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  1. ENERGY REPORT SEPTEMBER 2021 2021 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Server (emphasized all year) CENTER: Higher Intellectual (emphasized all year) (and Intellectual Center) GOAL: Re-evaluation (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Perseverance (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Cynic (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Martyrdom (emphasized Oct - Dec) SEPTEMBER continues through an exploration of Cynicism, or the perspective of contradiction that tries to see what is the least obvious or that which is opposite of what is obvious. September appears to bring with it a lighter exploration of this and a bit of relief from the heaviness of July and August. The deeper dives into Cynicism were in July and August, so September may feel as if breaking back to the surface to return to one’s own perspective (Attitude). Though lighter and more breathable, so to speak, it may still feel as if treading water. The most significant shift is likely to come toward the end of September as the Chief Feature of the year, Martyrdom begins being emphasized. We will explore the subject of Martyrdom in more detail in the months ahead, but we will point out now that this Chief Feature is all about fearing the loss of control of one’s space, which includes one’s body, autonomy, mobility, freedom, resources, environment, etc. As our students may have already assessed, the world is in a prime position to explore this loss of control. At the moment, we cannot see if this exploration leads toward panic and overreaction or toward assessment and heightened responsibility. For those who wish to aim for assessment and responsibility, there are two major shifts that need to occur, both internally and externally. This shift is one that moves individuals and populations out of positions of passive power where there is hope that someone else will save the day and into positions of active power where there is confidence in all of you who will save the day. The two major shifts that we have seen building among individuals and populations are: ONE: a shift away from dependence on government as something that can exist separately from its population. Even in the best efforts for democracy, the distance between the people and government creates a system that is governed by an oligarchy. True democracy is the only way forward for civilizations to survive and thrive. TWO: a shift away from egoism and a move toward altruism. Civilization cannot survive without a predominant move toward altruism and dedication to resources being used to serve altruism. Egoism has served the Young Paradigm well enough, but it has also created an invidious world that will either have to break out of this pattern on its own or have that pattern broken by the momentum of consequences of egoism. The consequences of egoism are taking their toll now in ways that are escalating and exponential. By around 2050, the momentum is broken in one way or another, but the sooner that individuals shift toward altruism, the less painful the consequences of egoism, and the more comfortable and confident the shift. In short, being actively involved as a part of your own government to the extent that you can and taking an altruistic approach in your choices and actions are the primary sources of empowerment over the next 30 years or so as the world changes. **** [approximate] DATES OF INTEREST: SEPTEMBER 11th - 14th: ENERGY SHIFT - REFRAMING TRAUMA - This shift appears to bring with it a way to see and accept trauma of the past, without having to understand or make sense of it. Trauma is not something that can be “let go” or even forgotten to any meaningful extent, but it can be something that is intimately and personally allowed and carried with as much compassion as possible, which is the closest thing to truly healing the effects of trauma. NO NEXUS - We see no nexus in September. HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER SEPTEMBER: IN WHAT WAYS DO I/CAN I PRACTICE ALTRUISM - Rather than provide a clever phrase or insight, we would suggest that this thought be posed to the community as a discussion and allow each other to 1. Celebrate ways that altruism may already be a part of the life, and 2. Explore ideas for how altruism can be even more prominent in the life.
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  2. Dear fucking sweet baby Jesus did this just nail the US squarely in its sights. The Texas abortion bullshit. Combined with the delusional right taking horse dewormer. The hurricane slamming into Louisiana. One of the least vaccinated and most racist places in the U.S. I mean talk about trauma. Wildfires burning the West because of the climate trauma we have caused. This, without a doubt, is one of the energy reports that I have seen directly applicable to now. I mean they all are. It is just this one was like a 2x4 to the face in how obviously it fits. I just get frustrated. Because 2050 or 2025. And I wanna scream shit needs to change yesterday. It is so frustrating how calcified the US government is. How bought by corporations it is. How it is so disconnected from the people that all they seems to care about is the $$$ in thier accounts. Don't know where I am going with this. Just amazed right now and how well it fits.
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  3. I just came back from running an errand to a pharmacy. While I was there I noticed a couple of young boys (12 yrs maybe?) in an aisle picking up snacks. They had their T-Shirts pulled up over their faces which didn't register with me at the time. When I was checking out the boys were finished and came to line up behind me at the required distance. The clerk started to tell them, firmly but nicely, that they weren't allowed in the store without masks. They seemed embarrassed and asked if they could still buy what they had come in for and she said yes but was not happy with them. I remembered that @Diane had (very generously) given me a couple of packets of disposable masks last year one of which I had in my purse. I checked that they were there (I had exactly two left!!) and then asked the boys if they would like a mask. They seemed relieved and said, yes, they would. They thanked me nicely and that was that. I had no desire to lecture them on mask wearing or say anything other than that they could keep them and reuse them again (in case they didn't know that). It felt like such a nice simple easy thing to do. I had no idea when I put the masks in my purse that I would be offering them at any time to anyone else as they were for personal use. As I was leaving the store the clerk (who had noticed) told them to thank me again and they did. Such a simple thing. I'm not sure this is altruism but it made me feel good.
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  4. An end to capitalism by 2050 sounds pretty good to me. The sooner, the better.
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  5. Yes, and it's good to remember that the Infinite Soul hosts and the Transcendental Souls are NOT going to save us. They are just amplifying The Truth or the LOGOS for all to hear. We have to do the work. As Older Souls we already know the message, well, we just need to ensure we practice it where we can -- internally as well as externally.
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  6. I have never heard the term "invidious" before, but I really like it. I came across these videos by TikTok user Tarabellerose, reposted by Twitter user Kyelle, and they just inspired me. They tell the story of what this person considers would happen if we continue business as usual vs commit to global sustainable practices. You can watch in whatever order you want. The sustainable future + virtual reality is pretty much my aspiration. I'll do what I can to help create it. Besides that, again no Nexii. Hm. But, Michael mentioned the Martyrdom season as playing into the spectrum between Panic & Overreaction vs Responsibility & Assessment. I can see how I handle my job and school stress play into this. Ill try my best to aim for the higher octave.
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  7. In short, being actively involved as a part of your own government to the extent that you can and taking an altruistic approach in your choices and actions are the primary sources of empowerment over the next 30 years or so as the world changes. IN WHAT WAYS DO I/CAN I PRACTICE ALTRUISM - Rather than provide a clever phrase or insight, we would suggest that this thought be posed to the community as a discussion and allow each other to 1. Celebrate ways that altruism may already be a part of the life, and 2. Explore ideas for how altruism can be even more prominent in the life. altruism 1. unselfish concern for the welfare of others; 2.Ethics the doctrine that the welfare of society is the proper goal of an individual's actions ; opposed to Egoism. Thank You Michael & Troy This shift is one that moves individuals and populations out of positions of passive power where there is hope that someone else will save the day and into positions of active power where there is confidence in all of you who will save the day.
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  8. What Christian said. With the law that went into effect in Texas this last week, with the loonies eating horse paste because they don't want to take a vaccine ... Fear of loss of control is hitting nearly everyone - has been for a while, but it's getting much stronger. Indeed.
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  9. Thank you for our Energy Report, Troy. You and Michael are very much appreciated.
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  10. Martyrdom and reframing trauma... Canada's public health authorities just released their models for "The Fourth Wave" this week. They've reason to be afraid that over September / October, Delta's going to cause a wave worse than anything Canada has seen from the pandemic so far. Egoism --> Altruism and government's degree of separation from the population... OF COURSE Canada's having a federal election on Sept 20th It's shaping up to be a tight race between two opposing political parties that seem to mirror this shift in a lot of ways. It's also been the ugliest election campaign of my lifetime by a long shot.
