative Poles, since the basic description has its Positive Poles implied. ... THE 7 FACETS OF PRIEST THE SERVER-PRIEST is THE CAPABLE - This is the Priest who tends to endure, and can endure, for a very long time, because he CAN. There is a sense of dishonesty in moving away that that which is being endured because it feels as if it is a lie to dishonor that endurance. THE CAPABLE are surprisingly emotionally-intelligent and in need of expression far more than what is revealed. The emotional intelligence gives great insight into the innocence and hearts of those around him so that it is difficult to fault them for what is endured, and the need for expression is often set aside in favor of enduring. The endurance is seen as worth it for the sake of keeping innocence alive. When The Capable falls into the Negative Pole, they disappear. It is that simple. THE ARTISAN-PRIEST is THE INITIATOR - We mean this term in both the sense that The Initiator acts as kind of initiation into concepts and ideas that were completely foreign to those now being exposed, and that The Initiator can be the one who prompts the start of a new direction. When The Initiator falls into the Negative Poles, it could be said that she falls into simply being a troublemaker, instigator, antagonistic. THE WARRIOR-PRIEST is THE BOSS. This is the Priest who, in all honesty and authenticity, literally knows what is best for you. They are confidence in the flesh, with high ambition for making sure everyone knows what is best for them, since they have that knowledge. If you would "just listen to them" and "do as they say," you would be much better off. And they are right. When they are right. When The Boss falls into the Negative Pole, it is all about being right, and not about being helpful. It is feels to be an affront to their core to be questioned or dismissed or to have their quality insights ignored. For The Boss to be ineffective or even have a suggestion of being "wrong," it is literally painful. THE SCHOLAR-PRIEST is THE EDITOR - This is the Priest who is not so worried about the big picture, but is more worried about the details, and is quite good at seeing those details that need to be addressed and changed. The Editor will, literally, help one to "rewrite" patterns and behaviors that can bring about the change one might envision on a larger scale, but that bigger picture is up to you. The Editor is only concerned with the details. When The Editor falls into the Negative Poles, she falls into tedium, banality, boredom, routine, and even apathy. Life becomes dull to the senses, and great blasts of "something, anything" are necessary to help revitalize her sense of participation in the world and her life. THE SAGE-PRIEST is THE DIGNIFIED. This Priest is concerned with nobility, refinement, formality, and great consideration. They are an embodiment of elegance and discretion, and this is both in terms of superficiality and in terms of how energy is used in the life. When energy is used elegantly, there is a maximum amount of return for minimal amount of expenditure. When The Dignified falls into the Negative Pole, there is collapse, hoarding, deep attachment to identity and appearance, and the things that represent these. THE PRIEST-PRIEST is THE ABSOLUTIST. This Priest only knows what this Priest knows and anything beyond that is not worth knowing. They are often quite removed from the trappings of life, and and distance themselves in many ways from everything not deemed of value. This makes these Priests very good at what they know, but what that know tends to be quite specialized When The Absolutist falls into the Negative Poles, it can show up as profound arrogance, dismissal, and superiority complexes that are either crippling shyness or crippling vanity. ... The KING-PRIEST is THE DIPLOMAT - She is the Priest who can see all sides, is balanced in perspective and insight, and can help to bring that out in others. She is often in positions that resolve conflict, help to find common ground, and encourage strength in differences. When The Diplomat falls into the Negative Poles, she can find herself in the middle of constant conflict, developing a kind of recoiling from anything different or challenging, and doing all she can to "keep the peace," even if it is false.
  50. 4 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 1999] [Shannon] Do all of us, who here call ourselves your “students”, have specific Agreements with you for information (or channeling)? And is this why your teachings resonate for us, and not for others with whom we might try to share your teachings? [Michael_Entity] Yes. This is valid. We are not “the” teaching. We are merely “one” perception of this Universe’s patterns. For some, our teaching and insight will never be true. It is possible to die a 7th Level Old Soul, final life, and be a devout Christian or Baptist. Only the Essence determines the rate of evolution by its own standards. The only standards that are “universally true” are in the continually encompassing contexts for truth, love, and beauty (organized as Soul Ages in our teaching). Not all here are technically our ’students’, but all here are seeking and living their paths to what they might call “home”.
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