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  1. 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.
  2. Michael Speaks: Healing and Healers May 8, 2011 Channel: Troy Tolley MEntity: Hello to everyone. We are here now. We can begin on the subject of Healing & Healers. We will, first, define "Healing" and "Healers." We will define Healing as "a return to, extraction of, or an imposition of Order from Chaos" and Healer as "that which, or those whom, facilitate the return to, extraction of, or imposition of Order from Chaos." Wounding, however it manifests, is Chaos, or at least seeming Chaos. There are really only 7 ways in which a Body can die, or be wounded. These 7 ways can overlap, and some may be able to refine these to a greater degree than we have through this channel, but those 7 Basic Ways of Wounding/Dying would be: Illness, Poisoning, Impact, Impaling, Suffocation, Starvation/Dehydration, and Natural/Shutdown. Each of these can bring wounding or death, and can be brought to any Body, including the Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and "Spiritual" Bodies. Some of the terms would not be so literal in terms of the less-tangible Bodies, but are relevant terms. Death and Wounding are parts of the experience of the Higher Moving Center, which is the spectrum between Chaos and Beauty. Beauty is simply the recognition of patterns versus the lack of recognition of patterns that is Chaos. We use the term "recognition" because often the difference between Chaos and Beauty is a matter of recognition, or perception, and is a relative state. There are those who "suffer" wounding in ways that "should" bring about a great deal of Chaos, but those individuals return to, extract from, or impose a new order from the chaos in a way that is HEALING. There are those who have "no reason" to suffer and have lost all recognition of order, or beauty, in the life, and these individuals can truly be wounded. And so it is that the differences between Wounding and Healing are as "simple" as the differences between Chaos and Beauty. And so it is that the difference between Wounding and Death are the differences between Chaos and Beauty, as well. Wounding is Chaos. Death is Order/Beauty. Every Personality and Lifetime will explore the spectrum between Order and Chaos, but will always end in Order as a means for Review in the afterlife, and Death is that process of returning everything back to Order, or Beauty. Order can also be returned within the life through HEALING, and since not everyone wants to die as a means to regain Order, there is a necessity for HEALERS. This necessity is vital enough that it is one of the 12 Primary Support Positions within any Circle of Support. This means that every single fragment has at least one Healer accessible at all times in every incarnation and beyond. This may seem a rather sweeping generalization as there are many who suffer without apparent access to healing, but this apparent lack of access is a result of complications that are often unnecessary and are products of choice. A society can become rather powerful in imprinting various individuals to only accept the standardized methods and providers of Healing, which may or may not have helped. The Healing that a fragment may require is not always as obvious as his or her wounding. But the Healer and Healing that a fragment most-requires is ALWAYS accessible in some way. The first key in accessing that is through the realization of the fact that no Healer or Healing can actually HEAL; they can only facillitate Healing and Healing Methods. The only one who can ever truly heal you, is you. The individual can always override a Healer and Healing. However, the necessity for Healers is because often the first step to True Healing is in the ASKING FOR HELP. Wounding, or the plunge into Chaos within a lifetime, is a vital part of the experience of living because it is one of the few states or experiences that can be explored that provokes the Universal Truth of Oneness, or in simpler terms, the fact that you are not alone. Ever. Even if the Wounding leads to Death, or if someone's asking for help is still met with Death, the profound validity of that Oneness and the necessity for reaching out, is often registered in ways that are never lost by Essence. The 7 Ways to Die, or 7 Methods of Wounding, correspond to the Axes in ways that can often shed light for Healing and for Healers. Illness and Poisoning are Inspirational-based Woundings/Deaths. Impaling/Impact are Action-based Wounding/Deaths. Suffocation/Starvation are Expression-based Woundings/Deaths; and Shutting Down/Natural methods are Assimilative. Some of these are obvious, and some may not be so clear, and while we offer up these correlations, we will not say that they are rules or static associations. For example, we can say that MOST Illnesses or intaking of Poisons are MOSTLY related to issues of Self-Esteem, which are extensions of the Chief Features of Self-deprecation and Arrogance. This kind of statement can be explored in a multitude of ways. The immune system is directly connected to Self-Esteem, and so it goes that any fluctuation in Self-Esteem is a fluctuation in Immunity. Self-deprecation is almost always at the core of Illness. The toxins that one takes in without question or concern through his or her eating of poor diet, might be an example of Arrogance at the core of slow Poisoning of the body. And so on... There are only 4 ways through which any of these 7 Methods of Wounding/Death can be implemented: Suicide, Homicide, Accident, and Natural, each corresponding to an Axis; Inspirational, Action, Expression, and Assimilative, respectively. Extrapolating meaning from those correlation to Axes can shed light on those methods, as well, for Healers. And there are only ever 3 methods of Healing: through Truth, Love, or Energy. Facilitating Order within the Chaos of the Truth, Love, or Energy of an individual. This means that Healers range far beyond those who actively practice Healing, or those who specifically work with the various Bodies. In fact, every single one of you are Healers in at least one other Fragment's Circle of Support in every life. If this were not so, then Healers and Healing would not be so accessible to every fragment. One does not have to identify with being a "healer" to be a Healer. If you help to bring Order to someone's Chaos, you are a Healer. If you help someone to experience, comprehend, see, feel, or hear the Beauty that is inherent in any part of his or her life, you are a Healer. Anyone who can help others to bring Order to the Truth, Love, or Energy in someone's life, is a Healer. Whether this is done actively and consciously, or passively and unconsciously, does not matter. And so it is that each of you will always be in a position to HEAL YOUR OWN LIFE, which by definition simply means to bring Beauty to the Chaos of it, whether this be in Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, or Spiritual form. Bringing Beauty or Order to any part of your life helps to bring that Healing into every Body you are. Often, for instance, the Chaos that is in your Physical Body can only be masked by the treatments offered for the symptoms that this Body exhibits, but the True Healing would come from the Beauty/Order that is brought to your Emotional Body/Life. Much of what passes for Healing is only Treatment. Treatment is necessary, and is not a "bad thing," but it is not Healing. Understanding the various correlations above, and the 3 methods of Healing as they correlate to Wounding, can also shed light on the requirements for True Healing. For instance, those who are Wounded by Illness or Posioning usually require True Love for True Healing. Those who are wounded by Impaling or Impact often require True Order for True Healing; those who are wounded by Suffocation/Starvation often require The Truth for for True Healing. Keep in mind that there is a limitation on language here that can make some of these correlations seem confusing, so we encourage creative understanding here so that the terms are not always literal. For instance, it might sound strange that Impaling or Impact requires True Order/Beauty, but if you think of these Wounding correlations as extensions of Martyrdom and Impatience, both rooted in fears of losing Control, you might see why any healing would require a shift in understanding the nature of Beauty and Order. A fragment who is thrown through a windsheild because of his Impatience might be an example. A fragment who is rendered lifeless because of the "impaling" of her heart by the rejection of a loved one might be another example. Being Wounded and Being Healed are MESSY. There is no hard, clean, perfect correlation, and there is often a great deal of overlapping of correlations, so we offer these insights only as guidelines for those who explore Healing, or need Healing. ALL Wounding is a progression that begins INTELLECTUALLY, then EMOTIONALLY, and then PHYSICALLY. This means that if Wounding has come to the level of Physicality, it is almost assured that there is Wounding "up through" the Emotions and Intellect. When we say "All wounding," we mean ALL. Even "Accidents." This does not mean that Wounding is a fault of the Wounded, but it is often a result of a path of choices, internally and externally, that led to the state that allowed for, or created, the Wounding. Even in cases of Homicide. Again, this is not a matter of fault or choices made on obvious levels, but there is something to the fact that two people can be in the same place at the same time doing the same things and only one is Wounded. [liiona24] Please comment on the validity Of the Reconnection As brought forth by Eric Pearl as " new" Healing energy There is no "new" healing energy. All Healing is essentially the return of Order from Chaos, however that is described or packaged, tangibly or intangibly. There are many illnesses in modern times that are susceptible to "miracles" or "energy healing" because the illness never truly existed in the dimension from which it was diagnosed, such as AIDS, Cancers, several other chronic issues. This is not to say that there are no such things as collapses of immune systems, or Cancers, or other chronic issues, but those categories have a percentage of diagnoses that are valid diagnoses at one point, but because the "illness" is not Physically-rooted, the return of Order to the Emotions, or Intellect, can "cure" the "illness." Often, the return of Order to the Intellect and Emotion does not require Physical Healing, or Treatment, but a simple shift in beliefs or feelings. Energetic Healing can ONLY ever return order to the Intellect or Emotion, which may then result in being reflected Physically, of