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Michael Speaks LIVE CHAT Dec, 2010 2010 Review and 2011 OVERLEAVES MEntity: A request for a review of December and of 2010 in general has been made for starting, so we will cover that, first, and then respond to questions before going into 2011. As many of you already understand, the Overleaves that we use to describe a year do not describe energies that are being imposed upon a frame of time, but rather a description of the energies being generated collectively during that frame of time. The same could be said of your own Overleaves: your own overleaves are descriptions of genetic dynamics that have a spectrum of manifestations that are described by the Overleaves. You are not "confined" by those Overleaves any more than you are "confined" by the fact that you are Human, for instance. In other words, Overleaves for a year, or for a person, describe patterns that are generated from within the structure, but how those patterns are used, directed, rejected, exploited, etc, are still rather limitless. When it comes to our describing the energies for a time frame (a year), it is much like sharing with you the type of weather that is "outside," and how you respond to that, participate in that, ignore t, etc. is up to you. If you choose to participate in any way in your world, then these Overleaves would have some potential bearing on your awareness, and can help in many ways to bring understanding, peace, greater choices, and better navigation. The Overleaves for 2010, in general, were described as an Emotionally-Centered SAGE Year with a Goal of Dominance, Power Mode, Spiritualist Attitude, with the Chief Features of Arrogance/Self-deprecation being explored. As each Overleaf tends to correspond to a "season," the Chief Features tend to become amplified for exploration in the months from October through December. Chief Features are technically NOT Overleaves, but we include them under the general term for convenience. There are several ways that we can share our perception of the Overleaves and how these play out in the world for a time frame, but for simplicity and relevance, we will try to focus, in general, for our Students and older souls. In light of that, it would be fair to say that December has "not been easy" for our students, nor the older soul, in general. The past year was one that was intended to bring great overhaul of certain patterns that each student felt was limiting and in need of altering. The retrospect of the past year has been disappointing to many. In addition to that disappointment, it appears that the year seems to have had more of a command and demand upon the individual than the individual had upon the year. Add to that the feeling that the new year is impending, there might even be a sense of chaos or electrical static in the consciousness, which may be played out in the environment as well. We have already shared insight in previous monthly reports about the pitfalls of COMPARISONS, which are hallmarks of Arrogance and Self-deprecation, but we will remind you here that it is still a tactic that one would want to keep in check, if one chooses to see the life more clearly. Because the year was a mix of Dominance, Power, and Spiritualism, there was a great sense of possibility in the intent for taking leadership of the life through Power, or Presence. What we have seen most of our students doing is aiming high, but landing low. For some, this will feel as if what was intended was not fully accomplished, and is therefore disappointing. However, it is fairly important to keep in mind that the very mix of this past year's energy describes a natural tendency to see all of the possibilities, which means it would be difficult NOT to aim high. In looking back at the year, we know of very few students who did not actually implement a pivotal, important, and altering pattern that was directly in line with these higher intentions. The problem for some is that it has not been revealed exactly how that pivotal pattern is tied into the higher aims, and so as the year passes into another, it feels as if the intentions may have been lost, but we doubt that they have been. What we would suggest for each of you to do before the end of your year is to look back over your year and notice one to three pivotal events, people, relationships, choices, etc, that have come to now be a part of your life. However unrelated these pivotal things may be, they are tied directly to your original, higher aims. If you are unclear as to what your higher aims may have been, it can be easy to assess what they were/are by looking at what you wish had happened in 2010 that did not happen, or did not happen in a way you had wished. Understanding that the pivotal things that have happened in your year are tied to higher aims, may shed light in what you could be getting from those pivotal patterns that you may otherwise miss. December brings with it an opportunity to SEE YOURSELF. Arrogance fears being seen too closely, while Self-deprecation fears not being seen clearly enough, or being misunderstood. If you have dismissed the past year as a "bad year," you have probably fallen into the pattern of Arrogance. If you are looking forward to the next year as making up for this past year, or