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March 21, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Chief Features Part One Note from Janet: Although this transcript has 'Part One' in the heading, it does not appear that an additional session on the topic ever occurred. [M_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand the Topic to be what we refer to as the Chief Features. We will discuss, then, the nature of each Chief Feature, their paths of development, how they show up, and how each might be remedied or dismantled. First, it will enhance your understanding of how to deal with a Chief Feature if you understand exactly what it is, in general. We define your Chief Feature as a specific description of one of 7 basic fears that blocks Essence and by extension, blocks the expression of True Personality. Chief Features ARE NOT simply to cause trouble, to challenge you, to “teach you lessons,” to keep Essence from being bored. While these descriptions would be accurate to some degree, the primary function of your Chief Features is TO PROTECT YOU. Chief Features are considered FEARS because they are the part of your Personality that feels the most separated from the life being created, and therefore, by default, creates a dynamic of protection from any of the 7 basic, natural experiences relative to a Chief Feature. Chief Features are not curses, they are not something to fight, they are not something to fear, and they are not something to consider as apart from you any more than you would your clothing. Though your clothing is ultimately unnecessary, it does provide a function for the Physical Plane and wearing clothing can be used for many different reasons. Ultimately, clothing is superficial, irrelevant, and “negative” in that the wearing of clothes is primarily based in Fear. By considering this connection, or analogy, you may see that fear actually SERVES you quite nicely, as long as you are CONSCIOUS in your use of it. Chief Features can be used in ways that serve you until you find no use for them. In the same way that wearing clothing is truly optional, so are Chief Features, and until clothing or a Chief Feature is truly not functional in its use, you WILL continue to enlist their functions. Chief Features are not settled upon as habits until after or during the 3rd Internal Monad, but the use of a Chief Feature is implemented as early as you might be wearing clothing. Before the Age of 7, the Personality is absolutely Chief Feature-Free. By this we mean that the fragment is not capable of truly understanding fear and therefore does not respond from their own perception of events. Through the age of 7, in general, ALL Chief Feature behavior is the funneling of parental or a caretaker’s Chief Feature. Before the approximate age of 7, fear generated as a biological/instinctive reaction is considered practical and there is no real judgment of the process. Between the ages of 7 and 14, approximately, the fragment will then tend to develop an awareness of fear in a new way, and either keep the “inherited” Chief Feature, or develop his or her own. Upon embarking on the 3rd Internal Monad, a Chief Feature will then be “owned” by the Fragment and used for the remainder of time that Fragment “needs” it. We note here that ALL Chief Features are potentially used at varying times, depending on certain situations. Though you find one or two to use habitually, ALL Chief Features are accessible when you deem necessary. Two areas of the life are usually the focus of a Chief Feature, or two Chief Features: the area of Life Plans, and the area of Intimacy, or the Goal and the Mode, respectively. We refer to the Chief Feature that protects you from the experiences needed accomplish your GOAL to be the PRIMARY Chief Feature. We refer to the Chief Feature that protects you from the experiences needed to gain Intimacy in your life as the SECONDARY Chief Feature. A Tertiary Chief Feature IS common among Soul Ages Infant to Young (though it is possible within Mature and Old), and a Tertiary Chief Feature protects a fragment from the experiences needed to develop philosophical structures, or in other words, protects the Attitude from evolving. Chief Features, once used habitually, manifest INTERNALLY or EXTERNALLY, or both. This means that whatever the basic fear is for that Chief Feature you have come to own, you will either attract that behavior to you through others, OR you will express the behavior, yourself. In most cases, both Internal and External methods are used. In many cases, people who have companion animals will find that their pets manifest versions of the Chief Feature as a means for the fragment to process these fears. Companion animals will 9 times out of 10 help the primary caretaker “carry the weight” of a Chief Feature. If your companion animal is sick, ill-behaved, depressed, etc., it can do wonders to consider your own Chief Feature and its remedy as a means to help heal your animal. This is not to say that all illnesses in pets, or behaviors in pets, are an extension of your own Chief Feature, but it is consistent enough to consider a valid first step when looking