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  1. 20 points
    Thank you! This is along the lines of my thought processes in recent days. I feel like I have permission now.
  2. 14 points
    Not until yesterday, we don’t know how serious it is. Previously, the available info. on media told us this virus would not transmit from people to people and said it’s much weaker than Sars which burst out in southern areas of China in 2003. No temperature test was set in public areas and no one wore masks at train station before yesterday. Then the news suddenly revealed the increasing number of infected people and 14 medical people have infected so far. Thus, they changed the claim to “it can be transmitted from people to people”. I lived far away from downtown Wuhan. It’s quiet here. I don’t attend much social activities, either. But I do think about buying some masks today. Thanks for the concern! @petra@KurtisM
  3. 14 points
    I agree that it's not their fault and they shouldn't be blamed or demonized. I do, however, think that "support our troops" is a cultural norm that needs to die. Soldiers are not, by and large, evil people, and through a combination of propoganda and perverse financial incentives, most have been essentially tricked into their service. But they aren't heroes by virtue of their service either. They're generally well-meaning people who have unwittingly contributed to a harmful force in the world. That calls for support in the sense of compassion, but not admiration as is demanded in modern American culture.
  4. 13 points
    Thank You @Troy and MICHAEL!!! Lets pump it up, I feel and think already rather BOMBASTIC!!! Lets flood this world with our Big Dreams and hold on to them no matter what! Miles of Smiles
  5. 12 points
    A video about the Laniakea supercluster which consists of what was previously known as the Virgo supercluster. Virgo has been found to be an appendage of the much larger Laniakea supercluster. This supercluster is home to about 100,000 galaxies including our Milkyway galaxy. The video speaks of how our galaxy is among other galaxies being pulled towards what is called "The Great Attractor". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laniakea_Supercluster
  6. 10 points
    This morning I dreamed I was out at my brother's place(he lives in the middle of nowhere) but where we were was easier to get to than his current one. I had something to pick up at his house but when I got there, there was a bunch of my extended family visiting as well. I remember getting a really comforting hug from someone who was either an aunt or a cousin(they look very similar), but were taller and larger framed than in the waking world. Lots of people there I haven't seen for ages, as I don't usually go to the family reunions.
  7. 10 points
    MEntity: The more you let yourself have fun, play, and be useless, the more fun and lighthearted the path to feeling meaningful and useful. MEntity: You will create your path to meaningfulness. It is a path, not a place. It is not a destination, but a realization. It is not a reward, but a reality.
  8. 10 points
    I'm very intrigued by the 1980 Convergence. In 1980 the Global Population was 4.4 Billion. We're 40 years after that with about 7 Billion people. That means there's at least 2 Billion people born in that 1980 Bundle that weren't born here merging with us. The number of things those there did is unimaginable. What kind of corporations, organizations, peace deals and movements got started there that didn't occur here? If the main theme of that Bundle is Environmentalism and Climate Action, I imagine that the youth and (now) young adults born from 1980 to 2020 there have made those themes an intrinsic part of their lives now. Though that world, since it's merging into us also has lead to one where Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Vladimir Putin were put in power, or at least people who are similar enough to them. I would guess the point of Divergence in our history for letting that world merge in with ours was the birth of Extinction Rebellion in October 2018. This Convergence is probably going to boost that movement at least two fold. If it wasn't this Convergence, we would have probably been merging towards the Bundle of Parallels where America became Isolationist and Russia & China became the Global Superpowers, which could've branched from our history during WW1, WW2 and the Cold War Space Race tensions. Anyways, we should keep a note of any strange new people or movements or businesses that show up in our lives this year.
  9. 9 points
    @Connor, @AnnH, and others, as we are speaking about war and the Vietnam War specifically I remembered Seth had a few things to say about it. Here is Seth on The War in Vietnam, Korea, WWII, and Hate and Love. There may be more from Seth on this (which I will post) but this is probably enough for today. From The Nature of Personal Reality: SESSION 673, JUNE 27,1973, 9:38 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Now: Dictation. (Slowly, to begin: ) Left alone, hate does not last. Often it is akin to love, for the hater is attracted to the object of his hatred by deep bonds. It can also be a method of communication, but it is never a steady constant state, and will automatically change if not tampered with. If you believe that hate is wrong and evil, and then find yourself hating someone, you may try to inhibit the emotion or turn it against yourself — raging against yourself rather than another. On the other hand you may try to pretend the feeling out of existence, in which case you dam up that massive energy and cannot use it for other purposes. In its natural state, hatred has a powerful rousing characteristic that initiates change and action. Regardless of what you have been told, hatred does not initiate strong violence. As covered earlier in this book, the outbreak of violence is often the result of a built-in sense of powerlessness. Period. (See sessions 662-63 in Chapter Seventeen.) Many who unexpectedly commit great crimes, sudden murders, even bringing about mass death, have a history of docility and conventional attitudes, and were considered models, in fact, of deportment. All natural aggressive elements were denied in their natures, and any evidence of momentary hatred was considered evil and wrong. As a result such individuals find it difficult, finally, to express the most normal denial, or to go against their given code of conventionality and respect. They cannot communicate as, say, even animals can, with their fellow men as far as the expression of a disagreement is concerned. (9:50.) Psychologically, only a massive explosion can free them. They feel so powerless that this adds to their difficulties — so they try to liberate themselves by showing great power in terms of violence. Some such individuals, model sons, for example, who seldom even spoke back to their parents, were suddenly sent to war and given carte blanche to release all such feelings in combat; and I am referring particularly to the last two wars (the war in Korea, 1950-53, and the war in Vietnam, 1964-73), not the Second World War. In these wars aggressions could be released and codes still followed. The individuals were faced, however, with the horror of their violently released, pent-up hatreds and aggressions. Seeing these bloody results, they became even more frightened, more awed by what they thought of as this terrible energy that sometimes seemed to drive them to kill. On their return home the code of behavior changed back to one suited to civilian life, and they clamped down upon themselves again as hard as they could. Many would appear as super-conventional. The "luxury" of expressing emotion even in exaggerated form was suddenly denied them, and the sense of powerlessness grew by contrast. (Pause at 9:59.) Give us a moment... This is not to be a chapter devoted to war. However, there are a few points that I do want to make. It is a sense of powerlessness that also causes nations to initiate wars. This has little to do with their "actual" world situation or with the power that others might assign to them, but to an overall sense of powerlessness — even, sometimes, regardless of world dominance. In a way I am sorry that this is not the place to discuss the Second World War (1939-45), for it was also the result of a sense of powerlessness which then erupted into a mass blood bath on a grand scale. The same course was followed privately in the cases of such individuals as just mentioned. Give us a moment. . . Without going into any detail, I simply want to point out that in the United States strong national efforts were made after World War II to divert the servicemen's energies into other areas on their return home. Many who entered that war feeling powerless were given advantages after it was over — incentives, education, benefits they did not have before it. They were given the means to power in their own eyes. They were also accepted home as heroes, and while many certainly were disillusioned, in the whole framework of the country's mood the veterans were welcomed. (Pause at 10:11.) I am speaking generally now about the war under discussion, for there were certainly exceptions, yet most of the men involved in it learned something from their experiences. They turned against the idea of violence, and each in his own way recognized the personal psychological ambiguities of their feelings during combat. They were told by politicians that it was to be the last war, and the irony is that most of those in uniform believed it. (I, Robert Butts, was one of the believers.) The lie did not become truth but it became more nearly so, for despite their failures the ex-servicemen managed to bring up children who would not go to war willingly, who would question its premise. In an odd way this made it even more difficult for those who did go into the next two, less extensive wars, for the country was not behind either one. Any sense of powerlessness on the part of individual fighting men was given expression as before, this time in a more local blood bath, but the code itself had become shaky. This release was not as accepted as it had been before, even within the ranks. By the last war (in Vietnam), the country was as much against it as for it, and the men's feelings of powerlessness were reinforced after it was over. This is the reason for the incidents of violence on the part of returning servicemen.* Footnote: *According to Seth, then, feelings of powerlessness would have much to do with the especially high rate of violence — even to the death — among American servicemen who had once been prisoners of war. A government study of those who had been held captive in the Far East during World War II and the Korean War, for instance, shows that 40% of all the deaths that took place in the group between 1945 and 1954 resulted from murder, suicide or accident. As for the war in Vietnam: over 500 American military prisoners were released by North Vietnam following the January, 1973, cease-fire. Officials now fear that a good number of these men will come to believe that their suffering was futile because of the war's unpopularity in the United States. There have been suicides among them (as of July), and many have undergone at least temporary stress reactions since their release from prison. Hate, left alone then, does not erupt into violence. Hatred brings a sense of power and initiates communication and action. In your terms it is the build up of natural anger; in animals, say, it would lead to a face-to-face encounter, of battle stances in which each creature's body language, motion, and ritual would serve to communicate a dangerous position. One animal or the other would simply back down. Growling or roaring might be involved. (10:25.) Power would be effectively shown, but symbolically. This type of animal encounter occurs infrequently, for the animals involved would have had to ignore or short-circuit many lesser preliminary anger or initiation encounters, each meant to make positions clear and to ward off violence. Another small point here: Christ's dictum to turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:39, for instance) was a psychologically crafty method of warding off violence — not of accepting it. Symbolically it represented an animal showing its belly to an adversary. (Jane, as Seth, patted her midriff.) The remark was meant symbolically. On certain levels, it was the gesture of defeat that brought triumph and survival. It was not meant to be the cringing act of a martyr who said, "Hit me again," but represented a biologically pertinent statement, a communication of body language. Give us a moment. . . (Softly: ) It would cleverly remind the attacker of the "old" communicative postures of the sane animals. Now: Love is also a great inciter to action, and utilizes dynamos of energy. You may take your break. (10:35.) Jane's trance had been deep on a very humid night. She now told me that while delivering the World War II data for the book, she had been quite aware of another, unspoken, channel from Seth. (That one had been concerned exclusively with the Second World War, Jane said with some surprise, and had contained amazingly complete information on the war's origins and the individual, racial, and reincarnational aspects of it as experienced by the peoples of various nations, whether or not said nations had been directly involved in it. The information had even considered the consequences flowing from the intensified use of technology by the societies of the world after the war. "All of that was coming from that way, "Jane pointed to her lower left. She spent perhaps ten minutes describing some of the categories inherent in the material, and repeatedly said that she wished we had a record of it. At the same time, although the data was available, we didn’t want to lay this book aside to get it. (Her awareness of this "probable" channel reminded me that she'd experienced a similar phenomenon in the 666th session in Chapter Eighteen. But now, [as then] when I asked how she could perceive a subjective stream of information from Seth while giving book dictation for him, she couldn't really say. See the 616th session in Chapter Two for her first encounter with multiple channels.) (Resume at 11:01.) Now: Love and hate are both based upon self-identification in your experience. You do not bother to love or