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MICHAEL SPEAKS 030809 Open Floor [Michael Entity] Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin with the question from Toni. [QUESTION] Hello Michael, could you please elaborate on why different sets Overleaves such as the Public Set, Private Set, and the True Set. Thank you! [Michael Entity] Most of our channels have not questioned the discrepancies to any extent that helps to make sense of the variations in sets of Overleaves among channels. Most of our channels presume the discrepancies are a matter of accuracy vs inaccuracy, and some are quick to defend accuracy (which immediately affects accuracy). A few of our channels have explored the variations enough to ask the right questions and we responded with information to help in validating and differentiating the various sets that might come through a channel. While it is often the case that the channeling is simply inaccurate, some of the channeling is "inaccurate" "for a reason." For instance, the student does not need or want to know his True Overleaves, which are the Overleaves on file in the Akashic Records. We refer to these as True because they are valid whether the public or private perception agrees, or not. What a student may want or need at a given time is his/her Public Overleaves, which describe how his/her general behavior is interpreted by those around him/her. What a student may need or want is his/her Private Overleaves, which describe how the individual wishes to see himself/herself. These sets of Overleaves would still be considered valid by us because they are relevant to a great degree, even if different from those Overleaves on record. So these three sets are valid and they cater to the various preferred approaches to learning. Beyond the need of the student, a channel may simply default to being very good at reading Public Overleaves, or Private Overleaves, and leave a student with those, even when thinking these are True Overleaves. Channels who use tools for divining Overleaves, such as Tarot, pendulums, Astrology, photos, or questionnaires, are more prone to defaulting to Public or Private sets of Overleaves for the student. [QUESTION] Could you say then they are different lens that pull focus then, variations of a theme so to speak? [Michael Entity] Yes, if accurate, the Public/Private sets are simply variations on a theme. [QUESTION] Ok, does working with your True Overleaves overwhelm most? [Michael Entity] When a fragment prefers to work with his True Overleaves, he/she is more inclined to create clearer pathways for Essence to manifest, but the True/Public/Private are all in effect at all times. [QUESTION] as in context with your current environment? [Michael Entity] Yes, the Private and Public sets are contextual. There will always be your Public set, if you engage in the world, and there will always be the Private set, if you are self-conscious/aware. The True Overleaves do not change, but the Public/Private change depending on contexts/relationships. The True Overleaves would be like the "hub" of who you are, while the Private and Public are variations, sub-personalities, or facets. For many of our older students, the Public, Private, and True sets are the same. The more conscious the fragment, the more likely he/she is consistent in who he/she "is." Keep in mind that the Public and Private set are symbolic, and not literal. They are interpretations, whereas the True set are being read from what is on record, though it could be argued that those, too, are merely our own interpretations from a broader perspective of you. The True Overleaves describe what your Essence has on record, whereas the Public and Private are what Personalities interpret. [QUESTION] While you've said many times that the essences within the first two humanoid Energy Rings have been ensouling into the physical plane for 6 million years, it's hard to grapple with that number when the human form we use has only been around for perhaps 60,000 years. You've also said that these essences started out incarnating elsewhere, on Sirius. Is this time gap due to this earlier start and then waiting to adapt to the new humanoid form found on this planet? Also, what was the average soul age of those who did begin incarnating on earth from the first two Energy Rings? [Michael Entity] It is not accurate that the human form you recognize as your evolutionary ancestors is merely 60,000 years old, but more that evidence has only been found (and publicly-made) that can be understood and evaluated within a limited time frame. There are anomalies that we see may eventually find substantial positions within your scientific history at some point. For now, those anomalies are set aside. However, it is accurate that there was a long "gap" between the shift from Sirius System and bodies to your current planet and bodies. Bodies had to be found that were similar to the original bodies and then manipulated to a point where Sentience could be sustained. There will always be that "missing link" in your evolutionary theories due to this transfer