at treatments and solutions. Each Chief Feature is one of 7 basic fears about something in life that is actually quite empowering to incorporate, but seems to threaten the Body in ways that the Fragment develops a want for protection. When looking at what each Chief Feature is a “fear of,” it will be enlightening to realize that what the fear focuses on is actually a part of life, that once accepted, will transform you in ways that are terrifyingly freeing. Since there is a great deal already published and written about these basic fears, we will stop here and open to your questions due to time constraints. [kathryn41] Does it often happen that when one CF is worked through, that there is no one CF that takes over by preference? Does someone use all of them without favouring one? [M_Entity] Though it is rare, there are some fragments who do not settle on one particular Chief Feature, but these are usually cases of what some call “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,” “Schizophrenia,” and “Multiple Personalities.” This is due to a breakdown in communication among the Physiological aspects of self (Obsessive-Compulsive), the Emotional aspects of self (Schizophrenia), or Intellectual aspects of self (Multiples). Usually a fragment will use their two Chief Features for the entirety of the life, while using the rest when specifically needed. [kathryn41] So usually one CF is just exchanged for another? [M_Entity] If a fragment begins to use a different Chief Feature habitually, the previous one it is replacing would then fall into the more situational need. [ClaireN] Please explain how the fears threaten the body. [M_Entity] The 7 fears are of EXPOSURE (Inadequacy/Vulnerability), HAVING (Too much, Too little), and CONTROL (of Space/Time). And of course, the Fear of Change, which links them all. When looking at the fears as being on these Axes, you can see how the Body may develop needs for protection. For instance, if a fragment deems he or she is Over Exposed, they may choose Arrogance; if they feel Under Exposed, they may develop Self-deprecation. This Over or Under Exposure can be felt in any of the basic bodies, as in Emotionally, Physically, or Intellectually. When we say these Fears protect the Body, we include all of the basic levels of the Body. [ludmila] By attracting that behaviour to you, do you mean my friends and associates will usually have the same CF’s as I do? [M_Entity] No. Regardless of a Person’s own Chief Feature, as part of your own, you may attract or extract that kind of behavior from another. To clarify: A person who has Arrogance will either BE judgmental, have high standards, show no need for others, AND/OR find that others are judgmental toward him or her, act as if the one in Arrogance is not needed, etc. Those who express Arrogance toward the Fragment who actually has Arrogance as a Chief Feature may or may not have that Chief Feature as one of his or her own. The same can be said of yourself; there are certain behaviors you find coming out of you when around certain people that are NOT your normal reactions in general. Do you understand? [ludmila] Yes, thank you. [M_Entity] We will, however, state that most of your closer relationships tend to be based in shared fears. When the fear of another is not understood, this usually creates distance or repulsion. [JNelson] Does the primary chief feature have to be stronger in influence than the secondary? Because I see my secondary show up much more commonly than my primary. [M_Entity] No, we only call the Primary as a means to differentiate. Each will show up as strongly as you need them, in their own contexts. If you find that your Secondary shows up more, it simply means you are more inclined to protect yourself from the perils of Intimacy. If there are no more questions, we will conclude here. We will continue our discussion of this topic when asked, in a later exchange. Good Night.
November 15, 2001 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [Michael_Entity] We are here. Hello to all of you. We will begin with the requested “Energy Report” as it stands for the 17th through the 30th. As most have noticed, there is very little stability in the world these days, personally or otherwise. This is not due to anything “metaphysical” or supernatural; it is much simpler: your species is in conflict with itself on a scale that has never been able to be observed so clearly before. This has created a psychic reaction in the world, much like “ripples” moving out from two epicenters: New York City and the area around Kabul. Whether you want to “pay attention” to the events happening or not, you are affected. On a larger scale, this effect is found in strange distractions and bouts of confusing depression or grief or anger or agitation. This is because the effect is generated from a part of you that is inescapably human and feels the deeply moving drama that is happening within your collective. It is not uncommon, especially, for late mature to older souls to “feel the pain” of the species. Empathy and sensitivity is a mark of progress, not weakness. Many fragments have never even considered themselves as