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Originally posted by Maureen as a private blog From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Michael, we know of 3 Levels/Rings of Truth, Personal Truth, Global Truth, and Universal Truth, and you have spoken of a 4th one, Community Truth, between Personal Truth and Global Truth. Are there more? Are there 7 Levels/Rings of Truth? MEntity: There are different ways we can elaborate upon the 3 Levels of Truth. Here, we will offer this angle: Each of the 3 Levels of Truths could be said to have 3 components, or means of expression. Truth is an Expressive quality in the universe, so Truth shows up through expressive means. For Personal Truths: HONESTY, SINCERITY, and INTEGRITY. For Global Truths: COMMUNITY, NATIONAL, and PLANETARY. For Universal Truths: BODY, MIND, SOUL. Each of these 3 components corresponds to Truth, Love, Energy. These components are under the umbrella of the larger Tier of Truth. We can elaborate upon this further in other exchanges. Maureen: Michael before you close out, would you clarify where Truth, Love and Energy "fits" for each of the components? For example for Personal Truths I think this would fit: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy MEntity: That is correct. Respectively, for each: Personal Truths: HONESTY: Truth SINCERITY: Love INTEGRITY: Energy Global Truths: COMMUNITY: Truth NATIONAL: Love PLANETARY: Energy Universal Truths: BODY: Truth MIND: Love SOUL: Energy From an ASK MICHAEL on July 6, 2014 Maureen: Michael, I can see how Personal Truths line up: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy, but I'd like your take on how Global Truths and Universal Truths line up with Truth, Love and Energy. The one that I'm having the most trouble reconciling is the Global Truth of NATIONAL that lines up with Love. I'm not sure how that fits as many of us Older Souls don't see “Love” of a country or being nationalistic as fitting in with our larger view of “the world”. If there is time, would you provide a short explanation for the Global Truths and the Universal Truths so we can see how they align with Truth, Love and Energy? If not, just an explanation of the Global Truth, NATIONAL: Love, would be appreciated. MEntity: Nationalism/Nationalistic is not the same thing as Love for one's country. The former tends to be built upon notions of superiority, whereas the latter is built upon gratitude, nostalgia, and appreciation. When one tends to one's home, it can be from notions of superiority to one's neighbors, or it can be from the sense of importance to nurture one's space. This is true on the National scale, as well. The people of a Nation are benefited when there is Love of those peoples. This can be a dividing line in Politics, for example. Self-preservation based in superiority, or nurturing on a grand scale for as many as possible. However, keep in mind that our response for corresponding Truth, Love, and Energy to the variations of truth within each category of truth, is only for convenience, not from literal representation. It may be more accurate to see these as Axes, not as specific terms. So, for example, Honesty is Expressive, Personal Truth. Sincerity is Inspirational, Personal Truth. Integrity is Active, Personal Truth. Remember that Truths are relative here. Community is Expressive Global Truths, or how a Community expresses, represents itself within the spectrum of how other communities do so.; National is Inspirational Global Truth, or how a people of a nation feel about their place on the planet among other nations; Planetary is Active Global Truths, or how a planet of people behaves in relation to other planets/off-planet life. We think we have expanded on these enough for now, but we can further clarify these in further discussions. Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See: The 3 Components of The 3 Levels of Truth
This question was originally posted by Jon on 10/26/07. There seem to be two main theories as to how the universe works. Some say that we create the universe with our consciousness & belief. Others believe that the universe follows certain laws which we have no control over, and that everything is predetermined. I have personally experienced manifesting (seeing is believing), but I also know that Gravity existed long before anyone believed in it (and I don't become weightless if I stop believing in gravity). My question is: Are there universal laws which our beliefs do not affect? • If so, is choice just about how we navigate these laws or is there still some aspect of creation involved? • If not, then why do these "Laws" seem constant throughout the universe (even in places we did not know existed until recently? RESPONSE FROM MENTITY: Your questions correspond to the concepts of the three spheres of Truth: Personal, Community/Global, and Universal. Personal Truths are those truths that are flexible and varying among fragments, such as the preferences for certain temperatures, or the preferences for certain flavors, or the preferences