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    [Excerpt from TT: 2003-04-25] I’m not sure what you mean here: “Your Attitude is what either makes or breaks your long-term, most intimate relationships, but it is also the Overleaf most quickly used to avoid that very same potential intimacy.” [Troy] Your Attitude is the Overleaf that is most directly linked to your Chief Feature, and it is also the Overleaf that deals with your “truths”, so, basically, you will find that the people you remain (willingly) with the longest in your life are those who share your Fears and Truths. When you bond on those levels of Personality, the bond can be deep and long-term, but those very Fears and Truths can be what actually keep you from entirely bonding, or to reject that bond as the possibilities become more obvious, creating a push/pull dynamic. The latter description is used in a lot of character relationships in movies and TV as they love/hate each other and resolve their fears/truths. It’s the dance of Attitudes.
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    Posted by TROY on April 16, 2009 I'm posting this here because the subject came up in a private session and I don't think I see this article already archived here, so I wanted to post it for reference. Enjoy! THE NINE NEEDS (concept originally presented through Jose Stevens) This article is heavily influenced by an article by Jose Stevens from his web site a long time ago. As I read it, the channeling came through and some of the terms I left, some were changed, some were paraphrased. This would be an article I feel is co-written with Michael, rather than channeled entirely from Michael. This was written/channeled, I think, in 1997. MICHAEL/Troy Early in a lifetime, most the time by the age of three, you will have selected your Primary 3 Needs that will shape your sense of fulfillment for the rest of that life. All experiences will be judged internally by the values of your particular Primary Needs. The more your Needs are fulfilled, the happier and smoother life seems to run. To the extent that they are ignored or challenged, there will also be a sense of lack and discontentment, frustration, and resentment. It is wise to remember that these Needs are SOLELY your responsibility to fulfill. In fact, they CANNOT be fulfilled by any other individual. To finally be able to name your Needs and see the effects of their fulfillment or lack thereof, will lend great freedom for the other areas of your life to unfold. In examining these Nine Needs, we would suggest creating three tiers, or categories, rating each as you read them as “Vital”, “Important”, and “Not Important”. Some of you will know right away, while others may have to spend some time to consider. In the end, it is the 3 Vital Needs that are to be regarded as most relevant to your daily behavior and sense of fulfillment. Sometimes it is necessary for Essence to forego a certain Need that is usually Primary (or Vital). For instance, a Primary Need of Adventure may be dampened if a person is jeopardizing their physical existence, or if that Need is seriously removing any input for the Need of Security. Even if Security is not normally a Primary Need, it is still a Need that requires attention to some degree. ALL Needs must be met, but they are met in order of importance to you as Personality. If you find a particular Need is drastically unfulfilled, evaluate what Need is being drastically highlighted in your life presently. Most likely an answer can be found in a Need you usually don’t find that important. As in the case with the dampening of Adventure, there may be a balance being sought through extra emphasis on Security for a while. It is helpful to know the Needs of your friends and loved ones since you may find what they have been striving for as experience is actually in direct opposition to your expectations of them and your own basic Needs. Being able to address these differences creatively can be immensely healing. We suggest each of person in a relationship list what kinds of events are personally fulfilling to each Primary Need and then inviting the other to participate. Those with obviously-opposing Needs will usually experience high intensity and lack of satisfaction, even resentment toward each other, if they unwittingly assume the other is to provide the fulfillment of those Needs. When you impose on another the requirement to fulfill your own Needs, difficulty and struggle will inevitably result. Notice each Need has 7 Degrees to fulfillment and a positive and negative pole. Your Needs will seek to be fulfilled even if it is sought destructively. Acknowledging where you usually rest in your sense of satisfaction can give you a reference for where you can consciously seek greater degrees realization. We remind you, there is nothing “wrong” in manifesting your Needs destructively, but to achieve the more expanded degrees seems to create the greatest ecstasy for Essence AND Personality. When you read about the Needs, you will notice that physical age and soul age will have a great deal of influence on the degree to which the individual accesses fulfillment for their Need. For instance, an Infant, whether physical or in soul age, will tend toward the 1st Degree of the Need for fulfillment. We will also add that the Infant through Mature Soul Ages tend to only reach the degree of their Need relative to the number, as in Baby Souls can usually only reach the 2nd Degree of fulfillment, while Mature Souls can reach the 4th Degree. Old Souls can usually reach any of the degrees, striving for any of the final three degrees (5-7). Physical age will still have a strong relevance to the degree, though, for any soul age. As we said before, evaluate your own Primary Needs, making a commitment to taking care of them, yourself, thus providing space for others in your life to fulfill their own. We will add here that any community, nation, or organization will find varying degrees of success to the extent that each Need has an avenue provided for the group to access for fulfillment. Seeing that all Nine Needs can be provided options for fulfillment for the group and easily accessed can strengthen any group of individuals or family, helping to create peace and empowerment. Here then are the Nine Needs: SECURITY: +Trust -Fear This person needs to KNOW they will be OK. They do not like to take risks; they love to be sure, and find fulfillment in planning, creating order, investigating options. For instance, they would not leave a job before having a steady and secure new position, maybe even overlapping the jobs briefly just to secure themselves. The Positive Pole results in a trust that your life in the hands of a higher part of you and that all will work out beneficially on some level. The Negative Pole would create an avoidance of all new experiences without total assurances, never acknowledging or exposing you to progressive, natural changes in the life. 7 Degrees of Security: “security found in…” 1. Blind Faith 2. False Hope 3. Tradition 4. Theories 5. Reliable Sources 6. Experience and Intuition 7. Tao (God, all-that-is) ADVENTURE: +Presence -Drama This is the Need for intense stimulation, adrenaline rushes, new experiences, risks. This person would be in a constant state of “Awake”. Positively, this would give a person a true sense of the Moment, being present in an experience completely. Negatively, this Need could be unhealthy creation of patterns just for intensity, drama only for the sake of stimulation, and drinking, driving, spending excessively. 7 Degrees of Adventure: “adventure found in…” 1. Destructive Drama 2. Glamour/Addictions 3. Sensory excitement (sex/drugs/entertainment/travel) 4. Stimulation of Mind/Learning 5. Inner Revelations 6. Essence Contact 7. Enlightenment/Total Presence FREEDOM: +Independence -Noncommittal This is the Need for unrestrained experience, mobility, and spontaneity. This is very different from Adventure, since this Need does not require stimulation, just lack of confinement. Positively, this Need would be experienced as a person truly free of cultural and environmental constraints, self-directed, and fluid. Negatively, this Need would lend a person to be unreliable, irresponsible, and/or avoiding true intimacy. 