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December 7, 2000 Troy Tolley, Channel Topic: Reality Shifts Full Transcript [Michael_Entity] We are here. One Moment. We have been asked to discuss the topic of Reality Shifts, or Parallels, or Nexus. These are interchangeable terms and we do not have a preference. The concept of Parallel Universes and Shifts is not complicated, yet its implications can appear boggling to the mind of one Personality. Parallels are the creative results of the Personality. The Essence does not direct or orchestrate these variations. They are entirely Personality-based in their creations. Although Essence generates the capability to have multiple realities, it does so at the direction and feedback from Personality. Since Essence has a “higher perspective,” it is always aware of all probabilities, but the Personality, using its own tools, is granted a true sense of freedom because of the possibilities of Parallels. “Parallels” can be defined as variations on a lifetime within the SAME SPACE, different DIMENSION or frequency, if you will. They are defined and differentiated only by the filter of the individual Personality vehicle. That is part of its inherent traits, to filter out what is “not” reality to itself. The body literally acts as a “radio” which is tuned into a very specific “band” in a wide spectrum of frequencies or dimensions. A lifetime can “spin off” as many or as little variations on that life as there were major choices, and each parallel can then “spin off” from itself as well. Each lifetime, then, can end with several variations on its timeline. This contributes a great deal to “past life” confusions and inaccurate historical data. Your first lifetime in a body is the only lifetime that has ONE single timeline and parallel. This quickly changes, of course. For purposes of simplicity, we will confine most of tonight’s study to a single lifetime and its parallels. A Reality Shift can consist of a MERGING or DIVERGING. In the process of a DIVERGENCE, you are creating variations on a lifetime to spin off. When you are experiencing a MERGING, you are fusing “back together” with another Parallel that has grown so similar to another that it is no longer necessary to remain “separate.” These two types are always happening when there is a Nexus, but usually there is a larger theme of one or the other at work. Currently, as most of you can guess, there is a DIVERGENCE happening. There are three levels to each Shift. There is an INDIVIDUAL Level, a COMMUNITY Level, and a GLOBAL Level. Each year brings at least one of each. Most fragments go through a major Individual shift around March to May. On a Community Level, this means your personal intimates and support groups, or social and family world will go through as a “whole,” spinning off variations or merging. This usually happens around June to August. Global Shifts occur around November to January and creates massive group spin offs as the collective consciousness makes choices together. The creation of a potential Shift is done through Decisions, as differentiated from CHOICES. Decisions are the “little things” in your everyday life. Deciding to go to work or not; deciding to bathe or not; deciding to take a risk or not; take a different route home; deciding on a trip or not; etc. Every single Decision contributes to the path to a Divergence or Merging, and more specifically, each Decision leads to a pivotal CHOICE. We differentiate Decisions from Choices in that a Decision is not life altering, but a Choice is. A simple Decision may appear to lead you into a vastly different world, but within that, you will make your CHOICE. Decisions then act as branches or vines within your life that will either diminish, branch off on “their own,” or intertwine back into another at the time of Choice. During the current Shift, it is a Global Divergence that is occurring, but within this is a massive Merging of Individual and Community Levels. A Merging is marked by things “disappearing” or “appearing” that seem then to be a natural part of the reality, but “was not there before” or “was there, and is gone”. This is most noticeable on the Individual Level and is usually dismissed as confusion. As Older Souls, it is your option to observe these phenomena or not, but it is Good Work to acknowledge them freely as this moves you into higher degrees of Essence Manifestation. The whole concept of “creating your reality” stems from the validity of creating Parallels using the Tools of Decisions and Choices. The more consciously you make these, the more your Reality shapes itself to your ideals. We will note here that a shift in a Parallel can change your “past,” as the “past” is as “created” as the “future.” When Parallels Merge, they then “fold in” the “different” pasts and your consciousness will then “make sense” of that as it can. Older Souls may find they have literally TWO memories or more of a personal event in the past. On a Community Level, the very same people having shared