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  11. I've seen this being advertised and find myself ambivalent about watching it. I was living just outside the city on 9/11 and moved back into NYC in mid-2002. 2 days before 9/11 I was taking a bus out of the city and when I looked at the skyline I thought the WTC was gone, until I looked again. Then I told myself I was stupid for even thinking that, only later to realize it was a premonition of sorts. On the morning of 9/11 I woke up at 4 am from a dream that I was in a tall building as it was hit hard, and then prepared to die before rushing in terror to get out through the stairs from the 80th floor. One of my friends was living in my community and left that morning on Flight 93, and died. Over the years of my acupuncture practice in the city I treated so many people who were there, survivors from the building still dealing with physical and emotional injuries, other survivors from the neighborhood, reporters also suffering PTSD years later, friends and patients who were supposed to have been there that morning but by chance were not. Every year on 9/11 the whole city went dark in a sense while all the names were read and bells tolled and I felt like we weren't really grieving properly; we were just rehashing a grief instead of processing it. It was painful and awful - and wrong. And this is why I don't think I can bear to watch this documentary. I guess I don't trust that we know yet, as a society, how to process our loss and grief, and I suspect that this production will again reflect that. I wish it weren't so. And if anyone does view it and finds it to be otherwise, I'd love to hear it.
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  12. Things are shitty generally. NZ/Aotearoa now has a good dose of COVID-19 and there are so many young people who (are they doing their 3rd IM?) refusing to get vaccinated . I hope that our national lockdown at its highest level knocks Delta back. Its all Delta. I am working 2 days a week vaccinating. That cheers me up immensely as I am dealing with willing, well and informed people. And most of them say to me after I have vaccinated them "Is that it?" to which I say "Yep. Was it a non event for you? Shall we do it again for proof ha ha ha ha just kidding". Yes I do say this and no I would not give any dose other than the standing order for the drug, but it lightens the moment etc. So I am weirdly slightly optimistic, but that just might the critical difference of having had a decent sleep for 3 nights in a row now so that always puts a gloss (exaggerated or not) on things. Who knows. Things are probably still shit but Im open to ideas.
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  13. @Nadine this is from a Michael Speaks on June 8, 2008. QUESTION: I have recently been involved in discussions with a few of my friends regarding political and governmental systems regarding which are the most effective. My friends would gladly describe themselves as “libertarian” whereas I cannot completely proscribe to such an ideology, if only because their description of “libertarianism” seems to give too much authority to the private sector and private interests; of which I am not entirely comfortable. They would likely label me as “socialist” or as “bleeding heart liberal” if they didn't know me better! I guess the questions are: Is there or are there ideal governmental system(s) or ideology for the current average soul age we are in currently, based on what Michael has perceived from other sentient beings? What do these systems look like? Perhaps what the United States and the rest of the world is currently experiencing in their governments are pretty typical for our current soul age development? That would be my perception at least. Also, what do typical governments look like on worlds that have a majority of old souls? Or do they even have governments? Michael Entity: The politics of any given region or period of time usually describe the friction between the approaching paradigm and the current paradigm, each respectively defined by the approaching dominant Soul Age and the current dominant Soul Age. Many of the names assigned to the varying "parties" are tedious and unnecessary, so we will speak in broader terms here. NOTE FROM TROY: Some editing was done from the original text as I asked Michael for clarifications and questioned a couple of the original details. Also, the true definitions and delineations for all of the political/governmental systems can really get complicated, so Michael's response seems to be exactly what they've said, a "broader" perspective, at best. They did explain to me that there are really only three political systems, but a multitude of systems within those systems. Michael Entity: It could be said that the following political systems are associated in this way: Infant Souls have no politics or order, and are therefore at the mercy of whatever dominant political system is in place at the time. However, they may be most comfortable with Dictatorship, which would be implemented by Baby Souls. The Baby/Young politics have shown up as Dictatorship, Capitalism, and Socialism. The Young/Mature politics have shown up as Monarchy, Republic, Socialism, and Communism. The Mature/Old politics have shown up as Monarchy, Democracy, and Anarchy. Old Soul politics return to a state of no politics, but more of what might be considered Anarchy. We use the word "anarchy" in its true definition, not as the Young or Mature soul might exploit the term. The anarchy usually takes on a form that would be recognized as Tribalism. In response to your questions: We would say that the politics of your current world are exactly indicative of the shifts from the dominant paradigm/soul age to another. From what we can see of other populations dominated by Old Soul Ages and paradigms, there are no governments that you would recognize beyond being more tribal groups in communication and exchange with one another, but with no discernible leader or authority. This is one of the reasons our teaching is particularly attractive to the older soul, since there is no discernible authority beyond the self, and even the sense of self is held in question to a degree that allows for sensitive consideration of all factors involved in the life. An Old Soul world is similar. QUESTION: I realize my background in government is obviously lacking when I ask this question, but: Is there any distinguishable difference between a democracy and a republic according to Michael's perception? By including both, it seems to be implied that there is a difference. Michael Entity: We differentiate a Republic from a Democracy in that a Republic has a more specifically-defined body of qualified voters or elected representatives, while a Democracy seeks to include all people, even those who might not be obviously qualified. The concept of Democracy can get confusing in some cultures such as in the United States because several forms of government are in place. Rather than a pure Democracy, the United States is far more accurately described as a Republic, which is a form of Democracy, but not true Democracy. In addition to this, the general promotion of Democracy is run from an Authoritarian perspective, or as a Plutocracy, to be specific. It could be said that the Physical economy of the United States is run by Plutocratic (authoritarian) politics, while the Emotional economy is run by Republican (Democratic) methods, and this is to be considered when looking at politics. There are Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual levels of Politics and Economy to consider in any system. The closest to an old soul political system that exists in your world today is what is experienced as "the Internet." QUESTION: How are the Internet and politics related? Michael Entity: If "politics" is seen as a term to describe how a body of people govern themselves and resolve apparent conflicts, then the Internet could be seen as a system of politics. In this case, as would be the case for the Old Soul world, COMMUNICATION would be at the core of those politics, or the INTELLECT as economy. The Infant Soul uses Freedom; the Baby Soul uses Authority; the Young Soul uses Capital; the Mature Soul uses Well-Being; and the Old Soul uses Communication at the root of their politics. The "ultimate" political system, in the end, will have to utilize all of these factors to govern a mix of soul ages. Hence, the politics of a Democracy or a Republic will include previous political emphases to some degree, but with the more current politics being the emphasis. QUESTION: And so, just as we are doing here in this chat, everyone determines for themselves, and then relates to the outside world through communication. but as an autonomous being similarly engaged with other autonomous beings/people? Something like this? Michael Entity: We think we have understood your question and we would agree. It could be said then that the politics of the Old Soul are CONTEXTUAL. Certain politics apply within specific instances, but are not seen as appropriate across the board. And each person determines his or her level of compliance within certain contexts, or freely moves to more appropriate contexts. We realize this is far from being deeply explored, but we will move on now.
    20 points
  14. If anything I think Kings need a less high-and-mighty name because people often immediately put kings on a pedestal and have certain expectations when I feel that is not me, and all roles are equal and have their important part to play. Michael once referred to Kings as delegators, and that seems like a nice neutral name to me.
    20 points
  15. From Humans of New York (HONY) today (9/11/2021): “It was our backyard. I’d let my daughters walk there by themselves. When I gave directions to our apartment, I’d say: ‘Imagine if the WTC fell over, it would land on our house.’ So it was like someone blew up our backyard. After the initial shock wore off, my first thought was: ‘I won’t let my children be terrified by this.’ I was determined to stay calm. I wasn’t going to let this change their dreams. We moved back into our apartment as soon as the air was clean enough. We kept living our lives. But I never really resolved my own trauma. I was working as a programmer for a community arts center. And when I learned that the 9/11 Tribute Center was looking for a curator, I jumped at the opportunity. I thought: ‘Finally, a way for me to face this.’ But it was such an enormous story to tell. I wasn’t even sure where to begin. I started by interviewing survivors and responders. And these oral histories would become the centerpiece of the museum. Over the years I collected hundreds of them. In the beginning they were so raw. People took the opportunity to release their anger, and grief, and sorrow. I’m glad we have those early interviews. Because I never want to lose what happened. But over the years the anger faded. And the grief softened as well. There was still emotion in the stories, but it began to be coupled with reflection. And commentary. People gained perspective on their trauma. They spoke of ways they had grown from it: things they had learned, people who’d helped them. More than anything-- I think all of us were collectively realizing that we didn’t fall apart. Time passed by. New opportunities emerged. New relationships were formed. Everyone has a limited amount of mind space, and new things kept demanding our attention. In the later years, so many people used the interviews to speak about their children or grandchildren: reading to them, loving them, watching them grow. I kept hearing it again and again. So many people were focusing on the children in their lives. And it was hard not to heal. It was hard not to move on. Because no matter what’s happened in your past, there will always be children. And that’s always a reason to invest in the present.”
