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July 15, 1999 Troy Tolley, Channel Parallels and Processes [Michael_Entity] We are here. We will begin in one moment. What we will do is discuss the Parallel Shift coming up and respond to any questions you may have about it. Then move into another area if time permits. We remind you that the window appears to begin on a larger scale starting the 17th, with the actual shift window for most being on the 19th, and continuing through the 29th. The reason for the extended time window is due to the nature of the Community Shift. Some within your circle may begin or end their own version of the shift at a different point than yourself. A solidifying factor for this shift can be seen astrologically. We do not practice astrology, but a quick glance at some events at the end of the month and the beginning of the next should provide some insights from another angle. The process of passing through the parallel shift is in three stages; a Triad: Negative/Positive/Neutral. Though some may reverse the Negative and Positive phase, the process always moves to Assimilation/Neutral as a conclusive factor. It is rare to begin in the Positive. What we will describe can be experienced on all three levels of shifts, Individual, Community, and Global Levels, so this can be applied at other times than this shift currently unfolding. The window indicated by us through our channels is always the general window of the “positive” phase. It is most easily identifiable and marked, while the first and last thirds of the Triad are less defined by time. In the Negative phase (Phase One), Personality begins going through what some may consider a drop in energy, a sleep-like phase, sometimes depression or simple disorientation. This is what may easily be considered sedation of the Personality. This is caused by a more “horizontal” flow of energy and a time in which Personality must sustain itself on a basic instinctual level. In most cases there is a sense of disconnection from Essence, a sense of “just getting through the day”, and/or the dream state takes on a vivid life while the waking state seems gray or less-than. This is all due to the evaluation process occurring by Essence. Essence is “looking in” on all parallels, evaluating where energy has been utilized by all aspects of itself to date, in all of its manifestations, measuring this against several factors. During this first phase many “realities” are being generated in a potential state. Personality is in a state of sedation, so to speak, since this takes much energy that is usually available on a daily basis for creativity by the Personality, and redirecting it in a very specific manner. The very end of the Negative period is marked by a swift uplift in energy, a shift of sorts internally, marking the end of the exploration by Essence and an inclusion of Personality in the process. This is usually where Personality now suddenly feels inspired, senses potential on a vague but motivating level. This is where Personality will then make final decisions in what directions to go through the shift, selecting from the potentials generated by Essence. Shortly after this, the Positive phase begins (Phase Two). The window for the actual shift in parallels occurs during this phase. This phase is interpreted/experienced differently by different Roles and is further affected my Attitudes and Centering. In general, the more fluid Roles (Priests, Sages, and Artisans) can feel giddy and inspired, confused, but uplifted and energetic. The more solid Roles (Scholars, Kings, Warriors, and Servers) can feel slightly agitated, introverted, “serious” and feel a need to focus. The more solid Roles will usually find “projects” that focus the energy for this period of time or find sexual arousal distracting. This is their way of “staying in the body” during the shift. The shift tends to find an individual feeling scattered and this is not particularly comfortable for a solid role. This is all highly general, but accurate for the most part. Once the shift is finalized (and an astrological event usually parallels this), depending on the individual or community or planet (relative to the type of shift) the fragments settle into their new vein of experiences. This third phase can take as long as individually required, though it is usually within 60 days from the shift. During this phase you begin to experience that which is “next on your agenda” as determined by Personality and Essence. We will stop here and ask for your responses, validations, etc. Any questions. [Jn] Are these shifts “cosmic” events or determined by Essence or groups of Essence (community)? [Michael_Entity] They are determined by Essences, individually, and/or collectively. For instance, the Cetaceans have their own parallel shifts. The highest level, the global level, is more likely to include all of sentience on that planet. [Jn] So do the shifts happen mostly during Internal Monad periods? Like the 4th IM? [Michael_Entity] No, shifts happen all the time. More individual shifts may occur during personal revelations, but that is individually determined. Each year, there are an average of 4 Individual Shifts, 2 Community Shifts, and one Global Shift. They are all built upon by “decisions” that lead to the major “choices”. [aa] Can personality’s desires and wishes influence essence choices regarding a shift? [Michael_Entity] Personality is entirely