for certain spiritualities, etc. These Personal Truths may change over time, or remain fixed, but they only have bearing on the individual who has developed these Truths. Community/Global Truths are those truths that exist in place for a particular group of consciousness and/or for a planet, such as the experience of what is called "gravity," or the Sun, or the measurement of time and space, or the reality of photosynthesis, etc. These Truths exist with or without Personal Truths supporting them. For instance, a Personal Truth may be that the Sun revolves around your Earth, but it will remain a Global Truth that the Earth, in fact, revolves around the Sun. Universal Truths exist across all forms of existence, regardless of planetary system or plane. Universal Truths are concepts such as Truth, itself, Love, and Energy. These exist with or without the Individual's belief in them; with or without a Global emphasis or realization in them; and exist beyond your current concepts of existence. No matter "where you go or what you know," Truth, Love, and Energy will exist. In light of that, and in a more direct response to your question, it is a universal truth that your universe is created by consciousness, but that your experience of the universe is created by your beliefs and intentions. Your universe as created by consciousness does not mean that you are generating your entire universe from the individual stance of one lifetime and one personality, but that your consciousness is part of the consciousness that created the general "laws" that are in place for this particular universe before "you" got there. Once "you" are present within that creation, then it is a matter of creativity and navigation within the playing field that is already in place. In other words, yes, Gravity is a global truth, but creativity and navigation have allowed for freedom within that important truth, giving flight to humans beyond the "law" (or more accurately, the "theory") of Gravity. In the same way that a wall might be in place on a path, so are global truths and universal truths able to be encountered, either as obstacles that halt navigation, or as tools themselves for a greater, creative navigation. Another example may be that of "manifestation," which is not a magical tool, but one of harnessing elements already in place within your playing field of reality and creating or navigating in a way that brings to you what you intend. While certain parts of your universe are in place for the sake of structure and embrace, it will never be the case that you are limited by those structures or embraces; you are only limited by your individual beliefs, creativity, and efforts, at least in terms of navigation and experience. Other than simple structures and embraces in place, there is nothing predetermined beyond that. To understand this, consider that a car is a structure and embrace for obvious reasons, but this does not limit your choices or navigation in any meaningful way, but, in fact, may be the very means through which your choices and navigation are enhanced.
ENERGY REPORT SEPTEMBER 2011 2011 Overleaves are: ROLE: PRIEST (emphasized all year) CENTER: MOVING (emphasized all year) GOAL: FLOW (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: CAUTION (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: PRAGMATIST sliding to Cynic and Skeptic (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Impatience/Martyrdom (emphasized Oct - Dec) SEPTEMBER continues the exploration of Pragmatism, with its slide to Cynicism and Skepticism. We have seen most of our students exploring their personal philosophies about the world through this lens, regardless of their Overleaves. Many have opted in to this, and the more who opt in, the more pronounced the extremes are played out. Those extremes between the Positive and Negative Poles are reflected in the individual Personality, as well as the overall “world” of which that fragment feels he or she is interacting. The world will seem to be running efficiently, smoothly, and productively, supported by the capacity to see the other side of the obvious (contradiction, the positive pole of Cynic), and through the gathering of information for making more accurate assessments (investigation, the positive pole of Skeptic), or the world will seem to become strident, dogmatic, and insistent, supported by constant undermining (denigration, the negative pole of Cynic), and accusations (suspicion, the negative pole of Skeptic). In either case, you would be seen as this by your world, or you would see this in your world. Both would be true. When the Attitude is being explored during the year, it means that Truth is being explored. This means the exploration of Personal/Tribal*, Global/Community* and Universal Truths. This exploration begins in emphasis in July, and while each level of Truth is explored parallel to each other, there tends to be a pattern of exploring the Universal, Global, and then the Personal Truths. What this means is that July tends to start off with a