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NWM - Feb 21, 2015 - 7 Stages of Goal Channel: Troy Tolley 09:14:40 AM MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We will begin. Today we are asked to delineate the Goals in terms of measuring one's progression toward a state of fulfillment. To understand the nature of the Goal as an Overleaf, one must understand that there is no end to it, no final state, no ultimate state. There are only polarities, which describe a more objective state, and then there is your experience of those polarities, which are more subjective states. If there were an ultimate state, a Goal could only be used a few times across a few lifetimes. Because there are objective states, the nature of the Goal can be mapped and understood, but because there are subjective states, the same Goal for different people in different lifetimes can bring very different results and experiences. The polarities you see described by our system is objective. Any Soul Age and any Role can use that map for understanding the nature of the Goal. So, Acceptance will always have Agape as a positive pole and Ingratiation as a negative pole for all Roles and Soul Ages. But what "Agape" looks like, feels like, and IS for the Young Soul is very different from what it looks like, feels like, and IS for the Old Soul, because of the subjective state. And even among Old Souls, Agape can bring different experiences because of that subjectivity. So what we will describe today is an elaboration on the objective state because all of you can use that for understanding where you are in the fulfillment of your Goal. To fully understand the nature of a Goal, you must think in terms of a wheel within a wheel. Imagine a circle within a circle, or a donut, if you are so inclined. The inner wheel would be the mapping of the negative pole. The outer wheel would be the mapping of the positive pole. The space between the circles, or the dough of the donut, is the Goal, itself, or the neutral state. For some of our versed students, this mapping might make sense in that the Positive Pole will always be inclusive of the Negative, while the Negative will be restricted and exclusive of the Positive. There is no way for either pole not to be connected, but one is "inside" the other. The donut HOLE, if you will, is a kind of negative space, then. If we are inadvertently encouraging snacking, feel free to do so; the visuals will help. Bobby: lol DianeHB: LOL MEntity: Rather than seeing the Goal as a progression of steps that lead to an end, the Goal is more like a gear that either runs smoothly, or does not. It is your key to your motivation for the lifetime. It is how you use the fuel of experiences. The inner wheel/negative pole, then, is more like a gear that rotates and has a positive wedge, negative wedge, and neutral wedge. We know we are mixing metaphors and analogies, but it is rather necessary. There is no point in the life beyond the first 7 years when the Personality is not working on the Goal. But there does tend to be a "beginning," and that beginning tends to be within that inner gear, or negative pole. The positive and negative wedges of that inner gear are extremes. They are not polarities, but extremes in terms of how that negative gear/pole is functioning. The positive wedge is how that extreme shows up in the outer world, and the negative wedge is how that extreme affects the inner world. The neutral here is how one either brings balance to those extremes, or gets stuck in that gear/pole. GeraldineB: I really don't understand your analogy of using wedges -- the wheels are a good visualization, though MEntity: We are using the gear within a gear, and the parts of each gear because the fulfillment and experience of the Goal is not linear, and one's extremes "rotate" in terms of experiences from one extreme to another and into being stuck or balanced. The gears are always moving. We will build upon and replace this clunky visual in a few moments, but this is an important part of the foundation for understanding what we will share later. Beyond the negative gear/pole and its internal/external extremes and balance/locking parts, there is the Goal, itself. The dough of the donut. Or the space between the inner and outer wheels/gears. No matter where one is in terms of emphasis on the gears, the Goal is present, in effect. Whether one is in Ingratiation or Agape, it is still ACCEPTANCE. In other words, no matter how poorly one is fulfilling Acceptance or how well one is Accepting, the work is still being done on Acceptance. The outer circle/gear, also, has its extremes, its three parts/wedges that reflect the extremes in affecting the outer and inner world. And the balance. GeraldineB: ok -- I "got" wedges finally -- like a pie-chart -- sections of the round MEntity: Yes GeraldineB: I was thinking of a different type of wedge :) MEntity: NOW. To simplify and streamline all of the above, we ask you to toss all of those visuals aside. The gears and donut were only to point out the circular dynamic of each part, and how these function in non-linear ways. We may return to those visuals, but below will be a much cleaner way of understanding how the Goal is mapped, keeping in mind that it is NOT NECESSARILY LINEAR. Continue with the visual of concentric circles, or circles within circles, and this is the order in which a Goal can best be understood and mapped for personal assessment, We will list from the inner-most circle to the outer-most circle. 