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  1. In a recent session, Michael stated that the Holocaust traumatized humanity in ways they said they have not yet begun to explore with us. They also said that NOW is when it is coming back to be addressed. I would really love to see this as a dedicated topic. Just give me a heads-up if you decide to do it, so I can plan to be home for it! Thanks!
  2. 11/30/2017 DianeHB: Hello Michael. This is completely different from what I had planned on asking, but I had to change because current events are really scaring me. Namely, the current attempt to eliminate net neutrality and the tax plan that Republicans are trying to push through by the end of the year. I see significant damage to our freedom of speech on the Internet if net neutrality were to be struck down, and the more I learn about the tax plan, the more I see the death of the middle class. I am seriously scared and depressed. What do you see as the probability that these two things will get pushed through, and what are the likely consequences if they do? And if the world is going to hell in a hand basket, can you give me your higher perspective that helps me feel safe and move forward with courage? MEntity: What you are seeing is the shift into Mature Soul Age in full force. "Everything" will require a collective stand. It will require sharing consciousness and action. This is the only way forward: the collective participation in progress. It can no longer be shifted off as being managed by those in authority. It must be shared as a collective issue to solve collectively. MEntity: It will seem as if the world is "going to hell" because you have never seen this shift happen on such a large scale. You (in other lifetimes) have seen this in communities, villages, cities, etc. and opting into "the fight" was intimate and clear. When the Mature Soul shift happens on a large scale, the issues are on a large scale. MEntity: The Young Soul is doing what it will do: create scenarios for competition, control, challenge. This is going to seem and feel more desperate and dangerous as these scenarios are generated on a larger scale and in ever more insidious ways to fight the changes that threaten a world that no longer requires conquering. MEntity: You will likely begin to see several areas of society that have been in neglect and that have been taken for granted or left to authority rule as being overhauled by collective engagement and action. However, there does have to be a "hundredth monkey" in each of these. MEntity: Though the "hundredth monkey" theory originated from flawed observations, there is such a phenomenon. MEntity: You are seeing this now in the collective response to sexual allegations. The responses you see are those of people waking up, owning their power, and using it. MEntity: However, you also get to witness the fear and distrust that this collective power generates because it IS powerful. Collective control can easily be lost or derailed. MEntity: It is not a new kind of power, but on smaller scales it is more manageable. On a larger scale it can easily collapse under its own eagerness. MEntity: Our point being that even when collective empowerment rises in response to such threats, even it can feel scary. This is important to know because you may seek relief in collective response to a threat and then this response brings its own anxiety. MEntity: If both the threat and the solution are going to bring anxiety, then you must choose now to either own that anxiety and understand that you will have to live with it, OR recognize its uselessness and own your personal center of gravity, your trust, your sensibilities, your transcendence and uses these for navigation. MEntity: There are going to be things that you SEE and things that you KNOW. MEntity: You must SEE in order to KNOW, but one can often be so focused on SEEING that she forgets what she KNOWS. MEntity: Imagine that you break your leg. MEntity: It is broken. You see that it is broken. It will require intervention, treatment, recovery, time, care, etc. It is a fairly serious threat and derails mobility. MEntity: However, you KNOW broken legs can be survived and while there will always be risks of threat and vulnerability along the way of recovery, you do know that most broken legs recover just fine. MEntity: What you see is a broken leg. What you know is that it can be fixed. What you do not know, you do not know. MEntity: What you see is a paradigm shift in the world. What you know is that it is always survived. MEntity: What you see is every area of threat to social progress coming up for examination by those who want to secure it. What you see is every area of vulnerability finally being seen on a scale no one considered before and THIS IS GOOD WORK. MEntity: Think of the shift between broadcasting and cable. Not many saw the shift from free air broadcasting to controlled cable as a threat to society. Many embraced cable and all of the control over this media as it was packaged for the masses. There was little to no fight. MEntity: That will not be the case now. MEntity: So while it can look chaotic, exhausting, tedious, and overwhelming, the THREATS vs RESPONSES will be around for some time now because there are a lot of areas of society that have been left unchecked, dismissed, resigned to the control of a few who took positions of authority. You are not witnessing the fall of a civilization. You are witnessing its awakening to its collective power. MEntity: What you SEE is the mess. What you KNOW is that there are always growing pains. MEntity: To help you lose the division between what you see and what you know, it can be helpful to see the solutions, see the collective responses, participate in the collective empowerment, see the wonder of this awakening to a new power. It will look awkward, precarious, and even a bit unwieldy, but it is evolution. Evolution always confronts its obstacles. Evolution always looks back as it moves forward. DianeHB: I did see it with people rising up against sexual predators. It's just that the threats are coming so hard and fast that I forget again. MEntity: It can be helpful to remember, but even in your remembering, even in your knowing, you must allow room for the very real human emotions of anxiety and dread when facing a threat. Those are normal, natural, and important because they are what you have learned to trust in biological terms. Allowing room for these does not mean they must define you. What defines you are your choices. MEntity: You can allow room for your natural responses and then make a choice. MEntity: The choice is not always about how to change what you see, but to change how you feel about what you see. MEntity: Changing how you feel about what you see does not mean overriding what you feel, but adding to the natural feelings. You need not fight your feelings, but give them some friends, so to speak. MEntity: Give them your higher perspective, your confidence, your trust, your understanding, your patience, etc. Let these stand with your base feelings so that you define yourself as a spectrum with a range of choice, rather than anchoring yourself in reactions. DianeHB: That makes sense, thank you. MEntity: As for the state of net neutrality, the probability for its demise is at about 40%. MEntity: As for the possibility of the tax "reform" passing, we see this at 33%. MEntity: These are fairly high and will require collective response to halt or alter the momentum, but these scenarios are fairly manageable threats at this point. DianeHB: Thank you Michael, I appreciate your perspective. It helps a lot. MEntity: It can be helpful to surrender to the truth that you are witnessing a rise in collective empowerment and that it must confront all areas where power has fallen into the hands of a few or into hands that exploit the collective. MEntity: The boat will be rocked, so to speak, and wishing for stability or the comforts you once knew is not a solution. MEntity: Many comforts of the Young Soul Age are false and ensure collective sleep, however peaceful and calm and familiar they may have been. What you are seeing is a process of ensuring collective wakefulness. MEntity: We will conclude here for today, Diane. We have more to say, as usual, but can elaborate in further exchanges. Good day to you. Goodbye, for now.
  3. New York City Michael Speaks—Election 2016 2016-03-05 Channeled by Troy Tolley TRANSCRIBED FROM AUDIO RECORDING by Daniela NOTE: this will read a bit differently from most transcripts because it is delivered orally. NOTE: some editing for clarification 11:00 Hello to each of you. Bear with us as we continue to adjust to coming through. The music is nice. [referring to a passing vehicle blasting music] OK. We will try to make sense of what Troy’s presented to us as a direction of discussion on your upcoming election and its symbolism and its potential outcomes, as well as make sense of [all of what is going on] in itself, as we know it is quite a mess. Or at least it appears to be so. The first thing that we will say is that it is valid if it has crossed your mind that all of this in the arena or the context of the election is quite symbolic, is quite representative of what is happening collectively not only locally, geographically, but also on the planet. We mentioned recently in our delivery of what you call the Energy Report that humanity is “sick,” humanity is “ill.” We were not exaggerating. We were not being sensational. We were being quite literal. The bodies that make up sentience, your intellectual, your emotional, your physical bodies have reached a critical point collectively, where you can no longer sustain the momentum that you have been on through these [recent] cycles of incarnation. Most of our students suspect this in some way: that there has been a critical turning point reached that must be addressed in some way. This has been symbolically played with as a concept for many years, with the threat of “Y2K,” the Mayan calendar ending, and many references such as this that indicate a shift, or a collapse, or a turning point of some sort happening for humanity. And these were all valid representations of that cumulative reality of progression toward the breaking point or turning point. But now you have reached it. Now in this year something has got to change. And we do not say this because we have an investment in which direction you go. We know all of you will be fine. You will be incarnating again and in the worst of scenarios you will find a new species, a new planet to continue your incarnations. So we have “been there, done that.” And so we are not invested in this turning point in the sense that you MUST “save” yourselves. But we are sharing this perspective because you care. You care which direction you go. You care which direction your fellow humans go. 16:20 You are done with the risks of experimentation in directions that lead to “collapse and rebuilding.” At some point in a sentient species’ arc of evolution there comes a point when you are done with that [concept]. Rather than collapse and rebuild, which humanity has experienced numerous times, you would rather build. You would rather rearrange. You would rather move to another higher turn in the spiral rather than replace it. And what is happening right now is that battle between those who prefer the familiar “collapse and rebuild” to those who prefer the new concept, or the new effort toward building upon a rearranged or renovated foundation. There is no need for a full collapse for you to continue forward in your direction of preference. Yes, you may have to dismantle, you may have to do serious rearranging and altering and replacing but everything does not have to crumble in order to be built anew. From what we can see of each of the candidates that are representing your potential forward, each of them represent some potential in both directions [of either collapse or renovation]. None of the candidates that we can see are exempt from representing some form of collapse or some potential for building upon what is. Which brings us to the point that “building upon what is” can be terrifying if what is chosen to be built upon harms a great number of those of you who will be sharing space and time with those who have no consideration for how it affects you. So while, for instance, Donald Trump would like to “build upon what is” in terms of xenophobic, fearful foundations, it is not necessarily a “good” thing that you would move forward upon “what is.” 19:08 Our point being that both directions have potential for both a restricted, painful direction or a positive, loving, inclusive direction. So we do not want to give the impression that “collapse and rebuild” is the “bad” direction and “building upon what is” is the “good” direction. “Collapse and rebuild” have worked very well for a long time. So it is a combination of building upon what is considered good, building upon what is beneficial to all, building upon what is inclusive of everyone, that we think most of our students are concerned with in terms of “building upon what is.” Because the risk of building upon what is may include building upon what is restrictive, painful, and harmful, many do prefer the collapse again. Because at least when there is a collapse, everybody goes down. It is new for human sentience to try to find a way to “build upon what is” in a way that builds away from the painful and constricted and oppressed directions. This is new. This is scary. But you have to do it at some point, not because we say you have to but because it is part of growing up. It is part of evolving. When there is not a global awareness of a shared collective progress, then this effort to build upon what is happens on smaller scales in villages and tribes and towns and so forth, so it is not a new concept. We had our share of that experience as well. We did not miss out. But this is probably the largest scale that we have seen the effort necessary. And this is because not only is there a “smaller” world, so to speak, in terms of awareness of everyone else on the planet with you, but also because of the shift toward the Mature Soul paradigm. Everyone will be affected, not just those in the village. Now before we continue on in a direction that may or may not be of interest, we will open to your questions to help shape the direction of our discussion with you. 24:16 [Question] I have a question. In terms of the candidates: which one has got the highest probability of building upon in a positive fashion? Before we respond to the questions of probabilities for the various candidates we will make it clear that we do not align ourselves with a party. We know the channel is very passionate about aligning himself with certain values, and we will say that as Causal Plane consciousness it is not difficult for us to find ourselves in alignment with those same values since we have also had to learn the hard lessons of inclusiveness and love and embrace and progress without harm. That being said, it is clear to us, not only when we look at probabilities, but when we look at all of the candidates, that your greatest potential for “building upon” are in your Democratic candidates - - both of them. Both of these candidates have the potential to build upon what is in a way that would move toward progressive inclusion and benefit. However, between the two of them we cannot see how well either would be able to do this without falling into collapse. Both candidates, however much effort one may be preferring a “revolution,” so to speak, and the other towards “familiarity and building upon what is,” both risk collapse. Both risk moving in a direction that simply requires collapse. They are not immune to this possibility. And regardless of the differences between the two in terms of interest for how to move forward, one towards “building upon what is” and the other “revolutionizing,” both may HAVE to build upon what is as a means to move forward. But both of these are your greatest potential for moving forward in a way that is the least harmful to the most amount of people. [Question] You know I was hoping for a one person answer, right? We think narrowing it to two is fairly helpful. [Laughter and background chatter.] [Question] When you say “collapse” do you mean economic collapse, social collapse, or like a natural disaster? All three. 