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  1. This was originally posted as a private transcript on 2/28/14. Q: My first question is: prior to incarnating this time, was my essence in 'communication' with you at all, and if so, could you provide some insight into this communication, especially if there is something that I might consider to be 'of significance'? MEntity: Oh, yes. Communication with us as an entity did occur between the lifetimes. This is common for any lifetime where we will be sought or discovered again as teachers. When our students plan to cross paths with us while incarnated, then at some point before that incarnation, there is something attended similar to an open classroom where we are also teaching in the Astral. This open classroom is like a multiplex arena with various fragments speaking on our behalf, much like the way it occurs in the practice of channeling while Physical. In the Astral, the Essences of those who are our Primary Channels are also our Primary Channels, and each of those channels works as a liaison between us and our students who are planning a lifetime. Our relationship "there" is very much like it is "here" in that there is question and answer time so that insight can be seeded into the new Personality for potential awakening in the lifetime. Though no Essence can predict exactly how the Personality will navigate the life being planned, there are a few things that are discussed with us as part of that preparation for the lifetime: The "seeded insights" that would hopefully, eventually, help that Personality find us through our channel; discussion of the plans for the Life Task; and while our teaching will likely be explored in many ways upon finding us, there does tend to be a broad intention for what the Essence wishes to extract from our teaching while extant. Seeded insights are those moments when an experience is likely to prompt the questions about the higher context of events, higher context of meaning, etc. This helps one to then begin the Search. The Life Task is discussed because, if a channel is not found, and our teaching is not found, we can still directly work with a student as he or she navigates the choices that fulfill the Life Task. As for what the Essence will seek to extract from the teaching while extant, this will tend to be one to three themes of 12 from which to choose. These are relative to the set of 12 descriptions for the Support Circle. Those descriptions also capture the range of themes that a fragment will seek from our teaching. These are LOVE, KNOWLEDGE, COMPASSION, HUMOR, DISCIPLINE, ANCHORING, MENTORING, BEAUTIFYING, GUIDING (child), HEALING, ENLIGHTENING, and REPRESENTING (muse). In your case, you seek to extract Discipline, or how one can understand the responsibilities of choice on all levels; Beautifying, or how using our teaching can help make sense of the patterns of your own and others' lives; and Enlightening, or how to build a structure of perspective that allows for new experiences (and old) to be interpreted. We know we have gone overtime, but we think the above speaks to anything that may be considered "of significance," in that if you look at your range of questions, how you are processing our responses, and what you may do with our teaching, those three broad themes will shed some light on how you are representing your own Essence in your relationship with us as teachers. We can elaborate upon these themes in further discussions with you or other students.
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  2. Originally posted by Maureen as a private blog From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Michael, we know of 3 Levels/Rings of Truth, Personal Truth, Global Truth, and Universal Truth, and you have spoken of a 4th one, Community Truth, between Personal Truth and Global Truth. Are there more? Are there 7 Levels/Rings of Truth? MEntity: There are different ways we can elaborate upon the 3 Levels of Truth. Here, we will offer this angle: Each of the 3 Levels of Truths could be said to have 3 components, or means of expression. Truth is an Expressive quality in the universe, so Truth shows up through expressive means. For Personal Truths: HONESTY, SINCERITY, and INTEGRITY. For Global Truths: COMMUNITY, NATIONAL, and PLANETARY. For Universal Truths: BODY, MIND, SOUL. Each of these 3 components corresponds to Truth, Love, Energy. These components are under the umbrella of the larger Tier of Truth. We can elaborate upon this further in other exchanges. Maureen: Michael before you close out, would you clarify where Truth, Love and Energy "fits" for each of the components? For example for Personal Truths I think this would fit: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy MEntity: That is correct. Respectively, for each: Personal Truths: HONESTY: Truth SINCERITY: Love INTEGRITY: Energy Global Truths: COMMUNITY: Truth NATIONAL: Love PLANETARY: Energy Universal Truths: BODY: Truth MIND: Love SOUL: Energy From an ASK MICHAEL on July 6, 2014 Maureen: Michael, I can see how Personal Truths line up: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy, but I'd like your take on how Global Truths and Universal Truths line up with Truth, Love and Energy. The one that I'm having the most trouble reconciling is the Global Truth of NATIONAL that lines up with Love. I'm not sure how that fits as many of us Older Souls don't see “Love” of a country or being nationalistic as fitting in with our larger view of “the world”. If there is time, would you provide a short explanation for the Global Truths and the Universal Truths so we can see how they align with Truth, Love and Energy? If not, just an explanation of the Global Truth, NATIONAL: Love, would be appreciated. MEntity: Nationalism/Nationalistic is not the same thing as Love for one's country. The former tends to be built upon notions of superiority, whereas the latter is built upon gratitude, nostalgia, and appreciation. When one tends to one's home, it can be from notions of superiority to one's neighbors, or it can be from the sense of importance to nurture one's space. This is true on the National scale, as well. The people of a Nation are benefited when there is Love of those peoples. This can be a dividing line in Politics, for example. Self-preservation based in superiority, or nurturing on a grand scale for as many as possible. However, keep in mind that our response for corresponding Truth, Love, and Energy to the variations of truth within each category of truth, is only for convenience, not from literal representation. It may be more accurate to see these as Axes, not as specific terms. So, for example, Honesty is Expressive, Personal Truth. Sincerity is Inspirational, Personal Truth. Integrity is Active, Personal Truth. Remember that Truths are relative here. Community is Expressive Global Truths, or how a Community expresses, represents itself within the spectrum of how other communities do so.; National is Inspirational Global Truth, or how a people of a nation feel about their place on the planet among other nations; Planetary is Active Global Truths, or how a planet of people behaves in relation to other planets/off-planet life. We think we have expanded on these enough for now, but we can further clarify these in further discussions. Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See: The 3 Components of The 3 Levels of Truth
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  3. PRACTICE PERCEIVING After learning the basics of the Teachings provided in the Introduction section, you can immediately begin applying these perspectives. Observe your co-workers, your friends, your family and try to guess their Role, their Soul Ages, their Overleaves. Try to use the information, even if you are not sure if it is accurate at first. Any perception that allows you to see yourself and others with more love and acceptance and understanding is a great start! Later, with more study and channeling, you can elaborate with accuracy and detail! Trust your new perceptions, but always be open to further insights and changes in how you understand the teachings.Get a Private Session After you've played around with the concepts for a while, you might want to consider getting a personal session with Michael. These options can be found under the "SERVICES" menu under BROWSE, or just click HERE. Having a private session will help you validate your own observations, help you clear up any areas of confusions in relationships, or answer any other questions you have about your life and the Universe.WHICH CHANNEL? I would like to note here that there are many Michael Channels now online and some are even available to you locally. Please make an effort to "feel them out" and take some time to sense who resonates with you. If I do not resonate well with you, there are plenty of channels from which to choose! I suggest trusting your heart and intuition. If you choose to work with me, I can promise that I will do my best! Advanced Studies You may now want to learn more about the details of the Cadres and Entities, the Levels of the Soul Ages, the details of the Positive and Negative Poles of the Overleaves and Essence Roles, and on and on! As this site grows, you will find more advanced studies to choose from. Make sure you check out the Discussion Forum !Community and Exchange One of the best ways to continue your studies and to apply them is by participating and communicating with Michael and other students in the public online chats here at TLE! Use all of TLE because it is a most satisfying and friendly place for exchanging ideas, channeling, questions, and finding support in your studies of life. Hover over the menu options at the top of the page for all of the various areas of this site! Regardless of where you go next in your pursuit within the Michael Teachings, I'm sure it will be perfect for you. Remember, "you are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn".
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  4. [Excerpt from Energy Report: July 2016] Note: The description of the Attitude Energy may be useful in another year with the same Attitude, and may help explain the Attitude as a personal Overleaf. However, remember that this description is specific to the year and its circumstances. It MIGHT be possible to extrapolate a general meaning from this content ... and it might not. MEntity: JULY brings the move of emphasis directly into the Cynic Attitude. The Cynic Attitude in itself is not inherently unpleasant, but for those not familiar with it or are uncomfortable with contradiction, even the best of Cynic energy can feel inconvenient at best, but when Cynic is moving through the Negative Pole, Denigration, it can be an invisible, heavy weight that seems to strip the joy and life from everything and is exhausting. July begins with Cynic in the Negative Pole. This appears to be showing up as our students feeling a concerted effort to “stay positive,” to keep their vision intact, their ideals upheld, their sense of progress and joy sustained. It is likely not easy, and even if this evasion of this Negative Pole energy is successful, it is likely quite exhausting. Cynic energy is vital to the expansion and evolution of active intelligence and discernment when it is in the Positive Pole of Contradiction because pursuit of integrity and truth through questioning, challenging, and countering presumptions is healthy, but when Cynic energy moves through the Negative Pole it is the active use of intelligence to undermine or destroy integrity and truth. Denigration is countering and questioning and challenging for the sake of defending one’s perspective, not for expanding or evolving in one’s perspective. Denigration seeks to undermine, devalue, belittle, and destroy that which is questioned, rather than listen to answers or see the truth. What we are finding in patterns across July are many with even the best of intentions simply falling into Denigration, pursuing the takedown and destruction of that which is questionable rather than pursuing the understanding of that which is questionable. Cynic looks for ways to transform and transmute the questionable. When this is through Contradiction there is an understanding of oppositions so that resolution and change can come in beneficial ways. When transformation and transmutation comes through Denigration, it is without understanding of oppositions, and simply aims for the removal or destruction of the opposition.
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  5. If Michael is truly a non-physical presence, then it goes that they need human "channels" as a means to communicate their information, perspective, and teaching to those of us within the physical plane. "Channels" are people who have apparently made an Agreement as part of their life plan to act as a voice or energy conduit for non-physical sources of inspiration, healing, or information, that originates from a non-physical consciousness. Most of the time these Agreements are made between the channel and entity before the channel is born, but sometimes a person will make the Agreement later in his or her life. If this all seems strange, that's because it is strange. It may help to think of "channeling" as just some form of misunderstood creativity, and that "Michael" is just some brilliant part of the "channel's" brain that functions in ways we do not understand, yet. I don't pretend to know exactly why or technically how channeling is possible, or whether it is valid as we have come to understand it. I do know that something profound is happening and only personal experience can "prove" something like this to you. My own experiences over the years have convinced me of two things: 1. that there is something definitely happening beyond my apparent, daily consciousness that is legitimately being accessed for detailed, expansive, seemingly unlimited and original information 2. and that the information has an obvious, positive impact on me and other students. Those two factors make it worth my efforts to continue exploring and trusting the process, even if I struggle daily with the questions of its validity. If consciousness does exist beyond the Physical Plane after death, then "channels" are like radio receivers who tune out from their own "soul station" for periods of time to "receive and broadcast" other sources. "Michael" happens to be a group of souls who have completed their journey through the Physical Plane, speaking as one voice, sharing their wisdom as gained from the many lifetimes of experiences collected by all of the members of that entity. The channeling I do is limited to my contact with Michael, rather than communicating with an individual who is between lives trying to contact a loved one, though it is true that I do experience contact with many who have died. Similar to other non-physical teachers, such as Seth, Emmanuel, Lazaris, Orin & DaBen, Michael shares the knowledge and experience they gained while living physical lives, except, of course, now they have a broader/higher perspective. Michael helps us to understand the dynamics of who we are, both as Personality and as a Soul (Essence), including how to better use the unlimited tools available for understanding, nurturing, and building our selves, relationships, and universe.
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  6. [Excerpt from a Michael Speaks - Dec. 22, 2019] Luciana: Michael you were asked once “What communal truths do we Americans have that are distinct from other countries / cultures?” And one more time was asked about Canada .. I would like to ask the same question about Brazil. MEntity: Some examples might be: THE WORLD IS DANGEROUS. EVERYONE IS EITHER A FRIEND OR A THREAT. FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING. CHANGE IS BAD. PEOPLE ARE INHERENTLY BROKEN AND NEED FIXING. RELIGION IS THE ONLY ANSWER. These are not particularly unique to Brazil, but we see them as fairly prevalent.
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  7. [Excerpt from Martha's private session on Imagination, originally published on January 4, 2011] [Martha] I’ve found a number of references in Troy’s channeling to Imagination, and how we don’t understand the possibilities of its use, regarding our multidimensional selves, parallels and probabilities. Are there levels to Imagination? Some deeper aspect of the teachings? [Michael_Entity] Imagination is the highest frequency that a Sentient body carries as a tool, and this could be said to correspond to the Causal Body of that fragment. The greater the use of the imagination as a tool, the more aligned one is with his or her Entity and its general intentions/agenda. The imagination could be said to have 3 functions, rather than levels, and those would be REPRODUCTIVE, CREATIVE, and INVOLUNTARY. Reproductive Imagination includes memory, crafts, recounting, recall, recognition, routine, etc. and even body maintenance. Creative Imagination includes ideas, art, solutions, potential, possibilities, anticipation, etc. and even body healing/recovery. Involuntary Imagination includes fear, instinct, defense, reactions, depression, psychoses, pathologies, etc, and even illnesses. Each function often overlaps with another function. In the context of accessing Parallels, the Reproductive Imagination comes into play.