1 - INNER NEGATIVE EXTREME; 2 - BALANCE or LOCK; 3 - OUTER NEGATIVE EXTREME; 4 - GOAL; 5 - INNER POSITIVE EXTREME; 6 - BALANCE/LOCK; 7 - OUTER POSITIVE EXTREME What tends to be the progression through a Goal is Inner Negative/Outer Negative, Lock/Balance, Inner Positive/Outer Positive, Lock/Balance. This progression is only in terms of introduction through the Goal, but not a linear path that ends. In other words, one will tend to "enter" through the Inner Negative, and then move to the Outer Negative, find herself Locked in the Negative Pole, and eventually find Balance that moves her into Inner Positive Extremes, etc. but she may now easily cycle back to an Inner Negative extreme. ViP2: Is there an inner balance/lock (number 2) and an outer balance/lock (number 6), which are separate? Or are 2 and 6 the same state? MEntity: Visaish, they are different. When locked, they are separated. When in balance, they are connected. So, for example, if one finds balance between the negative extremes, she can now "slide" into the balance of the positive extremes. It may be more accurate to describe "balance" as "resolution." When there is a lock in place, the Goal functions like a gear that is stuck. Motivation starts to halt, and the effort required for moving forward tends to exponentially grow. ViP2: OK thanks, that helps MEntity: When there is resolution, or balance, the gears move again. Since we have used Acceptance as an example, we will delineate Acceptance, first. Though we expect further elaboration upon the terms shared, we will cover them quickly here so that they are on record. Elaboration can come over time. Corresponding to the concentric circles mapped above, we will delineate each Goal now. ACCEPTANCE Inner Negative = EMPTINESS LOCK/BALANCE = INGRATIATION Outer Negative = DESPERATION GOAL – Acceptance Inner Positive = BLIND PERMISSION BALANCE/LOCK = AGAPE Outer Positive = AMORPHOUS LOVE Before continuing to the other Goals, we will elaborare upon the circles above so that the later Goals can benefit from the understanding. Inner Negative Extreme is the very prompt that a fragment will use to launch into a lifetime of Acceptance. This is Emptiness. The most extreme negative of Acceptance is prompted by a sense of emptiness, no form, and s drive to create or discover that form. This is on an inner level and may or may not affect anyone else. When it shifts toward a negative outer extreme, it shifts into Desperation. Both Emptiness and Desperation are parts of Ingratiation, which is the idea that love must be found, earned, deserved. While Ingratiation is the Negative Pole of Agape, it can either be LOCKED or used as a means of passage into the Positive Pole. It may be helpful to think of this in terms of LOCKED/UNLOCKED rather than Locked/Resolution, but both will work because in order to unlock, one must ACCEPT this state of Ingratiation. As soon as one owns his state of Ingratiation, he is unlocking/balancing/resolving this state. Because he is now moving into a more inclusive state, a more positive state. However, as one progresses through Acceptance, there will tend to be a swing between the extremes of the Negative and into the extremes of the Positive. So as one moves away from Ingratiation, he will tend to leap into BLIND PERMISSION. Suddenly, his capacity to love means allowing himself to be, do, say, act in any way he feels motivated. Everything is excused, permissible, justified. He loses a sense of accountability because he is now "loving himself." And this is true. It IS a form of Agape. It is a form of Acceptance. But it is an inner extreme. He will then swing to the outer extreme of "loving everyone" as long as he does not really know them. Facelessness is one of the easiest ways to love. Again, it is still a form of Agape, but it is an outer extreme. It does not have to do the work of loving. He can then LOCK himself into Agape as Blind Permission and Amorphous Love, never truly knowing the fullness of Acceptance. Agape is unlocked and the extremes resolved when he can love in detail, as well as on a large scale. For some in Acceptance, Blind Permission can show up as loving only one or two or three people without question or accountability, but with no effort or interest beyond that. Many who are in abusive relationships can be locked in Agape as Blind Permission. QUESTION: are each of you following what we are sharing, and is this making sense to you? DianeHB: I think so ClaireC: Yes. AnnH: yes Bobby: mhmmm Janet: I think so. Maybe if you provide the stages of another goal so we can see if we can work it out. Most here have Growth. MEntity: We will move to Growth, then. GeraldineB: I think once started, we're going to need all 7 Goals for our full student body Janet: Well, and at least Geraldine and I would appreciate Discrimination and Dominance for ourselves today. Janet: Oh and Flow for Diane ViP2: I feel that this is making sense for me so far, yes - I'd like to apply what was explained for Acceptance to the other goals to understand more fully MEntity: Growth Inner Negative = ESCAPE LOCK/BALANCE = CONFUSION Outer Negative = RESISTANCE GOAL - GROWTH Inner Positive = STIMULATION/FRICTION BALANCE/LOCK = EVOLUTION Outer Positive = RECOGNITION Discrimination Inner Negative = LOATHING LOCK/BALANCE = REJECTION Outer Negative = IMPOSITION GOAL - DISCRIMINATION Inner Positive = EXPECTATION BALANCE/LOCK = REFINEMENT Outer Positive = RIGHTEOUSNESS Dominance Inner Negative = CHAOS LOCK/BALANCE = DICTATORSHIP Outer Negative = DISTRUST GOAL - DOMINANCE Inner Positive = WORTH BALANCE/LOCK = LEADERSHIP Outer Positive = ORDER Flow Inner Negative = DIVISION LOCK/BALANCE = INERTIA Outer Negative = DISTANCE GOAL - FLOW Inner Positive = DIRECTION BALANCE/LOCK = FREEDOM Outer Positive = CONTRIBUTION QUEUE OPEN: we can now take questions about these delineations, terms, or anything regarding the topic. Bobby: You said: Inner Negative Extreme is the very prompt that a fragment will use to launch into a lifetime of (fill in the blank Goal). Why is that? What is it that prompts this? MEntity: The Inner Negative of each Goal is an inherent quality in fragmentation. As fragments, there will always be these inner extremes. To activate a Goal for a Personality, Essence sets up prompts in the life that will play on those inner extremes as a means to jump start the Goal, the motivation of exploration and experience for the life. Because birthing is a manifestation of that fragmentation, it is easy to access these inner extremes quite early in the life, and even subconsciously. These wane in intensity as Essence evolves, but the validity of these qualities remain and can be used for every lifetime. AnnH: I am perhaps being too literal here. But for example in Growth... The Outer Extreme is Recognition. Whose recognition and how is it manifested? MEntity: In all inner or outer states, the term can be used to describe how you bring that to others, or how others bring that to you. For example, in