hate persons you cannot identify with at all. They leave you relatively untouched. They do not elicit deep emotion. Hatred always involves a painful sense of separation from love, which may be idealized. A person you feel strongly against at any given time upsets you because he or she does not live up to your expectations. The higher your expectations the greater any divergence from them seems. If you hate a parent it is precisely because you expect such love. A person from whom you expect nothing will never earn your bitterness. In a strange manner, then, hatred is a means of returning to love; and left alone and expressed it is meant to communicate a separation that exists in relation to what is expected. Love, therefore, can contain hate very nicely. Hatred can contain love and be driven by it, particularly by an idealized love. (Pause.) You "hate" something that separates you from a loved object. It is precisely because the object is loved that it is so disliked if expectations are not met. You may love a parent, and if the parent does not seem to return the love and denies your expectations, then you may "hate" the same parent because of the love that leads you to expect more. The hatred is meant to get you your love back. It is supposed to lead to a communication from you, stating your feelings — clearing the air, so to speak, and bringing you closer to the love object. Hatred is not the denial of love, then, but an attempt to regain it, and a painful recognition of circumstances that separate you from it. If you understood the nature of love you would be able to accept feelings of hatred. Affirmation can include the expression of such strong emotions. Give us a moment. . . (Pause. I yawned, and Seth caught me at it. (Amused: ) I thought it was more interesting than that. ("It is. Really.") Dogmas or systems of thought that tell you to rise above your emotions can be misleading — even, in your terms, somewhat dangerous. Such theories are based upon the concept that there is something innately disruptive, base, or wrong in man's emotional nature, while the soul is always depicted as being calm, "perfect," passive and unfeeling. Only the most lofty, blissful awareness is allowed. Yet the soul is above all a fountain of energy, creativity, and action that shows its characteristics in life precisely through the ever-changing emotions. (11:22.) Trusted, your feelings will lead you to psychological and spiritual states of mystic understanding, calm, and peacefulness. Followed, your emotions will lead you to deep understandings, but you cannot have a physical self without emotions any more than you can have a day without weather. In personal contact, you can be quite aware of an enduring love for another person, and still recognize moments of hatred when separations of a kind exist that you resent because of the love you know involved. (As I looked up, Seth said in anticipation of my question: ) You can add the word "is" to that sentence (before "involved") if you want to. But it is fine without it. (Slowly: ) In the same way, it is possible to love your fellow human beings on a grand scale, while at times hating them precisely because they so often seem to fall short of that love. When you rage against humanity it is because you love it. To deny the existence of hate then is to deny love. It is not that those emotions are opposites. It is that they are different aspects, and experienced differently. To some extent you want to identify with those you feel deeply about. You do not love someone simply because you associate portions of yourself with another. You often do love another individual because such a person evokes within you are feeling on a conscious level. The emotions are there, but they are invisible to you because you are afraid to look. To that extent you are divorced from your own reality and disconnected from your own feelings of love. These denied emotional states may be projected outward upon others — an enemy in a war, a neighbor. Even if you find yourself hating the symbolic enemy, you will also be aware of a deep attraction. A bond of hate will unite you, but the bond was originally based upon love. In this case however you aggravate and exaggerate all those differences from the ideal, and focus upon them predominantly. In any given case all of this is consciously available to you. It requires only an honest and determined attempt to become aware of your own feelings and beliefs. Even your hateful fantasies, left alone, will return you to a reconciliation and release love. A fantasy of beating a parent or a child, even to death, will if followed through lead to tears of love and understanding. Now: I will end our session. My fondest wishes to you both, and good evening. ("Thank you, Seth. Good night.") 12:17A.M. A note added later: After comparing the information in this session with some of Seth's material of previous years, Jane wrote a statement for insertion here: "In these passages on hate, and elsewhere in this book, Seth goes more deeply into the nature of our emotional life than he has before. His earlier comments on hate, for example, were made when he had to consider the level of understanding of those who were witnessing the session. One such instance is mentioned on page 248 of The Seth Material, when, in response to a declaration by a student in my ESP class, Seth took the conventional idea of hate for granted on the part of the student. Then he answered accordingly: 'There is no justification for hatred . . . When you curse another, you curse yourselves, and the curse returns to you.'" The answer must be considered in the light of the previous conversation, in which the student was trying to justify violence as a means of attaining peace. Seth's main concern was to refute that concept. "In this book, Seth leads the reader beyond conventional ideas of good and evil to a new framework of understanding. But even at these deeper levels, hate is not justified, since an honest confrontation with it will lead the individual back to the love upon which it is really based. "In using the word 'curse,' Seth is not referring to swearing, but to directing hatred against another. Until the individual comes to terms with himself and his emotions, the hatred will return, because it belongs to the one who hates and not to anyone else. The earlier instructions on handling emotions, in Chapter Eleven, provide a framework in which hate can be faced and understood. Also important in this context is Seth 's frequent reminder that the expression of normal aggression prevents the buildup of anger into hatred. "
  10. 8 points
    Many of you have no doubt seen some works by this brilliant man, as they circulate FB from time to time. Here's a few: "Black Friday"
  11. 7 points
    hi Maureen ! thanks for your comments...I feel as if I'm in touch with a deeper part of myself right now and that those around me (especially my daughter and guy) are going to manifest some cool things this year...My role is to be supportive but I am beginning to feel the energy deepen and expand around them! also, I think the male in the dream must have been one of my guides as I felt no fear from all the water on the other floors.
  12. 7 points
    @Ingun, I remember reading about her. She sounds like such an interesting person and has done well to make a life for herself outside of being royal. In Michael terms, learning how to choose her own path! These days, it's much rarer to automatically follow in the footsteps of one's parents when it comes to work and career. Yes, there are children of lawyers who become lawyers, political dynasties, etc. but it seems less compelled "My father did X, so I must do X." "My mother was a homemaker and so I have to be." It's not surprising really to see this go all the way up the chain to royalty.
  13. 7 points
    @Troy and Michael I will continue to dream bigger and bigger for the highest good of all. Happy 2020 to you all
  14. 7 points
    Happy new year everyone! In 2019, I opened up to Intimacy and followed my impulses towards unintentionally forming my first two romantic relationships ever in my life. Now I'm nurturing a Mate Agreement I never knew I needed There were other things this year that I learned and did, such as making music online, working through insidious fears of misunderstanding and miscommunication, and finishing my 4th IM. But by far it was my opening up to intimate, emotional support that mattered the most.
  15. 7 points
    Had a moment yesterday where I was petting one of my cats and noticed his collar was gone, I double checked to make sure it wasn't just turned inside out, but no tags, nothing. I mentioned this to my spouse. Not five minutes later my spouse was petting him and I noticed the cat had a collar again. "Oh, good, you found it!" I said. "No, he had it the whole time" said spouse. "No, I just checked, it was GONE. " I replied. Almost as disconcerting as the dental floss incident, maybe slightly more so because I'd JUST SAID that the cat had slipped his collar to my spouse and they apparently had no memory of this.
  16. 7 points
    - 7 categories of illness for sure, because health or the lack of it has such a huge effect on our daily lives. Having a better understanding of that would be so useful, but also super interesting as it gives us a clearer picture of how the different bodies (physical, emotional, mental) work and interact. And loads more i bet. - Electronic devices, for the same reasons as above as the health effects are very much debated and there is no clear understanding or consensus. Especially 5g has made some very concerned even within the scientific community, and as there may be satellites blasting 5g radiation literally everywhere on earth at some point soon, would be nice to know what we're up for. I feel all these electronic devices and their unknown health effects is another thing that we humans are playing with without understanding, or wanting to know, the consequences. - 7 Female Archetypes and 7 Male Archetypes, another topic that would give us important and interesting information to help us better understand everyone. And our society. And our history. And our mythology. And the future, perhaps. This is a fairly clear top 3 for me, although there are many others that sound very interesting too, the next in line would probably Effects of holocaust, Colours, Music, 4th IM (although i'm not sure we don't already have enough info on this?), Cycles of life. TLEGG 2240 would be an amusing and interesting read for sure, but not very useful for the vast majority of this community, so i feel there would be a better platform for this question than Michael Speaks.
  17. 6 points
    @Hani اشکال نداره فارسی حرف بزنیم؟ lol وقتی داشتم تو سایت میچرخیدم اکانتتونو دیدم. خوشحال شدم یکی دیگه ام مثل من کنجکاوه well, my father was quite a spiritual person and taught me a lot of things. I read michael Newton's books "journey of souls" and "destiny of souls" which my father introduced me to. one day I was searching for more info about soul ages etc and found this site www.personalityspirituality.com And then On one of the comment sections I found the link to this site Lol. Internet makes everything easier nowadays
  18. 6 points
    I found a cover of Helvegen by Kalandra that I thought I would share here. I love her voice and think this version is as beautiful as the original.
  19. 6 points
    @CurvyWords Jacque Fresco and co.'s site Venus Project is a great read and vital to understanding the RBE. Once you understand how to communicate it to others, do share it. I've talked about the RBE with far more than 100 people now. It's what I intend to contribute to in my life.
  20. 6 points
    Wow, how very timely Diane thank you
  21. 6 points
    Just to demonstrate that Congress (at least the Democrats) is NOT in Fuckface's corner on this, Tim Kaine (D-VA), former VP candidate, is filing a "war powers resolution" to stop Fuckface from fuckfaceplanting in Iran at the cost of millions of lives: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/03/sen-tim-kaine-files-war-powers-resolution-stop-trump-stumbling-war-iran?fbclid=IwAR2NNodOsmcAWLBBVKTHFEPvqT95h5i3IycgkSjT1inneXwA29JUD-AWguI I have much more hope that a lot of people want to do the right thing than I did post 9/11.
  22. 5 points
    Just saw this headline on Mother Jones: The Selective Service’s Website Crashed and Not Because People Are Rushing to Enlist. Here's an excerpt: As concerns about violent reprisals or a Middle East war unfolded following reports that President Donald Trump had ordered the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday, some Americans were also worried about more personal implications of the event. So many Americans Googled “draft requirements“ and “military exemptions“ that the United States Selective Service website crashed.
  23. 5 points
    THANK YOU, Greta, Lily and Jane!!! https://deadline.com/2019/12/lily-tomlin-arrested-at-d-c-climate-protest-led-by-grace-frankie-co-star-jane-fonda-1202817597/ Much Care, Much Love!
  24. 5 points
    @Leela Corman IDK if you're into astrology at all but Chani Nicholas' recent comments on eclipse season came to mind reading about what happened with your family. I am so glad your baby is safe and that you are on the mend, and I am proud of you for taking a stand for your sanity, wellbeing, and that of your family.
  25. 4 points
    @Troy, @Rosario, @Wendy, @Crystal, @Jeroen. Thank you! I'm glad to have found this place
  26. 4 points
    I think Warren could do a great job at filleting Fuckface - I don't doubt she Has A Plan (tm) for that. (I miss Kamala Harris. She could have reduced Trump to jelly. As for Bernie - god love him, he's got great policies, but he's also pushing 80 and already had one heart attack - I don't want to gamble on his health holding out.)
  27. 3 points
    Glad you liked it @Jeroen Yes, Luna flying was nice! One of the more enchanting aspects of the film.
  28. 3 points
    @Hani of course I can ^^ I'm from mashhad. Where were you from before moving to Canada? Yes, I searched "Iran" on the site and your profile came up
  29. 3 points
    @KurtisM I actually sent Fiona some brief info on Michael and nexuses and a link to here, as she is a paranormal researcher by profession and still searching for the answer for this phenomenon i would assume, even if she had to archive the website. Don't know if she ever checked?