a very specific event will remember completely different scenarios, sometimes disturbingly distinctly different than each other. There is never “bleed through” from another Parallel, unless there is a “mutual” exchange and interest. “You” in your Parallel can observe other Parallels and draw from them to a degree, but you are never imposed on or affected by a “different you.” For instance, in a parallel where a family member may die, you do not cry “here” necessarily. However, for those of you who actively observe and work with Parallels consciously, a bleed through can begin to occur and this can be quite disorienting. We will pause now to take questions. You may begin your queue. [nemo999] In some here now Bush wins and some Gore, but really each win in some, correct? But how do we here choose which one to put most focus on? [Michael_Entity] “You” will be in the parallel “you” choose, no matter what. There is no confusion on that level. In the reality where Bush wins, you are there for reasons of interest that may or may not be conscious to you on an Individual Level. There is a “you” in some variations of each candidate’s winning. Though it will not be admitted by some, we see many Personalities are “bored.” This has created a great interest in the ‘Bush reality’ as it is wrought with dramatic change and conflict. Many Older Souls are interested in that reality since they will generally be unaffected. It is always a task of the Older Soul to see the world with eyes of acceptance and love, so choosing a more challenging reality can suit that task appropriately. [nemo999] Do we put more focus on one than another and can we do that? [Michael_Entity] In answer to your question, yes, the “you” that is “here” on some level has a vested interest in the probabilities within the Bush Parallel, so your “focus” is there. If you were to focus on changing the momentum from a ‘Bush Reality’ to a ‘Gore Reality’, you can, but it will not happen magically, it would happen “naturally.” An assassination, impeachment, death, etc., would occur. Of course, your options within that reality may become even more limited then, as Gore would not take office in this case, only a more interesting fill-in would step up. Understand, if you will, that when Global Shifts occur, they are based on the momentum of the previous year’s Collective Decisions and Choices. All the Decisions and Choices have been made, for the most part, and the Global Shift will reflect that path/past. Though it CAN change in an instant, it is more complicated to change a Global Consciousness. [Barb] Good evening, Michael. Do I have any parallels where I’m a writer and if so, can you describe how I might access those parallels to bring that reality into this one? [Michael_Entity] If a Personality can imagine it, there is a reality for it. This may need to be created or it may have already been created. In your case, you have only a few that followed that path. If you still have a longing for a creation of a certain Reality, it usually means it has not been created to a level of satisfaction yet in any Parallel. In your case, then, it would simply be a matter of making your daily Decisions reflect your wishes. [Barb] I don’t long to create a parallel – I long to have it created in this reality. Am I understanding this as you meant it? [Michael_Entity] “This” reality will be its own Parallel at any given moment, so that is what we meant. To access another reality, you simply use your imagination. Imagination is more often than not distrusted as “making it up,” but there is no way around that. You are conditioned to think the Imagination is simply a creative visual, but when used specifically for some purposes, it is a viewing device. If you want to draw from another Parallel, imagine what that reality must be like and observe yourself in that context. “Watch” yourself as you live. Observe the smaller things, such as clothing, hairstyle, habits, and interests. From there, choose one or two of those simple things to mimic in “this” reality. If you find you always put your keys in a specific place in your home in the “other” parallel, begin doing that “here.” That one shift can begin to draw a line between the realities that will alter your Personality to a similar place in mind as the Personality where you are doing/having what you seek. You are not literally drawing from that Parallel, but only creating similarities that are on the similar level of Decisions in the other reality and this can then begin to move you into a similar place. We have seen surprisingly drastic impacts from this method. Your daily, minute habits shape “who” you are in more ways than is generally noticed. [Dewliet] If a personality on one parallel predeceases those on other parallels, does that personality proceed to the astral, or must it wait for the others to “catch up?” Is there the possibility for communication between the deceased and living personalities? [Michael_Entity] If a Personality deceases in its Parallel, it stays contained