7 Degrees of Freedom: “freedom found in…” 1. Destructive Irresponsibility 2. Aimlessness 3. Physical Liberation 4. Mental Liberation 5. Emotional Liberation 6. Choosing freely 7. Realization of True Unlimited Potential (Peace) EXPANSION: +Prosperity -Cancer This is the Need to make things grow on all levels. This Need is always building on, adding on, and seeing the bigger picture or plan. This expansion can be seen in the work, the home, the business, the property, the family, etc., of the person with this Need. The growth is mostly tangible and evident on a physical level for all of these things. Positively, we can see true prosperity when there is satisfaction with each stage of growth pursued. Negatively, we find greediness, impatience, insatiability for the next stage. 7 Degrees of Expansion: “expansion manifested in…” 1. Physical Tumors/Cancerous Growth 2. Random Accumulation 3. Sprawling 4. Idea Stretching 5. Emotional Growth 6. Transformations/Transmutations 7. True Prosperity/Total Appreciation POWER: +Authority -Authoritarian This is the Need to have influence, exude confidence, invite responsibilities, and have final decisions. This person would love most to be in control. They may find themselves drawn to those in power positions. Positively, this Need can create a great teacher or a person who leads with the best interest of all involved. Negatively, this person is a tyrant, a dictator, and even abusive. 7 Degrees of Power: “power manifested in…” 1. Crushing Opposition 2. Oppressing self/Others 3. Controlling Self/Others 4. Guiding Self/Others 5. Consciously Choosing 6. Building Spirit/Morale 7. Personal Spiritual Power EXPRESSION: +Creativity -Lies This person has a Need to be seen, heard, felt, and acknowledged for their creative contributions, whether in dress, communication, or arts. This is inspiring to others since it may help them se what possibilities there are for their own expression. In the Positive Pole this Need would draw from creativity for the healthy benefit of self and others. Negative Pole aspects would be in the demanding of attention, monopolizing, being tasteless, shocking people without reason or quality. 7 Levels of Expression: “Expression through…” 1. Total Destruction 2. Acting Destructively 3. Infamy 4. Work Projects 5. Entertaining 6. Art 7. Renaissance ACCEPTANCE: +Openness -Manipulation This is the Need to be loved, nurtured, cared for, included, and obviously well received. We all want to be loved, but this is a person who requires symbols and expressions to gauge their position in other’s lives. The positive pole can bring openness and invitation to others and to self, while the negative pole can bring on dishonesty, manipulation, and ingratiation as a means to avoid rejection. 7 Degrees of Acceptance: “Acceptance found in…” 1. Ingratiation 2. Pleasing Others 3. Tolerance 4. Conditional Love 5. Causal Love 6. Unconditional Love 7. True Agape COMMUNITY: +sharing -indiscrimination This is the Need to be with people for whatever reason. This might be seen by creating a family, being tribal, being highly social. The positive pole would lead you to share space, feelings, and interests. The negative would bring indiscriminate contact just to avoid being alone, leading to shallowness and superficial social behavior. 7 Degrees of Community: “Community experienced through…” 1. Desperate Contact 2. Intense Neediness 3. Fraternizing 4. Socializing 5. Mutual Closeness 6. Intimacy/Communion 7. Unity EXCHANGE: +Wisdom -Gossip This person has a Need to exchange information, energy, goods, something considered of value when with people. There is greater satisfaction when interacting only if there is valuable, mutual exchange, otherwise contact seems pointless. In the positive pole there is greater knowledge, teaching, learning being shared. In the negative pole there tends to be slander, pointless gossip, and distortion of information shared. 7 Degrees of Exchange: “exchange satisfied through…” 1. Slander/War 2. Gossip 3. Idle Chatter 4. Trade/Barter 5. Mutual Profit 6. Understanding 7. Teaching/Learning
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    [Note: This is an edited version about the 7 Levels of Life Task excerpted from a student’s posted blog on the TLE website. The information was channeled in July ’09 by Troy Tolley. The edits were only to remove personal evaluations.] [Note: The 4th IM channeling dates from before. GLB] [Question] what is Michael's definition of real purpose / real task / real mission – is this something that is contractual between our essence and our fragment, and essence will come in to communicate it to us… it seems that this “real work” occurs for fragments between the 4th I.M. and 5th I.M. Does it have 7 levels of operation ??? And, if so, what are they??? Maybe some people do it before the 4th and, starting of the 4th – and, do it throughout their lives starting of the 5th – and, do it throughout their lives [Michael Entity] We would think our phrase of “Life Task” may be of relevance here, and we would define that as “the original motivation for the physical form and for the dynamics of the Personality.” There are no contracts in this case, but there are intentions and agreements that are helped along by Essence until the Personality is no longer interested. The Life Task is what Essence intended to experience in the lifetime through this particular Personality. What Essence intends NEVER overrides what Personality decides. Essence has no urgency for these intentions because it is fully aware of the fact that it can create another lifetime and body for trying again. In addition to the option for creating new lifetimes for the intent of a task, there are also parallel branches within a single lifetime where, more often than not, at least one version of “you” does co-create the life with Essence and fulfill the task. Essence will never impose its vision upon the Personality beyond the original motivation and design. Most Personalities can determine their Life Task quite easily because it is more often than not something they already do. The Life Task is a primary consideration in the design of Personality, so whether one experiences the fulfillment of that task, or merely develops fruitless habits and patterns, the clues would still be there. If one is not already doing something related to the Life Task, then clues are usually found in what one WISHES one were doing. It is valid that the 4th Internal Monad is usually the stage within the life when a fragment truly questions the alignment of self with soul, or life with essence, or path with presence, depending on the spirituality of the individual. There are 7 stages to the process of fulfilling the Life Task and they correspond to the 7 stages within the 4th Internal Monad. Stage 1: INITIATION +enthusiasm -indifference This stage is hardly noticeable since you have only just placed your consciousness into the new context. This stage relates to the Instinctive Center, therefore “kicking in” the Monad without the individual being particularly conscious of this. Indications of the initial stage are usually marked by enthusiasm and anticipation. A simple delight in your potential future or accomplishments. Since this is simply a technical reference, and not really measurable enough to recognize, we suggest using the signs of the Second Stage as a starting point, possibly “working back” to a point where you might have seen the initial stages begin to manifest. Most will find there was a point when there was either a sudden enthusiasm that “something” was different, or a definitive point wherein the fragment feels further removed from its own life. This Stage, then, evaluates your sense of Trust. Stage 2: INTROSPECTION +awareness -brooding This stage is heavily marked by dread, anxiety, and intense Introspection. Depending on your resistance and your Overleaves, you may experience anything from a realization of your personal worth and a positive realization of your life's impact, or virtual self-implosion and self-degradation. Different cultures will respond to this Stage depending on parental upbringing and definitions of Authority. This is an introspective stage in the context of a Monad to evaluate accomplishments and plans, so there may be a processing of a Scary Parent or issues with Authority you have carried around being belittled for your “mistakes”, decisions and choices and expression. In that processing, you may experience a new sense of connection to “something” more like a Supportive Parent or Authority from within to gently nudge and concur with you through the life. This Stage evaluates your perceptions of Authority and your reaction to your sense of self-importance and self-value. Stage 2 brings up energy from the Emotional Center. Stage 3: REALIZATION +freedom -separation This Intellectually-centered Stage begins to release the ideas of the past as a source for the future. New ideas and identities will emerge here. Most realizations will be reserved for