course. When we say "Energetic" here, we refer to those practices that would not require Physical contact in any way. In short, to clarify with Marion: we think the idea of "The Reconnection" is more likely a "Repackaging" of ideals and energies that have always been available. This is not to say that the repackaging is "bad," because even our own teaching requires repackaging for different students with different capacities for hearing us. [Nicholas] When Dr. Pearl and others refer to "new" healing, could they be referring to the validity that as a collective, we are opening up to more possibilities of healing as a reflection of the shift to Mature Soul paradigm? In response to Nicholas: we cannot speak on the behalf of the fragment who is known as "Dr. Pearl," or his associates, but we can say that a Mature-based Paradigm would have far more validity to the concept of "Energetic" healing, since most Emotional and Intellectual Wounding would also be considered as valid. In a Young-based paradigm, most Healing is only considered valid on the levels of the tangible. It is only in recent years, relatively speaking, that the concept of Therapy was considered something of validity."Therapy," in terms of Psychologists, Pscyho-, etc. [TimW] Can you please elaborate a little more on what you said, "Extrapolating meaning from those correlation to Axes can shed light on those methods, as well, for Healers"? Possibly a couple of examples with relation to physical "energetic" healing (if time permits)? For example, Tim, those who are wounded from attempted Homicide would clearly benefit from healing that focuses on the Action Axis, so that a sense of Order for that individual's Time or Space is vital, or put another way: that the Martyrom and Impatience is addressed. Those who suffer from the wounding of attempted Homicides do well to have had their sense of Control brought into focus for their lives in some way, because Homicide, or Impaling/Impact, on a Body CAN throw the entire life into absolute lack of control. For those who are wounded by the methods of Suicide, it is vital that Inspiration is brought back into his or her life. Suicides are usually the result of Inspirational elements collapsing into Chaos, so a return to Order in that context can help bring about True Healing. We realize that "Suicide" is also the Negative Pole of Self-destruction, which is an Expression Axis Chief Feature, but this is another example of Context. In the context of Methods for implementing Wounding, Suicide correlates to Inspiration. In the context of Results of Fear, Suicide correlates to Expression. For those who are Wounded by Accidents, there is a necessity for those fragments to understand "the message" in the "Accident," as all Accidents are Expressions, or Messages. In fact, there are no "accidents," but it is a valid category for understanding how Wounding is implemented, and Accidents equal Messages. Healers, then, would help that fragment to understand what "lesson" or "message" might have been in the accident. [Diane_H] Can you explain the difference between Intellectual and Emotional healing? Are they often intertwined? Intellectual Healing would require the Order returned to the Intellect, or the Intellectual Center to return to the Positive Pole of INSIGHT. This is usually a matter of returning the fragment to a state of honesty about his or her life in a way that brings that Insight, instead of a chronic state of REASON. A chronic state of Reason will bring the Intellect into a constant state of overdrive, looking for patterns that are not there, or creating patterns that are not valid, forcing justifications, reasons, explanations for that which is not understood. This, then, can lead to affect the Emotional Center in a way that pulls the Emotions into a chronic state of Negative Pole, which is Sentimentality. Sentimentality is the confusion and blurring between Symbols and Meanings, and when Symbols and Meanings become confused, Beliefs are generated. And so the Intellect that forced a false pattern then begins to believe it in the Emotions. A simplistic example would be in one who might Think that someone's intentions were to hurt her, and so begins to believe that this person did hurt her, because she can feel that hurt. But the truth will have been that she forced an explanation or a reason for someone else's choices that she did not like, and then the person who symbolized "Love" for her is gone, so that means "love" is also gone, and now she has become Intellectually and Emotionally wounded. To bring Healing to her Emotionally, she will have to regain the Order that allows for a person to symbolize Love, but does not confuse the conduit of Love for Love, itself. [Diane_H] So it could be said that Intellectual wounding comes from one's interpretation of symbols, and Emotional wounding is the emotion that result from it? If the Healing is not addressed Intellectually or Emotionally, it can then move into Physicality, and she will either open up to, or create a path to, Homicide, Suicide, Accident, or Natural methods of implementing one of the 7 Woundings. Yes, Diane, that could be one way of describing a pattern, though we might clarify the statement to read: Intellectual Wounding can come from False or Forced Interpretation, and Emotional Wounding is the Belief/Feelings that support in that Falsehood or Forced Interpretation. [Kathryn41] I assume that 'wounding' can also be a 'choice' for a life experience, but how often does the choice to experience one type of wounding lead to a collateral type of wounding, for example, a consequence of choosing a body type that allows for the chosen wounding to occur but experiencing an additional injury/illness that came along because of that body type? We will say here that it is rare that Wounding is CHOSEN, though sometimes, it is. What is a more accurate way to understand the nature of Choice, in this regard, is that Wounding is often a RESULT of Choices. [Kathryn41] the example I can use is a child with type 1 diabetes - born with the condition - a chosen condition more easily manifested in lunar body and then later in life experiencing another type of injury for which the lunar body is especially susceptible A Body Type is chosen that may have predispositions to certain health issues or deformities, but it was not necessarily the health issues or deformities that were chosen, but that they were hooked in to other choices that were more important as priorities. For instance, an Essence may have thought it was a great idea, or a great method for balancing Karma, to choose a Body Type that may lend itself to a sort of dependency that allowed for kindness, patience, and Love to come into the experiences of the Personality, from within and without. Often these "great ideas" go in all kinds of directions once the life is in motion, but that is part of the Chaos and Beauty that is inherent in any life, even in the most-perfect of body with the most-perfect of plans and Karma-free life. [Oscar] What would those wounded by natural/shutting down need for True Healing, or is there no healing possible since it's natural? UNDERSTANDING. That is all. Those who are Wounded by Natural Causes/Shutting Down can often do best with a simple bit of comfort in Wisdom shared with him or her or from him or her. In terms of Wounding/Dying, Natural Causes/Shutting Down is about bringing comprehension to the moment about the life before exiting, and this can show up as the life "flashing before their eyes," or from loved ones around the bed side, etc. In terms of Wounding/Dying, it might even be better understood as "Gratitude" that is a part of the Healing. In terms of Implementation, with something like a Natural Disaster which may bring Impact, Impaling, Illness, Poison, etc, it can still be helpful for those who experienced that Implementation to grasp the nature of Nature, so that it is not seen as personal. Though it will always be the most-helpful to focus on the actual Method of Wounding, for Healing purposes. [VLS] Is there any healing that can be done with the dying involving touch, if so can you advise the best approach-thank you ALL Physical forms of Healing affect Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Bodies, whereas Emotional Healing can only affect Emotional and Intellectual Bodies, and Intellectual Healing is limited to Intellectual Bodies. This is because the denser the form of Healing, the more it can be accessed by the subtler Bodies. This is not to say that Emotional Healing cannot bring about Physical Healing, but it would not be direct. Physical Healing, or rather, having a Physical Medium for Healing, can bring about multiple layers of Energy for use in the multiple bodies. For instance, your Touch can bring with it the Comfort that is of the Physical Level of Healing, the Affection that is the Emotional Level of Healing, and the Permission that is the Intellectual Level of Healing. We are speaking to you about a very specific kind of Touch that you bring, and not all Touch would bring that same kind of Healing. A simple resting of the hand on the person who is exiting is enough, and in some cases, the moving of the energy of the bodies through use of swirls and various contact points, can be the form that is used. We will clarify here that all Bodies are interconnected in many ways, so the Healing that is offered without Physicality does not mean it will not help the Physical Bodies. And not all Physical contact is a form of Healing, but is often forms of Treatment. For instance, the Emergency Room of a Hospital is mostly-filled with Treatments, not Healing. Healing often comes later. [DavidB] Someone asked me to pose this question: "What makes one healer more effective than another?" RESONANCE. There is no Healing between a Healer and The Wounded without Resonance. This is why even the most "whackadoodle" of false healers can bring about such "miracles" (which is a term to describe false or misunderstood forms of Beauty from Chaos) because there is Resonance between the two fragments. And it is why the consistency of even the most powerful Healers cannot facilitate Healing for everyone, because there must be Resonance. Resonance can only come through Empathy, which is built from Experience, which may or may not always come from within the current lifetime. In other words, one can only truly facilitate Healing for that which he or she has already healed within himself or herself, even if that healing came in other lives. We know this is a rather broad topic, but we think we have covered enough tonight for some provocation of thought and exploration that may shed insight into the experience of Healing and Wounding. We will conclude here. Goodnight to each of you. Goodbye.