in its Parallel and will join its Entity in that Parallel. Parallels exist up to and through the Causal. There is possibility for communication, yes, we have seen this. It is not common, but it occurs. [Cathy] Regarding the timing of the shifts… Individual happening March-May, Community/family July/Aug and Global happening Nov/Jan. Why those times, or that time frame? [Michael_Entity] This has not always been the case, but with the advent of the Gregorian Calendar, these time frames are generally-accepted “seasonal” changes on the earth in all locations. This relates, as well, to the passage of exploration through the “year’s” Overleaves. When exploring the Goal, the Individual occurs. When exploring the Mode, the Community Shifts. When exploring the Attitudes and CFs, the World shifts. [Barry] Can our parallel selves have a different set of overleaves than we in this reality? [Michael_Entity] No. There may be variations on how they are used, and the variables may change, as in Centering and CF, but otherwise, no. We are speaking of the Parallels created from within one lifetime. Parallels started independently from their own timelines may be different Soul Ages, Overleaves, etc., altogether. They are far less accessible though. For instance, in 1980-1983 we believe, after a global nuclear devastation, many of “you” in those parallels who chose to be part of that will not progress in Soul Age for many thousands of years. That is due to the need to allow those directly involved in the devastation to rehabilitate the planet enough for bodies to be viable again. [MaryBV] Are there certain places that are more prone to reality shifts then others? For instance, we had a house in Indiana where odd things happened: a step down separating a large bedroom was there when we moved in then disappeared shortly after, and other things along these lines happened. Was it the house or were the 60′s more active with shifts? [Michael_Entity] This type of phenomena is only a temporal anomaly, not a geographical anomaly. Individual and Community Shifts were at a very high level within that decade. These then lead to Global Shifts of varying degrees. The “60′s” had the most impact Globally, followed by the “80′s”, in your time. The 00′s will be another such time. [KellyGirl] I am noticing great emotional disorientation as a reality I split off from in April/May is returning. How can I begin making decisions that result in the best possible current parallel, and how can I begin to ascertain what that will look like?? [Michael_Entity] It is not “returning,” it never “left” in this case. This is an example of the impact of simple, every day Decisions. That Reality might have “left” if your Decisions continued to support that path, but your Decisions are what are “returning” to a similar path. We believe your greatest tool in this situation, in determining whether the event is what you want to experience, is to practice ACTIVE Decision-making, instead of Passive Adaptation. From where you are currently, you can use your imagination to choose three paths ahead to ascertain. Use your imagination to determine at least 3 possibilities based on what you know at this point. By “looking ahead,” trust that you are literally seeing what lies ahead as probabilities. It is not a coincidence that you can imagine the future, it is your strength. “Follow” each variation long enough in the visualization to “see” where it leads you. That is the key in this, to allow the visuals to “come to you.” It may take a few moments, but they will come. Let them lead you. Make note of any thoughts as a result of observing the probabilities and at least once in the visual, get a good look at your face. “See” if you are happy. Whichever Parallel appears and feels the most fulfilling, then be concerned with only one thing: Your next step. To follow through with what you deem your next step may go against “you” in the moment, but remember that “you” dialogued with a future version of “you” and it is up to you to get you there, if you choose. This should be something enough for you to consider, although we could expand on this indefinitely. [Clavis] Hello Michael. Is it possible to physically enter a parallel universe? To disappear from this parallel and enter another parallel, even meet our parallel selves physically? [Michael_Entity] No. It is possible to do this within the same timeline (Future meets Past and vice versa), but we have not seen this occur inter-dimensionally. Some of your futures contain the ability to physically VIEW Parallels, but beyond that are obvious limitations. [MoonSinger] If I make a major choice in November, wouldn’t my individual shift occur at that time, or does it wait until March-May? I thought individual shifts could happen at any time. [Michael_Entity] When we spoke of the general time frames, we spoke of this in terms of larger quantities occurring simultaneously. In the same way that many choose to do their “spring cleaning” at that time, so do many choose to do their