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[MEntity] We will continue on, then, to discussion of 2012 and its overleaves, along with an Energy Report for January and February. 2012 OVERLEAVES ROLE: KING (emphasized all year) CENTER: EMOTIONAL (with INSTINCTIVE) (emphasized all year) GOAL: GROWTH (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: PASSION (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: SPIRITUALIST (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: STUBBORNNESS ] Impatience/Martyrdom (emphasized Oct - Dec) [MEntity] In an Emotionally-centered year, the tendency is toward a launch that is more unpredictable than usual, which often translates to the individual as a sense of not having words to describe one's feelings about tomorrow, and what it will bring; like a kind of careful floundering in the dark in a way that emphasizes an unknowing. [MEntity] The shift from the Moving-centered year into the Emotional year may come with some disorientation, as so much "energy" had been used to simply "hold on" through 2011, and it may take some time get your intuitive legs back, if you will. [MEntity] As the year is Emotionally-Centered, and launched from Growth, there is a great deal of emphasis on the Inspirational Energies as setting the stage for the year. [MEntity] This is further extended by Passion and Spiritualist later in the year. [MEntity] As Growth is the Goal that seeks to explore, find, and create Meaningful Experiences, we think that many will begin the year with an emphasis on returning to a sense of importance, meaning, and purpose in the life, instead of simply "getting by," or, as in keeping with last year, simply "hold on." [MEntity] This importance, meaning, and purpose may not be able to take shape very easily, or be expressed very clearly, as the year is so Inspirationally-based, and the Emotional Center is voiceless and expressionless. [MEntity] Instead, the Emotions bypass logic, reason, and explanations. It is a function that is fueled by one's capacity for "knowing," trusting, and more technically, Perceiving. [MEntity] Perception is the capacity to know without needing to understand how you know. [MEntity] And so it is that each of you may begin this year with a bit of stumbling around in the dark, but "knowing" you feel a necessity to return to that internal trust in your navigation again, even as you are not particularly certain about the direction, shape, or meaning it is to take. [MEntity] With the King being emphasized, all of this may take on a greater importance than usual, in that this is not just a personal matter, but one that you may find is important in terms of how you show up in the world to others. [MEntity] How you lead your life. What you want to make of it. What you want to show for it, or leave behind. [MEntity] The King year can tend to bring to light that core of any individual who wants to take back his or her life in a way that is on his or her own terms, and in this Emotional year with Growth, this would tend toward being in terms of what is most meaningful for you that can be used by others to help them lead their lives. [MEntity] This is not going to show as so grand for some, but on smaller scales, and tighter circles of intimacy, but for many, this is a rather pivotal year in this context. [MEntity] We see that most of our students, even as they are stumbling about, so to speak, are working hard to reassert themselves into some kind of position of self-leadership, meaning, and direction, through a return of trust internally. [MEntity] January, then, could be said to have had a theme described by the phrase: OK, WHERE WAS I? [MEntity] Most of our students seem to have taken a step away from the internal nurturing that is required for your sense of participation, joy, trust, intuition, and mastery of your life as you have tended to many external demands. [MEntity] The King energy of this year is generated from a collective sense of the "OK, WHERE WAS I?" in terms of how one feels he or she may have lost track of the self over the past couple of years. [MEntity] It is not that these past few years have been wasted by any means, but that they have been focused in more external directions that may have ranged from feeling like a necessary detour by some, exhausting for others, and/or even resented by others. [MEntity] It is not that these past few years have been wasted by any means, but that they have been focused in more external directions that may have ranged from feeling like a necessary detour by some, exhausting for others, and/or even resented by others. [MEntity] January, then, may have been the first month in a while that brought with it the slowing of time and energy to a point that can now see possibility for that return of nurturing to the self again. [MEntity] However, because of the momentum from 2011, it may not have come easily, if at all, yet. [MEntity] We think that most of our students would not feel the full settling of the shift into the Emotional year until next month, near the end of February. [MEntity] Once there is a bit more clarity as to what is most meaningful