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  8. [Originally posted by Troy on July 27, 2004] [Ann]: I was originally channeled as being in Cadre 1 Entity 3, but then in a session with different channel, Michael said that I was in Cadre 1, Entity 5. The information came spontaneously by way of another question. In other words, I wasn't asking for a re-channeling of that information, it just came. Has anyone else had this experience? Troy, have you spontaneously channeled overleaves that were different from those the person got originally? I’ve heard that channels get nothing if the questioner keeps asking for the same information, but I’m curious about the issue of validation when these unsolicited changes come up. [Troy]: Ann, brace yourself: the idea that you can't ask a same or similar question more than once because the connection to the answer gets degraded is just bullshit, for lack of a better word. I’ve heard at least one channel promote the idea that if you ask a question once then it automatically degrades the ability of any other channeling of that question again. In other words, if you ask for your Overleaves from more than one channel, then the second or third set of Overleaves channeled is automatically compromised. That theory (and variations of it) is just a “cover-my-ass” insurance that is liberally used to explain away bad channeling discrepancies or to help head off insecurities in a medium. Here is some feedback from my experiences: Even the BEST and most consistently valid of channels who have the highest of integrity can still get incorrect or conflicting information. It's just a fact that it happens and you either roll with it or you get stuck on the conflicts. When there is conflicting information between two or more channels you regard highly, or maybe one channel receives different information for you at different times, then you ultimately have to figure out what is correct by turning back to yourself. Sometimes questioning the channel can help clear things up. A good channel should have no problem admitting he or she may be wrong and work with you to figure out the validation. Conflicting information can come to you synchronistically to help put you in a position to question something you had previously found unquestionable. Yes, I have received information for a student that is not the same as what was originally given by another channel. Like I said: it happens. In those cases we work together to figure out the valid information with a series of questions and the student's serious examination of the terminology's definitions. Keep in mind that there are three facets to the Personality and depending on the channel and his or her methods of channeling (directly from Michael, or using intuition translated into Michael terminology); you can easily get one of the two “superficial” facets of information about yourself, instead of the records from the Akashic Plane. The two superficial aspects of your Personality are basically: 1. the “you” that YOU project out to the world vs. “who you really are”; 2. or the “you” that OTHERS project onto you through their expectations and interpretations of you vs. “who you really are”. “Who you really are” would be the Akashic Records’ version. Sometimes these versions are very similar and sometimes the two superficial versions are very different from the “real you”. My point being that even the Cadre/Entity #’s can reflect one of those superficial facets. Maybe you have personality tendencies that “feel” to one of the channels like what he or she recognized as general feelings of an entity number. In the end, entity numbers might not ever be truly capable of being validated while physical. The only thing I have ever found solid to go on are the energy themes that seem overwhelmingly consistent among the lifestyles or personalities of the members of any particular entity. I hope this feedback helps! Note: Refer to OMW: Facets of Personality for more on the three facets mentioned above.
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  9. [Excerpt from Transforming Chief Features] MEntity: We have had much to say about the subject of the Chief Negative Features, and much more can be said, of course, so what we will offer up today is not definitive, but simply more to consider as you work to understand and embrace your fears, transforming them away from being obstacles and paralysis to being informative and helpful. Fear was never "meant" to be a challenge or something to undermine any fragment's life, but much like anything that exists, it is a tool that can become a pivotal resource toward Agape or a restrictive halt away from everything. Fear, or the Chief Negative Features, are inherently "negative" because they describe the gap between "you" and "other," or "something else." Anything inherently divisive is "negative" in our teaching, but this does not mean it is inherently "bad." Fear is inherent in Personality because Personality is inherently divided from all other things and people, and even from Essence in many ways. From the moment one is born, the first, most primal fear is born along with you: the fear of non-attachment. This fear is biological. It is what keeps "you" alive. It is what clings to the mother, to the caretaker, what keeps the toddler close to the camp, to the tribe, and attached to its resources. It is what keeps the body searching for foods, for water, for tools, etc. Anything that is necessary for survival. So, fear is quite "good" in that regard. Any threat to the attachment of the biological self to its resources is highlighted and avoided, either by fight or flight. Keep this in mind as you explore your own Chief Features, then, because at the heart of everyone's fears, it is this struggle with non-attachment that is key. We will elaborate further upon that consideration as we explore the subject, if time permits. For today's focus, we understand that the interest is in the various ways one can consciously make choices in behavior so as to relieve the effects of a particular fear, or Chief Feature. The point of transforming your relationship to fear is because when fear is informative, it is simply a means of enhancing your capacity to choose. It is not much different from any warning system built in to any vehicle that alerts you as to when you may be in close proximity to a collision. It would not make sense to argue that warning systems are removed from vehicles because the mere presence of those alerts implies something is wrong, flawed, or bad. That warning system is an advantage that increases the capacity for choice, for better navigation, for success in one's direction and endeavors. However, when most struggle with the Chief Features as an issue, it is because the "warning system" goes off randomly, goes off without relevance, goes off constantly, etc. It is no longer associated with an actual threat, or with information. Imagine the difference between enjoying a walk through the woods, watching the birds, the creatures, enjoying the sunlight, the babbling brook, your thoughts, and then noticing a bear in the distance to which you then steer clear of in a smart way, as compared to a walk in the woods where you presume that every twig cracking and every shadow is a bear. Both of these methods are helpful for keeping you alert to bears, but one keeps you from noticing pretty much anything else. If one's "warning system" is random, constant, or irrelevant, then that warning system becomes useless for navigation, and simply keeps you on one end of the spectrum of life. It keeps you on the side of "Being Alive" vs "Living." We will speak of each of the Chief Features now, with a brief synopsis, and then a list of methods for how one can use his or her consciousness to transform that fear so that one is not just being alive, but can live again, so to speak.
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  10. [Excerpt from Energy Report: March 2009] MEntity: When one is dealing with an emphasis on Flow, it can sometimes be confusing as to what is more important for considering: the internal flow or the external flow. In other words, if one is pressed to make a choice, there are often a few clear paths revealed externally, but internally there is a resistance and a focus in other directions that are far more appealing to the Personality. What we suggest in times where Flow is a priority is to consider the EXTERNAL paths of flow over your internal paths. While your internal navigation is certainly important and valid, if one wants to flow, or move toward freedom, it important to consider what is presenting itself to you in the moment. We are not speaking of completely disregarding your internal flow, but that when it comes to material or external world directions and navigation, it is often far more accurate to your path than your internal, often over-thought, over-emotional data bank of possibilities. For example, if you are in a situation where you are losing your home and two people have offered to help in your transition or nurturing during that loss, it can often be met internally with resistance and an effort to figure out other options so that you are not in a dependent situation. This is a valid response and if one can find a solution to match the internal ideal, then that can be followed if one chooses to follow it, however, when situations arise and offers for solutions present themselves, those solutions are often an important part of a faster recovery or move in a desired direction, even if on the surface it does not appeal to you. This does not mean you have to take an offer that is profoundly distasteful or repulsive to you, but that it is Good Work to explore whether your Chief Negative Features (or Fear) is keeping you from a clearer external path than what you can find internally at the moment.
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  11. Excerpt from a POF session originally shared by Martha on May 4, 2011. [Question] Can you give us more detail about the tribond (you said it was intense and karmic)? [Michael_Entity] A triad or a tri-bond is always unstable and is always in a constant state of seeking balance. The mere act of walking is a good example, with a double pendulum process in motion that has the center of gravity thrown forward, one stabilizing force, and one propelling force. Karma is a triadal force. These triadal forces are in their most basic forms a dance among Positive, Negative, and Neutral. Propulsion, Center, and Stability. Any group of three fragments will always take on those forces as part of a triad, even in a social situation. In terms of the Entity, those who are proportionally and mathematically in the “same position” on each “side” of the Entity would form this bond. The positions of Positive, Negative, and Neutral would usually be relative to the positions the Personalities take with one another when in a lifetime, but between lifetimes, and within the dynamics of the Entity, this usually defaults to the first fragment being Positive, the second being Negative, and the third being Neutral. Or, the Truth fragment being Positive; the Love being Negative; the Energy being Neutral. As a triad, or tri-bond, certain themes would be explored, with each contributing a force to the process of that exploration, not only via the default force from within the Entity dynamics, but then there are the variations that result from the choices of the Personalities and their relationship with one another, if there is a relationship. ### You may discuss this content within the corresponding forum topic: Tribonds
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  12. [Excerpt from a private session on May 26, 2016.] Janet: Yes, although at times it feels a little more like faith than trust, and it’s hard to know the difference. MEntity: It may seem difficult to know, but it is not. Faith requires you *give* your power over to forces greater than you, while Trust requires that you be responsible for what power you have even amid greater powers. It is the difference between pulling up your oars and blindly allowing the current to rush you along vs. using your oars to navigate the current even as it rushes you forward. When you use your metaphorical oars, you can steer toward various resting places, around various obstacles, to the shore for exploration before returning, etc. ### end of excerpt You may comment on this exchange in the original post. See Post 5th IM.
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  13. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2007] MEntity: It should be noted that there are 3 Arcs of Meaning to be created within a life and within relationships. A FOUNDATIONAL ARC exists as the primary meaning across which all effort ranging from basic nurturing to ultimate agape within that relationship or life is motivated. The Foundational Arc is the arc to which one must always remain close as the shorter arcs fluctuate. The Foundational Arc is what remains even when the life is completed or a relationship appears to have ended. If one were to think of the Foundational Arc as the full potential meaning that one creates for the life or relationship, it would not be amiss. Within the Foundational Arc is the CONTEXTUAL ARC, which gives variation of meaning within the larger arc, relative to specific experiences for the day, month, year, etc. The Contextual Arc can sometimes seem to conflict with the Foundational Arc, but understanding the meaning you have created within these specific experiences can help you to understand who you are, more than it is to be used to determine the fate of a relationship or life. Thinking of the Foundational Arc as the rainbow of potential within the life or relationship, then the Contextual Arcs are the colors through which that Foundation is explored. Within the Contextual Arcs are the MOOD ARCS, which give clever expression to the flow of one's overall tone of intellectual, emotional, physical states at any given time, which is much like the HUE for the COLOR that is the current Contextual Arc. Mood Arcs are often THE meaning that one is most aware of and can often destroy the meaning that was created as a foundation. To know of your Mood Arcs can save your life or relationship. Foundational Arcs are THE MEANING I CREATE AS POTENTIAL FOR THIS LIFE OR RELATIONSHIP. Contextual Arcs are THE MEANING I CREATE FROM THE EXPERIENCES I AM HAVING WITHIN THIS LIFE OR RELATIONSHIP. Mood Arcs are THE MEANING I CREATE ABOUT MYSELF IN RELATION TO THE EXPERIENCES I AM HAVING RIGHT NOW.
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  14. Michael teaches that the only purpose behind life, is life, itself. There is no profound, exalted, or mysteriously secret reason behind our lives. Tao (Michael's term for God, or All-that-is) fragmented itself for the pure sake of Experience. We are each "fragments" of this original source, imbued with the creative impetus to seek experience within a spectrum of possibilities! Thus, in any given lifetime nothing is wasted because ALL experience is valuable, even the "bad stuff." The need to judge those experiences as "good" or "bad" is a human convention, not a spiritual concept. Michael describes experiences as neither "good" nor "bad", but that our souls learn from ALL of it, though we eventually grow to be inclined toward more expansive, embracing experiences, rather than more restricting, limited paths. In addition, Michael teaches that the Universe is not a chaotic, random system of events that we simply have to endure, but rather that there is an awesome structure that can be comprehended by us to a great degree. This helps lend us a better understanding of our personal part in the larger scheme of things. Michael does teach that reincarnation is valid. As a soul gains experiences, so does it gain maturity and wisdom, which is identified by what Michael refers to as a "soul age." They teach that every soul goes through 7 stages of maturity across as many lifetimes as it takes. There is no one to measure a soul's maturity except the individual soul, itself. As we gain experience, we learn to be more aware, more compassionate, more connected, more sensitive, and more peaceful, but we also go through a spectrum of experiences that naturally include all things horrifying and beautiful. We eventually gain enough experience that the Soul and the Personality within the lifetime begin to co-create, decide, and choose more consciously, bringing to the lifetime a greater sense of Truth, Love, and Energy. Michael teaches that we, as individual consciousness, choose one of seven Roles (or Essences) to use as our particular means of expression during our cycle of lifetimes. This Role remains the same throughout all of our incarnations, though we continue to improve on that Role and we evolve our ability to play that Role with each experience gained. To make each soul even more unique, we choose a ratio of "Focused and Creative Energy" lending us more or less creativity or focus, which we eventually learn to balance out. We also choose a unique "Frequency," which describes how we tend to process life. Your Soul creates a Body and Personality for every lifetime. When a soul first begins creating lifetimes, this can be quite difficult and chaotic, but with each lifetime, our soul gains more experience, and each Personality gains more conscious ability to choose and eventually both begin to create lives productively and meaningfully. A Personality is designed with a Goal (a primary motivation for the lifetime), a Mode (how you reach your Goal), an Attitude (a basic perspective), a Centering (how you react to life), and a couple of basic Fears are developed in our youth (chosen for protection, but eventually sought to be overcome), and so much more! There are 7 Roles/Essences, 7 Goals from which to choose, 7 Attitudes, 7 Modes, 7 Basic Fears, and so on. To understand the dynamics of your Essence as it exists beyond this lifetime, and to gain self-awareness through the understanding of your Personality's design, greatly frees you from self-criticism, enabling you to enjoy this life, and to increase the Love and Understanding, Compassion and Peace in your experiences of relationships and self. Have fun exploring and learning, and remember: "We are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn."