    19 points
  16. I know this topic is about the King and Priest Essence Role. In being a Server, I thought I would mention that I think the name Helper/Healer is an ideal alternative to the name Server. Servers like to be helpful in some way. The Entity known as The Source channeled by Varda Hasselmann from the book Archetypes of the Soul refers to Servers as The Helper/Healer. I like the suggestion that Petra made for referring to Essence Roles in terms of Energies and associated numbers too.
    19 points
  17. I feel the energy behind the words, behind the Roles, suits both King and Priest. I also still use the term Male/Female Energy as I think it best expresses the energy behind those words as well. Michael has even said that we live our lives, as males and females, based on our Energy Ratio. For example, I’m a 7th Level Old Warrior-cast Priest with 70% Male Energy and I’ve lived 70% of my lives as male. I’m now balancing out more of my later lives as female, living more through female or receptive energy, and swing more towards my complement of Server energy. I see Male/Female Energy as two ends of a fully loaded spectrum — but then I’m also quite fond of the Yin/Yang symbol.
    19 points
  18. What the fuck is going on??? I've been super depressed, down, overwhelmed, numb and tired for the last week or so. Just so tired all the time. I know Michael said we're all hooked into the concerns for the world right now and I've already not been feeling good but, fuck, this is on a whole other level. One of my co-workers told me today she had trouble getting out of bed because she felt so depressed all of a sudden. A friend told me he all of a sudden feels so drained and depressed, he can't meet up and just isn't able to do anything besides sitting on the couch, staring at the wall. I really hope this is some sort of Energy Shift or a Nexus coming and not the status quo for the rest of the year because this sucks big time.
    19 points
  19. I had a dream last night. In it, @DianeHB and @TexB looked like middle aged women who were fondly and gently contradicting and instructing Barack Obama (who had bobbed shoulder length hair and who was laughing in sympathy at Diane and Tex's firm, loving yet kind of discipline and humour position advice) was nodding his head. Barack was receiving advice from Diane and Tex as to how to better "run the world", and his suggestions were being partially run with, and mostly corrected, by Diane and Tex. Look I was just there I don't know what this is about, but DianeHB and Tex you were making Barack and myself laugh (in sympathy). The vibe was kind of like innocence meeting a cheerful cynicism, not unlike Miracle Max (DianeHB) and Valerie (Tex) from the Princess Bride, with Obama as a kind of Dread Pirate Roberts. Miracle Max and Valerie pictured from The Princess Bride
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  20. I love that!! Good ol' numbers For Priest I like Catalyst And I agree @DianeHB with Delegators instead of Kings! And Nurturers for Servers. In the spiritual fantasy novel I'm writing I'm introducing Michael concepts, and as for the Roles, I think numbers is a good neutral way to name them. Of course associated with their colors because I love colors hehehe
    18 points
  21. Just call it Energy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. The description and comprehension of the 7 different Energies is important to grasp, we and this Universe are made up of those 7 Energies. Names are not necessary for me. Server, Artisan, Warrior, Scholar, Sage, Priest, King, all sound MALE to me, not only King and Priest.
    18 points
  22. Below are some quotes and links I've collected to sessions on TLE with the topic of Depression: Are Pleasure, Pain, Happiness, Sadness etc. States of Mind, or are they Illusions? - March 2000: [nemo999] What are the most common states of mind? Pleasure, pain, depression, sadness, happiness, attention, boredom … are these states of mind or are they illusion? [Michael_Entity] This set of descriptions are only conveniences to describe whatever a person interprets as their reality in the moment. They are highly subjective and can refer to either illusions or what you have called ‘states of mind.’ They are all ‘real’ to a person experiencing. The definition of ‘illusion,’ or Maya as we prefer, is in the apparent indulgence in a ‘truth’ that is subjectively inappropriate for the fragment. There are some Maya that are shared collectively, some that are individual. Despite the fact that Personal Truth will render all of these experiences “real”, we will share a little of our perception. Depression from your list can be considered a collective ‘illusion,’ and one that is a deep indulgence in Maya, though very ‘real’ when inside of it. Depression is a resigned stance toward the life, an emotional suicide based on one or more of the Chief Features. This is not a judgment. When one is in Depression, we differentiate this from Grief. Depression is literally the consistent and insistent effort to reject the life. If Depression is being experienced, acknowledge that you are where you are in your experience, and ask for help. Depression is one of many Maya that creates a situation where intervention from outside forces is required. Pain from your list can be either Maya or “real”, but is always a symptom of resistance or friction, which we do not see as inherently good or bad, merely resistance to some Growth. Pleasure is always a symptom of higher awareness and connection to Essence. Sadness can be either, though if tears are involved, recognition of a truth on some level is occurring. If there are no tears, this is most likely a form of Depression. Boredom is always a symptom of Maya and is a literal self-lie to remove responsibility. When Boredom is indulged in, you are living in a space of time that was created from want of “having more time”, then when it arrives, you seek to fill it. This all happens because creation on the Physical Plane is denser and slower, therefore the space and time sought “shows up”, but sometimes out of synch with your faster moving mind. Making a note that Boredom is a sign of forgetting your original intentions can help make more of that time. It is not required, of course, that you continue with your original intentions, but release the judgments about EXPERIENCING the slowing of time and take a moment to stop. When we say this is a self-lie to remove responsibility, we mean this in terms of being able to respond, not in terms of discipline. The Nature and Origin of Depression, July 2001: [ClaireN] Would Michael please comment on the nature and origin of depression and any suggestions to overcome it? [Michael_Enitity] The nature of depression is in the insistence to resist the life force of that life, a resignation and emotional suicide. Its origins, of course, are in the Chief Feature of the individual. Depression is one of a few, but serious, experiences wherein the life is learning much about ASKING for help. There is no other solution for depression except in the asking for, acceptance of, and openness to help. Depression is usually the result of severe neglect from sources expected to be foundations for that fragment. In nearly all cases we have seen, there is a consistent belief that the fragment is utterly alone, which is linked directly to the removal of or lack of a profound source within that life. Depression is Grief without Truth. Grief is the healing of Truths realized, but depression is the lack of realizing those truths. Although herbal and synthetic substances can balance the chemical makeup of the brain to allow other thought processes, they are only temporary tools. The fragment must learn to reevaluate where in the life a true source can be counted on, namely the self, which can then be extended from there. This reevaluation requires outside support, though, and it is not a weakness to allow strong compassion and empathy to come into the life when depressed. We will clarify “source” here as meaning anything that fragment has labeled consciously or unconsciously as being an archetypal, literal, or symbolic Mother or Father. Though this topic can be delved into far more, this is a relevant and appropriate response for now. From Michael Speaks, April 2004 [mdfsage] What can we do for folks who are caught up in depression, physical pain, pulling back during this period? [Michael_Entity] Depression is inwardly-directed anger. It is a lack of self-permission to feel or express that anger, and the anger is usually rooted in a lack of permission to experience a basic Right. During the next month or so, it may be a healthy opportunity to gently encourage steps toward some basic Rights one might have deemed “wrong” to pursue or allow. In terms of physical pain, this would require a more specific look at the individual. For people who may be linking depression, physical pain, and “pulling back”, all together during this time, it can be most helpful to ask the individual what he/she wants/needs. This may not be an easy question to answer. It may be of help for you to keep in mind the 7 Basic Rights of any Sentient Being. If you can help bring the experience of that Right to a person who has resisted it, then healing can be profound and quick. Troy will include the details in your transcript. The 7 Basic Rights Tending To Your 7 Basic Rights Depression versus Joy, Nov 2007 [AnnH] According to Abraham, it’s difficult for us to go from depression to joy in one step. It’s said that moving up the emotional scale is more beneficial. Can Michael add to this? [AnnH] More beneficial as in truthful, helpful, fewer expectations. [Michael Entity] We would agree with what has come through the source known as “Abraham.” We have rarely seen evolution occur in “one step,” but have seen all forms of growth or healing as being