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  1. OMW - Mar 5, 2011 - Choice Vs Circumstances Troy Tolley, Michael Channel MEntity: Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand that we have been asked to discuss the sometimes-confusing subject of Choice, and how this may or may not conflict with the subject of Circumstances. First we will discuss the concept of Choice: this concept has been discussed to a great extent in our body of information, but much of the concept has been discussed in terms of its foundation, and not its "structure," so to speak. Choice is the most-powerful and immediate tool any consciousness has, and all forms of consciousness have Choice. That is an example of a foundational statement. This is a factual statement. But what is built upon that is often inaccurate and misleading. That fact that Choice is available to every fragment and every form of consciousness does not elaborate upon the DEGREE of Choice that a fragment or form of consciousness may have at its disposal. It also does not account for the degrees of consciousness that a fragment may have to have as a means to increase the capacity for choice. It also does not account for the restricting factors of any given life, relationship, or event. So the concept of choice becomes a painful, confusing, delusional, dishonest, and harmful structure built upon an empowering, clear, aware, honest and healing foundation. We clarify the difference between the "foundational" and the "structure" because there is no paradox and no conflict between the two, but when one is confused for the other, the conflicts and confusion can come. The concept that "All is Choice" is a foundational statement, but not a structural statement. ALL is Choice, but this does not elaborate upon the fact that there are variations on the dimensions of "you" who make these choices, and that while a choice may be made in one dimension, it is not one that is made in another. ALL is Choice, but this does not elaborate upon the fact that this is not a statement of permission, but a simple foundation of existence. It does not elaborate upon the evolution of choice-making, and that fragments learn how to choose in ways that match their growing consciousness and manifestation of Essence. This is why the choice between "murder" and "not murdering" becomes an easy choice as one evolves. So while "All is Choice," and "Choice is the most-powerful tool you have" are true, it will help to understand the structures that are built upon those concepts in variations that can make sense. All forms of consciousness have Choice, from the subatomic to the complexity of Sentience. The degree to which a consciousness is closer to Sentience is the degree to which that consciousness makes choices that range between atomic and anatomic, or put another way: in a range between reactionary to creative. Bacteria have Choice, but can only react to stimuli. Humans have Choice, and that can range between reaction to stimuli all the way to conscious, creative problem-solving and beyond. The more one only reacts to stimuli, the more one is bound by the atomic, or the lack of consciousness. The Soul Ages describe this process of learning how to choose, and choosing how to learn. The Soul Ages describe the widening range of realization for a Sentient Being to exercise its capacity for Choice. The Infant Soul does not have the same capacity for Choice as does an Old Soul. It must be LEARNED. And in a microcosmic reflection, the newborn child does not have the same capacity for choice that an adult has. The Old Soul child does not have the same capacity for choice that an Old Soul adult has. This is because that capacity must be REMEMBERED. The Internal Monads are a description of that remembering process. Every lifetime is a remembering process, and every new Soul Age is as well. Every new Soul Age is the equivalent of a new Personality, in many ways, because it is a new paradigm upon which the Essence must now build from an old paradigm. The first 3 Levels of any Soul Age, and the first 3 stages of the Internal Monads are entirely about regaining consciousness, or "remembering." The 4th Level/Stage is about the application and building upon that memory. The 5th is about the experimentation with those new structures; the 6th is about the integration of those experiments; and the 7th is the comprehension/archiving of all of the experiences gained across that Age or Lifetime or span of lifetimes. We share this with you because it is helpful to understand that process and why it is a part of our mapping of existence, but also because it can help you understand the spectrum that you may have as choice at any given time, in any given circumstance. CIRCUMSTANCES is a term that Troy chose, but we can work with this as a term that describes situations, scenarios, conditions, limitations, etc that appear to be, or are clearly beyond your control in any obvious way. CHOICE will ALWAYS exist in some form in ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. That range of choice will ALWAYS range between atomic to anatomic, or between reactionary to creative. It might even be fair to call the range as being between Reactionary to Conscious, and while that is fair, it is slightly misleading because there would still be some degree of consciousness to your reactionary choices. For instance, your compulsions: doing what you know you do not want to do, but doing it anyway. Compulsions are reactionary. Impulses are Creative. To return to the ideas of Foundation and Structure, like the statements about Choice, it would be true to say that one is born into Circumstances that are not the choices of the Personality, but that would be a foundational statement. It does not elaborate upon the fact that the Personality is a beautiful and brilliant extension of Essence who created the Personality through its capacity of choices, and that the circumstances were chosen as Essence's ideas for how best to explore the life as you. It could be argued, then, that the life is not "your" choice, and that would be true to some degree, but only as true as "you" are not manifesting or allowing Essence into the life. The more one aligns with Essence, manifests Essence, the more the life becomes a creative process, and not a pinball game of reaction to stimuli. Therefore, while Circumstances may be limiting, and your Choices restricted to the context of Circumstances, the CAPACITY for Choice is never limited. Within the most extreme of Circumstances, you will always have the choice ranging between reaction and creativity. You may not "choose" to die from a long-term illness in any way that seems obvious to you, but you CAN choose to react to that experience as a form of survival, or choose creative ways of dealing with it in a way that evolves you. You may not "choose" to be poor in any way that makes sense to you, but you CAN choose between constant reaction to the circumstances, and creative responses to the circumstances. You may not "choose" to grow old in a way that hurts, but you CAN choose between reacting to that pain, and being creative through it, around it, beyond it. You may not "choose" who challenges you, and who may die on you, or who may assault you, or who may praise you, but you CAN choose to default to reaction or to creative response. All of this is summed up in the cliche, but valid, statement that you may not choose what happens to you, but you do have a choice in what to do with what happens to you. The most extreme form of Circumstance within a life is what we will call SUFFERING. Suffering is a relative term, so we will not define any conditions for it beyond the fact that anyone can Suffer for any reason that he or she deems circumstances are beyond their control. SUFFERING is a natural part of being alive. It cannot be avoided, and it will happen to all of you in some way, some how, some time. Not because it is imposed upon you, but because each of you will go through a process of interpreting experiences in a way that cause Suffering. Each of you Suffer in every lifetime in some way. Even the Transcendental and hosts for the Infinite Souls suffer. This is because there will ALWAYS be Circumstances beyond your control in some way. In the same way that we described the Learning and Remembering process of Soul Ages and Internal Monads, so does the approach to Suffering evolve. Suffering is avoided at all costs as an Infant Soul, and as an infant child, but Suffering is eventually and actively embraced as the soul ages, and as the adult comes into maturity. To avoid Suffering is a Survival Reaction, and a valid one within context. To embrace Suffering is to embrace your Creative Force. This is why it is well-known that those who suffer within a lifetime tend to be the most creative. Suffering is one of the most fertile of experiences for generating a return to a Creative Force within. It is NOT the only way, but it is a way that is so often a part of the life that it has come to be counted upon by Essence in many ways. When one abdicates Choice, Suffering is painful and overwhelming. When one enlists Choice to any degree closer to Creativity, Suffering becomes a rich resource, and often a direct path back to the self, and to Essence. All Infinite Souls embraced Suffering in its entirety. All Transcendental Souls, as well. This is NOT because Suffering is "noble," but that it is a part of life, a part of living, a part of being alive, in a body, and within the structures of limitation that are built upon various foundations. To avoid Suffering is to remain locked in Survival Mode. To consciously embrace it as a part of life is to Evolve. This does not mean one must seek it out, though we doubt we need to warn of this since suffering is often found without "looking for it." There are three types of Suffering: Survival Suffering, Denial Suffering, and Conscious Suffering. Survival Suffering is a closed loop of Suffering that is often generated through circular blame, guilt, shame. This is not a "true" suffering, but one that is brought upon the self and can be broken at any moment, though may require support and intervention. Survival Suffering tends to cut one off from others, the world, relationships, and life. Denial Suffering is an open loop of Suffering that drags others into it as a means to help the fragment continue its denials, lies, refusals, delusions. This is not a "true" suffering, but one that is brought upon the self as a means to avoid responsibility and accountability. Denial Suffering often leaves a trail of broken relationships, hurt people, and can lead to sociopathic behaviors. Where Survival Suffering isolates the fragment, Denial Suffering creates closed allegiances and alliances that become defensive fences between the self and "reality." Conscious Suffering, or True Suffering, is when one recognizes that there is nowhere else to go, so to speak. When one "loses" a loved one, there is nowhere to go but to suffer the grief. When one struggles with illness, there is nowhere to go but to suffer the challenges. When one struggles with pain, there is nowhere to go but to suffer the endurance. Conscious Suffering is the willingness to stand in that, and let it be. Conscious Suffering is the willingness to be present for the experience. Willingness to be present is a willingness to own what power one has in the circumstance, regardless of how limited that power may be. Owning the power that one has in the most limited of circumstances is the embrace of Choice and Creativity. Embracing Choice and Creativity means allowing for uncertainty, and paves a rich path back to the core of the self and to Essence. While Suffering is not a "noble" thing, it does lead to noble characteristics that every fragment eventually embraces and evolves. The 7 Nobilities, if you will, are: PRESENCE or Self-Authority; STRENGTH or Endurance; INNOCENCE or Wisdom; CREAVITY or Solvency; EMPATHY or Self-Reflection; FORGIVENESS or Self-Responsibility; and TRUST or Experience. The first two are Action Oriented, resonating to King/Warrior respectively. The second two relate to Expression Axis, and Sage/Artisan respectively. The third set of two relates to the Inspirational, and Priest/Server respectively. And finally the Assimilative and Scholar. The "Nobilities" will tend to be emphasized in various degrees depending on the predominance of Overleaves across the Axes, and, of course the Role and Casting. We will OPEN THE QUEUE here for your questions regarding what we have shared so far. Type three asterisks *** to indicate that you have a question, and we will call upon you in order. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN [Maureen] What comments would you make re: the axiom — “If you have the choice choose to enjoy” related to today's material? MEntity: Maureen, we think that is a valid statement, and in MOST of life circumstances, that choice for \enjoyment is present, but it would be a lie to say that it is a choice in every circumstance. It is rare that a fragment would or could choose to "enjoy" Suffering, itself, but one CAN choose to find moments of joy, or to allow moments of joy, however fleeting, to count, even in the midst of Suffering. If someone suffers from cancer, it would be irresponsible to tell that person to choose to enjoy the cancer, but it would be helpful to remind them that there is joy beyond the suffering, or alongside the suffering. Does this response offer some insight, Maureen? [Maureen] move towards inclusion rather than exclusion - yes thanks MEntity: Yes, Maureen. That is a valid elaboration. [Corinne] Could you explain further the differences between structure and foundation from the beginning part? MEntity: The difference between Foundation and Structure is the difference between what IS the concept and the DETAILS of that concept. The concept of a foundation for a home is fairly standard, for example, but what the details of that home may be as built upon any foundation is varying. It could be also be said to be the facts within the facts. CHOICE is a foundation for any form of conscious, but the details of how that choice is built, evolved, utilized, applied, etc is as varied as any home. Does this help clarify? [Corinne] Ok...it's clearer. Is this distinction relative to choice similar for the essence and the personality or different? MEntity: Another example might be that you have a LIFE, and that is a Foundation, but what you DO WITH THAT LIFE is the structure built upon it. [Corinne] AH! I see. MEntity: You will always have a range of Choice between Reaction and Creativity within any Circumstance, but you will not always understand or consciously choose your Circumstances. [Oscar] Hello Michaelses Would you care to elaborate on "...any way that seems obvious to you", which you mentioned in relation to possibility of Choice? MEntity: For example, one may not "choose" a certain illness, but the choices made over time during the life may end up resulting in that illness. To that extent, one DOES CHOOSE the illness, but it is no way an obvious process. Another example might be that one may not "choose" to be attacked by a murderer or rapist, but the choices that lead one to be in a certain place at a certain time resulted in being accessible to the attacker. To that extent one DOES CHOOSE the path that leads to the attacker, but in no way that is fair to call an "obvious choice" made by a person. One may not choose to live with the aches and pains of growing older in a finite body, but one DOES CHOOSE to grow older, and thus the inherent conditions that go along with age must be included in that choice. Do these examples help to clarify? [Oscar] yes very much so, thanks [DanR] Michael, could you comment on a bias seen in fragments where they view their own suffering as arising from unfortunate external circumstances while they view other fragments' suffering as arising from poor choices? For example, “I am poor due to a bad upbringing and lack of opportunity while they are poor because they chose not to work hard.” Does overcoming this bias help with Essence evolution? MEntity: The first example is one of Survival Suffering: blame on the past, on the upbringing, on the past. Survival Suffering is wrought with comparisons for the sake of excuses and alleviation of self-reflection and self-authority, self-responsibility, etc. Comparing Suffering is never insightful. It is about as useless as defining a line between Art and Not Art. By this we mean that while there are three types of Suffering that do have symptoms and behaviors distinct to each, they are still Suffering. Anyone who Suffers can use your help, and if you suffer, you can always use your own help. Therefore, yes, the transcendence of comparisons will always help one to tend to his own Creative solutions for his suffering, rather than to ensure them because they are justified when compared to others'. Comparisons are helpful for navigation, but if not used for navigation, they become the parameters of centrifugal vs creative force. Does this help in answering your question? [DanR] Yes, thank you very much Michael. [Bobbi] Having recently been dropped by a friend of 35+ years, I am left wondering if my change from uneasy ally in her Denial Suffering to offering self-empowerment/self-love suggestions caused the freeze-out. Do I try to get back in, or let her evolution continue without me? MEntity: Your observations are valid. The "freeze-out" is often the modus operandi of those in Denial Suffering, and if we see the correct fragment, your assessment is valid. As mentioned before, Suffering is Suffering, regardless of Denial, Survival, or Conscious, and any Suffering person can use your help. The choice is yours to make, but there is a risk that it could lead you to your own Suffering in some way. And if you are willing, then that can be a path of Creative Force. We would say that it would be helpful to continue what you have already done, which is to continue along lines that are on your own terms, and not catering to the perceived delusions. [Bobbi] Would the risk be rejection? [Bobbi] Again. MEntity: There is a way to return to the friendship with more offers of support and intervention without it being consuming, and that would be through calling upon one of the 7 Nobilities that come naturally to you, or that you wish to take on as a challenge. [Bobbi] Thank you. Very helpful. MEntity: When one moves into uncertainty, risk, and limitation of choice, but recognizes that choice is still an option, then calling upon one of the 7 Nobilities can help one to focus the choices. [Bobbi] Good to know and have in the holster! MEntity: For instance, in your case, you can make the choice to take the risk because you are willing to challenge your Empathy, or to utilize your Forgiveness, or to encourage her Strength by exemplifying it in yourself, etc. As we said, Suffering is not the Nobility, in itself, but from Suffering comes the 7 Nobilities, and one eventually learns to call upon those actively and willingly in the lifetime. When one actively calls upon a Nobility, then Suffering is minimized, if not diminished entirely. [Bobbi] I must have missed that in the other books. MEntity: It is not there. Our teaching is not completed in any book. [Jill] Would it be accurate to say that someone who is highly sensitive is highly reactive due to interpretation of experiences? MEntity: Highly Sensitive does not automatically equate Highly Reactive, though the phrase "highly sensitive" is often imposed upon those who are more obvious in their reactions or creative responses. Highly-sensitive people simply react OR respond quickly. Those who are highly-sensitive require more downtime for calibration and recalibration, since their sensitivity equates quickness. On the surface, and often, yes, this is reactionary, but it can evolve into a quickness of consciousness and creativity just as easily as anyone can. Does this lend insight to your question? [Jill] Is sensitivity due to Overleaves, imprinting etc.? MEntity: Sensitivity can be a result of any number of combinations, but most-often it is the result of AWARENESS. When one is "sensitive" in the sense that one is offended by the slightest thing, it is NEW, or RAW Awareness, whereas one who is "sensitive" in a sense is intuitive and transcendent of the senses, it is INTEGRATED Awareness. [Jill] Thank you. I have been struggling with the distinction for quite some time MEntity: Sensitivity is a state that every fragment strives for, and cycles through in terms of rawness vs integration. Being easily upset or offended only means that one has not found acceptable solutions to the awareness that has come to be, and this can be the case in a spectrum of situations. For instance, one can be sensitive to the behaviors of others in a way that upsets one because this emphasizes the differences between oneself and another. What to do with that awareness is then a process of Integration. [Jill] So we can truly feel empathy on the way to agape? MEntity: One can be sensitive to the plight of animals, or the oppressed, and but raw awareness will be ineffective and reactionary, often exacerbating or defeating the awareness, but integrated awareness will be responsive, effective, creative, and educational on behalf of that awareness. Jill, one cannot be in a state of agape without empathy. We will conclude this workshop with a suggestion for each of you to examine the 7 Nobilities and to look at which ones are more challenging, which ones are natural to you, and which ones have not been considered. Look at the risks you may be willing to take in the life, and call upon one that you feel could help minimize the potential for suffering. Examine where and how in your life you feel you suffer because of circumstances, and see if you can stand in it Consciously so that it is transformed into a path to your Creative Force. [Corinne] What are the differences between the Nobilities you capitalized and those you didn't? MEntity: While there may be variations in the limitations and freedoms relative to Choice, you will ALWAYS carry with you the spectrum between Reaction and Response/Creativity. Corrine, we added a more personalized sub-description for convenience. It could be said that the capitalized is the foundation, and the lower-case is the structure; or put another way, the concept and the application. [Corinne] I see. Thanks. MEntity: We must conclude here today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye.