  30. 3 points
    Fleabag (IMDb link) is a series from the UK viewable on Amazon Prime in the US. Season 2 was just released a few weeks ago. I went into Season 1 a couple years ago thinking, oh here's an edgy comedy from the UK about a woman. I enjoy edgy UK comedy. But the end of Season 1 hits you upside the head in an emotional way you don't expect. I could watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge's face all day, the way she mugs into the camera and makes you her confidant. So I had great expectations for Season 2 and I was still blown away. This show is Art, in the way that Art should shake you and fucking make you feel, and feel deeply, in a way that seems to come out of left field. Season 2 is about Love, the joy and the pain. I've rarely felt such an emotional connection between two characters on a TV screen. I felt it in my gut and . . . in other places. How this show relates to Michael Teachings, I can't really say. I'm still trying to figure out what this IS on it's own terms. That's all I'll say, but if you saw it, let's share reactions below.
  31. 3 points
    Thank You @KurtisM for bringing this great session to my attention again, this time it sank in, and I did the math, as well as it is indeed validating my frequency! My Life Plan is 1 and my upcoming year plan is 9.
  32. 3 points
    I think the Sage part goes with her first career as an Actress. Then she used that as a springboard to do charity work in Africa, etc.
  33. 3 points
    Hello to each of you. We are here, now. Today we are asked to speak on the subject of cancer. We will begin by clarifying that our perception is not one of a practical and local doctor, and our information shared here is to be considered along with any acute perceptions within the Physical Plane that may prove helpful in navigating and understanding cancer. What we will address today is the broader phenomenon of cancer, and not the variations of named cancers. The types of cancers known are usually indicative of starting points, but all cancer is fairly similar in dynamic. Cancer is considered a disease because of its impact on the body and its seeming effect of turning against the host in a way that is lethal. However, cancer is grossly misunderstood as being only a disease, when it is, in fact, a defense. Cancer is understood as shortening the life or causing the death, and this is true to some extent, but it is the body's overcompensatory method of extending life. It may seem contradictory because of the prognosis for many cancers, but the cancer, ironically, does more to extend the life than it does to end it. Cancer is a response to extreme trauma in the body. This trauma comes in 3 primary forms: practical carcinogens, stress, and diet. Practical carcinogens are those known (and unknown) environmental elements that cause trauma in the body in a way that prompts cancerous growth. This would include such things as certain chemicals, pollutions, radiation, etc. These are causes in many cases, but more often than not they are triggers for activation of cancer that was long in the works before that trigger. This is why one smoker can develop cancer while another does not. In cases where the carcinogen is a "true cause," then the ratio of activation of cancer is fairly predictable. In other cases these carcinogens are merely triggers for activation of cancer more directly caused by the other two forms of trauma. Though it could be said that stress and diet fall under the umbrella of "carcinogen" in many ways, we differentiate these from the practical carcinogens because they are often far more insidious and accepted, though there is an argument that could say the same for pollutions and toxins in the environment. However one might navigate the world of toxic waste and pollution, it is much more difficult to note the degree of trauma one is causing from stress and diet. In other words, you can live as healthy as you can, live in the best of environments and close to nature, but if your diet and stress is not addressed, you are at risk for cancer. Along with higher exposure to practical carcinogens, the higher and more chronic the stress, and the more empty of nutrition the diet, the ratio for cancers increase in that population. Chronic stress and chronic intake of unhealthy foods traumatize the body in ways that are only very minimally understood. We know there is information that speaks to these concepts in terms of choice for health, but they are far more serious than that. They are at the core of what, eventually, kicks the body into an instinctive survival mode that resorts to cancer as its last effort to survive. By "chronic stress" we include self-condemnation , worry, anxiety, self-loathing, hatred, distrust, resentment, denial, delusion, depression, etc. By "chronic stress" we mean that these and similar states are upheld for more than half of your waking state, consciously or subconsciously. This kind of stress destroys the defenses of the bodies. We include the emotional, intellectual, and physical bodies here. We wish to make it very clear that one is not to blame for one's cancer if one has developed it. There is no relevance to blame. If a person were so upset that as he walked he tripped into traffic and was hit by a car, it would be useless to blame him or the car. It is the intersection of two completely separate trajectories that simply must now be dealt with. It is the same with cancer. The trajectory of stress meets with the trajectory of survival. The body wants to live. It is designed to survive. All auto-immune deficiencies, in fact, are efforts to survive, not to turn on the body. There is nothing that body does in any biological sense that is not for the intention to survive. Even aging is included in this, and worth considering discussing at some point as a topic. Stress as a cumulative trauma to the body destroys the defenses over time and cancer can develop as a final effort to survive without those defenses. Diet is the brother to stress, so to speak, and both go hand-in-hand in many ways. The more nutritionally-void the diet, the more likely the consequences can be cancer. The more toxic the diet, the more likely the consequences can be cancer. There is validity to the phrase "eat to live, rather than live to eat." Most modern cultures are lacking in two vital forms of education: how to eat, and how to manage resources. In fact, most are inculcated with diametrically opposed education that diminishes the life force. When the diet is doing more harm than health over time, and there is chronic stress in some form, both of which can be upheld with a great smile and a happy life, can result in cancer. All of this ties back to the Need of Expansion. The relationship of a culture to the Need of Expansion can reveal how at risk a society is for cancer. For many, Expansion is superficially fulfilled. Stimulation, distraction, hoarding, territorialism, etc. These are not the problem. They are part of the spectrum of Expansion. The problem comes in when this Need is not fulfilled to any degree beyond the 3rd Degree. For review, the degrees of expansion are: 1) Physical Tumors/Cancer, 2) Accumulation, 3) Sprawl/Territorial, 4) Conceptual Challenge, 5) Emotional Growth/Maturity, 6) Transformation/Transmutation, and 7) True Prosperity/Gratitude. Every known "cause" of cancer comes from this effort to fulfill the Need of Expansion. From the practical carcinogens of waste and toxins to self-loathing to unconscious eating habits that have no concern for consequences. Expansion is a Need that is often neglected, ignored, shamed, or overcompensated for. Models for those who fulfill Expansion have rarely been of help for education and understanding of this Need. What tends to happen then is the cumulative effects of false Expansion until there is collapse under the weight. And cancer forms. We wish to point out that we speak in broad terms today. We cannot speak to the variations on cancer and the individual or culture and their specific patterns, but we think this overview can be useful. What we speak of today is not to encourage a rise of Expansion to the top of your list for consideration as priority, but that it be included in your spectrum of Needs that you will seek to fulfill, whether you realize it or not. To help simplify the aim away from cancer and toward a true fulfillment of Expansion is to aim toward True Prosperity and Gratitude. True Prosperity is a management of resources in a way that does not dismiss them simply because you could have more or that you need more. Gratitude is the means by which one sustains fuel for enthusiasm and effort. For the older soul, Expansion is the Need to BE HERE. It is that simple. Yes, it is also the Need to grow, expand, evolve, etc, but this is most easily understood in the most intimate of terms when described as your need to BE HERE. You want to be here. You are here. You Are. This Need need not be only fulfilled by reaching false standards set by marketing, or reached through the consuming of foods simply because you can, or through the constant berating of yourself for not being more. If you choose to do so, take the next step upward in the rung of Expansion and challenge your thinking, challenge your notions, challenge your patterns of perception, challenge your habits, challenge your ideas and concepts. Reach beyond those handed down to you and build your infrastructure from active and conscious choice. There will always be risks in the Physical Plane around scathing, harm, and health, no matter what you do, but what you do does matter. This is especially true if already diagnosed with cancer. It is not just a biological reaction to help extend the life. It is an effort to overhaul the entire spectrum of bodies. There are very few who are diagnosed with cancer who are not thrown into a completely new effort to climb the rungs of Expansion toward Gratitude. For most who are diagnosed and move into remission or complete elimination of cancer, it is rarely due to treatments and remedies and far more to do with that successful overhaul. Treatments and remedies support that process, but cannot replace it. Many forms can be "cut out" or "cut down," but the risk of return is much higher if that overhaul is not completed. Sometimes there is a point of no return, but that overhaul is still vital for how the life will transition into Review. This was a particularly uncomfortable topic for our channel and we will close the discussion today without questions and answers. If there is interest, we can continue our conversation with you on this topic in further exchanges. We must conclude here for today, however. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
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    @Troy and Michael and all participants !!! This session is such a highlight, thank You all so much !!! ME: The work you do in this single lifetime regarding what you care about is what propels your vastness of existence in infinity. I got so many answers for myself out of this one sentence. ME: You cannot exist without caring. You cannot. It is one of only a few impossibilities. Caring, like Existence, is a constant. Neither are dependent upon being all-powerful. Very soothing, in a lot of ways. ME: When you "care so much it hurts" it is because you have left yourself out of the equation of caring. Rings the bell, in such a simplistic way. Love is all inclusive, Victory includes defeat. I sooo love what each participant cares about and all the peoples, its a thread of the weave.