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  15. This material was obtained in a POF on December 18, 2017. Janet: As you have done at this time in previous years, can you provide the 7 elements/questions that prompt our learning in this coming Warrior year? MEntity: WARRIOR YEAR 1 - What are you willing to do to help (yourself, others, the world)? 2 - What are you doing that harms (yourself, others, the world)? 3 - What impulse do you put effort into ignoring? 4 - Do you confuse or blur Obligation vs Responsibility? 5 - What do you do for true pleasure? 6 - What messages/processes are in the state of your health and body? 7 - Are your loyalties a choice that are supported by action, or are they by default and locked with inaction?
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  16. [Excerpt from a POF on April 6, 2012] You’ve mentioned elsewhere that two people are not in the exact same parallel unless they are in physical contact with each other. If that is the case, can you elaborate some on how people can communicate across parallels (for example, in the case of this chat), and/or what people are sensing when they see, for example, someone across the room? [MEntity] In response to the first question, we would say that we probably meant "reality," not "parallel," though these terms are often interchangeable. Two people can be quite close and still have quite different realities, but if they are in contact, they are in the same parallel. The extent to which one is sharing layers or reality with another is the extent to which one is sharing the depths of a parallel, as well. This chat is still physical contact, and there are a multitude of ways for physical contact to occur; it is not limited to touch, but to the fabric of that plane. The very basic default of shared reality is physical space, and if you are sharing that, you are probably in the same parallel. However, that same person may be from a completely different emotional or intellectual reality, and never share that space with you. An exploration of the subject "the 9 realities" may shed further light on this subject. ### You can comment on the original blog entry for this material: Sharing Parallels/Realities
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  17. [Excerpted from Michael Speaks: 2011-2012 Review/Preview] WHAT IS AN ENERGY REPORT and “OVERLEAVES FOR THE YEAR?” Though energies shift, change, and adapt all year, there is a general energy that can be said to affect the calendar year, at least in terms of your shared reality. Our Overleaves system can be used to describe any collection of energies, ranging from the dynamics of the actual Personality to the general “mood” of a room, society, fictional character, theme of groups, or a planet's general atmosphere of consciousness. In addition to this, when a block of time is selected, that time frame can be translated into a description of energies based on what we perceive as the momentum of events, consciousness, and choices that will POTENTIALLY contribute to that period of time. The Overleaves for a year, then, are our interpretation of those events, consciousness, and choices as we see that they are most likely to be brought to bear in your world. The more participating one is in “the world,” the more likely these energies will be of concern, though one's inactivity does not exempt one from world or local energies, anymore than staying inside can take away the fact of a rainstorm. The rainstorm outside can have as much an effect on one inside as on one who is outside, depending on personal interpretations and experiences of that rainstorm. The very basic energy, or basic context, of a year can be described in two Overleaves: the Role and the Center. These two basic energies are those that can contribute to your year feeling “comfortable” or “challenged” during the year unfolding, depending on your own Overleaves and your method of participation in “the world.” These two energies are most obvious in the first three months of a year, but their effects will remain steady throughout the year.
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  18. [Excerpt from: Michael Speaks: November 2012] [Mstudent_86] Hello Michael. I seek insights about the dragon/Chief Feature of Greed. What is good about it, what are tools to fight it and are there some particular difficulties and challenges in neutralizing it? Thank you. Ladislaus [MEntity] Greed is a Chief Negative Feature that describes how one defends oneself against the fear of lack. Greed develops when one is taught, or decides that there is not enough of something specific to share. It tends to fixate on one to three things. [These "things" are more tangible in the younger Soul Ages, but as the soul ages, these fixations become less tangible, making the challenge of Greed both less likely to develop, but also the most difficult to transform, once developed. It is difficult to manage the fear of lacking something that is difficult to quantify. For instance, someone may fixate on fear of not enough Love. The definition of Love for this person is not only varied over time, but is difficult to quantify without conditions, negating the whole point, creating a perpetual spiral of fears. There is nothing "good" about any Chief Feature, but there is a Positive Pole, and in this case, it is described as Appetite. What this tends to mean is that the fragment has a constant filter on reality for the search for this thing that is lacking, or perceived to be lacking. [Mstudent_86] Could it help to revise one's view about "emptiness"? [MEntity] The finding of it will tend to trump many other things so that choices, reactions, pursuits will focus on obtaining that thing. Imagine this Positive Pole as the thing on your plate that you would always choose to eat, first. [Mstudent_86] What's "trump", folks? [MEntity] However, as this is a Chief Negative Feature, this eating is not for the enjoyment of it, but for the sake of keeping someone else from eating it, if you will. And this translates into how Greed's Appetite is motivated. Not for the pleasure of having, but for the sake of keeping it from being taken. (Trump is a term that is used to describe something that takes priority of importance and value over others - it is a term used in many card games) [Mstudent_86] thanks [MEntity] So while Appetite will help Greed find what it seeks, it consumes it just to keep others from having it. [Mstudent_86] Doesn't sound positive [MEntity] Positive is relative here. The Negative Pole is Voracity, which is when Appetite is not satisfied. At all. A kind of hoarding, indulgence, and a loss of control over one's choices as they are led by getting more and more, regardless of how much there is. Appetite is "positive" because it is satisfied when it has a taste, and there is little loss of control, but when that taste cannot have a break in satisfaction, it falls into Voracity. In other words, that which is pursued is consumed by Appetite, but when that which is pursued consumes YOU, it is Voracity. There is no "fighting" a Chief Feature, and it is not helpful to think of it as a slaying of a dragon, either, but to see this as any other source of information about yourself: a chance to listen, to care, to pay attention, to heal. Clearly, this is a topic unto itself, and we can continue this in further exchanges.
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  19. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Dreams and Symbols (Part 3 of 3)] [nemo999] Thanks, how can I let go of negativity? [Michael_Entity] You cannot. We would rarely say something that appears so conclusive, but it is a truth in your universe that it must be explored as a path to what you might call your “positivity”. What you call “negativity” presently are simply judgments on the process. You are merely EXPERIENCING. If there is resistance to experience, “negativity” results. In your case, we suggest you listen carefully to feedback. There is little listening happening in your life, only sensitivity and defense. Remind yourself that you are safe, if you wish to hear your world’s answers to freedom. [nemo999] How then can I see that I am safe? [Michael_Entity] By choosing to see through your own eyes. Someone else taught you to feel insecure and vulnerable. That was their truth, not yours. This month may be your month to turn that around. It is no longer necessary to pay homage to another’s idea of you. In every instance, stop to determine if you feel ’safe’. If you do not feel safe, DECIDE to feel safe in your decision, even if not completely convinced. It is a start.
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  20. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: April 2002] [ClaireN] What communal truths do we Americans have that are distinct from other countries/cultures? [M_Entity] Some of the more distinct Community Truths (which are merely clusters of shared Personal Truths), are: Be Friendly, But Not Intimate; Never Touch; Find Superficial Tastes as a Means to Identify Potential Mates and Confidants; Do Not Be Yourself, if the Risk of Loss is Too High; Never Reveal Too Much; Being Financially Responsible is a Sign of A Responsible Person or Family; Do Not Be Poor; It Is Better To Sacrifice Than to Be Happy; Family is Not Defined Biologically; Sexuality, Race, Gender are Adequate in Defining a Community. And more…
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  21. Originally posted as a private blog. From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Are there 7 Levels/Stages of Honesty vs 7 Levels/Stages of Lying (dishonesty)? If so, what are they and what are the negative/positive poles for each Level/Stage? MEntity: It may be more accurate to say that there are 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty. Dishonesty and Honesty are dynamics of Personality. The type of Honesty or Dishonesty can be linked to a positive or negative pole of an Overleaf, but do not have their own meaningful poles. In other words, if one uses White Lies, it might be hooked in to his or her Mode and its negative pole, or the Goal's negative pole, etc. There is a fairly consistent correlation between the types of honesty and dishonesty and the Axes, but it is not a fixed thing. For instance, White Lies are associated with the Ordinal Inspiration, or the Overleaves corresponding to Server. In terms of the 7 Types of Dishonesty, or Lying, there are: WHITE LIES (Server); DELUSIONAL LIES (Artisan); DEFENSIVE LIES (Warrior); HABITUAL LIES (Scholar); MANIPULATIVE LIES (Sage); DISSOCIATIVE LIES (Priest); COMPARTMENTAL LIES (King). Most of these are fairly clear in how they might show up, but we will elaborate a bit on the Dissociative and Compartmental. Dissociative Lies tend to come in a spectrum that ranges between not feeling responsible for the impact of a lie to having a branching tree whose branches of lies spread out into various parts of the life in ways that are intended never to cross paths. The lies "get out of hand," if you will, and take on a life of their own. Compartmental Lies tend to come as a means of maintaining facets of the self for facets of the life. This kind of lying does not like for certain circles of friends to meet with other circles of friends, for example, because the sense of identity in each of these is carefully constructed from lies specific to that group. The correlation between the Roles and the Lies above does not mean that Priests are prone to Dissociative Lying, or that Kings are prone to Compartmental Lying, but that the entire Axis associated with that Role, if in the Negative Poles, can use that type of lie to protect oneself. All types of lying are accessible, regardless of one's Overleaves, but some are more appealing and more manageable, based on the Overleaves. Maureen: What are the 7 Types of Honesty? MEntity: We could say that the 7 Types of Honesty are: INHERENT/NATURAL (Server); SELECTIVE (Artisan); STRATEGIC (Warrior); OBLIGATORY (Scholar); REVELATORY (Sage); BRUTAL (Priest); CATEGORICAL (King). Do these require elaboration? Maureen: They are clear to me Michael Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See The 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty.
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  22. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: August 2008] [Question] My question relates to the energy report, is there any easy way to recognize the difference in the “careening” discussed there, and random physical plane happenstance? MEntity: The “careening” we discussed in our report is not based in any randomness, but in a deep openness within the fragment to be exposed to alternatives and directions that are not consciously anticipated. This “careening,” then, is Essence-driven. This “careening” is simply the result of your figuratively holding open your arms and asking, “okay, what have I missed?” When the sense of careening happens, it can feel disturbing and disruptive, but most of you would be able to perceive rather quickly that the experience is one that is “better for you” than if it had not happened. Even if the sense of its being “better for you” is not obvious, then we could say that the resources and skills that one has at one's disposal are aplenty for MAKING the experience better for you than might have been otherwise. True “random physical plane happenstances” are rare, but from the Personality’s perspective, they can seem rather common since this is a matter of relative perception. When an experience seems random and happenstance, it is usually only a matter of effort that can turn that randomness and happenstance into the same thing we’ve described as the careening effect of this month. We will explain why we say that randomness is rare: we say this only because Personality almost always builds into its navigation of the life the “room” for such surprises, redirections, and “randomness,” which allows for the palette of choice to remain alive, organic, and dynamic. So while it looks random and surprising and happenstance, it is often just the result of Personality making room for Essence’s anticipations. This influence and anticipation from Essence is INVITED, not imposed. There is a tension built in to the lives of many by the Personality assuming it knows plenty enough to navigate the life without Essence, but craving guidance and help. When anyone has ever “looked up” and asked “WHY” or muttered to himself a cry for help from somewhere beyond himself, he has invited Essence to participate in the life. This influence from Essence (and other guides) can often show up in bursts, “randomness,” or any other method to break an unwanted pattern that has been enforced by Personality. In other words, it is often true that the only help, guidance, or support that can “get through” to a Personality who has entrenched himself/herself into the life is to “throw a wrench into the works” and this can look awful, disruptive, surprising, devastating, catastrophic; it is one of the ways to bring about a new awareness, break in pattern, and clear a channel for true help. We do not say that there is NO randomness and happenstance in the universe. We do not say that, nor do we imply it, but we do say that it is rare when looking at it from the whole perspective of a life that involves the co-creativity of the Personality and Essence. In fact, it would be “safe to say” that any disruptive event in the life can be interpreted as an opportunity to co-create with Essence and that the disruption is a result of asking for help and guidance at some point in the life. It is not uncommon to hear rave reviews about a community’s coming together during times of catastrophe that would never have happened, otherwise. This is the same case on an individual basis. Often the only time you will help yourself, your life, and your loved ones is when a “wrench” has been thrown into the works. We mentioned the emphasis of careening during August because it is an opportunity to experience this to a conscious degree in a way that would allow for many of you to alleviate this feeling of “random” redirection from your life. While the overall effects of this careening or “randomness” can eventually be seen as “good,” it is still “not fun” for many of you. Many fragments become dependent on this method of careening and random awareness, much like the snooze on an alarm clock that you, yourself, have set. Eventually you learn as a soul and Personality to “wake up” before the alarm. To answer your question more specifically: it can be difficult to differentiate between those events that Essence has anticipated and what Essence did not anticipate (true randomness). But when Essence did not anticipate an event or circumstance, the experience can often, in retrospect, be remembered as having been processed on a kind of auto-pilot as you profoundly turn over the life to Essence for navigation. When one can look back at an event and say, “I really don’t know how I survived that,” it was most likely an unanticipated event that Personality then turned over to Essence for navigation and we are not speaking of looking back and not giving oneself credit for having participated in the navigation. Most of you will be able to sense the difference. [Question] So the life is pre-planned? I thought most of the learning in life was based on how we respond to random events. MEntity: The life does have a general plan, but only in the same way that one might plan a vacation, or plan the building of a house, which requires constant choice, creativity, and awareness during the implementation of those plans so that one can alter them, stick to them, or replace them. One can plan a vacation and the building of a house, but not have anticipated the raging storm that might arise during those plans. To the Personality this storm can seem to have been random, but to Essence the storm was seen brewing long before Personality gained awareness of it and is therefore not truly random. We define “random” here as no level of your Being having had the chance to anticipate the impact of an anticipated event. As long as Essence can anticipate probabilities for a Personality, then nothing is truly random in the life, but this does not mean it was pre-planned. True randomness is rare because when one plans a life, for instance, one KNOWS that there is built in to the fabric of the life the potential for storms. All of the features and natures of the Physical Plane are duly noted. The analogy above and our response might have shed some light on your question.