28:19 [Question] How would what’s happening socially and economically cause a natural disaster? It would not cause a natural disaster. It could, however, be reflected in the weather, in the climate changes. The weather, the planet, the geological face of the planet... all of these are tied into the consciousness of the dominant sentience on the planet. And depending on what is happening collectively it has an effect in the weather systems, in the climate, in the shifting of the Earth’s surface and beneath the surface. We are not saying that the consciousness of humans control this, but that part of the point of incarnating on a planet is to build a bond with that planet. To build a bond with the collective consciousness that makes up the ecosystem, shall we say, the spiritual ecosystem, the metaphysical ecosystem of a world. And so the social or economic collapse would not necessarily cause the natural disasters but they would coincide; they would parallel each other in a way that could be quite difficult to navigate through. Did this answer your question? [Question] Sort of. I’m having trouble articulating what I want to say. [Question] So would an example of natural disaster that can be directly or indirectly connected to this election or some of the candidates over others would be if there are candidates who are strong advocates for continuing to drill in the Arctic or fracking across our country, across the world, or putting more carbon in the atmosphere, contributing to the destruction of the Ozone layer. All of those things have an effect on Mother Nature. So they themselves may not have created the natural disaster, but their ideologies or their policies might, in addition to whatever economic or social collapses which they may more directly control as President or as a person of power. Their indirect decision-making can also bring about these natural disasters. Yes, there is that direct dynamic. There is the cause and effect in those ways that bring about natural disasters from cumulative effects. But we also speak in terms of massive hurricanes or massive heat waves or massive earthquakes that are not necessarily related to these irresponsible exploitations of the planet but are reflective of broader disconnect and disregard for the planet in general and the necessity for healing of the planet. And when there is a necessity for healing, not only in humanity but in the planet, and especially when both are in need of that, there will often come waves of natural disasters that reset civilizations in a way that allows for healing to occur in both humanity and the planet. [Question] Like Pompeii level? Yes. Or bigger, of course. 32:48 [Question] Aside from people’s actions, irresponsible actions, we’re also affecting the weather with our emotions and our thoughts? Yes, you add to it. Yes. We cannot describe or explain exactly how this works because we do not have a language that would help make . . . [Question] So does the level or strength of the bond proportionally affect the amount of healing? Because it seems like humans and Earth are kind of divorced (?) of a strong bond and so I don’t think that if there were some kind of natural disaster that that would necessarily result in some sort of healing on the economic and social level because I don’t think there is that recognition of the bond. What happens in scenarios such as this, or at least the potential in such scenarios, is similar to what was experienced in New York City during “9/11” when there was a shock to the social ecosystem where individuals who would normally have not felt any kind of awareness or compassion or sense of others around them, pulled together, came together, felt for each other, and with each other, and so on. This is a minor example of what we are speaking of, but our point being that when there is an external threat or shock to the system then the potential for generating a common ground among those who must contend with that shared threat sometimes has the effect generating waves of healing. So even if this natural disaster were to hit, and it would hit a group of people who have no sense of connection to the planet, their being forced to build or rebuild together, to take care of each other, to reach out in a way that they normally would not, has the potential to then help bring that connection and healing that goes well beyond the participants. Do you understand? [Response] Yes [Question] Natural disasters can shift our perspective. Or make us realize maybe how small we were thinking. Yes. All of you build these intellectual constructs that divide you from other people, and emotional constructs that divide you from other people, and these are comfortable and interesting and help you to know yourself or to distance yourself from knowing yourself. But when there is a threat then, say, three separate people standing next to each other who would otherwise have had nothing in common suddenly find something in common very quickly. And they find a way to bridge their differences very quickly. 36:55 What tends to happen, or what has happened, is that even though there is a short term effect that allows for that healing to happen, it quickly fades. We are saying that over the course of this year if the direction heads towards such collapse in so many different contexts, it will be very difficult to avoid the impact because of the long term effect of it. And so there will have to be a reaching across boundaries and divisions and constructs in order to build together. This is healing. This year as a turning point may sound ominous, but it is not. It is just growing pains. And these growing pains... in particular if there is collapse in all three areas... would be because of the resistance to growing together. It is not imposed. [Question] So, I don’t know if this is a continuation, it kind of seems like we are getting off the main topic. So what accounts for, because what often happens when we experience disasters is not a unification on a grand scale but more of a suppression and limiting of freedoms and thoughts rather than expanding. What accounts for that? Two things: The small scale of it, which tends to be relative to those who experience the impact more directly. And then there are those who exploit the scenarios from outside of the effects of the disaster. They swoop in, so to speak, and exploit the situation, dismantling or diminishing the efforts toward healing. This exploitation and diminishing is much more difficult to do if you are included in the effects of the collapse. If you are in your figurative high tower when there comes a collapse so that you are suddenly in the street with those who are also affected, you very quickly find a way to relate and how to work together or you do not survive. If we understood your question correctly, then our answer stands that the reason why you may not see natural disasters as good examples of bonding is because of their smaller scale and because of those who are not affected by it then taking advantage of those disasters. But a disaster on a larger scale that affects many from different levels of society then has more people in a position to make the choice to participate towards healing. They do not have to, but they are much more inclined to work with those they would not normally work with if it means survival. [Response] OK that makes more sense Yes, the motivations for the common ground will not necessarily be so noble across the board. Some are more inclined to do so in the first place, without a disaster. Some must find themselves in positions of survival in order to find a reason to work together. But there is still learning in that. 41:30 [Question] So is there a greater lesson for younger soul ages to have to go through a collapse. And could we assume we’ve been through that enough that we just don’t want to do it again but we can’t get in the way of others’ lessons so they can get to the same point? To some extent that is true. But as the collective paradigm of a sentience becomes more evolved and collectively shared then the less likely the younger paradigms are to take down those who are older. For example, yes, you may have already “been there, done that.” And, yes, there are souls on the planet who have “not been there, done that” and need to have their own experiences of this, but because they need to have those experiences or are curious about them and would create scenarios that would cause those circumstances does not mean everybody else who has already experienced it then must go through it again. So what tends to happen as the collective soul age evolves is that the older soul ages must then learn to step in and help to direct the growth of the species and the direction of the species and become, however exhausted and challenging it may be, the “adults,” so to speak, for the rest of the soul ages. The younger souls will still get to have their collapses. They will still get to have their collective collapses but on smaller scales and confined to their networks. The older souls can step in and help create the context for which the younger souls can still have their experiences without interfering with them but in a way that not everybody has to go down with them. [Question] So would Bernie Sanders be a direct manifestation of that symbol of an older soul perhaps stepping in? Yes. Yes, very much so. The fragment who is Bernie Sanders represents the highest ideals of the oldest souls who are among you. And we say that in a broad sense. We do not say that in a practical sense. The practical application of these ideals is a different story and would still need to be figured out, but that is exactly what he represents and why many of the older souls are drawn to what he represents. 45:20 [Question] I have another question. So would you say there were… I’m going to bring my conspiracy theories in… broader oligarchic forces on this planet that control the money, control, you know, corporate greed and the 1% that basically controls our government. Are there forces there that will do anything to stop him from getting into, to push his ideals forward? Yes, there are these forces. That is not quite that secretive or a conspiracy. There are these forces that are working very hard to steer benefits towards a very select group in power. That is not a secret conspiracy. That is simply how some fragments behave and they move into positions of power that then work hard to sustain that momentum. But they are not a force that is outside of the system of collective consciousness. They are not somehow stronger, more powerful, more magical. They can only have so much affect up to a certain point. Especially in the system that you recognize as your United States. But we will say, without this being a prediction or as ominous as it sounds, that there is a high likelihood that there will be attempted assassinations of any candidate who turns out to represent either side. There is quite likely to be, at least, an attempt. This is a self-destructive year. We see many fragments already “fired up” in that direction and feel empowered to do harm. The likelihood of the attempt is there, but from what we can see, it would not come from the forces you describe. It would come from those who were manipulated below, from outside. [Question] When you say potential for assassination on either side are you saying those who hold extreme views aka the Trump supporters and those who hold extreme views aka the Bernie Sanders supporters? Either side being one of those two factions having just as much potential to want to assassinate an opposing party representative? [Question] It’s not just Trump’s people or the truly conservative people? The potential is there from and against both sides. The difference in motivations would be clear but the end results are the aim for assassination. Both sides would be interested in stopping what they feel is a threat. And if Donald Trump were to move into a position of power, there are many from “both sides” who would find themselves in a position that feels noble and sacrificial to somehow to take him out of that position. 49:40 [Question] So you mention that there are going to be assassination attempts. Is there any probability that somebody would actually be assassinated? If there are attempts there are probabilities that it could happen. That is how that works. [Question] Probabilities are not only cross party. Could they also be interparty? Yes. Yes. [Question] So what are the probabilities for everyone involved in the election for becoming President at this point in time? We have been looking at this since Troy posed it to us and the fluctuations are so great that it is difficult for us to land upon a number that would be in any way useful to you. Not only because of the fluctuations in the factors that you are aware of, but there are a couple of… what we will consider or say are wild card factors... that still have not come up yet that must be factored in that will throw off everything you have been expecting as a momentum for this election cycle. One of those wild card factors, of course, is the potential for violence in a way that is quite startling. The other is a shift in parties or an additional party thrown into the mix. But, based on what we can see at this moment (and this must be accepted with a grain of salt, so to speak) is a showdown between Trump and Hilary. That is as of this very moment. This is not something we may say is true in an hour. We cannot say who would come out on top of that at this point. There are too many variables. *** This may seem like an ominous pattern that is unfolding but it is actually quite exciting. And we know we have the luxury of sitting here with no bodies that are under threat to be able to say this. But there is that part of you, however fired up or passionate or invested you may be… there is a part of you that knows this is exciting. There is something changing. Something is going to be different next year. What that is is yet to be determined and we know it will come as no comfort to you but there will be variations and parallels that cover all the different options because this is of such a wide scale interest with a lot of different ideas about what is the best direction. Some of the parallels will head toward the collapse and literally a cascading, shocking effect of civilization being dismantled as you know it from the turning point of this year. Some of the parallels will move in a direction that will transform how the world works together in a way that is far more inclusive, helpful, healing, and beneficial for even the most difficult of people for hundreds and hundreds of years because of this year’s turning point. So you have the whole spectrum to choose from, and part of you (and we say this literally) will probably go in each direction to some extent. Some of your parallels may die off after seeing the ugliness that some of them may bring but that is how parallels work. [Response] Pick your parallels wisely, people. 