in steps as part of a process. What we can do to add to what you have already found as beneficial is to describe our observation of the process for movement from the state of depression to the state of joy, but we would caution that it is not a linear process with a conclusive state, but the progress from depression to joy is a natural cycle of experience while having a body and reaching joy does not mean one is then exempt from the troubles of depression. It is not necessary to avoid or “heal” depression, nor is it necessary to seek only a state of Joy. What will tend to bring a wholeness to the life is the awareness of who “you” are even as you experience those fluctuating feelings. Depression is merely an attachment to one state of feeling and identifying entirely with it, rather than differentiating oneself from the experience of that state. This would be true of joy, too. Joy is a PART of life, not the goal of life. Depression is a PART of life, not a condemnation. In light of that, our process would be one that describes a process of detachment and a broadening of consciousness, rather than that of a healing or escape from a state of feeling. We will describe this in the final transcript, but the time allotted now does not allow for that. [NOTE FROM TROY: this will come soon, but I have to work on it. It should be done soon!] Anxiety and Depression, March 2014 [Larissa] Anxiety seems to be a growing struggle for many these days. I understand that anxiety relates to fears/focus on the future while depression is a focus on the past. For a person who has difficulty identifying that they are in fact competent and understanding ‘why’ they feel overwhelmed/anxious/fearful, what tools can we use for ourselves or to assist a person in uncovering contributors to anxiety and help to shift our/their anxiety from a negative and debilitating concern to one that can be more easily understood and navigated, and eventually leads to our/their “recovery” (for lack of a better word), neutrality, or and/or healing? Any additional insight you can share on the topic is welcome and appreciated. MEntity: First, we will say that Depression can also be about the future, but is a more resigned position from that of anxiety. Anxiety would like to regain control, while Depression may have resigned that there is no control. In both cases, an underlying issue is the same: one cannot find themselves in any position of beneficial influence in their internal stories, images, possibilities, etc. The conditions you describe could be more of a syndrome than a mood, so it is also important for us to note here that a response from us in broader terms may not be able to address the mix of issues that contribute to one's anxiety or depression. In general, the healing measures that can help would begin with a return to some semblence of control. Since both Anxiety and Depression are about helplessness, it can be beneficial to direct the attention toward some area in which that person can rekindle his or her sense of control. Often that redirection of attention can be in the most surprising of ways that then cascades a return to confidence across the spectrum. For example, arranging a bouquet of flowers in a vase. This may seem useless, but that focus on such beauty and how one can enhance it with some nurturing moves, can be quite healing. Or an effort to smile. This can seem useless, as well, but making the concerted effort to smile, and then holding that for 30 seconds, can help ignite the sense of levity and energy that would be useful for dealing with the anxiety or depression. So, as a general response, we can only suggest here that ANY return of participation in ANY action that brings a sense of contribution and control is useful here. We would suggest not dismissing even the silliest or most "useless" of efforts. These add up. Add 5 of these little events to the day of one who is depressed or anxious, and it can turn around that day. Other suggestions: petting of animals; playing with children; repairing something minor; singing the "abc song;" counting; making time to sit under a tree; etc. Other links: Depression is another form of anger..... MMW - Post Turning Point Empowerment, Oct 2016 Anxiety, Depression and Healing Dreams, December 2014 (Maureen) My Wounding, March 2017 (DanielaS) Fear of Seccess, Depression and Honouring Your Trust, Apil 2018 (SharvariJ) Jeroen's session from May 2018 has for instance some info on the difference between grief and depression Private session, Nov 2019 (Christian) My Depression, Sept 2021 (Tincha)
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  23. Greetings from Finland! I get to know Michael Teachning early-mid 90's when The Michael's Handbook was translated into Finnish. At that time I was more active with the teachning. First time when my role was channeled it was priest. While Jose and Lena Stevens's second visit I met Lena. She chsnneled me and priest became my casting snd scholar my essence role. And I totally accept this I don't know my past lives except one which has major impact my current life. In early 1700s I was an Irish woman who worked as midwife in London helping single women who had babies. That was about paying back karma. I passed in my early 30's in a fire. I feel that in this life I have personal karma conserning my apperiance and look. In astrology my sun is in the first house and I think it symbolies body related karma. I also had south node in my first house and north node in my 6th house at the time I found the lump. I had no self-esteem as a teen. Now I going through chemotherapy because of breast cancer. Tumor was operated in last May and no metastasis wasn't found. I think this made me face my fears of anesthesia, loosing hair, having nausea but also helped to get partly rid of the body part which was " different". I hsve experienced lucid dreams at least twice, on my mind. First time in early 90's my deceased grandpa ( my mum's dad). I was totally amazed and said to him " Whst are you doing here because you should be dead." He didn' t say anything. I hope I didn' t hurt him. I have been wondering why he appeared in my dream. He had 6 children with my grandma and one of them died in a fire when their home was burned in 1962. That incident led him to alcoholism. I have no proof that I would have been that child. Another time happened in April 2001. My deceased grandma's ( my dad's mum) sister passed I couldn't travel to her funeral. In a dream she became and we hugged. She said that "I going to rest now". She was very religous, kind and single who lived with my grandparents by helping them in housework. I have just recently learned to navigate here in TLE better. Thank you for this site and offering so much information For me as non- native it takes more time to read through.
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  24. WARNING POST: 1. Promoting harmful ideologies and spreading misinformation is not tolerated on TLE. Anti-vax positions stem from a harmful ideology, not from any substantial science, any grounded reality, or any legitimate defense of freedoms. I read through your responses carefully because I care about what you have to say, but there is a LOT of misinformation and anecdotal assumptions in there to justify your logic. It is not meant to be insulting to call that out, but it has to be called out. 2. Straw manning is not tolerated on TLE. This is when someone misrepresents the position of the other person and then proceeds to refute that misrepresentation as a way to derail the conversation away from the actual subject being discussed. Shifting the conversation focus away from the subject and making it about yourself and your personal frustrations with being accepted is straw manning. No one said anything about hating your guts or not loving you. Insulting people's ages and condemning the community as a way to avoid to subject and make it about yourself doesn't allow for a good faith conversation. NOTE: I do appreciate calling out the "wishing death upon others" exchange because none of us want to sink this low into our humanity that we lose ourselves to such rage, so thank you for that, but I also appreciate the SYMBOLIC "death wish" to those who actively harm others because it is only meant to express incredible frustration but also compassion and passion for those who are put in harms way because of people who don't care about anyone. It is a bit ironic to call someone out for symbolically wishing death upon those who willfully harm others and this having absolutely no real world effects in any way, while defending those who actually, literally, and in very real world terms causes harm and death upon others. I totally understand the symbolic wish for death on anti-vaxxers because all of these people who have refused vaccination are now the center of care for most hospitals and now those who are vulnerable, injured, and sick from other conditions are not only put in more danger by being forced to be around them, but they are also losing their much-needed medical care access because of the overload. Refusing to be vaccinated when we have the option to be vaccinated is proven to cause harm to others in a multitude of ways, but there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that choosing to be vaccinated harms anyone beyond very very rare allergic reactions. This is a warning post because I know things can get heated about some subjects and I care about @Manshuk so I don't want this to lead to an exit from the community, but I also have to uphold the standards of this community and I just really do not want this to be a place where harmful ideologies are promoted or defended. So step back, recalibrate, chill, breathe, and remember that it is okay to have differences of opinions, but let's uphold some integrity in our communication here, okay?
