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  1. 7 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2001] [ClaireN] Would Michael please comment on the nature and origin of depression and any suggestions to overcome it? [Michael_Enitity] The nature of depression is in the insistence to resist the life force of that life, a resignation and emotional suicide. Its origins, of course, are in the Chief Feature of the individual. Depression is one of a few, but serious, experiences wherein the life is learning much about ASKING for help. There is no other solution for depression except in the asking for, acceptance of, and openness to help. Depression is usually the result of severe neglect from sources expected to be foundations for that fragment. In nearly all cases we have seen, there is a consistent belief that the fragment is utterly alone, which is linked directly to the removal of or lack of a profound source within that life. Depression is Grief without Truth. Grief is the healing of Truths realized, but depression is the lack of realizing those truths. Although herbal and synthetic substances can balance the chemical makeup of the brain to allow other thought processes, they are only temporary tools. The fragment must learn to reevaluate where in the life a true source can be counted on, namely the self, which can then be extended from there. This reevaluation requires outside support, though, and it is not a weakness to allow strong compassion and empathy to come into the life when depressed. We will clarify “source” here as meaning anything that fragment has labeled consciously or unconsciously as being an archetypal, literal, or symbolic Mother or Father. Though this topic can be delved into far more, this is a relevant and appropriate response for now.
  2. 7 points
    [From TT: POF session 2013-04-01] [Oscar] Hey Michael =) I think it has been channeled that the person and life of Jesus Christ as we know it (from the Bible and other stories) is an amalgam of several persons/stories. I would like to know which persons and/or stories, and how they were amalgamated into the stories which are in the Bible. I'd like to use my allotted time for this. [MEntity] We have two responses for this: limiting the event to the validity of the man who was Jesus, stories were spread and extrapolated and retold in ways that incorporated fantasy, hearsay, and eagerness to claim witness to significant events. It was not so much that there were any specific people that could be isolated as reference, but that, like any popular event, the stories will grow with embellishment over time. [MEntity] In addition to these embellishments was an overlapping, or imposing, of previous stories already known, but now attributed to a more personal icon. Those stories were of Osiris, already circulating strongly in the cultures of the time, and used to make sense of the evolving importance placed on this Manifestation. [MEntity] Imagine someone in your time (named "Steve") having a profound message, having it cause a tremendous upset and uproar, but your never really having had any way to meet this person. You hear stories that he can fly, that he can lift great weights, and that he had a hidden identity. The lore of Superman, previously enjoyed only as fiction and fun, now comes to be attributed to this actual figure. [MEntity] So the lore of Superman comes to be the lore of Steve. [MEntity] The lore of Osiris became the lore of Jesus. [Oscar] So what was the real story of his life? [MEntity] Most of the humble beginnings are valid, except for the virgin birth, of course, and the growing conflict within regarding the concept of innocence and sin, prompted by his mother's influence and teaching. [MEntity] Being amid the poverty and suffering while watching divisions grow in society that seemed geared toward punishing and oppressing the poor, or invoking wars among them, the notion of the simple solution of "love one another" came to be upheld as his mission to secure. [MEntity] This was not sappy, or without details, but a serious attempt to encourage responsibility for one another, not just the self, or those similar to self. [MEntity] Over his life, as greater conflict grew within over these anomalies of behavior among people, he turned to the influences of his parents' who were part of the Essene communities of the time. [MEntity] Through his devotion of study and mastery of the Essene school of thought, along with the teachings of his parents', his empathy and compassion was brought to extreme levels of sensitivity. This extended to animals, and the body, and not just to fellow Humans, hence the strict vegetarian diet, regular fasting, and meditation. [MEntity] The Essene were not as strict against the killing of animals for food until Jesus entered for study, so we know this influence was left in ways that were adapted further by later students. [MEntity] The difficulty with hosting an Infinite Soul is that, despite all of the various experiences and challenges that the Personality and Essence take on in the journey to understand, the Logos/Pathos/Ethos ends up as such simplicity that it seems an easy, obvious, and accessible concept for the host to spread as far and as wide as possible. [MEntity] The teaching of Jesus, then, in its simplicity, gave him some amount of confidence and courage. It was not complicated to him. And because he slowly grew to surround himself with those who practiced the teaching, it became increasingly difficult to comprehend the growing hatred for him. [MEntity] He decided to take on great powers beyond him for the sake of his message, and was willing to deal with the consequences, presuming innocently that there would come a realization, a connection, a resonance to his own suffering, if it came to that, because he had so easily grasped the empathy for others' suffering. [MEntity] This is how the myth for his "dying for our sins" came to be. He was willing to suffer so that empathy could be generated, but not for the sake of taking on the burden of "sin" for eternity. [Oscar] What were those great powers? [MEntity] He knew that animals had no choice, no voice to Humans, but that he could endure more and voice that suffering in ways that could be heard, trusting in the humanity at the core of every human. [MEntity] "Great powers," as in the great authorities at the time. [Oscar] ah ok [MEntity] For the most part, his life was spent only trying to generate empathy, for animals, for the body/self, and for each other. This was at the heart of his "love one another, " and his solution to warring, poverty, and social injustices. [MEntity] Keep in mind that empathy was a profound concept at the time, among a Baby Soul mindset. Though this shift was working toward Young, the Logos/Pathos/Ethos will never aim low, since it is based in truth, love, energy. It cannot be. So while empathy may be seem to be well outside of the range of the Baby and Young for implementation, it is not. No Logos, Ethos, or Pathos is beyond any Soul Age for comprehension and application in some way. [MEntity] For the most part, his life was spent only trying to generate empathy, for animals, for the body/self, and for each other. This was at the heart of his "love one another, " and his solution to warring, poverty, and social injustices. [MEntity] The start of the hosting of the Infinite Soul began as he moved through the region of Judea, drawing the crowds that were unprecedented. [MEntity] We can continue to break down the life of the individual fragement's life into further details in other exchanges. Our response here was from a broader perspective of key elements, but for the most part, he had a "normal" life, except that his consciousness would not allow for him to look the other way, to ignore injustices, or to presume that intentional or unconscious causes of suffering was an acceptable part of life. [Oscar] What was the manner of Jesus' death and at what age did he die? [MEntity] Most versions of this fragment died naturally in his 50's and 60's after retreating back to studies, sanctuary, and safety with the Essene, raising a family, and fulfilling all Internal Monads. The deaths were fairly consistently that of age-related slowing of the body and its functions. [MEntity] Some died from complications of wounding, but most did not. [Oscar] Did he travel abroad, or stay in the Palestine area? [MEntity] His travel was fairly limited and did not include any travel abroad. [MEntity] Representatives who felt inclined to pose as him, or to represent his teachings, did travel as a means to help spread the teaching.
  3. 6 points
    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: August 2014] Kurtis: Hi Michael, in the OMW section of this site I found some nifty information on how Aggression and Power Modes evolve intimacy. ... I was wondering if you could provide the same info for how the other modes evolve intimacy like those examples. Particularly Observation, Passion and Reserve, as most students here are or slide to those modes. MEntity: Reserve evolves in intimacy through layers of reveal. It must be experienced and processed as layers, not as a dive into a deep pool, but as a cool or warm sip at a time.
  4. 4 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: August 1999] [M6] could we have an update on the manifestation of the Infinite soul? [Michael_Entity] We do not see full manifestation of the Infinite Soul anywhere on the planet currently, though there are 2 fragments that are “ready”, and 3 more will follow when the first two have begun. At least 5 manifestations will show that we have heard. These manifestations will include a young child apparently. The United States will most likely take the Teachings of either the child, a Priest son of a single parent female Server, or the Teachings of a female Sage. [bn] So the IS intends to manifest in more than one individual at the same time? Has this been done before? [Michael_Entity] We believe Buddha and Christ overlapped in impact, though not so closely. This is part of why you have “east” and “west”. We doubt the latest manifestations will be so easily used to segregate the world. [bn] Is the IS manifesting in 5 individuals due to the population or is this tied more to the lessons to bring? [Michael_Entity] Both.
  5. 4 points
    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2009] [QUESTION] what is Michael's definition of real purpose / real task / real mission - is this something that is contractual between our essence/and, our fragment and, essence will come in to communicate it to us... it seems that this "real work" occurs for fragments between the 4th I.M. and, 5th I.M., does it have 7 levels of operation ??? and, if so, what are they ??? maybe some people do it before the 4th-and, starting of the 5th - and, do it throughout their lives [Michael Entity] We would think our phrase of "Life Task" may be of relevance here, and we would define that as "the original motivation for the physical form and for the dynamics of the Personality." There are no contracts in this case, but there are intentions and agreements that are helped along by Essence until the Personality is no longer interested. The Life Task is what Essence intended to experience in the lifetime through this particular Personality. What Essence intends NEVER overrides what Personality decides. Essence has no urgency for these intentions because it is fully aware of the fact that it can create another lifetime and body for trying again. In addition to the option for creating new lifetimes for the intent of a task, there are also parallel branches within a single lifetime where, more often than not, at least one version of "you" does co-create the life with Essence and fulfill the task. Essence will never impose its vision upon the Personality beyond the original motivation and design. Most Personalities can determine their Life Task quite easily because it is more often than not something they already do. The Life Task is a primary consideration in the design of Personality, so whether one experiences the fulfillment of that task, or merely develops fruitless habits and patterns, the clues would still be there. If one is not already doing something related to the Life Task, then clues are usually found in what one WISHES one were doing. It is valid that the 4th Internal Monad is usually the stage within the life when a fragment truly questions the alignment of self with soul, or life with essence, or path with presence, depending on the spirituality of the individual. There are 7 stages to the process of fulfilling the Life Task and they correspond to the 7 stages within the 4th Internal Monad. We will include those in the final transcript. [See The 7 Stages of the 4th Internal Monad.] [QUESTION] How is life task related to self karma. Are they the same? [Michael Entity] The Life Task is related to Self-Karma only insofar as Self-Karma is an obstacle to the fulfillment of the Life Task. They are not interlocked, but some fragments can find the distractions of Self-Karma to block or deflect any sense of fulfillment of the Task. Many are capable of managing both the Life Task and the work of Self-Karma, especially if the Life Task is in an unrelated life context from the Self-Karma. [QUESTION] Is there only one life task, or is there typically a bundle of tasks to be completed? [Michael Entity] Some choose to have an arcing Life Task with several tasks to build upon, but the concept of the Life Task is a singular context as a whole. It would help to think of the Life Task as a QUALITY sought to be experienced, much like the Goal is. In fact, the Life Task is simply a more focused detail of the Goal.
  6. 3 points
    [Excerpted from Michael Speaks: Living as Essence.] MEntity: Today we will speak to you about "living as Essence," or "manifesting Essence," which essentially translates into living from the Positive Poles of your Overleaves. What we will share today is relative to the Essence Roles, so your particular dynamic of Overleaves is not relevant to how one's Essence Manifests, as there are consistencies to the core qualities of each Role. However, because of your own Overleaves' dynamics, you may find variations on what we share. ... If one thinks of each life being a story, then what we can do to help each of you understand how you live as Essence is to put this in light of the story of your life. ... We will begin with SERVERS: For Servers, the question for helping to determine the degree to which the Personality is living as Essence might be found in the question: IS THIS THE STORY I WANT TO SHARE? For Servers, the concept of sharing in the life story is vital. Servers wish deeply and sometimes desperately to share his or her story. The Servers want their stories to be shared, but there is a craving for that to be with just one person, one trusted, confident person. This passive or active wait for the "right person" to share in the life story can keep the Server in a state of limbo for a long time. They will share a little with some, with a few, and depending on the Overleaves, share this openly or with more guardedness, but the sense of truly sharing the story is kept out of sight until that "right person" is found. This can lead the Servers to be over-sharers or under-sharers. In an effort to share, Servers can share in the most mundane and tedious of ways that mimic sharing, but does not truly let sharing happen. It is just to fill the space and time between themselves and another person. On the other hand, some Servers may barely make themselves known even in the midst of a crowd, just to avoid sharing because it is deemed pointless unless it is truly sharing. So Servers can tend to share in ways that either speak to desperation, or they can share in ways that speak to loneliness. So if the Server can ask, "IS THIS THE STORY I WANT TO SHARE?" the Server can be more conscious of the story being shared. Do I really want a story of loneliness shared? Do I really want a story of desperation shared? Keep in mind that we are using the term "share" here very specifically. And this is where the Server can find he or she is leaving Essence out of the picture. Because the Server can get so caught up in protecting or pushing his or her own story, that he or she forgets that there are so many other stories around him or her. She forgets that she can ask about others' stories. She forgets that sharing is not one-sided. The more a Server can find pleasure in the stories of others, the more the Server finds that he or she can share in various ways, not just in one preconceived and protected way. So for the Server to live as Essence, the Server must aim for a way to SHARE in the story, not just wait for someone to share it with, or scatter the sharing so much that it is empty.