broad net of truths being invited into the life so that the more Universal qualities are brought to awareness. This tends to draw together groups, reconnect people, and generally “get people out of the house,” or out of themselves, so to speak. Of course, the prompt to explore Universal Truths reveals where one is in relation to those Truths, and so such concepts as Truth, Love, and Energy (beauty/harmony) are pointed out as either being supported or not. Depending upon that assessment, August will tend to be shaped. August then tends to bring ones capacity for identifying, interpreting, creating, or extracting the Truth, Love, and Energy (beauty/harmony) from the “real world” scenarios that play out on the Global/Community level, either in the world-at-large, or in one’s participation within a community-at-large, or both. Depending upon how one has determined his or her capacity for identifying, interpreting, creating, or extracting these qualities on this level, September is then shaped. September now brings one’s Personal/Tribal Truths into the picture to see how these work with what has been determined as true Universally, and Globally. When July and August have moved through more positive ends of the spectrum, then September comes with an alignment of truths throughout one’s perspective, and to the perspective of you by others. A kind of profound, uplifting, inspiring, and celebratory shift may be felt to some degree, and it may feel similar to nostalgia, happiness, and enthusiasm. When July and August have moved through more negative ends of the spectrum, then September tends to come with a jarring clashing of truths, a sudden necessity to defend a truth, and this is met with either an amplification of oneself into the world to impose that truth, or as a resignation that “gives up” the interest in even understanding or utilizing all of these levels and variations. This year, with the Attitude as Pragmatist, this would be the difference between processing various truths, perspectives, and philosophies in a way that is practical, efficient, and helpful, or in ways that are dogmatic, insistent, and harmful. If the end of August finds oneself amidst clashes, conflicts, defenses, and divides based on perspectives, philosophies, and truths, then September may continue in a way that compounds this. If the end of August finds oneself realizing a sense of harmony, pleasantness, inspiration, and intimacy among truths, perspectives, and philosophies, within and without (to a fairly obvious way), then September will probably continue this in even more obvious ways. For those who wish to resolve the Dogmatic, Denigrating, and Suspicious state to which one’s perspectives, philosophies, and truths have come to be played out within or without over July and August, it would mean overhauling one or more of the Personal/Tribal truths to which one has come to cling, that no longer serves anyone in a way that is to one’s liking. To overhaul a Personal Truth that is no longer serving you, it would mean assessing what that truth is (which is usually quite obvious by this time in the year) keeping it in your awareness, and making choices that are NOT supportive, defensive, or imposing of that truth. In other words, do the opposite of what you would normally do; choose to hear the opposite of what you would normally hear; respond in ways that support a different truth, instead of reacting to the one that no longer serves. When Pragmatism falls into the Negative Pole, it is always resolved by “doing, thinking, feeling something different.” To continue in the same way that no longer serves you and/or others, over and over again, is part of Dogma. September would most likely bring this personal scrutiny of these Personal Levels of Truth so that these overhauls can be made, often revealed in the previous months as you compared them to Global and Universal Truths. If one chooses to work with these natural energy patterns of the year, it would mean making choices that support your feeling, being, and acting in a way that is aligned to a higher version of one of your challenged truths to which you have clung for definition or defense of yourself for far too long. If one chooses not to work with these natural energy patterns, the personal path through the world may be less comfortable, more chaotic and conflicted, but this choice is one there for any to make. There are differences between these paths, but they are no different from the paths that one might choose on a mountain for climbing: some may choose to walk together and work together so that the path is more direct and shared, while others may choose to walk alone, and to work alone, because the challenges of the jagged rocks and difficult terrain is exciting. We have no investment in which path to take, as we will see you eventually, anyway. Helpful thoughts over SEPTEMBER might be: 1) A TRUTH IS ONLY TRUE WHILE IT IS TRUE Some of you are carrying around truths that are no longer true. They no longer serve you, your loved ones, your aspirations, your