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  25. This is so terrifyingly far from the reality of existence that I don't think your friend stopped talking to you... I think she is literally in another dimension. This is FUCKED up.
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  26. Stunning. Mexico is 80+% Catholic. The GOP is taking the United States backwards on women’s rights as other countries move ahead. Happy for Mexicans. Concerned for Americans. From WaPo: MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s supreme court voted unanimously on Tuesday to decriminalize abortion, a striking step in a country with one of the world’s largest Catholic populations and a move that contrasts sharply with tighter restrictions introduced across the border in Texas. The vote comes as a powerful women’s movement is transforming Mexico, where female politicians now make up half of Congress. While abortion remains illegal in most of Latin America, there has been a surge in demonstrations demanding more rights for women, particularly focused on rising violence. *** Abortion wouldn’t instantly become widely available, but the ruling will “outline a route, a criteria” that states will use to change their laws, said Diego Valadés, a former supreme court judge. The decision will automatically free women who have been jailed for getting abortions, he said.
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  27. From 10 Questions – January 11, 2017 Maureen: I know of some Michael Students who not only passively and naively support Trump (as in leave it up to “The Universe”) they also voted for him and seem quite sure and even fervent about their choice. I know all is choice but it seems so incongruent to me that anyone could be a Michael Student, or claim to be a Michael Channel, and could support Trump or his administration in any way, shape, or form. How can anyone who is seeking to learn about the expansiveness and inclusiveness of Truth, Love and Energy vote for or support someone who is and will potentially harm so many people? Your comments please. MEntity: We have students who have beaten their children. We have students who have stolen. We have students who harm animals. We have students who have exploited and manipulated. We have students who lie and deceive. We have students who can compartmentalize as a personal means of defense or need that is a priority over compassion. Being a student means exactly that: they are students. They are learning. Some of you learn faster than others, or learn different things at different times. There will always be a "better" student and a struggling student. There will always be some blind spot or evaded topic that a student's Personality prefers not to evolve or touch because this would threaten their world of convenience, sanctuary, familiarity, bonding, etc. If we were to refer to our students as students only when they are comprehending our teaching, we would have few to no students. Maureen: MEntity: To respond more directly to your question, however, this is a matter of selective reality. We could say that it is selective reception, but in many cases nothing is received. This is not entirely unfamiliar to many of our students in various ways. A reality is constructed to avoid the topic or considerations that are too distracting, too inconvenient, too contrary to local social or intimate climate, etc. There will always be students who find a way to contradict or counter basic elements of our teaching despite the apparent study and dedication because there will always be students who have parts of themselves prioritizing preservation over evolution. We are not excusing the power of choice as it affects others in a lifetime. When the consequences of a student's self-preservation have impact well beyond the personal circle of reality, it is fair and healthy for other students to respond to this in ways that are as loving as possible, but also as clear as possible in establishing the boundaries that may be violated. Love does not ignore reality. By "reality" here we mean that which is the more inclusive common ground over the less inclusive. In other words, when you know someone has ignored your reality as a means to shore up and preserve their own, Love does not simply "look the other way," but works to include even those who ignore your reality, while making it clear that you do not disappear because someone ignores your reality. Maureen: As you have said... Peace isn't always pretty and it's often messy. MEntity: For our students who know there is contradiction and countering of our teaching in effect from another student, we can only suggest that you put into effect what YOU have learned. This can be one of the most surprising moments for a student because you may find that you are still learning, as well, and this is just another opportunity to practice the arts of Truth, Love, and Beauty.
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  28. Bodily autonomy and anti vaxxers. That stood out to me. I have unfriended in the past hour, anyone who is anti vax or anti covid or pro conspiracy theory. These people condone manslaughter with their disinformation and ignorance. These people are not getting any oxygen if I can help it. Great energy report, I can see this playing out on many levels. Wading through golden syrup (treacle), this year. One foot in front of the other. Work. Eat. Sleep. Rinse, repeat. One question that I know isn't rhetorical, but cannot either be answered (within a specific timeframe), is how long until we see some constructive evidence based forward momentum (that overcomes the pro libertarian drag of the young soul population still benefiting from exploiting the 99%), for the newly minted mature souls? (besides good public health messages, pro vaccination messages, eat vegan messages)? Its a bit of a marathon, this bs.
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  29. ditto @Maureen! my dreams have been very active despite I haven't been tracking them consistently. I posted this on my social media: Last night I requested message from my Essence before going to bed. Liz Fraser (from Cocteau Twins) appeared on my dream and it was super cool! I was alone in a theater and she was dancing on the stage. in the background and surroundings there was an exquisite show of changing lights and effects. Every minute she started a different dance in a different costume. Arabian, hindi, cirque du soleil-ish, and more! (one looked like the image below) from wiki: As Nataraja (Sanskrit: Lord of Dance) Shiva represents apocalypse and creation as he dances away the illusory world of Maya transforming it into power and enlightenment. The symbolism of Siva Nataraja is spirituality, art and science merged as one I interpret this as a big hopeful sign that times are changing and we are embracing and unifying seemingly opposing perspectives!! spirituality, science and art are branches of the same tree! Science has always been the pursuit of Truth, spirituality the embodiment of all our facets as physical and energy beings. Science is catching up with spiritual practices such as meditation, channeling, energy healing, remote viewing, past life regressions and more! and spirituality will be benefitted as well from science advancements and technologies!! helping us heighten our senses, understand and enjoy our experience in the world!! and of course, the power of Art is what lifts us, what infuses our life with beauty, what makes us changes makers and trailblazers in this new paradigm!! love this so much for us! let's keep upholding truth love and beauty!! big giant hug for my truth-seekers, beauty-bringers, conscious lovers and healers out here!! you're doing excellent work. thank you for existing! I love you! Yesterday I also spoke to 17-19 year old folks, about their experiences in these pandemic times. some things they said... "I don't remember that much who/how I was before the pandemic, but I think I've become a better person" "They say everything happens for a reason, maybe it is, maybe not. But I feel things have aligned in the best way for me" "In fact, I am grateful with my life now" I burst into tears. I am so happy that despite everything, our youth can extract the good, inspiring and beautiful within chaos. They are wise. And not only our youth in age, but folks who cultivate this freshness of spirit, trust in the present moment, in that we are going to be ultimately safe. they inspire me to continue trusting the transformational power of joy and optimism, and the ever-evolving paths of Life
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  30. Speaking of trauma, I highly recommend this new Gabor Mate documentary The Wisdom of Trauma. They have another limited release coming up on Oct 4-10th. I watched it a month ago during the last limited release, and it was beautiful and moving. He's truly a heart-based healer. Also -- according to the documentary, Dr. Mate has caught onto psychedelic-assisted therapy for trauma healing, which makes me so happy because it's highly effective for healing addiction. Synopsis: "Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seeking instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul."
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  31. Ok, so a friend of mine posted this video on their feed earlier today, and I just LOVE it.