  7. 3 points
    Originally posted by Nicholas on September 28, 2011, and edited by Troy on November 23, 2015 Note: Original post in Yahoo list on June 20, 2001. Original note from Nicholas: Channeling from TLE Yahoo Group Archives on MODES & RELATIONSHIPS!!! Hello, all. Some of you who have been studying w/ the Michaels (through Troy) for a while may be familiar with this piece...but it is the first time I have come across it! I found it in the old TLE Yahoo Group archives. Some great info about how our modes work in interaction with others. Enjoy! MICHAEL: One of the areas that seems to be of most interest to those of you on the Physical Plane, regardless of your Soul Age, is your attractiveness, your matedness, and your levels of Intimacy shared, especially with your own species. It is one thing to drop all barriers with your Dog, or other companion animal, and quite another to engage in this exchange of Intimacy with another Human. Part of the reason for this nagging pull is simply because on one level you realize you “should” be able to interact and engage with others of your species without obstacles. This naive vision is not the case in “real life”. The obstacles to Intimacy is better understood when you stop to realize that you have evolved through a Young Soul phase on your planet for quite some time. Routines have been put in place where isolation was necessary and engaged in willingly so as to promote less compassion, less interaction intimately. With this lack of Intimacy, strides could be made without concern for the harm done to other fragments. Whether an Old Soul or not, you will still have imprinting from this influence, particularly in the U.S., even if it’s just an undertone in your environment. It is frightening to Personality to “reach out” since Other may be “out to get you” or Other may or may not be “worth it”. For Old Souls, “reaching out” sometimes surfaces unconscious or conscious memories registered from other Soul Age Cycles. These experiences may have been devastating, in that your own actions or those of another created or attracted harm on some level. Since you are primarily an aggressive species, physical pain (which, we remind you, is primarily the condensation of emotional pain) is easier to access; therefore Fragments lean toward negative experiences as references for future interaction because pain is valued as a much more tangible memory. This is yet another example of your own species' "hardwiring" that Essence must work to "rise above" as Sentience. Your Essence strives to accomplish Intimacy while on the physical plane in physical bodies. Many of you may reason and dismiss this as trivial when compared to larger tasks or daily routines, but Intimacy is a profound experience and one that could be deemed an ultimate goal for the Essence throughout its Grand Cycle. Having Essence Recognition within or between you and another is Ecstasy to the soul and the only form of true evolution. It is a penetrating experience regardless of brevity or lengthiness. Essence strives for this in any way possible whether through sexual contact, short-term interaction, long-term mate agreements, serial monogamy, promiscuity, chatting to a stranger in line at the grocer’s, etc. Most frenetic movement between partners and relationships whether sexual or not, is a result of resistance to intimacy and the obvious need for Essence’s “fix”. In truth, the biological vehicle, you as Personality, would literally die without contact of some sort that Essence could register as valid and intimate. A brush with someone at the airport making you smile can sustain you for weeks or months. Those moments are “fed” to Essence and by default you are automatiåcally aligned within. That example is one form of Essence Recognition. We mention this since a lot you find Intimacy to be a secondary or trivial pursuit in the shadow of your tasks and daily routines. This couldn’t be further from what your Essence strives and your own compulsion to seek it reveals this importance. What we are going to speak about today is in regards to what you find attractive about a person in general, what is first found attractive about you and how this attraction plays out or is sustained. This is from the most superficial to the most profound. We will define Attraction here as what draws Personality to Personality in pursuit of Essence Contact, or Intimacy. We will also elaborate here and say that when Attraction occurs in its many forms it is always about what is “missing” and being sought by Personality. This is a clever and efficient method for Essence to move Personality toward contact. Though it is true each of you contain or have access to all “answers”, or that each of you are really “one” with all, this does not negate the event of Intimacy and the longing for contact. Inherent in the Personality is “pieces missing”, “longings” or “questions”, however you choose to interpret your map towards Intimacy; they all lead to opportunities for contact. From the stance of the Tao, as we perceive this game, your resisting or neglecting Intimacy is likened to writing a book and not reading it; the Tao relies heavily on our yearning for contact as it experiences itself through us. All of this is not to put pressure on an individual to “find someone” or to present a picture of any importance; this is simply from our perception and the perceptions we have experienced in sharing with many Essences. You may choose any partner, multiple partners, your friends, your children, your companion animals, your backyard, your home, your selves, your souls, anything as opportunities for Intimacy. What we wish to convey here is that it is part of the dynamic fabric of your Universe and disregarding it can be a source of many troubles while Human. To avoid, ignore, or reject Intimacy, even choosing apathy, are all valid and part of the process of exploring Intimacy. They just don’t “feel” as good to Personality or Essence. Intimacy is a large topic to indulge in, but for convenience and specificity, here we are only speaking primarily of attraction between Personalities. The MODE in the Overleaves System is the first thing you “see” in another and what you first present to another, in most cases. It is similar to the astrological Ascendant. First contact of any level of intimacy (speaking, touching, sex, dinner, small gatherings) is almost always in the context of this Overleaf. It is best to understand, if you choose, that ALL of your Overleaves are being used at all times. They are unable to be disconnected or isolated, but certain Overleaves ARE presented or highlighted for certain purposes as leverage to access or utilize other Overleaves more effectively. In the case of interaction and intimacy, you mostly enter through the Mode, and then move to other Overleaves as ways of revealing yourself depending on the context of the exchange, karma, history, etc. Regardless of what Overleaves your relationship explores, your first important contact will be through Modes. The moment you move into an intimate or public setting, as soon as you gauge an exchange, you highlight your Mode. Each Overleaf resonates to a Center, and each set of Overleaves (Attitudes, Body types, Roles, etc.) covers all seven centers. Rather than explain the system, we will simply share and allow the information to reveal itself. Now, even though each Overleaf resonates to a Center, or Chakra, it is a separate influence from the actual CENTERING. We can mix, add, combine and analyze all the various influences of the Overleaf System, but for now we are simply discussing the MODE. We will also note here, and will again at the end, that there is a definite pattern of “entrance” to each other. Based on your Mode, you may or may not seek a person’s Goal, Attitude, Soul Age, etc. We will return to this topic another day. This initial exchange lasts through a great portion of stages toward Intimacy, but is not a constant. Before going into detail, here are the MODES and the corresponding Chakra/Center, in order of Chakra sequence: 1) RESERVED – INSTINCTIVE 2) CAUTION – HIGHER MOVING 3) PERSEVERANCE – MOVING 4) OBSERVATION – EMOTIONAL 5) POWER – INTELLECTUAL 6) PASSION – HIGHER EMOTIONAL 7) AGGRESSION – HIGHER INTELLECTUAL For purposes of reference and review, here are the Modes as they appear in the Overleaf System along with their “partner” Mode (axis). RESERVED/PASSION CAUTION/POWER PERSEVERANCE/AGGRESSION OBSERVATION We will highlight first what is attractive TO a Mode, what is attractive ABOUT a Mode, and last, a brief comment on the dynamics of interaction between them. We’ll start with Reserve Mode and it resonates to the Instinctive Center. Those of you in Reserve Mode are drawn to the “roots” of another individual, your past lives shared, you are more willing and likely to rely on or refer to “past” associations for your identification of each other. You have almost direct, unconscious access to your SOUL, hence the choice for RESERVE. You are Restrained in your output of Essence as you reveal only what is “necessary” for another to “see”. Since you have this vast place to draw from, it makes sense that you would not want another to be overwhelmed, but instead to share what is relevant. In the Negative Pole, you feel overwhelmed, yourself, and Inhibit your output to a point of near-invisibility and can lead to an Automatic pilot type of interaction with others. In the Positive Pole you are not only Restrained, but also highly AWARE of Other. Reserve Mode is then most attracted to an individual’s history, from this lifetime or other’s. This Mode, in the context of our system, “enters” Other through their CENTERING. What others find most attractive about Reserve is their ability to bring focus out of the chaos in Self. What this means simply is that when you find Reserve Mode to be attractive, it is most likely out of a desire to draw a specific sub-personality, facet, or historic memory to the surface for exploration and/or healing. Caution Mode relates to the Higher Moving Center. It can be a most frightening experience to the Personality to feel itself “splayed” throughout all things; therefore you Deliberately express portions of yourself, or allow only “pieces” of another individual into your space. This is a result of having to monitor your potential for “loss” of self. When you so easily and “secretly” connect with your environment, having lost your sense of self, Phobia results. This is all quite different than what is occurring in Reserve Mode. Whereas Reserve Mode is about “Facets of Soul”, Caution is about “Facets of Self”. Caution, then, is most attracted to a person’s sense of motivation; the more complete that is, the more attractive you are. In the context of our system, this Mode “enters” Other through the GOAL. Caution Mode has the potential to be the most sexual in our sense of the word: "moving in unison with something other than self." Of course, all beings have the potential for sexual intimacy in light of that definition and with anything, but Caution has a built-in wiring that allows a sense of Integration of their identity with another. It is highly attractive to Caution to find safe elimination of boundaries. When Caution is in Phobia, and has lost contact with self, or the ability to at least monitor expression, Desire can result (negative pole of Higher Moving). This simply means they are more likely to attract or be attracted to the SAMENESS of an individual, the familiarity. Mostly this will be a matching of “emptiness” and lead nowhere, but CAN lead to some breakthroughs. What is most attractive about Caution, then, is “Safety”. By this we mean that an individual attracted to Caution would be seeking some form of comfort in expressing self AS IS, and Caution can provide that forum. This may not make sense at first since this Mode has to do with Goals, but Goals are NOT about ACTION necessarily, but more about a STATE. Thus, when self trusts life AS IS, fulfillment can occur. Perseverance Mode relates to the Moving Center and IS probably one of the most sexual in the traditional sense, utilizing the body and physical tactics for interaction. Perseverance is concerned with Physical reality and the ramifications of actions; therefore they find what is most attractive in another confidence, or self-esteem. Perseverance as a Mode means making actions “count”, so it is especially attractive if your actions match you. You may speak confidently or “talk big, or sexy”, but your body, how it is held, how you interact is more telling to this Mode even if unconsciously. So, again, Perseverance is attracted to you as your physical expression and mannerisms. This is not superficial by any means, simply a valid medium and level of contact. What can be difficult for some fragments IS the superficiality of being “caught up” in ONLY the level of Physical Reality. This leads to an Unchanging definition of “beauty” and creates judgments, then leading to Chief Feature. In this case, this Mode is most likely to be Frenetic in their sex life and not be “satisfied”, indulging in it feverishly or relinquishing from it altogether. In our system, this Mode “enters” Other through the primary Body type Overleaf. What is most attractive about Perseverance is the same. When you are attracted to Perseverance it may be because you are seeking reflections of your own strengths. When negatively attracted, the results are merely physical and can lead to self-judgments, losing the whole “point”. Observation Mode, the most popular and obvious in your culture, is Emotionally centered. The popularity of this Overleaf and the influence of it’s imprinting (particularly from the Negative Pole), regardless of your own Mode, tends to justify WATCHING “love” pass by or Surveying life rather than participating in it. This lends Sentimentality (or attachments) to your exchanges rather than the use of your own Mode or the positive pole of the Emotional Center, Perception. Those in Observation Mode can “see” Other most clearly and many times will be content just watching, reading about, hearing about, or vicariously experiencing you. This, in itself, is only a limited capability of Observation. It may seem that Observation Mode, a neutral overleaf, could not be Emotionally Centered, but this bias is due to the misunderstanding of Emotions. That misunderstanding also perpetuates the confusion of those in Observation. Emotions allow you to PERCEIVE another, bypassing logic and physicality. It is one of the clearest and unbiased tools you have while being physical. It is thought that EMOTIONS are inaccurate or untrustworthy or inconvenient, but it is REACTIONS that usually pass as emotions. We will digress for a moment here, but we assure you it is relevant. Reactions are bodily functions and fueled by Intellect. Reactions are based on INTELLECTUAL discrepancies in behavior or events, not emotions. Even tears, for example, are the biological reaction to TRUTH, an Intellectual byproduct. All tears relate back to something that has been realized as TRUE, even if it is physical pain. Tears are often related to Emotions, if not exclusively, but it is an Intellectually centered event. Emotions, as they relate to Observation Mode, are about Resonance. Therefore, what is most attractive to Observation is their level of Resonance with you. In our system, this Mode “enters” Other through Other’s Mode. What is most attractive about Observation is the opportunity to be SEEN. When you seek a person in Observation, it is in light of choosing to be “validated”. When Negatively sought, it is merely to “get” this person to see how you WISH to be, not how you ARE. Power Mode presents themselves through Intellect and communication. When Power Mode seeks, it is attracted to your personally validated beliefs, your philosophies, and your viewpoints. When Power is insecure in their beliefs, they seek to build a false system of thought through Reasoning and Oppressing your own beliefs. They can then be attracted to those who have “false” beliefs, high insecurities, or undefined perceptions of life. When secure and comprehensive in their beliefs and communication, Power brings Authority and Insight to exchanges. Power Mode, in our system, “enters” Other through Attitude. What is most attractive about Power is the sense of consolidation of truths or ideas. When seeking a person in Power Mode, it is in lieu of recognition of your “place” in your mental environment and the want for confirmation, regardless of Soul Age. Whatever your Soul Age, if you are attracted to a Baby Soul in Power, it would be for Insight or Authority in understanding your “place” in the social structure. A Mature Soul in Power will provide in the context of “what emotions are for”, of course, and Old Souls in Power might provide exchange about you and the “scheme of things”. Passion Mode resonates with the Higher Emotional Center and has the greatest leaning towards just wanting to “love” everybody. Passion recognizes the inherent lessons found in knowing or exchanging with another and finds not only more love for self, but Self-actualization through Other as well. They are most attracted to the psychic life of another and tend to draw in the most bizarre and unusual people for intimacy. Those who would normally NOT experience intimacy with another Mode will find almost unconditional trial runs with this Mode. Passion Mode has the most intensity around intimacy issues since there is a “no holds barred” mentality. This can be discomforting or elating to the Personality. What is most attractive, then, to Passion is the lack of Time/Space as a reference in your exchanges. In our system, Passion “enters” Other through Soul Age, since this puts you in touch with a field of energy outside of Time/Space. Passion Mode can tend to become tied to the experiences of interaction more than other Modes leading to Identification or loss of all boundaries. You are no longer just a person to Passion Mode, but a REPRESENTATIVE of the person in Passion. YOUR actions, acceptance, rejections, etc, can be used as a reference for the Passion person’s own sense of soul. This also relates to the Negative Pole of the Higher Emotional Center, Intuition, in which a connection has been made to an individual, but only from a specific reference, not considering entirety. This sounds similar to Caution, we realize, but this is vastly different. What is most attractive about Passion Mode is their ability to absorb into anything or anything into them. When seeking a person in Passion Mode, an individual is ready to be PRESENT. If this is sought from fear, it may be from a longing to “disappear”. A SIDE NOTE: Caution, Reserve, and Perseverance are about Facets of Soul, Self, and Body, respectively, whereas Passion, Power and Aggression are about TOTALITY of Soul, Self, and Body. Observation is about both. Aggression Mode relates to the Higher Intellectual Center since this Mode deals with the Dynamics of thought and the shaping of these into thought forms. What is most attractive to Aggression is the totality of your life; not necessarily you as a person, your appearance, your perceptions, your being, but what has BECOME of it. When Aggression cannot find a vision of what they have become or what they will become, they can tap into your chaos of direction and use that energy for Belligerence, shadowing you. We mentioned earlier this Mode being about Totality of Body (or physicality). This is in reference to the results or impact of you as a vehicle; using the body, ultimately, of course. This Mode, then, in our system, “enters” Other through the Role. What is most attractive about Aggression is their innate capability to emit Truth on all three levels: Personal, World, and Universal. Just the wave of a hand can spring to life many truths. This is not always about cognitive or comprehensive truth, but Causal truth. The motion of a hand, the sweep of a gesture, the raising of an eyebrow: all igniting something. When Aggression is sought Negatively, it is for reprimanding, or “correction”. We have only scratched the surface of each of these Modes and their actuality, but this may be enough to spark some of your own validation and discovery. For periods of time, depending on your lifestyle or agenda, you will “rest” in the Mode that is partner to your own. For Observation, of course, you will have Modes you “slide” to habitually for your “rest”. When in the partner Mode, you are “unavailable” for contact. For instance, if you are naturally Passion Mode, but are "resting" in Reserved, you are "off-limits" for the time being and are more likely dealing with inner levels of Intimacy issues and self-karma. So, if you find you in are in a state of isolation or loneliness, check with the Positive Pole of that partner Mode you are resting in, initiate those qualities, and you will “automatically” move back to your own Mode. This will be sustained ONLY if desired or consciously maintained, otherwise, you will revert to the Mode most appropriate for your current state. So, what can you do with all this information? First, understanding your Mode in terms of what you might “naturally” seek as an "entrance" to others can help you understand what you are "looking at/for" in another. Understanding the various Modes and what that might mean in terms of what you find attractive about another, can help you understand what you are seeking to fulfill in general. Additionally you may look at your current Mates and see what each of you “naturally” stimulate in another by how your Modes “enter” each other’s Overleaves. This is likened to plucking a certain string in a piano or guitar: A “note” is brought out of you by another person’s Mode. Understanding your reactions or responses to a Mate or relative can be greatly revealing. And, finally, it is Good Work to determine whether you are seeking from NEED (the Negative Pole of Intimacy), in which case, it is Intimacy with SELF you lack. If seeking a mate brings anxiety, pressure, self-judgment, etc., you are not seeking a mate; you are seeking you. We will talk more about this at a later date.