Overleaves, your life, or your Essence. They have become lies. “Lies” (in this case) are those truths which you find yourself constantly in defense of, insisting upon, and maybe imposing upon others as a means to deflect any conflicting evidence. Lies reduce your vision and your perspective, and truth opens your vision and perspective, even if it contradicts you. If you find that you must reduce your participation in the world as a means to retain a truth, it may mean that it has become a lie. 2) LIES ARE OFTEN A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, IN DISGUISE Lies are never entirely untrue. They are often clever ways to avoid the truth, or to avoid a new truth, or to avoid a different truth, but there is always an element of truth beneath the veneer, even if that hidden truth is that you actually crave to be free from the lie. The more one finds he or she is having to tell the lie (the truth that is no longer true), the more it is probably the case that he or she is simply looking for a new truth that makes sense, that frees him or her from the lie. The irony is that in the search, these new truths often come forth freely, in this case in the form of Contradictions or Investigation, but because they are interpreted as Denigration or Suspicion, the lie then becomes reinforced, Dogmatic. If you find that you are insisting on a truth that is no longer true for you (serving you), and extracting from a spectrum of experiences that which only supports your old truth, you may benefit from opening to the Contradictions and Investigations of Cynic and Skepticism that may pronounce themselves around you over September. DATES OF INTEREST September is another month that is “full” of mini-Nexus points, Diverging and Converging, continuing the sense of flux, limbo, sleepiness, agitation, distraction, and disorientation that came with July and August, including the range of strange and severe weather and geological patterns. Major points are listed below. AUGUST 30th through SEPTEMBER 5th - a convergence (merging of parallels) Nexus with an emphasis on communication, clarification, and compassion, drawing together several Political and Social and Personal differences for solutions. Weather and geological extremes will probably continue to play a part in these Convergences over the year. SEPTEMBER 20th through 22nd- another Convergence that builds upon the previous, bringing in more “realities” to a more united core reality. *Personal Levels of Truth often extend into and are shared among those with whom one has designated as one's "tribe," or family; those of like-mind; Global Levels of truth often extend into and are shared among those with whom one has designated as one's social or cultural world, such as a community.
Ask Michael in Live Session Open Floor July 6, 2014 Channel: Troy Tolley [Hani] There are claims made of multiple Essences utilizing the same body by switching in and out over the lifetime. Is this possible? I am not talking about walk in and walk out [MEntity] Only one Essence can ever "inhabit" a body. The body cannot act as a revolving door for Essences. Though one body can have been host to 2 or more Essences across a lifetime, it is never at once, and rarely more than 2. The shift between one Essence to another is often traumatic, or at least done through the exploitation of a trauma, and takes up to 7 years for full transition. It is not a process that is taken lightly. [Hani] I understand, thank you [MEntity] However, the Personality and/or Essence of a body can act as a conduit for as many Essences as it wishes. This is how the Transcendental Soul Manifests. It is only one Essence representing the whole of the Entity, but all of the fragments of that Entity have access to all that is that body's experiences and life. This is, also, how Guides work, and Essence Twins when one is not extant. When there is a Personality who senses fragmentation, it is usually relative to the Personality, not variations of Essences. That Personality is likely compartmentalized, divided, fractured, and has evolved into facets that either lose contact with one another, or revolve as distinct facets around a central core trait. Every Personality has sub-personalities, but for some, these can become distinct facets that have no communication with one another, such as is the case with Dissociative Identity Disorder, but if there is communication, the range can be from "normal" variations on Personality to accommodate various contexts of life, to extreme facets that, while still communicating, identify as separate. [Kurtis] Hi Michael, much like in past exchanges I'd like an elaboration of both Perseverance Mode and Power Mode that can cater to all soul ages, and much like before, an explanation of the - and +Poles as well. [MEntity] PERSEVERANCE MODE is the Ordinal, Action Mode. The Mode describes how one fulfills the Goal, and how one Relates. In its Positive Pole, there is Persistence, and in its Negative Pole, there is Unchanging. PERSISTENCE is the capacity to navigate