as a new context through which you will try again to prove yourself, you are probably exploring the Self-deprecation energies. Of course, many of you will relate to both. Your opportunity now is to see yourself beyond your judgments and disappointment. Truly SEE YOURSELF. Let yourself be okay with what you experienced. To be okay with a gentle recalibration for the new year as a part of life, not a means to make up for failures. This also applies to others in your life. It is an opportunity to see others more clearly, to see beyond their disappointing you, failing you, and to see beyond your judgments of them. This includes those who have died. Death can often leave those remaining extant to experience a kind of resentment, anger, and disorientation that then fuels Arrogance and Self-deprecation. It is okay that these fragments have exited, even if one does not understand why, or how, and that none of it makes sense. December's Arrogance and Self-deprecation, then, are opportunities to rise beyond all speculation, prejudices, and imposed perceptions to see to the truth, the love, and the beauty/energy of the self, the life, and others We will open the queue now for questions that may be relevant to the past year in terms of the Overleaves and how world events may have been a reflection of them. *****QUEUE IS NOW OPEN************ [Bobby2] Where has Julian Assange and Wikileaks played in these overleaves? MEntity: This could be said to have nearly epitomized the year's Overleaves in that it was all about the exploration of Sage, Dominance, Power, Spiritualist, and Arrogance. With an intense push for Dissemination, the Sage energy is present, along with the emphasis on taking control through taking the Lead against Dictatorship, regaining Power through Authority over Oppression, and removing fear through the Spiritualist's Verification, rather than Beliefs. Of course, this prompted Arrogance in the fearful reactions to the Vulnerability that this presented to those who have been representing Negative Pole positions of these Overleaves. Those who felt vulnerable then pushed for that vulnerability to be emphasized so as to bring that same fear out in others. In short, the "wikileaks" scenario is one of the planet's "pivotal events" of 2010 that will have lasting patterns that would bring about changes that most on the planet prefer in the long run. It also played out in the world stage a representation of the year's overleaves, almost characterized as one side playing the Negative Poles, and the other playing out the Positive Poles. [ValSage_Priest] What then can the living do to ease their passing of a loved one, removing themselves from the resentment, anger, disorientation that fuels Arrogance and Self Dep? Thank You, So nice to feel/resonate with all of you again, Val MEntity: Each fragment will have his or her own process for grieving, and we do not mean to imply that this process should not include resentment, anger, disorientation. We also know that it would be absurd to imply that it ever gets "easier." That being said, the process can be clarified (stripped of unnecessarily painful aspects) by focusing directly on the GRIEF, not the RELIEF. By this we mean that most who experience prolonged pain do so, ironically, by struggling desperately to understand WHY as a form of relief. There is a sense that if it just made sense, or could be explained, or if there were a reason, then the pain would be lifted and replaced with a peace, or at least an understanding. Grieving is the process of accepting a profound Truth. That Truth is usually that someone or something is no longer present in a way that you wish that it would have remained. Accepting that something or someone is no longer present is difficult enough without imposing the WHY of that apparent loss or division. Mourn that loss, that change, that death. Allow the Grief to come, even if in wails or brooding silence. Therein lies the path to relief. But to focus only on Relief can bypass the Grief, and prolong the pain. The understanding and the truths about the experience will come. But never before the grieving is completed. [Jon2] I have been feeling like I am "on the cusp" of achieving the things I want for a while now, and making definite progress, but not quite getting there. I have seen a lot of friends in a similar situation, having made definite progress without reaching their goals. You said that we were "aiming high", does that mean that our goals are unreachable or invalid? MEntity: When we said that we see our students "aiming high," we might also have said "aiming wide." What we meant was that a broad net has been cast, so to speak, and that net is going to reel in some catches that are entirely relevant to the "big catch" you may be seeking. To ignore what has been brought in so far, or to ignore the changes and achievements of the past year, out of disappointment for not landing the big catch, would be similar to throwing yourself off the boat, or "cutting of your nose to spite your face." Your "cusp" is not idealized or imagined. Most of our students who intended to make a change and do something different for their lives in 2010 are in that same stage. Though it is your choice, we would say that to keep moving toward your intention would be Good