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    August 17, 2000 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [Michael_Entity] We understand we will start with your Energy Report. This will cover the weeks from the 19th through the 1st. First we will comment that the past weekend was a rather powerful energy flux for many of you, particularly on Sunday. If you did not notice anything, this is nothing to be concerned about. Many of you, though, experienced something similar to an “energy wash.” For those participating in that “wave,” this could have been a slow accumulation or you may have been “hit” rather hard. This “wash” was not uncommon. It is a processing of parallel shifts to date. After many Parallel shifts, sometimes there tends to be what might be considered residual plans, ideas, hopes, etc., that have long begun to be fulfilled in other parallels. When an assessment occurs, which it did over the past week within the first three Cadres of your Energy Ring, a “fresh” alignment occurs similar to a “domino affect”; an alignment among Entity and Cadre Members. There are many ways to look at it, but it is a purging. This is sometimes laced with depression and grief for the first day, even preoccupation with your mortality. Then the stronger, more focused motivation, inspiration, and feelings set in. This then sets up what the next couple of weeks are about. Though some of you may not have experienced what we just described, most of you still are processing your Intellect and Attitudes toward your current life. That is what this “season” is about in general. For the next two weeks, the 19th through the 1st, this appears to be energy moving through Sentience that will allow a respite from your personal Chief Features. Every year there is an opportunity at some point, a window, that allows the Personality to have a “break,” an ability to experience perception without Chief Feature. The next two weeks appear to be that window. This does not mean you are not going to experience your fears or Chief Features, simply that you are in a time frame that will allow you experience the enhanced potential of alleviation from Chief Feature, if you consciously choose that. In fact, you may be highly exposed to your Chief Features, but the energy available will allow you higher consciousness in alleviating their grip. We will suggest a few things that will help, if you choose to experiment. Over the next couple of weeks you can use your body as a tool in this alleviation. You can create any physical cue you find to be a reminder, but we will suggest simple cues for each Axis. These are to be used in any single moment when you “photograph” yourself in the potential throes of Chief Feature. For Sages and Artisans, the physical cue to help you dissolve a moment of Chief Feature, is to gently SMILE. Literally Smile and generate internally a humor in the moment, an affection for your “trickster.” Smile, feel it move through your centers, and then proceed. We state here that this is not a solution, it is a tool. When the Sages and Artisans can see their Fears as children simply demanding attention, they can smile, “wink” internally to acknowledge the distraction, and affectionately “scoot” the Chief Feature on. Remember times when you, yourself, were a nuisance, but merely sought acknowledgment. For Warriors and Kings, we suggest a moment to bring your attention to your POSTURE. Kings and Warriors are either too rigid while in the throes of Chief Feature, or they are wearing down and slumping, protecting the Moving Center. In your moment, simply adjust your Posture. Just for a moment, sit up straight, feel yourself return to a place of empowerment, or relax, sigh out a relief and just let your posture go. When Warriors and Kings can see their Fears as servants and protectors that are overworking or without direction, they can easily transform them. Remember times when you became overbearing in your impact on someone, but merely sought to do what you thought was “right”. Priests and Servers can use the physical cue of taking their palms and gently resting their face in them, spreading the palms and pulling the hands back as if to wash the face. Do this gently and with a conscious realization that you were hiding. This symbolic gesture will literally have the potential to remove a layer of energy you carried as a mask of strength. If you are in public, using one hand, caressing one cheek then the other, as if you are wiping away a spider web, can do a great deal in reminding you that you are “human.” If Priests and Servers can see their Fears as Healed Events that have overstayed their welcome, they can encourage a release of them, making a decision that it is not necessary to nurture or uphold these things that were once important. Remember times when you, yourself, had completed a relationship in someone’s life, knowing it was time to “move on”. Many Priest and Servers hang on to fears because they assume their release will make them lose a part of their identity. Your physical cues, Priests/Servers, go a long way in reminding you that you have an updated identity to fulfill. Scholars, your physical cue appears to be linked to two body parts, your arms and your stomach. When in the throes of your Chief Feature, we suggest making an effort to unfold your arms. This will help you feel more like a participant than an “outsider.” We also suggest taking a moment to place on palm on your stomach, one on over your Heart. In that moment, simply remind yourself, “I am alive.” Scholars can alleviate many of their fears by seeing the Fears as navigational tools, not obstacles. Some Scholars can then allow the Fears to be indications as to what they are studying next, or an indication of what they are least interested in studying and let that go. Remember times when you, yourself, have overpowered a person with your “information” without realizing the need for it was unnecessary or out of context. Your fears behave similarly in their “informing” you. All of the physical cues can be handy to any Role, but we believe these shared here are helpful specifically. We encourage you to discern this for yourselves. We will conclude this topic. We will now open for questions. [ludmila] Many of us will be meeting up in NYC in a few weeks. Were we part of the Alexandrian Mystery School, or some other study group, and if so what is the agenda for our meeting up with each other at this time? [Michael_Entity] Yes, all of you here [in the chat room] were in some way linked to the Alexandria School, but this has no bearing on your gathering in New York City. Your gathering is based on your search for your Entity Members. It is part of your paths as Older Souls and many of you are ready. We could say your only agenda is in validating what many of you have experienced as Essence Recognition. This will catapult many of you into a greater acceptance of self and your individual paths. Some of you are already aware of this, but your contact with each other, even electronically, is changing you. If you choose, trust the embrace of your old friends. [Az61] I am wondering about the sunken Russian Nuclear submarine, the men aboard, etc. I get the feeling that this incident has to do with Russia’s collective evolution after communist rule. Can you comment on it? [Michael_Entity] This event appears to have two levels/angles since one was karmic while the other symbolic. Karmically, this was a group of fragments choosing this as a means to balance previous ship sinking Karma. Nearly all involved have created deaths due to drowning an anonymous vessel. The symbolic level is in the humbling of the search and rescue efforts to require an admission of need for help. This helps move maturity in many directions. As we have said, this period of time recently has been a period of time to ASK for help. It is part of a global experience. This sinking symbolized this to a great degree for many. [Jan] What is the task phrase of Entity 3 in Cadre 1. Also what are the positive and negative poles of Entity 3 (Cadre 1). [Michael_Entity] It could be described that the Task of Entity 3 in your Cadre is “to present alternative angles on reality.” The Positive and Negative Poles of any Entity 3 are +Enterprise and -Versatility. These poles indicate the ability of Entity 3’s position within the Cadre to manifest cohesively any imaginative idea or to manifest them in pieces without depth. Imagine the differences between a complete stage production vs a variety show with no discernible theme. Entity 3’s tend to leave the most records of a civilization behind. [Dewliet] Would Michael please comment on occurrences in other parallels that have an impact on my life now, and the manifestation of such impact? [Michael_Entity] Parallels without exception never impact another Parallel, except on an informational level. Random impact would defeat their point. What can occur though is a search, either done specifically as Personality using techniques for viewing the parallels, or on an Essence Level. This search, or openness, to the various Parallels can then be bridged into making an impact on you. The only way they impact you is through your search though, never as a “surprise” or random bleedthrough. Some of you are very open to your Parallels and have many conscious/unconscious receptors “checking them out” all the time. This still does not mean they impact you on their own, it simply means you are bridging the “gap” and allowing the affect based on information and choice “here”. In the case of the “washing” we spoke of earlier, that was not an indication of other parallels impacting you, but of THIS parallel’s comprehension of paths not chosen. This is occurring with you, too. This forum is not conducive to exploring your personal parallels, but we can work with you individually or when this forum is used for that topic specifically. [MaryBV] Could Michael please expand a bit on the information available about Entity 01, Cadre 01? Perhaps a bit more information on the agreements Terri has with her entity mates on the list, a bit more information on the “rift” in the She-hulks and what the “fight” is all about, and why re there no other Kings around from the entity? [Michael_Entity] In general, the fragment known as Terri is entertainingly creating a context to explore the strengths of being female and being “strong.” She will play out many instances where her private and public life will clearly be about serious decisions centered on her personal strength in the context of a woman. This is inspiring to many fellow Entity Mates and allows dialogue, support, camaraderie, and community to evolve into a definitely tangible space, internally and externally. There are too many individual Agreements to cover within this forum and many are quite personal and “private.” We will leave her discovery and choice to act on them to her. There is no real “fight” within Entity One, merely a rift in alignment. Some of Entity One is recovering from lives chosen that created a great deal of emotional pain in other lives. That part of the Entity is spending a great deal of this life healing and recovering, sometimes manifested in territorial and reactive ways, as those who were harmed are interacted with. Another part of the Entity, those you relate to, have a different rate of comprehension and healing, therefore the work of communion and reunion can occur more fluidly. As for the Kings, they will come. They are not missing. We have seen two more Kings looking at your list, females. We believe they will introduce themselves quite clearly on their own. [Note: Yes, Barbara/Bobbie is a King.] [Momhawk] Relating back to the E-report. I definitely got ‘hit’ last Sunday (very interesting info too btw…thank you :-)…Got hit 4th, 5th and 6th chakras, ie; bronchitis, sore throat, and head cold, all at once. Michael has stated that colds are often fear related. What ‘core’ or ‘central’ fear is this reflecting that I may be ‘dealing with’ currently? [Michael_Entity] This is not about Fear in this case, it is about mourning. Considering the amount of externalized energy you have expended toward the expectation of several changes, you finally allowed the energy to just move down to a tangible level to handle the mourning. There were many versions of you being explored over the past few months. Many of those “selves” will not manifest in “this” reality. You know this. In that knowing, there is mourning in the recognition of unmet expectations and paths that will simply not “fit” in right now. Your physical symptoms are your process of the past. We suggest you to allow your move forward be freed from the distractions of what has “gone wrong” in the past. Let your body work through this all, if you choose to, and trust that process. On your daily level then, approach ONE thing with enthusiasm and renewed inspiration. Just choose one thing. Allow yourself to be concerned all you want about many things, but include at least one thing that you will simply “know” will work out. Input all that is obviously necessary for that one thing, but “know” that whatever course it takes, you have decided it will be the “right” one, no matter what the expectation. We will close here. Goodnight.
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    Janet, "A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character" There is a book series called the Post-Human series written by David Simpson that I read a few years back that I enjoyed. The book series goes into the evolution of an AI, challenges with that, the relationship between AI and humanity, and the integration of robotic technology with humans. There are five books currently in the Post-Human series with book 6 being released in July of 2020. I love books of this type. I know Michael has spoken of their being a wave of transhumanism in the future as well as advancements in AI with the potential for hosting Sentience which are both fascinating topics to me.
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    I find it fascinating that they even come up with this subject which resonates with me, and I like to think it's a gem in here somewhere.