  2. Michael Speaks - Soul Ages and Levels (01/09/11) Troy Tolley, Channel [MEntity] Hello to each of you. We are here now. We will begin with the discussion on the topic of Soul Ages and Levels. We realize we have shared a great deal of information and insight into this concept, but every aspect of our teaching has dimensions that may resonate at different points in the life, and to different students and different times, so our returning to "basics" does not have to be a review, or rehash, but a new spiral or layer of that concept. One of the reasons we think it is helpful to return to the basics at various points is because our initial sharing of this teaching in the form that you currently understand it was shared in a highly generalized and simplified way, and through the perspective of the average Soul Age of Young at the time. Our teaching does not change, but the understanding of it changes depending on the perspective that is interpreting it. For instance, there is a very basic way to understand the Role of Sage, in general, and then there are the differentiation of layers or evolution that bring dimension to that Role. For example, understanding the Sage as a goofy, obnoxious, self-indulgent, talkative, attention-seeking Role is highly generalized and, though accurate as a single dimension of that Role, only describes the Sage as the average Young Soul might manifest the Role. The description, or dimension, of the Role of Sage as an Old Soul will include this Young Soul version, but age affects how a Role is played or manifested, and the Old Soul Sage is often nothing like the general description, or the Young version. Whereas the the Young dimension of the Sage can be a clown and an attention-seeker, the Old version is the wise child whose emphasis is more on the integrity of communication and meaningful exchange, than on the attention that it would bring. And so it goes that the Soul Ages carry within them dimensions that might be filtered or highlighted by your own Soul Age. So, for instance, the Young Soul to an Old Soul looks and feels and is experienced quite differently from how a Young Soul would experience another Young Soul. What we will do today is discuss with you the Soul Ages as they may be experienced by our Students, who are more often Mature and Old, and this may help build upon the generalized concept. Your questions will help us to shape the information more relevantly. First, we will mention the underlying pillars for Soul Age that are relevant regardless of perception: Soul Age is an Essence's self-measurement for EXPERIENCE. Nothing more. Soul Age is an Essence's self-measurement of Experience based upon that individual Essence's agenda only. There is no one, or no thing, monitoring this beyond that single Essence. To elaborate: one fragment's movement through a Soul Age may include completely different experiences than another fragment's experiences through that same Soul Age. That is because Soul Age is a measurement of evolution/maturity of the Essence, and any experience can be used to propel that evolution/maturity. Soul Age is ONE INTERPRETATION of the evolution of experiences of Sentience, but is not a singular map that all find relevant or meaningful. It is a map for older souls, and is useless to most before that level of maturity. There are other maps used by younger soul ages. In other words, sharing this map "with the world" would not solve the problems of the world, nor would it encourage awareness beyond the capacity that is already present in younger Soul Ages. Presuming that this concept is as profound a map for the young or baby soul as it is for the mature or old soul is like presuming that a map of Disney Land is as useful and meaningful for the toddler or teen as it is for the adults. We can go further to say that even many adults, or older souls, may not find the map useful or meaningful. Continuing - Soul Age is not a map that is imposed upon Sentience, any more than the aging body is imposed upon a Personality. It is simply part of the nature of evolution and maturity. In other words, there are no requirements for that maturity and evolution, only markers. Soul Age is a map that we generated from learning about how our Essences learn and evolve, though that evolution was already long in place before the map was generated. The map of Soul Ages is cyclical, and not linear, despite the apparent progression. Regardless of Soul Age, EVERY Personality is born "reset" to an Infant Soul status of consciousness, and must, if the Personality chooses to do so, find its way back into whatever Age and Level of consciousness and maturity the Essence has reached previously. To some extent, the same could be said for the Essence at every new LEVEL within a Soul Age, and especially at every new Soul Age. For the Personality, this may make sense, since the vehicle is completely new; a new brain and body that must adjust to and share the life with Essence, if it chooses to do so. However, for every new Level, Essence also "resets" and cycles back through what it has learned to that point, and must then build upon that, much like the Personality must regain consciousness over the lifetime to a point that can then draw upon Essence's history. Before we elaborate further, we will take up to 3 questions relevant to what we have shared so far. ***QUEUE OPEN FOR 3 QUESTIONS*** [Question] "Cyclical, not linear" - I visualize the "levels" as being in line with each other, e.g. all 6s "above" each other - a spiral MEntity: That is "exactly" how it is. We qualify the word "exactly" because we mean it only in terms of a visual interpretation. That is a fair and accurate visual. When one is in the 6th Level of any Soul Age, all other 6th Levels are activated and explored. That "activation and exploration" are on an Essence level for the most part, but would also be relevant to which lifetimes tend to be resonant to that lifetime. We think some insight might be gained from the recursive sequence of what has come to be called the "Fibonacci Spiral." [Question] I would like to ask for an elaboration of Essence resetting when a new level is achieved within the same lifetime, i.e., as XXX did. Is this why she is recycling through earlier levels as Essence resets? MEntity: That "resetting" is relevant to what we have come to describe as the Internal Monads. There are Internal Monads that the Physical Body and Personality build through, and Internal Monads that Essence builds through. Every Level of Soul Age is a pass through 7 Internal Monads. Every Personality's progress through its own Internal Monads contributes to the progression of Essence through its own Internal Monads. Every Personality starts over with the First Internal Monad in every lifetime, no matter how far a previous Personality has progressed in a previous life. Every Essence starts over with a First Internal Monad in every new Level, because each Level is a completion, or cycle through, 7 Internal Monads. To help clarify: Every Personality goes through a progress of "waking up" within a lifetime because it is a completely new lifetime. Every Essence goes through a progress of "waking up" within a new Level, because it is a completely new Level. A simple metaphor might be that Essence entering a new Level from a previous Level is like an evolving Personality might enter a new relationship after having been in a previous relationship, or moving to a new city after having lived in a different city before. It is not that all is lost, so much as that all that has been learned must now be applied in a fresh context. [Question] How does one explain the soul that remembers a prior life under 5 years of age? Did these essences choose to remember their soul age? MEntity: It can take UP TO 7 years for a new Personality to embrace and bring through, so to speak, Essence, but for the older souls, that time is often much shorter. The greater the level of maturity or consciousness that Essence brings to a new life, the greater the resource that the new Personality can access, if it chooses to do so. Depending upon the culture and imprinting that is the environment for the new Personality, the child may not only bring Essence in more quickly, but that child's filters may also allow for those "memories" to flow freely. In some societies, such as some within India, reproductive imagination is encouraged in children and they are "allowed" to voice memories that defy reason. In other societies, such as in the United States, those memories are not encouraged, and creative imagination is encouraged over reproductive imagination. Every lifetime, regardless of the fact that it is new, with a new body, and new Personality, will always be built upon the Instinctive Center of the "previous" lifetime, carried forth like a disc from one body to the next by Essence. That Instinctive Disc, if you will, is the mini-Akashic Records of that particular Essence, and depending upon the level of consciousness accessible to the new Personality, can be read and accessed by that new Personality. [Question] Follow up: how do we create a stage for the child to bring in essence and allow memories to flow freely? MEntity: There is no real way to create that stage in a way that prompts the memories, but there are ways that one can encourage the exploration of those memories when the child begins to speak of them, if he or she does so. A child will either speak of them, or not, depending upon that Personality's personal process of regaining consciousness. If the environment is open to that, and the Personality speaks of these memories, then the validation can occur. However, to prompt a child to speak of past life memories, rather than simply allow for that child to speak of them if