and manipulation. The average soul age of those who started in Sirius and then moved to the Milky Way were Infant. The only reason your species became endangered in Sirius was because of the gaining of Sentience. Once Sentience sets into a species, behaviors change rather drastically. [COMMENT] I thought Sirius was part of the Milky Way [Michael Entity] You are correct. We will clarify that with "a move from the Dog-Star/Sirius System to the Solar System." [QUESTION] So, it's not uncommon for a newly sentient species to become endangered? [Michael Entity] It depends on the dominant Sentience already in place. [QUESTION] Are the Pleiadians going to help us on earth? Are they already? [Michael Entity] In the case of the shift from Sirius system to the Solar System, most of the reigning sentience were early Young at the time. Those that are considered "Pleiadians" were instrumental in forcing your sentience to move to a safer location. They preferred your being made extinct, but the animal rights networks fought for your protection and transference. Part of their telepathic contact now is to help remedy that sentient faux pas, though they still feel a repulsion toward your species to a great extent. The same situation may happen between your sentience and Gorillas as they grow in sentient numbers. The realization of their intelligence and sentience could lead to a rather amazing relationship, along with a strong rooting of the Maturity of your species, or potentially to another round of mass slavery. One of the "worst" things any sentience can do in the scheme of things is to destroy or interfere with another sentience. We would think that humans inherently understood this by now, but that remains to be seen as a realization among the masses. The Mature Soul paradigm may bring about that empathy and awareness. [COMMENT] Gorillas are so endangered, it's highly likely that they will fail to achieve the numbers they need to remain here. [Michael Entity] Gorillas will continue their ensoulment, even if not in all parallels. There will be at least one parallel for this to happen. [QUESTION] There is a theory that inflammation caused by substances that the organism isn't used to leads to obesity, so that for instance low-fat products and artificial sweeteners actually are fattening. What are your comments? [Michael Entity] We would agree to some extent. Part of the equation is in the chemicals and manipulations of the foods, which literally (and ironically) do cause weight gain, but another part of the equation is in the blind trust that these manipulated or chemical alternatives will "do the work" for the body in maintaining its weight. In short, we see no benefit to using those resources as a means for weight management or loss. [QUESTION] What is the best way to lose weight? [Michael Entity] That question may be best answered on an individual basis, but the simple answer is one that is the most rejected: eat less, move more. It really is that simple. We say "simple" in terms of the actual answer to weight loss/management for many, but we do not mean that it is simple to do so. The degree of simplicity would depend on the individual. For those who are compromised in weight control, loss, diet, or movement, then the answer could be said to Worry Less, Love More. The simple embrace of the reality of your body in space as a representative of yourself at any given moment can do much to free the body to process nutrients and energy far more effectively. Your bodies are not prisons or impositions. We have said this before and will say it again now, that your bodies are your SOUL's idea of what is beautiful. Your temporary social standards do not stand a chance against the beauty that your soul sees in you. We do not say that as some poetic salve. It is simply the truth. [QUESTION] my question relates to earth history; let me type it in here: we are in the 4th world- and; it would seem that is about information; how quickly will we move into a 5th world; can the earth history& sort of be related to the 1-2-3-4-5-6-7; assuming the 3rd world ended with pan, or pan-gaia maybe 750,000 years ago; is the 4th world related to the role of scholar in some way; where we are at; in this 4th cycle does earth move through stages- like roles ? it appears many are becoming verbal - like sage role flowing through all the fragments on earth - it appears; maybe earth follows this sequencing and, advanced math; shows we have a little bit; of all of it, in all of our makeups; does earth have a chart; of some kind - a collective grouping of advanced math of all who choose to be here, in any particular moment of a now? [Michael Entity] We do not use that terminology, but we can translate that to correlate to some degree with the shift from Young (3) to Mature (4) and then to Old (5). In that case, you are barely beginning the "4th." Each shift tends to take half of the time of the previous Age. The previous Age lasted approximately 3000 years, so we suspect the Mature Soul Age would last at least 1500-2000 years, though none of this is on a schedule. There are