55:41 [Question] But why are so many people willing to follow a demagogue? We would say that the simple answer is fear. It is that simple. It may look like confidence, it may look like superiority, it may look like any number of empowered positions. But it is fear. When a population is fired up through fear it tends to be because somebody is promising something in exchange for that fear, in exchange for your confidence in a solution to that fear. And as you can see that is exactly the equation occurring. There are also factors that we will not get into tonight, but we can suggest for follow up. For example, there are also a great number of monads being played out in these scenarios where there is a corrupt master faithfully followed by servants. This kind of monad can happen on large scales such as this. And that is what is happening with the King and many who are hooking into a monad with that fragment. [Question] Who’s the King? [Response] Trump. [Question] Well, how do you ever do the other side of that monad if there are hundreds of people? When it happens on that scale the *experience* tends to be the point, not necessarily with whom it is experienced. When it is on a smaller scale, such as a husband/wife monad, it is quite easy to switch sides with that actual individual. But when it is a population focused on an individual who is playing the counterpart to that monad, then in order to flip that, the masses of individuals that make up that mass will do it on a smaller scale with, say, their child, and become the abusive parent to a child or the dictating partner in a relationship. [Question] So speaking of Trump, being that he embodies the young soul ideals as opposed to the other two [Republican] candidates who are leaning more to the Baby/Early Young, how much of his rhetoric and all the stuff he’s proposing just to win, he’s into the art of winning, and not really his own personal values that he keeps, you know, changing over the years and just speaking to the crowds, give them what they want to hear as opposed to, you know, what he believes just so he can win? 59:54 At least half of what is claimed as a passionate stance for him does not exist as a personal position. It is a marketing position. And this individual has grown to find false marketing to be a useful way to get people into positions to serve him against even their own best interests. Regardless of whether this individual upholds these values personally, it will not matter since they are upheld publically. So, while it may be true that on a personal level he does not have such a stance of division, he will continue to play that role as long as he needs to in order to keep up the effects and desires that he would like to have. Our point being that, in this case, the difference between private values and public values is moot. [Question] I was assuming, should he be elected, he can then do whatever he wants. He won. So, he could change positions and do what he wants. And not do everything he said he would do. That is correct. Without our diving too deeply into his privacy, for we can only access what is allowed by the individual to be accessed, we can see that the intent would be to uphold the ideas as long as possible even if no implementation were to ever be possible. Because it is the ideas that are powerful, even more so than the implementation. *** On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being “fully confident in a desired and beneficial outcome” and 5 being “terrified of the worst-case scenario,” we would pose to each of you the question of where you feel you are in looking at the probabilities, and feeling out the probabilities, yourself, for this year that is a turning point, a collective turning point. [Responses] I am sure it’s not normally popular, but I feel pretty confident that it’s going to go in a positive way because I feel like I am making some decisions in my own head that I’m choosing to be in a parallel that’s like that and I would prefer that. And also I generally like a nice easy path. As we all know. I’m the Reader’s Digest version of everything. So that’s what I pick and I’m going to feel confident in it. So I’ll say 1 then. 3 3 2 2 3 I’m giving people the benefit of the doubt they are not all assholes. Johnny’s not committing. Oh, eh, um, probably 2 and a half? But I have a question about the fear thing. If I can go back to the fear thing. Yes. 1:04:46 [Question] So, what are the advantages or who benefits from assimilating into a manufactured fear that’s not real? That is the nature of fear. Most of what is feared, even among our students in your personal lives, is “made up,” manufactured, or it is speculative, or it is taught to you, it is indoctrinated into you, it is imprinted in you. Very little of what you fear is actually something you have experienced to the point that it is a useful navigational tool. This is worked. This is something that our students work on regularly to be aware of in the process of making choices and perceiving and so on and fear still has its effect in your life. And this is for those who are awake. So for those who are not awake, not making any effort, then that fear is as real as anything else that may have been experienced, and in many cases because of the lack of experience and because of repetitive experience then these fears take on a life of their own because it is so outside of anything familiar to the individual and is seen as a threat to everything known and familiar. So it is not so much that it SERVES them but that they THINK it serves them well to stand in a position that reflects their fears, and behaviors reflect the fight against those fears. Each of you are guilty of this as well. And we say the term “guilty” playfully, but you have behaved in ways that were based in fear, that were not based in reality or based in simple navigation, but based in speculation, unformed ideas, imprinting, and so on. Fears that you are not good enough, fears that you are not pretty enough, fears that you are not loved enough, fears that you will fail, and so on. Does this help you understand how if you, with such inclination toward being aware of your fears, are still struggling with this degree of differentiation between navigational fear and speculative fear, then those who are not as conscious would have even more difficulty differentiating? [Response] Yeah, I understand. It does not make sense when you are on the outside of it. When you can see the absurdity of the fears, it does not make sense. We have had to learn to understand this because once you are out of the body and moving forward to higher planes, looking back at our students and their fears could easily bring sudden chuckles and dismissal of your fears as entirely unwarranted. But we must treat them as seriously as you do in order bring understanding, discernment, and empowerment to you. And this is also true of you among your fellow humans. Sometimes it is not pleasant, but if the possibility is there to understand the fears, and there is an opportunity to speak through those fears, then great differences can be made. However, we do understand that often this is simply not possible. Many must simply learn on their own. The same way that all of us must. We can tell you all day long how much you are loved and worthy, and you will still have to struggle to truly grasp this on your own. Next question? 1:10:44 [Question] I have a question about empathy. And it might actually need to be reserved for a full discussion on its own. But I know the idea of, like, Republican and Democrat is a modern construct that’s only a few hundred years old, but the idea of conservatism and progressivism or liberal thought, those go back I’m sure, even though what define them might have changed over centuries, eras, millennia or whatever, that that goes back. The idea of, I’m just, I only like people like me, or I only like things that are like me or make me feel good about myself versus I have this natural inclination or desire to help and embrace those around me, Human or otherwise. Is it, to me it seems like, it’s very clear that people who are progressive, Liberal, Democrat, Blue seem to be the people that have that innate ability of empathy or is that just a superficial projection that I’m placing on them? Because there are, like, die-hard, conservative, Catholic nuns who obviously have some sort of empathy if they’re out there helping, you know, the sick or, you know, children in need or whatever. Is it really that clear cut? Are progressive or liberal-minded people much more empathetic or not? It is all relative on an individual basis, but collectively as an idea your assessment is actually accurate. And while it could be said that a “strict nun” is of empathy, we would say that the difference between it being as a practice in ritual as an obligation, however much it may be chosen as an obligation, is very different from it being a part of your life on a daily basis in a way that is not based on obligation or ritual. So, while empathy may exist across the spectrum in varying degrees of concentric effect from an individual, the ideas represented by the progressive, liberal construct is representative of the older soul mentality. It is not a superficial obligation. The differences, of course, are that these constructs represent the differences in the soul ages and how the soul ages perceive the world around them. Older souls are going to be attracted towards a more inclusive, progressive perspective and Baby, Young, and Infant souls are going to be inclined towards those that protect them from threats or bring them desired results even at the expense of others. So your perception is valid. Did that address your question? [Response] Yes. We are stumbling through some of our delivery today because Troy keeps trying to listen in and it interferes with our delivery tonight. So we know that some of our sentences have rambled in directions where we lost control. We trust that each of you can make sense of our delivery. Are there further questions? 1:14:04 [Question] One last question from me. How can empathy be taught? Only through experience. Empathy is very much like Love in the sense that you can “give it” to someone, but you cannot hand it to someone. You can share it with someone, but you cannot hand it to someone. That individual must develop this from within themselves. In all cases empathy emerges from the effort to find common ground, to recognize common ground, and from the capacity to feel, to resonate emotionally with another being or person, even if from very different perspectives or positions. Life circumstances can be very different, but if two people are in pain it is the pain that can be the common ground of empathy, for example. Most individuals require a familiar face in a familiar experience to be able to spark that growth of empathy. Recognizing that others are also struggling and in pain but are distanced from them will not necessarily trigger empathy. But once there is a face that looks like your own face going through something very similar then the spark of empathy begins, and that spark of empathy does not end with a lifetime. It gets fed into the Essence in a way that Essence then builds it into the next lifetime, builds it into the next Personality. That Personality can reject it, of course, but more often than not it is difficult to do so and the Personality builds upon that empathy carried forward. Empathy takes lifetimes, in many cases, and is relative to soul age. [Response] And then I’m assuming then it grows from the face that looks like me to extend past things that don’t look like you, to other species and . . . Yes. It starts with, “you look like me and you experienced something similar to me” to “you don’t look like me but you experienced something similar to me” to “you do not look like me at all and you experienced something very different from me but we can relate” and so on from there. [Question] Is empathy then a moving-centered concept? We will say that the moving center is vital to the progression . . . but it is ultimately an emotional reality, it is an emotionally-fueled energy. [Response] It seems like all the centers would be involved. Yes. But all of your centers are involved in everything. Our response to the question was more to point out that the emotional center in its positive pole is Perception. And Perception is the capacity to bypass logic, to bypass reason, to bypass conditions, for you to be able to see another person, to be able to see another being. That is the nature of Perception: bypassing all of the obstacles that would otherwise keep you from seeing another individual. 1:20:08 [Question] But if someone has to experience empathy wouldn’t that involve experiencing it through the moving center before you can process it as an emotional experience? Each person may process it differently, but what we think you are asking is: if you have to experience it, then the physical plane and bodies must be involved, and in that regard… yes, the moving center is INVOLVED, but the gravity of empathy and its growth is in the emotional center. Because even though it starts with an experience in the physical plane and a familiar face, it still requires Perception in order to build that spark of empathy and then build upon that spark of empathy. It still requires bypassing the obstacles of logic and the obstacles of physical division. There are many who share in similar physical plane experiences and yet feel no empathy for anyone else involved. The Emotional Center and Perception is required. [Question] You said, so if empathy most often starts out with you first identifying someone or something that you’re already familiar with does that mean you have to love yourself first before you can have empathy for something or someone else? That equation is not a requirement, but it certainly helps. And it is not always the way the equation works. Sometimes the reflection that you see in another struggling is how you come back to yourself and learn to love yourself because you realize that if you can love this individual who is going through something similar to you then the empathy can build toward yourself. This may be something that some individuals do not realize but empathy is not just something that is developed toward others. It is also developed toward yourself. There are many who live without empathy for themselves. They will drag their bodies through an entire life and never feel the compassion necessary for them to feel loved and accepted and so forth. And so if this is done by understanding themselves through another, or seeing themselves reflected in another, then that is as valid a path as loving yourself, first. [private rounds of questions omitted] And with that we will head out and say good evening to each of you and good-bye.