  8. 3 points
    "Soul Age" describes one of the most immediately practical and useful aspects of Michael's body of information. The Soul Ages describe the very basic stages every soul will go through in the process of its evolution. Your Soul Age helps describe where you are in that process. Soul Ages can also help describe the average perspective of groups of people, communities, countries, etc. Understanding the Age of an Essence, or a group of Essences, can greatly increase your ability to be accepting, adaptable, compassionate, and constructive. Ironically, this part of the Teaching can also tend to be the most susceptible to abuse, misuse, and complete distortion among Students. Remember that the Soul Ages are not hierarchical and that one Soul Age is not better or worse than another. Before an Essence commits to a cycle of lives as a Human, it will go through a long process of energetically exploring the Earth and all of its kingdoms of life forms, along with all the other souls who are considering becoming Human. Some souls decide to move on to other planetary systems and some souls never even choose to incarnate. Since you are reading this, your Essence decided long, long ago that this planet and all it has to offer was just the right place for your adventures! The Essence enters its first lifetime! What happens next is an incredible journey of dedication, intensity, and adventure in the school of Earth and playground of life! Each lifetime gains more knowledge for the Essence and the use of that knowledge is continually improved upon when planning the next lifetimes. As the knowledge and experience grow, so does the maturity of the soul, and that maturity is described as a Soul Age. The progress through the Soul Ages is Essence-determined and no other Essence, or God, or Tao, or institution, or ANYTHING monitors your speed or level of growth. Your Essence is the only one who can determine when to move on, and how long to experience a Soul Age! There are 7 Soul Ages to the experiences of living life as a Human being. We will only cover 5 here as they are the most relevant to you in the beginning. There are 2 additional, extraordinary Soul Ages that are experienced after the completion of all of your lifetimes as an individual soul, but we will not cover these in the Basic Teachings. Each Soul Age can take as many lifetimes as the soul wants or needs to take, but there is an average of 49 lives per Soul Age. Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old INFANT Infant Souls are those that are new to being in bodies and new to the planet. They are usually superstitious and fearful, choosing lifetimes set away from the chaos of modern life, or at least living separately from it, even if in the midst of it. The basic lessons of the Infant Soul are Survival. The lifetimes tend to be centered mostly on learning how to feed, clothe, and keep the body alive. Since the forests and other isolated areas of the world are all but gone, Infant Souls have fewer places to choose for being born and being "left alone"; therefore, they appear to be choosing to be born in more "concrete jungles" over the past 50 years or so. Infant Souls contribute to the rise in the homeless population in metropolitan areas as these souls are learning lessons of survival in the "new jungles". Infants can be as accomplished as anyone else, but there is an edge of instability and even insanity in their eyes. Most modern Infant Souls get into very big trouble, mostly through murders and breaking the civil, unspoken "rules" of a society. There are very few Infant Souls coming to this planet anymore since there are very few places left to incarnate without older soul ages interfering. The Infant Souls who are already committed to a cycle of lifetimes will tend to find it difficult to keep older soul ages from either exploiting them, or being compelled to rescue the Infant from its survival struggles. The Infant Soul Motto might be, "There is ME, and everything is just scary and threatening!" As the Infant begins to learn how to survive, it begins to seek experiences in groups, which leads them to the Baby Soul Age. BABY Baby Souls have fairly mastered the experiences of basic Survival and now seek experiences focused on how to behave in groups. Baby Souls gain experiences through supporting an authority, being civil, enforcing order, being clean, law-abiding, structured, etc. The development of most Religions is rooted in Baby Soul values and ideals. What better way to bring order to a large group of people and to encourage respect but through the mythologies of a vague, scary, parental God who can get angry and punish you if you misbehave? There are many forms of religion, of course, but one can see why Baby Souls would be drawn to this context. There is a security in the churches and the rules and laws are handed out by an unquestioned authority. Baby Souls will rarely question, they simply have the decisions handed to them from a trusted authority, which they will defend blindly. They do not ponder their individuality, except in terms of how they fit into the contexts handed down from an authority. All things based on order, structure and justice are Baby Soul concepts, like the library systems, judicial systems, and police forces. Baby's see the world only in terms of "ME, and NOT ME". This means if you are "NOT ME", you are wrong, bad, and possibly "going to hell". They see everything in terms of black and white, good and bad. Baby Soul's seek such order, it only makes sense to them that you behave within their own terms. Their world is strikingly "black and white", but as the soul grows through the Baby stage, it begins to gain an individual identity, which leads to the Young Soul Age. YOUNG Young Souls have learned all they can from being civil and listening to authority. This Age is like the adolescence of Soul Ages. The Young Soul seeks recognition, fame, excitement, stimulation, material rewards, and they are highly competitive. This is where the soul begins to indulge in the physical plane and really get into some trouble and adventures! This Soul Age tends to be the least spiritual, though they will use religious or spiritual groups for networking or help to maintain a position of authority over other people. It can be very difficult for a Young Soul to be spiritually conscious since the focus is so strongly on being as physical as possible. Young Souls are gaining experiences about individuality, self-expression, competition, self-sufficiency, strength, abundance, endurance, and prestige. They see the world in terms of "there are you and me and I am going to win." When an Essence has indulged in the physical plane, experienced all its riches, there will come a point of realization that "there is more to life than this", and that is the step toward the Mature Soul Age. MATURE Mature Souls have learned all they could from having everything they have ever wanted; they've been rich, been recognized, and extracted whatever they thought was important to obtain from the physical plane. Once they have all of that experience, the soul and personality figuratively look around and say, "now what?" It starts to seek experiences focused on emotional connections and spiritual intimacy, wholehearted trust. The Mature Soul finally confronts the internal sense of separation gained during the Young Soul Age and begins to reach out to others in pain. Most Mature Souls find intimacy through the sharing of intensity and emotions, seeking others who can identify with such personal, inner struggle. Mature Souls are the most intense and dramatic about life, which helps encourage the questions of "who am I?" and "Why am I here?" They begin to turn away from organized religion, preferring a more personal spirituality. They begin to recognize the sources of pain and oppression in society and seek to alleviate those influences in any way; therefore, the Mature Soul actively supports some form of "Rights", such as Gay Rights, Animal Rights, fights against Apartheid and Child Abuse, etc. They crave closeness and meaning in their life. This Age is where the soul begins to want to contribute and "count" for something. The Mature Soul sees the world as "there are you and me and I know how you feel." Many of the Students of the Michael Teaching who are drawn to this teaching are somewhere in their Mature Soul cycle. When the Mature Soul has begun to soften its boundaries, has forged some profoundly intimate relationships, and has built a sense of inner security and peace, that soul then begins to feel a gentle, but haunting, pull to find what feels like "home", and they know it isn't "here". OLD Old Souls now have gained the experiences to help them discover where they fit in, who they love, and they have answered some important questions about why they exist and "who" they are. They now begin to question everything on a larger scale. "Where do we all fit into the scheme of things?" "How does reality work?" "What is Love?" "How do I get Home?" The Old Soul feels a strange sense of being "tired", and knows that one of the last profound experiences will be in finally, utterly, accepting and loving this world, the people in it, and everything about it; the experience of truly unconditional Love. More difficult than discovering a Love for the world, is the final, most difficult experience of all,... the Love of You. That experience can be most terrifying because Old Souls have glimpsed the magnitude of the vastness of the Universe across all of their lifetimes and they realize their tiny place in it. The Old Soul begins to sense a need to understand what I like to call "home"; a vague place that is obviously "not here", but truly a place of oneness with the universe and life. They begin feeling a deep recognition of other people that is not limited by the current lifetime. Old Souls can see the entirety of a person, "remembering" other people from other lifetimes. A challenge for the Old Soul is to now draw wisdom from their souls, using the knowledge gained across all of their own lifetimes, and understand how to live and communicate with all other Soul Ages. They begin seeing past the veil that separates the Physical from the Non-Physical, which draws the Old Soul to mystical and profound spiritual experiences. Eventually, the Old Soul learns to experience life with a uniquely balanced sense of awe and familiarity, as it experiences its last lifetimes and seeks reunion with their spiritual family. A SPECIAL NOTE on Older Souls and "status": Some people may think that those who are claiming to be "Old Souls" are delusional, misinformed, and/or saying they are Old Souls just for attention or status. This is ironic because the people who are overly concerned with this subject are unwittingly revealing that they are the ones who actually interpret Soul Age as a status symbol. A truly Old Soul is not going to be preoccupied with status and labels. It has been said that if an Old Soul were told he is a Young Soul, he would ponder the possibility, but if a Young Soul is told he is a Young Soul, his defenses go up because there are obviously "better", "more advanced" Soul Ages. Soul Age is meaningless as a status symbol to those who study this Teaching as a means to gain an understanding of themselves and others. If someone really is claiming to be "old" as a way to seem better than someone else, you probably won't see them around this Teaching very long, anyway. Using Soul Age as a status symbol would only make sense if all of the students saw that term as indicating one soul age being better than another soul age, but the foundation of the Michael Teachings makes it extremely difficult to maintain that kind of superficial comparison. Another important consideration: Some students have a stereotypical interpretation of how an Old Soul "should" behave or not behave, describing how an Old Soul should feel or express himself, etc. The point that these people are missing is that the reality of being an Older Soul is that you have all other Soul Ages under your belt of experiences! This means you do have more flexibility in choosing how to behave, how to express yourself, what tools to draw from, etc. There will be times when an Old Soul appears to be a Young Soul, simply because he can or needs to use that aspect of himself. In the same way that a physically-aged Adult of 40+ years old can get rejuvenated and heal by playing like a child (or with a child) in that child's games, so can an Old Soul play the Young Soul games, if necessary. Being an Old Soul doesn't mean you avoid material security, living hand to mouth, resisting technological advances, and sit around philosophizing while waiting to die. In fact, since the Old Soul has all of those lives under the belt, it draws strength and wisdom from ALL levels and seeks to LIVE more fully! That means that an Old Soul may just WANT to play out a Mature Soul drama, or have a business that succeeds like a Young Soul, or draw from the Baby Soul experiences as a means to have order and respect within a household and family, and sometimes the Old Soul just might get silly and free with the Infant Self through dancing and drinking! The whole POINT of getting to a place where you are an Old Soul is that you have gained the perspective of each previous Soul Age and can use those perspectives as you wish! Musical Chairs I'd like to share an analogy that helps you to keep in perspective that the Soul Ages are NOT better or worse. Imagine you walk into a room with a stage in the center and 5 chairs all set up in a large circle, all facing the stage, and there is a lot of activity on the Stage for you to watch! The first chair in the circle can be likened to the Infant Soul Age. It's the first time in the room, it's the first time you are seeing the stage, so you sit and stare and fidget and observe and get as comfortable as you can. You watch the Play, but you also look around the room and shift in your own chair, nervous, but getting adjusted, and not really knowing what is going on. At some point, you begin to understand that the key is in sitting still, watching the play, and gaining some insight that way. You then move to the next chair. Now you are in a new position in the same room with the same stage with the same play. BUT, not only has your perspective changed but now that you understand where to focus, this makes the play even more interesting! Someone else has now seated themselves in the chair you previously occupied. You do remember what the room and stage looked like from that previous chair, and what players you could see better, and what activity on which you got a better angle, but now you have a new perspective from your second chair! You can see things in the room you didn't notice before, you now see different props, etc., while the person in the first chair (your previous chair) is observing from the angle you originally had. From your position you now have the memory of the previous chair PLUS the experience of this newly seated perspective. The first person is not better or worse, only in that he/she is seeing the room, the stage, and the play, from a different chair! You now move to the third chair, the fourth chair, etc., all the while learning to see the room and stage and play from a new perspective while also retaining the perspective of the previous chairs occupied. It is important to note that all of the Soul Ages you have experienced (all of the chair perspectives that have come to pass) are now within your grasp to remember and draw from! It wouldn't be very appropriate to turn to the first chair while sitting in the third chair and scowl or judge them because they cannot see from your point in the circle. You, yourself, sat in that chair at one time, and though you gained what you gained from that chair, a new person may even notice things you completely missed, so there can always be something to learn from those sitting in positions you previously occupied. ALL Soul Ages can be recognized for what they are: a different point on the same circle. Your point in the circle has as its capacity for understanding and showing compassion for the previous Soul Ages. For instance, a Baby Soul and an Old Soul in an argument will mean that the Old Soul may have to draw from his/her Baby Soul skills to help the situation along. The Baby Soul has not had the experiences of seeing the "room" from the same place as you, but you can remember what the room might be like for the Baby. This does not make the Older soul better than the Baby Soul, any more than an Adult is better than a Child, but one simply has the ability to be more responsible and adaptable, if he chooses. THE WORLD NOW If you look at the world in terms of the average Soul Age, you will see a much more interesting and compassionate picture than if you simply look at the world as a place of chaos, war, struggle, and division. Some populations will have a higher percentage of one Soul Age, which will give a culture or society a different environment and approach to life than another population. There are Young Soul societies, such as the United States, and there are Old Soul societies, as we can find in Holland. Within a Country, you will, of course, find "pockets" or communities of Soul Ages drawn together. The world is now officially and technically predominated by Mature Souls. This can be seen in the breaking down of boundaries and connecting of people all over the world with telephones, televisions, traveling faster, and even with the Internet. It can be seen in the Berlin Wall coming down, the environment being seen to be Global, not just local, it can be seen in the Human Rights Movements, Gay Rights, Animal Rights, Women's Rights, etc. Though the world is officially "Mature", the United States is just coming out of a long Young Soul phase and is slowly introducing the effects of a more Mature Soul mentality. There are still Young Souls in power making decisions that affect us, and even though it will take a while for Mature souls to find power and leadership appealing, they are making their way into these positions slowly.
  9. 3 points
    Task Companions Q: Can Michael say more about this topic such as: how many appear in a lifetime and how they can be recognized. (how different from a normal working relationship? ) and anything else that fits with the topic. FROM MICHAEL: [10-8-2007] Because the bond that defines the relationship between Task Companions is mathematical and energetic, it is difficult for Personality to identify and validate these relationships of Essence. For the most part, they are NOT different from other relationships and, in fact, are often not a direct part of the life. For instance, your Task Companion may be in a position in another part of the planet that makes the difference between something being accomplished and not being accomplished as part of your Task, simply by his or her decision, choices, or actions. Task Companions do not have to be within physical proximity. The key is in the dynamic generated by the mathematical resonance and the shared emphasis on a Task that may or may not require each other's proximity. That being said, when one does meet a Task Companion, validation can come in the form of simply "knowing," which is easily dismissed, or more tangibly in the enthusiasm over a shared idea, venture, project, implementation of an ideal. Task Companions work flawlessly together in a way that is usually unique and obstacle-free for the most part. Task Companions, when there is a task at hand, feel like siblings might feel on the "good side" of sibling love, with familiarity, trust, and unquestioned bonding inherent. However, if one meets a Task Companion that is not part of a shared task for the lifetime, or an abdicated task, the relationship can easily be as riddled with obstacles and challenges as any other. The bond will remain identifiable for most of you, but the relationship can be counter to any productivity or enthusiasm. If Task Companions share a task, they work and play very well together. If Task Companions share no task, or have abdicated a task, there is usually very little to draw each other together beyond Personality dynamics. [1-27-08] Task Companions are part of the primary opportunities brought to a lifetime for ESSENCE RECOGNITION. By this we mean that there is nothing more to discern who they are beyond your sense of rising beyond the limitations of the current lifetime and recognizing this fragment as someone your Essence Recognizes. YOU (as Personality) may not recognize this person, but your souls will recognize each other. Most fragments have at least one Task Companions available within a lifetime, even if that availability is non-physical, such as one being a Guide for one who is incarnate. Most fragments have 3 Task Companions, in general, though not all are available at once or necessary at once. Most fragments will start a cycle of lifetimes with one Task Companion and then "collect" more as the lifetimes progress and bonds are forged. Many have up to 12 Task Companions. The difference that can be most tangible in terms of a Task Companion Relationship is that what you most seek to accomplish IS accomplished BECAUSE of your presence together (which may or may not include physical contact or knowledge of each other's presence). This is not always obvious until far beyond the events that needed to take place for a task to be accomplished. Furthermore, what is often what you "most seek to accomplish" is not always obvious until after the fact, being hidden beneath imprinted paths and directions that are more obvious. We suggest for all of our students to trust that you will navigate to the appropriate proximities of your Task Companions if it is of interest to Essence and if there is a task at hand that is relevant. Being conscious of the process can help nurture your relationship to your Essence, but it is not necessary. Being inviting and open to the presence of a Task Companion can help bring about contact, but one cannot "make it" happen, if that is not a part of the task or relationship. Desire for contact must be mutual, and there is usually at least on parallel where both parties are interested when appropriate and possible for contact to be fulfilled. This is one of the areas that Essence manages and the Personality need only be open to its possibilities through consciousness and "following the heart/gut/truth" of its Being. Task Companions are a relationship of the soul, not necessarily of the Personalities, since the Personalities are ever-new to each other across time, thus the Essence Recognition potential, which is the only true form of evolution we know of within an incarnation.