cycles beyond Soul Age paradigm that can be described and patterns that can be calculated, but that would require a more elaborate response than we have the capability of conveying here. We invite you to explore this further, however, in other formats. The Soul Age cycles we paralleled to your terminology are relative to your species, but there are broader cycles and patterns that include far more than that. To respond more accurately to your question, we would have to understand your terminology, as well, which would require some amount of elaboration on your part. [QUESTION] Hello Michael. Could you please offer your perspective on the current economic crisis, and if the "fixes" offered by President Obama are likely to improve the situation? Do you have any suggestions on how people of limited income can best weather this economic storm? [Michael Entity] The "fixes" being brought into the situation now are only part of the potential solution, and the full solution would have to come from full comprehension across parties and countries, with a unity of support for implementation. At this point, the "fixes" will have an impact, but there are many who are doing their best to sabotage the efforts and deter the implementation. We cannot predict if/when everyone would "get on board" to any effective degree, but we can say that encouraging everyone to do so is like "pulling teeth," or "shouting at windmills" or "yelling into a fan" right now. Our perspective of the economic crisis is that it would most likely not fall into a full depression, but it may be true that "things will get worse before getting better." The greatest solution would be in the move away from a debt-based economy and into a choice-based economy, and the current situation is inspiring a new generation of thinkers and doers who may implement that shift. Most who struggle with limited incomes already have skills in place for navigating through this "tight" economic situation and we would suggest allowing that to be recognized as a strength and not just focus on the inconveniences and fears around this time. In most parallels, the current economic "crisis" is the seed that shifts the economy from debt-based to choice-based, though that implementation would take multiple decades to implement. We only mention this because this is the potential, pivotal point. [COMMENT] debt-based economy is a false economy similar to false personality -- it's a house of cards. [Michael Entity] For most of our students, trusting their resources and taking a stance of helping others when one can, and asking for help when one needs it, are the most effective and abundant forms of navigation through these times. The Young Soul paradigm had an undercurrent of shame and a hailing of pride, but the Mature Soul paradigm finds no shame in giving or receiving when one feels it is necessary. Though most of you are old or mature souls, you have lived your lives in a young soul world, so you may also have to address your shame and pride regarding material well-being, including your health. We can help in that process by discussing your Tertiary Chief Negative Features (your habitual methods for protecting your bodies). We will share this with you in another format. [QUESTION] Our space brothers / and, sisters Ashtar how does that affect US NOW, NESARA [Michael Entity] We do not understand your question. Please rephrase in another way, if you will. [QUESTION] what role will our space brother/sister play in the NOW; and how do you feel about NESARA? [Michael Entity] Currently, there are various ways in which non-human, off-planet species interact with your species. The two most direct interactions are between those species that have your well-being as a priority and are seeking to make the case for your sentience so [it ] can be included in the galactic consciousness, or awareness of other, off-planet species. A percentage of the Crop Circles (a kind of Rorschach Test) are one way of helping to prove your sentience and intelligence, and the telepathic species (known in cryptozoology as "bigfoot" or "yeti") most directly responsible for your safe movement to Earth are regularly checking in on your development. Beyond this, the only other off-planet species interacting with Earth are "tourists." The concept of "Ashtar" is one person's interpretation of the very real galactic security that is in place that is both to help your species and to protect other species from you, or other unruly species. We see "NESARA" as a product of Mature thinking, if we are seeing it clearly, and though it is highly resisted at this point, we do see a refinement and implementation of some variation of this being a natural part of societal evolution for the most part at some point. [QUESTION] Thank you, Michael & Troy. Can you share any thoughts on learning to better allow essence manifestation through music? Similarly, any observations on how to enable/allow essence contact through music as a vehicle for healing/self-healing for the people involved? [Michael Entity] One way to help manifest Essence through music, whether