to each of you, then would come the return of the sense of intuition, trust, and sight in the dark, if you will. [MEntity] February moves more fully into Growth, and this may start to be more obvious as more exciting plans, personal experiences, and a sense of evolving comes back for many of you. [MEntity] February may be described the phrase, "OH, THERE, I AM!" [MEntity] We think that February 7th might be the shift for most as the Nexus is a Converging Nexus that brings a merging of parallels that originally branched out from 2005. [MEntity] That Divergence in 2005 appears to have been related to a "what if" kind of shift that explored the ideas of a range of "the worst" to "the best" scenarios relative to, and extending from, important events of that year. [MEntity] Many of those "versions" of the self, then, may be merging back as each have "returned" from those paths of exploration over time, and have moved the life into nearly the same state as what "you" perceive yours to be "now." [MEntity] For many of you this might bring a wave of Sentimentality with it, as the Emotional Center takes full effect, and your past is grieved, or reminisced about, or embraced in a new way. [MEntity] On the other side of this, the experience may be, as we said, one that could be described as "Oh, There I Am (again)." [MEntity] This may not be obvious, at first, but in the few weeks after, and into March, this may become more obvious as a kind of confidence, stride, and trust comes up from the self and into the life. [MEntity] Overall, the year ahead appears to be rooted in themes that are all about individuals or groups returning a sense of mastery back to their participation in life, fueled by what inspires them. For some, this will play out as mastery and perceptive evolution, but for others, this may show up as tyrannical, sentimental confusion. [MEntity] This is most likely going to be played out quite distinctly in United States' Politics. [MEntity] We have much more to say about the Overleaves for the year, but this is a start. We will now take questions regarding 2012, its Overleaves, what we shared, and any other relevant questions. [Question] Is the attempt at internet censorship by the music and movie industries and certain U.S. politicians through SOPA and PIPA due in part to the King energy in place this year? They certainly seem to be attempting to impose their will on others in a tyrannical manner. [MEntity] Oh yes, DB; it is an example of the Tyrannical, Sentimental, and Confused. This appears to have been an example of imposing meaning that is from "the good old days" while not understanding anything about the current state of days. [MEntity] The intentions were not sinister, as much as they were simply motivated by a disconnect from the present state of technology, people, and the nature of the Mature Soul paradigm, which will continue to increase in its sharing of "intellectual properties" and ideas that can never truly be "owned." [Question] With the rhetoric of various nations regarding the politics of the Middle East and the nature of the US to economical need to be at a constant state of war, what is the outlook for war in the middle east to break out into a full-scale global war? [MEntity] The potential for a global scale of war is still rather low, though existent, at what might be described as being a 25% probability. [MEntity] Not very many fragments are interested in a global war, and for that to be accommodated on any meaningful scale would require a great many of the Mature Souls to exit so that Younger souls could implement it. [MEntity] As long as there is a means for launching a global war, then there will always be probabilities for it, but, for the moment, they are low probabilities. [Question] So then the rhetoric is just that then? [MEntity] Yes, for the most part, there are many "puffed up" scenarios generated from the various fears, but as with any fearful state or projection, it is often generated from thinking that one is doing the best thing for protection from that which is feared. [Question] Does Michael believe that conscious astral projection training is beneficial for the essence? If so, is it true that around the time of December the 21st there will be a "massive spiritual awakening"? [MEntity] Consciousness brought to any endeavor can be described as "beneficial for Essence," but Astral Projection is mostly for the entertainment and exploration of the Personality, as Essence is already "projected," if you wll, and has direct access to the Astral. [MEntity] Astral Projection is a matter of sustaining a cohesion of consciousness beyond the confines of the body, and when that is practiced (consciously, or unintentionally through dreams), it is profoundly liberating to the Personality, as it is a kind of experiential proof of its existence beyond those confines. [MEntity] As for a "massive spiritual awakening," we would say that this could be said to be true, if that "awakening" is understood as a shift of a dominant paradigm from Young to Mature, and having started long before December 21st, and continuing long after for approximately 50 to 