RECOGNITION as an Outer Extreme, it can play out as either your receiving feedback that recognizes your evolution, but that your evolution is dependent upon that feedback, or it may show up as your evolution depending upon your recognition of the growth of others. In either way it shows up, it is about recognizing that you have grown, that you have evolved. AnnH: How does Righteousness for Discrimination work with this? MEntity: It is an "extreme" because the sense of evolution can often be locked until this growth is brought to your attention. Righteousness is an outer positive extreme because those in Discrimination learn that they truly are often RIGHT. But their idea of what is right can go to extremes in that they consciously or subconsciously shut out insight, input, and challenge. Their righteousness is upheld as a means of Refinement, but it can be locked if that righteousness is locked as the only standard, however accurate it may be. This can be experienced in the other direction, as well, when the person in Discrimination bumps up against the Righteousness of others. That input of Righteousness can either call into question that person's sense of Right, or prompt an impasse if that person's own Righteousness is upheld without flexibility. Are these making sense? Janet: yes ClaireC: They are to me. AnnH: Yes. AnnH: It helps to see the movement--how it slides around and is NOT linear. Janet: In general I think I recognize the states of Dominance. I just want to clarify one thing: For Acceptance you said that to unlock the negative pole, "one must ACCEPT this state of Ingratiation". Did you use the verb ACCEPT because the goal was Acceptance? For example, does the verb change to DOMINATE for Dominance? (Dominate a state of Dictatorship?) Or does the word ACCEPT apply to all? MEntity: The verb changes. Janet: Somehow that seems right. I can’t explain it, but this makes sense to me — at least in terms of my own goal of Dominance. MEntity: We will elaborate: DOMINANCE is the process of learning to use influence and presence. When you are in Chaos or Distrust, you are in extremes and Dictatorship seems to be the answer, or imposing absolute authority. To unlock oneself from Dictatorship, you must INFLUENCE, not CONTROL. You must DOMINATE your Dictatorship, or bring your presence and influence back into the picture rather than locking yourself away from the chaos and distrust through control or absolutes. In other words, take control over your control. Does this make sense to you? Janet: Oh yes. Absolutely. MEntity: We will conclude with this final question, and complete the delineation of the Goals outside of this exchange. ViP2: hi Michael - can you provide similar elaboration for Growth as you just did for Dominance in response to Janet's question? MEntity: Yes, we can. ViP2: Would you, then? :-) MEntity: GROWTH is the process of learning how to create meaning. When you are in Escape or Resistance, you are in CONFUSION. Or, rather, when you are Resistant or seeking Escape, CONFUSION seems to be the answer or solution. CONFUSION is the rejection of the consequences of choice. As long as you are confused, you cannot be held accountable for your choices. That is the theory, at least, when in the negative pole. Confusion can come when one does not like the choices from which to choose, or when one has generated so many directions of choice, it is terrifying to choose. To unlock oneself from Confusion, it can be helpful to GROW UP. GROWTH is all about creating meaning, but there is responsibility in the creation of meaning, so Growth is also about owning one's responsibility. In other words, your confusion is your own, not that of someone else's. Your confusion is yours to resolve, not to use for hiding until someone else makes your choices for you. So if you think in terms of GROW UP, this helps one to make even the most incremental of moves toward responsibility and this is Evolution. Does this make sense to you? ClaireC: Yes, it does. AnnH: Yes indeed. ViP2: Partly, but it feels like a fine line between growing up "from the inside", and growing up based on external/societal expectations. ViP2: Or not a fine line, but something that would require constant attention to not fall into. The latter wouldn't really be growing up, I think. ViP2: The former being growing up based on what one really wants, not what is expected from the outside. ViP2: Otherwise, it does make sense. MEntity: That may be because of the charged phrasing. We are not stating it as a shaming, but as a way to use the term GROWTH as a verb in helping you move out of Confusion. By "GROW UP" here we mean that YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CHOOSE. USE IT. EVEN IF THAT CHOICE IS NOT TO CHOOSE. IT IS A CHOICE, AND YOU OWNED IT. AND THAT IS EVOLUTION. Did that help clarify? ViP2: Yes. I feel that I get that and it is inclusive, and not narrow in focus. ViP2: Yes, thank you Michael ClaireC: Excellent definition of Growing up. MEntity: We know Troy expected a linear delineation of the Goals in a way that could help navigate progress, but Goals do not function in such a way. We think our delineation will help each of you to understand the broad variations of how you have progressed in your Goal, cycled through, moved around, and how better to take actions to your liking and benefit so that your motivations runs smoothly. ViP2: Do the other overleaves/role/casting function in a similarly nonlinear way (for future questions?) MEntity: Each functions differently, and each is worth exploring in their delineation. Good day to each of you. We will conclude here, for today. 12:26:47 PM [Edit: added by Troy - Submission and Re-Evalutation] Submission Inner Negative = INVISIBILITY LOCK/BALANCE = SUBSERVIENCE Outer Negative = OBSESSION GOAL - SUBMISSION Inner Positive = FAITH BALANCE/LOCK = DEVOTION Outer Positive = INVESTMENT Re-evaluation Inner Negative = LONELINESS LOCK/BALANCE = WITHDRAWAL Outer Negative = REPELLING GOAL - RE-EVALUATION Inner Positive = SEDENTARY BALANCE/LOCK = SIMPLICITY Outer Positive = SENSITIVITY