  10. 3 points
    [vals] Can you explain male and female energy how is it used within the body which energy controls what, how does one enhance the experience for either male or female energy. In my case my male energy seems to have been neglected and recently stood up and delivered me a tear to my coronary artery [Michael Entity] Male and Female Energy are simplistic words to describe the differences between Focused, Linear, Productive, Aggressive energy and Unfocused, Non-linear, Creative, Nurturing energy. The only things that are “controlled” by the Male and Female Energies are the biological cycles that keep a fluctuation of dynamic exchange between these two energies. Female Energy runs in cycles of approximately two sets of 14 days (28 day cycles), with 14 days leading up to a pivotal point (the Inspirational/Emotional Cycle) and 14 days leading away from that point (the Expressive/Intellectual Cycle). In the female body, this is easy to track as it relates to menstruation, even if not exactly 28 days in circulation. Male bodies share this same process, but without the obvious physical symptoms. Male Energy runs in 21 Day Cycles, divided into 3 sets of 7 days, with one Cycle being the Expressive/Intellectual Cycle, one being the Action/Moving Cycle, and one being the Assimilative/Neutral Cycle. Male bodies mostly show the symptoms of these cycles in the obvious Action Cycle where testosterone is produced more and sexual activity rises. Females experience these cycles as well. The differences between the 21 days and the 28 days allows for some constantly unique variations of proportion within the body at any given time for each individual. Beyond this, the energy is not controlling anything, but is an accessible energy that is controlled by the fragment. However, when the energy is denied or blocked, physical symptoms can show up as a means to get the energy flowing again. This energy is impossible to block for long, since it is a life force. When blocked, it will show up within one of the contexts relevant to the energy (emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual), or the body will die. Ways to increase the acceptance of Male Energy are to get dirty, to make plans, to think in terms of future outcomes. Ways to increase the acceptance of Female Energy are to clean, trust the moment, and allow room for all possibilities. There are many other ways to increase Male or Female energy acceptance, such as emotional vulnerability and communication (female) and sexual gratification and flirtation (male), etc.
  11. 2 points
    [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.
  12. 2 points
    [Excerpt from a private session on February 6, 2013] My grandmother has recently been dealing with a noticeable reduction in her hearing and a significant impairment in her short term memory. She forgets things in minutes, and is much more easily confused and frustrated than she use to be. This has caused definite disruption in her life and has been a source of worry and unease for my mom and uncle. Recently we've been looking into the possibility that she has early signs of dementia, specifically vascular dementia (where “mini-strokes” or bad blood circulation in the brain cause damage over time). We are continuing to explore that and any other ideas that may appear along the way through the healthcare resources we have. My question is, what can you see regarding this issue? Do you have any suggestions on how to alleviate the symptoms for my grandmother, how my mother can approach the situation, or how I can be helpful to either my mother or grandmother? MEntity: Part of the process of the 6th Internal Monad is the full realization of mortality and the activation of the means for exiting the life. A healthy process of that Internal Monad is coming to terms with this, and making peace with it, not only by the one experiencing it, but by those around that fragment. The more resistance and fear and worry around the fragment in the 6th Internal Monad, the more difficult the process for that individual. For those who are willing to process this consciously, it tends to parallel a breakdown in the cohesiveness of the consciousness as it is sustained "in" the body and brain. If the 1st and 2nd Internal Monad are like the body as a sponge absorbing everything, then the 6th and 7th are like the wringing out of that sponge. This helps to free the consciousness into higher perspectives that lose references to time and place, and are no longer anchored in memory as it exists as function of the local brain. We know this is not comforting, and we do not wish to undermine the experience of loss, or impending loss. We know now that none of you are lost, none of us is lost, no part of us. Ever. But you do not. You can imagine it, and you can philosophize about it, even accept that it may be true, but you cannot know it, yet. Until then, the ebb and flow of life in a body is not easy. We can suggest for those around this fragment to begin an assumption that she is no longer subject to any linear expectations of behavior, and that this process, however frustrating, disorienting, and scary, is not much different from birthing, in reverse, if you will. If the assumptions and prejudices are flexible, this leaves room for some exciting and revelatory surprises from the fragment in question. If she expresses distress and frustration, then comfort and support are the only things that can be done to continue as anchors for this fragment as the expansion continues. Along with proper medical and health care, the only things that can be done is the expansion of ideas about who she is, how she is, and why she is, since those will also be in question for her. Keeping the necessity for memory to a minimum can be helpful, and encouraging the use of exploration of thoughts and memories as they naturally occur to her can be helpful. Though the fight against this natural process is not necessary, if you choose to incorporate exercises to keep the memory active and regenerating with as much strength as possible, then daily activities of simple games that require memory can be helpful. Children's games, such as "memory," or such specialized programs as those created by "luminosity" can be ideal. The approach to these would tend to require an element of "fun," not a desperation to avoid something impending. But embracing her process, wherever and however it takes her, is key to this being as healthy and comforting as possible. Considering that, medically, dementia seems to be seen as a process, and that you've referred to this as a process, has she activated an exit point in the near future, or is this more of a gradual approach to one? MEntity: Activation of exit points happen fairly "regularly" across the lifetime, and are often moved, removed, replaced. With that in mind, there are activated exit points, but no more than the usual that any person carries across the life. They become increasingly more difficult to move, remove, or replace, of course. We would not say they are in the "near future." But our perspective of time is a bit skewed from your own So this can be approached more from a "let's see how we get there" kind of thing; i.e., still room and time for exploration and no hard, set limits MEntity: We think that is helpful, yes. If it is approached as claustrophobic closing in on the life, it can be quite terrifying and painful, but if approached as a return to innocence of body and mind, an exploration of new unknowns, it can be far more adventurous, even if not convenient. ### end of excerpt You may comment on this content within the original post. See Dementia and the 6th IM.
  13. 2 points
    [Excerpt from a POF on April 16, 2012]: A current issue in our society right now seems to be our use of plastics and their impact on the environment. Currently we produce, use, and discard an enormous amount of plastic material on a regular basis. Plastic has permeated much of today's society and has found a variety of uses. But, it also has some glaring environmental problems that have made it a particular concern in the overall issue of consumption. Plastic appears to be a largely synthetic byproduct. Plastic degrades incredibly slowly, taking sometimes hundreds of years to do so. Those that do degrade seem to risk releasing noxious chemicals into the surrounding environment. Compounding this is humanity's poor waste habits: landfills, dumping (which allows plastics to end up in oceans or sensitive ecosystems where it can harm wildlife), or burning (releasing noxious chemicals). Recycling plastics is limited and supposedly only works a few times before the plastics become unrecyclable. While reducing the use of plastics would help, it still doesn't address the large amount of plastic already present. Now, I've been reading about some possible ideas out there, such as a machine that converts plastics to fuel and a newly discovered plastic-consuming fungus. My question is, are there any ideas out there, either discovered or yet to be discovered, that will address the issue of existing plastic waste? Does this look to become a major problem in future probabilities? MEntity: Plastics are new to the species, relatively speaking, and is not one that will likely go away, as it is quite useful, even to the oldest of souls. In other cycles of civilizations, less-synthetic materials were used, and this contributed to the lack of evidence for their existence. This current cycle found something that would be difficult to destroy. As the Mature Soul paradigm comes into play, there are plenty of ways that may be discovered or invented in which this material can be created, recycled, or re-purposed without such toxic results. The first phases of the use of this material have come from a paradigm that emphasized disposability and convenience. Once this shifts, the emphasis might move more toward sustainable processes. In fact, a great deal of probabilities for humanity move heavily toward the use of plastics as part of its resource-based world, but in an entirely new way. Much of what is considered precariously toxic, but incredibly useful, at the moment can be altered if the bottom line moved away from money and convenience. In terms of how to do this, it appears that it would be a combination of using a different chemical composition that has a shelf-life, if you will, for those products not intended to last, and a different one for those products, such as housing, that are intended to last. In some parallels and probabilities, entire homes are molded directly out of plastics. We know this is already implemented "here," but with cost as a concern, these are often of the kind of plastics and impact that your question speaks to. As for what to do with the trash that has accumulated, particularly in terms of plastics, the idea for fungus and moss fields has been quite successful in many parallels for helping to break down the current structures of plastics. This has been injected deeply into the current collections of waste, and has reduced the burden tremendously, allowing some of these areas to become local parks in the end. Once the project was implemented, some of the deepest landfills' capacity was reduced by over 50% within about 5 years. There are new concerns that come from implementing such an enzyme, but they are not toxic. ### end of excerpt You may comment on this content within the original post. See Plastics.
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    [Excerpt from OMW: Your Future and You] [EricM] This may have already been discussed, but I'd like to know what suggestions or ways this concept of time can help someone in the throes of Sentimentality or worry about the future or perhaps those recovering from an experience that leaves them anxious or Sentimental. I ask because I've been working on this myself, and have seen others going through it, and it can feel incredibly daunting...very much like you are a product of time or 'ruled' by it [MEntity] Eric, this solution would go back to the simple mapping among the Centers for return to a Positive Pole. In this case, turning to Insight or Productivity can help one to return to Perception. In other words, using the Positive Pole of the Intellect, INSIGHT, can help one to ask, "what am I learning from this?" "What did I learn from this?" "What can I take from this?" This line of questioning inherently ignites Perception without threat of abandoning the symbolism, freeing one from the lockdown in the past. Or using the Positive Pole of the Moving Center, PRODUCTIVITY, to ask, "what can I do with this?" "What will I do with this experience?" "What do I do with this now?" DOING something with what you remember, or LEARNING something from what you remember, brings you back into Perception.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2007] [Question]: We've had discussion threads about the different feel to different Channels of You. Is the primary difference due to different fragment groups being accessed within You? [MEntity]: We have elaborated on this question in the past, and will include it with Troy's edited transcript of this session. This may shed a great deal of light on your question. [Note: see excerpt added at end of full transcript] We can say to you now, however, that the accessing of various groups of fragments among us through different channels has the least significance in what you experience as differences. This is often used to explain the differences, but it has little, if no bearing. We are a reunited entity and speak as one, regardless of the representative speaking for us. We are not fragmented into groups and we do not run our communications among us from separate “cubicles” that do not interact or share the same perception. We do not have various personalities and we do not have different things to say from among us. These explanations are conveniences created from various levels of understanding of the process of channels as a means to explain discrepancies and variations of feel and expression, but they are not valid. The primary differences are found in the level of agreement with us for communicating our teaching and the level of presence from the personality conveying our energy, whether verbally or non-verbally. ADDITIONAL CHANNELING: [Question]: Please elucidate on the type of channeling agreements you have with students, Michael? [MEntity]: We have three tiers of Agreements with fragments who work with us in the form of “Channeling.” “Primary Students” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across many lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this current lifetime. Our teaching is used by these students as one of their primary philosophies, if not their only philosophy. “Primary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this lifetime to use our teaching as a primary philosophy, and to help impart our teaching as a primary philosophy by giving us a medium of expression into the physical plane to our Primary Students. “Secondary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate their experimental exposure to our teaching. These fragments will most likely take only parts of our teaching as needed and not use it at a primary philosophy. “Secondary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement to act as our channel, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate these fragments who feel a strong drive to build their own teaching upon our philosophy. (note: Michael has said that most of their channels come from this category). “Tertiary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement and the student may never find valid contact with a channel, but we develop an Agreement to help guide in the use of our teaching as they might choose to use it as a guide for a period of time. “Tertiary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, and these fragments do not have valid verbal channeling skills, but we develop an Agreement to help build those skills, even as he or she may grossly misrepresent himself, herself, or our teachings. In other words, anyone claiming to channel us will automatically find a connection to us, though their ability to hear or convey us may be severely limited, despite their eagerness and sense of connection to us. These channels are most often noted for the valid and powerful “energy work” that is felt from us when working through them, even as the verbal channeling is lacking in clarity or accuracy. “Regulators” are those fragments with whom we have Agreements (which may or may not have been generated before birth) to not only gather tangible records of all works offered by our Primary and Secondary Channels, but to help question, authenticate, and validate (and invalidate) this material. In some cases, there are overlapping Agreements, such as an Agreement to be a Regulator while also being a Primary Channel or Student. Ultimately, we come to all who ask. Our teaching is accessible to anyone.
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    [Excerpt from: Michael Speaks: the 7 Planes of Existence] MEntity: There are 7 Levels of the Astral Plane, as well. As every Plane bleeds through, so to speak, to each bordering Plane, the 1st Level of the Astral could be said to be the Level of Imagination. This is from where each fragment accesses Imagination. At its best use, it is what you are familiar with in terms of "imagination," but it is also where those who induce altered states through drugs can tend to go, as well as where troubled Personalities can often bleed into, and where suicides are processed, and from where hauntings are sustained. It is the Level from which "heaven" and "hell" are generated, and other such nonsense. The 2nd Level of the Astral is where most go between lives, and when dreaming. The 3rd Level is where one resides when cycled off. It is also the level in which one will complete any Karma that did not require Physical incarnation. The Mid-Astral or 4th Level is what is accessed between lives by fragments as a means for planning and studying and review. Even if one is on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Levels, this 4th is accessed in ever more refined ways for the evolution of the Essence, and creation of a life. It is also from which one's guides tend to reside, and where your partially-reunited entity resides. Even if your guide is not cycled off, if acting as a guide, it is functioning through the use of this Level. Or, at least, trying to. The 5th Level is one of Comprehension, and it is where your Entity members work through full disclosure. Everything that was never known, kept secret, private, personal, for any Personality is now brought forth as the entity prepares for reunion. This is a chaotic and quite emotional process. The 6th Level is the Healing, or the actual Reunion process. Though the more chaotic aspects of reunion have been processed, this can actually be even more painful. The 7th Level then is the full union of the Entity, in terms of its Emotional intimacy. The 5th, 6th, and 7th Levels are the only levels that are free from living counterparts, or incarnating fragments. The first three can be accessed fairly easily by Personalities from the Physical Plane.