100 years. [MEntity] There has never been, and probably never will be, anything that could be described as a "massive awakening," or a specific date to mark a shift in collective growth, except insofar as one might describe it in retrospect, and in terms of a great scale of time. [MEntity] For instance, it could be said that a "massive awakening" last occurred over the Harmonic Convergence of 1988 when the official number of Mature Souls within the sentient population actually shifted to be the most dominant Soul Age, but as one can see, the implementation of that shift is still in the works. [MEntity] With each "important date" that has come since then, there are minor shifts that are valid in ways that are not massive or obvious, but are valid, nonetheless. [MEntity] December 21st, 2012 has moved to become a kind of anchoring effect of the Mature Soul consciousness and paradigm shift. [MEntity] Since 1988, the population that has been incarnated has fluctuated over and over between having more Mature and more Young, almost on a yearly basis, but this current year may bring that to a conclusion, with a momentum in place that keeps the population sustained as having mostly Mature Souls at any given time. [MEntity] In that regard, some may consider this a "massive awakening," or an important shift, but we simply see it as part of the process of evolution that is quite slow, relatively speaking. [Question] Relatedly, since 2012 has been so hyped up by so many for a while, and from various angles from doomsday to miraculous ascensions, how might the expectations and hype influence the events, or probability of events, for the year (if at all)? [MEntity] On Personal and Community Levels, the interpretation of events will cater to many of these various angles on the year. The events of a year can mean anything to the individual or group, depending upon their preferred or defaulted processes of growth. [MEntity] It is not so much that these beliefs and "hype" will generate events as much as the events, which could have happened in any year, may feed into the beliefs and hype. That being said, we do not think 2012 can be moved through without at least one individual or group actively doing their best to impose their idea of what "2012" should bring. [Question] On a more 'personal level' for some of us - how are a year's overleaves experienced by those who have those particular overleaves themselves, such as a King role in a King year, or an Emotionally centered fragment in an emotionally centered year? [MEntity] This would depend upon Soul Age. The younger Kings will "eat this up" and excel into positions they have longed for over a great length of time, such as the Young Mitt Romney. [MEntity] For the older Kings, it can bring about a shift in positions more quietly, but still with the emphasis of a return to their potential for Mastery. [MEntity] Whatever Role is emphasized in a year, the fragments who are that Role tend to escalate their own participation in the world in some way that emphasizes their positive and/or negative poles as Essence. [MEntity] For our older students who are Kings, we think this would be a year when confidence is supported for return in them, particularly in terms of how inspired they feel toward their own efforts. Kings have had a very difficult time sustaining a sense of inspiration over the years since 2005. [MEntity] For those who are Emotionally-Centered in an Emotionally-Centered year, this can range between being hypersensitive and more sentimental than usual, to being highly inspired and perceptive, often fueled by nostalgia. [MEntity] Nostalgia is the capacity for extracting the most meaningful, important, and beneficial of events from the past as a means to build upon them, whereas Sentimentality is a wish to return to the past, or a state of grieving for the past, and an attachment of meaning to symbolic representations of the past. [MEntity] That polarity may be heightened for those who are Emotionally-Centered in an Emotionally-centered year. [MEntity] Of course, these are simplistic examples, but they are fair in their description of possibilities for the Role and Centering in question. [Question] For a slightly different take on Brian's question, will we possibly be looking at a "Persian Spring" this year? [MEntity] Yes. [MEntity] The probability for a "Persian Spring" is rather high, but keep in mind that even the "Arab Spring" is a misnomer to describe a great process that has taken a great amount of time, and if there is to be a "Persian Spring," many more effects from the "Arab Spring" must continue. [MEntity] But the momentum is in place to help bring about this so-called "Persian Spring," and that may come this year, though we can only speak to the fact that it MAY come this year. We cannot predict it beyond stating that the probability is rather high at 44%. [MEntity] We will conclude here for today. Good evening to each of you. [MEntity] Goodbye. MORE ON "Energy Reports" WHAT IS AN ENERGY REPORT and “OVERLEAVES FOR THE YEAR?” Though energies shift, change, and adapt all year, there is a general energy that can be said to affect