he or she does so, can often lead to false memories, confusion, and delusions. In short, simply paying attention and being open is enough. Responding to "Dracula": The impact and extraction of knowledge from experiences is subjective, but the markers are static. [Question] Static, not "objective"? MEntity: This might be understood through the metaphor of passing through a city that has specific streets that will crossed on the way through, but different speeds and vehicles may be used to pass. In addition to that, some may rest, some may crash, some may backtrack, some may sight-see, but all of those variations will not change the terrain. We chose the word "static" because, though the markers may remain in place, even the interpretation of them will be subjective. Much like the fact that a city may have a definitive terrain, but many maps to highlight various ways through it, depending upon the interest of the one choosing the map. We will continue with the topic and return to questions in a moment. We have already mentioned this in response to questions, but we will elaborate here on the Soul Age process: One Internal Monad is a level of maturity, awareness, consciousness gained by a Personality or multiple Personalties over lifetimes; 7 Internal Monads = 1 Level of a Soul Age; there are 7 Levels within a Soul Age; there are 7 Soul Ages for Essence. An Internal Monad is a process of resolving a division; a kind of return to wholeness that is greater than the sum of its parts. For instance, the 1st Internal Monad is the resolution between Physical and Essence that is "life." By the way, just "being born" is not necessarily a completed 1st Internal Monad, but we will elaborate upon the Internal Monads in another discussion. Understanding that Soul Ages are built from these processes of resolution can help one to see the vast beauty and magnitude of what it means to evolve, growing from fragmentation, through resolution, and returning to wholeness. Every Level then is one layer, or one dimension, of fragmentation "healed" for Essence, or more accurately put, "regained." When your Essence chooses a Role, it carries forth its own kind of "disc" into that new Grand Cycle of lives as that new Role and new sentient species, but in every other sense, it fragments itself and loses all "memory" of anything "before." Therefore, it could be said that every fragment is in a process of collecting itself back from the universe in which it is exploring. In the same way that we exist as fragments of Tao that eventually return, so are each of you fragmented "out" into your Grand Cycle "ahead of you," and then the compulsion toward wholeness propels the cycle. In a very simplistic and crude description, every Essence "hides" fragments of itself throughout the universe, and the process of evolution is the recovery of those fragments. That process of recovery is different for every Soul Age. For the Infant Soul, this process comes from tangible contact with the world, a kind of feeling around in the dark, and relies greatly upon TOUCH as the navigating tool. For the Baby Soul, this process of recovery comes from extremes of experiences, a kind of tight-rope walking that can find most of itself in every fall from the rope, relying greatly upon BALANCE as the navigating tool. For the Young Soul, this process of recovery comes from opportunities and investments, or indulgences, toward its greatest idea of itself; a kind of constant following of a frequency or tone, making HEARING one of its primary tools for navigation. For the Mature Soul, this process of recovery comes from recognition and empathy, finding and recovering extensions of the self that reside in others, making SIGHT a primary navigational tool. For the Old Soul, this process of recovery comes from pleasure, reunion, happiness, and play, because it can now recover the parts of self that never stopped to enjoy so many things along the way, making SMELL/TASTE a primary navigational tool. When we associate these senses with the Soul Ages as navigational tools, they are not always so direct and literal, but often they are. For instance, in a Young Soul society, music tends to blossom and evolve as a primary medium because "hearing" is so pronounced. Other Soul Ages enjoy music, of course, but for other reasons. For instance, in the United States, the "music industry" is heavily populated by Young Souls, and Young Souls are attracted to that medium of recovery in droves. The phrase "marching to the beat of a different drummer" is a Young Soul phrase because Identity is so important to the Young Soul. This is NOT to say that music is synonymous with Young Souls, but that Young Souls tend toward SOUND, both literally and figuratively, as a means of recovering fragments of Essence, or finding themselves, so to speak. Young Souls are often the loudest among you. A Mature Soul may use music to explore himself, express, or heal himself, but not necessarily as a way to recover or find himself. As your world moved into Mature Soul consciousness, you can see the shift from Radio to TV, for instance, or from music to videos. Even the phone is on its way to being replaced by video conferencing because the Mature Soul uses SIGHT as a means of navigating for recovery of itself. The Old Soul recovers itself through remembering how to enjoy living and being in a body, so two very primitive senses are called upon: smell and taste, which are fairly dependent upon each other, and help the body and Personality toward that which feels good. Smell and Taste affect the entire system that is the Body and the Personality, bringing a synthesis when allowed. In other words, the more an Old Soul allows itself to enjoy, love, accept, and live through its body, the more it recovers its fragments of self and returns to a wholeness. Briefly, the Transcendental Soul uses Orientation and the Infinite Soul uses Relationality as navigational tools for the recovery of fragments. Of course, on the scale of the Infinite Soul, those fragments are all Essences relative to that species of Sentience. Another way to understand the Soul Ages from a student's perspective, and not necessarily as a generalized perspective, would be by seeing the polarities of the Soul Ages and how those may manifest through a Personality. To accommodate the limitation of time for this chat, we will quickly share those: The Infant Soul manifests Positively as INNOCENCE, and Negatively as DISSONANCE. The Baby Soul manifests Positively as REFLECTION, and Negatively as REJECTION. The Young Soul manifests Positively as ACCOMPLISHED, and Negatively as ENTITLED. The Mature Soul manifests Positively as PERCEPTIVE, and Negatively as PROJECTIVE. The Old Soul manifests Positively as INCLUSIVE, and Negatively as EXCLUSIVE. Though we can elaborate upon all of these, we will quickly say that the Mature Soul, when manifesting Positively, is capable of seeing beyond the obvious, the logical, the superficial, and does not require "reasons" for what is known. It simply Perceives. It can truly SEE. The Mature Soul manifesting Negatively loses its capacity to Perceive and simply Projects, turning everyone into props and players for his or her own drama, never truly seeing others because of the preoccupation with seeing (finding) the self. The Old Soul manifesting Positively is Inclusive because everything and everyone is experienced as a part of the greater whole, including all of the previous Soul Ages within itself. This leads to an adaptability that allows for finding parts of the self in places and people it never would have thought of on its own, if you will. This Old Soul can draw upon its previous tools for navigation at will because it has accepted those tools, and will use them appropriately to navigate or understand those in younger Soul Ages. Everything is experienced and interpreted as "food for the soul," so to speak. The Old Soul manifesting Negatively become Exclusionary, aligning itself only with the "like-minded," seeking refuge and intimacy only those who feel "safe," and even then keeping a wall of isolation around the self as part of the interaction. This dependence upon the condition of safety never allows the Personality and Body to enjoy the life to the fullest, often resorting to the forming of secrets, imaginary relationships, and the equivalent of soul masturbation. Keep in mind that the Negative Poles we describe are a part of the spectrum and process for any term we are describing, and do not indicate what not to do or be. They simply describe the more limited end of that spectrum, as well as the end through which all will enter in that context. For instance, ALL Old Souls will go through an Exclusionary phase before it will move into an Inclusionary phase. That is natural. [Question] You mean within a single lifetime? MEntity: ALL Mature Souls will move through a Projective phase before it can Perceive. That would depend upon the individual, but for the most part, yes. Every Old Soul within each of its Old Soul lifetimes will still have to regain the consciousness of that Old Soul awareness, and that means the Personality would go back through a phase of Exclusion before Inclusion. As every Old Soul in this "room" can attest, if there is an honest assessment, the Exclusionary phase is all too familiar. We will open the floor for questions, but will end our responses in 15 minutes to accommodate our channel's and students' time limitations. ***QUEUE IS NOW OPEN*** [Question] You said in an earlier chat that Religion was the playground of the baby soul and Politics was the playground of the Young soul. What are the equivalent structures for the other ages (especially Mature Soul)? My guess is "Community" MEntity: We could say that RELATIONSHIPS