  3. OMW - May 17, 2014 - You and Your Reflections Channel: Troy Tolley [CocteauBoy] ANNOUNCES: okay, I had planned for everyone to receive the OMW in advance so these chats could be used for more interactive time, but that flopped miserably. Just like the other Reports that had been offered over the years, I've come to discover that some things require the presence of others for the channeling to flow. I don't know why that is. [CocteauBoy] CONTINUES: so, for the next OMW, I am going to meet with Bobby and/or Geraldine so we can get the OMW in early. That should work. [CocteauBoy] So to accommodate today's chat, since we are going to get the details live, if anyone feels as if they do not get much interactive time, please feel free to grab a 15M Time Bloc 9:32 AM 5/17/2014 [MEntity] Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. [MEntity] The subject of focus today is the Inspirational Axis and how this works for each of you as a source of information. [MEntity] All Axes are in constant effect around and within an individual, regardless of whether these are consciously acknowledged, utilized, or rejected. The Moving, Intellectual, and Emotional, or the Action, Expression, and Inspirational, are constantly at work in a dynamic dance within and without. [MEntity] Even the most sedentary of bodies will still have the Action Axis at work in the functions of the body, for example. [MEntity] Of course, the mere existence and presence and functioning of these Axes do not inherently mean they are serving you well, or helping. Consciousness must often come into play for the benefits to be extracted. [MEntity] Yes, the functions of a sedentary body will automatically continue with or without your effort to move, but your conscious effort to move makes a world of difference. [MEntity] When speaking of Inspiration, it is to speak of what you see as YOU in something or someone. [MEntity] When one feels inspired, it is not a force that is emitting from the inspiring art or person, it is you seeing you in that art or person. [MEntity] In most cases of what people think of as "inspiring," that "you" is a higher "you," better you, different you, full of potential, possibility, and then if this inspiration is utilized, you would seek to match that in your own behaviors, efforts, perceptions, etc. [MEntity] If you see an armless woman creating art with her feet, it is not that you now wish to create art with your feet if you feel inspired by that person. It is most likely that you simply see in her that you, too, can overcome what might have seemed like an obstacle to your own expression or accomplishment, and then you work to bring that "you" to the forefront of your challenges. [MEntity] All forms of Inspiration are inspiring TO YOU because they are telling you something about YOU. [MEntity] If you are inspired by music, it is not often that it is meant that you wish to re-create that music, but that it is music that brings you back to you, to a part of you that may easily be forgotten, overshadowed, etc. So all Inspiration is really about bringing you back to you. [MEntity] What we have mentioned, so far, is Inspiration that is fairly easy to spot. This is what most mean by "inspiring." [MEntity] But Inspiration, like everything, has its spectrum, and not all of it is obvious. [MEntity] If Inspiration is all about seeing yourself around you, and seeing ways to bring you back to you, or to bring more of you out of you, then nearly everything you see is some form of Inspiration. [MEntity] More accurately put: nearly everything that catches your attention is some form of inspiration. [MEntity] On the Positive end of the spectrum of Inspiration, it is REFLECTION. [MEntity] This is the end of the spectrum where you tend to see the best of you in others, in events, in arts. [MEntity] REFLECTION can be broken down into PASSIVE and ACTIVE forms of Inspiration. [MEntity] PASSIVE REFLECTION is basically Empathy. [MEntity] Empathy is triggered in you when you see you in someone or something. It is when there is no differentiation between yourself and that which is benefiting or suffering, successful or failing, happy or sad. [MEntity] It is not that you confuse yourself with that person or thing, but that you simply see yourself through or in that thing or person. [MEntity] There is no effort necessary. It is a dynamic that is inherent in your evolution from experiences. [MEntity] ACTIVE REFLECTION is Awareness. [MEntity] This is a state the comes before the Passive State. [MEntity] This is a kind of inspiration that continues to return to you in a way that seems to be asking for your attention, inviting you to see something different, but that you must actively participate in as a means to truly bring empathy. [MEntity] For instance, it may come to one's attention on a regular basis that the suffering of animals is unnecessary and that one can make a difference in that suffering, but it would take effort, action, changes. It is just outside of the edge of empathy. It is not that Reflection is missing, but that there is active resistance. This means active embrace would be needed. [MEntity] One might feel a draw toward the plight of homeless children, but be overwhelmed by what actions could possibly be made to make a difference, so it is kept in the realm of Awareness, but not Empathy. [MEntity] Awareness and Empathy are very close together. This is why there can be some confusion about what one "cares about" versus what one does something about. It is the difference between passive and active, empathy and awareness, but all of those things that matter to you are REFLECTIONS. [MEntity] Awareness is not just in terms of suffering, but also in terms of successes and happiness. One can be fully Aware of how one can make a difference in his or her life when inspired by another, but simply choose not to do so. You are AWARE because you see yourself in the happiness of that person, but you choose not to act. [MEntity] Keep this in mind when inspired by both suffering and pleasures; struggles and successes. Empathy is Passive because you are already there. Awareness is prompting you to do something so you can evolve. [MEntity] Do not pit these against one another, of course. They are merely informative. [MEntity] On the more restrictive end of the spectrum of Inspiration, or the Negative Pole, it could be said to be PROJECTION. [MEntity] Where Reflection invites you to see yourself in things and people around you, Projection is when you impose or superimpose yourself on things and people around you. It is no longer about what you see, but about what you wish to see. [MEntity] PASSIVE PROJECTION could be described as OMENS. [MEntity] "You have seen this before so it must mean this again now." [MEntity] If a person is behaving a certain way, it MUST be because his intentions are "this." [MEntity] Because you know this from your own experience, and your experience is all that matters. [MEntity] If it happened to you, then it must be universally true. Or if you have seen it before, it must always mean the same things. [MEntity] You are no longer reflected in something or someone, but you are projected. This Passive side to Projection is prejudiced, biased, invested, and conclusive. [MEntity] This is still Inspiration because it is still about YOU SEEING YOU. You are still seeing YOU in that person or event or thing. But on this end of the spectrum, it is about protecting yourself from your experiences. [MEntity] On this Passive side of Projection, it is about patterns that you are ready to heal. [MEntity] On the ACTIVE side of PROJECTION, it is DEFENSE. [MEntity] Active Projection is when one does not like what one sees about oneself in others. [MEntity] You see a "weak person" and it disgusts you. This is because you see yourself as weak, and it disgusts you. And the best way to keep from being disgusted with yourself is to be disgusted by others. It is an active defense against that which you refuse to heal. [MEntity] You see an obnoxious or inconsiderate person and you are repulsed. This is because you self-monitor and criticize yourself to such a degree that it angers you that someone else might not have to do so, as well. It is unfair. [MEntity] Your Defensive Projections tell you where you refuse to heal. It tells you where you have gained some righteous footing in your wounding. [MEntity] Your Ominous/Omenous Projections tell you what you are willing to heal, but that you still wish for others to do the work of that healing. [MEntity] Your Aware Reflections tell you where you are in your evolution, and what steps could move you forward in this life. [MEntity] Your Empathic Reflections tell you where you have been, and how far you have come, and where you are, even if you have forgotten. [MEntity] Do each of you see these variations in your life? [ViP1] I do Michael [Maureen] Yes [ViP1] although some stand out more than others [LisaC] yes [Claire2] Oh yes. [GeraldineB] Yes, I see that I'm far more Aware than Empathic -- and do see that Projection issue has still solidly in place [DianeHB] Yes [MEntity] We wish to clarify that this map is a matter of information, not a matter for reprimanding yourselves or assessing where you are lacking or should do differently. That is not our point, and that approach would not be helpful at all. Instead, this is information. It can help you to make the choices you wish to make, to take the steps you wish to take, that you are ready to take, and to accept those areas where you may now realize are helping you to heal. [Jana_K] I can clearly understand Defensive Projections [Jana_K] Still catching up with the other ones (I was a bit behind reading the transcript) [MEntity] All of you are wounded. Most of you will be all the way until your last breath and beyond the last life. Many wounds require Review to fully heal. However, the more consciousness you bring to where you are wounded, and how you project that wounding upon others, the more choice you have within a life to free yourself from that, and to move into awareness and empathy. [MEntity] YOUR HOMEWORK: (if you choose) [MEntity] Look at what inspires you in the most common sense of the word. What elates you, lifts you, makes you feel a return to yourself, "inspired." List a few of these so you can look at how these might reflect your evolution, your experiences that have been integrated, and let yourself embrace that vastness. [MEntity] Look at what keeps coming to your attention for making a change. Something gentle, but somehow important. Haunting you in some way without being nagging. Look at what a few of these might be, and realize that these are messages from you, asking you for that one step or action that might shift you into a different perspective, experience, and empathy. [MEntity] Choose one or two, and let yourself make that leap. [MEntity] Look at what you constantly see around that is irritating and agitating, constantly meaning something distracting to you. Let yourself in on the fact that there is wounding here that may need your attention, and it might be time to do the work of that healing, instead of presuming it is someone else's problem or cause. [LisaC] Are we meant to list them here, or just think about it? [MEntity] In those instances where you are ready to heal, it is often only a matter of choice in that moment when you are next triggered. Do you react? Or do you respond? Let yourself be triggered, but unless you are in some way being truly violated, you may simply be able to soothe your feathers and see the