in sharing or in creating, is to understand the PART of your Centering. The PART is how "you" most easily and habitually bring yourself out into the world, into manifestation. Centering can help one to understand how one experiences music, while the Part can help one to understand how this music represents one in the world, whether in creating or sharing tastes. Emotional = fluid, non-linear, vocals as instruments; Intellectual = structure, patterns, lyrics; Moving = beats, rhythms, tribal; Each of these elements will be found in most music, but we are answering the question as to how one can manifest Essence through music, so we delineate here to help explain. For those CREATING music, then this is easier to understand as one emphasizes what one is creating, so the fragment in the Intellectual Part might be more inclined to manifest Essence through compositions that are structured, patterned, and with lyrics. For those SHARING music, this general information can help you to understand how best to manifest your Essence in the music you share with others, so that the fragment who is in the Intellectual Part can share Essence through songs that are catchy and express stories about oneself. When dealing with music as a form of healing, then the CENTERING would be best to consider. So that the Emotionally-Centered fragment does well with listening to fluid, non-linear, and vocalization in music. And so forth. Again, most music will have elements of two or more centers, but listening for what is emphasized can help you to determine your Essence music and your Healing music. This is a highly generalized response to accommodate the format, but it is a start. We will conclude here. Good day to each of you. Goodbye. Note from Janet: Following the original posting of this session, someone asked in comments: Has Michael ever talked about what a "choice-based" economy looks like? Troy responded with a link to a Q&A topic that included the following response from Michael. Since this response does not reference any other session or transcript, it is included here. It is dated 10/24/08. FROM MICHAEL: An economy generated by Choice would be one in which each individual finds that which he or she is best at contributing and then does so because it feels good to do, create, give that thing. This is then reciprocated by the joy others have found in discovering what they feel good about doing, creating, giving. Access to all resources is based on personal need and not on hoarding. No one would tend to take more than is needed because the concept of competition has come to a close. Competition is replaced with Contribution. Natural joy and fulfillment evolves from the emphasis on Giving, and not just on the Consuming. "Laziness" is no longer a concern, because it is comprehended that for one to Give or Contribute, it must come from Choice, not from obligation or expectation. This tends toward a community that sustains inspiration and enthusiasm, while honoring the fluctuating moods and choices of the individual. There are no debts because when one cannot, or chooses not to, give or contribute, he is seen as simply making a choice that will then be replaced with another choice at another time. This economy tends to begin with a leaning toward fields organized within contexts of NEED and WANT, with some amount of overlapping. For instance, foods, sanitation, water supplies, healing, teaching services may fall into the NEEDS contexts, while arts, entertainments, invention, spirituality may fall into the WANTS contexts. Of course, the overlapping occurs when one can see Art as a form of Healing, or Invention as a form of support for Sanitation, etc. The economy of Choice then tends to discover that everything is "needed," and that "want" is a concept of the past when it was assumed that Want was less important than Need. In the evolved economy of Choice, it is quickly discovered that it is rare that one Wants more than one Needs, and that this is a relative concern best left to the individual's choice. While there would still be pros and cons to this kind of economy (such as structure and consistencies), the pros far outweigh the cons in terms of health, happiness, and peace. We have more to say on this.
Michael Entity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin by taking the first question. QUESTION: Please speak to the phenomenon of feeling being out of touch and uncentered, as in with my channeling, sense of self, my body etc, of course this can be interpreted fairly generally. As I am certain we all experience this periodically. COMMENT: yes I'm feeling the same way--so it would be a help to me, too. Michael Entity: We can only respond to this in a general way, but we believe it will help shed some light on our older students However, even if we were to respond to each individual case, this generality would still stand as a fair foundation for understanding the experience you describe. What you describe appears to us to be a distorted form of self-defense. We know of no older students extant surrounding themselves with strong support and