are the playground of the Mature Soul, and IMAGINATION is the playground for the Old Soul, and THE UNKNOWN is the playground of the Infant Soul. By extension, "Community" would be included in Relationships. [Question] Hello Michael Could you elaborate, or give pointers as to (learn) how to access our mini-Akashic disc you mentioned? MEntity: The greatest direct access each of you have to your Instinctive Centers/Akashic Records is IMPULSES. Impulses are prompts that stem from the Instinctive Center in a way that each fragment eventually learns to read/interpret, and trust. Impulses are not the same as Compulses, as Impulses always include Choice, whereas Compulsions feel as if one has no choice. Impulses will always lead the Personality along paths that are a part of the higher pattern of its existence, and of Essence. Those Impulses are directly from one's Instinctive Center and directly relevant to the current lifetime in some way. Impulses are not indications of a "right" way to do something, or a "right" thing to do, direction to go, choice to make, etc., but simply indicative of possibilities relevant to what is active in those personal records. [Question] Would that be what feels like that "little voice inside" - same as intuition? MEntity: Yes, that is often how Personalities interpret the Impulses, however, there is a difference between Intuition and Impulse. Intuition is a synthesis of information gathered from various senses and sources that then must be interpreted, whereas an Impulse is a kind of immediate Knowing. For instance, one might use Intuition to help decide which city or part of city to move to, or which home "feels" right, but an Impulse would be the Knowing that it is time to move. It could be said that Intuition can be a navigational tool for fulfilling an Impulse. [Question] I am 7th Level Old and my husband is 7th Level Mature -- I have been thinking for some time that this is not a coincidence -- from the perspective of our soul levels discussion today and in a way that would be relative to everyone -- please comment. MEntity: That would be valid, Maureen. Fragments will often find themselves in association with, relationship with, attracted to, repulsed by, those who share the same LEVEL, but different Soul Age. This is part of the process for a fragment to cycle (back) through a Level. Though an Essence may be a 5th Level Old Soul, clearly having moved beyond the 5th Levels of the previous Soul Ages, it does not mean the value of revisiting or exploring those levels within is meaningless, concluded, or lost. This is part of the spiral we described earlier. For those who did not get a question in for us, we can suggest posting your question to the forum where this transcript will eventually be posted, and then it will be there for Troy to offer to us as he can for our response to be added. We must conclude here. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.
  3. NWM - Jan 16, 2016 - How To Create Your Year Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. VIP: Hi Michael DianeHB: Hello Michael Liisa: Hi Michael PeterK: Hello Michael We have been asked to share insight into "how to create your year." What we can share today can be applied to any day, year, month, decade, or life. It is not limited to a year, but because of how the psyche tends to work in terms of time and cycles, a year is a broad enough range of time within cycles to allow you to learn, practice, and sustain ways that will give you more control over your creation of a year. By "creation of a year" we mean this very differently from "create your reality." Creating your reality is based in interpretations and how you feel about anything and everything. Creating your year speaks more directly to the process of choice and action that lays out the path in front of you that you can then explore as your reality. In other words, your reality is the flesh that grows around the bones of choice and action, if you will. Another way to look at this is that "creating your reality" is what one does with and how one feels about what has happened, while "creating your year" is more about bringing greater consciousness and participation to the choices that then become that reality. As you move through your 2016, you can use the checklist below to see how much you are participating in the creation of your year, and not just the reality that you experience after-the-fact. This is a proactive approach to living, and it does not guarantee exemption from struggle and challenge and disappointment, but it does guarantee conscious participation that then allows for those more challenging times to be navigated more effectively. Some of this may sound familiar as we have covered this subject from different angles, but today we look to bring a comprehensive clarity to the process of creating. For simplicity and clarity, we will use the terms "reality" and "path" to differentiate between creating your reality and creating your path/year. With this in mind, one of the key differences is in MAKING CHOICES vs CREATING CHOICES. Making Choices tends to be a form of navigating a path, while Creating Choices tends to create that path. Sometimes you must make choices, and sometimes you can create choice. If you wish to begin a more proactive approach to creating your year, you must then consider when and how you can create your choices. And you can do so far more often than you realize. Creating Choices is the process of defining your direction and then choosing what best suits that direction. It is not always an immediate or obvious result, but it is the difference between navigating and creating. Again, both are necessary in life, but this helps bring some clarity to the range so that you can know what you are doing. Next: LISTEN Listen to your impulses, not you compulsions. Listen to the quieter, persistent "voice" that is yours amid the louder and more demanding voices that are either not your own, or are complying to the louder voices of your life. Your Impulses invite you, while your Compulsions force you. Compulsion is vital for balancing Karma, so it is not that one should ignore compelling forces, but that is not the same thing as creation. Compulsions help you to balance the internal and external Karma, but to create your year, you would have to listen to your Impulses, which are connected to ideals, vision, and creation. Next: RISK AS A WAY TO LEARN/CALIBRATE If you wish to create your year, you are going to have to take risks. You cannot wait until you know you are in a perfect position of power to then move forward. You will fail. You will succeed. You will fall short. You will overshoot. But you will not truly learn if you do not take the risks that inform you about how better to aim. When one seeks to learn to play the piano, for example, he does not study music and technique and notes and others and then expect to sit down and play. He must play to learn to play. He will hit the wrong keys and have to learn coordination and new parts of his body will be used. It is no different with creating your path. Risk, Learn, Calibrate, Risk again. Next: Building upon the previous note, REACTION/RESPONSE is far more important than results. If you do not take control over your reactions and responses, then your reality is out of control. When your reality is out of control, your path is returned to a default that is navigated, not created. Results are never where one should consider his or her fulfillment, but in how healthy one can react and respond to every step along the way. Despite what it may feel like or seem, you are always in control of your reactions and responses. You are not always in control of results. Next: STOP COMPARING Comparing yourself, your path, or even your reality to someone else's is a practice in defeat. Rather than look for comparisons, look for inspirations. If someone else seems to be doing better than you, or represents where you would like to be or go, etc, then they are noticed by you for the sake of inspiration, not comparison. Inspiration is when one sees oneself reflected in another. They are you, your potential, and it is fair to look to them for inspiration, but when you compare yourself you might be stripping yourself of the inspiration. Inspiration adds fuel. Comparison drains fuel. Next: THE BIGGER PICTURE matters more than the details This is not to say that details do not matter, but the bigger picture is where you want to check in with as you create your path. For example, your thumb or finger hitting the wrong note in a few places as you play the piano is not the same thing as the overall experience of playing the entire piece and getting better at it because of that. Aim for the bigger picture because that is the only way for the details to align. This means you must define the bigger picture in some way. It will not matter if other directions and ideas come up over the year, or that you have multiple ideas and directions already in mind. What matters is that you have an idea of what you seek to create in the first place. Defining that bigger picture must leave room for the details, however. Defining the bigger picture must consider the details as well. In other words, if you wish to create a year where you finally learn to play the piano, but you have no piano or hands, these will need to be addressed. They are still not as important as the bigger picture, but room must be allowed for how one will create access to a piano, and consider how one will play with no hands. If one cannot gain access to a piano, then the bigger picture must be reconsidered. The bigger picture may need to shift toward that very thing as the bigger picture. To gain access to a piano. The bigger picture can always get