Individual Shifts. Otherwise, you are correct. Individual Shifts occur continually with no schedule. We remind you that that Older Souls are far less frightened of creating variations on the life, but the majority is. For many, it “feels safer” to make a major shift when, at least on an Essence Level, there is an indication that others are, too. [Leela2] Forgive me if this is a bit off the subject, but could the 1980 nuclear devastation parallel be elaborated on? For some reason that hit me hard. [Michael_Entity] Many fragments had been curious about the impact of Nuclear Devastation for quite some time. The excitement of that was irresistible to many, even on an Essence Level. Without intervention, what might be termed “trigger-happy baby souls,” did “push the button.” This was accidental, of course, as a threat from the Middle East threw many in the USA into a panic. Russia and the US created most of the devastation. Those who survived (and many did survive, surprisingly) shipped themselves to various islands around South America and Africa. Electronic communication between a few islands has only recently been accomplished. We could elaborate indefinitely on this as well, but we will continue with anyone left in the queue for purposes of “time.” [Barry] I guess we learn from our choices and experiences from both past lives and from parallel lives. I take it that the lessons from one are not any more valid or important than from the other? [Michael_Entity] You are correct. All “lessons” are subjective. There is only the individual who determines its validity. Essence sees nothing as valueless. We will conclude here. Good night.
This was originally posted by Troy on 9/12/08. An exploration of Parallel Realities and the NEXUS (as compiled and edited from a transcript in 1999, including new channeling for purposes of responses to further questions) MICHAEL: Decisions lead to Choices and Choices lead to the potential creation of Parallel Realities. As Essence has a great interest in all possibilities within a lifetime, ALL Choices are explored in some way, some how. Parallel Realities are simply variations of a lifetime that share the same TIME, but different SPACE. In other words, each Reality is as “real” as any of the Realities, but each exists independently and separated by what might be best understood as a Frequency. Each Reality has its own Frequency and Essence has complete access to ALL Frequencies/Realities of a lifetime. When a Reality is created from a Choice, it can be understood as “branching out” from the time and space of another Reality. As a lifetime is created and lived, many choices create “branches” from the original, Root Reality (Trunk Reality). In fact, it is not amiss to think of the process as a branching out from a tree that continues to grow throughout the lifetime. Many “branches” are created from branches, as well, calling forth a grand scale of possibility for Essence. While Essence always has an “original plan” for a lifetime, Essence cannot anticipate all of the creativity, resistance, choices, decisions, fears, alterations, accidents, etc. of a created Personality. Personality has complete reign within a lifetime and it is allowed to choose to work with Essence or against it, contribute to the creativity, or to diminish it. There will ALWAYS be at least one version of Personality willing to explore the Trunk Reality, but no matter what the Personality chooses, Essence will gain experiences, many of which would not have been possible without the input of that Personality. In the same way that Parallels are created, or branched off, from a Trunk or Parent Reality, they can also merge back into that Trunk or Parent Reality. Parallels are created because the primary experiences of the “new” Reality require different enough components to warrant that branching. In many cases, once that primary experience has been gained, there is no more need for that “branch” and if it is still similar enough to the Parent Reality, it will literally merge back into the Parent Reality. A Nexus, then, is a pivotal moment in time that allows for a shift in consciousness toward a new direction based on a deep assessment of all “branches” to-date. A Nexus is a crossroads focused on either an array of new realities being created (DIVERGENCE), or on the integration of many branches no longer requiring their own reality (CONVERGENCE). A Nexus can happen on Individual, Community, and Global Levels. In the same way that Parallel Realities are created on an Individual Level, there are also Community Realities that are collectively created and agreed upon, and Global Realities that are based on a Sentient Species’ collective choices and agreements. There are several points within a year that can be described as a Nexus, with Individual Levels occurring most often. Our channels generally speak of Community or Global shifts. Each Nexus is usually an assessment based on a theme that can be described. For instance, a Nexus may be emphasizing MATERIAL SECURITY, so