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    May 16, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel You and your attitude [M_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand the topic to be that of Attitudes as they are defined within our teaching. Of course, there are 7 Attitudes, as there are 7 of every other Overleaf in our system. The 7 Attitudes are the Neutral or Assimilative PRAGMATIST, the Inspirational Stoic and Spiritualist, the Expressional Skeptic and Idealist, and the Actional Cynic and Realist. The Attitudes are specifically your personal means to interpret reality. The Attitudes could easily be said to be The 7 Basic Philosophies, as much of what is our more complete system now has been found isolated in various teachings throughout the ages. Each Attitude can easily find a correlation of a philosophy, which can shed a great deal of light on your personal Attitude. The Attitude could be said to be the “pivot” or “hinge” within our Personality System around which all other facets of your Personality move. Because the Attitude is intrinsically linked to your Intellect, the Attitude can “make or break” your sense of peace, trust, wholeness, etc. Whether you are Intellectually Centered or not, you still have an Intellect, and that Intellect works hard to interpret and make sense of reality. So, too, does your Attitude. It will go a long way toward freeing you from the traps of the Attitude and Intellect if you understand that it is not necessarily “the point” to “make sense” of reality, because literally, it is the opposite: your senses MAKE reality. Though we say your Attitude “interprets” reality, it may be more effective to understand that your Attitude “filters” reality. Both are valid descriptions. Though an Attitude is far from an imposition, it CAN be a limitation if you find you are not able to function within your ;particular Attitude's full spectrum of use. It can easily be said that, from the absolute worst struggles, to the most trivial of frustrations, these experiences are directly a reflection of how you are using your Attitude. When your Attitude is in its Negative Pole, regardless of what that may be, you have determined that you have completed your need for input for your basic philosophical stance. When the Negative Pole of the Attitude is in control, reality loses its creativity and flexibility, and instead becomes a tangled mess that must be understood immediately, even if the means to do so have not even come to pass. We can speak generally of Attitudes because the basic experience is quite consistent; it is the HOW of it all that is different among them. For instance, an Idealist in the Negative Pole and a Cynic in the Negative Pole will both share the struggle of trying to understand something within a limitation of input, but the Idealist will “naively” bumble his way through, while the Cynic will use “denigration” to destroy anything outside his comprehension. In the case of the Cynic, we do not mean an attempt to literally destroy, but that the Cynic will actively fight to remove any contradictions from his determined perception. In the case of each Axis of Attitude, you will find when they are in the Negative Pole, the reaction of the Attitude is to eliminate the Positive Pole experiences. When the Stoic is “resigned,” he will use inspiration to lead others into resignation, to validate his own perceptions. The Spiritualist will use inspiration to impose his beliefs on others as strongly as possible, to remove the need for verifying his perceptions. The Skeptic will simply express strong suspicions, riling others into an insecure space of perception, to remove the need for investigation. The Idealist will naively take on lofty goals and intentions, either with or without awareness, setting himself up for failure, so as to remove the experience of coalescence, which is the bringing together of parts to make a whole. The Cynic will actively remove all that contradicts his own determined perception. The Realist will insist that her perceptions are based in fact, even against the strongest of feedback that she is inaccurate, so as to remove her from having to be Objective. In addition, the Pragmatist will continue doing things, thinking about things, expressing things, exactly as they have worked for her to her satisfaction, regardless of the fact that input is dictating that there are more practical ways for the same things. The reason the Negative Pole is so strongly interested in eliminating the Positive Pole experiences is because the Attitude is the “brother or sister” to the Chief Features. We speak of these traits with anthropomorphic descriptions, only for the sake of relating, but we do not wish for you to mistake this means of description as if these parts of you are a separate consciousness. We do not say that they are, nor do we imply that they are. Because of our limitation of time, we will quickly point out what we believe may be the most important concern for your understanding of the Attitudes. Since the Attitude can be your prison or your means to complete freedom, we believe that when you are struggling in any area of your life, the first place to look would be to your Attitude. In understanding your Attitude, you would clearly be able to see that you may be in the Negative Pole, but the fastest and most effective means to move yourself out of it, is simply to choose a different angle of perception. Since the Attitude, while in the Negative Pole, so intently seeks to remove the experience of the Positive Pole of your Attitude, the “trick” is to use the Positive Pole of the Attitude that shares your Axis. If the effort is made, within minutes your life can change; or at least your attitude toward it, which can then lead to changing your life. When the Spiritualist is lost in her Beliefs and continues to find she is blocked from real, fulfilling Verification of her perceptions, it can free her to “slide” to the Positive Pole of Stoicism, which would be Tranquility. When Belief is in control, there is usually a strong need to get others to share in the belief, even if you, yourself have not Verified its place in your life. When the Spiritualist slides to Tranquility, she relaxes and surrenders gently to her perceptions. This then allows her to Verify things for herself, instead of finding others to do it for her. On the other hand, the Stoic may have given up on his life, resigning, which is a passive stance to the life. If he were to slide to Verification, he would be able to find that much of what he has resigned himself to is not even valid anymore as an imposition. We may not be able to go through all of the Attitudes with examples, but we will note that the Pragmatist has the ability to slide to ANY of the other Attitudes as a means to free himself from Dogma. We will now take any questions you may have, so we can respond to you, rather than use your time teaching what may already be available in print. QUESTIONS [MDFSage_Val] Can you describe a “spectrum of use” for an Idealist, or is this more an individual fragment thing/issue? [M_Entity] An Idealist lives within the spectrum of being “cursed” and “blessed” with the constant want for improvement. The Idealist has such a wider vision of most things that he can see patterns where others cannot. Within those patterns, he can also see how they can be improved, manipulated, or altered for the better. The struggle then comes from the Idealist being able to see the big picture, but not putting the effort into defining the STEPS it will take to get there. Therein lies the spectrum from Naivety to Coalescence. An Idealist can see that he has potential to run a marathon, but instead of taking the steps to prepare, he simply, naively runs in the marathon, until he collapses from the pain he could have avoided. [Suzanne] Michael, How would be best for an idealist & a spiritualist to relate to each other, one expresses while the other inspires? [M_Entity] The Spiritualist will always interpret relationships in terms of how inspiring they are, while the Idealist will interpret the relationships in terms of how much improvement is coming from them. [Suzanne] Rather interesting, as it can compliment. [M_Entity] If the Spiritualist feels her relationships are not inspiring, or that she is not inspiring, she will lose interest. The Idealist must feel as if the relationships are somehow improving each other, or he will feel they are not worth it. [Suzanne] Thank you, I understand better now [M_Entity] We are using pronouns randomly, for the sake of grammar. We are not intending anything to be specifically assigned to a gender. [Suzanne] Understood that too, thanks. [M_Entity] The Spiritualist could be said to be “cursed” and “blessed” with the philosophy that everything has potential. Within that spectrum, you will find the experiences ranging from blind faith or belief to valid verification of those potentials. We will point out one last point for your consideration before concluding tonight. When you are in the Negative Pole of your Attitude, you may find you are behaving more and more like the Attitude sharing your Axis, or attracting, or attracted to, those who share your Axis. This is your inherent move toward balance in perception and even if this is done without awareness, it manages, at least, to continue to give the option of choosing how you interpret your reality. So, an Idealist may tend to be very critical and skeptical as a means to balance his Idealism; the Spiritualist may find she is becoming less and less emotional and more passive as she seeks balance for her Beliefs. We shared as much as we could within your time allotted. We have much more to say about this topic, of course. We will conclude here. Good Night to all of you.
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    I'm in the middle of a residency at Yaddo, so I'm in a magical place and really getting a lot out of it. But, I am also experiencing a lot of anxiety and dark emotions. The big realization or moment I had the other day was about how I have always tended towards darkness, as a default, and that that won't change; that I have a tendency to overcomplicate things, and to always find the harshest or most dark view of any situation, that I assume the worst and feel bad and guilty and like I've fucked up, just as a default, nearly all the time. This isn't new information for me, but I felt it all really strongly yesterday, like a wave, and I couldn't stop crying. I deem that a kind of release. I don't feel much in the way of release OR collapse, right now, otherwise. Though there are certainly circumstances in my life that could go in either or both directions at any moment.
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    One of the things that I may have realised as a result of this Energy Shift is that the past few years have not been useless to me in terms of growth and discovery and that these years have helped me on a way to a trajectory that I hadn't been giving myself credit for before. This could be a game changer for me, as it is a direct indicator that I haven't been floundering through life and that things have indeed been happening since about 2017, even though progress has felt slow for me.
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    I've been going through what feels like multiple logjams breaking up. Logjams either in my life or people around me who personally affect me in my life. I felt it when I woke up on Sunday 8th and by Monday 9th had counted a dozen by the day. Significant ones. Shifts intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Some that I "saw" looked like ancient glaciers as they warmed up, fell apart, and dropped into the sea. There were so many I couldn't keep track so I listed them on paper. Also the impeachment of Trump and so many other world events are starting to break through or break up. Interesting times, indeed. I asked this in Diane's chat with Michael on December 3, 2019: Maureen: Michael, I’m seeing clearly that many of us are going through, literal, re-calibrations affecting all or many of the bodies that are quite debilitating. I’ve noticed with myself it’s “hormonal” with Troy it’s many different “afflictions”, with Diane it’s “scattered” and an inability to focus. Any advice on moving through these times with the best health and well-being we can have? MEntity: There are two factors that can help when transitioning through these types of challenges: One is to ensure that the concerns are addressed medically and with treatment and healing if necessary, and the other is to actively practice your trust in yourself and your body. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself. This matters tremendously because the stress of personal disappointment or frustration can have profound and compounding effects on any state you are in. MEntity: Let your emotions flow and your mind wander, but anchor it all in your kindness and trust. MEntity: Those are two basic and anchoring factors that can help. It may seem simplistic, but simplistic is what is important in these challenges. It will not help to add pressure or to nurture frustration. If you can own two simple efforts, it can help you get to your moments of clarity and strength that you can then use to lift you further out of the challenges. Maureen: Thank you! ~~~ A heavy snowfall disappears into the sea. What silence!" - Zen folk saying.
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    This session was posted in the Yahoo TLE group on January 2, 2007. Note from Troy: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I've been working hard to get this piece out to all of you, but it took a lot longer than expected, due to my being all busted up. In a recent live channeling in New York, we had posed a question to Michael about how we each may bring gifts to the world, and Michael's response was rather surprising. Our recording device was not working so I had to re-channel the entire session into text. Because of this, the writing may be a bit choppy or messy. ENJOY! MEntity: THE GIFTS WE BRING In asking us to speak about the concept of “gifts” that each of you bring, we did not have a system in place to present such a response. In our perspective, there is not a single moment of your being that is not a gift FROM you and TO you, if one must speak in terms of Gifts. In this case, we define “gift” as “the offering of a tool to another to use as he or she chooses.” In that regard, one can see how every moment; every choice; every interpretation; every exchange is, in some way, a “gift.” However, we can provide a system that allows you to perceive very specific ways in which one can naturally tend to offer inherent gifts to the various circles of one's life, ranging from the self to intimate circles, to the world, and even to Essence. Most of our students will recognize this system as a variation on what is known as the 12 Support Positions, or the Support Group. While there are definite connections to the concept of the 12 Support Positions, we suggest not confusing the concept of “gifts” with the concepts of “support.” The Support Positions describe a very specific dynamic of relationships among fragments for the purpose of networked support. “Gifts,” on the other hand, are not necessarily a part of a relationship exchange of any obvious significance, simply by the very nature of a “gift,” in that it is freely given and not dependent on feedback or interaction. It is important to note that what is often intended as a Gift is not given as a Gift. In other words, a well-intentioned offering may actually be, or turn into, a conditional exchange that defeats the point of its being a gift. The Gift, then, becomes an OBSTACLE, or Challenge. Gifts that have turned into Obstacles are quite obvious in effect on those to whom the gift is given and on the “giver.” We define a gift-turned-obstacle as being a gift that is offered with an emphasis on feedback from the recipient, or with an emphasis on reward for the gift being given, or with an emphasis on conditions for the gift's receipt. There are four areas of the life to which one will bring Gifts: THE SELF; SPECIFIC OTHERS (intimates); THE WORLD (people in general); and THE ESSENCE. Each of these areas resonates to a specific Overleaf category, with the GOAL relating to the gifts brought to THE WORLD; the MODE relating to gifts brought to SPECIFIC OTHERS; the ATTITUDE relating to gifts brought to THE SELF; and the PRIMARY CENTERING relating to the gifts brought to THE ESSENCE. ALL of these Gifts are a part of the fabric of Personality and each Gift can be brought to the life as desired, though you may find that you are inclined to give certain gifts based on your Overleaves or Role. The specific Overleaf within an area can lend specific insight into the exact gift or obstacle one tends to bring to that area. This is determined by that particular Overleaf's resonance to the Emotions, the Intellect, or the Moving. For instance, those with a Goal of Acceptance or Discrimination (resonant to the Higher and Lower Emotions) are more inclined to bring the Gift of Discipline or the Obstacle of Belligerence to THE WORLD around them. Those with a Mode of Caution or Power (resonating to the Higher and Lower Intellect) may be inclined toward bringing the Gift of KNOWLEDGE or the Obstacle of advice to specifically chosen individuals within the life. Here, then, are the facets of GIFTS and OBSTACLES that you, as Personality, bring to the various circles of your life: GIFTS and OBSTACLES BROUGHT TO THE WORLD ALL fragments offer as gifts to the world the gifts of Humor, Discipline, and Anchoring. When we state that this is offered “to the world,” we simply mean that these gifts are usually offered with less discernment as to who is the recipient. HUMOR/harm (Re-evaluation/Growth) When one gives the gift of Humor, one is giving the tool of levity to the world, bringing light and playfulness, even amidst the experiences of pain, disappointment, and