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  32. I have been wondering this too but I have some guesses. I think different factors can play into this. First of all, I think every Essence is capable of creating genius Personalities, although I suspect it may be more common to do so once an Essence has more experience like in the Mature and Old Ages. But I think they can exist in earlier lifetmes even though we may not recognize them as such from our current, more advanced perspectives. Prodigious people may look extraordinary to us, but they may be the culmination, so to speak, of many other lifetimes before them working to master certain skills and then continuously building upon them in one way or another and from different angles in various lifetimes until one day what we refer to ''genius'' is born. You don't, however, get to see the hard work or failure of all those who came before that Personality. It kind of reminds me of viewing the amazing artwork of an old and experienced artist but when you see that finished painting on the wall, you just see the result of years of practice and it can be hard to imagine that even that artist had to start their journey somewhere by drawing basic shapes, shading or how to make a decent circle. The standards of what a genius is can change with evolution and paradigms, as well. For example, a prodigy Infant Soul may simply be someone who figures out how to create a survival shelter made of mud, sticks and rocks while for the Old Soul it could be about proving that consciousness exists with math equations. Both would be geniuses for and from different paradigms. I think that the Soul Age just determines the complexity of the achievements. Another thing to consider is that while all Essences may be equally capable, some will naturally gravitate more towards certain themes and subjects and therefore have the opportunity to make discoveries and inventions in those areas one day while for other Essences other spheres may be of more interest to explore and learn about over the course of their lifetimes. So if Essence 1 ends up overall being a better expert than Essence 2 at some area of knowledge even when both have cycled off, it will not be because Essence 1 is smarter or superior but because it was simply a greater area of focus in its Grand Cycle while physical. So, priorities. And another reason for some genius lifetimes may also have to do with balancing Karma. For example, Steve Jobs, by creating Apple, was balancing Karma from a past lifetime and in this one in order to balance it, he needed to contribute in some big way to burn many of those ribbons. Now, personally, I wonder if he gained even more Karma in this lifetime due to many Apple products being made in developing countries, relying on cheap labour with bad working conditions, but that's another subject. It's also important to note that many genius Personalities may never end up being seen as such by their peers, especially if they've never had the ability to polish their talents or when they've had to give up on refining their skills due to capitalism and getting a job that pays the bills. Not all get lucky to have people recognize their gifts, especially if they are more atypical, and have people invest in their education and further development. The decision of when an Essence will have a genius Personality is different for everyone and I'm curious as to what circumstances prompt it. It's fun to speculate and ask questions though. But ''regular'' Personalities can and do contribue a lot every day to the world (in science, art, entertainment, etc,), so they are not inferior. There is no such thing in fact, especially when you take reincarnation into consideration. Geniuses often use the knowledge of people who have done work before them, after all, and these are often just ''ordinary'', curious people. And, of course, it's important to point out that just because someone may seem intellectually blessed in a certain area of life, may be really stupid in another. You can be an engineering genius that can't tell fact from fiction and believes fake news and harmful conspiracy theories easily while someone ''regular'' may be much better at using their critical thinking to discern information.
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  33. MICHAEL SPEAKS – TRANSCENDENTAL & INFINITE SOUL UPDATES/Q&A – August 22, 2021 MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. First, we will say that the likelihood of Infinite Soul Manifestations currently stand at around 92%. This would apply to all candidates. We doubt Manifestations would be synchronized but rather staggered over a series of years. In short, we no longer see very many probabilities where Manifestation does not occur. While Infinite Souls are not saviors or rescuers, they are a reflection of a necessity for course correction, so to speak, and their effects would be as powerful a boost toward course correction that humanity can get. This does not mean that humanity will carry that course to correction, but it is a much higher probability with the fuel of the Infinite Soul. The simplest way we can describe the necessity for a "course correction" is when the trajectory of the species is headed in a direction that is exponentially reducing the potential range of experiences for that species. In other words, it becomes no longer interesting to be human. This is a highly simplistic way of describing this direction, but we think that many of our students will know and sense this apathy, disconnect, and exhaustion spreading among fellow humans. This round of Infinite Souls is likely to bring a massive boost to the value and quality of experience that can be gained through CAUSES. It is a Mature Soul World/Paradigm and for humanity to continue in a direction of value, meaning, and interest, a shift is necessary for moving away from individual fulfillment to collective fulfillment, away from survival and debt and consuming and having and toward safety, choice, responsibility, and sharing. Keep in mind that the Manifestations of Infinite Souls are not with fanfare or announcement or mystical or magical waves of events and signs. They gather their circle of immediate students and teach over time and this spreads out in influence rapidly. The actual Manifestation would be limited to 30 days or less and may or may not be known to anyone outside of the immediate circle, but it is highly probable that if an Infinite Soul is in media spotlight for any reason, they may find themselves in focus for those days Manifesting. We do not know. But keep in mind that the teaching of that Infinite Soul is in effect through the individual host for the entire life in some way. The actual Manifestation is merely the period of time where the crux and clarity of the teaching is delivered and then all that came before or after can be adjusted to that. We think we will be able to identify all active Candidates before the end of 2021, but we have not identified all of them. As for Transcendental Souls, there is no period of activation or manifestation as these are individuals living a "normal" incarnation but rather than representing only their individual fragment of experience, they embody the entire collective experience of their entity. They are the incarnation of the entire entity to some extent, but only one fragment can inhabit the body. They do not swap out over time, for example. Representing the collective knowledge of one's entity tends to move one into positions of social, political, and cultural influence. Transcendental Souls incarnate "all of the time" across history, but they do tend to incarnate in waves near the Infinite Soul. Transcendental Souls seem to be in some of the more difficult regions of the planet at the moment to help anchor some leverage for change that will help the influences of the Infinite Souls messages about CAUSES. Although each Transcendental Soul and each Infinite Soul will have their unique voice, approach, and focus, it seems that one defining factor fueling all of these oldest of souls is the effort to inspire humanity to not shut down and withdraw their sensitivity and caring, but to strengthen it and find directions for it. A CAUSE is a profound commitment to change. It will be more and more difficult for individuals to opt out of being involved in at least one Cause that is focused on improvement for Earth and its inhabitants. These are the teachings we find from the Infinite and Transcendental Souls so far. We have no more names to add to our collection of identified individuals today. ****QUEUE IS NOW OPEN**** We will now take a few questions. We may not be able to respond to all of them. MEntity: Yes, Jon. jon: What can we do to recognize the energy/message of the Infinite Souls, experience and participate in it, and help spread it? In short, what can we do to help? Also, I suppose, what is the % chance of acceptance vs rejection of the message by the world? MEntity: Look to each of the identified Transcendental Souls or Infinite Soul Candidates and consider adding some element of modeling yourself after these individuals. The three elements that we can see consistent among all of these fragments are: conviction, commitment, and cause. Find your Cause, Commit, and nurture your Conviction. By "conviction" here we mean building relationships of support, strength, and sustenance to fuel your commitment to a cause. This does not mean one must march in the streets or take up activism in a way that takes one outside of their life. Every instance of Transcendental and Infinite Soul seems to be pointing to learning how to funnel pain, rage, oppression, setbacks, etc. in a way that brings valuable and meaningful change. So this is more about learning how to navigate the burdens and weight of the inner and outer world in ways that transform harm into healing. You do not have to save the world, but you do not have to destroy it or be destroyed by it. The Infinite and Transcendental Souls from this wave tend to have a theme of trauma as a means of igniting their passion for their causes, but these causes are never without personal relevance and meaning or disconnected from their trauma. This tells us that when one is determining their cause, it can be quiet and intimate and even private. For instance, someone who suffers from loneliness may begin to be the one who helps others to not be lonely, by reaching out, simply saying hello, offering a compliment or a thank you. This is as passionate a cause as gun control or human rights, etc. If you cannot determine your cause, allow your cause to "find you." MEntity: NEXT Maureen: Would you provide the Role in Essence, Casting, Cadre, and Entity for Infinite Soul Kumi Naidoo from South Africa and Transcendental Soul Alexei Navalny from Russia? MEntity: KUMI = 7th Level Old Priest-Cast King from Cadre 11, Entity 1 ALEXEI = Sage-Cast Scholar from Cadre 4, Entity 1 MEntity: NEXT AnnaD: From a perspective of prioritising physical survival and optimisation on earth for all sentience, what are the three most important causes that humanity may commit to that will optimise all sentience survival? MEntity: Causes that focus on PREVENTING HARM (shifting away from participation in any system that is in place that causes harm) would be first, followed by Causes that focus on RELIEVING HARM (helping those in need, reducing carbon footprint, consuming consciously, activism, education, etc), and then Causes that focus on REPAIRING HARM (implementing new habits, replacing unquestioned actions and choices, cleaning up, etc.). All of these can be considered in as intimate a context or as worldly a context as one needs to consider them, but if each person can prevent, relieve, and repair harm for themselves and others, the world is transformed and the way you see the world is transformed. AnnaD: Thank you MEntity: IN CLOSING: Many of our students have been raised with the general background noise that you were born during this time to see something extraordinary happen, or the end of the world, or the birth of a new age, or an acceleration of evolution, or an evolutionary leap, etc. As the world is always changing, this claim can be made at any time in history and found to be true to some extent. But if you sense that something is different in this time of transition, it is because for most of our active students, this is the last time you will see the world in the way it is seen now. It is true that you came to witness and be a part of an historic shift in paradigm and it is happening. It is messy and ugly and exciting and full of potential. It may seem chaotic, heavy, and overwhelming, but we know of no birth that is not. The details can be deeply painful but the bigger picture is on track as systems shift and crumble and prompt rebuilding and replacement. This is true of you internally, as well. Allow yourselves to see yourselves as a vital part of the beneficial change of the world and this can help your overwhelm to be lightened as it becomes common ground for bonding with others. We must conclude here for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
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  34. Whereas I have been very pessimistic about the future of humanity because of climate change, this recent video has eased my unease a little bit. Things are beginning to turn around in terms of the technology needed to minimize carbon release, because key people are realizing that it is financially expedient, profitable even, to save the planet. Rather than focus only on the pessimistic data about the current dismal situation, this guy extracts the optimistic data from the recent IPCC report that discuss positive trends in the works, trends that will accelerate as the cost of green energy and green living falls. Perhaps there will not be quite as much suffering and death as I imagined.