realities are being generated or absorbed based on where you are with that context of life. The process of passing through a parallel shift (NEXUS) is in three stages; a Triad: Negative/Positive/Neutral. Though some may reverse the Negative and Positive phase, the process always moves to Assimilation/Neutral as the conclusive factor of integration. It is rare to begin the process of a Nexus from the Positive stance. What we will describe can be experienced on Individual, Community, and Global Levels. The “window” of time described by a date span as indicated through our channels is always the general window of the "positive" phase of a Nexus. It is most easily identifiable and marked, while the first and last thirds of the Triad are less defined by time and more subjective. In a DIVERGENCE, the Negative phase (Phase One) has the Personality beginning to go through what some may consider a severe drop in energy, a sleep-like phase, sometimes depression or baffling disorientation. This phase is what may easily be considered a sedation of the Personality. This is caused by a more "horizontal" flow of energy and a time in which Personality must sustain itself on a basic instinctual level. In most cases there is a sense of disconnection from Essence, a sense of “just getting through the day”, and/or the dream state takes on a vivid life while the waking state seems gray or less-than. This state is due to the evaluation process occurring by Essence. Essence is "looking in" on all parallels, evaluating where energy has been utilized by all aspects of itself to-date, in all of its manifestations, measuring this against several factors. During this first phase many "realities" are being generated in a potential state. Personality is in a state of sedation, so to speak, since this process actually takes much energy that is usually available on a daily basis for creativity by the Personality, and redirecting that energy in a very specific manner. The very end of this Negative period is marked by a swift uplift in energy; a shift of sorts internally, marking the end of the exploration by Essence and an inclusion of Personality in the process again. This is usually where Personality now suddenly feels inspired, senses potential on a vague, but motivating, level. This is where Personality will then make its own final decisions in what directions to go through the shift, selecting from the potentials generated by Essence. In a CONVERGENCE, the Negative Phase is quite similar, but usually with a longer stretch of sedation, far less of a sense of confusion, and wildly vivid dreams including disasters, death, flying, large bodies of water, strange-but-utterly-familiar people and places, as the Essence absorbs the varying Realities no longer requiring differentiation. Shortly after the end of the Negative Phase, the Positive Phase begins (Phase Two). The window of time for the actual shift in parallels occurs during this phase. This phase is interpreted/experienced differently by different Roles and is further affected by Attitudes and Centering. In general, the more fluid Roles (Priests, Sages, and Artisans) can feel giddy and inspired, confused, but uplifted and energetic, sometimes behaving sporadically and in bursts. The more solid Roles (Scholars, Kings Warriors, and Servers) can feel slightly agitated, introverted, and “serious,” feeling a need to “focus.” The more solid Roles will usually find “projects” that focus the energy for this period of time or find sexual arousal as a distraction. This is their way of “staying in the body” during the shift. The shift tends to increase the individual’s feeling of being scattered and this is not particularly comfortable for a solid role. These symptoms are highly general, but accurate for the most part. The Assimilative Phase (PHASE THREE) begins once the actual Nexus is finalized and stabilized (and an astrological event usually parallels this). Depending on the individual, community, or planet (relative to the type of Nexus) the fragments now begin to settle into their new vein of experiences. This third phase can take as long as is individually required, though it is usually within 60 days from the shift. During this phase one begins to experience that which is “next on your agenda” as determined by Personality and Essence. Q & A Are these shifts "cosmic" events or determined by Essence or groups of Essence (community)? They are determined by Essences, individually, and/or collectively. For instance, the Cetaceans have their own parallel shifts, though the Global Level is more likely to include all of sentience on a planet. So do the shifts happen mostly during Internal Monad periods? Like the 4th IM? No, shifts happen all the time. More individual shifts may occur during personal revelations, but that is individually determined. Each year, there are an average of 4 Individual Shifts, 2 Community Shifts, and one Global Shift. They are all built upon by "decisions" that lead to the major "choices." Can personality's desires