experience in a different way. [MEntity] You do not have to know exactly what the wound is, or how it got there, or what to do to heal it. Just shifting the experience will usually begin that process. [MEntity] (Lisa, this is for you to do on your own.) [MEntity] And finally, look at what you righteously stand on as justified disgust or repulsion. List 3 things that "really get to you." These are almost incapacitating in their effects, angering, or depressing, defeating. [MEntity] These are areas where you refuse to heal because you probably have more work to do in that area of your life, or across lives. [MEntity] This can help you to gain insight into your Self-Karma and Karma. [MEntity] Now, before we leave you with all of that, we will return to the point that this is only INFORMATIVE. [MEntity] For example, if you are repulsed and angered by the raping of a child, there is nothing wrong with you. For most of you, this wounding will carry forward through to the last of your lives, as most of you will have had this experience stored in your Instinctive Centers and networked among the species. Some wounding is IMPORTANT. [MEntity] The quadrants of Inspiration are there to help you sort out your experiences, to use them in ways that evolve you, and to use them in ways that help you to help others. [MEntity] So what you would want to do is look at what wounding may be serving you, and which ones are not. Those that are not serving you are probably those that can be healed, shifted, and moved toward Empathy. [MEntity] If your wounding helps you to navigate, then it is serving you. If it debilitates you and incapacitates you, then it is not. [Maureen] Michael, you said: The quadrants of Inspiration are there to help you sort out your experiences, to use them in ways that evolve you, "and to use them in ways that help you to help others". In what ways can we help others? [MEntity] If it is not serving you, it can move into healing. [MEntity] Maureen, if a child is being raped or abused, or an animal is fighting for its life on a factory farm, and there is repulsion at these ideas, then your prompt to intervene is helpful, not just for yourself, but others. Inspiration is always about you, but it can often be about how you can help others to be more of themselves, too. The point is not to aim for apathy, but empathy, so some wounding will always stay sensitive and raw. [MEntity] Repulsions do not have to be toward such obvious scenarios, but about how another makes choices, behaves, affects others, etc. However, in those more nuanced scenarios, one must do the work of assessing whether this Projection is based on beneficial wounding to help you navigate, or if it is simply a deflection from your own responsibilities to make different choices and behaviors, yourself. [MEntity] As a simplistic example, if one has been threatened when walking down a street at night, it is fair to then reconsider a different route the next time. This is helpful and increased your navigational skills. If you, instead, now never go out at night at all, you have probably fallen into a Self-Karmic or Karmic scenario. [MEntity] As Troy has suggested, if any of you would like to discuss a couple of your forms of Inspiration as both Reflection or Projection, you would now schedule 15 minutes with us so that we may focus on that with you. For now, we will leave you with this mapping of Inspiration to help you take a new look at your spectrum of experiences and how you arrange them. [MEntity] Good day to each of you. 11:22 AM 5/17/2014
  4. Janet

    Animals and Us

    This question was originally posted by Kathy on 1/11/08. Some people seem to be especially drawn to having animal companions in their lives and others do not. Is there any correlation between the various roles as to who is going to enjoy/need/gotta have animals in their lives versus not? RESPONSE FROM MENTITY: There is no true correlation that could be used to describe why one fragment may prefer animal companionship over another fragment, beyond a few considerations: 1. Most who prefer companionship with a non-human, which we differentiate from ownership of a non-human, have usually developed the Emotional Center to some capacity that allows for empathy between the self and another species, regardless of Role or Soul Age. The degree of capacity for empathy is less relevant than having the capacity in the first place. In other words, to desire companionship with a non-human does tend to require empathy to SOME degree, but it is rare that an individual with no practicing capacity for empathy can nurture a companionship (with any animal, for that matter). 2. Most who make companionship with a non-human animal a priority are either lacking in other forms of intimacy from human animals, "overflowing" with intimacy in the life to the point of being able to share beyond the species, or both, in that certain areas are lacking, while other areas are flowing. In all of these cases, they are usually marked by its being a priority to have non-human companionship. 3. Many who have not allowed a human to fulfill the Child Position within the Support Circle of 12 will often turn to non-humans as surrogates for catering to that part of the need for support. ALL fragments require to feel needed, wanted, and effective in the life of something beyond themselves and while the point is to draw that position into the life through other Essences, many will find non-human animals a fine surrogate for that experience. Beyond those factors, it could also be said that the older the soul (in Manifesting, not Age), the wider the circle of compassion and empathy, thus leading to ever-widening embrace of all species beyond the self.
  5. November 15, 2001 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [Michael_Entity] We are here. Hello to all of you. We will begin with the requested “Energy Report” as it stands for the 17th through the 30th. As most have noticed, there is very little stability in the world these days, personally or otherwise. This is not due to anything “metaphysical” or supernatural; it is much simpler: your species is in conflict with itself on a scale that has never been able to be observed so clearly before. This has created a psychic reaction in the world, much like “ripples” moving out from two epicenters: New York City and the area around Kabul. Whether you want to “pay attention” to the events happening or not, you are affected. On a larger scale, this effect is found in strange distractions and bouts of confusing depression or grief or anger or agitation. This is because the effect is generated from a part of you that is inescapably human and feels the deeply moving drama that is happening within your collective. It is not uncommon, especially, for late mature to older souls to “feel the pain” of the species. Empathy and sensitivity is a mark of progress, not weakness. Many fragments have never even considered themselves as part of “humanity” until this event. Older souls can have the difficult path of reconciling their minority within a species they see little of themselves reflected in anymore. This can be a painful and humiliating route for many older souls; to finally admit their love for the very species they may despise. This is in keeping with the larger lessons of the older souls: to comprehend what appears to be paradox. On a smaller scale, this turbulence and instability is simply an opportunity to “shake up” your own world to look at what your new priorities are. Many of you have already decided these priorities and are now living within the path of choices and creation that are stemming from those realizations. We believe we can see, despite the world’s events, that most of the older souls are finding some great gratification in their pursuits. This will continue. Most of you have clarified a position in your life that now only needs your commitment. Depending on your personal energy levels and motivation, you will begin to manifest the very best of what you are seeking to accomplish. There will remain a dichotomy in your experiences with the balancing between processing the world events that create dread and anxiety, and the personal successes of your own life. Many of you feel dread and an ominous weight simply because you “know” the devastation is not over. Many more people will potentially perish and this is deeply affecting. Commend your empathy, process it in your own way, and maintain your focus on contribution to your life in ways that are fulfilling. Over the next two weeks it does appear to be another “spike” in the fears of your people, especially in the United States. We see two revelations coming to the surface and potentially some arrests or deaths that will reveal a great amount of potential destruction was diverted. This will lend a sense of relief or over-speculation. We cannot guarantee your safety anymore than we can predict your disasters, but we can see the energy fluctuating in ways that can be interpreted. This is our interpretation as we see it currently. Overall, the next two weeks do not hold anything more specific than the past several weeks. We simply wish to share a perspective that helps you comprehend what may be happening for you on varying levels. Questions on the Energy Report: [Leela] In the past 2 or 3 days, I have felt what I think is some kind of energy shift. 2 days ago, I was nearly crushed by a sense of inconsolable grief, the next day my boyfriend and I both had dreams about missiles, and then today, I suddenly felt things get somehow, nicer. I suddenly feel that things may get more gentle. What am I perceiving? Am I picking up anything outside of myself? [Michael_Entity] Yes, you are experiencing another Major parallel shift occurring around the 20th. Since most of what the shift is about has already occurred, the shift is simply a means to solidify. The upcoming Nexus is moving most of your parallels into more peaceful and empowering solutions for your current events, personally and globally. The shifts are averaged into a specific day they will most likely make impact on the species or planet, but for many older souls this shift will already be occurring. This will not relieve the feeling of dichotomy in that you have a life of potential substance and success to tend to, while dealing with the mourning and anxiety generated by younger souls, but the long-term focus appears to be freeing. You may believe us when we say that you are in the more peaceful of all the possible scenarios. This will not, of course, tame the drama. [ludmila] I’ve dreamt of birthing twins a couple of times with their lives in danger – does this have anything to do with the current situation? [Michael_Entity] Yes. Many of you are evaluating the varying potential futures or your own past lives wherein you felt similar anxiety. Your “twins,” in this case, appear to be your most distinctly divided perceptions of the world events. The part of you who trusts and the part of you who fears. Their “lives are in danger” as you integrate them. But we can also say this applies to your personal life, as well, since you are dealing with a dichotomy in how you are perceiving unfolding events there, too. This appears to be your way of managing these poles within. You are not required to choose one over the other. That is why you dreamt them as children, and not doors. [Dewliet] Do the potential “revelations” and “arrests” you mentioned previously have anything to do with the most recent plane crash in NY? [Michael_Entity] No. More with biologicals and