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  23. This material was obtained by Connor in a private session in 2017. Question: I'm curious what information and insight you can give me on my stutter as a Warrior-cast Sage. MEntity: Though there can be physical causes for stuttering, a great deal of the perpetuation or increased struggle with it can be due to more emotional and psychological conditioning. Most stuttering is due to a mix of blocked self-expression and an extreme distrust in that expression. This may not be your own distrust, as it may have originated by watching and learning from those who imprinted you, but it becomes your distrust after time. This tends to happen when sadness is not allowed to be expressed without shame, when crying is blocked or rejected, when sadness or crying is seen as a weakness. Ultimately, it is a state that refuses to listen to the self. Stuttering happens when there is a gap between what is wished to be expressed and how that is heard by you. This is true in emotional, intellectual, and physical terms. Because it is true on each of these levels, it can be treated on any of these levels and have a cascading effect across all bodies. Question: Bodies being the ones around me? Or the terms themselves? MEntity: For example, there are devices that allow for an auditory delay in the ear that allows as a kind of corrective measure, or synchronizing between expression and reception. Bodies as in your emotional, intellectual, etc. If you do not have access to such a device, you must do the work of listening and expression more actively. Often this means slowing down expression, slowing down thoughts, using various forms of expression (hand gestures, cues, etc) to indicate that it is important for you to pace your communication so that it is comfortable and clear to you. Allowing room to cry "for no reason" can help, as well, because there may be ancient wounds stored in you that can come up "out of nowhere" for you to process. This can be confusing and feel like "bad days" or low energy or depression, but it is likely these layers of sadness that were never fully allowed to be released. In addition to the above, there is singing and shouting that can help. These can be brought into expression randomly and for fun and help you to return to a confidence in your expression. Rather than see these as *just* for fun, see these as adding to your fuel of confidence and comfort with yourself. The more you include shame or self-consciousness in your mix of expression, the more out of sync you may find your expression. You may always stutter. You may always have better days and worse days. The key then is not in worrying about "fixing" yourself, but in embracing a range of comfort of expression that is YOURS. Others will navigate this just fine. Some may be less patient or have more difficulty, but you must consider your stutter to be nothing different from being a language in itself. If you spoke only English among Chinese speakers, you would not fault English or Chinese. You would understand that there is a difference and that it is simply your job to do your best to find a common ground for communication. As with differences in language, some people are less patient with those who do not speak their language and others are eager to find a bridge of comfort and communication. You can only do your part. The rest is not a reflection of your value or meaning or importance. It is a reflection of others. Continue the practice of honesty, speaking up for yourself, allowing room for sadness and slowing down your thoughts and listening more to yourself. These are the only things you can do on your own as a path toward comfort and confidence in your communication.
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  24. This material was originally posted by Geraldine B on August 10, 2009. Note from Geraldine: In my travels through the older TLE group postings, I came across this from Michael/Troy. I loaded it into the database, but I still thought it worthy of reading as we all struggle with negative versus positive poles, CFs, and all of the other fun stuff of life. For some, it's a repeat, for others it's new material. Note from Kasia: Although Geraldine indicates that she loaded this article into the database, it was not found in the ning materials when they were transferred -- unless she meant this specific article. 7 Rings of Love April 6, 2007 In this article, the material was built upon from past material channeled in the past, with just more layers explored. I think this article came about because the original material was just an outline, and some of us really wanted to grasp what it meant to Love. [MEntity] We are asked tonight to cover what we perceive as the 7 Rings of Love. Considering the magnitude of impact that understanding this Universal Truth would have on an individual life, we are continually surprised at the lack of attention this subject receives. This is not conveyed to you as a judgment, but as an observation. There is no obligation to ever understand our perception of a subject. You will learn to love, and you will love to learn, at your own paces and through your own experiences, regardless of your intimacy or lack of intimacy with us. As we cover the 7 Rings of Love, you will easily see where you are in various areas of your life in relation to events, people, and yourself. You may have no questions in your love for a certain individual, yet have a painful challenge against loving the perpetrators of war or cruelty, for instance. In other instances, you may find you experience a Ring of Love for a complete "stranger," yet feel quite repulsed by your mate. We will list the 7 Rings, then cover each in some detail. First Ring: Nurturing Second Ring: Alliance Third Ring: Reciprocity Fourth Ring: Appreciation Fifth Ring: Comprehension Sixth Ring: Altruism Seventh Ring: Agape The First Ring, NURTURING, of course, is not tremendously difficult to bring to your life or to someone else's. Even "Events" receive some amount of this Ring of Love if you experience certain repetitive patterns in your life. In other words, if you find you continue to struggle with "issues" that change form, but retain the core "lesson," you are providing some form of Nurturing for those issues; some form of Love. Love is not reserved for only Humans or Relationships, but is able to be generated for all Events you experience as a Sentient Being. When you have repetitive patterns in your life and you "wish" they were not a part of your life, it will do you well to observe in what ways you Nurture these events as a means to extract or create opportunities for expanding into wider Rings of Love or as a means to opening to receive Love. We will clarify here that NO RING OF LOVE HAS CONDITION. That fact is the one underlying theme throughout each Ring. When you truly Nurture another person, yourself, or an event, it is without condition. This is why some Events continue to remain, even as you assume you prefer them to leave. On some level of your consciousness, you have determined that your "unwanted" areas of your life require unquestioned Nurturing, so it will remain Nurtured. Some of the most important first experiences of Love are found in Nurturing unwanted situations and relationships. Consider the result of having an "unwanted" child, yet without question, providing the Nurture required for sustaining the life of that child. Nurturing "unwanted" events is similar, even as the event outgrows you or you outgrow it. Nurture is the lowest form of Love, yet it is Love. It is unquestioned obligation and duty. Because the experience of Loving is vital to a lifetime, many Events and People remain within the life that may be harmful, draining, and even dangerous, because to Nurture these things means at least some amount of Love is being experienced. At some point, a fragment will either move beyond that Ring of Love, or eventually dismiss the event as it grows "out of hand, or out of control," responding in a way one would to an "unwanted child." To move beyond Nurture for an event or person or self, one must be willing to move beyond Obligation and Duty, and into AT LEAST Alliance, the Second Ring. ALLIANCE is the second Ring of Love and this rings sees the Person, Event, or Self as an equal. If the Person, Event, or part of Self is not found to be equal, then at least some striking similar traits are emphasized. Alliance becomes necessarily "exclusive" of other people and events and various parts of the Self. The Ring of Duty and Obligation experienced is increased, but without resentment or lack of understanding, and with more willingness and enthusiasm. Issues having been Nurtured in the life become more understood, even if still "unwanted," much in the same way that a person may surrender to, or devote oneself to an "unwanted child." Alliance allows that which is being Loved to become for the first time, a part of the identity of Self. To move from Nurture to Alliance, one only need gain a level of understanding that your actions led you to the Event, Person, or Part of Self. This Ring is related to the 3rd Chakra, or Moving Center, and the First Ring, Nurture, is related to the 1st Chakra, or Instinctive Center. Alliance then leads to RECIPROCITY, the Third Ring of Love. Reciprocity is the Ring that begins to incorporate the Emotions, or Emotional Centering (4th Chakra). It then becomes the first time that a fragment begins to RECEIVE energy, and a circuit is created. The first two Rings focus on basic ways of Giving Love, but to Receive Love is far more challenging than to "give" it. Although Love is more than a circuit of energy, that circuit must be completed before broader Rings of Love are experienced. Reciprocity is the Ring of Love many are capable of reaching on a steady and stable basis. It is fairly easy to live with this Ring and still experience the range of Emotional, Instinctive, and Physical experiences that can challenge a life, self, or relationship. This is the Ring in which your "issues" or "unwanted events," challenging relationships, and difficult parts of Self are even more consciously explored as being "mirrors," or as having more meaningful possibilities beyond superficial challenge. This is the Ring in which you begin to experience more important Attraction/Repulsion experiences within Events, Parts of Self, and Others. Because this Ring is experienced within the arena of Emotions, it can be quite confusing and difficult to manage at times, but it is marked by its strange, solid experience of truly knowing a strong connection and strength is shared with even the most repulsive of People, Events, or Parts of Self. This is because this Ring has the ability to perceive in even the "worst" of Events, People, and Parts of Self, that "gifts" can come of that experience and this allows the continued exploration. To move from Alliance to Reciprocity, one must be willing to Feel in relation to that which is being Loved. Reciprocity then leads to APPRECIATION, the Fourth Ring of Love. This Ring of Love relates to the Intellectual Center, or 5th Chakra, and is the first time a fragment is able to differentiate between what IS and IS NOT your definition of "You," and allows a release of that which IS NOT. Appreciation is the Ring of Love that recognizes the diversity of life and can begin grasping the reality that not EVERYTHING has to be "important" or "have purpose." The fragment begins to Forgive, to truly accept that there has never been a mistake, that all experiences are simply that, Experiences, and that all people are just that, PEOPLE. This is a ring that loses the emphasis that everyone must find a powerful position within their own definition of life, but does allow for others' definitions, even if those definitions are diametrically opposed to your own. Many fragments find this Ring of Love to be invigorating and begin creating strings of sexual and emotional relationships of short durations. This provides satisfying, beautiful, and intensely-contained experiences of Love. This Ring of Love is experienced strongly during the Hormonal Washes of the formative Teen years, but the experiences are dismissed as meaningless, not only because of the nature inherent in that Ring, but also because no validity is given by your culture to the knowledge gained from such formative and fleeting experiences. Of course, we do not say, nor do we imply, that the "teen" years are the only years in which this Ring of Love is experienced, as this Ring of Love can also be generated and sustained even as a "lifestyle" form of Love for some. We also wish to emphasize that the serial sexual/emotional exploration is only one example of how this Ring might be experienced. A more encompassing description is simply that the fragment begins to find a great appeal in exploring anything foreign, unfamiliar, and alien. In terms of the "unwanted issues," the Love experienced at this Fourth Ring will have the fragment finding the issues and events as being adventures, exciting tours, in the world of experiences, rather than as mere burdens. In addition, this Ring begins to see and reach beyond the Person or Event being Loved, expanding to include all associations with that particular Event or Person. "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine" might be a simple, familiar phrase to capture that Ring. Appreciation then leads to COMPREHENSION, or the Fifth Ring. This 5th Ring of Love is associated with the 7th Chakra, or Higher Intellectual Center. This is the Ring in which all Events, People, and Self are seen as quite simply having a part in THE TRUTH. In other words, this is the Ring in which you realize that absolutely nothing is "wrong," that everything is dancing a part in the scheme of things, and you grasp that Truth. You begin to Comprehend that Events and People exist for "their own truth/reason," and that these Events and People do not require your understanding. This is also the first time the Self becomes fully integrated as itself in relation to the Event or Person being Loved, but recognizes these external factors as PART of the life, not as defining it. There is no longer a distraction with attachments to external factors as being the only definitions of "You." For instance, if a relationship ends, this is seen as an experience, not as a blow to your identity. To move from Appreciation to Comprehension, one simply begins to experience Awe. Everything seems to begin to "make sense," despite a lack of logic. Comprehension leads to ALTRUISM, which is the Sixth Ring of Love. Altruism relates to the Higher Emotional Center or 6th Chakra. While Comprehension sees the Truth of an Event or Person, Altruism experiences the deep compassion for how life may be experienced by Others. There is an encompassing acceptance of the "human condition," and an emphasis on the fact that life is never experienced exactly the same by any two points of consciousness in Time or Space. This Ring of Love is the first time you feel Human, or feel a full part of your Species with acceptance of that position of Sentience. As the Fifth Ring of Love loses any emphasis on your Self as being fragmented, the Sixth Ring loses emphasis on Events or Issues as distractions. There begins to be seen only a vast sea of experiential paths that are interpreted by everyone differently. It is the simultaneous understanding that while you experience your world quite particularly, another fragment may never have experienced or interpreted it the same way or even remotely similarly. It is the realization that it has never been the Events, or Parts of Self that defined or created the Life, but simply, how well you loved it all. To move from Comprehension to Altruism, one would tend to experience True Compassion, or Empathy, for that which is being explored. And finally, the Seventh Ring of Love is AGAPE, reached through Altruism. At this Ring, there is no emphasis on anything. Complete acceptance is experienced, with absolute loss of condition, meaning, reference, and definition. As the Sixth Ring developed a lack of emphasis on Events, and the Fifth Ring lost emphasis on Self, this final Ring removes ALL emphasis beyond the allowance of EXPERIENCE. Agape is PEACE. This Ring is related to the all-encompassing, boundless Higher Moving Center, or Tao. This is the Ring of realization that ALL of your life was Created by you or Allowed by you, and that not only is there nothing Wrong or Separate, but that EVERYTHING IS PERFECT in its own way. We will add that the Fifth Ring of Love is marked biologically through the experience of Crying, or Tears, as this is the realization of Truth on some level. To acknowledge the Truth of anything is a higher Ring of Love. Furthermore, True Hate can be included in the Fifth Ring, as Hate is a powerful form of Intimacy and recognition of Truth. The Sixth Ring of Love is marked biologically through True Pleasure and what most would call Happiness, as these states are an experience of lacking fragmentation and self-acceptance in the moment. The 7th Ring of Love is marked biologically through the experience of True Laughter, or the recognition of Oneness among all. The power of Tears, Pleasure, and Laughter are simple, accessible experiences to allow these Rings of Love to be experienced in many instances within the life, yet these biological interpretations of those Rings are difficult to sustain, understandably. (Note from Kasia: I've included relevant comments with additional channeling from the original post.) Comment by Geraldine B on February 15, 2010: Note to all those who attended either the Feb 14th 2010 Chat or Workshop, this is the article that was originally posted on the TLE group list. (Snickering at Troy -- you couldn't find it here, either???) Note to those who didn't attend either event, nor the NYC Live group, there is a wealth of material that is part of the chat transcript and I can think of no topic more fraught with imprinting and false beliefs than love, yet so fundamental to the very structure of life itself. I'm going to jump the gun, so to speak, and publish the transcript in here -- and let Troy publish in the regular Transcript forum with whatever edits and tweaks he might want to add for the permanent record. Geraldine Note from TLE Admin: Geraldine is referring to this transcript: Michael Speaks: on Love