and wishes influence essence choices regarding a shift? Personality is entirely influential. In fact, parallel realities would not be a necessity if not for the desires and wishes of a Personality. This is the Tao's way, and an Essence’s way, to accommodate the wishes, creativity, and even rejections from the Personality. Just previous to a shift, however, a momentum has already begun long before by your Personality’s day-to-day reactions to experiences, your decisions, your thoughts, and feelings. All of this is fed to Essence as factors for consideration. Once the Negative phase has begun (Phase One), most of what is considered for your "future" parallels is already "collected". As an Older Soul, one may begin to recognize these oncoming shifts, processing them more consciously. This awareness may begin a tendency for the Personality to want to "be a part" of the shift by trying to "influence" it through intense focusing during the Nexus. It is actually more empowering and influential to consider your daily reactions, responses, and decisions as what "matter" in terms of creating your future; not the actual window during the Nexus. We know of some Personalities being anxiety-riddled during the Nexus points, "hoping" they pick the "right" parallel. This distraction is completely lacking in validity. Once a Nexus begins, Personality is in a space where Surrender is the most empowering strength. There are some levels of processing Reality that Personality was not designed to do. Trusting Essence is a primary challenge for the Personality during a parallel shift. For Global shifts, all sentience on our planet experienced the shifts, but what about alien visitors here? Do they participate? I am curious to know if our shifts (parallel universes) have effects on other planets (or vice versa). There are actually 7 Levels of shifting that might occur during a Nexus, including the Individual, Community, and Global. We remain dealing with only these basic 3 shifts until more off-planet concerns are a factor. The additional Levels are Interplanetary, Solar, Galactic, and Universal. We will discuss these Levels at a different time. In answer to your question: If there would be an alien visitor, it would participate in the shift relative to this planet. Local shifts for your planet affect other planets only to the extent that your off-planet exploration is utilized. This would fall into the Interplanetary Level of a Nexus. So far, most of what you've told us would apply to the Individual Shift, but I'm unclear as to the dynamics of a Community Shift? The primary difference is that MORE of you are shifting together in one context. It still occurs individually, without exception, but there is a factor of agreement in a larger circle. This means that a group of fragments have agreed on a shared future that might include experiences of continued interaction, after evaluating Agreements, Karma, contacts, Sequences, Vectors, etc. When a shift occurs on the Individual Level, you may view many things differently, feel different motivations, all of which seem detached from the perceptions of those around you. You will notice that in a Community Shift or Global Shift, more interaction and/or media is involved, more gatherings, more impact from others, or more impact from you on others around you. The mundane effects of a Community shift are in the loss of people or the gain of people in a significant way to your personal support circle. A Global or Community Shift usually holds a longer Nexus time frame so as to accommodate all of the Individual shifts involved. I had a dream where images were flashing in too fast to recognize. Was this some sort of "processing"? About twenty images in a sequence of flashing. We would think so. This is not unusual. The Dream State becomes a meeting ground for Essence and Personality for some considerations of potential futures. This is usually the "uploading" of certain experiences that have not been "updated" for Essence evaluation. You may experience them as if they are being fed to "you", but this is natural since they are moving to a conscious level from your Centers where they were stored previously. It may be assumed that Essence is involved in all activities and experiences and "knows all" while you are incarnated, but this is just not the case. Essence, of course, is involved on all levels, but in many cases "allows" the Personality its own terms for much of its life. The Personality will report or check in or make contact when wanted or needed. This contact can easily be sustained so that Essence is purely manifest, but we rarely see a Personality interested in this except in extreme trauma. What does the maxim: You create your reality NOT entail? Though this is a rather "large" question, we can assure you that most mistake this as the Personality's potential, when it is not. The Personality is highly limited in its "creation" of reality. Personality, however, is the highest consideration by Essence in terms of what to create. Essence