inner exploration, but, nonetheless, a change has taken place in how the individual views its expression as a part of a larger picture. On the more expansive side, one knows what must begin to be done, and starts to anticipate a general plan, not always with clarity, but with a certainty that “something must be done.” On the more constricting side, one begins to pull back from the future and “hide within,” or away from external reflections. This stage evaluates your perception of Responsibility. This Stage usually lasts the longest, especially in the Fourth Internal Monad, as you probe your beliefs. Stage 4: MANIFESTATION +purpose -otiose This Stage brings energy out through the Moving Center as you begin now to express to yourself, and others, more confidently what/who you are. In the context of the Fourth Monad, it is where you begin doing or, at least, pursuing/discovering what you are pulled to do as a reflection of your “contribution” and original Tasks. Successful movement through this is seen as a comfortable expression of your daily activities and endeavors. Resisting this Stage and remaining here would result in sluggishness, ineffective portrayals of self, and sometimes rage/anger in place of empowerment. This stage explores your concepts of Purpose. Stage 5: CONTENTMENT +satisfaction -contention Finally you begin to feel/see some satisfaction from your progress through the Internal Monad. In the context of the Fourth Internal Monad, whether you have completed or accomplished a Task becomes irrelevant against the contentment of what you choose to do. In this Stage, you realize the amount of density you have been containing and you begin to “lighten up” about your movement. In the positive pole you will see personal happiness now becoming a factor in your decisions, and in this Fourth Monad, you've released treasured securities found in the oppressive/elusive “big plan or PURPOSE,” and find this more appropriate guide. Otherwise, the negative pole finds an individual always at odds with their environment, always in a state of contention and debate about their worth/purpose. This stage evaluates your perceptions of Love. The Higher Emotional Center is highlighted here. 6: MAGNETIZATION +attraction -repulsion In this Stage, you now begin to draw in your agreements, Karma, and Support for new perspectives, or reconnect/stabilize existing ones. The positive pole maintains clear communication, acknowledgment of Traveling Companions, and a more accurate view of the future. You now see with clarity the long-term impact of your efforts alongside the current “demands.” Those who find themselves in a state of rejection, isolation, and depression have chosen to experience the negative pole. A sense of deep longing begins to unfold in the negative pole of Stage 6, since so much has been deemed “unacceptable.” This stage opens you to your perceptions of Truth. Stage 7: EMANATION +alignment -incongruity In this stage you find the peace of routine that becomes you. A sense of wholeness returns and “getting back” to your life. In the positive pole, alignment occurs with Essence; in the negative pole, life becomes incongruous and sporadic in nature, with no bearing. Regardless of the pole, you will emanate your sense of self at that point with no resistance. This stage engages your Higher Moving Center, and examines Beauty, or Energy. It is important here to note that a completion of the Monad does not necessarily mean a “positive” completion. In most cases where the negative pole becomes emphasized, completion is not reached due to the internal degradation and combustion that occurs along the way. Many do complete the Monad, however, within parameters acceptable to them that would technically be regarded as the negative pole. This is the choice of the individual and has no bearing on their being a “good” or “bad” person; we do not say this, nor do we imply this. We merely state the differentiation between what is expansive and self aware, and what is not. The negative completion is not expansive or self-aware, relatively speaking.
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    In the same way the "spark" takes on an Essence Role for its cycle of lives while adventuring from the Tao, the Essence takes on a PERSONALITY each lifetime when it incarnates! This helps create even more diversity and flexibility for the soul. The PERSONALITY is the vehicle for the Essence to experience life, like a space suit. It is the extension of the Essence, allowing the soul to experience the Physical Plane and all of its emotions, sensations, thrills and chills. There a number of ways to set up your "space suit" and as the Essence experiences more and more lives, it gets better and better at creating its life and Personality. The different factors used in designing a Personality are referred to as OVERLEAVES. The Overleaves used in creating a Personality are: GOAL: The primary motivator within the lifetime MODE: The primary way of approaching the Goal ATTITUDE: The primary way of viewing the life BODY TYPE: The basic genetic and planetary influences that make up your actual body These Overleaves listed above are chosen before birth by the Essence. AFTER being born, by the age of three, another Overleaf is settled on called CENTERING: your habitual way of taking in and reacting to the world and experiences. In your adolescence within the lifetime you then add one more element that makes life all the more interesting and challenging; your basic fear, called the CHIEF NEGATIVE FEATURE. It is your stumbling block and primary challenge to all things within the life. Note: Chief Negative Features are commonly referred to as "Chief Features." Those are the basic Personality traits with which to be concerned for now. As with the Essence Roles, there are 7 Goals, Modes, Attitudes, etc., to choose from and combine for the lifetime. Again, as with the Roles, do not get too caught up being literal. Michael chooses the terms carefully. In studying the Michael Teachings, you will begin learning that we have tended to put negative connotations to perfectly neutral words. You will see that some words you used to think were "bad" now become empowering and make perfect sense. The 7 Goals are: Re-evaluation: the lifetime revolves around slowing down experience as much as possible, so as to assimilate past life influences. Growth: the lifetime revolves around gaining as much experience as possible, so as to use in future lives. Discrimination: the lifetime revolves around learning how to make better choices and decisions for yourself. Acceptance: the lifetime revolves around learning how to accept all choices and decisions, even the choices of others. Submission: the lifetime revolves around learning where and how you are most needed and effective. Dominance: the lifetime revolves around learning how direct and lead those who are most needed and effective. Flow: the lifetime is learning how to relax, enjoy life, and let it unfold, trusting in Essence. The 7 Modes are: Reserve: reaching your Goal by refining your emotions Passion: reaching your Goal by freeing your emotions Caution: reaching your Goal by refining your thoughts Power: reaching your Goal by freeing your thoughts Perseverance: reaching your Goal by refining your actions Aggression: reaching your Goal by freeing your actions Observation: reaching your Goal by observing and using the Mode most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Attitudes are: Stoic: sees life as if they have seen it all before Spiritualist: sees life as if they have never seen it before Skeptic: sees life like it can always be disproved Idealist: sees life like it can always be improved Cynic: sees life as opposite to what appears to be Realist: sees life as it appears Pragmatist: sees life practically and through the Attitude most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Body Types are: Lunar: rounded, pale, emotional; good for lifetimes dealing with one on one Inspirational contact (relates to Server) Saturnian: tall, durable, lean; good for lifetimes dealing with Inspirational issues for groups (relates to Priest) Mercurial: witty, quick, wiry; good for lifetimes dealing with expression one on one (relates to Artisan) Jovial: round, fleshy, large; good for lifetimes dealing with being in a central position of expression for others (relates to Sage) Martial: fiery, reactive, high-energy; good for lifetimes dealing with actions affecting people one on one (relates to Warrior) Venusian: soft, sensual, warm, charismatic; good for lifetimes dealing with being open, approachable, and accessible to larger groups (relates to King) Solar: bright, spirited, small and frail; good for lifetimes needing to be in the center of everything (relates to Scholar) *A note on Body Types: There are no "pure" Body Types. There is usually a combination of two to three influences. In addition there are three "eccentric" Body Types that a person can have for some of their more extraordinary lives. They are Plutonian, Neptunian, and Uranian. They are rare and specific so we won't go into those here. There are 7 Centers and you may recognize them as relative to the Chakras if you are familiar with Chakras. As you study the Michael Teachings, you will find that while there are similarities, there are also very different ways in which "Center" is used as opposed to "chakra". Though there are 7 Centers, a human body usually only uses one Center habitually. There are "higher" and "lower" Centers but they are not better or worse; the "higher" and "lower" only refer to the level they are sourced from and affect. The "lower" Centers are more of the Physical Plane and affect the body, while the "higher" Centers are more spiritual and affect our connections beyond the Physical. Since so much energy is involved in the sustaining of experience in the "higher" Centers, it is extremely rare to be Centered in a "higher" Center, but instead they are Centers accessed for specific purposes. The "higher" Centers are accessed through either practice, meditation, randomly, or through intense trauma. The 7 Centers are: Instinctive: this center travels with you from life to life like a floppy disc. It stores all of your experiences ever gathered and all of your areas of growth still needed and all the areas you have come to peace with. It isn't very intelligent, but is more a storehouse and protective device. It is where all of your past lives are remembered and even this lifetime's history. It is very automatic. Higher Moving Center: this is the Center relating to a pure connection and recognition of ENERGY. It is pure creativity and recognition of beauty as it is. It is experienced when you feel awe in seeing a landscape or piece of art, for example, or when you feel completely connected to everything around you, seeing its perfection as it is. This is the most accessed of the "higher" Centers and sex can sometimes trigger it. Moving Center: this is the Center that governs our body movements and actions. Those who are Moving Centered are action-oriented and take in life through their bodies. Emotional Center: this is the Center that governs our sense of connection to others emotionally and within ourselves. Those who are Emotionally Centered take in life through their feelings. Intellectual Center: this Center governs our beliefs and thoughts and communication. Those Intellectually Centered take in life through analysis and reasoning. Higher Emotional Center: this Center is your pure sense of LOVE, total, complete unconditional Love, or as Michael calls it, "agape" (pronounced a-GOP-ee). It is felt when you completely allow yourself or another to behave, think, be, in any way that comes but without fear or judgment. Higher Intellectual Center: this is the Center where absolute TRUTH is experienced, where whole complete insights and "knowing" reside. Although these descriptions are far from complete, they are good starting points and you will be most concerned with only the Moving, Emotional, and Intellectual Centers at first. PARTS & TRAPS: Knowing yours or someone else's Centering is truly helpful in understanding how a person takes in life, but there's more: the PART of the Center. Within each Center resides actually ALL other Centers, kind of like a pie. So the Intellectual Center, for instance, will have an Emotional Part, an Instinctive Part, a Higher Emotional Part, etc., even an Intellectual Part (pure Intellect then). These PARTS are how the person puts their experience back out into the world after taking it in! They are also called TRAPS because a person can get so caught up in using only that PART that they forget to balance themselves with other parts. For instance, a person might be Intellectually Centered/Emotional Part. This means they take in life through what makes sense to them: observation and analysis; but then bring it back out into the world through Emotions, meaning they might get very emotional over their thoughts, but have no way of getting it out. The Emotional Center has no "voice", so the Intellectual Center can get caught in a Trap, thinking, analyzing and reasoning, leading them back to emotions that then go back through reasoning, giving rise to more emotions, etc. Eventually something has to give. What will then happen is that person might act out with their Moving Center. They might get angry and lash out, or they might actually cry, taking an action that helps get them out of the Emotional Trap. Most people have their Centering and Parts in the "lower" Centers, such as Emotional Center/Moving Part. Remember that many solutions are found in bringing in the neglected Center of the main three (Moving, Intellectual, Emotional). If you are Emotionally Centered, Moving Part, you will have to bring in the Intellect in order to balance yourself. This means that you need to add THOUGHTS and COMMUNICATION to your ACTIONS as you react to FEELINGS. To help you understand each PART/Trap, I will share the ways I understand them: INTELLECTUAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and express that back out into the world appropriately. They may be excellent at communicating, but they will still have a spectrum of lessons and challenges in this area. EMOTIONAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and how to process the feelings that arise from it. They may have deep emotions, but have little way of actually showing it. This is their challenge then in many cases. MOVING PART: This person will have lessons around how to take input from their basic Centering and how to actually behave as a reaction. They have a lot of energy, but they are learning how to direct that appropriately back out of their bodies. There are 7 Chief Negative Features (or fears) that you choose from in your teens. You usually choose two. One is your PRIMARY CHIEF FEATURE and the other is your Secondary. The Primary affects and challenges your attaining your GOAL, therefore affecting more of your personal experiences, and the Secondary affects and challenges your MODE, therefore affecting more of your relationships and intimacy issues. The 7 Chief Features are: Self-Deprecation: fear of Inadequacy; your not being able to live up to yours or someone else's standards, leaving you weak, insecure, and incompetent. Fear of NOT BEING ENOUGH. Arrogance: fear of Vulnerability; wanting others to live up to your standards, or fearing your standards not counting, leaving you vulnerable, judgmental, isolated, and alone as you are seen as not needing others. Fear of BEING TOO MUCH. Self-Destruction: fear of Worthlessness; feeling that you have no worth or value unless dead or dying for someone/something else, leaving you with ongoing sacrifices for others with no gain for anyone, even extending into getting a terminal disease. Fear of GETTING TOO MUCH. Greed: fear of Scarcity; feeling that you won't get all that is out there of worth to you personally; leaving you fixated on one or two things that you cannot satisfy as a way to maintain your sense of self. This can be food, affection, sex, money, even vague things like not enough "love". Fear of NOT GETTING ENOUGH. Martyrdom: fear of Losing Control; a strong need for being in control of everything in your space even though that is impossible. This leaves you feeling victimized, burdened, and complaining. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF SPACE. Impatience: fear of Missing Out; you are always fighting the clock, trying to control before being controlled, leaving you intolerant and agitated. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF TIME. Stubbornness: fear of Change; you cannot and will not deal with anything new and against your already-set opinions, ideas, and environment. Some people who have Stubbornness actually can appear like they are adventurous and changeable, but look closely to see if they are actually creating "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Constant change can just be a way of avoiding dealing with actual changes. Fear of ANYTHING DIFFERENT. If you have read through the entire Introduction, you have just touched on all the very basics of the Teachings! This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gets more and more familiar as you start to apply it.