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    [Extracted from Michael Speaks: Inputs] MEntity: ... First, we will define “INPUT” as a channel or frequency through which an Essence becomes aware, processes, and comprehends. ... 3 of the Roles in Essence have ONE INPUT; these are the Scholar, Warrior, and King Essences. ... The strange distribution of Inputs has to do with the Roles themselves acting as “sensory units,” so to speak, for Tao. Because the Physical Plane is of the most unique and densest of all Planes, three Roles in Essence are distributed with ONE INPUT so as to gain awareness, Process, and Comprehend FROM BEGINNING TO END in a linear fashion inherent to the Physical Plane. ... The Scholars (who are the memory cells of Tao in many ways) have ONE INPUT so as to maintain a direct link to the Akashic Records/Plane. Because Scholars are specifically designed as ambient, experiential “sponges”, this ONE INPUT allows them to act as excellent, direct, recording devices and conduits between the Physical Plane and the Akashic Plane. Although all fragments update their own records (usually having to be done between lives or through conscious awareness), Scholars do so for themselves, their Entity, and/or Cadre. Because Scholars, Warriors, and Kings are by nature inclined to focus on very specific themes for study, conquest, or mastery (respectively), having One Input allows them to excel in the Task at Hand (by standards of Essence.) With this understanding, it would not be amiss to say that ALL FRAGMENTS have at least One Input focused on NOW, or in other words, capable of being focused on the present, the task at hand, the moment, etc. The following information was appended to the original Michael Speaks transcript from which this material was extracted: MEntity: In general, Kings, Warriors, and Scholars, can "only" process one theme at a time, whether the Personality is submerged in several experiential themes or not. If needed, the focus of the Input can change for some lengths of time, but these Roles will not find the comfort and adaptability to be submerged in several themes at once. We are not speaking of their being capable of watching TV while sewing. We are speaking of actual life themes as they apply to Essence's digestion of them. Scholars, Warriors, and Kings move steadily and enduringly through their experiences until comprehension is attained. We say "comprehension" as it applies to ESSENCE, not necessarily Personality. Until the Older Soul Ages, Personality is not so concerned with comprehension simultaneously to Essence's comprehension. Question: This is a generic Michael question beyond just Inputs, but I'm wondering how Scholars keep "records" differently from other Roles. MEntity: Scholars not only manage their own Records, but as each Essence updates its own records within the Entity and Cadre, the Scholars update the Akashic Records. In other words, each Essence has its own "personal library", but the Scholar extends on that to make that information "universal". Keeping that information as up-to-date, so to speak, as possible allows many versions of consciousness and sentience to draw from it. This is the stuff of new universes. Scholars have One Input as having One Input increases the durability to indulge in specific experiences, rather than touching briefly on a theme, and then moving to new ones, then returning later with new awareness. Scholars complete their themes so as to have a "purer" experience.
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    [Excerpted from OMW: Manifesting Power] MEntity: We will discuss the concept of Power with you today. First, we will clarify what is meant by Power in our teaching, which we think is a meaning that extends to include most uses of the word. In our teaching, Power is an Expression Axis term. This is because Power can come from any number of sources and be implemented through any number of methods, but it requires Form, Expression, for it to be in existence. All terms on the Expression Axis require a move into Form for existence. The terms we choose for our Overleaf system are part of every individual life in some way, even as each Personality is a particular combination of emphasized terms. For example, one grows in a lifetime even if one does not have a Goal of Growth. Each fragment will have to contend with his or her relationship to Power, even if the Mode is not Power. Power is a spectrum that describes one's presence. The form of any kind of Power can range from between violent oppression that destroys to a quiet lucidity that awakens. Each Essence comes with a kind of built-in source of Power. How that comes into form is up to that fragment, and we have seen that every fragment will explore the entire range from violence to lucidity. Each Essence Role has a specific source or style of Power. We will share these with you, now. Keep in mind that Power is either GENERATED or EXTRACTED. There are other terms that could be used to describe these, but these terms will do. Power either comes from within, or without. Power that comes from within is regenerative and unlimited. Power that comes from without is dependent and limited. Keep this in mind as we describe the various Power of each Role. ... SCHOLARS SCHOLARS carry with them the Power of INFORMATION. The Power of Information is the means of providing missing, valuable, and important facts. When this Power is dependent and extracted, it can show up as TRIVIA. This is the expounding of facts without context, value, importance, or meaning. When Power shows up like this for the Scholar, it can trivialize their power, prompting them to expound even further as an effort to amplify that power as it weakens. It can also show up as trivializing others in their sharing of facts and information. When this Power is from within and regenerative, it shows up as TIMING. This is the Power of Information as "perfect" timing. It is the availability of information and facts as they are needed, wanted, and in context. When facts are expounded upon without timing, it is trivia.
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    [This is a reproduction of the session Michael Speaks: Dreams and Symbols (Part 2 of 3).] DREAMS & SYMBOLS: Part 2 [Michael_Entity] We define the Topic in two terms because they are not limited to any partitions you may believe experienced. What is termed “dreams” may easily be experienced in certain forms while meditating or simply noting your environment (including body) while in waking state. “Symbols” are important on all planes up through and including the Causal. As you approach your waking state in as meaningful a manner of interpretation as you would a “dream”, much is gained. We began this topic in March 1999, this year, so we will not cover the basics again at this point, but we will continue. Tonight we will cover the Instinctive Levels/Symbolic. Whether in Waking State or in what is termed actual “dreaming” (the biological relinquishing of presence), Symbols play an important and integral part of your realities. At this point we will describe the three levels of Symbols. We correct the channeling here by referring to “levels” instead as “facets”. The three facets of Symbolism are familiar as the axis the Overleaf system is based on. There are Expressive, Inspirational, and Action, with Assimilation not acting as a facet, but rather the comprehension of the original Symbol. The three facets are consistent in “dreams” or waking state. Since “dreaming” can occur in either Waking State or Sleep State, we will use Sleep or Waking to differentiate from here. The EXPRESSIVE facet, related to the Intellectual Center, is anything in your environment that is truly an extension of you. This would include the state of your immediate environment, the clothes you choose, your style of hair, and your mannerisms. This facet is usually regarded as the “most important” personally. By this we mean that if it is interfered with in any way, there is usually a sense of imposition, fear, reaction, defense, etc. This is the facet reflecting what you see as “you”. The INSPIRATIONAL facet, related to the Emotional Center, is what might be termed the “messages” received around you; omens, the traditional usage of symbols, anything standing out as a distraction in your usual or expected environment or self, any discrepancies. This includes illnesses, extraordinary experiences, conversations of some intensity or surprise, lying, revelations, etc. The ACTION facet, related to the Moving Center, is the literal action taken in response to any stimulation, including your reactions, your excitement, anything connecting one point to another. This is also the facet that is usually considered your “feelings” since what are usually accepted as “feelings” are Moving Centered. The symbolism from this facet can include the motivation behind the actions. As in many of our online chats with you, we realize we are limited in your time. We will pause now for questions in regard to these facets before moving on. [bn] I had a dream where I was leaving my military life behind for good even though I had been out of the military for over a year. I have the feeling that I was transitioning a level of the 4th internal monad instead. Can Michael verify if I moved ahead a level in the completion of the 4th IM? [Michael_Entity] We will make some time following the basics for personal dream analysis. We will look into this as we progress though. Any questions about the facets. We will continue then. [M6] What is meant by “the biological relinquishing of presence”? [Michael_Entity] In response to M6: In order to “dream”, in either sleep or waking state, we would consider this the biological relinquishing of presence, in that no need for or want for focus externally is experienced. “You” are no longer present. Your body simply acts as a “bookmarker” for your reality as you at some point “return”. We speak to this more metaphorically than literally. We will continue. While in waking state, at any moment, you can choose to observe your environment (this includes your body) as a means for utilizing symbols. Treating waking state as you would a dream, determining the facet the symbol reflects, and “listening” to the messages, can be quite liberating. At this very moment your environment is no different than in sleep state, except in its apparent solidity. Looking around you, it is clear what is “you” (the EXPRESSIVE facet), what is “not you” (the INSPIRATIONAL facet) and what you are going to do in response (the ACTION facet). It is the same in sleeping state. There will always be areas that are “you”, “not you” and the actions as a metaphor. The comprehension (as a reminder) in either case, whether sleeping or waking, is the ASSIMILATIVE facet. In the case of Barry: The “Military Life” is the EXPRESSIVE facet, the “leaving” is ACTION, while the discrepancy in the time of leaving was the INSPIRATIONAL. The message here can be seen in the apparent “delay” of progress internally that needed to be addressed; “life was moving on” without some internal progress being registered. This can lead to overwhelm when internal and external do not “match”, and the dream state helped to align these levels of self. The symbolic leaving of the Military internally is an indication that you have released final influences INTERNALLY carried from the experience, even if before you had ceased to EXTERNALLY be affected. While we say, “released” we mean more accurately that you integrated what works and released what does not. [bn] During the dream I had intense feeling of release or finally being free…. [Michael_Entity] That would be expected, in this case. To BN: do you see the symbolism and the facets clearly? [bn] Yes. So it didn't have to do with moving on in the 4th IM but dropping the military personality finally… I didn't realize I was holding onto it that much…. [Michael_Entity] We did not say that. We were merely responding to the level of symbolism as it applied. The more personal application can be extracted from there. You determine your progress through the Internal Monads. We do not. We will comment on that progress at a later date, if asked, but your own assessment seems to be accurate. Questions? To help bring the practical applications of this information to bear, we will take any personal questions as well, in regard to dreams. Be brief in your descriptions. [LE] Could you just use the symbols to clue into your internal progress so as to help bring balance between both the waking and dream worlds? [Michael_Entity] In response to LE: While there are many times when sleeping dreams and symbols are left resting in subconsciousness, the waking state can always lend you clues. This method of utilizing your visual or experiential environment as a means for comprehension is empowering and valid. This can then bring what your refer to as “balance”. In further response to LE, we realize you have placed the word “just” in your question. Utilizing only one or the other, the sleeping or waking state as a means for comprehension will always be difficult. It is much more efficient to utilize both worlds, though yes, seeking the symbols in one world as the other seems less accessible can bring balance as well. [Fg] I'm wondering about people from my past, usually high school showing up in my dreams. Many I didn't know personally. [Michael_Entity] Yes FG. You have not asked a question. [Fg] They usually play some role in helping me do something I'm trying to accomplish within the dream (or work against me). I'm wondering why this type of symbol is used, especially in the case when I didn't know them [Michael_Entity] We will walk through this to help in application: The characters involved would be from the EXPRESSIVE facet in that they represent a time in your life and people who comprised that time in your life. That you did not “know” many whom are “helping” in the dream is the INSPIRATIONAL facet, the message. The shared focus, what you are “trying to accomplish”, would be the ACTION facet. We do see this as stemming from what we would refer to as the ASTRAL LEVEL of dreaming (which we have covered in the past, but tonight will not). The characters involved here in your dream are mere aspects of self, represented in part by “strangers” and some recognized individuals. FG, you have long suppressed aspects of yourself stemming from your teens and this dreaming experience helps to bring some aspects of self, in the past disregarded, into conjunction with common interests, internally. The “strangers” are aspects of present self, partially, and aspects of other Personalities from other lives, symbolically represented in the recognized High School environment. They are recognized, yet distant. You have never required intimacy as a factor for receiving collaboration. Therefore these aspects can work together and not necessarily need intimacy fully realized. [Aa] I wanted to I wanted to ask what a ghost in a dream might symbolize? They've been showing up a lot in mine. Also, is the notion of the different levels of a house correlating with the conscious, subconscious etc. correct?? [Michael_Entity] In response to the first part: A “ghost” in most respects symbolizes the template created and left unfulfilled by a fragment. These “ghosts” can be of templates created by present self or other Personalities. In your case, Aa, you attract those which retained a template or imprint in their life, but feel it is unfulfilled. Those seeking resolution visit you regularly. In response to the latter part of the question: We ask first if you mean this as in having multiple floors in a dwelling? [Aa] yes [Michael_Entity] Yes, this would be symbolic. They would only correlate to “subconscious” or “conscious” if you chose to imbue them with that symbology. Most “levels” in a dwelling are indicative symbolically of the largest or most used space on that landing. The bedroom level could be said to be the “subconscious” then, but that must be individually determined. The levels and their meaning will need to be explored personally, if there is differentiation of levels at all. [la] What's the meaning of recurring dreams in which I am trying to escape a huge, towering tidal wave, sometimes a female friend or child is with me? [Michael_Entity] To walk through for La: The characters with you are EXPRESSIVE facets, the tidal wave is the INSPIRATIONAL facet, and the escaping is the ACTION facet. This dream is simply indicative of your want for protection of aspects of self that you feel have been brought against their will into highly charged, emotional “tidal waves” in your life. You are seeing these aspects of you (the young girl) as needing direction while the one aspect is in a position to act as guide (your present self), fully knowing the enormity of emotion that is swelling and engulfing you. This is a dream reflecting an on-going procession of healing between your present self, and a couple of past selves. You have always reached across time to encourage or seek support for self from self. This leads us to a final important note needed for the Symbolic level. When in sleeping state, it is not always convenient to follow through with the symbols as they have been presented, once in waking state. It is the task then to take what you remember and follow it through in your imagination. In La’s case, it would be to turn and allow the tidal wave to wash over, standing strong, creating strength and trust against what was originally seen as only motivating “escape”. In most dreams remembered upon awakening, if there is a sense of symbolism and need for follow through, it is on the ACTION facet that you will direct the imagination. The sleeping dream state on the Symbolic Level gives you an indication as to where you stand presently in your life in most cases, while the utilization of that information upon awakening can actually change the impact of the experiences originally symbolized in the dream. This is all simply another tool, though one usually only taken up by late mature and older souls. [Ka] I have a recurring image in my dreams, of a cat that talks and has some kind of superior wisdom or knowledge that I and the other around me do not have. What does this mean? [Michael_Entity] This also stems from the Astral, by the way. This is a “familiar” of yours and a vehicle of expression, personified in a cat, used by your Essence as a conduit for messages from your own entity. Though your Essence has the final effect on your receipt of information, the source stems from accessing your discarnate entity members. This symbol is drawn from your lives working with large felines as symbolically representing higher wisdom. There are quite a few of you as our students who place great emphasis on this species. This is partially due to their easy access to off-planet incarnated species as well; they are excellent conduits of various energies. We will continue the next chat exploring the Astral Levels. We suggest taking in your environment, from sleep and waking, through the understanding of those facets discussed here. We will summarize again: The EXPRESSION facet is what you see as “you”, the INSPIRATIONAL as what is “not you” (taken as messages) and the ACTION facet is how you respond to any stimuli.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2001] WARNING FROM TROY: whackadoodle channeling ahead… [mamajo] when were the great pyramid and the two following it built, if not at the same time in our timeline? I think he is referring to the fact that they might have been built by our future selves back in the past with the aid of extraterrestrial beings. [Michael_Entity] Yes, what you consider your “past” in several instances was created from your “futures.” In the case of some of the Pyramids, these “were” created as a means for transportation by combined concepts of humans and “aliens” in your future. In “your” timeline, they are now a part of your past, but they are a part of your past because of a timeline that still links those structures to your future. There are several instances in your future where there is the building of practical forms of transportation between planets, the Pyramids being only one instance. Within 200 years of your future, the Pyramids are built into your past, as well as what is called Stonehenge. Much of what cannot be explained in terms of these structures being built is due to tools used from that time frame’s future. The building of these structures is not a major global event in its occurrence in the future, by the way, and these structures are only more obvious and mysterious in your “past.” When it “became” relevant to create these structures from your future, the methods and implementation for time travel “were” done discreetly. The initiation of the entire sequence that leads to the building of these structures has already occurred in your current past, during what was called the “harmonic convergence” in the late 80’s. In fact, the entire initiation of what has come to be called the “new age” is, in effect, directly linked in time to the initial event [in the future] surrounding the plans for the pyramids and Stonehenge. This is because the ideals and ideas that are eventually used were born of that time frame in the 1980s and are being built upon, especially from those who have concluded these structures could not have been born of what is known of the past. If your timeline parallel continues along a momentum that includes the need for the creation of the Pyramids and Stonehenge, then that timeline would experience a destruction of structures, hence leading to a “time loop” necessity for re-creating them to “try again.” It is hoped that the creation and proper implementation of these structures has secured a timeline that will allow them to simply remain a part of your mysterious history. The Great Pyramid as it sits in your current timeline helps to reduce the possibilities for catastrophic planetary quakes that, in the future, were found to have been a result of micro-cumulations that were found to have been able to be dampened and directed from that area of the planet if it had been caught in “in the past.” The Pyramid has a micro-effect, not only on the motion of the Earth, but on the movement of Time around the Earth. Most global land stability in your timeline in history can be attributed to the effects of the Pyramids that “were” built by going “back” to that most pivotal point in “the past.” Though extraterrestrial assistance is a part of this process, both those humans from “the future” and the species originating off-planet are experienced by the people of the past geographical era and time frame as “gods” and or “aliens.” Stonehenge and Easter Island are other power points upon the planet that benefited from large structures that were built as part of a kind of magnetic stabilizing network. The “charge” of these structures that was more obvious in the past has since worn off to a great extent, but the effects remain and can be measured. The bulk of land mass has been stabilized, but what has “yet” to be accomplished is a stabilizing force that carries over into the 22nd Century. The 21st Century in most parallel timelines with and without the stabilizing structures is still hit quite hard by climate and earth changes, but “so far” only those without the stabilizing structures have been met with near-extinction. Even in those timelines with the stabilizing structures placed in the past, the magnetic network falls short of sustaining through the final few “bumps in the road” manifested in the 21st Century, though they are tremendously minimized. In the timelines without these structures, it is in the beginning of the 23rd Century that the technology is available for affecting timelines. It “was” hoped that in the timelines where the structures helped minimize the catastrophes, the technology would become readily available in time for renovating and bringing “back to life” many of these stabilizing structures to help extend stability through the worst parts of the 21st Century, allowing for exponential growth that was not possible for another century in the timelines recovering from catastrophes. Though alien contact is quite usual for most humans in the late 22nd Century, it is only the simple genius of the Pyramid structures as gateways that allow for the combined forces of on- and off-planet species to link from future to past, and to “go back” and help secure a more stable planet and timeline. So far, it could be said by us to be the greatest experiment we have ever studied of any sentient species we know of. We realize the nature of this scenario is fantastical, but there is more involved with your universe than is presently considered, except by some older souls.