feedback from other older souls. Most of our older students surround themselves by early Mature souls as a primary context, at best. This does not mean one cannot find support in that circle, or that support does not exist from a few older souls, but that your primary contexts are far younger in perspective. The older soul grows weary of adapting and adjusting actions, feelings, insights, interactions, etc to accommodate the younger souls around them. Older souls are more than willing to adapt and adjust, but this does not mean that you do not grow weary. Imagine the adult who happily accommodates the toddlers and teens for months on end with no other adults with which to relate. It is really no different. This process of adaptation can lead one to begin to question the validity of one's own identity, one's sense of self, and one's presence as it is expressed FOR the world vs expressed FOR WHO one is. QUESTION: What then does “distorted self defense” mean? Weariness? Michael Entity: The distorted self-defense is in the internalizing of this disconnect; this weariness; this sense of a gap between WHO you are and HOW you are. Rather than face the utter truth of your uniqueness and old soulness, you tuck it away, kept in check, tamed, and compartmentalized. Or it is protected through a drop in socializing, interacting to any depth, hiding, tucking your entire Being away from the world because you know you cannot undo who you are. We describe this as "distorted" because, in truth, it is not necessary to go to such depressing and debilitating lengths to preserve, restore, or reclaim one's sense of self. COMMENT: Wow! I would attribute it to 1001 other things before this, thank you! Michael Entity: The gap between WHO you are and HOW you are can grow so vast that the only way to "shrink" that gap is to close yourself off from the world that takes you so far from who you are. COMMENT: That's "me". COMMENT: That explains so much! COMMENT: This is me too ? QUESTION: Is it more pronounced after the 4th IM? QUESTION: I assume this could apply to any soul level? QUESTION: Or during the going thru the 4th? Michael Entity: The depth of this feeling can be pronounced at any point within the life, at any soul age or level, though the paradigm at any given time contributes the greatest impact on whether one feels this, or not. In other words, Baby and Young Souls may feel this similar experience, but not to the depth and extent that a late Mature or Old Soul will within this period and predominant society paradigm. The further one's soul age is from the current paradigm, the more likely one can have this experience. Late Young and Early Mature souls are "the most comfortable with themselves" at this time, but that is a strong generality that cannot be applied truly or meaningfully, since the Mature Soul Age inherently questions, "Who am I?" The older souls (mid-Mature through Old) can do well to turn this distorted self-defense into an empowered resource of self-empowerment, instead. We will explain: The greatest source of pain when experiencing the gap between your soul age and the predominant soul age is the resistance to the truth. Pain is always a form of resistance, and in this case, it is a resistance to the truth. Many truths arise in the gap between soul ages, especially for the older, reflective, sensitive souls. Many of the truths are general, such as "you ARE different." That “you are different” is a fact. You are not like the others who seem to move so easily through the current paradigm. This truth is similar to a 50 year old in the midst of teens finally acknowledging, "Okay, yes, I am NOT a teenager. I am different now." You ARE different. However, much of what you believe equals "different" is from the Young Soul paradigm that imprinted you. Different = bad, unwanted, unacceptable, incapable, shameful, embarrassing, obnoxious, outcast, too old, outdated, uncool, etc. Different can also pull from another side of the Young Soul paradigm and equate with "Smarter than, Better than, More Spiritual, Special, Above, Bothered, etc.” Each of you who experience this gap will find your ways to defend yourself, but it will most likely be rooted in your distortion of a truth similar to your “being Different.” Yes, you are different. Yes, you sometimes need a break. Yes, you are older, wiser, kinder, and smarter in many ways. Yes, you are sometimes unwanted, unacceptable, obnoxious, an outcast, too old, not cool. Yes, every aspect of "different" is yours to own. Nevertheless, being "different" is not unique to you, and this is where the turn of consciousness can come in making the distorted self-defense into a resource of empowerment. If there is ONE thing that connects you to all around you, it is the fact of your each being DIFFERENT. It is the common ground upon which all of you walk. The Older Soul in the Young Soul paradigm tends to fall into the trap that this is a bad thing or a better thing, but it is simply a thing; a part of nature. So your first steps in dealing with this disconnect from self and the world around you is in acknowledging