Work. [Jon2] That is how I feel too, but it is nice to hear someone else say it [corinne] 2010 has been a year of huge upheaval and transition in my life with many positive new courses set and indeed nothing really achieved or finished yet. Could you give some guidelines to us in how we single out these pivotal events in the past year that will better lead us to achieving our "high/wide aims"? MEntity: For the most part, we see those in your similar position as having ADDED something to the life in some way in the past year that is indicative of the pivotal. Added a relationship, a project, a new address, etc. Though we would not limit it to this, we would say that a fairly accurate assessment would include looking back to see what is NEW in the life that either still remains now, or at least the repercussions of it remain. At least one to three major NEW things, people, relationships, projects, etc have been added and have altered your patterns toward the higher/wider aims. ******QUEUE CLOSED******* Now we will share what we perceive as the 2011 Overleaves. The underlying energies for the year are described by the ROLE and CENTERING. These would remain in effect all year. The rest of the energies are in effect all year, as well, but tend to build upon one another as the year unfolds. The year unfolds from the Goal, to the Mode, to the Attitude, to the Chief Negative Features almost parallel to "seasons." Because the Goal starts off strong in January through March, the Role, Centering, and Goal tend to set the tone for the year. 2011 Overleaves are: ROLE: PRIEST CENTER: MOVING GOAL: FLOW MODE: CAUTION ATTITUDE: PRAGMATIST sliding to Cynic and Skeptic CHIEF FEATURES: Impatience/Martyrdom For most of our students, the most important thing that would come from understanding this mix of energies is that it would do you well to start out your year as clear as possible in terms of intent for the year. The year ahead could be said to potentially feel as if one is on ice skates on a block of ice on a choppy ocean. For some of our more adventurous students, this "is going to be fun." But for many, it will mean either sitting down and holding on, working together in tight groups, or at least focusing exactly on the direction intended to go so that "looking down" does not distract from the path. With the Priest energy unfolding, we would say that the year would carry with it strong themes that display the spectrum between COMPASSION and ZEAL. The struggle for continued extension and placement of RIGHTS in various contexts will probably stay in the collective consciousness, with those who are for these Rights playing out Compassion, while those who refuse those Rights playing out Zeal. With the spectrum between Compassion and Zeal playing out, we would think that POLITICS will stay front and center in the media as reflective of the continued shift from the Young paradigm to the Mature Paradigm. This is because the political arena is quite effective in reflecting the mass psyche of a time or place. Politics have been the stomping ground of the Young Souls in the same way that Religion has been the stomping ground of the Baby Souls, but with the aging Essences dominating your world, these institutions are not being replaced, but rather repopulated. The Mature and Old are finding their way into Politics as more and more Mature Souls push for valid representation and uncovering of corruption. Because Mature Souls do not subject themselves to segregation, despite longing for like-mindedness, they are populating nearly every institution that was usually held in control by a specific Soul Age. Religions, then, are seeing the effects of this, as well. We bring in Religion in particular because it has long ago become simply another form of politics. In the year ahead, we would think that this institution is also brought into the collective consciousness as either collapsing into Zeal, or evolving into Compassion along with the context of RIGHTS. The Moving Center of a year usually shows up as a sense of constant movement, with many actually experiencing relocation in those years, and often large quantities of fragments exiting in Physical Plane events. These things are not easy to validate in terms of our Overleaves for the year because these things happen "all the time," but we can say that in Moving Centered years, there is usually an element of emphasis and profundity about these events that other years tend not to have. With the Goal of Flow opening a Moving-centered Priest year, as we alluded before, AIM OF VISION is probably the most important key phrase to remember. With an AIM OF VISION, then the pattern may tend toward everything falling into place in a way that cascades toward that vision. Because of the nature of Flow, it would mean that the challenge is to trust in that flow, rather than to control it or fight it. It would mean adapting to the cascade effect, recalibrating quickly, rather than being preoccupied with correction. When we say AIM OF VISION, it only means that you decide what ONE THING you wish to do, experience, see, complete, accomplish, etc. in 2011 and then let that be the aim. Everything else is presumed to be a part of that aim. For instance, even if "going to work" conflicts with your more creative endeavors, it