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  25. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: October 2015] Question: When asking about a particular person, including oneself, is it helpful to provide you with a photograph of that person? If so, why is it helpful and what qualities or characteristics of the photograph are most important? MEntity: We cannot see you, so we do not require photos. Photographs are for the channel, not us. For some channels, the requirement of photos helps to alleviate two concerns: that there is a real person to focus on, and not just a fake name, and it helps the individual to launch into access to us via his or her own trusted intuition. Depending on the extent of the concern and the extent of the dependency upon individual intuition, access to us actually diminishes more with the use of photos. Photos, to us, are very much like names. They are convenient references, but tell us little about you other than one moment's snapshot of you. We find names useless for us, but they are important for the organization of presentation to use via the channel, and photos can be used in a similar way, as well. Names are functional and practical for our communication, but photos are solely for the channel. [Excerpt from a POF session originally posted on October 21, 2015] Question: In a recent session you said that you cannot see us and therefore do not require photographs. In addition, I am sitting at a computer about 1000 miles away from Troy. How do you know who I am? If I ask a question about a particular person, how do you know which person? MEntity: There are a few dynamics at work here: First, we depend heavily upon Trust. This is because we work with your Essences and Trust is an inherent strength of Essence. We depend entirely upon Trust until we have a reason not to do so. So when a person claims to be who he or she is, we are not determining if someone is lying. We simply begin the search. We cannot "see" you at your computer, but we have direct access to your Essence, and your Essence can help us to anchor our communication with you. From there, your words and thoughts describe energies that are not restricted by time, space, thoughts, or words. When you describe a person and ask for his or her profile, you are describing your conscious representation of that person, and that representation is linked to energies that we can access. Think of it this way: Imagine that we are in Hollywood among the celebrities. We mingle with them in person. However, you have access to these individuals through your television and movie screens as often as you wish. They are in your life, your living room, and you know them. Or, at least, you know them in pixel and light, and/or in ways that they choose to present themselves. You ask us about one of them. We cross-reference your description with those we know. So even when you ask about Luke Skywalker, we know that this is Mark Hamill. Luke Skywalker is like the person you know in the current incarnation. Mark Hamill is like the Essence we know. To apply this to you as an individual: if you are Luke Skywalker in this lifetime, we know this, and we know you as Mark Hamill. When Luke speaks to us, it is through your own Mark or through the Essence/Personality of a channel. This is an exceptionally "clunky" way to describe this process, but it will do. Beyond this, each Personality has a "signature" in time and space that is allotted from a range of available signatures for an Essence. To help understand this, think of an Essence having a unique Frequency of 45. Every Personality then would have a unique sub-signature, if you will, of 45.00001, 45.00002, 45.00003, etc. Of course, these numbers are far more elaborate than this. Every Essence has a unique Frequency. No Essence has the same Frequency. Though we round to the whole number for convenience so that it appears that multiple Essences might have the same Frequency of 45, for example, the technical truth is that each 45 has decimal points extending well beyond that to reflect the profoundly unique Frequency, or "address" that is you. And that Frequency is then broken down further for each Personality. This is how we find you. How we remain with you across time and space. And it is also how you find one another again across your lives.
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  26. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2007] [cimmarron] Hi again Michael. it is good to talk to you through Troy. My question: can you tell me a bit about Simon Peter when he was alive. I believe you said that he has not reincarnated since that life. [Michael Entity] The fragment referred to as “Simon Peter,” if we are focusing on the correct fragment you have in mind, was a rather poetic, feminine, and theatrical fragment who preferred words to be nurturing, mothering, and direct, even if comical and playful. He was appreciated, yet resented, for his method of leadership and associations with positions of power. It seemed to many that he “did not deserve” to be in those positions, yet those same people felt the strong influences, as well. This fragment does not appear to have incarnated since he was known as the name by which you refer to him.
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  27. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 2009] [Tom] Hello Michael. My question is with regards to Ram bahadur Bamjan (AKA the “ buddha Boy” of Nepal) and the year 2012. He has been said to have meditated for months at a time within the jungles of Nepal without food or water. The media attention upon this boy caused him to leave the area saying he would return in six years (which amounts to his return in the year 2012). To my knowledge, he has only been seen a small handful of times since 2006 when he made this claim. As usual, I have a handful of questions relevant to this matter. Is this someone that may be a Transcendental Soul or a fragment looking to “sign on” for Infinite Soul manifestation or maybe something much simpler ( for example: a boy being taken advantage of by someone else for money, fame, etc.) As a side note: does the 2012 date have any significance for an Infinite Soul manifestation (or anything else for that matter) or is this just another date folks point to as “apocalyptic” (like 2000) merely because it’s a common thing for humanity to count down to an apocalypse of one sort or another? [Michael Entity] We know of the fragment about which you ask. The claims are exaggerated and misrepresented, but not maliciously. There are usually reasons for showcasing such things in certain cultures for the sake of continued inspirations and “hope.” Food and Water are provided, though those providing it under cover do consider the portions “not counting.” We would not describe the situation as one where the child is taken advantage of, but we also do not see much validity in the claims, at least on a physical plane level. In American culture you have tabloids that report on celebrities in a way that is parallel to the reports from within Nepal about this child. Most “news” is orchestrated, distorted, or exaggerated for effect, except in the case of the child in question, the effect is intended for inspiration, not entertainment. As for 2012, we do not see it as having any more significance than any other year, especially since the calendar calculations are quite “off” in terms of the Mayan Calendar, but it will not be a year without elaborate events, particularly as the self-fulfilling prophecy is in high probability among many expecting (creating) events. Your questions are more alike than separate, considering “2012” could be said to be a global version of the child in question: a mysterious and unavailable, lending excitement, hope, anticipation, etc. Something to “look forward to.” There have been many “2012's” even within your own lifetime, from planetary alignments to harmonic convergences to y2k's, etc. The difference with 2012, however, is that it appeals to ALL Soul Ages, not just one, so that the Baby's project Rapture, the Young project disasters, the Old project elaborate metaphysical events, and all converge in a way that we see as unprecedented in recorded history. [Tom] certainly an infinite soul would be something to look forward to. It’d be nice to hear from someone who actually knows what they're talking about, heh but I doubt there is a specific date the infinite soul would be “planning on” [Michael Entity] Tom, the Infinite Soul was a high probability for manifesting previous to 2000 CE, but as human consciousness shifted and has evolved in a way that does not require “intervention,” the Infinite Soul probabilities have declined drastically. This is Good Work. [Geraldine] When you grow up, you don't need Daddy quite so often [Michael Entity] However one interprets the world and its events at this point, everything is pointing toward evolution, comprehension, and Maturity, even if the shift and implementation is rocky, it is in effect full force. [luluaussi] so in working in concert with one another we lessen the need for that type of intervention and therefore collectively are doing Good Work? [Michael Entity] Yes, luluaussi. We would agree with your metaphor, as well, Geraldine.
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  28. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 1999] [S5] I had read in earlier channeling where you said the fragment Adolf Hitler was born a Jew in Israel in 1962 and that it would be a short life. I was wondering what ever became of that life and how it would pertain to burning karmic ribbons incurred? [Michael_Entity] This Fragment managed little in balancing Karma that life, since it was essentially to “take a break”… We do not see this fragment extant any longer. Though it may not “make sense” in light of the activities and Karma accumulated in the lifetime as Hitler, it is still all simply experience. Therefore, it is not essential to repay Karma in a “quick” manner. In fact, most involved with this fragment and his Karma are staying many lifetimes “away” from this fragment until more has been processed within themselves and their own “families”.
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  29. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: August 2004] [Question] There is a journalist by the name of Goeff Dividian who runs the putnampit.com, and shorewoodvillage.com. He seems to be on the same angle of reporting as Michael Moore can you tell us anything about him? Thank You [MEntity] This appears to be another witty and media-savvy Sage who has the ability to root to the underpinnings of a story and present it to the public, even if this means lacing it with entertainment. There is a bit of showmanship and identity distortion involved around this Sage, so we are unclear if he will be able to be taken as seriously as the Sage who is Michael Moore. He is another member of Cadre 1, Entity 3, if you were wondering.
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  30. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: August 2008] [Question] I would like to ask for the overleaves for the musician/performer/writer Gil Silverbird. He is also clairvoyant or channeling, I think, and if convenient maybe you could tell if he is channeling his higher self or something else. [Michael Entity] The fragment now known as “Gil” appears to us to be an Early Old Sage-cast Priest with an Artisan Essence Twin and a Goal of Growth; a Spiritualist in the Moving Part of the Emotional Center with Passion Mode and Chief Negative Features of Arrogance and Impatience from Cadre 1, Entity 5. When this fragment is “channeling,” he appears to be working with a group of astral fragments who have strong agreements with him to revitalize discarded or seemingly-outdated contexts, perceptions, and modes of expression. The Essence Twin has a strong influence through this fragment. This is a lively bunch of creative fragments who seem to truly enjoy this lifetime being lived by the Priest and all of its adventures. Despite the spiritual bent of this fragment’s work, there is a general “party” or celebratory atmosphere of joy that we believe might shine in the life of this fragment due to this strong astral network.
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  31. [Excerpt from Member Gratitude Event: March 2016] Maureen: Would you tell us a little more about déjà vu episodes. What causes them? Why do they occur?, etc. MEntity: There are primarily two reasons for this experience, though we could elaborate further in continued exchanges on the topic. Both reasons are a function of memory. In the more practical and most common sense, it is a "hiccup" in the recording of a current experience. Your body and brain have taken in the experience and recorded it *before* your consciousness has registered the memory. When it "plays back," it is playing back in what might be experienced as two layers (or more). Here is a quite literal and simplistic example: You walk into a room. Your mind is "elsewhere." Your body and brain register the walking into the room. Your mind "returns" and plays this memory back immediately. It is superimposed on the present input and feels as if it is a bizarre memory, but it is actually a memory recorded only seconds before. This is most common among those who are distracted, distressed, panicked, in pain, worried, anxious, in creative processes, etc. The second form of Deja Vu is more relevant to the "mysterious" memories that arise relative to experiences that transcend the current life or local memory. These are called up from the Instinctive Center and triggered by any number of cues. These tend to last longer in duration and tend to trigger more profound philosophical inner dialog than the local deja vu. In both instances they are simply synchronized moments of memory. One is a replay of an immediate moment and the other is a replay from beyond the immediate moment. There is no more significance to these than any other form of memory. Sometimes these are random, and sometimes they are relevant, and sometimes they are pleasantly nostalgic or exciting, or they are processes of sadness and healing.