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    [Excerpted from Michael Speaks: The Roles for Mature and Old Souls] MEntity: ... there is little recorded from us through our channels about the distinctions among the Roles in how they manifest through the Soul Ages, and we can address that today. ... The progression through the Soul Ages for the Roles could be described as a progression of emphasis from DOING to HAVING to BEING. Infant and Baby emphasize DOING. Young emphasizes HAVING. Mature emphasizes the reconciliation between HAVING and BEING. And Old emphasizes BEING. Understanding this can help lend insights into the various Soul Ages and how the Roles manifest. ... OLD SAGES The Old Sage has now moved through the Mature Age that helped to reconcile the struggle between HAVING FUN and BEING HONEST. Now the Old Sage begins to emphasize Being Honest, even if it means at the expense of Fun. Old Sages often begin to withdraw from the "stage" and move into tighter circles that value honesty and true communication. It is no longer appealing in any way to simply perform the life. For the first time, the Old Sage values the importance of truly being SEEN. Even if there are a myriad of personas from habit and skill, the emphasis will still be there underlying every relationship and every opportunity: PLEASE SEE ME. This starts out as a kind of panic for some Sages entering the Old Soul Age, in that their existence depends on the utter honesty and rawness of being SEEN, and this can show up in desperate attempts to be understood, clarifying themselves, over-explaining, etc. This eventually levels out to a simple state of invitation. The emphasis moves from needing to be seen exactly how the Sage sees himself or herself to an emphasis on understanding how others actually see. This comprehension frees the Old Sage from the panic and loneliness of not being seen, and moves him or her into simply BEING HONEST. Once the Sage realizes that he or she cannot control how others interpret others, then Being Honest stands as an invitation, not as a prompt.
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    [Excerpt from private session, posted with permission] Paulyboy: Would the Michaels please comment on my body type, what it is, what that entails (Y'all have previously mentioned that my body type was a part of my high energy... I am assuming this is a part of my "multi fold energy levels" that won't be generally within the norm), and how I can better take care of my body, diet, exercise, etc. wise. I'm curious to see if I could similarly "optimize" things (from Nicholas's channeling) by eating lots of dark leafy greens, fruits, and then some legumes and rice, or similar, or what exactly was good for my body type (I'm assuming very similar, if not the same). I feel more exercise would be very good for me, but I haven't chosen to "exercise" that option so far. :/ Anyway, thanks :) MEntity: In your case, we think your Body Type is composed of Venusian, Mercurial, Saturnine and Neptunian. ... Your Venusian Body Type is your Primary Body Type, in terms of Appearance, while your Mercurial is your Glandular/Health, and your Saturnine is Behavior or Nature. In terms of Appearance, the Venus Body Type gives you an approachable, warm, and inviting presence that is difficult to resist for many. The Venus Body Type deeply craves and gives affection, always willing to embrace. This Body Type tends to not only accentuate whatever this person feels is beautiful about himself or herself, but also brings out in others what that person feels is beautiful about himself or herself. ... In terms of diet, besides the obvious that is true for all bodies, such as higher portions of greens, vegetables, and fruits, in your case, the allowance for "comfort foods" is vital. Venusian Body Types require comfort in their diet, or whatever is eaten loses its value. This is not to encourage indulgence, of course, but to say that it important for the overall bodies to ensure that foods and even settings in which one eats those foods, is comforting and securing. Beyond that, we suggest exploring the supportive or detrimental foods that affect the Thyroid. As far as exercise, it would do you well to incorporate a form of Yoga into your lifestyle, and if possible, in a group. Your body "loves" to be around others, and allowing your exercising to be a group experience that is not strenuous, but pleasant and comforting among people, can do wonders for you on all levels.
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    [Excerpt from private session posted as Body type information and influence of tertiary CF] <ViP1> Please give me my mix of body types with percentages, together which of them correspond to Appearance, Nature and Health. And, if there is any information specific to my body types that could shed light on why I easily fall into pessimism and despair when faced with challenges, I would appreciate some specific focus on that (and how to improve on it, to be more RESILIENT and POSITIVE, specifically, in the face of challenges where I cannot immediately see a solution.) ... [MEntity] The Body Type mix would appear to be Lunar/Venus/Mercury at approximately 15%/60%/25% respectively, as Nature/Appearance/Health respectively. ... For the Appearance/Venus, more tangible contact with the world is necessary here for balance and healing. This Body Type is healed through affection. This is not only in terms of physical affection, but in terms of resonance to the environment around the body. This body has desires, strong desires, and if not followed can become cravings, longings, and aching. If it is not available or inappropriate for shared affection with others, it is just as meaningful to caress your own arm, to gently caress your face, run your hand through hair, hug the self, treat the self, and generally allow as much pleasure as possible. This contributes to the feeling of representing the beauty you feel inside. One does not have to physically match the standards of beauty in marketing to feel beautiful, but to physically match the sense of beauty within through the treatment of the self, and others.
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    [Excerpt from private session posted as Body type information and influence of tertiary CF] <ViP1> Please give me my mix of body types with percentages, together which of them correspond to Appearance, Nature and Health. And, if there is any information specific to my body types that could shed light on why I easily fall into pessimism and despair when faced with challenges, I would appreciate some specific focus on that (and how to improve on it, to be more RESILIENT and POSITIVE, specifically, in the face of challenges where I cannot immediately see a solution.) <MEntity> The Body Type mix would appear to be Lunar/Venus/Mercury at approximately 15%/60%/25% respectively, as Nature/Appearance/Health respectively. Part the contribution to your sense of pessimism and despair is in the way that the Lunar element processes experiences. This would not be a CAUSE of the pessimism and despair, and you are not a victim of this body type Nature, but the way this body type processes can often be experienced as such. This body type processes experiences from an immature angle on events. This immaturity is not an insult, but rather a reference to this body type holding to a child-like processing of events. It is sensitive, does not like conflict, is more inspired by awe than effort. It is a constant movement of emotion and perception that can be as cyclical as the literal waxing and waning of the moon. When this body type is not understood, or is in a part of the adult, it can become distracting because of this childlike immaturity and sensitivity to conflict, pain, and effort. In addition to this, there is the Stubbornness that is the Tertiary Chief Negative Feature and this is how you protect the body, or your sense of threat to any physical well-being. Stubbornness here was developed to protect the body and its physical world from change, unwanted change, changes toward the unknown. The Lunar and Venusian bodies love comforts, crave comforts, familiarity, and Stubbornness works here to do its best to secure this. Because Stubbornness is a neutral Chief Feature, it can "slide" to any other Chief Feature as a way to help protect against change and the unknown. Often this is done by sliding to Martyrdom and Self-Destruction. This means there would wish to be control over your environment and space as a means of protection or a resignation into sacrifice against your own wishes, letting someone else take priority over your own sense of value. Keep in mind that you are not a victim of this design as we describe it. We only describe how you have learned to handle challenges and fears, and how they are processed. We describe these things to our students because much of what is thought to be protective and important to uphold, or as routine in defenses, can be altered toward much more efficient and rewarding effects through conscious awareness. So the first thing we can suggest for your move toward more resilience and positive responses is to KNOW that you are not locked into any initial despair or negative response. Allow room for the initial despair and negative response because this has great momentum and cannot be broken by mere rejection of those feelings. Instead, you introduce alongside those feelings and thoughts another option. "Yes, I feel despair and overwhelm, but I can include kindness, patience, and resilience, too." These are not mutually exclusive. The truth is that you have been resilient, positive, kind, patient. You may not notice it, or give it credit, or see its subtle effects, but these are a part of you, too. So the effort to include them alongside despair and negativity is only a matter of shifting more value toward their subtle presence and effect. When you cannot see an immediate solution, this slight shift, this reminder, this value given back to the resilience and patience and kindness necessary for the process of getting to that solution can make the process much more gentle and meaningful and clear. When you cannot see the solution, see the kindness. As for how to nurture healthy states for these bodies: For the Nature/Lunar, you would to well to free yourself to be more childlike in play, so that levity can come to be a strength of this body, instead of only the immaturity and sensitivity. For example, the more freedom a child has to play, and subsequently to make mistakes, get hurt, and recover, the more likely he can manage those scenarios that are far more grave in importance. Allow room for your metaphorical skinned knees, your mistakes, flaws, and cravings for play. There is some validity to the concept of the "child within," and this body type knows it well. He is kept secret, hidden, quieted, and then reveals himself in tantrum or self-destructive behaviors. We mentioned that this body type prefers awe to effort. Cultivate your awe. Even now, let the vibrancy of your environment come alive to you, the textures, temperatures, people, surfaces, colors, your tongue, your shoulders, etc. bring your consciousness to these things to give them back their vibrancy, their vividry. Bring yourself to tears for the awe that is life, that is your history, that is your possibilities. This is the healing and nurturing of anyone, but particularly to the Lunar Body Type.