2007 OVERLEAVES Here is our perspective of the energy for the time period of your new year 2007 in terms of "Overleaves." Though energies shift, change, and adapt all year, there is a general energy that can be said to affect the calendar year, at least in terms of your shared reality. Our Overleaves system can be used to describe any collection of energies, ranging from the dynamics of the actual Personality to the general “mood” of a room, society, fictional character, theme of groups, or a planet’s general atmosphere of consciousness. In addition to this, when a block of time is selected, that time frame can be translated into a description of energies based on what we perceive as the momentum of events, consciousness, and choices that will POTENTIALLY contribute to that period of time. The Overleaves for a year, then, are our interpretation of those events, consciousness, and choices as we see that they are most likely to be brought to bear in your world. The more participating one is in “the world,” the more likely these energies will be of concern, though one’s inactivity does not exempt one from world or local energies, anymore than staying inside can take away the fact of a rainstorm. The rainstorm outside can have as much an effect on one inside as on one who is outside, depending on personal interpretations and experiences of that rainstorm. The very basic energy, or basic context, of a year can be described in two Overleaves: the Role and the Center. These two basic energies are those that can contribute to your year feeling "comfortable" or "challenged" during the year unfolding, depending on your own Overleaves and your method of participation in "the world." These two energies are most obvious in the first three months of a year, but their effects will remain steady throughout the year. In addition to these basic energies, the GOAL of the year will become implemented in those first three months, approximately. It can be said that ALL of the Overleaves we use to describe the year are in effect ALL year, but the particular frames of time described below are the "seasonal" emphasis of those particular Overleaf qualities. General “Seasonal” Energy emphasis: The ENTIRE YEAR is based within the energies of the ROLE and CENTERING. January through March implements and emphasizes the GOAL. April through June implements and emphasizes the MODE. July through September implements and emphasizes the ATTITUDE. October through December implements and emphasizes the CHIEF FEATURE. With all of that being explained, we would describe the highest probable energy for the year 2007 with these Overleaves: 2007 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Warrior CENTERING: Higher Intellectual PART OF CENTER: n/a GOAL: Dominance MODE: Observation ATTITUDE: Realist CHIEF FEATURES: Stubbornness While we do not, and cannot, "predict", we can share with you what these energies may mean for you in the year ahead, but first, we will look at the previous year as a means to help put the current year into perspective. Last year started and ended within the context of Emotional energies, following the Higher Emotional energies of 2005. In years described as Higher in Centering, there are events that show up as fairly global in impact and shock, while in years of Lower Centering, the emphasis is usually cumulative and local. With the impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami at the near-beginning of 2005 and Hurricane Katrina later in 2005, the year of 2006 may have seemed fairly quiet. In any year with Higher-Center emphasis, the impact is usually of a global nature, and any Emotional-oriented year tends to manifest itself literally and symbolically through the element of Water. One can see that 2005 was water-oriented in terms of global impact; however, 2006 was Emotionally-centered, yet there were fairly few water-related disasters, or disasters, in general. We would say in response to this observation that the additional Emotional year of 2006 that followed the previous two years of emotional energy (following the Emotional Centering of 2004, the Higher Emotional Centering of 2005) was actually an attempt at respite for grounding the emotions back into something bearable again. In other words, if one were to look at last year’s Centering, we described it as Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part. As there was a general, collective interest in healing emotional wounds from the past, this could only be done through the grounding provided by the addition of Moving energy. Bringing in Moving energy helped bridge the Emotions and Intellect. For instance, movies began to be released in 2006 as expressions of this grounding, depicting the most devastating disasters of the most recent years in ways that helped many come to terms with, explore, or face their feelings. This is a very simple example of the Moving part expressing itself as a form of healing the rift between Intellect and Emotion. With this undercurrent of Moving Energy, the common denominator among most accidents and disasters throughout 2006 was actually GRAVITY-related or GROUND-related. Mining disasters; collapses of buildings; dropping, or misguiding, of airplanes; ground wars; etc. were the more local, cumulative effects of 2006. In your personal world, the emotional energy of 2006 may have manifested in literal leakages, plumbing issues, small floods, and even random, emotional breakdowns that led to tears, though you may have also brought in the balance of Moving Energy through physical ailments, physical accidents, falling down, collisions, etc., anything that brought your attention to the processes of the Body in relation to your Emotions and Intellect. However it manifested for you in 2006, the point was to bring to the surface the emotions relating to the past as a means to help make room for your future. Now we will look at the basic energies that appear to be unfolding for 2007: With the context of WARRIOR being emphasized this year, order, structure, police forces, protection, loyalty, judicial systems, politics, home, and family will most likely be highlighted throughout the year. For the most part, we see a strong momentum for a major, global debate with one side emphasizing tradition and the other side emphasizing progression, in varying contexts. What has come to be passively accepted as a basic structure of society in many