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  32. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2013] Hi michael, I have a question concerning OBJECTIVE art ( as stated by gurdjieff and OSHO) vs. Subjective art. What is your description of the differences between them and what centers are utilized? [MEntity] In terms that differentiate the arts as Subjective versus Objective, one is a function of an individual's subconsciousness, various layers of processes, including those that tap into collective consciousness, yet all of which are interpretative and rather metaphorical. Whereas the Objective is utterly its own, standing as itself, with or without meaning, metaphor, and relevance. When the Subjective is referred to as "soulless," it was not intended to mean "less than," but more to represent the perspective of Personality, the temporal. That art which is Objective is of Essence, or at least, of the Personality that is awake. Subjective art represents something. Objective art represents itself. Most of what passes as "art" is not of Essence, is "soulless," if you will. It is of Personality, and that is about as derogatory as saying that a single lifetime is the result of the choices of Personality, not necessarily those of the soul. All of the Lower Centers are involved when Subjective Art is created. ALL of the Centers are involved when Objective Art is created.
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  33. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Education] [Kieran] Would the teaching of a simple core speaking language (one exists) make a big difference in breaking down cultural barriers and misunderstandings world wide? [M_Entity] Yes, of course. This does not usually occur as a World Truth until the latter part of a Mature Soul Age. Until that time, the focus is from a stronger Young Soul influence on maintaining “culture,” “heritage,” “history,” and “tradition.” The beginning of a Mature Soul world goes through a long and tedious period of “reaching out” in ways to acknowledge and understand all minority groups’ identification. This allows everyone to feel as if they have been included and are a part of the world. Then the task of weaving these differences into cohesion is taken on, and the first method of choice is choosing a common language. This concept is met with less reaction and pride by that time.
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  34. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: October 2008] [Question] On a lighter note, I recently (12 weeks ago) had a child. What general recommendations can you provide on raising children? [Michael Entity] There is a multitude of responses we could share for that question. For simplistic purposes, we will share three key considerations: 1. One can never give too much constructive, positive attention and affection to an infant, toddler, or teen. Their cries, tantrums, and rebellions are not power plays, but relevant methods for communicating need, want, and pain, however inconvenient those may be. 2. Most “negative” behavior exhibited from a child before the age of 18 is an extension of the fears of the caretakers (parents). Addressing your personal methods for handling fear, for transforming Chief Negative Features, is far more effective in helping and guiding a child into adulthood than through active intervention of their behavior. 3. Honest Communication: Paying attention to what a child emotes, expresses, and does is your most direct source of information about the Essence of the child. Responding to a child with a platform of honesty and clarity encourages wholeness of self.
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  35. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2002] [Leela] Can you please comment on the origins of what is now known as “belly dance”? By origins, I mean both geographically/culturally, and spiritual; I feel that this dance is very powerful and meaningful. What were its original purposes? Is it true that it was partially used for childbirth rituals? [M_Entity] This dance has its origins from more than is considered now, though its more traceable roots can be seen to reach into the history of what is called the Middle East or Orient. We have seen this dance as being prehistory, being a form of varying forms of power during a period on Earth when women ruled. [Leela] Is this dance a form of energy work? [M_Entity] It was used as torture as well as mating, sexual stimulation between same sexes, and birthing. The more mystical meanings began to become associated with this dance many years past its true origins. [Leela] Torture?! [M_Entity] Yes, sexual forms of taunting were used to punish males. The dancing you recognize today could be said to be a refined version of its origins, with a focus on the more spiritual aspects as it relates to images ranging from Skakti to servants of pleasure. It has always been a Moving Centered/Intellectual Part form of dancing, as it is focused entirely on control, balance, isolation, and anticipation. Or an Intellectually Centered/Moving Part form of dancing. Those who of either centering are usually drawn strongly to it. It is less about the history that draws the fragments who practice it, as it is about the resonance within the body and the ensuing resonance with the Energy of the physical plane. For most fragments who begin practice this form of meditation, blockages within the lower chakras and the Higher Moving Center can tend to be “cleared” up, releasing a storehouse of erratic energy at first, then slowly settling into the balance it naturally would have.
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  36. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: September 2008] [Question] You have told earlier about suitable ways to meditate for people with emotional/intellectual and intellectual/moving centering. What about the rest: intellectual/emotional, emotional/moving, moving/intellectual and moving/emotional? [Michael Entity] In nearly all cases for effective meditation, it is not so much about the Primary Center/Part, but about the Centering that is most often neglected. So an Emotionally-Centered/Intellectual Part, and an Intellectually-Centered/Emotional Part could both do well with a MOVING-CENTERED Mediation. Whatever your Centering/Part, you might find the most effective meditations to be in the realm of that third Center of Gravity that is not usually accessed. Moving-Centered Meditations can include anything that involves the Body, from taking a simple walk, to Tai Chi and Yoga to dancing the night away. Intellectually-Centered Meditations can include anything from crossword puzzles and brain teasers to such focused meditations as Transcendental Meditation, to good night of hilarity and comedy. Emotionally-Centered Meditations can include anything from a good listen to music that resonates with you, to cathartic expressions such as can be found in Primal Therapies, to night of tears and intensity at the movies. So a Moving Centered/Emotional Part or Emotional Centered/Moving Part can both do well to get out out the crosswords, brain teasers, or make their way to the nearest comedy venue. The point of meditation, in general, is to bring about a full functioning of all of the lower Centers, so it will always be most effective to focus first on that Centering that is most neglected. However, if one wants to just feel good and bring some awareness to one’s natural, habitual processes, one can focus on a meditation that is resonant to the Primary Centering. Rather than compile a list of meditations for each Centering, each of you can consider this fairly accurately on your own: if it tends to emphasize the Body, it can be used as a Moving-Centered meditation. If it tends to draw up and emphasize the Emotions or feelings, it can be used as an Emotionally-Centered meditation. If it tends to bring about emphasis on the Intellect or thinking, it can be used as an Intellectually-Centered meditation. The difference between an experience being just another experience and its being a meditation is AWARENESS. When you are dancing, listening, or laughing, for example, bringing your awareness to the moment can instantly turn it into a kind of meditation.
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  37. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2007] [stryper] My question deals with what seems to be a mis-definition. In the overleaves for this year it seem that Michael mention there would be much revealing of truths. The biological reaction being tears. Connotatively crying is usually called an emotional reaction. Yet the recognition of Truth is intellectual. So it seems to me that the definition is backwards. What am I missing here? [Michael Entity] Tears are the biological reaction to Truth; more accurately speaking, Tears are the biological response to the ACCEPTANCE of Truth. Acceptance is also Intellectually-based, or resonant to the Higher Intellect. People have come to associate Tears with Emotions because of the feelings that are often involved in the processing of Truth, and while the Emotional Center is used as a part of the process, so are other Centers, but the use of various Centers as a means to help integrate Truth does not mean that the symptom of Tears is linked to those Centers, specifically. Tears associated with sadness, elation, awe-inspiring beauty, happiness, excitement, pain, etc. are still provoked by the TRUTH of those experiences, not in the emotions fluctuating around those experiences. We have never said that Tears are not associated with Feelings, but they are not reactions or responses to Feelings. Another reason Tears are often thought to be associated with Emotion is because part of the blockage to Truth is frequently in the emotional realm. When that emotional blockage is breached, healed, transformed, etc, the acceptance of truth can be had, thus resulting in tears. Tears mean that there is no denying the truth of that moment or experience, ranging from a stubbed toe to the loss of a loved one, from a thrilling moment of clarity to a life-changing realization. [stryper] Would the removal of blockage be part of the relief people often feel after crying? (i.e. having intellectually known the truth, yet emotionally not accepting it) [Michael Entity] There are chemical compositions within Tears that are as biologically important to release as any other “waste,” and in that release there is often relief. Often the “waste” is directly related to the build up of denials, distractions, false truths, emotional blockages, etc.
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  38. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: September 2008] [Question] I’m curious about the «coincidence» of someone dieing on the birthdate of a loved one; for example, my grandmother died on my birthday, and my mate died on his mother’s. My feeling is, it’s like a tip of the hat, a sort of spiritual wink, from one soul to another – if it’s possible to generalize. Could you comment please? [Michael Entity] “Meaning” is always the result of one’s creating it, not finding it, or discovering it. Even when the intentions of someone is clear, the interpreted meaning on the receiving end can be quite different from those original intentions. When one dies, one will die on a day that many MANY will be able to claim as their birthday. With that in mind, we would say that when a person from your intimate circle dies on a personally-relevant day, there is often an intention there. What that intention is can be very different among those instances, but we have seen that it is valid that there is usually an intended message there.
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  39. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2007] [Michael_Entity] We now find that the emphasis may be shifting into an exploration of MEANING and TRUTH within your relationships. Moving away from the HELL YEAH! of April as your exclamation of commitment and conviction, you may now be moving into more of a WHAT THE HELL??? scenario of exploration. By this phrase we mean it in two ways: the playful tossing up of the hands to go forth with what may not “make sense” at the moment, and in meaning the more perplexed confusion that comes from the contradiction between what you thought was true vs what has come to be known as true. This spectrum within WHAT THE HELL??? comes from the exploration of Meaning and Truth within whatever is the focus for your RELATING during the month of May and possibly into June. Many of you search for meaning and truth within this life, in general, and this gets played out in the microcosmic level, if you will, within your relationships. However, as your soul matures, so does your realizations regarding Meaning and Truth. And as with the realization that will one day be found by all of you about life, the same will be found in regard to your relationships at some point: THERE IS NO MEANING TO BE FOUND. This threshold of realization can be one of the most terrifying crossroads for any Essence and particularly for the Personality within a lifetime that finally grasps this Universal Truth. MEANING DOES NOT EXIST AS SOMETHING TO BE FOUND. MEANING IS SOMETHING THAT ONE MUST CREATE. Note that we have not said that there is NO meaning, simply that it cannot be FOUND; it must be CREATED. Only insofar as you are participating in the creation of meaning in your life and in your relationships will you experience the discovery. Many of you tend to find that your relationships must come with a built-in significance that is unveiled and discovered as one assumes past lives are involved, Essence Contact, Cadre and Entity resonance, or Agreements, but this is simply not the case. In every moment one has to create meaning between who you are and to that which you are relating. Beyond that, everything else is simply information, static facts. The profound resonance one may find with another is NOT the meaning that will be the foundation of the relationship. That attraction is only the memory of other meanings, other facts, and the initiator of contact, but it is NOT the meaning. This holds true for those relationships that are not pleasant, as well, or that are anticipated with dread. The meaning you “find” within those instances are as created by you as any of your most profound joys between you and another. The longer you wait for meaning to be revealed to you, the longer you will remain asleep and in the negative poles of your Overleaves. We call this “meaninglessness” of life a Universal Truth because that is what it is, and it is True, with or without your approval. However, as with any Universal Truth, it is not a truth that can be told to you, or given to you, and then made true for you; it must be sensed, searched for, evolved, and then comprehended. By this we mean that you must eventually feel you have had the proof you need for this truth to be a Truth. For most of you, we believe you have found the proof of meaninglessness in many of your daily activities and long-term goals, as well as within your most beloved relationships and repulsive enemies. You SENSE this meaninglessness as a Truth because part of you is beginning to suspect that meaning is not inherent, it is created. It is yours. You have seen the proof of this in your fluctuating feelings and commitments to those things to which you relate. One day you may feel inspired and in awe of the one beside you in bed, and the next day you may feel repulsed and agitated with a sense that feels overwhelming to ponder.