explosives. [LoriA] Is the death and destruction that you talk about concern the war on terrorism or would that include the earth changes as well? [Michael_Entity] We include “earth changes” as well. For instance, the impact of the recent plane crash in NYC is one of many large groups of fragments leaving the planet without relation to the current larger “war.” Except in that those on that flight were energetically linked to the fragments of the World Trade Center collapses. [Kathryn] Are the fears that you mentioned specific to any one geographic area or part of society, or for the US population in general? [Michael_Entity] Fear is a world truth and many of your fears are shared, currently, regardless of society or geographic location. These fears are more generalized, though they are stronger in the epicenters and “fade” outward from there. We will move to OPEN FLOOR: [Elf] Is becoming a paraverbalist or a paraemotionalist over an average level simply a choice, or do some overleaves make it more effortless? [Michael_Entity] Centering can inhibit these or enhance them. Since Centering is merely a habit, this means anyone can adapt and develop these traits you describe. The Intellectual PART of any Center can encourage paraverbal abilities. The Emotional PART can contribute to paraemotionalism. And the Moving PART can contribute to parabehaviorism. A more accurate terminology for these, respectively might be: Paraverbal, paraperception, and parastrategy. Regardless of your primary centering, if you are able to access the appropriate PARTS, you can manifest these traits readily. What inhibits these is the negative poles of any Attitude. This inhibition may manifest as having no ability at all, or a misuse of the ability in ways that are harmful, such as manipulation. [JNelson] Is there any relation to Mature Soul Shift and the shift to the Aquarian Age or the Age of Horus spoken of in many occult circles? [Michael_Entity] Yes. Depending on the terminology of the teaching, the terms will still describe a shift on the planet that has been anticipated for many centuries. [Anne49] Can you tell us if the anthrax originated in the USA–if it was perpetrated by domestic terrorism? [Michael_Entity] Though not originally from the US, it has been here for some time, it appears. We do see this as related to the “terrorism” you saw manifested in the NYC attacks, though those who initiated it would be more likely claiming their connection, despite the lack of knowledge of the larger network that they exist. It is inevitable that there are smaller networks with idealistic views who align themselves with larger stances; even if they are not connected literally, they are connected philosophically. [Annette] Are we experiencing the opening of another dimension? I sometimes feel like I am experiencing things not of this vibration/dimension, i.e., I see things change or disappear right before my eyes and I’m trying to understand this. Thank you. [Michael_Entity] We would not describe your shifts as “opening of another dimension,” but the older souls may experience inconsistencies in the fabric of “reality” as the consciousness of the species is in such flux. This is not unusual. Depending on your focus within this life as an older soul, you may or may not perceive these discrepancies. Most of our students will see the surprising fluidity of “reality” as it shifts. What you do with that, is your choice. [Elf] You have said that the astrological chart of the moment of conception is more telling than the birth chart. Is there any reliable method of calculating the time one was conceived? [Michael_Entity] By observing the primary physical manifestation of the Body Type, you will know the planet at the Midheaven at birth. This can lend some clarity to determining the rest of the chart. If a Body is primarily Martial, this means Mars was near the mid-heaven, for instance. This can act as an extrapolation for the rest of the chart. Knowing the general time it took for the pregnancy, of course, will lend to that calculation. [silverback] Is the current sense of world unity a herald of a new age for governmental unity? [Michael_Entity] Yes, actually. We don’t believe the world will act as one under a single government, but the tenets of democracy are making their way throughout the world in ways that might help free fragments from oppression. We even see the Monarchy changing its policies over the next 20 years as a result of this. “This” meaning the current world evaluations and impact. [Kathryn] Companion animals take on overleaves of their main caregivers to express personality. Is it likely for one to take on overleaves of an ET if there is strong bleed through, and do they change these overleaves if their caregiver changes? [Michael_Entity] Yes to both questions. The shifts in expression, if an animal changes companions, can usually last nearly 7 months to a year. But we have seen the shift occur within 7 days, as well, depending on circumstances. [SusanSF] I’m feeling an urging, pull desire to get the students together in person, especially the entities. Do you see this happening and in a positive way for reinforcing entity commitments? [Michael_Entity] Yes. Within the next year, most of you with whom you share agreements in the “trueview” community will have met. Across the communities you attend, you will find yourself with most being able to physically meet you next year. Next year, in fact, most of you have Agreements to have a serious physical reunion of some sort. We believe many of you will recognize the “pull” you speak of. Between March and September of 2002, we are arranging many gatherings with most of our students. We will conclude here. Good night.
  6. February 4, 1999 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [FIRST CHAT!] [Michael_Entity] Ok, here we go… Hello everyone… What we'll do is start with the basic “weather forecast” as some of your are used to, and for those who are not, relax, absorb, and explore later… We have set aside some time with Otterly [aka Troy Tolley] for New Students in the weeks ahead and hope to make more of you feel welcome in the Teachings… It looks like more than half of you here are fairly new to the Teachings, at least in terms of our Terminology and application, so we will consider this as we move along… The next few weeks are going to be some of the “best” few weeks experienced this year for most of you Older Souls as you move closer to INDIVIDUAL parallel shifts. This simply means that each of you are projecting aspects of your selves into potential future probabilities. As you do this, a sense of confusion or elation can occur. What we see is most of you leaning toward elation since it is time for a grand clearing away of energies that you have found resolutions for but have been hesitant to release. Over the next couple of weeks you will begin to feel a mild to overwhelming surge of uplifting energy. Your environment will become exceedingly relevant in terms of your internal reflections. What happens OUTSIDE of you over the next couple of weeks gives you clues as to how you are processing your shift. This year is about coming OUT of yourselves, being IN the world,… this next few weeks you will begin to see how this will manifest for you. For you Mature Souls, this will show up primarily as recognizing where you are “significant”. It has been a while since you were actually able to see “positive” feedback from your expressions, but you will begin to find your interactions actually SOUGHT. For you OLDER SOULS,… more world events will be in synch with your own internal pictures [of what could be]. This next year could easily be said to be the FIRST year of experimentation with complete MATURE SOUL consciousness permeating all activities.. even through Baby and Young. ALL will be moving through this field of Inspirational Energy over the next weeks, lifting you to a place where you AND your Essence will be making choices as to how you want to handle this. In particular for Old Souls, animals will be highlighted as you seek your future probabilities. [They may show up] in dreams, in reality, [or] in repetitive symbology around you. MATURE SOULS will seem to apparently highlight PEOPLE in terms of specifically categorized people such as [the] Mentally, Physically challenged, [the] racially or sexually rejected and highlighted folks. Whether in ANIMAL or HUMAN form, whether a MATURE or OLD soul, it is important to recognize [these symbols] when they “stand out”. The ACTUAL nexus period for your Individual shifts won't really begin until late Feb, early March, but these next two to three weeks will seem like “christmas” to the soul in terms of selecting futures. Ok, before we continue… we will take a few questions…. [LE] So how can we work with our essence to chose a future direction? [Michael_Entity] This happens by default… you [as Personality] are never truly disengaged from the process, but here are some things we might suggest: Each moment, of course, is selected from a myriad of probabilities, but when we speak of Parallel Shifts, we are speaking of major shifts that “spin off” relatively NEW realities, not just minor alterations. In this particular shift, you will, according to your reactions to elements highlighted within your EXTERNAL reality, gain clues as to how you will move forward. As we mentioned before, ANIMALS and specifically categorized/challenged people are the symbols for this shift. This means if you find yourself approached in some form over the next few weeks with one of these symbols, your interaction/reaction “tells” how “into it” you are; how willing, at least, THIS version of you would be to SERVICE (which is where most of the energy lies this year). If you “catch” yourself responding with little attention, or have no symbols highlighted, or find yourself BOTHERED, it will be apparent that your future probabilities are still going to be centered on work internally and individually. Little will occur in terms of a shift [for these individuals]. We do not imply that one or the other is more or less preferable, but rather that these symbols will help our Students gain clarity of consciousness in their interaction with Essence and reality [choices] that are normally not as evident. Did this help answer your question LE? [LE] Yes, Thank you. [Michael_Entity] We have only a short while left and being an experiment with you all through this channel, at least, we feel it might be a “treat” for you all to consider any questions, rather than a topic. This, in fact, is part of the experience of the “weather” for most of you as well over the next few weeks; that there seems to be a “break” in your “lessons”, a respite. Though it is, of course, your choice, we would suggest ALL of you take a day or two to be OUTSIDE before the end of this month. There are many messages “out there” for you to grab… Ok, questions… [S5] I had read in earlier channeling where you said the fragment Adolf Hitler was born a Jew in Israel in 1962 and that it would be a short life. I was wondering whatever became of that life and how it would pertain to burning karmic ribbons incurred? [Michael_Entity] This Fragment managed little in balancing Karma that life, since it was essentially to “take a break”… We do not see this fragment extant any longer. Though it may not “make sense” in light of the activities and Karma accumulated in the lifetime as Hitler, it is still all simply experience. Therefore, it is not essential to repay Karma in a “quick” manner. In fact, most involved with this