areas of the world will most likely find an emphasis on a complete revamping of that structure, with conflict arising between those who wish against any change (or, at least, a return to past traditions), and those who wish to support an evolution and update to accommodate the necessity of empathy in a Mature world. While this could be said to have been going on in the world for a long time, we merely point out that 2007 will find this to be a stronger emphasis than usual on settling the debate. Because this is an Ordinal Role year, the impact of this debate will most likely permeate even the most passive of homes, bringing up personal issues of structure, order, loyalty, and politics within the individual home and family. Many issues that may have been hidden, repressed, or tolerated will now find themselves brightly highlighting the home and requiring a creative solution for all to find peace. As this is a Warrior year, we also see a strong emphasis on self-help, personal development, and relationship improvements. Anything that stands in the way of loyalty within or without will most likely be brought out for examination. We also see a return to physical objects over intangible objects, such as a need to hold books and newspapers as a means for gathering knowledge, rather than just through the internet. In light of that, we have seen a new line of electronic products to be released that emphasizes this very tangibility, giving retrospective designs to more intimate electronics so as to return a sense of touch. With the Warrior energy of the year being highlighted, we can also state that this year would be, in general, a year of TOUCH, bringing a sense of importance to texture, environment, and human interactivity in ways that may have been missing for some time. The Warrior energy will also bring about a prominence of attention for those deemed to be “underdogs,” or in need of strong support. We believe this will be most apparent in the continued announcements of those who wish to make a difference in the political and social circles affecting large populations. Underdogs who would normally have no chance in politics will now have a chance to generate strong support for elections to come. On the less-comfortable side of all of this, weaponry will also be highlighted throughout 2007, with announcements revealing warring tools that might be deemed “terrifying.” Gun use, gun abuse, and gun accidents may also find a strong rise in numbers over 2007. Those who work in fields of politics, order, justice, authority, guidance, will most likely find PERSUASION to be of utmost importance, which is an emphasis on encouraging others to CHOOSE to do what is best for them, rather than push them, bully them, or scare them into doing what has been deemed as “best.” We believe a strong shift in politics and media will have communication geared toward the encouragement of intelligence of individual choice, rather than as pre-packaged concepts and perceptions expected to be consumed without question. On the more restrictive side of the Warrior energy for the year, some may express this as COERCION, which is a forcing of direction upon another, and this will most likely not be met with passivity. 2007 brings a shift toward a feeling of motivation, purpose, meaning as a result of the Warrior energy, so we suspect that this will bring up a great deal of exciting prospects for most of our students, though some of you may simply interpret this supportive energy as a “slam” against you, emphasizing your failures and distance from your intended goals. However you experience this wave of energy for the year, it will do you well to remember that how you experience this is YOUR interpretation, as the energy is neutral. You are not trapped by your interpretations. As usual, it is not uncommon for the Role of the year to also bring to the media those who have strong Overleaves or Role that is resonant to that energy. As this is a Warrior year, it will not be surprising to have a great deal of Warriors brought into the media’s light, with varying reasons, along with a higher proportion of Warriors exiting the planet over the year. In addition to this, it will not be surprising to find yourself in contact with more Warriors or in more intimate contact with Warriors in your personal life. The year ahead is centered in the HIGHER INTELLECTUAL, which is an emphasis on higher inspiration and TRUTH. As we have stated before, a year that emphasizes a higher center is a year that tends toward global impact of events, disasters, revelations, shifts, etc. This will most likely be another of those years with a startling focus on exposure, the “truth,” and deep, personal meaning behind the force of Choice, individually and collectively. Another angle of exploration regarding this energy would be through the highlighting of TELEPATHY. In this case, telepathy may be as simple as the word implies, with the paranormal capabilities of humans being showcased in some way, or it may have varying meaning, such as surprising cross-species communications and revelations. For those who wish to remain locked in tradition and familiarity (as mentioned earlier), the Higher Intellectual energy may be quite uncomfortable to process, as it will be very difficult to reconcile refusing to change after knowing “the truth.” With a strong focus on the importance of Truth, this year may bring a great deal of tears, as tears are the biological reaction to the acceptance of Truth. It may help you to remember that your seemingly unwarranted tears may actually be a higher function of embrace as the year unfolds. DOMINANCE will be the underlying theme of emphasis this year, and especially over the first few months of your year. Most fragments seem to be experiencing this as a “soft determination” for making much-needed changes in the life. We state “soft determination” because we can also see that many of you are quite exhausted, uninspired, and this determination will require some patience and time to fully find its footing. As January passes, most of you will probably find that footing and begin to sense a renewed control over your choices, your feelings, and your futures. In the world, this energy will most likely show up as