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  40. [This appears to be an article written by Troy and originally posted May 11, 2005, rather than excerpts from a specific transcript.] According to Michael: “When one is defensive, one is always responding to the past. A defensive stance can almost always be traced to a single concept, expression, feeling, or behavior that is in the fragment as needing to be RIGHT and VALIDATED.” “Defensiveness, then, is a navigational alert to areas in which one has not integrated a Personal Truth.” They go on to suggest these steps in dealing with Defensiveness: “When one begins to feel Defensive: STOP. No matter how embarrassing or awkward the situation may be, one can ALWAYS stop being Defensive.” TROY SAYS: This is a tough one for me. I’m certain I am using this “class” as a way to NOT STOP, but I’m learning, so I am not going to retaliate; I’m just going to redirect my energy, which is as close to Stopping as I can get today. ”CLAIM YOUR DEFENSIVENESS. If it is appropriate, honor your natural wisdom by openly acknowledging your Defensiveness. There is no need to apologize for it, but one can easily state, “Wait, and give me a moment. I was being Defensive.” Acknowledging your Defensiveness can immediately diffuse a situation and even alleviate another person’s Defenses.” TROY SAYS: Okay… I am being Defensive. So… this is my pause… what does my Defensiveness say about ME? "DO NOT EXPLAIN. As soon as you begin explaining your Defensiveness, you have merely substituted one form of Defense for another. Either gently affirm the differences between yourself and another and be 'OK' with that, or change the course from a Defensive context into a Discussion. We define Discussion as 'a sharing of concepts, expressions, feelings, or behaviors that does not require agreement.'" TROY SAYS: This is another tough one! I feel compelled to clear my name, to fight to be SEEN; I feel like I am suffocating and need to struggle desperately to the surface for some air because I have been buried in someone else’s idea of me. Ahhh… a clue! ”DETERMINE exactly what Personal Truth is being reflected that brings forth your Defensiveness and clearly determine what truth you seek to implement in its place; e.g. your truth is that the world is, or you are, ugly, but you wish your truth to be that the world is, or you are, beautiful. OLD TRUTH: The World is UGLY. NEW TRUTH: The World is BEAUTIFUL.” TROY SAYS: Gosh, this one is an interlacing of truths that this one kind of attack can bring up. I’m going to try though… These are the Personal Truths that I have apparently not integrated and the attacks bring the OLD TRUTH to the surface as I defend the NEW TRUTH: OLD TRUTH: People who make mistakes should continue to be punished until they can prove themselves free of the apparent flaws. NEW TRUTH: Everyone makes mistakes and it’s inappropriate to punish them forever. OLD TRUTH: People reject or accept me based on who I really am NOT. I feel truly INVISIBLE. NEW TRUTH: People reject or accept me based on who I really am. I feel truly SEEN. I wrote down several other truths, but I think the ones above really capture the crux of my truths under fire within the context of UD’s attacks. WOW! It’s fascinating to see it in this light. In being utterly honest and clear with myself, I can totally see why I feel attacked. I haven’t completely integrated my “New Truths.” I see this particular situation reflected all over my life… wow. I see these New Truths as vulnerable and I find I fight to protect them as I nurture them. ”RELIEVE OTHERS of having to prove YOUR New Truth FOR YOU. Assume that you are the explorer of this world, yourself, and your relationships and it is your responsibility to uncover the facts of your New Truth. Allow the process to be fun.” TROY SAYS: Okay, so it’s not D’s job to make my new truth True. He is in my life in the way that he is because I still have remnants of the Old Truth and he validates those truths. It might be that I have a seed of that Old Truth for the rest of my life, so it’s important not to be consumed by it as I build the New Truth. It’s up to me and I need to differentiate his behavior as reflective of my Old Truth and find other instances of proof for my New Truth. Again… wow. This takes WORK, but it’s feeling really good! ”ACTIVELY choose to SEE, FEEL, HEAR, KNOW your New Truth around you and inside you. Because an Old Truth will have become quite integrated, it may take the Physical Plane reality to “catch up” to the changes you are implementing internally. This means it might require some keen awareness during the initial changes of Truth. All experiences remotely hinting of support for your New Truth should then be noted and celebrated as Validation. Eventually your reality will unerringly support your New Truth as easily as it did your Old Truth.” TROY SAYS: I would see that the step just before this one is key to helping this next step along. If I am honest about the validation of my New Truths, I have very little to stand on as complaint against the remnants of my Old Truth. I should be as excited about the validations for my New Truths as I get about my Old Truths being surfaced! “USE VISUALIZATION or IMAGINATION to implement a new, supportive reality. Do not “fantasize,” but rather use Visualization or Imagination as a “beacon.” Do not ponder how the world “would be, if only,” as this will assume a gap between your New Truth and Reality. Instead, use your Imagination and assume that it is capable of extracting from, inviting to you, and navigating you toward your New Truth.” TROY SAYS: I invite all of you to actively support and share in exploration of this and other topics. Let’s revitalize what it means to be supportive and learning from each other. I really would love that and I am doing all I can to bring that back to our community. I have spent every day this year, so far, working on some aspect of creating the community of which I wish to be a part, even while I am shunned from all of the others. That’s okay. In my imagination and visualization, it’s not about being accepted within the standards of another community anymore, but to build one that is as inclusive as I would wish them all to be. ”GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT. Whether in recognizing your Defensiveness or ultimately implementing your New Truth, it is always suggested that one honor that process with self-reward.” TROY SAYS: This was a little more difficult than I expected. It took longer to write this and to really FEEL the truths than I would have thought. I think it’s very important to take this kind of time for self-understanding, because my first reaction was to just lash out at UD. But now, I think I will choose to TRUST UD, and to give myself Credit. UD is being as true to his old truths as I was being to mine, so I trust that maybe he will choose to grow beyond those as I grow beyond mine. In the end, it’s just good news that I found the time and energy to look below the surface and make a difference right here inside me. How do you guys feel about all of this? Does it seem tedious and tiring, or worth it? Does it somehow feel as if one is letting the attacker off the hook? Do any of you have any of your own examples of this process I just walked through? I’d love to see how you are putting the teachings into effect… Love the very visible and flawed, Troy
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  41. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2002] [Val1] Can you tell us more about creating, changing our own truths? [M_Entity] In the context of this time frame, most of you will be looking at your own Personal Truths in relation to the average World Truths about WAR, Religion, and Community. There is a focus now on these very important Truths as they stand for those who are in more dangerous positions and how that may or may not affect you. As most of you know, there are Personal Truths, which are subject to change at any time, and they may or may not be anyone else’s Truth. There are Community Truths, which are shared beliefs, which contribute to World Truths. World Truths are true for everyone on a planet, whether they wish them to be Truths or not, such as Grass being Green, and Gravity. Depending on your Personal Truths, the World Truth that War still exists and affects the planet, may or may not be a “good thing.” When enough Personal Truths shift, which then shift Community Truths, then World Truths can change as well. Even the Truth of Gravity can change, if its properties change as a World Truth. We believe the properties of War would be even easier to change. Many of you will be dealing with your thoughts, feelings, and actions as they relate to those issues of War, Religion, and Community. Your own Personal Truths may or may not be affected.
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  42. [Excerpt from Ask Michael: December 2015] BrianW: Hi Michael. Could you please discuss how to learn and practice healthy self-love and how to overcome rejection of aspects of the self? MEntity: To practice healthy self-love AND to overcome the rejection of aspects of the self is most directly and immediately remedied by CHOICE. By this we mean that you are not being forced to hate yourself. You are not required to hate yourself. You are not required to dislike yourself or reject parts of yourself. The act of avoiding self-love and the act of rejecting the self is a choice. And one can always make a different choice. So the first and most effective strategy will always be found in those moments when one realizes he is being mean to the self, is being critical and hurtful or scared and then CHOOSING not to do that. Because this is so simple, it is often not that simple. In other words, it is often too simple a solution for many to accept. So it is made complicated and messy and drawn out because one is often taught that love must be earned, it must come as a reward, it must come through permission, and it cannot possibly be "right there," ready to embrace. BrianW: If I may follow-up, could you provide some information on recognizing when one is being critical or hurtful towards themselves in the first place? MEntity: CHOICE must be followed by ACTION, though, and this is where many get "lost." For a moment one can choose to love the self and to stop the rejection, but this is fleeting because the choice must be made again. And again. And again. Until it is as natural as the hate or apathy had come to be. Each of you here can stop right now, simply stop, and feel the difference between the moment before, and the one RIGHT NOW where you choose love. Just love you. Just accept you. You are fat, you are poor, you are confused, you are alone, you are struggling, you are searching, you are overwhelmed, you are uncertain, you are so many things, but none these exclude you from the choice to love. Your fat, confusion, losses, overwhelm, frustrations, etc, can all be helped by that love. We are not calling you these things above, but we know that many of you use these terms for yourselves, and you can continue to use them if you wish, but they will never be enough of a reason not to love. Never. Brian, one of the easiest ways to know if one is making a choice for love versus a choice for fear is if one is FEELING. It does not matter what you feel, it is THAT you feel. You will feel a spectrum of feelings across a lifetime, and none of these determine how accessible one's access to love may be. Your sadness, excitement, grief, joy, pleasure and pain are your efforts to Love while bumping into things. Eventually you find ways to maneuver so that you no longer bump into things, but embrace them, and that is what most think of as "love," but all of it is love. It can change everything in an instant to know that however bruised you are, broken your heart is, and exhausted you might be, that this is because you are practicing Love. True Love is an Art. Agape is an Art. You will know if you are being hurtful when you are not benefited by your criticisms. Criticism is important. Judgement is natural. Neither of these keep one from loving. Neither of these keep one from being loved. To avoid criticism and judgment is to avoid Loving and Being Loved. This may seem counterintuitive, but one grows and evolves into confidence and wholeness by questioning, criticizing, judging, discerning, assessing, and while these can be used in hurtful ways, they are not inherently hurtful. Consciousness cannot evolve without using those tools. The key is both in how constructive the criticism is in its being given and in how constructive the receipt of that criticism is. You can be critical of your status, your body, your state of relationships, and this is just information about how you feel. It is an opportunity to assess whether these are things you seek or wish to improve, to change, or to evolve. And none of this has anything to do with how much or how fully you can love. So ask yourself if your criticisms are only said to hurt you, or are they said to inform you. This is the same question that can be asked when criticism comes from others. If it is only to hurt you, then that is that. It is useless. It is not yours. If is hurtful because you resist it, then you can choose to receive it differently. The hurt is not the indicator so much as the intent and receipt. Even when someone says something only to hurt you, your receipt of it can transform it toward benefit. So feel it all. Keep feeling. Allow it all. And let criticism inform you, not hurt you. This is Love. Loving is messy, and you will bump into many things along the way toward better embrace, but we know of no soul who regrets even the worst of pain on that path toward love.
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  43. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2001] [Leela] I'm not sure how to phrase this, or if this is even a question, but I am having a curious reaction to the energy report, almost a sense of resistance. Is this a particular feature of this nexus? [Michael_Enitity] It is resistance to Intimacy. Having any attention in this area causes you to cringe. You will not be more exposed than you choose to be, so it can be of succor for you to realize that. [Leela] I think I am a bit perplexed as to what is meant by Intimacy, in this case. [Michael_Enitity] No one is forced into the dynamics of an Energy shift or movement, anymore than you are forced to get wet when it rains. You can take precautions, stay inside, go to another city, or dance in the streets naked, but you will remain with choice. Intimacy, as we mean it here, can be defined as true vulnerability; losing inhibitions to and accepting what IS versus what was expected in relationships; and being willing to see the Truth about yourself in relation to the life as you stand in it presently. It would not be amiss to say that these weeks will behave as if a sudden, hard rainstorm has hit and whom you end up standing with in it or hiding away with will be seen in a new light. You will also have that moment to either be in the moment as these things can induce laughter, or brood about what is being “ruined by the rain.”
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  44. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2001] [lateavatar] I’m sort of confused about the difference between the “elegant use of energy” that’s coming up, and the idea that energy that we draw upon is infinite. [Michael_Entity] Energy is infinite, but not in one form. “You” exist only within a temporary time frame, but you will live forever. Coal is one form of Energy that is not infinite, but the energy gained from it (primarily Sun Energy) is far more “infinite” than that, in comparison, while that which makes the Sun is still even more “infinite”. Within certain contexts, there are limits, and this must be understood in order to grow. Energy is infinite, but not its forms. An example of Elegance, by the way, is in how Essence manifests across time in various bodies and personalities. In your particular world, it would be difficult to maintain only one body within your world’s density for a very long duration (relatively speaking). Reincarnating is Elegance. Within a life, the use of a day is like an incarnation of the psyche, as a lifetime is to the soul. This is why you sleep. Getting restful sleep is Elegance.
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  45. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2008] [Ingun] Kundalini is a word and topic that is attached with so many “pictures” or labels or beliefs for instance coming from the belief that the body is an illusion. I also understand that the Kundalini is a physical energy and can have different effects depending on which chakra or channels in the body it is running through or one intentionally runs it through. I would like Michael to share some information about the Kundalini energy and clear out some misinformation. [Michael Entity] That is a rather large topic, but we will respond briefly here, and invite further discussion with this as a specific topic at some point. [Ingun] Yes, some brief information will do well. [Michael Entity] What is called “Kundalini” energy is what we would call Higher Moving Energy; this is the energy that flows to, from, and through the Higher Moving Center and what might be called the Second Chakra/Sacral Chakra. While all Higher Centers are accessible to the Body and Personality, the Higher Moving is the most readily accessible, as it is “rooted deeper” in the Body. Emphasizing study and consciousness on this particular Energy is Good Work, but is as susceptible to as many misconceptions and misdirections as any other activity for a group or individual. We would simply say that emphasis on this Energy would do well be tempered with awareness of the Higher Emotional and Higher Intellectual Centers/Energies as well. This Kundalini Energy is just that: Energy. But Energy has both a positive and a negative pole, which could be described as Beauty and Chaos, respectively. What helps Energy to move toward Beauty are the structures and awareness that are a part of Truth and Love. In other words, our brief response would be that Energy, Truth, and Love are the building blocks of your Universe, personally and universally, and one cannot be explored without the inclusion of the others. We have much more to say about this, but will explore this more fully in other discussions.