  4. NYC Live: On Current Events July 14, 2011 Note from Janet: This session was transcribed by Elaine and Eric from a live recording. MEntity: We are here now. It will take a little bit of time for us to come through smoothly, so bear with us if we pause in awkward moments in our responses. Hello to each of you. We understand the context of our exchange with you today will be current events, and what we will do first is speak to you a bit about that context so that the parameters of discussion are more defined, as well as having some dimension added to the context. We would define current events as anything that is happening in the world on some scale that is relevant to you now. In fact, it might be more accurate to call them relevant events rather than current events, because the time frames for events that are relevant for you are not necessarily so current, and of course our perception of what is current is very different from yours. The reason current events are something worth exploring is because they often give insight into what is happening with your species and with your collective consciousness. There are a lot of things happening in the world and only a portion of those come to your awareness, and now that there are so many avenues with which you can access information and current events, it is even more telling what it is that comes through to you. You are no longer just dependent on radio stations or limited broadcasts or even word of mouth, but you can actively go out and find information. What you seek and what makes its way through to you has some bearing on your world view, and where you find yourself in relation to the rest of your species. Often, current events, or events happening in the world, are polarized in their meaning and they play out the extremes in a way that we can most simply describe as the spectrum between love and fear. So what you are drawn to usually resonates to issues that you are working on relative to your capacity to love, and issues that represent your issues relative to your fears. Usually the things that fall in-between those personalized holes doesn't make it through to you or, if it does, is dismissed. And so looking at what you are drawn to in the media — and this would include films, this will include music, this doesn't just include the news – can give you great insight into where you are in your participation with humanity, and how you find yourself represented in the world. In general, a lot of what makes the news and becomes relevant to you makes the news and becomes relevant because it plays upon the three levels of truth that we have talked about in the past. The more collective a species becomes, the more cohesive it becomes. Or, in other words, the more it matures in soul age collectively, the more it begins to examine its truths on a personal level, on a global level and on a universal level. So a great deal of what happens in the media and in the news and what you are drawn to represents your process of those three levels of truth, what it means to you personally, how you understand what it means to everyone else, and how it represents the more universal truths such as love and fear, and truth itself, and energy or beauty. So with that in mind as a foundation for looking deeper, as we look at the various subjects you might bring up we might circle back to what we just shared to give examples. And with that, we'll open the floor to questions from you about current events, and you may ask in whatever order comes from your group. [Comment] Well okay, so I would like to know if Casey Anthony killed her daughter and, if so, why? MEntity: At this point we cannot answer that question any more accurately than you can. The Intensity of such dynamics that are being played out, especially when it comes to karmic dynamics, are difficult for us to read because we do not have access to the details of an individual or a group's Karma until it is played out, until it is completed. The reason we do not have access to it is because it could incur Karma for us to provide that information for people who are in the middle of it. And therefore, not only is it not accessible in many cases, but we also refrain from exploring it to any extent that might incur Karma. We cannot incur Karma from where we are. [Question] Are any of us in the room involved in this Karmic event? MEntity: No, but that will not change our ability to access it. When a situation is unfolding that is within the process of burning or creating Karmic ribbons, our access to the details is quite limited. For your information or for those involved, this is because ... for instance, imagine that you have a karmic ribbon with another fragment who owes you, so to speak, a murder. If we were to share with you that you have a karmic ribbon with an individual who owes you a murder, the impact on your psyche could potentially be to such an extent that it generates a ribbon between us, or at least the channel and you, do you understand? [Comment] Yeah, I understood that from before when we had the issue where we obviously had Karma. MEntity: However, we can answer questions around the question of if she did or did not and we can say that this is a Karmic situation that is playing out, which is one of the reasons why it is such a fascination for the public, because it does resonate with not only the human drama in general, but those who have gone through this before in other lives. They are watching to see how others process this. It is quite interesting for most fragments to watch, to see how another group plays out such an intense drama. For the older souls, we would say that this subject has not been so interesting because you have “been there, done that.” You have murdered your children, you have accidentally killed your children, you have accidentally been killed by your parents or caretakers, and you're rather neutral about the subject. Those who are not so neutral about it, and are polarized, have probably not played out both sides of that scenario yet in terms of incarnations. We cannot say whether she killed her daughter or not, but we know that she was involved to such an extent that this appears to be a ribbon that is burning, a burning of a ribbon, as part of the dynamic that we can see. Within a short period of time — 6 months to a year — included in this dynamic is a confession that will clarify everything, because that is part of what we can see as the flip side of the original initiation of this Karma. The why of it we can answer as well, that it does not appear to have been intentional, the death itself. And that is the best we can do with the details. [Comment] Thank you. [Question] Can you comment on the unrest in China, some of what we've been seeing a lot of (protests) recently, and also in the context of the transition of the leadership, and their path towards democracy. MEntity: For quite some time that particular area of the world has been where most of the Servers have been incarnating, and things have been fairly passive in that regard. Cultures such as the United States have been lacking the incarnation of servers, which has contributed to some of the breakdown of family and the redefining of family, and this is part of what happens when a culture is shifting or emphasizing the Young Soul consciousness. The Young Soul paradigm is “I can do it myself,” and so Servers do not have a great deal of positions to be in except to be subservient. Not all Servers are interested in simply being subservient or exploited, and Young Souls can tend to do this. So Servers moved away from the United States, for instance, as it went through its Young Soul phase, and congregated in China, or at least in that general area. However, as the United States begins to mature and shift into Mature Soul consciousness, the Mature Souls then shift the paradigm from “I can do it all myself” to “Let me do it for you,” or “Let me help you.” As the empathy begins to spread, Servers find a more comfortable position again in that kind of paradigm. And so more Servers are coming back to the United States and leaving China. However, those Servers who are still in the incarnational process in China are part of the whole reason for the unrest and uprisings, because the exploited Server either falls into a passive category, and moves into being exploited, or they get, for lack of a better phrase, pissed off, and would begin to lash out and begin to pull the rug out from underneath those who previously depended upon them. Servers know more intimately and in more specific detail what it is that those around them need. It is simply built into the design of that essence. And so if the Servers are maturing in consciousness to a point where they have realized that there is a need for, say, democracy or more freedom, less exploitation, then they will work in that direction to inspire that in those around them. So this is a revolution of Servers that we see unfolding in that area. So many may see the Server role as only being of service, or of a following nature, but they are responsible for some of the major shifts in paradigm because they make up most of the population of the planet. This shift will occur. It is moving towards a Young Soul culture of intolerance towards any kind of restrictions, any kind of cap on the capacity for success, any kind of control over the desires and cravings of those who are incarnating. And so the shift is moving towards a Young Soul paradigm, and that part of the world, as far as we can see, in momentum may rise to what the United States have been for the past many years. [Question] So as a follow up question then. Is it valid to view the momentum of LGBT rights in America and recognizing the importance as part of that shift into the Mature Soul phase? MEntity: Yes. You'll see the Mature Soul paradigm begin play out, as, for instance, represented by your leader, the Priest, Barack Obama, who is a Mature Soul and is using Mature Soul tactics for progress, which requires a great deal of compromise, deliberation and consideration of all aspects and all needs. And so some who have criticized his methods or his tactics and criticized the lack of drive or force are simply seeing a different way of leading. It's going to set a standard for others as well, as the Mature Soul paradigm takes effect. Leadership will no longer be about dictatorship making choices for others, but hearing from all sides and making a choice in the best interest of the most that can possibly be accommodated. Therefore, you will see that in smaller pockets happening around the country, where, in a Mature Soul paradigm, the rights of groups become vital because the consciousness no longer allows for the division, that discrimination in the sense of prejudices. It does not fit into that awareness anymore, because if the Mature Soul rejects you there is a visceral response to that. There is a rejection of the self there is a rejection of a part of you. So to embrace differences, to embrace diversity, to embrace the rights of those around you, is a way of also becoming more whole and of nurturing your own sense of wholeness and evolution. So, yes. [Comment] There was my question. I was gonna ask about why he is so damned wishy washy and not getting anything done for the Democratic Party. MEntity: Yes, it is simply a different method of leadership. Mature Souls do not lead through force. It is through communication, often compromise. [Comment] Well, yes. He's compromised right out of a lot of things MEntity: That is the negative side of negotiation for the Mature Soul, the compromise. We're trying to find the right word for describing the other end of that spectrum, which is something along the lines of harmony. Compromise in this case would be the loss of, or at least the perceived loss of, something for the sake of a group. However, when the negotiations are more harmonious, those losses are not seen as losses. They are perceived as small prices to pay for. [Comment] But unfortunately, he is negotiating with people who are much more Baby Soul oriented, Young Soul oriented, that are demanding and ridiculous, and so … MEntity: That is a valid perception. [Comment] Why thank you. So it's like he is working with a set of rules that he is trying to apply, but since they are playing with their own special set it is like he's just getting stomped on in a lot of ways. So do you think that it will be perceived … because a lot of people are concerned that he won't win the next election. I think he will, but a lot of people think he won't because he's pissing off the left by not doing anything for them, that they want done, they voted him in for, and then the right is just whackadoodle shit. MEntity: Everything that this Priest is doing is more calculated than might be obvious to those who perceive it from a distance because the Priest in the positive pole is compassion, and that translates into empathy. That sense of empathy can be its own curse as well as its own blessing, so to speak, and so the empathy is driving this fragment to explore what is important to everyone. And that can take time, to hear everyone out and to make sure they are heard and understood. But it can also give clues as to what can be done on a larger scale that will allow for the greatest good, or the highest good, because the Priest aims for the highest good, whatever that Priest has decided is the highest good. A Mature Priest will have a hard time imposing a highest good without hearing from everyone involved. [Comment] He only gets 4 years (unclear) MEntity: That is the only obstacle: time. This is a race against time for this fragment because this fragment may find himself in a position where he has to draw lines that are extremely uncomfortable and counter to his intentions. [Question] Otherwise he won't get another 4 years to keep going and working on it? Are you saying that when it gets closer to the election he is going to have to do more things to show he has a pair? MEntity: We would not phrase it in that way. [Comment] But I would. MEntity: We would also say that that would not be from what we can see as this fragment's motivation. It would be more to get done and into place those things that matter, even if it meant not having another 4 years. So the motivation would be to do what can be done in a limited period of time. If that ends up being to the liking of those who will vote, then that may bode well for the election in his favor. And while that is a concern, of course, he would not draw the line just to prove something. It would be, from what we can see, motivated by the concern that if the line were not drawn then those things that were intended would not be done by whoever took his place. [Comment] So it sounds like he is a pivotal president because of the shift in soul age at this time. MEntity: Oh yes. [Question] So he is thinking more about laying groundwork for much farther in the future than just his presidency? MEntity: We would agree with that. For instance, going back to the rights of homosexuals and transgender and so forth, the methods that are being allowed to unfold on their own are securing rights in a way that would be much more difficult to remove if someone would choose to do so in the future. There were options along the way that could have imposed or enforced rights, but the encouragement for the population to choose those is a much more effective means of securing them than to enforce them or to impose them. [Comment] I see what you are saying. MEntity: Yes. [Question] Along maybe a similar line, we're supposed to be shifting into a Mature Soul paradigm in the United States, but it is funny hearing it sometimes because in politics it's gotten so much more partisan. And also, when we look at just the pop culture, the pop culture feels like it has degraded over the time. We used to have movie stars and cinema, and now we focus on Jersey Shore and Paris Hilton. It