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  35. @Maryann, here's an excerpt from a Q&A I had with Michael on August 15, 2013 on Transcendental Souls are Born ~ Infinite Souls Manifest. MEntity: The Transcendental Soul tends to find this as the fuel for the impulse to bring change, whereas the fragment who would host the Infinite Soul finds this as fuel for complete surrender. Maureen: I see... yes. MEntity: A Transcendental Soul would not have "levels" in the same way that we delineate the first five Soul Ages. MEntity: It is true that there are Levels, but only one within the Physical Plane. Maureen: They would just "manifest"? MEntity: Transcendental Souls are born. Infinite Souls manifest. MEntity: However, they do function in similar ways for much of the life. MEntity: The Transcendental Soul gains access to the entity only upon manifestation of his or her own Essence as representative. A Personality as Transcendental Soul can reject this access to Essence, as any Personality can, but it is rare. It is much easier for the host of the Infinite Soul to reject manifestation than it is for the Transcendental to reject the Essence. MEntity: The reason for this is because the Infinite Soul must always have host "on hand" for potential manifestation, but the manifestation is not always necessary, and so it is passed up, and because the Personality will always trump potential manifestation, there must always be "back up." MEntity: However, the birth of the Transcendental Soul is planned quite specifically, and "everyone" is in on the plan, so it tends to unfold as planned, even if altered by various choices of the Personality. MEntity: A modern example of the passing up of manifestation of Infinite Soul would be in the fragment known as "Elian Gonzalez," who was one of several children opted in for hosting when it appeared that it might be necessary. ~~~ Here's a great Q&A JanetE had with Michael in a POF on February 17, 2021 on the Transcendental Soul and the Infinite Soul posted under The 6th and 7th Soul Ages. JanetE: On TLE we have a paucity of information about the 6th and 7th Soul Ages. We have several sessions about Transcendental Souls, but only one in which a Transcendental Soul is explicitly associated with the 6th Soul Age. We have no sessions on TLE that explicitly identify the Infinite Soul with the 7th Soul Age (although it is implied in the context of one session). We know that the first five Soul Ages encompass a range of time/experiences on the Physical Plane during which a fragment completes a series of seven Internal Monads for each Soul Age. Completion of the 5th Soul Age is associated with cycling off the Physical Plane. I assumed that completion of the 5th somehow initiated the start of the 6th Soul Age as part of a continuum of Soul Ages. However, in a TLE session you said that a Transcendental Soul incarnates from the 5th, 6th or 7th level of the Causal Plane. And, the Infinite Soul can manifest from any of the three Higher Planes. This doesn’t seem like a progression in the manner that we physical humans think of progressions. So, do the 6th Soul Age and 7th Soul Age encompass a curriculum of sorts that extends between and beyond cycling off and the TS/IS incarnations? Or are these Soul Ages still considered part of the Physical Plane experience? In other words, speaking of the 6th Soul Age is equivalent to speaking of a Transcendental Soul because the physical incarnation is the Soul Age. With my impressions in mind, can you please speak generally about the 6th and 7th Soul Ages? MEntity: The 6th Soul Age is Transcendental Soul Age. A reunited Entity returns to live a Physical Plane life to impart what was learned in the Causal Plane. A single fragment incarnates as representative of the entire Entity. This fragment speaks on behalf of the entire Entity. The emphasis of the life is always about implementing greater effects through the higher understanding of greater causes. Every reunited Entity will have a Transcendental/6th Soul Age. We get that single lifetime. This is why so many Causal Plane Entities teach through channels. This helps us to practice our access and delivery of information that will be used for our Transcendental lifetime. We select from the multitude of parallels and choose when and where to incarnate. JanetE: I seem to recall that you told a student you already are/have been a Transcendental Soul in another parallel. MEntity: We are not subject to the Internal Monads in a Transcendental lifetime, as we are transcendent. JanetE: Aha! MEntity: This is why you have a wild variety of Transcendental Souls who may or may not be quite outrageous or immature or rogue or ignoring social norms. JanetE: Is the TS lifetime considered a success even when it doesn’t accomplish the original aims? So, no do-overs? MEntity: We get only one lifetime, but we can choose up to 7 individual fragments to incarnate. We always have a "back up." JanetE: I’ll stop interrupting so you can briefly say something about the 7th Soul Age as well. MEntity: It is rare that more than one would be needed, but as population explodes and spreads, we have more options. Keep in mind that we also have parallel versions of each. At least one will have been considered successful. Always. The 7th Soul Age is the Infinite Soul Age. This is the final incarnation for all fragments and all fragments will participate in being part of an Infinite Soul Age. There is no birth for an Infinite Soul and no Internal Monads for the Infinite Soul. However, all of the usual processes of incarnation apply to the individual host who will manifest the Infinite Soul. JanetE: Can the Infinite Soul include fragments that did not do their incarnations on Earth? MEntity: The Infinite Soul can include a range of fragments from the size of Cadres to Energy Rings and Spheres. Depending on the bodies of the species, Manifestation can last for various periods of time. For Humans, this tends to be a maximum of 30 days. The individual fragment is a host and has their own individual trajectory of evolution. This is the only form of incarnation for fragments that is not for the sake of evolving the fragments, themselves. It is explicitly for the sake of contributing to the evolution of others. CLARIFICATION: The Infinite Soul Age is the only form of incarnation/Manifestation that is not for the sake of evolving those fragments manifesting. There is a bit of a paradox involved regarding the Infinite Soul Age. Infinite Souls tend to be OUR SELVES. JanetE: ? MEntity: Infinite Souls are our "future," or more accurately, the parts of us that are outside of time and space in a way that allows for this Soul Age. JanetE: SO AWESOME! MEntity: We exist on all Planes. We do not evolve as a single point of consciousness. The "you" that you know as Essence and as Personality are percentages of you that exists across all Planes. The process of evolution is a process of remembering. Re-collecting. All of your incarnations as a Human being across all parallels is equivalent to approximately 1% of the energy that is "you." Your Essence/Role is approximately 5%. Approximately 95% of who we are is spread across the Planes and our return to Tao is that path or remembering and collecting ourselves again. The Infinite Soul Age is "us" helping us to remember "us." JanetE: Beautiful! Thanks Michael! MEntity: This is not always the case that it is our own Sentience, but for most of our cycles as a Sentient race, it is us.