around, over, and through obstacles, whereas UNCHANGING is the capacity to repeatedly confront obstacles. In Persistence, there is a sense of one's position relative to an obstacle or direction, and these are known to be dynamic. There is awareness that both the obstacle/direction and the one acting can change, evolve, alter, etc. In Unchanging, this dynamic is lost. It is no longer a dance, but a matter of pushing forward or into, and knocking down or clearing a path that has been determined. There is only a sense of direction or movement if that obstacle is overcome. Consider the difference between one amputee who has lost her legs and finds a way to work with her obstacles, while another determines that if those legs are gone, then everything on the other side of that is lost, unless those legs are returned. One is Persistence. One is Unchanging. When one is Unchanging, it is the Positive Pole of the partner Mode, Aggression, that will help to move one back into Persistence. The Positive Pole of Aggression is Dynamism. In other words, there is no division between self and obstacle/direction. They are parts of an equation that describe the paths of life. Both contribute to the path. Unchanging is when one has determined that the obstacle is in the way of the path. Power is Presence, then. When one owns one's presence, or power, there is Authority. This is simply the management of expression in a way that is responsible, considered, and aware of its impact on others. When one depends on others as their source of presence, or power, then it falls into Oppression. This is true on the scale of oppression that one sees regarding minorities or non-sentient creatures, as well as in terms of the self. To Oppress the self is to defer power and presence to the permission one seeks or takes from others. Put another way: To oppress the self is to defer power and presence to the permission for expression one seeks or takes from others. Or, to oppress others is to draw power and presence from restricting expression of others. For one to move out of the Negative Pole of Power, one needs to slide to the Positive Pole of Caution, Deliberation. When this is regarding self-oppression, it is when one chooses a specific way or context of expressing oneself, rather than not expressing oneself at all. When this is regarding oppression of others, it is the ownership of how one has interpreted the expression or presences of others as deliberately affecting oneself, when, in fact, it has not. Deliberation is merely the slowing down of thought so as to be careful in how one experiences or delivers expression. Though we can continue to elaborate upon these, we must consider the queue. [Maureen] Michael, I can see how Personal Truths line up: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy, but I’d like your take on how Global Truths and Universal Truths line up with Truth, Love and Energy. The one that I’m having the most trouble reconciling is the Global Truth of NATIONAL that lines up with Love. I’m not sure how that fits as many of us Older Souls don’t see “Love” of a country or being nationalistic as fitting in with our larger view of “the world”. If there is time, would you provide a short explanation for the Global Truths and the Universal Truths so we can see how they align with Truth, Love and Energy? If not, just an explanation of the Global Truth, NATIONAL: Love, would be appreciated. [MEntity] Nationalism/Nationalistic is not the same thing as Love for one's country. The former tends to be built upon notions of superiority, whereas the latter is built upon gratitude, nostalgia, and appreciation. When one tends to one's home, it can be from notions of superiority to one's neighbors, or it can be from the sense of importance to nurture one's space. This is true on the National scale, as well. The people of a Nation are benefited when there is Love of those peoples. This can be a dividing line in Politics, for example. Self-preservation based in superiority, or nurturing on a grand scale for as many as possible. However, keep in mind that our response for corresponding Truth, Love, and Energy to the variations of truth within each category of truth, is only for convenience, not from literal representation. It may be more accurate to see these as Axes, not as specific terms. So, for example, Honesty is Expressive, Personal Truth. Sincerity is Inspirational, Personal Truth. Integrity is Active, Personal Truth. Remember that Truths are relative here. Community is Expressive Global Truths, or how a Community expresses, represents itself within the spectrum of how other communities do so. National is Inspirational Global Truth, or how a people of a nation feel about their place on the planet among other nations. Planetary is Active Global Truths, or how a planet of people behaves in relation to other planets/off-planet life. In Universal Terms, every single fragment will have a Body, Mind, and Soul, and these are conduits for expression, inspiration, and action, and this is true no matter where, when, or