the truth of your being DIFFERENT and in that profound acknowledgement, you will most likely feel within you the resistance to this as something you hold as a Bad thing or a Better thing. Your next steps then would be in looking at the other truths that have surfaced within that gap. And by "truths" we mean your personal level of truths that can change. Many of the "truths" that come up in that gap are the truths handed down to you about you from other people, or from your experiences of the past that are now outdated. If a "truth" comes up that is derogatory, it is not your truth. It is as simple as that. No fragment has the capability for self-hate, self-loathing, self-denial, self-condemnation without exploiting the fuel provided by someone else's truths. If you think/feel "bad things" about yourself, you have sourced these from outside of you. You have hijacked the concepts and used them against yourself, but they are not your weapons. This is why feeling disconnected, bad, self-distracted, etc., can be so exhausting and debilitating because it takes a lot of effort to hold up the shaky walls of other people's truths against yourself. It takes a lot of lying and dishonesty, because your truths about you are loving, supportive, invigorating, imaginative, creative, playful, and light-hearted. It is true that all fragments can hold harsh thoughts about one's self, but not for long. The default of sentience is loving. To do otherwise is exhausting, but possible. It is also true that all fragments can hold harsh thought about others, but not for long without exhaustion. Therein lies why one begins to close down. The less interaction one has within and without, the more easily one can hold these false truths in place without contradiction. There is much more we can speak about on this topic, as we know all of our students suffer from this to some degree, but this gives a foundation for the beginning of some self-reflection and exploration. QUESTION: Can Michael give some perspective on the current economic crisis? How do you see its effects for the future at this time? Michael Entity: We cannot and will not predict, but we can share our perspective of the patterns, as they appear to be unfolding at this time. Our perspective of the "crisis" is one that we see as a "good thing" in that it coincides precisely with the shift in Soul Age and with the shift in Global Platform from one of DEBT to one of CHOICE. The United States originated from Mature and Old Soul values and systems, but quickly fell back into the processes of the Young Soul paradigm because the Young Soul inhabitants under the older souls eventually began to run things. Now that the world paradigm is shifting into Mature Soul values and systems, it makes sense to us that structures based in Debt and Young Soul ideals would begin to transform. However, the process of a shift from Young to Mature has high potential for drama, as that is the nature of the Mature Soul. The current economic crisis is moving to a global level because the global consciousness is shifting. Economy exists in physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual realms, so as one dominant structure shifts, all levels of currency and exchange will shift. Debt-based economy is no longer of interest to the majority of souls on your planet, but what kind of economy to move into has not been clarified or secured, yet. Most simply know that "something" is "not right" and "something" needs to change. The single, most powerful medium for change for all fragments on the planet is economic at this time. No other medium could affect change and evolution to the extent that an economic overhaul could bring. This also makes sense to us as a planet moves out of a Young Soul paradigm. The dominant soul age uses the relevant, predominant medium as a transition. For instance, when the shift from Baby to Young happened, it was a religious medium. QUESTION: Rise of the Catholic Church? Michael Entity: Partially, yes. QUESTION: What might it be from mature to old then? Michael Entity: Most Mature-to-Old transitions happen as a "tragedy-to-comedy" transition. The medium of sensitivity gives way to hilarity. What was once seen as tragic can often be seen as quite comical. Most of this sense of humor comes from the fact that the Older souls are solution-based, and not drama-based. Knowing that there are always solutions usually lends the Old Soul to less drama. COMMENT: Sounds like the end of the movie V for Vendetta, with fireworks destroying the Parliament building. QUESTION: Economics is strongly tied to power -- those with the most money are the most powerful and controlling of others. Since Debt is a fake power structure, will there be a substantial shift in the new power structure to accompany the economic shift? Michael Entity: We would not call the current power structure "fake," though we would say that deceit and reliance on lack of questioning is its foundation, and yes, an overhaul of structure in terms of power, or leadership, is intrinsic. QUESTION: Why would a young soul to mature economic