constantly evaluates the Decisions, Reactions, and Choices of a Personality for a great length of time, taking these factors into definitive consideration as Reality is created. The Personality is a sensory unit for the Physical Plane, and though it has the definite potential and goal for pure manifestation of Essence, allowing Personality a co-creative stance, it will always be Essence that literally creates the Realities. This is why we encourage Essence Contact. The more consciously involved "you" are (as Personality) with Essence, the more influence on Physical Plane manifestations and abundance. A missing link in many endeavors for "creating your reality" is in the lack of actually "asking" for what you want directly to Essence. It is most often "left to the Universe" or "released" to a vague source or “God” for its manifestation. The most irresponsible and indifferent mantra we have seen used by Personality while in a lifetime is, “It will happen if it is supposed to happen”, or similar. We say “irresponsible” in its true sense, not in the judgmental manner this word usually entails. Since Essence (and certainly the Tao) does not “think” in terms of “supposed to,” this lends little direction to an event and what results is usually another opportunity for one's fear to manifest. First, as I understand it, essence can split off and create alternate or parallel realities so it can experience different “what if” scenarios - right? This is a valid angle, yes. Then can through some form, say meditation, can I contact essence with intense desire that it try something else and then when it is finished, it will merge the split off fragment back and at some level I will benefit from the learning of the fragment? You already do this; it is inherent in the process of a life. It does not require meditation. Frustrations, reactions, responses, decisions, emotions, thoughts, ideas, etc. all contribute to the diverging/branching of parallels. The merging is based on a quantity of similarities in certain parallels and the lack of need for those individual realities. “Benefit” is gained on many levels. For instance, a drive to have children might spawn a reality where that is the choice, lessening the drive in “this” reality, so as to focus on other agenda. Benefit can also be more consciously gained through simple visualization and, if you prefer, meditation. Visualize what “you” are like in a reality that has done or is doing or having what it is you feel you are seeking “here.” We have spoken on this many times, stating that your imagination is all that is needed for this exercise. Though we realize it is highly mistrusted, the imagination is the highest frequency owned by a body and extremely empowering and practical. In your visualization of the reality that “has or is what you wish to have or be,” observe long enough to choose a simple habit, style change, or activity that “you” do “there” that you do not do “here”. In the replication of this habit in “your” reality, you will create a link, or bleedthrough, if you will, helping to direct your manifestation capabilities. So that the direction to try a different existence comes from me and not from essence as such? I have trouble distinguishing between "me" and "essence"... We have said before, but will here say again, that the dynamics of Parallels is designed to accommodate both the Essence’s AND Personality’s development of a life. The "direction to try a different existence" comes from both Essence and Personality, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in complete discord with each other. Essence will never interfere with the ideas of a Personality however removed they are from the “original plan”. There is plenty of “room” for “all of you.” Another reason for parallels is that Essence CANNOT experience all of the Physical Plane without the Personality since the Personality IS of the Physical Plane; therefore, Personality has an “edge” on what is important, needed, or wanted. Personality gives the Essence "feedback" from the Physical Plane (consciously or unconsciously) so as to help Essence make more and more complex, elaborate and meaningful choices, contributing to the Soul Age progression. I guess "I" am a creation of essence so if "I" wish essence to try a different scenario, then it is the same as essence doing it. Or am I getting confused here? There is really no need to distinguish between "you" as Personality and Essence since as Older Souls you are seeking alignment more and more. ok, I think the subject of who can initiate the creation of parallel realities is a little clearer for me now, thank you. If there is confusion in your life, it is best to assume you are thinking only from the level of Personality. In that recognition, this will allow a clearer path of communication to Essence when needed. When you have a sense of knowing and trust for the next moment or experience, it is safe to say you are in Essence. Either way, “you” have the same amount of impact available on Reality.