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    [Excerpt from Energy Report: July & August 2011] Skepticism is the philosophy of doubt, or questioning through expressive means. When Skepticism is in the Positive Pole, doubt and questioning comes in the form of Investigation, which is an expressive means for gathering information to make more accurate assessments, whereas the Negative Pole of Suspicion is still doubt and questioning, but without the communication and media of expression. Investigation asks the questions, while Suspicion accuses or keeps the questions to himself. WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK YOUR QUESTIONS “out loud.” For those of you who have fallen into doubt as your means of sustaining or defending Dogma, it may be time to ask the questions you fear asking, or asking the questions you may not have considered asking. It may be an important step toward freeing yourself into a more Practical perspective.
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    What is true humility, and what is true pride – as opposed to, respectively, self-abasement and chest-thumping? [Troy] This is a great question, especially when a Chief Feature having a “positive pole” seems a contradiction. According to my work with Michael, they have commented on why Chief Negative Features can never, truly be “positive” and that is because the entire premise of a Chief Negative Feature is that it is based in DIVISION, or Separation. The negative pole usually describes a division that is BOTH within the self and between the self and the external world, whereas the positive pole describes a closure of the division within, but then remaining standing in division from the world. Don’t forget that Chief Negative Features are all just terms to describe the act of protecting yourself from something that is NATURAL. FROM MICHAEL: Self-deprecation is the act of protecting oneself from the natural experience of inadequacy. Inadequacy is not only NATURAL, but a vital part of the internal Inspirational process; somewhere within the life those in Self-Dep have determined they must fight against the experiences of Inadequacy, thus reducing all forms of personal Inspiration. The negative pole is Self-Abasement, which describes a division internally as created by an over-emphasis of every, single Inadequacy, while another part of you struggles to protect you from that. Protection comes in the form of proving to you that you are inadequate so you never try that again, using much external evidence to support this, thus dividing you from the world through amplified weaknesses and showcased failures. Humility is a step toward integration as internal divisions begin to mend, allowing room for successes, despite inadequacy, yet shunning any external acknowledgement of this, thus remaining divided from the world. Arrogance is the act of protecting oneself from the natural experience of Vulnerability. Vulnerability is not only NATURAL, but a vital part of process of gathering external Inspiration; somewhere within the life those in Arrogance have determined they must fight against the experiences of Vulnerability, thus reducing the experience of all forms of external Inspiration. The negative pole is Vanity, which describes a division internally as created by an over-emphasis of every, single Vulnerability, while another part of you struggles to protect you from that. Protection comes in the form of proving to you that you are exceptionally vulnerable so that you never expose yourself again, using much external evidence to support this, thus dividing you from the world through calculated, showcased superficialities or through private, wounded resentment (shyness). Pride is a step toward integration as internal divisions begin to mend, allowing room for exposure despite vulnerability, yet celebrating or highlighting differences as a means to remain divided from the world.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2001] [Kathie89] Do birthmarks or scars or moles indicate a part of the body that was injured in a past life? What work could the individual do to reduce the effects of harm in past life experiences for the current life? [Michael_Entity] It is valid that many fragments use a birthmark, scar, or mole as a “reminder” of past life injuries, but this is not a constant. Many times they are simply part of the dynamic of the current body. Detail is rarely considered to the extent to prevent “flaws.” There is nothing that is required of a fragment within a current life to prevent harm from a previous life. There may be trauma or Karma carried over, but this is not imposed. ALL interactions from past or future lives are invited in some way. If a fragment were to live its life without any recognition of another life, it is in the astral interval that the past lives would be considered. If conscious recognition of past lives is being brought into the current life, then the consideration would be in how to manage that memory and apply it practically. By that we mean seeking dialogue in dreams, working with an instructor, or simply “riding it out” to see its implications.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2009] [Bobby2] Since there are/were 3 of us present that are from Entity 6 of Cadre 2 may I have any Biographical information that you have easy access to along with perhaps a Theme or Task for this particular Entity? If that question is too broad, feel free to pick and choose what you think may be helpful. [Michael Entity] It could be said that a common denominator, or theme, among Cadre 2, Entity 6 is that of SENSITIVITY. This Sensitivity can show up in different ways that range from crippling sensitivity to profound healing capabilities. This particular Entity is “touched” by life and experiences in ways that are often difficult to understand by other fragments. This particular Entity is often seen as the “open wound” of the Cadre, where the greatest traumas and extremes are drawn in by the fragments. This openness to life in such a sensitive manner can also lead to an awareness of subtleties that, when harnessed and implemented, can come across as works of “miracles” or profound transformation for those within proximity of that fragment’s life. [Bobby2] Since this is a 6 numbered entity, is that reflective in its Priestly energies in any way? [Michael Entity] It is true there would be “priestly” qualities inherent in the dynamic of any Entity 6, lending it a deep Compassion or a strong Zeal. In addition to that mathematical dynamic, Entity 6 emphasizes the spectrum of experiences between the negative pole of Connection and the positive pole of Harmony. In Connection, the fragments of any Entity 6 may find themselves in positions that pivot other lives, or that they may move from one support or social circle to another throughout the life, always drawing a line of connections among fragments or groups like a “connect-the-dot” exploration. In Harmony, the fragments no longer find themselves splintered among various parts of the life, and/or fragmented by relationships to various people in the life, but find that everything plays a part in an overall Harmony. There is much more that could be said, but we feel this little bit will help add to the understanding of the dynamics of this Entity.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 2009] [ocean-cheryl] I find myself stuck second-guessing the past, even as I wish to create a better future. Present issues bring up things that I thought had been long resolved, creating a feeling of insecurity. Do you have any specific suggestions for accepting and releasing the “rope of the past”, so one can move more confidently into the future? [Michael Entity] Cheryl, when one realizes that one has not resolved issues from the past, it only serves to hold on to them longer when one chastises oneself for not having already resolved them. You distract yourself with the self-chastising or exasperation and do not simply allow for the reality to be dealt with. It is the equivalent of a friend “bringing things up again” as you roll your eyes and begrudgingly give your attention to her or him. You are simply not present at that point, or at least, there is a delay in your presence. When issues from the past come up “again” it would do you well to remember that if it is up again, it never left. It would also do you well to remember that these things are not imposed upon you, but are a part of your life, a part of your creations, choices, fabric, and are just as valid as any efforts to create a better future. In fact, often when one decides it is time to focus on creating a better future, it can become daunting to find the anchors that are in place that have kept you from doing so all along, but your attention to these is Good Work. It is not punishment or failure. [luluaussi] like the “flaws” found in a handmade rug, see by some as undesirable but are part of the intrinsic beauty that is the rug? [ocean-cheryl] yes, the irregularities are what makes it unique [luluaussi] and do nothing to diminish the beauty of functions either [luluaussi] not sure if that was on point but the image popped into brain… [Michael Entity] It would not be amiss to use the weaving, or crocheting, as an analogy for your process. If a stitch or loop is left out or tangled, it is often desirable to return to that stitch or loop, even if it means unraveling to that point, just to ensure the pattern is to your liking. Often the overall fulfillment of the intended pattern is more rewarding than the frustration of returning to the tangle. It may be annoying in the moment, but if you choose to return to it, it is because you feel the reward of the finished creation is important. So our response to your question would be to remind yourself of that overall reward and fulfillment and that your attention to issues of the past is a part of your creative process. [ocean-cheryl] you could not have used a better analogy…. and i need to remember that often I am the only one who knows where the flaws are [Michael Entity] We have more to say about repetitive patterns arising from the past, but will return to that subject at another time. In the future.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2016-02-10 10Q Membership Gratitude Event] MikeClev: This question is about the topic of Generational Karma. Could you describe how being in this "Mature" Age affects that era? How will being in an "Old" Age be different? Thanks. MEntity: During an Age, it tends to be the case that all events funnel into the securing of that Age into the populace. During this Mature Age, it is a process of breaking down barriers, emotional rawness, intensity, expanding boundaries while also strengthening any that have been ignored. It is about bringing about an awareness of collectivity, consensus, negotiation, compromise, and cooperation. Events tend to force the idea that "we are in this together, whether we like it, or not." This will be met with great resistance by those who prefer their own paths that do not account for the consequences upon others. The Mature Age, then, tends to be marked by an escalating intensity that is emotional in nature and brings the population to a turning point that finds a way to soothe those in desperate fear for their individual paths while still gaining collective momentum of empowerment. If this soothing of the younger souls is not addressed, then the turning point can be quite disastrous, but the turning point will come, regardless. At some point during an Age, the turning point comes, either with resistance/pain or with surrender/pleasure. The Old Age would be marked by a building upon or up from the turning point of the Mature Age and aim for how to implement collective responsibility and freedom. It tends to be an Age where true anarchy is in effect to some degree that allows order to rise up from chaos. If the momentum continues as we can see it, this will have been well under way with the advent of digital technology, virtual reality, and augmented reality, as "the world" shifts from geographical and national differentiations to a world organized by ideas and philosophies All boundaries and privacy issues will have long been resolved, and life will not be limited to locality. The Internet is a precursor to the Old Age. There will be those who rise and fight against this by claiming that the quality of life is reduced by emphasizing digital interaction, but this will be met by the Old Age in the same way one might feared that the telephone would remove the necessity for actual contact, or that the use of digital music somehow cannot carry the experience of an actual concert. It will always be true that actual contact is important, but to expand beyond boundaries of geography and locality to form "nations" based in ideas and philosophies rather than territories is a natural progression.
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    The 7 Stages of the 7th Internal Monad (Dying) Channeled by Troy Tolley, July 4th, 2011 POF Session [Geraldine] After yesterday's session on the 3rd Internal Monad, I've decided to ask for a similar listing for each of the other IMs, but not necessarily in order. We have the least information on how the 7th IM processes. Taking into consideration that it's done fully on the Astral, plus includes belief systems allowing for full play of imagination, healing from difficult lives, and a full Review, it may have the same 7 Stages, but how they process would be quite variable and different. So, I'd like a full listing and description on how the 7th Internal Monad is processed and whether negative/positive poles have any validity on the Astral. [MEntity] As explained previously, each Internal Monad will have the same Stages of INITIATION, INTROSPECTION, REALIZATION, MANIFESTATION, CONTENTMENT, MAGNETIZATION, and EMANATION. These terms can be altered to reflect the contexts of each Internal Monad, of course, but the point would be similar. To help understand the relativity of each Stage for each Internal Monad, describing the Poles as more contextual is helpful. In the case of the 7th Internal Monad, the Stages can be described as follows: INITIATION comes with a Positive Pole of Transition, Negative Pole of Attachment; INTROSPECTION comes with a Positive Pole of Grief and a Negative Pole of Denial; REALIZATION comes with a Positive Pole of Detachment and a Negative Pole of Return; MANIFESTATION comes with a Positive Pole of Review, and a Negative Pole of Devastation; CONTENTMENT comes with a Positive Pole of Reunion, and Negative Pole of Haunting; MAGNETIZATION comes with the Positive Pole of Integration, and a Negative Pole of Fragmentation; EMANATION comes with the Positive Pole of Transcendence, and a Negative Pole of Dependence. These Stages can be done in the process of dying, or post-death of the Body. The Personality matrix, or Etheric Body, does not "die" with the Physical Body that stabilized it as a structure for the lifetime through genetics, and so the work of the Internal Monad can be done while "in" or "out" of the Body. In other words, "you" do not die with the body. The Poles describe the Stages of progress that allow for Essence to evolve, and this evolution is dependent upon Transcending the paradigm that is a Soul Age Level. The Positive Poles describe the process of accepting that one has ended a lifetime, embraces that truth, collects its matrix of energy from the Physical Plane, reviews the lifetime, updates records and checks in with other entity and cadre members, adds the Personality to the collective of Essence, and through that integration comes a cascading effect of integration for all other fragments left over that Soul Age Level, leading to the transcendence. The Negative Poles describe the denial, attachment, and rejection of the process of death, and remains attached to the Physical Plane, either through family members, objects, time patterns, or even the body, itself. The Essence cannot transcend, or move to the next Soul Age Level while any Personality is still attached to any time frame, space frame, or bodies. We can elaborate upon this more at another time, but this mapping may be helpful for now.
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    [Extracted from a private session, with permission.] MEntity: [When the goal is Flow,] Inertia comes when one does not "go with the flow," but tries to force a direction, or resist a direction, or ignore the forces of the life that have been greater than you can control. FREEDOM is the Positive Pole, and this comes from embracing the truth of what you can and what you cannot control, and then making new choices based on those parameters. Every life is like a river and when one has a Goal of Flow, one cannot stop the river, and paddling upstream can be exhausting, and trying to stay in one spot can be exhausting, but you can let the river do the work of moving you and let your choices steer you. To opt out of making choices means that your boat no longer has direction, but it will continue to move. This can be terrifying and create a constant cycle of reaction instead of conscious action. So telling the truth about what you can and cannot control can be quite helpful in bringing the Intellect in to help share with Emotion and Body in the navigation of life. ### end of extract You may discuss this material in the original post. See My first session on Lack of Enthusiasm.