feels like the culture is becoming more materialistic and more simplistic. And again, with the political spectrum, it feels like it is becoming more self-centered. And I understand that part of that may be the more access to information, so I would be curious to hear how much that is affecting it, but also, how do we reconcile that in terms of understanding that we are shifting into a Mature Soul paradigm? MEntity: Every transition is going to have, especially a major transition, will have two dynamics at play. One will be the reaction to that shift and the attempts to stop it, and so that is being played out in politics. The amplification of the Baby and Young Souls who do not want things to change are obviously going to be contrasted more obviously against the change that is coming inevitably. And we say inevitably, not because it is something fated or destined, but because evolution is difficult to stop. Momentum is difficult to stop, and once you learn or mature you can't unmature. You can't unlearn. You can't lose that compassion and that empathy that is gained. And that spreads. So the contrast is the one element or the one dynamic that is being played out. The other is that, in a transition, one of the ways the transition can take root is by using the very familiar world from which the transition is coming. So as your media, or your entertainment, moves towards more “reality TV,” it is stripping away the glamour that was the Young Soul paradigm portrayed in movie stars and the romanticizing of those movie stars — stripping away the entire Young Soul glamour – and moving towards reality: more intimate, more accessible, more personal, which is the Mature Soul paradigm. But in order to introduce that, or to make it acceptable, it is being pulled in and focusing on the Young Soul characters willing to play that. And so while the paradigm is shifting towards more intimate, more real, less glamorized, less protected, less private, it is still being played out with Young Soul values. Do you understand what we are saying? [Comment] Yes. MEntity: And so while it may look like what's being emphasized is the Young Soul paradigm, it is being emphasized through a new lens which is the broader paradigm that will eventually find new characters. For instance, politics itself is a breeding ground and a meeting ground for Baby and Young Souls. Mature and Old Souls have no interest in politics, because it is dominated by Baby and Young Souls. However, as more examples show up in politics to show how that context can be played out in a different way, it will draw in more Mature Souls who are willing to realize that, “oh it doesn't have to be played by those old rules anymore, it can be played by new rules.” And so you will see more and more Mature and Old Souls showing up in politics. The same with your media or entertainment. While the emphasis now is seeming to be, in a lot of ways, ludicrous, obnoxious Young Soul behavior, that will grow tiresome for a while. But, it will have gotten on board the Young and Mature so that, when it shifts in focus, they will be watching. [Comment] Crafty. [Comment] Interesting. MEntity: It is also just a natural progression in a Mature Soul culture. The concept of privacy begins to degrade. In a Young Soul world, privacy is extremely valuable and extremely protected and fought for. In a Mature Soul, and especially in an Old Soul world, privacy isn't of a concern at all, because the concept of privacy falls away when there is no more shame, no more concepts of judgement, no more division based on differences, no more exploitation based on individual values. There will always need to be some measures of practical protection when it comes to individuals and your participation in the world. But the emphasis on privacy starts to fall away. So reality TV, or all of the contrived versions of reality, are still playing out that idea that all of you are being watched, all of you are willingly exposing yourselves in such things as social media. This is another step in the direction of the Mature Soul paradigm [Comment] He says as the camera is on him. [Comment] That's interesting if you think about Facebook and tweeting in that kind of context. That's a breaking down of privacy MEntity: Yes. And once again, a Mature Soul concept for instilling something is to have those participating voluntarily bring that into permanence. So such media as Twitter, Facebook, social media in general where the world is participating and willingly doing so, willingly revealing from the most meaningful to the most minutia of their lives … the concept of privacy begins to fall away and it was done so willingly. [Question] My question concerns the US food supply and what is being done to it: pumping the meat full of antibiotics, and genetically modified foods. If it is making humans more sick, and if the government is behind this deliberately, and if they're possibly in cahoots with the big Pharma companies, to get them sick and then sell them their drugs. [Comment] I think they are in cahoots MEntity: And that would reveal something about your participation and place in humanity. We do not see such a sinister element involved in that cycle. But, there is a phrase, or a cliché, that is something like, “the road to hell is paved by the best intentions,” and that would be one of the ways to describe some of what has come up as a cycle in your food industry. Genetic modifications, hormones, antibiotics, all of these had good intentions to some extent to make things more or less perishable, to make them easier to transport, to make them grow where they wouldn't normally grow. This is good. That is something that is seen as helping. However, there are long term effects that do take a toll when those things are ingested over time. What we've seen in parallel versions of the food industry, or in other planetary systems where food issues exist, is that these were short term solutions and, in the context of things, it would be in this case as well. It doesn't work for very long that these things are injected into or modified, but they do help in certain parts of the world during certain periods of time. Having that as a backup is something important for every sentient species to have at their disposal. But, to rely upon it becomes a problem and does begin to undermine the health systems of those participating over time. One of the shifts that we see occurring over a period of time is the return to small local farming and an emphasis on the importance of that, so that what can be grown in certain areas is then locally provided as much as possible. The abundance of what can be grown locally is much more than what is being speculated. At this time, the only reason why it is not sometimes seen as viable is because of the profit that can be made on lands in different ways, and the fight for who gets control of those lands. But once it becomes realized across the board that every city or every localized area must have its own food source to the capacity that it can, there will probably be, in least in these other versions we've seen, designated areas for that to be provided. So, in answer to your question, no, we do not see that this is a conspiracy. However, it is a perpetuated good intention that is not of benefit in the long run and will probably … anything that goes in that direction eventually collapses, and we see that it is on its way out. It will peak and then be stored as a possibility for certain contexts, but not something relied upon. At this point, each of you have the options of what to purchase for your food intake. The more your choices move towards the local and truly organic and so forth, the more that helps to instill it as a part of the paradigm. [Comment] Farmer's market here we come. [Question] My question is more about our relationship to nature and the planet. And it grows from all of the current events surrounding the Japan earthquake that created alarm about the nuclear reactor and the possibility of nuclear waste going into the air and the atmosphere, into the ocean, back into the earth and into the ground. And more recently here, with the Exxon Oil spill in the Yellowstone River up north, and how that is not being maintained and controlled, to, from a political standpoint or an industrial standpoint, an overproduction of things such as oil rigs and the whole oil and gas industry. It's globally saturating our planet and is exhausting our fuel supplies, and, to a certain extent, all of this kind of planet harvesting is affecting the climate. And I am not gonna say that things like global warming and the shifts in climate are completely man made events, because I know that weather patterns and climate patterns are a thing a planet goes through cycles of, millennial cycles. But, I think we are expediting or accelerating some of these cycles. So, I guess I have two questions. The first question is: I know there is a debate as to whether or not other technologically advanced societies or civilizations have been here, and for whatever reasons they died out or left or whatever. I want to know, have any of them or did any of them experience similar situations — a sort of rape of the natural world — and how did they deal with those issues as they surfaced in their civilizations? The second part to my question is: is it inevitable; is it inherent in a society's evolution? As you become more industrialized and more technologically advanced, does that have to pair with the destruction of the planet? Can you evolve without actually having to take away all of your planet's resources? MEntity: Yes. Otherwise species would not be able to finish their cycles. But, it is also not particularly uncommon to exhaust resources and have to move to another planet. That is something that some species end up having as an effect on their native environment. To try to answer your questions in order, ask them again one at a time. [Question] The first one was: if there were other civilizations in earth's history, did they also encounter circumstances of using up earth's resources too quickly or harming more than helping as they evolved? MEntity: Yes. The — what some have deemed mythological — civilization of Atlantis is a fairly recent example of what can happen when resources are exploited to an extent that they become taken for granted, or misunderstood, or misdirected. That was a pocket of Young Soul dominated culture. We realize that some romanticize it as an advanced civilization, but technological advancements are not necessarily parallel to maturity. That group of Young Souls found themselves in a position where their primary resource, which we will just refer to as power because we do not know if we have a term to describe it — it could be understood as parallel to nuclear power — found themselves in a position that literally destroyed everything. So it has happened before. A great deal of those who perished at that time are responsible for the development of the United States as a country. As part of the cyclical group karma — which is a valid concept as well; Karma can be created and generated in groups and then rebalanced in groups — they are finding themselves in positions to see examples of other disasters in the world based on the loss of control over power, or the taking for granted of the power, or the misuse of it. At least at this point, we are seeing the United States as at least establishing a momentum towards alternatives ahead of other countries as a way of “saving” or “revitalizing” the country instead of losing it, as happened in Atlantis. So it has happened before. And yes, the more a society is focused on subtle energies as a resource – or an implosive type of energy resource versus a combustible or explosive energy — as long as one or the other is emphasized as a primary source of power, it will almost always lead to some form of collapse or destruction. What hasn't been done in your species yet is the combination of the two to an extent that brings that balance as required that you would recognize as being in harmony with nature. So as more credibility is given to such advanced concepts, which were provided by such fragments as Tesla in the past, and experimented on again without the restrictions of Young Soul values, and freeing up energy to be much more available to those participating in it, then the balance may come and your species would stabilize a great deal in terms of its resources and the sharing of those. We do not know if we've completely answered your question. So we'll ask you to ask the questions again or to — [Comment] Well, you sort of answered my second question first when I was asking: in order to advance technologically or industrially, does a society have to basically use up or misuse natural resources? And I think you said no that's not the case. [Question] So, if there are species who had to leave their home planet in search for another one, can they still be Old-Souled? Were they just not very intelligent or practical, if they had to leave one planet to seek refuge on another, or can even the older souls make that mistake and have to suffer the consequences of it? MEntity: By the time a species has moved to an Old Soul paradigm, there is usually a great shift in emphasis of what is important for the day to day life, and no longer are such power resources necessary. So you would find, on planets where the population is primarily Old Soul, very humble dwellings, going back to very simple resources, living off the land, or living in an environment that has already mastered the balance between the types of resources that are available: the implosive and explosive. And so it is very rare that an Old Soul-dominated culture is in any position to have to leave. By then it has learned how to live. However, in a species such as yours that is primarily shifting from Young Soul to Mature, if something were to happen to affect your world, you would, of course, be a part of that as an Old Soul. That is where the importance of parallel universes comes to hand, because for instance, in the 1980's, there was nuclear war in one of your parallels. All of the fragments who were involved in that nuclear holocaust are tied to that parallel and working on rebuilding the planet in that version of reality. However, those of you who were in that reality who perished because of the wars that broke out simply do not return to that, but find a different version of reality to continue on. And so, even if the Young Souls “screw things up,” or the Baby Souls push and push until there is no more room for anyone to be free to be themselves, the older souls will find other versions of reality to continue their explorations. So in answer to your question, or to simplify, Old Soul cultures would not, or we have not seen them, be in that position where they would have to leave a planet. [Question] There is a question from Geraldine. She is asking about the concept of peak oil, which is defined as the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. She is asking if it is real and if it has already occurred. MEntity: Based on available or found resources, and the technology available to access those, yes that is a valid concept. However, that can shift if the technology shifts and if the means for extracting it, or the locations for extracting it, are found. So it is not a static concept, but it is a valid one within certain definitions or in certain context, and at this point, yes, there would be a decline after reaching a certain peak. However, as we said