would be presumed that your going to work is PART of what can be contributing to your creative endeavors. To become preoccupied with "if only," might bring about the difficulties. Such as "if only I didn't have to work so much, I could do my creative projects." With the Goal of Flow for the year, it brings with it the spectrum between FREEDOM and INERTIA. As the year opens up into January through March, for those who have that clarity of aim, the year may start out feeling quite free, light, and almost as if you now may catch your breath, and breathe. For those who are not so sure, still preoccupied with corrections, comparisons, or disappointments, the year might move into a state of INERTIA, feeling as if you are running in place, or moving with a momentum but with no sense of direction. To clarify your AIM OF VISION will not mean that you are choosing only one thing to accomplish in the year, but that you are simply choosing one emphasis that will help you to keep your footing. In other words, choose that one thing that, if reached, you know would be a "good thing" for you. Choosing that one thing to aim for will not sacrifice any others in any significant way. An analogy: When a student receives or deciphers his or her Overleaves, it will never truly matter if those Overleaves are 100% "correct" if the aim of that student is to aim for the Positive Poles. This is not to say that there are not correct overleaves, but that it is the aim that makes the difference, not the words. If a Sage thinks he is a Warrior and aims for Persuasion instead of Dissemination, the mere act of aiming for his idea of a positive pole warrior will make him a positive pole sage. And so it is with your aim in the year ahead: Aiming for anything that is significant and important to you will naturally align all of the things that are significant and important to you. The reason we suggest this idea of Aim of Vision is because it is also in alignment with the energies of Priest, and this means a natural kind of support for that aim is in place. The cliche of the "vision board" would not be amiss in exploring, either. In our monthly Energy Reports, we can more specifically speak to how these Overleaves are showing up in your world, but for now, we can say that the main arenas of 2011 would most likely be Politics, Religion, and Weather/Climate. We will open the floor for comments/questions for the remainder of the hour. Though we have more to say on the interpretation of the overleaves for the year, we can do so as the year unfolds. ******QUEUE IS NOW OPEN****** [TimW] Are there any specific positive affirmations that we would most benefit from in the coming year? MEntity: If one is to use "positive affirmations," we would suggest that they be customized to your Aim of Vision. For instance, if one is aiming to complete a novel, but one is stuck at work, distracted by a relationship, etc., then one could affirm, "Even in this, I am contributing to the completion of my novel." This kind of reminder might help one to see the point of these so-called "distractions." One must eat and have shelter and the tools for writing, so going to work is actually a contribution to the novel; and being responsible to another, compassionate, nurturing, understanding, etc are food for the emotions and intellect that can be used to fuel the writing. A "generic" affirmation might be: "Everything I DO is contributing to my Aim." [Mstudent_23] What is the PART of the Moving CENTER for 2011? MEntity: The PART fluctuates, but the pattern emerging appears to be Emotional, lending the year a rather reactionary element to it with knee-jerking, volatility, and difficulty communicating past feelings. [Bobby2] Other than your summary, you really didn't mention weather/climate much... care to elaborate a bit more there? MEntity: In a Higher Centered year, or a Moving Centered year, there tend to be greater emphasis on the Physical Plane patterns of weather as reflective of the collective consciousness. In Higher Centered years, the impact is usually global, and often with more than one event, such as the Higher-Emotional year of 2005 that was rung in by the Indian Ocean Tsunami and exited with Hurricane Katrina. In Moving Centered years, the weather and climate still tend to get emphasized and intense, but peppered throughout the Physical Plane in highly-localized ways. What we see over 2011 is a collage of events that some will take and use as support for the "2012" theories. Major droughts "here," raging fires "there," freak blizzards "here," torrential rains "there," devastating earthquakes, etc. Those who fear and crave the "prophecies" related to 2012 will find most of their fodder in the weather of 2011. The weather and climate is still greatly misunderstood and carries with it the collective instinctual fear and awe of that "something greater" that can be tangibly imposed upon the masses. Therefore, it can still be hijacked as a reference of "proof" of things to come. [Brian_W] would this be related to the mass-exit to stage left that Michael said that large number of fragments would be undertaking? MEntity: Weather appears to be moving in a direction that would be experienced as undoubtedly more volatile and unpredictable due to many factors unrelated to any "dimensional