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    [Extracted from Energy Report: September 2009] MEntity: Despite the fact that the Moving Center has been evident in global and local events in varying degrees, it has not been as evident for many on a Personal level beyond Frustration, a negative pole description of the Moving Center, which can also be described as Frenetic. Frustration is generated when energy is moved in a direction that lacks fulfillment of intention, whereas Productivity, the positive pole, is the fulfillment of intention. If improvement is intended, then not only will thinking and feeling be required, but action will be, as well. A renovation job is not fulfilled by mere excitement and blueprints alone; someone needs to DO something. ... Put another way, you are the one who has to do the work to accomplish, transform, or embrace what you have set out to accomplish, transform, or embrace. ... [W]e would suggest looking at what helps the Moving Center continue to work Productively, rather than Frustratingly: LAUGHTER. Laughter is a biological product from the higher functions of the Moving Center, which then fuels the lower, more mundane levels of the Moving Center toward Productivity, which then provides the conscious and creative navigation toward fulfillment of an Ideal (or ... whatever Attitude may be of relevance). Laughter is vital for Productivity, and though we do refer to the physical elements of laughing, we also refer to the internal laughter that allows you to not take yourself or your life so seriously. There is a vast difference between treating yourself seriously, and taking yourself seriously. Treating yourself seriously emphasizes you as a valuable and meaningful Being, while taking yourself seriously merely emphasizes and amplifies (and defends) the question of your value and meaning. In other words, treating yourself seriously is simply another way of describing Confidence, whereas taking yourself too seriously is Insecurity. Treating yourself seriously, ironically, means being able to laugh at yourself and your experiences, creatively navigating through your hardships and disappointments, and being able to decide on your own what those experiences mean to you.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: October 2015] [Kurtis] Hi Michael. I'd like to ask how the Stoic appears/acts in social situations. [MEntity] The Stoic shows up in social situations as fairly unflinching, unsurprised, and sometimes uninterested. The Stoic has a built-in capacity for slowing down processes so that reactions are either evaded or diminished in a way that does not betray those processes underneath the surface. In the Positive Pole, the Stoic can seem cool-headed, attentive, and informed, but without the biases and reactionary prejudices that might often dictate the perceptions and behaviors of others. In the Negative Pole, the Stoic can come across as tedious, lacking passion and interest, lacking attention, and generally difficult to communicate with. The difference between Tranquility and Resignation is fairly clear and distinct in the social situation. The Positive Pole Stoic could be described as being calmly present, whereas the negative pole may be described as defeated distraction. For the positive pole Stoic, even when there is little expression and reaction, there is an aliveness, but when the Stoic is in the negative pole, there is a draining effect that can be felt by those around her.
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    [Excerpt from Martial Nature Body Type] Bobby: For the rest of my time, would you expand upon the Martial/Nature body type for me like you did the Lunar/Nature body type for VIP? I'd like to add mine to the pool of info that is being gathered on the different body types. You started that off for him with something like "At the heart of the Lunar Body Type is a struggle with..." and continued on from there so I'm looking for something similar except for Martial/Nature. Based upon what he got, this may even be report option for Troy to offer. MEntity: We understand. To start out with your requested phrasing, we might say that at the heart of the Martial Body Type is struggle (and strength) of constantly navigating through life by assessing what NOT to do. The Martial Body Type is an Active body type, so it is naturally seeking stimulations, pleasures, experiences, etc, but it is an Active Negative Body Type, so it tends to focus more on what NOT to do, than on what TO DO. This might be the like the difference between emphasizing NOT to touch the hot burner, NOT to spill the hot water, NOT to bump the pot off of the burner, and having all of this emphasized out of proportion to the joy of having tea. There is a constant process of self-monitoring, self-consciousness, even to the point of micro-managing, but always on the side of what SHOULD NOT be done. This can lead to great amounts of defensiveness and reactionary outburst that are always just below the surface of the skin, particularly provoked if there is direction or correction given that is repeating what is already a part of the strict, Martial navigation. Martial Nature does not mind being informed of something new to do or not to do, but do not respond well to being told what to do or not to do if he or she is already doing or not doing that. Bobby: LOL MEntity: This Nature is a strength, as well, if this is processed compassionately and gently as a form of navigation. When it is processed as a strength, it is merely a standard of integrity and responsibility. If this standard of integrity and responsibility is owned, and managed compassionately and gently, it also frees the fragment from expanding the range of the micro-managing, critical, and constant assessment of what others are doing wrong, or doing that should not be done. Often the Martial Nature will distract itself from its own constant self-criticism by moving that outwardly, even if privately, to those of others. What the Martial Nature eventually learns is that knowing what NOT to do is learned precisely BY DOING WHAT NOT TO DO. Do not touch the hot burner was not learned by being told not to touch it. It was learned by touching it. In fact, if a Martial Nature is told what not to do, and he or she has not learned not to do it through doing it, then the thing that was told not to do becomes quite distracting to DO. So it can be quite a volatile form of navigation for the Martial Nature. If he is told what not to do when he already know what not to do, it can be offensive. If he is told what not to do when he has not even done it, then he will be compelled to do it so he knows not to do it. On his or her own. The Martial Nature processes experiences via the Adrenals, and because of this can develop an enduring, high tolerance for stress that is not familiar to any other Body Type. It can be quite foreign to the Martial as to how others can be so upset, so thrown off, so disoriented by the simplest of struggles or challenges when measured against their own capacity for managing stress. The way the Martial Nature learns empathy for this is through his or her own "meltdowns" and reactions. If there can be drawn a connection between their own breaking point for stress, and calibrate this to understand that others may simply have different points, then the empathy can come. Martial Nature may develop more endurance for stress, but even they have breaking points, and, ironically, these may come even more often than they do for others, but the Martial Nature will justify their own over those of others, because they usually handle stress quite well, so it is presumed there must be a valid reason for their reaction when it is not handled well. Bobby: lots of LOLs here :-) MEntity: For this reason, the older soul in a Martial Body Type will tend to bond with, or surround herself or himself with, those who have difficulty managing stress, to not only learn more about compassion and patience and kindness for the variation in stress management, but also to keep his or her own breakdowns from being too showcased.
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    [Excerpt from a private session for AnnaD on February 27, 2015] MEntity: The 6th Level for the Mature Soul is a Level when the fragment is "catching up with himself" in terms of crossing boundaries and having boundaries crossed, particularly in emotional realms. It is a Karmic Level, so it will be an active level in terms of relationships and relating. ### Note: You may discuss this material within the original post. See Heartlink.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: April 2014] [Juni] There is a fair amount of information about C1E7 about how it is the "sweetheart" entity. As time allows, what is characteristic about its counterpart, C2E7, along with perhaps a Theme or Task for this particular Entity? Please summarize or expand for what you think is most useful/informative/helpful. [MEntity] First, all Entity Sevens would have as their Positive Pole that of INCULCATION, and as a Negative Pole that of ECLECTICISM. The variation of Essence Roles in any given Entity then colors how those Poles are manifested among the members. While Cadre 1, Entity 7 is primarily Servers and Priests, with Artisans, Cadre 2, Entity 7 is primarily Priests and Servers, with Scholars. Those slight variations lend very different "flavors" or colors to each of those Entities. In general, those from Cadre 1, Entity 7 tend to dance a finer line between chaos and order, whereas those from Cadre 2, Entity 7 tend to dance a fine line between isolation and understanding. The Scholarly infusion among the members seems to bring about a great need to understand, to make sense, to KNOW, and if this is not the case, these members tend to recoil in isolation, observation, and distance. This means that the repetitive themes (inculcation) for most members of Cadre 2, Entity 7 are those that push through everything that is confusing, overwhelming, and disorienting. These members will keep repeating and repeating an experience, scenario, relationship, lifetime, etc. until there is that understanding, that confidence in knowing. This may sound difficult, but it is the Positive Pole. It is how these members move toward expansion and evolution. It is a preferred path, despite its challenges. When in the Negative Pole, these members tend to feel fragmented and conflicted, divided among various facets of the life in a way that can sometimes feel fraudulent or as an imposter. This is Eclecticism here. It is a process of learning that is piecemeal, so to speak. A little bit here; a little bit there, but nothing comprehensive. This means that this Entity has had its fair share of members having "gone crazy," or struggled with mental stability. This is not exclusive to this Entity, of course, but it is a pattern among the members. For that reason, we might consider describing this Entity as having a theme in SANITY. The delicate and often difficult maneuvering through lifetimes for these members can be as wild and as fun as they can be implosive and crushing.
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    This material was originally posted by Martha following a POF on October 5, 2011. Question: Can I get an update on current active Agreements? It feels like a lot is going on “behind the scenes”. MEntity: Since you have more than 35 currently-active Agreements, we think it would be easier to describe to you how to go about identifying those with whom you share Agreements, rather than to list each of them and their details. It is not a difficult Task for an individual to identify these, and we think our students are quite capable of doing so on their own. We think this may help: Agreements come in 3 forms: Essence, Personality, and Spontaneous. There may be better words to describe these, but these will do for now. Essence Agreements are those that are made prior to birth by the Essences involved, or during Astral exchanges during the lifetime. Essence manages these, but Personality can always trump them. Personality Agreements are those made between two people who have met, and discover that they would like to make plans. It is that simple. These count as Agreements and are no different from those on an Essence Level, except in context of origin. Personal Agreements always trump Essence Agreements. Spontaneous/Pivotal Agreements are those that happen "on the spot," between two Personalities, not because they have grown to know one another, but because of immediate need or desire. Spontaneous/Pivotal Agreements trump all other Agreements. The trumping of Agreements come from the fact of impact, not because one is more important than another. For instance, Essence One made Agreements to Mate with Essence Two. The Personality of Essence One has found herself attracted to the Personality of Essence Three because of proximity within the workplace. Personality One and Personality Three start dating exclusively. Essence Two now shows up as planned. Personality One is now torn [between] Two and Three. Instead of communicating and maturely handling the process of choice around such a situation, she "cheats" with Personality Two, which is discovered by Three. And now all Agreements are off among all involved. All choices of Essence take the "back seat," if you will, to all choices made by Personality, because Personality only gets that one life, and it is yours to do with as you please, which means completely revamping all Agreements carefully set up by Essence prior to the life, if you choose to so. Essence, Personality, or Pivotal Agreements have no tier of priority for Essence, but the more one begins to make choices consciously, the more one tends to align with Essence Agreements. But because the Personality knows the terrain of the physical life much better than Essence does, it will always have the advantage in sustaining, rejecting, or creating Agreements. The way you can tell with whom you share Agreements is if THAT PERSON MATTERS IN SOME WAY. It is that simple. This may not be the person from whom you borrow a stapler, but it can be a person whom you see every day who serves your coffee, or drives your bus, or services your car, or changes or impacts your life. We can go into greater detail as to the different depths and circles of Agreements at another time, but our point in this exchange is to say that you are surrounded by Agreements. For us to list them in any given day is no different from your looking at your day in retrospect and listing every single person who crossed paths with you that day, internally or externally, who MATTERED to you in some way. And people matter far more to each other than they ever give each other credit for. Rather than taking on the daunting task of listing everyone who mattered to you in the day, it may be helpful to start with two groups: those that obviously mattered, and those whom you think mattered. Listing 3 from each group every day can add to one's level of gratitude and consciousness in ways that may be surprising. The level of consciousness involved in terms of who matters to whom is unnecessary, or no progress would be made. In the case of our Older Soul students, consciousness cannot be undone, so you may be achingly aware of when others are not reciprocating consciously, or conscious at all, but it should have no impact on whether that person mattered to you, or whether you know that you mattered to him or her.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2001] Nick: Is there a method that can be used to become more creative? MEntity: ... We believe understanding your Role in Essence is a good place to start. Each Role has a basic NEED to create and a default Creation. ... Scholars NEED to create ASSIMILATION, with Transformation in the Positive and Consumption in the Negative.
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    [Excerpted from Michael Speaks: Living as Essence.] MEntity: Today we will speak to you about "living as Essence," or "manifesting Essence," which essentially translates into living from the Positive Poles of your Overleaves. What we will share today is relative to the Essence Roles, so your particular dynamic of Overleaves is not relevant to how one's Essence Manifests, as there are consistencies to the core qualities of each Role. However, because of your own Overleaves' dynamics, you may find variations on what we share. ... If one thinks of each life being a story, then what we can do to help each of you understand how you live as Essence is to put this in light of the story of your life. ... For the KING, the question is: IS THIS THE STORY I WANTED TO LIVE? Or put another way, "AM I ALIVE IN THIS STORY?" Kings, more than most other Roles, will endure the stories of their lives to such an extent that they no longer feel alive. They will continue down a trajectory for decades before hitting a wall that forces them to wake up from their stupor and BE ALIVE. So for the Kings who seek to live as Essence, the vibrancy of living must be considered as a parameter for staying on track and in the positive poles. If the King does not feel alive, he is likely not living the story he meant to live, and is likely not living as Essence. Kings, more than other Roles, often feel that enduring boredom and tedium are honorable and noble, so there is some sense of great pride in enduring this. And they can and will do so for years. However, there are few things as emotionally moving and inspiring than to see a King wake up. To see and hear a King laughing and giddy with excitement is profoundly touching. We dare say that our King students may actually cringe at the association of "giddy" with King, but it happens. And so the King who seeks to live as Essence must regularly ask, "AM I ALIVE IN THIS STORY?" "IS THIS THE STORY I MEANT TO LIVE?" and in asking these questions, she will be able to help herself navigate her choices, actions, and paths to higher ground.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Advanced Body Types] [MEntity] We understand the topic to be a focus on further exploration of Body Types. We will respond to the request for details of the Polarities for each element or facet of a Body Type as it manifests in Appearance, Nature, and Health. LUNAR APPEARANCE: -Pallid +Luminous NATURE: -Childish +Unattached HEALTH: -Resignation +Sensitivity SATURNIAN APPEARANCE: -Gaunt +Rugged NATURE: -Perfectionist +Just HEALTH: -Extremism +Durability MERCURIAL APPEARANCE: -Nervous +Agile NATURE: -Slippery +Witty HEALTH: -Short-Circuiting +Grounded JOVIAL APPEARANCE: -Overwhelming +Grandeur NATURE: -Indulgent +Joyful HEALTH: -Asphyxiation +Vitality MARTIAL APPEARANCE: -Compulsive +Alive NATURE: -Irrational +Dedicated HEALTH: -Burning +Perpetual VENUSIAN APPEARANCE: -Sloppy +Voluptuous NATURE: -Evasive +Sensual HEALTH: -Weak +Elegant SOLAR APPEARANCE: -Ethereal +Radiant NATURE: -Clueless +Innocent HEALTH: -Disintegration +Spirited Some of these terms may seem out of context when describing the Polarity of an element, but we must choose terms that are broader and more symbolic than anything detailed or specific. This is because each element is not merely polarized, but molecularly polarized. In other words, each pole has its polarities, as well. For example, we chose Extremism as the Negative Pole of Health for Saturn because this captures the effects of over- or under-stimulation of the anterior pituitary. In other cases our terms are symbolic in ways that represent how a Body Type LOOKS, not only in literal appearance, but in experiential engagement. For example, the Appearance of Mercury as -Nervous or +Agile captures the range of experiential engagement in and with that Body Type. How a Body Type LOOKS is often how it is remembered.
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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: May 2008] [Question] Oh, if i may, what Soul Age is Eckhart Tolle? [Michael Entity] Eckhart Tolle is a 7th Level Mature Priest with Artisan Casting, a Spiritualist with a Goal of Flow in Observation Mode, Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part, with Chief Negative Features or Stubbornness and Arrogance. He is from Cadre 5, Entity 1 with a Server Essence Twin.
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael: January 2015] Janet: Michael, last year at this time you gave us a list of the 7 elements that prompted learning in the year of the Priest, in the form of questions to ask ourselves. Can you provide the 7 elements that prompt our learning in this Scholar year? MEntity: What efforts did you make to validate your theories through experiences? Were you willing to be wrong as a way to learn? Are you telling the truth, or is your reality telling the truth? (if they are in conflict). (Are you contributing to the creation of your life, or do you feel you are the created result of your life.) Are you participating in life, or presuming you are a separate thing from your life? What conditions have you placed on receiving and giving Love in your life? Is your past a "guidepost" or have you turned it into a "hitchpost?" What do you find yourself distracted with in trying to get others to learn (about you, about themselves, about life)?