the calendar year, at least in terms of your shared reality. Our Overleaves system can be used to describe any collection of energies, ranging from the dynamics of the actual Personality to the general “mood” of a room, society, fictional character, theme of groups, or a planet’s general atmosphere of consciousness. In addition to this, when a block of time is selected, that time frame can be translated into a description of energies based on what we perceive as the momentum of events, consciousness, and choices that will POTENTIALLY contribute to that period of time. The Overleaves for a year, then, are our interpretation of those events, consciousness, and choices as we see that they are most likely to be brought to bear in your world. The more participating one is in “the world,” the more likely these energies will be of concern, though one’s inactivity does not exempt one from world or local energies, anymore than staying inside can take away the fact of a rainstorm. The rainstorm outside can have as much an effect on one inside as on one who is outside, depending on personal interpretations and experiences of that rainstorm. The very basic energy, or basic context, of a year can be described in two Overleaves: the Role and the Center. These two basic energies are those that can contribute to your year feeling “comfortable” or “challenged” during the year unfolding, depending on your own Overleaves and your method of participation in “the world.” These two energies are most obvious in the first three months of a year, but their effects will remain steady throughout the year. It can be said that ALL of the Overleaves we use to describe the year are in effect ALL year, but the particular frames of time described below are the “seasonal” emphasis of those particular Overleaf qualities.
Janet posted a topic in 1999 Michael SpeaksMarch 4, 1999 Troy Tolley, Channel Dreams and Symbols 1 of 3 [Michael_Entity] Hello everyone. We are here. We'll start off with the weather forecast as usual and comment on your shared exploration of symbols on your discussion lists today. We had mentioned in our last couple of interactions that some of you were looking to ANIMALS as symbols for where you were heading in your exploration of probable futures. It is clear that many of you partaking in the discussions today on your lists will be moving further into your EXTERNAL worlds and lending your presence to actions required there. The symbolism in your debate and exchange over where animals stand in terms of rights was obviously not the level of discussion occurring for yourselves internally, with your own Essences, but rather gauging where you individually stand with how much you are willing to give OUTWARDLY this year. Your debate was symbolic. It is a difficult and enticing potential decision to be making yourselves available for outward interaction when you have mostly, for the past couple of years, (and some of you for the past four or five years), have been INWARDLY healing and improving. This period of time where your symbols showed up and where your reactions stood individually, brings up some very personal and deeply touched issues that have “just” been “healed” to a degree. What we mean by this is that any of you interacting with ANIMALS as symbols over the past few weeks, where animals were in dreams, or as in today's exchange in heated discussion, essence has suggested through these symbols that you might be “ready” to “go back out there”. Many of you have been bored with your EXTERNAL worlds giving intensity and focused lessons in your INTERPERSONAL worlds. Though interpersonal relationships are far from being completed in terms of lessons, it is a period of time currently where many Older Souls are being called outwardly to be present in the world for more impact. We will say this: As the exploration of symbols comes to a close sometime into next week, we have seen those of you who have brought ANIMALS to the forefront of your symbolism each having some sort of Teacher/Student Agreements unfolding. We would suggest you trust your inclinations to “reach out” to those who ask. Finally, March 12 through 14 appear to be pivotal days for most you gathered here. This is the overall window for your finalizing your decisions on an Essence and Personality level for: 1. How available you will be, 2. In what capacity you will be available, 3. For what length of time you will be willing to take focus off of your personal lives. QUESTIONS? [k1] There are five us joining to gather on the internet to connect. Can you give us some advice on what the first focus might be? This is a regular committed group of students. [Michael_Entity] It appears to us that you have already decided that focus, which could be called “collective intuitive exposure”. Each of you are exposing to what capacity you are capable of intuitive EXPRESSION and RECEPTION, some of you will be receiving, while others EXPRESSING. Specifically we see 2 of you as expressing data that has been collected during your individual pursuits, while 3 of you are receiving, either through the 2 expressing or through their own heightened