shift," but related to a natural cycle that the Earth has sustained over and over. In a Moving-Centered year, the effects tend to be much more obvious and tangible, and this is why we say that Weather is one of the main characters of 2011, but also because there will be those eager to showcase it as evidence of ominous things to come. [Geraldine] Of course having a population explosion that will reach 7 billion people this year will have nothing to do with the size and range of any disaster -- i.e., a hurricane that might have affected 100 people will now affect 100 million. MEntity: That is correct, Geraldine. Many natural disasters are not worse in terms of intensity, but that there are simply more things and people in the line of them. In response to Astarte: no, not much would be different except the awareness and emphasis on these events. [Kathryn41] are earthquakes and volcanic eruptions included in what you refer to as 'weather'? They are really geological events but can have impact on the weather. MEntity: Yes, Kathryn. [Angela] Earlier you mentioned overleaves being a description of genetic DYNAMICS, can you explain more about these dynamics and their influences? MEntity: All Overleaves are genetic, in that they can be found in the DNA of every individual, and this is what springs forth in creating the Body and Personality. There is more "nature" to a person than "nurture," in other words, even though there is a mix, and the choices of the individual can affect how either are emphasized. If one were to use our system alongside the study of genetic markers, there would be a time when Overleaves can literally be found in the DNA of an individual. Personality structures are rooted and blueprinted in genetics, but built from the experiences of the life. [Angela] could ALL overleaves be encoded in an individual's DNA? or only the ones specific to that person MEntity: In the same way that a Body is predesigned to a great degree, but experiences such as food, climate, activities can alter that design, so are Personalities born and raised. The entire set of Overleaves could be found in every individual, but only certain markers to activate code combinations. We are speaking through a non-medical channel, so our terminology is limited. [Kathryn41] so this is how a walk-in can essentially 're-wire' the genetic markers over time to reflect the new overleaves - makes sense MEntity: Those Overleaves that are not the individual's would be dormant, and are rarely activated in replacement of others. When there is an alteration of the active overleaves, it is usually limited to the axis. For instance, a "walk in" might activate Growth over Re-evaluation, etc. [Angela] can beliefs be used to activate these code combinations? MEntity: The alteration of one's DNA by beliefs is about as easy as concentrating hard to change your hair color, or skin color. One can always mask or alter those things, but cannot truly change them. We will conclude here. We will continue to elaborate upon the Overleaves for the year as the year unfolds. Good day to each of you. Goodbye.
Well, the stages do not have to be in a linear order. For the past month, I have been back and forth. Today, I am between anger and depression. About someone with whom I currently do not even have a Mate Agreement. WTF Personality? ?
Michael Speaks Open Floor May 23, 2015 Channel: Troy Tolley Luciana: how a person can let go when it became very attached to someone? MEntity: One of the most effective ways for one to "let go" of anything or anyone is "to let it BE." Often what one means when one seeks to "let go" is to alter the investment in a person or thing to be what one expected it to be, not what it IS. To "let go," one must "let BE," which means that you do not have to sever attachments or connections, but learn how to embrace and allow someone or something to be what it is, or what he or she wishes to be on his or her own terms. Your attachments are often not related to the individual at all, but to the ideas projected or infused into that person. If you are grieving the loss of a person to death or to the change or ending of a relationship, then you must allow the grieving process, which is not the same thing as attachment. The grieving process is one's process of accepting a difficult or unwanted truth. One does not have to detach from a person as a means to allow grief. But one does have to LET THE TRUTH BE as a means of "letting go." So when you seek to "let go," instead of focusing on how to detach, ask yourself what the truth is, and do the work of embracing or allowing that truth. Then you will know what to do from there. Of course, this topic is not one that can be so easily summed up in a quick response, but this response can be a place to start. Shazam: I understand that to the essence, all incarnations happen simultaneously. Now does this mean, if I were to make contact with any of my future or past lives, that the personality to whom I am contacting would be the same age as I am at the moment of contact? To say if I were to effect my past life when I am twenty, I would be effecting a 20 year old past life? MEntity: It is a misnomer to say that all incarnations happen simultaneously, because they actually do not. They are not as linear in progression as one