fragment and his Karma are staying many lifetimes “away” from this fragment until more has been processed within themselves and their own “families”. [S99] A philosopher is asking the question: What is it to be an I? Why would someone ask this question, and is there an answer from your perspective? [Michael_Entity] This is another attempt within the Human Context to make complexities out of simplicity. There is value in asking this question and this event has done more to spark this question for OTHERS than it will accomplish as an experiment in and of itself. Why someone would ask this…? We all ask this at some point. It just doesn't usually come with a financial grant. On a minor level this fragment stands more for the “permission” to ask this than anything. [SR] I'm having a sensation of a “cord” attached to my crown and there's another sensation in my scull cap is this me being “connected” tonight or just eye strain? I feel like I've got stage fright. [Michael_Entity] S, this is the combination of all those elements you described. It is a state of Vulnerability as well as Empathy… [SR] I'm amazed at how “subtle” the “deeper levels of mind are to the “psychic”. [Michael_Entity] It is a strange experience to be SEEN in ways that are non-linear and, as well, you sense most of the energies that are moving through this interaction. We would venture to say that a few of you are in this similar state. [K1] Could you offer any specific exercises to help me “get out of the way” and not judge what comes out when I am attempting to channel? [Michael_Entity] Note: we are aware we will not be able to address your questions with any “real” impact, but take these excerpts as points of reference rather than an answer. First, K1, we would suggest asking if the method of channeling you are exploring is actually your forte… then… [K1] good point [Michael_Entity] …upon evaluating and trusting your response, your next most limiting experience might be the “scripting” of what is to “happen”. Many methods and expression of channeling have come to light in the media, but this format is only a small percentage of what the spectrum of channeling actually is. We will work with you… [f1] Are all lucid dreams conscious astral experiences? [Michael_Entity] No, not from our perspective. There are three levels of dreaming: Symbolic, Astral, and Out of Body. There are more details within each of these and how they interact, but we do not have the length of time available to go into them here. Each of these levels could be described and experienced as “lucid”. We can have this as a topic on your lists of suggestions for the future if you choose… [S51] O.K. has this group met-up on the astral plane? [Michael_Entity] Yes,… [S51] I thought so, Thanx [Michael_Entity] In the weeks prior to this event and in the weeks continuing, most of you will “gather” and study. What most of you will see in dream state is each other in symbolic form, an ACTIVE but elusive group of figures mostly. Another topic worth exploring in depth. [LE] I know it is possible to wake from a conscious astral experience (AKA lucid dream) into an out of body experience. Keeping the conscious mind awake has a considerable amount to do with this right? I.E., the degree to which the conscious mind is awake. [Michael_Entity] “Conscious Dreaming” in its many layers and forms is not something that is easily manipulated. In fact, the more a person tends to “practice”, the more elusive this state becomes, much like gripping sand. One of the most effective entrances to Lucid Dreaming has always been through more of a KNOWING than through “techniques”. [LE] Yes. Most of my haven been spontaneous just because of the desire and that I “knew” the do happen. [Michael_Entity] “Keeping the conscious mind awake” (we are assuming through various techniques) moves you more into a state of anxiety and Instinctive reaction than into a Higher Centered realm. The reason techniques have proven successful in many instances is [because] once the Instinctive Center has made the “jump”, you can literally be INSIDE your own Akashic Record (your Instinctive Center Reality). This is why many books have been written about the “dangers” of the Astral; it is simply Instinctive Fears and realities manifesting “willy nilly”. [a5] Does a fragment lose some of it's ET’s essence if the ET is incarnate? [Michael_Entity] In what way are you referring to the “loss of Essence”? [a5] I'm Server/Sage, my ET is my son. I'm more Server than ever now. Is this because he is incarnate, or my duties as a mom ;). [Michael_Entity] We understand. Obviously this will be a combination of factors you described, but we see that you have found a place that actually RECIPROCATES your energy in your son, your ET. That is part of your on-going lesson, actually: Recognizing WHERE your energy and actions actually are “useful” and utilized, rather than being exploited or “serving” just to serve. Another factor, a5, in the experience of being more “SERVER than ever” is that you literally are. You are manifesting higher degrees of Essence through your body and into your world. You are more in alignment with Essence now than before your “mirror” (your ET) allowed you to see the value in your expression. ok… we will see you all at later chats. Before we go, we will remind you of your own status as our teachers. We do not engage in this activity as a one-way adventure. And with that… we will head out.
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    Ask Michael - October 5, 2014

    Ask Michael Live Chat October 5, 2014 Channel: Troy Tolley 12:22:07 PM ClaireC: Hello, Michael. There have been studies conducted on the power of group prayer and meditation that would indicate that sick people who are prayed/meditated for have higher recovery and healing rates than those who do not receive prayers. Can you explain what is happening here, are the results of the studies incorrect or is it truly beneficial to pray/meditate for someone who is seriously ill? MEntity: The context of the kind of "prayer" and "meditation" has a profound effect upon the outcome of such studies. First, if there are religious elements involved, the effects are often quite contrary to beneficial. If the recipient is aware of the prayer, there can tend to resignation to some idea that some power will save the day. This resignation is different from the surrender that one might have to the trust of medical care or nurturing. Resignation is a disconnect from the life force. So religious prayer is often more harmful than beneficial. MEntity: If the fragment is not aware of the prayer, it has little effect. ClaireC: How about TM? ClaireC: That's not religious. MEntity: When "prayer" and "meditation" is moved outside of the realm of religious resignation to a higher power for saving the day, then there can come to be some benefit. If the recipient is aware of the intent of another's prayer or meditation, the Personality may allow in this subtle networking of nurture. MEntity: This subtle networking will never override the individual's capacity for healing, nor usurp it, or impose healing, but the individual can harness that nurturing for the sake of healing. ClaireC: I'm thinking more in terms of the patient "receiving" healing energy. MEntity: If the individual is not aware of the intent of these more beneficial prayers or meditations, there is little effect. MEntity: The patient never truly passively "receives" healing as much is the patient lets the network of nurture become a kind of safety net of strength and support. MEntity: In other words, kind words of encouragement directly to the fragment vs informing the fragment that kind thoughts and feelings are similar. MEntity: What happens when there is benefit is that there is Cording, and the Cords (energetic bonds of resonance/communication among fragments' chakras) act as a safety net, but not as miracles. MEntity: It should be noted that one cannot cause illness or harm from "prayer" or "meditation" either. MEntity: If one's well-being were so easily affected by the thoughts and feelings of others, many would not live long. 12:42:31 PM cfalde: Diane posted a channeling a few years ago about improving eyesight in later years. You stated in there that those born with poor eyesight were beyond that discussion. Please briefly discuss. MEntity: Some eye conditions are a result of poor light, poor muscle strength, improper use, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, overuse, repetitive conditions, etc. so these can often be helped and even reversed. However, those with genetic conditions may not be so easily helped with mere vitamins and exercise. It would be the equivalent of saying that a person born with no leg could grow a leg just by taking a vitamin or dancing more. It does not work like that. cfalde: True. MEntity: However, there are improvements to altering even the effects of one's genetics, and as these improve and one has access to the capacity for altering these, then one is not confined by those genetics. MEntity: In that case, one could seek out competent professionals who are offering benefits of altering the effects of genetics. At this point, there are few options, but they are improving. MEntity: Replacements of parts of the eyes seems to be the most common possibility at this point. cfalde: lasik and other therapies too. MEntity: Correct. 12:50:46 PM Janet: When a nexus occurs and parallels merge, what is the effect on the memory of a personality who existed in both parallels? Are any memories lost or changed due to the merging of parallels? Or would the merged personality retain memories of experiences from all original parallels? MEntity: Janet, all memories remain intact, but depending on the more immediate necessity and environment, one will transpose over the other. In other words, whichever memories serve the new timeline best will come to the surface. However, there are times that may come later when a conflicting/contradictory memory will come up, and this can be perplexing. It is not a "perfect" system because all memories need to be accessible for the variations of choices. Janet: Oh that’s what I thought — that choice was still key. MEntity: If one set were to be wiped out, it would not be fair to that parallel Personality, but because these remain intact to some great degree, they can come to be bizarre artifacts in memory. MEntity: Some illnesses of memory, such as dementia, can bring up a multitude of parallel memories that seem random and conflicting. MEntity: But are, in fact, often quite "real." 12:58:29 PM Maureen: I've been wondering recently whether or not one can have true (not blind or naïve) acceptance, without "understanding" (...of whatever). Many of us, not just those of us with the Goal of Acceptance, would like to learn how to best, or to better, move towards more Acceptance (+pole Agape). Also, I’ve been noticing how it feels to accept or to not accept – when I experience “acceptance” it feels more expansive and open-ended while non-acceptance feels more conclusive or closed. Your comments please. MEntity: There are 9 Circles of Acceptance that help one to understand the variations in how one learns to Accept. The outermost, or 9th Circle, is the most anonymous and "blind," with a sense of allowance for differences, distance, difficult variations and obstacles to intimacy. For example, you do not have to know every fragment from a culture you have no sense of resonance with to accept that these are "people, too." MEntity: As the Circles grow "closer" to