influential. In fact, parallel realities would not be a necessity if not for the dynamics of a Personality. This is the Tao’s way, and Essence's way, to accommodate the wishes, creativity, and even rejections of Essence from the Personality. Just previous to a shift, however, a momentum has already begun long before by your Personality’s day-to-day reactions to experiences, your decisions, your thoughts, feelings,… all this is fed to Essence as factors for consideration. Once the Negative phase has begun (Phase One), most of what is considered for your “future” parallels is already “collected”. As you begin as an older soul to recognize these shifts, processing them more consciously, there may be a tendency of the Personality to want to “be a part” of the shift by trying to “influence” it through focusing at that time, etc. It is actually more empowering and influential a perception to consider your daily reactions, responses and decisions are what “matter” in terms of creating your future, not the window for the shift. We know of some Personalities being anxiety riddled at the nexus points, “hoping” they pick the “right” parallel. This is completely invalid. Once the shifts begin, Personality is in a space where surrender is the most empowering strength. There are some things the Personality was not designed to do. Trusting Essence is the primary challenge for the Personality during a parallel shift. [Jn] For Global shifts, all sentience on our planet experienced the shifts, but what about alien visitors here? Do they participate? I am curious to know if our shifts (parallel universes) have effects on other planets (or vice versa). [Michael_Entity] There are actually 7 levels of shifts that occur or are possible in the Universe. We remain dealing with only these basic 3 shifts until more off-planet concerns are a factor. We will discuss the fourth level at the end of this year. In answer to your question: If there would be an alien visitor, it would participate in the shift relative to this planet as well, yes. Your local shifts for your planet affect other planets only to the extent that off-planet exploration is utilized. For now, other civilizations off-planet would have more influences on your planet, than the reverse. Next question… [La] So far, most of what you’ve told us would apply to the Individual Shift, but I’m unclear as to the dynamics of a Community Shift? [Michael_Entity] The primary difference is that MORE of you are shifting together in one context. It still occurs individually, without exception, but there is a factor of agreement in a larger circle. This means that a group of fragments have agreed on a future that would like to be experienced in terms of interaction with each other after evaluating Agreements, Karma, contacts, Sequences, Vectors, etc. When done on the Individual Level, after a shift you may view many things differently, feel different motivations, all of which seem detached from the perceptions of those around you. You will notice that in a Community Shift or Global Shift, more media is involved, more gatherings, more impact FROM others or ON others around you. Each Community shift usually has a theme. This shift is specifically about manifesting True Soul age on a Psychological Level. The mundane effects of this are in the loss of people or the gain of people in a significant way in your personal support circle. This is why we spoke earlier of the window being a longer time frame; to accommodate the actual Individual shifts involved. If there are no more questions about the shift, we will take a question from each of you. Depending on its nature, we will respond to it tonight. [aa] I had a dream where images were flashing in too fast to recognize. Was this some sort of “processing”? About twenty images in a sequence of flashing. [Michael_Entity] We would think so. This is not unusual. The Dream State becomes a meeting ground for Essence and Personality for some considerations of potential futures. This is usually the “uploading” of certain experiences that have not been “updated” for Essence evaluation. You may experience them as if they are being fed to “you”, but this is natural since they are moving to a conscious level from your Centers where they were stored previously. It may be assumed that Essence is involved in all activities and experiences and “knows all” while you are incarnated, but this is just not the case. Essence, of course, is involved on all levels, but in many cases “allows” the Personality its own terms for much of its life. The Personality will report or check in or make contact when wanted or needed. This contact can easily be sustained so that Essence is purely manifest, but we rarely see a Personality interested in this except in extreme trauma. [Dd] What does the maxim: You create your reality NOT entail? [Michael_Entity] Though this is a rather “large” question, we can assure you that most mistake this as the Personality’s potential, when it is not. The Personality is highly limited in its “creation” of reality. Personality, though, is the highest consideration by Essence in terms of what DECISIONS Personality has made for a length of time. Essence takes these factors into consideration as the Essence creates reality. The Personality is a sensory unit for the Physical Plane, and though it has the definite potential and goal for pure manifestation of Essence, allowing Personality a co-creative stance, it will always be