would expect, but they are also not happening "all at once." Think of the "all at once" in this way: If you are baking cookies, you still go through the process of mixing the batter, forming the dough, organizing the dough, baking the dough, pulling out the dough, cooling the end product, etc. It could easily be described that you "made all of those cookies 'at once," but there was a progression involved within that "at once." This is similar to how lifetimes work for Essence (and how original Casting works). So while it could be said that many lifetimes are "happening at once," there is still an awesome order to the progression that is not much different from how one may bake a batch of cookies and consider those to be done "all at once." For Essence, the "at once" comes because time is very different on that scale, but each lifetime is its own form and shape within a moment of time that is organized as distinct from every other lifetime. For you, as Personality, baking your batch of cookies from your greater perspective, it is easy for you to say that you baked all of those cookies at once, but only because that is how you experience that frame of time. The reality will still be true that each cookie was formed from a set of steps that were distinct and organized in time. When you speak of your "future" or "past" lives, it may be the equivalent of an oven rack of cookies, then, if you will. The "future" and "past" are only relative to the individual cookie, not to the cookie maker. With that being said, we can respond to your question: Your efforts to communicate or sense or draw in from another life will not be relative to your physical age. You as a 20 year old can contact "you" in another life as a 50 year old. Physical age is not a linking factor. In fact, one of the only and one of the strongest factors of connection across lives is only in terms of related experiences. If you are struggling with an illness at 50 in one life and struggling with an illness at 20 in another life, then that struggle can be a linking factor. Age will be irrelevant. Maureen: Michael, I asked this question in 2011. “How do you see any of our senses, as Roles in Essence, being expanded on in the future - whether through evolution, intervention, etc. – that might surprise us?” Maureen: As part of your answer you said: “In terms of the evolved senses as they relate to Roles, the descriptions would remain the same, but they may manifest as the following ways: …Priests/Orientation, as evolved to allow for easy location of "portals" that include time and space anomalies; and Kings/Relationality, or the capacity for harnessing, stabilizing, and using the time/space anomalies.” Maureen: Would you elaborate on how Priests and Kings would/might work with their senses, Orientation and Relationality, on time and space anomalies in the future? Maureen: If there is not enough time please provide an answer for the Priest Role, only, and I’ll ask about the King Role at another session MEntity: Within 25 to 100 years, the stabilization of access to, and creation of, "wormholes" is highly likely. As that likelihood is realized, so will the necessity for certain senses to evolve. This is because the nature of access and use of increasing control over time and space will require those senses for the phenomena to be used effectively and as a tool. The concept of quantum tunneling, wormholes, "folding" of space/time are not science fiction, but anticipation for valid use of natural occurrences. When a Role evolves its inherent senses, that sense becomes accessible to all other Roles through the Overleaves. So when the King and Priest evolve toward the senses as we describe them, they are "unlocked" for every other Role to access through variations on the Overleaves as they correspond to the Roles/Axes. We point this out because it will not just be Kings and Priests in science working with this leap in understanding and stabilization, but any Role interested in a lifetime working with those senses. Those senses, then, would become tools for mapping out a new layer of reality that is already in place, but not fully understood or known or utilized. Those senses are not necessarily limited to the Roles or the Roles who choose overleaves to access those senses, but can extend into tools that represent those same senses so that "anyone" can access that sense. Our point being that once the senses are unlocked, they can be, eventually, be used by everyone in some way. And the focus of these particular senses are looking at how to make use of the malleable fabric of time/space. If you think your Internet access is amazing, you may be quite shocked at what all of this implies. ViP: "Input" has been defined by you, through Troy, as: "a channel or frequency through which an Essence becomes aware, processes, and comprehends." ViP: From this, I assume that perceptions from the five senses of the body (assuming there are only 5, though of course there are probably more) reach Essence via an input. ViP: Can you give a brief idea of how Senses and Inputs and Chakras/Centers are related to one another and work together in order to convey sense impressions to a person's Essence? ViP: (I am quite sure this will require a topic-level response in itself, so if you could give a brief