before, any time the emphasis is on one or the other resources for power, that peak will be reached and collapse. This would be an example of it. And though that peak can be extended or altered over a period of time, it is certainly not infinite. In this case, just the idea of peak oil is helping to prompt alternatives to come forth before reaching collapse, and this is one of the dynamics in place that are helping the fragments involved from Atlantis to find solutions before “too late.” Did this answer your question? [Question] I guess it did. To expand on that a little bit, I am curious about the concept of fracking: how they have been pushing to allow fracking in upstate NY. They've been trying to buy out landowners to allow them to drill for oil and gas; there's supposedly a great supply up there. So the backlash against it is because it's obviously very harmful to the environment. [Comment] And the concern is that, there are a lot of natural aquifers and water storage underground, and as they frack, the oil and gas then penetrates the water supply which then makes its way to our populations. [Question] Just the damage to the earth the (unclear) that they are doing up there just seems wrong, I think. MEntity: We do not use such terminology as “wrong” or “bad,” but we will say that it certainly is a detrimental impact and one that can only be stopped by the gathering of Mature Soul consciousness to take that on. You will find scenarios like this popping up in certain contexts where the power of Mature Soul consciousness or Mature Souls coming together can make a difference. We don't see this practice that you're describing … we see that it will be rather short-lived, because the impact is so obvious and so unwanted that the alternative is better. The alternative of running out of all of that is better than losing everything. Rather, the alternative of running out of those fuels is better than losing more vital fuels such as water and land. So that choice will be supported by the Mature Souls more than likely and taken on and righted. We say righted only in the sense that it will be put into the Mature Soul context where more is considered than just taking. Of course, that is not a prediction, it is only what we see as a natural momentum that would come up. [Question] We've all been talking recently or for a while about how poorly education is just, I mean, it's just going down into like ridiculous. Sometimes I think, “am I just a bitchy old granny, or is it really that people just don't know shit anymore?” I mean, it's just been so (unclear) to speak and then I'm thinking, “well maybe language is just evolving in a way I don't like,” you know? So, I mean, sometimes I do think is it … not is it “just me,” but is it that I am not evolving the way it is, or is it something that maybe will be corrected someway, like we'll go back to kids actually learning stuff and knowing things and not just how to push a button with their finger, or touch a screen. MEntity: Keep in mind as we talk to you about these subjects you're questioning where your perception of it is and your interpretation of it, so that you can gain insight into how you feel about your part in humanity regardless of what our response will be. [Comment] Yeah, I've established my crabby granny status. MEntity: In any transitional period of time, the concept of education is going to change. What has been in place for a long time as far as the methods for teaching, the methods for learning, and what symbolized knowing, or what symbolized being intelligent, is itself in a process of changing. In that transition, there are going to be some generations that are affected. [Comment] That's such a polite way of putting it. MEntity: However, the transition is simply adjusting to what's important, what is defined as important for a culture and defined by what is necessary. A great deal of what used to be necessary to carry around with you in your brain is no longer necessary to carry around because it can be carried around in a device. This is not to the detriment of the brain, or to the detriment of intelligence. It is simply a different way of accessing the same information. [Comment] But your phone goes dead. Your brain doesn't turn off. MEntity: Yes. However, a great deal of what is necessary to know, if your device were to go dead, would still be accessible, because what you need to know, you learn, and what you need to know is relative to your environment. [Question] Can't one argue, though, that part is not just about filling your brain with data, with information – i.e., equal knowledge – but the process is just as important? So if people are no longer learning about, or synthesizing, or drawing conclusions, or absorbing information in a way that they can convey it back out in their own terms … if they're no longer doing that because they have devices that can store information, or they have internet pages where they can go to access information, isn't there something still being lost? Isn't there an exercise there that still takes you to a higher level that's no longer being used? MEntity: The cycle that's happening right now is the shift from an emphasis of what we would refer to as the “century of debt” in the past — and we will elaborate on this at another time, but you just ended a century of debt as a platform for the world — moving into a platform that we would describe as a “century of choice.” We're speaking of arcs of experiences or themes that are a part of your species, your entire collective consciousness. So the movement is going away from debt, or even a debt-based economy, and shifting toward a resource-based economy, resource-based world, which will take some time to implement. But also, there are two things that have been a detriment, or a source of detriment, to a great deal of the population of humans as the shift into the new century has happened, and they are population and information. These two forces are probably the most detrimental forces working against humans. There is not enough, or at least not the means to provide enough, for everyone, and information flow is of such a constant that the capacity to process it is being lost. So your perception is valid. However, it ties into the evolution of humans where choice is becoming the important factor to consider. So while there is a wall or a wave of sources of information coming into a person's life, they will need to pick and choose and learn how to discern from that ocean of information. Right now you are still at the beginning stages of having that kind of access, so there are not a lot of models for how to do that. For those of you who came from a period that the discernment was already in place for you, where you were taught certain categories, you developed a brain function that allows you to do so even now to some extent. You're able to compartmentalize, focus, and choose what is important to you from the wave of information and let the rest of it go. You do not have to consume it all, and therefore what you are taking in often becomes integrated over those raised within the past twenty years or so, who may have some difficulty with that, because the world became available and there were no compartments or categories or methods for organizing that information taught. Even if it was being taught in one area of the life, as soon as those children were outside of the context of that order, it was available immediately as a wall of information again, or a wall of exposure. And so it ties into the evolution of humans and the consciousness of humans to take responsibility for choices that are being made. Again, this ties into the Mature Soul consciousness in that choices become important to consider in terms of their impact on others and their impact on yourself, not just whether they are convenient. So on the one hand, these are detriments to humans, but it is also the playground for experiences that will be one of the only ways that humans will grow up and take responsibility for choices. [Comment] How joyous that we get to be here for the beginning. And all the morons going crazy, going “Weeee! We can do whatever we want!” MEntity: There is more truth to what you say than you realize. The population growth at this time is of such a magnitude because most essences wanted to see how this shift was going to go down. [Question] Does it look like we're going from debt-based to resource-based right now? MEntity: Not yet, but the seeds are planted. In almost all probabilities that we can see, in order for the species to continue here, at least, the emphasis for a resource-based economy has to be worked out. [Question] What would that look like? MEntity: We do not know if we can describe it in a way that can convey it accurately. But, in the world where the economy — and we say that rather symbolically — is built up around a resource-based paradigm, the willingness to cooperate and contribute is amplified by profound leaps. In a resource-based economy, the natural resources — not only of the land, not only of the continents, not only of the world — are tapped into in a way that accommodates that resource rather than simply imposes on it or takes. Individuals also begin to develop that enthusiasm so that what you are good at you give, rather than just plugging yourself into a cog or a machine that makes your society run. You help to create or contribute in a way that expands on what society means and what your culture is evolving. Materials, power, and food is all distributed based on availability, rather than debt, which is based on who can afford it. [Question] So it's more like Star Trek? MEntity: Yes. [Question] Is there a way that we can make that transition without war, because, when you say that, I can just imagine this social upheaval and the blood that will be spilled In the process. Is it possible to transition in a peaceful way? MEntity: Oh yes. It's possible. It's always possible, but it depends on the education of the masses. [Comment] Oh that's going to be a problem. [Comment] Oh dear god. [Comment] It's going to be a while. We're a long way away from that. MEntity: If more Mature Souls move into positions of authority, then the Young and Baby souls who are around, who may object to it, naturally find themselves listening to those in authority. And the more Mature Souls who are in authority, the less conflict there is in authorities, and therefore they will align themselves quite naturally to whatever the authorities are saying is in their best interest. However, in this transition you are seeing more of quite a few Baby and Young Souls in positions of authority saying what the world needs and what's important. That has been in place for so long that there is an alignment with that that will be difficult to break, but not impossible. So we would think that, if there were a smooth transition, it would probably be another 50 to 100 years before anything were obviously established in that regard. However, because there is so much resistance there will probably be a reality, or version of reality, where a form of collapse occurs of civilization to an extent that the rebuilding is where the resource-based comes up from those who then can move to positions to make it happen. In that case, it would be approximately 20 to 50 years. [Question] In terms of organically growing practice, how do you avoid situations where organic farming increases the possibility of food contamination, such as the various strains of E. Coli? MEntity: One thing that we cannot do is tell you how to protect yourselves from every possible scenario of scathing that happens while being physical. So while there will be risks involved with such practices as organic food choices, they will make their way to you in no different a way than a car accident would, and in no different way than illness would, in the sense that you will still be creating your reality through your choices, through your own effects on your immune system, through your capacity to be alert and so forth. So we cannot say what will protect you from E. Coli or other threats in organic foods other than any practices of hygiene that could be in place to help prevent this, such as washing these food resources. But, those types of threats will still be there simply because the physical plane includes, as a part of the game, so to speak, the possibilities of scathing, which we use as a term to describe any kind of physical harm or emotional harm. [Question] Geneticists are getting exciting and yet dangerously close to recreating dinosaurs. Is this something that will actually come to fruition? MEntity: We've seen it, yes. It’s already been done in some versions of your timelines. The implications of it extend quite far into a great deal of medical or physical/biological benefit. When this is accomplished in those versions of reality, the emphasis moves towards the benefit, or at least those have moved toward the benefit of that capacity. However, there is, of course, the novelty aspect of it that helps to generate the funds for the more beneficial part in some instances. This is a good example of how your media, especially in terms of films or even books, plays out scenarios for humanity that actually have happened or potentially could happen. The film Jurassic Park comes from a fragment who is rather adept at peeking in among other parallels and seeing what could happen and drawing fiction from that, because there is a parallel where that similar type of amusement park occurred. [Question] What are the benefits of having dinosaurs? MEntity: We did not say there would be benefits to having dinosaurs. [Comment] They said that the medical or genetic process by which we can recreate dinosaurs would yield to us some sort of advancements or research benefits. [Comment] Oh! I was confused, I'm sorry. [Comment] Discoveries will happen along that path. [Comment] But, because billionaires want their pet dinosaurs, they'll throw billions at the program that will develop the benefits. [Comment] That part I got, I was just thinking: what was the benefit part? MEntity: There are some parallels you wouldn't necessarily recognize, if you were to leap into them as being familiar versions of earth. In the parallels where this has occurred, the incarnational process has moved from requiring birth, and the physical growing up part to be involved has shifted to some degree to simply choosing a body, because fully grown bodies will be.... [Comment] That's like from the Twilight Zone MEntity: Another fragment who can explore the various parallel options. [Question] So they would choose just fully grown cloned bodies? MEntity: Yes. The birthing process would simply be a matter of waking up in the body. Of course, regardless of how a fragment is birthed into a body, whether it be a fully grown body that has been cloned or genetically grown, there is still almost always a seven-year adjustment period that the fragment, or the essence, or the consciousness must go through in adjusting. Even in your current parallel, your current world, across all parallels, the capacity to walk into a body is rare, but still a choice that is made so that, if you are done with your body, the body doesn't have to die with your leaving the body, but another essence can step in. These are referred to as walk-ins, and the walk-ins still take seven years to adjust to being in that new body. [Comment] My friend Ryan was a walk in. And he doesn't remember most of anything of his childhood, like during seven years a big chunk of his childhood (unclear) [Comment] Was he in a coma then or just one day he woke up as a different person? [Comment] He had gotten sick as a child. MEntity: Yes. The walk-in process requires the body to go into some sort of altered state for that to occur, so that's usually in a traumatic experience, illness, coma, and so forth. But our point is that there is still a growing up process that must be experienced; it's just different. [Question] So dinosaurs won't necessarily be a bad thing? MEntity: No. It is only a novelty that these might seem such a strange possibility. But even in this parallel, you live with creatures on the planet that you will never come in contact with or be affected by. And so it is in those parallels where these have been capable of being generated or built. Many only see word of, or rather media coverage of, these rather than ever come in contact of them. We don't see any instances where there are rampages or takeovers. [Comment] No Planet of the Apes. MEntity: And quite short lived as well. As with many dangerous directions that humans take, once it's established that it can be done, it is often not returned to. [Comment] Is that why they don't cure any diseases? “Oh we could, but nah.” [Question] Can you specify how it is a danger to humanity that once we discover a process we don't return to it? MEntity: No. What we were trying to convey is that sometimes some of the more dangerous directions that are chosen, such as atom bombs or the regeneration of dinosaurs, are established as having been accomplished, and in that establishment there is no need to return to it as a resource or as a constant. It is much like a child who has been told that the stove is hot. The child will still want to touch that stove until it's proven that it's hot, and once it's burned realizes “Oh, I don't have to touch that to know that it's hot.” So does the human species, or any sentient species, often do something dangerous and destructive and then say “Oh, we don't have to do that again.” Do you understand? [Comment] Yes MEntity: So it is not dangerous in itself to go in that direction, or dangerous not to. We were describing the fact that those things deemed dangerous are often not returned to. And so the creation of dinosaurs is a short-lived experiment that proved it can be done and then is focused in a direction that is more beneficial and less about novelty. We will wrap things up then here with a round of one personal question apiece, and we will see if we can get responses for you. You may begin. Personal Questions Excluded
  5. Michael Speaks 071110 Current Events and Reality MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We will first speak to the question of "current events" as they may be relevant to fragments who are not directly involved, often aware of such events only through public media. Some media/current events stand out strongly to you, and some are missed completely, while others may come to your attention to generate no strong sense at all beyond a prompt for consideration. What we have to say today in response to this subject could go under a general subject heading that might be called "how reality works," as reality is quite subjective, quite relative, and rarely without interpretation. There IS a "reality" that is independent from your observations and interpretations, but it is rare that any experience of reality is completely free from the personal filters that "create reality" from those experiences. When we speak of "parallel realities," we often speak in terms that are scientific and related to quantum physics, but there are times that we speak of "parallel realities" in the sense that one group's or one person's reality is quite different from another group's or another person's, yet all exist intermingling within the same space. This is often the case among groups or among people who are, each, invested in a conclusive interpretation of reality that is not truly open to any other interpretation. In that regard, one can be acquainted with someone who is almost literally "from another reality." The older the soul becomes, the more inclusive and flexible the interpretive sphere of reality becomes. However, that flexibility of reality can become a rather ironic, painful, and isolating experience for those who do not "create a reality" with anyone, but allows room for the reality of many others' interpretations. This can begin to feel as if one is living behind a one-way mirror, always seeing others’ realities, but no one ever truly seeing one’s own. It begins to feel as if you are never truly seen, but merely a prop or reflection within the reality of someone else. That is simply the nature of reality, so to speak, for the older soul as a minority among younger soul ages. In that respect, it is near-vital for the older soul to find other older souls with whom reality can be shared, not so much for the validation of one's reality, but for the value of experience in being SEEN, HEARD, TOUCHED, etc. Fragments are drawn to each other to share reality either for the sake of Recruitment, or for the sake of Intimacy. It could be said then that, in this context, Recruitment is the Negative Pole of Resonance, while Intimacy is the Positive Pole. And to this end, "current events" are filtered as a form of Recruitment or as a form of Intimacy, as well. Your news, media, politics, and "reality" in general around you either serves as Recruitment for securing your Conclusive Reality, or for generating Intimacy within your Potential Reality. Recruitment emphasizes quantity and numbers of others for securing what one has deemed "true," while Intimacy emphasizes quality and exchange for exploring what one has deemed possible. Recruitment proselytizes; Intimacy shares. Recruitment has no room for questions, exploration, challenge, or possibility, while Intimacy generates space for questions, exploration, challenges, and possibilities. Understanding this, one can begin to observe oneself in how one interprets the news: Do you gravitate toward news that anchors your prejudices about reality, or do you gravitate toward news that challenges your prejudices? Keep in mind that "bad news" does not mean that it is anchoring or recruiting; often one gravitates toward "bad news" precisely because it challenges the prejudices that reality should only provide "good news," be positive, and uplifting. The manifested older souls gravitate toward "bad news," or exasperating, depressing, upsetting news because it helps the older soul to sustain a sense of spectrum about the universe. The manifested older soul knows that reality is a spectrum, not a slice. This older soul has embraced his Mature nature and knows that life can be dramatic, ugly, dangerous, upsetting, and sad. The older soul that avoids "bad news" as a means to sustain a sense that reality is wondrous, beautiful, and full of possibility is a disconnected or fragmented old soul, nurturing a rather fragile reality that can often be shattered with a mere few words that contradict his or her strain to uphold a slice of reality. This older soul has crippled himself or herself. This is the monk who has determined that “city life” is violating, dangerous, and overwhelming because he has spent his years upholding a contrived version of the world in isolation on a mountaintop. This is the addict who requires a constant stream of false stimulation to keep up the good feeling that is lost without that stimulation. This is the new age student with good intentions who manipulates information, observations, and resources as a means to escape into, and sustain, a more fantastical version of the world. The older soul who can accept that “bad news” and ugliness are only part of the spectrum, and that “good news” and beauty are only part of the spectrum, and that there is a lot of life in between that, is the older soul who has moved toward wholeness. To emphasize one extreme or the other is Recruitment. Keep in mind that any move to a Positive Pole is only done by "entering" through the Negative Pole, so that even as one moves toward Intimacy, it will require some amount of Recruitment. And that is why we do not see one Pole as being "better than" another in any part of our system, but more a description of a process, a spectrum, a circle, a sphere. For example, when one has felt the isolation inherent in being a minority Soul Age, it may take Recruitment to establish a common ground that can then lead to the expansion, questions, and exploration that is Intimacy. We clarify this move from negative to positive so that you do not presume that if you recognize Recruitment in your gravitation toward people or the news, that you are "bad," or doing something "wrong." You are simply nearer to that point in your progress and experience of Resonance. Recruitment often helps one to discover if there is a valid common ground at all. However, to remain in Recruitment as a foundation for your reality and relationships is to nurture delusion, fragility, and in some extreme cases a move into fundamentalism, and into psychological disturbances that include such diagnoses as sociopath and schizophrenic. To wrap up our initial responses to this subject, we will say that if the older soul finds he or she is more depressed, overwhelmed, and upset by what is reported by the media as news and current events, then that older soul would simply want to balance that out with an active interest in other news that portrays the more dominant news on the planet, which is "good" or "neutral." As we respond to your specific questions, we may be able to help elaborate upon how certain events trigger more responses within one’s self than other certain events. We will also seek to shed insight upon some of the current events that you may ask about that are perplexing, so that one can see how events can "mean" very different things within different contexts. [Question] South Africa has, at least for my whole life, been a country in the midst of constant fear and political upheaval. As we are a country of people with such vastly different socio-economic, educational and cultural back grounds, it often feels like there will forever be strife, disharmony and fear. The 2010 World Cup has been a break from this though. In the last month we have experienced the most profound Inspiration, Joy, Unity and Patriotism. It was the first time in my memory I felt like we where unified, and there was hope for a more tranquil life. Even the crime stats were down during this period. Was this just a fleeting thing, or should this be seen as an example of what is possible? Or just a reminder of what we may never permanently achieve? I honestly wish that the whole world could have experienced this Group Consciousness. [MEntity] We would say that this example is one that exemplifies Recruitment over Intimacy. Keep in mind that Intimacy is only gained after Recruitment, but Recruitment is fragile, a distraction, and often short-lived or in need of great defense. For this event to move from Recruitment to Intimacy, it would require that the passion remain beyond the illusion of bonds generated by representation in a sports team. The demographic of South Africa is quite Moving Center-centric, if you will, so it is not surprising that one way toward Intimacy might be through the Physical symbolism of a sports game or team. In our perspective, this is fairly important to keep in mind because a Moving-Centered demographic can just as easily "bond" through war, genocide, and other physical plane tragedies that then act as reasons for unity. The fact that a sports event is preferred is something one might call a “good sign.” With that in mind, we can say that this Young Soul culture's sense of unity as generated from a game is indicative of a maturing population that would rather bond over playful competitiveness than over painful competitiveness; bond over games, instead of wars. [Question] Is moving-centered common to a particular soul-aged culture? [MEntity] Centering tends to become a trend, but is never a static state. Centering can tend to become a genetic inclination, a cultural inclination, and a soul age inclination that has collective momentum, but is not static. Centering as related to a Soul Age, Genetics, Ethnicity, Culture, demographic, etc is quite dependent on what is happening in the world at the time. For instance, Young Souls TEND to prefer Moving Center AT THIS POINT, but have not always leaned in that direction. A more elaborate example: "Black" culture and genetics, in general (and relevant to South Africa) are inclined toward the Moving Center, AT THIS TIME, but have only moved toward that inclination since the late 1960s after a long period of time when Mature Souls with Emotional Centering chose that ethnicity, culture, and genetics for exploration. Once the Mature Souls with Emotional Centering moved into civil riots that paved the way for civil rights and freedom in The United States, this generated a new wave of interest from fragments who found the emphasis on the Moving Center for the bodies went well with this new territory of freedom for exploration, thus attracting a large numbers of Young Souls who now find this still-developing freedom to be exciting to burst through. When we say "genetics" in this case, by the way, we are speaking of trends that become associated with certain cultures, ethnicities, and skin colors, but are not specifically linked in any biologically-consistent way. Some Centering inclinations do eventually become genetically-linked, such as the emphasis of strength on Intellect often having to be drawn from a pool of genetics that include poor eyesight. This tendency can be seen in Eastern Asian cultures and genetics. [Question] What more can one "DO" in the world to help – i.e., an Older Soul in Observation - how do you make a difference? [MEntity] If your question is in relation to the potential presented by the unity over the sports game in South Africa, one can only do so much if one is not a part of that particular geography and culture. What one can "do" from afar is to remain educated about the politics and potential of that area, and then to find or create a means of communication and interaction with those who are involved in that area. This communication and interaction can then provide anything from a source of support to a source of inspiration to a source of tangible help. Beyond finding a way to actually be a part of the dynamic of that culture, however remotely, one can most often only choose to trust. In choosing to trust, one has given some amount of recognition to the Essences involved in certain troubled areas, allowing for those Essences to experience and learn whatever it is they seek to learn and experience. This response from us is not an encouragement for ignoring or dismissing the plight of a demographic that is “out of sight, out of mind,” but to help encourage a capacity to differentiate between when one can do something vs when one cannot. Trust is a form of Doing, so there is always something one can DO, but Trust is also a form of Being, and Having, so all fragments can participate in Trust. Trusting a population over which you have no control, particularly when that population has no direct bearing on your daily life, is a form of Essence Recognition, and Essence Recognition is the only true form of evolution available to any fragment extant. Evolution of any one fragment is an evolution of your species' collective consciousness, and then this potential evolution becomes available to any