who you would experience. We think we have expanded on these enough for now, but we can further clarify these in further discussions. [JanaK] I have a follow up question regarding the talk on the topic of Reincarnation. It’s about the “stuck” Personalities. There have been a couple of “teasers” throw out, which I would like more clarification on. I will state how I understood it, so please correct anything that I have misunderstood. So if I understand it correctly, what determines whether the Personality is stuck, is whether they do or don’t complete the Review and reunite with Essence. If they don’t complete it and don’t unite with Essence, then they keep literally reincarnating, living through variations on the same lifetime (presumably this happens in separate parallels). They keep doing this, until they evolve enough to be able to reunite with Essence, in which they sometimes need to be helped. You have also said, that in this way they all do get to eventually complete all 7 IMs. Yet, I also thought one can complete Review and reunite with Essence without completing all 7 IMs? Are all personalities stuck until they have lived in some way (parallel or looping) till 7th IM in positive? [MEntity] Here is the distinction we may have not clarified in our initial delivery: Those Personalities that fulfill an Internal Monad in the Positive Pole, regardless of whether the First, the Second, Third, etc. will likely NOT loop, but go through Review and gather on the Astral, being "collected" in the final Level of that Soul Age. Those Personalities that fall into a loop are those that do not complete an Internal Monad in the Positive Pole, or resign to the Negative Pole of an Internal Monad. That Personality will "loop" until it has completed the Internal Monad relative to what it had been trying to complete, and then it can move into Review. However, it is quite common that these Personalities will just continue to completion of all 7 Internal Monads, however many loops that would take. It Reviews, but mostly for the sake of updating Essence. The Personality is not quite capable of full comprehension until there is at least one Personality that has completed all 7 Internal Monads. Then the gathering of all Personalities from the Soul Age compile experiences for Review that launches the Essence into the next Soul Age. Because of the uniting of experiences and processes, then all Personalities that are a part of that benefit and, technically, each completes all 7 Internal Monads relative to their own lives. Those Personalities in a loop will have done so for themselves by this time, and will join the evolution into the next Soul Age, or will remain and continue in their loops, until either the completion of the 7th Internal Monad on their own, or help comes. Each of you will likely have several "loops" that will need to be collected from across your Soul Ages when you get to your 7th Level of the Old Soul Age. [Bobby] Since it's my understanding that after an Entity cycles off that Casting plays a larger part than the Role does, would you briefly describe generally what those of you that are Sage-cast "do"? [MEntity] It is more nuanced than only Casting, with your Casting within the Entity being a contributing factor. In the same way that all Sages will not manifest the same way while incarnating, neither will all Sage-Cast in the Entity. But there will be a common theme of Cardinal Expression. So, regardless of the nuances, those who are Sage-Cast will be those who spread information, communicate, bring levity, offer simple and profound insight. One of the nuances to consider is that the Role then tends to become the function that Casting had while incarnating. So a Sage-Cast Warrior while incarnating might be understood as a Warrior-Cast Sage when cycled off in the Entity. The other nuance would be the Cadence Group and Greater Cadence, of course, as well as Position. But, in general, the Sage-Cast will help tell the stories of the Entity. [ClaireC] Michael, could you tell us where horses are in the hierarchy of the animal kingdom and how their Animal-Companion bond with humans is affected by the fact that they are often "working" animals? Is it any different than trained, performing dogs or circus animals? [MEntity] Though there is hierarchy of intelligence among most domestic or domesticated animals, there is very little difference emotionally. There are differences, but little. The range of intelligence only determines how that species can communicate its emotions, and how it organizes its experiences. This goes for chickens, cows, pigs, horses, birds, dogs, cats, etc. We are going to define "domesticated" as any of those species in captivity with which one can develop a relationship. There are many "pets" that fall outside of that, such as many reptiles or insects, and then there are some that fall outside of the category of "pets" that have evolved relationships with Humans, such as Bees. What the individuals or groups within that domesticated species do only has bearing insofar as