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In a recent session, Michael stated that the Holocaust traumatized humanity in ways they said they have not yet begun to explore with us. They also said that NOW is when it is coming back to be addressed. I would really love to see this as a dedicated topic. Just give me a heads-up if you decide to do it, so I can plan to be home for it! Thanks!
Ask Michael - February 5, 2017 MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN ckaricai: Hi Michael and Troy. My question is about the energy reports. The overleaves seem random but I'm wondering if there is a pattern and if so what is it? It might be helpful for us to figure out what the overleaves will be ahead of time. ckaricai: Knowing if there is a pattern might help us also just understand the energy reports better as well. MEntity: There are patterns, but no obvious patterns because the point in time in which we "take a snapshot" and then the amount of time included in that snapshot are arbitrary. For example, if we were asked to give the Overleaves for "The Day," our report may look very different. Or if asked Monthly. A year with a start and end point is a matter of convenience that is based in a context that works because most Humans measure themselves in years. This is also true in terms of the groups we include when assessing these Overleaves. If we were to look at a single country then overleaves may be very different from the global overleaves of a year. The same could be said of cities, etc. ckaricai: Wow, I see how this would be a topic for a separate longer session. MEntity: However, that being said, the patterns that exist that are more accessible are the patterns of generation, implementation, integration, and review. Because most Humans measure their lives in terms of years, the collective patterns of GENERATING Overleaves, then IMPLEMENTING them, then INTEGRATING them, then REVIEWING the experiences gained from that set of collective Overleaves are cycles that are fairly stable and linked to the yearly cycle. These stages of the cycles of USE of Overleaves is far more stable than the Overleaves, themselves. We describe a set of Overleaves for a year, but because we are describing an "average" based on multiple algorithms that are not static, then the Overleaves for a year can actually change several times. We alert our channel if this happens, but it has not happened in long time. Once the Implementation Stage is active, most prefer to work with what has been Generated. But if a meteor were to strike in the middle of an Acceptance year, it may easily switch to a Growth year. Yes, we can discuss this as its own topic. It is a valuable question. ckaricai: Thank you ConnorB: Hello again, Michael! ConnorB: In a previous conversation, you described the Holocaust as having ‘traumatized Humanity in ways we have barely begun to explore with our students’. Can you expand on this, please? ConnorB: I imagine this topic probably needs a Michael Speaks or something, but this could help give us something to start with. (end of question) MEntity: There have been waves of atrocity and genocide across humanity several times in its Grand Cycle. However difficult it is to consider this, we (as Sentience) know this will be part of the growing pains of a species, particularly those with more mobility and tool-making capabilities. When the Holocaust came about, humanity had moved into a rather new and fragile position of collective intelligence and compassion that had only been stable in smaller groups. There was a Turning Point reached where humanity was on the brink of true peace that would, eventually, spread across the globe in ways that can only be fantasized about now. Children are born with deep compassion and sensitivity, and then this is hardened or removed or numbed by the imprinting and teachings of fear instilled by caretakers, society, culture, and experiences, but if the individual is open she can wake up and free herself from that imprinting and fear and define her life on her own terms that transcend the seeming demands of experience and the past, returning herself to a refined state of confidence in her compassion and sensitivity. This is true of humanity on a larger scale. As the consciousness of Humans began to wake up in greater numbers at the same time, a kind of matrix was in place that invited accelerated awareness for all within a time period. War had never been experienced on such a scale as that of World War 1. Humanity was shaken into a state of awake on a collective scale not seen before. Once one is "awake" it is nearly impossible to go back to sleep. It is very difficult to unlearn what one learns. A Turning Point was generated where Humanity was moving toward a collective choice toward collective compassion, or further entrench fragmented disintegration. The Holocaust was the result. ConnorB: I see which direction we chose. MEntity: It was Humanity's first real chance to grow together and it fell profoundly short of its potential. This is not said as a disappointment or judgment. It simply is what happened. This was not merely a falling short, of course, but a deeply wounding retaliation from those who preferred that humanity remain asleep. Surprisingly, the collective wound did not come from the Holocaust. It came from the realization that "no one" did anything to challenge or stop or collectively challenge the progressive momentum toward what would become known as "the holocaust." ConnorB: "No one" wanted to admit as much, either. MEntity: It is far more complex than that, but the core wounding comes from that disconnection from putting into action the necessary measures that would anchor peace and compassion. Only since 2015 did the collective consciousness determine to once again aim for that anchoring of peace and compassion. And your Turning Point has come again. And your challenge has come again. And your choices matter again. This may seem chilling or even rather theatrically and conveniently dramatic, but these Turning Points will continue to return every 50 to 75 