part of “humanity” until this event. Older souls can have the difficult path of reconciling their minority within a species they see little of themselves reflected in anymore. This can be a painful and humiliating route for many older souls; to finally admit their love for the very species they may despise. This is in keeping with the larger lessons of the older souls: to comprehend what appears to be paradox. On a smaller scale, this turbulence and instability is simply an opportunity to “shake up” your own world to look at what your new priorities are. Many of you have already decided these priorities and are now living within the path of choices and creation that are stemming from those realizations. We believe we can see, despite the world’s events, that most of the older souls are finding some great gratification in their pursuits. This will continue. Most of you have clarified a position in your life that now only needs your commitment. Depending on your personal energy levels and motivation, you will begin to manifest the very best of what you are seeking to accomplish. There will remain a dichotomy in your experiences with the balancing between processing the world events that create dread and anxiety, and the personal successes of your own life. Many of you feel dread and an ominous weight simply because you “know” the devastation is not over. Many more people will potentially perish and this is deeply affecting. Commend your empathy, process it in your own way, and maintain your focus on contribution to your life in ways that are fulfilling. Over the next two weeks it does appear to be another “spike” in the fears of your people, especially in the United States. We see two revelations coming to the surface and potentially some arrests or deaths that will reveal a great amount of potential destruction was diverted. This will lend a sense of relief or over-speculation. We cannot guarantee your safety anymore than we can predict your disasters, but we can see the energy fluctuating in ways that can be interpreted. This is our interpretation as we see it currently. Overall, the next two weeks do not hold anything more specific than the past several weeks. We simply wish to share a perspective that helps you comprehend what may be happening for you on varying levels. Questions on the Energy Report: [Leela] In the past 2 or 3 days, I have felt what I think is some kind of energy shift. 2 days ago, I was nearly crushed by a sense of inconsolable grief, the next day my boyfriend and I both had dreams about missiles, and then today, I suddenly felt things get somehow, nicer. I suddenly feel that things may get more gentle. What am I perceiving? Am I picking up anything outside of myself? [Michael_Entity] Yes, you are experiencing another Major parallel shift occurring around the 20th. Since most of what the shift is about has already occurred, the shift is simply a means to solidify. The upcoming Nexus is moving most of your parallels into more peaceful and empowering solutions for your current events, personally and globally. The shifts are averaged into a specific day they will most likely make impact on the species or planet, but for many older souls this shift will already be occurring. This will not relieve the feeling of dichotomy in that you have a life of potential substance and success to tend to, while dealing with the mourning and anxiety generated by younger souls, but the long-term focus appears to be freeing. You may believe us when we say that you are in the more peaceful of all the possible scenarios. This will not, of course, tame the drama. [ludmila] I’ve dreamt of birthing twins a couple of times with their lives in danger – does this have anything to do with the current situation? [Michael_Entity] Yes. Many of you are evaluating the varying potential futures or your own past lives wherein you felt similar anxiety. Your “twins,” in this case, appear to be your most distinctly divided perceptions of the world events. The part of you who trusts and the part of you who fears. Their “lives are in danger” as you integrate them. But we can also say this applies to your personal life, as well, since you are dealing with a dichotomy in how you are perceiving unfolding events there, too. This appears to be your way of managing these poles within. You are not required to choose one over the other. That is why you dreamt them as children, and not doors. [Dewliet] Do the potential “revelations” and “arrests” you mentioned previously have anything to do with the most recent plane crash in NY? [Michael_Entity] No. More with biologicals and explosives. [LoriA] Is the death and destruction that you talk about concern the war on terrorism or would that include the earth changes as well? [Michael_Entity] We include “earth changes” as well. For instance, the impact of the recent plane crash in NYC is one of many large groups of fragments leaving the planet without relation to the current larger “war.” Except in that those on that flight were energetically linked to the fragments of the World Trade Center collapses. [Kathryn] Are the fears that you mentioned specific to any one geographic