levels of development in your gatherings. TOPIC: Dreams & Symbols Dreams have become highlighted again, and usually are, during Parallel Shifts. This is one way with which to explore all of your options as ESSENCE and including Personality. When one enters into Dream State, it is almost always entered through the Instinctive Center. The Instinctive Center acts as a mediating ground for determining what is to be experienced while the body is resting. There are THREE levels or planes of Dreaming. Symbolic/Instinctive Astral/Lower Centers Out Of Body/Higher Centers Depending on the nature of the Waking State prior to sleeping, you will enter Instinctive Center, assimilate or evaluate your experiences, and move on to either Astral or Out Of Body. We will address the Symbolic Level first: It is easily determined when in the Symbolic level because there are simply SYMBOLS everywhere. This is the level where most find quite elaborate fantastical worlds and strange interactions and props. While in this level, simple concerns of the day or registered events not consciously noted are brought to light and processed, stored. This is also where all of your Sub personalities interact and exchange their perceptions of events. All of the symbols experienced here MEAN SOMETHING, but it is only through individual analysis that one can truly determine their meaning. We will note here that if one were to never discover the meanings of their internal symbols nothing would be lost except conscious interaction between inner and outer domains; it is certainly not NECESSARY to know the meanings of symbols in your dreams. Why we share this information with our Students is simply because many of you are in a place where “inner” and “outer” are closer together, therefore knowledge gained in one area means breakthrough on many levels. To move on: While in the Instinctive Center or Symbolic Level, depending on your particular Centering or Center “worked” that day, you will then move FROM the Symbolic through, for instance, the Emotional PART of the Instinctive Center. To elaborate then, the Instinctive Level or Symbolic Level would then have 7 “doors” through which to move. The most fantastical and indecipherable dreams are from the Instinctive PART of the Instinctive Center. You have remained in pure symbolism. This is helpful for processing experiences carried over from past lives, and certain parts of early life THIS lifetime. This is also the level with which many gain lucidity and claim Astral Projection, warning of dangers and fearful domains. This is due to the pure experience of Instinctive/Symbolic exploration while in a conscious state. Now the next level, the ASTRAL level, is where most of you go next. This is simply where you make your Agreements, learn from each other, play out Karma not requiring Physical presence, etc. The Astral Level is extremely fluid and still utilizes symbols (all levels do to a certain extent) and it is easily determined you have “been there” if upon rising you literally FEEL like you have “gone somewhere”. This is truly the realm of Essence. Where the Symbolic Level is about Personality and its Sub personalities, the ASTRAL is about Essence and its Personalities. We will move quickly to the next level, realizing again the constraints of your time. In rare designs of Personality and under certain conditions, Out Of Body experiences occur. This is able to occur since upon leaving the Symbolic, the consciousness moves through one of the Higher Centers. In this instance, literally, Essence AND Personality fuse and are able to sustain the Etheric Body in such a way as to remain within the Physical Plane without the constraints of a Physical reference. A fusion of energies rather rare within this time period of your species is experienced in this event. A more recent and not uncommon bridging of acceptance toward this level of dreaming is in Near Death Experiences. This is merely the scratched surface of this topic, but we will take questions now in regard to the topic. QUESTIONS. [M6] I dreamed I was with this chat group at a party in a beautiful and old apartment building. I felt I knew everyone and was excited to arrive. I had a specific task relating to a specific person. What level was this dream, and what did it signify about our relationships and work together? [Michael_Entity] Although we have not elaborated on the more specific levels, this would be, from our perspective, the Astral, of course, and Intellectual Substrate. The significance would be an angle with which you need to explore. This dream is incomplete in its exploration. We see this as a sequential dream. [Note from Otterly [aka Troy Tolley]: I hadn't heard of this before and will be getting more on it. We will be continuing this topic at the next meeting]. [El] I just wanted to ask how one can remember the astral work? [Michael_Entity] The dream experts are correct. Upon rising, a simple noting of certain memories from dreaming, even if vague, is the most effective route toward Conscious Recall. When looking over your notes it is also an extended exercise for the conscious waking self to fill in