years now until "we get it right." ConnorB: What can we say? We're committed. MEntity: This same pattern happens on smaller scales in cities, towns, nations and countries, and these are microcosmic opportunities that feed into the macrocosmic potential. We have more to say, of course. ConnorB: Thank you! Until next time. Maureen: Perhaps in life spans as well. 50 - 75 years is close enough to lifetimes. Nan: A big change in topic, but I have been considering material on body types that describes as "passive" the Lunar, Jovial, and Venusian types and as "active" the Saturnian, Mercurial, Martial, and Solar types. I am wondering whether a person's particular mix of passive or active body types has an effect on natural abilities for such inner work as meditation or dream study. MEntity: Yes, Nan, very much so, but not as obstacles, only as differences of terrain. Depending on one's Body Type mix, there may be some necessity for greater stillness while another Body Type mix may need greater movement, while others may need variation. Nan: The greater "active" in the mix the more need for movement? MEntity: Meditation and Dream Study are accessible by all with a Body, but some may need to groove a bit during meditation while others may need to focus and embrace stillness. The pattern TENDS to be that the more passive the body type, the more necessity for activity, and the more active body types require stillness, but wherever one is in that circle that binds active and passive, you will need both over time. We suggest using whichever feels more inviting because that is the path that is yours, and then as you need to move around the circle, do so. Nan: Thank you Juni: I was wondering if you could comment on Dorothy Parker's life and if we could have her role, soul age, and casting? specifically did she have some sort of agreement with MLK, with regard to comments? MEntity: Dorothy Parker was a Personality of the 5th Level Mature Sage-Cast Warrior who had a Life Task of "REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF ABSURDITY." She was attempting to balance a Philanthropic Karma with the Priest known as Martin Luther King. This did not succeed. Juni: Because of his death? MEntity: However, the Life Task was fulfilled through keen expression of observation. Yes, the death disrupted the effects of the intent. Uma: What would Michael say are effective ways to diminish the hold of chief feature both individually and collectively? and would this be part of 'getting it right'? part of 'anchoring of peace and compassion.' MEntity: First, we will say that "getting it right" is a phrase we used for convenience in its familiarity and we do not mean to imply that there is a "wrong." There is only evolution and this is a progress fraught with "wrong" because that is part of how consciousness learns and grows. And refines itself. On an individual scale the work of transforming Chief Features is a matter of effort to bring conscious choice to the equation. Chief Features cannot survive conscious choice. Though we can speak more specifically to each Chief Feature and to each individual struggling with a Chief Feature about tactics to transform, we can say that everyone can benefit from practicing conscious choice. However specific we get on any specific person or Chief Feature, it aims for conscious choice. Conscious choice is the result of RESPONSE where as unconscious or subconscious choice is often the result of REACTION. Ask yourselves if you are Responding, or if you are Reacting. One can change that dynamic immediately, as one gains practice in it. We have referred to this as Photography, or the practice of catching yourself in a moment as a kind of snapshot and observing it from a calmer perspective If you are in a moment where you can ask if you are Responding or if you are Reacting, you are already shifting toward Response and Conscious Choice. Sometimes you must acknowledge Reactions long after they have occurred, and then return to heal any impact from those Reactions by implementing new Responses. All of this work on an individual level contributes to the collective level. As long as you are checking yourself, you are contributing to the transformation, healing, and anchoring of peace. It can be tricky, but if you can help others to check themselves and return to Response and Conscious Choice, it is valuable. This can be tricky because there must be deep mutual trust and rapport for this to work. If you point out the flailing of a stranger, it can help further entrench them. However, if you are subject to any harm from an individual or collective whose Chief Features are rampant, then your efforts to resist, raise consciousness and encourage awareness is valuable even in the face of reactionary defenses. We must conclude here for today, though we suggest further exploration of some of these topics as students. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
This is a bit of a cross-post, since I just posted this link in a comment elsewhere. I recently saw this film, and there's a part in it that jumped out at me; it seemed like a fictional depiction of two people forming a sacral link. A pair of lovers, one a German Jew and the other a Polish partisan, escape from a concentration camp in the final months of the Second World War. There is a moment where they make love in the woods, and though there are no words spoken in the scene, it's clear that it's the first time they've ever been able to take off their clothes in front of each other. As they remove their tattered camp uniforms, their emaciated bodies are revealed, covered in bruises and cuts from the beatings they've taken. But that's presented as fact for the viewer; the characters are just relieved and overjoyed to feel safe and loved for a moment. It's such an intense moment. I watched it and thought about how powerful those moments of mutual survival are, and felt awe that my sacral links with people might have formed in similar moments (though I assume they're not all as "fun"). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_(2011_film)