struggle. Humor is a gift that encourages the reconciliation of apparent paradoxes. All humor is rooted in the emphasis of enjoying the space of reconciliation between what is expected and what is not. When one attempts to bring humor to the world with an emphasis on conditions, feedback, or reward, that humor can turn to an Obstacle of HARM. This shows up as “making fun” of people, inappropriately emphasizing or highlighting another's struggles, failures, feelings, fears, etc.; drawing out laughter at the expense of another. Those with the Goal of Re-evaluation or Growth can tend to lean toward this as being THE gift or obstacle brought to the world around them. DISCIPLINE/belligerence (Discrimination/Acceptance) When one gives the gift of Discipline, one is giving the tool of conscious choice. Discipline is merely rooted in the heightened awareness of choice, and one can easily give this gift at any point in the day to anyone. This can show up as simply as your having difficulty moving out of a check-out lane in a busy store, holding up the line, thus bringing the opportunity to others to choose patience, understanding, kindness, or impatience, frustration, and spite. The gift of Discipline shows up as varying intended or unintended interruptions to the flow of unconsciousness to another fragment's life, encouraging the potential for more conscious awareness of choice. This is NOT an interruption of CHOICE, but an interruption of unconsciousness. When one brings this gift to the world with an emphasis on conditions, reward, or feedback, the gift can quickly become a form of belligerence, which is an enforced form of Discipline that is no longer a tool, but a form of control, with results often ending in harsh judgments, disappointments, and self-righteous behavior. Those who have the Goal of Acceptance or Discrimination tend toward bringing an emphasis of this gift or obstacle to the world. ANCHOR/chaos (Submission/Dominance) When one brings the gift of ANCHORING to the world, one offers a moment of solidity, presence, and footing to another amidst the movements of life. Anchoring is tool that offers one to find oneself rooted in the present, the moment, now. This can show up as a pleasant conversation out of nowhere from a stranger; as a kind smile across a crowd; as literal spaces inviting grounding, such as restaurants, coffee shops, churches, gathering places, etc. When this anchoring is brought to the world with an emphasis on conditions, feedback, and need for reward, the result can be an obstacle of chaos, leaving those involved to feel shaken, anxious, burdened, and focused far beyond the moment. Imagine the kind smile from across the crowd that then becomes a vehicle for a person to invite himself into your space; or the pleasant conversation that is not offered, but exploited as an opportunity to avoid loneliness; or the sanctuary that embraces you, but eventually reveals its hidden requirements for presence (many religious organizations can be seen as examples of this). Those who have the Goal of Submission or Dominance can tend to offer this gift or obstacle to the world. GIFTS and OBSTACLES brought to your INTIMATES ALL fragments offer the gifts of Love, Knowledge, and Compassion to those around them, but we find that most fragments tend to be quite discerning as to whom they offer these gifts. LOVE/Anonymity (Reserve/Passion) When one brings the Gift of Love to a specific individual, it is an offering that encourages the ability to embrace and adapt to the spectrum of oneself, another, and/or life. This may seem to be a gift that all fragments offer to those whom they claim to “love,” but that is not the case. Most of what passes as “love” is actually a state of attachment that is far from being a gift. In this case, there is no attachment to the outcome of the offering. In addition, it is NOT necessarily the gift OF Love, but the gift TO Love. In other words, the giver is offering a tool for the potential to increase the recipient's ability to Love, but the gift is not necessarily that the giver loves the recipient. It could be said another way that the gift of Love does not have to come from one who knows how to love. Examples may be in that the giver has a strong charm and attractiveness that makes it nearly impossible not to want to be around him or her, but his/her choices and behaviors and experiences provide the opportunity for the receiver to truly learn to love beyond definitions, expectations, and changes. Often when one “breaks up with” another, the gift of Love is far more involved than when the couple was committed, however shocking that may seem. When the gift of love is offered with an emphasis on feedback, conditions, or need for reward, the result can be the obstacle of anonymity. By this we mean that the giver offers “love,” but with very little interest in intimacy, rendering the recipient to be merely another face in the crowd, or that the giver is never truly felt to be known in any meaningful way. Those who have the Mode of Reserve or Passion can tend to naturally offer this gift or obstacle to the intimate circle. KNOWLEDGE/advice (Caution/Power) When one brings the Gift of Knowledge to a specific individual, it is an offering that encourages the ability to turn experience into wisdom. This gift may come in the form of shared experiences together, or the discussion about experiences, but the gift shows up as simply allowing room for the recipient to digest his or her own experiences into integrated wisdom. When this gift is offered with an emphasis on conditions, feedback, or need for reward, the obstacle is advice. What would normally be a tool offered freely to the recipient now becomes the giver's idea of what is right, wise, correct, etc. While advice may seem to help an individual, it is actually an obstacle against the recipient's internal processing of experience and knowledge. Advice does very little to actually help an individual, as it is merely a showcase of personal preferences and opinions of the person giving the advice. The Gift of Knowledge includes consideration for the perception and experiences of the recipient, while the obstacle of advice is an effort to override those very things. Those who have the Mode of Caution and Power can tend to offer this Gift or Obstacle to those deemed close to them. COMPASSION/brutality (Perseverance/Aggression) When one brings the Gift of Compassion to a specific individual, it is an offering that encourages an individual to expand his or her circle of empathy, internally and externally. Again, the Gift of Compassion does not necessarily have to be from a person who IS compassionate, but that the giver's presence generates the tool of Compassion from within the recipient; however, when this gift emphasizes conditions, feedback, or need for reward, the Obstacle is brutality. By this we mean that the expectations and standards of consideration imposed by giver on the recipient is a ruthless and insensitive form of “compassion” that lacks the reality of the entire picture of a situation, relationship, or person. When Compassion is offered as a Gift, the circle of empathy that is encouraged includes ALL involved, but brutality becomes the obstacle when “compassion” is expected as living up to a standard, or required more in one direction over another. Those with the Mode of Perseverance or Aggression can tend to bring this Gift or Obstacle to specific individuals. GIFTS and OBSTACLES brought to the SELF ALL fragments bring the gifts of Mentoring, Beauty, and Child/Innocence to those around them, but we have found that these gifts are often ones offered to the Self as a means to bring the Personality into alignment with itself. MENTOR/manipulation (Stoic/Spiritualist) When the gift of Mentoring is offered to the Self, it means a gentle offering that will allow experiences, people, life, events, relationships, etc., to be your teachers. It is the emphasis on what can be learned in each and every aspect of life. It is the ability to allow for the process of experiences so that one can extract what can be used for personal evolution. When this gift is emphasizing conditions, feedback, or need for reward, the Obstacle becomes Manipulation. In this case, Manipulation is the distortion of the gift from being potential gain to being imposed “lessons.” In other words, one of the greatest obstacles one can bring to the self is the presumption that life, relationships, people, experiences, etc., are imposed within your life as a means to “teach you a lesson.” There are NO lessons imposed in life. There are only YOUR EXTRACTIONS of what is most important to you. To assume that your trials and tribulations exist only as a means to teach you something, then you are creating an obstacle of manipulation against yourself. Life has GIFTS, not LESSONS. What you gain from your struggles and from your pleasures is your interpretation of what is most relevant to you for your growth, but there is never an imposition upon you just for the sake of a lesson. Those with the Attitude of Stoic or Spiritualist can often find themselves bringing this Gift or Obstacle to the Self. BEAUTY/deceit (Skeptic/Idealist) When one brings the Gift of Beauty to the Self, one is offering the ability for the Personality to recognize the patterns of the life in a way that can be found to be awe-inspiring and beautiful. Beauty is the recognition of patterns and this ability is a Gift that can bring great freedom to the personality as it navigates the seeming complications of life's unfolding and creation. This same gift would allow the personality to see the beauty in others' patterns of life, as well, allowing room for many forms of expression. When this gift is given as a need for reward, with conditions or required feedback, the obstacle created is Deceit. In this case, Deceit can show up as having predefined ideas about what is beautiful, accepting only certain patterns as inspiring; deceiving the self into seeing all else as ugly or unacceptable. This deceit can be as personal as rejecting the body, or as impersonal as hating life, or other people for not matching the limited patterns. Those with the Attitude of Skeptic or Idealist can lean toward bring this Gift or Obstacle to the Self. CHILD/demands (Cynic/Realist) When one brings the Gift of the CHILD to the Self, one is offering the ability for the Personality to make room for the innocence in its actions, even when one fails oneself, or fails another. This gift would also encourage the experience of innocence in the pursuit of pleasure and happiness, as well, allowing room for child-like playfulness within the life. This gift would also include encouraging the personality to see this same innocence in others' actions, happiness, and failings. When one brings this gift with an emphasis on feedback, reward, or conditions, the Obstacle is Demand. In this case, the obstacle can show up as a distortion of authoritative action that can lean toward parental reprimanding and disapproval, or as rebellious behavior that borders on tantrums. This gift becomes an obstacle when the innocence, or the child, is expected to behave within predefined parameters, or to only exist within a segregated context. The Attitudes of Cynic and Realist can often find themselves bringing this Gift or Obstacle to the Self. GIFTS and OBSTACLES brought to ESSENCE ALL fragments bring the Gifts of Healing, Enlightenment, and Musing to those around them, but we have found that these are gifts offered to one's Essence as a means to bring alignment between Personality and Essence. HEALER/wounding (Server/Priest) When one brings the Gift of Healing to the Essence, one is providing the opportunity for Essence to be a part of the more difficult and challenging aspects of the life for the Personality, encouraging contact in a way that creates integration of experiences as a form of healing. It could be said, then, that True Healing is INTEGRATION and cannot be done without the invitation from Personality to Essence. Quite often the true healing for a lifetime comes AFTER the life is exited, but it not necessary to wait for astral review as a means to include Essence in the processing of life. This Gift is not just offered from one's Personality to one's Essence, but from Personality to the Essence of another. When this gift is offered to the Essence of another, it is usually as a result of the gift being exemplified in one's own life. Healing is not merely about getting better or feeling better, but BEING better, with “better” being defined, in this context, as evolving beyond an experience. When one brings this gift with an emphasis on conditions, feedback, or need for reward, the Obstacle created is Wounding. In this sense, Wounding is a perpetuation of distraction from the integration of experiences. Priests and Servers tend to generate Personalities that bring this gift or obstacle to Essence. ENLIGHTENMENT/anecdotes (Artisan/Sage) When one brings Enlightenment as a Gift to Essence, one invites Essence to help define a structure of understanding for the life's experience. True Enlightenment is merely COMPREHENSION, and comprehension is incomplete without the participation of both Essence and Personality. This gift can be brought to the Essence of another through exemplifying one's own Enlightenment, or Comprehension of life. When this gift emphasizes reward, condition, or feedback, the result is the Obstacle of Anecdote, which is a distraction from comprehension by the constant telling of stories about one's life. This is an obstacle when the experiences are distanced from the Personality through tales and entertainment, rather than embraced and comprehended within a structure of understanding. Artisans and Sages can often bring this gift or obstacle to Essences. MUSE/disillusion (Warrior/King) When one brings the gift of the Muse to Essence, one is inviting Essence to use its full capacity of energy with Personality to help motivate and clarify the aspirations, desires for the life. One's True Muse is merely one's ability to LISTEN, or more accurately, to listen to one's INTUITION. This gift can show up as following impulses and trusting the unfolding of one's life. This gift can be brought to the Essence of another, as well, through the embodiment of this gift in oneself. When this gift is offered with an emphasis on reward, feedback, or conditions, the obstacle is Disillusionment. In this case, Disillusionment is the distraction from desires and aspirations through disappointments and compulsions. Warriors and Sages are often found naturally bringing this gift or obstacle to Essence. Note: Following the post of this transcript, a student asked why the Assimilative Overleaves were not mentioned. Troy posted this addition in response: MEntity: The Assimilative, or Neutral, Overleaves are not related to the concept of Giving (at least, in our presentation of this system), but entirely to the concept of Receiving, as these Overleaves are, for lack of a better word, Assimilative. The more Assimilative Overleaves one has, the less likely one would be inclined to actively GIVE, but this fragment finds himself or herself to be in an important position of experiencing the process of RECEIVING. This is not to say that an Assimilative person cannot give, but that he or she is simply more inclined toward the difficult experiences of learning how to receive the gifts that are offered around him or her. For those who know a Scholar or a person with a great deal of Assimilative Overleaves, it is not surprising to hear this. The Scholar or Assimilative Personality does all he or she can to remove the self from the process of exchange, finding themselves with an emphasis on their ideas of self-sustenance, strength, and Independence, which can be as painful for others around them as it is for themselves, when this emphasis does not allow Gifts to be received. On a more symbolic level, what we have already described is as valid, with the Assimilative Axis merely representing the part of the equation of that is about the self and receiving.