the center where you are, then the importance of intimacy, resonance, and understanding grows. MEntity: It is not that it grows so much as it simply becomes more personal. MEntity: It is still intimacy, understanding, and resonance when acceptance comes in the 9th Circle, as well, but it is from the broadest grounds of empathy you have. MEntity: You can accept that people who are vastly different, far, and stranger to you are still Human and that you are related in such a way because you know you are Human and that you are also strange, distant, and different from others, too. MEntity: The Positive Pole of Agape for Acceptance translates into an "affection." MEntity: One can only have affection for that which is accepted. MEntity: All fragments outside of your 9th Circle will not have a sense of affection about them or for them. MEntity: Every fragment can only truly accept into the 1st Circle one to three fragments at a time, but this does not mean one is not accepting. There are 8 other Circles where one arranges one's capacity for acceptance. MEntity: For those with or without the Goal of Acceptance, the aim for Agape/Affection is always relevant. To do so, one would always seek to choose any possibility of empathy over defense. MEntity: Choosing empathy does not mean condoning, and choosing empathy does not mean putting someone in your closer circles of acceptance. But even if that person can be put into your 9th Circle, you are doing well. 01:19:56 PM brian_: Hello Michael, could you please give a larger description of the Solar body type nature? MEntity: The Solar Body Type Nature is as equally consuming as it is giving. It is a delicate economy of taking and giving. There is a kind of transparency in the Solar Body Type that prompts it to find and fulfill identity in or through those who "orbit" about her or him. MEntity: They can be experienced as a constant source of energy, enthusiasm, and delight or as a volatile and overwhelming heat that must remain distanced. MEntity: Aside from the Lunar Body Types, these are the most immature and underdeveloped of the Body Types, in that there is a kind of dependency upon other Body Types for the sense of position and place. MEntity: The Solar Nature can be as child-like and innocent as it can be childish and temperamental. MEntity: Because the Solar Body Type can be so attractive as a source of energy and enthusiasm, they can also be subject to great projection and expectation by others. MEntity: The Solar Nature tends not to be able to hide very well in a life because of the equation of giving and taking in relationships, events, experiences, etc. There would likely always be those who expect of the Solar Nature, and the Solar Nature may find she or he expects of others. MEntity: Because of the rather consuming nature of Solar, its presence is often rather minimal in any combination, only serving as an Active/Positive redirecting of energies for variation of combining planetary influences. 01:40:15 PM Kurtis: Hi Michael, I'd like further elaboration of the Saturnine Nature please, much like last time with Venusian and Jovial and this time with Solar. thanks MEntity: The Saturnine Body Type is the only other Active/Positive body type, and as such is quite focused on rather optimistic, broad visions of DOING. It is correlated with the Priest for this reason. Those with a Saturnine Body Type in Nature will tend uphold grand visions against which all of existence is measured. This generates within them a rather painful streak of demanding perfectionism. MEntity: Saturnine Nature often almost desperately craves a sense of vertical movement, growth, change, evolution, and so even when the life is without challenge, there is a constant barrage of interpretation that there is challenge. MEntity: Even if the body is not tall in terms of a Saturnine Appearance, a Saturnian Nature will bring a sense of "tallness" to the perspective of the individual so that there seems to always be a towering ideal that is carried above the heads of everyone around the body. MEntity: The Saturn Nature can easily fall into a kind of sanctimonious stance in the life, if not careful to consider if his or her challenges are valid. MEntity: The Saturn Nature will always do well to determine if he or she is being challenged, or if he or she is simply being challenging. 01:58:21 PM MikeClev: Could you please expand our knowledge about Saturnian as Health Body type? Thanks. MEntity: The Saturnine Health aspect of the Body Type comes in relation to the anterior pituitary, which, like the Nature, can be regulator of growth, or stunter of growth, or an accelerator of growth. MEntity: In its healthy states, Saturn helps the body to manage all functions related to growth, including reproduction. This gives the body a great range of endurance and longevity due to this management of energy and hormones as they are used by the body. MEntity: In its unhealthy states, Saturn can move out of regulation and into inhibition or overproduction, which leads to issues of instability in the infrastructure of strength in the body. This can show up as high levels of stress and even bizarre and distracting sexual urges and compulsions to help "burn off" the energy. MEntity: Unhealthy Saturnians tend to carry about a kind of "seething" range of unexpressed anger that can wreak havoc on the body. MEntity: In healthy states, it can be one of the most productive body types of all, as it can endure great treks of focus in the use of the intellect, body, and/or emotions. MEntity: But because of that durability, the Saturnine Health can end up having to learn how to say no, how to be clear, and own his or her strengths AND weaknesses. MEntity: Or there can come to be cumulative consequences on the health. 02:07:45 PM Carlotamaria: Hi Michael, I would like to ask if you could explain the Love Monad as completion of a Heart Link. MEntity: The Love Monad can take as many lifetimes as it takes and is under no restriction for timing. For the Love Monad to be completed, the fragments involved will revisit in symbolic (and something literal) terms every Monad that has led up to the Love Monad. So the fragments will revisit the Master/Slave, Slovenly/Meticulous, Matedness, Parent/Child, Hopelessly Loving/Hopelessly Loved, etc. MEntity: These passages through the ingredients of experiences that are leading toward full, unconditional love, would come as arguments, misunderstanding, impulses, compulses, all moving the relationship through toward a full embrace of the best and worst of one another, as well as the self in relation to that person. MEntity: Eventually, the Monad comes to a close when each has come to realize that there is nothing that "matters" more than the truth of the other's existence. MEntity: In other words, all of those experiences came and went, but each of you stayed as a consistent element of existence, and this is truer than the temporary dichotomy of any version of your relationship. MEntity: We will conclude here for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
  8. Michael Speaks: The Darkness Among Us December, 26, 2015 Hello to everyone. We are here, now. We can begin. We have been asked to discuss how one might navigate what seems to be the overwhelming "darkness" that can come from personal and collective events in your world. First, we will say that nothing we will say today will change the world, but what we can share with you today is a way to change how you see the world, and more importantly, how you see yourself IN that world. What we share today can help you to not only change how you see the world, how you see yourself in that world, but how you act within those parameters that are meaningful and practical to you. It is fair to describe the effects and forces in the world as "darkness," if that term is intended to describe a force or experience of limitation that challenges your force or experience of "light," or choice. In other words, if choice = light, and interference of choice = darkness, then the terms are fair. However, if the terms are synonymous with "good" and "evil," then the terms are useless. For there are forces that interfere with choice, and there are consequences that are experienced because of that interference, but these can rarely be simplified into terms such as good and evil, but the terms light and darkness are neutral. For many, the day (light) allows far more freedom and choice than the night (darkness), but neither of these would be considered good or evil, but simply more useful parts of each day and quite natural. We share this distinction because one of the first things one must do if one seeks clarity, effectiveness, and peace while navigating the forces of the world, one must resolve the apparent conflict between these forces. Understanding that night is not competing with the day, that the night does not swallow the day, and that the day can never truly destroy the night frees you from one of the first layers of intensity and stress that the navigation of life can bring. When you were younger souls, you may have thrown rocks at the moon to stop an eclipse, but you know now that you are safe, that there is a natural cycle, that you are not losing your Sun. As you grow older, the fear of an eclipse moves from the sky to your political and social arenas. You fear that the darkness is taking over the light, and your reactions are about as effective as throwing rocks at the moon. The truth is that the world will never be free of darkness, or "bad" people, or karma, or inconveniences, or destructive forces. But equal to this truth is that the world would be in no better position if there were no more nights, no more cycles, no more interferences to the broad light of day. What we shared here is the broadest context with which you can understand the dance between light and dark, between the forces that seem to benefit and the forces that seem to harm. You must have this greater context as a means to then focus more specifically on the details. Understanding this broader context does not mean permitting harm, but it does allow you to reduce the broad notion that all darkness is harmful. It is also helpful to remember that not all light is beneficial. Both darkness and light are neutral, and the effects, consequences, and experiences of these are dependent upon relativity, intensity, and proximity. In other words: your world would burn if closer to the Sun... Consideration of Relativity, Intensity, and Proximity leads us to the next important layer to explore in regard to navigating life/darkness/light. As you grow older, your empathy evolves, rises, expands, and encompasses more and more of life. Empathy is vital for evolution of consciousness. Without it, you do not evolve. It is impossible not to evolve one's empathy, but one can certainly stall or halt it for a while. Hand in hand with Empathy comes Sensitivity. Keep in mind that we say "hand in hand." Empathy and Sensitivity are different things, but they tend to be drawn to one another as tools for those who seek the path. Before one begins to evolve in one's Empathy, one tends to increase one's Sensitivity. Sensitivity tends to come from experience, and a great deal of experience that fuels Sensitivity is wounding. This is one of the reasons even an older soul will draw the line and halt or stall in one's increasing capacity for Empathy. This is because Empathy begins to equate Sensitivity equating Wounding. In other words, it hurts to care. What the older soul must, eventually, grasp is that caring