how it contributes to their experience of Emotional evolution. Those creatures that are nurtured as a whole tend to evolve faster in their emotional intelligence than those that are not. For example, dogs, cats, and horses have keen emotional worlds that range across a wide spectrum of emotions, while chickens tend to suffer from extreme terror and displacement due to the mass suffering. All non-sentient creatures tend to default to Instinctive methods for managing suffering and pain, and this is for the sake of protection against being seen as weak, vulnerable, etc. to other predators. Even the most intelligent of dogs, horses, cats, pigs, etc. will often refrain from reveal of pain or suffering for that reason. Therefore, working horses who are treated well may feel a great sense of purpose and bonding, while other working horses relegated to strict uses, such as carriage horses or race horses, suffer greatly, even if not in obvious ways. Care and feeding are not all that are necessary for the quality of life for the more emotionally-complex creatures. The more social the species, the more likely the suffering is reduced to strict work and use. Watching horses running freely in a field together versus watching a horse chained to a cart alongside Central Park is all that is necessary to know this, if one is practicing empathy. [ClaireC] "Beast of burden" comes to mind. [MEntity] We wish to be clear that the differentiation between suffering and pain is a matter of time. More emotionally-complex and intelligent creatures can suffer more easily than those that are not. However, the more a creature is exposed to pain, the more it can suffer, even as there is no sense of time. So while a horse or a dog can suffer even when between painful experiences, a chicken that is trapped in terror with injuries and a mutated body is in a constant state of pain, which is its own form of suffering. Animals used for performance, entertainment, circuses, and work often do suffer because most of these scenarios override everything natural to that creature. In cases where work is balanced with care, feeding, shelter, socializing, freedom, expression, and affection can there be the possibility of a "happy" creature. This is true of even Humans. [AnnaYusim] I have a question about St Therese of Lisieux (Born Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin) her book "story of a soul" is a spiritual classic. I have read that its not 100 percent her authentic words is that true?? Also i'd like to know her role, casting and soul age? [MEntity] As this fragment was "sainted," all accounts have come to be embellished for the support of that sainthood. It is true that not all of the words attributed to her are her own. This is not to say they are not in keeping with "the spirit" of her expression, just that embellishments are involved. This fragment is a Priest-Cast Artisan who was 7th Level Young at the time. [royce] marius here: Adyashanti speaks openly about his awakening experiences and i'm curious to know the relationship to this experience of " awakening" and Internal monads. for example if one has awakened in the terms adyashanti describes does one still go through internal monads. [MEntity] If the term is being used as a conclusive state, then it is a misnomer. This "awakening" could be said to be a description of how one completes an Internal Monad, as it is a conscious process of unlearning all that was learned, at least in terms of what was learned that is not serving you. That is what each Internal Monad is: an unlearning. To that extent, each Internal Monad is a process of "awakening," but each awakening is far from conclusive. There is no shortcut through the Internal Monads. Even the oldest and most conscious of fragments must go through them. To teach otherwise is to teach that one does not count as a PART of the whole that is ultimately YOU. [royce] i ask because i hear a lot of " i have no more fear of death" with these experiences at age 29 or something, which sounds like a completely of 6th IM...which seems odd to be there at 30..but that's beautiful to know we always have something to learn completion* [MEntity] Lacking fear of death when one is not confronting it has nothing to do with the completion of the 6th Internal Monad. It is easy not to fear something one cannot comprehend. But when one suddenly feels and knows the impending closure of mortality, it is a very different rite of passage. Even if one has had a close call with death in the middle of the life, it is not the same thing as the closing in on the final call. That close call with death can contribute to the ease of the 6th Internal Monad, but it is not the same as the 6th Internal Monad. The 6th Internal Monad is only valid when the onset of the cause of the exit is finalized. However, even that is not always the case. If one has not completed the 4th Internal Monad, for instance, and has a terminal illness, it will still be necessary to complete the 4th Internal Monad, no matter how distracting the onset of death is.