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    [Excerpt from a private session originally posted by ViP in December 2013.] ViP1: My first question today relates to my Lunar/Nature body type. In a previous exchange, you shared this: 'There is some validity to the concept of the "child within," and this body type knows it well. He is kept secret, hidden, quieted, and then reveals himself in tantrum or self-destructive behaviors.' I think my Lunar/Nature body type is one of my biggest challenges in being positive and active. Could you describe more about this 'inner child' and how I can make 'him' a real part of my life, so 'he' does not have to be hidden, but can develop and be part of my life in a healthy way? MEntity: At the heart of the Lunar Body Type is a struggle with (and strength of) control and power. For those with more active body types, the control is expressed over others, while the more passive body type such as Lunar, expresses this as resistance to others. Lunar Body Types "hate" to be forced into, manipulated, victimized, told what to do, etc. However, the Lunar Body Type "loves" to have something to bump up against, to orbit around, to serve this need for resistance. This can turn into a nightmare of push/pull that can feel as if one is torn apart, or it can be understood as a dynamic that is invigorating, revealing, and full of mysterious discoveries. So to let the energies of this Body Type unleashed into full flow and health is to let yourself have your resistances, have your push/pull events, have your person, persons, or events against which you bump up against as a way to define yourself. These are not "bad" things. They are not always fun or easy, but they are PART of the dynamic of who you are. The "kid in you" loves to rebel. Loves to feel the security of an orbit, the sense of light from other sources being shined upon you, because you have a "dark side" that is always yours. No one will take that from you. No one will define that for you. It is untouched by anyone but you. So there is some amount of thrill, joy, and revelation gained from the exposure you allow as a large part of your life. Like the Moon, it can be easy to be caught in the gravity of another person, another person's life, and then this gives you something to rebel against, to stand against, to express and experience power and control. This may sound like a terrible set up that can be painful and bewildering, and it can be, but it does not have to be. For most evolving Lunar Body Types there is a process of going from static orbit, to rebellious retaliation and reaction, to profound appreciation and trust. The Lunar Body Type in its healthiest arc of development is like a microcosmic cycle of growth through dependency, rebellion, independence, then peace (trust). So to bring the healthiest angle of the Lunar Body Type into your days, it can be meaningful to first accept that you gain something from those who are more active in their expression of control and power because this helps you to cultivate your own. Then accept this power and control as something that is not static, and it is not something you will probably ever exert over someone else, but you DO HAVE IT. And it is yours. You may not change anyone else, but you get to use it for yourself. Once the Lunar Body Type owns his sense of power and control, then the process of independence and peace begins. The difference between dependency and rebellion, and independence and peace, is that one is an unconscious process of accessing power and control, while the other is conscious. The first two are reaction, and the latter are response. And no matter how resistant or pulled you may feel, it can be helpful to remember that you were never lost in any of it. There was always a consistent "you" involved that is like that symbolic "dark side" of the Moon, untouched, pure, and raw. You were never lost. You simply found all of you. That wholeness is the foundation for that peace that would continue to grow.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks -- July 2009] [Question] what are the 7 levels of real essence contact? [Michael Entity] Becoming more intimate and aware of your Essence could be described by these 7 stages below. We are describing them in terms of the level of consciousness brought to the process of Choice. ONE: Conscious Choice: if you are aware that you are making a choice, you are at least within the first stage of Essence contact TWO: Self-Nurturing Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, and that your choices are intended to nurture yourself, then you are at least within the second stage of Essence Contact. THREE: Pleasurable Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, that your choices are intended to nurture, and that your navigation is pointed toward pleasurable experiences, then you are within at least the third stage of Essence Contact. FOUR: Causal Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, that your choices are intended to nurture, that your navigation is intended to bring pleasure and that all of this can be considered in the context of its impact on others and your probabilities (future), then you are at least within the 4th stage of Essence Contact. FIVE: Truthful Choices: building upon the previous four levels or stages, we would describe the 5th stage as that of being incapable of deceiving yourself or others, or making choices based upon lies that you have come to rely upon as truths about yourself or others in ways that cause harm, isolation, pain, boredom, or lack of fulfillment. We rarely see a full movement into or beyond this 5th stage. SIXTH: Trustful Choices: building upon the previous 5 stages, this stage describes a sense of peace and trust, not only in your personal awareness and sense of capabilities within the life but upon your Essence as a part of your resource for knowledge and history. This is not a blindness or moments of leaping into the unknown, but of a deep peace that your intuition and inner guidance are exactly what is appropriate for you, and that if you were to discover differently, you would trust that you simply recalibrate. SEVEN: Playful Choice: this is a level of living that builds upon the previous 6 levels and has no fear. Fear is used as a form of information, not imprisonment or paralyzation. It is a deep recognition of your existence before, within, and beyond this Personality and lifetime, and life is then experienced as a massive opportunity to play, whatever that may mean for you. There are other ways to describe these 7 stages of intimacy and embrace of Essence by Personality, but this is one way that is applicable and valid.