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  46. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- February 2009] [luluaussi] In the most recent energy report, you said: “Many fragments move through the life carrying the weight of the past with the distraction of the future, finding little reconciliation between them, and these equally-opposing forces create a pressure that leads to Inertia. In a Moving Centered year, these areas of inertia may become painfully or delightfully apparent, allowing for opportunities of release into freedom.” Could you elaborate on this and give guidance as to any fragments that could assist in understanding how to use current opportunities? [Michael Entity] Imagine you are holding two very long ropes, one in each hand. The past is pulling the rope in one direction, while the future is pulling in the other, both equal in power of direction and strength. You are in the middle of this, arms outstretched, standing still, anchored. This is Inertia. Many know this experience, and it is not always a whole-life inertia, but may be in certain areas of the life. This year’s Flow may reveal to many where these areas of Inertia are in the life. With the Moving Centered year in effect, the realization might be likened to the person in the middle finally trying to pull one or both arms, let go of one or both ropes, or some other action that releases one from this inertia. This release might be painful or delightful. If painful, it is because often the strain of the pull is not realized until the release. If delightful, it is the realization that this pain is a growing pain of sorts, and can be used as strength, not loss. [luluaussi] yes events occurred that were a delightful release of old pain [luluaussi] how does one keep equilibrium so that one can move out of inertial energy and find growth? Feel a bit at sea by these events and want to make the best possible use of the creative energy. [Michael Entity] We would suggest a focus on your own Goal, as described in your personal Overleaves, as a helpful way to maintain a sense of direction during these first few months of the year. In response to the question of any fragments that could assist in understanding how to use current opportunities, we could suggest the fragment known as Barack Obama, the current President of The United States. This fragment is exemplifying the shift from Inertia to Freedom. His exemplification is not without its obstacles and trials, which is inherent in any effort and not to be a sign of failure or limitation.
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  47. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- July 2001] [MaryBV] I am wondering Michael if you have any words of wisdom to help Troy with his current situation? [Michael_Enitity] He is surrounded by Karma, both philanthropic and traditionally karmic (difficult), mixed with his own self-karmic explorations. It is part of his life to have these events. His sense of “safety” comes from the balance of philanthropy to difficult karma. This Sage created a Personality that is capable of tremendous “blows” as a means to move more quickly through the more difficult 6th Level. His current situation is based on Philanthropic Karma as will reveal itself as it unfolds. We would suggest more physical action involved with the days as they pass, rather than a sense of waiting for the worst. This will do much in creating the avenues for change that could be more acceptable to our channel. We are working with him, along with his own guides, on levels that cannot be addressed in this forum. Far clearer communication is available to Troy on that level.
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  48. This information was originally obtained by Martha at a POF on November 12, 2012 and posted on November 24, 2012. MARTHA: Can you solve the mystery of who wrote the Shakespeare plays? There are many theories out there about the historical person Shakespeare not being educated, “proved” by his children being illiterate, and that someone like the Earl of Oxford really wrote the plays. MICHAEL: The persona of "William Shakespeare" existed only fictitiously, though as a thoroughly-fleshed out fiction. The fragment of the same name was real, but the persona was not his. MARTHA: That is the rumor MICHAEL: The speculation and rumor is catching up with the truth, but it was not an elaborate conspiracy, but more a product of intentional misinformation that was never questioned. MARTHA: Edward DeVere (the Earl of Oxford), Christopher Marlowe, and others have been mentioned as candidates Was it just one author? MICHAEL: For the most part, yes. MARTHA: I saw a documentary recently [Last Will & Testament] that made it seem like it would have been fairly well known at the time that it was a fake persona MICHAEL: That would be valid, as far as we can see, and it was of no significance to most who the writer was, though those who wanted to know, could. It would be similar to your concern for the real name of Vanilla Ice. MARTHA: oh lord that one I know So, can you see who?? MICHAEL: At the time, it was speculated that the real William would either not know, or not mind, as he was not particularly bright. It is valid that the fragment known as "Edward" was behind these writings, motivated by a crippling arrogance and self-deprecation, volatile streak, and deep interest in upholding a position of patronage, he gave rise to these writings in a way that his position would not be threatened by the success or failure of these, and could be served by his own investments. MARTHA: interesting! thank you MICHAEL: We doubt that the mainstream acceptance of the authorship will be contested to any meaningful extent, but this Sage-Cast Scholar from Entity 2 of Cadre 1 does not mind.
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  49. There are many ways that an Essence is uniquely designed, but here are a couple of the basic elements that contribute to that uniqueness:FOCUSED/CREATIVE ENERGY RATIO [or male/female energy]:This is a specific way your Essence designed itself to approach life in general and is measured by a RATIO (such as 75/25, or 34/66, etc). This ratio never changes across your lifetimes, but we eventually learn to find the balance for our specific ratio, attracting people and events to help us with that task.FOCUSED ENERGY [a.k.a. male energy] is very definite, linear, plan-oriented, direct, forceful, aggressive, action-oriented, tangible, protective... etc.CREATIVE ENERGY [a.k.a. female energy] is very abstract, non-linear, spontaneous, omni-directional, inspiring, passive, emotional, intangible, nurturing... etc.Those who have much higher male or female energy (above 60 either way) can tend to have strong tendencies in one direction over another. This means they will "naturally" be more Creative or Focused, regardless of other factors. A "high female energy" Warrior has the potential to be as creative as an Artisan, for instance. As you study the Michael Teachings, you will learn about the various factors that might dampen or enhance a person's Male/Female Energy expression. The goal of a soul is to eventually find a balance in its ability to use its Energy.Male/Female energy has nothing to do with the gender of the body or with sexual preferences. It is part of the dynamic of the Essence which has no gender or sexuality.Male/Female Energy has nothing to do with mannerisms, jobs, social roles, etc. If a woman is working in construction, this does not mean she has higher male energy just because it is traditionally a "man's job." Likewise, if a man is a House Husband, this does not mean he has more female energy just because this is traditionally a "woman's job." Your Energy Ratio may influence your choices regarding the use and expression of your skills, but you are never restricted by that Ratio. Most people are more restricted by the stereotypical expectations of a society rather than their internal dynamics.Although we have been focusing on the Male/Female Energy ratio of the Essence, the Physical Body DOES have it's own properties. It could be said that a Physical Body without an Essence is 100% MALE or 100% FEMALE Energy. When an Essence "moves into" a body, the Energy of the body begins to accommodate the Focused/Creative Ratio of the soul. This adjustment usually takes about the first 7 years of life. A higher Creative Energy Boy Child may be very aggressive, direct, demanding, etc., for those first years until a more Creative energy begins to settle. A higher Male Energy Girl Child may be very quiet, spontaneous, explosive, until her soul's more Focused energy begins to settle.As your Essence begins its very first few lifetimes, it will usually approach life from the higher of the two ratios, choosing more "comfortable" bodies to match that higher ratio. This means that if your Essence has higher female energy, you may start out a long stretch of lifetimes literally as female. As your Essence gains experience from within its natural ratio, it will tend to choose experiences, relationships, and genders to help generate balance. After many, many lifetimes, a "higher male energy" person may actually choose a life with an emphasis on the Creative since he or she will want to work on learning balance.Those with ratios of around 50/50 tend to be more flexible and balanced in their approach to life, and do not necessarily have challenges with this design. This does not mean their ratios are better or worse, simply that they chose other areas of life for which to be challenged.NOTE: In sexual intimacy, people usually have more profound or satisfying sex/intimacy with those of proportionally-reversed Energy Ratios. For instance, a 35male/65female would "fit" more physically with a 65male/35female ratio. This isn't a "rule", but is a definite ingredient contributing to the experience of sexual intimacy, regardless of gender or sexual preference.FREQUENCY:"Frequency" is the exact point on a defined spectrum of energy that represents Human Sentience.Here is a highly simplistic way of understanding why Michael describes our Essence as having a "Frequency:"In the same way that there are Radio Waves and a specific radio is tuned to a specific "station" because of a specific point on its dial set to receive a specific Wave within the Frequencies of Radio Waves, so there is a specific "station" to which a Human is tuned within the Frequency of Human Sentience."Higher" or "Lower" Frequency has nothing to do with being better or worse. Your Frequency is how your Essence relates to and processes experiences in relation to how all other Humans do so. Your Frequency defines how you experience the energy of physical and non-physical environments; from the way you experience a city or a room, to how you experience the demands of a relationship. Knowing your Frequency helps you understand how your Essence "digests" your life experiences. When you know your Frequency, this gives you a better picture as to how your Essence tends to take in life, how it tends to relate to your journey of experiences.An Essence with a HIGH Frequency (65+) tends to take in life at a faster pace, processing events swiftly. The benefit of this is that these Souls can move through experiences, gather what they want, and move on. The challenge is that one can tend to skim through an event, missing all the important parts, then continue to repeat that experience over and over in different forms until the important parts are finally digested. Those with a High Frequency can literally store unprocessed events and experiences as a kind of vibrational pattern within the cells of the Body or as Emotional patterns. Then, when an occasion arises or they get stressed, they can then "recreate" the same situations through their reactions and interpretations, simply pulling in new players and settings, until they finally finish with that particular process of growth. Only the individual person can determine when he or she is "done" with a pattern. These recurring experiences, reactions, and interpretations are not imposed on them.An Essence with a LOW Frequency (-35) tends to take in life very slowly and tediously, processing it with great attention to detail. The benefit of this is that they can indulge completely in an experience, take as long as they need, wringing it for all it's worth, never needing to go repeat it again. The challenge can be when one resists an experience he or she has begun. This person will find it excruciatingly difficult to leave a situation, while at the same time resisting all growth within it. Since this Frequency is more "solid", the resisted events and experiences begin to settle into the body as ailments, illnesses, accidents, or they can become emotional apathy. If an experience is resisted to the point where it becomes Physical, then Essence will begin processing the basic energy of the denied event by dealing with its physical elements. While this is not a "bad" way to process experiences, it is not any fun for the Personality.MORE ON FREQUENCY:You will tend to feel more comfortable with people within about 20 points of your own Frequency point. For instance, if you have a Frequency of 62, you will relate to, communicate easily with, and find general resonance with those who have a Frequency up to 82 and as low as 42. Being with someone outside of that range can tend to have challenges.This 20 point range of flexibility isn't as limiting as it may seem, considering that another Essence can also move within his or her own 20 point range. An example: Let's say one person has a Frequency of 35 and another has a Frequency of 70. The person with the Frequency of 35 would need to "tune" to a higher Frequency, stretching as far as 55, while the other person would need to lower his Frequency as low as 50. This gives the two people about 5 points of common Frequency with which to relate. These two people may tend to have trouble maintaining constant contact or sustained intimacy, but the "stretching" of the Frequency can lead to some very exciting experiences!What if a person's Frequency is 19 and can only go as high as 39, while another person's Frequency is 72, only able to go as low as 52? This leaves a "gap" of about 13 points! Anytime there is a "gap," there is usually a need for a bridging factor of some sort, such as a third person with a Frequency that accommodates both, acting as a conduit or mediator. These so-called gaps in Frequency are what help bring more people together! It should be noted that an event or situation can also act as a common point between two distant Frequency points, such as a spiritual pursuit, games, common goals, etc.An interesting note: In a room full of people the Frequencies of all people will gravitate toward the most common denominator. If the common denominator Frequency is a stretch for someone, he or she will most likely feel proportionally uncomfortable. During adolescence, particularly in a school setting, we tend to go through a "locking" of our Frequency and refuse any fluctuation. It is at this age we are most inflexible and tend to remain within only a few points of our own Frequency point. This is what leads to "cliques" and can contribute to strong divisions among groups in school.IN CONCLUSION:M/F Energy and Frequency are two ingredients of our Essence that make it unique in its strengths and challenges. We choose these factors as Souls and these factors have much to do with what our Essence generally sought to experience throughout our Grand Cycle of lives.
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  50. [GeraldineB] I would like to continue on asking about the how each of the 7 Stages for each of the Internal Monads plays out. This time I would like to know how the 7 Stages operate in the 6th Internal Monad, and whether or not there are differences between the various 6th IMs of Old Souls and those of younger soul ages. [MEntity] The delineation of the 6th Internal Monad can be described as: STAGE ONE: Initiation, with the Positive Pole of Nostalgia, and Negative Pole of Grief. STAGE TWO: Introspection, with the Positive Pole of Meaning, and the Negative Pole of Negotiation. STAGE THREE: Realization, with the Positive Pole of Acceptance, and the Negative Pole of Grudging. STAGE FOUR: Manifestation, with the Positive Pole of Dying, and the Negative Pole of Panic. STAGE FIVE: Contentment, with the Positive Pole of Surrender, and the Negative Pole of Resignation. STAGE SIX: Magnetization, with the Positive Pole of Hospice, and a Negative Pole of Suffering. STAGE SEVEN: Emanation, with the Positive Pole of Peace, and a Negative Pole of Numbness. For the Younger Soul, these Stages can often show up in obvious, fairly literal ways, whereas the Older Soul may be much more discreet and internal about this process, preferring it to be an intimate or solitary process. By Intimate, we mean that the process is shared with a circle of profoundly trusted members of the Support Circle, which would reflect a Positive Pole process, while the Solitary process would be more of a Negative Pole processing, and often showing up as bitter bouts and threats to those within the Support Circle, if allowed in, about the ending of the life. We can elaborate further about each of these Stages in another exchange, if requested. For now, we must conclude today's chat.
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