bigger. Next: ASK FOR HELP/BE WILLING TO NOT KNOW You are going to need and want help. You are not always going to know what to do, how to do, or why to do. This does not mean you will get the help or that you will know what to do, etc, but it does mean that you free yourself from an unnecessary self-restriction. Being open to help and learning can often be enough, in itself, to free the mind to work better toward creating. NEXT: DO WHEN YOU WOULD RATHER NOT DO Discipline is the structure and foundation necessary for the creation of a path. You cannot create a path without participation. You cannot do without doing. You must continue to do. You cannot toss out intentions and then hope for the best. Next: building upon this, you must REST. You cannot continue to do if you do not rest, and you cannot have true rest if you are not continuing to do. Rest is the process of assessment, slowing down, exploring gratitude, digesting, enjoying, doing something different, meditating, dancing, or anything that brings food to your "soul." At some point every day, or at least every few days, it is vital that you rest in a way that embraces the process, the enjoyment, the depth of what you are doing and creating. Next: The reason Rest is so important is because YOU ARE YOUR ONLY SOURCE OF MOTIVATION. Guilt, shame, lack, relationships, others' successes or failures, life, fear, and even love cannot sustain true motivation without YOU. Guilt, shame, lack, relationships, others' successes or failures, and fear cannot be sources of motivation. You are the only source of motivation that can ever truly work. Life, and even love cannot sustain motivation without YOU. Rest allows you to enjoy YOU more, and when you enjoy you more, you enjoy the process more, and the more you enjoy the process, the more you enjoy the creatiing. Next: ROUTINE IS NOT YOUR ENEMY, but IT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. In other words, routine will always tend to be necessary as part of a life, but to fall into routine as a means of evading creating your path is to fall asleep. If you find yourself falling into routines as a way to avoid or distract from creating new paths, you have a choice, and all of the above contributes to that process of choice. Next: WATCH YOUR STEP. The bigger picture will always be important, but the path you create along the way is important, too. This is different from "details." In other words, if you step on others to move forward, this is different from mere "details." If you do not watch where you are stepping, but stay fixated on the horizon, you can harm yourself or others. It is always important to check in with where you are. Again, this builds upon Rest, but is important enough to differentiate from rest. And, finally: TODAY IS YOUR DAY. It will never be anyone else's. Own it. The same can be said of your month, your year, your life, your body, your relationships, etc. Many parts of a day, month, year, life must be co-created, but even co-creation is yours. To dismiss your day as created only by powers, people, and forces greater than you, is to relinquish responsibility and ownership of your life. If your life is interrupted by these forces that are greater than you, that is one thing, but you will know the difference. If there is any question, then you are probably still in some amount of control over your owning your day. From the "shittiest" to the best days, they are yours. To truly grasp this is life-changing. We know that many of the above considerations are familiar, and maybe even cliche, but they are valid. They are not original to us as a part of our teaching, but we teach them here as a result of their validity in this context. Many have already shaped and shared these ideas. We learned long ago that they work. **QUEUE IS NOW OPEN** Yes, ViP. VIP: hi Michael Let's say that I felt that I didn't know what I wanted to, or should want to create in a given year. In that case, is it enough, or valid, to say that what I want to create in the year is: to learn how to know what I want to create? Is this just another way of saying that I want to learn how to listen to my impulses and act on them? One can always have a clearly-defined path of creation, and this can be anything you wish for it to be. It does not have to be a tangible or even practical direction. If you are uncertain as to what you would like to create, then you would want to create accordingly. For example, I WANT TO CREATE A PATH OF SELF-DISCOVERY THIS YEAR. I WANT TO CREATE A PATH OF TRUST IN MY IMPULSES THIS YEAR TO SEE WHERE THEY LEAD. etc. Keep in mind the differentiation between REALITY and PATH so that you do not confuse the process of interpretation with the process of creation. In your case, you might say that you want to create a path of trust because you will need that as you explore the range of possibilities between what you might want to create vs what you realize you do not want to create. Yes, Bobby Bobby: Michael, some of us were throwing around earlier that Numerologically, this is a "9" Global Year and for some of us even a "9" Personal Year. Any thoughts generally considering this as far as how to think about creating this year? In this case it would be more useful to look at your Personal Year Number when considering the path you wish to create. That Number does not define your path, but does help to describe what patterns and resources might be in place to support or challenge you. We know Troy has not posted our Energy Report, but this is a year of endings, and preparations for a launch into a large cycle that must consider far more than the satisfaction and conveniences of the self. It can be helpful, then, to consider what you wish to leave behind, allow yourself to grieve, bring closure to, and heal. Those are considerations, but not definitions, so they can be considered regardless of what one seeks to create. We will close with a note that each of you create your years, your paths, and you create your reality. The above information does not change the fact that you already do these in some way, but the above information can help you to be more actively involved and conscious of what you are doing and choosing. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
  4. June 6, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel The 7 Methods of Choice [Includes additional channeling after the chat for clarity and detail] [Michael_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand the topic to be that of what we would refer to as the “7 Methods of Choice”. There are 7 methods of choice. This does not mean they are in any way hierarchical, but rather that they are as distinct and available as any Overleaf or Role, even more so. This information is not to complicate the experience of Choice, but to help bring understanding to the varying methods that you may find are your personal preference, or to find more appropriate methods to suit your circumstances. Though these methods can be said to relate to the Roles, Goals, Modes, etc., they are by no means as binding as your Overleaves, in terms of defining you. Though one may find that a predominance of certain Overleaves, impact of Role, Casting, etc, MAY, and we stress MAY, lend influence toward a default, this default is not defining or binding. In other words, you ALWAYS have a Choice as to how you CHOOSE, and you are always choosing. We will begin with the most Neutral of methods, which would be Passivity or Surrender. This method of choice is quite simply concerned with observing the unfolding of life from the most passive of stances, much like a scientist observing an experiment. This method of choosing usually has the fragment not touched by the impact or effects of life so much as the fragment is in awe of it, for better or worse. When a fragment uses this method, he can sometimes appear to be apathetic or indifferent, which MAY be the case, but many times, they are simply fascinated in ways that are difficult to describe on a daily basis. Scholars, and the Assimilative Overleaves, can lend this influence on a fragment. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Awe and –Apathy. This method of passive choice is helpful in situations where true surrender is important. This kind of surrender can mean a profound recognition in differentiating what you CAN control and what you just CANNOT. An example would be the awe and thrill of being caught in a rainstorm without any protection. Another may be in the throes of an illness that is terminal. In any case, this kind of surrender can be profoundly liberating. We note here that the older the soul, the less inclined it will be to remain with these basic defaulted influences as inclined by Role, Casting, and Overleaves, but he will learn to choose all methods as are appropriate to every occasion. The Inspirational methods of Choice are Impulsion and Compulsion, as we have mentioned in recent exchanges with you. To use Impulse as a means of choice means that you are able to assess situations, anticipate them, and make intuitive choices without necessarily having tangible evidence as to its impact. Servers, and the Ordinal Inspirational Overleaves, lend this influence on a fragment. Following Impulses means making choices based on primarily internal navigation, using “gut instincts”, “following your heart”, using intuition. This means of choice is good for times when a perpetual movement in the life is felt, but the path ahead is unclear. Using Impulses can get you in the “right place at the right time”, to find your Agreements, Karma, and generally synchronize your life to a more practical inspiration for you. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Enthusiasm and –Urgency. To use Compulsion as a means of choice means that you are able to navigate based on more pressured influences from within and with tangible feedback from external sources. Where Impulses are quiet and inviting, Compulsions are pressing and pushy. Compulsion is difficult to manage, if that compulsion leads to experiences that do not feel good, or are simply for escape. The healthy means of using Compulsion as a method of Choice is in realizing that a Compulsion is a broader message, or influence, that comes in as a means to seriously alter the life. In most cases, those who use Compulsion either find a repetitive means of escaping the messages, through addiction, for instance, or they create behavior disorders to short circuit the more useful aspects of Compulsion. Compulsions are to be used in circumstances, as we said, when the life is need of a great change, not necessarily as a means for daily decisions. Priests and the Cardinal Inspirational Overleaves lend influence in this direction. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Revolution and –Repetition. Creation and Maneuvering are the Expressive methods of Choice. Creation is the act of literally bringing into fruition the reality of your desire. This can be done through many mediums, such as visualization, dread, worry, anxiety, and beliefs. Creation is the method most useful when wanting to bring something into reality that has no evidence of being available at the time of wanting. Creation, of course, is an influence from the Artisan and Ordinal Expressive Overleaves. This method of Choice can truly seem magical, and the concept of “miracles” comes from this method in many cases. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Manifestation and –Meditation. Maneuvering is a method of choice for fragments who assume the honoring of all other creations, and one finds a means to incorporate those realities into one’s own. This is not necessarily passive, but it is definitely, highly interactive. Those who use this method are usually in positions of counseling, guiding, teaching, entertaining, etc., and as such, you can see the Sage and the Cardinal Expressive Overleaves have an influence here. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Anticipation and –Prejudice. The Action methods of Choice are, of course Active and Reactive. The Active method of Choice is the rearranging of your reality with what you have, making it into something more to your liking. It is a more authoritative, participatory, responsible means of bringing about changes. Action methods are used when what you have in your life is just in need of direction and arrangement. This method then relates to the King and the Cardinal Action Overleaves. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Management and –Exploitation. The Reactive method is the method of finding the stimulation from your reality eliciting responses from you, rather than you eliciting responses from it. This is a method used most when reality is acceptable, but in need of being sustained or “protected”. It is a method of insurance, whether the reality is healthy or not. This then relates to the Warrior and the Ordinal Action Overleaves. The Positive and Negative Poles are +Sensitivity and –Irascibility. Of course, there is much more, as usual, to elaborate on these methods of Choice, but we feel this is an acceptable introduction. Although you will always have the ability to choose any of these methods of choice, you can examine your own defaults by assessing the amount of influences in your own Essence and Personality Profile. Simply look at your Overleaves and the Axes they fall on, and relate them to the methods of Choice relative to that Axis. Looking at your Role, Goal, Mode, and Attitude can reveal your most common and comfortable methods of choice, which will have been used within their spectrums between Positive to Negative. Looking at your Primary Centering and Chief Features can reveal those defaulted methods of Choice that tend toward the negative poles.
  5. May 23, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [M_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. And, yes, we will begin with an energy report. We realize some of you do find validation and benefit from these reports. For the following few weeks, it could be said that a theme of REGENERATION is at hand. Some may have seen the past month as showing signs of many things coming to an apparent “end,” but we have seen this as being a means to regenerate energy into new levels of Form to accommodate the broader climates of consciousness. Many things that are symbolic to you are “ending,” ranging from long-­term television series to major changes in physical locations among friends and family. If you have noticed a theme of these “endings” and major changes, you are quite conscious of the effects of this passing Nexus, shifting a great deal in reality from being symbolic to being “REAL.” These shifts from symbolic to physical imply that a great deal of you incarnated are highly interested in making changes in your lives in a direction that would make your physical reality as accurately representing your internal ideals as possible. In other words, it appears more fragments are willing to use the Moving Center from the Positive Pole, more than has been the case in a long time. For the next 2­3 weeks, then, it would not be surprising if you find yourselves feeling pulled to “get out” more, to go for ponderous walks, dance, be playful, and surrender to an enthusiasm that may or may not be directional. A strong drive toward physical affection and embracing of people you normally would find challenging, appears to be a potential result of this regeneration. Things you have carried internally categorized as “unacceptable,” “annoying,” “agitating,” or any other abrasive term, will seem a general “waste” of energy to sustain. This is due to the second wave of energy moving out from the “terrorist” threats that brought down your World Trade Center Towers One and Two, and general war­-related tensions from that. The productivity gained from major internal realizations and profound release of “old energy” is finally able to come into tangibility. There have been many “major” shifts on this planet and within your lifetime, but we would say that the passing Nexus has found more participants from a conscious level than we have ever seen. There is a general sense of “waking up” that we have not seen in nearly 25 years. The most meaningful suggestion we can give in light of this energy report is to gently, and with trust follow your impulses. Internal “Maps” and Essence-­driven patterns for the life are more accessible than ever, for most of you. When we say to “follow your impulses,” we differentiate this from your “compulsions” and “addictions.” Impulses are gentle and easily dismissed, while compulsions have a force about them. This is not to say that some compulsions do not have valid, meaningful paths, but that Impulsions are usually more aligned with Essence, as Impulses are from a force you may consider from within, while Compulsions are derived from external feedback and stimulation. Both Compulsion and Impulsion are valid, but Compulsion is based in Personality, which may or may not be using data and feedback accurately, and Impulsion is derived from the desires of Essence. We do not dismiss the intelligence and accuracy of Personality. We did not say that, nor did we imply it. We merely point out the difference and the appropriate potential use of Impulsion in the context of the current energy. We will take your questions now, whether on the Energy Report, or otherwise. [mdfsage_val] How would an Idealist relate to the chief feature of Martyrdom/greed? [M_Entity] The Idealist sees everything in terms of how it can be improved. This can be a benefit, in that it can help a fragment find ways to successfully evolve many things within the life, Personality, and Essence, but it can also lead to tremendously oppressive bouts of comparing. When the Idealist is seeing through the Positive Poles, he can see the patterns that would lead to an evolution of an event, person, or thing, and he will move toward supporting, creating, or altering energy to align with that pattern. When he is seeing through the Negative Poles, he simply reverts to the use of “SHOULD,” and merely sees the major gap between the way things are and how they SHOULD be. Using the Chief Features of Martyrdom and Greed, the Idealist may feel that the gap between where he is and where he should be is too far out of his control and hopeless (martyrdom). He may tend toward being a physical, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual “black hole” that cannot seem to find anything to fill the gap so painfully perceived (greed). This response is but a simplified response, but we believe this will allow you some insights. [sam­nemo] What happened to Soleal who was mentioned in the transcripts of Sarah Chambers? [M_Entity] Though validity was given to this energy as an “alien consciousness,” this was more a personification of 3 fragment's Essences who were involved in refining contact with us. A valid off-planet consciousness was involved, but as the mediums were quite new in making this kind of contact, a great deal of personification, projection, and identification was a part of that exchange. When contact with any non-physical presence is first made, it is safe to say that an important part of the process IS personification, projection, and identification. Something acceptable or exciting must be created as a conduit for the energy to take “shape,” making the exchanges much more comfortable. Some fragments still find contact with “Soleal” currently, and while the “alien” consciousness is