the gaps with imagined experiences. This means, if you can't remember what ACTUALLY occurred, it is not amiss to pull up creative ideas based on what you wrote, drawing still from your unconscious/dreaming self. Be creative. [Jn] I have some rather similar dreams where I am in familiar places (in dreams, not in physical) and met with familiar people. Are these dreams contacts from entity mates? Are we meeting for our entity task? BTW, what's my entity task? [Michael_Entity] Many of these contacts, in your case, as we see it are more than your Entity Mates, they are your Essence's manifestations through time; past life selves. You are in a lifetime where gathering knowledge from a multitude of similar selves across time is a regular resource for your present self. So this is more of an element of Essence Task not necessarily an Entity Task although they are linked. The Task of your Essence (or one of your Personal Life Tasks) then would be “gathering personal definitions of strength through recollected knowledge”. [Mn] To which level would you liken Jung’s archetypes of the collective unconscious? And can you say anything about following his methods of dream interpretation, or is it better to devise your own? [Michael_Entity] Archetypes are Waking State Symbols. We have not covered this yet here. Though they DO spring from the Astral Collective ideas (or Unconscious Collective), they are still an outward manifestation. We will cover waking state symbols in our next exchange, and the levels involved. As far as Jung's method of dream interpretation, we find it heavily flawed in that it negates the individual to a great degree. There were clues here to levels of information about Collective Unconscious/Astral Collective, but to apply it to dream ANALYSIS moves one in a direction where his theories are less workable. [a1] On what level does lucid dreaming occur? [Michael_Entity] ALL levels. It can occur on any level. Lucid Dreaming is an umbrella term. To be LUCID simply means you are conscious while on the level of dreaming being experienced. There are levels in which it is more difficult to attain this state, particularly the Instinctive PART of the Instinctive Center. Although, ironically, this is the first level to gain notoriety for lucidity due to its bizarre landscapes. [fg] I've had many dreaming experiences, some of which I thought were conscious out of body experiences. From what was said here they seem on the other hand to be rare. Last night I had such a dream. Have these dreams I'm speaking of not been conscious OOB? Is it a case of just being lucid astrally speaking? [Michael_Entity] You are correct. Lucid Astral Dreaming is most often mistaken for Out Of Body. We will say that Lucid Astral Dreaming seems to the be the popular chosen route as a “springboard” for OOBEs. The experiences on the Astral, while lucid, gives the Personality some stability in its preparation for completely disengaging from Body. It does require extremely heightened consciousness to sustain the Etheric body while moving through the Physical Plane, or heavily sustained injuries “knocking” the Etheric out of the body, Personality intact. Note we did not say you have not had an OOBE, in fact you have. It is through your studies and examinations of the minute differences between the ASTRAL and your OOBE that you will then be able to maintain an “open door” out of the body, if you wish. [s5] Bridging of Acceptance and death scapes, how are these two subjects intertwined? Where does one's own creativity intrude? [Michael_Entity] If you are referring to our information about Near Death Experiences being a bridge to acceptance of “natural” OOBE, this is simply because your species has chosen to take this route of exposure for this realm. Those sharing their experiences are in a position of influence on a “grass roots” level. Though many contributing to this phenomenon are Late Baby Souls, they are nonetheless contributing to the acceptability of “something” valid in terms of consciousness beyond the body. [s5] I am just trying to understand which is which? [Michael_Entity] S, ‘which is which’? [s5] What is created vs what is real? Or once created does it become real? [Michael_Entity] The reason for your confusion comes from the fact that there is no defining boundary. That is why a valid form of dream recollection is to “make up” the parts you do not remember upon waking. We will take another question, then complete the session. [ha] Back to the OOBE line; I had an unusual experience where I felt like I was lying on top of myself, what would this indicate—OOB or lucid dreaming? Or something other? [Michael_Entity] This is the beginning of OOBE. You are becoming lucid “too quickly”, drawing yourself “back into” the body. [ha] Yes, I totally understand. I'm of two minds about whether to go or not. [Michael_Entity] We will share more of the details of these levels of dreaming for Otterly [aka Troy Tolley] to put on his web site. We can continue in our next exchange. We will close the session now. Good night. ### end of session This topic continues in Michael Speaks -- Dreams and Symbols (Part 2 of 3)