population. [Question] From what was said in the opening remarks, I can see how it might be difficult for the skeptic or cynic to see the "good news" of their reality, whereas it is more difficult for the idealist to see the "bad news" of their reality. Sliding from an idealist point of view, I've begun to slide towards cynicism when learning and analyzing the current events of the world, as well as seeing the directions that vectors of current events may lead in the coming decades, namely new wars, famines, and a great deal of hardship for many. I suppose it could be said just another century on Planet Earth. [MEntity] It is true that certain Attitudes may be inclined toward "good" over "bad" news, or vice versa, but this would only be true from the Negative Poles of the Attitude. Though done in different ways, from the Negative Poles the Exalted Attitudes will tend to deny the "bad news" of reality, whereas the Ordinal Attitudes will tend to deny the "good news" of reality. It is not that these ends of the spectrum of news or life are "difficult" for the Attitudes to see, but that it is easier not to see them. What we mean is that the Exalted Attitudes "enter" reality through negative poles that tend to emphasize a lack of details, hence things are more beautiful, naturally. The Ordinal Attitudes tend to "enter" reality through negative poles that emphasize details, hence things are a bit "uglier" or pixelated, if you will. Again, we remind you that for one to move to the Positive, one must enter through the Negative, so these inclinations are “natural.” This is why we say that is it "easier," not because it is difficult to move beyond the negative, but that it takes effort. It takes no effort to rest in a Negative Pole. The Negative Pole is the starting gate. For the Exalted Attitudes to become whole in perspective, they must often experience SHOCK to move beyond the Negative Pole. For the Ordinal Attitudes to become whole in perspective, they must often experience SURPRISE to move beyond the Negative Pole. [Question] Somehow I get a feeling the world is in for a dose of both shock and surprise. How would you differentiate between the two, in this sense? [MEntity] We realize those terms may sound similar, but they are not: Shock is like a wall that halts one's perspective, whereas Surprise is like an invitation to go beyond the wall. The Ordinal Attitudes are not easily Shocked, but are quite intrigued by Surprise. The Exalted Attitudes are not easily Surprised, but can destroy walls of isolating, insular, or delusional perspective when Shocked. [Question] and the Neutral Attitude of Pragmatism? [MEntity] As usual, the Assimilative Attitude/Overleaf would tend toward whichever is more relevant to the experience. In other words, in the context of Relationships, a Pragmatist may require Shock, whereas in the context of Career, a Pragmatist may require Surprise. [QUESTION] How might we try to find peace and compassion with ourselves, our peers, and the world, rather than focusing on fear and despair, even when it feels like the world either is, or is about to, burn around us? [MEntity] We will say that the key to wholeness for the older soul in terms of interpretation, perspective, and possibility is to always ask WHAT IS THE TRUTH. Speculation IS NOT the truth, on any Level. If it is NOT the truth, then fear, panic, defense are completely useless and unwarranted. So while one might speculate that the current events may indicate leading toward disastrous futures, it is important to realize that this is SPECULATION, and that your center of power is only Now, which is not just a concept, but a point in time and space that is precise. That precise point of Now allows one to emphasize making the choices, actions, and feelings that can help steer reality in directions one prefers. [Question] Isn't truth relative to the perspective of the person who sees something as their truth? In which case, searching for truth is like searching for a moving and constantly changing target? [MEntity] That is why we said that speculation is never the truth on any level. Speculation is Speculation. Reality and truth are what you choose for it to be. However, what is true for you must be explored in terms of what is valid personally, globally, and/or universally for it to be a whole truth. For instance: it may be a Personal Truth that you are concerned about the future of the planet based on what you see occurring around you. The TRUTH is that you are concerned, the rest is interpretation; speculation. The future of the planet is not involved in any way beyond the speculations that prompt your concerns. The future of the planet as you see it is still only one of billions of possibilities. So what one can do in that situation is to ask: A) am I using the news as a means of Recruitment? In other words, am I only emphasizing certain things in life that confirm what I've already decided is true? B) How can I use this concern to effectively address that which I am concerned about? It is true that "reality and truth are what you choose for it to be," but as older souls, it becomes important to validate those truths against the reality and truths that are independent from your preferences, interpretations, and prejudices. So while you may feel it is true that the world is headed toward demise, it would be helpful to explore all of the educational materials that not only address the problems, but suggest solutions, so that your perspective is not a conclusion, but a piece of a process. Simply deciding what is true and real does not make it true or real to any significant degree beyond yourself. This is why people are drawn to either rest in the Recruitment reflected in news or through other people so as to sustain what has been decided as true and real, or they move beyond this into Intimacy so that they can expand beyond prejudices, preferences, and interpretations. "Reality" is only as "real" as one concludes/defends it, or explores/expands it. AN EXPERIMENT: We can suggest to all of our students as an experiment on reality to play with the idea that you may be "wrong" about what you know is true. In other words, encourage yourselves to move beyond what you have concluded or found familiar, and stretch into the "what if's" of your world. For instance, if you are dissatisfied with your work environment and have concluded that you are surrounded by Younger Souls who simply do not "get you," you can experiment with "what if" questions that seed changes in your experience of that reality. Such as "what if... I let it be okay that they do not get me?" "What if... it is I who does not get them?" "What if... I not let their interpretation of me decide my experience of my day?" Or if one is bombarded with news of the British Petroleum oil geyser that clearly implies a long-term consequence, and one puts into perspective the history of unconscious dependence on limited resources, instead of one allowing this to be the conclusion about reality, one instills alongside one's concerns the "what if" experiment: "What if... this event helps change everything for the better of the world in terms of resources and responsibilities?” "What if... this is only indicative of one business model and mistake?" "What if... necessity is the fuel of invention, and I trust that someone, somewhere, is on this with a solution that may shorten the impact of this event?" The reason we suggest this experiment is because you already do this, but most often in the direction of demise. "What if... this is the end of the world?" [MEntity] All of you play the "what if..." experiment, but it is only when those "what if's" are interpreted as conclusive, or when they are limited to one end of the spectrum of possibilities that one has lost wholeness of perspective. Challenge your default "what if's" and see what happens. [INTERJECTION] To which degree should this be taken? I mean, I could declare the world to be a donut, but know it not to be true. [MEntity] If one wants to experiment with "what if... the world is a donut?" we would be curious as to what you found in your results. [MEntity] Our point, in general, is that only what you currently experience, and what is currently happening around you, however you interpret it, is "the truth" on some level. Everything else is speculation and possibility. [Question] So many people (including many Michael students) are talking about a shift coming for “2012” with “big changes”. Every news event is another "portent". This seems to me to be antithetical to the very idea “all is choice” – what would be served by a massive, instant jump in “awareness” or consciousness level or whatever. Wouldn’t this kind of thing take away the opportunity for younger souls to work through their growth naturally. It seems like magical thinking to me, that somehow the planet will leap up to be more in tune with older souls. Is that the attraction to the idea? [MEntity] Every Soul Age has its own ideas about any "leap forward" in consciousness, if that concept is even on the radar for them. That the world would leap forward into sync with older souls might be an attraction to older souls, but certainly not to younger souls. 2012 as a period of accelerated shift is appealing to Old Souls for various reasons, but mostly as a means to fulfill a longing for Resonance with the whole of the world in a way that has been impossible for all of that Soul Age. You are a minority, and however fulfilling it is for each of you to find one another, to bond here, to know that others exist like you, it is naturally painful to also know that you are so "not like" anyone else in so many ways. The irony in this longing for Resonance that is prompting many older souls to find the 2012 projections appealing, is that the Old Soul feels this way, even when surrounded by the most like-minded and intimate of souls. This feeling is simply part of the process of Essence evolving beyond the Physical Plane. As the profundity of realization by Essence that it is part of an Entity, the profundity of isolation that a Personality can feel becomes awesome and terrifying. It might be thought that as one grows older in soul age that the profundity of death and evolution becomes embraced, but it is often quite the opposite. It becomes terrifying for the first time in a way that is indicative of true comprehension by the current Personality that it is one of many, and finite. Once that terror is processed, Cycling Off is fairly close in reincarnational terms. The Old Soul that has truly processed this terror is neither flippant about death, nor dismissive, but deeply compassionate about its spectrum of impact. We elaborate upon this because it helps to put into perspective that it is not your minority status of Soul Age that lends you a sense of isolation or lack of feeling intimate with your world; it is only you who does that, and even in the most accommodating of cultures and worlds, you can feel this way. This elaboration can also help lend insight into why the Old Soul might find it appealing to focus on some fantastical portal or scheduled shift that promises that the world might "catch up" to their perspective, or lend relief to their isolation and private misery. When the Old Soul realizes that no world shift, acceleration of consciousness, or global ascension will relieve him or her from the responsibility for his own presence, perspective, and power, then he or she is once again free. This Old Soul would be free from overwhelming emphasis on isolation, loneliness, and terror, and move to simply allow those experiences as a part of the spectrum of life. That being said, shift does happen, but it is almost always long-term, gradual, propagated, and not sudden, obvious, scheduled, or imposed. When a group "shift" of consciousness is sudden, it is almost always short-term and specific to a group of souls who intend to exit that lifetime shortly after that shift. For instance, much of Cadre 9 "shifted" at once in various soul ages/levels during the event known as "9/11." We are fairly certain that some groups will impose various make-shift "shifts" upon others within December of 2012 in some way, and many will use those fabricated shifts as points that prompt personal acceleration, be it material, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, but we know of nothing "magical" on the horizon beyond the sheer magic that is already life. The loss of a job, a car crash, a terminal illness, a fulfilling relationship, a leap in career, and even a good mood can be one's "2012" or shift that accelerates one into new perspectives and levels of consciousness, but these cannot, and are not, scheduled on any global or cosmic calendar. [Question] At the risk of getting a causal plane ruler slap to the Earth knuckles, here goes: I get the feeling like there is some major event pending for the early November 2010 time frame. Would Michael care to comment on what has the largest probability, perhaps geopolitical wise, and how that would affect us around that time frame? [MEntity] The most-significant probability that we can see for that period of time would be the likely death of a rather prominent political figure. That is not a prediction, but merely a response that describes a higher probability based on current patterns. [Question] from the US or otherwise? [MEntity] Yes, a United States politician, or at least involving one prominently. In other words, if the leader of North Korea were to die, it might be that a prominent United States politician is presumed directly involved. [Question] natural or unnatural? [MEntity] Natural or Unnatural are not details within the probabilities available to us at this time. [Question] Current potential outcome of the gulf disaster, given what we know at this stage? [MEntity] The highest probabilities we can see for that situation are that it acts as a catalyst for implementing alternative energy resources in one vein; is a reworking of laws for corporations in another vein; and a prompting for key members of the next generation to "never let this happen again." All of these “veins” appear to have high potential for combining ideals that are a part of the Vector toward a Resource-based Economy/World, while accommodating/bridging from the outdated ideas of a Debt-based Economy/World. In terms of planetary impact, it is rather minor, though that is in a grand context and is not stated to minimize the painful or direct impact it has on those currently affected. We simply state that the world will move on, adapt, and eventually find this to be another blunder in history. [Question] given that it was an accident (or was it), how do you "never let it happen again"? [MEntity] It does appear to have been an “accident”, and how a generation might "never let it happen again" would include moving beyond resources that would ever generate this kind of "accident." The greatest solution we can see as taking priority in the probabilities ahead that would keep the world moving toward a Resource-based Economy would be the combination of all ideas for alternative or complementary power sources that are marketable and currently viable, allowing for individuals, households, and complexes to choose from wind, water, and solar. There is not a single alternative that stands as the solution, but the combination and appropriate implementation of one or more alternatives, relative to geographic compatibilities. [MEntity] We must conclude here. Our channel is done. Goodbye.
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