prominent personalities taking very powerful and deliberate stances in the media as a means to implement some form of transformational change. Of course, there will be those who do this through genuine leadership, and those who simply stand as dictators, wishing to impose their force. Not only does this have a strong possibility of standing out in your media, but in your personal life, as well. As you open to the changes you wish to implement in your life, you will either find yourself embodying Dominance, or attracting another person to help guide you through those changes. It will be up to you to discern whether you have turned to a dictatorial version of yourself, or a dictatorial person, as a form of guidance. If you find yourself in that position, it will do you will to return yourself to a state of “soft determination,” bringing a gentleness, silence, and patience to the motivation for change. With WARRIOR, HIGHER INTELLECTUAL, and DOMINANCE being the most emphasized energy in these first few months, we would suggest two specific approaches to help you benefit from that energy: ONE: EMBRACE CHANGE. This appears to be another pivotal year in terms of directions for personal lives, societies, and countries. It is not a time of peace or rest, but a time of shifting and evolution. This energy can be experienced as turbulent, or exciting, but it is as natural and as neutral as the collective growth of your own body. It is not an imposition, but it is natural. Those who embrace change tend toward adaptability and improved maturity of intelligence and emotions, while those who refuse change, or find it to be an imposition, tend to retreat into regressive positions of intelligence and feelings. While both choices are valid, it can do wonders for the individual living within a world of change to actively participate in those changes. TWO: DO WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO. In a year that emphasizes truth, change, leadership, and inspiration, it will help your position within your life, your community, and your world to actually DO what you intended to do. Follow through. Make a plan. Set up a chart for progress. Get started. Do just that ONE thing that you’ve always put off. The fulfillment within the progress of that active participation in your life will greatly increase your sense of adaptability to change, since you will be gently leading your choices in directions you wish to create, rather than merely rolling with the shifts that may appear to be happening around you. In light of all of this energy to start the year, it may be helpful to think of CHANGE and DOING and TRUTH as ingredients of PEACE. To the extent that one, or all, can adapt, do what is wanted to be done, and evolve to embrace higher truths, is the extent to which a world has the capacity for true peace. Happy New Year. -Michael
ENERGY REPORT March 2010 March continues the emphasis on the energy of the Goal of Dominance for the year. This describes how many of our students have moved into a sense of direction, awareness of choice, and active participation in building their lives in ways that are felt to be more in alignment with their intentions and desires. The Positive Pole of this energy, Leadership, describes those who are looking at all of the factors that need to come together for fulfillment of a specific intention or direction, while the Negative Pole of this energy, Dictatorship, describes those who are simply demanding or expecting a direction or intention to come together without the work necessary for fulfillment, and with a complete lack of regard for appropriate resources. Over February, we have seen many of our students fall into patterns described the Negative Pole, and this has left many of our students frustrated with themselves, and on the verge of resigning from any effort that was originally inspired within them at the beginning of the year. What we would say to this is a suggestion to remember that every quality that has a spectrum, such as a Goal with a Positive and Negative Pole, will have that entire spectrum explored before choosing or settling on a place within that spectrum. You are never condemned to a Negative Pole, nor are you intended to exist solely in the Positive Pole. For those who have experienced a "hiccup" or frustration in their efforts over February, we would simply point out that you may have moved into the Negative Pole as an experiment, and that you now know that it simply does not work to just "want" things to change, or "wish" for things to be better, or for you to simply decide something; you must DO SOMETHING. Not only must you participate in that process, but you must also be your own Leader in that process, meaning that it is also your responsibility to provide the lenience, the enthusiasm, the redirections, the corrections, the anticipations, the structure, the kindness, etc. In terms of this year and this type of energy, you are exploring your position in your life as a LEADER, not as a follower waiting for something to change. It will be of your own strength and creativity that you take the steps in the direction that you would like this year to go. Over March, we see a pattern of return to Leadership for those who may have slipped in their process of taking charge of their lives. March may come to be a rather full and active month for those returning from Dictatorship, as the ideas, inspiration, enthusiasm, invigoration wells up again and draws in Agreements, Tools, and activates patterns for fulfillment of your intentions and desires. What we would suggest for those who are regaining their footing, so to speak, is to gently take your time in that regaining of your footing. If you think in terms of needing to make up for lost time, or if you spend your time reprimanding yourself for what you could have, or should have, done differently, you will have lost the point. The point being that this pattern is most likely not new to you. It is probably familiar to you in the sense that you talk yourself out of your progress, find reasons for how it should be different, halt your direction because it is leading into unknown territory, or you may think it is moot to go forward because you should have been where you want to go