validly a part of these exchanges, those who contact “Soleal” are also using this medium as a means to communicate with Essence. The actual Essence and Personality of the fragment who is the “alien” is still incarnated and unable to pursue his experiments of physical contact due to more restrictions of contact with Earth. [Leela] I would like a basic “snapshot” of the world situation as it currently stands; could Michael please comment on the potentialities that exist right now for the Bush administration and other political entities, and for peace vs. war, or more nuanced versions of same? [M_Entity] As it stands currently, the probabilities are leaning AGAINST war on any large scale. There are very few fragments interested in this means of conflict resolution, and those who are interested, are already directly involved. The highest probability is leaning toward one more major attack on the United States in a way that rallies even the most passive of countries to join in a stand against violent conflict. Though the United States is treated with resentment and has strong “love/hate” relationships with many countries, the symbolism and model of the United States is still deeply meaningful to many fragments. With communications and travel bringing the world into more of a global tribe, any assault to any major country of influence will more than likely not be tolerated by even the most opportunistic politicians. The shift on the planet recently seems to have most probabilities pointing to a “let's get this out of the way” mentality, which means the crux of any threats from “terrorism” will most likely manifest and pass before 18 months. As for the “Bush administration,” most probabilities will move into light the “real” intelligence and power behind handling crisis, especially as the fragment known as Bush begins to manifest more of his health issues. Though this is not a prediction, we can say that when the fragment known as the President manifests a surprising health issue of serious concern, the potential for attack will most likely be highest. Health issues for both President and Vice President are quite unstable at this time. [LoriA] What kind of attack and where would the most probability be (location wise), here in the U.S.? Thank you. [M_Entity] We still see what is called the “Midwest” as being the highest probable target, ranging from the Sears Tower to attack on a small town. The second highest probability is Hoover Dam, while New York City Subways and the White House are tertiary concerns. Again, we believe this to be most likely within the next 18 months. [MaryBV] I would like to know about Chandra Levy. What is the story here? Is this a monad playing out or an agreement? What can Michael tell us? [M_Entity] This is neither a Monad or an Agreement, but the creation of Karma. The original Karma existed between the fragment known as Condit and the female known as Levy, but the burning of that ribbon was “botched” and compounded. Condit could not bring himself to burn the ribbon, himself, but the compulsion to do so was still present, leading him to hire “hit men.” Levy's Essence, in a previous incarnation, of course, had directly committed murder of the fragment who is now Condit. The burning of this ribbon would have had Condit directly ending the life of Levy, but, as we said, this is now compounded by including the two “hit men.” Now there are two Major Murder Karma between the Essences of Levy and Condit, and Major Murder Karma between the Essence of Levy and one of the “hit men,” along with Major Bondage Karma between the Essence of Levy and the other “hit man.” In addition, there is new Karma formed among the “hit men” and the fragment known as Condit. We think even more Karma would be formed when indictments and imprisonment cause the fragments involved to have to abandon their families and positions of authority. [JNelson] Could you clarify “Major Bondage Karma”? [M_Entity] “Major Bondage Karma” is in the major physical restrictions imposed against the will of one fragment from another fragment, which most likely leads to death. “Minor Bondage Karma” might be the holding down of a fragment while another fragment punches him. [ClaireN] Do some spiritual practices promote access to the higher centers, such as Devotion (Bhakti) to the higher emotional center, or concentration to the higher intellectual? If so, please elucidate. [M_Entity] There are many “spiritual” practices that promote accessing of the Higher Centers. Some are more refined than others, and some are more inclined toward meaningless access, but the impact of the access can be profound, in any case. We would say that “Bhakti” is quite capable of encouraging access to the Higher Emotional Center, as well as the festive Southern Baptist Church vocal orgies. The act of Concentration can truly refine your access to the Higher Intellectual Center, as can the various versions of “speaking in tongues,” particularly in the churches of Pentecostals. Physical Sexual contact with awareness, which is part of Tantra, can move a fragment to Higher Moving Centered access, as can Shamanism practices. As we suggest these correlations, we do not suggest they are the ONLY means of “spiritual practices” that can access these Centers, nor do we suggest they will work for all fragments who would choose to pursue them. A car accident or serious illness can work as well as a long-­term pursuit and discipline. If the interest is there, we would of course be able to comment on the many varying practices and disciplines in terms of how inclined they are toward access and refinement of access to the Higher Centers. We can suggest noting this as a possible subject of discussion in future exchanges. [mdfsage_val] What is the difference between a tandem evolution & a tandem monad, thank you. [M_Entity] A Tandem Monad is a general non-binding, but strongly devoted, sharing of life experiences and major turning points in a life, whether the fragments are in contact with each other, or not. The Tandem Monad is not dependent on physical contact, but more of an Essence-based parallel of experiences gained by the Personalities of those in the Monad. The Tandem Monad will have these major experiences and major shifts, along with strikingly uncanny similarities in lifestyles and choices, all seemingly parallel between the fragments. We use Tandem Evolution to refer to fragments who have decided as Personalities to pursue similar paths of experience and to actively share in that progress, allowing each other to act as support, security, feedback, insight, etc. [clavis] I have noticed “things ending” or “things changing” around me, but I am at lost as to “where I should go next” (and no impulses). Could Michael give any insight? [M_Entity] There are always impulses. In most cases where the sense of “no impulse” is present, the impulse is actually, quite simply, to “wait.” The impulse is informing you to manage reality as it stands currently, but that more information may be needed as a means for determining further impulses. In other cases where the impulse is not recognized, it is because the impulse contradicts the momentum the fragment has invested in. [clavis] So can I say that right now I need to wait for these impulses to lead me to the next step in my 4th IM? [M_Entity] If the latter is the case, it seems to be quite helpful to consult an oracle of preference, such as I Ching or Tarot or Horary Astrology. Using these nonlinear means of insight can lead the fragment into either finding the impulses leading to preferred change, or at least how to find impulses WITHIN the decision to remain with the momentum. In response to your clarification question, we would say, in your case, seeking insight from an oracle would be satisfying, in conjunction with the validity of your impulse to make no major changes just yet. In many teachings, this stage you are experiencing is called “the void.” It is the space and time “byproduct” resulting from a major creation of change. While in “the void,” the opportunity to find trust and contact with Essence is heightened as you experience gentle surrender. This is an experience similar to the long night before the opening of gifts on Christmas Morning. In most cases, if “the void” is being experienced, you can rest assured that a major manifestation of some sort (a gift) is “around the corner.” In other exchanges, we can also suggest an exploration of this phenomenon would be Good Work. [essences] Sorry I got disconnected so I have lost the last 10 minutes of conversation. My question was: Michael, how can I better understand if I am being impulsed to say change a career, or if it is a compulsion to change? If it is compulsion can it also be essence driven? [M_Entity] As we said before, but will say again with more clarification: Impulsion is more silent, easily dismissed, yet persistent. Compulsion is that which seems more forceful, easily carried out, and is usually repetitive in its effect. Impulses lead to major and minor changes in the life, while Compulsions seem to repeat themselves in varying layers and levels. BOTH are valid as a means to create and unfold the life, but they are different. An example may be that a fragment may have an IMPULSE to change his direction or medium of his career, while a COMPULSION may be to remain in the career that is working, even if other more satisfying options are available, though risky. These are neither positive nor negative. They are simply two of seven ways to create and sustain a lifetime. More specifically, these are two of seven ways to Choose. We will discuss this in more detail, as well, in other gatherings. We will conclude here. Good Night.


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