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  36. I also felt this shift. Lots of letting go. Not the Frozen's Elsa's "I'm staying in my ice castle" kind, but the "Keep what works, supports and warms, let the rest go and let's keep moving on -- together" kind. Nice. I feel softly, hopefully, steadily alive and warm after such a long time of cracking and wobbling and near-despair. Hope you all are feeling this, too.
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  37. I feel like the odd one out here. I did not dream of Nancy Pelosi last night. Hehe
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  38. Thank You @Janet H for sharing your premonitions, thoughts, experiences and contemplation's about a tricky subject, when it comes to our today's media. We have a fine line here between sharing truthful information and Sensationalism. A friend of mine came to mind, to express my take on this: He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, at the height of when every 12 minutes in a day, one of them died, he surprisingly survived for his whole term, and what he has seen and experienced, till this day, he CANNOT talk about, nor can the few he knows who survived as well, and fewer are still alive, because they didn't kill themselves afterwards, from suicide to long-term drug-addiction etc. Point being, as long as you can talk and share with others, about any trauma, it maybe helpful, you said it out loud, you are seen and heard, but according to my friend it doesn't the fuck heal anything, and it is like going to a funeral of a lost one that is still alive, only to sooth those who were never affected in the first place.
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  39. This is reassuring to hear from Merrick Garland.
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  40. A short interview, at 7 minutes, of X Gonzalez on The Tonight Show, May, 2021.
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  41. No Maybe. Let me get crass for a minute. To rephrase, are all the people screaming wrapped in a flag screaming freedom toothless ignorant rednecks being led around by the nose by slick politicians? Of course not. And neither are they all infant, or all baby, or all young. People of ANY soul age through the randomness of life can fall under the sway of a charismatic persons or fall prey to ideology. That ideology then becomes a part of how they self identify. This is exacerbated in capitalism because of alienation. So now the person feels like they belong and have connection and have power. That is a difficult trap to excise oneself from. The common thread that seems apparent to me is hierarchy. The people in the MAGA circles know on some level that things are changing. Most will look at gender and identity, immigration, non-white people, etc as the issue. The increased visibility of these issues makes them afraid because their place in the hierarchy is now challenged. They don't know if they are better than. They have bought into the ideology supported by living in the US that they are better than some others and a few are better than them. They don't question this. I don't blame them. It hurts to question who you are to the very core of you. It hurts to uncover the truth that you have benefited from a system you didn't create that actively harms others. Change is scary and some people can't, won't, or are unable to do the work to change.
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  42. Traditionally kings and priests are seen to be male. @Kat raised a good point that we should strongly consider changing the names of these roles to something less gendered. The Michael Teachings has evolved to replace "Slave" with "Server" and "Male/Female Ratio" with the "Focused/Creative Ratio". Perhaps it is time to consider changing King and Priest? What do y'all think? Thoughts on what term(s) we might use instead of King and Priest?
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  43. It's worth remembering that part of the Old Soul curriculum, as it were, is being able to comprehend and assume the guise of the previous soul ages...I would assume this is helpful for integrating or coalescing all that has been learned through incarnating. As such, Old Souls can be particularly slippery in how they appear, as they could be revisiting any of the previous soul ages. There's an assumption that Old Soul = automatically evolved, knowing better, all-compassionate, or whatever, but the truth is Old Souls run the gamut. Even Mature souls can do similar, especially if hooking into the idea of groups and belonging. The Mature soul is presumably a very dramatic soul age. It's disheartening to me just how much this era of misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy has wrecked and rended society and relationships. I remember reading channeling that mentioned something similar that precipitated the Bronze Age Collapse and honestly it makes sense these days. I mean, you could...but you'd still have Arizona, Florida, the Deep South, and some choice Midwestern states to deal with, so good luck with that. Man, though, they really hit the nail on the head with talk of Martyrdom and of Egoism vs Altruism. That's playing out here in spades and I hate that we're once again the poster children for radical, regressive government. Problematic as it may be, I actually do like my state, and I feel like we can do so much better than that.
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  44. Sending love and good thoughts to everyone who has a friend or family member going down the conspiracy rabbit hole. I honestly think that the election of Fuckface in 2016 traumatized people (even outside the US) and then the pandemic in 2020 was a double helping of trauma. So, a figurative double scoop of trauma with sprinkles. I think a LOT of people just buckled. I think all of Sentience needs a great big hug right now.
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  45. In rural Missouri, my Baby Soul sister has taken a detour through contrarian conspiratorial cultish Crazytown due to influence from the brother of my sister-in-law. For my own good, of course, she attempted to inform and enlighten me, as they are often wont to do, about what is really happening in the world (elites eat babies, etc.), but I was able to navigate gracefully and graciously through the maze and haze of nuttiness, ending with "One of us is on the wrong side of history; I am going to wait and see how this plays out in the long run." Seems to have worked; she still speaks to me. Fortunately, my Young Soul brother, who lives on the family farm in rural Missouri and voted for Trump, at least has not fallen under the spell of all of the looney tunes that are being played in the zeitgeist. In my family we are not inclined to break off contact with each other, even if/when one of us has gone off the rails.
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  46. I'd add, "or imprinting," to get all Michael about it. I recall reading that Sarah Palin was, in fact, a Mature soul, but was heavily imprinted by Baby family and values, so she came off as a Baby soul. I surmise that there are plenty of Mature and even Old souls out there wrapped in MAGA flags. Due to any combination of imprinting, karma, monads, fearfulness, life task, etc. etc., they are not expressing themselves as Mature or Old, but are expressing Baby values. Essence may have planned out this lifetime - but Essence might have written a check that Personality can't cash. Or maybe Essence says, "Go and be MAGA and take those lessons back with you." Plus anyone can get fearful, or lonely, or find themselves at some kind of crisis point, and make a bad decision simply from that. "I lost my job, my adult child doesn't speak to me anymore, my spouse and I are distant, I had a cancer scare...hey, these seem like nice, accepting people with some answers to my problems!"
    14 points
  47. Pity Fox News can't start telling their audience “Human” Ivermectin is now injectable! You can choose Pfizermectin or Ivermoderna." PS - "Loonies" are also what we Canadians call our $1 coins, so thanks for the laugh (mental picture of a pandemic commemorative one )
    14 points
  48. Servers vs Priests I wrote this years ago for @Moonfeather (C1E7) when she was feeling frustrated in her work (at the time) and was wondering how her Role as Server fit into the "bigger picture". This is how I see Servers ...with a little about Priests for differentiation. I see Servers as doing their best work when they are able to cut through the bullshit and help others return to their own sense of humanity, dignity, and true sense of self, in a way that allows them to fit more readily and ably "into the world". A Priest's calling is to help raise people "out of themselves" to become "more" of who they are, innately. A Server's calling is to help people to "stay in their world", more successfully, in whatever way is appropriate or helpful for each person. That's why so many Servers are social workers. What better place is there for a Server to help so many people to find their way back to themselves, back to their families, back to their communities. Servers offer healing to mankind in so many ways that can go unnoticed -- but that doesn't mean that it isn't needed or valued. Servers at their best help make the world a better place -- just by being themselves. They do this by mirroring the best of who we are, back to ourselves, so we can see who we truly are -- and be healed in the process. Love is a powerful healer. When I "see" Servers I see love, humility and grace.
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  49. I've given birth with and without an epidural, and I recommend both! The epidural was fucking awesome and had zero effect on my newborn. She came out wide-eyed and alert. In my no-drugs labor, I was in so much pain that I felt remote and disconnected by the time my baby was born. With the epidural I was as alert as she was. In both cases we were fine and they both nursed like crazy right away. I have no analogies for right now except maybe that I don't want to be numb right now, because it feels irresponsible, but I have been feeling numb anyway. THIS BABY HAD BETTER BE CUTE.
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  50. Regarding Cynicism, Michael has stated to review the previous Energy Reports and what they had to say as far as Cynicism. I especially like the reminder of the positive pole of Cynicism: THERE IS MORE TO SEE THAN THIS.
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