already. All of these variations are distortions from the Chief Negative Features stepping in to protect you from what you fear. You do not necessarily have to figure out what it is that you fear, but if you choose to do so, there may be great insight for future endeavors. But more importantly, in terms of your moving forward, is merely to choose to move forward; return to your sense of progress and direction. That return is as simple as A CHOICE. In short, we would describe March as being a month that appears to emphasize a glaringly obvious look at how you tend to make choices, and how you tend to use that power. This awareness may be very helpful for you and your year ahead as April comes around with its emphasis on Power Mode. For those who have stayed leaning toward Leadership over February, we simply see a pleasant momentum over March. KEY DATES over MARCH: 14th - 20th NEXUS - emphasizing relationships and Agreements that have lain dormant or dismissed. This is a Convergence of parallels that appears to be bringing people back into many of our students' lives. We do not see the actual reunions necessarily happening during that time frame, but the patterns activated for those reunions to manifest and/or stabilize over April. KEY PHRASE over March: "WHY NOT?" We suggest this as a key phrase because it may gently and kindly remind you to take the chances that you may not have taken otherwise in moving forward with your choices. It is also helpful for those who are presented with opportunities that may have otherwise been dismissed. Of course, this can be a helpful phrase at any point within a lifetime, but we choose it for March because it seems to have the most meaning for the most students over the month ahead.
Janet posted a topic in 2007 Michael SpeaksMICHAEL SPEAKS Online 040107 Open Floor [Michael Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We will begin with the requested "Energy Report." To continue the arc of exploration into the Mode for the year, Observation continues be the emphasis. Clarity as the positive pole seems to be a strong force for most of our students, with very little fall into Surveillance. By that we mean that what is being observed is not distanced from the observer. The experience of clarity through observation is specifically due to the intimacy, or resonance, with that which is being observed in terms of HOW one is relating to personal goals, and HOW one is relating to others. We see most of our students as experiencing a range from tolerance to true comfort in terms of exploring their relationship with Dominance's poles (LEADERSHIP: asserting direction over that which can be directed; or DICTATORSHIP: asserting control over that which is not yours to control). Over the next month or so, along with this Clarity of relationship with Dominance, many students may find themselves experiencing a theme of SURRENDER. By this we mean that many of our students will clearly be able to see what can be directed in the life, and what simply cannot be controlled. Surrender is the healthy, conscious acknowledgment of that which cannot be controlled. Surrender is NOT the same thing as Resignation, which is a "giving up." Being caught in a rainstorm without an umbrella is an opportunity for Surrender. It is raining. You cannot control that. Surrender. Two people can be caught in a rainstorm and one person can surrender while the other resigns. Surrender is an empowering alignment with the force that is greater than you, while Resignation is a discordant overwhelm by the force that is great than you. It is encouraged that you remember that this period of time from March through May carries with it an emphasis on your relationship to Self, which is often played out through your Self-Karma. It is of no surprise to us that your little groups were brought into focus as a playground for various Self-Karma to be played out. If ALL responses to the group issues at hand were to be explored FIRST as personal issues of inner karma, a great deal of progress could be made to your liking. April 13 through the 19th appear to us to be a Nexus with a focus on DIVERGENCES (or the splitting off of parallel universes). Choices made over the first part of the year will now find their various places among the various versions of you. We suspect that most of our students can see the one or two major choices that have been made, or will have been made, by the middle of April that would generate a parallel life. Troy's move to Holland, for instance, is a parallel version of his life that will parallel versions that do not leave the U.S. Most of you will know what choice is being made that, if not made, would have led to very different places. April 13th through 19th is a frame of time were many fragments will shift in terms of branching off versions of the life. This branching off is not unusual, and it happens "all the time," but when many happen at once, this is called a Nexus. It would not be surprising to us if that period of time brings about fantastical dreams, extra sleep, exhaustion, distractions, etc. This is due to the literal use of energy from the life to generate a parallel or parallels. In most cases, we see the theme for this Nexus as being parallels that are the ACTIVE, contributing parallels that focused on SURRENDER so that true empowerment is the emphasis, versus the more PASSIVE, self-protective parallels that focus on RESIGNATION and struggle for a sense of control. We will open the floor for questions now. [Ann] Would michael say that surrender comes with more of a feeling of joy than resignation or at least pleasure? [Michael Entity] Often Surrender is ecstasy. The feeling of being consumed by a force greater than oneself, but also falling into alignment with that force, is a practice is surrender to Essence, Entity, Cadre, Energy Ring, and on through to Tao. Returning to the experience of being caught in the rain: one can complain and resign bitterly to the wet or surrender and turn the face toward the reality of the cool wash that is rain. Surrender is TRUST. It is the retrieval of experiences from the past that remind you that you will survive that experience. To turn to something more intense: if one were to find that one has a