Essence that creates the actual reality. This is why we encourage Essence Contact. The more consciously involved “you” are (as Personality) with Essence, the more influence on Physical Plane manifestations and abundance. A missing link in many endeavors for “creating your reality” is in the lack of actually “asking” for what you want directly to Essence. It is most often “left to the Universe” or “released” to a vague source or “God” for its manifestation. The most irresponsible and indifferent mantra we have seen used by Personality in reality is, “It will happen if it is supposed to happen”, or similar. We say “irresponsible” in its true sense, not in the judgmental manner this word usually entails. Since Essence (and certainly the Tao) does not “think” in terms of “supposed to” this lends little direction to an event and what results is usually another opportunity for Chief Feature manifestation. [Dd] So has the Seth material been largely misinterpreted much like the words of Christ were? [Michael_Entity] There is no such thing as misinterpretation. Nothing can be misrepresented or misinterpreted; only individually perceived. It is an individual determination and based on relativity. What is seen as “misinterpretation”, at least in this context, is more a frustrating need for validation of that individual perception. This has been the contributing factor behind most religious conflict, in fact, most conflict. [Dd] We all yearn for the truth. [Michael_Entity] It has never been the “words” themselves that contribute to the situation, but rather the need for validation externally of the words as seen individually. We are being truthful when we say that all is true on some level. Reminding yourself of the three levels of Truth (Individual, World, and Universal) can alleviate many distractions with conflict. All of the material from Seth is valid and applicable. If it is to be used for personal exploration of power and conflict, then it is still serving the students. We would suggest looking beyond the surface to what the personal challenge is. We do not see it involving philosophy, but simple self-karma. We will take another question, then conclude. [By] First, as I understand it, essence can split off and create alternate or parallel realities so it can experience different “what if” scenarios – right? [Michael_Entity] This is a valid angle, yes. [By] Then can through some form, say meditation, can I contact essence with intense desire that it try something else and then when it is finished, it will merge the split off fragment back and at some level I will benefit from the learning of the fragment? [Michael_Entity] You already do this; it is inherent in the process of a life. It does not require meditation. Frustrations, reactions, responses, decisions, emotions, thoughts, ideas, etc. all contribute to the diverging/branching of parallels. The merging is based on a quantity of similarities in certain parallels and the lack of need for individual realities. “Benefit” is gained on many levels. A drive to have children might spawn a reality where that is the choice, lessening the drive in “this” reality so as to focus on other agenda. Benefit can also be more consciously gained through simple visualization and if you prefer, meditation. Visualize what “you” are like in a reality that has done or is doing or having, etc. what it is you are seeking. We have spoken on this many times, stating that your imagination is all that is needed for this exercise. Though we realize it is highly mistrusted, the imagination is the highest frequency owned by a body and extremely empowering. In your visualization, choose a simple habit, style change, or activity that “you” do “there” that you do not do “here”. In the replication of this in your reality, you will create a link, or bleedthrough, helping to direct a manifestation. [By] So that the direction to try a different existence comes from me and not from essence as such? I have trouble distinguishing between “me” and “essence”… [Michael_Entity] We have said before, but will here say again, that the dynamics of Parallels is designed to accommodate both the Essence’s AND Personality’s development of a life. The “direction to try a different existence” comes from both Essence and Personality, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in complete discord with each other. Essence will never interfere with the ideas of a Personality however removed they are from the “original plan”. There is plenty of “room” for “all of you” Another reason for parallels is that Essence CANNOT experience all of the Physical Plane while the Personality IS of the Physical Plane, therefore, Personality has an “edge” on what is important, needed, or wanted. Personality gives the Essence a source of “feedback” from the Physical Plane so as to make more and more complex, elaborate and meaningful choices as Soul Age progresses. [By] I guess “I” am a creation of essence so if “I” wish essence to try a different scenario, then it is the same as essence doing it. Or am I getting confused here? [Michael_Entity] There is really no need to distinguish between “you” as personality and essence since as older souls you are seeking alignment more and more. [By] ok, I think the subject of who can initiate the creation of parallel realities is a little clearer for me now, thank you. [Michael_Entity] If there is confusion in your life, it is best to assume yourself as Personality. This will allow a clearer path of communication to Essence when important. A sense of knowing and trust for the next moment or experience being felt may be considered being in Essence. Either way, there is the same amount of impact available on reality. It is merely within the acceptance or resistance of this that a challenge can occur. We will conclude here.