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    [Excerpt from Ask Michael - February 1, 2015] [Kurt] Hi Michael, Attitudes appear in social situations, so I was wondering if you could talk about how Spiritualists appear/act in socializing. MEntity: In the positive pole, Spiritualists will tend to be listeners and hear you out, no matter what you are saying. They will tend to be open-minded, and give you the space to share your truth, without feeling compelled to agree with it or challenge it. They do not feel you are asking of them to believe anything, and they do tend to trust that you would do the same for them. In the negative pole, Spiritualists may tend to use you as a launching pad for sharing anything that might add an "oohh or an aahhh" to the exchange. The sharing is far more conclusive and sometimes even competitive in terms of challenging beliefs. In other words, they can tend to stretch the truth just to hear you react in awe, or to drown out your own beliefs if they are not interesting to them. In social situations, look for the Spiritualist to be the most indecisive, or the most decisive if in the negative pole. In the positive pole, they would help make the decision, but will not impose one. There are more symptoms of the Spiritualist in social scenarios, but this is a bit of an idea.
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    [Excerpted from NWM - Jan 15, 2015 - Seven Facets of Role] MEntity: Today, we are asked to discuss what might best be described as the "facets" of a Role. These would be the same, regardless of Soul Age, and do not represent a progression into the conscious use of the Role. The evolution of the use of a Role is relative to Soul Ages and Levels, so for instance, and Old Sage is very different from a Young Sage. But, today, we will discuss WHAT KIND of Sage, not necessarily how evolved the Sage. We see there is speculation as to correlation with Casting as a means for defining these variations on a Role, and that is in part true, but only in part. These Facets "rotate" for each Role, and while Casting tends to describe a default, a Role can have locked into any one of the Facets. ... To "save time" in our delivery today, we will only share the Negative Poles, since the basic description has its Positive Poles implied. ... THE 7 FACETS OF PRIEST THE SERVER-PRIEST is THE CAPABLE - This is the Priest who tends to endure, and can endure, for a very long time, because he CAN. There is a sense of dishonesty in moving away that that which is being endured because it feels as if it is a lie to dishonor that endurance. THE CAPABLE are surprisingly emotionally-intelligent and in need of expression far more than what is revealed. The emotional intelligence gives great insight into the innocence and hearts of those around him so that it is difficult to fault them for what is endured, and the need for expression is often set aside in favor of enduring. The endurance is seen as worth it for the sake of keeping innocence alive. When The Capable falls into the Negative Pole, they disappear. It is that simple. THE ARTISAN-PRIEST is THE INITIATOR - We mean this term in both the sense that The Initiator acts as kind of initiation into concepts and ideas that were completely foreign to those now being exposed, and that The Initiator can be the one who prompts the start of a new direction. When The Initiator falls into the Negative Poles, it could be said that she falls into simply being a troublemaker, instigator, antagonistic. THE WARRIOR-PRIEST is THE BOSS. This is the Priest who, in all honesty and authenticity, literally knows what is best for you. They are confidence in the flesh, with high ambition for making sure everyone knows what is best for them, since they have that knowledge. If you would "just listen to them" and "do as they say," you would be much better off. And they are right. When they are right. When The Boss falls into the Negative Pole, it is all about being right, and not about being helpful. It is feels to be an affront to their core to be questioned or dismissed or to have their quality insights ignored. For The Boss to be ineffective or even have a suggestion of being "wrong," it is literally painful. THE SCHOLAR-PRIEST is THE EDITOR - This is the Priest who is not so worried about the big picture, but is more worried about the details, and is quite good at seeing those details that need to be addressed and changed. The Editor will, literally, help one to "rewrite" patterns and behaviors that can bring about the change one might envision on a larger scale, but that bigger picture is up to you. The Editor is only concerned with the details. When The Editor falls into the Negative Poles, she falls into tedium, banality, boredom, routine, and even apathy. Life becomes dull to the senses, and great blasts of "something, anything" are necessary to help revitalize her sense of participation in the world and her life. THE SAGE-PRIEST is THE DIGNIFIED. This Priest is concerned with nobility, refinement, formality, and great consideration. They are an embodiment of elegance and discretion, and this is both in terms of superficiality and in terms of how energy is used in the life. When energy is used elegantly, there is a maximum amount of return for minimal amount of expenditure. When The Dignified falls into the Negative Pole, there is collapse, hoarding, deep attachment to identity and appearance, and the things that represent these. THE PRIEST-PRIEST is THE ABSOLUTIST. This Priest only knows what this Priest knows and anything beyond that is not worth knowing. They are often quite removed from the trappings of life, and and distance themselves in many ways from everything not deemed of value. This makes these Priests very good at what they know, but what that know tends to be quite specialized When The Absolutist falls into the Negative Poles, it can show up as profound arrogance, dismissal, and superiority complexes that are either crippling shyness or crippling vanity. ... The KING-PRIEST is THE DIPLOMAT - She is the Priest who can see all sides, is balanced in perspective and insight, and can help to bring that out in others. She is often in positions that resolve conflict, help to find common ground, and encourage strength in differences. When The Diplomat falls into the Negative Poles, she can find herself in the middle of constant conflict, developing a kind of recoiling from anything different or challenging, and doing all she can to "keep the peace," even if it is false.
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    This information is from Cadre 1 Design, which Troy cautioned should not be used as a definitive reference but should be used as a basis for further validation. Entity 2: 1275 Fragments/176 Cycled off (at present date, 815 incarnated) 392 Sages/343 Artisans/7 Servers/49 Scholars/15 Warriors/21 Priests/98 Artisans/98 Kings/49 Sages/49 Artisans/98 Priests/56 Sages (6 Wild Card Priests)
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-01-07] A “ribbon” is our term for the energetic bond that links one fragment to another after an imbalance (karma) has been created between the two of you. This “ribbon” is part of how and why each of you “finds” each other again through time and space. The “ribbon” is unbreakable without the mutual attempt to balance the Karma.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2008] [H2OSprtlvr] I am drawn to an individual that I have done business with. While in his shop, he opened up and told me about a whole host of problems he is dealing with. He seems to be nothing but trouble. Why do I feel attached to helping him to see another way of things? I don’t understand why I am drawn to someone with problems I know I can’t help with. [Michael Entity] It is part of some of your self-karma: the dance between speculation and truth, and the dance between saving a life and simply giving what you can. It would do you well to allow the speculation that you may not be able to help save this person, but it would also do you well to keep in perspective what you CAN give as help, without condition, as the ultimate impact will be up to the receiver, not the giver. In other words, give the support and caring that you can, but allow for the reality that you cannot save his life for him.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2000] [Barry] Would you comment on the seeming sudden urge for your students here to effect major changes in their lives? We have become excited recently at the thought of banning together and traveling as a group. [Michael_Entity] This is the Instinctive Center being explored within your Cadres. These are more memories than they are plans, though there are clues contained within the impulses that are important to each of you individually. This playful exploration appears to be allowing each of you to seriously support and “see” just what it IS that you would draw from as a talent or skill for contribution to a life you deem full of freedom. This can be applied without having to “leave your life behind” and pulling wagons, though some of you will do just that. [Barry] Is there a particular instance you can tell us where many of us may have traveled together and the circumstances? [Michael_Entity] There are three circles overlapping within the dialogue we have seen so far. Some of you traveled in Italy in support of what might be considered a Circus, but more a “freak show.” Some of you are remembering traveling in Medieval times from one place to another as a means to survive as pagans being oppressed by the new religion. Some of you are remembering being left behind, choosing not to travel in these instances, but determining to create “power spots” or anchor points. Though there are three distinct circles, it appears you all have had plenty more lives than these mentioned wherein there was a need for traveling for prosperity and support. In this exploration on your discussion list, explore it as it applies to your life currently, not as a means to “escape it.” From there, if the insight still leads to making a change, it will be full of clarity. [Barry] Do you think a “viable” commune could be created out of the students here? It seems that human emotion and CF’s keep communes from being successful usually. [Michael_Entity] We have always encouraged our Students from the beginning to do so, that we believe a community would be beneficial and viable. The Internet has become that community to a great degree. If the implementation of the commune/community can be done with intention and not as a means to escape, it is valid and part of our own agenda as well. We do not, however, believe any of you are free enough from Chief Feature to live turbulence free, but your skills in maneuvering through Chief Feature’s games would benefit you greatly.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2002-02-28] [Val] Healing: I believe we all have the power to heal ourselves & others, physical and spiritual (Buddha, Jesus etc) many say they heal in the name of religious figures can you comment on this, and on what would you recommend to us in order to succeed in healing ourselves and others [M_Entity] “Religious Figures” give “permission” to a Fragment to use energy that is easily available already. That method helps a fragment “call on” the healing energy of the Higher Moving energy (Buddha) or Higher Emotional (Christ), both linked to the theme of the Logos taught through the Manifestations of the Infinite Soul in your example. Because most Fragments believe deeply that they are less-than, it makes sense to call upon a “higher power” for use of energy in healing. In truth, that energy, however accessed, will always be from the source of your own Essence. The greatest method of healing, in terms of channeling a specific energy, has been for Older Souls to think in terms of RESONATION, not “sending” energy to another. Creating a sustained resonance of healing gives the fragment focused upon an opportunity to align their own energy with that resonance. Those who are sensitive enough can sense in another where the energy is blocked or inhibited, can then generate a resonance for the ill one, and allow that Fragment to use it as needed. We remind you that not all illnesses and disease are necessarily interested in being “healed” by the common standards. There are beautiful experiences for a soul in many sicknesses and diseases. Knowing this, a form of healing can sometimes NOT be about alleviating the illness, but discussing and comprehending the impact of that illness.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2002-03-28] [LiSaC] I’d like some suggestions on what some options are that women have to be healthy during and after menopause. [M_Entity] If Menopause were treated as a passing life transition, it would be much easier to process. Menopause, and Menopause-Andropause in men, is a hormonal wash removing the base desire for procreation. It is practical biologically, but is also a profound opportunity for shifts psychologically or spiritually, as well. During this phase, which is usually linked to the 5th Internal Monad, biological relief can be found in what has come to be referred to as “wild yam” products. Estrogen replacements are risky, but worth it for some. Other than these basic remedies, only time can remedy the process. [M_Entity] With the emphasis being on the 5th Internal Monad, the process will include a very profound look at what the life has accomplished by your own terms, and what you can now do to experience freedom within the frameworks and patterns that have been set. Although Menopause and Andropause are not limited to those experiencing the 5th Internal Monad, it is consistent enough to be considered. We do not have a quick remedy or suggestion for alleviating the stress of the process, but we do believe the more difficulties involved for an individual tend to be directly proportional to their personal belief that they have not “proven themselves” yet. We believe addressing the wonders of the life that have been experienced, rather than the want for something undefined, vague, and somehow more meaningful, the process can be freeing, rather than debilitating. Menopause/Andropause allows the psyche the opportunity to truly assess the life-to-date, and though much of it may be disappointing to the Personality, choosing to view the life from the eyes of your Essence can alleviate the strongest of discomforting symptoms. Your contributions to a life are far more amazing than may be possible to see from your position, but Essence knows. It can do wonders to ask family and friends for feedback and stories to convey any influences and meaning a person may have left in a life.
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    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: March 2009] [Question] While you’ve said many times that the essences within the first two humanoid Energy Rings have been ensouling into the physical plane for 6 million years, it’s hard to grapple with that number when the human form we use has only been around for perhaps 60,000 years. You’ve also said that these essences started out incarnating elsewhere, on Sirius. Is this time gap due to this earlier start and then waiting to adapt to the new humanoid form found on this planet? Also, what was the average soul age of those who did begin incarnating onto earth from the first two Energy Rings? [Michael Entity] It is not accurate that the human form you recognize as your evolutionary ancestors is merely 60,000 years old, but more that evidence has only been found (and publicly-made) that can be understood and evaluated within a limited time frame. There are anomalies that we see may eventually find substantial positions within your scientific history at some point. For now, those anomalies are set aside. However, it is accurate that there was a long “gap” between the shift from Sirius System and bodies to your current planet and bodies. Bodies had to be found that were similar to the original bodies and then manipulated to a point where Sentience could be sustained. There will always be that “missing link” in your evolutionary theories due to this transfer and manipulation. The average soul age of those who started in Sirius and then moved to The Milky Way were Infant. The only reason your species became endangered in Sirius was because of the gaining of Sentience. Once Sentience sets in to a species, behaviors change rather drastically. [Comment] I thought Sirius was part of the Milky Way. [Michael Entity] You are correct. We will clarify that with “a move from the Dog-Star/Sirius System to the Solar System.” [Question] So, it’s not uncommon for a newly sentient species to become endangered? [Michael Entity] It depends on the dominant Sentience already in place. [Question] Are the Pleiadians going to help us on earth? Are they already? [Michael Entity] In the case of the shift from Sirius system to the Solar System, most of the reigning sentience were early Young at the time. Those that are considered “Pleiadians” were instrumental in forcing your sentience to move to a safer location. They preferred your being made extinct, but the animal rights networks fought for your protection and transference. Part of their telepathic contact now is to help remedy that sentient faux pas, though they still feel a repulsion toward your species to a great extent. The same situation may happen between your sentience and Gorillas as they grow in sentient numbers. The realization of their intelligence and sentience could lead to a rather amazing relationship, along with a strong rooting of the Maturity of your species, or potentially to another round of mass slavery. One of the “worst” things any sentience can do in the scheme of things is to destroy or interfere with another sentience. We would think that humans inherently understood this by now, but that remains to be seen as a realization among the masses. The Mature Soul paradigm may bring about that empathy and awareness. [Comment] Gorillas are so endangered, it’s highly likely that they will fail to achieve the numbers they need to remain here. [Michael Entity] Gorillas will continue their ensoulment, even if not in all parallels. There will be at least one parallel for this to happen.
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    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-05-07] [Lightspring] Could you suggest exercises or information that would aid with the ability to let go of expectation(s)? [Michael Entity] Yes: to allow yourself the freedom of expectations. This is the only means you have for learning to navigate your expectations. To “let go” of expectation is about as useful as giving up your legs; yes, it can be done, but mobility is not enhanced by doing so. Embracing your expectations is to embrace your inner map. However, the expectations that are often felt to be so compelling are simply not the truth of that inner map. To allow the embrace of those expectations can often then reveal the truth of this, and allow for more appropriate desires to lead the way. Expectation is neutral. Your ability to use the tool of expectation is a spectrum. There is a negative form of expectation and a positive form. To expect that the sun will rise can be seen to be quite natural. To expect a loved one to conform to your ideals is quite another end of the spectrum. In this case, it could then be said that TRUST is the positive pole of Expectation and DEMAND is the negative pole. To demand that the sun rise as you will it in the middle of the night is as fruitless as forcing upon another your ideals. To trust that your loved one can find his or her own path of expression and truth despite your ideals is as beautiful an expectation as one that allows the sun to rise on its own. If there is pain involved in your experience of expectation, it is quite likely that it is in the realm of DEMANDS. In this case, one must do the work of exploring WHY one would have such demands and then allow room for a shift of attention. In most cases of DEMAND, or painful expectation, one is in a self-karmic cycle of punishment, either upon the self or upon another. There is a perpetual investment in the Demand until there is vindication. To understand that this is a cycle of punishment will often allow room for the true inner map to be found and a new peaceful navigation to be found. To understand that this is a cycle of punishment is to surrender to the truth that “you will never be right.” When Expectations are painful, when they are DEMANDS, you can never be right. You can only impose your will, if that, but you will never be right. To grasp the reality that there may be more to you than being right can be a disturbing buoy to free oneself from. But there is so much more to you. Demands lead to unfulfilled expectations, which is a root of anger, which is a form of punishment. It is quite obvious to most of you as to where you are Demanding and where you are Trusting. Free yourselves to navigate more gently, softly, and you will find your expectations have clues, motivations, and magnetism within them that are a part of your true inner map. NOTE: We use the statement “you will never be right” as it relates to this particular experience, not as an implication that there is actually a wrong or right.
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