terminal illness, one can also surrender. This is different from "giving up," or resigning. Often those who surrender to a terminal illness are the ones who survive that illness, because the alignment with that greater force then allows more empowering decisions and shifts within the body and mind that could not have happened from the struggling resistance or resignation. So, yes, it is often a pleasure to surrender. [H2OSprtlvr] Is Fasting good for our bodies? If so is there a particular way to Fast, such as drinking a mix of something or just abstaining from food all together? [Michael Entity] Fasting is a natural process for the human body that has lost its place among modern patterns of eating. In the past, various fasting periods of time were naturally in place for practices of conserving energy, food sources, and often from necessity. This allowed the body to "reset" itself in various ways, physically, psychologically, and eventually the spiritual elements were added to the process. Fasting allows a great deal of energy to move that would normally NOT move because of the process of intake. Fasting is actually more important than ever for the human body, as your world is utterly drowning itself in various forms of constant intake without true digestion. There are various forms of fasting, but an "easy" fast is to simply stop eating for 3 days. Liquids are always important for the process of fasting, as this helps to move the energy that needs to move. Liquids can include simple soups (light miso), water (with up to 10% juice, if preferred), and some simple teas (without caffeine). A fast will not "feel good" during the process, unless it is a process that you have experienced regularly, but the return to digesting life after a fast can be quite profound in experience. We suggest a fast as being no shorter than three days, and no longer than 7. In short, fasting is excellent for all levels of all of your bodies. [H2OSprtlvr] "digesting life after a fast" is a profound statement. [Kathryn41] I was fortunate enough to hear a crystal bowl concert today, and hearing the sounds certainly felt very energizing and cleansing to my body. What sounds are most useful for 'cleansing/healing' and what sounds would work against such objectives? I find a lot of what passes for popular music today very uncomfortable, so much so that it actually 'hurts'. [Michael Entity] The Sun that you know is a neutral force, but the experience of a thirsting man in the desert is different from the oiled-up lovely lady on the beach in her sun hat. Sound/Music is the same. NONE of it is "bad" for you on its own, or even "better" or "good" for you on its own, but certain circumstances, internally or externally, can change your experience of that sound/music. Knowing your internal and external circumstances helps you to navigate your place in the sun and among the sounds in your world based upon how you resonate with the variations of those forces. In other words, knowing that your skin is sensitive can allow you to provide yourself relief and protection from the forces of the sun that are just as beneficial to someone else. [Kathryn41] that makes sense, thank you [Michael Entity] Knowing that your hearing, or sense of harmony, is sensitive can allow you to provide yourself relief and protection from the forces of sound that are just as beneficial to someone else. This extends to all forces in your world. Movies, music, news, etc. ARE ALL NEUTRAL. Your PERSONAL experience of those things is what determines their place on your spectrum of "good" or "bad." [Kathryn41] so 'we' are the variables:-) [Michael Entity] We would describe your statement as very well put. It may appear that the discordant sounds of "hair-metal" are awful forces in the world, but they are not. They are simply the sounds that already exist, with or without your approval or resonance. For many, the externalization of inner discord through the harshness of sound is a healing process. However, this is not to say that there is not a range of sound that exists from Discord to Harmony. That range does exist. And in the same way that one progresses from choices based in Survival to choices based in Compassion, so does one's preference for Harmony tend to evolve. And in the same way that every soul age includes the comprehension of every previous soul age, so does one's preferences for higher harmonies have to built upon the comprehension of lower discord. Simply dismissing music as awful is not a step toward harmony. Comprehending the spectrum of preferences among your fellow fragments helps to comprehend the spectrum within yourself. [H2OSprtlvr] Are the wild dolphins around the Fiji islands that interact with the tourist annoyed with the human tourist for being dropped off in their path or do they truly enjoy swimming and playing with the tourist? [Michael Entity] Most Dolphins who are in positions of interaction with Humans adore the experience, but not always from the spiritual level that some tend to project upon the experience. Many "make fun" of the Humans and others know of the sexual "hang ups" among humans, so tend to push that level for humor. In short, Dolphins tend to find the experience comical and fun. [H2OSprtlvr] I know that dolphins are much more sexual and promiscuous than we humans are. Are we disrupting their sleep time or anything that they are on a mission to do? These tour groups go out daily to interact with wild pods of dolphins. [Michael Entity] To help you "see" the humans the way many dolphins experience humans, it might help to remember the kind of feeling and perception you may have for a fat puppy, ranging from his floundering attempts to walk or run, to his trying to do something complicated and seeing his "pride." [Kathryn41] hehehehehe [Ann] hehehe [H2OSprtlvr] very funny [H2OSprtlvr] so they see us as "cute and adorable" like a fat puppy. [Michael Entity] At worst, the dolphins tolerate the inconvenience, but we see no interference, at least within this particular context. There are other contexts in which dolphins and whales despise humans. [Kathryn41] understandable [H2OSprtlvr] no doubt [Ann] yes [H2OSprtlvr] and rightfully so. [Michael Entity] We will conclude here. Good night to all of you.