DanielaS posted a topic in 2003 Michael SpeaksAugust 24, 2003 Troy Tolley, Channel MICHAEL SPEAKS (Online) – Month in Review [MichaelEntity] Hello to all of you. We are here. As you may recall, we spoke at the beginning of the month about the energy moving through the collective consciousness. The energy reports we offer through each channel is usually relative to the channel’s vicinity, and in most cases this means the United States, and sometimes more specifically the regional area of the channel. We clarify this again because it is important to maintain perspective of that an energy report for another country can be quite different. The energy of the past month was one of emphasis on CALM and reminders of Being Safe. This did not, however, mean that nothing of any significance would occur during that time to challenge you, but simply that the energy would be prevalent at that time for choosing Calm over Panic. We believe the behavior during the “Black Out” of the north eastern regions of the U.S. and bordering areas of Canada exemplified this. It is clear that your masses are well into Mature Soul functioning as a collective. Rather than our sifting through world events for examination, we believe it is more important for you to direct us through this examination. We will begin taking questions from the queue, beginning with Marion. [Liiona24] There is a lot on conflict in my personal world some is directly involving me and some I am just in its path. How is this related to the months energy, yes I was safe! Yet can this be better handled, at work, personal all over… [MichaelEntity] In your case, Marion, you have chosen/created a life with a path that crosses many people who are in conflict. The original intent, of course, was for the experiences of guiding, counseling, directing these fragments. Many of our most devoted students have chosen this kind of path in the life, but with that kind of path work comes the “ebb and flow” of synchronicity. In other words, there are times you will feel as if you have a strong grasp on the events of your life, and other times that you realize you are quite tired, physically and otherwise. For some of you, the experience of not having a crisis to handle, or a conflict to manage, is quite close to feeling as if you no longer have importance or meaning in your life. Older souls tend to create patterns of crisis and conflict for 4 reasons: Boredom: Essence knows that one of the only ways to truly “stay awake” within a life is to sustain challenging experiences Familiarity: Personality becomes so accustomed to handling these scenarios that the momentum seems too daunting to even try to alter Purpose: Conflict and Crisis are a means for defining a unique sense of self TRUST: Essence and Personality allow the life to be a magnet for crisis and conflict because there is an inherent trust in the process of life, however tiring and overwhelming it may seem. For older souls, it is inherent in their nature to trust the process of life, even if unconsciously. Experience has shown that, regardless of crisis and conflict, you will “survive”. With the energy of August offering a space for Calm and Safety, it is not surprising that some of you would then take that as a window of opportunity to handle some of your more challenging conflicts. As for how you can “handle it better”, we can only suggest that you remind yourself occasionally that you are not responsible for every other person’s sense of fulfillment or needs. When you have over-extended yourself, it is always best to explore why you are doing so. If it is based in Guilt, then we suggest reading our article about Guilt written through Troy. We remind you that Guilt is invalid and is a tool of the Chief Feature. How clever to show Guilt if you fall short of your over-extending of yourself. Guilt is sidestepping the issue of what needs to be addressed. In your case, you are still honoring outdated boundaries that do not coincide with your more evolved perceptions. We will discuss the more personal aspects of your question in a private forum. [suz] I ask about the personal boundaries we each have to deal with…some that I didn’t feel I took on… [MichaelEntity] Your question is unclear, Suz. If you would like to rephrase and specify the question, we will respond. [suz] During the gals road trip, boundaries and other issues came up…my personal que is how that relates in the Whole picture? [H2OSprtlvr] Isn’t having Conflict and Crisis in one’s lifetime a means to personal growth, that beyond being bored, having purpose and trust or familiarity that would create the crisis, wouldn’t one also choose this for the purpose of growth? [MichaelEntity] You are correct. In more specific terms, we would refer to the state of growth as FRICTION. There is no amount of growth that occurs without Friction. Conflict and Crisis are forms of Friction. Friction can also be the experience of Pleasure and Fulfillment, Success and Satisfaction. Our response to Marion described the varying reasons one might continue to seek the more difficult methods of