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    This was originally posted by Martha on 3/16/15. MICHAEL: Entity Two is often referred to as Pandora or Persephone.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: November 2009] [Question] Hello Michael, I know that several of us here today are Cadre 1 Entity 2, could you elaborate on how this cadre/entity is manifesting itself, what we are teaching in our current global community? [Michael Entity] Cadre 1, Entity 2 appears to be manifesting itself, as usual, in the struggle and implementation of Stability over Balance. Nearly every fragment from that Entity over the physical age of 20 has “pulled back from life” in a way that is figuratively holding Balance in one hand, and Stability in the other. All Entity 2s struggle within the spectrum between Balance and Stability, and eventually the Entity, collectively, “gets it” and a wave of realization moves among the members. Currently, the majority of Entity 2 members of Cadre 1 appear to be in a state of limbo, unsure of how to go forward with Stability in “the real world.” Withdrawing from life, so to speak, has given the glimpses of Stability that can now begin to make sense as feasible. How to bring that back out into the world of “living life” still escapes most of the members currently exploring this. What most Entity 2 members learn to do is the equivalent of placing two feet on a plank of wood that rests on a ball, teetering and rocking and rolling on that ball, feet planted squarely, and as long as one does not fall, it passes as Stability. However, all energy goes into just staying atop the ball, and this tends to be exhausting, and most eventually “fall” (get ill, have an accident, move into crisis) as a means to just get some rest, because despite the fact that those experiences are often traumatic, they at least offer a stability that is not a part of life when balancing atop the ball. Stability is when the ball is removed, and both feet are, figuratively. on solid ground. We describe this to you as a process, and not as one way being better than another. Many Entity 2 members will gladly state how exciting the Balance on the ball can be, and the “falling off” gives life meaning. Balance is a state that requires division within for the sake of managing the life. Stability is when the life comes into a state of wholeness that does not require compartmentalization, division, juggling, etc. We know many members of Entity 2 are extremists. Extremism is a form of Balance, going from one extreme to another on a regular basis. All or Nothing. Eventually the realization comes that life does not have to be “all or nothing.” This spectrum of manifestation described for Entity 2 is not unfamiliar to many fragments who are not a part of an Entity 2, so this information may be applicable to you, regardless of your Entity number. However, our descriptions for Entity themes do describe the inherent, condensed, and consistent priorities of an Entity within a Cadre. Entity 2 of Cadre 1 is currently themed in the reality and implementation of “growing up,” or being a “grown up,” regardless of the age of the Personality. Stability, “growing up,” and manifesting Soul Age, which has regularly been equated with something akin to death for many in Entity 2, is now starting to be seen as something appealing, even if that appeal is confusing. The teachings of Entity 2, then, could be described as themed in “how to sustain and nurture innocence and joy along with the process of maturing.”
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    [Excerpt from Blind Spots of Attitude] MEntity: REALIST The Realist, basically, sees life FOR WHAT IT IS. Sometimes "it sucks" and sometimes it does not. When the Realist is in the Positive Pole, it is not personal. They are OBJECTIVE. Life happens. Choices have consequences. Actions have impact. Feelings are important, but not the truth. The Realist knows all of this and interprets life and experiences accordingly. It can be quite obvious when the Realist falls into Subjectivity because then things become personal. The Objectivity is lost and Subjectivity is in effect. The distance and clarity is lost in favor of how personal something has become. When things get personal for the Realist, it is unnerving, disorienting, and even paralyzing, though sometimes a lashing out can occur to help force a false distance to return. By "personal" we mean that the individual can no longer see himself or herself as PART of a dynamic, but begin to see themselves as sucked into middle or as the focus of the dynamic The Realist in the Negative Pole can be quite obvious as their defenses tend to rise quite high. But as the soul grows older, the Realist can begin to recognize these defenses and transform a "personal" experience so that it moves from being Subjective to being Objective, and the Realist is returned to be a part of the dynamic, instead of the focus or center of it. But the Blind Spot of the Realist is INCONVENIENCE. The older soul Realist can navigate the precarious balance between Objectivity and Subjectivity, but heaven forbid you interfere with their convenience. This can "set them off" into Subjectivity faster than even your pressing and imposing problems that spill unwelcomed into their space. The more inconvenient you are, the more you can send the Realist into the Negative Pole. The more inconvenienced the Realist, the more he or she can feel he or she has been imposed upon in ways that lock them into Subjectivity. We do not say this mockingly. It is not a superficial term we use here. Convenience is a prized state that the Realist works hard to secure in his or her life. They know life can be hard, so they hone the life into ways, paths, and patterns that uphold the quality and benefit of convenience. This is a natural byproduct of having such an Attitude, and it is a healthy response to the acknowledgement of the range of experience that life can bring. Hardship and struggle WILL happen, so why not secure as many conveniences as possible to help balance that out. This helps the Realist, then, remain Objective. But it can become their Blind Spot, as well. If inconvenienced, Subjectivity can take hold, and then the defenses come up.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2008-05-14] [Question] I am at a cross road in my life path. I am a healer and I don’t know where to go in my life at this moment. I am thinking of moving to New Mexico, but in my heart I want to create and set up a healing center. Also who the heck am I really? What did I come here to do in this life? [Michael Entity] Though we cannot respond to you in any way that is direct and personal through this format, we can say to the last question, in general, that you “came here” to do what you want. There are no assignments. There is only choice. There are ideas that Essence has before the life begins, but these are only ideas, not assignments or anything one could interpret as a “purpose.” You are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn. It really is that simple. In terms of “who am I, really?” we can only say that this question can never have a conclusive answer. All of the answers that we could give or that you could give would be indications and symptoms of who you are, but WHO you are is not so easily defined. You are a conglomeration; an ever-changing creation; a witness to the varying ways of being that you try on. In other words, you are who you feel and think you are at any given moment. If you are confused, be confused. It’s not permanent. If you are lonely, be lonely. It’s not permanent. If you are happy, be happy. It’s not permanent. But these things are “who you are” at the moment. What most fragments do is spend more time on the past or future of themselves so that they miss the moment of who they are. That is all you can ever be: who you are in the moment. And it changes. To answer this more specifically, we would have to speak with you outside of this format, but we can say that your cross-roads is merely an opportunity for creating the path that you most wish to pursue. We would say that you are quite clear about what you wish to do, but simply fear the obstacles that might be ahead. Our telling you that you are “on the right path” will not remove those obstacles. The only thing that can help in clearing your path is your enthusiasm and trust in yourself as you take your next steps. We have more to say on this subject, if sought through another format.