paradigm be debt to choice? Michael Entity: We do not equate the Mature paradigm to that of Choice; it "just so happens" that the current 100-year platform has shifted as well from debt to choice. We see these as being reflections of one another, but it could have easily been another platform. The platform relates to the collective intention for what "playing field" to share. This Century Platform explores the sensitivity for the choices one makes, the choices of others, the expansion of choices, and the structures that are important within the vastness of choice. QUESTION: How does this change affect the current superpower countries of the world, the US the G7 or is it 8 etc? Michael Entity: We cannot predict the shift in "superpowers" (which is a weak construct and definition in itself), but we can say that higher probabilities show a "leveling" out of powers as each shares responsibility for the global economy. China and Russia may attempt a "flexing of muscle" once or twice, but this doesn't appear to be well-received or effective, as the "flexing of muscle" in a Mature Soul paradigm is seen as irresponsible and unnecessary, since most are moving into a shared perspective of consideration for each other anyway. When the paradigm of competition falls away, the concept of "super powers," or power, in general, changes or falls into the hands of all. QUESTION: What does it mean for the monetary system? Will it be removed? Michael Entity: We do not expect that the monetary system would change too drastically, too quickly. More likely is the importance of its use more responsibly. The removal of a monetary system is inevitable, however, as the Mature Soul Age progresses closer to the Old Soul Age, but that is quite a time away. Old Souls do not use a monetary system. In fact, many of our Older students find as many resourceful ways as possible around this, even if the quality of life suffers a bit. Old Souls are perfectly capable of "playing the game" of the Young Soul paradigm, but many have opted for inheritance, hand-to-mouth, welfare, kindness and generosity. No way is nobler or better than another, of course, but we add this aside as many of our students abhor the current monetary system and suffer from its imposition. QUESTION: On a lighter note, I recently (12 weeks ago) had a child. What general recommendations can you provide on raising children? Michael Entity: There is a multitude of responses we could share for that question. For simplistic purposes, we will share three key considerations: One can never give too much constructive, positive attention and affection to an infant, toddler, or teen. Their cries, tantrums, and rebellions are not power plays, but relevant methods for communicating need, want, and pain, however inconvenient those may be. Most “negative” behavior exhibited from a child before the age of 18 is an extension of the fears of the caretakers (parents). Addressing your personal methods for handling fear, for transforming Chief Negative Features, is far more effective in helping and guiding a child into adulthood than through active intervention of their behavior. Honest Communication: Paying attention to what a child emotes, expresses, and does is your most direct source of information about the Essence of the child. Responding to a child with a platform of honesty and clarity encourages wholeness of self. QUESTION: I would like Michael to share anything about being an old soul in Norway and the overleaves of the country and anything about N's part in the shifting paradigm. Michael Entity: We would think that being an Old Soul in Norway is quite cozy. This is officially a Mature Soul country, but predominantly late-Mature and early-Old. As Young Soul paradigms shift across the globe, countries that exhibit a combination of wealth and peace will most likely stand as beginning models for implementing long-term changes. QUESTION: Firstly, I did a follow-up question on the Energy issue and used the term "fake" structure for Debt. My meaning was that there is a vast difference between actually owning assets and being in debt for them. Hence, power erodes as debt increases; although, the appearances of power remain. Much has been written over the past several decades that the "true" power behind all governments has been the Trilateral Commission, a group of extraordinarily wealthy industrialists, bankers, politicians, and academics from around the world. They claim their purpose is to foster worldwide cooperation. In theory, their cooperation should have prevented the economic collapse, except some of the members appear to be major players or contributors to the deregulation that caused the crisis. What is the true role of the Trilateral Commission? Michael Entity: The so-called “Trilateral Commission” is more powerful in title than in effect. Manic egos conceived poorly this attempt at globalization and could not herd all of its members efficiently or effectively. This organization is short-lived and will most likely lose what little structure and momentum it had going for it. We will conclude here Goodbye