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    @Jeroen WOW, what I have experienced in listening, it trances and grounds me all at once, powerful voodoo, THANK YOU for sharing !!!
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    Thanks, @Janet. This is a great tool for honing in on areas of future study and gaps in our understanding.
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    Adding all my love and gratitude! TLE, you are so beautiful. My greatest fellow students and teachers. Your lives and questions always prompt gems of Love Truth and Beauty. Thank you for Caring. Thank you for Being Here Now! ? ?
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    I wish I could say this didn't resonate with me at all, but I'd be lying. They may as well said "Heidi" ( or any one of your names!) at the beginning of each sentence. ? So thankful for this. I'll probably be rereading it a few times.
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    I have to make a comment. What was said here really has everything to do with me. I myself have been thinking a lot these days, and I even told it to some people, that I became obsessed with the way people see me. I really liked the ending in which Michael speaks. You can better learn how to create the story of who you are, rather than let it be told by others. It seems like that's what I'm trying to do .. Even because what I've been told most of my life is that I would not be as capable as people's coucars ... But it's funny that I have trouble believing when someone Tell me the opposite .. this is a contradiction that I will address with Michael ..
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    This is very helpful for making a simplistic focus.
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    OMW - Jun 21, 2014 - You and Your Centers Channel: Troy Tolley MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. Today we are asked to discuss each of the Centers/Chakras, not only in terms of their nature, but in fairly personal terms of where and how you are with the health, function, habits, blocks, and balance of your own. Instinctive Center - Regulates Choice What we will do is speak a bit about the Instinctive Center, then address that Center for each of you who are present, then the Lower Centers, then the Higher Centers. We know that time is limited and that we may not cover all of them, but we will attempt to do so. To help deliver this in as succinct a manner as possible, we will cover these elements of each Center: Basic Function, Most Obvious State of Positive Health, Most Obvious State of Negative Health, Most Direct Means of Healing, and then your assessment. The reasons that the "most obvious" states of health can be useful is because these states can help one to sense fairly easily which direction one is leaning, even if nowhere near the extreme. By "health" here we will mean this in terms of the Center, not necessarily in terms of symptoms in the body, which can often be symptoms of combinations of issues and not specific to a Center. For the most part, the more obvious health of your Centers can be seen in your behaviors long before your bodies. First, we will say that Center and Chakra are often used interchangeably because they are the same systems. However, in our teaching, "Center" is a reference to one's habitual "center of gravity," which is how one navigates the life. It is the funnel through which all experiences tend to first be processed by the Personality. Chakras, on the other hand, are more a teaching of the complex system of circuitry that runs as part of the various bodies, including how that links to Essence. In our teaching, "Center" extends to include all of those that are not your habitual "center of gravity" because each Center still has its use of all of the other Centers, its "Parts." So it is fair and safe to use these systems of understanding interchangeably, but there is a difference. Though none of you here are Centered in the Instinctive, your Instinctive Centers are as active as your Primary Center. No body or Personality can function without the Instinctive Center. It is from the Instinctive Center that the Personality arises. This is the only Center that is ever carried forward from each life. All others "die" with the bodies. Think of this as the "floppy disc," to use a rather outdated technological term that is carried from one life to another. It can also be "copied" easily among Concurrents, and then recombined in Reviews. No matter what your Primary Centering, the Instinctive Center will be your Center that regulates your capacity to CHOOSE. So in its simplest terms for this particular exchange on the topic, we will say that its Basic Function is the means by which the Personality will Regulate Choice. When the Instinctive Center is in its Positive Health, it shows up as owning the responsibility, consciousness, and capacity for choice. This means that the individual understands that, however restrictive the contexts, there will always be levels of choice with which one can work. One can be held captive in a box and still know that there is the capacity for choice for one or more bodies. The Physical Body, in that case, may have been stripped of choice, but the intellectual and Emotional bodies may still utilize Choice. This is an extreme, and disturbing, scenario to be used as an example, but we only do so to illustrate that some of your most restrictive scenarios in your life are nowhere near as restrictive as they could be. And you still have choice. The healthy Instinctive Center knows this. This does not mean you like your choices, or your range of choices, and that you may wish to work on expanding your range of choices, but there is, at no point, a sense that one no longer has a choice. The negative health of an Instinctive Center is when one begins to relinquish the responsibility of choice, and default only to reaction (rather than response). This Instinctive Center functions only as a means of navigating away from perceived or real threats. The life is spent only assessing threats. Possibilities become elusive and lose priority. This is sometimes necessary, so we do not mean "negative health" in terms of "bad," but more in the sense that the capacity for conscious choices has been reduced or honed toward only survival. Depending upon your Primary Centering, this can take the form of Emotional Survival, Intellectual Survival, or Material Survival. You will know if your Instinctive Center is leaning toward the Negative Health if you perceive your Emotional realm, Intellectual (expressive/social) realm, or Material Realm to have been reduced to a point of dependency, defense, or desperation. The most direct means of healing the Instinctive Center when in the Negative State of Health, or when damaged or "blocked" in any way, is to ask for help. Even if one were locked in a box, this is true. And most already know this, regardless of Soul Age, and "instinctively" call out for help, even to unknown or invisible forces when having fallen into Negative Health. We can safely say that each of you here lean toward your Negative end of Health for this Center. This is not a static state, but probably relative to your Primary Centering. [ViP1] i'd estimate i'm at the negative end at least 60 or 70 percent of the time [Janet] I’m very surprised. I would have said I lean toward the positive end [ClaireC] I know I fluctuate a lot. [ViP1] these days, at least, I think I've had times in the not too distant past that may have been closer to the opposite [GeraldineB] I'm somewhat surprised, too as while I have medical issues that are ongoing, I am seeking help for them [Ingun] I'm not surprised, I think most people lean more toward struggling in some way with survival issues, but fluctuating a lot. [ClaireC] Defense and desperation ring a bell. :) MEntity: Janet, we are not speaking in static terms, nor in assessment of more recent times, but in broader terms. However, it should be noted that even as each of you are far more conscious and in Positive Health of the Instinctive Center than most, you would not grow if not for the challenges that the Negative bring. [Ingun] Yes, that makes sense. [Janet] I agree that makes sense. [ViP1] what are those broader terms, Michael? [Maureen] I know I have had anxiety for, oh, about 6 million years or so. It's a hard habit to break. MEntity: It is not a report card, but a fact of incarnation. We could have posed the question as a "test" of your own understanding of this, but we do not think that the Instinctive Center is covered enough for that to be a fair question. [Janet] We incarnate in order to learn to choose. Once we have mastered that, we no longer need the experience. MEntity: It is natural for each of you to dip into the Negative on a regular basis, though some will tend to do so in more extreme ways than others. What may be new to you is the context in which this is most often played out, and this would TEND to be through what you identify as your Primary Centering. [GeraldineB] oops -- I slipped up again and used a standard definition for negative pole, not the Michael one MEntity: Even if someone struggles financially, but is Emotionally-Centered, it is in terms of Inspiration, self-esteem, meaning, etc. that this struggle plays out. Yes, there will still be the material, of course, but this person may have a much more difficult time separating his status from his sense of value. So when each of you sense your move into Negative Health of your Instinctive Center, note that, first, there is likely still a great range of choice, even if not what you would wish for it to be, and that you can make the effort to respond, rather than react, as a means of navigating a scenario, and finally, that you can ask for help. You may not get it, or you may have to ask more than you would like, but remembering that you can ask, that you have a right to ask, and that you may need to ask, is healthy. By "asking for help" here we do not mean coaxing someone else to do the work that you can do. Though we described each of you as leaning toward the Negative Health, we did so to point out its necessity to do so as a part of your living a life. Now we ask that each of you consider your own assessment. Share what you think is your likely percentage of Positive Health vs Negative Health as you see your life right now. [ViP1] for me, same as mentioned earlier - 60 to 70 percent in the reaction/survival in response to "threats" mode, which I understand now as Negative end of health of the instinctive center [GeraldineB] I would say that I'm reasonably healthy both mentally and emotionally, am in a state of wellbeing -- maybe 80% -- but, physical, am declining, so would put that at 50% or less even though I am seeking help [ViP1] by the way, that "right to ask for help" - is that one of the 7 basic Rights, Michael? [ClaireC] I could definitely ask for help a lot more, from my guides and Essence I suppose. [ClaireC] Positive 75% Negative 25%. [Maureen] I would say I may be at 80% Negative Health but I'm finding it hard to put a number to it. [Janet] It is hard for me to ask for help but I think I do it more often than I used to do. I’ve been working to avoid being reactionary. I am generally conscious of my right to choose. I can’t give a percentage for right now. I will have to give it thought. [Ingun] Fluctuating, but between Pos 40 - Neg 60 [GeraldineB] I still am locked into a belief system of "permanent conditions," rather than one that could be changed by other beliefs and/or Essence [ClaireC] I think our physical health affects our emotional health and outlook. MEntity: Visaish, yes. The "right to ask for help" is a subset of the most basic Right to Be Real, to Exist. No one exists in a vacuum. [ViP1] great, thank you (as I saw from other material you shared through Troy, that is indeed the Right that is related to the Instinctive Center.) [Ingun] I would guess I sometimes can be in more than 60% Neg Health also, and also in more than 40% Pos Health [Ingun] I'm also working on asking more for help. [Maureen] I have a hard time asking for help. Half the time I wouldn't even know what to ask for. It's more feelings. MEntity: We would wish to add that "asking for help" includes asking this of yourself. For some, this does not occur to them. There is a complete sense of paralysis, fear, defense, distance, etc. They can even use their conscious choice to refuse to choose. [ClaireC] Our interactions with Michael are a way of asking and receiving help. [ViP1] agreed, Claire MEntity: Claire, we agree. [Maureen] I agree too Claire. MEntity: We would point out that our exchanges with you, in that regard, are not one-way. You help us. Our invitation to our teaching is a request for your help. We cannot evolve without you. [ViP1] oh wow, that really touches me for some reason... [ViP1] but I'm glad to help [ClaireC] That is touching, ViP. MEntity: Existence is never a vacuum. Not even in the High Planes. [ViP1] "Vacuum" and "aloneness" are different things, in the way you use those terms, right Michael? [Maureen] I do ask Essence and my Guides for help and Michael, of course. It's just harder to ask for what I need from a living, breathing person. [Maureen] maybe it's a Priest thing. [ClaireC] But you're really good at offering and giving help, Maureen. MEntity: Correct. Aloneness is recognition of one's existence as singular representative of wholeness, while being a part of a greater wholeness. Vacuum is an emphasis on a false sense of distance between the self and other. Maureen, eventually, it is understood that help is effective and accessible from all realms of relevance. [Maureen] understanding it and asking for it are two different things -- aren't they? MEntity: It is often useless to ask "God" or guides to help one with material concerns, for instance, and much more effective to ask for help from those within the relevant realm. "God" and guides can help one with the less-dense dimensions. We agree, Maureen. [ViP1] you agree that this is a difficulty that Priests especially have, Michael? MEntity: That is the case with any learning. The gap between learning and application. [ViP1] oh sorry, never mind MEntity: It is not unique to Priests. [ViP1] that's what I thought, I misunderstood which of Maureen's comments you were responding to - please ignore, sorry MEntity: We understand. To continue with the Centers: [ViP1] by the way Michael, what do you think of our assessments of ourselves in terms of negative vs positive percentages for the Instinctive centers? MEntity: We think they are fair, even if leaning a bit on the high side for Negative Health. We think that each of you are closer to the middle than that. [ViP1] ok, thank you! MEntity: The assessments we see are when you are at your "worst." To clarify: the assessments each of you offered are more accurate to when you are at your "worst." [Maureen] When I am bad -- I am really bad. :) [ClaireC] :) [Ingun] How will it be played out if an Intellectually-centered person struggles financially? MEntity: This might tend to show up more in terms of how this represents the individual, how others might see that individual, and/or how this person struggles to express himself or herself, to give presence and form to the self in the world. It is a struggle with havingness and self-worth. Which is different from self-esteem, by the way. Self-esteem is how one feels about the self, while self-worth is about how one thinks about the self. Self-esteem is the use of relationships as reflections of self. Self-worth is the use of things as expressions of self. [Ingun] Thanks. Please continue with the centers/chakras ... Moving Center - Linked to Goal MEntity: MOVING CENTER has as its Basic Functions the regulation of your movements, directions, and paths. In its simplest description for this exchange, we can say that it is how one navigates WHAT WORKS and WHAT DOES NOT WORK. This is everyone's means of creating or clearing his or her path through life. It is directly linked to the Goal. No matter what your Goal, in terms of Axis, it is your ACTIONS that create or clear your path to fulfilling it. One cannot fulfill their Goal in any lifetime without ACTION. In Positive Health, this shows up as an evolving capacity for LEARNING. Though learning happens among all Centers, there must be application and implementation for true learning while in a body. Regardless of one's Primary Centering, this Center is where one actually learns, at least in terms of the lifetime. Not necessarily how one learns math or how to raise a plant. Those who are Moving Centered will tend to have greater emphasis on the Goal as their priority for the life. When the Moving Center is in Negative Health, it often shows up for the older soul as AGITATION. One of the most direct means of healing this Center is to apply what one has learned. It is that simple. Keep in mind that this prompt for application of learning can come in the form of impulses, a quiet sense of knowing what one "should" do, and often as your means of handling pain. On the scale between AGITATION and APPLICATION/LEARNING, where do each of you feel you might fall in terms of learning? You need not use a number, just a sense of direction. [ViP1] I think I lean more toward agitation, but not too far off the "50/50" mark [Janet] I have been studying and have received many tips from you Michael that would aid in my goal of (self-)Dominance. But the tips are hard to apply so I clearly haven’t learned them. I am definitely on the negative side here. [Maureen] I have one foot in agitation and one foot in application -- on average I'm uncomfortable. [ClaireC] Confusion at times, some Agitation. [ViP1] I think I tend to react to agitation with freneticism and/or tendencies to addictive behaviors as a distraction from the agitation, but I do believe I'm getting better at applying what I am learning [ClaireC] I work on Application constantly. MEntity: The reason there is a Goal is because it will require the use of the Moving Center in some way, even if one is not Moving Centered. When looking at how you are Agitated, look to your Goal. In most cases, it is directly relevant. [Maureen] That makes sense. [Ingun] Fluctuating, but 45-55 [Janet] Oh that’s good advice. MEntity: It would indicate that you may not be applying all that you have learned. [GeraldineB] I could be self-deluded, but I don't feel all that much agitation with my Goal -- I've gotten quite patient with myself MEntity: Agitation tends not to come unless there is Learning that is not being applied. Agitation is a kind of short-circuiting that indicates the gap between action and experience/knowledge. [GeraldineB] I'm in such a constant state of learning, it's like all of it just keeps rolling over and into itself [ViP1] I like that description of Agitation [ClaireC] Me too. [Maureen] Me too [ViP1] :-) [Ingun] I know I'm not applying everything I have learned MEntity: For example, if you you find yourself in a pattern of Agitation with certain "kinds of people," or a circumstance, or relationship, you may not be applying the experiences and knowledge that has come from previous fulfillment of the Goal. [Janet] That definitely happens to me. I’m doing better though. MEntity: Each of you continue to do better. If not, you would not be here. [ClaireC] I would imagine that one's Frequency of processing would help here. MEntity: It is relevant, but one end of the range is not better than another. Not allowing oneself to process at one's natural Frequency can be troublesome, though. [ViP1] you said that when not manifesting Essence, one tends to process closer to the default Frequency of their Role, rather than the Frequency of their Spark/Essence, right Michael? [GeraldineB] I'm not familiar with that idea -- does each role have a default frequency? [ViP1] it appears so, it was in a question that I asked in a Michael Speaks [ViP1] or a default range of frequencies [ViP1] or an Ask Michael, I can't remember which MEntity: In the same way that Bodies are 100% Male Energy when of the male gender or 100% Female Energy when of the female gender (in most cases), so are Roles locked into a range of frequency. This range of frequency is not the same as that of Essence, so Essence will trump that frequency, in the same way that it does in the Body's Energy Ratio. This is how one can find a low Frequency Priest and a high Frequency Priest, even if the default range of frequency for the Priest Role is high. And how one can find a high "female energy" man and a high "male energy" female. When one neglects the care of the body, Energy Ratio starts to move toward the default. When one rejects Essence, the default range of frequency for processing in the Personality is that of the Role. [GeraldineB] Do we have a list of the defaults for each Role? [ViP1] ok, so that is the case when rejecting essence, rather than NOT Manifesting essence then (rejecting Essence is not the same as not Manifesting Essence) [ViP1] Not through Troy, G [ViP1] not that I know of at least [ViP1] sorry if I'm derailing the topic of the session by now though... please continue with the Centers if we can take up Frequency further in a different exchange :-) Emotional Center - Linked to Mode MEntity: The EMOTIONAL CENTER has as its Basic Functions the regulation of your intimacy, empathy, and sensitivity. In its simplest description for this exchange, we can say that is how one navigates between MEANINGFUL and MEANINGLESS. This is everyone's way of infusing or extracting meaning from his or her path/experiences in life. It is directly linked to the MODE. No matter what your Mode, in terms of Axis, it is your EMOTIONS that create or destroy your sense of meaning from your experiences. One cannot fulfill any range of significance in intimacy, sensitivity, without having infused or extracted Meaning. One cannot implement the Mode in any healthy way without evolving one's range of INSPIRATION. The more one limits his or her sense of Inspiration, the less-likely one can relate to others, to see himself or herself in others, and more importantly, less-likely to recognize others in himself or herself. By "others," we speak of any creature, sentient or non-sentient. In Positive Health, this Center could be described as showing up as GIVING/GENEROUS. In Negative Health, it can show up as RESENTFUL. The means by which the Mode is fulfilled at its best is when approached from this state of Giving/Generosity. The trick here is that no lifetime can be experienced without some experience in giving, but when one begins to keep score, to stand in righteousness, to give when not fully capable of giving, then Resentment begins to step in. So the evolution of Giving is a matter of one's evolution of Meaning. As each of you look at your Emotional Center, how often do you feel Resentment? How often do you feel that you Give in meaningful ways? How honest are you in your stating Yes? No? [Janet] ‘Resentful’ feels strong but I recognize it at times. I am definitely on the negative side here. [Janet] I think we are hoping to pursue intellectual center to get a balanced transcript. [GeraldineB] Yes, I agree with Janet MEntity: In that case, we will close on the Emotional Center by stating that the state of your relationships is a fair means of assessing where you are in terms of Health in the Emotional Center. Intellectual Center - Linked to Attitude The INTELLECTUAL CENTER, then, has as its Basic Functions the regulation of your impact, effect, and presence on your path in this life. In its simplest description for this exchange, we can say that it is how one navigates between HONESTY/Innocence and DECEIT/Jaded. This is everyone's way of testing out behaviors, traits, and negotiation in terms of their effects, impact, and presence in form. It is directly linked to the ATTITUDE. No matter what your Attitude, in terms of Axis, it is your INTELLECTUAL CENTER that runs the core of your basic philosophy about this life. One cannot test out one's philosophy without experimenting in the range between Honesty and Deceit, both in terms of others and the self. The Attitude cannot function in any healthy way without this Center moving more and more toward Honesty. The more one limits his or her sense of Expression, which can show up as false personas, lying to oneself, lying to others, not questioning inherited philosophies, avoiding contact, evading society, etc. the more one falls into Deceit. Or Jaded. In Positive Health, this Center could be described as ENCOURAGED. In Negative Health, it can show up as DISMISSIVE. The means by which the Attitude is held in the Positive Pole is at its best when one is Encouraged, or Encouraging. The most direct way of healing this Center is through QUESTIONING. By this we mean that one does not operate from a higher proportion of presumptions and prejudices than one does from curiosity and inquisitiveness. So the questions here, for your assessment of health of the Intellect, is in how often you feel discouraged, jaded, avoiding of contact vs curious, inquisitive, and having an impact. How often do you turn to your sense of encouragement over your sense of dismissiveness? [Janet] This is one center where I think I’m on the positive side. [Janet] Recently anyhow. [ViP1] I think I too might be slightly more on the positive side recently, than the negative [ClaireC] Michael, does this apply to the Intellectual Part as well? MEntity: We are speaking today of these Centers, regardless of Part or Primary. [ClaireC] Okay. [ClaireC] I tend to be on the Positive side here. [GeraldineB] I'm definitely on the more positive side -- it's a major component of post-5th IM MEntity: All of these Centers are functioning in each of you in many ways at all times, though the range varies in terms of health and awareness. [Ingun] I'm sure I have a potential for healing here as well as in all my centers. [Janet] Since yours is an intellectual teaching MIchael, are most of us here more likely to lean toward the positive side of this center? Is there a correlation between being drawn to these teachings and the impact on the intellectual center? MEntity: We think we have shared enough for each of you to consider how these can be checked on for their health, and how to bring them back into positive health, if you choose to do so. It can also help you to understand the point of your falling into negative health, which is not because of failure or doing something "wrong," but that you have a chance to evolve. [Maureen] I'm been focusing on the internal dialogue that goes on in this center as a way towards better health. It isn't always what other people see or how you are in relationships that need "the work". MEntity: Ingun, yes. We will conclude here today by saying that each of you, while allowing yourselves the room for the Negative Health of these Centers, always move back into Positive Health as your integration and evolution. That is the nature of the older souls in positive poles. That is the nature of a true student.
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    Thank You Michael via @Troy, and participants! ME: " to live at least one day a month, if not every week , AS IF EVERYTHING IS O.K." "You have the option to give yourself a day of simply BEING" "unplug" "digitally detox" "However Old your Soul, you have never lived in a Mature or Old Soul World before" I resonate with creating meaning on my own, and that everyone else is doing it as well, in that sense it is truly my (our) time . Me and a lot of us are aware how much we are still operating on young and mature soul values, and we all could fill pages explaining to each other what we went through, after the awareness took hold to shed them, and only taking the goodies with us, the point is, its worth to give the options mentioned above by Michael a chance. Oh my, I know we are in a big pickle now, gees "as if everything is o.k"., simply being", "unplug", digitally detox" WHHHAAAAATTTT!!!??? Me like the new, possibilities, probabilities, we truly have nothing to loose, we hardly have anyhow, so hey, give it a try! Your eternal Optimist! ( a little side note, it works)
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