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    September, 2008 The 9 Pillars aka “trues” Many of you have heard “True Work (Life Task);” “True Play;” True Rest;” and “True Study.” These are known as the 4 “Pillars of Vitality.” They create a quadrant. These were the most immediately applicable for most of our students once there is comprehension of the Overleaves. In fact, none of the “trues” are very practical if the Overleaves are not validated, accurate, and understood. True Work, or the Life Task, is the core of each Quadrant. This is because the Life Task is anchored to the Goal for the life in the Overleaves and its fulfillment pulls from all layers and dimensions of the Personality, Essence, and Life. The initial triad of Play, Rest, and Study is the first ring of support for the Life Task or Goal of the life, creating the most immediate quadrant. True Work and Life Task can be used interchangeably, though some of our channels and students prefer differentiating the two. True Work is a listing of suggestions for how to fulfill the Life Task through action, but these suggestions often work against the idea of the Life Task because the list is taken literally and is often given as various occupations. All suggestions for any “True” are meant as just that, suggestions, and not as a limited list of assignments. All “Trues” are relative to the current Personality and its relationship with Essence, Others, and Life. “Trues” are not static, even within a lifetime. “Trues” are assessed as a collection of factors that include the history of Essence in other Bodies (past lives), the original intent of the Essence for the lifetime, and the current intent of the Personality. Considering all of these factors helps to generate a self-sustaining matrix through which both Essence and Personality can function and manifest within the Physical Plane. The first quadrant of “Trues” is the Personal Quadrant, or Pillars of Vitality, and they are True Work, True Play, and True Rest, of course (adding the Life Task creates the quadrant). If these are addressed, the Personality co-creates with Essence and feels alive, dynamic, and directed. The awareness and benefit is of the immediate well-being of self. While this quadrant is of use at any point in the process of lifetimes, this quadrant is usually of primary implementation and development during from Mid-Young Soul cycle through Mid-Mature Soul cycle. The second quadrant of Trues is the Community Quadrant, or Pillars of Harmony. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that includes consideration of consequences, impact, and exchanged effects on the self as it exists within a body, environment, and community. These Trues are known as True Home, True Health, and True Spirit. While this quadrant is of benefit to know at any point during the incarnational cycles, it is most often implemented and developed from Mid-Mature to Mid-Old Soul. True Home is any variable or element within the immediate environment outside of the Body that tends to create an exchange of harmony. True Home can be described as geographical locations or “zones,” or in terms of elements such as general weather, temperature, types of nature, colors, etc. For the most part, True Home may tend to be a combination of two Zones. There are 7 Zones: “Ocean,” “Desert,” “Wilderness,” “Jungle,” “Plains,” “Urban,” and “Mountain.” One does not have to relocate in order to implement the benefit of True Home. If one’s True Home is in the “Desert Zone,” for example, even if one is geographically located in an “Urban Zone,” decorative elements can be used in the immediate environment to draw in the energy of the Desert Zone. In fact, the type of nature, colors, weather, and temperatures that can help to describe True Home could be said to all be extensions from one of the 7 Zones. Creating one’s True Home can help one to feel in harmony with his immediate environment in a way that brings more of Essence and Personality into the community. True Health is a description using percentages of emphasis that one might consider for optimum physical health in terms of interaction with the environment. These percentages are suggested as divided among 7 categories that describe a physical body’s “diet.” These 7 categories are described by as Exercising, Feeding, Socializing, Sleeping, Schooling, Entertaining, Meditating. One’s True Health may have more of an emphasis of percentage on Feeding, Sleeping, and Socializing as a means to support health, over someone else who might have higher percentages in Schooling, Entertaining, and Meditating. ALL categories are addressed in the daily life of a Personality, but being aware of what most immediately and effectively supports the overall health, one can sustain well-being and balance within the exchanges between the body and community. We can suggest percentages across all 7, but a more practical approach might be to simply be aware that ones True Health could be described as a combination of 2 or 3 categories of emphasis. True Spirit is one’s medium within an environment for encouraging expression of Essence more fully. There are 7 media: Independently-Mobile Beings (e.g. animals), Dependently-Immobile Beings (e.g. plants), Ritual, Labor, Arts, Technology, and Communication. One’s True Spirit is usually a combination of 2 or 3 media. There are 7 “zones,” “diets,” and “media” in the above because they are on the level of interaction with environment and community, and this lends itself to a sort of structuring that is unique to this quadrant. The last quadrant could be described as the Planetary Quadrant, or the Pillars of Transformation. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that contributes to the evolution of the self, the planet, and sentience. These are True Love, True Core, and True Gift. While these can be important at any point during a cycle of lives, it is during the Old Soul Age that these begin to feel vital to comprehend. True Love is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together to generate Agape from Personality and Essence into the world. True Core is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for embedding one’s Truth into the world. True Gift is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for amplifying one’s Courage into the world. When any of our students ask us about these 9 Trues, or 3 Quadrants/Pillar groups, our responses are always our interpretation and suggestion, but we encourage our students to validate and discover their own interpretations and suggestions. Each Quadrant or group of Pillars would do well to have more elaborate attention.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: September 2008] [Question] I would like clarification re: the 9/12 “Trues”. There are 9 Trues PLUS Life Task/True Work, but the 9 Trues are actually grouped in threes with the True Work to make 3 quadrates. Does that mean there are 3 different aspects to the Life Task/True Work depending on it’s quadrate, thus making 12 Trues, 3 of which are variants of True Work? or is it 9 Trues plus 1 True Work/Life Task? which would make 10 trues . . . [Michael Entity] Both angles of interpretation would work. Technically, there are 9 “Trues” made up of 3 Triads of support for the Life Task in various contexts of “Personal,” “Community,” and “Planetary.” The phrase “True Work” was a kind of shorthand as the original concept was delivered in a consistent way to describe the Personal Quadrate and was interpreted by some as indicating a separate concept from Life Task. However, it is valid to say that the Life Task can be described through various suggestions under a title of “True Work” and each could be more specific to the different Quadrates. In other words, the Life Task would remain the same as an overall arc of description, but methods of action for manifesting the Life Task could be described in terms of True Work on a Personal level, a Community level, and a Planetary level. [Question] so in a sense all 9 Trues combine together as supportive elements of the Life Task which is the summation of the 9 Trues? [Michael Entity] We describe the three Triads as each supporting the Life Task, but the ultimate pattern is one of progressive, though non-linear, evolution, or pyramidal evolution. Any system of 9 is a pyramidal form of evolution in our system, such as the 9 Needs. When a fragment’s Life Task tends to be on a Personal Level, the “base” is built from the Personal Quadrate, or Pillars of Vitality. When a fragment’s Life Task tends to be on a Community Level, the base is built from the Community Quadrate, or Pillars of Harmony. When a fragment’s Life Task tends to be on a Planetary Level, the base is built from the Planetary Quadrate, or Pillars of Transformation. However one “builds” or visualizes this pyramid of evolution, there will be tiers of development that eventually address all Quadrates. We have much more to say about this subject, but will move on for now. [NOTE FROM TROY: Michael also shared this image for me as a way to understand this “pyramid,” so I mocked up a copy as best I could. For some of the advanced students, note that the Life Task/True Works are Action; Play, Health, and Core are Expression; Rest, Spirit, and Love are Inspiration; Study, Home, and Gift are Assimilation. See attached image or the image above, if it shows properly. The image isn't static, either, but rotates as necessary or depending on a person's emphasis.]
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