Friction. [H2OSprtlvr] Thanks for that bit about friction being about some positive things, because with the Goal of Growth, I have been told I won’t grow unless I’m in conflict and I really avoid conflict if I can. [MichaelEntity] We do not endorse one version of Friction over another. You will each discover the areas of your life that need varying versions of Friction for growth. We merely state that growth is not exclusively painful. [H2OSprtlvr] Thank you. I needed to understand that. ? [CCVARNER46] My 6th mature warrior cast scholar husband and tc has marked self destruction as a cf this life. Why did he choose this cf and what lessons, other than safety, is he to learn by battling rather advanced lung cancer? just diagnosed this month… [MichaelEntity] We feel that the word “lesson” implies something that has been imposed upon a fragment, which is never the case. If we use the word “Lesson”, we would mean this in terms of what the fragment may be inclined to EXTRACT from an experience. This forum is too limited to go into such a sensitive, personal topic, but we can state that it appears the Personality chose Self-Destruction as a Chief Feature because at one point in his life an important, idolized figure was either prone to illness or died of a self-destructive illness. It was then decided that there was some kind of value or integrity in taking on that similar path. Chief Features are not chosen by desire or consciously, they are chosen through habitual responses to certain events. In his case, it appears he learned that it was more important to “handle life now, and let it catch up to you.” His diagnosis coming in a month of potential calm will go a long way in how this experience will be treated. We will respond more personally in an appropriate forum for such a topic. [flimflamdamn] Can you please shed some light on the current global political situation? It’s very volatile, and the US’ place in the world is very strange right now – it seems that the dishonesty in our government’s behavior and intentions are very obvious now, but are people noticing this dishonesty? How will events in Iraq and Afghanistan, and any other relevant places (including the USA), play out in the near to mid-term? The contrast between my personal feeling of safety and my sense of the world’s chaos and suffering is immense these days! [MichaelEntity] The world has always been in some kind of “chaos”, but until recent decades, one could only read or hear about them. You are now capable of being subjected to the vivid reality of that chaos. Nothing is new, however. There are simply more people and more media. There has always been dishonesty among the evolving nations, as well. The greatest difference now, beyond the growth of media and population is the evolution of Soul Ages. [flimflamdamn] the stakes feel so high now [MichaelEntity] Your sense is valid in that there is a culminating climax that will change your world forever. In one hundred years or so, we will more than likely be stating that “there was a time when the world was dishonest and chaotic”. As we have stated in the past, a Mature Soul world has no privacy. There are no more closed doors in a Mature world and people learn and adapt to the reality that they are being watched. The implementation of “reality tv” on such a large scale is the first superficial symptoms of this Mature Soul truth. Your sense about U.S. Governmental intentions being more obvious and undeniable is valid. In the same way that religions are “tripping over themselves with revelations”, so are most outdated institutions, laws, etc. Those groups of laws, politicians, governments, religions, organizations, etc. that are not capable of adapting to Mature Soul truths will definitely “fall”. The attacks on the middle-east are part of irony of this Mature Soul shift. What you are seeing in that situation is the actions of Baby and Young Souls being funneled through Mature Soul concepts. The Young and Baby CANNOT fathom the contexts and perceptions of the Old or Mature, but they are feeling the pressures of the shift. Since the Young are in positions of power, and the pressures to eliminate suffering and oppression are stronger than ever, the Young simply “blow up” the troubled areas. This seems like a reasonable solution to the Younger Soul. Imagine a child who plays video games and is frustrated with the progress of that game. Hitting “reset” is a valid solution to that child. The Young see the world in similar terms. In more direct answer to your questions: yes, it is no longer a question for most fragments in your world that the United States government does not have the “purest” intentions. As far as the near to “mid-term”, we cannot predict, but we can suggest probabilities. After the end of September, our perception of probabilities will be clearer. Currently your world is moving toward a major global pivotal Nexus near the end of September. This will clarify the probabilities from the “soup” of potential that has been created from the reactions and decisions of fragments over the past two years or so. We will talk more about these probabilities in our energy report next month. We must conclude here. We realize our time is limited in this forum. We must conclude here. We realize our time is limited in this forum. We would communicate with you 'all night' if possible, but we are dependent on our channels who are dependent on rest. Good night to all of you.