beginning of a response to point further directions for questions, that would be great.) ViP: (Also, I was referring to the basic 5 senses, ie, touch, smell, hearing, etc, not the ones that Maureen just referred to - but please cover anything you consider relevant.) MEntity: To accommodate this format for our exchange, our response will be in terms of shortcut analogies to help convey as much as possible: First, consider how you process your own day. Your 5 senses are alive and active at all times. However, unless you reach for something and seek to TOUCH/FEEL it, you probably do not notice your clothing on your skin, the temperature of the air, the shoes on your feet, etc. For Touch to be meaningful, it tends to require intention or attention. You are touching all day, but unless that touch grabs your attention or is directed by intention, the touch is passively processed and unnoticed. Your brain is registering ALL of it, and knows that your butt is on a chair, but "you" do not particularly notice that your butt is on a chair, unless the butt starts hurting or it is a particularly comfortable seat. So in terms of INPUT, the senses are fed into that input based on ATTENTION or INTENTION. When the sensory input is ignited by attention or intention, then you are AWARE. And this is the same way it works for Essence in terms of Input. Everything is being funneled into your Inputs at all times and "dumped" into a reservoir for reference and processing and review, but when something in funneled through that was based on ATTENTION or INTENTION, then it activates the Awareness. The 5 senses described here are not specific to an Input, but are a net that is cast for any possible moment of ATTENTION or INTENTION, and then the experience is funneled into the appropriate input where Awareness, Processing, and Comprehension is activated for Essence. The more one has experiences that draw one's Attention, or where one is guided by active Intention, the greater the use of the Inputs and the greater the clarity of access to the life the Essence has. Chakras would work in a similar way. In the context of this question, at least, they can be understood as a net that is cast for all dimensions of the self to monitor for Attention or Intention. As you know, we can always say more on a subject, but we think this may be helpful for now. Janet: There is a set of books called 'The Ra Material', purported to be authored by 'Ra, an humble messenger of the Law of One'. The books contain quite a bit of material that correlates with the Michael material. Both the Ra books and some of the material purported to be from the entity known as Germane speak of spiritual paths referred to as service to others and service to self. Who or what is Ra, and is there any validity to the idea of a spiritual path known as service to self? MEntity: Ra refers to the 8th Manifestation of Infinite Soul approximately 8000 years ago. The material that is shared now is from some fragments who were directly impressed and moved by that Manifestation. However, it is an interpretation and is based on access to the Essence of the individual/s relaying the information, and not on direct access to what was known as Ra. One can see the same from those who claim to carry forth further teachings of Jesus, for instance. It is not the teaching of the Infinite Soul, but an interpretation based on what the original teaching meant or means to the individual. The same has happened even more recently by those touched by Seth and Jane Roberts who now falsely claim to speak on their behalf. So it is not that the teachings are untrue, but that the teachings are their own. Maureen: The Course In Miracles was apparently channeling "Jesus". MEntity: However, in the case of Ra, the base idea is valid in that he taught of the value of the Higher Moving Center and its function, and as the fragment was a King, he was able to teach the ramifications of serving the self vs serving of others. Servers learn the truth of accelerated evolution quite early due to their inclination toward the serving of others. It is the "fastest" path of evolution. However, Servers get hung up near the end because then they must learn how to receive service and how to gain power through themselves, not through others. Kings, on the other hand, are often quite slow to grasp the appeal of serving others, since they can so easily prompt others to serve them. This makes for long arcs of evolution across and within lifetimes. But in much the same way that a revelation eventually comes to a Server that "to serve others" requires a circuit that allows the self to be served, the King eventually realizes that the self is benefited in much healthier ways through their leadership being a service to others. Janet: That makes a lot of sense. Thank you Michael. MEntity: So this fragment was an important pick for the Infinite Soul at the time. Both Service to Self and Service to Other are valid paths, and both must be understood and implemented at some point in every fragment's evolution before cycling off. They are not contradictory terms. We must conclude here for today. We know we did not tend to the entire queue, but we trust we will continue our exchanges with you again soon. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.