FEELS GOOD. Empathy FEELS GOOD. Compassion FEELS GOOD. Sensitivity does not always feel good, but it is the tool used down the paths of Compassion, Empathy, and Caring. Returning to the concepts of Relativity, Intensity, and Proximity, it can change everything for you to remember that IF IT IS NOT HAPPENING TO YOU, THEN YOUR EMPATHY, CARING, and COMPASSION are not there to make you feel bad about or for others, but to motivate you to help. If you feel bad about events in the world, you care, your compassion is there, and your empathy is intact, but if you do nothing, or feel you can do nothing, or you make it about your sensitivity/wounding, then you will feel bad. 99% of what one feels overwhelmed by, upset by, angered by, frustrated with, etc. is not actually happening to you. This is not to say that you are not a part of the picture, or that you are not affected by events and forces well beyond your personal space, but that you are in a position that allows for greater choice and action than you realize or choose to implement. If it is not happening directly to you, then you can let your sensitivity lead you to Empathy, Compassion, and Caring in ways that feel good. And by "feel good" we mean that you can either make a difference, or acknowledge that you cannot make a difference. If you can make a difference, then make a difference. If you cannot, then you must trust those who can, will. For example: If you are overwhelmed by the mentality being fueled by the Young King known as Donald Trump, you can make a difference with your educated vote, or if you cannot vote, then you can encourage those who can vote to cast an educated vote, or you can focus on the trust you must extend to those caught up in the experience who are closer to it. If you are concerned about climate change and its long-term and short-term effects, then you have more immediate choices and actions you can take to participate in helping to reverse or alleviate the momentum of this force. If you are upset by the murder of a family by a father who "snapped," there is very little you can do to have prevented or helped with that scenario. If you are upset by a recent bombing that has occurred, or a recent mass shooting, you cannot always make a difference to have prevented these, but you must then decide if you can help, how you can help. And if you cannot help, you trust. If it is not happening directly to you, then you must consider if you can help, and if you cannot, then you must trust. And, finally: you cannot help everyone, every time. But you can always care. It becomes much easier to care, even if you cannot help, when you have helped where and when you could help. The world is neither overrun by darkness or fighting to sustain its light, but you are learning to care, and how to care without being consumed by your own wounding. When a Higher Moving Center or Moving Center are involved in a year's Overleaves, or in an event or person's overleaves, then the tendency for Martyrdom and Impatience can run high. The dance between Victimhood and Intolerance can be quite painful. There can tend to be more collective commiseration of frustrating world when these Centers/Chief Features are involved. When collective commiseration displaces collective help, the overwhelm and anxiety is perpetuated. Rather than add to the collective commiseration, you can harness your caring and share ways for others to help, if there are ways to help. When you share solutions, you increase the probability for your caring, and someone else's caring, to make a difference. If you do not know of any solutions, then asking for solutions can be as helpful as offering solutions. Commiseration can serve to bring people together, but if it ends with only commiseration, then the darkness of the world is not the concern of these individuals. It is their personal wounding that they seek to heal. If you find that you simply commiserate without any effort to help, then you are probably looking for help for yourself. And this can be quite a relief to understand about yourself. Because then you can get on with the more honest search for help, rather than the gamble of hope for healing through the pain of others. When you realize that it is your own wounding you seek to heal, you can then allow that healing. Not only does the world then begin to be brighter, but your load becomes lighter as you share it with honesty. So if something "bad" is happening directly to you, in close proximity, and with intensity, then you must ask for and allow help. We have covered a great range of concepts for our students to consider when pondering the overwhelming darkness that can seem to be in the world. Our intent is to help you to move away from throwing rocks at the moon, and knowing when and how you can make a difference. Because you do make a difference, even when you choose not to make a difference. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN ************ Yes, Brian. Brian: What techniques or exercises might we use to expand upon having sensitivity, empathy, and understanding? BE ALIVE. If you are alive, you are already immersed in technique and exercise for expanding your sensitivity, empathy, and understanding. However, we will say that as with every other "muscle" that is increased in strength, there can be pain along the way. Those who actively exercise tend to recognize that there is "good" pain. In our teaching, we tend to differentiate Friction from Resistance. What most experience as "bad" pain is Resistance. "Good" pain is Friction. Friction is the range that includes challenges, difficulties, obstacles, and the coming together of forces against one another to create an experience. Friction tends to build upon itself, bring expansion and growth, evolution, fulfillment, and pleasure. If one can begin to consider the difference between Friction in life and the Resistance to life, then one can change how one expands in sensitivity, empathy, and understanding. You cannot avoid Friction, and you are almost always the solution to Resistance. Navigating your life in terms of gaining as much as you can from your experiences vs resisting them with anger, frustration, and evasion can be the difference between the imbalance of darkness over light, and the comforting balance between the two. Most of our students do not need to learn how to be Sensitive, but what to do with that Sensitivity. And we will say that Sensitivity is an invitation to make a difference, if you can, and if you cannot, then let it matter that you care. Let it be enough. There are other areas of sensitivity where you can make a difference. You can always care, even if you cannot help. Next, Rosario. Rosario: Hello Michael. I think your answer to Brian's question applies also to mine: how would be the process from "darkness" to "light" in children/people recruited by ISIS militants? First, those who have been recruited would need to want to move away from that "darkness" and into "light." If they have been recruited through brainwashing by choice, then they have determined that there are solutions to their pain in what you describe as "darkness." When someone is brainwashed by choice, the only thing that can make a difference for that individual tends to be in the presentation of even more effective relief from their pain. In those cases, education, information, opportunity, etc. tend to be the means by which one can move from a darker place to a lighter place, if you will. When someone is recruited through mindfuck, then intervention tends to be necessary. Mindfuck is karmic and compelling, so even when intervention is offered, the person may reject the help. You may or may not have the means through which to help those who are recruited through brainwashing or mindfuck, but both require clear paths of information, addressing of pain and needs, and options for solutions. Those who are recruited entirely by conscious choice fall into the brainwashing category in terms of what would be necessary for help in expanding their choices and inviting different actions from them. Rosario: I see. Keep in mind that many who are labeled as "terrorists" are often just crude versions or reflections of greater superpowers who have become more refined at the same behaviors and actions in the world. The line is rarely distinct in the greater scheme of things. Next, Sevemanalo Sevemanalo: I'm wondering how what you've said today on light/darkness, can be applied to social justice work such as anti-racism work or youth rights? It can be applied in terms of doing what you can if you are able to help "from the outside," and allowing help if you are on "the inside." If you are directly affected by racism, then you must allow help, and if you are not directly affected by racism, but care, then you can help by asking how you can help, and listening to what help is needed. In cases where racism is addressed, it is vital that the request for help is seen as a strength, and that the offer of help is formed through listening to the requests. Next, PaulyBoy PaulyBoy: Hi Michael Entity. Most of us probably have some family or extended family member who is wrapped up in "Trump Mentality." To quote from earlier: "If you are overwhelmed by the mentality being fueled by the Young King known as Donald Trump, you can make a difference with your educated vote, or if you cannot vote, then you can encourage those who can vote to cast an educated vote, or you can focus on the trust you must extend to those caught up in the experience who are closer to it." How might we approach "encouraging those who can vote to cast an educated vote" when topics of "religion and politics" are often off the table when talking with family at gatherings? How might we approach this in a way where we might actually "get through" to some folks, and not just alienate them? Is this a matter or just letting them "make their mistakes" or "having their experiences and consequences?" and there's only so much we can do? Or do we have to let "them" come to "us," like you have to wait for the question to be asked? Wearing political-messaging t-shirts seems likely to provoke a fight without much of a discussion... I seem to be having some trouble with the question, so I hope the question is coming through, even if it somewhat conflicted and confused inside of me. "Gentleness, healing, song, and story" just came to me, and "be an example." I'm not sure if that was you or me or something else there. Maybe I just answered my own question for me. None the less, I am curious what your extended thoughts are on "reaching out" to folks in the Trump Mentality. Thanks! You can only invite education and choice; you cannot force or impose these things. We have learned this, ourselves, by working with all of you over the past 5,000 years. If you can have a conversation, then have the conversation. If you cannot, then you cannot. PaulyBoy: That is so simple it makes sense, even if I'm making a funny face and cracking up But the most effective way you can communicate in those instances is to A) know your facts B) reduce your reactions, and C) to offer the insight, not presume it should already have been gained. If you cannot pull off all three of these, your effectiveness diminishes relative to the strength of these three keys. PaulyBoy: Ooo, that last one really stuck out (not presume it should already have been gained. We are losing focus through Troy tonight and must conclude here. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
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