area or part of society, or for the US population in general? [Michael_Entity] Fear is a world truth and many of your fears are shared, currently, regardless of society or geographic location. These fears are more generalized, though they are stronger in the epicenters and “fade” outward from there. We will move to OPEN FLOOR: [Elf] Is becoming a paraverbalist or a paraemotionalist over an average level simply a choice, or do some overleaves make it more effortless? [Michael_Entity] Centering can inhibit these or enhance them. Since Centering is merely a habit, this means anyone can adapt and develop these traits you describe. The Intellectual PART of any Center can encourage paraverbal abilities. The Emotional PART can contribute to paraemotionalism. And the Moving PART can contribute to parabehaviorism. A more accurate terminology for these, respectively might be: Paraverbal, paraperception, and parastrategy. Regardless of your primary centering, if you are able to access the appropriate PARTS, you can manifest these traits readily. What inhibits these is the negative poles of any Attitude. This inhibition may manifest as having no ability at all, or a misuse of the ability in ways that are harmful, such as manipulation. [JNelson] Is there any relation to Mature Soul Shift and the shift to the Aquarian Age or the Age of Horus spoken of in many occult circles? [Michael_Entity] Yes. Depending on the terminology of the teaching, the terms will still describe a shift on the planet that has been anticipated for many centuries. [Anne49] Can you tell us if the anthrax originated in the USA–if it was perpetrated by domestic terrorism? [Michael_Entity] Though not originally from the US, it has been here for some time, it appears. We do see this as related to the “terrorism” you saw manifested in the NYC attacks, though those who initiated it would be more likely claiming their connection, despite the lack of knowledge of the larger network that they exist. It is inevitable that there are smaller networks with idealistic views who align themselves with larger stances; even if they are not connected literally, they are connected philosophically. [Annette] Are we experiencing the opening of another dimension? I sometimes feel like I am experiencing things not of this vibration/dimension, i.e., I see things change or disappear right before my eyes and I’m trying to understand this. Thank you. [Michael_Entity] We would not describe your shifts as “opening of another dimension,” but the older souls may experience inconsistencies in the fabric of “reality” as the consciousness of the species is in such flux. This is not unusual. Depending on your focus within this life as an older soul, you may or may not perceive these discrepancies. Most of our students will see the surprising fluidity of “reality” as it shifts. What you do with that, is your choice. [Elf] You have said that the astrological chart of the moment of conception is more telling than the birth chart. Is there any reliable method of calculating the time one was conceived? [Michael_Entity] By observing the primary physical manifestation of the Body Type, you will know the planet at the Midheaven at birth. This can lend some clarity to determining the rest of the chart. If a Body is primarily Martial, this means Mars was near the mid-heaven, for instance. This can act as an extrapolation for the rest of the chart. Knowing the general time it took for the pregnancy, of course, will lend to that calculation. [silverback] Is the current sense of world unity a herald of a new age for governmental unity? [Michael_Entity] Yes, actually. We don’t believe the world will act as one under a single government, but the tenets of democracy are making their way throughout the world in ways that might help free fragments from oppression. We even see the Monarchy changing its policies over the next 20 years as a result of this. “This” meaning the current world evaluations and impact. [Kathryn] Companion animals take on overleaves of their main caregivers to express personality. Is it likely for one to take on overleaves of an ET if there is strong bleed through, and do they change these overleaves if their caregiver changes? [Michael_Entity] Yes to both questions. The shifts in expression, if an animal changes companions, can usually last nearly 7 months to a year. But we have seen the shift occur within 7 days, as well, depending on circumstances. [SusanSF] I’m feeling an urging, pull desire to get the students together in person, especially the entities. Do you see this happening and in a positive way for reinforcing entity commitments? [Michael_Entity] Yes. Within the next year, most of you with whom you share agreements in the “trueview” community will have met. Across the communities you attend, you will find yourself with most being able to physically meet you next year. Next year, in fact, most of you have Agreements to have a serious physical reunion of some sort. We believe many of you will recognize the “pull” you speak of. Between March and September of 2002, we are arranging many gatherings with most of our students. We will conclude here. Good night.